The Cold War Hoax

Global War deceptions & mass manipulation, fear-mongering terror schemes and propaganda in the Age of the Bomb
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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by kickstones » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:27 am

Michiganj, thanks for taking the time and effort in acquiring and putting this full version up, I was of little hope that we get to see this version, but like you say it exceeds expectations and was well worth the wait.

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by heniek1812 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:19 am

Thanks a lot michiganj for making this available to us.

I look forward to watch it tonight !!!!

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by patrix » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 am

Thank you Michiganj! The first thing I did when I saw this was download the video but I haven't had time to watch it yet.

Edit: Watched it yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

I've put it on archive.org and I recommend to watch it/download from there to save bandwidth on Cluesforum:

https://archive.org/details/newsbenders

Some gems (non verbatim from the back of my head):
“News is the highest form of fiction”
“Do you really think there are satellites and rockets flying over your head?”
“We’re sketching out the news for 1973 (in 1968) and plan a joint American-Russian moon expedition. Here’s a model of a Moon Lander.
“Oh so you are worried about intercontinental ballistic missiles? Here’s the model we used to fake them”

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by michiganj » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:17 am

patrix wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 am
Thank you Michiganj! The first thing I did when I saw this was download the video but I haven't had time to watch it yet.

Edit: Watched it yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

I've put it on archive.org and I recommend to watch it/download from there to save bandwidth on Cluesforum:

https://archive.org/details/newsbenders

Some gems (non verbatim from the back of my head):
“News is the highest form of fiction”
“Do you really think there are satellites and rockets flying over your head?”
“We’re sketching out the news for 1973 (in 1968) and plan a joint American-Russian moon expedition. Here’s a model of a Moon Lander.
“Oh so you are worried about intercontinental ballistic missiles? Here’s the model we used to fake them”
Right. right .right. I love me some Desmond Lowden writing. He touches on everything from satellites to nuclear warheads to LSD social programming to global media control. What's not to love? Not to worry on the bandwidth. SCS has set us up with unlimited bandwidth and storage. GOOD TO GO!

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by patrix » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 am

michiganj wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:17 am
Right. right .right. I love me some Desmond Lowden writing. He touches on everything from satellites to nuclear warheads to LSD social programming to global media control. What's not to love? Not to worry on the bandwidth. SCS has set us up with unlimited bandwidth and storage. GOOD TO GO!
I had never heard of him, but maybe I have a new favorite writer :-) He's written a few books, anyone you particularly reccomend MJ?

https://www.biblio.com/desmond-lowden/author/18232

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by simonshack » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am

michiganj wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:36 am
Finally! After a ridiculously long wait I managed to get The News-Benders. Turns out to be nothing what I was expecting. It's even better!

I vote to make Desmond Lowden an honorary member of CluesForum.

Enjoy!



You start on Monday
Holy cow !

These HAVE to be the most informative 28 minutes aired on TV in the entire history of the BBC !!! ^_^

PARDON THE ALL CAPS, BUT I SUGGEST EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH AND DIFFUSE "NEWS-BENDERS" FAR AND WIDE !

I dare say that these 28 minutes will be the most well-spent half hour of your lives - and equivalent to at least one year spent browsing around Cluesforum...

What a spectacular find, dear michiganj - thank you so very much ! :)

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by michiganj » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:46 pm

simonshack wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am
What a spectacular find, dear michiganj - thank you so very much ! :)
Thank you Simon but all credit goes to kickstones for the discovery. viewtopic.php?p=2412987#p2412987

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by michiganj » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:55 pm

patrix wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 am
michiganj wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:17 am
Right. right .right. I love me some Desmond Lowden writing. He touches on everything from satellites to nuclear warheads to LSD social programming to global media control. What's not to love? Not to worry on the bandwidth. SCS has set us up with unlimited bandwidth and storage. GOOD TO GO!
I had never heard of him, but maybe I have a new favorite writer :-) He's written a few books, anyone you particularly reccomend MJ?

https://www.biblio.com/desmond-lowden/author/18232
This is the first I've heard of him as well. Will definitely check out his other works. Might even contact his agent http://theagency.co.uk/the-clients/desmond-lowden/ just to ask what was the inspiration to write such a story back then.

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:27 pm

simonshack wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am
michiganj wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:36 am
Finally! After a ridiculously long wait I managed to get The News-Benders. Turns out to be nothing what I was expecting. It's even better!

I vote to make Desmond Lowden an honorary member of CluesForum.

Enjoy!



You start on Monday
Holy cow !

These HAVE to be the most informative 28 minutes aired on TV in the entire history of the BBC !!! ^_^

PARDON THE ALL CAPS, BUT I SUGGEST EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH AND DIFFUSE "NEWS-BENDERS" FAR AND WIDE !

I dare say that these 28 minutes will be the most well-spent half hour of your lives - and equivalent to at least one year spent browsing around Cluesforum...

What a spectacular find, dear michiganj - thank you so very much ! :)
Simon,

I just finished watching this incredible gem of an episode. It exceeded my wildest expectations—and that almost never happens these days.

Perhaps we should consider (somehow) incorporating this in the top tier of things to become familiar with for new members. It just may be the most jam-packed 28 minutes of giveaways that I’ve ever come across. It’s that good.

Mild Disclaimer: There are of course a couple of bits of misdirection and disinformation included here (namely, the suggestion that the A-Bomb was real, and then the sensational explosive transmitter device as a means of coercion), but that’s to be expected. That said, I am almost shocked at just how far they were allowed to go with this one on the BBC.

My guess is that the notion of pre-packaged “news” would have been almost universally incomprehensible in 1968—which, funny enough, the characters in this episode briefly discuss. I would venture to say that this is still the case today for probably 99% of the population. But maybe that number is slowly falling? Who knows . . .

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by simonshack » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:18 am

michiganj wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:46 pm
simonshack wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am
What a spectacular find, dear michiganj - thank you so very much ! :)
Thank you Simon but all credit goes to kickstones for the discovery. viewtopic.php?p=2412987#p2412987
Ah, many thanks dear kickstones !

Here's my favorite moment of the "screenplay comedy"... -_-

Scene from "THE NEWS-BENDERS" (1968) :
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The "News-Benders" is truly an absolute must-watch : https://archive.org/details/newsbenders

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by kickstones » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:43 am

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Pentagon To Pursue "Very Aggressive" Expansion Of Hypersonic Weapons Testing
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 22:35
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/pe ... ns-testing

Straight from "The News-Benders" script.....

Over the past couple of years Putin and the Russian Defense Ministry have greatly hyped their hypersonic weapons program, even semi-frequently releasing images and videos of hypersonic missiles prototypes in action. China too has over the past months touted that it's testing hypersonic surface-to-surface missiles which US officials fear could significantly shift the balance of power in the Pacific region.

And now the Pentagon has announced its own classified hypersonics program will undergo a “very aggressive” expansion over the course of the next year.

Citing defense officials in a new report, Bloomberg reports this includes plans for at least "four initial flight tests of prototypes for glide bombs that can fly five times the speed of sound and maneuver en route," and further extra funding and research under the newly established Hypersonics Transition Office.


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An official statements last Friday Defense Secretary Mark Esper appeared to peripherally reference the program while previewing that the next Pentagon budget proposal will be aimed at drastically increasing funding for experimental and cutting edge defense technology, surpassing the already bloated current 5-year $5 billion budget. He referenced a developing “great-power competition” with China.

“We have significantly ramped up flight testing and other experimentation so that we can accelerate the delivery of this capability — in all its forms — to our warfighters years earlier than previously planned,” Esper said.

Among the few specifics that Bloomberg was able to glean from top officials, include the following plans:

Frequent testing efforts: Mike White, the Defense Department’s assistant director for hypersonics, said “We have plans to fly prototypes for land-, sea- and air-launched concepts being developed across our portfolio.”
The Navy, Army and Air Force, along with the Pentagon's special advanced research agency, are all developing hypersonics.
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are deeply involved as the prime contractors.
The Army is working on a “Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon”.
Schools like Purdue, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and the University of Minnesota are set to receive major Congressional funding grants to pursue research into hypersonics

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by cooler1021 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 am

michiganj wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:36 am
Finally! After a ridiculously long wait I managed to get The News-Benders. Turns out to be nothing what I was expecting. It's even better!

I vote to make Desmond Lowden an honorary member of CluesForum.

Enjoy!



You start on Monday
Dear michiganj,

I liked this screenplay a lot, thanks for putting in the effort to obtain it! I have taken the freedom to upscale the video a little, but more importantly I wrote subtitles for it. It took me some time but I finished it and I have sent the video to Simon for him to upload it to his Youtube channel. Hope that helps :). Special thanks to hoi for helping me decipher a few sentences that were hard to grasp.

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by simonshack » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:15 am

cooler1021 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 am

Dear michiganj,

I liked this screenplay a lot, thanks for putting in the effort to obtain it! I have taken the freedom to upscale the video a little, but more importantly I wrote subtitles for it. It took me some time but I finished it and I have sent the video to Simon for him to upload it to his Youtube channel. Hope that helps :). Special thanks to hoi for helping me decipher a few sentences that were hard to grasp.
Dear Cooler,

You did a great job with the subtitles - and also with the color-enhancing of the video, well done brother !

I've just uploaded the subtitled NEWS BENDERS episode (a must-watch for everyone!) on my Youtube channel, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuOWtiNIL_Y

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Re: The Cold War Hoax

Unread post by nonhocapito » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:27 pm

simonshack wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am
Holy cow !

These HAVE to be the most informative 28 minutes aired on TV in the entire history of the BBC !!! ^_^

PARDON THE ALL CAPS, BUT I SUGGEST EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH AND DIFFUSE "NEWS-BENDERS" FAR AND WIDE !

I dare say that these 28 minutes will be the most well-spent half hour of your lives - and equivalent to at least one year spent browsing around Cluesforum...

What a spectacular find, dear michiganj - thank you so very much ! :)
It IS an amazing video. Thanks to everyone for finding this one out.

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from http://apostrophebooks.com/writers/desmond-lowden/

My two cents: I think "Desmond Lowden" doesn't exist. He's a product of some agency (is this his managing organization?). Like the similar sounding "Edward Snowden" (Downed Wardens). Who knows how many media writers and creators are just coverup names for alphabet agency produced content? How many writers of "Black Mirror" today actually exist? (I mention Black Mirror because Black Mirror "Bandersnatch" share the same title of one of Desmond Lowden's novels - Though perhaps the similarities end there, even if this particular episode of "Thirty Minute theatre" does remind one of a Black Mirror Episode.)

I wonder why "Desmond Lowden" (Downed Dolmens) doesn't have a Wikipedia page.

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