Boiling Frogs Post: It Boils Down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- Let’s Not Let Them Win

First things first: We want to thank all our supporters for their kind and generous contributions during these tough times. We know who you are. You are not ‘the’ 1% with deep pockets and big devious agendas who feed and sustain the mainstream and pseudo-alternative misinformation mediums. On the other hand you are the ‘other’ 1%: The irate and tireless minority fed up with deception and propaganda, keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. I know it is tiring to be the tireless irate minority. Sometimes it feels like being on the set of David vs. Goliath. I know because I have been in this exact position for twelve years counting. But look at the bright side, together, we are still standing-our ground.

Fundraising ThermometerYou have helped us raise $4800. We are half way there, but we still have a ways to go before reaching our minimum goal necessary to sustain us for another quarter. Without your subscriptions we won’t be able to create and produce the original and independent multimedia shows. Without your donations we won’t be able to research and present to you the crucial news and developments night after night…Without your support this truth source cannot exist. Without your support the obscurers of the truth will win. After all, it boils down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- So please, let’s Not let ‘them’ win.

Please help us continue and expand- for the independent truth, and for all of us. You can, and here is how:

Donate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:

Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle , and Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

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Thank you for all you do,

Sibel Edmonds

It Takes an Entire Village … of Irate Minority Members

We Need Your Help to Raise Awareness & Continue Operating This Home of the Irate Minority

I want to thank every single one of you for your continuing support- subscriptions and contributions. Your support and contributions have made this independent website, the home of irate minority, possible. With your support we have thrived and grown. Through your contributions we have expanded our base and our partnerships with distinguished reporters and producers who share our vision and goals: to present independent and nonpartisan truth, cut through the propaganda and spins, and help see the macro realities long-obscured by smoke and mirrors created by the establishment and its tentacles- mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, foundations and puppet NGOs.

Fundraising ThermometerThanks to you we have gone from a simple one-woman blogspot.com to a site offering several weekly podcast shows, an unmatched weekly video report, weeknight noteworthy news and editorials, original political cartoons, and daily editorials by distinguished, independent-minded and critical-thinking authors and analysts:

The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett

The Reality Principle with Eric Draitser

Empire, Power & People Podcast with Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Boiling Frogs Show with Peter B Collins & Sibel Edmonds

Jamiol Presents Editorial Cartoons by Paul Jamiol

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials by Sibel Edmonds

The New Great Game Weekly Round Up

Today, among others, Boiling Frogs Post contributing columnists and advisors include: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. James Petras, William Engdahl, Rick Rozoff, Stephen Lendman, William Blum, Nile Bowie, Christoph Germann and Bill Bergman.

We have ‘you’ to thank for this growth and success. We have made it, and done so without a single penny from corporates or corporate-foundations, without a single dime from corporate advertisers and sponsors, and without any backing from partisan agenda machines. Because of ‘you.’

We can only exist with the support of our irate minority members and supporters. Without your subscriptions we won’t be able to create and produce original and independent multimedia shows. Without your donations we won’t be able to research, verify, select and present to you crucial news and developments night after night…Without your support this truth source cannot exist. Without your support the obscurers of the truth will win. Without your support there will not be a true alternative to the poisoned wells

Please help us continue and expand- for independent truth, and for all of us. Please help us provide an alternative to the mainstream and quasi alternative channels furthering the establishment’s poison. You can, and here is how:

Please Donate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:


Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle , and Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report. You can sign up for a recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

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Thank you for all you do,

 

Sibel Edmonds

 

Boiling Frogs Post: A True Alternative to the Establishment’s Many Poisoned Wells

Help Us Counter the Establishment’s Poisoned Wells & the Poisoned-Water-Bearing Media

This morning I woke up to yet another discouraging report re-affirming the sorry state of our country due to the even sorrier state of our majority. Despite being the worst president this nation has ever had when it comes to secrecy, persecution and prosecution of whistleblowers, civil liberties abuses, many-fronted wars, furthering police-state practices, and numerous current scandals surpassing even those of President Nixon, 50% of our nation’s people approve and support Barack Obama. That’s right- Our uninformed majority is still defending the indefensible.

As I read and listen to case after case illustrating the ever-growing public ignorance and apathy I can’t help but think of one of my favorite stories-analogies. This is how the story goes: [Read more...]

Saluting Those Who Stand By A True Alternative

The Boiling Frogs Post Team Thanks You For All Your Support

Fundraising ThermometerWe have achieved our goal in raising the funds needed to carry us for another quarter. We want to thank you for all your support. We appreciate your kind and generous donations during these tough economic times. We know that your support goes beyond monetary donations- that your support is also your statement and action against disinformation and propaganda. You have placed your faith and trust in us, and we have made ‘you’ the sole determinant of our existence, survival and expansion. This is the only way to pursue the truth and needed changes: With critical minds, without partisanship, with no agenda-driven funding, staunchly and independently.

I am one of those people who truly and passionately dislike Oscar-Like mushy and cheesy ‘thank you’ ceremonies. That said, I want to non-cheesy-ly and briefly thank the following people:

Many thanks to all my partners for spending so much time and energy producing highly informative podcast shows, brilliant investigative video reports and powerful editorial toons-You’ve been pounding with passion and dedication despite your demanding life-family-health-jobs, and despite our current humble budget.

Many thanks to every single supporter of Boiling Frogs Post, and special thanks to two supporters, in Louisiana and the UK, for their generous and gracious contributions- I want to emphasize ‘gracious’ It lightened the brief dark stage when I was pondering which programs to cut back in order to continue. Thank you so very much.

A small thanks to those who tried very hard to dissuade us from forming and pursuing this website. You said ‘it is impossible without foundation backing or deep-pocket advertisers.’ You insisted that it wouldn’t work. Your dissuasion attempts made me that much more determined (and stubborn), and that determination has brought us this far (so far). And for that I owe you a small ‘thank you.’

Please tell me I succeeded in being brief, non-cheesy, and un-Oscar-Like. And I hope I was able to relay our sincere appreciation for all your support.

Sibel Edmonds

We Need Your Support- Help Us Continue Countering the ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses’

Boiling Frogs Post Needs $8000 To Meet This Quarter’s Budget!

What does it mean to be a ‘True Alternative’ among the too many and too powerful media outlets infested with lies and busy with implementing deception and propaganda? As a long-term truth seeker and activist, and as a founder and director of Boiling Frogs Post, I believe I have gained a certain degree of moral authority to answer this question confidently:

The true alternative means the truly independent: independent of foundation mega-bucks, independent of corporate-sponsors, and independent of mega-advertisement dollars. There is only ONE way for a truly independent alternative to exist, survive, continue and expand: Through People- direct contributions and donations by the people for the people.

Without the people’s support there will never be a true alternative. Never. The truly independent alternatives will not survive without the support and backing of the people. Thus, it is up to the people to decide and take steps to support the real independent and counter the mega establishment and the ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses.’

Three years ago this website, Boiling Frogs Post, began with a promise: a site where the irate minority (that’s me and you), those aware and tired of the creators of lies-fables-smoke and mirrors, could call home. It was created on a pledge: complete independence from the establishment- those who come in many forms-whether foundations, sponsors or deep-pocket advertisers.

For over three years our team of producers and analysts has been presenting you with untainted, bold, independent and nonpartisan facts and discussions through original video reports, podcast interviews and commentaries, editorial cartoons, news, articles and analyses. We believe we have been effective: we have been shining the light on the truth, and have been irritating the powers and their puppetries. We have expanded our team and coverage. And, we have accomplished this through one source (and one source only): You and your support.

We can only exist with the support of our irate minority members and supporters. Without your subscriptions we won’t be able to create and produce original and independent multimedia shows. Without your donations we won’t be able to research, verify, select and present to you crucial news and developments night after night…Without your support this truth source cannot exist. Without your support the obscurers of the truth will win.

Please help us continue and expand- for the independent truth, and for all of us. You can help counter the project ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses.’ Yes, you certainly can, and here is how:

Fundraising ThermometerDonate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:

Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report, and Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

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Thank you for all your support,

Sibel Edmonds

Boiling Frogs Post: It Boils Down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- Let’s Not Let Them Win

Half Way There-Half Way to Go

First things first: We want to thank all our supporters for their kind and generous contributions during these tough times. We know who you are. You are not ‘the’ 1% with deep pockets and devious agendas who feed and sustain the mainstream and pseudo-alternative misinformation mediums. On the other hand you are the ‘other’ 1%: The irate and tireless minority fed up with deception and propaganda, keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. Granted, often it is tiring to be the tireless irate minority. Sometimes it feels like being on the set of David vs. Goliath. But look, together, we are still standing our ground.

We still have a ways to go before reaching our minimum goal necessary to sustain us for another quarter. Without your subscriptions we won’t be able to create and produce our original and independent multimedia shows. Without your donations we won’t be able to research and present to you the crucial news and developments night after night…Without your support this truth source cannot exist. Without your support the obscurers of the truth will win. After all, it boils down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- So please, let’s Not let ‘them’ win.

Please help us continue and expand- for the independent truth, and for all of us. You can, and here is how:

Fundraising ThermometerDonate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:

 

Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report, and Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

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Thank you for all your support,

Sibel Edmonds

If We Were a Rich Site Yubby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dum!

…But We Are Not, and We Need Your Support

Yesterday we began our Quarterly Fundraising for our truly independent news website operating without a single penny from any foundations, corporations or agenda-pumping partisan interests. Boiling Frogs Post has been operating on a very modest and tight budget, yet it has been expanding due to our commitment to countering the mainstream and pseudo-alternative propaganda outlets. By modest I mean ‘extremely modest’. I marvel when I see or read about the amount of funding people receive for operating sites that do not deliver even one-tenth of what we have been providing here at this website. The other day I came across this ‘Rich Men’s Website’:

This ‘Rich Men’s Website’  asks for and receives at least $320,000 a year- $80,000 per quarter, to deliver daily aggregated news that comes mainly from a few mainstream outlets such as Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, BBC, and  the like. They have no radio shows. They don’t produce a single podcast show (syndicating is not producing, ey!). They don’t produce a single video report. They don’t have a single reporter with original reporting. No complex website or needed database … Yet, for a site that would take less than 5 hours a day to run, they receive $320,000 a year plus other funding through their ‘angels.’

I tell you what: We are envious. Compared to this ‘Rich Men’s Site’ here is what we do: We produce on average FOUR original in-depth and independent podcast shows per week with no commercials or outside funding-here, here, here, and here. We produce a weekly investigative and original video report that is truly unmatched- check it out here. We bring to you in-depth nightly news from several dozen sources (we do not include MSM outlets such as Washington Post, NY Times, Time Magazine, etc.). We publish daily analyses and articles by truly independent experts and authors. We even produce our own original political cartoons.

And guess what? We are bringing all the above mentioned (in addition to our cloud hosting cost, server webhosting cost, payment processors’ cost, and website technical support costs) with funding that is far less than One Quarter of the Rich Men’s Site!!!!

You know what I’m thinking? Here is what I’m thinking: If we were a rich site like that we’d have daily video reports, several daily podcast shows, our own team of investigative reporters, the best-looking website, and so much more!! Of course, that is if we were a rich site Yubby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dibby Dum …

Please help us continue and expand- for the independent truth, and for all of us. You can help counter the project ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses.’ Yes, you certainly can, and here is how:

Fundraising ThermometerDonate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:

Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report, and Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

Subscribe Now

Thank you for all your support,

Sibel Edmonds

Help Us Counter the ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses’- Support a Real Independent Alternative

We are $300 short in meeting this quarter’s budget!

 

SEWe can’t have it both ways: On one hand moan and complain about the ‘dependent’ mainstream and pseudo alternative propaganda machine, but on the other hand not back and support the very few independent alternative mediums. We can’t; pure and simple.

The establishment has many ways to implement its well-designed and calculated project: The ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses’ and manufacturing consent. The mainstream and pseudo-alternative channels have always been the establishment’s major implementation outlet for the project. How? Via funding, whether directly or indirectly; whether through mega-bucks advertisement, or mega-grants through their sub-outlets aka foundations. They finance and dictate. They sponsor and rule. They own and manage. As simple as that. Period.

The true alternative means the truly independent: independent of foundation mega-bucks, independent of corporate-sponsors, and independent of mega-advertisement dollars. There is only ONE way for a truly independent alternative to exist, survive, continue and expand: People- direct contributions and donations by the people for the people.

Fundraising ThermometerWithout the people’s support there will never be a true alternative. The truly independent alternatives will not survive without the support and backing of the people. Thus, it is up to the people to decide and take steps to support the real independent and counter the mega establishment and the ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses.’

Three years ago this website, Boiling Frogs Post, began with a promise: a site where the irate minority (that’s me and you), those aware and tired of the creators of lies-fables-smoke and mirrors, could call home. It was created on a pledge: complete independence from the establishment- those who come in many forms-whether foundations, sponsors or deep-pocket advertisers.

For three years our team of producers and analysts has been presenting you with untainted, bold, independent and nonpartisan facts and discussions through original video reports, podcast interviews and commentaries, editorial cartoons, news, articles and analyses. We believe we have been effective: we have been shining the light on the truth, and have been irritating the powers and their puppetries. We have expanded our team and coverage. And, we have accomplished this through one source (and one source only): You and your support.

Boiling Frogs Post can only exist with the support of its irate minority members. Without your subscriptions we won’t be able to create and produce original and independent multimedia shows. Without your donations we won’t be able to research, verify, select and present to you crucial news and developments night after night…Without your support this truth source cannot exist. Without your support the obscurers of the truth will win.

Please help us continue and expand- for the independent truth, and for all of us. You can help counter the project ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses.’ Yes, you certainly can, and here is how:

Donate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:


Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle ,  Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report, and Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

Subscribe Now

Thank you for all your support,

Sibel Edmonds

It Takes an Entire Village … of Irate Minority Members

We Need Your Help to Raise Awareness, Recruit, and Continue Operating This Home of the Irate Minority

S16Dear BFP Members & Supporters:

I want to thank every single one of you for your continuing support- subscriptions and contributions. Your support and contributions have made this independent website, the home of irate minority, possible. With your support we have thrived and grown. Through your contributions we have expanded our base and our partnerships with distinguished reporters and producers who share our vision and goals: to present independent and nonpartisan truth, cut through the propaganda and spins, and help see the macro realities long-obscured by smoke and mirrors created by the establishment and its tentacles- mainstream and pseudo-alternative media and puppet NGOs.

Thanks to you we have gone from a simple one-woman blogspot.com to a site offering several weekly podcast shows, an unmatched weekly video report, weeknight noteworthy news and editorials, original political cartoons, and daily editorials by distinguished, independent-minded and critical-thinking authors and analysts:

The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett

The Reality Principle with Eric Draitser

Empire, Power & People Podcast with Andrew Gavin Marshall

Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson

The Boiling Frogs Show with Peter B Collins & Sibel Edmonds

Jamiol Presents Editorial Cartoons by Paul Jamiol

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials by Sibel Edmonds

Today, among others, Boiling Frogs Post contributing columnists and advisors include: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. James Petras, William Engdahl, Rick Rozoff, Stephen Lendman, William Blum, and Bill Bergman.

We have ‘you’ to thank for this growth and success. We have made it, and done so without a single penny from corporates or corporate-foundations, without a single dime from corporate advertisers and sponsors, and without any backing from partisan agenda machines. We have survived and expanded despite all the direct and indirect attacks and sabotage by the establishment and its extended tentacles: Because of ‘you.’

You have generously and kindly contributed to this website, whether by your subscriptions or donations, and you have done so in these economic hard times. We are grateful. And I wouldn’t even think of asking you for more. However, there is one major way you can help us continue this website. Without expanding our base and operation-income sources we won’t be able to maintain this truly independent website. Here is how you can help, not only to help sustain us, but also to help grow our base-the home of the irate minority:

Tell at least one person-whether a friend, a co-worker or a family-member, about Boiling Frogs Post, invite them to become a subscriber-contributor and join our slowly but surely expanding irate minority members.

Think about it, if each one of you were to bring at least one additional member to our base and add one supporter, and if each new member does the same, and if we keep at this, not only we will be able to survive and continue, but we will be expanding our core base. Isn’t this one of our main objectives? Isn’t this our major goal to inform and unite?

This is what I am humbly asking you to do. Please make this effort. Do it this week. Do it today. Start now. Help us each add at least one new member to Boiling Frogs Post. Let’s grow, expand, and make this force mightier. I know we can. I know you can. We know it is possible. Then, let’s do it. Let’s start doing it. Let’s begin the countdown to doubling our force; starting today.

Thank you for all you do,

Sibel Edmonds

 

Fundraising ThermometerPlease Donate to Boiling Frogs Post

You can make a one-time contribution to support our team and projects. Those of you who do not wish to subscribe to our multimedia projects or commit to recurring annual- monthly payments but want to support our team, all the daily news, editorials, political cartoons, and other features provided by BFP can make a one-time contribution. You can contribute by Credit Card here:

Or if you would prefer to contribute by check, make it payable to “Boiling Frogs Post“, and mail to:


Boiling Frogs Post
PO Box 880
Bend, OR 97709

Become a Boiling Frogs Post Subscriber

You can sign up for our recurring annual subscription program for $50 or more, or if you prefer recurring monthly subscription payments you can sign up for monthly $5 or more. Your subscription will give you access to all our weekly exclusive multimedia reports, including The EyeOpener Video Report with James Corbett , The Boiling Frogs Show  , The Reality Principle ,  Empire, Power, and People Podcast Report, and Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson. You can sign up for recurring annual or monthly subscription here:

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Thank you for all your support,

Sibel Edmonds

Boiling Frogs Post: It Boils Down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- Let’s Not Let Them Win

Support the Alternative to Mainstream & Pseudo Alternatives

SibelDear Readers & Friends:

Three years ago this website began with very few of us and a few of you. I promised (to myself and you) a site where the irate minority, those aware and tired of the creators of lies-fables-smoke and mirrors (that’s me and you) could call home. I pledged complete (by that I mean 100%) independence from corporates and corporate foundations- those who come in many forms-whether NGOs or deep-pocket advertisers. I have kept every single one of those promises and pledges. For three years our team of producers and analysts has been presenting you with untainted, bold, independent and nonpartisan facts and discussions through original video reports, podcast interviews and commentaries, editorial cartoons, news, articles and analyses. We believe we have been effective: we have been shining the light on the truth, and have been irritating the powers and their puppetries. We have expanded our team and coverage. And, we have accomplished this through one source (and one source only): You and your support. [Read more...]

Video- Sibel Edmonds on the US Police State with James Corbett

Boiling Frogs Post Solely Depends on ‘You’

Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com joins us for a discussion on the police state in the US, the broken political system and the independent voices that are shining a light on it all. We also talk about the forthcoming Boiling Frogs Post DVD Vol. 2 and Sibel’s memoir, Classified Woman. [Read more...]

Make a Statement- Make the Real Alternative Your Media

Support this Independent, Corporate & Corporation-Foundation Free Alternative

Fundraising ThermometerWe at Boiling Frogs Post, disgusted with the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, have made a statement. We have taken action. We have become the needed alternative media.

Those of you who have had enough of mainstream propaganda and agenda-driven quasi alternatives can make a statement and take action as well. You can turn your back on them and make the real alternative your media.

Every week we bring to you enlightening, bold and hard-hitting podcast interviews and talk-shows not found elsewhere. Every week we present to you original investigative video reports on major topics blacked out by ‘others.’ Every week we showcase daring editorials, commentaries and political cartoons by truly independent experts and reporters. And every evening we provide you with an extensive collection of national and international news and views carefully selected from a wide array of sources.

We have been doing our share. This is our statement. We are taking action. Please do your share. Make a statement. Take action. Make Boiling Frogs Post, the real alternative, your media.

This is Week 3 of our Quarterly Subscription-Donation drive.  The existence of this project is solely dependent on you. Our truly independent, nonpartisan, corporate-advertisement-free and corporation-foundation-free website can only be sustained through collective support; your support. Please subscribe or donate to Boiling Frogs Post.

Thank you for all you do,

Sibel Edmonds

 

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Truly Independent News- Information Is A Collective Responsibility

The Only Way to Remain Corporate-Free & Nonpartisan

SibelEvery time I read lines pertaining to this ludicrous and completely illogical expectation that everything on the Internet should be free I am tempted to sit down and write a lengthy analysis of the illogical and ludicrousness of this unfortunately prevailing mentality among the new ignorant internet-dependent generation. However, each time I restrain myself and move on since the limited amount of time I have could instead be spent on far more critical and needed projects. This time I will slightly change my routine, take a few minutes of my limited time, and write a few words on this topic as it directly relates to our website and our efforts to keep it alive, running, and effective.

The other day I came across a well-written and argued commentary on this outrageously ridiculous and uninformed “everything free on the Internet” mentality:

“We created this culture. We’re the ones who have been giving stuff away for free for the past decade, not collecting anyone’s credit card information. We’ve conditioned users that everything should be free, always. This gives advertisers the upper hand in any negotiation, because they know that their way is the only way that most sites can make money. Why is this such a big deal? Relevant, contextual advertising isn’t bad, right? Not in moderation, no (see The Deck). But when ads become the only way out and advertisers are the ones calling the shots, users suffer. Also, as a matter of principle I firmly believe that it’s better to pay the makers of things directly than through some convoluted ad system.”

There is nothing that is free-on the Internet or anywhere in life. Period. There has never been, and will never be. Period. In almost all cases, when it comes to the Internet, “Free” has one meaning: someone or someones is paying for what is being offered. The only logical question then becomes: Why. If advertisers are paying- why would they? If corporate foundations and the sugar-daddies behind them are dishing out the money- why are they? If political parties and persons are chipping in- why do they? If a group motivated by a certain goal or agenda is shouldering the cost: Why is it?

This is why it is extremely hard to find information and news sources that can be considered truly independent. This is the reason it is a rarity to see those that are 100% nonpartisan. This is the explanation for way too many agenda-driven propaganda channels on the Internet posing as alternatives. And this is exactly why we at Boiling Frogs Post solely, completely, 100%, only, depend on our readers’ contributions and support.

Fundraising ThermometerYou see, the question we face at BFP is not whether we should offer our diligently prepared podcast shows, time-consuming video productions, and in depth analyses and articles for free, or, not. The real question we face is: whether we continue this website and all that we provide, or, go out and work full-time and cease operation all together. There are no in-between points here.

You see, I first reduced my part-time contract work hours to start this project. I then reduced it again by half. And after that, last September, I quit it all together. If you have a chance please take a look at my qualifications under ‘About Us.’ For my ex-contract analyst-specialist contract work which also needed my linguistic skills I made $125 per hour. This is money my family no longer has. And there is no way I could manage full-time motherhood, part-time contract work, household work, and a full-time website. No one could. For me it boils down to: shut down BFP, obtain another 25-hrs per week contract, or, make far less, live on far less, have your modest support, and continue and expand this great news-information project.

One of our partners-producers had to quit his full-time academic job in order to provide greater and far more needed public good: investigative reports-production. He too has a family. He too has to sustain his family. He too must choose between living on far less, continuing this needed work by depending on your modest contributions, or, go back to a full-time teaching job and consider doing this an impossibility.

Another one of our partners-producers lost his primary part-time job (thanks to the corporate media!). This is a critical period for him to see whether he can make it through a couple of public-supported information sites, or, go out and enroll full-time with semi-mainstream operated channels out there. That decision too depends on you.

Yet another partner-producer-author is in the position of juggling a full-time student load, a part-time job, and our project here at Boiling Frogs Post. Neither I nor anyone else with common sense could expect him to choose getting evicted from his house or quitting his academic pursuits as the price for working for a far greater public good.

The other day I got an e-mail accusing us of being elitists and offering our work only to those who pay for a subscription. This is nonsense. It is uninformed and frankly, very ignorant. We have gone out of our way to find the right balance in being able to afford to run this project and yet offer all our services and news to everyone. That is why we are making all our archived podcasts and video reports open and free to all. And you know what? Without our supporters doing their share, contributing, however modest, we won’t be able to continue doing that. Again, this is why we call the maintenance and continuation of this project a collective responsibility.

This is Week 2 of our Quarterly Subscription-Donation drive.  The existence of this project is solely dependent on you. Our truly independent, nonpartisan, corporate-advertisement-free and corporation-foundation-free website can only be sustained through collective support; your support. We are doing our share. We are asking you to do yours. Please do your share and help us continue this truly independent news and views venue. Please subscribe or donate to Boiling Frogs Post.

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The Formula: Inform, Organize, Action

They Say it all Starts with ‘Informing’ …

InformThose of you who’ve been listening to our podcast series know how impatient I sometimes get when the question boils down to ‘what do we do? Where do we go from here?’ Look, I understand and agree with the general consensus out there among the intellectuals and activists: We must educate the people- We must inform. After all, isn’t it what we’ve been doing with our podcast series, investigative video reports, hard-hitting editorials, bold and eye-opening editorial cartoons, and propaganda-free real news? Right. But that doesn’t make me any less impatient and restless. I simply can’t stand the idea of spending decades to just  keep informing, meanwhile have no idea or even a certain degree of consensus on the next two important steps: organize & action.

If you’ve listened to our last podcast, our first episode on the making of a police state, you know exactly what I mean. I frankly admit to being very naïve once-upon a time when I wasted time and energy organizing whistleblowers, went around collecting petition signatures, held rallies in the congressional corridors here in our own little Red Light-District …Yah, all that jazz; futile jazz. So yes, one side of me understands and sympathizes with those who are engaged in all that waste of time and energy, yet, another side of me gets impatient and exasperated. It ain’t gonna happen with sending thousands or millions of petitions to the sold-out Congress, which happens to be one of  the main players-actors responsible for the terrible state we are in. Why do you think the corporate moguls-Soros, Rockefellers, Ford …put so much money into NGO operatives who have been re-channeling people’s restlessness-dissatisfaction-anger into writing and signing petitions to Congress-President and the rest of the enemy cabal, or lobbying to pass more ridiculous legislation? Look, last year alone, those red light  district porkies drafted and passed 40,000+ new laws-legislation. With each legislation-law adding further links to the chains that have turned us into slaves. [Read more...]

Help Us Challenge the Main & Quasi-Alternative Stream

How We Differ from the Rest & Why We Need ‘You’

HandIf a few years ago someone had told me that I was going to start a blog, gather a team of like-minded irate partners, expand, and turn the site into an alternative news and information site with daily news, top-notch editorials, independent analyses, weekly podcast programs and investigative video reports, commentaries, political cartoons and more, I’d say ‘are you nuts?!’ Don’t get me wrong. I was one of the major advocates for truly alternative news and information sites to challenge the illegitimate, stinky, completely dependent and sold-out, meek, weak, government propaganda machine, corporate pet-boys mainstream media. However, as a very private recluse foreign to the blogging-forum sphere with zero technical knowledge or abilities, I never saw ‘me’ in that scenario. You know, I was one of those a bit lazy ‘they’ should do this, ‘they’ should start that, ‘they’ must challenge it … cases. See, I admit. [Read more...]