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Andrew Pontbriand | December 11, 2015

Facebook can tell us a number of things about the world around us, although sometimes those things blow up your news feed and take over your internet experience. Whether it is the Kardashian family, including Kanye West doing or saying something ridiculous, or a political event or scandal that invokes conversation worldwide through the inter-webs, Facebook [and Twitter] usually becomes the hub of developing news stories where the public weighs in and decides which conversations turn into the talk of the day.

Facebook recently released it’s ‘Most Discussed Topics of 2015,’ and surprisingly the list has become slightly less like the lists of previous years. Check out the list below:

  1. 2016 United States presidential election
  2. Nov. 13 attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian war and refugee crisis
  4. Nepal earthquakes
  5. Greek debt crisis
  6. Marriage equality
  7. Fight against the Islamic State group
  8. Charlie Hebdo attack
  9. Baltimore protests
  10. Charleston shooting and Confederate flag debate

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Andrew Pontbriand | December 3, 2015

For many years now the alternative media, myself included, have been jumping up and down trying to get the attention of our fellow man in regards to the mainstream media’s constant control of news. Luckily over the past several years, and more so due to the revolution of the internet and alternative media itself, people have begun noticing that the corporate media plays a very important role in making sure people are spoon fed information.

News stories are hand picked at the top of the largest conglomerates depending on what happens that best fits “their” agenda, and from there the stories are talked about day in and day out, nonstop until the viewer can repeat the story back to you word for word, even if the version they were given was not actually how the event played out in the first place.

A blatant and clear example of how the media handles big news stories can be seen when we examine the events of the past two weeks.

Over the last two weeks, there have been not one, not two, but THREE “mass shootings” here in the United States. However with that said, I am willing to bet you only heard about TWO.

The first of course was the shooting at the Planned Parenthood Center in Colorado. This story made headline news of course due to the nature of the crime, but also for more not so subtle reasons than that alone. Nonetheless it really became a national daily news story due to the fact that the Agenda is to take away 2nd Amendment rights of Americans,and equate crazy gun owners with people who wish to do harm to Planned parenthood or anyone who supports it.


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The second of course is the much more recent Mass shooting which quickly developed into an “active shooter” situation, and was further equipped with a whole series of buzzwords used over and over again to captivate, program, and passify the viewer into suggestive thought. Words and phrases like active shooter, domestic terrorism, and assault weapons, are all used dozens upon dozens of times.

To go even further, we can see an even bigger picture unfold, which is mostly because we have 3 separate incidents that were all “mass shootings” with a high number either killed, injured, or both, all within just days of each other. We have a clear and perfect example of blatant control of information and news, where the media decides what the public gets to digest.

The third and final mass shooting which you heard nothing about happened on November 22, 2015 in the 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. The shooting occurred at a party in the Bunny Friend Park and left 17 people injured out of a crowd of hundreds, more than 70 bullet casings littered on the ground, and blood everywhere. The main suspect has been identified as Joseph “Moe” Allen, and officials say that more than half of the attendee’s were children, and nobody there was over 30 — making all of the victims of the shooting children or young adults

Even so, the mainstream media basically completely ignored this incident. Why?


Allen, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office records, is a convicted felon and has been charged with home invasion, carjacking, illegal carrying of weapon and possession of cocaine and heroin. In 2002, he was arrested with Travis Scott, who recently pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge. Scott’s younger brothers, Akein “Keemy” Scott and Shawn “Shizzle” Scott, have pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to the 2013 Mother’s Day shooting in which they opened fire into a second line crowd, leaving 20 people injured.


As mentioned, the incident happened in the N.O’s 9th Ward, a largely impoverished area with a large population of black residents. the incident can be seen as what some call “black on black” violence, which leaves no room for a media storm due to the fact that this type of incident doesn’t fit “their” agenda. Not to mention, as seen above, the suspect is a violent convicted felon who possessed a gun even though as a felon and due to the “magic”of law and gun restrictions, he shouldn’t have had.

With all of this it is easy to see how the media picks and chooses what to cover, and what not to cover. Is the Bunny Friend shooting any less important than the Planned Parenthood and San Bernadino shootings? Why is it that people are not outraged at the deafening silence by the media, and even the President himself?


Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, the Founder and Writer for The Resistance Journals, as well as a contributor to the Activist Post and Political Junkie. Andrew is also the Author of the eBook “Escape From Tyranny,” which will be released in print this summer. Full Bio on Muck Rack.


san bern 2Andrew Pontbriand | December 2, 2015

In the late morning of December 2,2015, almost a week after the shooting at a Planned Parenthood Center in Colorado, 3 suspects opened fire and killed at least 14 people (at the time of this publishing) injuring over a dozen more.

In 2015, as well as in years preceding it, a trend has emerged almost across the board when mass shootings occur. The trend to some may be seen as nothing more than coincidence, while to others something more seems to be buried below the surface.

The trend is the constant occurrence of “active shooter drills” in the general vicinity of an actual mass shooting reported as an “active shooter” situation, or the same happening at the very same time a real shooting occurs.

The shooting in San Bernadino was no different.

According to The Victor Valley News, the Victor Valley College warned its students days before the shooting that there would be an “active shooter drill” taking place in Victorville. From the Press release—


According to the Victor Valley College press release, this drill is to prepare the school faculty, staff and students in preparation of an active shooter occurrence within our campus community as well as a real life simulation. “Conducting and planning for this exercise will allow us to assess our emergency preparedness and review the coordination and rapid response of both police agencies.” stated Chief Knight.

The drill was set for November 30th, which is a few days before the actual shooting in San Bernadino, however the fact remains that once again there is a link between an actual live shooting where dozens of people are injured or killed, and a drill that is supposedly meant to “prepare”or mimic a real scenario.
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KTLVThe call first came in at 10:59 a.m. of multiple shots fired from the area of 1365 S. Waterman Ave. The Police Department’s SWAT team was training nearby and was suited, “ready to roll” and responded rapidly, Lt. Richard Lawhead said.

In most if not all of these “active shooter” situations, police or S.W.A.T. teams are almost always seemingly on standby and/or the media is quick to have some sort of special information or leads on suspects or their motives. Some would say these events seem to unfold or unravel like a Hollywood script, that is, when you begin to notice these mass shootings tend to have amazing similarities or comparisons.

If the number of dead victims remains at 14, the San Bernadino shooting will be the largest mass shooting since the Sandy Hook shooting on December 14, 2012, where 20 people were shot dead by Adam Lanza, according to official reports.

As more information develops regarding this mass shooting we are forced to once again stare down the barrel of truth, and try to understand why these similarities are nearly universal. Is it all just a coincidence, or is there more to the story? The only thing we can do is continue to question the official story and point out injustices or anomalies after events that shake the country.

Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, the Founder and Writer for The Resistance Journals, as well as a contributor to the Activist Post and Political Junkie. Andrew is also the Author of the eBook “Escape From Tyranny,” which will be released in print this summer. Full Bio on Muck Rack.


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Andrew Pontbriand

July 5, 2014

239 years ago the Founding Fathers declared independence from the oppressive Crown of England. At that time, the Crown owned the land, and the 13 colonies of America were Crown Colonies. However, the tyranny from a foreign government as the colonists saw it, was beginning to become more than enough to take sitting down.

In the decade preceding the Revolutionary War, Britain’s unemployment levels and beggars in the streets grew, which caused King George to do what tyrants love to do, and that is create new laws and taxes. This was felt immediately in the Colonies. Not long after the Sugar Act was passed, the British Parliament passed the Currency Act of 1764. In short, the Currency Act outlawed the Colonial Script, the money issued by local governments which successfully helped the Colonies’ economies grow. Small wealth accumulated during the time of the Colonial Script, along with the growth of small businesses.

The Colonies though, took a haircut of 2 Colonial Scripts for 1 British pound, once the Currency Act was passed. This deeply troubled the Colonists, and brought them one step closer to the Declaration of Independence.

As soon as the quartering of British troops became policy, essentially forcing Colonists to pay for their own enslavement; the minds of men sparked with flames of revolutionary thinking. The Stamp Act in a nutshell stripped the Colonists of ever truly owning property, on top of the multiple taxes it created on top of the already unaffordable tax rate, (which by the way is where the term taxation without representation comes from) and now British Soldiers were enforcers for the King with no-knock warrants and Kangaroo Courts.

This sounds and looks familiar you say? The Crown self destructed as far as keeping the Colonies part of England, as the high taxes, troops on the streets, rapid unemployment, and predatory Central banks from a foreign power created the climate for revolution. Are we not there?

We have reached the point where police in America have become enforcers for the IRS, and in turn enforce and collect for the government as a whole. No knock raids, police [and military] are on the streets, and of course Central banking has been plundering the United States for 102 years. It is also true, that the climate for a revolution is ripe, and some may say it has started. (more…)