Archive for May, 2012
May 28th, 2012 by olddog
Some of the Justices do not disclose a religious affiliation; however, their personal history reflects an association. The following information and references is sent for the purpose of research and verification. The reason for this investigation arose from the recent "push back" of the Catholic Church concerning the birth control mandates in healthcare laws.
R.E. Sutherland, M.Ed./sciences
Freelance Investigative Science Reporter since 1996
Supreme Court Justices
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, Roman Catholic
was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children – Josephine and John. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979–1980 and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981–1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982–1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989–1993. From 1986–1989 and 1993–2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat September 29, 2005.
Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Roman Catholic
was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children – Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960–1961. He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1961–1967, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia from 1967–1971, and a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago from 1977–1982, and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and Stanford University. He was chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law, 1981–1982, and its Conference of Section Chairmen, 1982–1983. He served the federal government as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971–1972, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972–1974, and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974–1977. He was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.
Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice, Roman Catholic
was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1961–1963, as well as in Sacramento, California from 1963–1975. From 1965 to 1988, he was a Professor of Constitutional Law at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He has served in numerous positions during his career, including a member of the California Army National Guard in 1961, the board of the Federal Judicial Center from 1987–1988, and two committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States: the Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, subsequently renamed the Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct, from 1979–1987, and the Committee on Pacific Territories from 1979–1990, which he chaired from 1982–1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1975. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat February 18, 1988.
Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, Roman Catholic
was born in the Pin Point community of Georgia near Savannah June 23, 1948. He married Virginia Lamp in 1987 and has one child, Jamal Adeen, by a previous marriage. He attended Conception Seminary and received an A.B., cum laude, from Holy Cross College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974. He was admitted to law practice in Missouri in 1974, and served as an Assistant Attorney General of Missouri from 1974–1977, an attorney with the Monsanto Company from 1977–1979, and Legislative Assistant to Senator John Danforth from 1979–1981. From 1981–1982, he served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and as Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1982–1990. He became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990. President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Judaism
was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.
Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, Judaism
was born in San Francisco, California, August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children – Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, 1965–1967, as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1974–1975, and as Chief Counsel of the committee, 1979–1980. He was an Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, 1967–1994, a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 1977–1980, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. From 1980–1990, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990–1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990–1994, and of the United States Sentencing Commission, 1985–1989. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice, Roman Catholic (?)
was born in Trenton, New Jersey, April 1, 1950. He married Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985, and has two children – Philip and Laura. He served as a law clerk for Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1976–1977. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977–1981, Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981–1985, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985–1987, and U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987–1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat January 31, 2006.
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, Roman Catholic (?)
was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.
Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, Judaism
was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960. She received an A.B., summa cum laude, in 1981 from Princeton University. She attended Worcester College, Oxford University, as Princeton’s Daniel M. Sachs Graduating Fellow, and received an M. Phil. in 1983. In 1986, she earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude, where she was supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1986-1987. She served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1987 Term. She worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly, LLP, from 1989-1991. She became an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School in 1991 and a tenured professor of law in 1995. From 1995-1999, she was associate counsel to President Clinton and then served as deputy assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. She joined Harvard Law School as a visiting professor in 1999 and became professor of law in 2001. She was the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law and was appointed the 11th dean of Harvard Law School in 2003. President Obama nominated her to serve as the 45th Solicitor General of the United States and she was confirmed on March 19, 2009. President Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 10, 2010, and she assumed this role on August 7, 2010.
Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice, Episcopalian
was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. She married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952 and has three sons – Scott, Brian, and Jay. She received her B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University. She served as Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California from 1952–1953 and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany from 1954–1957. From 1958–1960, she practiced law in Maryvale, Arizona, and served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965–1969. She was appointed to the Arizona State Senate in1969 and was subsequently reelected to two two-year terms. In 1975 she was elected Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court and served until 1979, when she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals. President Reagan nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat September 25, 1981. Justice O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.
David H. Souter (Retired), Associate Justice, Episcopalian
was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, September 17, 1939. He graduated from Harvard College, from which he received his A.B. After two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, he received an A.B. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and an M.A. in 1989. After receiving an LL.B. from Harvard Law School, he was an associate at Orr and Reno in Concord, New Hampshire from 1966 to 1968, when he became an Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1971, he became Deputy Attorney General and in 1976, Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1978, he was named an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire as an Associate Justice in 1983. He became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on May 25, 1990. President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 9, 1990. Justice Souter retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2009.
John Paul Stevens (Retired), Associate Justice, Protestant
was born in Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 1920. He married Maryan Mulholland, and has four children – John Joseph (deceased), Kathryn, Elizabeth Jane, and Susan Roberta. He received an A.B. from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He served in the United States Navy from 1942–1945, and was a law clerk to Justice Wiley Rutledge of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1947 Term. He was admitted to law practice in Illinois in 1949. He was Associate Counsel to the Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1951–1952, and a member of the Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Law, 1953–1955. He was Second Vice President of the Chicago Bar Association in 1970. From 1970–1975, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010.
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543
Chief Justice of the United States JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR.
ANTHONY M. KENNEDY
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
STEPHEN G. BREYER
SAMUEL A. ALITO, JR.
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
DAVID H. SOUTER
JOHN PAUL STEVENS
The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and such number of Associate Justices as may be fixed by Congress. The number of Associate Justices is currently fixed at eight (28 U. S. C. §1). Power to nominate the Justices is vested in the President of the United States, and appointments are made with the advice and consent of the Senate. Article III, §1, of the Constitution further provides that "[t]he Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office."
May 27th, 2012 by olddog
SPARTANBURG, SC– Mae Young Allen, 96, of Spartanburg, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home from the stress of major spinal surgery. Born Nannie Mae Young on October 28, 1915, in Montpelier, Louisiana, she was the widow of Edgar Lee Allen and daughter of the late Edwin and Annie George Young.
Mae attended college at what is now Spartanburg Methodist College, where she met and married Edgar and they had two children, Jean and Michael Allen. Michael passed away from brain and spinal cancer on August 25, 2010, and left Mae with two grandsons, Christopher and Mathew. Christopher is in medical school at Saba Medical School in Saba, Netherlands Antilles, and Mathew, a rising cellist star is attending the Cleveland Institute of Music. Jean is married to James P. Harvey, and resides in Hendersonville NC, but has been in constant attendance at her mother's side since her injury on April 14, 2012.
Mae and Edgar were Charter members of Morningside Baptist Church and loved their church family. Mae was a member of the Loyalty and Rebekah Sunday School Classes and truly loved her class friends. She was a devoted Braves fan and spent her married life as a homemaker, wonderful cook, seamstress, and loved canning and freezing the bounty of her husband's large garden. After Jean was in college, Mae worked at Belk's on Main Street for eleven years in the men's department. She had a good eye for helping gentlemen choose a suit and coordinating accessories. Her attention to detail, though unimposing, brought back satisfied customers for many years.
In the last 10 years at Summit Hills, she participated in many activities, especially her exercise class three days a week. She formed priceless new friendships there and will be remembered for her sweet and gentle nature. When people commented on her astounding health at her age, she always said, "I have been blessed in so many ways." Her family feels like they were blessed for having her as their mother, counselor, and teacher by example.
Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 PM Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely and the Rev. Mike McGee. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Mary Black Memorial Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home for the love and care they gave to Mae. The family also wishes to express their appreciation for the compassionate assistance at The J. F. Floyd Mortuary.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 26 to May 27, 2012
Author: James P. Harvey
May 22nd, 2012 by olddog
After a five hour back surgery, my 96 year old Mother in Law has been transferred to a Hospice Center with my Wife in constant attendance these last five weeks. Therefore, posting will be sporadic until further notice.
Between the two sites, there are over 800 articles in the archives for your reading pleasure. http://anationbeguiled.com http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com
Personal details are available via email to my friends.
May 21st, 2012 by olddog
Due to the larger number of questions that we receive during interviews with Drake, they may not all be answered. You can email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be answered the following broadcast where Drake will be a guest (typically Wednesdays). Deatra has stressed that if you ask questions that they have already answered, she will ignore them.
Freedom Reigns has a Facebook page that can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/125145437569277/
Updates will be made to any information that has been previously provided by Drake.
New information will be added as it is released.
LAW DICTIONARY – ONLINE [Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd Ed)]
http://thelawdictionary.org/ This is an older version but is useful for legal terms.
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC or the Code), first published in 1952, is one of a number of uniform acts that have been promulgated in conjunction with efforts to harmonize the law of sales and other commercial transactions in all 50 states within the United States of America.
• You will need to search for your state’s UCC version.
• Reservation of Rights is part of the UCC.
o Example: When you sign your driver’s license, you are agreeing to any and all laws dealing with transportation. If you do not know those laws you are subject to them unless you put Reservation of Rights above your signature.
o This is true of all contracts. Any portion of any contract that is not fully explained to the understanding of the individual signing said contract makes that contract null and void and unenforceable. It is to be treated in law as if it never existed.
AREA 51 & DULCE, NEW MEXICO NEW (04/29/2012)
• Parts of Area 51 are now empty and a couple of the others are empty. A lot of the stuff that was out there has been used in terms of moving them into tunnels, tunnel systems and underground bases. This was your top of the line technology reverse engineered from supposed ET craft that crashed. These things have been spread all over the country. The people who had the idea reverse engineering did so for two reasons:
1. Military superiority in terms of weaponry.
2. The advanced technologies would give them the capability of having all the electricity they wanted for as long as they wanted it kind of thing.
• The timeframe for this is 30-45 days from 8 April 2012.
• The arrests, taking into custody, sweep, and housecleaning, whatever you want to call it, will not come much lower than governor level, if that.
• President and Congress – 13th amendment will apply. If you are an agent in any way, form or shape, holding allegiance or gratitude to a foreign power, not only can you not hold citizenship, you cannot hold any office. You are not allowed to be here.
• He won’t be definitive about the arrests. There are the beginnings of the things which he has discussed on prior radio shows that have already transpired.
• Europe is going crazy. The reason they are going crazy is 2 reasons: they do not have the funds to back the currency known as the euro and they also have an extraordinary, staggering and impossible to pay back debt.
• A NORTHCOM maneuver is scheduled between May 2- 9 in 6 different states. Seeing military convoys wouldn’t be out of place since it is a training exercise however it could be the good guys putting their troops in place.
• The legalistics involved should be complete as of this past week. If not, the first of next week.
• Majority of the executive orders, if any, that can be used on a legal basis simply because they have not been done correctly.
• People need to start learning how these things work so they can take this down to the local level and tell their mayor no, nature does not clean up the leaves in the forest so there is no need for me to clean up the leaves in my yard as such. You are not sending locals workers over to do that for me and then charging me for the privilege. This goes to property rights.
• When certain people are in a position to do so, they will take a sweep. They will take all the people from behind the people you have in office – the financiers, people that have been being the document runners and people like that are all of a sudden going to disappear. After that sweep is made, they make sure they have all the records they need to prosecute these people. Then the people will be given the notification to go into a green light status. That means everyone will be notified about 24 hours ahead of the time you get to see people put away in handcuffs.
• Regarding the arrests: it will be soon and Drake will not give a date. The dates he has been given on anything have come directly from the military so he’ll let them deal with it. The federal government as we know it will cease to exist. Most of it is unnecessary and a lot of it is illegal.
• There will be some gun fights (the bad guys not wanting to be captured).
• Per Drake, if you have money in the bank everything will be zeroed out.
• Afterwards there will be a RV (re-evaluation) according to a combination of both personal and collateral accounts.
• The collateral accounts will try to attend to a combination of public works, making sure people have jobs, thing of this nature.
• The private accounts will be more attuned to making sure that the people who would bring out emergency food stuffs to people who don’t have any food have gas for their trucks and things of this nature
• The banks themselves, if they are not directly affiliated with the Federal Reserve or central banking system, will not be taken down.
• The re-evaluation is going to be a different type of value in terms of currency. We will be going from what we now know as a debt system to what will be known as equity system.
• You may be looking at 2-3 times the purchasing power you had with the Federal Reserve note. This means wages, costs, a lot of things are going to adjust.
• These things are predicated on two basis: direct valuation (means that things have a certain value) and to go along with this productivity in terms of what the individual people are capable of
doing and making sure they have the opportunity to do so. These are to see the basic needs of individuals.
• The currency of a country should be backed by some value.
• For people that have money in the bank (prior to everything being zeroed), consider purchasing gold and silver coins. By having $200-$300 worth of silver coins (called junk silver because they are 85% or more silver) you have a vendible currency that is always recognized.
• From Drake’s understanding, it will not take very long to change from the debit system to the value system.
• We will continue using the current currency and it will be phased out over time. Drake has not been told yet what the new currency will be. There will be a dead period that can be addressed with gold and silver coin. Get at least enough to last you basically a week in terms of your expenses (groceries, fuel, etc.).
• There are several things going on that people don’t know about. Several of those took place recently. One of those was the liens against the banking system in Europe. The interesting part about this is the legalities involved in this are basically set. There is a second and third part to that. The secondary part is coming in the near future but Drake is not certain exactly when and if he had the information he would refuse to give it out simply to protect the people doing it. The secondary part of this is causing the liens to become a warrant. The manner in which that is done is by requiring the bank, according to its charter, to pay its annual fee on the amount of the collateral accounts they have been using as collateral to maintain their operations. When that is done, the request for payment then becomes a warrant to the bank to produce their payment. When the bank cannot pay this, they are immediately referred to their bonding company. The bonding company then takes care of the problem whatever it may be. That is the system. The problem is that the bank cannot pay it. They don’t have that kind of collateral in gold which is the required payment. The bonding company doesn’t have it either so primarily you are looking at a bankruptcy. If a bank refuses to perform, in terms of reporting to its bonding company that there is some sort of serious problem, then that in and of itself is felonious and anyone who is involved with that bank can go to jail. If they do report to the bonding company, the bank is cleared of that. If the bonding company does not report back to the lien holder, that is also felonious and everyone associated can also be arrested.
• A 143 country consortium refuses to abide by the Rothschild banking system any further. They formed their own banking system.
• As these things transpire then these people, who are iffy at best, who did this on purpose in terms of our banking system, are being systematically singled out and that systematic singling out will come in the form of these arrests that everyone has been talking about. There will still be mass arrests also.
• You can expect a bank holiday when they zero out the funds so they can get rid of the bad guys. Then you will not have basic currency like we are used to and this is where the little bit of silver come in if you need it. Stock it up for a few days, maybe a week or two. Make sure you have some food. Make sure your medications are in order.
• Don’t be overly concerned. Drake’s understanding is the phones are going to work, the toilet will flush and some people can go to work and not worry about it.
BRIDGES NEW (04/29/2012)
• The dark cabal has drilled holes in the cement of the bridges to put explosives in. The good guys are still working at removing the explosives. There are a lot of bridges.
CHEMTRAILS NEW (04/29/2012)
• If we can’t get official action sometimes the people have to take action. Drake has made an issue of this through his contact chains and other people that they need to address this. Some things have been done but not nearly enough. Hopefully at some point you will start seeing fighter jets escorting these people to the ground or shooting them down or something of this nature.
• Is there any benefit to a chemtrail that we are unaware of? That depends what is in it. There are chemicals, mixes of things that can remedy most of the problems that those things have created. It can also clean the atmosphere and us. They can be beneficial if used correctly with the correct ingredients yes.
CHICAGO (NATO Meeting) NEW (04/29/2012)
• Doubt an evacuation will happen. Evacuating Chicago would be an extraordinary undertaking. The logistics do not fit. The areas around people will be sanitized and anyone questionable will get to take a trip, either voluntarily or with assistance.
• Black choppers are an intimidation and scare tactic.
• Bad guys no longer have a place to hide nor can they get off planet.
CHINA NEW (04/29/2012)
• Should we be concerned about people from China building here? Why aren’t we using people from the United States? Each individual nation will be responsible for their people. You will find that there will be a lack of capable people (people correctly trained) to handle infrastructure repair.
• Involves individuals, small towns, counties, things of this nature are going to become critical for two reasons:
1. Self survival, self preservation
2. The people will be seeing several different structural plans for a government in this country. It is going to be hinged on and primarily put together just a little differently but very similar to what we originally had. Drake’s understanding of the plan is two-fold:
The federal government as everyone knows it now is going and§ the finances will be turned back to the treasury.
The structural plans will be put on display at voting places§ for everyone to see with an explanation of what they are for/do. Individual nation-states will stand individually. There will be agreements between them per the Articles of Confederation.
We will have a much more transparent§ government.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
• Ammunition Purchases – Just because you say you are doing something does not necessarily mean it is happening. Would check to see if there is a contract along with payment that validates what you are saying.
• He has had dealings with both the White Knights and White Dragons.
• He is not a member of these groups at this time.
• There have been several Drakes popping up all over the place.
• If someone wishes to contract Drake, they may do so through www.freedomreigns.us
DRAKE’S COFFEE (Medicinal)
• He uses regular coffee but adds a few things.
• Makes 12 cups with filtered water. Uses 4 level scoops of Folder’s Dark Blend coffee. Flatten out the coffee so it is not heaped up.
• Ginger – it takes care of the acid feeling in your stomach that can occur from drinking coffee. Put enough in to speckle it a light yellowish color.
• Whole Ground Cloves – these are a pain reliever. Put enough in until it is speckled brown.
• Hyssop (can buy at a health food store) – sprinkle enough to sort of cover the prior ingredients.
• Red Clover – is a blood cleaner. Add a healthy pinch (equivalent of 1-2 blossoms and some leaves).
• Then make the coffee. The coffee will have a naturally sweet taste.
FARMERS NEW (04/29/2012)
• Two things will happen as this thing starts working itself out:
1. Re-emergence of manufacturing in this county.
2. The other general intention or focus is going to be on farming (see Localization).
FEDERAL RESERVE NEW (04/29/2012)
• Will the $16 trillion of bailout money that went to the bankers’ pockets have to be paid back? Recently on Divine Cosmos, David Wilcock put out the report of all twelve central banks being leined. The deal with the leins is that the answer is yes. The central banks now have to pay back all of those funds that they obtained illegally. Basically the central banking system is getting ready to go bankrupt. Parts of it already have in Europe and other countries.
• The Federal Reserve, in terms of its collection branch known as the IRS, is supposed to last for a year. Drake has heard three different stories on this:
1. One is that they can close it down in a year’s time and get it straightened out. Drake feels this is wishful thinking.
2. The next one is a minimum of two years and they said that they may be able to do it in that period of time that they weren’t sure.
3. The last estimate was four years. This does not mean that this thing will be active in any way, shape or form during this period of time.
• There have been numerous resignations and arrests in Europe.
• In the U.S., banking officials decided to take extended foreign vacations instead of resigning. When this was discovered, some of the people have been stopped at the borders, their credentials checked, their passport was kept and they were told to go home.
• Since the current banking system can no longer take money from small foreign countries, they are limited to funds on hand. The funds on hand have been stolen, leveraged, borrowed and securitized away from what are called Collateral Global Accounts. This was without permission and illegal. These things are being addressed.
• The banks are responsible for paying this money back, not us.
• When the Fed goes here, so does the financial basis, backbone or support of most of the G20.
• All of the financial power, to include the reach anyone has in any capacity (corporate, government, whatever), is going to be reduced to having no value. The framework they operate in will be taken down (the basis for it which is money).
• Russia’s stock exchange is realigning some of what they are doing but the problem is a person by the name of George Soros. He couldn’t affect a direct takedown while he was in the country. Apparently there was an arrest warrant issued for him for financial terrorism. Russia shut down for self-protection.
• U.S. stock market is bogus in terms of its valuation. The actual valuation right now is around 6,000. Remember what happened to housing. The housing market today is basically at more of a true value then it has been in a lot of years. When a stock splits, they are diluting the value.
• Do not throw away your Federal Reserve notes. The re-evaluation will reinstate them on an equity basis so they will still have value.
• Drake is in the process of making some of his own.
• The technologies that have been repressed are going to be a part of the disclosure. The disclosures are going to be tremendous. Anyone that has had or has cancer will be treated in such a manner that they will no longer have it.
• Was in the works for 5 years. There is no documentary evidence concerning that, that anyone can come up with at this point.
• Documentation on it does exist and is hoping to preserve that in order to prosecute the people involved with it.
• Japan is unsafe to live in and this has not been told to the people.
• The radiation has spread to Europe. The problem is not radiation itself but the type of radiation.
• This was an extortion attempt and used an explosive device.
• Has been used for a combination of things. One is extraordinary weather (called weather wars). Other parts of it are earthquakes, tsunamis, extraordinary lacks in certain things (example: if you move the jet stream a certain way and a whole area goes dry).
• Foreclosed homes will be returned to the owner. People that have bought those homes will need to find a new one.
• The interest rate in terms of a mortgage is going to become a moot point. People may want to look what is occurring in Iceland.
1. Majority of what the central banking system was telling them was fraudulent. Iceland ruled that their debt was fraudulent and that the banks could pay their own debt.
2. Recently Iceland forgave all mortgages.
• You are your own creditor. Fact of the matter is that these things will be officially recognized and rectified. All federal taxes will disappear and as well as your mortgage.
• Strawman account is in our name and tied to our birth certificate. Specifically the strawman doesn’t exist and what it is is an equity issued according to your value. Generally it is around three billion dollars. This goes directly to the Fed in terms of valuation upon birth. You have to
remember that because of the fictitiousness of the origins of these actions, as goes to the corporate government, that
1. A corporation has no more right than Walmart or someone else to collect taxes and
2. They do not have the capability to lawfully operate as an entity where it regards a free people.
• The other part of this is that you have people losing their homes because they don’t understand that they are actually issuing the credit to the mortgage holders against themselves. In other words, you are worth X amount of money. If you sign a paper, there’s no transfer of funds. They go on a computer screen and change some numbers and that’s it. There is no value that moves.
• As to the issue of the credit, the individual does not owe but the banks do. This is a part of the reverse they put it to cause us to think certain things. People have been lead to believe that when you apply for a loan you are actually getting an intrinsic value when you’re not.
• As far as fighting that sort of thing, there are several places you can go. Put “knockoutcollectors.com” into your browser’s address bar (do not do a search) and you will come up with some answers. There are a whole lot of things in legalistics and legal terms that most average people are unaware of. Due to the bankruptcies that this country has had, we operate under what’s called the Unified Commercial Code (UCC). Everything is commerce.
• The strawman ideology: yes it does have some legal valuation, it does have some legal ramifications but using the UCC as an international law whereby all commerce is conducted within this field of a combination of understanding and enforcement, then everyone has to pay certain portions of bills when they are coming payable. It also outlines contracts – exactly their legal condition, and the manner in which you can sign one so they cannot say you agreed to the contract so this, this and this applies when it is not written anywhere in the contract.
• You use UCC 1-308 called Reservation of Rights. That means there is no implied contract. If you want to start some stuff and you’re paying federal taxes, put Reservation of Rights above your name when you sign something. It would be an idea for those who decide to do so to have a good lawyer.
• For people looking at buying a home at this time: make sure the deal is structured correctly, make sure that the property they are looking at to buy is comparable to valuations done on properties similar to it within that area.
• Most of the foreclosures have been ruled as fraudulent and the property is to either be returned or compensation made to the original owner. It may not be the best idea to invest in these things. The only entity that you are assisting when you do so is the bank itself.
ICELAND NEW (04/29/2012)
• Some of the information Drake has been given on Iceland is privileged and he has not been given authorization to discuss it.
• A certain amount of the mortgages have been forgiven according to where they were originated and the types of monies involved.
JUDGES NEW (04/29/2012)
• There are people in prison that shouldn’t be there because a judge had made a mistake. Drake suggests holding the judge personally responsible for incorrect application of the law. The record should be expunged (stricken from all records).
LOCALIZATION NEW (04/29/2012)
• On the website, www.freedomreigns.us, you will find a thing called Community Support. It provides a combination of both helping each other with simplistic things (if someone can’t do
something, you help them with it or if they need something, you may provide it). The other part of it is protection.
• Drake is not recommending violence. What he is recommending is for everyone to get their groups together and get a phone tree going. When you see something funky, call the sheriff.
• Have somebody who has time and the capability to keep an eye out and make sure they have a cell phone and a radio. It would be a good idea to advise all of the militias to put a scout, a recon, a lookout, whatever you want to call it out there with a radio and a cell phone. The call does this: they call for reinforcements, the reinforcements call the sheriff and they call up the phone tree for civilians. The militia is deployed to whatever the problem area is and these people are confronted.
• The ideology is one person who is awake and the rest are not and you want to get a message out, go talk to someone it doesn’t matter who it is. Is there something that can be done that will benefit everyone that they probably would like to have taken care of? That can be anything … squeaky hinge, chipped steps, someone needs their grass mowed and can’t do it for themselves for whatever reason, go get it done. Could be as simple as a ride to the store.
• If you get a new washer and dryer, what do you do with the old ones? Do you have them cart them off or do you give them to a charity that gives out washers and dryers? Or give them to someone who needs replacements.
• Militias need to introduce themselves so they are known.
• What are you going to do to make sure that your local area it is also straightened out? If you don’t have a community working together, if you don’t have eyes and ears, how will you find out who is dirty and who is not dirty? It’s just that simple.
• The sheriff might be a great guy and he might have one deputy that is a little funky and no one has paid attention to it. The time is now to get those kinds of people out there. If they are doing something other than what they are supposed to be doing, they can’t be doing what they are supposed to be doing.
• States issues will need to be handled by individuals in that state. The same applies to your town or community. Unite and work together to take back your community. If you want freedom, you have to work for it.
• A lot of the convenience things that people are used to are not going to be readily available. It is going to be more of a regression or a turning back in time to an extent.
• If you can something correctly it can last 5-10 years and you won’t have any problem with it. Learning this is fairly easy. Go online and find out everything you need to know. How to prep the ground, how to can something, what you have to do it to can it and what you have to do if you want to preserve can it.
MISCELLANEOUS (NEW 05/06/2012)
NOTE: These were questions that do not have a specific area.
• Social security, disability and military pensions will not be cut off.
• Mutual funds will be zeroed out and there will be a revaluation. Small investors will be compensated according to what they have invested. Most of the small people, to include business owners, will not be hurt by this revaluation. You will get something to what is called par value or some sort of direct exchange. So you will end up making money with the revaluation.
• There will be no commerce for a few days while the accounts are being zeroed out. Then there will be a revaluation.
• You will not see any cabal members and you are not likely to see any member of the bar Association in terms of holding any office or being able to ever again. This is one of the stipulations in terms of the 13th Amendment. The individuals are subject to lose their citizenship as well.
• Is Obama a good guy or bad guy? He might be a switch-a-Rooney.
• Drake says they have a combination of both internet stations as well as main stream media. These are ready to link in at the time that green light condition has been given. To tell if this is the real deal, it will be posted on the Freedom Reigns website. Information will be put out as to what channel to go to, to learn what has been done and to educate people according to what the differences are going to be.
• All of these actions are global. There are people working to set up information in the Freedom Reigns forums for countries outside the US.
• Food replicators are real and have been used since the 50s. They are not preprogrammed to make it taste like it’s supposed to and you are likely to get some really strange things.
• Political prisoners will be released if they are truly political prisoners and have not violated common law (injured part or injured property).
• Students in college will find that their education changes a bit because there is a problem with two things: history and factuality have been changed to suit a specific political and communist agenda. This will be righted and books will change.
MOLESTERS NEW (04/29/2012)
• Bogus charges are difficult to clear. If you have any physical evidence, save it. Any kind of jar will do for liquids.
• A molester living too close to schools, as Drake understands it, is forbidden under the sexual predator laws.
OPERATION GREEN LIGHT (24-hour advance notice) NEW (04/29/2012)
• Not valid! When the Green Light occurs it will be found on www.freedomreigns.us.
• If something is posted, do not make it viral until after confirming it through Freedom Reigns.
• Individuals will not be personally contacted when there is an alert. It will be posted on Freedom Reigns and they have compiled a list of various media sources who have asked to be contacted.
• When the Green Light is given, they (media sources) will help to let everyone know.
POLICE NEW (04/29/2012)
• Not all police are bad but there are some that are doing things like tazering people to death or being inappropriate taking people into custody.
• Make formal complaints to the state level law enforcement. What this does is this involves the FBI and other people directly in whatever transpired. It also causes the action to be investigated.
• If anyone has witnesses, etc., get their statements that they saw the police doing something that was not right.
• Do not assault the police.
• If people are just standing around and they arbitrarily pick someone, that needs to be radio recorded, that needs to be witnessed. At that point then the policeman is guilty of a crime.
• You do not have to abide by what would be called a police inquiry in the matter. You need to go down and file an affidavit that states or stipulates truth in a cause. That cause will go along with whatever arrest record or incident report that the police make. When you have substantial evidence to the contrary, especially video or pictures, when there is no reason for the action taken then that policeman can be held responsible for what they do.
RADIATION NEW (04/29/2012)
• The radiation and radiation levels are real. The problem with the reporting of it is that you cannot read the type of radiation with a standard Geiger counter. This is a different type of radioactivity in terms of the manner in which it presents itself in its physical manifestation.
• The radiation is at extraordinary high levels and it has already blanketed the United States and it is headed toward Europe and beginning to affect England at this point.
• There are things that can be sprayed through chemtrail applications that attend to these things it removes, it absorbs the radiation. Once the radiation is absorbed, there are biologics – small critters that eat atomic isotopes to neutralize them in the process.
• The technology for the Fukushima problem will be released with disclosure. Drake is not sure whether this technology will be part of the initial release or not.
SHAPE SHIFTERS NEW (04/29/2012)
• Certain elite Special Forces have been trained to hunt these things. The movie “Priest” shows this ideology.
• At a certain distance when they don’t know we are there, you can start popping them off. That is part of what is being done presently.
• If you see one, go back into the house. You don’t need to hide but keep a powerful weapon on hand just in case they decide to come to visit.
SPAIN NEW (04/29/2012)
• Spain has announced that they are going to a cashless society. Drake suggests people watch this situation simply because what happens there is going to give an idea as to what the adjustments they are looking for, in terms of making things right, is going to be or the manner in which the bad guys hide it. You can add France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland and eventually the U.K. to the list of the people that are going to have financial problems. The shift is in progress but it does take some time to accomplish this.
• Good reference site that covers some of the information Drake discussed: http://humanityhealing.net/
• Drake assists with this site.
STATES (Connecting to Others) (NEW 05/06/2012)
• If you are interested in finding others in your state to connect with, the Freedom Reigns website has a way to connect here: http://frforum.freedomreigns.us/user/Discussions.aspx?id=338449. If your state is not listed, start a thread for your state.
STATES (Financial) NEW (04/29/2012)
• If states decide to have their own monetary system, Drake suggests that the American dollar be printed on one side and the state’s currency on the other. Then you have a national currency that just happens to be from that state. The problem is that some states have more wealth then others and it’s prohibitive to have an exchange rate between states.
STATES (Paperwork) NEW (04/29/2012)
• The list of states with paperwork not yet done can be found here: http://frforum.freedomreigns.us/user/Discussions.aspx?id=338446
• No idea when the Pope will step down but we will know about it when it happens.
• Everyone has heard of the scandals/problems within the church and those problems run to that particular individual. There are other things nastier than that that will come out that people will be shocked at.
• Drake doesn’t see the pope as being the center of attraction. According to the church doctrine, it states that the pope is the holy man directly in contact with Jesus Christ. That Jesus Christ, stated in the book, is the intercessor between man and God. That doesn’t say anything about the pope.
• The pope is guilty of things that even go beyond pedophilia and other concerns that the church has.
• Drake suggests that the church should cleanse itself. This should be done by the membership. Not all church officials are dirty. The ones that are left after you clean house could be your new leadership and they should be watched closely. Anything funny reported, they should be changed for someone else.
I debated long and hard on posting this and decided it is your responsibility to investigate and decide for your self if this is true.
May 20th, 2012 by olddog
THIS IS WHAT HE WANTS!
By Susanne Posel
According to an anonymous source at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the upper echelon in DHS are actively preparing for public civil unrest .
The more appropriate term would be “civil war”.
The federal agencies preparing for civil war are also agitators in the facilitation of it. “The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,” the anonymous source said.
DHS is not concerned with their outward appearance. They have been pushing boundaries with the TSA for quite some time. The American public in general is becoming conditioned to accept inappropriate behavior as normal.
The main focus of the Obama administration is “divide and conquer” in the sense of manufactured issues to divide the American citizens while he conquers them in plain sight.
Through economic chaos, racial division and class separation, Obama hopes to strategically cause total destabilization.
The Obama administration has operatives engaged in cover activities with the Occupy Movement, orchestrating various labor union protests, and other subversive operations within the US.
Campaign funds are being misappropriated to cover the cost of these infiltrations. Those working with the US government are agitators, sent to incite violence, destroy property and disrupt daily activities during peaceful demonstrations.
The way that the US government, through the CIA created the Arab Spring, is now being brought to American soil. Those same tactics will be implemented to usher in martial law.
The Obama administration is planning for riots in urban centers, such as New York and other major cities. Then a planned distruption of commerce will take place. This is the green light for DHS to move in under these false flag pretenses to gain control over the manufactured situation.
The use of military and federal agencies on the streets of America will commence from that moment on.
The anonymous source revealed: “They want to restrict travel, if not through high energy prices, then by checkpoints and curfews mandated by rioting and unrest. They understand we are the most well-armed nation in the world, yet they are aware of our vulnerabilities and intend to fully exploit them,” he added.
The designed strategy is to keep Obama in office for another term, no matter how unpopular he is. Obama’s work for the global Elite is not finished. Obama must put the finishing touches on changing our country from a Constitutional Republic to a Fascist Dictatorship.
This controlled chaos will cause a run-up on the elections for the end of this year. The goal of civil war with the American people would facilitate the reason to possibly post-pone the elections, thereby keeping Obama as the sitting president for another term.
As far as those in power, Obama remaining president “is what [they’ve] been working toward and [they’re] closer now than [they’ve] ever been. If [they] lose now, [they] might not have another chance.”
The Obama administration is collaborating with the Federal Reserve Bank to assist in the implosion of the US economy and a substantial devaluation of the US dollar.
The collapse of the US dollar would pave the way for the International Monetary Fund’s answer: one world currency. The IMF along with the World Bank has made formal proposals of the Bancor, a global currency that would replace all current fiat as legal tender.
Once the Euro completely collapses, the US dollar will shortly follow. Hyperinflation will rapidly sweep across the US. When this happens, the US government expects mass rioting in the streets.
The recent incident of shots being fired at the White House was supposed to be the catalyst to declaring martial law in America. The event was planned to become an assault on Tea Party members, gun owners, Constitutionalists and the myriad of citizens who simply voiced their distain regarding Obama.
The plan was for DHS to step in and assume control.
When that did not happen, DHS uppers were admonished. The agency has since become more vigilant to new opportunities and aggressive in their dealings to possibly expedite the coming governmental crackdown on American citizens.
The anonymous source warned about a possible false flag operation involving Obama and his family. The goal will be to incite racial chaos that rivals the riots in the 60’s. This is a plan B, so to speak.
Obama is desparate to remain in office. The global Elite that placed him there know that he has unfinished business and must be re-elected; even if this means creating a reason for Obama to declare the 2012 elections indefinitely postponed.
“The end-game plan for America is its destruction as a Constitutional Republic, with the assistance of the agencies under the umbrella of the DHS,” said the source.
In an eerie prediction, global Elite Henry Kissinger, speaking at a Bilderberg Group meeting in France in 1992, made this remark:
“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.”
America, pray there are enough honest men in government to indict this scumbag, find him guilty, and put him behind bars for life. Better yet, let him have George Bush, daddy, and Bill Clinton for cell mates.
May 19th, 2012 by olddog
By Alasdair Macleod
There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved. Ludwig von Mises.
Our entire way of life is based off of a debt based currency that must create more debt every year in excess of the debt AND interest accrued the year before. This is because every dollar that comes into existence is a debt with a certain amount of interest attached on to it. When debt is created, money is created. When debt is paid off, money is destroyed. The real trick is that the money that is owed for the interest does not exist, since only the principle of the loan is put into the economy. The ONLY way this interest can be paid is by more debt being created to pay the previous debt AND interest. This is why we have an ever expanding debt that cannot stop.
“In the end we are all dead.” John Maynard Keynes
The dollar collapse is a mathematically inevitable event. It will also be the largest single event of human history. At some point the debt incurred will be more than the real economy can bear and there will be a default of non payment. Or the other way to default, is that we constantly print more money to keep the system going, that we eventually destroy the value of the currency and people lose faith in it, which leads to a rush out of it and into hyper inflationary depression. One key aspect of this default is that Nations that owe the debts to foreigners simply default on the debt like Greece will eventually do. But those nations like ours, that print our own debt based currency, have every single time, paid the debt with increasingly worth less currency to the point that we reach a hyper inflation.
When one realizes this foundation of our entire way of life has cancer the debt, the dollar, the economy, the stocks, the real estate, the pensions, our entire current, unsustainable way of life ends.
We can at this late date have a deflationary crash or a hyper inflationary depression, nothing is written in stone. We can have a deflationary depression if the politicians stop creating more debt and refuse to raise the debt ceiling. With no more debt coming into the system, we would have the mother-of-all margin calls the world over almost immediately. The highly leveraged world of banking would be forced to de-leverage to meet their debt obligations. This would seize the markets and the economy as a whole and it would happen all in a matter of a few days.
Austerity is another way a deflation can happen. When nations restrict the amount of money spent into the economy by cutting services and payments, it limits the amount of money in circulation. Since the interest money is still sucking from the real economy, and there is no money coming back in as this deflationary action on the economy grinds to a halt and those most dependent upon those payments will be screaming the loudest. The masses will beg and fight for more spending and eventually the politicians cave and give the masses what they want, more money.
Every country that engages in austerity will abandon it as political pressure grows and the fact that with less government money in the system, the more the Keynesian parasitical system collapses. Tax revenues shrink faster than the spending cuts and this will increase the deficits. This is a ploy that the bankers benefit from because austerity really means sacrificing the masses lives, so that the bankers portfolios can perform. The politicians play this dangerous gambit because they want the people to beg them for more money. The game they play with the whiff of deflation and then opening up the money spigots is a very successful dialectic that has empowered this parasitical ruling class for ages.
We could also have a deflationary depression if a nation like Greece defaults and the ECB does not flood the system with more Euros to cover the losses in the system. By Greece defaulting on their debts, the banking system would seize up as banks become blatantly insolvent, as the equity in their positions are destroyed. This again would force everyone to sell their assets in a cascading mess to cover their loses. The deflation in the system is the most immediate and destructive choice. It is easy to find who caused it and it is difficult for people’s confidence to return after it starts. This is why the Fed and the ECB have been furiously working on acronym schemes like QE 1 and 2 Operation Twist and LTRO and the secretive $16 Trillion Dollar slush funds to support the insolvent zombie banks and the system they hold up. Once the ECB starts covering the losses in the banking system this will give cover to all other Western Central banks to print as these currencies fall relative to another. Trillions will start flowing and the world will be rocked as it was in 2008 but this time it will not be billion dollar institutions that are broken, it is trillion dollar nations and quadrillion dollar markets.
Our Corrupt Banking System
Here it comes again folks….. and it’s our fault for allowing it.
U.S. banks increased sales of protection against credit losses to holders of Greek, Portuguese, Irish, Spanish and Italian debt in the last quarter of 2011 as the European debt crisis escalated.
Guarantees provided by U.S. lenders on government, bank and corporate debt in those countries rose 10 percent from the previous quarter to $567 billion, according to the most recent data from the Bank for International Settlements. Those guarantees refer to credit-default swaps written on bonds.
That would be ok if it was known that the seller could pay because they had laid actual capital against that position. That’s “One Dollar of Capital” and while it can lead to a nasty loss it can’t cause systemic risk because you can only bet what you have. If you want to bet more you have to either sell bonds, sell common stock or retain earnings (first), so your position is always covered.
But that’s not what we allow. We allow banks to simply claim they can cover it because “someone else” took the other side of the position – who is not required to prove they can clear the trade if it goes the wrong way.
Counterparty failure is another risk for banks selling insurance on the debt of the five counties. When a swap is triggered by default, a bank could find that a client who sold the protection can’t pay. The firm still has to make good on its promise to pay whoever bought protection.
And again, the problem is that there is no enforcement of a requirement that all underwater positions that are open be backed by actual capital and be proved as “good” on a daily basis.
This isn’t impossible to do by any stretch of the imagination. Computers are really good at counting things and keeping track of such stuff. We just refuse to force that at a regulatory level and the reason is simple: If you force people to gamble with only capital they actually have, instead of counterfeiting it through various “sleight of hand” games, then the so-called “profits” that have been “earned” by these institutions collapse inward.
The real problem with these games is that the so-called “profits” are in fact a skimming — or if you prefer looting — operation and come at the expense of everyone else in the economy. That includes you, by the way, especially when these “bets” go bad and you get tapped to cover it. The worst part of it is that it’s not just the explicit bailouts like TARP — it’s also the incessant skim that comes from fees on everything you do, directly and indirectly, whether the ~2% you pay on every credit or debit card transaction (yes, you the consumer pay it although you don’t see it) to the much higher prices you pay for everyday goods and services as the firms you deal with are effectively forced into the game to “hedge” the risk of pricing moves on commodities that the banks create with their proprietary trading!
We will never have sound banking — or a sound financial system — until we put a stop to this. There is nothing wrong with speculation, but that speculation must be undertaken only with your own capital. These are the rules that everyday people have to live with in their lives — I, and every other “retail” trader, must post actual capital against all of our positions and we’re marked at the largest time frame on a nightly basis — and sometimes more-often.
May 18th, 2012 by olddog
Brandon Smith, Contributor
After being immersed in the world of alternative economic analysis for several years, it sometimes becomes easy to forget that most people do not track forex markets, or debt to GDP ratio, or true unemployment, or hunch over IMF white-papers highlighting subsections which expose the trappings of the globalist ideology. Sometimes, you just assume the average person knows what the heck you are talking about. This is, of course, a mistake. However, it is a mistake that is borne from the inadequacy of our age and our culture, and is not necessarily a product of weak character, either of the analyst, or the casual reader.
The great frustration of being actively involved in the Liberty Movement is the fact that many people are rarely on the same page (or even the same book) during political and economic discussion. Where we see the nature of the false left/right paradigm, they see “free democracy”. Where we see a tidal wave of destructive debt, they see a “responsible government” printing and spending in order to protect our “best interests”. Where we see totalitarianism, they see “safety”. Where we see dollar devaluation, they see dollar strength and longevity. Ultimately, because the average unaware citizen is stricken by the disease of normalcy bias and living within the doldrums of a statistical fantasy world, they simply have no point of reference by which to grasp the truth when exposed to it. It’s like trying to explain the concept of ‘color’ to a man who has been blind since birth.
Americans in particular are prone to reactionary dismissal when exposed to facts that disrupt their misconceptions. Our culture has experienced a particularly prosperous age, not necessarily free from all trouble, but generally spared from widespread mass tragedy for a generous length of time. This tends to breed within societies an overt and unreasonable expectation of ease. It generates apathy, and laziness. A crushing blubberous slothful cynicism subservient to the establishment and the status quo. Even the most striking of truths struggle to penetrate this smoky forcefield of duplicitous funk.
In recent articles, I have outlined the very immediate dangers of several potential economic events that are likely to take place this year, including the exit of peripheral countries from the European Union, the conflict between austerity and socialist spending in France and Germany, the developing bilateral trade agreements between China and numerous other countries which cut out their reliance on the U.S. dollar, and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will announce QE3 before the end of 2012. All of these elements are leading in one very particular direction: the end of the Greenback as the world reserve currency.
In response to these assertions I have received letters from some people (some of them indignant) questioning how it would be even remotely possible that the dollar could be replaced at all. The concept is so outside their narrow world view that many cannot fathom it.
To be sure, the question is a viable one. How could the dollar be unseated? That said, a few hours of light research would easily produce the answer, but this tends to be too much work for the fly-by-night financial skeptic. Sometimes, the job of the alternative analyst is to make the obvious even more obvious.
So, let’s begin…
The Dollar A Safe Haven?
This ongoing lunacy is based on multiple biases. For some, the dollar represents America, and a collapse of the currency would suggest a failure of the republic, and thus, a failure by them as individual Americans who live vicariously through the exploits of their government. By extension, it becomes “patriotic” to defend the dollar’s honor and deny any information that might suggest it is on a downward spiral.
Others see how the investment world clings to the dollar as a kind of panic room; a protected place where one’s saving will be insulated from crisis. However, just because a majority of day trading investors are gullible enough to overlook the Greenback’s pitfalls does not mean those dangerous weaknesses disappear.
There is only one factor that shields the dollar from implosion, and that is its position as the world reserve currency. Without this exalted status, the currency’s value vanishes. Backed by nothing but massive and unpayable debt, it sits frighteningly idle, like a time bomb, waiting for the moment of ignition.
The horrifying nature of the dollar is that it is only valuable so long as foreign investors believe that we will pay back the considerable debts that we (the American taxpayer at the behest of our criminally run Treasury) owe, and that we will not hyperinflate in the process. If they EVER begin to see their purchases of dollars and treasuries as a gamble instead of an investment, the façade falls away. Yet again this year Congress and the Executive Branch are “at odds” over the expansion of the debt ceiling, which has been raised to levels beyond the 100% of GDP mark:
Barack Obama has made claims that increases in the debt ceiling are “normal”, and that most presidents are prone to hiking the barrier every once in a while. Yet, back in 2006, when George W. Bush increased debt limits, Obama had this to say:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills…Instead of reducing the deficit, as some people claimed, the fiscal policies of this administration and its allies in Congress will add more than $600 million in debt for each of the next five years…Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
For once, Barack and I agree on something. Too bad the man changes his rhetoric whenever it’s to his advantage.
Today, Obama now asserts that raising the debt ceiling is not an opening for more government spending, but an allowance for the government to pay bills it has already accrued. This is disingenuous and hypocritical prattle. Obama is well aware as are many in Congress that as long as the Federal Government is able to raise the debt ceiling whenever it suits them, they can increase spending with wild abandon. It’s like handing someone a credit card with no maximum limit. For most men, the temptation would be irresistible. Therefore, one can predict with 100% certainty that U.S. spending will never truly be reduced, and that our national debt will mount in tandem until we self destruct.
How has this trend been able to continue for so long? Our private central bank has created the fiat machine by which all economic depravity is possible. Currently, the Federal Reserve is the number one holder of U.S. debt. The Federal Reserve creates its own capital. It prints its wealth from thin air. The dollar, thus, has become its own lynchpin. The secretive institution which has never been subject to a full audit is now monetizing endless debt mechanisms with paper promises. What value would any intelligent investor put on such a fraudulent economic system?
The epic dysfunction of the dollar is rooted in its reliance on perception rather than tangible wealth or strong fundamentals. It is, indeed, like any other fiat mechanism, with all the inevitable pitfalls built into its structure.
Ironically, the value of the Dollar Index is measured not by its intrinsic buying power, or its historical buying power, but its arbitrary buying power in comparison with other collapsing fiat currencies.
The argument I hear most often when pointing out the calamitous path of the dollar is that it is the go-to safe haven in response to the crisis in Europe. What the financially inept don’t seem to grasp is that the shifting of savings back and forth between the euro and the dollar is just as irrelevant to our currency’s survival as it is to Europe’s. BOTH currencies are in decline, and this is evident by the growing inflationary pressures on both sides of the Atlantic. Ask any consumer in Greece, Spain, France, or the UK how shelf prices have changed in the past four years, and they will say the exact same thing as any consumer in the U.S.; costs have gone way up. Therefore, it makes sense to compare the dollar’s value not to the euro, or to the Yen, but something more practical, like the dollar of the past….
In 1972, just as Nixon was removing the dollar from the last vestiges of the gold standard, a new car cost an average of $4500. A home cost around $40,000. A gallon of gas was .36 cents. A loaf of bread was .25 cents. A visit to the doctor’s office was $25. Wages were certainly lower, but they kept much better pace with the prices of the era. Today, the gap between wages and inflation is insurmountable. The average family is unable to keep up with the flashflood of rising prices.
According to the historic buying power of the dollar, the currency is a poor safe haven investment. With the advent of bailout efforts and debt monetization through quantitative easing, its devaluation has been expedited dramatically. The Fed has left the door open for what I believe will be a final destructive round of publicly announced QE, weakening the dollar to near death:
The question then arises; why do foreign countries continue to buy in on the greenback?
The Dollar Dump Has Already Begun
One of my favorite arguments by those defending the dollar is the assertion that no foreign country would dare to dump the currency because they are all too dependent on U.S. trade. To answer the question above, the reality is that foreign countries ARE already calmly and quietly dumping the dollar as a global trade instrument.
To those people who consistently claim that the dollar will never be dropped, my response is, it already has been dropped! China, in tandem with other BRIC nations, has been covertly removing the greenback as the primary trade unit through bilateral deals since 2010. First with Russia, and now with the whole of the ASEAN trading bloc and numerous other markets, including Japan. China in particular has been preparing for this eventuality since 2005, when they introduced the first Yuan denominated bonds. The bonds were considered a strange novelty back then, especially because China had so much surplus savings that it seemed outlandish for them to take on treasury debt. Today, the move makes a whole lot more sense. China and the BRIC nations today openly call for a worldwide shift away from the dollar:
With the global proliferation of the Yuan, and the conversion of the Chinese economy away from dependence on exports (especially to the West) towards a more consumer based system, the Chinese have effectively decoupled from their reliance on U.S. markets. Would a collapse in the U.S. hurt China’s economy? Yes. Would they still survive? Oh yes. Far better than America would, at least…
In 2008, I warned of this development and was attacked on all sides by more mainstream economists and Keynesian proponents who stated that such a development was impossible. Today, it’s common knowledge that our primary creditors are “diversifying” away from the dollar, though MSM talking heads and those who parrot them still claim that this is not a threat to our economy.
To be clear, the true threat to the dollar’s supremacy is not only due to the constant printing by the private Federal Reserve (though that is a nightmare in the making), but the loss of faith in our currency as a whole. The Fed does not need to throw dollars from helicopters to annihilate our currency; all they have to do is create doubt in its viability.
The bottom line? A dollar collapse is not “theory” but undeniable fact in motion at this moment, driven by concrete actions on the part of the very nations that have until recently propped up our debt obligations. It is only a matter of time before the dollar diminishes and fades away. All signs point to a loss of reserve status in the near term.
What Will Replace The Dollar?
My next favorite argument in defense of the Greenback is the assertion that there is “no currency in a position to take the dollar’s place if it falls”. First of all, this is based on a very naïve assumption that the dollar will not fall unless there is another currency to replace it. I’m not sure who made that rule up, but the dollar is perfectly able to be flushed without a replacement in the wings. Economic collapse does not follow logical guidelines or the personal pet peeves of random man-child economists.
Though, to be fair, and to educate those unaware, there IS a replacement already conveniently ready to roll forward. The IMF has for a couple of years now openly called for the retirement of the dollar as the world reserve currency, to be supplanted by the elitist organization’s very own “Special Drawing Rights” (SDR’s):
The SDR is a paper mechanism created in the early 1970’s to replace gold as the primary means of international trade between foreign governments. Today, it has morphed into a basket of currencies which is recognized by almost every country in the world and is in a prime position to take the dollar’s place in the event that it loses reserve status. This is not theory. This is cold hard reality. For those who claim that the SDR is not considered a “real currency”, they should probably warn the U.S. Post Office, which now uses conversion tables that denominate costs in SDR’s:
So, now that we know a replacement for the dollar is ready to go, the next obvious question would be:
Why would global elites destroy a useful monetary tool like the dollar? Why kill the goose that "lays the golden eggs"?
People who ask this question are simply unable to see outside the fiscal box they have been placed in. For global bankers, a paper currency is not important. It is expendable. Like a layer of snake skin; as the snake grows, it sheds the old and dawns the new.
At bottom, men who promote the philosophies of globalization greatly desire the exaltation of a global currency. The dollar, though a creation of a central bank, is still a semi-sovereign monetary unit. It is an element that is getting in the way of the application of the global currency dynamic. I find it rather convenient (at least for those who subscribe too globalism) that the dollar is now in the midst of a perfect storm of decline just as the IMF is ready to introduce its latest fiat concoction in the form of the SDR. I find the blind faith in the dollar’s lifespan to be rife with delusion. It is not a matter of opinion or desire, but a matter of fact that currencies in such tenuous positions fall, and are in the end replaced. I believe that the evidence shows that this is not random chance, but a deliberate process, leading towards the globalist ideal; total centralization of the world under an unaccountable governing body which operates a global monetary system utterly devoid of transparency and responsibility.
The dollar was a median step towards a newer and more corrupt ideal. Its time is nearly over. This is open, it is admitted, and it is being activated as you read this. The speed at which this disaster occurs is really dependent on the speed at which our government along with our central bank decides to expedite doubt. Doubt in a currency is a furious omen, costing not just investors, but an entire society. America is at the very edge of such a moment. The naysayers can scratch and bark all they like, but the financial life of a country serves no person’s emphatic hope. It burns like a fire. Left unwatched and unchecked, it grows uncontrollable and wild, until finally, there is nothing left to fuel its hunger, and it finally chokes in a haze of confusion and dread…
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May 16th, 2012 by olddog
By: Jim R. Schwiesow
One can liken the days leading up to the pending collapse of this nation to an appointment with an endodontic for a root canal procedure, the time unto the appointment seemingly lapses with unnerving quickness while the horrific hour and a half in the chair grinds by for an ostensible eternity. Thus it is in regard to the final days of this nation that slip swiftly by in a run up to the pure hell that awaits; an ultimate frantic, terrifying, gut wrenching fall of a once proud republic.
And I will dash them one against each other, the fathers and the sons, says the Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them. Jeremiah 13:14
In the jagged ignorant minds of a lost people those terminal days will grind by in interminable agony. It will be a hell of a secular humanist making and a just retribution for the evolutionists, atheists, agnostics, sodomites, socialists, communists, and progressives who thumbed their noses at Almighty God and held His name in derision.
One can imagine that these dimwits will have in the last desperate days the boldness and unmitigated effrontery to invoke His name for delivery from the elements of destruction, but it will not be in sack cloth and ashes and with abject repentant humility that they approach, but for self preservation and a hope for a continued irreverent existence. Their arrogance will persist unto the final minute of the final hour of the final day, and then the end. Perhaps they will believe their god Obama and his demonic minions will save them; since by all appearances they revere him above the God of creation.
MAKING READY FOR THE INEVITABLE
It would seem that – if recent reports are to be believed and by all documented evidence they seem to be accurate – this goofy, Godless, perverted and demonic government is preparing for a nation-wide rebellion. They are laying up untold millions of rounds of firearms ammunition, millions of dehydrated meals, preparing shelters for the elite, internment camps for political dissidents, and training the military for posse comitatus status and for a carrying out of a rectifying indoctrination curriculum for political activists.
The ammunition is presumably for the killing of those in active rebellion, the food to keep the elites alive in their cushy shelters, the camps to warehouse and torment dissenters and objectors, and the indoctrination curriculum to inflict physical and mental suffering upon those whom they believe to be contentious heretical foes of the demonic system. It is a chapter straight out of the George Orwell novel 1984.
These idiotic bureaucrats and political potentates are peeing into the wind with all of this so called preparation. When this resurrection gets rolling it will be burn baby burn, and it will not be contained by the crackbrained government that brought it on.
In the Watts riot, which was a spit in the ocean compared to what will come; the police abdicated control to the rioters and were nowhere to be found. They hung around the edges of the conflagration in a cowardly cringe. And in the aftermath of the New Orleans hurricane debacle a major portion of the police force deserted and abandoned their posts and responsibilities. Some even joined in the looting; so much for local law enforcement, what about the military?
When this thing goes nationwide the troops – that are already on the verge of rebellion due to their egregiously ill treatment during and after service, their subjection to stupid leadership, and for being used as cannon fodder in the infernal pits of the world – will desert. Government revenues will dry up completely, the cowardly politicians and bureaucrats will run for the hills and hide in order to keep from being strung up by their heels like Mussolini; and murdering and marauding scum will control the environs nationwide.
One would think that it would be hard, if not impossible, to be prepared for something such as that…however the fact is that Obama has in reality accelerated a movement toward total anarchy to the point that this truly appears to be his ultimate goal. The only explanation seems to be that he has made clandestine deals with the internationalists for the insertion of foreign troops to quell the insurrection in the name of international order and to impose an exercising authority by a world government collective.
We know from his sotto voce conversation with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev before an open mike that he promised to, when re-elected, dismantle U.S. missile defenses and leave the nation vulnerable to the belligerency of foreign enemies. He seems to be smugly counting his chickens in regard to a re-election, what does he know that we don’t? For an imbecile who has royally screwed up everything that he has turned his hand to during his illegitimate presidency he seems to be supremely confident…too confident to my way of thinking. In the words of that old Shakespearean quote: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
ROMNEY WILL SAVE US
Now where have I heard that refrain before…Oh Yeah! It was when a totally stupid electorate rose in a rabid fanatical frenzy and anointed one of the biggest political jackass’s of the Democrat Party as their messiah. I write one of because the Democrat Party is replete with political jackasses. So ecstatic was this interloping fake that he was soon addressing himself in public forums as the savior. It would seem that there is no end of the number of worldly messianic saviors that indwell the two national political parties today.
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot even make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens–Montaigne
I continue to hear the propagandist media yammering about the importance of the Independent vote and its effect upon the upcoming election. The truth is that there is no such being as a politically non-partisan independent; all who vote are possessed of an ingrained ideology that is an intimate part of their psyche. The fact is that in a pigsty society such as ours the majority has been indoctrinated to a progressive persuasion.
Presently progressive zealots comprise ninety-nine point nine percent of the Democrat Party, the remaining one tenth of one percent are no less progressive, but possess a smidge less fanaticism.
The Republican Party membership is constituted of a three way division; roughly one third of those under the Republican banner are proximate no principle progressives – of a Mitt Romney variety – who proudly call themselves moderates, one quarter are genuine realistic conservatives, and the remaining forty-odd percent are bomb-throwing neocons. It is these who control the party apparatus and light the torch for a thousand points of light internationalism.
The chief claim to fame of these is that they have kept the United States embroiled in a series of guerilla wars ostensibly to democratize the world. It is a completely nescient belief which maintains that democracy will save the world; as exactly the opposite is the truth.
The promulgated conjecture that a united international composite, making binding decrees upon diverse peoples, will deliver a worldwide utopia is hogwash. If such were the case God would have let Noah's descendants build that tower instead of confusing their language and scattering them to the winds.
What the bomb-throwers have accomplished is to kill and maim millions of non-combatants, condemn some of our best young people to life-long debilities or a violent premature death, and contributed to a crushing national debt through monumental military expenditures. And all for what; they can point to no absolute victories, no middle-east stability, and no lasting peace. It was all for naught, and a very expensive all for naught.
I have been rather pitiless here in regard to the language I have used to describe a less than illustrious political leadership, but to call a court jester a prince would be to play cavalier with the truth.
BUILDING SODOM & GOMORRAH
Many may remember Judge Robert Bork who, as a nominee to the Supreme Court, was pilloried by one of the most egregiously scurrilous personal assaults on an honorable man to ever be recorded; this by a Democrat Senate in 1987 whose integrity deficient members completely abandoned any semblance of decorum and grace with their despicable character assassination.
Subsequent to being politically destroyed by those of infinitely less quality and worth than he Judge Bork wrote a book entitled, Slouching to Gomorrah; indeed this scholarly work by the learned constitutionalist highlighted the damage done to the constitutional foundations of the nation by a radical embracement by modern liberals of egalitarianism.
This doctrine – liberals believe – mandates a classless society, in other words an absolute political, economic, and social equality of the masses. In such a desirable environment, according to progressive theology, there must be no constitutional impediments to individual desires; a belief that has led to the long list of vices and social deviancies that have delivered the nation unto an evil wickedness that a righteous and holy God cannot possibly ignore.
OBAMA BLESSES SAME SEX MARRIAGE
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13
This past week Barack Hussein Obama has gone a long way in giving credence to those whispered rumors in regard to his bathhouse club days in Chicago. We may never know his secret sexual preferences, but we do know that he has given his personal and official stamp of approval on the deviant sexual practice of sodomy. One has to believe that he assumes that the majority of our society approves and condones such a filthy deviant life style or he wouldn’t have been so bold prior to Election Day. And he is I believe correct in his assumption.
THE PEOPLES MOTTO: LIVE AND LET LIVE
"Today we live in an era in which the worst vices are inscribed into law as human rights. Every evil must have its punishment, either in our times or in the afterlife."– Roberto De Mattei, 63, the deputy head of the country's National Research Council, Italy
Deputy De Mattei who is a prominent Italian historian went on to say that the Roman Empire collapsed due to a contagion of homosexuality and effeminacy, which made it easy pickings for barbarian hordes. And there was more.
Anyone conversant with the details of the collapse of the Roman Empire knows that the United States is precisely emulating the course that led to that empires fall and extinction. Ultra foolish fiscal policies and currency manipulation, abject political corruption, unfettered illegal immigration, and a complete breakdown of social morality finished off the Roman Empire, and the same perversions are spelling doom for this once blessed republic. This country is in its late terminal stages and destined for internment in the graveyard of deceased nations and commonwealths. But, you dear reader can live eternally in a new world and an eternal Kingdom.
Only those born again of the Spirit are sons of the Most High God.
Not one in a thousand who call themselves Christian understand what it means to be born again of the Spirit, one cannot be born again by a two minute profession of faith, one cannot be born again by regularly attending a denominational church, one cannot be born again by infant baptism, one cannot be born again by an altruistic life, and one cannot be born again by good works or philanthropy.
To be born again one must die to self and submit absolutely to the will of Almighty God. The door to salvation and eternal life is the Lord Jesus Christ; no one comes to the Father except by Him. Walk through that door and enter into the membership of Christ’s Church, the Church against which the gates of hell will not prevail. It is the only church that counts. Do it now and live forever…
And all of God’s people say – Amen!
May 15th, 2012 by olddog
By J.B. Williams
May 15, 2012
The more things change, the more they stay the same! Communism and socialism have always been sold as populist theories and advanced by those seeking to serve only themselves. Nothing has changed in that regard, as Obama-Clinton deploy The Cloward-Piven Strategy via social networking and communal organizing of leftists across the country and around the world.
By democracy, they mean Democratic Socialism. Byprogressive, they mean regressive Marxist principles and values aimed at stripping every citizen here and abroad of their God given rights to freedom, liberty and personal achievement.
In the United States, the public call from parasites to “occupy” the hard-earned assets of others is being pushed to a fever pitch, using classical Marxist Class and Color Warfare techniques taught to young activists by people like Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers.
Economies, currencies and nations all over the globe are in financial crisis. Marxist principles and values have bankrupted much of the world and yet, Obama and Clinton are using remaining American assets and resources to purchase themselves a position in the developing Global Government.
Global Socialism is the plan and UN Agenda 21 is the strategy for implementing that plan all the way down to every local community across America. This agenda is not designed to sustain the freedom, liberty, security and sovereignty of the United States or our Constitutional Republic.
It is instead, designed to replace the sovereign United States with a Global Community with Centralized power, and replace our Constitutional Republic with Democratic Socialism.
If you have done your homework and understand these realities, you can easily understand what you are watching unfold in the United States and other nations around the globe today.
• Euro Officials Begin to Weigh Greek Exit
• Merkel's party routed in big German state
• Concern about Kuwait's finances
• French elect Marxist President
• America’s Militarized Zone
• Investors Flee Greece and Spain
• California’s Death Knell Rings
• 49 Found Headless South of the Border
I can go on and on linking an increasing flood of bad headlines from all over the world. In the USA, reports of abnormal stock-piling at F.E.M.A. camps and unusual U.S. and Foreign troop movements on U.S. soils are swirling across the Internet with increasing frequency.
Federalizing all state military and law enforcement units has been repeatedly reported, with many speculating about alleged foreign military cross-training exercises in U.S. cities, aimed at preparing for “civil unrest” or even “civil war.”
With a Federal Government hell-bent upon pitting American against American through a litany of political, race, religious and class warfare initiatives launched right out of the West Wing of the people’s White House, essentially an American version of their “Arab Spring” represented by the Socialist Occupy Movement, imagining civil unrest in America circa 2012 requires no real imagination at all.
Because patriotic pro-American citizens are reluctant to riot against the tyranny raining down from D.C. daily, the Left was forced to incite riots from within their own ranks. As they promote the false notion that their voters are entitled to the assets of other voters, they create an environment in which denying their parasites access to those assets will be enough to ignite civil unrest, much like events we have watched unfold in many European states over the last few years.
Just like Greece, Iceland and much of Europe on some level, the International Left is igniting civil unrest by uniting Labor Unions, Black Panthers, Muslim’s, Illegal Aliens, Green, anti-war and special interest groups against white, conservative Americans focused only upon keeping that which they have diligently earned.
In the months preceding Obama’s inauguration, over $13 Trillion in American investments left America for foreign markets and has never returned. The Obama Administration has been forced to threaten foreign nations into snitching on American investors who moved their resources to safe havens abroad before Obama-Clinton could confiscate them for their greater communal agenda. American manufacturing is all but extinct. Even our military machines are manufactured overseas now.
This evil administration has toppled numerous Middle Eastern allies of the United States, placing the Muslim Brotherhood (the Mother Ship of all Jihad organizations) in charge all across the Middle East while leaving the USA increasingly dependent upon Middle Eastern oil.
The bottom line here is they have created the perfect storm for the West. Contrary to newsroom controlled propaganda written and released by Obama-Clinton, unemployment is at an all-time high in America. An additional 230,000 Americans lost their unemployment benefits just this past weekend.
Occupiers are right to be angry, along with all other Americans. But Occupiers have been misled into being angry at the wrong people. The 1% they should be angry with is the 1% in government who has intentionally run this ship aground.
Governments don’t create jobs or prosperity — people do, in the private sector. Yet public sector parasites and their labor unions have convinced many young ignorant Americans to help attack the private sector, free-enterprise and the capitalist goose that lays the golden egg of individual freedom and prosperity.
Even though Communists, Socialists and other parasitesmarch side-by-side with Occupiers, these kids remain unable to connect the dots and realize that they are being exploited by International Leftists for their own power, not benefit of the student occupier.
Worst of all, there is no viable resistance to all of this evil in America.
There is a shrinking movement of Tea Party types that started out with the right intentions a few years ago, only to be almost instantly hi-jacked and exploited for the same purposes by the same people.
Despite knowledge that their 2010 crop of turncoats have done nothing to even slow the current march into unconstitutional Marxism — they remain foolishly hopeful that the next 2012 crop of future turncoats will do better.
No government in human history has ever failed to seize increasing control over the people and their private earnings. No government has ever returned the stolen goods of their people after stealing them.
Still, too many citizens sit silent as their nation and way of life is stolen right out from under their collective noses, and pretend to care by throwing more campaign money at yet another crop of turncoats in the false hope that someone in government will reform government. It never has happened in history and it never will.
Governments are focused on growing government power. Only the people have the purpose and power to protect and preserve individual freedom and liberty – and they can’t do it so long as they are focused on celebrating diversity instead of unity – and place their individual agendas ahead of their common goal of freedom and liberty for all.
The American Dream is gasping its final breath and the average American is completely unaware. The few who are aware, have no idea how to stop it and won’t unify under any leadership or strategy, despite knowing that divided, we will indeed fall.
There is nothing new or inventive about the 2012 Global Agenda. The agenda is centralized power over the people, paid for by America’s most productive citizens, making all citizens equally destitute.
2012 may well be the last chance for Americans to change the course of history and preserve freedom for ours and future generations. But I see no signs that the people are prepared to do anything real in that cause.
Free-market freedom is under direct assault an on the brink of the abyss all over the world. But make no mistake — the United States is the biggest prize of all for those hoping to take all the marbles. If America is not free, no people on earth will be free.
The Global Agenda is tyranny, paid for by hard-working taxpayers all over the world. American assets are being seized for the sole purpose of purchasing power for a few, in a Marxist One World Order. It’s no more complicated than that!
At the rate we are going, by the time they get ready to fight, the battle will be long over. God have mercy on those so foolish as to relinquish their freedom for a pittance in free-stuff from a bankrupt treasury.
When the people who have fed the world for two-hundred years can no longer feed themselves, we know what comes next. That is the end game of Cloward-Piven and the enemy within is in their 11th hour press.
Do Americans have the good sense and uncommon courage for the task ahead?
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JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world. He is also a Founder of Freedom Force USA and a staunch conservative actively engaged in returning the power to the right people in America.
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Anyone with two inches between their ears knows that rebellion requires an intelligent organization, and we have waited too long to get organized, and don’t know how to proceed without a nationally known leader we trust.
Bottom line! We’re toast, unless someone is smart enough to figure out how we can get organized. When the SHTF all we can do is defend our homes to the death, and the majority show no inclination or ability to even do that. All this leaves me deeply ashamed of my fellow citizens who have claimed they belonged to the “Land of the free, and the home of the brave” For my part, all I see is a bunch of uninformed pussy’s, and America needs a good hard bitch slapping.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
–John Stewart Mill—
May 15th, 2012 by olddog
Paul Adams, J.D., Contributor
As Coolio said, we spend our lives living in a gangsta’s paradise. What he failed to mention is that throughout history the most sinister and dangerous gangsters are banksters. There is no shortage of historical quotes to prove this point.
Gerald Celente points out that the only time the Prince of Peace became violent is when he cleansed the temple of the money changers.
… Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Today, the money changers have conquered the world through numerous frauds including debt-based currencies issued by their privately owned central banks, fractional reserve lending, fiat currencies and political think-tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group, which control all major political parties.
To free the world of debt slavery and a totalitarian world government run by banksters, it is necessary to understand these frauds. Let us start with the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve, which issues and controls the value of the world’s first reserve paper currency, the U.S. dollar.
The Private Federal Reserve
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. – Henry Ford
The world financial system seems complex but it is actually very simple: a cabal of banksters has conquered the world by lending people and governments money that does not exist and charging interest on it.
The Creature from Jekyll Island documents the following individuals drafted the Federal Reserve legislation in secret at Jekyll Island in 1910 (page 5 of the fourth edition):
- Paul Warburg, a partner of international investing giant Kuhn, Loeb & Company, a representative of the Rothschild banking dynasty in Europe, brother to Max Warburg who was head of the Warburg banking consortium in Germany.
- Senator Nelson Aldrich: business associate of J.P. Morgan and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
- Frank Vanderlip: president of National City Bank of New York, one of the most powerful banks at the time, representing William Rockefeller and Kuhn, Loeb & Company.
- Henry Davidson: senior partner of J.P. Morgan.
- Charles Norton: president of J.P. Morgan’s First National Bank of New York.
- Abraham Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
- Benjamin Strong, head of J.P. Morgan’s Bankers Trust Company.
Bankster stooge Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law on December 23, 1913. On that day, the U.S. government officially transferred its power to create money and regulate the value thereof to the world’s wealthiest private banksters. Furthermore, the U.S. government would now borrow money from private banks, enslaving its citizens with the national debt, rather than creating its own money interest free.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan publicly brags that the private banking cartel isabove the law and creates unlimited money out of nothing to loan its insolvent borrower, the U.S. government.
David Lang, a Federal Reserve employee, admits that the Federal Reserve is a private corporation that pays dividends to its undisclosed shareholders. The head of security at the San Antonio Federal Reserve also admits the institution is private.
The private Federal Reserve’s website says that the Fed:
… is considered an independent central bank because its monetary policy decisions do not have to be approved by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branches of government, it does not receive funding appropriated by the Congress, and the terms of the members of the Board of Governors span multiple presidential and congressional terms.
The 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, which were established by the Congress as the operating arms of the nation's central banking system, are organized similarly to private corporations — possibly leading to some confusion about "ownership." For example, the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks. However, owning Reserve Bank stock is quite different from owning stock in a private company. The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.
Despite its pathetic propaganda encouraging us to practice doublethink, the Federal Reserve freely admits that it is privately owned, is a monopoly empowered by Congress, now operates above Congress and the president, and pays its private undisclosed shareholder dividends.
So who receives dividends from owning shares of the private Federal Reserve? Charts created by the House Banking Committee Staff Report of August, 1976 reveal the following people and companies own shares in the Federal Reserve: Rothschilds, J.P. Morgan, the Warburgs banks, Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb & Company, Jacob Schiff, William Rockefeller, David Rockefeller/Chase Bank, and many others.
A more recent study found that Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and HSBC now have the power of the Federal Reserve at their fingertips.
That makes sense because after years of making bad loans with artificially low interest rates and foreclosing on millions of American homes, the Fed bailed out the following banks with at least $16.9 trillion according to page 131 of the first GAO audit:
- Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
- Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
- Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
- Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
- Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
- Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
- Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
- Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
- JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
- Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
- UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
- Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
- Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
- Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
- BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)
- and many more including banks in Belgium of all places
However, other economists estimate the bankster theft and financial raping of dollar holders since 2008 is $29 trillion.
That’s right, largest banks, many of which appear to own shares in the private Federal Reserve, bailed themselves out in excess of the U.S. 2010 GDP ($14.59 Trillion – value of all goods and services produced in the U.S. for the year). Yes, even the fictional national debt of $15.7 trillion dollars could have been paid-off for less than the bankster stole.
Why didn’t the Federal Reserve offer you a bailout?
The collapse of the dollar, a fiat currency, is guaranteed as there is always more debt and interest owed on the debt than there is money in circulation. It is important to understand that the real national debt, which increases every year, is not just a measly $15.7 trillion. When you factor in unfounded liabilities like Social Security and Medicare, the actual debt is $127 trillion – $211 trillion.
There is no question that the dollar’s doomsday will arrive, the question is when.
In part one of this research, we documented that fact that banksters have conquered the world by obtaining a monopoly on creating money from nothing and loaning it at interest.
The IRS and Federal Reserve
Like the Federal Reserve, the IRS was created in 1913. The purpose of the IRS is to enslave citizens by stealing the value of their labor through collecting income taxes.
Tax Freedom Day 2012 arrives on April 17 this year, four days later than last year due to higher federal income and corporate tax collections. That means Americans will work 107 days into the year, from January 1 to April 17, to earn enough money to pay this year’s combined 29.2% federal, state, and local tax bill. (Source)
That shows, on average, that the IRS and other tax collectors steal 3.5 months of each Americans’ labor time each year, or one-third of earned income. Of course, many Americans pay much higher tax rates, with a top individual Federal tax bracket of 35%.
The private Federal Reserve is one of largest holders of U.S. government debt, owning approximately $1.65 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities. Much of the collected federal income taxes go towards paying interest on the national debt to the Fed for money that it created out of nothing and loaned to the government at interest. This unfortunate reality has been verified by G. Edward Griffin, Joe Plummer, IRS whistleblower, Joe Banister, and many others.
Fractional Reserve Banking
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Source)
Your local bank also profits from the banking fraud known as fractional reserve lending. While the bankers may wear suits and appear respectable, they are actually looking to use your deposit to make themselves ten times wealthier or enslave you in debt that they create out of nothing should you be a borrower. It works like this:
I set up a Rothbard Bank, and invest $1,000 of cash. Then I 'lend out' $10,000 to someone, either for consumer spending or to invest in his business. How can I 'lend out' far more than I have? Ahh, that's the magic of the 'fraction' in the fractional reserve. I simply open up a checking account of $10,000 which I am happy to lend to Mr. Jones. Why does Jones borrow from me? Well, for one thing, I can charge a lower rate of interest than savers would. I don't have to save up the money myself, but simply can counterfeit it out of thin air. Since demand deposits at the Rothbard Bank function as equivalent to cash, the nation's money supply has just, by magic, increased by $10,000. The inflationary, counterfeiting process is under way.
In short, the money you borrow from a bank is created out of nothing. On the other hand, you must actually produce real goods and services to earn money to pay back the bank plus interest. Of course, the largest banks, which most likely own shares of the Fed as discussed in Part 1, make the most money from this magical fraud.
When banksters create money faster than the economy grows, the purchasing power of the dollar declines which is known as inflation. There is no question that each year Americans work harder for less money (reduced purchasing power) thanks to the private Fed’s criminal inflationary policies.
Home Mortgage Slavery
The great jurist Sir Edward Coke, who lived from 1552 to 1634, has explained why the term mortgage comes from the Old French words mort, 'dead,' and gage, 'pledge.' It seemed to him that it had to do with the doubtfulness of whether or not the mortgagor will pay the debt. (Source)
A thirty-year-debt-slave is someone that has a home mortgage (excluding cash-flowing investment property). First, the debtor is borrowing money that was created out of nothing through fractional reserve lending.
Second, after years of making payments, the debtor may become injured or unemployed. The bank will then foreclose and sell the house. The bank will keep the proceeds of the sale and all the principal and interest that the debtor paid prior to going into default.
Given the fact that home prices are back to 2001 levels thanks to the credit bubble created by the private Federal Reserve and large banks, many people have little or negative home equity.
Third, the cost of the house is almost double the sale price when thirty years of interest payments are included.
For example, if a debtor buys a $250,000 house and puts down 20 percent ($50,000), the debtor will borrow $200,000 from the banksters. The interest on a $200,000 loan at 5% over thirty years is $189,511.57 (which is interest paid on a loan created out of nothing). Therefore, the total cost of the $250,000 home is actually $439,511.57 (not including property taxes and insurance). Go ahead, run the numbers yourself.
One must determine if it is better to be a mortgage debt slave or a rent debt slave.
Banksters Starving/Robbing Billions of People Worldwide
Almost half the world, three billion people, live on less than $2.50 per day and 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 per day. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. That is, people are dying because a bank did not create enough digits on a computer screen (money) for them to buy food. This is no accident; it is the banksters’ move to depopulate the planet.
John Perkins wrote Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. During the 1970s he worked as an economic planner for an international consulting firm. In his book he describes how the globalists force the economic hegemony of the banksters, the IMF and World Bank on victim nations in the Third World.
Perkins’ job was to negotiate huge loans to third-world nations, loans that the banksters created out of nothing and which they knew the borrower nation could not repay. Once the borrower defaulted, the banksters would move in to steal the nation’s natural resources and gain control of its political system and economy.
Several third-world leaders had integrity and refused to enslave their nations to the money changers. They also refused the cash, luxury, cocaine and hookers Perkins offered them on behalf of the banksters Perkins says that leaders who would not play ball would eventually be overthrown in a CIA sponsored coup or assassinated.
In the United States, the current economic depression caused by the Federal Reserve has resulted in 44 million once independent Americans relying on the government for food assistance. Many food assistance recipients hold college and post-graduate degrees.
Additionally, up to 1 million U.S. families are too broke to go bankrupt, that is they don’t have the money to cover legal fees.
The banksters also support wars (often arming and funding both sides) by creating money out of nothing.
Since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, the New York Federal Reserve shipped tens of billions of dollars to the government and central bank of Iraq, allegedly for reconstruction. Between 2003 and 2008, over $40 billion in cash was secretly shipped in trucks from the New York Federal Reserve compound in East Rutherford, New Jersey to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, where they were then flown by military aircraft to Baghdad International Airport. In just the first two years, the shipments of dollar bills weighed a total of 363 tons.
But much of that money was stolen, misappropriated, and simply lost. Despite Congressional hearings and reports, nobody is saying exactly what happened to the bulk of the money. Most likely, the stolen fiat dollars, secretly printed out of thin air to fund the US government’s illegal war and senseless slaughter of Iraqis, went towards intricate contracting schemes and corrupt Iraqi and American officials.
Global Government Run by Banks
The endgame for the banksters is “nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.” Once the system is perfected the human population will be culled.
The first president (appointed) of the European Union, Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuystated that 2009 was the first year of global governance with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. Therefore, the banksters already have their planetary regime established and the lives of 90% of the population are threatened.
Clearly banksters are the ultimate sewers of iniquity, reaping where they have not sewn. To defeat them and their plans to cull the population, the private Federal Reserve must be abolished when its 100-year charter expires in 2013. Fractional reserve lending must also be abolished.
We must educate others as to the issues in this article and the nature of the real government. No one would invest in Enron or trust MF Global today because their crimes are pubic knowledge. Likewise, the banksters will not be able to continue their crimes when they become common knowledge.
Boycotting the largest banks is a necessity as is refusing to own shares of their stock.
David Icke’s excellent lecture on the corrupt money and banking system is worth sharing with others.
Paul Adams is your humble servant. Those that oppose the banksters and their New World Order have not the spirit of fear; but act with power, love, and a sound mind.
Read other articles by Paul Adams HERE.
May 13th, 2012 by olddog
By Brandon Smith
For the past four years I have been covering the progression of the global economic crisis with an emphasis on the debilitating effects it has had on the American financial system.
Only once before have I ever issued an economic alert, and this was at the onset of the very first credit downgrade in U.S. history by S&P. I do not take the word “alert” lightly. Since 2008 we have seen a cycle of events that have severely weakened our country’s foundation, but each event has then been followed by a lull, sometimes 4 to 6 months at a stretch, which seems to disarm the public, drawing them back into apathy and complacency. The calm moments before each passing storm give Americans a false sense of hope that our capsized fiscal vessel will somehow right itself if we just hold on a little longer…
I don’t have to tell most people within the Liberty Movement that this is not going to happen. Unfortunately, there are many out there who do not share our awareness of the situation. Debt implosions and currency devaluation NEVER simply “fade away”; they are always followed by extreme social and political strife that tends to sully the doorsteps of almost every individual and family. The notion that we can coast through such a tempest unscathed is an insane idea, filled with a dangerous potential for sour regrets.
There are some people who also believe that the private Federal Reserve with the Treasury in tow has the ability to prolong the worst symptoms of the collapse indefinitely, or at least, until they have long since kicked the bucket and don’t have to worry about it anymore (the ‘pay-it forward to our grandkids’ crowd) . I can say with 100% certainty that most of us will live to see the climax of the breakdown, and that this breakdown is about to enter a more precarious state before the end of this year. You can only stretch a sun-boiled rubber band so far before it snaps completely, and America’s financial elasticity has long been melted away.
A pummeling hailstorm of news items and international developments have made the first half of 2012 almost impossible to track and analyze. The frequency at which negative information has surfaced is almost dizzying. However, a pattern and a recognizable motion are beginning to take shape, and, I believe, a loose timeline is beginning to form.
At the end of January, I covered the incredible nosedive of the Baltic Dry Index (a measure of global shipping rates that signals a fall in global demand) to historic lows. I pointed out the tendency of stocks and the general economy to crash around 8 months (sometimes a little longer) after the BDI makes such a dramatic downturn. Mainstream analysts, of course, attributed the fall to an “overproduction of ships”, which is the same exact excuse they used when the BDI collapsed back in 2008 just before the derivatives bubble burst. It would seem that the cable TV talking heads were wrong yet again, as the international market facade quickly evaporates right in line with the BDI’s almost prophetic knack for calling an economic derailment in advance.
Here are some of the most important reasons why every American should be prepared for much harder days, especially before the end of 2012:
The European Union Is Officially Dead In The Water
Stick a fork in er’, the EU is done! We are talking about full scale dismantlement, likely followed by a reformation of core nations and multiple collapse scenarios of peripheral countries. The writing is all over the wall in the wake of the latest election results in Greece and France, where, as alternative researchers have been predicting for some time, the battle between the government spending crowd and proponents of austerity has reached a fever pitch.
The Greeks and the French are royally pissed over draconian cuts in public programs and the destruction of pensions which have been a mainstay of their economies for quite some time. They are also furious over being sold off like collateral to the IMF and World Bank. Rightly so. Like the American taxpayer, the taxpayers of floundering EU nations are wrongly being held responsible for the financial mismanagement and fraud of their governments and global banks which have remained untouched and unpunished for their trespasses. The problem is, the voters of both countries are signing on to the socialist/quasi-communist bandwagon in response. In Greece, the Left Coalition Party, a splinter group of the traditional communist party, has now taken a primary position of power:
In France, voters have elected socialist Francois Hollande (a Bilderberg attendee), whose latest promise is to spend France into recovery through his “pro-growth agenda”:
I have no doubt that the elections of the EU are as manipulated by elitists as they are here in the U.S., and I’m sure false paradigms abound. Have Europeans forgotten that it was overt government spending that set them on the path to calamity in the first place? Or, are they like Americans; just desperate for any change in the ranks of leadership? One would think that they would take note of the problems here in our country and realize that electing a socialist to replace another socialist is no way out of economic hardship.
Former officials like Nicolas Sarkozy may have claimed to be distanced from the socialist ideal, but, as with all globalist puppets, their actions did not match their rhetoric, and they have always supported policies of centralization and big government. The French and the Greeks have essentially replaced closet collectivists with outspoken collectivists, and will see NO relief from the crisis in the Euro-zone as a result of the political reordering. In fact, the stage has now been set for a volatile chain of dominos. Germany, which is the only economy left holding the EU together, has been unyielding on austerity cuts. A conflict between France and Germany is now inevitable. Neither will compromise their position, and I can see no other eventual result than a reexamination and perhaps abandonment of the EU charter.
How does this affect America? Being that international banks and corporations have forced our countries into interdependency through the engineered chicanery of globalization, any collapse in Europe is going to strike hard around the world, but the worst will hit the U.S. and China. Which is probably why China is disengaging trade away from the U.S. and the EU and focusing on other developing nations:
If you thought the Greek rollercoaster was a pain in the neck for investment markets, just wait until the whole of the EU is in a shambles!
Spain is next in line, with a 25% official unemployment rate and a massive black market economy forming. As I have been saying for years now, when governments disrupt the financial survival of the people, they WILL form their own alternatives, including black markets and barter markets. It is about survival. The Spanish government does not care much for these alternatives, though, and has now banned cash transactions over 2500 euros in a futile attempt to squeeze taxes out of the populace through digitally tracked payment methods:
Another major concern for Americans is the fact that Europeans are inching towards an abandonment of the dollar. Francois Hollande has openly called for an end to the dollar’s world reserve status, and with a majority backing of the French people, he could easily make this happen, at least where France is concerned. All it takes is for a few key countries to publically and completely drop the Greenback and the dollar’s reputation as a safe haven investment will be quashed. This could very well happen before 2012 is over.
QE3 Is The End
Here is the bottom line; U.S. growth is a theater of shadows. There has been no progress, no recovery, only the misrepresentation of statistics. Millions of Americans have fallen off unemployment rolls because they have been jobless for too long, which lowers the unemployment rate, but does not change the fact that they are still without work. Durable goods orders are dropping like an avalanche. U.S. credit has been lowered yet again by ratings agency Egan-Jones. With China making bilateral trade deals in numerous countries on the condition that the dollar be dropped as the primary purchasing mechanism, and with the EU turning to economic mulch, the currency’s safety is nonexistent. Traditional investors who cling to the idea that a falling Euro spells dollar strength will be sorely disappointed when the currency is suddenly being rejected in international currency markets.
The Federal Reserve has already stated that any signs of “relapse” into recession (the recession that we never left) will be met with all options on the table, including QE3:
I believe that QE3 will probably be announced this year (due in large part to trauma from Europe), and, that this will trigger a mass movement by foreign nations to drop the dollar as the world reserve. QE3 will be the straw that broke the camel. How exactly this will play out socially and politically, I do not know (I could take a good guess though). But, the technical results are predictable. The Fed will respond to the lack of treasury purchases by ramping up fiat printing in order to cover the ever increasing costs of the government machine. The Greenback will immediately lose a large portion of its value, at least in terms of imported goods, causing inflation in prices. Oil and energy prices will skyrocket if OPEC follows suit (which they will, though the Saudis may still honor dollars for a time). Doing any traditional business will become nearly impossible, and price inflation will dominate the lives and the minds of average unprepared citizens.
The amount of time that it will take for these difficulties to unfold is also not clear. We are operating in uncharted territory, and dealing with a collapse scenario on a truly planetary scale. My best advice is to assume that the avalanche will move fast.
While markets in our country have seen only mild disruptions so far this year, their solidity is predicated on a host of props and costume pieces, any one of which could pull the rug out from under America’s suspension of disbelief if it strays but a little from the illusion. As long as the dollar holds, stocks can be infused with bailout juice through major banks. So can major companies and even desperate state governments on the verge of bankruptcy. The Dow will remain relatively friendly, and day traders and the public will remain happy. As soon as the dollar comes into question, all bets are off…
Does This Mean Doom, Or Just Another Bad Day?
The real beginning of today’s collapse is tied to the events of 2008. The pace of it has been deceptive, but also, in a way, it is a gift. Over the past four years, I have personally seen the awakening of thousands of people that may have never had the chance if the system had gone into full spectrum breakdown right away. The question now is, how much longer can the U.S. wobble along on one wheel? In my view, and from the evidence I see in markets at the moment, not much longer.
It is hard to set aside any expectations that the next leg down will be easy to digest for the populace. The reality of our predicament is starting to hit home. All the tax return checks have been spent. The credit cards have been maxed. The new cars have been sold off and traded in for ghetto-mobiles. The good jobs have been replaced with Taco Bell slavery. A trip to see The Avengers is now the family vacation. And, the distractions of reality TV just aren’t buttering our bread anymore. It’s the little things at first that really signal the financial mood of a society, as well as reveal the more vital and looming issues just over the horizon.
All indicators suggest that this year will be unlike any other before. In 2008, we saw the first trigger events for the collapse. In 2008/2009, we saw the creation of the bailout culture, setting the stage for inflation and dollar disintegration. In 2010, we saw the first bilateral trade deal cutting out the dollar between China and Russia, which is now the template for trade deals all over the globe. In 2011, we saw the first downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the crisis in the EU become epidemic. In 2012, I see not just another difficulty to add to the mountain, but a culmination of all these detriments to produce something entirely new; a vast and subversive realignment forcing many of us to take a more aggressive stance in the fight for an economically and socially free America.
Financial disasters have always been a convenient catalyst for a host of even more frightening obstacles, including civil unrest, and blatant totalitarianism. This is the cusp. It is one of those moments that people of later generations read about in awe, and sometimes horror. The “doom” is not in the event, but in the response. What we make of the days approaching determines the darkness that they cast upon the future. It is a test. It is not something to be dreaded. It is something to be seized upon, and dealt with, as great men and women before us have done. At the very least, we know that it is coming. That, in itself, could well seal our success…
You can contact Brandon Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2. Obama’s Economic Team Planning for Global Economic Collapse
3. US economic decline forges new world order
4. The Stench of US Economic Decay: Russia and China Dump the US Dollar
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6. One Piece Of Moderately Good Economic News And 14 Pieces Of Bad Economic News
7. New world economic order takes shape at G20
8. Volcker Says in China He Remains Concerned About Global Economic Imbalance
9. How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America
10. Leftist “Economic Terrorists” Are Patsies For The Real Economic Terrorists
11. Sarkozy Calls For World Economic Regulation
12. UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’
May 12th, 2012 by olddog
By Publius Huldah.
On election night, November 2, 2010, Rep. John Boehner said in his victory speech:
…While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, we must remember it is the president who sets the agenda for our government. … [emphasis added]
Next morning, Ezra Klein commented in the Cult of the President lives on:
I’d like Boehner to show us where in the Constitution it says that the president sets the agenda for the government.
But Boehner is not as astute as Ezra Klein, and does not know that it is our Constitution which sets the “agenda” for the federal government. The agenda the Constitution sets restricts the federal government to war, international relations & commerce; and domestically, the establishment of an uniform commercial system: a monetary system based on gold & silver, weights & measures, patents & copyrights, a bankruptcy code, and mail delivery (Art. I, Sec. 8, cls.1-16). 1
And because none of the House Republicans seem to know that our Constitution sets the agenda, and don’t know that our Constitution also enumerates the powers delegated to the President, they are allowing Obama to carry out his “agenda” to transform our Country into a fascist dictatorship.
What are the Enumerated Powers of the President?
The powers of the President are “carefully limited” and precisely defined by our Constitution. In Federalist Paper No. 71 (last para), Alexander Hamilton asks,
…what would be … feared from an elective magistrate of four years’ duration, with the confined authorities of a President of the United States?…[emphasis added] 2
The answer to Hamilton’s question is this: There would be nothing to fear if Presidents obeyed the Constitution. But they don’t obey it because the dolts in Congress don’t make them obey it!
Well, then! Here is the complete list of the President’s enumerated powers:
Art. I, Sec. 7, cls. 2 & 3, grants to the President the power to approve or veto Bills and Resolutions passed by Congress.
Art. I, Sec. 9, next to last clause, grants to the executive Branch – the Treasury Department – the power to write checks pursuant to Appropriations made by law – i.e., by Congress.
Art. II, Sec. 1, cl.1, vests “executive Power” [see below] in the President.
Art. II, Sec. 1, last clause, sets forth the President’s Oath of Office – to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”.
Art. II, Sec. 2, cl.1:
- makes the President Commander in Chief of the armed forces when they have been called by Congress into the actual service of the United States. 3
- authorizes the President to require the principal Officers in the executive Departments to provide written Opinions upon the Duties of their Offices.
- grants the President power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for offenses against the United States, 4 but he can not stop impeachments of any federal judge or federal officer.
Article II, Sec. 2, cl. 2 grants to the President the power:
- to make Treaties – with the advice and consent of the Senate. 5
- to nominate Ambassadors, other public ministers and Consuls, federal judges, and various other officers – with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Article II, Sec. 2, cl. 3 grants to the President the power to make recess appointments, which expire at the end of Congress’ next session.
Art. II, Sec. 3:
- Imposes the duty on the President to periodically advise Congress on the State of the Union, and authorizes the President to recommend to Congress such measures as he deems wise.
- Authorizes the President, on extraordinary Occasions, to convene one or both houses of Congress [e.g., when he asks Congress to declare War]; and if both houses can not agree on when to adjourn, he is authorized to adjourn them to such time as he deems proper.
- Imposes the duty upon the President to receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers.
- Imposes the duty upon the President to take care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and
- Imposes the duty upon the President to Commission all the Officers of the United States.
That’s it! Anything else the President does is unlawful and a usurpation of powers not granted.
What is the “executive Power”?
So! The granting of the “executive Power” to the President is not a blank check giving him power to do whatever he wants. The “executive Power” is merely the power to put into effect – to implement – those Acts of Congress which are within Congress’ enumerated powers. Thus, if Congress establishes “an uniform Rule of Naturalization” (as authorized by Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 4), it is the President’s duty to implement and enforce the law Congress makes. The President is to carry out – to execute – Acts of Congress.
But note well: His Oath of Office – to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”, shows that the President must use his independent judgment 6 as to which acts of Congress are and are not constitutional. Thus, as shown in this paper, “The Oath Of Office: The Check On Usurpations By Congress, The Executive Branch, & Federal Judges“, the President has the duty, imposed by his Oath, to act as a “check” on Congress (and on federal courts, as well).
Accordingly, when Congress makes a “law” which is not authorized by the Constitution, it
…would not be the supreme law of the land, but a usurpation of power not granted by the Constitution”… Federalist No. 33 (last two paras); 7
and since the President’s Oath requires him to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution“, the President must refuse to enforce an unconstitutional “law” made by Congress. Otherwise, he’d be in collusion with the legislative branch to usurp power over The People. 8
So, then! Acting as a check on Congress (and federal courts) by refusing to enforce unconstitutional “laws” (and opinions), as well as the duty of entertaining foreign dignitaries, are the only occasions where the President may act alone. His prime responsibility is to do what Congress tells him.
Article I, Sec. 1 & The Unconstitutional Administrative Law State
Now, you must learn of “administrative law” – i.e., rulemaking by Executive Agencies. 9
Article I, Sec.1, U.S. Constitution, says:
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.
That little phrase is of immense importance. It means what it says, that only Congress may make laws: laws are to be made only by Representatives whom we can fire every two years, and by Senators whom we can fire every six years.
But in Joseph Postell’s “must read” paper, “Constitution in Decline“, he shows that during the administration of the nefarious Woodrow Wilson, Congress began delegating its lawmaking powers to agencies within the Executive Branch. Since then, Congress passes an overall legislative scheme, and delegates the details to be written by un-elected, un-accountable bureaucrats in the various Executive Agencies. They write the “administrative rules” which implement the Legislation. The result is the execrable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is accepted, by the indoctrinated members of my profession, as “law”. Go here to see the abominable CFR.
May the President Lawfully Make “Executive Orders”?
The Guiding Principle is this: The President has no authority to do ANYTHING apart from constitutional authority or statutory authority (assuming the statute itself is constitutional).
1. So! Respecting those matters within his constitutional authority & duties, and authority & duties imposed by constitutional statutes, the President may make “orders” – call them “executive orders” if you like.
For example: It is the President’s constitutional duty “to take care that the Laws be faithfully executed”. Thus, he has the duty to enforce [constitutional] laws made by Congress. How does he enforce the laws? Sometimes, by means of “orders”.
To illustrate: Say Congress makes a law, as authorized by Art. I, Sec. 8, clause 6, making it a felony to counterfeit the Securities and current Coin of the United States. If U.S. Attorneys are not prosecuting counterfeiters, the President should “order” them to do it. Or fire them.
But say Congress makes a law which purports to make possession of shotguns shorter than 18 inches a crime. Since the President’s Oath requires him to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”, he is obligated to “order” the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Attorneys to refuse to prosecute anyone for possession of sawed-off shotguns. Why? Because such a “law” is unconstitutional as outside the scope of the legislative powers granted to Congress in Our Constitution. It also violates the Second Amendment.
Clearly, such an order to refuse prosecution falls within the President’s constitutional duties (enforce the Constitution), and he is giving an order to people within the Executive Branch. The President is the one who is charged with carrying out the Acts of Congress – he has the “executive Power”. But because of his Oath, he may not carry out unconstitutional “laws”. That is one of the checks on Congress.
The President may also properly make orders addressing housekeeping issues within the Executive Branch: Dress codes, no smoking or drinking on the job, he may encourage executive agencies to hire qualified handicapped people, and the like. Just as if you have a business, you may make orders addressing such matters.
So! Do you see? The President may lawfully make orders to carry out his constitutionally imposed powers and duties, and powers bestowed by statutes which are constitutional; and he may address “housekeeping” issues within the Executive Branch.
2. But a President may not lawfully, by means of “orders”, exercise powers not delegated to him by the Constitution or by (constitutional) Acts of Congress.
Yet Obama has issued various executive orders which are unlawful because they are not authorized by the Constitution or by (constitutional) Acts of Congress. Here are two executive orders which are particularly pernicious because they undermine our foundational Principle of “Federalism”, and have as their object the “improper consolidation of the States into one … republic.”: 10
E.O.13575 – Establishment of the White House Rural Council: This E.O. provides for over 25 federal departments & agencies to run every aspect of rural life!
E.O. Establishing Council of Governors: The effect of this E.O. is to erase the Independence and Sovereignty of the States and consolidate us into a national system under the boot of the Executive Branch.
Joseph Stalin couldn’t do better than this. These E.O.s are blatantly unconstitutional as usurpations of powers not granted in The Constitution! So, Nullify them!
3. Likewise, executive agencies may not, by means of “administrative rulemaking”, usurp the powers of Congress. (Remember, because of Art. I, Sec.1, all rulemaking by executive agencies is unconstitutional)!
Here are several cases of such unconstitutional rulemaking:
a) When Congress refused to pass the DREAM ACT, which provided a path to citizenship for certain categories of illegal aliens, ICE had no authority to implement it, in whole or in part, by executive “memo”! Power over Rules of Naturalization (i.e., who qualifies for citizenship and what are the procedures) is expressly granted to Congress by Article I, Sec. 8, cl. 4, which grants to Congress alone the Power “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”.
The President has no constitutional power over immigration & naturalization except to enforce the Acts of Congress respecting those subjects. Article II, Sec. 3, which imposes upon the President the duty to “take care that the Laws be faithfully executed”, requires the President to enforce such constitutional Acts of Congress.
But if Congress refuses to make a law respecting naturalization, a President who enacts it anyway, via “executive order”, or “administrative regulation”, or “administrative memo” by his underlings in the various executive agencies, is acting lawlessly. His unlawful acts should be nullified, and he should be removed from office for his usurpation.
b) Congress recently did not pass three sinister and grotesquely unconstitutional bills Obama wanted: “Card check“, “Cap and Trade“, and the Disclose Act. These bills are unconstitutional as outside the scope of the legislative powers granted by our Constitution to Congress. Nowhere does our Constitution give Congress authority to make laws about labor unions (“card check”), or to regulate carbon emissions – CO2, the stuff humans and animals exhale, and plants & trees need for photosynthesis (“cap and trade”), or requiring people with federal contracts to report their personal political activities to the Executive Branch (“Disclose Act”)!
Since Congress may not lawfully make laws on such subjects, no one can. Yet, Obama is circumventing the Constitution and implementing these three failed & unconstitutional bills by agency rulemaking or executive order!:
The National Labor Relations Board, is implementing “card check” by agency regulation. Read this.
The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing “cap and trade” by agency regulation. Read this.
And it appears that Obama – in furtherance of his “agenda” to reward his supporters and punish non-supporters – is considering signing an executive order to implement the Disclose Act. Read this.
So! Let us sum this up: The President must always uphold our Constitution. When Congress makes an unconstitutional law, the President must refuse to implement it; and he may, by means of executive orders, instruct people in the Executive Branch not to comply. E.g., if a President orders the U.S. Attorneys to decline to prosecute persons for possession of sawed-off shotguns, he would be acting lawfully because Congress has no authority to ban them. But the President is violating the Constitution when he implements “card check” by agency rules made by the NLRB; when he implements “cap & trade” by agency rules made by the EPA; and the “Disclose Act” by executive order, because the President and executive agencies (as well as Congress) do not have authority over these objects; and further, no one in the Executive Branch has authority to make “laws”!
What Should we do about illegal Executive Orders & Rules made by Executive Agencies?
A Congress filled with he-men and she-women, instead of ignorant cowards, wusses, and wimps, would impeach obama for his usurpations in signing unconstitutional executive orders, and in circumventing Congress by having executive agencies implement, by means of administrative rules, legislation which Congress did not pass. In Federalist Paper No. 66 (2nd para), Hamilton expressly states that impeachment is an essential check on a President who encroaches on the powers of Congress; and in Federalist No. 77 (last para), points out that impeachment is the remedy for “abuse of the executive authority”.
But since the people in Congress are too ignorant and weak to rid us of the abomination in the White House, the States and Counties must nullify unconstitutional executive orders and administrative rules, or submit to slavery and the destruction of our Constitutional Republic. Since State and County officials have taken the Oath to support the U.S. Constitution (Art. VI, last cl.), they are bound by Oath to refuse to submit to illegal executive orders and illegal agency rules.
And of course, WE THE PEOPLE and our businesses must also spit on such illegalities by the Executive Branch. Our “creature” (Federalist No. 33, 5th para, Hamilton), has turned into Frankenstein, and has lost all legitimacy. PH
1 In Federalist No. 45 (9th para), James Madison, Father of Our Constitution, says,
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]
2 In Federalist No. 48, Madison points out that in our representative republic,
…the executive magistracy is carefully limited; both in the extent and the duration of its power… (5th para) [i.e., limited & enumerated powers and 4 year terms]
…the executive power being restrained within a narrower compass [than that granted to the legislative branch], and being more simple in its nature… (6th para)
In Federalist No. 75 (3rd para), Hamilton says,
…The essence of the legislative authority is to enact laws, or, in other words, to prescribe rules for the regulation of the society; while the execution of the laws, and the employment of the common strength, either for this purpose or for the common defense, seem to comprise all the functions of the executive magistrate… [boldface added]
In Federalist No. 78 (6th para), Hamilton says,
…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 … the sword or the purse …and …must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm … for the efficacy of its judgments. [boldface added].
Read the list of the President’s enumerated powers! The President’s powers really are “confined” and “carefully limited” to carrying out laws made by Congress and enforcing certain judicial decisions, military defense (a power shared with Congress), appointing officials (subject to Congress’ approval), and entertaining foreign dignitaries. That’s it!
3 Only Congress has the power to declare war (Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 11)! See clauses 12-16 showing that Congress has the power to determine the funding for the military, and to make the Rules for the discipline & training of the military and the Militia.
4 Re “Offenses against the United States”: I explain here the criminal laws Our Constitution permits Congress to make. It’s a short list. Take note, you federal criminal defense lawyers.
5 I explain the treaty making power of the United States in two papers here
6 During the Terri Schiavo case, Alan Keyes spoke on the radio about the constitutional powers of the President. I seem to recall that Dr. Keyes spoke of the President’s obligation to exercise his “independent judgment” as to whether an act of Congress or a federal court opinion is constitutional. Whatever he said, he opened my eyes, and enabled me to see the elegant beauty of our Constitution.
7 Hamilton also says in Federalist No. 33 (6th para)
…it will not follow…that acts of …[the federal government] which are NOT PURSUANT to its constitutional powers, but which are invasions of the residuary authorities of … [the States], will become the supreme law of the land. These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such… [T]he clause which declares the supremacy of the laws of the Union [Art. VI, cl. 2]…EXPRESSLY confines this supremacy to laws made PURSUANT TO THE CONSTITUTION … [caps are Hamilton’s, boldface mine]
8 Madison says in Federalist No. 44 (last para before 2.):
…the success of the usurpation [by Congress] will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; … [boldface added]
The President must not collude with the legislative or judicial branches to usurp power over The People! He must honor his Oath!
9 Most of the existing “federal” executive agencies are unconstitutional. They meddle in matters which are not the business of the federal government, as power over the matters is not granted by our Constitution to the federal government. Here are a few of the unconstitutional federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, Education, Transportation, and Homeland Security. Likewise for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Economic Council, the Small Business Administration, the Council on Environmental Quality, etc., etc., etc.
10 Progressives have erased the concept of “federalism” from our minds. “Federalism” refers to the form of our government & the division of powers between the national government and the States. A “Federation” (which is what our Constitution creates) is an alliance of independent States associated together in a “confederation” with a national government to which is delegated authority over the States in specifically defined areas ONLY (i.e., the enumerated powers granted to Congress by our Constitution). Those enumerated powers are the only areas wherein the national government is to have authority over the States. In all other matters, the States have supremacy, are independent, and sovereign! Learn more of “federalism” here and here.
Our Framers warned against the consolidation of the sovereign States into one national sovereignty: In Federalist No. 32 (2nd para), Hamilton writes,
An entire consolidation of the States into one complete national sovereignty would imply an entire subordination of the parts; and whatever powers might remain in them, would be altogether dependent on the general will. But as the plan of the convention [the Constitution] aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States…. [caps are Hamilton’s; boldface mine]
Federalist No. 62 (5th para) says,
… the equal vote allowed to each State is at once a constitutional recognition of the portion of sovereignty remaining in the individual States, and an instrument for preserving that residuary sovereignty. So far the equality ought to be no less acceptable to the large than to the small States; since they are not less solicitous to guard, by every possible expedient, against an improper consolidation of the States into one simple republic. [boldface mine]
And in Federalist No. 39 (6th para), Madison says,
“But it was not sufficient,” say the adversaries of the proposed Constitution, “for the convention to adhere to the republican form. They ought, with equal care, to have preserved the FEDERAL form, which regards the Union as a CONFEDERACY of sovereign states; instead of which, they have framed a NATIONAL government, which regards the Union as a CONSOLIDATION of the States.” And it is asked by what authority this bold and radical innovation was undertaken? The handle which has been made of this objection requires that it should be examined with some precision….[caps are Madison’s]
Madison then gives a brilliant exposition of the “national” and “federal” aspects of Our Constitution. More than any other Paper, No. 39 addresses the primary political problem of our Time: The destruction of “federalism” by eradicating all vestiges of sovereign & independent States.
We are a trusting People easily lead astray. Make something sound “patriotic”, and we are all for it. Since 1892, American public school children have been indoctrinated with the statist Lie that ours is an indivisible national government. This was done by means of the Pledge of Allegiance: “….one nation … indivisible…”. Is it any wonder that the author of this nasty bit of poison, Francis Bellamy, was a socialist who worked with the National Education Association to institute this statist indoctrination into the public schools? This pernicious pledge is why you don’t know, and no one knows, that our Constitution created a “federation” of sovereign & independent States, united only for the limited purposes enumerated in the Constitution. Wikipedia has good info on Bellamy. PH
May 10th, 2012 by olddog
By Prof. James F. Tracy
In the immediate wake of President Obama’s May 1, 2011 announcement of the alleged extrajudicial killing of Osama bin Laden by US military forces, a struggle reemerged over the official 9/11 myth that major journalistic outlets have been complicit in perpetuating over the past decade. The corporate media’s reaction to the robust skepticism over bin Laden’s assumed execution suggested a great deal about the extent to which they are locked in to upholding the broader 9/11 parable and serving the Anglo-American political-economic establishment and status quo.
After Obama’s statement on bin Laden’s fate citizen journalists and activists employing blogs and social media posed questions that should have been asked by professional journalists—specifically pointing to the need for further evidence supporting the president’s claims and the Obama administration’s curiously inconsistent description of events. Many cited reports and commentary by mainstream news outlets, such as CBS, CNN, and The New York Times, quoting government sources that bin Laden was in failing health and likely died in December 2001. Nevertheless, once a lie has been put in to motion and accepted as truth by the intellectual class it often becomes a de facto reality the broader society is obliged to endure, for better or worse.
In 2005 author and media critic Normon Solomon contacted the Washington Post to inquire whether its reporting of the 1964 Tonkin Gulf incident alleging the North Vietnamese attacked US ships was ever retracted. Though later proven false, the reports were carried as front page news in US papers and figured centrally in the Congressional passage of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution formally initiating the Vietnam War. Solomon eventually caught up with one especially pertinent Post staffer. "’I can assure you that there was never any retraction,’ said Murrey Marder, a reporter who wrote much of the Washington Post's coverage of August 1964 events in the Gulf of Tonkin. He added: ‘If you were making a retraction, you'd have to make a retraction of virtually everyone's entire coverage of the Vietnam War.’"
A similar dynamic is at play in defending the 9/11 myth. Yet today public skepticism more forcefully presents itself as an unmanageable chorus of disbelief through the internet. Nevertheless, following the lead of official spokespersons when such sources should be vigorously scrutinized, the so-called free press continues its willful immersion in a false historical reality. In so doing it condemns much of society to a constant forgetting and continued existence in a government-devised milieu impervious to conventional reason and logic.
Journalistic outlets exercising true independence and not beholden to maintaining the official 9/11 story would have likewise exhibited skepticism at Barack Obama’s claims, especially in light of the administration’s clearly contrived attempts at selling the event, such as photos of cabinet members allegedly watching it via satellite. Instead, journalists became part of the dutiful cheering section, attacking detractors’ assertions as “conspiracy theories”.
In keeping with a tradition of largely superficial reportage of 9/11 and its aftermath, many stories derided what professional journalists themselves should have been forcefully demanding: more proof of the operation’s authenticity and outcome. In fact, this skepticism is exactly what a variety of bloggers and like alternative news outlets offered.
When such assertions can’t be easily suppressed they must be ridiculed. A LexisNexis search yields over 100 stories and opinion pieces appearing in major newspapers and wire services for the week of May 2, 2011 dismissing criticisms and calls for further evidence as “conspiracy theories”. In light of the following one must ponder whether the national media’s output would differ significantly if the US government exercised direct control over them.
“The White House was facing mounting pressure Monday night to release concrete evidence that Osama bin Laden had been assassinated, after conspiracy theories began to circulate suggesting he may have survived the attack.” –Canwest News Service, May 2, 2011.
“[W]hile the watery grave may help diminish bin Laden’s status as a martyr to his followers, it was already fueling conspiracy theories; as the administration resisted releasing even photographs of the slain terrorist leader on Monday, a predictable haze of myth and rumor has already, inevitably, begun to rise around him.” –Politico.com, May 2, 2011.
“While much of America celebrated the dramatic killing of Osama bin Laden, the Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists still had questions. For them and a growing number of skeptics, the plot only thickened.”—Washington Post, May 2, 2011.
“Osama bin Laden had scarcely drawn his last breath when the conspiracy theories sprouted: Where’s the body? Where are the photos of the corpse? Why didn’t they take him alive? The theorists demanded.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 3, 2011.
“Less than 48 hours after the White House announced the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and his burial at sea, ‘conspiracy theories’ are racing across the planet.”—Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2011.
“As blogs hummed with allegations that the Obama administration had faked the middle-of-the-night raid, the Bin Laden ‘death hoax’ threatened to replace questions about President Obama’s citizenship as the latest Internet rumor to go viral.”—Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2011.
“The news that Osama bin Laden was killed by an American military raid ordered by President Obama is too far from the narrative of those who desperately cling to the twisted notion that our president is a passive, hate-America-first, subversive Al-Qaeda sympathizer, if not operative.”—Palm Beach Post, May 3, 2011.
“The White House says Osama bin Laden is dead and buried deep under the Arabian Sea. But conspiracy theorists in Pakistan, the United States and other countries insist that like Elvis, he’s still in the room.”—Toronto Star, May 4, 2011.
“Like clockwork, the death of Osama bin Laden has ushered in another round of conspiracy theories. The al-Qaida leader’s body may be beyond the reach of his followers’ veneration as it rests on the sea floor, but the lack of a corpse in custody has offered proof of a conspiracy to those inclined to doubt the official narrative.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2011.
“The decision not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden’s corpse and the way the White House has changed its account of how he died has prompted conspiracy theories about his death. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these theories have proliferated across the web.”—UK Guardian, May 6, 2011.
When the world’s most powerful journalistic institutions resort to name calling there is something seriously amiss in the broader intellectual climate. Much like 1964, it involves a conscious betrayal of the historical record and the attendant consequences of such.
The conspiracy theory/theorist soubriquet is reflexively feared by professional journalists and academics alike who believe (with some justification) their reputations will be undermined by such thought crimes against the state. Thus, like an instrument that would easily be at home in the most extreme totalitarian regimes, intellectual workers self-discipline themselves as the “conspiracy theory” mechanism determines the trajectory and parameters of public discourse, dissent, and recollection.
Intellectual cowardice is reinforced by a set of circumstances whereby even if alternative accounts questioning the official line are exhaustively researched and documented with credible information and sources, mobilization of the “conspiracy theory” label by state censors and their journalistic accomplices will render the counter-arguments suspect. And, in an on-the-go culture where citizens are heavily reliant for information on headlines and sound-bites versus deliberate analysis, such lines of reasoning are destined for the memory hole.
James F. Tracy is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University
May 8th, 2012 by olddog
May 8, 2012
“No nation ever did nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse.” — Patrick Henry
The past few days the Internet has been burning up with these stories:
Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to U.S. Citizens
"A shocking U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers contains numerous clear references to the fact that the policies do apply domestically to U.S. citizens."
Joel Skousen: Army Document Reveals Citizens to be Treated as Enemy Combatants
Why this would shock anyone who has been active in fighting the totalitarian thugs in Washington, DC, is beyond me. Let me once again cite this from many of my past columns that should have been a warning to wake up:
"1987: Then U.S. Attorney General William French Smith blew the whistle on a fairly low ranking Marine officer by the name of Oliver North. According to Smith, Lt. Col. Oliver North directly helped draft a plan in 1984 to impose martial law in the United States in the event of an emergency. This secret plan would suspend the U.S. Constitution and turn over control of the government to the little known agency at that time: FEMA. This plan would appoint military commanders to run state and local governments. Implementation of this plan would have been triggered by violent and wise spread internal dissent, disagreement with government policy or national opposition to any U.S. military invasion abroad. Essentially, it amounted to a complete and total suspension of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
"Investigators who uncovered this plan believe that between 1983 – 1986, North's office was the 'central command center' for this informal secret structure which involved more than the illegal sale of arms to Iran and illegal funding of the underground war in Nicaragua under President Ronald Reagan. "Lifers" in the military were shocked, saying at the time that no Lt. Colonel is ever given the kind of power North was apparently given within this secret structure. So great was his authority, he could have the orbits of sophisticated satellites altered to follow Soviet ships around the world or launch high-flying spy aircraft on secret missions. Some even compared this whole operation as eerily similar to the one portrayed in the movie, Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford (1994).
"North wasn't alone in this secret structure. Others included Reagan's closest advisers: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, CIA Director William Casey and National Security Adviser William Clark. Congressional investigators at the time were shocked by how far along this secret structure and planning had progressed. Arthur Liman, who was the chief counsel of the Senate's Iran-Contra committee stated in a memo that Oliver North was at the center of what he called a "secret government within a government." Prior to those hearings, Liman wrote that a policy decision made at the highest levels during the Iran Contra scandal "…reveals the whole secret government within a government, operated from the Executive Office Building by a lieutenant colonel with its own army, air force, diplomatic agents, intelligence operatives and appropriations capacity."
Think Ronald Reagan didn't know what North was doing?
Section 1-3 of that Army Training Manual cited in the first link above talks about military and civilian internees. If you read the entire Contents section it appears to be written for overseas operations. The designation CI (civilian internee) is used in the charts. No doubt we'll hear all sorts of protestations by government lackeys this doesn't apply to you and me. Anyone who believes anything coming out of Washington, DC, anymore is either in denial or a damn fool.
Then we have this one:
"We are Preparing for Massive Civil War,” Says DHS Informant
"In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America. Folks, we're getting ready for one massive economic collapse,” Hagmann told TruNews host Rick Wiles. “We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising. "Hagmann goes on to say that his sources tell him the concerns of the DHS stem from a collapse of the U.S. dollar and the hyperinflation a collapse in the value of the world's primary reserve currency implies to a nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant portion of the population, is armed."
Can you believe Hagmann about his "high-level, reliable sources"? Not according to Debbie Schussel:
Northeast “Intelligence” Network or Northeast Plagiarism Network?
"The old adage says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But actually, that's not always true. In the world of writing and research, imitation is the most insincere form of armed robbery. But, at least in a real armed robbery, you usually see the guy with his gun and you know he is stealing from you. With plagiarists, they just steal your hard work behind your back. That was the case with the so-called Northeast Intelligence Network a/k/a NEIN a/k/a HomelandSecurityUS.com and its main operator, Douglas J. Hagmann, who on Monday, ripped off something I wrote–passing it off as the work of himself and his site's “investigators,” who apparently don't even exist. If the intelligence and terrorism expertise business is a matter of stealing the work of others and passing it off as your own, then I guess he's good at it."
I don't know those individuals, but what I do know is none of this is new – except the Department of Fatherland Security. A draconian enforcement arm for the traitors working to destroy this republic, kissed and blessed by your incumbent in the Outlaw Congress and mine. When I say not new, the shadow government has been planning for civil unrest for a long time.
As the economy continues to tank, millions more unemployed and millions more Americans see everything they've ever worked for blown away like a puff of smoke, the powers who really control our lives know things could get messy. No one in their right mind wants that, but between the agitators, who I believe are paid by the government, and the jackass fools in the Occupy Movement, very likely could set things off. That would set the government's propaganda machine into overdrive with you and me as the target.
Read this essay I scanned and have linked to over and over trying to get people to see what was/is coming down the pipeline:
'Our civilian-military face-off' (Sacramento Bee, November 30, 1997):
"Bill of Rights No Obstacle for the [Marine] Corps. This piece exposed the mindset way back then that at some point due to: "…the rising potential for civil disobedience within the inner cities it is 'inevitable' the U.S. military will be employed more often within American borders." Read on: "The next real war we fight is likely to be on U.S. soil." That huge essay goes on to talk about military operations against Americans right here at home – in your state, in your town.
In 1999, another report, which I have and scanned, is titled Homegrown Extremists, International Association of Under Cover Officers. That report covers: Know Your Enemy – Who Are They? How did it get this way? Recruiting and evolution of extremists; public meetings, pro-life movement, churches. Conspiracy theories: The New World Order, the Federal Reserve and so forth. You can read it all here; the instructors are listed on page two.
I am fully aware that the Department of Fatherland Security has ordered more than 750 million rounds of ammunition over the past few years as well as other alphabet soup agencies.
I also continue to get the constant barrage of emails about gun grabbing efforts, how the IRS has the right to take away your guns and on and on and on.
Does anyone ever do anything about it? Sure: "Send your donation now to protect your Second Amendment rights!!!" That is the ever constant mantra from organizations that depend on the never ending fight to protect the Second Amendment. It's their paycheck. There's no money in the cure, only the treatment. Remember that.
The solution to all of this is still there and continues to be ignored while everyone keeps on whining.
Aw, gee, Devvy, we're just trying to fight the gun grabbers in Washington. Well, hasn't it occurred to folks by now that all that fighting ain't fixing the problem?
The only solution is the constitutional militia. Not private militias, but the militia as stated in the Second Amendment "…being necessary to the security of a free State..". As I have written before, there are a lot of private militia in this country doing great work. Dedicated Americans training to help law enforcement with natural disasters and things of that sort. However, it has to be your state legislature that writes the statute for your state and gets your governor to sign it into law and if vetoed, override the veto.
I don't care how busy you are, so am I. Like millions of other fellow Americans, I have given up fun and leisure to learn the solutions, not more Band Aids. Reading is time consuming, but it's how we all can learn the truth:
• The Constitutional Militia, Slavery, & Contemporary "Gun Control"
• "The Militia of The Several States" Guarantee the Second Amendment
• True vs False Militia and Why the Difference Matters
To help everyone because of time constraints, I did put some of Dr. Edwin Vieria's columns on the militia on a CD so you can listen in your car during your commute to work or travels. You can download that CD here for free; make copies and hand them out at gun shows, group meetings and to family and friends.
Get Edwin's book, Constitutional "Homeland Security," Volume One, The Nation in Arms. It's not a huge tome, but you will learn as I did the true meaning of the Second Amendment. Cost is $19.95; VA residents add 5% tax. Send to: Edwin Vieira, 52 Stonegate Court, Front Royal, VA 22630.
For those who find a DVD easier for them, order The Purse and The Sword: "This seminar featuring Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. is the single greatest presentation regarding the Constitutional remedies and powers available to both the people and the national government to deal with our economy and homeland security challenges. Dr. Vieira presents his "visual Constitution" to make plainly clear what should and must be done for our nation to deal with these present and ever-increasing crisis."
It is one of the most powerful tools I've ever seen and every Tea Party chapter, 9/12 groups and other patriotic groups should view. 4 DVD's, 8 1/2 hours. It's also THE one thing you need to send to your state representative because that is where the constitutional militia will be reconstituted. Not by the NRA. If money is tight, split the cost with like minded patriots, but get it.
SB 1083 was in the hopper out in Arizona this year: "Would establish the Arizona State Guard, a volunteer military force under the control of the Governor, for the purpose of "securing the safety and protection of the lives and property of the citizens of this state." Their legislature has gone out of session; the bill never made it. If you live in Arizona, you might wish to join up with the Arizona Citizens Defense League – they are growing strong and they are active.
The only thing that is going to get state legislators to realize our very survival depends on reconstituting the constitutional militia is boots on the ground. Instead of wasting more time and money "fighting the gun grabbers", every gun owner must understand that only massive heat directed at your state representative and senator is going to get this done. That means opening a dialogue with him/her. Try to get a meeting and sit down with your representative as a group. Even if your state legislature is out of session, go to your state representative's web site. Many of them list their home phone. If not, call their local district office. Invite him/her to a breakfast or lunch or meeting.
Give your representative the CD with Edwin's columns and ask he/she to listen to it and you'll get back to them. Follow up is critical. If you can, order a copy of the Purse and Sword. Hand deliver it to your state representative and make it politely understood that if he/she wants to get reelected in November, this has to be a top priority for the 2013 session and you will hold them accountable.
If you are armed with the facts and present them – not as an attempt to go to war with the General Government because it's not – but from a constitutional perspective, it will go a long way towards erasing propaganda about the word militia.
The Second Amendment:
"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."
There was a reason the framers of the Constitution worded the Second Amendment as you see above. Until I began reading Dr. Edwin Vieria's scholarly and thoroughly researched columns, I really did not understand the brilliance of that one sentence.
A state cannot be free when the General Government continues to send their thugs inside the state terrorizing citizens over things like raw milk or "laws" that allegedly give them the "right" to arrest and detain citizens under the vile "Patriot" Act and subsequent draconian laws. Nor can the people of any state be free when local law enforcement turn into thugs who use tazers on handicapped folks, the elderly and stomping on your God-given rights just because they wear a badge.
Stress this fact to your state legislator: The legislatures can't keep fighting every "law" that comes out of Washington, DC, further eroding our rights, liberty and freedom. Quit trying to climb a sand dune. The solution is right there.
I'm sick to death of my email box filing up with emails that Marxist Hillary Clinton and the communist UN are going to grab your guns – always followed by twenty exclamation marks. Treaties cannot over ride the U.S. Constitution. It's up to the states to enforce that legal fact because the states created the General Government. If your state rep and senator doesn't have the courage to stand up for your rights and your state, boot them out of office in November.
No more expensive lawsuits to fight off one "law" after another either from the state or the Outlaw Congress from taking away your guns.
At least some senators in Arizona's legislature understand the problem, but it's not enough. Time is not on our side. Are you one of the warrior class or just someone who keeps forwarding emails about the problem?
Are we going for the only solution or is everyone just going to continue wringing their hands?
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May 6th, 2012 by olddog
Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of “a New World Order,” according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon.
Kissinger has long been an integral figure in U.S. foreign policy, holding positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. Author of over a dozen books on foreign policy, Kissinger was also named by President Bush as the chairman of the Sept. 11 investigatory commission.
Kissinger made the remark in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” hosts Mark Haines and Erin Burnett at the New York Stock Exchange, after Burnett asked him what international conflict would define the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
“Hope of the Wicked,” where author Ted Flynn reveals the greatest
deception in modern history – corporations, foundations and governments
converging to bring about a New World Order.
“The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously,” Kissinger responded. “You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can’t really say there is one problem, that it’s the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.”
The phrase ‘new world order’ traces back at least as far as 1940, when author H.G. Wells used it as the title of a book about a socialist, unified, one-world government. The phrase has also been linked to American presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, whose work on establishing the League of Nations pioneered the concept of international government bodies, and to the first President Bush, who used it in a 1989 speech.
“A new partnership of nations has begun, and we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment,” said Bush before a joint session of Congress. “Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective – a new world order – can emerge: A new era … in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.”
The phrase “New World Order” causes alarm for many Americans, particularly those concerned about an international governing body trumping U.S. sovereignty or those that interpret biblical prophecy to foretell the establishment of a one-world government as key to the rise of the Antichrist. Conspiracy theorists, too, have latched on to the phrase, concerned that powerful financial or government figures are secretly plotting to rule the world.
Kissinger’s ties to government and international powers – as well as his use of the phrase – have made him suspect in the eyes of many who are wary of what “new world order” might actually mean.
“There is a need for a new world order,” Kissinger told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose last year, “I think that at the end of this administration, with all its turmoil, and at the beginning of the next, we might actually witness the creation of a new order – because people looking in the abyss, even in the Islamic world, have to conclude that at some point, ordered expectations must return under a different system.”
As WND reported, Kissinger was also part of last year’s super-secret Bilderberg Group, an organization of powerful international elites, including government, business, academic and journalistic representatives, that has convened annually since 1954.
According to sources that have penetrated the high-security meetings, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.
CNBC’s Haines concluded the Kissinger interview by asking, “Are you confident about the people President-elect Obama has chosen to surround him?”
Kissinger replied, “He has appointed an extraordinarily able group of people in both the international and financial fields.”
Posted by: Erin
Some unprecedented news today, folks. Never in the history of the United Nations has a U.S. President taken the chairmanship of the powerful UN Security Council. Perhaps it is because of what could arguably be a Constitutional prohibition against doing so. To wit: Section 9 of the Constitution says:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
The UN has a standing military force, we are held to it’s global policies, and we have an Ambassador to the UN just as we do to other foreign States. Clearly the argument can be made that the UN can be considered a foreign State. Our heads of State don’t serve at the UN, Ambassadors do.
Nonetheless, the rotating chairmanship of the UN Security Council goes to the U.S. this month. The normal course of business would have U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice take the gavel. However, this time will be different. Constitution be damned, Barack Hussein Obama has decided to put HIMSELF in the drivers seat, and will preside over global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament talks slated to begin September 24th. The Financial Times says:
Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament – one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.
UN officials also hope a climate change debate on September 22 will give fresh impetus to the search for a global climate deal at Copenhagen in December. There are also hopes a possible meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president, that Mr. Obama would host, could lead to a breakthrough about a timetable for Middle East peace.
Here is what the UN Security Council does. Picture Obama as the Chair of this committee with this power.
Under the UN Charter, the functions and powers of the Security Council are:
* to maintain international peace and security in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations;
* to investigate any dispute or situation which might lead to international friction;
* to recommend methods of adjusting such disputes or the terms ofsettlement;
* to formulate plans for the establishment of a system to regulate armaments;
* to determine the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression and to recommend what action should be taken;
* to call on Members to apply economic sanctions and other measures not involving the use of force to prevent or stop aggression;
* to take military action against an aggressor;
* to recommend the admission of new Members;
* to exercise the trusteeship functions of the United Nations in “strategic areas”;
* to recommend to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General and, together with the Assembly, to elect the Judges of the International Court of Justice.
No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe by officiating at a meeting of the UN’s highest body. Obama apparently believes that being flanked by council-member heads of state like Col. Moammar Qaddafi — who is expected to be seated five seats to Obama’s right — will cast a sufficiently blinding spell on Americans.
He undoubtedly hopes that the horrid state of the nation’s economy, turmoil over health care, and a summer of racial scapegoating will pale by comparison. This role as UN Security Council chair will allow him to make decisions, influence legislation and resolutions, and set the agenda.
Right Soup will be closely following this very unsettling turn of events. Like I always say, pay attention to what Obama DOES, not just what he says.
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Lord, we pray that you will infect the body and brains of the International Banking Cartel with worms to eat them from the inside out, and all of those who have supported them these many years, and especially this usurper scumbag in the oval office. Send their souls to everlasting torment.
Restore America to a lawful government, and the minds of the citizens to full cognition of the benefits of being independent, self controlled and responsible for their own conduct. Men who need no guidance from anyone but you.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
James P. Harvey
May 5th, 2012 by olddog
by Henry Shivley
On May 1, 2012, our Glorious Leader, Premier Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro AKA Barry the Rat, signed yet another Executive Order – Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation. This dictate is designed to standardize regulations between the United States and it’s so called trading partners.
What is a regulation? A law. So what is actually being attempted here is a standardization of international law. It is an absolute violation of the Constitution for the United States to legislate our law outside of our borders.
Considering the many international security agreements the traitors occupying our highest seats of power have entered into, this latest executive order can absolutely be used to institute gun confiscation laws/regulations, without any consent by our Congress or our Judicial. And once these foreign laws are brought to the United States under the various security agreements, foreign troops will be brought in to enforce the foreign laws upon the people of the United States.
So look at what we have now.
- The Patriot Act which allows unlimited spying on the American people by the government.
- The National Defense Authorization Act with Sections 1021 and 1022 for the military arrests and indefinite detention of American nationals without any due process of the law.
- HR 347 Trespass Law for the implementation of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act upon any citizen who dares to speak out against the insurgency.
- Executive Order National Defense Resources Preparedness Act, which allows the dictator to confiscate every resource of the United States, including we the people as conscripts to be put in servitude to the insurgency.
This is exactly what the Bolsheviks did to the Russian people in 1917. Now we have this new executive order for the implementation of laws not legislated by our Congress. If we were to allow ourselves to be disarmed by these international soviet socialists, the next step would be to eliminate everyone who refuses to acquiesce to collective slavery.
This latest executive order is nothing more than another act of blatant treason and we the American people must reject it absolutely.
Here is the Executive Order. Read and interpret it for yourself.
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PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY COOPERATION
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote international regulatory cooperation, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review), states that our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety, and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation. In an increasingly global economy, international regulatory cooperation, consistent with domestic law and prerogatives and U.S. trade policy, can be an important means of promoting the goals of Executive Order 13563.
The regulatory approaches taken by foreign governments may differ from those taken by U.S. regulatory agencies to address similar issues. In some cases, the differences between the regulatory approaches of U.S. agencies and those of their foreign counterparts might not be necessary and might impair the ability of American businesses to export and compete internationally. In meeting shared challenges involving health, safety, labor, security, environmental, and other issues, international regulatory cooperation can identify approaches that are at least as protective as those that are or would be adopted in the absence of such cooperation. International regulatory cooperation can also reduce, eliminate, or prevent unnecessary differences in regulatory requirements.
Sec. 2. Coordination of International Regulatory Cooperation. (a) The Regulatory Working Group (Working Group) established by Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993 (Regulatory Planning and Review), which was reaffirmed by Executive Order 13563, shall, as appropriate:
(i) serve as a forum to discuss, coordinate, and develop a common understanding among agencies of U.S. Government positions and priorities with respect to:
(A) international regulatory cooperation activities that are reasonably anticipated to lead to significant regulatory actions;
(B) efforts across the Federal Government to support significant, cross-cutting international regulatory cooperation activities, such as the work of regulatory cooperation councils; and
(C) the promotion of good regulatory practices internationally, as well as the promotion of U.S. regulatory approaches, as appropriate; and
(ii) examine, among other things:
(A) appropriate strategies for engaging in the development of regulatory approaches through international regulatory cooperation, particularly in emerging technology areas, when consistent with section 1 of this order;
(B) best practices for international regulatory cooperation with respect to regulatory development, and, where appropriate, information exchange and other regulatory tools; and
(C) factors that agencies should take into account when determining whether and how to consider other regulatory approaches under section 3(d) of this order.
(b) As Chair of the Working Group, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shall convene the Working Group as necessary to discuss international regulatory cooperation issues as described above, and the Working Group shall include a representative from the Office of the United States Trade Representative and, as appropriate, representatives from other agencies and offices.
(c) The activities of the Working Group, consistent with law, shall not duplicate the efforts of existing interagency bodies and coordination mechanisms. The Working Group shall consult with existing interagency bodies when appropriate.
(d) To inform its discussions, and pursuant to section 4 of Executive Order 12866, the Working Group may commission analytical reports and studies by OIRA, the Administrative Conference of the United States, or any other relevant agency, and the Administrator of OIRA may solicit input, from time to time, from representatives of business, nongovernmental organizations, and the public.
(e) The Working Group shall develop and issue guidelines on the applicability and implementation of sections 2 through 4 of this order.
(f) For purposes of this order, the Working Group shall operate by consensus.
Sec. 3. Responsibilities of Federal Agencies. To the extent permitted by law, and consistent with the principles and requirements of Executive Order 13563 and Executive Order 12866, each agency shall:
(a) if required to submit a Regulatory Plan pursuant to Executive Order 12866, include in that plan a summary of its international regulatory cooperation activities that are reasonably anticipated to lead to significant regulations, with an explanation of how these activities advance the purposes of Executive Order 13563 and this order;
(b) ensure that significant regulations that the agency identifies as having significant international impacts are designated as such in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, on RegInfo.gov, and on Regulations.gov;
(c) in selecting which regulations to include in its retrospective review plan, as required by Executive Order 13563, consider:
(i) reforms to existing significant regulations that address unnecessary differences in regulatory requirements between the United States and its major trading partners, consistent with section 1 of this order, when stakeholders provide adequate information to the agency establishing that the differences are unnecessary; and
(ii) such reforms in other circumstances as the agency deems appropriate; and
(d) for significant regulations that the agency identifies as having significant international impacts, consider, to the extent feasible, appropriate, and consistent with law, any regulatory approaches by a foreign government that the United States has agreed to consider under a regulatory cooperation council work plan.
Sec. 4. Definitions. For purposes of this order:
(a) “Agency” means any authority of the United States that is an “agency” under 44 U.S.C. 3502(1), other than those considered to be independent regulatory agencies, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5).
(b) “International impact” is a direct effect that a proposed or final regulation is expected to have on international trade and investment, or that otherwise may be of significant interest to the trading partners of the United States.
(c) “International regulatory cooperation” refers to a bilateral, regional, or multilateral process, other than processes that are covered by section 6(a)(ii), (iii), and (v) of this order, in which national governments engage in various forms of collaboration and communication with respect to regulations, in particular a process that is reasonably anticipated to lead to the development of significant regulations.
(d) “Regulation” shall have the same meaning as “regulation” or “rule” in section 3(d) of Executive Order 12866.
(e) “Significant regulation” is a proposed or final regulation that constitutes a significant regulatory action.
(f) “Significant regulatory action” shall have the same meaning as in section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866.
Sec. 5. Independent Agencies. Independent regulatory agencies are encouraged to comply with the provisions of this order.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof;
(ii) the coordination and development of international trade policy and negotiations pursuant to section 411 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2451) and section 141 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171);
(iii) international trade activities undertaken pursuant to section 3 of the Act of February 14, 1903 (15 U.S.C. 1512), subtitle C of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988, as amended (15 U.S.C. 4721 et seq.), and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2171 note);
(iv) the authorization process for the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b(c) and its implementing regulations (22 C.F.R. 181.4) and implementing procedures (11 FAM 720);
(v) activities in connection with subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 31 of the United States Code, title 26 of the United States Code, or Public Law 111-203 and other laws relating to financial regulation; or
(vi) the functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
May 1st, 2012 by olddog
2 years of research, rare photos support compelling case
"Who's your real Daddy?" is a question that remarkably continues to dog Barack Obama, even as he proceeds into his fourth year as president.
With the release this July of Joel Gilbert's full-length documentary, "Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception," the mystery deepens regarding who Obama really is.
"The film provides the first cohesive understanding of Obama's deep-rooted life journey in socialism, from his childhood to his presidency," Gilbert told WND.
Gilbert rejects the official story that the Kenyan-born Barack Obama was the president's father.
Instead, he argues, Frank Marshall Davis, the radical poet and journalist who was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, was the real, biological and ideological father of Barack Obama.
"I decided to investigate Frank Marshall Davis. His close physical resemblance to Obama was shocking, while Obama little resembled the Kenyan Obama," Gilbert said. "How could this be?"
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Gilbert launched into what became two years of research during which he conducted interviews and discovered rare film footage and photos.
"I unearthed two film archives of Frank Marshall Davis, one from 1973, the other from 1987, as well as Davis' photo collection," he explained. "I then acquired 500 copies of the Honolulu Record, the communist-run newspaper where Davis wrote a weekly political column for eight years." Gilbert's research turned shocking when he obtained seven indecent photos of Ann Dunham, Obama's mother, at Frank Marshall Davis' house, suggesting an intimate connection between Dunham and Davis.
"I was not happy to include these racy photos in the film but found it necessary to substantiate the intimate relationship between the two," he said. "Those photos ended up in a men's mail-order catalog of nude women, likely sold to them by Davis. I placed black bars on parts of the photos to be respectful."
To establish the foundation for the photos, Gilbert documented that Davis was one of the founders of a photography club in Chicago, known as the "Lens Camera Club," and that he specialized in nude photographs.
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Later in life, Davis also penned a scurrilous, autobiographical sex novel, titled "Sex Rebel: Black," in which he detailed an illicit sexual relationship with an underage woman named "Anne." Gilbert believes the name was a thin disguise for Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.
Gilbert reconstructs Obama's autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," and concludes that the tale of the goat-herding father from Kenya is a cover story, concocted to mask an inconvenient pregnancy.
The truth, Gilbert argues, is that Barack Obama II was born from the illicit sexual relationship that rebellious teenager Ann Dunham began with Davis after her parents forced her to move to Hawaii.
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Gilbert believes that when Dunham first arrived in Hawaii after graduating from high school, she used the sexual relationship with Davis to act out her frustration that her parents would not permit her to fulfill her wish to attend the University of Washington in Seattle with her Mercer Island High School friends.
In 2010, Gilbert wrote and directed a film titled "Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad's Coming War and Obama's Politics of Defeat." "Dreams from My Real Father" will be released this summer, with screenings in theaters across the country currently in the planning process.
The FBI had Davis under surveillance for 19 years, monitoring his support of the Communist Party both in Chicago and in Hawaii.
Gilbert portrays Obama as a "Red Diaper Baby," a phenomenon among the radical left, referred to as "hand-me-down Marxism," in which children of radical parents grow up to be radicals. Such was the case with much of the leadership of Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground, including Obama senior political adviser David Axelrod, who was born to a mother who wrote for a communist newspaper in New York City.
"Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, he would bring people together, so it went," Gilbert explained. "While voters will overlook some fudging by politicians, promoting a false family background to hide an agenda irreconcilable with American values is a totally unacceptable manipulation of the electorate."
What Gilbert presents is a direct challenge to the official narrative, arguing it is more likely President Obama has a deeply disturbing family background and a hidden Marxist agenda.
"Unfortunately, Obama's style is to minimize, misdirect, and outright lie about damaging information about his past," Gilbert said. "I hope the media will now demand that he come clean about his family background, his political foundations and fully reveal his agenda for transforming America."
In writing his autobiography, Obama masked his relationship with Davis, naming him only as "Frank," a friend of his grandfather who "lived in a dilapidated house in a run-down section of Waikiki."
Gerald Horne, a contributing editor to "Public Affairs," an openly Marxist political review, made the first positive identification of "Frank" as Frank Marshall Davis.
In March 2007, Horne gave a speech at New York University on the occasion of the Communist Party USA archive being placed at an NYU library.
In that speech, Horne discussed Davis, noting that Davis, who was born in Kansas and lived much of his adult life in Chicago, had moved to Honolulu in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend, actor Paul Robeson. In the 1940s, Robeson was an outspoken critic of segregation and racial discrimination in the U.S., a strong advocate of the Soviet Union and a member of the Communist Party USA.
Horne also documented Davis's friendship with the Dunham family in Hawaii.
"Eventually, [Davis] befriended another family – a Euro-American family – that had migrated to Honolulu from Kansas, and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who, retracing the steps of Davis, eventually decamped to Chicago."
Lorne further stated Davis was "a decisive influence in helping [Obama] to find his present identity as an African-American, a people who have been the least anti-communist and the most left-leaning of any constituency in this nation."
After Horne's speech, the identity of "Frank" was never in doubt, nor his importance in the development of the young Barack Obama.
On Dec. 5, 1956, Davis appeared in executive session before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee investigating "the scope of Soviet activity in the United States," one of the McCarthy-era panels seeking to expose communists considered to be a security threat.
Invoking his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Davis refused to answer a direct question asking if he was then a communist.
A year earlier, in 1955, a Commission on Subversive Activities organized by the government of the Territory of Hawaii identified Davis as a member of the Communist Party USA. The committee singled out for criticism several articles Davis published in the "Communist Honolulu Record" that were critical of the commission.
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Gilbert documents Obama's association at Columbia University with what was known as the May 19th Communist Organization, an above-ground support group for the Weather Underground based in New York City from 1978 to 1985.
"May 19th" carried out raucous anti-Apartheid and anti-Klan protests and operated a host of front organizations.
At the time, Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers – Obama's Chicago neighbor and colleague in education reform – wrote that May 19th provided "a sea for the guerrillas to swim in."
Some May 19th members committed acts of violence and terrorism, such as the 1981 Nanuet Brinks robbery and murders, the bombing of South African offices in 1981 and the U.S. Capitol bombing in 1983.
"I spoke with a former FBI informant who told me the May 19th Communist Organization had a weapons training camp in the Catskill Mountains, run by former Black Panthers," Gilbert told WND. "In addition, some May 19th members were sent to Cuba for several weeks each year with the Venceremos Brigade, a continuation of the SDS/Weather Underground program begun in the '60s, for explosives training from Cuban intelligence, DGI."
Obama's election was not a sudden political phenomenon, Gilbert maintains.
"It was the culmination of an American socialist movement that Frank Marshall Davis nurtured in Chicago and Hawaii and has been quietly infiltrating the U.S. economy, universities and media for decades," he explained. "To understand Obama's plans for America, look no further than communist Frank Marshall Davis."