November 9th, 2013 by olddog
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer
Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Federal Reserve is drafting rules to close large insolvent banks without bringing down the broader financial system, one of many steps regulators must take to prevent another financial crisis.
Bernanke said the absence of a process to deal with systemically important institutions in 2008 left regulators facing the "terrible choices of a bailout or allowing a potentially destabilizing collapse." His comments were made at a conference sponsored by the International Monetary Fund.
The financial overhaul law passed by Congress in 2010 gave regulators better tools to close down large financial institutions, he said. The Fed and other regulators are working to implement those rules now.
"Our continuing challenge is to make financial crises far less likely and, if they happen, far less costly," Bernanke said.
At the IMF conference, Bernanke was asked about whether enormous growth in student loan debt could trigger a future financial crisis. He said that the debt was a drag on the economy but not a threat to the overall financial system.
Student loans prevented many Americans from buying homes or making other big-ticket purchases, he noted. But the bulk of the debt is backed by the federal government, so financial institutions would not be at risk from widespread defaults, he said.
"I don't see it affecting the ability of the financial system any time soon," Bernanke said. "But it is a serious issue and more thought needs to be given to helping people make better choices."
Bernanke did not make any comments during his appearance about current economic conditions or the Fed's interest rate policies.
Sounds to me like some serious cogitation has been going on in the I.M.F. – D.C. sausage factories. Watcha think folks, will they sacrifice the Lamb of Gold? Don’t forget, they can fart longer than we can hold our breath!
November 8th, 2013 by olddog
By Benjamin Fulford
Some kind of paradigm changing event in the US is imminent, according to multiple sources. Three US agency sources, two from the Pentagon and one from the CIA, all say something very big is going to happen in the United States but none of them were sure exactly what it will be. The Pentagon had already taken over the FEMA camps and was going to put all the politicians from Washington D.C. there, one source said. Another, at Pentagon Military intelligence, confirmed “there was a lot of activity and confusion within the military,” a sign of something big going on but, he was not sure exactly what.
He added that for some reason all the FEMA coffins had been moved to Puerto Rico and were being displayed on Puerto Rican TV stations. The CIA source, for his part, said they were going to shut down the US power grid on November 11th.
In another sign something unusual was going on the US armed forces radio station in Japan broadcast a statement last week that the “US military did not have a budget for 2014.”
A top level Chinese government representative also reported that an agreement had been reached to release vast amounts of funds to finance a major campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction.
After receiving the call from the Chinese source, this writer called to US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan to ask if the government of the United States supported setting up a new development agency to carry out a multi-trillion dollar campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction.
In what seems to be a direct reply, a Pentagon military intelligence agent in Japan met this writer and asked if President Barack Obama could be included in the campaign. He said that despite Obama’s “weird metrosexual lifestyle” and despite the fact his father was an American communist and not a Kenyan politician as advertised, they supported Obama because he stopped World War 3 from starting in the Middle East.
In response he was told that if the cabal was defeated by the White Dragon Society and its allies, the US military would receive more funding that it does now and would be asked to help in the campaign to fix the planet. As far as Obama was concerned, the representative was told his fate is up to the American people and the US military industrial complex.
In any case, the United States is under enormous external pressure to get its act together.
The NSA scandal is one example. Here we have a US defector in Russia revealing secrets about US spying on its allies. The result is heavy criticism on the US regime by supposed allies such as the German, French and Spanish governments, a clear sign the Europeans are moving closer to Russia and distancing themselves from the US.
The other big move against the US last week came when Russia sent two strategic nuclear bombers to Venezuela after which Venezuela immediately took over US owned oil rigs in the country.
The Chinese did their bit by announcing they had surrounded the US with nuclear submarines that could annihilate the entire continental United States. They have also been aggressively investing in new energy technology and will pioneer a post-oil world.
In the old oil powers fortress of the Middle East as well, the Russians are continuing to jump into the US vacuum. Turkey, supposedly a NATO country, is negotiation a customs union with Russia, buying missiles from China and rounding up and removing Mossad agents spying on Iran from Turkey. Egypt too is buying missiles and other weapons from Russia and offering the Russians a naval base.
Last week when Israeli forces attacked Syria, the US armed forces immediately informed the Russians of this fact, infuriating the Israelis and making it clear that the United States armed forces are no longer going to fight wars for Israel. As a result that country will have to reach a deal with its neighbours and with Russia if it is to remain a viable entity.
The long term plan, according to an Eastern European Illuminati grandmaster, is to create a loose federation of Muslim states anchored by Turkey at one end and Egypt on the other. In this plan, Israel is expected to eventually become a Jewish autonomous region inside this federation.
The totalitarian rulers of Saudi Arabia, for their part, need to remind themselves of the Arab saying: “One day the stick is in your hand, the next day it is in your ass.”
What all this means is that the oil money from both the Middle East and South America will no longer be recycled into the banks that own the Federal Reserve Board thus dooming the Rockefeller/Bush petrodollar.
That is why the US Congress last week suddenly passed a bill allowing the big US banks to once again create infinite amounts of funny money using derivatives.
Of course the US military is upset about all this but, the answer is that the world wants them to go into Washington D.C. and Wall Street and remove the parasitical gangsters who have caused so much misery to the people of the world, including the American people.
After that, the US military industrial complex will get generous funding to do things like protect endangered species, fight bandits as well helping put to an end to various forms of planetary rape such as over-fishing and the destruction of rain forests. That is exactly what is about to happen, the pentagon and agency sources hint. The sources also say the cabal members and their families, who had planned to hide in underground bases while they killed everybody else, will instead find themselves confined in the FEMA camps. If that does not happen, the noose will only get tighter until it does. The people of the world are sick and tired of the criminal behavior of the US rogue regime.
If the US power grid is shut down on November 11th, it will mean no internet, no TV and no ATMs. If this event does happen, and if it is managed by the good guys, it can thus be used to render impotent two of the cabal’s main weapons, the control of the distribution of money and the use of mass propaganda. The system could then be rebooted minus all the hysterical nonsense and fake news that it has been churning out recently.
The coordinated attempts by cabal slave governments in Japan, the US and the UK to drastically curtail press freedom are signs of cabal desperation, not cabal power. They have lost control of the plot and somehow think they can put the genie back into the bottle by cutting off the truth. That is not going to happen.
The cabal appointed leaders in Canada, the UK and Japan are under attack on multiple fronts. In Canada a corruption scandal is closing in on Bush slave appointee Stephen Harper. In the UK, the passage of a draconian press law has triggered a massive anti-government campaign. In Japan, the gangsters who used to work for the cabal are no longer doing so, meaning the Japanese Parliamentary acting troupe will be reading from a new script. That has already been seen with the announcement last week of joint Japanese Russian military maneuvers. Expect more soon.
The end game of all this will be world peace.
Plus, if we are lucky, and it turns out alien races have been blockading us because of our criminal leadership, once we attain world peace we might be allowed off the planet and we will get the chance to explore the universe. If not, we will just have to work on making this planet really nice and fun.
November 7th, 2013 by olddog
Dear Fellow Conservative,
Stop working and get on welfare!
That move will make a lot of sense once liberals enact their mileage tax. It will be prohibitive for you (and perhaps your spouse, as well) to make that 30 or 40 mile commute to and from work each day.
You won’t be able to “afford” to work, so you can quit, lie back, and allow the government to dole out your income.
Obama’s government control is growing.
Driving is not an option for many of us. Kids need rides to and from school. They need to get to extracurricular activities. Maybe you elected to live in a quieter, more rural area, and you need to go into town frequently. Maybe your job requires you to log a whole bunch of miles every week.
Unless you are a city-dwelling sort who uses a bicycle to get around a condensed urban area, you are about to see your freedom to travel about this country infringed upon.
The government wants MORE, MORE MORE money, and it is coming to tax every mile you drive.
The Chicago Tribune reports that, “As America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see salvation in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.”
“The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads.”
Say NO to a mileage tax! Voice your Opinion to Congress.
Not only will you be taxed for every mile you drive, you will be required to carry that little black box on your vehicle that tracks every move you make. This will be a dream come true for an increasingly intrusive federal government that wants to track, analyze, tax and control our every move.
The mileage tax isn’t something new, it’s been in the works for a while now. That is precisely why we need to speak up right now and shut it down, because this is a liberal idea lying dormant that is about to pop up and become a reality.
In March 2011, the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) program was a “practical option” for raising funds. The CBO helpfully suggested that devices could be put on cars that read mileage, and that information could be read electronically at gas stations.
This was before the NSA surveillance program was revealed, and before we learned of the very corrupt FBI and its harassment programs.
However, Americans have been under threat of license plate trackers, cell phone tracking, and other methods of surveillance without a warrant, and Obama has grown the powers of the federal government to unprecedented new levels.
When Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a bill earlier this year (H.R. 6662) that would require the Treasury Department to tax cars for each mile they drive, we warned you about it and we sent faxes opposing it. Thankfully, it died in committee, but now liberals are bringing back the idea.
Tell Congress not to infringe upon your freedom! Fax them now!
A mileage tax is unfair, because it will weigh most heavily on the suburbs and rural communities. It’s robbing “the country to give to the city.”
It is wealth redistribution, in “sustainability” form.
Obama has pledged his allegiance to the United Nations program known as Agenda 21. Its goals are to get as many people as possible living in pods within urban areas, using public transportation, reducing their family size and saving the environment.
The mile tax actually fits Agenda 21’s ultimate goal, which is to limit the damage you are doing to the earth. They need everyone in urban areas, forced to use public transportation, and limited in ability to travel or use energy threatening to the planet.
Taxes on the fuel we buy is not enough to get us to give up our driving needs, and of course, car manufacturers can make vehicles smaller and smaller but that doesn’t mean a family of five or six is going to give in and purchase one, because it wouldn’t fit their needs.
The government needs to control your freedom another way. This is a win-win for them: they can restrict your freedom, advance their green agenda, collect more money from you and gain more surveillance control over you, all at the same time!
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The government just cannot help but want to take every single dollar out of our pocket. What is next? Will they tax the air we breathe, the steps we take, or the number of kids we have? Did you read about places already taxing people based upon the amount of rain that falls on the square footage of your property roof line? Chilling!
The Liberals believe they know what is best for you. You don’t know what insurance you need and you really don’t WANT to be an urban dweller. You really need to be living in a small apartment and eschewing private transportation.
When we talk about Agenda 21, people call us conspiracy theorists. Now we know. It is all part of a global Agenda 21 “green scheme" to redistribute your wealth, change your behavior, change how you live, and where you live!
Tell Congress to vote NO on taxing by the mile!
The Heritage Foundation notes, “Of course, this is completely counter to the Administration’s push to get people in more fuel-efficient vehicles. A hybrid vehicle driving 20 miles would be taxed the same as an SUV driving 20 miles. Would this actually replace the federal and state gas taxes, or would it become an unnecessary additional revenue source for the government to fund transportation boondoggles? Eliminating wasteful spending from the federal highway program should be the Administration’s first priority, rather than finding different ways to tax Americans.”
What kind of a burden will a mileage tax be on you and your family? And how much more information are you willing for them to steal from you?
Our representatives never stop taxing and spending. It’s never enough for them, and We the People need to start standing up for individual freedom and accountability in government. The government is responsible for the road infrastructure but they spend our tax dollars on things that the government has no business doing!
…And no one calls them on it! Politicians, take notice: we will hold you accountable!
Not all of us live in a location where walking is an option…or cycling or even carpooling. For heaven sakes, some of us DRIVE for a living and we depend on others who drive to provide us services and deliver goods.
Do you think the magical cost of all that transportation is going to be absorbed by businesses? Who do you think is going to bear the ultimate cost of these “tax by the mile” devices? Your automobile manufacturer, the trucking company who moves goods, the retail outlet that sells them…none of these people can be “charitable” and eat the increased cost. You will. So not only will you pay on the backside in the form of a tax, you’ll pay with every purchase.
It is going to cost you and me both and literally, coming and going! This is a huge threat to our liberty.
States are strapped for cash. They’re desperate. And taxing every single mile you drive is looking like a good idea. California wants to implement this by 2025. Already, Oregon, Nevada, Illinois and the entire Eastern Seaboard have begun looking into it, and some cars already have those black boxes installed and are working on pilot programs.
Once again, the middle class will take the hit. The average hardworking American will pay the price for these bad ideas.
Do you want more surveillance and more taxes for our future?
Voice your opinion – Fax Congress.
Let our freedom ring!
What excuse are you going to give your grand children for sitting on your back-side and letting the government totally destroy their freedom of choice? Is it really that hard to write your Congress Critters? By now, they know more about me than I do, because I burn their email up every day. Send them a fax, or snail mail, or just call them up and raise hell. They are destroying everyone’s future. Yes, you can make a difference, if only you try. Do you really want your grand-children living in a 300 square foot apartment, and never knowing the freedom of driving where-ever they choose?
November 6th, 2013 by olddog
Obama promised transparency in the government, but what a joke that's turned out to be. Quite frankly we have less transparency now than ever before.
Enough is enough.
As taxpaying Americans, we deserve to know what is happening in our government. We deserve to have a say in how our tax dollars are being spent and who is making those decisions.
The Federal Reserve acts as kingmaker in Washington, and we deserve to know what is happening behind its secretive doors. Now, with Congress preparing to debate the appointment of a new Chair of the FED, it is crucial we use this rare opportunity to push hard for transparency and reform at the Federal Reserve!
This is why I'm leading the fight in the US House – along with my good friend Rand Paul in the US Senate – by introducing legislation to AUDIT THE FED.
If you agree that we deserve to know where our hard earned money is going, then add your name to my AUDIT THE FED petition today.
The Federal Reserve's answer to every problem is to just print more money, and not shockingly the U.S. dollar has lost over 90% of its value under the Fed's watch.
Our government has grown too large and it is time to reign it in. Add your name to my AUDIT THE FED petition and afterwards please forward this petition to at least five of your family and friends.
Together we can fight and demand answers from our government.
Congressman Paul Broun
P.S. The Federal Reserve is sending millions of dollars overseas to banks and foreign corporations and Congress has ZERO oversight on these decisions. I have sponsored legislation to AUDIT THE FED because this money boondoggle needs to stop. Add your name to my AUDIT THE FED petition and then please forward this petition to your family and friends.
After adding your name, please chip in $5 so our campaign can afford to circulate this petition to hard working, tax paying, Americans across the nation.
Dear readers, what Congressman Paul Broun is not addressing in his petition is the fact that he is working for the same corporation that the federal reserve belongs to. The UNITED STATES CORPORATION! This petition is nothing more than a name gathering method, who unsuspecting, ignorant, but loyal Americans, identify themselves with. Congress will invite me to be President before they audit the Fed! When the SHTF you will find yourself on a collection or elimination list. You will find yourself living in a RE-EDUCATION FEMA camp or dead, in a plastic coffin shared with several other ignorant Americans. America as we know it is gone, in the same way as all other experiments in democracy. You can do one of two things at this point; rebel or submit. Just remember, we started out as a REPUBLIC!
FREE MEN, FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOR THEIR FREEDOM,
November 5th, 2013 by olddog
By Michael Gaddy
“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public.” ~George Carlin
I have this neighbor who lives down the way, a nice enough lady it seems. The problem is she has a son who has a penchant for destroying motorized vehicles. He started several years ago with 4-wheelers and motorcycles then graduated to pick-up trucks and cars. Every so often a new vehicle appears in their yard. Within a very few days it has massive dents, headlights hanging from fenders and in one particular case, clear evidence of a roll over. Soon it is replaced with another and then another. Now, my question is: Who should bear most of the responsibility for this young man’s behavior and subsequent destruction of property and resources; the young man who does it or the mother who keeps providing him with vehicles to destroy?
I know what you’re thinking; Rebel, where are you going with this? Well, as the quote from George Carlin reveals; it’s about politics and politicians and the folks who enable them to destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights; kill untold millions with unconstitutional wars; enslave our children and grandchildren with a debt on which they will never be able to pay the interest; provide those who will not work with the fruits of the labors of those who do; seize private property with edicts or regulations not of our own making but of the United Nations, and seek to disarm any who might at some point in the future seek to resist the tyranny other citizens have eagerly supported with their votes.
In 2012, millions of so-called Second Amendment supporters cast their votes for a candidate for president who was the only political party hack who had previously signed into law an assault weapons ban. (Romney) He was a politician who had not honored his sacred oath to the Bill of Rights, but by damn he wasn’t a Democrat. And we seek to pass laws and amendments to restrain politicians from doing what we support with our money, time and votes. Insanity squared.
Recently, I have received a multitude of emails concerning proposed ‘Liberty Amendments” by a Neocon (Mark Levin) who loves war (as long as he doesn’t have to personally fight) and hates the principles behind Nullification and the 10th Amendment. I have also received emails reference what is being called the 28th Amendment.
Most of the folks who support the 28th Amendment are unaware our Constitution does not allow Congress to exempt themselves from anything except being detained or arrested while traveling to and from sessions of Congress. (Article 1 Sec 6) I’m trying real hard to understand why a new amendment would stop these politicians from doing what they have illegally done for decades. Why should anyone believe that a member of congress who has routinely voted to violate the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights would suddenly decide to comply with a new law or amendment?
Nothing in our Constitution or Bill of Rights confers any special privileges other than due compensation on members of Congress, the Executive or the Judicial. All privileges they now enjoy are things they voted or implemented for themselves outside of constitutional restraints. In other words, any special treatment that a member of our government is given that is not available to the common person on the street is unconstitutional. Nothing in our governing documents creates special privileges for a “ruling class,” no matter what so-called ethics committees vote to allow.
Our President, our Congress and members of the Judicial Branch were all intended to be servants of the people, not their masters. They are not totally to blame for assuming powers and privileges they were never intended to have. They have done so because “we the people” have allowed that to happen; we most often encourage it. Some even act worshipful in their presence. The blame is ours as well as theirs.
Elected officials and bureaucrats take a solemn and sacred oath to our Constitution; they do not take an oath to their constituents, they do not take an oath to their political party; political action committees, large campaign contributors, agents of foreign governments or the military-industrial complex.
Public servants have but one obligation and that has been almost forgotten because the voting populace in our country does not demand it. The voters in this country want politicians who will take care of them, who will provide things that the Constitution and Bill of Rights forbids; politicians who will bring them an empire to be proud of, and the standing army and military might necessary to obtain it. Most importantly, they want that politician to be a member of their political party. When your chosen political party is more important than our Constitution, you are a huge part of the problem. Politicians see this and act accordingly.
Our country today is overwhelmingly, and hopelessly lost, both financially and morally because politicians of both parties have endeavored to provide their constituents with what they want and support. They routinely violate the Constitution and Bill of Rights because they must do so to get reelected; the politician who campaigns on honoring his/her sacred oath has not a snowball’s chance in hell of being successful because that is not what a majority of voters want.
Posturing to provide new amendments and laws to restrict the behavior of politicians is hypocritical to say the least. Politicians will honor their oaths to our founding documents when the people who put them in office demand it and use that exclusively as the benchmark for election; no new amendment or law will stop those who seek power and position from doing what it takes to be elected or reelected. Politicians who promise the most unconstitutional goodies are the ones who get elected; some over and over and over. Our history proves me correct.
A country that abides by its Constitution and Bill of Rights must first have a population that sees that as more important than personal gain, political clout, being the world’s policeman, or imposing their beliefs and corrupt government on others by force. The problems in this country originate with its people; its politicians only reflect their true character.
Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
The great article above is germane only in a constitutionally active government, and not in our present state of emergency where subversive actions have manipulated every election for years. The following article is my justification. But, this is not to say we as citizens are not guilty of dereliction of duty. Ignorance is no excuse.
11 05 13 IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN DICTATORIAL CONTROL – AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE MANY DIVISIONS (AGENCIES) OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH – THE SITTING PRESIDENT MUST FORMALLY DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY . . . ANNUALLY!
by AL Whitney (C) copyright 2013
Permission is granted for redistribution if linked to original and the AntiCorruption Society is acknowledged
This has been an ongoing ritual since 1933 according to Senate Report 93-549. Once the emergency is declared, the common law is abolished, the Constitution is abolished and we fall under the absolute will of Government “public policy”. We’re under a system of public policy, (War Powers).
All the government needs to continue is to have public opinion on their side. If public opinion can be kept, in sufficient degree, on the side of the government, statutes, laws and regulations [and Executive Orders] can continue to be passed. The Constitution has no meaning. The Constitution is suspended. It has been for over 60  years. We’re not under law. Law has been abolished. Obama reinstated ‘Presidential’ emergency powers on September 10, 2013.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 10, 2013
Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency Notice
NOTICE: CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY
WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN TERRORIST ATTACKS
Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2013. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency that was declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
In last year’s Press Release, Obama provided more details regarding this ongoing “slight of hand” executed annually by those that sit in the White House:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 11, 2012
Message — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within the 90 day period prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice, stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2012.
The crisis constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York and Pennsylvania and against the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on United States nationals or the United States that led to the declaration of a national emergency on September 23, 2001, has not been resolved. These actions pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, and maintain in force the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 11, 2012
And to make matters worse, during a ‘declared’ national emergency “We the People” are considered enemies of the state!
Hence we have the Executive Branch’s National Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration spying on and abusing the American population.
TSA will now pre-screen taxes, car registration, passports and employment history
“Travelers are now being subjected to even more invasive screening procedures by the infamous Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Before “allowing” people to travel, the TSA is performing unwarranted checks of a wide variety of personal documents, going further than ever before into the lives of innocent passengers.”
November 4th, 2013 by olddog
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THE DAILY SANITY NEWSLETTER
Without ammunition, guns are useless. Thanks to new EPA regulations, the last lead smelting company in the country has been forced to close its doors.
As you are well aware, the Democrats have made it their goal this year to enact gun control by any means necessary. When the legislation failed in the Senate, rather than recognize the widespread public opposition, the Obama Administration turned to executive orders and bureaucratic regulations in order to infringe on your Second Amendment rights.
First, the President used executive orders to ban the re-importation of WWII U.S. military rifles. These were the weapons that we gave to our allies in Europe and East Asia to help them defend against the spread of Communism after the Second World War. Now our allies are trying to sell these rifles back to us, so that our military veterans might enjoy a relic of their past service.
However Obama has forbidden this, for fear that these antique weapons might be used domestically in a crime or a mass killing.
But Obama didn’t stop there. He has ordered each department within his administration to come up with unique ways to trample on the constitution. And that’s where the Environmental Protection Agency comes in…
Without ammunition, guns are useless. Without lead, ammunition is ineffective and lead-free alternatives are more expensive. Thanks to new EPA regulations, the last lead smelting company in the country has been forced to close its doors.
FAX CONGRESS. THE ASSAULT ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT MUST STOP!
Since 1892, the Doe Run Resources Corporation has served as the country’s primary lead refinery. Located in Southeast Missouri, within the state’s Lead Belt, Doe Run has developed in the largest lead producer in the Western World. Ammunition manufactures like Federal and Lake City (which also service the U.S. Military) deliberately set-up shop in the region in order to be close to the raw materials.
Thanks to the EPA’s new clean air regulations, Doe Run has been forced to close its doors. The EPA calls the shutdown simply a “business decision,” however given the fact that it would have cost the company over $100 million to comply with the regulations, there really was no other alternative.
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The results are staggering. Despite being the world’s third-largest producer of lead ore, U.S. mines are now forced to transport their 444,000 metric tons of lead ore abroad for it to be refined.
This forces domestic ammunition manufacturers – servicing the world’s largest military and the majority of the world’s civilian gun owners – to pick up the tab on this international freight.
These new costs will inevitably become astronomical and will be passed on to the consumer.
It’s bad enough that the 80 million American gun owners will have to pay more to exercise their constitutional rights. But these new costs will also be passed on to Police Departments, the U.S. Military, and other government agencies – we, the taxpayer!
That’s right, not only will you have to pay more so you can hunt, target shoot, or protect yourself, but your increased tax dollars will also go towards arming some of the very agencies that are trying to DISARM YOU!
Thanks to Obama’s EPA, a 120 year old corporation – the only one of its kind in the hemisphere – has been forced to close its doors. You’d expect that Congressmen and Senators would be outraged over this, but we haven’t heard a peep from them. So many jobs lost due to this policy.
You can see through the Administration’s agenda! FAX CONGRESS NOW.
The only explanation I can think of is that our elected officials haven’t heard about Obama’s bureaucratic War on Guns.
Let your voice be heard and tell Congress that you can see through the Administration’s agenda! Lead projectiles have been used throughout history by the world’s militaries, stretching all the way back to the Roman Empire.
If the Obama administration is left unchecked, many Americans will be priced out of the shooting sports and left unable to defend themselves.
Gun owners are well aware of the dangers of lead poisoning. But make no mistake: these new regulations aren’t about protecting the environment.
This is about forcing ammunition companies to import lead from abroad and increasing the burden on America’s already-encumbered gun owners.
TELL CONGRESS : ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! GET OBAMA’S HANDS OFF THE SECOND AMENDMENT!
When it comes to constitutional rights, if you don’t use it… you lose it.
Unfortunately, it’s come to a point where if you don’t let your representatives hear your frustration, they assume you are happy with the way things are going.
Let them know that the EPA’s actions are unacceptable – Fax Congress.
Prove to the President that hell hath no fury like a conservative scorned!
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November 2nd, 2013 by olddog
By Mac Slavo
A couple of years ago we opined that the anti-gun establishment had found a loophole for the Second Amendment and that rather than targeting the banning of all firearms, they would instead turn their attention to ammunition.
The government’s most recent efforts to reduce open market availability through taxation, individual purchase restrictions and a massive stockpiling effort by the Department of Homeland Security has forced ammunition prices to nearly triple, while also dwindling supplies of many popular calibers.
But they’re not done yet.
In fact, they may have finally found a way to circumvent U.S.-based domestic production altogether.
The all-out attack on Americans’ gun rights is now being taken to the next level.
The goal is to regulate all forms of ammunition out of existence, and they’re starting with Doe Run, which is the last of America’s domestic lead processing and manufacturing facilities.
Now, the only ore-to-lead producer in America… the largest in the Western world… has been shut down by EPA regulation.
EPA’s regulatory uncertainty and an estimated $100 million to convert [to non-smelter manufacturing] caused the company to finally throw in the towel.
It’s not just ammunition that’s dissapearing. American industry… American jobs…. are being regulated out of existence as well.
Lead’s still going to be manufactured in China, but it’ll be done without any environmental oversight, it’ll be scarce, it’ll be expensive, and we’ll have fragile supply lines.
It’s party of multi-pronged attack on ammunition.
Drying up the market by hoarding billions of rounds
Shutting down the market with background checks, registration, and banning of online sales
Environmental regulation to ban the use and manufacture of lead
And after we can no longer manufacture ammunition domestically we have the UN Arms Trade Treaty to stop the importation of ammunition.
…If you look at the multiple ways they’re trying to remove all ammunition… not just certain guns they believe are dangerous… there’s no question that this is about all-out gun control.
Via David Knight of Infowars.com
Doe Run is scheduled to layoff its workforce and close its doors before the end of the year.
With no more lead being processed in America, we are now completely dependent on our largest creditor, China, to supply the necessary base metals for ammunition production.
This will have the immediate effect of further limiting supplies, while also increasing prices, and we can expect this soon after Doe Run’s closure this December.
Furthermore, in April of this year James Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com detailed new importation restrictions set forth in a Presidential Executive Action following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, which bans the importation of military surplus items that include magazines, firearms accessories and, of course, foreign ammunition.
Couple this with the implementation of U.N. “authorized” trade restrictions set forth in the new UN Arms Trade Treaty, and you can see where this is headed.
It is not an over-exaggeration to suggest that ammunition supply lines will soon be cut, effectively making it nearly impossible to acquire.
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Just what the hell is the army and law enforcement going to do! Throw rocks at the enemy? If there was ever a black market opportunity bigger than this, I have never heard of it. Do you really believe those stupid scumbags in D.C. are going to stop people from acquiring ammo? We will find a source of ammo if we have to import it from another planet! Does it make sense for a government as aggressive as ours is to limit their supply of ammo to the goodwill of a potential enemy. This stupid decision of the idiots running this Nation is dumbfounding. What the hell would we do if we went to war with China. OBUMA, you would not make a pimple on a presidents ass!!!
November 2nd, 2013 by olddog
F. MICHAEL MALOOF
WASHINGTON – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.
“There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND.
“They are purging everyone, and if you want to keep your job, just keep your mouth shut,” one source told WND.
Not only are military service members being demoralized and the ranks’ overall readiness being reduced by the Obama administration’s purge of key leaders, colonels – those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force and later Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.
“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.
“I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”
Boykin points out that the military adheres to the constitutional requirement of a civilian leadership over the military. As a consequence, officers are not allowed to criticize their civilian leadership, as occurred when Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was relieved in 2010 of his command of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
He was relieved due to what has been described as unflattering remarks made about Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials in a Rolling Stone magazine article. He was recalled to Washington where Obama accepted his resignation as commander in Afghanistan.
Boykin says that because of the fundamental civilian leadership over the military, McCrystal was “appropriately forced to retire.”
Read the words of the Founders, in “America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations.”
Some officers were involved in adulterous affairs and those situations, Boykin said, also were grounds for dismissal.
Boykin specifically said that because of the civilian-military relationship, he did not see any prospect for a “coup” coming from the military ranks.
“People I’ve spoken to would like to see the military ‘fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,’” Boykin said. “Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You’re not going to see a coup in the military.”
Nevertheless, Boykin said the future of the military is becoming more and more of concern, since colonels who would be generals also are being relieved of duty, if they show that they’re not going to support Obama’s agenda, which critics have described as socialist.
“I talk to a lot of folks who don’t support where Obama is taking the military, but in the military they can’t say anything,” Boykin said.
As a consequence, he said, the lower grades therefore have decided to leave, having been given the signal that there is no future in the military for them.
Boykin referred to recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in the past five years.
These reports suggest these officers were suspected of disloyalty or disagreed with the Obama administration on policy or force-structure issues. As Boykin pointed out, a number of them have been relieved of duty for no given reason.
“Morale is at an unprecedented low,” Boykin said, part of which is due to sequestration.
Sequestration has seriously cut back operational readiness for the military to the point where Boykin said that often they have no ammunition and are unable to conduct training because of the planned cuts.
“These officers want to train for war but are not be allowed to” because of the preoccupation not only with sequestration, but what Boykin said were other concerns surfacing in the military under Obama as commander-in-chief.
He referred specifically to the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which now allows openly homosexual personnel in the military. In addition, he said the integration of women into the infantry “will reduce readiness of units.” He also was critical of the rules of engagement which he says favor “political correctness over our ability to fight to win.”
“The last time we won an all-out war was in 1944,” Boykin said. “Now, we don’t have the will to win.”
Brady, who was a legendary “Dust Off” air ambulance pilot in Vietnam and detailed his experiences in his book, “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam,” said, “The problem is military people will seldom, while on duty, go on the record over such issues, and many will not ever, no matter how true.
“I hear from many off the record who are upset with the current military leadership and some are leaving and have left in the past,” he said.
Brady referred to additional problems in today’s military including “girly-men leadership [and] medals for not shooting and operating a computer. This president will never fight if there is any reason to avoid it and with a helpless military he can just point to our weakness and shrug his shoulders.”
Brady made similar references in a recent article he wrote for WND in which he said “just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does. Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.”
The reference was to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS” among others.
WND reported that three of the nine firings by Obama this year alone were linked to the controversy surrounding the Sep. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the CIA special mission in Benghazi, Libya.
In one case, U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who commanded U.S. African Command when the consulate was attacked and four Americans were killed, was highly critical of the decision by the State Department not to send in reinforcements.
Obama has insisted there were no reinforcements available that night.
But Ham contends reinforcements could have been sent in time, and he said he never was given a stand-down order. However, others contend that he was given the order but defied it. He ultimately was relieved of his command and retired.
Now, new information in the Washington Times reveals there were Delta Force personnel in Tripoli at the time of the attack and two members volunteered to be dispatched to Benghazi to assist in protecting the Benghazi compound, contrary to stand-down orders from the State Department.
Another flag officer involved in the Benghazi matter – which remains under congressional investigation – was Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette. He commanded the Carrier Strike Group.
He contends aircraft could have been sent to Libya in time to help the Americans under fire. He later was removed from his post for alleged profanity and making “racially insensitive comments.”
Army Major Gen. Ralph Baker was the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, Africa. Baker contended that attack helicopters could have reached the consulate in time on the night of the attack.
“To understand the insufferable assaults on our military and veterans, who should be exempt from political squabbles but are often at the forefront of Obama threats, we need to understand the psyche of the elite in this country led by Obama,” Brady said.
“It is no accident that the president used the Obama sequester and shutdown to punish the military family,” he said. “It is part of his DNA. In fact it is in the psyche of the entire liberal/progressive establishment – the elite. President Clinton outed himself and this ilk when he declared his loathing of the military. Who could believe progressives/liberals care about veterans and military?”
Brady said that some people who fear for the future of the United States believe it needs to be “re-moralized.”
“We cannot survive without increasing patriotism, a youth schooled in the Constitution,” Brady said. “If the uncommon common American is to prevail against the elite, we need to return to the truths of our Constitution.
“We need to realize that this recent assault on the military and veterans is no accident,” Brady added. “It is purposeful. The elite loathe our military, the one sure guarantor of our freedom. These elite – not a shutdown or default – and their assault on the Constitution and our military are the real threat to our future.”
Army Major Gen. Paul E. Vallely similarly has been very vocal in his opposition to the Obama administration.
Vallely said the White House won’t investigate its own officials but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”
“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”
Vallely served in the Vietnam War and retired in 1993 as deputy Commanding General, Pacific Command. Today, he is chairman of the Military Committee for the Center for Security Policy and is co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.”
Duty personnel seem to back up this concern, suggesting that the firings are meant to send a message to “young officers down through the ranks” not to criticize the president or White House politics.
November 1st, 2013 by olddog
By by Angelo M. Codevilla
Increasingly, the US government’s many police forces (often state and local ones as well) operate militarily and are trained to treat ordinary citizens as enemies. At the same time, the people from whom the government personnel take their cues routinely describe those who differ from them socially and politically as illegitimate, criminal, even terrorists. Though these developments have separate roots, the post-9/11 state of no-win war against anonymous enemies has given them momentum. The longer it goes on, the more they converge and set in motion a spiral of civil strife all too well known in history, a spiral ever more difficult to stop short of civil war. Even now ordinary Americans are liable to being disadvantaged, hurt or even killed by their government as never before.
Government’s violent treatment of citizens has become generalized and unremarkable. Consider.
This month in Washington DC, Federal police riddled with bullets a woman suffering from post-partum depression who, had she been allowed to live, might have been convicted of reckless driving, at most. She had careened too close to the White House and Capitol, but had harmed no one and her car had stopped. In the same month, California sheriffs’ deputies killed a 13 year-old boy who was carrying a plastic toy rifle. It is not illegal to carry a rifle, never mind a toy one. America did not blink. A half century ago, Alabama sheriff Bull Connor’s use of a mere cattle prod to move marchers from blocking a street had caused a national crisis.
In a casual conversation, a friendly employee of the US Forest Service bemoaned to me that he was on his way to a US Army base, where he and colleagues would practice military tactics against persons who resist regulations. A forester, he had hoped to be Smokey the Bear. Instead, he said, “we are now the Department of Provocation.” In fact every US government agency, and most state and local ones now police their ever burgeoning regulations with military equipment, tactics, and above all with the assumption that they are dealing with people who should not be dealt with any other way.
Modern militarized government stems from the Progressive idea that society must mobilize as for war to achieve “the greater good.” Hence we have “wars” on everything from hunger and drugs and ignorance and global warming. Reality follows rhetoric. Since the health of “the environment” is a matter of life and death, the Environmental Protection Agency must deal with “enemies of the planet” with armored cars, machine guns, and home invasions. Apparently, even the Department of Education has SWAT teams.
The general population is increasingly inured to violence. The latest “Grand Theft” video game, for example, involves torturing a prisoner. Fun. That is only one step beyond the popular TV show “24” in which the audience cheered the hero’s torture of terrorist suspects. Contrast this with Dragnet, the most popular TV cops drama of the 1950s, whose Sergeant Joe Friday knocked on doors and said “yes ma’m, no ma’m.”
But governments, including ours, do not and cannot oppress citizens equally.
Persons who possess the greatest power have the larger opportunity to direct blame and distrust, even mayhem, onto those they like least. Since the mid- 1990s, authoritative voices from Democratic President Bill Clinton to Republican New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, echoed by the media have intoned a familiar litany: America is beset by racism, sexism, homophobia, and religious obscurantism, by domestic abuse, greed, and gun owners. These ills are not so different from those found in backward parts of the world where we fight “extremism” in order to fight terrorism. Indeed these ills argue for fighting extremism, indeed for nation-building in America as well as abroad. Who in America embodies extremism? Who is inherently responsible for social ills, including terrorism? Who will have to be re-constructed? No surprise: the ruling class’ political opponents: the conservative side of American life.
This has deep roots. In 1963, the ruling class imputed President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to the “climate of hatred” in conservative Dallas, Texas even though the assassin was a Communist. No less than Chief Justice Earl Warren indicted right wing “bigots.” Today, computer searches find that the term “extremist” correlates in the major newspapers with “conservative” or “right wing” at twelve times the rate it does with “liberal” or “left wing.”
The focus on “Homeland Security” has only added “terrorism” to our ruling class’ excuses for “going after” conservative Americans. And so, the Department of Homeland Security uses its intelligence “fusion centers” to compile ominously worded dossiers against such groups as “pro-lifers” and such “anti government activists” as “homeschoolers” and “gun owners.” The FBI infiltrates the Tea Parties as it once did the Communist Party. DHS conducts its “practice runs” against mockups of these groups. The IRS audits conservative groups.
Why not? President Barack Obama called these very groups “enemies of democracy,” and Vice President Joseph Biden has called them “terrorists.” Obama Administration spokesmen have referred to them as “jihadists,” “hostage takers,” persons “with bombs strapped to their chests, etc. Indeed a Rasmussen poll shows that 26% of the Obama Administration’s supporters – possibly not the least influential among them – regard the Tea Parties as the top terrorist threat to America.
No official act is needed for like-minded persons at the top of society to act in mutually pleasing ways. No law, no official policy, much less conspiracy is needed – only the prejudices and convenience, the intellectual, social, identity of those in power. Why should not officials all across the US government act according to their superiors’ opinions, to what they hear from the best people and what they read in the best media, indeed according to their shared beliefs?
Angelo M. Codevilla
Angelo M. Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University. His book Peace Among Ourselves and With All Nations is forthcoming from Hoover Institution Press.
Personally, I would like to thank the scumbags who have destroyed my country, especially that asshole in the oval office, as I cannot bring myself to say or write the words WHITE HOUSE anymore. You worms have fulfilled my life’s ambition of not fearing death or dying from some long drawn out nasty disease. I prefer a quick death with no misgivings. I say this because it seems imminent with all that’s being planned and presently happening. My only disappointment is Obuma most likely will never even know my name, let alone be among the swat team that brings these seventy three years to a close. So, my last hurrah is FUCK YOU OBUMA!
October 29th, 2013 by olddog
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By John Ransom
Liberty is about a lot of things; it’s a deep topic. But at its core liberty can be summed up in one simple and reciprocal concept. That concept is respect, and our politicians have none for us.
You know the 2010 last election was about many things, but it was mostly about respect.
It was about starting to restore the respect that people have in government, by getting the government to restore the respect that they show to you…by taking liberty seriously.
If you are like me, you think that many of our elected officials from both the right and the left truly believe that what they think of you is much more important than what you think of them. I didn’t know they could think!
If you’re like me you’re tired of a trillion dollars in so-called stimulus spending that went to mob-connected asphalt contractors, crooked politicians, International Investment Bankers, and corporate elites, rather than the pockets of working families who own businesses and pay taxes and do all the working and dreaming in this country.
If you’re like me, you’re tired of a $2.6 million program that teaches Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly, and our military has to guard poppy fields, while unemployment soars across the country.
If you’re like me, you're tired of an arrogant federal government, which pays out $47 billion in fraudulent claims in Medicare, and trillions to the defense department, every year while they lecture the rest of us about healthcare economics.
If you are like me, you’re tired of the US Postal service wasting $30 million on a program that pays 1100 employees to do nothing. Yes, today, the US Post Office sat 1100 employees in empty rooms, as they do every day, and literally paid them to do nothing. They can’t play cards; they can’t watch TV, in fact they can’t do anything at all. To the tune of $30 million per year.
Yet this very same federal government comes to us now and proposes to manage our healthcare, our retirement, the education of our children, the auto industry, the oil industry, pharmaceuticals, the mortgage industry, our diets, our travel’s, our investment’s, our money, and lectures the American people that they are under-regulated.
If you’re a middle American like me, from the grassroots, I bet you know someone who owns their own business; if you’re like me you probably know someone who has paid employees of that business on time every week, but hasn’t been able to pay themselves a dime. Yet these very same people who provide half the new jobs in our economy, who have lost money over the last few years, still owe the government tens of thousands of dollars in taxes every year. People wonder where our jobs have gone? They’ve been crushed by a system that doesn’t honor job creation; by a system that doesn’t honor liberty; a system that gives no respect, a system they designed to bankrupt the Nation.
And if you are like most of the voters I speak to, you are tired of insiders from Washington and Wall Street on both sides of the aisle, and their wasteful spending schemes that don’t even propose to solve the very issues facing Main Street and working families.
Let’s suppose global warming is real; I don’t think it is, but let’s say it's so for the sake of argument. Show me please how the Renewable Electricity Standard, which will cost American families $1800 per year is going to lower the earth’s temperature. They can’t because the Renewable Electricity Standard wasn’t created to combat global warming and it won’t lower the earth’s temperature.
Ok, so let’s suppose the issue is carbon emission; that carbon is really bad and we have to get it out of our atmosphere. Show me please how the Renewable Electricity Standard is going to reduce the amount of carbon in our atmosphere. They can’t. It wasn’t designed to do that and it won’t do that. Please show me how out-sourcing job’s is going to help the economy.
The government doesn't write legislation with solutions in mind, but rather with power and control of your very lives. And it is inside of your lives where you will wrestle back that control.
I’m often reminded that it’s with readers just like you where many of the seminal events of our country happened. It’s in rooms just like you’re in right now that a small group of patriots in Massachusetts planned the Boston Tea Party; it’s in groups just like you are a part of today that was born the Mayflower Compact; it’s in the free association of our citizens, for the common good and with common respect, that the greatness and goodness of our country will always be found.
And as long as people like you, freely associate for the common good and meet in respect, our country will always remain both great and good.
But ordinary people are paying attention, actually reading the Constitution; people are actually asking questions about the 10th Amendment, asking: What kind of power does Washington really have over us?
Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people who have been awakened to that yet, that’s why readers like you are so important. Each individual reading this is so incredibly important because the job you have this year as a citizen has never, ever, ever been more important. The 2012 election is going to determine what it’s like to live in this country for a long time. It’s going to be people just like you, having conversation just like this, in rooms across America that are going to make a difference.
This is the chance to turn the tide. The chance we have today is to bury that last vestiges of big government in our country; to reclaim our liberty from the international Investment Banking Cartel, and replace them with State owned Banks and an honest commodity backed currency.
I’ve been very fortunate because over the last half dozen years I’ve been able to travel all around the country working with grassroots activists just like you. I understand, I think, better than elected officials, what makes the grassroots so special. It's you and your ability to communicate.
We have all these new tools available for citizens to communicate that just a few years ago we didn’t have. A few years ago readers wouldn’t have been as energized and as informed because we didn’t have the ability to communicate as we do now. We have been so fractured and fragmented all around the country and around the nation that we feel like we can’t do anything, that Washington is so big and out of touch that we can’t do anything.
In fact, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Now is the time we really do have the opportunity, and the responsibility to learn what freedom really is. For the first time in our history ordinary citizens have the ability to communicate with one another over the heads of the media in publications like Townhall. We are networked on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter that expose us to thousands of people for free.
But when I was growing up there were three TV stations and two newspapers in every town that decided what the news was. There were probably a dozen people in any town that picked our news for us.
Those days are over. Now we have the bankers media industry.
This election isn’t about voting for the next person standing in a long line of elites who will rule over us; it’s about what kind of country we want to be in the future.
It’s about preserving the American dream right here, right now. Because when they mess with our liberty, they really mess with our ability to dream.
I believe that the ability to dream is worth handing down to our kids.
I believe that it’s our dreams that makes us the most dynamic country in the world.
It’s the dream that brings jobs and prosperity to the US.
It’s a dream that treats promises like they really matter.
And it’s the dreams that are the promise of America.
Because when politicians treat the promises they campaign on like they matter, when they are held accountable to those pledges– by us– we will restore the respect they owe us. Since there remains so many divided on so many issue’s, why not come together on just this one and see if we can be a united Nation. Vote every incumbent, no matter their record, out of office for the next six years. Let’s begin the game of freedom with a fresh deck!
Mr. Ransom, I hope you can forgive my audacity from the additions to your very well written article. Olddog
Why is it that people will suffer so much to avoid the hassle of correcting problems? Common sense should have corrected the problems we now face years ago, but now it’s going to take great effort and suffering to even make a small dent in this out of control government, and not one citizen in fifty will participate in the revolution. How much more tyranny do you think you can stand before you will stand up and help restore this once great Republic? LEARN AND EDUCATE YOUR NEIGHBORS BEFORE THEY INCARCERATE YOU IN A DETENTION CENTER, OR HORDES OF STARVING PEOPLE ROB AND KILL YOU. SELF PRESERVATION SHOULD HAVE MOTIVATED YOU BY NOW. WHAT’S LEFT TO BE AFRAID OF? THE LOSS OF FREEDOM IS MUCH WORSE THAN THE LOSS OF LIFE!
October 29th, 2013 by olddog
By Brandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan
All across the country, preparations are being made for a massive assault on an enemy that has yet to be publicly defined. The preparations involve the procurement of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) or Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), military equipment, and tactical training. These preparations, however, are not being undertaken by the US military in response to a potential outside invasion but, instead, by local police departments towards what one must logically assume is a domestic threat.
Indeed, police and sheriff’s departments all across the country, from Michigan and Ohio to Texas, California to Idaho to South Carolina, and from Maine to Florida are hardening their forces with militarized body armor, weaponry, tactical gear, and APCs coming straight from the US military at bargain prices.
But who, exactly, is the enemy that American police must feel the need to become so battle-hardened against? Even if one were to, for the sake of argument, allow the ridiculous narrative of the threats of domestic terrorism to be true, where are the armies of Muslim fundamentalists inside of America? Or are the police actually preparing to defend American citizens against some foreign military invasion by another major power?
The answer, of course, is none of the above. American police are not being trained to defend the American public – they are being trained to oppress them. In other words, the enemy for which local police departments all across the country are preparing to engage in outright combat against is the American people themselves.
Yet it is not merely the major cities of America that have been procuring military APCs/MRAPs as many may initially suspect. Even smaller rural police and sheriff’s departments have been obtaining APCs/MRAPs with no justifiable reason for doing so.
For instance, while larger counties like Richland County, South Carolina (to which Columbia belongs) have recently procured an APC (complete with a machine gun turret that fires .50 caliber rounds), smaller areas like Florence, South Carolina have done the same. Even small towns likeChickasaw Alabama and small rural counties like Marion County, South Carolina have gotten in on the act, as well as universities like Ohio State University and UC Berkley.
Indeed, as police departments spend taxpayer money to procure APCs and other military-related equipment, the truth of the matter is that such equipment serves no real purpose outside of a military combat zone. After all, the sole purpose of an APC is to transport military personnel to and from combat zones in a protected fashion.
Although many police departments will argue that APCs will be used to do the same for police during a hostage or standoff situation, one must ask where is the actual combat zone? To most Americans, (except for those living in Chicago perhaps), it might come as quite the surprise that America is considered a combat zone worthy of needing APCs for transportation.
Of course, it should be noted that, even after arriving at the scene of the hostage taking or standoff, police would then still have to exit the vehicle to deal with it and put themselves in harm’s way as a result. Thus, the idea of requiring armored protection on the way TO a standoff situation is null and void.
Indeed, whenever APCs are used during a live situation, the police who are allegedly using the vehicle for their protection are often seen riding on the outside of the vehicle, thus negating the entire purpose of the vehicle.
Yet APCs, despite their uselessness in legitimate hostage situations, are becoming increasingly common not just by the fact that police departments are acquiring more and more of them but also by their use.
Of course, the very fact that police departments are not only procuring but using APCs and related weaponry against its citizens, particularly non-violent, unarmed, ones, is the clear signal of a police state. However, if police departments are procuring such vehicles out of the “cool” factor where police merely gather new and more powerful toys (as some have argued) then the police departments are guilty of grossly wasting taxpayer money during a time of economic depression. Some argue that it is like insurance – you hope you never have to use it but it’s there if you do. Thus, police departments, at best, are flushing large amounts of money down the toilet for their own entertainment or, at worst, ramping up the full implementation of a domestic police state.
Again, the answer is obvious. Law Enforcement has never simply acquired weaponized “eye candy” that they do not intend to use. True to form, the use of APCs by domestic police is already occurring and it is rapidly on the rise.
As Radley Balko of Reason.com writes,
One of the most appalling cases occurred in Maricopa County, Arizona, the home of Joe Arpaio, self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America." In 2004 one of Arpaio's SWAT teams conducted a bumbling raid in a Phoenix suburb. Among other weapons, it used tear gas and an armored personnel carrier that later rolled down the street and smashed into a car. The operation ended with the targeted home in flames and exactly one suspect in custody–for outstanding traffic violations.
In addition, according to Raw Story, Dallas County, Texas Sheriff’s Department has stated that its new APC will be used for the purposes of serving warrants.
As the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center reports, “on May 11, 2006, Champaign police received a call from Garden Hills, about Carl “Dennis” Stewart, a suicidal black man alone in his car with a gun. The Champaign police called out the SWAT team and rolled out their prized Armored Personnel Carrier. After a four-hour standoff, Stewart was chased down the street by the APC. Cornered by police, he put the gun to his head and killed himself.”
Unfortunately, events such as the three listed above are becoming more and more common in a country that still ironically boasts of being the freest in the world. Routinely used in SWAT team raids APCs/MRAPS have now become ubiquitous in the world of law enforcement and American life. Scarcely do they even warrant a mention when raids are reported in media outlets.
Clearly, the police are no longer tasked with even the pretense of protecting and serving the American public. Indeed, official police training literature and analysis reports consistently list both normal and informed American citizens as potential terrorists, thus reinforcing the “us vs. them” mentality running rampant throughout law enforcement organizations all across the country.
With such benign behavior as supporting specific political candidates, paying for coffee with cash, having “apocalyptic religious beliefs,” and even possessing a pair of socks as potential domestic terrorism, the police have been successfully trained to view the American citizen as both a threat and a danger to the law and order of the state. While the police may not be actual foreign military troops, they are without a doubt an occupying force which sees the general public as a subject population. Thus, the population is a threat which they seek to extinguish.
Regardless, whether or not the police actively take advantage of their new-found military equipment, the mere possession of what amounts to a military tank minus the cannon (although machine gun turrets are often a part of the vehicle) can be used as a method of intimidation to any citizen considering dissent against the current power structure.
Indeed, in many totalitarian societies of the past, it was the perceived domination and power of the state – not the actual power – which kept millions of people in check. There is no doubt that the visual image of APCs/MRAPs on the streets of America, occasionally serving warrants and supporting SWAT raids, is an intimidating and threatening image and an ever-present reminder of the power of the State.
The presence of APCs on American streets is clearly not an organic or isolated incident. As Wendy McElroy writes, “it is part of a well-funded, coordinated federal program called Operation Urban Shield.” Essentially Operation Urban Shield is a program designed to train law enforcement to impose martial law . . . and American citizens to accept it. Such was clearly the case in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Police in full combat gear were scarcely identifiable from the actual military marched through the streets of Boston complete with riflemen posted in gun turrets mounted on APCs/MRAPs. Likewise, APCs were a close companion during Occupy peaceful protests.
It is important to understand that whenever one witnesses simultaneous events taking place in seemingly unrelated parts of the world, or even the local scene, seldom is that series of events merely coincidence. It is almost always the signal of a carefully coordinated and orchestrated agenda taking shape after years of backstage planning.
Still, one should wonder just what law enforcement organizations are preparing for and why they believe they need to be outfitted with Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and APCs. If even cursory research is conducted, it will clearly reveal that it is because those at the top level of society have a very grim vision of the future.
Here is an advertisement and demonstration of a BearCat as made by Lenco:
 Wolf, Naomi. The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2007. http://www.amazon.com/The-End-America-Warning-Patriot/dp/1933392797
Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.
Considering all I have learned about politics’ and human nature in the last nine years, I have no doubts that many so called Americans’ approve of this display of contempt by the police; they’d be perfectly happy to have storm troopers on every corner, as Uzis and flack jackets lend drama to lives that don’t have any intellectual pursuits. This deplorable situation is the result of a government controlled education that brain drains our citizens before they reach puberty, and destroys interest in any higher thoughts than self gratification, and media addiction. They actually want a police state and five hundred channels of [PROFESSIONAL ? ] wrestling and NASCAR on the cable, beer, porn, easy sex and two weeks a year at Disney World. They don’t read much, mostly because of honest inability, and count on their fingers, up to maybe six. They never complain because they feel safe, and happy.
October 28th, 2013 by olddog
By Brandon Walker
What if the whole Military purge had a bit of self-preservation to it? What if the US Military has grounds to arrest President Obama, not underimpeachment, but under usurper status?
This may not be as far-fetched as it seems. In fact, it has some very prominent figures looking at the idea. The argument seems centralized on two very key points. The first is that under the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, there was a fail safe built-in, a third grand jury. There was a citizens grand jury. The last time it was used properly was 1935. It states that there is a third grand jury specifically for corruption. Obama has already been indicted by several of these grand juries. Here is one:
There are several from the NAACP, the Black Caucus, Freedom Watch, and others from as early as 2009 to as late as 2013. The trick is who has the jurisdiction to enforce it?
The second relies on if Obama is a Usurper. A Usurper by definition is to seize and hold power (position, authority, etc) by force and without legal right or t to commit forcible or illegal seizure of an office, power, etc.; encroach (Dictionary.com). There are severalvideos on that as well. Here is one from WND:
We know he gave up his US Citizenship for Indonesia. Forget the Birther movement, did he ever apply to get his US Citizenship back? We don’t know because he sealed his records. If he is a Usurper, it would be the Military’s duty to remove him from that position. Is that why he is
purging the Military at a rapid rate?
With that thought in mind comes a well researched account by a person calling themselves watchdog. It is very informative.
It is obviously clear. President Obama is a threat not only to the American people. He is destabilizing the United States every way he can. He did this paying for Treyvon protest trying to start race wars as one example. He is a threat to world peace. He has to be neutralized before he takes the world into an age of war and destruction. Now how can that be done? Congress can pass all the impeachment bills. The US Senate will not by two thirds vote him guilty removing him from office. Politically there is very little that can be done to interpose between Obama and him destroying the world.
So who will step in and take action to avert a disaster from happening? The usurper in the White House is the most lawless President in history that makes Nixon and Clinton look like choir boys in comparison. President Obama does not respect the Constitution and international law. He is waging war against the American people economically and shredding our Bill of Rights daily.
He is waging war against Christianity on the domestic front attacking religious freedom by forcing people of conscience to pay for Obamacare the pays for abortions. He is attacking Christians in the military daring to say the name of Jesus forcing chaplains to marry homosexuals against the moral conviction of the clergy. At the same time erecting Pagan places of worship on military installations. For this matter I call on the Patriots to relieve officers of duty and command who attack the religious freedom of the men and women in uniform. I do not care if the commander is a Buddhist and gay. He must respect and defend all faiths and conscience. If he is willing to follow an unlawful, immoral order without question that will weaken the fighting strength. Then the commanders and officers who carry these immoral orders need to be relieved of command.
President Obama is waging war on Christians in Syria, Egypt and now in Kenya. He is waging war against Christians world wide. He is a threat to the faith. He is arming the enemies of Christianity who are murdering unarmed woman and children. His actions are bringing instability to the world. He does not regard public opinion at all when it comes to gun control when the people are buying guns in record numbers and the citizens reluctance to go to war with Iran and Syria. Obama is a dangerous loose cannon that must be stopped.
First, Obama may be a natural born US Citizen because he was born in Hawaii. But he renounced his US citizenship becoming an Indonesian citizen taking on the name Barry Soetoro. His records are sealed where we do not know his immigration and naturalization records documenting repatriation or if he is a US citizen. Therefore he might be ineligible to hold office. Obama by his actions says he is an agent of a foreign power working against the United States. He is a domestic enemy of the United States.
He is arming Al Qaeda. The same terrorist that killed and maimed soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama’s half brother is being funded by the CIA to fund the Muslim brotherhood. Obama’s cousin Odinga is destabilizing Kenya. Odinga was given advice from Obama when he was a US Senator on how to cause havoc and destabilize Kenya for political gain.
Now with this massacre in Nairobi Kenya killing Christians in a Shopping mall. Now there are calls for the TSA to be in Shopping Malls that are another gun free zone. It would not surprise me if there are shootings in the malls in the states to further a police state here. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was calling for small scale attacks on US soil. Al Zawahri is a CIA backed operative who was behind the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Obama is the head of the Muslim Brotherhood and backs AL Qaeda therefore must be taken down and brought to justice.
Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution written in Article 3 section 3 saying:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
President Obama is commiting treason daily against the Americans people waging war every way possible to weaken our republic. He is involved in insurrection and rebellion against the laws of the Union.
Under Article 6 section 3 of the US Constitution all branches in government are bound
to the oath as outlined
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution.
If we took the oath. We are all duty bound to uphold that oath against all enemies foreign and domestic.
Those who are commissioned Officers in the Armed forces take the oath below:
Commissioned officers taken this oath:
I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend theConstitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”
(DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
Enlisted personal and Non Commissioned Officers take this oath:
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
(Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
That oath does not say to defend unconstitutional laws and illegal orders. It does not say defend a political agenda or corrupt politicians. It does not say defend the dictator. If the laws contradict the USMJ and the Constitution of these United States. The people in the Armed forces are duty bound not to carry out the order.
We are very unique because our oaths are not to a person. But to the US Constitution. The people who written the Constitution and requiring an oath of affirmation to support and defend the Constitution. Not a monarchy. They knew the British Redcoats were bound to the will of the King. Not to any morals. They had to follow the decrees of the King without question. We do not serve a monarchy. We never swore to a dictator. We serve the cause of freedom defending and preserving our Constitution. Our oath to preserve, protect and defend out Constitution is a vital check and balance against tyranny and despotism. The UCMJ requires us to follow lawful orders and not illegal edicts that goes against the law of the land
President Obama through insurrection is working hard to overthrow the government of the United States. Obama is trying to find an excuse to declare a national emergency to place the USA under Martial law. He can announce the President is suspending the Constitution so continuity of government declaring the President Dictator under PD-51 President Bush singed. This makes the President a Dictator under any national emergency the chief executive decides what is and what isn’t . Congress has no say to review. This is a classified document congress is not allowed to read.
Right now in Benjamin Fulford newsletter he says with much skepticism from a source inside the Pentagon.
General Staff officers are making a list of 30,000 people who are New World Order thugs including the
President. All to be arrested for treason and insurrection attempting to overthrow the Constitutional
It has been rumored the Provost Marshal was going to arrest Obama for attempting to detonate a
nuclear device in Washington DC on the 12th Anniversary of Sept 11th. The shooting in the Navy yard could be a smoke screen of the attempted arrest of Obama for treason. I can tell the Military is getting ready to act to defend this nation. When Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty. That was an act of treason trying to repeal the Second Amendment by underhanded means using treaty law.
I do not see much of the Military going out to confiscate guns. It is not 2005 in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It is a different world.
The Military is very awake now to the President’s treasonous ways. It is my hope the Military stands down instead of carrying out illegal orders where Obama is crowned King Nothing~The Lone Star Watchdog
Until then one can only dream that the NDAA signed by President Obama may have the rules applied to him.
October 25th, 2013 by olddog
City of Chicago’s cash cushion plummets, debt triples, arrests drop, water use rises.
By Clint Richardson
“Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed the books on 2012 with $33.4 million in unallocated cash on hand — down from $167 million the year before — while adding to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers, year-end audits show.
Last week, Moody’s Investors ordered an unprecedented triple-drop in the city’s bond rating, citing Chicago’s “very large and growing” pension liabilities, “significant” debt service payments, “unrelenting public safety demands” and historic reluctance to raise local taxes that has continued under Emanuel.
The 2012 city audits explain why. They show that an unallocated balance that was $167 million a year ago because of Emanuel’s aggressive cost-cutting efforts has dropped to $33.4 million.
Budget Director Alex Holt blamed the $133.6 million drop on “honest” budgetingand ending the long-standing practice of carrying “ghost” vacancies.
“We’re trying to be more transparent about what we’re really spending and taking in — not just carrying a bunch of people who took up money in the budget and left money on the table at the end of the year,” Holt said.”
It really wouldn’t be very hard to be completely transparent to the people of Chicago about what the government is “spending and taking in”. All they would have to do is just mention and explain what is written with the “audits” of the City, which are not named in this obfuscating media report. Those audits are federally required of all municipal corporations within the United States, and are officially called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
The only problem is… the CAFR also reveals how much the City of Chicago is saving and hiding from the public and from its own budget report in the form of massive investments. I also shows things most people would never believe are happening in America – that is, besides the fact that an Israeli solder and duel-citizen is acting as Mayor of one of the largest cities in America.
Instead, they use the fallacy of “honest budgeting”.
Now, anyone who knows what a budget report is can likely agree that a budget is not honest, but is in reality an educated guess on future operational expenses, income, and expenditures. In the majority of cases involving corporations, the person or persons doing the budgeting is generally seeking new and creative ways to justify more budget allowances for their corporation or department thereof. In the case of local municipal corporation governments, these creative accounting tricks are implemented on the budget report to justify more taxpayer dollars to be collected in the next fiscal year (or more taxpayer debt to be created through bonds) by ignoring what is reported in the actual audit report, called the CAFR. In short, the “budget report” is created by taking the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the audited financial statements of government), grabbing a black magic marker, and placing black marks over the long-term assets and investments of government accumulated for the years, decades, or centuries that the government has been municipally incorporated.
The budget report is what is created after all of the creative accounting and word magic have virtually pillaged the CAFR of all its investment wealth. And the “honest budget” is thus presented to the people as a declaration of distress, debt, and in some cases bankruptcy.
Here is the link for the 2011-2012 fiscal year Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of Chicago:
Let’s examine how the Rahm Emanuel and his bureaucracy are using the hand-crafted and creatively accounted budget report to literally hide billions and billions of dollars from the public…
BUREAUCRAT. An official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment. –Random House Dictionary
BUREAUCRACY. The abuse of official influence in the affairs of government;corruption… those persons who are employed in bureaus (and) abuse their authority by intrigue to promote their own benefit, or that of friends, rather than the public good. –Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856
A good place to start is in the “Notes To Financial Statements” section, which is a more advanced description of the creative accounting principles and strategies utilized to hide all of Chicago’s wealth as reported in the budget report.
(Page 92) The 2012 Fiscal Year CAFR here explains not only how the government hides its massive stores of wealth, but also how it is privatizing much of its infrastructure by entering into Public Private Partnerships through long-term lease agreements with Banks and other private corporations:
(Note 16) Concession Agreements
The major fund entitled Service Concession and Reserve Fund is used for the purpose of accounting for the deferred inflows associated with governmental fund long-term lease and concession transactions. Deferred inflows areamortized over the life of the related lease and concession agreements.Proceeds from these transactions may be transferred from this fund in accordance with ordinances approved by City Council that define the use of proceeds.
Translation: City of Chicago enters into lease agreements with private corporations, accepts massive lump sum payments in the billions or millions of dollars from that private corporation, and then allows that private corporation to run that infrastructure asset of government for a set amount of years. The private corporation may then raise the fees attached to that infrastructure and earn triple the income over the decades allotted by the lease agreement. And the City thus looses out on future revenue that goes to private corporations. And this, as we are about to see, is why parking is so expensive in Chicago.
Continuing on Page 92 of the CAFR:
In February 2009, the City completed a $1.15 billion concession agreement to allow a private operator to manage and collect revenues from the City’s metered parking system for 75 years. The City received an upfront payment of $1.15 billion which was recognized as a deferred inflow that will be amortized and recognized as revenue over the term of the agreement. The City recognizes $15.3 million of revenue for each year through 2083.
In December 2006, the City completed a long-term concession and lease of the City’s downtown underground public parking system. The concessiongranted a private company the right to operate the garages and collect parking and related revenues for the 99-year term of the agreement. The City received an upfront payment of $563.0 million of which $347.8 million was simultaneously used to purchase three of the underground garages from the Chicago Park District. The City recognized a deferred inflow that will be amortized and recognized as revenue over the term of the lease. The City recognizes $5.7 million of revenue for each year through 2105.
In January 2005, the City completed a long-term concession and lease of the Skyway. The concession granted a private company the right to operate the Skyway and to collect toll revenue from the Skyway for the 99-year term ofthe agreement. The City received an upfront payment of $1.83 billion; a portion of the payment ($446.3 million) advance refunded all of the outstanding Skyway bonds. The City recognized a deferred inflow of $1.83 billion that will beamortized and recognized as revenue over the 99-year term of the agreement. The City recognizes $18.5 million of revenue related to this transaction for each year through 2103. Skyway land, bridges, other facilities and equipment continue to be reported on the Statement of Net Position and will be depreciated, as applicable, over their useful lives. The deferred inflow of the Skyway is reported in the Proprietary Funds Statement of Net Position.
To the people of Chicago, I suggest you read that again. And again…
Did you notice that the City of Chicago government purchased infrastructure from itself, by buying garages from Chicago Park District? In this way, it created what it loves best – a self-perpetuated debt.
The Chicago Park District website states:
“In 1959, the system expanded again, when the City of Chicago transferred more than 250 parks, playlots, natatoriums, and beaches to the Chicago Park District. Now the steward of 8,000+ acres of open space, totaling more than 570 parks, 31 beaches, 50 nature areas, and 2 world-class conservatories and host of thousands of special events, cultural, nature, sports and recreational programs, the Chicago Park District remains the nation’s leading provider of green space and recreation.”
Don’t confuse the park district as not a part of the City government. Instead of creating a debt by purchasing the parking garages, the City could have simply transferred them over to itself like it transferred so many parks and beaches in the past. But again, government loves to be in debt to itself, because that means it can hide its assets by claiming the assets must pay for the imaginary debt that it owes itself.
Here’s how the above concession and lease agreement scam works:
Step 1) Taxpayers pay taxes to build a public infrastructure project, in this case parking garages and meters.
Step 2) Government on behalf of taxpayers privatizes the operation of the infrastructure without actually selling the physical public property. A private corporation, often companies like J P Morgan Chase, will then operate and collect fees or the life of the lease agreement, and are allowed by the government to set the prices themselves.
Step 3) Taxpayers suddenly see higher taxes in the form of fees for that public service on what they still believe to be publicly run infrastructure. They don’t comprehend what happened simply because NO TAXPAYER APPROVAL IS NEEDED for this long-term lease and concession to take place. Why is no taxpayer vote needed? Because the City is acquiring future revenues on what would have been charged for that taxpayer infrastructure in the future (up to 99 years in the future). So its as if the City is still pretending to run the parking garage and meters by only allowing itself to collect the projected revenues each year while the Billions and billions of dollars it already collected get put into investment funds unavailable for taxpayer services. Taxpayers are left out of the whole process, except for paying the fees to a private corporation.
Step 4) Over the life of the lease agreement (for up to 99 years), a private corporation will collect 200-2,000% more tax revenue (fees) than it originally paid the City to acquire it. It will raise prices dramatically over that time to rake in incredible and guaranteed profits by law.
Step 5) The City sits on billions of dollars (which it does not report as an asset in the budget report, only in the CAFR) and invests it over that 99 year lease. And the profits and gains from those investments never really help the taxpayer or go to taxpayer services in any way, shape, or form. Often, the city loans out those billions to other municipalities or private corporations.
Step 6) With the money invested and gaining a return on investment, the City requires that those billions remain in an investment fund, not be touched for any other reason than to once a year make an allotment as a yearly payment to itself. And the taxpayers see income from the parking garage and never comprehend the organized crime that is taking place under their noses.
Step 7) The City, over that up to 99-year time period, will continuously claim that it is broke, simply because the billions and billions mentioned above are not included as assets on the budget report. This justifies requirements for new taxation from the already pillaged public, and very likely will be used as an excuse to declare bankruptcy – all because the money remains hidden from the taxpayer budget report. And guess what? The taxpayers will likely still pay the bills for maintenance upkeep and improvements on those privately run parking structures through their general taxes.
Now, does this sound like “honest” budgeting to you?
So in these three organized criminal enterprises alone, we have just honestly uncovered the fact that the City is hiding $3.54 billion from the taxpayer budget report - Money that right now, today, could be used to pay off much of the City’s long-term debt or used for taxpayer services. Or hell, it could be given back to those corrupt private corporations so that the people aren’t beholden to the will and whims of private corporations.
There’s one more thing on the next page that Chicago taxpayers should be aware of:
The 1996 Reauthorization Act, Title 49 United States Code §47134, authorized the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) to establish the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (the “Pilot Program”), pursuant to which the FAA isauthorized to permit public airport sponsors to sell or lease an airport. The 2012 Reauthorization Act increased the number of airports that could participate in the program from five to ten. Only one of the ten airports can be a “large hub” airport (having enplanements that equal or exceed one percent of the enplanements at all U.S. commercial airports). On September 2006, the City applied to the FAA under the Pilot Program with respect to Chicago Midway International Airport (“Midway”) with extensions requested periodically and most recently in April 2012. The City is currently pursuing bids for a lease of Midway under the provisions of the Pilot Program. The City is not under any obligation to accept any bids, and it is not possible at this time to predict whether or not the City will enter into a lease of Midway pursuant to the Pilot Program or when such a transaction might occur.
Again, the citizens and voters of Chicago will not be consulted here. No vote will be necessary. Sorry folks. You are out of the political loop now. The country is being privatized.
I wonder how many billions an airport will go for?
Imagine how invasive and tyrannical those unconstitutional searches and pat-downs are going to be when the airports are run by private corporations…
Unless you frightened subjects actually grow a pair and stop this from happening!
But I digress, for we are only scratching the surface here Chicago.
Let’s take a look at how municipal corporations around the country use the same financial accounting trick to hide their true financial position, including all investment funds, by magically erasing all of their wealth from the budget report.
Remember, the CAFR is created first, and only then is the budget created from what is leftover after all of the clever and creative accounting has already been done within the true CAFR audit.
(Page 31) Here we find the basic financial statements, listing assets, liabilities, and the net balance.
CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS STATEMENT OF NET POSITION
ASSETS AND DEFERRED OUTFLOWS
Total assets are listed at $31,095,607,000
$20 billion of that is listed as “Capital Assets” such as buildings, machinery, vehicles, etc.
Just over $10 billion is listed as other assets, including investments of about $7 billion.
As we pour over these basic line items, we see nothing but what is called “current assets” – the cash, investments, and other assets that the City of Chicago had on hand as of December 31, 2012.
But now we need to look at the liabilities section in order to see where that creative magic accounting happens…
LIABILITIES AND DEFERRED INFLOWS
We see here only about $3 or $4 billion in actual liabilities for the current fiscal year, including what is called “due within one year” on the City’s “long-term liabilities”. This is the normal operating expenses for the City in the average fiscal year.
But that’s were the honest budgeting ends. And here is where we find the bulk of the assets hidden within Chicago City’s investment funds…
Due in More Than One Year ……………… $28,354,779,000
Remember, in our assets section we see no reporting of any projected or future assets.
Yet in the liabilities section we see a line item representing all future liabilities in the form of amortized payments on bonds, loans, and other debt. And these future liabilities, in the end, effect the current assets as reported to the taxpayer on the budget report.
At the end of this chart of net position, we see how incredibly corrupt this little trick is:
NET POSITION (including in/out-flows)
Total Assets…………………… $31,095,607,000
Total Liabilities………………. $34,923,854,000
Total Net Position …………. $-3,828,247,000
So the City of Chicago has just magically erased over $28 billion dollars worth of cash, investment capital, and other asset wealth from the books by utilizing future amortized debt balances (that don’t yet exist in the fiscal year) against current assets. There is no mention of the future tax revenues that will pay for those future liabilities. And when the Chicago municipal corporation reports their total asset balance to the fine but clueless people of the City of Chicago, a 28 billion dollar lie will have been sponsored by none other than Mayor Rahm Emanuel himself… and for that matter every mayor across the United States.
Now then, what was that bunch of lies the Chicago Sun Times quoted Rahm Emanuel and his financial minions from?
“Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed the books on 2012 with $33.4 million in unallocated cash on hand — down from $167 million the year before — while adding to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers, year-end audits show…
The 2012 city audits explain why. They show that an unallocated balance that was $167 million a year ago because of Emanuel’s aggressive cost-cutting efforts has dropped to $33.4 million.
Budget Director Alex Holt blamed the $133.6 million drop on “honest” budgeting…”
“We’re trying to be more transparent about what we’re really spending and taking in…”
How quaint. They are talking to the dumbed-down people in financial terms of millions while they play and invest behind our backs with BILLIONS!!!
This cursory look into the financial situation of Chicago has been very basic indeed. The CAFR is rich with multiple creative accounting schemes and best practices that are all approved by the private, non-governmental association (Government Financial Officers Association – GFOA) that makes these little rules (Generally Accepted Accounting Principals – GAAP) that allow all governments to hide massive amounts of investment wealth from their citizens. There are doubtlessly many more treasures to find, including the true investment fund balances compared to what is reported. They have so many tricks up their sleeves.
Take a look. Read the notes. You’ll be shocked at what you find…
The only question I have, now that the people of Chicago know that tomorrow their government could be completely out of debt and on the road to permanent independence and prosperity with unlimited potential simply by paying off all its future debt with its current assets (as most city’s in America could do) is…
What in God’s name are you going to do about it?
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Who Am I?
Welcome to my world…
Clint Richardson is my real name. I stand up and take responsibility for any and all content and actions by myself. No Pseudo, corporate, or stage names necessary. For I am living without straw.
This blog represents countless hours of research into the complex structure of society and the organized crime syndicate called “government”. I offer this without profit or motive, without sponsor or advertising. In this way, I hope to promote unbiased and unhindered information that is both based on the ancient liberal arts (trivium) and without fallacy, mixed with my own brand of sarcastic but sharply painful commentary of what is reality.
As a virtual matrix is of artificiality is being built up around us, and as we unwittingly accept and wallow in this destructive social media, this blog is all I can do to cry out in the digital wilderness before we all fall in too deep. The real world is crumbling while this virtual reality is built up and sparkling new each and every year. And as our actions against tyranny continuously get redirected to this false reality of artificiality in an inter-connected trap we call the inter-net, crimes against humanity go unchecked within the real world as un-empathetic corporations are protected from harm by unethical politicians.
And so, with a small and totally independent voice I research and write.
As this artificial digital social world of media repulses me with every new upgrade, my participation in it will likely stay limited to this blog and my movies. I have no desire to be part of a brave new world of trans-humanity…
After nearly four years of continuous contributions to this blog, I must disclaim that many of my previous misconceptions in earlier posts have been changed and corrected in later posts – a necessary learning curve for such a monstrously and purposefully obfuscating history written by the controllers and victors of the past. And I suppose that of the subjects I write about today, I will need this same disclaimer in another four years! The most important lesson is that there is never a final lesson; that the humility of being passionate but wrong is the most important learning tool of all, if one can only recognize the virtue of overcoming ego.
May this information enlighten and provoke you as well to break free of this virtual world before it ensnares you in the helpless frequencies of digital futility and servitude to the real.
October 24th, 2013 by olddog
By James Hall
How can any citizen express fidelity to their own kind when they accept that resistance, even if misguided, needs to be practiced? The following passage speaks from the grave:
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.”
Is this the correct course for freemen or is this a formula for disaster? The answer lies in the next quote:
“When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.”
The justification for defiance is because it is moral. What radical spoke these words? Must have been some malcontent criminal disgruntled with his own failures blaming society for his inability to get along with his peers. The reaction to fixing wrongs, perceived or real, is natural and universal. A response to a political condition may not on the surface seem to be proactive. Hitherto, on closer examination, standing up to injustice and righting wrongs is steeped in courage and fortitude. The great confusion that persists in political discourse arises from a distorted sense of involving a society into areas that were never meant to correct. The entire ethos that professes interventionism into the affairs of others is the source of error that has brought more pain and suffering to humanity than most are willing to acknowledge. Understanding the distinctions of what and when to take up the crusader cause or the missionary gospel is the delicate task of pursuing and achieving political knowledge.
Still the other ingredient that needs to be observed is that rebelliousness must be rooted in morality. Moral principles need not be codified with any particular religious sect. Yet, even a prolific atheist ethicist like Ayn Rand could not bridge the great divide to oblige civil conduct in the absence of a creator authority. Misrepresentation that fosters an exact separation of church and state has become a public poison that undermines and emasculates the moral fiber of society. Perverting history is the goal of cultural relativists. Progressive progress is their creed. Both are toxic, the former giving illusions the status of fact and the later the seed of societal destruction.
Reactionaries are called intractable not because they are wrong, but because they oppose the idiotic course that secular humanism has superimposed upon humanity. Essentially, at the end of the day, what matters is that the values and principles of traditional Western Civilization are founded upon rational honesty and spiritual compliance. Both are necessary to achieve a healthy and vigorous society. Revelation has become suspect and reviled by the social reformers who seek to expel any limiting factor on the excess of human behavior. Morality within a “Politically Correct” culture requires the removal of God from the political landscape. Establishing a total separation of church and state is actually a social requirement in order to bury God and make Man omniscient.
Radical actions are easily understood compared to reactionary principles. The notion that championing tradition means preserving the status quo is beyond absurdity. The current condition has become a callous chaotic cauldron. Maintaining the norms of a culture gone mad does not defend civilization or protect a society. All that has been cherished and worthy of preservation has been demeaned, denigrated and defamed by irresponsible clones that apply a “Totalitarian Collectivism”, designed by hieratical elites and practiced by fanatical “True Believers”. These are the real subversives.
Breaking All The Rules in your own personal life is the moral social equivalent to witnessing one’s faith in Supreme Being authority. Exercising humility to divine providence, while practicing proactive civil disobedience, has become the formula to combat the malicious forces that seek the ultimate destruction of our most unique nation. “So to avoid confusion and to re-establish and capture a clear and elegant interpretation of the essence in the paleoconservative, Old Cause, Populism, America First, Washington “farewell address” mindset, we are coining the term: Revo-Ami. Revo – for revolutionary, Ami – for friend of America.” This concept was first presented back in 2003. How many have been motivated to put into practice the revolutionary spirit of our forbearers? RADICAL REACTIONARY is a project that will boldly put forth the case for the OLD RIGHT heritage that founded America.
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue”, in the entire citation from Barry Goldwater. Is this viewpoint consistent with the quotes in the beginning of this Preamble? Does it not drive home the need for both liberty and justice within the same society? Legitimate wrongs are often overlooked or seldom emphasized by counterfeit conservatives. The phony NeoCons are betrayers of the true legacy of limited government, individual liberty and personal responsibility. The genius that wrote this admonition message of distrust for centralized despotism and state tyranny was none other than Thomas Jefferson. Both Goldwater and Jefferson would now be considered kindred cousins. Both would be deemed radical reactionaries. And in the era of Patriot Act newspeak, both would be condemned as potential terrorists.
Posterity will not forgive the sins of omission. How many citizens deserve the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the brave patriots that fought at Lexington and Concord? Each person should have that chance, but few earn the right to become guardians of our heritage. Reactionary is not a dirt word or a dishonored person. The traditionalist is an enlightened diehard in the defense of individual liberty and social justice. Knowing what that means and how to aggressively achieve the original promise of America is the purpose of this series. The adventure is not based upon jingoistic hubris or deviant greed; but rests upon an unerring faith in divine providence as our guide.
Often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville: “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great”, has rung true for generations. Today, the essential fabric of society is in turmoil. No longer does governance value being good and is consumed with only being great. The demise of America is real. The reversal of fortunes won’t be based upon financial wealth or military entanglements. The solution to restoration of goodness requires traditional ideals and radical deeds. Join in this renaissance journey for the sake of the nation, your neighbors and family.
October 23rd, 2013 by olddog
By Dave Hodges
There is one undeniable fact that is emerging from the world of international finance, if you want to retain the money that you have earned, you are going to have to leave the country or you are going to have to overthrow the bankers that have hijacked your government.
I will not mince words, this means revolution in which your primary foe will be DHS and their 2.2 billion rounds of newly acquired ammunition and their 2700 armored personnel carriers. There is no middle ground, it is either fight or acquiesce. And the bad guys know this and this is why they have a plan to incrementally steal your money under false pretenses so as not to alert the masses and rouse them into a state of revolution. .
How We Got In the Present Mess
The threat to your financial well-being has far less to do with the persistent and incremental theft of your money by the Federal Reserve, which has resulted in the value of your dollar eroding to a value of less than 4 cents over the past 100 years. The present day threat has to do with the outright theft of your bank account by new IMF policies.
These same bankers, who have deflated the dollar and wrecked the economy, are coming after your pensions, as I have written about; and now the banksters want your bank accounts.
The IMF Is the Enforcer of the Global Elite
IMF director, Christine Lagarde, has been recklessly advocating for a wholesale seizure of 10% of all accounts in the Eurozone, but because there may be riots and even a revolution if there are wholesale bail-ins, the IMF has settled on a more incremental plan of economic subjugation in a which a 10% tax will implemented against all bank account holders in order to pay down the debt.
What the IMF and the central bankers are not telling you is that the debt can never be paid down because the primary source of the debt comes from the derivatives market which totals a minimum of one quadrillion dollars which is 16 times the entire value of the planet. In short, these banksters are merely trying to stay one step ahead of the burning bridge by stealing your pensions and bank accounts. And does anyone truly believe that these banksters will stop at looting just 10% of your bank account? When does 10% become 20%, which becomes 30%, which becomes 100%? This will be followed by the bankers issuing a neo-feudalism style of welfare to all citizens. Mark my words America, the 10% “tax” is just the starting point.
Selling the “Tax” As a Tax on the Rich
The ultimate “gold-digger”
The IMF has repackaged Lagarde’s recommendation for a 10% tax on all banking accounts and is recommending that all developed countries make up their debt load by “taxing the rich”. This is the same game, just a different name. This game of semantics is based upon the belief that the people of ordinary means will accept a 10% initial hit on their savings so long as the rich are sharing in the pain. Really? Since when have the rich ever shared in the burden for anything? Last year, Warren Buffet bragged that his secretary paid more tax than he does. The rich do not pay tax, they are allowed by the IRS to accept payment for their services in off-shore foreign banks that the IRS does not solicit information from. You and I do not have access to the same tax evasion schemes because it often takes a minimum of $30-50 million dollars to open such an account in places like the Cayman Islands. Therefore, when Lagarde’s IMF tells you that you are going to be taxed (i.e. 10% of your bank account stolen) at the same rate as the rich, do not believe Lagarde and the IMF because they are lying through their teeth.
The coming global tax will be instituted through the central bank of each nation. This means that in the US, the Federal Reserve Banks of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase et al., will be impacted. This means that the tax-dodge banks used by the global elite in the Cayman Islands will be exempt from this “tax” because they are not under the direct authority of a central bank.
Ask yourself, when you have been standing in the teller lines at the Bank of America, how many times have you seen Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, Warren Buffet, George Soros and Donald Trump in the same teller line next to you? These banksters will not pay one dime in tribute to the IMF. This entire burden, just as it is with the tax system, will be paid by the middle class of each nation. The elite do not bank where you do.
Global Elite Finance As a Second Language
If you want to truly understand where this is headed, you must become fluent in the language of the global elite and the first prerequisite understanding that you must acquire is that no developed nation is taxing the rich to any significant degree. A nation can say they are taxing the rich and they can even pass laws which state that they are taxing the rich, but no nation is truly taxing the rich. If a nation was to decide to actually to tax the rich, the money of the rich, and their corporate assets, would leave that country so fast that your head would spin because the developed nations of the world are in a race to the bottom in terms of recruiting corporations to relocate to their country by offering corporations and their elite owners huge tax incentives while passing along the corporate and banking debt load to what’s left of the middle class. Therefore, what does tax the rich really mean?
The New Version of Taxing the Rich
The statement, taxing the rich means that the elite are going to introduce what appears to be a universal program which will, on the surface, appear to tax everyone the same in order to pay for the massive debt that is crushing every country on the planet, namely, the derivatives debt.
In the last section of the 10% tax requested, in the IMF report, on page 58, it states the following:
“The tax rates needed to bring down public debt to precrisis levels, moreover, are sizable: reducing debt ratios to end-2007 levels would require (for a sample of 15 euro area countries) a tax rate of about 10 percent on households with positive net wealth... Simulations show that maintaining the overall budget at a level consistent with the IMF staff’s medium-term advice would bring the average debt ratio to about 70 percent of GDP by 2030, although in a few countries it would remain above 80 percent. However, the large debt stock, the uncertain global environment, weak growth prospects, and the absence of well-specified medium-term adjustment plans in systemic economies like Japan and the United States complicate the task.“
The Expatriation Option
This above-mentioned IMF analysis tells you quite clearly that their “debt reduction” plan is coming to Japan and the United States. So, perhaps you will decide like record numbers of Americans have already done, that it is time to go to a country such as Costa Rica or Norway and take your money with you. While it is true that you might be able expatriate to one of these countries, taking the bulk of your money with you is going to be a fundamental problem.
JP Morgan Chase has announced that they are stopping international wire transfers from private accounts and are limiting account holders to less than $50,000 cash withdrawals. In the past couple of days, HSBC (America) has announced the same basic policies. I expect that within the next 30 days, the Bank of America and Wells Fargo will follow suit. This is clearly a move designed to prevent capital flight from the United States so that the bankers will have easy access to your funds. Let’s take a big picture view, shall we? There can be no other conclusion than this nation’s megabanks are locking up the money supply that they have control over in preparation of implementing the 10% “tax” on you money.
Even if you decide to give your money one small extra layer of protection and move it into a credit union, and then move your money out of the country, your efforts will largely fail. Because the $50,000 transfer prohibition applies to the transfer of your money to domestic banks as well. The banks are telling you that they own your money, and legally they are correct. Very soon, this expatriation option will disappear.
Your Bank Account Has No Protection
The FDIC has only about $25 billion in its deposit insurance fund, which is mandated by law to keep a balance equivalent to only 1.15% of insured deposits. If a banking collapse were to be on the near horizon, the banksters are not going to notify you because they would not want to incite a bank run. With only 1.15% of all deposits being insured by the FDIC, your money would be left vulnerable and only the elite would be warned as they quietly transfer their money to a safer haven. How do I know this? Because this is exactly what my research discovered on the money movements preceding the Gulf oil spill, as it ws revealed that on the morning of the explosion, Goldman Sachs issued a “put option for preferred insiders” in Transocean (the owner of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig) and the elite had their stock profit margin guaranteed while everyone else took a financial bath! This is the undeniable pattern of the global elite.
Additionally, your bank account has been collateralized against the derivatives debt. The bankruptcy reform laws stemming from the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, derivatives counter-parties are given preference over all other creditors and customers of the bankrupt financial institution, including FDIC insured depositors. This gives what the experts call “super priority” in terms of the line of succession from which to collect bankruptcy monies. Bank of America has conspicuously co-mingled their derivatives debt with your savings account and as such they have every legal right use your money to cover their debt. Oh, they would never do that you say? I have bad news for the uninformed, they already have done that very thing. In the MF Global debacle, the reason that MF Global customers lost their segregated account funds was because the MF Global debt load was caused primarily because of their derivatives debt which, under bankruptcy laws, gave derivatives claimants super-priority in the bankruptcy proceedings. In short, you do not matter.
A Message to All Police State Surveillance Grid Employees
Hey NSA, while you are watching us, the IMF is watching your pensions and bank accounts.
To all of you in the NSA who are spying on Americans to determine who has been naughty or nice, your banks accounts and pensions will soon be gone as well. To all military and police, the same is true for you too. It does not make sense for any American to go along with this tyranny. Why would you people fight on the side of those who would rob you blind at the end of the day? Expatriate or Fight? The options are narrowing very quickly.
Tick, tick tick…..It is 5 seconds to midnight.
October 22nd, 2013 by olddog
By John W. Whitehead
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”—Winston Churchill
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer.
Unfortunately, with every passing week, we are hearing more and more horror stories in which homeowners are injured or killed simply because they mistook a SWAT team raid by police for a home invasion by criminals. Never mind that the unsuspecting homeowner, woken from sleep by the sounds of a violent entry, has no way of distinguishing between a home invasion by a criminal as opposed to a government agent. Too often, the destruction of life and property wrought by the police is no less horrifying than that carried out by criminal invaders.
Consider, for example, the sad scenario that played out when a SWAT team kicked open the door of ex-Marine Jose Guerena’s home during a drug raid and opened fire. Thinking his home was being invaded by criminals, Guerena told his wife and child to hide in a closet, grabbed a gun and waited in the hallway to confront the intruders. He never fired his weapon. In fact, the safety was still on his gun when he was killed. The SWAT officers, however, not as restrained, fired 70 rounds of ammunition at Guerena—23 of those bullets made contact. Guerena had had no prior criminal record, and the police found nothing illegal in his home.
Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones was sleeping on her living room sofa, which was positioned under a window, when suddenly, the silence of the night was shattered by a flash grenade thrown through the living room window, followed by the sounds of police bursting into the apartment and a gun going off. Rushing into the room, Aiyana’s father, Charles, found himself tackled by police and forced to lie on the floor, his face in a pool of his daughter’s blood. It would be hours before Charles would be informed that his daughter was dead. The 34-year-old suspect the police had been looking for would later be found elsewhere in the apartment building.
Then there was the time police used a battering ram to break into the home of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnson, mistakenly believing her house to be a drug den. Fearing that burglars were entering her home, which was situated in a dangerous neighborhood, Johnson fired a warning shot when the door burst open. Police unleashed a hail of gunfire, hitting Johnson with six bullets. Johnson died.
Eighty-year-old Eugene Mallory suffered a similar fate when deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, claiming to have smelled chemicals related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, raided the multi-unit property in which Mallory lived. Thinking that his home was being invaded by burglars, Mallory allegedly raised a gun at the intruders, who shot him six times. Mallory died. “The lesson here,” observed the spokesman for the sheriff’s department, “is don’t pull a gun on a deputy.”
In Fort Worth, Texas, two rookie police officers sent to investigate a possible burglary circled 72-year-old Jerry Waller’s house with flashlights shining. Waller, concerned that his home was being cased, went to his garage, armed with a gun for self-defense. The two officers snuck up on Waller, who raised his gun on the intruders. When Waller failed to obey orders to lower his gun, the officers shot and killed him. It turned out the officers had gone to the wrong address. They blamed the shooting death on “poor lighting.”
During a raid in Ogden, Utah, police dressed in black and carrying assault rifles charged into a darkened home. Upon entering the hallway and encountering a man holding a shiny object that one officer thought was a sword, police opened fire. Three shots later, 45-year-old Todd Blair fell to the floor dead. In his hands was a shiny golf club.
In Sarasota, Florida, a mixture of federal and local police converged on the apartment complex where Louise Goldsberry lived after receiving a tip that a child rape suspect was in the complex. Unaware of police activity outside, Louise was washing dishes in her kitchen when a man wearing what appeared to be a hunting vest pointed a rifle at her through her window. Fearing that she was about to be attacked, Louise retrieved her revolver from her bedroom. Meanwhile, the man began pounding on Louise’s front door, saying, “We’re the f@#$ing police; open the f@#$ing door.” Identifying himself as a police officer, the rifle-wielding man then opened the door, pointed a gun at Goldsberry and her boyfriend, who was also present, and yelled, “Drop the f@#$ing gun or I’ll f@#$ing shoot you.” Ironically, the officer later justified his behavior on the grounds that he didn’t like having a gun pointed at him and because “I have to go home at night.”
These incidents underscore a dangerous mindset in which civilians (often unarmed and defenseless) not only have less rights than militarized police, but also one in which the safety of civilians is treated as a lower priority than the safety of their police counterparts (who are armed to the hilt with an array of lethal and nonlethal weapons), the privacy of civilians is negligible in the face of the government’s various missions, and the homes of civilians are no longer the refuge from government intrusion that they once were.
It wasn’t always this way, however. There was a time in America when a man’s home really was a sanctuary where he and his family could be safe and secure from the threat of invasion by government agents, who were held at bay by the dictates of the Fourth Amendment, which protects American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Fourth Amendment, in turn, was added to the U.S. Constitution by colonists still smarting from the abuses they had been forced to endure while under British rule, among these home invasions by the military under the guise of writs of assistance. These writs were nothing less than open-ended royal documents which British soldiers used as a justification for barging into the homes of colonists and rifling through their belongings. James Otis, a renowned colonial attorney, “condemned writs of assistance because they were perpetual, universal (addressed to every officer and subject in the realm), and allowed anyone to conduct a search in violation of the essential principle of English liberty that a peaceable man’s house is his castle.” As Otis noted:
“Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle; and whilst he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle. This writ, if it should be declared legal, would totally annihilate this privilege. Custom-house officers may enter our houses when they please; we are commanded to permit their entry. Their menial servants may enter, may break locks, bars, and everything in their way; and whether they break through malice or revenge, no man, no court can inquire. Bare suspicion without oath is sufficient.”
To our detriment, we have now come full circle, returning to a time before the American Revolution when government agents—with the blessing of the courts—could force their way into a citizen’s home, with seemingly little concern for lives lost and property damaged in the process.
Actually, we may be worse off today than our colonial ancestors when one considers the extent to which courts have sanctioned the use of no-knock raids by police SWAT teams (occurring at a rate of 70,000 to 80,000 a year and growing); the arsenal of lethal weapons available to local police agencies; the ease with which courts now dispense search warrants based often on little more than a suspicion of wrongdoing; and the inability of police to distinguish between reasonable suspicion and the higher standard of probable cause, the latter of which is required by the Constitution before any government official can search an individual or his property.
Indeed, if Winston Churchill is correct that “democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman,” then it’s safe to say that we no longer live in a democracy. Certainly not in a day and age when the Fourth Amendment, which was intended to protect us against the police state, especially home invasions by government agents, has been reduced to little more than words on paper.
At seventy three, is this what I have to look forward to? Will they kill my wife too? How about my little dog, too small to bite an ankle? It gripes my ass to think this is what American’s have accepted as protection. Protection from these goons is worse than being invaded by drug attics. And these scumbags call themselves Americans???? You should hear some of their excuses for this kind of behavior. Most of them want to be known by their pears as bad-ass killers, like it’s a badge of honor.
October 21st, 2013 by olddog
By Jon Christian Ryter
An excerpt from the book, Whatever Happened To America?
In 1917 Woodrow Wilson's Congress enacted the Trading With the Enemy Act to regulate—not forbid—trade with belligerent nations. The language of this piece of legislation defined precisely who was, and who was not, an enemy of the United States. Specifically excluded from that classification were the citizens of the United States. That was an oversight that would be corrected three days after Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the mantle of the presidency on March 6, 1933.
During the first 100 days of Roosevelt's administration, Congress passed a litany of legislative programs ostensibly designed to stimulate the economy and send America back to work. Most of this legislation was expediently enacted with about as much congressional forethought as the Emergency Banking Relief Act. A great deal of it, like the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Congressional Gold Repeal Joint Resolution, violated the Constitution of the United States, and portions of those acts would be declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1935.
The first of three laws designed to wrest control of the United States away from the States and the people was engineered on May 9, 1933. This law, enacted without a single Congressman or Senator reading it and after only 40 minutes of debate in both houses of Congress, by both parties was the Emergency Banking Relief Act.
There were at least two reasons Roosevelt didn't want Congress looking too closely at the language of the Emergency Banking Relief Act. First, it restructured the banking system of the United States and placed even more monetary control in the hands of the central bankers. Second, it gave Roosevelt war powers control over the United States of America in peacetime. But most important, it changed the language of the Trading with the Enemy Act, effectively classifying the citizens of the United States as the enemies of their own central government. And, it did one other thing. It granted Roosevelt (or whomever would follow him into the White House) the right to redefine the ownership of private property in the United States.
Such redefinition was necessary since the war powers authority Roosevelt was being accorded to deal with the national emergency granted him the right to seize the property of those who failed to comply with the laws which were being enacted. The right to seize the property of American citizens without due process would be one of the paramount weapons the government would continue to use long after the emergency expired. It would be a much-used weapon by the Internal Revenue Service, which has not hesitated to seize any asset or property of any American citizen without due process since 1934. In the last few years, that right has also been assumed by State and federal police agencies who now seize the assets of drug dealers and those charged with violations of the RICO act at the time of arrest, not conviction. Gone forever is the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Municipalities do the same when they seize the vehicles driven by johns arrested for seeking the illicit pleasures of prostitutes in hundreds of sting operations launched each year by countless brigades of city and county police agencies throughout the country. All such laws, regardless of their deterrent qualities, and regardless if they are upheld by the courts, violate the Constitution of the United States because they deny the accused the right to due process before seizure takes place—an inalienable right they possess under the Constitution of the United States.
It is a troubling sign of our times that courts of law in America, regardless of the compelling interest of society to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs that are taking such a devastating toll on human life and dignity while breeding all other forms of crime from petty larceny to murder, would wantonly violate the Constitution of the United States under the guise of providing a safer and more secure America.
The redefinition of private property rights is found in Senate Document 43 that examined, and attempted to justify, the ramifications of the powers delegated to the President under the War Powers Act albeit after-the-fact. On page 9 of that document, the Senate brazenly declared: "The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called 'ownership' is only by virtue of the Government, i.e., law, amounting to mere user…" That particular facet of Document 43, further clarified by Senate Report 93-549, has become codified by precedent.
As the Senate began to examine exactly what powers they had granted the President by amending the Trading With the Enemy Act on March 9, 1933, they concluded that: "Under these powers the president may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private industry; restrict travel, and in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens." (Senate Report 93-549.)
It is important to note that every dictatorship in the modern world has abrogated the rights of private ownership, seized property at will, organized and controlled all production within its society, seized and controlled the transportation infrastructure of the nation, nationalized communications to censor the free expression of opinion and restricted the movement of its citizens. This is usually done with an internal passport which the citizens of every authoritarian country are required to carry with them at all times. Whenever these steps are taken by any government, democracy dies a bittersweet death and totalitarianism is born in the ashes of lost freedom.
The Roosevelt brain trust, in paving the way for Roosevelt to implement his New Deal programs, privately acknowledged that most of the economic and social programs they were constructing even before Roosevelt assumed the White House would be legally problematic when viewed in the context of the constitutionality of a United States president's authority in peacetime. In times of war, the Constitution allows for the broadening of presidential powers by the Chief Executive to deal with extraneous, albeit temporary, emergencies that seriously threaten the security and welfare of the nation.
However, in 1933 America was not at war. It was a dilemma the brain trust would quickly solve by modifying the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 to include any national emergency. In doing so, it was also necessary to redefine the enemy since the extraneous authority granted the President under the terms of Public Law 91 was directed only at the enemies, and allies of the enemies, of the United States. A peacetime application of the Trading With the Enemy Act without some form of universal modification that would allow Roosevelt to apply the tenets of that law against the citizens of the United States would be meaningless.
Public Law 1, stemming from H.R. 1491, will long be remembered both as the bill nobody read and the legislation that gave the President of the United States dictatorial power over America. As Americans, many of us criticize those citizens who blindly vote for candidates based solely on their political affiliation without possessing any knowledge of the issues at stake in the election in which they are casting their ballots. Yet, in the Congress of the United States, on March 9, 1933, those we elected to represent us before the federal government of the United States did precisely that very thing themselves. Is it any wonder the electorate of America has a herd mentality?
What happened that day in 1933 is more terrifying than the stock market crash and the ensuing Depression combined. Clearly those we elected, and continue to elect, no longer represent the constituents who placed them in office and have not for several years. Most career politicians have been institutionalized and clearly represent only the interests of big government and the special interest groups that contribute massive amounts to keep them in office so they can manipulate the reins of government from behind the scenes in the name of the general public they are sworn to serve.
The special session of Congress that met on March 9, 1933 did so because the President of the United States called them to address a national emergency of such extraordinary proportions that it required extraordinary legislation to cope with the crisis. If that fact, in and of itself, was not a red flag (pardon the pun), the failure to read the legislation being considered for rushed passage (another red flag), or the preamble of the legislation itself should have been.
"Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress hereby declares that a serious emergency exists and that it is imperatively necessary speedily to put into effect remedies of uniform national application.
TITLE I. Section 1. The actions, regulations, rules, licenses, orders and proclamations heretofore or hereafter taken, promulgated, made, or issued by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Treasury since March 4, 1933, pursuant to the authority conferred by subsection (b) of section 5 of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended, are hereby approved and confirmed."
A very large red flag was being waved.
The Emergency Bill begins with an admission that the new President and his Treasury Secretary had already broken the law; and were now seeking not only retroactive exoneration for those deeds, but absolution from future infractions of the Constitution as well. Clearly, Roosevelt and Attorney General Homer Cummings did not want Congress scrutinizing the bill too closely because some of the very subtle textual changes they made in their revisions of the Act of October 6, 1917 might not stand up under the light of day.
Many Congressmen believed the only revisions were those found in Section 5(b) (italicized). "During time of waror during any other period of national emergency declared by the President, the President may, through any agency he may designate, or otherwise, investigate, regulate, or prohibit, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, by means of license or otherwise, any transactions in foreign exchange, transfers of credits between or payments by banking institutions as defined by the President, and export, hoarding, melting, or earmarking of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency, by any person within the United States or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof…"
In fact, the Act of October 6, 1917 expressly forbade the President from interfering in banking transactions executed wholly within the United States. Furthermore, Public Law 91, Chapter 106, declares itself to be "An Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes" none of which dealt with citizens of the United States, clearly defined by Section 2(c): "(c) Such other individuals, or body or class of individuals, as may be natives, citizens, or subjects of any nation with which the United States is at war, other than citizens of the United States…" Again, we see the same exclusion. As defined under the Act of October 6, 1917, American citizens were exempted from the classification of an "enemy." However, in the Roosevelt version, the only people under scrutiny for punitive action are American citizens or those who haplessly fall within the jurisdiction of the United States government. Roosevelt sought, and was granted by Congress, power to engage in an economic war against the people of the United States.
It may well be that the only use Roosevelt intended to make of the expanded war powers authority was to protect his Administration from any potential problems that could have arisen from assuming prerogatives he did not legally possess when he closed the banks over which he had no Constitutional authority. More likely than not, either he or his brain trust or both realized that his far-reaching socialist agenda to nationalize the industrial base of America would usurp not only the separation of powers between the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the federal government, but would create insurmountable sovereignty issues between the federal government and the States as well. Realizing that, possessing supra-wartime powers would weigh heavily in disputes with either the States or with Congress.
On September 14, 1976 Congress passed H.R. 3884, the National Emergencies Act (50 USC 1601), Public Law 94-412, to terminate the broad powers previously granted to the President. Exempted from the law were any and all actions taken before the bill became law; or, any fines, assessments or penalties due the government from those actions.
However, what Congress erased with one hand, it rewrote with the other. The only thing permanently taken from the President was autonomy. Section 201.(a) granted virtually the same powers to the Congress, which must now authorize the President to declare states of national emergencies that he could formerly do without their consent.
This slight of hand was important to Congress because it allows Congress, through a concurrent resolution, to terminate any state of emergency declared by the President. Retained, almost in its entirety, was the infamous Section 5(b) which classified the citizens of the United States as enemies of their government. The Trading With the Enemy Act has now been duly codified, and is now a permanent part of the U.S. Federal Code. And the American people have permanently been classified as enemies of their federal government.
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October 19th, 2013 by olddog
By Mac Slavo
“Economic martial law will be declared… restrictions will be set on the amounts, times and frequency of withdrawals.”Forecaster Gerald CelenteTrends Journal – Summer 2011
We hope you’re paying attention.
If there were ever a red flag warning about the economic and financial destruction to come, JP Morgan Chase Bank began flying it this morning.
In a shocking report from Infowars we learned that mega-behemoth Chase has issued letters to thousands of business customers indicating that they will no longer be allowing international wire transfers or cash deposits, withdrawals in excess of a $50,000 monthly cap.
Chase Bank confirmed to Infowars that all business account holders were being subjected to these new regulations. Given that even a relatively small grocery store or restaurant is likely to turnover more than $50k a month in cash payments, this appears to be part of a wider move to shut down businesses who mainly deal in cash.
When Mike Adams of Natural News received the same letter he contacted Chase Bank and was able to confirm the new policies.
According to Chase, “everything is fine,” and customers need not worry.
Their response was that these changes were being implemented “to better serve our customers.” They did not explain how blocking all international wire transfers would “better serve” their customers, however.
Chase Bank specifically denied any knowledge of problems with cash on hand, or government debt or any such issue. They basically downplayed the entire issue and had no answers for why capital controls were suddenly being put into place.
This is nothing short of a capital control, which is an economic strategy designed to limit the transfer of money. It is a strategy implemented only during times of economic or financial distress, most often as a precursor to wealth seizures by the state.
Be warned, Chase bank is the first of likely many banks to begin the lock-down of the financial wealth of private individuals in the United States of America.
The new restrictions are particularly ironic because JP Morgan Chase (along with other large banking conglomerates) is a primary shareholder, and thus owner, of the Federal Reserve, which has been responsible for sending trillions of freshly printed dollars outside of the country over the last several years.
There is absolutely no legitimate reason for why one of the world’s biggest banks just restricted the outward flow of cash from domestic businesses to their international contacts, especially considering that we are repeatedly told we live in a globalized world where we need to learn to work with our foreign partners.
It makes no sense.
Unless, of course, you stop to consider that the United States is and has been on the brink of collapse, literally, for nearly a decade. This was first confirmed in January of 2011 in a letter to Congress by then Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner when he spoke of the U.S. debt ceiling.
Even a very short-term or limited default would have catastrophic economic consequences that would last for decades.
Most recently, the U.S. Treasury Department reiterated the seriousness of any misstep in our trillion-dollar debt spending:
In the event that a debt limit impasse were to lead to a default, it could have a catastrophic effect on not just financial markets but also on job creation, consumer spending and economic growth
Think about the recent USDA letter to state food stamp directors, in which they noted that lack of funding would lead to a complete freeze on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program distributions to millions of people. Within 24 hours of such a move the entire country from coast-to-coast would be awash in rioting, looting and violence.
This is how close we are.
As we noted, Congress and the President “saved” us yet again in the 11th hour. But we are only pushing out the timeline on the inevitable.
The government knows this – as evidenced by the warnings of the Treasury Department.
The mega-banks know this as well.
And several years ago trend forecaster Gerald Celente warned that this is exactly how it would happen and it would come on the heels of a rogue terror attack that may involve direct targeting of the U.S. populace through violence, or cyber attacks that attack our banking system or take down the U.S. power grid:
Bank holidays will be called, the US and other fragile economies will crumble, gold and silver will soar, and already-troubled currencies will crash. Economic martial law will be declared. Introduced as a temporary measure, once in place it will remain in place (like the curfews and draconian security precautions installed by despots and dictators everywhere). Civil rights will be suspended and, particularly in America, Homeland Security, already intolerably intrusive, will achieve an Orwellian omnipresence.
With banks closed and economic martial law in place, restrictions will be set on the amounts, times and frequency of withdrawals. As we have cautioned before, it will be essential to have a stash of cash on hand. Even though governments will devalue their currencies, it will happen in stages.
Piece by piece, day by day, intrusion after intrusion, the end game should be coming into focus.
Take the following warning from Mike Adams seriously because ignoring it will have severe consequences for you and yours.
This is happening, folks! The capital controls begin on November 17th. The bank runs may follow soon thereafter. Chase Bank is now admitting that you cannot use your own money that you’ve deposited there.
This is clearly stemming from a government policy that is requiring banks to prevent cash from leaving the United States. Such policies are only put into place when a huge financial default event is expected.
It may not happen tomorrow, or next month, or next year. But the consumer paradigm in which we live, the relative peace and stability we experience… it will all come crashing down.
The time to insulate yourself is right here and now.
They are preparing for what they know is coming.
You should be too.
Yes, I’m aware this is about business accounts, and not private checking and savings accounts, but this is exactly how the Bankers operate. They cut little pieces out of your freedom one at a time until you have bled to death. Consider the history of Government/Banker relationships and their past actions before you go back to sleep. One day you will wake up with an empty account, with no recourse available. American’s must stop being apathetic and begin being proactive in securing their assets from future tyranny. Why wait for them to steal you blind?
Read the related article at http://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/it-
October 18th, 2013 by olddog
By Dave Hodges
The United States is quickly descending down the path of serfdom in a 21st century application of modern day feudalism. This is a two part series which briefly traces the rapid decent of what once was the most dynamic and wealthiest empire in the history of the planet, to a country which will soon be labeled as a Third World country. These times are marked by the elite moving to own everything and using the power of the government to accomplish their end-game.
Descent Into Communitarianism
A new strategy has appeared in America which threatens to make a real live serf out of nearly every American citizen. The main emphasis of this attack is the ongoing conversion to Communitarian law and a dramatic departure from our time honored Constitutional law. There are ten steps to implement on the way to your enslavement and incarceration into a feudal society.
The erosion of these liberties is not the result of a series of random, unconstitutional acts by a set of power-hungry globalist minions. Instead, the new and emerging system of American justice is bringing forth a sweeping set of reforms which is quickly ending our noble experiment with inalienable, individual liberties. This new system of justice, being visited upon shores, is called Communitarian law and it represents the antithesis of Constitutional law as it champions community interests at the expense of individual liberties. Terms like social justice, sustainability, smart growth, collectivism and sacrificing for the greater good represent some of the buzz words and phrases of Communitarian law.
Americans have come to expect that our individual liberties are granted by God, not by man or by government. We also believe, as Thomas Jefferson wrote, that these rights are inalienable and may not be taken away by government. The United States Constitution prevents not only the implementation of tyrannical practices against it citizens, it also prohibits the will of the majority from abusing the civil liberties of the minority.
Sadly, the United States Constitution is on life support and the patient is nearing the end. So where is this leading the country?
The Landmark Event of the Kelo Supreme Court Case
The Supreme Court case of Kelo v. The City of New London, CT. (2005) usurped America’s Fifth Amendment rights with regard to property rights. Government can now seize your property, and for the first time, award your property to a private entity who is presumably a cohort (i.e. benefactor) of someone in government. Some Americans are decrying these acts as unconstitutional. These Americans are correct. However, all of these acts are legal under the Communitarian system of justice because the intent is based on what is in the common good and not on what is constitutionally legal. And who gets to decide what is in the common, or the communist good? That would be the people bringing you Communitarian law, the global elite. Don’t forget the old axiom of the Golden Rule. He who has the gold, makes the rules. In the modern day application of this old saying states that he who prints the money gets to steal your home.
Our abandonment of the U.S. Constitution in favor of Communitarian law allows the Federal Reserve, through QE3, to purchase $40 billion of mortgage based securities and will continue to purchase $40 billion worth of mortgaged properties each and every month until they own every single piece of real estate in the country. This process began on September 13, 2012 and will continue until all privately owned properties are held by the money changers.
At the present rate, it will not be long until private home ownership will become a rare event.
On the way to the new serfdom in America, a new house stealing strategy has emerged over the past several months. With many homeowners presently underwater, the five megabanks are conducting reappraisals and billing the difference between the loan amount and the current appraised value of the house. When the homeowner cannot find the cash to pay the difference, usually within a 30 day window, the bank forecloses. With the commonality of this practice which victimizes financially distressed Americans, scarcely a word of this has been reported in the corporate controlled media. This process, once stalled, has begun again with a vengeance and this aspect of the MERS fraud is rapidly increasing with breakneck speed.
If the bail out money from QE1 and QE2 had been applied to the totality of America’s home commercial mortgages, every home and business mortgage would have been paid off in full. Instead, the bail out money went to crooked bankers who broke the law in perpetuating the crises in the first place through the Ponzi scheme of the derivatives, which sent our home values plummeting.
The bailouts set the stage for the Federal Reserve to accomplish its two goals of seizing all private property in American and collapsing the dollar as a prelude to the roll out of a new global currency. The bail-outs were the beginning of the end for America and marked the historical shift of the American citizen being transformed into a serf living on the feudal manor.
Welcome to the new Americana feudal manor and you and I are the serfs. Maybe this is why Homeland Security purchased 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition and 2700 armored personnel carriers, over the past year. This was necessary because even the globalists realize that even the most dumbed down American might think that fighting for their home is worth taking on the corrupt federal government.
Feudalism In Ten Easy Steps
Take your pill, we are going for a ride.
When one steps back and looks at the brilliant strategy concocted by the global elite, one can only marvel at their cleverness. First, Wall Street Banksters play the reckless derivative debt game and collapses the world’s economy with a domestic American debt of 1.5 Quadrillion debt. Second, home values dramatically dropped and foreclosures reached record levels. Third, the banks begin seizing underwater properties with money printed out of thin air by the Federal Reserve. Fourth, the economy eventually collapses from printing 40 billion dollars of mortgage backed securities every single month. Fifth, global currency and global government is ushered in. Sixth, Obama will soon move to adopt the UN gun ban, which will leave the emerging American serf totally defenseless and the government will uses the newly purchased 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition on the dissenters. Seventh, with Americans out of their homes, they can be forced into the new stack and pack cities complete with their 200-500 square foot Agenda 21 style micro-apartments. Eighth, Americans will be subject to forced vaccines and real depopulation will begin in earnest. Nine, one child limits will be placed on families, and tenth the 10% who survive this vicious depopulation transition will live in humanities darkest days in a hellish nightmare that even George Orwell could not have foreseen. And the overarching overlay will consist of the government operating under the brutal authority of the NDAA and Executive Order 13603.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. When one steps back and takes a macro view of the rapidly unfolding events, one can see the final bankster attack upon the resources and civil liberties of the country which will sweep across the country with devastating effectiveness. This will be the subject of Part two.
October 17th, 2013 by olddog
Those who bank with JP Morgan Chase are nuts to keep their deposits there. And so the unwinding of the banking system begins (publicly – it began privately long ago). Marilyn Barnewall
By Mike Adams,
(NaturalNews) I admit that when I saw today's breaking news on InfoWars.com about Chase Bank limiting cash withdrawals and banning international wire transfers, I was skeptical. Many readers didn't believe it, either. So just to check it out, I called my own accounting team to ask if we had received a similar letter from Chase, announcing that no international wire transfers would be allowed after Nov. 17th.
Sure enough, we were sent the same letter! I've posted a JPG image of the letter below so you can read it for yourself.
Or Click here to see the hi-res scan of this letter. This is the letter that we received directly from Chase. This is not secondhand information.
The letter clearly states that beginning November 17:
• All international wire transfers will be disallowed.
• All cash activity, including cash withdrawals and deposits, will be halted at "$50,000 per statement cycle." How are businesses who deal with a lot of cash (such as restaurants) supposed to function under such restrictions?
Chase Bank representatives told Natural News "everything is fine"
We called and spoke with Chase Bank to ask why these capital controls were being implemented on November 17th.
Their response was that these changes were being implemented "to better serve our customers." They did not explain how blocking all international wire transfers would "better serve" their customers, however.
Chase Bank specifically denied any knowledge of problems with cash on hand, or government debt or any such issue. They basically downplayed the entire issue and had no answers for why capital controls were suddenly being put into place.
Dropping the hammer on capital controls
This is the beginning of the capital controls we've been warning about for years. Throughout history, when governments are on the brink of financial default, they begin limiting capital controls in exactly the way we are seeing here.
Following that, governments typically seize government pension funds, meaning the outright theft of pensions for cops, government workers, etc., is probably just around the corner.
Finally, the last act of desperation by governments facing financial default is to seize private funds from banks, Cyprus-style. The precedent for this has already been set in Cyprus, and when that happened, I was among many who openly predicted it would spread to the United States.
This is happening, folks! The capital controls begin on November 17th. The bank runs may follow soon thereafter. Chase Bank is now admitting that you cannot use your own money that you've deposited there.
This is clearly stemming from a government policy that is requiring banks to prevent cash from leaving the United States. Such policies are only put into place when a huge financial default event is expected.
More updates to follow. Stay tuned to Natural News for intelligent analysis of why this is happening. We are already receiving word that this may have something to do with the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" and we are looking into it further.
Here's the letter we received:
Watch and see if this does not spread to all banks and credit unions before the end of 2013. Please wake up to the fact that, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PROTECTION FROM OUR GOVERNMENT AND THEY ONLY WORK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANKING CARTEL, and you can take THAT to the bank! AMERICA IS GOING BELLY UP within months, AND WE CANNOT STOP IT. Send this notice to all your contacts. CONVERT YOUR LIQUID ASSETS TO GOLD AND SLVER NOW! And always remember, if you can’t touch it, you don’t own it.