Friday, October 18, 2019

Finally an environmental group does conservation the right way





Yes, the best way to properly conserve within the developed world is to simply buy down the land itself and then follow up with a sustainable land management plan.  Remember those other trees?  without management they are also fuel.. 

This all needs to become best practice.  Politically best practice means and will continue to mean subject to self serving bribery.  It is the lightening rod that provides  clear cover for good work. privately.

I would like to see every square kilometer of this earth alienated to a land management contract, that is then managed under the umbrella of the Rule of Twelve. We can even designate it by the square mile and largely adjust to known road systems as well.

The local population can then populate a rule of twelve matrix and this becomes the core center of influence.    From the above map. it appears that the process can easily start at the 100 square kilometer level with the option to drill down as needed.  This should make it easier to make adjustments to rationalize boundary effects.

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Finally an environmental group does conservation the right way
By Joe Jarvis - October 02, 2019
 https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/finally-an-environmental-group-does-conservation-the-right-way/

Studies have shown that people who believe in top-down government action to protect the environment are actually less likely to take personal steps in their own lives to reduce their negative impact.

When it comes to climate change, they somehow think giving the government more money will reduce carbon emissions. They apparently missed the fact that the US military is the largest single source of pollution on earth. And if you think the government will put your climate-guilt tax dollars to good use, I have a bridge to sell you.

But they still take the bait and think the end of the world can only be averted through government action. Again, they must have missed the study which found planting trees is the single most effective way to sequester carbon. And we all have that power, as individuals, to plant some trees.

But today I want to give credit where credit is due. I want to praise a conservation group for going about environmentalism the right way.

The Save the Redwoods League is NOT trying to force the government to seize or restrict private land to protect the forest.

Instead, they are buying the land.
The San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods League negotiated for the past 20 years for the purchase of Alder Creek, a 530-acre hillside grove that houses 483 trees with a trunk diameter of more than six feet, including the 3,000-year-old Stagg Tree — the world’s fifth largest tree, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported…
The land had been owned by the same family since the 1940s. It was bought for its logging potential.
And while plenty of smaller pines and firs were harvested from the land, the owners left the vast majority of the majestic sequoias intact.

The group will purchase the land themselves for over $15 million–that is, if they can raise the money.
Last year, the Save the Redwoods League purchased Red Hill, a 160-acre property in the Sierra Nevada’s that is one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia forests in the world, after raising $4 million, as CNN reported.
What do you think? Will all the people who shared videos of Greta Thunberg crying and yelling kick in one dollar to save the redwoods?

Plus an anonymous donor–probably some evil capitalist–has agreed to match donations up to half a million dollars.


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"I Am With Mueller": Newly Released Rosenstein Emails Reveal Crusade To Investigate Trump




This nicely measures just how involved Rosenstein was with the anti Trump cadre.   I suspected as much, but this makes it clear.

Inasmuch as he was also been played by the Administration, this gets difficult to sort out.

So where does this really end?  The Coup is now in full flight and the opposition is in its death throes. or at least we hope so..
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"I Am With Mueller": Newly Released Rosenstein Emails Reveal Crusade To Investigate Trump 




by Tyler Durden
 
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:14





"I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us." -Rod Rosenstein, one day before Mueller was appointed as special counsel



New emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit reveal the details surrounding communications between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller in the days leading up to the former FBI Director's appointment as special counsel in the Russia probe. Mueller would go on to assemble a team comprising "13 Angry Democrats" as Trump called them, due to their obvious animus towards the president.




According to the 145 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Rosenstein and Mueller were discussing just three days after President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, and ostenisbly for some time before that.

"The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions," Rosenstein wrote Mueller on May 12, 2017 as the two tried to nail down a time for their next conversation.

  

Via Judidial Watch

Four days later on May 16- the day before Mueller's appointment, Rosenstein told former Bush administration Deputy Attorney General and current Kirkland & Ellis Partne, Mark Filip "I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us." 

 

Via Judicial Watch


And on May 17 Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Also, during the same time period, between May 8 and May 17, Rosenstein met with then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other senior Justice Department FBI officials to discuss wearing a wire and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. -Judicial Watch

Meanwhile, Rosenstein was in contact with 60 Minutes, The New York Times and the Washington Post during the same time period.

"In an email exchange dated May 2017, Rosenstein communicated with New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz to provide background for this article about himself. Ruiz emailed Rosenstein a draft of the article, and he responded with off-the-record comments and clarifications," according to Judicial Watch. 


In an email exchange on May 17, 2017, the day of Mueller’s appointment, Rosenstein exchanged emails with 60 Minutes producer Katherine Davis in which he answered off-the-record questions about Mueller’s scope of authority and chain of command:

Rosenstein: “Off the record: This special counsel is a DOJ employee. His status is similar to a US Attorney.”

Davis: “Good call on Mueller. Although I obviously thought you’d be great at leading the investigation too.” 

On May 17, 2017, in an email exchange with Washington Post journalist Sari Horwitz and the subject line “Special Counsel” Rosenstein and Horwitz exchanged:

Rosenstein: “At some point, I owe you a long story. But this is not the right time for me to talk to anybody.”

Horwitz: “Now, I see why you couldn’t talk today! Obviously, we’re writing a big story about this. Is there any chance I could talk to you on background about your decision?” -JW

"These astonishing emails further confirm the corruption behind Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The emails also show a shockingly cozy relationship between Mr. Rosenstein and anti-Trump media reporters."

A Surprising Japanese Interpretation of the Lost Years of Jesus Christ

 A copy of the document on display in the village of Shingo.



This tale is doubly unlikely but in opposition.  We have now an extensive and plausible narrative of Jesus and the white brotherhood in particular.  All that makes his presence in different parts of the world both plausible and certainly possible.  That includes going to the South East USA as the great circle route remained intact.  Thus a trip to China is also possible.

For Japan, this sounds like a disciple arrived with a companion as the bare minimum understanding..  Again the Jesus movement consciously sent disciples out to all corners of the Earth to actually secure the movement.  It success was always pastoral and this allowed the movement to expand almost out of sight, but typically with local political support.

After all, a movement that stops the promotion of armed rebellion is terribly helpful..

A Surprising Japanese Interpretation of the Lost Years of Jesus Christ

 4 June, 2016 - 14:37 

 https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/surprising-japanese-interpretation-lost-years-jesus-christ-006023
 
Most Christians believe that Jesus was born and died in the Middle East. However, there is a small group of people in Japan who believe a completely different story. 

Some Japanese researchers think that Jesus’ history is different from what is generally believed.  This alternative version of Christ’s story was forgotten until 1935, when Kiyomaro Takeuchi (Takenouchi) reportedly discovered an ancient document in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. The text of the manuscript presented a shocking tale. It says that Jesus was buried in Herai Village in the Aomori district in Japan. 

Moreover, the document declares that he was buried at the site with his brother. The text looked very authentic and there was no reason to doubt that it could be an original. Nonetheless, the Japanese government decided to ban the document from public view. It became a part of the collection of the museum in Tokyo which was bombed during World War II. All of the museum’s archives were destroyed; however the Takeuchi family had made copies of the ancient text before they informed officials of the discovery. These copies became the gates to a forgotten legend in Japan. 

A copy of the document on display in the village of Shingo.

A copy of the document on display in the village of Shingo. ( Check Your Facts )

The Legendary Tomb

One of the copies of the document is now located in a small museum in Shingo Village (traditionally known as Herai) near the famous “Tomb of Jesus.” Analysis of the text proved that it was originally written in ancient Japanese. Nowadays, not many people have enough knowledge on this type of writing to read it themselves, but it is also almost impossible to fake such a manuscript. 

Moreover, the first linguistic research proved that the traditional name ''Herai'' doesn't belong to the Japanese language, but it seems to be surprisingly similar to the word ''Hebrai'', meaning ''Hebrew''. In the ancient Hebrew language the word ''Herai'' resembles the phrase ''a mountain''.
    "Tomb of Christ" (Shingo, Aomori, Japan).

    "Tomb of Christ" (Shingo, Aomori, Japan). ( thor hestnes/CC BY 3.0 )
    According to the description posted near the tomb:
    ''When Jesus Christ was 21 years old, he came to Japan and pursued knowledge of divinity for 12 years. He went back to Judea at age 33 and engaged in his mission. However, at that time, people in Judea would not accept Christ's preaching. Instead, they arrested him and tried to crucify him on a cross. His younger brother, Isukiri casually took Christ's place and ended his life on the cross.

    Christ, who escaped the crucifixion, went through the ups and downs of travel, and again came to Japan. He settled right here in what is now called Herai Village, and died at the age of 106. On this holy ground, there is dedicated a burial mound on the right to deify Christ, and a grave on the left to deify Isukiri.''
    Sign explaining the grave of Christ in Shingo, Aomori, Japan.

    Sign explaining the grave of Christ in Shingo, Aomori, Japan. ( Public Domain )

    Another Version of the Story

    Another version of the story is known from the book Thiaoouba Prophecy by Michel Desmarquet, who tried to find the real story of Jesus in Japan. According to the story he described, Jesus left home at age 14 and arrived to Japan when he was 50 years old. There, he got married and had three daughters. He supposedly taught his rules on living, but it seems that during his travels through Asia, his teachings became more global than before. He reportedly lived in Herai for around 45 years and died there when he was about 100 years old. The Japanese version of his story described his brother as two years younger than him. They were said to be buried at the same site. 

    Archaeologists have looked for evidence such as bones, teeth, or artifacts, which could suggest the existence of a burial at this place. Unfortunately, nothing like this had been found so far. The burial is located on a mountain and it is shaped by the soil. Nowadays, there are also Christian crosses and other features related to Christian symbolism. 

    The most interesting evidence confirming the strange connection between the Japanese and Hebrew languages is an ancient song that has been known in Herai for the last 2000 years. It contains the lyrics "Nanya Do Yara Nanya Do Nasareno Nanya Do Yara", which means "What is it? What's happening? What are you going to do?" 

    According to Dr. Tom J. Chalko, when repeated many times these words have a different meaning. The first part of the song “Na-nee-ya” when translated means "it is ME, Joshua, the child given by Yehova (Ya)". He believes that the song sounds like the Hebrew which is known from texts that may have been written in Jesus’ lifetime.

      Who was Jesus in Japan?

      It seems unlikely that Jesus really escaped from the Middle East. But, if it was possible, he would perhaps have chosen the same destination as Mary Magdalene. In this case, he would have traveled to southern France and lived there with his family. 

      Why would have went to Japan? In Asia, there are a few more stories about a wise man from the Middle East who reportedly traveled to the East. He was seen in India, Nepal, and even China. In the Kashmir region, people worship another tomb of a wise man called Jesus. It is almost impossible that so many stories from different parts of Asia don't have any reasons behind them. Especially when it is acknowledged that for many centuries Christianity wasn't a popular religion in Asia. 

      Christian Martyrs of Nagasaki Japan. (c. 17th century)

      Christian Martyrs of Nagasaki Japan. (c. 17th century) ( Public Domain )
      However, there must be something more hidden behind this story. It is possible that one of Jesus’ students, maybe even one of his apostles, traveled to Asia. At this point, it is necessary to remember that in ancient times the word ''brother'' could be used if two men were relatives, but also if they had a strong bond as, for example, close friends. 

      Or were the travelers just Christ’s followers who wanted to share knowledge of their leader? Perhaps they were people who escaped from their homeland after the execution of Jesus because they didn't want to follow his fate? These questions may never be answered… 

      Top Image: ‘Jesus Discourses with His Disciples.’  (1886-1894) By James Tissot. ( Public Domain )

      Hillary's Blueprint to Seize Control of America


      This is of course a review of the Alinsky  program for taking over a democratic country.  Whatever, you think of the scheme, it is important to understand that this has been taught to susceptible undergrad students.

      Hilary was one and there are plenty others.

      For this reason, those pushing a real coup do not have to spend a lot of time in training the expectations of their volunteers.  It is not sustainable and it is challenged by a completely aware military.  Such a scheme demands that all government forces remain oblivious..



      Hillary's Blueprint to Seize Control of America


       Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 14:19.

      https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/hillarys-blueprint-seize-control-america

      Unfortunately, most people in America do not see the danger that is coalescing right under their collective noses. Hillary Clinton is coming to power. She will either become President, in the general election, following a coup against Trump, or there will be a violent revolution in which, as I have pointed out this week, we meet the 3 preconditions for civil war. In both scenarios, Hillary is following Alinsky's Rules for Radicals 13 point plan for taking over a government. Whether we see a straignt coup, followed by a general election in which Hillary is elected, or we see violent revolution, the plan is basically the same will involve the complicty of socialist/communist legislators and, of course, the Deep State.

      AMERICA: WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT, THE CIVIL WAR HAS BEGUN. THE ONLY QUESTION REMAINING IS HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE IN THE PROCESS!


      In 1944, Norman Thomas predicted that today’s Democratic Party would eventually support Socialism. Thomas was a six-time Presidential candidate representing the Socialist Party.

      “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist Program, until one day, America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run for the Socialist Party of America, the Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

      Norman Thomas was the modern-day predecessor to Saul David Alinsky who ultimately became a committed Communist. Alinsky eventually wrote two books “Rules For Radicals” and “Reveille For Radicals”” These books became the guiding light for today's Democratic Party. In fact, one cannot fully comprehend the Democratic philosophy without considering Rules for Radicals. The Alinsky book produced such Democratic Party radicals as Bill Ayers and Barrack Hussein Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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      Hillary Clinton's college thesis was based upon Alinsky's work. Perhaps we should have paid closer attention to these kinds of facts.

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      There is one telling quote from Alinsky in which he defined how to penetrate the American political system and take over:


      "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism” and "They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within”.

      Alinsky taught Democratic Party radicals to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions, and political parties. These communists slowly, but surely gained more power. The power enabled Alinsky’s philosophy “slow, patient process”, to take over control of the Democrat Party.
      Rules for Tyranny

      Alinsky’s list of 13 “Rules for Radicals,” offered with his advice that political activism cannot be a self-serving enterprise: “People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.” The following is a summary of the philosophy that has wrecked our Republic.

      1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood and this is who socialism appeals to.

      2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

      3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. This is why the Democrats are determined to admit MS-13 and ISIS to our country.

      4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

      5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. This explains the CNN mantra against Trump that the rest of the MSM has emulated.

      6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. This explains the enduring radicalism of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

      7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

      8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. This is why the foundations of our Christian culture are under attack. There are hundreds of genders, whites are evil and Christians must be put to death.

      9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. For Hillary’s forces the mere threat of Antifa violence will keep people off of the street. This is the modern day version of the Brown Shirts. They derive their power from George Soros and it will be a case of “revolutionaries unite”.

      10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition." It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign. This is why we are seeing impeachment attempt after impeachment attempt.

      11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. This means we are going to see false flag after false flag. I believe that this could start with a mass shooting at a movie like the Joker just like we saw with the 2012 version of the mass shooting with the 2012 version of Batman. 


      12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. This is why Trump can never be allowed to build the wall. This is also why the Democratically controlled House never passes anything, because they don’t want Trump to receive any credit. 


      13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. This is why it is not safe to wear a MAGA hat in public. This is why Tim Allen’s show, Last Man Standing, got cancelled. This is why you are afraid to speak out when the liberals spout their nonsense at your place of work or any other public place. THIS, IN PART, IS WHY CALIFORNIA JUST BANNED SHORT WAVE BECAUSE WHEN THE CALIFORNIA VERSION OF THE MOVIE, THE PURGE BEGINS, THE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE PREVENTED FROM ORGANIZING!!! 


      Hillary Has Helpers In Congress 


      For now, the attempt to bring Hillary to power as President is confined to impeachment followed by a subsequent coup. They are following the Rules for Radical plan to tee. Hillary has has help in Congress. If impeachment is not successful, the final part of this paper identifies the seven steps to overthrowing the country by violent means. 


      Trevor Louden, one of the great journalists of our time, was asked to compile a list of socialists and communists in Congress. Louden stated that if you add in Islamist connections that there are about 100 members of the House of Representatives would struggle to pass a low-level background security check..but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress. This means that the communists in Congress have almost a 20% penetration rate. Here is Louden's list, which I greatly reduced in the interest of brevity. These are the most obvious socialists in the House with links to his website Keywiki for the backup evidence. 

      Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015. Ami Bera (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Very close to Democratic Socialists of America. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members. Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. China’s best friend in the US Congress. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s. Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Freedom Road Socialist Organization members. Has been to Cuba at least 4 times. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to some Communist Workers Party and Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle. Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party USA leaders. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party USA for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014. Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with one Communist Party USA front group. Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island. John Lewis (D-GA) Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America. Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.


      And how do these Democratic traitors plan to destroy the United States? 


      Hillary's Action Steps
      Step One

      Perpetrate an economic collapse that will put millions of desperate people on the street. Simultaneously, perpetrate so much violence that people will be afraid to go out on the street.

      The plan calls for the complete disintegration of law order. The Deep State has their excuse, the election of Donald Trump. The Deep State has properly engineered group think in which some groups, collectively, have manufactured enough fear based upon lies, that people are striking out. We are seeing this with threat of riots in our major cities and personal threats against White House federal employees by people like Maxine Waters. Soros is perpetrating a race war, on an ongoing basis and when it spreads to other segments of our population, not only will safety be imperiled but so will the distribution of goods and services. People will be randomly targeted during the chaos. In LA, we are already seeing “no-go zones” for Republicans in which the R’s are compared to the Nazis. The economic chaos, accompanied by rampant violence perpetrated by the left will give TPTB the ability to implement extreme control and censorship in our country. In effect, the Trump populist revolution will be thwarted. 

      Step Two

      Combine the economic collapse with the creation of a false flag series of events which necessitates the need for martial law and extreme measures of subjugation.



      It would appear that a mass casualty event is in the works. The democrats cannot win in November of 2020, so they have to up the ante.
      Step Three

      After the false flag attacks, the people will be Cordoned off for their own protection





      This is why the Deep State elements of DHS is involved in a war with Trump to control the various FEMA camps in the country. Trump may need them to restore order. And the Deep State wins control over our government, FEMA camps will be needed by the liberal to put people like you and me away just as the man who launched Obama's political career, Bill Ayers said he was going to do.
      Step Four

      Exploit whatever free labor can be extracted from this doomed group while they are being protected and this means the implementation of Executive Order 13603.
      Step Five

      Systematically exterminate the undesirable group as a move to promote national unity against a contrived common enemy (e.g. Christians). The use of the NDAA will come into full view and we will witness unparalleled persecution of conservatives, Constitutionalists, pro-second Amendment supporters and Trump supporters.


      Step Six

      I am gathering evidence, courtesty of Latin American missionary, Sam Honnold, the Nancy Pelosi travelled to Guatemala, with "the squad in tow" tn an attempt to get the extreme leftist Guatamlan candidate for President to get elected. According to Paul Preston, they were trained by Betty Valencia from Chapman University, the heart of the La Raza movement to give away the American Southwest to Mexico. Pelosi and the squad failed but it represents to the undermining of the United States government and sets the stage for invasion and a coup. However, isn't it interesting that they would try and get the communist elected. Guatemala has provided much of the impetus, as I have previously deomented, for the mass immigration to the United States. Included in the immgration includes paramilitary subversives, including MS-13, ISIS, other terrorist groups including the 18th Street Gang, and the various cartels. As I have previously documented, along with Marilyn Rupar and Alexandra Daley's work, the Chinese control many of these variables. The constitute embedded sleeper cells within the country and will come out to play when the time is right. Dare I say it? This is the Red Dawn invasion force. They will not be acting alone, but they will provide the primary manpower for the Red Dawn invasion that will cross our southern border when American is sufficiently weakened. This will be part of the Russian/Chinese/UN plot to bring down America. This is part of WW III and the possible end of our country.

      Democrats like Hillary, Biden, Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Warren, Sanders et al, are all aware of what is coming. Senator Diane Feinsteing and her husband, Richard Blum are intimate with the Communist Chinese as has been documented numerous times on this site. This will all be orchestrated if Hillary does not seize the Presidency. Or if Biden and Trump are impeached and convicted, and Nancy Pelosi becomes President.


      Step Seven

      This is when global depopulation will begin in earnest. When the smoke clears and the bulk of humanity has been buried, the New World Order will truly be born.

       These seven steps are all supported by past history. What makes Americans think that we are immune to established historical precedent? Sometimes it is good to be reminded of who we are fighting and what their Agenda (2030) consists of. America is in a lot of trouble. 


      America's Epilogue Courtesy of President Hillary Clinton

      You are living in both 1776 and 1861 and the traitors that are overthrowing the government will soon usher in 1941.

      Thursday, October 17, 2019

      Trump to Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool! Let’s work out a deal!’




      This is a remarkable letter and certainly welcome.  Add in the fact that the Kurds have now allied with the Syrians and we are returning to the original status quo.  Assad now has real control over the Syrian space after a decade of military meddling by others and can actually settle with turkey as well.
       
      Assad is backed by his minority Alawites who fear losing control to the majority.  That was why they could never surrender and that possibility could only be achieved by the USA and then if they created a successor dispensation that worked for all as well.  USA track record doing this has been awful.
       
      Right now the Kurds do need a protector and they also need to end their own aggressive tendencies as well. Syria can do the job in such a way that Syria becomes stronger.
       
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      Trump to Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool! Let’s work out a deal!’

      President Trump sent this letter to the President of Turkey Recep Erdogan:

      Dear Mr. President:
      Let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy–and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.
      I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal. General Mazloum is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they would never have made in the past. I am confidentially enclosing a copy of his letter to me, just received.
      History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and human way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!
      I will call you later.
      Sincerely,

      Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israeli Intel





      Epstein was a sex addict which allowed him to be used by the Intel crowd. 

      The pools of capital available was to establish Bona Fides and pay for the necessary infrastructure but little else. 

      Nothing else makes sense here.  Zero financial transaction with his name on it.
      .

      Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israeli Intel
      A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.


      Since the apparent death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan prison, much has come to light about his depraved activities and methods used to sexually abuse underage girls and entrap the rich and powerful for the purposes of blackmail. Epstein’s ties to intelligence, described in-depth in a recent MintPress investigative series, have continued to receive minimal mainstream media coverage, which has essentially moved on from the Epstein scandal despite the fact that his many co-conspirators remain on the loose.
      For those who have examined Epstein’s ties to intelligence, there are clear links to both U.S. intelligence and Israeli intelligence, leaving it somewhat open to debate as to which country’s intelligence apparatus was closest to Epstein and most involved in his blackmail/sex-trafficking activities. A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.
      In an interview with Zev Shalev, former CBS News executive producer and award-winning investigative journalist for Narativ, the former senior executive for Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, Ari Ben-Menashe, claimed not only to have met Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, back in the 1980s, but that both Epstein and Maxwell were already working with Israeli intelligence during that time period.   


      “They found a niche”

      In an interview last week with the independent outlet Narativ, Ben-Menashe, who himself was involved in Iran-Contra arms deals, told his interviewer Zev Shalev that he had been introduced to Jeffrey Epstein by Robert Maxwell in the mid-1980s while Maxwell’s and Ben-Menashe’s involvement with Iran-Contra was ongoing. Ben-Menashe did not specify the year he met Epstein.
      Ben-Menashe told Shalev that “he [Maxwell] wanted us to accept him [Epstein] as part of our group …. I’m not denying that we were at the time a group that it was Nick Davies [Foreign Editor of the Maxwell-Owned Daily Mirror], it was Maxwell, it was myself and our team from Israel, we were doing what we were doing.” Past reporting by Seymour Hersh and others revealed that Maxwell, Davies and Ben-Menashe were involved in the transfer and sale of  military equipment and weapons from Israel to Iran on behalf of Israeli intelligence during this time period.
      He then added that Maxwell had stated during the introduction that “your Israeli bosses have already approved” of Epstein. Shalev later noted that Maxwell “had an extensive network in Israel at the time, which included the then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, according to Ben-Menashe.”
      Ben-Menashe went on to say that he had “met him [Epstein] a few times in Maxwell’s office, that was it.” He also said he was not aware of Epstein being involved in arms deals for anyone else he knew at the time, but that Maxwell wanted to involve Epstein in the arms transfer in which he, Davies and Ben-Menashe were engaged on Israel’s behalf.
      However, as MintPress reported in Part IV of the investigative series “Inside the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big to Fail,” Epstein was involved with several arms dealers during this period of time, some of whom were directly involved in Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. For instance, after leaving Bear Stearns in 1981, Epstein began working in the realms of shadow finance as a self-described “financial bounty hunter,” where he would both hunt down and hide money for powerful people. One of these powerful individuals was Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer with close ties to both Israeli and U.S. intelligence and one of the main brokers of Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. Epstein would later forge a business relationship with a CIA front company involved in another aspect of Iran-Contra, the airline Southern Air Transport, on behalf of Leslie Wexner’s company, The Limited.
      During this period, it is also known that Epstein became well acquainted with the British arms dealer Sir Douglas Leese, who collaborated with Khashoggi on at least one British-Saudi arms deal in the 1980s. Leese would later introduce Epstein to Steven Hoffenberg, calling Epstein a “genius” and describing his lack of morals during that introduction. Thus, there are indications that Epstein was involved with Middle Eastern arms deals, including some related to Iran-Contra, during this period. In addition, Epstein would later claim (and then subsequently deny) having worked for the CIA during this period.
      After having been introduced to Epstein, Ben-Menashe claimed that neither he nor Davies were impressed with Epstein and considered him “not very competent.” He added that Ghislaine Maxwell had “fallen for” Epstein and that he believed that the romantic relationship between his daughter and Epstein led Robert Maxwell to work to bring the latter into the “family business” — i.e., Maxwell’s dealings with Israeli intelligence. This information is very revealing, given that the narrative, until now at least, has been that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein did not meet and begin their relationship until after Robert Maxwell’s death in 1991, after which Ghislaine moved to New York.
      Ben-Menashe says that well after the introduction, though again he does not specify what year, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein began a sexual blackmail operation with the purpose of extorting U.S. political and public figures on behalf of Israeli military intelligence. He stated:
      In this case what really happened, my take on it, in the later thing, is that these guys were seen as agents. They weren’t really competent to do very much. And so they found a niche for themselves — blackmailing American and other political figures.”
      He then confirmed, when prompted, that they were blackmailing Americans on behalf of Israeli intelligence.

      In response to his statement, Zev Shalev replied, But, you know, for most people it’s hard for them to think of Israel as being … blackmailing their leaders in the United States, it’s a very …” at which point, Ben-Menashe interrupted and the following exchange took place:
      Ari Ben-Menashe:  You’re kidding? [laughs]…. It was quite their M.O. Sleeping around is not a crime, it may be embarrassing, but it’s not a crime, but sleeping with underage girls is a crime.
      Shalev:  It was a crime in 2000 as well, but they let him off that…
      Ben-Menashe:  And that it is [why] always so he [Epstein] made sure these girls were underage.
      In addition, when Shalev asked Ben-Menashe about the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Ben-Menashe stated “After a while, you know, what Mr. Epstein was doing was collecting intelligence on people in the United States. And so if you want to go to the U.S. if you’re a high-profile politician you want to know information about people.” Ben-Menashe subsequently stated that Barak was obtaining compromising information (i.e., blackmail) that Epstein had acquired on powerful people in the United States.

      PROMIS, sex, and blackmail

      If Robert Maxwell did recruit Epstein and bring him into the “family business” and the world of Israeli intelligence, as Ben-Menashe has claimed, it provides supporting evidence for information provided to MintPress by a former U.S. intelligence official, who chose to remain anonymous in light of the sensitivity of the claim.
      This source, who has direct knowledge of the unauthorized use of PROMIS to support covert U.S. and Israeli intelligence projects, told MintPress that “some of the proceeds from the illicit sales of PROMIS were made available to Jeffrey Epstein for use in compromising targets of political blackmail.” As was noted in a Mintpress series on the Epstein scandal, much of Epstein’s funding also came from Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner, who has documented ties to both organized crime and U.S. and Israeli intelligence.


      After the PROMIS software was stolen from its rightful owner and developer, Inslaw Inc., through the collusion of both U.S. and Israeli officials, it was marketed mainly by two men: Earl Brian, a close aide to Ronald Reagan, later U.S. envoy to Iran and close friend of Israeli spymaster Rafi Eitan; and Robert Maxwell. Brian sold the bugged software through his company, Hadron Inc., while Maxwell sold it through an Israeli company he acquired called Degem. Before and following Maxwell’s acquisition of Degem, the company was a known front for Mossad operations and Mossad operatives in Latin America often posed as Degem employees.
      With Maxwell — Epstein’s alleged recruiter and father of Epstein’s alleged madam — having been one of the main salespeople involved in selling PROMIS software on behalf of intelligence, he would have been in a key position to furnish Epstein’s nascent sexual blackmail operation with the proceeds from the sale of PROMIS.
      This link between Epstein’s sexual blackmail operation and the PROMIS software scandal is notable given that the illicit use of PROMIS by U.S. and Israeli intelligence has been for blackmail purposes on U.S. public figures and politicians, as was described in a recent MintPress report.

      Can an ex-spy be trusted?

      When dealing in the world of deception and intrigue that defines intelligence operations, it is often difficult to determine whether any individual linked to an intelligence agency is telling the truth. Indeed, in the United States, there are examples of elected intelligence officials committing perjury and lying to Congress on several occasions with no consequences, and of intelligence officials feeding politically motivated and untrue information to agency assets in the media.
      So, are Ari Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding Epstein and the Maxwells trustworthy? In addition to the aforementioned, corroborating information for his claims, a review of Ben-Menashe’s post-intelligence career suggests this is the case.
      Prior to his arrest in November 1989, Ben-Menashe was a high-ranking officer in a special unit of Israeli military intelligence. He would later claim that his arrest for attempting to sell American-made weapons to Iran was politically motivated, as he had threatened to expose what the U.S. government had done with the stolen PROMIS software if the U.S. did not cease providing Saddam Hussein’s Iraq with chemical weapons. Ben-Menashe was later acquitted when a U.S. court determined that his involvement in the attempted sale of military equipment to Iran was done on behalf of the Israeli state.


      After his arrest, Ben-Menashe was visited in prison by Robert Parry, the former Newsweek contributor and Associated Press reporter who would later found and run Consortium News until his recent passing last year. Parry remembered that, during that interview, “Ben-Menashe offered me startling new information about the Iran-Contra scandal, which I thought that I knew quite well.”


      Israel’s government immediately began to attack Ben-Menashe’s credibility following his interview with Parry, and claimed that Ben-Menashe had never worked for Israeli intelligence. When Parry soon found evidence that Ben-Menashe had indeed served in Israeli military intelligence, Israel’s government was then forced to admit that he had worked for military intelligence, but only as a “low-level translator.” Yet, the documentation Parry had uncovered described Ben-Menashe as having served in “key positions” and performed “complex and sensitive assignments.” 

      A year later, Ben-Menashe would be interviewed by another journalist, Seymour Hersh. It would be Ben-Menashe who first revealed to Hersh secrets about Israel’s nuclear program and the fact that British media mogul Robert Maxwell was an Israeli spy, revelations that Hersh would not only independently corroborate but include in his book The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy. Hersh was then sued by Robert Maxwell and the Maxwell-owned Mirror Group for libel. The case was later settled in Hersh’s favor, as the claims Hersh had made were true and not libelous. As a result, the Mirror Group paid Hersh for damages, covered his legal costs, and issued him a formal apology.
      After Ben-Menashe’s interviews by Hersh and Parry, Israel’s government was apparently concerned enough about what Ben-Menashe would tell congressional investigators that it attempted to kidnap him and bring him back to Israel to face state charges, much like Israeli intelligence had done to Israel’s nuclear-weapons whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. The plan was foiled largely thanks to Parry.
      Parry, who broke many key stories related to the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s and beyond, was tipped off by a U.S. intelligence source about a joint U.S.-Israel plan to have Ben-Menashe first be denied entry to the United States on his planned trip to give congressional testimony. Per the plan, Ben-Menashe would be denied entry to the U.S. in Los Angeles and then be deported to Israel, where he would have stood trial for “exposing state secrets.” Parry called Ben-Menashe and convinced him to delay his flight until he secured a guarantee for safe passage from the U.S. government.
      Ben-Menashe subsequently gave a sworn statement to the House Judiciary Committee that mostly focused on U.S.-Israel collusion regarding the theft and creation of a “backdoor” into the PROMIS software. Ben-Menashe offered to name names and provide corroborating evidence for several of his claims if he was offered immunity by the committee, which, for whatever reason. declined that request.
      Prior to the conclusion of the Hersh “libel” trial, which would later uphold Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding Robert Maxwell’s Mossad activities as true, there was a concerted effort in the U.S. press to downplay Ben-Menashe’s credibility. For instance, Newsweek — in an article on Ben-Menashe entitled “One Man, Many Tales” — claimed that “inconsistencies may undermine Ben-Menashe’s testimony in the British courtroom proceedings,” citing inconsistencies from sources in Israel’s government and Israeli intelligence as well as Ben-Menashe’s ex-wife and Israeli journalist Shmuel (or Samuel) Segev, a former IDF colonel. It goes without saying that such sources had much to gain from any effort to discredit Ben-Menashe’s claims.

      According to Parry, this media campaign, which employed American journalists with close ties to Israel’s government and intelligence agencies, was very successful “in marginalizing Ben-Menashe by 1993, at least in the eyes of the Washington Establishment.” After a years-long media campaign to discredit Ben-Menashe, “the Israelis seemed to view him as a declining threat, best left alone. He was able to pick up the pieces of his life, creating a second act as an international political consultant and businessman arranging sales of grain.” The effort to marginalize Ben-Menashe has continued well into recent years, with mainstream news outlets still referring to him as a “self-described ex-Israeli spy” — despite the well-documented fact that Ben-Menashe worked for Israeli intelligence — as a means of downplaying his claims regarding his time in Israel’s intelligence service.

      After the conclusion of the Hersh libel trial, Ben-Menashe became an international political consultant who “surrounded his far-flung business activities in secrecy and got involved with some controversial international figures, such as Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe,” and

      “conducted his international consulting business … in a wide variety of global hotspots, including conflict zones,” according to Parry. In addition to Mugabe, Ben-Menashe has also recently come under fire for his consulting work on behalf of Sudan’s military junta and Venezuelan opposition politician Henri Falcón.

      Ben-Menashe has also maintained ties to several different intelligence services and eventually became a controversial whistleblower whose information led to the arrest of the former head of Canada’s Security Intelligence Review Committee, Arthur Porter.

      As far as his character is concerned, Parry noted that Ben-Menashe could often be “his own worst enemy” and that, even though Parry considered his information regarding Iran-Contra and PROMIS reliable and noted that much of it was later corroborated, he “often compound[ed] his media problem by treating journalists in a high-handed manner, either due to his suspicions of them or his arrogance.”

      Bill Hamilton, the original developer of the PROMIS software and head of Inslaw Inc., also found Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding the illicit use of PROMIS by U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies to be credible, though he expressed doubts about Ben-Menashe’s character.

      Hamilton told MintPress the following about Ben-Menashe:
      Ari Ben Menashe was the first source to tell us reliable information about the role of Rafi Eitan and Israeli intelligence vis-a-vis PROMIS but, in the end, of course, he was a clandestine services-type guy whose official duties include the ability and willingness to lie, cheat, and steal.”
      A threat revived

      While Ben-Menashe may have been viewed as a “declining threat” after the early 1990s, his plans to meet with Robert Parry of Consortium News years later in 2012 to discuss Iran-Contra and other covert dealings of the 1980s appeared to change that. Right before he planned to travel from Canada to the United States to meet with Parry and “finally prove” the truthfulness of his past claims, a fire-bomb was thrown into his Montreal home, destroying it. 

      Though Canadian media referred to the incendiary device as a “molotov cocktail,” Consortium News reported that “the arson squad’s initial assessment is said to be that the flammable agent was beyond the sort of accelerant used by common criminals,” leading to speculation that the accelerant was military-grade.

      Had it not been for the bomb, the origins of which Canadian police failed to determine, Ben-Menashe would have traveled to the U.S. alongside a “senior Israeli intelligence figure” to be interviewed by Parry. The other intelligence-linked individual, according to Parry, “concluded that the attack was meant as a message from Israeli authorities to stay silent about the historical events that he was expected to discuss.”

      Though neither Ben-Menashe nor Parry directly blamed Israel’s government for the destruction of Ben-Menashe’s home, Parry noted that the bombing did succeed in “intimidating Ben-Menashe, shutting down possible new disclosures of Israeli misconduct from the other intelligence veteran, and destroying records that would have helped Ben-Menashe prove whatever statements he might make.”
      While Ben-Menashe’s post-intelligence associations with controversial governments and individuals have given plenty of fodder to the still thriving media campaign to discredit his claims about covert U.S.-Israel operations in the 1980s, there remain troubling indications that the Israeli government sees his information on decades-old events as a threat.

      Now, with the major efforts by powerful Americans and Israelis to distance themselves from Jeffrey Epstein and other figures associated with his depraved sex trafficking operation, Ben-Menashe may soon again find his reputation — and perhaps more — under fire.

      Want to Buy a Spanish Village? This Real Estate Agent Has 400 to Sell



      Mark Adkinson outside his renovated home in Lugo, Spain



      These abandoned villages are all excellent prospects to generate a new natural community.  To do it though, adjacent farm land or even woodland needs to also be acquired and the surrounds do need to be heavily replanted with trees using the Groasis system in particular.

      That then provides a strong local biome that supports repopulation.

      Governments do need to develop policies that empower such communities to thrive as a matter of course
      .

      Want to Buy a Spanish Village? This Real Estate Agent Has 400 to Sell

      By 


      July 14, 2019


      https://fortune.com/2019/07/14/real-estate-spain-depopulation-villages-rural/

      Mark Adkinson outside his renovated home in Lugo, SpainMark Adkinson

      Selling a house is a frustrating, time-consuming venture at the best of times—so imagine trying to sell an entire village.

      Or, as in the case of Spanish-based realtor Mark Adkinson of Galician Country Homes, up to 400 villages.

      “It takes a year just to get the paperwork together,” Adkinson, 67, told Fortune from his office in Lugo, Spain, in the far northwest of the country. “We’re currently working on a village where 24 different people have plots of land. How do you get 24 people into agreement [to sell]?”


       
      A section of the village in Viveiro, one of the villages Adkinson sold to an English couple this year. (Galician Country Homes)


      Adkinson got into the real estate business 15 years ago after renovating his Lugo home and spotting a gap in the market for an English-speaking realtor with a grasp of fixer-uppers. Originally from Manchester, England, he’s sold three villages and is currently “working on another four or five, just getting them ready for sale.” In total, however, Adkinson has identified no fewer than 400 abandoned villages in the green hills of Spain’s Galicia region that are ripe for sale.3

      “We sold one about three months ago with six houses and eight hectares alongside a beach in Viveiro, with two private ways to the beach,” says Adkinson, who would only disclose the sale price was over $280,000 (the average house price in Galicia is around $250,000, but the villages are cheaper because they are generally both empty and in need of serious repair). “All eight hectares were owned by an old man of 84. It was his dream to fix the village up, but he never could.”3

      The buyers were an English couple, he said.

      Spain’s Disappearing Youth

      Situated on Spain’s Atlantic coast above Portugal, Galicia is a lush, mountainous region peppered with oak, chestnut, eucalyptus trees and cultivated pine forests, far removed from the tourist-filled beaches of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. That’s why Adkinson calls Galicia—whose economy is largely based on fishing and agriculture—the “unknown Spain.”

      Yet this remoteness and tranquillity comes at a cost. Like much of rural Spain, the province saw huge portions of its population emigrate to Latin America between 1850 and 1950, as part of an exodus of an estimated 3.5 million Spaniards who crossed the Atlantic to work in the fields and factories of Spanish-speaking Argentina, Cuba and Uruguay.

      That emigration never quite stopped, either. Recently, rural Spain has witnessed the steady flow of its younger generation towards Spain’s major cities and other European Union states. In leaving the country, they’re escaping the national under-25 unemployment rate of 34.97%. (In Galicia the figure is slightly lower at 31.47%). Meanwhile, Spain has the second-lowest fertility rate in the EU, with 1.31 children born per woman.

      According to Spain’s Ministry for Territorial Policy, this now means more than three-quarters of Galicia’s municipalities have witnessed a population decrease since 2001. Nationally, the ministry says, nearly half of Spanish municipalities now have a population density of below 12.5 inhabitants per square kilometer—a ratio that the EU qualifies as at risk of complete depopulation.

      Spain’s emptying rural regions turned depopulation into a major talking point ahead of this year’s national elections in April. Thousands took to the streets of Madrid ahead of the vote for the “revolt of an empty Spain.” They demanded better public services and improved digital infrastructure in rural areas, alongside a change in the tax code to promote economic activity.

      The issue is now one of the major conundrums being addressed by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez as he seeks to build a working coalition with the conservative Popular Party (PP), liberal Ciudadanos or leftist Podemos.

      The question of whether foreign buyers can help with the efforts to repopulate rural Spain, though, is a long running one.

      In the years after the financial crisis, the Spanish government looked to foreign buyers to help prevent the bottom from falling out of the Spanish market, says Miguel Cardoso, chief economist for Spain at BBVA bank.

      “Foreign demand has been a source of stabilization for the Spanish real estate market, as it increased even as domestic demand was still struggling,” he said.

      The government even went as far as launching a program to entice foreign buyers to buy properties in exchange for Spanish citizenship, he says. But a new passport was not necessarily a draw. What was? The good locations, nice weather, and most of all, Spanish property was cheap.

      Granted, most of that demand targeted Spain’s sunny coasts—not the hilly countryside of Galicia. 

      Recent years have shown non-Spanish buyers to be a fickle source of investment. Slowing growth, a stronger euro against some currencies, and even Brexit have tempered buyers’ appetites, he says. But most of all, there’s price, said Cardoso.

      “Recently, foreign demand has moderated as prices have started to go up,” adds Cardoso.

      Getting Away from the “Rat Race”

      But Adkinson still sees a market for the towns—he says he can sell “as many as he can get hold of.” But getting them ready for sale its own challenge. Because the legal owners can be living anywhere from Valencia to Venezuela, tracking them down has turned Adkinson into a sleuth on a global scale, requiring wizardry with GPS, Internet imagery and Spanish legal documents.

      “Many of the people who left in the early 20th century never registered in the embassies in South America, but their grandchildren have now got Spanish nationality and could come back and claim their part of the house,” says Adkinson. All of the land and homeowners have to be in agreement in order to sell a village.

      It’s only then that the job of marketing the for-sale villages begins. While it’s common for northern Europeans to buy holiday or retirement homes to bake themselves on Spain’s southern coasts, Galicia appeals to a buyer that’s typically between ages 30 and 60 and wants to “get away from the rat race,” says Adkinson.






      “They’re often people who are interested in changing their lifestyle and rearing their children in nature and being able to live off the land,” he adds. “They don’t want any hassle and they want non-contaminated, ecological food, which is grown locally, naturally and organically, which is what everyone does in Galicia. It is people looking to live in a more environmentally-friendly way.”

      Over the years this has drawn interest from Dutch musicians looking to create a secluded recording complex, English couples wanting to home-school their children, and German chefs hoping to create vegan culinary institutes. One thing unites them all, however: A desire for isolation.

      “If you buy a big house you’ve always got neighbors,” says Adkinson. “You don’t get that with a village. They are always within reach of a town—the farthest is about 20 minutes from a market—but they are always isolated. Some are three kilometers from any other house. So, people move in, renovate them and basically do what they want.”

      Adkinson admits the villages are really more like hamlets, with usually no more than eight houses. But it’s not that there isn’t a supply of larger villages, and people who might be willing to buy them.
      The main barrier, instead, is simply logistical: “How do you get 50 families into agreement?,” jokes Adkinson. “I have enough trouble doing it with eight!”