Countries Sign The TPPA: Whatever Happened To The 'Debate' We Were Promised Before Signing? March 18 2016 | From: TechDirt
In New Zealand there is a pathetic "Roadshow" PR excercise because of the 30,000 strong protesters that gridlocked Auckland city on the day of the globalists 'signing' of the TPPA - a protest that state-controlledTVNZ news said was only around 1,000 people.
The New Zealand Traitor Prime Sinister John Key is even pushing for the law changes the TPPA would enforce EVEN BEFORE ratification and says the law changes WILL NOT be undone if the TPPA fails ratification.
The stated purpose of this 90 day clock was in order to allow "debate" about the agreement. Remember, the entire agreement was negotiated in secret, with US officials treating the text of the document as if it were a national security secret (unless you were an industry lobbyist, of course).
So as a nod to pretend "transparency" there was a promise that nothing would be signed for 90 days after the text was actually released.
So... uh... what happened to that "debate"? It didn't happen at all. The TPP was barely mentioned at all by the administration in the last 90 days. Even during the State of the Union, Obama breezed past the TPP with a quick comment, even though it's supposedly a defining part of his "legacy."
But there's been no debate. Because there was never any intent for an actual debate. The 90 day clock was just something that was put into the process so that the USTR and the White House could pretend that there was more "transparency" and that they wouldn't sign the agreement until after it had been looked at and understood by the public.
Of course, the signing is a totally meaningless bit of theater. The real fight is over ratification.
The various countries need to ratify the TPP for the agreement to go into effect. Technically, the TPP will enter into force 60 days after all signers ratify it... or, if that doesn't happen, within two years if at least six of the 12 participant countries ratify it and those six countries account for 85% of the combined gross domestic product of the 12 countries.
Got that? In short, this means that if the US doesn't ratify it, the TPP is effectively dead.
The US needs a majority of both houses of Congress to approve it, similar to a typical bill. And that's no sure thing right now. Unfortunately, that's mainly because a group of our elected officials are upset that the TPP doesn't go far enough in helping big businesses block competition, but it's still worth following.
Inevitably, there will be some debate during the ratification process, though there are enough rumors suggesting that no one really wants to do it until after the Presidential election, because people running for President don't want to reveal that they're happy to sell out the public's interest to support a legacy business lobbyist agenda.
But, even that debate will likely be fairly limited and almost certainly will avoid the real issues, and real problems, with the TPP.
Either way, today's symbolic signing should really be an exclamation point on the near total lack of transparency and debate in this process. The 90 day window was a perfect opportunity to have an actual discussion about what's in the TPP and why there are problems with it, but the administration showed absolutely no interest in doing so.
And why should it? It already got the deal it wanted behind closed doors. But, at least it can pretend it used these 90 days to be "transparent."
Unleashing GCSB To Spy On Kiwis One More Step On Road To Police State March 15 2016 | From: TheDailyBlog
The Anti-Bases Campaign is appalled by the recommendations made in the newly-released Intelligence Agencies review.
The authors have proposed overthrowing a basic tenet of spy operations in this country and paved the way for a massive expansion in surveillance of NZ citizens.
This is just another retrograde step on the road to a police state.
Previous restrictions on domestic spying by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) are to be removed; the basic democratic protection against the spies turning their cutting edge mass surveillance machinery on domestic life is to be eliminated.
The report justifies the increasing power of the agencies by proposing more transparency and oversight.
Ironically, Sir Michael Cullen, the key author of the report, is the man who exemplifies the inadequacy of trying to monitor these organisations as he was the person who, when he was in Government, continually gave false assurances denying illegal activity in the past.
The glaring deficiency in the review is the complete lack of consideration of the activities of the Five Eyes system which are the major part of the GCSB activities.
The super-secret group carries out operations designed to give Washington the means to manipulate political, economic and diplomatic activities around the world.
NZ’s part in this is despicable and reprehensible.
Any suggestion that oversight by a handful of Kiwi commissioners will reveal the truth about the operations being carried out by Five Eyes is laughable.
New Zealand, instead, needs to follow the example of Canada, one of our four Big Brothers in Five Eyes. Canada has suspended sharing Canadians’ metadata with its Five Eyes partners until it is satisfied about safeguards.
NZ can only restore its reputation in the world by closing down the Waihopai spy base and pulling out of the Five Eyes system.
Plus it needs to close down the SIS and transfer its functions to the Police who (theoretically at least) have to justify their actions in a court of law.
Vampire Technocrats Fly To Jekyll Island To Stop Trump March 14 2016 | From: JonRappoport
It’s such a secret place, only heavy hitters and big shots can fly in, from private airports - which, by the way, have no TSA security. So they could have been packing heat for all we know. Or bags of blood for nighttime drink fests.
Sea Island is where they met. It’s in the same Georgia gaggle as the infamous Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was born many moons ago. But now the goal was narrow: stop the crazy cowboy; stop Trump.
Were secret effigy-burning rituals held? Hard to say. Did one of the tech giants unveil a new algorithm that would suddenly direct all Trump remarks to a new Hitler Facebook page?
"Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended.
So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he ‘cannot support Donald Trump.’
“Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).
“Philp Anschutz, the billionaire GOP donor whose company owns a stake in Sea Island, was also there, along with Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who represents Maryland. Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was there, too, a Times spokeswoman confirmed.”
Quite a collection. And they all have hernias and a major case of red-ass about the crazy cowboy running for President.
At the confab, Karl Rove, the old grubby prince of darkness, opined that stopping Trump was a matter of emphasizing how un-Presidential he is. Karl’s come a long way down since his glory days with George W. I’m told he’s about to launch his own Daily Racing Form.
Henry Miller, the American writer who, in his time, in his own way, was as reviled and infamous as Trump is now, once wrote (paraphrasing): People say America needs a President who will restore sanity to the country. That’s wrong. What America needs is a President who’ll drive everybody crazy.
Well, here he is. Trump. The gilded, self-inflating hustler who’s never met a success story (of his own) he didn’t love. Trump. The master of off-the-cuff. The ham-fisted swaggering hair stylist’s nightmare who pushes open the swinging doors to The Secret Club bar and strides in, bat-shit angry, to lecture snooty tight-ass titans on how to make America great again.
"I was telling my wife the other day I should buy Alaska. And by the way, we’re going to dump Common Core, and vaccines cause autism.”
What’s the algorithm that stops that?
Regardless of what happens from this point on, Trump’s major contribution to Presidential elections is smashing standard political rhetoric; and that’s no small accomplishment. Next to him, Hillary and Obama and Mitt and Marco are 100% pharmaceutical-grade Thorazine on a slow Sunday afternoon.
But here’s the thing, Donald. You haven’t gone far enough.
To destroy the walking-dead politicians of our time, you need to get a lot crazier - on your own live-streaming webcasts, night and day, to five million, 10 million, 20 million people around the world. From your car, by your fireplace in Trump Tower, in a Burger King, in the men’s room at the Pierre Hotel, in a homeless encampment in San Diego, on a lonely snowy street in Cleveland at 3 in the morning. Ramp it up.
You’re standing in the field of a family farm in the Midwest with a hollow-faced man whose life has been blown away by Monsanto, with its GMO crops and cancer-causing Roundup. There you are talking to him, the farmer, destitute, his family destitute, near a giant acre of weeds eight feet high that resisted Roundup and didn’t die. His crop yield shrank.
His expenses, courtesy of Monsanto, grew. He went down. Talk to the man. Listen to his story. Beam it out to 20 million people. Tell him how you’re going to help him put himself back together. Lay out a plan to resurrect the small farmer in America.
Stand inside a building in Chicago where people have built their own urban farm and grow vegetables for the local poor community, for themselves. Show what a success it is. Listen to these people. Tell them how you’re going help them build 5000 of these urban farms in poverty-stricken inner cities across America. People are going to rise up.
They’re not going to be a permanent underclass eating government cheese for the rest of their lives.
Sit in a homeless camp with veterans of wars and listen to their stories, listen to how the VA threw them in the garbage heap, after they served their time. Get busy, Donald. These vets are all over America. They have something to say. Don’t hold back. Tell them what’s happened in Iraq and Afghanistan since they were there. Some of them already know. Let them tell you how those countries have gone down the toilet. Raise hell.
In a trailer park, talk to a few former members of the American middle-class, who were shoved down into debt and unemployment by the fanatic Globalist export of jobs to faraway hell holes where workers slave for 3 cents an hour. In fact, under heavy guard, visit a few of those overseas hell holes and expose what they look like and feel like and are. Go the distance.
Travel the southern border of America. Live-stream what’s happening. Talk to US border personnel. Listen to their stories. Emphasize that the US already has 60 million immigrants living here, which makes it the most generous country, per capita, in the world. Talk to Mexican corn farmers coming up into America. Let them describe how 1.5 million of them were put into bankruptcy, because the NAFTA trade treaty allowed US companies to flood Mexico with cheap corn.
Crack the egg of slumber in the Big Cocoon. With your live webcasts, pull in more viewers than NCIS and CSI. Drive your former employer, NBC, crazy.
Talk to truckers and limo drivers and shoe salesmen and working wives and newly minted PhDs who can’t find work. Talk to people on the street, people in bars, people coming out churches and strip clubs and malls. Tear down the walls between politicians and people.
You’re starting to sound a bit mainstream these days. You’re not going to “work with Congress.” Congress isn’t going to work with you. Get off that horse. Okay, you want to sound like a “unifier” who “likes people”? Do that for a day. But then get back to doing what you were before. Mangling politicians and media buffoons.
People talk like robots because they are robots. That’s your opening, Donald. Keep pressing it. Destroy political-speak. Rake it over the coals. Offend more human androids. Your numbers will keep rising. Improvise.
It intrudes on so much business-as-usual political life in America. I really want to drive home this point. People, so many people, are so timid and scared and provincial and tight - and they think that the usual parade of ghouls who run for office in this country is acceptable because the candidates mouth empty dead words.
People expect the walking smiling dead to run for office. Big grins, empty words. That’s considered safe, despite the fact that these hideous creatures are perfectly ready and willing to send planes anywhere to drop bombs on populations for no goddamn good reason. But as long as the candidate has a wan shit-eating grin, and as long as says he’s caring, it’s all right.
Then Trump comes along and he’s suddenly the Dangerous One. He’s suddenly a threat.
You mean all those other ghouls weren’t?
He’s Hitler, and they were messiahs? Are you kidding? All of a sudden we have a dangerous Presidential candidate where there were none before? REALLY? People are getting so worked up about the first dangerous candidate in recent memory? REALLY?
I see. Building a wall is the worst idea ever to occur in America? Nothing like it? Ever? What about Vietnam? 1.4 million dead bodies, countless wounded, and even more suffering cancers and birth defects from Agent Orange. That was nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall on the southern border?
What about bombing Libya, ripping that country to shreds? Might have been a mistake, but it was nothing compared with the suggestion to build a wall? Putting in economic sanctions between the two wars in Iraq and thereby killing 500,000 children? Sad, but nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall?
The White House funding, backing, creating, arming ISIS in conjunction with US allies? Yes, perhaps a regrettable error in judgment, but nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall?
Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, Obama? Angels from heaven.
Trump? The anti-Christ.
Well, that settles that.
Get busy, Donald, push harder. Do a webcast to 20 million people from a bar off Wall Street, where you chat with an ex-broker about the giant ongoing con called investment banking, the astonishing ripoffs, the real details of the bailout.
Visit a half-deserted town where a factory closed and went to Asia to make their products on the cheap. Talk to the people of that town as they sit and wait for something to happen that’s never going to happen.
Assemble a group of media people who were drummed out of their profession for speaking the truth about vital scandals and let them talk. Have a conversation about what lies under the surface of American life, about the themes the stuffed media shirts who still have their jobs are concealing, as they attack you around the clock. Break open the whole stinking mess and show it to the American people, and reveal what their robot-talking politicians have been doing to them.
For a long, long time.
Coda - I realize I’m branching out into an area where the actual Donald Trump doesn’t exist. The disruptive force that he is may have, behind it all, severe limits. He may only want to upset a few apple carts. He’s only a moon rising, and never goes full. On the other hand, we’ve never seen a politician who is what he should be. And we need to flesh out a better idea about who that is, as an intensely disruptive radical force, in the best and original sense of that word.
“Radical” equals “root.” Politics as it never was. But could be.
Not the skunk-ridden Leftist hideous mask of “we care,” behind which commissars try to drive us all into a shit heap of senseless lowest-common-denominator equality.
Not the Rightest pork-fat scumbags pushing predatory corporations to make more weapons and take over more countries in the name of fatuous democracy. Not the Centrists who work both sides against the middle.
No. Instead, radical. The root.
The place where the individual has a vision and follows it. The place where such individuals come together and make futures of freedom.
And this is what the establishment are afraid of:
And well they should be...
Secret Societies Are No Longer A Secret March 13 2016 | From: AlexJones
The New World Order is no longer hiding in the shadows. They are utilising their total domination of civilization [in an ongoing failing attempt] to bring your morality into a new dark age. Whether it's the United Nations / David Rockefeller / Lucius Trust roll out of demoralisation courtesy of Alice Bailey's 10 point plan.
The $USD5,000,000 injections are all that are keeping these abominations breathing.
Or the Ongoing force feeding of illuminati symbolism through entertainment. As Hollywood's romance with occultism has finally percolated to the surface. Hollywood, A shell of its former creative glory, where real talent and culture have been sacrificed on the altar of Luciferian progress. Offering performances by illuminati slaves akin to Kesha, for example, adorned with satanic regalia channeling Lucifer on the Today Show no less.
But now, the powerful political elite. That have gradually lost the shield provided by a disintegrating public trust, can no longer hide from their mountains of crimes against humanity.
Whether it's the crimes they committed under oath or the ones hidden in the shadows revolving around the child kidnapping rings that for decades have been fed their unrelenting hunger for power.
As in the words of one of the NWO's chief engineers, former U.S. National security advisor Zbignew Brezinski said "History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy”.
The Queen 'Backs Brexit' [UK Exit Of From The European Union]
+ Who Controls The Central Banks? March 12 2016 | From: DailyMail / GlobalResearch
Buckingham Palace moved to deny extraordinary claims the Queen is backing a Brexit in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership
"Her Majesty" [rorting farce] reported to have revealed Eurosceptic views to former Deputy PM Nick Clegg at lunch during last parliament
Buckingham Palace has moved to deny claims the Queen is backing Brexit Monarch, 89, said to have aired Eurosceptic views to Nick Clegg at a lunch
Source told The Sun pro-EU then deputy PM was reprimanded by Queen
Mr Clegg last night said he had ‘no recollection’ of such a conversation
For more of the latest on the Queen visit www.dailymail.co.uk/thequeen
Buckingham Palace last night moved to deny extraordinary claims that the Queen backs Brexit in the EU referendum.
She is said to have told former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that she thought Europe was going in the wrong direction, according to The Sun.
A source told the paper the pro-EU then deputy PM was reprimanded by the Queen – who is politically neutral in public – for ‘quite a while’ over the issue of Europe.
Mr Clegg last night said he had ‘no recollection’ of such a conversation and branded the story ‘nonsense’ but did not offer an outright denial. The paper does not specify exactly when the meeting took place, other than it was in 2011.
According to official Court Circular records, Mr Clegg was a guest at Windsor Castle for a Council with the Queen on April 7 that year.
"The Queen remains politically neutral, as she has for 63 years. We would never comment on spurious, anonymously-sourced claims. The referendum will be a matter for the British people."
However, the suggestion that the Queen is sympathetic to Euroscepticism will intrigue many people. Her intervention during the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014 proved explosive.
She warned well-wishers after a Sunday church service that voters should ‘think very carefully’ before making a decision on whether to become independent.
With the EU referendum taking place on June 23, her every word is likely to be pored over for clues about her feelings towards a possible split.
According to The Sun, the Queen told Mr Clegg she thought Europe was going the wrong way. However, from the report, it was not clear that the paper’s source actually heard the conversation.
"People who heard their conversation were left in no doubt at all about the Queen’s views on European integration,’ the unnamed source told the newspaper.
"It was really something, and it went on for quite a while. The EU is clearly something Her Majesty feels passionately about."
The 89-year-old monarch is said to have told Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that she thought Europe was going in the wrong direction.
On another occasion, according to the paper, a Parliamentarian asked the Queen what her thoughts on Brussels, to which she replied: ‘I don’t understand Europe.’
A parliamentary source said: ‘It was said with quite some venom and emotion. I shall never forget it.’
Last night Mr Clegg told The Sun: ‘I have absolutely no recollection of it. I don’t have a photographic memory. But I would have remembered something as stark or significant as you have made it out to be.
‘No doubt you’ll speak to someone else and they’ll say, “I was there, I heard it”. Fine. But I really can’t remember it at all.
‘Anyway, without sounding pompous, I find it rather distasteful to reveal conversations with the Queen.’
Last night Mr Clegg tweeted: ‘As I told the journalist this is nonsense. I’ve no recollection of this happening and it’s not the sort of thing I would forget.’
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told the paper: ‘I’d be delighted if this was true and Her Majesty is a Brexiter. The reason we all sing God Save The Queen so heartily is we believe she is there to protect us from European encroachment.’
The Palace had no choice but to stop short of an outright public denial that the Queen was in favour of Brexit because of her constitutional political neutrality.
Whoever reported her alleged comments will be deemed to have broken the convention that private conversations with the Queen are not publicly reported.
Who Controls The Central Banks? Mark Carney, Governor Of The…
"Bank Of Goldman Sachs"
In the event of a vote in favour of Brexit, The Governor of the Bank of England Dr. Mark Carney reassured the British public: “we will do everything in our power to discharge our responsibility to achieve monetary stability and financial stability…”
Carney intimated that “financial instability” and “poor economic outcomes” are associated with the Brexit process: a rather unsubtle message to investors, brokers as well as speculators. He also warned MPs that Brexit could lead to an exodus of banks and financial institutions from the City of London.
“[There is no] blanket assurance that there would not be issues in the short term with respect to financial stability and that potential reduction in financial stability could be associated – and normally would be associated – with poor economic outcomes, as we have seen in the past”.
The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney is a former official of Goldman Sachs, the World’s foremost “institutional speculator”. He spent thirteen years with Goldman before heading the Bank of Canada.
At the time of his 2013 appointment to the Bank of England, he was not a citizen of the United Kingdom: Mark Carney was the first foreigner to occupy that position since the founding of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in 1694.
The Mark Carney mince
Were there powerful interests involved in the recruitment of the Governor of the BoE? Who was behind Carney’s candidacy? At the time of his appointment, the issue of U.K. “sovereignty” and Carney’s citizenship were hushed up by the British media.
Brexit and Financial Instability
Carney was fully aware that an “authoritative statement” pertaining to “financial stability” would have an immediate impact on financial markets. On whose behalf was he acting when he made those statements?
Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Mark Carney, of “speculative statements”:
“It is speculative and beneath the dignity of the Bank of England. To be making speculative pro-EU comments.”
The Goldman Sachs Report
In February, Goldman Sachs warned that in the case of Brexit, the pound sterling “could lose 20 per cent of its value” Mark Carney’s statements at the House of Commons not only point in the same direction, they also provide legitimacy and “credibility” to Goldman’s assessment.
As an institutional speculator, Goldman’s intent is to influence expectations regarding financial markets (backed by authoritative statements from the Bank of England).
“However, given the substantial unpredictability regarding the UK’s post-Brexit trading and regulatory arrangements, quite how damaging Brexit would be in the long term is subject to a great deal of uncertainty. Arguably of more immediate concern is the effect that the uncertainty itself would have on UK growth.
The EU Treaty sets out a two-year timeframe for departure. During this period, the UK government would have to negotiate the terms upon which it could continue to trade with EU countries…
Some of these trade negotiations and many of the regulatory/legal decisions would be relatively straightforward. But many would not…
During this period, UK-based businesses would face considerable uncertainty: exporting companies would not know the terms on which they would be able to supply export markets abroad once Brexit is complete; importing companies would not know the terms on which they would be able to import; and all companies would be confronted with increased regulatory/legal uncertainty." (Excerpts of report)
Carney dismissed the claims of Goldman in early February. But now he supports them. Where do Mark Carney’s statements originate, from the Bank of England or from Goldman Sachs, his former employer?
Goldman is known to be the World’s foremost “institutional speculator”. Foreknowledge of statements and decisions by central banks are often used by financial institutions in speculative operations. Inside knowledge and connections are part of this process, they are the “bread and butter” of the “institutional speculator”.
The important question which the British media has not addressed: what is the relationship between Mark Carney and Goldman Sachs.
The Goldman Trojan Horse
Is there a Trojan Horse within the Bank of England with Goldman Sachs sitting on the inside? While Carney was appointed by Her Majesty, unofficially, he still has “links” to Goldman Sachs.
Is he in conflict of interest?
“Next time there’s a financial meltdown, your money could be rescuing Goldman Sachs.
Yes, thanks to a new deal struck by Mark Carney, the former Goldman man now running the Bank of England, the US investment bank could end up enjoying the next round of British taxpayer bailout money." (The Independent, 20 August 2015)
Moreover, several key senior positions within the Bank of England are held by former Goldman officials. Mark Carney was appointed in 2013. The following year (2014), Dr. Ben Broadbent, a Senior Economist for Goldman Sachs was appointed Deputy Governor in charge of Monetary Policy.
“Bankers from Goldman are strewn across key policy-making arenas across the world like no other financial institution.
As well as the Governor of the Bank of England, his deputy Ben Broadbent is ex Goldman, as were two previous Monetary Policy Committee members, David Walton and Sushil Wadhwani.
Across the Channel, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is a Goldman man, while in the US, Goldmanites make up a quarter of the Federal Reserve system’s regional presidents." (Ibid).
Central Banks are complicit in the manipulation of financial markets including stock markets, commodities, gold and currency markets, not to mention the oil and energy markets which have been the object of a carefully engineered “pump and dump” speculative onslaught.
Who controls the central banks? Monetary policy does not serve the public interest.
Tens of thousands of workers are missing millions of dollars from their KiwiSaver accounts because their employers have failed to either pass on payments docked from their pay, or pay their own employer contributions.
Figures obtained by RNZ News show Inland Revenue is chasing thousands of employers for $29.3 million in outstanding payments and penalties that have accumulated since the retirement savings scheme was launched in 2007.
Related: NZ Super Fund's $200m Loss
At the end of June 2015, 1663 employers had failed to pass on $15.3m in KiwiSaver payments deducted from their employees' own salaries to the IRD. These deductions were government guaranteed so workers would eventually get the money.
But since 2007, 2210 employers had failed to pay $10.6m in KiwiSaver contributions to 46,154 employees.
Businesses are legally required to pay 3 percent of an employee's gross salary towards their KiwiSaver.
IRD collections manager David Udy said the vast majority of the businesses that had failed to pay were small and employed between three and five staff. He said in some cases the businesses had simply gone bust and were unable to pay, but the department was doing all it could to collect the debt from others.
Last year, the IRD collected $4m in outstanding debt, reducing the total to $29.3m. David Udy said the IRD was making progress.
"It has a priority with us however, one needs to realise there's many reasons employers get into difficulty and obviously if the business doesn't have funds then we are unable to obtain those."
Mr Udy said some of the employers who owed money were repeat offenders but he could not say how many there were.
He said IRD was doing all it could to recover any money and slow paying employers were notified of any missed payments within a month.
Mr Udy said the IRD tried to work with them to recover the money and legal action was only used as a last resort.
Tax consultant Terry Baucher said the IRD was often too slow to act and it needed to do more to educate small businesses about their obligations to pass on, and pay their own, KiwiSaver contributions.
"There's a lot of employers and people slip through the cracks. We have seen instances where five or six years have passed without Inland Revenue taking any action," he said.
While employees' KiwiSaver deductions were guaranteed by the government, employers' contributions were not.
Labour's finance spokesperson Grant Robertson said that might need to change.
"I am prepared to look at the idea of a guarantee because I think the workers who enrol in KiwiSaver deserve to know they'll get all the benefits of being part of the scheme."
But he said it first needed to be worked out whether IRD was doing all it could to try and recover the missing money.
IRD said any workers who were missing KiwiSaver payments should first talk to their employer or contact them for advice.
Warning: New Zealand Government And Big Banks In Collusion For Farm Land Grab: The Same Scam As Run In The United States And Australia March 11 2016 | From: WakeUpKiwi / Various
Possibly the most painful part of this will be watching all of the big bank / corporate sponsored 'experts' in the filthy corrupt media & Government try and explain it all away in terms of "interest rates" and "market forces". Farmers are enticed into taking out loans at low interest rates which are then intentionally later raised, in a blatantly criminal plan to seize land. It worked in the US. Copy and paste in Australia. And now copy and paste in New Zealand.
New Zealand company Fonterra is the worlds largest dairy exporter, exporting products to over 100 countries
The truth is, it is an agenda planned even before the inception of Fonterra, specifically for this end goal - the 'Globalization' of our land and all of our natural resources - using rigged (Libor) interest rates, market manipulations, fake printed debt and various other financial frauds.
Say good bye to 95% of your farm land Kiwis - thanks to the filthy inbred banking mafia and their army of soulless, bribed, sexual pervert CEO's and senior management. Unfortunately, the average Kiwi farmer is far too dumbed down with the All Blacks & Sky / Heaven TV financial news to figure any of this out. They are about as sophisticated as the cattle sitting outside their offices awaiting slaughter. You are what you eat. Chattel.
The Farmer Claim Program - Discuses how a class action lawsuit brought about in the early 1990's lead to the creation of NESARA, the National Economic Security and Reformation Act which will ultimately tear apart the New World Order and bankers plans right out from under their feet.
Oz Farm Foreclosures: ANZ Behaving Badly:
Farmers whose properties were foreclosed on by the ANZ bank since 2010 have made explosive claims about the devastation suffered by those who defaulted.
Two have given evidence at a parliamentary inquiry hearing, in Sydney, into the banking industry's practice involving loans.
Rod Culleton, of Williams in Western Australia, and Margaret Menzel, representing sugar cane farmers, gave evidence. Mr Culleton was a cereal and sheep farmer until he lost the farm in 2013 and has been fighting the ANZ in the courts and in the media ever since.
He said ANZ had admitted to overcharging in fees incurred during the transition [from Landmark to ANZ] and "is giving a lot of that back".
In answers to the committee, Mr Culleton said he, and others in positions of default to ANZ, were "held at gunpoint" after receivers were sent in.
"That's reality," Mr Culleton said.
"Ten [police] came to my place that day [the receivers came in 2013].
At Bruce Dixon's it was caught on TV. There were four police with their pistols on us and there were SWAT teams up in the bush, and we were held at gunpoint that day, quite horrific really.
"We went there to support Bruce Dixon," Mr Culleton said.
He also claimed another defaulter with ANZ was "victimised that much by receivers and police"… tipped 15 litres of petrol over his head and set himself on fire".
According to Mr Culleton he was in a coma for six months. During the hearing, Mr Culleton asked Brett Fallon of the Whitsunday region to stand to demonstrate his maimed and burnt hands, after his self-immolation.
He submitted the story of Mr Fallon to the inquiry, describing him as a Queensland cane and cattle farmer who had a Landmark loan of $3.5 million and ANZ demanded it be repaid in 2010.
"Over the next three years Brett Fallon sold assets and all the proceeds [$3.7 million] were paid to the ANZ.
Mr Fallon then attended the Ingham branch of the ANZ in May 2013 and was told his outstanding loan was $4 million, and his cattle and crops belonged to [someone else, name withheld]."
Mr Fallon claimed outside the hearing that a lot of people could not attend because they had taken their own lives.
He echoed calls for a Royal Commission into banking practice and the establishment of a nationalised Rural Development Bank, to give a break to farmers who had seen their land devalued.
ANZ's (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group) Takeover of Landmark's Loan Book
Finally: Words of Wisdom In an Expose on the Banking System from a Smart Child in Canada:
World’s Poorest President Urges Public To Kick The Wealthy Out Of Politics March 9 2016 | From: YourNewsWire
The Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica, known as the world’s poorest President, has urged members of the public worldwide to kick out rich people from politics.
Mujica, often described as the “world’s most humble president”, retired from office in 2015 with an approval rating of 70 percent.
In an interview with CNN en Español this week the former Uruguay leader criticised world leaders for not truly representing the people.
“We invented this thing called representative democracy, where we say the majority is who decides,” Mujica told CNN.
“So it seems to me that we [heads of state] should live like the majority and not like the minority.”
Mujica reportedly donates 90 percent of his salary to charity. Mujica’s example offers a strong contrast to the United States, where in politics the median member of Congress is worth more than $1 millionand corporations have many of the same rights as individuals when it comes to donating to political campaigns.
“The red carpet, people who play - those things,” Mujica said, mimicking a person playing a cornet.
“All those things are feudal leftovers. And the staff that surrounds the president are like the old court.”
Mujica explained that he didn’t have anything against rich people, per se, but he doesn’t think they do a good job representing the interests of the majority of people who aren’t rich.
“I’m not against people who have money, who like money, who go crazy for money,” Mujica said.
“But in politics we have to separate them. We have to run people who love money too much out of politics, they’re a danger in politics… People who love money should dedicate themselves to industry, to commerce, to multiply wealth. But politics is the struggle for the happiness of all.”
Asked why rich people make bad representatives of poor people, Mujica said:
“They tend to view the world through their perspective, which is the perspective of money. Even when operating with good intentions, the perspective they have of the world, of life, of their decisions, is informed by wealth. If we live in a world where the majority is supposed to govern, we have to try to root our perspective in that of the majority, not the minority.”
Mujica has become well known for rejecting the symbols of wealth. In an interview in May, he lashed out against neckties in comments on Spanish television that went viral.
“The tie is a useless rag that constrains your neck,” Mujica said during the interview.
“I’m an enemy of consumerism. Because of this hyperconsumerism, we’re forgetting about fundamental things and wasting human strength on frivolities that have little to do with human happiness.”
He lives on a small farm on the outskirts of the capital of Montevideo with his wife, Uruguayan Sen. Lucia Topolansky and their three-legged dog Manuela. He says he rejects materialism because it would rob him of the time he uses to enjoy his passions, like tending to his flower farm and working outside.
“I don’t have the hands of a president,” Mujica told CNN. “They’re kind of mangled.”
What They Want You To Fear Versus The Real Threats We Face March 8 2016 | From: WakingTimes
The uniting global culture of the 21st Century does have risks that it needs to address as it moves into a new era that can finally be classed as a civilized society. Yet, any report that identifies the threats to our species needs to be holistic and progressive in its approach; otherwise it is just fear propaganda manufactured to elicit our blind consent.
Allegedly, the three biggest threats to the world are:
3. Nuclear North Korea
As stated in the second paragraph:
“US National Intelligence Director James Clapper and other officials warned an attack by Islamic State on US soil was imminent, that North Korea now had the capability to produce up to 100 nuclear bombs and that Russian and Chinese hackers could dismantle critical defence, supply and information networks and were in fact already starting to do this.”
We can see straight away the fear they’re trying to push: there are no internal threats; the big bad entities of the East are who we all need to be worried about. This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous, because as per design, it aims to keep the mainstream herd of breaking free from the false narratives which unfortunately characterize living in this day and age.
As the post-mainstream community has long understood, the primary threat that we collectively face is the shadow power structure which has bought out our financial, informational, political, medicinal and educational systems.
The way in which money and resources are controlled in our society, as well as what information the matrix-media provides, is determined by this oligarchy which has long infiltrated western governments and the minds of the masses.
Therefore, we all need to be concerned that we no longer have a representative government. Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote is regrettably being transformed for the worse: a government of the people, by the people, for the people, is perishing from the earth.
As part of this agenda, Islamic State (IS) is a proxy army of this global cabal. IS is made up of Sunni radical extremists, and was directly massaged into a well-equipped army by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-dominated Middle Eastern states. Weaponry and other equipment were also directly and indirectly supplied to them by Western nations.
The rise of terrorism has been a well planned ingredient to this recipe, officially beginning in 2001. In orchestrated stride, the ‘war-on-terror’ continued to escalate in 2015 with supposed terror attacks being carried out in dozens of areas across the Middle East and Africa, as well as the well-known ‘Paris Attacks’ and San Bernardino shootings later in the year.
Of course, many of these incidents might well be false-flag operations carried out by these ruling elite, who are hell-bent on uniting the world under their impenetrable rule.
Because there has been a war in the Middle East between the Sunni’s and Shiites for centuries, the Israeli/US elites have picked a side to meet their own ideological and geopolitical goals.
Syria and Iran are primarily Shiites, whilst Turkey and Saudi Arabia are Sunni nations that have been allies of the U.S for decades. Turkey is also a part of NATO, so they were always going to choose this particular side.
It appears that Russia is the unplanned wildcard. They have allied with Iran and Syria because they have their own ideological, economical and geopolitical agendas.
For this end, they have absolutely pumped the Sunni radical extremists since mid to late last year, which is why Saudi Arabia and their alliance have organized up to 350 thousand ground troops in early February to potentially enter Syria in a ground invasion.
They of course will say this is to fight IS, but that’s just pure deception; the real aim would be to ensure that they don’t lose the battle for supremacy that they’ve invested so much time, energy and pride in.
Furthermore, Russia and China, among other nations, have collaborated to build new economic institutions for the future, including the BRICS bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As noted in this Global Research article in February 2016:
“China and Russia are investing in neighboring economies on terms that cement Eurasian integration on the basis of financing in their own currencies and favoring their own exports. They also have created the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as an alternative military alliance to NATO.
And the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) threatens to replace the IMF and World Bank tandem in which the United States holds unique veto power.”
As stated, this is in direct opposition to the oligarchical-controlled IMF and World Bank, although it must be noted that originally there was some endorsement by these institutions. In any case, as noted in an article by former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:
“The basis of US foreign policy is the commitment to prevent the rise of powers capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral action. The ability of Russia and China to do this makes them both a target.
Washington is not opposed to terrorism. Washington has been purposely creating terrorism for many years. Terrorism is a weapon that Washington intends to use to destabilize Russia and China by exporting it to the Muslim populations in Russia and China.”
In other words, Washington and the gullibility of its European vassals have put humanity in a very dangerous situation, as the only choices left to Russia and China are to accept American vassalage or to prepare for war.
Based on this analysis, Russia and China are only threats because the US (and Israel) oligarchy has made them into exactly that.
The majority of people do not want further war, so the question then begs, will they stand up against this authoritarian agenda or will a well-orchestrated false flag convince the masses that it’s the only way forward to protect their freedoms?
Note: for those who vehemently say NO TO WAR, please see this initiative led by the infamous war veteran Ken O’Keefe.
The Real Threats We Face
As discussed, there is a shadow order that has taken control of the way that we organize and economize our societies. They use their corporate monopolies to enact their agenda. If we don’t do something to stop this tyranny then the “11 Toxic Realities Society is Finally Waking Up About” will continue its carnage across our collective minds and hearts.
In addition, the global economy is tanking due to a saturation of debt and near worthless global currency. How this plays out in the coming months and years is hard to predict, yet the potential destruction of our current way of life, as well as massive social unrest, is very real. This is something we all need to hedge our bets against; hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Yet, there’s something even more powerful that if we don’t do something about, then nothing will change for the better. That threat is the ignorance of the masses. If the majority of people actually understood the issues, and were prepared to stand up and be counted in ensuring humanity’s next phase of evolution comes to fruition, then no matter how much money and resources are at the disposal of the despots, people power would inevitably reign supreme.
The Military - Industrial - Media - Politico - Banking Complex Increase their Power and Continue their Pillage Across the World:
Pharmaceutical monopolies amplifying the drugging of society, as well as keeping many of us sick so that they maximize their profits;
Movements rise up only to be vilified and disassembled, such as the Occupy Movement;
Science turned into a corporate institution, as well as further hijacked by an inaccurate and small-minded philosophy of reality;
Wars purposely created with millions of people dying for the whims of the shadow empire;
Radical extremists massaged into proxy armies to do dirty work for the collapsing power structure;
Air, medicine, food and water becoming purposely more toxic;
Governmental policy increasingly being determined by corporate/elite interests;
Police being militarized all around the globe;
The education model struggling to become less of an indoctrination system; and
The agenda of global governance becoming closer to fruition.
Once the tipping point occurs and the masses wake up to these and other realities that threaten the future of our species, the paradigm shift will be in full swing. To do so, apathy will need to be transcended so that the awareness of the dysfunctions leads to effective and sustained action and the transformation of our social systems.
The goal? Design them so that we can truly say they are for the benefit of not just all of our fellow man, but our natural systems too.
The original article cited above uses fear to sedate the masses. It claims that one of the biggest threats are attacks on US and European soil. Of course known false flags like 911, and suspected ones like the 2015 Paris attacks, are insider moves on the geopolitical chess board, so when the masses are warned that one might occur, its only natural for the indoctrinated to automatically believe that it was whoever the presstitute media says it is.
Therefore, we must be vigilant when it comes to any significant events which arise. To do so, just stay tuned into the alternative media because there are many independent truth-seekers and social commentators who are disproving the false narratives to ensure the truth really is out there.
“There’s escalating conflict all across the planet. The global economy is deflating from a decades-old debt bubble. Ignorance, apathy, ill-health and suffering are commonplace.
Politics has sold-out. Money rules the rules. Then of course the consolidation of power has been very successful by the oligarchs, who have taken primary control of how money and information is circulated throughout society.”
There is a bigger picture though. It is important to understand what we’re dealing with in all its forms, because if we align ourselves to it then we can co-create with it, no matter if it’s of positive or negative charge. Yet regardless of the exact details of all these realities, this is all part of a deeper energetic shift which is not only organic, but being fueled by individual and community action.
Ultimately, the potential for it to get worse before it gets better is something that we need to accept. Think smart, act smart. Do it for yourself and your loved ones, but also for the community that you call your home.
Because after all, we’re all on the same team; help those around you to realise it so that you can begin to build the future that you dream of in your own backyard, to the best of your ability.
Much love and strength to you all.
The Real Reasons Behind Negative Interest Rates And Banning Cash March 8 2016 | From: EpochTimes
It's another [planned] bank bailout and it won't end well.
Indeed, the orchestrated support from the usual suspects among the mainstream media, pundits, think tanks, banks, and governments around the world is astounding.
Both editorial boards of Bloomberg and The New York Times wrote two pieces in favor of banning cash. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi voiced their support for the elimination of large currency notes. Only The Wall Street Journal didn’t exactly endorse the idea.
Willem Buiter, the chief economist of Citigroup, summed up the benefits - at least from the government’s point of view: All financial transactions can be taxed by the government or charged a fee by the banks, and bank runs are eliminated because there is nothing in the bank that’s worth making a run for.
“Something is going to go wrong is what I’m saying."
- James Grant
Germany wants to introduce an initiative in the European Union to ban the 500 euro note and also ban all transactions above 5,000 euros in cash.
All of the proponents know that negative interest rates, a key element in central banks’ objective to achieve meaningful inflation, needed to reduce the debt burden of overextended speculators and businesses, won’t happen unless they also ban cash. That’s why the two ideas often go hand-in-hand in public discussion.
“They will try negative rates to some extent. I think it’s going to be hard to push the Fed Funds rate below negative 1.
That’s going to be difficult. People can basically take out cash and put it in a vault and they get a zero return on it,”said Joseph Gagnon, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former associate director at the Federal Reserve board.
Buiter and Gagnon are honest and cut straight to the chase of the economics involved. Banning cash and imposing negative rates allow one to tax and charge consumers even more than today, forcing them to either spend more in the process or invest in more speculative arenas, such as the stock market.
"'There is an alternative to saving which is called investment or speculation. It involves much greater risk.
A negative interest rate is not only a tax on saving, it is the destruction of saving,”said Grant.
If I have $1,000 in the bank, the next year I will only have $990 because the bank takes the other $10. In fact, this policy is another bank bailout. Most other proponents of a ban on cash say the measure would reduce money laundering, crime, and terrorism.
While this is essentially true, it is somewhat odd that the same people didn’t think about this 10, 20, or 30 years ago, as crime, money laundering, and terrorism unfortunately have been around since at least then. Instead, it took them until now:
Conventional and unconventional monetary tools have reached their limit, and negative interest rates seem to be the only choice left.
“Radical monetary policy begets more of the same, that has been the rule. What doesn’t work… there’s more of it,” said Grant.
What is not astounding, however, is the way the general public meets the two ideas with wholesale skepticism. To illustrate Mr. Gagnon’s point, the sales of safes are booming in Japan, one of the countries further along in the quest to pass negative interest rates to the public.
In fact, there are many indicators that pushing negative interest rates on to consumers - many institutions are happily paying them in the form of negative yields on government bonds - will not be a linear move from 1 to 0 to -1. The system may break crossing the magical number zero.
According to a survey undertaken by Dutch bank ING, 77 percent of respondents said they would take their money out of the bank if interest rates went negative, precisely the bank run that Buiter would like to avoid and precisely the reason negative interest rates would have to go hand-in-hand with a ban on cash.
In addition, lower rates don’t mean savers will spend more; instead, it seems to have the opposite effect. Data compiled by Bank of America shows that in countries with very low or negative deposit rates, savers tend to save more, not spend more.
Related: Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society
In Switzerland, for example, as the deposit rate moved from a bit less than 1 percent in 2008 to close to 0 percent in 2015, the savings rate increased from 21 percent to 24 percent. The same move can be seen in Denmark and Sweden in more recent years. The motto: If I am getting a lower return on my savings, which lowers my total savings goal, I just have to save more to achieve my target.
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“So negative interest rates are a conceit of the academic economists who run the monetary institutions of the world. I think the theory is dubious and the practice, as we have seen it so far, is equally doubtful,” said Grant.
“I think this is a terrifically bullish moment for gold. I think it’s a very sad moment for the institution of fiat money. But fiat money has never worked out well in the very long run. Maybe we’re in the very long run,” he added.
Even if all cash were banned and people were forced to accept negative rates on their bank deposits, it may well not lead to more consumption, but merely bid up the prices or other stores of value, like gold.
People may even prefer to own heavy pieces of machinery, art, diamonds, and musical instruments, which preserve purchasing power relatively better than a negative rate on banking deposits. People usually chose those methods to preserve purchasing power during times of hyperinflation, like in the Weimar Republic.
And while stocks and real estate will certainly get a boost, most studies show that real, inflation-adjusted returns are often negative because wrong incentives distort the pricing mechanism. Capital is misallocated, and transactions slow down if people are trading goods and services in gold ingots rather than wire transfers.
In short, the push for negative interest rates and a ban on cash has nothing to do with terrorists or money laundering. It has everything to do with bailing out the banks and trying to remedy central bank policy that didn’t work in the past. As James Grant put it: “Something is going to go wrong is what I’m saying.”
The [Attempted] Final Control: TPP, TTIP, TISA Global Corporate Takeover March 6 2016 | From: 21stCenturyWire
This is a new geopolitical war, taking place between the United States and China.
The rise of the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, along with countless other emerging economies, means that global power relations are gradually tipping away from the Anglo-American Axis, and towards Eurasia.
The Anglo-American corporate confab will not allow this tectonic shift threaten their “interests.” Collectively, what the TPP, TTIP and TISA really are – is a new global governance super structure that overrides individual sovereign nations and their laws, and even the rights of their individual citizens.
Under this new secretive regime, all are subservient to the transnational corporate hive…
WikiLeaks – The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA:
How Billionaires Use Non-Profits To Bypass Governments And Force Their Agendas On Humanity March 4 2016 | From: Alternet
As wealth becomes concentrated in fewer hands, so does political and social power via foundations and non-profits.
As wealth becomes concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the billionaire class is increasingly turning to foundations and non-profits to enact the change they would like to see in the world.
Amid the rise of philanthrocapitalism, growing numbers of critics are raising serious questions about whether this outsized influence is doing more harm than good.
In the January issue of the New York Review of Books, veteran journalist Michael Massing noted that, in the past 15 years alone, “the number of foundations with a billion dollars or more in assets has doubled, to more than eighty.”
The philanthropic sector in the United States is far more significant than in Europe, fueled in part by generous tax write-offs, which the U.S. public subsidizes to the tune of $40 billion a year.
As Massing observes, billionaires are not just handing over their money, they have ideas about how it should be used, and their vision often aligns with their own economic interests. For this reason, the philanthropy industry deserves rigorous scrutiny, not a free pass because it is in the service of good.
Massing’s argument followed a study released in January by the watchdog organization Global Policy Forum, which found that philanthropic foundations are so powerful they are allowing wealthy individuals to bypass governments and international bodies like the United Nations in pursuit of their own agendas.
What’s more, this outsized influence is concentrated in the United States, where 19 out of the top 27 largest foundations are based. These 27 foundations together possess $360 billion, write authors Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz.
Such dramatic wealth accumulation has disturbing implications.
“What is the impact of framing the problems and defining development solutions by applying the business logic of profit-making institutions to philanthropic activities, for instance by results-based management or the focus on technological quick-win solutions in the sectors of health and agriculture?" the report asks.
These questions are not new, as social movements have long raised the alarm about the global impact of the ever-expanding philanthropy sector. In 2010, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina blasted the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s acquisition of Monsanto shares as proof that its role in privatizing the global food supply and exporting big agribusiness, from Africa to North America, should be viewed through a commercial rather than humanitarian lens.
“It is really shocking for the peasant organizations and social movements in Haiti to learn about the decision of the [Gates] Foundation to buy Monsanto shares while it is giving money for agricultural projects in Haiti that promote the company’s seed and agrochemicals,” said Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye and Caribbean coordinator of La Via Campesina at the time.
“The peasant organizations in Haiti want to denounce this policy which is against the interests of 80 percent of the Haitian population, and is against peasant agriculture - the base of Haiti’s food production.”
The Gates Foundation more recently fell under scrutiny from the advocacy organization Global Justice Now, which released a report in January raising concerns about the institution’s track record on education, food and health care policies.
“The Gates Foundation has rapidly become the most influential actor in the world of global health and agricultural policies, but there’s no oversight or accountability in how that influence is managed,”said Polly Jones of Global Justice Now.
“This concentration of power and influence is even more problematic when you consider that the philanthropic vision of the Gates Foundation seems to be largely based on the values of corporate America. The foundation is relentlessly promoting big business-based initiatives such as industrial agriculture, private health care and education. But these are all potentially exacerbating the problems of poverty and lack of access to basic resources that the foundation is supposed to be alleviating.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, raised eyebrows in December when they announced they would give away 99 percent of their wealth. As it turned out, this was not a giveaway at all, but a shifting of funds into their own limited liability company (LLC).
Just weeks later, Zuckerberg lashed out at Indian media justice advocates who raised concerns about his company’s efforts to undermine net neutrality protections in their country.
Like many others, Massing is calling for greater transparency, not only for foundations but for think tanks, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and universities. Pointing to the website Inside Philanthropy, whose stated purpose is to “pull back the curtain on one of the most powerful and dynamic forces shaping society,” Massing argues that far greater and better-resourced scrutiny is needed. “There remains the question of how to pay for all this,” writes Massing, posing: “Is there perhaps a consortium of donors out there willing to fund an operation that would part the curtains on its own world?”
But some argue that we already have all the information we need to be concerned. In December, Vandana Shiva, an ecofeminist and activist, wrote in response to Zuckerberg’s move in India that a:
“Ccollective corporate assault is underway globally. Having lined up all their ducks, veterans of corporate America such as Bill Gates are being joined by the next wave of philanthro-corporate Imperialists, including Mark Zuckerberg.”
“It is an enclosure of the commons,” she continued, “which are ‘commons’ because they guarantee access to the commoner, whether it be seed, water, information or internet.”
Cashless Crisis: “With Digital Payments, Civilization Comes To An End Until Power Is Restored” February 28 2016 | From: SHTFPlan As most of the Western world is pushed into abandoning cash and embracing a fully digital cashless grid, it is apparent how vulnerable populations will become in times of crisis.
If the power grid were to go down in a storm or an attack, it is readily apparent that the system of commerce would go down with it; payments would stop and desperate people would line up for help.
“Cash is being displaced by credit and debit cards, which are themselves beginning to be displaced by new digital currencies and payment systems…
But despite all the advances brought about by the digital revolution, there are still quite a few drawbacks. The most obvious is that it is reliant on electricity. One major hurricane knocking out power, a mid-summer brownout, or a hacker attack on the power grid could bring commerce to a halt.
With cash, transactions are still possible. With digital payments, civilization comes to an end until power is restored. Unless you have food stored or goods with which to barter, you’re out of luck. Just imagine a city like New York with no power and no way to buy or sell anything. It won’t be pretty.
With digital currencies such as Bitcoin, there is the problem that they are created out of thin air. One bitcoin represents the successful completion of a cryptographic puzzle, but all that means is that some computing power was used up to create a unique electronic file. That’s all it is, just a series of ones and zeros.
There is nothing tangible about Bitcoin and, indeed, if you lose the hard drive on which you stored your bitcoins, those bitcoins are lost forever."
On top of that, the potential for manipulation and the built-in assault of surveillance and tracking is enough to cripple liberties in the world that is cementing its patterns around this new technology.
What happens when online platforms don’t like your speech or your rights? What happens if their policy blocks you from buying something – like a gun – that you have the right to buy, or prevents you from spending your money, potentially freezing your account without notice. Again, the Menger Center makes the point:
“Take a look at PayPal, for instance. PayPal’s terms of service forbid use of the service to buy or sell firearms, firearms parts, or firearms accessories. Many individuals who have used PayPal to sell firearms parts find their accounts frozen or shut down by PayPal.
Similar things have happened to gun stores having their bank accounts frozen or having their credit card payment processors refuse to process…
Cases such as this will only be more widespread in the future, especially as governments continue to pursue the war on cash. If cash is eliminated and electronic systems become the only way anyone can pay for anything, all it will take is a little bit of government pressure on payment system operators to stop processing payments for X or Y and voila, you can longer buy X or Y.
What good is money in the bank if you can’t use it to buy what you want? In fact, governments may dispense with pressure on payment systems and just monitor transactions as they occur, automatically rejecting payments for goods they don’t want …
Every transaction made electronically can be tracked and traced. If every purchase you make is done electronically, your entire purchase history is open to scrutiny."
The powerful banking lobby, of course, wants a digital cashless system, because it will enrich them with transaction fees and penalties, continue and expand fractional reserve lending, and give them the power to monitor all the transactions, at detailed levels with data for every purchase. But despite this monitoring, money and transactions will not necessarily be more secure.
You cannot “hold” your money, you must be able to access it, and that depends upon authorization of the system. It can be hacked or erased in a split second.
And how would America under the digital grid – perhaps 10x worse than Greece when the ATM's are shut down, the banks closed, the grid off and cash eradicated, while the population is forced under the yoke.
Not only is this grid vulnerable, but it is also becoming unavoidable.
Jumping The TPPA Gun Could Backfire [Depending On Your Point Of View] February 25 2016 | From: Greens [This is not a political endorsement but pertinent questions are asked with highly revealing answers]
Yesterday in Parliament I asked the Prime Minister if he is planning to change our laws to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), even before it is clear if the US Congress will ratify it.
The Prime Minister said he was going to push ahead with changing our laws and wouldn’t wait to see if the US was going to actually ratify the agreement.
If Congress doesn’t agree to the TPPA, or if the Japanese Parliament doesn’t, the whole deal falls apart. This is because the TPPA requires ratification by countries representing at least 85 percent of the total GDP, and that means the US and Japan have to be on board.
The problem is that it’s far from clear if the US Congress will ever ratify the TPPA in its current form.
A majority is currently opposed. Some members are demanding further concessions for the US tobacco industry or the big pharmaceutical companies, which would be bad for New Zealand.
While President Obama is supportive, none of the Democratic or Republican front-runners to replace him support the TPPA.
We could find ourselves in a lose-lose situation where we’ve changed our laws to suit the TPPA, but the TPPA itself never comes into force so the tariffs and other trade barriers don’t disappear for our exporters.
So then I asked, if the TPPA becomes null and void because the US Congress dumps it, will New Zealand reverse the changes to our laws that we’ll have already made?
The Prime Minister’s answer was no. The Government won’t delay introducing and passing legislation to ratify the TPPA, and then won’t reverse the laws if it doesn’t go ahead.
Figure 1.1: Globalist minion bitches do as instructed
He seems to be saying that we could be left with several alarming changes to our laws, with absolutely no trade benefit in return. These include:
Raising the threshold at which Overseas Investment Office approval is needed from $100 million to $200 million, making it easier for overseas investors to buy up our farmland and industry.
Changing the length of copyright from 50 years to 70 years, with an annual cost of around $55 million. We’ll also need to establish new enforcement powers for Customs, and new civil and criminal penalties for copyright infringement [in part to shut down websites that expose the actions of the criminal cabal].
Changes to the Patents Act, which are likely to complicate Pharmac’s access to cheaper medicines.
Changing the Plant Varieties Act, making it harder for farmers to save seeds for use in the following season, and the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act to strengthen the rights of agricultural chemical manufacturers.
Changes to the Tariff Act and the Customs and Excise Act – dropping our tariffs for other TPPA countries.
Changes to the Trade Marks Act.
Thankfully, some of the most alarming aspects of the TPPA, such as the investor state dispute process that allows corporations to sue governments, don’t require legislative change. So if the TPPA does fall apart in the US Congress, we won’t have already swallowed that particular dead rat. But we will have swallowed others.
1924 Newspaper Article Outlines Six Goals Of The Illuminati February 22 2016 | From: TruthStreamMedia
Of course, these days the concept of the Illuminati is much less a shadowy secret society bent on world domination than a cruel inside joke MTV has played out with borrowed symbolism.
But back in 1924, people were very worried about the Illuminati’s plans to take over the world by destroying it.
This article in the June 21, 1924 edition of the Joplin Globe laid bare the six “principles” or goals of the Illuminati:
First, the abolition of government.
Second, the abolition of patriotism.
Third, the abolition of private property rights.
Fourth, the abolition of all rights of inheritance.
Fifth, the abolition of religion.
— and finally —
Sixth, the abolition of the family relations.
Marvin also notes that even though the order of the Illuminati had long since disappeared from public view by the 1920s, he was convinced it was alive and well and “responsible for all the radical efforts so well exemplified in recent years by Lenin and his followers in Russia”. The article goes on to spell it out:
“[Marvin] is assured it is operating in America today, seeking first to create mental attitude of unrest, then distrust, and finally, class hatred.”
The chain of custody for these covert actions lands back in the circle surrounding the likes of scheming and well-connected family dynasties such as Harriman, Bush, Dulles, Rockefeller, Rothschild and other fellow travelers, through covert financier-style foreign policy on behalf of the international banking circles to which they belong.
The same characters built up other despotic regimes, not only during the 20th Century, but throughout their sordid and secret history, as with the Bavarian Illuminati‘s sponsorship of the French Revolution during which it worked to undermine the king and trampled over the masses of society.
The accounts are detailed, but can be traced through time to the order of men who today congregate at Davos, Bilderberg and above, well inside the ring of power of those orchestrating — if no longer in name, then at least in deeds — as the “Illuminati.”
But then again, there are many names; many of the groups are transient. It is a bit of a shell game, after all.
Now fast forward to today and take a look around. Notice anything…?
Should I Keep All My Savings In A Bank Or Not? February 21 2016 | From: Jack
In answer to questions about investment and keeping money in the bank for a rainy day in anticipation of an impending global banking liquidity crisis;
Basically the global banks have been printing trillions of dollars out of thin air, and loaning it out to governments, corporations and individuals to buy shares and property thus massively inflating the value of those products. You can see numerous references to this in the Banking Crimes & Criminals section of this website.
This massive mountain of debt is now becoming unsustainable and to temporarily stop the stack of cards from collapsing, they are lowering interest rates down to even negative rates, to delay the inevitable which is now getting very close.
Simplified, this unethical process works like this:
A young farmer bought a farm at the end of WW2 for $NZ3000 dollars. In 2016, because of inflation in the currency it is now worth $10 million, but he is now too old to farm it so wants to sell it.
Another young farmer comes along who wants to buy it but hasn’t got the money to pay for it, so he goes to his local bank who loans him $10 million to buy it (which money the bank has created out of thin air).
The bank give him a cheque, and the young farmer gives the old farmer his $10 million with the bank placing a mort-gage (death-bond in French) over the farm as security for the loan which they have created out of thin air.
The old farmer, who by this time is financially well off retires to his holiday home at the beach, and says to his dear wife. Darling, what shall we do with the proceeds from the farm? Dear, she says, I think we will be conservative and just deposit it back in the bank.
So they go to their local bank to deposit the $10 million back into the same bank that wrote the cheque for the young farmer in the first place.
So all that has happened is that the ownership of the property has been transferred from the old farmer to the bank by way of their mortgage over the security. However, the increase in the deposits held by the bank has risen by $10 million.
In New Zealand, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand calls this rise massive in deposits of money created out of thin air C17 Household Deposits.
They keep a record each month of the growth in these deposits in all the banks registered with the Reserve Bank, as do all other countries controlled by the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland, in turn controlled by the Bank of England.
If banks did not take this counterfeit toilet paper out of the system, the whole system would collapse and we would have hyperinflation. When the system soon collapses, the banks are going to steal these C17 household deposits and recapitalise the banks with peoples’ saving through a devious system called Open Bank Resolution.
Here are the current statistics of C17 Household deposits of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, which shows people are re-depositing most of this massive growth in credit back into their savings accounts and superannuation funds – which all will be taken when Open Bank Resolution is implemented.
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Note the growth in deposits currently is rising at about $1 to $2 billion per month at present – simply horrendous. now with $151 billion sitting in savings accounts or one and a half times the current market capitalisation of the NZ Stock market at present.
They cannot allow this money to be withdrawn to go into share of property investment as it would again double its value over night. As they continue to drop interest rates to negative interest rates, the danger of this happening is guaranteed, and thus is the period that Open Bank Resolution will occur.
Look at the list closely! But a house, commercial property or whatever, but do not leave your life savings in the bank or in a superannuation fund!
"We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center.” Trump told those in attendance.
“It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay.” Trump continued.
“But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center. Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out.”
“But when I look at a guy like Lindsey Graham, you’ll end up being over in that war forever, you’ll start World War Three.” Trump also noted.
Trump was referring to the 28 pages of the original Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, which remain classified and withheld from the public on grounds of ‘national security’.
The pages are thought to implicate the Saudi Royal Family in financing the supposed hijackers in the United States prior to the attacks.
Speaking at a press conference regarding the missing pages in 2014, Rep. Thomas Massie lobbied for the release of the documents stating he read them and that they challenged him to reconsider everything he knew about the event.
"As I read it - we all had our own experience - I had to stop every couple pages and just sort of absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything,” Massie said.
Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Jeb Bush on the campaign trail and at debates by raising the issue of 9/11, and the intelligence warnings that were provided to the Bush administration and subsequently ignored.
Jeb Bush has avoided the issue, and even mocked those who raise it:
Earlier in the week Trump doubled down on the 9/11 accusations, stating:
"I know that the CIA and various other agencies knew that something bad was going to happen and they did nothing about it. They got it wrong.”
“The heads of the CIA and the various other agencies weren’t speaking and it was a big problem,” Trump added.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Obsolete, At Birth February 20 2016 | From: Werewolf
Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms.
One of the great clichés of the Trans Pacific Partnership debate is that the deal is “a comprehensive, high quality, 21st century trade agreement.”
Conveniently, this flatters the self-image of TPP proponents – who like to think of themselves as rational, forward-thinking economic realists, even as they dismiss TPP critics as misinformed, overly emotional, anti-American featherbrains with an ingrained hostility to all forms of free trade.
Prime Minister John Key has gone out of his way to frame the debate in those terms.
So then, what are we to make of the fact that one of the central elements of the TPP – the “investor state dispute settlement” (ISDS) mechanisms – is already obsolete? In November, barely two months after the TPP deal was completed, the European Trade Commission formally presented to the US its proposal to scrap the existing ISDS system, and to replace it in all future trade deals with an Investment Court System.
The EC envisages for instance, that this new system – and not the ISDS tribunals enshrined in the TPP – should govern any and all trade disputes arising from the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
"The EU has formally presented to the US its proposal for a reformed approach on investment protection and a new and more transparent system for resolving disputes between investors and states: the Investment Court System...
The final text includes all the key elements of the Commission’s proposal of 16 September, which aims at safeguarding the right to regulate and create a court-like system with an appeal mechanism based on clearly defined rules, with qualified judges and transparent proceedings.
The proposal also includes additional improvements on access to the new system by small and medium sized companies.
The new system would replace the existing investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in TTIP and in all ongoing and future EU trade and investment negotiations.
Today marks the end of a long internal process in the EU to develop a modern approach on investment protection and dispute resolution for the TTIP and beyond,” said EC Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.
Malmstom has elaborated on the concerns that she has about the current ISDS system. Ironically, her concerns echo the same criticisms of the ISDS tribunals that TPP opponents in New Zealand have expressed, and that the likes of Key and Steven Joyce continue to pooh-pooh.
"From the start of my mandate almost a year ago, ISDS has been one of the most controversial issues in my brief. I met and listened to many people and organisations, including NGOs, which voiced a number of concerns about the old, traditional system.
It’s clear to me that all these complaints had one common feature – that there is a fundamental and widespread lack of trust by the public in the fairness and impartiality of the old ISDS model. This has significantly affected the public’s acceptance of ISDS and of companies bringing such cases."
So how do we create public trust?
Malmstrom asks herself:
"We need to introduce the same elements that lead citizens to trust their domestic courts. Concretely, I want to restore trust by setting up an Investment Court System under TTIP – one that is accountable, transparent and subject to democratic principles.
It will be judges, not arbitrators, who sit on these cases. They must have qualifications comparable to those found in national domestic courts, or in international courts such as the International Court of Justice or the WTO Appellate Body.
Also – the judges will be publically appointed in advance. And, like in courts, you won’t be able to choose which judges hear your case. Furthermore, we will guarantee there is no conflict of interest. Again, like in domestic and international courts, the judges won’t be able to continue any activities which might interfere with their judicial functions. Finally, I want to introduce an Appeal Tribunal. Just like in domestic legal systems and the World Trade Organization.
The Investment Court System will also enshrine governments’ right to regulate. Our proposal includes a direct instruction to the judges, which the appeal tribunal will ensure is properly respected. All this will be done in a system where there is even greater transparency than in domestic courts, with all documents online and all hearings open to the public.
In other words, the European Trade Commissioner has heard, and shares, many of the same concerns that TPP opponents have voiced about the foreign investment mechanisms contained in the TPP. Moreover, the EC has formally proposed a means to resolve them.
So… why should New Zealand – which has two years to ratify the TPP – rush into:
a) Ratifying an ISDS process that the European Commission has deemed to be faulty and
b) Where an alternative system that resolves many of its faults is in train and which
c) Is very likely to be included in the next cab off the global trade rank : the TTIP. Surely, even Phil Goff can see the wisdom of holding fire, and implementing what Malmstrom is advocating.
If we want a TPP that is truly a high quality, comprehensive, 21st century deal the answer is obvious : we should wait for as long as is possible within the two year window open to us, and seek to incorporate the Investment Court System within it. ( Probably, the US Congress won’t be voting to ratify the TPP until 2017.)
That wouldn’t make the TPP an ideal document, or even a very good deal for the wider public. But it would improve it, and it would help to remove one of the central, entirely valid public objections to it.
At the very least, we should not be rushing into rubber-stamping a deal whose most contentious feature is outmoded and out of step with where trade policy is now headed, via the upcoming TTIP.
In the meantime, Key and Joyce should stop badmouthing the New Zealanders who feel concerned about ISDS. Because it is Key and Joyce who are pushing an out-of-date measure that was never fit for purpose.
Throughout the debate on the TPP, there have been claims and counter claims about whether ISDS mechanisms do pose a threat to this nation’s sovereignty. Proponents point to previous trade deals containing ISDS provisions that have not – yet – resulted in threats to sovereignty.
These ‘so far, so good’ responses are illogical – in that they don’t follow the same logic that we pursue in areas such as arms proliferation, where we pre-emptively try to minimise the dissemination of potential dangers, rather than waiting for them to blow up in our face before deciding to act.
In that respect, surprisingly little of the sovereignty debate on the TPP has mentioned the precedents that exist in ISDS case law, which give ample reason for concern about the ability of nation states to remain able to regulate in the public interest. The rest of this article will cite some of the relevant precedents.
1. Actions Against Government’s Regulating for Environmental Reasons
Example : Bilcon of Delaware Inc v Canada et al.
One of the most contentious areas of ISDS case law is the extent to which countries can be held liable after:
a) Giving investors every indication that a project would be welcome and would proceed, but then
b) Backtracking after factors such as the environmental impact (and the political reactions to it) have been assessed. Ultimately, it all hinges on the extent to which the early representations made by the host state (or region) are deemed to have aroused ‘legitimate expectations’ among the investors that then qualify them for compensation if the project is subsequently quashed.
Obviously, countries (and needy regions) routinely make rosy overtures to investors before the full implications (and the environmental impacts and political blowback) of the project become known. Not all of these enticements render the host country legally liable.
Yet one can readily imagine the likes of John Key or Murray McCully or Steven Joyce promising the moon to a wealthy prospective foreign investor in New Zealand’s oil exploration or mining sectors, and then ordering public servants to make it happen. Any rash promises (that the permit system will be no problem etc) can return to bite a host country, in court.
Because under certain conditions, such enticements generate ‘legitimate expectations’ under the ‘fair and equitable treatment’ standard. The question becomes one of just how specific, and just how unambiguous those enticements must be in order to land the host country in multi-million dollar trouble.
The relevant cases here are Waste Management v United Mexican States, Parkerings-Compagniet AS v Republic of Lithuania, and Sampra Energy International v the Argentine Republic. In that last case, the ruling confirmed that the ‘ legitimate expectations’ rule applies ‘when the investment has been attracted and induced by means of assurances and representations.’
The 2015 case that put major heat on the TPP negotiators to reach a consensus wording about when and how ISDS provisions should apply was Bilcon v Canada, a case taken under the NAFTA trade deal.
In a majority opinion delivered last March, the courts found that Canada had to pay compensation to US investors who had been planning to build a quarry in Nova Scotia – that is, until regional and federal panels vetoed the quarry on the grounds that it would damage the environment and would ‘breach core community values.’
This ruling now lays Canada open to a $300 million damages suit. It came just one month after Canada was ordered to pay $US17.3 million in compensation to Exxon Mobil (and its joint partner) after an ISDS panel ruled that the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador had violated NAFTA by imposing research requirements retro-actively onto offshore oil producers, as part of a benefits package to the local regions adjacent to where the oil was being extracted.
As University of Vienna legal expert Stefan Dudas has pointed out, the Bilcon finding against Canada was all the more important given the ‘abundance’ of ISDS treaty disputes worldwide that are related to the mining sector.
"There are more than 130 cases registered with ICSID [World Bank}alone that deal with oil, gas and mining disputes, and broken promises by host state officials is a recurring issue.”
The Bilcon firm successfully argued that Nova Scotia and Canada had shifted the goalposts on the environmental standards for the quarry after the company had responded to their welcoming noises, and Bilcon further alleged that this change of heart had been politically driven.
In his minority dissent, as reported in the Toronto Globe and Mail article cited above, University of Ottawa law professor Donald McRae counter-claimed that the Bilcon ruling represents a ‘significant intrusion’ into domestic jurisdiction, and would ‘create a chill’ among environmental review panels that will now be reluctant to rule against projects that would cause undue harm to the environment, or to human health.
Dudas, while sympathetic to the investors, reaches a not dissimilar conclusion about the Bilcon outcome :
"[It] confirms that host State representations, assurances or promises aimed at persuading a specific investor to make an investment commitment may give rise to reasonable expectations that can result in, or at least serve as starting point for a breach of the international minimum standard of treatment if the State does not live up to its word…..
While one may understand the desire of capital-importing states to attract foreign investments….a lesson to be learnt from past experience is that encouragements to invest by state officials should not be taken lightly, especially when environmental-law concerns are at stake."
So how does this relate to the TPP? Last September, the influential US Congressman Sander Levin wrote a well publicised memo seeking re-assurance that TPP negotiators would devise language to shut the stable door on the ISDS provisions, in order to ensure:
a) That the Bilcon findings could not be repeated and
b) That the burden of proof was shifted onto the investor, by requiring them to prove that any damage done to their ‘realistic’ profit expectations had truly been due to ‘arbitrary’ changes of policy by the host country.
Unfortunately, such sensible safeguards have not been built into the final TPP text – and safeguards that were contained in a leaked 2012 TPP draft of the ISDS provisions have now been dropped. Certainly, some side issues have been addressed.
Tobacco health policy by governments has been exempted from ISDS challenge, and frivolous suits will be harder to bring – yet the ambit of what can be subject to ISDS challenge has actually been expanded. Financial regulation will now be subject to ISDS.
This means that – for example – the government’s discretion to regulate the marketing of the kind of toxic instruments that created the GFC only six years ago, will henceforth be liable to ISDS challenge. Also, under the finalized TPP, the World Trade Organization rules on the creation, limitation or revocation of intellectual property rights will be ISDS-actionable. Before now, this wasn’t the case.
The list goes on…under the final TPP text, no requirement has been placed on disgruntled foreign investors to first seek redress in the New Zealand courts before launching their ISDS actions.
As a consequence, foreign firms will be free to bypassd our courts and shop around overseas for an ISDS tribunal with a track record of sympathy for their grievances.
Even when governments win, they will remain be liable for ISDS tribunal costs, which as Public Citizen has pointed out, currently average around $US8 million per case. Crucially, the burden of proof in ISDS cases has not been shifted in line with the Levin memo.
It is easy to see why multinational corporations – having just had their powers to challenge, punish and intimidate sovereign governments via the ISDS tribunals whose reach has just expanded by the TPP – would be hostile to the more impartial and more transparent judicial system that Malmstrom and the European Commission is proposing to replace the ISDS tribunals.
Obviously, any future court cannot allow itself to be shackled by the narrow and flawed precedents set by that system.
In the coming weeks and months, John Key and his fellow travellers (eg, Phil Goff ) should explain why they would want to rush to ratify the TPP and the ISDS provisions it contains, when a fairer system that’s better able to allay public fears, is already waiting in the wings.
Footnote : Here are some other cases that illustrate how the ISDS procedures pose a genuine risk to the sovereign right of governments to rule in the public good. Much of this subsequent information comes from Pia Eberhardt’s July 2014 report “Investment Protection At A Crossroads” published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a think tank associated with the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Since December 2013, the SPD has been part of a grand coalition led by Angela Merkel. Where I can, I’ve updated Eberhardt’s paper.
2. ISDS Actions Against Governments Seeking to Phase out Nuclear Plants
Example:Vattenfall v. Germany (II):
Aberhardt’s precis: ‘Since 2012, the Swedish power company Vattenfall has been suing the German government on the basis of investment protection rules in the multilateral Energy Charter Treaty.
Vattenfall wants over 3.7 billion euros in compensation for the decommissioning of the Krümmel and Brunsbuttel nuclear power plants in the context of the German nuclear phase-out following the Fukushima disaster.
Both of these fault-prone reactors were already offline when the German parliament passed the law to phase out nuclear power.’
"The Vattenfall I Dispute Case (2009–2011) Regarding Environmental Regulations Applying to the Coal-Fired Power Plant Hamburg-Moorburg In 2009, the company Vattenfall filed its first complaint against the German federal government with the ICSID in Washington, D.C. This was the first (known) investor-state arbitration procedure against Germany.
At issue in that case was the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Hamburg-Moorburg, situated on the River Elbe. The Hamburg Environmental Authority had issued a licence imposing water quality standards, which, according to Vattenfall, made the whole investment project “unviable.“
The corporation argued that the environmental permit violated the provisions set out in Part 3 of the Energy Charter Treaty regarding the promotion and protection of investments and proceeded to file a compensation claim against Germany of about €1.4 billion, plus arbitration costs and interest.
The dispute between Germany and Vattenfall was settled in the spring of 2011, with Germany agreeing to a watered down environmental permit in favour of the corporation."
3. ISDS Actions Against Governments Seeking to Regulate to Limit the Environmental Damage Caused by Fracking
Example: Lone Pine v. Canada:
Aberhardt summary: ‘The oil and gas company Lone Pine has been suing Canada since 2012 for $250 million in Canadian dollars in damages. Because of the danger of environmental destruction posed by fracking, the province of Quebec issued a moratorium on the controversial deep drilling technique and in this context revoked a number of drilling licenses.'
Lone Pine is headquartered in Canada, but it is suing the country through a letterbox company in the US tax haven of Delaware based on the investment protection provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico.
My footnote : this case seems to be ongoing. This confidentiality order issued in March 2015 and the subsequent redactions perfectly illustrate the difficulty in the public gaining any transparency about the ISDS tribunal procedures, even though the public may end up footing the bill.
4. ISDS Actions Against Governments Seeking to Regulate to Ensure Water Protection
Example: Pacific Rim v. El Salvador:
Aberhardt : ‘Since 2009, the mining company Pacific Rim has been conducting a lawsuit against a mining moratorium in El Salvador based on the investment protection rules in the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) between the United States and several Central American countries.
The moratorium was imposed following massive popular protests against environmental destruction and water pollution from mining activities. Because Pacific Rim cannot open its planned gold mine »El Dorado« as a result, the corporation wants 301 million US dollars in compensation for the loss of the expected profits, hence about 1 per cent of the gross domestic product of the country.
Pacific Rim is headquartered in Canada (which is not a party to CAFTA) and is conducting its action through a subsidiary in the US state of Nevada.’
My footnote : a January 2016 Counterpunch article on the fracking/water protection issues in North America with respect to ISDS can be found here.
5. ISDS Actions to Limit Corporations Having to Pay Compensation for Environmental Crimes
Example: Chevron v. Ecuador:
Eberhardt: 'Since 2009, the US multinational oil company Chevron has been suing Ecuador on the basis of the United States-Ecuador investment agreement, because it had been sentenced by Ecuadorian courts to pay 9.5 billion US dollars in compensation to indigenous communities for massive environmental pollution – wrongly, according to Chevron.
To date, the three-man tribunal which is hearing the case has found in favour of the corporation and has called upon the government of Ecuador not to carry out the sentence.
Lovin' their Loosh
The fact that Ecuador has rejected this by appeal to the separation of powers in its constitution is now being interpreted by Chevron as a violation of the standard of »fair and equitable negotiation« in investment law – for which Chevron is in turn seeking compensation.'
My footnote. On January 20, 2016, a District Court of Justice panel in the Hague found in favour of Chevron on its counterclaim for a $106 million arbitration award against Ecuador. The International Court has not yet ruled on the central $9.5 billion claim. Ecuador is appealing the arbitration decision.
Clearly, this case should be special interest to Maori in their role as kaitiaki over customary rights, in the event of an oil spill. Ecuador is not only being denied compensation for the pollution damage that its indigenous communities have suffered at the hands of Big Oil, but it has been successfully counter-sued by Chevron for the way it went about bringing its suit.
6. ISDS Actions Against Governments Trying to Regulate to Protect their Banking Systems
Example: Poštová Banka & Istro-kapital v. Greece:
Eberhardt: 'The Slovak Poštová Banka and its Cypriot shareholder Istrokapital have been suing Greece since 2013 on account of the haircut on the country’s sovereign debt. In 2010, Poštová Banka had bought Greek government bonds at a knockdown price.
When Greece was negotiating a reduction of the debts with its creditors two years later, the bank opposed the haircut. The legal basis for the action is provided by bilateral investment agreements between Greece and Slovakia and between Greece and Cyprus. The level of damages demanded is not known.'
Again, this ruling should be of interest to New Zealand, given the widening of the TPP’s ambit to include financial regulation.
7. ISDS Actions to Prevent Governments from Regulating to Raise the Minimum Wage
Example: Veolia v. Egypt:
Eberhardt summary: 'Since 2012, the French utility company Veolia has been suing Egypt based on the bilateral investment agreement between France and Egypt for an alleged breach of a contract for waste disposal in the city of Alexandria.
The city had refused to make changes to the contract which Veolia wanted in order to meet higher costs – in part due to the introduction of a minimum wage. In addition, according to Veolia, the local police had failed to prevent the massive theft of dustbins by the local population. According to media reports, Veolia wants 82 million euros in compensation.'
My footnote : as far as I can tell, this case is still pending. But there is a more extensive account of the case – and that is more sympathetic to Veolia – available here.
8. ISDS Actions to Prevent Governments to Acting Reverse the Illegal Privatisation of State Assets
Example: Indorama v. Egypt:
Eberhardt summary : 'Since 2011, the Indonesian textile group Indorama has been suing Egypt because an Egyptian court ordered the re-nationalization of a textile factory that had been privatized – according to the court, unlawfully – under the Mubarak regime.
The judgement had been preceded by a strike and occupations by textile workers calling for the re-nationalization of the company and for better working conditions and wages.' (Perry 2011)
My footnote : this case was finally settled in July 2015. The company claimed $150 million as compensation; the settlement awarded them $55 million.
9. ISDS Actions to Prevent Governments from Regulating to Ensure Cheaper Medicines
Example : Eli Lilly v. Canada:
Eberhardt: 'The US pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has been conducting an action since 2013 against Canada’s patent law on the basis of the investor protection in NAFTA, because Canadian courts had declared two of its patents on medicines void.
The patents for Strattera to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and Zyprexa to treat schizophrenia were revoked because the promised benefit had not been adequately demonstrated in a short test phase with a small number of test persons.
Eli Lilly wants 500 million US dollars in compensation and is also attacking Canadian patent law, according to which a patent is granted only if the promised benefits of an invention can be adequately proven at the time of the patent application.'
10. ISDS Actions to Prevent Governments from Regulating in Favour of Environmental Protection
Example: Renco v. Peru:
Eberhardt: 'Because the mining company Doe Run had not satisfied the promised environmental protection measures at a metal smelting plant in the town of La Oroya in the Peruvian Andes, the government revoked its operating licence.
As a result, the corporation has been conducting a lawsuit since 2011 based on the bilateral United States-Peru free trade agreement through its US parent, the Renco Group, for 800 million US dollars in damages.
Environmental organizations have repeatedly declared La Oroya to be one of the most polluted places in the world…'
The Strangest Banking Trend that No One Thought Could Happen, Is Happening February 19 2016 | From: AtlasObscura
For centuries, if you gave someone a loan, that money usually came with a cost. This cost, otherwise known as interest, whether formalised in legal documents, agreed to with a handshake, or enforced with an implicit or explicit threat, was one of the few constants in banking.
But for some of the world’s largest government banks, an idea that was dismissed as outlandish has recently become a strange reality: negative interest rates.
It's exactly as it sounds - Banks can now charge people for the privilege of holding their money.
This would seem to de-incentivize formerly desired behavior. Why would depositors continue to buy government bonds if it made more financial sense, on paper, to stuff it in their mattress?
In 2009, however, Sweden became the first country in modern times to lower interest rates below zero, both to fight the 2008 financial crisis and to avoid a so-called liquidity trap, when money becomes trapped in government banks.
Less than five years later, the European Central Bank, which administers monetary policy for the eurozone, also installed negative interest rates - currently at negative 0.3 percent.
Government banks for years encouraged spending by lowering interest rates on government bonds and other investments, getting ever closer to zero and, in the process, steering depositors toward spending money instead of stashing it away.
The influential British economist John Maynard Keynes [cabal minion - pictured left] predicted decades ago that government banks might someday consider negative interest rates to hasten this process, in part to help fight low inflation or deflation.
But Keynes didn’t actually think it would happen, not expecting that anyone would pay banks to hold their money instead of withdrawing it as cash.
Yet, Sweden’s 2009 lowering of rates - seemingly without many of the negative consequences that some economists had predicted - paved the way for larger government banks to experiment with the approach.
The European Central Bank lowered its rate twice more after initially going below zero in June 2014.
The phenomenon created ripples stateside even though negative interest rates remain a tough sell in the U.S. Investors felt the most immediate effects, as bank stocks in Europe took a dive after government banks went below zero.
Consumers may see lower rates but negative interest rates doesn't mean that, say, banks will suddenly give you money when you take out loans. Retail banks probably won't be charging consumer depositors to hold their money any time soon, lest they risk a bank run.
Anything is possible, though. Their swift transformation from theoretical abstraction to real possibility seemed unlikely as soon as three years ago, when former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers floated the idea, only to be dismissed by many economists, who argued then that negative interest rates would unnecessarily spook investors.
“It could affect confidence and be a challenge to the animal spirits,” Joseph LaVorgna, the chief economist for Deutsche Bank, told Bloomberg then.
Other commentators insisted that negative interest rates would likely never happen on American soil, because, as economics blogger Felix Salmon said, they were possibly "un-American.”
(Salmon did allow for the possibility that it was more of a psychological problem than a real one. If you pay fees on your checking account, he pointed out, you’re likely already paying a negative interest rate in real terms, even if you don’t know it.)
American officials also expressed skepticism. Negative interest rates weren’t an idea they considered “very seriously,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in September 2015. (Some experts, meanwhile, questioned whether negative rates could potentially expose the Fed to legal risk, though the courts have generally given the Fed wide latitude in administering monetary policy.)
Just last week, however, Yellen walked back previous statements that going below zero wasn’t much of a possibility. Yellen said that a chance of a recession in 2016 meant that the Fed would be considering every option for boosting the economy, including negative interest rates.
UK Minister Holds Top-Level Defence Talks In Wellington + MP Gareth Hughes Calls New Zealand Prime Minister John Key On Poor Leadership February 19 2016 | From: NationalBusinessReview
A British Foreign Office Minister is visiting New Zealand in the first top-level meeting since Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was here a year ago.
Hugo Swire, Minister of State for Asia-Pacific, will hold talks with Foreign Minister Murray McCully, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Climate Change and State Services Minister Paula Bennett.
He will also address business leaders at a Trans-Tasman Circle function and discuss the UK’s expertise in infrastructure, innovation and Smart Cities in a roundtable with the regional “metro mayors.”
While in Wellington, Mr Swire will lay a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and visit the site of the proposed UK memorial there.
At Weta Workshops, he will inspect design and engineering plans for the UK memorial and also visit the Great War Exhibition, designed by Sir Peter Jackson.
Mr Swire will attend the opening night on Friday of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington before visiting Christchurch to meet Mayor Lianne Dalziel to hear about the rebuild on the eve of the five-year anniversary of the February 22, 2011, earthquake.
Gareth Hughes On The NZ Prime Minister's Poor Leadership
Shame on the politicians (esp. PM Key) who weren't in Parliament to hear this epic speech.
Everyone should hear Gareth's wise words.
The Control-Matrix Is Crashing Because The Truth-Seekers Are Winning
February 17 2016 | From: ZenGardner
The way the masses view the world is a farce. Every single mainstream perspective is either purposely deceptive, or completely misses the point. Even the people in places of influence who we’re meant to trust have either sold out, or are just plain ignorant to the facts.
There’s no need to have a heavy heart though; the matrix of control is crashing because the truth-seekers are dealing heavy blows to the false narratives that have for too long shaped the collective mindset of humanity. Of course the internet can be celebrated for being the primary mechanism which has amplified the sharing of information across location, race, culture and belief systems. In retrospect, the powers-that-will-no-longer-be would be kicking themselves for not trying harder to institute their insidious plan for humanity prior to the birth and growth of the world-wide-web.
Make no mistake though; they have been very successful on many fronts. For example, try to imagine a world where:
Most journalists don’t report the real news;
The majority of doctors don’t truly understand the causes of poor health and how to legitimately resolve it;
high proportion of politicians don’t know how the money supply works and what the agenda is of those who control it;
Many so-called expert scientists ‘believe’ in a discredited philosophy which resembles a dogmatic religion;
The majority of teachers don’t realize they’re teaching a system of indoctrination that nowhere near gets close to the information and critical thinking that should be afforded our kids; and
The masses are not only ill-informed, divided and feverishly fighting against each other over small and irrelevant topics, but they’re also sleepwalking through one of the most majestic and reverent realities that could have ever been conceptualized.
Well, welcome to our world.
Example One: TVNZ 'News' at 6pm has degenerated to half an hour of
agenda-spun cherry-picked utter bullshit, followed by half an hour of Bread-and Circus distractionary sports in order to further placate the fluoridated, chemtrailed masses. This is the first of two examples of the laughable unbridled investigative journalism that spoon-feeds the sheeple here in New Zealand today. But don't worry - because after that there are hours and hours of cheap and nasty, brain-numbing 'talent', cooking and home renovation embarrassments too.
As we begin what we call the 21st Century, every system that should be designed to facilitate the health and vitality of the people has been hacked with lies, deception, dysfunction and disharmony. It’s easy to think that this is an embarrassment for our species because it’s beneath our intelligence and ethical capacity, yet there’s no need to lose faith in the inevitable betterment of humanity, including the way in which we organize and economize our societies.
Why? Because all of this dysfunction has been an effective driver of the collective awakening that is rising in the hearts and minds of humanity.
The inspiring fact is that more and more people are slowly waking up and realizing we all have the opportunity to come to our own, informed opinion on the truth, pertaining to both the spiritual and systemic realities. So many more people now understand the mainstream news is not to be taken seriously as its not where we can find information which is aligned with the deeper truths.
Example Two: TV3 'Newshub' at 6pm has degenerated to half an hour of
agenda-spun cherry-picked utter bullshit, followed by half an hour of Bread-and Circus distractionary sports in order to further placate the fluoridated, chemtrailed masses. For desert, another half hour of 'infotainment' twaddle follows.
They’re also acknowledging that we have the choice on what we decide to personally stand and fight for, as well as the legacy we leave for our children and our future generations.
Beware though; once we exit the matrix of control we’re faced with some serious challenges. We have a lot of inner work to do, such as designing a philosophy that ensures we’re at peace, as well as exercising patience in the quest to take back our liberties and design a legitimate and honorable future for humanity.
That’s why we’ve got to feel for those who have been long aware of the many dysfunctions of our world, especially those who have not learned peace and patience. Slowly they’ve watched:
The military-industrial-media-politico-banking complex increase their power and continue their pillage across the world;
Pharmaceutical monopolies amplifying the drugging of society, as well as keeping many of us sick so that they maximize their profits;
Movements rise up only to be vilified and disassembled, such as the Occupy Movement;
Science turned into a corporate institution, as well as further hijacked by an inaccurate and small-minded philosophy of reality;
Wars purposely created with millions of people dying for the whims of the shadow empire;
Radical extremists massaged into proxy armies to do dirty work for the collapsing power structure;
Air, medicine, food and water becoming purposely more toxic;
Governmental policy increasingly being determined by corporate/elite interests;
Police being militarized all around the globe;
The education model struggling to become less of an indoctrination system; and
The agenda of global governance becoming closer to fruition.
Some people have known about much of this for decades, so we should commend them for continuing to fight the good fight.
They might have witnessed some disheartening developments, yet as much as all this sounds dire, they’ve also seen millions of people disengage from the propaganda narratives and align themselves with the systemic and spiritual pathways that will be the next stage of our evolution.
The point is that even though we need to be patient and persevere, we should recognize and celebrate the achievements that have been made so far.
Economists who want to transform the Keynesian model to legitimate alternatives;
Teachers who understand the massive holes in the indoctrination system called public education;
Scientists who want to evolve the way energy is created and shared;
Health practitioners who see the limits of mechanistic and pharmacological medicine and the need for the reintroduction of natural and plant-based therapies;
Journalists who demand that the media monopolies need to be disassembled;
Environmentalists who want to transition the way food is grown and distributed;
Community leaders who aim to reintegrate them to better support its members;
Politicians who understand the democratic system has been hijacked by big money;
Activists who campaign for revolutions in our value systems; and
Futurists who want to change the systemic template for our societal health and well-being.
There are many beautiful souls who are leading the charge by attempting to redesign our society back into alignment with the natural laws of our universe. We should be one of them, regardless of which way we personally decide to contribute.
To do that, we all need to be super clear within ourselves what we believe and what we want to change. There are many ways to do it too, so finding our passions and strengths is critical to playing our own small part in the shift.
It is simply no longer acceptable to keep our heads in the sand; either we’re a minion of the system or we’re not.
Of course its difficult to completely disconnect from the way resources flow through the control channels, yet that needn’t stop us from talking about it, sharing information online and somehow contributing, no matter how small, to local and global movements which aim to transition humanity into the new paradigm of abundance.
After all, the truth is what it is, and it is exposing itself to the world by powerfully flowing through all of us.
Ultimately, we needn’t wait for the zombie apocalypse because its already arrived. Most people are good people, yet the masses have been brainwashed into thinking in ways that are absolutely nowhere near aligned to the truth.
They might be sleepwalking through a time where the tipping point for the conscious society builds, but that doesn’t mean they’re not salvageable.
That’s why we all have a responsibility to help facilitate waking up the collective so that together we’re more empowered and informed to really bring about a future of justice and honor that we can all be proud of.
To do so, let me give you some advice. Don’t get frustrated, don’t be rude, don’t belittle, don’t condemn. We all had to wake up at one stage so its hypocritical if we are.
Instead, be calm, be cool, be real, be articulate.
Know the information that you advocate like the back of your hand. If we want to be successful in helping others to face the delusions then we need to ensure their defense mechanisms aren’t raised so they’re more likely to be open and receptive to embrace the truth.
And one more thing; hang in there guys and be patient, we’ve still got a long, arduous way to go but we know all the effort will be worth every second.
Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations February 17 2016 | From: GlobalResearch
"The EU should have the power to police and interfere in member states’ national budgets.
I am certain, if we want to restore confidence in the eurozone, countries will have to transfer part of their sovereignty to the European level.
Several governments have not yet understood that they lost their national sovereignty long ago. Because they ran up huge debts in the past, they are now dependent on the goodwill of the financial markets."
Threw money at “several billionaires and tens of multi-millionaires”, including billionaire businessman H. Wayne Huizenga, billionaire Michael Dell of Dell computer, billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson, billionaire private equity honcho J. Christopher Flowers, and the wife of Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack
Artificially “front-loaded an enormous [stock] market rally”. Professor G. William Domhoff demonstrated that the richest 10% own 81% of all stocks and mutual funds (the top 1% own 35%). The great majority of Americans – the bottom 90% – own less than 20% of all stocks and mutual funds. So the Fed’s effort overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans … and wealthy foreigninvestors
Allowed the giant banks to grow into mega-banks, even though most independent economists and financial experts say that the economy will not recover until the giant banks are broken up. For example, Citigroup’s former chief executive says that when Citigroup was formed in 1998 out of the merger of banking and insurance giants, Greenspan told him, “I have nothing against size. It doesn’t bother me at all”
Preached that a new bubble be blown every time the last one bursts
Had a hand in Watergate and arming Saddam Hussein, according to an economist with the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee for eleven years, assisting with oversight of the Federal Reserve, and subsequently Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. See this and this
Tim Geithner – as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – was complicit in Lehman’s accounting fraud, (and see this), and pushed to pay AIG’s CDS counterparties at full value, and then to keep the deal secret. And as Robert Reich notes,
Geithner was “very much in the center of the action” regarding the secret bail out of Bear Stearns without Congressional approval. William Black points out:
"Mr. Geithner as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since October 2003, was one of those senior regulators who failed to take any effective regulatory action to prevent the crisis, but instead covered up its depth”
They also say that the Fed does not help stabilize the economy. For example:
"Thomas Sargent, the New York University professor who was announced Monday as a winner of the Nobel in economics … cites Walter Bagehot, who “said that what he called a ‘natural’ competitive banking system without a ‘central’ bank would be better…. ‘nothing can be more surely established by a larger experience than that a Government which interferes with any trade injures that trade. The best thing undeniably that a Government can do with the Money Market is to let it take care of itself.’”
Earlier U.S. central banks caused mischief, as well. For example, Austrian economist Murray Rothbard wrote:
"The panics of 1837 and 1839 … were the consequence of a massive inflationary boom fueled by the Whig-run Second Bank of the United States.
Indeed, the Revolutionary War was largely due to the actions of the world’s first central bank, the Bank of England.
When he arrived, he was surprised to find rampant unemployment and poverty among the British working classes… Franklin was then asked how the American colonies managed to collect enough money to support their poor houses. He reportedly replied:
“We have no poor houses in the Colonies; and if we had some, there would be nobody to put in them, since there is, in the Colonies, not a single unemployed person, neither beggars nor tramps.”
In 1764, the Bank of England used its influence on Parliament to get a Currency Act passed that made it illegal for any of the colonies to print their own money. The colonists were forced to pay all future taxes to Britain in silver or gold. Anyone lacking in those precious metals had to borrow them at interest from the banks.
Only a year later, Franklin said, the streets of the colonies were filled with unemployed beggars, just as they were in England. The money supply had suddenly been reduced by half, leaving insufficient funds to pay for the goods and services these workers could have provided.
He maintained that it was “the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and . . . the Revolutionary War.” This, he said, was the real reason for the Revolution: “the colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction.”
And things are getting worse … rather than better. As Professor Werner tells Washington’s Blog:
"Central banks have legally become more and more powerful in the past 30 years across the globe, yet they have become de facto less and less accountable. In fact, as I warned in my book New Paradigm in Macroeconomics in 2005, after each of the ‘recurring banking crises’, central banks are usually handed even more powers.
This also happened after the 2008 crisis. [Background here and here.] So it is clear we have a regulatory moral hazard problem: central banks seem to benefit from crises. No wonder the rise of central banks to ever larger legal powers has been accompanied not by fewer and smaller business cycles and crises, but more crises and of larger amplitude."
The problem: Government is the problem, NOT the solution. After nine years of grinding deepening recession, it’s time to change course.
In a democracy Governments are elected by the people to serve them, but not to be the authoritarian dictator as is the case.
Governments have taken all the power, and means to intoxicate your way of living.
They have got the power to tax, detain, imprison, torture, and send young men and women to fight wars in foreign countries that not even have been a threat.
They regulate, hamper businesses, debase the money, obstruct trade by embargos, and control anything that comes to mind. Governments clearly are not serving the public, worse they are people’s enemy,
Enforcing security checks at airports without any real protection, but creating business for its government pals. With the purpose leaving people to wonder who will safeguard them against theft and violence, convincing them that of course it is their Government as an institution that steals and aggress against them.
In virtually every Western country we see a 'red party" and a "blue party" - nothing more than two masks on the same face of the globalist agenda
People entrust the course of justice to an institution that obscenely corrupts it. People are made to remain under tutelage to surrender to government their liberties and opportunities; they wouldn’t dare be caught without.
The power of modern representative government is that it cheats the masses into believing that they are insiders too. They are encouraged to vote and to believe that their vote really matters. Obviously, it matters not at all. Generally, voters have no idea what or whom they are voting for.
Often, they get the opposite of what they thought they had voted for anyway.
Government is a phenomenon, not a system. It is best understood as a fight between the outsiders and the insiders. The insiders always control the government, and use it to take control of the outsiders. Why do they want to do so? The usual reasons are Wealth, Power, and Status.” In short: Government is an institution wherein the “insiders” steal the wealth, power and status from the “outsiders.”
Government is a monopoly. And as far as monopolies go, it is the lowest strain in the field of management that hates competition.
Government does not steer clear of competition because it is stronger, wiser and superior in providing value to human beings, but simply because it alone has the power to keep others from being stronger, wiser and superior over it, while setting the bar pretty low for itself. So it’s no surprise that government is often the embodiment of complacent, unsupervised corruption.
Government and Banks are insolvent. And as the ruin spreads, so does the modern blight of authoritarian globalisation. Apart from regime change, there are only three things that can correct this trend. That’s the competition of the free market, the removal of the legal tender monopoly of the Central Banks given by the government, and the elimination of all regulatory bodies.
Fractional Reserve Banking: [Click on the image to open a larger version in a new window]
Most people may already understand today that banks are acting immorally. But their naive belief in government prevents them from seeing that the banks could not do what they do without the government. These are two different entities in collaboration of fleecing the people they should take care of!
The day the cabal is defeated, people will see the system for what it is, as many times before on this site logically and understandably is explained. – Don’t stop waking up people until the cabal has surrendered, as they are the criminals “behind the curtain” and correctly people realise that their only intend is to ruin all outsiders. The more people are awake the easier it is to remove the cabal for once and forever.
Most people have no idea how the financial world works. They think investments go up or down and one makes money depending on their luck or skill - just like in any other game. However they don’t know the game is rigged to the hilt.
Central banks make credit available to the big banks at preferential rates. The banks then earn a fat “spread” by making loans to government, industry, and households.
They make money from lending, and with the debt of the lending they create new money out of nothing, then again by packaging and selling the debt to investors, pension funds, and insurance companies they make even more money, while their risk is sold off to someone else in the process.
Everything is fine until the credit cycle turns down. Then marginal debtors can’t pay and marginal – subprime or junk – debt loses value. Stocks and real estate go down, too. Everybody loses money. And everyone wants the Fed and central banks to “do something.” What can they do? – Make credit even cheaper!
Central Banks’ Failure:
The day the Fed and all other central banks will cease to exist that will be the first day with really good news for all of us. The world will encounter its first price stability and real growth since more than a century ago when the Fed was founded. – As result of the central control and market manipulation by these central banks the world’s financial system has proven its failure by its abysmal performance.
The biggest problem is that people generally think this system is more virtuous because of the very things that make it destructive. As its inability to create wealth or value in the markets, which is the only proof people need to judge its true honesty.
Deceptively, these high and mighty institutions look something like this:
1. Steal productive wealth from people who help raise the standard of living
Use that money to regulate the disadvantaged and less productive and push them into poverty
Encourage much of the population in dependency
And subsequently point the finger at the outsiders from which the productive wealth has been stolen in the first place as the primary cause of the problems, to facilitate in the process the enrichment of the “evil capitalists” that are the insiders.
"Only those who know nothing of anything but their own, are completely in the dark as to the manner of Power’s behaving through thousands of years, would regard these proceedings [nationalization, the income tax, etc.] as the fruit of a particular set of doctrines."
Whether it is Socialist or Democrat, the Power must always be at war with the capitalist authorities and plunder these capitalists of their accumulated wealth; in doing so, it obeys the law of its nature.
"The last few centuries were times when men tried to place constitutional and other limits on the State, only to find that such limits, as with all other attempts, have failed.”
Friedrich von Hayek, (1899 – 1992) of the Austrian school of economics, wrote in his seminal work the Road to Serfdom:
"By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democratic elected government may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”
The Khazarians – who number in the thousands – have much more power and authority than 100 million voters. Research shows that if they want legislation, they get it. Voters, on the other hand, get what they want only rarely, and probably only because the insiders want the same thing.
This network of elites comprises the Hidden Government that rules in secrecy from behind the curtain. – Government are supposed to be “by, for, and of” the people. So people are tempted to believe that what it does is, ultimately, for their own good. It can be trusted, in other words, they look out for us. “The government is all of us.” – However the government is not all of us. It is only some of us.
The Hidden Government is a strange group, comprised of foreign governments, billionaire political donors, lobbyists, international corporations, global organisations, and supra-government agencies.
Together, along with domestic favoured industries, the bureaucracy itself, special interests, and cronies of various stripes and persuasions, the Freemasons, the Jesuits, and other occults, run the government and control the police, the armed forces, the financial industry, the medical industry, the education industry, and other major parts of the economy.
In the beginning, government started out small. But as time goes by, more and more people find ways to “game the system.”
They exploit the “government” to gain an advantage or privilege. As this happens, the system retains its outward appearance, but it is corrupted from the inside out so that it gradually ceases to serve the common interest that made it so successful in the first place and begins to serve, primarily, the interests of those who actually control it. In 1974 all what is happening today was already exposed and its importance explained by Robert Welch. A short summary of his speech is here.
"This may sound like a conspiracy. And it is, in a sense. But not the sort on which one could get a conviction.”
The hidden government doesn’t care what people want or whom people voted for. And it definitely doesn’t care about the nation’s safety. It cares only about its own safety.
It just develops on its own as the insiders use the government for their own purposes. This is an important point in the context of today’s war on terror. More people probably die from peanut butter allergies than from terrorist attacks. But when terrorists kill people, it occupies a big and sensitive spot in the collective media imagination.
Terrorist Threat is Made:
Terrorists pose no dangers to the Hidden Government system; they strengthen it. The threat of terrorism, then, helps scare citizens into transferring more of their money and liberty to the security industry. Those want to see terrorists flourish, not eliminated; they strengthen it. – To the contrary people might threaten it!
"If anyone gets on the government’s ‘enemies lists,’ then the NSA stored information will be used to target them.”
That is why the government so desperately wants to keep tabs on everyone.
From Washington’s Blog:
"If anyone gets on the government’s “enemies lists,” then the stored information will be used to target them. Specifically, if the government decides it doesn’t like someone, it analyses all of the data it has collected on that person and his or her associates over the last 10 years to build a case against him."
Lavrentiy Beria headed Stalin’s secret police, had no access to an NSA-style database. Still, even with his limited resources, he only said; “Show me the man, and I will find the crime.” Today, the secret police never had it so good.
And it could get a lot better for them. With the coming of a “cashless” economy, all transactions, no matter how small, may have to pass through the Hidden Government’s information technologies. With the flip of a switch, your secrets could be revealed and your money could be turned off in other words a 21st-century assassination.
How does the Hidden Government really affect us? There is no way to know for sure. But what we have found is that it is ‘not at all’ bound by the rules, goals, or financial restrictions that limit the rest of society.
The question arises; do people really need a government? The straight answer is NO, what people need is Anarchy.
What is Anarchy?
Anarchy is by the MSM purposely described for the public to be seen as hooligans rampaging through the streets, hurling bricks, stones and Molotov cocktails, generally making a nuisance for others.
However in fact it means the opposite. The word has been appropriated by the official media to be used for what is exactly the opposite of what it stands for. What they made of it is a convenient confounding definition that serves the goals of governments. Governments preside over the enslavement of individuals within their territory and frequently declare wars against those within foreign borders, like Iraq, Libya, Syria and soon Iran.
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Properly understood the term anarchy derives from the Greek word anarchic, correctly translated meaning ‘without ruler’. Essentially it is ‘Freedom’ not to be enslaved and to be forced against one’s will. Freedom to act voluntarily, Freedom to associate with whomever one so desires under whatever conditions, provided they do not diminish the ability of others to enjoy the same Freedom.
Instead to fear anarchy, it is in many ways, the natural solution to our troubles. Anyone who doubts this will have trouble reconciling the fact that 99% of his or her most critical life decisions are made in a private state of anarchy.
Aren’t we All Anarchists?
Look at choosing your mate. Imagine if the government claimed the right to tell you whom to marry. What do you think would happen to the quality of human relationships under such a regime?
Now imagine the government chose your friends for you too, scheduled your social events, dinner parties and planned your weekends. Imagine a panel of bureaucrats assigned you a hobby of their choosing, prescribed for you a television channel and allotted you a specific time to watch it.
Imagine the Minster of Gastronomy chose your restaurant for you, made your menu selections and decided on your wine. What do you suppose might happen to your overall quality of life?
Few, if any, people would tolerate such intrusions on their personal liberties. And with good reason! Who would want to consummate a state-imposed marriage or, worse still, impose that obligation on an unwilling, state-selected partner? Decent individuals deserve and, should the need arise; will defend their right to chose these things for themselves.
When it comes to the most important things in life, when it comes to our family and friends and to deciding how we spend the precious time we have with them, we’re all anarchists.
It’s high time we take the shackles off for the rest of our lives and start acting like individual freedom fighters, respecting all of them.
Come to your senses and become a realist to understand and see that governments’ actions are downright nonsense, with the only purpose to curb your liberties, and enslave you.
You must fight this now. Because once you are enslaved, you can’t just realise you don’t like it anymore and decide to free yourself. This kind of enslavement is a state of being. It’s what you are on a cellular level.
The Khazarians have [not] won [but they still could unless we make a stand]. You and your descendants are now officially slave class, no better than battery chickens, and will be used for whatever purpose the elite deem suitable for you. This is a prison you can’t escape from.
We must fight and win this battle
Forward this information to all your contacts to WAKE them UP in the interest of us all.
As increasing numbers of devices connect to the internet and to one another, the so-called internet of things promises consumers increased convenience – the remotely operated thermostat from Google-owned Nest is a leading example. But as home computing migrates away from the laptop, the tablet and the smartphone, experts warn that the security features on the coming wave of automobiles, dishwashers and alarm systems lag far behind.
In an appearance at a Washington thinktank last month, the director of the National Security Agency, Adm Michael Rogers, said that it was time to consider making the home devices “more defensible”, but did not address the opportunities that increased numbers and even categories of connected devices provide to his surveillance agency.
However, James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, was more direct in testimony submitted to the Senate on Tuesday as part of an assessment of threats facing the United States.
"In the future, intelligence services might use the [internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” Clapper said.
Clapper did not specifically name any intelligence agency as involved in household-device surveillance. But security experts examining the internet of things take as a given that the US and other surveillance services will intercept the signals the newly networked devices emit, much as they do with those from cellphones.
Amateurs are already interested in easily compromised hardware; computer programmer John Matherly’s search engine Shodan indexes thousands of completely unsecured web-connected devices.
Online threats again topped the intelligence chief’s list of “worldwide threats” the US faces, with the mutating threat of low-intensity terrorism quickly following. While Clapper has for years used the equivocal term “evolving” when asked about the scope of the threat, he said Tuesday that Sunni violent extremism “has more groups, members, and safe havens than at any other point in history”.
The Islamic State topped the threat index, but Clapper also warned that the US-backed Saudi war in Yemen was redounding to the benefit of al-Qaida’s local affiliate.
"Homegrown extremists” are the greatest terrorist threat, rather than Islamic State or al-Qaida attacks planned from overseas. Clapper cited the San Bernardino and Chattanooga shootings as examples of lethal operations emanating from self-starting extremists “without direct guidance from [Isis] leadership”.
US intelligence officials did not foresee Isis suffering significant setbacks in 2016 despite a war in Syria and Iraq that the Pentagon has pledged to escalate. The chief of defense intelligence, Marine Lt Gen Vincent Stewart, said the jihadist army would “probably retain Sunni Arab urban centers” in 2016, even as military leaders pledged to wrest the key cities of Raqqa and Mosul from it.
Contradicting the US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, Stewart said he was “less optimistic in the near term about Mosul”, saying the US and Iraqi government would “certainly not” retake it in 2016.
The negative outlook comes as Carter traveled on Tuesday to meet with his fellow defense chiefs in Brussels for a discussion on increasing their contributions against Isis.
On the Iran nuclear deal, Clapper said intelligence agencies were in a “distrust and verify mode”, but added: “We have no evidence thus far that they’re moving toward violation.”
Clapper’s admission about the surveillance potential for networked home devices is rare for a US official. But in an overlooked 2012 speech, the then CIA director David Petraeus called the surveillance implications of the internet of things “transformational … particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft”.
During testimony to both the Senate armed services committee and the intelligence panel, Clapper cited Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and the Islamic State as bolstering their online espionage, disinformation, theft, propaganda and data-destruction capabilities. He warned that the US’s ability to correctly attribute the culprits of those actions would probably diminish with “improving offensive tradecraft, the use of proxies, and the creation of cover organizations”.
Clapper suggested that US adversaries had overtaken its online capabilities: “Russia and China continue to have the most sophisticated cyber programs.”
The White House’s new cybersecurity initiative, unveiled on Tuesday, pledged increased security for nontraditional networked home devices. It tasked the Department of Homeland Security to “test and certify networked devices within the ‘Internet of Things’.” It did not discuss any tension between the US’s twin cybersecurity and surveillance priorities.
Connected household devices are a potential treasure trove to intelligence agencies seeking unobtrusive ways to listen and watch a target, according to a study that Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society released last week. The study found that the signals explosion represented by the internet of things would overwhelm any privacy benefits by users of commercial encryption – even as Clapper in his testimony again alleged that the growth of encryption was having a “negative effect on intelligence gathering”.
The report’s authors cited a 2001 case in which the FBI had sought to compel a company that makes emergency communications hardware for automobiles – similar by description to OnStar, though the company was not named – to assist agents in Nevada in listening in on conversations in a client’s car.
In February 2015, news reports revealed that microphones on Samsung “smart” televisions were “always on” so as to receive any audio that it could interpret as an instruction.
"Law enforcement or intelligence agencies may start to seek orders compelling Samsung, Google, Mattel, Nest or vendors of other networked devices to push an update or flip a digital switch to intercept the ambient communications of a target,” the authors wrote.
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Australia is actively trying to approve a new way of vaccinating It’s people: by air! The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is looking at a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the Australian environment
According to the regulator, it qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act).
PaxVax is looking to get approval to conduct the clinical trial of a genetically modified live bacterial vaccine against cholera. Once underway the trial is expected to be completed within one year, with sites selected from local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
PaxVax has proposed a number of control measures they say will restrict the spread and persistence of the GM vaccine and its introduced genetic material, however there is always a possibility of these restrictions failing and infecting wildlife and ecosystems. How can we know what’s really going on here, what’s being sprayed on us & how it will affect the natural environment?
The Australian government along with their big Pharma buddies are looking to vaccinate every person living in Australia, no exceptions. There are large pockets throughout the country where people simply will not vaccinate & the numbers are growing so this represents a great way to silently vaccinate these communities right down to an individual level, no needles & no fuss but most importantly, no choice.
Aerial vaccines have been used in the United States directed towards animals by the use of plastic packets dropped by planes or helicopters. Sanofi (who is one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world) has subsidiary companies such as Merial Limited who manufacture Raboral, an oral live-virus poisonous to humans yet distributed wildlife in the masses.
Forcibly Release Intentional and Controlled Release of Aerosolized GMO Vaccine
File this under “we’re f*cked” – According to a few different sources, Australia is actively trying to approve a new way of vaccinating you: by air! An article in Prevent Disease: The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Likely one of the preferred delivery agents
According to the regulator, it qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act).
PaxVax is seeking approval to conduct the clinical trial of a genetically modified live bacterial vaccine against cholera. Once underway the trial is expected to be completed within one year, with trial sites selected from local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
PaxVax has proposed a number of control measures they say will restrict the spread and persistence of the GM vaccine and its introduced genetic material, however there is always a possiblity of these restrictions failing and infecting wildlife and ecosystems.
Aerial vaccines have used in the United States directed towards animals by the use of plastic packets dropped by planes or helicopters. Sanofi (who is one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world) has subsidiary companies such as Merial Limited who manufacture Raboral, an oral live-virus poisonous to humans yet distributed wildlife in the masses.
West Nile Virus Spraying
In 2006 Michael Greenwood wrote an article for the Yale School of Public Health entitled, “Aerial Spraying Effectively Reduces Incidence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Humans.” The article stated that the incidence of human West Nile virus cases can be significantly reduced through large scale aerial spraying that targets adult mosquitoes, according to research by the Yale School of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health.
Under the mandate for aerial spraying for specific vectors that pose a threat to human health, aerial vaccines known as DNA Vaccine Enhancements and Recombinant Vaccine against WNV may be tested or used to “protect” the people from vector infection exposures. DNA vaccine enhancements specifically use Epstein-Barr viral capside’s with multi human complement class II activators to neutralize antibodies.
The recombinant vaccines against WNV use Rabbit Beta-globulin or the poly (A) signal of the SV40 virus. In early studies of DNA vaccines it was found that the negative result studies would go into the category of future developmental research projects in gene therapy.
During the studies of poly (A) signaling of the SV40 for WNV vaccines, it was observed that WNV will lie dormant in individuals who were exposed to chicken pox, thus upon exposure to WNV aerial vaccines the potential for the release of chicken pox virus would cause a greater risk to having adult onset Shingles.
California Aerial Spraying for WNV and SV40
In February 2009 to present date, aerial spraying for the WNV occurred in major cities within the State of California. During spraying of Anaheim, CA a Caucasian female (age 50) was exposed to heavy spraying, while doing her daily exercise of walking several miles. Heavy helicopter activity occurred for several days in this area. After spraying, she experienced light headedness, nausea, muscle aches and increased low back pain.
She was evaluated for toxicological mechanisms that were associated with pesticide exposure due to aerial spraying utilizing advanced biological monitoring testing. The test results which included protein band testing utilizing Protein Coupled Response (PCR) methods were positive for KD-45. KD-45 is the protein band for SV-40 Simian Green Monkey virus.
Additional tests were performed for Epstein-Barr virus capside and Cytomeglia virus which are used in bioengineering for gene delivery systems through viral protein envelope and adenoviral protein envelope technology. The individual was positive for both; indicating a highly probable exposure to a DNA vaccination delivery system through nasal inhalation.
In the Quarterly FunVax Review in June, 2007, the report lists the objective of a project listed as ID: 149AZ2 as a preparation of a viral vector that will inhibit/decrease the expression of a specific disruption gene (VMAT2) within a human population.
It further indicates in the abstract that six method of virus dispersal were tested including high altitude release, water supply release, insect transmission, and various methods of diffusion.
Conspiracy: This Is Why Brazil Is Ground Zero For The Latest Bio-Engineered Pandemic February 11 2016 | From: TheMilleniumReport
Every Major Disease Outbreak Has Been Manufactured in the Biological Weapons Laboratories of the Western Powers.
The U.S. and U.K. possess the most advanced scientific knowledge and applied technology for producing bio-weaponry, which they routinely utilize to create bio-weapons of mass destruction.
Decades ago the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) of the United States of America (in collaboration with their British counterparts) committed itself to the deliberate path of exerting full-spectrum dominance over the entire planetary realm.
The essentially Anglo-American Military-Industrial Complex undertook various and sundry endeavors simultaneously in order to fulfill this ‘critical’ mission to attain and maintain world domination.
Not only did the MIC achieve nuclear superiority within the world community of nations, the U.S. Armed Services also created a global network of military bases unrivaled in world history.
One of the key pillars of attaining full spectrum dominance is the capacity to execute bio-weaponry programs surreptitiously, quickly and efficiently… anywhere on Planet Earth.
Toward that end the many bio-weapons laboratories which now dot the landscape of the USA have worked assiduously to fabricate the perfect biological weapons for the ‘right’ applications and ‘perfect’ situations.
It’s important to understand that the USA and UK form the very backbone of a supranational entity known as the Anglo-American Axis. This large group of countries, which is dedicated to maintaining the Anglo-American Empire - by every means possible - has been locked in a century-long war against the BRICS nations.
As a matter of fact, the First and Second World Wars were both waged in an effort to establish the USA as the military arm of the New World Order.
NATO is merely an extension of the Anglo-American military juggernaut.
Although it has not been declared, a full-blown World War III has been and is being waged under the radar between the AAA and the BRICS.
The entire Middle East is obviously just one major military theater of this ongoing global conflict. So are Africa and South America. Only on those two continents the preferred weapons of mass destruction are of a biological nature.
History of Genocide via Bio-Weapons
You see, the white man learned long ago that the people of the African continent are deathly afraid of contagious diseases and infectious epidemics. The populations of many of the South American countries suffer from the very same phobia.
They don’t understand illness and disease the way that the educated and industrialized nations of the Northern Hemisphere do. There is much superstition which still surrounds any kind of disease outbreak, especially throughout the rural areas. The resulting taboos run very deep throughout society.
With this hidden knowledge it is now quite easy to understand why so many disease outbreaks first occur in either Africa or South America. Whether it is Ebola in West Africa or the West Nile Virus in East Africa, HIV/AIDS in West Central Africa or Malaria anywhere in Africa, Chagas disease in South America or Dengue fever throughout the whole Southern Hemisphere, so many ‘pandemics’ find their origins “south of the border”.
No one denies that the southern climes and predominant biota cultivate an extremely conducive environment for mosquito-borne diseases and the like. This scientific fact is quite well established.
The point here is that because these ‘scary’ diseases are well known among the local populations, they can be furtively spread by those who wish to do them harm by their silent enemies to the north.
The deliberate vector of disseminations are many to include stealth vaccinations, GMO mosquitoes, tainted prescriptions, contaminated water supplies, infected farm animals, toxic produce, corrupted restaurant food, chemtrail aerosols, etc.
This is a subtle but very important point. These diseases are known to be common in these regions of the world; therefore, no one suspects that they have been meticulously weaponized to make them much more deadly.
They have also been precisely bio-engineered to target specific gene pools and bloodlines.
In this fashion the Indigenous Peoples can be gradually killed off so that they no longer pose an obstacle to giving up their lands to the covetous Anglo-American corporate interests.
This very same tactic was of course used against the Native American Indians by the U.S. Federal Government that was determined to wipe out the tribes across America in order to steal their lands. That strategy really worked like a charm for them. And they have never forgotten it.
After all, how could the Indian warriors, who contracted smallpox from the blankets provided to them by the ‘friendly’ white brothers, ever fight on the harsh battlefields?
As for the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, how are they expected to respond to a terrible disease that shrinks the human head and arrests brain development. Yes, that is what the Zika virus does, unless the public is being misled about the true source of this medical crisis.
Fast Forward to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil
Whenever bio-weapons of mass destruction are used with such great effect there are always several goals on the agenda of the perpetrators. The Zika virus outbreak is no exception.
Because of where the exact ground zero of this explosive epidemic is located in Brazil, it is certain that this public health disaster was quite purposefully manufactured there to disrupt the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brazil has already been under continuous assault by the AAA, as it represents the South American cornerstone of the BRICS economic union. The Brazilian economy is also the largest in South and Central America, therefore, it provides a much-needed financial engine to keep the BRICS momentum going throughout the world.
The AAA knew that if they took down Brazil economically, as they have been doing relentlessly on the political front, the BRICS union would be weakened considerably. The new world reserve currency would then likely stay with the still dominant petrodollar during this crucial period where it is also under serious assault.
Both Russia and China have already undermined the petrodollar in profound and irreparable ways. So have Iran and India and other quieter BRICS-aligned nations
The important point about Brazil is that a substantial amount of public money and resources have been allocated to this formidable and demanding enterprise known as the Summer Olympics. The private sector, as always, has also dedicated much investment to making the Olympics a commercial success.
With the Zika virus and ensuing epidemic raging in the back yard of Rio de Janeiro, what else could be expected but the second prong of the AAA strategy to sabotage the 2016 Summer Olympiad.
What better way to further destroy the fragile Brazilian economy and sap the spirit of the nation?!
The Anglo-American corporatocracy has enjoyed the status of global hegemon since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Because of the rapacious nature of the predatory capitalism that it systematically employs, it only knows how to take from those who have what they want. This is the way it has always been since the incorporation of the East India Company in London in 1600.
The Huge difference between now and when India was pillaged, China was plundered and Africa was raped is that the BRICS are now well aware of the true enemy and its unrelenting tactics.
Russia and China, India and Brazil, Iran and South Africa are under constant attack by the AAA. However, they now have a very secret weapon that is being trained on the City of London and Washington, D.C.
More accurately, the BRICS have a number of secret weapons which will be employed with great consequence and awesome effect on the primary nations of the AAA. Part II of this series will further discuss those secret weapons. In the meantime, the reader is encouraged to contemplate the overwhelming repercussions of just one of those weapons known as: Free Enegy
It has been rightly pointed out by many that the looming Zika virus ‘pandemic’ may be to a great extent based on fraudulent data and false information. Inasmuch as it is being reported by those agencies like WHO which are completely controlled by the AAA, why should the MSM ever be believed?
Because of all the fake false flags and fictitious disease outbreaks occurring over many decades such as the recent Ebola scare, it’s clear that these trumpeted pandemics have a huge component of purposefully deceptive reporting.
However, it is virtually impossible to ferret out the truth about a manufactured and bogus pandemic. To what degree is there a real mosquito-borne Zika virus causing the profiled symptoms is extremely difficult to say. Especially given the typical demographics of these types of mosquito-borne public health disasters, it’s even more challenging to arrive at the truth. After all, they ALL occur in virtually the same geographic areas.
With that said, we leave it up to the reader to decide how much of this fastidiously ZIKA health scare is real disease and how much is phony baloney.
We almost forgot to mention what the original source of the Zika virus was, as well as who originally deposited it in 1947 - the Rockefeller Foundation.
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The Anglo-American Axis is represented, first and foremost, by the major English-speaking countries of the world: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. The European member nations of NATO, such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also closely aligned with the AAA as are all the Scandinavian countries. So are the Asian Pacific Rim nations of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar also owe their allegiance to the AAA but some of these may be changing. The World Shadow Government is an ultra-secret, supranational organization which completely controls the Anglo-American Axis, as well as the European Union, NATO, among many other institutional entities which constitute the Global Control Matrix.
Non-Dollar Trading: Emerging Economies Deal A Heavy Blow To Petrodollar February 8 2016 | From: Sputnik
Experts have given the petrodollar a fatal diagnosis. Falling crude prices have accelerated the petrodollar's demise, dealing a heavy blow to the system that has long facilitated the US dollar's world reserve currency status.
Emerging economies are abandoning the US dollar as a means of payment for oil, having shifted to national currencies.
“Ditching the dollar, Iran and India have agreed to settle all outstanding crude oil dues in rupees in preparation to future trade in their national currencies. The dollar dues - $6.5 billion equaling 55 per cent of oil payment - would be deposited in National Iranian Oil Co account with Indian banks," The Indian Express reported on January 5, 2016.
Half a year earlier, Russia's state-owned oil company Gazprom Neft announced that it had started settling shipments of crude to China in the renminbi (yuan). The strategy proved effective and Russia has become Beijing's top oil exporter, outpacing Saudi Arabia.
“Interestingly, part of Russia's success in China has been attributed to its willingness to accept Chinese yuan denominated currency for its oil. (And not, as others have suggested, because of any sort of allegiance to the Sino-Russo friendship.)," Elena Holodny of Business Insider noted in one of her latest articles.
Incredible as it may seem, experts recommend Saudi Arabia to follow Russia's example and switch from dollars to yuans:
“If Saudi Arabia wants to recapture its number one ranking, it needs to accept the renminbi for oil payments instead of just the dollar," Gordon Kwan, the Hong Kong-based head of regional oil and gas research at Nomura Holdings Inc. told Bloomberg back in June 2015.
What does it mean for the petrodollar?
“Two years ago, in hushed tones at first, then ever louder, the financial world began discussing that which shall never be discussed in polite company - the end of the system that according to many has framed and facilitated the US Dollar's reserve currency status: the Petrodollar…," Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, a news site for global finance, noted back in 2014.
It seems that the prognosis is about to come true.
In January 2016 Zero Hedge reported that the petrodollar's demise is obvious, bolstered by falling crude prices.
“Citing Goldman Sachs, the global investment banking firm, the media outlet noted that "a new oil price 'equilibrium' (i.e. a sustained downturn) could result in a net petrodollar drain of $24 billion per month on the way to nearly $900 billion in total by 2018."
The end of the petrodollar recycling chain would affect the world's affairs tremendously, it added.
“China will push for the yuan to play a prominent role in the settlement of AIIB transactions and may look to establish special reserves in both the AIIB and Silk Road fund to issue yuan-denominated loans," the media-outlet emphasized, adding that in November 2015 SWIFT data indicated clearly that 15 new countries had joined a list of nations settling more than ten percent of their trade deals with Beijing in the renminbi.
“The oil price slump has contributed to the first net outflow of petrodollars from financial markets with the prospect of a further drain. Meanwhile, experts observe the ascendancy of the renminbi."
Apparently, it is time to say goodbye to the petrodollar-based world order.
Major Satanic Ritual Abuse / Paedophile Network Exposed In Australia February 7 2016 | From: IndependentAustralia / FionaBarnett
This piece originated with the documentary at the end of this article "Candy Girl: Fiona Barnett". The information covered is shocking, as are the people and places identified.
Paedophile ring survivor Fiona Barnett shares her experiences since testifying before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, including involvement in a documentary, the discovery of key abusers and her ongoing fight to have authorities investigate her allegations.
Following my initial consultation and the disclosure of my Royal Commission statement, the psychologist wrote in a report to Victim Services that police investigated me for murdering the relative who abused me as a child - my step-grandfather and Nazi war criminal Peter Holowczak. (This paedophile actually committed suicide in Sydney whilst I was residing in Brisbane.)
The psychologist’s bizarre allegation contradicted everything I said during our initial meeting, plus the content of the Royal Commission statement I had shared. My subsequent complaint resulted in the psychologist appearing before a professional conduct panel. NSW Victim Services subsequently approved a replacement psychologist.
Soon after commencing therapy with me, Nerida Saunders was allegedly stalked by thugs who followed her home one night from her clinic to her remote property and circled her car. Saunders consequently provided a formal witness statement about the incident to Detective Terry Frost of the Tweed Heads police. The same men simultaneously stalked my two friends who also reported their experiences to police. The thugs then tailgated me to my daughter’s primary school, but I cut their car off and photographed its number plate.
I was again stalked and tailgated on the day of perpetrator Antony Kidman’s funeral. Journalist Jonica Bray, accompanied by a photographer and makeup artists, visited my home to interview me for a potential Woman’s Day magazine story.
This team and my family witnessed, photographed and spoke with the two men who allegedly admitted they had been hired to "keep an eye on" me.
Since my 2013 hearing, I have fought to make formal witness statements to police.
In May 2014, my husband accompanied me to Tweed Heads police station where I spent two days detailing multiple crimes of child sex trafficking, abduction, rape and murder. Detective Terry Frost omitted many crimes involving perpetrators known to have since died. He concluded that while he found my allegations "left field", there were numerous unsolved historical murders in the locations I identified. He said he would immediately send my statements to Sutherland Shire police.
Prior to making these statements, I had spent a year reliving my childhood abuse with my psychologist.
The incidents of crime were so numerous and the therapy process so gruelling, my physical health was severely impacted. To illustrate, the therapy triggered vertigo and heart problems. On one occasion, these symptoms struck me in the surf and I nearly drowned. Consequently, my therapist was reluctant to work with my memories.
A drawing of one of the large banners Fiona recalls being used at satanic cermonies
This slowed the process down, so that by the time the precious opportunity to make witness statements with Detective Terry Frost arose, I had not finished processing everything. So I avoided addressing many crimes during my initial statement making, aware of my legal right to include them later under my allocated event number: 54671514.
My subsequent attempts to report the remaining crimes were thwarted. My emails and phone calls to police were stonewalled for a year. Further, in contravention of my legal rights as a victim of crime, NSW police did not inform me of the progress of the statements I had made.
On 6 March, 2015, I wrote to the NSW Police Commissioner and requested a chance to complete my witness statements. The Sex Crimes Squad replied on the Commissioner’s behalf, informing me that my initial statements were now with Sutherland Shire detectives.
Fairbairn Military Airport, Canberra
Also in March 2015, I contacted the Federal Police regarding the crimes I experienced in Canberra - including being prostituted under the name "Candy Girl" to Parliament House and to an international political leader in the back of a military airplane at Fairbairn Airport.
My communication was ignored until I appealed to the Federal Police Commissioner.
An Operation Attest officer named Louise Hawke contacted me and requested I email her details of my abuse. I did this and attached numerous crime scene illustrations. The officer subsequently phoned me and said that, while she believed my account, the historical nature of my complaints made them too difficult to prosecute.
Officer Hawke assured me my information had been placed on file for future reference and referred me to ACT Victim Services, who said I qualified for counselling services but not compensation, because the ACT crimes committed against me had occurred prior to their 1985 cut-off date.
I was abused by an Australian equivalent of that UK ring, yet there are notable differences. I was trafficked to international VIPs both within Australia and overseas. This ring involved elements of the Australian military. My perpetrators operated in close collaboration with the USA government and they employed sophisticated methods for keeping their operation hidden.
Following the airing of their UK story, 60 Minutes were inundated with phone calls from Australian paedophile ring victims. A leading child abuse advocacy centre nominated me to 60 Minutes who are now working on an Australian version of their UK ring story. 60 Minutes told me they had narrowed their list of Australian victims to 30 possible interviewees.
So, somewhere out there sit 29 alleged fellow victims of the same Australian VIP paedophile ring that abused me. I urge those potential interviewees to contact me via IA. It would be nice to have my memories validated by another human, instead of being constantly bashed by ignorance and denial.
As requested, I sent 60 Minutes reporter Ross Coulthart the information I had so far supplied state and federal police. Whilst interviewing my friends and associates, Coulthart questioned the validity of my testimony. He described my memory of being assaulted by a USA politician in the back of a USA military plane at an Australian military airport as far-fetched.
Just what do people think international child trafficking looks like? If it is documented that the USA military and CIA have been involved in drugs and arms trafficking, would child trafficking be a physical or moral impossibility for these same people?
Ross Coulthart also questioned my memory that a Governor-General raped me during a paedophile orgy at Parliament House, based on something that all journalists apparently knew - that this married man was a closet homosexual. Such a conclusion ignores the nature of perpetrators’ perverted fetishes and the various reasons why VIPs assault children.
Within the context of the crime ring I witnessed, homosexuality, heterosexuality, paedophilia, bestiality and necrophilia were not mutually exclusive. Perpetrators did not always engage in these activities out of personal desire or preference, but rather as a means of exerting power and humiliating their victims.
This year, an independent documentary team began researching my child abuse experiences. These producers quickly found ample evidence to support my allegations. They discovered the identity of the man my siblings and I were instructed to call "Dr Mark".
Leonas Petrauskas (pictured left) was the adopted son of a Lithuanian opera star, and he played basketball for Lithuania. (My Nazi war criminal grandmother was Lithuanian and friends with Petrauskas.)
Petrauskas owned and worked at the Engadine Medical Centre on the corner of Boronia Ave and Old Princess Highway. The documentary team obtained copies of Petrauskas’ family photo albums, passports and Nazi papers.
These documents show he was the Nazi doctor who matched the description of him I have been supplying to institutions for 25 years.
Dr Petrasukas’ crimes were so numerous, evidence of them erupted wherever we looked - and even where we didn't.
During the documentary excursion, I approached a couple in the Engadine McDonalds' car park and asked them for directions. Within minutes, the woman told me she was another victim of Dr Petrauskas, who referred her for deep sleep treatment with Harry Bailey at the notorious Chelmsford private hospital, which has reported links to Dr Ewan Cameron’s unethical electro shock experiments in Canada.
Dr Petrauskas attended Sydney University at the same time as another key perpetrator, Dr Antony Kidman. The documentary team located Antony Kidman’s former North Sydney home at 16 William Edward St, Longueville. This matched the description I provided the NSW Psychology Board in my complaint against him. Via realestate.com,
I recognised the lounge room and pool in which I was sexually assaulted by Kidman and his famous stage actor friend who is still alive. The assault occurred during a post-production party held at Kidman’s house.
Nicole Kidman also gets mention in "Candy Girl". She is with her father in this picture
My researchers located and interviewed another perpetrator - a woman who assisted Dr Petrauskas while he performed an abortion on me. I witnessed this same woman lure, drug and murder a young male surfer at a remote Kurnell beach.
If that is the type of information amateurs found in their spare time using a $60 internet connection, imagine what the NSW Police could achieve.
My documentary producer contacted the NSW Police media liaison officer and asked why police refused to take my remaining witness statements. The Detective who took my initial statements immediately contacted me and said he would not take my remaining statements until he had heard what Sutherland Police were doing regarding my initial statements.
I argued that I had far more information to add to the content of my original statements.
Therapy drawing by Fiona Barnett depicting a Fairbairn Airport aeroplane
The detective finally directed me to travel to Sydney to complete my witness statements there. Consequently, I approached a Sydney officer I trust and offered to attend Police Headquarters at my own expense. I am currently liaising with a Sutherland detective and have made tentative arrangements to meet her at Police Headquarters next month to finish my witness statements. I hope this occurs and that I can achieve some kind of closure to my child abuse history.
Upon finding the identity of Leonas Petrauskas, as well as another offending medical doctor who is still alive, I contacted the NSW Coroner and suggested he investigate every birth and death certificate these doctors ever signed. I said I had witnessed Dr Petrauskas fabricate medical documentation to cover for crimes including murders. The NSW Coroner said he could not conduct such an investigation without the direction of the NSW Police.
So I forwarded the NSW Coroner’s response to the NSW Police Commissioner, asking him to direct the coroner to investigate my allegations. The Commissioner thanked me in writing for supplying the information and assured me it had been forwarded to the appropriate designation.
"What, the paper shredder?!"quipped my current Victim Services counsellor.
The corroborative evidence that my documentary makers continue to find in support of my allegations has been offered to the authorities. If the authorities are not interested in this evidence, perhaps the public is.
Editor's note: Fiona Barnett has submitted a statutory declaration to IA to support all the statements and allegation she has made in this piece. Most names have been redacted for legal and privacy reasons. Anyone wishing to come forward with any further information is strongly encouraged to contact managing editor David Donovan via email at:email@example.com
Candy Girl: Fiona Barnett
WARNING: This documentary containts extremely disturbing material. It may be triggering to satanic ritual abuse / mind control victims.
The Truth About How The 'Refugee Crisis' Was Rigged From Start To Finish February 6 2016 | From: IshtarsGate
I show in this article how the ‘refugee crisis’ has been rigged, from start to finish, in a kind of multi-pincer movement which is using mass theatre and false social science to create a delusion in the minds of the masses.
It’s a complex web that has been weaved; so I’ve broken it down to its simplest components with links for those who want to drill down deeper.
So where did it all begin? I find it ironic that many who support open borders and mass migration tell those who can see disaster writ large in such folly that they’re “stuck in the past” and that they should “move into the 21st century”.
They don’t realise that they’re mind programmed victims of a staged roll-out of an agenda that follows a plan originally cooked up around 100 years ago, known as the Coudenhove-Kalergi plan.
The Kalergi plan's aim is the genocide of the white peoples of Europe; to replace the whites with the mixed brown races. Those who support its aims are rewarded annually with Coudenhove-Kalergi European Prize; two notable previous recipients have been Angela Merkel and Herman van Rompuy.
The author of the Kalergi plan was one Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, an Austrian diplomat who established the Pan European movement in Vienna in 1922, in order to create his envisaged “New World Order”. In his book, Praktischer Idealismus, he wrote:
“The man of the future will be of mixed race. The races and classes of today will gradually disappear due to the elimination of space, time, and prejudice.
The Eurasian-negroid race of the future, similar in appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples and the diversity of individuals… "
So all this talk about ever-closer union has not been just about the different states of Europe converging; it’s been about peoples merging.
The rise of fascism in Europe meant that Kalergi’s project had to be put on ice for a while. But after the Second World War, Winston Churchill took it up, along with the Jewish masonic lodge B’nai B’rith, and then the usual suspects grabbed it as the perfect way to create chaos out of which to bring order – their own New World Order with one world government.
How Kalergi’s Plan is Being Rolled out Today
This so-called ‘humanitarian crisis’ is being sold to us under the bannerhead of “the Great Migration” in the same way that we were sold “the Arab Spring”; both pieces of mind programming depend upon the delusion that whole continents of people just up and spontaneously decide one morning to either rebel, or leave for pastures new.
The mainstream media is in virtual lockstep behind the Kalergi plan, and so those who are unable to think critically for themselves are being sucked into the psy-op (psychological operation).
The psy-ops and false flags supporting it are too many to list here, but here’s a couple… (although really, there only needs to be one for intelligent people to ask themselves why they are being lied to on a systemic basis.)
This photo (above) shows the full story behind the so-called ‘refugees at risk of drowning’ stories in our media, with babies being held up high, out of the deep water. As the man on the top far right shows, far from being at risk of drowning, the ‘swimmers’ are in mere feet of water, and could stand up and walk out on to the beach if they wanted to.
What we were actually shown on television and the papers was just the area within the white box. In any kind of theatre, context is everything.
The so-called riots at Dover in Kent, England, this weekend were also probably staged – I’d be willing to put money on it – not least because the mainstream media was very quick in its dividing of the participants into right-wing fascists and anti-fascists (antifa).
When is a Fascist not a Fascist? When he’s a Fascist.
This is the narrative that they want us to swallow: those opposing enforced undemocratic mass migration into the UK are the fascists; those imposing enforced undemocratic mass migration into the UK are just very nice, caring people. Some of those journos need to go back to school!
The media tried to divide the issue in the exact same way when the women of Cologne protested at the New Year over more than 800 of them being sexually assaulted by Muslims.
These raped women were described by the media, the BBC among them, as ‘far right Islamophobes and xenophobes’ and then the police – now out in force after being practically invisible on the night of December 31st – turned the water cannons on them.
And most people are to stupified by fluoride and every other toxin they willingly consume to understand that the elite have used the principle of incrementalisation for hundereds of years. The TPPA is just another increment...
Most of the dumbed-down consumers of mainstream media wouldn’t know a fascist if one jumped up and bit them on the bum. They have no clue that fascism is akin to having a whole new and much more dangerous way of life being imposed on you, which, in the case of opening our borders to migrants, no political party so much as mentioned, let alone stood on a platform for, at the general election less than a year ago.
If it was really a battle between left and right, there would be a choice at the ballot box; there isn’t. Whoever you vote for, you get this staged mass migration.
I’m wondering who paid for all those coaches to bus those hooligans into Dover? Did they get a slap-up steak meal and all the beer they could drink thrown in with their charabanc day out to the seaside? It reminded me of the old days of football hooliganism in the Eighties and Nineties, in which our boys used to terrorise most of the major football matches across Europe.
It might surprise some to learn that that was organised terror too; some of those ‘hooligans’ directing the Newcastle Brown-fuelled fear ‘n loathing on the Euro-terraces had MI5 connections.
There are dozens of examples of similar staged events in this recent crisis – the few women and children in a marching column of mainly male refugees are told to come to the front for the photographers; then there was the drowned baby that was moved and posed a certain way before his image was sent out across the world.
This isn’t to say that there aren’t real refugees caught up in this theatre; but it is to say that the number of migrant opportunists from all over Africa, not just Syria, far outweighs the number of genuine refugees, including those at the camp at Calais.
Even on a technical-legal basis, none of those at Calais are refugees because they don’t meet the UN’s criteria of claiming asylum in the first country they come to. The ‘jungle’ inhabitants have not claimed asylum in the first country they reached after crossing the Mediterranean – further, they are also not claiming asylum where they are, in France, because they want to come to Britain.
The truth is that those living in the cold and squalor on the Calais coast don’t have to; they are choosing to, for obvious reasons.
They are being funded by the ‘charity’ No Borders, aka George Soros, and also encouraged by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who told them, last weekend, that they should be allowed to come to Britain, after which about 400 of them stormed the P&O ferry.
How Else are they Selling it?
The media narrative has been based upon a three-fold pincer movement; the employers are being seduced with a bright orange GM carrot of cheap, uncomplaining labour while the dumbed-down masses are having their egos flattered with the idea of “cultural enrichment”, whatever they think that is.
The third component of this psy-op is a phoney war, designed to awaken the saviour complexes in those who’ve never gone within to face their own dark sides. If you’ve not seen it in yourself, you cannot recognise it in others and you live in a permanent rainbow-coloured fug as you blithely and blindly pave the road to hell with your good intentions.
Here’s how the three components unravel …
In terms of economic benefits to a nation of mass migration, a recent report showed that this is a myth – that most migrants are unemployed for years, and that countries don’t see a benefit for at least a generation.
“The report for German paper Die Welt entitled “The Truth about the Refugee Job Wonder” asks if German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pronouncement that migrants will be the “labour revitalisation” of Germany is actually true? It turns out Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis are more likely to be unemployed than the average German by a large margin.
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) has conducted research into migrant employment rates and found that in the case of Syrians their employment rate has dropped from 32 percent to only 9 percent as recently as last November.
Afghanis and Iraqis, who are increasingly becoming a larger proportion of migrants coming into the EU according to Frontex, don’t fare much better, with Afghan employment participation going from 37.6 percent to 24.5 percent and Iraqi employment going from 34 percent to 25.3 percent over the same five year period. To put this in perspective, the employment rate of the average German is 67.3 percent.
Migrants have an especially difficult time and even those with professional qualifications tend to have a hard time becoming employed. It is actually easier, according to the report, for an unskilled native worker.
According to IFO Institute for Economic Research migration expert Gabriel Felbermayr, “We know that people who come as refugees are much more difficult to integrate into the labor market than those who immigrate to work,” and said, “Usually it takes at least a generation,” until the employment rate, “has approached the domestic population.”
This amount of time to enter the workforce presents huge problems for the welfare system that the migrants are thought to be able to prop up.
Often the countries which they come from improve and conditions allow them to go back, meaning a zero return on investment from the costs associated with housing and education.
Employers often fail to recognise the qualifications of migrants from Africa and the Middle East as they have found their education not comparable to a European equivalent qualification. This leads many former professionals to be forced into low paid work and the report says, “for companies, the refugees are mainly a source of unskilled, low cost labour and not the engineers and academics many media sources have said.”
The "Cultural Enrichment'
As for ‘cultural enrichment’ … please see this article A Call to the Grailseekers and for a sense of national identity, check out a new genetic map of Britain which shows that there has been little movement of people in the British Isles from the original tribal kingdoms established 1,500 years ago.
Added to that, 89 per cent of our DNA derives from the early farmers that settled here about 10,000 years ago. In other words, our roots are burrowed deep into this land; we’ve fought off many invaders with their ‘cultural enrichment’ in the past – and we aim to keep it that way.
The Phoney War?
So surely there are real refugees fleeing from our bombs in Syria and Iraq and therefore we owe it to them, to offer them refuge? Well, yes and no… and mainly no.
First off, the smaller number of Syrian refugees who are mixed in with the mass migration of economic chancers are not fleeing from our bombs; they are fleeing from Russia’s bombs. There’s a reason why Putin has been able to make such huge inroads in destroying ISIS since he began bombing at the start of this ‘refugee crisis’.
It was because our – aka the Nato coalition’s – attempts to destroy ISIS over the past couple of years have been at best pathetic, and at worst, utterly fraudulent.
Secondly, why would the Nato guys want to wipe out an army they had trained, funded and armed with stinger missiles on behalf of their Jewish allies? The answer is, they wouldn’t.
But here’s one very telling example of the phoney war: the use, or rather non-use, of the Brimstone missile.
The fact that the British RAF had this unique weapon, the Brimstone missile, was the keystone of the parliamentary debate last December. It was cited as the main reason for our allies needing our paltry few Tornado jets to enter the conflict in Syria because this £100,000 missile, with radar guidance on its nose, can take out a vehicle travelling at 70 mph.
However, it wasn’t deployed for more than a month after the debate, and questions were starting to be asked – even on mainstream political programmes . Why, some bolder journos dared to inquire, has there been such a lack of activity from the RAF over Syria since the debate, and much more importantly, why has it not yet deployed the all-important Brimstone missile?
Finally, after much pressure, the RAF finally came to life a few weeks ago and, according to the Ministry of Defence, there were two sorties over Syria – one which took out an ISIS supply truck in Raqqa and another which targetted mobile cranes at an oilfield close to the Iraq/Syria border.
With the truck at Raqqa, and possibly with the mobile cranes, (unconfirmed) the RAF finally used their famous Brimstone missile.
However, it soon became clear, and was even reported by the defence correspondent on the Daily Politics on BBC2, that there had been no tactical need to use the £100,000-a-throw Brimstone for either of these military targets. The truck at Raqqa and the mobile cranes at an oilfield on the Iraq/Syria were not travelling at anything like 70 mph and much lesser expensive missiles, like the lasar-guided Paveway, could have just as easily – and much more cheaply – been deployed.
On top of that, the same BBC defence correspondent reported that there have been no reports of civilian casualties coming out of Syria; not that we want civilian casualties, of course, but in modern warfare, they are unavoidable. No civilian casualties = no military action.
Last year, just before Putin stepped in, some American flyers were reporting that they were being sent out on missions over ISIS-held territories, and then just left to circle around the target area, until they were nearly out of fuel, before being called back to base. This means that in many cases, they were unable to drop their payloads.
On top of that, we then had the spectacle of the drivers of the trucks which were carrying ISIS’s oil into Turkey being warned by an airdrop of leaflets to leave their vehicles, because they were going to be bombed.
Talking of Turkey… well that’s another whole can of worms that we don’t have the time to go into here. Suffice to say, Turkey has been acting as middle man for ISIS’s oil, and it has also been organising cheap flights for ‘refugees’ directly into Germany.
To conclude, when you add up all the evidence – and there’s only a smidgen of it in this article – we carry very little responsibility for those that have got themselves mixed up in the so-called Great Migration.
Having gone through all these arguments with those who are in favour of helping the refugees, and explaining it all thoroughly, this is usually the response:
“But it’s not about who’s to blame, nor about economics or legal technicalities! It’s about being human. Wouldn’t we hate to see ourselves as selfish and uncaring people? How can we turn them away? How could we sleep at night?”
To me, though, it’s not about a nice, cosy, satisfying self image; it’s about survival.
The bald truth is, if we open up our borders to let in this so-called Great Migration, we’ll never sleep soundly in our beds again.
Effects And Implications For Consumers Of The Natural Health & Supplementary Products Bill February 6 2016 | From: Uncensored
A brief summary and extended discussion of the consequences of the pending Natural Health & Supplementary Products Bill (formerly the Natural Health Products Bill) currently in Parliament.
This is a very complex Bill with many unacceptable aspects. Due to the need for brevity and clarity we have restricted our comments mainly to aspects that will affect consumers.
The third reading of the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill is imminent. This Bill will ban most Natural Health Product (NHP) ingredients without just cause.
NHPs in NZ are presently regulated under a ‘Black-list’ (a short list of banned substances that have shown evidence of harm). We currently have the right to consume any Natural Health ingredients not on the ‘Black-list’, which gives us access to an unquantifiably high number of ingredients with no history of harm.
Under the new Bill this present ‘Black-list’ approach will be replaced by a new ‘White-list’ approach, with a very limited ‘White-list’ of ‘permitted ingredients’. Any ingredient that is not on this permitted ‘White-list will not be allowed to be sold in NZ
Many Natural Health Products will disappear if they contain even one ingredient that is not on their ‘Permitted White-list’. Many suppliers will also disappear as a result.
Any NHP ingredient that is recognised as having therapeutic (health improving) effect can be re-classified as a medicine by the MoH. Once it is classed as a medicine, it will be black-listed for use in Natural Health products. (This is already happening)
There is no accountability for harm or death as a result of consumers losing healthcare products that they depend on. There are no provisions in the Bill to make allowances for this if it does happen.
The passing of the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill will result in many Natural Health Products becoming either severely restricted (via new proposed low dosage limits), or being made outright illegal in NZ.
All of the following contain one or more ingredients that do not appear on the list provided by the Ministry of Health, meaning consumers will no longer be able to purchase these products.
These are just a few examples that have been sent to us by consumers:
Natural Health Practitioners will be unable to properly practice as they will no longer be able to prescribe to their patients’ needs.
The Ministry has stated in the consultation document that products made by a practitioner for an individual patient will be exempt from the Bill – including Rongoā Māori and Traditional Chinese Medicine – but that these same products will not be allowed to be sold over the counter.
However New Zealand Health Trust’s interpretation of the Supplementary Order Paper (the most up-to-date version of the Bill) differs from this entirely in that Māori health practitioners and others using traditional herbal and other remedies to administer to an individual will be unable to use non-permitted ingredients.
We feel this is a classic example of how unreliable and misleading the Ministry’s information is in relation to this Bill. To make matters even more uncertain the Bill is crafted to allow most of the detail to be added AFTER the Bill has been passed!
Products presently classified as ‘Practitioner Only Range’ will not be exempt from the ingredient restrictions.
The proposed financing model of the new system presents significant risk to the majority of NZ small business supplement manufacturers, an outcome likely to result in only a small handful of large manufacturers remaining viable. This will result in a significant loss of variety of product in the natural supplements market in NZ.
The new regulatory system will be funded by industry on a Full Cost Recovery Basis by annual registration charges on all products. Note that there have never been any registration charges before.
These charges will rise as the range of products decreases due to the ‘White-list’ restrictions. Short run products will become economically unviable and thus will be discontinued, forcing smaller operators to close.
Every time a manufacturer reduces its product range or closes its doors, the remaining products and remaining manufacturers will have to shoulder more of the financial burden of funding the agency. The biggest players will benefit from this approach, as they can afford the fees – and this approach will increase their market share. This is one reason why large manufacturers support this bill.
Presently in Australia under the TGA it costs manufacturers $40,000 – $150,000 just to apply for one ingredient to be accepted on their White-list, with no guarantee of success.
There is little incentive to make an application because, if successful, a manufacturers’ competitors are able to benefit at no cost to them. And as only one or two ingredients per year have ever been passed by the TGA, manufacturers are discouraged from even trying. There is no reason to believe that this will not also apply here in NZ should the Bill be passed.
The Pharma based ‘single ingredient approach’, which is the framework of the Bill, is inappropriate and misleading for two reasons:
1. It does not reflect the fact that when NHP ingredients are consumed together, higher doses can be safely tolerated above the consumption of a single ingredient.
2. If any one ingredient in a product exceeds a specified dose, then the entire product will be outlawed in NZ. Most supplements have multiple ingredients, affecting a huge number of supplements that New Zealanders are already relying on for their health and well-being.
The Bill will allow Medsafe (the business unit of the Ministry of Health) to increase its control over NHPs by the following means:
It will reverse the basic historic principle confirming our rights to consume any natural health ingredient that is absent from a short defined ‘Black-list’ of substances where there is robust evidence of harm.
The number of ingredients we can currently access is too high to quantify, yet no deaths have been attributed to these ingredients or products (see “No Deaths from Supplements. No Deaths from Minerals. No Deaths from Amino Acids. No Deaths from Herbs” http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v12n02.shtml)
Our present system will be replaced by a ‘White-list’ of permitted ingredients and only ingredients on this list will be sold in NZ. Furthermore, many permitted ingredients have severe dosage and application restrictions placed upon them. There is no scientific reasoning or justification for such limitations, and no history of risk to human health.
The proposed ‘White-list’ currently contains 5,545 ingredients. This may sound like a lot, but to indicate what this means in terms of what we stand to lose, we only need to add up a small handful of the numerous categories of currently permitted ingredients to appreciate the magnitude of loss. There are so far over 8,000 identified Polyphenols, over 3,000 Enzymes and over 12,000 Medicinal Plants. These few examples alone make it easy to see that only a small fraction of our current range of natural ingredients will remain, should this legislation be enacted.
Permitted Ingredients ‘White-list’ File
It is vitally important for you to check if any ingredients that you presently use in your supplements are not on the permitted list.
You can search the file by entering the ingredient name, or searching alphabetically in the Excel Spreadsheet. If the ingredient is not on the list at all, then it will not be permitted in over-the-counter products. Also check the maximum permitted daily dose, and whether it will be permitted for internal or external application only.
What the Columns Mean
In the ‘Outcome’ column
- ‘Y’ means ‘Permitted’ (but make sure you check the maximum permitted amount, and the application, e.g. Glutathione (an important antioxidant) is permitted, but only for applying to the skin),
- ‘N’ means ‘Unaccepted’,
- ‘U’ means ‘Under Review’.
If the ‘Reason’ column states ‘rejected by IJEACCM on safety grounds’ – IJEACCM stands for ‘The Interim Joint Expert Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines’, a NZ/Australian initiative.
What is the Background to this Bill?
There has been a de facto pharmaceutical monopoly on medicines for almost 100 years.
When we become ill we need medicines. But pharmaceutical medicines are dangerous and can cause substantial harm.
The monopoly has endured and grown stronger due to laws that have been passed. There have been many discoveries made over those 100 years that offered safer, cheaper and more effective treatments than the pharmaceutical options, but the regulators have always stepped in to prosecute, confiscate product and even imprison the people who made or used the discovery.
Very occasionally the regulators’ attempts to destroy a new discovery are not completely successful, and a natural alternative flourishes for a few years. But the Big Pharma lobbyists respond and it doesn’t take long for new laws to be drafted that strengthen the monopoly and the status quo remains.
We can’t prevent Big Pharma and their lobbyists from trying to maintain and strengthen their position. They are very much aware of the impact that an appropriately regulated Natural Health Product industry would have on their market share. They have a duty to their shareholders to prevent natural medicines from entering the market.
But our elected MPs need to wake up and stop passing such laws. The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill is Pharma-based and hostile to the interests of the consumer and the Natural Health industry.
Consumers stand to be the biggest losers if this Bill is passed. There are many importers, manufacturers and re-sellers who do not oppose the bill for fear of retribution, as a lot of the fine print will be decided after it has been passed. They hope to be able to stay in business with reduced ranges and less effective products.
Consumers on the other hand, stand to lose access to life saving Natural Health Products.
NHPs can save lives in several ways, from helping people to stay well so the need for pharmaceutical intervention doesn’t arise (the death toll from adverse reactions to properly prescribed pharmaceutical medicines is over 100,000 a year in the USA alone) to products that are capable of returning seriously ill people back to good health.
Natural Health Products
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
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A Large Number Of Bank Accounts Have Been Seized With Regards To The 1MDB-Goldman Sachs Laundering Scandal February 5 2016 | From: Geopolitics
Slowly but surely, Khazarian stooges are being taken down everywhere.
Since three days ago, Goldman Sachs Asia Chairman, Tim Leissner, has taken a “personal leave” obviously to escape from the recent money laundering and bribery scandals involving with no less than Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, involving Saudi royal money.
It turns out that the unexplainable disappearance of some portion of the $681 million of Saudi royal family “donation” to Razak are scattered through various bank accounts throughout Asia.
This is huge because now we can see a possible correlation of this scandal to the two Malaysian airliners’ disappearance in the Indian Ocean and false flag shot down inside Ukrainian airspace.
Recently, Bloomberg reported;
“Singapore has seized “a large number” of bank accounts in connection with possible money-laundering in the country, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Commercial Affairs Department said in a joint e-mailed statement in response to queries on 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
In connection with these investigations, we have sought and are continuing to seek information from several financial institutions, are interviewing various individuals, and have seized a large number of bank accounts,” the agencies said on Monday. They added Singapore has been “actively investigating” possible money-laundering and other offenses since mid-2015."
1MDB, the debt-ridden government investment fund of neighboring Malaysia whose advisory board is headed by Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been the subject of overlapping investigations at home plus countries such as Switzerland and Hong Kong amid allegations of financial irregularities.
Swiss prosecutors said in a Jan. 29 statement they are seeking legal assistance from the Southeast Asian nation after a probe they conducted into 1MDB revealed “serious indications” that about $4 billion may have been misappropriated. Najib is “not one of the public officials under accusation” in that investigation, Andre Marty, a spokesman for the Swiss attorney general’s office, said Monday in a statement.
Singapore is cooperating with relevant authorities including those in Malaysia, Switzerland and the U.S., the agencies said in their statement.
“We have responded to all foreign requests for information and have requested for information from relevant counterparts to aid in our investigations,” according to the statement. “Singapore does not tolerate the use of its financial system as a refuge or conduit for illicit funds.”
“A number of investigations into 1MDB’s activities are being carried out in various countries, prompted by claims of corruption involving Razak, who chairs 1MDB."
Switzerland’s chief prosecutor, Attorney General Michael Lauber, said in a statement on Friday that he has asked for Malaysia’s help in investigating possible violations of Swiss law by 1MDB, Reuters reported.
The suspected misappropriations reportedly amount to $4 billion and concern “bribery of foreign officials, misconduct in public office, money laundering and criminal mismanagement.”
It was discovered this week that Leissner has moved from Singapore to his Los Angeles home, calling it a “personal leave,” Bloomberg reports.
Goldman orchestrated the $6.5 billion sale of three 1MDB bonds in 2012 and 2013, from which the bank earned $593 million in fees and expenses. The deal has raised questions, as such fees in Malaysia are usually much lower.
It has since emerged that Razak received a $681 million “donation” to his personal bank account, which his opponents say is linked to the deal.
The results of an investigation into the matter by Malaysian Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was appointed by Razak in 2015, were published this week, but found no wrongdoing.
The probe found that the money had come from a Saudi Arabian royal family and that $620 million was returned within the following five months. There was no indication in the report as to what happened to the unaccounted for $61 million.
State agencies in Hong Kong and the United States are also investigating other deals involving 1MDB.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak doesn’t have a respectable track record in governance and has been a perennial recipient of popular protests.
“Fed up with years of alleged corruption, Malaysian activists escalated their protests, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak and the overhaul of a political system its critics argue is racist and favors the few who are political connected.
Police estimated that 25,000 people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur for the weekend Bersih 4.0 rally, which unlike previous demonstrations passed off peacefully. Organizers said the numbers were much higher, at around 200,000.”
“Fed up with years of alleged corruption, Malaysian activists escalated their protests, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak and the overhaul of a political system its critics argue is racist and favors the few who are political connected.
Police estimated that 25,000 people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur for the weekend Bersih 4.0 rally, which unlike previous demonstrations passed off peacefully. Organizers said the numbers were much higher, at around 200,000.”
“Malaysia’s embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak has entered negotiations for a face-saving exit from the turbulence of his nation’s politics, according to independent reports, after the anti-corruption commission referred 37 charges to the attorney-general for prosecution.
Sources told the London-based Sarawak Report and the Hong Kong-based Asia Sentinel that Najib entered talks to ensure his departure from a tenure blighted by allegations of massive corruption and three murders, including Kevin Morais, a lead investigator with the commission.
That prospect has fed social media commentators and prompted a rear-guard offensive by Malaysia’s mainstream newspapers, who are trying to convince a troubled wider world that the country remains an island of Muslim moderation amid a sea of Islamic militancy and terrorism. While this may somehow be seen as mitigating Najib’s legacy, the costs seem absurdly high given the allegations enveloping him.
Horrific photos of Morais were published earlier this week by Malaysia Chronicle. He had led investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal before his remains were found in a cement filled oil drum, submerged in a swamp.
This is not the first time Najib and those around him have been linked to murder.”
Will Tim Leissner be made to answer his complicity to the conspiracy?
Dear Western Peoples; There Is No Freedom Without Truth February 4 2016 | From: PaulCraigRoberts
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in charge of the Normandy Invasion and a popular two-term President of the United States. Today he would be called a “conspiracy theorist.”
Were Ike to be issuing his warning from the White House today, conservative Republicans like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) would be screaming at Ike for impugning the motives of “the patriotic industry that protects our freedom.”
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence - economic, political, even spiritual - is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development.
Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Comment: Eisenhower was a card-carrying member of the cabal, but the statements he made in later years such as the on above indicate that he had reconsidered his actions and was trying to issue a warning.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in charge of the Normandy Invasion and a popular two-term President of the United States. Today he would be called a “conspiracy theorist.”
Were Ike to be issuing his warning from the White House today, conservative Republicans like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) would be screaming at Ike for impugning the motives of “the patriotic industry that protects our freedom.”
Neoconservatives such as William Kristol would be demanding to know why President Eisenhower was issuing warnings about our own military-industrial complex instead of warning about the threat presented by the Soviet military.
The presstitute media would be implying that Ike was going a bit senile in his old age, a tactic the presstitutes used against President Reagan as he struggled to end stagflation and the Cold War.
By January 17, 1961, when Eisenhower issued his warning in his farewell address to the American People, it was already too late.
Cold Warriors had had their hooks into the American taxpayer for 15 years after the end of WW II, and the military-industrial complex had replaced “mom and apple pie” as the most venerated and entrenched US interest. The Dulles brothers ran the State Department and CIA and overthrew governments at will. (Read The Brothers)
The military-industrial complex had learned that regardless of the protestations of high-ranking military officers, no cost-overrun, no matter how egregious, went unpaid. Armaments industries and military bases were spread all over the country and were important considerations for every senator and many congressional districts.
The chairmen of House and Senate military appropriations subcommittees and armed services committees were already dependent on campaign contributions from the military-industrial complex and for cushy jobs should they lose an election.
The Cold War was a profitable business that served many, and that is why it lasted so long.
Not to be too literal, the cold war was not all about Siberia, of course
There was never any threat of the Red Army invading Europe. Stalin declared “socialism in one country” and purged the Communist Party of the Trotskyist element that preached world revolution. An accommodation could have been reached, except that for the first time ever the military-industrial complex saw that it could keep the war business going for decades and perhaps forever.
George F. Kennan predicted that should the Soviet Union “sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean;
”Another adversary would have to be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat” and the “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. Despite a succession of false flag attacks and warnings of a “thirty years war,” a few thousand lightly armed jihadists were an insufficient replacement for the Soviet Union and its thousands of nuclear ICBMs.
It was an uncomfortable notion that the “world’s only superpower” could not dispose of a few [manufactured] terrorists.
So we are back to the Cold War with Russia. The propaganda is fast and furious.
“Putin is the new Hitler.”
“Russia invaded Ukraine.”
"Russia is about to invade the Baltics and Poland.”
“Putin is a corrupt multi-billionaire.”
“Putin is scheming to recreate the Soviet Union.”
Comment: Nothing but crybaby Khazarian Nazi Zionist Mafia tantrum rhetoric - because they are being taken down and they know it - and now everyone can see it.
Vladimir Putin has called; end exposed the corrupt Western faux 'leadership' for who and what they are.
The accusations made towards Putin became headlines despite US military spending being a dozen or more times higher than Russian military spending and the Russian government expressing no hegemonic aspirations.
Eisenhower’s sucessor, John F. Kennedy, realized that the military-security complex was a threat, but he underestimated the threat and paid for it with his life when he stood up to the military-security complex.
In stating this fact I have joined Eisenhower as a conspiracy theorist. (For a hair-raising account of the threat posed to President Kennedy by General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, read chapter three in Richard Cottrell’s book, Gladio, NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe.)
Conspiracies are real. There are many more of them than people are aware.
Many government conspiracies are heavily documented by governments themselves with the official records demonstrating the conspiracies openly available to the public. Just google, for example, Operation Gladio or the Northwoods Project. These conspiracies alone are sufficient to chastise those uninformed Western peoples who go around saying;
”Our government would never kill its own people.”
Perhaps Russian studies provided my introduction to government conspiracies against their own people. I learned that the Tsar’s secret police set off bombs and killed people in order to blame and arrest labor agitators. I was skeptical of this account and wondered if it was a reflection of left-wing bias against Tsarist Russia.
Some years later I asked my colleague, Robert Conquest, at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University if the account was true. He replied that the story is true as is known from the released secret police files that are part of the Hoover Institution’s archives.
False flag attacks are used by governments in order to pursue secret agendas that they cannot publicly acknowledge. If President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had said:
”We are going to attack Iraq and a half dozen other countries in order to exercise hegemony over the Middle East, steal their oil, and clear the path for Israel to steal the entirety of the West Bank of Palestine, diverting taxpayers’ resources from serving the American people into the pockets of the armaments industries and spilling the blood of your parents, spouses, children, and siblings, even the American sheeple would have resisted."
Instead, following the famous advice of Hitler’s chief propagandist, they said:
“Our country has been attacked!”
Generally speaking, an observant person with a bit of education can recognize a false flag attack.
However, few people pay attention beyond what the official media says, and the media no longer investigates and questions but simply repeats the official story. Therefore, only a few realize what has really happened, and when these few open their mouths they are discredited as “conspiracy theorists.”
This method of control might be wearing thin. There have been so many false flag “terrorist attacks” in the 21st century that there are now thousands of experts labeled as “conspiracy theorist.”
For example, the 9/11 Truth Movement consists of thousands of high rise architects, structural engineers, demolition experts, nano-chemists, physicists, firefighters and first responders, civilian and military pilots, and former high government officials.
Collectively these experts represent far more knowledge and experience than the 9/11 Commission, which did nothing but write down whatever the government told the commission, NIST, a collection of people whose incomes and careers depend on the government, and the presstitutes who can barely manage arithemetic, much less the mathematics of controlled demolition.
The neoconservatives, who conrolled the George W. Bush regime, called for a “New Pearl Harbor” so that they could begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East.
A “New Pearl Harbor” is what 9/11 gave them. Was this a coincidence or a Gulf of Tonkin or a Reichstag fire or a Tzarist secret police or Operation Gladio bomb?
The charge, “conspiracy theory,” is used to prevent investigation.
9/11 was not investigated. Indeed, as many experts have pointed out, there was a conscious effort to remove and destroy the evidence before it could be investigated. The 9/11 families had to lobby and protest for a solid year before the Bush regime consented to the totally controlled 9/11 Commission.
The Boston Marathon Bombing was not investigated. A scripted story was issued and repeated by the media. The San Bernardino shootings were not investigated. Again, a pre-scripted story took the place of investigation.
The success of false flag attacks in the US led to their use in the UK and France. The Charlie Hebdo affair was not investigated and the official explanation makes no sense. The story has been closed with all the loose ends dangling.
For example, why did a French police official investigating the crime allegedly commit suicide in his police office in the early hours of the morning, and why was his family denied the autopsy report? What happened to this disappeared story?
Why did the police finger a third participant in the attack as the “getaway driver” who had an iron clad alibi? If the police were so totally wrong about this member of the gang, how do we know they are right about the two men they shot to death.
How come alleged perpetrators of “terrorist attacks” are always killed before they can talk?
How come the only story we ever get is what the government says? How can people be so gullible after the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Gladio, etc.?
Apparently the Charlie Hebdo attack was insufficient for the purpose, and now France has had what is called “the Paris attack,” an even more unbelievable event, evidence for which is missing.
Twenty-four of these contributors do not believe the official story. Does this make them “conspiracy theorists,” or does this make them brave souls who are concerned that Reichstag fire type events are replacing Western civil liberty with fascist police states?
Ask yourself, why are those trying to preserve liberty denounced?
What incentive does contributor A.K. Dewdney, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, author of ten books about science and mathematics, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Philip Giraldi, former CIA case officer and Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Anthony Hall, Professor of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, whose latest book has been endorsed by the American Library Association as “a scholarly tour de force,” have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous awards, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Stephen Lendman, syndicated columnist and host on the Progressive Radio News Hour, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does James Petras, Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Alain Soral, one of France’s public intellectuals, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
What incentive does Robert David Steele, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer, have to be a conspiracy theorist?
The neocons’ whores in the Western media who call these people “conspiracy theorists” are so stupid and unintelligent as to be unqualified to express any opinion.
Dear Western Peoples, if you wish to be able to walk down the streets of your cities without being accosted by police, demanded to present identity papers, searched, detained indefinitely or assassinated without due process of law, if you wish to be able to express your opinion about “your” government and its use of your tax payments, if you wish to be able to discuss current affairs or your personal affairs without being recorded by the NSA or the equivalent in your own country or by both, if you wish to be able to act on your moral conscience and to protest the violence the West applies to Muslims and others unfavored by powerful Western interests, such as Palestinians, if you wish to live in the freedom that was achieved in the West after centuries of struggle, wake up, find time from less meaningful pursuits to become aware of what is being stolen from you. It is late in the game.
If you do not stand up for truth, you will have no freedom as there is no freedom without truth.