Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mueller Probe ending with no Russian Collusion



You may not have noticed, but those Russian indictments were legitimate enough as a housekeeping action that you do to close the file.  Rosenstein specifically stated that no collusion had been found when they put those indictments out.  We are about to soon receive a final report from Mueller and Rosenstein was using the key phrases in his statement.  It is over.  The Russian indictments have been sent on to die a natural death.


Listen to Rush here.  He gets it.











Arctic Ice Thickness has Recovered 44% since 2012

 

We now have a real perspective.  the Ice collapse maxed in 2012 as i predicted back in 2007.  The heat bulge produced by the 1998 El Nino was used up and the normal chill reasserted itself and we now have an uptrend that is taking us back to the original pre 1998 stat channel.

Once again it all appears to be normal variation and with the additional decline taking place in solar output the down side may well be deep this time around. 

The present balance of probabilities are all pointing down with little upside drivers available.

The rest of the world should catch on in a decade or so. 

 

Truth In Labeling At The New York Times : “NOT REAL NEWS”

Arctic sea ice thickness has been increasing for the past twelve years, and is up 44% since 2012. I calculated this by dividing DMI volume by MASIE extent.  (The MASIE records only go back to 2006.).


The Arctic Basin is covered with thick ice.


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This is a change from ten years ago, when much of the Arctic was covered with thin ice.

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According to this New York Times article from 1958, Central Arctic ice thickness is about the same as it was 60 years ago.


The Changing Face of the Arctic; The Changing Face of the Arctic – The New York Times
Yesterday, the fake news New York Times and Mark Serreze quite predictably conflated Arctic sea ice thickness with extent, and declared their Arctic melting scam to still be alive.  Apparently no one at the New York Times actually reads the New York Times.


NOT REAL NEWS: Map Does Not Debunk Global Warming – The New York Times
That is the same Mark Serreze who predicted the North Pole would be ice-free ten years ago, and declared the Arctic to be screaming.



North Pole could be ice free in 2008 | New Scientist

My forecast that NSIDC would rapidly ramp up the junk science and BS, is coming true however.

CDC “vaccine science” hides giant conflict of interest






The whole vaccine industry is proving up to be a long standing criminal conspiracy launched during the first War and plausibly bringing about the huge flue pandemic in 1918.  The cover up was the Flue pandemic story.  That was then used to peddle a whole range of suspect vaccines since then. 

I cannot prove that this is actually true.  But it happens to be plausible, not least because we have been peddled a steady stream of vaccines for nonexistent pandemics and to protect against a wide range of problems that never were obviously infectious.

We have shut down most of our real pandemic problems through improving public health.  It is almost impossible to receive an excessive dose of any particular bug.  Thus our own immune systems can actually do the whole job and has been even going back to the days of polio.

It is reasonable that certain specific endemic diseases have been resolved through vaccination.  Not easily though and we all can name them and identify them. The rest do not fit the description of endemic except flu which is naturally pernicious in changing its characteristics.

From the increasing literature on this topic, i suggest that the real fight is on and a major scientific inquiry is mandated along with forensic investigations of the history of what may turn out to be a pure criminal racket that has killed and damaged millions....

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CDC “vaccine science” hides giant conflict of interest

Posted by Jon Rappoport

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/07/08/cdc-vaccine-science-hides-giant-conflict-of-interest/

If you wanted to buy a product…

And the main safety-researcher of the product was the company selling it to you…

Would you automatically assume the product was safe and effective?

But you see, that’s the just the beginning of the problem. Suppose the company’s research was cited thousands of times in the press, as the authoritative standard of proof—and anyone who disputed that research was labeled a conspiracy theorist and a quack and a danger to the community and an anti-science lunatic.

Would you begin to suspect the company had awesome media connections? Would you suspect some very powerful people were backing the company?

This is exactly the situation with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read these two quotes:

The government’s Vaccine for Children Program (a CDC organization) purchases vaccines for about 50 percent of children in the U.S.” (The Atlantic, February 10, 2015)


“The CDC currently spends over $4 billion purchasing vaccines [annually] from drug makers…” (Health Impact News, October 24, 2016)
 
However, the CDC is also the gold standard for research on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. It turns out an unending stream of studies on these subjects. And the results of those studies are dutifully reported in the mainstream press.


Do you think, under any circumstances, the CDC would publish data showing vaccines are ineffective and dangerous? They’d be cutting their own throats.


“Well, we spend $4 billion a year buying vaccines from drug companies, but guess what? These vaccines are often dangerous…”

Every time you read about a CDC study on vaccines, keep this obvious conflict of interest in mind.

When, in 2014, William Thompson, a long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he and his colleagues had buried data that would have shown the MMR vaccine increases the risk of autism, he was throwing a stick of dynamite into the whole CDC operation. He was also saying, in recorded phone conversations, that the CDC was lying about vaccine safety in other studies.

This is why major media refused to cover or investigate Thompson’s claims. This is why they spread a blanket of silence over his revelations.

Thompson was threatening a $ 4-billion-a-year enterprise.

The CDC is both a PR agency for, and a buyer from, Big Pharma.

Speaking of PR, would you like to see an example of how the CDC promotes the yearly flu vaccine by lying egregiously about flu deaths in the United States?


In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu.


Here is a quote from Doshi’s report, “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” (BMJ 2005; 331:1412):

“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”


Boom.

You see, the CDC has created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.

This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.


But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.


Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.


Doshi continued his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).” These figures refer to flu separated out from pneumonia.


This death toll is obviously far lower than the parroted 36,000 figure.


However, when you add the sensible condition that lab tests have to actually find the flu virus in patients, the numbers of flu deaths plummet even further.


In other words, it’s all promotion and hype.


“Well, uh, we used to say 36,000 people died from the flu every year in the US. But actually, it’s closer to 20. However, we can’t admit that, because if we did, we’d be exposing our gigantic psyop. The whole campaign to scare people into getting a flu shot would have about the same effect as warning people to carry iron umbrellas, in case toasters fall out of upper-story windows…and, by the way, we’d be put in prison for fraud.”


The CDC must turn out a steady stream of outrageous lies about the need for vaccines. If they didn’t, they’d have no way to justify the billions of dollars they spend every year buying the vaccines from drug companies.


Since the sold-out major media won’t connect these dots, I and others need to.


Jon Rappoport
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Victoria Nuland's Rage on Upcoming Trump Summits

 


The whole Neocon enterprise was something only the military industrial complex could love and their rationals have steadily become more outrageous.

That Cheney moved seamlessly from high office to Halliburton high office was always disturbing.  Under Reagan we essentially had no wars because he choked them off.  With HW Bush we have never let up.  Even Saddam felt that he had been set up and the interesting question is just how much.

All the same names are still out there and Trump has been piece by piece dismantling the whole rubbish heap.  So we now hear their rage as they know full well that their whole Russian meme has been contrived and that Trump and Putin know.

This is one reason i am seriously optimistic about Helsinki.  Putin has plenty to share with Trump and the reverse is true.  The bigger plan is an United States of Europe built out of the EU and Russia et al with a prospective Russian president who can work with trump to implement a pan western political hegemony.  Such a system will see an elected president following the American model to a large degree simply because of the living experience

This approach can be enhanced by ending poverty but that is not necessary to get it all going....

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Victoria Nuland's Rage on Upcoming Trump Summits 

Written by Stephen Lendman  
Date: 07-08-2018 
Subject: United States

Victoria Nuland's Rage on Upcoming Trump Summits

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)

Hardcore neocon extremist Nuland was Obama's point person on Ukraine as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

By coup d'etat, she orchestrating the country's transformation from democratic governance to Nazi-infested putschist rule - a despicable character by any standard, remaining unaccountable for years of high crimes.

She's now a neocon Brookings foreign policy senior fellow, serving also as CEO for the hard-right militant Center for a New American Security.

The CNAS team includes hardcore warmongers Richard Armitage, Michele Flournoy, Joe Lieberman, former NATO chief Philip Breedlove, and Madeleine Albright, among many others.

Nuland earlier served in both Republican and undemocratic Dem regimes as US permanent representative to NATO, involvement in a Russophobic task force, and as Dick Cheney's principal deputy national security advisor, among other public positions.

Her husband Robert Kagan co-founded the infamous warmongering Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

She and Kagan represent the worst of Washington's dark side, supporting endless imperial wars, deploring democratic values at home and abroad.

The NYT disgracefully gave her feature op-ed space, a platform for her venom, calling two upcoming summits "a moment of truth for Trump."

On July 11 and 12, he'll attend the NATO summit in Brussels, then meet with Putin in Helsinki, Finland for summit talks on July 16.

Joining the Trump bashing chorus for the wrong reasons, Nuland claimed he'll "either restore American global leadership or kill it off, depending on how he plays our hand."

She urged NATO unity as a US imperial arm, failing to explain it's a killing machine unrelated to maintaining security for its member states - none threatened by Russia or any other nations.

A hardcore Russophobe, Nuland supports toughness in dealing with Vladimir Putin - turning truth on its head, calling him "an autocrat…who is set on undermining our democracy and global position."

Despite its imperfections, Russian democracy is real - in contrast to fantasy democracy in America and the West where only its illusion exists, not the real thing because of rogue actors like Nuland and countless others like her.

She and likeminded US extremists abhor world peace, stability, rule of law principles and democratic values.

They're serial liars, Nuland falsely blaming Russia for bilateral discord with America. She disgracefully accused Putin of "neutered decision-making at all other levels of his government" - a bald-faced lie!

She supports unacceptable increases in military spending by NATO members - instead of responsibly urging large cutbacks to free up funds for vital domestic needs gone begging.

She lied accusing Moscow of "territorial ambitions" - a longstanding US and Israeli specialty. 

She turned truth on its head, claiming "Putin survives on a governance model that requires $60-per-barrel oil, total political control of his citizenry and a kleptocratic stranglehold on the economy…reform impossible without more power-sharing than he will allow."

Housekeeping begins at home, the US infested with public and private corruption. One-party governance rules with two right wings, perpetually at war on humanity.

Plutocracy and kleptocracy defines US governance, not democracy Republicans and undemocratic Dems abhor.

Nuland's litany of Big Lies continued, falsely accusing Russia of aggression in Ukraine and Syria, disgracefully saying Putin wants "the United States out of Syria so that Russian forces can take over the eastern oil fields we now protect, and use income from those fields to pay for the war, among other motives."

Russia got involved in Syria at the request of Damascus to help its forces combat US-supported terrorists. Putin's principle aim is keeping these cutthroat killers from invading Russia's heartland - better to fight them abroad than at home.

He works cooperatively with other countries. Washington exploits them worldwide, demanding subservience to its will.

Nuland supports this deplorable agenda, including endless US wars of aggression in pursuit of its destructive hegemonic aims. 

The NYT and other media scoundrels endorse the same thing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

'Our relationship had never been worse... but that changed four hours ago'

 


 It took thirty years but we now have both Russia and the USA on the same page as was ultimately the promise of the end of the Cold War.

This was always inevitable, but had been deeply side tracked by the DEEP STATE to the complete and visible frustration of Russia.   We now have two adults in the room and their opponents are all running for their lives as they should.  

The big problem remains EU leadership or more correctly the lack of an effective presidential system to provide electoral leadership.

Yet for the first time since WWII the whole European enterprise is ready for a complete re working that can include a political union of both Eastern Europe and the EU with full Russian participation.

Such a polity can establish Constantinople as the Capital for which it was built.  This may sound like romantic historic musing but the benefits are huge as it naturally provides a greater narrative than any of the parts.  The Impact of this will blow open the door for Islamic Reformation and conversion to spiritual Christianity.

Also:  The Roman Catholic Church may dissolve back into the Orthodox Christian establishment and the primacy of Mt Athos road to spirituality in particular.  Prophecy has put Francis as our last Pope. The take down of the DEEP STATE will include perverse elements in the Church opening this door.  such a combine will rapidly draw back the thousands of christian sects into the Communion of Christianity to establish Christian unity and a full press expansion of global evangelism and confrontation with those aspects of Islam not sanctioned by Jesus.

The prophetic stage is set and no war will likely take place at all as it is unnecessary..




'Our relationship had never been worse... but that changed four hours ago': Trump hails 'deeply productive' talks with Putin, as Russian leader admits he wanted Donald to win the US election
 
US President Donald Trump has come face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland 
 
Trump said he hoped for 'extraordinary relationship' with Moscow and praised Russia's hosting of World Cup 
 
The Russian leader denied meddling in the 2016 election but admitted he had wanted Trump to beat Clinton
 
Trump backed up Putin's denials and contradicted the FBI by saying Russia had no reason to interfere in 2016 
 
In a lighthearted moment Putin gave Trump a ball from the World Cup which he threw to his wife Melania 
 
Trump admitted ties between the two countries had 'never been worse' but said the situation had changed
 
Putin said the Cold War was over and that the US and Russia now needed to solve problems together

By Julian Robinson and Chris Pleasance and Tim Stickings For Mailonline and Reuters and Ap


Published: 07:14 EDT, 16 July 2018 | Updated: 16:28 EDT, 16 July 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5958541/Putin-arrives-Finnish-Presidential-Palace-ahead-talks-President-Trump-later-today.html


Donald Trump has hailed 'direct, open and deeply productive' talks with Vladimir Putin as the pair looked to rebuild ties between the US and Russia today.

The US President, speaking alongside Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, admitted that the relationship between the two countries 'has never been worse' but said 'that changed as of about four hours ago'.

His Russian counterpart denied meddling in the 2016 presidential election but admitted he had hoped Trump would defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, saying: 'I wanted him to win because he talked about normalising Russian-American relations.'

Trump backed up Putin's denials, saying he thought Russia had no reason to interfere in the election and contradicting his country's own FBI which believes Moscow was responsible for hacking during the campaign.

He said that 'we've all been foolish... we've both made mistakes' and that today's summit at the Finnish Presidential Palace was the beginning of a process of restoring ties.

'It is in the interest of both of our countries to continue our conversation and we have agreed to do so,' Trump said, having earlier shot a wink at the Kremlin strongman ahead of their private talks.

In a lighthearted moment, Putin gave Trump a ball from the 2018 World Cup, to symbolise North America hosting the tournament in 2026, saying: 'Now the ball is in your court'.

Trump, who praised Russia's hosting of the World Cup, said his son would like the gift and threw it into the audience, where his wife Melania caught it.


At the press conference the Russian leader once again denied his country interfered in the 2016 election, saying that Trump brought the matter up during their talks.

U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Kremlin acted to influence the vote and help Trump defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

'I had to repeat that the Russian state never interfered, and does not plan to interfere in internal American electoral process,' Putin said, describing the claims as 'complete nonsense'.

Trump contradicted his own FBI and backed up his Russian counterpart's denials, saying: 'He just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be.'

Putin said Moscow and Washington could jointly conduct criminal investigations into Russian intelligence officials accused of hacking during the campaign.

In what Trump described as an 'incredible offer' Putin said Washington could use a 1999 agreement to request that Russian authorities interrogate the 12 suspects, adding that U.S. officials could ask to be present in such interrogations.

Putin also denied the existence of a supposed 'dossier' rumoured to have compromising material on Trump, while his U.S. counterpart said any such information would have come out a long time ago.

The President came under fire for his comments back home, where Republican Senator Lindsey Graham described the meeting as a 'missed opportunity' and said it would send a message of U.S. weakness.

Senate colleague Jeff Flake said: 'I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful.'

Trump had said in a CBS interview that he had given no thought to asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted last week on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets.

Extradition is unlikely as the U.S. does not have an extradition treaty with Moscow and can't force the Russians to hand over citizens. Russia's constitution also prohibits turning over citizens to foreign governments.

The Russian Foreign Ministry rejected last week's indictment as part of a 'shameful comedy' staged by those in the U.S. who try to prevent the normalization of Russia-U.S. ties, arguing that it doesn't contain evidence to back the accusations.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin say they are exploring ways to protect Israel from conflict raging near its border in Syria.

The two leaders did not commit to any specific actions, but both said that ensuring Israel's security was a priority.

Israel is deeply concerned about Iran's presence in Syria, where Iranian forces and proxies have been fighting on behalf of the Syrian government, which is also supported by Russia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to both Trump and Putin to eliminate the Iranian presence, which the Jewish state regards as an existential threat.

Putin also said Russia and the U.S. have agreed to continue detailed discussions on arms control issues.

He said Russia and the U.S. should discuss a possible extension of the 2010 New START nuclear arms reduction treaty and the implementation of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Putin added that other issues that Russia would like to discuss in the arms control sphere are the U.S. missile defense plans and the weaponization of space.

He praised President Donald Trump for this efforts to resolve nuclear tensions with North Korea.

The Russian President said: 'It's good that the gradual resolution of the problem of the Korean Peninsula has begun.'

He continued, saying: 'In many respects, this became possible due to the fact that President Trump personally got involved in the resolution, building dialogue in the spirt of cooperation, not confrontation.'

Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a historic summit in Singapore last month.

Putin said today that the US and Russia needed to solve problems together and that Moscow was ready for intelligence cooperation with America on terrorism and cyber threats.

He also hailed the 'successful' cooperation between Russian and US security services insisting: 'We are in favour of continuing cooperation in the sphere of the fight against terror and ensuring cyber security.'

Agreeing on the need for increased cooperation Trump said: 'If we are going to solve many of the problems facing our world, we will have to find ways to cooperate.'

He said he had discussed a wide range of critical issues for both countries, including the war in Syria, Iran, global terrorism and nuclear arms control.

He said: 'We made the first steps towards a brighter future, grounded on cooperation and peace.'

Earlier, Trump said he hoped for an 'extraordinary relationship' with Moscow before leaning across to shake hands with the Kremlin strongman.

In his opening remarks, Trump praised Russia's hosting of the World Cup. A sombre-looking Putin, who struck a casual pose during Trump's remarks and slouched in his chair with his legs wide and eyes low, added: 'The time has come to talk in a substantive way.'

Trump looked determinedly at the Russian President as the pair shook hands while Putin seemed to be clinging to his chair for support.

The two leaders were seated together in a room adorned by American and Russian flags at the Finnish Presidential Palace, separated by a small table. The meeting started about 45 minutes late following Putin's delayed arrival to Finland.

In his opening remarks, Trump said: 'Most importantly we have a lot of good things to talk about ... we have discussions on everything from trade to military, to missiles, to nuclear, to China, we'll be talking a little bit about China – our mutual friend President Xi.

'I think we have great opportunities together as two countries that frankly we have not been getting along very well for the last number of years.

'I've been here not too long but it is getting close to two years, but I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship. I've been saying, and I'm sure you've heard, over the years... that getting along with Russia is a good thing not a bad thing.

'I really think the world wants to see us get along. We are the two great nuclear powers. We have 90% of the nuclear – and that's not a good thing it's a bad thing. I think we can hopefully do something about that because it is not a positive force it is a negative force so we'll be talking about that among other things.

He concluded his remarks by saying that he was looking forward to their private talks.

'We all have a lot of questions and hopefully, we will come up with answers most importantly. It is great to be with you,' he said.

But, at least in his public remarks at the outset, he mentioned none of the issues that have lately brought US-Russian relations to the lowest point since the Cold War: Moscow's annexation of territory from Ukraine, its support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad, as well as Western accusations that it poisoned a spy in England and meddled in elections.

Putin, for his part, said he and Trump have maintained regular contact by phone and meeting at international events but 'the time has come to have a thorough discussion on various international problems and sensitive issues.' He added, speaking through a translator: 'There are quite a few of them for us to pay attention to.'

Monday's meeting was closely watched on both sides of the Atlantic, coming days after the U.S. Justice Department indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers for their role in hacking Democratic entities during the 2016 presidential campaign.

It comes hours after Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations.

The drama was playing out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the Russia investigation and fears that Moscow's aggression may go unchallenged.

'Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse,' Trump tweeted on Monday morning, blaming 'many years of US foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!'

The summit, which was being closely watched by rattled world capitals, was condemned in advance by members of Congress from both parties after the US indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump's presidential campaign.

Undeterred, the American president went face-to-face with Putin, the authoritarian leader for whom he has expressed admiration.

Trump was greeted at the palace by Finland's president. The summit was starting later than scheduled because Putin arrived in Helsinki late in another display of the Russian's leader famous lack of punctuality.

PUTIN:

Putin denied what he called a 'rumour' that Russia possessed compromising material on Trump dating back to when he was a businessman and visited Moscow.

'I've heard about us allegedly collecting compromising material on him when he came to Moscow. When he came to Moscow I didn't even know he was there. It's hard to imagine more nonsense. Throw this rubbish out of your head.

'I treat President Trump with utmost respect but back then nobody informed me that he was in Moscow. I was an intelligence officer myself and know how these dossiers are put together.'

TRUMP:

'If they (the Russian government) had anything (compromising material) on me it would have been out long ago ... It (the allegations) was a disgrace to the FBI, our country, and it was a total witch-hunt.'


The Republican seemed to return the favour by waiting until Putin had arrived at the palace before leaving his hotel. Putin has been late for past meetings with the pope and British Queen, among many others.

Trump and his aides had repeatedly tried to lower expectations about what the summit will achieve.

He told CBS News that he didn't 'expect anything' from Putin, while his national security adviser said the U.S. wasn't looking for any 'concrete deliverables.'

Trump told reporters during a breakfast Monday with Finland's president that he thought the summit would go 'fine.'

In his tweets, Trump continued to undermine the investigation and blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama, for failing to stop Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

He claimed Obama 'was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn't happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it.'

The Obama administration did, in fact, take action, including confronting Putin in person as well as expelling nearly three dozen Russian diplomats the U.S. said were actually intelligence operatives and imposing new sanctions.

While Trump was eager for a made-for-TV moment that will dominate headlines like his sit-down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month, the Kremlin's primary mission was simply to have the summit happen.


Putin hoped the meeting, mere hours after he presided over the World Cup final, would help him forge good personal ties with Trump and focus on areas where Moscow and Washington may be able to find common ground, such as Syria.

The two leaders first met one on one in the Finnish presidential palace's opulent Gothic Hall, then continued their discussions with an expanded group of aides and over lunch in the Hall of Mirrors, once the emperor's throne room.

Observers have raised concerns about the leaders being alone during their first meeting, but for a pair of interpreters, meaning there will be no corroborating witnesses to accurately represent what was said during the conversation.

Putin was not due to be shooting for official recognition of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea or easing of the crippling U.S. sanctions, aware that the U.S. Congress would never allow such action.

But he would welcome a symbolic end to Western protests over Crimea and Moscow's attempts to destabilise elections and traditional Western alliances and norms.

Trump unleashed his own attacks on those very institutions before arriving in Finland.

In an interview with CBS News that aired Sunday, Trump described the European Union, a bloc of nations that includes many of America's closest allies, as a 'foe.'

That attack on the alliance came on the heels of Trump's jarring appearance at a NATO summit in Brussels, where he harshly criticised traditional allies over 'delinquent' defense spending only to later confirm his commitment to the military alliance that has long been a bulwark against Russian aggression.

'NATO is now strong & rich!' Trump wrote in a celebratory tweet Monday morning. During his breakfast, he said NATO had 'never been more together' and said the summit had been 'a little bit tough at the beginning, but it turned out to be love.'

Prior to meeting Putin, who has cracked down on the free press, Trump unleashed fresh attacks on the news media, including from aboard Air Force One as it descended into Helsinki.

'Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!' Trump tweeted.

'Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct!'

'Russia has done nothing to deserve us meeting them in this way,' said Nina Jankowicz, a global fellow at the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute who specializes in Russia, Ukraine and disinformation. For Putin, she added, 'not only is this a PR coup no matter what happens, Trump could say nothing and it would help to legitimise his regime.'

Donald Trump greeted Vladimir Putin with a wink when the pair met for their first one-on-one summit in Helsinki on Monday.

The body language between the two men was frosty as they sat down for the cameras save for one moment where Trump turned to Putin and winked - only to be met with no response from the Russian strongman.

Meanwhile a body language expert told Mail Online that two men appeared like prize-winning fighters read for a bout, showing 'no rapport, affection or even admiration' for each other.

Judi James, an author and body language expert, said: 'This summit between two alpha leaders looked for all the world like a prize fight after both men arrived late.

'Both Trump and Putin chest-puffed as they walked in and both men pulled their jackets around in a classic 'prepping for a fight' gesture.



'Sitting in the ante-room there was no rapport, affection or even admiration between them, especially from Putin who failed to use anything other than darting eye contact and didn't smile even when Trump congratulated him about the World Cup.'

Ms James also picked up on a moment when the two men began gesticulating about who should start speaking first, calling it an 'open power-skirmish'.

While the moment was small, she believes it does not bode well for negotiations because it shows both men are combative an unwilling to step down.

The mix-up over who should speak could have been used as a moment for humour between friends, she noted, but instead only deepened the sense of tension.

She added: 'Trump wore a mouth-clamp expression and a scowl for much of the meeting and sat in his signature 'Trump slump' pose with his legs splayed and his fingers together in a downward steeple power pose.


'He began tapping his fingertips together as soon as the small pre-meeting conference began in a gesture of irritation and Putin replied in kind with several finger fiddle or scratching gestures to suggest matching irritation.

'Putin's partial arm splay and upright pose looked calm but at one point he wound his spare hand round the strut of his chair as though keen to make an exit.'

That hand stayed gripping the side of the chair even as Putin went in for a handshake with Trump, perhaps providing stability during the shake.

Trump is known to use handshaking as an opportunity to assert dominance, often putting people around by their arm or twisting his wrist during the shake.

The body-language message could not have been more different from Trump's pre-summit posturing, in which he said he would like to get along better with Russia and blamed the current state of relations on US 'foolishness'.

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline 

Controversial Australian study finds no evidence that cannabis helps chronic pain


A new Australian study is casting doubt over the efficacy of cannabis as a tool to...


It is hard to determine if they found any evidence when self reporting users actually high scaled the cannabis. The whole study is problematic and 1500 is not a great sample either.  Throw away five somehow and fine detail ends.
 
 
We now have a large body of reports that are generally uncovering a benefit for chronic pain.  Even they are far from conclusive though.  What most of this is saying is that the underlying problems require actual healing which CBDs do sometime confer.
 
 
If healing is not part of the equation it is hard to think that pain relief is ever enough and all reporting must naturally vary over time as sensitivity fluctuates.  
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Controversial Australian study finds no evidence that cannabis helps chronic pain

Rich Haridy

July 3rd, 2018
A new Australian study is casting doubt over the efficacy of cannabis as a tool to treat chronic pain despite prior studies suggesting the contrary(Credit: yellow2j/Depositphotos)
 https://newatlas.com/australian-cannabis-chronic-pain-study/55298/
The results of one of the world's longest in-depth studies examining the relationship between cannabis use and chronic pain is raising doubts over whether cannabis reduces either pain severity or opioid use. The study, recently published in Lancet Public Health, is proving controversial as its findings contradict a growing body of research suggesting exactly the opposite.
The new Australian research, from the National Drug & Alcohol Research Center at UNSW Sydney, tracked over 1,500 subjects for four years. Participants suffered from chronic, non-cancer pain, and were all currently prescribed opioids as their primary pain management tool. Following a baseline interview and a three-month follow up, the subjects were reinterviewed every year for the following four years.
Using questionnaires and interviews all subjects self-reported their pain severity, mental well-being, and opioid and cannabis use. The results found no evidence that cannabis use reduces pain severity, in fact, the study reported that those using cannabis reported higher levels of both pain and anxiety compared to those not using the drug. 
"At each assessment, participants who were using cannabis reported greater pain and anxiety, were coping less well with their pain, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life, compared to those not using cannabis," says Gabrielle Campbell, lead author on the study. "There was no clear evidence that cannabis led to reduced pain severity or pain interference or led participants to reduce their opioid use or dose."
The study is proving reasonably controversial in the field of medical marijuana research for its seemingly contradictory results when compared to other recent similar studies. While studies on the effects of cannabis for chronic pain have historically presented rather mixed results this seems to be due to the lack of specificity in many of these studies, as well as an inability to objectively determine a metric for pain severity.
 
Other research into more specific dosages and administrations of cannabis in relation to the drug's analgesic effects have found that low versus high dosing can make a key difference in the efficacy of its pain-modulating effects. 
Another anachronistic element of this new study is the fact that while adjusted longitudinal analyses found no difference in pain severity between cannabis and non-cannabis users, the acute self-reporting of individual cannabis users suggested it was indeed effective for their pain. In fact, the study reports that the mean score for cannabis' efficacy on pain as self-reported by individual cannabis users was seven out of 10. The researchers hypothesize this odd inconsistency could possibly be due to cannabis' effects on other lifestyle aspects, such as improving sleep, which subsequently improves well being. 
This data point importantly suggests that the effects of cannabis on the overall well being of a patient suffering from chronic pain cannot be easily measured by simply trying to calculate acute pain severity.
A systematic review of all the current research by the National Academies of Sciences in 2017 concluded there is, "substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults." This review did note, however, that variations in different clinical study conclusions reflected the assortment of different doses and routes of administration, suggesting more specific work needed to be done to accurately find effective consumption methods.
One of the most significant limitations of this new study stems from the fact that for the majority of this Australian study, medicinal cannabis was illegal. This means the study collected no data on how subjects were consuming the cannabis or what form it took. David Caldicott, a researcher from Australian National University, even suggested in an interview with Buzzfeed, that all this study proves is that medical marijuana in an illicit market doesn't work.
"This paper shows that an unregulated market doesn't appear to work, but it certainly doesn't prove that medicinal cannabinoids don't work for pain,' says Caldicott.
It is also very significant to note the overall numbers of cannabis users versus non-cannabis users in the study seems to be markedly out of balance. At the final four-year follow up point there were a total of 1,217 subjects still in contact with the researchers. Of that number, only six percent (or 79 subjects) reported daily or near-daily cannabis use, and only 16 percent reported using cannabis at any point over the past 12 months.
In Australia, medical cannabis usage was only approved for a very limited number of conditions in 2016. While the United States and Canada are moving to more broadly allow recreational usages of the drug, Australia is moving much more slowly and conservatively. Despite the disappointing limitations of this study, and its conclusions being somewhat inconsistent with broader international research, it may slow down further medical cannabis legislation in the country over the coming years.

The Ringmakers of Saturn






















This is one more example of the pernicious effect state secrecy has on the development of knowledge.  We are allowed to believe we know most of what is going on when that has never been true.  Whatever the military knows, what we do know is that they started with Tesla in the twenties.  That initial build has been rolling out ever since and has been actually limiting rediscovery of technology from the beginning.


All our competitors have been allowed to think that they are perhaps twenty years behind or near enough.  The truth is that the public and the rest of the world and science outside the military itself is likely a full six generations behind on all forms of true space related technology.  The rocket show is for show.

Here we get to actually look at what is plausibly going on around Saturn.  I will be posting his book shortly on a chapter by chapter basis for you to review the evidence cited.

I have long since posted that we do have a significant space fleet of our own including thousands of crew on twenty year long assignments and that alien species maintain an extensive presence in our solar system including deep habitats on Earth itself.  We would do exactly the same ourselves and will.




The Ringmakers of Saturn

https://nationalufocenter.com/?

A NASA scientist Dr. Norman Bergrun ‘who wrote the book The Ringmakers of Saturn has posted his excellent book in its entirety up on a website that is well worth reading. Having privy to top-secret documents during his time in NASA came at a cost, as Bergrun himself explained in a Project Camelot interview, “I had to sign my life away for thirty years.” He also intimated that there was a limit to what he can say even now, and revealed that his life would be in serious danger should he say too much.


With exclusive access to the raw NASA photographs been sent back from Voyager I in 1980, Bergrun saw firsthand what the general public was not allowed to see, making him the first legitimate, verified member of the scientific community to discover cylindrical vehicles.





Bergrun had the exciting experience of having sighted and photographed a mobile slender body fitting the specific properties of the two bodies shown later in the photos. This sighting at the time was experienced by the author’s wife and daughter. Through binoculars, this body appeared to be large and incorporated fine aerodynamic features at the fore and aft exhaust ends. That is, the ends did not terminate squarely cut-off as would result when a pole is sawed in two. Rather, the ends were rounded much the same as are cowls of jet engine intakes. Bulb like streamers were emitted from locations along the body. Control over these streamers was demonstrated by the modulation of their activity, and also by introduction of additional streamers which moved with definite periodicity. Drawing upon many years of aerospace experience, the author has no reservation about labeling the sighted body a vehicle.


He feels he sees similar vehicles on Saturn’s rings and has chosen to reveal his thoughts in his books.


Here is a little bit of the vehicle research he states in his book.


“Near the end of the 18th century, luminous points were observed on the edge of the ring planes of Saturn. One of these is reported to have moved off its position. None of the luminous points persisted very long (less than 16 hours), On 9 February 1917, two astronomers, Maurice Ainslie and John Knight of Great Britain, observed the source independently. Brightness of the source was so intense that Ainslie referred to the object as a “star”. The star traveled a straight-line course which, in effect, subtended a chord across the ring system. Length of the chord was of the order of 125,000 km (77,700 miles). Observed time to traverse this chordal distance across the ring system was 1 hour and 40 minutes, making the average velocity 21 km/sec (13 mi/sec) or 48.600 mph. This value compares with an average velocity for Voyager en route to Saturn of about 13.7 km/sec (8.5 mi/sec) or 39,500 miles per hour.. That is, the star was about 1 1/2 times faster.


During the observations when the star was in plain view, the light from the object appeared to be elongated. There was a strange aspect about the traversal itself. Seeming to move through the ring plane without difficulty, the star appeared to devour material ahead as it proceeded. Further, at no time did the rings completely block out the radiating light.


Results from Voyager 1 have added new puzzlements. For example, so-called “spokes” of light stretch across part of the ring system; the F ring, which is positioned alone outside the main ring plane, contains entwined strands or “braids”; intense electrical discharges. The NASA photographs picked up likely bases with points of light and heat plus a gigantic electromagnetic vehicle according to Dr. Bergrun who had excess to thousands of NASA photos.





SATURN’S RINGS EXPLAINED


He states, “Wherever you see some rings, that’s where I see the crafts, I call them ring makers,” explained Dr, Bergrun. “I say that it is electromagnetic because I can identify streamline patterns with respect to it that I knew were what we called ‘potential lines’ and that says it was electrical,” said Dr. Bergrun. “I could tell that those lines demarked the outside of an object.” The scientist argues that the some of the footage near the rings shows “exhaust” emanating from alien craft and he warned that things are getting “critical” in deep space as these space ships continue to proliferate throughout the solar system.”

[ More likely we are simply finding them and recall this is decades old news - arclein ]


The possibility of life on various moons of Saturn coupled with the appearance of spaceship like vehicles, and alien bases all points a possible civilization or at least an extraterrestrial way station.





This photo shows the length of a slender body exhausting at both ends generating the A ring. The slender body is orbiting clockwise and, in doing so, deposits a wide trail. This trail, which can be recognized as the A ring without the Enke division, is generated by efflux or something emanating from nearly the entire length of the body. While most of the efflux is generated along the top, some also appears to begin underneath and along the body sides in the form of streamers. These streamers pass over the side, proceed above the body and contribute to the A-ring trail. Presence of exhaust flames from each end of the body and the bulgy appearance of the streamers as they pass over the body suggest a circular cross-section for the body. A light source, somewhat greater in diameter than the body, is positioned below the right end. This source is attached to the body with inter-connecting emissions turning to an orange-red arc along the top edge. Emissions from the body can be viewed collectively as creating a net force on the unit. According to one of Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, forces can occur only in action-reaction pairs. The reaction of the body to the action of the emissions is to move the body, presumably in a direction so as to complete the ring. This physically inherent mobile capability is justification for calling the body a vehicle.





This photo shows formation of the Enke division ring that ends next to a vehicle. In the photo, the A and B rings as well as the Cassini division can be recognized. Once again, an electromagnetic vehicle is found depositing an orbital trail. Efflux emanating primarily from the radially outboard 2/3 of body length is responsible. Clearly, were the vehicle located at a slightly shorter radius, the gap would be lessened. Widths reported for the Enke division range from approximately 200 to 320 km (125 to 200 mi). Nominally, this gap width is equivalent to a variation in orbital radius of only about 1/4 of one percent.


The implication is that orbital radius of vehicle position is set very precisely in order to have a gap produced in the ring. Inspection of the vehicle reveals numerous jets issuing from many different positions around and along the body. A fan of three jets appears to form in the Photo: Formation of the Enke division. inboard part of the trailing efflux. Each jet appears to consist of a series of bulbous swellings. Such swellings are indicative of the form of electrically charged flows known as pinched plasmas. Length of the vehicle appears to be about 10 times its diameter. A dark jet crossing the body near the left end makes the vehicle appear as though there are two sections aligned longitudinally. In reality, the vehicle is integrally one. An attempt at sizing yields an apparent length of about 4700 km (2900 mi) and a diameter of 470 km (290 mi). Diameters of issuing jets are of the order of 0.1 to 0.2 body diameter, or about 47 to 94 km (29 to 58 mi). Numerous photographs have been examined with special attention being given to the outermost region of Saturn’s A ring The large lights are frequently attached to an electromagnetic vehicle that are huge. These vehicles may include plants for farming and enclosed large living quarters, and even enclosed towns.





Dr. Norman Bergrun, a distinguished mechanical engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center argues that extraterrestrial life exists within the earth’s solar system arguing that UFOs spaceships that were first spotted in Saturn’s rings are “proliferating” to other planets that have rings including Uranus and Jupiter. “What I found out is, these things inhabit Saturn, that’s where I first discovered them, and they’re proliferating. You can find them around Uranus and Jupiter.” He explained why what he was seeing was an electromagnetic vehicle, “I say that it is an electromagnetic vehicle because I can identify streamline patterns with respect to it that I knew were what we called ‘potential lines’ and that says it was electrical”.


Bergrun thought it could be possible that these craft were actually making the rings, hence the book’s title, but other scholars have raised the possibility that they could be mining the precious metals and nutrients that make up the rings. Either way, what an incredible discovery, another one that appears to have been left out of the public domain. A reviewer commenting on Bergrun’s book wrote, “Saturn’s rings are ‘not’ natural, but are some type of effluent from massively huge, cylindrical objects, themselves measured in terms of earth diameters!”


On each extremity of Saturn’s rings, cylindrical bodies have been photographed spewing emissions. These emissions assume complicated patterns while contributing compositional material for the rings. A time-varying appearance of Saturn’s disc is a natural consequence of this process. The B ring and inner- and outer-A rings are separate entities because different vehicles fabricate these rings, intervening spaces, such as the Cassini and Enke divisions, are safety buffer regions to preclude vehicle collisions. The pink area is spaceship enhanced by the editor.


Bergrun has detected similar things around the other gas giants of the outer solar system such as Jupiter and Uranus. If he is to be believed, then the situation is “critical” as the solar system becomes infested with living alien spaceships, and if he is wrong then we all got a chance to imagine something unique for a moment. Electromagnetic vehicles possess obvious devastational capabilities which might evoke fear and anxiety in some people. These discomforting emotions can be alleviated upon realization that these powerful vehicles have been around for many, many centuries; and the human race still continues.


Electromagnetic vehicles most likely originate outside the solar system. Hence, new avenues of inquiry can be considered concerning observed phenomena in the universe. The universe is laden heavily with nuclear energy; and apparently some societal intelligence has mastered its application on a large scale. Accomplishments include massively large engines, controlled nuclear fusion, planetary-satellite surface modification, lengthy transmission of huge electrical currents, and immensely high-power electro-potential fields. Electromagnetic vehicles have played, and continue to play a role in effecting change. Electromagnetic vehicles, however, also create. They create rings of different types and compositions. They create satellite surfaces, such as that of Saturn’s moon Iapetus. Is there any reason to think creation stops at this impressive level of achievement? Not at all. Saturn, has fairly ideal chemical broths containing life-form building blocks. Dry-lightning strikes from electromagnetic vehicles should be able to initiate life-form chemical reactions. The researchers conjectured that these organic materials were cooked up inside the hot, rocky and fragmented core 
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science 
Institutehttp://podcast.sjrdesign.net/files/070_RingmakersOfSaturn.pdf

Austrailian Indigenous historian Bruce Pascoe says we’ve got our story all wrong

Bruce Pascoe says we need to look closer at our history. Picture: Andy Rogers













This is huge of course.  We were all taught that Australia was completely out of contact until Europeans found the place.   That was a difficult sell at best as ample shipping existed in the Indonesian Archipelago to go there continuously.  I think that the real problem was that the northern parts where inhospitable Jungle like Papua New Guinea  and it was a long, even treacherous sail to reach more hospitable temperate climes to the south. 

Add in new knowledge that the Chinese at least had stations of some form there and possible colonies as well that interacted over time with the natives.  The indigenous were never quite on their own.

Add in that the English started with penal colonies and you are now describing an illiterate plague of effective barbarians entering the land who would displace first and ask question long after.  Once completed, the later generations would simply not want to know and history got its whitewash.

So yes it is time to read all those journals in Australia and all those journals in eastern North America as well.  They are all eye witnesses to something.

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Indigenous historian Bruce Pascoe says we’ve got our story all wrong

A HISTORIAN has painted a completely different version of Australia’s history - and it is causing huge shockwaves.

Ben Graham


JULY 8, 20181:11PM

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/indigenous-historian-bruce-pascoe-says-weve-got-our-story-all-wrong/news-story/70518cd1c35efd73c126ec0c19bb8281#.2ib1c

A RADICALLY different version of Australia’s history to what we are taught at school has been put forward by a historian — who believes it changes the entire concept of Australia as a country and who we really are.

We are taught Australia’s first people were simplistic hunter-gatherers who foraged for plants and randomly hunted kangaroos.

We are taught when Europeans landed, the indigenous people who first roamed the land were a disparate group of nomadic tribes, who never built permanent homes to shelter themselves.

But many of the early journals of the white settlers who first landed here — seeing a land completely untouched by other cultures for hundreds of thousands of years — saw something very different to what conventional history textbooks tell us.

Indigenous historian Bruce Pascoe has spent years looking through these incredible accounts and found the first white settlers documented how Aboriginal people built homes, villages, parks, dams and wells, selected seeds for harvesting, ploughed fields, irrigated crops and preserved food in vessels.

Bruce Pascoe says we need to look closer at our history. Picture: Andy RogersSource:News Corp Australia

He says Aboriginal people were the first culture on earth to bake, evidenced by unearthed grindstones from 30,000 years ago, meaning Aussies beat the ancient Egyptians by more than 15,000 years.

In an interview with news.com.au after an groundbreaking speech at Tedx Sydney, the acclaimed author says Australia has deliberately avoided the subject for hundred of years. And, he believes the effect has been catastrophic.

“It has been purposefully left out of our history,” he said. “The misconception that Aboriginals were hunter-gatherers has been institutionalised and we are all suffering from that institutionalisation today — not just Aboriginal people but the whole country.”

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT ALL?

He says much of this complex civilisation had been wiped out by 1860, as the land was torn up by Europeans, buildings burned down and their occupants killed by warfare, murder and disease.

When this ancient infrastructure was destroyed, Mr Pascoe believes it became convenient for settlers to perpetuate the myth that the nation’s first people were incapable of organising a coherent and sophisticated society. He believes this, in their minds, legitimised their reason for being there.

“The country can’t afford to recognise the expertise and economic subtly of Aboriginal people because it talks about ownership of the land and it undermines the whole eligibility of the people to the land,” he said. “That’s why Australians have avoided it, not out of some vagueness or failure, but just total avoidance.”

 

Explorers saw a very different Australia to the one we see today. Picture: iStockSource:istock

In his award-winning book, Dark Emu, which has inspired a new contemporary dance production at the Sydney Opera House, Mr Pascoe details fascinating journals of the early European explorers.
They describe densely-populated Aboriginal villages up and down the country, some with sophisticated buildings made of large logs and clay plastering.

They also describe how indigenous people produced grain surplus to requirement, stored it and used complex systems to preserve soil, water, wildlife and fish as well as native seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

HERE’S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

Mr Pascoe says the settlers’ journals show Australia was a far more fertile land when they first landed than it is today and the vast area of the country we now consider an inhospitable desert was, in fact, meticulously and successfully managed by Aboriginal societies for thousands of years.

But when Europeans landed, they brought foreign livestock which broke up the soil with their hoofs leading to soil erosion. Settlers also brought foreign crops and intensive farming techniques, later resorting to chemical fertilisation which Mr Pascoe argues has drained the land of its former fertility.

“Recognising Aboriginal farming is fundamental to our understanding of country,” Mr Pascoe said. “If we are going to survive climate change we need to have a better understanding of the country because we have already run out of water.

“So, we have to learn to conserve water, we have to learn to conserve soil and we can learn from the Aboriginal past about how the people who lived here for hundreds of thousands of years used both and still maintained an agricultural economy.”

He argues the ancient farming techniques were more sympathetic to the land because they used Aussie plants — such as native millet, kangaroo grass and murnong — and animals like kangaroos and emus.


Many Aussie farmers are suffering from drought. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:News Corp Australia

“They knew how to conserve water and soil and the proof of this was when the Europeans arrived and they described how the grass was higher than the saddles on their horses,” he said. “The country was more fertile then than it is now. When you talk to farmers now, they tell you their grandfathers had it better than they do.

“Farmers are ready to admit that what we are doing isn’t working and it isn’t sustainable. So they are keen to try growing native Australian plants.”

Mr Pascoe has even teamed up with a number other indigenous Australians living along the NSW South Coast and in east Gippsland in Victoria to trial native Aussie crops.

“We’re fooling ourselves if we think we can replace the old fertility with chemicals,” he added.

HOW BRUCE DISCOVERED THIS

Mr Pascoe said he had grown up with stories of massacres, separation of families and institutional racism, but he had not heard about the wonders of Aboriginal agriculture until late on in his life.

He said it “fell into its path” as he searched for the story of his own family history when he met elders of his own Aboriginal family.

“When I spoke to them, I was taken to task because of my own misunderstanding of history and the stuff I had learned at school,” he said.

“Once I realised that my reading of history was appalling, I then had to refurbish my own brain and once I did that and started reading a few explorers’ journals, I began to realise that an unbelievably different story to be told about the country and I couldn’t believe how stupid I had been.”


Mr Pascoe recommends reading the European explorers’ journals. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Mr Pascoe said there was a bit of backlash against his ideas from certain historians when he first started writing about his theories in 2013, but since then, he said the majority of people he has spoken to, especially young people, have been enthusiastic about his arguments.

Now he wants Australians to look at the settlers’ journals and decide which version of history they believe.

“Teachers are just teaching what they learnt in school, so we need to expand resources so they and the children can access the journals,” he said. “Then, they can make their own mind up about what our history was really like.”