New York Times Editorial Calls For Cheney, Bush Officials To Be Investigated And Prosecuted For Torture December 23 2014 | From: RawStory
In a blistering editorial published in the Monday edition of the New York Times, the editorial page editors are calling upon the Justice Department to open an investigation into the torture practices committed during the administration of President George W. Bush with an eye towards prosecuting those who “committed torture and other serious crimes,” along with former Vice President Dick Cheney and other major administration officials.
Under a headline reading, “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” the board criticizes the administration of current President Barack Obama for failing “to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects,” during the period following the attack on 9/11.
The editorial notes that the American Civil Liberties Union will present a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on Monday calling for appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate what appears to be “a vast criminal conspiracy, under color of law, to commit torture and other serious crimes.”
Saying it is hard to imagine the current administration “having the political courage” to order an investigation, the board calls for a full investigation that will include major figures in the Bush administration, including Cheney, and former CIA director George Tenet.
“…any credible investigation should include former Vice President Dick Cheney; Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington; the former C.I.A. director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the Office of Legal Counsel lawyers who drafted what became known as the torture memos,” the editorial reads. “There are many more names that could be considered, including Jose Rodriguez Jr., the C.I.A. official who ordered the destruction of the videotapes; the psychologists who devised the torture regimen; and the C.I.A. employees who carried out that regimen.”
The call for the Justice Department to proceed follows the release of the so-called “Torture Report” released over a week ago.
Noting confirmation of reports of “rectal feeding,” waterboarding, detainees hung by their wrists, confined to coffins, beaten, and threatened with death, the board calls the acts criminal offenses.
“These are, simply, crimes. They are prohibited by federal law, which defines torture as the intentional infliction of “severe physical or mental pain or suffering.” They are also banned by the Convention Against Torture, the international treaty that the United States ratified in 1994 and that requires prosecution of any acts of torture,” they write.
The board concludes, “Starting a criminal investigation is not about payback; it is about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture by other governments. Because of the Senate’s report, we now know the distance officials in the executive branch went to rationalize, and conceal, the crimes they wanted to commit. The question is whether the nation will stand by and allow the perpetrators of torture to have perpetual immunity for their actions.”
“ISIL Completely Fabricated Enemy By USA” - Former CIA Contractor December 18 2014 | From: PressTV
Former CIA contractor, Steven D. Kelley, says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.
“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.
“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.
He made the remarks as US President Barack Obama is under pressure to seek congressional approval before expanding Washington’s military air campaign against ISIL targets from Iraq into neighboring Syria.
The Pentagon has already launched at least 100 airstrikes on ISIL positions in northern Iraq since Obama authorized the use of force against the terrorist group earlier this month.
The White House insists it does not need explicit congressional authorization for those operations because they are intended to protect American personnel and interests inside the Arab country.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama “will not hesitate to use his authority” to keep Americans safe, but added that the president was “committed to coordinating and consulting with Congress” on a decision to hit ISIL targets in Syria.
“If you want to get to the root of the problem and remove this organization, the first thing they need to do is to remove the funding and take care of entities responsible for the creation of this group,” Kelley said.
“I believe that this ISIS group would probably go away, would be easily defeated by the armies of [Syrian President] Bashar Assad,” he said.
I found myself writing a comment on The Standard this morning in reaction to their publishing Brian Gould’s piece explaining why Labour outsmarted National when they voted with them to allow warrantless spying on Kiwi’s.
I found myself writing about New Zealand’s Labour party lead by Andrew Little compromising on the right of New Zealanders to be free of unlimited “Governmental” spying on them and the history leading up to these law changes.
I found myself writing about Andrew Little’s and Labour’s reprehensible and dangerous lack of insight in the Geopolitical developments over the last 13 years. In fact since the events of 9/11.
Let me explain what I mean with unlimited spying:
When you allow a “Government” even the tiniest window of unwarranted (= uncontrolled by the third arm of Government = Elite using police or other spy agencies for their own ends) spying on it’s population you might as well give them unlimited spy time. Spying is done in secret and you can count on it the clock will only start ticking when somebody finds out they are being spied on.
History is filled with examples of what happens if a people accept the fact that their “Government” spies on them. It always ends bad and it is always used to crush dissent. It is also always brought in under the exact same motivation:
There is an enemy in our midst and we are in danger. In order to make sure the enemy doesn’t hurt us we have to be able to spy on everyone.
The difference between what populations hear and what “Governments” mean by this is also always the same.
The populations hears: We, the “Government” and you, the righteous, solid, law abiding citizens of this country, are under thread from the enemy within (Communists, Catholics, Protestants, Capitalists, Jews, Muslims, take your pick throughout history). As solid, law abiding citizens you have nothing to fear. This is your “Government” protecting you.
What the “Government” is actually saying: We (the “Government”) are under thread and the enemy could be who ever we are saying it is. And yes, that could be you, the solid, law abiding citizen who finally cracks after enforced austerity, also known as looting by the elite represented by the aforementioned “Government”, erosion of civil liberties, endless wars perpetrated by the “Government” and other things that drive normal, solid, law abiding people to a breaking point.
The population subjected to this kind of behaviour always finds out what the “Government” actually meant when their family members and loved ones start to disappear. Because the consequence of allowing your “Government” to spy on its population. It is always more repression as the population starts to wake up to their new reality and starts to protest when innocents die or disappear.
So here is what wrote on the Standard:
Just a bit of history (I know, who needs history but you know history repeats itself if you don’t learn from it so bear with me Iprent). Around 1999 a thesis was published. It was called Rebuilding America’s defenses. It was published by a group of what we now know to be dual citizen neo-liberals calling themselves the Project for a New American Century. In it they called for a “New Pearl Harbor”.
They got their New Pearl Harbor on 9/11 and a law was quickly rolled out and pushed through under urgency. It was called the Patriot law. Turns out that law was written long before 9/11 happened.
The result was wholesale spying, TSA groin groping at airports, a no fly list, the wholesale militarization of the US police to name a few of the changes in the US.
Now what does that have to do with Andrew Little’s and Labour’s stance on the illegal “spy at will” laws (Being safe from governmental spying in your own home is a very basic human right) they just voted in, you ask?
Their compliance with the law changes proposed by our US sock puppet prime Minister show that they are dangerously naive in assuming that the law will only be used to spy on possible Muslim terrorists.
It shows that they are dangerously naive and still suffer from “We are Islands very far away from everything else so we don’t have to learn about global politics and what happened in other countries that have so far accepted unwarranted spying on their own citizens as a result of what happened on 9/11itis”.
Even if you believe the claptrap of what we have been told about who perpetrated 9/11 and why, it behooves the party Brian Gould calls THE OPPOSITION to be aware of how spy laws and no fly lists have affected the populations of other countries. If they can’t look over the border and see the bigger picture they have no place in our government!
Additionally you might want to ask yourself why Brian Gould as a member of the MSM is grooming his audience to once again look at the other head of the same dragon as the SOLE opposition party. It seems to me to be a clear case of “you will elect the people we have chosen for you to elect”.
Perhaps our puppet masters are aware that the Teflon on John Key is wearing thin and they know the populace is restless and wants a change.
At least they now know that in Andrew Little they are getting a “reasonable” man willing to “compromise” the privacy of the people of New Zealand away in favor of “safety”.
It all reminds me of a quote from Benjamin Franklin: “Those who are willing to give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
We have just taken the next step on Naomi Wolfs list towards Fascism and nobody seems to notice. Least of all Andrew Little and the Labour party.
New Zealand Public Health: The Silent Crisis December 10 2014 | From: Werewolf
How the public health system is being driven into the ground. New Zealand’s public health system has been in crisis for so long that its failings – and deteriorating performance vis a vis other developed countries – now tend to be treated as its normal mode of being.
Unmet needs are rife. In 2013, a major survey of the health system’s unmet needs reported that some 170,000 Kiwis are being turned down every year from getting onto public health waiting lists. While 280,000 Kiwis a year met the clinical threshold for elective surgery, only 110,000 were being placed on the waiting list.
To function at all, the public health system has become increasingly reliant on internationally trained medical graduates (IMGs) to cope with senior doctor shortages, while also proving increasingly unable to retain them here. (New Zealand’s dependency on IMGs to meet its health needs is the highest in the OECD.)
As the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) pointed out in a major report released in August, overseas trained senior doctors had comprised 35% of the public health workforce in 2000 (already a high proportion by international standards) and this has risen to 42%, on 2012 figures.
Even so, these foreign doctors and specialists are leaving at an accelerating rate – apparently in response to the toxic combination of high clinical workloads, relatively poor wages and conditions, and chronic delays in the provision of essential equipment. Judging by the ASMS figures, of those IMGs who first registered in 2011, nearly 40% were no longer practising in New Zealand one year later, which is more than double the percentage loss of five years earlier.
Much of the disturbing trends charted in the ASMS report – and more on them later – are a reflection of the funding shortages imposed by central government through the DHB system, under both Labour-led and National-led governments. The current shortages are also a reflection of the current government’s ideologically-driven goal of getting the books into surplus, come what may.
The result is a DHB managerial culture that places a high value on short-term cost-cutting and the deferral of investment – with a reluctance to plan long term, despite the efficiencies this could deliver.
There are few signs of improvement on the horizon. Quite the contrary. The staffing levels in New Zealand’s public health system are set to deteriorate, via a vis Australia. To take just one example : Australia is on track to meet its target of 1.5 specialists per 1,000 people by 2021. As the ASMS report indicates (p.31) to do likewise in New Zealand would require a net increase of 300 specialists a year, or roughly 80 a year above what New Zealand has managed over the past three years.
“Unless the current growth rate improves significantly, New Zealand’s total (public and private) specialist workforce target for 2021 will fall short by a headcount of approximately 560 specialists. “ While the ambit and precision of some of these figures are still in dispute, the ASMS confirmed to Werewolf that the specialist workforce in the DHB system is currently running at around 100 a year below what would be needed to reach parity with Australia by 2021.
One reason why the state of public health is not a bigger political issue is that an informal level of bi-partisan agreement exists between National and Labour about some of the public health system’s worst features. For example : the current six month waiting list system – implemented by the Clark government, and tightened under National – is a major reason for the levels of unmet need.
Getting sick people onto the waiting list forces everyone (patients, GPs and specialists alike) to game the system and exaggerate the symptoms, in order to ascend the priority ladder and gain access to treatment. Routinely, the old and the sick are being forced into competition with each other, in a bid for attention.
The other reasons why the state of the public health system is rarely in the headlines is due to (a) the professionalism of healthcare staff and (b) the internalisation by the public of the view that their public hospitals are chronically in crisis, so they shouldn’t ask for very much. As the ASMS report concludes, health professionals can be their own worst enemies in that respect :
"…While the consequences of senior medical officer (SMO) shortages are far reaching, they go largely unnoticed by the public, in part because the shortages are so entrenched.
They have become the ‘norm’ in many areas. Incursion of clinical workloads into important non-clinical [teaching and training] time has become an accepted and unavoidable fact of life for many SMOs.
This, and the high use of locums [a short-term and significantly more expensive fix] to fill service gaps temporarily, have saved many services from becoming dysfunctional – have largely kept the negative effects of shortages out of the newspapers.
Ignoring the issue, however, simply means the issue grows and the consequences become more severe further down the track."
Signs of the underlying malaise do occasionally become apparent. Every now and then, highly trained and capable clinicians will throw up their hands and leave New Zealand, generating newspaper headlines such as “Top Specialist Quits in Disgust.”
In mid-November, one such departure highlighted some of the issues behind the negative trends. Wellington Hospital lost its leading cardio-electrophysiologist, Dr Alejandro Jimenez Restrepo. Born in Colombia and trained in the US, Jimenez had arrived here in 2012 with his wife and young family, intending to settle permanently in New Zealand.
Within two and a half years, he was gone. In late November, Werewolf contacted Jimenez at his new post in Abu Dhabi, to discuss the reasons for his departure.
Wellington Supercity Proposed By 2016 - The Agenda 21 'Supercity' Rollout Continues December 5 2014 | From: NationalBusinessReview
The Local Government Commission’s report on Wellington’s supercity proposes a new council and mayor by November 2016.
While the Auckland 'Supercity' adventure has been a PR-whitewashed abject failure that costs more, and diverts funding to vested interests - most do not realise the details and that they are irrelevant so long as the UN Agenda 21 gets implemented.
Comment: I once knew a person who worked in the Audit Office of the Auckland City Council who told me that if the people knew the amount of fraud, overspending and inefficency going on there would be an uproar that would topple the council.
The report was released at noon today, despite Wellington city councillor Helene Ritchie already spilling the news.
The commission has suggested the establishment of one Wellington council with eight local boards. This would mean one mayor, 21 councillors, and 60 local board members.
It forecasts financial savings of just over $30 million a year through amalgamation.
The commission says in its report it expects the Wellington local boards will have greater power than Auckland local boards for non-regulatory functions such as development consents. It also says councillors will be appointed to boards unlike Auckland, to improve communication.
The report acknowledges the case for change is not as compelling as it was in Auckland due to population figures. The proposed Great Wellington Council will serve a population comparable to Auckland City Council before the 2010 amalgamation, it says.
“Wellington does not face the growth pressures of Auckland."
“Nor does it have the level of dysfunction between current councils that was evident in Auckland prior to amalgamation,” - the report says.
The report notes that, in the 10 years to 2013, the Wellington region performed worse than the national economy on all indicators except employment growth and business unit growth.
“The Wellington economy is dominated by the government sector. To perform better it needs to diversify and significantly lift its national and international competitiveness."
“Leadership and the ability to deliver a single plan for the region will be critical to improved competitiveness and better economic outcomes."
The proposal is now open for submissions.
On "Free Trade" Agreements: This Pertains To All Of The "Free Trade Agreements" The Cabal Is Currently Attempting To Roll Out Globally - Russell Brand & Who Does David Cameron Really Work For? December 2 2014 | From: TheTrews
And it's all about a few people meeting in secret, with no recourse - and no accountability to the people. Sounds legit?
I'm joined by writer and activist George Monbiot as we discuss the TTIP - a treaty backed by David Cameron that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty.
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Former Presidents Warn About The “Invisible Government” Running The United States December 1 2014 | From: WakingTimes
And again, this is not just about the United States. Everyone is so tired with everything always being about Amerika, but the fact remains; ad nauseum, that it is one of our biggest powderkegs.
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”- George Santayana
Past presidents of the United States and other high profile political leaders have repeatedly issued warnings over the last 214 years that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
This is not just about "America". This concerns the whole world, and given this type of evidence - when are "the people" actucally going to wake up, grow some balls; say that enough is enough and reclaim their freedom from the psychopaths that are running our world? This must be done legally and with due process of course.
According to six of our former presidents, one vice-president, and a myriad of other high profile political leaders, an invisible government that is “incredibly evil in intent” has been in control of the U.S. government “ever since the days of Andrew Jackson” (since at least 1836).
This is about the corruption that has taken over the world and if you are a kid in Hamilton (or anywhere else), New Zealand and you think that you can actually pay off that loan on your VTEC Honda and try to buy a house; sub-prime II. Forget it fool.
They “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”
As a result, “we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”
The sources for the above quotes (and more) are listed below. All of the quotes in this article have been verified as authentic and have associated links to the source materials. Also included below are statements made by David Rockefeller, Sr, former director of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Federal Reserve Chairman’s Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke that appear to confirm some of the warnings.
Warnings About the Invisible Government Running the U.S.
The warnings listed below, which appear in chronological order, began with our first president – George Washington. The last president to speak out was JFK, who was assassinated. Read what they and other political leaders have said about the invisible government.
George Washington wrote that the Illuminati want to separate the People from their Government
“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.
The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation).
That Individuals of them may… actually had a seperation [sic] of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” – George Washington, 1st President of the United States (1789–1797), from a letter that Washington wrote on October 24, 1798, which can be found in the Library of Congress.
“I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809) and principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), in a letter written to John Taylor on May 28, 1816
“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836
Note that it appears that Washington’s and Jefferson’s concerns regarding bankers and separation of the people from the government was realized by 1836. This fact was confirmed in a letter written by FDR in 1933 (see below) in which he wrote that “a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829-1937). Calhoun served as Jackson’s vice-president from 1829-1832.
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)
“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…
[W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world - no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913
“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913
“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.
They practically control both parties, … and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.” – New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922
“Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt…
Mr. Chairman, when the Federal Reserve act was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here… and thatthis country was to supply financial power to an international superstate — a superstate controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together toenslave the world for their own pleasure.” – Congressman Louis T. McFadden, from a speech delivered to the House of Representatives on June 10, 1932
“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country,determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government… This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.” – Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech
“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy somonstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.” —J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine, 1956
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings…
Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe…no war ever posed a greater threat to our security.
If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only saythat the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.I
t is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.
“The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. 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, November 1975, from the introduction to a book titled The Rockefeller File.
“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” – Daniel K. Inouye, US Senator from Hawaii, testimony at the Iran Contra Hearings, 1986
The Federal Reserve
“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves…” – John C. Calhoun
“… owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“… one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank.“ – Louis T. McFadden
In an interview with Jim Lehrer that was aired on PBS’ News Hour on September 18, 2007 that you can watch on YouTube, formal Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, essentially, that the Federal Reserve was above the law and that no agency of government can overrule their actions:
“Jim Lehrer: “What is the proper relationship, what should be the proper relationship between a chairman of the Fed and a president of the United States?”
Alan Greenspan: “Well, first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, and that means, basically, that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or the Congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.”
The fact that the Fed is above the law was demonstrated by current Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, during his appearance before Congress on March 4, 2009 (as shown in this video). Senator Bernie Sanders asked Bernanke about $2.2 trillion in American tax dollars that was lent out by Federal Reserve. Bernanke refused to provide an answer:
“Senator Sanders: “Will you tell the American people to whom you lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars? … Can you tell us who they are?”
David Rockefeller and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
“We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…” – William Jenner
“The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world.” – Larry P. McDonald
David Rockefeller, Sr is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Rockefeller began a lifelong association with the CFR when he joined as a director in 1949. In Rockefeller’s 2002 autobiography “Memoirs” he wrote:
“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.”
“We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”
“The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.” —J. Edgar Hoover
Because of a deep rooted beliefs that the U.S. government is “for the people” and the protector of the free world, many will reject the notion of an evil shadow government. When our beliefs are challenged or when two beliefs are inconsistent, cognitive dissonance is created. It’s human nature to try to hold our beliefs in harmony with our world view and avoid disharmony (or dissonance).
For those of you who having difficulty believing the information presented in this article, I fully understand. For the first 57 years of my life, I would not have believed in the possibility that a shadow government could exist. Three years ago my world view changed. While on vacation in Mount Shasta, I came across a book titled “Global Conspiracy” that seemed strangely out of place in a metaphysical book store.
I had never heard of the author before – some guy named David Icke. I scanned through the book and frankly didn’t believe 99% of what I read. But, I saw one thing that caught my attention in that I knew that I could easily verify Icke’s assertion. I did my own research and turned out what Icke had stated was true. That led me down a rabbit hole and many, many hundreds of hours of independent research.
So, keep an open mind, do your own research, and use discernment. Beware that there is a ton of disinformation on the internet, much of which is intentionally placed to confuse the public. At a CFR meeting on geoengineering (see the article “Millions Spent to Confuse Public About Geoengineering“), M. Granger Morgan stated (it’s captured on video for you to see and hear for yourself):
“First of all, of course, there is a lot of money getting spent to make sure that a very substantial portion of the public stays totally confused about this. And, I mean, it’s been really quite pernicious. But there’s been literally tens of millions of dollars spent on every little thing that comes along that might, you know, relate to some uncertainty.”
What Can We Do?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
In addition to doing your own research, please spread the word, and get involved. The Thrive Solutions Hub is an excellent place to join with others who are taking positive action steps expose corruption and to create a world in which we can all thrive. You can watch the full Thrive movie on YouTube here.
Study: US Is An Oligarchy, Not A Democracy November 28 2014 | From: BBC
And it is the same wherever you are reading this, in case you had not figured that out yet.
The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
This is not news, you say.
Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:
“Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.”
In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.
The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels and organised interest groups saw their policy preferences enacted.
“A proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favour) is adopted only about 18% of the time," they write, "while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favour) is adopted about 45% of the time."
On the other hand:
“When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and / or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it."
“Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organisations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America's claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened."
Eric Zuess, writing in Counterpunch, isn't surprised by the survey's results.
"American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it's pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation's "news" media)," he writes. "The US, in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious 'electoral' 'democratic' countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now."
This is the "Duh Report", says Death and Taxes magazine's Robyn Pennacchia. Maybe, she writes, Americans should just accept their fate.
"Perhaps we ought to suck it up, admit we have a classist society and do like England where we have a House of Lords and a House of Commoners," she writes, "instead of pretending as though we all have some kind of equal opportunity here."
The Real Inconvenient Truth & A Call For Critical Thinking By The 99% November 19 2014 | From: BerkeleyDailyPlanet
A person might be stoned for heresy in Berkeley if they were to question belief in global warming. But, as a decades long, left leaning, KPFA listening and sponsoring, commuter bike riding, composting, plastic avoiding, bring your own cloth grocery bag environmental activist, I am seeing too much hypocrisy and closed minded smugness, and a lack of critical thinking on the part of those who I have always thought of as my people.
I have come to the conclusion that those with liberal roots like me, have been sent on a fools errand, sucked into an unquestioning group-think and religiosity by a well-funded corporatised environmental establishment, that is scaring us into accepting top-down, pre-prescribed faux solutions that have never had public input and are designed to enrich bankers, diminish the rights of ordinary people, and funnel us into a controlled technocratic society.
We hear plenty of talk about lowering parts per million of carbon while basic principles of environmentalism are violated, such as, don’t pollute, do no harm, local control, conservation, recycle, reuse, live simply, less technology, not more.
The Democratic left has been hijacked and infiltrated, our ideals and beliefs distorted and twisted into a disciplinary social agenda, which
demonises rank and file humanity, and deflects responsibility away from the real perpetrators of the destruction of our natural world.
Al Gore, the man charged with popularising the global warming theory, uses 20 times the energy of the average person in just one of his multi-million dollar homes, yet his ”carbon footprint” is never put under a spot light.
Few remember how as Vice President he used his “Earth in the Balance” environmental cred to stump for passage of NAFTA and Free Trade policies, which started the environmental race to the bottom and the wholesale giving away of local power over land and laws to multinational corporations.
Now Gore is investing with partners like Goldman Sachs in carbon trading schemes, espousing the self-enriching solution to a problem he defines. It would seem subscribers to the theory of global warming never question the designation of CO2, as the root of our environmental problems and its convenient, consequent value as a global taxable trading currency founded on the commodification of nature and a newly invented “right to pollute”.
This unverifiable system run by bankers will accelerate, not slow, the pillaging of the planet.
It is my observation that all aspects of the left alternative media from the progressive weeklies to KPFA radio, are conducting the environmental wing of the global war on terror, never missing an opportunity to frighten and guilt trip us that we will cause “game over for the planet” if we don’t vote for “climate change legislation”, aka, carbon taxes and carbon trading, and support “smart growth” policies.
We are schooled that only crazy right-wingers could possibly question the “settled science” and the “settled” remedies.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is always cited as the trusted go-to body of expertise, even though their integrity was discredited with the “Climategate” scandal based on leaked emails, in which head scientists at the IPCC, Michael Mann of Penn State and Phil Jones of East Anglia University discussed doctoring the data on the “hockey stick” graph created by Mann, and punishing scientists and scientific journals that print contradictory evidence to the theory of global warming.
So many are now feeding at the trough of climate change disaster capitalism that a rational open debate is almost impossible. City councils throughout the land are curiously all subscribing to the same developer, banker- enriching, land-grabbing policies of “smart growth”.
Unelected, unaccountable regional boards, made up of selected local officials, along with corporations and non governmental organizations are drawing up dictatorial regional plans for growth that supercede city governments, depriving citizens of the right to affect their own local land use policy.
In the name of climate change remediation, we are told we must pack more people into smaller areas of land, as our towns are being transformed into mega Manhattanized cities with tall multi-unit apartment buildings that take our sunlight, and ultimately our connection to the land and nature.
Old buildings, neighborhoods, and communities are wastefully being torn down and made over to fit the vision of elite ideologue urban planners. In the upheaval, small local independent businesses are lost and replaced with national chains.
This is not protection of nature, but a transfer of wealth, power, property ownership, and autonomy of cities, towns and rural areas, away from ordinary citizens.
Today’s "environmentalists" are working towards increased government and corporate control and surveillance over our lives through bio-hazardous technology, ie. smart grid and smart meters, with no regard for thousands of independent scientific studies proving that digital microwave radiation damages biology.
Instead of a call to decentralise, simplify and conserve, citizens worldwide are being forced to apply “smart” meters to their homes, even as they are complaining of heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, mental confusion, sleeplessness, headaches, ear ringing, dizziness and more.
A technology is neither “green” nor “sustainable” if it’s byproduct harms humans, insects, plants and animals. This unseen pollution from smart meters and smart grid infrastructure is increasing exponentially with no objections from official environmentalists.
Unlike the old meters, smart meters use energy to power themselves 24/7. They are only advantageous to a centralized corporate model of energy control.
Most shockingly, the left, who claim to have the corner on environmental stewardship, are the ones giving credence to geoengineering-solar radiation management, (the spraying of chemical nanoparticle pollution, such as aluminum oxide and sulphur dioxide via jet aircraft into the atmosphere in order to block the sun), as a solution for global warming.
On May 9, 2013, the Earth Island Institute sponsored a debate cavalierly dubbed, “Hack the Sky?” at the Brower Center in Berkeley CA. The purported adversaries were Stanford geoengineer, Ken Caldiera, and so called “ethicist”, Clive Hamilton, who belongs to the same geoengineering promoting, Solar Radiation Management Governance Group with Caldiera and other geoengineers. That very morning the two “debaters” made an appearance on liberal KALW’s “Your Call”.
A few months later the apprentices on Progressive radio KPFA”s “Full Circle” hosted the same performance duo. Why are environmental groups and left media putting on rigged debates legitimising and normalising a preposterous technology, which poisons and desecrates nature, and can only cause irreparable harm, when they should be screaming warnings from the rafters that scientists are recklessly playing God with our world.
These left media outlets are unconscionably frightening their following into accepting what amounts to nothing less than the corporate scientific intervention into our natural weather and climate systems.
The environmental establishment chooses to ignore a whole area of inquiry relevant and crucial to the climate change equation; that of scientific, military, university, and governmental, (NASA and NOAA) experimentation with our atmosphere and weather, which has been going on for many decades.
The book “Angels Don’t Play This HAARP” by Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning, documents the history of military experimentation with the earth’s atmosphere, and chronicles the development (including twelve patents) of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project, (HAARP), a field of giant antennas which can boil the upper atmosphere with a focused steerable billion watt electromagnetic beam, sending electromagnetic waves back onto a target on earth, causing changes in the jet stream and weather.
The Department of Defense and their military contractors operate outside of all laws that protect the environment.
Ironically, the climate change activists of today are listening to and trusting the very moneyed, powerful entities who have brought us to the brink of ecological collapse and forced us into fossil fuel dependency, for diagnosis and treatment of our environmental calamities.
The Rockefellers, one of the biggest funders and grant givers to the current environmental “movement”, have throughout the decades, used their wealth and influence derived from BIG OIL to remain in control of energy.
They financed Prohibition in the 1920s and '30s to keep farmers from making their own alcohol fuel, and worked to criminalize hemp, from which fuel was made. They killed the electric car and the municipal electric railways and influenced our government to suppress more than 5000 energy technology patents, which have potential to end our energy crisis.
The rhetoric we hear of creating economic and environmental equity among people and nations, rings hollow when you realize that the environmental establishment is being bought and commandeered by the richest fat cats in the world, who have the inordinate means to create equity overnight, and to stop their destructive environmental practices, if that were their true purpose.
Instead they are financing and manufacturing a phony grassroots campaign to pin the blame for environmental devastation on the “everyman” who is living in a world choreographed by the corporate financial elite.
Their message is that the future of the planet is impossible unless we the little people submit to the measures outlined by them. They have frightened, panicked, and demoralized the very people who would be fighting them with every breath into being the enforcement arm for their vision of our future.
Fear of climate change is being manipulated to get the left to aid in the stealing of citizen rights and the corporatization of our local government, land, business, nature and weather.
While the environmentalists are stuck on climate change, the nuclear accidents, toxic spills, pesticide contamination, deep sea oil drilling, fracking, tree cutting, electromagnetic radiation, introduction into the ecosystem of new dangerous technological compounds and organisms like GMOS, synthetic biology, nanoparticles, the geoengineering of our skies, destructive war and weapons, and much more, continue unabated.
Now left wing pundits like The Nation’s, Mark Hertsgaard, tell us to be impressed, that the big time financial fleecers and scammers, “Hank” Paulsen, hedgefund billionaire, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have come on board with climate change, as if they haven’t always been. The War On Climate Change has gone publicly mainstream as the likes of BP, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Dow Chemical bankrolled the “Peoples” climate march in New York City in Sept. 2014.
No. It is way past time for the left to question where blind belief in billionaire, banker funded environmentalism is taking us.
Warning - Rothschild G20 Bloodsuckers: On November 16 2014 Personal Bank Deposits To Be Re-Classified: Not As Your Savings But As Paper Investments In Corporate Banks November 17 2014 | From: PoliticalVelCraft / Examiner / ZeroHedge Get Into Your Local Credit Unions Now: On November 16, the G20 will implement a new policy that makes bank deposits on par with paper investments, subjecting account holders to declines that one might experience from holding a stock or other security when the next financial banking crisis occurs.
Additionally, all member nations of the G20 will immediately submit and pass legislation that will fulfill this program, creating a new paradigm where banks no longer recognize your deposits as money, but as liabilities and securitized capital owned and controlled by the bank or institution.
For most Americans with savings or checking accounts in federally insured banks, normal FDIC rules on deposit insurance are still in play, but anyone with over $250,000 in any one account, or held offshore, will have their money automatically subject to bankruptcy dispursements from the courts based on a much lower rank of priority, and a much lower percentage of return.
This also includes business accounts, money market accounts, and any depository investments such as a certificate of deposit (CD).
After Sunday at the G20 meeting, the risks of holding any cash in a bank or financial institution will have to be weighed as heavily and with as much determination of risk as if you were holding a stock or municipal bond, which could decline in an instant should the financial environment bring a crisis even remotely similar to that of 2008.
From a technical perspective, this is moving in line with Murray Rothbard’s perspective on “bank deposit insurance,” which he saw as a scam:
Fractional reserve banking proved shaky, and so the New Deal, in 1933, added the lie of “bank deposit insurance,” using the benign word “insurance” to mask an arrant hoax.
When the savings and loan system went down the tubes in the late 1980s, the “deposit insurance” of the federal FSLIC [Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation] was unmasked as sheer fraud.
The “insurance” was simply the smoke-and-mirrors term for the unbacked name of the federal government.
The poor taxpayers finally bailed out the S&Ls, but now we are left with the formerly sainted FDIC [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation], for commercial banks, which is now increasingly seen to be shaky, since the FDIC itself has less than one percent of the huge number of deposits it “insures.”
The very idea of “deposit insurance” is a swindle; how does one insure an institution (fractional reserve banking) that is inherently insolvent, and which will fall apart whenever the public finally understands the swindle?
Suppose that, tomorrow, the American public suddenly became aware of the banking swindle, and went to the banks tomorrow morning and in unison demanded cash. What would happen?
The banks would be instantly insolvent, since they could only muster 10 percent of the cash they owe their befuddled customers.
Neither would the enormous tax increase needed to bail everyone out be at all palatable.
No: the only thing the Fed could do and this would be in their power, would be to print enough money to pay off all the bank depositors.
Unfortunately, in the present state of the banking system, the result would be an immediate plunge into the horrors of hyperinflation.
Thus, the removal of protection for large depositors is eliminating the scam at this tier. It is, in other words, cutting down on moral hazard.
I suspect what is going on here is that the government is fully aware that this change will create a separation between bank deposits and government securities.
Government securities, especially short-term paper, will become a safer investment than large banks deposits. This will drive funds away from banks, private sector lending, and push funds into the direction of government sponsored debt (where there will be continued back up for such debt of the money printing presses).
Multinational Corporate Tyranny: Draconian New Zealand Health And Supplementary Products Bill Soon To Be Introduced November 16 2014 | From: Jack @ TheContrail
I’ve closely read this Draft Bill this morning and it is much worse than I ever could have imagined! It is nothing less than a rubber stamp for corrupt, multinational drug companies in collusion with WHO and our own Government to highly regulate, register and licence all natural products.
Over 5,500 I’ve been told are on the Draft List already - which I can’t find in this Draft Bill here – that is a huge number of products) and effectively ban private people from using or promoting all natural products unless big pharma corporates or their agents have tested and approved them.
This will particularly apply to any natural products that are claimed to promote health, prevent or cure disease that compete with their own products and will turn all natural health product producers, distributors, users and advocates into common criminals.
This horrendous Bill is currently going through its Third Reading in the NZ Parliament, and it looks like it will be introduced early in the New Year in 2015. Of course, it is part of a similar legislative regime of tyranny happening all round the world at present promoted by the global multinational drug and pharmaceutical mafia, but it doesn’t excuse us here in New Zealand to apathetically just sit back and allow such tyrannical and oppressive legislation to pass.
If you visit the Ministry of Health Natural health and supplementary products page, then click on the ‘The Natural Health and Supplementary Bill’ and the go to the Bill itself, to appreciate what incredibly, draconian, all-encompassing fascist tyranny they propose. Go to sub-section, 40C Offence to publish certain advertisements relating to natural health and supplementary products.
Here you will read, to my mind, the greatest abomination I have ever read. (Bear in mind that many of these products to which these contemptible psychopaths refer are in fact, common natural foods, herbs, vitamins and minerals etc. which mankind has freely used or eaten for thousands of years!And now they want to licence, register and own the rights to them!
Do read the whole sub-section to get the full picture of what really, is indescribable greed and wickedness. Here is a quick extract:
Sub-section 40C (1) “A person must not publish or cause to be published (either on that person’s own account or as the agent or employee of the person seeking to promote the sale) any advertisement that -
a) directly or by implication states or suggests that a natural health and supplementary product for sale in New Zealand may be administered by- 1) injection or parental infusion; or 2) application to the eye;
b) includes any health benefit claim that directly or by implication states or suggests that a natural health and supplementary product for sale in New Zealand is able to treat or can assist in the treatment of a named condition.
(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding- a) $250,000, in the case of a body corporate; b) $50,000, in the case of an individual
(4) In subsection (1), - advertisement means any words, whether written, printed or spoken, and any pictorial representation or design, used or appearing to be used to promote the sale of any natural health and supplementary product and includes any trade circular, any label, and any advertisement in a trade journal
publish means -
a) insert in any newspaper or other periodical publication printed or published in New Zealand; or
b) send to any person by post or otherwise; or
c) deliver to any person or leave upon premises occupied by any person; or
d) broadcast within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1989; or
e) bring to the notice of the public in New Zealand in any other manner.”
This friends, is only a small part of the Bill. At least in my view, it is the most tyrannical, far-reaching, draconian, dictatorial and contemptible legislation ever to be introduced in our county’s history.
The terminology itself, because it is so wide and all-encompassing,(for example, the phrase, “bring to the notice of the public in any other manner”) brings in other Acts and penalties as well, for example, the New Zealand Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/1977/0037/latest/w...
It’s not generally an issue I have had a lot to do with myself, and I admit I’m certainly not an expert on the general subject of health supplements at all. However, based on this draft legislation in hand, and it looks like it is going to be passed before Parliament winds up for the Parliamentary Christmas recess. All I can say is, God help us all!
What an utter disgrace that there has hardly been a murmur from the general public! Of course the media have largely been to blame too, as they have been very quite about it as well, not surprising, as they generally are owned by the same global banks that control the drug companies.
I mean, really though, what an utter shocker, that these impertinent, money-hungry, pharmaceutical and medical corporate charlatans (with their subservient bureaucratic puppets drafting this destructive legislation) even have the cheek and gall to tell us ordinary, law-abiding, thinking citizens that now the best ingredients in the very food we all eat, most of which have been commonly promoted for good health for thousands of years, now have to be officially registered, licenced or banned by an increasingly totalitarian State, in collusion with a powerful gang of fascist UN agencies and global multi-national corporate pirates, and if we don’t all comply, we soon will be prosecuted as common criminals and liars.
What an utter disgrace that almost the entire nation is just sitting back and putting up with this nonsense.
To my mind, if I can’t freely and openly express my personal opinion to others, make a statement or recommend, for example, to my friend next door, that Vitamin C will help cure his common flu or whatever, without any dictatorial government approval, licence, regulation or fear of criminal prosecution – I am no longer living in a free and open democracy.
The Dirtiest Deal You've Never Heard Of: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement November 12 2014 | From: ActionStation
Minister of Trade: Make TPPA Negotiations Public
To the Rt. Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt. Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, and the New Zealand Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiators:
“I’m concerned that you are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in secret, without public consultation. All I can find out about the TPPA is based on leaked documents and detective work.
This is not acceptable. New Zealand is a democracy, which means that Kiwis have the right to know what is done in our name and to have a say.
The TPPA will have a huge impact on New Zealanders, and we want to have a say.
Make the negotiations public, and don’t trade away our future."
Dr Coleman said the Health Act did allow for some powers to protect from diseases such as Ebola these would remain, but the changes would allow for more protections and other things such as contact tracing.
There would be powers to direct for testing and in extreme cases quarantine and travel restrictions with safeguards for human rights. Enforced treatment orders would be possibly, but this would not be able to be physically enforced.
The bill also stops the commercial provision of sun bed tanning for those under the age of 18.
Annette King said Labour would support the legislation. The changes had been proposed in 2007 in wider amendments to the Health Act but these had languished due to opposition from National.
The changes would strengthen the current fragmented regime, she said.
Green MP Kevin Hague said these sorts of laws were a balancing act of protecting liberty and protection of the public.
If the balance tipped too far people who were ill or possibly ill might not present themselves for treatment because they feared the consequences, he said.
The bill was sent to the Health Committee for consideration on a voice vote.
New Zealand Prime Minister Uses Bogus Islamic State Threat As Excuse To Ramp Up National Security And Surveillance Powers November 6 2014 | From: NewZealandHerald
It is well known outside the cabal-run corporate media that the "Islamic State" is in fact a CIA / MOSSAD run front used as a problem-reaction-solution vehicle to further the globalist, fasacist Zionist agenda. Also see: US Allies Against ISIS Are Actually ISIS’ Main Allies
On the watch list
Government agencies had a watch list of between 30 and 40 people of concern in the "foreign fighter'' context, he said.
“These are people in or from New Zealand who are in various ways participating in extremist behaviour."
In addition to those on the watch list, another 30 or 40 were on a list of people requiring further investigation.
He said five New Zealand citizens or residents were known to be fighting in Syria but the number fighting in the region could be larger because dual citizens or New Zealanders could have left from other countries.
Others were Isis supporters who had tried to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight and who had had their passports cancelled.
Mr Key also announced a funding boost of $7 million for Security Intelligence Service across the current and next financial year to increase the number of staff to monitor and investigate foreign fighters.
He set out plans to change the law to give SIS greater powers of surveillance including video surveillance on private property, with a warrant, which the police but the SIS cannot do.
He also want the SIS to have the ability to conduct surveillance without a warrant for 48 hours in situations deemed urgent. It can take at least 48 hours to prepare paperwork for a warrant.
Mr Key said in such cases, if the warrant was not granted, any material collected would be destroyed.
New legislation would also give the Minister of Internal Affairs power to cancel passports for up to three years, and temporarily suspend passports for up to 10 working days in urgent cases.
Mr Key described the changes as "responsible and narrow" and said they would be subject to a sunset clause.
He said the rise of such a well-resourced, globally-focused terrorist group which was highly skilled in social media recruitment was a "game changer" for this country. "ISIL exposes us to a type of threat that we lack both the legislative tools and resources to combat."
He was limited in what information he could reveal, but said there were individuals here who were attracted to carrying out similar attacks to those seen in Australia and Canada.
Mr Key said he wanted to stress that none of the people causing concern in New Zealand were representative of the Muslim community as a whole.
"The Muslim community is a peaceful one, which makes a valuable contribution to New Zealand.
"I know the vast majority of Muslim New Zealanders are as distressed by the actions of ISIL and its violent extremist message as anyone else."
Parliament this afternoon debated Mr Key's speech and proposed law changes.
Acting Labour leader Annette King said Labour broadly supported the law changes and said they "appear to be justified".
She warned that the 48-hour pre-warrant surveillance power by the SIS should not become the norm, however.
The law changes will have a sunset clause, pending a major review of intelligence agencies and their powers in the middle of next year.
She welcome the fact that the bill, once introduced, would be going to a select committee where, she said, the law would be closely examined to see if it was workable, necessary and framed appropriately.
Comment: The reality that history proves is that government never relinquish power once gained. Most of the underling politicians involved in this mess are too lowly to even be aware of what they are putting together. The draconian march towards fascism is being implemented piece by piece, leveraged by inventedfalse-flag threats.
While most of the sheeple are still seemingly incapable of thinking for themselves, behaving like 'deer in the headlights' - the tide is turning and more and more are starting to realise that these sorts of powers, as history shows, are intended by 'those at the top' to one day be deployed indiscriminately, carte blanche - across the board.
The Former Head Of The NSA And CIA Makes Statements That Imply John Key Is Lying About Mass Surveillance November 6 2014 | From: TV3
In a 3rd Degree report from TV3 that goes right inside both the NSA and GCSB, spies respond to mass surveillance allegations. The NSA confirms it has operatives working in New Zealand.
The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has responded to election week allegations it carries out mass surveillance on New Zealanders, denying its programmes are for anything other than cyber security.
Senior spies at the GCSB's headquarters in Wellington came forward this week, speaking with 3rd Degree, because of concerns of what they see as misconceptions among the New Zealand public.
Allegations by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former worker at US spy organisation the National Security Agency (NSA), claim the NSA maintains bases in New Zealand, collects metadata about New Zealanders and has worked with the GCSB to tap the Southern Cross internet cable to extract data.
Draconian New Zealand Natural Health And Supplementary Products Bill November 4 2014 | From: Jack @ TheContrail
I don’t know if you saw the propaganda on the “Rethink” program on TV3 this morning about the draconian Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill (modelled on Australia’s) that’s presently going through Parliament’s legislative process at present which is expected to be implemented in early 2015.
Dr Shaun Holt, an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University was on the TV panel as he is on the committee also preparing the Bill. Basically this will mean in about 2 or 3 months time it will be the end of private people like us bringing in natural health supplements from overseas as all these products including all ingredients are going to be regulated and put on a “Permitted Ingredients List.”
Basically the Ministry of Health is to set up a Natural Health and Supplementary Products Authority to oversee and manage the new legislation, where all Natural Health Supplementary Products (NHSPs) being imported, distributed or sold in New Zealand must have a “Product Notifier” either the manufacturer or the importer.
The authority will prepare and maintain a list of all the permitted ingredients, at present about 5,500 are on the draft list. This is real “Nazi-style” legislation, because if you want to use any ingredient that is not on the list of “approved ingredients” the notifier must apply to the Authority.
This is the culmination of about 9 years work by the multi-national big Pharma Mafia to get all vitamins, minerals and natural health supplements regulated, thanks to the general apathy and ignorance of almost the entire nation. The game is now just about up is it not! Obviously now is the time to stock up.
By the way, Dr Shaun Holt, just happens to control a medical trials company, P3 Research, and he sees himself and his company as one of the foremost successful candidates to review and test these products in the new regime! Money again! They can’t help themselves can they?
Legislated Theft: Why Banks Pay Local Body Rates Arrears, Then Charge Customer November 4 2014 | From: Scoop
New quick guide on why banks pay local body rates arrears, then charge customer - Or how to legalise theft by the banking industry. If a person has a problem with their rates bill, it is NOT up to the nanny state to step in with thievery legislation.
Why banks can take money from customer bank accounts to pay their council rates arrears is explained in a new Banking Ombudsman Scheme quick guide on payment of overdue rates.
"We receive complaints every year from property owners with a mortgage complaining their bank paid off their rates arrears to the local council and then took the amount from their account,” said Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell.
Legislation permits local authorities to demand a bank pay its customer’s rates debt. Under the customer’s contract with the bank, the bank is able to deduct the amount from the customer’s account. It is standard for this provision to be covered in banks’ lending documentation.
"“It affects a relatively small number of people but ratepayers sometimes contact us because they are already under considerable financial pressure. Seeing their account debited for rates arrears can be a shock,” said Ms Battell.
Complaints to the scheme usually stem from bank customers saying:
They haven’t authorised the debit
Tthe bank failed to notify them
Non-payment of rates is part of wider dispute with their local authority.
“Our investigations into these complaints consider whether bank communication and information is adequate. It is usual bank practice to inform customers about the debit."
“We are not generally able to overturn payments but if we find the bank has done something wrong we will consider whether compensation for distress or inconvenience is warranted,” Ms Battell said.
Why Are Our Economies In So Much Trouble? November 3 2014 | From: TomatoBubble
Ever wonder about why our economy is in trouble? How can so many people can be in so much debt at the same time? Does it seem strange to you no matter how hard one works, and in spite of all the advances in society, most hard working people cannot escape the treadmill of perpetual debt?
While this is an American article, the principles are global. Why are so many families losing their homes to foreclosure? Why are many households dependent upon credit cards to supplement their income? Why does it take TWO spouses to maintain a household when it used to take just one? Why have so many retirement savings been wiped out? Why do prices always creep up?
Did you know that close to 1/3 of all income taxes are consumed just to pay interest on the Federal Debt? (National Debt currently 17.5 TRILLION DOLLARS , or about $170,000 per household.)
Think about it. Every penny that you pay in income tax from January 1 - April 1 is consumed just to pay interest on Federal debt; much of it to foreign banking families! And let's not forget the Government's unfunded future liabilities, estimated at 75 TRILLION. (an additional $750,000+ per household.)
Add those staggering sums to the 11 Trillion in total consumer debt (mortgages, car loans debt, credit cards, etc), student loan debt (1 Trillion more), State debt, County debt, City/Town debt, small business debt, big business debt, and you will see that the total of these debts actually exceeds (BY FAR) the amount of money supply in circulation.
So, how can such astronomical debt ever be repaid? Well, if you haven't figured it out yet - It can't.
The only way for society to service just the interest on these monstrous debts is to constantly inject new debts into the system.
Finally, on top of all your Federal, State, gasoline, and local taxes, (30% - 40% of your gross income) and on top of your personal debt service burden (another 25%-50%), there's this thing called "inflation", or "the cost of living." What exactly is "the cost of living?" What causes it? Why does a dollar buy less and less each year while wages stay flat?
Is the stress of perpetual debt and rising prices keeping you up at night? How many strokes, heart attacks, and even suicides are induced by financial stress each year? Money and debt may even have led to your drinking problem, or perhaps even to depression. Debt may have been the underlying cause of your divorce or that of some couple that you know.
You know in your gut that something isn't right in this country. But you don't have the "Economics education" to figure it out. It all seems too complicated for you to put your finger on, so you just keep slaving away to pay interest and taxes as your dollar buys less and less. All you can do is keep working like a dog and leave the matter to the Wall Street "experts" and politicians to handle for you.
But it's all quite simple really. So simple in fact, even a dummy can understand it when it is broken down to basic elements.
So then, how exactly did you all become such debt/tax/inflation slaves? Well, I'll let you in on my little secret. You will be amazed at how easy it is to understand.
On Tea Breaks, Wage Docking And Job Insecurity: John Key’s National Unleashed The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse October 31 2014 | From: AotearoaAWiderPerspective
So what if you have to negotiate for every tea break in the future. According to Mike Hostings you’re in the wrong job if you hang out for your cuppa as the highlight of your day!
That was how the change in labour law was framed in the compliant and complicit mainstream media. But was has really been achieved by John Key’s National party? Here is my take on it.
To start with these changes are not unrelated. They are very smart changes which will completely gut whatever rights workers have enjoyed because of union power and here is why:
What employers (exceptions not withstanding) want in general is more work done by and less responsibility for their worker’s wellbeing. They want to be able to punish and reward and in that sequence and they want to get rid of troublesome workers with ease and they hate people organising themselves to make a fist for better conditions. Understanding that is the easy part!
How to achieve this without starting a revolution is what is the difficult part but they did and here is how:
They used the Switch and Bait trick every conman uses if he want something you’ve got and he wants!
First put something (relatively) innocuous in the bill you are proposing. That is the tea break part of it. So why put that in there?
Everybody I know who works has had times s/he would forgo their coffee break or lunch because something or other needs finishing. And most people will oblige if asked to do so. Most people like to cooperate and be members of a team and if you can get your tea break later there is usually not much of a problem.
A tea break is an important moment of the day for people. It gives you a change to relax a little and talk to your colleagues for a bit of human bonding and it was guaranteed to cause a ruckus which could then be used to frame workers as small minded, lazy and uncooperative. See for some of that framing the article of Mike Hoskins I link to above.
Once you have that in place the rest, the punish and reward and easy firing become a whole lot easier because while the tea break features high in the MSM and the cafeterias of workplaces around the country not a lot else makes it out there.
So what else did they get through?
The next item on the list is the means to punish workerswho, perhaps upset that their tea break is no longer guaranteed, might contemplate industrial action. It is now legal for bosses to dock peoples pay if they so much as work a tad bit slower because they are upset. That is a massively powerful tool to have at your disposal and it will affect everybody directly as wages are down and getting lower making even a $ 0.10 per hour reduction a liability.
So if you think about fighting back you now have to face a direct and tangible punishment for doing so.
So if you can’t have a break merely because your boss doesn’t want you to have one and you are upset what would be your next port of call? The Union. Think again because this law also brought in effect that there isno longer an obligation to conclude collective bargaining. Bet you did not hear about that in the MSM? So that means that if Fonterra wants to start breaking up the Union protecting their workers all they have to do is refuse to conclude negotiations with the union representatives.
I envision the following. You systematically refuse certain workers their tea breaks. Perhaps Union reps and people with more outspoken opinions. That denies them down time with their colleagues and their ability to inform and educate people. If they get upset and become less inclined to follow orders you dock their pay.
If that gets them up in arms that is even better because other people who are not so outspoken or part of the union will get scared of what is happening to their colleagues and will move away from them to protect themselves. When time comes to negotiate you have a small group of angry people and a large group of scared people and all you have to do is say no to the demands of the angry people and the law is with you so no worries!
This is what will happen in the bigger corporate kinds of environments.
It will destroy workers rights and will to fight for them as long as they still have something to loose but what will happen in the small businesses who don't have much of a Union “problem”?
Until this law change was accepted there was a very important workers protection. If a boss sold a business he could only do so with the workers continuing to have their jobs. That made it harder to sell a business that wasn’t as profitable as it could be with say less workers or moved to another place.
Under the current law it is very hard to fire people. The 90 day trial period made it a lot easier to weed out undesirables such as people deemed lazy or incapable of doing the job they where hired to do already and it was also used to hire and fire people in jobs where a low level of education such as MacDonald outlets etc.
Rather than keeping employees until you can’t fire them any more you just get rid of them and hire new ones. Quickly train them up in the very simple job they have to do and Bob’s your uncle.
In comes another very important law change:Workers at small businesses are no longer guaranteed continued employment if their company is sold.
This is perhaps the most insidious law change of the lot because with this one you can circumvent every other labour law still in place!
The Fed said it was confident the US economic recovery would continue, despite a global economic slowdown.
Comment: And so the news is now official that the cabal are about to turn off their funny-money printing presses in the US. No matter what the spin they might try to put on this, nobody really knows for sure how this will impact the markets.
However; it is well known that the QE programme was the only thing keeping the US economy afloat; whilst further ushering the value of the 'Fed Dollar' to the inevitable (and engineered) point of value = zero.
There has been no such thing as the "US Dollar" since the Rothschild-instigated private banking-family owned cartel that formed the international Reserve Banking system was designed in 1913. What has been since referred to as the "US Dollar" and subsequently enforced as the global Reserve Currency, (or the 'Petrodollar') has never been anything other than a baseless, ever depreciating debt reference record.
With many other nations (including but not limited to the BRICS Alliance nations) now aborting that criminal and private Reserve Banking cartel standard 'currency' - the playing field is no longer tilted in terms of the favour of the Khazarian Nazionists.
And so there will be more reports of 'flying banksters', deceased heads' of criminal family empires - and scuttling, formerly well paid-off corporate and government underlings, coming to light as events continue to unfold - and more publicly than ever before.
The targets for inflation and reduction in unemployment were on track, the Fed said in a statement.
The central bank, which also said it would not raise interest rates for a "considerable time", has gradually cut back QE since last year.
The statement suggested that although the jobs market is strengthening, it is still not back to normal, which is why interest rates are being held.
"The Committee continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment in a context of price stability," the Fed said.
Analysts said the news was in line with expectations.
"The Fed's announcement is exactly what everyone expected," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial, in New York.
"The Fed sees enough improvement in economic activity to end QE, but at the same time, it will keep low rates because it isn't yet seeing what it wants to see as far as inflation goes," he said.
Several analysts seized on the Fed's comments about slack in the labour market. Previous policy statements have referred to "significant underutilization of labor resources".
Wednesday's statement left out the word "significant".
Paul Ashworth, chief US economist at Capital Economics, said: "In light of the latest drop in the unemployment rate to below 6%, the dropping of "significant" could be, well... significant."
Brian Jacobsen, strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management, added: "I was pleasantly surprised that they removed the reference to there being significant underutilization of labour resources. I think that is a hat tip to some of the progress being made in the labour market." [Which is a load of BS as the figures are cooked].
US shares were down ahead of the statement and continued to drift lower after the news was announced.
QE started in November 2008 amid the financial crisis and fears that the US, and the rest of the world, might be facing another great depression.
The Fed's traditional ammunition, cutting interest rates, was running low - there was one more cut the following month, taking the main interest rate target down to practically zero.
So the central bank began buying financial assets and creating new money to pay for them.
In total, the Fed has added $3.7tn worth of assets to its holdings, about an eightfold increase.
BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker said that although the US economy is improving, the moderate unemployment rate does not tell the whole story.
"There are still many people working part-time who would rather have longer hours, and many people not looking for jobs who are not counted as unemployed but would actually like to work. And long term unemployment is still a serious problem."
"The end of QE will nonetheless be an important milestone in the repair of the US economy," he said.
Recent data has pointed to increase spending by consumers and businesses. However, the housing market is still struggling and pay is stagnant.
Five Eyes ‘Spy Fee’: NZ Annually Forks Out Over $100 Million For Intelligence Funding October 22 2014 | From: RT
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.
The so-called ‘Murdoch Report’ from 2009 was made public on the request of the New Zealand Herald newspaper under the country’s Official Information Act.
The document, which was put together by former Zealand’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Murdoch, reviewed the operations of the country’s spy agencies after 9/11 when their intelligence-sharing relations with the US were undergoing a major transformation.
The report indicated that – since September 11, 2001 – the New Zealand’s intelligence community had doubled in staff numbers and more than tripled in funding, reaching to $103 million.
According to Murdoch, this money should be viewed:
“In the context of the annual ‘subscription’ paid by New Zealand to belong to the 5-Eyes community whose annual capital investment and operating outlays would dwarf ours".
"It helps explain why the niche contributions that we can make to 5-Eyes burden sharing are so important and why agency heads strive to be responsive to partner demand," he added.
The issue of New Zealand Intelligence Corps (NZIC) working hard on behalf of its Five Eyes partners is raised in several places in the report.
New Zealand had to prove itself as a “niche contributor with capacity constraints, but some high quality competencies,” Murdoch said.
The document listed a range of security challenges faced by New Zealand, including cyber threats to IT infrastructure, "imported or homegrown Islamic militancy" as well as the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Threats also included "trans-boundary criminality, civilizational friction, and resource rivalry and energy brinkmanship."
New Zealand Herald said that large sections of the report it received were blanked out, particularly, the areas, which appear to focus on the relationships with Five Eyes’ partners.
The country’s intelligence agencies have always tried to avoid disclosure of the contribution they make to the Five Eyes alliance.
However, there is speculation that New Zealand is involved in satellite interception due to its favorable geographical positioning in the Pacific Ocean.
The island state’s humble reputation is also believed to have been used as a staging point for electronic spying on countries that are less friendly towards the US or UK.
The Five Eyes alliance was formed after World War II so that the British Commonwealth and the US could share intelligence information on the Soviet Union and its allies.
The ‘Five Eyes’ term has its origins as a shorthand for the "AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY" classification level.
After 9/11, the alliance further expanded its surveillance capabilities, making monitoring the Internet one of its top priorities.
'There are no public interest or free speech exemptions. Criminalisation of disclosure would apply to journalists working for commercial media organisations or wherever the leak was considered harmful to the “economic interests” of any TPP country'.
Here a nice little snippet from the newly leaked Snowden papers. You think what happened to Nicky Hager (Now a Gobal Fund raiser you can’t give money too) was bad? Think again. We’re talking a total shut down of investigative journalism here.
The draft text provides that TPP countries will introduce criminal penalties for unauthorised access to, misappropriation or disclosure of trade secrets, defined as information that has commercial value because it is secret, by any person using a computer system.
TPP countries may criminalise all such disclosures or, if they wish, limit criminal penalties to cases that involve “commercial advantage or financial gain”; are directed by or benefit “a foreign economic entity”; or are “detrimental to a [TPP] party’s economic interests, international relations, or national defence or national security.”
There are no public interest or free speech exemptions. Criminalisation of disclosure would apply to journalists working for commercial media organisations or wherever the leak was considered harmful to the “economic interests” of any TPP country.
Unmentioned: It also criminalises leaks which are detrimental to a party’s international relations or international security. So, the US is trying to US the TPPA as a backdoor to silence WikiLeaks, the Snowden files, and the entire enterprise of journalistic criticism of power.
The TPPA was bad enough when it was merely a secret deal being negotiated against our interests. But now its actively anti-democratic as well. Which I think shows us the danger of allowing our governments to negotiate such deals in secret: because we may find out at the end of it that they’ve signed away our democracy.
I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership.
These so-called “partnerships” are in fact vehicles by which US corporations make themselves immune to the sovereign laws of foreign countries in which they do business. A sovereign country that attempts to enforce its laws against an American corporation can be sued by the corporation for “restraint of trade.”
For example, if Monsanto wants to sell GMO seeds in France or US corporations wish to sell genetically-modified foods in France, and France enforces its laws against GMOs, the Transatlantic Trade Partnership allows France to be sued in jurisdictions outside the courts of France for “restraint of trade.” In other words, preventing the entry into France of a prohibited product constitutes restraint of trade.
This is the reason that the US has insisted that the Transatlantic and Transpacific Partnerships be totally secretive and negotiated outside the democratic process. Not even the US Congress has been permitted knowledge of the negotiations.
Obviously, the Europeans and Asians who are agreeing with the terms of these “partnerships” are the bought-and-paid-for agents of the US corporations. If the partnerships go through, the only law in Europe and Asia will be US law. The European and Asian government officials who agree to the hegemony of US corporations over the laws of their countries will be so handsomely paid that they could enter the realm of the One Percent.
It is interesting to compare the BBC’s coverage (October 10) with that of RT (October 11). The BBC reports that the aim of the Transatlantic Partnership is to remove “barriers to bilateral commerce” and to stimulate more trade and investment, economic growth and employment. The BBC does not report that the removal of barriers includes barriers against GMO products.
RT, which is restrained in reporting truth because it operates inside the US, still manages to come to the point in its headline: “No TTIP: Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as ‘Corporate power grab’.”
All over Europe people are in the streets in mass rallies against secret agreements by their corrupt governments for Washington to take over their lives and businesses. RT reports that “social networks have been mobilized for a mass campaign that has been calling on Europeans and Americans to take action against ‘the biggest corporate power grab in a decade’.”
RT quotes a leader of the demonstration in Berlin who says the secret agreements “give corporations more rights they’ve ever had in history.” As we all know, corporations already have too many rights.
“Protests are planned in 22 countries across Europe–marches, rallies and other public events–in over 1,000 locations in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, The Czech Republic and Scandinavian countries.”
Did you hear about this latest American corporate power grab from Fox “News,” CNN, New York Times, London Times, ABC? Of course not. Did you hear about the massive protests against it? Of course not. You only hear what the interest groups permit you to hear.
These phony “trade agreements” are advocated as “free trade removal of tariffs,” but what they remove are the sovereignties of countries. America is already ruled by corporations. If these faux “trade agreements” go through, Europe and Asia will also be ruled by American corporations.
New Zealand: Another "Five Eyes" Country On The UN Security Counsel And One More Step Closer To War? October 18 2014 | From: AotearoaAWiderPerspective / Stuff
World affairs: Containing the “madness” of Islamic State militants, preventing a repeat of what has occurred in Gaza this year, and finding a lasting solution to tensions in the Ukraine are among New Zealand’s priorities if elected. New Zealand’s priorities as a security counsel member.
With the election of New Zealand, sold to us like we actually have an independent vote, another five eye country hell bent on war in the Middle East has ascended to the Security Counsel.
Our Priorities? Yep, fighting the “mad” Muslims, more bombs on Gaza cause they are mad there too, NATO to the rescue of Ukraine and getting rid of Veto rights for “the bad guys” hidden under the “All veto states are culpable” meme so read China and Russia.
We will be a good little state serving the Empire where countries such as Spain and Venezuela will give the US some serious headaches I hope. World war III here we come!
In a vote at the UN’s New York headquarters on Thursday local time (Friday morning NZT), New Zealand picked up 145 votes, claiming one of the “Western Europe and other nations” seats – ahead of Turkey and Spain – in the first round of voting.
New Zealand will take its seat on the council for two years, starting on January 1, 2015. The last time New Zealand sat on the council was 1993-94. It had earlier stints in 1953/54 and 1966.
It has been hailed a victory for small states by Prime Minister John Key, who said it came after hard work over a decade lobbying for the seat.
“We have worked very hard on the bid for close to a decade because we believe that New Zealand can make a positive difference to world affairs and provide a unique and independent voice at the world’s top table."
“It has been more than 20 years since New Zealand was last on the Council and we are ready to contribute again."
“It was a tough campaign against Spain and Turkey, two much bigger countries and close friends.”
An interesting question was raised by a lady who sent me a letter she received from the department of Justice. Anita Boccino, now and for many years a New Zealander but originally a US citizen wanted an answer to a very simple question and decided to request a freedom of information request to the department of Justice just after the last elections and the response was baffling. The Question: Does John Key have dual citizenship and is the other citizenship that of the United States?
UPDATED: See end of article for the Justice Department response from an additional question
By Travellerev in cooperation with Ben Vidgen: First of all, my knowledge of New Zealand law is limited so I decided to share the information (with permission from Anita whose name I also divulge here with her permission also) with non other than investigative Journalist Ben Vidgen from the Postman.
The letter is in contravention with NZ law as the ministry who received the letter is required to forward it to the ministry or person responsible within the government who is tasked with the task of maintaining the knowledge with regards to the request. In this case that would have been the Ministry for Immigration or John Key himself as the official in Government most likely to have that information.
The letter was send out on the 19th day of the 20 day period in which they are required to respond to OIA requests.
The delay technique which John Key admitted to using today but which has been known to us as investigative Bloggers/Journalists for a long time indicates that they wanted to put as much time as they legally could between the request and the response. John Key stated the government uses this technique if it is deemed in the best interest of the government but in this case it must surely mean in the best interest of John Key himself which begs the question: What is he hiding?
The letter was signed by Tania Warburton who is the Acting Chief Legal Council. For those who don’t know that is the office embedded in the ministry of Justice which advises the government in matters legal. Tania Warburton has many skills and has had many positions very close to the epicentre of power. Here is her resumé according to Linkedin:
Tania Warburton’s Experience Acting Chief Legal Counsel New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
January 2014 – Present (10 months)
Deputy Chief Legal Counsel New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
April 2013 – Present (1 year 7 months) Wellington
Acting Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet Cabinet Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
October 2012 – April 2013 (7 months) Wellington
On secondment from Crown Law
Crown Counsel Crown Law
Legal Services industry
June 1999 – April 2013 (13 years 11 months) Crown Law Office
Judges Clerk High Court
January 1997 – May 1999 (2 years 5 months) Wellington\
Worked for Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, Chief Justice
That is a very powerful lady responding to a very simple OIA request. What is more Anita had been put through to her when she tried to enquire as how to go about the request without telling her what the request would be and Mrs Warburton explained to Anita in detail how to go about it.
So what she did was instruct Anita to write to her and she responded with a letter 19 days later while breaking the law with regards to OIA requests depending on Anita’s limited knowledge. She specifically broke the law’s section 13 which reads as follows;
Assistance: It is the duty of every department, Minister of the Crown, and organisation to give reasonable assistance to a person, who—
(a)wishes to make a request in accordance with section 12; or
(b)in making a request under section 12, has not made that request in accordance with that section; or
(c)has not made his request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority, -
to make a request in a manner that is in accordance with that section or to direct his request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority”.
So her response: “I have no grounds for believing that information is held by another department or minister in its/his or official capacity.” In fact lets zoom in even further “its/his or official capacity” - is disingenuous at a bare minimum but also in contravention of the law with regards to OIA’s.
Not only that but with this answer she also gives away who she might have approached for an answer if she had followed the law. No less than the Prime Minister, John Key would have been obliged to answer that question honestly if she had followed the law and forwarded the OIA request to him.
Ben Vidgen in his piece details his research in to the right to own property in the US if not a US citizen and there clearly is space for foreigners to own property in the US under certain conditions which for a rich man like John Key can easily be met so owning a place in Hawaii is not necessarily an indication he might be a dual citizen.
Please honour the content and not Ben’s writing style. Dyslexia is a horrible affliction and ridiculing him for his writing rather than taking in the content says more about those doing the ridiculing than Ben’s sharp investigative mind!
One word of warning: If John Key has double citizenship he might not be breaking New Zealand law although I would love to hear from someone about this who is in the know but he may very well be breaking US law which states clearly that US citizens are not allowed to serve in or conspire with foreign governments.
I think that Anita raised a valid question. I think the New Zealand population has a right to an answer. If John Key has sworn allegiance to another country we should know. Especially with New Zealand turning into the 51 state of the US at an alarming rate it might very well be us who have to fear betrayal if John Key does have dual citizenship and not the US.
So here is what you can do:
You can write a freedom of information request:
Here is a sample to copy and paste as written by Ben Vidgen:
To the Ministry of Justice (email@example.com),
To the Ministry of Immigration (Street address:15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand).
To Ministry of Internal Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Under the official information Act 1982 (the Act) I seek information as to whether the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key, holds dual US citizenship and Or is a citizen of the United States.
As pursuant to the Act I require this question is answered within twenty working days, in accordance with section 13 of the Act (“to make a request in a manner that is in accordance with that section or to direct his request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority”)..
In accordance with Ombudsman Act 1975 I seek assistance in the Ministry of Justice’s refusal to answer an Official Information Act made 27 September, by Anita Bocchino, to the Ministry of Justice and replied on October 13 (subsequently released for public dissemination by Anita Bocchino), as follows;
“Dear Ms Bocchhino
Thanks you for your email of 27 September 2014 requesting under the official information Act 1982 (the Act) information about the Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key. You asked whether Mr Key holds dual US citizenship and is also a citizen of the United States.
I am refusing to answer your question under section 18(g) of the act on the basis that the ministry does not hold this information and we have no grounds for believing that information is held by another department or minister in its/his or official capacity.
Tania Warburton Acting Chief Legal Counsel”.
I believe in accordance with the Electoral Act (Ministry of Internal Affairs), the Immigration Act, the Official Information Act, the reply is in incorrect, misleading and contravene Section 13 of the Official Information Act 1982.
Your assistance in this matter and getting the required ministry or bodies to answer this OIA, in accordance with the Act, would be greatly Appreciated.
Yours Sincerely (insert name).
UPDATED:See this response from the Justice Department with regards to an explanation as to why they refused the request. It seems fanciful that the Department of Internal Affairs - that issues passports, would not be aware of the immigration status of any New Zealand citizen.
John Key: “You Want To Spy? You Make The “Business” Plan, I’ll Change The Law!” September 16 2014 | From: AotearoaAWiderPerspective
When David Farrar on Kiwi blog alleges that Sir Bruce Ferguson Agrees with John Key and that the GCSB never collected whole sale data on all New Zealanders and that is saying something because Ferguson is not a fan of the Prime Minister and therefor it must mean Kim Dotcom, Glen Greenwald and Snowden must be full of shit he is doing what he has alwasy done: Lying Spinning.
You see, Sir Bruce Ferguson was the GCSB chef until 2011. By the time the GCSB illegally spied on Kim Dotcom he had left the building and it was Hugh Wolfensohn who was acting director at the time who had “authorized” the illegal probes. Not just on Kim Dotcom but also on around 80 other New Zealanders.
What Snowden is testifying too is the fact that John Key presided over the development of a “Business” plan for whole sale data collection in 2012 AFTER Sir Bruce Ferguson had left and before the date of 8 May 2013 at which John Key presented the change in law required to enable wholesale spying legally
Mr Key said cyber attacks in 2011 led the Cabinet to approve an investigation into wider cyber protection which he stopped in March 2013.
Wider cyber protection I hope you will agree with me is just a spin name for wholesale spying on an entire population.
Leading up to the “Moment of truth” event John Key at first denied that there was wholesale data gathering going but that is not the issue here.
The issue is that the Prime minister of this country was involved in organizing wholesale spying on his population by a FOREIGN and very controversial spying agency (NSA) with the help of a NSA financed group (GCSB) to whom he appointed a hand picked dare I say it HENCHMAN and former schoolmate Ian Fletcher in what Sir Bruce Ferguson said was a very disturbing manner at a time this was highly illegal and without telling his population.
He also told his population that there would be not way the amendment to the law would enable anybody to collect wholesale data while he knew very well that it would.
The amendment was passed under urgency which is essentially a very nasty way of bullying laws into existence without due process in the manner used by the National party.
You have to ask yourself the question as to why John Key who came here to help New Zealand or so he said, made it possible for foreign intelligence gatherers to collect large amounts of data from people who are not accused of being engaged in any criminal activities. It is clearly not in New Zealand’s interest to have their privacy being invaded in such a wholesale manner.
In Holland we have a saying: U vraagt, wij draaien. It essentially stands for: you tell me what you want me to do and I’ll jump. The question is who asked and who did John Key jump for?
Justice Minister Collins Caught Lying - On Her Last Chance Says Key August 20 2014 | From: NationalBusinessReview
Justice Minister Judith Collins is on her last chance, Prime Minister John Key says.
Comment: A somewhat ironic situation of pot-calling-kettle-black over blatant lying on a criminal scale - but hey it couldn't have happened to a nicer, more deserving person.
Lame: New Zealand Justice Minister Judith Collins is targeting companies who publish photos without permission that have been sourced from the internet
Mr Key’s comment came after the new screen shots were posted by Whaledump, who claims to be the source of the stolen emails and documents that form the basis of Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics. The hacker's latest posts to Twitter include an email in which Ms Collins sends Cameron Slater phone contacts for Internal Affairs official Simon Pleasants.
Ms Collins has previously said she only forwarded Mr Slater the civil servant’s job title.
On his Whale Oil blog, Mr Slater accused Mr Pleasants of leaking details of Bill English's accommodation allowance to Labour in 2009. Mr Pleasants denied leaking the information, and said he received death threats following his "outing".
"I think the passing of the private information, in terms of phone numbers, was unwise, it was unwise of a minister. Look in the end it's one of those things,"Mr Key told journalists at a stand up press conference after the Maori King’s anniversary event in Ngaruawahia.
"What she's on is on her last chance after what happened last time. But at the end of the day she's also subjected to a left-wing smear campaign. And people will actually see that as well for what it is."
Labour leader David Cunliffe said Ms Collins had violated her judicial responsibilities, and that civil servants could not function effectively if “they fear the political layer of the day they can’t provide free and frank advice.”
Another final warning
Five months ago, after the Oravida controversy, the PM said Ms Collins was on her “final warning”.
In May, the Justice Minister went on a week’s leave after first accusing reporter Katie Bradford of requesting help for her (then) husband’s bid to get into Police College, then apologising and withdrawing the accusation.
English distances himself from Collins
Pundits are split on whether Mr Key will risk sanctioning Ms Collins ahead of the September 20 election. But at least one of her colleagues is already distancing himself from the Justice Minister.
Talking to reporters after his pre-election economic and fiscal update yesterday, Finance Minister Bill English said it was not his style to leak information to bloggers and he wouldn't do it.
""It's not a style I like. I don't participate in it. I wouldn't do it - it's not my style of politics, it's certainly not John Key's style,” Mr English said.
NZ Kauri Sent To China In Black Gold Rush September 4 2014 | From: 3News
Kauri logs that have been preserved for tens of thousands of years are now being sold offshore by the shipload. These irreplaceable treasures are going mostly to China in a black gold rush.
One massive yard just outside Whangarei is leased by Oravida Kauri Limited – a subsidiary of dairy exporter Oravida Limited.
A director of both companies is
David Wong-Tung, the husband of [ex] Justice Minister Judith Collins.
The timber in the yard is estimated to be worth at least $50 million.
No other country in the world has anything like New Zealand's Kauri to offer.
After felling the forests, then digging up the kauri gum, out comes black gold that is worth more and more every day. It mostly heads to China.
"It’s rape and pillage on a grand scale," says Dr John Allen, a geologist and member of the Northland Environmental Protection Society.
There is little wonder perhaps that the industry’s bitter disputes have boiled over into violence.
It is the story of a gold rush, with all the usual drama – effectively mining a valuable and finite resource and selling it to the highest bidder – in this case, China.
Swamp kauri exporter Gary Beckham says the attraction for the Chinese is the amazing age of the timber.
"This piece of wood here is probably between 35,000 and 45,000 years old; the maximum age is about 110,000 years old," says Mr Beckham.
"In the yard at the moment there’s probably about $1 million worth of wood stock sitting here ready for processing. I think there’s definitely a rush on, definitely."
Judith Collins Resigns As New Serious Fraud Office Allegations Emerge August 30 2014 | From: NewZealandHerald
Ms Collins has confirmed she is resigning as a Minister from Cabinet.
"A new allegation has come to light from an email conversation from 2011 between Cameron Slater and others suggesting I was undermining the then Director of the Serious Fraud Office,"she said in a statement.
"I was not party to this email or discussion and have only today been made aware of it."
She strongly denied the claim and any suggestion of inappropriate behaviour.
"I am restrained in clearing my name while I am still a Minister inside Cabinet and I believe the right thing to do is to resign as a Minister so I am able to clear my name."
"I have asked the Prime Minister for an Inquiry into these serious allegations so that my name can be cleared. I will, of course, cooperate with any Inquiry."
The Latest WhaleDump: The Hotchin Files September 4 2014 | From: Blogs / NationalBusinessReview
More substantive previous tweets by @Whaledump have led to new questions about the actions of various players in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics, including Mr Slater, ex-Justice Minister Judith Collins, Mark Hotchin, former PM staffer Jason Ede, Food & Grocery Council CEO Katherine Rich and PR operator Carrick Graham.
Prime Minister Is Lying Over Nicky Hager's SIS Allegation - Phil Goff August 17 2014 | From: NationalBusinessReview
Labour front bencher Phil Goff says Prime Minister John Key is lying over allegations involving the SIS made in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics.
The book claims Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was tipped off to ask the Security Intelligence Service for confidential documents about a briefing Mr Goff was given in 2011 (after controvesy over whether the then Labour leader had been briefed, or not, over an affair involving alleged spying by Israeli backpackers).
Mr Key says he didn’t have anything to do with the briefing papers being handed over afer an Official Information Act request, and that he didn’t speed up the process.
Asked if he took the PM at his word, Mr Goff replied;
"No. I regret to have to say that, but the prime minister’s lying. Every OIA request to the SIS will go across John Key’s desk. Now, there’s some other factors that are pertinent to this. I was rung up by the head of the SIS to say he’d had an OIA release and he was telling me that he was going to release it.
I said, ‘Who’s it from?’ He said, ‘A Mr Slater.’ I said, ‘What’s his first name?’ ‘Cameron Slater.’ I said, ‘You know who Cameron Slater is, don’t you?’ ‘Oh, yes, I do.’ ‘When did you get it?’ ‘I got it today.’ ‘When are you intending to release it?’ ‘Today’.
That is unheard of. I’ve been in politics for 30 years. I don’t know of anyone who has had an OIA returned in less than 20 days, and I don’t know anybody that’s got an OIA released from the SIS in that way."
When The Nation interviewer Lisa Owen put it to Mr Goff that , "You were in a war of words with [then SIS head Warren] Tucker at that time. It was clear that there was a degree of animosity there. Wouldn’t it be in his interest to get that information out to embarrass you?", he replied:
"Warren Tucker is a civil servant. As head of the SIS he does nothing that is inconsistent with what John Key or whoever is prime minister of the day asks him to do.
Other people, including the Dominion Post and Radio New Zealand, put in identical OIAs. They did not receive that for a long time. The fact that Slater received this is clearly under instruction from John Key, and it’s disingenuous of him to deny that. It’s dishonest."
The Birth Certificate Odyssey
The Truth About Birth Certificates and their Relation to Corporations, Uniform Commercial Code, Taxation and the Global Banking System
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Would you be surprised to know that you are traded as collateral on the New York Stock Exchange by way of your birth certificate?
Your birth documentation should be straightforward and transparent, however it soon becomes the most complex and secretive paper trail imaginable.
This alone suggests a long history of corruption.
This 15 page PDF document details the history and particulars of birth certificates, the 'Strawman', Uniform Commercial Code, Maritime Law, 'Human Resources' and the shadowy globalist organisations that have their influence over everyone on the planet.
Finally, there are step by step instructions showing how you can look up your own bonds as traded on the New York Stock Exchange by way of your birth certificate.
TPP To Live On In Other Acronyms Even If It Fails: Groser June 7 2014 | From: Scoop
The negotiated positions of parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will be crucial in developing other free trade pacts that are either emerging or on the table now, even if the current negotiations fail, says International Trade Minister Tim Groser.
Speaking in the Philippines as part of a business delegation in the capital, Manila, Groser said the TPP negotiations were now "at a crucial stage", but that if the talks were to fail, the developments they achieved would still prove useful for the ultimate liberalised trade zone, the Free Trade Area in the Asia-Pacific, otherwise known as FTAAP.
Groser described an era of "competitive liberalisation" in which many of the parties to the TPP negotiations might still pursue trade liberalisation through the Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP.
“The rules negotiations are extremely advanced," said Groser of the TPP negotiations.
That includes in the contentious area of intellectual property, along with e-commerce, new rules for state-owned enterprises, competition policy, government procurement, and the movement of businesspeople "as part of a Services outcome."
Only market access issues remained, and it was not possible to "sign off 21st century rules and ignore 20th century unresolved market access issues", many of them in agriculture.
“The 'TPP bus', if we complete the negotiation, will carry on to other destinations in the Asia Pacific," said Groser.
"Though TPP may yet still stumble if governments finally lack the courage to take the final decisive decisions to confront their highly protected sectors, there is every reason to believe TPP will be the decisive influence in creating the entire FTAAP."
The other "mega-regional deal" in play is between the US and Europe, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.
The RCEP initiative represents an alternative to the TPP negotiations but includes the huge emerging economies of both China and India, neither of which are part of TPP, while leaving out the US and taking in all of ASEAN, Japan and Australasia.
"If TPP falters, RCEP, either in its current full form or some 'slimmed down' version is likely to take leadership of the process of Asia Pacific integration," Groser said.
John Banks Found Guilty In Kim Dotcom Donations Case June 5 2014 | From: NBR
John Banks had denied knowingly receiving campaign donations from Kim Dotcom. Not even his knights of Malta cross could help Banks, The Masons call it getting thrown the sour grape.
John Banks says he is surprised and disappointed by a guilty verdict against him delivered today.
The MP, found guilty of filing a false electoral return, gave a brief statement outside court today about the verdict delivered by Justice Ed Wylie.
Mr Banks, facing a media scrum of about 30, referenced a 1930s song, saying in life a little rain must fall.
Rain is still falling on him, he told media outside the Auckland High Court.
Mr Banks says his legal team will review the decision and consider all options.
He was found guilty of ‘‘transmitting a return of electoral expenses knowing that it was false in a material particular.’’
The charge relates to entries on the electoral returns for Banks’ failed 2010 Auckland Super City mayoral campaign.
The Crown alleges Mr Banks knew that a $15,000 donation was from SkyCity and two $25,000 donations were from Kim Dotcom. The donations were recorded as anonymous on a signed declaration.
Mr Banks now faces a fine of up to $10,000 and/or two years in jail. His next court appearance for sentence is scheduled August 1.
Having been found guilty of an offence punishable by prison, he will now have to resign his seat, whether or not he is actually sent to prison. His one out would be if he was discharged without conviction.
Justice Wylie told the court he believed the evidence of Dotcom witnesses in the John Banks' trial.
Scrap Foreign Investment Rules, For Country's Sake – Think Tank May 1 2014 | From: NBR
We need to beware of globalist-aligned 'think tanks' that are staffed by the local leadership of multi-national corporations who attempt to coerce people that throwing away barriers to international investment is a good thing. It only serves the globalist fascists and their agenda - at the espense of the people.
A think tank [ The New Zealand Initiative ] has called for restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) to be removed, saying the country risks driving away overseas capital that could otherwise be invested in business.
[It should be noted that this 'think tank' evolved out of a merger of the New Zealand Business Round Table and the New Zealand Institute. Business round table groups are a long established vehicle of the Illuminati; with such 'round table' organisations being present in many countries].
The report, Open for Business: Removing the barriers to foreign investment, is the final in The New Zealand Initiative’s series on FDI regulation. It says New Zealand has an overly restrictive regulatory structure on inward capital flows, particularly relating to rural land.
The Overseas Investment Act 2005 requires overseas investors to prove they are of good character, willing to provide an ongoing financial commitment, as well as demonstrate their business acumen and experience. They also must become residents in New Zealand in order to acquire any rural land over five hectares – rural land covers 99.2% of the country’s land area.
"One of the curiosities is that the 'home country' [the UK] doesn't have any opposition to foreigners buying land, the US has no screening programme and post-purchase rules only," co-author Bryce Wilkinson told the launch event in Auckland.
[Is it not blatantly obvious what a stupid approach this is - and just because another country has already started to retard it's safeguards against multi-national interests, this is an argument that New Zealand should too?]
"We want to have a public debate about thether there is an issue of substance about foreign investment. It's hard to find a solution to an unidentified problem."
In their report, Dr Wilkinson and researcher Khyaati Acharya say New Zealand already has a robust set of laws relating to immigration, business activity and financial and national security that are not enhanced by the additional protections provided by the act.
The OECD ranks New Zealand as having one of the most restrictive FDI environments in the developed world.
“Foreign investors in New Zealand employ people, and contribute to the economy and increase our tax base. They are a benefit to our country but we subject them to the most onerous bureaucratic hurdles," Dr Wilkinson says.
“If similar restrictions were placed on New Zealanders investing overseas, we would be outraged, and yet we have no qualms at using this double-standard at home.”
More specific recommendations are to:
Eliminate the general prior approval screening requirement;
Amend the act to recognise the gain to the New Zealand vendor as a national benefit;
Narrow the definition of sensitive land; and
Abolish the requirement to demonstrate business acumen or financial commitment.
[ Seriously, do these points not raise alarm bells? -
"Evidence of a political and financial spider's web involving Cabinet Ministers, millionaire businessmen, senior journalists and newspaper editors in a plan to manipulate public opinion has emerged in a pile of explosive documents leaked to Investigate magazine. The documents, pictured on the following pages, show tentacles of influence spreading out from New Zealand Business Roundtable CEO Roger Kerr across virtually all the main sectors of NZ society."
Princeton Researchers Conclude United States Political System Has Been Almost Completely Usurped
April 22 2014 | From: Infowars
A recent scientific study by Princeton and Northwestern universities, which has gone somewhat under reported in the mainstream media, concludes that the US is now a fully fledged oligarchy.
The paper, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens, notes that America is no longer even a Democracy, which begs the question, how far removed is the country from being the Republic envisioned and painstakingly established by Benjamin Franklin and the founding fathers.
“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence,” the study notes.
In other words, powerful elites have taken over the country and effectively run the government, it is official. Of the people, by the people, for the people is now a thing of the distant past. The research undertaken by the universities included the study of close to two thousand government policies enacted over a 21 year period between 1981 and 2002.
Using a framework of political models – Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic Elite Domination, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism – researchers found that the majority of those US policies were specifically designed to benefit wealthy elites.
This is by the far the most important interview to watch BEFORE the New Zealand election.
The truth about New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key will make your draw drop.
In 1995 John Key became Merrill Lynch's Head of Asian foreign exchange in Singapore, where later in that same year he was promoted to the Head of Foreign Exchange of Merrill Lynch Global in London.
He was also Head of Bonds and Derivatives, Merill Lynch (around 2001 - according to his own website).
Key was a Member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the New York Federal Reserve Bank from 1999 to 2001.
Membership is by appointment only.
Secret Trade Agreement Covering 68 Percent Of World Services Published By WikiLeaks June 21 2014| From: RT
The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Fifty countries around the globe have already signed on to the Trade in Service Agreement, or TISA, including the United States, Australia and the European Union. Despite vast international ties, however, details about the deal have been negotiated behind closed-doors and largely ignored by the press.
In a statement published by the group alongside the leaked draft this week, WikiLeaks said “proponents of TISA aim to further deregulate global financial services markets,” and have participated in “a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre” by working secretly on a deal that covers more than 68 percent of world trade in services, according to the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research.
Touting the deal earlier this year, the United States Chamber of Commerce said a successful TISA agreement would benefit America’s services industry and its 96 million, or 84 percent, of the nation’s private sector workers.
“As its chief goals, the TISA should expand access to foreign markets for US service industries and ensure they receive national and most-favored nation treatment,” the chamber said of the deal in February.
“It should also lift foreign governments’ sectoral limits on investment in services," “eliminate regulatory inconsistencies that at times loom as trade barriers” and “prohibit restrictions on legitimate cross‐border information flows and bar local infrastructure mandates relating to data storage.”
WikiLeaks warns that this largely important trade deal has been hardly discussed in public, however, notwithstanding evidence showing that the policy makers involved want to establish rules that would pertain to services used by billions worldwide.
UPDATE: "I simply do not recall writing that letter," David Cunliffe said at a 1.45pm stand-up press conference at Parliament.
The Labour leader also faced needling in the House. Finance Minister Bill English asked during general debate: "How do we know one of the donors [to David Cunliffe's secret trust for donations to his leadership campaign] is not Mr Donghua Liu?"
EARLIER: Labour leader David Cunliffe is coming under further pressure after documents show he lobbied for Chinese migrant and political donor Donghua Liu.
The New Zealand Herald is reporting it has a letter which shows Mr Cunliffe advocated for Mr Liu to be granted residency in New Zealand — contradicting earlier denials of having had anything to do with the wealthy Chinese migrant and serial political donor. (See letter attached below.)
National minister Maurice Williamson was forced to resign eight weeks ago after it emerged he had called the police about Mr Liu’s charges for assault against a woman. Mr Liu had been a large National Party donor at the last election.
It transpired that before the change of government in 2008 Mr Liu was also a large donor to the Labour Party, although some of these donations do not appear to have been recorded by Labour.
Mr Cunliffe earlier this week denied helping Mr Liu or advocating for him to be granted residency, saying he had never met him.
The latest gaffe from Mr Cunliffe follows weeks of bad polling. He is performing lower as preferred prime minister than predecessor David Shearer ever did, and Labour has failed to make any major inroads into National’s lead.
More accusations are likely this afternoon in Parliament: as well as question time which starts at 2pm there is the bi-monthly general debate, in which members of Parliament can raise any issue they like.
If any National MP has further revelations to make against Mr Cunliffe, they are likely to be made this afternoon under parliamentary privilege.
Privatisation Is A Ramp For Corruption And Insouciance Is A Ramp For War
April 20 2014 | From: PaulGraigRoberts
Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare.
Most privatizations, such as those that have occurred in France and UK during the neoliberal era, and in Greece today and Ukraine tomorrow, are lootings of public assets by politically-connected private interests.
Another form of privatization is to turn traditional government functions, such as prison operation and many supply functions of the armed services, such as feeding the troops, over to private companies at a large increase in cost to the public.
Essentially, the libertarian ideology is used to provide lucrative public contracts to a few favored persons who then reward the politicians. This is called “free enterprise.”
The privatization of prisons in the US is an example of the extraordinary cost and injustice of privatization. Privatization of prisons requires ever higher rates of incarceration in order to build profitability. The US, supposedly “a land of liberty” has by far the highest incarceration rates of all countries. The “free” US has not only the highest percentage of its population in prison but also the highest absolute number. “Authoritarian” China with four times the US population has fewer citizens in prison.
The Sky City Conference Centre / Poker Machine Debacle: Not an Isolated
Event - It is Iconic in Terms of the Corruption Flooding New Zealand
and the Rest of the Globe
18 April 2012 | From AoteaAWiderPerspective
Sky city is not an isolated event, it is iconic for the corruption flooding New Zealand and the rest of the globe
Sky City gambling palace is what it is; a shiny seductive trap to scam
people out of their hard earned money with the promise of a good time
and the chance to win some money. Everybody knows that 99.9% of all
people gambling go home a great deal of money lighter and possibly
closer to a bankruptcy or trouble at home.
It’s owners are like drug pushers. They seduce, corrupt and suck the life out of their victims.
It doesn’t make a jot of difference whether it happens on a street
corner or in a posh ritzy place or if it happens in the plush seductive
offices of an “investment” banker specialised in classy sounding
The selling of those instruments requires the same predatory mentality the result is the same.
Financially broken people, institutions, countries and a broken global financial system are the end result.
So why anybody should be incensed to find John Key embroiled in the
shady deals surrounding the pokies of the Sky City gambling den is
beyond me because that is
what dealers in vices do! They get together to monopolise their ability to scam their victims.
Ireland, Banksters and Merrill Lynch Or Why John Key Has No Place In Kiwi Politics
April 14 2012 | From AotearoaAWiderPerspective
In Ireland the people are paying for their banks gambles. John Key once
said he thought that Ireland was a great example of where he would like
to take New Zealand and he should know. He was deeply involved in the
derivatives trade and in the process of moving large sums to Ireland on behalf of Merrill Lynch in Ireland now crippling the Ireland population.
is an interview with John Perkins, a self confessed economic hitman
talking about Ireland and what they should do about the debt they can
never pay off.
Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy
April 13 2014 | From: PaulCraigRoberts
How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history.
There is no democracy whatsoever. Voting is a mask for rule by a few powerful interest groups. In two 21st century rulings (Citizens United and McCutcheon), the US Supreme Court has ruled that the purchase of the US government by private interest groups is merely the exercise of free speech. These rulings allow powerful corporate and financial interests to use their money-power to elect a government that serves their interests at the expense of the general welfare.
The control private interests exercise over the government is so complete that private interests have immunity to prosecution for crimes. At his retirement party on March 27, Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutor James Kidney stated that his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other “banks too big to fail” were blocked by superiors who “were focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service.
” The SEC’s top brass, Kidney said, did not “believe in afflicting the comfortable and powerful.” In his report on Kidney’s retirement speech, Eric Zuesse points out that the Obama regime released false statistics in order to claim prosecutions that did not take place in order to convince a gullible public that Wall Street crooks were being punished.
Democracy and freedom require an independent and aggressive media, an independent and aggressive judiciary, and an independent and aggressive Congress. The United States has none of the above.
The US media consistently lies for the government. Reuters continues to report, falsely, that Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. The Washington Post ran an obviously false story planted on the paper by the Obama regime that the massive protests in former Russian territories of Ukraine are “rent-a-mobs” instigated by the Russian government.
John Key our bankster Prime Minister and his National government do not
want to tell us what is in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I
suggest to you that while it would be better to know what we are being
sold for so we can refuse out right, the secrecy our public servants
owners use to push through unfavourable neo-colonial policies will be
our legal ground upon which we can declare the trade agreement null and
void in the future.
Will this be easy? Well the fact that for the second time in a short period American soldiers/marines are training Kiwi soldiers might indicate that our owners may not be convinced of our compliance with their pending dictates.
Relax And Do Some Yoga, Moscow Tells Sanctions-Waving US Leaders
April 9 2014 | From: RT
Russia’s barrage of sarcastic comments to the Obama administration, which is seeking to impose sanctions to change Moscow’s stance on Ukraine, has been enriched with a piece of advice to relax and look for inner tranquility.
Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square in Moscow (RIA Novosti/Yu. Levyant)
The comments came from Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who was speaking with Interfax news agency about the worst period of tension between Russia and the US over the past two decades.
“The American leadership is apparently stuck, and they just can’t accept the new situation, which arose to a great degree as a result of the deliberate effort of the US and their European allies to bring anti-Russian forces to power in Ukraine,” the diplomat stated.
“What can we advise our American colleagues to do? Spend more time outdoors, do some yoga, have healthy food, probably, watch more comedy series on TV. That would be better than working yourselves and others up, knowing that the train is already departed and that no tantrums, crying and hysterics can help,”he added.
Ryabkov was referring to a string of US sanctions against Russia, which harmed low-level interactions between American and Russian officials, but have no effect whatsoever on Russia’s foreign policy.
The sanctions are a response to Moscow’s acceptance of Crimea, a former Ukrainian region, as a new part of Russia. Crimea held a referendum and voted to declare independence from Kiev and join Russia, following an armed coup in the Ukrainian capital.
The public part of the sanctions, which include travel bans and foreign assets freezes, targets Russian politicians and businessmen, who the US considers part of President Putin’s inner circle. So far, sanctions have only managed to provoke sarcastic requests from Russian politicians, not included in the US blacklist, to add them as well.
The less-publicized part of the sanctions includes severing cooperation with Russia in many spheres, from trade talks to space exploration. Those seem to avoid areas, where the US would be hurt by such a breakup, like the delivery of NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Russian spacecraft, or Russian transit of NATO’s military shipments to Afghanistan.
Genesis Fire Sale: Asset Sales Net Under $5billion
March 28 2014 | From: Scoop
Ignore the bipartisan spin - But could anyone that does not have their eyes painted on; and who was not sucked into the disgusting mainstream media line - possibly not have seen this as the desired outcome all along?
It's called ASSET STRIPPING.
The predictable next televised statement from John Key "Oh look, now........."
The last of National’s failed asset sales is yet another fire sale – with this time the Government ruining the books of Genesis,Labour’s SOE spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says.
“It is now official: National’s asset sales policy has failed. At the last election John Key promised Kiwis the sales would raise between $5 billion and $7 billion.
This is the infrastructure that was already supposedly owned by the people of new Zealand, not the Corporate Government that the clammy banker Prime Sinister is selling off for cents on the dollar. It has happened over and over again...
“Selling Genesis off at $1.55 a share will raise little more than $700 million, leaving John Key more than $300 million dollars short of his $5 billion to $7 billion asset sales target. That’s failure by any standards, especially given Morningstar valued 50 per cent of Genesis at $900 million.
“The brokerage, legal and PR fees run into well over $100 million.
“Asset sales were mad economics driven by political vanity. To top it off the Government has used the sales as a slush fund, linking them to every new policy while spending it on the likes of failed SOE Solid Energy, advertising materials for the sales themselves, more money for the failing UFB project and the bonus scheme for Mighty River Power.
“National promised the sales would pay for new assets. Instead they have been used to pay for the Government’s mistakes.
“National’s other broken promise was to put Mum and Dad investors at the front of the queue. Now we know that just nine per cent of shares are going to normal Kiwi families – the rest are going to institutions here and overseas.
“John Key promised the world to Kiwis from asset sales. Kiwis trusted him then – they will be much more cautious now,” Clayton Cosgrove says.
New Zealand Eyes Free Trade Deal With EU, Key Says
March 26 2014 | From: NBR
New Zealand and the European Union will look at ways to deepen their relationship, which may lead to a free trade deal, Prime Minister John Key says.
The EU, which covers 28 states in Europe, has opened the door for a free trade agreement for the first time, among options to deepen its trade and economic relationship with New Zealand to consider over the coming year. Key met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman van Rompuy during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.
"This is a significant development. We've always said a free trade agreement is the obvious next step," Key said. "We're not there yet, but the issue is now on the agenda - and that's a step forward. We're going to come back to this in 2015 to take decisions on what to do next."
New Zealand lifted exports to the EU 3.7 percent to $4.72 billion in the year ended Jan. 31, while imports from the region rose 11 percent to $8.2 billion in the same period, according to government figures.
The EU will also upgrade its diplomatic mission in Wellington, New Zealand with its first resident ambassador.
The overtures come as New Zealand deepens its economic relations in Asia and China in particular. New Zealand is engaged in two pan-Asia free trade negotiations, the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Treasury Head Of Asset Sales John Crawford Calls It Quits
March 25 2014 | From: NBR
The head of the Treasury unit in charge of the partial privatisation process is leaving to pursue roles in the private sector on the eve of the last of the four asset sales undertaken over the past 13 months.
Image credit: Liberation.typepad.com
John Crawford will leave the Treasury at the end of this week after almost six years as a public servant and told Business Desk he had looked for but not found other opportunities in the public sector.
Genesis shares will be priced at the end of this week and list on the NZX and ASX on April 17.
Crawford initially served in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet first under Prime Minister Helen Clark and then John Key.
He headed the reintegration of the Crown Operating Monitoring Unit, formerly a standalone entity known as the Crown Company Monitoring and Advisory Unit, into the Treasury, and was placed in charge of the transactions arm of the unit.
That led him not only into the privatisation process, but also into the management of the Crown's interest in the receivership of collapsed finance company South Canterbury Finance and the rescue package for the state-owned coal miner Solid Energy...
...Prior to joining DPMC and then Treasury, Crawford worked in corporate advisory roles at Boston Consulting Group and in merchant banking for Deutsche Bank in New Zealand.
Well ladies and gentlemen it’s here thanks to the New World Order and its radical laws under Agenda 21; set to control a wide range of resources. This includes a worldwide identification system, in different countries like USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India. The globalist ID concept that has incarnated itself in New Zealand as "RealMe" will affect everyone rich and poor; including you!
RealMe is a fully operational Online ID for everyone, and of course Work and Income have gladly been the first ones to implement this ID from its inception, forcing everyone who wants an online account to sign up.
It seems to me that WINZ clients are always at the receiving end of some new implementation, restricting freedom. Also information from a reliable source told me they were forced to sign up to RealMe if they wanted to do an online tertiary course, and apply for a student loan online.
According to a pamphlet I collected at my local Post Shop it states the following: “If you want to do anything important online, like getting a new bank account or a copy of your birth certificate, you need to head down to your local branch with identity documents. Not ideal when you’re busy...
Below is a screen shot of the RealMe ID application landing page on the New Zealand post website at:nzpost.co.nz
...The New Zealand government and New Zealand Post have created the RealMe service to help solve this problem. RealMe is the easy and secure way to prove who you are online. It will soon make applying for things on the internet simpler, faster, and easier with participating organisations”.
To an un-aware mind, this all sounds great! Who wouldn’t love a much simpler way for proving who you are online nationwide? All perks aside, warning bells should be ringing in your ears.
This sounds like the same thing that Nazi Germany was doing back in the 40’s, yet this ID is very similar to the American biometrics system that will identify who I am, to many organisations, institutions, banks and more, according to the official organisation list on the RealMe website.
Below is a screen shot of the key content from the "About RealMe" page on the RealMe website:
Where on earth did RealMe come from?
Our government has made this 'thing' appear without any official warning or transparency, however stated by a RealMe article this is all in aid of the new ‘Anti-Laundering’ bill that has been passed.
This ID system has only just begun, yet by the end of the year (2014) we will see it being more fully implemented and it could even be used as ID for offline measures. Importantly, in light of the latest NSA Whistleblower reports, it is safe to say that this type of ID cannot be proven to be 100% secure.
Given the wider context and implications of the implementation of a "National Identification" system such as this (and the general awareness level of the public at large) it is apparent that not a lot of people in New Zealand will 'get' the concept enough to question it, let aloe be aware enough to figure out how evil this thing really is.
The New Zealand Government: A United States SEC Registered Corporation
Why A Corporation May Not Legally Govern; Corporatised Governments of Other Countries
& An Investigation into the Reserve Bank of New Zealand 'Corporation'
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Would you be surprised to discover that a company with the same name as your country is registered with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington DC?
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has the government of New Zealand registered as a corporation under the name of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND.
This PDF research paper provides the detail and evidence for this and other associated facts; such as why New Zealand government agencies and departments are registered with the United States Securities and Exchange commission, Dun & Bradstreet and the New York Stock Exchange.
This paper also delves into the relevant legalse terminology, implications of the TPP, the quandry of government departments that seem to obfuscate reality - and a conclusion which does it's best to clarify the ridiculous contradictions of the Reserve Bank and the central banking system in general.
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another Kiwi gets it. Clutha river is also on the block for more
destruction and dam building but what makes it clear in this article is
that just like with the planned West coast seabed mining, fracking, Christchurch's rebuilding monopoly of Fletcher all roads lead back to John Key's connection with Wall street and his spectacular and suspect rise in NZ politics.
NZ Asset Sales Policy Began On Wall Street
Key government's asset sales agenda is derived from the Washington
Consensus – a set of Wall Street-driven policies that were pronounced
dead after the global financial meltdown in 2008. The New Zealand
government, however, remains loyal to this failed ideology.
Why? The obvious link is Prime Minister John Key – a former investment
banker for Merrill Lynch, the world's largest brokerage failure.
most other countries, state asset sales have become a last resort on
the road to poverty and ruin, but for the Key government, asset sales
are “business as usual.”
So what's really behind asset sales?
All wealth extraction is facilitated by international and national
economic policies, coupled with the private banking system, which
together deliver benefits to the financial elite by transferring wealth
upward within and between nations.
state asset sales policy is just one of several reforms under the
Washington Consensus, a set of monetary and economic policies designed
to allow: the privatization of public resources and utilities, the
removal of barriers to foreign investment and ownership, the sale of
state assets, trade liberalization, deregulation, the lowering of
business taxes, and cuts to public services.
“free market” reforms are collectively termed neoliberalism. Simply,
they provide big business with improved legal access to markets and
Globalist Agenda Entities 'New Zealand Business Roundtable' and 'New
Zealand Institute' Merge to Form Super New "Liberterian" Think Tank
April 4 2012
Business 'roundtables' and think-tank institues, staffed by CEO's and
various central government lackeys have emerged worldwide and have been
outed to be little more than globalist / elitist fronts; ensuring that
the bidding of multinational corporations, controlling & banking
interests are implemented in every country possible.
"Leading the new organisation
will be German-born economist Oliver Hartwich, a research fellow at the
Australian Centre for Independent Studies, a Roundtable-equivalent
organisation that at one stage had operations in New Zealand."
A comprehensive introduction to the topic of such "think tanks" (and lobby groups) may be found here.
We would thoroughly recommend that you undertake your own research into
some of the key globalist think tanks that have been exposed:
The Tavistock Institute, The Council on Foreign Relations and The
Trilateral Commission being some of the most written about.
This type of organisation will always espouse a public facade 'agenda'
in order to detract from their actual hidden aims.
"The country's newest libertarian think tank, The New Zealand Initiative,
was launched last night in Wellington, merging the New Zealand Business
Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute into a new body to lobby for
pro-market economic and social policies."
You only need to look at the company and representative member lists and the CEO's and politicians who are 'invited' to join such
organisations to get a feel for the nefarious elitist / globalist
undertones. They are generally a bunch of illuminists or bought-off
'wannabes' who think they are actually 'made men' and as such have
become part of the elite - until such time as they are cast-off, as
inevitably will transpire when they have fulfilled and [often abruptly]
come to their useful end.
of a political and financial spider's web involving Cabinet Ministers,
millionaire businessmen, senior journalists and newspaper editors in a
plan to manipulate public opinion has emerged in a pile of explosive
documents leaked to Investigate magazine. The documents, pictured on
the following pages, show tentacles of influence spreading out from New
Zealand Business Roundtable CEO Roger Kerr across virtually all the
main sectors of NZ society."
- TheBriefingRoom.com referencing an Investigate Magazine story from 2008.
Some outstanding members of the new 'New Zealand Initiative'
organisation include: Former National Party Finance Minister Ruth
Richardson... Geoff Ricketts former director of Fay Richwhite merchant
bank... Roger Partridge chariman of law firm Bell Gully.
roundtable was founded in 1985 and was an early private sector advocate
of the economic reforms of the fourth Labour government. It was led
throughout its history by former Treasury economist Roger Kerr, who
died last year "
who is or has been a treasury economist (or Governor) of any [Federal
Reserve System - Rothschild] Reserve Bank must unequivocably be; by
definition an insider, and will know all too well of the true nature of
the faux legal and financial enslavement systems imposed upon the world
by the 'banksters'.
People in such positions have also developed a tendency of late, in
terms of moving on or resigning (including New Zealand Reserve Bank
'Governor' Alan Bollard). Over 450 key management figures within banking, finance and related industries have resigned worldwide over the last few months.
Whether this manifestation is the beginning "telegraph" signal of a
take down of the globalist cabal power structure -
or whether it is a 'playing dead' maneouver by the Khazarian
Illuminati, designed to fool the world whilst the powers that be
dispose of their expendable middle and lower management underlings -
before an even more sinister hand is played; remains to be seen.
Some of these people are probably very nice to their families and
friends. That does not mitigate the fact however, that they are, and
have been complicit in attempting to enslave and destroy the world as
part of a New World Order agenda that is so dark it is almost
incomprehensible to the average unaware person.
Today Labour’s broadcasting spokeswoman, Clare Curran pointed out that
John Key had a conflict of interest because he chaired a committee
which appointed his electorate chairman to the board of NZ On Air.
of course this is a real conflict of interest it is only one of many
and it should come as no surprise that John Key as the appointed NWO
stooge has his fingers in as many pies as psoobile to assure the
smoothest takeo ver of this country’s resources.
This is after all the last stand of TPTB and if they don’t get a hold
of our real world resources for their collapsing dollar they will never
(Or for a very long time) have that chance again.
So here are a few more conflicts of interest I would like to point out to you:
The National Bank Collects Tax for the New Zealand Government and its City Councils
February 15 2012 | From: AotearoaAWiderPerspective
year I was notified that if I did not pay my rates I Waikato council
would force National bank where I have my mortgage account to pay the
rates for me. This was a condition I was forced to signed when we
applied for our mortgage. I admit I was in arrears in paying my rates
but also annoyed about having to pay rent to the council on top of my
mortgage and while I don't object to paying our fair share of tax (we
do and willingly so even though our government is borrowing like hell
and the money doesn't go to good public works but instead to pay the
interest on the loans ) I decided to let it run its course.
two weeks ago I received a pleasant enough letter on a Friday from
National bank that they had indeed paid the rates for me as per
required by the 2003 act demanding that they do. No threads no warning
about what might occur should I refuse to pay, nothing.
response to this I send a fax on Wednesday to the arrears department of
the National bank requesting information as to what would happen if I
refused to pay the rates which I now owed to them. I received no
afternoon I received a telephone call from a lady who told me that I
was two weeks in arrears with my mortgage and that if I did not make
good on this within those two weeks they would start collecting
procedures. I told the lady that I thought that calling people to
threaten them on their Sunday was outrageous and that I send a letter
requesting her threat in writing to the arrears department. She told me
that she would send an email to my local bank and that they would
I will not wait for
this but fax them a written request for clarity myself. I intend to
build a paper trail so I can take the matter to the citizens and rate
payers association in Hamilton.
we will be able to make good on those payments so I presume this is
where it will stop for us at the moment but imagine a situation in
which someone has lost his job and is unable to find a new one because
he is unskilled or too old and him and his wife and two children live
on what his wife is able to make with a minimum wage of $ 13.50 working
at the checkout counter of Pack and Save? What if you have a conflict
with your local council and refuse to pay your rates because they
refuse to mend the road in front of your house or you pay twice as much
for water than people in another district in the same town?
fact in Raglan people who lived their whole live in a house their
ancestors build and which is on freehold and who have seen their rates
rise spectacularly because of the temporary house pricing boom of the
last fifteen years are being forced out of their properties because
their retirement funds don't suffice for paying their rates. these
people are than forced to take up residency elsewhere for which they
have to pay rent forcing them in a downward spiral and while there are
provisions in place to apply for exemption it seems no a lot of people
are knowledgeable enough or willing to beg for leniency.
let's go back to the whole “Forcing the bank to pay the tax” issue!
Since when has anybody ever been able to force a bank to do anything.
Most of all pay a private tax bill of one of its customers? And an
international giant bank at that.
if John Key our borrowing bankster Prime minister is told its payback
time by his international bankster mates and they decide the entire
population has to pay 30% tax or more while getting a 22% minimum wage cut ?
think that would happen? Well here is forbes actually writing about how
the Federal Reserve wants to devalue the international reserve currency with 33% .
that's your tax rise right there because if you think the price hikes
and the GST on food are anything other than the result of the
devaluation of the Reserve currency and price manipulation of the ultra
rich you are sadly mistaken especially since the price of oil has gone
down and not up at the point of origin.
here you have it: Your elected representatives have put an unelected
unaccountable International financial giant who can print money out of
nowhere between you and them and since there is simply no way for a
citizen to take an international bank to task the government and you
local council can use your private bank account as their personal ATM
machine while the bank can hold you to ransom with your house and
safety at stake. If this doesn't scare the shit out of you I don't know
Who Is Going To Be The Next Unelected Rothschild Representative Running Our Money Supply?
January 31st 2012 | From: AotearoaAWiderPerspective
Bollard who has been the unelected Rothschild representative running
this country’s money supply needs to be replaced apparently.
So here are the contenders. Anyone with knowledge about these
individuals such as connections with the trilateral commission or
Bilderbergers is cordially invited to leave links here.
Reserve Bank chairman Arthur Grimes or former central bank deputy
Murray Sherwin could be strong contenders to replace governor Alan
Bollard, who will step down later this year, former governor Don Brash
But there is likely to be a strong field to take on the $600,000-a-year job that Bollard, 60, is leaving after 10 years.
Here is an interview with Max Keiser in which the New Zealand Prime
minister is named as one of the international banker plants. Just in
case you still think that we are actually a democracy it is more and
more clear that Europe the US and Anglo Saxon countries such as New
Zealand are part of an oligarchical global system and it should come as
no surprise that like in the US and Europe that Oligarchical elite gets richer and richer while you and I get poorer and poorer.
Gisborne Council officials have already granted exploration consents to
Canadian oil companies without seeking public approval – or consulting
their own mayor.
Sunday Star-Times revealed two weeks ago that a joint-venture between
TAG Oil and Apache believed there was potential to build "thousands" of
onshore wells on the East Coast of the North Island and pump "billions
of barrels" of oil.
written by TAG said the area was "literally leaking oil and gas", and
the joint venture was prepared to undertake an "aggressive East Coast
District Council document, obtained by the Sunday Star-Times, reveals
officials have allowed some of the exploration developments without
giving the public opportunity to raise any objections.
thing not mentioned in this otherwise excellent article is the fact
that John Key has most of his paper wealth still in what is easily the
most corrupt and hated bank; Bank of America and is as such seriously
The Key government’s asset sales
agenda is derived from the Washington Consensus – a set of Wall
Street-driven policies that were pronounced dead after the global
financial meltdown in 2008. The New Zealand government, however,
remains loyal to this failed ideology.
Why? The obvious link is Prime Minister John Key – a former investment
banker for Merrill Lynch, the world’s largest brokerage failure.
In most other countries, state asset sales have become a last resort on
the road to poverty and ruin, but for the Key government, asset sales
are “business as usual.”
get all upset at the slightest suggestion of a foreign government
trying to influence our domestic law-making. The US government and
others do so to further their national interests. We now have the
mirror opposite situation.
I’d like to see
the NZ government work within accepted diplomatic boundaries to at
least express concerns at two US laws in the making- SOPA (Stop Online
Piracy Act before the House of Representatives) and PIPA or the PROTECT
IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft
of Intellectual Property Act before the Senate).
Not that expressing our concerns are going to make much of a
difference. These two Acts are typical examples of the corruption
destroying the United States’ democratic foundations that Lawrence
Lessig spoke about at last year’s NetHui. He was referring to laws
written by powerful corporates and expeditiously passed into law
With New Zealand being the least corrupt country in the world, we have
the moral right to do so. We need to stand up against the export of
corrupt US politics to democracies around the world. Lawrence Lessig
put it even more strongly- we have the duty to do so. Further, as I’ll
explain later in this post, our vital national interests are under
Bilderberg Chairman: ‘Bilderberg helped create the Euro’
Thursday, April 2, 2009
According to Belgian viscount and current Bilderberg-chairman Étienne
Davignon, the Euro was helped created by the Bilderberg Group in the
1990’s. He admitted this in an interview to the EUobserver online
newspaper on March 16 2009.