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July 27th, 2015 by olddog
My name is James P. Harvey and I own the following two web sites, http://anationbeguiled.com and http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com
Concerning your recent statement about incarcerating American citizens who disagree with our governments political policies, I am requesting further information on your idea’s of what kind of actions would put the average political dissident in with the radicals you would incarcerate.
To wit: Would Dr. Ron Paul qualify after posting the following article on the internet? Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps? http://www.thedailybell.com/editorials/36439/Ron-Paul-Do-We-Need-to-Bring-Back-Internment-Camps/?uuid=D61DE0D0-0752-0845-33435892AAF62EB6
How about Attorney John Whitehead for posting this article? Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z
Or for that matter: What would you personally do to me after reading the articles I post on my sites?
Sir: If you believe we who are obsessed with bringing back the America we grew up with and were then willing to die for, should be incarcerated along with the ragheads who want their promised virgins, than I hope you have the balls to try and personally arrest me and I’m older than you.
If by chance, after reading the following articles by Retired Judge Anna von Reitz at http://scannedretina.com/anna-von-reitz-alaska/ you are still convinced we are a danger to America, and traitors, then I accuse you publicly of being a cowardly traitor to the principles of the Constitution, freedom in general, and the oath you took to defend America and the Constitution. Perhaps you should be incarcerated!
OR, perhaps you just need to be re-educated on the principles of freedom. You Know Something is Wrong When…..: An American Affidavit of Probable Cause By Anna von Reitz
Conversations with Judge Anna. Unraveling the 200 year tapestry of fraud
About the fraud of the 14th Amendment:
A lot of needed information is here for individual people.
- Relief Is NOT Remedy by Judge Anna von Reitz
- Public Notice – Buyer beware! More specific Details
- Questions Related to Common-Law Grand-Jury Jurisdictions
- Many politicians are just now beginning to wake up…..by Anna von Reitz
- It remains for us to revive it—the organs of our land and State based government.
- So, we need to hold a One People’s Court again…
- “Constitution” = a business contract = an equity contract = a commercial contract
- A question regarding the 13th Amendment – Judge Anna responds…
- classic disinformation – Anna Maria Wilhelmina Hanna Sophia: Riezinger-von Reitzenstein von Lettow-Vorbeck – Got it Right!
- DEFINED: The source of the fraud! From the beginning! From Anna von Reitz
- Stories from the game in which you have no idea you are playing
- UNCUT—UNCENSORED—UNEDITED! This is priceless!
- DEFINED: The source of the fraud! From the beginning
- Starting at First Base…
- Second Base — What “They” Have Done “For” You
- Third Base – The Guilty Parties By Anna von Reitz | Scanned Retina Resource
- Is it possible to go beyond treason? With link to related documents
- We give legitimacy to the impostors.
- The Real Criminals
- The Crown Temple misrepresents the Church;
- Your Offer to Contract is Hereby Rejected!
- I AM YOUR ANCHOR BABY: The Significance Of My Will – by Anna Von Reitz, Judge in Alaska
- The Role of the Trustee…Members of Congress
- The Other Americas of which few are aware!
- Alaska UCC 1 filing 2014-787015-2
- A question regarding the 13th Amendment – Judge Anna responds…
- The Real Criminals – Judge Anna Von Reitz
- Great Grand Mother Anna offers some advice – Part 01
- Great Grand Mother Anna offers some advice – Part 02 “Political Action”
- Anna addresses Cardinal George
- Anna and Karen – on FB
- Anna sez….Ernie Gets IT! How about you?
- FINAL JUDGMENT AND CIVIL ORDERS – Background – A visit with Anna
- UCC1 Financing Statement – Anna M. Riezinger
- To the adults in the room… by Judge Anna von Reitz
- The Cheapest, Most Efficient Prison of All – Your Own Mind. by Anna von Reitz
- Challenge was accepted. I was proven Wrong! In gratitude…Thank you Anna!
- James P. Harvey aka Olddog at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25th, 2015 by olddog
By J.B. Williams
America is on the final brink of collapse as freedom and liberty teeter on the brink of extinction, all for one simple reason, your silence is your consent… and the people have been far too silent for far too long. Until someone is held accountable, no one is accountable to the people for anything…
Up until now, “the people” have not been part of any viable solutions, despite pouring millions of dollars and hours of energy into things they thought might work. Too many Americans have been led to believe that elections are the only solution available to “the people” when in fact, pro-American conservatives have not won an election in 35 years, since Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980.
Many thought they were on the right track when they elected Republicans to control the U.S. purse strings in the House in 2010, only to watch Republicans continue to fund every evil agenda item forced down the people’s throats by the most impeachable administration in U.S. history.
Others were told “nullification” at the state level will solve the problem, despite the fact that both Jefferson and Madison failed in their nullification attempts over 200 years ago and state level nullification of federal overreaches has never worked even once in U.S. history since.
Still others are being sold a bill of goods regarding a false interpretation of the Article V Convention, now often referred to as “a convention of the states” and an “assembly of the states.” Truth be told, any meeting of the states with the intended purpose of “amending the federal constitution” is by definition, a “constitutional convention.”
Any such convention must be convened and run by the U.S. Congress, and the states will have no control at all over the outcome, other than their ability to refuse ratification of the can of worms they opened by requesting the convention. It makes no difference how many “constitutional scholars” tell you different. They are the same people destroying our legal system and taking all of your rights away with their “expertise.”
Then you have the new militia folks, who never studied the Civil War or the Bonus Army of 1932, or bothered to notice that “the people” have allowed the federal government to enjoy such technological advancements that will allow the Obama administration to end any uprising before you can get out of your front yard, without them even needing a pilot in the cockpit of the drone.
Meanwhile, the constitutional solution was under the people’s nose the entire time…. IMPEACH, remove from office and charge with high crimes in criminal court after removal.
The U.S. Constitution tells us all exactly what to do when we find our nation being torn to shreds by an evil occupant of the Oval Office and his cabal of evildoers….
Article II – Section IV says – “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Whenever bad actors seize the White House and act in a manner destructive of the Constitutional Republic, Article II of the U.S. Constitution says we impeach and remove the bad actors from office in protection of the Republican form of government, we are supposed to impeach and remove…
Why have “the people” been focused on anything else since January 2009? Who told them to focus on everything else?
On 11.11.11 a group of Military Veterans and true patriots stood on the Washington Mall and demanded the Restoration of our Constitutional Republic, as guaranteed every state and every American in the U.S. Constitution.
Do you think those Vets had no further idea how they might accomplish such a lofty goal at such a late date? Since that day, these people have worked together on literally countless opportunities to make a difference in the direction of our beloved nation… SEE HERE
Only after exhausting a laundry list of other real, tangible and constitutional means of moving the nation in the right direction, did these leaders came to the conclusion that only Impeachment can stop what is happening in our country today. They arrived at that conclusion in June of 2014 and released a copy of very carefully researched and crafted Articles of Impeachment in July of 2014, along with a public demand from sister division North American Law Center calling for impeachment.
The Articles failed to gain any traction in 2014, as many “patriots” claimed an election year could be lost as a result of trying to impeach, and that only after Republicans controlled both congressional chambers, should such an effort be launched.
Of course, after the 2014 elections, with Republicans in control of both chambers, those same “patriots” now suggest we should wait until after the 2016 elections… despite witnessing the reality that congress is functioning the same under Republican control as it did under Democrat control.
When will the people get in the mood to hold anyone accountable?
“The people” allowed a total fraud to seize control of the people’s White House in 2008. They allowed congress and the Supreme Court to sit silent and watch it happen. They allowed day after day, year after year, Obama regime total destruction of the Rule of Constitutional Law and our Republic. They allowed the RNC and DNC to dictate all rules of engagement, limiting “the people” to only election solutions, while both work together to control the outcome of those election before they are ever held.
The people have been vocal in their opposition, but usually preaching to the choir rather than confronting the evil directly, which comes with some risks attached.
Since January 2009, a long list of infringements, violations of law and constitutional text, the Bill of Rights and international law have accrued under what can only be described as the most criminal cabal to ever hold power in the U.S. Federal Government.
The North American Law Center (NALC) took great care to research and develop a set of Articles of Impeachmentdesigned to not just start a fight, but finish it. It is not only important to impeach, but to impeach correctly, so that conviction, removal and criminal prosecution are possible and even likely to succeed.
The simple fact is the Obama Administration is the most impeachable administration in U.S. history and nearly every American seems to be scared to death to impeach. A nation that fears its government is living in tyranny… only when that government fears its people, is there freedom and liberty.
As the NALC Articles lay out in great depth, the Obama Administration is guilty of the following High Crimes, all of which justify impeachment and some of which rise to the level of treason.
- ARTICLE I – Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud
•ARTICLE II – Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office
• ARTICLE III – Aiding and Abetting known enemies of the United States
Over the past few years, very influential Republicans like Allen West, Gen. Jerry Boykin and Sarah Palin have openly called for the impeachment of Barack Obama. On numerous occasions,Admiral Lyons has called for impeachment as well. In fact, more than 25 House Republicans have openly stated that Barack Obama is guilty of many impeachable offenses and should be impeached…
But so far, it is North American Law Center and theConstitutional Accountability Coalition that is actually doing the heavy lifting of researching and drafting proper Articles, while unifying and mobilizing thousands of “patriots” in state by state coalitions focused entirely upon advancing the NALC Articles to the House Judiciary Committee, where impeachment must begin.
According to our laws, House Republicans have only two choices, impeach (or) become guilty of crimes themselves.
There’s a talking thing and a doing thing… most people were busy talking while only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence 239 years ago. It seems not much has changed since then, except the assault on freedom is no longer coming from King George of Britain, but rather from within, Barack Hussein Obama & Co.
The country is full of talkers, and not as many doers…
Impeachment has always been the constitutional solution and now it is the only peaceful solution. Still, many Americans hope to escape personal responsibility for making impeachment happen, as they sit back, refusing to engage in that process while ridiculing those who are willing to stand up and take action.
For every doer engaged in constitutional solutions, there are thousands of American naysayers, hand wringers and teeth gnashers… with a hundred reasons why it can’t or shouldn’t be done… most of them knowing full well that there is no other viable option at this point.
Freedom is always lost at some point and always for the same reasons, complacency, ignorance and cowardice.
A few Americans will be able to look their children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them with all due honesty, that they did everything they could possibly do to prevent the collapse of the greatest nation ever known to mankind, everything within their power to educate, unify and mobilize American citizens, who were supposed to be forever vigilant in the preservation of freedom and liberty, but were just too busy or frightened to do it.
The rest, will be recorded in history as the generation that lost America, the beacon of freedom and hope for the entire world. From the Greatest Generation during WWI and WWII to the generation that lost it all in WWIII, without ever directly engaging the enemy.
Those willing to defend freedom and liberty should immediately unite with others also willing and engaged, at either North American Law Center or the Constitutional Accountability Coalition.
In the end, every America who refuses to become part of the solution, is part of the problem. Real patriots should joinPatriots Union and patriotic Veterans should join Veteran Defenders in order to lead the restoration of the Constitutional Republic and Rule of Law.
These groups have been around, doing all the right things and waiting for the Cavalry, “the people” to show up and engage. Now they are leading by example on Impeachment and praying that “the people” will soon have had enough and begin to engage before the clock ticks out on America.
Last night, CAC and NALC hosted the first Blog Talk Event in support of the NALC Articles of Impeachment, archived here. The group meets every Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM ET… the subject is Impeachment and nothing else… state by state coalition groups are growing across the country, fast, but not yet fast enough.
What are you waiting for? If not you, then who do you expect to save this nation?
If you are too busy are too scared to defend freedom and the Rule of Law, you will no longer be free… I can’t say it any plainer than that!
© 2015 JB Williams – All Rights Reserved
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JB Williams is a writer on matters of history and American politics with more than 3000 pieces published over a twenty-year span. He has a decidedly conservative reverence for the Charters of Freedom, the men and women who have paid the price of freedom and liberty for all, and action oriented real-time solutions for modern challenges. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, a researcher, writer and a business owner. He is co-founder of action organizations The United States Patriots Union, a civilian parent organization for The Veteran Defenders of America. He is also co-founder of The North American Law Center, a citizen run investigative legal research and activism organization preparing to take on American’s greatest legal battles. Williams receives mail at:email@example.com
Web site 1: www.PatriotsUnion.org
Web site 2: www.VeteranDefenders.org
July 22nd, 2015 by olddog
So, why are we still in the United Nations?
By A. Dru Kristenev — Bio and Archives
After the United States’ president orchestrated the ultimate circumvention of his country’s representative branch of government in order to assist the western world’s archenemy to gain a foothold in the nuclear fraternity, the manner in which Obama achieved his ends must be closely examined. Not only is the president’s rationale questionable, but the five co-conspirator nations must be scrutinized for their complicity in endangering their own citizens.
As much as leaders of the free world praise the arrival of a global economy and each nation’s supposed place in it, the concept of a globally accepted, or acceptable, governing body is yet anathema to the average person. It matters not if they hail from Australia or Uzbekistan, no one is particularly interested in handing over power to an absent agency that, aside from not truly owning real estate in any of the member nations, resembles an absent landlord. The United Nations has become a squalling voice complaining about injustice all the while providing the best path to establish institutional injustice.
Engineering the manner by which the UN was to be used as a surrogate for the United States Congress, Obama laid the foundation with the participation of the Senate. Whether the collusion was attained knowingly or unwittingly, only those senators who voted for the Corker Bill that sidelined their treaty ratification power know for certain. The craftiness that inspired the sly move was accomplished through bending rules of language, something in which the Obama administration has become expert. The fact that Bob Corker and the other assenting senators were sucked into believing the Iran deal (that ensured Iran’s nuclear future) was an ‘executive agreement’ is proof of either their compliance with Obama or their gullibility. Neither description being complimentary, let alone inspiring trust.
Groundwork was laid from the beginning to use the withering body of politically correct UN dupes to do an end run around not just Americans, but the citizens of the other nations at the negotiation table.
The question should then be asked, why does the United States continue to hold membership in an organization that vilifies it, the sponsor nation? A nation that bankrolls a group harboring so-called diplomats from enemy countries who are welcomed inside its borders, walk its streets freely and plot its destruction, is simply dense for continuing any association. All one need do is listen to the Iranian parliament complain that the deal’s ICBM ban isn’t tolerable as it might keep them from developing the method to deliver nuclear missiles overseas and eventually into the laps of the Great Satan… us. That is, after they’ve annihilated Israel.
If Congress has any self-respect, or plain respect for those it represents, the citizens who constituted this nation, then it’s time the Senate and House disassociated the United States from the adversarial United Nations. There is no good purpose in belonging to an organization that makes every effort to bite the hand that feeds it. How much contempt should America endure from a batch of ragtag nations that are perfectly comfortable bleeding us monetarily while threatening our very lives?
The answer should be obvious except for the self-hate that has been fostered by public re-education that rewrites history to demean our heritage.
It is past time to terminate membership in the United Nations and boot them from our shores.
Only the most stupid person, or deviant traitor would let their country and its people – economy – traditions – and every other facet of their lives be dominated by a shadow governing body. People of America please grow a set and demand the U.N. be evicted, dismantled, and disgraced. For God’s sake folks, wake the hell up and make your demands heard. Stop this stupid, idea you can’t do anything about it, because you can! “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. … Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.” Lincoln expressed that view in an 1848 speech in the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting the war with Mexico and the secession of Texas [from Mexico]. (By Paul Craig Roberts)
July 16th, 2015 by olddog
By Lee Duigon
Outrage of the week (for the time being): Oregon public schools offer sex-change “therapy” to children without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
All right, the Fox News report did make it sound kind of like the schools were rushing a lot of kids into sex-change operations. Liberals fired back by resorting to a Snopes.com refutation of the story, the gist of which was, “Move along, folks, move along—there’s nothing to worry about here,” despite the fact that, admitted by Snopes, “Services already approved for this new, covered line [covered by Medicaid, they mean] include psychotherapy, medical visits, and medications to suppress puberty in gender questioning youth.” Did you get that last bit? “Medications to suppress puberty in gender questioning youth.” Does that strike you as entirely innocuous?
Snopes is all wet on this one, and here’s why.
First, although the actual “gender reassignment” surgery is difficult and very expensive, the ideology behind it isn’t. So a doctor would have to be pretty reckless, financially, to perform such an operation on a 15-year-old without the parents’ consent, based on the extremely small likelihood that the teenager would be able to pay for it (“Honest, doc, I’ll pay you just as soon as I finish working off my college student debt”—at which time the doctor might be on the way to his 100th birthday, presuming he’s still alive).
Indoctrination is cheap, and the schools are big on indoctrination. For instance, there’s a school district in Nebraska where the teachers have been told not to call girls and boys “girls and boys” anymore, but “purple penguins,” because calling them girls and boys would be “uninclusive” of other, largely imaginary, “genders”. [Read]
Second, this “trans ed” caper is only part of a much larger agenda to rush children into sex, any and all sex, as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Parents who send their kids to public schools deny that this is being done. If they admitted it was being done, they would then have to explain why they were allowing it to be done to their children. It’s too bad these parents can’t be loaded onto a bus and forced to attend one of the “sex educators’” conventions I’ve personally covered in New Jersey. This has been going on for years.
Third, not all of the indoctrination is active. Some of it is passive. Here’s a Catholic school where the “religious director” has been fired for being in a lesbian “marriage”. [Read] Although the Roman Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is a mortal sin, this woman’s daily presence as religious director at a Catholic school gave the message that this teaching is not to be taken at all seriously. God was just kidding when he said that was a sin.
Stuff like this is bound to happen in any society ruled, top to bottom, by perverts, thieves, liars, and wackos. Lib’ral politicians, university pinheads, powerful teachers’ unions, Hollywood, and the nooze media are all solidly behind this push for child sexualization. Jerry Sandusky must feel like a real chump, sitting in jail for doing what is defended and applauded throughout the academic world.
But parents don’t want to believe that, do they? Because then they would have to explain why they send their kids to public school to be taught all this toxic foolishness.
And the American people react to it with all the vigor of algae on the surface of a pond. Hey, do whatever you want to us! Teach our children that they aren’t boys or girls, but “purple penguins” or whatever. Erase our national borders. Replace the electorate with a whole new majority consisting of illegal aliens and welfare drones who know nothing of and care nothing for American traditions. Give Bruce Jenner a Medal of Freedom for being a lost soul and having himself turned into a sham “woman.” Redefine our basic social institutions anytime you feel like it. We won’t resist. We’ll just watch TV and play video games.
What we are doing is setting up our country for a fall of Biblical proportions.
We are killing our culture, and in the not-so-long run, our culture is going to kill us back.
© 2015 Lee Duigon – All Rights Reserved
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com
I am at odds with the two subjects here as to which is the most ludicrous. For sure, exposing this kind of ideology on children is a putrid betrayal of parental trust. But the success of the frog syndrome on the parents is way beyond my ability to elucidate in acceptable language. I am almost to the point of congratulating the scumbags in our government for their participation in this travesty. After all, this could not have happened without their approval. They are masters at implementing the frog syndrome on an apathetic citizenry. These puke parents only care about their own infatuations. American values are being sodomized while the people play innocent. In my day, I would have dragged any teacher behind my truck over a gravel road for teaching this to my children. Unbeliveable!
July 14th, 2015 by olddog
By LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
The United States is not a constitutional republic. It is an oligarchy controlled by wealthy financiers who hire politicians to pass legislation beneficial to them and employ journalists to keep the citizens ignorant and compliant.
Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans believe in democracy. It is simply an ideological contest between two different forms of totalitarianism based on big government, where they represent only themselves in their pursuit of personal power and profit.
Over the last hundred years, the Democrat Party has moved farther and farther to the left, evolving from populism to Marxism and developing an operational model resembling that of the mafia. Its leaders are a gaggle of coffeehouse communists and unindicted felons, who seek the lifestyles of the rich and famous while practicing the politics of Joseph Stalin.
The Republicans are democratic only in the sense that they are willing to sell their votes to the highest bidder, where their political power and, ultimately, compensation from their rich donors increase proportionally with the expansion of government.
The federal government is now an industry competing with the private sector for revenues and resources, but, unlike the private sector, government is unconstrained by regulation and the rule of law.
The cost of public-sector pay and benefits, for example, which in many cases far exceed what comparable workers earn in the private sector, combined with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities for retired government workers, are weighing down the economy.
The fundamental problem is public-sector collective bargaining. It is appropriate in the private sector, where workers bargain with private, profit-making corporations and where market forces provide an independent check on both sides’ demands.
Yet there is an unholy alliance and a mutually beneficial relationship for money and votes between Democrats and public sector unions, which, in terms of government services, translate into higher costs, lower efficiency and, worst of all, less democracy.
Why are such illogical and dishonest policies allowed to continue? Because it is profitable.
To foster big government from which they personally benefit, the Democrats nurture a Marxist-type victim class, while the Republicans serve the affluent, both at the expense of the Middle Class, whose propensities toward liberty and accountability represent a threat to the hopelessly corrupt status quo that the two major parties and the media endeavor so vigorously to protect.
Ergo, the War on the Middle Class, now pursued by both Democrats and Republicans, albeit for different reasons.
As a consequence and, not surprisingly, today the main the activity of the federal government is lying. Barack Obama lied to get elected, lied to enact his policies and lied when those policies failed. In response, the Republicans added cowardice to their own set of lies.
As George Orwell noted: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
That is why the political establishment and the media find Donald Trump so frightening; the danger that the truth might be spoken.
There is, however, a greater peril – when blatant and outrageous lies are no longer sufficient to soothe the electorate into complacency, such a government must begin to curtail liberty and oppress the people in order to sustain itself, an approach with which both Democrats and Republicans find agreement.
The United States is on the cusp of a second civil war, one to determine who should control the federal government. It is not a contest between the Democrats and Republicans or liberals and conservatives, but a battle between the entrenched power and tyranny of the bipartisan political-media establishment versus the rights and liberties of the American people.
Only the truth will set us free.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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July 13th, 2015 by olddog
By Dr. Kelley
The 21st Century Cures Act is going through the U.S. Congress right now, and it will likely pass into law unless some opposition materializes (it passed through the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee with a vote of 51 to 0). The Act is a give-away to the pharmaceutical industry, removing many of the safety mechanisms in place that are supposed to keep the public protected from unsafe drugs and medical devices.
The 21st Century Cures Act allows drugs to be rushed to the market, removes phase 3 testing as a requirement for drug approval, bases drug approval on biomarkers rather than actual health outcomes, and encourages the production of new antibiotics at a time when microbiome destruction is increasingly being linked to chronic diseases.
Rushing Drugs to Market
With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, drugs will be rushed to market with little testing required. A New York Times piece, “Don’t Weaken the F.D.A.’s Drug Approval Process” notes that the 21st Century Cures Act “could substantially lower the standards for approval of many medical products, potentially placing patients at unnecessary risk of injury or death.” The Act weakens an already weak regulatory process that is currently doing a poor job of protecting the public from adverse reactions to drugs and medical devices. (In the currently weak system, preventable medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and, “between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death.” source)
The End of Evidence Based Medicine
Modern medicine is supposed to be “evidence based medicine” backed up by replicable, placebo controlled scientific experiments that show that a drug or medical device effectively treats the disease or symptom that it is purported to treat. This standard of evidence will no longer exist if the 21st Century Cures Act passes into law. The Act will allow drug approval to be based on biomarkers and surrogate measures rather than health outcomes. This has been disastrous in the past and it will be even more disastrous in the future. For example, we’re now seeing that statins do well at reducing cholesterol, but despite improving that biomarker, they don’t improve health outcomes for large portions of the population (notably, the female portion of the population).
A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article, “The 21st Century Cures Act — Will It Take Us Back in Time?” notes that:
But though a drug’s effect on a biomarker can make approval quicker and less costly, especially if the comparator is placebo, it may not always predict the drug’s capacity to improve patient outcomes. Bevacizumab (Avastin) delayed tumor progression in advanced breast cancer but was shown not to benefit patients. Similarly, rosiglitazone (Avandia) lowered glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with diabetes even as it increased their risk of myocardial infarction. In 2013, patients began to receive a new drug for tuberculosis approved on the basis of a randomized trial relying on a surrogate measure of bacterial counts in the sputum — even though patients given the drug in that trial had a death rate four times that in the comparison group, mostly from tuberculosis.
Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), one of the co-sponsors of the 21st Century Cures Act, bragged on Twitter that, “In 120yrs we have gone from #snakeoil to mapping the #humangenome. W/your help #Cures2015 is ready to take us further.” But if pharmaceuticals are no longer required to have evidence that they improve health outcomes, how are they any better than snake oils? One only needs to look as far as the recent history of psychiatry to see that the line between snake oils and “evidence based medicine” is already woefully thin. Removing regulatory and procedural requirements from the drug approval process, via the 21st Century Cures Act, will just encourage the production of more dangerous pharmaceuticals that are no better or safer than snake oil.
Diminishing requirements for evidence of efficacy is bad for the medical system too. Basing medicine on scientific inquiry and actual evidence of efficacy is a bedrock of medicine, and without it the medical system will lose credibility.
The Loss of Informed Consent
The 21st Century Cures Act will diminish another bedrock of modern medicine – informed consent. The NEJM article notes that:
“Informed consent by patients in drug trials has traditionally been sacrosanct, with exceptions made only when consent is impossible to obtain or contrary to a patient’s best interests. But another clause in the proposed law adds a new kind of exception: studies in which ‘the proposed clinical testing poses no more than minimal risk’ — a major departure from current human subject protections. It is not clear who gets to determine whether a given trial of a new drug poses ‘minimal risk.’”
Informed consent is crucial not only for the credibility of modern medicine, it is crucial for liberty.
Dangerous New Antibiotics
One of the least controversial, but in reality most dangerous, parts of the 21st Century Cures Act is its encouragement of new antibiotics. Before I go into why this part of the Act is dangerous, let me acknowledge that bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a huge problem, and antibiotic resistant infections are causing many deaths. Without being able to keep pathogenic bacteria in check, many medical procedures will be impossible, and many lives will be lost. But we got into the predicament of bacteria being resistant to antibiotics by over-using antibiotics in both agriculture and medicine, and to encourage increased use of antibiotics will only perpetuate the problem. The solution to antibiotic resistance is prudent use of available antibiotics and finding sustainable ways to reduce harm caused by pathogenic bacteria (perhaps by using healthy bacteria to keep the unhealthy bacteria in check), not doubling down on the “kill all bacteria” tactic that led us to the problem of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections in the first place. Bacteria will continue to adapt in us and around us, and increasing the intensity of the war between us and bacteria is beyond foolish. We will lose any war that we wage against bacteria because we need bacteria – they are not separate from us – and they play a larger role in human health than we can currently imagine.
A healthy and balanced microbiome (“the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space”) is crucial for all areas of health, and a disturbed microbiome has been linked to all of the diseases of modernity, including mental health disorders, neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease, mysterious diseases like fibromyalgia, autism, etc. And while there is acknowledgement of the role that a healthy microbiome plays in these diseases, researchers and journalists alike have been loath to acknowledge the role antibiotics have played in contributing to these diseases of modernity. No one wants to be anti-antibiotic. Everyone knows that antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but that doesn’t mean they are without consequences. And the good that penicillin has done doesn’t mean that all antibiotics are equally safe or effective. I can make a pretty thorough argument that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, like Cipro/ciprofloxacin and Levaquin/levofloxacin, drugs that work by “inhibition of the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV (both Type II topoisomerases), which are required for bacterial DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination,” are at least partially responsible for many of the diseases of modernity (more information can be found HERE, HERE and HERE). Fluoroquinolone antibiotics do not have the same safety profile as amoxicillin, and to assume that they do because both are categorized as antibiotics, is foolish on multiple levels.
The 21st Century Cures Act will encourage the production of new antibiotics, regardless of their safety profile or mechanism of action. Doctors Avorn and Kesselhem note in the NEJM that:
The proposed legislation would make immediate changes with respect to new antibiotics and antifungals by enabling their approval without conventional clinical trials, if needed to treat a “serious or life-threatening infection” in patients with an “unmet medical need.” In place of proof that the antimicrobial actually decreases morbidity or mortality, the FDA would be empowered to accept nontraditional efficacy measures drawn from small studies as well as “preclinical, pharmacologic, or pathophysiologic evidence; nonclinical susceptibility and pharmacokinetic data, data from phase 2 clinical trials; and such other confirmatory evidence as the secretary [of health and human services] determines appropriate to approve the drug.” Antimicrobials approved in this manner would carry disclaimers on their labeling, but there is no evidence that such a precaution would restrict prescribing to only the most appropriate patients. If passed in its current form, the bill would also provide hospitals with a financial bonus for administering costly new but unproven antibiotics, which could encourage their more widespread use. The bill gives the secretary of health and human services the authority to expand this nontraditional approval pathway to other drug categories as well, if “the public health would benefit from expansion.”
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin, some of the most popular antibiotics on the market, cause a chronic illness known as fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome or, colloquially, “floxing,” that includes damage to connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, etc.) throughout the body, damage to the nervous systems (central, peripheral, and autonomic), and more. Rather than putting mechanisms in place that help victims of iatrogenic antibiotic poisoning, or to prevent their pain and suffering in the first place, the 21st Century Cures Act opens the door for more damaging antibiotics to flood the market.
The Ever-Increasing Power of the Pharmaceutical Industry
The current medical system lacks the mechanisms required to protect consumers from the dangers of pharmaceuticals. The FDA is failing to protect people from dangerous drugs, the justice system is failing to compensate people for harm done by dangerous drugs, doctors, pharmacists and even research scientists are so indoctrinated in the “there’s a pill for that” culture that they fail to question it, and the drug-consuming public ends up poisoned and sick because no one is keeping the pharmaceutical companies in check. All powerful entities need checks and balances, the pharmaceutical industry is no exception. The 21st Century Cures Act gives the too-powerful pharmaceutical industry even more power, power that will undoubtedly be abused.
Pros and Cons
There are a couple good elements to the 21st Century Cures Act. It increases the NIH budget, which some can argue is an improvement. It also focuses on finding pharmaceutical solutions to rare diseases, which many people with rare diseases will find to be cause for hope.
I fear though, that people with rare diseases will be turned into guinea pigs because the pharmaceutical companies seeking cures for their rare diseases will have no limits put on what they can do to the people suffering from them. I also find it objectionable that there is no mention in the Act of investigating the causes of “rare” diseases or “rare” adverse drug reactions.
The potential harm that can be brought on by the 21st Century Cures Act far outweighs its potential benefits, and I encourage all Americans reading this to contact your Congressional Representatives to voice your concerns about this bill.
Human Health is Too Important to Leave to Congress
The human body is amazingly, beautifully, mind-bogglingly complex and intricate. New discoveries about our biology are being made every day. For example, it was recently discovered that the brain has a lymphatic system, a discovery that may have huge implications for human health. Additionally, the burgeoning fields of epigenetics and microbiome research have far more questions than answers within them, and exciting discoveries are being made within those fields every day. Though there are undoubtedly brilliant scientists working in the biological sciences, even they are far from knowing “enough” about unforeseen consequences of messing with a biological system (through use of a drug) that connects to all other biological systems. Any doctor or scientist who is worth his/her title realizes how little anyone knows about the complex workings of the human body, is aware that medicine is constantly changing as new discoveries are made, and has humility about the consequences of what he/she doesn’t yet know.
If scientists can’t possibly know “enough” about human biology to produce pharmaceuticals that are exact and without side-effects (aka collateral damage), the shills and corporate-whores in Congress certainly don’t know “enough” about human health to legislate major changes that affect how medicine is implemented. They have that power though, and the 21st Century Cures Act is a consequential piece of legislation that is going to have major effects on the entire medical system if it is signed into law. Most of those effects are negative.
The 21st Century Cures Act diminishes the rocks on which modern medicine are based – informed consent, individual body autonomy, the Hippocratic Oath, and basing medicine on scientific evidence. The people of America, and the world, need to fight to keep those bedrocks in place. If all medical decisions, and all medical legislation, were made with informed consent, individual body autonomy, the Hippocratic Oath, and scientific evidence in mind, the world would be a much better place. Don’t assume for a second that current medical and legislative decisions are being made with those basic principles in mind. They are constantly being eroded. Diligently protect them to the best of your ability – and call your Representatives.
Written by Lisa Bloomquist and published by Collective Evolution, July 1, 2015.
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July 11th, 2015 by olddog
By Joshua Krause
Seattle sure is turning into a real progressive utopia isn’t it? Between enacting a $15 minimum wage and letting little girls receive birth control without their parent’s consent, they seem to be selling themselves to the progressive agenda, lock, stock and barrel. Of course, it won’t end with those measures. It never does. Recently, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess proposed a piece of legislation that would tax gun and ammunition sales, and force gun owners to report any firearm that is lost or stolen.
As egregious as this measure sounds, ordinarily it wouldn’t be out of place. After all, governments routinely tax all manner of products and services, and force their onerous regulations on just about everyone. What sets this measure apart from most bills though, is the reason why they’re doing it. “Gun violence is very expensive,” Burgess said, noting that the direct medical costs of treating 253 gunshot victims at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center last year surpassed $17 million, with taxpayers covering more than $12 million of that. “It’s time for the gun industry to help defray those costs and this is a very reasonable way to do it.” The tax, imposed on gun sellers, would be $25 on each firearm sold in the city and five cents on each round of ammunition. Sales of antique firearms and some other sales could see relief from the tax while individuals selling no more than one gun per quarter would be exempted.
Not reporting a lost or stolen gun to police would be enforced as a civil infraction carrying a fine of up to $500. Zach Silk, campaign manager with the Washington Alliance for Gun Safety, hailed the proposals. “We often attach taxes to things that cause harm to our communities and we know that guns are causing harm,” he said. So let me get this straight. Burgess wants to tax violence, am I right? Does that make any sense? Even it weren’t an utterly nonsensical thing to do, does it make sense to tax honest gun owners for the activities of criminals? (I know he says that this is a tax on gun dealers, but obviously the costs will be passed on to their customers). Think about it. There were over 16 million gun applications in 2012. That means at least several million Americans buy a firearm every year. However, there were only 16,121 homicide deaths in 2013, of which 11,208 involved a firearm. Seattle is apparently responsible for a couple hundred of those, but its safe to say that just like everywhere else in this country, the vast majority of firearms that are bought and sold are never used to inflict any kind of physical harm.
So, basically, they’re forcing honest, law-abiding gun owners to pay the damages inflicted by criminals, and they’re going to fine people who’ve had their property stolen. Typical progressives. Make everyone collectively pay for the mistakes and malice of the few. Whatever happened to just punishing criminals? Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.
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It is, and always has been the policy of governments, to charge the people for everything they want and need to do. So why be surprised at this idiotic law? Our real problem in America is the lack of backbone in the people who consistently bend over and take it up the ole wazoo, and smile in the process, thinking this is going to make it unaffordable to have and use a gun. Along with the whackos who want other things up their wazoo, and a marriage license to support it, I don’t believe America has a snowballs chance in hell of ever enjoying the freedom we were promised a little over two hundred years ago. All it takes for governments to become tyrannical is for the people to bend over and take it, instead of standing up and demanding their GOD GIVEN rights. In short, Seattle should refuse to pay the tax. When the bones heads in the tax department see the drop in sales tax revenue, they just might understand the loss of income is not worth the trouble. Remember this always! They can’t do squat without money to waste. Think of ways to get what you need or want without making a recorded sale!
July 9th, 2015 by olddog
By Dave Kranzler
When a thoroughly corrupt government wants to try and hide something from the public, they exert an all-out effort to misdirect and cover-up. The financial markets are no different. It’s been obvious to anyone with one good eye and one brain cell that the puppet-masters behind the Wall Street/DC “curtain” have been propping up the Dow/S&P 500 and exerting forceful downward pressure on the price of gold and silver. Why gold and silver? Because gold and silver, for 5,000 years, have been the world’s “alarm system” alerting everyone when something is terribly wrong.
I remember vividly 2008. Many of you were not involved in the precious metals markets. Inexplicably, the manipulators smashed gold and silver down from their bull market highs in March 2008 very quickly. Silver was smashed down to $8 after hitting $21 in March. I remember staring at the futures screen wondering what would stop JPM from taking silver down to zero?
Shortly thereafter AIG and Goldman de facto collapsed and the rest is history, including the fact that former Goldman CEO, Hank Paulson, was “coincidentally” sitting in as Secretary of the Treasury and “coincidentally” came up with a plan for the taxpayers to bail out Goldman Sachs. Paulson, after all, was still sitting on about a quarter of a billion dollars worth of warrants on Goldman stock. This, after he was allowed to sell his GS stock worth $100s of millions on a tax-free basis. Just a little “benefit” the elitists bestow upon themselves when their brethren appoint them to a Government post.
Here’s a graph that shows the similarities between what happened to gold in a short period of time in 2008 and what has happened since peaking at $1900 in 2011:
It’s pretty easy to see the similar trading pattern with gold in 2008 compared to the period the summer of 2011 through the fall of 2012. The only difference is that there was a massive rise in the use of OTC precious metals derivatives that began a couple years ago which has enabled the Fed/Treasury/banks to keep a tight lid on the price of gold and silver and has enabled the criminals running this country to promote a “narrative” of economic recovery. It’s been nothing but one big lie.
Here’s what happened today with gold and silver:
How is it that day after day gold and silver get smashed when the NY Comex floor trading opens? Does it seem odd that, nearly everyday for the last 4+ years, that at 8:20 a.m. EST all of a sudden the world decides to unload paper gold and silver positions?
How is it at all possible that the price of gold and silver are collapsing like this when China has imported a record amount of gold in the first half of 2015? China and India combined are importing more gold than is being produced on a daily basis. India is importing by far a record amount of physical silver. These countries require the physical delivery of the metal they buy. It’s not good enough for the bullion banks to offer free vault storage in London or NYC. The misrepresentation of the true, intrinsic price of gold and silver by the NY and London paper markets is perhaps the greatest fraud in history.
The criminality operating in the U.S. financial markets has become all-pervasive. The markets just ooze with unfettered theft and wealth confiscation. The Government doesn’t just “look the other way.” The Government is the criminal cartel. Just look at where all the key appointees in a position to enforce the Rule of Law come from. The Treasury, Justice Department, the SEC – they all come from Wall Street firms or the law firms that make $100’s of millions defending Wall Street firms. It’s the American version of the Sicilian Mafia running our system!
It’s obvious what is happening to anyone who cares to look at the truth. This is the end of the end-game. Perhaps Greece has triggered it but it’s irrelevant. The entire world is over-bloated with catastrophically unpayable amounts of debt. The IMF has told us that Greece can’t possibly repay its debts. Huh? Does the IMF really think the United States can repay its debt load? Greece has $350 billion of sovereign-issued debt. The United States has over $18 trillion in “on-balance-sheet” sovereign-issued debt. It has at least $200 trillion of contingent sovereign-issued liabilities.
The only difference between Greece and the United States is that the United States can unilaterally print its own money. Literally in unlimited amounts. Ben Bernanke stated that fact in 2002: “But the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost.” LINK
The system is collapsing. It has been collapsing. I believe it’s quite possible that we are seeing the final stages of the end game. China’s stock market is down 30% since early June. The prices of oil and copper are crashing. As I wrote yesterday, oil and copper are the quintessential beacons of relative economic activity. If their prices are crashing, so is economic activity.
After trading in positive territory overnight, the S&P 500 suddenly plunged shortly before the NYSE opened:
China suspended trading in its stock market last night. But how is this any different from key HFT ECN’s “breaking” when the market is about to go off a cliff? As Zerohedge always tauntingly reports, the market “breaks:
” Broken Market Ignites Momentum
Coincidentally, the market never seems to “break” when it‘s spiking inexorably higher on some fictitiously prepared “good” economic report. Let’s see if the market “breaks” today in order to stop that waterfall plunge at the open.
Of course, if it doesn’t, are you prepared for the devastating consequences of a collapse?
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Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices?
Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler
We have explained on a number of occasions how the Federal Reserves’ agents, the bullion banks (principally JPMorganChase, HSBC, and Scotia) sell uncovered shorts (“naked shorts”) on the Comex (gold futures market) in order to drive down an otherwise rising price of gold. By dumping so many uncovered short contracts into the futures market, an artificial increase in “paper gold” is created, and this increase in supply drives down the price.
This manipulation works because the hedge funds, the main purchasers of the short contracts, do not intend to take delivery of the gold represented by the contracts, settling instead in cash. This means that the banks who sold the uncovered contracts are never at risk from their inability to cover contracts in gold. At any given time, the amount of gold represented by the paper gold contracts (“open interest’) can exceed the actual amount of physical gold available for delivery, a situation that does not occur in other futures markets.
In other words, the gold and silver futures markets are not a place where people buy and sell gold and silver. These markets are places where people speculate on price direction and where hedge funds use gold futures to hedge other bets according to the various mathematical formulas that they use. The fact that bullion prices are determined in this paper, speculative market, and not in real physical markets where people sell and acquire physical bullion, is the reason the bullion banks can drive down the price of gold and silver even though the demand for the physical metal is rising.
For example last Tuesday the US Mint announced that it was sold out of the American Eagle one ounce silver coin. It is a contradiction of the law of supply and demand that demand is high, supply is low, and the price is falling. Such an economic anomaly can only be explained by manipulation of prices in a market where supply can be created by printing paper contracts.
Obviously fraud and price manipulation is at work, but no heads roll. The Federal Reserve and US Treasury support this fraud and manipulation, because the suppression of precious metal prices protects the value and status of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency and prevents gold and silver from fulfilling their role as the transmission mechanism that warns of developing financial and economic troubles. The suppression of the rising gold price suppresses the warning signal and permits the continuation of financial market bubbles and Washington’s ability to impose sanctions on other world powers that are disadvantaged by not being a reserve currency.
It has come to our attention that over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives also play a role in price suppression and simultaneously serve to provide long positions for the bullion banks that disguise their manipulation of prices in the futures market.
OTC derivatives are privately structured contracts created by the secretive large banks. They are a paper, or derivative, form of an underlying financial instrument or commodity. Little is known about them. Brooksley Born, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Corporation (CFTC) during the Clinton regime said, correctly, that the derivatives needed to be regulated. However, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary and Deputy Secretary Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Arthur Levitt, all de facto agents of the big banks, convinced Congress to prevent the CFTC from regulating OTC derivatives.
The absence of regulation means that information is not available that would indicate the purposes for which the banks use these derivatives. When JPMorgan was investigated for its short silver position on Comex, the bank convinced the CFTC that its short position on Comex was a hedge against a long position via OTC derivatives. In other words, JPMorgan used its OTC derivatives to shield its attack on the silver price in the futures market.
During 2015 the attack on bullion prices has intensified, driving the prices lower than they have been for years. During the first quarter of this year there was a huge upward spike in the quantity of precious metal derivatives.
If these were long positions hedging the banks’ Comex shorts, why did the price of gold and silver decline?
More evidence of manipulation comes from the continuing fall in the prices of gold and silver as set in paper future markets, although demand for the physical metals continues to rise even to the point that the US Mint has run out of silver coins to sell. Uncertainties arising from the Greek No vote increase systemic uncertainty. The normal response would be rising, not falling, bullion prices.
The circumstantial evidence is that the unregulated OTC derivatives in gold and silver are not really hedges to short positions in Comex but are themselves structured as an additional attack on precious metal prices.
If this supposition is correct, it indicates that seven years of bailing out the big banks that control the Federal Reserve and US Treasury at the expense of the US economy has threatened the US dollar to the extent that the dollar must be protected at all cost, including US regulatory tolerance of illegal activity to suppress gold and silver prices.
Financial Intelligence Report: No Way!
Contributing Editor: Bob RinearI
I know it is “All Greece, all the time” but I need to go off on something else right now, because along with all the other things that bothers me, this rates at the top of some of my lists. I want to present an article by The Intercept that sums up the bulk of the issue.
After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.
The move completes one of the more troubling trips through the revolving door for a cabinet secretary. Holder worked at Covington from 2001 right up to being sworn in as attorney general in February 2009. And Covington literally kept an office empty for him, awaiting his return.
The Covington & Burling client list has included four of the largest banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Lobbying records show that Wells Fargo is still a client of Covington. Covington recently represented Citigroup over a civil lawsuit relating to the bank’s role in Libor manipulation.
Covington was also deeply involved with a company known as MERS, which was later responsible for falsifying mortgage documents on an industrial scale. “Court records show that Covington, in the late 1990s, provided legal opinion letters needed to create MERS on behalf of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and several other large banks,” according to an investigation by Reuters.
The Department of Justice under Holder not only failed to pursue criminal prosecutions of the banks responsible for the mortgage meltdown, but in fact de-prioritized investigations of mortgage fraud, making it the “lowest-ranked criminal threat,” according to an inspector general report.
For insiders, the Holder decision to return to Covington was never a mystery. Timothy Hester, the chairman of Covington, told the National Law Journal that Holder’s return to the firm had been “a project” of his ever since Holder left to the join the administration in 2009. When the firm moved to a new building last year, it kept an 11th-story corner office reserved for Holder.
Holder’s critics charge that he made a career out of institutionalizing “Too Big to Prosecute” rules within the department. In 1999, as a deputy attorney general, Holder authored a memo arguing that officials should consider the “collateral consequences” when prosecuting corporate crimes. In 2012, Holder’s enforcement chief, Lanny Breuer, admitted during a speech to the New York City Bar Association that the department may go easy on certain corporate criminals if they believe prosecutions may disrupt financial markets or cause layoffs. “In some cases, the health of an industry or the markets is a real factor,” Breuer said.
Rather than face accountability for their failures, the incentive structure of modern Washington is designed to reward both men. Breuer left the department in 2013 to rejoin Covington. Holder is set to become among the highest-earning partners at the firm, with compensation in the seven or eight figures.
Okay, now the fact of the matter is that virtually every high ranking official ends up in a plush office job in some big corporation. That’s not news at all. But what truly drives me out of my head is this guy Holder, who didn’t make ONE, not ONE banker walk the plank for blowing up the financial system, heads right back to the Very bankers he protected and what does the Media have to say about it? NOT A WORD.
Now wait, because it gets better. (or worse, depending on your particular mood). Take a look at this line– The Covington & Burling client list has included four of the largest banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Well, isn’t that interesting? JP Morgan and Citi have both been blatant manipulators of the precious metals markets; called out about it many times and not a word gets spoken.
Well I’ll “spoke” it. Holder is a criminal. He aided and abetted criminal activity while in office, and he’s going back to a law firm that has had criminal bankers as clients. Let’s talk JPM for a minute. Ted Butler has repeatedly sent proof to JPM and regulators about their holding illegal amounts of paper sales of silver. He’s never heard a peep in response. If Ted was wrong, wouldn’t they at least slap a slander suit on him? You bet they would.
Zero-hedge has put out some good work about Citi and JPM recently. In fact, based on the OCC’s derivative update, JPM had literally cornered the commodity derivatives complex, when from “just” $226 billion in total Commodity exposure, JPM’s notional soared by 1,690% in one quarter to $4 trillion, or about 96% of total. How on earth can that be legal?
But this is even more interesting to me…Citi’s “precious metals” derivative book, saw a 1260% increase in Precious Metals derivative holdings in the past quarter, from just $3.9 billion to $53 billion!
Now add that up, with the savaging that gold and silver have been going through recently and what do you come away with? It is obvious that these two outfits are responsible for the utter insanity that is indeed the silver market especially. Right now it costs about 21 dollars an ounce to mine and refine silver. Yet on Tuesday morning they beat silver down by over 5% in one session, down to 14 bucks an ounce. In a free market, with no manipulation, could that even be possible??
ABSOLUTELY not. There is NO doubt what so ever that both of these situations are in direct response to the mess that is indeed Greece and the fears of a contagion spreading through the euro-zone. They simply do NOT want people trading paper dollars for gold and silver, or any true tangible commodity and they took over the market to make sure no one does.
Read that again so you truly understand the scope of the fraud and illegality of what we’re witness to. Citi and JPM together hold 90% of all commodity and precious metals derivatives, in the very quarter that Greece was about to stir up major fears of the Euro-zone imploding. So to keep anyone from trading out of Euro’s, or doing electronic swaps of Euro’s into gold or silver or copper holdings, they beat the snot out of all of it. You will indeed KEEP your worthless paper money, and they are making sure of it.
And Holder is going right back to the very outfit that worked with these criminals. How utterly fitting! A criminal, going back to serve criminals. It makes me sick.
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July 8th, 2015 by olddog
By Daymond Duck
In Nov. 2010, Pres. Obama travelled to Mumbai, India where he said, “There is going to be a tug-of-war within the U.S. between those who see globalization (world government) as a threat and those who accept that we live in an open integrated (merged) world.” These words indicate that world government is coming to the U.S. and it will cause problems.
On July 22, 2014, at a DNC fund raiser in Seattle, Pres. Obama was talking about the state of the world when he said, “Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people.”
Put another way, Pres. Obama was saying he believes our sovereign government is outdated and holding back his agenda, but the world is not quite ready for the new world order (world government) that will be based on a different set of laws (world laws) and the idea that everyone is equal (citizens of the world not citizens of a nation) and a one-world economic system (wealth redistribution).
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an eleven-nation secret international document that is being written like a treaty, but it is being called a trade agreement. Leaked reports say the TPP has 29 chapters but only 5 are about trade.
The other 24 chapters are about the environment, global immigration, global wealth redistribution, global education (Common Core), human rights (children’s rights; gay rights, same-sex marriage), gun control, healthcare, women’s reproductive rights (abortion), sustainable development (Agenda 21, the Earth Charter) and other global goals.
Critics say the TPP destroys the U.S. Constitution; the U.S. will never be able to go back to the Constitution again. It speeds up the development of the North American Union providing a framework for world government and speeds that up. It provides a framework for a new world economic system; it establishes laws and courts that will dictate to nations (including the U.S.) the laws that they must pass; it changes immigration laws (erases borders in many nations) and places everyone under the control of a ruling elite that ordinary citizens cannot vote for, remove or replace.
Even worse, the House Ways and Means Committee called it a “Living Agreement.” This means in the future the ruling elite can change anything they want to change and all of the agreeing nations will be bound by those changes.
That is like giving someone an unending supply of signed blank checks that they can fill in for any amount they want at anytime they want and the one who signed them has to make them good. Suppose the ruling elite pass a law that everyone has to take a “mark” to buy and sell. Every country will have to change their laws to force people to comply.
The TPA is a second bill that gives the Pres. fast-track authority to negotiate and sign the TPP and at least two other trade agreements (the Trade in Services Agreement or TiSA and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP). U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions said these agreements encompass “three-fourths of the world economy and up to ninety percent of the world economy when including countries whose membership is being courted.”
These agreements require every nation that signs them to have the same laws. Up to ninety percent of the world’s economy will be required to have the same laws. They also allow a controlling economic council to write and impose new binding laws on every nation covered by the agreements. (Could this be the 10 kings?)
Let’s consider some of these things. There is a reason why Pres. Obama wanted to keep them secret and the Republican leadership helped him do it.
Pres. Obama is a committed globalist who has insisted that aspects of the globalist agenda be included in the TPP. The globalist agenda includes deciding who writes the laws and what laws are passed; control over all private property; authority over how all land and resources can be used; the right to decide where all buildings can and cannot be built, and where all roads and utilities can and cannot be built.
The TPP includes the right to tell people where they can and cannot live and work; the authority to protect fish, seals, trees, wetlands; and the authority to stop all kinds of land and water pollution, etc. Globalists want to reduce the world’s population; redefine marriage; tell parents how many children they can have; tell couples how they can and cannot discipline their children, keep abortion legal and legalize euthanasia.
Globalists want to establish a government-approved religion, determine which religious beliefs are acceptable, replace the Ten Commandments with the Earth Charter and remove every mention of God from society. Globalists want militaries to deliver food, clean up after natural disasters and control militant citizens instead of fighting wars. They also want to erase all borders and do away with all national flags and monuments.
These Globalist desires are the kinds of things that people can expect to find in the 24 non-trade chapters of the TPA and in the already-planned other three agreements. Control is being given to globalists to write anything they want. The laws they write will be binding on every nation and nothing can be done to stop them. People wish that Obamacare had never been written and it is almost certain that they are going to wish that the TPA had never been written.
The TPP can only be stopped by a two-thirds vote in the Senate before Pres. Obama signs it in late summer or early fall, but many say there is no chance that the Senate will vote it down. In that case, it is just a matter of time until the ten regions of the prophesied one-world government and one-world religion are established.
One final thing: U.S. citizens can go to www.govtrack.us and click on “voting records” to see how their senators and representatives have voted so far. Many have betrayed their constituents for campaign contributions and back-room deals.
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If you continue to believe our leaders will turn things around and we will all live long and happy lives, it’s very likely you would also buy a bag of turds with your last dollar instead of a hot-dog.
July 6th, 2015 by olddog
By Michael Patrick Leahy
A new Rasmussen Poll indicates that a growing number of Americans want state governments to tell the Supreme Court to get out of the business of rewriting laws and telling American citizens how to live their lives.
In a new poll, Rasmussen reported the percentage of Americans who want states to tell the Supreme Court it does not have the power to rewrite the Affordable Care Act or force sovereign states to authorize gay marriages has increased from 24 percent to 33 percent after last week’s Constitution-defying decisions by the court.
A closer look at the poll results indicates that popular sentiment for state defiance of the federal government extends beyond just the Supreme Court’s latest decisions.
“Only 20% [of likely voters] now consider the federal government a protector of individual liberty,” the Rasmussen Poll finds. “Sixty percent (60 %) see the government as a threat to individual liberty instead,” it adds.
“Take this regulation and shove it,” and “take this grant and shove it,” are two additional battle cries which appear to resonate with a growing popular sentiment, especially in “flyover country,” those 38 states outside the dozen in which President Obama won more than 56.2 percent of the vote in 2012.
(In descending order of support for Obama, those twelve states are: Hawaii, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, and Maine. Arguably, three additional states where President Obama won between 54 percent and 56.2 percent of the vote in 2012 could be added to this list: Washington, Oregon, and Michigan.)
One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two Americas—one where the principles of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty are still revered, the other where STATISM and the trampling of individual rights are on the rise.
The Tea Party movement arose in 2009 to restore those principles of constitutionally-limited government. But despite electoral victories that placed Republicans in control of the House of Representatives in 2010, and the Senate in 2014, it is undeniable that the Republican establishment those elections empowered is instead aligned with the forces of statism.
The majority of the members of the Supreme Court itself are also clearly part of the “elitist” camp of anti-constitutionalists. As Breitbart’s Thomas Williams noted, and Justice Scalia himself pointed out in his scathing dissent in the gay marriage decision, not a single member of the nine member court is of the Protestant faith. Not a single member has graduated from a law school other than Harvard, Yale, or Columbia. Nor has a single member done anything other than practice some version of corporate law with “big law” firms, sit on a federal court, work for the federal government, or work in left-wing academia.
With the entire apparatus of the federal government now aligned against constitutionally limited government, some traditionalists have given themselves over to despair and defeatism. That negative view, however, fails to understand the solution provided to usurpations of power by the central government found within the Constitution itself, with origins in the Declaration of Independence, whose signing on July 4, 1776 we celebrate today.
As Rasmussen Reports noted, “The Declaration of Independence, the foundational document that Americans honor on the Fourth of July, says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but just 25% believe that to be true of the federal government today.”
Even more significantly, however, the recent Supreme Court decisions are a complete rejection of the concepts of state sovereignty articulated in the 10th amendment, the last element of the Bill of Rights, the promise of whose passage by the First Congress was key to the ratification of the Constitution.
The 10th amendment, ratified along with the other nine amendments of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791, reads as follows:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The concept of popular resistance to the unconstitutional encroachment of the federal government on the rights of individuals and states has been gaining momentum over the past several years.
Conservative radio host Mark Levin, for instance, has advocated on behalf of an Article V Convention of the States to propose new amendments to the Constitution for ratification by the states that would limit federal powers.
Conservative author and intellectual leader Charles Murray has also advocated for a type of civil disobedience to resist unlawful federal regulations through the use of well funded legal challenges to the most egregious of those regulations.
Both concepts have merit, but ultimately lack the power and effective counter-attack available through the simple mechanism offered by the 10th amendment—widespread resistance to federal overreaches by the state governments themselves.
Bolder, constitutionally based resistance at the state level, is a practical and viable remedy, one that already has broad popular support among conservatives.
As Rasmussen Reports noted:
[T]he voters who feel strongest about overriding the federal courts – Republicans and conservatives – are those who traditionally have been the most supportive of the Constitution and separation of powers. During the Obama years, however, these voters have become increasingly suspicious and even hostile toward the federal government.
Fifty percent (50%) of GOP voters now believe states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings, compared to just 22% of Democrats and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Interestingly, this represents a noticeable rise in support among all three groups.
Fifty percent (50%) of conservative voters share this view, but just 27% of moderates and 15% of liberals agree.
Widespread resistance at the state level, however, will require two elements: strong governors and strong state legislatures willing to vigorously assert their 10th amendment rights.
At the local level, we’ve already seen the first indications that a movement may be afoot. In Tennessee, for example, the entire Decatur County Clerk’s Office resigned rather than enforce the recent gay marriage decision announced by the Supreme Court.
Isolated pockets of resistance are springing up around the country.
And yet, even among “The Great 38 States”—flyover country where President Obama either lost or won less than 56.2 percent of the vote in the 2012 election—leadership at the executive level is lacking.
The next electoral battle for the preservation of the constitutional republic will be fought not only for the highest office of the executive branch in 2016—it will also be fought in the gubernatorial races of those “Great 38 States” where the vast majority of voters still believe in America, and still believe in constitutionally limited government.
Freedom of the individual states from the usurpations of the federal government does not mean secession from the constitutional republic. It is, instead, the surest realistic mechanism that remains to preserve the constitutional republic.
By limiting the role of the federal government to the exercise of that very narrow set of specifically “enumerated powers” ascribed to it in the Constitution, state governments can guarantee that our constitutional republic will continue to flourish for generations to come.
The alternative is a constitutional republic in name only, a dystopian oligarchy where words have no meaning, right is wrong, good is bad, truth is deception, and the rule of law is invented anew each day by the ruling class of federal royalty.
As for that dirty dozen of liberal blue states, like California, New York, and Massachusetts? Let them continue on their path of reckless spending and experience the fate of modern Greece.
Meanwhile, the rest of us can continue to choose liberty.
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July 3rd, 2015 by olddog
By Philippe Gastonne
Officers at police academies have always been trained in de-escalation, but there has been less emphasis on such methods over the past 20 years. A recent Police Executive Research Forum survey of 281 police agencies found that the average young officer received 58 hours of firearms training and 49 hours of defensive tactical training, but only eight hours of de-escalation training.
The training regimens at nearly all of the nation’s police academies continue to emphasize military-style exercises, including significant hours spent practicing drill, formation and saluting, said Maria R. Haberfeld, a professor of police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Many police officials now say that even while these approaches might have helped reduce crime, they have also impeded officers’ ability to win the public’s cooperation and trust.
“If we ask people instead of telling them, and if we give them a reason for why we’re doing something, we get much less resistance,” said Gary T. Klugiewicz, a retired Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office captain and former chairman of the now defunct American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, who trains police in de-escalation techniques. “If we just started to treat people with dignity and respect, things would go much better.” – New York Times, June 27, 2015
The curriculum in most police academies is heavy on firearms and self-defense techniques. This is necessary but not sufficient. Police need public cooperation for one simple reason: They are usually outnumbered. Top marksmanship will not help one officer control a hostile crowd of 10, 50, or 100 people. His best weapon is the ability to get them on his side.
An arms-race mentality is just one sign police in many places have forgotten this principle. Armored vehicles take the place of common courtesy. This strategy may have reached its limit. The new solution is, as the trainer quoted above says, to “treat people with dignity and respect.”
That this idea faces deep resistance from police is a sign of how much needs to change. Fortunately, their resistance is increasingly futile. Elected officials are growing tired of the legal settlements generated by overenthusiastic “broken windows” policing. Moreover, police chiefs are realizing the soft touch is more effective at keeping the peace.
What would help even more, of course, is an end to the unwinnable War on Drugs. Petty drug possession, or the suspicion thereof, is the catalyst for many unpleasant – and too often, deadly – police-citizen encounters. Imprisonment for those offenses simply creates larger numbers of better-trained criminals who then branch out into non-drug offenses.
The trend toward “open carry” gun laws in many states may be the final straw. How do you police an armed society? You start with dignity and respect. Police would do well to start practicing it.
About twenty years ago I was going through a period of insomnia and would go to a local restaurant at three in the morning so I would not wake my wife who was still working and arising around 5 am. This was also a coffee stop location for the local and county police and I would try to instigate a conversation with them, but was met with silence or outright hostility time after time until I just gave up. It really was a friendly attempt on my part to socialize with them, but they were obviously trained to refrain from citizen relationships. I considered this an affront to me personally and to the community as a whole. It was many years later before I understood the affects of a change in their training. Now, I would not piss on them because of their hostility, and if they needed help that would be tough shit. I have zero respect for all of them, because it only takes one of them to change this situation by calling out the training program. Why do they think they are going to get respect by being hard asses? An unfriendly cop is a thorn in any society’s backside! If they want respect, they should learn how to give it.
July 1st, 2015 by olddog
By Mac Slavo
According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the shadowy “central bank of central banks,” the world as it stands is incapable of combating another global financial crash – a crash that there is every reason to think is coming.
That’s because the economy remains in the hands of the Federal Reserve and other central banks.
The financial wizards in THIS VIDEO went so far to say that “we are all slaves to the central banks.” It wasn’t exactly hyperbole.
According to the BIS, central banks have already “used up their ammunition” by driving interests to below zero, freezing investment for the important stuff like production and infrastructure, and instead fueling huge bubbles for wonder kids on Wall Street to play in.
Now, everything is basically teetering on the edge until the music stops. According to the BIS, it will soon be time to pay the piper – as “persistent ultra-low rates” are poised to unleash destruction upon the economy like King Kong set loose on Manhattan:
The BIS report described the threat of a new bust in advanced economies as a “main risk”, with many reaching the top of the economic cycle.
The economies worst hit by the last crisis are now suffering the costs of persistent ultra-low rates, the organisation said, which could “inflict serious damage on the financial system”, sapping banks and weakening their balance sheets and their ability to lend.
And worse, the advanced countries will be unable to fight back against the serious consequences, according to their 2015 annual report:
In past years, the BIS has painted a clear picture of the bleak financial landscape brought on by central bank policy since the 2008 crisis.
It warned in 2013 that:
Fresh action from central banks to kick-start growth may do more harm than good, by distorting financial markets and jeopardising stability.
“Unfortunately, central banks cannot do more without compounding the risks they have already created.”(source)
In 2014, it found that central banks have failed to achieve a recovery, and are incapable of doing so:
Robust, self-sustaining growth still eludes the global economy… Central banks cannot solve the structural problems that are preventing a return to strong and sustainable growth.
“Most of all, central banks cannot enact the structural economic and financial reforms needed to return economies to the real growth paths authorities and their publics both want and expect.”
“What central bank accommodation has done during the recovery is to borrow time … But the time needs to be used wisely, as the balance between benefits and costs is deteriorating.” (source)
Given the unique insider position of the Bank for International Settlements in the global financial power structure, these are foreboding words to be met with mature concern. This is a tacit admission that the powers that be know the next big crisis is around the corner, and they are ready to watch us drown in it – this time, without reaching down to offer us up.
You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this article first appeared.
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June 26th, 2015 by olddog
( This makes me totally sick…. disgusted!!! /dt )
Jun252015 – by Paola Casale
any think our government is for sale. However, by taking a look at the facts below provided by Open Secrets, it is easy to understand where they are coming from.
Looking back at Friday the 12th, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the controversial bill that gives power to the executive branch to negotiate treaties. TPA limits Congress’ ability to better a trade deal by subjecting members of Congress to 90 days of reviewing the trade agreement, prohibiting any amendments on the implementing legislation, and giving them an up or down vote.
TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money each Representative received for a yes vote. In total, $197,869,145 was given to Representatives for a yes vote where as $23,065,231 was given in opposition.
- John Boehner (R-OH) received $5.3 million for a “yea” vote and was the highest paid legislator.
- Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) received $2.4 million for his “yea” vote.
- Paul Ryan (R-WI) received $2.4 million for a “yea” vote and came in at the third highest paid legislator.
- Pat Tiberi (R-OH) follows Paul Ryan, coming in the fourth spot having received $1.6 million for his “yea” vote.
The fifth highest paid legislator is somewhat of a “hero” in comparison to others. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) received $1.6 million for a yes vote and only $282,710 for a no vote. Despite his high contribution from those in favor of TPA, he still voted a solid nay.
We also have other hero stories.
- Joe Crowley (D-NY) received 1.3 million for a “yea” vote and only $72,550 for a “nay” vote and he still voted against TPA.
- Patrick Murphy (D-FL) received 1.1 million for a “yea” vote and only $213,360 for a “nay” vote and still voted against it.
- Richard Neal D(MA) received $1.1 million for a “yea” vote and a mere $47,625 for a “nay” vote and still voted against it.
Democrats are not the only heroes in this voting session. GOP members spoke very loud and clear.
- Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) received $541,746 for a “yea” vote and no money at all for a “nay” vote and he still voted “nay!”
- Andy Harris (R-MD) received $254,803 for a “yea” vote and no money at all for a “nay” vote and he still voted “nay”.
- Thomas Massie (R-KY) received $250,328 for a “yea” vote and no money at all for a “nay” vote and he still voted “nay.”
- Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) received $180,832 for a “yea” vote and no money at all for a “nay vote” and she still voted “nay.”
Where did this kind of money come from? Those in favor of TPA were security brokers and investment companies who donated a whopping $11.3 million dollars for a “yea” vote. Big banking companies donated $10.1 million dollars. In other words, Wall Street hashed out millions and millions of dollars to push for the passage of TPA.
Originally published by Op-Ed News
Is there any doubt that America is not what we were told has children, and hundreds of thousands of brave but deluded young men died for? Is there any doubt that Americans are totally accepting of anything the government demands? Is there any possibility that the reader of this site will now join up with those who are trying to educate the masses? OR, are you going to continue believing you live in the best country on earth?
June 25th, 2015 by olddog
Foundation of global government cemented with passage of secretive bill
June 24, 2015
One of the most devastating blows to US sovereignty since the country’s founding was dealt today as the Senate handed President Obama his Trans-Pacific Partnership victory.
Despite massive opposition from the American people, Tea Party Republicans and a majority of Democrats, Obama was granted fast-track authority by a 60-38 vote.
Sections of the TPP published by Wikileaks have revealed the treaty’s vast influence over multiple areas including individual rights, internet freedom and even the rule of law itself. Unelected corporate boards and the President can now wield unprecedented control over almost every aspect of human activity.
“If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs,” Wikileaks’ Julian Assange wrote.
Secret TPP chapters regarding immigration also grant President Obama an even greater ability to erode the country’s Southern border.
“Obama will be able to finalize all three of the Obamatrade deals, without any Congressional input…” notes Breitbart.
The TPP, which covers 12 countries and more than 40% of the world’s economy, will place North America under the same global government structure as the European Union, where laws are increasingly crafted outside of public influence.
WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA
The scumbags in congress/senate have just sold us out completely, and there is no possibility of recourse as there is no possibility of organizing a rebellion without secret communication. All of the brave men and women who have been warning you to take action will now be hunted down and disposed of. There is no active constitution or common law left, and the military has been sanitized of patriots. Even with my extraordinary vocabulary of foul verbal expressions I find myself unable to express how putrid this travesty of justice is. And the most horrible part of all this is the majority of Americans have not the courage to stand up and refuse to obey. America has just committed suicide with their complacency. They are just plain stupid, and congress/senate is full of the most degenerate sons of bitches on earth. I hope those bastards die of the most agonizing/painful disease known to humanity.
June 23rd, 2015 by olddog
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By Amanda Warren
With another recent mass shooting having taken place last week in Charleston, South Carolina – such a crisis is the perfect opportunity for the President to yet again stop just short of using the “C-word” – confiscation. Or “C” for the gun Control he promoted.
Before any victims were even in the ground, he exploited the tragedy for politicized gun control agendas.
Obama is tired of making speeches about mass killings. He’s tired of them. He doesn’t want killings to be the “new normal.” I agree with the President. Random, mass murder whether by guns, caused by mental illness, or by hatred needs to stop.
Therefore, I took the liberty of finding its biggest source…
If it’s really true that you’re 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist – then we need to have a talk. But where is our speech to address the thousands of Americans executed by police in the last 15 years? Is it not as speech worthy when the number of dead Americans is only 3 per day and is spattered across the country? Victims one by one?
Although we aren’t allowed to know the actual number of American citizens killed by police each year, a database has been tracking news stories since 2013.
In 2014, at least 1,104 Americans were executed on site by law enforcement. No trial – just violent death. A quick scan of the headlines shows an inordinate amount of shooting deaths. So, the media reports on them, but without the outrage reserved for lone shooters who walk into public places spraying bullets at random people.
Not only do some sources average the deaths out to 3 per day, but also one American every 7.6 hours. That means if you saw this headline before work, and then read the story after you got home from work – two Americans have likely died at the hands of law enforcement in the meantime.
The media supports the agenda to remove gun ownership from law abiding citizens because of conveniently timed and fishy looking mass shootings by deranged males – but not from deranged, gun-wielding males with badges. The ones who may gravitate to such positions, who don’t get screened. Who can simply move to another state or nearby department and restart their law enforcement career after they have killed.
Back to the numbers comparison – how does the amount of Americans murdered by police in 2014 (and on average every day) compare to the amount of Americans killed in all U.S. mass shootings? (A mass shooting is typically one person, who has randomly killed at least 4 people in a public place within 24 hours. Not to be confused with sprees, serial murders or mass genocide)
In 2014 police killed about twice the amount of Americans as those killed in all U.S. mass shootings combined, starting in 1982.
The amount of people killed in all U.S. mass shootings – 567.
That’s 567 people in 157 shootings starting in the 1980s. In 2014 alone – in one year flat – police nearly killed double that amount.
Again, where are the speeches? Where are the calls for mental health screenings and strict regulations for the authorities? Officers who kill don’t have their three-part name plastered on front pages – no calls for their guns removed. And when they happen to use one of their “less-than-lethal” weapons – they kill. When they have only their fists, boots or their arms – they kill.
This is precisely why you never, ever give up your Second Amendment – or your guns. The tragedy argument must always be flipped back to the authorities who want you to be without any defense, against deranged authorities with all the force. Turn. The. Tables.
The trouble with malleable media statistics and their tunnel vision is – it’s all pretty, framed lies. Recall when school shootings first took place – it was reported on daily for what seemed like years until the word “school” was now associated with “shooting” or gun violence. Of course it has has taken place and is horribly tragic. Nothing discounts that. But it’s a focus redirect for a reaction and controlled outcome. Just think about what now continues to mow down Americans in violence at a most startling rate. Think about how different it would be if the media framed police involved shootings in the same light…they should! It should always be a national tragedy.
Not – the “new normal.”
An inordinate amount of shootings took place between 2010-2013. Obama doesn’t even wait for burials anymore before he calls for the removal of guns before hitting the greens again. And if people don’t pay attention and sift through the truth they will find themselves stuttering and speechless when authoritarians – law enforcement perhaps – yank guns from their warm, living hands.
Take for instance, the new federal crime unit Chicago called for in the “wake of the 2014 Chicago Easter weekend shootings.” Guns were the boogeymen man in Obama’s old stomping grounds despite the fact that Chicago boasted the strictest gun control laws in the country – and also surpassed New York City in murder crimes in 2011.
The media rode the choppy waves of pointing to crime in Chicago as a reason to rid its citizens of guns, but also wanting to showcase a drop in crime to show that strict gun control works. The problem is – there was no drop in murder. Just a drastic change in how homicides were reported. It’s amazing how much a homicide looks like “death from natural causes” when law enforcement deliberately record it that way. Additionally, operations for this federal unit began April 1 – before Easter. How then could the unit be formed in “the wake of a shooting” when it happened before the shooting took place? I think you know the answer to that…
Additionally, the mainstream media is still purse-lipped on the “mass shooting that never was.” The one that was prevented by one responsible person with a gun. In fact, the “non-event” was lumped in with other shooting stories to showcase “more gun violence.” (That’s also known as deception.) An off-duty female officer saves the world from another Aurora-type shooting? Normally, that holds all the media-trappings of a heroic cause for celebration. Except when that last slot on the machine doesn’t match the greater agenda of gun control – then it doesn’t make it past the cutting room floor.
Again, I’m going to have to side with Obama on this one. Too many killings are taking place – it cannot be the “new normal” – but where, O where, shall we look?
Brandon Turbeville writes:
As for [Obama’s] claims that mass shootings do not happen in other countries, of course, he can easily be proven wrong. They do. And when they do, they are generally much more dramatic due to the disarmed nature of the public.
The Second Amendment is non-negotiable. It has to be, unless the world wants to witness an En Mass shooting here in America like never before. Which is why it was written of course – the only reason why it was written.
Recently from Amanda Warren:
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June 21st, 2015 by olddog
By Bernie Suarez
Throughout nature it is well known that species will experience changes in its DNA and adaptations in its physical expression and behavior solely for the purposes of surviving in its environment. There are numerous examples in nature of species genetically and physically adapting to its environment for survival reasons. So it’s not a far-fetched suggestion that humanity itself may now be experiencing a physiological mental and cerebral transformation which is changing its behavioral pattern and environmental response to the phenomenon of government.
That’s right, as humans we have an obligation to think critically and objectively when considering the plight of humanity as it struggles in these modern days against the new world order and the human control system. It is up to us to consider the objective expression of this battle for freedom against the oppressive and defective component of humanity known as government.
Whether you understand it or not, those that wish to control you are a parasite on the species. Their infective process is carried out by thought signals within other concurring members of the species. These thought signals of control, rules, laws, policing, and legal system of enslavement perpetuate itself within the species, and is the very system that we know as the controlling governmental system. It seeks to simply control and enslave others. There is really no other purpose for its existence. It generates the mental signals needed to perpetuate the control system of enslavement to take away your individual freedom and your wealth and money. It does all of this by the system of rules we logically understand today as government.
This same governmental system is a sophisticated apparatus. It didn’t just come about by any means. This concept of government, it turns out, is the very burden of life that ensures that life often is a struggle, is stress filled or not enjoyable. This control system is a challenge humanity has been trying to figure out for centuries. Anyone can read ancient history and see the exact same struggle humanity was in back then. It is not difficult to see the parallels throughout history showing how the history of freedom’s struggle is arguably the very history of humanity.
Unfortunately today, all of history is often taught to children from the point of view of the controllers. The concept of freedom is normally hidden from human consciousness from the start with the hope and intention that the human being will never comprehend what it means to be truly free. The control system’s logic instilled from youth is that life is what you are told it is by the control system and you are to obey. We are taught that freedom from controlling governments is not realistic, not possible and not even part of human history.
Realization and awareness
However, with the advent of the information age and the subsequent advancement in human awareness and consciousness, many within the species (those who are awakened) are realizing that the sky is the limit. Humanity is realizing that truth itself is realized, not expressed to you by a voice on TV or a billboard. Awakened humanity is realizing that we are what we believe we can be. The rules of old are quickly dissolving before our eyes even as the control system marches on with control tactics to keep the masses enslaved.
Reality and fiction are on a collision course. The controllers are intending to force their fiction on humanity even if it means going violent. Today, this forceful violence designed to intimidate and push their agenda is known by many names today including “false flags”. These false flags are now the norm in the eyes of those who are awakened, and spontaneous coincidences in the eyes of those still asleep in the matrix of lies.
This epic moment in human consciousness is leading to something big. What we are now seeing is a rash of staged government violent operations, staged false flag violence and everyday lies from the control system’s mainstream media. As awakened humanity fights off a now weak storm of verbal attacks (“conspiracy theorists”) designed to discredit those awakened, it is primed to usher in a new era which is already underway.
The new era of human consciousness has many features to it. It’s already in progress and it’s all around us even though most people don’t realize it. Humanity is mentally advancing and adapting very comfortably to government lies and propaganda. Yes, that’s right! I believe humanity is adapting so well to government lies and propaganda that the control system is desperate to do whatever it has to do to control, fool and convince those that are still asleep that the dream they are in is still real. They are throwing the kitchen sink at this prospect. The dream of controlling humanity is, after all, a dream to the controllers. The same way you and I have dreams of success and happiness is the same way the controller have dreams of controlling. Like any member of the species, we (they) are wired to not give up on our (their) dreams.
This functional commonality within humanity is a very important reality we must all keep in mind. The same tenacity that we have for fighting for freedom and truth is the tenacity the controllers have for fighting for enslavement and lies.
Rendering the control system powerless
I believe our similarities within the species is something that is allowing the species as a whole to adapt to the problematic control system. This diseased portion of humanity known as the control system is losing its mass influence, and the loss of influence is growing and becoming more pronounced with every day that goes by.
For example, as I’ve discussed in the past, more than ever we are now seeing repeated government lies, propaganda, entire operations including false flags and fake terror operations all being pushed on the masses at all-time rates, all the while a growing significant percentage of the human population is not even blinking at these events. It’s as if these false flag shootings, lies, propaganda and staged terror is not even happening. The anxiety it’s supposed to produce is not there and the lies they tell are not believed. Awakened humanity is increasingly seeing government and its lying apparatus as an irrelevant part of life.
We all know the control system is very capable of violence. Yes, they will do anything they can to put every single one of us in a cage (jail, prison) or to take away our money (taxes). Yes they will write thousands of laws to make it easier and easier to attack your freedom and steal your money. And yes they will continue to attack your mind with staged fear (terrorism, false flags and engineered natural events). Awakened humanity is aware of what it is dealing with and it is aware of its individual limitations so it tolerates what it sees, quietly marches on ignoring the fear and quietly awaits the moment when all the cards will fall apart for the control system.
Many who are fully awakened realize that essentially all human progress occurs slowly and incrementally. That is the reason why we all have associates, friends and family who are still asleep in the matrix of lies. We understand it is a slow process. It’s the process of human mental, spiritual, and conscious evolution that we are seeing in motion in real-time. Its happening right now and it’s very real.
I firmly believe humanity is actually adapting to the problem of government. Advanced humanity sees the problem and now it is fully understanding what it’s dealing with. This new and evolving understanding is giving way to the evolutionary process of overcoming government. Humanity is intrinsically changing how it thinks in response to the problem of government. Think for a moment how just a century ago no one had any clue what a false flag was. Can you imagine that?
Here we are in the first quarter of the 21st century and humanity’s mentality is advancing beyond its years even as a huge segment is still stuck on the paradigm of entertainment allowing celebrities, Hollywood and TV to influence their perception of the world. Advanced humanity, nonetheless, is moving forward confidently. Those who are awakened cannot be un-awakened. The awakening process is a one-way street. It’s a process that moves forward not backward. Mathematically speaking there will be more (not less) awakened people on earth tomorrow than yesterday, and so on.
All of these factors put together define the evolution of humanity but not in the sense taught to children in public schools. This is the true and real evolution of the human thought process which includes its new awareness of itself, its new awareness of freedom, and full awareness of its enslavement to government and how it employs the current propaganda control system.
I believe this awareness alone is all that is needed for humanity to guarantee victory over the control system. It may sound crazy and exaggerated but this awareness alone will activate the spirit of freedom deep inside the minds of humans and it will activate the creativity in humanity to do whatever it takes to resist the control system. This resistance, when exercised on a mass scale will deal a blow to the control system in ways we can’t imagine.
So no one should be surprised that the control system will soon be using the U.S. military to practice intimidating Americans and pulling them out of their apartments (Jade Helm 15 operation officially starting soon). That’s because deep down the control system knows what it is up against. It’s up against a sophisticated species that is aware, is watching, is vigilant, loves freedom and most important, is evolving mentally. This new adaptation by the species to the problem of government will ultimately be the greatest threat to the control system. The controllers are hoping to overcome this by spreading fear. They know, however, that if they fail to spread their fear it is game over. Are you ready? Will you be ready when things get much worse? Is the greater picture finally coming together?
Bernie is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.
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Comparing societal conceptions from the nineteen fifties to today’s is an exercise in mental flagellation, but it is now easy to understand how malleable the human mind is after years of reading the works of competent authors on the real state of the union. Humanity has degenerated into such a state of complacency as to be unbelievable.
As the art form of mental manipulation advanced, governments worldwide sucked more and more individualism from their constituents until voluntary obedience and support was normal, and self reliance was considered traitorous until freedoms greatest enemy became leviathan and overwhelming. Such is the present state of nation’s world wide. It reminds me of an internet video I saw where millions of people were compulsively jumping into a giant crater. This sad state of affairs is depressing beyond comprehension.
My mind keeps wondering how humanity could accept slavery too concepts born in the mind of lunatics and abhor self determination. Even as I know full well how it was accomplished, my mind still cannot accept such stupidity from my friends, family, neighbors, and fellow countrymen. After all, these are the people who designed and built products making life so enjoyable and productive that back breaking labor is seldom ever needed. How could they possibly accept an ideology so destructive to freedom of thought, speech, and action, when so many millions of their ancestors died to acquire it? What made them believe they had the right and responsibility to support the theft of individualism through public education and media conglomerates? Or, the governments power to kill people for disagreeing? Can anyone really support a government that kills their constituents for supporting freedom of thought and speech? Can any thinking human being justify giving a cop authority to kill someone for disagreeing with them? Dear readers, if your mind has have been twisted so far that you support the government’s right to send tyrants to my home to kill me for disagreeing with their tyrannical laws; you should also warn them to bring plenty of body bags. I’ve had all of this lunacy I will take, and your support of a tyrannical government has made the only solution financially impossible for me.
So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. “Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.” Genesis 13:9
The biggest difference between us is, when they come for all of us, you will be on your knees begging, and I will be on my feet shooting back. An honorable death is nothing to fear.
Here is another honorable mans words
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Statement by Mike Vanderboegh at the opening of the Arms Expo, Yakima WA, 20 June 2015
I’d like to speak to you about the uniqueness of what we are doing here today and the efforts we are making to deal with this unprecedented event and how it affects the way we’re handling the competing interests of the participants and the press. First of all, I’d like to thank y’all for coming and taking your courage in your own two hands and braving the uncertainties to be here. In looking out at you I see the Founders descendants, only the Founders didn’t have to deal with the modern surveillance state. There were no cameras at the Boston Tea Party, the Green Dragon Tavern where the Sons of Liberty met was not bugged by the secret political police of Ministry of Homeland Security, the Committees of Correspondence did not have their communications photographed by the Royal Mail, General Gage did not possess surveillance drones and Captain Parker was not plagued by agents provocateurs within his own ranks working for the King and determined to discredit the Patriot cause by goading them into firing first. It is fortunate for us that King George did not possess these instruments of tyranny. But the fact of the matter is that Barack Obama and his minions do possess them. So when you come here today, you are, I believe, exhibiting every bit as much courage as the Founders, for you do face these threats and still you refuse to comply. By your very presence here today, you are sending the message: WE WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUMENTS OF OUR OWN SLAVERY.
But how does this new reality impact us? You are here. The press is, or will be, here. But the fact of the matter is that there’s gonna be some good old fashioned Sons of Liberty tyranny-breakin’ goin’ on here today and the event organizers are doing their best to balance the competing interests of the participants and the press. How? Well, first of all we have a First Amendment area set up for the press. We will be providing folks for them to interview throughout the day but they will not be allowed to roam freely in the event area. They will, I am sure, try to interview folks going in and coming out of the venue. Whether you talk them or not is strictly up to you. But I would urge caution because remember, there’s going to be some tyranny-defyin’ goin’ on here and anything you say, your identity, even your presence, may later be of interest to an unscrupulous state prosecutor who wants to enforce unconstitutional laws. The other thing is that there are groups out there — and the Southern Poverty Law Center comes first to mind — who specialize in masquerading as press, or who circulate through crowds at these events, asking provocative questions whose answers they can later use out of context to discredit people. Pretending to be participants, they take surveillance photos that they will later provide to their symbiotic agents of social control in the FBI and the DHS. This should come as no surprise. It is what they do. It is not for nothing that we in Alabama call them the Southern Preposterous Lie Center. But you should expect that. They are collectivists therefore they are liars. It is who they are. You might as well blame a rattlesnake for biting. But the thing is, they are not as noble as the rattlesnake because they give you no warning before striking. These folks are copperheads, people, pretending to be what they are not, so be advised.
As for the real press, this situation puts them at some risk as well. Anything they do here today, interviews, picture taking, video, may later haul them before a grand jury. This is a direct danger to their First Amendment rights to do their job without threat or interference. So as much as they might chafe under the restrictions of the First Amendment zone, I hope they understand that we’re trying to look out for their own interests as well as yours. After all, at the Bundy Ranch the press agreed to a First Amendment zone so it’s not the first time they’ve experienced this. So it’s not as great a challenge as, say, asking Hillary Clinton a serious question about Benghazi, or anything.
So, that being said, we will proceed as best we can to have a great event today, to celebrate our rights and responsibilities as free American citizens, and to nullify with our defiance Mike Bloomberg’s hateful unconstitutional law, purchased at the cost of his millions. American jurisprudence has long held that an unconstitutional law is null and void. But by your presence here today, you will nullify I-594 more directly and immediately. If it is later found to be “officially” unconstitutional, it will be redundant — FOR YOU HERE WILL HAVE NULLIFIED IT LONG BEFORE. And may God bless you for having the courage to be here.
Somewhere, Sam Adams and all the Founding generation are smiling.
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June 20th, 2015 by olddog
REBEL RANT by Michael Gaddy
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism…” ~Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
I would contend that a large majority of violent events that began with 9/11, continued through Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston, Ferguson, Baltimore and now Charleston, are nothing if not a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same end: the complete and total destruction of individual freedom and liberty in this country.
Looked at intelligently and without the rose colored glasses of government idolatry, all those events have continued to grow government at an alarming rate and continually led to politicians, their lapdogs in the media and members of the species Ignoramus Americans to call for more and more government control over our lives and the subsequent loss of liberty.
Oh, our government would not do such a thing bleats the sheeple! The examples one could list where our government has killed its own citizens could fill volumes. Southern civilians during the War Between the States, American Indians, the 600 Black men treated for “bad blood” at Tuskegee in an experiment which lasted for 40 years and MK Ultra— just to name a very few.
Since 9/11 the government has used events mentioned in my first paragraph to increase the size of government, create new bureaucracies, (DHS and TSA) enlarge and expand intelligence gathering focused on we the people, given the police state new and expanded powers and military equipment and in general converted what was a struggling democracy into a complete totalitarian form of government. All the while the masses have applauded the efforts and shouted “more—more slavery for me and my friends” from the rooftops.
Are you ready to surrender your guns to those who would completely enslave you simply because agents of this totalitarian government found some naive dupe on psychotropic drugs, influenced and provided them with the opportunity and the means to commit mass mayhem which directly increases the powers of government? Have you wondered this week why 9 Black people allegedly killed by a White man in Charleston is a national tragedy but 12 people killed in black-on-black crime last weekend in Chicago is not mentioned?
This government is willing to spend trillions of dollars to rid the world of what they call terrorists—there is no difference in their mind between terrorists in the Middle East or those Domestic Terrorists who are the subject of Operation Jade Helm. Their goal is to eliminate both.
If you truly love Liberty, you must believe that any act of violence which benefits a totalitarian form of government was most likely planned and perpetrated by that government. The people should be innocent until proved guilty. The government, because of history, must be considered guilty until all the evidence is processed by outside, independent sources. Allowing the government to investigate its own crimes or appoint its own investigators is insanity to the infinite power.
How did it serve those who died at Pearl Harbor that in 1992 official government documents would reveal the government knew the Japanese were coming to bomb Pearl Harbor but kept it from the military commanders there? How did it serve those who died during the Vietnam War when it was revealed our government lied about the Gulf of Tonkin Incident? How did it serve those who have died in Iraq that our government lied about weapons of mass destruction, Saddam’s relationship with al-Qaeda and yellow cake from Niger?
How will it serve freedom and liberty 50 yeas from now when it is revealed our government was behind and responsible for many of the bombings and mass shootings that have taken place in this country since 2001?
If you still doubt our government would resort to such malevolent actions, please research Operation Northwoods, or the book Body of Secrets by James Bamford.
“Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington D.C., Miami and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit: planes would be hijacked…” (Emphasis added)
Anything in the previous paragraph sound/look familiar?
“It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from its government.” ~Thomas Paine
When will Americans understand that “WE DO NOT HAVE A LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT, THEY ARE ALL PROFIT SEEKING CORPORATIONS!!! ALL THEIR LAWS ARE NUL AND VOID. THEY RULE BY RAW POWER AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE. THEY ARE ONLY LOYAL TO THEIR MASTERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING CARTEL.”
DON’T BELIEVE ME?
WATCH THIS EVENT UNFOLD AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF!
Senators: Vote NO on TPA & EU-style Pacific Union
Here’s a recap of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) votes in the House and Senate:
- On May 22 the Senate passed a TPA bill and a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill as a package and sent it to the House. On June 12, the House voted on TPA and TAA separately with the understanding that both TPA and TAA must be passed by the House to match the Senate action on the TPA/TAA package. Although the House passed the TPA bill by 219-211, it rejected the TAA bill by 126-302. This lopsided vote against the TAA bill resulted from most Democrats voting against the bill as a way to temporarily stop the approval of TPA.
- Since the House failed to pass both the TPA and TAA portions of the original Senate package, GOP leadership tried a new approach involving passing a standalone TPA bill (attached to an unrelated bill, H.R. 2146) on June 18 by 218-208 and sending it to the Senate for a vote. The Senate will have a cloture vote on the TPA bill on Tuesday, June 23.
- Although the Senate passed its TPA/TAA package by 62-37 on May 22, it is still possible to defeat TPA in the upcoming Senate cloture vote on the standalone TPA bill by convincing a few senators to change their vote. It takes 60 votes to invoke cloture and prevent a filibuster, so as few as three senators could stop passage of TPA by changing their minds and allowing a filibuster to prevent a vote on TPA. Click here to see how your senators voted on TPA on May 22. You should phone your senators no matter how they voted to help the ones who voted against TPA to stay the course, and to help convince those who voted for TPA to switch their vote.
Here’s the new information from Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who has read the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, that should change some minds regarding the upcoming TPA vote in the Senate:
It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track [TPA] preapproves the formation of not only the unprecedentedly large Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an unlimited number of such agreements over the next six years. Those pacts include three of the most ambitious ever contemplated. After TPP comes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, followed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), seeking as one [of] its goals labor mobility among more than 50 nations. Together, these three international compacts encompass three-fourths of the world’s GDP. Including the nations whose membership is being courted for after enactment, the countries involved would encompass nearly 90 percent of global GDP. Yet, through fast-track, Congress will have authorized the President to ink these deals before a page of them has been made public. Then, the Executive sends Congress “implementing” legislation to change U.S. law-legislation which cannot be amended, cannot be filibustered, and will not be subjected to the Constitutional requirement for a two-thirds treaty vote….
This nation has never seen an agreement that compares to the TPP, which forms a new Pacific Union. This is far more than a trade agreement, but creates a self-governing and self-perpetuating Commission with extraordinary implications for American workers and American sovereignty.
Such a historic international regulatory Commission should never be fast-tracked, and should never be put on a path to passage until every word has been publicly scrutinized, every question answered, and every last power understood by Congress and the American people.” (Emphasis added.) (For Sessions’ full statement click on Sessions’ photo at left.)
Please take the following actions:
- Phone both your senators on Monday, June 22, and tell them to vote NO on the cloture vote for TPA (planned for Tuesday, June 23), and if cloture is invoked (filibuster prevented), vote NO on the TPA bill itself. Click here for phone numbers for DC and district offices.
- Tell them that you agree with Senator Sessions that TPA must be defeated because TPA would make it easier for the TPP, TTIP, and TISA agreements to be approved that would lead to a Pacific Union, an Atlantic Union, and increased labor mobility between the United States and 50 or so other nations, respectively.
- Tell them any other talking points against TPA that you find relevant in Sessions’ statement above.
- Please send your senators an editable, prewritten email with reasons that they should vote NO on TPA.
Your Friends at The John Birch Society
P.S. Click here to view this email as an article at JBS.org
June 18th, 2015 by olddog
By Kit Lange The Battle for Washington State
As I write this, patriots from all over the country are traveling to Washington State to send a message. They are coming to what may be the largest event of its kind in American history, to make a statement that will stand on its own for generations to come. They are coming resolute, brave and fearless. They are coming to train, to network, to partake in the humbling honor and grave responsibility of being part of the few who choose to stand in defense of Liberty. Before an event, I am always filled with a sense of wonder at it all. It never, ever gets old. As an old, dear friend of mine said to me a few weeks ago, “How blessed are we to be given the opportunity to fight for Liberty?” We are blessed, indeed.
I think about the people who I call family in this cause, the ones who I train with, eat with, argue with, and would without hesitation fight and die with. Contrary to what the average American may think, the people who I call family are not uneducated white trash with a penchant for anarchy and gun crimes. My tribe is made up of some of the most amazing minds you’ll ever meet, people who have honorably served Liberty, some of them since I was a child. They are trainers and teachers, always willing to share their knowledge and their skills. They are family folk, who love their children and their spouses. They are builders and engineers, mechanics and healthcare workers. They go to work, pay bills, go to their kids’ school events, fix their sinks and mow their lawns. In other words, in many ways they are just like you.
What sets them apart and what should scare the living daylights out of the tyrants is this: That is not all they are.
They are also brilliant tacticians and strategists, and eloquent writers who can inspire people to action with their words. They are farmers and survivalists who can thrive in nearly any environment, no matter how rough the terrain or lean the resources. They are prepared for any disaster, and have a plan for nearly any possible situation they may find themselves in. They are intelligence professionals who are experts in things that you would rather not know about and should hope you never have to face. They are former Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps. They are everything from herbalists to pilots, radio operators to plumbers. They are well-trained…and they are still always training. They are not rich, but they offer what they have to the cause. They are self-reliant, and regardless of political, racial or religious differences, they are bound together by the basic idea that we were created free, and must remain free at all costs.
They are also quite literally the most incredible marksmen I’ve ever seen. Of course, the difference between them and the feds is that my tribe has never taken innocent life…and never will.
This is my tribe. These are the people who I stand next to at rallies, the people who are traveling across the country to be here, the people who I spend day in and day out working with in this amazing and terrifying fight we are in. I think of each of their faces as I write this, of each of their skill sets and their fortitude and their absolute balls. Male and female alike, young and old, of all races and all walks of life. I am so humbled to know them and be counted as one of their number. I think of their kids, growing up strong and resolute like their parents, and it fills me with hope. I think of the man whose face I see across the dinner table every night, and I love him even more because I know in his heart burns the exact same fire that is in mine. All of us, united by Liberty no matter the cost. I think of the sacrifices that so many have made in the last few weeks and months to make this Arms Expo a success…and trust me, there were so many. I say that not because these people want recognition although the people I worked with these last few months certainly deserve every accolade that could be thrown their way but because I want readers to understand how much we love this cause, how much we are willing to give in its defense.
We are often castigated and ridiculed for our blunt manner, and I am especially singled out for my seemingly rude attitude toward those who choose to write letters instead of stand, or who do things “differently.” Perhaps now is when you expect an apology for that. I’ll be honest: You’ll never get one. I see what my teammates have given up and continue to give in support of this cause, and I can tell you right now that 99% of you will never know the true cost. I see the stress, the lack of sleep, the severe health issues that they endure because of it. I have been there for the quiet 4am mornings when, after a sleepless night spent with too many cigarettes and too many pots of coffee, we all look at each other with the sobering realization that we may not come home from the rally that day. I know about the financial struggles for those who have chosen to fund liberty activities out of their own pocket when they couldn’t afford to. I’ve seen them hug their kids goodbye knowing it may be the last time they see them. People laugh at that because so far nothing has happened, but the truth is, we never know if this rally is the one they start shooting at. We never know if this time is the time when they decide to arrest us all. For my brother Anthony, this time is already here. If the federal government has its way, his wife Maria will face running a farm and raising five children alone. Where will you be? Arguing on Facebook? Running around in the woods and going to “meet and greets”?
Believe me this post is in NO way a treatise on why some patriots are better than you, so spare me the hate mail. What this post is meant to do is give you some perspective. People read my articles or Facebook posts and they think they know me. They call me a bully and far worse. They call Anthony attention-seeking and arrogant. They do everything possible to discredit us and tear us down. None of that bothers me because I know what you do not. I see what the others in this fight go through in order to keep fighting. The bottom line is this: Membership in this tribe costs something–not because we say so, but because that is the nature of the tribe. Liberty is bigger than ALL of us, and as elitist as it may sound, truly standing in its defense by default will cost you. It will affect your friendships, your relationships, your job. It will change your financial situation, and it will affect your sleep, your health. But it is so incredibly worth it.
Every day I watch people give everything they have for this cause. Everything! So when you tell me in a Facebook message, firmly ensconced in your easy chair with your laptop, that what YOU do, in your little social media groups and Zello “meetings” and letter writing is “just as important”, please forgive me when I laugh in your face. Come stand next to me at a rally, defying tyranny in front of a sniper team just waiting for a go order to blow a hole in your face, and then I’ll take you seriously. Go stand in front of a federal judge as they deny you every right you have in a court of law, like Anthony is doing today. Show up at the Arms Expo this weekend and defy unconstitutional law with us. Choose which bill to pay this month because you don’t have enough cash to pay them all and still continue to support the fight. Stop typing and put some damn skin in the game, because the people I see in this cause have everything on the line.
This weekend, my tribe will all stand defiant against laws that seek to control, to strip us of rights inherent in our very existence as human beings. What will your tribe be doing?
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Anti-Gunners Fail to Understand That We Will Not Comply
By Kit Lange
As PHS reported a few months ago, the Second Amendment Foundation—run by pro-background check power fundraiser Alan Gottlieb—filed a lawsuit against I-594 in federal court. Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, two hardcore anti-gun organizations, filed a motion to enter into the lawsuit as defendants, claiming that they had the legal standing to defend I-594 against those who claimed it was unconstitutional. Even though Everytown is an out of state organization funded and administered by Michael Bloomberg, Shannon Watts, and others who desperately want Americans unarmed, a federal judge today granted their motion to defend I-594 in court.
Their goal, of course, is to see I-594 stand as law, in all its unconstitutional, unenforceable and unconscionable glory. They seem to think that if the lawsuit fails and I-594 stands, that those affected by it will simply sigh and start complying. Surely, they think, these ‘gun nuts and ammosexuals’ will start doing as they’re told…and if they don’t, we’ll just arrest them and imprison them.
They are wrong.
The sentence “we will not comply” is not temporary. It does not have an “if, then” clause. It does not mean “We will not comply until you make us understand that it’s The Law.” Initiative 594 is not constitutional, it is not just, and therefore it is not law. As such, We the People are not bound to follow it; in fact, it is our duty to resist it.
And resist it we will.
Make no mistake: We will no longer tolerate these abuses and thefts of liberty. We will no longer sit by and shrug while elected officials attempt to impose ever-tightening control over us as though we are subjects in their kingdom. We will not disarm. We will not follow unconstitutional laws and rules. We will not register our guns. We will not purchase them at dealers, where our information is collected and stored by the federal government. We will not adhere to ammunition limits, or type restrictions. We will not comply.
The real question is not “will we comply eventually?” It is not even “How far are patriots willing to go to defend their right to refuse slavery and tyranny?” The answers to those questions have been answered many times over, both on this blog and in the hearts and minds of those patriots who are standing on the line. The real question, as Mike Vanderboegh has asked, is “What are your appetites for our liberties?” In essence, what is the government prepared to do? What are the lackeys of tyranny and the enemies of liberty prepared to give up in order to take our unalienable rights from us?
We’ve answered what we’re willing to lose. Perhaps those who seek to take our liberty should answer it as well, because we will not comply. Not if you arrest us. Not even if you shoot at us, and remember, we will shoot back. In order to take our liberty, you will have to kill us.
Even then, if your bullets riddle our bodies and our blood stains the ground, know this:
We will die standing, and we will die free.
June 17th, 2015 by olddog
By Chuck Frank
I think that for the most part people are very much aware today that they are losing numerous basic human and fundamental rights which were birthed just after the American Revolution and these rights were guarantees that were clearly written in stone in a document called the Bill of Rights. Yet today, there is an elite group who are intent on destroying all of those rights without any of our votes being counted or one shot being fired.
And just when you may have thought that there was light at the end of the tunnel, Austria played host last week to the yearly Bilderberg event. Many of these high rollin’ globalist players and climate change propagandists are not mentioned in the VIP list of invites, and once again the annual meeting was held without any invitations being given to journalists or the mainstream media. It is their tradition, which included another New York Times blackout.
For the record; the secretive Bilderberg Group is a rogue and dishonest UN Agenda 21 organization who only has their eyes set on world rule and full dominion from the top down which also includes a
depopulation plan that is in the billions. I kid you not. And what is their secondary mission and their greatest desire? You thought it was love at first sight? It is the “love” of money, which is the root of all evil. Furthermore, Bilderberg isn’t interested in anything that has to do with the common people’s rights. Why else would they be meeting secretly behind closed doors while also using electronic jamming devices to stay below the radar? That is not what democracies or republics are supposed to do. And just how secret is this group?
Years ago if you talked about Bilderberg, the mainstream media which is also an accomplice, would have said that it didn’t exist. But now, Alex Jones, the number one alternative news radio host said the following about Bilderberg’s secrecy while traveling to one of their gatherings in 2012. “We have forced it out in the open thanks to Infowars.com.” So the cat is out of the bag and the
public must now petition their own governments to stop this bullet train which is barreling down the track and ready to destroy everything in its path. It’s a long train runnin’…“Down around the corner-A half a mile from here-You see them old trains runnin’- And you watch them disappear-Without love-Where would you be now-Without love.” Tom Johnston of “The Doobie Brothers” also knows the score.
Last week, the Austrian Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol which headed up the gathering was guarded by an unprecedented security presence of 2,000 police, checkpoints and a 6-mile exclusion zone. For now, the
billionaire shadow elite who is behind the Bilderberg Group remains the epicenter of what can be referred to as a monstrous and sinister globalistic power grab which aims to transform the entire world into a totalitarian regime and a mega-police state(aka) Prison Planet.
Their ultimate goal is one cashless World Government with a single, global marketplace, a secular state policed by one world army, the czars of the agencies, the World Court and financially regulated by
one World Bank.
For more detailed information on this subject, the author Daniel Estulin investigated the cabal for 15 years. His book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” was published in 2005. And who were just a few of the many invites this year that came to the party? Look no further. It was the premium world bankers along with Martin Taylor, Former Chairman, Syngenta AG; William Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA; Henry A. Kissinger; Robert B. Zoellick, Chairman Board of International
Advisors; The Goldman Sachs Group;
representatives from Harvard and Stanford;
Robert E. Rubin, Co.Chair, Council on Foreign Relations;
Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc. USA,
and Peter D. Sutherland, UN Special Representative.
June 15th, 2015 by olddog
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/10/2015 23:00 -0400
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,
“Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” – George Orwell
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
It’s a shell game intended to keep us focused on and distracted by all of the politically expedient things that are being said – about militarized police, surveillance, and government corruption – while the government continues to frogmarch us down the road toward outright tyranny.
Unarmed citizens are still getting shot by militarized police trained to view them as the enemy and treated as if we have no rights. Despite President Obama’s warning that the nation needs to do some “soul searching” about issues such as race, poverty and the strained relationship between law enforcement and the minority communities they serve, police killings and racial tensions are at an all-time high. Just recently, in Texas, a white police officer was suspended after video footage showed him “manhandling, arresting and drawing his gun on a group of black children outside a pool party.”
Americans’ private communications and data are still being sucked up by government spy agencies. The USA Freedom Act was just a placebo pill intended to make us feel better without bringing about any real change. As Bill Blunden, a cybersecurity researcher and surveillance critic, points out, “The theater we’ve just witnessed allows decision makers to boast to their constituents about reforming mass surveillance while spies understand that what’s actually transpired is hardly major change.”
Taxpayer dollars are still being squandered on roads to nowhere, endless wars that do not make us safer, and bloated government agencies that should have been shut down long ago. A good example is the Transportation Security Administration, which, despite its $7 billion annual budget, has shown itself to be bumbling and ineffective.
And military drills are still being carried out on American soil under the pretext of training soldiers for urban warfare overseas. Southeastern Michigan, the site of one of the many military training drills taking place across the country this summer, has had Black Hawk helicopters buzzing its skies and soldiers dressed for combat doing night combat drills in abandoned buildings around the state.
In other words, freedom, or what’s left of it, is being threatened from every direction. The threats are of many kinds: political, cultural, educational, media, and psychological. However, as history shows us, freedom is not, on the whole, wrested from a citizenry. It is all too often given over voluntarily and for such a cheap price: safety, security, bread, and circuses.
This is part and parcel of the propaganda churned out by the government machine. That said, what we face today—mind manipulation and systemic violence—is not new. What is different are the techniques used and the large-scale control of mass humanity, coercive police tactics and pervasive surveillance. As we have seen with the erection of the electronic concentration camp, there is virtually no escaping the invisible prison surrounding us. Once upon a time, one could run and hide or duck into a cave, but that is no longer feasible as caves are quite scarce, and those running the camp have their eyes watching everything.
Moreover, we are presented with the illusion that we act of our own volition when most of the time we are being watched, prodded, and controlled. “The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative,” Aldous Huxley stated. “The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible.”
In fact, with the merger of the Internet and the corporate state, unless you are alert and aware, it will be increasingly difficult to discern the difference between freedom and enslavement. With the methods of mind manipulation available to the corporate state, the very nature of democratic government has been changed. Again, as Aldous Huxley writes:
[T]he quaint old forms—elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of nonviolent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial . . . Meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.
To many, the situation seems hopeless. But is it?
From the day you’re born until the day you die, the choices you exercise are very limited. You don’t choose to be born or choose what sex you are or who your parents are or where you live. When you are a child, you are told what to do, and when you enter school, you sit plastered to a desk and are taught what others demand you should know. Yes, the indoctrinating process begins on day one.
Then there are the rules, the endless rules. If you say the wrong word, write the wrong story or wear the wrong clothes, you can get thrown out of school or even arrested. You live where you are told and eat what others think you should eat. As you grow older, this list expands into employment, marriage and so on. In other words, your so-called reality is socially constructed. It is predetermined for you, and if you step out of line and disagree with what the current society deems proper, you will be ostracized. If you speak your mind to the governing authorities, you might find yourself behind bars.
The point is that in order to develop a compliant citizenry, people must be forced to live in a mental matrix of words, ideas, ideologies, and teachings that are designed to make us conform. “As the Matrix in the movie was used to facilitate the exploitation of humans,” writes author Henry H. Lindner, “so the current ideological Matrix was created for, and serves to exploit us, turning us into unthinking workers and consumers—slaves of the ruling elite who themselves are trapped in the Matrix.” In fact, “few of us are able to escape the Matrix. We do not even know it exists.”
For there to be any hope of real change, you’ll have to change how you think about yourself, your fellow human beings, freedom, society, and the government. This means freeing your mind, realizing the truth, and unlearning all the myths you have been indoctrinated with since the day you were able to comprehend language.
The following principles, taken from my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, may help any budding freedom fighters in the struggle to liberate themselves and our society.
First, we must come to grips with the reality that the present system does not foster freedom. It denies freedom and must be altered. “Our authoritarian system is based on cruelty and control—it increasingly drives natural love and feelings from our society and produces violence and greed,” Lindner recognizes. “Our society is deteriorating morally and intellectually. This system cannot be reformed.”
To start with, we must recognize that the government’s primary purpose is maintaining power and control. It’s an oligarchy composed of corporate giants wedded to government officials who benefit from the relationship. In other words, it is motivated by greed and exists to perpetuate itself. As George Orwell writes:
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. . . .. The object of power is power.
Second, voting is practically worthless. “In principle, it is a great privilege,” Aldous Huxley recognized. “In practice, as recent history has repeatedly shown, the right to vote, by itself, is no guarantee of liberty.”
We live in a secretive surveillance state that has virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. As Jordan Michael Smith, writing for the Boston Globe, concludes about the American government:
There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover for the real decisions made by the bureaucracy.
How many times have the various politicians, when running for office, lied about all they were going to do to bring hope and change to America? Once they get elected, what do they do? They do whatever the corporate powers want. Yes, the old boss is the same as the new boss. The maxim: power follows money.
Moreover, voting is a way to keep the citizenry pacified. However, many Americans intuitively recognize that something is wrong with the way the electoral process works and have withdrawn from the process. That’s why the government places so much emphasis on the reassurance ritual of voting. It provides the illusion of participation.
Third, question everything. Don’t assume anything government does is for the good of the citizenry. Again, that is not the purpose of modern government. It exists to perpetuate a regime. Remember the words of James Madison, considered the father of the U.S. Constitution: “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” Power corrupts. And as the maxim goes, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Fourth, materialism is a death knell to freedom. While it may be true that Americans are better off than citizens of other nations—we have jobs, food, entertainment, shopping malls, etc.—these are the trappings meant to anesthetize and distract us.
Like the dodo, any “bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded,” Huxley warned. “Same thing is true of human beings. If bread is supplied regularly and capaciously three times a day, many of them will be perfectly content to live by bread alone—or at least by bread and circuses alone.” Free as a bird, some say, but only if you’re willing to free your mind and sacrifice all for a dangerous concept—freedom.
In other words, the hope is that the cry of “‘give me television and hamburgers, but don’t bother me with the responsibilities of liberty,’ may give place, under altered circumstances, to the cry of ‘give me liberty or give me death.’” This is indeed dangerous freedom.
Fifth, there is little hope for any true resistance if you are mindlessly connected to the electronic concentration camp. Remember, what you’re being electronically fed by those in power is meant to pacify, distract, and control you. You can avoid mind manipulations to a large degree by greatly limiting your reliance on electronic devices—cell phones, laptops, televisions, and so on.
Sixth, an armed revolt will not work. Although we may have returned to a 1776 situation where we need to take drastic actions to restore freedom, this is not colonial America with its muskets and people’s armies. Local police departments have enough militarized firepower to do away with even a large-scale armed revolt. Even attempting to repel a SWAT team raid on your home is futile. You’ll get blown away.
Seventh, be wise and realize that there is power in numbers. Networks, coalitions, and movements can accomplish much—especially if their objectives are focused and practical—and they are very much feared by government authorities. That’s why the government is armed to the teeth and prepared to put down even small nonviolent protests.
Eighth, act locally but think nationally. The greatest impact can be had at local governing bodies such as city councils. Join together with friends and neighbors and start a Civil Liberties Oversight Committee. Regularly attend council meetings and demand that government corruption be brought under control and that police activities be brought under the scrutiny of local governing bodies and, thus, the citizenry.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, for example, police were involved in 39 shootings dating back to 2010. After a 2014 police shooting of an unarmed homeless man camped out in a public park, residents engaged in nonviolent acts of civil disobedience to disrupt the normal functioning of the city government and demand that the police department be brought under control. Community activists actually went so far as to storm a city council meeting and announce that they would be performing a citizens’ arrest of the police chief, charging him with “harboring fugitives from justice at the Albuquerque police department” and “crimes against humanity.”
In Davis County, California, in August 2014, after a public uproar over the growing militarization of local police, council members ordered the police to find a way of getting rid of the department’s newly acquired MRAP tank. One man at the council meeting was quoted as saying: “I would like to say I do not suggest you take this vehicle and send it out of Davis, I demand it.”
Ninth, local towns, cities and states can nullify or say “no” to federal laws that violate the rights and freedoms of the citizenry. In fact, several states have passed laws stating that they will not comply with the National Defense Authorization Act which allows for the military to indefinitely detain (imprison) American citizens. Again, when and if you see such federal laws passed, gather your coalition of citizens and demand that your local town council nullify such laws. If enough towns and cities across the country would speak truth to power in this way, we might see some positive movement from the federal governmental machine.
Tenth, understand what freedom is all about. “Who were the first persons to get the unusual idea that being free was not only a value to be cherished but the most important thing that someone can possess?” asks Professor Orlando Patterson. “The answer in a word: slaves.”
Freedom arose from the hearts and minds of those who realized that they were slaves. It became a primary passion of those who were victims of slavery.
Some Americans are beginning to realize that they are slaves and that if they don’t act soon, they will find themselves imprisoned in the electronic concentration camp indefinitely. Mind you, there may not be any chains hanging from the dungeon walls, but it is a prison nonetheless, and we are, without a doubt, inmates serving life sentences.