Posted by: Noni | December 7, 2016

Pizzagate is FAKE, but not everyone is convinced.

 

It took me a while to fully grasp what was happening. Like many others, I was being censored. What I couldn’t figure out was… why? For many months my research progressed normally. I experienced the usual roadblocks but trusted my instincts and forged on. With each search I discovered successive leads to follow up on. Just as video gamers hunt and explore for clues toward reaching the next level or finding rumored treasure,  I followed a trail of articles, videos and public records to validate my suspicions. Last winter I spent 4 months exploring Peru. I was investigating the environmental impact and modern day influences affecting the Indigenous people (specifically as a result of resource extraction by foreign powerhouses) and almost a year later I’m still digging for verifiable, conclusive proof of the crimes I witnessed.

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The internet is vast. It sucks you in, swirls you around and spits you out in random yet calculated measures. Some people find it tedious to search for  facts. I find it fascinating. More often than not, the truth is smothered by fiction. Fabricated events designed to modify, control, and deceive… much akin to hanging a picture over a damaged wall,  throwing a cloak over puddle or adding a rosy tint to a bleak landscape. It’s hard to know exactly what you’re looking at sometimes as appearances can be deceptive. Occasionally, when following a trail looking for clues, a thread or a path will lead you in a totally unexpected direction.

I was looking into mining and logging infractions but found pizza, ping pong, and chicken lovers.

Arriving at the Gate of controversy surrounding Pizza Pedos is the second time in my armchair-activist life that I’ve been caught in a web of propagandizing backlash. It’s well known that opposition to mainstream media draws sideways glances and occasionally seething verbal punishment, but as an independent journalist I’ve never thought of myself as important enough to warrant viscous attacks. I was wrong. Thankfully, I’m not dead wrong. Others haven’t been as fortunate as I.

19 Year Old Flint Michigan water poisoning investigator wasn’t so lucky.

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I’m not saying that all questionable reporting results in death or ruined reputations but you have to admit that Whistle-blowers do get a bad rap. Foul water whistle-blower Miguel Del Toral can attest to that.

Huffington Post — Whistleblower’s Warning

Former EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman, pictured, has denied that the agency retaliated against whistleblower Miguel Del Toral. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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From CNN  — Updated 12:26 PM ET, Wed November 30, 2016

In a complaint filed last week, Dennis Walters claims that he has been repeatedly mistreated at the Sewells Point Police Precinct, which is part of Naval Station Norfolk, because his wife has been so outspoken. He claims that the pattern of harassment began in March after she testified in Congress. “Since I testified at the state Senate hearing, things got progressively worse,” Lee Anne Walters said. “They threatened to force him into a hardship discharge if he didn’t get me under control.

Mainstream media account of the cover-up and additional charges.

Michael Moore’s 10 things they won’t tell you about the Flint water tragedy…

http://michaelmoore.com/10FactsOnFlint/

So what on earth has contaminated water in Flint Michigan got to do with Pizzagate?

We’re all familiar with the situation in Flint. It’s easily researched and a wealth of information conclusively illustrates that there was a cover-up. There are thousands and thousands of examples of cover-ups to choose from but I used Flint’s because it’s remains a hot topic. It’s even become a focus for education Flint Water Study  by Virginia Tech Research Team About

Sexual misconduct, rape, child pornography, human trafficking… Ugly topics all too often in our headlines.

In today’s world it’s not too unusual to see reports of horrific violations against children. Unfortunately these types of stories are all too common. What surprised me the most about Pizzagate was the swift, highly concerted effort to shut it down. FAKE was plastered over every article and video clip on the internet. Pictures vanished, accounts deleted, logos amended…  I witnessed many instances personally. Coincidentally, that’s what caught my attention. Stuff was disappearing off my Facebook page like never before. Oddly, none of it was in violation of their policies.

I conducted Google searches and found even stranger occurrences. Word-specific searches on Google and DuckDuckGo  (an anonymous search engine) showed dramatic differences. Pages that I had visited just hours earlier had vanished. Video links reportedly were invalid or deleted entirely. Oddly, I sensed something had changed on the Wikileaks page, but couldn’t figure out what it was. (wishing I had taken more screenshots)  The scale of covert activity was massive and calculating. Knowing that data was being censored and manipulated made me even more determined to dig deeper.

Do social media giants control the future of news?

The world is full of conspirators and quacks but unless they are known to be dangerous, they’re generally left to argue among themselves. My curiosity intensified when I heard that Reddit’s CEO had admitted to editing user comments. Why would he do that?

Massive cover-up of wrongdoing by priests was the cornerstone of the investigation into the Catholic Church and Vatican by the Boston Globe’s, Spotlight journalists. Do we need more proof that these sorts of activities do and have occurred in elite circles? Do we need more proof that these sorts of crimes have been historically covered-up?

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IMDb.com — The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Pedophilia by high level officials is widely documented

A ‘big political cover-up’ of 1980s pedophile-ring in U.K. Parliament?

Washington Post Reports on Pedo Ring

Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’

The Guardian Reports on Gag

There is evidence of rings where elites and officials were implicated and found guilty? How about celebrities who were child icons…let’s not forget Rolf Harris or Jimmy Savile! The question begs to be asked. Why aren’t we taking this seriously? There are hundreds of ongoing investigations into crimes against children. Why is it so hard to believe that some of the perpetrators may be government officials?

Excerpt from ZDNet in reference to child pornography perps.

We’ve had military officers with high clearances, pediatricians, lawyers, school principals, and tech executives,” Gulotta said of those arrested under Innocent Images.

So, given all the prior instances (proven and documented)  of cover-ups by both church and state; why can’t we accept Pizzagate as possible? I think most of us can agree that the magnitude and scope is frightening. To consider top level politicians and lawmakers in such demonic light is unpalatable.

What is Pizzagate and How Might it Change the Shape of America

immediatesafety.org — Article 1, Bibliography

Is Pizzagate Real Or Is Pizzagate Fake News : The History, Greater Implications,  And Reality

immediatesafety.org — Article 2, Bibliography

In the case of #PIZZAGATE I witnessed swift, effective control with material being pulled off Twitter, Youtube, Reddit and Facebook. While I was digging for truth and/or proof of any sort to corroborate the stories, my searches revealed only FAKE branded results. I took screenshots of images and compared searches days later… the information was identical despite numerous developments that I had knowledge of through open channels.  Why are these stories buried in the first place? How is the control orchestrated? Who makes the decisions and on what authority? What other tactics are used to suppress information or discredit independents? (death threats, intimidation, slander, blackmail, coercion, ridicule)

More on how covert agents  INFILTRATE THE INTERNET to manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations.

As for me, I’m still sifting through all the material. There’s thousands of emails, hundreds of Twitter and Instagram accounts, countless discussion threads, a plethora of public documents and an overwhelming sense of, my gut tells me something’s not quite right.

I’d be curious to hear what you think. Please comment with links for discussion below.

Posted by: Noni | November 30, 2016

DC PizzaGate: A Primer UPDATED 11/29

Suspected Pedophile Ring Exposed

I’ve created this blog to share the information Anonymous has collectively gathered and researched about a suspected pedophilia and human trafficking ring that we seem to have uncovered existing within our DC politicians and the elite class.

It all started with one incredibly suspicious Podesta email that had skeptics suggesting they weren’t actually talking about pizza, but rather in code. Here it is:

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If this is not speaking in code, then it makes absolutely NO SENSE. Not a single person has been able to offer a coherent explanation on what this could mean if ACTUALLY pizza and map related…

Not to mention this disturbing “coincidence”:

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Read the headliner above on the website Evie’s Crib Blog “Evelyn is growing up. Soon she will be the queen of the entire US of A. right now, for a limited time only, you can spend some time with her online, raw and uncut. Take…

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Since this past April I’ve been working on post production for a documentary I shot in Peru. Sorting through a wealth of material (four months of filming) with locations at the seaside, the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Jungle. Photos, videos, audio recordings, letters, books, legal documents, research papers, websites, government publications…

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I was busy moving files around on my laptop; sorting, deleting, archiving… when I found an unpublished blog post from August 2014.  I don’t remember the circumstances of why I wrote the piece or why it was never published, but when I read it tonight, I recognized my voice in each word. At that time, I imagine I got distracted with preparation for some project and set aside this opinion piece in lieu of packing, researching or fundraising… but today, June 22 2016, I feel compelled to publish this 2 year old plea to humanity.

Unedited, as I found it – From August 2014

It’s no secret I’m an opinionated, anarchistic, activist.  But lately, I’ve noticed that many of my friends and family have also taken up the gauntlet. Sure we all love to whine about how Facebook is controlling our lives, eating up our time and bombarding us with calculated and targeted advertising, but what we don’t fully appreciate is the way it’s given us a voice.

I hate game requests more than the next guy but I’ll excuse the intrusion in hopes I can influence just one more friend that we need to start making drastic changes or our planet is doomed. I ignore the ads which clearly have nothing to do with my needs and likes (Facebook must be confused if it thinks I’m interested in buying stuff, cause I’m not) but will spend hours scouring the feeds looking for ammunition for my own battle of reason or an opening to place a carefully constructed phrase in hopes that others will be moved to question, act or consider other possibilities.

Yes, Facebook is a corporately controlled monster that can be dangerous in the wrong hands but which also has immense reach and scope and the power to influence and educate. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a definite shift in perspectives given the situation in the Middle East and recent escalation of conflict between Arabs and Israelis.

Christians, Jews, Muslims and all other believers (or non) have drawn lines in the virtual sand and are defending their positions. What’s interesting to me is that racial and cultural background seems to have little bearing on which side of the fence people eventually sit on. The Jewish Nations both inside and outside the State of Israel have condemned attacks against the Palestinians while Muslims in other regions have pledged support for Israel claiming Hamas to be the ultimate evil.

It’s hard to understand the inconsistencies but one can only surmise it’s got something to do with the misrepresentation of information and the long history of propaganda and lies dished out by both parties. For me personally, it’s a challenge to find the truth. No one is immune to bias. We all have it and we’ve all had it used against us. We’re only human after all.

No matter what your views or policies are, I urge you to speak up and speak out. Take control of the power at your fingertips and offer your opinion on that post. Share a link that moves or inspires you. Pissed off? Tell people why. It’s through constant reflection and questioning that we discover our own truths.

I’d love to hear what revs your engine…
share in the comments and don’t get so upset if everyone doesn’t see it your way. I challenge everyone to share their views on Global warming. How does it affect you? What needs to be done? Is it our responsibility or that of government and big business…?

Thoughts?
Is this still relevant today? What’s the same? What’s different?

Posted by: Noni | May 28, 2016

Embracing Death, living life.

Seven years ago, May 28th 2009, I found myself in a situation where I fully expected to die. As I lay motionless on a tiled floor a wave of calm swept over me. I waited for darkness to extinguish my light, I embraced that inevitability.  But my number hadn’t been called yet so I was gifted more time on this glorious planet. I’m grateful for every moment I’ve experienced since then.

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In the past 2,555 days a collection of events, both good and bad, have brought me a deeper understanding of my purpose in this world. I’ve changed. My goals have changed. My lifestyle has changed. The world has changed. Things that were once important are now insignificant. My perspectives have shifted from a state of wanting; more money, more stuff, more friends, more time…. to a place of acceptance and understanding. The journey wasn’t rapid as one might expect but rather a gradual shift and adaptation to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in this life.

So… what is important, you might ask me? Let me ask you… If you were to die next week, what would you do with your last days? If your answer is any different from what you have planned already, then ask yourself WHY?  The most important lesson I have learned in the last 7 years is this:

Live each day as if it were your last.

Since 2009 I’ve suffered many losses. Most of those deaths were unexpected. My children lost their father. My best friend lost her mother. I lost my mentor and writing partner. I didn’t understand why I was given a second chance while so many others were not. There are no guarantees in life but one is certain, eventually we all die.  So…

Live each day as if it were your last.

Cherish your family, appreciate your friends, share with your neighbors, give back to society, simplify your space, reach for new heights, count your blessings and

Live each day as if it were your last.

I didn’t ever consider that growing sprouts could be so easy. My first mistake was with quantity.  I used about a half cup of dried lentils when a tablespoon would have been more than enough.  Needless to say, I ended up with a massively successful batch for my inaugural attempt.

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Having returned to Canada from four months in South America I re-evaluated my eating habits. I had been eating a lot of food in South America that I didn’t really want to eat but that I had to eat out of necessity. (I was a guest and I thought it was rude not to eat the food that was served me.) I realized when I got home that I had freedom and choices so I started looking at all the food was eating and for ways that I could improve by choosing more sustainable foods. I wanted to focus on finding alternatives that were healthier for me while eliminating foods that were toxic or empty calories.

Sprouting seemed like an easy way to venture into the realm of raw and vegan with limited effort and minimal expense. When you consider cost per content yield, sprouts are packed with enormous value.

Experiment with different types of beans and seeds… it’s cheap and you’ll see near instant results. Sprouting is easy for kids and can be a fun way to supplement your diet while teaching how easy it is to grow your own food.

No special equipment is needed…. a glass jar (mason works well) or container with a net/screen/stocking as a drainage cover.

Have fun!

Posted by: Noni | February 5, 2016

Noni through the eye of the Llama

Noni through the eye of the Llama

Noni through the eye of the Llama

 


Peruvian Heartache
– Documentary Film in Production

Written and Produced by Alison (Noni) Richards

Llamas with blue eyes are rare.

Posted by: Noni | October 29, 2015

Breathing Easier at High Altitude

Greetings from Peru! I spent 9 days in Lima having a crash course in Spanish. It helps that I speak french which is somewhat similar but I still have a long way to go before I can carry on any sort of conversation. Luckily for me I have a wonderful guide and interpretor here in Cusco, high in the Andes.

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Yeiber is from a small community, Maras, where they speak the original language Quechan. In Peru there are over 100 different dialects. He works as a tour guide and his company offers volunteer opportunities for youth from around the world.   Since the Spanish conquered the Incas much has changed in this country. In 1821 they gained their independence but have only recently began to be recognized for their diverse richness both geographically and culturally. Machu Picchu was recently  recognized as one of the Wonders of the World so tourism has exploded with over 2 million visitors per year. This has been great for the economy but not so good for the indigenous people who struggle to maintain their sustainable practices. Other influences they battle are pollution, mining and logging devastation and climate changes due to global warming. It´s important to support these people who are the keepers of the land. Small tribes fight valiantly to protect the rainforest from further destruction. The Amazon is responsable for over 20% of the earth´s oxygen so they have an arduous task. Please help me to share their story. We appreciate your support through contribution or sharing.
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Posted by: Noni | October 29, 2015

Greetings from Peru! I spent 9 days in Lima having a crash course in Spanish. It helps that I speak french which is somewhat similar but I still have a long way to go before I can carry on any sort of conversation. Luckily for me I have a wonderful guide and interpretor here in Cusco, high in the Andes.

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Yeiber is from a small community, Maras, where they speak the original language Quechan. In Peru there are over 100 different dialects. He works as a tour guide and his company offers volunteer opportunities for youth from around the world.   Since the Spanish conquered the Incas much has changed in this country. In 1821 they gained their independence but have only recently began to be recognized for their diverse richness both geographically and culturally. Machu Picchu was recently  recognized as one of the Wonders of the World so tourism has exploded with over 2 million visitors per year. This has been great for the economy but not so good for the indigenous people who struggle to maintain their sustainable practices. Other influences they battle are pollution, mining and logging devastation and climate changes due to global warming. It´s important to support these people who are the keepers of the land. Small tribes fight valiantly to protect the rainforest from further destruction. The Amazon is responsable for over 20% of the earth´s oxygen so they have an arduous task. Please help me to share their story. We appreciate your support through contribution or sharing.
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Posted by: Noni | October 22, 2015

Buying Local – A lesson from people of Peru.

A day at the local fish market

A day at the local fish market

So far my experiences in South America have been incredibly eye-opening. First off, I noticed that for a city with over 8 million people it is relatively safe and clean. Everywhere I go I am treated very well. It’s obvious that I am a gringo, blond hair and blue eyes, but no one has tried to take advantage of me or rip me off. (Like so many other places I have been) The capital city, Lima, is a bustling center full of taxis and buses who somehow manage to keep moving despite a lack of traffic control. The honking of horns is at times deafening and most of the vehicles show evidence of mishaps (dings and dents) but no one seems too preoccupied with fancy cars here. The houses are modest and the neighborhoods a mix of industrial and residential. I was surprised when I accompanied my host, Ines, to the lumberyard and hardware store. I expected a journey by taxi or bus, but instead, we walked around the corner and into a tiny shop jam packed with just about everything you could imagine. A woman behind the counter took our order and returned minutes later with the required merchandise. We went halfway around the block and through a doorway into the Capenteria (lumber yard) where there was a mixture of new and reclaimed wood products. These are small locally owned and operated businesses each staying within their own specialty unlike the giant conglomerations we have in Canada.

When we finished at the lumberyard my friend and I rounded a corner at the end of the block revealing a large open market. Kiosks lined the street selling a variety of items and offering a full banquet of food choices.  When we approached a stall selling fresh chickens Ines greeted the vendor by name and specified how she wanted her order chopped. (one leg with the foot attached, toes removed) Admittedly I was slightly grossed out, but after hearing stories of supermarkets changing the best before dates on factory grown meats, that had been sitting for who knows how long… well, this seemed a lot fresher. Instead of shopping for an entire week or month worth of groceries, the Peruvians buy what they need, as they need it. Fresh! Sure you can stock up on staples but why have bread in your freezer when you can grab a loaf off the corner that has come straight out of the oven.

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Somehow we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that shopping for everything under one roof is easier. But is it really? And how much food gets wasted because we have a surplus that rots in the fridge? Personally I think running around a giant store with row after row of goods I’m not interested in, isn’t entirely convenient. People buy what they need, when they need it and they don’t have to drive across town to find it. Best of all the money spent stays in the neighborhood. It doesn’t go to some shareholder whose primary interest is to squeeze more profit out each transaction. In one store we received a coin that the next vendor pointed out as counterfeit. Ines knew exactly where it came from. We returned to the hardware store, handed him the coin and he promptly replaced it with a genuine one. Too many roof shingles from the building supply? They were returned within minutes with no explanation or paperwork required.

I’m sure many would argue that this system is outdated and archaic, but for me it made sense. A trip to the seashore for fresh fish convinced me wholeheartedly. I watched in fascination as a sturdy (strong as an ox from the looks of him) barefooted man waded into the ocean to receive the days catch from each of the returning boats. He hoisted the seafood onto his shoulder and plowed ashore where teams waited to clean and process it. I’ve only seen fresher fish when I caught it myself. No waste of energy transporting it to another location to clean and gut… sorted and stacked for sale within meters of the tide line. When I handed my money to the vendor it went into their pocket not someone else. Restaurants lined the shore competing for our business by calling out their specialties. No need to wonder where they got their ingredients from, you could see them grab the fish right off the pile and put it onto the grill.

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Since being here I have enjoyed each meal knowing there are no preservatives, additives or colorants. Sure, if you want a big Mac you can drive downtown but there isn’t one on every second corner like home. Variety is offered by the uniqueness of the business owner, not in how many brands of ketchup or salad dressing they carry. Everywhere I go I see things that are the same but that look different. Three stalls sit side by side selling fried chicken but each offering a slightly different rendition. It’s refreshing to be in a place where everything is unique; not cookie cutter uniformity. Perhaps that’s comforting to some, but I prefer an adventure and Lima has certainly dished that up.

Gracias

It was over 3 years ago that I wrote this piece. I had been out of the country for many years and when I returned to Canada I was saddened at the blatant destruction and devastation caused by mining and oil projects. What had happened to the Canada that I had loved and been so fiercely proud of? I’m inspired now. The people of Canada have raised their voices and claimed ownership of their land again. A powerful message to the world that we don’t want corporate control or corrupt leaders.  The damage had been done, pipelines laid and tar sands dug, tailing ponds overflowing… but change, CHANGE is the new buzzword. We beat fear with hope. I hold Justin Trudeau to the task. I will watch his every move and scrutinize his policies. We have hope. I breath deeply and wait for the dawn of a new day.The Pipeline - An Ode to Enbridge

written by Alison Noni Richards (c) 2012

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