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Author and teacher Kent Hovind. Image from YouTube

Contributed to TLB by: Health Impact News

UPDATE 3/1/2015

FreeKentHovind.com is reporting that Mr. Hovind was moved to an isolation cell yesterday (7 by 9 cell shared by 2 people) in Santa Rosa County Jail. He has to sleep on the floor and he no longer has phone access (he granted several interviews to the alternative media by phone last week). Supporters are asking people to call the jail and ask why he is in isolation and if he can be moved out of isolation into a dorm with phone access.

 

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Kent Hovind is a Creation Science teacher and Baptist minister who became well known for debating university professors and refuting Darwinian evolutionary theory. He has served eight years of a ten-year prison sentence, and he is now fighting a new charge that would put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Kent Hovind’s teachings, much like many of the topics we cover here at Health Impact News, go against mainstream media and education regarding such topics as the medical system, vaccines, GMOs, and of course Darwinian biology. Mr. Hovind was a biology science teacher for 15 years before he began a full-time creation ministry.

In a high profile tax case involving the IRS eight years ago, he was convicted and sent to prison in what many believed to be a “tax evasion” conviction. However, Mr. Hovind and his wife, who also served time in prison, were never actually convicted of tax evasion. The primary charge they were convicted on was an IRS law called “structuring.”

This law prohibiting “structuring” was allegedly designed to catch people involved in drug trafficking, and who were withdrawing more than $10,000.00 in cash from their bank account. The law requires that the bank file a report with the government on anyone withdrawing more than $10,000.00 in cash from their own bank account.

Kent Hovind never actually made any withdrawals over that amount, but allegedly did make some withdrawals just under $10,000.00, 12 days apart, to pay for his ministry expenses, which included purchasing land to build a theme park and creation museum. This was during a period of his ministry when they apparently held firm convictions about not using credit cards.

For this “crime” of “structuring,” a fully armed SWAT team arrived at their home one morning, and arrested both him and his wife. His wife has already been released, and Mr. Hovind, who has now served over 8 years of his sentence, was scheduled to be released this year (2015).

However, new charges of “mail fraud” have now been made, and a trial is set for Monday March 2, 2015. Mr. Hovind is facing new charges that will put him behind bars for the rest of his life, if convicted.

Mr. Hovind spoke on the Joyce Riley “Power Hour” talk radio show this past week from county jail.

Kent Hovind’s Interview from Prison with Joyce Riley

During the Joyce Riley interview, Kent Hovind mentioned how some of his teachings went against mainstream thinking on certain issues, such as the current medical system:

I taught biology for 15 years. I became very concerned that our whole medical system in America is drug therapy: have a pain, take a pill, have a pain, take a pill – which is just exactly backwards as to what you need to do. If you brought your car to the mechanic and said “wow, this engine is making a funny noise, can you fix it?” and he says, “well yeah, I’ve got some great ear muffs so that you will never hear that noise again.” That’s fixing the symptom, not the cause. If you have a headache, you take an aspirin. Ok, so what’s the cause of the headache? Are you suffering from aspirin deficiency disease?

Hovind commented that any time they have a court hearing, the IRS agents attend and watch in court. Hovind says he has a suspicion that the reason is to intimidate everyone, including the judge and U.S. Attorney, letting them know that the IRS could target them next.

Hovind calls on Congress to repeal the structuring law. It is none of government’s business how much money we take out of our bank accounts. He states that even if you want to take out a million dollars from the bank, as long as it is your money, it is none of their business.

Hovind believes Congress needs to act and put a stop to abuses in the IRS. He believes they intimidate judges all the way up to the federal level, and that there is little hope of justice in the courts. So he calls on people to call their Congressional representatives to repeal the “structuring law,” and release everyone who is in prison because of it even if it was money to buy illegal drugs. How many criminal settlements have we seen with pharmaceutical companies, with criminal charges and settlements in the billions of dollars, yet no one goes to prison? Of course, Mr. Hovind and his wife have never used illegal drugs nor ever been charged as such.

He calls on people to contact Eric Holder, the head of the Department of Justice, and complain that the federal government has spent over a half million dollars of tax money to convict a man in prison for mailing a letter. The letter was a lis pendens filing on the real estate that the government had seized from Kent Hovind’s ministry. For this letter, the government is seeking to tack on two more 20 year sentences to his already existing sentence which was set to expire this year. At 62, this would put Mr. Hovind behind bars for the rest of his life.

So what is a  lis pendens that the government is so upset about that it wants to keep Mr. Hovind behind bars for the rest of his life?

According to a legal dictionary:

(lease pen-dense) n. Latin for “a suit pending,” a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed which concerns the title to real property or some interest in that real property. The lis pendens (or notice of pending action) is filed with the clerk of the court, certified that it has been filed, and then recorded with the County Recorder. This gives notice to the defendant who owns real estate that there is a claim on the property, and the recording informs the general public (and particularly anyone interested in buying or financing the property) that there is this potential claim against it. The lis pendens must include a legal description of the real property, and the lawsuit must involve the property. (Source.)

According to Hovind, it is a letter warning any potential buyer of his property that the government has seized, that there is still litigation pending. He claims that if he had hand delivered the lis pendens letter, or had someone else file it, no charges would have been filed against him. But because he used the U.S. Postal system from prison, he is being charged with mail fraud, and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Does the Judge Over his Case Have a Conflict of Interest and Bias?

The original judge sitting on the bench in Kent Hovind’s first trial, Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers, allegedly stated in court that the “crimes” Mr. Hovind committed were “worse than rape,” and then allegedly had that statement erased from court transcripts. She will be the same judge hearing the new case against Mr. Hovind.

Here is a 12 minute video documenting 20 shocking facts about the Kent Hovind case, which reveals possible corruption and political motivations against Mr. Hovind:

 

FreeKentHovind.com also lists 10 reasons why they believe prosecutors want to censor Kent Hovind:

IMPORTANT: Pamela C. Marsh and Tiffany Eggers silence jury and evidence. New Prosecutor J. Ryan Love protected violent felon who was employed by the ATF now persecuting USA vs Kent Hovind case. Here is a timeline of events
1 - PROOF: Letters from professionals absolve Kent Hovind from all wrong-doing
2 - PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers was caught altering court transcript
3 - PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is anti-christian and bias
4 - PROOF: Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers pre-judged Kent calling him the ‘HEAD OF A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION’.
5 - PROOF: Sexual deviant, immoral and mentally-ill people imprisoned Kent Hovind
6 - IRS arrest and seize over $19k from widowed senior citizen
7 - IRS caught stealing a quarter of a billion from American people
8 - IRS apologizes for abusing their laws
9 - Congress is furious with the IRS for targeting Christian Americans
10 - New AG Loretta Lynch caught protecting drug money launderers and terrorists

Ministry Continues from Prison

Kent Hovind has written 37 books while residing in prison for the past 8+ years. He mentioned one book in particular in his interview with Joyce Riley, which he says is an expose on the prison system, called “The Kennel.” He said it contains practical things to change the prison system. America has the largest prison system in the world, and it is basically “prison for profit” states Hovind. The U.S. has only 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s population incarcerated in prison reside in the U.S., and judges own stock in the private prison system, Hovind reveals.

What Can We do to Help?

The FreeKentHovind.com website is encouraging people to come to the courthouse in Pensacola Florida on Monday morning March 2nd:

United States Courthouse
One North Palafox St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502 (click here for directions)

For a list of people to contact, see FreeKentHovind.com.

Whether or not you agree with Kent Hovind and his views on various issues, one must ask if this is the kind of man that should face such criminal charges and spend the rest of his life in prison? What is the real threat to society if he is allowed to go free?

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Introduction by Mary C. Giacobbe (TLB)

We know that the lone star state of Texas has always been vocal in their right to be separate from the United States and federal government. Many have assumed that they wanted to achieve this through secession. It is important to know the history of this state, for in fact, they have their own treaty with Mexico, and original land boundaries. Texas has always been their own republic through tradition.

Raiding one of their state meetings to discourage their right to further distance themselves, is a sure sign of the overreach of power that we are seeing everywhere. They are a self sustainable state, with a functional plan in place. It makes one question the covert land and power grab of the Federal Reserve and the IRS that has taken America hostage. Many states should look into their past, to see in fact, who owns the land.

In these turbulent times, perhaps we are not so beholden to Capitol Hill, and the tyranny that is blasting through our states, one by one. There is a great lesson to  be learned here. We still have the right to be independent states. This remedy can, and should be exercised at this point, under the circumstances of the federal corruption we face. It is our duty to do so, in such a situation, as stated clearly by our founding fathers.

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By The Free Thought Project on March 1, 2015

“We had no idea what was going on. We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action.”

Information Liberation

BRYAN, TX — Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in the meeting hall.

The raid took place on February 14, 2015, at VFW Post 4892 in Bryan, Texas. At 10:10 a.m., an “army of policing agencies with flashing emergency lights” showed up, shut down the meeting of “congenial and unimposing” Texans and forced them to hand over their private effects and biometric data.

MySanAntonio described the raid:

Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.

In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine’s Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group.

“We had no idea what was going on,” said John Jarnecke, president of the Republic of Texas. “We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action.”

The meeting was the monthly gathering of a group known as the Republic of Texas. Drawing participants from hundreds of miles away, the group shares a common vision of an independence Texan nation.

This group differentiates itself from others because it believes that the 19th century Republic of Texas was never legally dissolved, and the subsequent integration of Texan land into the USA was illegitimate. This is explained on the group’s Proclamation statement:

There is no need for the Republic of Texas to secede from the United States. We never “ceded” the land of Texas to them or to anyone else. A fraudulent color-of-law annexation agreement was foisted on elected officials in Texas, but no lawful treaty was ever ratified to allow the United States to take over our nation, which had already been established forever by international treaties. Those elected officials in Texas were never authorized to give up the sovereignty of the Republic of Texas.

For over a decade, a movement of Texans has carried on the tradition of the Republic of Texas, and even held elections to to fill its offices.

Rejecting the media’s “patently false” characterization of the group as a “militia,” the Republic’s website says that “the Republic of Texas is a self-determined people attempting to throw off the yoke of military occupation of Texas through peaceful and lawful process.”

Bob Wilson holds an elected position and described the group to RT: “In the early 2000s, a number of people got together and said, ‘You know what? If the land is still ours, and if there is a perpetual treaty that says we are a nation, lets just be a nation.’ And so they elected, but with a vote from the people, a President, Vice President, a Secretary of State, a Congress, Supreme Court justices — and all of those are still occupied and manned to this day. In fact, that government meets every month on the second Saturday of the month, and the people of Texas who are interested come to those meetings.”

Wilson currently sits as an elected Senator of the Republic of Texas.

“The purpose, the goal of the Republic of Texas,” Wilson explained, “is to restore and to preserve all the freedoms and all the sovereign rights that were won in 1836 at the Battle of San Jacinto, when that treaty was signed. In other words, we’re here to make sure that people get to exercise those rights, even though an overreaching federal government of the U.S. keeps trying to take away more and more of the rights and freedoms. We’re here to restore them and make sure that they’re preserved.”

RT ran a 26-minute documentary on the Republic of Texas in 2013. See it below:

The pretext of the raid was that two individuals from the group had reportedly sent out “simulated court documents” — summonses for a judge and a banker to appear before the Republic of Texas to discuss the matter of a foreclosure.

These “simulated documents” were rejected and the authorities decided to react with a “show of force” — twenty officers and an extremely broad search warrant.

“As if dangerous criminals, many of the Texian people — generally seniors of respected middle-class business, farming, broadcasting, engineering, scientific, health, veterans, and faith-based backgrounds — were one-by-one physically searched on their person and in their vehicles, fingerprinted, detained and then had their personal belongings and property searched and seized,” the Republic of Texas described on its web site.

The website noted some of the belongings that were seized by police: “cell phones, iPads, laptops, business papers, Republic of Texas paperwork, coinage and other valuables.”

“How is it that a supposedly free people can be subjected to intimidating, rough, and highly intrusive search and seizure when assembling lawfully and peaceably from all corners of the vast Country of Texas to educate those in attendance about the Historical 1836 Republic of Texas Constitution and celebrate a Nationwide Valentine’s Day and a fellow Texian’s 89th birthday?” the group wondered.

No arrests were made, and the matter remains under investigation.

The tactics used went well beyond what was necessary to address a few individuals over a matter of disputed paperwork. It is clear that full-blown raid was performed to intimidate and harass every member of the group.

The irony of the situation is that the thuggish tactics employed by the police and federal government actually validate the concerns of the members of the Republic of Texas and other Americans who would prefer independence from the United States federal government.

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By  Paul Craig Roberts

The Neoconservative Threat To International Relations

For the illustrated version go here: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-trust-now-shattered-russia-u-s-world-annihilation-threatened/

This week I was invited to address an important conference of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Scholars from Russia and from around the world, Russian government officials, and the Russian people seek an answer as to why Washington destroyed during the past year the friendly relations between America and Russia that President Reagan and President Gorbachev succeeded in establishing. All of Russia is distressed that Washington alone has destroyed the trust between the two major nuclear powers that had been created during the Reagan-Gorbachev era, trust that had removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Russians at every level are astonished at the virulent propaganda and lies constantly issuing from Washington and the Western media. Washington’s gratuitous demonization of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has rallied the Russian people behind him. Putin has the highest approval rating ever achieved by any leader in my lifetime.

Washington’s reckless and irresponsible destruction of the trust achieved by Reagan and Gorbachev has resurrected the possibility of nuclear war from the grave in which Reagan and Gorbachev buried it. Again, as during the Cold War the specter of nuclear armageddon stalks the earth.

Why did Washington revive the threat of world annihilation? Why is this threat to all of humanity supported by the majority of the US Congress, by the entirety of the presstitute media, and by academics and think-tank inhabitants in the US, such as Motyl and Weiss, about whom I wrote recently?

It was my task to answer this question for the conference. You can read my February 25 and February 26 addresses below. But first you should understand what nuclear war means. You can gain that understanding here: http://thebulletin.org/what-would-happen-if-800-kiloton-nuclear-warhead-detonated-above-midtown-manhattan8023

The Threat Posed to International Relations By The Neoconservative Ideology of American Hegemony, Address to the 70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference, Hosted by Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, February 25, 2015, Hon. Paul Craig Roberts

Colleagues,

What I propose to you is that the current difficulties in the international order are unrelated to Yalta and its consequences, but have their origin in the rise of the neoconservative ideology in the post-Soviet era and its influence on Washington’s foreign policy.

The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad. At that time China’s rise was estimated to require a half century. Suddenly the United States found itself to be the Uni-power, the “world’s only superpower.” Neoconservatives proclaimed “the end of history.”

By the “end of history” neoconservatives mean that the competition between socio-economic-political systems is at an end. History has chosen “American Democratic-Capitalism.” It is Washington’s responsibility to exercise the hegemony over the world given to Washington by History and to bring the world in line with History’s choice of American democratic-capitalism.

In other words, Marx has been proven wrong. The future does not belong to the proletariat but to Washington.

The neoconservative ideology raises the United States to the unique status of being “the exceptional country,” and the American people acquire exalted status as “the indispensable people.”

If a country is “the exceptional country,” it means that all other countries are unexceptional. If a people are “indispensable,” it means other peoples are dispensable. We have seen this attitude at work in Washington’s 14 years of wars of aggression in the Middle East. These wars have left countries destroyed and millions of people dead, maimed, and displaced. Yet Washington continues to speak of its commitment to protect smaller countries from the aggression of larger countries. The explanation for this hypocrisy is that Washington does not regard Washington’s aggression as aggression, but as History’s purpose.

We have also seen this attitude at work in Washington’s disdain for Russia’s national interests and in Washington’s propagandistic response to Russian diplomacy.

The neoconservative ideology requires that Washington maintain its Uni-power status, because this status is necessary for Washington’s hegemony and History’s purpose.

The neoconservative doctrine of US world supremacy is most clearly and concisely stated by Paul Wolfowitz, a leading neoconservative who has held many high positions: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of Policy Planning US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador to Indonesia, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the World Bank.

In 1992 Paul Wolfowitz stated the neoconservative doctrine of American world supremacy:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

For clarification, a “hostile power” is a country with an independent policy (Russia, China, Iran, and formerly Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad).

This bold statement struck the traditional American foreign policy establishment as a declaration of American Imperialism. The document was rewritten in order to soften and disguise the blatant assertion of supremacy without changing the intent. These documents are available online, and you can examine them at your convenience.

Softening the language allowed the neoconservatives to rise to foreign policy dominance. The neoconservatives are responsible for the Clinton regime’s attacks on Yugoslavia and Serbia. Neoconservatives, especially Paul Wolfowitz, are responsible for the George W. Bush regime’s invasion of Iraq. The neoconservatives are responsible for the overthrow and murder of Gaddafi in Libya, the assault on Syria, the propaganda against Iran, the drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen, the color revolutions in former Soviet Republics, the attempted “Green Revolution” in Iran, the coup in Ukraine, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.

A number of thoughtful Americans suspect that the neoconservatives are responsible for 9/11, as that event gave the neoconservatives the “New Pearl Harbor” that their position papers said was necessary in order to launch their wars for hegemony in the Middle East. 9/11 led directly and instantly to the invasion of Afghanistan, where Washington has been fighting since 2001. Neoconservatives controlled all the important government positions necessary for a “false flag” attack.

Neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who is married to another neoconservative, Robert Kagan, implemented and oversaw Washington’s coup in Ukraine and chose the new government.

The neoconservatives are highly organized and networked, well-financed, supported by the print and TV media, and backed by the US military/security complex and the Israel Lobby. There is no countervailing power to their influence on US foreign power.

The neoconservative doctrine goes beyond the Brzezinski doctrine, which dissented from Detente and provocatively supported dissidents inside the Soviet empire. Despite its provocative character, the Brzezinski doctrine remained a doctrine of Great Power politics and containment. It is not a doctrine of US world hegemony.

While the neoconservatives were preoccupied for a decade with their wars in the Middle East, creating a US Africa Command, organizing color revolutions, exiting disarmament treaties, surrounding Russia with military bases, and “pivoting to Asia” to surround China with new air and naval bases, Vladimir Putin led Russia back to economic and military competence and successfully asserted an independent Russian foreign policy.

When Russian diplomacy blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria and Washington’s planned bombing of Iran, the neoconservatives realized that they had failed the “first objective” of the Wolfowitz Doctrine and had allowed “the re-emergence of a new rival . . . on the territory of the former Soviet Union” with the power to block unilateral action by Washington.

The attack on Russia began. Washington had spent $5 billion over a decade creating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Ukraine and cultivating Ukrainian politicians. The NGOs were called into the streets. The extreme nationalists or nazi elements were used to introduce violence, and the elected democratic government was overthrown. The intercepted conversation between Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador in Kiev, in which the two Washington operatives choose the members of the new Ukrainian government, is well known.

If the information that has recently come to me from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan is correct, Washington has financed NGOs and is cultivating politicians in Armenia and the former Soviet Central Asian Republics. If the information is correct, Russia can expect more “color revolutions” or coups in other former territories of the Soviet Union. Perhaps China faces a similar threat in Uyghurstan.

The conflict in Ukraine is often called a “civil war.” This is incorrect. A civil war is when two sides fight for the control of the government. The break-away republics in eastern and southern Ukraine are fighting a war of secession.

Washington would have been happy to use its coup in Ukraine to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base as this would have been a strategic military achievement. However, Washington is pleased that the “Ukraine crisis” that Washington orchestrated has resulted in the demonization of Vladimir Putin, thus permitting economic sanctions that have disrupted Russia’s economic and political relations with Europe. The sanctions have kept Europe in Washington’s orbit.

Washington has no interest in resolving the Ukrainian situation. The situation can be resolved diplomatically only if Europe can achieve sufficient sovereignty over its foreign policy to act in Europe’s interest instead of Washington’s interest.

The neoconservative doctrine of US world hegemony is a threat to the sovereignty of every country. The doctrine requires subservience to Washington’s leadership and to Washington’s purposes. Independent governments are targeted for destabilization. The Obama regime overthrew the reformist government in Honduras and currently is at work destabilizing Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina, and most likely also Armenia and the former Central Asian Soviet Republics.

Yalta and its consequences have to do with Great Power rivalries. But in the neoconservative doctrine, there is only one Great Power–the Uni-power. There are no others, and no others are to be permitted

Therefore, unless a modern foreign policy arises in Washington and displaces the neoconservatives, the future is one of conflict.

It would be a strategic error to dismiss the neoconservative ideology as unrealistic. The doctrine is unrealistic, but it is also the guiding force of US foreign policy and is capable of producing a world war.

In their conflict with Washington’s hegemony, Russia and China are disadvantaged. The success of American propaganda during the Cold War, the large differences between living standards in the US and those in communist lands, overt communist political oppression, at times brutal, and the Soviet collapse created in the minds of many people nonexistent virtues for the United States. As English is the world language and the Western media is cooperative, Washington is able to control explanations regardless of the facts. The ability of Washington to be the aggressor and to blame the victim encourages Washington’s march to more aggression.

This concludes my remarks. Tomorrow I will address whether there are domestic political restraints or economic restraints on the neoconservative ideology.

Paul Craig Roberts, Address to the 70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference, Moscow, February 26, 2015

Colleagues,

At the plenary session yesterday I addressed the threat that the neoconservative ideology poses to international relations. In this closing session I address whether there are any internal restraints on this policy from the US population and whether there are economic restraints.

Just as 9/11 served to launch Washington’s wars for hegemony in the Middle East, 9/11 served to create the American police state. The Constitution and the civil liberties it protects quickly fell to the accumulation of power in the executive branch that a state of war permitted.

New laws, some clearly pre-prepared such as the PATRIOT Act, executive orders, presidential directives, and Department of Justice memos created an executive authority unaccountable to the US Constitution and to domestic and international law.

Suddenly Americans could be detained indefinitely without cause presented to a court. Habeas corpus, a constitutional protection which prohibits any such detention, has been set aside.

Suddenly people could be tortured into confessions in violation of the right against self-incrimination and in violation of domestic and international laws against torture.

Suddenly Americans and Washington’s closest allies could be spied on indiscriminately without the need of warrants demonstrating cause.

The Obama regime added to the Bush regime’s transgressions the assertion of the right of the executive branch to assassinate US citizens without due process of law.

The police state was organized under a massive new Department of Homeland Security. Almost immediately whistleblower protections, freedom of the press and speech, and protest rights were attacked and reduced.

It was not long before the director of Homeland Security declared that the department’s focus has shifted from Muslim terrorists to “domestic extremists,” an undefined category. Anyone can be swept into this category. Homes of war protesters were raided and grand juries were convened to investigate the protesters. Americans of Arab descent who donated to charities–even charities on the State Department’s approved list–that aided Palestinian children were arrested and sentenced to prison for “providing material support to terrorism.”

All of this and more, including police brutality, has had a chilling effect on protests against the wars and the loss of civil liberty. The rising protests from the American population and from soldiers themselves that eventually forced Washington to end the Vietnam War have been prevented in the 21st century by the erosion of rights, intimidation, loss of mobility (no-fly list), job dismissal, and other heavy-handed actions inconsistent with a government accountable to law and to the people.

In an important sense, the US has emerged from the “war on terror” as an executive branch dictatorship unconstrained by the media and barely, if at all, constrained by Congress and the federal courts. The lawlessness of the executive branch has spread into governments of Washington’s vassal states and into the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank, all of which violate their charters and operate outside their legal powers.

Jobs offshoring destroyed the American industrial and manufacturing unions. Their demise and the current attack on the public employee unions has left the Democratic Party financially dependent on the same organized private interest groups as the Republicans. Both parties now report to the same interest groups. Wall Street, the military/security complex, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness, and the extractive industries (oil, mining, timber) control the government regardless of the party in power. These powerful interests all have a stake in American hegemony.

The message is that the constellation of forces preclude internal political change.

Hegemony’s Archilles heel is the US economy. The fairy tale of American economic recovery supports America’s image as the safe haven, an image that keeps the dollar’s value up, the stock market up, and interest rates down. However, there is no economic information that supports this fairy tale.

Real median household income has not grown for years and is below the levels of the early 1970s. There has been no growth in real retail sales for six years. The labor force is shrinking. The labor force participation rate has declined since 2007 as has the civilian employment to population ratio. The 5.7 percent reported unemployment rate is achieved by not counting discouraged workers as part of the work force. (A discouraged worker is a person who is unable to find a job and has given up looking.)

A second official unemployment rate, which counts short-term (less than one year) discouraged workers and is seldom reported, stands at 11.2 percent. The US government stopped including long-term discouraged workers (discouraged for more than one year) in 1994. If the long-term discouraged are counted, the current unemployment rate in the US stands at 23.2 percent.

The offshoring of American manufacturing and professional service jobs such as software engineering and Information Technology has decimated the middle class. The middle class has not found jobs with incomes comparable to those moved abroad. The labor cost savings from offshoring the jobs to Asia has boosted corporate profits, the performance bonuses of executives and capital gains of shareholders. Thus all income and wealth gains are concentrated in a few hands at the top of the income distribution. The number of billionaires grows as destitution reaches from the lower economic class into the middle class. American university graduates unable to find jobs return to their childhood rooms in their parents’ homes and work as waitresses and bartenders in part-time jobs that will not support an independent existence.

With a large percentage of the young economically unable to form households, residential construction, home furnishings, and home appliances suffer economic weakness. Cars can still be sold only because the purchaser can obtain 100 percent financing in a six-year loan. The lenders sell the loans, which are securitized and sold to gullible investors, just as were the mortgage-backed financial instruments that precipitated the 2007 US financial crash.

None of the problems that created the 2008 recession, and that were created by the 2008 recession, have been addressed. Instead, policymakers have used an expansion of debt and money to paper over the problems. Money and debt have grown much more than US GDP, which raises questions about the value of the US dollar and the credit worthiness of the US government. On July 8, 2014, my colleagues and I pointed out that when correctly measured, US national debt stands at 185 percent of GDP. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/08/deteriorating-economic-outlook/

This raises the question: Why was the credit rating of Russia, a country with an extremely low ratio of debt to GDP, downgraded and not that of the US? The answer is that the downgrading of Russian credit worthiness was a political act directed against Russia in behalf of US hegemony.

How long can fairy tales and political acts keep the US house of cards standing? A rigged stock market. A rigged interest rate. A rigged dollar exchange value, a rigged and suppressed gold price. The current Western financial system rests on world support for the US dollar and on nothing more.

The problem with neoliberal economics, which pervades all countries, even Russia and China, is that neoliberal economics is a tool of American economic imperialism, as is Globalism. As long as countries targeted by Washington for destabilization support and cling to the American doctrines that enable the destabilization, the targets are defenseless.

If Russia, China, and the BRICS Bank were willing to finance Greece, Italy, and Spain, perhaps those countries could be separated from the EU and NATO. The unraveling of Washington’s empire would begin.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West andHow America Was Lost.
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By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive

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

I know people suffering in this economy, and others who have found it to be a catalyst for success. I have been trying to understand this new and very convoluted market unfolding, and the pyramid of complex relationships developing. Some countries are taking drastic measures to survive, as is seen this week in Switzerland, and new alliances are being formed like with Russia and Iran, where others seem to be on the cusp to devolve, like Greece. There are mountains of financial essays out there, and most project their agenda, without regard for truth. I have to say that nothing has more immediate concern as a researcher then the concept of debenture capital, a system that seems emanate and poised to disintegrate like a house of cards… and yet, few have even heard of it…

“The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios… The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.” -George Soros

My warning to those closest to me have not gone well because of one singular thought, I can find little viable solutions… When a person, or a company, is riding high, the last thing they want is a doomsayer telling them to be careful. “I don’t know what to do about it,” I say, “What is happening is designed, and I do not have insider information, or a crystal ball. Seems that precious metals might be a key, especially if our Petro Dollar is displaced. But surely there will be ciaos around the world if that happens, at least for a time, and WW3 seems to be looming too. No it can’t be, another cold war with Russia? I know it sounds amazing, and a bit crazy to a moralist like myself, but no matter how bad it gets, some will make fortunes in the process.” and then my punch line is this, as they shake their heads: “I don’t know what form the new World War will take, or what weapons will be used, but I know that most likely WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Lets throw a few bobbles on the table, and see if we can get a better picture of this world, and the motivations that inspire profit… Lets look at what is shaking and moving our world in 2015, from what looks to be a credible source… A source designed to give viable statistics.

http://cotbase.com/ (COTbase) The Commitments of Traders (COT) reports show futures traders’ positions at the close of (usually) Tuesday’s trading session. The report is prepared by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a U.S. government body with the task of overseeing futures markets. The report’s goal is to create transparency and fight market manipulation. Also, it is an excellent trading tool.

So if you want to learn about the market, to read it with more accuracy perhaps, this would be a good place to start. They have three different kinds of reports…

Legacy reports: the original COT reports, dating back for most futures contracts to the 1980’s. For trading purposes, these reports are the most useful, because of their long history and proven edge.

Disaggregated and Traders in Financial Futures (TIFF) reports: new reports introduced in 2009, with different trader categorizations. Since its history is short, meaningful statistical testing cannot yet be made to find out its usefulness.

Supplemental Commodity Index or CIT reports: has more history than the disaggregated reports, but still not enough, especially compared to the depth of the legacy reports. It was constructed to show the positions of commodity investment (commodity index tracking) funds.

Crude Oil (COT)

Nothing is more actively traded, or speculated, than the commodity is crude oil. Light Sweet Crude is delivered in Cushing, Oklahoma, which is also accessible to the international spot markets via pipelines. Because of their low sulfur content and relatively high yields of high-value products (such as heating oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel), light, sweet crudes are preferred by refiners.

Note that the oil trying to make its way from Canada is a sub grade. Canada does not want refineries as they are dirty for the environment. They want to send it to Louisiana’s cancer alley to be refined.

RBOB Gasoline (COT)

New York Harbor RBOB Gasoline conforms to industry standards for reformulated regular gasoline blendstock for blending with 10% denatured fuel ethanol (92% purity) as listed by the Colonial Pipeline for fungible F grade for sales in New York and New Jersey. RBOB is a wholesale non-oxygenated blendstock traded -at the New York Harbor barge market that is ready for the addition of 10% ethanol at the truck rack.

Heating Oil (COT)

Heating oil (also known as No. 2 fuel oil) accounts for about ¼ of the yield of a barrel of crude, the second largest “cut” after gasoline. Many companies in the energy industry, but also companies consuming a lot of energy products can use heating oil futures to hedge their price risk.

Natural Gas (COT)

Natural gas, accounting for almost a quarter of United States energy, is the second-highest volume futures contract in the world based on a physical commodity. Natural gas price is based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana.

Cheniere Energy will be up and running to export Natural Gas by the end of this year… and will be very lucrative.

Market manipulations can take a simple path, like Saudi Opening and shutting a valve. We want energy independence, and yet our oilfields are firing hands as we speak. It is traitorous. So they want to paint Russia in a corner? We are now 18.1 trillion in debt… The last time this was attempted our National debt was 6 trillion, 1983. We could just as well take a dive as they could, and sometimes it seems that is the plan…

Treasuries and Rates (TIFF)

FED Funds (TIFF)

Fed funds rate is the interest rate at which banks lend at their FED accounts to other banks, in order to meet reserve requirements. These future contracts are used to hedge changes in these rates.

Eurodollars (TIFF)

Eurodollar (U.S. dollars deposited in commercial banks located outside of the United States) deposits play a major role in the international capital market, and they have long served as a benchmark interest rate for corporate funding. The futures contracts on Eurodollar reflect the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for a three-month, $1 million offshore deposit. Eurodollar deposits are direct obligations of the commercial banks accepting the deposits and are not guaranteed by any government. In 1981, CME launched Eurodollar futures and since then these futures have evolved into one of the world’s most innovative and popular contracts—and are now the most actively traded futures contract in the world with open interest recently surpassing the four million mark.

2-year Treasury Note (TIFF)

This product is based on the benchmark 2-year note issued by the U.S. Treasury. It provides a way to hedge interest rate risk, express a view on the direction of interest rates at the short end of the yield curve, execute yield curve trades against other Treasury futures or spread trades against other CME Interest Rate products.

5-year Treasury Note (TIFF)

This product is based on the benchmark 5-year note issued by the U.S. Treasury. It provides a way to hedge interest rate risk, express a view on the direction of interest rates at the short end of the yield curve, execute yield curve trades against other Treasury futures or spread trades against other CME Interest Rate products.

10-year Treasury Note (TIFF)

In 1975 in response to a growing need for tools that could protect against sharp and frequent swings in the cost of money, Chicago Board of Trade introduced Interest rate futures. For investors worldwide, the U.S. 10 Year Treasury Notes and Thirty-Year Treasury Bond futures have grown to become fundamental risk management tools. The Chicago Board of Trade, with the Treasury futures contracts, helps both institutional and individual investors to control the risk in holding fixed-income securities and optimize their performance.

30-year Treasury Bond (TIFF)
This product is based on the benchmark Treasury Bond, the longest maturity of any bond issued by the U.S. Treasury. Treasury Bond futures provide a way to hedge long-term interest rate risk, express a view on the direction of interest rates at the long end of the yield curve, execute yield curve trades against other Treasury futures or spread trades against other CME Interest Rate products.

“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.” -John Kenneth Galbraith

RECOMMENDED BOOKS by COT

Briese, Stephen: The Commitments of Traders Bible
Williams, Larry: Trade Stocks and Commodities with the Insiders
Upperman, Floyd: Commitments of Traders
Sipley, Richard: Market Indicators
Saettele, Jamie: Sentiment in the Forex Market
Elder, Alexander: Complete Trading for a Living
Hadady, R. Earl: Contrary Opinion
Belveal, L. Dee: Charting Commodity Market Price Behavior
Schwager, Jack D.: A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets

USEFUL LINKS by COT
cftc.gov
Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Release schedule of COT data

Commitments of Traders home page on CFTC’s website

CFTC’s official guide on COT reports

CFTC’s official COT glossary

CFTC’s futures glossary

CFTC’s guide on the basics of futures

CFTC’s official Disaggregated COT glossary

MARKETS COVERED by COT

Currencies

Australian Dollar (AD)
British Pound (BP)
Canadian Dollar (CD)
Euro (EC)
Japanese Yen (JY)
Swiss Franc (CHF)
USD Index (USD)
Mexican Peso (MXP)

Metals

Gold (GC)
Silver (SI)
Copper (HG)
Palladium (PA)
Platinum (P

U.S. Stock Indexes

S&P-500 (ES)
Nasdaq-100 (NQ)
Dow Jones-30 (DJ)
Russell-2000 (TF)
S&P-400 (MD)

Author’s note: Know this, the future does not belong to the ignorant and lazy, but to the savvy player. Rules, morals and ethics, jurisprudence, philosophy, convention and honor, are not dependable sources for success, nor were they ever in this world. If you want to survive, you must have a source for truth, and it helps if you do not have a conscience. In the real world those with morals and ethics are eaten alive, or find themselves isolated in a desert without means. Those who are successful, except for a very rare few, step on the backs of these accolades, these social and business instruments taught in University as ultimate Utopian dynamics, but is soon discarded as meaningless. The real world, I’m so sorry to say, is based on lies and deceit, power and control, without stops, and all formulated by the science of Machiavelli, orchestrated and manipulated in an inner sanctum, and hidden from view behind metaphorical compartments, and invisible doors. Future actions are borne in think tanks, hatched and motivated for a black bottom line, and any means necessary for these ends considered viable options. Good people participate because the system is ingeniously compartmentalized, from mega-unions and monopolies to corporate leviathans and banking institutions too big to fail. And all of it, every nation designed by men, are dominated and controlled by debt, and America sits at the pinnacle with 18.1 trillion, with trillions unaccounted for just prior to 9-11. And the same buildings holding a record of these transactions were conveniently destroyed… at the same time insiders bet on put options, 350 times the amount just three days prior, on American and United Airlines… Think about this, and let it sink in…. they knew!

Each human being involved, every player, can only access their own department’s plan, and so the total picture can never be truly understood. In this way good and honest people can participate without guilt… and the total picture, i.e., the true ramifications of their actions in future is only accessible to those who are at the very top. From an International Banking consortium, A Federal Reserve System who manipulates markets and prints money out of thin air… it can allocate its plans by a simple wire transfer of funds… and the fate of nations, and the welfare of every person on the planet is in their hands. Military industrial complexes grow in the mainframe of every country, promoted to the populous out of fear, from cold wars to resource competition, and we try to hang on to its tail as it forages. Billions of people have died, and all of it collateral damage for banking profit margins…

Perhaps one day, as old books foretell, the meek will indeed inherit the earth. Though this may ultimately be true, it will only happen in the rubble of our burned out society, who some might say, in retrospect, that it finally floundered in self destruction because it had no moral compass… but know this as a truth, there are those who will survive… and thrive, as it is indeed designed that way by them, so long as there is something, anything at all left to steal… Even your immortal soul is up for grabs.

These survivors finance both sides to war, arm both sides, control both money and media propaganda to confuse and promote, and when the dust finally settles, and the bodies are buried, they carpet-bag what is left as their own, enslaving the survivors by a debt so big it can never be paid… and a system is put in place where both abundance and foreclosure are lucrative, two fingers of the same hand. A hand that grips us all by the throat…

“The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets”. -John D. Rockefeller

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By TLB Contributor: Susanne Posel

The Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have joined forces to investigate the rigging of precious metals such as gold and silver by large multi-national banks on the global exchange.

Global banks are being accused of “manipulating [the] precious mental market” to gain bigger profits from trading commodities including:

• Gold
• Silver
• Platinum
• Palladium

Because these commodities are highly valued across the board in financial and retail institutions, the price setting process is most vulnerable (and apparently was used) to make extra billions for bankers with the “century-old method of one or two conference calls per day between groups of bankers.”

The banks involved in this price setting are:

• HSBC Holdings
• JPMorgan Chase & Co
• Credit Suisse Group
• Barclays
• Deutsche Bank
• Goldman Sachs Group
• Bank of Nova Scotia
• SociétéGénérale
• Standard Bank Group
• UBS

In 2014, Barclays was fined €26 million “for failures in internal controls that allowed a trader to manipulate the setting of gold prices” by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a statement .

Daniel James Plunkett, a trader and director of precious metals for Barclays, was fined €95,600 “for exploiting weaknesses in the banking system.”

In that same year, , Kevin Maher filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Manhattan, New York against Société Générale, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC for colluding to and enacting manipulation of gold prices and futures.

Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Albert Metz drafted a document to explain how this sleight of hand is accomplished.

The procedure is as follows: “Unusual trading patterns around 3 pm in London, when the so-called afternoon fix is set on a private conference call between five of the biggest gold dealers, are a sign of collusive behavior.”

Metz wrote: “The structure of the benchmark is certainly conducive to collusion and manipulation, and the empirical data are consistent with price artificiality. It is likely that co-operation between participants may be occurring.”
Indeed, the 5 banks named in the lawsuit would have been in concert with one another to ensure the manipulation of the gold prices appeared to be legitimate.

The manipulation of benchmarks is being investigated internationally to understand how trillions in gold can fluctuate as it appears to on the global markets.

Ross Norman, self-proclaimed expert gold trader and chief executive officer for Sharps Pixley Ltd. decried that this manipulation is not actually what it appears.

Norman asserted: “The price fluctuations for gold when five banks meet daily to determine the so-called fixing in London are a consequence of supply and demand, not a sign of manipulation.”

The veteran broker of 30 years said: “The bigger price swings in the afternoon are caused by both London and New York being open and more people trading bullion because of increased liquidity as the so-called fixing happens, said Norman. The volatility also reflects differing views on the value of metal rather than price manipulation.

The fix is a price-discovery mechanism where you’re trying to match buyers and sellers and as such price volatility is a natural and even desirable part of that process. It’s natural that you’re going to get these sharp movements. I don’t accept the assertion that the structure is inefficient and open to manipulation.”

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent

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By Washington’s Blog

Banks don’t have a need for deposits, and the demand for loans by households and firms is weak,” Niels Storm Stenbaek, chief economist at the Danish Bankers Association, said in a phone interview.

Wait … what?

Banks don’t need deposits?   They’re not giving many loans?  Isn’t that what banks do?

If they’re not collecting deposits and making loans, what are they doing?

In reality, big banks aren’t really acting like banks anymore.  Big banks do very little traditional banking, since most of their business is from financial speculation. For example, we noted in 2010 that less than 10% of Bank of America’s assets come from traditional banking deposits.

The big banks are manipulating every market. They’re also taking over important aspects of the physical economy, including uranium mining, petroleum products, aluminum, ownership and operation of airports, toll roads, ports, and electricity. And they are using these physical assets to massively manipulate commodities prices … scalping consumers of many billions of dollars each year (more here and more).

The evidence demonstrates that the big banks have essentially become huge criminal enterprises …waging warfare against the people of the world.

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Apart from the above-described manipulation, virtually all of the big banks’ profits come from taxpayer bailouts and subsidies  (see thisthis and this).  Why don’t they need deposits? Because the taxpayers are showering them with money.

And they don’t need deposits because – as is now admitted by the mainstream – banks create money out of thin air.  In other words, banks don’t need deposits in order to make loans.

At the same time,  the big banks have sat on the money the government threw at them – with the encouragement of the Fed – instead of loaning it out to Main Street to kickstart the economy. As we noted in 2012, small banks are much more interested in making loans to the little guy than the TBTFs:

USA Today points out:

Banks that received federal assistance during the financial crisis reduced lending more aggressively and gave bigger pay raises to employees than institutions that didn’t get aid, a USA TODAY/American University review found.

Dennis Santiago – CEO and Managing Director of Institutional Risk Analytics … notes:

The vast majority of this contraction of credit availability to American industry has been by the larger banks ….

Fortune reports that smaller banks are stepping in to fill the lending void left by the giant banks’ current hesitancy to make loans. Indeed, the article points out that the only reason that smaller banks haven’t been able to expand and thrive is that the too-big-to-fails have decreased competition ….

BusinessWeek notes:

As big banks struggle, community banks are stepping in to offer loans and lines of credit to small business owners….

Fed Governor Daniel K. Tarullo said:

The importance of traditional financial intermediation services, and hence of the smaller banks that typically specialize in providing those services, tends to increase during times of financial stress. Indeed, the crisis has highlighted the important continuing role of community banks….

[Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas President] Thomas M. Hoenig pointed out in a speech at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit in Washington:

During the recent financial crisis, losses quickly depleted the capital of these large, over-leveraged companies. As expected, these firms were rescued using government funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The result was an immediate reduction in lending to Main Street, as the financial institutions tried to rebuild their capital. Although these institutions have raised substantial amounts of new capital, much of it has been used to repay the TARP funds instead of supporting new lending.

On the other hand, Hoenig pointed out:

In 2009, 45 percent of banks with assets under $1 billion increased their business lending.

45% is about 45% more than the amount of increased lending by the too big to fails.

Indeed, some very smart people say that the big banks aren’t really focusing as much on the lending business as smaller banks.

Specifically since Glass-Steagall was repealed in 1999, the giant banks have made much of their money in trading assets, securities, derivatives and other speculative bets, the banks’ own paper and securities, and in other money-making activities which have nothing to do with traditional depository functions.

Indeed, the “Too Big To Fail” are doing everything they can to fight the availability of low-cost loans for Main Street and the little guy.

The bottom line is that we don’t need the big banks.   Indeed, top economists, financial experts and bankers say that the big banks are too large … and their very size is threatening the economy. They saywe need to break up the big banks to stabilize the economy.

This is especially true since the monsters are growing larger and larger … and have mutated so much that they’re no longer even behaving like real banks.

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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

As many of you know, we have an $18 trillion dollar national debt, a $240 trillion dollar unfunded liabilities debt, a $200 trillion dollar consumer credit debt and we have the ultimate elephant in the room, the one quadrillion dollar derivatives debt. In a country that imports 20% of its food supply, it was reported yesterday by KTAR 92.3 FM (Phoenix) that massive amounts of food are rotting on ships waiting to be offloaded and the docks awaiting shipment.

We should be wondering how much more can the economy take? What will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

Even the Main Stream Media Gets It

Rotting food. How many farmers can go out of business until we have a real crisis?

This is being reported by  CNN Money:

“California’s famous navel oranges and Washington’s apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.Meanwhile, Japanese electronics and Chinese clothing items are bobbing in the ocean within view of the shore. The Pacific Maritime Association has accused the International Longshore Workers union of creating a work slowdown that has turned harbors into parking lots and shipping containers into putrid garbage bins”.

CNBC is reporting:

“Growers and shippers are losing money on exports they can’t ship while their crops sit on the docks and rot. Flooding the domestic market would risk a price crash, and some worry they could lose business permanently if overseas buyers get fed up with spotty shipments of spoiled goods”.

Even the mainstream media gets it and there is not even an effort on behalf of the media to hide what is going on. Yet, I dread reading some of the moronic comments that I am going to see this morning which tell me to quit fear-mongering and the “economy is just fine”.

What will it be that ultimately brings down the American people? The crushing debt in this country that brings us down? Will it be the current import crisis/scandal? Will it be the truckers going broke awaiting product to transport? Will it be the farmers going broke while their products lie rotting at the ports? Pick your poison.

Where is the President on the present crisis?

Where is the President on the present crisis?

 

Dream of Revelation

One of the ways that the mind processes information is through the unconscious when we are quiet in both mind and body. I also believe that is when God speaks to us if we care to listen. These revelations can come through dreams, meditation, prayer, etc.

Last night, I had a repetitive dream throughout the night in which President Obama kept announcing on the news that Americans had to stay in their homes so they would not be gobbled up by the financial earthquakes sweeping the country. In the dream, Obama stressed that the only safe place was inside of our homes. I was caught out at the gym that I work out at. A bunch of us would watch a news report about a new financial “earthquake” and then the earthquake would come right to the edge of the door of the gym and would have killed anyone in its path that was standing outside. We were trapped with no options.

In the news reports being played on the TV at the gym, George Soros was repeatedly being interviewed and he kept saying “This is the end of the global economy as we know it”. Also, in the dream, we knew the facility that we were trapped in had limited food and water and it would not be long until we looked at each other as our next meal of opportunity. I have never had such a dream, but I had the dream, numerous times throughout the night. The dream also revealed to me that there are multiple causations for our economic demise and it will not be any one thing that brings our economy to its knees.

I awakened with an awareness that there is no coming back from the economic struggles that have been thrust upon this country.

An Email Excerpt Which Represents the “Many”

I have received about 30 emails, in the past 24 hours, similar to the one listed below and in each case, they are moved by the spirit to express the fact that it is “game over”.

“Dear Dave, I really love your articles, I read them each day or when they come out. I live in _____ Az. I have noticed that the markets up here are, well, drying up. That is to say the housing mkt is stagnated, even though most are in serious denial, we have over 600 places on the (small) market, Realtor’s are like rabid squirrels tiring to sell something.

We have many places going out of business up here and there isn’t much here to be happy about that. Maybe McDonald’s is busy, but that’s from the trekkers from Phoenix every weekend. Our schools are broke and the food is so high it’s shocking to go to the store anymore!

I am looking around at the news and this country is shot and I’m in tears! All hell has already broken loose and all we can do is pray and sit and watch the ship sink. Kinda like the Titanic, only a billion times worse..OH, that’s a real number now too! A Trillion, that was a fantasy number when I was young, not anymore…

What used to buy/cost $40 at the grocers 10 yrs ago is now $150, seriously! We are in our early and mid-50’s  and we see no hope for this once beloved Country of ours. My husband works in ______ oil fields and we’re barely making it.

We are broke. We are weak. We are overrun with illegal immigrants who are destroying our healthcare and our health with old and worsening diseases! We are uneducated. We are led by morons who are just money and power hungry crazy people and a man at the helm who really hates America.Just look at what he is doing, just look…

So, to sum up this note, I am exhausted and really depressed. I feel like all the preparations, hard work and sacrifices we have made will do little to cover our assets, if ya know what I mean. No where to run, no where to hide…”

Using my email content as a barometer of the nation’s mood, this email reflects the overall sense of desperation sweeping the country. Economies are held together, in large part by confidence. When people lose faith and confidence in the system, that system is doomed.
The danger to humanity is real and I think we are witnessing a convergence between the spiritual realm and physical realm and the dangers are clearly being presented to us in which it is now possible for all to see the Four Horsemen riding into sight. Yes, there is a lot that will happen before the Tribulation, but the stars are lining up.

George Soros Is the Ultimate Economic Hit Man

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Disturbingly, Soros has repeatedly demonstrated that he has had both accurate and advanced knowledge of stock market and banking crashes in the past. Subsequently, savvy investors keep a very close eye on his money movements and resulting holdings as Soros is the “Canary in the mine”. He is the world’s ultimate economic hit man and both bankers and politicians watch his every move with fear and apprehension. He is my subject in tomorrow’s article. 

Conclusion

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If these cargo ships are not off-loaded soon, the earth will tremble and leave its mark right up to every home and business in the country. Parts of Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland) are already experiencing some of what I am writing about here. The only question is whether it will take 6 days, 60 days or 6 months to collapse the system.

Since truckers are facing the prospect of going out of business waiting for the product to be offloaded. Ask yourself a question: “If massive numbers of truckers go out of work waiting for product, who will be left to deliver the product if it becomes available”?

George Soros is the fulcrum and we will examine his money movements in the past year with the purpose of looking for corresponding data to collaborate the information contained in this article.

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Dave Hodges is the host of the popular radio talk show, which airs from 9 PM to Midnight (Central). The show can be heard by clicking the following icon in the upper right hand corner of The Common Sense Show.

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By Joachim Hagopian

It’s that time of year again! President’s Day, a time to honor America’s two greatest presidents in history (at least from history book consensus) – George Washington our first and Abraham Lincoln our sixteenth president. By conveniently combining the nearest weekend midpoint between their birthdays (22nd and 12th respectively) and lopping in Valentine’s Day and the NBA All Star Weekend to make it a post-Super Bowl Bonanza for everyone, kind of like what the three-day MLK weekend is to the yearend holiday extravaganza. But between our Presidents’ Day sales, popcorn and beer, this President’s Day 2015 might also be an opportune time to pause and reflect on our presidents over this last century. President’s Day then becomes a sober reckoning of how the fate of our cherished democratic republic was lost and stolen by today’s totalitarian oligarchy. A chronicle of this last century’s presidents offers us Americans a greater understanding of the diminished role our figurehead presidents have played as a mere public face to the shrouded power elite puppet masters pulling their strings. What follows is a presentational overview providing a step-by-step thread of continuity that has led us to the New World Order burgeoning today.

1913 was a pivotal year that brought to fruition the meticulously laid out agenda conspired in total secrecy of the Jekyll Island coup de tat that culminated with the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson establishing the deceptively covert, privatized central banking cabal of the Federal Reserve Board. The other illegal 1913 coup that was part of the low-blow, one-two near knockout punch against the American people was the birth of the federal income tax. Thus the foundation of today’s globalist Ponzi scheme on the verge right now of implosion gained its lethal foothold into our lives just one year before “the war to end all wars.”

A handful of extremely powerful men including prominent New York Senator Nelson Aldrich, Paul Warburg (representing the Rothschilds of Europe), Jacob Schiff  (with also longtime Rothschild ties) of Kuhn, Loeb & Company and a few others like Benjamin Strong representing the financial interests of America’s most elite money barons and industrialists like John D. Rockefeller met at J.P. Morgan’s hunting club on a Georgia Island in 1910 to iron out the strategy to take over America’s government by usurping the power of the US Treasury to produce currency.

In his autobiography during the same year the Ponzi scheme was launched, then former President Theodore Roosevelt wrote:

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the peopleTo destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

With one of the Jekyll Island participants Colonel Edward M. House acting as President elect Woodrow Wilson’s personal advisor, the robber barons had plucked the Princeton University president from relative obscurity, planted him in office as the Governor of New Jersey in 1911 and then had him elected president the following year. His predecessor President Taft who had opposed a central bank was easily replaced by the naïve and pliable Wilson. Thus when he took his oath of office in January 1913, Colonel House was the elitist insider who was able to easily manipulate Wilson to further serve the interest of the banking cabal. House’s instrumental role of influence and power over Woodrow Wilson might be analogous to what Zbigniew Brzezinski’s was to President Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger to President Nixon. But the former Ivy League president was an intelligent man who had written a book published the same year he became president showing he was fully aware of the shadowy bankster cabal. Based on the quote below from his 1913 The New Freedom, Wilson knew a transformation of power was underway, making him all the more culpable when he proceeded to do everything the elite wanted and expected of him. In some ways knowing what he knew, signing the Federal Reserve Act and Federal Income Tax Act the same year his book was published made him a traitor to Americans:

Some of the biggest men in the US, in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it…. We have been dreading all along the time when the combined power of high finance would be greater than the power of government….

Yeah, if you’re as weak as putty in their hands. To show just how much President Wilson was the first puppet president to be used by oligarchs, dancing gleefully to their diabolical tune, Wilson actually uttered:

Mr. House is my second personality. He is my independent self. His thoughts and mine are one. If I were in his place I would do just as he suggested… if anyone thinks he is reflecting my opinion by whatever action he takes, they are welcome to the conclusion.

If it was up to House, the Constitution would have been scrapped and replaced by Marx’s Communist Manifesto that called for both income tax and central banking. In actuality the finance capitalism touted as the American way is strikingly similar to tenets of Communism. Globalists pretend to be anti-Communist while secretly embracing it.

With the formation of the Federal Reserve, wealth and power in the United States was instantly consolidated within a few Eastern Establishment families that would ensure their offspring were always educated at the finest Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia. Upon graduation they would enter Wall Street banking firms, global corporations and eventually infiltrate into key positions in the government. This power grab resulting in control over the flow of money through loans to the federal government, and then collecting interest on those loans, guaranteed loan repayment by income tax collection. This new monetary system was predicated on an invisible elite taking control of the government. What a coup, not unlike what 9/11 is to totalitarianism.

Thus creation of the perfect pyramid scheme for the rich remained by law unaccountable to government oversight and control to the extent that the Federal Reserve was immune from all audits for its first 98 years in existence! Finally in 2011 in its very first audit it was revealed that the Federal Reserve secretly paid $16 trillion in bailouts to the top elitist banks both domestic and foreign. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) commented, “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.” In view of the fact that since 1913 the Federal Reserve has created so much new money out of thin air that it has purposely devalued the US dollar by 95%, the banking crime syndicate needs to be destroyed. As if such fiscal irresponsibility isn’t bad enough, a few years later as of last week the so called modern day champion of economic reform Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) herself stopped short of demanding another Fed audit per Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “Audit the Fed” Bill, calling it “Congressional meddling.” Another instance of a politician who claims to represent the people selling out.

The creation of the Federal Reserve Board intentionally deceiving the public by misrepresenting itself as an extension of the government was the ideal means by which the elite central banking cabal could ruthlessly eliminate competition from smaller banks and corporations while controlling the federal government by loaning money to big government to wage big war. And as no surprise, less than a year later, enter World War I, the bloodiest war in human history up to that time with 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians killed and 20 million injured. But hey, like every war it was a boom to the psychopathic oligarchs in charge as governments plunged deeper into debt and between accrued interest and collected taxes guaranteeing repayment, life was and still is mighty good for the ruling elite.

Establishing an income tax to soak the middle class into funding the elite’s wars, initially passed on a short-lived promise that taxpayers earning under $20,000 a year (the vast US majority in 1913) would only pay 1% of their annual income. But of course a short time later the middle class found itself heavily taxed, by design creating a formidable protective barrier restricting upward class mobility. That way, it ensured that the rich got richer and over time everyone else would get poorer in a debtor economy. The rich a hundred years ago in 1915 were no different from the rich in control today in 2015 since concentrated wealth has seamlessly remained insulated in that same handful of families a full century later. The only difference is their wealth has grown exponentially at the expense of the rest of us who increasingly struggle in this new global age of fiscal austerity. Currently the richest 1% on earth own near half the global wealth.

Through offshore tax loopholes and financing endowment foundations and extravagant elitist think tanks that have always been totally self-serving in supplying tremendous tax breaks, the wealthy ruling elite and its transnational corporations have gotten away with not bearing any tax burden. Thus these sinister anti-democratic, anti-free enterprise machinations enacted a century ago were designed to kill democracy in America, replacing it with the oligarchy we’re currently stuck with today. The coup of 1913 was a mere replication of the wealth and power structure that had been governing Europe’s central banking cabal since the 1600’s. In fact a year before passage of the Federal Reserve Act, in a speech before world bankers, Meyer Nathaniel Rothschild bragged, “Let me control a people’s currency and I care not who makes their laws.” Global rulers consisting of only eight families in US and Europe that own the Federal Reserve envisioned a hundred years ago complete control over a centralized one world government through their central banking cabal. And here in the twenty-first century their diabolical scheme has tragically materialized right before our eyes.

The chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency from 1920 to 1931, Congressman Louis McFadden, would later gloat in 1932:

When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here – a super-state controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers but the truth is – the Fed has usurped the government.

Industrialist Henry Ford put it this way, “It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution beforetomorrow morning.”

Maintaining control over the press by disseminating lies and disinformation and education through rewriting history and omitting certain glaring facts, the power elite for many centuries has been brainwashing generation after generation of Americans. Taken in by the countless lies and illusions, we’ve always been taught that our democratic republic was supposed to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people (as Abe eloquently reminded us in his Gettysburg Address), and that through clean honest elections the will of the people is guaranteed by power of choice. The Founding Fathers preached equality and justice for all. But for whom? Only for a minority of the total population – free white men, definitely not for people of darker skinned races or half the population that were women or the growing segment within a debtor nation. The cold hard reality is the ruling elite was always in command right from the start in the United States of America. And in 1913 they were dancing in their mansions when consolidation of power was placed forevermore into fewer hands with passage of both the federal income tax and the Federal Reserve private banking cabal that has only led directly to the unsustainable global theft that elite’s absolute power and control currently driving the pending economic collapse. As a private collection agency it bilks about $400 billion a year off the backs of US taxpayers and another $300 billion in interest alone. The 10 private banks that make up the Federal Reserve is a pyramid scam that has us Americans paying out while they simply collect on what is owed, never having to pay out themselves.

In 1916 President Wilson was an avid proponent pushing the notion that the world needed a League of Nations, a one world governmental body acting as global “peace enforcer,” using the rationale that it would prevent another major war from recurring. And then once World War One ended in 1918, at the Paris Peace Conference the stage was set for the first attempt at a one world government with the founding of the League of Nations on January 10, 1920. However, the League never got off the ground in the US with the Senate voting to not become a member.

As a mediator between clashing nations during the 1920’s, the League of Nations is credited with several instances of successful conflict resolution. At its height in the early 1930’s it boasted 58 nation members. But as the decade progressed, it began losing its power and credibility when nations like Poland refused to comply and Italy eventually walked out. When the polarizing world was militarizing as World War II loomed ominously closer, the League fell apart and disbanded. Of course a decade later after the Second World War, the United Nations reemerged as the primary global body of one world government in-the-making.

The next big day the elitists could celebrate in their NWO conquest was the creation of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1921. This organization was the intended functionary liaison between the oligarchs dictating to the US federal government what it should do particularly in international foreign policy and global movement toward one world government. Many of the same Jekyll Island party-goers were founding members like Col. House, Paul Warburg, Warren Harding lasted only two years (1921-1923) in the White House before keeling over. His late night drinking and playing poker with the boys, his unsavory cronies from home state of Ohio, had him even betting away the White House china on a bad poker night. Historians regard Harding as one the worst presidents in US history. He was a do-nothing, middle-of-the-roader who never made enemies because he never took a stand on any major issues. The elite chose him because one, Harding had been a requisite Freemason for two decades and two, the oligarchs knew he would completely sign off on their globalist agenda. His secretary of state was leading internationalist Charles Evans Hughes who worked closely with Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon to switch international trade financing away from British bankers to American banks like Rockefeller’s Chase National Bank.

It did not take long for the newly formed CFR to declare its globalist objective in its magazine Foreign Affairs as Philip Kerr wrote on December 15, 1922:

Obviously there is going to be no peace or prosperity for mankind as long as [the earth] remains divided into 50 or 60 independent states until some kind of international system is created…The real problem today is that of the world government.

Harding’s Vice President, Calvin Coolidge, suddenly became head man from 1923-1929. He was a welcome relief after the scandalous prone Harding administration. “Silent Cal” was a quiet, unassuming, frugal New Englander who opposed big government and the League of Nations. Though he too was a Freemason, the Roaring Twenties were defined more as a period of isolationism than globalism. As a conservative hero of the small businessman, Coolidge harkened on the wisdom and values espoused in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights rather than any progressive modern movement toward socialism and one world government that the Council on Foreign Relations and power elite were steadfastly promoting.

October 1929 brought the Wall Street stock market crash and the ensuing Great Depression that went global for the next 10 years. It was purely a fleecing purposely staged by the ruling elite. The monetary system of the centralized banking cabal feeds off the intentionally induced, erratic ebb and flow of booms and depressions, with each cycle strengthening its profit and control. The Hegelian Dialectic has been repeatedly played out by the globalists. It consists of a three stage process, first the elite creates the problem, in this case the worldwide economic depression. The second phase involves controlling the reaction and then finally offer the solution.

The newly elected CFR member and “Skull & Bones” man (the infamous secret Yale society) President Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) was a longtime globalist who sought making inroads partnering big government with big business. He called upon the Senate in his inaugural address to accept the globalist creation of the World Court. In some ways despite being “a company man,” Hoover became the fall guy as the elite turned to another one of its own in Franklin Delano Roosevelt who defeated Hoover in the 1932 election. Even FDR in a genuine moment of candor stated, “Presidents are selected, not elected.”

To maximize the cabal’s fleecing, interest rates were increased while wages fell by 42%, the annual GDP was cut in half and more than a quarter of the workforce was unemployed. Talk about predatory behavior.

FDR (1933-1944) was credited with the New Deal, an ambitious big government program that was unprecedented in expanding the domain of the globalist federal agenda into every American’s personal life. Roosevelt had campaigned for president on his New Deal as phase two of the Hegelian Dialectic – deliverance of the necessary fix to the Great Depression. Essentially the New Deal assumed responsibility for the welfare of the United States heading us down the path to full frontal corporatism and out of control deficit spending, now well over 18 trillion in the rabbit hole and counting. At the height of the Depression in 1933 Roosevelt, a 32 degree Freemason, a Skull and Bones operator and a CFR member, wrote one of the key architects of this monetary system nightmare CFR founder Col. House lamenting:

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson … The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States – only on a far bigger and broader basis…

The president was having second thoughts about following House’s big government New Deal advice, wanting to reign the banks in, but it was too late, he’d already given them what they wanted, largely a socialist government patterned after Mussolini’s fascism. FDR’s take on the Depression and how it was manufactured:

The depression was the calculated ‘shearing’ of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market… The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the US via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank.

Of course the same can be said for World War II. The international globalists financed both Hitler and the Allies to ensure more death, domination and control, not to mention profit. Prescott Bush, H.W.’s father, sunk millions into Hitler’s rise. With each world war the oligarchs gained another giant step closer to their one world government vision. And similar to the First World War, even as the bloodiest war in human history still raged on with 15 million dead soldiers, 45 million civilians killed and 25 million wounded, the one world governmental apparatus known as the United Nations was formed. A strong League of Nations advocate, FDR played a seminal role in formulating the blueprint to the United Nations that gained its charter just six monthsafter the longest running president’s death in 1944.

Roosevelt’s successor, Harry Truman (1944-1953), was also unabashed when it came to promoting big government socialism, calling his version “The Fair Deal.” And also like FDR, Truman was a 33 degree Freemason also held membership in the Council on Foreign Relations. And he too led the centralized government assault as both provider and controller over the country’s population and resources. Finally, it was Truman who has the dubious, shameful distinction of being the only country’s president in the history of the world to drop the atom bomb over two Japanese cities knowing that Japan was ready to surrender. The excuse that it saved lives is a disgraceful lie.

In June 1945 Harry Truman gave his globalist position away when he declared:

It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for us to get along in a republic of the United States.

Incidentally, original Jekyll Island-Federal Reserve-CFR co-founder Paul Warburg’s son James still spouted the cocky arrogance his resolute dad exhibited while testifying exactly 65 years ago today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.” From appearances based on today’s developments, James Paul Warburg is close to being correct on both accounts.

Retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) had impeccable credentials when he was elected US President in 1952. The West Point educated Columbia University president had been WWII Supreme Allied Commander responsible for the largest amphibious land invasion in human history that successfully defeated the German Nazis on the Western front. He also became the first NATO Supreme Commander, the military machine designed to fight Soviet Communism in Europe. As a Council on Foreign Relations member, he surrounded himself with fellow CFR guys including John Foster Dulles as Secretary of State totaling 19. Way back in 1939 CFR fixture Dulles boldly suggested that the US “lead the transition to a new order of less independent, semi-sovereign states bound together by a league or federal union.” Of course his future commander-in-chief was later the first general in charge of the continental army of Europe called NATO.

Every year President Eisenhower happily sent members of his administration to the annual Bilderberg meeting to formally discuss the latest globalist agenda. During Ike’s years as president the ruling elite made monumental strides under the cloak of the cold war that they themselves covertly created as a means towards the New World Order end. Of course it was also the ex-general who warned America in his Farewell Address in January 1961 of the coming threat to our civil liberties and freedom that the war profiteers of the military industrial complex posed. The elite’s power to create enemies and make incessant war designed to increase American Empire global hegemony in sole interests of transnational corporations and the central banking cabal is the endgame result he warned us about.

After 1000 days in office President John Kennedy (1961-1963) was gunned down by elements within his own government because he proved too much a threat to the status quo power structure. He was bent on deflating if not eliminating the CIA’s covert autonomy around the world, was planning to bring back all the US military advisors so as to avoid the Vietnam War altogether, and made movement to unhinge the Federal Reserve banking cabal by bringing back the greenback dollar and reinstating the Treasury Department with authority over the flow of fiat currency. These three actions openly opposed the entire globalist agenda as well as would have severely undercut its power. Thus he was eliminated and the cover-up of murdering factions of rogue government insiders continues unabated to this day. Kennedy outed these shadowy elements in a speech less than seven months prior to his assassination in an April 1963 speech. Kennedy’s father Joe was once quoted in a 1936 New York Times article claiming that “fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure.” His son turned those same fifty’s sons against him and paid the price.

President Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969), a CFR-Freemason, has been implicated by some as a co-conspirator in the Kennedy murder. He most definitely had both motive and the means. Following the CFR “wise guys” lock, stock and barrel as his advisors both in and out of his cabinet, Johnson plunged the US on yet another false flag headlong into its longest war in its history in Vietnam. Rather than supporting independence and actual economic opportunity in the inner cities of America, Johnson’s “Great Society” and “War on Poverty” proceeded to turn the United States into a welfare state which only mushroomed an underclass of disenfranchised poor. LBJ’s tax exempt status to religious organizations while on his watch only weakened and silenced their free speech rights to actively oppose big government’s march toward invasive power and control for fear of wrath from IRS militants. Johnson cooked the books to conceal exponential growth and absorbent costs of expanding government into the lives of Americans.

Under President Richard Nixon (1969-1974) the pace dramatically accelerated toward the New World Order. His closest security advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger openly and matter-of-factly spoke repeatedly and still speaks of the coming NWO as his fine-tuned globalist agenda, always spinning it in palatable terms as good for humanity, not just the ruling elite. A case in point, while speaking before the UN General Assembly in 1975, Kissinger promised, “Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order.”

Reflecting on his foreign policy triumph over his recent trip to China, in a February 1972 New York Times article President Nixon is quoted referring to both the US and China’s mutual interest in “building a New World Order.” No doubt with NWO still fresh on his mind, in that same month Nixon signed Executive Order 11647 that authorized UN jurisdiction over 10 regions within the 50 states. It reads like a precursor to UN Agenda 21 two decades later.

Nixon entertained both the idea and the plan to lock up dissidents in detention camps, again the blueprint for today’s FEMA camps. In fact, all the totalitarian police state contingencies were first formulated by this reactionary tyrant who became the only president in US history who resigned from office in disgrace over the illegal wiretapping, breaking and entering and dozens of violations to the US Constitution that are now the oppressive security state we’re living in. He and Kissinger were also traitors that undermined a peace settlement the Johnson administration was working on that would have ended the Vietnam War in 1968. Instead it dragged on for more than four years killing thousands of more humans. Needless to say, Tricky Dick and his war criminal sidekick Henry were card carrying Council on Foreign Relations members with a saturated cabinet and advisors who were also likeminded totalitarian CFR globalists.

Kissinger spilled the beans at the 1991 Bilderberg meeting:

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

Spoken like a true NWO fanatic. Three years later Kissinger entitled his book How to Achieve the New World Order.

Gerald Ford (1974-1977) immediately pardoned his predecessor for all his crimes against humanity. As a regular Bilderberger, 33 degree Mason and CFR man, President Ford moved the globalist agenda right along. While a member of the Warren Commission investigating the JFK assassination, Ford inserted words into the report that reinforced the preposterous notion of the single magic bullet that went through Kennedy into Texas Governor Connelly. During the cover-up Ford played his part in defense of protecting the guilty. But then Gerry was always a loyal company man. Finally, Ford selected globalist kingpin Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president.

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) like Obama came from out of nowhere as the cherry-picked leading presidential candidate of his party, only reinforcing the veracity of FDR’s admission that presidents are selected, not elected. And then Carter was also a member of the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg and Council on Foreign Relations. His socialism agenda masquerading as his Southern Baptist charm reflects the longstanding globalist point of view.

And his very own Kissinger-esque security advisor was none other than brazen CFR globalist agenda cheerleader Zbigniew Brzezinski who with David Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission in 1973. It was Brzezinski who introduced Carter to Rockefeller and the peanut farmer from Georgia was catapulted straight to the top. Even prior to becoming the leader of the free world’s right hand man, Brzezinski’s NWO roots were expressed prophetically loud and clear in his 1970 book Between Two Ages, America’s Role in the Technotronic Era:

The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.

He goes on with more of his brave new world ranting:

Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.

President Reagan allowed himself to be used by the globalist machine bent on destroying everything Ronnie pretended to stand for – traditional values, honesty, courage, strength. Reagan complained about the top 19 positions filled by Trilateral Commission members in the Carter administration criticizing that it too closely aligned with banks and transnationals, yet after elected Reagan turned around and employed10 Trilateralists in his transition team and in his top posts too like his CFR-Trilateralist VP George H.W. Bush. A lifelong devotee of FDR, Reagan started off as a liberal Democrat. Ronald Reagan had a pervasive pattern of staying in stride with the changing wind of the times, becoming a hardened Soviet hater during the cold war. He rode this high horse mantra to legendary fame as the oligarch appointed leader and declared cold war winner in the behind the scenes arrangement East-West oligarchs made to collapse the Soviet Empire in favor of free world raping by the West that opened the floodgate to Russian mafia plundering. The real name of the game was globalization and privatization that arrived as transnational corporate-IMF exploitation. Reagan ignored the AIDS epidemic, a grotesque lapse of caring about those mostly afflicted that happened to be gay.

Also following suit with his fellow GOP SoCal buddy Nixon, as a private citizen Reagan treasonously tampered in off limit foreign affairs, secretly making a deal with Iran to hold off handing over the American hostages until after he got elected. And then when the corrupt unlawful depravity of gun running for crack cocaine Iran-Contra affair was exposed, Reagan suddenly showed his first signs of dementia in his failure to recall much of anything when it came to his favorite Marine Corp criminal Ollie North. Vice President Bush as former CIA director was in charge. Despite Reagan’s “freedom fighters” being murdering marauders killing thousands of their own in the Central American countryside, as long as they were on the right team, Reagan’s anti-Commie busters, they were the good guys. He was complicit in giving the green light to genocide in Guatemala. Reagan used the same lying tactics to demonize Nicaraguan Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega as Obama team is still doing today with Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and Russian President Putin. Yet Ortega and longtime so called Communist enemy Cuban Fidel Castro have been courted guests at the Council on Foreign Relations on several occasions.

Though Reagan publicly championed small government, in reality he was big government all the way, adding bureaucracy, not taking it away as promised. He was revered for his tax-cutting yet Americans were paying more taxes by the end of his eight years than before he began. In the end his budget was 50% higher than Carter’s and the budget deficit had tripled. All this belied his hyper-inflated glory because he was spending more on arms and the military than any time since WWII. Reagan was a B actor in Hollywood and an A actor in Washington though the phony veneer was not difficult to detect. But the populace that longed for the traditional values of the good old days would do it all over again voting against their own best interest defenselessly smitten by the disingenuous charm of a two-bit actor from the West. We all lose while once again the New World Order leaps forward in bounds especially when the torch is handed off to the Bush NWO crime syndicate.

No other president in the history of the United States has made his views toward one world government more public than globalist Skull and Bones man George H.W. Bush (1989-1993). He signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal with Mexico that was good for only big business resulting in lost jobs and destroying small businesses in the US. Making continental and regional alliances and trade deals are the globalist steppingstone to New World Order and world government. Bush is big believer in the globalist vision of the UN and world court as the closest manifestation to his one world government. He signed the UN Agenda 21 along with leaders in 178 nations that is the globalist plan for their New World Order under the guise of sustainability. So every chance he got Bush was promoting his NWO:

The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind.

After giving Saddam Hussein the go-ahead to invade Kuwait, the first Bush used the first Gulf War to promote the self-interests of both the globalists and their transnational corporations in the Middle East, but always in a self-righteous moralistic tone:

If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long.

When he bombed Iraqi water treatment plants and hospitals that caused a half million children to needlessly die, Bush senior’s moral compass pointed straight to demonic hell because that’s where this psychopath lives. The Bush crime family pass their evil down from one generation to the next. His involvement in child sex trafficking is yet one more can of worms in his family closet.

CFR Skull and Bones man Bill Clinton (1993-2001) with a dozen cabinet members his fellow CFR props just goes to show us that regardless of political party, Democrat or Republican, the globalist agenda is one and the same. He too signed NAFTA selling Americans down the river. Andrew Reding of the World Policy Institute said:

NAFTA will signal the formation, however tentatively, of a new political unit — North America. With economic integration will come political integration. By whatever name, this is an incipient form of international government. Following the lead of the Europeans, North Americans should begin considering formation of a continental parliament.

Clinton’s under Secretary of State Strobe Talbot was quoted in a 1992 Time article predicting that in this century “nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”

Yet another Skullduggerist George W. Bush’s (2001-2009) war crime policy that placed the US on a collision course with the New World Order after the treasonous neocon inside job of 9/11 has been followed to the T by Obama. This tells us that the invisible powerbrokers behind the public faces are calling the shot regardless of party puppet. And of course Hillary is the same as Bill is the same as Obama is the same as Bush Jr. is the same as Jeb is the same as Bush senior is the same as Woodrow Wilson is the same as FDR and every other president over this last full century.

For 100 years now the globalist movement has been out to usurp our national sovereignty, replacing it with a one world government with one currency soon eclipsed by a microchip. There has been a war on both religion and family in this country just as individual rights are being attacked. Loyalty to the collective group above all else has been taught in the federalized public education brainwash called Common Core. Secrecy abounds in a totalitarian state. The militant Orwellian arm of child protective services and the thoroughly broken foster care system in this country are also at war with the American family. Obama and company have been busy making secret deals with the UN as part of the preparation for enactment of the Agenda 21. Still another NWO policy in both North America and Europe is the free anduninterrupted flow of immigration, pitting races, classes, religions and nationalities against each other.

Since the CFR’s founding in 1921, there have been 21 secretaries of defense or war, 19 secretaries of the treasury, 17 secretaries of state, and 15 CIA directors all taking their marching orders from the Council on Foreign Relations, the government offshoot of the globalist agenda of one world government. With all these NWO plants saturating every presidential administration for a century now, their invisibility is now shattered. The plain truth that our government has been taken over and hijacked by criminal psychopaths whose only loyalty is to the oligarchs that own and control them. Of course what’s been happening to America has also been happening to Europe with the European Union. The proliferation of regional trade agreements are expediting this one world agenda all over the globe.

All the globalists worldwide are traitors to their constitutional oaths they once swore to uphold and protect as well as traitors to the people that they also took oaths to serve. They are brazenly now violating the US Constitution, every citizen’s civil liberties and pursuit of happiness and security because they are at war with the American people. The militarized police state makes us all easy targets by the shadow rogue government now in crime syndicate power carrying out a globalist eugenics plan to drastically reduce the human population on earth. Whether by soft kill or hard, it doesn’t much matter to them, the endgame is the same – lower the current 7.2 billion of us down to a half to one billion people that will be the zombie class of subservient lackeys left serving the needs of the ruling elite. In the face of what we are now up against, honoring our dishonorable treasonous presidents no longer seems like a good idea. Waking up and rejecting  their tyranny does.

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Introduction by: Mary C. Giacobbe (TLB)

2/16/2015

 
When one studies civilization, to seek out the origin of our ancestry and perhaps different cultures, there is so much symbolism all around us. We pass by it daily, going back and forth, only to realize how ancient it really is, how connected it is as well. We live in a world with so many cultures spinning along, weaving the web of commerce, tradition, and with the technology of the internet, we are becoming more and more aware of the very secretive societies that have held on tightly to ceremony, shaping the lives of humanity. I must say the rituals of the past,and present have led us into more darkness and deception, than one could even try to keep up with. Many of us, born into tradition, slowly broke away, knowing something was off balance, running the rat race, taking three strides forward, only to end up two steps back.

 

Around the world, through hardship and inquiry, we have come to know more about these tribes, kings, queens, and spiritual practices. I found this series of videos enlightening, for language is also very interwoven. If you are interested in shadow governments, and how the elite have managed to use the masses for their gain, throughout thousands of years, you will be fascinated by the fact that our everyday lingo has so much to do with the distribution of wealth, worldwide. A good example of how the elite view the population, is very telling, and it it time to hold them to proper language. I am sure almost everyone has filled out an obligatory form at one point or another, to declare whether one is male or female. Well, it is time to start editing, for humans are masculine and feminine. Animals are male and female. Certainly the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence refer to us as people, so I am not sure to whom they think this republic belongs to. I hope Americans never forget this either, and rally to save it!

 

I had the luck to have been introduced to Latin, and other languages through one of my hobbies, classical vocalization, which made it a tad bit easier to read a few lines from Black’s Law Dictionary. It is most important, and we must take it upon ourselves to read between the lines more carefully. In fact, the distribution of this wealth, may have been very different today, if the oppression of these people through various technique, and writings, had not been such a blatant deception. Knowledge is power indeed. They continue to rely on ignorance to inflict tyranny. Keep up the research, each individual out there has the duty to bring something to the table. It is high time we start censoring them! MCG

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Part 1: HIdden Knowledge of this Re-Ality

Part 2: From the Phoenix, to the breath, to the fountain of youth and tree of life.

Part 3:   From where we are in this galaxy, to the enormous implications of commerce, to the remedy of awareness, and much more.

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By Michael Snyder

Over the past decade, there has been only one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased by so much in such a short period of time.  That was in mid-2008 – just before the greatest financial crash since the Great Depression.  A surging U.S. dollar also greatly contributed to the Latin American debt crisis of the early 1980s and the Asian financial crisis of 1997.  Today, the globe is more interconnected than ever.  Most global trade is conducted in U.S. dollars, and much of the borrowing done by emerging markets all over the planet is denominated in U.S. dollars.  When the U.S. dollar goes up dramatically, this can put a tremendous amount of financial stress on economies all around the world.  It also has the potential to greatly threaten the stability of the 65 trillion dollars in derivatives that are directly tied to the value of the U.S. dollar.  The global financial system is more vulnerable to currency movements than ever before, and history tells us that when the U.S. dollar soars the global economy tends to experience a contraction.  So the fact that the U.S. dollar has been skyrocketing lately is a very, very bad sign.

Most of the people that write about the coming economic collapse love to talk about the coming collapse of the U.S. dollar as well.

But in the initial deflationary stage of the coming financial crisis, we are likely to see the U.S. dollar actually strengthen considerably.

As I have discussed so many times before, we are going to experience deflation first, and after that deflationary phase the desperate responses by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government to that deflation will cause the inflationary panic that so many have written about.

Yes, someday the U.S. dollar will essentially be toilet paper.  But that is not in our immediate future.  What is in our immediate future is a “flight to safety” that will push the surging U.S. dollar even higher.

This is what we witnessed in 2008, and this is happening once again right now.

Just look at the chart that I have posted below.  You can see the the U.S. dollar moved upward dramatically relative to other currencies starting in mid-2008.  And toward the end of the chart you can see that the U.S. dollar is now experiencing a similar spike…

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At the moment, almost every major currency in the world is falling relative to the U.S. dollar.

For example, this next chart shows what the euro is doing relative to the dollar.  As you can see, the euro is in the midst of a stunning decline…

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Instead of focusing on the U.S. dollar, those that are looking for a harbinger of the coming financial crisis should be watching the euro.  As I discussed yesterday, analysts are telling us that if Greece leaves the eurozone the EUR/USD could fall all the way down to 0.90.  If that happens, the chart above will soon resemble a waterfall.

And of course it isn’t just the euro that is plummeting.  The yen has been crashing as well.  The following chart was recently posted on the Crux

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Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea how important all of this is.  In recent years, growing economies all over the world have borrowed gigantic piles of very cheap U.S. dollars.  But now they are faced with the prospect of repaying those debts and making interest payments using much more expensive U.S. dollars.

Investors are starting to get nervous.  At one time, investors couldn’t wait to pour money into emerging markets, but now this process is beginning to reverse.  If this turns into a panic, we are going to have one giant financial mess on our hands.

The truth is that the value of the U.S. dollar is of great importance to every nation on the face of the Earth.  The following comes from U.S. News & World Report

In the early ’80s, a bullish U.S. dollar contributed to the Latin American debt crisis, and also impacted the Asian Tiger crisis in the late ’90s. Emerging markets typically have higher growth, but carry much higher risk to investors. When the economies are doing well, foreign investors will lend money to emerging market countries by purchasing their bonds.

They also deposit money in foreign banks, which facilitates higher lending. The reason for this is simple: Bond payments and interest rates in emerging markets are much higher than in the U.S. Why deposit cash in the U.S. and earn 0.25 percent, when you could earn 6 percent in Indonesia? With the dollar strengthening, the interest payments on any bond denominated in U.S. dollars becomes more expensive.

Additionally, the deposit in the Indonesian bank may still be earning 6 percent, but that is on Indonesian rupiahs. After converting the rupiahs to U.S. dollars, the extra interest doesn’t offset the loss from the exchange. As investors get nervous, the higher interest on emerging market debt and deposits becomes less alluring, and they flee to safety. It may start slowly, but history tells us it can quickly spiral out of control.

Over the past few months, I have been repeatedly stressing that so many of the signs that we witnessed just prior to previous financial crashes are happening again.

Now you can add the skyrocketing U.S. dollar to that list.

If you have not seen my previous articles where I have discussed these things, here are some places to get started…

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This?…

Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices Crashed Like This?…

10 Key Events That Preceded The Last Financial Crisis That Are Happening Again RIGHT NOW

The warnings signs are really starting to pile up.

When we look back at past financial crashes, there are recognizable patterns that can be identified.

Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that a large number of those patterns are unfolding once again right before our eyes.

Unfortunately, most people in this world end up believing exactly what they want to believe.

No matter how much evidence you show them, they will not accept the truth until it is too late.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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