Archive for July, 2011
July 30th, 2011 by olddog
By Rebekah Southerland
FORWARDED for Education, Edification, and Information only
FACT: Piers Morgan on CNN News pressed his GOP audience to "believe" that IRS taxes pay for government and is presenting the GOP as "bad guys" in the ongoing saga of government down grade and default, per his program on July 29, 2011.
LINK: Grace Report: http://www.uhuh.com/taxstuff/gracecom.htm
FACT: The Grace Report presented to the American public by President Reagan told the truth about how the IRS-gathered taxes are used. IRS taxes DO NOT pay for running the federal government. They pay for DEBT REDUCTION on the national debt…only and nothing else.
FACT: The British Piers Morgan is ignorant of how the American tax system operates, yet his opinion is used to persuade Democrats that the GOP is causing a default.
FACT: Piers Morgan refuses to discuss the fact that there is no Democrat plan in writing. Neither the President nor the Senate Democrats have a written bill by which compromise can be made.
FACT: Compromise cannot take place when only one side presents a written bill…compromise always involves two different written plans. So, when the talking news heads say there is not compromise, they reveal how ignorant they are….or they are trying to spin the public opinion against the GOP. Compromising "hot air" just will not happen. Stupid opinion.
FACT: The Republican TEA Party knows that FREEDOM cannot compromise with COMMUNISM.
FACT: TEA stands for "TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY".
FACT: Americans fought against Brits and taxation in the past. They are doing it again.
FACT: All Americans are smart….but, some Americans are smarter than others.
FACT: Smart Americans know that the Communist Manifesto ten planks were inserted into the Democratic Party Platform with the influence of Eleanor Roosevelt. This fact was made public by the British intelligence officer John P. Coleman, who disclosed the evidence.
FACT: Smart Americans know that the communist-loving politicians have infiltrated both sides of the political aisle, and that a communist insurgency is taking place in the USA. General Boykin made this fact known via video disclosure in 2011.
FACT: Smart Americans know that without a $4 Trillion cut to the budget, Moody's will down grade the US Credit Rating. So far, no political party has passed a bill that will cut $4 trillion. The President refuses to put forth a plan to cut $4 Trillion. The DOWN GRADE is now inevitable.
FACT: Smart Americans know that a DEFAULT of the federal level will literally put the federal level "out of business", thereby leaving the 50 State governors in charge of the country.
FACT: Smart Americans want total grid lock in the federal level. They want a default. They are ready to press the RESTART button for the FAILED FEDERAL LEVEL.
FACT: CNN is not telling the truth to the American public with the news coverage by the British Piers Morgan.
OPINION: Piers Morgan is nothing but a talking head that is owned and operated by the Vatican and The Crown syndicate, which is usinghis position as a bully pulpit for the communist-oriented Democratic Party position ….smart freedom-loving Americans are ignoring CNN's Piers Morgan.
While Rebekah’s articles are always, and I mean ALWAY’S, accurate and professional. This one inspires me to comment on something missing.
She accurately points out that some American’s are smart, and some are not, but I wish she had commented on the majority just don’t seem to get it, whether they are smart or not. The fact’s existing prove beyond doubt that American’s have been brain-washed with the good guy bad guy communist political scenario for so long they no longer have the cognition remaining to know or remember that this side-show going on in congress is a diversion tactic designed and conducted by the International Bankers puppets to widen the divide between voters. So, consider this, just WHO should we be attacking in this information war? Just like any other kind of war, the puppets are pitted one against another until they are nothing more than dead men walking, while the general’s kick back and watch with glee. It is time to start reminding every one world wide in every form of information transfer that thegeneral’s are the enemy, not the dumb-ass soldiers. Granted there are other factors involved such as the Vatican, and the city of London Crown, but teaching that is like making a foot soldier carry 200 pounds of ammo, it’s just too much for the majority of American’s to rap their minds around. In fact, the one part of this un-holy trio that is the king pin is the International Bankers, without which the entire system would collapse and freedom loving men and women would have a chance to educate the masses on the benefits of a free market economy, and a Republican form of government. Just consider what it would be like in America if the media industry and public education was no longer tolerated and the constitution was returned to its original form. If we in the internet revolution do not concentrate our focus on the Bankers soon (LIKE RIGHT NOW) the masses will never GET IT in time! They have been feeding the masses poison food for their minds and bodies for so long the masses have developed a preference for it. So, CONSTANTLY blaming the politicians for all of America’s problems is not changing their diet, it is KILLING THEM! This is what the Bankers want! Remember this, the politicians would abandon their involvement in this surreptitious political carnival so fast it would make your head swimif THE BANKERS were incarcerated and broke. For the last one hundred years America’s government has been totally under the control of the bankers, and not even one of them have been ELECTED! This is not a diatribe against Rebekah, as God knows she has been a tireless soldier in the information war, or against any other patriotic journalist, but it is intended to be a reminder that soldiers don’t win wars, BANKERS WIN WARS! And the bankers should be our focus!
Comments like the Bankers minions in congress are at it again, will be more effective if it is constantly presented that way. We need to keep the masses focused on- the bankers own our government, and everything is their fault!
Without the bankers money power, the communist, liberials, and all other forms of scumbags they employee will be impotent!
Here is another thing we should remember; while there are hundred’s of thousands of Piers Morgan’s in the world, there are only a handful of Bankers in comparison, and they are too smart to be in the public eye. To kill a snake, cut off it’s damn head!
So here is our message to congress,
EITHER INDICT THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS, PROSECUTE THEM, CONFISCATE THEIR ASSETS, AND THROW THAT CROOK IN THE BLACK HOUSE TO THE DOGS!
OR YOU WILL NEVER FIND A PLACE TO HIDE FROM OUR WRATH!
After that happens, American’s will go into a damage control mode and from our innate desire for financial security we will show the world how God supported private enterprise can produce a life of abundance, liberty, health, and happiness. LESSON LEARNED: NEVER PUT A BANKER IN THE DRIVERS SEAT, AND ABANDON THE PARTY SYSTEM OF LEGISLATORS. There is only one kind of American WE WILL LET LEAD US, AN INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALIST, WITH ENOUGH BRAINS AND COURAGE TO ARTICULATE AND ENFORCE THE EMPOWERING OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND LIMITING THE ROLL OF GOVERNMENT.
July 29th, 2011 by olddog
TOTAL GLOBAL Contributions as of: 02/14/11 to 08/01/2011: (6 months) $567 (12 contributors)
What is needed to be effective?
A slight tad bit more than what was receivedbut then I did not ask this year for backing as I did in previous years. I left it to the individual to step forward without being asked.
So, in light of the results of not asking I guess I will have to ask for the first time in 2011 by a CAFR1 National email post sent for the month of August..
CAFR1 Donation Page updated for August 1, 2011:
* Millions of people from across the country are talking about what CAFR1 brought forward.
** Trillions of dollars are being moved to perpetuate "Business as Usual" for the government players and their cooperatives.
*** Gas provided this year for CAFR1 to reverse the tide for one and all as of August 1st 2011 is as seen above.
Let me say up front that help with operating funds for CAFR1 is and will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and Sent FYI from,
Walter Burien – CAFR1
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936
Tel. (928) 458-5854
PS: Remember David and Goliath? It just so happened that David won.
Here is a man who is doing more for America than anyone I know, and what it has cost him in time and money is hard to imagine. By all rights this man should have a full staff and all of them with decent salaries, at our expense. If you donated as much as your worthless newspaper cost each week, you would never miss it and he could put it to a lot better use. C’mon folks, let’s all dig deep and support Walter.
July 29th, 2011 by olddog
By Mike Scruggs
On the front page of the Sunday New York Times of July 24, Norwegian terrorist and mass-murderer Anders Breivik was called “a gun-loving, right-wing, fundamentalist Christian opposed to multiculturalism.” With this mainly false statement, the Times reporter attacked and slandered two of the Times’ favorite enemies: the adherents of traditional Scripture-based Christianity and supporters of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The desired implication was, of course, that conservative Christians, gun-owners, and advocates for limited government and traditional values should take part of the blame for Breivik’s twisted ideology and unspeakable crimes.
Breivik’s 1,500 page manifesto, however, indicates that he doesn’t have a clue about genuine Christianity. He writes in his manifesto and indicates in Internet posts that he is not religious, doubts God’s existence, and does not pray. He is an admirer of Charles Darwin and believes that science should have undisputed authority over religion, which is a crutch for weak people. He candidly admitted that he found no support for his actions in either Catholic or Protestant teachings. Breivik does identify with the cultural Christianity that is a foundational component of European and American civilization. Basically, he identifies with traditional European culture and believes it is being undermined by massive Muslim immigration, which has been encouraged by the Left-Socialist parties in Europe.
Murder, and especially mass murder, is inexcusable in the service of any cause, but that doesn’t mean that many Europeans don’t have some legitimate grievances and frustrations concerning the massive influx and growth of Islam in Europe. They are learning the hard way that the much-touted glories of multiculturalism are fool’s gold.
Multiculturalism insists that all cultural values are equal, so Norwegians and other peoples should not insist on preserving their own culture. They should feel guilty about preserving their culture and gladly give it up.
Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first major European leader to stand up and say that multiculturalism was not working and that the German people wanted a German culture. The leaders of Britain, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands have now rejected multiculturalism. Even Sweden is turning to the right. Multiculturalim has been a political and sociological fad for several decades, but its acceptance requires the closing of the mind to observed reality and logic. It is happy-clappy nonsense that many Europeans are now realizing is unaffordable, undesirable, and a serious threat to European cultural and political survival.
Unfortunately, this silly, unrealistic, and logically defective philosophy has now become a totalitarian ideology. Just this year a Norwegian evangelist was arrested while quietly and unobtrusively evangelizing during Independence Day and Gay Pride parades. Hate Speech laws have essentially crushed free speech in Norway except for the multiculturalist left. The Netherlands is now revolting against the demise of free speech, but several years ago even political leaders faced the threat of criminal prosecution for criticizing multiculturalism.
Like Sweden, Norway has seen its crime rate go from near zero to problematic, with rape at the top of the criminal popularity chart. A disproportionate share of this crime wave is attributable to non-Western immigrants. Yet all the pressures of political correctness and the law have silenced any protest. Forty-six percent of Oslo’s welfare recipients are non-Western immigrants and consume 55 percent of the city’s social services budget. Norway is an especially wealthy country because of its North Sea oil reserves. Much of Norway’s welfare budget is funded by a petroleum fund, but the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise estimates that it will be depleted by 2015 unless immigration is drastically reduced. A Norwegian journalist writing in Belgium recently made the statement that there was more free speech in North Korea than in Sweden. This is hyperbole, of course, but the problem is real and just as bad in Norway.
The level of frustration may be higher in Norway. Norwegians see their national retirement and medical care funds being devoured by people who have little identity with or appreciation for Norwegian culture and democracy. They see crime rates soaring. Yet the government is largely ignoring or even denying the problems. Furthermore, the prospects for political change are uphill because of limits to free speech on subjects touching race, religion, and foreign cultures. Christianity is more and more persecuted, while Islam is a sacred cow. Breivik’s atrocity, far from advancing or saving European culture, may have closed the political door to its survival in Norway. I pray not, for I love Norway and her people.
Here is a warning from American history, taken from the minority report of a U.S. Congressional Committee in 1871:
“…when people saw that they had no rights which were respected, no protection from insult, no security, even for their wives and children, and that what little they had saved…was being confiscated by taxation…many of them took the law into their own hands and did deeds of violence which we neither justify or excuse. But all history shows that bad government will make bad citizens.”
I hope my readers can see the global reach of the bankers control of governments, education, and media, and what they are doing to create a one world society.
Perhaps like me, you place a high value on our culture and will refuse to accept outside control of our country, it's laws, religion, currency, and personal freedoms.
If you are still uninformed on this issue of International Bankers and how they are destroying the world, and peace in the world, you better visit this site more often.
You should know by now our government is non-responsive to us, and it will take a hundred million angry people to make a difference. Remember this!
"All history shows that bad government will make bad citizens.”
July 27th, 2011 by olddog
Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.
Sunday, July 24, 2011 – with Anthony Wile
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.
Introduction: Dr. Vieira holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School). For over thirty-six years he has been a practicing attorney, specializing in cases that raise issues of constitutional law. He has presented numerous cases of import before the Supreme Court and written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals. His latest scholarly works are Constitutional "Homeland Security" (2007), a proposal to begin the revitalization of the constitutional Militia of the several states; Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2d rev. ed. 2002), a comprehensive study of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective; and How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary (2004), an analysis of the problems of irresponsible "judicial supremacy", and how to deal with them. With well known libertarian trader Victor Sperandeo, he is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered "crash" of the Federal Reserve System, and the political revolution it causes. He is now working on an extensive project concerned with the constitutional "Militia of the Several States" and "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms."
Daily Bell: Thanks for sitting down with us again. We've interviewed you before and are always struck by your clarity and eloquence. In this interview we want to make some declarative statements, if you don't mind, and then have you respond. These are very "tough" questions by the way, and we don't mind at all if you disagree or do not wish to discuss them. Wouldn't be the first time and we wouldn't blame you a bit. Anyway, we'll start with a couple of basic questions … What's the single-most critical problem facing America right now? We think it's America's growing militarism and authoritarianism.
Edwin Vieira, Jr: I agree. The elaboration of a national para-military police state is the most dangerous development in recent times. The likelihood of a crash of the Federal Reserve System in hyperinflation is critical, too. But if that event occurs (as it probably will), the response of the power-structure will not be to correct the situation, but instead to impose the worst kind of third-world "austerity" on this country, in order to salvage the financial system at the expense of Mr. and Mrs. America. As most average Americans will not accept savage cuts in their standard of living gracefully, "austerity" will have to be rammed down their throats with police batons. Which, as far as I can tell, is the main, if not the only reason for the Department of Homeland Security.
Of course, I was predicting all this YEARS ago, to those who read my columns at www.newswithviews.com, so today I feel a bit like Cassandra must have. You know, the only reason we are aware of Cassandra is that (i) she was right in her predictions, and (ii) no one paid any attention to her! If the Trojans had harkened to her warning, they might have beaten the Greeks (or avoided the war altogether); and then credit would have gone to Priam, Hector, Paris, Aeneas, or some other "hero", rather than to the prophetess. That leaves me with something of a pessimistic outlook.
Daily Bell: What's going on in the Middle East? We've lost count of the wars and skirmishes in which the US is involved.
Edwin Vieira, Jr: What's going on in the Middle East is what has gone on there since the days of the Assyrians: naked imperialism, the struggle for resources, trade routes, military bases, and puppet local leaders and states to do the Empire's bidding (what used to be called "satraps" and "satrapies"). In ancient times, because the Middle East was largely "a world of its own", if an imperialistic state conquered the region it effectively ruled its world. Today, the Middle East is a point d'appui (as the military strategists say) for launching attacks on the whole globe, and a choke point for controlling the flow of vital resources. So, modern imperialists imagine, if they control the Middle East they can control the entire world.
Daily Bell: In the past six months our thinking has coalesced around the idea of what we now call "directed history" or conspiratorial history. We increasingly tend to believe, at least theoretically, that humanity's real history is a "directed" one. Make any sense to you? Are you a believer in the mainstream "great man" theory of history?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: No rational person believes that what happens in a social context is the product of purely individual action, by isolated people just (as was said of Lee Harvey Oswald) "acting alone ." Most of what happens in a social context, and certainly in an economic or a political context, is the result of concerted action by groups of people. Moreover, these people do not act for no reason, or for mutually contradictory reasons. As the Austrian Economists point out, "human action is purposeful behavior ." There is always a reason (although it may be a bad one or an incorrect one) on the basis of which the members of the group concert their activities. To call these actions "conspiracy" may or may not be correct, depending on whether the ends envisioned or the means employed are illegal or immoral. But to deny that they are concerted actions of particular people, intentionally directed to some specific goals believed by those people to be beneficial to themselves, and that they are usually more successful, because they are concerted, than similar actions by isolated individuals, is ridiculous.
Sometimes these groups attain so much economic, political, or military power or influence that, for a time, they "direct" (or seem to "direct") a society's course, or important aspects of it. The "paper-money oligarchy" is one such group. But we must remember that competition always develops among existing groups, causes some old groups to disappear, and stimulates the formation of new groups. So we might say that there is "sporadic direction", or "intermittent direction", and certainly "competition in direction", but not "permanent direction" by any one group.
For example, Tsardom was a huge apparatus of concerted action that "directed" "all the Russias" for several hundred years. Then it collapsed, and the Bolsheviks took its place – literally, with Stalin more of a "Tsar" than even Ivan the Terrible had been. But the whole Bolshevik enterprise imploded and then fragmented under Gorbachev. What are we to say? Sic transit gloria mundi. These supposedly "directing" powers apparently lacked the power necessary to "direct" their own survival. Tsardom may not have been a "conspiracy", but Bolshevism certainly was. (Lenin himself viewed and ran the Communist Party as such.) So even supremely powerful conspiracies can come apart at the seams.
As for "great men", surely there have been individuals who have stood out as "leaders", for good or ill, throughout history. But no Hitler, Stalin, or Mao, to cite the worst modern examples, could have succeeded without dozens of lieutenants, and tens if not hundreds of thousands of lower-level helpers and hangers-on who had to be just as bad as they were, because the lower-level operatives were the ones who actually performed the arrests, actually confined people in concentration camps (gulag, laogai), and actually pulled the triggers in the execution-cellars. I am not aware of any evidence that Hitler, Stalin, or Mao ever shot some political enemy in the back of the head; but hundreds of thousands of supposed "enemies" were shot by their lackeys. "Great men" of that stamp are apparently "great" because they can convince large numbers of "little men" to behave in the most bestial ways towards even larger numbers of their completely innocent and harmless fellow men. The questions that need answers, then, are: Why do the "lesser men" follow the Hitlers, Stalins, and Maos into the labyrinth of evil? And why do the masses allow themselves to be herded, and even slaughtered, by these thugs as so many sheep?
Daily Bell: Like you, we are far from endorsing the Great Man theory of history. In fact, we believe the forces behind this directed history over the past 500 years anyway are Anglo-American elites. These are basically banking families and their enablers based in Britain, Europe with military and intelligence arms (along with other such families) in Israel and the US. Your thoughts?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: There is no question that this "banking" (or, more descriptively, "financial racketeering") group has been, for a long time, the dominant economic, political, and social force in Western Civilization, and more recently in world civilization. But the cracks in its facade are already widening to a dangerous degree: Its paper-money and credit schemes are in the final stages of Ponzi self-destruction. Its militaristic imperialism has arrived at the point of "overstretch ." Its "social programs" to keep the masses content with "bread and circuses" are proving too expensive to maintain while funding the other major line-items of the imperialistic agenda. Its political and economic fronts of "democracy", "free elections", "two parties", "the rule of law", "freedom of speech", "free markets", "free trade" et cetera ad nauseum, are being exposed as frauds. So the game seems to be up.
Daily Bell: Again, we agree. But that has not stopped them so far. In fact, we believe these families use what we calldominant social themes or fear-based promotions along with military actions (wars, large and small) to reshape the world and set it increasingly on the path toward one world government … and continue to do so.
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Yes, agitation and propaganda focusing on fear and greed, fomenting of international and civil wars, artificially created and managed "booms and busts", cultural subversion … they are all aimed ultimately at a global police state. Whether this police state turns out to be predominately fascistic or socialistic in character depends upon which of the contending forces within the globalist movement proves more realistic, resilient, and ruthless: the governmental bureaucrats and the politicians and intelligentsia allied with them ("the Red Front"); or the supra-national corporations and the bureaucrats and politicians allied with them ("the Brown Front"). At this point in the United States, I should bet on the Brown Front, because of the tremendous power of the Military-Industrial Complex, and the recognition by the deep thinkers in the Pentagon that they need the things only the industrialists can supply far more than they need anything the pencil-pushers in the civilian bureaucracy can offer.
Daily Bell: We want to focus a little more on this idea of unified world control because you have been magnificent in calling attention to what is going on in America, but there is perhaps a larger WHY. We don't believe these US andNATO foreign wars are wars for resources. These are wars of neo-colonial control. Correct? Incorrect?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Why would any materialist want to control some geographical territory and a troublesome hostile population, except for what can be gained in material terms from that control? There are valuable natural resources, and (to use the "planners'" favorite term) "human resources", too, in those far-away places. Also, denying resources of various kinds to opponents is part of a war for resources.
Of course, one cannot discount the involvement of psychopathological elements in all this. Psychopaths–with whom modern governments have been staffed to superfluity throughout the Twentieth Century and even unto this very day – do not usually think in strict economic terms of "cost versus benefit." Hitler, for example, wanted to exterminate the Slavic populations in the East, and resettle those lands with ethnic Germans (the "lebensraum" policy). Apparently, because of his racist aberrations, it never dawned on him (or he rejected the idea) that the Slavs could more easily and profitably have been reduced to "haulers of wood and drawers of water," and thus been made to pay their own way more or less in cooperation with the occupying forces. And his brutal policies against the indigenous populations significantly contributed to his losing the war against Stalin. Then, how many people did Stalin murder senselessly (or apparently senselessly, according to what we would consider a rational calculation) in pursuit of "collectivization of the land" or various "five year plans"? Or Mao, with "the Great Leap Forward" and "the Cultural Revolution"? There may have been some method behind these events; yet they all certainly reeked strongly of madness, too.
Daily Bell: Ok, point taken. But let's press you a little on that. In addition to seeking control – domination – over additional regions of the world, we believe that an entire global infrastructure has been built up over the past 60 years and that this is no accident. The UN, IMF, NATO, World Bank, BIS, ICC are all recent globalist inventions, not to mention globalist trade associations and other entities such as WHO. Seems the entire world is becoming subject to a kind of creeping world government. Coincidence?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Hardly. The globalists know they cannot set up their world superstate in one fell swoop. So they are laying a few bricks here, and a few more there, that somewhere down the line will serve as the foundation, and then the walls, and then the roof of their projected building. Moreover, their plan is not just "creeping" along, any more than the construction of any complex edifice can be called "creeping" simply because it takes a long time to complete. They have their schedule. Unfortunately for them, quite a few people in the world oppose the project, albeit in somewhat chaotic fashion. So the schedule is set back now and again, in unpredictable ways. And some parts of the construction, such as military alliances (NATO, the various "coalitions" cobbled together for ad hoc aggression in the Middle East), will doubtlessly prove to be merely temporary expedients, just as a wooden frame into which concrete is poured for a foundation is discarded after the concrete hardens.
Daily Bell: We've noticed that military pressure plays a part in this globalization of the Western paradigm – one we call regulatory democracy. In Iraq and Afghanistan for instance, almost the first thing American officials did was start a central bank. The second thing would be to set up a public school system. Then tax collection, military police etc. Seems like neo-colonialism to us, even though you have stated that this occurs at least partially for purposes of a resource grab? So let us ask the question again. Is the ultimate purpose one of control – of culture and regions – or one of resources?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Put it that way and these are the instruments of control, the means rather than the ends. If, as applied to foreign countries that the imperialists take over, in the aggregate they represent the mechanistic essentials of "neo-colonialism", what are they to be called in the imperialists' own countries (the United States and the United Kingdom, in particular)? Apparently, the US and the UK were "colonized" long ago by use of these various techniques, which were then perfected for export to unwilling customers worldwide. So then the question becomes, Who were (and still are) the original "colonizers"? Remember, human action is purposeful behavior by identifiable individuals, not disembodied "forces" or "trends ." We need to identify, as Captain Renault would have said, "the usual suspects."
Daily Bell: Excellent. This is absolutely true in our view. These strategies were worked out at home and applied abroad. It seems to us that the World War I extended Anglosphere control to Germany. World War II crushed Japan as an independent entity and the Vietnamese and Korean wars brought Asia into the Anglosphere fold. Now this is happening in the Middle East and Africa. In others words, almost every war on the past century has really been fought to advance globalism. Other rationales and mainstream history are actually a kind of smokescreen. Too cynical?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: As no war in recent memory has been waged in order to bring about, or even support, true national independence for any country (including the United States), one can presume that globalism was the purpose for them all. As Sherlock Holmes would say, once every other explanation for the crime has been eliminated, the one that remains is likely correct.
Daily Bell: Let's return to this issue of regions versus resources. We don't believe the US and Britain are playing the "great game." We think the countries in the Middle East and Africa are the only ones left that do not participate in the so-called unity of nations and that what is going on now in the Middle East and Africa is a kind of final push to subjugate the world. Any truth to this in your view? Just paranoia?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Even paranoids sometimes have real enemies. I doubt, though, that all of the countries in the world other than those in the Middle East and Africa are playing the "unity of nations" game in the same way the US, the UK, and their client (or puppet) states are playing it. The Chinese and the Russians, certainly, do not intend to become "junior partners" of the Anglo-American cabal, if they can help it. And perhaps the Germans might recognize the benefit of their allying with the Russians and the Chinese in a sort of modern "Dreikaiserbund", as the Anglo-American funny-money apparatus explodes in hyperinflation. So there are many wild cards left to be played in this deck.
Daily Bell: It seems to us that regulatory democracy – which you could also call fascism – is the preferred form of government that the Western elites want to spread around the world. Yes? No?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: The fascistic model is the one that "works," after a fashion, because it retains a modicum of free-market direction of resources. Besides being proven by Mises and other economists to be unworkable in theory, the socialistic model of central bureaucratic planning has also been discredited in practice by its failure in the Soviet Union, Mao's China, and so on. The Western "elitists" may be knaves; but they are not entirely fools. So, given that their ascendancy cannot abide the free market and limited government, and that they cannot maintain that ascendancy economically through socialism, fascism would seem to be their only realistic choice.
Daily Bell: Can you expand on China's and Russia's relationship with the West?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Russia is a semi-Western country; but its leadership class harbors significant resentments and jealousies against the Anglo-American Establishment. So I think it's being "on board" [with elite globalism] is problematical. As for the Chinese, they are an entirely different culture. They may lead the Anglo-Americans into believing that they are "on board"; but why they should actually be "on board" mystifies me, particularly in that they must recognize that the Western funny-money Ponzi banks and financial centers are in the final throes of self-destruction. If you knew the iceberg was waiting for you, would you sail on the Titanic?
Daily Bell: This globalist push seems to have started about ten years ago, right after 9/11. In fact, 9/11 seems to have been the galvanizing force behind the current leg of militaristic internationalism. Does this make you suspicious of the official story behind 9/11? We've joined voices with others calling for a new investigation, maybe an international one. Is this naïve? Does it matter anymore? As Bill Clinton would say, should we just move on?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: If Bill Clinton said it, we have good reason to be suspicious. We still don't know exactly what was going on in Mena, for Heaven's sake! The key event in 9/11 was the obvious controlled demolition of WTC-7. That and that alone should settle the question that the "official" 9/11 story is bunkum, through and through.
What the truth of the matter is, only a real investigation can determine. But the people behind the cover-up should realize that thousands of innocent individuals were murdered on 9/11; that there is NO statute of limitations on murder (and certainly not on mass-murder); and that whoever aids and abets the actual murderers by covering up the crime after the fact is equally guilty. So the perpetrators of this crime and their henchmen are playing with nano-thermite, as it were. If a real American patriot ever should become President, with control of the investigatory apparatus of the government in Washington, and as Commander in Chief of the Militia in every State, they are finished.
Daily Bell: The ramifications of the theory of directed history are sizeable. But let's stick to the present. Is Barack Obama a kind of elite puppet?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: He is certainly operating far "above his pay grade", as the expression goes. And it appears that he did not arrive there on the basis of outstanding personal merit, or decades of hard, effective work as a legislator or administrator. So what would Sherlock Holmes's conclusion be?
Daily Bell: Is central banking the engine that drives the elites' increasingly global governance?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: So far it has been. Which leads one to expect that, with the imminent collapse of the Federal Reserve System as the de facto world central bank, the "elitists" will now attempt to set up a de jure world central bank independent of every particular country's laws.
Daily Bell: Can you see in American history a pattern of increasing centralization of money and political authority – power drained from the states. Is this simply coincidence?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: It certainly was NOT "coincidence"! But as I wrote a book of some 1,700 pages on this subject, entitled PIECES OF EIGHT: THE MONETARY POWERS AND DISABILITIES OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (available from Amazon), I shall refer your readers there for the full story.
Daily Bell: We think the modern historical paradigm pits the truth-telling of the Internet Reformation against the fear-based promotions and militarism of the elites. Any credibility to this?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: The Internet is full of "fear-based promotions and militarism", too, because the Establishment is learning to "game" it. Also, it is overrun with drivel and nonsense, from every wavelength of the political spectrum, because anything can be posted by anyone at any time at very low cost. In addition, I find that people who habitually use the Internet, almost to the exclusion of reading books, tend to develop very short attention-spans. Confronted by more than one page of text, they impatiently click to some other link (usually with pictures). They come to demand–and to receive – very easily chewed "e-bites" of information, which, being so limited in substance, tend often to be as much mis-information as real information. That is, for most people the Internet is not Harvard University's Widener Library, but what amounts to a "Dick and Jane" primary-school reader.
There is also the problem of the incalculable mass of material floating through the ether. How does one discriminate? Of X thousand web sites and blogs, which ones are actually worth reviewing? Does someone utterly unknown to you have a basis for what he is publishing? On balance, though, the Internet has opened up many doors that the Establishment would prefer to see permanently closed. So, on the principle that "it takes a crooked stick to beat a mad dog," I'm all for it.
Daily Bell: We think in fact the modern Internet Reformation era is partially a replay of what happened when theGutenberg press helped spark the Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, etc. – as well as a series of endless Peasant wars. Your thoughts?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: I'm glad that you observed that "the Gutenberg press" might have had untoward, as well as beneficial, consequences. I suppose the ultimate point is that information, by itself, is not enough. A bit of discrimination and prudence has to be added, or things will tend to get out of hand.
Daily Bell: Good point, though actually the Peasant Wars were started to distract people from the influence of the Press so far as we can tell. Anyway, if modern history IS directed by Anglo-American elites, is world government inevitable – as this seems to their goal?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Nothing has ever proven to be "inevitable" in human affairs except death. Did we not just come through a century of destructive idiocy during which huge numbers of supposedly intelligent people professed to believe in "dialectical materialism", "scientific socialism", and "the dictatorship of the proletariat", all summed up in "the inevitability of communism"? But outside of American universities, anyone who stood up and proclaimed "the inevitability of communism" today would be viewed as a candidate for psychiatric intervention.
Practically speaking, the "elitists" do have their goals. But hundreds of millions of other people have other, contrary goals. And as those people outnumber the "elitists" by orders of magnitude, as "God is on the side of the heavier battalions," and as the "elitists'" goals are unworkable in any event, I wonder whose goals in the long run will prove to be "inevitable."
Daily Bell: Do you think these elites wish to reduce the world's population? What do you think of the Rosicrucian Georgia Guidestones?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: I harbor no doubt that psychopaths in positions of power would not shrink from murdering anyone who stood in their way – whether particular individuals, economic classes, races, and so on. Have they ever shrunk from mass murder?
Daily Bell: If one accepts modern directed history, it seems as if the effort to create global governance has taken a step back because of Pashtun/Taliban resistance. We see the British, in particular, having tried to crush the Pashtuns three times in the past 150 years. We don't think these were resource wars but were wars specifically aimed at erasing tribal resistance to create an easier path toward a one-world order. Any truth to this?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Lenin and Stalin ruthlessly crushed the so-called "kulaks" and a large part of the ordinary Ukrainian and Russian peasantry as well. Tens of millions died. These events were part of the Bolsheviks' "resource wars", primarily for control of food, but with the ultimate aim of stabilizing and preserving the Bolshevik regime (the proposed "new world order" of its day). The Bolsheviks would not have murdered so many peasants, if the peasants had not engaged in a kind of "tribal resistance" to collectivization, expropriation, starvation, deportation to labor camps, and so on. So which is the chicken and which the egg?
As far as I can tell, the difference between the British and the Bolsheviks with respect to matters such as these consists in the letters that follow the "B", and not much more.
Daily Bell: We notice the current wars in the Middle East are for the most part tribal. The Yemenis and Somalis claim tribal kinship with each other, the Afghan Pashtun and Pakistani Punjabs are very ancient tribes; the Persians once dominated an empire. It seems as if rather than being a war on terror, the current wars breaking out are aimed at subjecting the oldest tribes of the world to the yolk of Western globalism. We think the war on terror simply disguises what is a war against the world's most ancient tribes. Any comments?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Yes, these various tribes do stand in the way of "Western globalism", are made up of refractory people who have the temerity to want to live their own lives in their own traditional manners, and will not knuckle under to anything short of overwhelming force. Ergo, force is being applied to them at almost a genocidal level; but, unfortunately for the globalists, it is proving to be less than overwhelming.
On the other hand, the globalists would be following exactly the same policies if those areas were inhabited by refractory, armed people transplanted from Cleveland, Ohio (who, I understand, are pretty tough, too, or they never would have survived there).
These so-called "wars" (so-called because they are not constitutional) are not "wars ON terror", but "wars OF terror", of which not all the victims are among these foreign tribes. The American people are victims, too. The Middle Eastern tribes do not hate Americans' freedoms, with which they have had no experience whatsoever; rather, they hate America's leadership class, which is bombing, shooting, and otherwise trying to kill them on a daily basis. And if Americans want to preserve their freedoms, they should begin to look closely at this situation through those tribesmen's eyes.
Daily Bell: We worry that if the Middle East and Africa are overrun, there could be nothing standing in the way of the elite's quest for global domination. In such a situation, we think the elites would enlarge their authoritarian efforts domestically. Thus, while it is bad now, it will be worse in the future for citizens of the West if the elites consolidate their gains abroad. Just paranoia?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: No, you are probably correct, IF no resistance were forthcoming from Americans themselves. But we see that the "elitists'" present "authoritarian efforts" are generating a tidal wave of disgust, anger, and increasing "push back" from average Americans across the country. So the idea that apparent "elitist" victories in the Middle East and Africa will shore up their position at home is not well founded.
Daily Bell: Some less geopolitical questions. Is Barack Obama going to win re-election?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: If the Republicans persist in nominating any one of their present "front runners" for President, the Democrats could nominate a stuffed rhinoceros and expect to win.
Daily Bell: How about Ron Paul?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: The Republicans will never nominate him. He is as dangerous to them as he is to the Democrats. Perhaps more so.
I hope that, after the Republicans and their lap dogs in the big media perform their usual "hatchet job" on him, Dr. Paul will run on a "fusion ticket" of the Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party, and whatever other third parties still desire their members to live in a free society. In that way, he might be able to find a place on the ballot in all or most of the States. If such a "fusion ticket" drew enough support, it would signal the impending death of the Republican Party. (And good riddance.)
Having decided not to run for re-election to Congress, Dr. Paul has nothing to lose, and can afford to go all out. And he could contribute nothing more valuable than to leave this country with a true "second" party. Then elections will become real contests between American patriots (the Whites, the traditional color of counterrevolution), and the fascist-socialist combine (the Browns and the Reds).
Daily Bell: If someone like Ron Paul were to win, would he be able to reverse the authoritarian tide in the US?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Let me put it this way: Dr. Paul has far more practical experience in government than do I. But if I were elected President, within six months or so I should have the "elitists" running pell-mell for the exits, by applying the "Seven I's Policy": namely, illuminate, investigate, interrogate, implicate, indict, inculpate, and incarcerate. Remember 9/11, for example. How many would have to "take a fall" for that little episode? So, I suspect that if Dr. Paul were to become President, and were to appoint the right people to the right offices, he could do a very great deal "to reverse the authoritarian tide" in short order. After all, in history as on the beaches, the tides flow and the tides ebb.
Daily Bell: We've noticed the tribal areas that remain the freest – or at least unengaged from global government – are the ones where people are armed, like Yemen and Afghanistan. Is this coincidence?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Hardly. As Mao Tse-tung wrote, "'[p]olitical power grows out the barrel of a gun'." Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press, First Edition, 1966), at 61. The Second Amendment makes the same point, albeit more idealistically: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Daily Bell: Are the elites worried about sparking a guerilla war in the West? Is this the reason for gun control?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: The reason for gun control is to deny common Americans the ability, and thereby the right, to live in "a free State", because the Second Amendment tells us that "the security of a free State" depends upon "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms." You can't have the former without the latter. And you can't attack the latter without attacking the former.
Obviously, the "elitists" must be extremely concerned with the level of armament among average Americans, and how ill it bodes for their schemes. If they push too hard, too fast, and too openly, some hard-bitten Americans are likely to start asking their oppressors point-blank: "Is enforcing the latest bit of bureaucratic stupidity and insolence worth anyone's life?" And once the shooting starts, all bets are off. Indeed, a betting man would probably not give odds against 100 million or more angry Americans armed with 200 to 300 million firearms and who knows how much ammunition. (Especially if a sizeable part of the Armed Forces sided with the insurgents.) Thinking about that possibility must keep the "elitists" in a cold sweat at night. Of course, no rational person wants any shooting to start. And the "elitists," if they were rational, would want it less than everyone else. But how rational are they?
Daily Bell: Is it rational to believe that if martial law came to America, that the country could be easily subdued?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: Martial law" – which is not "law" at all, but simply military force applied without limit to the populace – will not "come to America" until the country has been subdued. A "declaration of martial law" is nothing but that, until it is enforced. That's where the admonition "the Devil is in the details" will be proven true in spades.
Daily Bell: Best case – where is the US and the world headed? Worst case? Are you hopeful? Do you foresee a freer civil society to hand your children?
Edwin Vieira, Jr: I foresee a great deal of trouble before this country and the world exit the dark tunnel into which the "elitists" have led us. Do you imagine that the Federal Reserve System's monetary Ponzi scheme and the U.S. Treasury's gargantuan burden of debt, utterly unpayable in real terms, will not be dealt with by, or lead inexorably to, hyperinflation in the near term? And do you imagine that hyperinflation will not result in economic collapse, political upheavals, and massive civil unrest?
Out of all this a free society may emerge. But, first, a lot of teeth will have to be pulled from the vampires now parasitizing this country and the world. And they will not sit still in the dentists' chairs for the operations, I warrant. So I hope that my children turn out to be as tough customers as the Finns were not so long ago. They fought Stalin to a standstill twice, and walked away still in control of their own country. That proves it can be done, if one wants it enough.
Daily Bell: Thank you for your time once again – and for answering the "tough" questions.
Dr. Edward Vieira Jr. is an example of a person who should be ensconced in the bosom of wealth and power-elite fame by now. He went to the right schools and is a person of substantive intellect. But instead of finding himself heading up a corporation or fronting for a big mainstream media outlet, he has chosen the path of mainstream obscurity.
He is, however, still very well known and even loved by those who understand his courage in speaking out across the spectrum of the "alternative press." He has surely given up a much better living (no matter how good it is), than he could have made by turning his talents toward promoting the elite new world order.
But he didn't. We would guess that he didn't because he wouldn't. The problem that Western elites (Pharisees, one could call them) have in recruiting people for their plans is that they are mostly second raters. People who are real intellects, like Dr. Vieira, won't compromise what they believe in because they cannot. They have put extraordinary time and effort into becoming what they are and have not taken short-cuts. Therefore, they cannot psychologically accept the possibility of reconfiguring their points of view – not even for fame or money.
Everyone trims his or her sails "a little" now and again … but what the power elite demands is seeming total intellectual subjugation. Anyone who is a thinking person in this day and age, and not a sociopath, must go through life haunted by the ramifications of what he or she is doing in helping to support the coming world order. They must know their children, and their children's children will regret it.
The point is that the new world order will end in the death of millions, even billions. Totalitarianism, once established, and without opposition, always does. Fortunately, there is the Internet Reformation, which is continually bollixing up the schemes of those who wish to impose global governance in the near term. From global warming to central banking to the phony war on terror, the most powerful, fear-based dominant social themes of the elite have come under attack.
The play-book is as old as time. It is a mafia-like one. Create outside threats and then demand taxes, draftees and other sacrifices from the middle and lower classes. The trouble is that the intelligentsia has to be co-opted as well. And that is far more difficult during a communications revolution.
Whatever history was before, it is now a struggle between dominating elites and those who are enlightened by communication technology. The first "modern" struggle was waged 500 years ago during the era of the Gutenberg Press. The current struggle is being waged in the era of the electronic communication – also known as the era of the Internet Reformation.
We believe that power elites do not win these modern struggles. They may not lose, but their plans are cyclically disrupted. Just as they were recovering from the damage done by the Gutenberg Press, along came the Internet. It must be frustrating.
What the Internet has done is reveal the vast panorama of control the elites established in the 20th century. For someone like Dr. Vieira, such a revelation (no matter when it occurred) is not personally tolerable. He cannot help it. He must speak out when others will not.
Let us also make clear that Dr. Vieira is a patriot of the most fundamental sort. He loves his country, friends and family. He loves the system on which these "united States" was founded; one of natural law, minimal government and untrammeled free markets that gave opportunity to all.
All great systems of commerce are fractured: It is their eventual cohesion that gives rise to empires. But the natural state of humankind is one of dissipated authority. It is from this that freedom arises, and freedom midwifes wealth. The Seven Hills of Rome, the City States of Greece and the Italian Renaissance … in each case, oppressed people had the ability to pick up and move to where they could still use their own language and continue their affairs without rupture. Thus governments did not have ability to grow to oppressive.
But now we are constantly told the world is "smaller" place and that governance must reflect this centralized reality. The system of sociopolitical disparate parts is the one the elites are continually undermining; not overly but covertly as people would not stand for an overt undermining of the freedom that created the world's greatest and most prosperous state in the modern world. They fund their depredations through central banking (printing money from nothing); now they have created a phony "war on terror" that they can direct as they wish, like a Hollywood producer moving "the action" wherever he chooses, or wherever freedom needs to be eradicated.
And yet … more and more begin to understand. Dreamtime gradually evaporates. This is the real trouble that the Anglo-American power elite faces in the 21st century. Post Internet it is a game of numbers. There are billions who would not want a new world order and a few who do. As prominent voices like Dr. Vieira's speak up, as they must, the odds of global governance (for the time being anyway) are perhaps diminished. There are not many like Dr. Vieira, but they are people who matter.
July 26th, 2011 by olddog
July 26, 2011
Dear Money Morning Reader,
If you or anyone you know is looking for a job right now, take a look at this opening… and please pass it on to anyone you might know.
Base pay – right off the bat – is $174,100 a year. And you don't need any experience to qualify.
People with all kinds of backgrounds have held this job.
Carpenters, police officers, accountants, taxi drivers, volunteer firemen, musicians, dentists, engineers, farmers, nurses, bank tellers, ministers, driving instructors… Even a tollbooth operator has held this position.
And little education is required, either. Twenty-seven people currently holding one of these jobs have no more than a high-school diploma. And even that isn't required. Not even a GED.
Not bad, considering you'll never have to worry about money again.
In fact, practically every other colleague you'll meet in this job is a millionaire – or multimillionaire.
And in addition to an instant six-figure salary, you'll get three retirement plans. I'm not kidding. This is absolutely true.
You'll be eligible for Social Security benefits, of course, like everyone else. But you'll also get a 401(k)-like plan that "matches" up to 5%. And you'll get an increasingly rare chance to participate in a pension plan, too – a good one.
Even if you only last five years on the job, you're guaranteed an immediate, full pension when you retire at age 62… or at age 50 if you've worked 20 years… or at any time after you've worked 25 years.
You'll collect nearly 44% of your six-figure salary, depending on how long you worked.
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And if you have a pre-existing condition, that's okay. You'll be fully covered anyway.
You'll even have the option of visiting a doctor on site, whenever you want.
Or working out in a top-flight gym – for free…
Or taking a spin in your free "company" car, burning all the free gas you can buy…
Or parking it – for free – at the two regional airports near headquarters, which comes in handy…
Once you get this job, you'll be able to fly almost anywhere in the world for free… and make even more money while you're doing it. That's because you'll receive a per diem travel allowance… and get to keep whatever you don't spend – up to $3,000 per trip.
These are just a few of the job's perks. But here's the best part…
You barely have to work.
In fact, most of the people who hold this job work only three days a week. And they all enjoy more than a month of paid vacation every year on top of it… often much more.
This may be hard to believe, but it's absolutely true.
Now, if you'd like to apply for one of these openings, there are only two qualifications:
You must be at least 25 years old. And you have to be a U.S. citizen for at least the last nine years. That's it.
The only drawback is that you must be willing to travel to Washington, D.C. from time to time. But only when you really want to, between jaunts to Martha's Vineyard.
And things get even better…
That's because the annual salary is not all the money you can make in this job.
You see, when members of Congress leave office, they can still keep spending the PAC money on whatever they please… until it's gone.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), for example, has spent $50,807 this way at the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona. And Rep. Pete Sessions of (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, has spent $49,739 at several Las Vegas sites, including Dos Caminos, a restaurant that brags about its "vibrant bar scene."
Who's got time to worry about some "debt ceiling" when there's so much extra cash to burn?
But it's not just about the extra money…
Members of Congress can also increase their existing wealth… in ways the rest of us aren't allowed.
If, for example, Congress is considering a law that would help or harm a particular industry, members are free to use that information to buy or sell stock. So it's totally legal for them to personally profit from insider information.
The most popular investment among members of Congress? General Electric, in which 82 current members have invested.
GE paid no taxes last year.
Members also get a special tax deduction of $3,000 to write off living expenses when away from their congressional districts or home states. And, of course, the value of most of the other perks is not taxable.
I mean, why tax that income when you can simply add to our country's debt problems?
Let's face it… Our "representatives" are officially out of touch. They have no idea how real Americans live on a day-to-day basis.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to stop filling up 535 extra gas tanks each week…
Especially when 58% of Congress members are millionaires. And the "non-millionaires" are doing just fine.
The median wealth of a House member in 2009 was $765,010.
For or a senator, it was $2.38 million.
So let's be honest…
Despite what they tell us, working in Congress is not a "Public Service."
It's a job – an incredibly lucrative one.
We believe it's too lucrative.
And that's why we're petitioning members of Congress from all over the country to pay their fare share – just like the rest of us.
Today, you can join us.
We're looking for 1 million American taxpayers to sign our petition – people who, like us, are tired of paying for all of the excessive perks our rich members of Congress take for granted.
Our petition is not directed at Democrats or Republicans. It's not political at all. It's American – a straightforward attempt to end Congress' rampant abuse of power… regardless of party affiliation.
These people possess more wealth than 99.9% of Americans, and they write and protect laws to preserve this fact – laws that benefit them more than the rest us.
What's more, their compensation packages stretch far beyond the limits of their "public servant" roles. And they're funded at our expense!
This is wrong. We believe members of the U.S. Congress should be subjected to the same economic realities the rest of us must face.
So we're demanding one simple change: To eliminate their excessive, taxpayer-funded perks and make them pay their own way… just like the rest of us. No more freebies.
And we will get their attention…
You see, this is more than a petition you can sign. It's an event.
That's why we're filming it…
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald isn't just appearing on the Hill to hand-deliver this petition. He's taking it one big step further…
Keith's going to take every single member of Congress… and "nail them to the wall."
(Wait 'til you see how he does it!)
He's even giving them time to prepare…
Keith's sending them a letter, announcing to every member of Congress exactly where he'll be… when he'll be there… and why he's coming.
So are you ready?
Are you ready to stop filling up 535 extra gas tanks a week? Are you ready to stop paying for your representative's gym membership? Or taking care of his parking tickets? (Yes, we pay for those, too.) Or funding her extra retirement plan?
Are you ready to start making these people live like the rest of us?
We are. And now we're ready to do something about it.
You can sign our petition here. And if you know anyone else who would like to stop buying gourmet soups and sandwiches for rich people on Capitol Hill every day, pass this on.
William Patalon III
Executive Editor, Money Morning
July 23rd, 2011 by olddog
By James P. Tucker Jr.
The Minnesota state government shut down in July, closing state parks on a normally busy holiday weekend, because of a $5 billion “budget deficit.” At least 10 states have expanded gambling options for casinos, inviting more mobsters into their streets, again because of “budget deficits,” which they blame on the weak economy. However, it’s not “deficits” but states hiding money that causes this pain. Minnesota’s shutdown threw thousands of state employees out of work. Construction projects stalled. Millions of dollars in state revenues were lost. But Minnesota had $2.9 billion hidden from taxpayers in fiscal 2010, which ended June 30.
Assets exceeded liabilities by $10.9 billion. Another $2.9 billion in “unrestricted net assets” were hidden from public view.
What all states are not saying is they have plenty of bucks salted away, but you aren’t supposed to know that. Each year, all state and local governments prepare a financial report on assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditures called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR. You read about the budget and how your tax dollars are supposed to be spent in your local newspaper, but you don’t read about money hidden in the CAFR, because America’s controlled media hides these important facts.
CAFRs combine the financial reports of government agencies at all levels. They report all government funds, including those held outside the government treasury. It cites amounts owed the government but not received by the end of the fiscal year. It contains information on real property and other fixed assets and long-term obligations held outside the government treasury.
Walter Burien, a former commodity trader and leading authority on CAFRs, claims that state governments are sitting on more than $600 billion worth of assets. And that’s just the states. When you tally up the holdings of all 85,000 local, state and federal governments, the value of all of the assets comes to about $60 trillion, says Burien.
“Being that the CAFR is the accounting document for every local government, and with it effectively being blacked out for the last 60 years, this intentional omission of coverage is the biggest conspiracy that has ever taken effect in the United States,” said Burien. It’s “the biggest game in town.”
Alan Greenspan, a Bilderberg luminary, got it right years ago when he testified as chairman of the privately owned and controlled Federal Reserve before a Senate Committee: “I’m of the old fiscal school that you raise revenues for basic government purposes and if you don’t have those purposes you give the money back or you don’t tax it. . . . [P]rivate rates of return are significantly higher than the government rates of return.”
The good news is that, thanks to the Internet, it is becoming increasingly difficult for governments to bury their assets. A quick search on the Internet turned up thousands of websites dedicated to exposing CAFRs.
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July 23rd, 2011 by olddog
Never in the history of this country has there existed such widespread corruption, incompetence and weakness as now confront the American people. Unlike other periods of history, where certain segments of the ruling class, or elected officials, or power-brokers, seemed to dominate and characterize what the country had become, the extent of the breakdown is now universal throughout the country.Our political leaders are caricatures of what statesmen and women should be: they are spineless; petty; self-serving; and corrupted puppets of the moneyed interests that own them. The divisive bickering that passes for political dialogue is pathetically shallow.Wall street, the bankers, mortgage companies, vultures and their lobbyists that “advise” the politicians regarding how to salvage our economy, and who are responsible for the economic catastrophe facing the entire nation, are nothing short of robber barons. They knowingly and brazenly steal the wealth of the American people without so much as a “thank you.” Their profits make the usurious thieves of the past look like honest businessmen.
The insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and health industry bring shame on every person connected with them. Foreigners shake their heads in disbelief at the farce and charade our health industry has become. More and more Americans are literally outsiders in what has become an exclusive resource for the rich: health care.
Our educational institutions have priced themselves out of the public realm. They now serve as research arms of the corporations that fund them. Students can’t possibly graduate with a meaningful education without incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts and loans. The arms industry, Pentagon and multi-national corporations control virtually all of the research of our “educational” institutions.
The public service sectors of our economy have not only failed to keep up with the needs of the people, they barely even recognize the crumbling infrastructure that surrounds them. Public highways look like minefields; streets are rarely cleaned; public buildings fall into disrepair, with no money to keep them up; electricity is becoming too expensive for middle class households to support; and, more garbage fills the streets of our cities than the landfills created to hold it. Even water will soon become a scarce resource, to be bought and sold by those who “own” it.
Police and their cohorts, the prison guards have become invading armies joined at the hip in our cities and counties. The widespread murder and torture perpetrated by these “armed servants” of the ruling class is of epidemic proportions, and the laws protect these murderers in the name of law and order. Police who murder are seldom prosecuted, their names are hidden from the press, and those who challenge their authority face life-threatening opposition.
The courts have been bought and paid for by the corporations that finance judicial elections, and the politicians who appoint their lapdogs to the bench, do so upon orders from above. Prosecutors run our judicial system, and justice is nowhere to be found.
The media has become an arm of the entertainment industry, and good looks are more important to a reporter’s success than having a brain, or developing anything like investigative skills. The news is what corporate America and the Pentagon say it is – nothing more and nothing less.
Corporations, in the name of profit, are destroying the environment and our natural resources at an unparalleled pace. Even if the human race is able to outlast the catastrophes created by the ruling class, it is questionable whether the earth itself can survive.
The military-industrial complex defines our foreign policies pure and simple. Manufacturers of weapons systems and the Pentagon, which use those weapons, assure the world that our country will continue to invade and kill anyone who can’t fight back.
In short, there is such widespread graft and immorality amongst those who run and control our society as to prevent any meaningful change in the self-destructive course the nation is taking. We are as doomed as imperial Rome, Napoleonic France, or the Third Reich. We have sown the seeds of our own destruction, and there is no way back.It is for this reason that so many Americans have abandoned national politics and turned to their local communities for support, to organic gardening, and to spiritual sanctuaries for relief and protection. There is simply no room for salvation within the current U.S. hierarchy. The waiting game has begun, and nothing short of external attacks upon this country will result in meaningful change.Resistance to the insanity foisted upon us by the rich is the only rational and humane response possible. But where does one start when the depth and breadth of the corruption we face is so vast? Do we sign petitions to send to our sycophant politicians? Do we boycott the corporations that are the cause of our destruction? Do we pick up weapons against the police and prison administrations that imprison and beat us? Do we attempt to create communities and support systems outside the control of corporate America? Do we flee the country and support resistance struggles elsewhere in the world?
We can all certainly choose which flavor of dissent we prefer, but when the body politic is so laden with disease, it might make more sense to hasten its demise and start over anew.
July 23rd, 2011 by olddog
What the Government Will Never Tell You About the Debt Crisis
By Dan Ferris, editor, The 12% Letter
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Last week, I devoted the latest issue of The 12% Letter to the debt ceiling… and how it will affect us as investors.
After sifting through the government's numbers and mindless claims of "Armageddon," I believe it should not worry you as an investor. And I'm convinced as ever the "debt ceiling" debate is a dog and pony show that distracts Americans from our country's biggest problem.
Politicians like Barack Obama and Tim Geithner tell us that a failure to raise the debt ceiling by August 2 will result in catastrophe. They say many government employees and vendors will not get paid starting on August 3. I doubt this is true. The government will always find a way around the rules to borrow and spend.
But let's take the government at its word for a moment…
The Bipartisan Policy Center (the "BPC") – a non-profit group that studies solutions to political problems – has published a report on the debt ceiling "crisis." The report's conclusion is generally in agreement with Obama and Geithner: If we do not raise the debt ceiling by August 2, we could cause serious trouble for our economy. That's not surprising. The BPC was created by members of Congress, so it will toe the political line to keep us scared.
According to the BPC, if the debt ceiling isn't raised by August 2, the U.S. government will wake up on August 3, and find itself unable to pay about 45% of the bills due between August 3 and August 31.
In its debt ceiling report, the BPC considers two broad scenarios under which the Treasury Department might pay some agencies and not pay others. Imagine, for example, all IRS refunds not being disbursed starting on August 3. Imagine $14.2 billion in federal salaries and benefits not getting paid. Imagine nearly $32 billion in defense vendor payments not being made. Defense-related stocks would be cut in half instantly. Imagine the lights going out at Veterans Hospitals and active military duty pay not going out.
I have no illusions about the turmoil of a real government shut down. It's ugly. For some period of time, it would be hell for millions of people. I don't want that. I'm sure you don't, either. No one wants mass economic hardship. I'm fully aware we're talking about people's lives here…
But if the government shrinks 45% starting August 3 and remains permanently smaller, the hardship would be temporary. We'd come out the other side of it a better, stronger, wealthier, and maybe even less arrogant nation.
Simply reducing the deficit wouldn't mean you'd pay less in taxes – so it's not that we'd all have more money in our pockets starting August 3. It's that there'd be less government, which means less government meddling in the economy. There'd be fewer parasites and more potential producers. We'd be freer to create new wealth and grow new businesses. A little more freedom would go a long way.
It would be good to have more productive minds looking for ways to create new wealth with fewer government impediments to doing so. It's much better than having those same productive minds rotting behind government desks, meddling in other people's lives, and destroying wealth instead of creating it.
But I do think the debt ceiling will be raised by August 2. Among other reasons for this belief, there's something you'd learn in the ensuing crisis if the ceiling was not raised, something nobody wants you to learn…
You'd find out government is the problem not the solution, and that we'd all be better off with a lot less of it.
That's why Treasury Secretary Geithner says it would be a "catastrophe" not to raise the debt ceiling. It's why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says it would be "calamitous." It's why Komrade Obama says it would be "financial Armageddon." They're all trying to scare you.
Everybody thinks people would starve without the big, strong government to feed them. It's not true. We'd be a more productive, dynamic, and wealthy society. You'd see this happen right before your eyes if a large portion of the government shut down permanently.
But nobody in government wants you to see that.
Our economy doesn't suffer from a lack of government intervention. It suffers from too much government intervention. The solution to too much government intervention in the economy isn't more government intervention. It's less government. That's what you'd get on August 3, without a higher debt ceiling.
Laying all my cards on the table, I freely admit that I relish the potential shutdown of huge swaths of our bloated, oppressive federal bureaucracy. And I relish the prospect of hundreds of thousands of government employees, people with perfectly productive minds, some of them quite brilliant, making the change from parasites to producers… though I realize it's unlikely to happen.
Imagine for a minute the unleashing of entrepreneurial energy in the wake of a shutdown of 45% of the federal government. The U.S. government is filled with intelligent, highly educated, highly trained people. Many are experienced leaders. Many are more than capable of positively heroic feats of entrepreneurship, feats we'll never witness if they don't leave their government jobs and get to work.
Frightened children like Obama, Bernanke, and Geithner see scary monsters everywhere. Adults with vision and experience see opportunities. I promise you those opportunities are real. They exist. If the government wakes up August 3 and can't pay 45% of its bills, it won't be long until many of those opportunities are seized and exploited, to the benefit of us all.
P.S. I've been contacted by several people asking if they can pass along this commentary. My answer is yes. Please… absolutely pass this along. Send it to everyone you know. The more people realize it's better to run your own life instead of letting the government run it for you, the better.
Just as soon as I sent the last letter out, I downloaded another batch of incoming mail and the above info from Dan Ferris showed me how a much better writer could get the job done. I spend a horrendous amount of time doing research and distributing other peoples writing skills, and pray constantly that you will benefit from their superior knowledge. I am deeply aware of my intellectual shortcomings, and only provide you with the best I can find. That is the best I can do, your best would be to accept their knowledge as a free and valuable free gift.
July 19th, 2011 by olddog
Why the “Balanced Budget Amendment” is a Hoax – and a Deadly Trap
By Publius Huldah.
Introduction By James P. Harvey
07 19 11
I sure as hell hope the title of this letter got your attention, because if it did not there will be civil war in America sooner than you think, and a lot more shooting will be going on in your neighborhood, as bands of starving looters rob and rape anyone then can. Got food? No! OK, lay down then.
Take this to the bank folks, when America goes down many of us will not take it laying down, and that is where we’re headed if these scumbags pass this bill.
Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. LEE, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. KYL, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. TOOMEY, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. RISCH, Mr. RUBIO, Mr. DEMINT, MR. PAUL???, Mr. VITTER, Mr. ENZI, Mr. KIRK, Mr. THUNE, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. BURR, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. COBURN, Mr. MORAN, Mr. LUGAR, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts, Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. ROBERTS, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Ms. AYOTTE, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. COATS, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. CORKER, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. JOHANNS, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mr. PORTMAN, and Mr. WICKER) introduced the following joint resolution which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Balanced Budget Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 10 (March 31, 2011).
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:
‘Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a roll call vote.
‘Section 2. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific amount in excess of such 18 percent by a roll call vote.
‘Section 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which–
‘(1) total outlays do not exceed total receipts; and
‘(2) total outlays do not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year.
‘Section 4. Any bill that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue may pass only by a two-thirds majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. For the purpose of determining any increase in revenue under this section, there shall be excluded any increase resulting from the lowering of the statutory rate of any tax.
‘Section 5. The limit on the debt of the United States shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for such an increase by a roll call vote.
‘Section 6. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war against a nation-state is in effect and in which a majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for a specific excess by a roll call vote.
‘Section 7. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article in any fiscal year in which the United States is engaged in a military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. Such suspension must identify and be limited to the specific excess of outlays for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.
‘Section 8. No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article.
‘Section 9. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government except those for repayment of debt principal.
‘Section 10. The Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays, receipts, and gross domestic product.
‘Section 11. This article shall take effect beginning with the fifth fiscal year beginning after its ratification.’.
My guess is that most people did not read this far, and those who did are not aware of any big problem, and that is what’s really wrong in America; congratulations to Public Education. If you keep reading you may learn something………………..Maybe!
GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS FOLKS, WORDS ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN OUR WORLD!
By Publius Huldah.
You can not responsibly support a proposed Amendment to Our Constitution unless you have read and understand the proposal, and how it would change our Constitution. You must look behind the nice sounding name! Will the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) really “reign in” the federal government? Will it really “show them” that they have to balance their budget the same as we do?
Or does it actually legalize spending which is now unconstitutional? Is it actually a massive grant of new constitutional powers to the President and the federal courts – a grant which will cut the Heart out of The Constitution our Framers gave us?
Amending the Constitution is serious business – and you are morally bound to get informed before you jump on The Amendment Bandwagon.
So, lay aside your giddy joy at the fact that all 47 U.S. Senate Republicans are co-sponsoring the Balanced Budget Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 10 (March 31, 2011). Let’s go through it. What you believe the BBA will do, and what it will actually do, are two very different things indeed.
But First: How Did We Get a National Debt of $14.4 Trillion?
Congress gave us a debt of $14.4 trillion which increases at the rate of $4 billion a day. Let us look at a few of the items which comprise this $14.4 trillion debt:
Congress spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly. Congress appropriates $147 million a year to subsidize Brazilian cotton farmers. Congress spent $3.6 million to fund a study of the sex lives of dope-smoking, menstruating monkeys. Congress paid $500,000 to paint a salmon on an Alaska Airlines passenger jet. Congress appropriates Foundation where they fund such research as that which revealed the amazing fact that sick shrimp do not perform as well on stamina tests as do healthy shrimp.1 Citizens Against Government Waste’s pig book shows Congress spent $16,547,558,748. on pork projects last year. In Sen. Tom Coburn’s Waste Book 2010, which lists 100 spending projects, he shows that $1.5 million was spent to spruce up apartments in Shreveport, La. before they were torn down.
All this spending – every penny of it – and trillions more which is not here listed – has one thing in common: It is all unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers delegated to Congress in the Constitution. Congress has no constitutional authority to spend money on these projects.
So! It was Congress’ unconstitutional spending which put us in the mess we are in today.
What Does Our Constitution Permit Congress To Spend Money On?
WE THE PEOPLE ordained and established a Constitution wherein the powers WE delegated to the federal government are limited and defined – “enumerated”. Read the list at Art. I, Sec. 8! Basically, all WE gave Congress authority to do for the Country at large is international relations, commerce & war; and domestically, the creation of an uniform commercial system (weights & measures, patents & copyrights, a money system based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery & road building.) Some Amendments authorize Congress to make laws protecting civil rights. That’s about it, Folks! The list of objects on which Congress may lawfully appropriate funds is short. The only significant authorized expense is the military. James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution, said in Federalist No. 45 (9th para):
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. [boldface added]
Note that Madison contemplated that the federal government would be financed in large part by taxation on foreign commerce. That is because the constitutional powers of the federal government are so limited & defined! The States and the People are to handle everything else.
Do you now see that Our Constitution does not authorize Congress to pay for a museum for neon signs ($5.2 million), to archive memorabilia for a rock group ($615,000), or to post poems in zoos ($997,766.)? [See Sen. Coburn's Waste Book 2010]. Congress has no lawful authority to do most of what they do. They just do it because they want to, they have been doing it for a long time, and WE haven’t known enough to stop them. Our $14.4 trillion debt was caused by Congress’ spending in thousands of areas where they have no constitutional authority to spend.
Is the BBA Really the Solution?
So! These 47 Senate Republicans (and some in the House) are showing you how much they now “care” about fiscal responsibility by supporting the BBA. But think: Why don’t they control their spending now? The Republicans control the House – NO spending can get through the House unless the Republicans approve it. So if the Republicans really wanted to control spending and balance the budget, they could do it now. Why don’t they do it? Because they don’t want to.
Furthermore, the BBA they support with such broad smiles and glib promises of future fiscal responsibility, doesn’t make them control their spending. Instead, it would legalize spending which is now unlawful and would markedly increase the powers of the federal government. And it would do-nothing to reduce spending. In short, the BBA is a Scam and a Terrible Trick.
What Would We Get From the BBA ?
In plain English, this is what the 10 Sections of the BBA mean [but read it yourself – it's very short]:
Section 1: They won’t spend more than they take in unless they vote to spend more than they take in.
Section 2: They won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP unless they vote to spend more than 18% of the GDP.
Section 3: The President will write the budget: He will designate the taxes, and what the money will be spent on. He won’t spend more than he decides to tax you for, and he won’t spend more than 18% of the GDP. The GDP is a computation made by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the Department of Commerce, an agency under the control of the President. [Do you see? The President controls the agency which computes the number which limits his spending.]
Section 4: Congress won’t make a law raising your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes.
Section 5: Congress won’t raise the debt limit unless they vote to raise the debt limit.
Sections 6 & 7: Congress can waive the above provisions of the BBA (except for Sec. 4 which says they can’t raise your taxes unless they vote to raise your taxes) when there is a declared war or a “military conflict” which they think justifies their waiving the above provisions of the BBA.
Section 8: Courts can’t order your taxes to be raised. [But you can bet your life that this section, together with section 3, will be seen to authorizethe President to order that your taxes be raised.]
Section 9: I leave this to others to explain. But be assured the President’s minions will define stuff however he wants; make stuff “off-budget” or “on-budget” to fit his agenda.
Section 10: Congress can make laws to enforce the BBA, and can rely on numbers provided by the President who is to be given constitutional authority to order tax increases & decide how to spend the money.
So! Do you see? You get no benefit from the BBA. But it will cause us irreparable harm.
How Would the BBA Cut the Heart Out of Our Constitution?
1. It would Transform Our Constitution From One of Enumerated Spending Powers To One of General (“Unlimited”) Spending Powers.
Congress’ Powers are enumerated. Thus, the objects on which Congress may lawfully appropriate funds are limited to those listed in the Constitution. Congress has ignored the limitations on its powers for many decades – but at least the limitations are still in the Constitution, to be invoked if We The People ever repent. 2
But the BBA, by ignoring the unconstitutional objects of Congress’ spending, and by merely limiting the amount of such spending to 18% of the GDP & the taxes the President assesses, repeals the enumerated powers aspect of our Constitution. Furthermore, if Congress limited its appropriations to its enumerated powers, they could not possibly spend a sum as vast as 18% of the GDP. Thus, the BBA is clear intention to repeal the enumerated powers, and transform the federal government into one of general and unlimited powers.
Congress’ idiotic spending is now unlawful & unconstitutional. But with the BBA, it would become lawful & constitutional, as long as the total spending doesn’t exceed the limits (unless they waive the limits). With the BBA, it will become lawful for them to appropriate funds for whatever the President (who will write the budget) says! 3
2. The BBA Transfers Control of the “Purse” from Congress to the President.
The federal government didn’t even have a budget until Congress passed the Budget. That “law” purported to grant budget making power (taxes & appropriations) to the President.
But the Budget Act of 1921 is unconstitutional: The Constitution places the taxing & appropriations powers squarely in the hands of Congress – not the Executive Branch; and contrary to the beliefs of indoctrinated lawyers, Congress may not “amend” the Constitution by making a law. 4
Article I, Sec. 8, cl. 1, grants to Congress the Power to lay and collect Taxes; and Art. I, Sec. 9, next to last clause, grants to Congress the Power to make the appropriations:
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
Accordingly, for most of our history, Congress made appropriations as the need arose; determined the taxes, and kept records of both. [See Bruce Bartlett's excellent history of the budget process.]
Our Framers gave us an elegant system of separated powers, whereCongress commands the purse – not the Executive Branch and notthe Judicial Branch! In Federalist No. 78 (6th para), Alexander Hamilton outlines this separation of powers:
…The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules … The judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society… 5
In Federalist No. 58 (4th para from end) Madison explains why the House alone is granted power to propose taxes (Art. I, Sec. 7, cl. 1): To protect The People from overreaching by the other branches of the federal government:
…The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing … all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may … be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance…
Ponder Hamilton’s and Madison’s words. You must understand what they are saying if we are to restore our Constitutional Republic. Otherwise, the BBA will usher in a totalitarian dictatorship.
Pursuant to the unconstitutional Budget Act of 1921, the President has been preparing the budget. Since the Budget Act is unconstitutional, the President’s preparation of the budget has been likewise unconstitutional. Section 3 of the BBA would legalize what is now unconstitutional and unlawful.
But Section 3 of the BBA does more than merely legalize the unlawful. It actually transfers the constitutional power to make the appropriations and to determine taxes to the President. Congress will become a rubber stamp.
Now look at this pretty little snare: Section 8 of the proposed BBA says:
No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article. [emphasis added]
Our Constitution does not grant to courts the power to “order” tax increases. So why does Sec. 8 of the BBA say they can’t do it?
It’s a trap! There is an ancient maxim of legal construction which goes like this: “The Expression of One Thing is the Exclusion of Another”:
An implied exclusion argument lies whenever there is reason to believe that if the legislature had meant to include a particular thing within the ambit of its legislation, it would have referred to that thing expressly. Because of this expectation, the legislature’s failure to mention the thing becomes grounds for inferring that it was deliberately excluded. Although there is no express exclusion, exclusion is implied. …[emphasis added]
Why does Sec. 8 of the BBA exclude the President? From this exclusion, one may reasonably infer that the intent of Sec. 8 is to permit the President to order tax increases. If the BBA is ratified, you can be sure that Presidents will claim power under Sec. 8 of the BBA to order tax increases. That inference is strengthened by the fact that Sec. 3 of the BBA transfers constitutional power over the Budget to the President.
So! The BBA surrenders the purse to the President! Our Framers understood the danger of having the sword & the purse held by one person. That is why our Constitution provides for Congress to make the decisions on taxes & appropriations; and, as pointed out in Federalist No. 72 (1st para), the President is to apply and disburse “the public moneys in conformity to the general appropriations of the legislature”.
With the BBA, Congress’ sole remaining constitutional function over taxing & spending will be to rubberstamp the dictates of the President.
3. The BBA grants judicial power over taxing & spending to the federal courts.
Article III, Sec. 2, cl. 1 states: “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases…arising under this Constitution.”
If the BBA is ratified, it will become an Amendment to the Constitution which is subject to the judicial authority of the federal courts.
You say the BBA won’t transfer power over the purse to the President? You say Congress won’t become a mere rubberstamp whose sole remaining function over taxing & appropriations is to enact into law the dictates of the President?
Who will decide? Since this would be an issue “arising under the Constitution”, the supreme Court will decide. The Judicial Branch – a branch which Hamilton took care to point out should have no power whatsoever over The Purse.
And so five (5) people on the supreme Court will decide an issue which goes to the heart of our Constitution – an issue which the People clamoring for the BBA don’t even know exists. And remember: Our supreme Court is filled with fallen people who looked at Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment and said it means that women may kill their babies. They looked at the 1stAmendment and said it means that Congress may regulate political speech, and courts may ban Christian speech in the public square, but it gives Westboro “baptists” a “right” to spew their filth & hate at private funerals of dead American heroes.
If the BBA is ratified, do you really want five (5) of those judges deciding this issue? 6
What is the Solution to The Financial Plight Congress has put us in?
We have 47 Republican U.S. Senators who don’t understand [or do they?] the ramifications of the BBA which some of them (most notably Senators Jim De Mint & Mike Lee) are determined to cram down our throats. Many supposedly conservative talk show hosts & pundits (most notably, Redstate.com), are carrying their water. Whether these people are fools or tyrants, I do not know; but you must learn that you can not trust anybody. You must insist that people prove what they say!
WE THE PEOPLE must reclaim our glorious Heritage. We must find & support candidates who understand the Constitution, obey it, and agree to work to dismantle the unconstitutional federal apparatus. We can eliminate the trillions of dollars of unconstitutional spending by restoring constitutional government. In an orderly fashion, we can dismantle the multitude of offices and agencies and departments of the last 100 years which harass us and eat out our sustenance.
Oh my People! The grinning politicians and pundits who promise you “fiscal responsibility” with their BBA will actually strip you of the protections of Our Constitution. Their BBA will legalize a totalitarian dictatorship. Do not be deceived by them – they are leading you astray, and their BBA will destroy us.
Oh you Proponents of this thoroughly Evil Scheme: I throw my glove in your face: Show me, if you can, where I am wrong. Or rethink your position. PH
1 Our Constitution does not authorize Congress to fund scientific research. Congress’ only power in the areas of the arts and sciences is to issue patents and copyrights (Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 8). If Congress obeyed Our Constitution and stopped funding “scientific” research, the proponents of these idiotic studies would have to do something useful instead of sucking at the taxpayers’ teat.
2 We must repent of our desire to live at other peoples’ expense. This is the contradiction which undermines the Tea Party. Many don’t want a constitutional government of limited & enumerated powers. They just want to eliminate funding for programs they don’t like. They want their social security, their Medicare, their government retirement pensions, their perks. I beg each of you who is now living at other peoples’ expense: Are you willing to sacrifice your grandchildren so that you can keep your handouts? Or will you accept an orderly & gradual dismantlement of the unconstitutional “entitlement” programs?
3 Are you aware that federal executive agencies are forming their own SWAT teams? Are you aware that DHS is federalizing our local police and using their fusion centers to turn them into a national secret police – America’s version of the STAZI? Building Obama’s “civilian national security force” which is “just as powerful just as strong just as well funded as the military” takes money. Lots of it! The BBA will permit the President to write into the Budget the funding needed to build this armed force; and it will be under his sole & personal control.
4 Article V sets forth the exclusive methods of amending The Constitution.
5 In Federalist No. 26, Hamilton addresses how Congress is to determine (after public deliberations) the appropriations for the military; and warns that the President must never be given power over the purse respecting armed forces:
The legislature of the United States will be OBLIGED, by this provision [Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 12], once at least in every two years, to deliberate upon the propriety of keeping a military force on foot; to come to a new resolution on the point; and to declare their sense of the matter, by a formal vote in the face of their constituents. They are not AT LIBERTY to vest in the executive department permanent funds for the support of an army, if they were even incautious enough to be willing to repose in it so improper a confidence…. (9th para) [capitals are Hamilton's; boldface mine]
It has been said that the provision which limits the appropriation of money for the support of an army to the period of two years would be unavailing, because the Executive, when once possessed of a force large enough to awe the people into submission, would find resources in that very force sufficient to enable him to dispense with supplies from the acts of the legislature…. (12th para)
Do you see that Hamilton warned us not to trust the President with power to determine the funding for the armed forces? Learn from Hamilton & Madison. Or perish.
- If the President disagrees with the supreme Court’s decision, he – who would, thanks to the BBA, hold both the sword & the purse – could ignore it with impunity. PH
- THANK YOU Publius Huldah
ATTENTION PATRIOTS: CALL THIS NUMBER
1-202-224-3121 It may ring several times, as they are a switchboard to your congressional representative. Give them your Name and zip code and they will connect you to your congressional representative’s office. Tell them you are adamantly opposed to the balanced budget amendment, as it will make a dictator out of the executive branch. See my article today at http://anationbeguiled.com
Stop or I’ll Shoot part 1
Why the “Balanced Budget Amendment” is a Hoax – and a Deadly Trap
How many of you want Obama to have the power of the purse? That belongs to CONGRESS ALONE, DON’T LET THEM GIVE IT AWAY! Most of the supporters of this bill don’t have the brains to understand it. EVEN RON PAUL SIGNED ON geeeezze!
READ THE ARTICLE
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU WILL DO IN YOUR LIFETIME. TALK IT UP WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW, AND SEND IT TO EVERY ONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. IF IT GETS PASSED CALL YOUR GOVERNOR AND TELL THEM THEY WON'T HAVE A PLACE TO HIDE IF THEY AMEND THE CONSTITUTION AND GIVE ALL CONTROL TO OBAMA.
Surely, only the dull and ignorant are unaware that our three branches of government are working for the international bankers and against the people of the United States of America, and if this was not bad enough, read about the bankers move to destroy America by destroying the dollar as the world reserve currency and implementing a global SDR currency. It is printed below this article. 6 Steps by the IMF for a One-World Currency
If you would turn that stupid TV off, and follow the internet revolution news sources, you would know by now how America is being destroyed, and know what to do about it.
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July 19th, 2011 by olddog
In mainstream financial circles, the concept of a global currency is often spoken of only with an atmosphere of caution. It is approached always in hypothetical terms. It is whispered of as some far off dream; a socio-economic moon landing in the far reaches of fiscal space. Perhaps in 2015, or 2020, or maybe 2050, but certainly never just over the horizon, or right around the corner posing as an innocuous trade asset created over 40 years ago and used only on rare occasions. Unfortunately, the development of a centralized global security representing the creation of a supranational economic body is much closer than many would care to admit…
The most common argument made in the mainstream against a global currency taking shape is the argument that no other currency in the world today has the strength or widespread circulation necessary to replace the dollar as a primary reserve unit. This is true, if, you only look at separate currencies, and not the big picture. The reality is, central banks and the IMF have no intention of replacing one national currency with yet another national currency as the world reserve. What they DO intend to do, however, is replace the dollar with a basket of national currencies linked together and homogenized under a single unit. This has been openly announced by the IMF for months, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn even produced a press release explaining the plan (this was before he apparently watched ‘Maid in Manhattan’ 57 times in a row then allegedly tried to “romance” a cleaning lady, which of course landed him in court):
The G20 has also raised discussion of a global currency and a greater oversight role for the IMF on a number of occasions:
A more in-depth look at the IMF plan for the SDR can be seen in a white paper released at the beginning of this year entitled “Enhancing International Monetary Stability – A Role For The SDR?”:
A global currency, or at least the foundation for one, already exists in the form of “Special Drawing Rights” (SDR’s), created by the IMF in 1969 as paper collateral used to replace gold as the primary means of international trade between governments and central banks without the need for Forex exchanges. That is to say, the SDR was used as a tool for displacing the strength of gold. Today, the asset has morphed into a trade mechanism representing a basket of currencies, and, a tool to displace the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency.
Skeptics will argue that the SDR is a “long way” from being ready to unseat the dollar, but, these economists and pundits rarely consider that the financial circumstances of markets today could quickly change tomorrow. Yes, by the standards of this very moment, a move to elevate the SDR to reserve status is impractical, mainly, because the dollar is still clinging to its relative value and widespread use. This will not be the case for much longer.
Over the past month, the “big three” ratings agencies; Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P, have suddenly decided to do the job they should have been doing years ago, and have begun a wild roller coaster ride of credit downgrades for countries with immense Debt-to-GDP ratios. Greece has been junked. Ireland has been junked. Portugal has been hit. Spain has been hit, and is ready for yet another downgrade. Italy is on the chopping block. Finally, even the U.S. is near losing its AAA status as S&P has announced it will decide within the next month whether a downgrade of our rating will soon be necessary.
The most important aspect of the S&P announcement is their statement that the downgrade is NOT about the impending debt ceiling decision, but America’s overall creditworthiness and our lack of ability to maintain our current spending and inflationary habits. That is to say, even if the debt ceiling is raised, as all the Keynesians are clamoring for, we could still lose our top credit rating:
This storm of downgrades after years of inaction by ratings agencies, in my view, is simply not a coincidence. The fact that Ben Bernanke has admitted that QE3 is on the table as well after the Fed denied any need for more stimulus only two months ago is also highly suspicious (though he tried to take back the statement later after a thorough grilling from Ron Paul):
The bottom line is that if the ceiling is raised, the Fed is ready to print the dollar into an early grave. If the ceiling is frozen in place, America defaults on its debts and its credit rating evaporates. Either way, the dollar will inevitably lose its world reserve status. Enter the SDR…
What we are witnessing is a careful and deliberate “shuffle” of economic circumstances towards a financial and political environment more receptive to a global currency. Or, indeed, a public so desperate for stability as to have no other choice but a global currency. Here are some of the steps that will likely take place and in certain cases must take place before the SDR is able to fulfill the role the IMF intends. Many of these steps are already being implemented as this is written:
1) The IMF Must Increase Circulation Of SDR’s
The normal restrictions on SDR printing were removed in 2008 by the IMF just as the credit crisis began to take shape under the guise of “producing more liquidity”. SDR’s can now be created in unlimited numbers. Allocations of SDR’s by IMF member countries leaped in 2008 to 2009. America’s holdings of SDR’s grew from 21 billion to 203 billion in the span of a single year:
Using the “SDR Department”, the IMF has also been issuing SDR’s to emerging market countries and needy nations off the books, at the expense of the American taxpayer! Rich countries like the U.S. pay into the SDR Department program which is supposedly designed to redistribute “foreign aid” to poorer countries as low interest loans denominated in SDR’s. These loans show up nowhere on our Federal Budget:
In 2004, the cost of paying into this program was around $5 Billion a year, but this has surely been expanded since. Finding accurate numbers on current U.S. loans through the hidden SDR Department program has proven difficult, to say the least…
The point of all this? The SDR is being widely circulated under various operations, some of them public, some of them not so public.
2) Standardized Exchange Tables For The SDR Must Be Put In Place
The IMF now releases daily conversion and exchange tables to SDR’s for almost every other currency on the planet:
One important aspect of SDR conversion to take note of is that the currencies most highly valued on global forex markets, and the SDR table, are the Bahraini Dinar, and the Kuwaiti Dinar. The Bahraini Dinar is pegged directly to the SDR basket, while the Kuwaiti Dinar is pegged to “an undisclosed basket of currencies” (probably the SDR). The dollar, on the other hand, is relatively weak in comparison when converting to SDR’s, even though most of the IMF’s funding, and thus ability to create SDR’s, comes from the U.S.
Doesn’t seem fair, does it…?
Another important fact to remember is that the IMF admittedly sets the valuation of the SDR using factors outside of natural supply and demand. Meaning, they have the ability to place any value they please on the SDR versus other currencies. It is no surprise then that currencies which tie themselves to the IMF basket and placate IMF desires are rated strong in SDR’s, and perform well in forex markets, while the dollar, which remains (supposedly) independent, is weak versus SDR’s. Today, one dollar is worth 62 cents in SDR’s.
3) The SDR Must Be Made Indispensable To Global Markets
The IMF has openly suggested that the SDR could be used as an intermediary asset in volatile currency markets through what is sometimes referred to as a “Substitution Account”. Meaning, if China, for example, wished to dump their holdings of U.S. dollars because they are devaluing rapidly, they could exchange those dollars for SDR’s instead of directly converting them into another standard currency, like Euros, or Yen. This, according to the IMF, would lessen the direct damage to the Dollar, because the SDR is partly denominated in dollars. Therefore, as China throws out dollars in exchange for SDR’s, the value of the American Greenback goes down, but conversely, the value of America’s SDR holdings will go up.
This sounds like a brilliant strategy to offset sudden currency collapse. However, it is actually a very subversive way to slowly elevate the SDR as a world reserve currency itself, and to replace the dollar entirely, while the IMF plays the hero. It also allows the IMF to slowly “harmonize” all the world’s currencies until there is no distinction in their value. The SDR becomes a de facto reserve unit without officially overthrowing the dollar.
If the U.S. is faced with the nightmare of having its own currency dumped by international central banks, obviously, our Treasury would jump at the chance to support conversion to the SDR to lessen the damage, rather than face the full brunt of losing our reserve status. In fact, the U.S. would have NO CHOICE but to support the SDR and the IMF as the intermediary in all global financial transactions, otherwise, we would face certain long term full spectrum collapse. The only support holding up our financial system would then be our membership in the SDR basket. We would become completely dependent, and the IMF would have total centralized control over our economy.
What the IMF has done is create a potential environment in which any country that does not participate in SDR exchange will be left in the dust by every country that does. They have conjured an artificial economic matrix, where traditional laws of supply and demand no longer apply. A kind of “manipulated evolution” of finance. A chimera economy. They will have the power to determine the value of every currency on the planet arbitrarily using the SDR Substitution Account.
4) China Must Be Given Membership In The SDR
Right now, it appears, the only thing holding the SDR back from its debut as a global currency asset is the inclusion of emerging markets into the IMF basket. Talk of China joining the basket in 2015 has been floating around for the past couple years. However, I believe that the inclusion of the Chinese Yuan may come much faster than this.
New IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, has offered China a greater role in the IMF power structure, including a post for Min Zhu, a Chinese national, as a deputy managing director:
Lagarde and members of the G20 have also been pressing hard for the addition of the Yuan and perhaps other currencies into the SDR. A decision on Chinese inclusion may come as soon as this November:
5) China Must Decouple Completely From The Dollar
One of the points of contention over Chinese inclusion in the SDR is its ties to the U.S. dollar and economy. That is to say, China would first have to decouple from the dollar, before coupling to the SDR. Its sounds like some weird parasitic experiment, and, it is.
China started taking steps to make decoupling from the U.S. and the dollar a reality back in 2005 (which suggests foreknowledge of collapse), when they began issuing Yuan denominated bonds (to circulate Yuan around the world), and, when they began converting away from an export based economy and towards a consumer based economy. The problem is that because of the wider circulation of Yuan, the increase in stimulus, and the Chinese refusal (so far) to allow faster currency appreciation, China is now in the midst of a double digit inflationary crisis (that's REAL inflation folks, not fraudulent Chinese CPI numbers):
Because they have deliberately restructured towards a consumer based economy, eventually, China will have to allow the Yuan to increase substantially in value versus other currencies in order to amplify the buying power of its citizens. Otherwise, they will be crushed under the weight of rising prices:
This cannot be done without a considerable dump of their forex reserves and treasury holdings, most of which are composed of U.S. dollars and securities. This means that in order to counter inflation, and to be included in the SDR, China will have to liquidate a large portion of its U.S. holdings. This would strike the American economy hard.
6) The Dollar Must Be Removed As The World Reserve Currency
All of the above factors are leading towards one obvious conclusion; the end of the dollar as a reserve currency. The IMF will never achieve its goal of complete centralized administration of the global economy without a common supranational currency unit. And, a supranational currency unit cannot exist while the dollar remains in its current position. Thus, for the IMF to succeed, the dollar must be removed.
The expansive debt of the U.S., the endless fiat printing of the Federal Reserve, the Chinese adaptation away from the dollar and towards the SDR, and the quiet spread of the SDR itself, are all leading to this end. This does not mean, though, that the tangible version of the dollar will disappear. The interesting thing about the SDR con game is that many Americans may barely notice the transition of the global economy into IMF hands, because physical dollars will likely remain. We might feel the heartache of a devaluing monetary system, and an extremely weakened economy, but the flow of power will be obscured for a time from those who are unaware. In the end, all currencies will be tied to and completely reliant on the SDR, but our Greenback funny money will still be in our pockets. The issuance of an “SDR note” may come one day (if we allow this farce to continue), but it is not necessary. As long as every currency is required to be pegged to the SDR, the IMF will retain control.
A common assumption is that changes like these take place in some distant future we will never witness, not right under our noses while we sleep. The current evidence suggests, though, that an engineered transference to a highly condensed global economic system is underway right now, and that our country will suffer greatly in the process. To understand the tactically implemented disaster we are about to experience, it is vital to become aware of the intended end result. Just as in understanding any criminal act, it is vital to first understand a criminal’s ultimate motive.
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Even those of us in the internet revolution who are not rocket scientist have figured out how our country has been destroyed, and by now you should be well prepared to continue your education on your own.
WARNING! You must do this without prejudice because patriots are Americans, not democrats or republicans, those scumbags are traitors. If you have been involved in those two parties, empty your mind of all the horse shit and start thinking like our forefathers who tried to give us a free from tyranny government, but failed. This time we better get it right and people who are naïve or OVER educated won’t cut the mustered. The middle class working man and woman who have natural common sense and have learned from personal experience that the scholars can’t pick their nose and chew gum must pick up the tiller and steer the ship of state. To be sure people like EdwinVieira Jr are gong to be needed for consultation, but the governing body must remain in the hands of the middle class where they can be reached by their constituents, and understand their first duty is always to preserve freedom. Our present degenerate politicians must be retired to oblivion, and a new breed of honest people found to steer the new supership, the USS FREEDOM. The bankers must be exterminated from our society.
A free country cannot be led by thief’s and lying career politicians. All this Nation really needs is to get the middle class educated on the political history of America, and they will never again lay down with the apathetic surfs. A DUMB-ASS PREFERS A MASTER.
Weather we declare another “Declaration of Independence “and start from scratch, or revise what we have, this shit is going to Stop!
STOP OR I’LL SHOOT PART 3
There are three main events needed to transform America into a satellite of a one-world government, and all three are in high gear at this time. The global bankers are focused and ready to take down the most powerful of all governments, that is America, and the domino affect will take care of the rest. The procedure has been to (1)infiltrate our representative government with their agents, and this has been accomplished years ago, next, in order to avoid a massive uprising, (2)the masses have to be destitute and demoralized, and this event required a two-part attack. The bankers had to experiment with creating a global currency (SDR) and their government traitors and Federal Reserve (3) had to destroy the dollar as a reserve currency by creating an obscene national debt. Now they have in place actions that will create massive inflation and economic panic as the dollar loses its status as a reserve currency by devaluation. Whether by a constitutional amendment to centralize power in the executive branch, and or a default on our (THEIR) debt the final act has started. It may be played out in two different ways depending on what happens between now and Nov. 2nd. If they fail to make an agreement and default on the debt, the rest of the world’s governments may start a third world war, united against us in an attempt to kick-start their economies from the massive loss they will experience when we default. I do not think it will be a nuclear war as too many assets would be destroyed world wide, and conventional warfare is so much more profitable for the bankers. The one wild card here is (would foreign troops in America wake the masses up, or more likely just surrender)? Some would fight to the death, and that’s a fact, but how many is the big question, along with how long would their ammo and other supplies last. America is for all practical purposes industrially impotent. Many of us are willing to die, but many more are not, and I am sure many would turn on us. The only thing left in America that is united is the politicians. Another big advantage to the bankers of a conventional war is the aftermath is guaranteed to give them a passive population to do with as they please. The patriots will all be dead, so remember those war movies where the Jew’s are passively entering the gas chamber. You might be one of them!
The alternative is a massive asset grabbing by our government with the excuse being it needs the money to pay for their so-called entitlement programs resulting in years of ever-increasing poverty for all classes but the super rich. Don’t forget that there are hundreds of agenda 21 programs remaining unfinished, and many grunts are going to be needed to provide the manual labor. The passive leftovers will jump at the chance to slave for their masters. Those of us willing to die on our doorstep when they come to confiscate our home may be fed to the remaining slaves as food. I would not doubt for a minute that the bankers would stoop to any level to annihilate real patriots.
Take heart folks, maybe one of our generals will grow a set and perform a coup on DC. Then a covert annihilation of the bankers.
Yea and turtles fly.
July 17th, 2011 by olddog
By Devvy Kidd
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Obama Ineligibility – Devvy Kidd Say It Correctly – Pay Attention to Her!
Rage continues to build across this country over the obvious forged birth certificate Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, released April 27, 2011, as do calls for his impeachment. However, Obama cannot be impeached.
Let me quote Dr. Edwin Vieira, who wrote about this back in December 2008 before Obama was "sworn" into office:
If Obama is not "a natural born Citizen" or has renounced such citizenship, he is simply not eligible for "the Office of President" (Article II, Section 1, Clause 4). That being so, he cannot be "elected" by the voters, by the Electoral College, or by the House of Representatives (see Amendment XII). For neither the voters, nor the Electors, nor members of the House can change the constitutional requirement, even by unanimous vote inter sese (see Article V). If, nonetheless, the voters, the Electors, or the members of the House purport to "elect" Obama, he will be nothing but a usurper, because the Constitution defines him as such. And he can never become anything else, because a usurper cannot gain legitimacy if even all of the country aid, abets, accedes to, or acquiesces in his usurpation.
If Obama dares to take the Presidential "Oath or Affirmation" of office, knowing that he is not "a natural born Citizen," he will commit the crime of perjury or false swearing (see Article II, Section 1, Clause 7). For, being ineligible for "the Office of President," he cannot "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States," or even execute it at all, to any degree. Thus, his very act of taking the "Oath or Affirmation" will be a violation thereof! So, even if the chief justice of the Supreme Court himself looks the other way and administers the "Oath or Affirmation," Obama will derive no authority whatsoever from it.
Third, his purported "Oath or Affirmation" being perjured from the beginning, Obama's every subsequent act in the usurped "Office of President" will be a criminal offense under Title 18, United States Code, Section 242.
If Obama does become an usurper posturing as "the President," Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual President, he cannot be "removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" (see Article II, Section 4).
For those who think Dr. Vieira Jr., Ph.D., J.D., is just some run-of-the-mill attorney, let me give you a very condensed bio: He holds four degrees from Harvard. For more than 30 years he has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States, he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson and Communications Workers of America v. Beck. His two volume tome, "Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution," is the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective.
Despite all the noise out there by Obama's supporters, it is crystal clear the putative president was born with dual citizenship and is forever ineligible to be president.
Obama seized the office of president through fraud. As a usurper, he's never held office. That's what the word usurp means: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right. Since he legally has never occupied the White House as president, he cannot be impeached.
Now, when I have pointed this out countless times to groups demanding impeachment, I get this response: I don't care – we just have to get him out.
Those are people who proudly proclaim they only want to see the U.S. Constitution upheld. Those are people who state unequivocally that the usurper was never eligible to run because he's not a natural born citizen under the U.S. Constitution.
You can't have it both ways. In essence, what those folks are saying is we can do the same thing as Obama and his coconspirators: circumvent the Constitution.
But, the usurper has committed crimes while in office! Indeed, he has and continues to do so. Knowing he was not eligible to run, the putative president solicited campaign donations to the tune of about $700 million dollars. He can still be indicted for wire fraud.
Those who demand his impeachment are asking to set one of the worst legal precedents in our history: Any constitutionally ineligible thug can come along and buy his way into the White House. We'll just impeach him later!
To impeach would also accomplish this: Every piece of legislation he's signed into law would remain on the books. Let me quote Dr. Vieira one more time:
"Perhaps most importantly, Congress can pass no law while an usurper pretends to occupy "the Office of President." The Constitution provides that "[e]very Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States" (Article I, Section 7, Clause 2). Not to a usurper posturing as "the President of the United States," but to the true and rightful President. If no such true and rightful President occupies the White House, no "Bill" will or can, "before it become a Law, be presented to [him]." If no "Bill" is so presented, no "Bill" will or can become a "Law." And any purported "Law" that the usurper "approve[s]" and "sign[s]," or that Congress passes over the usurper's "Objections," will be a nullity. Thus, if Obama deceitfully "enters office" as an usurper, Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it acquiesces in his pretenses as "President."
Besides removing a usurper from office, that should be our second-highest consideration and why the outlaw Congress hasn't moved against him. All 535 of them allowed this to happen, and now it's gone so far; they don't have the courage to take on the mess they've made.The usurper can be indicted once out of office, but how to get him out?
Please read Devvy’s next article on this subject, posted below.
Follow up on Quo Warranto as it relates to removing Obama /Soetoro
Will he ever be indicted for his crimes? With enough public pressure, it can happen because his handlers would simply throw him under the bus as a liability.
There will be a massive push to keep the putative president off the ballot in dozens of states. It will come from candidates who understand the process discussed in my column above. Mark my words, what's coming will be a nightmare for the DNC and Obama's handlers. Time is running out for them to find another viable candidate; something will have to give. One way or the other, Obama's crimes are going to catch up with him, but please stop working toward setting the wrong legal precedent. It's beyond frustrating, I know, but either we live our words in supporting the U.S. Constitution or we take the wrong road opening the door for another ineligible candidate with enough money and corrupt individuals behind him to seize the office of president.
July 17th, 2011 by olddog
May 12, 2011
My column Wednesday May 11 has brought a ton of email with questions about a legal process known as Quo Warranto.
I must repeat that I am not an attorney nor have I had any legal training. However, I can read and I have spent the equivalent of months in reading time on all the lawsuits filed regarding Obama/Soetoro's birth certificate and the issue of natural born citizen. There are many superb legal analysis dealing with the issue of standing for plaintiffs in those lawsuits. If a person really wants to understand this issue, you have to spend the time doing the research and evaluating the submissions by attorneys involved going back to 2008. There just isn't any other way to understand complicated legal issues.
In my column yesterday, The Conundrum of Removing Obama/Soetoro From Office, I provided foot notes for very important legal analysis by lawyers who are experts in constitutional law and the subject matter. I selected those four as they were germane to that column. Once you read them, one can fully understand why I used them.
Over the past 2 1/2 years, I have continued to read postings on the following sites: Leo Donofrio, Mario Apuzzo, Stephen Pidgeon and Dr. Orly Taitz, as well as filings by Cort Wrotnowski. All attorneys (except Cort) involved in cases against Barry Soetoro. Many of their filings in federal court have been posted so we can learn the arguments and law.
To answer one question that came in via email:
"An interesting point of view regarding Barry as a usurper rather than just a fraud. It made me wonder if the same method could be used to remove judges for ‘usurping’ all the power that they have stolen for themselves over the years."
Many states allow recall as a method to remove judges except for their state Supreme Court. As for removing judges below the Supreme Court Level using a Quo Warranto, I'm not sure. Every state has oversight judicial committees which follow procedures; I guess that one is for future research.
The Quo Warranto is available at the state and federal level. Activist federal judges in this country have been running amok on the bench for decades. The Outlaw Congress has the legal authority to remove federal judges, but that has been as rare as a blizzard in Miami. As I have said for at least a dozen years, one of the biggest failures of Congress after Congress is their refusal to remove biased, activist judges. Just look at the Ninth "Silly" Circuit Court. Their decisions are over turned more times than a gymnast on the mat, yet those same judges continue to sit on the bench for life while we pay them to make bad decisions higher courts throw out.
Without the benefit of LexisNexis, I did some more research (I'm sure there are many lawyers out there who know of more) and found this interesting case:
Lansing district judge sends heavyweights to fight AG’s ouster attempt
"Brennan and Nolan want the Michigan Supreme Court to bypass the COA, which has original jurisdiction of Schuette’s quo warranto motion to unseat Clarke."
Here in Texas as well as many states I randomly checked have a quo warranto statute:
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code – Chapter 66 Quo Warranto
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.001 – Grounds
"An action in the nature of quo warranto is available if: (1) a person usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or executes a franchise or an office, including an office in a corporation created by the authority of this state; (2) a public officer does an act or allows an act that by law causes a forfeiture of his office;"
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.002 – Initiation Of Suit
"(a) If grounds for the remedy exist, the attorney general or the county or district attorney of the proper county may petition the district court …"
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 66.003 – Judgment
"If the person against whom the information is filed is found guilty as charged, the court: (1) shall enter judgment removing the person from the …"
As for removing an individual at the federal level using a quo warranto, as I pointed out you must be able to qualify underNewman v. United States ex Rel. Frizzell. (Please take the time to read the entire Footnote 1 below.) I would not qualify. Going back to my previous column, I also believe Dr. Orly Taitz does not qualify. But, I think former presidential candidates Chuck Baldwin and Alan Keyes would be able to as they were directly impacted by Obama/Soetoro's alleged election even though he was ineligible to appear on the ballot. Baldwin has declined, but I believe Dr. Keyes still could as I cited in my last column [emphasis mine]:
"Quo warranto is intended to prevent a continuing exercise of an authority unlawfully asserted, and is not appropriate for moot or abstract questions. Where the alleged usurpation has terminated, quo warranto will be denied. (People v. City of Whittier (1933) 133 Cal.App. 316, 324; 25 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 223 (1955).) By the same token, because quo warranto serves to end a continuous usurpation, no statute of limitations applies to the action. (People v. Bailey (1916) 30 Cal.App. 581, 584-585.)"
While that cite is from California law, I would think it could be argued the same applies at the federal level. Perhaps Dr. Keyes could sit down with some of the great attorneys involved in those citizenship cases like Stephen Pidgeon and Mario Apuzzo and discuss going for a straight federal Quo Warranto. They would be the ones to provide expert legal advice to Dr. Keyes.
Let's look at Newman again:
Newman v. United States ex Rel. Frizzell (Emphasis mine)
"An interested person within the meaning of the provisions of the District Code in regard to quo warranto proceedings is one who has an interest in the office itself peculiar to himself whether the office be elective or appointive.
"Unless the right to maintain quo warranto proceedings under the District Code were limited to persons actually and personally interested, every officer attached to the government at Washington would be subject to attack by persons having no claim in the office or interest therein different from that of every other citizen and taxpayer of the United States.
"As §§ 1538-1540, Code District of Columbia, apply to actions in quo warranto instituted by authorized parties against national officers of the United States, they are general laws of the United States, and not merely local laws of the District of Columbia, and the judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District construing those sections is reviewable by this Court under § 250, Judicial Code."
I know it's easy to accuse me of being an arm chair quarterback after the fact. A person who has no legal training, but that isn't the case. In my columns since early 2009, I have raised the legal issue of this 'thing' called a quo warranto by reading and learning from Leo Donofrio. As a matter of fact, there is another lawsuit that has run its course, meaning denied for hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court, you might find of interest: Rodearmel v. Clinton. That lawsuit was filed in January 2009 on behalf of a 19-year veteran of the Foreign Service Officer under the State Department, David Rodearmel, a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corp. While I support and respect Judicial Watch in their pursuit of making sure no one is above the law, I simply did not understand why they didn't use the Quo Warranto for Rodearmel's case.
The defendants (mother government) moved to dismiss and in their filing, there is an important footnote; number 6 at the bottom of page 25:
6 "The D.C. Court of Appeals has observed that a plaintiff who seeks to directly attack the appointment of an official (as opposed to attacking an action of that official) will rarely if ever have standing. See Andrade v. Lauer, 729 F.2d 1475, 1496-97 (D.C. Cir. 1984). In the same case, the court suggested that the only proper way to assert such a direct attack is through an action for a writ of quo warranto. See id. at 1497 (citing cases). A quo warranto action may only be brought by the Attorney General of the United States or the United States Attorney or, if these Executive Branch officials decline a request, by a private party who has obtained leave of court. See D.C. Stat. §§ 16-3502-3503; see also Rae v. Johnson, 1993 WL 544295, at *1"
Footnotes found in legal filings are very important. What the one above says is quite plain and easy enough for even me to understand; let's apply it to Rodearmel. He is attacking the appointment of an official (Hillary Clinton) which the court says "will rarely if ever have standing." Pretty straight forward.
Exactly why the U.S. Supreme Court denied the writ of certiorari: (emphasis below is mine)
"ON CONSIDERATION WHEREOF, it is ordered and adjudged by this Court that the District Court dismissed for lack of standing…"
"The appeal is therefore dismissed for want of jurisdiction."
Does that mean the Supreme Court is saying jurisdiction belongs to the District Court in Washington, DC, under a Quo Warranto? It seems to me that is the case if you read Footnote 6 above:
"observed that a plaintiff who seeks to directly attack the appointment of an official….the court suggested that the only proper way to assert such a direct attack is through an action for a writ of quo warranto…"
Going back to Newman v US ex Rel. Frizzell:
"An interested person within the meaning of the provisions of the District Code in regard to quo warranto proceedings is one who has an interest in the office itself peculiar to himself whether the office be elective or appointive."
Rodearmel most certainly has an interest in the office (Secretary of State) peculiar to himself (He is an employee of the State Department and the Secretary of State is Hillary Clinton) and it is appointive. But, that case is over and Madame Clinton is still running around the world playing big shot accomplishing nothing. Another "teflon Don" given a pass by the U.S. Senate when they confirmed her appointment even though it is in violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution – which many of them knew during the confirmation process.
If you read the links in my previous column and the ones below, I believe you can understand and possibly agree with me that time and dismissals points to the Quo Warranto as the only legal remedy to remove Obama/Soetoro from office; emphasis below are mine:.
§ 16-3501. Persons against whom issued; civil action.
A quo warranto may be issued from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States against a person who within the District of Columbia usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises, a franchise conferred by the United States or a public office of the United States, civil or military. The proceedings shall be deemed a civil action.
§ 16-3502. Parties who may institute; ex rel. proceedings.
The Attorney General of the United States or the United States attorney may institute a proceeding pursuant to this subchapter on his own motion or on the relation of a third person. The writ may not be issued on the relation of a third person except by leave of the court, to be applied for by the relator, by a petition duly verified setting forth the grounds of the application, or until the relator files a bond with sufficient surety, to be approved by the clerk of the court, in such penalty as the court prescribes, conditioned on the payment by him of all costs incurred in the prosecution of the writ if costs are not recovered from and paid by the defendant.
§ 16-3503. Refusal of Attorney General or United States attorney to act; procedure.
If the Attorney General or United States attorney refuses to institute a quo warranto proceeding on the request of a person interested, the interested person may apply to the court by certified petition for leave to have the writ issued. When, in the opinion of the court, the reasons set forth in the petition are sufficient in law, the writ shall be allowed to be issued by any attorney, in the name of the United States, on the relation of the interested person on his compliance with the condition prescribed by section 16-3502 as to security for costs. *End*
There are a lot of very intelligent attorneys working on the citizenship issue, so I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with any remaining legal proceedings still on-going as well as the firestorm I believe will hit with Dr. Jerome Corsi's new book due to be shipped May 17, 2011. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the challenges to get Obama/Soetoro on state ballots in 2012 is probably going to result in more advanced lawsuits this time around, as well as possibly running up against any new laws passed by states requiring citizenship verification for a presidential candidate. Obama/Soetoro's handlers know it and we know it.
One note in another case:
Hornbeck v. Salazar: New Court Filings Related To Obama's Usurpation Including An Affidavit Regarding Obama's New Forged Birth Certificate
"New court filings related to Obama's usurpation including an affidavit regarding his newly released forged birth certificate. The filings below were submitted on 5/11/2011 in Louisiana in the Hornbeck v. Salazar lawsuit which is regarding Obama's order to shut down offshore oil drilling. If the media did their job we would know what happened at yesterday's oral arguments for this case.
"UPDATE: Via atty. Taitz; Yesterday I had a an oral argument in Hornbeck v Salazar. This case deals with the fact that Obama administration de facto destroyed oil and gas industry in the gulf of Mexico by placing a moratorium and later, when the federal judge placed an injunction on the moratorium, Obama regime continued destroying the oil and gas industry by refusing to grant drilling permits. Most of the rigs left the region and moved to Brazil. Recently Obama visited Brazil and congratulated them on their offshore deep water drilling and stated that US will be their biggest customer, showing him as the the most antiAmerican president this nation ever saw.
"My argument was that the damages suffered in the case at hand were rooted in the same problem: antiAmerican usurper in the White House, who got there by virtue of fraud and use of a forged birth certificate and invalid Social Security number, issued to another individual in another state."
This posting is from someone who says he/she attended the oral arguments in the case above; click here. It's my understanding the documents scanned at this link were also submitted in the above case.
1 – Constitutional Authority of Oregon Judges Challenged Why the "Quo Warranto" issue just will not go away!
2 – NH Rep. Laurence Rappaport speaks with The Post & Email about Eligibility, the Constitution, and State Sovereignty
3 – Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez claims right to commit fraud
4 – THE SCRUBBING OF AMERICA:
How Professor Lawrence Solum Disgraced Himself To Protect Obama’s Eligibility
5 – Jeffrey Toobin Issued False Legal Statements to Anderson Cooper Regarding Vattel and the 14th Amendment.
July 17th, 2011 by olddog
By Jim Kirwan
If we want to save ourselves from oblivion, then we must finally face the facts that clearly show us that we must change our behavior toward zero-tolerant governments and the world; if we want to survive to live another day.
Steel may be strong but it is inflexible and does not create the kind of internal security which enables life to survive in a world beset with risks of all kinds.
When I was a boy I shot an arrow into a clear summer sky, to watch it rise as far as I could send it. The upward arc was absolutely beautiful until it reached the zenith of its journey, where its fall began. I turned away only to suddenly hear a human-scream from several hundred yards away. It seems my arrow had landed at a point where the neck met the back of a man mowing his lawn: Fortunately the wound was not life-threatening, (it was just a target arrow and not the steel-tipped razor-sharp hunting arrow I chose not to use) but the lesson I learned has lasted a lifetime. Everything that goes up must come down! And that is where we all are today-just waiting for that economic arrow to come back to earth.
There is a self-destruct device implanted in that global-economic arrow that could avert this crisis permanently, that would be for the corporations and the governments that together created all this debt should own it all and declare bankruptcy.
The debt would vanish, but so would the rest of the lives of those that created it, some would be charged and executed, others would be jailed for life and most would simply vanish into oblivion of a penniless existence: Which is why that 'solution' is not even being discussed.
There is another choice for us and that is that we must change our attitude toward the self-declared powers that be. We must bring to an immediate halt everything that is now referred to as "just-policy." These 'on-the-fly' made-up regulations that have over-ridden all our 'settled-laws' are illegal on their face and completely criminal in their practices and their affects upon the people of this world-wherever in the world those people might be living now. To do that is to literally RISK everything that we have heretofore failed to consider whenever we are confronted with the thugs that enforce the tyranny of the self-appointed owners of this nearly enslaved planet. (1)
In the article and the video I just footnoted, the core of our problems comes from the fact of the deliberate destruction of the roots of all societies. That destruction that has been going on since the West murdered 59 million of the natives that lived here, and went on to become the global-outlaw nation that we have now become. In that process all people have become little more than the Children of the Dust Wind driven from point to point in a wilderness of nothingness that can no longer support life or anything beyond the Police-State. "The economy is the crisis," and resolving it will take nerve and determination by each and every person that wants to survive this cataclysmic nightmare; which has always been the case but until now too few have understood the gravity of what we now must face!
"Entertainment' inside this phantasmagoric scenario is discussed. But like everything else 'entertainment' is supposed to be interactive between the thoughts of the individual and the entertainment offered. Entertainment today is not interactive it is focused on "OBEYING all AUTHORITY" with no exceptions. This is the sole link left that we must find, to formally and forever break with the self-appointed criminals; if we are to ever get to the confrontation that can free us all. We must no longer fear RISK; we must embrace it! The illustration shows this by having the concept of stability converted into a vertical steel I-beam that supports the ever-elusive ball of RISK, but makes no guarantees available to those who understand the relationship between RISK and STABILITY in the wider world that all of us must always share. As the video states:
"Entertainment is a vital need. It is a disintegrated society that survives by propagating an epidemic of entertainment. There is no 'clash of civilizations.' There is a clinically dead civilization kept alive by life-support machines spreading poisons through the air. 'To go on waiting is madness.' Sixty years of pacification and democratic anesthesia have dulled our perception of the real.
Every act of government is a way of not losing control. But governing is only postponing by a thousand subterfuges that moment when the crowd will hang you." This is followed on the video by actual confrontations wherein the police are beaten back from London to Rome and elsewhere . . . (1)
To grasp the totality of what is about to happen please watch this abbreviated crystallization of what's about to begin. (2)
Then watch or read what the Rage and Outrage might indicate if we do not begin to change our approach to these self-appointed owners, of most of the people on this planet. (3)
There is very little time left for any of us that were not chosen to be part of what will supposedly survive the coming collapse: Please spend some time and think about what your really think about all of this madness and then act upon what you can do to change the outcome, before it is completely beyond the control of most of us. . .
1) The Coming Insurrection A Final Warning to governments around the world see the enclosed 5 min 47 sec video <a rel="nofollow" href="http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/qrswave/coming-" target="_blank" title="http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/qrswave/coming-<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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2) Ethical Collapse a Mathematical Certainty Top 5 Places Where Not to Be 13 min video
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3) Rage & Outrage Are Waiting with video
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Many of you may not understand that the war powers act gives the President power over EVERYTHING, how else do your think he could get away with the crap that he has?
I suggest everyone also demand that congress release America from the war powers act, and take back responsibility forup-holding the Constitution.
Let’s not forget their traditional modus operandi.
The present national preoccupation with the budget/debt scenario can
only mean that something big is being implemented in the shadows while
we are distracted.It happens every time!!!
A global currency?
A default will tank the dollar, and turn every Nation on earth against America.
Ever consider what a global invasion would be like?
July 16th, 2011 by olddog
This has been around for awhile, but it’s so good… I often think of how difficult it is to get to an unknown location without a map; how difficult it is to truly pray about heaven and envision going there without having a firm concept of what it is. This message deals directly with those thoughts. Marilyn Barnewall – – – -James P. Harvey aka OldDog – – – ???
I can only imagine…
Heaven as written by a 17 Year Old Boy
This is excellent and really gets you thinking about what will happen in Heaven.
17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. "I wowed 'em," he later told his father, Bruce. "It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I ever wrote." It also was the last.
Brian's parents had forgotten about the essay when a cousin found it while cleaning out the teenager's locker at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County
Brian had been dead only hours, but his parents desperately wanted every piece of his life near them, notes from classmates and teachers, and his homework. Only two months before, he had handwritten the essay about encountering Jesus in a file room full of cards detailing every moment of the teen's life. But it was only after Brian's death that Beth and Bruce Moore realized that their son had described his view of heaven.
It makes such an impact that people want to share it. "You feel like you are there," Mr. Moore said.. Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted.
The Moore 's framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room. "I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it," Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son's vision of life after death. "I'm happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll see him.
Here is Brian's essay entitled:
In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings.
As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.
A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird. "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at."
Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents Often there were many more cards than expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived.
Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.
When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched," I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.
When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content. I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me.
One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards…
But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.
And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.
And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes.. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes.
Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him.. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, and so alive.
The name of Jesuscovered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished."
I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
If you feel the same way forward it to as many people as you can so the love of Jesus will touch their lives also. My "People I shared the gospel with" file just got bigger, how about yours?
July 16th, 2011 by olddog
Jackie Juntti forwarded these words of wisdom from an old friend – Dorothy Anne Seese. Give her thanks at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICA'S GRAND FINALE
under the imperial Roman eagle
© By Dorothy Anne Seese
There is no doubt that the rise and fall of the United States of America bears a close resemblance to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, from its days as a representative republic to the final collapse in its own debauchery, too weak to fight even if inclined so to do. The imperial eagle is the emblem used by both Rome and the United States, a bird of freedom and power, but also a bird of prey. How fitting.
A television series I recently watched on Rome's technological advances, engineering excellence, and moral perversion made a direct comparison between the USA and Rome, something that surprised me just a little since it was shown on a rather popular educational channel. Rome's arches made possible engineering feats centuries ahead of their time. Roman roads still exist, in part, centuries after the fall of the empire. America's transcontinental railroads, automobiles and airlines, use of laser technology and nuclear capability have made possible a republic wealthier than any since Roman times, stronger than its neighbors around the world, and now more to be feared. Sadly, the corruptive seeds inherent in the possession of power have made it a target for a fall equal to or greater than that of Rome.
While New York symbolizes the financial strength of the US, more fictional than real due to our enormous debt and interdependence on other nations, a precalculated condition brought about by the modern Visigoths who control international finance and demand cooperation from the US, Las Vegas symbolizes Pompeii, the riotous living capital of the Roman empire. Millions of people, American as well as foreign tourists, flock there to indulge themselves in every vice and leave behind billions of dollars for the luxury of such an experience. The exotic hotel complexes, more lavish than anything Pompeii could have offered, showcase restaurants where dinner for two costs the revelers over $300. And that's just dinner. It isn't difficult to drop ten to twelve thousand dollars for a single weekend in Las Vegas.
Romans also lost their identity in the growth of the empire. Roman citizenship became conveyed on any and all who would swear allegiance to, or contribute money to, the emperor's treasury. Being a "Roman" came to mean being a non-slave or a non-barbarian (generally those who spoke Slavic or Germanic languages). By so diluting the identity of Romans as being what we today regard as Italians, the empire grew weaker as it grew larger, and each language group became minimally bilingual … Latin for business, the native language for all other purposes. This cultural dilution was encouraged by the Roman emperor and his court for the purpose of gaining finances to protect their extensive borders, but every time they succeeded in gaining money, they lost power and became bankrupt. When they could not pay their huge standing army, it deserted. In the US, we're cutting and have cut our military strength, yet our military is still efficient if allowed to be so. It's being used up, decimated in fact, by useless foreign wars in places where we are accomplishing nothing. Not even Rome began a campaign with nothing more in mind than to lose!
However, not all is lost in our wars-for-nothing, other than the lives of soldiers who are as expendable as Roman soldiers or worse, the gladiators who died in the arenas of public entertainment. The US has a multinational military/industrial complex that benefits financially, at the expense of the American taxpayer, from supplying the military and gaining large contracts for "rebuilding" devastated areas, at best a ridiculous notion from an imperial standpoint. But, this is a different age and has been since the Marshall Plan. The presence of US troops is a hollow shadow of the protection once offered, and our armies are expendable if they accomplish a presence that allows the construction contracts to proceed. That isn't capitalism, it is tyranny and tyranny at its worst, disguised as capitalism. Huge monopolies form an elite that has allied itself with the global governance elite of bankers and financiers at the expense of human lives and the destruction of the Republic.
Romans, in the period of the Republic, were quite religious folks, dedicated to several deities borrowed from Babylon by way of Greece. While this is no endorsement of their pagan deities, at least the people did have some higher authorities, capricious as they were, to please. In America, founded by devout Christians seeking religious freedom from the Anglican church (those Mayflower folks), churches were built, universities and theological seminaries built to teach the essentials of the Christian faith, doctrine and practice. Whatever criticisms we might have of their intolerance for other practitioners of the Christian faith, this nation was most certainly colonized by those who were devout believers in the Christ, the Bible, and the simple Christian life.
The founders who organized, fought and won the American Revolution had respect for if not total belief in the Holy Scriptures. The idea that the vast universe just "big banged" itself into existence would have been called heresy or worse. The intricacies of design obvious in all things, and the interdependence of climate, crops, pollenization, growth cycles and times of restoration were sufficient to satisfy most colonists that man is not an accident but a direct creation of a personal God who demands accountability from His creation. While cigars were tolerated, homosexuality was absolutely forbidden by law and punishable by that law.
However, just as Rome tired of its deities and began to ignore them, Americans of the late 19th and 20th centuries tired of God's absolute rules, considered them restrictive and regressive, and thus began to chip away at the foundational Christian principles of our founders' government. The Supreme Court was used/misused to end prayer in schools, approve of abortion as a woman's "constitutional right" and is now faced with whether it shall redefine marriage to include any union. Even Rome, with its rampant homosexuality and pedophelia, never attempted to redefine marriage! While marriages were often matters of money and convenience, they were always between man and woman. In that regard, the Romans were just one baby step ahead of the United States and its redefinition of marriage.
Christianity thrived in the Roman empire, so much so that Nero found it convenient to pin his little bonfire on this "new sect" of religionists and use Christian captives as human torches to light his patio parties.
In America, we are not far from having our Bibles banned as "hate literature." Why? Because it condemns fornication, adultery, pornography and homosexuality. To condemn such can be construed as "hating" or "propagating hatred" of those involved, which happens to be a growing segment of Americans or persons living in this country. The supposed 80% of Americans who declare they are "Christian" is either a totally skewed figure or the pollsters selected their samples from the American midwest and the South. If 80% of our people were Bible-believing, obedient Christians, this nation would have had a revolt at the first Supreme Court decision in 1962 removing prayer from the schools. Only weak, careless, pew-warming churchgoers who attend for the sake of appearances would have allowed such an attack on the practices of our nation since it was a British colony to prevail.
Instead, our church are figuring out how to "get with the program" and bring in more people for more money, more offerings in the plate. Rather than serving the poor, they build grandiose buildings to "honor" God, but they are honoring the god of mammon, not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not the Great "I AM."
Thus, the United States, with the Imperial Eagle at the forefront, marches straight into the abyss with Rome and its predecessors that have been left in the dust by history. Babylon, or the "spirit of Babylon" jumps from one empire to another seamlessly, with its greedy commerce, false religion and corrupt politics.
Just as it was with Rome, is with the United States, so shall it be with the One World Government, the final age of human government that will incur the final judgment on man's inability to govern himself or live apart from the evil nature within him.
I have loved my country. My government lost my respect in 1965 and thereafter, a-whoring after other nations for the sake of a few unscrupulous millionaires claiming "free trade" in the stead of what should have been called treason. America's resources were great, they have been wrongfully exploited and much of our land is owned by those outside the United States, non-citizens, whose interests are to take and not give, to ruin what we built before non-citizens were permitted to own property in the United States.
Many patriots want to take back the United States, thinking that we need only fight the present government. That is limited thinking. Patriots would have mercenaries from all over the world, courtesy of the United Nations, ready to kill any American who rises up against this unjust and debauched system.
There is but One with whom these wealthy profligates have to deal, and He will deal both justly and swiftly. Those who fear Him have nothing else to fear, not even the demise of America as we knew it. After all, this life and the lifespans of nations are purely mortal, and the greatness of God's Kingdom is eternal.
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. (KJV)
Written October 1, 2005
The Revolution? It's Over.
The Rest is Just Enforcement
© By Dorothy Anne Seese
The cultural revolution is over. Without a shot being fired other than by government agents, America was changed, transformed, from a land of liberty to a nation of multicultural tolerance dolts with liberal educations and preemptive mindsets. There is still a bit of mop up work to do to clear out some radical free-thinkers (mostly pesky Christians and diehards of the Confederacy and its battle flag) but they will be eradicated within a decade. One way or another.
American heritage has been demeaned, despised and desecrated. It has also been revised by revisionists who have graduated from universities that inculcate principles of the cultural revolutionaries. The South was uniquely regional in its character, belief system, social behavior and pride. A new "reconstruction" is mopping up where new, lesser and quieter "Shermans" have come and taken over its cities, media, schools and political arenas. The South will one day find its biscuits and gravy have been banned by the World Health Organization as nothing but flour and grease, and replaced by baked broccoli omelettes with sliced tomatoes. No Southerner will be permitted to refer to the Stars and Stripes as the "Union flag" and all displays of the Confederate battle flag will be banned under penalty of law. Free speech emanates from free thinking, and to control freedom of speech is eventually to change the direction and tenor of free thought.
The South has always been unique in character, something that the cultural revolution cannot permit in any area of the country. Arizonans were once rugged individualists. That situation has been corrected by cultural revolutionaries quietly moving over from California and occupying the major cities and some of the pricier small towns. In each case the newcomers took command by vocal minorities (or majorities) and initiating activism for liberal agendas. The only way the Arizona state seal escaped being altered for having the motto "Ditat Deus" (God provides) is that no one speaks Latin. There is no need to make an issue out of things the general public doesn't comprehend, the objective is to make issues out of what the public understands all too well, and to do it for great causes like "the children" or "the environment" or, that greatest of all masques, "the future of our country."
The Revolution is over, and Americans are desensitized to the point where nothing short of an attack on New York, Washington, or San Francisco will get their attention, a larger attack than Nine-Eleven. Cases of outrage are few. The government ran some tests as to the outrage threshold of Americans and found it was peculiarly dense, satisfactory to the cultural commandants, when free Americans shrugged their shoulders at:
The killing of Vicky Weaver at Ruby Ridge by an FBI sniper;
The incinerating of women and children at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas;
The institution of martial law in Georgia twice, once in 1996 for the Olympics and again in June 2004 for the G8 Summit meeting on Sea Island.
The outsourcing of American border security to Accenture, a Bermuda-based corporation (formerly Arthur Andersen and Co. of the Enron scandal infamy), to pay offshore crooks up to $10 billion to "defend" the American borders, but no one has said which way the guns will be facing. We do know that the U.S. Marines, when questioned as to whether they would fire on fellow Americans, said "no." Outsourcing to mercenaries is the only answer to a military that is loyal to its countrymen until they can be replaced by those whose mindset is not to protect the people but only the state and the powers that run it.
Whoever controls the firepower controls the state, which is why the insistence of the various UN and liberal American globalists that average citizens surrender their guns. Los Angeles is out of control with gangs and a police force that is not controlling them. Murder rates in both Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona are staggering.
It will become necessary, of course, to have some sort of martial law to provide for the safety of our citizens, and the citizens will cry for protection at any price. After that, the success of The Second Revolution can be announced, but then it will be so obvious it will need no announcement, like daybreak. Or nightfall.
The Constitution is worth no more than the integrity of the judiciary that interprets it, so it can stand as the "living" framework for our nation as long as no one uses it to limit governmental authority over subjugated citizens.
Education has degenerated to little more than federal indoctrination, carried out through university level, for the purpose of instilling in young minds the worthlessness of the American heritage and the future of the new order to come. Heritage, ancestry, tradition, morality, religion, family lines and any other allegiances are worthless to statists and will be educated out of the newer generations just as they are being despised publicly and anyone who dares to speak to the contrary is expelled or otherwise disciplined for egregious behavior. Students are the tools of the order to come, to carry on where the mortal leaders of this generation leave off.
The shot that signaled the onset of the Second Revolution was the shot that killed the late president John F. Kennedy. The year 1963 saw prayers banned in schools, and the Christians didn't oppose it, although something over 80% of this nation declares that they are "Christian." That probably means they do not belong to any other religion, grandma was a Christian, or they go to church twice a year. JFK was about to do away with the Federal Reserve, which is neither part of the federal government nor a true reserve, it is a cartel of US and foreign bankers. They control the money supply of the United States, and they took the hard currency upon which our monetary system was based. When Kennedy announced his intentions, he did not live long.
The Second Revolution continued with the Vietnam war protests. Regardless of the benefit or uselessness of the war, the hippie movement, the flower children and flag burners were tolerated by Americans who shrugged as long as nothing was happening on their block. It was just something on the news. But it brought immorality into vogue, made way for the feminist bra-burning protests, and eventually the gay rights movement. Then came the drug dealers and cartels from around the world. Those were followed by an open border policy to the south, so that millions of illegal invaders could dilute the remnant of American culture by their sheer numbers and their general lawlessness. The sex trade became part of America's corporate structure and philosophy, as was exposed during the war in Kosovo, then disappeared from journalistic sight.
Every bit of the above and more is available through the internet and breaking news wires. Such sources often yield interesting stories that are "timed out" and never picked up by major media. People have asked how I get my information. Via the internet, from village chat out in diners and markets, wherever I can pick up American thought and global information. The only work left to do for a writer is to connect the stories and conversations and make a coherent picture out of it, then type. The times, trends and events are out there for all to see, but most folks are too busy to look.
Many well-meaning Americans are waiting for the right time to fight the takeover of America by the New World Order. They are expecting a revolution. But … the revolution came, in fact it began over forty years ago. They were waiting for gunfire and got professors. They were waiting for tanks in the streets before it was time, so they got gay rights parades instead. They turned to homeschooling after the government had anticipated a small rebellion and instead merely got rules and requirements for homeschool curricula. The list could go on, but everything the honest American patriots were waiting for had been anticipated and circumvented by a different type of revolution.
The globalists are evil, but they are not stupid. Their planning has been better than anyone gave them credit for being able to accomplish.
It was time to "shoot the bastards" four decades ago but no one saw the handwriting on the wall. Now the wall is encircling us and everything we should like to see done to restore America. That will take a third revolution, because the second succeeded in taking our liberties and twisting our values, our mindsets and abolishing our cultural heritage. It was right out in plain sight, and no one saw. Now the internet writers are corresponding with each other while major media, a mind-control system straight from Stalin's old Pravda, keeps spewing the doctrine of the new order in politically correct language and with slanted stories that the majority of Americans believe.
Written in June, 2004, from Occupied America.
A good woman is hard to find, and more valuable than silver.
A woman like Dorothy, is worth more than a mountain of gold!
Those who preserve truth in written form, make life worth living, preserve freedom, and give courage to men.
OldDog 07 16 11
July 15th, 2011 by olddog
July 15, 2011
ByRobert Eugene Simmons Jr.
Imagine a hypothetical country where small groups of unelected individuals can make law by simply sitting around a conference table deciding they want a new law, even if that law violates the constitution. Those unelected representatives could only be dismissed by the executive power and could essentially do whatever they wanted. Furthermore, imagine if the citizens of that country were not allowed to contest these decisions in court because they did not have "standing" to do so.
Furthermore, imagine at least one of these agencies would be empowered to go seize the property and businesses of the citizenry without any possibility of outside judicial review. In our hypothetical country, it would not matter if there were an elected body, because the agencies and executives could do pretty much anything they wanted while letting the people have the illusion of electoral control.
The country I am speaking of is not Cuba, Russia, or China. Startlingly, the country I am speaking of is the United States of America. Bit by bit, and the resulting soft dictatorship is getting worse. The founders of the USA knew that government would always be the enemy of freedom. They knew that if it became easy to pass laws then the freedoms of the Constitution would be completely undermined by an avalanche of restrictive laws. To avoid this fate, they installed checks and balances in the Constitution to make it difficult to pass laws. They would be truly dismayed by the situation we have now some 250 years later.
Currently there are literally hundreds of government agencies that have the power to "regulate" almost any aspect of our lives, from the food we ingest to the way we educate our children. Those agencies have created nearly 200,000 pages of regulations that have the power to deprive the citizens of property and liberty. Yet these regulations are not called law because laws, of course, have to be passed by Congress. Regulations are agreed upon by a small group of regulators that are out of the reach of the election process. All of this happens despite the fact that there is no constitutional basis for Congress being able to delegate the authority to make laws to a third party and the founders probably never conceived they would try to do such a thing. However these agencies have been passing "regulations" in direct violation of the Constitution for decades. For example, apparently Congress cannot pass laws to restrict the Second Amendment but the ATF can pass regulations that have the same effect.
One agency of the federal government in particular has been in direct violation of the Constitution for its entire existence. The IRS has the power to force citizens to incriminate themselves, violating the Fifth Amendment, and prosecutes trials under the premise that taxpayers are guilty until proven innocent, violating the Sixth Amendment. Finally, the IRS can seize property and businesses and sell the property and business without a court order, again violating the Fifth Amendment.
In fact, the most terrifying organization in America is the IRS. They are universally feared, and for good reason. However, the IRS is arbitrary in their enforcement; several people in the Obama administration have committed outright tax evasion with no consequences. What would you call an agency with that kind of power and completely arbitrary enforcement?
The final piece to the puzzle of the soft dictatorship is the completely unconstitutional creation of executive orders. Not only is there no basis in the Constitution for executive orders, but executive orders are often used to outright violate the Constitution. Franklin D. Roosevelt used executive orders to demand the seizure of all gold owned by Americans and imprison all Americans of Japanese ancestry. More recently Bill Clinton used executive orders to bypass the Senate ratification of the chemical weapons convention and to try to prevent government contracts going to companies that opposed unions by using strike-breakers.
Republican progressives are no strangers to unconstitutional executive orders either. George W. Bush signed executive orders that, among other things, established an alternative government in the case of a presidentially declared emergency. Barack Obama has continued the tradition of unconstitutional executive orders by granting wide powers to Interpol in America and sealing his own records from inspection, and he is now looking for means to impose gun control through executive orders. If we consider that an executive order can only be overridden by the Supreme Court (which has only happened twice) or a supermajority of Congress, the power of the executive order is downright scary.
Unfortunately the picture is dismal at best. Every two years Americans elect their representatives and every six, they elect their senators. However these elections are little more than a sham to allow Americans to think they still have a republic. There is virtually nothing that the executive branch and regulatory agencies can't do anymore. In fact some liberal talkers have outright called for Obama to rule by executive order and he is heeding their call. When the Cap and Trade bill became impossible to enact, Obama directed the EPA to implement provisions similar to the core thrust of the bill anyway.
America isn't walking into a mine field; it is already deep within the field and in mortal peril of having freedom as we know it perish from the earth. Liberty, after all, is a relatively new experiment in humanity having been around a scant 250 years of several thousand years of human history. In fact dictatorship, autocracy, and tyranny are the norm. The problem with America right now is that people are too anesthetized by the latest reality TV show, celebrity trial, or sex scandal to pay attention to the fact that their freedoms are being stripped from them one at a time. The only hope is for America to finally wake up and return to the libertarian principles that founded the nation.
In spite of Mr. Simmons exceptionally simplified, and accurate portrayal of America’s present dilemma, I would lay my life on a bet that stated, the vast majority of American’s would not have a clue as to what he is talking about.
At this time in history, this Nation is the dumbest, self-centered, bunch of lazy cowards the world has ever seen. It makes me sick to think anyone in America is not aware of what is going on in our local, state, and federal governments after all off the crap we have endured over the last twenty years.
The truth of the matter is, America has been governed by internationally owned corporations for a hundred years. The idea that citizens with legitimate concerns could obtain the attention of their representatives, and petition for solutions to unforeseen problems, soon morphed into, what’s it worth to get this or that accomplished?, and the system became a stinking cess-pool of graft, theft, and murder. The first major death was lady liberty, and next was the principals we were founded upon. The proliferation of emotional patriotism, and ignorance of freedom principals is epidemic in this nation, and no one seems smart enough to fix it. Multiply the above with the fact that those who are aware of the problem, keep insisting on finding a peaceful solution because they don’t have the balls to counter attack. Let me be as clear as possible, America is toast because the people think they will be able to retain their comfortable lifestyle as long as they don’t cause an uproar. Nothing is further from the truth, and the sooner someone pops a few scumbag politicians, the sooner this show will get on the road. Get this through your little minds folks, AMERICA IS DEAD! Most of our citizens will support the death of the first patriots that stand and fight, and that also happened in the very beginning of this continuing fight for freedom. The powers and principalities that rule the world have no aversion to murder by any means possible, and the reason they get away with it is because, we are too cowardly to stop them.
Sadly very, very few people understand that tyranny is never permanently defeated, it is like a leviathan that can self resurrect eternally. Whenever temporally defeated it comes back like a slow growing cancer, which when defined is a body that destroys itself. Take this to the bank folks, this is not the first or last time that the masses will have to die to temporally be free.
Only a society that is constantly involved in the battle will survive, and our human nature has never allowed us to remain diligent. We are to damn lazy!
All it takes is an economic manipulation to makes us feel secure, and we throw down our weapons, kick back and enjoy the elusion of freedom. I wonder where we would be now if it weren’t for the internet.
first U.S.-China Governors Forum convenes
Howdaya like them apples folks?
Is that not treason, DESERVING DEATH, by our elected governors? Read it and weep!
July 14th, 2011 by olddog
THE COMING SILVER ACCIDENT
By Theodore Butler
The primary factors mandating a silver accident are excessive naked short selling and leasing. Silver has the largest short position that’s ever existed in anything. This is the key component to the coming silver accident. The total naked short position in silver measures into the billions of ounces and towers over real world supplies. This combined short position includes the COMEX, all other exchanges, forward selling and leasing, the cumulative issuance of unbacked silver bank certificates, unallocated storage programs and pool accounts. No other commodity has such a huge naked short position.
It is, basically, this bloated short position that’s at the heart of the coming silver accident. It is this same excessive short position that guarantees a financial windfall for your family. A naked short sale is the sale of something you don’t own. While common in financial markets, more than 99% of the world’s population will never sell short anything in their lifetimes. That’s because it’s an unusual and unnatural financial transaction.
Unbridled short selling can artificially depress the price. That is why we have restrictions on short selling that date back to the great stock market crash of 1929. In commodities, there must be a short for every long on every futures contract. Regulations are supposed to preclude excessive long and short speculation via speculative position limits, but these regulations have been abandoned in COMEX silver, despite the efforts of many of us to correct that.
There is one other aspect about short selling that is important to grasp. Whereas the word “sale” means closure or finality in all the billions of daily world business and financial transactions, a short sale is always an open or incomplete transaction. A normal sale marks the end of a transaction. A short sale makes the beginning of a transaction. A short sale must be completed at some point, in some way. There is no exception to this rule. Either the short sale is repurchased and closed out, or that which has been sold short is actually delivered and the open short sale is closed.
Precisely because all short sales must be closed out guarantees a silver accident. When I say that silver has the largest short position in history, I am also saying that silver has the largest number of incomplete transactions in history. Forget, for the moment, the manipulative and depressing effect this monumental short position has had on the price.
All short sales must be closed out in someway. With silver, could it be by delivering silver? Against the billions of ounces of silver sold short, how much do we have to deliver to close out these incomplete transactions? In the COMEX warehouses there’s 100 million ounces. That represents most of the known silver bullion in the world, but it’s mostly owned by investors other than the short sellers. Maybe there are a billion ounces of silver in the world, in coins, small bars and silverware, but that’s not eligible for delivery against the silver short position of billions of ounces. Not only is all the world silver in existence woefully insufficient to cover the monstrous short position, but most of this insufficient quantity isn’t even owned by the short sellers.
That’s why I’ve made such a big deal about the uniqueness of a silver short position that’s larger than existing world inventories. It eliminates one of the only two legitimate ways in which a short sale can be closed out. That’s why we’ve never seen any other commodity with a short position greater than what actually exists. How can you have a short position in anything greater than what actually exists?
The only remaining legitimate way a silver short position can be closed out is if it were bought back by the short sellers. From whom are these short sellers going to buy hundreds of millions and billions of silver ounces from? Or more correctly, at what price? Since actual delivery is out of the question, the only way the short sellers can buy back their bloated silver short position is to get every owner of real silver and every owner of paper silver to sell out. The price that would be necessary to accomplish that feat would qualify in any reasonable definition as an accident.
While there is no way to determine when the silver shorts will spook and rush to cover, time is not on the shorts’ side. They must try, at some point, to buy back and cover the silver they can’t possibly deliver. It is not important to know in advance what the actual trigger for the silver accident will be. All you need know is that with the critical and long-term physical deficit in silver, the short selling charade must end. Since we can’t determine when, don’t focus on the timing, focus on the inevitability of a delivery crunch.
From 2000 to 2004, the silver price averaged between four and five dollars. Since then, the silver price has been six, seven or eight dollars. Does this increase mean that the price has finally responded to the law of supply and demand, and therefore eliminated the chance of a silver accident?
Normally, a price increase of 50% or 100% in a commodity should be sufficient to balance any consumption deficit. That’s a big move in any commodity. But not for silver. That’s because the consumption deficit in silver is unlike any other commodity deficit. Silver has been in a structural deficit stretching back for more than a half-century. You don’t undo the damage of 60 years with a 50% or 100% gain.
There is zero evidence that production or consumption has been impacted by the price, or that the silver deficit has been cured. There has been no worldwide rush to find new silver mines in response to higher prices. Silver may have increased in price, but there has been zero effect on near-term production increases or substitutions in demand. No one has switched to gold or platinum jewelry because silver is up in price. The law of supply and demand hasn’t been affected one bit as a result of the recent price increases. The first prerequisite for the coming silver accident is very much intact. However, it takes more than a bullish supply and demand equation to cause a violent price event. Bullish fundamentals point to higher prices but not necessarily a price accident. In the silver short position, we have the needed reason, in spades, for an accident.
As a result of the 60-year structural deficit, we have exhausted just about all the world’s previously existing silver inventory. That includes just about all world governments’ silver inventory. When the unavoidable silver accident occurs, there will be no one to douse the price fire. This can’t be said about any other commodity.
This fact distinguishes between a gold and a silver accident. In gold, in a financial meltdown or currency crash (popular reasons given for a gold price accident), world governments own enough gold to extinguish a price explosion. In silver, they don’t own enough silver to put out a fire.
It’s rare to be presented with an unavoidable financial accident that you can personally benefit from. If you find my argument has merit, then position yourself in silver before the coming accident. If you wait until the accident happens, it will be too late. GOOD LUCK!
July 14th, 2011 by olddog
By Robert Guest
What the bullion banks have done in the past is go short against all incoming long positions coming into the market as the price of gold or silver rises. Remember it takes a buyer (long) and a seller (short) to complete a transaction in the market. Once the bullion banks ( read JPMorgan) figure they have all the longs in that they can take to the cleaners they pull their bids. That means they refuse to take the buyer side of transactions and start dumping some of their long positions. This puts real pressure on the price as JPMorgans high frequency traders provide a great deal of the trade volume in the market. So with a high percentage of the buyers to complete the transaction missing the sellers have to lower their price to attract buyers. As they continue to have trouble finding willing buyers the price continues to drop. The more the price drops the more sellers are brought into the market as the price drops below where they bought into the market and they want to sell to limit their losses. When the price goes as low as JPMorgan thinks they can get it they start covering their shorts by placing bids to buy the longs positions that are for sale. JPMorgans goal is to cover their shorts ( buy long positions to cover the positions they sold short) at a lower price than they originally sold short. This is the opposite of a long sale where a buyers tries to sell his position at a higher price than he purchased it for to make a profit. A short covering makes profit when the short sale is covered at a lower price than the original short sale. Shorting the market is done on margin….the seller borrows the stock and sells it in the hopes of buying it back at a lower price. If the stock goes up the short seller must pay or meet a margin call on the difference in his original price and the current price or be closed out by his brokerage firm at a loss if he does not have the cash to meet the margin. These forced liquidations to meet a margin call often result in “short covering rallies” that force the price up. The more the price goes up the more short sellers are forced into liquidations…it becomes a vicious self fulfilling rally scenario. The fed often uses this tactic to start a short covering rally in the broad market when the market is oversold by buying some securities to get the progression started. When you think about it it really is sad that there are predators in the market that are deliberately taking steps to force the market up and down to take advantage of investors and make profit. It is not a free market at all as these predators are not buying and selling based on the value or earnings of the security but simply doing it to force small investors (and some not so small) into a corner where they can be picked off at the leisure of the high frequency traders. It is very difficult to be a trader as all the supercomputers belong to the high frequency traders making them so much faster than an individual can be. That makes buying, holding for an extended period about the only way fight them, and yet that has not been a successful strategy the last 10 years unless you bought gold or silver 10 years ago. Most stock indices like the dow or sp500 are below where they were 10 years ago. Today there are negative ETF products the mirror dow or sp500 and make money when the dow or sp500 goes down in price. This gives the individual investor a method to make money when the market goes down in price without having to short the index and take the margin call risks involved in shorting the index or individual stocks.
July 9th, 2011 by olddog
The History of the House of Rothschild
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The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, as is documented in the following timeline. However, before you jump to the timeline, please read this invaluable introduction which will tell you who the Rothschilds are as oppose to who they claim to be.
Don't miss this one if you want to know why America is dying.
July 8th, 2011 by olddog
By Lawrence Sellin
At Lexington and Concord, the American militia was able to stand their ground against oppression because they stockpiled weapons and ammunition, created an effective local intelligence network and had the support of the populace. Those are the fundamentals of a classical insurgency.
In 1964, no one framed the choice better than Ronald Reagan:
“Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”
But that was another era. Sadly for our country, Reagan greatly underestimated the corruption, the inexhaustible greed and the endless lust for power of future politicians.
We have an occupant of the White House, who is ineligible to be President, who has likely forged or been complicit in the forgery of official documents and who may be using a stolen Social Security Number.
There is ever increasing evidence of widespread press self-censorship and the altering of online documents to misinform and manipulate the American people in order to protect Barack Obama.
We have a rogue and dangerous Executive Branch and members of Congress who have violated their oaths of office and abdicated their responsibility to support and defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law.
They are now all co-conspirators attempting to achieve absolute power and corrupt the government absolutely, all of which will eventually lead to the destruction of our republic.
Michael Barone calls it “Gangster Government”, where, in the Chrysler bailout, the Obama administration forced bondholders to accept 33 cents on the dollar on secured debts while giving United Auto Worker (UAW) retirees 50 cents on the dollar on unsecured debts.
That was a clear violation of the ordinary bankruptcy rule that secured creditors are fully paid off before unsecured creditors get anything. The politically connected UAW got preference over politically unconnected bondholders.
Add to that travesty, the destruction of 789 small business, dealer franchises during the Chrysler bankruptcy hearing.
Was that yet another violation of bankruptcy law to benefit the UAW? Why does it seem that Obama and his allies always side with the fat cats over small businesses and ordinary investors?
In his superb exposé “Chrysler Bankruptcy Exposes Dirty Politics”, Declan McCullagh documents the immorality, the breakdown of the rule of law and strong-arm tactics used by some politicians.
He describes how Obama, his allies and Congressional Democrats interfered on behalf of unions (the junior creditors) and publicly upbraided the senior creditors who were asserting their contractual rights.
The UAW has donated $25.4 million to federal politicians over the last two decades, with 99 percent of that cash going to Democrats. Obama’s final 2008 campaign stop on Election Day was a UAW phone bank.
Clifford Asness, managing partner at a $20 billion hedge fund named AQR Capital Management, called it “toxic demagoguery” and says “the president’s attempted diktat takes money from bondholders and gives it to a labor union that delivers money and votes for him.”
The Constitution is being violated and the rule of law eroded to benefit a rich and powerful elite who care not for their country, but only for themselves.
Our elected representatives, our courts and our law enforcement agencies are ignoring our requests for the redress of grievances and investigations of likely law violations.
America no longer has a government beholden to the people.
The Declaration of Independence stated:
“In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
It is the dishonest and ruthless people now controlling the reins of power, who are forcing the American people toward a second Lexington and Concord.
It is those politicians and their collaborators, who force us to stand our ground, not against our Constitution, but against their perversion of it and their suppression of our liberty.
In the last paragraph of his 1964 speech, Ronald Reagan also framed our current challenge:
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”
By now it should be pretty obvious that we have lost control of our lives, property, and future financial security, so bare with me as I reminisce on how this all came about. I was born in 1940 and raised in one of the most prolific propaganda eras in history, and it worked much better than I have been willing to admit……………until now!
Our first television arrived in the fall of forty-eight, at just the right time to bury patriotism deep in my mind. The war movies were fascinating and before I knew it, murder was perfectly acceptable as long as hero’s did the deed. I couldn’t wait to grow up and become a warrior for my country. Had I known what was being done to me by those damn movies I would have taken a sledgehammer to it. Needless to say, it buried a love for America in my mind that has taken years of research to get rid of, and it did the same to millions of other American boy’s. At this point in life it seems ludicrous to love a nation, any nation! Human life is so much more worthy, than millions of square miles of dirt. Loving a country that was presented as a safe haven for freedom was easy to do, and damn hard to undo. The truth is hard to accept, but it is impossible to deny. Now, there is no doubt in my old mind that we are getting exactly what we deserve. Whether you like it or not, we were stupid to worship a nation, instead of God, and those of you who deny being a part of this are in denial, or theologically obtuse.
The chickens have come home to roost, and their crapping all over us.
Can this situation be reversed? Can we quickly raise a nation of young people who have been taught to worship God, and understand the depravity in human nature, with the church so fragmented with apostate doctrine, or even devoid of any doctrine? I don’t think so! There are so few left who know what Christianity really is, and soon they too will be gone. BUT! I am unwilling to bend over and kiss my butt goodbye, so I will keep on fighting the fight because the truth is, I still want America to be what I was told it was, and what I believed it was.
Unfortunately, we are going to have to completely dismantle the old America, in order to make room for fifty miniature America’s like the original plan called for. Only this time, we will protect the minds of our children with a vengeance only total failure could have created. Freedom is not free, and our generation is going to pay a hell of a premium for it.