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The birth of the Internet and the spread of digitalization has led to great advances in liberty and consumer welfare. But the same technologies that we rely on to spread the message of liberty are viewed by the government as a potential tool than can and should be manipulated for to maintain control over the populace. Any attempt to keep digital information secret from the government is met with howls of protest. Just read the FBI director’s recent comments that Apple’s privacy features protect kidnappers, pedophiles, and terrorists.

Increased digitalization of banking and finance has helped to enable international trade and has created all sorts of conveniences for individuals, but it has also made countries dependent on the continued goodwill of their trading partners to maintain those closer relationships. Consider the case of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The United States has decided to extend its tax laws to other countries, trampling on the sovereignty of other nations and threatening them and their businesses with draconian penalties if they fail to kowtow to Washington’s edicts. FATCA is just one part of the US government’s push for total control over the financial system.

That push for control also explains the war on cash. Cash transactions take place outside the government’s sphere of control, so the government seeks to eliminate them. Carrying large amounts of cash is demonized by associating it with drug dealers, prostitution, and other illegal and unsavory endeavors. Carry “too much” cash on you and you may find yourself being robbed by the police under the guise of asset forfeiture. If you can’t prove that you acquired that cash legally, it becomes the property of the police department.

Banks are required to report cash transactions above $10,000, and even transactions under $10,000 can be reported if the banks believe that you are “structuring” your dealings to avoid that $10,000 limit. When it comes down to the bank protecting the privacy of customers’ transactions from government prying or protecting the bank’s own continued existence, you had better believe that customers will be ratted out in a heartbeat.

If that weren’t bad enough, the Federal Reserve System continually inflates the money supply, devaluing the purchasing power of the dollar year by year. When the first Federal Reserve Notes were issued in 1914, the smallest note had a $5 face value, equivalent to $119 of purchasing power today. The largest had a face value of $100, equivalent to $2,379 today. And in 1918, the first $10,000 Federal Reserve Notes were issued, equivalent to $238,000 today.

In fact, Section 16(8) of the Federal Reserve Act still requires the Secretary of the Treasury to maintain plates to print notes in denominations up to $10,000. Unfortunately, Treasury Secretaries have decided not to print notes above $100, all part of the effort to: combat money laundering, crack down on terrorist financing, eliminate tax evasion, etc. Those are the arguments they’ll give in public, but the real reason is that they know that eventually $100 bills will be so devalued by inflation that people will have no choice but to ditch cash and enter the digitalized, government-surveilled financial system. Those outside the system will find themselves in a no man’s land, unable to use the financial system, forbidden from creating their own competing system, and forced to endure the high costs of financial exile.

Bitcoin is considered a threat by the government not because bad actors can use it for illegal activities, but because its decentralized nature means that no one entity controls it. Because it is a peer to peer method of financial transfers and is outside the banking system, the government has no clue about who is transferring money and why. That lack of control is anathema to the government, and is the reason federal agencies are attempting to force Bitcoin into the strictures of the current financial regulatory regime. If the authorities are successful, another threat to their control will have been subverted.

The American people have been at the mercy of the Federal Reserve System for the past 100 years. It is plainly evident how disastrous government control over the money and banking system has been, yet that control grows stronger year after year. Because the use of money holds civilized society together, control over money and banking has always been an aim of government. Whoever has control over money can control the entirety of economic activity. Only when money and banking are freed from the control of government will liberty flourish. Arguments that free markets in money and banking will provide a safe haven for criminals and ne’er-do-wells are tired tropes that should be recognized and called out for the fear-mongering that they are. The people have nothing to fear from free markets and consumer choice. That freedom threatens the government’s control, which is why it should be embraced.

 

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DHS: A beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state

Commentary by:John W Whitehead

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.” —Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant

If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”

In the 12 years since it was established to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,” the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress.

A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. In making the case for shutting down the de facto national police agency, analyst Charles Kenny offers the following six reasons: one, the agency lacks leadership; two, terrorism is far less of a threat than it is made out to be; three, the FBI has actually stopped more alleged terrorist attacks than DHS; four, the agency wastes exorbitant amounts of money with little to show for it; five, “An overweight DHS gets a free pass to infringe civil liberties without a shred of economic justification”; and six, the agency is just plain bloated.

To Kenny’s list, I will add the following: The menace of a national police force, a.k.a. a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Indeed, as the following list shows, just about every nefarious deed, tactic or thuggish policy advanced by the government today can be traced back to the DHS, its police state mindset, and the billions of dollars it distributes to police agencies in the form of grants.

Militarizing police and SWAT teams. The DHS routinely hands out six-figure grants to enable local municipalities to purchase military-style vehicles, as well as a veritable war chest of weaponry, ranging from tactical vests, bomb-disarming robots, assault weapons and combat uniforms. This rise in military equipment purchases funded by the DHS has, according to analysts Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, “paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams.” The end result? An explosive growth in the use of SWAT teams for otherwise routine police matters, an increased tendency on the part of police to shoot first and ask questions later, and an overall mindset within police forces that they are at war—and the citizenry are the enemy combatants.

Spying on activists, dissidents and veterans. In 2009, DHS released three infamous reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” and another entitled Operation Vigilant Eagle, outlining a surveillance program targeting veterans. The reports collectively and broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” In 2013, it was revealed that DHS, the FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies, and the private sector were working together to conduct nationwide surveillance on protesters’ First Amendment activities.

Stockpiling ammunition.  DHS, along with other government agencies, has been stockpiling an alarming amount of ammunition in recent years, which only adds to the discomfort of those already leery of the government. As of 2013, DHS had 260 million rounds of ammo in stock, which averages out to between 1,300 to 1,600 rounds per officer. The US Army, in contrast, has roughly 350 rounds per soldier. DHS has since requisitioned more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, “enough,” concludes Forbes magazine, “to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.”

Distributing license plate readers. DHS has already distributed more than $50 million in grants to enable local police agencies to acquire license plate readers, which rely on mobile cameras to photograph and identify cars, match them against a national database, and track their movements. Relying on private contractors to maintain a license plate database allows the DHS and its affiliates to access millions of records without much in the way of oversight.

Contracting to build detention camps. In 2006, DHS awarded a $385 million contract to a Halliburton subsidiary to build detention centers on American soil. Although the government and Halliburton were not forthcoming about where or when these domestic detention centers would be built, they rationalized the need for them in case of “an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs” in the event of other emergencies such as “natural disasters.” Viewed in conjunction with the NDAA provision allowing the military to arrest and indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens, it would seem the building blocks are already in place for such an eventuality.

Tracking cell-phones with Stingray devices. Distributed to local police agencies as a result of grants from the DHS, these Stingray devices enable police to track individuals’ cell phones—and their owners—without a court warrant or court order. The amount of information conveyed by these devices about one’s activities, whereabouts and interactions is considerable. As one attorney explained: “Because we carry our cellphones with us virtually everywhere we go, stingrays can paint a precise picture of where we are and who we spend time with, including our location in a lover’s house, in a psychologist’s office or at a political protest.”

Carrying out military drills and lockdowns in American cities. Each year, DHS funds military-style training drills in cities across the country. These Urban Shield exercises, elaborately staged with their own set of professionally trained Crisis Actors playing the parts of shooters, bystanders and victims, fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers, bystanders and the media into thinking it’s a real crisis.

Using the TSA as an advance guard. The TSA now searches a variety of government and private databases, including things like car registrations and employment information, in order to track travelers’ before they ever get near an airport. Other information collected includes “tax identification number, past travel itineraries, property records, physical characteristics, and law enforcement or intelligence information.”

Conducting virtual strip searches with full-body scanners. Under the direction of the TSA, American travelers have been subjected to all manner of searches ranging from whole-body scanners and enhanced patdowns at airports to bag searches in train stations. In response to public outrage over what amounted to a virtual strip search, the TSA has begun replacing the scanners with equally costly yet less detailed models. The old scanners will be used by prisons for now.

Carrying out soft target checkpoints. VIPR task forces, comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams have laid the groundwork for the government’s effort to secure so-called “soft” targets such as malls, stadiums, bridges, etc. Some security experts predict that checkpoints and screening stations will eventually be established at all soft targets, such as department stores, restaurants, and schools. DHS’ Operation Shield, a program which seeks to check up on security protocols around the country with unannounced visits, conducted a surprise security exercise at the Social Security Administration building in Leesburg, Fla., when they subjected people who went to pick up their checks to random ID checks by federal agents armed with semi-automatic weapons.

Directing government workers to spy on Americans.  Terrorism Liaison Officers are firefighters, police officers, and even corporate employees who have received training to spy on and report back to government entities on the day-to-day activities of their fellow citizens. These individuals are authorized to report “suspicious activity” which can include such innocuous activities as taking pictures with no apparent aesthetic value, making measurements and drawings, taking notes, conversing in code, espousing radical beliefs, and buying items in bulk.

Conducting widespread spying networks using fusion centers. Data collecting agencies spread throughout the country, aided by the National Security Agency, fusions centers—of which there are at least 78 scattered around the U.S.— constantly monitor our communications, collecting and cataloguing everything from our internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails. This data is then fed to government agencies, which are now interconnected: the CIA to the FBI, the FBI to local police. Despite a budget estimated to be somewhere between $289 million and $1.4 billion, these fusion centers have proven to be exercises in incompetence, often producing irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence, while spending millions of dollars on “flat-screen televisions, sport utility vehicles, hidden cameras and other gadgets.”

Carrying out Constitution-free border control searches. On orders from the DHS, the government’s efforts along the border have become little more than an exercise in police state power, ranging from aggressive checkpoints to the widespread use of drone technology, often used against American citizens traveling within the country. Border patrol operations occur within 100 miles of an international crossing, putting some 200 million Americans within the bounds of aggressive border patrol searches and seizures, as well as increasingly expansive drone surveillance. With 71 checkpoints found along the southwest border of the United States alone, suspicionless search and seizures on the border are rampant. Border patrol agents also search the personal electronic devices of people crossing the border without a warrant.

Funding city-wide surveillance cameras. As Charlie Savage reports for the Boston Globe, the DHS has funneled “millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a ‘surveillance society’ in which the sense of freedom that stems from being anonymous in public will be lost.” These camera systems, installed on city streets, in parks and transit systems, operating in conjunction with sophisticated computer systems that boast intelligent video analytics, digital biometric identification, military-pedigree software for analyzing and predicting crime and facial recognition software, create a vast surveillance network that can target millions of innocent individuals.

Utilizing drones and other spybots. The DHS has been at the forefront of funding and deploying surveillance robots and drones for land, sea and air, including robots that resemble fish and tunnel-bots that can travel underground. Despite repeated concerns over the danger surveillance drones used domestically pose to Americans’ privacy rights, the DHS has continued to expand its fleet of Predator drones, which come equipped with video cameras, infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar. DHS also loans its drones out to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for a variety of tasks, although the agency refuses to divulge any details as to how, why and in what capacity these drones are being used by police. Incredibly, the DHS has also been handing out millions of dollars in grants to local police agencies to “accelerate the adoption” of drones in their localities.

It’s not difficult to see why the DHS has been described as a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast.” If it is a beast, however, it is a beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state through its establishment of a standing army, a.k.a. national police force.

This, too, is nothing new. Historically, as I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the establishment of a national police force has served as a fundamental and final building block for every totalitarian regime that has ever wreaked havoc on humanity, from Hitler’s all-too-real Nazi Germany to George Orwell’s fictional Oceania. Whether fictional or historical, however, the calling cards of these national police agencies remain the same: brutality, inhumanity, corruption, intolerance, rigidity, and bureaucracy—in other words, evil.

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John W. Whitehead-BFP Contributing Author & Analyst
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. He is the president and spokesperson of the Rutherford Institute. Mr. Whitehead is the author of numerous books on a variety of legal and social issues, including A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and served as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.

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Ron Paul says Hillary Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.

Paul, former Republican congressman and presidential candidate, made the remarks during an interview on Thursday night on a RT America program, Politicking with Larry King.

When King asked Paul what kind of president the former US secretary of state would be, he said, “I would think she’d be pretty average, pretty mediocre, pretty much for war, pretty much for welfare-ism, pretty much for deficits, pretty supportive of the Federal Reserve and loving the military-industrial complex.”

Paul, 79, has maintained strong positions against the military-industrial complex and the Federal Reserve, each of which he considers responsible for many of the ills afflicting the United States.

He has also strongly opposed US wars on foreign lands, particularly American military engagements in the Middle East.

Paul said that Clinton’s stances on foreign and monetary policy make her similar to the recent US presidents.

“[T]hat’s what we’ve been having, so I don’t think she would provide any change whatsoever in a positive sense,” Paul said of a potential Clinton presidency.

Stephen Lendman, a writer, peace activist and radio show host, told Press TV in August that Clinton, the 66-year-old presumptive Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, represents imperial arrogance, and she was a wretched secretary of state.

“She represents — in spades — bulling, bluster and imperial arrogance. She was a wretched secretary of state. John Kerry is going way out of his way to match her blow for blow. But Hillary Clinton’s tenure was really, really an abomination, to say the least. She is extremely hawkish. She supports America’s wars that all are illegal,” Lendman said.

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To understand what is going on in this world is no easy task. Lies are projected into our minds from every side, and this constant barrage of deceit envelops and taints not only our perception of reality, but enslaves us collectively into a state of denial. Yes, denial, most likely the best mechanism we can use to keep our sanity as human beings, but all of us, seemingly united in what can only be called human nature, just hates to be played the fool… and knowing this, that there is a point where some will say “enough is enough,” solace and hope can still give us a worthy standard of purpose…

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A playground bully stealing our lunch money as a kid, feels the same as a government stealing your future as an adult, and most have been taught to turn a blind eye. It is justified, we are told, by a fight or flight response that tells us to choose our battles, even as we are swept along by them. We have learned to turn a blind eye to the strong currents under the surface of our civilization, undermining the very framework of our Republic… Ignorance is bliss, I’ve heard said laughingly, and we are indeed what we think we are as a product of our environment… Sure, it’s easy to say these idioms, and with feeling too, like they are justifications in their own right. Justifications for the blind faith that not only motivates us, but keeps us safe to fight another day. But the day of reckoning does come, as is witnessed all around the world… when people finally have enough.

Sometimes we think we are just too close to this life to see what it’s really all about. We are so busy, so caught up with our tangled lives that we fail to grasp but a portion of the total picture… Memory is fuzzy, history is distorted by bias, and time just presses on… It’s unsettling when a few pieces of the puzzle emerges after the fact, and we can glimpse, even for just a moment, that our reality has been carefully fed to us, orchestrated, manipulated, influenced, and truth withheld from us with the inflection that we are mindless fools…

Does our life still have meaning if our reasoning rational is found to be based on a lie? Should we feel betrayed if our thoughts were discovered to be manipulated? Could we ever truly trust authority again, knowing we have been used without our knowledge? Are we considered just working fools, beasts of burden, where the forces of power strive to control our thoughts, our behaviors, and what we hold sacred as a nation is treated as if it is all a farce?

Is there such a thing as a noble cause? And is there any cause worth dying for?

It is human nature to try and justify the workings of the world, and yes, to manipulate them with our will. We would like to believe that a young man who goes to war these days has a justified reason to do so. He is placing his life in real danger for a real ideal, isn’t he? Shouldn’t he be there because he sees a noble cause? Shouldn’t an ideal come first? And shouldn’t it be strong enough to rouse him, by the passion of honesty and truth, without being manipulated by a lie, or forced by a draft? Shouldn’t war, even a cold war, have a true reason, and shouldn’t that reason be based on a justifiable accolade? How can we uphold our actions as a nation when we aren’t informed as to why we take action it in the first place? Would we consent to go to war for the profit of an international war machine? I don’t think so… and, without a doubt, that is the reason for the lie!

The light of truth, after the fact…

Ronald Reagan is said to be one of the 100 most influential people in the 20th century. As he occupied the White House in the mid-1980’s he accentuated two things that I will attempt to explain here. One, as an ultra-conservative, he implemented a free enterprise fiscal policy, including sweeping tax cuts and deregulation of the oil industry, and two, swore to tip the balance of the cold war.

Mr. Reagan succeeded on both counts, but there was a price to pay, and we Americans in the south, unknowingly, paid for it dearly…

Our southern economy did not entirely survive the 1980’s, we had to start mostly from scratch, as seven of our 10 local banks went belly up… I left three companies, from mergers to bankruptcy, and Louisiana and Texas was devastated. I read the paper every day for information and hope, but oil prices continued to plummet, and good hard-working people lost everything in an avalanche of ruined dreams and hopes. No one I knew could tell me why…

I did what I had to do to survive, as so many oil-field workers did: to keep food on the table. Our wives and children helped pull us through, combining salaries to get by. In 1986 it was so bad that I couldn’t even find a house to paint. I left the states to work in a hotel for two years, displacing my family and leaving my friends behind. I couldn’t sell my house in Crowley for 1/5th of what I still owed on it! I had a bumper sticker that read:”Last one out turn out the lights.”

I blamed myself. If I could have been smarter, stronger, or positioned myself better… I thought that the new environmental liberals had fined the oil companies out of existence. I thought it was a normal correction, but I couldn’t figure out for what! I was wrong. I was too close to it to understand, we all were, and information, the truth, wasn’t published.

Here are a couple of points to ponder…

• Congress did away with tax benefits previously given to oil and gas drilling.
• There were massive and unprecedented tax reforms, by the White House.
• There was an undeniable link between the oil industry, the Saudis, and the eventual collapse of the USSR.

With no more investment dollars, the oil industry dried up to a burned out shell, and the Soviet Union took it full on the chin. It was a “geopolitical blow” according to the book: Victory: The Reagan Administration’s Secret Strategy that hastened the Collapse of the Soviet Union, by Peter Schweizer.

By the time Mr. Reagan was reelected in 1984, his secret economic strategies were taking its toll against Russia. Credit from the west was gone, and export licenses for technology were denied. Both liquid currency and traded Western technology slowed to a trickle. The Siberian pipeline, expected to bring in hard currency for Russia, was years behind schedule. The Reagan administration frustrated efforts further by a concerted technical disinformation program against them.

These catalysts were in place. “We wanted lower international oil prices largely for the benefit of the American economy.” Said White House counsel Edwin Meese. “The fact that it meant trouble for Moscow was icing on the cake.” To pull this off, they solicited the support of the world’s largest producer of oil, Saudi Arabia… and as we poured over the paper for any sign of reason and hope, nothing of this was mentioned… I may have believed Mr. Meese’s words having a morning cup of coffee with other unemployed Mud Men… but not now. His words were lies.

It was easy for the Saudis to do. It only cost about $1.50 back then to produce a barrel of oil, and they could still maintain a healthy profit at a lower market price. Intelligence has found since then, according to Mr. Schweizer, that the USSR had an annual loss of $13 billion from this oil price drop.

The end came when the Soviets tried to borrow more from the west. With lack of funds, projects died. Disinformation made it weak, furthered by the devaluation of the dollar …but it was oil prices that finally shut the doors. The country collapsed in 1991… as they were fighting their Vietnam in Afghanistan, and as our CIA operative Osama ben Laden harassed Russian boys with US made weapons, trying to protect their National pipe line, our Military Industrial Complex made billions selling arms. It wasn’t mentioned in our National Newspapers that we wanted control of the poppy fields that supply Europe with high grade opium for distribution around the world… And our solders are there guarding those crop even today…It was opium that killed two of my shipmates in the Hong Kong Hilton hotel in 1970, the only men to die in that specific. West Pacific Vietnam experience on the USS Kitty Hawk… another profitable venture for the arms trade… and what was it for? Democracy? We actually lost the war? But not everyone lost, though over 80 thousand came back in body bags, about the number of people, for a perspective, now living in Lafayette… the international arms industry profited very well, and new tax structures took industry from our shores to theirs… Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, China…

What National Security?

So what are the almighty powers of our monstrous centralized government doing with our lives now? Can we figure out the strategy they seem to set for reasons known only to them? Insider trading is lucrative, but unless you have a crystal ball everything you do is based on a speculation… Do you think the international banks and the Federal Reserve makes decisions based on speculation? Oh, did I say that? That would mean they have a common interest, and it is taboo to use the word conspiracy.

Is the lack of information considered a lie? Are we talking about national security here, or is it purely about big bucks, or possibly just the power to control the masses? Of course, we must realize too, that a certain amount of secrecy is necessary for security reasons. So trust is an issue also. We have to trust that the people in power in America have our Liberty and welfare as the primary goal, and not a selfishly motivated concern, like a black bottom line for their friends…. It is so easy to do when you are totally exhausted working overtime to pay the interest on your credit cards… Fifty percent of us are either too tied up to pay attention, or too tired to care, and that is a speculative guess too….

Mr. Reagan, bless his heart, knew these answers well, because he and his government created the questions… and they are lost now to a man who sat and dreamed by his sunny window with Alzheimer disease… for years before his death. What was lost to him, to all of us, is beyond measure… It seems that what we are is what we are told to be, and by that process our freedom to rationally choose is taken away, and our American Dreams will remain just that… Sure, our founders told us that we the people must pull the reigns of our government, but looking at the world, and our influence on it, that could not be further from the truth… and that, I am sorry to say, is the real truth of our reality.

I’ll end this with a couple of questions: “Do you think the USSR, that morphed into the Soviet Union, doesn’t remember those times? Do you think the KGB no longer exists? Do you think that forgiveness is in their heart, as they now consider themselves an Orthodox Christian nation?

“The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.”-William Jennings Bryan in a speech at National Democratic Convention (1896).

“Public office is a public trust.”-William C. Hudson, a newspaper man, produced this slogan from various speeches of Grover Cleveland during his first campaign for Presidency (1884).

“Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”-Abraham Lincoln

The answer to this dilemma of unconstitutional government and runaway spending is simple: restore a burning conviction in the hearts and minds of people that freedom works and government largesse is a fraud. When the people once again regain their confidence in the benefits of Liberty- and demand it from their elected leaders- Congress will act appropriately. – Part of Congressman Dr. Ron Paul’s introduction in his United States Constitution handout, 2004.

Author’s note: I read the life of Ron Paul in a little essay by Mrs. Ron Paul called The American Dream. His life is an open book. It is no wonder he was so hated by those who had to seal Obama’s life’s work from view… from school transcripts to police records, by a court order. I have to take pause… I have to ponder on the quality of the American mind… with a lobotomy of truth…

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Even though the first cases of Ebola in the U.S. were in states not located near New York and Washington D.C., it appears the liberal bastion that rules the Northeast corridor of America is having little regard for the Constitution and individual liberties as the state of Connecticut on Oct. 10 has just suspended an important protection from the Bill of Rights, and decreed that anyone even thought to potentially have Ebola will be quarantined and isolated from the rest of society.

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the “isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.” Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process – despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone. – Zerohedge

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Quarantine procedures and isolations are historically used when a health epidemic, or civil unrest, threatens the widespread stability of a state, city, or community.  In fact, the act of suspending parts of the Constitution were done in the past by Presidents during times to war, and in current times with the unlawful seizure of property by police departments without due process.

However, the Ebola scare is far from being an epidemic, with to date only one person dying fromthe virus, and with that victim not even being a U.S. citizen.  

Compare that to the 36000 who died last year, and on average every year in America from simple influenza, and one has to wonder if the Ebola crisis, like Swine Flue or Avian Flu, is more of a political creation than an actual raging epidemic.

Connecticut has not had any deaths from Ebola yet, nor have they even had any verifiable cases but that is not stopping the state government from suspending their citizens Constitutional rights, and putting the entire population on notice that if you sneeze or cough, you could potentially be arrested, quarantined, and injected with vaccines or drugs you do not give permission for.  

And just like the outcry for gun control after a couple of lone incidents at Aurora and Sandy Hook, government’s rush for absolute control in times of any potential crisis is something that proves the lack of leadership residing throughout the country.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.comExaminer.com, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily EconomistKen can also be heard Wednesday evenings giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.

Resources

Ebola Survival Handbook: A Collection of Tips, Strategies, and Supply Lists From Some of the World’s Best Preparedness Professionals

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Sealing Yourself In: Prepping for Bioterrorism, Chemical Disasters, and Pandemics (The NEW Survival Prepper Guides Book 3)

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TRUTH

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”-Thomas Jefferson

By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive

Know thy enemy.” was written in The Art of War, and “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles… if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” With this in mind I give you your true enemy. An enemy who works steadfast and unrelenting inside the folds of our country, and outside the boundary called rule of law. We see their work in the light of day… that which was scientifically prepared and carefully presented in increments for us to digest with deceit… in the dead of night. Their power is so formidable, their intelligence and insight so pronounced, they can appear as our very best partner, while undermining the very structure and fabric that identifies all future paths for our nation, by lies and deceit. I give to you, The Federal Reserve System. -Ken LaRive, 1999.

101 years of slavery…

Long ago… so long ago it now seems more of a myth, there was a country called The United States of America. It was a land of vast resources, a land of opportunity, a land of Liberty, and a land of dreams. People from all over the world came here, oppressed and enslaved by totalitarian church states, and some so poor they worked as indentured servants for seven years, just to get the price of passage…

All that changed just 101 years ago. And though many dates are important to us as a nation, with some living on in infamy, no other has more profound implication to our nation than the date, December 23, 1913.

Until that date, we had a country whose Congressional Statesmen, most overwhelmingly, adhered to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. And though there were men in the folds of our nation who wanted to change us fundamentally, even to help international entries gain control of us from the inside, our constitution was still virtually intact, as laid out by our founders. But since that time, for all intent and purpose, both Liberty and our National Treasure has been stolen.

Of all of the stipulations of that mighty document, our Constitution, one element was thought to be primary to our amazing success, Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 5. If you have not read the Constitution, you are doing yourself and your children a great disservice. It is the variable key not only to unlocking your dreams, but a key to the very shackles you find yourself in today. Shackles, that you proudly polish by the threat of a gun… “Congress shall have power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures.”

Right after that is another very profound clause, found in the same section 8. It stipulates that Congress has the power to “punish counterfeiters.” So with a “Once Upon A Time” story, I’d like to explain to you just what happened…

A traitorous Congress…

A few men, men very similar to those who hold office of power on both sides of the aisle today, now called Neocons on the Right, and Progressives on the left, are virtually indistinguishable in their actions. They promote themselves to be different, but once in office will ignore the original platform they used to get elected… It seems that they are quickly briefed… and that the remainder of their tenure is somewhat scripted… and they become virtually indistinguishable… Why? …because both are bought and paid for by the same set of lobbyists… And most all, almost to the last man, have done everything for their specific scripted agendas, even at the expense of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, as the NDAA and Patriot Act will attest. But just as most Americans have not read the Constitution, so too have they not read these manifestos of slavery, and that includes one of the biggest scams in our history, Obama-care..

The lost letter… and the invisible government…

In a letter found in the personal effects of my long deceased father-in-law, Mr. Joseph Makezitch, from a man named W. B. Vennard Sr., National Chairman for Americans for America, (1968), there was an amazing historical revelation that stimulated me to learn more: “A traitorous Congress, led principally by Senator Nelson Aldrich of New York, kin of the Rockefeller clan, and one Carter Glass, Senator from Virginia, unconstitutionally- (because this Act constituted an illegal amendment of the Constitution) -sneaked through Congress just two days before Christmas in 1913, when many in that body had gone home for the Holidays,(pushed through) The Federal Reserve Act. The Federal Reserve Banks, a system owned and operated not by the United States Government, as many have been led to believe, but by a group of private Rothschild and affiliated bankers sent here from Europe for the express purpose of gaining control of this Nation’s money system, just as they had done in every nation in Europe with the exception of Czarist Russia, up to that time, and involved that continent in war after war. “

The Banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb Company, sent Paul Warburg to America from their office in Hamburg, Germany, to become the chief “engineer,” implementer, and spokesman for the newly proposed system, and voila, was appointed first Governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Yes, of course, there were those who emphatically opposed it on principle, and they fought this bill on the floor of Congress. In the middle of the fray, that goes on as a small act of defiance to this very day, one voice stood out as a loyal Constitutionalists, Congressman Lindbergh of Minnesota. He said: “This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs the Bill, the invisible Government by the Monetary Power will be legalized… The people may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed… The people must make a declaration of independence to relieve themselves from the (this) monetary power… This they will be able to do by taking control of Congress, the division of Congress into political parties is a crime…” I had to read this several times…

Since that bill was signed into law by President Wilson, this nation has been sliding down a slippery slope- The involvement of two World Wars, and from that time a barrage of so called “police actions,” and the reality of today is a heading to what can only be described as a “One World Government.” War is very profitable for the Military Industrial Complex, and there is no end in sight… Without a doubt, if we the people can not find the means to curb this domineering power, all will be lost. Well, read on, there is indeed a solution to be found…there is hope for us as a nation and society.

Today we are being primed for war, by fear and hatred, and there are no means for the average person to reason it out. Promoted by a media dominated and controlled by these mega-corporations, new enemies are being created and destroyed in a never-ending process, and with it our national debt is the virtual fulfillment of Lindbergh’s prophecy. He warned us, as so many others along the way tried to do with no avail, and today the Federal Reserve prints money out of thin air just to pay the interest on that debt… And since this is not taught in school, and the new American mindset is the never ending need for government involvement in every aspect of their lives, no declaration of independence seems evident at this time.

Still, a few are questioning why, for instance, that our borders are not secured, or how UN mandates are said to now trump what is left of our Constitution, and the answer is a simple one, though most disconcerting for a Libertarian.

You see, it is designed that way, without a doubt, as paying for a fence and security is not in the best interest for a power structure who wants to bring the entire world under their dominate control, a New World Order as it were, without borders. And, as they well know, American sovereignty will be abolished without border security, and combined with both debt slavery and the hidden tax of inflation, our destruction is secure. Ask yourself…. why would an international conglomerate of bankers and industry care for what happens to America? We would, America, to the last man and penny, be absorbed into their collective, and this is happening right before our eyes.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.”

On July 1st, 1957, William McChesney Marten, then Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), was quoted in a testimony before the Senate Finance Investigating Committee: “The only right Government has is the right of repeal.” Think for a moment just what this means. You see, it was just 12 years prior, on July 1st, 1944, “that the nation was placed under international control through our fiscal system by means of the Bretton Woods Agreement. The plot was hatched in the woods by the international bankers which established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank of Reconstruction and Development. The “Convertibility Clause” of Bretton Woods, tied all foreign currencies to the U.S. Dollar, which in turn allowed any member nation with U.S. Dollars to convert them to gold, thus bringing about the hemorrhaging of our gold in Fort Knox.” (Note: No audit of Fort Knox has been available to the American Citizen for over fifty years. Our National Treasure has been squandered, and we are not allowed to know, who, when, where or how.)

In that traitorous acquisition, both the pound and the dollar has been devalued, and every time we have this devaluation, our future is culled and placed in a foreign bank, as is the same when money is printed out of thin air. When the Federal Reserve prints unsecured money, it is one more nail in our coffin, a burden designed to enslave us, and our future no longer belongs to us as we the people.

The shadow Government…

The International Monetary Plan in Prospective was published in February 1968 in what was called a monthly review of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. You had better sit down:

Recent developments in international finance, highlighted by the devaluation of the British pound and speculative activity in the London gold market, have created considerable interest in the future viability of the international monetary system. Policy-makers, of course, have been vitally interested in this issue for a number of years.

The most notable accomplishment, however, has been directed toward the problem of assuring an adequate long-run supply of international reserves. This accomplishment occurred at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, (IMF) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 1967, when a resolution was unanimously adopted to proceed with a plan to establish, within the fund, machinery for the creation of a new international reserve facility.” Yes, a new international Federal Reserve System-W.B.VSr.)

Discussions were rifle at the time, and there were many thoughts published on this matter in that year, 1968, the year I was drafted to Vietnam. One blaring accusation by Congressman Wright Patman, who was then chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, during a Joint Economic Committee of Congress, stated that William McChesny Martin was, “guilty of malfeasance and nonfeasance in office.” And on February of that year the Los Angeles Times quoted William McChesney Marten to have stated: “An increase in the price of gold, in effect a devaluation of the dollar, is nether necessary or desirable as a solution to the nation’s gold outflow and imbalance of payment problems… we’re overextended and over committed and we’re trying to do too much too fast… perpetual defects are the road to the undermining of any currency… the United States is on a wartime economy and has to pay for the war.”

Yes, a wartime economy that has continued to this day. And since Bretton Woods it is insured to continue unabated and perpetually, as without it the ceiling would fall in… and that is why they want to continually lift the debt ceiling, unless, of course, spending is curbed… but there is too much profit to be made for the war machine, international banks and international corporations, with men holding duel citizenship in our very congress pulling the strings. War is a racket, and America is being systematically dismantled…

Paper Gold… (Perhaps a straight shot of Tequila Gold may be in order to finish this essay.)

Before continuing to the overt punchline, let us recede a bit to the year 1763 when our ambassador, Benjamin Franklin was asked why the so called Colonies had been so prosperous. His statement rings true, even today “Because we issue our own money.” he said. Soon after, the very next year in fact, England prohibited that practice and that was the primary cause of the Revolutionary War of 1775, and realize here that every war that has been “declared” in the history of this nation… has stemmed from this very cause. So what I’m stating here, emphatically, is that banking cartels have tried to put their boots on our throats from the very first… In 1811, for instance, Congress voted to not renew the charter of the First Bank of the United States, and from that came the War of 1812. And why? Because International Bankers knew that “debt free” money, as printed according to our Constitution, is also called “honest money” and it could not be tapped by them. They could not get a cut in our unprecedented prosperity otherwise! They knew that without control of our monetary system, and the amazing industry and people who came to our shores from all corners of the world could not be dominated… and because of this primary reason… The Civil War was precipitated.

Martin further stated: “Rather than increase the price of gold as a solution to the payments imbalance, he called for active cooperation among nations of the world and the IMF in the creation of a much-discussed ‘paper gold” (also referenced to the S.D. Rs-Special Drawing Rights and paper gold- W.B.Vsr.) drawing rights on the IMF as a supplement to international reserves… Reserves used by countries in international dealings now consist of gold, U.S. Dollars and and British pound sterling… Gold and the U.S. Dollars are the most prized universally, especially since the pound has devalued… As our deficit has mounted over the years, many foreigners holding dollars have asked for gold- still the ultimate in acceptability as international money. Some countries have “cashed in,” fearing that the United States would raise the price of gold, therefor a devaluation of the dollar… and in effect repudiating some of its international debt.”

Wonder how China, Russia, Japan, and India might feel about this, and if history is any indication of future events, wouldn’t that be the primary catalyst for war? In 1968, Louis B. Lundberg, chairman of the Bank of America, made a startling suggestion: “The Federal Reserve Board’s powers be vastly extended to include control over the entire U.S. credit industry, not just commercial banks. The Federal Reserve Bank, which is not part of the Government but is often sympathetic to government fiscal goals, now has controls beyond regulation of interest rates and reserve requirements of commercial banks. The Government’s policy is fiscal irresponsibility and it presents a clear-cut danger to the world economy… We cannot continue to run such sizable deficits in our balance of payments, at a time when our gold stock is being reduced, without seriously undermining world confidence in the dollar.” When that was written the National Debt was $336 Billion, and the annual interest on that debt was 14 billion. At this time, our debt is 17.86 trillion, and there is no viable way to determine if that number is accurate, or in actuality, what we actually pay in interest, or even to whom. No complete audit of the the Federal Reserve has taken place as of yet, though this year we are told it will happen…

World War three has already begun…

We are being drawn into a world conflict, a World War three, for this very reason alone… for corporate and banking profit. We Americans are such good and trusting people… We think our cause is a noble one… that we are bringing something called democracy to the lands we destroy, from the outside in to the inside out, and in the process, make fortunes for those who finance it, from banks who fiance both sides to international corporations who make tools of war, and we pave the way for them with a debt that enslaves our very future, so big it can never be paid, at 55K for every man woman and child in this country… It is a debt so big, and growing so fast, it is unsustainable… and when we foreclose on this debt, the American entitlement society and working men alike, will not be able to wrap their minds around just how bad it may become… and as we will kill each other for the scraps that are left, bankers, like carpetbagger vultures, will own us all, lock, stock, and barrel. Let me say this again, for the sake of clarity… it could get so bad that most everyone left alive, after a month without lights, will beg government to quell the chaos by force… and the men who will rescue us, will not be the US Army, Navy, or Marine, but Solders of Fortune like Black-water, working with an international force called the UN. Only then… will America find it in their hearts and minds to state a Declaration of Independence, and the blood of tyrants and patriots will be the fertilizer for a New America, born again in Liberty, or, more likely, I’m so sorry to say, be absorbed into a One World Order. You see, once a Liberty is lost, only blood will get it back, and very few care so long as a football game is on, especially if they have money on the game… Liberty is not realized by most, until it is lost…

If we can come together, if we can restore Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 5, all un-Constitutional activities will wither and die. Yes, it is said that the root of all evil is man’s love for money, and so if we can show that Liberty is profitable, that truth is profitable, that peace is profitable, and that our Constitution ties us to prosperity, America will again be a beacon of light for the entire world, just as we once were.

God bless America, and the entire world as well.

“A great industrial nation is controlled by it’s system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world– no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.” — President Woodrow Wilson

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Argusbiosurveillance

University of Michigan research shows web-based system could help improve detection and response to spread of illnesses.

By Joe Wright

There is growing trend toward the use of “biosurveillance” – Web-based systems to track public health, many times with an added predictive model . As you’ll see in the University of Michigan press release below, a familiar sales pitch is employed to assert that the only way to keep the public safe is through pervasive surveillance … now including preschoolers.

With Ebola taking center stage as the latest threat to humanity, along with new concerns over enterovirus EV-D68 which is afflicting children in increasing numbers, the surveillance state is not letting a single crisis go to waste.

Recent announcements by social media companies also indicate the arrival of full-scale health surveillance. Twitter’s “ChatterGrabber” is a “machine-learning algorithm” that will harvest  communications for “tickborne diseases, such as Lyme disease, public sentiment involving vaccines …serving as an early warning system for public health officials through suspicious tweets or conversations.” And Facebook is “ exploring creating online ‘support communities’ that would connect Facebook users suffering from various ailments…also considering new ‘preventative care’ applications that would help people improve their lifestyles.”

Embedded in all of these missions, naturally, is a drive to ensure a wider adoption of vaccines, perhaps making them mandatory under medical martial law . As the climate of fear begins to hit a fever pitch, we would do well to consider which is more frightening:  the virus of the week or the permanent solutions currently being offered.

Press Release:  

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be mobilized more quickly, according to University of Michigan research to be presented Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.


Researchers who designed the biosurveillance system will describe how it can be used to track illness trends and improve public health response to outbreaks during a presentation at 2:09 p.m. PDT in Marina Ballroom Salon E at the San Diego Marriott Marquis.“For example, if certain child care centers are reporting the beginning of stomach flu (vomiting and diarrhea), other centers can start taking steps to thoroughly clean to kill any viruses before symptoms occur or before a major outbreak takes place,” says Andrew N. Hashikawa, M.D., F.A.A.P., a pediatric emergency physician at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.In addition, if child care providers see that larger centers in their community are reporting flu-like illness, they can use the data to emphasize to parents the need to have their children immunized against influenza sooner rather than later, says Hashikawa, who also is assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School.Children under age 5 generally become sick earlier and more frequently than school-aged children and adults because their immune systems are underdeveloped. Young children often are responsible for spreading viruses to the rest of the community.Previously some public health departments have found that school absenteeism as a marker for illness was imprecise, delayed, and unavailable during summer and winter breaks.

“However, child care or preschool absences are typically more likely to be associated with illness and most young children continue to need child care for most of the year,” says Hashikawa, a member of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

Most public health departments do not electronically track influenza or stomach illnesses in preschools and child care centers settings.

“Most illness reporting methods used by many public health departments are slow, paper-based and inefficient,” says Hashikawa.

To improve reporting, Hashikawa and his colleagues created a computerized system and tested it at four early learning centers in Michigan. Staff were trained to use the system daily to report any ill child. No confidential or identifying information was collected. They entered data on illness type and symptoms in seven categories commonly seen in preschoolers: fever, influenza-like illness, pink eye, stomach illnesses (gastroenteritis), cold or respiratory symptoms, ear infections and rash. They also entered the age range of the ill child (infant, 0-12 months), (toddler, 13-35 months) or (preschooler, 36-59 months), daily attendance at their center, and action taken (e.g., child brought to a physician).

Researchers sent data electronically to the public health department weekly or more frequently if spikes in illness cases were seen.

Results showed centers reported 188 individual episodes of illness from Dec. 10, 2013, through March 28, 2014. Nearly 15 percent were infants, 32 percent were toddlers and 54 percent were preschoolers. The most common illnesses reported were gastroenteritis (37 percent), fever (31 percent), cold (17 percent) and influenza (3 percent).

Data also revealed an unusually large increase in gastroenteritis cases during a two-day period, which was comparable to a countywide spike among schools reported three weeks later.

“Preliminary data suggest that using the online biosurveillance in child care centers and preschools gives us an earlier detection and warning system because the younger children appeared to become sick first compared to middle school and high school aged children within the community,” says Hashikawa.

To view the abstract, “Implementation of Web-Based Surveillance of Illness in Early Learning Centers: A Pilot Study,” visit https://aap.confex.com/aap/2014/webprogrampreliminary/Paper25005.html .

 

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Bill Gates Ebola 1

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

My friend and broadcast colleague, John Moore, attempted to reach me today by phone. Unfortunately, I was not able to call Mr. Moore back.  I was unable to hear Mr. Moore’s message until after he would have retired for the evening as I am two time zones behind him. As I listened to John’s groundbreaking broadcast of his morning show during the wee hours of the morning, I know why John reached out to me.

This morning, I received a message that I was to meet a familiar party at a familiar location where “many previously held secrets would be revealed”.  I was not allowed to take my cell phone to the meeting which is why I did not receive John’s message in a timely fashion. The meeting consisted of four people, one of which, has been a primary source of information for me on a variety of national security issues covering the last several years. This source has never been wrong.

What I learned from the meeting is that 0ver the next several days, the public is going to see several journalists revealing both classified and non classified material l related to the Ebola outbreak, and the subsequent deliberate spreading of Ebola through governmental inaction. The American people are also going to hear about operational details about how the government plans to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

John Moore’s Radio Show

Below is John Moore’s morning broadcast, from October 9, 2014,  in which he details the unreported spread of Ebola across this country and a subsequent media cover-up. John’s show reveals the fact that it is highly likely that an Ebola pandemic is underway in the United States.

John reported that Ebola is presently in 9 states. I was told that within two weeks, Ebola will be diagnosed in at least 40 states and the media cover-up will likely still be in play by this time and then the American people will be hit with shock and awe media coverage designed to frighten every American into compliance in terms of receiving a series of mandatory vaccines.

In the first few minutes of his show, John Moore revealed the following information:

1. Both military and civilian personnel at MacDill AFB  in Florida have told him that “frantic” preparations are being made in regard to efforts to try and respond to an impending attack upon the United States.  

This information has not been revealed to me. What I suspect is that someone on the base uncovered information and the base is acting accordingly.

2. John Moore’s sources have told him that an Urgent Care clinic in Frisco, Texas, has been closed and subsequently quarantined.

3. John Moore also revealed that an entire floor at a Galveston, TX.  hospital has been isolated and is to be used for anticipated Ebola patients.

With regard to items #2 and #3, I have some confirmation of these events, but on a much larger scale. I was told, and have reported, that containment facilities are being prepared in a variety of venues including sports facilities and shopping malls. Isolation and quarantine facilities have been prepared on certain military bases (e.g. Lackland AFB) and old abandoned bases are being retrofitted for isolation and are designed to quarantine persons with active Ebola.

I was also informed that some state officials will no doubt play by the CDC’s timetable for the eventual release of information with regard to a formal announcement of a pandemic within the United States. In fact, Dannel Malloy, Governor of CT., may be the first state official to publish quarantine guidelines within the country.

“In response to the epidemic of the Ebola virus currently affecting multiple countries in western Africa, and in order to provide the Commissioner of Public Health and other appropriate officials with all authorities necessary to prevent any potential transmission of the Ebola virus within the State of Connecticut, I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a, for the duration of the epidemic. Specifically, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131b, I authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to Order the isolation or quarantine, under conditions prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health, of any individual or group of individuals whom the Commissioner reasonably believes to have been exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus.”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, October 7, 2014

Governor Malloy has clearly been briefed on what is coming because he could not have issued this order based upon sheer rumor and innuendo. The effect of this order, The CT. State of Public Health Emergency, allows bureaucrats to detain and forcibly vaccinate people without informed consent or any semblance of due process.

VACCINE MADNESS IS ACCELERATING

sheep-forwardAs previously stated,  I was told the same and when the virus reaches “critical mass” we will see a media blitz like we have never seen before in this country. Most of the sheep will be frightened into turning to the government for help. They will willingly comply with the new vaccine requirements.

The rest of us, who are presumably awake, will be forced to take the vaccine, or we will eventually be isolated where we will not be allowed to spread our anti-CDC rhetoric. Multiple vaccines, not just the Ebola vaccine, will be required. Ebola will be the excuse to impose mandatory vaccinations but this madness will not stop with this deadly virus.

Gates has announced that he plans to vaccinate every child in the third world with multiple vaccines, which could result in a dramatic population reduction of 10-15%. Do you realize the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $560 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola.The NIH presently holds all patents on Ebola vaccines. Vaccinations have two goals, depopulation and making money!

Bill Gates

When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an completed Ebola vaccine, the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI. However, on deck is the Ebola virus.

I was also told by my sources that the polio vaccine will be a part of the vaccination cocktail. When I asked how many vaccines are we talking about, I was told as many as two dozen vaccines will be required and forcibly administered by various levels of government. The easiest place to enforce the mandatory vaccines will be through the schools and it will include all schools, both public and private. My sources told me about pending and recently passed legislation in several states which are requiring mandatory vaccinations. In the brief time I have had to process this information, I have found enough confirming information to publish the fact that this undeniably true.

Mandatory Vaccines Will Commence In the Schools

One out of six Americans, 50 million total, enter a school on a daily basis. Mandatory vaccines are going to begin in schools and then the requirement will be expanded to daycare employees and healthcare workers. Right now, required vaccines are a part of the 2014 State legislative agenda across the country. I was told that an executive order will expand all mandatory vaccine requirements to include Ebola, TB, HIV and about two dozen, in total, vaccines.

In the 12 hours I have had to process this information, I have found solid confirmation of what I was told by my sources.

Some proposed legislation this year goes so far as to require schools to provide vaccine education programs for children and parents, which is effectively turning our schools into marketing departments for vaccine manufacturers.  AL  SB 75 (Alabama) and NY A 3703/S 2070 (New York) would require schools to provide meningococcal vaccine education/promotion, while GA HB 162 requires schools in Georgia to educate the parents of sixth-graders about why their children should get HPV vaccine…Several states are proposing to set up school- based vaccination clinics, including Pennsylvania (PA SB 251) where state health officials would be authorized to give flu vaccines to kids while they are attending school and SC HB 3236 (South Carolina) that will give the green light to state health officials to give the HPV vaccine to girls entering  seventh grade while in school…want to require schools to post their vaccination rates in the town square. Vermont Senator Kevin Mullin, who unsuccessfully attempted to remove the state’s philosophical vaccine exemption in 2012, is proposing a bill (VT S 194) to require schools and child care facilities to publicly post their specific vaccination rates…Health care workers, teachers, daycare employees and students in NINE states are targets of new legislation that proposes to force children and adults to get federally-recommended vaccines or suffer economic and other sanctions –  from denial of employment and education to denial of parental rights to be informed if a minor child has NOT received one or more vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases…Health care workers in Illinois (Il SB 1610) and Massachusetts (H 1975) may be required to get flu shots every year in order to keep their jobs. If either of the Vermont bills pass (VT H 114 or VT S 103), Vermont would become the first state in the country with pertussis containing vaccine mandates for teachers that could result in teachers being fired for declining vaccination (daycare workers in Vermont are also being required to get pertussis vaccines in these bills). Legislation has been introduced in Illinois (HB 4406) that would require day care centers in the state to mandate all day care workers get federally recommended vaccines”.  This represents the tip of the iceberg of what I have found.

Vaccine Cards

Americans are going to be required to obtain a vaccine card which demonstrates that they have complied with the federal list of vaccines. DHS is lobbying to have the information to be included on one’s drivers license and it will be a pre-requisite to obtaining a drivers license. Admittance to movie theaters, sporting events, to make a purchase at a grocery store or a mall will soon require the showing of one’s card. I was lightheartedly told that a person will not even be able to get a pizza delivered to their home without giving their vaccination card number over the phone.

Does the marginalization of the people who do not have a vaccination card remind you of any other group in world history?

J Stamp

The vaccination card will only be the beginning of the incremental practice of mass vaccinations in which my sources believe will leave much of the population in a debilitated condition. At one time, these allegations would have been considered to be lunacy. However, when one considers how Ebola is being allowed to spread by keeping both the borders open and our airports open to travelers from West Africa,  these allegations are very conservative.

The mandatory vaccine cards will be a pre-requisite for all employment, much like an I-9 card was intended to be.

As I have already reported, healthy people, in an impact zone (i.e. the term being used for a pandemic outbreak) will be assigned and relocated until such time as they have taken the soon-t0-be mandatory GSK Ebola vaccine.

vaccine roadblocksAs both Greg Evensen and myself have revealed, there will be vaccine roadblocks designed to arrest and transport, for detainment, individuals who refuse to be vaccinated. I was told that the lion’s share of the work will be performed by the militarized local police. However, integrated within the roadblock forces will be DHS personnel along with “UN observers” and foreign troops (i.e. Russian and Chinese military). Their presence at these roadblocks will be for the purposes of habituation only. In other words, the globalists want the American people to get conditioned to the idea of seeing UN troops on American soil.

I have 12 pages of notes to process and I have not been to bed for 27 hours. Subsequently, there will be a Part Two.

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Charles and David Koch are notorious for amassing a business empire well-known for destroying the environment and hijacking the political process to ram their privatization and business agenda on the country. But what is equally egregious about their political activities are their efforts to dismantle years of civil rights progress.  The Bridge Project, a non-profit organization devoted to “opposing the conservative movement’s extremem ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics,” recently released a  16-page report on the Koch brothers’ funding of groups that have been accused of suppressing minority voter turnout, destroying unions (particularly in Wisconsin) and attempting to get rid of Social Security.

Here are seven jaw-droppers from the report:

1. Kochs’ union-busting efforts hurt African American mobility.

Though unions have been known to  increase the economic mobility of African-American workers, Koch-funded organizations have been very active in destroying anything that’s left of them. Koch-backed organizations like Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Reason Foundation have long viewed public sector unions with disdain. In 2011, collective bargaining was ended in Wisconsin after the state legislature passed Act 10.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the passage of the law earlier this year, after unions in the state filed a lawsuit, claiming the law violated workers’ right to free assembly and equal protection. The Koch-backed entities  helped finance Gov. Scott Walker’s election campaign—the most profile political leader in the state to lead anti-union efforts.

2. Koch brothers’ secret billionaire summit hosts known racist.

According to the Nation, the Koch brothers hosted a secret summit on June 16 at the St. Regis Monarch Bay resort, in Dana Point, Calif. Besides a number of notable Republican politicians in attendance, one of the most controversial men giving “dinner remarks” was Charles Murray, a co-author of  The Bell Curve, a book which argued that blacks and Latinos  have lower IQs than Asians and whites.

A $25 million donation to the United Negro College Fund won’t erase the fact that the Kochs felt comfortable enough to share their space with a man who believes that blacks are intellectually inferior to whites.

3. Koch-backed organization blasts AARP over its opposition to Minnesota voter ID amendment.

The Koch brothers fund the 60 Plus Association, a non-profit senior citizen advocacy group, according to the Center for Public Integrity. In 2012, the 60 Plus Association blasted AARP for speaking out against voter ID laws, which require voters to present a photo ID at the polls. 60 Plus Association’s chairman and founder Jim Martin applauded Minnesota seniors who cut “up their AARP membership cards in protest of the organization’s opposition to the Minnesota Voter ID amendment.”

4. The Kochs fund climate-change denial research that hurts poor communities.

A Drexel University Study  reveals that the Koch brothers were active in funding climate change denial efforts, especially in 2007 and 2008. Since then, the brothers have not made public their contributions, if any. Frontline reports that according to a  UN report published in 2013, poor communities (of which minority populations are heavily represented) will be hurt the most as a result of climate change:

It starts with a drop in food production. Climate change has already reduced wheat and maize yields in tropical and temperate regions, along with some rice and soybean crops, according to the UN. “All aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change, including food access, utilization, and price stability,” the report noted. That’s expected to worsen as climate change continues, it said.

Limited food means rising prices for basic staples, leaving the poor malnourished and more vulnerable to disease. It also raises the risk of conflict as groups clash over dwindling resources, and others migrate to new areas, either because they’ve been displaced by extreme weather or decided to move in search of better living conditions.

5. The Koch brothers are against raising the minimum wage.

President Barack Obama has called for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage  from $7.25 to $10.00, but the Republicans have pushed back against his efforts. Another adversary in the battle against a higher mimimum wage are the Koch brothers. In an ad financed by the Charles Koch Foundaton, a narrator argues that, if you’re making $34,000 or more,  you’re in the 1 percent. Though the ad doesn’t mention the minimum wage, the message was clear: You’re making enough money already. Let it be.

Since the 1990s, the Kochs have  given at least $23.3 million to think tanks focusing on attacking the minimum wage. Raising the miminum wage would create a ” culture of dependency,” they claim. A huge share of America’s minorities would suffer under this agenda.

6. David Koch ran on presidential ticket that called for ending Social Security.

According to the Bridge Project report, David Koch ran for vice-president with Ed Clark on a 1980 libertarian ticket that called for Social Security to be abolished. Clark reportedly said in a press release that Social Security “is the most serious threat to the future stability of our society next to the threat of nuclear war.”

Though it would later be defeated, it is clear the Kochs aren’t friends to minorities in the arena of civil rights.

7. The Kochs’ father was an original member of an anti-civil rights organization.

Fred Koch, father of David and Charles, was one of the first members of the John Birch Society, an organization based in Wichita, Kan., that was known for its anti-civil rights campaigns and spreading paranoia about communism,  according to the Progressive. Fred Koch,  according to the New Yorker, had this to say about communists and African Americans:

In a self-published broadside, Koch claimed that “the Communists have infiltrated both the Democrat and Republican Parties.” He wrote admiringly of Benito Mussolini’s suppression of Communists in Italy, and disparagingly of the American civil-rights movement. “The colored man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America,” he warned. Welfare was a secret plot to attract rural blacks to cities, where they would foment “a vicious race war.” In a 1963 speech that prefigures the Tea Party’s talk of a secret socialist plot, Koch predicted that Communists would “infiltrate the highest offices of government in the U.S. until the President is a Communist, unknown to the rest of us.”

While it’s not always fair to draw connections between children and their parents, the Progressive reports that Charles Koch became a lifetime member of the John Birch Society until resigning in 1968. The Society operated the American Opinion Bookstore, which stocked books attacking Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement and Earl Warren as pegs of a communist conspiracy.

Indeed, like father, like son.

There are many more details in the Bridge Project report addressing how David and Charles Koch use their vast fortunes to fund efforts that damage the civil rights of minorities, but like all of their other abuses, they are too numerous to bullet-point here.

Check out the full report for more details.

purchased and held a “lifetime membership” until he resigned in 1968. He also lent his name and his wealth to the operations of the John Birch Society in Wichita, aiding its “American Opinion” bookstore — which was stocked with attacks on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, and Earl Warren as elements of the communist conspiracy. – See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/07/187769/his-dad-charles-koch-was-…purchased and held a “lifetime membership” until he resigned in 1968. He also lent his name and his wealth to the operations of the John Birch Society in Wichita, aiding its “American Opinion” bookstore — which was stocked with attacks on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, and Earl Warren as elements of the communist conspiracy. – See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/07/187769/his-dad-charles-koch-was-…purchased and held a “lifetime membership” until he resigned in 1968. He also lent his name and his wealth to the operations of the John Birch Society in Wichita, aiding its “American Opinion” bookstore — which was stocked with attacks on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, and Earl Warren as elements of the communist conspiracy.

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police state

By: Sherwood Ross

Is the Obama regime preparing for mass arrests of Americans? Some indicators suggest this is a real possibility.

It has all the laws it needs to imprison anyone should it plan to make mass arrests (thanks, Congress, for the unconstitutional Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act).

It has illegally compiled lists of some 8 million names, (thank you, FBI and NSA).

It has vast stockpiles of weapons and bullets, (salute the Pentagon!)

It has $385 million worth of new dormitories (i.e., prisons?) tucked away on military bases called “National Emergency Centers” (thanks, Halliburton construction subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root).

And it has invested 120,000 on-duty officers from 73 law enforcement agencies with authority to arrest “suspects.”

If you think “it can’t happen here,” as described in the 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel of that name, think again. What’s to stop USG from doing Stateside what it has been doing around the world? After all, who has already begun killing American citizens with illegal drone strikes if not our totalitarian trendsetter President Barack Obama?

As Bill Blum, a Washington investigative journalist writes in his “Anti-Empire Report,” since the end of World War 2, the U.S. has interfered in the elections of at least 30 countries and dropped bombs on people in as many others and attempted to overthrow more than 50, mostly democratic, governments, such as Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. What’s stopping it from turning a democracy into a dictatorship?

President Obama has gone so far down the totalitarian road, American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) Executive Director Anthony Romero proclaimed, “I am disgusted with this president…it’s (his) policies on civil liberties and national security issues I’m disgusted by.”

Romero added, Obama’s actions “raises serious questions about the administration’s commitment to the rule of law.” That’s a polite way of saying the president is a law-breaker. (In Chicago, the term to describe such people is ‘gangster.’) And extrajudicial killings are official Obama policy. As Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair claimed in Congressional testimony, the U.S. can, with executive approval, kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism.

“It is alarming to hear that the Obama administration is asserting that the president can authorize the assassination of Americans abroad, even if they are far from any battlefield and may have never taken up arms against the U.S., but have only been deemed to constitute and unspecified ‘threat,’” points out Ben Wizner, staff lawyer for the ACLU National Security Project.

The key phrase here is “unspecified ‘threat’”, another way of saying “suspected.” As George Mickum, a lawyer who has represented Guantanamo Bay prisoners, told Inter Press Service(IPS), “We have killed thousands of innocent civilians while attempting to target alleged operatives. And let us not forget how frequently our intelligence has been wrong about alleged operatives. As the civilians were not engaged in hostile actions, their murders by the Obama regime become ‘war crimes.’” (Dear George, “we” have not done anything!)

And constitutional scholar Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois, Champaign, told IPS, “This extrajudicial execution of human beings constitutes murder, war crimes, and because the drone strikes are widespread and systemic, crimes against humanity. Because Obama’s drone strikes almost exclusively target Muslims and People of Color, they verge upon genocide.”

Boyle said, further, “The U.S. government has now established a ‘death list’ for U.S. citizens abroad akin to those established by Latin American dictatorships during their so-called dirty wars.”

If you think the USG will not condemn more Americans to death without trials, ponder the words of attorney John Whitehead, head of the Rutherford Institute of Charlottesville, Va.: “Unfortunately, ‘we the people’ have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily distracted, so out-of-touch, so compliant and so indoctrinated on the idea that our government will always do the right thing by us that we have ignored the warning signs all around us, or at least failed to recognize them as potential red flags.” Whitehead is the author of “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.”

To our knowledge,the Obama regime has not answered questions Whitehead put to it, which (my paraphrasing) include:

Q: Why did the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) buy 1.6 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition and 7,000 fully-automatic 5.56x45mm NATO ‘personal defense weapons’?

Q: Why do the Postal Service, Department of Education, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration buy up weapons and ammunition in bulk?

Q: Why does the Department of Agriculture need 320,000 rounds of hollow point bullets and .40 caliber submachine guns?

Q: Why is FEMA stockpiling massive quantities of emergency supplies?

Q: Why is DHS giving away millions of dollars’ worth of federal security grants to states that federal intelligence agencies ruled have “no specific foreign or domestic terrorism threat?”

Whitehead points to a New York Times article quoting a Pentagon source who says that under Obama police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

In addition to militarizing the police, Obama’s USG is building a Main Core database, Whitehead says, that “would be used by military officials to locate and round up Americans seen as threats to national security…to be carried out by the Army and FEMA.

Whitehead concludes, “Taken individually, these questions are alarming enough. However, when viewed collectively, they leave one wondering what exactly the U.S. government is preparing for and whether American citizens shouldn’t be preparing, as well, for that eventuality when our so-called ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ is no longer answerable to ‘we the people.’”


About the Author: Sherwood Ross, who formerly reported for the Chicago Daily News and worked as a columnist for wire services, currently operates a public relations firm “for good causes”. Reach him at sherwoodross10@gmail.com

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