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On the matter of Christmas …

by DAVID BROWN | | December 19, 2017

We have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. Back in March of 2014, the love of my life and the mother of my children broke her neck in a car wreck, so that Christmas Amy was wearing a Halo after extensive neck surgery. Amy was one of the lucky 3% because 97% of the people with her type of injury are paraplegic or dead. Today, Amy is both alive and healthy; and doing very well thanks to the expert medical care she received.

Now Christmas means many things to many people. For some it’s about Christ and Christ only. Yet for many, it represents a time for family and gift openings, and watching the bright happy faces of their children; and for others, a lonely time that can only be filled with long-past memories of happier times … of children’s laughter and loved ones no longer at our side. For many it represents a lot of unnecessary work, effort and expense getting all the decorations up, gifts bought, fighting crowds and the resultant debt that follows. For others, it represents the commercialism of a sacred holiday where big businesses are trying to sell stuff we don’t need. For many retailers, Christmas brings their books from the red into the black; without which they couldn’t survive the other 11 months of the year. Still others see it as a big lie and a falsehood, an evil trick played upon naive children; and wish that as adults we should all come clean and be honest with our children to build their trust. Some see its history as a pagan holiday; having nothing at all to do with Christ, while others feign offense.

But for me, I love Christmas and the mythology that surrounds it … and I probably always will. Why? Because I have an entire childhood filled with wonderful feelings and memories about Christmas. In the interest of full disclosure– I was raised in a Christian home as a Christian and continue to this day a Christian; but for me, Christmas represented a special time of the year of bright lights, music, Christmas trees, stockings and presents and excitement, and oh did I love my childhood presents! Though my parents were of modest means, I almost always got exactly what I wanted from a 4-wheel drive ‘Mighty Might’, to real bow and arrow set, I have great memories. I had disappointments too. One year, I asked for a horse and I got one, but it was a rocking horse. My mother still has that old B&W photo of me on this rocking horse. In my disappointment, I told my mother that I wanted a “WEAL Horsy”. Years later I got my wish.

Now that I am an old fart and no longer a child, I enjoy Christmas even more. Because now I get to peer into the faces of my innocent grandchildren, as I once peered into my own children’s faces, and I see the joy and the happiness and anticipation on their faces; and magically I am transported back to my childhood.

Will our children discover there is no Santa Claus at some point? Yes they will. Will they be disappointed? Yes they will. Will they feel betrayed by those they should be able to trust the most? Perhaps, but give them time, and maybe they will realize the real meaning of Christmas as I did: that there are some profound gifts to be had in this mythology. The myth of Christmas has its roots in the love parents have for their children. It’s a ‘play-pretend’. It’s an event … it’s how we’d like things to be. It is –in the words of Joseph Campbell– an archetype deeply seated in the collective unconscious. It really doesn’t matter if you are Christian or not; or even if you are a bitter/happy atheist, we all share the same fundamental mental and physical makeup.

Most people believe that myths are just stories that are not true; some think a myth is a lie, but this is not true. Myths are a way of communicating powerful messages that bypass the critical mind. A myth is like throwing a message in a bottle past the conscious mind secured firmly into the subconscious, forever there to reside. These memories are what childhood is made of and provides our strength as we face our challenges through the bumpy road of adulthood. These important messages –these myths—are the message of love. The message is hope and the message is belief.  Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward men.

-David Brown

Freedom Prize

The David Brown Freedom Prize

The David Brown Freedom Prize: If a wealthy arms dealer can create the Nobel Peace Prize, and BTW award it to war criminals like Henry Kissinger and Obama, we need something to counterbalance this odious prize.  Though I don’t have the money Alfred Nobel generated from his implements of death, my prize will be much more honorable and prestigious; once the qualifications and the list of nominees are made known.


Here’s the list of nominees I have so far…

  • Julian Assange – Winner for 2016
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Judicial watch
  • Project Veritas
  • GUCCIFER 2.0
  • DCLeaks
  • William Binney

Qualification: Those persons or establishments who unselfishly and at great personal risk achieve a significant impact on the establishment, preservation or advancement of individual freedoms.

Note: Please feel free to nominate anyone you feel worthy of this honor.

Prizes for 2016 will be awarded January, 2017.

Additional nominees:

  • Trey Gowdy
  • Jason Chaffetz
  • Posthumously to Gary webb, Micheal Rupter, Quigley and Sutton.
  • Dinesh D’Souza

Paul Craig Roberts: The American Media Is A CIA Front | April 12, 2016

Notable message from Paul Craig Roberts

I reported honestly the facts of the US coup that overthrew the elected Ukrainian government in 2014 (see my columns in February and March 2014). However, the US print and TV media, led by the New York Times, lied through their teeth.

Indeed, the “mainstream” US media functioned as agent and propagandist for the Washington neoconservatives who destroyed Ukrainian democracy and imposed massive suffering and death on Ukrainians.

There is no crime that the American presstitutes will not commit and no lie that they will not tell.

Yesterday (April 11, 2016) Robert Parry held the sordid presstitutes accountable:

‘Yats’ Is No Longer the Guy

About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts Newsletter

Oil as a weapon

by DAVID BROWN | | Jan 13, 2016



The low price of oil is a conspiracy between the US and Saudi Arabia to bankrupt Russia; and as a side benefit, it reduces Saudi competition from the US and Iran thus maintaining their market share. Question: Will it backfire? Saudi is already in deep dodo over this having to borrow money… can you believe that? The big question is can Russia outlast Saudi Arabia? We shall see. Russia said that they would still produce oil even if it was zero dollars per barrel. It’s a fight to the death. An unexpected risk to the US financial system is what impact will this have on derivatives and hedge funds?

Russia Is Breaking America’s Oil Price Monopoly
The end of the ‘petrodollar’ will mean a simultaneous end to the USA’s ability to enforce global hegemony


Simona Kossak

Simona Kossak (1943-2007) was a polish scientist, an ecologist, an author of films and books and an university professor. People called her “witch” because she was very close to wild animals, and it looked like she understand their language. She believed that the key to happiness is living simple and close to nature..

from Rebecca van den Heuvel – Found on

Simona Kossak

Simona Kossak

Prepping for the next false flag event …

Prepping for the next false flag event …

Lessig: “I had dinner once with Richard Clark at the table and I said ‘is there an equivalent to the Patriot Act — an iPatriot Act — just sitting waiting for some substantial event just waiting for them to come have the excuse for radically changing the way the Internet works?’ And he said, ‘Of course there is’ — and I swear this is what he said, and quote — ‘and Vint Cerf is not going to like it very much.'”

i9-11: US Government Ready with a “Patriot Act” for the Internet

We’re not under threat. We are the threat

‘We’re not under threat. We are the threat’ — Oliver Stone
“These violent delights have violent ends” — William Shakespeare

Bill Van Auken: Alongside this official 9/11 rhetoric, which grows more hollow with every passing year, a different discussion is taking place within the ruling political establishment and the military and intelligence apparatus. It centers on a proposal that Washington recruit factions of Al Qaeda […] as its proxy troops in a simultaneous war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad

General Petraeus Calls for Recruiting Al Qaeda


I’ve been a Pinterest fan for years: One of the best places to find great graphics in almost any category from animals, to people to landscapes to art, news, history, etc. Beyond being able to look at all these great pictures, you can also setup your own filing system and save these pictures to a filing system that suits your needs.

Despite my love of Pinterest and despite its great features, I have watched Pinterest change for the worse over the years. Their visions of additional functionality have overrun their ability to provide an enjoyable end user experience. Many of their improvements have caused the site to run so much slower as to make it almost unusable. One great feature is their AI (Artificial Intelligence) that can fairly accurately guess the category in which you will place a picture you are viewing. Other improvements have caused the user’s browser to fill its cache, lose his place, requiring the user to start over at the beginning of his search for new photos wasting the user’s time reviewing previously viewed photos. In short, it seems that each and every tacked on feature has caused their program to run slower and slower and become more and more inefficient. Through all these improvements, Pinterest has lost its major asset which I call its ‘game play’. There is no game play anymore. What is left is a kludgy, thickly coded behemoth that does not and cannot scale as more and more photos, users and categories are added. So if Pinterest is interested in continued growth, they are faced with some serious decisions. Either they have to slim down and go back to their roots or they must rethink, re-architect and reprogram their codebase from the ground up so that it can scale as they add features.


I’ve been an iHeartRadio fan for years. iHeartRadio gives you access to over 1,500 crystal clear radio stations via your PC or your Cell. If you like news, like I do, you have access a plethora of live news talk shows around the USA via iHeardRadio: Rush, Levin, Clyde Lewis, Coast to Coast AM, etc.

Despite my love of iHeartRadio, with each and every upgrade, they have managed to basterdize the once great end user experience. First off, they try every trick in the book to get you to register. Once you register, it can keep track of your favorite radio stations. The problem is that after each and every very frequent update, this retarded program promptly forgets your registration requiring you to register all over again. This is a Pain in the ass so I have learned to never register to save my valuable time. Other problems for the end user, is that iHeartRadio seems to want to push one of their many music radio stations up in front of my news channels on a consistent basis. They would much rather that I listen to one of their mindless music channels than a news talk show. Maybe the music channels are more profitable than the talk radio news channels or maybe they don’t have enough listeners for their crappy music stations and need to push users to the music channels? Now each and every station is full of the standard ‘cut in commercials’ but that is not good enough for iHeartRadio, they insist on pushing additional commercials in your face before you get access to your favorite radio station. Another pisser is that iHeartRadio will spontaneously load without any user interaction. This can be embarrassing if you are in a meeting when iHeartRadio starts blaring from your coat or pant pocket. I have an application that kills iHeartRadio so that it cannot load spontaneously. Another problem with iHeartRadio and their affiliates is that they confuse Sports with News. Sports is sports and news is news. If I wanted to listen to sports, I would be listening to a sports channel. In short iHeartRadio has no respect for you the end user, just in squeezing out every last penny of revenue they can find.

Cyber Cars are not your friend

After the recent Fiat Chrysler recalls and the Jeep hacks revealed the very real and dangerous vulnerabilities of connected cars to cybersecurity attacks, the news media has been inundated with countless articles on how Intel plans to fix this problem.

What none of these technological luminaries ever touch upon however are the two most important issues: Number One: Any honest security expert will tell you that there is no such thing as cyber security. PERIOD!; and Number Two: The CIA and NSA are on record stating their desire to have back-doors installed in any and all security and encryption systems. So if Intel is going to save the day, and if Intel is tied at the belly button to the NSA/CIA what hope of real cybersecurity can we expect? Answer: None. Stop being their fool.

Car Cyber Attacks