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How police can take your stuff, sell it, and pay for armored cars with the money

May 5th, 2015 by

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by Dara Lind .

Sometimes local police keep seized cars–but give them new paint jobs.

 

As the public gets more critical of police aggression and abuse in the US, some programs that have flown under the radar for decades are now garnering more scrutiny. One of those is a program that allows police to keep most of the property they seize from people they suspect used it in a crime — even if the people are never charged with anything. This is called civil asset forfeiture, and it’s encouraged by most state governments — and, until 2015, by the federal government as well.

Civil asset forfeiture has been legal for a long time — during Prohibition, it was often used to seize bootleggers’ cars. But, like many other aggressive police tactics, it expanded radically during the 1980s with the rise of the war on drugs. And a 1984 federal law guaranteed that a lot of the money police seized would end up going right back to their agency. Now, this practice has turned into a massive “slush fund” for local cops — one that gets used for everything from buying armored cars and military weapons to $600 coffeemakers and party clowns.

Here’s what you need to know about how property gets seized from citizens, how it ends up as pocket money for local police agencies, and what the federal government’s role in all of this is.

How are police allowed to seize people’s property without charging them with a crime?

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(Cloyd Teter/The Denver Post via Getty)

After someone is convicted of a crime, the government’s allowed to seize property related to that crime (such as a car that was used to commit a robbery, or money earned selling drugs). That’s called criminal forfeiture, and that’s not something most people have a problem with.

But there’s also a principle in the law, going all the way back to English common law, that says that when property is involved in a crime, the government can start legal proceedings against the property itself for “participating” in criminal activity. The property doesn’t get charged with a crime — instead, it’s sued by the government, in a civil lawsuit. (Hence the name “civil asset forfeiture.”)

Federal and state laws give certain protections to people who are charged with crimes in criminal court. But those protections don’t apply to people who are sued, or people whose property is sued. So in civil forfeiture cases, the government usually doesn’t have to work as hard to prove that property was involved in a crime as it would in a criminal case. And that’s assuming that the case goes to court at all.

What kinds of property are police allowed to seize?

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Guns, definitely. But the list is much longer than that. (Larry W. Smith/Getty)

Different states (and the federal government) have different laws that lay out what police are allowed to claim for particular crimes. Generally, it’s harder for police to seize things like houses than it is for them to seize cars or cash.

The New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman wrote a comprehensive feature on civil asset forfeiture in 2013, in which she told the stories of several people who’d had their property taken — most of them working-class people of color. Stillman’s article included a couple who’d had cash taken from them while driving to buy a new car in rural Texas, under the premise that they were engaging in “money laundering” and endangering their child; Philadelphia parents whose home had been seized after undercover cops bought $40 in marijuana from their son; and a Washington woman whose car was taken when cops pulled over her son for a traffic violation and found out he was carrying an illegal handgun.

If the owner wasn’t doing anything illegal, how can she get her property back?

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Your car can be kept here while you fight the seizure — as long as you’ve paid a fee to keep police from auctioning it off. (Karl Gehring) The Denver Post/Getty)

Until the mid-1990s, it didn’t matter if the person who owned the property was involved in illegal activity or even knew about it. As long as the property was actually being used to do something illegal, it could be taken. Since then, states and the federal government have allowed owners to defend themselves in court by claiming they were innocent, even when the property was used in a crime.

But it’s difficult just to get a court hearing to get property back. Many local police use the threat of criminal charges to coerce people into signing a waiver that says they won’t fight to get their property back. (In one of the cases that Stillman covered in the New Yorker article, a couple was told that if they didn’t sign the waiver, their child could be taken from them and put in foster care.)

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FROM IMMEDIATELY AUCTIONING OFF YOUR PROPERTY

People who refuse to sign the waiver don’t necessarily have it much better. It can take over a year for an asset forfeiture case to get resolved. In the meantime, they often have to pay a fee to keep the government from simply auctioning off the property — not to mention the legal fees to get a lawyer to fight the case.

Once they get to court, the deck is still stacked against property owners. Instead of being innocent until proven guilty, like they would be in a criminal case, defendants in an asset-forfeiture case are essentially guilty until proven innocent in many states. Forty-one states, as well as the federal government, say that the government gets to keep the seized property for good if there’s more evidence saying that the property was used in a crime than that it wasn’t. (Fourteen of those states actually have an even lower legal standard.)

Who gets the money after it’s been seized?

States and the federal government have different processes for what happens to property that’s been seized.

Many states guarantee that any money seized by police, or any profits from auctioning off forfeited goods, goes right back to the law enforcement agency. A few states say that police don’t get to use any of the property they take — instead, that money goes toward something like state schools. The rest split the difference:

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But before 2015, police in states that don’t send the money directly back to their departments had another option — taking it to the federal government, which encouraged state and local police to share the wealth under a policy called equitable sharing. When local or state cops seized someone’s property for being used in a crime that violated both state and federal law, police could turn the property over to the federal government, which then gave 80 percent of the money right back to the local police. (20 percent stayed with the feds.)

In 2010, the Institute for Justice, a libertarian think tank, analyzed which states were most likely to turn forfeited assets over to the federal government. They found that in states that didn’t turn all the money from asset forfeiture over to cops, cops were more likely to use the federal government loophole instead — guaranteeing they could keep 80 percent of the profits. Similarly, when state law forced the government to meet a higher legal standard in court for keeping property permanently, police were more likely to turn property over to the federal government instead — to take advantage of looser rules.

That’s the arrangement that Attorney General Eric Holder ended in January 2015. But police can still use the feds to get asset-forfeiture money. If local and federal cops have worked together on an investigation — as part of a drug task force, for example — the proceeds get split among the agencies who helped in proportion to their role in the bust. And that supersedes state laws about when police can keep seized assets.

What do local cops do with the money?

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For example. (Sidewis via Wikimedia Commons)

The now-defunct equitable-sharing program put some limitations on how police could spend the money they got back from the feds. But there aren’t too many other restrictions on using forfeited-asset money.

44 PERCENT OF MONEY POLICE GOT BACK FROM THE FEDS WENT TO “OTHER”

In an investigation of civil asset forfeiture, the Washington Post analyzed several years of reports from state and local law enforcement to determine what they’d done with the money the federal government had returned to them. They found that the most common use of asset funds was for “communications and computers,” with “building and improvements” coming in second. But even “communications and computers” was dwarfed by the amount of money that police marked as “other” — 44 percent of the money that police got back from the federal government went to “other.”

The Post investigation noticed some particularly frivolous spending, like a $600 coffeemaker or $225 for the face-painting services of Sparkles the Clown. But at least the money spent on Sparkles went to community outreach, which is generally cops’ lowest priority when it comes to asset money. Less than 1 percent of all federally returned money went to community outreach — five times less money than any other category.

How much money are we talking about here?

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Nope, more than this. Way more. (New York Daily News Archive via Getty)

States and the federal government are seizing well over a billion dollars a year. Unfortunately, states aren’t transparent about their own funds — so we know much more about the property being shared with the federal government, under the now-defunct equitable sharing program.

The amount of property being turned over to the federal government rose substantially since 9/11 and the end of the sharing arrangement in 2015. In 2000, states got $200 million back from the federal government under sharing agreements; in 2008, that had doubled to $400 million. And the Department of Justice’s total asset fund — including property that had been turned over from local police and property seized by federal agents — totaled $1 billion in 2008.

The Washington Post found that since 2008, about $2.5 billion flowed through the Department of Justice back to state and local police. Of that $2.5 billion, 81 percent came from cases where no charges were ever filed.

How does this affect the way police work?

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Some types of crimes count, but they don’t pay. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News/Getty)

Asset forfeiture policies mean there are two kinds of crimes: crimes that a police department can make money off of busting, and crimes that it can’t. The first category involves drugs, prostitution, fraud, and organized crime — crimes where there’s likely to be cash or lots of property that was bought with ill-gotten gains. The second category — the kinds of crimes that (for cops) don’t pay — include murder and other violent crime.

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF CRIMES: THOSE POLICE CAN MAKE MONEY OFF BUSTING, AND THOSE THEY CAN’T

Of course, there are lots of factors determining what sorts of crimes a police agency prioritizes — and there are plenty of reasons for the agency to make sure its murder rate goes down, for example. But when it comes to drug crime, in particular, the public’s desire to aggressively go after drug dealers meshes neatly with the profits police stand to make.

Asset forfeiture doesn’t just shape what crimes police go after, though. It shapes how they go after those crimes. As the Post’s investigation has found, one of the areas where asset forfeiture has grown the most since 9/11 is from people getting pulled over on highways. But the police officers making those busts are deliberately timing them to make the biggest profit off what’s in the car. Police know that a smuggling car headed into a major metropolitan area is likely to be smuggling drugs; a car headed on the way out of the metropolitan area, on the other hand, is likely to be carrying the cash. So even though it’s much easier to prove that someone’s involved in drug dealing if he has drugs in the car than if he has money,  police have a financial incentive to let the car get into the city to deal the drugs, then catch it with the money on the way out.

 OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Those of you who believe we still have a Constitution that prevents this kind of theft better wise up and read more articles I post. We are at the mercy of a “for profit corporation” and that includes the courts, your school system, cities, counties, states, and just about everything else in America. The politicians work for a corporation and when they don’t produce profits by laws and regulations they are history. When you vote, you are participating in a fraud that guarantee’s your future enslavement. You do not own anything of real value, and that includes your children. Do a search on “UNITED STATES INC. if you still think you are a free citizen. George Carland told you, and he was right, they own you!

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AMERICA, THE LAND OF CENSORED CONSERVATIVE SPEECH

April 29th, 2015 by

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By Ron Ewart
April 29, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

“Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver': the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” –Lois Lowry, contemporary children’s book author

In a previous article we wrote:

“The Progressives have been in virtual control of America for over 100 years. They intend to remain in control, even if they can’t do it by votes. They have taken over the schools, academia, government institutions and the news media and they will maintain their control by force of arms if patriots (conservatives) even so much as hint at challenging their authority. It’s been coming for a long time. It is the final evolution of a liberal, socialist, ideologically driven dictatorship.”

This came home to us in spades when we discovered that Comcast had blocked all of our e-mail accounts. This occurred right after the release of our article entitled “There Is Only One Solution, Force Government’s Hand” that appeared on the NewsWithViews website on April 22, 2015 and also appears on our website HERE.

If you sent us an e-mail with a comment about this article and you didn’t hear back from us, it is because we never received your comment.

This isn’t the first time that Comcast has blocked our e-mails. Their excuse is always been that they are trying to control SPAM and they have received complaints from people that our articles are SPAM. Except that, this last article was only sent by e-mail to NewsWithViews and no one else. Is government or big business reading all of our e-mails, including the ones we send to publications and our friends? Of course, especially if our e-mails or articles are critical of the government!

We have received several e-mails from other people that report of their e-mails disappearing, or e-mails not received, or e-mails not delivered. All of these messages are coming from conservatives. Where are these e-mails going? They are purposely being sent, by unseen hands triggered by an algorithm, into the vast ocean of cyber space, never to be heard from again, allegedly marked as SPAM. Those unseen hands are most likely tied to government and there is a good chance the e-mails are ending up on government servers.

Since the IRS scandal wherein they targeted Conservative groups before the 2012 election for Gestapo-like scrutiny, and like a Wisconsin District Attorney that used the enforcement power of the police employing middle-of-the-night SWAT team raids to “SILENCE” conservative activists in that state, this attack by the government, political activists and industry on American conservatives seems to be growing into an epidemic.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a pattern here and we are not making an allegation, we are directly accusing government and sympathetic big business of CENSORING conservative messages in a wholesale and blatant attempt by progressives to silence those messages though out America. That is the same reason that the progressives, under the power of the FCC, are pushing so-called “Net Neutrality” to control the conservative message on radio and TV. Watch out Rush Limbaugh and Fox News!

You don’t have to conquer a nation with guns any more. All you have to do is to take control of the news media, education, money, energy, land, food, water and health care ….. by force of law, hoping that the people are so docile, they will roll over and bow down to this control. Guess what? The people have.

We are fighting back in many ways, as we have outlined in our weekly column. In the case of the blocked e-mails, we have sent a direct message to Comcast Corporate, saying the following.

“I am a “Conservative” author that writes a national weekly column on conservative issues, you know, like freedom, liberty and property rights. It seems like every month now, Comcast blocks our several e-mail accounts, allegedly to control SPAM.”

“I strongly condemn Comcast and its senior officers for using their extensive position and power to silence political speech, because blocking our e-mail accounts is exactly what that is.”

“If Comcast is receiving orders from the U. S. Government to block our e-mail accounts, that is a whole different matter. But that begs the question, why would Comcast cave into such an unconstitutional act demanded by government, against lawful American citizens?”

“If the block is not removed from our e-mail accounts immediately (see below), I will start a flurry of FOIA requests and get to the bottom of who is trying to SILENCE me because I am a conservative. I’m beginning to wonder if America has morphed into Nazi Germany, or an ABSOLUTE Democrat MONARCHY.”

“This block is also directly affecting our revenue stream. That’s restraint of trade.”

Needless to say, this silencing of our conservative message is censorship by any other name, by a group determined to exterminate all conservative thought. Once free speech has been silenced, you can pretty well kiss off any other so-called “unalienable” rights in the Bill of Rights.

As you sit around the dinner table tonight, start processing what it means for government to have the power to control every element of your life, including your money, your land, your water, your food, your energy, your health care, your right to own firearms, your religion, your right of assembly, the right of an objective and free press ….. AND YOUR SPEECH.

What you may not understand, or even acknowledge, government already has that power and has egregiously abused it by directly violating the constitutional limits on their power.

Who will stop them?

© 2015 Ron Ewart — All Rights Reserved

 Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America”, is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at info@narlo.org.

Website: www.narlo.org

E-Mail: info@narlo.org

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

If you read the article I posted on http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com today, all I can say is “I TOLD YOU SO” OVER AND OVER! Either get busy and spread the word, or bend over and KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE.

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The Betrayal Papers Part VI The Chicago Connection

April 24th, 2015 by

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BY NEW ZEAL: Trevor Loudon

 

 

This, the sixth and final installment of The Betrayal Papers, will explore various projects, schemes, and associations that tie Obama and his associates together. A preponderance of these project are based out of Chicago, the crossroad of the global Left, Islamic “civilization jihad,” and the Communist mafia. The themes to observe in each case are deception, greed, and power.

To have any chance to retain our freedoms and personal safety, we must recognize the depth of the treason from within; we must name the perpetrators and conquer them before they end America.

But first, three profiles of key Obama operatives, and one Maurice Strong.

Rahm Emanuel

As Obama’s initial Chief-of-Staff, Emanuel wielded considerable power during Obama’s early years in office, being the de facto gatekeeper to Obama. A former Clinton man, Emanuel ultimately clashed with Valerie Jarrett, leading to his departure from Washington, D.C. and return home to Chicago. Since being elected mayor (a bid supported by Obama & Co.), Emanuel has faithfully served to keep a lid on a number of Chicago-centric scandals that would damage, perhaps fatally, the credibility of the administration.

Eric Holder

As Attorney General, Eric Holder has served the role of Obama’s pit bull. Holder’s Department of Justice has elevated racial agitation to a high art, political correctness to an Orwellian contact sport, and gun control into a religion. His fingerprints are all over the administration’s various scandals, from Fast and Furious to Ferguson. Like other administration officials, Holder’s history and actions portray a man dedicated to overthrowing Constitutional government.

  • Eric Holder was born in the Bronx, New York in 1951. He attended Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University, and received a JD from Columbia Law School in 1976.
  • In 1970, then-Freshman Holder participated in a five-day “armed takeover” of Columbia University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters.
  • During the Clinton administration, Holder was the Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno. He had a reputation as fiercely anti-Second Amendment, and in 1995 even advocated “brainwash[ing] people” (i.e., children) against guns.
  • In February 2009, shortly after being sworn in as Attorney General, Holder called America a “nation of cowards” for not discussing racial issues enough for his approval.
  • In November 2009, Holder proposed holding the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohamed (the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks) in New York City. This never occurred due to a backlash from the public. Deaf to the concerns of citizens, in 2014 Holder reiterated that his position would have been the “right decision.”
  • While Holder clearly believes law-abiding American citizens should not own guns, he had no problem arming murderous drug cartels. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and ultimately Eric Holder’s Justice Department, were behind the crazy idea of arming Mexican drug cartels with hundreds of automatic weapons without tracking devices. The Fast and Furious program resulted in the deaths of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of innocent Mexicans and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
  • In 2012, Eric Holder became the first Attorney General in American history to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives, resulting from his refusal to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal.
  • Holder’s Justice Department has suspiciously scrubbed any mention of “Islam” or “Muslims” from counterterrorism training.
  • Whether it was in Florida or Missouri, when black teenagers were killed by gunfire in self-defense, Eric Holder, along with race-baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, were there to stir up emotion. In both cases, the shooters (George Zimmerman and Officer Darren Wilson, respectively), were initially threatened with civil rights charges from Holder’s DOJ; this, despite Zimmerman being found not guilty by a jury, and Wilson being no-billed by a grand jury.
  • Holder is a proponent of lighter sentencingshorter HYPERLINK “http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/12/politics/holder-mandatory-minimums/”mandatory minimums, and generally freeing criminals from prison.
  • Holder approved illegal wiretapping/eavesdropping of the American press, including Fox News and the Associated Press.
  • Journalist Sharyl Attkisson was driven out of CBS News for her inquisitive reporting on Benghazi. In January 2015, Attkisson accused Holder’s Department of Justice of illegally accessing her computer to filtrate files related to her investigations.
  • Holder’s DOJ has also been instrumental in forcing local communities to accept mosque construction. According to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, mosque construction is the first step in Muslim colonization.
  • For several years until just recently, Holder held a “sword of Damocles” over General David Petraeus’s head, intending to silence his criticism of Obama’s disastrous Middle East policy. Petraeus was under investigation and being threatened with felony charges in connection with an affair he had with a biographer, with whom he allegedly shared classified documents.

David Axelrod

David Axelrod was born in New York City in 1955, the son of two Communists (described by David as “leftist Democrats”). His mother, Myril Bennett, worked for a Communist-infiltrated newspaper, New York-based “PM.” His father, Josef Axelrod, was a psychologist and member of the Communist Party USA. It is for these reasons that Axelrod has been described as a “red diaper baby.”

  • Every tyrant has his propagandist. The propagandist spins lies from half-truths, and the bigger the lies, the better. For candidate Obama to get elected to political office, indeed for Obama to rise to the Presidency so quickly and without any qualifying credentials, he needed the expert public relations advice of a seasoned spin-doctor and manipulator of public opinion. This was Axelrod.
  • After attending high school at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan (his years there overlapped Eric Holder’s) Axelrod entered the University of Chicago in 1972. Following his graduation, he worked as a journalist for the Chicago Tribune.
  • Axelrod first met Obama in 1992 through Project Vote, a community-organizing program directed by Obama which dramatically increased black voter turnout.
  • In 2002, Axelrod went to work for Barack Obama as a political consultant, just prior to his run for the U.S. Senate. The early Obama team was in place.
  • Just prior to the 2008 Presidential campaign, Axelrod, along with Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett, were involved in a “patient dumping” scandal at University of Chicago Hospital. In 2007, through something called the “Urban Health Initiative,” the “non-profit” hospital made more than $100 million. The scheme worked by “redirecting” indigent patients to other hospitals, and thus reserving the beds at University of Chicago Hospital for fully-insured patients.

Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong is the Canadian billionaire at the center of the United Nations’ plan for “sustainable development.” One of the lead proponents of Agenda 21, this would-be environmental totalitarian made much of his fortune due to a special deal with the Canadian government. In reality, Strong is an oil tycoon who is using his connections to governments, George Soros, and the United Nations to advance an international regulatory regime that would practically end human freedom as we know it.

  • In 1976, Canada’s socialist Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, asked Strong to head the newly- formed national oil company, PetroCanada. He leveraged his success at PetroCanada and went on to assume the Chairmanship of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, “the holding company for some of Canada’s principal government-owned resources.”
  • Prior to striking it rich through Trudeau, Strong was the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Program, UNEP.
  • Conceived in 1992, Agenda 21 is an international program for so-called “sustainable development.” As the principal figure in Agenda 21, Strong’s ambitions are bluntly totalitarian. They seek to dictate the minutia of daily life ranging from automobile ownership, through how an individual can use his or her private property, to the inclusion of such restrictive ideas in school curricula for the purposes of indoctrinating children.
  • One of Strong’s primary partners in Agenda 21 is none other than George Soros, who has donated millions to implement the agenda on local and municipal levels.
  • For the record, Obama benefactor Nadhmi Auchi’s holdings in BNP Paribas put him in the orbit of Strong, a fellow energy magnate.

The Chicago Connection

Notwithstanding the intricacies and nuances of Middle Eastern politics and tribal blood feuds, Chicago, by comparison, is a microcosm of parallel intrigue. For it is through this Midwestern city that Obama’s personal connections come together in a variety of tangled ways.

ACORN, Low Income Housing, and ShoreBank

Description: ACORN is a progressive community-organizing group which, through advocacy and politics, was instrumental in forcing banks to lower mortgage lending standards. This not only contributed to the housing bubble; it also enabled ShoreBank, a small Chicago-based community bank, to profit from these loans.*

Players involved: Obamas, Clintons, Valerie Jarrett, Tony Rezko.

  • Obama was once an attorney for ACORN, and Tony Rezko and Valerie Jarrett are both intimately involved in low income housing in Chicago.
  • Various associates of the Clintons and the Obamas were connected to ShoreBank. When the housing bubble burst, the Obama administration – in particular, Valerie Jarrett – helped to organize and steer not only government money but also Goldman Sachs capital into the crony coffers of ShoreBank.

* Note: ShoreBank failed in 2010, and following an acquisition, is now known as Urban Partnership Bank.

Chicago Red City

Chicago, the urban hub of the Midwest, was, through much of the 20th century, also Communist central. The city was home to the tireless Communist Frank Marshall Davis, a primary mentor of Barack Obama. In Chicago, an intricate latticework of labor movements, civil rights organizations, and newspapers all carried the Soviet line, recruiting fellow travelers and useful idiots who helped advance the cause of their Soviet utopia.

Players involved: Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis, Valerie Jarrett, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, David Axelrod.

  • In the middle of the Chicago web is Valerie Jarrett and her family’s association with the Communists. Jarrett’s grandfather, Robert Taylor, and her former father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, were willing tools of Soviet Russia’s operation in the United States. As noted in Part V, the journalist Vernon Jarrett worked with Frank Marshall Davis.
  • There are in the Jarrett orbit two other individuals who figure prominently into Obama’s political career. David Axelrod (whose ties with CPUSA are detailed above) took a job as a political consultant to Obama in 2002, prior to his run for U.S. Senate. Jarrett and Axelrod met Obama at approximately the same time (approximately 1992).
  • Jarrett and Axelrod began their political union through their common devotion to Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. Washington, Communist sympathizer, was backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the same Communist-linked party that supported Barack Obama.
  • Jarrett’s connection to Bill Ayers, the terrorist who launched Obama’s political career, is more intimate. In 1966, Jarrett’s mother, Barbara Bowman, founded the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development. Thomas Ayers, Bill’s father, served on the Board of the Erikson Institute, as did Bill Ayer’s’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn.

The Chicago Climate Exchange

Description: The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is a carbon credit exchange that purports to help the environment by helping to cap carbon emissions and providing a platform on which they can be traded. In reality, the CCX monetizes capped “carbon emissions” and gives financial value to the carbon credits.

If you’ve ever wondered why it is that the myth of global warming/climate change persists despite an avalanche of empirical evidence against it, it is for one reason alone: personal enrichment of a clique of no-growth frauds and liars. Once carbon emission caps are passed into law in the United States or through a treaty via the United Nations, the value of carbon credits will increase exponentially.

The scale of this operation could potentially rival the total existing financial derivatives market and be valued in the trillions of dollars.

Players involved: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Al Gore, George Soros, John Podesta, John Ayers (brother of Bill), Maurice Strong, Nadhmi Auchi, Henry Paulson, ShoreBank (major shareholder), Franklin Raines (disgraced former Fannie Mae head).

  • In 2001, the Joyce Foundation funded Bill Ayers’ brother, John Ayers, to found the CCX. (Recall that the Ayers family has a history in power generation.)
  • Obama was on the Board of Joyce at this time (1994-2002). Valerie Jarret was also on the Board of the Joyce Foundation, a position she assumed in 2002.
  • Goldman Sachs, which was instrumental in the bailout of ShoreBank, is also a partner in CCX.
  • Also connected to the CCX are George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, Bill Ayers, Al Gore, Maurice Strong, and Nadhmi Auchi. This story is worthy on its own of a book-length treatment. For the sake of brevity, a few highlights and key connections will be established to show an array of characters, from progressives to members of the Muslim Brotherhood, are part of the Obama nexus.
  • Another investment company involved with CCX was Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management (GIM). In the case of Gore, his connections to Qatar, the Gulf State home of the Muslim Brotherhood, are apropos. When climate crusader Gore liquidated his failed television station CurrentTV, he sold it to the Qataris so they could begin airing Al Jazeera America. Qatar, an energy-rich nation (possessing the world’s third-largest natural gas reserves), has a vested interest in hobbling America’s domestic energy extraction and production. It is no coincidence that Qatar hosts climate change conferences.
  • Approximately one year ago the White House, in particular the Soros-run Center for American Progress-connected John Podesta, launched an out-of-the-blue push for climate change legislation. What went unreported at the time was that in the middle of this aggressive effort, Podesta met with a Qatari delegation in Washington.
  • Finally, the mysterious Auchi, who snapped up the Pentagon’s power contracts in post-war Iraq, figures into the picture with fellow billionaire Maurice Strong. Strong’s former company, Canada’s Power Corporation, happens to be the center of its own web of power, connected to the United Nations, BNP Paribas (where Auchi was a major shareholder), in the highest echelons of Canadian government. Strong was a Board member on the CCX.

The Cult of Subud

What could tie together the Muslim Brotherhood, the infiltration of American intelligence agencies, an undeclared war to establish the Caliphate, a genocide and annihilation of Christian history, enormous financial benefit to a corrupt political and financial elite, and a president whose own history is more shadowy than moonlit forest?

In the case of Barack Hussein Obama, the evidence points to a little-known Islamic cult: Subud.

Players involved: Barack Obama, Stanley Ann Dunham, George Soros, Maurice Strong, Loretta Fuddy.

  • Subud was founded in Indonesia in the 1920s by Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, who claimed to have “received a series of intense and electrifying spiritual experiences that gave him an inner contact with a Higher Power.”
  • Subuh took the title “Bapak,” Indonesian for “respected father.” In developing Subud, Subuh was influenced early on by a British military intelligence officer named John G. Bennett, who had traveled extensively in the Middle East.
  • Though hardly a household name, Subud is not obscure. It has entries in the Encyclopedia of IslamThe Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions, and has had consultative status with the United Nations since 1989. There are Subud chapters all around the world, including in New York City, in close proximity to Washington, D.C., as well as in Hawaii and Chicago.
  • The central teaching of Subud is a process called latihan, which they describe as the “reappearance of a primordial Power hidden within human beings and all creatures.” Although latihan is non-denominational, and although Subud has members of all faiths, Subuh was a Muslim, and many Subud members celebrate Ramadan. Like the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement actively engages in interfaith activities. Moreover, conversion to Islam is not uncommon among Subud members.
  • Subud has been a persistent theme in Obama’s life. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a member of Subud, a fact mentioned in her biography. An official 2011 SubudHYPERLINK “http://www.subudvoice.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/SubudVoiceEnglishAug2011.pdf” Voice newsletter features an article about and a picture of Stanley Ann and Barack. Moreover, an immigration document from 1968, an application filled out by Stanley Ann Dunham to extend her 1965 passport for an additional two years, has the name “Soebarkah” appended to Obama’s name. It is speculated that “Soebarkah” was young Obama’s Subud name. (Members of the movement routinely take a Subud name.)
  • Subud also has an incredible connection to the ongoing birth certificate controversy. Following Donald Trump’s vociferous calls with an offer of $50 million for its public release in 2011, the State of Hawaii made available Obama’s certificate of live birth (not, as they termed it, his long form birth certificate). The woman who verified and approved the release of the document was Hawaii’s State Health Director, Loretta Fuddy.
  • Fuddy was Chairwoman of HYPERLINK “http://www.subudusa.org/Portals/0/Attic/Newsletters/123%20JulyAug06.pdf”SHYPERLINK “http://www.subudusa.org/Portals/0/Attic/Newsletters/123%20JulyAug06.pdf”ubudHYPERLINK “http://www.subudusa.org/Portals/0/Attic/Newsletters/123%20JulyAug06.pdf” USA, based in Seattle, from 2006-2008. Consistent with Obama’s mysterious moniker Soebarkah, Fuddy’s Subud name was “Deliana.” Fuddy, prior to her appointment to the Hawaii Department of Health, co-authored (with two others) a paper which was published out of the University of Illinois at Chicago – the university where faculty lounge politics are under the sway of Professor Bill Ayers.
  • In December, 2013 Fuddy was killed when her plane went down off the coast of Hawaii. The entire crash was captured on video. Fuddy was the only fatality of the eight people on the plane.
  • Finally, this treatment of Subud would not be complete without at least a mention of the Central Intelligence Agency. Part I of The Betrayal Papers noted that the CIA actually courted the Muslim Brotherhood into its effort to defeat Soviet Communism. Was Subud, which is explicitly (see page 13) anti-Communist, a Muslim Brotherhood ally of the CIA in Indonesia? After graduating from Columbia University, Obama himself was employed by Business International Corp., cited by The New York Times as a CIA-related entity.

The Ties that Bind

What is the glue that ties this motley crew of Obama-connected miscreants together? Here are some additional cross-over points between Obama and his associates.

  • Why would George Soros have such an affinity for an Islamic supremacy and terrorist organization? Soros and the Muslim Brotherhood collaborated with Nazi Germany during their formative years. When it comes to destructive politics in the United States today, from the disregard of the rule of law to the intimidation of political opponents and private citizens, it is obvious that the Muslim Brotherhood has a partner in crime in George Soros.
  • The leftist Joyce Foundation also funds the (Soros) Tides Foundation. There is a myriad of foundations (Joyce, Tides, the Woods Fund, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, etc.) that ultimately fund the same leftist causes. They are an intentional shell game designed by progressives to keep the public in the dark about their motives.
  • Of all the eccentric philanthropic causes, Subud has inexplicably (or not) captured the attention of both George Soros and Maurice Strong. In 2005, Soros funded Yayasan Usaha Mulia, a Subud humanitarian effort in Indonesia. Strong, meanwhile, donated land in Colorado to the cult.
  • Is the residual CIA-Muslim Brotherhood alliance against Communism the key to understanding the enigmatic and traitorous Obama?

Conclusion

An ancient proverb states, “The fish rots from the head.” So it is with the corrupt and infiltrated government of the United States. The people, organizations, and schemes mentioned above and throughout this series of articles are not important. They have been named here only to establish their culpability in the attempted and (thus far) successful destruction of the country.

Obama is the head of this rotten fish. He is, as Winston Churchill put it, “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” With each investigation into his personal history, only more questions are unearthed. He appears to be a cutout character rather than a man with a true life history. The only consistency in his story is offered by his associates, all of whom are subversives, many whom are evil.

On one side of him is the Muslim Brotherhood. Every step of the way, the Obama administration has enabled these terrorists to overthrow friendly governments and form jihadi armies. Today the Middle East is more volatile than it has been in a century. There is an ongoing genocide of Christians and other minorities, and a rape of humanity’s common cultural heritage in Mesopotamia.

There now exists a crisis in diplomacy. The Islamic State has effectively dissolved borders, and Washington’s new ally, Iran, is quickly filling the void. America’s traditional allies in the region, including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, do not trust Obama or his destructive minion, John Kerry. America’s allies in Europe have truly never been so skeptical of Washington. Relations with Russia have so deteriorated that war threatens.

On the other side of Obama stands a powerful financial cartel led by George Soros. The cartel’s operations are thoroughly intertwined with the Muslim Brotherhood to such an extent that they support and fund global Islamic jihad. Soros and his associates, to coin a phrase, are “stratoscrats;” they answer to no nation’s laws, they operate across borders, and they are the primary actors behind global regulation by the United Nations. These self-appointed masters of the universe purchase and then use sovereign countries for their own gain; the United States is their latest and crowning acquisition.

These two sides have prevented any meaningful economic recovery. A nation’s government is supposed to strengthen the country, but Obama has intentionally done the opposite. We are historically weak right now, while our enemies grow stronger.

A fifth column is operating the government through regulation of the (formerly) private sector, and deep penetration of the intelligence and security services. Even the venerable, powerful, and highly-respected U.S. military has been hobbled by these criminals.

Rome’s greatest statesman, Marcus Tullius Cicero, witnessed the end of the Roman Republic. Before paying with his life, he spoke to the Roman Senate:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

When a country is captured by traitors who write its laws and punish dissenters, it can rightly be regarded as a colony. The people can likewise be regarded not as citizens, but as subjects, or slaves.

The situation we face today is imminently dangerous. We are threatened with the loss of our God-given freedoms. Though the cost may be high, the American people can still secure the blessings of liberty. We must. We owe it to posterity.

In 1776, the Colonists fatefully decided to “dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.”

OLDDOG SAY’S “ American’s, stand up and take back your god given rights before the whole world sees your cowardice.”

The Betrayal Papers is a collaborative effort by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, which includes: Andrea HYPERLINK “https://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/”SheaHYPERLINK “https://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/” King,Dr. Ashraf HYPERLINK “http://www.voiceofthecopts.org/”RamelahBenjamin SmithBrent ParrishCharles HYPERLINK “http://charlesortel.com/”OrtelHYPERLINK “http://charlesortel.com/”, Chris HYPERLINK “http://www.stopqatarnow.com/”NetheryDenise SimonDick HYPERLINK “http://www.semich912teaparty.org/”ManasseriGary KubiakGates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al HYPERLINK “http://www.al-rassooli.com/”RassooliRight Side NewsMarcus KohanMary FanningGeneral Paul E. HYPERLINK “http://standupamericaus.org/”VallelyRegina ThomsonScott SmithSharon HYPERLINK “http://www.thepostemail.com/”RondeauTerresaHYPERLINK “http://noisyroom.net/” Monroe-Hamilton,Colonel Thomas SnodgrassTrevoHYPERLINK “http://www.trevorloudon.com/”r LoudonWallace HYPERLINK “http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/authors/detail/wallace-s-bruschweiler”Bruschweiler, and William Palumbo.

Source: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/04/the-betrayal-papers-part-vi-the-chicago-connection/

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Can Evil Be Defeated?

April 3rd, 2015 by

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By Paul Craig Roberts

John W. Whitehead is a constitutional attorney. As head of the Rutherford Institute he is actively involved in defending our civil liberties. Being actively involved in legal cases, he experiences first hand the transformation of law from a shield of the American people into a weapon in the hands of the government.

American civil liberty was seriously eroded prior to 9/11 and the rise of the police/warfare state, a story I tell in How America Was Lost. Lawrence Stratton and I documented the loss of law as a shield of the American people in our book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions (2000, 2008). Whitehead in his book, A Government of Wolves (2013) and in his just released Battlefield America (2015) shows how quickly and thoroughly the police state has taken root.

We live in an electronic concentration camp. We are addicted to images on screens that disinform and propagandize us to accept and even welcome the police state activities that have destroyed our autonomy, privacy, and independence.

I write many columns on this subject. The advantage of a book is that it all comes together under one cover, and that is what Whitehead has done in Battlefield America.

“The outlook for civil liberties grows bleaker by the day, from the government’s embrace of indefinite detention for US citizens and armed surveillance drones flying overhead to warrantless surveillance of phone, email and Internet communications, and prosecutions of government whistle-blowers. The homeland is ruled by a police-industrial complex, an extension of the American military empire. Everything that our founding fathers warned against is now the new norm. The government has trained its sights on the American people. We have become the enemy. All the while, the American people remain largely oblivious.”

Whitehead gives it to us straight. We are continually abused in the name of protecting us. Ordinary Americans are subject to far worst abuse from government than they ever could be from criminals and terrorists, both of which are bogymen used to justify the government’s terrorism of the citizenry.

Four-year old children are handcuffed by police. Ninety-five year old citizens with walkers are body-slammed with their neck broken by police. War veterans without legs and wheelchair bound are shot and murdered by police. The police always justify their abuse and criminal acts by claiming they felt threatened. What kind of heavily armed police, usually together in gangs, is threatened by a four-year old, a 95-year old, a double amputee? The fact that police get away with this brutality shows their total lack of humanity and the total transformation of the purpose of police. Today a paranoid police protect not the public but the police state and themselves from an imaginary threatening public. We pay them to abuse and murder us.

On September 6, 7, and 8, 2014, the Washington Post reported that state and local police had become bandits, as in Mexico, who stop drivers in order to rob them. In “Stop and Seize,” the Washington Post reported that “aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.”

There are now training courses in which police are trained in the art of highway robbery. September 11, 2001, was used to create an industry that trains police in the aggressive techniques of highway interdiction. It is now routine for a traffic stop, whether justified or not, to result in the confiscation of your cash, other possessions, and your car itself. You can be robbed by police on the basis of their assumptions without being ticketed or charged with a crime.

Whitehead reports that in fiscal year 2012 the federal government alone seized $4.2 billion in assets despite the fact that in 80 percent of the cases no charge was issued.

Did you know that the school security industry is a $4.9 billion annual business that instills in youth acceptance of tyranny and punishments for infractions that are simply the normal behavior of youth?

Did you know that in 2006 a Halliburton subsidiary, Dick Cheney’s firm, was awarded a $385 million federal contract to build concentration camps in the US?

Did you know that Republicans have privatized the prison system and turned it into a $70 billion per year industry that demands ever more incarceration of citizens in order to drive profits. Consequently, 2.7 million American children now have at least one parent in prison, often on charges that would not constitute crimes in a civilized country.

US prison labor is now the cheapest form of labor available with prisoners paid between 93 cents and $4.73 per day. Prisoners make office furniture, work in call centers, fabricate body armor, take hotel reservations, work in slaughterhouses, manufacture textiles, shoes, and clothing, process agricultural products like milk and beef, package Starbucks coffee, shrink wrap software for Microsoft, sew lingerie for Victoria’s Secret, produce the military’s helmets, shirts, pants, tents, bags, canteens, and a variety of other equipment, make circuit boards for IBM, Texas Instruments and Dell. Sew McDonald’s uniforms, and perform labor services for Boeing, Motorola, Compaq, Revlon and Kmart.

Even the “mainstream” presstitute media has reported the US military drills in South Florida where military teams working with local police practiced rounding up American citizens for detention. The media has also reported the upcoming military occupations in Texas and Utah. There are protests but not on the level that a people conscious of the threat to their liberty would mount.

It seems clear that these are federal troops practicing control of the population which is being stripped of the constitutional right to hold government accountable. The pointless lockdown of Boston and its suburbs and the gratuitous house to house searches, a martial law exercise clearly prepared prior to the Boston Marathon Bombing, used fear created by the bombing, possibly a false flag operation, to teach the population compliance with, and acceptance of, martial law. The insouciant American population went along with it. If someone points out how they were manipulated, the fools scream “conspiracy theorist.”

The official explanation of the military exercises practicing population control in South Florida, Texas and Utah is that the military is practicing for overseas actions. Why then are local police involved? More likely we are witnessing drills described in the US Army’s 2010 publication, “Internment and Resettlement Operations.”

It is now routine for police to amuse themselves by carrying out strip searches and vaginal searches of women. Police go out of their way to provoke resistance so that they can beat, taser, and murder. If they can’t provoke it, they beat, taser, and murder anyway and claim their victim resisted arrest or threatened them. Have you noticed how the police find everyone threatening?

Whitehead shows that the educational system, entertainment, and television serve to indoctrinate and teach compliance. Television can do more than form public opinion. It is used to alter the worldview of the population. Our cars, household appliances, and smart homes are becoming devices designed to spy on us and report noncompliance. A society is being created in which there can be no autonomy and no freedom.</span>

The technology that permits the electronic concentration camp is produced by thoughtless people who have no concern for liberty. How, Whitehead asks, do we maintain our humanity in the face of technologies designed to dehumanize us?

America now has preemptive prosecution. Whitehead reports that 95 percent of those convicted of terrorism between 2001 and 2010 were prosecuted not for deeds, but for beliefs, ideology, or religious affiliations.

The two most engaging chapters in Battleground America are “The Matrix” and “The Posthuman Era,” together a mere 17 pages. The fusion of machines with humans to which trans-humanists are committed will destroy human sensibility, memory, and morality, and probably humans themselves.

Corporate America is in it for the money. Whitehead tells us: “With every smartphone we buy, every GPS device we install, and every Twitter, Facebook, and Google account we open, we’re helping Corporate America build a dossier for its government counterparts on who we know, what we think, how we spend our money, and how we spend our time.”

Whitehead quotes Bill Joy, a cofounder of Sun Microsystems: “I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of evil.”

Jim Edwards says, “we humans are now data bits.”

In the penultimate chapter, Whitehead tells us what we can do, a question that I am forever asked by readers. Whitehead says that armed revolt is not an option. He believes that the tens of millions, perhaps 100 million, Americans who have pistols, rifles, and shotguns are not only unorganized, but outgunned. The 21st century has been used to militarize state and local police forces and to brutalize their attitude toward the American public. Even police in small towns now have helicopters, armored personnel carriers, tanks, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, drones, night vision, heat sensors, sensors that can see through the walls of houses and into cars.

If this is not enough, in comes the National Guard or federal troops, Army Rangers, Navy Seals. Or simply the release of germs. Washington can deal with its citizens the same way it dealt with the indigenous peoples we call Indians. Washington has retained in its hands live smallpox, a deadly killer, and there now have been several generations of Americans who have not had smallpox vaccination, because the disease was eliminated by vaccination. All the government has to do is to release smallpox on resistant populations, and, of course, the government has numerous other such means.

How did it come to this?

In my opinion, as I so often write, Americans are distracted by sex, entertainment, the difficulty of providing for themselves and for families. They are locked into the disinformation that sustains the American Matrix, blinded by their patriotism and the 4th of July speeches and by their indoctrination that Americans are “exceptional and indispensable.” And, of course, by their ignorance and arrogance. Americans simply have no clue.

The purpose of the evil that masquerades as a government in Washington is to prevent those few Americans who do have a clue from informing the rest of the population. Whistleblowers are arrested and falsely prosecuted and imprisoned. Journalists have been intimidated into silence.

Now, to Whitehead’s answer to what can we do. He says that we can mount “militant nonviolent resistance.” This worked for Christians in the decomposing Roman Empire.

It worked for Mahatma Gandhi in India against the British colonialists. It was working for Martin Luther King in America before he was assassinated, most likely by the FBI.

Whitehead says that the mass of the citizenry cannot be assassinated. If citizens simply stop cooperating by listening to the lies on TV, by purchasing the devices used to control them, by amusing themselves in front of propaganda screens, by learning again how to think, how to be human, how to be moral, the American police state can be defeated.

It worked in the past, and possibly it can work again. If not, Washington will remain the home of Sauron, a threat to every American citizen and to the entire world.

PCR’s new book, HOW AMERICA WAS LOST, is now available: In Print by Clarity Press and In Ebook Format on Amazon.com. Reviewed by Gary Corseri here: http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2015/01/04/513867a-review-of-paul-craig-roberts-how-america-was-lost-from-911-to-the-policewarfare-state/

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Congress Pushes Obuma backed National Biometric ID for Americans

March 29th, 2015 by

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3-29-2015 11-50-50 AM

Reprinted with permission from The New American

After largely failing to prod state governments into developing a national identification system known as “REAL ID,” Republican lawmakers in Congress are once again pushing an Obama-backed scheme that would force every American to have a national ID card containing sensitive biometric data. The controversial plan, embedded in an immigration-enforcement bill, has been in the works for years, but has consistently been met with stiff opposition from liberty-minded grassroots organizations and activists. While the plan has failed in previous Congresses thanks to a groundswell of opposition, critics of the measure say that without prompt action, the unconstitutional scheme could soon become a reality.

The legislation, officially dubbed the “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 1147), is ostensibly aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs in the United States. Among the most troubling elements highlighted by critics, though, is that the bill would purport to mandate a national ID card for every American as a condition of working. It would also force every employer in America to purchase and use so-called “E-Verify technology” to check with Washington, D.C., as to whether potential employees have government permission to work. Finally, it would create a massive federal database containing sensitive data on virtually every person in the country — a database that could easily be expanded to include even more information.

While establishment lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem fond of the measure, critics are sounding the alarm about the bill and its implications for liberty. In an e-mail to supporters urging them to help crush the unconstitutional legislation, for example, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), in his capacity as chairman of Campaign for Liberty, warned that the national ID scheme would be a nightmare. Among other concerns, the two-time GOP presidential contender noted that it would allow federal bureaucrats to include biometric information — potentially including fingerprints, retinal scans, and more — that could and likely would be eventually used as a tracking device. It would also make it illegal for anyone to work in the United States without obtaining the national ID.

“Every time any citizen applies for a job, the government would know — and you can bet its only a matter of time until ‘ID scans’ will be required to make even routine purchases, as well,” Dr. Paul warned, adding that “statists in both parties have been fighting to ram their radical national ID-database scheme into law” for years. “In fact, this scheme was a key portion of the infamous so-called ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ bills both parties have tried to ram through.” Now, Paul said, the statists believe they have found a way to impose their national ID: Drop the amnesty provisions and focus on immigration “security.”

According to Dr. Paul, a constitutionalist who served in Congress for more than 20 years, the term “security” is being used as “nothing more than a buzzword meant to trick Americans from all over the country into thinking that Congress is finally going to seal our southern border.” In reality, though, it means something much different. “The ‘security’ members of both parties in the U.S. House want doesn’t target any U.S. border,” Paul added. “Instead, it’s meant to create an all-out police state within them.”

Paul also warned that the national database required for the ID regime could easily expand to include information on gun ownership, medical records, political affiliation, and “virtually anything else at the stroke of a President’s pen.” In fact, the stakes are so high, he said, that this type of battle is often decisive in “whether a country remains free or continues sliding toward tyranny.” Existing abuses such as lawless NSA spying, IRS harassment, and more offer further evidence that the feds cannot be trusted with such Orwellian tools to track, monitor, and ultimately control Americans.

Despite the dangers, the legislation has already been passed out of the House Judiciary Committee, getting a vote just three days after it was introduced — and the markup took place before the text of the bill was even available online. “The speed with which this bill was rushed through Committee means the House leadership is very serious about passing this bill into law as soon as possible,” warned Paul, urging Americans to fight back immediately to prevent the bill from passing. He also warned about potential “bipartisan compromises” that could be even worse than the original.

The legislation was introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who has a dismal 54 percent in the Freedom Index, a tool provided by this magazine that scores lawmakers’ votes based on adherence to the U.S. Constitution they all swore to uphold. The controversial bill already has dozens of co-sponsors in the House, too. It is being publicly touted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who claimed it would bring the “nation’s employment eligibility system into the 21st century,” as well as chief sponsor Smith.

“The Legal Workforce Act turns off the jobs magnet that attracts so many illegal immigrants to the United States,” Rep. Smith said in a statement promoting the measure, ignoring the fact that amnesty and the porous borders have been crucial in encouraging illegal immigration. “The bill expands the E-Verify system and applies it to all U.S. employers. Equally important, the American people support E-Verify,” Smith argued, citing polls showing that Americans overwhelmingly support stronger laws to stop businesses from hiring illegal immigrants. “This bill is a common-sense approach that will reduce illegal immigration and save jobs for legal workers. It deserves the support of everyone who wants to put the interests of American workers first.”

The bill also has the support of several major lobbying powerhouses — including some, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that are infamous for their support of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Other organizations backing the bill include immigration enforcement-focused Numbers USA, the National Restaurant Association, the National Association of Homebuilders, and several others. However, in the past, similar national-ID schemes have met with major opposition from groups including Downsize DC, the Rutherford Institute, the American Policy Center, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, the Republican Liberty Caucus, the U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation, Conservative Republican Women, and many more.

In a letter to lawmakers about the same legislation in the 112th Congress (2011-2012), that broad coalition of organizations blasted the bill as an affront to freedom and the Constitution. Among other concerns, they said it “violates individual civil liberties such as the right to work and free speech; mandates a costly job-killing regulatory burden that cripples small business; requires employers to become enforcement agents of the federal government; and encourages identify theft of law-abiding citizens.” The bill should never have even left committee, according to opponents.

“It is anathema to limited government, the right to privacy, free enterprise and prosperity,” the coalition said in the letter to members of Congress. “It violates the philosophy of the Constitution and intent of the Framers by subordinating the liberty of citizens to the administrative convenience of government. And the Founding Fathers would have rebelled against such a staggering Federal intrusion into every workplace in the nation and our personal civil liberties.”

As The New American reported as far back as 2010, the same plot to impose a national ID on America has been pushed before by some of the leading Big Government-mongers in Congress. The “bipartisan” amnesty-national ID legislation pushed by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and backed by Obama in 2010 eventually failed due to a massive uprising against legalizing illegal immigrants. Back then, though, promoters of the biometric national ID scheme were boasting about their machinations.

“Our plan has four pillars: requiring biometric Social Security cards to ensure that illegal workers cannot get jobs; fulfilling and strengthening our commitments on border security and interior enforcement; creating a process for admitting temporary workers; and implementing a tough but fair path to legalization for those already here,” wrote Graham and Schumer in a joint op-ed promoting their legislation. “We would require all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who want jobs to obtain a high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security card.” At the time, Obama called the proposal “a promising, bipartisan framework which can and should be the basis for moving forward.”

With the amnesty provision now out of the more recent bill — Obama is using executive decrees funded by the GOP Congress in a bid to provide amnesty anyway — analysts say the national ID plot stands a much greater chance of coming to fruition. In addition to being unconstitutional by virtue of the fact that the Constitution grants no power over identification systems to the federal government, history shows that national ID schemes are dangerous and very often abused by authorities. Considering the U.S. government’s track record, Americans can be sure that, if the plot becomes law, the ID regime will be eventually be abused as well.

If solving the illegal immigration crisis is truly the goal, there is a much simpler solution. Rather than foisting an unconstitutional national ID scheme on Americans and building a massive database, Congress could stop funding Obama’s amnesty decrees and ensure that the borders are secure. For that to happen, though, Americans who value liberty and the Constitution must get involved.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Dear Mr. Congresscritter:

 According to the lies my generation were told when growing up, the Constitution was composed to protect American’s from assholes like you. For whatever reason, we believed the lies with our whole being all of our life, and now we are supposed to accept all the bullshit you are forcing down our throat as though it never existed. Please take this to the bank, we are not going to live out our lives being told which hand to use, and which direction to wipe our ass. You will pay for your treason one way or another. You will have to live out your lives underground and surrounded by armed guards, and if you become over-confident and emerge from your hole some hot head will end your miserable existence with a Malakoff Cocktail, or a well aimed brick. I am not saying it will be me because I am too old and feeble, but I assure you when I read about it I will have an orgasm that beats anything ever experienced from copulation. If there is any chance that you have just a thimble full of intelligence left, may I suggest that you start enforcing the Constitution for your own protection. And, if it’s possible you have family that you love, please consider what some out of control nasty S.O.B. might do to them. Real American’s have shed their blood and loved one’s for their freedoms, so don’t make the mistake of thinking they will lay down and be exterminated with no resistance. They are not afraid of dying and will persevere with or without guns, knives or ball bats. Can you say the same for yourself? I doubt it! You were born cowards, and will die the same way. America will never die! Olddog said that, and if you don’t like it, go piss up a rope, or OBUMAS ass.

3-7-2015 2-56-31 PM

2-6-2015 10-13-51 AM

Signs the Governments Biggest War is for Your Mind

March 21st, 2015 by

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/5-signs-governments-biggest-war-is-for.html

3-21-2015 9-28-38 AM

By Carey Wedler
Activist Post

When most people think of destructive government wars, images of drone strike wreckage and murdered civilians come to mind.

But while organized, physical violence is a repulsive form of oppression, the state employs a variety of tactics to wage war on its own citizens. They are more subtle than batons and guns but far more effective than violence alone. They seek to conquer not bodies, but minds.

1) Over-Medication and the Drug War – Whether out of rabid greed or calculated malice, the federal government continually approves corporate medications that cloud free thought. Painkillers and anti-depressants leave users zombie-like, causing further depression and often, addiction. Children are routinely over-diagnosed and medicated and are often forced to take anti-psychoticsthat they testify makes them groggy. Pesticides and chemicals like aspartame also inhibit brain function. The problem of “legal” brain cell killers is compounded by the fundamental philosophy of the Drug War. Aside from the police state the program has fostered, it makes the bold claim that non-violent individuals are not free to choose what they put in their bodies. When the government exercises violence to regulate these choices, it asserts power over not just the body, but the free will and minds of its citizens.

2) The War on Children’s Minds – In addition to over-medicating children, the education system forces a strict regimen intended to foster obedience at the expense of consciousness. Students around the country have been disciplined for everything from wearing yoga pants to sharing food with hungry friends. The reasoning behind it is not to help others, but to instill the power of authority (always in the name of morality and safety). Other violations students are routinely punished for? Using the restroom without permission. Refusing to pledge allegiance to an inanimate object. Sitting outside of an assigned seat.  Daring to upset school police officers, whose presence in public schools has exploded and led to multiple instances of violence. This furthers a mentality of conformity and compliance that intersects with the inherently uniform nature of lesson plans and standardized testing.

 

3) The Rise of Islamophobia – Without public support for war, the meddling hands of government are tied. One of the ways to placate opposition to military intervention, however, is to dehumanize those the government will inevitably kill. Doing that requires collectivization, which the United States government has successfully promoted. Thanks to constant fear-mongering by politicians and the media, massive portions of Americans are terrified of and hateful toward Muslims. In Texas earlier this year, protesters aggressively surrounded a peaceful gathering of Muslim-Americans who tried to share intentions of peace and solidarity with other citizens. Americans walked out of American Sniper (a film undoubtedly guided by the Pentagon) calling for the murder of all Muslims. The dehumanization of an entire demographic of people is a terrifying tool used by the elites to manipulate public opinion (it was used by the United States government against Germans and theJapanese, and of course, by other states craving war).

4) The Radicalization of Peace and Protest – The government has made a habit of designating otherwise peaceful actions as terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security has taken a particularly active role in this process. DHS gave money to the NYPD with the intention of policing protests with machine guns (the plan failed) and implementing “counter-terrorism” policies. DHS hashelped militarize the police forces that surround peaceful demonstrations around the country. Missoula, Montana police, who wanted to tear down a commune of hippies who call for peace and love, asked the DHS for funds. They were deemed “extremists.” “Anti-government extremists” have also been labeled a terrorist threat, demonstrating that anyone who offers opposition to state policy is “dangerous.” Even a boy who brought a Lord of the Rings ring to school and acted out a scene from the film was reprimanded for terrorist tendencies. When innocent and often admirable actions and views are considered a threat to the state, it is clear that that state is out to suppress dissent and independent thought.

5) Universal Surveillance – The government has long been eager to capitalize on technology to garner control. Take the FBI’s powerful new facial recognition system or the DEA’s nifty tools that spy on drivers in their cars. The president recently issued an executive order to continue government spying. A recent Pew study found that over ⅓ of Americans have taken steps to shield themselves from spying. Many Americans are using social media less often and avoiding using certain words and forms of communication. 57% polled said it is unacceptable for the government to monitor Americans’ data. The study has been criticized, but regardless, denotes a disturbing climate for privacy (the criticism suggests people are even more disturbed by the spying programs than reported). The government’s overzealous, watchful eye has created an environment where people are not free to be themselves or freely engage in their interests.

Though these methods of oppression seem less threatening than typical government violence, taken together they paint a disturbing portrait of disappearing freedoms. When minds are clouded with drugs, authority, hate and fear, a dangerous vacuum of government control and manipulation forms, it allows the government to wield physical violence with much more ease and apathy. It is imperative that those who are aware of these tactics remain observant, fearless, and free to draw attention to them.

As Albert Camus said, “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

Carey Wedler writes for TheAntiMedia.org, where this article first appeared. Tune in to the Anti-Media radio show Monday through Friday @ 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. Help us fix our typos:edits@theantimedia.org.

 2-6-2015 10-13-51 AM

By Whom Shall We Be Led God Or Man?

March 16th, 2015 by

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/03/by_

whom_shall_we_be_led_god_or_man.html

3-16-2015 12-34-59 PM

By Jeffrey T. Brown

The God of the Bible is anathema to secular leftists.  As evidence of that, we see a troubling rise in anti-Christian and anti-Semitic bigotry from the political left, both at home and abroad.  To push the faithful farther out of the mainstream, it is now chic to target Christians and Jews for verbal and physical abuse, and worse in many places, because those who deny the biblical God are in power or rising to take it.  Corrupt human power and Divinity are mutually exclusive. 

As a manifestation of this rising aggression toward Western religious values, atheism and secularism have become cool and trendy among those making the absurd case for the shabbiness of human nature as the planet’s preeminent force.  Though the Founders foresaw the need to constrain such force via the Constitution, secularists have decided that this is their time to rise and forcibly convert the rest of us, or punish or re-educate us.  Their influences and voices are becoming louder and angrier, and their attacks more confident.  They are empowered by the fact that the dominance of the left in politics, the media, and entertainment means that they are largely free to do or say any offensive or vile thing they wish, since the watchdogs endorse their crimes and make it unpopular and painful for anyone who might oppose them.

The denial of the biblical God in America has been a decades-long work in progress.  After all, the elimination of a Divine Being from the equation leaves deeply flawed humans as the sole arbiters of what constitutes acceptable human behavior.  When one does not have to answer for his cruelties, hatred, bigotry, violence, etc., life becomes a lot more pleasant for the aggressor.  Similarly, if there is no God, the treatment of His believers as mindless simpletons is more easily justified, since who else but a backwards hick would believe that something other than man, or random chance, created all that is around us, in measures of complexity and symmetry that humans still have not yet deciphered?  Sure, we all get that species evolve over time to adapt, but no one has yet explained plausibly why, if we magically grew from single-celled entities in the muck, new humans don’t continue to magically “evolve” under the same conditions.  We still have muck and have had eons of time.  Where are the new evolving humans?

The Christian concept of a human soul is offensive to those who recoil at the thought that their existence might derive in any way from a Divine Being to whom they will one day answer.  If they admitted to that, then they might also have to concede that the God from whom their soul derived has rules, and they hate rules they didn’t write, rewrite, or make up on the spot, depending on their need to get away with something.

With God replaced by humans as nature’s biggest and best, other behaviors become easier to rationalize.  If there are no rules imposed by God for human behavior, then morality is a manufactured concept and is purely optional.  Truth and honor, as manifestations of morality, are artificial and therefore are silly.  What matters are the ends.  But with God gone, whose ends are dominant?  Why, the left’s ends, of course.  But don’t worry.  If there were a God, they tell us, he would side with them, because they have deigned to label their oppression “moral.”

This belies another odd fallacy of secularism as the left practices it.  If there is no God, from where does the virtue arise that is so often pushed as the leftist’s justification for tyranny?  From leftists, of course.  With God out of the way, leftists will decide for us what is best, what crumbs they will allow us to have, what we will be allowed to do.  It’s not that leftists don’t like moral codes being imposed upon mankind.  It’s that leftists have figured out that it must be a flexible moral code that protects them as they coldly force their preferences on others, against their inferiors’ will.

This brings us to a fact the left simply cannot abide.  Every human is endowed with free will.  The concept that each life is sacred is based in part upon the fact that each is blessed with the ability to rationally weigh moral choices and, based on concepts like future consequences and a greater good, choose right from wrong.  No other species can foresee, for instance, the disastrous effects of a bad moral decision extending in perpetuity.  Many Christians recognize that the vehicle for this trait is the human soul, an inexplicable gift connecting us to the Divine, by which we exercise free will either to move closer to Him or move farther away.

Because each of us is endowed with this gift, no one is better or more entitled than another.  As such, we are likewise endowed by God with the inherent gift of autonomy, with unalienable rights to be free from the false human gods who have denied the actual God in order to replace Him with their own presumed superiority.  Deny God, and those truths magically vanish from the discourse, to be replaced with the argument that rights derive from man, and are gifted to man by other men.  If there is no God, no soul, no Divine spark, there is no autonomy.  Human power is all there is, and the rules are whatever other humans decide they will be for those they intend to rule.  At this point, inherent rights can and will be rescinded by man.

And here we find ourselves now.  God is the left’s most hated enemy, though they will cynically invoke God to mislead the gullible.  They protest that their secularism, and their goals of dominance and control of other humans, are altruistic and are thus Godly.  They ignore that their rationalization of altruism is itself an act of tyranny, in which they have made themselves and their values superior to those whom they seek to control or victimize.  As they pretend to be motivated by charity and kindness toward society, they advance only those who swear obedience to the power they wield.  Oaths are mere formalities, since there is no God who will hold them to account for their infidelity.  Honor is foolishness, since only the accomplishment of dominance over those who disagree matters.  There is no greater good, no higher call, than power over others.

Good has always warred with evil.  So it is now.  God and Satan are forever vying for human souls.  Those who swear allegiance to human vice are increasingly feeling free to attack those who don’t.  No matter.  To surrender to evil is not only to lose our innate freedom, but to dishonor the Divine spark that was gifted to each of us.  The farther we get from God, His rules, His virtues, His essence, the worse it becomes.

Rather than abandon God because the cool kids are all doing it, while threatening us with rescission of rights, curtailment of religious freedom, “hate” laws, bigotry, and prejudice, we must ask His help.  God has blessed America.  When we have had enough of man and turn back to God, we may be worthy of true success, rather than the failure that has come to every other nation that has placed the corrupt power of man over the divinity of God.

The God of the Bible is anathema to secular leftists.  As evidence of that, we see a troubling rise in anti-Christian and anti-Semitic bigotry from the political left, both at home and abroad.  To push the faithful farther out of the mainstream, it is now chic to target Christians and Jews for verbal and physical abuse, and worse in many places, because those who deny the biblical God are in power or rising to take it.  Corrupt human power and Divinity are mutually exclusive. 

As a manifestation of this rising aggression toward Western religious values, atheism and secularism have become cool and trendy among those making the absurd case for the shabbiness of human nature as the planet’s preeminent force.  Though the Founders foresaw the need to constrain such force via the Constitution, secularists have decided that this is their time to rise and forcibly convert the rest of us, or punish or re-educate us.  Their influences and voices are becoming louder and angrier, and their attacks more confident.  They are empowered by the fact that the dominance of the left in politics, the media, and entertainment means that they are largely free to do or say any offensive or vile thing they wish, since the watchdogs endorse their crimes and make it unpopular and painful for anyone who might oppose them.

The denial of the biblical God in America has been a decades-long work in progress.  After all, the elimination of a Divine Being from the equation leaves deeply flawed humans as the sole arbiters of what constitutes acceptable human behavior.  When one does not have to answer for his cruelties, hatred, bigotry, violence, etc., life becomes a lot more pleasant for the aggressor.  Similarly, if there is no God, the treatment of His believers as mindless simpletons is more easily justified, since who else but a backwards hick would believe that something other than man, or random chance, created all that is around us, in measures of complexity and symmetry that humans still have not yet deciphered?  Sure, we all get that species evolve over time to adapt, but no one has yet explained plausibly why, if we magically grew from single-celled entities in the muck, new humans don’t continue to magically “evolve” under the same conditions.  We still have muck and have had eons of time.  Where are the new evolving humans?

The Christian concept of a human soul is offensive to those who recoil at the thought that their existence might derive in any way from a Divine Being to whom they will one day answer.  If they admitted to that, then they might also have to concede that the God from whom their soul derived has rules, and they hate rules they didn’t write, rewrite, or make up on the spot, depending on their need to get away with something.

With God replaced by humans as nature’s biggest and best, other behaviors become easier to rationalize.  If there are no rules imposed by God for human behavior, then morality is a manufactured concept and is purely optional.  Truth and honor, as manifestations of morality, are artificial and therefore are silly.  What matters are the ends.  But with God gone, whose ends are dominant?  Why, the left’s ends, of course.  But don’t worry.  If there were a God, they tell us, he would side with them, because they have deigned to label their oppression “moral.”

This belies another odd fallacy of secularism as the left practices it.  If there is no God, from where does the virtue arise that is so often pushed as the leftist’s justification for tyranny?  From leftists, of course.  With God out of the way, leftists will decide for us what is best, what crumbs they will allow us to have, what we will be allowed to do.  It’s not that leftists don’t like moral codes being imposed upon mankind.  It’s that leftists have figured out that it must be a flexible moral code that protects them as they coldly force their preferences on others, against their inferiors’ will.

This brings us to a fact the left simply cannot abide.  Every human is endowed with free will.  The concept that each life is sacred is based in part upon the fact that each is blessed with the ability to rationally weigh moral choices and, based on concepts like future consequences and a greater good, choose right from wrong.  No other species can foresee, for instance, the disastrous effects of a bad moral decision extending in perpetuity.  Many Christians recognize that the vehicle for this trait is the human soul, an inexplicable gift connecting us to the Divine, by which we exercise free will either to move closer to Him or move farther away.

Because each of us is endowed with this gift, no one is better or more entitled than another.  As such, we are likewise endowed by God with the inherent gift of autonomy, with unalienable rights to be free from the false human gods who have denied the actual God in order to replace Him with their own presumed superiority.  Deny God, and those truths magically vanish from the discourse, to be replaced with the argument that rights derive from man, and are gifted to man by other men.  If there is no God, no soul, no Divine spark, there is no autonomy.  Human power is all there is, and the rules are whatever other humans decide they will be for those they intend to rule.  At this point, inherent rights can and will be rescinded by man.

And here we find ourselves now.  God is the left’s most hated enemy, though they will cynically invoke God to mislead the gullible.  They protest that their secularism, and their goals of dominance and control of other humans, are altruistic and are thus Godly.  They ignore that their rationalization of altruism is itself an act of tyranny, in which they have made themselves and their values superior to those whom they seek to control or victimize.  As they pretend to be motivated by charity and kindness toward society, they advance only those who swear obedience to the power they wield.  Oaths are mere formalities, since there is no God who will hold them to account for their infidelity.  Honor is foolishness, since only the accomplishment of dominance over those who disagree matters.  There is no greater good, no higher call, than power over others.

Good has always warred with evil.  So it is now.  God and Satan are forever vying for human souls.  Those who swear allegiance to human vice are increasingly feeling free to attack those who don’t.  No matter.  To surrender to evil is not only to lose our innate freedom, but to dishonor the Divine spark that was gifted to each of us.  The farther we get from God, His rules, His virtues, His essence, the worse it becomes.

Rather than abandon God because the cool kids are all doing it, while threatening us with rescission of rights, curtailment of religious freedom, “hate” laws, bigotry, and prejudice, we must ask His help.  God has blessed America.  When we have had enough of man and turn back to God, we may be worthy of true success, rather than the failure that has come to every other nation that has placed the corrupt power of man over the divinity of God.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

The grand ole gal that sent me this link say’s it best, as is pasted below.

The Israelites got tired of fighting and tried peaceful coexistence with the Canaanites. It didn’t work. There is no peaceful coexistence with evil. Communism is a moral cancer, and you cannot peacefully coexist with cancer. If you don’t get the cancer, the cancer will get you.   –   Vance Havner

Put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD and prepare for the biggest battle of your life.  This battle determines where you will spend eternity.

Jackie Juntti
WGEN   idzrus@earthlink.net

 

Obama Declares Venezuela A Threat to National Security Seeks Regime-Change

March 11th, 2015 by

http://www.globalresearch.ca/president-obama-declares-venezuela-a-

threat-to-national-security-seeks-regime-change/5435615

3-11-2015 11-34-09 AM

By Eric Zuesse

The Obama Administration, which in 2009 provided the crucial assistance that enabled the progressive democratic President of Honduras to be overthrown and a junta of oligarchs to replace him; and which in 2014 perpetrated a bloody coup that replaced the corrupt but democratically elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, replaced by a rabidly anti-Russian equally corrupt Government, and thus sparked Ukraine’s civil war against the area of Ukraine that had voted 90% for Yanukovych; is now again trying to overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected President, Nicolas Maduro.

Reuters on Monday March 9th headlined “U.S. Declares Venezuela a National Security Threat, Sanctions Top Officials,” and their report gives its closing word to an opposition politician, whom Obama supports and who says: ”It’s not a problem with Venezuela or with Venezuelans; it’s a problem for the corrupt ones” (i.e., Maduro and his Government).

In other words, yet again, the idea Obama is pushing is: we’re just trying to replace a ‘corrupt’ elected head-of-state.

The White House explains its Executive Order on March 9th by saying: “President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela. … Specifically, the E.O. targets those determined by the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Department of State, to be involved in … actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions.”

The Executive Order itself declares that the existing Government of Venezuela limits rights and is corrupt, which “constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”

On 14 February 2015, President Maduro had thwarted a coup-attempt against him by the Governments of Canada and the UK. This followed almost exactly a year after he had already thwarted such an attempt by the U.S. Government. In December 2013, the Maduro Government presented detailed evidence that the U.S. was planning a coup against him.

On 15 January 2015, Maduro met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. The Obama Administration is, of course, especially trying to bring down President Putin.

President Obama is also trying to bring down Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. In 2011, he had bombed away the regime of Libya’s President Muammar Gaddafi. Both Assad and Gaddafi also are/were allies of Russia, as is Iran. The Obama Administration is now assisting ISIS in its war against Assad, even while bombing ISIS.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

Copyright © 2015 Global Research

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

This sounds to me like OBUMA is wiping his ass with his face. I wonder how he shaves without exploding the mirror. Keep it up turkey, and sooner or later some countries will ban together and nuke us. That is obviously your objective, and has been since day one of your coop.

 

 

Chicago “Black Site” Suggests America Has Passed the Point of No Return

March 10th, 2015 by

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/chicago-black-site-suggests-america-has.html

3-10-2015 12-16-37 PM

Joshua Krause
Activist Post

This past week, the creepy “Homan Square” detention facility was revealed to the public, and the story has been trending heavily throughout the alternative media. Firstperson accounts of suspects being whisked away to the secret building without any official record of their whereabouts, with no access to a lawyer, while being subjected brutal interrogations, sounds like something you’d hear about from some 3rd world dictatorship.

But, unfortunately, it’s happening right here in America as we speak. And if this facility existed for so long without the public’s knowledge, that begs the question: are there any more of these police run “black sites” that we don’t know about?

Obviously, this doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence for America’s future. If they can get away with this today, what will they try tomorrow? I don’t think any sane American thinks this will set a good precedent.

But, more importantly, if you look at Homan Square from a historical perspective, the implications of its existence are far more gut wrenching. Most despotic regimes utilize a wide variety of terror tactics to keep their people in line, but the ability to make someone disappear (which is exactly what this facility is capable of) is the most effective.
Why? Because it preys upon two of the most prolific human fears.

First of all, there is our inherent fear of the unknown. When someone disappears without a trace, our imaginations will eventually concoct the worst possible explanation. And without knowing exactly how it happened, we have to accept the possibility that it could happen to us as well, and there is no way to stop it. So if your government is capable of this, then you have every reason to follow the rules and stay in line. You never know when you might be next.

Which brings me to the second fear. It preys upon our fear of other people. There are plenty of phobias that humans are capable of, but nothing is more terrifying than what your fellow humans might do to you when nothing can stop them. Snakes can bite you, bears can eat you, and water can drown you, but only your fellow humans are capable of torturing you, and only your fellow humans know what will hurt you the most. Combine that with the fear of the unknown, and you now have the most effective method of terror and control.
But there’s also a third factor that makes this tactic so effective. Most people don’t know it, because only those who have been “disappeared,” know the awful truth.

For a better explanation, I’d like cite one of the most underrated historians of our time, Dan Carlin. If you’re a history buff and you’ve never heard of him, you don’t know what you’re missing. He doesn’t just know what he’s talking about, he knows how to relate history to you personally.

In this short video 8:53, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upAzM5Mduvw

he explains why the Nazis and Soviets were able to convince millions of people to enslave and murder their countrymen. When we think of the Nazis, we often believe their control was fostered by their propaganda efforts, but that was only one small piece of the puzzle. In reality, their grip on the population was built on their ability to make people disappear.

Keep that in mind when you read about Homan Square. If that place is an isolated incident, there may still be time to stop these secret facilities before they usher in a new age of terror. But if there are already dozens of these “Homan Squares” out there that we don’t know about, and they’re just getting warmed up, we may have passed the point of no return. If we ever become a country where everyone is afraid of disappearing for the slightest reason, then we are on the fast track to the kind of goose-stepping tyranny that we’ve only read about.

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

The video affirms what I have known since childhood, and that is, we as human beings are the most depraved species ever to live. The fall of Christianity is partially due to the denial of this conclusion. Most Christians really believe they are immune to this kind of behavior. But Olddog knows better, and I assure you that you too will be found short on compassion when the SHTF. Especially if the victim is of another race or country. We Americans have had smoke blown up are butts by the puppet masters in public education until we don’t know our ass from a hole in the ground, SO, do not trust in yourself, but pray for the ability to be obedient to God. Do not expect God to save you if you kill someone to save one of your own.

Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

2-6-2015 10-13-51 AM

 

The How and Why Behind Obamas Mysterious Rise to the Presidency

March 5th, 2015 by

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-how-and-why-behind-obamas.html


3-5-2015 9-27-00 AM

Posted by arclein

I have a more important question.  Why are these claims never answered?   We are slowly collecting more and more pieces of a serious puzzle and this paints a picture of a tightly trained and brain washed individual who truly lacks critical intellectual skills as well.  That would have been too tricky.

My deathly concern is that this deadly cliche who have lived their entire lives wrapped up in a political dream will really attempt to seize control through a coup de etat.  We have had one already with the killing of Kennedy.   This item outlines the edges of a plausible conspiracy that was financially deep and able to utterly control the press.   That latter detail was blindingly apparent from the beginning and gave me serious disquiet.  It still allowed this president.

Now we see him making less ad less sense in terms of policy as he faces real challenges

 He lived in a Muslim household until he was about ten years of age.  Then he was indoctrinated by a communist for the next decade.  Then he landed in Chicago were his christian exposure was as convincing as the church in south Africa during Apartheid.   It is impossible for this child to have a christian sensibility.  Worse he then took his degree in sociology which was all about Marxism.  He has had as close to a Marxist education as it is possible to get in the USA.   Then he was trained as a political organizer and skated with powerful assists into the presidency while remaining utterly unexamined.

Is it any wonder he cannot say Christian nor do anything except apologize for Islam. Yet he is not a fanatic either and he is not an intellectual.  For all that he had an excellent ghost writer in bill Ayers.

What he is is a stalking horse for all those communist  fanatics still living out their secular version of Islam.  That makes him potentially very dangerous.

I never thought that i would see the need  for a complete cleansing of the USA political system, but it has truly come to that.  Something very wrong has occurred here and it is treason that hundreds if not thousands of individuals who crossed the line most unwittingly.

The How and Why Behind Obama’s Mysterious Rise to the Presidency

12 Nov, 2014 by Dave Hodge

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/11/12/the-how-and-why-behind-obamas-mysterious-rise-to-the-presidency/

How does a man get elected President after serving less than one full term as a U.S. Senator? Does being a community activist/antagonist qualify one for the highest office in the land? Were the Soviet defectors correct in that Obama is the manifestation of a multi-generational plot to bring America to her knees? It is easy to comprehend how and why Putin would want to destroy America. But is Obama is his accomplice in this mission which could imperil all of us?

Who is he?

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/11/12/the-how-and-why-behind-obamas-mysterious-rise-to-the-presidency/

Former FBI Weatherman Task Force supervisor, Max Noel, noted that the FBI utilized a CARL test when it conducted background checks on various suspects. The acronym CARL stands for Character, Associates, Reputation, and Loyalty is used to assess candidates fitness to hold the highest office in the country. On each of these four points of power, Obama fails and fails miserably. Like many FBI law enforcement agents and officials, Noel was alarmed by the fact that someone like Barack Obama could capture the presidency. For some unexplained reason, Obama was never vetted before he became a candidate for the presidency by the FBI. This is an unacceptable result of our national security system and is wholly suggestive of internal plot to allow the installation of a blatantly communist advocate into the highest political position in America.

Soviet Defectors Warn of Deception and the Emergence of a Manchurian Candidate

Did you really think Alger Hiss would be the last communist traitor to serve in a high level US governmental position?

Through the testimony of high-ranking Soviet defectors, it can clearly be established that the Russians have been engaged in a multi-generational plot to destroy the United States from within and from without. Domestically, the Russian communists are in the midst of completing a coup d’état, with the help their communist stooge, Barack Obama. In the following paragraphs, the verbatim statements of high ranking Soviet defectors are offered as proof of these claims. The first three defectors tell how the Soviets are setting the table for America’s demise. Stunningly, the fourth defector warns our country of a Manchurian candidate type of leadership whose job it will be to hand over a weakened America to the Russians (see Part Two).

Today, many people have been in a position to now vet the President after Obama’s first six years in office and observed his “fundamental transformation of America“. This particular series will continue to connect the dots of the secretive and nefarious communist background of Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama Moves To Obscure His Background

With the general warning by Russian defectors that a traitor was waiting in the wings, it is time to reveal the true nature of the Manchurian candidate who sits in the Oval office through a brief examination of his family members with CIA affiliations along with their exposure to the MKULTRA mind control experiments being conducted at the University of Hawaii.

With the stroke of his executive order pen, President Obama quickly moved to seal off his records from public view after his election. However, he was too late to completely hide his background as researchers, such as Wayne Madsen, have found significant information to demonstrate that what Obama has omitted, is that his rare rise to power can only be explained by his family’s CIA roots.

The election of Barack Hussein Obama is the culmination of what the Soviet defectors have been warning America about for decades in that Obama’s ascendency to the Presidency was part of a documented long-term strategic plan to recruit selected candidates into intelligence, while guiding these individuals and their families into high-ranking intelligence community positions before executing the meteoric rise to power by one of their own. For example, George H. W. Bush was a former CIA director, and CIA member going back to the 1950’s and thanks to Wayne Madsen, we now know that Obama’s family was CIA and not just CIA, but a CIA mind controlled family.

Obama is the Soviet messiah as he will eventually become known as the Second Coming of Stalin. He has been prophesied by Soviet defectors Lunev, Golitsyn, Suvorov and Bezmenov, and now he is here to fulfill his mission.
Phase I of Obama’s Grooming for Treason: The Obama Family’s CIA Background

Question: What does Barack Obama and the “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski have in common?

Answer: Both Kaczynski and Obama had significant exposure to the MK-ULTRA experiments;Kaczynski at Harvard and Obama at the University of Hawaii and the Ford Foundation much earlier. Outrageous?

The following paragraph represents quoted excerpts from Wayne Madsen’s exceptional investigation into the Obama family CIA background:

“President Obama’s own work in 1983 for Business International Corporation, a CIA front that conducted seminars with the world’s most powerful leaders and used journalists as agents abroad, dovetails with CIA espionage activities conducted by his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham in 1960’s post-coup Indonesia on behalf of a number of CIA front operations, including the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ford Foundation. Dunham met and married Lolo Soetoro, Obama’s stepfather, at the East-West Center in 1965. Soetoro was recalled to Indonesia in 1965 to serve as a senior army officer and assist General Suharto and the CIA in the bloody overthrow of President Sukarno…. Soetoro worked for the elitist Ford Foundation, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Bank Rakyat (the majority government-owned People’s Bank of Indonesia), and the CIA-linked USAID while she lived in Indonesia and later, Pakistan….. Barack Obama, on the other hand, cleverly masked his own CIA connections as well as those of his mother, father, step-father, and grandmother (there is very little known about Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham.“

Madsen painstakingly and conclusively demonstrated that virtually all of Obama’s relatives were CIA operatives. Madsen has found even more CIA connections to Obama’s first employer. Madsen further went on to describe how Obama’s family was clearly exposed and was intimately connected to MK-ULTRA’s mind control program at the University of Hawaii. Info Wars also carried Madsen’s expose and it is available here.

It’s a Small World, After All

President Obama’s family and former Ex-Goldman Sachs executive, Ex-Treasury Secretary and World Bank leader,Tim Geithner and his family have been joined together at the hip for decades. Tim Geithner’s father worked for the CIA in the Rockefeller funded Ford Foundation in Asia. Geitner’s father was in charge of micro-finance for the Ford Foundation for all of Asia. From Wayne Madsen’s work, we know that President Obama’s mother was in charge of micro-finance in Indonesia. The Hollywood producers could not make this plot up. Geithner’s father was Obama’s mother’s boss. It is likely that Geithner’s father tagged Obama as a potential presidential CIA Ford Foundation, well-groomed Manchurian candidate.

Additional information comes from the discovery that the two universities that Obama attended, Harvard and Columbia, were prime CIA recruiting grounds. The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations continued to fund Columbia’s Soviet studies programs through the early 1980s, where Obama was a student. And would anyone care to guess what Obama was studying?

Trilateral Commission co-founder, former National Security Adviser to Carter and Obama’s former professor and now political handler.

Obama was enrolled in a Soviet studies program taught by Zbigniew Brzezinski. And to those who are new to NWO conspiracies, one might wonder who is Brzezinski? Brzezinski was the former National Security Adviser under President Carter. But more importantly, he was also the co-founder of one of the most influential globalist organizations in all of history, the Trilateral Commission. If you know your New World Order history, you have chills going up and down your spine as you read these words. We should be mindful that Brzezinski, in his book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (1970), that he laid out the NWO conspiracy to control all nation states and usher in a totalitarian world government.

There are two chilling quotes by Brzezinski in his aforementioned book that come directly to bear on Obama and his meteoric rise to power:“In the technetronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”

In the second quote, Brzezinski is clearly calling for the installation of CIA/MKULTRA mind control leaders. Today, Brzezinski would his former understudy, Obama, a President with an undeniable “magnetic and attractive personality exploiting the latest communications techniques designed to manipulate emotions and control reason.”

Comrade Obama’s ascension to the presidency has been a long time in the making. Interestingly, Barack Obama’s past associates especially the communist terrorists which funded his Harvard legal education and ultimately launched his political career as an Illinois state senator, namely, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, have been in lockstep with Obama his entire adult life. However, Dohrn and Ayers were not the first to indoctrinate Obama with the Marxist communist philosophy. For that information, we have to begin with Frank Marshall Davis.

Obama’s real father, Frank Marshall Davis, was a member of the Communist Party and a former Soviet Agent who was under FBI investigation for a total of 19 years. In 1948, Davis moved from Chicago to Hawaii leaving behind a colleague named Vernon Jarrett, father-in-law of Senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Yes, the Jarrett’s are communists as well. Both Jarrett and Davis wrote for a left wing newspaper called the Chicago Defender in which they espoused a communist takeover of the United States Government. In 1971, Davis, according toJoel Gilbert, reunited with his then nine-year-old son, Barack Obama, and schooled him in the ways of being a good communist for the next nine years.

The Final Stages of Training the Manchurian Candidate

Adding more fuel to this communist fire, it is interesting to note that both Senior White House Advisers, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett were both also “Red Diaper Babies, in which they were the sons and daughters of well-to-do parents who desired communism and lived out their dreams through their children’s revolutionary activities. Other notable red-diaper babies also include such notables as Rahm Emanuel and Eric Holder. Jarrett’s situation is particularly interesting in that her family and the Ayers family have been multi-generational friends which also included a marriage between the two families. Much of the Obama administration is a nest of well-established communists and this should serve to gravely concern every American citizen.

Following the nine years of mentoring and parenting by Frank Davis, Obama made some very important communist connections which ultimately led to him obtaining an impressive college education financed by some very familiar communist activists, namely, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. You remember Bill and Bernardine, don’t you?

The Prairie Fire book was co-authored by Dohrn and Ayers, and, quite unbelievably, it was dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy’s assassin. A former FBI informant, while appearing on The Common Sense Show, Larry Grathwohl, revealed that he testified in a court of law that Ayers and Dohrn had direct involvement in a terrorist plot which killed San Francisco police sergeant, Brian V. McDonnell, by a bomb made and planted by these Weathermen Underground terrorists. How are Bernadine Dohrn and husband Bill Ayers not in prison? The only logical explanation is that Ayers and Dohrn are and were CIA assets whose mission it was consisted of guiding the young communist, Barack Obama, and his legal education and later, launching his political career. If Dohrn was not a CIA asset, then how can anyone explain how she teaches at a prominent university with her felony background, conviction and the time she briefly served in prison?

Grathwohl also revealed on The Common Sense Show that he asked Ayers, in a meeting of about 25 well-to do Weatherman, most with advanced degrees from Ivy League Universities, what the Weathermen planned to do when they achieved their goal of a communist take over the government. Grathwohl stated that Ayers paused for a moment and then said that it was likely that about 50 million Americans will have to be re-educated in concentration camps located in the American Southwest and that about 25 million would have to be eliminated, meaning that they would have to be murdered. Bill and Bernardine’s Weather Underground had the support of Cuba, East German intelligence and the North Vietnamese. I believe that Obama could end up being the fulfillment of the Ayers “re-education prediction, and with the power granted to Obama by the NDAA, that he will fulfill Ayers’ promise to Grathwohl to murder 25 million Americans who cannot be “re-educated”.

During the Vietnam war era, Ayers championed black civil rights and he and Dohrn further chastised white society for their treatment of blacks. Grathwohl also revealed that Ayers wanted to support the beginning of a race war by killing whites, from supposed black villains, and then blaming whites in order to begin a race war. How eerily similar does this sound to the Charles Manson Family and their Helter Skelter plans to execute that very same objective? While Grathwohl was infiltrating the Weathermen, Ayers ordered FBI infiltrator, Grathwohl, to blow up a Detroit police substation to which Grathwohl said that a nearby restaurant, where many blacks ate would suffer many casualties. Ayers replied that some have to die for a revolution to proceed.

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Ayers and Dohrn raised a foster son, Chesa Boudin, who worked for the late Hugo Chavez, communist dictator in charge of Venezuela. Chesa Boudin was the child of Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, members of a Weather Underground spin-off group who went to prison for an armored car robbery that resulted in the murders of two police officers and a security guard. Dohrn served seven months for her role in the robbery and this is the reason that she is ineligible to become bar certified as an attorney. Is anyone else uncomfortable with the fact that  

Ayers and Dohrn were the ones primarily responsible for educating Obama with the communist funds and then subsequently launched his political career from their living room? Well, it is true, please read on.

Allen Hulton, a 39 year veteran of the postal service, provided a sworn affidavit to Maricopa County, AZ. Sheriff investigators, led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in an effort toward determining whether or not former FOREIGN college student, Barack Obama, was eligible to be placed on Arizona’s 2012 election ballot. After reviewing Hulton’s affidavit, it is apparent that Ayers and Dohrn were in fact the de facto adoptive parents to this foreign student destined to become the first illegitimate President of the United States. As a result, Obama was treated to the finest Ivy League education that communist backed money could buy as Hulton maintains that the Ayers’ repeatedly told him that they were financing the education of a promising young black FOREIGN student at Harvard. Hulton also testified that he met Obama while at the Ayer’s home and he asked Obama what he was going to do with all his education, to which Obama politely answered:

“I am going to become the President”. Readers should take note that this is an affidavit, and as such, is formally considered to be evidence, not conjecture or hearsay. There can be no other conclusion that the communist terrorist, Bill Ayers, and his father, the former head of Con Edison, Tom Ayers, began grooming Obama to become America’s first communist President. Bill Ayers and President Obama’s relationship continues into the present time as it is on record that Ayers visited the White House in August of 2009.

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I think it is likely that the Weatherman Underground was a CIA created false flag operation simply designed to assist the communist inspired group with the ability to undermine the country and that Obama represents the

Weatherman’s finest achievement. The Weathermen were nothing more than mere Soviet collaborators that Soviet defectors had previously us warned about.

We also know that Obama’s communist affiliations continued well into his adulthood because of the good work of Joel Gilbert who discovered that Obama was active with a Weathermen Underground support group known as The May 19th Communist Organization, in New York.Perhaps, this is why Ayers was visiting the White House in 2009.

The Communists Openly Declare Victory Upon Obama’s Election

Frank Chapman, a communist activist and a member of the communist front group known as the World Peace Council. Chapman clearly used the term “mole” to describe Obama. He said Obama’s political climb and subsequent success in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries was “a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle.” Chapman further stated that, “Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through. The Communist Party USA backs Obama to the hilt.” It is clear that Obama is their man!

Conclusion

Because of the psychological principal, cognitive dissonance, no amount of direct or circumstantial proof would convince some people that the highest political position in the country has been compromised by a communist plot spanning several decades. The term cognitive dissonance refers to a person who received information so shocking, so upsetting, that they cannot adequately process that information and then instead deny the validity of the proof that anyone else could see. If you are one of the cognitive dissonance types, please allow me to ask you a few questions.

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Who was Obama’s basketball coach in high school? The President has some degree of basketball skills as he defeated former NBA player and sports broadcaster, Clark Kellogg, in a game of pig (how appropriate) in front of a national TV audience. Who was Obama’s history teacher in high school? Why don’t we see interviews with his former professors, teachers, coaches, childhood friends and his first girl friend? Who in the hell is he?

There are no visible answers to these questions are there? But still the cognitive dissonance crowd still persists with their abject denials. To them, I say let’s judge a man by his actions, not his words. Has Obama’s actions served to help or hurt America? Do his Presidential actions match up with his communist background? It is an easy, perhaps, groundless accusation that Obama is truly the manifestation of what Soviet defectors warned us about when these stated that America’s leadership would become compromised and lead America down the path of destruction.

Ask yourself America, how could we collective allow a person with Obama’s very limited political background into the White House? More importantly, how could Obama’s questionable background escape public scrutiny? And the most important question lies in understanding the the answer to this question, “Can anyone clearly demonstrate his intention to bring America down by his own actions?” The answer to this question is unquestionably YES, and this will be covered in Part Four of this series! When we put Obama’s misdeeds side-by-side, it will become easy to see how Obama is deliberately trying to dismantle America prior to entering martial law followed by World War III.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I predict that Obuma will eventually go down in history as being more hated than all the past tyrants combined. Good luck turkey, YOU DESERVE IT!

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OBAMA UNVEILS NATIONAL OBAMALAW PLAN

March 3rd, 2015 by

http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/02/obama-unveils-national-obamalaw-plan/

NEIL MUNRO

White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing.

“We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday.

“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from hisTask Force on 21st Century Policing.

Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it.”

Obama is using the crisis sparked by the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, who was killed after assaulting a shopkeeper and a policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Obama and his deputies stoked the subsequent controversy in the run-up to the 2014 election, in the hope of boosting African-American turnout. The mobilization effort failed, partly because local law-enforcement officials released a video showing Brown’s strong-arm robbery of a store shortly before the fatal shooting.

Now Obama is trying to expand progressive control by attaching more conditions to federal funding of state and local law-enforcement efforts. “We can expand the [federally-funded] COPS program… to see if we can get more incentives for local communities to apply some of the best practices and lessons that are embodied in this report,” he said.

Those best practices likely will eventually include rules that restrict police investigations of groups that are part of the Democratic coalition, and rules that try to level convictions and penalties among various sub-groups of the United Stats, regardless of actual conviction rates.

“I think communities [with police forces] across the board are going to need to consider… recommendations around prohibiting racial profiling [and] that’s a step that we’ve already taken at the federal level,” Obama said.

The report also calls for government to collect more data about state and local policing. That data will help federal officials impose new rules. “We need more information to find out how to take to scale best practices when it comes to training so that police officers are able to work in a way that reduces the possibilities of bias,“ Obama said.

State and local policing may need to be subordinated to federal social policy, Obama suggested. “Our approach to our drug laws, for example, and criminalization of nonviolent offenses rather than taking more of a public health approach — that may be something that has an impact in eroding trust between law enforcement and communities.”

Those political goals are echoed in the tasks force’s interim report.

“Law enforcement agencies should acknowledge the role of policing in past and present injustice and discrimination and how it is a hurdle to the promotion of community trust,” the report says. “The Federal Government, as well as state and local agencies, should encourage and incentivize higher education for law enforcement officers.”

Other recommendations include “Law enforcement agencies should engage community members in the training process…. [government] should ensure that basic recruit and in-service officer training include curriculum on the disease of addiction… Law enforcement agencies should implement training for officers that covers policies for interactions with the LGBTQ population, including issues such as determining gender identity for arrest placement, the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities, and immigrant or non-English speaking groups, as well as reinforcing policies for the prevention of sexual misconduct and harassment..”

Obama’s strategy matches the progressive playbook, which continuously expands progressives’ power by gradually adding more conditions to federal aid. That same strategy is implemented in education via the “Common Core” education plan, in the health-sector via Obamacare, in the banking industry via the mortgage rules that caused the damaging property bubble and in housing via Obama’s“regionalism” plan.  

That’s strategically different from prior Democratic administrations, which cited poverty as a justification for expanding federal aid. The unemployment rate for African-Americans in Ferguson is roughly 16 percent.

In his Monday statement, Obama did not mention unemployment.

Obama hinted that his plan to centralize policing rules is likely to face widespread opposition. “Law enforcement is largely a local function as opposed to a federal function…A lot of our work is going to involve local police chiefs, local elected officials, states recognizing that the moment is now for us to make these changes.”

Obama pushed the media to aid his takeover.

“Often we see an event that’s flashy; it makes the news; people are crying out for solutions. And by the time recommendations are put forward, our focus has moved on and we don’t actually see and pay attention to the concrete ways that we can improve the situation,” he said.

“There’s some good answers to be had if we don’t make this a political football or sensationalize it, but rather really focus on getting the job done,” he told the media. “So I appreciate everybody’s efforts. I’m going to be focused on it. I hope you will be, too.”

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

You can bet your slimy black ass I will be focused on it OBUMA!

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The Real Crisis Will Not Be In Stock… It Will Be In Bonds

February 27th, 2015 by

http://beforeitsnews.com/financial-markets/2015/02/the-real-crisis-will-not-be-in-stocksit-will-be-in-bonds-2815258.html

 (Before It’s News)

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By Graham Summers / Gold Seek

The mainstream financial media likes to focus on stocks because:

  • The stories are a lot sexier than bonds or currencies
  • They make for better hype jobs than bonds or currencies

If your job is to sit in front of a camera selling the notion of getting rich from investing, you’re not going to talk about bonds or currencies (maybe the latter is of interest but only with insane amounts of leverage which usually bankrupts a trader in his or her first trade).

However, today stocks are in fact a very minor story. They are, in a sense, the investing equivalent of picking up pennies in front of a steamroller.

That steamroller is the $100 trillion bond bubble.

For 30+ years, Western countries have been papering over the decline in living standards by issuing debt. In its simplest rendering, sovereign nations spent more than they could collect in taxes, so they issued debt (borrowed money) to fund their various welfare schemes.

This was usually sold as a “temporary” issue. But as politicians have shown us time and again, overspending is never a temporary issue. This is compounded by the fact that the political process largely consists of promising various social spending programs/ entitlements to incentivize voters.

This type of social spending is not temporary… this is endemic.

The US is not alone… Most major Western nations are completely bankrupt due to excessive social spending. And ALL of this spending has been fueled by bonds.

This is why Central Banks have done everything they can to stop any and all defaults from occurring in the sovereign bonds space. Indeed, when you consider the bond bubble everything Central Banks have done begins to make sense.

  1. Central banks cut interest rates to make these gargantuan debts more serviceable.
  2. Central banks want/target inflation because it makes the debts more serviceable and puts off the inevitable debt restructuring.
  3. Central banks are terrified of debtdeflation (Fed Chair Janet Yellen herself admitted that oil’s recent deflation was an economic positive) because it would burst the bond bubble and bankrupt sovereign nations.
  4. The bond bubble, like all bubbles, will burst. When it does, everything about investing will change.

Bonds have been in bull market since the early ‘80s. Thus, an entire generation of investors and money managers (anyone under the age of 55) has been investing in an era in which risk has generally gotten cheaper and cheaper.

This, in turn, has driven the rise in leverage in the financial system. As the risk-free rate fell, so did all other rates of return. Thus investors turned to leverage or using borrowed money to try to gain greater rates of return on their capital.

Today, that leverage has resulted in $100 trillion in bonds with over $555 trillion in derivatives based on bonds.

This bubble, literally dwarfs all other bubbles. To put this into perspective, the Credit Default Swap  (CDS) market that nearly took down the financial system in 2008 was only a tenth of this ($50-$60 trillion).

When this bubble bursts, 2008 will look like a picnic.

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FINANCIAL REPRESSION TIMELINE – NEAR TERM

February 25th, 2015 by

http://www.gordontlong.com/Financial_Repression.htm

A Joint Initiative of GordonTLong.com and CliffKule.com

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CURRENT FINANCIAL REPRESSION INITIATIVES

 

(MONEY MARKET FUND GATES (SEC REGULATIONS)

  • **FRA POST: Central-Planners Herd Money Market Funds Into Government Financing
  • **FRA POST: Fund managers now have the Legal Right to ‘suspend redemptions’ by the you on your Money Market Funds
  • “Redemption Gates” for Money Market Funds Acting Man —“The adoption of ‘redemption gates’ effectively means that money market fund boards will be able to suspend the property rights of their customers. Once again, this creates a big disadvantage for the money market fund industry in favor of banks, since demand deposits will continue to lack such ‘redemption gates’, in spite of the fact that banks are de facto unable to actually pay out all demand deposits, or even a large portion of them, ‘on demand’. It is an interesting detail that retail customers are to be exempt from this regulation based on the idea that they are basically too addled to react to crisis conditions. Why are such regulations held to be required at all? Are regulators implying that the system has not been ‘made safe’ by adopting several telephone book-sized tomes of additional regulations?”
  • SEC Votes Through Money Market Exit Gates Zero Hedge — the SEC has adopted the news rules designed to curb the risk of money market investor runs .. “Among the changes, funds will have to switch to a floating share price instead of the current $1/share (hence the term breaking the buck). But the key part: ‘The SEC’s rule will require prime money market funds to move from a stable $1 per share net asset value, to a floating NAV. It also will let fund boards lower redemption ‘gates’ and fees in times of market stress.” .. suggests this may send money market investor rushing out & into other asset classes – the SEC, the Federal Reserve & the U.S. Treasury hope that asset class is stocks to keep the stock market rising .. “Clearly, everyone understand that the only purpose behind implementing ‘gates’ is to redirect the herd. And with some $2.6 trillion in assets, money markets can serve as a convenient source of ‘forced buying’ now that QE is tapering if only for the time being. The only question is whether the herd will agree to this latest massive behavioral experiment by the Fed, and allocate their funds to a stock market which is now trading at a higher P/E multiple than during the last market peak.”
  • ALERT: Pull Your Money From Money Markets Now! Economic Policy Journal
  • U.S. SEC poised to adopt reforms for money market funds Reuters
  • Fund managers on alert over money market shake-up FT –The SEC is looking to drive money market funds to only government securities, especially institutional money market funds – this means money market funds will be helping to pay for the government debt ..  The SEC is also planning to allow fees and restrictions on redemptions in times of stress, but it is not clear how widely these will be applied across the money markets – FT: “Any restrictions on redemptions may not be severe at first, but the regulations will only become more restrictive over time. Don’t waste time thinking you are going to monitor the situation and get out later. Get out now, when the getting is easy.”

 Do you know the difference between a money market fund and a money market account? CNBC Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains the big difference

BAIL-IN (GLOBAL – G20 LEGISLATION)

  • Australia: ‘Bail in’ Rules May Be Inevitable In Australia – August 22, 2014 Bail in’ rules may be inevitable, says David Murray of the Financial Systems Inquiry Chair in Australia .. “It appears there’s a wide consensus that bail-in would considerably expand the buffer, would further assist in the mechanisms for the protection of depositors, and importantly would create a system where it is less likely that the government would be dragged into a crisis.” .. Australia may have little choice but to adopt “bail-in” rules that expose bank creditors to losses, due to our dependence on foreign capital .. more financial repression.
  • Canada: Department Of Finance Releases Proposal For Canadian Bail-In Regime Canada’s government is looking to implement a bail-in regime to limit exposure to a government bailout – the idea is for troubled banks to shaft bank depositors of their bank deposits first .. “The G-20, including Canada, endorsed the Financial Stability Board’s Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions in 2011, a set of best practices for the resolution of financial institutions which contemplates the establishment of a bail-in regime.”

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PENSION CONTROLS

**FRA POST: Federal Reserve & Congress Talk “ENHANCED PRUDENTIAL STANDARDS”

CAPITAL CONTROLS (CASEY RESEARCH ON COMING CAPITAL CONTROLS)

**FRA POST: Indebted Governments Will Resort To Capital Controls

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1: IMF Endorses Capital Controls

Bloomberg reported in December 2012 that the “IMF has endorsed the use of capital controls in certain circumstances.“ This is particularly important because the IMF, arguably an even more prominent institution since the global financial crisis started, has always had an official stance against capital controls. “In a reversal of its historic support for unrestricted flows of money across borders, the IMF said controls can be useful…” Will individual governments jump on this bandwagon? “It will be tacitly endorsed by a lot of central banks,”says Boston University professor Kevin Gallagher. If so, it could be more than just your home government that will clamp down on storing assets elsewhere.

2: There Is Academic Support for Capital Controls

Many mainstream economists support capital controls. For example, famed Harvard Economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff wrote the following earlier this year:

Governments should consider taking a more eclectic range of economic measures than have been the norm over the past generation or two. The policies put in place so far, such as budgetary austerity, are little match for the size of the problem, and may make things worse. Instead, governments should take stronger action, much as rich economies did in past crises.

Aside from the dangerously foolish idea that reining in excessive government spending is a bad thing, Reinhart and Rogoff are saying that even more massive government intervention should be pursued. This opens the door to all kinds of dubious actions on the part of politicians, including—to my point today—capital controls.

“Ms. Reinhart and Mr. Rogoff suggest debt write-downs and ‘financial repression’, meaning the use of a combination of moderate inflation and constraints on the flow of capital to reduce debt burdens.” The Reinhart and Rogoff report basically signals to politicians that it’s not only acceptable but desirable to reduce their debts by restricting the flow of capital across borders. Such action would keep funds locked inside countries where said politicians can plunder them as they see fit.

3: Confiscation of Savings on the Rise

“So, what’s the big deal?” Some might think. “I live here, work here, shop here, spend here, and invest here. I don’t really need funds outside my country anyway!” Well, it’s self-evident that putting all of one’s eggs in any single basket, no matter how safe and sound that basket may seem, is risky—extremely risky in today’s financial climate. In addition, when it comes to capital controls, storing a little gold outside one’s home jurisdiction can help avoid one major calamity, a danger that is growing virtually everywhere in the world: the outright confiscation of people’s savings.

The IMF, in a report entitled “Taxing Times,” published in October of 2013, on page 49, states: “The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a capital levy—a one-off tax on private wealth—as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability.”

The problem is debt. And now countries with higher debt levels are seeking to justify a tax on the wealth of private citizens. So, to skeptics regarding the value of international diversification, I would ask: Does the country you live in have a lot of debt? Is it unsustainable? If debt levels are dangerously high, the IMF says your politicians could repay it by taking some of your wealth.

The following quote sent shivers down my spine…

The appeal is that such a task, if implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that is will never be repeated, does not distort behavior, and may be seen by some as fair. The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be weighed against the risks of the alternatives, which include repudiating public debt or inflating it away.

The IMF has made it clear that invoking a levy on your assets would have to be done before you have time to make other arrangements. There will be no advance notice. It will be fast, cold, and cruel. Notice also that one option is to simply inflate debt away. Given the amount of indebtedness in much of the world, inflation will certainly be part of the “solution,” with or without outright confiscation of your savings. (So make sure you own enough gold, and avoid government bonds like the plague.)

Further, the IMF has already studied how much the tax would have to be: The tax rates needed to bring down public debt to pre-crisis levels are sizable: reducing debt ratios to 2007 levels would require, for a sample of 15 euro area countries, a tax rate of about 10% on households with a positive net worth. Note that the criterion is not billionaire status, nor millionaire, nor even “comfortably well off.” The tax would apply to anyone with a positive net worth. And the 10% wealth-grab would, of course, be on top of regular income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, etc.

4: We Like Pension Funds

Unfortunately, it’s not just savings. Carmen Reinhart (again) and M. Belén Sbrancia made the following suggestions in a 2011 paper:

Historically, periods of high indebtedness have been associated with a rising incidence of default or restructuring of public and private debts. A subtle type of debt restructuring takes the form of ‘financial repression.’ Financial repression includes directed lending to government by captive domestic audiences (such as pension funds), explicit or implicit caps on interest rates, regulation of cross-border capital movements, and (generally) a tighter connection between government and banks.

Yes, your retirement account is now a “captive domestic audience.” Are you ready to “lend” it to the government? “Directed” means “compulsory” in the above statement, and you may not have a choice if “regulation of cross-border capital movements”—capital controls—are instituted.

5: The Eurozone Sanctions Money-Grabs

Germany’s Bundesbank weighed in on this subject last January:

“Countries about to go bankrupt should draw on the private wealth of their citizens through a one-off capital levy before asking other states for help.”

The context here is that of Germans not wanting to have to pay for the mistakes of Italians, Greeks, Cypriots, or whatnot. Fair enough, but the “capital levy” prescription is still a confiscation of funds from individuals’ banks or brokerage accounts.

Here’s another statement that sent shivers down my spine:

A capital levy corresponds to the principle of national responsibility, according to which tax payers are responsible for their government’s obligations before solidarity of other states is required.

The central bank of the strongest economy in the European Union has explicitly stated that you are responsible for your country’s fiscal obligations—and would be even if you voted against them! No matter how financially reckless politicians have been, it is your duty to meet your country’s financial needs.

This view effectively nullifies all objections. It’s a clear warning.

And it’s not just the Germans. On February 12, 2014, Reuters reported on an EU commission document that states:

The savings of the European Union’s 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis.

Reuters reported that the Commission plans to request a draft law, “to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing.”

EU officials are explicitly telling us that the pensions and savings of its citizens are fair game to meet the union’s financial needs. If you live in Europe, the writing is on the wall.

Actually, it’s already under way… Reuters recently reported that Spain has

…introduced a blanket taxation rate of .03% on all bank account deposits, in a move aimed at… generating revenues for the country’s cash-strapped autonomous communities.

The regulation, which could bring around 400 million euros ($546 million) to the state coffers based on total deposits worth 1.4 trillion euros, had been tipped as a possible sweetener for the regions days after tough deficit limits for this year and next were set by the central government.

Some may counter that since Spain has relatively low tax rates and the bail-in rate is small, this development is no big deal. I disagree: it establishes the principle, sets the precedent, and opens the door for other countries to pursue similar policies.

6: Canada Jumps on the Confiscation Bandwagon

You may recall this text from last year’s budget in Canada:

“The Government proposes to implement a bail-in regime for systemically important banks.”

A bail-in is what they call it when a government takes depositors’ money to plug a bank’s financial holes—just as was done in Cyprus last year.

This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital.

What’s a “bank liability”? Your deposits. How quickly could they do such a thing? They just told us: fast enough that you won’t have time to react.

By the way, the Canadian bail-in was approved on a national level just one week after the final decision was made for the Cyprus bail-in.

7: FATCA

Have you considered why the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was passed into law? It was supposed to crack down on tax evaders and collect unpaid tax revenue. However, it’s estimated that it will only generate $8.7 billion over 10 years, which equates to 0.18% of the current budget deficit. And that’s based on rosy government projections.

FATCA was snuck into the HIRE Act of 2010, with little notice or discussion. Since the law will raise negligible revenue, I think something else must be going on here. If you ask me, it’s about control.

In my opinion, the goal of FATCA is to keep US savers trapped in US banks and in the US dollar, in case the US wants to implement a Cyprus-like bail-in. Given the debt load in the US and given statements made by government officials, this seems like a reasonable conclusion to draw.

This is why I think that the institution of capital controls is a “when” question, not an “if” one. The momentum is clearly gaining steam for some form of capital controls being instituted in the near future. If you don’t internationalize, you must accept the risk that your assets will be confiscated, taxed, regulated, and/or inflated away.

What to Expect Going Forward

  • First, any announcement will probably not use the words “capital controls.”It will be couched positively, for the “greater good,” and words like “patriotic duty” will likely feature prominently in mainstream press and government press releases. If you try to transfer assets outside your country, you could be branded as a traitor or an enemy of the state, even among some in your own social circles.
  • Controls will likely occur suddenly and with no warning. When did Cyprus implement their bail-in scheme? On a Friday night after banks were closed. By the way, prior to the bail-in, citizens were told the Cypriot banks had “government guarantees” and were “well-regulated.” Those assurances were nothing but a cruel joke when lightning-fast confiscation was enacted.
  • Restrictions could last a long time. While many capital controls have been lifted in Cyprus, money transfers outside the country still require approval from the Central Bank—over a year after the bail-in.
  • They’ll probably be retroactive.Actually, remove the word “probably.” Plenty of laws in response to prior financial crises have been enacted retroactively. Any new fiscal or monetary emergency would provide easy justification to do so again. If capital controls or savings confiscations were instituted later this year, for example, they would likely be retroactive to January 1. For those who have not yet taken action, it could already be too late.
  • Social environment will be chaotic.If capital controls are instituted, it will be because we’re in some kind of economic crisis, which implies the social atmosphere will be rocky and perhaps even dangerous. We shouldn’t be surprised to see riots, as there would be great uncertainty and fear. That’s dangerous in its own right, but it’s also not the kind of environment in which to begin making arrangements.
  • Ban vs. levy. Imposing capital controls is a risky move for a government to make; even the most reckless politicians understand this. That won’t stop them, but it could make them act more subtly. For instance, they might not impose actual bans on moving money across borders, but instead place a levy on doing so. Say, a 50% levy? That would “encourage” funds to remain inside a given country. Why not 100%? You could be permitted to transfer $10,000 outside the country—but if the fee for doing so is $10,000, few will do it. Such verbal games allow politicians to claim they have not enacted capital controls and yet achieve the same effect. There are plenty of historical examples of countries doing this very thin

Keep in mind: Who will you complain to? If the government takes a portion of your assets, legally, who will you sue? You will have no recourse. And don’t expect anyone below your tax bracket to feel sorry for you.

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POLICY CONTROLS (Monetary, Fiscal, Public & Tax Policy)

  • January 2015 Financial Repression – New IMF Paper on The Liquidation of Government Debt New IMF paper by Carmen Reinhart & M. Belen Sbrancia .. presents how public debt is often reduced through the use of financial repression – a tax on bondholders & savers via negative or below market real interest rates .. from abstract:High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial repression, a tax on bondholders and savers via negative or below-market real interest rates. After WWII, capital controls and regulatory restrictions created a captive audience for government debt .. Financial repression is most successful in liquidating debt when accompanied by inflation. For the advanced economies, real interest rates were ne gative ½ of the time during 1945–1980. Average annual interest expense savings for a 12—country sample range from about 1 to 5% of GDP for the full 1945–1980 period. We suggest that, once again, financial repression may be part of the toolkit deployed to cope with the most recent surge in public debt in advanced economies.”
  • October 2014 – Financial Repression is Very Low Interest Rates for a Very Long Time The 16th annual Geneva Report by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies & written by senior economists including 3 former senior central bankers, predicts interest rates across the world will have to stay low for a “very, very long” time to enable households, companies, & governments to service their debts and avoid another crash .. The report’s authors expect interest rates to stay lower than market expectations because the rise in debt means that borrowers would be unable to withstand faster rate rises .. “Global debt-to-GDP is still growing, breaking new highs .. At the same time, in a poisonous combination, world growth and inflation are also lower than previously expected, also – though not only – as a legacy of the past crisis. Deleveraging and slower nominal growth are in many cases interacting in a vicious loop, with the latter making the deleveraging process harder and the former exacerbating the economic slowdown. Moreover, the global capacity to take on debt has been reduced through the combination of slower expansion in real output and lower inflation.” 
  • October 2014 – Financial Repression is the likely approach for Governments to pay down debt Great insightful article on financial repression by Daniel Amerman .. questions how the U.S. federal government can pay down its enormous debt .. sees 4 primary options that the government can take: 1) Decades of austerity with higher taxes and lower government spending. 2) Defaulting on government debts. 3) Inflating away the value of the debt through rapidly slashing the value of the currency. 4) Using “Financial Repression”, a process that is complex enough that the average voter never understands how it works, thus allowing governments to use this potent but subtle method of taking vast sums of private wealth, year after year, decade after decade, with almost no political consequences. The essay reminds readers the 4th option is the likely approach, points out the world took this approach in the 1940s through the 1970s to pay down government debt .. “Because of the sheer size of the problem – most of the population must be made to participate, year after year. Financial Repression therefore uses an assortment of carrots and sticks to ensure that investors have little choice but to participate – on a playing field that has been rigged against them as a matter of design – even if they are among the small minority who are aware of what is being done to them.”The essay covers 4 areas of financial repression: 1) Inflation (Shearing #1)  2) Negative Real Interest Rates (Shearing #2) 3) Funding By Financial Institutions (Fence #1). 4) Capital Controls (Fence #2). 
  • September 2014 – Governments Implementing Financial Repression International Man article on how western world indebted governments need money, how they will protect the big banks at the expense of the citizens with financial repression ..  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a horrifying paper, called The Fund’s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt. That paper in turn was based on one from December 2013, called Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten .. The December 2013 document, right at the start, says that financial repression is necessary: “The claim is that advanced countries do not need to resort to the standard toolkit of emerging markets, including debt restructurings and conversions, higher inflation, capital controls and other forms of financial repression .. As we document, this claim is at odds with the historical track record of most advanced economies, where debt restructuring or conversions, financial repression, and a tolerance for higher inflation, or a combination of these were an integral part of the resolution of significant past debt overhangs.” .. The IMF report goes on to say: “Governments can stuff debt into local pension funds and insurance companies, forcing them through regulation to accept far lower rates of return than they might otherwise demand .. Domestic defaults, restructurings, or conversions are particularly difficult to document and can sometimes be disguised as ‘voluntary’ .. The Fund would be able to provide exceptional access on the basis of a debt operation that involves an extension of maturities .. That means that 30-day notes can be instantly turned into 30-year bonds.” – this last sentence means the ability to change 30-day notes into 30-year bonds, effectively holding the money captive for a much longer period of time
  • Monetary Policy & Financial Repression in Britain, 1951 – 59 New book coming out by William Allen on Monetary Policy and Financial Repression in Britain, 1951 – 59 .. this book explores the politics of formulating monetary policy in the 1950s, the tools implementing it & discusses the parallels between the present monetary policy & that of 1951 .. “Drawing on official archives, this study describes how monetary policy was decided on, implemented and communicated at a time when the government was struggling with massive post-war debts while maintaining welfare and military spending and cutting taxes. It discusses the roles of the Governor of the Bank of England, Cameron Cobbold, and of successive Chancellors R.A. Butler, Harold Macmillan, Peter Thorneycroft and Derick Heathcoat Amory, and Macmillan’s continued dominance of monetary policy after he became Prime Minister. It explains the intimate relationships between monetary policy, government debt management and fiscal policy, and the use of ‘financial repression’.”
  • Low Interest Rates & Inflation To Address Financial Repression Article points out the worse things get on the European financial/economic crisis, the more pressure there is on the European Central Bank (ECB) to print money – stocks will likely go up as this happens on the anticipation that the ECB will given in & start money printing .. “The ECB would print money and use it to buy eurozone government bonds, in order to prop up the region’s banking sector, and to encourage more risk-taking by lenders and investors. Of course, any hint of more money-printing always cheers the market, and European stocks reacted well to the news.” .. the article points to how U.S. & UK stocks have similarly reacted positively on all the money printing .. whether all this money is good for the economy or whether it even benefits the economy in any positive way is another question .. the article emphasizes the approach of financial repression taken by the U.S. & UK in keeping interest rates down & allowing inflation to rise in order to pay off some government debt via inflation, rather than by defaulting or cutting back spending .. most western world governments are in this bind, so that “we could see interest rates staying lower than markets expect for some time. And in the longer run, we could see a lot more inflation than we’ve been used to as well” .. in terms of investing, the article suggests sticking with countries that are looking to do more money printing & that have relatively inexpensive stock markets, such as Europe or Japan.
  • This Is Going To Destabilize The Entire World Financial System Ronald-Peter Stoferle, Incrementum AG “Bond prices in practically all industrialized nations are near all-time highs. Never before have interest rates been this low on a global basis. If one examines these events more closely, it becomes clear that the underlying problems cannot be solved by global zero interest rate policy, but that the natural selection process of the market is instead being undermined .. Interest rates are the heart, soul and life of the free enterprise system .. This truth is however veiled and distorted at the moment. Governments, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and consumers that are acting in an uneconomic manner are thus kept artificially afloat. As a result, instead of them being punished for their errors, these errors are perpetuated. Protraction of this process of selection leads to a structural weakening of the economy, and a concomitant increase in the system’s fragility .. Declining interest rate levels make a gradual increase in public indebtedness possible, while the interest burden (as a share of government spending) does not grow .. Without negative real interest rates, the steadily growing mountains of debt would long ago have ceased to be sustainable. Central banks are increasingly prisoners of the policy of over-indebtedness .. Central banks and governments are currently trying to create an increase in prosperity out of nothing. Such a monetary perpetuum mobile would be quite desirable for humankind, however, historically such attempts have at best led to a brief sugar high followed by a major hangover.
  • Alasdair Macleod On The Markets: Keep Calm & Carry On “Investment is now all about the trend and little else. You never have to value anything properly any more: just measure confidence. This approach to investing resonates with post-Keynesian economics and government planning. The expectations of the crowd, or its animal spirits, are now there to be managed. No longer is there the seemingly irrational behaviour of unfettered markets dominated by independent thinkers. Forward guidance is just the latest manifestation of this policy. It represents the triumph of economic management over the markets .. Doubtless there is a growing band of central bankers who believe that with this control they have finally discovered Keynes’s Holy Grail: the euthanasia of the rentier and his replacement by the state as the primary source of business capital. This being the case, last month’s dip in the markets will turn out to be just that, because intervention will simply continue and if necessary be ramped up .. But in the process, all market risk is being transferred from bonds, equities and all other financial assets into currencies themselves; and it is the outcome of their purchasing power that will prove to be the final judgement in the debate of markets versus economic planning.”
  • The Fed’s Financial Repression At Work: How Big Blue Was Turned Into A Wall Street Slush Fund David Stockman — “IBM is a poster child for the ill-effects of the Fed’s financial repression. In effect, the Fed’s zero interest rate policies are telling big companies to issue truckloads of debt and use the proceeds to buyback shares hand-over-fist. That way fast money speculators on Wall Street are appeased by the resulting share price lift, and top executives collect bigger winnings on their stock options.”
  • Time For Regime Change At The Eccles Building: Interest Rate Pegging Is Destroying Capitalism 07-13-14 David Stockman
  • BoJ To Engage In ‘Financial Repression'; We Stay Long USD/JPY – BNPP 07-11-14 eFX News “Japan now has one of the highest inflation rates in the G10. Our economists expect the BoJ to engage in ‘financial repression’ to restrain the rise in JGB yields that results from Japan’s fiscal dynamics,” BNPP says as a rationale behind this view. “A larger overshoot in Japan’s inflation rate would also see the yen weaken. If inflation gets out of hand, we could, our economists suggest, see an ‘operation twist’ policy in Japan – similar to that witnessed in the US. This would entail aggressive purchases of JGBs coupled with interest rate hikes to stave off inflation. The resultant inversion in the yield curve, along with the upside shock to inflation, is a risk scenario for Japan and the ensuing adverse growth-inflation paradigm would necessarily entail a weaker yen,” BNPP argues. “In addition, a re-allocation in the government pension investment fund (GPIF) and a likely pick-up in Japanese outflows will mean JPY weakens,” BNPP adds.
  • Expropriation Is Back – Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World? Zero Hedge
  • Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Unveils “New Strategy” – Buy 5% Of Every European Stock 06-24-14
  • Boston Consulting Group Study September 2011
  • Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten – December 2013 IMF
  • Extending Maturities on Bonds – 05-22-14 IMF
  • MyRA

MyRA – More About Getting Votes Than Helping Middle Class

The Three Stooges Debunk myRA – Zero Hedge

The MyRA Propaganda Begins A Start To A Secure Retirement Promises Treasury Secretary

Obama To Unveil Treasury IRAs, Or Planning For A Post-Monetization World

The Next Shoe To Drop On Your Retirement Account

Default, Deflation and Financial Repression

ECB Seriously Considering Negative Interest Rates; New Central Bank Mottos

First It Was Bail-Ins And Now EU Sees “Personal Pension Savings” As “Plug” For Banks

Furious Backlash Forces HSBC To Scrap Large Cash Withdrawal Limit

We Are From The Government And We Are Here To Offer You A No Risk, Guaranteed Return Investment Product

Theft Is Deflationary – Especially The Crony-CapitalistState Kind

When Saving Interest Rates Go Negative

REGULATORY CONTROLS & ENFORCEMENT

  • U.S. Pushing Banks On Dodd-Frank Act To Make It Easier For Government To FREEZE YOUR MONEY – Financial Repression Via Regulations “The U.S. wants big banks to simplify their Dodd-Frank Act resolution plans so it’s easier for government to freeze your money.” .. Bloomberg reports on the progress made by Wall Street banks developing their “living wills” as part of the Dodd-Frank Act legislation attempting to minimize “too big to fail” banks .. Bloomberg: “The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. told 11 of the largest U.S. and foreign banks, including JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), that they botched their so-called living wills. The agencies ordered the banks to simplify their legal structures and revise some practices to make sure they can collapse without damaging the wider financial system.” Jim Rickards:
  • Fischer worries about macroprudential policy– 07-10-14 FT Mr Fischer’s most interesting remarks relate to his experience with macroprudential policy in Israel. Israel’s bank supervisor used a range of tools to restrict mortgage lending and try to avert a housing bubble. Mr Fischer draws three lessons:
  • Prohibiting Banks From Paying Interest On Demand Deposits Regulation Q
  • Basel Accord II and III – 05-16-14 Cliff Küle

PUBLIC & PRIVATE PRESSURES & PENALTIES

Charting The Death Of The Saver

Placing the Government Debt on the back off Savers & Pensioners

(ie the 75M Baby Boomers About to Retire)

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The Number One Reason Why Americans Will Not Fight Back Against the New World Order

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By Dave Hodges

Our Congress has an all-time low 9% approval rating, and Obama’s overall popularity is in the toilet. It has been 12 years since I declared war upon the central bankers when they tried to steal my property and that of 300 of my neighbors without one dime being paid in compensation.

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In that time, I have watched and written about how 13 million homes have been illegally stolen by the MERS mortgage fraud. In Congressional hearings, we have all seen how the IRS harasses and intimidates thousands of enemies of Obama (i.e. the Tea Party) as well as AP reporters who do not report the news in a manner pleasing to the President. The American people have permitted the passage of the NDAA which allows government the right to secretly arrest people without due process of law and hold them indefinitely. We barely notice as Obama declared himself to be “King” as he passed Executive Order 13603  in which he can take everything you own as well as your freedom at the mere whim of this President. In today’s militarized society, people have an 8 times greater chance of mistakenly being killed by their local police than being killed by a terrorist and on ans on it goes as nobody does anything about it.

Even Most of the Awake Act Like Sheep

I have watched millions of our fellow countrymen show evidence that they are in various stages of waking up to the bankster inspired tyranny that is attacking every facet of our lives. The Independent Media has done a marvelous job of reaching the masses despite being ridiculed and shut out of the mainstreammedia. The Independent Media is being so effective that Congress  has attempted, on several occasions, to declare us to “not be journalists” (e.g. courtesy of Dianne Feinstein and John McCain) in several bills that have narrowly failed in Congress.

It is my considered opinion that we have awakened enough people who are collectively capable of making substantial and fundamental differences. This begs the obvious question, then why don’t we see a massive uprising against the central bankers and their institutions of control? There is no simple answer which will explain all the fence-sitting we are witnessing in the country today. However, there is one social-psychological factor which explains why the majority of the people who are awake to the present level of tyranny are not sufficiently motivated to act and that factor is called bystander apathy.

Bystander Apathy

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The term bystander apathy (i.e. fence sitting) refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses.

The most frequently cited example of the bystander effect in introductory psychology textbooks is the brutal murder of a young woman named Catherine “Kitty” Genovese. On Friday, March 13, 1964, the 28-year-old Genovese was returning home from work. While Genvovese approached her apartment entrance, she was attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a man later identified as Winston Moseley.

Despite Genovese’s repeated calls for help, none of the dozen people in the nearby apartment building who heard her cries called the police. The attack first began at 3:20 AM, but it was not until 3:50 AM that someone first contacted police. Genovese’s death was preventable and the failure of her neighbors to report the crime in progress, brought the social-psychology term, bystander apathy, into the national discussion about people’s unwillingness to act in an emergency situation.

There are two major factors that contribute to bystander apathy. First, the presence of other people creates a diffusion of responsibility. Because there are other observers, individuals do not feel as much pressure to take action, since the responsibility to take action is thought to be shared among all of those present. Generally speaking, the greater the number of people which are present in an emergency, the less likely people are to take action.

The implication of Bystander Apathy would strongly suggest that the more people that are awakened by the Independent Media, the less likely individuals are going to act in defense of life of and liberty against the encroaching bankster tyranny.

The second reason that people refuse to get involved is due to the the need to behave in correct and socially acceptable ways. When other observers fail to react, individuals often take this as a signal that a response is not needed or not appropriate. Other researchers have found that onlookers are less likely to intervene if the situation is ambiguous. In the case of Genovese, most of the 38 witnesses reported that they believed that they were witnessing a “lover’s quarrel,” and did not realize that the young woman was actually being murdered. That is like saying the Nazis were only taking the Jews for a weekend holiday and it was all for their own good.

Bystander Apathy Is Synonymous With National Suicide

I spoke on the phone with researcher, Deborah Tavares a few nights ago and she informed me that people are already being disappeared off the street, presumably under the NDAA. People are being incarcerated and forcibly medicated against their will. Yet, beyond a few people such as Deborah Tavares, nobody is saying anything about this phenomenon. Deborah will be my guest on my radio show on March 1, 2015 from 9-11pm Central.

One year ago today on February 22, 2014,  I revealed the existence of a classified Army document which has been leaked online, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF). The document was originally to be kept secret, but everyone in the military command structure, as far as we know, is not on board with the encroaching tyranny sweeping across this country. Yet, one year later, nobody has done anything about this threat to American civil liberties.

Straight from the Internment/Resettlement article (12 February 2010 FM 3-39.40 1-5) it states the following:

“…I/R operations may place Soldiers in continuous contact with or near insurgents, terrorists, or criminals who will exploit every opportunity to escape and kill or injure U.S. personnel or multinational partners“.

Speaking of our  “Multinational partners”, there are Russian troops training on our soil, along with other UN “Peacekeeping” troops. The above excerpt and the following paragraphs will make it clear regarding the INTENT to use “multinational partners” to round up and detain American citizens.

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Russian troops allowed into the previously conducted Grid EX II simulated EMP attack drill? Russian troops have also been used to police major events on American soil. This is martial law desensitization training in which the Russians are trained to interact with American citizens. Also, FEMA signed a bilateral agreement with the Russian military to permit a minimum of 15,000 Russian soldiers to train on American soil and this was at a time when both Russia and China threatened to nuke the United States if we dared to invade Syria or Iran in the Fall of 2013.

The following is a quote from the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry:

“The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the USA Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are going to exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters. This is provided by a protocol of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, which took place in Washington on 25 June 2013.

The document provides for expert cooperation in disaster response operations and to study the latest practices. In addition, the parties approved of U.S.-Russian cooperation in this field in 2013-2014, which envisages exchange of experience including in monitoring and forecasting emergency situations, training of rescuers, development of mine-rescuing and provision of security at mass events.”

Russian defectors have long warned the United States about a multi-generational plot to conquer the United States from within. We know that former communist inspired Weathermen Underground leader, Bill Ayers, launched Obama’s political career from his Chicago home. Domestic terrorist, Bill Ayersstill visits the White House.

Despite the public availability to this frightening information, the American sheep and even those that are awake are not even discussing these event, much less doing anything about it.

Conclusion

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Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.

It is not difficult to conclude that America is going to continue to fade into the annals of history without so much as a collective whimper. Spare me the “300 hundred million handguns bravado”. Where are they?

When I grew up learning about the Holocaust and read Martin Niemöller’s quote, I never realized that I would someday be living the essence of his quote in modern day America.

 2-6-2015 10-13-51 AM

State Passes Law to Legalize Shooting Police

February 18th, 2015 by

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/state-passes-law-legalize-self-defense-police/

2-17-2015 9-39-53 AM

By Matt Agorist

Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning ‘public servants’ unlawfully entering another person’s property.

All too often, we see examples of cops breaking into the wrong house and shooting the family dog, or worse, killing a member of the family.

Well, Indiana has taken action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”

This special amendment is no revolutionary new thought, only common sense.

Self-defense is a natural right; when laws are in place that protect incompetent police by removing one’s ability to protect one’s self, simply because the aggressor has a badge and a uniform, this is a human rights violation. Indiana is leading the way by recognizing this right and creating legislation to protect it.

Of course cops have already begun to fear monger the passage of this bill, “If I pull over a car and I walk up to it and the guy shoots me, he’s going to say, ‘Well, he was trying to illegally enter my property,’ ” said Joseph Hubbard, 40, president of Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100. “Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”

Instead of looking at the beneficial aspect of this law, which creates the incentive for police to act responsibly and just, Hubbard takes the ‘higher than thou’ attitude and is simply worried about himself.

How about questioning the immoral laws that you are enforcing in the first place? Or how about sympathizing with the innocent people whose pets and family members have been slain, due to police negligence?

Who’s to say that a cop pulling you over to extort money from you for the victimless crime of not wearing a seatbelt, isn’t an unlawful act? Or how about breaking down your door in the middle of the night to kidnap you and throw you in a cage for possessing a plant?

Hopefully this legislation will lead to these arbitrary traffic and drug enforcement “laws” in place solely for revenue collection (aka theft), being brought into question.

The law states:

(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to:
(1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;
(2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or
(3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect.

It is through legislation such as this, which will empower people again and aid in bringing down these tyrants from their pedestals, who are given free rein to murder and pillage without consequence.

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 2-6-2015 10-13-51 AM

THE REAL STATE OF THE USA TODAY

February 17th, 2015 by

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By J.B. Williams
February 16, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

The state of our nations’ disunity is epic. Our once great nation is in an accelerating death spiral and nobody seems to know who to blame or what to do about it, no matter how obvious the answers to those questions.

Unfortunately, most Americans have been carefully trained to focus all attention on the election process, as the sole means of holding their “public servants” accountable for their misdeeds. Before one election ends, the next election campaign season begins, and the people find themselves trapped in a constant campaign state, as they repeatedly miss the forest for the trees.

When all else fails, return to the basics… Keep it simple, because the more complex the problems, the more simple the solutions must be. Complex solutions are never carried out. Simple solutions work…

In this case, we are experiencing a period in history when everything established by our Founders is under assault, most of it already destroyed. One needs to look no further than the preamble to the U.S. Constitution to confirm it, or beyond the Declaration of Independence to know what to do about it.

At Our Foundation

The people, through the consent of the colonies, created the Federal Government in the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and the people, stated for what purposes they created that system of self-governance in the preamble itself.

In order to form a more perfect union;
To establish Justice;
To insure domestic tranquility;
To provide for the common defense;
To promote a general welfare;
All of which is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

Everything that follows in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is erected for the sole purposes stated in the preamble, those six simple reasons for all of it. All six of those purposes have been violated by the Federal Government since, and so long as the people allow it to continue, they have no Representative Constitutional Republic and they never will have it again.

The Violations are Obvious and Many

To form a more perfect union? – Our country is divided more than at any previous time in our history. No matter whom we elect or who controls the chambers of Congress, the approval rating of the people remains in the single digits, indicating 90% disapproval, which might be the only thing Americans are actually united on today, although they will disagree on the reasons for that disapproval.

The current Administration is bouncing between 36-50% approval, depending upon which poll you believe and what day you look at the poll. At best, half of the people support the perceived direction of this administration and half stand totally opposed to the reality.

Nearly every Supreme Court opinion, unrestrained by the Supreme Law of our Land, is divided in a 5-4 “social justice” ruling, leaning slightly left or right of center depending on the issue at hand. No matter which branch of the Federal government we look at, the nation is totally divided on each, as are the branches themselves. We are no longer even trying to form a more perfect union. Our disunity has almost reached perfection…

To establish Justice? – Which justice are we talking about? Constitutional Justice, equal protection under the law, and equal application of our laws, governed by the Supreme Law of the Land? The solemn Oath to “faithfully execute the laws of the United States and to at all times protect and preserve the U.S. Constitution as the Supreme Law of this land?” – Or, social justice, the misuse and common law subversion of Constitutional law, allegedly for the “greater social good?”

What we have at the moment is worse than a totally lawless society. In a totally lawless society, anarchy, no one follows the laws and the will of the people can eventually prevail, just as it did following the anarchy leading up to the American Revolution.

What we have today is tyranny, wherein the common law-makers, interpreters and enforcers can operate completely outside of the law and beyond any constitutional authority with impunity. They make, interpret and enforce laws “unequally” between their loyal subjects and their dissenters, who think they are free to dissent in the open, until the I.R.S. seizes their assets, or until DHS labels them a “potential domestic terrorist,” or until they are lynched in public opinion by the complicit propaganda media.

There is NO honest effort to provide any form of Justice in America today. People are sitting in prison right now, without ever having broken any laws, some of them, without even a legitimate Grand Jury indictment for or legitimate prosecution of their alleged crimes, in direct violation of the Bill of Rights. The courts are no longer restrained by the written laws of Congress. They are free to make up their common law on a whim, to suit the political agenda of the Federal Government, of which they are a part.

To insure the Domestic Tranquility? – Are you kidding me? Race crimes are on the rise, most of it black on black crime, the rest a result of intentional race-baiting by this administration, its minions in congress, and the press, or fueled by an increasing sense of futility reaching from sea to sea. Islamic terror all over the globe has exploded on Obama’s watch, as the threat of new Islamic terrorist strikes on U.S. soil increases hourly.

Our kids are not safe… Our senior citizens are not safe… Our neighborhoods are becoming increasingly unsafe… Inner cities are not safe… Areas of our country are “no go zones” due to Islamic enclaves, Hispanic gang activity, black riots and looting, or Mexican drug cartels controlling the border areas. College campuses are becoming less and less safe, as are many churches and public K-12 schools. St. Louis, Detroit, San Diego, Chicago and numerous Southern border towns are not fit to live in.

The open borders and illegal amnesty policies of the current lawless administration insures that there can be no domestic tranquility in America, maybe ever again. The administrations tyrannical rule by “Executive Order or Action,” without any regard for “faithfully executing the laws of this land,” further guarantees that there can be no peace or tranquility in America, until these violations have been remedied.

To provide for the common defense? – The Obama Administration has spit in the face of every U.S. ally and made friends with every known terrorist group in the world, all of them in some way affiliated with The Muslim Brotherhood, which Obama has made part of his administrative cabinet.

The enemy is not at the gate, they are in the White House, and all branches of our Military, as well as all National Security agencies and again, congress. Instead of providing for the common defense of the United States, our Federal Government has turned all National Security assets on the American people, and infiltrated the highest levels of our Government. They are protecting known illegal invaders, instead of keeping their oath to prevent any illegal invasion of our country from foreign influences.

Instead of enforcing the Uniform Rules of Naturalization established by Congress, they have thrown them all out the window via “Executive Action” without any such constitutional Executive authority. They have become entirely destructive of all reasonable efforts to provide for the common defense of the United States, both here and abroad.

To promote a general welfare? – Not to provide welfare to all, but to promote things that are in the best interest, or the general welfare of all American citizens. Our government threatens the general welfare of all Americans by using taxpayer funds to pick winners and losers, including providing “general welfare benefits” to people who have no right to be in our country at all.

During the Great Depression, 30% of Americans were out of work and dependent upon some form of government assistance for their very existence. Those soup and bread lines were quite visible to all, and there was no mistaking the poor state of our economy. Today, more than 40% of Americans depend upon some form of government assistance, while the government and their press tell you how great the Obama economy is doing. The American Dream is no longer the freedom to work, earn and own, but rather to see how many free gifts one can rob from the taxpayer’s treasury.

Freedom and Liberty have been traded for free cell phones and ObamaCare… all of it at the expense of the general welfare of all Americans and the future of freedom and liberty.

To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves? – This is the entire purpose of everything our Founders created. If the actions of our Federal government result in the loss of individual freedom and liberty, for any or all decent, honest self-reliant productive members of society, it has become destructive to the purposes of the people and the nation as a whole.

Without true constitutional justice, domestic tranquility, an adequate common defense of our nation, our heritage, our fundamental reverence for freedom, our language and traditions, or the general welfare of all who were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable Right to Life, and the Pursuit of happiness under our own steam, there is no Liberty.

Not only can there be no Liberty for ourselves, we have doomed all posterity to a substandard life of poverty under tyrannical governments focused only upon its own wealth and power.

What Americans have allowed to happen to themselves, out of ignorance, apathy and cowardice is bad enough. But the life we are dooming our children, our grandchildren and their children to, is inexcusable and unforgiveable.

I challenge every reader to go examine the Bill of Rights, and discover that there is nothing in those Ten Amendments that our Federal Government has not already violated, repeatedly. Still, it is allowed to continue.

Every Politician is to Blame

Without exception, every member of congress that fails to hold the Executive Branch fully accountable for its misdeeds is complicit by that failure. Every member of the Obama Administration who is knowingly and wantonly undermining the will and freedom of the people is guilty of treason. And every member of the U.S. Supreme Court who fails to uphold and defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights is also guilty of treason and misprision of treason. There can be no social justice where there is no respect for Constitutional Law.

But who is to blame for these politicians?

Every American citizen who sits idly by, allowing these politicians to destroy our Constitutional Republic without rising up in defense, is responsible. Every American who votes only on what their government can do for them, ignoring what their government is doing to them, is responsible.

Every American who through ignorance or apathy just stumbles through life as though none of this will ever affect them personally, or can see the threat we all face from within, but lacks the courage to stand in outrage, to stop the destruction of our once great nation, is responsible.

Every American more focused upon their own individual pet agendas than the best interest of our Republic, the freedom and liberty of all Americans, is responsible.

Every American who thinks they can solve these problems in a few more elections, without ever holding any elected servants accountable, is responsible.

Every American waiting for someone else to solve the problem, or refusing to set aside their own pride or ego in order to band together in a formidable force, is responsible.

Freedom is not for fools or cowards…. The reason our Federal Government is getting away with all of this, is our nation is full of fools and cowards, today.

If you are looking for a solution, find a mirror. Enforcing every letter of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the only solution, and if you are waiting for anyone else to do it, it will never get done.

But I will tell you this right now… there is no solution to the condition of our Federal Government that does not begin with Impeachment of the entire Obama regime. If you are going to run away from this one, nothing else you do is going to fix anything today.

If you think you can defend freedom and liberty without a fight, you have already lost. Freedom is not easy, it never was. Freedom has always come at a very high price indeed. But it is worth every penny, every drop of blood, for without freedom, there is no peace, no tranquility, no prosperity, no liberty and eventually, no life. The United States will be saved by the American people, or it will be lost forever. No politician is the solution… Every politician is part of the problem….

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The governments cyberterrorism concerns are a pretext for their own hacking operations

February 9th, 2015 by

Invoking the threat of terrorism is the most common mechanism used to deny citizens both due process and free speech in the 21st century.

By Jeremy Hammond

2-9-2015 11-33-43 AM

 Maybe this guy is just restoring the internet to its natural state: Anarchy. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Wednesday 4 February 2015 07.55 EST

The US has always been the world leader of cyberwar, hacking damn near everyone without any repercussions. And, for years, US intelligence officials and private contractors have been milking hacks to secure billions in cyber security programs: all you need is an enemy, and they will sell you the cure.

Their blatant hypocrisy, threat inflation and militaristic rhetoric must be challenged if we are to have a free and equal internet.

That familiar formula is playing out again with the recent Sony hack. We are supposed to be shocked that these “cyber-terrorists” – purportedly from North Korea – would attack our critical infrastructure and, clearly swift retaliation is in order. But, despite the apocalyptic hype, the Sony hack was not fundamentally different from any other high-profile breach in recent years: personal information was stolen, embarrassing private emails were published and silly political rhetoric and threats were posted on Pastebin. In many ways, it’s similar to an Anonymous operation except that, this time, the FBI accused North Korea. That accusation was based on supposed forensic analysis which they have not publicly produced after refusing to participate in joint inquiries.
This official narrative is disputed by many renowned infosec figures. Any skilled hacker or well-financed nation-state practices anti-forensics measures like modifying logs and using proxies to make the attacks appear to originate elsewhere. And North Korea has already been falsely accused of several cyber-attacks – including attacks against US and South Korean targets in July 2009 andagain in 2013. The inherent difficulty of identifying the true attackers should give us pause
before we rush to judgment.

It is, however, the perfect pretext for the US to launch their own hacking operations (not that they’ve ever needed any justification before).

Authorities are once again sounding the cyber-terrorist alarm, promoting a “Free Speech vs North Korea” showdown because the attackers were allegedly angry about The Interview, a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un (which Sony reportedly consulted with the State Department and the right-wing RAND Corporation to produce). I am not able to see the movie from prison, so I can’t give you a proper critique; maybe it is amusing but, considering the CIA’s long and vicious history of assassinationssecret prisonstorture, extrajudicialexecutions-by-drone and overthrowing democratically-elected governments to install dictatorships, it is not at all surprising Sony would get hacked for making a movie gloating about that.

Sony, too, is an unusual poster child for free-speech advocates in light of theirhistory of lawsuits in defense of their “intellectual property”. Years ago, myLulzSec comrades hacked Sony in retaliation for their prosecution of an individual who published information on how to jailbreak the Playstation 3. (Citing the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Sony sued not only the original publisher but attempted to go after everyone who even watched the instructional video on YouTube.) This time, Sony’s army of lawyers have threatened news organizations and individual Twitter accounts with lawsuits in an atrocious and ultimately ineffective attempt to prevent discussion of their now-public internal emails, demonstrating exactly how they feel about the First Amendment.
When I think about free speech, I am not crying over a multi-billion dollar tech and media empire staging the withdrawal of their movies from theaters to generate PR for a record online release a week later. I’m thinking about the Alien Registration Act, the Palmer raids, the red scares, the Haymarket Martyrs, COINTELPRO and the House of Unamerican Activities. I think about the harassment of whistleblowers and journalists like Chelsea ManningBarrett BrownJulian AssangeJames Risen and others, the protesters driven out of public parks at Occupy Wall Street and those that continue to be beaten and arrested at anti-police brutality protests. For seeking the truth, voicing our dissent, and demanding justice, we are criminalized and treated like terrorists.

Invoking the threat of “terrorism” is the biggest smoke-and-mirrors mechanism used to deny citizens both due process and free speech in the 21st century. Law enforcement agents use that word to summon images of 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and stoke public fear into justifying their mass surveillance dragnet – monitoring each and every communication, every internet transaction. The primary targets of these abuses have been Muslims and immigrants, but trumped-up federal terrorism charges have entrapped activists like the Cleveland Five and various earth and animal liberation warriors. Now the latest enemy is “cyber-terrorism”: the governments insist that our critical infrastructure is under attack, and we need draconian new measures to protect our “national security”.

Sensational Hollywood movies like “Live Free, Die Hard” and the new “Blackhat” propagate this false narrative with ridiculous and unfeasible “terrorist” hacker attacks on nuclear facilities and the power grid. No attacks like this have ever happened, but there is an active effort to recruit independent hackers to sell out and work for the man, purportedly to defend US networks and catch the bad guys.

But when the FBI did arrest a supposed “blackhat” – Hector Monsegur, aka Sabu – and turned him into an informant, they were more interested in hacking targets of their own choosing than preventing attacks on US targets. Despite live knowledge of our ongoing hacking operations through Sabu, they were unable (or unwilling) to stop me from following through with dozens of high profile hacks; some, like the Stratfor breach, they helped facilitate. Instead, Sabu asked me to hack hundreds of foreign government websites from a list he provided, which I regrettably did, unaware of his status as an informant.

And that’s what this hype of “cyber-terrorism” is all about: establishing pretexts for our ongoing offensive hacking operations. “…As we implement these responses, some will be seen, others may not be seen”, a State Department spokeswoman said as North Korea was hit with repeat cyber-attacks shutting down their internet while more economic sanctions are imposed (through which everyday North Koreans suffer). But for all the accusations against North Korea and China, there is no question that the US has always been the world leader in cyber-warfare. Amongst Snowden’s revelations was evidence of the US/Israeli STUXNETFLAME and DuQu viruses, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers in dozens of countries. They hacked into corporations like Brazil’s Petrobasnews agencies like Al JazeeraDDOS’d Anonymous chat servers, and even tapped the personal cellphones of world leaders. Our unparalleled efforts to assert military-style dominance over the internet is forcing other countries to develop their own hacking units, leading to a digital arms race which makes us all less safe.

If the US truly wanted to stop the proliferation of nation-state hacking, they would push for UN conferences to establish guidelines defining and prohibiting “cyber-warfare”. This would require coming clean and putting an end to their own operations, but if they won’t even abide by the Geneva Conventionsregarding prisoners of war and the use of torture, there’s no reason to expect they wouldn’t continue hacking in secret. Just as the US government want a monopoly on the use of military force – waging wars to “spread democracy” while condemning those who fight back as “terrorists” – they correspondingly seek a monopoly on the use of hacking. Congress enhances computer crime statutes and the FBI locks up “bad guy” hackers like myself, while recruiting others to work for the government to commit attacks against sovereign countries. Then everyone acts surprised when foreign countries start using the same tactics on us.

When those in power break their own laws then there is no law and no moral authority; there are just competing factions in an international power struggle to control resources like oil, land, drugs and information. Like all wars, only the rich ruling class benefits, and everyone else suffers.

A different kind of cyber-war is possible: not one between nation-states but between the people and their governments.The internet’s natural state is anarchy and any attempts to militarize or corporatize it will be owned, exposed and driven offline anyway. I shed no tears when I hear about Sony, CENTCOM or police departments being hacked. In prison, we love hearing about all the bigshots getting hacked by guys like us. So keep on, true-to-the-code blackhats for great justice: instead of selling out your skills to the industry competing for federal contracts supporting US empire, actively undermine it by contributing anti-state solutions by developing encryption, anti-censorship and anonymity infrastructure. We’re cheering for you. 

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General Civil Orders

February 2nd, 2015 by

 General Civil Orders

June 10, 2014  

Issued to All Members of the Domestic Police Forces, US Marshals Service, the Provost Marshal, Members of the American Bar Association and the American Armed Services At the federal level the American government has always been a separate foreign international maritime jurisdiction operated under contract to provide two services: (1) protect the national trust assets, and (2) perform governmental services for the Several States— which in terms of international law are all recognized sovereign nations.

The equity contract known as “The Constitution for the united States of America” makes it clear that the Several States contracted to form a single governmental services agency known as “The United States”. The contract stipulates the assets to be held in trust by the federal government in the Preamble and Bill of Rights comprising the trust indenture portion of the contract and also stipulates the nineteen enumerated services to be performed—and exactly what “powers” the States agreed to delegate to The United States and how they would pay for these services.

What isn’t so widely known or appreciated is that the governmental services company known as The United States was a privately owned and operated commercial company set up by Benjamin Franklin in 1754. George Washington was actually the 11th “President” of this company, and only the 1st President to take office after the receipt of the “Constitution” contract.

According to the 1824 Webster’s Dictionary, the word “federal” was a synonym for “contract” at the time the original Constitution was written. All “constitutions” are affirmations of debt —in this case, the debt the States assumed when they created the federal government and jointly agreed to pay for the services that it would provide. The office of “President” is and always has been a uniquely commercial office, not a “Head of State”.

Because the federal governmental services company is privately owned and operated, only shareholders known as “electors” have a real say in its elections and administration, only “trustees” known as “members of Congress” have the right to determine how the national trust assets are protected though they are obligated as trustees to do a reasonable job of it, and only the States have the right to complain if the stipulated services aren’t up to par.

The American people at large, known simply as “inhabitants of the domestic states” or “State Citizens” have always been a separate and distinct population apart from “US Citizens” or “Federal Citizens”— and to these two groups a third kind of “citizen” was added in 1871, that of “US citizen”.

Following the Civil War, the governmental services company providing 34 the services agreed to by the States reorganized as a corporation dba the “United States of America, Incorporated” and published its Articles as the “Constitution of the United States of America”. Unlike “The Constitution for the united States of America”, the “Constitution of the United States of America” is a document peculiar to the new “Municipal” – that is, “City State” government formed to administer the affairs of the District of Columbia and federal territories and possessions.

This corporate “constitution” provided for the creation of a new kind of “Federal Citizen”—-a “US citizen”—and from that point onward, from the perspective of the new federal municipal government formed by the Act of 1871— American State Citizens (the inhabitants of the domestic fifty states) were regarded as “non-resident aliens”. This same corporation dba the “United States of America, Incorporated” (chartered in Delaware) began operating two separate “governments” at once— the “municipal government of the District of Columbia” and the “federal government” owed to the States of the Union—-both under the auspices of the “United States Congress”.

These semantic deceits have given rise to endless confusions, usurpation’s, and criminality. These General Civil Orders address some of those issues which are most important at this time.

The Congress ceased operating as it was required by contract to operate in 1860. After December of 1865, it never again operated as an unincorporated Body Politic representing the States of the Union. The “federal government” has functioned exclusively as an incorporated commercial entity, with an elected Board of Directors merely calling itself the “US Congress” ever since. As such, the “federal government” is a commercial corporation like any other commercial corporation. It has no special status, no immunity from prosecution, and hasn’t functioned as a governing body of a sovereign nation for 150 years.

To overcome this obvious difficulty the “US Congress” formed another “union” of “American” “states” from the “federal territories and possessions”. The Seven Insular States including the

“State of New Columbia” (District of Columbia), Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, et alia, and formed a new nation simply calling themselves “the United States of America” and claimed separate national sovereignty.

Thus we have The United States of America (Major) comprised of the now-fifty organic States created by Statehood Compacts and the United States of America (Minor) representing the seven Insular States, both being administered under the direction of the corporate Board of Directors known as the “US Congress”— which has continued to act solely as the sovereign government of “the United States of America” (Minor).

These blatant semantic deceits by officers of the federal corporation and officials of “the United States of America (Minor)” amount to purposeful constructive fraud against their employers, the American organic states. To try to overcome this obstacle, members of the “US Congress” contrived a “complex regulatory scheme” by which they established 71 their own “State” governments and have tried to claim that they have been at “war” with the American people while relying upon the organic states for their own sustenance and have falsely claimed that they established “exclusive legislative jurisdiction” over the original states of the Union by these acts of self-interested fraud carried out against their employers and benefactors.

Fraud has no statute of limitations.

The governmental services corporations have always been under commercial contract to provide services to the American people and have acted against their employers as employees.

It is essential that members of the Bar Associations, members of the “State” governments which have been surreptitiously “redefined” to their detriment, members of the domestic police forces, and members of the various armed forces gain a clear understanding of the fact that for purposes of administration of government services on American State soil, the “federal government” is a corporation with no more civil authority on the land than JC PENNY or HARLEY DAVIDSON.

The “federal government” is under contract to the organic States and as our Forefathers vested the ENTIRE civil government on the land in the people inhabiting the land, each American is a sovereign “organic state” of the union. Each one of us has more civil power and authority on the land than the entire “federal government” has ever had or ever can have.

For that reason and as a result of the deliberations which have already taken place among the other nations of the world, the “federal government” dba the UNITED STATES, INC. , a French commercial corporation, is hereby called to task for non-performance on its contractual obligations. The semantic deceits involved in claiming that American State Citizens are “US citizens” and all the other fraudulent claims advanced against the American states and people are to be fully recognized for what they are—fraudulent claims having no merit and owed no enforcement.

Other corporate entities, notably the FEDERAL RESERVE and INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, which are responsible for creating and promoting this fraud are to be recognized and dealt with appropriately as international dealers in fraud and usury.

American Negroes have in the past been considered “US citizens” because that is the only “citizenship” they were ever granted after the Civil War, a grave error of justice that resulted in them only having “civil rights” which are privileges granted by the “US Congress” instead of the “Natural and Unalienable Rights” they are naturally heir to. They were also claimed as chattel backing the debts of the United States of America, Incorporated, despite both national and international prohibitions abolishing slavery and peonage. A prompt correction is available from the organic states and by proclamation of these organic states, they are granted full and immediately recognizable status as “American Nationals” owed all the “Natural and Unalienable Rights” of any other organic State Citizen, no matter which geographically defined state they may inhabit on the land. The only exceptions are those unfortunates 107 born within the borders of the Insular States—District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.—who must self-declare under Article 15 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It has been the policy of the United States of America (Minor) to consider all federal employees and members of the active duty military who are birthright inhabitants of The United States of America (Major) temporary “dual citizens” subject to the United States of America (Minor).

However, The United States of America (Major) recognizes no dual citizenship whatsoever, and the process required for any birthright inhabitant of the land to adopt “US Citizenship” is both lengthy and purposeful, as stated in US Statute at Large 2, Revised Statute 2561. As the employers of the United States of America (Minor) we exercise our proprietary interest and direct all American State Citizens to defend the interests and integrity of the American organic states regardless of any contrary “orders” issued by any corporate officer of the UNITED STATES or foreign official acting under the auspices of the United States of America (Minor).

All birthright State Citizens of The United States of America (Major) are specifically enjoined from engaging in any activity contrary to the health, welfare, safety, and benefit of their fellow State Citizens and will otherwise be recognized as criminals regardless of what uniforms they member of the “US military” or any armed “agency personnel” —BATF, IRS, NSA, FEMA, etc.—-to open fire upon American State Citizens, it will be a war crime against non-combatant civilians and it will be immediately recognized as such throughout the world.

For all military and civilian-based defense and law enforcement agencies the rule to be observed is: if you can’t do it as a private individual, you can’t do it as a public officer.

Any State Citizen who is forced to open fire on federally or federal “State” or “STATE” funded personnel in defense of life or property will be recognized as a non-combatant civilian without exception, held harmless, and supported by all members of the American Armed Forces of the United States of America (Major) and all American State Militias. Any State Citizen so imposed upon by those in his or her employment or hired by those in his or her employment in any capacity whatsoever including “elected” officials, will be entitled to full reparations in the amount of $5,000,000.00 USD or the equivalent at the time of the damage incurred for every death, $2,500,000.00 USD or the equivalent at the time of the damage for every permanent disability. They shall also be owed full reparations for all property damage incurred and up to eighty (80) times compensatory damages at the discretion of a jury of their peers.

The individual States of the Union formed by Statehood Compact retain the full and unencumbered claim upon their birthright inhabitants. These “states” are defined geographically. They are not incorporated entities, and they are not “represented” by any incorporated “State of________” or “STATE OF_________” organization at this time. They are presented solely by the unincorporated Body Politic and their individual inhabitants, who retain all organic and civil prerogatives on the land.

Those organizations currently calling themselves the “State of Alaska” or the “STATE OF ALASKA”, etc., are representatives of two different governmental services corporations operated by the FEDERAL RESERVE (“State of Alaska”) and the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (“STATE OF ALASKA”), doing business as franchises of the United States of America, Inc. and the UNITED STATES, INC. respectively. They have no representational capacity whatsoever and are operating under commercial contract only.

Because these “State” and “Federal” entities have all functioned under conditions of non152 disclosure and semantic deceit serving to promulgate fraud upon the organic states and the American people, they are all to be considered criminal syndicates to the extent that they have been aware of their status and have failed to correct their operations and representations. All contracts held by these organizations or assumed to be held by these organizations are null and void for fraud. These contracts include but are not limited to contracts for sale, for labor, for trade, “citizenship” contracts, powers of attorney, licenses, mortgages, registrations, and application agreements of all kinds. All signatures of American State Citizens acting under the influence of semantic deceit and non-disclosure are rescinded.

All those individuals engaged in employment as “federal” and “state” and “municipal” employees and “elected officials” are hereby given Notice that they are employees of private, for-profit corporations that are merely under contract to provide stipulated public services, having no special status, having no immunity, and having no authority as sovereign nations or states. Any actions that they take infringing on the rights and prerogatives of American State Citizens are criminal acts without exception and are to be treated as criminal acts. These individuals have exactly the same standing as employees of any other commercial company, and the rules, regulations, codes, and other “statutes” they enforce are obligations unique to those organizations only.

Posse Comitatus is to be observed and enforced on the land of the domestic organic states regardless of any Executive Order issued by Barack H. Obama acting as “President” of the United States of America (Minor) or as the President of any incorporated entity whatsoever.

Any such imposition of “martial law” by Mr. Obama has exactly the same legal standing as “martial law” imposed by the President of BURGER KING, INTERNATIONAL or the King of Sweden on the land of the organic states. He can order his paid employees to commit hari kari if he wishes to do so, and they may follow his instructions if they care to, but they may not under any circumstance murder anyone, assault anyone, seize any private property, or cause any trouble for American State Citizens, or they shall be immediately recognized as criminals and treated as such.

Likewise, the government of the United States of America (Minor) may do what it wills with those who are legitimately born under its hegemony, but it cannot say one word claiming authority over any birthright State Citizen of The United States of America (Major).

Please note that Barack H. Obama is “Commander in Chief” of the “US Armed Forces” which legitimately includes the Puerto Rican Navy and whatever security forces are endemic to Guam, American Samoa and the other Insular States.

The Grand Army of the Republic and its successors are obligated to perform under General Order.

The American Armed Forces also known as the Armed Forces of The United States of America (Major) are paid for by and obligated to serve the organic states, which we present and for which we require your service. In the absence of a properly formed and operational government of the Republic, all rights revert to the organic states, including the civil authority to issue these General Orders. “President” Barack H. Obama is operating as an official of the United States of America (Minor) and as a corporate officer in the employ of the UNITED STATES, a French commercial corporation chartered by the International Monetary Fund, an agency of the UNITED NATIONS. He is not now nor has he ever been elected to any public office of The United States of America (Major).

Likewise the members of the “US Congress” have never taken the Oath of any Public Office of The United States of America (Major) and are merely operating as private corporate officers of

the same commercial corporation dba the “UNITED STATES”.

All offices deriving and paid and/or receiving credit entirely or in part as a result of the original equity contract known as The Constitution for the united States of America are offices of the Armed Forces of The United States of America (Major) by definition and those who serve in these offices are employees of the inhabitants of the domestic now-fifty States defined by Statehood Compacts. As such, you are now receiving direct orders under the civil authority of these organic states.

All the foregoing circumstance is indeed the “mischief” predicted by Chief Justice Harlan in his dissenting opinion given in Downes v. Bidwell — mischief resulting from allowing Congress to operate two governments at once, one a constitutional Republic, and the other an oligarchy under the plenary control of Congress. The members of the “US Congress” have been corrupted by power lust or through ignorance subverted and used to serve the aims of criminals. That does not give anyone else a license to sin. It merely requires the recognition of the sins of the members of the Congress and appropriate enlightened action depriving them of any power or excuse to continue these deceits and usurpation’s.

There are 515 people responsible. It is incumbent upon them to straighten it out, and for the rest of us to insist that they do so. It is also the responsibility of all members of the domestic police forces and all members of the American military to preserve the peace and tranquility and prosperity owed to the American people. By order issued by Pope Francis dba FRANCISCUS on July 11, 2013, all members of the American Bar Association are similarly required to serve the cause of peace and will be held individually responsible for any action seeking to undermine the government of the organic state of the Union of defraud the people inhabiting the organic states.

We affirm under penalty of perjury that we are natural living birthright inhabitants of the Wisconsin state and Washington state respectively, fully of age, permanently domiciled in the jurisdiction of the air, holding unimpeded material interest upon the land jurisdiction of The United States of American (Major). These General Civil Orders are issued upon our civil, commercial, and canon authority, by our living hands and our testaments jointly sworn and Witnessed by Our Seals and autographs before Pope Francis and all nations, declaring that the truth of these matters has been established beyond reasonable doubt upon the public record, and We hereby autograph, seal, and issue these General Civil Orders to all officers commissioned and and non-commissioned, active duty and reserves, without the United States of America (Minor), without the United Nations, without the City-State of Westminster, and without representation:

_________________________Judge anna-maria-wilhelmina-hanna-sofia:riezinger-von rietzenstein von lettow-vorbeck non-negotiable autograph, under seal and in service, all rights reserved;

_________________________Judge james-clintwood:belcher non-negotiable autograph under seal and in service, all right reserved.

Copies to:

  • The Joint chiefs of Staff
  • Major General David E. Quantock
  • State of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell
  • State od Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell
  • Chief Justice Dana Fabe
  • Colonel Jim Cockerel, Alaska State Troopers
  • Robert Huen, US Marshall
  • Kevin Donovan, FBI
  • Other Interested Parties

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

At the risk of personal liability I have laboriously converted the above article from a P.D.F. document to plain text so I could publish it in the WordPress editor used by this site because of it’s importance to the understanding of the true state of our American government. If you still don’t get it, we are not a legal democracy or even a Nation for that matter and have been superstitiously lied to for centuries, and apparently there is no way out short of a full blown uprising, because the lies are assumed to be true by so many millions of Americans, and he who has the guns has the power to enforce tyranny. Much praise should be given to Judge Anna for her courage and intelligence in her efforts to restore a real republic governed by the free and sovereign people. You will find much more of her work on Arnie Rosners site at http://scannedretina.com/unraveling-the-tapestry/

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Law Has Been Murdered

January 27th, 2015 by

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/01/23/law-murdered-paul-craig-roberts/

 By Paul Craig Roberts

Barrett Brown, Kathy Kelly, and Bonny Mahoney are the kind of people who are imprisoned in America. It is not the perjurers and liars, the torturers, war criminals and mass murderers. It is the good people who peacefully protest the crimes of those who control the US government and its policies.

Since around 1990 I have studied and reported on cases that have resulted in the erosion of the protective features in law that made law a shield of the people instead of a weapon in the hands of the government. Barrett Brown’s statement to the Judge in his show trial shows that the US Department of Justice has been successful in preventing the system from delivering any justice. The US Court system delivers support for the government’s crimes. That’s it.

Brown’s statement shows how the system works. The government brings false charges against you or they bring charges that are not illegal under law as understood. However, prosecutors invent new interpretations of laws and judges and juries accept legislation-by-prosecutor-to-fit-the-made-up-case. Almost never is a jury involved, not that jurors show any inclination to go against the government’s case. However, prosecutors only face that unlikely risk in 3 or 4 percent of the cases. All other cases are settled on the basis of self-incrimination. The prosecutor tells the defendant and his attorney, “you can admit to this and that and have a sentence of 5 or 10 years. Otherwise, we are indicting you with 105 offenses with imprisonment of at least one lifetime.

Read Brown’s statement to the judge. This young man describes perfectly how the so-called “criminal justice system” actually works. I have seen it time after time in cases I have investigated. Read The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/journalist-barrett-brown-sentenced-to-63-months-in-prison-for-linking-to-hacked-material-read-his-speech-here/5426421

Kathy Kelly and Bonny Mahoney were sentenced to prison for stepping across the perimeters of Air Force bases in peaceful protests against murder-by-drone. There was no real reason for charges to be brought against them or for a judge to sentence them to prison except to continue to make it crystal clear that the US government tolerates no dissent.

http://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2015/01/23/kathy-kelly-begins-her-three-month-federal-prison-sentence-t

http://warisacrime.org/content/hancock-drone-resister-convicted-unexpected-new-charge

A democracy protected by free speech would permit these demonstrations, but the US is not a democracy and does not have free speech. That is the fact that Barrett Brown, Kathy Kelly and Bonny Mahoney are proving.

In my opinion, protesting drone murders at Air Force bases that operate the killer drones is unlikely to be effective in stopping the murders. Suppose the protests resulted in a base commander having second thoughts. What can he possibly do about it? If he disobeys orders, he would face a court martial. If he expresses doubts or makes protests to higher ups, he would be removed and a worse murderer would be put in his place.

To be effective in halting the drone murders, the protests would have to be very large and persistent, and the protests would have to focus on Congress and the White House. They would need public support, but would get none from the presstitute media or from “law and order” conservatives, patriot organizations, neoconservatives, or liberals who have bought into the “war on terror.”

What Brown, Kelly, and Mahoney are in fact proving is that the US is lawless in the sense that law serves only the government and its agenda. In America law no longer has any other meaning. There is no rule of law. We are ruled by the government’s agenda.

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The Government Mafia Will Steal Everything You Own

January 17th, 2015 by

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2015/01/16/the-government-mafia-will-steal-everything-you-own/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakalert+%28Pak+Alert+Press%29

  Dave Hodges

 The G20 told you on November 20, 2014, they plan to steal your bank account. Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, has positioned the federal government to steal back federal pensions and now your local police can rob you blind for the crime of going out in public.

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When the American Police Become As Corrupt As the Mexican Federal Police

After moving to the border state of Arizona, I learned quickly that it isn’t prudent to drive a car into Mexico because the Federal Police like to pull over “American-looking” tourists  and shake them down for cash (yes, Virgina, the Mexican national police force does profile).

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The practice of Mexican police harassing traveling Americans for their cash is so prevalent, most insurance companies require a special rider on one’s insurance policy before covering a car trip into Mexico.

I used to think that this abuse of traveling Americans was just a “Federal Police” problem and could never happen here. However, as I opened both of my eyes and saw the big picture, I realized that American law enforcement was doing the same thing and that the American officers were much more efficient at theft by cop than are the Mexicans.

While a Mexican Federal Policeman might shakedown a tourist for $50 in cash, the American officials are more adept at stealing houses, businesses and large amounts of cash even when the cash is not connected to a crime. In short, the government mafia is determined to steal your every asset.

What Is RICO?

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The American government never runs out of clever ways to separate its citizens from their money. There is a relatively new game in town that has really picked up steam and this American game is called theft by law enforcement, (aka RICO). Much of the growth of federal criminal procedures has been tied to the expanded use of RICO. RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970. RICO has succeeded in blurring the lines between state and federal law enforcement and in overturning the protections inherent in the due-process guarantees of the U.S. Constitution, namely due process. The Fifth Amendment states that government cannot deprive citizens of life, liberty and property without due process of law. As the Patriot Act negates the Fourth Amendment protections, RICO does the same with the Fifth Amendment due process rights.

RICO is essentially the seizure of goods and assets obtained as a result of ACCUSED criminal activity. At the inception of RICO in 1990, there were only three named federal criminal acts subject RICO confiscation of assets and they were treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. Now there are literally thousands of federal laws and regulations related to RICO. The mere violation of any one of them, no matter how unintentional and harmless the transgression, can lead to years of imprisonment for the convicted person and the forfeiture of all personal assets.

Here is where the police and federal law enforcement are no better than the criminals they purport to fight. Even when an individual is not charged or found innocent, their confiscated assets are still the property of the law enforcement agency. If a person is found not guilty in court, or the charges are dropped, the person can spend years trying to recover their assets. And sometimes, they never recover their stolen property.

 

Even Canada Condemns America’s Theft By Law Enforcement

American law enforcement is so out of control that even Canada has issued a public service announcement that warns Canadian travelers that American road pirates, meaning American police officers, might rob them upon their entry into the United States. The Canadian government states that there has been 61,000 incidents of road piracy; resulting in a booty of over $2.5 billion.

American law enforcement is adept at pulling over a motorist, subsequently finding cash, culminating in the unwarranted seizure of that cash. The government does not have to charge one with a crime in order to seize any cash and the burden of proof is on the citizen to get their money back. About 16% of people suffering through government initiated cash forfeitures ever challenge the seizures in court because of the legal expense involved.

Some might try and say that this money and property is obviously “taken from criminals” in order to rationalize this theft on a massive scale. However, as is evident in the case of Mr. Willis, the government does not have to charge you with a crime, let alone convict you, to take your property and after they steal your property the burden of proof is on you to get it back.

 

Gangster Cops in Meridian MS.

During a July 9 traffic stop in Meridian, Mississippi, police found $360,000 tucked away in an obscure compartment of a man’s car. Certainly the amount of money in question would get our collective attention, however, the driver was let go. And if the Meridian city government has a problem with large amounts of cash, then pass a law forbidding the carrying of cash over a certain amount. Until then, this man committed no crime.

The cops simply stole the man’s money. The unidentified motorist may or may not get that cash back.

Under RICO all cops can seize your property, and it’s up to you to prove that the money isn’t connected to a crime. This is an obvious violation of the Fifth Amendment which requires the government to prove in court that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This application of RICO is unconstitutional on its face and it is still being allowed. Why? Because RICO money is being used by the law enforcement agencies to enrich their department as well as to host lavish department/agency parties. This is no different than what the Mafia or the Mexican Federal Police does. And you can count the Federal Reserve in on being part of this new mafia. Because of the practice (i.e. fractional reserve banking) which allows banks to loan out $9 dollars for every dollar deposited, the banks have a vested interest in keeping as much of your cash as possible in the bank and not in your pockets.

 

Your Property Is Not Safe!

For those who think that the Meridian, MS. motorist got what he deserved because nobody should be carrying that kind of cash on them, consider the Russell Caswell case which demonstrates that, under RICO statutes, one can lose everything even when they have never been suspected of a crime.

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Motel owner Russell Caswell, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has fought with government for three years over his right to keep his own motel. Caswell has never been charged with a crime, yet he faces the loss of his business. Caswell, having successfully managed to keep his property, is the victim of guilt by association. From 1994 to 2008, police have made 15 drug busts at his motel. That comes to only one drug bust per year in a motel. This is a remarkably low number. However, it is not stopping law enforcement for trying to get their hands on the motel by stating that under RICO, the motel is considered to be part of a criminal enterprise.

One does not have to be the owner of a motel or carry large amounts of cash to be a victim of the law enforcement Mafia. If you give a ride to someone who has marijuana in their possession, you can lose your car. If your teenage daughter brings drugs into your house, you could lose your house. This is no more than criminal theft committed by criminal law enforcement agencies.

 

Motives for RICO Enforcement

The money that law enforcement seizes, is money that goes towards the purchase of office equipment, new vehicles, larger expense accounts and the list goes on. However, agency assets are not the only destination for RICO obtained assets.

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Sheriff Bill Smith in Camden County, Georgia, spent $90,000 on a Dodge Viper for the county’s Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (DARE) program. According to a sheriff’s spokesman, the whole point of this car is to grab the kids’ attention and by impressing kids, they would stay off of drugs. In the past two decades, Bill Smith’s department brought in over $20 million in asset forfeiture proceeds. The motive to arrest and steal assets is quite clear.

In Romulus, MI., the police chief, Michael St. Andre, spent more than $40,000 in asset forfeiture funds on marijuana, booze, and prostitutes. In many of our communities, the ones with the badges are the prostitutes. And this is not just a case of a few bad apples spoiling the whole bunch. It would be difficult to find an agency or department that is not experiencing RICO corruption.

In a clear violation of the 10th Amendment, the Federal government has made local law enforcement partners in these crimes being perpetrated against the American people through the practice of “equitable sharing agreements” between the Department of Justice and local or state law enforcement. Just like a Mafia protection racket, the Feds typically are taking 10 to 20% of all profits connected to local seizures.

Conclusion

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Many of the cash seizures are result of a drug dog tipping off an officer that there are drugs in the car. The is a bogus lead to follow since most cash is tainted with drugs. Eve the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that no portion of the government has the right to seize cash from motorists based only upon a drug-detection dog’s reaction because most money in circulation contains drug residue.

Whether it is your bank account, retirement or your legitimately hard earned cash, government officials are hell-bent on separating American citizens from their cash. Again I say, except for a marginal amount of money needed to pay bills, your cash should reside in your hidden safe at home.

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