These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~~~ Thomas Paine, 1776

PizzaGate – A Case to Answer

The recent and ongoing scandal known as PizzaGate has captured the American public's attention like no other scandal has before.

The main difference is that PizzaGate is based on documented evidence – circumstantial evidence, for sure, but evidence none-the-less and it's documented i.e. pictures, emails and Twitter entries. There is also no shortage of this circumstantial evidence; there's a ton of it. And the more there is, the more compelling it becomes.

Under Common Law in Australia (the US has a similar Common Law legal system), the prosecution can claim it has made its case beyond reasonable doubt if it has eliminated all reasonable alternative explanations. While the defence is entitled to remain silent, it can be directed by the judge to offer any possible alternative explanation. If the defendant remains silent when it is deemed highly likely that he/she would be in possession of facts to confirm or deny the case put to them, then the presumption of innocence does no longer apply.

“Where the Crown case rests substantially on circumstantial evidence a jury cannot return a guilty verdict unless the Crown has excluded all reasonable hypotheses consistent with innocence: The Queen v Baden-Clay [2016] HCA 35 at [46], [50]; Barca v The Queen (1975) 133 CLR 82 at 104. For an inference to be reasonable it must rest upon something more than mere conjecture: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [47] quoting Peacock v The King (1911) 13 CLR 619 at 661. It is not incumbent on the defence either to establish that some inference other than guilt should be drawn from the evidence or to prove particular facts tending to support such an inference: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [62] citing Barca v The Queen at 105. That proposition merely reflects the fundamental principle that the Crown must prove the charge beyond reasonable doubt: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [62]. It is the duty of the trial judge to put to the jury with adequate assistance any matters which the jury, upon the evidence, could find for the accused: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [62]. The trial judge can invite defence counsel to state any reasonable hypothesis consistent with innocence that may be put to the jury in the summing up: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [60].

Where an accused with peculiar knowledge of the facts is silent, “hypotheses consistent with innocence may cease to be rational or reasonable in the absence of evidence to support them when that evidence, if it exists at all, must be within the knowledge of the accused”: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [50] quoting Weissensteiner v The Queen (1993) 178 CLR 217 at 227-228, which was cited with approval in RPS v The Queen (2000) 199 CLR 620 at 633. “

Further, the circumstantial evidence is to be considered as a whole and not be dissected piecemeal.

“The usual circumstantial case is often referred to as a “strands in a cable case”.
In considering a circumstantial case, all of the circumstances established by the evidence are to be considered and weighed in deciding whether there is an inference consistent with innocence reasonably open on the evidence: The Queen v Baden-Clay at [47] citing The Queen v Hillier (2007) 228 CLR 618 at [46]. The evidence must be considered as a whole and not by a piecemeal approach to each particular circumstance: The Queen v Hillier at [46].”

So, the “smoking gun” primary evidence in the form of a 'mea culpa' confession or a video of a crime in progress is not necessary for a conviction in some circumstances.

The “PizzaGate” circumstantial evidence of organised paedophilia surrounding Democratic Party operatives and various dining establishments and performance artists is voluminous but incomplete. Many links have been established but more are needed for an iron-clad case. It is worth reiterating that the emails come from Wikileaks who have an unblemished record for publishing authenticated documents. The pictures that have been published by the internet investigators come from validated twitter a/cs and from the instagram a/cs of the people who are named.

The necessary, but so far missing, component for a convincing case is an identified victim or victims. This may not be forthcoming as some of the 'talk' and much of the 'artwork' involves death or dead children. And if these people are killing children, it has to be presumed that they are skilled at disposing of the bodies and hence the evidence.

Following are some video reports of the evidence that was unearthed a couple of weeks ago and is worth revisiting as a reminder of what the initial investigation was all about before some 'red herrings' were drawn across the investigative path by the MSU media.

Reality Calls – What we know so far.

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Titus Frost – 32 min intro

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and larger doco.

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When the above videos were posted on YouTube, there was a deafening silence from the media, investigative bodies such as the FBI and the people involved.

Eventually, the media broke their silence by publishing 'debunking' articles which did not address any of the damning evidence but were full of unsubstantiated 'ad homminem' attacks attacks on the investigators and anyone else the news organisations happened to dislike.

Next came the inevitable and clumsy 'false flag' event. It turns out the 'shooter' is a sometime actor who was in trouble with the police having run over a teenager with his car a few weeks before and whose father is a film maker, a weapons expert and likes to help children in trouble in Haiti and elsewhere. He ticks all the boxes!

Now we have the media running 24/7 with the 'Fake News' bullshit. The irony never stops! But the fact that this media campaign is without substance and all over an apparently nondescript pizzeria in DC is telling. What's wrong with this picture?

More circumstantial evidence points to the involvement of 'the authorities' in the form of the 'turned' (a day before) and then missing traffic camera.

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The thing with circumstantial evidence is that the more you have the more compelling it becomes and the harder it becomes to present a reasonable alternative explanation.

Occam's Razor is a reasoning device used in philosophy and in detective work. It states, that in the event of competing explanations, the simplest explanation that fits all the known facts is the most likely to be the truth.

So far, Occam's Razor says that the explanation that we are looking at a child exploitation ring involving Democratic Party officials together with their friends in the artistic and restaurateur industries is the most likely.

When the circumstantial evidence gets to the point of linking all these characters together in criminal activities and making it impossible to posit any alternative explanation, we have a case for criminal charges and these perps have a case to answer.

More reading-

This Is What Narcissism Looks Like

My thanks to the complier of this video. The video shows the changing attitudes of The Young Turks presenters as the election results roll in. They become increasingly displeased with everyone involved except themselves. It never occurs to them that they have been living in (non)reality bubble. This is a perfect display of narcissism.

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The biggest problem when dealing with narcissists is that they do not recognise that others have rights and interests. They will pay lip-service to these notions and will indulge others so long as the 'others' are agreeing with the narcissists with what they say and want. Should you feel the urge to ever reconcile with a dyed-in-the-wool narcissist (i.e. a personality disordered narcissist), then I urge you to watch this short video from 'Blonde' first-

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Speaking of narcissists, here is some wise words from Kiki Green. I can recommend her YouTube Channel

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Go Marcus!

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Dr Marcus Papadopoulos gives very concise and accurate answers to questions posed to him by a BBC presenter who does not interrupt him or contradict him. Truly, a piece of informative television. At the same time, it is truly puzzling because it is so out of character for the BBC to present such an opposing view (the truth) to their otherwise constant war propaganda (blatant lies). Something seems to be very wrong here.

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This interview was aired a few days ago but it came to mind after hearing about RT's London studios being told their bank accounts were being closed by NatWest Bank, a subsidiary of RBS which is partially owned by the British Government. Are these events connected? First you have the BBC, of all people, imitating RT and then RT is faced with possible closure. Are the BBC governors trying to present the BBC as 'balanced' so that RT's closure is not seen as an irreplaceable loss? And why does the British Government need to close down RT now? What's coming?

At the Duran, Alexander Mercouris has written about the US capitulating over the battle for Aleppo, U.S. pleads with Russia for ‘mercy’, gives up on Aleppo and admits Syrians will win". It is a very good article indeed but there is, again, something wrong with this capitulation. We're dealing with psychopaths here and psychopaths are incapable of capitulating while there is any freedom to move. They are driven. They have to be totally defeated, tied down, chained down before they stop. A 'wooden stake through the heart' comes to mind!

"Press conferences by John Kerry and Boris Johnson following Western foreign ministers' meeting in London confirms military options to save Jihadi fighters have been abandoned and that the Western powers have accepted that the Syrian government with Russian support will recapture eastern Aleppo".

So after I read Mercouris' excellent round-up, I was left wondering what underhanded surprise they are now putting in place. Something they would need to shut down RT for?

Warmongering by the Corporate Media

An excellent round-up by James Corbett of the blatant warmongering propaganda perpetrated by the corporate media. The propaganda is essential before any war can be successfully launched.

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The link to the Corbett Report page featuring this video, comments, show notes and links to items highlighted in the video can be found here

A longer and more comprehensive coverage of the MSM coverage (as in covering up) of the atrocities of their favourite terrorists and the complicity of the "White Helmets" is to be found here at 21st Century Wire

21Wire's "#156 Sunday Wire" show this week is not to be missed. It features two extensive reports from people at the front lines in Syria - one in Aleppo and the other in the Golan Heights (Tom Duggan) plus an interview with Vanessa Beeley about the failed attempt to give the increasingly bogus Nobel 'Peace' Prize to the equally bogus White Helmets

Two First Hand Accounts of Syrian Reality On The Ground

Both off these interviews were conducted by UK Column, which together with 21st Century Wire, is fast becoming required viewing/reading if you want to know what is really going on in the world.

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At the link below is a translated message from the REAL Syria Civil Defence heroes, Latakia Fire Brigade published this message today, 8th October 2016.

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