Traces of Reality

Traces of Reality - 2014-08-12 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #49 | Bill Conroy shares his story of a 20-year career in journalism, why he started writing for Narco News, why he resigned his position at the San Antonio Business Journal, his relationship with Gary Webb, and what it means to be an "authentic journalist."

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-31 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #102 | Guillermo Jimenez and Danny Benavides revisit the immigration debate and review other recent news stories involving state violence, including the cases of Eric Garner and Joseph Wood. Also, Danny breaks down the latest on narconoia and the drug-war madness along the southern US...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-29 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #48 | Tom Secker joins us to discuss the fake "news" story circulating around the web claiming former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released documents proving the CIA/MI6/Mossad are running ISIS. We explain the story's origins, why it's bogus, who may be behind it, and how alt media...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-23 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #47 | Rebecca Gordon, a philosophy teacher at the University of San Francisco and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, joins us to discuss why institutionalized torture remains relevant in the "post-Bush era" of the United States...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #46 | Sheldon Richman joins us to explain why the US government has no moral authority to round up human beings, house them in "detention centers," and ship them off to countries that in many cases the U.S. helped destroy. Also: the moral and economic arguments for open borders and...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #101 | Guillermo Jimenez and Danny Benavides take a look at the root causes of the escalating "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in Central America and along the US-Mexico border. Also, a first-hand account of how prohibitions on drugs and migration have negatively impacted the southern...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-08 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #45 | Peter Van Buren joins us to discuss his time in Iraq working for the State Department in 2009, what he saw, and why he blew the whistle. We discuss the complex situation on the ground, the US-trained and funded bogeymen ISIS, the disastrous consequences of US intervention, and...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-08 - Original post - cached version

BWO Podcast #3 | James Corbett, Guillermo Jimenez, and Dan Dicks take on secret societies and other gatherings of the world's elite. Has the Bilderberg Group's influence waned over the years? How has it adapted to the information age? What would secret societies look like in a free (stateless)...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | A quick note about the #Narconoia Updates on Traces of Reality. You can now stay up-to-date with news from the US-Mexico borderlands by following me on Twitter @Narconoia. Expect daily links in your timeline to stories and analysis surrounding Mexico's narcos and the drugwar...

Traces of Reality - 2014-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Jack Blood Show | Guillermo Jimenez joins Jack Blood on his live radio show to discuss immigration, the US-Mexico border, the drug war, destabilization in Latin America, the militarization of local police in the United States, culture revolutions, music, art, and much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-30 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #44 | Michael Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center joins us to discuss to progress of the Off Now campaign to "nullify the NSA." We also discuss how nullification, decentralization, and state's rights can be used to reign back the militarization of local police and end the war on...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-16 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #43 | Lee Camp joins us to talk about his new show on RT America called "Redacted Tonight," and what it sets it apart from social "steam valves" like The Daily Show. Also, the sociopathic power elite, why good people aren't very good at planning, consumerism, apathy, and optimism for...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | There is something booming in Mexico besides the drug trade and the violence associated with it: Forensic science. This is an extremely fascinating mini-documentary from Vice's "Motherboard" video-magazine which spotlights this very discipline and the crucial role that forensic...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | The BFP Roundtable takes on the public apathy surrounding the illegal wars of aggression, the extrajudicial drone assassinations, the illegal warrantless wiretapping, and other outrages of our era. Why is the public so passive in the face of such abuses? And what can be...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | Carlos Rosales Mendoza, La Familia Michoacana founder and ally of Gulf Cartel druglord Osiel Cardenas Guillen, was recently released from prison in Mexico, with little press and seemingly little concern. The discharging of an old-school kingpin like Rosales Mendoza is a much...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-09 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #42 | Ioan Grillo joins us to discuss Brazil, as protests and clashes with police are spurred by the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. We go over the allegations of corruption and the program of "pacification": police raids, homes bulldozed, thousands rendered homeless, and many killed,...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-03 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #100 | Russ Baker joins us to discuss recent developments in the case of Ibragim Todashev, shot and killed in his Florida home during an interrogation by police and FBI. The FBI agent who pulled the trigger on Todashev has been identified, and we break down it means within the larger...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-02 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #41 | Dr. Bruce Levine joins us to discuss how elites in Psychiatry and Psychology have "manufactured consent" through the "chemical imbalance fiction"; how anti-authoritarianism has been pathologized through diagnoses of "oppositional defiant disorder"; and the potential for social...

Traces of Reality - 2014-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | Video and English translation of the legitimate spokesperson of Michoacan's Autodefensas, Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde speaking before a crowd gathered in Caleta de Campos — ground-zero for the Mexican government's latest attempt to disrupt, co-opt, and disparage the self-...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Porkins Policy Radio #23 | Pearse Redmond interviews TOR Contributing Editor Danny Benavides on Porkins Policy Radio, May 28, 2014. Topics: Mexican drug war, the autodefensa movement in Michoacan, history of La Familia and the Knights Templar Cartel, violence in Tamaulipas, and EPN's "million...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-27 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #40 | Tom Secker joins us to discuss Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Zero Dark Thirty, and the role of the CIA and the national security state in Hollywood. As the Snowden narrative unravels, will the master story-tellers in Hollywood step in to...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-19 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #39 | Jacob Hornberger joins us to discuss US interventionist foreign policy in Africa and the ongoing situation with Nigeria, Boko Haram, and the kidnapping of nearly 300 young school girls. Also: the "Cold War mind" in Latin America, the call for "smart sanctions" in Venezuela, and...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-18 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #99 | Anonymous protests Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide Book Tour; Greenwald signs deal with Sony, producers (and defenders) of Zero Dark Thirty to oversee Snowden: The Motion Picture; the FCC rules on net neutrality; ongoing crisis in Michoacan; and the legal pot market in...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Danny Benavides | Allegations made by former Mexican General Jesus Jaime Garcia Miramontes suggesting a US plot to undermine Michoacan's autodefensas were quickly dismissed by the press. However, what is more of a "national security" threat to the U.S. and Mexico: organized crime that can "play...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-07 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia | The #Terrornoia Update will be placed on an indefinite hiatus, in order to focus exclusively on #Narconoia Updates and blog posts. Here, we will also observe how "narconoia" plays into the bloodied hands of America's modern militarized border security-surveillance industrial complex...

Traces of Reality - 2014-05-05 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #38 | Todd Miller joins us to discuss the emergence of the "border-industrial complex," and how its political effects extend beyond the southwestern United States, across the country and around the world. Also, the remarkable story of Arivaca, Arizona and how border communities can...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-29 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #98 | Andalusia Knoll joins us to discuss Mexico's telecom "reform," the broad surveillance and censorship authority that it proposes, the potential for such data to end up in the hands of drug cartels, and the civil resistance movement birthed by social media that led to street...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-28 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #37 | Phil Giraldi joins us to discuss the "Cognitive Dissonance of Spying," post-9/11 "culture shift" within the CIA, neoconservatives in Washington positioning a "New Cold War" as the next "just cause" in the killing business, Jonathan Pollard, the strength of the Israel Lobby today...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-26 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | Autodefensas in Michoacan continue searching for Caballeros Templarios leader Servando Gomez Martinez (alias "La Tuta"), but face opposition from the federal government and disloyal vigilantes; the EPN administration purchases military & surveillance equipment from the U....

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-25 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | The proxy war in Syria rolls on with renewed rat-lines to terrorist cells courtesy of the U.S, U.K., & Saudi Arabia (despite Bandar's departure); Drone-terror strikes in Yemen by U.S. CIA & JSOC armchair assassins incinerate dozens of alleged Al Qaeda militants;...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-22 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #36 | Douglas Lucas explains what George W. Bush's recent "art exhibit" may reveal about the former sociopath-in-chief. Also, the drug war rages on "south of the border," the next generation of sociopathic cartel leaders, Stratfor's cozy relationship with law enforcement, and the...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-20 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #97 | Jack Blood joins us to discuss his roots in the radio business, the evolution of alternative media, the music industry, occult symbolism in pop culture, Ron Paul, the benefits of localization and "voting with your dollars," the income tax, and much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-18 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | In Michoacan, more local officials charged with accepting cartel bribes; autodefensas and the federal government have reached an agreement -- or have they?; no extradition for Chapo Guzman; Second-in-command of Beltran Leyva Cartel captured; corruption unravels in Hidalgo...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-17 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | More mainlining of lethal aid to terror groups in Syria, new allegations of chemical attacks, and fresh fears of terrornoia from an Al Qaeda meeting in Yemen which threatened future attacks in America; plus, Bandar Bush takes his leave from his position as Saudi intel chief...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Blacklisted Radio | In this Tax Day, Blood Mood edition of the show, we talk with Guillermo Jimenez, host of TOR Radio and Demanufacturing Consent, an exclusive weekly podcast on BFP. We discuss the situation on the Clive Bundy Ranch, the police state, and recent suicide of Michael Rupert.

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-15 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #96 | Justice Department cites "excessive force" in Albuquerque PD -- justice for James Boyd and other victims, or another empty political gesture? LA pigs shoot and kill a man asking for help; the latest news in narconoia, autodefensa movement in Mexico, heartbleed exploit, and much...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-14 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #35 | Alfredo Lopez on US Corporate State's militarization of the internet, Facebook's attempt to "connect the world" and control all content, USAID's "Cuban Twitter," the New Cold War, Twitter Revolutions in the Arab world, heartbleed and the NSA, and much more.

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Boiling Frogs Post | In this edition of the BFP Roundtable, we discuss the latest moves in the formation of a so-called “new cold war” between NATO and Russia. We also tackle Seymour Hersh and his recent article in the London Review of Books examining Turkish involvement in the Syrian...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-11 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | EPN government orders Michoacan's vigilante groups to submit to federal authority and disarm; Sinaloa Cartel's ever-sophisticated smuggling tunnels; Sinaloa capo's son was "flipped" and is "cooperating" with U.S. agencies; Zetas boss pleads guilty; Gulf Cartel infighting...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-08 - Original post - cached version

BWO Podcast #2 | Tom Secker, James Corbett, and Guillermo Jimenez take on "meta-conspiracy" and the "conspiracy to in inject conspiracy." Cognitive infiltration, NSA, private intelligence contractors, "sockpuppets" and other disinfo exploits, FBI's COINTELPRO, privacy norms, the DoD in...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-08 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Bandar bin Sultan, a/k/a Bandar Bush, has returned to his post as director of the Mukhabarat, Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, just in time to send the heavy firepower and anti-aircraft weapons Obama's been "reconsidering" to the Wahhabi jihadists of Al Qaeda 2.0.

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-07 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #34 | Mark Mondalek, BFP Contributing Author, joins us to discuss First Look's consolidation of "independent voices"; the lack of criticism over Pierre Omidyar's connections to the national security apparatus, the White House, and USAID; Edward Snowden and the "hero vs. traitor" false...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-04 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | Chapo's ludicrous statements to Mexican prosecutors, the scandalized resignation of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño, investigating the sophisticated communications network built by Los Zetas, more Templarios fall in Michoacán, blockades & shootouts just across the...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-02 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | Jihadi on jihadi violence spills over into Turkey, in more ways than one; bits of news from Africa and Afghanistan; deep events with the FBI and NSA surrounding the Tsarnaevs and the Boston Marathon bombing; neocons and Israel in the headlines

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-02 - Original post - cached version

TOR Radio #95 | Societal shift in drug culture mores, the coming political adjustment, and the paradoxical encroachment of the militarized police state; Political posturing by DHS and CBP, civil libertarians accepting of more surveillance; and the misguided romanticism of "restoring the...

Traces of Reality - 2014-04-02 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | (VIDEO) This is what a "checkpoint refusal" would look like in a free country. Produced by Reason, this video serves as a hilarious reminder that you are not free. April Fool's? For TOR's coverage of suspicionless Border Patrol checkpoints, check out the following links......

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-28 - Original post - cached version

#Narconoia Update | Caballeros Templarios scatter as autodefensas units and Mexican government forces clean up Michoacán; fractured factions within the vigilante movement present a new set of problems; legal proceedings related to the arrests of Chapo Guzmán remain shrouded in secrecy...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-27 - Original post - cached version

Guillermo Jimenez | For years, Border Patrol agents have effectively acted with impunity along the southern border of the United States, shooting anyone — including Mexican nationals on the other side of the border — when confronted with the threat of a rock. According to CBP...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version

#Terrornoia Update | This week, the empire runs amok in Syria with little indication of progress or peace -- just as the neocon-inspired destabilizers prefer. Today's update includes: Eyes on Syria, Terrornoia and electioneering across the Middle East, Blowback and backfiring across Africa, and...

Traces of Reality - 2014-03-25 - Original post - cached version

DC on BFP #33 | Bill Conroy to discuss the CIA's interference with a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the use of torture, and how this case mirrors the case of former DEA agent Richard Horn. Also, the latest on the drug war front in Mexico, EPN's "purge" of the old order, and...


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