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the split

December 24, 2010 32 comments

crossing the chasm

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12.24.2010

As we move ahead into 2011, one theme presented is a matrix like split in western societies, particularly in the US. This split revolves around a corporate media portrayal of the world where reality is landscaped by an ideology, and by an actual reality that increasingly diverges from that untouchable paradigm of media concocted “truth”.

In this synthesized version of reality revolving around ideals such as fan worship, celebrity gossip and political correctness, independent or critical thinking is discouraged. Inconvenient events are to be quickly forgotten or deconstructed into an unrelated chain of events.

There is now rarely any mention of the two wars the US is currently fighting, one being the longest in US history. There are no images  of Detroit on TV, where garbage collection has now ceased and trash is piled up in the streets 30 feet high. There are no live video reports of 8,000 formerly middle class families now living in the woods in tents in three counties surrounding Orlando Florida. There is no mention of miles of sub surface oil slicks poisoning our air and water.  There are no warnings about toxic seafood. There is no discussion about lives and generations old ways of life that have been destroyed by greed and corruption.  85 percent of US college graduates are returning home after graduation jobless and saddled up with a lifetime student loan debt but you have to read about that outside the corporate medias realm.  The truth has become bad for business.

From the corporate media there are instead sound bites, bright lights, smiling faces, and corporate media news lies built around an ideological and political agenda.  Anyone in the media who fails to dutifully execute the party line propaganda is quickly un personed. Any high profile figure who dares to contradict the party line encounters a vindictive character assassination by the people who formulate everything you think you know.  The “experts” they promote are professors of fraud, quite often of the now thoroughly debunked Keynesian economic theory kind.

There is a new elephant in the room, and it is the schism, the chasm, this huge divide; the split between what people are supposed to be thinking according to monolithic power obsessed media moguls, and what’s really going on. Already in 2010 several surveys showed that a majority of Americans no longer believe the government even has the continued authority to govern. The approval rating of the people’s representatives has been languishing barely into double digits for years, and over 2 ostensibly different regimes. The standard of living of the average citizen in the west has taken a nosedive, with Americans being particularly hard hit. The banks control an ever larger share of national GDP, yet they do not make anything or provide any societal benefit. Instead they provide enslavement of a nation via credit creation. The elitist banking class are wholly parasitic by nature and yet they run the world. They exist solely by skimming money from other people, or by creating money out of nothing then collecting interest. It is no wonder ways of life and standards of living of ordinary people are being sacrificed. There is a finite wealth in the world and it is increasingly being allocated to the banking class, by the banking class, at the expense of everyone else in the world.

So today there is one segment of society worldwide who still unquestioningly takes the big government party line dope and manufactured government statistics, and one segment where the machine has lost some or all of it’s credibility. The manufactured version of reality now bumps up against what is actually happening in the world. This group of believers and non believers are encouraged to fight among themselves as the divide between the truth and media professed reality grows.

The group of believers who erroneously assume that the government and banking class operate in their best interest continually shrinks however as they are personally touched by the fraud, deceit and corruption which are the three pillars of the emerging plutocracy.  As we go forward, the lies are already out in the open for anyone willing to open their eyes.

We have already seen austerity inspired riots and labor strikes in Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Italy, the UK and France. The increasingly large group of non believers are rioting over a banking class takeover and imposed austerity, theft of their formerly guaranteed pensions or sale of national assets to the banking elites.

Simultaneously, the US is quietly being suffocated. The people are dulled by prozac and flouride. They are drowned in an ocean of celebrity gossip, fansmanship and genetically engineered food proven to kill or injure the unsuspecting mammals who consume it. For the remaining believers, their entire reality is now rooted in deceit and lies, in ignorance and racism;  in religious ideology or media inspired hate;  in a left vs right smokescreen. Everything they believe, everything they think they know, is mostly rooted in lies, propaganda and disinformation. The plutocrats believe they are acting as divine gods on this planet and that the ignorant masses are sub human beasts to be told noble lies and used until they are used up. The chasm, the split, is the gaping wound between truth and illusion.

There is a revolving door between the oligarchs and the government.  Corporate rock star CEO’s now endeavor to patent nature or make a killing on war while looting the corporations they run. Bankruptcy is a tool used to shaft the employees, creditors and shareholders.  One hand shakes the other in a corrupt corporate America protected and in some cases financed by taxpayers themselves. The private for profit banking system owns the treasury and exploits it’s control of the people’s labor via the creation of unlimited debt. The people, the useless eaters are mostly apathetic, detached and clueless as to the forces shaping their own destiny.  They are in effect the enemy of the plutocrats. They are to be placated and entertained; used and used up.

The man elected to change all of this increased the size of the wars he was elected to end. Instead of promised change, there has been more of the same. More lies, more greed, more corruption, more skimming of the wealth from the people to the banking elite and plutocrats.  These oligarchs hide behind bulletproof glass and fly learjets to secret meetings. They skim the people’s wealth and host lavish parties where the cost exceeds the lifetime income of many people in this world.

Everything that has happened since the people’s hope for change came on board has benefited not the population of the world, but this small group of financial elitists who own the entire political body, set the policy and make the rules. They rule from behind a curtain of fraud, deceit, corruption amid a sponsored media festival of lies. The real brokers of money, power and policy create money out of thin air and operate in the shadows, off limits from any focus or disclosure in the media empires they own or control. The entire political body are but a hapless host of stewards on a ship of fools, cowering in fear of the media and the money which owns and sponsors them all.

The media vetted so called “leader of the free world” is a powerless obedient mascot dishing out tyranny and loyal only to the money interests who own him. He controls nothing and is told what to think and what to do by corporate lobbyists and special interests. Should he wander from his assigned script, a character assassination would be promptly performed by the corporate media who he relies on to maintain his power.

The propaganda is all propelled into public consciousness from an increasingly monolithic global mega media propaganda machine which operates as a privatized version of state sponsored media. Debates are framed. PR and ideological opinions are bought and sold then disguised as news. Lies are sold as the truth. Ignorance is sold as a virtue.

With this tremendous loss of trust in the media and government worldwide, on comes the head of the US department of Homeland Security via a wide screen tv at the local wal mart. The attorney general warns you to be very afraid. The TSA is strip searching you and your children. Random shakedowns on the DC subway.  More rules. More restrictions. More forfeited rights. More permissions being revoked. Anyone critical of the emerging elitist plutocracy finds themselves to be the enemy. As the propaganda migrates to the internet, we have TSA shills trolling the blog comments and a 2 billion dollar PR budget for the government to propagandize the people with their own money.

Out of the ashes of a complete loss of trust and a 2 billion dollar propaganda budget is born a new modern day robin hood wearing white. He does whirlwind media tours. He publishes credible leaks that damage everyone except the people in charge. The people are like clay. They are easily molded and shaped. What they believe to be true is subject to what they are taught to believe by the oligarchs who control the media and the creation of money.

So the world today is a giant theater production where the BBC and FOX news release 20 minutes in advance the news that WTC7 has collapsed on the day of the New Pearl Harbor. In 2010 we have Joe Lieberman telling us why we needn’t be concerned that WTC7 collapsed defying a host of laws of physics in the process or that every law regarding a crime scene investigation was violated. There is no mention in the media machine of peer reviewed scientific papers showing high technology high explosive residue in the dust.  There is no mention of any of the important information people need to know to make informed decisions.

The single event that changed everything has proven to be a lie which now has to be protected. An ideological agenda has been put forth. America has been subverted from the inside by the banking class. The people’s wealth has been destroyed or is being confiscated. In Orwellian doublespeak the ever larger group of non believers are labeled as domestic dissidents, terrorists, radicals, and extremists when the people in charge are the ones who are all of those things.

Thomas Jefferson warned us it would happen. He knew this because the founders of the US were revolting against an aristocratic banking class authoritarian rule by the same banking aristocracy lineages who have now subverted and anonymously control the once free USA.

British tyranny via control of the money has caught up with America once again in the 21st century. The now global banking aristocracy is attempting to shift the wealth of the world to itself through a shell game where assets of countries are traded for notes manufactured out of thin air backed only by the labor of the same citizens forced to accept the fraud. This is a world where armies are policy enforcement or asset acquisition tools of the plutocrats. This is a world where the people providing the labor to fund the machine are to be used until they are used up. Their toil and their labor is only to fund the lavish lifestyle of a plutocratic elite.

So as we begin 2011, we move headlong into a world where the real truth is becoming nearly impossible to discern. The need for protection is blanketing and permeating every aspect of the lives of ordinary people. Governments living off of printing presses are getting larger, more authoritarian, more dangerous and more bankrupt. The world moves towards a single currency with few alternatives where global power and control can be consolidated. The people all suffer. Standards of living decline. Real wealth decreases. Social problems, crime and drug use increase. Western society continues a slow rot, a decay, amid an insolvent banking system that owns a media wing from which the false flag terror propaganda is catapulted by the oligarchs. The giant suffocating squid tells you to spy on your neighbors and be very afraid.

As an ordinary participant in a western world society, the party is over. Your former way of life is being revoked under the guise of an endless war waged by criminals wielding fake terror and posing as your savior and protectors. There is nothing you can do about it except to get out of the way.

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boxes of talk

April 17, 2010 12 comments

Guest Editorial
By Lotta Questions
4.17.2010
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boxes of talk

Editors note: This post is being regularly updated with new footnotes

Turn on the TV, turn on the radio, plug in the internet…big box of talk. Label after label after label. Talk, talk and more talk. I have a lot of questions, and some ideas regarding why according to recent polling data a staggeringly low 4 percent of the public supports the establishment political class[10], why only 8 percent would re elect an incumbent lawmaker[11], why just 21% believe U.S. Government has the consent of the governed[12] , why 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington[13], and why nearly one out of three Americans view the US government as a “major threat” to their freedoms[14].

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With the government, big business, big banking and big media all seeming like one in the same today, some analysts have argued this is Mussolini’s definition of fascism[2]. It is clear that the same small group of faces rotate into one position from out of another position and no matter how bad any of them screw up, you still see the same faces. There is no debate about that.

These elite are free to break laws and commit crimes right out in the open and nothing bad ever happens to them. There is no accountability, there is no punishment [21]. Public elected officials break laws and change laws and embezzle money and slosh taxpayer money back and forth among themselves and their friends and no matter how egregious the crimes,  no matter how on the record and absolutely wrong they have been, no matter how many people they have killed or how many lives they have wrecked or how fabulously wealthy they have become in the process of doing so, they are still the same people in and out of a revolving door all smiling and patting each other on the back while congratulated and treated with the utmost respect by the corporate media [22].

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Other labels being thrown around in the past few years to explain this transformation are oligarchy, plutocracy, kleptocracy, aristocracy, socialism, totalitarianism, empire, and more[3,4,5,6,7,31]. The defective establishment media mirror uses the implausible argument for everything being different  “it’s the same as it ever was” or “what are you even talking about?”. It’s almost like a corporate media induced mass hypnosis is in effect and has gripped the entire nation.

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“Just move on nothing to see here”.

With the government takeover of housing and now owning many of the largest public corporations, some have argued a tilt towards communism, although no one seems comfortable using that label. No two situations are ever the same however, and none of these labels seem to completely capture the transformation taking place in the United States over not months or years but over decades and accelerating during the past decade.[9,23]

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The people of the United States typically call themselves one of two labels, either republicans or democrats. The interesting thing about that is that nationwide, for the past decade now under the stewardship of each of the labels, the public approval ratings of congress and the administration have been arguably about as low as they can be and recently dipping into the single digits for public approval for the first time ever[11]. Something is definitely wrong and no one seems to know what to call it[23,25].

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WTF?

So despite what everyone is calling themselves, according to the polls, the citizens themselves don’t seem to be very happy about how things are going. Is there a label for that?  Is it a disaffected-detached-ocracy? Maybe it is a so-busy-trying-to-get-by-you-can’t-keep-up-ocracy? Maybe it’s a

knuckleheadsarguingamongthemselveswhilethecountryistransformedandlootedocracy? [30]

What kind of ocracy is this????

When did we cross the threshold from where there was any party or politician which stood for small limited government, small government spending, free enterprise and a government like the US had decades ago that mostly stayed out of the way of it’s citizens? What about a government for the people? There is apparently no one for the people today. Today it seems to be an all out contest for who can suck up the most to the most special interest payola while simultaneously lying their asses off to the people they are supposedly representing[10].

There is no one who will be allowed to be a legitimate contender by the established media, party, and banking system who doesn’t support the status quo. You can even be elected on a platform of change people hope for, and then completely ignore everything you said. How convenient. What kind of a message is sent to the people when someone is elected on a platform of lies? Exactly what point was it where lying about everything to the people became ok and even necessary[1,9]?

Politicians in DC will blame things like a “bad economy” for their current record low approval ratings. It seems obvious that when a candidate is elected on a platform of change the population was desperately hoping for,  they expect delivery. After the systematic dismantling of the constitution by the previous administration, the new administration turned out to be more or less exactly the same. What happens when only 4% support the status quo[10], and you get more status quo no matter which handle you pull? Do they lose another 50% of their base and go to 2%? That could continue until you need scientific notation to express their percentage of support. Then what?

The Judicial branch. Their contribution was to officially terminate the republic in 2010 by allowing unlimited corporate campaign contributions. It’s hard to say if that bothered people because most people still don’t know about it. The corporate media didn’t talk very much about allowing their unlimited corporate contributions for their sponsored choices.  So the same wars are still going on, the same policies are in place, and the same people are running things.  So maybe some people are disappointed about that? It is certainly possible.  Could this explain the hopelessness citizens are recording in surveys? If so what do you call that?

Could mortgaging the country’s future to bail out some arrogant bankers who lost all their money have caused some loss of trust? I don’t think bailing out the banking system so they could then in turn make record profits was the kind of change people were hoping for. I could be wrong about that. People can understand how things have improved dramatically for the bankers on wall street with now record profits and bonuses, but the people who are home unemployed because their factory shut down aren’t buying it. They aren’t buying anything because they have no money. What is that called? Can we throw a label and a sound bite on that….please?

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You can’t just “run” for office today. Lets be serious. The corporate media would have you believe you can just throw your hat into the ring and off you go. You need this giant political machine behind you to grease every palm along the way. You have to be sponsored and vetted by the media before anyone even hears your name. If you cross any of the medias agendas or sponsors you are political toast within 48 hours. Votes are bought and sold like trading cards. As a citizen,  you basically have to be for someone who is more or less the same as everyone else with an expertly crafted public persona. What is the word for that? The label oligarchy doesn’t seem to do justice to that much concentration of wealth, power and deceit. A so called two party system with no real choice is totalitarianism in drag[6]. Please vote for your favorite candidate. Then expect the same thing no matter which lever you pull. You get vanilla or french vanilla with sprinkles. Take your ice cream cone and move on.

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Maybe it’s a one-big-vampire-thing-ocracy?

Regardless of political parties, one thing is clear to every person who has been living in the US for more than a few years. There are ever more rules. they keep making new rules, and they never take any of the old rules away. There are more fees, and more taxes, and more things that used to be free that are no longer free, things that now require a license, a certification, an approval, something you used to be allowed to do but are no longer allowed to do,  or some other kind of relinquishment of a former right. There is a nanny state which dictates to you what where when how and why to do just about everything you are supposed to do.

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You got a problem with that?

Well then, apply for a permit and after paying the necessary fees and getting the necessary approvals you might be able to hold up a sign in a pre defined fenced off area back there by the dumpsters that says “I do not approve of all of this, I think I’m starting to know how people living in the soviet union felt”. Maybe. Storm troopers in riot gear would be deployed to stand next to you to ensure you didn’t wave the sign or otherwise cause any hazard to the public who needs protecting.

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What is it called when a country goes from being a decent place to live to some sort of paranoid, locked down disneyworld where nothing is real and all the people are making less, paying more, requiring permits and fees and approvals to do anything? What do you call that?

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This vampire squid nanny state tells you what to do, and how much it will cost you in fees, fines, or whatever if you don’t do it exactly that way. It assumes you cannot think for yourself and you need to be protected from yourself and everyone else. It means you are not competent to run your life so the nanny state will run it for you. It prohibits and inhibits small business due to taxation, regulation, barriers to entry and cost of operation. It destroys the simple civil rights Americans used to take for granted one by one and little by little like breaking rocks until nothing is left but a pile of dust. It gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger until it runs out of food which is in this case money[15].

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The book of rules have become so large and so onerous that the only thing you can be sure of is that despite your best intentions, you are probably breaking some rules right now that you don’t even know about. At the same time you will be considered negligent if you don’t know what they are.  The only constant is ever more rules and an ever larger government required to enforce and update them.

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You are still free to go to work, pay your fees, taxes and watch their corporate programming and sports entertainment or whatever. You can pay only a couple of days salary to watch some corporate whores toss a ball back and forth at corporate field and whoop it up for one color or the other with your fellow buffoons.

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This is all true whether you are short or tall, uneducated or educated, higher or lower income, white, black, red or yellow, left or right or anywhere in the middle. It is true whether you worship any god or all gods or no god. Any political or special interest hacks who argue otherwise now sound like a cartoon.  No one can legitimately argue the ever increasing number of rules, fees, permits, restrictions, taxes and regulations and loss of rights[12].

So the government and the politicians are all for one thing. An ever larger government who is your nanny. What is that called? Maybe it is the world takeover by nanny statists? For this reason or that reason or to protect you from bad guys or from your own self, you need a huge book of rules and regulations and it needs to keep getting bigger all the time.

Now you need to get scanned by Acme Corporation x ray scanners to get on an airplane.

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Being a good citizen however, you recognize that all of these new rules and regulations and fees and taxes have all been instituted for your own protection and well being. You feel so much better knowing that you need to be protected from enemies of your government that you are willing to relinquish all your former rights and privileges and put up with endless new hassles. It’s all being done for you on your behalf and you appreciate that. It is necessary. That’s what you keep being told at least. Just say duh thanks.

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Some have used the term vampire squid to depict an over reaching banking system but it is pretty easy to argue after living here for a few years that the entire thing is a vampire squid.

Post 911 has ushered in new departments and new regulations and new and more of everything that restricts what is permissible or not because now you need to be protected from people living in caves, or something like that. The general idea I think was that some hard drinking devout muslims who liked strip clubs and Jack Abramoff’s casino??? came out of their caves and went to flight school, became marginal pilots and on their first attempt defeated the entire NORAD air defense system, all airport security, and flew two sophisticated jumbo jets perfectly into the sides of buildings pulverizing them into dust and defying a whole host of laws of physics in the process. Following that, the only thing remaining were passports from the hijackers, which somehow did not turn to dust but instead fluttered to the ground intact, were picked up by an anonymous passer by and delivered to the NYPD. The whole mess was then hauled off to China in the blink of an eye violating every written rule regarding a crime scene investigation. A bunch of still unidentified parties made a fortune in the options markets from foreknowledge[29], the building owners were generously compensated and I lost track of the rest of the story line a while back. It was getting too complicated.

The main character was a guy with a name I couldn’t pronounce popping in and out of caves and issuing death threats every time the population needs a good scare. I don’t know if they ever caught him or not. I have heard also that we are still in two wars as a result of all of that, one now being the longest in US history. I’m not sure. They don’t talk about it on TV any more.

So to the best of my knowledge, you are supposed to see a Hollywood style demolition which changes every aspect of your life as a citizen for the worse, and not ask any questions. Sort of like in China you can’t talk about Tienanmen square and in the US you can’t talk about 911 because even if you ask a question, it somehow makes you the enemy or a sympathizer or something along those lines. I don’t know exactly what the rules are regarding that. So what I do is if anyone mentions 911 I just close my eyes and put my fingers in my ears. I don’t want to let any sympathizers in[20].

I-need-so-many-rules-and-regulations-that-I-can-only-be-sure-I-don’t-even-know-what-they-all-are-ocracy?

After using a Pentium class computer and performing billions of calculations to compute your taxes, you have no idea exactly where the money goes, but I know it isn’t nearly enough to feed it, as the national debt accumulates by more than the average individual net worth every second of every day.

So where does this end? Is it tyranny when a population are told exactly how to do everything they have to do in life, or is it only tyranny if what you are expected to tolerate is really bad? If so then who gets to define what “really bad” is? At what point is it, ok, just a pain, really a pain, or really bad?  For example right now, traveling on an airplane is just a pain, compared to say, a root canal. It is however really bad compared to say 1970. So we are dealing with a set of relative issues here and static labels aren’t particularly useful.

Currently, as by every statistic known, the wealth is transferring from the many to the (very) few. How and why exactly is that happening? I’m not talking about lower to higher income either for the political hacks out there reading on the ethernet. No one reading this essay will fall into the group where the wealth is being transferred to. The wealth is being transferred to people whose portfolios contain shares of say, the FED and the Bank of England[15].

Is this wealth and power consolidation all a big accident? It isn’t happening by democrats OR republicans.It’s happening over each so called “party” presiding. Is that related at all to the changes we have seen in government? What is that called?  Some people call it an oligarchy when the many are controlled by the few, but how does the oligarchy get and maintain it’s power? Is that what we have? Is that the reason for all the rules? [24].

Does the vampire squid nanny state power reside in levying so many rules, fees, permits, taxes and regulations that it is the sum total of it all at the root of the increasing oppression? Is that how the vampire squid attacks? Death by 1000 cuts? How does that end up? What is a good name for that? [26]

What should you call it when every thing that comes from the corporate media looks like it was created by the largest growing segment of business in the US, a PR firm?

If the government has already issued debt beyond the people’s capacity to earn enough to repay it, then what does that mean? Does that mean like bankruptcy but you just haven’t filed yet? Do you think everyone soon will be able to add a zero to how much they make creating a remote possibility that the debt could be repaid? So what is it called when a nanny state empire goes bankrupt? What is the name for that?

Maybe it really doesn’t matter what the name is. Maybe it only matters what it is. Maybe you are living through the decline of an empire and the decay associated with that[19]. Empires don’t fail overnight. It can happen so slowly that you fail to see it. The politicians are failing[12], the institutions are failing[18], the society is failing and the economy is failing. The empire is entirely bankrupt both economically[16], and morally[17].

What it is will continue to self destruct on it’s own without any further assistance. It doesn’t require a label.

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Filed under: corruption
[1] Ratigan Deconstructs Goldman, Connecticut AG Blumental Wants Criminal Charges Filed
by Tyler Durden
04/16/2010
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[2] Modern History Sourcebook: Benito Mussolini: What is Fascism, 1932
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[3] Socialism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[4] Oligarchy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[5] Plutocracy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[6] Totalitarianism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[7] Political spectrum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[8] Organized crime
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[9] Video: 7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
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[10] Rasmussen: Mere 4% Support Establishment Political Class
Rasmussen Reports
April 14, 2010
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[11] Poll: Only 8 percent support incumbents
By Jordan Fabian
02/12/10
Only 8 percent of adults would reelect incumbent lawmakers, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
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[12] Only 21% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.
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[13] Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington
Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.
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[14] One third of Americans say own govt a threat: Poll AFP
Mon Apr 19
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Nearly one out of three Americans view the US government as a “major threat” to their freedoms, and four out of five say they don’t trust Washington to solve their problems, according to a new poll out Monday.
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[15] who owns the Federal Reserve and why don’t you know?
By Antecedent Insider
2.24.2010
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[16] The US debt is too large to ever be repaid
January 5, 2010 earthblognews
By Charles Ponzi
1.06.2010
EarthBlog News©
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[17] U.S. Troops Apologize For Wikileaks Massacre Video
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, April 20, 2010
the Wikileaks video only begins to depict the suffering we have created. From our own experiences, and the experiences of other veterans we have talked to, we know that the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war: this is the nature of how U.S.-led wars are carried out in this region.”
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[18] The divorce rate in America for first marriage, vs second or third marriage
50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.”
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[19] US Joins Ranks of Failed States
by Paul Craig Roberts
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[20] absolute proof of the controlled demolition of WTC7
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[21] Downing Street memo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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[22] Cheney/Halliburton Chronology
Published by CitizenWorks.org and HalliburtonWatch.org
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[23] Poll: Americans’ distrust of federal government is deepening
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
A new study released Monday shows Americans have grown more critical, less trusting and even fearful of Uncle Sam since Barack Obama took office. The Pew Research Center poll found Americans reject the idea of an activist government, and a growing number urge its power be curtailed.
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[24] Senate Leaders Trade Charges of Improper Relations With Wall Street

Updated April 21, 2010
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As the debate over how to reshape federal oversight of the nation’s largest banks heats up, the top Senate leaders of both political parties are finding themselves in a war of words, charging each other with being in bed with Wall Street executives. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, of holding “backroom negotiations” with financial executives in New York earlier this month when they held a private meeting to discuss the impact of the financial overhaul bill. Republicans have returned fire at Reid for holding a recent fundraiser in New York City that was set up by Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, a longtime Democrat.
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[25] Americans going mad with anger
By LISA VAN DUSEN, QMI Agency
April 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maybe Howard Beale was right. Maybe when Peter Finch’s tele-ranter urged his viewers in “Network” to go to their windows and yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” into the evening void, he was ahead of his time on the primal scream therapy front. These days, anger in America is such an epidemic that there’s a chat show running on MSNBC this week actually called America the Angry. It’s a good week for it.
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[26] Collapse of the Standard of Living in the USA
Studies Reveal Declining Living Standards and Increasing Anger
by Hiram Lee
Global Research, April 24, 2010
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[27] Ron Paul Discusses America’s Moral Decline & Economic Collapse (1/2)
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[28] Marc Faber – Governments are Going Bust!
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[29] Pre-9/11 Put Options on Companies Hurt by Attack Indicates Foreknowledge
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[30] the left vs right smokescreen
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[31] Kleptocracy
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[32] CNN Co-Founder: CNN Is at Risk of Becoming a Bad Joke
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Editors Note: The Federal Reserve (the FED) is the third central bank of the United States. The first central bank of the United States charter was not renewed, causing the war of 1812. The second central bank of the United States charter was revoked by Andrew Jackson via executive order. Shortly thereafter he became the first sitting president to have an assassination attempt on his life. He survived two attempts.

Please take the time to read about a criminal syndicate masquerading as our saviors while they rob us of our freedom, wealth and prosperity in a calculated, systematic way, meticulously planned over hundreds of years. The FED reports to another private corporation, the BIS. They control the money. They bought the press. These satanic vultures seeing themselves as gods on earth and us as cockroaches or donkeys, control the agenda which is to ultimately control the world via control of the money.  None of us are going to like it. They don’t care.

In this essay I have liberally used their own quotes. In this way, you don’t have to believe what this author says.  Instead, they will tell you themselves.

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” — New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

The Federal Reserve (the FED) was chartered by the US Congress in 1913 to issue currency on behalf of the US Treasury via the Federal Reserve Act.

The Federal Reserve is a private corporation. It is neither Federal, nor does it have any Reserves. The Federal Reserve creates money out of nothing, then collects interest on the debt. It was conceived by several of the world’s wealthiest bankers in 9 days of secretive meetings at a Jekyll Island retreat in November of 1910.

Why all the secrecy?

We do know a few things about the Federal Reserve.  Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (November 6, 1841 – April 16, 1915) and Paul Moritz Warburg (August 10, 1868 – January 24, 1932) were both instrumental in it’s creation.

Institute for Historical Review
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family, by Ron Chernow. New York: Random House, 1993. Hardcover. 820 pages. Photographs. Bibliography. Reference notes. Index.
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In November 1910, [Senator] Aldrich [of Rhode Island], Paul [Warburg], and four other experts sneaked off to discuss bank reform at a secret hideaway on Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast. With Democrats now in control of Congress and Progressives railing against Wall Street, the bankers had to travel incognito, lest they be accused of hatching a cabal. As part of the elaborate charade, the conference participants pretended to be sportsmen, outfitting themselves as duck hunters. What Chernow does not adequately explain is why such secrecy was necessary if a central bank was really such a great idea. We are told, in effect, that Warburg and others hatched a cabal to avoid being accused of hatching a cabal. Because it was the product of a furtive conclave, and secrecy still surrounds many central bank decision-making activities, it is hardly surprising that there are so many dark suspicions and “banking conspiracy” theories involving the Federal Reserve Bank. According to Chernow, Paul Warburg was the only person in America who understood how a central bank works. In 1912 and 1913, he drew up the basic plan for the Federal Reserve banking system, and he drafted the Federal Reserve Act. In December 1913 President Wilson signed the Act establishing the new central bank. If anyone can be called the father of the Federal Reserve Bank, the New York Times has rightly noted, it is Paul Warburg. The new central bank’s board of governors — which for several years included Paul Warburg — became top-heavy with political appointees whose policy of loose credit set the stage for the Great Depression. America’s economic collapse of the 1930s can be traced to the Federal Reserve’s operation by incompetents and self-serving hacks.
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According to the current FED board of governors:

“It [the FED] is not owned by anyone and is not a private, profit-making institution. Instead, it is an independent entity within the government, having both public purposes and private aspects.”

The same people have told us however…

“The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth” – Alan Stuart Blinder – Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 to January 1996  (PBS’s Nightly Business Report, 1994)

Woodrow Wilson was early in his first term as president in 1913. His pen signed the Federal Reserve act into law. He later said remorsefully in “The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies of a People: ”

However it has come about, it is more important still that the control of credit also has become dangerously centralized. It is the mere truth to say that the financial resources of the country are not at the command of those who do not submit to the direction and domination of small groups of capitalists who wish to keep the economic development of the country under their own eye and guidance. The great monopoly in this country is the monopoly of big credits. So long as that exists, our old variety and freedom and individual energy of development are out of the question. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men who, even if their action be honest and intended for the public interest, are necessarily concentrated upon the great undertakings in which their own money is involved and who necessarily, by very reason of their own limitations, chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom. This is the greatest question of all, and to this statesmen must address themselves with an earnest determination to serve the long future and the true liberties of men.This money trust, or, as it should be more properly called, this credit trust, of which Congress has begun an investigation, is no myth; it is no imaginary thing. It is not an ordinary trust like another. It doesn’t do business every day. It does business only when there is occasion to do business. You can sometimes do something large when it isn’t watching, but when it is watching, you can’t do much. And I have seen men squeezed by it; I have seen men who, as they themselves expressed it, were put “out of business by Wall Street,” because Wall Street found them inconvenient and didn’t want their competition.

So what IS the truth? You are supposed to believe (according to the FED’s Board of Governor’s) that the most powerful corporation in the world isn’t owned by anyone. Because of this fact, it tells us that this institution called the Federal Reserve is so powerful they won’t even bother to waste any time to create a plausible cover story. Some would call that obscene.  It’s obvious when you look into the matter, they don’t even care what you think.

“By this means [printing money] government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft.”- John Maynard Keynes (the father of ‘Keynesian Economics’ which our nation now endures) in his book “THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE” (1920).

The Federal Reserve is a private corporation. As such, there is no reporting requirement as there are with public corporations. A corporation by definition has shareholders. The FED has shareholders, we just don’t know who they are because as they have pointed out…they don’t have to say.

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”  Benjamin Disraeli  1844

 “Three hundred men, each of whom knows all the others, govern the fate of the European continent, and they elect their successors from their entourage.” Walter Rathenau WIENER FREIE PRESSE, December 24, 1912

“Fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure.” Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times.

The current FED chairman, Ben Bernanke, isn’t the owner of the FED. He’s an employee. Who are his bosses? We have no idea. Well, we have an idea, but we have no proof. Following the money and the family trees gives us an idea.

Maybe some would argue, why should they be required to say?

Isn’t anyone curious?

The FED, in charge of creating the US currency, is arguably the most powerful institution of any kind on this planet. Decisions made by the FED affect the lives of people not just in the US, but everywhere in the world. The FED by virtue of it’s policies and because it effectively has an unlimited bank account, makes decisions that affect standards of living and capital allocation spanning the globe.  In 2008, we watched them decide in closed door Sunday afternoon “emergency” meetings who survives and who doesn’t. We don’t know who was there, we don’t know what was said, the only thing we know is who survived and who didn’t.

So why isn’t this topic ever discussed? Here we have a situation where the most powerful people in the world (the shareholders of the Federal Reserve) remain completely anonymous.

“We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” James (son of Paul)  Warburg quotes ( Banker, Shareholder, Founder, US Federal Reserve, Founder Council on Foreign Relations  1896-1969 ) while speaking before the United States Senate,  February 17, 1950

“Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.” Senator William Jenner, 1954

The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University

“The New World Order cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it’s perceptions.” — Henry Kissinger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994

“The New World Order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down … but an end run on national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” — Richard Gardner – Council on Foreign Relations Journal, April 1974, Page 558

Yes, there have been studies done and there has been a lot of speculation and conjecture as to who the shareholders actually are, but no one knows for sure. Put it this way, anyone who does know, isn’t saying. Deconstructing all the paper entities and their manifestations, who are the people? What do they stand for? Why don’t we know?

“While boasting of our noble deeds we’re careful to conceal the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. – Horace Greeley Editor, New York Tribune

The people behind the curtain, the people who are making the decisions and issuing orders that shape the daily lives of every single American remain completely anonymous. How can this be?

These are the most powerful people on the planet. Don’t we deserve to know? It seems unfathomable that we don’t, or that no one has even asked on the people’s behalf.

“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it’s profits or so dependent on it’s favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.” — Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

So why is it that there has never in modern history been a member of the US congress who has asked publicly who the anonymous people are who control our lives via a printing press and an unlimited bank account? Are they afraid they might lose their job? Or worse?

“We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it”. – Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (Louis T. McFadden was assassinated)

“Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.” President James A. Garfield – 20th President of the United States  1881: two weeks before he was assassinated

“The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down

Furthermore, the FED is not subject to an audit and they claim that doing so would somehow limit their ability to do their job. They claim that if the public knew who their mysterious international wire transfers in 2008 of US taxpayer money were distributed to it would “undermine confidence in the financial system”. I’m sure it would. The FED is the only financial entity in the world which claims immunity from an audit and gets away with it.

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it’s issuance.” – James Madison

Their job, by the way, is to “maintain price stability”.  Since their charter in 1913, the US dollar has lost approximately 95 percent of it’s value. Given a primary mission of maintaining price stability, history now shows an unequivocal, colossal failure of their primary stated mission.

Summarizing, we have an entity which:

  • is a private corporation created in absolute secrecy and owned by anonymous shareholders
  • has never been audited and claims immunity
  • has demonstrated a colossal failure of their primary mission
  • affects the daily lives and standard of living of every single American
  • have stated publicly that their last duty is to tell the public the truth
  • has presided over the absolute destruction of the middle class in America and the confiscation of their wealth

Am I the only person in America who thinks we deserve some answers? Why are our politicians so timid and fearful of the FED? Does it bother anyone else to listen to our self important bought and paid for buffoons we call congressmen compete with each other to see who can heap the most praise on an institution that has completely failed at it’s primary mission and bankrupted the people in the process?

“And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” – Senator Dick Durbin 2009

Furthermore, in 2008 we were told that the FED and their affiliate banks were “too big to fail” and thus, their margin calls from speculation should be met by the people. If our lifespans were longer, we would recognize that as a trick which has already been used in the past to consolidate power and transfer wealth from the people, to themselves. When they win, they keep the profits. When they lose, you pay. This guarantees that ultimately, the FED and their global cabal [the syndicate Elders] will have all the money.

“Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves” – Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States (1829–1837).

Could it possibly be that the FED along with their anonymous owners are the ones really in charge? It looks that way to me. After you have studied history, it isn’t much of a stretch.

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812)

I will close with a quote from Thomas Jefferson. Follow the money.  Jefferson’s dark prognostication is coming to be fully realized here in 2010.

‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..’ – – Thomas Jefferson – Third President of the United States and primary architect of the US Constitution

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Footnotes/Further Research/Quotes:

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A widespread group of professional criminals who rely on illegal activities as a way of life and whose activities are coordinated and controlled through some form of centralized syndicate.

15 Years Ago, the Combined Assets of the 6 Biggest Banks Totaled 17% of GDP… By 2006, 55% … Now, 63%
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The Federal Reserve Is A PRIVATELY OWNED Corporation
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Paupers In The Land Our Forefathers Conquered
A long time ago, in an America now far, far away, the majority of the American people owned the land that they live on.  The term “my land” actually meant something back then.  But today that has fundamentally changed.  Now the majority of the American people owe on the land that they live on.  In fact, most of them owe big money to the giant corporate banking interests that control the mortgage industry.  So how did the American people come to be debtors and paupers in the land that our forefathers conquered?
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List of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve
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Charles S. Hamlin, William P. G. Harding, Daniel R. Crissinger, Roy A. Young, Eugene Meyer, Eugene R. Black, Marriner S. Eccles, Thomas B. McCabe, William McChesney Martin, Jr., Arthur F. Burns, G. William Miller, Paul A. Volcker, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke
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Money As Debt (1 of 5)
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Further Reading: Jekyll Island

Dear Lou Dobbs, Who Owns the Federal Reserve?
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Chart of who “owns” the Federal Reserve
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Ponzi scheme
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G. Edward Griffin
The Creature from Jekyll Island
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Secrets of the Federal Reserve
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Who Owns and Controls the Federal Reserve?
by Dr. Edward Flaherty, University of Charleston
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Who Owns the Federal Reserve?
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The Federal Reserve Explains… The Federal Reserve In One Easy, Retard-Accessible Video
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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Federal Reserve System is Corrupt and Undermines Democracy
Joseph Stiglitz – former head economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a nobel-prize winner – said yesterday that the very structure of the Federal Reserve system is so fraught with conflicts that it is “corrupt” and undermines democracy.
Stiglitz said:
If we [i.e. the IMF] had seen a governance structure that corresponds to our Federal Reserve system, we would have been yelling and screaming and saying that country does not deserve any assistance, this is a corrupt governing structure.
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Depression USA: New York Tent City, Future of America
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How Goldman Sachs runs the world (Video)
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Goldman Sachs International

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Paul M. Warburg

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In Deception and Abuse at the Fed, Robert Auerbach, a former banking committee investigator, recounts major instances of Fed mismanagement and abuse of power that were exposed by Rep. Gonzalez, including:
* Blocking Congress and the public from holding powerful Fed officials accountable by falsely declaring–for 17 years–it had no transcripts of its meetings;
* Manipulating the stock and bond markets in 1994 under cover of a preemptive strike against inflation;
* Allowing 5.5 billion to be sent to Saddam Hussein from a small Atlanta branch of a foreign bank–the result of faulty bank examination practices by the Fed;
* Stonewalling Congressional investigations and misleading the Washington Post about the 6,300 found on the Watergate burglars.
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Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Famous partners of the firm included Otto Kahn, Paul Warburg, Felix Warburg, Mortimer Schiff, Benjamin Buttenwieser, Lewis Strauss, Sigmund Warburg, founder of S.G. Warburg.
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Jacob Schiff
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Children: Mortimer Schiff; Frieda Warburg, née Schiff.
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Nelson W. Aldrich
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Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (November 6, 1841 – April 16, 1915) was a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1911. Because of his impact on national politics and central position on the pivotal Senate Finance Committee, he was referred to by the press and public alike as the “General Manager of the Nation”, dominating all tariff and monetary policies in the first decade of the 20th century. In a career that spanned three decades, Aldrich helped to create an extensive system of tariffs that protected American factories and farms from foreign competition. He rebuilt the American financial system along Progressive lines through the institution of the federal income tax amendment and the Federal Reserve System. He claimed that this would lead to greater efficiency. Aldrich became wealthy with investments in street railroads, sugar, rubber and banking. His son Richard Steere Aldrich became a U.S. Representative, and his daughter, Abby, married John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the only son of John D. Rockefeller. Her son, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, served as Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford.
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David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller, Sr. (born June 12, 1915) is an American and the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the youngest and only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His five deceased siblings are: Abby, John D. III, Nelson, Laurance and Winthrop.
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“Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” -David Rockefeller, 2002 Autobiography

Paul Warburg
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Moritz Warburg (August 10, 1868 – January 24, 1932) was a German-born American banker and early advocate of the U.S. Federal Reserve system.
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Felix M. Warburg
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Felix Moritz Warburg (1871 – 20 September 1937) was a member of the Warburg banking family of Hamburg, Germany. He was a grandson of Moses Marcus Warburg, one of the founders of the bank, M. M. Warburg (in 1798). Felix Warburg was a partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. He is known as a leading advocate of a Federal Reserve System for the United States. He married Frieda Schiff, daughter of Jacob H. Schiff and Therese Loeb Schiff, in 1895. They had four sons, Frederick Marcus, Gerald Felix, Paul Felix and Edward Mortimer Morris
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Edmond James de Rothschild
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James Mayer de Rothschild
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Mayer Amschel Rothschild
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Salomon Mayer von Rothschild
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Endogamy was an essential part of the Rothschild family’s strategy for future success in order to ensure that control of their businesses remained in family hands. Therefore, in 1824 Salomon Mayer Rothschild’s daughter Betty married her uncle James Mayer de Rothschild, head of the Paris bank.
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Warburg Pincus
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S. G. Warburg & Co.
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S. G. Warburg & Co. was a London-based investment bank. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but it was acquired by Swiss Bank Corporation in 1995.
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Otto Hermann Kahn
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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International Monetary Fund
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68% Think the Fed is a Government Agency
I might be a little bit of a radical. Tonight I stepped out side my apartment and interacted with those around me. Here’s what I found out: 68% (72/106) of the people I spoke with in San Francisco believed that the Federal Reserve Bank is an agency of the government. The specific question I asked was “Is the Federal Reserve a private corporation or an agency of the government?
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“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits”.- SIR JOSIAH STAMP, (President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s, the second richest man in Britain):

“The modern Banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and unmint the modern ledger-entry currency”.- MAJOR L .L. B. ANGUS

“We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” James (son of Paul)  Warburg quotes ( Banker, Shareholder, Founder, US Federal Reserve, Founder Council on Foreign Relations  1896-1969 ) while speaking before the United States Senate,  February 17, 1950

“The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond , whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952
Fifty men have run America, and thats a high figure.” Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times.
“The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future.” U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies.
“Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.” Senator William Jenner, 1954
The case for government by elites is irrefutable.” Senator William Fulbright, Former chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated at a 1963 symposium entitled: The Elite and the Electorate – Is Government by the People Possible?

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”  David Rockefeller

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University
“The Council on Foreign Relations is “the establishment.” Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship.” Former Congressman John Rarick 1971

“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

“People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project (Muscle Shoals Dam) nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the People  who supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible thing about interest …But here is the point: If the Nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest  sort provided by the Constitution pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People. If the currency issued by the People were no good, then the bonds would be no good, either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth,  must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan”. – THOMAS A. EDISON

“Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States” – Sen. Barry Goldwater

“This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson} signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.” – Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913

“We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”- David Rockefeller, “Memoirs” autobiography (2002, Random House publishers), page 405

“Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are the United States government’s institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers” — Congressional Record 12595-12603 – Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (12 years) June 10, 1932

“The New World Order cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it’s perceptions.” — Henry Kissinger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994

“The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers” – Congressman Louis T. McFadden

“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out.” – Andrew Jackson

“It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford

“The New World Order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down … but an end run on national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” — Richard Gardner – Council on Foreign Relations Journal, April 1974, Page 558

“We are completely dependent on the commercial banks.  Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system…. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon.” – Robert H. Hamphill, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

“The matter of a uniform discount rate was discussed and settled at Jekyll Island.”- Paul M. Warburg

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” — New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” — “Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time” (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University

“The decrease in purchasing power incurred by holders of money due to inflation imparts gains to the issuers of money.” – St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Review, Nov. 1975, p.22

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.” – James A. Garfield

“If, however, a government refrains from regulations and allows matters to take their course,  essential commodities soon attain a level of price out of the reach of all but the rich, the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent, and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer.”John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace 1920, page 240

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law

“The Council on Foreign Relations is “the establishment.” Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship.”– Former Congressman John Rarick 1971

“Those who create and issue money and credit direct the policies of government and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.” – Rt. Hon. Reginald McKenna, former Chancellor of Exchequer, England

“In the next century, nations, as we know it, will be obsolete. All states will recognize a single global authority.” — Strobe Talbott – Deputy Secretary of State under Bill Clinton.   Time Magazine, July 20th, 1992

“With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people.” – Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) Austrian Economist, Author and 1974 Nobel Prize-Winner for Economics

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” – John Adams

“The dirty little secret is that both houses of congress are irrelevant. America’s domestic policy is now being run by Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve. America’s foreign policy is now being run by the International Monetary Fund. When the President decides to go to war, he no longer needs a declaration of war from congress. — Robert Reich – Advisor to President Clinton.   USA Today, January 7th, 1999

“Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with a flick of a pen they will create enough to buy it back.” – Sir Josiah Stamp, former President, Bank of England

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interest, combined in one mass; and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C. Calhoun, Speech 5/27/1836

“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.” – Money: Whence it came, where it went – 1975, p15 John Kenneth Galbraith

“The goal should be to redefine sovereignty for the era of globalisation, to find a balance between a world of fully sovereign states and an international system of either world government or anarchy.
— Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, February 17, 2006

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . .  Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.” – John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace 1920, page 235ff

“Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.” – George Washington, in letter to J. Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787

Rising prices of precious metals and other commodities are an indication of a very early stage of an endeavor to move away from paper currencies…What is fascinating is the extent to which gold still holds reign over the financial system as the ultimate source of payment. -Alan Greenspan, 9 Sep 2009

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Goldman Sachs Eats Its Young
by Keith Johnson
This should be a lesson to all those young, aggressive, upwardly mobile Wall Street wannabes who think they are somehow going to fast track their way into the stratosphere of high finance. Sorry, kids!  There’s no room left at the top, and soon you’re going to see even those old money families tearing each other apart for what’s left of a collapsing fiat money system that has just about run its course.
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The Financial Oligarchy in the US
21 April 2010
Jesse’s Café Américain
BILL MOYERS: And you say that these this oligarchy consists of six megabanks. What are the six banks?
JAMES KWAK: They are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.
BILL MOYERS: And you write that they control 60 percent of our gross national product?
JAMES KWAK: They have assets equivalent to 60 percent of our gross national product. And to put this in perspective, in the mid-1990s, these six banks or their predecessors, since there have been a lot of mergers, had less than 20 percent. Their assets were less than 20 percent of the gross national product.
BILL MOYERS: And what’s the threat from an oligarchy of this size and scale?
SIMON JOHNSON: They can distort the system, Bill. They can change the rules of the game to favor themselves. And unfortunately, the way it works in modern finance is when the rules favor you, you go out and you take a lot of risk. And you blow up from time to time, because it’s not your problem. When it blows up, it’s the taxpayer and it’s the government that has to sort it out.
BILL MOYERS: So, you’re not kidding when you say it’s an oligarchy?
JAMES KWAK: Exactly.
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MSNBC Dylan Ratigan video: Federal Reserve is the greatest con and cover-up in US history
April 12, 2010
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Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
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The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families
by Dean Henderson
Global Research, June 1, 2011

80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank- by far the most powerful Fed branch- by just eight families, four of which reside in the US.  They are the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Rothschilds of Paris and London; the Warburgs of Hamburg; the Lazards of Paris; and the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome.address


the left vs right smokescreen

February 19, 2010 14 comments

By Uncle Albert
2.19.2010
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Why are 300 million individuals being conveniently divided into two divisive black and white categories that don’t fit the majority of people to begin with?

“Left” vs “Right”,  “Liberal” versus “Conservative”.  This  simple minded paradigm is involuntarily hoisted on Americans by the corporate media while at the same time both parties have sold out the population to the multinational corporations, banks and special interests who run Washington D.C.  To think that every American can be divided into one of two simple categories represents a mass delusion concocted and promoted by the media solely for the purpose of distraction and avoidance of discussing real issues that affect all Americans while the country is looted and power is consolidated.

The fact is that most people may simultaneously hold so called “left” or “right” views depending on any one particular issue. Furthermore, many of the most important and pressing issues in America today are neither “left”, or “right” issues but common issues for every citizen in America and yet Americans are coerced into this stupid binary dance every day, detached from the reality that they are all are being used to divide and conquer the nation. Americans  like well trained seals myopically  beat their liberal/conservative drum of futile self -righteous indignation, while the country has been stolen out from under the people.  It’s pathetic. You are being used.

Now is the part where you, the reader, are supposed to start getting it….

The vast majority of Americans are centrists in the sense that they hold views that are not extreme.  Division among left and right stems from a period when the Republican party favored small limited government and the Democrats favored big government. Now however, both parties represent the latter wrapped in a top down globalist agenda. The President de jour is a political puppet…a bus driver…a mascott…doing what he’s told by the international money interests.

Today there is effectively one party in America and they are all corporatists. Politicians are  loyal only to the money which put them there and keeps them there. The rhetoric may still differ to a tone deaf and disinformed population, but the actions of both parties are virtually identical. The one thing they do have in common is that neither party represents the will of the people. Instead, they represent the will of the corporations and special interests who bought and paid for their votes on all important issues in advance.

There are many important issues that never even make it into public discourse. Issues that do not fit left or right, like a government that has now been in the longest war in US history in the black hole of Afghanistan. Like a Government that is unable to end a war of choice in Iraq where there they have built a US “Embassy” so large it can be seen from outer space. This at the same time as 10 percent of the population have been reduced to subsisting on food stamps, the real unemployment rate is over 20 percent, there are tent cities across America, and people are living in their cars. According to a recent poll, only 21 percent of the American people believe the government has the authority to govern. Is the collapse of US industry and manufacturing a left or right issue? The US doesn’t make anything any more, the industry and the housing are owned by the banking system and the government,  and in the smokescreen their media will all bounce back and forth between blaming the “left” or the “right” for all of this.

Go Ahead, Argue Away, Serfs

Americans are sitting on the couch with their chips and beer while Washington and the Pentagon have bankrupted the treasury and sent our sons and daughters into the meat grinders Iraq and Afghanistan for WMD’s and connections to 9/11 that did not exist.  Even after overwhelming evidence that the pro war propaganda was manufactured, the serfs keep buying into the brain dead notion that somehow, these wars are for the freedom of America.

The fact is that your childrens blood is being used to grease a corrupt, out of control, now bankrupt empire in wars of conquest. Your money, financial security and your future has been devoured by Wall St. and the Federal Reserve, with collusion from the corrupt cretins who claim to be the people’s representatives. Your standard of living is rapidly eroding into a kings and serfs society as the middle class is becoming extinct. The people? The people don’t have much to say about it because they are apparently too busy arguing among themselves. How convenient for the select few who own Washington and the media and have consolidated all the wealth.

The majority of American people want the government to take care of the roads, maintain the state parks, provide good schools, etc. and otherwise stay out of the way so they can live their lives and pursue happiness. Neither party represents that today. Both parties represent big government, big spending, big favors for the money interests and disregard for the people they are ostensibly representing. “Left vs right”  is merely a convenient tool for the elite to keep people arguing among themselves and to avoid discussing the real issues like a corporatist takeover of the political body.  If there was any truth in advertising, the two political divisions would be “the people” (99.9 percent of the population) and “the elite” (0.1 percent of the population).

The parties today stand for nothing except moral bankruptcy, empty promises and no accountability. They represent self importance, patronizing, greed, corruption and malfeasance. Both political parties today regardless of what they call themselves, do not represent any interests except the interests who have bought and paid for their votes in advance.

Any U.S. politician today who doesn’t kowtow to the money interests, bankers, and globalists  is promptly assassinated by their corporate media, wholly owned and controlled by those interests.

Democrats? Republicans? Wake up. This is a one party system in drag. The political body all the way up to and including the President dance like puppets for the Straussian elitist, globalist, corporate agenda. As a result America is rapidly turning into a kings and serfs society where the one thing the people DO have in common is no voice.

No one is paying any attention to what is really going on, because it’s all supposed to come down to left vs right in a grand smokescreen which obscures the real issues. The fact is that we have had left and right in power for the past decade and the only thing they have in common is wanton disregard for the will and interests of the people. Instead the political body is consumed and controlled by the 0.1 percent who control the money. The corporate media ensures that people are arguing among themselves while the theft of the people’s wealth happens right out in the open.

“And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” – Senator Dick Durbin 2009

So this leads to an interesting predicament, where the real issues like the country being indebted to a point where there future labor is all spoken for and then some are not debated or discussed in a serious way. The elimination of the middle class in America..this is not a left or right issue, this is an issue of wealth transfer from the citizens to the elite. All the important issues are banned because the people who are controlling this thing some people still refer to as a democracy or a republic want it to be banned.

The people are supposed to be arguing among themselves about left vs right and looking in caves for Osama Bin Hiding, while the oligarchs have their way and loot your country. There is no middle class in America today. The wealth has been transferred from the people to the oligarchs, in a sophisticated shell game where the money disappeared from the people’s savings, and that money was re created on behalf of the people and given out to guess who?

Not you.

So the left vs right issue in America is a smokescreen for a herd of voiceless dumbbells who are told what they are supposed to believe by six people who control 96 percent of the media that americans consume. The same people who go to davos to consort with the people who are charging you 30 percent interest on your credit card and giving you 1 percent on your savings. The same people who have lobbied your representative to sell poison as food. How nitwitted does anyone need to be to go along with that?  If that sounds extreme then what about this, and this.

Tea Party? A Tea Party for Forrest Gump maybe. Your Tea Party will be sponsored by guess who? The same people who control all the other politicians votes on everything.

In the category of things I am sad to say…

I’m sad to say that the people have been had. Go ahead and argue about (some dumb thing) while your future and your childrens future has already been confiscated by the remaining big money interests who control everything. There is actually a dictionary term for this and it isn’t conspiracy theory, it’s absolute corruption.  There is no way to get rid of it.  It has to fail on it’s own. It is in the process of doing so now.

Already today according to recent polls, only 8 percent of Americans believe they have any representation at all, and yet at the same time find themselves powerless affect change. The last candidate was promoted with a clever platform of change. The next puppet candidate put forth by the people who control all the money and power is going to need a new slogan. I would suggest…

You are screwed.

In this case, the US has 120 trillion or so in obligations on 2 trillion or so in current income. There’s a word for that which is called bankrupt. Caveat Emptor.

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“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be” – Thomas Jefferson

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Only 21% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

Elizabeth Warren: Why Washington Is Not Reforming the Financial System

Poll: Majority in US Oppose Both Wars

Few Want Members of Congress Re-Elected, Poll Finds

Zogby Poll: 51% of Americans Want Congress to Probe Bush/Cheney Regarding 9/11 Attacks; Over 30% Seek Immediate Impeachment

Vote Fraud 2004: How Ohio was “Delivered” to Bush

Obama Approval Index History

15 Years Ago, the Combined Assets of the 6 Biggest Banks Totaled 17% of GDP… By 2006, 55% … Now, 63%

ECONned (Kindle Edition)
“The result has been a massive transfer of wealth, with its centerpiece the greatest theft from the public purse in history. This campaign has been far too consistent and calculated to brand it with the traditional label, “spin”. This manipulation of public perception can only be called propaganda. Only when we, the public, are able to call the underlying realities by their proper names—extortion, capture, looting, propaganda—can we begin to root them out.” – Yves Smith, ECONned
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Rasmussen: Mere 4% Support Establishment Political Class
Rasmussen Reports
April 14, 2010
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters nationwide now hold populist, or Mainstream, views of government. That’s up from 62% last September and 55% last March. Mainstream Americans tend to trust the wisdom of the crowd more than their political leaders and are skeptical of both big government and big business (see crosstabs). While Republicans and unaffiliated voters are more likely to hold Mainstream views than Democrats, a majority of those in the president’s party (51%) hold such views. Only four percent (4%) now support the Political Class. These voters tend to trust political leaders more than the public at large and are far less skeptical about government.
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Radical Concentration of Wealth is Destroying Both Capitalism and Democracy

Sunday, April 11, 2010
George Washington’s Blog
Note: If you wish, feel free to substitute the word “republic” for “democracy”.
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Bilderberg Agenda Revealed: Globalists In Crisis, Supportive Of Attack On Iran
Global government, carbon tax agenda failing, but majority of elitists in favor of air strikes on Iran
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Bilderberg Wants Americans Disarmed And Dependent On Government
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Former Nato Secretary-General Admits Bilderberg Sets Global Policy
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Bilderberg Meetings
The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations. Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.
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Bilderberg See People With Income As “A Threat” To Their Agenda

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Secretive Bilderberg Club ready for protests
June 3, 2010
Graham Keeley, Barcelona
Splash! Could that be the sound of Lord Mandelson hitting one of the Dolce hotel’s four pools? Or Robert Zoellick of the World Bank? Paul Volcker of the US Economic Recovery Advisory Board? Or merely the euro taking another dive? That is the thing about the Bilderberg group’s top secret meetings: you never know quite what is going on behind the police checkpoints. Across the world, secretaries to the rich and the powerful have blocked out the next three days in their bosses’ calendars for their annual gathering, this time at the Dolce in Sitges, one of Spain’s most exclusive resorts.
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US attendees at ‘world government’ meeting may be breaking law: activists

– Roguegovernment.com
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The Federal Reserve Has Been Abusing Derivatives Since 1999
by Eric deCarbonnel
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Federal Reserve reports that Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on June 24-25, 2003.
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Exposing the Bilderbergers: Photos from Spain

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why do the worlds central banks manipulate the price of gold?

February 14, 2010 5 comments

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There is a social theory called reflexivity which refers to the circular relationship between cause and effect. A reflexive relationship is bidirectional where both the cause and the effect affect one another in a situation that renders both functions causes and effects.

The principle of reflexivity was first introduced by the sociologist William Thomas as the Thomas theorem, but more importantly it was later popularized and applied to the financial markets by George Soros.  Soros restated the social theory of reflexivity eloquently and simply, as follows:

markets influence events they anticipate” – George Soros

This theorem has become a basic tenet of modern central banking. The idea is that manipulation of the psychology of market participants affects the markets themselves. Therefore, if you artificially suppress the price of gold, you reduce inflationary expectations and reduce inflation itself…so the theory goes.

This same idea is applied to other markets as well. In 2010 the Federal Reserve is printing money…monetizing debt; selling debt and then buying it themselves. This has the effect of reducing long term interest rates to levels lower than they would otherwise be, leading market participants to believe that the currency is sound when it isn’t. “How can we be printing too much money if interest rates are low and the price of gold is not soaring?”. The answer is of course, they are manipulating both markets. When combined with government data showing a rate of inflation substantially lower than the real increase in the cost of living, this presents a plausible explanation to a casual observer.

You could further distill this entire idea down to lying in order to achieve a policy objective. The worlds central banks routinely manipulate markets, from the equity markets to the interest rate markets to the currency markets to the physical markets in order to influence investor psychology and achieve policy goals.

The US government is also complicit in the effort by distorting, manipulating and fudging important economic data. All of this is done under the guise of “free markets”, when the reality is that the worlds central banks are at this point engaged in a massive fraud, and endeavor to cover it up by covertly manipulating the markets using high leverage derivatives and what amounts to an infinite fiat bank account.

From the time when currencies were de linked from gold, central banks have enjoyed the freedom to print as much money as they wish, subject only to inflationary concerns (a loss of purchasing power). In other words, the freedom to print money is limited only by indicators and attitudes about inflation, which then feed inflation itself. The money has no actual value, it is redeemable only for more notes which can be printed in unlimited quantity subject only to inflationary concerns. In other words, in a perfect world, (according to the central banks) they would be unrestrained by any inflationary effects of unlimited money printing; they could simply print as much as they want. This is why manipulation of the gold market is critical to the con. If the price of gold were soaring at the same time they were trying to convince the markets that the currency was sound and inflation was low, that story line wouldn’t make any sense. How often have we all heard the commentary “gold is going down so there must not be any inflation?”

It is noteworthy that since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the US dollar has lost 95% of it’s value. So while in the short term manipulation of the markets may seem like a reasonable approach, the policies of market manipulation have clearly failed in the longer term.

The complicit corporate media are also involved in the fraud through advanced propaganda techniques which portray anyone who favors gold over notes to be somewhat unstable. The term “gold bug” is used with a carefully crafted negative connotation. FED shills who may be employed at prestigious universities are called out to dismiss the notion that the central banks could possibly not be telling the truth in spite of the fact that all of the established players have been caught lying over and over again. The current head of the US Treasury, supposedly a credible figure…a former head of the NY Federal Reserve, got caught cheating on his taxes which didn’t slow down his nomination for the position by the people’s representatives at all. He could have shown up to the hearings with a head in a basket and it wouldn’t have mattered. So this corporate media festival of lies attempts to portray criminals as godlike figures and maligns anyone who might not trust their “money” to be sound. The FED’s fiat money is debt. Fiat money is debt and the two terms are interchangeable.

I will leave you with this, which supports what I have said above.

Exclusive: The Bank Of England Engaged In Flagrant Gold Manipulation In The Interwar Period Via The New York Fed; Does History Repeat Itself?
by Tyler Durden
Zerohedge
02/13/2010
An article written by University of Tennessee professor John R Garrett, “Monetary Policy and Expectations: Market-Control Techniques and the Bank of England, 1925-1931”, which describes in exquisite detail the gold falsification measures undertaken by the Bank of England in the interwar period in order to impact interest rates in a favorable direction, performed with the full criminal complicity of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, may mean paranoid “gold bugs” could soon be forever absolved of their “tin hat” wearing status as outright gold, and other data, manipulation by a major central bank is now proven beyond doubt. The implications regarding the possibility of comparable deceitful and treasonous acts by modern central bankers are staggering.
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For extra credit, I have this.

TrimTabs and the Plunge Protection Team
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
We haven’t heard too much about the Plunge Protection Team lately, that is, until the folks at TrimTabs talked to the folks at Marketwatch yesterday and this report was filed: The unusual circumstances that led the U.S. market to rally powerfully in 2009 might be explained by secret government moves to buy stocks, according to Charles Biderman, the founder and chief executive of TrimTabs, a research firm that tracks liquidity flows in the market.
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and finally we have Mr Alan Greenspan who by authoring this back in 1966 has clearly established himself today as the king of fraud.

Gold and Economic Freedom
by Alan Greenspan
1966
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold. If everyone decided, for example, to convert all his bank deposits to silver or copper or any other good, and thereafter declined to accept checks as payment for goods, bank deposits would lose their purchasing power and government-created bank credit would be worthless as a claim on goods. The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves. This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.
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“The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth” – former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Blinder (PBS’s Nightly Business Report, 1994)

We looked into the abyss if the gold price rose further.  A further rise would have taken down one or several trading houses, which might have taken down all the rest in their wake.  Therefore at any price, at any cost, the central banks had to quell the gold price, manage it.  It was very difficult to get the gold price under control but we have now succeeded.  The U.S. Fed was very active in getting the gold price down.  So was the U.K.” – Eddie George, then Governor of the Bank of England and a director of the BIS

In Deception and Abuse at the Fed, Robert Auerbach, a former banking committee investigator, recounts major instances of Fed mismanagement and abuse of power that were exposed by Rep. Gonzalez, including:
* Blocking Congress and the public from holding powerful Fed officials accountable by falsely declaring–for 17 years–it had no transcripts of its meetings;
* Manipulating the stock and bond markets in 1994 under cover of a preemptive strike against inflation;
* Allowing 5.5 billion to be sent to Saddam Hussein from a small Atlanta branch of a foreign bank–the result of faulty bank examination practices by the Fed;
* Stonewalling Congressional investigations and misleading the Washington Post about the 6,300 found on the Watergate burglars.
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King World News Interviews Metals Trader Andrew Maguire
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A London trader walks the CFTC through a silver manipulation in advance
by cpowell
GATA
Thu, 2010-03-25
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BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions
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absolute proof of the controlled demolition of WTC7

February 14, 2010 29 comments

By  Isaac Newton
2.14.2010
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Editors note: WTC7 – a 47 story steel building, collapsed into it’s own footprint at the freefall speed of gravity at 22:20 GMT on  9/11/2001. The collapse, along with the cause of the collapse, was announced 26 minutes prior to the actual collapse at 21:54 GMT live on air by the BBC News. WTC7 was not hit by a plane, and the collapse of wtc7 was not mentioned in the 911 commission report. A steel framed skyscraper has never in history collapsed in this way due to fire or by any cause other than controlled demolition.

Carl Sagan famously said “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”.  I present to you extraordinary evidence in the form of science. Amid all the endless talk and political posturing regarding what happened in NYC on 911, no one had the ability to change or alter the laws of physics on that day.

All truth passes through three stages.  First, it is ridiculed.  Second, it is violently opposed.  Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Conspiracy theories? Meet me, a skeptic. It takes a lot of evidence to convince me of anything. I have a background in engineering and science, and I graduated with high honors from a prestigious university. I spent 10 years of my life working among engineers, scientists and software engineers at IBM. I understand, and have a fairly comprehensive knowledge of  science and engineering. For those of you without advanced degrees in math or physics, I would like to state something very simply. A multi level structure cannot collapse at the free fall speed of gravity without first having the underlying support structure removed faster than the freefall speed of gravity.

The physical laws of nature cannot be changed, altered or suspended. They prevent any structure from collapsing upon itself at the freefall speed of gravity and indeed, in the history of the world there has never been a case of it. Furthermore, buildings do not, and have never collapsed exactly into their own footprint without a tremendous amount of skill and engineering to precisely size, coordinate and time the synchronized explosions down to the microsecond. The analysis I provide via this youtube video below, offers conclusive proof that wtc7 was demolished.

That opens a whole can of worms.

EarthBlog News will now join Isaac Newton, the majority of the US population, 1000 Engineers and Architects for 911 truth, NYC Firefighters for 911 Truth, Pilots for 911 Truth, Senior Military Intelligence Service Law Enforcement and Government Officials, a growing list of US congressmen and many other public figures in the US and outside the US in calling for a new, independent investigation to find out what really happened on 911 and who was responsible for the controlled demolition of WTC7.

WTC7 in Freefall–No Longer Controversial

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Richard Gage on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, CA (Video – Richard Gage shows a side by side comparison of  WTC7 to a known controlled demolition)

Seven is Exploding (Video – Aired on the largest TV Network in Italy – controlled demolition experts interviewed)

BBC Reports on WTC7 collapse 20 minutes early + extras (Video – The BBC Reported the collapse, and the cause of the collapse,  20 minutes before the collapse)

911 First Responder says WTC7 was a controlled demolition (Video – 911 First Responder Interviewed)

The BBC’s ‘WTC 7 Collapsed At 4:54 p.m.’ Videos
At 21:54 GMT on 9/11/2001 the BBC announced that WTC 7 had collapsed. There was just one problem with this news: WTC 7 did not collapse until 22:20 GMT. The videos below show the BBC World broadcast.
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WTC 7 Demolition Countdown Witness (Video – Witness to demolition countdown and more)

Building 7 – Experts Explain It Was Controlled Demolition! (Video – experts interviewed)

“Amazing, incredible, pick your word. For the third time today, it’s reminiscent of those pictures we’ve all seen too much on television before, where a building was deliberately destroyed by well placed dynamite to knock it down.”- CBS News anchor Dan Rather commenting on the collapse of Building 7 – September 11, 2001 at approx 5:30pm EST.

THE CONTROLLED COLLAPSE OF WTC 7
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Yet Another Congressman Questions 9/11 (The list is already quite long and growing)
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Highly-Credible People Question 9/11
The following people question the government’s version of 9/11, or the government’s openness in providing information about the September 11 attacks.
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Catholic Church-9/11 Was An Inside Job (subtitulado video)
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Pilots for 9/11 Truth
An organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe who have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001.
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1,000 Architects & Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation
Fri Feb 19 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Richard Gage, AIA, architect and founder of the non-profit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Inc. (AE911Truth), will announce a decisive milestone today at a press conference in San Francisco, as more than 1,000 worldwide architects and engineers now support the call for a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. After careful examination of the official explanation, along with the forensic data omitted from official reports, these professionals have concluded that a new independent investigation into these mysterious collapses is needed.
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Twelve New England towns demand 9/11 reinvestigation
04 March, 2010
A new movement to reinvestigate the 9/11 attacks is gaining pace in the US. With major public support, 12 towns are set to decide whether to ask the federal government for a new independent probe.
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9/11 Probe: Americans vote for answers (video)
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A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Washington Post
YUKIHISA FUJITA is an influential member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. As chief of the DPJ’s international department and head of the Research Committee on Foreign Affairs in the upper house of Japan’s parliament, to which he was elected in 2007, he is a Brahmin in the foreign policy establishment of Washington’s most important East Asian ally. He also seems to think that America’s rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax.
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Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials Question the 9/11 Commission Report
200+ Senior Military, Intelligence Service, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials
1,060+ Engineers and Architects
250+ Pilots and Aviation Professionals
400+ Professors Question 9/11
300+ 9/11 Survivors and Family Members
200+ Artists, Entertainers, and Media Professionals
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Eight U.S. State Department Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11
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German Intelligence Experts: 9-11 is Hollywood Deception
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Proof that 9/11 Truthers Are Dangerous (long list of high profile former CIA and military officers)
Sunday, March 7, 2010
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Lawmaker takes 9/11 doubts global
By JOHN SPIRI
Special to The Japan Times
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Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy “weapons system”
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US plans to ‘fight the net’ revealed
By Adam Brookes
BBC Pentagon correspondent
A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military’s plans for “information operations” – from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.
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The Pentagon’s War on the Internet
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Rummy Resurfaces, Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency
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Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups
By Daniel Tencer
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories” like the ones surrounding 9/11.
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a citizens guide to understanding corporate media propaganda techniques
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False flag
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
False flag operations are covert operations which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time
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Governments ADMIT  That They Carry Out False Flag Terror
Forget the claims and allegations that false flag terror – governments attacking people and then blaming others in order to create animosity towards those blamed – has been used throughout history. This essay will solely discuss GOVERNMENT ADMISSIONS to the use of false flag terror.
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Nine Months Before Operation Northwoods, Government Leaders Suggested False Flag Terror in the Dominican Republic
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Ridicule of Conspiracy Theories Focuses On Diffusing Criticism of the Powerful
The label “conspiracy theory” is commonly used to try to discredit criticism of the powerful in government or business.
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Visibility 9-11 welcomes David Chandler, American Association of Physics Teachers and member of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth.
David has a BS from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA (IPS major–independent program of studies with emphasis in physics and engineering); MA in education from Claremont Graduate University; MS in mathematics from Cal Poly, Pomona and has taught Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy at K-12 and Jr. college levels. He is also and author and served formerly on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher, an AAPT journal. David is also an active designer and inventor of educational materials emphasizing quantitative visualization. David’s recent article, WTC7: NIST Admits Freefall focuses on some of the significant errors and descepancies in the final NIST report on the collapse of tower 7 and includes exerpts from a tehnical briefing held by NIST on August 26, 2008. During this briefing, questions were put to the panel by David Chandler as well as Dr. Steven Jones.
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Conspiracy theory or hidden truth? The 9/11 enigmas…
World Architecture News
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Eyewitness Accounts of Foreknowledge of WTC 7’s Collapse
Dozens of responders who were in the vicinity of WTC 7 in the afternoon of the attack reported receiving warnings that the building would collapse. Several describe the evacuation of a zone around the building about a half hour before the 5:20 PM collapse.
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Entire February 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001
Elizabeth Woodworth, Professional Librarian
Mar 3, 2010
For 50 years the American Behavioral Scientist has been a leading source of behavioral research for the academic world. Its influence is shown by the fact that it is indexed by an extraordinary 67 major database services, causing its papers to be widely exposed on the international scene. The publisher, Sage, is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC. Each issue offers comprehensive analysis of a single topic. The six papers in the February 2010 issue are devoted to the recent concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD’s),” with emphasis on 9/11 and on how human behavior has failed to recognize its reality. [Ref. abs.sagepub.com/content/vol53/issue6 ]
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Outfoxing the 9/11 Coverup
By Gordon Duff
VeteransToday.com
With the 9/11 Commission rescinding their own report, 9/11 debunking machine is now our “smoking gun”.
(CINCINNATTI, Ohio) – When 9/11 Commission Chief Counsel, John Farmer, released his book, The Ground Truth, debunking his own 9/11 commission report and was supported by Chairman Thomas Kean and commission member Senator Bob Kerrey with no dissent, the cover story of 9/11 died.
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The Truth that ‘Truthers’ Are Seeking
By Mac Slavo
February 24th, 2010
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Finally, a Fire Fighter for 911 Truth
March 3, 2010
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CrossTalk on 9/11: Whodunit? (Video: Russia Today)
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Pre-9/11 Put Options on Companies Hurt by Attack Indicates Foreknowledge
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The Project for the New American Century
June 3, 1997
Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett,  Jeb Bush,  Dick Cheney,  Eliot A. Cohen,  Midge Decter,  Paula Dobriansky,  Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg,  Francis Fukuyama,  Frank Gaffney,  Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan,   Zalmay Khalilzad,   I. Lewis Libby,   Norman Podhoretz,  Dan Quayle,  Peter W. Rodman,  Stephen P. Rosen    Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld,   Vin Weber,   George Weigel,   Paul Wolfowitz
Statement of Principles:
American foreign and defense policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategic vision of America’s role in the world. They have not set forth guiding principles for American foreign policy. They have allowed differences over tactics to obscure potential agreement on strategic objectives. And they have not fought for a defense budget that would maintain American security and advance American interests in the new century.
Rebuilding America’s Defenses pdf
Page 51 (page 63 of pdf):
Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.” – Sept 2000
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At the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks Wtc7 had the following tenants:

  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission
  • The Internal Revenue Service Regional Council
  • The United States Secret Service
  • The New York City Office of Emergency Management
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Salomon Smith Barney
  • ITT Hartford Insurance Group
  • American Express Bank International
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • First State Management Group Inc.
  • Provident Financial Management
  • The Immigration and Naturalization Service

WTC7 Owner at time of demolition: Larry Silverstein

WTC7 Address: 250 Greenwich Street
New York City, New York, United States

In February of 2002, Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties’ estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. So: This building’s collapse resulted in a profit of about $500 million.
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“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. Therefore, to the same natural effects we must, so far as possible, assign the same causes.” – Isaac Newton

“At some level of government, at some point in time, there was an agreement not to tell the people the truth about what happened.” John Farmer, Senior Counsel to the 9-11 Commission in his book The Ground Truth.

America’s Broken Media And The Collapse Of World Trade Center 7

by Eric deCarbonnel
Thursday, May 20, 2010
When reading the articles below, keep one question in mind: Do you find these allegations credible and serious enough to deserve media coverage? This question is crucial because the mainstream media has been ignoring (and in some cases actively trying to discredit) the facts and arguments below for years now. It is the job of a properly functioning media to investigate credible allegations about issues important to the people and determine their validity. America’s media appears to have failed so completely here that it should be considered completely broken, if not dead.
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Filed under: 911, 9/11, WTC7, WTC 7, controlled demolition, Richard Gage, Engineers and Architects for 911 truth, David Chandler, freefall, free fall, explosives, physics, false flag terror, corporate media lies, 9-11 truth, occams razor, inside job, PNAC

the life cycle of capitalism

February 13, 2010 10 comments

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This discussion about capitalism will argue that the economic law of economies of scale MUST result in ever fewer, ever larger corporations over time. Furthermore it will be argued that this is in fact what has happened in America over the course of the past 200 years.

Capitalism, has a natural cycle due to economies of scale.

We are told today by the people in charge, that the success of America is due to the long term embrace of laissez-faire free market capitalism.   The phrase is French, and it literally means to “let do” and more broadly it implies “let it be” or “leave it alone”.  According to the origins of the words, it means “allowing industry to be free from state intervention”.  M. Le Gendre famously replied when the mercantilist minister asked how the French state could be of service to the merchants,  “Laissez-nous faire” (‘Leave us be’, lit. ‘Let us do’).

Yet today, the US government owns the majority of the housing in the United States through the ownership of the largest mortgage institutions. The Government is the largest US employer. The Government owns the automakers.  It bails out large so called “too big to fail” corporate entities with the citizens money. So this is not “hands off” or “let it be”, this is the exact opposite of that which is direct ownership or financial interest while being financed by the taxpaying citizens.

“And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” – Senator Dick Durbin 2009

According to the literal definitions of words, what has happened over the course of the past 200 years in America is that the United States used to be laissez-faire free market capitalism, but it has moved far from that, almost to the other extreme which is in this case fascism or a corporate/government merger. A very few, very large corporations, banking interests and powerful special interest groups are in control. It is however still being called today what it used to be, in a convolution of  terms.

People in America today all shop at the same mega retailers, they consume their media from a handful of corporations,  satellite radio beams from coast to coast instead of local programming, shopping malls look exactly the same anywhere in the US,  mega global restaurant chains span the globe.

This mincing of words has left a lot of people confused.  Capitalism means competition but more importantly it means hands off. It means letting large bankrupt entities fail.  Many US citizens would gasp at the notion that the US has decayed into Fascism and yet do not understand the fundamental definitions and concepts behind the words.  Recent polls have shown that when the public et al is asked how they feel about capitalism, they say they don’t like it. What they are really saying however is that they don’t like what this is. What this is, is fascism. It is exactly the opposite of what it is called using the definitions of the words, and the definitions of words are the only thing we have to go by.

What a mess.

So how did we arrive at this point? The economic law of economies of scale states that if you are a larger entity, and if you can buy and produce in larger quantities, then your marginal cost of production will be lower.  Simply stated it means the larger you are, the lower your cost of production and the more competitive you are.

Because of this economic law, what happens over time is that competition favors the larger entity. You didn’t see mom and pop hardware stores invading the landscape in the US and putting out of business Home Depot and Lowes, did you? In fact,  it was quite the opposite, wasn’t it? The fact is that in every avenue of competition, there have become ever fewer, ever larger players over time.  As they have grown in size, they have bought increasing influence and political power and have erected barriers to entry to new competition. The banking institutions have  become so large and powerful that they are immune from failure. They now have the ability to draw on the people’s future labor to meet their margin calls from speculation. The corporations have bought so much power that the US Supreme court ruled in 2010 US corporations can now make unlimited political contributions. Now the few large remaining corporations have nearly unlimited power because they fund and control the political body directly.

So the fact is that what started out in America as laissez-faire free market capitalism and is still called that today by the people in charge,has  slowly and continusouly decayed into something else.  The larger corporations have consumed the smaller corporations because of the law of economies of scale. They have bought more power and influence and thrown up new barriers against smaller competition and new market entrants.  Now, we are at such an advanced stage in this process that in many areas of competiion there are only two or three players left. In some there are only one.  The government, the ultimate corporation, has become the largest.

So, the point of this essay is to say that because of the economic law of economies of scale, capitalism has a natural cycle. It goes from capitalism to fascism. In fact, this was known to be the case over 100 years ago.

“Fascism is capitalism in decay” – Vladimir Lenin – Founder of the Russian Communist Party

To conclude this set of words, stated as a theorem: “Capitalism has a natural cycle and continuously decays into Fascism due to the economic law of economies of scale.”  – Craig Harris

Monopolies Everywhere
By James Kwak
Thomas Frank has a review in the Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall, but Mark Thoma has an excerpt) of Barry Lynn’s new book Cornered, which apparently documents the prevalence and power of monopolies and oligopolies in lots and lots of industries, not just finance.
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