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By Nick Turse

Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission.  Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day.  Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries.  This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.

After a U.S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in Osama bin Laden’s chest and another in his head, one of the most secretive black-ops units in the American military suddenly found its mission in the public spotlight.  It was atypical.  While it’s well known that U.S. Special Operations forces are deployed in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, and it’s increasingly apparent that such units operate in murkier conflict zones like Yemen and Somalia, the full extent of their worldwide war has remained deeply in the shadows.

Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency.  By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told me, that number will likely reach 120.  “We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently.  This global presence — in about 60% of the world’s nations and far larger than previously acknowledged — provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.

The Rise of the Military’s Secret Military

Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was established in 1987.  Having spent the post-Vietnam years distrusted and starved for money by the regular military, special operations forces suddenly had a single home, a stable budget, and a four-star commander as their advocate.  Since then, SOCOM has grown into a combined force of startling proportions.  Made up of units from all the service branches, including the Army’s “Green Berets” and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, and Marine Corps Special Operations teams, in addition to specialized helicopter crews, boat teams, civil affairs personnel, para-rescuemen, and even battlefield air-traffic controllers and special operations weathermen, SOCOM carries out the United States’ most specialized and secret missions.  These include assassinations, counterterrorist raids, long-range reconnaissance, intelligence analysis, foreign troop training, and weapons of mass destruction counter-proliferation operations.

One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists.  Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens.  It has been operating an extra-legal “kill/capture” campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls “an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine.”

This assassination program has been carried out by commando units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Delta Force as well as via drone strikes as part of covert wars in which the CIA is also involved in countries like SomaliaPakistan, and Yemen.  In addition, the command operates a network of secret prisons, perhaps as many as 20 black sites in Afghanistan alone, used for interrogating high-value targets

Growth Industry

From a force of about 37,000 in the early 1990s, Special Operations Command personnel have grown to almost 60,000, about a third of whom are career members of SOCOM; the rest have other military occupational specialties, but periodically cycle through the command.  Growth has been exponential since September 11, 2001, as SOCOM’s baseline budget almost tripled from $2.3 billion to $6.3 billion.  If you add in funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has actually more than quadrupled to $9.8 billion in these years.  Not surprisingly, the number of its personnel deployed abroad has also jumped four-fold.  Further increases, and expanded operations, are on the horizon.

Lieutenant General Dennis Hejlik, the former head of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command — the last of the service branches to be incorporated into SOCOM in 2006 — indicated, for instance, that he foresees a doubling of his former unit of 2,600.  “I see them as a force someday of about 5,000, like equivalent to the number of SEALs that we have on the battlefield. Between [5,000] and 6,000,” he said at a June breakfast with defense reporters in Washington.  Long-term plans already call for the force to increase by 1,000.     

During his recent Senate confirmation hearings, Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven, the incoming SOCOM chief and outgoing head of JSOC (which he commanded during the bin Laden raid) endorsed a steady manpower growth rate of 3% to 5% a year, while also making a pitch for even more resources, including additional drones and the construction of new special operations facilities.

A former SEAL who still sometimes accompanies troops into the field, McRaven expressed a belief that, as conventional forces are drawn down in Afghanistan, special ops troops will take on an ever greater role.  Iraq, he added, would benefit if elite U.S forces continued to conduct missions there past the December 2011 deadline for a total American troop withdrawal.  He also assured the Senate Armed Services Committee that “as a former JSOC commander, I can tell you we were looking very hard at Yemen and at Somalia.”

During a speech at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Special Operations and Low-intensity Conflict Symposium earlier this year, Navy Admiral Eric Olson, the outgoing chief of Special Operations Command, pointed to a composite satellite image of the world at night.  Before September 11, 2001, the lit portions of the planet — mostly the industrialized nations of the global north — were considered the key areas. “But the world changed over the last decade,” he said.  “Our strategic focus has shifted largely to the south… certainly within the special operations community, as we deal with the emerging threats from the places where the lights aren’t.” 

To that end, Olson launched “Project Lawrence,” an effort to increase cultural proficiencies — like advanced language training and better knowledge of local history and customs — for overseas operations.  The program is, of course, named after the British officer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (better known as “Lawrence of Arabia”), who teamed up with Arab fighters to wage a guerrilla war in the Middle East during World War I.  Mentioning Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, and Indonesia, Olson added that SOCOM now needed “Lawrences of Wherever.”

While Olson made reference to only 51 countries of top concern to SOCOM, Col. Nye told me that on any given day, Special Operations forces are deployed in approximately 70 nations around the world.  All of them, he hastened to add, at the request of the host government.  According to testimony by Olson before the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year, approximately 85% of special operations troops deployed overseas are in 20 countries in the CENTCOM area of operations in the Greater Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.  The others are scattered across the globe from South America to Southeast Asia, some in small numbers, others as larger contingents. 

Special Operations Command won’t disclose exactly which countries its forces operate in.  “We’re obviously going to have some places where it’s not advantageous for us to list where we’re at,” says Nye.  “Not all host nations want it known, for whatever reasons they have — it may be internal, it may be regional.” 

But it’s no secret (or at least a poorly kept one) that so-called black special operations troops, like the SEALs and Delta Force, are conducting kill/capture missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, while “white” forces like the Green Berets and Rangers are training indigenous partners as part of a worldwide secret war against al-Qaeda and other militant groups. In the Philippines, for instance, the U.S. spends $50 million a year on a 600-person contingent of Army Special Operations forces, Navy Seals, Air Force special operators, and others that carries out counterterrorist operations with Filipino allies against insurgent groups like Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf.

Last year, as an analysis of SOCOM documents, open-source Pentagon information, and adatabase of Special Operations missions compiled by investigative journalist Tara McKelvey (for the Medill School of Journalism’s National Security Journalism Initiative) reveals, America’s most elite troops carried out joint-training exercises in Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Germany, Indonesia, Mali, Norway, Panama, and Poland.  So far in 2011, similar training missions have been conducted in the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Romania, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand, among other nations.  In reality, Nye told me, training actually went on in almost every nation where Special Operations forces are deployed.  “Of the 120 countries we visit by the end of the year, I would say the vast majority are training exercises in one fashion or another.  They would be classified as training exercises.”

The Pentagon’s Power Elite

Once the neglected stepchildren of the military establishment, Special Operations forces have been growing exponentially not just in size and budget, but also in power and influence.  Since 2002, SOCOM has been authorized to create its own Joint Task Forces — like Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines — a prerogative normally limited to larger combatant commands like CENTCOM.  This year, without much fanfare, SOCOM also established its own Joint Acquisition Task Force, a cadre of equipment designers and acquisition specialists. 

With control over budgeting, training, and equipping its force, powers usually reserved for departments (like the Department of the Army or the Department of the Navy), dedicated dollars in every Defense Department budget, and influential advocates in Congress, SOCOM is by now an exceptionally powerful player at the Pentagon.  With real clout, it can win bureaucratic battles, purchase cutting-edge technology, and pursue fringe research likeelectronically beaming messages into people’s heads or developing stealth-like cloaking technologies for ground troops.  Since 2001, SOCOM’s prime contracts awarded to small businesses — those that generally produce specialty equipment and weapons — have jumped six-fold.

Headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, but operating out of theater commands spread out around the globe, including Hawaii, Germany, and South Korea, and active in the majority of countries on the planet, Special Operations Command is now a force unto itself.  As outgoing SOCOM chief Olson put it earlier this year, SOCOM “is a microcosm of the Department of Defense, with ground, air, and maritime components, a global presence, and authorities and responsibilities that mirror the Military Departments, Military Services, and Defense Agencies.” 

Tasked to coordinate all Pentagon planning against global terrorism networks and, as a result, closely connected to other government agencies, foreign militaries, and intelligence services, and armed with a vast inventory of stealthy helicopters, manned fixed-wing aircraft, heavily-armed drones, high-tech guns-a-go-go speedboats, specialized Humvees and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, as well as other state-of-the-art gear (with more on the way), SOCOM represents something new in the military.  Whereas the late scholar of militarism Chalmers Johnson used to refer to the CIA as “the president’s private army,” today JSOC performs that role, acting as the chief executive’s private assassination squad, and its parent, SOCOM, functions as a new Pentagon power-elite, a secret military within the military possessing domestic power and global reach. 

In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinationslow-level targeted killingscapture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raidsjoint operations with foreign forces, and training missions with indigenous partners as part of a shadowy conflict unknown to most Americans.  Once “special” for being small, lean, outsider outfits, today they are special for their power, access, influence, and aura.

That aura now benefits from a well-honed public relations campaign which helps them project a superhuman image at home and abroad, even while many of their actual activities remain in the ever-widening shadows.  Typical of the vision they are pushing was this statement from Admiral Olson: “I am convinced that the forces… are the most culturally attuned partners, the most lethal hunter-killers, and most responsive, agile, innovative, and efficiently effective advisors, trainers, problem-solvers, and warriors that any nation has to offer.”

Recently at the Aspen Institute’s Security Forum, Olson offered up similarly gilded comments and some misleading information, too, claiming that U.S. Special Operations forces were operating in just 65 countries and engaged in combat in only two of them.  When asked about drone strikes in Pakistan, he reportedly replied, “Are you talking about unattributed explosions?” 

What he did let slip, however, was telling.  He noted, for instance, that black operations like the bin Laden mission, with commandos conducting heliborne night raids, were now exceptionally common.  A dozen or so are conducted every night, he said.  Perhaps most illuminating, however, was an offhand remark about the size of SOCOM.  Right now, he emphasized, U.S. Special Operations forces were approximately as large as Canada’s entire active duty military.  In fact, the force is larger than the active duty militaries of many of the nations where America’s elite troops now operate each year, and it’s only set to grow larger. 

Americans have yet to grapple with what it means to have a “special” force this large, this active, and this secret — and they are unlikely to begin to do so until more information is available.  It just won’t be coming from Olson or his troops.  “Our access [to foreign countries] depends on our ability to not talk about it,” he said in response to questions about SOCOM’s secrecy.  When missions are subject to scrutiny like the bin Laden raid, he said, the elite troops object.  The military’s secret military, said Olson, wants “to get back into the shadows and do what they came in to do.”


Nick Turse is a historian, essayist, and investigative journalist. The associate editor ofTomDispatch.com and a new senior editor at Alternet.org, his latest book is The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso Books). This article was a collaboration between Alternet.org and TomDispatch.com.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

What makes me sick to my stomach is the sheer number of our most courageous young men that are brain washed into becoming murders of anyone their despotic commanders send them to kill without question, and you and I know damn well the day will come when they will be sent to kill those of us who object to their atrocious tyranny.

This is not the kind of military our past soldiers were who fought and died to save their country and preserve freedom. This is a gang of psychopaths that beat their chest like a tribe of apes, and make jokes about murdering people. Where is their pride now? Is it in their contribution to the preservation of freedom, or is it in their personal reputation as killers.

So what do you do with men like this to profit from their killer instinct without letting them go wild in society when Uncle Sam is finished with them? May I humbly suggest we turn them loose on the international bankers and all of their assistant’s world wide, and let them strike fear in the hearts of our federal government when they return. America, we can do better than this. All it takes is to study long enough to learn the truth about the banker’s infiltration of our government, and you will wake up from your stupid brain washed emotional patriotism and face the truth like a man. There is nothing left of America to be proud of except your newfound commitment to admit the truth, and be among those of us who will NOT support these scumbags in D.C. and wall street. When America is once more an industrial giant capable of producing everything known to man, and return our farm land to private farmers growing wholesome food for the world, and we are sending battalions of young doctors around the world to relieve the agony of the masses, then you can raise your head again in pride, and ONLY THEN. Don’t give me any shit about us being the land of the free, and the home of the brave until you get your lazy asses and minds educated.

REAL AMERICANS ARE NOT MURDERERS!

 

The Moral Defense of Capitalism-DEBUNKED

August 9th, 2011 by

 

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Joel F. Wadee

 

One reason that our founding principles are in such deep trouble today is that many years ago, our parents and grandparents… and great grandparents, conceded to the enemies of freedom the moral high ground.

Those advocating socialismcommunism, and fascism were given credibility by the progressive movement, and the progressive movement was given credibility by generations of clueless Americans.

These ideas, brought to America by scholars who had studied in Germany during the 1800s, claimed to advocate compassion and enlightenment. These zealous scholars had a vision of transforming America from her founding principles, to the more "modern" and forward thinking principles of commanding and directing government power to change people, to make them better.

Of course, what they were doing was replacing the most radical and benevolent system that the world has ever seen with the most evil and destructive ideals – to be realized with the most ancient of tools: brute force.

If we are to reclaim the political high ground in the fight for liberty, we must also hold, clearly and unequivocally, the moral high ground as well. Here, therefore is part of what I see as the moral case for capitalism, and the free market principles that allow the full creative and productive forces of capitalism to flourish.

Why don’t the libertarians elucidate the full story, and tell how the German educated scholars had the financing to buy the political power needed to make the move and take over education in America? Who else but the capitalist Investment Bankers had the money to finance such and expensive National socialist movement? At that time, America already had a free market philosophy in higher education and private enterprise was doing great. Such well-organized events do not just happen; they are planned right down to the last dollar.

1) Capitalism creates value.

The entire purpose and function of capitalism is to facilitate the creation and production of value – goods and services that add to a person's life, and quality of life. Capitalism encourages creative, productive efforts toward fulfilling the needs and desires of others.

We take completely for granted the incredible foundation of value, which has been our inheritance from previous generations through the free exchange of goods and services. We get used to whatever our conditions are to such a degree, that most people never bother to consider what it would be like if there were no capitalism.

Very simply, we would be living and working with a single stone tool that mankind's ancestors used for a million years. And our fundamental means for acquiring wealth would be warfare more brutal than most of us can imagine.

2) Capitalism encourages long-term planning, discourages impulsiveness and self-indulgence, and therefore facilitates the development of civilization, peace, and prosperity.

If you want to create something of value, you have to think. You have to take the time to learn and practice skills and connect long threads of cause and effect in order to bring into the world something that did not exist before. And this something has to be useful or desirable for other people.

Because you have to consider the needs and desires of others, this requires you to develop empathy. You have to be able to think about and understand what other people's internal experience is; which means that you have to develop the skills that allow you to get a glimpse of what other people think, feel, and desire.

You have to be able to make contact with other people in a peaceful manner – which means that you have to develop manners and other social skills. Capitalism encourages more extraverted behavior, and more vigilance regarding how your own behavior affects others.

Capitalism also encourages the transmission of hard won intellectual, emotional, and social skills across generations. What you have learned you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren, students and peers, so that they continue to develop what you have learned indefinitely into the future.

This is what civilization is built upon, and it is the definition of culture. Man-kind is unique in the world in that we have culture. Wolves are social, a herd of buffalo is social, a pod of dolphins is social; but we transfer knowledge and tangible expressions of that knowledge across generations.

We do this because we have the mental capacity to do so, but it is capitalism that encourages us to use that mental capacity, and to use it in such a way that we create improvements upon what has been created before.

I admit that the libertarian’s are among the most gifted of all political writers, but their surreptitious pass-over of depraved human nature, greed, and lust for the controlling power needed to accomplish the Capitalist dreams of riches is hardly ever mentioned. Instead, what they do elucidate is how wonderful these Capitalist characteristics are, and how they benefit society. I would be grateful if they would admit that Capitalism has never really existed except in free enterprise, and what they are really presenting is Monopolistic Capitalism, because without strict control, the Bankers would control (OWN)  everything, just as they do now. The problem is not in commerce, the problem is in how to keep the politicians honest and free from the Bankers corrupting power. After all, their both depraved human beings.

3) Capitalism facilitates the development of long-term individual personal satisfaction and happiness in life. This in turn encourages people to engage in personal virtue – the virtue of happiness. For the Bankers and their henchmen.

We have within us the impulses and desires that can lead us toward short-term pleasures and actions which can do great harm to ourselves and others. We can be violent, we can be abusive, we can be self-absorbed, and we can be totally oblivious to the effect that we have on others.

To indulge these impulses and desires personally on a regular basis is to create a life that is destructive, dangerous, painful, and short. To encourage such a lifestyle as a culture is to create a living hell on earth.

Capitalism makes it supremely worthwhile for us to do something completely different.

We also have within us the capacity to think, to plan, to envision the potential consequences of our actions; to learn from our mistakes, and from the responses of others. Not without God’s direct intervention.

The more we use this capacity, the more we develop an appreciation for the great personal satisfaction and happiness that can follow from paying close attention to what we do; and we learn, in continually greater depth, how what we do affects ourselves and others.

Capitalism creates the external circumstances whereby using this capacity is a benefit. It is these long-term, self-reflective, empathic and externally focused qualities that make possible the great array of personal virtues – gratitude, courage, empathy, productivity, creativity, forgiveness, integrity, compassion, and perseverance, to name just a few. Capitalistic coercion is just plain wonderfull! Right?

4) Capitalism encourages us to co-operate.

"Dog eat dog competition" is an enduring image created by capitalism's enemies. But it is the kind of brute force employed by statism that fuels such violence. I am no supporter of unbridled statism, but Monopolistic Capitalism has provided the most brute  force the world has ever seen. They destroy entire nations, and murder hundreds of millions of people with their money power to buy governments. Let us not forget that CAPITALISM INCLUDE’S DEPRAVED MONOPLISTIC BANKERS WHOSE’S MONEY POWER PRODUCES STATISM.

The competition of capitalism can be intense and difficult, and failure is an integral part of it. But in order to be successful at anything in business, you have to cooperate with other people, work together with other people, and learn from your mistakes and failures. The better you are at this, the more possibilities you will create in the future.

It is your competitors in business who force you to hone your skills, keep up on the best practices, and provide the best products and services for your customers. In this sense, your competitors are your allies – they are not out to destroy you personally, they are in competition with you, engaged in an active relationship that keeps each of you on your growing edge.

Our forefathers and mothers made the mistake of accepting socialism's moral claims. They accepted the progressive's claims of virtue in the form of compassion, and they were seduced by their vision of a better world, with better people. We can forgive them for this, as they did not have the past one hundred-plus years of witnessing the contrast and the results of such idealistic visions that we have.

I vividly remember my (conservative) grandmother saying that, "Socialism may be a good idea in theory, but that it just doesn't work." What she – and millions of others – did not understand is that the theory stinks as well.

What they did not understand is that the progressives, the socialists, the communists, the fascists… the statists of all stripes – those advocating the use of government power to mold and shape human beings into the image of the wielders of that power – had nothing to compare with the benevolent power of voluntary exchange.

The contrast between capitalism and all forms of statism is as stark as the difference between what happens when a lumber company owns their own land, versus when they have a short term lease on government owned land.

When a company owns their own land, they have an incentive to take great care of that land. Their concern is with long-term productivity, and so they harvest just enough trees so that they can replace those trees over time, and still have more for next year's harvest.

When a lumber company has a short-term lease, their incentive is to get as many trees cut down as quickly as possible before their lease runs out.

Capitalism leads to civilization, long term planning, empathy, and the continual creation of greater value.

Statism leads to the personal and cultural equivalent of clear cutting.

Capitalism encourages the ambitious man to think: "What can I create and/or produce that would be of value and benefit to others; enough so that they would willingly and gladly exchange their hard earned money for it? How could I communicate with them and persuade them of this value? How could they best put it to use?"

 

Statism encourages an ambitious man to think, "how can I get more power to do my will, by using force to compel my ideals – well intentioned or evil – upon others?"

In the honest contest for the moral high ground between capitalism and any form of statism, there is no contest. It is capitalism that has made us human.

It is capitalism that encourages us to bring out the best in our nature, to consider the experience of others, and to work together peacefully to make good things happen.

It is the Founding Principles of the United States of America, as envisioned in the Declaration of Independence, and as set forth with crystal clarity in our supreme law of the land, the Constitution, that have brought those qualities to bear with more energy and effectiveness than the world has ever seen. THIS AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PREACHER! He is wonderful at working around the fact’s, which are and always have been in modern commerce, the centralization of power through buying government’s and then blaming them for carrying out the Bankers orders. STATISM DOES NOT EXIST ON IT’S OWN, IT IS THE RESULT OF BANKER’S POWER TO COERCE GOVERNMENT.

The moral defense of capitalism is not ambiguous, and it is not a matter of opinion. It is as clear and bold as war versus peace, freedom versus slavery, human sacrifice versus empathy and love.

Let's learn from the mistakes of our elders, and boldly affirm the goodness of our inheritance, a free, vibrant, and ingenious country, based upon the greatest social force for good: the relationships of exchange made possible through capitalism. When this guy grows up and see’s the light, he is going to make one hell of a used car salesman. He use’s words like a horney teenager makes promises it won’t hurt, and that’s just what his girlfriend  wants to hear!

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I am going to take a leap of faith, and assume the reader has read my underlined notes above, and concluded that I have little respect for gifted people who use their gift to confuse the masses, and that is the sum-total of libertarianism.

Just a bunch of surreptitious word-smithing to confuse all but the person with eyes wide open, and cognizant of human depravity. Yes, I am a misanthropic curmudgeon, and it is entirely because my wide-open eyes have observed human depravity, including my own, and my mind is cognizant of the historical record of human atrocities too awful to describe with any acceptable vernacular. Only the crudest explication, full of the foulest language can do it justice. And, the most surreptitious libertarian statement ever made is in our Declaration of Independence as follows. “All men are created equal.”

That proposition contains more bullshit than a garbage barge can transport. Even all men deserve equal treatment under the law is bullshit, when you are aware of human depravity. In the first place, men and women have an infinite variety of attributes, and their use of them disqualifies them from equal treatment. You are not gong to treat me the same as a pedophile and get away with it, and you are not going to give a convicted pedophile the same respect and advantages as you give me, and get away with it. The same goes for fagot fudge-packers, and a host of other scumbags. AND, the Bible confirms that God feels the same way!

That surreptitious libertarian proposition is strictly for the dull and ignorant do-gooder who believes all we have to do is love one another and everything will be hunky-dory. I do not, and never will, love fudge-packers and or pedophiles, and many other scumbags.

BUT, that does not mean I will impose my own justice on them. That is supposed to be what the law is for in a sane world, which we do not enjoy at this time. Hurt my loved ones, and that does not apply. Which means: you had better turn yourself in to the law before I get you. See now, how widely varied and obnoxious humans can be? Which of you are intelligent enough to write laws for all humanity? God only needed ten, so you may have to work pretty hard to beat that and still cover everything.

Libertarian theory is like an exceptionally beautiful, intelligent, and sensual woman that intentionally transmits a social disease. A person is over-come with false promises, and their own depraved nature, by her attributes, and the results are damn hard to live with.

In the beginning of my studies on libertarianism, I admit to being just as excited as the victim I just outlined above, and remained that way for several years, as I am not very smart. I do have great and reliable instincts though, and eventually understood that the common person would never be capable of financially defending their self against the rich man or corporation, with the exception of the little person finding an attorney slick enough to convince them into giving up an unfair amount of the judgment if he/she wins, and that is the big hole in libertarianism. In everyday practice, libertarianism is a surreptitious false promise because humanities depraved nature will prevail every time.

Now, what kind of person would discredit such good-hearted men as the libertarian writers if they did not have a better plan? First, let me state that free-market commerce, and free-enterprise is not the same as libertarian theory, with (FREE) meaning you don’t have to pay someone or government to own your own business to sell something, and the buyer does not have to pay a fee to make a purchase, or for making a purchase, or both, and the two are not the same thing!

Second, since an excess of money power gives a person an unfair advantage over the buyer, who probably cannot defend their self, some form of control, or power, has to equalize the risk in the transaction. This requires a force of greater power than the seller to counter the money power advantage. Where else can this come from than government? Remember God did justify commerce and governments.

He also gave government’s greater power than the buyer and seller! A fair transaction was a requirement, and the government is to mediate. If this sounds like do-gooder democracy, you have a cognition problem. To make a long story a little shorter, men of high intelligence are going to have to design a republican form of government that has a way to control those who govern, since our great heroic founders fell down on the job and allowed the Investment Bankers to design our government to their advantage.

So, I propose we find men who have the ability, experience, have proven that fact by their past writings, and are willing to submit their self to a committee of elected judges, who can fire them on notice and verification of departure from their own words. The same power over all government bodies and persons therein is to apply, and any man, regardless of his station in life, and without cost, can institute an investigation by an elected grand jury of the people if his claim has merit with that same jury. The committees of judges then carry out the law, remove the guilty man from office, and determine what if any other restitution is required. A republican form of government can only work if the power is in the people’s hands to light the fuse of the impeachment procedure. If the grand jury should become corrupt then the people can approach another. There is also a requirement on the people, and that would be having the intelligence to articulate his claim in an intelligent dictation that is in conformity with the laws prevailing.

If a man cannot conduct a convincing argument, then he must hold his peace and find another who can. But to have men govern us who are untouchable by the people is stupidity of the highest order. All of the nuts and bolts of our judiciary require a complete overhaul, and there are people within the internet revolution community who are knowledgeable and capable of redesigning American government so that peace and prosperity can return to our lives and our posterity.

At this time, all that is needed is to form a coalition of people willing to protect these new founders of freedom from the reach of our present tyrannical government. This is where talk and courage is separated.

I have just laid my life on the line by publishing this notice, so who will do the same to protect our new founders? OldDog at wethepeople@anationbeguiled.com

 

 

 

Who will put the gold questions to central banks?

August 7th, 2011 by

 

How is the gold price rigged, and by whom?

 

 Le Metropole Members,

Chris Powell: Who will put the gold questions to central banks? 

Submitted by cpowell on 04:32PM ET Friday, August 5, 2011. Section: Daily Dispatches
Remarks by Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
GATA Gold Rush 2011
Savoy Hotel, London
Friday, August 5, 2011

Those of you who have been following GATA for a long time are owed a bit of an apology from me today. For I will say some things you have heard before, as they may be new to others here, as I'm reminded of the advice given to me some years ago by a friend who was twice elected to Connecticut's state legislature, three times to the U.S. House of
Representatives, and three times as governor of Connecticut. He told me that repetition is crucial in politics, and that, tedious as it may seem, just when you think you're going to have to kill yourself if you say something over again, that's when people are just starting to listen.

Of course that was before he disgraced the state, was caught taking gifts from government contractors, resigned under threat of impeachment, pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge, and was sent to prison for a year. But I guess he didn't get everything wrong.

GATA is still about what it was about when it was founded in January 1999 — exposing and opposing the rigging of the gold market and related markets.

Why is the gold market rigged?

It's rigged because, despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's insistence the other day that gold is not money, just "tradition," gold is indeed a currency that competes brutally with government-issued currencies and helps determine not only the value of those currencies but also the level of interest rates and the value of government bonds. This was all documented in an academic study published in June 1988 in the Journal of Political Economy written by Harvard economics professor Lawrence Summers and University of Michigan economics professor Robert Barsky. This Summers-Barsky study was unearthed and interpreted by another speaker at this conference, gold price suppression litigator Reg Howe. The study implied that if governments could get control of the gold price, they could also get control of interest rates.

Of course Summers went on to become U.S. treasury secretary, an office in which expertise in controlling the gold price is highly desirable.

How is the gold price rigged, and by whom?

It is rigged openly through outright sales of gold by central banks, as it was rigged openly in the 1960s by the association of Western central banks known as the London gold pool, and, since the gold pool's collapse in 1968, rigged both openly and surreptitiously through central bank sales and leases and by bullion bank short positions and derivatives that are backstopped by access to Western central bank gold.

GATA has established this extensively from official sources whose admissions are compiled in the "Documentation" section of our Internet site:

http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21

That is, the gold price suppression scheme is not what it is disparaged as being, "conspiracy theory." Rather it is a matter of public record — at least for those who want to look at the record. I would welcome an opportunity to examine and discuss this record in detail, document by document, with any doubters in a public forum. Some of the most incriminating material remains posted at Federal Reserve Internet sites.

But the official record of gold price suppression is not merely historical. Thanks to GATA's work, it is very contemporary as well. That's what I'd like to update you about today.

Two years ago, using the federal Freedom of Information Act, GATA asked the Federal Reserve to provide access to its gold records, particularly its records involving gold swaps. Gold swaps are trades of gold between central banks, enabling one central bank to intervene in the gold market at the behest of another, keeping the other's fingerprints off the intervention. Gold swaps are a primary mechanism of the gold price suppression scheme.

While the Fed refused to give us access to its gold records, in adjudicating our request internally the Fed did make, perhaps inadvertently, a sensational disclosure. On September 17, 2009, the member of the Fed's Board of Governors who was acting as the judge of our request, Kevin M. Warsh, wrote a letter to GATA's lawyer, William Olson of Vienna, Virginia, confirming the Fed's denial of access. Among the records being withheld from us, Warsh disclosed, were records about the Fed's gold swap arrangements with foreign banks, which, he wrote, "is not the type of information that is customarily disclosed to the public":

http://www.gata.org/files/GATAFedResponse-09-17-2009.pdf

This admission of gold swap arrangements plainly contradicted previous statements by the Fed that it was not involved in the gold market in any way.

Unwilling to let Fed Governor Warsh's letter be the last word on access to the Fed's gold records, on December 31, 2009, GATA sued the Fed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Fed told the court that the Fed really couldn't find many records involving gold. Implausible as this was, unfortunately the judge, Ellen Segal Huvelle, denied GATA's request to interrogate Fed officials under oath about what seemed to us to be their wholly inadequate search. Whereupon the judge reviewed, privately in her chambers, the few documents the Fed had submitted, and on February 3 this year she ruled that the Fed could keep secret all but one of those records. She ordered the Fed to disclose that one record to GATA within two weeks.

On February 18 this year the Fed released the document — the minutes of the April 1997 meeting of the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee as compiled by an official of the New York Federal Reserve bank. The minutes showed government and central bank officials conspiring in secret to coordinate their gold market policies.

Perhaps of equal interest, the Fed claimed not to be able to find minutes of any other meeting of the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee. Either the the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee has met only that once, in April 1997, or the Fed was not represented at any other such meetings, or such minutes were conveniently misplaced for the purposes of GATA's lawsuit.

Thus GATA's lawsuit established that the Fed, despite its protests of innocence, has many gold secrets after all even as we managed to pry a couple of those secrets loose and publicize them — first, that the Fed has gold swap arrangements, and second, that in 1997 the Fed was conspiring with other central banks to coordinate their gold market policies, and that there was no announcement of this.

Almost as gratifying to us was that, since the court found that the Fed had illegally withheld that one document from us, Judge Huvelle ordered the Fed to pay court costs to GATA, which the Fed did in May, sending us a check for $2,870, which we'll display here later today.

But the revelations about central bank gold swaps don't end there. In August 2009, while GATA was waging its freedom-of-information battle against the Fed, our consultant, Rob Kirby of Kirby Analytics in Toronto, wrote to the German central bank, the Bundesbank, about a report that most of the German national gold was being kept outside Germany, particularly in New York, presumably at the New York Fed.

The Bundesbank replied to Kirby as follows:

"The Deutsche Bundesbank keeps a large part of its gold holdings in its own vaults in Germany, while some of its gold is also stored with the central banks located at major gold trading centres. This has historical and market-related reasons, the gold having been transferred to the Bundesbank at these trading centres. Moreover, the Bundesbank needs to hold gold at the various trading centres in order to conduct its gold activities."

So the Bundesbank says it keeps much of its gold at "trading centers" so that it may conduct its "gold activities."

What are those activities exactly?

In late 2010 the German journalist Lars Schall, who is here at this conference today, sought to follow up with the Bundesbank, posing 13 questions about those "gold activities," particularly as to whether the Bundesbank has any gold swap arrangements with the United States. The Bundesbank replied to Schall as follows:

"In managing foreign reserves, the Bundesbank fulfils one of its mandated tasks as an integral part of the European System of Central Banks. We trust you will understand that we are not able to divulge any further information regarding this activity. Particularly with respect to the confidential nature of information about where gold holdings are kept, we are unable to go into any greater detail concerning exact locations and the quantities stored at each of these. Likewise, owing to the strategic nature of the activity, we are not at liberty to provide you with more detailed information about gold transactions."

That seems like a pretty good confession that the Bundesbank has undertaken gold swaps as part of what it considers "strategic activity."

Another pretty good confession of the secret maneuvers being played with gold came at the hearing held by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology on June 23 this year, a hearing I attended. The Treasury Department's inspector general, Eric M. Thorson, testified that he had been told that no part of the U.S. gold reserve was encumbered. But he did not say exactly who told him this, so his comment was only hearsay. And when Thorson was asked just where the gold pledged by the United States to the International Monetary Fund is kept and how it is accounted for, Thorson couldn't say.

Three years ago when GATA put similar questions to the IMF — "Exactly where is your gold, and do you possess it or is it just a claim on the gold reserves of your member nations?" — the IMF was at first evasive and then abruptly cut off the correspondence without answering.

But then most official gold data is actually disinformation.

For the six years prior to 2009 China reported to the IMF that it held 600 tonnes of gold. But in April 2009 China reported that its gold reserves had increased by 76 percent, from 600 tonnes to 1,054 tonnes. Had China obtained the new 454 tonnes only in the past year? Of course not; China had been accumulating gold steadily without reporting it for six years.

In June 2010 the World Gold Council reported that Saudi Arabia had increased its gold reserves by 126 percent since 2008, from 143 tonnes to 323 tonnes. But a few weeks later the governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority said Saudi Arabia had not been purchasing gold lately and that the 143 tonnes in question had been held all along in what he called "other accounts" — held in accounts not being reported by Saudi Arabia.

That is, the true disposition of national gold reserves is a secret more sensitive than the disposition of nuclear weapons. For gold is a weapon just as powerful — a weapon crucial to market rigging, the secret knowledge of the financial universe. And while nuclear weapons can be used for blackmail, market rigging is a far more effective mechanism for looting the world.

Many of you have heard about the looting of Europe undertaken by the Nazi German occupation during World War II. But most of that looting did not take place as it is imagined, at the point of a gun. No, it took place through the currency markets.

This looting through the currency markets was spelled out by the November 1943 edition of a military intelligence letter published by the U.S. War Department, a letter called Tactical and Technical Trends. Of course the Nazi occupation seized whatever central bank gold reserves had not been sent out of the occupied countries in time. But then the Nazi occupation either issued special occupation currency that could not be used in Germany itself or, in countries that had strong banking systems, took over the domestic central bank and enforced an exchange rate much more favorable to the reichsmark. Or else the Nazi occupation simply printed for itself and spent huge new amounts of the regular currency of the occupied country.

It was this control of the currency markets that drafted everyone in the occupied countries into the service of the occupation and achieved a one-way flow of production, a flow out of the occupied countries and into Nazi Germany.

For a few years Nazi Germany had one hell of a trade deficit — and couldn't have cared less about it. For controlling the currencies of occupied Europe, Nazi Germany never had to cover that deficit, at least not as long as the military occupation continued.

Since the United States now issues the reserve currency for the world, the dollar, the United States now more or less occupies most countries economically, even those countries that have their own currencies, since even those countries hold most of their foreign exchange reserves in dollars. Thus the current one-way flow of production — out of the rest of the world and into the United States.

This exploitation is not well-publicized but it is no secret.

In the 1960s France's finance minister called it an "exorbitant privilege" for just one country — the United States — to be able to issue the world reserve currency.

In 2004 the deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia, Oleg Mozhaiskov, told the London Bullion Market Association conference held in Moscow:

"Although there are several reserve currencies, the blatant lack of discipline is demonstrated by the U.S. dollar. I am leaving aside the main aspects of this problem, such as the social and economic injustice of a world order that allows the richest country in the world to live in debt, undermining the vital interests of other countries and peoples. What is important for us today is another aspect, which is connected with the responsibility of the state issuing the reserve currency and for the international community preserving that currency's buying power."

Incidentally, the only words of English spoken by Mozhaiskov in that speech were "Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee." The Bank of Russia long had been following our work without our knowledge.

And just this week Russia's prime minister, former president, and perhaps future president, Vladimir Putin, called the United States a "parasite" on account of its huge external debt and the dominance of the dollar.

The whole gold price suppression scheme — a dollar-support scheme — is exposed by any serious questioning. But who will ask the questions? The scheme survives only because of negligent journalism about the true reserve currency, gold.

The falsity of the data about the gold market practically screams at financial journalists:

– There is the omission from official gold reserve reports of leased and swapped gold.

– There are the sudden huge changes in official gold reserve totals.

– And there are the deception and conflicts of interest built into the prospectuses of gold and silver exchange-traded funds, whose metal custodians happen also to be the world's biggest gold and silver shorters.

Valid documentation about the gold market also practically screams at financial journalists:

– There are the huge and disproportionate gold, silver, and interest rate derivative positions built up at just a few international banks, positions that never could be undertaken without the expressed or implicit underwriting of government, particularly the U.S. government.

– There are the many official records, collected and publicized by GATA over the years, demonstrating the explicit plans and desire of the U.S. government to suppress and control the price of gold.

Most obvious is the question that should follow the common disparagement of gold, a question that somehow is never asked. You've heard it: the constantly reported observation that gold has not come close to keeping pace with inflation over the last 30 years. Oil has kept up, food has kept up, other metals have kept up, but not gold.

So why not? Why hasn't gold kept up with inflation?

Could it be that someone found a way to vastly increase the supply of gold without having to go through the trouble of mining it — to dishoard and lease it from central bank reserves and then issue certificates against gold that never existed in the first place?

"Why" is supposed to be a basic question of journalism. But it has fallen out of financial journalism when it comes to gold.

In May I spent an hour in New York with the commodities reporter of The Wall Street Journal. That newspaper has been given much of the documentation GATA has collected but has not yet published anything about it.

Also in May a nationally broadcast television program interviewed me for an hour, with the cameras rolling, on the steps of the Federal Reserve in Washington. That program has all the documentation too. Nothing has been broadcast yet, though I'm hopeful.

Over the last year I've spent much time briefing a reporter for a major news agency, at her request. At my urging, unlike all other reporters, she even called the Fed and got a very telling "no comment" about the gold swaps. But last I heard from her, she couldn't get her editor's permission to write a gold story.

Frustrating as all this is, it can't be too surprising. After all, who are the major advertisers in the financial news media and the major sources of news? The market manipulators and governments themselves. And journalists seem to take for granted that central banks operate in secret, particularly in regard to gold, so there's no point in questioning them.

Well, maybe someday some journalist somewhere will put to a central banker a critical question about gold. Maybe it will be one of the journalists we met at our press conference yesterday.

In any case, whenever I come to this great city I can't help falling into June 1940 mode and reminding myself that liberty is worth contending for no matter how bad the odds — that there really isn't much else.

The other day a few blocks from here I went through the museum that has been made out of the old Cabinet War Rooms, where the rescue of all decent civilization was arranged even as the bombs of the most evil totalitarianism fell all around and Britain, at Churchill's urging, heroically faced them alone.

At the museum there was, of course, a photo of General DeGaulle, who refused to accept the fall of France and flew to London to fight on. For the time being, De Gaulle decided, in exile he would be France, and he was — though maybe, years later, he thought himself to be France even after France was once again able to do the job itself.

From GATA's beginning I have wondered whether we could really presume to speak for gold. And not just for gold, of course — we are not idolaters — but for the economic and political liberty it serves and stands for. With gold always under attack precisely for what it represents, and with no others coming forward to defend it for what it represents, with the gold mining industry's main trade association refusing to acknowledge the attack, we have hoped that any presumption on our part might be forgiven.

We remain largely amateurs. At the outset we did not half understand what was going on and what we were setting about to do. Our name preserves that imperfect understanding. We thought we had discovered just another anti-trust violation. It was a while before we perceived that we were up against government policy and that most of what we were discovering had been discovered long ago, at least in principle, just not well taught, publicized, preserved, and made timely again.

Because it can work only through surreptitiousness and deceit, this government policy will be defeated when it is more widely understood — and every day it is being better understood.

Just yesterday GATA Chairman Bill Murphy was invited on CNBC Europe — GATA's first invitation on CNBC in 12 years. And two more speakers at this conference, James Turk and Ben Davies, were on CNBC Europe this morning.

The word is getting around now, and thanks to you and the speakers who have come here today, we are no longer alone. That, I think, will prove decisive.

Some of our speakers will talk about what should be. At this turbulent time for its financial system, the world surely needs new options. But with your support GATA will keep working to reveal what is.

This is, we think, a great cause. And as Churchill said even as the bombs fell on this city, "When great causes are on the move in the world, we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, that, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

Reduce your assets to physical gold and silver just as fast as you learn how to do it safely.

#1 Find a trustworthy dealer/trader, and ask about their shipping, insurance, and payment method.

#2 Study and learn what physical form is the most marketable when you want to sell, and who to sell it too.

Remember you won’t buy food with a 1 kilo bar, so have plenty of 1 half oz, quarter oz, and 1/10th oz silver to trade with. Junk silver may be a good idea to have for trading as it is recognized everywhere as to it’s value.

#3 Buy a good heavy fire rated safe and bolt it down through the floor of the safe. Bury some in PVC pipes with capps on the ends in an auger drilled vertical hole at night. Record the measurements of each hole from immovable objects in your own code, and keep that in your safe.

#4 Do not be naive, there are plenty of slick salespeople happy to take your money.

#5 If you have some serious money, look into an offshore vault. But make damn sure you can get it on demand.

#6 Do not be surprised to learn our government will make  private ownership illegal again, so be prepared to tell them where to go. Hell is my suggestion!

911 MISSING LINKS

August 6th, 2011 by

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/

Normally I avoid videos and audios both, because I have a reference with text, and I can go back quickly and refresh my memory, add or edit something, and many people have their email settings to plain text only, so I would have to send them to a web-site link they may or may not trust. Besides that I consider videos boring. This time I found one that is 2hrs & 4minutes long, and it kept my attention all the way through, this is a first for me, but it was well worth it. If, you are (and you should be) curious about 911, only the most stubborn person will deny the truth in this video. It is well worth your time, as this is an amazing documentary by talented professionals.

 

Missing Links from Jew Movies on Vimeo.

CRISES – A PATH TO TOTALITARIAN RULE

August 6th, 2011 by

 

CRISES – A PATH TO TOTALITARIAN RULE

http://www.newswithviews.com/Schwiesow/jim184.htm

 From the article (STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES)

By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.

Most crises, other than natural, are the inventions of devious minds, they are the tools that have been – and will always be – used to seize power, to circumvent laws, to institute control, and to enable undesirable change. A crisis simply means that some person or a group of people has either created or simulated circumstances to influence some event or to promote a desired activity. Adolph Hitler was a master at creating crises, he promoted a series of such that enabled him to establish a fascist despotic rule over a nation and its people, to institute wars upon sovereign nations, to seize territory, to encourage genocide, and to force his will upon a major portion of the world.

In our own society environmentalists manufacture crises to abridge self-determination, to limit personal prerogatives, and to curtail various lawful activities and technical advances of which they autocratically disapprove. These may be identified by a display of obsessive-compulsive behavior when in the presence of chainsaws, bulldozers and construction equipment; they are only at ease while hugging a tree or in the presence of snail darters

Social do-gooders devise crises of various sort to force their personal, often totally selfish and stupid, desires upon their neighbors, upon those who are culturally different, upon the children of families other than their own, and upon businesses and industries who produce and sell products that they personally deem undesirable or inappropriate. The notable feature of them is that their noses are extraordinarily long, an anomaly born of sticking them into the business of others.

Human elephants?

And now we come to the most pestilent, the most dangerous, the most consistent, and the most fearsome perpetuator of false crises – the U.S. government. Most everything that the educated morons of our government carry out – on both the administrative and bureaucratic levels – is born of a crisis predicated upon simulated circumstances. That monstrous boondoggle Obamacare is a case in point.

As stated the bureaucrats have honed crises driven encroachments upon your liberties and freedoms to extraordinary lengths. The Food and Drug Administration – our food and drug Nazis – is an excellent example. The agents of this Gestapo- like outfit limits your choice of non-prescription natural supplements; forces the manufacturers of supplements to remove the effective natural constituents of certain supplements so that the sale of these might not inhibit the sales of prescription meds by their bosom buddies the pharmaceutical barons, and tells you what you can and cannot eat, experience or utilize.

There are many hundreds of examples of such phony crises-driven excesses by the various tyrannical bureaus and agencies, but time and space limits the listing of such. But, I would be remiss if I did not point out the fact that it is those who most often do the bidding of the heretofore referred domestic environmentalists and social do-gooders, who are equally responsible. We are indeed surrounded by idiots.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Because of my lack of linguist skills, I have capitalized on Sheriff Schwiesow’s extraordinary talent to set the stage for this less than polite rant, as a more articulate elucidation of this subject could not be composed by any another person whose work I have read.

One of the great benefits of being an extraordinary writer is in accumulating the love and admiration of thousands of people you have never met. In the case of this old misanthropic curmudgeon, obtaining my respect is a considerable accomplishment, and I freely admit to a considerable amount of respectful admiration for this gifted gentleman. Respect is something I hold in reserve for undeniable excellence. He has commented in a past article that some of his readers complain of his high-faluting vocabulary; but who gives a shit what the dull and ignorant think? His vocabulary is an indication of having an excellent memory and high degree of intelligence; something that seems to be lacking in most Americans these days. Including me.

The reason I got so honked off on Jim’s article today is because it is an excellent entry to a subject that has been rubbing a raw spot in my mind for twenty years now, and in one word, it is manipulation. Now manipulation is something any parent or husband has had plenty of exposure too, but coming from people who have power over me, it is an abomination, as bad as having shingles on my brain. It makes my mind hurt. For the upper class, manipulation has been given a new name to differentiate between personal and social manipulation. They call it the Hegelian dialectic and claim it has three stages, as in: “an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis)”

This is like giving your daughters girl friends free condoms to keep them safe, with an objective of promoting a promiscuous behavior, and justifying your constant insulting instructions to your daughter to keep her legs crossed, OR. IF YOUR MEMORY IS ASTUTE, hiring a couple of bank robbers in full body armor to instigate a shoot out with under trained and under equipped police officers, with the objective of changing everyone’s opinion of what kind of attitude and armament the officers should have. The result is, swat teams, and an attitude of disrespect for civilian life. It is also the beginning of, the militarization of our countries local law enforcement, and why you see every cop in town carrying an arsenal around their ample bellies. All of this was nothing more than social manipulation, to produce a social acceptance of fear. Along with the twin towers destruction by the manipulators, and the justification of creating the war on terror, Americans are no longer feeling secure with their law enforcers, or lawmakers, who are hell bent on removing our God given rights to be secure in our own homes and in our travels. Our politicians must all be graduates of the university of manipulation, because the bills passed in the last twenty years has produced a hell of a lot of synthesis, and a nation of damn cowards.

 

Surely by now the reader can figure out without studying anything that our government is, and has been, for a hundred years, our mortal enemy. Here is a great, simple, and fool proof I.Q. test folks. ARE YOU STILL VOTING?

If so, you have poop for brains, because your votes only assist the manipulators in setting up another crooked politician trained in manipulation, for the destruction of liberty. An informed and active population would never have fallen for the atrocities being forced on us by the scumbag employees of the International Investment Banksters.

 

The way things stand right now, we are about a year away from the end of the federal reserves 100 year contract, which means it will occur during this scumbag presidents reign, and the Banksters are supporting him with wall street money unlimited. Can you imagine OBAMA, and CONGRESS refusing to renew the banksers contract, when they should be defaulting on the banksters, and telling them to go piss up a rope. The Banksters have Obama by the short hairs folks, and all of congress to boot. So here is the bottom line. We have less than a year left to educate and inspire the majority of this country or bend over and kiss our ass goodbye.

WAKE THE HELL UP!

They know what they are doing, and they will be disarming us this year come hell or high water. Then, we will be facing a bunch of traitorous police officers, and Obama’s brainwashed homeland military, to keep a tight lid on any rebellion. Take this to the bank folks, you will be slaves, and I will be dead by next winter. If you have friends or family in law enforcement or the military, you better inform them of their duty to the people, and to hell with the government.

If any government scumbag snitch is reading this,you, your congressional representatives, and your nappy-headed Dear Leader!

Sorry Jim, I know you do not associate with, or approve of people like me, but I have had all I can take.

 

OldDog

olddog@anationbeguiled.com

http://anationbeguiled.com

http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com

 

Why Gold and Silver Prices Will More than Double Again Even From Current Prices

August 5th, 2011 by

Don’t Get Left Behind When Gold & Silver Explode in Price

By J.S. Kim of the SmartKnowledgeU investment system and the Underground Investor letter

August 4th, 2011

Those that are familiar with my writings about gold and silver for the last six years know that I have said gold was cheap at $500, $600, $700, $800, $1000 and $1,200 a troy ounce and know that I have said silver was cheap at $11, $12, $14, $16, $25, and $30 a troy ounce. Today, I will reiterate that gold is still cheap in the $1500 to $1600 range and that silver is still cheap in the $40 range because the largest movements in gold and silver prices as well as gold and silver mining stocks have still not happened and will materialize over the next four to five years. Again, this doesn’t mean that gold and silver can’t or won’t correct or consolidate again in the future because both PMs always do. I have written publicly so much about this topic over the years (and even in much greater depth to my subscribing members) because I truly believe it is insanity not to participate in one of the best ways to invest in gold and silver today – the ownership of physical gold and physical silver.

 

Hundreds of millions of investors worldwide, influenced by the propaganda of Western bankers, have consciously made poor decisions not to own a single ounce of physical gold and physical silver today. One of the first realities an investor must understand about the gold and silver market is that the Economics 101 concept of price being set by physical supply and physical demand is an utter lie.  In today’s world of banking and financial industry lies, the price of gold and silver are NOT set by the physical demand and physical supply of either of these metals, but rather by the artificial supply and demand of paper contracts predominantly backed by no physical metal.

 

By now, the following facts are very well known by seasoned physical gold and physical silver buyers but likely still unknown to the average investor worldwide. A CPM Group document released in the year 2000 stated, “With the start of the London Bullion Market Association’s release of monthly trading data, the market has become aware that 100 times more gold and silver trade hands each year, just in the major markets, than is produced or used. Some market participants have wondered aloud how 10 billion ounces of gold could trade via the major markets each year, compared to 120 million ounces of total supply and demand, while roughly 100 billion ounces of silver change hands, compared to around 628 million ounces of new supply.”  Thus, one can see that the fraud perpetrated by bullion banks in the silver futures market exceeds even the fraud they commit in the gold futures markets.  Take the figures provided above, and a quick calculation reveals that bankers were trading nearly 160 times of paper ounces of silver every year than the annual physical supply of silver mined from the earth.

 

However, break down these numbers even more and the fraud becomes even more astounding.  While in 2000, about 628 million ounces of new supply of physical silver came to market, in 2010, mine production of new silver supply was slightly higher at 735.9 million ounces. Net government sales accounted for another 44.8 million ounces, old silver scrap provided an additional 215 million ounces, and producer hedging accounted for the final 61.1 million ounces. Thus a total annual supply of roughly 1 billion ounces of silver existed in 2010.  However, industrial usage, photography and jewelry used up nearly 78% of the one billion ounces of physical silver supply in 2010 and left less than 100 million ounces available for minting in the form of silver coins. (Source: The Silver Institute). Despite this tightness of new investment silver supply, there have been days in recent months when more than 250 million ounces of paper silver traded on the COMEX in less than one minute! During the times ridiculous volumes of paper silver were trading on the COMEX, usually the price of silver was plummeting in intra-day trading. Thus, bankers were clearly using this massive artificial supply of paper silver contracts to knock down prices.  On top of this fraud, bankers have stretched the landscape of imaginary supply of gold and silver with their introduction of the gold ETF, the GLD, and the silver ETF, the SLV, both of which started trading in 2006. Both theGLD and SLV are highly suspect, likely fraudulent vehicles that probably are either (1) only partially backed by physical gold and physical silver and/or (2) respectively backed by unallocated physical gold/silver that have multiple claims upon themAgain, fraudulent derivative paper gold and paper silver products create a perception of increased supply even when there is no REAL increase in the underlying physical supply or even at times when physical supply is shrinking. Bankers have created this mechanism specifically to suppress the price of gold and silver and to keep their Ponzi fiat currency scheme alive – a scheme that they utilize every single day to silently steal wealth from every citizen on this planet.

 

I have heard the criticisms levied against Eric Sprott and James Turk regarding their pro-silver and pro-gold stance in that they are just selling their books as PM fund managers and bullion dealers. However, I believe these criticisms to be patently unfair. I don’t believe that either Mr. Sprott or Mr. Turk are so enthusiastic about the future prospects of gold and silver returns because they just want to “talk their books”. Rather, I believe that they are so enthusiastic due to their deeper level of understanding about PM markets than the average retail investor and the vast majority of uneducated commercial investment industry advisers. Furthermore, I’ve been one of the most passionate supporters of gold and silver for the last decade and I have never acted as a bullion dealer, have never received any commissions from any sales of mining stocks, and have never accepted a single cent from any mining company to provide coverage of their company to my subscribing members though I have been approached many times to do so over the years.

 

To illustrate the level of misunderstanding that still exists about gold and silver prices, here’s one piece of investment “advice” that landed in my email inbox on August 16, 2008: “The barbarous relic – gold – is another good choice, usually. But gold has already appreciated from just over $300 an ounce six years ago to almost $900 today. It could be a little late.” This adviser went on to push stocks and confidently declared that stocks would be the “big winner” once again over the next several years. From August 16, 2008 until today, the S&P 500 has lost 2.92% while gold has risen +111.33% and silver, +284.47%. Stocks, the big winner? I think not. But selling stocks is the big bread and butter money winner of most commercial investment advisers so that is the primary reason why they overwhelmingly always push their clients into purchasing stocks as opposed to the real big winner of precious metals. I recall reading a newspaper article several years ago from a financial adviser in Florida that claimed she was proud of convincing here clients NOT to buy gold at $800 an ounce because the gold price was too expensive and that it was her duty to protect her clients against their own foolish impulses. On November 8, 2007, thousands of people that subscribe to my free newsletter read the following statements from me:

 

“So with gold over $800 an ounce, is it still cheap? Emphatically yes, and here’s why. I’m not really sure how all the ‘Gold at 27-year high’ headlines came to be, but… if we experience a correction any time soon, and gold breaks back down to the $720 level again before continuing higher, it will just be really cheap. Here’s why. Anyone that’s ever studied the formula that is used to calculate the Consumer Price Index(CPI)  in the U.S. knows that the formula has been greatly tinkered with over the years to produce absurdly low inflation numbers that are merely an artificially manufactured number that probably fits some pre-determined number the government would like to report.”

 

So back then, even with gold trading at $800 an ounce, the banker-owned and controlled media in the Western world was filled with stories about an imminent “gold bubble” collapse because gold was at a “27-year high.” It’s important to review history from time to time to be reminded how easily you may have accepted patently absurd proclamations about gold and silver prices in order to avoid falling victim to the same banker-originated and banker-spread propaganda today.  The reason I have been overly passionate about gold and silver for years and still am today is because it takes great passion to overcome the widespread ignorance and deceit spread by the commercial investment industry to their clients about gold and silver.

 

Let’s see how things have panned out in the stocks versus PM investment game over the past few years. From the launch of my Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter on June 15, 2007 until July 25, 2010, in a little over four years, my newsletter has returned a cumulative profit of  +211.49%. Over the same investment period, the S&P500, the FTSE100, the ASX200, and top 5 ETF iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Fund have respectively returned  -21.39%, -11.99%, -26.51%, and -2.69%. Furthermore, during the next four year period, from 2011 to 2015, I truly believe that an attainable goal for my Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter is to double or even triple my previous four-year cumulative returns, simply due to the following three reasons:

 

(1) Western bankers are increasingly losing control over the price suppression schemes they have enacted against gold and silver through their creation of bogus paper derivatives;

(2) The conditions that have lead to Euro and US dollar devaluation are worse today than they were 10 years ago and no underlying fundamental problem of the 2008 financial crisis has been adequately addressed as of today; and

(3) The percentage of people that have the amount of faith I hold in gold and silver to produce superior returns around the world is still minute.

Thus, once the average Dick and Jane retail investor finally believe in the facts surrounding gold and silver versus the garbage propaganda disseminated by crooked bankers and ignorant advisers, the price of gold/silver and PM stocks will finally experience a truly parabolic rise.

 

Once a small percentage of retail investors worldwide, or even just a small percentage of retail investors in a densely populated country like China, finally realize that bankers have created insane massive paper supplies of artificial gold and silver backed by nothing but air and are consequently moved to purchase their first troy ounce of pure gold and/or pure silver, this very small action will exert tremendous upward pressure on the price of gold and silver. And once this happens, I hope that you will have already secured your physical reserves of gold and silver because it is then that PM prices will truly go ballistic.

 

About the author: In 2005, JS Kim walked away from the immorality of Wall Street to form his own fiercely independent investment research & consulting firm, SmartKnowledgeU. Freed from the deceit and massive restrictions of the commercial investment industry, JS has been guiding clients towards significant profitability ever since. Currently, JS is working on completing two short books that explain the fraud of the modern banking system in simple terms and plans to donate 100% of all profits from these books to orphanages in S. Africa, Vietnam, and Thailand. Visit us athttp://www.smartknowledgeu.com to be informed of their release andFollow us on Twitter.

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J.S. Kim: How bankers use imaginary supply to suppress gold and silver 

Submitted by cpowell on 05:24PM ET Thursday, August 4, 2011. Section: Daily Dispatches
1:18a BST Friday, August 5, 2011

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver:

In commentary posted Thursday, J.S. Kim of the SmartKnowledgeU investment system and the Underground Investor letter describes how infinite amounts of paper gold and silver are used to suppress prices. Kim writes: "Fraudulent derivative paper gold and paper silver products create a perception of increased supply even when there is no real increase in the underlying physical supply or even at times when physical supply is shrinking. Bankers have created this mechanism specifically to suppress the price of gold and silver and to keep their Ponzi fiat currency scheme alive — a scheme that they use every day to silently steal wealth from every citizen on this planet."

Kim's commentary is headlined "Why Gold and Silver Prices Will More than Double Again even from Current Prices" and you can find it at the Underground Investor here:

http://www.theundergroundinvestor.com/2011/08/why-gold-and-silver-prices-will-more-than-double-again-even-from-current-prices/

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

The money from heaven will be the path to hell.

August 3rd, 2011 by

 

NEWSMAX.COM

Dear Concerned American,

Those were the exact words spoken to me two weeks ago by famed economist and author Robert Wiedemer, as we sat over dinner in a fine Palm Beach, Fla., restaurant.

“You see, the medicine will become the poison,” Robert said as he pulled some economic charts from his briefcase.

“We will likely see 50% unemployment, a 90% stock market drop, and 100% annual inflation . . . starting in 2012.”

I was skeptical at first, but then I saw the evidence (click here to see the same charts he showed me).

Wiedemer’s prophetic words rang true yesterday when the “medicine” — the rejoicing from Capitol Hill over the passing of the debt ceiling legislation . . . became the “poison” — the Dow plunging 266 points due to legitimate fears and anguish over what this bill REALLY means for the future of this great nation.

That’s eight days in a row of stock market losses (nearly 7%).

And this could be the beginning of the end . . . the last time we saw a market sell-off like this was three years ago, when investors helplessly watched as the Dow lost 50% of its value.

Amazingly, Robert was warning investors back then too!

In 2006, he was one of the few economists who accurately predicted the four-bubble meltdown in the housing, stock, private debt and consumer spending markets that almost sunk America.

In 2009 he also warned people about the federal debt and dollar crises that we are currently experiencing.

So when I heard Robert’s warning that night, I knew you had to see the evidence for yourself. And that is why Newsmax hosted theAftershock Survival Summit.

During it, Robert shows you exactly why he thinks we will be facing VERY difficult times ahead.

But Robert doesn’t leave you hanging hopeless.

The most important factor Robert discussed on this broadcast was a step-by-step plan you can take with your investments, retirement savings, life insurance, debt, home, and even your job . . . so that you and your family can stay safe in the coming years.

To launch a FREE airing of this critical interview, simply click here!

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Financial Publisher
Newsmax and Moneynews

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A Compromise Takes Two Plans

July 30th, 2011 by

 

By Rebekah Southerland

Freelance Reporter

 

FORWARDED for Education, Edification, and Information only
Contact: becworks@gmail.com

FACT: Piers Morgan on CNN News pressed his GOP audience to "believe" that IRS taxes pay for government and is presenting the GOP as "bad guys" in the ongoing saga of government down grade and default, per his program on July 29, 2011.

LINK: Grace Report: http://www.uhuh.com/taxstuff/gracecom.htm

FACT: The Grace Report presented to the American public by President Reagan told the truth about how the IRS-gathered taxes are used.  IRS taxes DO NOT pay for running the federal government. They pay for DEBT REDUCTION on the national debt…only and nothing else.

FACT: The British Piers Morgan is ignorant of how the American tax system operates, yet his opinion is used to persuade Democrats that the GOP is causing a default. 

FACT:  Piers Morgan refuses to discuss the fact that there is no Democrat plan in writing.  Neither the President nor the Senate Democrats have a written bill by which compromise can be made.

FACT:  Compromise cannot take place when only one side presents a written bill…compromise always involves two different written plans.  So, when the talking news heads say there is not compromise, they reveal how ignorant they are….or they are trying to spin the public opinion against the GOP.  Compromising "hot air" just will not happen.  Stupid opinion.

FACT: The Republican TEA Party knows that FREEDOM cannot compromise with COMMUNISM.

FACT:  TEA stands for "TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY".
FACT:  Americans fought against Brits and taxation in the past.  They are doing it again.

FACT:  All Americans are smart….but, some Americans are smarter than others.

FACT:  Smart Americans know that the Communist Manifesto ten planks were inserted into the Democratic Party Platform with the influence of Eleanor Roosevelt.  This fact was made public by the British intelligence officer John P. Coleman, who disclosed the evidence.

FACT:  Smart Americans know that the communist-loving politicians have infiltrated both sides of the political aisle, and that a communist insurgency is taking place in the USA.  General Boykin made this fact known via video disclosure in 2011.

FACT:  Smart Americans know that without a $4 Trillion cut to the budget, Moody's will down grade the US Credit Rating.  So far, no political party has passed a bill that will cut $4 trillion.  The President refuses to put forth a plan to cut $4 Trillion.  The DOWN GRADE is now inevitable.

FACT: Smart Americans know that a DEFAULT of the federal level will literally put the federal level "out of business", thereby leaving the 50 State governors in charge of the country.

FACT: Smart Americans want total grid lock in the federal level.  They want a default.  They are ready to press the RESTART button for the FAILED FEDERAL LEVEL.

FACT: CNN is not telling the truth to the American public with the news coverage by the British Piers Morgan.

OPINION:  Piers Morgan is nothing but a talking head that is owned and operated by the Vatican and The Crown syndicate, which is usinghis position as a bully pulpit for the communist-oriented Democratic Party position ….smart freedom-loving Americans are ignoring CNN's Piers Morgan.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

While Rebekah’s articles are always, and I mean ALWAY’S, accurate and professional. This one inspires me to comment on something missing.

She accurately points out that some American’s are smart, and some are not, but I wish she had commented on the majority just don’t seem to get it, whether they are smart or not. The fact’s existing prove beyond doubt that American’s have been brain-washed with the good guy bad guy communist political scenario for so long they no longer have the cognition remaining  to know or remember that this side-show going on in congress is a diversion tactic designed and conducted by the International Bankers puppets to widen the divide between voters. So, consider this, just WHO should we be attacking in this information war? Just like any other kind of war, the puppets are pitted one against another until they are nothing more than dead men walking, while the general’s kick back and watch with glee. It is time to start reminding every one world wide in every form of information transfer that thegeneral’s are the enemy, not the dumb-ass soldiers. Granted there are other factors involved such as the Vatican, and the city of London Crown, but teaching that is like making a foot soldier carry 200 pounds of ammo, it’s just too much for the majority of American’s to rap their minds around. In fact, the one part of this un-holy trio that is the king pin is the International Bankers, without which the entire system would collapse and freedom loving men and women would have a chance to educate the masses on the benefits of a free market economy, and a Republican form of government. Just consider what it would be like in America if the media industry and public education was no longer tolerated and the constitution was returned to its original form. If we in the internet revolution do not concentrate our focus on the Bankers soon (LIKE RIGHT NOW) the masses will never GET IT in time! They have been feeding the masses poison food for their minds and bodies for so long the masses have developed a preference for it. So, CONSTANTLY blaming the politicians for all of America’s problems is not changing their diet, it is KILLING THEM!  This is what the Bankers want! Remember this, the politicians would abandon their involvement in this surreptitious political carnival so fast it would make your head swimif THE BANKERS were incarcerated and broke. For the last one hundred years America’s government has been totally under the control of the bankers, and not even one of them have been ELECTED!  This is not a diatribe against Rebekah, as God knows she has been a tireless soldier in the information war, or against any other patriotic journalist, but it is intended to be a reminder that soldiers don’t win wars, BANKERS WIN WARS!  And the bankers should be our focus!

Comments like the Bankers minions in congress are at it again, will be more effective if it is constantly presented that way. We need to keep the masses focused on- the bankers own our government, and everything is their fault!

Without the bankers money power, the communist, liberials, and all other forms of scumbags they employee will be    impotent!

Here is another thing we should remember; while there are hundred’s of thousands of Piers Morgan’s in the world, there are only a handful of Bankers in comparison, and they are too smart to be in the public eye. To kill a snake, cut off it’s damn head!

So here is our message to congress,

EITHER INDICT THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS, PROSECUTE THEM, CONFISCATE THEIR ASSETS, AND THROW THAT CROOK IN THE BLACK HOUSE TO THE DOGS!

OR YOU WILL NEVER FIND A PLACE TO HIDE FROM OUR WRATH!

After that happens, American’s will go into a damage control mode and from our innate desire for financial security we will show the world how God supported private enterprise can produce a life of abundance, liberty, health, and happiness. LESSON LEARNED: NEVER PUT A BANKER IN THE DRIVERS SEAT, AND ABANDON THE PARTY SYSTEM OF LEGISLATORS. There is only one kind of American WE WILL LET LEAD US, AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALIST, WITH ENOUGH BRAINS AND COURAGE TO ARTICULATE AND ENFORCE THE EMPOWERING OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND LIMITING THE ROLL OF GOVERNMENT.

 

CAFR1 NATIONAL POST

July 29th, 2011 by

 

CAFR1

TOTAL GLOBAL Contributions as of: 02/14/11 to 08/01/2011: (6 months)  $567 (12 contributors)

What is needed to be effective? 

A slight tad bit more than what was receivedbut then I did not ask this year for backing as I did in previous years. I left it to the individual to step forward without being asked.

So, in light of the results of not asking I guess I will have to ask for the first time in 2011 by a CAFR1 National email post sent for the month of August..

CAFR1 Donation Page updated for August 1, 2011:

http://CAFR1.com/DNT.html

* Millions of people from across the country are talking about what CAFR1 brought forward.

** Trillions of dollars are being moved to perpetuate "Business as Usual" for the government players and their cooperatives.

*** Gas provided this year for CAFR1 to reverse the tide for one and all as of August 1st 2011 is as seen above.

Let me say up front that help with operating funds for CAFR1 is and will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Sent FYI from,

Walter Burien – CAFR1

P. O. Box 2112

Saint Johns, AZ 85936

 Tel. (928) 458-5854

PS: Remember David and Goliath? It just so happened that David won.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Here is a man who is doing more for America than anyone I know, and what it has cost him in time and money is hard to imagine. By all rights this man should have a full staff and all of them with decent salaries, at our expense. If you donated as much as your worthless newspaper cost each week, you would never miss it and he could put it to a lot better use. C’mon folks, let’s all dig deep and support Walter.

http://CAFR1.com/DNT.html

 

 

 

 

Islam and the Fate of Norway and America

July 29th, 2011 by

 

By Mike Scruggs

mikescruggs@morrisbb.net

On the front page of the Sunday New York Times of July 24, Norwegian terrorist and mass-murderer Anders Breivik was called “a gun-loving, right-wing, fundamentalist Christian opposed to multiculturalism.”  With this mainly false statement, the Times reporter attacked and slandered two of the Times’ favorite enemies: the adherents of traditional Scripture-based Christianity and supporters of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The desired implication was, of course, that conservative Christians, gun-owners, and advocates for limited government and traditional values should take part of the blame for Breivik’s twisted ideology and unspeakable crimes.

 

Breivik’s 1,500 page manifesto, however, indicates that he doesn’t have a clue about genuine Christianity. He writes in his manifesto and indicates in Internet posts that he is not religious, doubts God’s existence, and does not pray. He is an admirer of Charles Darwin and believes that science should have undisputed authority over religion, which is a crutch for weak people. He candidly admitted that he found no support for his actions in either Catholic or Protestant teachings. Breivik does identify with the cultural Christianity that is a foundational component of European and American civilization. Basically, he identifies with traditional European culture and believes it is being undermined by massive Muslim immigration, which has been encouraged by the Left-Socialist parties in Europe.

 

Murder, and especially mass murder, is inexcusable in the service of any cause, but that doesn’t mean that many Europeans don’t have some legitimate grievances and frustrations concerning the massive influx and growth of Islam in Europe. They are learning the hard way that the much-touted glories of multiculturalism are fool’s gold.

Multiculturalism insists that all cultural values are equal, so Norwegians and other peoples should not insist on preserving their own culture. They should feel guilty about preserving their culture and gladly give it up.

 

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first major European leader to stand up and say that multiculturalism was not working and that the German people wanted a German culture. The leaders of Britain, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands have now rejected multiculturalism. Even Sweden is turning to the right. Multiculturalim has been a political and sociological fad for several decades, but its acceptance requires the closing of the mind to observed reality and logic. It is happy-clappy nonsense that many Europeans are now realizing is unaffordable, undesirable, and a serious threat to European cultural and political survival. 

 

Unfortunately, this silly, unrealistic, and logically defective philosophy has now become a totalitarian ideology. Just this year a Norwegian evangelist was arrested while quietly and unobtrusively evangelizing during Independence Day and Gay Pride parades. Hate Speech laws have essentially crushed free speech in Norway except for the multiculturalist left. The Netherlands is now revolting against the demise of free speech, but several years ago even political leaders faced the threat of criminal prosecution for criticizing multiculturalism.

 

Like Sweden, Norway has seen its crime rate go from near zero to problematic, with rape at the top of the criminal popularity chart. A disproportionate share of this crime wave is attributable to non-Western immigrants. Yet all the pressures of political correctness and the law have silenced any protest. Forty-six percent of Oslo’s welfare recipients are non-Western immigrants and consume 55 percent of the city’s social services budget. Norway is an especially wealthy country because of its North Sea oil reserves. Much of Norway’s welfare budget is funded by a petroleum fund, but the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise estimates that it will be depleted by 2015 unless immigration is drastically reduced.  A Norwegian journalist writing in Belgium recently made the statement that there was more free speech in North Korea than in Sweden. This is hyperbole, of course, but the problem is real and just as bad in Norway.

 

The level of frustration may be higher in Norway. Norwegians see their national retirement and medical care funds being devoured by people who have little identity with or appreciation for Norwegian culture and democracy. They see crime rates soaring. Yet the government is largely ignoring or even denying the problems. Furthermore, the prospects for political change are uphill because of limits to free speech on subjects touching race, religion, and foreign cultures. Christianity is more and more persecuted, while Islam is a sacred cow. Breivik’s atrocity, far from advancing or saving European culture, may have closed the political door to its survival in Norway. I pray not, for I love Norway and her people.

 

Here is a warning from American history, taken from the minority report of a U.S. Congressional Committee in 1871:

 

“…when people saw that they had no rights which were respected, no protection from insult, no security, even for their wives and children, and that what little they had saved…was being confiscated by taxation…many of them took the law into their own hands and did deeds of violence which we neither justify or excuse. But all history shows that bad government will make bad citizens.”


OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I hope my readers can see the global reach of the bankers control of governments, education, and media, and what they are doing to create a one world society.

Perhaps like me, you place a high value on our culture and will refuse to accept outside control of our country, it's laws,  religion, currency, and personal freedoms.

If you are still uninformed on this issue of International Bankers and how they are destroying the world, and peace in the world, you better visit this site more often.

You should know by now our government is non-responsive to us, and it will take a hundred million angry people to make a difference. Remember this! 

"All history shows that bad government will make bad citizens.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin Vieira Jr. on the Power Elite, the Police State, and Opposing the Authoritarian Trend

July 27th, 2011 by

 

http://www.thedailybell.com/2720/Anthony-Wile-Edwin-Vieira-Jr-on-the-Power-Elite-the-Police-State-and-Opposing-the-Authoritarian-Trend

Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 – with Anthony Wile

The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

Introduction: Dr. Vieira holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School). For over thirty-six years he has been a practicing attorney, specializing in cases that raise issues of constitutional law. He has presented numerous cases of import before the Supreme Court and written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals. His latest scholarly works are Constitutional "Homeland Security" (2007), a proposal to begin the revitalization of the constitutional Militia of the several states; Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2d rev. ed. 2002), a comprehensive study of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective; and How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary (2004), an analysis of the problems of irresponsible "judicial supremacy", and how to deal with them. With well known libertarian trader Victor Sperandeo, he is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered "crash" of the Federal Reserve System, and the political revolution it causes. He is now working on an extensive project concerned with the constitutional "Militia of the Several States" and "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms."

Daily Bell: Thanks for sitting down with us again. We've interviewed you before and are always struck by your clarity and eloquence. In this interview we want to make some declarative statements, if you don't mind, and then have you respond. These are very "tough" questions by the way, and we don't mind at all if you disagree or do not wish to discuss them. Wouldn't be the first time and we wouldn't blame you a bit. Anyway, we'll start with a couple of basic questions … What's the single-most critical problem facing America right now? We think it's America's growing militarism and authoritarianism.

Edwin Vieira, Jr: I agree. The elaboration of a national para-military police state is the most dangerous development in recent times. The likelihood of a crash of the Federal Reserve System in hyperinflation is critical, too. But if that event occurs (as it probably will), the response of the power-structure will not be to correct the situation, but instead to impose the worst kind of third-world "austerity" on this country, in order to salvage the financial system at the expense of Mr. and Mrs. America. As most average Americans will not accept savage cuts in their standard of living gracefully, "austerity" will have to be rammed down their throats with police batons. Which, as far as I can tell, is the main, if not the only reason for the Department of Homeland Security.

Of course, I was predicting all this YEARS ago, to those who read my columns at www.newswithviews.com, so today I feel a bit like Cassandra must have. You know, the only reason we are aware of Cassandra is that (i) she was right in her predictions, and (ii) no one paid any attention to her! If the Trojans had harkened to her warning, they might have beaten the Greeks (or avoided the war altogether); and then credit would have gone to Priam, Hector, Paris, Aeneas, or some other "hero", rather than to the prophetess. That leaves me with something of a pessimistic outlook.

Daily Bell: What's going on in the Middle East? We've lost count of the wars and skirmishes in which the US is involved.

Edwin Vieira, Jr: What's going on in the Middle East is what has gone on there since the days of the Assyrians: naked imperialism, the struggle for resources, trade routes, military bases, and puppet local leaders and states to do the Empire's bidding (what used to be called "satraps" and "satrapies"). In ancient times, because the Middle East was largely "a world of its own", if an imperialistic state conquered the region it effectively ruled its world. Today, the Middle East is a point d'appui (as the military strategists say) for launching attacks on the whole globe, and a choke point for controlling the flow of vital resources. So, modern imperialists imagine, if they control the Middle East they can control the entire world.

Daily Bell: In the past six months our thinking has coalesced around the idea of what we now call "directed history" or conspiratorial history. We increasingly tend to believe, at least theoretically, that humanity's real history is a "directed" one. Make any sense to you? Are you a believer in the mainstream "great man" theory of history?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: No rational person believes that what happens in a social context is the product of purely individual action, by isolated people just (as was said of Lee Harvey Oswald) "acting alone ." Most of what happens in a social context, and certainly in an economic or a political context, is the result of concerted action by groups of people. Moreover, these people do not act for no reason, or for mutually contradictory reasons. As the Austrian Economists point out, "human action is purposeful behavior ." There is always a reason (although it may be a bad one or an incorrect one) on the basis of which the members of the group concert their activities. To call these actions "conspiracy" may or may not be correct, depending on whether the ends envisioned or the means employed are illegal or immoral. But to deny that they are concerted actions of particular people, intentionally directed to some specific goals believed by those people to be beneficial to themselves, and that they are usually more successful, because they are concerted, than similar actions by isolated individuals, is ridiculous.

Sometimes these groups attain so much economic, political, or military power or influence that, for a time, they "direct" (or seem to "direct") a society's course, or important aspects of it. The "paper-money oligarchy" is one such group. But we must remember that competition always develops among existing groups, causes some old groups to disappear, and stimulates the formation of new groups. So we might say that there is "sporadic direction", or "intermittent direction", and certainly "competition in direction", but not "permanent direction" by any one group.

For example, Tsardom was a huge apparatus of concerted action that "directed" "all the Russias" for several hundred years. Then it collapsed, and the Bolsheviks took its place – literally, with Stalin more of a "Tsar" than even Ivan the Terrible had been. But the whole Bolshevik enterprise imploded and then fragmented under Gorbachev. What are we to say? Sic transit gloria mundi. These supposedly "directing" powers apparently lacked the power necessary to "direct" their own survival. Tsardom may not have been a "conspiracy", but Bolshevism certainly was. (Lenin himself viewed and ran the Communist Party as such.) So even supremely powerful conspiracies can come apart at the seams.

As for "great men", surely there have been individuals who have stood out as "leaders", for good or ill, throughout history. But no Hitler, Stalin, or Mao, to cite the worst modern examples, could have succeeded without dozens of lieutenants, and tens if not hundreds of thousands of lower-level helpers and hangers-on who had to be just as bad as they were, because the lower-level operatives were the ones who actually performed the arrests, actually confined people in concentration camps (gulag, laogai), and actually pulled the triggers in the execution-cellars. I am not aware of any evidence that Hitler, Stalin, or Mao ever shot some political enemy in the back of the head; but hundreds of thousands of supposed "enemies" were shot by their lackeys. "Great men" of that stamp are apparently "great" because they can convince large numbers of "little men" to behave in the most bestial ways towards even larger numbers of their completely innocent and harmless fellow men. The questions that need answers, then, are: Why do the "lesser men" follow the Hitlers, Stalins, and Maos into the labyrinth of evil? And why do the masses allow themselves to be herded, and even slaughtered, by these thugs as so many sheep?

Daily Bell: Like you, we are far from endorsing the Great Man theory of history. In fact, we believe the forces behind this directed history over the past 500 years anyway are Anglo-American elites. These are basically banking families and their enablers based in Britain, Europe with military and intelligence arms (along with other such families) in Israel and the US. Your thoughts?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: There is no question that this "banking" (or, more descriptively, "financial racketeering") group has been, for a long time, the dominant economic, political, and social force in Western Civilization, and more recently in world civilization. But the cracks in its facade are already widening to a dangerous degree: Its paper-money and credit schemes are in the final stages of Ponzi self-destruction. Its militaristic imperialism has arrived at the point of "overstretch ." Its "social programs" to keep the masses content with "bread and circuses" are proving too expensive to maintain while funding the other major line-items of the imperialistic agenda. Its political and economic fronts of "democracy", "free elections", "two parties", "the rule of law", "freedom of speech", "free markets", "free trade" et cetera ad nauseum, are being exposed as frauds. So the game seems to be up.

Daily Bell: Again, we agree. But that has not stopped them so far. In fact, we believe these families use what we calldominant social themes or fear-based promotions along with military actions (wars, large and small) to reshape the world and set it increasingly on the path toward one world government … and continue to do so.

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Yes, agitation and propaganda focusing on fear and greed, fomenting of international and civil wars, artificially created and managed "booms and busts", cultural subversion … they are all aimed ultimately at a global police state. Whether this police state turns out to be predominately fascistic or socialistic in character depends upon which of the contending forces within the globalist movement proves more realistic, resilient, and ruthless: the governmental bureaucrats and the politicians and intelligentsia allied with them ("the Red Front"); or the supra-national corporations and the bureaucrats and politicians allied with them ("the Brown Front"). At this point in the United States, I should bet on the Brown Front, because of the tremendous power of the Military-Industrial Complex, and the recognition by the deep thinkers in the Pentagon that they need the things only the industrialists can supply far more than they need anything the pencil-pushers in the civilian bureaucracy can offer.

Daily Bell: We want to focus a little more on this idea of unified world control because you have been magnificent in calling attention to what is going on in America, but there is perhaps a larger WHY. We don't believe these US andNATO foreign wars are wars for resources. These are wars of neo-colonial control. Correct? Incorrect?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Why would any materialist want to control some geographical territory and a troublesome hostile population, except for what can be gained in material terms from that control? There are valuable natural resources, and (to use the "planners'" favorite term) "human resources", too, in those far-away places. Also, denying resources of various kinds to opponents is part of a war for resources.

Of course, one cannot discount the involvement of psychopathological elements in all this. Psychopaths–with whom modern governments have been staffed to superfluity throughout the Twentieth Century and even unto this very day – do not usually think in strict economic terms of "cost versus benefit." Hitler, for example, wanted to exterminate the Slavic populations in the East, and resettle those lands with ethnic Germans (the "lebensraum" policy). Apparently, because of his racist aberrations, it never dawned on him (or he rejected the idea) that the Slavs could more easily and profitably have been reduced to "haulers of wood and drawers of water," and thus been made to pay their own way more or less in cooperation with the occupying forces. And his brutal policies against the indigenous populations significantly contributed to his losing the war against Stalin. Then, how many people did Stalin murder senselessly (or apparently senselessly, according to what we would consider a rational calculation) in pursuit of "collectivization of the land" or various "five year plans"? Or Mao, with "the Great Leap Forward" and "the Cultural Revolution"? There may have been some method behind these events; yet they all certainly reeked strongly of madness, too.

Daily Bell: Ok, point taken. But let's press you a little on that. In addition to seeking control – domination – over additional regions of the world, we believe that an entire global infrastructure has been built up over the past 60 years and that this is no accident. The UNIMF, NATO, World BankBISICC are all recent globalist inventions, not to mention globalist trade associations and other entities such as WHO. Seems the entire world is becoming subject to a kind of creeping world government. Coincidence?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Hardly. The globalists know they cannot set up their world superstate in one fell swoop. So they are laying a few bricks here, and a few more there, that somewhere down the line will serve as the foundation, and then the walls, and then the roof of their projected building. Moreover, their plan is not just "creeping" along, any more than the construction of any complex edifice can be called "creeping" simply because it takes a long time to complete. They have their schedule. Unfortunately for them, quite a few people in the world oppose the project, albeit in somewhat chaotic fashion. So the schedule is set back now and again, in unpredictable ways. And some parts of the construction, such as military alliances (NATO, the various "coalitions" cobbled together for ad hoc aggression in the Middle East), will doubtlessly prove to be merely temporary expedients, just as a wooden frame into which concrete is poured for a foundation is discarded after the concrete hardens.

Daily Bell: We've noticed that military pressure plays a part in this globalization of the Western paradigm – one we call regulatory democracy. In Iraq and Afghanistan for instance, almost the first thing American officials did was start a central bank. The second thing would be to set up a public school system. Then tax collection, military police etc. Seems like neo-colonialism to us, even though you have stated that this occurs at least partially for purposes of a resource grab? So let us ask the question again. Is the ultimate purpose one of control – of culture and regions – or one of resources?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Put it that way and these are the instruments of control, the means rather than the ends. If, as applied to foreign countries that the imperialists take over, in the aggregate they represent the mechanistic essentials of "neo-colonialism", what are they to be called in the imperialists' own countries (the United States and the United Kingdom, in particular)? Apparently, the US and the UK were "colonized" long ago by use of these various techniques, which were then perfected for export to unwilling customers worldwide. So then the question becomes, Who were (and still are) the original "colonizers"? Remember, human action is purposeful behavior by identifiable individuals, not disembodied "forces" or "trends ." We need to identify, as Captain Renault would have said, "the usual suspects."

Daily Bell: Excellent. This is absolutely true in our view. These strategies were worked out at home and applied abroad. It seems to us that the World War I extended Anglosphere control to Germany. World War II crushed Japan as an independent entity and the Vietnamese and Korean wars brought Asia into the Anglosphere fold. Now this is happening in the Middle East and Africa. In others words, almost every war on the past century has really been fought to advance globalism. Other rationales and mainstream history are actually a kind of smokescreen. Too cynical?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: As no war in recent memory has been waged in order to bring about, or even support, true national independence for any country (including the United States), one can presume that globalism was the purpose for them all. As Sherlock Holmes would say, once every other explanation for the crime has been eliminated, the one that remains is likely correct.

Daily Bell: Let's return to this issue of regions versus resources. We don't believe the US and Britain are playing the "great game." We think the countries in the Middle East and Africa are the only ones left that do not participate in the so-called unity of nations and that what is going on now in the Middle East and Africa is a kind of final push to subjugate the world. Any truth to this in your view? Just paranoia?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Even paranoids sometimes have real enemies. I doubt, though, that all of the countries in the world other than those in the Middle East and Africa are playing the "unity of nations" game in the same way the US, the UK, and their client (or puppet) states are playing it. The Chinese and the Russians, certainly, do not intend to become "junior partners" of the Anglo-American cabal, if they can help it. And perhaps the Germans might recognize the benefit of their allying with the Russians and the Chinese in a sort of modern "Dreikaiserbund", as the Anglo-American funny-money apparatus explodes in hyperinflation. So there are many wild cards left to be played in this deck.

Daily Bell: It seems to us that regulatory democracy – which you could also call fascism – is the preferred form of government that the Western elites want to spread around the world. Yes? No?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: The fascistic model is the one that "works," after a fashion, because it retains a modicum of free-market direction of resources. Besides being proven by Mises and other economists to be unworkable in theory, the socialistic model of central bureaucratic planning has also been discredited in practice by its failure in the Soviet Union, Mao's China, and so on. The Western "elitists" may be knaves; but they are not entirely fools. So, given that their ascendancy cannot abide the free market and limited government, and that they cannot maintain that ascendancy economically through socialism, fascism would seem to be their only realistic choice.

Daily Bell: Can you expand on China's and Russia's relationship with the West?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Russia is a semi-Western country; but its leadership class harbors significant resentments and jealousies against the Anglo-American Establishment. So I think it's being "on board" [with elite globalism] is problematical. As for the Chinese, they are an entirely different culture. They may lead the Anglo-Americans into believing that they are "on board"; but why they should actually be "on board" mystifies me, particularly in that they must recognize that the Western funny-money Ponzi banks and financial centers are in the final throes of self-destruction. If you knew the iceberg was waiting for you, would you sail on the Titanic?

Daily Bell: This globalist push seems to have started about ten years ago, right after 9/11. In fact, 9/11 seems to have been the galvanizing force behind the current leg of militaristic internationalism. Does this make you suspicious of the official story behind 9/11? We've joined voices with others calling for a new investigation, maybe an international one. Is this naïve? Does it matter anymore? As Bill Clinton would say, should we just move on?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: If Bill Clinton said it, we have good reason to be suspicious. We still don't know exactly what was going on in Mena, for Heaven's sake! The key event in 9/11 was the obvious controlled demolition of WTC-7. That and that alone should settle the question that the "official" 9/11 story is bunkum, through and through.

What the truth of the matter is, only a real investigation can determine. But the people behind the cover-up should realize that thousands of innocent individuals were murdered on 9/11; that there is NO statute of limitations on murder (and certainly not on mass-murder); and that whoever aids and abets the actual murderers by covering up the crime after the fact is equally guilty. So the perpetrators of this crime and their henchmen are playing with nano-thermite, as it were. If a real American patriot ever should become President, with control of the investigatory apparatus of the government in Washington, and as Commander in Chief of the Militia in every State, they are finished.

Daily Bell: The ramifications of the theory of directed history are sizeable. But let's stick to the present. Is Barack Obama a kind of elite puppet?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: He is certainly operating far "above his pay grade", as the expression goes. And it appears that he did not arrive there on the basis of outstanding personal merit, or decades of hard, effective work as a legislator or administrator. So what would Sherlock Holmes's conclusion be?

Daily Bell: Is central banking the engine that drives the elites' increasingly global governance?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: So far it has been. Which leads one to expect that, with the imminent collapse of the Federal Reserve System as the de facto world central bank, the "elitists" will now attempt to set up a de jure world central bank independent of every particular country's laws.

Daily Bell: Can you see in American history a pattern of increasing centralization of money and political authority – power drained from the states. Is this simply coincidence?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: It certainly was NOT "coincidence"! But as I wrote a book of some 1,700 pages on this subject, entitled PIECES OF EIGHT: THE MONETARY POWERS AND DISABILITIES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (available from Amazon), I shall refer your readers there for the full story.

Daily Bell: We think the modern historical paradigm pits the truth-telling of the Internet Reformation against the fear-based promotions and militarism of the elites. Any credibility to this?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: The Internet is full of "fear-based promotions and militarism", too, because the Establishment is learning to "game" it. Also, it is overrun with drivel and nonsense, from every wavelength of the political spectrum, because anything can be posted by anyone at any time at very low cost. In addition, I find that people who habitually use the Internet, almost to the exclusion of reading books, tend to develop very short attention-spans. Confronted by more than one page of text, they impatiently click to some other link (usually with pictures). They come to demand–and to receive – very easily chewed "e-bites" of information, which, being so limited in substance, tend often to be as much mis-information as real information. That is, for most people the Internet is not Harvard University's Widener Library, but what amounts to a "Dick and Jane" primary-school reader.

There is also the problem of the incalculable mass of material floating through the ether. How does one discriminate? Of X thousand web sites and blogs, which ones are actually worth reviewing? Does someone utterly unknown to you have a basis for what he is publishing? On balance, though, the Internet has opened up many doors that the Establishment would prefer to see permanently closed. So, on the principle that "it takes a crooked stick to beat a mad dog," I'm all for it.

Daily Bell: We think in fact the modern Internet Reformation era is partially a replay of what happened when theGutenberg press helped spark the Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, etc. – as well as a series of endless Peasant wars. Your thoughts?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: I'm glad that you observed that "the Gutenberg press" might have had untoward, as well as beneficial, consequences. I suppose the ultimate point is that information, by itself, is not enough. A bit of discrimination and prudence has to be added, or things will tend to get out of hand.

Daily Bell: Good point, though actually the Peasant Wars were started to distract people from the influence of the Press so far as we can tell. Anyway, if modern history IS directed by Anglo-American elites, is world government inevitable – as this seems to their goal?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Nothing has ever proven to be "inevitable" in human affairs except death. Did we not just come through a century of destructive idiocy during which huge numbers of supposedly intelligent people professed to believe in "dialectical materialism", "scientific socialism", and "the dictatorship of the proletariat", all summed up in "the inevitability of communism"? But outside of American universities, anyone who stood up and proclaimed "the inevitability of communism" today would be viewed as a candidate for psychiatric intervention.

Practically speaking, the "elitists" do have their goals. But hundreds of millions of other people have other, contrary goals. And as those people outnumber the "elitists" by orders of magnitude, as "God is on the side of the heavier battalions," and as the "elitists'" goals are unworkable in any event, I wonder whose goals in the long run will prove to be "inevitable."

Daily Bell: Do you think these elites wish to reduce the world's population? What do you think of the Rosicrucian Georgia Guidestones?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: I harbor no doubt that psychopaths in positions of power would not shrink from murdering anyone who stood in their way – whether particular individuals, economic classes, races, and so on. Have they ever shrunk from mass murder?

Daily Bell: If one accepts modern directed history, it seems as if the effort to create global governance has taken a step back because of Pashtun/Taliban resistance. We see the British, in particular, having tried to crush the Pashtuns three times in the past 150 years. We don't think these were resource wars but were wars specifically aimed at erasing tribal resistance to create an easier path toward a one-world order. Any truth to this?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Lenin and Stalin ruthlessly crushed the so-called "kulaks" and a large part of the ordinary Ukrainian and Russian peasantry as well. Tens of millions died. These events were part of the Bolsheviks' "resource wars", primarily for control of food, but with the ultimate aim of stabilizing and preserving the Bolshevik regime (the proposed "new world order" of its day). The Bolsheviks would not have murdered so many peasants, if the peasants had not engaged in a kind of "tribal resistance" to collectivization, expropriation, starvation, deportation to labor camps, and so on. So which is the chicken and which the egg?

As far as I can tell, the difference between the British and the Bolsheviks with respect to matters such as these consists in the letters that follow the "B", and not much more. 

Daily Bell: We notice the current wars in the Middle East are for the most part tribal. The Yemenis and Somalis claim tribal kinship with each other, the Afghan Pashtun and Pakistani Punjabs are very ancient tribes; the Persians once dominated an empire. It seems as if rather than being a war on terror, the current wars breaking out are aimed at subjecting the oldest tribes of the world to the yolk of Western globalism. We think the war on terror simply disguises what is a war against the world's most ancient tribes. Any comments?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Yes, these various tribes do stand in the way of "Western globalism", are made up of refractory people who have the temerity to want to live their own lives in their own traditional manners, and will not knuckle under to anything short of overwhelming force. Ergo, force is being applied to them at almost a genocidal level; but, unfortunately for the globalists, it is proving to be less than overwhelming.

On the other hand, the globalists would be following exactly the same policies if those areas were inhabited by refractory, armed people transplanted from Cleveland, Ohio (who, I understand, are pretty tough, too, or they never would have survived there).

These so-called "wars" (so-called because they are not constitutional) are not "wars ON terror", but "wars OF terror", of which not all the victims are among these foreign tribes. The American people are victims, too. The Middle Eastern tribes do not hate Americans' freedoms, with which they have had no experience whatsoever; rather, they hate America's leadership class, which is bombing, shooting, and otherwise trying to kill them on a daily basis. And if Americans want to preserve their freedoms, they should begin to look closely at this situation through those tribesmen's eyes.

Daily Bell: We worry that if the Middle East and Africa are overrun, there could be nothing standing in the way of the elite's quest for global domination. In such a situation, we think the elites would enlarge their authoritarian efforts domestically. Thus, while it is bad now, it will be worse in the future for citizens of the West if the elites consolidate their gains abroad. Just paranoia?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: No, you are probably correct, IF no resistance were forthcoming from Americans themselves. But we see that the "elitists'" present "authoritarian efforts" are generating a tidal wave of disgust, anger, and increasing "push back" from average Americans across the country. So the idea that apparent "elitist" victories in the Middle East and Africa will shore up their position at home is not well founded.

Daily Bell: Some less geopolitical questions. Is Barack Obama going to win re-election?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: If the Republicans persist in nominating any one of their present "front runners" for President, the Democrats could nominate a stuffed rhinoceros and expect to win.

Daily Bell: How about Ron Paul?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: The Republicans will never nominate him. He is as dangerous to them as he is to the Democrats. Perhaps more so.

I hope that, after the Republicans and their lap dogs in the big media perform their usual "hatchet job" on him, Dr. Paul will run on a "fusion ticket" of the Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party, and whatever other third parties still desire their members to live in a free society. In that way, he might be able to find a place on the ballot in all or most of the States. If such a "fusion ticket" drew enough support, it would signal the impending death of the Republican Party. (And good riddance.)

Having decided not to run for re-election to Congress, Dr. Paul has nothing to lose, and can afford to go all out. And he could contribute nothing more valuable than to leave this country with a true "second" party. Then elections will become real contests between American patriots (the Whites, the traditional color of counterrevolution), and the fascist-socialist combine (the Browns and the Reds).

Daily Bell: If someone like Ron Paul were to win, would he be able to reverse the authoritarian tide in the US?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Let me put it this way: Dr. Paul has far more practical experience in government than do I. But if I were elected President, within six months or so I should have the "elitists" running pell-mell for the exits, by applying the "Seven I's Policy": namely, illuminate, investigate, interrogate, implicate, indict, inculpate, and incarcerate. Remember 9/11, for example. How many would have to "take a fall" for that little episode? So, I suspect that if Dr. Paul were to become President, and were to appoint the right people to the right offices, he could do a very great deal "to reverse the authoritarian tide" in short order. After all, in history as on the beaches, the tides flow and the tides ebb.

Daily Bell: We've noticed the tribal areas that remain the freest – or at least unengaged from global government – are the ones where people are armed, like Yemen and Afghanistan. Is this coincidence?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Hardly. As Mao Tse-tung wrote, "'[p]olitical power grows out the barrel of a gun'." Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press, First Edition, 1966), at 61. The Second Amendment makes the same point, albeit more idealistically: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Daily Bell: Are the elites worried about sparking a guerilla war in the West? Is this the reason for gun control?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: The reason for gun control is to deny common Americans the ability, and thereby the right, to live in "a free State", because the Second Amendment tells us that "the security of a free State" depends upon "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms." You can't have the former without the latter. And you can't attack the latter without attacking the former.

Obviously, the "elitists" must be extremely concerned with the level of armament among average Americans, and how ill it bodes for their schemes. If they push too hard, too fast, and too openly, some hard-bitten Americans are likely to start asking their oppressors point-blank: "Is enforcing the latest bit of bureaucratic stupidity and insolence worth anyone's life?" And once the shooting starts, all bets are off. Indeed, a betting man would probably not give odds against 100 million or more angry Americans armed with 200 to 300 million firearms and who knows how much ammunition. (Especially if a sizeable part of the Armed Forces sided with the insurgents.) Thinking about that possibility must keep the "elitists" in a cold sweat at night. Of course, no rational person wants any shooting to start. And the "elitists," if they were rational, would want it less than everyone else. But how rational are they?

Daily Bell: Is it rational to believe that if martial law came to America, that the country could be easily subdued?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: Martial law" – which is not "law" at all, but simply military force applied without limit to the populace – will not "come to America" until the country has been subdued. A "declaration of martial law" is nothing but that, until it is enforced. That's where the admonition "the Devil is in the details" will be proven true in spades.

Daily Bell: Best case – where is the US and the world headed? Worst case? Are you hopeful? Do you foresee a freer civil society to hand your children?

Edwin Vieira, Jr: I foresee a great deal of trouble before this country and the world exit the dark tunnel into which the "elitists" have led us. Do you imagine that the Federal Reserve System's monetary Ponzi scheme and the U.S. Treasury's gargantuan burden of debt, utterly unpayable in real terms, will not be dealt with by, or lead inexorably to, hyperinflation in the near term? And do you imagine that hyperinflation will not result in economic collapse, political upheavals, and massive civil unrest?

Out of all this a free society may emerge. But, first, a lot of teeth will have to be pulled from the vampires now parasitizing this country and the world. And they will not sit still in the dentists' chairs for the operations, I warrant. So I hope that my children turn out to be as tough customers as the Finns were not so long ago. They fought Stalin to a standstill twice, and walked away still in control of their own country. That proves it can be done, if one wants it enough.

Daily Bell: Thank you for your time once again – and for answering the "tough" questions.

Dr. Edward Vieira Jr. is an example of a person who should be ensconced in the bosom of wealth and power-elite fame by now. He went to the right schools and is a person of substantive intellect. But instead of finding himself heading up a corporation or fronting for a big mainstream media outlet, he has chosen the path of mainstream obscurity.

He is, however, still very well known and even loved by those who understand his courage in speaking out across the spectrum of the "alternative press." He has surely given up a much better living (no matter how good it is), than he could have made by turning his talents toward promoting the elite new world order.

But he didn't. We would guess that he didn't because he wouldn't. The problem that Western elites (Pharisees, one could call them) have in recruiting people for their plans is that they are mostly second raters. People who are real intellects, like Dr. Vieira, won't compromise what they believe in because they cannot. They have put extraordinary time and effort into becoming what they are and have not taken short-cuts. Therefore, they cannot psychologically accept the possibility of reconfiguring their points of view – not even for fame or money.

Everyone trims his or her sails "a little" now and again … but what the power elite demands is seeming total intellectual subjugation. Anyone who is a thinking person in this day and age, and not a sociopath, must go through life haunted by the ramifications of what he or she is doing in helping to support the coming world order. They must know their children, and their children's children will regret it.

The point is that the new world order will end in the death of millions, even billions. Totalitarianism, once established, and without opposition, always does. Fortunately, there is the Internet Reformation, which is continually bollixing up the schemes of those who wish to impose global governance in the near term. From global warming to central banking to the phony war on terror, the most powerful, fear-based dominant social themes of the elite have come under attack.

The play-book is as old as time. It is a mafia-like one. Create outside threats and then demand taxes, draftees and other sacrifices from the middle and lower classes. The trouble is that the intelligentsia has to be co-opted as well. And that is far more difficult during a communications revolution.

Whatever history was before, it is now a struggle between dominating elites and those who are enlightened by communication technology. The first "modern" struggle was waged 500 years ago during the era of the Gutenberg Press. The current struggle is being waged in the era of the electronic communication – also known as the era of the Internet Reformation.

We believe that power elites do not win these modern struggles. They may not lose, but their plans are cyclically disrupted. Just as they were recovering from the damage done by the Gutenberg Press, along came the Internet. It must be frustrating.

What the Internet has done is reveal the vast panorama of control the elites established in the 20th century. For someone like Dr. Vieira, such a revelation (no matter when it occurred) is not personally tolerable. He cannot help it. He must speak out when others will not.

Let us also make clear that Dr. Vieira is a patriot of the most fundamental sort. He loves his country, friends and family. He loves the system on which these "united States" was founded; one of natural law, minimal government and untrammeled free markets that gave opportunity to all.

All great systems of commerce are fractured: It is their eventual cohesion that gives rise to empires. But the natural state of humankind is one of dissipated authority. It is from this that freedom arises, and freedom midwifes wealth. The Seven Hills of Rome, the City States of Greece and the Italian Renaissance … in each case, oppressed people had the ability to pick up and move to where they could still use their own language and continue their affairs without rupture. Thus governments did not have ability to grow to oppressive. 

But now we are constantly told the world is "smaller" place and that governance must reflect this centralized reality. The system of sociopolitical disparate parts is the one the elites are continually undermining; not overly but covertly as people would not stand for an overt undermining of the freedom that created the world's greatest and most prosperous state in the modern world. They fund their depredations through central banking (printing money from nothing); now they have created a phony "war on terror" that they can direct as they wish, like a Hollywood producer moving "the action" wherever he chooses, or wherever freedom needs to be eradicated. 

And yet … more and more begin to understand. Dreamtime gradually evaporates. This is the real trouble that the Anglo-American power elite faces in the 21st century. Post Internet it is a game of numbers. There are billions who would not want a new world order and a few who do. As prominent voices like Dr. Vieira's speak up, as they must, the odds of global governance (for the time being anyway) are perhaps diminished. There are not many like Dr. Vieira, but they are people who matter.

 

 

 

 

Need a job? $174,100 a year. And you don’t need any experience to qualify.

July 26th, 2011 by

July 26, 2011

Dear Money Morning Reader,

If you or anyone you know is looking for a job right now, take a look at this opening… and please pass it on to anyone you might know.

Base pay – right off the bat – is $174,100 a year. And you don't need any experience to qualify.

People with all kinds of backgrounds have held this job.

Carpenters, police officers, accountants, taxi drivers, volunteer firemen, musicians, dentists, engineers, farmers, nurses, bank tellers, ministers, driving instructors… Even a tollbooth operator has held this position.

And little education is required, either. Twenty-seven people currently holding one of these jobs have no more than a high-school diploma. And even that isn't required. Not even a GED.

Not bad, considering you'll never have to worry about money again.

In fact, practically every other colleague you'll meet in this job is a millionaire – or multimillionaire.

And in addition to an instant six-figure salary, you'll get three retirement plans. I'm not kidding. This is absolutely true.

You'll be eligible for Social Security benefits, of course, like everyone else. But you'll also get a 401(k)-like plan that "matches" up to 5%. And you'll get an increasingly rare chance to participate in a pension plan, too – a good one.

How good?

Even if you only last five years on the job, you're guaranteed an immediate, full pension when you retire at age 62… or at age 50 if you've worked 20 years… or at any time after you've worked 25 years.

You'll collect nearly 44% of your six-figure salary, depending on how long you worked.

Hard to believe, I know… especially these days. So please, if you know someone with good character who's looking for a job, listen up… Because the position gets even better…

While most Americans are paying out the nose for health insurance (and getting less of it) this job comes with the best healthcare money can buy. You'll get to choose from 10 different first-rate plans.

And if you have a pre-existing condition, that's okay. You'll be fully covered anyway.

You'll even have the option of visiting a doctor on site, whenever you want.

Or working out in a top-flight gym – for free…

Or taking a spin in your free "company" car, burning all the free gas you can buy…

Or parking it – for free – at the two regional airports near headquarters, which comes in handy…

Once you get this job, you'll be able to fly almost anywhere in the world for free… and make even more money while you're doing it. That's because you'll receive a per diem travel allowance… and get to keep whatever you don't spend – up to $3,000 per trip.

These are just a few of the job's perks. But here's the best part…

You barely have to work.

In fact, most of the people who hold this job work only three days a week. And they all enjoy more than a month of paid vacation every year on top of it… often much more.

This may be hard to believe, but it's absolutely true.

Now, if you'd like to apply for one of these openings, there are only two qualifications:

You must be at least 25 years old. And you have to be a U.S. citizen for at least the last nine years. That's it.

The only drawback is that you must be willing to travel to Washington, D.C. from time to time. But only when you really want to, between jaunts to Martha's Vineyard.

And things get even better…

That's because the annual salary is not all the money you can make in this job.

You see, when members of Congress leave office, they can still keep spending the PAC money on whatever they please… until it's gone.

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), for example, has spent $50,807 this way at the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona. And Rep. Pete Sessions of (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, has spent $49,739 at several Las Vegas sites, including Dos Caminos, a restaurant that brags about its "vibrant bar scene."

Who's got time to worry about some "debt ceiling" when there's so much extra cash to burn?

But it's not just about the extra money…

Members of Congress can also increase their existing wealth… in ways the rest of us aren't allowed.

If, for example, Congress is considering a law that would help or harm a particular industry, members are free to use that information to buy or sell stock. So it's totally legal for them to personally profit from insider information.

The most popular investment among members of Congress? General Electric, in which 82 current members have invested.

GE paid no taxes last year.

Members also get a special tax deduction of $3,000 to write off living expenses when away from their congressional districts or home states. And, of course, the value of most of the other perks is not taxable.

I mean, why tax that income when you can simply add to our country's debt problems?

Let's face it… Our "representatives" are officially out of touch. They have no idea how real Americans live on a day-to-day basis.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to stop filling up 535 extra gas tanks each week…

Especially when 58% of Congress members are millionaires. And the "non-millionaires" are doing just fine.

The median wealth of a House member in 2009 was $765,010.

For or a senator, it was $2.38 million.

So let's be honest…

Despite what they tell us, working in Congress is not a "Public Service."

It's a job – an incredibly lucrative one.

We believe it's too lucrative.

And that's why we're petitioning members of Congress from all over the country to pay their fare share – just like the rest of us.

Today, you can join us.

We're looking for 1 million American taxpayers to sign our petition – people who, like us, are tired of paying for all of the excessive perks our rich members of Congress take for granted.

Our petition is not directed at Democrats or Republicans. It's not political at all. It's American – a straightforward attempt to end Congress' rampant abuse of power… regardless of party affiliation.

These people possess more wealth than 99.9% of Americans, and they write and protect laws to preserve this fact – laws that benefit them more than the rest us.

What's more, their compensation packages stretch far beyond the limits of their "public servant" roles. And they're funded at our expense!

This is wrong. We believe members of the U.S. Congress should be subjected to the same economic realities the rest of us must face.

So we're demanding one simple change: To eliminate their excessive, taxpayer-funded perks and make them pay their own way… just like the rest of us. No more freebies.

And we will get their attention…

You see, this is more than a petition you can sign. It's an event.

That's why we're filming it…

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald isn't just appearing on the Hill to hand-deliver this petition. He's taking it one big step further…

Keith's going to take every single member of Congress… and "nail them to the wall."

(Wait 'til you see how he does it!)

He's even giving them time to prepare…

Keith's sending them a letter, announcing to every member of Congress exactly where he'll be… when he'll be there… and why he's coming.

So are you ready?

Are you ready to stop filling up 535 extra gas tanks a week? Are you ready to stop paying for your representative's gym membership? Or taking care of his parking tickets? (Yes, we pay for those, too.) Or funding her extra retirement plan?

Are you ready to start making these people live like the rest of us?

We are. And now we're ready to do something about it.

You can sign our petition here. And if you know anyone else who would like to stop buying gourmet soups and sandwiches for rich people on Capitol Hill every day, pass this on.

Yours truly,

William Patalon III
Executive Editor, Money Morning

U S STATES HIDE BILLIONS IN SECRET SLUSH FUNDS

July 23rd, 2011 by

 

http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/slush_funds_278.html

  By James P. Tucker Jr.

The Minnesota state government shut down in July, closing state parks on a normally busy holiday weekend, because of a $5 billion “budget deficit.” At least 10 states have expanded gambling options for casinos, inviting more mobsters into their streets, again because of “budget deficits,” which they blame on the weak economy. However, it’s not “deficits” but states hiding money that causes this pain. Minnesota’s shutdown threw thousands of state employees out of work. Construction projects stalled. Millions of dollars in state revenues were lost. But Minnesota had $2.9 billion hidden from taxpayers in fiscal 2010, which ended June 30.

Assets exceeded liabilities by $10.9 billion. Another $2.9 billion in “unrestricted net assets” were hidden from public view. 

What all states are not saying is they have plenty of bucks salted away, but you aren’t supposed to know that. Each year, all state and local governments prepare a financial report on assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditures called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR. You read about the budget and how your tax dollars are supposed to be spent in your local newspaper, but you don’t read about money hidden in the CAFR, because America’s controlled media hides these important facts.

CAFRs combine the financial reports of government agencies at all levels. They report all government funds, including those held outside the government treasury. It cites amounts owed the government but not received by the end of the fiscal year. It contains information on real property and other fixed assets and long-term obligations held outside the government treasury. 

Walter Burien, a former commodity trader and leading authority on CAFRs, claims that state governments are sitting on more than $600 billion worth of assets. And that’s just the states. When you tally up the holdings of all 85,000 local, state and federal governments, the value of all of the assets comes to about $60 trillion, says Burien.

“Being that the CAFR is the accounting document for every local  government, and with it effectively being blacked out for the last 60 years, this intentional omission of coverage is the biggest conspiracy that has ever taken effect in the United States,” said Burien. It’s “the biggest game in town.”

Alan Greenspan, a Bilderberg luminary, got it right years ago when he testified as chairman of the privately owned and controlled Federal Reserve before a Senate Committee: “I’m of the old fiscal school that you raise revenues for basic government purposes and if you don’t have those purposes you give the money back or you don’t tax it. . . . [P]rivate rates of return are significantly higher than the government rates of return.”

The good news is that, thanks to the Internet, it is becoming increasingly difficult for governments to bury their assets. A quick search on the Internet turned up thousands of websites dedicated to exposing CAFRs.

AFP editor James P. Tucker Jr. is a veteran journalist who spent many years as a member of the “elite” media in Washington. Since 1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group. Tucker is the author ofJim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary: One Man’s 25-Year Battle to Shine the Light on the World Shadow Government. Bound in an attractive full-color softcover and containing 272 pages—loaded with photos, many never published before—the book recounts Tucker’s experiences over the last quarter century at Bilderberg meetings. $25 from AFP. No charge for S&H in U.S.

 

Beyond Repair

July 23rd, 2011 by

 

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/07/beyond-repair/

by Luke Hiken / July 22nd, 2011

Never in the history of this country has there existed such widespread corruption, incompetence and weakness as now confront the American people. Unlike other periods of history, where certain segments of the ruling class, or elected officials, or power-brokers, seemed to dominate and characterize what the country had become, the extent of the breakdown is now universal throughout the country.Our political leaders are caricatures of what statesmen and women should be: they are spineless; petty; self-serving; and corrupted puppets of the moneyed interests that own them. The divisive bickering that passes for political dialogue is pathetically shallow.Wall street, the bankers, mortgage companies, vultures and their lobbyists that “advise” the politicians regarding how to salvage our economy, and who are responsible for the economic catastrophe facing the entire nation, are nothing short of robber barons. They knowingly and brazenly steal the wealth of the American people without so much as a “thank you.” Their profits make the usurious thieves of the past look like honest businessmen.

The insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and health industry bring shame on every person connected with them. Foreigners shake their heads in disbelief at the farce and charade our health industry has become. More and more Americans are literally outsiders in what has become an exclusive resource for the rich: health care.

Our educational institutions have priced themselves out of the public realm. They now serve as research arms of the corporations that fund them. Students can’t possibly graduate with a meaningful education without incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts and loans. The arms industry, Pentagon and multi-national corporations control virtually all of the research of our “educational” institutions.

The public service sectors of our economy have not only failed to keep up with the needs of the people, they barely even recognize the crumbling infrastructure that surrounds them. Public highways look like minefields; streets are rarely cleaned; public buildings fall into disrepair, with no money to keep them up; electricity is becoming too expensive for middle class households to support; and, more garbage fills the streets of our cities than the landfills created to hold it.  Even water will soon become a scarce resource, to be bought and sold by those who “own” it.

Police and their cohorts, the prison guards have become invading armies joined at the hip in our cities and counties. The widespread murder and torture perpetrated by these “armed servants” of the ruling class is of epidemic proportions, and the laws protect these murderers in the name of law and order. Police who murder are seldom prosecuted, their names are hidden from the press, and those who challenge their authority face life-threatening opposition.

The courts have been bought and paid for by the corporations that finance judicial elections, and the politicians who appoint their lapdogs to the bench, do so upon orders from above. Prosecutors run our judicial system, and justice is nowhere to be found.

The media has become an arm of the entertainment industry, and good looks are more important to a reporter’s success than having a brain, or developing anything like investigative skills. The news is what corporate America and the Pentagon say it is – nothing more and nothing less.

Corporations, in the name of profit, are destroying the environment and our natural resources at an unparalleled pace. Even if the human race is able to outlast the catastrophes created by the ruling class, it is questionable whether the earth itself can survive.

The military-industrial complex defines our foreign policies pure and simple. Manufacturers of weapons systems and the Pentagon, which use those weapons, assure the world that our country will continue to invade and kill anyone who can’t fight back.

In short, there is such widespread graft and immorality amongst those who run and control our society as to prevent any meaningful change in the self-destructive course the nation is taking. We are as doomed as imperial Rome, Napoleonic France, or the Third Reich. We have sown the seeds of our own destruction, and there is no way back.It is for this reason that so many Americans have abandoned national politics and turned to their local communities for support, to organic gardening, and to spiritual sanctuaries for relief and protection. There is simply no room for salvation within the current U.S. hierarchy. The waiting game has begun, and nothing short of external attacks upon this country will result in meaningful change.Resistance to the insanity foisted upon us by the rich is the only rational and humane response possible. But where does one start when the depth and breadth of the corruption we face is so vast? Do we sign petitions to send to our sycophant politicians? Do we boycott the corporations that are the cause of our destruction? Do we pick up weapons against the police and prison administrations that imprison and beat us? Do we attempt to create communities and support systems outside the control of corporate America? Do we flee the country and support resistance struggles elsewhere in the world?

We can all certainly choose which flavor of dissent we prefer, but when the body politic is so laden with disease, it might make more sense to hasten its demise and start over anew.

 

What the Government Will Never Tell You About the Debt Crisis

July 23rd, 2011 by

 

What the Government Will Never Tell You About the Debt Crisis

 

By Dan Ferris, editor, The 12% Letter

Saturday, July 23, 2011

 

 

Last week, I devoted the latest issue of The 12% Letter to the debt ceiling… and how it will affect us as investors.

After sifting through the government's numbers and mindless claims of "Armageddon," I believe it should not worry you as an investor. And I'm convinced as ever the "debt ceiling" debate is a dog and pony show that distracts Americans from our country's biggest problem.
Politicians like Barack Obama and Tim Geithner tell us that a failure to raise the debt ceiling by August 2 will result in catastrophe. They say many government employees and vendors will not get paid starting on August 3. I doubt this is true. The government will always find a way around the rules to borrow and spend.

But let's take the government at its word for a moment…

The Bipartisan Policy Center (the "BPC") – a non-profit group that studies solutions to political problems – has published a report on the debt ceiling "crisis." The report's conclusion is generally in agreement with Obama and Geithner: If we do not raise the debt ceiling by August 2, we could cause serious trouble for our economy. That's not surprising. The BPC was created by members of Congress, so it will toe the political line to keep us scared.

According to the BPC, if the debt ceiling isn't raised by August 2, the U.S. government will wake up on August 3, and find itself unable to pay about 45% of the bills due between August 3 and August 31.

In its debt ceiling report, the BPC considers two broad scenarios under which the Treasury Department might pay some agencies and not pay others. Imagine, for example, all IRS refunds not being disbursed starting on August 3. Imagine $14.2 billion in federal salaries and benefits not getting paid. Imagine nearly $32 billion in defense vendor payments not being made. Defense-related stocks would be cut in half instantly. Imagine the lights going out at Veterans Hospitals and active military duty pay not going out.

I have no illusions about the turmoil of a real government shut down. It's ugly. For some period of time, it would be hell for millions of people. I don't want that. I'm sure you don't, either. No one wants mass economic hardship. I'm fully aware we're talking about people's lives here…

But if the government shrinks 45% starting August 3 and remains permanently smaller, the hardship would be temporary. We'd come out the other side of it a better, stronger, wealthier, and maybe even less arrogant nation.

Simply reducing the deficit wouldn't mean you'd pay less in taxes – so it's not that we'd all have more money in our pockets starting August 3. It's that there'd be less government, which means less government meddling in the economy. There'd be fewer parasites and more potential producers. We'd be freer to create new wealth and grow new businesses. A little more freedom would go a long way.

It would be good to have more productive minds looking for ways to create new wealth with fewer government impediments to doing so. It's much better than having those same productive minds rotting behind government desks, meddling in other people's lives, and destroying wealth instead of creating it.

But I do think the debt ceiling will be raised by August 2. Among other reasons for this belief, there's something you'd learn in the ensuing crisis if the ceiling was not raised, something nobody wants you to learn…

You'd find out government is the problem not the solution, and that we'd all be better off with a lot less of it.

That's why Treasury Secretary Geithner says it would be a "catastrophe" not to raise the debt ceiling. It's why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says it would be "calamitous." It's why Komrade Obama says it would be "financial Armageddon." They're all trying to scare you.

Everybody thinks people would starve without the big, strong government to feed them. It's not true. We'd be a more productive, dynamic, and wealthy society. You'd see this happen right before your eyes if a large portion of the government shut down permanently.

But nobody in government wants you to see that.

Our economy doesn't suffer from a lack of government intervention. It suffers from too much government intervention. The solution to too much government intervention in the economy isn't more government intervention. It's less government. That's what you'd get on August 3, without a higher debt ceiling.

Laying all my cards on the table, I freely admit that I relish the potential shutdown of huge swaths of our bloated, oppressive federal bureaucracy. And I relish the prospect of hundreds of thousands of government employees, people with perfectly productive minds, some of them quite brilliant, making the change from parasites to producers… though I realize it's unlikely to happen.

Imagine for a minute the unleashing of entrepreneurial energy in the wake of a shutdown of 45% of the federal government. The U.S. government is filled with intelligent, highly educated, highly trained people. Many are experienced leaders. Many are more than capable of positively heroic feats of entrepreneurship, feats we'll never witness if they don't leave their government jobs and get to work.

Frightened children like Obama, Bernanke, and Geithner see scary monsters everywhere. Adults with vision and experience see opportunities. I promise you those opportunities are real. They exist. If the government wakes up August 3 and can't pay 45% of its bills, it won't be long until many of those opportunities are seized and exploited, to the benefit of us all.

Good investing,

Dan Ferris

P.S. I've been contacted by several people asking if they can pass along this commentary. My answer is yes. Please… absolutely pass this along. Send it to everyone you know. The more people realize it's better to run your own life instead of letting the government run it for you, the better.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Just as soon as I sent the last letter out, I downloaded another batch of incoming mail and the above info from Dan Ferris showed me how a much better writer could get the job done. I spend a horrendous amount of time doing research and distributing other peoples writing skills, and pray constantly that you will benefit from their superior knowledge. I am deeply aware of my intellectual shortcomings, and only provide you with the best I can find. That is the best I can do, your best would be to accept their knowledge as a free and valuable free gift.

STOP!! OR I”LL SHOOT PART 1

July 19th, 2011 by


Why the “Balanced Budget Amendment” is a Hoax – and a Deadly Trap

By Publius Huldah.

 

Introduction By James P. Harvey

07 19 11

I sure as hell hope the title of this letter got your attention, because if it did not there will be civil war in America sooner than you think, and a lot more shooting will be going on in your neighborhood, as bands of starving looters rob and rape anyone then can. Got food? No! OK, lay down then.

Take this to the bank folks, when America goes down many of us will not take it laying down, and that is where we’re headed if these scumbags pass this bill.

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. LEE, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. KYL, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. TOOMEY, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. RISCH, Mr. RUBIO, Mr. DEMINT, MR. PAUL???, Mr. VITTER, Mr. ENZI, Mr. KIRK, Mr. THUNE, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. BURR, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. COBURN, Mr. MORAN, Mr. LUGAR, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts, Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. ROBERTS, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Ms. AYOTTE, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. COATS, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. CORKER, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. JOHANNS, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mr. PORTMAN, and Mr. WICKER) introduced the following joint resolution which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

 

Balanced Budget Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 10 (March 31, 2011)

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

‘Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a roll call vote.

‘Section 2. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific amount in excess of such 18 percent by a roll call vote.

‘Section 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which–

‘(1) total outlays do not exceed total receipts; and

‘(2) total outlays do not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year.

‘Section 4. Any bill that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue may pass only by a two-thirds majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. For the purpose of determining any increase in revenue under this section, there shall be excluded any increase resulting from the lowering of the statutory rate of any tax.

‘Section 5. The limit on the debt of the United States shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for such an increase by a roll call vote.

‘Section 6. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war against a nation-state is in effect and in which a majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for a specific excess by a roll call vote.

‘Section 7. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article in any fiscal year in which the United States is engaged in a military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. Such suspension must identify and be limited to the specific excess of outlays for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.

‘Section 8. No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article.

‘Section 9. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government except those for repayment of debt principal.

‘Section 10. The Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays, receipts, and gross domestic product.

 

‘Section 11. This article shall take effect beginning with the fifth fiscal year beginning after its ratification.’.

 

My guess is that most people did not read this far, and those who did are not aware of any big problem, and that is what’s really wrong in America; congratulations to Public Education. If you keep reading you may learn something………………..Maybe!

GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS FOLKS, WORDS ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN OUR WORLD!

By Publius Huldah.

You can not responsibly support a proposed Amendment to Our Constitution unless you have read and understand the proposal, and how it would change our Constitution. You must look behind the nice sounding name!  Will the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) really “reign in” the federal government? Will it really “show them” that they have to balance their budget the same as we do?

Or does it actually legalize spending which is now unconstitutional?  Is it actually a massive grant of new constitutional powers to the President and the federal courts – a grant which will cut the Heart out of The Constitution our Framers gave us?

Amending the Constitution is serious business – and you are morally bound to get informed before you jump on The Amendment Bandwagon.

So, lay aside your giddy joy at the fact that all 47 U.S. Senate Republicans are co-sponsoring the Balanced Budget Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 10 (March 31, 2011).  Let’s go through it.  What you believe the BBA will do, and what it will actually do, are two very different things indeed.

But First:  How Did We Get a National Debt of $14.4 Trillion?

Congress gave us a debt of $14.4 trillion which increases at the rate of $4 billion a day.  Let us look at a few of the items which comprise this $14.4 trillion debt:

Congress spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly. Congress appropriates $147 million a year to subsidize Brazilian cotton farmers.  Congress spent $3.6 million to fund a study of the sex lives of dope-smoking, menstruating monkeys.  Congress paid $500,000 to paint a salmon on an Alaska Airlines passenger jet.  Congress appropriates Foundation where they fund such research as that which revealed the amazing fact that sick shrimp do not perform as well on stamina tests as do healthy shrimp.Citizens Against Government Waste’s pig book shows Congress spent $16,547,558,748. on pork projects last year.  In Sen. Tom Coburn’s Waste Book 2010, which lists 100 spending projects, he shows that $1.5 million was spent to spruce up apartments in Shreveport, La. before they were torn down.

All this spending – every penny of it – and trillions more which is not here listed – has one thing in common:  It is all unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers delegated to Congress in the Constitution. Congress has no constitutional authority to spend money on these projects.

So!  It was Congress’ unconstitutional spending which put us in the mess we are in today.

What Does Our Constitution Permit Congress To Spend Money On?

WE THE PEOPLE ordained and established a Constitution wherein the powers WE delegated to the federal government are limited and defined – “enumerated”.  Read the list at Art. I, Sec. 8!  Basically, all WE gave Congress authority to do for the Country at large is international relations, commerce & war; and domestically, the creation of an uniform commercial system (weights & measures, patents  & copyrights, a money system based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery & road building.)  Some Amendments authorize Congress to make laws protecting civil rights. That’s about it, Folks!  The list of objects on which Congress may lawfully appropriate funds is short.  The only significant authorized expense is the military.  James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution, said in Federalist No. 45 (9th para):

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.  [boldface added]

Note that Madison contemplated that the federal government would be financed in large part by taxation on foreign commerce.  That is because the constitutional powers of the federal government are so limited & defined!  The States and the People are to handle everything else.

Do you now see that Our Constitution does not authorize Congress to pay for a museum for neon signs ($5.2 million),  to archive memorabilia for a rock group ($615,000), or to post poems in zoos ($997,766.)?  [See Sen. Coburn's Waste Book 2010].  Congress has no lawful authority to do most of what they do. They just do it because they want to, they have been doing it for a long time, and WE haven’t known enough to stop them.  Our $14.4 trillion debt was caused by Congress’ spending in thousands of areas where they have no constitutional authority to spend.

Is the BBA Really the Solution? 

So!  These 47 Senate Republicans (and some in the House) are showing you how much they now “care” about fiscal responsibility by supporting the BBA.  But think:  Why don’t they control their spending now?  The Republicans control the House – NO spending can get through the House unless the Republicans approve it.  So if the Republicans really wanted to control spending and balance the budget, they could do it now. Why don’t they do it?  Because they don’t want to.

Furthermore, the BBA they support with such broad smiles and glib promises of future fiscal responsibility, doesn’t make them control their spending.  Instead, it would legalize spending which is now unlawful and would markedly increase the powers of the federal government. And it would do-nothing to reduce spending.  In short, the BBA is a Scam and a Terrible Trick.

What Would We Get From the BBA ?

In plain English, this is what the 10 Sections of the BBA mean  [but read it yourself –  it's very short]:

Section 1: They won’t spend more than they take in unless they vote to spend more than they take in.

Section 2: They won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP unless they vote to spend more than 18% of the GDP.

Section 3: The President will write the budget: He will designate the taxes, and what the money will be spent on.  He won’t spend more than he decides to tax you for, and he won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP.  The GDP is a computation made by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the Department of Commerce, an agency under the control of the President. [Do you see?  The President controls the agency which computes the number which limits his spending.]

Section 4: Congress won’t make a law raising your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes.

Section 5: Congress won’t raise the debt limit unless they vote to raise the debt limit.

Sections 6 & 7: Congress can waive the above provisions of the BBA (except for Sec. 4 which says they can’t raise your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes) when there is a declared war or  a “military conflict” which they think justifies their waiving the above provisions of the BBA.

Section 8:  Courts can’t order your taxes to be raised. [But you can bet your life that this section, together with section 3, will be seen to authorizethe President to order that your taxes be raised.]

Section 9: I leave this to others to explain. But be assured the President’s minions will define stuff however he wants; make stuff “off-budget” or “on-budget” to fit his agenda.

Section 10:  Congress can make laws to enforce the BBA, and can rely on numbers provided by the President who is to be given constitutional authority to order tax increases & decide how to spend the money.

So!  Do you see?  You get no benefit from the BBA.  But it will cause us irreparable harm.

How Would the BBA Cut the Heart Out of Our Constitution?

1. It would Transform Our Constitution From One of Enumerated Spending Powers To One of General (“Unlimited”) Spending Powers.

Congress’ Powers are enumerated.  Thus, the objects on which Congress may lawfully appropriate funds are limited to those listed in the Constitution.  Congress has ignored the limitations on its powers for many decades – but at least the limitations are still in the Constitution, to be invoked if We The People ever repent. 2

But the BBA, by ignoring the unconstitutional objects of Congress’ spending, and by merely limiting the amount of such spending to 18% of the GDP & the taxes the President assesses, repeals the enumerated powers aspect of our Constitution.  Furthermore, if Congress limited its appropriations to its enumerated powers, they could not possibly spend a sum as vast as 18% of the GDP.  Thus, the BBA is clear intention to repeal the enumerated powers, and transform the federal government into one of general and unlimited powers.

Congress’ idiotic spending is now unlawful & unconstitutional. But with the BBA, it would become lawful & constitutional, as long as the total spending doesn’t exceed the limits (unless they waive the limits).  With the BBA, it will become lawful for them to appropriate funds for whatever the President (who will write the budget) says!  3

2. The BBA Transfers Control of the “Purse” from Congress to the President.

The federal government didn’t even have a budget until Congress passed the Budget. That “law” purported to grant budget making power (taxes & appropriations) to the President.

But the Budget Act of 1921 is unconstitutional: The Constitution places the taxing & appropriations powers squarely in the hands of  Congress – not the Executive Branch; and contrary to the beliefs of indoctrinated lawyers, Congress may not “amend” the Constitution by making a law. 4

Article I, Sec. 8, cl. 1, grants to Congress the Power to lay and collect Taxes; and Art. I, Sec. 9, next to last clause, grants to Congress the Power to make the appropriations:

No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

Accordingly, for most of our history, Congress made appropriations as the need arose; determined the taxes, and kept records of  both. [See Bruce Bartlett's excellent history of the budget process.]

Our Framers gave us an elegant system of separated powers, whereCongress commands the purse – not the Executive Branch and notthe Judicial Branch!  In Federalist No. 78 (6th para), Alexander Hamilton outlines this separation of powers:

…The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules …  The judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society… 5

In Federalist No. 58 (4th para from end) Madison explains why the House alone is granted power to propose taxes (Art. I, Sec. 7, cl. 1):  To protect The People from overreaching by the other branches of the federal government:

…The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing … all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may … be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance…

Ponder Hamilton’s and Madison’s words. You must understand what they are saying if we are to restore our Constitutional Republic.  Otherwise, the BBA will usher in a totalitarian dictatorship.

Pursuant to the unconstitutional Budget Act of 1921, the President has been preparing the budget. Since the Budget Act is unconstitutional, the President’s preparation of the budget has been likewise unconstitutional.  Section 3 of the BBA would legalize what is now unconstitutional and unlawful.

But Section 3 of the BBA does more than merely legalize the unlawful. It actually transfers the constitutional power to make the appropriations and to determine taxes to the President.  Congress will become a rubber stamp.

Now look at this pretty little snare:  Section 8 of the proposed BBA says:

No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article.  [emphasis added]

Our Constitution does not grant to courts the power to “order” tax increases.  So why does Sec. 8 of the BBA say they can’t do it?

It’s a trap!  There is an ancient maxim of  legal construction which goes like this:  “The Expression of One Thing is the Exclusion of Another”:

An implied exclusion argument lies whenever there is reason to believe that if the legislature had meant to include a particular thing within the ambit of its legislation, it would have referred to that thing expressly. Because of this expectation, the legislature’s failure to mention the thing becomes grounds for inferring that it was deliberately excluded. Although there is no express exclusion, exclusion is implied. …[emphasis added]

Why does Sec. 8 of the BBA exclude the President?  From this exclusion, one may reasonably infer that the intent of Sec. 8 is to permit the President to order tax increases.  If the BBA is ratified, you can be sure that Presidents will claim power under Sec. 8 of the BBA to order tax increases. That inference is strengthened by the fact that Sec. 3 of the BBA transfers constitutional power over the Budget to the President.

So!  The BBA surrenders the purse to the President!  Our Framers understood the danger of having the sword & the purse held by one person.  That is why our Constitution provides for Congress to make the decisions on taxes & appropriations; and, as pointed out in Federalist No. 72 (1st para), the President is to apply and disburse “the public moneys in conformity to the general appropriations of the legislature”.

With the BBA, Congress’ sole remaining constitutional function over taxing & spending will be to rubberstamp the dictates of the President.

3. The BBA grants judicial power over taxing & spending to the federal courts.

Article III, Sec. 2, cl. 1 states:  “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases…arising under this Constitution.”

If the BBA is ratified, it will become an Amendment to the Constitution which is subject to the judicial authority of the federal courts.

You say the BBA won’t transfer power over the purse to the President?  You say Congress won’t become a mere rubberstamp whose sole remaining function over taxing & appropriations is to enact into law the dictates of the President?

Who will decide?  Since this would be an issue “arising under the Constitution”, the supreme Court will decide. The Judicial Branch – a branch which Hamilton took care to point out should have no power whatsoever over The Purse.

And so five (5) people on the supreme Court will decide an issue which goes to the heart of our Constitution – an issue which the People clamoring for the BBA don’t even know exists.  And remember:  Our supreme Court is filled with fallen people who looked at Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment and said it means that women may kill their babies. They looked at the 1stAmendment and said it means that Congress may regulate political speech, and courts may ban Christian speech in the public square, but it gives Westboro “baptists” a “right” to spew their filth & hate at private funerals of dead American heroes.

If the BBA is ratified, do you really want five (5) of those judges deciding this issue? 6

What is the Solution to The Financial Plight Congress has put us in?

We have 47 Republican U.S. Senators who don’t understand [or do they?] the ramifications of the BBA which some of them (most notably Senators Jim De Mint & Mike Lee) are determined to cram down our throats.  Many supposedly conservative talk show hosts & pundits  (most notably, Redstate.com), are carrying their water.  Whether these people are fools or tyrants, I do not know; but you must learn that you can not trust anybody. You must insist that people prove what they say!

WE THE PEOPLE must reclaim our glorious Heritage. We must find & support candidates who understand the Constitution, obey it, and agree to work to dismantle the unconstitutional federal apparatus.  We can eliminate the trillions of dollars of unconstitutional spending by restoring constitutional government.  In an orderly fashion, we can dismantle the multitude of offices and agencies and departments of the last 100 years which harass us and eat out our sustenance.

Oh my People!  The grinning politicians and pundits who promise you “fiscal responsibility” with their BBA will actually strip you of the protections of Our Constitution. Their BBA will legalize a totalitarian dictatorship.  Do not be deceived by them – they are leading you astray, and their BBA will destroy us.

Oh you Proponents of this thoroughly Evil Scheme:  I throw my glove in your face:  Show me, if you can, where I am wrong.  Or rethink your position. PH

End Notes:

1  Our Constitution does not authorize Congress to fund scientific research. Congress’ only power in the areas of the arts and sciences is to issue patents and copyrights (Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 8).  If Congress obeyed Our Constitution and stopped funding “scientific” research, the proponents of these idiotic studies would have to do something useful instead of sucking at the taxpayers’ teat.

2  We must repent of  our desire to live at other peoples’ expense. This is the contradiction which undermines the Tea Party.  Many don’t want a constitutional government of limited & enumerated powers. They just want to eliminate funding for programs they don’t like. They want their social security, their Medicare, their government retirement pensions, their perks.  I beg each of you who is now living at other peoples’ expense:  Are you willing to sacrifice your grandchildren so that  you can keep your handouts?  Or will you accept an orderly & gradual dismantlement of the unconstitutional “entitlement” programs?

3  Are you aware that federal executive agencies are forming their own SWAT teams?  Are you aware that DHS is federalizing our local police and using their fusion centers to turn them into a national secret police – America’s version of the STAZI?  Building Obama’s “civilian national security force” which is “just as powerful just as strong just as well funded as the military” takes money.  Lots of it!  The BBA will permit the President to write into the Budget the funding needed to build this armed force; and it will be under his sole & personal control.

4  Article V sets forth the exclusive methods of amending The Constitution.

5  In Federalist No. 26, Hamilton addresses how Congress is to determine (after public deliberations) the appropriations for the military; and warns that the President must never be given power over the purse respecting armed forces: 

The legislature of the United States will be OBLIGED, by this provision [Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 12], once at least in every two years, to deliberate upon the propriety of keeping a military force on foot; to come to a new resolution on the point; and to declare their sense of the matter, by a formal vote in the face of their constituents. They are not AT LIBERTY to vest in the executive department permanent funds for the support of an army, if they were even incautious enough to be willing to repose in it so improper a confidence…. (9th para) [capitals are Hamilton's; boldface mine]

It has been said that the provision which limits the appropriation of money for the support of an army to the period of two years would be unavailing, because the Executive, when once possessed of a force large enough to awe the people into submission, would find resources in that very force sufficient to enable him to dispense with supplies from the acts of the legislature…. (12th para)

Do you see that Hamilton warned us not to trust the President with power to determine the funding for the armed forces?  Learn from Hamilton & Madison. Or perish.

  • If the President disagrees with the supreme Court’s decision, he – who would, thanks to the BBA, hold both the sword & the purse – could ignore it with impunity. PH
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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Surely, only the dull and ignorant are unaware that our three branches of government are working for the international bankers and against the people of the United States of America, and if this was not bad enough, read about the bankers move to destroy America by destroying the dollar as the world reserve currency and implementing a global SDR currency. It is printed below this article. 6 Steps by the IMF for a One-World Currency

If you would turn that stupid TV off, and follow the internet revolution news sources, you would know by now how America is being destroyed, and know what to do about it.

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July 19th, 2011 by

 

6 Steps by the IMF for a One-World Currency

 

Brandon Smith
Alt-Market

In mainstream financial circles, the concept of a global currency is often spoken of only with an atmosphere of caution. It is approached always in hypothetical terms. It is whispered of as some far off dream; a socio-economic moon landing in the far reaches of fiscal space. Perhaps in 2015, or 2020, or maybe 2050, but certainly never just over the horizon, or right around the corner posing as an innocuous trade asset created over 40 years ago and used only on rare occasions. Unfortunately, the development of a centralized global security representing the creation of a supranational economic body is much closer than many would care to admit…

The most common argument made in the mainstream against a global currency taking shape is the argument that no other currency in the world today has the strength or widespread circulation necessary to replace the dollar as a primary reserve unit. This is true, if, you only look at separate currencies, and not the big picture. The reality is, central banks and the IMF have no intention of replacing one national currency with yet another national currency as the world reserve. What they DO intend to do, however, is replace the dollar with a basket of national currencies linked together and homogenized under a single unit. This has been openly announced by the IMF for months, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn even produced a press release explaining the plan (this was before he apparently watched ‘Maid in Manhattan’ 57 times in a row then allegedly tried to “romance” a cleaning lady, which of course landed him in court):

http://www.imf.org/external/np/speeches/2011/021011.htm

The G20 has also raised discussion of a global currency and a greater oversight role for the IMF on a number of occasions:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/at-g20-kremlin-to-pitch-new-currency/375364.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sarkozy-in-favour-of-an-international-currency-of-reference-21179.html

A more in-depth look at the IMF plan for the SDR can be seen in a white paper released at the beginning of this year entitled “Enhancing International Monetary Stability – A Role For The SDR?”:

http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2011/010711.pdf

 

A global currency, or at least the foundation for one, already exists in the form of “Special Drawing Rights” (SDR’s), created by the IMF in 1969 as paper collateral used to replace gold as the primary means of international trade between governments and central banks without the need for Forex exchanges. That is to say, the SDR was used as a tool for displacing the strength of gold. Today, the asset has morphed into a trade mechanism representing a basket of currencies, and, a tool to displace the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency.

Skeptics will argue that the SDR is a “long way” from being ready to unseat the dollar, but, these economists and pundits rarely consider that the financial circumstances of markets today could quickly change tomorrow. Yes, by the standards of this very moment, a move to elevate the SDR to reserve status is impractical, mainly, because the dollar is still clinging to its relative value and widespread use. This will not be the case for much longer.

Over the past month, the “big three” ratings agencies; Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P, have suddenly decided to do the job they should have been doing years ago, and have begun a wild roller coaster ride of credit downgrades for countries with immense Debt-to-GDP ratios. Greece has been junked. Ireland has been junked. Portugal has been hit. Spain has been hit, and is ready for yet another downgrade. Italy is on the chopping block. Finally, even the U.S. is near losing its AAA status as S&P has announced it will decide within the next month whether a downgrade of our rating will soon be necessary.

The most important aspect of the S&P announcement is their statement that the downgrade is NOT about the impending debt ceiling decision, but America’s overall creditworthiness and our lack of ability to maintain our current spending and inflationary habits. That is to say, even if the debt ceiling is raised, as all the Keynesians are clamoring for, we could still lose our top credit rating:

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=2623832

This storm of downgrades after years of inaction by ratings agencies, in my view, is simply not a coincidence. The fact that Ben Bernanke has admitted that QE3 is on the table as well after the Fed denied any need for more stimulus only two months ago is also highly suspicious (though he tried to take back the statement later after a thorough grilling from Ron Paul):

http://www.businessinsider.com/black-and-white-and-red-all-over-2011-7

The bottom line is that if the ceiling is raised, the Fed is ready to print the dollar into an early grave. If the ceiling is frozen in place, America defaults on its debts and its credit rating evaporates. Either way, the dollar will inevitably lose its world reserve status. Enter the SDR…

What we are witnessing is a careful and deliberate “shuffle” of economic circumstances towards a financial and political environment more receptive to a global currency. Or, indeed, a public so desperate for stability as to have no other choice but a global currency. Here are some of the steps that will likely take place and in certain cases must take place before the SDR is able to fulfill the role the IMF intends. Many of these steps are already being implemented as this is written:

1) The IMF Must Increase Circulation Of SDR’s

The normal restrictions on SDR printing were removed in 2008 by the IMF just as the credit crisis began to take shape under the guise of “producing more liquidity”. SDR’s can now be created in unlimited numbers. Allocations of SDR’s by IMF member countries leaped in 2008 to 2009. America’s holdings of SDR’s grew from 21 billion to 203 billion in the span of a single year:

http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/tad/extsdr1.aspx

Using the “SDR Department”, the IMF has also been issuing SDR’s to emerging market countries and needy nations off the books, at the expense of the American taxpayer! Rich countries like the U.S. pay into the SDR Department program which is supposedly designed to redistribute “foreign aid” to poorer countries as low interest loans denominated in SDR’s. These loans show up nowhere on our Federal Budget:

http://www.house.gov/jec/imf/sdrdept.pdf

In 2004, the cost of paying into this program was around $5 Billion a year, but this has surely been expanded since. Finding accurate numbers on current U.S. loans through the hidden SDR Department program has proven difficult, to say the least…

The point of all this? The SDR is being widely circulated under various operations, some of them public, some of them not so public.

2) Standardized Exchange Tables For The SDR Must Be Put In Place

The IMF now releases daily conversion and exchange tables to SDR’s for almost every other currency on the planet:

http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/rms_five.aspx

One important aspect of SDR conversion to take note of is that the currencies most highly valued on global forex markets, and the SDR table, are the Bahraini Dinar, and the Kuwaiti Dinar. The Bahraini Dinar is pegged directly to the SDR basket, while the Kuwaiti Dinar is pegged to “an undisclosed basket of currencies” (probably the SDR). The dollar, on the other hand, is relatively weak in comparison when converting to SDR’s, even though most of the IMF’s funding, and thus ability to create SDR’s, comes from the U.S.

Doesn’t seem fair, does it…?

Another important fact to remember is that the IMF admittedly sets the valuation of the SDR using factors outside of natural supply and demand. Meaning, they have the ability to place any value they please on the SDR versus other currencies. It is no surprise then that currencies which tie themselves to the IMF basket and placate IMF desires are rated strong in SDR’s, and perform well in forex markets, while the dollar, which remains (supposedly) independent, is weak versus SDR’s. Today, one dollar is worth 62 cents in SDR’s.

3) The SDR Must Be Made Indispensable To Global Markets

The IMF has openly suggested that the SDR could be used as an intermediary asset in volatile currency markets through what is sometimes referred to as a “Substitution Account”. Meaning, if China, for example, wished to dump their holdings of U.S. dollars because they are devaluing rapidly, they could exchange those dollars for SDR’s instead of directly converting them into another standard currency, like Euros, or Yen. This, according to the IMF, would lessen the direct damage to the Dollar, because the SDR is partly denominated in dollars. Therefore, as China throws out dollars in exchange for SDR’s, the value of the American Greenback goes down, but conversely, the value of America’s SDR holdings will go up.

This sounds like a brilliant strategy to offset sudden currency collapse. However, it is actually a very subversive way to slowly elevate the SDR as a world reserve currency itself, and to replace the dollar entirely, while the IMF plays the hero. It also allows the IMF to slowly “harmonize” all the world’s currencies until there is no distinction in their value. The SDR becomes a de facto reserve unit without officially overthrowing the dollar.

If the U.S. is faced with the nightmare of having its own currency dumped by international central banks, obviously, our Treasury would jump at the chance to support conversion to the SDR to lessen the damage, rather than face the full brunt of losing our reserve status. In fact, the U.S. would have NO CHOICE but to support the SDR and the IMF as the intermediary in all global financial transactions, otherwise, we would face certain long term full spectrum collapse. The only support holding up our financial system would then be our membership in the SDR basket. We would become completely dependent, and the IMF would have total centralized control over our economy.

What the IMF has done is create a potential environment in which any country that does not participate in SDR exchange will be left in the dust by every country that does. They have conjured an artificial economic matrix, where traditional laws of supply and demand no longer apply. A kind of “manipulated evolution” of finance. A chimera economy. They will have the power to determine the value of every currency on the planet arbitrarily using the SDR Substitution Account.

4) China Must Be Given Membership In The SDR

 

Right now, it appears, the only thing holding the SDR back from its debut as a global currency asset is the inclusion of emerging markets into the IMF basket. Talk of China joining the basket in 2015 has been floating around for the past couple years. However, I believe that the inclusion of the Chinese Yuan may come much faster than this.

New IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, has offered China a greater role in the IMF power structure, including a post for Min Zhu, a Chinese national, as a deputy managing director:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/us-imf-lagarde-china-idUSTRE7655JM20110706

Lagarde and members of the G20 have also been pressing hard for the addition of the Yuan and perhaps other currencies into the SDR. A decision on Chinese inclusion may come as soon as this November:

http://www.emergingmarkets.org/Article/2818350/G20-presses-for-yuan-SDR-inclusion.html

http://english.capital.gr/News.asp?id=1163175

5) China Must Decouple Completely From The Dollar

One of the points of contention over Chinese inclusion in the SDR is its ties to the U.S. dollar and economy. That is to say, China would first have to decouple from the dollar, before coupling to the SDR. Its sounds like some weird parasitic experiment, and, it is.

China started taking steps to make decoupling from the U.S. and the dollar a reality back in 2005 (which suggests foreknowledge of collapse), when they began issuing Yuan denominated bonds (to circulate Yuan around the world), and, when they began converting away from an export based economy and towards a consumer based economy. The problem is that because of the wider circulation of Yuan, the increase in stimulus, and the Chinese refusal (so far) to allow faster currency appreciation, China is now in the midst of a double digit inflationary crisis (that's REAL inflation folks, not fraudulent Chinese CPI numbers):

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7432861.html

Because they have deliberately restructured towards a consumer based economy, eventually, China will have to allow the Yuan to increase substantially in value versus other currencies in order to amplify the buying power of its citizens. Otherwise, they will be crushed under the weight of rising prices:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/26/us-britain-china-idUSTRE75P1V120110626

This cannot be done without a considerable dump of their forex reserves and treasury holdings, most of which are composed of U.S. dollars and securities. This means that in order to counter inflation, and to be included in the SDR, China will have to liquidate a large portion of its U.S. holdings. This would strike the American economy hard.

6) The Dollar Must Be Removed As The World Reserve Currency

 

All of the above factors are leading towards one obvious conclusion; the end of the dollar as a reserve currency. The IMF will never achieve its goal of complete centralized administration of the global economy without a common supranational currency unit. And, a supranational currency unit cannot exist while the dollar remains in its current position. Thus, for the IMF to succeed, the dollar must be removed.

The expansive debt of the U.S., the endless fiat printing of the Federal Reserve, the Chinese adaptation away from the dollar and towards the SDR, and the quiet spread of the SDR itself, are all leading to this end. This does not mean, though, that the tangible version of the dollar will disappear. The interesting thing about the SDR con game is that many Americans may barely notice the transition of the global economy into IMF hands, because physical dollars will likely remain. We might feel the heartache of a devaluing monetary system, and an extremely weakened economy, but the flow of power will be obscured for a time from those who are unaware. In the end, all currencies will be tied to and completely reliant on the SDR, but our Greenback funny money will still be in our pockets. The issuance of an “SDR note” may come one day (if we allow this farce to continue), but it is not necessary. As long as every currency is required to be pegged to the SDR, the IMF will retain control.

A common assumption is that changes like these take place in some distant future we will never witness, not right under our noses while we sleep. The current evidence suggests, though, that an engineered transference to a highly condensed global economic system is underway right now, and that our country will suffer greatly in the process. To understand the tactically implemented disaster we are about to experience, it is vital to become aware of the intended end result. Just as in understanding any criminal act, it is vital to first understand a criminal’s ultimate motive.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

Even those of us in the internet revolution who are not rocket scientist have figured out how our country has been destroyed, and by now you should be well prepared to continue your education on your own.

WARNING! You must do this without prejudice because patriots are Americans, not democrats or republicans, those scumbags are traitors. If you have been involved in those two parties, empty your mind of all the horse shit and start thinking like our forefathers who tried to give us a free from tyranny government, but failed. This time we better get it right and people who are naïve or OVER educated won’t cut the mustered. The middle class working man and woman who have natural common sense and have learned from personal experience that the scholars can’t pick their nose and chew gum must pick up the tiller and steer the ship of state. To be sure people like EdwinVieira Jr are gong to be needed for consultation, but the governing body must remain in the hands of the middle class where they can be reached by their constituents, and understand their first duty is always to preserve freedom. Our present degenerate politicians must be retired to oblivion, and a new breed of honest people found to steer the new supership, the USS FREEDOM. The bankers must be exterminated from our society.

A free country cannot be led by thief’s and lying career politicians. All this Nation really needs is to get the middle class educated on the political history of America, and they will never again lay down with the apathetic surfs. A DUMB-ASS PREFERS A MASTER.

Weather we declare another “Declaration of Independence “and start from scratch, or revise what we have, this shit is going to Stop!

 

STOP OR I’LL SHOOT PART 3

There are three main events needed to transform America into a satellite of a one-world government, and all three are in high gear at this time. The global bankers are focused and ready to take down the most powerful of all governments, that is America, and the domino affect will take care of the rest. The procedure has been to (1)infiltrate our representative government with their agents, and this has been accomplished years ago, next, in order to avoid a massive uprising, (2)the masses have to be destitute and demoralized, and this event required a two-part attack. The bankers had to experiment with creating a global currency (SDR) and their government traitors and Federal Reserve (3) had to destroy the dollar as a reserve currency by creating an obscene national debt. Now they have in place actions that will create massive inflation and economic panic as the dollar loses its status as a reserve currency by devaluation. Whether by a constitutional amendment to centralize power in the executive branch, and or a default on our (THEIR) debt the final act has started. It may be played out in two different ways depending on what happens between now and Nov. 2nd. If they fail to make an agreement and default on the debt, the rest of the world’s governments may start a third world war, united against us in an attempt to kick-start their economies from the massive loss they will experience when we default. I do not think it will be a nuclear war as too many assets would be destroyed world wide, and conventional warfare is so much more profitable for the bankers. The one wild card here is (would foreign troops in America wake the masses up, or more likely just surrender)? Some would fight to the death, and that’s a fact, but how many is the big question, along with how long would their ammo and other supplies last. America is for all practical purposes industrially impotent. Many of us are willing to die, but many more are not, and I am sure many would turn on us. The only thing left in America that is united is the politicians. Another big advantage to the bankers of a conventional war is the aftermath is guaranteed to give them a passive population to do with as they please. The patriots will all be dead, so remember those war movies where the Jew’s are passively entering the gas chamber. You might be one of them!

The alternative is a massive asset grabbing by our government with the excuse being it needs the money to pay for their so-called entitlement programs resulting in years of ever-increasing poverty for all classes but the super rich. Don’t forget that there are hundreds of agenda 21 programs remaining unfinished, and many grunts are going to be needed to provide the manual labor. The passive leftovers will jump at the chance to slave for their masters. Those of us willing to die on our doorstep when they come to confiscate our home may be fed to the remaining slaves as food. I would not doubt for a minute that the bankers would stoop to any level to annihilate real patriots.

Take heart folks, maybe one of our generals will grow a set and perform a coup on DC. Then a covert annihilation of the bankers.

Yea and turtles fly.

God Bless,

OldDog

Why Obama Cannot Be Impeached

July 17th, 2011 by

 

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2011/07/obama-ineligibility-devvy-kidd-say-it.html

By Devvy Kidd

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Obama Ineligibility – Devvy Kidd Say It Correctly – Pay Attention to Her!

 

Rage continues to build across this country over the obvious forged birth certificate Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, released April 27, 2011, as do calls for his impeachment. However, Obama cannot be impeached.

Let me quote Dr. Edwin Vieira, who wrote about this back in December 2008 before Obama was "sworn" into office:

If Obama is not "a natural born Citizen" or has renounced such citizenship, he is simply not eligible for "the Office of President" (Article II, Section 1, Clause 4). That being so, he cannot be "elected" by the voters, by the Electoral College, or by the House of Representatives (see Amendment XII). For neither the voters, nor the Electors, nor members of the House can change the constitutional requirement, even by unanimous vote inter sese (see Article V). If, nonetheless, the voters, the Electors, or the members of the House purport to "elect" Obama, he will be nothing but a usurper, because the Constitution defines him as such. And he can never become anything else, because a usurper cannot gain legitimacy if even all of the country aid, abets, accedes to, or acquiesces in his usurpation.

If Obama dares to take the Presidential "Oath or Affirmation" of office, knowing that he is not "a natural born Citizen," he will commit the crime of perjury or false swearing (see Article II, Section 1, Clause 7). For, being ineligible for "the Office of President," he cannot "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States," or even execute it at all, to any degree. Thus, his very act of taking the "Oath or Affirmation" will be a violation thereof! So, even if the chief justice of the Supreme Court himself looks the other way and administers the "Oath or Affirmation," Obama will derive no authority whatsoever from it.

Third, his purported "Oath or Affirmation" being perjured from the beginning, Obama's every subsequent act in the usurped "Office of President" will be a criminal offense under Title 18, United States Code, Section 242.

If Obama does become an usurper posturing as "the President," Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual President, he cannot be "removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" (see Article II, Section 4).

For those who think Dr. Vieira Jr., Ph.D., J.D., is just some run-of-the-mill attorney, let me give you a very condensed bio: He holds four degrees from Harvard. For more than 30 years he has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States, he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson and Communications Workers of America v. Beck. His two volume tome, "Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution," is the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective.

Despite all the noise out there by Obama's supporters, it is crystal clear the putative president was born with dual citizenship and is forever ineligible to be president.

Obama seized the office of president through fraud. As a usurper, he's never held office. That's what the word usurp means: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right. Since he legally has never occupied the White House as president, he cannot be impeached.

Now, when I have pointed this out countless times to groups demanding impeachment, I get this response: I don't care – we just have to get him out.

Those are people who proudly proclaim they only want to see the U.S. Constitution upheld. Those are people who state unequivocally that the usurper was never eligible to run because he's not a natural born citizen under the U.S. Constitution.

You can't have it both ways. In essence, what those folks are saying is we can do the same thing as Obama and his coconspirators: circumvent the Constitution.

But, the usurper has committed crimes while in office! Indeed, he has and continues to do so. Knowing he was not eligible to run, the putative president solicited campaign donations to the tune of about $700 million dollars. He can still be indicted for wire fraud.

Those who demand his impeachment are asking to set one of the worst legal precedents in our history: Any constitutionally ineligible thug can come along and buy his way into the White House. We'll just impeach him later!

To impeach would also accomplish this: Every piece of legislation he's signed into law would remain on the books. Let me quote Dr. Vieira one more time:

"Perhaps most importantly, Congress can pass no law while an usurper pretends to occupy "the Office of President." The Constitution provides that "[e]very Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States" (Article I, Section 7, Clause 2). Not to a usurper posturing as "the President of the United States," but to the true and rightful President. If no such true and rightful President occupies the White House, no "Bill" will or can, "before it become a Law, be presented to [him]." If no "Bill" is so presented, no "Bill" will or can become a "Law." And any purported "Law" that the usurper "approve[s]" and "sign[s]," or that Congress passes over the usurper's "Objections," will be a nullity. Thus, if Obama deceitfully "enters office" as an usurper, Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it acquiesces in his pretenses as "President."

Besides removing a usurper from office, that should be our second-highest consideration and why the outlaw Congress hasn't moved against him. All 535 of them allowed this to happen, and now it's gone so far; they don't have the courage to take on the mess they've made.The usurper can be indicted once out of office, but how to get him out?

Please read Devvy’s next article on this subject, posted below.

Follow up on Quo Warranto as it relates to removing Obama /Soetoro

Will he ever be indicted for his crimes? With enough public pressure, it can happen because his handlers would simply throw him under the bus as a liability.

There will be a massive push to keep the putative president off the ballot in dozens of states. It will come from candidates who understand the process discussed in my column above. Mark my words, what's coming will be a nightmare for the DNC and Obama's handlers. Time is running out for them to find another viable candidate; something will have to give. One way or the other, Obama's crimes are going to catch up with him, but please stop working toward setting the wrong legal precedent. It's beyond frustrating, I know, but either we live our words in supporting the U.S. Constitution or we take the wrong road opening the door for another ineligible candidate with enough money and corrupt individuals behind him to seize the office of president.

 

Follow up on Quo Warranto as it relates to removing Obama /Soetoro

July 17th, 2011 by

http://www.devvy.com/new_site/quo-follow-up-051211.html

By: Devvy
May 12, 2011

My column Wednesday May 11 has brought a ton of email with questions about a legal process known as Quo Warranto.

I must repeat that I am not an attorney nor have I had any legal training. However, I can read and I have spent the equivalent of months in reading time on all the lawsuits filed regarding Obama/Soetoro's birth certificate and the issue of natural born citizen. There are many superb legal analysis dealing with the issue of standing for plaintiffs in those lawsuits. If a person really wants to understand this issue, you have to spend the time doing the research and evaluating the submissions by attorneys involved going back to 2008. There just isn't any other way to understand complicated legal issues.

In my column yesterday, The Conundrum of Removing Obama/Soetoro From Office, I provided foot notes for very important legal analysis by lawyers who are experts in constitutional law and the subject matter. I selected those four as they were germane to that column. Once you read them, one can fully understand why I used them.

Over the past 2 1/2 years, I have continued to read postings on the following sites: Leo Donofrio, Mario Apuzzo, Stephen Pidgeon and Dr. Orly Taitz, as well as filings by Cort Wrotnowski. All attorneys (except Cort) involved in cases against Barry Soetoro. Many of their  filings in federal court have been posted so we can learn the arguments and law.

To answer one question that came in via email:

"An interesting point of view regarding Barry as a usurper rather than just a fraud. It made me wonder if the same method could be used to remove judges for ‘usurping’ all the power that they have stolen for themselves over the years."

Many states allow recall as a method to remove judges except for their state Supreme Court. As for removing judges below the Supreme Court Level using a Quo Warranto, I'm not sure. Every state has oversight judicial committees which follow procedures; I guess that one is for future research.

The Quo Warranto is available at the state and federal level. Activist federal judges in this country have been running amok on the bench for decades. The Outlaw Congress has the legal authority to remove federal judges, but that has been as rare as a blizzard in Miami. As I have said for at least a dozen years, one of the biggest failures of Congress after Congress is their refusal to remove biased, activist judges. Just look at the Ninth "Silly" Circuit Court. Their decisions are over turned more times than a gymnast on the mat, yet those same judges continue to sit on the bench for life while we pay them to make bad decisions higher courts throw out.

Without the benefit of LexisNexis, I did some more research (I'm sure there are many lawyers out there who know of more) and found this interesting case:

Lansing district judge sends heavyweights to fight AG’s ouster attempt

"Brennan and Nolan want the Michigan Supreme Court to bypass the COA, which has original jurisdiction of Schuette’s quo warranto motion to unseat Clarke."

Here in Texas as well as many states I randomly checked have a quo warranto statute:

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code – Chapter 66 Quo Warranto

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.001 – Grounds

"An action in the nature of quo warranto is available if: (1) a person usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or executes a franchise or an office, including an office in a corporation created by the authority of this state; (2) a public officer does an act or allows an act that by law causes a forfeiture of his office;"

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.002 – Initiation Of Suit

"(a) If grounds for the remedy exist, the attorney general or the county or district attorney of the proper county may petition the district court …"

Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.003 – Judgment

"If the person against whom the information is filed is found guilty as charged, the court: (1) shall enter judgment removing the person from the …"

As for removing an individual at the federal level using a quo warranto, as I pointed out you must be able to qualify underNewman v. United States ex Rel. Frizzell. (Please take the time to read the entire Footnote 1 below.) I would not qualify. Going back to my previous column, I also believe Dr. Orly Taitz does not qualify. But, I think former presidential candidates Chuck Baldwin and Alan Keyes would be able to as they were directly impacted by Obama/Soetoro's alleged election even though he was ineligible to appear on the ballot. Baldwin has declined, but I believe Dr. Keyes still could as I cited in my last column [emphasis mine]:

"Quo warranto is intended to prevent a continuing exercise of an authority unlawfully asserted, and is not appropriate for moot or abstract questions. Where the alleged usurpation has terminated, quo warranto will be denied. (People v. City of Whittier (1933) 133 Cal.App. 316, 324; 25 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 223 (1955).) By the same token, because quo warranto serves to end a continuous usurpation, no statute of limitations applies to the action. (People v. Bailey (1916) 30 Cal.App. 581, 584-585.)"

While that cite is from California law, I would think it could be argued the same applies at the federal level. Perhaps Dr. Keyes could sit down with some of the great attorneys involved in those citizenship cases like Stephen Pidgeon and Mario Apuzzo and discuss going for a straight federal Quo Warranto. They would be the ones to provide expert legal advice to Dr. Keyes.

Let's look at Newman again:

Newman v. United States ex Rel. Frizzell  (Emphasis mine)

"An interested person within the meaning of the provisions of the District Code in regard to quo warranto proceedings is one who has an interest in the office itself peculiar to himself whether the office be elective or appointive.

"Unless the right to maintain quo warranto proceedings under the District Code were limited to persons actually and personally interested, every officer attached to the government at Washington would be subject to attack by persons having no claim in the office or interest therein different from that of every other citizen and taxpayer of the United States.

"As §§ 1538-1540, Code District of Columbia, apply to actions in quo warranto instituted by authorized parties against national officers of the United States, they are general laws of the United States, and not merely local laws of the District of Columbia, and the judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District construing those sections is reviewable by this Court under § 250, Judicial Code."

I know it's easy to accuse me of being an arm chair quarterback after the fact. A person who has no legal training, but that isn't the case. In my columns since early 2009, I have raised the legal issue of this 'thing' called a quo warranto by reading and learning from Leo Donofrio. As a matter of fact, there is another lawsuit that has run its course, meaning denied for hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court, you might find of interest: Rodearmel v. ClintonThat lawsuit was filed in January 2009 on behalf of a 19-year veteran of the Foreign Service Officer under the State Department, David Rodearmel, a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corp. While I support and respect Judicial Watch in their pursuit of making sure no one is above the law, I simply did not understand why they didn't use the Quo Warranto for Rodearmel's case.

The defendants (mother government) moved to dismiss and in their filing, there is an important footnote; number 6 at the bottom of page 25:

6 "The D.C. Court of Appeals has observed that a plaintiff who seeks to directly attack the appointment of an official (as opposed to attacking an action of that official) will rarely if ever have standing. See Andrade v. Lauer, 729 F.2d 1475, 1496-97 (D.C. Cir. 1984). In the same case, the court suggested that the only proper way to assert such a direct attack is through an action for a writ of quo warranto. See id. at 1497 (citing cases). A quo warranto action may only be brought by the Attorney General of the United States or the United States Attorney or, if these Executive Branch officials decline a request, by a private party who has obtained leave of court. See D.C. Stat. §§ 16-3502-3503; see also Rae v. Johnson, 1993 WL 544295, at *1"

Footnotes found in legal filings are very important. What the one above says is quite plain and easy enough for even me to understand; let's apply it to Rodearmel. He is attacking the appointment of an official (Hillary Clinton) which the court says "will rarely if ever have standing." Pretty straight forward.

Exactly why the U.S. Supreme Court denied the writ of certiorari:  (emphasis below is mine)

"ON CONSIDERATION WHEREOF, it is ordered and adjudged by this Court that the District Court dismissed for lack of standing…"

And:

"The appeal is therefore dismissed for want of jurisdiction."

Does that mean the Supreme Court is saying jurisdiction belongs to the District Court in Washington, DC, under a Quo Warranto? It seems to me that is the case if you read Footnote 6 above:

"observed that a plaintiff who seeks to directly attack the appointment of an official….the court suggested that the only proper way to assert such a direct attack is through an action for a writ of quo warranto…"

Going back to Newman v US ex Rel. Frizzell:

"An interested person within the meaning of the provisions of the District Code in regard to quo warranto proceedings is one who has an interest in the office itself peculiar to himself whether the office be elective or appointive."

Rodearmel most certainly has an interest in the office (Secretary of State) peculiar to himself (He is an employee of the State Department and the Secretary of State is Hillary Clinton) and it is appointive. But, that case is over and Madame Clinton is still running around the world playing big shot accomplishing nothing. Another "teflon Don" given a pass by the U.S. Senate when they confirmed her appointment even though it is in violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution – which many of them knew during the confirmation process.

If you read the links in my previous column and the ones below, I believe you can understand and possibly agree with me that time and dismissals points to the Quo Warranto as the only legal remedy to remove Obama/Soetoro from office; emphasis below are mine:.

§ 16-3501. Persons against whom issued; civil action.

A quo warranto may be issued from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States against a person who within the District of Columbia usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises, a franchise conferred by the United States or a public office of the United States, civil or military. The proceedings shall be deemed a civil action.

§ 16-3502. Parties who may institute; ex rel. proceedings.

The Attorney General of the United States or the United States attorney may institute a proceeding pursuant to this subchapter on his own motion or on the relation of a third person. The writ may not be issued on the relation of a third person except by leave of the court, to be applied for by the relator, by a petition duly verified setting forth the grounds of the application, or until the relator files a bond with sufficient surety, to be approved by the clerk of the court, in such penalty as the court prescribes, conditioned on the payment by him of all costs incurred in the prosecution of the writ if costs are not recovered from and paid by the defendant.

§ 16-3503. Refusal of Attorney General or United States attorney to act; procedure.

If the Attorney General or United States attorney refuses to institute a quo warranto proceeding on the request of a person interested, the interested person may apply to the court by certified petition for leave to have the writ issued. When, in the opinion of the court, the reasons set forth in the petition are sufficient in law, the writ shall be allowed to be issued by any attorney, in the name of the United States, on the relation of the interested person on his compliance with the condition prescribed by section 16-3502 as to security for costs. *End*

There are a lot of very intelligent attorneys working on the citizenship issue, so I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with any remaining legal proceedings still on-going as well as the firestorm I believe will hit with Dr. Jerome Corsi's new book due to be shipped May 17, 2011. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the challenges to get Obama/Soetoro on state ballots in 2012 is probably going to result in more advanced lawsuits this time around, as well as possibly running up against any new laws passed by states requiring citizenship verification for a presidential candidate. Obama/Soetoro's handlers know it and we know it.

One note in another case:

Hornbeck v. Salazar: New Court Filings Related To Obama's Usurpation Including An Affidavit Regarding Obama's New Forged Birth Certificate

"New court filings related to Obama's usurpation including an affidavit regarding his newly released forged birth certificate. The filings below were submitted on 5/11/2011 in Louisiana in the Hornbeck v. Salazar lawsuit which is regarding Obama's order to shut down offshore oil drilling. If the media did their job we would know what happened at yesterday's oral arguments for this case.

"UPDATE: Via atty. Taitz; Yesterday I had a an oral argument in Hornbeck v Salazar. This case deals with the fact that Obama administration de facto destroyed oil and gas industry in the gulf of Mexico by placing a moratorium and later, when the federal judge placed an injunction on the moratorium, Obama regime continued destroying the oil and gas industry by refusing to grant drilling permits. Most of the rigs left the region and moved to Brazil. Recently Obama visited Brazil and congratulated them on their offshore deep water drilling and stated that US will be their biggest customer, showing him as the the most antiAmerican president this nation ever saw.

"My argument was that the damages suffered in the case at hand were rooted in the same problem: antiAmerican usurper in the White House, who got there by virtue of fraud and use of a forged birth certificate and invalid Social Security number, issued to another individual in another state."

This posting is from someone who says he/she attended the oral arguments in the case above; click here. It's my understanding the documents scanned at this link were also submitted in the above case.

Footnote One

Links:

1 – Constitutional Authority of Oregon Judges Challenged Why the "Quo Warranto" issue just will not go away!

2 – NH Rep. Laurence Rappaport speaks with The Post & Email about Eligibility, the Constitution, and State Sovereignty

3 – Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez claims right to commit fraud

4 – THE SCRUBBING OF AMERICA: 
How Professor Lawrence Solum Disgraced Himself To Protect Obama’s Eligibility

5 – Jeffrey Toobin Issued False Legal Statements to Anderson Cooper Regarding Vattel and the 14th Amendment.

 

We Must Risk Everything

July 17th, 2011 by

 

http://www.rense.com/general94/risk.htm

 

   By Jim Kirwan
   7-15-11

 

 

If we want to save ourselves from oblivion, then we must finally face the facts that clearly show us that we must change our behavior toward zero-tolerant governments and the world; if we want to survive to live another day.

Steel may be strong but it is inflexible and does not create the kind of internal security which enables life to survive in a world beset with risks of all kinds.

When I was a boy I shot an arrow into a clear summer sky, to watch it rise as far as I could send it. The upward arc was absolutely beautiful until it reached the zenith of its journey, where its fall began. I turned away only to suddenly hear a human-scream from several hundred yards away. It seems my arrow had landed at a point where the neck met the back of a man mowing his lawn: Fortunately the wound was not life-threatening, (it was just a target arrow ­ and not the steel-tipped razor-sharp hunting arrow I chose not to use) but the lesson I learned has lasted a lifetime. Everything that goes up must come down! And that is where we all are today-just waiting for that economic arrow to come back to earth.

 

 

There is a self-destruct device implanted in that global-economic arrow that could avert this crisis permanently, that would be for the corporations and the governments that together created all this debt should own it all and declare bankruptcy.

The debt would vanish, but so would the rest of the lives of those that created it, some would be charged and executed, others would be jailed for life and most would simply vanish into oblivion of a penniless existence: Which is why that 'solution' is not even being discussed.

There is another choice for us and that is that we must change our attitude toward the self-declared powers that be. We must bring to an immediate halt everything that is now referred to as "just-policy." These 'on-the-fly' made-up regulations that have over-ridden all our 'settled-laws' are illegal on their face and completely criminal in their practices and their affects upon the people of this world-wherever in the world those people might be living now. To do that is to literally RISK everything that we have heretofore failed to consider whenever we are confronted with the thugs that enforce the tyranny of the self-appointed owners of this nearly enslaved planet. (1)

In the article and the video I just footnoted, the core of our problems comes from the fact of the deliberate destruction of the roots of all societies. That destruction that has been going on since the West murdered 59 million of the natives that lived here, and went on to become the global-outlaw nation that we have now become. In that process all people have become little more than the Children of the Dust Wind driven from point to point in a wilderness of nothingness that can no longer support life or anything beyond the Police-State. "The economy is the crisis," and resolving it will take nerve and determination by each and every person that wants to survive this cataclysmic nightmare; which has always been the case but until now too few have understood the gravity of what we now must face!

"Entertainment' inside this phantasmagoric scenario is discussed. But like everything else 'entertainment' is supposed to be interactive between the thoughts of the individual and the entertainment offered. Entertainment today is not interactive it is focused on "OBEYING all AUTHORITY" with no exceptions. This is the sole link left that we must find, to formally and forever break with the self-appointed criminals; if we are to ever get to the confrontation that can free us all. We must no longer fear RISK; we must embrace it! The illustration shows this by having the concept of stability converted into a vertical steel I-beam that supports the ever-elusive ball of RISK, but makes no guarantees available to those who understand the relationship between RISK and STABILITY in the wider world that all of us must always share. As the video states:

"Entertainment is a vital need. It is a disintegrated society that survives by propagating an epidemic of entertainment. There is no 'clash of civilizations.' There is a clinically dead civilization kept alive by life-support machines spreading poisons through the air. 'To go on waiting is madness.' Sixty years of pacification and democratic anesthesia have dulled our perception of the real.

Every act of government is a way of not losing control. But governing is only postponing by a thousand subterfuges that moment when the crowd will hang you." This is followed on the video by actual confrontations wherein the police are beaten back from London to Rome and elsewhere . . . (1)

To grasp the totality of what is about to happen please watch this abbreviated crystallization of what's about to begin. (2)

Then watch or read what the Rage and Outrage might indicate if we do not begin to change our approach to these self-appointed owners, of most of the people on this planet. (3)

There is very little time left for any of us that were not chosen to be part of what will supposedly survive the coming collapse: Please spend some time and think about what your really think about all of this madness and then act upon what you can do to change the outcome, before it is completely beyond the control of most of us. . .

kirwanstudios@sbcglobal.net

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

Many of you may not understand that the war powers act gives the President power over EVERYTHING, how else do your think he could get away with the crap that he has?

 

I suggest everyone also demand that congress release America from the war powers act, and take back responsibility forup-holding the Constitution.

Also,

Let’s not forget their traditional modus operandi.

 

The present national preoccupation with the budget/debt scenario can

 

only mean that something big is being implemented in the shadows while

 

we are distracted.It happens every time!!!

 

A global currency?

 

A default will tank the dollar, and turn every Nation on earth against America.

 

Ever consider what a global invasion would be like?

 

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