Saturday, August 20, 2022

Deep State Data Trap

By John P. Smith

Independent Journalist


I think I hit an information booby trap this weekend.


Two things happened Saturday morning as I was researching for a couple of articles I’m working on. I searched (using Duck Duck Go) for a second-source verification (aka real journalism) for a Vladimir Putin quote I want to use and, the first site I visited didn’t confirm it, while the second site I tried threw a malware attack and tried to install ransomware.

A screen popped up screaming I’d hit a virus and that I MUST call the number on the popup to get help to clear the computer. It also disabled the mouse in an attempt to lock the user out of the system. Being better trained and more experienced than the average screen junkie, I cleared that from memory, dumped the page and erased my internet cache, ran a virus scan and cleaned the system files.

I moved on to looking for the passenger manifests for Epstein’s Lolita Express. The first site, a criminal media national magazine, only listed names, with of course, Donald J. Trump as the first name on the list. (There’s a shocker. He’s never denied he took a flight. Allegedly only took one and never did it again. Bill Clinton, Chief Justice John Roberts and other protected clientel were hidden near the bottom of the list.) The next site I viewed said it had the PDFs of the manifests, so I went there and BOOM! Another malware and ransomware attack, different splash screen and phone number.

Interesting…I wonder who would want to cyber attack someone looking for that kind of information? I think these sites are deep-state bait. This was an attempt to trap people who go looking for that stack of data. After running through the cleaning process again, I changed tactics.

In my next attempt, I fired up my Raspberry Pi running Raspian Linux and performed the same search. The idea here is the system is newly installed, clean, isolated from the rest of my network and completely disposable. If the system gets hit with a malware attack that I can’t clear, then I just power down, pull the 32 Gig SD card and wipe it. Reinstall Raspian and go again. Takes about 15 minutes. 

I found a site alleging to have the goods on the Lolita Express flight manifests and did not suffer a malware attack. I was able to download the documents to the linux system. I was also able to find and verify the Putin quote in question (at The Dispatch) without hitting a ransomware attack on my disposable Linux machine. 

I realize it may be nothing. But I search a lot of news, visit and read a lot of sites. I rarely hit malware. I keep my systems clean and healthy, with good virus and malware protection. Hitting two in about 10 minutes was something of a shocker. I’ll continue work on the articles (which may turn into podcasts) and keep on trucking.

I wanted to send out this warning in case anyone else runs across something similar. I think it was triggered by the specific information I was searching for, rather than being random. Again, possibly coincidence; probably not. 

For anyone interested, below is the Putin quote I was trying to verify:  


Vladimir Putin, “The ruling classes of the Western countries, which are supranational and globalist in nature, realize that their policies are increasingly detached from reality, common sense and the truth, and they have started resorting to openly despotic methods.


“The West, which once delcared such principles of democracy as freedom of speech, pluralism and respect for dissenting opinions, has now degenerated into the opposite: Totalitarianism. This includes censorship, media bans, and the arbitrary treatment of journalists and public figures.


“These kinds of prohibitions have been extended not only to the information space, but also to politics, culture, education and art -- to all spheres of public life in the Western countries.  And they are imposing this on the world; they are trying to impose this model, a model of totalitarian liberalism, including the notorious cancel culture of widespread bans.”

Monday, August 15, 2022

Situation Update 15 AUG 22: Trump Raid

By John P. Smith
Independent Journalist


I have so many pages of notes on all the craziness going on that I don’t even know where to start. Every scrawled line on my pile of papers could, and should, be the lead in a relevant news story.

Unfortunately, I only have time to write one, today. There’s plenty of information out there for those who seek it. Beware, the junk conspiracies! Even more so, the lies and manipulation of the criminal media. 

Many of my notes were used as talking points in two video podcasts I released over the weekend. I’m happy to say that the Apocalypse Watch show, speculation and ruminations from high-tech rednecks and educated hillbillies, hit our first 1K views for a single show. And still climbing. (Links to the videos below.)

Today, however, I want to express grave concern that this raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is exactly what it appears to be and a whole lot more. The Conspiratorium is going nuts over this raid. Speculation runs from it being Trump’s plan all along to FBI agents trying to plant incriminating evidence to stop Trump’s 2024 bid for the Oval Office. (Likely, in my opinion.) The criminal media, crowing victory, already has Trump in jail or executed.

So, what exactly is it all about? My opinion: The raid is a message to all of us. The gloves are off and if the deep-state cabal (DNC, FBI, CIA, NSA, OUSOB, ETC.) can unconstitutionally raid a former U.S. President, then all us loud-mouthed, non-compliant, working-stiff, uneducated, middle-class low-lifes don’t stand a chance when they come for us.

Message received. Content rejected.

We can look at this raid in two ways: It’s either an act of desperation by a cabal that knows its time is coming to an end after the November elections. Or, it’s the actions of a cabal that believes they are untouchable, a law unto themselves. It’s probably both. They’re desperate to curb Trump’s popularity and they think they can get away with it.

I don’t think they will, this time. This deep-state action, and what follows, is going to light a powder keg like the world has never seen. Why? Because if our corrupt government tries to arrest, jail, or otherwise infringe, limit or stymie Donald Trump, 70 million voters will take exception to that. At this point, we’re all a boiling cauldron of distrust and discontent, and when fuel hits that fire, it’s going to blow.

My advice is to keep watching. Prepare: have protection available; have emergency food and water available. If you’re with a group, assume that if there’s more than two people, you’ve been infiltrated, so take appropriate precautions.

Just a few more thoughts: Anyone planning to go to wherever the FBI attempts to arrest Trump, understand they will know we’re coming and expect all fuel stations to be closed and bridges blockaded. Anyone planning to go to Washington when there’s too many patriots surrounding Trump’s location, remember the same. 

Oh, and if there’s a plan, I'd like to know it.

Video podcasts released 13 AUG 22:


Apocalypse Watch E66: Saturday Special - Does Trump have the Epstein Client List?

Johnny Watcher Show E10: Did Trump declassify JFK and UFO documents?