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Of Motivational Deficiency and Intellectual Lethargy

August 27th, 2011 by

 

Neal’s Soapbox

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BY Neal Ross

Sometimes I wonder if the whole world is screwed up or if it is just me. Am I a relic, someone who does not belong in society with this atmosphere of political correctness? I was raised to believe that a man should speak what is on his mind, not pull any punches. As a close friend said on Facebook the other day, call a spade a spade. I can’t begin to count the times that I have been told that it is not proper to call people stupid or lazy…even though that is exactly what they are.

I may have mentioned before that my father used to quote these little sayings ad nauseam. But the repetition hammered them home and now that I have grown older, I understand that he was only trying to provide me with a set of guidelines by which I could live my life. One of his favorites was “If you’re going to do a job, do it right.” Sounds simple enough right, but you would not believe how often I see people who do not do their jobs right. Not that they are incapable of doing it right, they just do not seem to want to.

Day after day I go to work and I see people who are resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness. Funny that that description is the definition of lazy, but since calling someone lazy is politically incorrect, I guess I will instead call them motivationally deficient.

It aggravates me, no, that is not right, it angers me to no end that people do not want to exert themselves in the performance of their jobs. I often complain about it out loud just to get it off my chest and someone always seems to say that not everyone is Superman like me. What kind of idiotic statement is that? I am not a superman, I just do what’s expected of me to earn the pay that I receive. Hell, my wife is almost a foot shorter and 80 pounds lighter than me and she works harder than I do. So what is this shit about me being Superman?

Even one of the people in Human Resources said that my wife and I are THE EXCEPTIONS. That is ridiculous! The company I work for has job descriptions for each position in the plant, a listing of the things you are supposed to be able to do in the performance of each position. Why are not these standards being enforced? I keep hearing that not everyone is capable of working as hard as my wife and I. Have they ever stopped to think that just maybe some people are not cut out for this kind of work?

I have nothing against people, but dammit why should they get paid to do a job when they just can’t meet the standards for their position? Let me ask you a question; if you hire a mechanic to repair your car and he isn’t capable of doing the job properly, would you still pay him? If you hire a gardener to maintain your yard and all he does is sit around in the shade complaining about the conditions, would you still pay him? Why not when that is the same thing as what I have to put up with every day at work, people expecting to get paid for a job that they are incapable, or unwilling, to do according to the standards set for that job.

Why all the griping about laziness, oops, I mean motivational deficiency? Well because it ties in to something else that bothers me as well, intellectual lethargy. Not only do people refuse to work, they refuse to think as well. I do not know if it is that they are incapable of doing any serious thinking, or if they just prefer not to, but in either case you end up with the same result.

In 1775, at St. Johns Church in Richmond Virginia, Patrick Henry declared, “Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

For the most part, I have not found that to be true in the people I know. Not that there aren’t people who are seeking the truth, but they represent but a small minority. Over the course of nearly a century, if not longer, our government has slowly been bringing this nation closer and closer to destruction. Yet people still look to choose people to represent them from the same pool of slime-buckets and jackasses that are responsible for every single problem this country now experiences.

I cannot even get people to take the time to read the Constitution which outlines the form and function of their government, how the hell am I supposed to convince them that their government has abandoned that document and are now the sole deciders of what powers they will wield? And if I cannot get people to do something as simple as that, how am I supposed to get them to believe that their government is guilty of monstrous crimes against us, and humanity in general?

In the movie, V for Vendetta there is a scene when a Detective Finch is having a conversation with his partner Dominic. The conversation goes as follows:

FinchI want to ask a question, Dominic. I do not care if you answer me or not. I just want to say this aloud… The question I want to ask is about St. Mary's and Three Waters. The question that has kept me up for the last 24 hours, the question I have to ask, is: What if the worst, the most horrifying, biological attack in this country's history was not the work of religious extremists?

 

Dominic Well, I do not understand. We know it was. They were caught. They confessed.

Finch And they were executed, I know. And maybe that is really what happened. But I see this chain of events, these coincidences… and I have to ask: What if that isn't what happened? What if someone else unleashed that virus? What if someone else killed all those people? Would you really want to know who it was?

Dominic Sure.

Finch…Even if it was someone working for this government? That is my question. If our own government was responsible for the deaths of almost one hundred thousand people… would you really want to know?

Prior to this conversation-taking place, the title character V, considered a terrorist by some, made the following statement, “I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who would not be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you…

You see, that is exactly what happened on 911, fear got the best of us, and we readily accepted all sorts of infringements upon our rights that would never have been tolerated had we not been afraid of the big bad bogeyman terrorists.

Yet now, anyone who questions the so-called official version of what transpired on that day is considered a kook, a conspiracy nut. Even when evidence is provided that would cause a THINKING person to at least question the official story, people continue believing the lie that they have been spoon fed by their government and the media.

That goes back to what Patrick Henry said in 1775, “…, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” But that is just it; people today are not willing to know the truth. Hell, half the time they do not care, and then the other half they refuse to accept it once it is presented to them.

I have no idea who Hendrick Willem Van Loon is, but he once said, “Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession – their ignorance.” As the old saying goes, ignorance is bliss. People would rather live their lives free of the truth, because once they accept the truth they would no longer be able accept anything their government told them at face value anymore.

That is why I no longer trust the system to work the way it was designed. They players have all been chosen, bought, paid for, and corrupted by a select few powerful men whose goal is world domination. I think it is crazy to believe in a system that as far as I am concerned, is completely broken. But did not Einstein say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results?

But I suppose all this ties into my disdain for political correctness as George MacDonald once said that the two pillars of political correctness are, a willful ignorance and a steadfast refusal to face the truth.

So, in closing, I guess I was born in the wrong era since it simply is not politically correct to call most people what they are, lazy and stupid. My last article Get A Life, appears to have cost me the friendship of someone I have known for nearly 15 years. I suppose this one may cost me a few more as well. I know that there will be those who read this and can relate to how I feel. Although I have never met most of them personally, they are those whom I consider my true friends anyway. If I piss off the rest of the world, as I said in my last article…so be it.

 


OLDDOGS COMMENTS

At some point in time, people like Neal and I are going to have only one choice to make. Pack up our belongings and move to one State, then take over the government of that state and secede from The United States of America. There are plenty of people more intelligent than us who have devoted their lives to the principles of freedom from a tyrannical government, and have written their convictions in such explicit detail as to instill confidence in their ability to govern a free Nation. While Neal and I have the heart of a soldier and the respect for the word, we are lacking in the experience and education needed to be governors of a country, but not every man has that ability and if they did, how or who would seek to lead?

The important point is, some men have the education, and have made it known by their writings. They are the one’s we need to convince to move with us. I have begun to think nothing is more agonizing than letting myself be dominated by the scumbags in DC, and since they are too well armed to contend with, a new country must be formed with in the boundaries of a State with a sea port. If we are attacked by our former military, we can form our own version of socom and guarantee the scumbags in DC they and their family will have to live the rest of their life in an underground bunker. Such is my disgust with our government.       Jefferson got it right every time:

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.” – “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – “Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.”

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson_2.html

The Pentagon’s New Power Elite: A Secret War in 120 Countries

August 27th, 2011 by

 

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By NICK TURSE – Counter Punch

August 4, 2011

Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you're done… for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world's countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.

After a U.S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in Osama bin Laden's chest and another in his head, one of the most secretive black-ops units in the American military suddenly found its mission in the public spotlight. It was atypical. While it's well known that U.S. Special Operations forces are deployed in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, and it's increasingly apparent that such units operate in murkier conflict zones like Yemen and Somalia, the full extent of their worldwide war has remained deeply in the shadows.

Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency. By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told me, that number will likely reach 120. "We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq," he said recently. This global presence — in about 60% of the world's nations and far larger than previously acknowledged — provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.

The Rise of the Military's Secret Military

Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was established in 1987. Having spent the post-Vietnam years distrusted and starved for money by the regular military, special operations forces suddenly had a single home, a stable budget, and a four-star commander as their advocate. Since then, SOCOM has grown into a combined force of startling proportions. Made up of units from all the service branches, including the Army's "Green Berets" and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, and Marine Corps Special Operations teams, in addition to specialized helicopter crews, boat teams, civil affairs personnel, para-rescuemen, and even battlefield air-traffic controllers and special operations weathermen, SOCOM carries out the United States' most specialized and secret missions. These include assassinations, counterterrorist raids, long-range reconnaissance, intelligence analysis, foreign troop training, and weapons of mass destruction counter-proliferation operations.

One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens. It has been operating an extra-legal "kill/capture" campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls "an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine."

This assassination program has been carried out by commando units like the Navy SEALs and the Army's Delta Force as well as via drone strikes as part of covert wars in which the CIA is also involved in countries like Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. In addition, the command operates a network of secret prisons, perhaps as many as 20 black sites in Afghanistan alone, used for interrogating high-value targets.

Growth Industry

From a force of about 37,000 in the early 1990s, Special Operations Command personnel have grown to almost 60,000, about a third of whom are career members of SOCOM; the rest have other military occupational specialties, but periodically cycle through the command. Growth has been exponential since September 11, 2001, as SOCOM's baseline budget almost tripled from $2.3 billion to $6.3 billion. If you add in funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has actually more than quadrupled to $9.8 billion in these years. Not surprisingly, the number of its personnel deployed abroad has also jumped four-fold. Further increases, and expanded operations, are on the horizon.

Lieutenant General Dennis Hejlik, the former head of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command — the last of the service branches to be incorporated into SOCOM in 2006 — indicated, for instance, that he foresees a doubling of his former unit of 2,600. "I see them as a force someday of about 5,000, like equivalent to the number of SEALs that we have on the battlefield. Between [5,000] and 6,000," he said at a June breakfast with defense reporters in Washington. Long-term plans already call for the force to increase by 1,000.

During his recent Senate confirmation hearings, Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven, the incoming SOCOM chief and outgoing head of JSOC (which he commanded during the bin Laden raid) endorsed a steady manpower growth rate of 3% to 5% a year, while also making a pitch for even more resources, including additional drones and the construction of new special operations facilities.

A former SEAL who still sometimes accompanies troops into the field, McRaven expressed a belief that, as conventional forces are drawn down in Afghanistan, special ops troops will take on an ever greater role. Iraq, he added, would benefit if elite U.S forces continued to conduct missions there past the December 2011 deadline for a total American troop withdrawal. He also assured the Senate Armed Services Committee that "as a former JSOC commander, I can tell you we were looking very hard at Yemen and at Somalia."

During a speech at the National Defense Industrial Association's annual Special Operations and Low-intensity Conflict Symposium earlier this year, Navy Admiral Eric Olson, the outgoing chief of Special Operations Command, pointed to a composite satellite image of the world at night. Before September 11, 2001, the lit portions of the planet — mostly the industrialized nations of the global north — were considered the key areas. "But the world changed over the last decade," he said. "Our strategic focus has shifted largely to the south… certainly within the special operations community, as we deal with the emerging threats from the places where the lights aren't."

To that end, Olson launched "Project Lawrence," an effort to increase cultural proficiencies — like advanced language training and better knowledge of local history and customs — for overseas operations. The program is, of course, named after the British officer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (better known as "Lawrence of Arabia"), who teamed up with Arab fighters to wage a guerrilla war in the Middle East during World War I. Mentioning Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, and Indonesia, Olson added that SOCOM now needed "Lawrences of Wherever."

While Olson made reference to only 51 countries of top concern to SOCOM, Col. Nye told me that on any given day, Special Operations forces are deployed in approximately 70 nations around the world. All of them, he hastened to add, at the request of the host government. According to testimony by Olson before the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year, approximately 85% of special operations troops deployed overseas are in 20 countries in the CENTCOM area of operations in the Greater Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. The others are scattered across the globe from South America to Southeast Asia, some in small numbers, others as larger contingents.

Special Operations Command won't disclose exactly which countries its forces operate in. "We're obviously going to have some places where it's not advantageous for us to list where we're at," says Nye. "Not all host nations want it known, for whatever reasons they have — it may be internal, it may be regional."

But it's no secret (or at least a poorly kept one) that so-called black special operations troops, like the SEALs and Delta Force, are conducting kill/capture missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, while "white" forces like the Green Berets and Rangers are training indigenous partners as part of a worldwide secret war against al-Qaeda and other militant groups. In the Philippines, for instance, the U.S. spends $50 million a year on a 600-person contingent of Army Special Operations forces, Navy Seals, Air Force special operators, and others that carries out counterterrorist operations with Filipino allies against insurgent groups like Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf.

Last year, as an analysis of SOCOM documents, open-source Pentagon information, and a database of Special Operations missions compiled by investigative journalist Tara McKelvey (for the Medill School of Journalism's National Security Journalism Initiative) reveals, America's most elite troops carried out joint-training exercises in Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Germany, Indonesia, Mali, Norway, Panama, and Poland. So far in 2011, similar training missions have been conducted in the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Romania, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand, among other nations. In reality, Nye told me, training actually went on in almost every nation where Special Operations forces are deployed. "Of the 120 countries we visit by the end of the year, I would say the vast majority are training exercises in one fashion or another. They would be classified as training exercises."

The Pentagon's Power Elite

Once the neglected stepchildren of the military establishment, Special Operations forces have been growing exponentially not just in size and budget, but also in power and influence. Since 2002, SOCOM has been authorized to create its own Joint Task Forces — like Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines — a prerogative normally limited to larger combatant commands like CENTCOM. This year, without much fanfare, SOCOM also established its own Joint Acquisition Task Force, a cadre of equipment designers and acquisition specialists.

With control over budgeting, training, and equipping its force, powers usually reserved for departments (like the Department of the Army or the Department of the Navy), dedicated dollars in every Defense Department budget, and influential advocates in Congress, SOCOM is by now an exceptionally powerful player at the Pentagon. With real clout, it can win bureaucratic battles, purchase cutting-edge technology, and pursue fringe research like electronically beaming messages into people's heads or developing stealth-like cloaking technologies for ground troops. Since 2001, SOCOM's prime contracts awarded to small businesses — those that generally produce specialty equipment and weapons — have jumped six-fold.

Headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, but operating out of theater commands spread out around the globe, including Hawaii, Germany, and South Korea, and active in the majority of countries on the planet, Special Operations Command is now a force unto itself. As outgoing SOCOM chief Olson put it earlier this year, SOCOM "is a microcosm of the Department of Defense, with ground, air, and maritime components, a global presence, and authorities and responsibilities that mirror the Military Departments, Military Services, and Defense Agencies."

Tasked to coordinate all Pentagon planning against global terrorism networks and, as a result, closely connected to other government agencies, foreign militaries, and intelligence services, and armed with a vast inventory of stealthy helicopters, manned fixed-wing aircraft, heavily-armed drones, high-tech guns-a-go-go speedboats, specialized Humvees and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, as well as other state-of-the-art gear (with more on the way), SOCOM represents something new in the military. Whereas the late scholar of militarism Chalmers Johnson used to refer to the CIA as "the president's private army," today JSOC performs that role, acting as the chief executive's private assassination squad, and its parent, SOCOM, functions as a new Pentagon power-elite, a secret military within the military possessing domestic power and global reach.

In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinations, low-level targeted killings, capture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raids, joint operations with foreign forces, and training missions with indigenous partners as part of a shadowy conflict unknown to most Americans. Once "special" for being small, lean, outsider outfits, today they are special for their power, access, influence, and aura.

That aura now benefits from a well-honed public relations campaign which helps them project a superhuman image at home and abroad, even while many of their actual activities remain in the ever-widening shadows. Typical of the vision they are pushing was this statement from Admiral Olson: "I am convinced that the forces… are the most culturally attuned partners, the most lethal hunter-killers, and most responsive, agile, innovative, and efficiently effective advisors, trainers, problem-solvers, and warriors that any nation has to offer."

Recently at the Aspen Institute's Security Forum, Olson offered up similarly gilded comments and some misleading information, too, claiming that U.S. Special Operations forces were operating in just 65 countries and engaged in combat in only two of them. When asked about drone strikes in Pakistan, he reportedly replied, "Are you talking about unattributed explosions?"

What he did let slip, however, was telling. He noted, for instance, that black operations like the bin Laden mission, with commandos conducting heliborne night raids, were now exceptionally common. A dozen or so are conducted every night, he said. Perhaps most illuminating, however, was an offhand remark about the size of SOCOM. Right now, he emphasized, U.S. Special Operations forces were approximately as large as Canada's entire active duty military. In fact, the force is larger than the active duty militaries of many of the nations where America's elite troops now operate each year, and it's only set to grow larger.

Americans have yet to grapple with what it means to have a "special" force this large, this active, and this secret — and they are unlikely to begin to do so until more information is available. It just won't be coming from Olson or his troops. "Our access [to foreign countries] depends on our ability to not talk about it," he said in response to questions about SOCOM's secrecy. When missions are subject to scrutiny like the bin Laden raid, he said, the elite troops object. The military's secret military, said Olson, wants "to get back into the shadows and do what they came in to do."

Nick Turse is the associate editor of TomDispatch.com, where this article originally appeared. His latest book, The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso Books), which brings together leading analysts from across the political spectrum, has just gone into its second printing. Turse is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute. His website is NickTurse.com.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Secret assassinations are a far cry from the braves soldiers that we are accustomed to worshipping, and there is no denying that at any other time in history they would be classified like snipers used to be. Snipers proved to be a very necessary specialty, but just plain murderers are something different. They are discovered by spotters watching high school, and collage football, and then professional recruiters are sent to convince the most aggressive young men with a higher than normal killer instinct to join up with the Military and save the world. Thousands of our best and brightest young men are entrapped in this scenario, and are brain washed into believing that anyone living in foreign countries is a terrorist and needs to be killed before they paddle over here and kill our families. Sorry folks but I’m not yet convinced that American’s are that damn saintly, and somehow better than other nation’s families. Besides that, we are pretty damn dumb to believe we are fighting a justified war in any country. Our Nation is nothing short of a bunch of thieves’ intent on stealing the natural resources of other Nations. Yes! I know it’s the corporation’s control of our government that’s doing it, but who the hell put them in office besides the voters? If you are still so convinced that voting can make a difference, vote every incumbent out in every election, and watch the whole damn scenario continue just like it is.

 

INTERNET NOTE ON TWA 800 EXPLOSION

August 27th, 2011 by

 

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/twa.html

The latest rumor.

The message came to me from a man who was Safety Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association for many years and he is considered an expert on safety. He would not ever spread idle rumor. In short, he is usually quite certain before saying anything!

The following information about TWA Fight 800 was received this afternoon: (08-22-96)

TWA flight 800 was shot down by a U.S. Navy guided missile ship which was in area W-105. W-105 is a warning Area off the SouthEast coast of Long Island and is used by the military for missile firing and other military operations.

Guided missile ships travel all over the world defending the US and they were conducting practice firings up over the top of a Navy P-3 radar plane who was on a Southwest heading about over the top of TwA 800. Evidently the missile is suppose to go over the top of the P-3 and the accuracy of the missile is being measured by instrumentation in the P-3.

There was a USAir flight coming from the Southeast descending towards Providence, RI that had been cleared to 21,000 feet and the TWA 800 aircarft was restricted to 13,000 feet. The air traffic controller requested the USAir flight to turn on his landing lights with the idea that TWA might see his lights and identify him. At that point, he would clear the TWA flight to continue his climb.

The P-3 was a non-beacon target (transponder OFF) flying southwest in the controlled airspace almost over TWA 800 and made NO calls to ATC. After the explosion, he continued his flight to the west and then called ATC and asked if they would like him to turn around and assist with the "accident!"

You will remember that the first announcement about this accident came from the Pentagon. The spokesman mentioned that they were sending the Navy to the crash site. They immediately sent a Navy Captain who was replaced the next day by an Admiral. That Admiral is still on the scene.

The FBI has conducted at least 3,000 eyewitness interviews and the NTSB has not been able to be a part of these interviews not have any access to the contents of them. Some of those eyewitnesses reported seeing lights. Those were probably the landing lights of the USAir plane.

It has been a cover-up from the word go. The NTSB is there in name ONLY. All announcements made by Mr. Bob Francis say absolutely nothing and notice that the FBI is always standing beside or behind Mr. Francis and it would appear that his job is to make sure that nothing is said that would give away "THE BIG SECRET!"

It is time to end this farce and tell the public the real truth as to what happened to TWA 800.

My source shall remain my own but the above information is true and I believe it will all become known soon, now that all of you know the real truth.

GOVERNMENT COVERUP IN TWA 800 CRASH ALLEGED
News Analysis

When the Paris-bound flight TWA 800 crashed in the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK airport in New York, it started investigations on both sides of the Atlantic. While U.S. investigators say they still have no clue as to what happened, information from French intelligence has been more forthcoming. A French intelligence official gave Pierre Salinger, an American living in Paris, a copy of a document he said he had received from a U.S. Secret Service agent.

The document claimed that TWA 800 had accidentally been shot down by "friendly fire," by a US Navy guided missile ship which was in the area.

Salinger, a press spokesman for President John F. Kennedy and later Paris bureau chief for ABC News, took the information seriously and after the election started talking about it publicly. He believed there was a government conspiracy to cover up the information until after the election. He was interviewed by a French television station, and the broadcast was picked up by Reuters and by AP, which spread Salinger's claims worldwide.

When contacted by CNN, however, Salinger discovered that the note he had received from the French intelligence was similar or identical to a note that was distributed on the Internet in the beginning of September. We received this note by email on September 10, but had no way of verifying the claims it made. In fact, it bears the hallmarks of a lot of the disinformation that unfortunately is floating around the Internet: it cites an anonymous source and is poorly written. A copy of the note is included in the Information section of this issue. Since Salinger has refused to release his note, it cannot be verified whether it is an independent statement of the same facts presented in the Internet note.

Salinger claims that "There is a lot of proof for the document. I have since talked to several individuals who have upheld what the agent said."

The Paris-based Intelligence newsletter in its September 23 edition covered the TWA 800 crash in its front page story. In addition to reviewing the Internet document, it cited French intelligence sources when it said that "U.S. Navy divers recovered the serial number of the missile which destroyed Flight 800, but the Pentagon immediately had the number erased from its inventory. All radar track recordings have supposedly been seized and the NTSB has allegedly not been given access to some 3,000 eyewitness interviews by the FBI." The Intelligence newsletter further speculated that "the Clinton administration apparently has forbidden the release of any information that would implicate the U.S. military … at least until the presidential elections are over."

The FBI, Navy and Secret Service on Friday held a joint news conference to strenuously deny the allegations. No U.S. government or airline official has stepped forward to confirm the allegations.

Saturday, Salinger stood by his information and told CNN that he had received new information from a passenger aboard an Air France flight that was in the area at about the same time.

So it is not possible to determine at this point whether the "friendly fire" cover-up allegation is true, or whether it is disinformation spread by French intelligence.

But one thing is certain: Salinger, Reuters, and the Associated Press have all become conspiracy theorists!

Published in the Nov. 11, 1996 Issue of The Washington Weekly
Copyright (c) 1996 The Washington Weekly (http://www.federal.com)
TWA flight 800

 

Children herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced vaccinations

August 27th, 2011 by

Children herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced vaccinations

as armed police and attack dogs stand guard

Curtsey of Jackie Juntti at  WGEN: email  idzrus@earthlink.net

 

James Alan Daum is one of the very hardest working patriotic Americans I know.  His knowledge of Law and such won him a very large settlement against police tactics and the like.  Anyway, this is so important it cannot be over stressed.  It is the state of the union and the fact that every official involved – and this in my mind means every last one at every level as each is under Oath to stop such actions – committed treason and did so through state-sponsored domestic terrorism. 
 
Please even if you leave off my comments post this.
 
Thanks,
 
ed

From: James Alan Daum
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:38 AM
To: James Alan Daum
Subject: Fw: Children herded like cattle; forced vaccinations

Normally, I don't forward general information but this particular article is of interest to me even though it is sensationalism without giving the sort of facts that I need to determine the issue.
 
In the Jacobson case (H.I.) the judicial assize decided that Jacobson could be forced to surrender his body to injections of smallpox disease under the "Police Power" and that the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts" held the "Police Power"  with justices Brewer and Peckham dissenting for unknown reasons.
 
I condemn this decision as a political fatuum judicium.  Under the provisions of appellate review the justices are like a pagan oracle answering only the limited issues brought to the temple and addressing only the argument of attorneys George Fred Williams and James A. Halloran appearing for Jacobson.
 
Jacobson was charged with a crime and fined five dollars for refusing to be vaccinated under a regulation of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
He was not indicted by a Grand Jury and the judge did not allow his defense to be presented to the trial jury.
 
Among the wrongs I see is that the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts" is not a natural person and cannot be a party versus a real being.
 
The majority opinion that this corporate body is entitled to or is granted or constitutionally reserves the "Police Power" is blatently false.
 
Jacobson, if he is a United States Citizen, has the right to be "secure in his person" and if he does not want virus put into  his body with a hypodermic needle then he has the right to refuse the demand and to mandate that his body be respected.
 
There may be other reasons that the justices wrote their judgment and, perhaps, former slaves and the descendents of slaves are considered livestock rather than people subject only to the jurisdiction of the  United States of America but the record does not reveal whether Jacobson was a negro African-American or other such tentative civilian.
 
The notes given refer to English subjects of the British Empire and European practices upon their denizens but there is no evidence that Jacobson was an immigrant from Europe.
 
There is little revealed about the regulation itself beyond that all the "inhabitants" of the city over twenty-one years of age shall receive a free shot with children certified "unfit subjects" being exempted.
 
There would be some reason had Jacobson been employed by the municipality working with the public on condition that he acquiesce to a contract of hire but there is no mention of this.
 
Another issue would be if Jacobson required a license to operate a business working with the public or were he a doctor in a hospital but his profession has not been mentioned.
 
Finally, if Jacobson been in military service he would be under a specific obligation to obey orders.  (George Washington vaccinated his soldiers by scraping the sores of the victims and scratching the pus on the skin of the healthier men – he also shot some for infractions but I do not know if this involved refusing innoculations.)  The entire text of the case does not say if Jacobson was anything but a private citizen refusing to allow himself to be subjected to the "injurious or dangerous effects of vaccination."
 
If more people learned how to issue an injunction from their tribunal then there would less outrageous articles like the one below.
 
I will assume that the article is about "free public schools" but can't presume how many of the parents and children are on welfare or are otherwise under the authority of the state through civil marriage or divorce proceedings. Breeders enter into scads of contracts that would comprise normal constitutional rights and people kennels would be justly regulated for the public good.

 

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022267_vaccinations_health_freedom.html#ixzz1W8caPjeR
(NaturalNews) Following the State of Maryland's threats against parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, children were herded into a Price George County courthouse being guarded by armed personnel with attack dogs. Inside, the children were forcibly vaccinated, many against their will, under orders from the State Attorney General, various State Judges and the local School Board Director, all of whom illegally conspired to threaten parents with imprisonment if they did not submit their children to vaccinations .

The State of Maryland has now turned to Gestapo tactics to force its medical will upon the People, stripping parents of any right to decide how they wish to protect their own children from infectious disease. Health authorities there have already announced their intent to essentially kidnap parents and throw them in jail, removing them from their children for up to thirty days if they continue to refuse to have their children vaccinated. This will all be conducted at gunpoint, with armed personnel and attack dogs at the ready, making sure nobody steps out of line, and suppressing any attempt at public dissent against the Orwellian vaccination policies.

The entire campaign against these parents is blatantly illegal. There is no law in Maryland requiring the vaccination of children, thus parents who refuse to do so may not be legally charged with violating any law. Instead, Maryland health and school authorities are using Gestapo-like tactics, threatening to charge the parents with child truancy violations, criminalizing them for daring to protect their children from the dangerous chemicals found in vaccines (including thimerosal, a chemical additive containing a neurotoxic form of mercury).
 

The desperation of organized medicine is becoming increasingly apparent

As more and more parents are becoming informed about the dangers of vaccinations and their link to autism, state health authorities are increasingly turning to "Gunpoint Medicine" to force the People to submit to the poisons of conventional medicine. Parents who attempt to save their children from deadly chemotherapy chemicals are being arrested and having their children kidnapped by Child Protective Services (see http://www.naturalnews.com/Abraham_Cherrix.html ), and oncologists who used to be armed only with radiation machines and chemotherapy injectors and now arming themselves with U.S. Marshals and other local law enforcement authorities who are using loaded firearms to enforce "the will of the State" against parents who resist.

Even the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) announced its strong opposition to the Maryland "Gunpoint Medicine" vaccination campaign. In a press release published Nov. 16, the AAPS states:

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons today condemned the “vaccine roundup” executed in Prince George’s county Maryland this week, and promised to do everything it can to support parents who refuse to immunize their children.

“This power play obliterates informed consent and parental rights,” said Kathryn Serkes, director of policy for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), one of the few national physician groups that refuse corporate funding from pharmaceutical companies.

In a scenario reminiscent of cattle round-ups, the state’s attorney has issued summons to more than 1600 parents of children who have not provided certificates of immunization for their children. But instead of toting a cattle prod, this state’s attorney chooses to wield a syringe to keep the “herd” in line.

Read the rest of the press release at: http://www.aapsonline.org/press/nr-11-16-07.php
 

Gunpoint Medicine: Why drug pushers must now rely on Gestapo tactics

Conventional (pharmaceutical) medicine is the only system of medicine in the world that is so unpopular with informed consumers that it must be administered at the barrel of a gun. There is no other system of medicine anywhere in the world that resorts to such tactics to recruit patients.

At the Nov. 17th event in Maryland, activists Jim Moody and Kelly Ann Davis from SafeMinds (www.SafeMinds.org) were able to get in front of TV news cameras and voice their opposition to the coerced vaccination policy. Yet, amazingly, most parents just lined up like cattle ready to be branded, not bothering to question the sanity or legality of the very system in which they were now agreeing to participate.

A health freedom blog called Center for the Common Interest (www.CommonInterest.info) also covered the event, and it reports that a local activist named Donovan Hubbard videotaped the event and plans to make the video available online. (NaturalNews would like to contact Donovan and / or publicize his video. If you know of a way we can contact him, please call us at (520) 232-9300 to let us know…)
 

What's next for Gunpoint Medicine?

As the truth continues to emerge about the extreme dangers of vaccinations and pharmaceuticals, Big Pharma is becoming increasingly desperate to coerce the public into relying on its products. It is now working closely with state authorities (including Governors of several states) to mandate the use of vaccinations on young children. This results in the criminalization of parents who refuse to subject their children to these dangerous chemicals.

In effect, Big Pharma is hoping to turn natural health followers into criminals.

The FDA has already criminalized nutritional supplement companies who dare to tell the truth about the health benefits of their supplements. (Read the true history of armed FDA raids on vitamin companies here: http://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html )

Next, parents who refuse to subject their children to the chemical pharmaceuticals proposed by Big Pharma will be criminalized, rounded up and incarcerated for "refusing to comply with public health policy." This is all being done by the State in the name of "protecting the children" from their own natural health parents. (Insane, isn't it, to think that protecting your child from toxic chemicals is now a criminal act in the United States?)

The end game of all this is to apply Gunpoint Medicine tactics to everyone: Adults and senior citizens included. Anyone suffering from high cholesterol, for example, who does not submit to Big Pharma's statin drugs could be arrested, strapped to a table and medicated against their will. People with cancer could be arrested for choosing to treat that cancer with safe and effective botanical medicines instead of patented, high-profit Big Pharma drugs. If you think the prisons are full enough right now from all the arrests for marijuana possession and other victimless crimes, just wait until the State starts arresting all the natural health moms and dads across the country who refuse to participate in the utterly insane and extremely harmful system of medicine that now dominates U.S. health care today.

The State is very clear about medicine: If you want to remain a free citizen, you must submit to the synthetic drugs made by the very same corporations that now control government health regulators. Any person who resists such "treatments" will be branded a threat to public health — a designation just beneath "terrorist" in the eyes of many government bureaucrats. As such, they believe there is no limit to the level of force they may use to coerce such people into submitting to Big Pharma's chemicals. Today, it's armed guards with attack dogs. Tomorrow, it might be water boarding or other torture methods. Think that's impossible? Think again: Just five years ago, nobody in their right mind would have thought that parents who did not want to get their children vaccinated would end up in prison, their children kidnapped by state authorities and forced to subject themselves to dangerous chemical injections at gunpoint. Yet that is precisely what is happening right now in the state of Maryland. It happened on Saturday, in fact.
 

Where is the outrage?

What's most interesting about this issue of using the threat of imprisonment to force vaccinations upon children is not necessarily who is speaking out against it, but who has chosen to remain silent.

The American Medical Association, for example, has said nothing in opposition to the policy. Neither has the Food and Drug Administration. Where is the outrage from the Maryland Hospital Association? None of these organizations seem to have a problem with Gunpoint Medicine. The idea of rounding up parents and coercing their children into receiving injections of toxic chemicals does not seem to bother these organizations. And why should it? All of these organizations are closely tied to Big Pharma. They're all in favor of vaccinations for all, it seems, and I have no doubt that some individuals in these organizations (especially the AMA) are strongly in favor of the Gunpoint Medicine coerced vaccination policy being played out in Maryland right now.

Organized medicine believes the People are too stupid to be allowed to make their own health decisions. Bureaucrats and physicians should be the ones making these decisions, we're told, and any person who disagrees with such decisions should be labeled a criminal, arrested and prosecuted. This is no exaggeration. It is, in fact, a shockingly accurate description of Maryland's current vaccination policy.

It wasn't too long ago that Americans would have stood up and rallied against this kind of medical tyranny. The major news networks would have denounced Maryland's vaccination policy with strong language and harsh accusations. People would have been marching in the streets, demanding their health freedom. But today, it's a different America. The People are drugged up on pharmaceuticals and dosed on fluoride. They're too intoxicated to think straight, and they're frightened into submission by a fear-based government that invokes domestic tyranny at every opportunity to control and manipulate the People into doing whatever it wants.

The "free" America we all once knew is long gone, and it has been replaced with The United States of Corporate America, where police tactics are now used to enforce hazardous public health policies, and the people who run the State no longer think there's anything wrong with rounding up the population at gunpoint and performing large-scale medical experiments on their children. That's what modern vaccines are, after all: A grand medical experiment whose effects will only become known after a generation of mass poisoning has come and gone.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022267_vaccinations_health_freedom.html#ixzz1W8cVvUCb

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

SURELY!, you don't have to wonder what I think of these scumbag bureaucrats. Who the hell gave bureaucrats the right to make and enforce law? Even when it is a State law, it does not conform with the constitution, and is automatically null and void. The States are also under the dictates’ of the United States Constitution. The people have surrendered their Constitutional common law to public policy without a whimper, due to their ignorance of their rights, and a fear based federal policy. The Gestapo government in Washing must be stomped out of existence and a new Declaration of Independence established. OR! You can kiss your freedoms goodbye.

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14 Conspiracy Theories That The Media Now Admits Are Conspiracy Facts

August 27th, 2011 by

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By Michael Snyder – BLN Contributing Writer
August 24, 2011

 

How many times have you heard the mainstream media dismiss certain points of view as "conspiracy theories"?  It seems as though one of the easiest ways to brush something off is to label it as something that only "conspiracy theorists" would believe.  Well, you know what?  A whole lot of the time the "conspiracy theorists" are right and the mainstream media is wrong.  In fact, we owe a great debt to "conspiracy theorists" because they will go places and investigate things that the mainstream media would never even touch.  The reality is that the mainstream media only tells us what the government and the big corporations want us to hear, and much of the time it is those in the alternative media that are left with the task of trying to figure out what the real truth is.  So don't look down on conspiracy theories or conspiracy theorists.  In a world where almost everything we are told is a lie, the truth can be very difficult to find.

The following are 14 conspiracy theories that the media now admits are conspiracy facts….

#1 Fukushima Uninhabitable

Back in April, I published an article entitled "Much Of Northern Japan Uninhabitable Due To Nuclear Radiation?"  At the time, almost everyone in the mainstream media was insisting that Fukushima was nothing like Chernobyl and that those that lived near Fukushima would be able to return to their homes fairly soon.

Well, it turns out that those of us that feared the worst were right after all.  Just consider the following quote from the New York Times….

Broad areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could soon be declared uninhabitable, perhaps for decades, after a government survey found radioactive contamination that far exceeded safe levels, several major media outlets said Monday.

#2 U.S. Military Attack On Libya

At the beginning of this year, nobody would have dreamed that the U.S. military would have attacked Libya this year.

But it happened.  At first those that tried to warn about an upcoming conflict with Libya were called kooks, and even up until recently many in the media were still trying to deny that NATO was arming and training the rebels.

Well, the truth is that NATO had special forces on the ground even before the conflict began.

The "rebel groups" (which include large numbers of al-Qaeda fighters) would have been soundly defeated by Gaddafi if not for relentless air strikes by the U.S. military and NATO.

Instead of a straightforward invasion like we saw in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military and NATO systematically developed, trained and equipped "rebel groups" within the country and have used them as the ground forces for this campaign.

That way the goals of the U.S. and EU could still be achieved, but in the end they would have less blood on their hands.

As the conflict winds down, now even the New York Times is admitting that we have trained and equipped the rebels….

"We always knew there would be a point where the effectiveness of the government forces would decline to the point where they could not effectively command and control their forces," said the diplomat, who was granted anonymity to discuss confidential details of the battle inside Tripoli.

"At the same time," the diplomat said, "the learning curve for the rebels, with training and equipping, was increasing. What we've seen in the past two or three weeks is these two curves have crossed."

Sadly, there is still a very good chance that U.S. troops could end up on the ground in Libya.
Many prominent officials are already calling for the U.S. and the EU to provide occupation forces.  Richard Haas, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has authored an opinion piece for the Financial Times entitled "Libya Now Needs Boots on the Ground".

If that happens, it will likely end up being a situation very similar to what we have today in Iraq.

#3 Widespread Use Of RFID Chips In Humans

The doubters said it would never happen.  They said we would never see the day when RFID chips were implanted in humans on a widespread basis.

Well, today there are examples of this all over the world.  One of the most stunning examples recently has come out of Mexico.  According to the Washington Post, "thousands of worried Mexicans" have been having "satellite and radio-frequency tracking products" implanted in their skin in order to protect themselves against abduction.

#4 $2000 Gold

It was only a matter of months ago that we were told that gold was "in a bubble" at $1400 or $1500 an ounce.

Well, gold recently crossed the $1900 an ounce barrier, and appears poised to go much higher as global financial instability intensifies.

#5 Obama Wants To Impose Backdoor Amnesty

Those that warned that Barack Obama was going to impose amnesty for illegal immigrants by executive fiat were called "nuts" and "conspiracy theorists".

Well, it has happened.  The Obama administration has now instituted "backdoor amnesty" for illegal immigrants and even plans to provide them with work permits.

#6 U.S. Government Provides Weapons For Mexican Drug Cartels

For a long time there were those that claimed that the U.S. government was providing guns to Mexican drug cartels, but nobody wanted to listen.

Well, it is all now a matter of public record.  It turns out that the U.S. government facilitated the transfer of thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

The following is a brief excerpt from a CBS News report that discusses the fierce opposition that many ATF agents expressed to allowing thousands of guns to be given into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels….

On the phone, one Project Gunrunner source (who didn't want to be identified) told us just how many guns flooded the black market under ATF's watchful eye. "The numbers are over 2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold – including some 50-calibers they let walk."

50-caliber weapons are fearsome. For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: "Negative. Stand down."

CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. "It got ugly…" said one. There was "screaming and yelling" says another. A third warned: "this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed."

Amazingly, three of the key ATF officials involved in putting thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels were recently promoted.

#7 Fluoride Is Harmful

Incredibly, the federal government is finally admitting that high levels of fluoride in our drinking water can be harmful.  In fact, the feds have reduced the "recommended amount" of fluoride in our drinking water for the first time in 50 years.

We probably won't see them ban fluoride any time soon, but for them to even acknowledge a problem with fluoride is a major step.  In a recent article on CNN, it was reported that the federal government is now saying that high levels of fluoride in the water have now officially been linked with fluorosis….

The Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency are proposing the change because of an increase in fluorosis — a condition that causes spotting and streaking on children's teeth.

#8 The Federal Reserve Favors The Big Banks

We were always told by the media that the Federal Reserve was "above politics" and that it did not show favoritism.

Well, we all know now that the Fed is deeply corrupt and about the only people that they actually help are their friends.

It turns out that the Federal Reserve very quietly showered the big banks and their friends with hundreds of billions of dollars in loans at rates that were substantially below market during the financial crisis.  While Wall Street was being flooded with easy loans, none of the small banks that were deeply suffering and no average Americans got any money.

#9 Cell Phones Linked To Cancer

For years, "conspiracy theorists" have been claiming that cell phone use can cause cancer.

Well, the mainstream media is starting to catch up.  Some very startling scientific studies have come out recently that are hard to ignore.

The following is an excerpt from a recent CNN article about one of these studies….

At the highest exposure levels — using a mobile phone half an hour a day over a 10-year period — the study found a 40 percent increased risk of glioma brain tumors.

#10 The Credit Rating Agencies Are Corrupt

We have all been taught that the credit rating agencies are supposed to be objective.

But in the real world things are not that simple.

For example, just a short time after long-term U.S. government debt was downgraded, the head of Standard & Poor's is resigning, and is being replaced by Douglas Peterson, the former COO of Citigroup.

Do you think the former COO of Citigroup is going to come down hard on his former comrades over at the big Wall Street banks?

Also, a whistleblower has come forward with some stunning revelations about Moody's.  The following is what former analyst William Harrington says was going on over at that credit agency during the financial crisis….

"The track record of management influence in committees speaks for itself — it produced hollowed-out (collateralized debt obligation) opinions that were at great odds with the private opinions of committees and which were not durable for even a short period after publication"

#11 Prescription Drugs Kill A Lot Of Americans

Growing up, I never even imagined that prescription drugs could be dangerous.  I had complete faith in the medical community and the government to only allow drugs on the market that were fully tested and proven to be 100% safe.

Well, I was dead wrong.  The truth is that adverse reactions to prescription drugs kill a huge number of Americans every year.  A recent Vanity Fair article entitled "Deadly Medicine" began with the following statement….

Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas–on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese–in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn't reach, and "mistakes" can end up in pauper's graves?

#12 Bisphenol-A Is Linked To Infertility

A very common chemical known as bisphenol-A is found in thousands upon thousands of our plastic products.  It also turns out that it has some really nasty effects on the human body.

Fortunately, some in the mainstream media are beginning to acknowledge this.  Back in October, one of the largest UK newspapers published an article entitled "Bisphenol-A now linked to male infertility" which made the following unequivocal statement about the dangers of BPA….

Bisphenol-A (BPA), known as the "gender bending" chemical because of its connection to male impotence, has now been shown to decrease sperm mobility and quality.

#13 The "Super Congress" Is In The Pocket Of Wall Street Interests

The amount of money that has been donated to the campaigns of those on the "Super Congress" is absolutely astounding.

Just check out what a recent CNBC article had to say about the matter….

Overall, according to the center's research, the dozen super committee members have raised more than $50 million from the finance, insurance and real estate sector since the 1990 election cycle.

How much influence do you think 50 million dollars is going to buy?

#14 The Targeting Of Christian Groups

We are increasingly hearing from the Obama administration and some members of Congress that we need to be really concerned about "homegrown terrorists" and "Christian extremists".

For example, during a recent Congressional hearing U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee warned that "Christian militants" might try to "bring down the country" and that such groups need to be investigated.

In addition, according to a shocking document obtained by Oath Keepers, the FBI is now instructing store owners to report many new forms of "suspicious activity" to them.  According to the document, "suspicious activity" now includes making "extreme religious statements" and believing in "radical theology".

Not only that, a Department of Homeland Security report on "right wing extremism" from April 2009 lists the following people as potential terrorists….

-those that believe in "end times" prophecies

-those that believe abortion is wrong

-those that stockpile food, ammunition or weapons

-those that are against same-sex marriage

-those that believe in "New World Order" conspiracy theories

I don't know about you, but when the federal government starts targeting people based on their religious beliefs, that makes me very nervous.

This world is officially going crazy.  So don't blame "conspiracy theorists" for wanting to dig around and get the facts.  The mainstream media sure doesn't give us much of the truth.

As the world continues to fall apart and as the propaganda from the mainstream media gets even more blatant, the hunger for the truth is only going to grow.

Who knows?  Perhaps before it is all over you will be a "conspiracy theorist" too.

 


OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

Public education is the beginning of a life of constant brain washing, and social engineering is the politically correct way to say it. However this old dog say's it like it is, and it is administered by a bunch of ignorant scumbags that think everyone must be polite or go to jail. The result of this lifetime of brainwashing is, people become unable to evaluate information on their own, and must believe only what the media industry say's. Soon we will be a Nation of government worshippers. America has come to be dominated by a class of uninformed people who have been brain washed by public education and the bankers media industry into believing everything it say’s. These self centered hypochondriacs can be manipulated by studying what people do and don’t like, then under pretence of doing good for the people, they pass laws and public policy that robs the entire Nation of their God given right’s which gives them more and more power over the lives of everyone. Many are so convinced that restrictions on our freedoms must be accepted for the betterment of humanity because the government say’s so, and they automatically believe it because they are too damn stupid to do their own research. PARENTS! TAKE YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION! TEACH THEM TO LOVE READING, AND GUIDE THEIR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT LIKE IT IS A POT OF GOLD, BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WILL STEAL IT AS SOON AS YOU STOP FIGHTING BACK

 

U S Air Force averts false flag attack against Washington DC Is the 2nd American Revolutionary War inevitable?

August 26th, 2011 by

 

U S Air Force averts false flag attack against Washington DC Is the 2nd American Revolutionary War inevitable?

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Another iconic symbol of the American Independence has a crack in it.  TheWashington Monument, built to commemorate the first president of the new United States Republic, General George Washington was damaged as the result of the August 23, 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck 84 miles southwest of the heart of the republic, Washington DC.  The crack in the Washington Monument is one of many very symbolic signs that history may declare marked the beginning of the 2nd American Revolution.

A civil war appears to have begun between the American Eagle (U.S. Air Force) and British loyalists that have commandeered Washington DC and Wall Street.  The two large earthquakes that struck the U.S. on August 23, 2011 may have literally drawn a line in the sand.  Both earthquakes shook the very foundation of America.  The entire nation may have felt the beginning of their 2nd war of Independence.

The Washington Monument was built as a dedication to the father of the United States of America.  The leader who was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”, George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1797, leading the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army, and presiding over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States, he built a strong and financially secure nation that earned the respect of the world.  On August 23, 2011 Americans were reminded with the shaking of the ground beneath them and the cracking of the Washington Monument that the time has come to reaffirm their Independence.  A line has been drawn.  The American Eagle has sent a clear warning to the British that Americans will not give up their Independence.

 

The link between the 2 earthquakes draws a line in the sand

It all began unfolding with the U.S. Air Force raid of the Citadel Gun and Safe shop in Las Vegas, NV on Friday August 19, 2011.  That raid is linked to the 2 large earthquakes in the United States on August 23, 2011.  Even though the raids have drawn nationwide media scrutiny and outrage from civil liberties groups, citing a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, the operation, led by heavily armed Special Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), was launched to recover nuclear warhead detonators that were stolen from Nellis Air Force Base by persons involved in another false flag attacks against the United States.

As of 1990 a significant number of nuclear weapons are stored at Area 2, a highly guarded part of Nellis AFB at the foot of Sunrise Mountain also known as Nellis Area II and Lake Mead Base.  As of 2002 Nellis AFB ranks 4th in number of nuclear warheads deployed.  Nellis AFB serves as one of two main Air Force nuclear weapons general depots in the United States.  A portion of air-launched cruise missile warhead stock is estimated to be stationed at Nellis, made up of approximately 575 W80 ALCMs.  On Friday, August 19, 2011, a group of heavily armed Special Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) along with local and federal law enforcement agents swarmed in and served search warrants on Citadel Gun and Safe.

They went in there and did in fact find stolen air force military property that was stolen from Nellis Air Force Base,” said Linda Card with the Air Force OSI.  The OSI and local law enforcement officers were assisted in the raid by the FBI, ATF, and ICE. The recovered material would not have posed a danger to citizens, a spokesperson from the Air Force said.  “It did not include weapons, guns, explosives of any kind, bombs, nothing like that. It was basic stolen military property,” Linda Card said.  What did they mean by “basic stolen military property“?  Detonators.  Detonators on their own are not classified as a weapon, gun, explosive or bomb.  They are basic military parts that become a weapon only after they are hard wired to a bomb or explosive device. The American people should be thankful that the United States Air Force took action to recover those detonators.  They went in first only because they knew what to look for and how to handle an incident involving nuclear weapons.  They have jurisdiction (as they are the nuclear weapons experts) in what was essentially a Broken Arrow incident. Broken Arrow refers to an event that involves nuclear weapons, warheads or components, but which does not create the risk of nuclear war.  Detonators are a component of a nuclear warhead.  Stolen or missing components of a nuclear warhead can only be recovered safely by those who are trained to safeguard, arm or disarm them.

After recovering the stolen nuclear warhead detonators from the  Citadel Gun and Safe shop the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations proceeded with federal law enforcement agencies in joint operations to recover the nuclear bombs as they still posed a major threat, even without their detonators.  On Tuesday morning, August 23, 2011 the United States Air Force tried to recover those nuclear bombs but something went wrong and at some point either some of those in possession of and transporting them, via the massive tunnels that links the deep underground military bases, detonated them using plastic explosives or the bombs were accidentally detonated during a firefight.  In spite of the detonation no damage was reported on the surface, probably because without the recovered detonators the nuclear bombs don’t have any significant amount of explosive yield.  The explosion was however, still violent enough to cause an earthquake but without the mushroom cloud or high intensity nuclear vaporing flash.  The explosion essentially amounted to a dirty bomb – radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.  The purpose of a dirty bomb is to contaminate the area around the explosion with radioactive material, hence the attribute “dirty”.  Because of this dirty bomb detonation underground the tunnels where the explosion occurred are now contaminated with radiation.

It would appear that the United States Air Force did not intercept and recover all of the nuclear explosive devices because at 1:51 PM EDT another underground nuclear detonation earthquake was recorded 84 miles SW of Washington DC.

What do these events have to do with triggering a 2nd American Revolutionary War?  Had the nuclear warheads been detonated in Washington DC the federal constitutional republic of the United States of America would automatically cease to exist.  Everything that symbolizes the Independence of the United States would have been destroyed.  Obama would soon after call for reforming a new nation, with a brand new Constitution and a brand new name – The North American Union.  But this Union will not represent the people of the United States as “we the people”, it will represent the new British North America.  How does British fit in?  Last week while Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on a trade mission with countries of South America the Canadian Armed Forces was quietly renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy.  Stephen Harper single handedly indefinitely suspended The Constitution Act, 1982 and put back Canada under British rule.  Royal signifies the British Royal family’s authority over its colonies.  Had the false flag nuclear attack against the United States occurred and Washington DC was destroyed Barack Hussein Obama was to (could still) call on the Royal (British) Canadian Air Force, Army and Navy to assist him in restoring order.  Obama is forbidden from using the US own military on U.S. soil to police the nation – as per the Posse Comitatus Act.  To get around this Obama and Prime Minister Harper signed a secret deal in February 2008 that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency,  With the nation’s capital destroyed and all symbols of American Independence from Britain no longer existing how long would it take for Barack Hussein Obama, a British subject (born in the British colony of Kenya), to return the United States people back to British rule?

 

Seismic evidence reveals underground nuclear detonation south of Washington DC.

Posted by PCWorld newsWednesday, August 24th, 2011

Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground  nuclear detonation.  The image above is a seismograph from Washington and Lee University, (similar one found on www2.tricities.com website) about 85 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral.  The green lines indicates the tremor that was felt in Washington DC which caused damaged to the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral.  The black lines is a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes.  That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:

“When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or “P” waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or “S” waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.”

What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or “P” waves.  All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or “P” waves.  Nuclear detonations do not.  Underground nuclear detonations are very violent and immediate with no forewarnings whatsoever. An underground detonation would account for the missing “P” seismic waves for the Washington DC 5.8 magnitude earthquake.  If you’ve ever witnessed a controlled demolition of a building you would no doubt describe the earth tremors as millions of people are now describing what it felt like on August 23, 2011 all along the East coast.

Air Force tunnel boring machine links deep underground military bases across U.S.

I was pointed to this overlooked piece of evidence by someone who claimed to be with the United States Air Force.  The story submission appeared to be sent by mistake as nothing was visible in the body of the submission.  Instead of sending it to the trash I thought I would apply an old intelligence trick I was taught back in 1989.  I right clicked my mouse on the body of the submission and selected all, then copy.  I then opened up the notepad and selected paste from the menu.   You would expect nothing to be pasted as there was nothing in the body of the submission but, just as I thought, a paragraph was pasted into the notepad.  What was revealed was 1 paragraph whereby who ever sent it stated he was a member of the United States Air Force.  He stated that the Virginia 5.8 magnitude earth “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake”.  He told me to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquake.  Then he stated that I should Google DUMB or Deep Underground Military Bases.  He ended by stating “the ABC warnings are real”.  I tried to trace the IP of the submission but they don’t exists.

Based on the discrepancy between a natural earthquake and an underground nuclear detonation (used seismographs from the North Korea underground nuclear detonation and past U.S. underground nuclear tests), it would appear that yes there was an earthquake but an earthquake created as a result of an underground nuclear detonation.  It would also appear that the United States Air Force has intercepted a nuclear bomb that was being transported via the deep underground tunnel systems that links secret deep underground military bases across the United States, to Washington DC.  It would appear that some people in the United States Air Force are taking action to prevent another false flag attack on US soil.  It is good to know that there are still people in the United States military who are upholding their oath to defend the United States from all its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

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You can bet your back-side I would not place a bet that this article is true. But they did run out of bandwidth and shut the site down. That’s when I decided to post it.

The Truth About the Situation in Libya CAFR1 NATIONAL POST

August 24th, 2011 by

 

Libya – Reality Check – The motive for the take-over
 

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The Truth About the Situation in Libya

Cutting through the government propaganda and media lies

By Brian Becker

August 23, 2011 " Answer Coalition" — Libya is a small country of just over 6 million people but it possesses the largest oil reserves in all of Africa. The oil produced there is especially coveted because of its particularly high quality. The Air Force of the United States along with Britain and France has carried out 7,459 bombing attacks since March 19.

Britain, France and the United States sent special operation ground forces and commando units to direct the military operations of the so-called rebel fighters – it is a NATO- led army in the field. The troops may be disaffected Libyans but the operation is under the control and direction of NATO commanders and western commando units who serve as “advisors.” Their new weapons and billions in funds come from the U.S. and other NATO powers that froze and seized Libya’s assets in Western banks.

Their only military successes outside of Benghazi, in the far east of the country, have been exclusively based on the coordinated air and ground operations of the imperialist NATO military forces. In military terms, Libya’s resistance to NATO is of David and Goliath proportions.

U.S. military spending alone is more than ten times greater than Libya’s entire annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which was $74.2 billion in 2010, according to the CIA’s World Fact Book. In recent weeks, the NATO military operations used surveillance-collecting drones, satellites, mounting aerial attacks and covert commando units to decapitate Libya’s military and political leadership and its command and control capabilities.

Global economic sanctions meant that the country was suddenly deprived of income and secure access to goods and services needed to sustain a civilian economy over a long period.“ The cumulative effect [of NATO’s coordinated air and ground operation] not only destroyed Libya’s military infrastructure but also greatly diminished Colonel Gaddafi’s commanders to control forces, leaving even committed fighting units unable to move, resupply or coordinate operations,“ reports the New York Times in a celebratory article on August 22.

A False Pretext). 

The United States, United Kingdom, France, and Italy targeted the Libyan government for overthrow or “regime change” not because these governments were worried about protecting civilians or to bring about a more democratic form of governance in Libya. If that were the real motivation of the NATO powers, they could start the bombing of Saudi Arabia right away.

There are no elections in Saudi Arabia. The monarchy does not even allow women to drive cars. By law, women must be fully covered in public or they will go to prison. Protests are rare in Saudi Arabia because any dissent is met with imprisonment, torture and execution. The Saudi monarchy is protected by U.S. imperialism because it is part of an undeclared but real U.S. sphere of influence and it is the largest producer of oil in the world. The U.S. attitude toward the Saudi monarchy was put succinctly by Ronald Reagan in 1981, when he said that the U.S. government “will not permit” revolution in Saudi Arabia such as the 1979 Iranian revolution that removed the U.S. client regime of the Shah.

Reagan’s message was clear: the Pentagon and CIA’s military forces would be used decisively to destroy any democratic movement against the rule of the Saudi royal family. Reagan’s explicit statement in 1981 has in fact been the policy of every successive U.S. administration, including the current one.

(Libya and Imperialism) 

Libya, unlike Saudi Arabia, did have a revolution against its monarchy. As a result of the 1969 revolution led by Muammar Gaddafi, Libya was no longer in the sphere of influence of any imperialist country. Libya had once been an impoverished colony of Italy living under the boot heel of the fascist Mussolini. After the Allied victory in World War II, control of the country was formally transferred to the United Nations and Libya became independent in 1951 with authority vested in the monarch King Idris. But in actuality, Libya was controlled by the United States and Britain until the 1969 revolution.

One of the first acts of the 1969 revolution was to eliminate the vestiges of colonialism and foreign control. Not only were oil fields nationalized but Gaddafi eliminated foreign military bases inside the country. In March of 1970, the Gaddafi government shut down two important British military bases in Tobruk and El Adem. He then became the Pentagon’s enemy when he evicted the U.S. Wheel us Air Force Base near Tripoli that had been operated by the United States since 1945. Before the British military took control in 1943, the facility was a base operated by the Italians under Mussolini’s heel.

The base had been an important Strategic Air Command (SAC) base during the Cold War, housing B-52 bombers and other front-line Pentagon aircrafts that targeted the Soviet Union Once under Libyan control, the Gaddafi government allowed Soviet military planes to access the airfield. In 1986, the Pentagon heavily bombed the base at the same time it bombed downtown Tripoli in an effort to assassinate Gaddafi. That effort failed but his 2-year-old daughter died along with scores of other civilians.

(The Character of the Gaddafi Regime)

The political, social and class orientation of the Libyan regime has gone through several stages in the last four decades. The government and ruling establishment reflected contradictory class, social, religious and regional antagonisms. The fact that the leadership of the NATO-led National Transition Council is comprised of top officials of the Gaddafi government, who broke with the regime and allied themselves with NATO, is emblematic of the decades-long instability within the Libyan establishment.

These inherent contradictions were exacerbated by pressures applied to Libya from the outside. The U.S. imposed far-reaching economic sanctions on Libya in the 1980s. The largest western corporations were barred from doing business with Libya and the country was denied access to credit from western banks. In its foreign policy, Libya gave significant financial and military support to national liberation struggles, including in Palestine, Southern Africa, Ireland and elsewhere.

Because of Libya's economic policies, living standards for the population had jumped dramatically after 1969. Having a small population and substantial income from its oil production, augmented with the Gaddafi regime’s far-reaching policy of social benefits, created a huge advance in the social and economic status for the population. Libya was still a class society with rich and poor, and gaps between urban and rural living standards, but illiteracy was basically wiped out, while education and health care were free and extensively accessible. By 2010, the per capita income in Libya was near the highest in Africa at $14,000 and life expectancy rose to over 77 years, according to the CIA’s World Fact Book.

Gaddafi’s political orientation explicitly rejected communism and capitalism. He created an ideology called the “Third International Theory,” which was an eclectic mix of Islamic, Arab nationalist and socialist ideas and programs. In 1977, Libya was renamed the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. A great deal of industry, including oil, was nationalized and the government provided an expansive social insurance program or what is called a welfare state policy akin to some features prevalent in the Soviet Union and some West European capitalist countries.

But Libya was not a workers’ state or a “socialist government” to use the popular if not scientific use of the term “socialist.” The revolution was not a workers and peasant rebellion against the capitalist class per se. Libya remained a class society although class differentiation may have been somewhat obscured beneath the existence of revolutionary committees and the radical, populist rhetoric that emanated from the regime.

As in many developing, formerly colonized countries, state ownership of property was not “socialist” but rather a necessary fortification of an under-developed capitalist class. State property in Iraq, Libya and other such post-colonial regimes was designed to facilitate the social and economic growth of a new capitalist ruling class that was initially too weak, too deprived of capital and too cut off from international credit to compete on its own terms with the dominant sectors of world monopoly capitalism. The nascent capitalist classes in such developing economies promoted state-owned property, under their control, in order to intersect with Western banks and transnational corporations and create more favorable terms for global trade and investment.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the “socialist bloc” governments of central and Eastern Europe in 1989-91 deprived Libya of an economic and military counter-weight to the United States, and the Libyan government’s domestic economic and foreign policy shifted towards accommodation with the West.

In the 1990s some sectors of the Libyan economic establishment and the Gaddafi-led government favored privatization, cutting back on social programs and subsidies and integration into western European markets. The earlier populism of the regime incrementally gave way to the adoption of neo-liberal policies. This was, however, a long process n 2004, the George W. Bush administration ended sanctions on Libya.

Western oil companies, banks, and other corporations initiated huge direct investments in Libya and trade with Libyan enterprises. There was also a growth of unemployment in Libya and in cutbacks in social spending, leading to further inequality between rich and poor and class polarization. But Gaddafi himself was still considered a thorn in the side of the imperialist powers. They want absolute puppets, not simply partners, in their plans for exploitation. The Wikileaks release of State Department cables between 2007 and 2010 show that the United states and western oil companies were condemning Gaddafi for what they called “resource nationalism.”

Gaddafi even threatened to re-nationalize western oil companies’ property unless Libya was granted a larger share of the revenue for their projects. As an article in today’s New York Times Business section said honestly: “"Colonel Qaddafi proved to be a problematic partner for the international oil companies, frequently raising fees and taxes and making other demands. A new government with close ties to NATO may be an easier partner for Western nations to deal with. "Even the most recent CIA Fact Book publication on Libya, written before the armed revolt championed by NATO, complained of the measured tempo of pro-market reforms in Libya: “Libya faces a long road ahead in liberalizing the socialist-oriented economy, but initial steps— including applying for WTO membership, reducing some subsidies, and announcing plans for privatization—are laying the groundwork for a transition to a more market-based economy.” (CIA World Fact Book) 
 

The beginning of the armed revolt on February 23 by disaffected members of the Libyan military and political establishment provided the opportunity for the U.S. imperialists, in league with their French and British counterparts, to militarily overthrow the Libyan government and replace it with a client or stooge regime. 
Of course, in the revolt were workers and young people who had many legitimate grievances against the Libyan government. But what is critical in an armed struggle for state power is not the composition of the rank-and-file soldiers, but the class character and political orientation of the leadership.

Character of the National Transition Council.
 

The National Transitional Council (NTC) constituted itself as the leadership of the uprising in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. The central leader is Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, who was Libya’s Minister of Justice until his defection at the start of the uprising. He was one of a significant number of Western-oriented and neoliberal officials from Libya’s government, diplomatic corps and military ranks who joined the opposition in the days immediately after the start of the revolt. 
 

As soon as it was established, the NTC began issuing calls for imperialist intervention. These appeals became increasing panicky as it became clear that, contrary to early predictions that the Gaddafi-led government would collapse in a matter of days, it was the “rebels” who faced imminent defeat in the civil war. In fact, it was only due to the U.S./NATO bombing campaign, initiated with great hurry on March 19 that the rebellion did not collapse. 
 

The last five months of war have erased any doubt about the pro-imperialist character of the NTC. One striking episode took place on April 22, when Senator John McCain made a “surprise” trip to Benghazi. A huge banner was unveiled to greet him with an American flag printed on it and the words: “United States of America – You have a new ally in North Africa. ”Similar to the military relationship between the NATO and Libyan “rebel” armed forces, the NTC is entirely dependent on and subordinated to the U.S., French, British and Italian imperialist governments. If the Pentagon, CIA, and Wall Street succeed in installing a client regime in Tripoli it will accelerate and embolden the imperialist threats and intervention against other independent governments such as Syria and Venezuela. In each case we will see a similar process unfold, including the demonetization of the leadership of the targeted countries so as to silence or mute a militant anti-war response to the aggression of the war-makers and billion dollar profiteers there from.

The ANSWER Coalition http://www.answercoalition.org invite all those who share this perspective to join with us, to mobilize, and to unmask the colonial agenda that hides under the slogan of "humanitarian intervention." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4khZNsudmA

 

[Yeh, right.. "Kill them all if we have too, the survivors get twinkies" – WJB ]

The truth about Libya

 

The Federal Reserve is a criminal cartel!

August 23rd, 2011 by

DISASTER COMING FRIDAY AUGEST 26 BY YOUR FRIENDLY FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN, SO GET PREPARED NOW!

 


THINK ABOUT THE INFORMATION EXPOSED BY REP MCFADDEN IN THE ARTICLE BELOW, NEXT TIME FED CHAIRMAN BERNAKE IS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

by AL Whitney (C) copyright 2011
Permission is granted for redistribution if linked to original and the AntiCorruption Society is acknowledged

On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to,CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON 

  

The petition for Articles of Impeachment was thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee and has YET TO BE ACTED ON.

 

Congressman McFadden’s speech on the [private] Federal Reserve Corporation

Excerpts:

 

pg 2
“Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lender. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man’s throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislatures; there are those who maintain International propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us into granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime.”

 

pg 2
“These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. Those bankers took money out of this Country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They created a reign of terror in Russia with our money in order to help that war along. They instigated the separate peace between Germany and Russia, and thus drove a wedge between the allies in World War. They financed Trotsky’s passage from New York to Russia so that he might assist in the destruction of the Russian Empire. They fomented and instigated the Russian Revolution, and placed a large fund of American dollars at Trotsky’s disposal in one of their branch banks in Sweden so that through him Russian homes might be thoroughly broken up and Russian children flung far and wide from their natural protectors. They have since begun breaking up of American homes and the dispersal of American children. “Mr. Chairman, there should be no partisanship in matters concerning banking and currency affairs in this Country, and I do not speak with any.”

 

 pg 4
“Recently in one of our States, 60,000 dwelling houses and farms were brought under the hammer in a single day. 71,000 houses and farms in Oakland County, Michigan, were sold and their erstwhile owners dispossessed. The people who have thus been driven out are the wastage of the Fed. They are the victims of the Fed. Their children are the new slaves of the auction blocks in the revival of the institution of human slavery.”

pg 6
“The United States has been ransacked and pillaged. Our structures have been gutted and only the walls are left standing. While being perpetrated, everything the world would rake up to sell us was brought in here at our expense by the Fed until our markets were swamped with unneeded and unwanted imported goods priced far above their value and make to equal the dollar volume of our honest exports, and to kill or reduce our favorite balance of trade. As Agents of the foreign central banks the Fed try by every means in their power to reduce our favorable balance of trade. They act for their foreign principal and they accept fees from foreigners for acting against the best interests of these United States.”

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Things have not changed since McFadden made this speech. The criminal cartel, the Federal Reserve, demanded and were granted a banker’s bailout from Congress in Oct 2008.  And according to Fed Chair Bernake, the money went to foreigners . . . again.



If you look at history and the recent actions of the Federal Reserve, it becomes breathtakingly obvious that nothing has changed over the past 78 years. The private Federal Reserve is still a criminal cabal engaged in siphoning off the assets and wealth of our country. And while Rep Charles Lindburgh exposed their agenda in the early 1900′s, and while we are experiencing a foreclosure avalanche, most folks still don’t understand who has been actively engaged in stealing from us and destroying our country for the past 140 years or so.

Banker’s Manifesto of 1892

“Capital must protect itself in every way, through combination and through legislation. Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of wealth, under control of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an IMPERIALISM of capital to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd. Thus by discrete action we can secure for ourselves what has been generally planned and successfully accomplished.”

According to Hagan Smith, who thoroughly researched US history and the ‘banksters’, all Presidents who attempted to regain control of US currency were assasinated or threatened with assasination, including Ronald Reagan. 

Hagan Smith/Rod Class interview from TalkShoe program of Oct 1, 2010 (3 min)

It is unreasonable to assume that anyone in the federal government can achieve this goal and live to talk about it. Therefore, the population of our country has no other choice but to recover state sovereignty and establish state banks.  See STATE

A MUST SEE:

The Money Masters: How International Bankers Gained Control of America

federal reserve

Understand History, To Understand The Current Markets

August 22nd, 2011 by

 

Bob Chapman
International Forecaster
Aug 21, 2011

Curiosity of  R.E. Sutherland, M.Ed./sciences
Freelance Investigative Science Reporter becworks@gmail.com

http://www.infowars.com/understand-history-to-understand-the-current-markets/

Every professional has their own method of analyzing markets, finance and economies, and some do well coming up with the direction of social and political issues as well. The other 97% miss one-half to two-thirds of the time. That is not very good and one asks why? The answer is simple they really have not studied history as well as they should have.

Some believe that the crisis in Europe is the heart of today’s problems. It certainly is a strong integral part, but not the primary causation. The 3-year old finance bubble was created by the Federal Reserve, which began the situation starting in 1993. We saw the dotcom boom, which they could have stopped in its tracks. All they had to do is raise margin requirements from 50% to 60% temporarily. After that collapse in mid-March 2000, they decided rather than purge the systems, as they as well should have done in 1990-92, they created another bubble in real estate. They have been trying to recover from that bubble and other layover problems since we’d say 2000.

Yes you can blame Europe for its part, but the blame lies with the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, and the banks and personages, who control those entities. Those in England, Europe and in the US, who control business, finance and economics from behind the scenes have played the parts they have in order to bring about world government. If you can perceive and accept that from an historical perspective, they you can understand what is really going on.

European banks are struggling with their funding and credit is drying up. This is what happened in 2008. As a result, Europe is a disaster waiting to happen. Europe is finally realizing this is all about debt. The socialists want it go away, just disappear but it does not happen that way. Debt and credit default swaps will eventually rule the day.

Few reflect back to 12 years ago when the Maastricht Treaty was being approved. The cornerstone was public debt that was not supposed to be more than 3% of GP. That did not last long. Then Italy and Greece, with the help of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan helped these two basket cases qualify for the euro and euro zone by Mickey Mousing their balance sheets. We saw one interest rate fits all and we knew the euro was doomed before it got started. The condition of the euro zone and Europe is certainly terrible, but so are US debt problems. Policy decisions are bad, but not any worse than they are in the US.

We see pundits trying to separate sovereign debt from bank debt. They are one in the same, because the banks control the governments, and tell them what to do. Europe particularly France, was very upset last week when SoGen was rumored to be insolvent. The answer from those accused was rubbish. SoGen has a history of one of the most criminal banks in the world, so what is new. Just more criminality. SoGen and France are under pressure because they own loads of PIIG debt and are being asked to supply more funds to bail out their neighbors, a role they cannot fulfill without going under themselves. The situation France is in is three times worse what it was in 2008. Everyone expects France and Germany to bail out the bankrupts and that cannot happen. Neither the banks nor the governments can continue to do what they have been doing and at the same time control their financial systems and economies. Now you can understand why CDS credit default swaps trade above 180, when they traded at 80 in 2008. We feel that if the six countries in trouble are not allowed to default it will take the other nations under as well. There is much at stake here. Not only the insolvency but also the breakup of the euro zone and the euro and the dream of using them as a template for a new world order.

In addition it is very significant CDS for Brazil jumped from 35 to 152 as did Mexico, which is an indirect result of what is going on in Europe, UK and the mortgage bond market and by cutting back 30% on loans to small and medium sized businesses. Although they are very leveraged in their other operations, such trading and global leveraged speculation include great counterparty risk. This time exposure is somewhat different but the exposure in the theatre could be just as bad risk wise as it was in 2008. Generally speaking they are not long gold and silver bullion and shares, they are for the most part short. The venue that could be very dangerous is derivatives. The way these major banks and countries have become interconnected the danger always persists and once a fallout begins it could bring down all major banks and countries. Don’t let that fact escape you. They dodged the bullet in 2008, but they might not the next time. The carry trade is as large as it has ever been and the cost of borrowing is close to zero, again, encouraging taking on too much risk.

This past two weeks currency markets have seen large swings, especially in second and third tier countries. No one knows the size of carry trades affecting these countries. We have seen a number of countries quickly give up almost all of their dollar gains of the past several months and the Swiss and Japanese have spent billions of dollars trying to push down the value of their currencies, but to no avail. The euro and the dollar have stayed about the same, but we see the euro weaker due to ongoing financial problems, which contrary to conventional wisdom have not been solved. Throughout Europe not only has money been lent at very low rates, but also much of it is uncollectible. This broken European bubble will deflate for some time to some. It will affect all other sovereign debt negatively as well. These are the borrowers of part of that $16.1 trillion that was lent by the Fed over the last few years, which has never been paid back. European banks are buried in debt and the politicians, whom they own, will do their best to protect them. Unfortunately, there is no painless solution. The contagion is underway and the latest meeting to solve these problems was a failure. The latest European version of the issuance of quantitative easing to buy Italian and Spanish bonds will prove to be futile, just another attempt with taxpayer funds to bail out the banks. This possible “Black hole of Calcutta” at this point puts Europe in a worse position compared to the US, which is no piece of cake, and probably won’t far any better in the future. The working out of US problems will just take longer. As each day passes and in spite of the disinformation, confidence in Europe and the US falters and rightly so. The US has no periphery to support essentially Europe does and that is in favor of the US, but ultimately US problems are far more overwhelming.

The recent commitment of the Fed for zero interest rates for the next two years showed great weakness and will in time come back to haunt them. This was another reward for Wall Street speculators and another moldy bone thrown to the nations savers and elderly. There is no question Wall Street and banking, which own the Fed are desperate, to make such a commitment. The decision for QE 3 was made 15-months ago when we predicted it. We could see it coming and we know the decisions of the last 11 years and the pressure being exerted on the Fed will ultimately bring about its demise, and its days of looting the American public will be over. What the Fed and the ECB have done in greed and for their dream of world government is over. We are closing in on payback time, as desperate measures become more noticeable and a solution remains out of their reach. They will pay for what they have done to us.

Even though we expect at least a few more years of unrestrained leveraged speculation, it will then come to an end. It has become a crucial factor for monetary policy championed by both Sir Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke. Wall Street and baking love it, because their positions allow them to create inside information, which allows them to make money consistently with little or no risk. We also have the SEC and the CFTC perpetually looking the other way aiding and abetting their criminal behavior. If you add in that there are no limits to what they can do you essentially have an ongoing free for all. This is unrestrained finance via a policy of zero interest rates. This gives Wall Street and banking a license to steal.

 

All this has caused a bubble and that bubble is in the process of bursting, a product of fiscal and monetary stimulus. That is not only in the US, UK and Europe, but worldwide As a result confidence in the global system is being lost. De-leveraging of bullish bets in markets of bonds and stocks is underway. Ironically, these speculators are short gold and silver and the shares. Short covering is in process with some even switching to the long side in the gold and silver bullion and share markets. How any economist could believe that leveraged speculation reduces risk is beyond us. Fortunately, the other shoe has dropped and such theory has been disproved. The result of all this is that we have an escalating debt crisis worldwide and now the experts in and out of government do not have any solutions as to how to rectify the situation. The sovereign debt crisis has been underway since the early 1970s. This experience shows you how long bad things can last. Before this is over trillions of dollars will be defaulted upon. The days of overwhelming stimulus to gain traction in the economy or economies is in the process of being ineffective. We like to call it the law of diminishing returns. The $2.3 to $2.5 trillion we project that the Fed will have to create in the coming fiscal year will at best produce GDP growth of zero. The minute the Fed and Congress stop feeding the system we will be looking at negative growth of 5%. We are headed toward crunch time and there is no avoiding it. Uncertainty and instability are America’s and the world’s next challenge. Currencies are going to react widely. Gold and silver will fly along with the gold and silver shares as a result of debt and falling economies accompanied by inflation. The big problem will not only be de-leveraging, but also the opaque derivative markets and the Exchange Traded Funds, many of which are leveraged. Yes, it will be a very rough ride, so you had best get ready for it. We never had a recovery and the trappings of growth are quickly falling away. Extending the time line for all these problems is coming to an end, but it probably will not be abrupt. There will be all kinds of terrible events, but it looks like the elitists are going to play this out over an extended period before they attempt to pull the plug. That means these problems could be extended out five or even ten more years on a degenerating basis. That also means we will continue to have limited wars for financial gain and distraction. The strategy has been and will continue to be to keep creating money and credit and allow inflow to reduce the size of the debt. These comments regarding debt quoting Bernanke and throwing money from helicopters and Greenspan’s admission that the US cannot be downgraded, because it can always print money is flippant and very unprofessional. What they have both done rather than allow the US government to default is to perpetually create money and credit to paper over the economy’s failure. This process increases inflation that quietly steals the value of purchasing power like a thief in the night. Both men can be classified as thieves for having done to the American people and others by stealing the fruits of their labor. This trick used by money masters and politicians for centuries is little understood by the public and most cannot understand how it works, and the ultimate ramifications. These characters and others create additional debt, which is followed by other nation’s central banks, which has created a race to the bottom and eventually all nations cannot pay their debts and default. Eventually in order to prevent a collapse in the financial system a meeting is held such as was held at the Smithsonian talks in the early 1970s, or the Plaza Accord in 1985 and the Louvre Accord in 1987. All currencies are revalued and devalued and there is multilateral debt settlement. We believe that is how all this will come about.

Evidentially a deal has been made from behind the scenes to relieve the Fed of having to produce $850 billion in stimulus and that task has been delegated to Mr. Obama. The President, while calling for budget cuts, is calling for $850 billion for stimulus 3. Observing recent actions by Congress some idiotic excuse will be made up and like magic stimulus 3 will appear. We also suggest that the President will use the London rioting as a cause for such stimulus. Remember never let a crisis go to waste. It is sure to be sold in the behalf of preservation of order. We do not believe the powers behind government will get the desired results.

Admittedly, Ben Bernanke inherited a can of worms from Sir Alan Greenspan. Ben has been able to accumulate $3 trillion worth of an assortment of Treasuries, Agencies and CDS, and MBS’s, also known as toxic waste, over the past few years. Those moves decidedly have been negative for the rating of US government debt. The rating really should have been lowered five years ago during the Greenspan years and perhaps even sooner than that. Due to massive increases since 2006 by the Fed we now already are in a bubble.

The 12 person congressional debt commission, we like to refer to as the Obama Enabling Act, patterned after Adolph Hitler’s legislation of 1933, which allowed him to become dictator of Germany, supposedly will produce moderate spending cuts. Knowing that Standard and Poor’s has warned this “Star Chamber” proceeding, which bypasses Congress, that there are not substantial cuts in Social Security and Medicare, that S&P will again lower the US debt rating. Everyone seems to overlook that fact. That means that if there is not large Social Security and Medicare cuts and an increase in taxes, S&P will strike again, and the bond market will burst, and Mr. Bernanke’s house of cards will collapse. As we explained previously the debt extension could have been passed in 15 minutes, but it was not because the powers behind government the Council on Foreign Relations, wanted to chop up SS and Medicare, and to put this panel in place. All is never what it seems to be.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Sorry folk’s, but I must once again repeat myself. Have our military capture the Big Bankers, Rothschild, Rockefeller, etc, etc, the trilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations, Builderbergers, etc, etc, confiscate all of their assets, pay off our debt to other Nations with it, and help the other  small Nations do the same. Cancel all of the laws that have contributed to our loss of freedom, and start an incentive reeducation of our citizens. Print our own Gold backed currency, and remember we just paid off a massive debt to other Nations with worthless money so keep a close watch on them. Now, here we are, out of debt, our stupid laws removed, and our own gold backed currency. Not a bad week’s work! With a tax retirement plan from the Nations assets investments as out-lined by Walter Burien, my guess is we would have to send our military to the Mexican border to shoot the hoards of wet-backs wanting to get some gravy from our new gravy train. And, speaking of wet backs, lets round them up if their here illegally, and send them back to good ole Mexico, then, when we have our new economy rolling smoothly, revamp the immigration laws to make coming here a reasonable experience for them. We don’t hate Mexicans, or any other nationality, and they deserve a chance to become legal citizens just as much as we do. I’m damn tired of being a subject of the Crown.

 

When Factories Vanish, So Can Innovators

August 22nd, 2011 by

 

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13every.html?_r=1

 

 

By LOUIS UCHITELLE

Published: February 12, 2011

SPOONS and forks, the metal flatware that everyone uses, are no longer made in the United States. The last factory in an industry stretching back to colonial times closed eight months ago in Sherrill, N.Y., a small community in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and 80 employees lost their jobs.
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A worker at the Sherrill Manufacturing flatware factory in Sherrill, N.Y., which closed its doors eight months ago.

No one paid much attention beyond the people in the town itself, even though the closing represented the demise of an industry that had flourished in this country for generations. Paul Revere, in fact, was a flatware craftsman.

Sherrill Manufacturing, which owned the factory, said in a statement that production had succumbed to less expensive Chinese imports. Robert A. Comis, the Sherrill city manager, said, “It is too common a situation.”

Losing an industry or ceasing to manufacture a particular product, in this case stainless steel flatware, has indeed become a fairly frequent event. Just in the last few years, the last sardine cannery, in Maine, closed its doors. Stainless steel rebars, the sturdy rods that reinforce concrete in all kinds of construction, are now no longer made in America. Neither are vending machines or incandescent light bulbs or cellphones or laptop computers.

Less noticeably, American manufacturers are importing more of the components that go into their products. The imported portion has risen to more than 25 percent from 17 percent in 1997, according to Susan Houseman, a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Boeing Company, to consider one striking example, once bought all of its components from American suppliers, or made them in its factories here. Now the wings of several of its airliners are manufactured by Japanese subcontractors and shipped across the Pacific in giant cargo planes.

Foreign-made parts might also be infiltrating the sleek business jets that the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation makes at its United States factories. Joseph T. Lombardo, Gulfstream’s president, says he isn’t sure, although Gulfstream buys components exclusively from American suppliers. “What I don’t know,” he says, “is how many of the parts in those components were imported by our American suppliers.”

It is certainly more than we measure, Ms. Houseman says. An accurate count would reduce manufacturing’s share of the gross domestic product, or total national output, to less than the 11.2 percent that the Bureau of Economic Analysis has reported through 2009, the latest figure available.

That 11.2 percent would be closer to 10.5 percent, if all of the imported components were counted as imported instead of domestically made. Even the 11.2 percent figure is down sharply from the 14.2 percent share of just a decade earlier, and the nearly 30 percent of the heyday 1950s, when almost every product bought by Americans was also made here.

Concern is increasing that this decline has gone too far. “I think there is a growing recognition that a diminished manufacturing sector will undermine our economy,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics.

How did the nation get into this situation? It gambled, in effect, that by importing more from foreign suppliers and from American companies that had set up shop abroad, consumer prices for manufactured products would fall, without any sacrifice in product quality. Low-wage workers abroad would make that happen.

American manufacturers, on the other hand, would be the world’s best innovators, developing sophisticated new products here at home and producing them, at least initially, in their domestic factories.

The first part of the arrangement worked very well. Consumer prices did fall as imports flooded in ­ from foreign manufacturers, of course, but also from factories newly opened abroad by American multinationals. The flood was so great that President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s placed temporary quotas on Japanese autos and motorcycles, and tariffs on selected electronic devices.

The second part of the arrangement, however, has been more problematic. As it turns out, the United States is not the only path-breaker. The Toyota Prius, the first hybrid, shines as an example of Japanese ingenuity, and more than a decade after that car was developed it is still being exported from Japanese factories, marrying innovation to production and jobs.

The iPad and the iPhone, developed by Apple in the United States, are spectacular technologies. But the devices themselves are made in Asia, not America. And as time passes, the people who make the iPad and the iPhone day after day ­ the engineers and factory workers in Asia ­ may produce the next innovations. Or so many experts are coming to believe, including Ms. Houseman.

“The big debate today is whether we can continue to be competitive in R&D when we are not making the stuff that we innovate,” she says. “I think not; the two can’t be separated.”

THE loss of manufacturing capacity, measured in lost workers, is startling. From the high point in the summer of 1979, through last month, employment in manufacturing has fallen by 8.1 million, to 11.6 million, with most of the drop in just the last decade. While consumers have benefited from lower prices, made possible by unrestricted imports, on the other side of the ledger are tens of billion of dollars in lost manufacturing wages.

Something else is gone, too. “We had a storehouse of knowledge and skill built up in these workers and we can’t use it now,” says James Jordan, president of the Interstate Maglev Project, promoting a high-speed rail technology that uses special magnets to levitate and propel trains. Maglev was invented in the United States, but equipment based on that technology is manufactured and used today in Japan.

Mr. Jordan argues that as manufacturing’s presence ­ and status ­ shrinks in America, the odds of a Henry Ford or a Thomas Edison or a Steve Jobs appearing in the next generation are reduced. Certainly people like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook are inventors, though not of physical products.

“Young people stop thinking about making things,” Mr. Jordan says. “It is no longer in their heads. They have a different mental orientation.”

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: February 20, 2011

The Everybody’s Business column last Sunday, about the effect of factory closures on innovation, referred incorrectly to the production of minivans in the United States. Although no American automakers now make them here, some foreign companies do produce them in their American plants.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Imagine you have worked as an Ironworker Connector for thirty years, and were fortunate enough to have started and finished your career in the same metropolitan area, and without a major injury. All this time you enjoyed a Joe Six-pack celebrity status and a higher than average income for blue-collar construction work. Now you have lost the agility and strength to climb the steel with a sixty-pound belt of tools and bolts around your waist, and your sons are, and always have, intend to follow in Dad’s footsteps.

 You still have many years left to be a productive individual, but you have only had one skill in your life, (staying alive and not crippled up). To make matters worse, you are a high-school drop out with nothing more than a G.E.D. diploma for educational credentials. You have also been in the company of so many potty mouth people for so long you are afraid of socializing with your family outside of your circle of friends, or worse yet going on a job interview. Let’s face it, the only thing you have ever loved to do is run around on a six inch wide steel beam a couple hundred feet in the air, tell dirty jokes in the lunch shanty, and now you’re in another world where nothing is exciting……………. What to do?


 

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Now, let’s all give public education in America a good round of applause, because it failed to educate or inspire a whole generation of it’s people, and now they don’t have a clue about what to do with the rest of their life except rely on social insecurity. Don’t feel embarrassed folks, your lack of forethought was planned by some of the smartest people on earth. Your friendly International Investment Bankers.

Read and learn all the ways your mind was manipulated before you starve to death. Maybe then, you will figure out how to get even. To Kill a snake, cut off it’s head!

Stop Clinging to False Hope and Face Reality

August 20th, 2011 by

 Anthony Wile

 

 By Anthony Wile

08 20 11

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All week long we have been witnessing a breakdown in global markets, or perhaps better stated – general public confidence. Gee, why would that be, we wonder? Why is it that the general public is not so easily convinced that all will be okay? Where is the usual confidence in their elected and non-elected leaders who've been given license to run the world, practically speaking?

Well, we don't want to be the ones who say, "We told you so," but we did. And besides our publishing efforts, here at the Daily Bell we have been trying our best to help spread the word as it relates to the oncoming financial hurricane (Hurricane Reality) for more than ten years now. Has it helped? Absolutely, for some. But as Jim Rogers often says, "I keep on talking about the same issues but no one seems to listen." We can relate to that sentiment.

However, for the most part – despite the ridicule, both public and private – I feel that there has been ample opportunity for people to educate themselves and take personal responsibility rather than wait for their elected or non-elected leaders to solve the very problems they themselves have caused. For anyone to believe they truly care and desire to do anything other than tighten the grip of their rule is foolhardy at best.

Everyone is complicit to some degree, but perhaps it is the people themselves, those being ruled, who are most to blame for the circumstances in which we all now find ourselves to varying degrees. Surely the American majority's willingness to shun the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights has enabled the "power seekers" to regulate and dominate virtually every aspect of an individual's life. For without the consent of the larger body, the rulers would have no power with which to abuse.

But as it is today, the greater mass of voters is still busy watching "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol." The vast majority of youth care not of real issues; rather they are focused on increasing the number of new "friends" who sign on to their Facebook accounts, or are busy discussing what Lady Gaga ate for dinner or some similar nonsense. It is a shame that people have fallen out of touch with the act of thinking and being responsible for their own lives.

Along with the decline of thought, we also have the decline of respect and moral dignity. This is not uncommon as societies near the end of their "run" as empires. It appears the American experiment is surely nearing that point in history. In fact, a quick look around America today leaves one rather uninspired when it comes to the "mental tone" underlying people's actions.

Clearly the state derives increased power by maintaining a dumbed-down population (mindless subservient slaves) who are not supposed to be capable of critical thinking. For if individuals are taught how to think, which enables them to question, where does the line stop? To encourage questioning would be self-defeating for international money power, which dominates the world today. So public schools are factories of misinformation designed to create obedient little "repeaters" who blindly run around echoing whatever is the latest sound bite with which they have been mentally injected by the "official sources" who provide the stimulation. And sadly, it works.

Just think back to the last US presidential election and those hundreds of thousands of people gathered in "worship" of their newly found prophet. Gustave Le Bon would not have been surprised. Here is a rather famous quote from the 19th Century author who had personally witnessed the "crowd mentality," as the French Revolution unfolded:

"Crowds are somewhat like the sphinx of ancient fable: It is necessary to arrive at a solution of the problems offered by their psychology or to resign ourselves to being devoured by them."

Yet another wise observation from Le Bon:

"The unreal has about as much influence on them (crowds) as the real."

And here is exactly what we find when facing the reality of the situation as it presently stands – the crowd is a dumbed-down majority who are entirely dislocated from reality. The majority has long ago given up on accepting personal responsibility for taking care of their own lives, let alone those of their immediate family members. And the more the majority turns to the State for solutions, the more they commit themselves to a life that was never free and truly never really lived at all.

The "rulers" have replaced any sense of traditional spirituality and family values with an international state religion called "democracy." And it is centralized democracy – or "regulatory democracy" as it should correctly be labeled, which is a failed concept – that further empowers the power elite, for it lives and breathes, in fact thrives, on the naivete of the masses. It is the dominant social theme of today's version of democracy that is perhaps the most widely accepted and destructive meme of all.

As H. L. Mencken once said, "Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."

Here is another quote, this one from Joseph Sobran, that seems quite apropo: "Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves."

To think that a political philosophy (religion?) has become so adopted by the masses that they are willing to endorse the murder of millions of people around the world who stand in the way of international money power's desire to implement it in their countries is nothing short of awful. And it is ironic that the leading enforcer on the front line of this "spread" is the one country whose Founding Fathers stood tall against centralized rule and warned of the disastrous effects for societies that neglect the natural rights of the individual.

As the world turns, America's military-industrial complex is busily enforcing the globalist agenda by jamming democracy down the throats of anyone who stands in their way – with the barrel of a gun if necessary – despite the fact that the country is financially bust.

And of course, the United Nations, an elitist institution of the highest order, provides cover for the world's "bad boy enforcer" by passing resolution after resolution that create the necessary "impression" for the Western "voters" so as to garner their emotional support as the targeted nations' leaders are readied for dismissal. We see it everywhere – Tavistock Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and all the mainstream media outlets – they unanimously join together in chorus to sing the tunes that collectivize the blind support of the masses.

Murder is murder. It doesn't matter whether the person is white, back, yellow or red. We are all human beings with individual needs, hopes and desires. Any philosophy or belief system that enables people to commit atrocities based on the "ends justifies the means" principle is one that ultimately empowers a totalitarian regime in which all forms of freedom are repressed. And that is what the current Anglosphere "rulers" are working diligently to achieve.

However, the issue in focus as I began this editorial is where I will now return – the financial turmoil that has the world in a state of shock. Why is this happening? What is happening? Why now? What can the leaders do?

Simply put, there is a race going on, one that most people do not see and never will even know existed. They, the "mass of voters," will for the most part remain caught up in the illusion – the one that absolves them of personal responsibility and grants the State power over their lives, the belief that "others" really care. They will continue to turn for salvation to the very hands that have them enslaved. They are the fools who support centralized government power and regulatory democracy – and believe in their state-granted "rights."

But there is a growing legion of people who are becoming enlightened as to the way the "great game" is being played. They are waking up one by one to see that there is an international money elite who have been striving forglobal governance. And as they shake off their slumber they begin to see the very sophisticated edifices that have been constructed to create and maintain a grip over the minds of the masses so as to advance their efforts. It is the power of understanding – made possible by an as yet unregulated medium of mass communication, the Internet – that is threatening the elite's agenda.

And so, with the Internet Reformation working its societal shifting magic, the power elite are racing to bring together the remaining nations of the world under their "religion." Time is critical for them as the knowledge revolution – one we believe caught them by surprise – is working faster than most anticipated. Thus the never ending wars and threats of new ones that all seem to target nations that as of yet do not have in place Western puppets to go along with a global unification process.

Of course, it isn't sold this way to the general public – at least not via mainstream media sources, naturally. But take even a brief trip around the Internet and you will quickly find sites like ours where the blatant reality of the situation, at least as we see it, exists in black and white. And as more and more people are faced with this "reality" they are employing human action to try and get out of harm's way, at least financially if not physically, too.

Think about it for a minute. When the Gutenberg Press was invented back in the mid-15th Century, it took a couple hundred years before its societal shifting impact had really taken root. Today, unlike the printed book or pamphlet, bits and bytes travel in seconds throughout the world. And it is those tiny packets of unregulated information that are so devastating to the plans of international money power and which are moving this reformation along at lightning speed.

All of a sudden people are understanding the rot at the base of their monetary systems. They can see the game is rigged, and not on behalf of those who believe in democracy but those who are selling the dream. People can see that the newspapers and mainstream media broadcasts are pure propaganda that utilizes the Hegelian dialectic to create an illusion of democratic debate – when in fact all it is doing is constraining the discussion in order to arrive at pre-determined conclusions. People can now see the outright lies that spew forth from the mouths of the puppet leaders who pretend to run the State.

In essence, the Internet Reformation is destroying public confidence in the structural edifices that have been established by the elite. It is not just financial, but the whole apparatus that is losing "voters."

This is what is causing Hurricane Reality to build up even more momentum and destructive power as it spins above the Western world. That great invisible hand of nature holds the reins of its power to regulate change in the cruelest of ways when truth is stranger than fiction.

We see no way for confidence to be lifted or maintained in the current international system of regulatory democracy and global economic enslavement via central banking and fiat money. Nor do we think it should be. It is a poisonous global Ponzi scheme. Why would anyone want to save that – other than those most benefited by it?

However, until this great battle runs its course, there will undoubtedly be even greater turmoil around the world – both financially and militarily. Free-thinking individuals must decide for themselves how best to confront the decline of false hope and the rising barometer of reality. In the words of the late Harry Browne, people need to learn how to "Live Free in an Unfree World."

Perhaps one day in the not too distant future a new age will dawn – one in which, after experiencing much pain, we can grow forward a society that flourishes on the celebration of the individual rather than the State. Until then the masses of the world are sadly getting exactly what they deserve. Will their leaders someday face reality, too?


Editor's note: For those readers who are unfamiliar with Anthony Wile's High Alert: How the Internet and the global power elite are causing a financial hurricane – and how to profit from it, we have provided a free download of the book on the Daily Bell website – click here to download.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

With absolutely no conscious comprehension of the accumulative consequences, the dull and ignorant of humanity stumble through life’s journey, with genetically implanted presuppositions that have no connection to reality. As they slowly mature, these presuppositions are manipulated by unconscious forces that deprive them of a clearly defined destination, which produces an intellect that continuously wanders in the wilderness of indecision. People, thus afflicted, are incapable of committing to anything that does not produce immediate gratification. They become addicted to the pursuit of entertainment as a placebo, [Something done to placate somebody] and reject the responsibility of their intellectual development and critical thinking skills.

As history authenticates, they are well suited for an agrarian or industrial society and are capable of living comfortable lives, but as history also authenticates, they are incapable of unity [The two party system] in a democracy and become sandburs in the pants of freedom loving individuals, as they totally lack the self-discipline to self-rule. They are followers, not leaders, and takers, not givers, and follow every known sirens’ song.

[In Greek mythology, a sea nymph, half-woman and half-bird, who was believed to sing beguilingly to passing sailors in order to lure them to their doom on the rocks she sat on.”]

For those who frequently read my commentaries, the above definition for my use of the term (dull and ignorant) is of my own construction, and accurately defines what I think self-centered, non-contributors to a free society are.

In “Stop Clinging to False Hope and Face Reality” Mr. Wile expands on my definition of the dull and ignorantfools who support centralized government power and regulatory democracy – and believe in their state-granted "rights.”  If I possessed Mr. Wile’s intellect, I would magnify his essay into a dissertation on the “Affects of ignorance on society” and leave no wound a possibility of being healed, as in [“A lasting emotional or psychological injury”]. Such is my abhorrence of what the world has to suffer from their ignorance, and ours.

The wonderfully explicit writings of the gifted libertarian authors like Mr. Wile produce an agony of inconsistency in my mind due to their assumption that depraved human beings can live unregulated together in harmony and bound only by a legal requirement to not damage someone else.

This debilitating agony is due to my conviction that, that is the way life should be, but my observation and study of humanity denies any possibility of it. As a committed theological student, I contribute this anomaly to Christianity’s departure from reformed doctrine, which explicitly identifies depravity as man’s human nature, and thus we are not equipped to self-rule in conformity with God’s requirements.

The bottom line of all this is, to make us all the more appreciative of and dependent on God’s return as a visible Lord and master. Until then, I’m afraid we are in a pickle, and the best we can do is demand a return to Jeffersonian governance, which hopefully would be preserved by remembering our terrible past experiences’. This, of course, would require the spilling of much blood, and I'm willing. Are you?

 

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Want to Smack Down the Criminal Global Banking Cartel? Here’s How to Use Gold & Silver to Do It

August 19th, 2011 by

 

Want to participate in smacking down the criminal global banking cartel? Here’s how to do it. Sell the likely fraudulent SLV and GLD ETFs, cease participating in the fraudulent gold/silver futures markets, buy physical gold and silver, and buy gold/silver mining stocks. The good news is (1) This is a simple strategy; and (2) Buy wisely, and you will likely build significant wealth while participating in this strategy.

The fraudulent immoral monetary system that bankers have imposed upon the world that steals money from savers and creditors and transfers wealth to governments, debtors and bankers can only be perpetuated by the price control mechanisms bankers have instituted for gold and silver.  Destroy these price control mechanisms and the fiat currency system will fail. And what happens if the fiat currency system fails? We all have a chance to institute an honest and equitable monetary system that promotes price stability and sustainable growth instead of struggling under a dishonest one that destroys these desirable socio-economic qualities.

The ability of bankers to suppress the price of gold and silver (yes, even the price of $1,800 gold and $40 silver is severely suppressed) is based upon their ability to sell the perception that a much greater supply of silver and gold exists than actually does. Over the past six years, I have publicly blogged dozens of times regarding the mechanisms bankers use to accomplish the suppression of gold and silver prices, including most recently in my article, “Why Gold and Silver Prices Will More than Double Again Even from Current Prices.

A key weapon in the Central Bankers’ war to suppress gold and silver prices over the past decade has been the creation of paper gold and silver ounces that has little to no real physical backing. Current data provided by the CME regarding gold and silver futures contracts that trade on the COMEX reveal that about 100 times more paper gold ounces trade on this exchange every year than all the physical gold that exists in the world and somewhere around 160 times paper silver ounces trade every year than all the physical silver that exists in this world. By expanding the supply of paper ounces of gold and paper ounces of silver at the same time that real physical supply of gold and silver are shrinking, the bankers have been able to suppress the price of gold and silver from reaching its true free market prices for decades. The GLD and SLV very likely participate in thisfraudulent scheme in helping to creating massive illusory supply of gold and silver that simply does not exist.

Thus if gold and silver are freed from the criminal global banking cartel’s scheme to suppress their prices, this will help all people in the world, even the Doubting Thomases, to recognize the fraud of our current fiat currency system. Under our current monetary system, a businessman will never be able to receive the same value for the money he receives for any goods and services rendered unless he immediately spends all of said money. The fact is, it is impossible for a businessman that holds fiat currency for services rendered for a duration of time any longer than a few months to then receive the equivalent value of that fiat currency when it was first received. This fact about our current monetary system is a massive disincentive for any businessman anywhere in the world to work harder as the reward of additional nominal amounts of money can never be equivalent to the effort put forth. Thus, our “modern” fiat currency system literally destroys any chance to achieve sustainable economic efficiency. If a businessman works harder to earn 17.65% more money than last year, but that 17.65% boost in the nominal amount of money only enables him to purchase the exact same goods and services as last year due to an annual 15% inflation rate ($117,647 * 85% = $100,000), at some point and time, the destruction of efficiency that our fiat currency system imposes upon all businesses will inevitably lead to business contraction instead of sustainable business growth.

So how do we fight back against this unjust and immoral fiat monetary system created by Central Bankers? Below are three simple steps we all can take.

(1) Stop enabling banker fraud and realign your interests with the interests of humanity. Yes that means if you are long the GLD and SLV, or rollover long gold and silver futures contracts without ever taking physical delivery, you are silently facilitating the banker war against humanity as you aid and abet them in creating an illusory supply of gold and silver that simply does not exist.

(2) Sell GLD and SLV shares and re-invest the proceeds of these sales into physical gold and physical silver and/or gold and silver mining shares.*

(3) Settle all long gold/silver futures contracts with physical delivery only and not in cash.

*Gold stocks are a great value right now as you can see in the below chart. So are silver stocks as well. (Even though my Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter has returned roughly a cumulative +220% over the past four years, since I believe gold/silver mining stocks to be the most highly undervalued asset class in the entire stock market now, I honestly believe that we will shatter those returns in the next four years.) However, ever since introducing the GLD and SLV, bankers have successfully been able to steer money away from fundamentally solid gold and silver stocks into these likely fraudulent ETFs.

If just some of the $66 billion currently invested in the GLD and just some of the $12.6 billion currently invested in the SLV was liquidated and re-invested back into gold and silver stocks, bankers would lose much of their ability to manipulate gold/silver stocks. From now until the end of the year, I believe that gold/silver stocks are likely to significantly outperform the GLD and SLV. Thus, redirecting money out of the GLD and SLV and into stalwart gold and silver stocks is not only a moral decision, but likely a very smart investment decision as well.

Finally, if you are not long GLD, SLV, or gold/silver futures contracts, and are sick of bankers silently destroying your wealth with their insane monetary policies, do not fret. You can still help to smack down the criminal global banking cartel if you have any savings in dollars, Euros, Yen, Pounds, etc.  Convert a small part of your savings every single week into physical silver and/or physical gold if you can afford it. The physical markets for gold and silver are very tight right now even though the bankers are trying to sell everyone the notion that physical supplies are abundant through their massive creation of fake amounts of paper gold and paper silver ounces. If enough people buy physical gold and physical silver, even very small amounts, eventually the spread between the prices of gold and silver in the real physical market and the spot prices set in the futures markets will become so huge that the price of gold and silver set in the futures markets will be rendered irrelevant.

So if you have ever wondered how we can fight back against the financial insanity that Central Bankers are attempting to impose upon us, implement the three steps above, and we’ll be off to a solid start.

 

About the author: In 2005, JS Kim walked away from the immorality of Wall Street to form his own fiercely independent investment research & consulting firm, SmartKnowledgeU. Freed from the deceit and massive restrictions of the commercial investment industry, JS has been guiding clients towards significant profitability ever since. Visit us at http://www.smartknowledgeu.com to learn more about how we can help you build wealth through troubling financial times and click here toFollow us on Twitter.

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The Bilderberg Plan for 2009 Remaking the Global Political Economy

August 18th, 2011 by

 

Andrew G. Marshall
 

Global Research
May 27, 2009

 

http://www.infowars.com/the-bilderberg-plan-for-2009-remaking-the-global-political-economy/

 

From May 14-17, [2009], the global elite met in secret in Greece for the yearly Bilderberg conference, amid scattered and limited global media attention. Roughly 130 of the world’s most powerful individuals came together to discuss the pressing issues of today, and to chart a course for the next year. The main topic of discussion at this years meeting was the global financial crisis, which is no surprise, considering the list of conference attendees includes many of the primary architects of the crisis, as well as those poised to “solve” it.

The Agenda: The Restructuring of the Global Political Economy

Before the meeting began, Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin reported on the main item of the agenda, which was leaked to him by his sources inside. Though such reports cannot be verified, his sources, along with those of veteran Bilderberg tracker, Jim Tucker, have proven to be shockingly accurate in the past. Apparently, the main topic of discussion at this year’s meeting was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty … or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.”

Other items on the agenda included a plan to “continue to deceive millions of savers and investors who believe the hype about the supposed up-turn in the economy. They are about to be set up for massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead,” and “There will be a final push for the enactment of Lisbon Treaty, pending on Irish voting YES on the treaty in Sept or October,”[1] which would give the European Union massive powers over its member nations, essentially making it a supranational regional government, with each country relegated to more of a provincial status. 

Shortly after the meetings began, Bilderberg tracker Jim Tucker reported that his inside sources revealed that the group has on its agenda, “the plan for a global department of health, a global treasury and a shortened depression rather than a longer economic downturn.” Tucker reported that Swedish Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Carl Bildt, “Made a speech advocating turning the World Health Organization into a world department of health, advocating turning the IMF into a world department of treasury, both of course under the auspices of the United Nations.” Further, Tucker reported that, “Treasury Secretary Geithner and Carl Bildt touted a shorter recession not a 10-year recession … partly because a 10 year recession would damage Bilderberg industrialists themselves, as much as they want to have a global department of labor and a global department of treasury, they still like making money and such a long recession would cost them big bucks industrially because nobody is buying their toys…..the tilt is towards keeping it short.”[2]

After the meetings finished, Daniel Estulin reported that, “One of Bilderberg’s primary concerns according to Estulin is the danger that their zeal to reshape the world by engineering chaos in order to implement their long term agenda could cause the situation to spiral out of control and eventually lead to a scenario where Bilderberg and the global elite in general are overwhelmed by events and end up losing their control over the planet.”[3]

On May 21, the Macedonian International News Agency reported that, “A new Kremlin report on the shadowy Bilderberg Group, who this past week held their annual meeting in Greece, states that the West’s financial, political and corporate elite emerged from their conclave after coming to an agreement that in order to continue their drive towards a New World Order dominated by the Western Powers, the US Dollar has to be ‘totally’ destroyed.” Further, the same Kremlin report apparently stated that, “most of the West’s wealthiest elite convened at an unprecedented secret meeting in New York called for and led by” David Rockefeller, “to plot the demise of the US Dollar.”[4]

The Secret Meeting of Billionaires

The meeting being referred to was a secret meeting where, “A dozen of the richest people in the world met for an unprecedented private gathering at the invitation of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to talk about giving away money,” held at Rockefeller University, and included notable philanthropists such as Gates, Buffett, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, Eli Broad, Oprah Winfrey, David Rockefeller Sr. and Ted Turner. One attendee stated that, “It wasn’t secret,” but that, “It was meant to be a gathering among friends and colleagues. It was something folks have been discussing for a long time. Bill and Warren hoped to do this occasionally. They sent out an invite and people came.” Chronicle of Philanthropy editor Stacy Palmer said, “Given how serious these economic times are, I don’t think it’s surprising these philanthropists came together,” and that, “They don’t typically get together and ask each other for advice.” The three hosts of the meeting were Buffet, Gates and David Rockefeller.[5] [See: Appendix 2: Bilderberg Connections to the Billionaire’s Meeting].

Bilderberg founding member David Rockefeller, Honourary Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, Honourary Chairman and Founder of the Trilateral Commission, Chairman of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, former Chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan.

At the meeting, “participants steadfastly refused to reveal the content of the discussion. Some cited an agreement to keep the meeting confidential. Spokesmen for Mr. Buffett, Mr. Bloomberg, Mr. Gates, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Soros and Ms. Winfrey and others dutifully declined comment, though some confirmed attendance.”[6] Reports indicate that, “They discussed how to address the global slump and expand their charitable activities in the downturn.”[7]

The UK newspaper The Times reported that these “leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population,” and that they “discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.” Interestingly, “The informal afternoon session was so discreet that some of the billionaires’ aides were told they were at ‘security briefings’.” Further, “The billionaires were each given 15 minutes to present their favourite cause. Over dinner they discussed how they might settle on an ‘umbrella cause’ that could harness their interests,” and what was decided upon was that, “they agreed that overpopulation was a priority.” Ultimately, “a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat,” and that, “They need to be independent of government agencies, which are unable to head off the disaster we all see looming.” One guest at the meeting said that, “They wanted to speak rich to rich without worrying anything they said would end up in the newspapers, painting them as an alternative world government.”[8]

The Leaked Report

Bilderberg investigative reporter Daniel Estulin reportedly received from his inside sources a 73-page Bilderberg Group meeting wrap-up for participants, which revealed that there were some serious disagreements among the participants. “The hardliners are for dramatic decline and a severe, short-term depression, but there are those who think that things have gone too far and that the fallout from the global economic cataclysm cannot be accurately calculated if Henry Kissinger’s model is chosen. Among them is Richard Holbrooke. What is unknown at this point: if Holbrooke’s point of view is, in fact, Obama’s.” The consensus view was that the recession would get worse, and that recovery would be “relatively slow and protracted,” and to look for these terms in the press over the next weeks and months.

Estulin reported, “that some leading European bankers faced with the specter of their own financial mortality are extremely concerned, calling this high wire act "unsustainable," and saying that US budget and trade deficits could result in the demise of the dollar.” One Bilderberger said that, “the banks themselves don’t know the answer to when (the bottom will be hit).” Everyone appeared to agree, “that the level of capital needed for the American banks may be considerably higher than the US government suggested through their recent stress tests.” Further, “someone from the IMF pointed out that its own study on historical recessions suggests that the US is only a third of the way through this current one; therefore economies expecting to recover with resurgence in demand from the US will have a long wait.” One attendee stated that, “Equity losses in 2008 were worse than those of 1929,” and that, “The next phase of the economic decline will also be worse than the ’30s, mostly because the US economy carries about $20 trillion of excess debt. Until that debt is eliminated, the idea of a healthy boom is a mirage.”[9]

According to Jim Tucker, Bilderberg is working on setting up a summit in Israel from June 8-11, where “the world’s leading regulatory experts” can “address the current economic situation in one forum.” In regards to the proposals put forward by Carl Bildt to create a world treasury department and world department of health under the United Nations, the IMF is said to become the World Treasury, while the World Health Organization is to become the world department of health. Bildt also reaffirmed using “climate change” as a key challenge to pursue Bilderberg goals, referring to the economic crisis as a “once-in-a-generation crisis while global warming is a once-in-a-millennium challenge.” Bildt also advocated expanding NAFTA through the Western hemisphere to create an American Union, using the EU as a “model of integration.”

The IMF reportedly sent a report to Bilderberg advocating its rise to becoming the World Treasury Department, and “U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner enthusiastically endorsed the plan for a World Treasury Department, although he received no assurance that he would become its leader.” Geithner further said, “Our hope is that we can work with Europe on a global framework, a global infrastructure which has appropriate global oversight.”[10]

Bilderberg’s Plan in Action?

Reorganizing the Federal Reserve

Following the Bilderberg meeting, there were several interesting announcements made by key participants, specifically in regards to reorganizing the Federal Reserve. On May 21, it was reported that US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner “is believed to be leaning heavily towards giving the Federal Reserve a central role in future regulation,” and “it is understood that the Fed would take on some of the work currently undertaken by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.”[11]

On Wednesday, May 20, Geithner spoke before the Senate Banking Committee, at which he stated that, “there are important indications that our financial system is starting to heal.” In regards to regulating the financial system, Geithner stated that, “we must ensure that international rules for financial regulation are consistent with the high standards we will be implementing in the United States.”[12]

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bloomberg reported that, “The Obama administration may call for stripping the Securities and Exchange Commission of some of its powers under a regulatory reorganization,” and that, “The proposal, still being drafted, is likely to give the Federal Reserve more authority to supervise financial firms deemed too big to fail. The Fed may inherit some SEC functions, with others going to other agencies.” Interestingly, “SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro’s agency has been mostly absent from negotiations within the administration on the regulatory overhaul, and she has expressed frustration about not being consulted.”

It was reported that “Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was set to discuss proposals to change financial regulations last night at a dinner with National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers [who was also present at Bilderberg], former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker [also at Bilderberg], ex-SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University law professor who heads the congressional watchdog group for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program.”[13] The Federal Reserve is a privately owned central bank, owned by its shareholders, consisting of the major banks the make up each regional Fed bank (the largest of which is JP Morgan Chase and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York). This plan would essentially give a privately owned bank, which has governmental authority, the ability to regulate the banks that own it. It’s the equivalent of getting a Colonel to guard a General to whom he is directly answerable. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. It is literally granting ownership over the financial regulator to the banks being regulated.

As Market Watch, an online publication of the Wall Street Journal, reported, “The Federal Reserve, created nearly 100 years ago in the aftermath of a financial panic, could be transformed into a different agency as the Obama administration reinvents the way government interacts with the financial system.” Referring to Geithner’s Senate appearance, it was reported that, “Geithner was also grilled on the cozy relationships that exist between the big banks and the regional Federal Reserve banks. Before Geithner joined the administration, he was president of the New York Fed, which is a strange public-private hybrid institution that is actually owned and run by the banks.” In response, “Geithner insisted that the private banks have no say over the policies of the New York Fed, but he acknowledged that the banks do have a say in hiring the president, who does make policy. The chairman of the New York Fed, Stephen Friedman, was forced to resign earlier this month because of perceived conflicts of interest due to his large holdings in Goldman Sachs.”[14]

The IMF as a Global Treasury

The Bilderberg agenda of creating a global treasury has already been started prior to the Bilderberg meeting, with decisions made during the G20 financial summit in April. Although the G20 seemed to frame it more in context of being formed into a global central bank, although it is likely the IMF could fill both roles. 
        

Following the G20 meeting at the beginning of April, 2009, it was reported that, “The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity,” as the Communiqué released by the G20 leaders stated that, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity,” and that, “SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century.” Essentially, “they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body.”[15] [See Appendix 2: Creating a Central Bank of the World]
           

Following the Bilderberg meeting, “President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $100 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help create a $500 billion global bailout fund,” which would give the IMF the essential prerogative of a global treasury, providing bailouts for countries in need around the world. Further, “the bill would allow the IMF to borrow up to $100 billion from the U.S. and increase the U.S. fiscal contribution to the IMF by $8 billion.” Elaborating on the program, it was reported that, “World leaders began on the global bailout initiative, called the New Arrangement for Borrowing (NAB), at the G-20 summit in early April. The president agreed at that time to make the additional funds available.” Obama wrote that, “Treasury Secretary Geithner concluded that the size of the NAB is woefully inadequate to deal with the type of severe economic and financial crisis we are experiencing, and I agree with him.”[16]

With the G20 decision to increase the usage of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), forming a de facto world currency, it was recently reported that, “Sub-Saharan Africa will receive around $10 billion from the IMF in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help its economies weather the global financial crisis,” and that, “As part of a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the world economic downturn agreed at April’s G20 summit, the IMF will issue $250 billion worth of SDRs, which can be used to boost foreign currency reserves.”[17]

Recent reports have also indicated that the IMF’s role in issuing SDRs goes hand in hand with the Bilderberg discussion on the potential collapse of the US dollar, and, “Transforming the dollar standard into an SDR-based system would be a major break with a policy that has lasted more than 60 years.” It was reported that, “There are two ways in which the dollar’s role in the international monetary system can be reduced. One possibility is a gradual, market-determined erosion of the dollar as a reserve currency in favor of the euro. But, while the euro’s international role – especially its use in financial markets – has increased since its inception, it is hard to envisage it overtaking the dollar as the dominant reserve currency in the foreseeable future.” However, “With the dollar’s hegemony unlikely to be seriously undermined by market forces, at least in the short and medium-term, the only way to bring about a major reduction in its role as a reserve currency is by international agreement.” This is where the SDRs come into play, as “One way to make the SDR the major reserve currency relatively soon would be to create and allocate a massive amount of new SDRs to the IMF’s members.”[18] This is, interestingly, exactly what is happening with Africa and the IMF now.

Former IMF Managing Director Jacques de Larosière recently stated that the current financial crisis, “given its scope, presents a unique opening to improve institutions, and there is already a danger that the chance might be missed if the different actors cannot agree to changes by the time economic growth resumes.” He is now an adviser with BNP Paribas, a corporation highly represented at Bilderberg meetings, and he was head of the Treasury of France when Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was President of France, who is a regular of the Bilderberg Group.[19]

The Guardian Covers Bilderberg

The British paper, the Guardian, was the only major mainstream news publication to provide ongoing coverage of the Bilderberg meeting over the weekend. His first columns were satirical and slightly mocking, referring to it as, “A long weekend at a luxury hotel, where the world’s elite get to shake hands, clink glasses, fine-tune their global agenda and squabble over who gets the best sun loungers. I’m guessing that Henry Kissinger brings his own, has it helicoptered in and guarded 24/7 by a CIA special ops team.”[20] However, as the weekend dragged on, his reporting took a change of tone. He reported on the Saturday that, “I know that I’m being followed. I know because I’ve just been chatting to the plainclothes policemen I caught following me,” and he was arrested twice in the first day of the meetings for attempting to take photographs as the limousines entered the hotel.[21]

He later reported that he wasn’t sure what they were discussing inside the hotel, but that he has “a sense of something rotten in the state of Greece,” and he further stated, “Three days and I’ve been turned into a suspect, a troublemaker, unwanted, ill at ease, tired and a bit afraid.” He then went on to write that, “Bilderberg is all about control. It’s about "what shall we do next?" We run lots of stuff already, how about we run some more? How about we make it easier to run stuff? More efficient. Efficiency is good. It would be so much easier with a single bank, a single currency, a single market, a single government. How about a single army? That would be pretty cool. We wouldn’t have any wars then. This prawn cocktail is GOOD. How about a single way of thinking? How about a controlled internet?,” and then, “How about not.”

He makes a very astute point, countering the often postulated argument that Bilderberg is simply a forum where people can speak freely, writing: “I am so unbelievably backteeth sick of power being flexed by the few. I’ve had it flexed in my face for three days, and it’s up my nose like a wasp. I don’t care whether the Bilderberg Group is planning to save the world or shove it in a blender and drink the juice, I don’t think politics should be done like this,” and the author, Charlie Skelton, eloquently stated, “If they were trying to cure cancer they could do it with the lights on.” He further explained that, “Bilderberg is about positions of control. I get within half a mile of it, and suddenly I’m one of the controlled. I’m followed, watched, logged, detained, detained again. I’d been put in that position by the "power" that was up the road.”[22]

On Sunday, May 17, Skelton reported that when he asked the police chief why he was being followed, the chief responded asking, “Why you here?” to which Skelton said he was there to cover the Bilderberg conference, after which the chief stated, “Well, that is the reason! That is why! We are finished!”[23] Do reporters get followed around and stalked by police officers when they cover the World Economic Forum? No. So why does it happen with Bilderberg if all it is, is a conference to discuss ideas freely?

On the Monday following the conference, Skelton wrote that, “It isn’t just me who’s been hauled into police custody for daring to hang around half a mile from the hotel gates. The few journalists who’ve made the trip to Vouliagmeni this year have all been harassed and harried and felt the business end of a Greek walkie-talkie. Many have been arrested. Bernie, from the American Free Press, and Gerhard the documentarian (sounds like a Dungeons and Dragons character) chartered a boat from a nearby marina to try to get photos from the sea. They were stopped three miles from the resort. By the Greek navy.” As Skelton said himself, “My dispatches on the 2009 conference, if they mean anything at all, represent nothing more acutely than the absence of thorough mainstream reporting.”[24]

Skelton’s final report on Bilderberg from May 19, showed how far he had gone in his several days of reporting on the meeting. From writing jokingly about the meeting, to discovering that he was followed by the Greek State Security force. Skelton mused, “So who is the paranoid one? Me, hiding in stairwells, watching the pavement behind me in shop windows, staying in the open for safety? Or Bilderberg, with its two F-16s, circling helicopters, machine guns, navy commandos and policy of repeatedly detaining and harassing a handful of journalists? Who’s the nutter? Me or Baron Mandelson? Me or Paul Volker, the head of Obama’s economic advisory board? Me or the president of Coca-Cola?”

Skelton stated that, “Publicity is pure salt to the giant slug of Bilderberg. So I suggest next year we turn up with a few more tubs. If the mainstream press refuses to give proper coverage to this massive annual event, then interested citizens will have to: a people’s media.”

Amazingly, Skelton made the pronouncement that what he learned after the Bilderberg conference, was that, “we must fight, fight, fight, now – right now, this second, with every cubic inch of our souls – to stop identity cards,” as, “It’s all about the power to ask, the obligation to show, the justification of one’s existence, the power of the asker over the subservience of the asked.” He stated that he “learned this from the random searches, detentions, angry security goon proddings and thumped police desks without number that I’ve had to suffer on account of Bilderberg: I have spent the week living in a nightmare possible future and many different terrible pasts. I have had the very tiniest glimpse into a world of spot checks and unchecked security powers. And it has left me shaken. It has left me, literally, bruised.” Pointedly, he explains that, “The identity card turns you from a free citizen into a suspect.”[25]

Who was there?

Royalty

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the largest shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell

Among the members of the Bilderberg Group are various European monarchs. At this years meeting, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was present, who happens to be the largest single shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest corporations. She was joined by one of her three sons, Prince Constantijn, who also attended the meeting. Prince Constantijn has worked with the Dutch European Commissioner for the EU, as well as having been a strategic policy consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton in London, a major strategy and technology consulting firm with expertise in Economic and Business Analysis, Intelligence and Operations Analysis and Information Technology, among many others. Prince Constantijn has also been a policy researcher for RAND Corporation in Europe. RAND was initially founded as a global policy think tank that was formed to offer research and analysis to the US Armed Forces, however, it now works with governments, foundations, international organizations and commercial organizations.[26] Also present among European Royalty was Prince Philippe of Belgium, and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Private Bankers

As usual, the list of attendees was also replete with names representing the largest banks in the world. Among them, David Rockefeller, former CEO and Chairman of Chase Manhattan, now JP Morgan Chase, of which he was, until recently, Chairman of the International Advisory Board; and still sits as Honourary Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the Board of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Honourary Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, which he founded alongside Zbigniew Brzezinski; also a founding member of the Bilderberg Group, prominent philanthropist and is the current patriarch of one of the world’s richest and most powerful banking dynasties.

Also present was Josef Ackermann, a Swiss banker who is CEO of Deutsche Bank, also a non-executive director of Royal Dutch Shell; Deputy Chairman of Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering corporation; he is also a member of the International Advisory Council of Zurich Financial Services Group; Chairman of the Board of the Institute International of Finance, the world’s only global association of financial institutions; and Vice Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.[27]

Roger Altman was also present at the Bilderberg meeting, an investment banker, private equity investor and former Deputy Treasury Secretary in the Clinton Administration. Other bankers at this years meeting include Ana Patricia Botin, Chairman of the Spanish bank, Banco Español de Crédito, formerly having worked with JP Morgan; Frederic Oudea, CEO and newly appointed Chairman of the Board of French bank Societe Generale; Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, an Italian banker and economist, formerly Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance; Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB; Marcus Wallenberg, CEO of Investor AB; and George David, CEO of United Technologies Corporation, who also sits on the board of Citigroup, member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable, and is Vice Chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. [For more on the Peterson Institute, see: Appendix 1]

[efoods]Canadian bankers include W. Edmund Clark, President and CEO of TD Bank Financial Group, also a member of the board of directors of the C.D. Howe Institute, a prominent Canadian think tank; Frank McKenna, Deputy Chairman of TD Bank Financial Group, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, former Premier of New Brunswick; and Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta, who is also on the board of Scotiabank, one of Canada’s largest banks.

Central Bankers

Of course, among the notable members of the Bilderberg Group, are the world’s major central bankers. Among this years members are the Governor of the National Bank of Greece, Governor of the Bank of Italy, President of the European Investment Bank, James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank, and Nout Wellink, on the board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).[28] Jean-Claude Trichet, the President of the European Central Bank was also present.[29] There is no indication that the Governor of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke was present, which would be an odd turn of events, considering that the Federal Reserve Governor is always present at Bilderberg meetings, alongside the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William C. Dudley. I have contacted the New York Fed inquiring if Dudley visited Greece or went to any meetings in Greece between May 14-17, or if another senior representative from the New York Fed went in his stead. I have yet to get a response.    

The Obama Administration at Bilderberg

National Security Adviser General James Jones

The Obama administration was heavily represented at this years Bilderberg meeting. Among the attendees were Keith B. Alexander, a Lieutenant General of U.S. Army and Director of the National Security Agency, the massive spying agency of the United States; Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary and former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan; General James Jones, United States National Security Advisor; Henry Kissinger, Obama’s special envoy to Russia, longtime Bilderberg member and former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Dennis Ross, special advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; David Patraeus, Commander of CENTCOM, (U.S. Central Command, in the Middle East), Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House’s National Economic Council, former Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration, former President of Harvard University, former Chief Economist of the World Bank; Paul Volcker, former Governor of the Federal Reserve System and Chair of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Robert Zoellick, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs and current President of the World Bank;[30] and Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg.[31]

Other Notable Names

Among many others present at the meeting are Viscount Étienne Davignon, former Vice President of the European Commission, and Honourary Chairman of the Bilderberg Group; Francisco Pinto Balsemão, former Prime Minister of Portugal; Franco Bernabè, CEO of Telecom Italia and Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe; Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden; Kenneth Clarke, Shadow Business Secretary in the UK; Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Services (MI6); Donald Graham, CEO of the Washington Post Company; Jaap De Hoop Scheffer, Secretary-General of NATO; John Kerr, member of the British House of Lords and Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell; Jessica Matthews, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Richard Perle of the American Enterprise Institute; Romano Prodi, former Italian Prime Minister; J. Robert S. Prichard, CEO of Torstar Corporation and President Emeritus of the University of Toronto; Peter Sutherland, former Director General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), first Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and is currently Chairman of British Petroleum (BP) and Goldman Sachs International as well as being a board member of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, Vice Chairman of the European Roundtable of Industrialists, and longtime Bilderberg member; Peter Thiel, on the board of directors of Facebook; Jeroen van der Veer, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell; Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times newspaper; and Fareed Zakaria, US journalist and board member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[32] There were also some reports that this years meeting would include Google CEO Eric Schmidt, as well as Wall Street Journal Editor Paul Gigot,[33] both of whom attended last years meeting.[34]

Conclusion

Clearly, it was the prerogative of this year’s Bilderberg meeting to exploit the global financial crisis as much as possible to reach goals they have been striving toward for many years. These include the creation of a Global Treasury Department, likely in conjunction with or embodied in the same institution as a Global Central Bank, both of which seem to be in the process of being incorporated into the IMF.

Naturally, Bilderberg meetings serve the interests of the people and organizations that are represented there. Due to the large amount of representatives from the Obama administration that were present, US policies revolving around the financial crisis are likely to have emerged from and serve the interests of the Bilderberg Group. Given the heavy representation of Obama’s foreign policy establishment at the Bilderberg meeting, it seemed surprising to not have received any more information regarding US foreign policy from this year’s meeting, perhaps having to do with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

However, the US recently decided to fire the general who oversaw the Afghan war, being replaced with “Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a former Green Beret who recently commanded the military’s secretive special operations forces in Iraq.”[35] From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal “led the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces, including the Army’s Delta Force,” and who Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh singled out as the head of VP Cheney’s “executive assassination wing.”[36]

So, given these recent changes, as well as the high degree of representation Obama’s foreign policy establishment held at Bildebrerg this year, there were likely to have been some decisions or at least discussion of the escalation of the Afghan war and expansion into Pakistan. However, it is not surprising that the main item on the agenda was the global financial crisis. Without a doubt, the next year will be an interesting one, and the elite are surely hoping to make it a productive one.

APPENDIX 1: Bilderberg Connections to the Billionaire’s Meeting

Peter G. Peterson, one of the guests in attendance at the secret billionaires meeting, was the former United States Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon administration, Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc., from 1977 to 1984, he co-founded the prominent private equity and investment management firm, the Blackstone Group, of which he is currently Senior Chairman, and in 1985, he became Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, taking over when David Rockefeller stepped down from that position. He founded the Peterson Institute for International Economics and was Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank from 2000-2004. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a major world economic think tank, which seeks to “inform and shape public debate,” from which, “Institute studies have helped provide the intellectual foundation for many of the major international financial initiatives of the past two decades: reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adoption of international banking standards, exchange rate systems in the G-7 and emerging-market economies, policies toward the dollar, the euro, and other important currencies, and responses to debt and currency crises (including the current crisis of 2008–09).” It has also “made important contributions to key trade policy decisions” such as the development of the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, APEC, and East Asian regionalism.[37]

It has a prominent list of names on its board of directors. Peter G. Peterson is Chairman of the board; George David, Chairman of United Technologies is Vice Chairman, as well as being a board member of Citigroup, and was a guest at this year’s Bilderberg meeting; Chen Yuan, Governor of the China Development Bank and former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (China’s central bank); Jessica Einhorn, Dean of Washington’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University, former Visiting Fellow of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), former Managing Director of the World Bank, and currently on the board of Time Warner and the Council on Foreign Relations; Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, former Vice President at the World Bank, former Managing Director at the IMF, former Vice Chairman of Citigroup, and has also been a regular participant in Bilderberg meetings; Carla A. Hills, former US Trade Representative, and was the prime negotiator of NAFTA, she sits on the International Advisory Boards of American International Group, the Coca-Cola Company, Gilead Sciences, J.P. Morgan Chase,  member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission, Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations, and played a key part in the CFR document, “Building a North American Community,” which seeks to remodel North America following along the lines of the European Union, and she has also been a prominent Bilderberg member; David Rockefeller also sits on the Peterson Institute’s board, as well as Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, who is at every Bilderberg meeting; Paul A. Volcker, former Governor of the Federal Reserve System, regular participant of Bilderberg meetings, and current Chair of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Honourary Directors of the Peterson Institute include Bilderbergers Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, a prime architect of the current crisis; Frank E. Loy, former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and is on the boards of Environmental Defense, the Pew Center for Global Climate Change, Resources for the Future, and Population Services International; George P. Shultz, former US Secretary of State in the Reagan administration, President and Director of Bechtel Group and former Secretary of the Treasury.[38]

APPENDIX 2: Creating a Central Bank of the World

Jeffrey Garten, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton administration, former Dean of the Yale School of Management, previously served on the White House Council on International Economic Policy under the Nixon administration and on the policy planning staffs of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance of the Ford and Carter administrations. He also was a managing director of Lehman Brothers and the Blackstone Group, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. As early as 1998, Garten wrote an article for the New York Times in which he advocated the creation of a global central bank.[39]

Amid the current financial crisis, Garten wrote an article for the Financial Times in which he advocated for “the establishment of a Global Monetary Authority to oversee markets that have become borderless,” acting as a global central bank.[40] In late October, Garten wrote an article for Newsweek in which he said that world “leaders should begin laying the groundwork for establishing a global central bank.”[41]

Three days after the publication of Garten’s Newsweek article, it was reported that, “The International Monetary Fund may soon lack the money to bail out an ever growing list of countries crumbling across Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and parts of Asia, raising concerns that it will have to tap taxpayers in Western countries for a capital infusion or resort to the nuclear option of printing its own money.” Further, “The nuclear option is to print money by issuing Special Drawing Rights, in effect acting as if it were the world’s central bank.”[42]

[For a detailed look at the moves to create a global central bank, regional currencies, a global reserve currency and a world governing body, see: Andrew G. Marshall, The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government: Global Research, April 6, 2009]

 


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THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR CHARTER OF TYRANNY

August 18th, 2011 by

NOBODY mentions the FACT the Federal Reserve was only charted for 100 years.

The year 2000 was an addional LEAP YEAR.

The Federal Reserve has been a corporation for 99 years and 8 months. Now this does NOT include "Leap years"! I've not done the math! But I can say this its BEFORE the end of 2012.

None the less people listen to me. All DEBTS owed are fake papers made up by a soon defunct corporation (the Federal Reserve) – and do you think for one second that Congress could successfully renew it’s charter? It requires 2/3's of the Congress to do that – NO DAMNED WAY! OLDDOG SAY’S, BULLSHIT TO THAT, CONGRESS WORKS FOR THE BANKSTERS.

Who is the BATF? The IRS? The FBI? The CIA? The FDA? The xxx? – you name it? They are ALL subordinate collectors and agents for the FEDERAL RESERVE!

My point is this: Why do you think they all trumpeted the "end of the world in 2012" so loudly? And who do they trumpet this crap to? THE MASSES – THE SHEEPLE!

Its the end of THEIR WORLD! AS THEY KNOW IT! And they are attempting to SCARE US ALL TO SLEEP WITH THE SHEEP!

Expose this simple fact. Let everyone know that their "debt" is ZERO in about 1 year. They owe NOTHING! There will be NO FEDERAL RESERVE CORPORTATION – Its Charter will be EXPIRED!

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I FOUND THE ABOVE IN THE COMMENT SECTION ON THE WEB-SITE BELOW, AND WISH TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT OUR SO-CALLED GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THE BANKERS EMINENT DOMAIN AS COLLATERAL, SO UNLESS CONGRESS RENEWS THEIR CHARTER, YOU CAN EXPECT HELL ON EARTH WHEN THEIR CHARTER EXPIRES, AND THEY CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF ALL YOU THINK YOU OWN, INCLUDING YOUR PERSON AND THE FUTURE LABOR THEREOF. Just think folks, next year you’ll ADMIT TO being a legal slave to the bankers. China will be sucking hind-tit, and mad as hell!

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 As a Texan, I would rather We Secede Than Be Ruled by a Super Congress and a Dictator.

Hearing about the new Super Congress being imposed on us sounds like the Supreme Soviet under the communist system in Russia. We do not need a super congress. This new creation outside the Constitution does not exist and violates the separation of powers since the President sits on a new committee that will circumvent our republican form of government. So what solution do the people of Texas have? A Very simple solution sets us free from the chains of Washington DC.

That is secession from the union. Texas is the only state that exists only by treaty compared to other states. We are the 10th largest economy in the world and have every characteristic of being our own republic that can sustain itself. Since the war of northern aggression, Abe Lincoln was President waging a confrontation against the south. Texas has been subjugated to every tyrannical law from Washington DC after reconstruction that has eroded the rights of Texans to self-government.

We are not using this as an excuse to secede. It has been a long time coming since 1913 when the Federal Reserve act, the 16th and 17th amendments illegally were ratified. No laws ever since that year have been good for Texas. Texas has been forced under the heavy hand of an out of control Federal government. The 16th amendment has been robbing Texas through taxes. The 17th Amendment has taken away from the state legislators any form of representation in the US government by appointing our U. S. Senators.

With the Federal Reserve Act, we have become slaves to a debt-based currency that will subject our children and grandchildren to a lifetime of involuntary servitude.

Now with the new debt deal that will create massive hyperinflation as long we use this Federal Reserve Note as our means of exchange for goods and services. The U. S. Government will go into further debt 2.4 trillion dollars, and that brings our total national debt to over 16 trillion; that exceeds the GDP. What is worse is the creation of a super congress that I see as a Star Chamber committee that will over ride the will of the people. This is more of a threat to the sovereignty of Texas than any other law on the books. We can see worse laws coming out of this committee. We can see tax increases and paying carbon taxes. Our right to keep and bear arms and the abolition of private property ownership is in peril too by this unaccountable committee. Do not forget small family farms and ranches are under attack by the USDA and the FDA. The FBI and the BATF harass gun Shops. We cannot build new coal powered plants, drill for our own oil and build new refineries because the EPA stands in the way. Small Businesses are bearing the burden with draconian regulations by every alphabet soup agency out of Washington DC. Why do we Texans put up with this?

When I seen the US Justice Department twist the arms of state senators threatening a siege over Texas air space because we would have forbidden the TSA from groping people at the airports. That means it is time to leave the union. It is time we have a fresh start free from the heavy hand of Washington DC. The day we declare our independence is a new beginning. It is the day we are free from Federal tyranny and our right to self govern is restored. Texas will lead the world once we are free. When the TSA is gone from Texas, I can see Texas become a major transcontinental travel hub between the Atlantic and the Pacific continents when the federal goons committing legalized sexual assault are no more. Many international travelers will love it. We can have an interest free currency backed by a tangible commodity with no usury. We can start over with a clean slate. Secession will be a day of jubilee

State rights and state sovereignty will not work. It will take well over 100 years to repeal all the bad laws on the books until our government is back in the confines of the Constitution. That would be one hell of a fight not worth our time. The other choice is Texas secession and start over. Do you agree? Independence or a Dictatorship we will live under either way. The choice is which one will govern us or will we self govern.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

What the author should be complaining about is the rise of their globalist governor to the oval office, because he has an abundance of attributes the masses will fall in love with, and sure as hell, he will follow in Bush/Obamas footsteps. He will have every halfwit apostate Christian in America wetting their pants for his ascendency to dictator. Keep your eye on this goat and see if he even comes close to berating the International banksters, U.N. Agenda 21, or the division of America into ten regions as a precursor to eliminating the States, and subjecting all Americans to these ten regional dictators, who only answer to the Bankers controlled United Nations. It is incredible that so many educated American’s are stupid enough to be ignorant of the REAL problems in America. The scumbags will now concentrate on promoting false hope in massive job creation, and the rank and file dumbass masses will fall for it. Get this through your head folks, the lack of jobs in America is NOT the problem. The real problem is the S.o.B.s that control the migration of industry out of the country. GET EDUCATED! Do the research, and discover how easy it is to substantiate the claims of the articles I post on A NATION BEGUILED.COM

As for the Texas secession movement, you can bet your fanny Texans are not going to risk their lively hood, until someone starts up a State Bank with a gold backed currency, and starts setting up the internet currency transfer system. Next, comes the problem of stabilizing the price of gold and stopping the Banksters from manipulating gold and silver. They could absolutely tank the price of gold and silver in minutes, and there is no one to stop them. Our best bet is to wait until their charter is about to expire and be prepared to shut this Nation down, issue a new Declaration of Independence and start over as Sovereign States. Between now and then, you can bet your ass there is going to be an all out assault on our freedom. 2012 is going to be a bitch.

FABLES OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT

August 13th, 2011 by

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By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
August 13, 2011

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The more I peruse the current public discourse about the application of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present quandary of public debt that confronts this country, the more I am convinced of the wisdom of the observation of the ancients that “Against human stupidity even the immortal gods contend in vain!”

The gist of the argument in favor of the Fourteenth Amendment’s positive application rests on the first sentence of Section 4 of the Amendment: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” Supposedly, this sentence grants a power to the President to borrow money in order to pay outstanding “public debt of the United States” as it comes due, even though Congress has not authorized such additional borrowing. Apparently the theory is that, if the President could not exercise this power, some of the debt would be unpaid at maturity, and therefore its “validity” would “be questioned”, in violation of the Amendment.

Now, the first suspicious peculiarity of this theory is its open-endedness. For public debt can be paid in ways other than by borrowing money (that is, Ponzi finance). It can also be paid through the collection and expenditure of taxes (real public finance). The Constitution delegates to Congress two relevant powers here: One is the power “[t]o borrow Money on the credit of the United States”. Article I, Section 8, Clause 2. Another is the power “[t]o lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States”. Article I, Section 8, Clause 1. The Constitution delegates no power “[t]o borrow Money” or “[t]o lay and collect Taxes” to the President. So, if Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment implicitly empowers the President to borrow so that “[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States * * * shall not be questioned”, it also implicitly empowers him to tax for that purpose! And, with a greater degree of apparent constitutional approval, too—because, unlike the power “[t]o borrow”, which says nothing about the use of borrowed funds to pay public debts, the power “[t]o lay and collect taxes” is explicitly tied “to pay[ing] the Debts * * * of the United States”.

The Supreme Court has also invented a third power for Congress that can be used to pay public debts: the power to emit irredeemable, legal-tender paper currency (fiat currency). See Knox v. Lee, 79 U.S. (12 Wallace) 457 (1871), and Juilliard v. Greenman, 110 U.S. 421 (1884). Indeed, armed with this power, it is impossible for the United States ever to default on their debts, because every debt can be paid “dollar for dollar” with newly issued fiat currency at essentially no cost to the Treasury, and without the economic and political inconveniences associated with borrowing money or laying and collecting taxes. Yet (to my knowledge) no one up to now has ever claimed that this imaginary power can be exercised by the President on his own initiative. But if Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment empowers the President to pay public debts by borrowing money without the specific authorization of Congress—and, by logical extension, to tax in order “to pay the Debts * * * of the United States”—then why does it not also license him to emit whatever amount of fiat currency he deems necessary for that purpose? One could accompany Alice even farther into the depths of the Washington Wonderland and posit a license for the President to exercise the power of eminent domain, in conjunction with the power to emit fiat currency, for the purpose of paying pubic debts. Under this addendum to the basic theory, the President would simply seize valuable private property, turn it over to the holders of the public debt (say, the Red Chinese government) in payment thereof, and compensate the dispossessed former owners with rapidly depreciating fiat currency.

Those who pooh-pooh these possibilities should ponder on what reasoning Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment could be held to grant to the President the power “[t]o borrow Money” in order to pay public debts, without the prior authorization of Congress, but also held not to grant him whatever other powers might possibly be used to pay public debts, also without the prior authorization of Congress? Surely, if the sentence “[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, * * * shall not be questioned” is a grant of power, on its face it is a grant without limitations, exceptions, or qualifications. Ergo, under this (mis)reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, the national motto should be amended to read: Hail, Caesar! We who are about to be fleeced salute you!

The deficiency from which the proponents of the foregoing theory of Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment suffer is that they cannot read. Section 4 does not grant anyone a power. It imposes what lawyers call a disability, an absence of power. The sentence “[t]he validity of the public debt * * * shall not be questioned” strips the United States and the States (and every official thereof) of any right, privilege, or power to “question[ ]” any portion of “the public debt” through the exercise of any power that otherwise could “[in]valid[ate]” that portion—that is, that would legally nullify it. Section 4 says nothing at all, however, about what could or should be done, by whom, and under what circumstances in the event that some public official actually attempted to “question[ ]” “[t]he validity of the public debt”.

A power to deal with a violation of Section 4 does exist. But it appears in Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment: “The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” Observe: The Fourteenth Amendment, which so many deep thinkers among the legal intelligentsiia assert implicitly empowers the President to enforce Section 4, explicitly empowers Congress, and only Congress, to do so! Congress. C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S. Congress. See Dick! See Jane! See Section 5! See whom it empowers! See Congress! Not the President!

To be sure, under the aegis of Section 5 Congress could enact “appropriate legislation” that directed and authorized the President to take certain strictly executive actions to secure “[t]he validity of the public debt”. It could authorize the Treasury, under the supervision of the President, “[t]o borrow Money”, “[t]o lay and collect Taxes”, even to emit fiat currency in particular amounts. It has done all of these things in the past (the last of them, of course, without constitutional authorization). And under the injunction in Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 that “[n]o Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law”, Congress could even decree that the particular moneys borrowed, collected in taxes, or emitted as fiat currency should be “drawn from the Treasury” exclusively for the purpose of paying specific public debts. But, absent such legislation, the President or any of his minions in the Administration is powerless to engage in any of those activities on his own. Inasmuch as Article II, Section 3 the Constitution commands the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”—and inasmuch as one of those “Laws” is the Constitution itself—and inasmuch as Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment explicitly empowers Congress alone “to enforce” Section 4—it follows that any attempt by the President to usurp any or all of the powers “[t]o borrow Money”, “[t]o lay and collect Taxes”, or to emit fiat currency in order purportedly to enforce Section 4 would constitute a “high Crime[ ] and Misdemeanor[ ]” for which “Impeachment” and “Conviction” would be appropriate, followed by criminal prosecution of both himself and his accomplices. Compare U.S. Const. Article II, Section 4 with Article I, Section 3, Clause 7 and with 18 U.S.C. §§ 241 and 242.

One other point should be clarified, too. “The validity of the public debt of the United States” is not “questioned” simply because that debt is not paid on time (or perhaps is never actually paid at all). “The validity” of a debt is a matter of its legality. Payment is a matter of actual compliance with the obligation’s contractual provisions. A debt may not be paid on time, without anyone’s questioning its validity. The debtor may agree that he owes the money as a matter of law, but may deny that he is able to pay as a matter of fact. In that event, he may be sued for damages, or he may seek the protection of a bankruptcy court—but the validity of the debt is never at issue. The peculiar problem for holders of public debt is whether they have a satisfactory remedy if the Treasury takes the position that it simply cannot pay some debt the validity of which it does not question.

In Perry v. United States, 294 U.S. 330 (1935), which applied Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment to invalidate in part the infamous House Joint Resolution No. 192 of 1933, the Court adverted to this problem as follows:

[T]he right to make binding obligations is a competence attaching to sovereignty. * * * The Constitution gives to the Congress the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States. * * * The binding quality of the promise of the United States is of the essence of the credit which is so pledged. Having this power to authorize the issue of definite obligations for the payment of money borrowed, the Congress has not been vested with the authority to alter or destroy those obligations. The fact that the United States may not be sued without its consent is a matter of procedure which does not affect the legal and binding character of its contracts. While the Congress is under no duty to provide remedies through the courts, the contractual obligation still exists and, despite infirmities of procedure, remains binding upon the conscience of the sovereign.

294 U.S. at 353-354 (emphasis supplied). So there one has it, directly from the horse’s mouth. Without a remedy—which “matter of procedure * * * Congress is under no duty to provide”—the debt cannot be collected; nonetheless, “the contractual obligation still exists and * * * remains binding upon the conscience of the sovereign”, so that its “validity” has not “been questioned”.

Now, I am the first to condemn the decision in Perry v. United States (indeed, the decisions in all of the so-called Gold Clause Cases), And I have done so in excruciating detail in print, on pages 1127-1240 of Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (Chicago, Illinois: R R Donnelley & Sons, Inc., 2011 GoldMoney Foundation Special Edition of the 2002 Second Revised Edition)—which I commend to those who have advanced, or want to advance, beyond the “Dick and Jane” level of constitutional law and political economics. The point is, however, that this matter of Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment has been settled, not only by Section 4 and especially Section 5 themselves at a matter of self-evident legal principle, but also by Perry as a matter of convoluted legal practice (for those who accept decisions of the Supreme Court as somehow the last word on the meaning of the Constitution).

One need not be an electrical engineer, therefore, to realize that the legal “bright bulbs” in the White House are running at far below their self-rated wattage.

© 2011 Edwin Vieira, Jr. – All Rights Reserved

 

The Covert Origins of World War III US Special Operations Forces To Be Deployed In 120 Countries

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By Nick Turse

Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission.  Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day.  Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries.  This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.

After a U.S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in Osama bin Laden’s chest and another in his head, one of the most secretive black-ops units in the American military suddenly found its mission in the public spotlight.  It was atypical.  While it’s well known that U.S. Special Operations forces are deployed in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, and it’s increasingly apparent that such units operate in murkier conflict zones like Yemen and Somalia, the full extent of their worldwide war has remained deeply in the shadows.

Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency.  By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told me, that number will likely reach 120.  “We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently.  This global presence — in about 60% of the world’s nations and far larger than previously acknowledged — provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.

The Rise of the Military’s Secret Military

Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was established in 1987.  Having spent the post-Vietnam years distrusted and starved for money by the regular military, special operations forces suddenly had a single home, a stable budget, and a four-star commander as their advocate.  Since then, SOCOM has grown into a combined force of startling proportions.  Made up of units from all the service branches, including the Army’s “Green Berets” and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, and Marine Corps Special Operations teams, in addition to specialized helicopter crews, boat teams, civil affairs personnel, para-rescuemen, and even battlefield air-traffic controllers and special operations weathermen, SOCOM carries out the United States’ most specialized and secret missions.  These include assassinations, counterterrorist raids, long-range reconnaissance, intelligence analysis, foreign troop training, and weapons of mass destruction counter-proliferation operations.

One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists.  Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens.  It has been operating an extra-legal “kill/capture” campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls “an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine.”

This assassination program has been carried out by commando units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Delta Force as well as via drone strikes as part of covert wars in which the CIA is also involved in countries like SomaliaPakistan, and Yemen.  In addition, the command operates a network of secret prisons, perhaps as many as 20 black sites in Afghanistan alone, used for interrogating high-value targets

Growth Industry

From a force of about 37,000 in the early 1990s, Special Operations Command personnel have grown to almost 60,000, about a third of whom are career members of SOCOM; the rest have other military occupational specialties, but periodically cycle through the command.  Growth has been exponential since September 11, 2001, as SOCOM’s baseline budget almost tripled from $2.3 billion to $6.3 billion.  If you add in funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has actually more than quadrupled to $9.8 billion in these years.  Not surprisingly, the number of its personnel deployed abroad has also jumped four-fold.  Further increases, and expanded operations, are on the horizon.

Lieutenant General Dennis Hejlik, the former head of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command — the last of the service branches to be incorporated into SOCOM in 2006 — indicated, for instance, that he foresees a doubling of his former unit of 2,600.  “I see them as a force someday of about 5,000, like equivalent to the number of SEALs that we have on the battlefield. Between [5,000] and 6,000,” he said at a June breakfast with defense reporters in Washington.  Long-term plans already call for the force to increase by 1,000.     

During his recent Senate confirmation hearings, Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven, the incoming SOCOM chief and outgoing head of JSOC (which he commanded during the bin Laden raid) endorsed a steady manpower growth rate of 3% to 5% a year, while also making a pitch for even more resources, including additional drones and the construction of new special operations facilities.

A former SEAL who still sometimes accompanies troops into the field, McRaven expressed a belief that, as conventional forces are drawn down in Afghanistan, special ops troops will take on an ever greater role.  Iraq, he added, would benefit if elite U.S forces continued to conduct missions there past the December 2011 deadline for a total American troop withdrawal.  He also assured the Senate Armed Services Committee that “as a former JSOC commander, I can tell you we were looking very hard at Yemen and at Somalia.”

During a speech at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Special Operations and Low-intensity Conflict Symposium earlier this year, Navy Admiral Eric Olson, the outgoing chief of Special Operations Command, pointed to a composite satellite image of the world at night.  Before September 11, 2001, the lit portions of the planet — mostly the industrialized nations of the global north — were considered the key areas. “But the world changed over the last decade,” he said.  “Our strategic focus has shifted largely to the south… certainly within the special operations community, as we deal with the emerging threats from the places where the lights aren’t.” 

To that end, Olson launched “Project Lawrence,” an effort to increase cultural proficiencies — like advanced language training and better knowledge of local history and customs — for overseas operations.  The program is, of course, named after the British officer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (better known as “Lawrence of Arabia”), who teamed up with Arab fighters to wage a guerrilla war in the Middle East during World War I.  Mentioning Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, and Indonesia, Olson added that SOCOM now needed “Lawrences of Wherever.”

While Olson made reference to only 51 countries of top concern to SOCOM, Col. Nye told me that on any given day, Special Operations forces are deployed in approximately 70 nations around the world.  All of them, he hastened to add, at the request of the host government.  According to testimony by Olson before the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year, approximately 85% of special operations troops deployed overseas are in 20 countries in the CENTCOM area of operations in the Greater Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.  The others are scattered across the globe from South America to Southeast Asia, some in small numbers, others as larger contingents. 

Special Operations Command won’t disclose exactly which countries its forces operate in.  “We’re obviously going to have some places where it’s not advantageous for us to list where we’re at,” says Nye.  “Not all host nations want it known, for whatever reasons they have — it may be internal, it may be regional.” 

But it’s no secret (or at least a poorly kept one) that so-called black special operations troops, like the SEALs and Delta Force, are conducting kill/capture missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, while “white” forces like the Green Berets and Rangers are training indigenous partners as part of a worldwide secret war against al-Qaeda and other militant groups. In the Philippines, for instance, the U.S. spends $50 million a year on a 600-person contingent of Army Special Operations forces, Navy Seals, Air Force special operators, and others that carries out counterterrorist operations with Filipino allies against insurgent groups like Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf.

Last year, as an analysis of SOCOM documents, open-source Pentagon information, and adatabase of Special Operations missions compiled by investigative journalist Tara McKelvey (for the Medill School of Journalism’s National Security Journalism Initiative) reveals, America’s most elite troops carried out joint-training exercises in Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Germany, Indonesia, Mali, Norway, Panama, and Poland.  So far in 2011, similar training missions have been conducted in the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Romania, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand, among other nations.  In reality, Nye told me, training actually went on in almost every nation where Special Operations forces are deployed.  “Of the 120 countries we visit by the end of the year, I would say the vast majority are training exercises in one fashion or another.  They would be classified as training exercises.”

The Pentagon’s Power Elite

Once the neglected stepchildren of the military establishment, Special Operations forces have been growing exponentially not just in size and budget, but also in power and influence.  Since 2002, SOCOM has been authorized to create its own Joint Task Forces — like Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines — a prerogative normally limited to larger combatant commands like CENTCOM.  This year, without much fanfare, SOCOM also established its own Joint Acquisition Task Force, a cadre of equipment designers and acquisition specialists. 

With control over budgeting, training, and equipping its force, powers usually reserved for departments (like the Department of the Army or the Department of the Navy), dedicated dollars in every Defense Department budget, and influential advocates in Congress, SOCOM is by now an exceptionally powerful player at the Pentagon.  With real clout, it can win bureaucratic battles, purchase cutting-edge technology, and pursue fringe research likeelectronically beaming messages into people’s heads or developing stealth-like cloaking technologies for ground troops.  Since 2001, SOCOM’s prime contracts awarded to small businesses — those that generally produce specialty equipment and weapons — have jumped six-fold.

Headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, but operating out of theater commands spread out around the globe, including Hawaii, Germany, and South Korea, and active in the majority of countries on the planet, Special Operations Command is now a force unto itself.  As outgoing SOCOM chief Olson put it earlier this year, SOCOM “is a microcosm of the Department of Defense, with ground, air, and maritime components, a global presence, and authorities and responsibilities that mirror the Military Departments, Military Services, and Defense Agencies.” 

Tasked to coordinate all Pentagon planning against global terrorism networks and, as a result, closely connected to other government agencies, foreign militaries, and intelligence services, and armed with a vast inventory of stealthy helicopters, manned fixed-wing aircraft, heavily-armed drones, high-tech guns-a-go-go speedboats, specialized Humvees and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, as well as other state-of-the-art gear (with more on the way), SOCOM represents something new in the military.  Whereas the late scholar of militarism Chalmers Johnson used to refer to the CIA as “the president’s private army,” today JSOC performs that role, acting as the chief executive’s private assassination squad, and its parent, SOCOM, functions as a new Pentagon power-elite, a secret military within the military possessing domestic power and global reach. 

In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinationslow-level targeted killingscapture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raidsjoint operations with foreign forces, and training missions with indigenous partners as part of a shadowy conflict unknown to most Americans.  Once “special” for being small, lean, outsider outfits, today they are special for their power, access, influence, and aura.

That aura now benefits from a well-honed public relations campaign which helps them project a superhuman image at home and abroad, even while many of their actual activities remain in the ever-widening shadows.  Typical of the vision they are pushing was this statement from Admiral Olson: “I am convinced that the forces… are the most culturally attuned partners, the most lethal hunter-killers, and most responsive, agile, innovative, and efficiently effective advisors, trainers, problem-solvers, and warriors that any nation has to offer.”

Recently at the Aspen Institute’s Security Forum, Olson offered up similarly gilded comments and some misleading information, too, claiming that U.S. Special Operations forces were operating in just 65 countries and engaged in combat in only two of them.  When asked about drone strikes in Pakistan, he reportedly replied, “Are you talking about unattributed explosions?” 

What he did let slip, however, was telling.  He noted, for instance, that black operations like the bin Laden mission, with commandos conducting heliborne night raids, were now exceptionally common.  A dozen or so are conducted every night, he said.  Perhaps most illuminating, however, was an offhand remark about the size of SOCOM.  Right now, he emphasized, U.S. Special Operations forces were approximately as large as Canada’s entire active duty military.  In fact, the force is larger than the active duty militaries of many of the nations where America’s elite troops now operate each year, and it’s only set to grow larger. 

Americans have yet to grapple with what it means to have a “special” force this large, this active, and this secret — and they are unlikely to begin to do so until more information is available.  It just won’t be coming from Olson or his troops.  “Our access [to foreign countries] depends on our ability to not talk about it,” he said in response to questions about SOCOM’s secrecy.  When missions are subject to scrutiny like the bin Laden raid, he said, the elite troops object.  The military’s secret military, said Olson, wants “to get back into the shadows and do what they came in to do.”


Nick Turse is a historian, essayist, and investigative journalist. The associate editor ofTomDispatch.com and a new senior editor at Alternet.org, his latest book is The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso Books). This article was a collaboration between Alternet.org and TomDispatch.com.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

What makes me sick to my stomach is the sheer number of our most courageous young men that are brain washed into becoming murders of anyone their despotic commanders send them to kill without question, and you and I know damn well the day will come when they will be sent to kill those of us who object to their atrocious tyranny.

This is not the kind of military our past soldiers were who fought and died to save their country and preserve freedom. This is a gang of psychopaths that beat their chest like a tribe of apes, and make jokes about murdering people. Where is their pride now? Is it in their contribution to the preservation of freedom, or is it in their personal reputation as killers.

So what do you do with men like this to profit from their killer instinct without letting them go wild in society when Uncle Sam is finished with them? May I humbly suggest we turn them loose on the international bankers and all of their assistant’s world wide, and let them strike fear in the hearts of our federal government when they return. America, we can do better than this. All it takes is to study long enough to learn the truth about the banker’s infiltration of our government, and you will wake up from your stupid brain washed emotional patriotism and face the truth like a man. There is nothing left of America to be proud of except your newfound commitment to admit the truth, and be among those of us who will NOT support these scumbags in D.C. and wall street. When America is once more an industrial giant capable of producing everything known to man, and return our farm land to private farmers growing wholesome food for the world, and we are sending battalions of young doctors around the world to relieve the agony of the masses, then you can raise your head again in pride, and ONLY THEN. Don’t give me any shit about us being the land of the free, and the home of the brave until you get your lazy asses and minds educated.

REAL AMERICANS ARE NOT MURDERERS!

 

The Moral Defense of Capitalism-DEBUNKED

August 9th, 2011 by

 

http://www.thedailybell.com/2768/Joel-F-Wade-The-Moral-Defense-of-Capitalism

 

Joel F. Wadee

 

One reason that our founding principles are in such deep trouble today is that many years ago, our parents and grandparents… and great grandparents, conceded to the enemies of freedom the moral high ground.

Those advocating socialismcommunism, and fascism were given credibility by the progressive movement, and the progressive movement was given credibility by generations of clueless Americans.

These ideas, brought to America by scholars who had studied in Germany during the 1800s, claimed to advocate compassion and enlightenment. These zealous scholars had a vision of transforming America from her founding principles, to the more "modern" and forward thinking principles of commanding and directing government power to change people, to make them better.

Of course, what they were doing was replacing the most radical and benevolent system that the world has ever seen with the most evil and destructive ideals – to be realized with the most ancient of tools: brute force.

If we are to reclaim the political high ground in the fight for liberty, we must also hold, clearly and unequivocally, the moral high ground as well. Here, therefore is part of what I see as the moral case for capitalism, and the free market principles that allow the full creative and productive forces of capitalism to flourish.

Why don’t the libertarians elucidate the full story, and tell how the German educated scholars had the financing to buy the political power needed to make the move and take over education in America? Who else but the capitalist Investment Bankers had the money to finance such and expensive National socialist movement? At that time, America already had a free market philosophy in higher education and private enterprise was doing great. Such well-organized events do not just happen; they are planned right down to the last dollar.

1) Capitalism creates value.

The entire purpose and function of capitalism is to facilitate the creation and production of value – goods and services that add to a person's life, and quality of life. Capitalism encourages creative, productive efforts toward fulfilling the needs and desires of others.

We take completely for granted the incredible foundation of value, which has been our inheritance from previous generations through the free exchange of goods and services. We get used to whatever our conditions are to such a degree, that most people never bother to consider what it would be like if there were no capitalism.

Very simply, we would be living and working with a single stone tool that mankind's ancestors used for a million years. And our fundamental means for acquiring wealth would be warfare more brutal than most of us can imagine.

2) Capitalism encourages long-term planning, discourages impulsiveness and self-indulgence, and therefore facilitates the development of civilization, peace, and prosperity.

If you want to create something of value, you have to think. You have to take the time to learn and practice skills and connect long threads of cause and effect in order to bring into the world something that did not exist before. And this something has to be useful or desirable for other people.

Because you have to consider the needs and desires of others, this requires you to develop empathy. You have to be able to think about and understand what other people's internal experience is; which means that you have to develop the skills that allow you to get a glimpse of what other people think, feel, and desire.

You have to be able to make contact with other people in a peaceful manner – which means that you have to develop manners and other social skills. Capitalism encourages more extraverted behavior, and more vigilance regarding how your own behavior affects others.

Capitalism also encourages the transmission of hard won intellectual, emotional, and social skills across generations. What you have learned you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren, students and peers, so that they continue to develop what you have learned indefinitely into the future.

This is what civilization is built upon, and it is the definition of culture. Man-kind is unique in the world in that we have culture. Wolves are social, a herd of buffalo is social, a pod of dolphins is social; but we transfer knowledge and tangible expressions of that knowledge across generations.

We do this because we have the mental capacity to do so, but it is capitalism that encourages us to use that mental capacity, and to use it in such a way that we create improvements upon what has been created before.

I admit that the libertarian’s are among the most gifted of all political writers, but their surreptitious pass-over of depraved human nature, greed, and lust for the controlling power needed to accomplish the Capitalist dreams of riches is hardly ever mentioned. Instead, what they do elucidate is how wonderful these Capitalist characteristics are, and how they benefit society. I would be grateful if they would admit that Capitalism has never really existed except in free enterprise, and what they are really presenting is Monopolistic Capitalism, because without strict control, the Bankers would control (OWN)  everything, just as they do now. The problem is not in commerce, the problem is in how to keep the politicians honest and free from the Bankers corrupting power. After all, their both depraved human beings.

3) Capitalism facilitates the development of long-term individual personal satisfaction and happiness in life. This in turn encourages people to engage in personal virtue – the virtue of happiness. For the Bankers and their henchmen.

We have within us the impulses and desires that can lead us toward short-term pleasures and actions which can do great harm to ourselves and others. We can be violent, we can be abusive, we can be self-absorbed, and we can be totally oblivious to the effect that we have on others.

To indulge these impulses and desires personally on a regular basis is to create a life that is destructive, dangerous, painful, and short. To encourage such a lifestyle as a culture is to create a living hell on earth.

Capitalism makes it supremely worthwhile for us to do something completely different.

We also have within us the capacity to think, to plan, to envision the potential consequences of our actions; to learn from our mistakes, and from the responses of others. Not without God’s direct intervention.

The more we use this capacity, the more we develop an appreciation for the great personal satisfaction and happiness that can follow from paying close attention to what we do; and we learn, in continually greater depth, how what we do affects ourselves and others.

Capitalism creates the external circumstances whereby using this capacity is a benefit. It is these long-term, self-reflective, empathic and externally focused qualities that make possible the great array of personal virtues – gratitude, courage, empathy, productivity, creativity, forgiveness, integrity, compassion, and perseverance, to name just a few. Capitalistic coercion is just plain wonderfull! Right?

4) Capitalism encourages us to co-operate.

"Dog eat dog competition" is an enduring image created by capitalism's enemies. But it is the kind of brute force employed by statism that fuels such violence. I am no supporter of unbridled statism, but Monopolistic Capitalism has provided the most brute  force the world has ever seen. They destroy entire nations, and murder hundreds of millions of people with their money power to buy governments. Let us not forget that CAPITALISM INCLUDE’S DEPRAVED MONOPLISTIC BANKERS WHOSE’S MONEY POWER PRODUCES STATISM.

The competition of capitalism can be intense and difficult, and failure is an integral part of it. But in order to be successful at anything in business, you have to cooperate with other people, work together with other people, and learn from your mistakes and failures. The better you are at this, the more possibilities you will create in the future.

It is your competitors in business who force you to hone your skills, keep up on the best practices, and provide the best products and services for your customers. In this sense, your competitors are your allies – they are not out to destroy you personally, they are in competition with you, engaged in an active relationship that keeps each of you on your growing edge.

Our forefathers and mothers made the mistake of accepting socialism's moral claims. They accepted the progressive's claims of virtue in the form of compassion, and they were seduced by their vision of a better world, with better people. We can forgive them for this, as they did not have the past one hundred-plus years of witnessing the contrast and the results of such idealistic visions that we have.

I vividly remember my (conservative) grandmother saying that, "Socialism may be a good idea in theory, but that it just doesn't work." What she – and millions of others – did not understand is that the theory stinks as well.

What they did not understand is that the progressives, the socialists, the communists, the fascists… the statists of all stripes – those advocating the use of government power to mold and shape human beings into the image of the wielders of that power – had nothing to compare with the benevolent power of voluntary exchange.

The contrast between capitalism and all forms of statism is as stark as the difference between what happens when a lumber company owns their own land, versus when they have a short term lease on government owned land.

When a company owns their own land, they have an incentive to take great care of that land. Their concern is with long-term productivity, and so they harvest just enough trees so that they can replace those trees over time, and still have more for next year's harvest.

When a lumber company has a short-term lease, their incentive is to get as many trees cut down as quickly as possible before their lease runs out.

Capitalism leads to civilization, long term planning, empathy, and the continual creation of greater value.

Statism leads to the personal and cultural equivalent of clear cutting.

Capitalism encourages the ambitious man to think: "What can I create and/or produce that would be of value and benefit to others; enough so that they would willingly and gladly exchange their hard earned money for it? How could I communicate with them and persuade them of this value? How could they best put it to use?"

 

Statism encourages an ambitious man to think, "how can I get more power to do my will, by using force to compel my ideals – well intentioned or evil – upon others?"

In the honest contest for the moral high ground between capitalism and any form of statism, there is no contest. It is capitalism that has made us human.

It is capitalism that encourages us to bring out the best in our nature, to consider the experience of others, and to work together peacefully to make good things happen.

It is the Founding Principles of the United States of America, as envisioned in the Declaration of Independence, and as set forth with crystal clarity in our supreme law of the land, the Constitution, that have brought those qualities to bear with more energy and effectiveness than the world has ever seen. THIS AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PREACHER! He is wonderful at working around the fact’s, which are and always have been in modern commerce, the centralization of power through buying government’s and then blaming them for carrying out the Bankers orders. STATISM DOES NOT EXIST ON IT’S OWN, IT IS THE RESULT OF BANKER’S POWER TO COERCE GOVERNMENT.

The moral defense of capitalism is not ambiguous, and it is not a matter of opinion. It is as clear and bold as war versus peace, freedom versus slavery, human sacrifice versus empathy and love.

Let's learn from the mistakes of our elders, and boldly affirm the goodness of our inheritance, a free, vibrant, and ingenious country, based upon the greatest social force for good: the relationships of exchange made possible through capitalism. When this guy grows up and see’s the light, he is going to make one hell of a used car salesman. He use’s words like a horney teenager makes promises it won’t hurt, and that’s just what his girlfriend  wants to hear!

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I am going to take a leap of faith, and assume the reader has read my underlined notes above, and concluded that I have little respect for gifted people who use their gift to confuse the masses, and that is the sum-total of libertarianism.

Just a bunch of surreptitious word-smithing to confuse all but the person with eyes wide open, and cognizant of human depravity. Yes, I am a misanthropic curmudgeon, and it is entirely because my wide-open eyes have observed human depravity, including my own, and my mind is cognizant of the historical record of human atrocities too awful to describe with any acceptable vernacular. Only the crudest explication, full of the foulest language can do it justice. And, the most surreptitious libertarian statement ever made is in our Declaration of Independence as follows. “All men are created equal.”

That proposition contains more bullshit than a garbage barge can transport. Even all men deserve equal treatment under the law is bullshit, when you are aware of human depravity. In the first place, men and women have an infinite variety of attributes, and their use of them disqualifies them from equal treatment. You are not gong to treat me the same as a pedophile and get away with it, and you are not going to give a convicted pedophile the same respect and advantages as you give me, and get away with it. The same goes for fagot fudge-packers, and a host of other scumbags. AND, the Bible confirms that God feels the same way!

That surreptitious libertarian proposition is strictly for the dull and ignorant do-gooder who believes all we have to do is love one another and everything will be hunky-dory. I do not, and never will, love fudge-packers and or pedophiles, and many other scumbags.

BUT, that does not mean I will impose my own justice on them. That is supposed to be what the law is for in a sane world, which we do not enjoy at this time. Hurt my loved ones, and that does not apply. Which means: you had better turn yourself in to the law before I get you. See now, how widely varied and obnoxious humans can be? Which of you are intelligent enough to write laws for all humanity? God only needed ten, so you may have to work pretty hard to beat that and still cover everything.

Libertarian theory is like an exceptionally beautiful, intelligent, and sensual woman that intentionally transmits a social disease. A person is over-come with false promises, and their own depraved nature, by her attributes, and the results are damn hard to live with.

In the beginning of my studies on libertarianism, I admit to being just as excited as the victim I just outlined above, and remained that way for several years, as I am not very smart. I do have great and reliable instincts though, and eventually understood that the common person would never be capable of financially defending their self against the rich man or corporation, with the exception of the little person finding an attorney slick enough to convince them into giving up an unfair amount of the judgment if he/she wins, and that is the big hole in libertarianism. In everyday practice, libertarianism is a surreptitious false promise because humanities depraved nature will prevail every time.

Now, what kind of person would discredit such good-hearted men as the libertarian writers if they did not have a better plan? First, let me state that free-market commerce, and free-enterprise is not the same as libertarian theory, with (FREE) meaning you don’t have to pay someone or government to own your own business to sell something, and the buyer does not have to pay a fee to make a purchase, or for making a purchase, or both, and the two are not the same thing!

Second, since an excess of money power gives a person an unfair advantage over the buyer, who probably cannot defend their self, some form of control, or power, has to equalize the risk in the transaction. This requires a force of greater power than the seller to counter the money power advantage. Where else can this come from than government? Remember God did justify commerce and governments.

He also gave government’s greater power than the buyer and seller! A fair transaction was a requirement, and the government is to mediate. If this sounds like do-gooder democracy, you have a cognition problem. To make a long story a little shorter, men of high intelligence are going to have to design a republican form of government that has a way to control those who govern, since our great heroic founders fell down on the job and allowed the Investment Bankers to design our government to their advantage.

So, I propose we find men who have the ability, experience, have proven that fact by their past writings, and are willing to submit their self to a committee of elected judges, who can fire them on notice and verification of departure from their own words. The same power over all government bodies and persons therein is to apply, and any man, regardless of his station in life, and without cost, can institute an investigation by an elected grand jury of the people if his claim has merit with that same jury. The committees of judges then carry out the law, remove the guilty man from office, and determine what if any other restitution is required. A republican form of government can only work if the power is in the people’s hands to light the fuse of the impeachment procedure. If the grand jury should become corrupt then the people can approach another. There is also a requirement on the people, and that would be having the intelligence to articulate his claim in an intelligent dictation that is in conformity with the laws prevailing.

If a man cannot conduct a convincing argument, then he must hold his peace and find another who can. But to have men govern us who are untouchable by the people is stupidity of the highest order. All of the nuts and bolts of our judiciary require a complete overhaul, and there are people within the internet revolution community who are knowledgeable and capable of redesigning American government so that peace and prosperity can return to our lives and our posterity.

At this time, all that is needed is to form a coalition of people willing to protect these new founders of freedom from the reach of our present tyrannical government. This is where talk and courage is separated.

I have just laid my life on the line by publishing this notice, so who will do the same to protect our new founders? OldDog at wethepeople@anationbeguiled.com

 

 

 

Who will put the gold questions to central banks?

August 7th, 2011 by

 

How is the gold price rigged, and by whom?

 

 Le Metropole Members,

Chris Powell: Who will put the gold questions to central banks? 

Submitted by cpowell on 04:32PM ET Friday, August 5, 2011. Section: Daily Dispatches
Remarks by Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
GATA Gold Rush 2011
Savoy Hotel, London
Friday, August 5, 2011

Those of you who have been following GATA for a long time are owed a bit of an apology from me today. For I will say some things you have heard before, as they may be new to others here, as I'm reminded of the advice given to me some years ago by a friend who was twice elected to Connecticut's state legislature, three times to the U.S. House of
Representatives, and three times as governor of Connecticut. He told me that repetition is crucial in politics, and that, tedious as it may seem, just when you think you're going to have to kill yourself if you say something over again, that's when people are just starting to listen.

Of course that was before he disgraced the state, was caught taking gifts from government contractors, resigned under threat of impeachment, pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge, and was sent to prison for a year. But I guess he didn't get everything wrong.

GATA is still about what it was about when it was founded in January 1999 — exposing and opposing the rigging of the gold market and related markets.

Why is the gold market rigged?

It's rigged because, despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's insistence the other day that gold is not money, just "tradition," gold is indeed a currency that competes brutally with government-issued currencies and helps determine not only the value of those currencies but also the level of interest rates and the value of government bonds. This was all documented in an academic study published in June 1988 in the Journal of Political Economy written by Harvard economics professor Lawrence Summers and University of Michigan economics professor Robert Barsky. This Summers-Barsky study was unearthed and interpreted by another speaker at this conference, gold price suppression litigator Reg Howe. The study implied that if governments could get control of the gold price, they could also get control of interest rates.

Of course Summers went on to become U.S. treasury secretary, an office in which expertise in controlling the gold price is highly desirable.

How is the gold price rigged, and by whom?

It is rigged openly through outright sales of gold by central banks, as it was rigged openly in the 1960s by the association of Western central banks known as the London gold pool, and, since the gold pool's collapse in 1968, rigged both openly and surreptitiously through central bank sales and leases and by bullion bank short positions and derivatives that are backstopped by access to Western central bank gold.

GATA has established this extensively from official sources whose admissions are compiled in the "Documentation" section of our Internet site:

http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21

That is, the gold price suppression scheme is not what it is disparaged as being, "conspiracy theory." Rather it is a matter of public record — at least for those who want to look at the record. I would welcome an opportunity to examine and discuss this record in detail, document by document, with any doubters in a public forum. Some of the most incriminating material remains posted at Federal Reserve Internet sites.

But the official record of gold price suppression is not merely historical. Thanks to GATA's work, it is very contemporary as well. That's what I'd like to update you about today.

Two years ago, using the federal Freedom of Information Act, GATA asked the Federal Reserve to provide access to its gold records, particularly its records involving gold swaps. Gold swaps are trades of gold between central banks, enabling one central bank to intervene in the gold market at the behest of another, keeping the other's fingerprints off the intervention. Gold swaps are a primary mechanism of the gold price suppression scheme.

While the Fed refused to give us access to its gold records, in adjudicating our request internally the Fed did make, perhaps inadvertently, a sensational disclosure. On September 17, 2009, the member of the Fed's Board of Governors who was acting as the judge of our request, Kevin M. Warsh, wrote a letter to GATA's lawyer, William Olson of Vienna, Virginia, confirming the Fed's denial of access. Among the records being withheld from us, Warsh disclosed, were records about the Fed's gold swap arrangements with foreign banks, which, he wrote, "is not the type of information that is customarily disclosed to the public":

http://www.gata.org/files/GATAFedResponse-09-17-2009.pdf

This admission of gold swap arrangements plainly contradicted previous statements by the Fed that it was not involved in the gold market in any way.

Unwilling to let Fed Governor Warsh's letter be the last word on access to the Fed's gold records, on December 31, 2009, GATA sued the Fed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Fed told the court that the Fed really couldn't find many records involving gold. Implausible as this was, unfortunately the judge, Ellen Segal Huvelle, denied GATA's request to interrogate Fed officials under oath about what seemed to us to be their wholly inadequate search. Whereupon the judge reviewed, privately in her chambers, the few documents the Fed had submitted, and on February 3 this year she ruled that the Fed could keep secret all but one of those records. She ordered the Fed to disclose that one record to GATA within two weeks.

On February 18 this year the Fed released the document — the minutes of the April 1997 meeting of the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee as compiled by an official of the New York Federal Reserve bank. The minutes showed government and central bank officials conspiring in secret to coordinate their gold market policies.

Perhaps of equal interest, the Fed claimed not to be able to find minutes of any other meeting of the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee. Either the the G-10 Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee has met only that once, in April 1997, or the Fed was not represented at any other such meetings, or such minutes were conveniently misplaced for the purposes of GATA's lawsuit.

Thus GATA's lawsuit established that the Fed, despite its protests of innocence, has many gold secrets after all even as we managed to pry a couple of those secrets loose and publicize them — first, that the Fed has gold swap arrangements, and second, that in 1997 the Fed was conspiring with other central banks to coordinate their gold market policies, and that there was no announcement of this.

Almost as gratifying to us was that, since the court found that the Fed had illegally withheld that one document from us, Judge Huvelle ordered the Fed to pay court costs to GATA, which the Fed did in May, sending us a check for $2,870, which we'll display here later today.

But the revelations about central bank gold swaps don't end there. In August 2009, while GATA was waging its freedom-of-information battle against the Fed, our consultant, Rob Kirby of Kirby Analytics in Toronto, wrote to the German central bank, the Bundesbank, about a report that most of the German national gold was being kept outside Germany, particularly in New York, presumably at the New York Fed.

The Bundesbank replied to Kirby as follows:

"The Deutsche Bundesbank keeps a large part of its gold holdings in its own vaults in Germany, while some of its gold is also stored with the central banks located at major gold trading centres. This has historical and market-related reasons, the gold having been transferred to the Bundesbank at these trading centres. Moreover, the Bundesbank needs to hold gold at the various trading centres in order to conduct its gold activities."

So the Bundesbank says it keeps much of its gold at "trading centers" so that it may conduct its "gold activities."

What are those activities exactly?

In late 2010 the German journalist Lars Schall, who is here at this conference today, sought to follow up with the Bundesbank, posing 13 questions about those "gold activities," particularly as to whether the Bundesbank has any gold swap arrangements with the United States. The Bundesbank replied to Schall as follows:

"In managing foreign reserves, the Bundesbank fulfils one of its mandated tasks as an integral part of the European System of Central Banks. We trust you will understand that we are not able to divulge any further information regarding this activity. Particularly with respect to the confidential nature of information about where gold holdings are kept, we are unable to go into any greater detail concerning exact locations and the quantities stored at each of these. Likewise, owing to the strategic nature of the activity, we are not at liberty to provide you with more detailed information about gold transactions."

That seems like a pretty good confession that the Bundesbank has undertaken gold swaps as part of what it considers "strategic activity."

Another pretty good confession of the secret maneuvers being played with gold came at the hearing held by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology on June 23 this year, a hearing I attended. The Treasury Department's inspector general, Eric M. Thorson, testified that he had been told that no part of the U.S. gold reserve was encumbered. But he did not say exactly who told him this, so his comment was only hearsay. And when Thorson was asked just where the gold pledged by the United States to the International Monetary Fund is kept and how it is accounted for, Thorson couldn't say.

Three years ago when GATA put similar questions to the IMF — "Exactly where is your gold, and do you possess it or is it just a claim on the gold reserves of your member nations?" — the IMF was at first evasive and then abruptly cut off the correspondence without answering.

But then most official gold data is actually disinformation.

For the six years prior to 2009 China reported to the IMF that it held 600 tonnes of gold. But in April 2009 China reported that its gold reserves had increased by 76 percent, from 600 tonnes to 1,054 tonnes. Had China obtained the new 454 tonnes only in the past year? Of course not; China had been accumulating gold steadily without reporting it for six years.

In June 2010 the World Gold Council reported that Saudi Arabia had increased its gold reserves by 126 percent since 2008, from 143 tonnes to 323 tonnes. But a few weeks later the governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority said Saudi Arabia had not been purchasing gold lately and that the 143 tonnes in question had been held all along in what he called "other accounts" — held in accounts not being reported by Saudi Arabia.

That is, the true disposition of national gold reserves is a secret more sensitive than the disposition of nuclear weapons. For gold is a weapon just as powerful — a weapon crucial to market rigging, the secret knowledge of the financial universe. And while nuclear weapons can be used for blackmail, market rigging is a far more effective mechanism for looting the world.

Many of you have heard about the looting of Europe undertaken by the Nazi German occupation during World War II. But most of that looting did not take place as it is imagined, at the point of a gun. No, it took place through the currency markets.

This looting through the currency markets was spelled out by the November 1943 edition of a military intelligence letter published by the U.S. War Department, a letter called Tactical and Technical Trends. Of course the Nazi occupation seized whatever central bank gold reserves had not been sent out of the occupied countries in time. But then the Nazi occupation either issued special occupation currency that could not be used in Germany itself or, in countries that had strong banking systems, took over the domestic central bank and enforced an exchange rate much more favorable to the reichsmark. Or else the Nazi occupation simply printed for itself and spent huge new amounts of the regular currency of the occupied country.

It was this control of the currency markets that drafted everyone in the occupied countries into the service of the occupation and achieved a one-way flow of production, a flow out of the occupied countries and into Nazi Germany.

For a few years Nazi Germany had one hell of a trade deficit — and couldn't have cared less about it. For controlling the currencies of occupied Europe, Nazi Germany never had to cover that deficit, at least not as long as the military occupation continued.

Since the United States now issues the reserve currency for the world, the dollar, the United States now more or less occupies most countries economically, even those countries that have their own currencies, since even those countries hold most of their foreign exchange reserves in dollars. Thus the current one-way flow of production — out of the rest of the world and into the United States.

This exploitation is not well-publicized but it is no secret.

In the 1960s France's finance minister called it an "exorbitant privilege" for just one country — the United States — to be able to issue the world reserve currency.

In 2004 the deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia, Oleg Mozhaiskov, told the London Bullion Market Association conference held in Moscow:

"Although there are several reserve currencies, the blatant lack of discipline is demonstrated by the U.S. dollar. I am leaving aside the main aspects of this problem, such as the social and economic injustice of a world order that allows the richest country in the world to live in debt, undermining the vital interests of other countries and peoples. What is important for us today is another aspect, which is connected with the responsibility of the state issuing the reserve currency and for the international community preserving that currency's buying power."

Incidentally, the only words of English spoken by Mozhaiskov in that speech were "Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee." The Bank of Russia long had been following our work without our knowledge.

And just this week Russia's prime minister, former president, and perhaps future president, Vladimir Putin, called the United States a "parasite" on account of its huge external debt and the dominance of the dollar.

The whole gold price suppression scheme — a dollar-support scheme — is exposed by any serious questioning. But who will ask the questions? The scheme survives only because of negligent journalism about the true reserve currency, gold.

The falsity of the data about the gold market practically screams at financial journalists:

– There is the omission from official gold reserve reports of leased and swapped gold.

– There are the sudden huge changes in official gold reserve totals.

– And there are the deception and conflicts of interest built into the prospectuses of gold and silver exchange-traded funds, whose metal custodians happen also to be the world's biggest gold and silver shorters.

Valid documentation about the gold market also practically screams at financial journalists:

– There are the huge and disproportionate gold, silver, and interest rate derivative positions built up at just a few international banks, positions that never could be undertaken without the expressed or implicit underwriting of government, particularly the U.S. government.

– There are the many official records, collected and publicized by GATA over the years, demonstrating the explicit plans and desire of the U.S. government to suppress and control the price of gold.

Most obvious is the question that should follow the common disparagement of gold, a question that somehow is never asked. You've heard it: the constantly reported observation that gold has not come close to keeping pace with inflation over the last 30 years. Oil has kept up, food has kept up, other metals have kept up, but not gold.

So why not? Why hasn't gold kept up with inflation?

Could it be that someone found a way to vastly increase the supply of gold without having to go through the trouble of mining it — to dishoard and lease it from central bank reserves and then issue certificates against gold that never existed in the first place?

"Why" is supposed to be a basic question of journalism. But it has fallen out of financial journalism when it comes to gold.

In May I spent an hour in New York with the commodities reporter of The Wall Street Journal. That newspaper has been given much of the documentation GATA has collected but has not yet published anything about it.

Also in May a nationally broadcast television program interviewed me for an hour, with the cameras rolling, on the steps of the Federal Reserve in Washington. That program has all the documentation too. Nothing has been broadcast yet, though I'm hopeful.

Over the last year I've spent much time briefing a reporter for a major news agency, at her request. At my urging, unlike all other reporters, she even called the Fed and got a very telling "no comment" about the gold swaps. But last I heard from her, she couldn't get her editor's permission to write a gold story.

Frustrating as all this is, it can't be too surprising. After all, who are the major advertisers in the financial news media and the major sources of news? The market manipulators and governments themselves. And journalists seem to take for granted that central banks operate in secret, particularly in regard to gold, so there's no point in questioning them.

Well, maybe someday some journalist somewhere will put to a central banker a critical question about gold. Maybe it will be one of the journalists we met at our press conference yesterday.

In any case, whenever I come to this great city I can't help falling into June 1940 mode and reminding myself that liberty is worth contending for no matter how bad the odds — that there really isn't much else.

The other day a few blocks from here I went through the museum that has been made out of the old Cabinet War Rooms, where the rescue of all decent civilization was arranged even as the bombs of the most evil totalitarianism fell all around and Britain, at Churchill's urging, heroically faced them alone.

At the museum there was, of course, a photo of General DeGaulle, who refused to accept the fall of France and flew to London to fight on. For the time being, De Gaulle decided, in exile he would be France, and he was — though maybe, years later, he thought himself to be France even after France was once again able to do the job itself.

From GATA's beginning I have wondered whether we could really presume to speak for gold. And not just for gold, of course — we are not idolaters — but for the economic and political liberty it serves and stands for. With gold always under attack precisely for what it represents, and with no others coming forward to defend it for what it represents, with the gold mining industry's main trade association refusing to acknowledge the attack, we have hoped that any presumption on our part might be forgiven.

We remain largely amateurs. At the outset we did not half understand what was going on and what we were setting about to do. Our name preserves that imperfect understanding. We thought we had discovered just another anti-trust violation. It was a while before we perceived that we were up against government policy and that most of what we were discovering had been discovered long ago, at least in principle, just not well taught, publicized, preserved, and made timely again.

Because it can work only through surreptitiousness and deceit, this government policy will be defeated when it is more widely understood — and every day it is being better understood.

Just yesterday GATA Chairman Bill Murphy was invited on CNBC Europe — GATA's first invitation on CNBC in 12 years. And two more speakers at this conference, James Turk and Ben Davies, were on CNBC Europe this morning.

The word is getting around now, and thanks to you and the speakers who have come here today, we are no longer alone. That, I think, will prove decisive.

Some of our speakers will talk about what should be. At this turbulent time for its financial system, the world surely needs new options. But with your support GATA will keep working to reveal what is.

This is, we think, a great cause. And as Churchill said even as the bombs fell on this city, "When great causes are on the move in the world, we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, that, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

 

Reduce your assets to physical gold and silver just as fast as you learn how to do it safely.

#1 Find a trustworthy dealer/trader, and ask about their shipping, insurance, and payment method.

#2 Study and learn what physical form is the most marketable when you want to sell, and who to sell it too.

Remember you won’t buy food with a 1 kilo bar, so have plenty of 1 half oz, quarter oz, and 1/10th oz silver to trade with. Junk silver may be a good idea to have for trading as it is recognized everywhere as to it’s value.

#3 Buy a good heavy fire rated safe and bolt it down through the floor of the safe. Bury some in PVC pipes with capps on the ends in an auger drilled vertical hole at night. Record the measurements of each hole from immovable objects in your own code, and keep that in your safe.

#4 Do not be naive, there are plenty of slick salespeople happy to take your money.

#5 If you have some serious money, look into an offshore vault. But make damn sure you can get it on demand.

#6 Do not be surprised to learn our government will make  private ownership illegal again, so be prepared to tell them where to go. Hell is my suggestion!

911 MISSING LINKS

August 6th, 2011 by

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/

Normally I avoid videos and audios both, because I have a reference with text, and I can go back quickly and refresh my memory, add or edit something, and many people have their email settings to plain text only, so I would have to send them to a web-site link they may or may not trust. Besides that I consider videos boring. This time I found one that is 2hrs & 4minutes long, and it kept my attention all the way through, this is a first for me, but it was well worth it. If, you are (and you should be) curious about 911, only the most stubborn person will deny the truth in this video. It is well worth your time, as this is an amazing documentary by talented professionals.

 

Missing Links from Jew Movies on Vimeo.

CRISES – A PATH TO TOTALITARIAN RULE

August 6th, 2011 by

 

CRISES – A PATH TO TOTALITARIAN RULE

http://www.newswithviews.com/Schwiesow/jim184.htm

 From the article (STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES)

By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.

Most crises, other than natural, are the inventions of devious minds, they are the tools that have been – and will always be – used to seize power, to circumvent laws, to institute control, and to enable undesirable change. A crisis simply means that some person or a group of people has either created or simulated circumstances to influence some event or to promote a desired activity. Adolph Hitler was a master at creating crises, he promoted a series of such that enabled him to establish a fascist despotic rule over a nation and its people, to institute wars upon sovereign nations, to seize territory, to encourage genocide, and to force his will upon a major portion of the world.

In our own society environmentalists manufacture crises to abridge self-determination, to limit personal prerogatives, and to curtail various lawful activities and technical advances of which they autocratically disapprove. These may be identified by a display of obsessive-compulsive behavior when in the presence of chainsaws, bulldozers and construction equipment; they are only at ease while hugging a tree or in the presence of snail darters

Social do-gooders devise crises of various sort to force their personal, often totally selfish and stupid, desires upon their neighbors, upon those who are culturally different, upon the children of families other than their own, and upon businesses and industries who produce and sell products that they personally deem undesirable or inappropriate. The notable feature of them is that their noses are extraordinarily long, an anomaly born of sticking them into the business of others.

Human elephants?

And now we come to the most pestilent, the most dangerous, the most consistent, and the most fearsome perpetuator of false crises – the U.S. government. Most everything that the educated morons of our government carry out – on both the administrative and bureaucratic levels – is born of a crisis predicated upon simulated circumstances. That monstrous boondoggle Obamacare is a case in point.

As stated the bureaucrats have honed crises driven encroachments upon your liberties and freedoms to extraordinary lengths. The Food and Drug Administration – our food and drug Nazis – is an excellent example. The agents of this Gestapo- like outfit limits your choice of non-prescription natural supplements; forces the manufacturers of supplements to remove the effective natural constituents of certain supplements so that the sale of these might not inhibit the sales of prescription meds by their bosom buddies the pharmaceutical barons, and tells you what you can and cannot eat, experience or utilize.

There are many hundreds of examples of such phony crises-driven excesses by the various tyrannical bureaus and agencies, but time and space limits the listing of such. But, I would be remiss if I did not point out the fact that it is those who most often do the bidding of the heretofore referred domestic environmentalists and social do-gooders, who are equally responsible. We are indeed surrounded by idiots.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Because of my lack of linguist skills, I have capitalized on Sheriff Schwiesow’s extraordinary talent to set the stage for this less than polite rant, as a more articulate elucidation of this subject could not be composed by any another person whose work I have read.

One of the great benefits of being an extraordinary writer is in accumulating the love and admiration of thousands of people you have never met. In the case of this old misanthropic curmudgeon, obtaining my respect is a considerable accomplishment, and I freely admit to a considerable amount of respectful admiration for this gifted gentleman. Respect is something I hold in reserve for undeniable excellence. He has commented in a past article that some of his readers complain of his high-faluting vocabulary; but who gives a shit what the dull and ignorant think? His vocabulary is an indication of having an excellent memory and high degree of intelligence; something that seems to be lacking in most Americans these days. Including me.

The reason I got so honked off on Jim’s article today is because it is an excellent entry to a subject that has been rubbing a raw spot in my mind for twenty years now, and in one word, it is manipulation. Now manipulation is something any parent or husband has had plenty of exposure too, but coming from people who have power over me, it is an abomination, as bad as having shingles on my brain. It makes my mind hurt. For the upper class, manipulation has been given a new name to differentiate between personal and social manipulation. They call it the Hegelian dialectic and claim it has three stages, as in: “an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis)”

This is like giving your daughters girl friends free condoms to keep them safe, with an objective of promoting a promiscuous behavior, and justifying your constant insulting instructions to your daughter to keep her legs crossed, OR. IF YOUR MEMORY IS ASTUTE, hiring a couple of bank robbers in full body armor to instigate a shoot out with under trained and under equipped police officers, with the objective of changing everyone’s opinion of what kind of attitude and armament the officers should have. The result is, swat teams, and an attitude of disrespect for civilian life. It is also the beginning of, the militarization of our countries local law enforcement, and why you see every cop in town carrying an arsenal around their ample bellies. All of this was nothing more than social manipulation, to produce a social acceptance of fear. Along with the twin towers destruction by the manipulators, and the justification of creating the war on terror, Americans are no longer feeling secure with their law enforcers, or lawmakers, who are hell bent on removing our God given rights to be secure in our own homes and in our travels. Our politicians must all be graduates of the university of manipulation, because the bills passed in the last twenty years has produced a hell of a lot of synthesis, and a nation of damn cowards.

 

Surely by now the reader can figure out without studying anything that our government is, and has been, for a hundred years, our mortal enemy. Here is a great, simple, and fool proof I.Q. test folks. ARE YOU STILL VOTING?

If so, you have poop for brains, because your votes only assist the manipulators in setting up another crooked politician trained in manipulation, for the destruction of liberty. An informed and active population would never have fallen for the atrocities being forced on us by the scumbag employees of the International Investment Banksters.

 

The way things stand right now, we are about a year away from the end of the federal reserves 100 year contract, which means it will occur during this scumbag presidents reign, and the Banksters are supporting him with wall street money unlimited. Can you imagine OBAMA, and CONGRESS refusing to renew the banksers contract, when they should be defaulting on the banksters, and telling them to go piss up a rope. The Banksters have Obama by the short hairs folks, and all of congress to boot. So here is the bottom line. We have less than a year left to educate and inspire the majority of this country or bend over and kiss our ass goodbye.

WAKE THE HELL UP!

They know what they are doing, and they will be disarming us this year come hell or high water. Then, we will be facing a bunch of traitorous police officers, and Obama’s brainwashed homeland military, to keep a tight lid on any rebellion. Take this to the bank folks, you will be slaves, and I will be dead by next winter. If you have friends or family in law enforcement or the military, you better inform them of their duty to the people, and to hell with the government.

If any government scumbag snitch is reading this,you, your congressional representatives, and your nappy-headed Dear Leader!

Sorry Jim, I know you do not associate with, or approve of people like me, but I have had all I can take.

 

OldDog

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