Those 28 Pages, and That Empty Safe

A ‘Dog That Didn’t Bark’ on 9/11

Yesterday, Bob Graham gave an interview that included discussion of the events of September 11, 2001 and the possible role of Saudi Arabia.  Graham served as a U.S. Senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005, with positions as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and co-chair of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11.

 At the outset of the interview, Graham thanked interviewer Paul Jay in these terms:  “Thank you very much. And I appreciate your interest in this very important and underreported subject.”  Graham remains bound by classification rules, but he continues to express concern that a full chapter of the Joint Congressional Inquiry report into 9/11 – a chapter reportedly discussing financial matters and the role of the Government of Saudi Arabia and related parties – remains completely redacted. 

Several months ago, Sen. Graham entered a declaration in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit still unfolding in Florida.  This lawsuit is seeking information about the role of the FBI and its investigation into circumstances surrounding the hasty departure of a Saudi Arabian family from the US in late August 2001.  This wasn’t just any Saudi Arabian family – it included the daughter of Esam Ghazzawi, who owned the house.  Ghazzawi apparently has had ties to the Saudi royal family.  Court records suggest Ghazzawi may have held funds in the notorious Bank of Credit and Commerce International, on behalf of a Saudi Prince who died suddenly in July 2001 -- a Prince whose brother was killed in late 2002.  Among other things, the Sarasota family reportedly left “an empty safe” behind when they left the country.

Graham has expressed concern that the FBI withheld critical evidence from the Congress and the 9/11 Commission from this investigation, including evidence that alleged 9/11 hijackers had been visiting their house in the months before 9/11.  One of those alleged hijackers reportedly had been aboard a casino boat in the months before 9/11.  Casino boats carry a lot of currency, among other things. 

In late 2003, I was asked to begin working in an assignment in the money laundering area at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  I underwent an FBI background investigation, received clearance to review internal Federal Reserve information, and was told I was “part of the fight against terrorism.” 

While working in this role, I noticed a few things that looked pretty suspicious, including a surge in currency circulating outside of banks – billions of dollars in one hundred dollar bills -- in July and August 2001.  Anyone concerned that their bank accounts might be at risk of being frozen and seized after 9/11 would have an incentive to get out of dollar-denominated accounts, and may have been withdrawing large amounts of currency.  After asking related questions, I was told I had committed an “egregious breach of protocol” asking the questions.  My job was eliminated a month later.

Well, I still have questions.  Among them – Were any of those bills in that empty safe?  How many of those bills are in those 28 pages?

Granted, a billion dollars is hard to stuff into a suitcase.  But the empty safe is a symbol of a critical element of a ‘dog that didn’t bark’ on 9/11.  We still have no evidence of any investigation into the surge in currency in circulation in mid-2001 – who withdrew it and why, and whether any of those parties were related to, or even responsible for, the events of 9/11.

The Sarasota FOIA lawsuit is still unfolding.  Legal documents in the case are available at the Broward Bulldog’s website

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Bill Bergman- BFP Senior Financial Analyst, Follow the Money with Bergman

Bill Bergman has 10 years experience as a stock market analyst sandwiched around 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned an M.B.A. as well as an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1990.

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Money is Funny

money1The Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policymaking body is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The FOMC includes members of the Fed’s Board of Governors as well as presidents of the Reserve Banks around the country.  The FOMC holds formal meetings eight times a year. The Fed releases formal transcripts for each of these meetings, albeit on a five year lag.

A few days ago, the Fed released the transcripts for the FOMC’s 2007 meetings.  These transcripts are notable in part because the worst economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression – a crisis with long and still-festering economic wounds -- was about to get underway.

FOMC meetings produce decisions with far-reaching consequences.  Section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, sets out the Fed’s monetary policy objectives, and states: [Read more...]

BFP Book Club: Leaking & Whistleblowing- A Review of Max Holland’s Leak

Max Holland; Leak: Why Mark Felt became Deep Throat; Univ Press of Kansas (March 2012)

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What was Watergate about?  Who was Mark Felt?  Was he “Deep Throat?” If he was, why did he do it?  Why should we care, now?  These are some of the questions underlying, addressed in, and raised by a new book by Max Holland titled Leak:  Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat.[1]

Watergate, at its root, was about the abuse of executive branch powers.  The discovery of a break-in at the office of a rival political party spiraled into an affair leading to impeachment proceedings and the resignation of a President, following revelations of high-level support for illegal activity including campaign finance violations, money laundering, wiretapping, and burglaries.

In a country based on constitutional principles like ours, drawn on a tapestry following a war for independence from tyrannical government authority, the exercise of executive branch authority always calls for oversight.  And good lessons from history can help illuminate current events.  In Leak, Holland provides a valuable and original inquiry into important historical questions.  Holland’s interpretation gives us some insight into a murky history, and it also provides context for currently pressing questions about the integrity of government and our Rule of Law.

Who Do You Trust?

Who can we trust, when lawmakers and law enforcers become lawbreakers?  What motivates those who speak out, or “leak,” to provide sensitive and previously secret information to society?  Can we always rely on people of integrity to speak out when warranted?   What if we can’t trust the people who do speak out, or the people who report what they say? [Read more...]

AntiWar.Com Joins MSM to Attack Independent Reporters, Authors & Analysts

Going on Record on AntiWar.Com’s Labeling & Censoring Game, Using MSM’s Favorite ‘Radical,’ ‘Anti-Semite’ & ‘9/11 Kook’ Labels

snakeThe followers of Boiling Frogs Post know where I stand on responding to petty attacks, name-calling, and false-labeling geared towards our articles, analyses and interviews. For the last three years we have simply ignored vicious attacks and have continued our independent and nonpartisan mode of operation at this website. When we take on the Israel lobby we are labeled ‘anti-Semite.’ When we cover the Gulen lobby and movement we are yelled at as ‘Anti-Muslim.’ When we criticize President Obama we are tagged ‘racist.’ And when we go after Republican Neocons we are categorized as ‘bleeding heart liberals.’ Obviously, we can’t be all those things simultaneously. Obviously, taking on each and every one of these smear campaigns would be an act of futility, a waste of time and energy. Thus; our silence; our three-year-long track record of ignoring.

Today, for the first time, I am going on record with publicly responding to the most vicious name-calling and smearing campaign I have ever faced. When I say ‘ever’ that includes my entire ten-year battle as a whistleblower. During my ten-year long battle as a whistleblower, as the director of the largest national security whistleblower organization, and as an activist, I have never been attacked so viciously, blatantly, and nastily by any media, forum, or group. Never. What makes it worse is that it comes from a now-pseudo alternative site which I used to support, until recently.  And what makes it even worse than that is the attack and labeling being targeted not only at me, but also at my partners and authors here at BFP whom I value and respect. I carefully select my partners and contributing authors and analysts here at BFP. Once selected as partners, I treat them as such, and happen to be highly protective of them. That’s me.

Last week I wrote a commentary on Antiwar.Com which I believed, and still believe, to be an attempt to salvage a website that was once-upon a time a solid alternative media site: [Read more...]

Boiling Frogs Subscription Round & the Final Two Days

We Are Still Trying. How About You?


Fundraising ThermometerOur extended subscription drive is going to end at the day tomorrow, Sunday, October 16. We needed 500 new subscribers for this quarter, and so far we have not made it. We need 132 additional subscribers to meet our objective, and to carry us through this year while keeping all our publications, including our exclusive video reports with James Corbett and our weekly podcast show with Peter B. Collins, open to all. As we have said repeatedly our aim is to produce top notch articles, analyses, political cartoons, podcast interview series and original investigative video reports, and be able to offer all these unmatched materials to everyone. Some may say ‘well, we don’t always get all we want.’ I say, ‘well, at least we give it a try; give it our best.’

I believe we have given it a try and our best. We will not quit trying. We will not stop. However, if we don’t meet our goal in the next 48 hours we will have to settle for less, and that ‘less’ means limiting the viewership of our podcast series and video reports. Anyone who has a problem with that should check our appeal to our readers-viewers-listeners during the last 6 weeks. It is on record. We have tried, and we are still trying. I also invite anyone to point to a website with this level of independent and quality information, one-of-a-kind video reports and in depth podcast interviews which operates without a single corporate ad, without a dime from the corporate-foundations, and without any attachment to agenda-driven political parties. You will not find one. Not a single one. Because it doesn’t exist, it cannot exist without the will, support, and contributions from ‘the people.’ And that’s why no one really gives it a try. We do. We are. How about you?

Less than 48 hours to go, and we ‘only’ need 132 additional subscribers. Please do your share, and support a ‘true alternative’ with your subscription. Thank you.

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Boiling Frogs Post- A True Alternative & Home of the Irate Minority

BFP Subscription Drive: Final Week


Fundraising ThermometerThis is the final week of our Boiling Frogs Post subscription drive. As always I want to thank all our subscribers who believe in us; have faith in what we are doing, and have shown their support in action. We want to thank every single one of you who recognize, appreciate and support a true alternative without corporate or foundation ties.

A little over two years ago I started my blog thinking of it as a channel to publish my thoughts, analyses of and reactions to the sorry state of our nation: the absurdities of our declared and undeclared- covert and overt wars, waged in our name, under the guise of ‘security’ and ‘terror;’ the butchering of our liberties and once-upon-a-time previously recognized Constitutional rights under the pretense of ‘national security’ and ‘war on terror;’ the veil of secrecy and classification draping over almost all our government actions  to cover up the truth and erase all traces of ‘reason’ and any chance for ‘accountability.’  Most importantly, I wanted this channel to counter the media’s deceptions, distortions, and their role in furthering these assaults-domestically and internationally.

A little over two years ago I started that little blog with very humble expectations: writing an article or two per month, and doing a little bit of my share in a fight in need of millions.

In a little over two years that little blog grew. It became a home not only for my few articles, but other like-minded and passionate fighters who shared the urgency of ‘we the people’, trying to do something about the sorry state of our nation, and by default many other nations. We became partners; we became a team: Peter B. Collins, one of the greatest radio talk hosts in this country, but wait, one of the very few who has always remained independent, nonpartisan and ‘true;’ Paul Jamiol, who produces and expresses our causes in illustrations and drawings in many ways unmatched by thousands of words; James Corbett, by far the most amazing reporter and producer I’ve ever known in the field of investigative video reporting; and of course contributing authors and analysts such as expert authors Elizabeth Gould-Paul Fitzgerald, investigative reporter Joe Lauria, and analysts Bill Bergman and Linda Lewis.

We have come a long way. Today with this unmatched team and with more than 100,000 of you visiting our home of the irate minority we are becoming a voice to reckon with. Of course, we know we have a long way to go, and need many more thousands to expand and hopefully counter the ignorance plague. For that we need ‘You.’

We are entering the final week of our BFP Subscription Drive. We need 176 new subscribers to keep this home and make it reachable to all. Please help us keep this ‘true alternative’ alive and kicking. If you have already subscribed, then help us get the word out and encourage those you know to join our irate minority and subscribe. Thank you.

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Podcast Show #59

The Boiling Frogs Presents Bill Bergman

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Bill Bergman joins us to discuss compelling financial irregularities and cases involving pre-9/11 money transfers, suspicious activity reporting, and informed securities trading, all of which remain uninvestigated and unanswered to date. He provides us with his analyses of the extraordinary surge in currency shipments and significant increase in the number of suspicious activity reports filed by financial institutions in the summer of 2001, the long history of currency shipments in U.S. covert operations, documented false statements and conclusions by the 9/11 Commission regarding the National Money Laundering Strategy Report from the Department of the Treasury in 2001, and the performance of the ‘market fear index’ in the weeks before 9/11. Mr. Bergman discusses obstacles and climate of fear faced by public servants, the city of Chicago as the major hub for money laundering, narcotics and corruption, and more!

Bill BergmanBill Bergman has 10 years of experience as a stock market analyst sandwiched around 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned an M.B.A. as well as an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1990. His research work at the Fed included writing the Chicago Fed contribution to the Federal Reserve "beige book." Some recent issue areas he has worked on include the implications national emergency and war powers pose for the Federal Reserve, money laundering, and wholesale payment system design, risk, performance and pricing. Mr. Bergman is currently working with Social Movement Sciences LLC, a new enterprise developing evaluation and funding services for not-for-profit organizations.

Here is our guest Bill Bergman unplugged!

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How Do You Recognize a True Alternative?

Boiling Frogs Post Subscription Countdown Status


LAEOn September 21, 2011 we broke the story of two CIA analysts at the heart of a notorious failure in the run-up to 9/11who were also involved in the agency’s scandalous rendition and torture cases, and identified them by name. The mainstream media, from the Washington Post to the New Yorker, had been sitting on this story for years, and despite all their resources and in-house legal muscle had chosen to withhold this information from the American public. The popular pseudo alternative outlets have not dared to publish a word on this story, despite us taking the lead and the associated risks of exposing these mammoth government hit-men, and despite their millions of dollars from the corporate-foundations, Soros and the like. Boiling Frogs Post is that kind of an alternative.

We brought to our readers a sobering four-part series on U.S. Psychological Warfare, 9/11 & the American Narrative, written and presented to you by distinguished investigative authors Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald. In this series we dared to delve into the real history, context and facts long censored by mainstream authors and quasi alternatives alike. By doing this, once again we managed to ruffle some feathers, and kicked our daring content up another notch or two.

We dedicated an entire month to our podcast coverage of hard-hitting facts and proven cover-ups related to 9/11, and presented to you experts and analysts who have long been outcast by the mainstream media intimidated by naked truths. We dared their ‘marginalization tactics & threats’; they lost-our listeners won.

We have been producing and showcasing our one-of-a-kind video series on topics long-considered ‘no-no’ by the establishment and their tentacles. Our partner, James Corbett, has been delving into ‘hot-potato’ cases; from Afghanistan’s White Gold-Heroin, to the CIA-News Media joint operation and partnership. With documented facts on our side we have been sawing through their thick and crusty cover made of lies. Every day, with every single additional video viewer, we are expanding the number of those in the know, and shrinking the size of their reliable majority.

They want to continue to mislead and misinform Americans on Palestine related issues and developments-we counter that with facts presented by our distinguished and well-respected experts. They want to trick the public into trusting their tentacles in order to manufacture consent-we tear apart their web, wreck their mazes, and connect the dots back to their pockets.

Fundraising ThermometerThat’s who we are. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s exactly what we want to continue to be doing. That’s what Boiling Frogs Post is about. Do you like what you see here at Boiling Frogs Post? Do you want us to continue? Would you like to finally have a media outlet free of corporate ties, foundation strings, partisan alliances, and shady partnerships?

This time I am going to start with the bad news: we have reached the end of our three-week subscription drive, and we have not made it. We have not reached our goal of having 500 new subscribers for this quarter. We have added only 286 new subscribers. In order to continue what we need is at least 200 more of you to subscribe.

I don’t want to downplay the positive side of this. We have 286 new subscribers who have committed to supporting Boiling Frogs Post. We have 286 new subscribers who believe in us; have faith in what we are doing, and have shown their support in action. We want to thank every single one of them.

Now, what are we going to do? We were hoping to reach our 500 new subscribers objective and offer every single post, podcast, and video report to everyone. But we didn’t make it. That leaves us with two options:

1-    Starting this Monday, October 3, provide our podcast interviews and videos only to Boiling Frogs Post Subscribers.

2-    Extend our subscription drive for another two weeks, and try one more time to reach our goal of 500 new subscribers.

As I have said repeatedly, we want to continue this, expand this website, yet make sure we reach as many people as possible, and offer everything to everyone, with all our materials/information/articles available to all. How is it possible to consolidate both objectives? How can we sustain this website’s operations, and remain open and available to all? Most importantly, how do we accomplish all this without a single penny from corporate ads, and without a single string attaching us to those charlatan corporate-foundations?

We all know the answer. There is only one way: your contribution, commitment and support by subscribing to Boiling Frogs Post. There is NO other way. We have to do this every quarter, and we have to expand our subscription base. For this quarter we needed 500 new subscribers. We need 200 additional subscribers to meet that objective. Per your requests and our team members’ input we are going to extend this quarter’s subscription drive by two weeks until Sunday, October 16. We have been doing our share. We want to continue to do so. Please do your share and give this real alternative a chance. Please support us by subscribing to Boiling Frogs Post. Thank You.

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It is One Way or another: We Can’t Have it Both Ways & Here is Why

Boiling Frogs Subscription Countdown: Week 3

Fundraising Thermometer We are beginning our third week in our countdown for 500 new subscribers this quarter to keep Boiling Frogs Post alive. The good news: We have added 224 new subscribers who now have committed to supporting us not only in words but in action. The bad news: we are not even halfway there.

You see, there are some things in life that are either ‘this’ way or ‘that’ way. There are certain expectations in life that can only be fulfilled with ‘one’ course of action or ‘another.’ Certain situations in life don’t allow having it ‘both ways.’ And we believe this is one of those situations.

We can’t say, on one hand, that we are disgusted, sick and tired of corporate media supported by the corporate circle and establishment money, and then not commit to supporting the very few without those corporate strings. We can’t expect to have independent information outlets free of corporate foundations ruled by Soroses-Rockefeller and Carnegies, on one hand, and then not contribute to those who are giving us exactly what we want without those shady foundation attachments.

This is Boiling Frogs Post, an independent website operating without any agenda-driven corporate foundation backing, without a single dime of corporate advertisements, and without any political party affiliation. We are struggling to make this independent information outlet possible while juggling work and family responsibilities. You the friends, readers and supporters of this forum for the irate minority are the sole determinant of our survival, continuation and further expansion. Without your contribution this true alternative will not exist. Without your direct support our options will be boiled down to the corporate mainstream media and corporate foundation pseudo alternatives.

It is time for the reality check of our expectations of independent media and information outlets. It is ‘one’ way or ‘another.’ It is either free to all but paid for and controlled by the corporate establishment, or, it is supported and sustained by us the people for us the people. The choice is ours. The decision is yours. Are you willing to support and sponsor our community? Will you help us continue and expand?

Here is how you can support us: Sign up for the Boiling Frogs Post recurring monthly or annual Subscription program to help us continue and expand this website. We need at least 276 more subscribers this quarter to make it.

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Sibel Edmonds & the Entire Boiling Frogs Post Team

Boiling Frogs Post: A Home for the Politically Homeless

When it comes to Crooked Puppets We Take No Prisoners


By Sibel Edmonds

SibelFor the past two years Boiling Frogs Post has been the proud home of the irate minority. When I started this website, even before completing the site’s setup, I had already picked the quote which this site’s principle was going to be based upon. In fact, this particular quote was one of the major catalysts in making the decision to launch Boiling Frogs Post:

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” – Samuel Adams

As you all know, I have been referring to our core group and supporters as our vigilant irate minority friends. The majority has been trying very hard, and most of the time successfully, to paint us, our vigilant minority group, as conspiracy theorists, fringe, loonies or worse. Two years ago I wrote about the story of the poisoned well and here are a few excerpts on the crazy majority and the vigilant minority who refrain from drinking from the poisoned well:

Today in our nation, with the help of the mainstream media and the pseudo alternative-media alike, anyone who dares NOT to drink from the well poisoned by the establishment corruption, greed, abuses and lies, tainted foreign policy agenda, and cover-ups, is destined to find himself stuffed into the same bucket of crazies, loonies, the mad and insane.

Those driven by pure, agenda-free, and nonpartisan civil liberties motives are coined as die-hard unrealistic idealists.

Those in government who dare to come forward, speak up, and tell the truth are labeled as disgruntled whistleblowers.

Those groups who fight for accountability and demand justice are dismissed as extremists.

Those activists who dare to ask for ‘real’ investigations in matters such as 9/11 are grouped and stuffed in a bucket as insane conspiracy theorists.

Those real investigative journalists and reporters who have defied the ‘dictation,’ refusing to become stenographers, have found themselves jobless and without paid outlets to publish.

Two years later here we are still, the vigilant irate minority. And that’s not all. There is another common stand and bond that holds us together. We also happen to be a politically homeless bunch. What do I mean by that? Well, just take a look at what we’ve been saying and doing for the last two years. We fought and opposed the previous regime under Bush. We’ve been countering, exposing and fighting the current regime under Obama; since day one of his presidency. We are looking at the actors on the warm-up stage for the upcoming elections, and shaking our heads in disgust.

We all know too well about the establishment presenting their puppets in two different costumes and under two different labels: Democrats & Republicans. We realize the mockery of democracy and that having a choice is about the establishment giving the people their two choices-the two sides of the same coin, and saying ‘here you go; pick from the two and we get ours either way!’ That’s what I mean by the nonpartisan minority here; a politically homeless group.

We are aware of the pseudo terrorism script being sold to our nation as the pretext for our establishment’s objective of perpetual wars. We do see through the fables, fantasies and lies marketed to our nation’s crazy majority by the mainstream and pseudo alternative media.

Fundraising ThermometerJust take a look at the coverage provided to you by Boiling Frogs Post in the past two years. Look at the list of 54 guests and issues we have presented to you in our Boiling Frogs Podcast Interview Series. Check out our editorial series covering issues ranging from corporate-foundations & their puppet NGOs, to Police State Practices, to 9/11 censored facts, to … Watch our recent exclusive video series-the EyeOpener, daring to delve into ‘no-no’ cases from Afghan Heroin to the Israel Lobby, and see if you can find anything like it in mainstream or pseudo alternative outlets. While you are at it go over the hard-hitting original political ‘toons presented to you by our award-winning cartoonist Paul Jamiol here at Boiling Frogs Post for the past two years.

Boiling Frogs Post has been the home of the vigilant irate minority. It has been the home for politically homeless people like you and me who refuse to drink from the poisoned well. This home is independent. This home is nonpartisan. We do not receive a single penny from corporate-foundation shills or corporate advertisement trap setters. This home relies only on the support provided by a like-minded irate minority like you.

We are starting our Week 2 Subscription Drive Countdown. As you can see we still have a long way to go but only 2 more weeks in which to do it. In order to continue this website and offer our content to everyone out there we need subscribers. We need 500 new subscribers for this quarter to make this happen. Please do your share and help us continue by subscribing to Boiling Frogs Post today. Thank you.

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Boiling Frogs Post Boycotts the Culprit Mainstream Media

The Only Way to Remain Independent & Uncompromised


boycottLast week I got an e-mail from a reporter from one of the top three culprit-corporate mainstream media players. In his e-mail, the ‘reporter’ provided a link to a recent article on FBI Translator-Whistleblower Liebowitz. He politely asked me to cover it at Boiling Frogs Post and disseminate, ‘since this is a case directly related to your case, your movement and website, Ms. Edmonds.’ I politely responded,

I am aware of the case and I will include it in my nightly news roundup this evening. However, first I have to go and find a REPUTABLE news source that has provided coverage on this.’

Very quickly, another e-mail followed, asking me,

What are you trying to say? That XYZ is not reputable?! Don’t be ridiculous. It’s outrageous. What is this…some sort of a boycott?!

I thought about this for a few minutes, then, went and checked my nightly news posts and the sources for the last ten weeks, five nights a week. Guess what? I’ve been boycotting these jerks! How about that?! I guess it had not occurred to me in those terms until last week with that reporter’s e-mail. And to make it official, I am going to announce it with pride:

Boiling Frogs Post does not provide coverage or generate hits for the highly dependent and influenced, unreliable and already proven illegitimate mainstream media players. You may consider this an official boycott.

Does this mean it takes me much longer and costs me more time and energy to research and find far more reputable alternative sources for noteworthy news and editorials every night? You bet. Let me give you an example. For that Liebowitz & Israel Espionage story I found far more accurate and comprehensive coverage. And that’s what I published for you that same day. Not only that, in addition to the newsworthy information I also helped show how ‘news & info’ gets to be twisted, sanitized and then delivered by the same top culprits in the MSM. Here is my alternative to the garbage printed by the dependent NY Times:

The New York Times Twisted the Facts in FBI Wiretap of Israel

This is what we mean by providing alternative and completely independent news, editorials, interviews and video at Boiling Frogs Post. To continue this and to be successful at it we must remain ‘Independent.’ This means: not a penny from the corporate media. Not a cent from corporate foundations from Soros to Rockefellers to Carnegie. It also means ‘zero’ partisanship and no party alliances. Then, how do we make this happen??!!

We solely depend on you to exist, continue, move forward, and expand. So please do your share and support us with your subscription. Let us show that it is ‘possible.’ Thank you.

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Support Boiling Frogs Post & Let Us Show that it is ‘Possible’

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We say ‘we don’t want corporate media.’ We know that Corporate-Foundation sponsored quasi alternative information sites are equally suspect and under the influence. We admit to the destructive nature of partisan groupings when it comes to news and analyses forums. We want a website that is completely free of corporate money and advertisements, totally detached from agenda-driven foundational sponsorship, and absolutely nonpartisan.

Well, we got it, and here we are: The Boiling Frogs Post. We solely depend on you to exist, continue, move forward, and expand. Please do your share and support us with your subscription. Let us show that it is ‘possible.’

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BFP Subscription Countdown: We need 500 New Subscribers Now!


SEDear BFP Irate Minority Members & Supporters,

Last month I provided you with a heads up on coming changes, improvements and expansions to the Boiling Frogs Post. We are now ready to begin the third phase of this independent and nonpartisan website for the members of our irate minority community. A little more than two years ago I started this site as a simple blog. To my surprise (pleasant surprise, that is), very quickly, my simple little ‘blog spot’ began to gain the attention of like-minded readers and supporters. Together we raised this ‘blog spot’ to more of a ‘site.’ And we kept growing. I then began forming partnerships with like-minded friends: Those free of corporate attachments, foundation strings, and partisan blinders:

Peter B Collins and I have been bringing you our one of its kind podcast interview series; with no commercials, and no corporate or foundation sponsorship.

Paul Jamiol has been presenting to you hard-hitting and critical thought provoking editorial-political cartoons.

Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald have brought you un-matched analyses and articles on issues rarely-touched by mainstream and pseudo alternatives.

nightly newsBeginning in July this year we started providing you with a nightly news and editorial roundup. Every weeknight we publish a comprehensive list of significant news articles and truly independent critical editorial pieces, selected and filtered from the best and most independent sources. You may have noticed the absence of bologna sold as news by publications such as The New York Times and Washington Post. Call it a kind of a boycott, if you like 😉 [Read more...]

Boiling Frogs Post Needs Your Support

BFP Subscription Countdown: We need 500 New Subscribers Now!


SEDear BFP Irate Minority Members & Supporters,

Last month I provided you with a heads up on coming changes, improvements and expansions to the Boiling Frogs Post. We are now ready to begin the third phase of this independent and nonpartisan website for the members of our irate minority community. A little more than two years ago I started this site as a simple blog. To my surprise (pleasant surprise, that is), very quickly, my simple little ‘blog spot’ began to gain the attention of like-minded readers and supporters. Together we raised this ‘blog spot’ to more of a ‘site.’ And we kept growing.  I then began forming partnerships with like-minded friends: Those free of corporate attachments, foundation strings, and partisan blinders:

Peter B Collins and I have been bringing you our one of its kind podcast interview series; with no commercials, and no corporate or foundation sponsorship.

Paul Jamiol has been presenting to you hard-hitting and critical thought provoking editorial-political cartoons.

Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald have brought you un-matched analyses and articles on issues rarely-touched by mainstream and pseudo alternatives.

nightly newsBeginning in July this year we started providing you with a nightly news and editorial roundup. Every weeknight we publish a comprehensive list of significant news articles and truly independent critical editorial pieces, selected and filtered from the best and most independent sources. You may have noticed the absence of bologna sold as news by publications such as The New York Times and Washington Post. Call it a kind of a boycott, if you like 😉

BFPVideoAlso last July I formed a new partnership with James Corbett of Corbett Report. James has already produced for us five original investigative video reports. He has been working on several additional investigative projects, and we are ready to publish these reports back-to-back starting this week

We have also brought on board other independent analysts and authors such as Bill Bergman and Linda Lewis, who will be providing you with analyses on issues that have been sinking our country. [Read more...]

Boiling Frogs Post: The Coming Chapter

What we have been doing & what we will be doing


sibelIt’s been a very busy month for Boiling Frogs Post. The ‘busy’ includes what you’ve been reading, watching and listening to here, and also what’s been taking place behind the scene invisible to you all. Let me start with what we have been doing before I get to where we are headed:

-We moved BFP to a new Hosting company.

-We upgraded our server package and monthly hosting services.

-We are in the middle of making our website Mobile Compatible, to enable you to get to the site on the go.

-We have purchased several software packages and Plug INS to be used for our upcoming video-audio services and Database management- operations.

It may sound pretty simple for those of you who are tech and website savvy, but let me tell you, it has been anything but smooth and easy for me. The following words come fairly close to describing the process for tech-challenged me with limited resources: frustrating, agitating, at times bewildering, and sometimes even depressing! You are looking at a woman who still doesn’t own any of the current jazzed up mobile devices. My simple cell phone was made in 2005, and my very rarely used laptop is at least 6 years old. Do you get the picture? No IPhone, no IPad or whatever else is out there the names of which I don’t even know. Okay; okay.

puzzleOn the positive front here is what I have been planning and working on with my partners:

Two weeks ago I added our BFP Select Evening News & Editorials feature, and you have seen it 5 weeknights for two weeks. That too expanded a bit to include nightly select videos, nightly quote and funnies. I have to admit I love doing it. Is it time consuming? Yes, but definitely important and worth it.

We now have a partnership agreement with James Corbett to produce exclusive video reports for BFP. You have already watched 4 test videos on FBI Secret Files; Corporate Foundations; Obama Transparency Award; and the Murdoch Scandal. Again, it’s been a pleasure working with James, a partner who I respect, who is highly professional, an excellent investigative researcher and writer, eloquent, articulate, nonpartisan, and 100% independent.

We just published our 50th Boiling Frogs Podcast interview. I’ve had a meeting and several discussions with Peter B Collins on how to present these 60-minute solid interviews weekly without commercials-advertisement, and expand from there.

We now have two incredible researchers and analysts, Julia Davis and Bill Bergman, who will contribute to BFP regularly. And of course, we have had the honor of having our award-winning Paul Jamiol contribute fabulous and original political toons regularly to BFP for almost two years.

We are also planning to add a members’ interactive news and discussion forum, where members can post news related items and other political discussion topics on our areas of interest such as: Our hypocrisy-ridden foreign policy, police state practices and news, civil liberties and related activism, government whistleblowers, 9/11, etc.

To sum it up, for our coming Boiling Frogs chapter, we are planning to offer you exclusive weekly video reports and podcast interviews, an interactive members’ forum, weekly editorial-political cartoons, select nightly news-editorials-video round up, weekly investigative research and analyses, and other articles and commentaries.

Now, the question of how are we going to make these plans-objectives possible? [Read more...]

Part IV. POGO: Mastering the Art of Lap-Dancing for Mega Sugar Daddies

Follow the Money …Even when it comes to NGO Mini Lap-Dogs

lapdogWe began our series with a snapshot of Mega Corporate Foundations extending their tentacles to organizations and entities involved in government watchdog practices and grassroots activism. We summarized the classic story of the transformation from Government Watchdogs to Mega-Corporate Lapdogs. We presented to you the profile of “An Ideal Watch-Dog Lap-Dog” from the perspective of a well-known Mega Corporate Foundation-Carnegie: A Government Watch-Dog Lap-Dog that is loved & cherished by the entire government. Now it is time to take a look at the profile of a mini watch-dog lap-dog: the sugar daddies pouring large sums into their panties, how much money they get, who conducts and choreographs the lap-dance shows internally, and what they show and market as ‘performance’ to the public .

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Like many grassroots and government watchdog entities out there POGO started small and passionate with noble intentions and objectives: [Read more...]