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March 12th, 2016 by olddog
Michael Gaddy is a political activist, writer and teacher who defends and teaches the Constitution as ratified (Originalist), our Bill of Rights and the tenets of our Declaration of Independence. He is constantly trying to understand why the great majority of people in this country are content being slaves to an unconstitutional, criminal government; a government that is systematically destroying the intent of the founders of this country and the culture that brought us Liberty and Individual Freedom. Dependent on readers in continuing this effort, please support his work by mail at: 404 West Main St. PMB 121, Cortez, CO 81321.
“It is forbidden to kill, therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets” ~Voltaire
On January 26, 2016, Robert LaVoy Finicum was murdered on a lonely stretch of highway in Oregon by as yet unnamed government employees. It was murder in the first degree for it meets all four of the legal tenets for such a crime.
Purposely. Lavoy Finicum, Ammon Bundy, Shawna Cox, Ryan Bundy, Victoria Sharp and others were purposely led into the aforementioned lonely stretch of highway in Oregon specifically to engage them in circumstances which favored the employees of the state while minimizing any form of defense or retaliation. There was obvious prior knowledge by employees of the state as to the direction and route the above parties would be traveling. (obvious plant inside) Thus, the stretch of highway that provided no cell phone service; the obviously pre-planned and set up roadblock; snipers deployed in the surrounding woods and the firing upon the vehicle(s) when no shots had been fired from those vehicles at the government employees. Going 70 mph on a public road to avoid being shot does not necessitate a death penalty. The employees of the state have no valid claims of self-defense.
Knowingly: This point is easily established by the previously mentioned facts in evidence. The employees of the government knowingly led the Bundys, Finicum and others into a pre-planned scenario complete with a roadblock which created the desired “kill zone.”
Recklessly: Government employees recklessly fired deadly weapons into the vehicle(s) containing people who at the time had no wants or warrants outstanding against them, nor were they fleeing the scene of a crime. Therefore, there existed no probable cause for the actions of members of law enforcement be they local, state or federal.
Negligently: there is a multitude of available evidence which indicates the entire operation conducted by law enforcement on that day was negligent in the extreme. Officers could have detained and questioned all involved—if that was their true intent—-which the planned roadblock and weapons fired into occupied vehicles proves otherwise. On numerous occasions, Bundy, Finicum and others were seen in and around town, even traveling to the airport where the FBI command post was located to engage the leadership there in conversation. Ammon even asked if any of the officers were LDS. (Mormons) A peaceful arrest could have occurred there or various other locations with little fanfare or shooting. But, acting out of pure negligence and malice aforethought, members of law enforcement opted instead for what became a deadly shootout with totally unnecessary loss of life and freedom. These acts on the part of these particular government employees were premeditated and designed to produce the desired outcome.
Legal charges which were made against Bundy and others retroactively did not constitute probable cause for the initiation of the stop or deadly force. Probable cause cannot be established ex post facto.
Every single bit of evidence provided by the so-called “authorities” in this crime further indicts their actions. The actions of the government employees are Prima facie evidence the desired end results were achieved as planned.
Someone was going to pay dearly for the egg on the face of the federal sheriffs that occurred in Bunkerville, Nevada in April of 2014. They reestablished their dominion and control over the masses by shooting LaVoy Finicum in the back at least twice, therefore taking his life. Shooting someone in the back is an act of total cowardice. The federal sheriffs have become characters not unlike Robert Ford of Jesse James fame. “It was a dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard…” Once in America it was seen as dishonorable to shoot anyone in the back, even a wanted criminal.
It appears the state sheriffs in Oregon who shot Lavoy in the back are having problems with some members of the SS death squad of the federal sheriffs (FBI Hostage, Rescue Team HRT) for shooting and missing LaVoy Finicum and then lying about shooting at all. Of course we remember the HRT who were deployed at the Weaver home in 1993, where again, another victim of tyranny was shot in the back (preferred tactic of cowards) this time 14 year-old Samuel Weaver with his mother Vicki shot in the face while holding her infant daughter shortly thereafter. Of course the FBI HRT member, one Lon Horiuchi, who shot the unarmed and infant toting Mrs. Weaver, would later plead the 5th Amendment when questioned about his cowardly act before the US Senate. Ironic is it not these federal sheriff assassins demand their constitutional rights when confronted with denying the right to life, liberty and happiness to others?
At some point in time the federal macho men are going to claim they were acting in accordance with the request of the governor of Oregon. But, again, that damned constitution is going to get in their way—-not really. Was the legislature of the state of Oregon in session when the Oregon governor asked for federal intervention? If not, was it possible to call them into session? Governor Kate Brown said on January 2, 2016:
[Federal officials] “must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable.”
“This spectacle of lawlessness must end, and until Harney County is free of it, I will not stop insisting that federal officials enforce the law.”
Liberty, Justice and the American people continue to pay a terrible price for electing people to high office who wouldn’t know the Constitution if they found it floating in their morning coffee. Article IV Section IV of said Constitution specifically states the legislature of a state, not the governor, is responsible for calling in the central government to deal with “domestic violence.” The governor cannot do so if the legislature is in session or can be called into session. Of course, with the collection of constitutionally ignorant air wasters currently serving in most state legislatures, the results probably would not have been much different.
The evidence the ambush of the Bundy/Finicum party was deliberately and precisely planned to end the way it did, with the exception the forces manning that ambush were resolved to take out as many people as they could, is irrefutable. This is corroborated by the number of shots fired at the vehicle after LaVoy Finicum had been shot in the back and lay dying, without help, in the snow.
The 18 year old lady who was in the vehicle at the time was released, without charges, even though her life was in constant jeopardy by government agents shooting indiscriminately into the vehicle where she was a passenger. She has a valid case of attempted murder against all the government agents present at that shooting. Don’t hold your breath.
There is the charge that LaVoy Finicum was reaching for a gun, and a gun conveniently appeared to support the government’s allegation. There is an issue here of course of whether he was reaching for that weapon or whether his was a reaction to having already been shot. A huge issue is that Finicum and the others in his vehicle had been fired on before he exited that vehicle. No one can deny for a moment that he exited his vehicle with his hands up.
LaVoy Finicum was shot in the back at least twice, according to the autopsy, a cowardly act by men in body armor, some cowering in fear behind cover. Economics Professor and columnist Walter E. Williams once asked and then answered his own question. The question was: How can you tell when your government is violating its authority? Professor William’s answer was most relevant to the subject of this Rant. It was: If the government is doing something, that if you did the same thing, you would go to jail, the government is acting outside its authority.
Apply this answer please to the ambush and death of LaVoy Finicum. Switch roles. If the government employees were to have been driving down the road and a group like the Bundys and others attempted to stop them, say for a citizen’s arrest, while standing armed on the side of the road and behind cover, and the government employees attempted to exit the obvious threat and failing to do so one of them exited his vehicle with his hands up and was promptly shot in the back and killed, would those who did so be charged with a crime?
If you believe, even for a nanosecond, that federal, state and local sheriffs have a right and subsequent immunity for doing what they did to LaVoy Finicum and the others sitting in prison, simply because they were acting under the color of authority, your proper place of residence should be in the old Soviet Union, Cambodia under Pol Pot or Nazi Germany. Any freedom and liberty that you experience is wasted on an undeserving dolt. Samuel Adams, a true and faithful Patriot to his death, had some words especially for you: “Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY
Michael is a political activist, writer and teacher who defends and teaches the Constitution as ratified (Originalist), our Bill of Rights and the tenets of our Declaration of Independence. He is constantly trying to understand why the great majority of people in this country are content being slaves to an unconstitutional, criminal government; a government that is systematically destroying the intent of the founders of this country and the culture that brought us Liberty and Individual Freedom. Dependent on readers in continuing this effort, please support his work by mail at: 404 West Main St. PMB 121, Cortez, CO 81321.
March 11th, 2016 by olddog
By Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt
important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate
have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.
In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Healthcare Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats,
and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain
economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net”
has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?
I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.
As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?
While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a
very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exalted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.
The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares.
This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.
For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean
up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.
Independent Media Is Fighting Disinformation: Declare Your Independence!
By Global Research
Global Research, March 10, 2016
Declare Your Independence! There can be no denying it: these are exciting and often troubling times, and changes are unfolding at unprecedented rates. Few can claim not to have knowledge of the widespread protests that have been rocking the globe, and indeed the word “revolution” is on many people’s lips. Sadly, the imperial war machine continues to rear its violent head in exponential proportion to worldwide demand for equality, justice and indeed peace itself.
We are witnessing large-scale unrest, entire populations who refuse to continue living in poverty and be exploited at the hands of a small ruling elite, who prosper while their nations flounder.
Does this pattern sound familiar? This, in fact, describes the undercurrents of populations not just in faraway countries; the spirit of resistance is bubbling up in our own backyards and across neighboring borders. In turn, mainstream media is doing its best to quell the revolutionary tide and keep the populations apathetic or else completely misguided.
So where should we be turning our focus? What possibilities do we have to organize, mobilize and inform ourselves?
6 years ago, Kevin Zeese wrote the following in a Global Research article:
“…We need independent media. Web based outlets like this one are a critical ingredient to the success of advocacy efforts. Like so many businesses in the United States, the media is controlled by concentrated group of corporations. A handful of companies own all the hundreds of television stations on your cable TV. The same is true of radio stations. More and more newspapers are part of syndicates. These conglomerates has resulted in homogenized that only reports a concentrated corporate perspective.” (Declare Your Independence! Independent Media, Independent Political Movements, Independent Electoral Activity, Global Research, July 3, 2010)
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March 7th, 2016 by olddog
By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
March 6, 2016
And With It – A Negative Interest Rate Policy
According to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew who recently signed and sealed America’s current audited financial statements, as of 2015 the United States has $3.2 trillion in assets.
As other corporations do, the United States also listed its liabilities: $21.5 trillion. One does not need to be a mathematical genius to figure out that America’s net worth is a negative $18.3 trillion. We have $3.2 trillion in assets minus $21.5 trillion in liabilities.
In 2014, our negative net worth was $17.7 trillion and in 2013 it was $16.8 trillion. In other words, the United States is bankrupt. If you or I had five or ten times more debt than we had in assets, we would be in bankruptcy court.
Another thing corporations do is have their annual financial statements audited by an independent source… usually one of the major accounting firms. The federal government’s annual financial statement is audited by the General Accounting Office (GAO). This is done so people will more readily trust the numbers provided in the financial statements. Though it is part of the government, the GAO maintains a certain independence from governmental control.
Re the 2015 financials, the GAO told the federal government that it was on “an unsustainable fiscal path.” They also said that the federal government (that would be Congress which approves spending, the President whose policies are reflected in money approved to be spent, and the Department of the Treasury which generates the financial statements) often fails to provide “reliable and complete financial information – both for individual federal entities and for the federal government as a whole.”
Anyone who has been awake and who listens to statistical data about unemployment, job creation, inflation, cost of living and other data could have told them that.
Most of us remember that the Department of Defense in 2015 announced that it had over the past 20 years “misplaced” $8.5 trillion of our money. That’s your money and my money… and our children’s and our grand-children’s and great grand-children’s money — and on and on for many generations.
Thus it will not surprise anyone to learn that the Defense Department was one of the government departments that failed to provide complete and accurate financial information for the financial statements. Until they find the missing $8.5 trillion, or until new people and procedures are put in place to track money spent, no additional funds should be sent to the DoD. Republican crowds attending presidential candidates’ functions loudly cheer when the words “rebuilding our military” are used. It does need to be rebuilt – but not until the system used to track costs has been audited and changed to keep honest records. If you’ll recall the day before 9/11, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that $3.1 trillion had been lost. To my knowledge, it’s never been found.
The GAO evaluated Social Security and Medicare and other programs wherein Congress has told the American people that reductions will be made to save the programs. GAO says the weaknesses (meaning errors) they found in the stated reductions total $27.9 trillion. That means we are in much worse financial shape than they are letting on – and the debt they willingly admit to defines bankruptcy without the detected errors.
There are those reading this article who will respond by saying “Oh, they’ll just print more money. Nothing will change.” There are many who won’t read this article who would respond that way if they did read it. They represent the “something for nothing” crowd. They simply cannot conceptualize the idea that irresponsible federal spending – mostly designed to buy the votes of the poor and the disenfranchised (and illegal aliens and other non-hegemonic portions of society as described by Antonio Gramsci) – has bankrupted this once healthy economy. They cannot see in their minds the idea that when you borrow something, it must some day, some way be repaid.
The truth is, they are about to stop printing money so those who say “they’ll just print more money to cover the debt” are wrong.
The truth is, your bank is about to stop paying you the pittance they’ve been paying for your deposit dollars, calling it “interest.” They are about to start charging you money for the money in your bank accounts. It’s already being done in Europe and other parts of the world.
Bank of Japan’s Governor Haruhiko Kuroda recently opted for negative interest rates. It is
not a new idea. In the 1970s the Swiss government implemented negative interest rates because its currency was driven up in value and was causing inflation. Sweden used negative interest rates in 2009-10. Denmark used the concept in 2012. In 2014, the European Central Bank implemented a negative interest rate policy.
What is about to descend on your head is Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP). NIRP means that banks, rather than paying you interest on your deposits, will charge you a fee (probably a percentage of your deposit amount) for managing your money.
“Managing my money?” you may ask. “I manage my money; not my bank.”
Your reaction is likely: “I’ll just take my money out of the bank.” No. You won’t. Why? Because they are about to remove currency – actual money – from the marketplace. I believe we are about to switch to a digital currency — and no, not Bitcoin.
Our economy is not recovering from the longest recession in history – some would call it a depression, but that would be too close to an honest assessment for this government to admit. The economy is going into a deflationary spin which would put us into a depression that would make the 1930s look like child’s play. When an economy deflates, there is no growth – no new business start-ups, no new jobs. People do not borrow and spend. Well, some people do – those who often have no alternative but credit cards to buy food and other survival items… like rent or car payments. People who use credit as a desperation move can seldom repay it and that does not bode well for the near-term future. There is a slowdown in real production of all kinds.
Until the 2007 economic debacle, we lived in an inflationary rather than a deflationary economy. During inflationary economies, people borrow money to invest in everything from the stock market to new business start-ups or company expansions. Consumers borrow to buy everything from cars and refrigerators to new homes and lawn mowers. Jobs are created even though the cost of everything is inflating. America’s horrendous debt burden combined with the real estate devaluation which led to the foreclosure debacle sent us into a deflationary period.
The Federal Reserve decided to fight deflation with an inflationary solution – quantitative easing – and it failed. Miserably failed. A lot of already rich people got richer, but no benefits to the economy or the people were realized. That’s the difference in crony capitalism and capitalism. This “mistake” was not an accident. It was planned.
When negative interest rates are imposed, it is a desperation move to avoid the failed government policies that have pushed the world into non-repayable debt. The greed of central banks worldwide has led to the coming demise of that system. The Keynesian model has proven to be a failed system. The central banks tried zero interest rates, then quantitative easing, and now negative interest rates. Nothing has worked. Hail Mary passes seldom do. In his book Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, Jim Rickards envisions the emergence of a world central bank as a result of central bank follies internationally.
I believe Rickards is correct. I further believe it has been the plan from the start. People tend to forget that for ten years I have been saying the objective of those seeking one world government is to put in place a world economic system because until that happens it is impossible to implement one world government. Once the international economic system is in place, creating a world government is child’s play. All that needs to be done once world monetary issues have been defined and implemented is which nations control which land.
To review, we have a nation that is bankrupt thanks to irresponsible and greed-based policies which utilized a zero-based Federal Reserve funds cost and that failed, quantitative easing which failed to stimulate the economy, and the powers that be will now very likely implement NIRP – negative interest rates on funds deposited in America’s banks… which will also fail. It is intended to fail.
Why is it intended to fail? There is little doubt in my mind that many who read this will call me a conspiracy nut. They called me that when in 2006 I predicted (in writing) the derivative mess, the 2007 resultant foreclosure mess that would result from MERS, the 2008 stupidity of zero-based central bank lending rates, TARP and quantitative easing, and now what I think they are about to do: The cashless society.
What is a cashless society? Here is a link to an article about the cashless society recently implemented in Ecuador. What negative interest rate policies will lead to is precisely what they have implemented (perhaps as a test?) in Ecuador.
Like everything else “they” do, this has been tested in various ways. The debit card issued to those receiving welfare benefits was part of the testing process. It was begun in the late 1990s. This article explains how it all began.
Rather than issuing a check or directly depositing welfare funds into a checking account, an amount is credited onto a computer system – we can call it “cybercash,” — no real cash involved. It’s just digital money. It can be overseen by banks (though independent banks will fall by the wayside) or it can be overseen by the Department of the Treasury… or even the Federal Reserve System. The recipient of the funds uses the debit card to pay for food, clothes, etc. If it sounds like the government controls what may be purchased with the card that is correct. And now they are ready to expand the program from welfare recipients to you.
Bitcoin, another form of cybercash, was part of the test. Would people accept and use a non-currency form of “money”? Not only did they accept it, it took off like a rocket… until (as I said would happen) some controls were put in place that limited the use of Bitcoin and its stock fell in value as rapidly as it had risen. The test was a huge success.
There will be no cash. If you leave a tip for a waitress, it will have to be placed on the signed receipt which will be deducted from your bank account… or placed on a credit card. Your bank will automatically transfer your tip to the waitress to her bank account… and she will pay taxes on it. If you pay someone for mowing your lawn, it will be via check (no cash) or credit card (or your checking account debit card)… and it will be automatically placed in the mower’s bank account… and he or she will pay taxes on it. When you buy groceries, you will use a check, credit card, or the debit card. The government will have a complete record of your purchases (including cigarettes, alcohol, and other highly personal articles).
I repeat, there will be no cash. Everything you buy or sell will be done via your bank account and it will be tracked for tax purposes. If you can see a clear road to a barter system and an active black market, you’ve got the idea of what I’m explaining.
As I said, it is a desperation move made by a failed central banking system the greed of which convinced those who run it to believe the debt era could last forever.
If this does not give you a clear picture of just how far over the cliff the United States economy is, nothing will. Go to the beginning of this article and read about our debt. Read the article about the cashless society in Ecuador. Then prepare for the only logical future that can result from these economic circumstances. Start a new business that lends itself to being a good source for bartering for food, clothes and shoes.
NIRP and the cashless society will be about as successful as quantitative easing was. If you are prepared, you will make it through. If you are not prepared, you will curse yourself for not paying more attention.
© 2016 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved
Want to have a yard sale? FORGET IT!, unless you have a connected card swiper, or use your cell phone. Want to do some bartering (Trading) FORGET IT! That’s a transaction and must be recorded,,,and Taxed! Want to buy a gun? FORGET IT! That will be illegal and or, up to the Banks discretion, as they will have the power to choose who sells what! IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL FOLKS! Big Brother wants to know about everything you do, say, and think. The street hookers will starve. The hunters will starve. The crooks will starve, just think how many cops they will lay off to prevent anything they call a crime. In the future anything you do to hide your actions, or thoughts, will be a capital offense. The detectives will starve because Uncle Sam will already know everything everyone does. BINGO, GAME OVER! NOW, WILL YOU FINALLY GET OFF YOUR ASS AND FIGHT BACK????? Or are you stupid enough to think they are doing this for our own good?
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March 5th, 2016 by olddog
By Winter Trabex.
For the first few years of America’s existence, the country did not have a Constitution. Rather, it had the Articles of Confederation. The Articles specified that most government power would be given to the individual states. In fact, the push for state’s rights under the Articles was so strong that the following was written in it:
“Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated.”
This is a far cry from today’s federal government that presumes to reverse decisions made at a state level. Rather than treating state as an independent nation, it appears that today’s government treats each state as a satellite nation- each one having no right to secede from the union as a whole.
Though the colonies joined together for common cause in the American Revolution, the notion that they were allowed to leave the union they had voluntarily joined faded from memory until it was readily accepted that each state was a part of the country no matter what.
The Articles of Confederation lasted for seven years from the date of its ratification to the date when the Constitution replaced it. Now, adoption of the Constitution was a very tricky process. From the beginning of the Constitution’s introduction to the several states, two factions debated through public newspapers whether there should be a strong national government (they were called Federalists) or whether a strong national government presented a danger to the country (they were called the Anti-Federalists). Each side had their own respective viewpoints.
The primary reason to establish a federal government in the first place was to protect the country from foreign powers attempting to wage war upon it. Although George Washington (among others) would later declare that the United States would not be entangled with foreign alliances, the need for citizens to protect themselves against the cannons of King George (for example) was very real. In those days, European nations went to war with each other at the drop of a hat. Those who envisioned a national government also envisioned it as a bulwark against foreign invasion.
On the other hand, if the Anti-Federalists were concerned about foreign invasion, they did not use it as their central argument during 1788 and 1789 when articles in the newspaper appeared under the pseudonym “Brutus.”
Much of what happened in the Constitutional Convention had already given the citizens of the new nation cause for concern. The Convention met in secret in Philadelphia. The document they drafted was not offered to the American public until after its completion. The states could decide to ratify it or not; however, they had no say in what its content might be. They could only reject it.
Even worse, the Constitution only needed nine out of thirteen states to be ratified. If four states dissented, they would be forced to accept the Constitution whether they liked it or not.
Changing the Constitution was a difficult matter, as well. People could neither change it good or for bad easily. From the beginning, the mechanism of the Constitution’s amending introduced a slow, inefficient process that once more allowed most people in the country to only say yes or no to a proposed change.
Later, it would prove that, after the passage of tariff known as the Tariff of Abominations in 1828, no country would be allowed to leave the union. South Carolina hated the tariff. The state was on the point of seceding from the union only to discover that President Andrew Jackson was ready to invade South Carolina with the American army just to keep a group of dissenters in line. In this way, it may be observed that the nation of America (whatever form it has taken) has always leaned towards being an oligarchical nation. It was established as a nation where a select few people in power made the most important decisions of their day.
It was, and always has been, a nation where disagreement with nationally-accepted policy has been repressed- sometimes by violent force. Those who sought a benevolent government whose primary function would be to ensure the safety and happiness of its citizens failed to understand the basic nature of government power.
Shortly after the Constitution was ratified, a series of events called the Whiskey Rebellion began under President George Washington in 1791. Washington’s government instituted a whiskey tax as a means of attempting to pay the federal debt. The tax has been attributed to the Federalist, Alexander Hamilton. Despite all the flowery words that Hamilton himself used under the pseudonym “Publius” (he wrote 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers), he soon began doing the opposite of what he suggested the government might do.
Rather than protecting people and ensuring their happiness, he helped created a program whereby citizens would have part of their earnings stolen from them- for it must be admitted that taxation is theft, whether it occurs with or without the consent of the taxed. Thus it was that Lysander Spooner, many decades later, declared the Constitution unfit to exist.
The American government had first abrogated the original system upon which everyone could agree- and which people ignored whenever possible. Thus it was that, in spite of their noble intentions, the leaders of the French Revolution found something unexpected when they based their new Constitution off the American version: the Constitution itself did not secure the liberty of the citizens who were expected to live under its laws. Nor was there ever any reason for any President or Congress to restrain himself by following the Constitution.
As the Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated, the power of the government to enforce its edicts came from the power of its weaponry. Without imposing the threat of violence upon citizens, no government in the world can enforce its laws. Those laws will be ignored by a citizenry that has no reason to fear their leaders.
Today, America’s traditional oligarchical society has become ever more repressive and brutal. It has discovered, as many other governments have discovered, that it is only capable of using violent force to get what it wants. The more it has to struggle to get what it wants, the more violence it uses. Those who claim that the government should follow the Constitution has missed the point entirely: laws are unwritten and arbitrary as long as the enforcers of those laws rely on firearms and ammunition to see their will be done.
For all intents and purposes, the Constitution does not exist in America. Nor does it exist in any other nation. There is, and only ever has been, a select few intimidating entire populations. As long as this is the case- and history proves that it has never been otherwise- the existence of a government should not be permitted under any circumstances. As long as government power continues to be the power of violence, it will continue making things worse and worse until it collapses from its own ponderous weight.
I’ve said before and will say again that ALL GOVERNMENTS EXIST FOR 2 PURPOSES:
2)CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE AND THE MONEY
And it does both these things via FORCE
March 1st, 2016 by olddog
Illuminism and the master plan for world domination
By: David Allen Rivera, 1994, source: darivera.com
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CFR Influence in Government, Media and Business
The pervasive influence of CFR members over all aspects of society
• CFR Influence in the U.S. Government
• CFR Influence in Education and the Media
• CFR Affiliated Organizations and Corporations
• The Brookings Institution
• The Committee for Economic Development
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CFR Influence in the U.S. Government
From 1928-72, nine out of twelve Republican Presidential nominees were CFR members. From 1952-72, CFR members were elected four out of six times. During three separate campaigns, both the Republican and Democratic nominee were, or had been a member. Since World War II, practically every Presidential candidate, with the exception of Johnson, Goldwater, and Reagan, have been members.
In Sen. Barry Goldwater’s 1979 memoir, With No Apologies, he wrote: “When a new President comes on board, there is a great turnover in personnel but no change in policy.” That’s because CFR members have held almost every key position in every Administration, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
During that period, every Secretary of State (with the exception of Cordell Hull, James F. Byrnes, and William Rogers) has been a member. Every Secretary of Defense from the Truman Administration up to the Clinton Administration (with the exception of Melvin Laird) has been a member. Since 1920, most of the Treasury Secretaries have been members; and since the Eisenhower Administration, nearly all of the National Security Advisors have been members.
Curtis Dall wrote in his book, FDR: My Exploited Father-in-Law:
“For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the USA. But, he didn’t. Most of his thoughts, his political ‘ammunition’ as it were, were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR / One World money group.”
The position of Supreme Allied Commander of NATO has usually been held by CFR members, including:
• Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
• Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway
• Gen. Alfred M. Groenther
• Gen. Lauris Norstad
• Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer
• Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster
• Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Most of the superintendents at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point have been CFR members.
Harry S. Truman Administration
• Dean Acheson (Secretary of State)
• Robert Lovett (Secretary of State and later Secretary of Defense)
• W. Averell Harriman (Marshall Plan Administrator)
• John J. McCloy (High Commissioner to Germany)
• George Kennan (State Department advisor)
• Charles Bohlen (State Department advisor).
Dwight Eisenhower Administration
When CFR member Dwight Eisenhower became President, he appointed six CFR members to his Cabinet, and twelve to positions of ‘Under Secretary’:
• John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State, an in-law to the Rockefellers who was a founding member of the CFR, past Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
• Allen Dulles (head of the OSS operation in Switzerland during World War II, who became Director of the CIA and President of the CFR)
• Robert B. Anderson (Secretary of the Treasury)
• Lewis Strauss (Secretary of Commerce)
John F. Kennedy Administration
When CFR member John F. Kennedy became President, 63 of the 82 names on his list of prospective State Department officials were CFR members. John Kenneth Galbraith said: “Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.” Among the more notable members in his Administration:
• Dean Rusk (Secretary of State)
• C. Douglas Dillon (Secretary of the Treasury)
• Adlai Stevenson (U.N. Ambassador)
• John McCone (CIA Director)
• W. Averell Harriman (Ambassador-at-Large)
• John J. McCloy (Disarmament Administrator)
• Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
• John Kenneth Galbraith (Ambassador to India)
• Edward R. Murrow (head of the U.S. Information Agency)
• Arthur H. Dean (head of the U.S. Delegation to the Geneva Disarmament Conference)
• Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Special White House Assistant and noted historian)
• Thomas K. Finletter (Ambassador to NATO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
• George Ball (Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs)
• McGeorge Bundy (Special Assistant for National Security who went on to head the Ford Foundation)
• Robert McNamara (Secretary of Defense)
• Robert F. Kennedy (Attorney General)
• Paul H. Nitze (Assistant Secretary of Defense)
• Charles E. Bohlen (Assistant Secretary of State)
• Walt W. Rostow (Deputy National Security Advisor)
• Roswell Gilpatrick (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
• Henry Fowler (Under Secretary of State)
• Jerome Wiesner (Special Assistant to the President)
• Angier Duke (Chief of Protocol).
Lyndon B. Johnson Administration
• Roswell Gilpatrick (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
• Walt W. Rostow (Special Assistant to the President)
• Hubert H. Humphrey (Vice-President)
• Dean Rusk (Secretary of State)
• Henry Fowler (Secretary of the Treasury)
• George Ball (Under Secretary of State)
• Robert McNamara(Secretary of Defense)
• Paul H. Nitze (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
• Alexander B. Trowbridge (Secretary of Commerce)
• William McChesney Martin (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board)
• Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor (Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Board)
Richard M. Nixon Administration
Nixon appointed over 100 CFR members to serve in his Administration, including:
• George Ball (Foreign Policy Consultant to the State Department)
• Dr. Harold Brown (General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the senior member of the U.S. delegation for SALT talks with Russia)
• Dr. Arthur Burns (Chairman of the Federal Reserve)
• C. Fred Bergsten (Operations Staff of the National Security Council)
• C. Douglas Dillon (General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
• Richard N. Cooper (Operations Staff of the National Security Council)
• Gen. Andrew I. Goodpaster (Supreme Allied Commander in Europe)
• John W. Gardner (Board of Directors, National Center for Volunteer Action)
• Elliot L. Richardson (Under Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General; and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare)
• David Rockefeller (Task Force on International Development)
• Nelson A. Rockefeller (head of the Presidential Mission to Ascertain the Views of Leaders in the Latin America Countries)
• Rodman Rockefeller (Member of the Advisory Council for Minority Enterprise)
• Dean Rusk (General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
• Gerald Smith (Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
• Cyrus Vance (General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
• Richard Gardner (member of the Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy)
• Sen. Jacob K. Javits (Representative to the 24th Session of the General Assembly of the U.N.)
• Henry A. Kissinger (Secretary of State and Harvard professor who was Rockefeller’s personal adviser on foreign affairs openly advocating a “New World Order”)
• Henry Cabot Lodge (Chief Negotiator of the Paris Peace Talks [Vietnam war])
• Douglas MacArthur II (Ambassador to Iran)
• John J. McCloy (Chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
• Paul H. Nitze (senior member of the U.S. delegation for the talks with Russia on SALT)
• John Hay Whitney (member of the Board of Directors for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
• George P. Shultz (Secretary of the Treasury)
• William Simon (Secretary of Treasury)
• Stanley R. Resor (Secretary of the Army)
• William E. Colby (Director of the CIA)
• Peter G. Peterson (Secretary of Commerce)
• James Lynn (Housing Secretary)
• Paul McCracken (chief economic aide)
• Charles Yost (U.N. Ambassador)
• Harlan Cleveland (NATO Ambassador)
• Jacob Beam (USSR Ambassador)
• David Kennedy (Secretary of Treasury).
Gerald R. Ford Administration
When CFR member Gerald Ford became President, among some of the other CFR members:
• William Simon (Secretary of Treasury)
• Nelson Rockefeller (Vice-President)
Jimmy Carter Administration
President Carter (who became a CFR member in 1983) appointed over 60 CFR members to serve in his Administration:
• Walter Mondale (Vice-President)
• Zbigniew Brzezinski (National Security Advisor)
• Cyrus R. Vance (Secretary of State)
• W. Michael Blumenthal (Secretary of Treasury)
• Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense)
• Stansfield Turner (Director of the CIA)
• Gen. David Jones (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
Ronald Reagan Administration
There were 75 CFR and Trilateral Commission members under President Reagan:
• Alexander Haig (Secretary of State)
• George Shultz (Secretary of State)
• Donald Regan (Secretary of Treasury)
• William Casey (CIA Director)
• Malcolm Baldridge (Secretary of Commerce)
• Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick (U.N. Ambassador)
• Frank C. Carlucci (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
• William E. Brock (Special Trade Representative)
George H. W. Bush Administration
During his 1964 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas, George Bush said: “If Red China should be admitted to the U.N., then the U.N. is hopeless and we should withdraw.” In 1970, as Ambassador to the U.N., he pushed for Red China to be seated in the General Assembly. When Bush was elected, the CFR member became the first President to publicly mention the “New World Order” and had in his Administration nearly 350 CFR and Trilateral Commission members:
• Brent Scowcroft (National Security Advisor)
• Richard B. Cheney (Secretary of Defense)
• Colin L. Powell (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
• William Webster (Director of the CIA)
• Richard Thornburgh (Attorney General)
• Nicholas F. Brady (Secretary of Treasury)
• Lawrence S. Eagleburger (Deputy Secretary of State)
• Horace G. Dawson, Jr. (U.S. Information Agency and Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights)
• Alan Greenspan (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board)
Bill Clinton Administration
When CFR member Bill Clinton was elected, Newsweek magazine would later refer to him as the “New Age President.” In October, 1993, Richard Harwood, a Washington Post writer, in describing the Clinton Administration, said its CFR membership was “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States”.
• Albert Gore, Jr. (Vice-President)
• Donna E. Shalala (Secretary of Health and Human Services)
• Laura D. Tyson (Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors)
• Alice M. Rivlin (Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget)
• Madeline K. Albright (U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.)
• Warren Christopher (Secretary of State)
• Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. (Deputy Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation)
• Les Aspin (Secretary of Defense)
• Colin Powell (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)
• W. Anthony Lake (National Security Advisor)
• George Stephanopoulos (Senior Advisor)
• Samuel R. ‘Sandy’ Berger (Deputy National Security Advisor)
• R. James Woolsey (CIA Director)
• William J. Crowe, Jr. (Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board)
• Lloyd Bentsen (former member, Secretary of Treasury)
• Roger C. Altman (Deputy Secretary of Treasury)
• Henry G. Cisneros (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
• Bruce Babbit (Secretary of the Interior)
• Peter Tarnoff (Under Secretary of State for International Security of Affairs)
• Winston Lord (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
• Strobe Talbott (Aid Coordinator to the Commonwealth of Independent States)
• Alan Greenspan (Chairman of the Federal Reserve System)
• Walter Mondale (U.S. Ambassador to Japan)
• Ronald H. Brown (Secretary of Commerce)
• Franklin D. Raines (Economics and International Trade).
George W. Bush Administration
• Richard Cheney (Vice President, former Secretary of Defense under President G.H.W. Bush)
• Colin Powell (Secretary of State, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Clinton)
• Condoleeza Rice (National Security Advisor, former member of President Bush’s National Security Council)
• Robert B. Zoellick (U.S. Trade Representative, former Under Secretary of State in the Bush administration)
• Elaine Chao (Secretary of Labor)
• Brent Scowcroft (Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, former National Security Advisor to President Bush)
• Richard Haass (Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at Large)
• Henry Kissinger (Pentagon Defense Policy Board, former Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford)
• Robert Blackwill (U.S. Ambassador to India, former member of President Bush’s National Security Council)
• Stephen Friedman (Sr. White House Economic Advisor)
• Stephen Hadley (Deputy National Security Advisor, former Assistant Secretary of Defense under Cheney)
• Richard Perle (Chairman of Pentagon Defense Policy Board, former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration)
• Paul Wolfowitz (Assistant Secretary of Defense, former Assistant Secretary of State in the Reagan administration and former Under Secretary of Defense in the Bush administration)
• Dov S. Zakheim (Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, former Under Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration)
• I. Lewis Libby (Chief of Staff for the Vice President, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense).
The Christian Science Monitor said that “almost half of the Council members have been invited to assume official government positions or to act as consultants at one time or another.”
CFR Influence in Education and the Media
The Council accepts only American citizens, and has a membership of about 3,600, including influential bankers, corporate officers, and leading government officials who have been significantly affecting domestic and foreign policy for the past 30 years. Every [recent] member had been handpicked by David Rockefeller, who heads the inner circle of the CFR.
Some of the CFR directors have been:
• Walter Lippman (1932-37)
• Adlai Stevenson (1958-62)
• Cyrus Vance (1968-76, 1981-87)
• Zbigniew Brzezinski (1972-77)
• Robert O. Anderson (1974-80)
• Paul Volcker (1975-79)
• Theodore M. Hesburgh (1926-85)
• Lane Kirkland (1976-86)
• George H.W. Bush (1977-79)
• Henry Kissinger (1977-81)
• David Rockefeller (1949-85)
• George Shultz (1980-88)
• Alan Greenspan (1982-88)
• Brent Scowcroft (1983-89)
• Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick (1985- )
• Warren M. Christopher (1982-91)
• Richard Cheney (1987-89)
Some of the College Presidents that have been CFR members:
• Michael I. Sovern (Columbia University)
• Frank H. T. Rhodes (Cornell University)
• John Brademus (New York University)
• Alice S. Ilchman (Sarah Lawrence College)
• Theodore M. Hesburgh (Notre Dame University)
• Donald Kennedy (Stanford University)
• Benno J. Schmidt, Jr. (Yale University)
• Hanna Holborn Gray (University of Chicago)
• Stephen Muller (Johns Hopkins University)
• Howard R. Swearer (Brown University)
• Donna E. Shalala (University of Wisconsin)
• John P. Wilson (Washington and Lee University).
Among the members of the media who have been in the CFR:
• William Paley (CBS)
• Dan Rather (CBS)
• Harry Reasoner (CBS)
• Roone Arledge (ABC)
• Bill Moyers (NBC)
• Tom Brokaw (NBC)
• John Chancellor (NBC)
• Marvin Kalb (CBS)
• Irving Levine
• David Brinkley (ABC)
• John Scali
• Barbara Walters (ABC)
• William Buckley (PBS, National Review)
• George Stephanopoulos
• Daniel Schorr (CBS)
• Robert McNeil (PBS)
• Jim Lehrer (PBS)
• Diane Sawyer
• Hodding Carter III
Some of the major newspapers, news services and media groups that have been controlled or influenced by the CFR:
• New York Times (Sulzbergers, James Reston, Max Frankel, Harrison Salisbury)
• Washington Post (Frederick S. Beebe, Katherine Graham, Osborne Elliott)
• Wall Street Journal
• Boston Globe
• Baltimore Sun
• Chicago Sun-Times
• L.A. Times Syndicate
• Houston Post
• Minneapolis Star-Tribune
• Arkansas Gazette
• Des Moines Register and Tribune
• Louisville Courier
• Associated Press
• United Press International
• Reuters News Service
• Gannett Co. (publisher of USA Today and 90 other daily papers plus 40 weeklies; and also owns 15 radio stations, 8 TV stations, and 40,000 billboards).
In 1896, Aldolph Ochs bought the New York Times, with the financial backing of J.P. Morgan (CFR), August Belmont (Rothschild agent), and Jacob Schiff (of Kuhn, Loeb and Co.). It later passed to the control of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who was also a CFR member. Eugene Meyer, a CFR member, bought the Washington Post in 1933. [It was later] run by his daughter, Katherine Graham, also a member of the CFR.
Some of the magazines that have been controlled or influenced by the CFR:
• Time, Inc. founded by CFR member Henry Luce and Hedley Donovan, which publishes Time, Fortune, Life, Money, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Sports Illustrated
• Newsweek (owned by the Washington Post, W. Averell Harriman, Roland Harriman, and Lewis W. Douglas)
• Business Week
• U.S. News and World Report
• Saturday Review
• National Review
• Reader’s Digest
• Atlantic Monthly
• Harper’s Magazine
Some of the publishers that have been controlled or influenced by the CFR:
• Random House
• Simon & Schuster
• Harper Brothers
• Harper & Row
• Yale University Press
• Little Brown & Co.
• Viking Press
• Cowles Publishing.
CFR Affiliated Organizations and Corporations
G. Gordon Liddy, former Nixon staffer, who later became a talk show pundit, laughed off the idea of a “New World Order”, saying that there are so many different organizations working toward their own goals of a one-world government, that they cancel each other out. Not the case. You have seen that their tentacles are very far reaching, as far as the government and the media. However, as outlined below, you will see that the CFR has a heavy cross membership with many groups; as well as a cross membership among the directorship of many corporate boards, and this is a good indication that their efforts are concerted.
Some of the organizations and think-tanks that have been controlled or influenced by the CFR:
• Brookings Institute
• RAND Corporation
• American Assembly
• Foreign Policy Association (co-founded by CFR member Raymond Fosdick)
• World Affairs Council
• Business Advisory Council
• Committee for Economic Development
• National Foreign Trade Council
• National Bureau of Economic Research
• National Association of Manufacturers
• National Industrial Conference Board
• Americans for Democratic Action
• Hudson Institute
• Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
• Institute for Defense Analysis
• World Peace Foundation
• United Nations Association
• National Planning Association
• Center for Inter-American Relations
• Free Europe Committee
• Atlantic Council of the U.S. (founded in 1961 by CFR member Christian Herter)
• Council for Latin America
• National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
• African-American Institute
• Middle East Institute
Some of the many companies that have been controlled or influenced by the CFR:
• Morgan, Stanley
• Kuhn, Loeb
• Lehman Brothers
• Bank of America
• Chase Manhattan Bank
• J. P. Morgan and Co.
• First National City Bank
• Brown Brothers, Harriman and Co.
• Bank of New York
• Chemical Bank
• Bankers Trust of New York
• Manufacturers Hanover
• Morgan Guaranty
• Merrill Lynch
• Equitable Life
• New York Life
• Metropolitan Life
• Mutual of New York
• Prudential Insurance
• Phillips Petroleum
• Atlantic-Richfield (Arco)
• Xerox Corporation
• General Electric
• ITT Corporation
• Dow Chemical
• E. I. du Pont
• BMW of North America
• Toyota Motor Corporation
• General Motors
• Ford Motor Company
• U.S. Steel
• Proctor and Gamble
• Johnson and Johnson
• Estee Lauder
• Avon Products
• R. J. R. Nabisco
• R. H. Macy
• Federated Department Stores
• Gimbel Brothers
• J. C. Penney Company
• Sears, Roebuck and Company
• May Department Stores
• Allied Stores
• American Express
• Coca Cola
• Bristol-Myers Squibb
• Hilton Hotels
• American Airlines
In September, 1922, when the CFR began publishing its quarterly magazine, Foreign Affairs, the editorial stated that its purpose was “to guide American opinion.” By 1924, it had “established itself as the most authoritative American review dealing with international relations.” This highly influential magazine has been the leading publication of its kind, and has a circulation of over 75,000. Reading this publication can be highly informative as to the views of its members. For instance, the Spring, 1991 issue, called for a U.N. standing army, consisting of military personnel from all the member nations, directly under the control of the U.N. Security Council.
A major source of their funding (since 1953), stems from providing a “corporate service” to over 100 companies for a minimum fee of $1,000, that furnishes subscribers with inside information on what is going on politically and financially, both internationally and domestically; by providing free consultation, use of their extensive library, a subscription to Foreign Affairs, and by holding seminars on reports and research done for the Executive branch. They also publish books and pamphlets, and have regular dinner meetings to allow speakers and members to present positions, award study fellowships to scholars, promote regional meetings and stage round-table discussion meetings.
Since the Council on Foreign Relations has been able to infiltrate our government, it is no wonder that our country has been traveling on the course that it has. The moral, educational and financial decline of this nation has been no accident. It has been due to a carefully contrived plot on behalf of these conspirators, who will be satisfied with nothing less than a one-world government. And it is coming to that. As each year goes by, the momentum is picking up, and it is becoming increasingly clear, what road our government is taking. The proponents of one-world government are becoming less secretive, as evidenced by George Bush’s talk of a “New World Order.” The reason for that is that they feel it is too late for their plans to be stopped. They have become so entrenched in our government, our financial structure, and our commerce, that they probably do control this country, if not the world. In light of this, it seems that it will be only a matter of time before their plans are fully implemented.
The Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution was established by St. Louis tycoon and philanthropist, Robert Somers Brookings (1850-1932). At the age of 21, Brookings had become a partner in Cupples and Marston (a manufacturer of woodenware and cordage), which, ten years later, under his leadership, expanded and flourished. In 1896, at the age of 46, he retired to devote his duties towards higher education, and became President of Washington University’s Board of Trustees, which, through the next twenty years, turned into a major university.
He was one of the original Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a consultant to the Commission on Economy and Efficiency during the Taft Administration. In 1917, he was appointed to President Wilson’s War Industries Board which had the responsibility of receiving and distributing the supplies needed by the military, later becoming Chairman of its Price Fixing Committee responsible for negotiating prices for all goods purchased by the Allied governments, which gave him a key role in the Wilson Administration.
At the age of 70, he took over the leadership of the Institute for Government Research (IGR), founded by lawyer and economist Frederick A. Cleveland in 1916, and raised $750,000 from 92 corporations and a dozen private citizens to get it moving. Their first project was to push for legislation creating a federal budget, which was successful. The first U.S. Budget Director, under President Harding, was Charles G. Dawes, who relied heavily on the IGR’s staff. The Institute was also involved in civil service reform legislation in the 1920’s. Among their members: Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft (who was Chief Justice from 1921-30, after his Presidential term), Herbert Hoover (President, 1929-32), and Elihu Root.
Brookings decided that economics was the biggest issue, and not the administrative aspects that the Institute was covering, so in June, 1922, with a $1,650,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation, he established the Institute of Economics to represent the interests of the labor unions and the general public. In 1924, he established the Robert S. Brookings School of Economics and Government (an outgrowth of Washington University in St. Louis), to allow doctoral students to spend time in Washington, D.C. to work on the staffs of the IGR and the Institute of Economics.
In 1927, he merged all three organizations to form the Brookings Institution, whose purpose was to train future government officials. He put $6 million, and 36 years of his life, into the nonpartisan, nonprofit center, which analyze government problems, and issue statistical reports. They produce an annual report, Setting National Priorities, which analyzes the President’s budget.
Their headquarters is an eight story building, eight blocks from the White House, at 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. They have a staff of about 250, including about 45 senior fellows and 19 research associates. Salaries go as high a $40,000 a year.
After serving close to ten years in the State Department, Leo Pasvolsky returned to the Brookings Institution in 1946, along with six other members of the State Department. With the financial backing of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Mellon Trust, Pasvolsky initiated an International Studies Group which developed the basis for the Marshall Plan to aid the European war recovery efforts.
In 1951, the Chicago Tribune said that the Brookings Institution had created an “elaborate program of training and indoctrination in global thinking,” and that most of its scholars wind up as policy makers in the State Department. Truman was the first President to turn to them for help. In 1941, he named Brookings Vice President Edwin Nouse as the first Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Kennedy and Johnson appointed many of their members to key posts. Carter’s foreign policy became a resting place for the many of the group’s recommendations.
President Johnson said that the purpose of his ‘Great Society’ legislation was to “try to take all of the money that we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the ‘haves’ and give it to the ‘have-nots’ that need it so much.” Ralph Epperson, author of The Unseen Hand, one of the best books about the Master Conspiracy, said that Johnson was a “closet Communist.”
Another well-known researcher, John Coleman, said that the Brookings Institution had developed and drafted the Great Society programs which were
“in every detail, simply lifted from Fabian Socialist papers drawn up in England. In some instances, Brookings did not even bother to change the titles of the Fabian Society papers. Once such instance was using ‘Great Society,’ which was taken directly from a Fabian Socialist paper from the same title.”
After Socialist leader Eugene Debs died in 1926, Socialist Norman Thomas, who graduated from and was ordained by the Union Theological Seminary, became the leader of the Socialist Party, running for President six times. Thomas was happy with Johnson’s vision and said: “I ought to rejoice and I do. I rub my eyes in amazement and surprise. His war on poverty is a Socialistic approach…”
Republicans regard the Brookings Institution as the “Democratic government-in-exile,” yet, Nixon appointed Herbert Stein, a Brookings scholar, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. The Nixon Administration, who at one time had considered bombing the Brookings Institution in order to allow the FBI to seize their documents, had considered the idea of a “Brookings Institution for Republicans” to offset the liberalism of Brookings. They thought of calling it the Institute for an Informed America, or the Silent Majority Institute. E. Howard Hunt, of Watergate fame, was to be its first Director, but he wanted to turn it into a center for covert political activity.
The role of the “conservative Brookings” was taken by an existing research center called the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, which was founded in 1943 by Louis H. Brown (Chairman of the Board at Johns-Manville Corporation), to promote free enterprise ideas. During the early sixties, they shortened their name to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and later received a lot of financial support during the Nixon and Ford Administrations, when the organization became a pool from which they drew their advisors. When Carter was elected, the AEI became a haven for many Republican officials, including President Gerald Ford, and William E. Simon, the Secretary of Treasury.
The Committee for Economic Development
In 1941, Paul Gray Hoffman, President of the Studebaker Company and a Trustee of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Maynard Hutchins and William Benton, the University’s President and Vice President, organized the American Policy Commission to apply the work of the University’s scholars and economists to government policy. They later merged with an organization established in 1939 by Fortune magazine called the Fortune Round Table.
Starting out as a group of business, labor, agricultural, and religious leaders, they soon evolved into an Establishment organization, with such members as: Ralph McCabe (head of Scott Paper Co.), Henry Luce (Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Time, Life, and Fortune magazines), Ralph Flanders (a Boston banker), Marshall Field (Chicago newspaper publisher), Clarence Francis (head of General Foods), Ray Rubicam (an advertising representative), and Beardsley Ruml (treasurer of Macy’s Department Store in New York City, former Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, and Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, whose idea it was to deduct taxes from your paycheck).
At the beginning of World War II, Hoffman and Benton approached Jesse Jones, the Secretary of Commerce, with an idea for an ‘American Policy Commission’ to “analyze, criticize, and challenge the thinking and policies of business, labor, agriculture, and government,” which Jones accepted and began to organize with their help. On September 3, 1942, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) was incorporated in Washington, D.C. (2000 L Street NW, Suite 700) to:
“…foster, promote, conduct, encourage, and finance scientific research, education, training, and publication in the broad field of economics in order that industry and commerce may be in a position, in the postwar period, to make their full contribution to high and secure standards of living for people in all walks of life through maximum employment and high productivity in our domestic economy; to promote and carry out these objects, purposes, and principles in a free society without regard to, and independently of the special interests of any group in the body politic, either political, social, or economic.”
Basically, their work centered around how to prepare the U.S. economy for a smooth transition from a wartime to a peacetime environment without the occurrence of a major depression or recession. A 1944 CED Report, International Trade and Domestic Employment, by Duke University Professor Calvin B. Hoover, helped push the United States into the International Monetary Fund, which was laid out at the Bretton Woods Conference in June, 1944, by chief negotiators Harry Dexter White (of the CFR) and John Maynard Keynes (of the Fabian Society); and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), which both became part of the United Nations. It also helped motivate Establishment backing for what later emerged as the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs. About three years later, their report on An American Program of European Economic Cooperation was eventually developed into the strategy for European recovery that became part of the Marshall Plan. In fact, Hoffman, who became the first CED Chairman, later headed the Federal agency that administered the Marshall Plan.
After the War, while Hoover was on leave from Duke University, he worked with Hoffman to develop what eventually became known as the Marshall Plan. The group’s later work laid the groundwork for regional government in the United States.
This old man does not deserve to speak above the intellect of the men quoted below.
“Before a standing army can rule; the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.”
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good
of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may
at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval
of their own conscience.”
— C. S. Lewis
(1898-1963), British novelist
Source: “God in the Dock” (1948)
CRUDEN v. NEALE 2N.C. (1796) 2 SE 70 “Every man is independent of all laws, except those prescribed by nature. He is not bound by any institutions formed by his fellowmen without his consent”
“The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from its government.” Thomas Paine
“No earthly government has jurisdiction over your God Given Rights.”
HENCE, – NO GOD – NO RIGHTS!
February 29th, 2016 by olddog
By Amanda Froelich
At a European Parliament meeting in 2013, this MEP stunned the room into silence as he explained the truth about the whole banking system…
You may not be interested in politics and finance, but let us assure you: it matters. Perhaps what matters more than conventional rhetoric on how the ‘system’ runs, however, is the truth explained above and summarized below.
The video above is from a European Parliament meeting in 2013, in which a courageous MEP explained to the whole room why everything they know about the whole banking system is a scam.
You don’t need us to tell you that this guy deserves a round of applause for his honesty. Such is rare in politics. In addition, the importance of what he shared cannot be overstated.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, money is an arbitrary invention to profit from debt. Banks and governments encourage individuals and countries to be in debt because the greater the debt, the more money they pocket. However, they don’t make money from the interest, but from something called the Fractional Reserve Banking system.
This scam creates money out of thin air and brings in a profit of hundreds or even thousands of percent on all debts. This ‘undeclared’ money makes a few people very rich.
The Real Secret explains that once you – or a country – enters into debt, you are a slave to be exploited and raped by the system. This is why millions are spent tricking individuals and countries to spend more – regardless of the consequences.
Sometimes it seems easier to feign ignorance and continue buying your $7 mocha lattes on credit, drive a car you don’t really own, and pay for school you’re not sure will ever result in a job… But it’s not.
What’s more difficult than waking up is living blind, as a slave. It is important to realize that every choice you makes affects the whole of humanity.
In this moment, you have a choice to make; the repercussions will not only affect you but future generations. Think about it.
What a damn shame there is no one like this guy in American Politics! What does that say for all you dopes’ that still vote? Are you still not aware that you are voting for the officers of the most corrupt Corporation in the world? Corporate Officers who only owe their allegiance to the Central Bankers, and don’t give a crap about us!
February 26th, 2016 by olddog
Submitted by Tyler Durden
Norwegian PM Erna Solberg doesn’t want to have to skirt her country’s responsibilities under the Geneva Convention and she doesn’t want to trample over human rights either, but she will if she has to.
“It is a force majeure proposals which we will have in the event that it all breaks down,” Solberg said, in an interview with Berlingske, describing new measures she believes Norway may have to take if Sweden buckles under the weight of the refugee influx which saw some 163,000 asylum seekers inundate the country last year.
Solberg is effectively prepared to turn everyone away and go into lockdown mode should everything fall apart completely, causing Europe to descend into some kind of lawless, Hobbesian, free-for-all.
If that sounds far-fetched or hyperbolic consider that on Thursday, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned that the bloc has just 10 days to implement a plan that will bring about “tangible and clear results on the ground” or else “the whole system will completely break down.”
Avramopoulos also cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in Greece and in the Balkans is “very near.” Moves by countries to adopt ad hoc, state-specific measures to stem the flow are exacerbating the problem, the commissioner contends.
“We cannot continue to deal through unilateral, bilateral or trilateral actions; the first negative effects and impacts are already visible,” he said. “We have a shared responsibility –- all of us -– towards our neighbouring states, both EU and non-EU, but also towards those desperate people.”
By “the negative effects,” of unilateral actions, Avramopoulos is likely referring to the bottlenecks that are leaving thousands stranded in the Balkans. The chokepoints are being pressured by a series of border fences that have been erected over the past six months and the problem is exacerbated by stepped up border checks. In short: we’re witnessing the death of the bloc’s beloved Schengen.
“Seven European states have already reinstated border controls within the cherished but creaking Schengen free-travel zone, putting huge strain on Greece, which can no longer wave the tide of arrivals from Turkey onward through the Balkans,” Reuters writes. Earlier today, Athens recalled its Austrian ambassador. “Greece will not accept unilateral actions. Greece can also carry out unilateral actions,” migration minister, Yannis Mouzalas told reporters on Thursday. “Greece will not accept becoming Europe’s Lebanon, a warehouse of souls, even if this were to be done with major [EU] funding.”
On March 7, officials will attend a summit with Turkey where buy in from Ankara is critical if there’s to be meaningful reduction in the flow of asylum seekers to Western Europe. Leaked documents recently showed President Erdogan is essentially attempting to blackmail Europe. “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria at any time. We can put them on busses,” he was quoted as saying, during a conversation with European Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk on 16th November 2015 during the G20 Summit in Antalya.
In addition to the seven states that have already reinstated border checks, more countries have promised to follow suit unless Erdogan and Tsipras can figure out a way to make progress in defending the bloc’s external border.
Officials fear the onset of spring will embolden still more migrants to make the journey as warmer weather will thaw the Balkan route. On Wednesday, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban called for a referendum on the propsed quota system that Brusells hoped would help distribute and place refugees. It’s only a matter of time before other countries conduct similar plebiscites.
Perhaps Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s foreign minister put it best: “The outlook is gloomy … We have no policy any more. We are heading into anarchy.”
Looks like Erna Solberg was right after all.
Jim Rogers Warns Governments Plan Is To Destroy The People Who Save”
Submitted by Tyler Durden
“Everybody should be worried.. and be prepared,” warns legendary investor Jim Rogers, as he sees the market “facing a bigger collapse than in 2008,” and the central banks will be unable to kick the can much longer. “This is the first time in recorded history where you have Central Banks & governments setting out to destroy the people who save & invest,” Rogers exclaims and “the markets are telling us that something is wrong – we’re getting close.”
“The central bankers haven’t given up yet… they think they are smarter than you and me and the market… they’re not!”
Full interview with FutureMoneyTrends below…
• 1:20 Is this Market Crash Different?
• 5:00 Cashless Society – it gives ‘them’ more control, it is bad for you and me. There is now way to exit from this.
• 7:20 Crash will be Bigger – eventually the market is going to say “enough is enough”
• 8:40 Gold – going much higher, may be opportunity to buy more lower first
• 10:10 2016 Election, Donald Trump
• 11:20 Where Jim is Investing – Short US equities, Short Junk bonds, Shorting Europe into rally
• 12:30 China’s Economy
• 17:30 One investment over five years, sugar or rice or Russian Ruble
Somebody Propped the Markets Up Again Yesterday
By Phoenix Capital Research
At this point the manipulations are getting ridiculous.
“Someone” decided to step in a prop up stocks yesterday. How do we know it was a market prop and not real investors?
There were several “tells.”
1) The jump in stocks was based on a sudden move in one of the key asset classes the PPT are using to prop up the markets (they are: Oil, the VIX and Yen).
2) The price action was sudden and vertical: neither are the hallmarks of actual buyers.
3) The trading session differed dramatically from recent other sessions.
Regarding #1, as everyone knows, the majority of market action today is controlled by trading algorithms.
These trading algorithms operate based on correlations between asset classes. Currently two of the biggest correlations are Oil (a direct correlation, meaning when Oil rallies, algorithms buy stocks) and the VIX (an inverse correlation meaning when the VIX falls, algorithms buy stocks).
Yesterday, Oil staged a MASSIVE 5% intraday price move on the fact inventories rose less than expected. Yes, a 5% price move based on a single secondary data point (inventories are near record highs).
Will someone please tell me why, after all the innocent people we have slaughtered in unnecessary wars, can we not demand our military; TO ROUND UP ALL OF THESE MONSTER BANKERS AND HANG THEIR ASSES OVER A BONFIRE AND ROAST THEM TO ASHES? The agony they have cost humanity is incalculable!
February 24th, 2016 by olddog
by James Corbett
February 23, 2016
Quick: what’s the first thing you remember about the climate conference in Paris last December?
The weather astrologers’ absurd resolution to control the amount of temperature rise the world will experience over the next century?
Politicians grandstanding on the freshly-dead victims of their latest false flag to proclaim that their global warming nonsense was a “powerful rebuke” to their proxy terror army in Syria?
The predictable (but no less retch-inducing) hypocrisy of the jetset glitterati descending on Paris in their private jets and limousine fleets to dine on banquet lunches from Micheline-starred chefs before lecturing humanity on how we’ll all have to tighten our belts for the new climate austerity?
Of course that’s what you remember. Because that’s what you’re expected to remember. As long as you never peek under the hood, never lift the lid to check what’s inside the COP21 documents, they’re perfectly happy for the usual drivel about saving the planet to be printed in the mainstream press. They’re perfectly happy for the progressive press to print the usual nonsense lamenting the fact that there isn’t a strong enough global government to save us from the weather demons. They’re even happy for the dissenters to debunk the flawed science and point out the hypocrisies and lambaste the silly political statements because all of these things miss the heart of the issue.
The heart of the issue (for those who need it elaborated) is this: the future of $90 trillion of energy infrastructure investments and the $1 trillion green bond market and the multi-trillion dollar carbon trading market and the $391 billion (and growing) climate finance industry hangs in the balance.
Of course it does. What else explains the convergence of interest in the organizations, structures and mechanisms for global governance that the magical global thermostat narrative affords?
It’s why Enron and Goldman Sachs pioneered the emissions trading swindles (that–surprise, surprise!–are a complete and total fraud from top to bottom).
It’s why General Electric, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Siemens, AIG and a host of other Fortune 500/CFR companies joined BP, ConocoPhillips, GM and a host of other oiligarch companies as founding members of the US Climate Action Partnership whose “Blueprint for Legislative Action” became the backbone of the Wall Street-backed Waxman-Markey bill of 2009.
It’s why the Rockefellers and Rothschilds are at the forefront of the climate hysteria.
It’s why over 400 global institutional investors worth over $25 trillion have decided to cash in on the bonanza with their “Investment Platform for Climate Actions.”
Heck, it’s why EDF, Engie, Air France, Renault, BNP Paribas and a host of other oiligarch companies footed 20% of the bill for the Paris conference itself (and why the French government bent over backwards to point out their “green” credentials).
Take just one structural element of the climate swindle: the Green Climate Fund. Never heard of it? Hardly surprising. It’s just the facility through which the UN is expected to be clearing $100 billion in climate funding per year by the end of the decade. That’s right: $100 billion per year. Every year.
The Fund was established at the 2010 edition of the UN Climate Conference (COP16) in Mexico in order “to support concrete mitigation actions by developing countries that are implemented in a transparent way,” which is UN Newspeak for “create a bottomless trough of pork for corrupt kleptocrats, bureaucrats, kakistocrats and tyrants to siphon off before funneling some loose change into some makework projects.” And it brags that it represents “a new and equitable form of global governance to respond to the global challenge of climate change” which you hardly need the globalist decoder to figure out. The Fund is headquartered in the Songdo Business District of Incheon, South Korea, because the Korean Secretary-General of the UN and the Korean President of the World Bank probably just threw darts at a map (since, as we all know, blatant political nepotism never happens at those institutions).
Even the Fund’s biggest supporters are criticizing the “transparent way” it is handling its first disbursement. The Fund claims it consulted indigenous communities before approving $6.2 million for a Peruvian wetlands resilience programme, but there is no verification that this ever took place. Worse, details of the projects it has decided to fund so far have not been publicly released, only proposal documents (and in two cases, only a summary).
But for those who still believe this money is being handled by angels with nothing but the best interests of humanity in mind, note this passage from the Nature article on the Fund’s shadiness:
“For some, another contentious issue is that the GCF is flowing its money mainly through international organizations, such as multilateral or private banks such as the World Bank and Deutsche Bank — rather than sending it directly to institutions in developing countries where the projects are taking place.”
For some? You mean, for people with their head screwed on straight?
Oh, and the kicker? The Fund’s Executive Director just happens to be an ex-Citibank investment banker. Who woulda thunk it?
Yes, the global climate swindle is well under way, brought to you by the same trustworthy folks in the banking industry and in the Fortune 500 / CFR / globalist jetset who have been steering us into the happy economic, political and environmental conditions that we enjoy today…
…but it’s a different kind of green
If there’s any bright spot in all of this it’s that so far the Fund has only managed to raise just over $10 billion in pledges from the developed countries. And even that is an inflated number which includes the $3 billion which Obama made a big show of pledging in 2014 but so far hasn’t actually delivered. It’s a long way to go to get to that $100 billion/year mark they’re hoping to reach by 2020.
Don’t feel too sorry for the globalists, though. Their game is a war of attrition, and as long as people continue to buy into the narrative that all of this money is going to help the poor and downtrodden (by way of the UN and the World Bank and their corporate crony Wall Street financial institutions) then it’s only a matter of time before this thin edge of climate cronyism turns into the full wedge of global kleptocracy.
February 23rd, 2016 by olddog
Dear Mr. Roberts, I check out your website at least twice each week. It is always most informative. Thank you. Where I live down here in far-southern Illinois the unemployment rate is upwards of sixty to eighty percent. Most individuals and families rely on food stamps or some combination of government aid.
No doubt if these were taken away you would have riots in the streets. Surroundings towns are mostly destitute, with very little local commerce to speak of other than the occasional corporate franchise store ( mini-WallMarts). Seventy five years ago and with ten times the population this region was thriving economically, flourishing mostly on local river traffic and small family farming, with the varied supporting commerce that was dependent on and as an outgrowth of these two basic economic activities. The very same rich and abundant natural resources that existed then exist today but now everything is mostly under the control of outside corporate interests that extract most of the wealth from the region.
Today nearly every town is only a shadow of its former self and nearly all farms are large corporate enterprises that employ very few locals. I, for one, have to drive miles just to visit a good grocery store when my own town has blocks of abandoned store fronts and a deteriorating infrastructure. You have to wonder what is happening to our country when most rural regions today seem to be turning into third-world backwaters devoid of any life and real meaning. It seems all of our nation’s wealth is now concentrating in a few wealthy regions and everywhere else is merely becoming sacrifice zones for ”extraction” and ”mining” to support the investor elites.
Dear Fred, You should take a tour around America so you would not feel alone. This has been the Banking Cartels modus operandi for many years, and rural America has been confiscated by them to herd the people into government supported stack and pack cities so every one becomes dependent on the government hand outs which will disappear when they are finished redesigning America. This was only possible because the people were side tracked by the good life and never learned that politicians were not put in office by the people, they are appointed by the Bankers, “bought and paid for traitors“.
The next time you come close to a politician, knock his teeth out. Americans have become so controlled that only a massive educated populace will have the understanding to make demands for our return to a republic. In reality, if we do not produce a hundred million educated Americans who are willing to defy the powerful International Investment Banking Cartel, we will become a Nation of slaves. It is past time forAmericans to wake up to the truth, learn it, and revise their commentary to fight it with all their might. This means educate the sheep non stop until they are as outraged as we all should be.
We need to get this information out to a hundred million people ASAP. Why would an entire Nation accept a Corporation for a government? There is only one way for things to change for the better, and that is for a hundred million people to read this: You Know Something is Wrong When…..: An American Affidavit of Probable Cause (Paperback) by Judge Anna Maria Riezinger & James Clinton Belcher
February 19th, 2016 by olddog
EXCERPT FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON’S 1790 PLAN FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MILITIA
“An energetic national militia is to be regarded as the capital security of a free republic, and not a standing army, forming a distinct class in the community.
By: John L. Perry
President George Washington Structured The Militia System To Prevent Treason And Tyranny By Public Officials!
In this special video presentation for Prison Planet.tv members filmed from the new Infowars television studio, Alex Jones hosts a round table discussion featuring Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center Michael Boldin, as well as activist and economic writer Brandon Smith of Alt-Market, to discuss the states’ rights movement and how Americans need to organize now to take back power usurped in a myriad of different ways by the federal government.
Rhodes explains how history tells us that tyranny can never be enforced without the aid of uniformed military and police, highlighting the case of East Germany where troops were told to stand down and two days later the Berlin wall fell. Rhodes documents how the implementation of a totalitarian infrastructure in the United States has led to the President having supreme power to assassinate US citizens by declaring them “enemy combatants” and how this sets an ominous benchmark for the level of power that has been accumulated by the executive branch of government. The federal government, the Southern Policy Law Center and the ADL have all targeted Oath Keepers simply because the group attempts to re-affirm commitment to the bill of rights amongst active duty soldiers and law enforcement.
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Brandon Smith joins to discuss the recent federal persecution and raid of the makers of the Liberty Dollar, who were labeled as domestic terrorists because they merely challenged the legitimacy of the federal reserve by encouraging Americans to use sound money. Smith talks about the necessity for communities to set up alternative forms of trade and barter in order to drastically reduce their exposure to dollar devaluation that otherwise threatens to completely eviscerate their economic livelihoods.
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Death Toll For United States Military Power: Defense Secretary Gates Excised $178 Billion & Obama To Excise Another $400 Billion ~ Leaving America Naked!
There is a remote, although gaining possibility, America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.
America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:
# Officers swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”
# Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.
# They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.
# They can see that the economy — ravaged by deficits, taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation — is financially reliant on foreign lender governments.
# They can see this president waging undeclared war on the intelligence community, without whose rigorous and independent functions the armed services are rendered blind in an ever-more hostile world overseas and at home.
State’s Constitutional Militias: Sovereign Militias Buy More Firearms In 3 Months, Than What It Takes To Outfit The Entire Chinese And Indian Armies Combined!
# They can see the dismantling of defenses against missiles targeted at this nation by avowed enemies, even as America’s troop strength is allowed to sag.
# They can see the horror of major warfare erupting simultaneously in two, and possibly three, far-flung theaters before America can react in time.
# They can see the nation’s safety and their own military establishments and honor placed in jeopardy as never before.
So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?
State Militias May Be Implemented To Root Out Obama’s Illegal Muslim Brotherhood: Islamic Terror Training Camps Inside The USA.
Wait until this president bungles into losing the war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan‘s arsenal of nuclear bombs falls into the hands of militant Islam?
Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on Iran’s nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing or subjugating the Free World?
What happens if the generals Obama sent to win the Afghan war are told by this president (who now says, “I’m not interested in victory”) that they will be denied troops they must have to win? Do they follow orders they cannot carry out, consistent with their oath of duty? Do they resign en masse?
Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national survival on such political whims?
Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing heavily on the intellect and conscience of America’s military leadership is lost in a fool’s fog.
Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?
Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”
In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.
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February 17th, 2016 by olddog
By Simon Black
This is starting to become very concerning.
The momentum to “ban cash”, and in particular high denomination notes like the 500 euro and $100 bills, is seriously picking up steam.
On Monday the European Central Bank President emphatically disclosed that he is strongly considering phasing out the 500 euro note.
Yesterday, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers published an op-ed in the Washington Post about getting rid of the $100 bill.
Prominent economists and banks have joined the refrain and called for an end to cash in recent months.
The reasoning is almost always the same: cash is something that only criminals, terrorists, and tax cheats use.
In his op-ed, Summers refers to a new Harvard research paper entitled: “Making it Harder for the Bad Guys: The Case for Eliminating High Denomination Notes”.
That title pretty much sums up the conventional thinking. And the paper goes on to propose abolishing, among others, 500 euro and $100 bills.
The authors claim that “without being able to use high denomination notes, those engaged in illicit activities – the ‘bad guys’ of our title – would face higher costs and greater risks of detection. Eliminating high denomination notes would disrupt their ‘business models’.”
Personally I find this comical.
I can just imagine a bunch of bureaucrats and policy wonks sitting in a room pretending to know anything about criminal activity.
It’s total nonsense. As long as there has been human civilization there has been crime. Crime pre-dates cash. And it will exist long after they attempt to ban it.
Perhaps even more hilarious is that many of these bankrupt governments have become so desperate for economic growth that they now count illegal drug activity and prostitution in their GDP calculations, both of which are typically transacted in cash.
So, ironically, by banning cash these governments will end up reducing their own GDP figures.
What’s really behind this? Why is there such a big movement to ban something that is used for felonious purposes by just a fraction of a percent of the population?
Cash, it turns out, is the Achilles’ Heel of the financial system.
Central banks around the world have kept interest rates at near-zero levels for nearly eight years now.
And despite having created massive bubbles and enabled extraordinary amounts of debt, their policies aren’t working.
Especially in Europe, the hope of stoking economic growth (and even the sickening goal of inflation) has failed.
So naturally, since what they’ve been trying hasn’t worked, their response is to continue trying the same thing… and more of it.
Interest rates across the European continent are now negative.
Japanese interest rates are now negative.
And even in the United States, the Federal Reserve has acknowledged that negative interest rates are being considered.
They have no other choice; raising rates will bankrupt the governments they support and derail any fledgling economic growth.
Look at how low interest rates are in the US– and yet 4th quarter GDP practically ground to a halt. They simply cannot afford to raise rates.
As global economic weakness continues to play out, central banks will have no other option but to take interest rates even further into negative territory.
That said, negative interest rates will be the destruction of the financial system.
Because sooner or later, if banks have to pay negative wholesale interest rates to each other and to the central bank, then eventually they’ll have to pass those negative rates on to their customers.
Many banks have already started doing this, especially on larger depositors.
We’ve seen this in Europe where some banks charge their customers negative interest to save money, and in some extraordinary circumstances, pay other customers to borrow money.
It’s total madness.
There’s a certain point, however, when interest rates become so negative that no rational person would hold money in the banking system.
Eventually people will realize that they’re better off withdrawing their money and holding physical cash.
Sure, cash doesn’t pay any interest. But it doesn’t cost any either.
If you have a $200,000 in your savings account at negative 1%, you’d have to pay the bank $2,000 each year.
Clearly it would make more sense to buy a safe and hold most of that money in cash.
Problem is, the banks don’t have the money.
For starters, there’s literally not enough cash in the entire financial system to pay out more than a fraction of all bank deposits.
More importantly, banks (especially in the US and Europe) are extremely illiquid.
They invest the vast majority of your deposit in illiquid loans or securities of dubious long-term value, whatever the latest stupid investment fad happens to be.
And many banks have been engaging in a substantial balance sheet shift, rotating bonds from what’s called “Available for Sale” to “Hold to Maturity”.
This is an accounting trick used to hide losses in their bond portfolios. But it also means they have less liquidity available to support bank customer withdrawal requests.
The natural side effect of negative interest rates is pushing people to hold money outside of the banking system.
Yet it’s clear that a surge of withdrawal requests would bring down that system.
Banks don’t want that to happen. Governments don’t want that to happen.
But since central banks have no other choice than to continue imposing negative interest rates, the only logical option is to ban cash and force consumers to hold their money within the banking system.
Make no mistake, this is absolutely a form of capital controls. And it’s coming soon to a banking system near you.
Clearly a trend with this much momentum requires some deliberate and measured action if you don’t want your savings trapped.
We’ll discuss this in our upcoming webinar.
I hate to belabor the point, but it should be obvious that these things are happening, quickly, and I can promise that you’ll get a ton of great information and solutions with the small investment of your time.
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February 13th, 2016 by olddog
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By Pamela Geller
On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.
This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all.
The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that “violent extremism” is not exclusive to Islam (which it is). Obama is redefining jihad terror to include everyone but the jihadists. So will the UN, driven largely by the sharia-enforcing Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the pro-Islamic post-American
President Obama, use a “global police force” to crush counter-jihad forces?
After all, with Obama knowingly aiding al-Qaeda forces in Syria, how likely is it that he will use his “global police force” against actual Islamic jihadists? I suspect that instead, this global police force will be used to impose the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law), and to silence all criticism of Islam for the President who proclaimed that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
What is a global police force doing in our cities? This is exactly the abdication of American sovereignty that I warned about in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America. The Obama Department of Justice made it clear that it was exactly that when it distributed a press release last week announcing the “Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism.” In that press release, the DoJ complained that “while many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale.”
So if the local and municipal effort to counter the euphemistic and disingenuous “violent extremism” is inadequate and hasn’t developed “systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale,” the feds – and the UN – have to step in. Thus the groundwork is being laid for federal and international interference down to the local level. “The Strong Cities Network,” Lynch declared, “will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration” – i.e., local dependence on federal and international authorities.
Lynch made the global (that is, United Nations) involvement clear when she added: “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”
This internationalist character was brought to the fore by the fact that the Strong Cities Network was launched on September 29 not at the White House or the Department of Homeland Security, or at the FBI headquarters or anywhere else that might be fitting for a national project, but at the United Nations.
Even more ominously, the DoJ press release says that the Strong Cities Network “will strengthen strategic planning and practices to address violent extremism in all its forms by fostering collaboration among cities, municipalities and other sub-national authorities.” Sub-national and international: the press release then quotes Governing Mayor Stian Berger Røsland of Oslo, Norway, a participant in the Strong Cities Network, saying: “To counter violent extremism we need determined action at all levels of governance. To succeed, we must coordinate our efforts and cooperate across borders. The Strong Cities Network will enable cities across the globe pool our resources, knowledge and best practices together and thus leave us standing stronger in the fight against one of the greatest threats to modern society.”
But what is that greatest threat, exactly? Remember, the DoJ presser says that the SCN will “address violent extremism in all its forms.” It also says that it will aid initiatives that are working toward “building social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism.” “Building social cohesion” is a euphemism for keeping peace between non-Muslim and Muslim communities – mostly by making sure that non-Muslims don’t complain too loudly about, much less work against, rapidly expanding Muslim populations and the Islamization of their communities.
The DoJ presser noted that at the launch of the Strong Cities Network, “welcoming remarks” would be offered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. The involvement of New York City’s Marxist internationalist mayor is yet another warning sign.
Assert American sovereignty and individual rights. Contact your representatives now. Exhort them to oppose SCN now. Exhort them to keep America free – while it still is.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.
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February 12th, 2016 by olddog
STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
By Daily Bell Staff
Why Buying Gold Won’t Save You from the Zombie Apocalypse … Despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary, gold bullion is far from a good investment, even if the world is coming to an end. The idea of having a hedge against the end of the world and the collapse of our financial institutions might be alluring. But actually, buying and storing significant amounts of gold bullion won’t do you any good in that unlikely event, despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary. – Fool.com
Of course the above excerpt is brought to us by the Motley Fool, one of the bigger mainstream investment web destinations. The description is entirely predictable and could have found a home at Bloomberg, CNN or even CNBC. Gold is always to be portrayed as a Keynesian “barbaric relic.”
In fact, we learn later in the description that there are specific assets you should own “in the event of an apocalypse.” Gold is not one of them.
The featured expert, John Maxfield, has a thing or two to say about gold.
“Here’s how I think about gold, and this is how I would recommend that investors think about gold, or anyone who’s thinking about buying gold for any type of investing purposes. As a general rule, investing in gold is a bad idea, and here’s why.
“When you invest, your biggest ally is compound returns, because that grows the size of your returns without you doing anything on an annual basis, and pretty soon, your small returns of 1% or 2% a year turn into 50%, 60% a year on your original basis. But in order to tap into compound returns, you’ve got to be invested into an income-earning asset. And the problem with gold is it doesn’t own any assets.”
Maxfield does grant that gold is a “hedge against anarchy” but says if society is really collapsing, you probably want to stock up on medicine and antibiotics rather than gold.
Ironically, another anti-gold epicenter – Reuters – provides us with a rebuttal to the Fool. In a post just today entitled, “Central banks and Chinese buyers helping to spur gold demand,” Reuters is uncharacteristically upbeat about the yellow metal’s prospects going forward.
Buying by central banks as well as Chinese investors seeking protection from a weakening currency helped lift demand for gold in the final quarter of last year and the trend looks set to continue, the World Gold Council said …
China remained the world’s biggest consumer of gold last year, ahead of India, with economic headwinds influencing purchasing, the WGC said in its annual “Gold Demand Trends” report. The WGC’s members include the world’s leading gold mining companies. Chinese demand for gold coins surged 25 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as consumers sought to protect their wealth after Beijing devalued the yuan currency.
It’s not just physical gold. Miners are up and silver is up, too. Oddly enough, it is central banks that have been leading the charge toward gold.
Reuters: “Central banks have been buying gold to diversify their reserves away from the U.S. dollar and their purchases edged up to 588.4 tonnes last year, second only to a record high 625.5 tonnes in 2013.”
Turmoil in the markets, falling oil prices and a potential global recession have all contributed to a positive precious metals outlook, according to WGC.
Well …We agree about gold – we can see and sense the resurgence of the price against the dollar – but we disagree that the world is going back into a recession. In fact, we think the world is in a kind of greater depression and that the golden bull goes all the way back to the early 2000s after the dotcom bust. But let’s go back even farther.
Central bank business cycles are manufactured ones and if you really want to make sense of where we are today, you have to start after World War II when the global economy was “reset.”
The paraphernalia of the modern world was created after World War II, including the IMF, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Bank for International Settlements was rejiggered as well.
The later 1940s were a time of gathering energy and then the ’50s and the ’60s were explosively “prosperous” in the US and even the West. There were many books written about the “miracle” of the US economy and the superior model of US capitalism itself.
We’ve called this period in the US – and the West – “dreamtime.”
That’s because a good deal of the prosperity was due to money printing and other kinds of financial manipulation. In 1971, when France attempted to take delivery of the gold it was owed, the US promptly went off the gold standard and Nixon created the petrodollar.
The 1970s reverberated with the monetary sins of the previous decade. Keynesians discovered “stagflation,” which wasn’t supposed to exist. And as price inflation rose, so did middle-class anxiety.
Enter Paul Volcker, David Rockefeller’s right-hand man. Early in the 1980s, Volcker did what most thought was impossible. He raised rates near 20 percent and froze the dollar in its tracks. Banks foundered and another Great Depression loomed. But instead, the economy recovered.
Post-Volcker, the next great Paper Bull arose. Wall Street shone and securitization boomed. For another 20 years, through 2000, the Paper Bull roared. But that was the end of it.
The dotcom crash definitively crumpled the Paper Bull. Gold began an unstoppable rise that culminated at the end of the decade near US$2,000.
Of course, most believed we were in “another” recession by then, post-2008. But really it was just a continuation of what was begun in 2001.
Everything else is just a manipulation.
Bernanke screwed rates down to a point where he created a faux recovery in the mid-2000s. But it didn’t last because it couldn’t.
The great gold plunge was likely a manipulated one, further confusing people’s perceptions of what was really going on.
Today, people speak confusedly about a “recession” and the “recovery” of gold.
In truth, the “recession” began in the early-2000s and is more of a “greater depression.”
The “recovery” of gold well may be simply the reassertion of reality.
Gold will return to where it should be against the dollar – at US$2,000 or more. Some say the dollar should be trading against gold at US$5,000.
From our perspective, this makes what’s going on now a good deal clearer – along with the inevitable results.
There have been two great Paper Bull runs in the 20th century. And now in the 21st, the Golden Bull dominates.
In fact, this is the reason for so much unease in the financial community. The Golden Bull is rampant and they know it.
The Golden Bull probably will not be turned aside again. Make your plans accordingly.
February 11th, 2016 by olddog
Written by Paul Rosenberg
Over the last few months a stream of articles have crossed my screen, all proclaiming the need of governments and banks to eliminate cash. I’m sure you’ve noticed them too.
It is terrorists and other assorted madmen, we are told, who use cash. And so, to protect us from being blown up and dismembered on our very own street corners, governments will have to ban it.
It would actually take some effort to imagine a more obvious, naked attempt at fearmongering. Cash – in daily use for centuries if not millennia – is now, suddenly, the agent of spring-loaded, instant death? And we’re supposed to just accept that line?
But there are good reasons why the insiders are promoting these stories now. The first of them, perhaps, is simply that they can: After 9/11, a massive wave of compliance surged through the West. It may not last forever, but it’s still rolling, and if the entertainment corporations can pump enough fear into minds that want to believe, they may just get them to buy it.
The second reason, however, is the real driver:
Negative Interest Rates
The urgency of their move to ban one of the longest-lasting pillars of daily life means that the backroom elites think it will be necessary soon. It would appear that the central banks, the IMF, the World Bank, the BIS, and all their backers, see the elimination of cash as a central survival strategy.
The reason is simple: cash would allow people to escape from the one thing that could save their larcenous currency system: negative interest rates.
To make this clear, I like to paraphrase a famous (and good) quote from Alan Greenspan, back from 1966, during his Ayn Randian days: The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves.
That was a true statement, and with a slight modification, it succinctly explains the new war on cash:
The preservation of an insolvent currency system requires that the owners of currency have no way to protect it.
Cash is currency that you hold in your own hands, that stands more or less alone. It is primarily external to bank control. Electronic money – bank balances, credit, etc. – remains inside the banking system and fully “subject to bank control”!
A combination of no cash and negative interest rates would be a quiet, permanent version of what was done in Cyprus, where the government simply shut down everything, allowed only the smallest deductions via ATMs, and then stole money from thousands of bank accounts at once.
The Cypriot spectacle was fairly large, however, and that tends to undermine the legitimacy of rulership. So, it is much better to have no ATMs and no cash at all. There would be no lines of angry people talking to each other, only isolated losers with no recourse, licking their wounds while the talking heads on television tell them to stay calm and watch the flashing images.
Negative interest rates would give the banks 100% control over your purchases. They could, even in the worst pinch, allow you to purchase food while freezing the rest of your money. The average person would have no recourse and would simply be robbed… but very smoothly and with no human face to blame it on.
Negative interest rates mean that your bank account shrinks day by day, automatically. Your $1000 in January becomes $950 by December. And where does that money go? To the banks, of course, and to the government. They siphon your money away, drip by drip, and there’s nothing you can do about it. This accomplishes several things for them at once:
It finances government, limit-lessly and automatically. Forget tax filings; they can just take as they please.
It pays off the bad debt of the big banks. (And there are oceans of debt.)
It forces you to spend everything you’ve got, as soon as you get it. (Otherwise it will shrink.)
It gives the system full control over your financial life. Everything is monitored, everything is tracked, and every single transaction must be approved by them (or not). If they decide they don’t like you, you’re instantly reduced to begging.
In short, this is a direct return to serfdom.
I suggest that you start talking to your friends and neighbors about this now, before it’s too late. Don’t let them comply without a fight.
February 6th, 2016 by olddog
By Ms. RoseAnn Salanitri
December 17, 2015-TPATH- Regardless of which presidential candidate you support, it is highly unlikely that any one of them will be able to turn back the pages of time to when America was a shining city on a hill. Many believe that our plummet from nobility is multi-faceted and cannot be laid squarely at any one person’s feet or attributed to any one cause. That opinion may not be accurate.
Our Founding Fathers created a form of government that would guide us through a myriad of challenges. They did not do so lightly. They researched. They argued. They debated and they agonized over every aspect of our Constitution, fully understanding the final draft’s attributes and loopholes. For more than a century and a half, the system worked – even through the Civil War and the immoral challenges of slavery. The ability of the Constitution to be amended was significant and our humble Founders understood that significance. They also understood that this significant attribute could also lead to our national demise. Had they been prophets, they would have also foreseen the damage progressive thinking would have on our way of life and the liberties we hold so dear. Prophecy aside, they did understand that the survival of these United States was dependant on a moral and religious people.
In October of 1798 in an address to General Walker, John Adams is quoted as saying: “…Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Adams knew what he said and why he said it. It is unfortunate that only this segment of his speech is quoted. Its entirety speaks volumes to the primary cause responsible for our impending national doom.
Therefore, as we ponder how to “Make America Great Again,” perhaps we should be looking to the wisdom of one of our most passionate founders and not to any modern day political figure. Adams not only stated clearly that morality and religion were foundational principles of our Constitution, he also stated why. Below are segments of that speech that apply directly to us today.
…But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practising (sic) iniquity and extravagance…in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the New World; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other… (Emphasis added)
Adams may not have known Obama, or One World Order people, or our feckless representatives personally, but he certainly knew about the character traits they imbue. He understood that a government that sought to protect personal liberty could not do that if its citizens were not capable of governing themselves on a personal basis. No, Adams was not a prophet. However, his understanding of human nature and its effects on government can be considered prophetic.
As intuitive as Adams may have been, even he did not foresee a movement that would initialize a stronghold on the very notion of Providence and its God – a movement that would be A-religious and consequently A-moral. Arguably, Charles Darwin was as influential as Christ Himself on succeeding cultures and governments. Darwinism clearly gives license to those wishing to become their own gods, since the real God and His precepts and principles are removed from their belief system. The American Progressive/Regressive Movement is the best example of a philosophy based on Darwinism that is changing our country.
And like its predecessor millennia ago in the Garden of Eden, these modern day Adams and Eves that embrace evolution believe they can create their own morality and consequently their own version of truth. It’s really the same old apple. In reality, their logic is not flawed. If God isn’t the creator, either He is a liar or He doesn’t exist. If the latter is true, then the progressive/regressives would be correct. Absolute truth would not exist, and therefore subjective truth reigns. They fail to realize that if truth is not absolute, it is not truth at all but merely opinion. In addition to just being plain wrong, the problem is that their subjective application has filled our prisons, destroyed our system of government, and perverted our children. It has perverted the very principle of freedom of religion into freedom from religion and in so doing has slowly been corrupting our moral foundation. As the Bible states: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3.
Barack Obama, our present day progressive/regressive icon, was not the first narcissist to embrace racism. Hitler, Stalin and Mao beat him to the punch – all evolutionists that believed they could set their own standards based on their subjective truths. We know these names and the horrors they committed unbridled by absolute truth or righteousness that respects life; however, there were still others before them. All were charismatic and passionate speakers. These tyrants capitalized on a misinformed and misguided populace that had no standard to judge their rhetoric by. And there is no absolute standard except for the Word of God, which is systematically being removed from the public conscience under the guise of freedom of religion. Under these conditions, it should be no surprise that we, as a nation, have fallen with such force and such speed. Adams’ statement that our government was made for a moral and religious people should be echoing throughout our collective national soul. Banishing God has not led to a Utopian way of life. It never has and it never will. So whether our national demise is multi-faceted or not, its cause is singular: we are fast becoming a Godless nation – unfortunately proving Adams correct.
So while we debate which political party is better or which presidential candidate can restore America to greatness, the wise among us will be standing on their knees and waiving the banner of truth and truth’s one and only God. If America repents, and if America turns from legalizing immorality and justifying infanticide among other things, then and only then does America have a chance of restoring its greatness. And to be sure, greatness cannot be restored to us by any man except the man Jesus Christ. While Christ may not be running for the presidency, let’s once again elect Him as our one and only king, as they did at the time of the Revolutionary War. If you are so inclined, I encourage you to join with me in coining a new, but old cry:
No King but Jesus; No Sovereign but God.
Simple words but they carry the greatest hope for a dying nation.
February 5th, 2016 by olddog
By Anna Von Reitz
I am not a legal counsel for the General (Dunford). We are all working on reclaiming American assets for Americans. For right now, it’s improper to call what we are doing a “New Republic”— that will require a public education process, each one making their political status (citizenship, etc.) choices, the election of Fiduciary Deputies from each State to attend a Continental Congress to either amend or abolish the existing actual Constitution.
For now, we have saved The Constitution for the united States of America. The rats sought to “vacate” the contract by entering the UNITED STATES, INC. into bankruptcy without naming a successor to contract. That left the “federal” side of the contract vacant and flapping in the wind. We formed an agreement with the American Native Nations — the Athabasca and Lakota– to fulfill the federal side. We issued two sets of Sovereign Letters Patent, one to reaffirm the united States of America, and one to establish a new arrangement with the Native people to bring them out of their POW status and incarceration in the Jurisdiction of the Sea and put them back on the land as free, sovereign, and independent people. We then sealed this arrangement with a Declaration of Joint Sovereignty, spelling out the intent of our actions.
These actions were sent by Registered Mail to the Pope, the Queen, the UN Security Council, the United Nations Secretary General and others.
For the first time since the original Constitution was adopted, the federal side of the contract is now in the hands of Americans devoted to America— not British (Federal Reserve) or French (IMF) interlopers. For the first time, the Federal Agents have a vested interest in truly and honestly protecting America and Americans, because if they hurt or plunder us, they hurt and plunder themselves.
And now we are all going after the assets that are owed to Americans which have been purloined by international banks and the “governmental services corporations” they have run as storefronts —under conditions of gross fraud and deceit.
Please note there is no “statute of limitation” on the crime of fraud, much less malicious fraud tort claims.
New Republic: Dunford Is Dun!!!!! VIDEO
The Government is Weaning Us Off of Cash
February 3rd, 2016 by olddog
Spending just five minutes on http://www.annavonreitz.com/ should convince you that America can still be saved, IF you will get off your ass and get involved by spreading her work to everyone you can. Consider what we could do if one hundred million Americans were involved in promoting her work. Now, what’s your excuse?
(I don’t have time!) DUH! I’ve heard that so many times I could puke!
Do you honestly believe that our lives’ are not as chaotic as yours? I would love to go down to my pistol range and spend the whole day there, every day! Besides shooting a thousand rounds; there are hundreds of target configurations I would love to try out, which means real hard labor moving steel plate stands around. BUT I DON’T!
Because if I sit on my fanny or play all day I will not have fulfilled my obligation to destroy tyranny where-ever I find it.
Remember, our children are going to pay for our laziness.
(I would lose all my friends!) Hea, if they get mad tell them to go piss up a rope. They are not Americans. They are useless eaters. They sponge off the labor of Patriots who are involved in preserving freedom.
(I’m afraid of the federal cops throwing me in jail and stealing my children.) What the hell do you think we are doing this for? Taking your children is not half as bad as Big Uncle making socialist out of them.
Let me make a suggestion. Pick up a copy of this book; PUTIN’S KLEPTOCRACY by Karen Dawisha……..READ IT, and consider what it’s like to live in Russia, then consider how stupid it is to allow our government to be like theirs. If that doesn’t get your attention and make you resolve to help spread the word, then nothing can save you from it.
If you refuse to take any advice from me, below is a warning from a much more qualified man you might want to read.
Even before his coronation in 1626, King Charles I of England was heavily in debt.
His predecessors King James and Queen Elizabeth had run the royal treasury down to almost nothing.
Costly war and military folly had taken its toll. The crown had simply wasted far too much money, and taken in too little.
To make matters worse, King Charles was constantly at odds with parliament.
The English government was completely dysfunctional, with constant bickering, personal attacks, and very little sound decision-making.
Parliament refused to pass the taxes that Charles needed to make ends meet. But at the same time, the King was legally unable to levy his own taxes without parliamentary approval.
So, faced with financial desperation, he began to look for alternative ways to raise revenue.
One way was relying on practically ancient, obscure laws that still existed on the books.
The Distraint of Knighthood, for example, was based on an act from 1278, roughly three and a half centuries before Charles’ coronation.
The Act gave him the legal authority to fine all men with a minimum level of income who did not present themselves in person at his coronation.
Charles also commandeered vast amounts of land, restoring the boundaries of the royal forests to where they had been during the time of King Edward I in the 13th century.
He then fined anyone who encroached on the land, and resold much of it to industries that were supportive of his reign.
King Charles even resorted to begging; in July 1626, he requested that his subjects “lovingly, freely, and voluntarily” give him money.
When that didn’t work, the King levied a Forced Loan in September of that year, effectively confiscating people’s funds under the guise of ‘borrowing’ it.
He raised about £250,000, the equivalent of about $7.5 billion today.
Emboldened by his success, Charles eventually began to seize assets directly, including all the gold on deposit being held at the Royal Mint– money that belonged to the merchants and goldsmiths of England.
At one point Charles even forced the East India Company to ‘loan’ him their pepper and spice inventory for £63,283. He subsequently sold everything in the market at a steep loss.
If any of this sounds familiar, it should.
Today there is no shortage of nations that are facing fiscal desperation. Most of Europe. Japan, & The United States.
In the Land of the Free, the government has spent years… decades… engaged in the most wasteful folly, from multi-trillion dollar wars to a multi-billion dollar website that doesn’t work.
US debt just hit $19 trillion a few days ago. And it’s only going higher.
We can already see the depths of the government’s financial desperation.
Over the years, the government has effectively levied a ‘forced loan’ totaling more than $2.6 trillion on the Social Security Trust Fund, whose ultimate beneficiaries are the taxpayers of the United States.
Last year the government stole more from Americans through ‘Civil Asset Forfeiture’ than all the thieves in the United States combined.
On December 31, 2015, the US government confiscated $19.3 billion in capital from the Federal Reserve, which, by the way, was already very thinly capitalized.
The government published over 80,000 pages of laws, bills, rules, regulations, and executive orders last year. Just this morning they published another 308 pages.
It’s impossible for anyone to keep up with all of these rules. And yet each of these can carry civil, criminal, and monetary penalties, including a fine now for not having health insurance.
As Mark Twain used to say, history may not repeat, but it certainly rhymes.
Financially insolvent governments of major superpowers do not simply go gentle into that good night.
They don’t suddenly turn over a new leaf and start embracing economic freedom.
No. They get worse. More desperate. More destructive.
Should we honestly believe that the government can continue to indebt itself indefinitely without consequence, as if the largest accumulation of debt that has ever existed in the history of the world is somehow consequence-free?
At some point, fiscal reality always catches up. Maybe not at $19 trillion. Maybe not even at $20 trillion.
Maybe it takes 3 months. Or 3 years. But somewhere out there is a straw that can break the camel’s back.
Never forget that if something is predictable, then it’s also preventable.
And facing such obvious trends, it makes all the sense in the world to take some simple, rational steps to put together your own Plan B.
PS: In the upcoming weeks I will be holding a free webcast discussing the most important tools and tactics that are necessary in creating a Plan B. You can sign up to attend for free by clicking here.
IS PLAN B
January 30th, 2016 by olddog
By Dave Hodges
Russia’s air defense missiles, the S-400 have been moved into position in defense of Russian ICBM’s which is being readied for World War III.
Russia’s TASS Agency,as reported by Next News Network, is reporting that 10 missile regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force are combat ready and are now positioned at the highest level of alert.
In a press release, the Strategic Missile Force’s press office stated that Seven regiments armed with Topol, Topol-M and Yars mobile missile systems will advance for combat patrols in the Ivanovo, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Kirov and Irkutsk Regions, the Altai Territory and the Republic of Mary E.
The press office further stated that, “The strategic missile forces will practice moving missile systems to field positions, performing marches with the change of field positions, carrying out measures for organization of the ground, camouflaging, protecting and defending military hardware and field positions.”
If this is not a provocative action by the Russians in preparation for World War III, I don’t know what constitute such an action.
If you chase a rabbit into his hole, he will stay there and starve to death if you keep making threats at the mouth of the hole. Is this what the Bankers Media Moguls are up to, or are they preparing to get rid of us worthless eaters?
January 29th, 2016 by olddog
by Anna Von Reitz:
Ever since the IMF doing business as the “UNITED STATES” together with its “STATE OF” franchises took over the governmental services contract owed to the organic states of the Union, members of Congress past and present have been racking up debt on our credit and claims against our property assets for purposes we never approved of and which do not benefit us.
You have also continued to charge us and receive credit for these “services” while failing to actually pay the debt and balance the accounts—effectively triple-dipping: taxing us on one side and forcing us to also provide our private credit as a second payment on the other and then leaving the original debt unpaid for us to pick up at the end of the day.
This is called “odious debt” and we have repudiated it and the entire system of fraud and racketeering giving rise to it.
The Federal Reserve System began over a hundred years ago, but fraud has no statute of limitations.
It is thought worldwide that you are representing the people and the organic states of the Union and that is what the people here thought, too. That’s why we trusted you. We honestly thought that you were occupying public offices and working for us, but instead, it turns out that you are occupying similarly named private corporate offices and whoever and whatever you have been working for, it isn’t us and it isn’t our states of the Union.
You’ve all been involved, knowingly or unknowingly, in a giant fraud scheme.
The aim of that fraud scheme has been to occupy what appear to be public offices and use them for private gain—mostly by manipulation of the currency and commodity markets, secondarily by outright theft and insider trading of natural resources, and last but not least, by identity theft, credit and securities fraud, and racketeering carried out by members of the American Bar Association and the Internal Revenue Service.
As of March 2015 the UNITED STATES has been insolvent. The parent corporations, the IMF and the UN Corp, have moved to take over the derelict shell and act as Successors to Contract. That means that you would all be working for Jacob Rothschild and we would all be on the meat hook to pay your debts for you as “presumed Sureties”—- the same exact scam introduced by FDR in the 1930’s.
It goes like this: create a bunch of bogus corporate franchises named after living Americans and the organic American states, name them as Sureties (Co-Signers) for your debts, seize upon their assets as collateral, run their credit into the stratosphere, claim bankruptcy protection for yourselves, and leave the victims to pay the “National Debt”—your debt—-without ever telling the poor, dumb people a word about what you’ve done while “representing” them.
Right on time, Barack Hussein Obama created a whole new raft of public transmitting utilities named after living Americans this past spring. He used nicknames styled like this: JOHN W. DOE. Was that JOHN WADE DOE or JOHN WILLIAM DOE or JOHN WOODWARD DOE? Nobody knows for sure, but millions of trusting Americans getting bills addressed to these bogus entities have been paying their bills for them.
This is a crime called personage— misrepresenting a living man as a corporate persona. It is closely allied with another crime called barratry — knowingly bringing claims in court or otherwise against such persons. This is what is happening in every courtroom in America.
At the same time that the Federal Reserve and your predecessors in office were putting this system into place they cut themselves another unbelievably good deal— a fixed “dollar for dollar” exchange rate for their own private bank script against our lawful money, the United States Dollar defined as one ounce of fine silver.
This meant that they could exchange their worthless Federal Reserve Notes — which are Promissory Notes or I.O.U.’s — for our silver. By the time Richard M. Nixon hit office the banks had not only cleaned the gold out of Fort Knox, they had heisted the silver, too, via this process.
This was all done at no cost to themselves, except the price of printing their filthy private script, which they charged back to the American People, plus interest.
The object of FDR’s confiscation of privately held gold and the draining of all the precious metals out of America was to amass all the precious metals on Earth in the control of the perpetrators of this scheme and to force everyone to use the private paper script as money in the meantime. Inevitably, the fiat script would devalue, allowing the perpetrators to benefit astronomically.
It cost about $30 for an ounce of gold in 1930. It now costs $1300 an ounce and could go a lot higher. The difference between $30 and $1300 or however much higher — is what the bankers are after. That’s their profit for this scheme. They intend to sell the gold and silver back to the grandsons of the people they stole it from for over a hundred times what it was worth in 1930.
And it’s all pure profit for the banks, because they never actually paid for any of it. It was either confiscated for them by the crooked politicians or it was “exchanged” for promises to pay that the Federal Reserve never made good on, because of course, they bankrupted the whole Federal Reserve System leaving the hapless American People and the organic states of the Union to “assume” their debt for them.
And you, members of Congress and Governors, are all up to your necks in this steaming manure pile of fraud, graft, theft, racketeering, and other repugnant criminality, caught with your pants down in front of the entire world.
Blame the banks.
They are the ones that planned all this out and executed their plan. They are the ones who ran these “governmental services corporations” behind the scenes and set them up to be look-alike, sound-alike false storefronts mimicking the actual government the American People are owed. They are the ones that incorporated everything in sight so as to remove both the assets and people of the land to the international jurisdiction of the sea, where we could all be plundered at will by them and their henchmen and employees, the members of the Bar Associations and the Internal Revenue Service.
It really is all the fault of the banks and the bankers, so why not just stand aside?
It’s either them or you. You get to choose.
You all desperately need to start doing your actual jobs—the jobs you were elected in good faith to do by the trusting American People.
You need to back our reclamation of our assets being held by the World Bank, IBRD, BIS, IMF, FEDERAL RESERVE and other banks.
You need to spearhead a worldwide drive to prosecute these criminal banks and bankers. Bernie Sanders is right. He only has the tip of the iceberg in view, but he’s right.
The ancient parasitic scourge has now taken refuge among the Chinese. It’s not their fault. They need to be warned like people exposed to a deadly flu virus.
A special note to “Governor” Brown of Oregon: you have no public office, no valid Oath of Office, and no bond worth toilet paper: you are working for a “self-insured” bankrupt corporate franchise. All attempts to use the FBI as armed commercial mercenaries on American soil are bound for failure. Everyone in the whole world knows what is going on here. You aren’t going to be able to hand the Clinton’s their uranium deal. Wash your hands and run. Fast.
See this article and over 100 others on Anna’s website here:www.annavonreitz.com
January 22nd, 2016 by olddog
NEWS FROM OLDDOG
We are presently having about one inch per hour of snow accumulation here in the NC Mountains, so don’t be surprised if we are off line for a while. The weather goons are predicting eighteen inches here, and the trees will soon be falling.
Have a good day!
If you don’t conform to the crowd now, you’re a ‘radical’
That’s me in the middle!
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
In 2014, the Journal of Neuroscience published the results of a unique study that probed deep into human emotion.
Two Dutch scientists had conducted an experiment in which they exposed test subjects to a wide range of scenarios to evoke some of the most primal human emotions– joy, anger, etc.
Subjects were hooked up to an electro-encephalogram (EEG) in order to quantitatively measure their brains’ cognitive response to powerful emotions.
And the results were pretty conclusive: the most powerful emotional experience, as measured by the sheer volume of human brain activity and neurological reaction, was humiliation.
This really explains a lot when you think about it.
Deep down we human beings are social creatures. We seek acceptance from the group.
It’s why conformity is so much easier than standing apart from the crowd, even when the crowd makes absolutely no sense.
And those who don’t conform and think independently are labeled radicals.
Our financial system is a great example of this.
They’ve spiked the punch bowl with so many lies. Home prices always go up. The debt doesn’t matter because we owe it to ourselves. We can always print more money.
None of this nonsense is true. But the financial establishment tells us so. Big media repeats it over and over again. Eventually hundreds of millions of people believe it.
And anyone who dares question the sanctity of this system is labeled a radical.
(This goes for just about everything now. Eerily, governments are now branding people who disagree with the state as radicals.)
This is total BS.
You’re not a radical because the federal government’s own balance sheet shows that they are hopelessly insolvent to the tune of negative $17.7 trillion.
You’re not a radical because the US Federal Reserve’s balance sheet shows that, on a mark to market basis, they too are insolvent.
You’re not a radical because the balance sheet of the FDIC shows that they don’t maintain the minimum amount of capital as required by law to adequately insure the banking system.
You’re not a radical because the financial statements of some of the largest banks in the country show that they only keep a tiny percentage of your savings on reserve, and park the rest of your money in some foolish investment fad, or loan it to a bankrupt government.
You’re not a radical because the annual reports of the largest trust funds in the US retirement system show that they are either pitifully underfunded, or entirely out of cash.
You’re not a radical because you think that, maybe just maybe, there might be negative consequences at some point down the road from all of this insanity…
… that, maybe just maybe, when nearly every major component of the financial system is either highly illiquid or completely insolvent, that there could possibly be trouble down the road.
Most of all, you’re not a radical because you have a Plan B.
It hardly seems outlandish to look at objective, publicly available data and think “wow, this entire banking system is built on a house of cards…” and then to actually do something about it.
There are so many options.
You might look abroad to hold a portion of your savings where the banks are extremely liquid and well capitalized, located in a jurisdiction with minimal debt.
Or you might simply consider holding some physical cash, or a mix between physical cash and precious metals.
These aren’t radical ideas. It’s sensible to take astute, rational steps to protect yourself from the consequences of such obvious risks.
Have a nice weekend,
What good thing can be said for a nation so stupid they continue supporting the very system that is destroying them? Talk about humiliation! Just wait till the shit really hits the fan in America. Most of the city folks are already incapable of wiping their ass, and soon they will be steeling your eye glasses to barter with, and, or your shoes and socks. If you’re not capable and ready to blow their head off, they will sooner or later become cannibals’ and eat you alive. GOOD LUCK SUCKERS!