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Breaking News! Youtube headquarters Active Shooting incident

Peter E. Tasciotti reporting on this BREAKING NEWS event: On April 3, 2 PM Tuesday afternoon, California’s San Bruno Police, San Mateo County Sherriff, and other local police agencies responded to emergency calls of a shooting attack. The violence broke out at the Youtube Google headquarters on Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California.

Brent Andrew, a spokesperson for San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Center gave a press briefing. There are three patients which were transported there. At this time, what is being reported: One female, 32; Second female in serious condition, 27; Male in critical condition, 36 years old. At 3:30pm PST there will be a surgeon who is giving the next update, with more details. We do not know for sure what kind of injuries, but there is every reason to assume it is gunshot wounds. The surgeon who will update is a specialist in gunshot.

There were also one or more other victims of the shooting who were transported to another area hospital, the Stanford Medical Center. There is one confirmed fatality at the scene, which the authorities are saying may be the shooter. It is said to possibly be a self-inflicted wound.. The shooter is said to be: white, female, middle-aged.
The authorities are interviewing witnesses and clearing the entire building. Police Chief Ed Barberini of the task force stated, “It is a monumental task, with the number of employees at the building”.

An employee who stated he was in the building at the time of the incident, tweeted out his status. “Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk,” one employee, Vadim Lavrusik, wrote on Twitter just before 1 p.m. “Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.” https://twitter.com/Lavrusik/status/981259304408788993

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that this is not considered a terrorist action. But it is way too early to confirm this. The reports are stating that the perpetrator was wearing “a dark top and a head scarf”. There is no complete description, nor what kind of weapon(s) used.

Some observers of the opinion that this incident seems to have been predictable. It could be, if one considers the ominous threats of I.S.I.S. and related terrorist groups. A posting distributed in English, Arabic and French by the Ashhad Media Foundation shows a hooded figure in front of a laptop computer branded with the ISIS insignia and icons of social media sites in the background, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube. They also included the employment networking site LinkedIn. https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/isis-puts-call-online-jihadists-fulfill-call-social-media/

This writer is a former Youtube content-creator and I am digging for answers, wondering What would cause such a violent disruption at an otherwise peaceful location? After all, Youtube headquarters is a gun-free zone and it is known for promoting peace and not hate. Gossip is abounding on Youtube.com itself. A vlogger called ‘Framers for Truth’ broadcast a live stream from his vehicle. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIZdbTS9lMn8InENspJNRzg He stated that there is speculation from one of his sources that the female shooter entered the premises and “went crazy” due to a love triangle gone wrong. He also stated that the incident was centered around the lunch room of the vast Youtube headquarters. A further review of the channel shows that, “Farmers for Truth’ is a gun advocate, of the opinion that this would not happen if there were second amendment supporters at the scene, to defend against an aggressor.

Vlogging also from a vehicle, Defango stated that he was in the area at the time. He learned from sources, the violence burst out during a party which was occuring in the building. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPDjx4qeqDCJYvFJP_Ynbhg

Channel ‘American Gun Chic’ has posted her statement of sorrow if anybody was injured in such an incident. Obvious from her channel name, this youtuber is also a gun advocate. She stated, “But if anything did happen to anyone, then I feel for you, I’m praying for everybody and I just wsh they would have a gun to protect themselves”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sovtH-BrFeA

Beyond the free press offerings of alternative media, the main video being watched in these initial hours is produced by CBS news. This is intentionally being featured by Youtube itself and was streamed around 3 PM Tuesday and view count 52K views within 2 hours. It contains the footage of the press conference by San Bruno Police Chief. Of note is that public comments were not allowed (chat and video comments disabled) on that video watch page.

With all the suspicion swiring aroung these days, there is already doubt about this event. It is being called a “psyop” by some. This means that many people are of the opinion that it is staged. We do not know for certain, in this era of ‘fake news’. I think it’s a fair question, to continue our discussions, in a free society, a real civilization.

 

Self-Help with New Age guru or Sex Cult madness?

What do you think of it all: Self-Help with New Age guru or Sex Cult madness?  by Peter E. Tasciotti, in syndication   Also published on the illustrious scandal and gossip news website scallywaganadvagabond.com !!!

The organization known as NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”) has come under fire for their questionable activities, with increasing public scrutiny since Autumn 2017. The cracks had been showing slowly, yet with no major events. Nxivm is an upper class think-tank headquartered in upstate New York, where Nxivm is the brainchild of self-help guru, Keith Raniere, a Rensalaer Polytechnic Institute graduate. The breakout moment came, Monday, March 26, when the group got rocked to their core by the arrest of their leader, Raniere, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The charges filed: he “turned female followers into ‘slaves’ who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with sex-trafficking.” https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/26/keith-raniere-nxivm-leader-vanguard-arrested-mexic/

The highlevel arrest precipitated as a result of successive investigations by local and New York state authorities, involving federal level powers. The unfolding attempts to charge Raniere, ultimately has led to his prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, NY. The defendant goes by the endearing term of “The Vanguard” within Nxivm circles. “According to the complaint, Raniere oversaw a barbaric system in which women were told the best way to advance was to become a “slave” overseen by “masters.” They also were expected to have sex with him and do menial chores for masters, and to keep the arrangement a secret or be publicly humiliated, the complaint says.” http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/03/26/breaking-news/secretive-groups-leader-charged-with-sex-trafficking/

The vaunted and cherished Vanguard was on the lam for several months, using “end to end” encrypted email, so as not to be located. He also ceased to use his cell phone, in order not to be tracked by GPS. At the time of the dramatic arrest, he is reported to have been uncooperative. “…when immigration authorities arrived and after he was taken into custody, the women chased the car in which the defendant was being transported in their own car at high speed,” prosecutors said in court papers”. https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/NXIVM-co-founder-Keith-Raniere-charged-in-federal-12782354.php

Raniere, for some time, had been accompanied by “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack, who apparently holds the position of his female counterpart in the leadership of Nxivm. “Former “Smallville” star Allison Mack chased down Mexican cops as they carted away an alleged sex cult leader, and she might be the next one to be thrown behind bars”. http://www.tmz.com/2018/03/29/former-smallville-star-allison-mack-sex-cult-arrest/

What activities were Raniere and Mack indulging in as part of the Nxivm regimen? “She allegedly has to find bed partners for him, run 40 miles a week and keep a strict diet to stay as skinny as possible. Sun Online put all the allegations to Mack’s publicist who replied: “Allison is passing on all press inquiries at this time.”.” https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4876983/allison-mack-nxivm-dos-sex-cult-former-smallville-actress/

This epic drama is unfurling as the latest of major Hollywood squabbles. Allison Mack had joined Nxivm along with her “Smallville” co-star, Kristen Kreuk. The necessary disavowal came quickly from Kreuk on Thursday, March 29. “Following news that Kreuk was a celebrity group member, the 35-year-old star took to Twitter today where she denied having any involvement in helping recruit new people. http://www.eonline.com/news/924152/smallville-s-kristin-kreuk-talks-experience-in-secret-nxivm-cult

Kreuk stated, “When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM ‘intensive,’ what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program. I left about FIVE years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved”. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZfV3jMW0AAwyyP.jpg:large

Actress, Sarah Edmondson echoed Kreuk’s distancing, “For the record, my dear friend @MsKristinKreuk was never in the inner circle of #NXIVM. She never recruited sex slaves and has been out since 2013 before shit got weird. She is a lovely person who should not be dragged into this mess. Thank you.” https://twitter.com/sarahjedmondson/status/979488130163269638

Maxim also reports that, “Kreuk didn’t directly address Mack’s involvement. Like Raniere, Kreuk’s former co-star could soon be arrested, having remained in NXIVM as its practices grew bizarre. Mack was living with Raniere in Mexico at the time of his arrest. ” https://www.maxim.com/news/kristin-kreuk-denies-recruiting-sex-slaves-cult-2018-3

Also connected to the so-called cult in their international network is Emiliano Salinas, the son of former President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Salinas joined Nxivm and runs the operations as Director in their very successful Mexico City headquarters. http://www.executivesuccessprograms.com/team/emiliano-salinas/

To top it all off, the prominent members of Nxivm include the heiresses of the wealthy Seagram’s fortune, of Edgar Bronfman Senior’s legacy. The famous trust-fund sisters of Canada, Sara Bronfman and Clare Bronfman, joined the self-help group in 200 and coordinated with Raniere to build it into the powerful entity that it is. Estimates of $100 million upwards of $200 million have been quoted as to the amounts poured into Raniere and company’s visionary plans of world influence. Vanity Fair is among those who have reported that, “To family friends, Seagram heiresses Sara and Clare Bronfman are victims of a frightening, secretive “cult” called nxivm, which has swallowed as much as $150 million of their fortune. But the organization’s leader, Keith Raniere, seems also to have tapped into a complex emotional rift between the sisters and their father, billionaire philanthropist Edgar Bronfman Sr. The author investigates the accusations that are now flying—blackmail, perjury, forgery—in a many-sided legal war.” https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/11/bronfman-201011

Nxivm has an entry on the world’s hippest web listing, Wikipedia, described as, “The NXIVM training system is administered through Executive Success Programs, Inc.. The training uses a technique called “rational inquiry” to facilitate personal and professional development. During seminars, students refer to Keith Raniere and NXIVM President Nancy Salzman as “Vanguard” and “Prefect”, respectively. Reportedly, over 12,000 people have attended the classes between its founding in 1998 and 2010.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXIVM

As per compartmentalization, Keith Raniere was running multiple interconnected organizations, including World Ethical Foundations Consortium, and Executive Success Programs, abbreviated as E.S.P, which is cleverly also the acronym for ExtraSensory Perceptions.

The launching of the World Ethical Foundation was coronated along with the Dalai Lama himself. This was due to the attachment of the Bronfman’s to the exalted Lama, especially Sara Bronfman. But for the Dalai Lama, it was a ‘should I stay or should I go’ kind of thing, with a flipflopping due to negative publicity surrounding Nxivm. There were concessesions and rescheduling, until the Tibetan figurehead eventually did attend on May 6, 2009 in Albany, NY. http://www.dalailama-albany.com/home.php

Yet with more layers of the onion getting peeled, another group within the group has been revealed, a secret sorority called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium,” (DOS). This is roughly translated from the Latin as, ‘Master of the Slave Women’. What’s of concern to the investigators at the U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn is the actual nature of that group, which possibly involved recruiting, slavery, sexual depravity, and branding on the skin, a form of ritualized scarification. The tattoo-like marking is produced by burning into the flesh by a cautering pen device.

The depraved activities of the cult are alleged to include: “the women also partook in videotaped branding ceremonies in which they had Raniere’s initials burned into their pelvic area. “During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and the master would order one slave to film while the other held down the slave being branded,” the complaint said.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/27/nxivm-cult-leader-coerced-women-into-sex-branded-initials-on-his-slaves-authorities-say.html

Businessman, Frank Parlato, a turncoat insider of Nxivm, is of the strong opinion that, “Now Raniere is in prison being held for arraignment. And Allison is likely to follow, having been one of the topmost leaders of the brutal DOS sub-cult of NXIVM that branded and blackmailed women. Mack, the second in command of DOS – which stands for Dominus Obsequious Sororium – which translates to “the slave women under the master” – reportedly has Raniere’s initials branded on her pubic region. And she has her own initials, along with Raniere’s, branded on dozens of other women. Mack gave Raniere “collateral” – raunchy, graphic, nude pictures of herself and other items meant to destroy her life – which he can release publicly if she leaves DOS or betrays him in any way.” https://frankreport.com/2018/04/01/allison-mack-takes-website-down-adoration-of-raniere-filled-pages-of-allisonmack-com/

Clare Bronfman published her perspective on this disconcerting situation on the official E.S.P. website: “A note from our Executive Board Member, Clare Bronfman” http://www.executivesuccessprograms.com/a-note-from-our-executive-board-member-clare-bronfman/ Having direct experience with Keith Raniere, Nxivm associate, Clare Bronfman has stated, “Lastly, while I am not and never have been a member of the sorority, I was reassured to hear from one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the country, and additionally ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years, conclude that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone. In fact, the sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members, and does so freely. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth. It’s not for any of us to judge how they, or anyone else, choose to advance their lives and values.”

On the same side of the coin, before the DOS was exposed, Forbes published a glowing piece on Nxivm and Raniere, entitled ‘Cult of Personality’. It stated, “Keith Raniere’s devoted followers say he is one of the smartest and most ethical people alive. They describe him as a soft-spoken, humble genius who can diagnose societal ills with remarkable clarity. They say his teachings as an inspirational executive coach can empower some of the most successful people in the world to attain ever higher levels of status and money. Why, his program can even cure ailments like diabetes and scoliosis.” https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/1013/088.html#2efe85af1853 That sounded great in 2003, but on with the downfall or at least, the trial by fire.

It turns out that an actress from “Dynasty”, Catherine Oxenberg, who is the daughter of Yugoslavian Princess Elizabeth, has been rallying attacks against Nxivm. “I want to help all the young women affected by this cult,” says Oxenberg. “They are the victims of human trafficking — which is slavery. For months, I have worked to expose Keith Raniere and Nxivm and today’s arrest vindicates my efforts. I want my daughter to know I love her and that I want her back in my life.” http://people.com/crime/nxivm-founder-keith-raniere-arrested-catherine-oxenberg-responds/

The “Dynasty” star was not at all happy about her own daughter’s involvement with Nxivm. India Oxenburg (who is not a minor, being born in 1991) joined the group in 2011 and disagrees with her vociferous mother’s crusade. “India posted on Facebook that she was “absolutely fine, great actually [and] I would never put myself or the people I love into any danger.” https://www.facebook.com/india.oxenberg

Oxenberg had joined Nxivm along with her friend, Bonnie Piesse, who starred in two Star Wars episodes, as the woman who raised Luke Skywalker. Apparently, Piesse has quit the group. “Piesse mentioned that India was in danger and had begun to starve herself, which is consistent with reports that Raniere pressured women in Nxivm to eat very little: Piesse, who last saw India in the days before she left Nxivm in January 2017, says, “India was in a bad situation. One time she told me that she wasn’t going to eat for three days [out of ] penance to try and correct her behavior.”.” https://jezebel.com/dynasty-actress-believes-her-daughter-is-being-held-cap-1820218758

The dailywire asesses that, “The most prominent whistleblower is Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for the group, who has detailed in a blog the allegations against Raniere and Mack, including that Mack is his right-hand woman, leads the DOS sorority, and is a “key recruiter” for the group.” https://www.dailywire.com/news/28709/fbi-arrest-alleged-sex-cult-leader-connected-james-barrett

Frank Parlato it seems has definitely rallied troops against Raniere and Nxivm. Parlato’s involvement in the group has been stated as “spokesperson”. Yet that title misses the mark, as there were financial dealings between his business associates in the Buffalo, NY region, and the associates of Raniere, including the Bronfmans. This dealing was to the tune of One million dollars, connected with the Niagara One real estate in Niagara Falls, NY.

The scope of this initial article is not broad enough to include an analysis of the Parlato/Bronfman business deal and subsequent litigations around Niagara One. Suffice it to say, the disagreements started a high stakes tit-for-tat, which ultimately led to the arrest of Raniere.

Parlato has recently teamed-up with Republican political operative, hatchet man, Roger Stone, on a Nxivm hitpiece. They recently posted a video entitled “Sex Cult Crashes” on Alex Jones youtube channel, discussing the case of Raniere and the sex cult. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRmeOUvylPg Parlato goes so far to say that the Bronfmans were able “to purchase justice” over the years.

Zerohedge goes on to link Raniere to alleged pedophile and rapist, former President Bill Clinton as far back as the 1980’s. “Keith Raniere, the co-founder and leader of a secretive self-help cult called NXIVM who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has been arrested by the FBI in Mexico and charged with sex trafficking.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-28/clinton-linked-cult-leader-who-hot-branded-women-arrested-sex-trafficking

What’s more bizarre is that theories are floating about this whole fiasco being a hoax by Raniere to test the true loyalty of his followers. Whatever the ulterior motives of any of the players, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are sure to intrigue and fascinate. Keith Raniere is being detained in Texas at an undisclosed facility; he has waived his rights and is being extradited. During April 2018, he will be transported by U.S. Marshalls to New York state to stand trial. At this time, it is not announced who his attorneys will be.

by Peter E. Tasciotti

 

 

PROTESTERS! Anti Google Gootube, S.F. area San Jose, San Bruno California

Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor’s State Of The City Address

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Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor’s State Of The City Address

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – In San Jose protesters disrupted the mayor’s State of the City Address, chanting, “Say it loud, say it clear, Google is not welcome here.”

It’s a tactic not seen very often.

They were fired up and the protests were loud and disruptive by design.

“Not our mayor!” they yelled.

“People are fearing that they won’t be able to live in San Jose,” said Serve the People San Jose member Liz Gonzalez.

ALSO READ: San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents

It’s a grassroots group opposed to Google’s plans to build a mega-campus in downtown.

“We have to be in their face because we’re fighting to stay in the city that we grew up with that we love where our family and friends are,” she says.

The group interrupted Mayor Sam Liccardo’s address four times…

“Serve the people!” they yelled.

“I just don’t think shouting at each other is the right way to have a dialogue,” says City Councilwoman Deb Davis.

Councilwoman Davis worries their message about the woeful lack of affordable housing will be overshadowed by their in-your-face methods.

“We have a public process set up. It will be public,” she says. “There will be plenty of time for everyone’s voices to be heard.”

“San Jose has suffered from the worst jobs to housing imbalance of any major city.”

ALSO READ: Ex-Facebook, Google Employees Launch Campaign To Combat Tech Addiction

Mayor Liccardo says the city’s housing crisis pre-dates Google. He’s unveiled an ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes, 10,000 of them affordable, in the next five years. He believes the public needs to temper its expectations of the tech giant.

Affordable Housing Network President Sandy Perry disagrees.

“Google is not responsible for San Jose’s problems? That’s ridiculous,” she says. “They’re a part of this community. They have to be responsible for the social problems in this community.”

“From my conversations with Google executives, they want to be a part of our community,” says Davis.

But in this community there is a growing and increasingly vocal opposition to their presence.

Meanwhile, the Google campus is about a decade away from breaking ground. The city recently set a sale price for several city-owned properties for $67 million.

 

OSCARS Academy Awards Hollywood Industry In Perspective

This is the NOWS. 

The Academy Awards and Oscars happen tonight.  A quick perusal of the internet can return many articles on the subject.  There is no need to rehash any of that.  But we do have the political LAYER which is the bloated underbelly, so to speak.  That is what should be analyzed.


We’ve been hearing a lot more of the disgruntled reactions towards the Tinseltown celebs!  In which business are these actors and actresses again?  Has Meryl Streep ever been elected to an official office?  Are any of these snobs accountable to the public?  Do they have any experience?  Do they make decisions of policy?  Should they?

The rising opinion of the American people is that the acting staff, “the talent”, should instead stick to their work on the movie set and leave the politics to the elected politicians.  The aggravated lament of the average American, asks those on the silver screen to stay up there.  Just do the entertaining! We don’t want them to step out of their acting.  We don’t want to hear what they have to say about the government situation.  Just do what you do best.  Act, pretend, put on a show, make us amused a little while!

In other words, it’s already bad enough.  The politicians are in a chaotic and disharmonious mess.  The entertainers don’t need to dive in and make it worse.  What a cacophony!  Don’t stir up the feeding frenzy!!