South Carolina Church Shooting: Were Dylann Roof Photos Digitally Altered? 65

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H/t to Toni

An open-access website called fotoforensics.com allows visitors to analyze digital images and detect potential alteration. One of the techniques offered at the site is Error Level Analysis. According to the site’s tutorial on ELA:

Error Level Analysis (ELA) permits identifying areas within an image that are at different compression levels. With JPEG images, the entire picture should be at roughly the same level. If a section of the image is at a significantly different error level, then it likely indicates a digital modification …

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Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone? 65

Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014. This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015.

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On July 29, 2014 a notice retrieved from Internet Archive for crisisactors.org announces:

Maintenance

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Crisis Actors is currently undergoing maintenance.

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Dylann Roof South Carolina Church Massacre: Commentary and Analysis 90

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Online commentator RedSilverJ offers his acute analysis of the June 17, 2015 South Carolina Church massacre. He suggests that it may be a manufactured event reminiscent of 1960s Cointelpro tactics and targeting the George Soros-backed “Black Lives Matter” movement with the intent to prompt continued race-based violence across the US.

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Free Form Friday Open Thread II 101

discussionMany know how Memory Hole has some especially well-informed and provocative commenters. Their thoughtful contributions and exchanges are a central feature of the site.

The very substantial response to the initial Free Form Friday open topic thread two weeks ago has prompted a sequel of what will hopefully be another in a long series of such regular discussion forums digging in to current issues and events. Thank you for your continued interest and participation.-JFT

Challenging the Forces Behind Geoengineering and Weaponized Weather 16


On this week’s episode of Real Politik James speaks with environmental activist and award-winning filmmaker Michael J. Murphy, director of What in the World Are They Spraying? (2010) and Why in the World Are They Spraying? (2012). The feature-length documentaries have brought the controversial topic of geoengineering or “chemtrails” to an entirely new level.

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Acts of Unfreedom: Big Brother “Science” and the Psychology of Control 46

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June 2, 2015 — Obama signs The USA Freedom Act

“Liberty isn’t a thing you are given as a present. He who thinks with his own head is a free man. Liberty is something you have to take for yourself. It’s no use begging it from others.” – Pietro Spina in Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone

The year made famous by George Orwell in his oracular novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, has long come and gone. Commentators have had a field day expounding upon Orwell’s hermetic vision of a possible totalitarian world. Big Brother, newspeak, doublethink, now accepted parts of our lexicon, have appropriately been applied to various aspects of political life: the Patriot Act, spying, drones, cameras, media and government propaganda, etc.

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What’s Past is Prologue 9

mhuffJames is joined on this week’s Real Politik by Mickey Huff, director of the internationally-recognized media education and activist organization Project Censored,. Huff is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area. He is also co-host with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of the Project Censored Show. The program airs weekly as part of The Morning Mix on Pacifica’s KPFA Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA. He is also on the steering committee of the Media Freedom Foundation, Banned Books Week, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and the National Coalition Against Censorship. More…

James Tracy on Jade Helm: Drift Towards Martial Law 16

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Veterans Today / Truth Jihad Radio

James Tracy of Memory Hole Blog is a communications ——— at a university that wishes to remain nameless. Tough luck, guys – it’s ——- ——– University ; – )  The faculty, administrators and students there should be proud that they actually have a professor with the courage to think critically about the USA’s drift toward Orwellian tyranny. And they should be ashamed that he’s pretty much the only one.

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Free Form Friday Open Thread 159

Pilot Edition

discussionforumSome MHB devotees have been asking for an “open thread” to share information and partake in discussion on a variety of contemporary issues and events in the news. Such would be a civil yet no-holds-barred exchange for the many thoughtful and well-informed readers I am always delighted to see making good use of the site.

Based on the suggestion–admittedly proposed several weeks ago–this post and prospective initial forum is offered. As John Taylor Gatto might put it, “Thank God it’s ‘Free Form Friday’ … I think.”-JFT

The Creation of ShadowRing 13

Free Mind Films’ New Feature-Length Documentary

Author James Perloff ashadowringnd Free Mind Films producer Chris Emery join James on this week’s Real Politik to discuss ShadowRing, Free Mind Films’ most ambitious project to date. The full-scale historical overview of the world’s power elite is scheduled for release June 6th on DVD and June 11th via pay-per-view. Perloff and Emery explain their roles and experience in the film financing, production and marketing.

Directed by Austin Green (A Noble Lie, State of Mind) ShadowRing provides a broad-ranging history charting the hidden influence of the transnational power elite on American foreign and economic policies over the past century. The film’s script was written by Perloff, based on his books, The Shadows of Power (1988) and Truth is a Lonely Warrior (2014), and narrated by Hollywood producer and actor Kevin Sorbo.

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