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TND Guest Contributor:  Melissa Dykes | Originally posted at The Daily Sheeple 

It’s sad enough that Jeb’s team is over there paying people $25 to fill seats at his appearances, otherwise hardly anyone would show up. Now he’s asking the crowd to clap at the moments of his speeches were it says “crowd applause” on the script.

Like this one where he says he’s going to create a more peaceful world… and no one reacts at all.

“Please clap.”


Talk about hard to watch. You could almost feel sorry for the guy… if he didn’t come from a family of evil warmongerers.


This awkwardness has gotten so awkward, it is spreading like a disease. People are actually catching secondhand embarrassment from Jeb:

    In case you aren’t familiar with secondhand embarrassment, it is defined by Urban Dictionary as:

The personal embarrassment that one feels on account of and for another (i.e. a friend, a family member or a complete stranger) who is making a fool of him or herself. A person experiencing secondhand embarrassment feels as if they are doing the embarrassing action themselves, effectively putting themselves in the other person’s shoes.

Well, pay people to show up and tell them to clap. Sounds like a winning campaign strategy, doesn’t it?

At least, in lieu of a real campaign where you actually have the support of large numbers of people who want to see you run the country or something…

Then again, notice that even though Jeb’s as far down in the polls as he is, he’s still there. Rand was doing better and Rand dropped out. Is there something Jeb knows that the rest of us don’t?

Are we at the part of the horror film where everyone thinks the monster is defeated and walks away only to turn at the last minute for a terrifying jump scare? He did call himself the “joyful tortoise,” keeps a little turtle in his pocket, and hands out toy turtles at rallies…

You know who else uses a turtle for their mascot? Fabian socialists… Motto: “When I strike, I strike hard.”


Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

This work was published at TruthStreamMedia and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


TND Guest Contributor:  Melissa Dykes | Truthstream Media |

According to Finnish police and public broadcasting, all you need to protect yourself from a would-be rapist is a couple of oven mitts. Oh, and learning the Hadouken from Street Fighter…   See for yourself:

So now, as governments across Europe who have already largely disarmed their populations (and disallowed people from defending themselves with even so much as pepper spray, fining the girls who do) continue to try and handle news of mass rapes and sexual assaults at the hands of asylum seekers with politically correct kid gloves, they are just starting to overtly insult the public’s intelligence as well. I mean, Switzerland gave out cartoons about how women have equal rights and can chose who they want to marry for crying out loud.

You know what? In place of the normal frustration, I think I’ll just paste this comment Jani Laaksonen left on the original video on Facebook that pretty much sums up what I’m thinking…

To all the foreign women. In case of getting sexually harassed in Finland:

1. Face the molester and raise either of your hands, palm forward, preferably with a mitten on it. The mere sight of this unerotic winter garment is usually enough to deprive your average assailant of any sexual expectations he might have had about the scenario.

Note: beware! Raising your hand to more than 90 degree angle might be interpreted as racist! This might attract any free roaming circus clowns in the area. That’s right – circus clowns. This is Finland.

2. So the attacker seems to be either resistant or very much into the mitten thing? Time to raise the stakes!

Now use BOTH your hands the way you did with only one previously. This will create an invisible denser-than-air mass of so-called life-force. Thrusting your palms forwards zaps this ethereal field, sending the sexually deviant white hetero man flying to his milky little behind.

The menacing effect can also be amplified verbally by a resolute “EI!” (meaning “No” but as all of the rapists and molesters are probably your typical Finnish carnivore males, an “Ei” will do). If you want to have a little fun with it you can add some hilarious subcontext with an 80’s Console Era war cry, such as the infamous “Hadouken!”. Heheh, get it? Because of the way your hand– never mind.

3. Okay, so the darned polar mongol still won’t back down and your Midi-chlorian count simply isn’t enough for yet another Force Push?

Fair enough – don’t panic! Remember the OC spray you ordered from Ebay last week? Yes, the one advertised to “make the f*cker bleed his eyes to Primordial Soup”, yes that’s the one!

Don’t use it. Leave it in your bag and let it give your swing some serious extra momentum as you crush the horny devil’s cranium to smithereens with your awesome weapon of makeup and selfie-device carrying Leather Sledge. You know you didn’t want to do this but he just gave you no choice. The man was basically begging to be pursed to death.

Unfortunately there’s nothing to be done with the sinister Steven Seagal-Inspired background action tune. We do not have any experience with it as it is a new phenomenon and here we embrace everything new and exciting. Cope with it.

Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

This work was published at TruthStreamMedia and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


2015 has come and gone.  We’ve earned some weekend humor.  

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Because we all live in the matrix, that’s why.

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Aaron and Melissa Dykes created TruthstreamMedia.com as an outlet to examine reality and the news, place it in a broader context, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, grasp the underlying factors, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, so that one day we might truly be free…

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A barred owl that gained notoriety earlier this year for attacking joggers in a Salem, Oregon park is on the prowl again, but this time it’s targeting government workers outside the state capitol. Three people have been clawed by the predator – so far.

“It’s silent. You’re just walking along, minding your own business, and an owl comes silently at you from behind,” Tibby Larson, Salem’s city parks department spokeswoman, told Reuters.

The most recent series of attacks began in late November.

“If you’re in that neighborhood, we’re advising you to wear a hat or carry an umbrella,” Larson added.

One of the victims, Dwight French, who works for the state Water Resources Department, told Oregon’s Statesman Journal that he was jogging from his office to a parking garage when he felt a bump on his head. He turned around and saw an owl fly into the trees and stare at him. As he crossed the street, the owl hit him again and then a third time. “At that moment it was just really bizarre and kind of scary for a minute,” he told the Statesman Journal.  

French sustained several little cuts and said it looks like he “got a really violent haircut.”

David Craig, a biology professor and animal behavior specialist at Willamette University, said this is the time of year when owls and eagles are courting and establishing their territory, which makes them aggressive. They lay eggs as early as February.

This isn’t the first time that owls and people have collided in Oregon, however. Owl attacks made news headlines last January and February when a barred owl attacked four joggers using a hill in Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, a mile and half away from the current sky bombings.


Alarmed and concerned, park keepers began posting flyers about the owl attacks, which caught the attention of comedy writers for MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, which aired a segment on wacky politics in Oregon. Maddow suggested the city should post vivid yellow warning signs using the iconic pedestrian stick figure bent forward on a run. Hovering above was an owl in fast pursuit with claws extended like a bird of prey.

Salem officials liked the idea so much they secured the rights to it and created 20 signs, which they installed around the park.

The owl’s escapades prompted the Statesman Journal to launch a naming competition for its readers, who dubbed the bird of prey Owlcapone. The predator subsequently became immortalized through T-shirts and several beers named in its honor.

Professor Craig said there is no way of knowing if the owl that attacked French is the notorious Owlcapone establishing a new home or another barred owl.

Police in Salem are monitoring reports of owl attacks, but “we haven’t arrested any owls,” spokesman Lieutenant Dave Okada told Reuters.

This work was published at RT and is reprinted with permission.

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“Two thousand years later … the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth, the magnetic preacher who defied the authority of the Temple priesthood in Jerusalem, the radical Jewish nationalist who challenged the Roman occupation and lost, has been almost completely lost to history.” ― Reza Aslan, religious scholar

TND Guest Contributor: John W. Whitehead |

The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one.

The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed in a stable, where Mary gave birth to a baby boy. That boy, Jesus, would grow up to undermine the political and religious establishment of his day and was eventually crucified as a warning to others not to challenge the powers-that-be.

But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later? How would Jesus’ life have been different had he be born and raised in the American police state?

Consider the following if you will.

Had Jesus been born in the year 2015…

Rather than traveling to Bethlehem for a census, Jesus’ parents would have been mailed a 28-page American Community Survey, a mandatory government questionnaire documenting their habits, household inhabitants, work schedule, and even how many toilets were in their home, etc. The penalty for not responding to this invasive survey would have resulted in a fine of $5,000.

Instead of being born in a manger, Jesus might have been born at home. Rather than wise men and shepherds bringing gifts, however, the baby’s parents might have been forced to ward off visits from state social workers intent on prosecuting them for the home birth. One couple in Washington had all three of their children removed after social services objected to the two youngest being birthed in an unassisted home delivery.

Had Jesus been born in a hospital, his blood and DNA would have been taken and entered into a government biobank without his parents’ knowledge or consent. While most states require newborn screening, a growing number are indefinitely holding onto that genetic material long-term for research, analysis and purposes yet to be disclosed.

Then again, had his parents been undocumented immigrants, they and the newborn baby might have been shuffled to aprofit-driven, private detention center for illegals. There’s quite a lot of money to be made from imprisoning immigrants, especially when taxpayers are footing the bill.

Once in school, Jesus would have been drilled in lessons of compliance and obedience to government authorities, all the while learning little about his own rights. And if he dared to challenge school officials, he might have found himself suspended under a school zero tolerance policy that punishes minor infractions (such as doodling or talking in class) as harshly as more serious offenses (such as bringing a weapon to class).

According to scripture, Jesus, at the age of twelve, wandered the temple courts in Jerusalem alone and unsupervised. Today, had Jesus disappeared for a few hours let alone days, his parents would have been handcuffed, arrested and jailed for parental negligence. Parents across the country have been arrested for far less “offenses” such as allowing their children to walk to the park unaccompanied and play in their front yard alone.

Rather than disappearing from the history books from his early teenaged years to adulthood, Jesus’ movements and personal data—including his biometrics—would have been documented, tracked, monitored and filed by governmental agencies and corporations such as Google and Microsoft. Incredibly, 95 percent of school districts share their student records with outside companies contracted to manage the data.

If Jesus were to ever make contact with the likes of John the Baptist, he would have been flagged for surveillance because of his association with a prominent activist, peaceful or otherwise. Since 9/11, the FBI has actively carried out surveillance and intelligence-gathering operations on a broad range of activist groups, from animal rights groups to poverty relief and anti-war organizations.

Rather than being permitted to live as an itinerant preacher, Jesus might have found himself threatened with arrest for daring to live off the grid or sleeping outside. In fact, the number of cities that have resorted to criminalizing homelessness by enacting bans on camping, sleeping in vehicles, loitering and begging in public has doubled in recent years.

Had his travels taken him from community to community, Jesus might have been reported to government officials as “suspicious” under the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” programs. Many states, including New York, are providing individuals with phone apps that allow them to take photos of suspicious activity and report them to their state Intelligence Center, where they are reviewed and forwarded to law-enforcement agencies.

Perceived as a dissident and a potential threat to the government’s power, Jesus might have had government spies planted among his followers in order to monitor his activities, report on his movements, and entrap him into breaking the law.

Jesus’ anti-government views would certainly have resulted in him being labeled a domestic extremist. Law enforcement agencies are being trained to recognize signs of anti-government extremism during interactions with potential extremists who share a “belief in the approaching collapse of government and the economy.”

Assuming Jesus used the internet to spread his radical message of peace and love, he might have found his blog postsinfiltrated by government spies attempting to undermine his integrity, discredit him or plant incriminating information online about him. At the very least, he would have had his website hacked and his email monitored.

Had Jesus attempted to feed large crowds of people, he would have been threatened with arrest for violating various ordinances prohibiting the distribution of food without a permit. Florida officials arrested a 90-year-old man for feeding the homeless on a public beach.

Had Jesus spoken publicly about his 40 days in the desert and his conversations with the devil, he might have been labeled mentally ill and detained in a psych ward against his will for a mandatory involuntary psychiatric hold with no access to family or friends. One Virginia man was arrested, strip searched, handcuffed to a table, diagnosed as having “mental health issues,” and locked up for five days in a mental health facility against his will apparently because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait.

Without a doubt, had Jesus attempted to overturn tables in a Jewish temple and raged against the materialism of religious institutions, he would have been charged with a hate crime. Currently, 45 states and the federal government have hate crime laws on the books.

Rather than having armed guards capture Jesus in a public place, government officials would have ordered that a SWAT team carry out a raid on Jesus and his followers, complete with flash-bang grenades and military equipment. There areupwards of 80,000 such SWAT team raids carried out every year, many on unsuspecting Americans who have no defense against such government invaders, even when such raids are done in error.

Instead of being detained by Roman guards, Jesus might have been made to “disappear” into a secret government detention center where he would have been interrogated, tortured and subjected to all manner of abuses. Chicago police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people into a secret, off-the-books interrogation warehouse at Homan Square.

Charged with treason and labeled a domestic terrorist, Jesus might have been sentenced to a life-term in a private prison where he would have been forced to provide slave labor for corporations or put to death by way of the electric chair or a lethal mixture of drugs.

Either way, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, whether Jesus had been born in our modern age or his own, he still would have died at the hands of a police state.

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John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson. His full bio can be read by clicking here.


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