May 29, 2009

The Rockefellers, Obama and the Carbon Trading Scam

Rockefeller-Owned Exxon Mobil Now Supports Carbon Tax

By Daniel Taylor, Old-Thinker News
January 10, 2009

The media is hailing Exxon Mobil's announcement in favor of carbon tax proposals as a shocking, unbelievable move. But is it really that surprising? Could well meaning environmentalists be in for a shock to find that a seemingly "grass roots" movement has from the beginning been initiated from the top down?

As the Calgary Herald reports:
"Exxonmobil Corp., the world's largest crude oil refiner, supports taxing carbon dioxide as the most efficient way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive said."
The announcement came from Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, speaking at the Woodrow Wilson international center for scholars in Washington, which has served as a platform for discussing various globalist initiatives for many years. That Tillerson would make this announcement is interesting, due to the fact that the Rockefeller family, who built Standard Oil [Standard Oil of New York later became Mobil, a predecessor to Exxon/Mobil], recently identified him as "resistant" to "...take the threat of global warming more seriously." Are we to accept this story? Was there any real resistance in the first place?

A May 2008 article from the International Herald Tribune painted a glowing picture of the Rockefeller family in their quest to "press for change at Exxon." As reported:
David Rockefeller, retired chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank and patriarch of the family, issued a statement saying, "I support my family's efforts to sharpen Exxon Mobil's focus on the environmental crisis facing all of us."
The Rockefeller family has held a very special interest in environmental matters for decades. Population control and reduction is a central directive of many Rockefeller initiatives. The recent focus on global warming is no different. Steven Rockefeller's Earth Charter is an example.

There are countless real environmental issues such as genetically engineered organisms being released into the environment causing unknown mutations, consuming potentially dangerous cloned animal products, mass honey-bee die offs, etc. However, global warming was identified by the Club of Rome's 1991 report The First Global Revolution as a unifier to funnel the energy of citizens and businesses alike into supporting globalist initiatives. The report states:
"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill... All these dangers are caused by human intervention... The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."
Many of the "green" proposals to fight global warming will have a direct impact on your standard of living. Obama has admitted that sending "price signals" to change behavior is an option. Obama stated during a 2007 PBS interview:
"We're gonna have to cap the emission of greenhouse gasses. That means the power plants are gonna have to adjust how they generate power. They will pass on those costs to consumers."

The Chicago Climate Exchange

By Ed Barnes, FoxNews
March 6, 2009

The Climate Exchange is the brainchild of Richard Sandor, an economics professor who has worked for both the Chicago Mercantile Association and the Chicago Board of Trade. Known as "Mr. Derivative" for his work in creating interest rate futures markets, Sandor first proposed the creation of the Climate Exchange in 2000, just before the signing of the Kyoto Accord on greenhouse gas reduction. The United States subsequently refused to participate in the accords.

In 2000 and 2001, while still a state senator, Obama voted along with other members of the board of the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago-based charitable organization, to give more than $1.1 million to help the Climate Exchange get off the ground.

In 2001, when the Joyce Foundation gave more than $750,000 of the total to the exchange—a grant considered crucial to its launch—Joyce Foundation president Paula DiPerna had moved over to become president of the exchange's parent company as well as the its executive vice president, a position she still holds. Obama was still on the Joyce Foundation's board.

Obama’s Involvement in the Chicago Climate Exchange

By Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press
March 25, 2009

Good news to know that the truth will always come out—even when you’re Barack Obama.

“Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress” is a FOXNews story by Ed Barnes. In short:
“While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”
The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”

And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes.
The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first, and North America’s only, legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself—the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Strong, the silent partner, is a man whose name often draws a blank on the Washington cocktail circuit. Even though a former Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the much hyped Rio Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations in the days of an Oil-for-Food beleaguered Kofi Annan, the Canadian born Strong is little known in the United States. That’s because he spends most of his time in China where he he has been working to make the communist country the world’s next superpower. The nondescript Strong, nonetheless is the big cheese in the underworld of climate change and is one of the main architects of the failing Kyoto Protocol.

Full credit for the expose on the business partnership of Strong and Gore in the cap-and-trade reduction scheme should go to the investigative acumen of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR).
The tawdry tale of the top two global warming gurus in the business world goes all the way back to Earth Day, April 17, 1995, when the future author of “An Inconvenient Truth” travelled to Fall River, Massachusetts, to deliver a green sermon at the headquarters of Molten Metal Technology Inc. (MMTI). MMTI was a firm that proclaimed to have invented a process for recycling metals from waste. Gore praised the Molten Metal firm as a pioneer in the kind of innovative technology that can save the environment, and make money for investors at the same time.
“Gore left a few facts out of his speech that day,” wrote EIR. “First, the firm was run by Strong and a group of Gore intimates, including Peter Knight, the firm’s registered lobbyist and Gore’s former top Senate aide.”

(Fast-forward to the present day and ask yourself why it is that every time someone picks up another Senate rock, another serpent comes slithering out).

Second, the company had received more than $25 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development grants, but had failed to prove that the technology worked on a commercial scale. The company would go on to receive another $8 million in federal taxpayers’ cash; at that point, its only source of revenue.

“With Al Gore’s Earth Day as a Wall Street calling card, Molten Metal’s stock value soared to $35 a share, a range it maintained through October 1996. But along the way, DOE scientists had balked at further funding. When in March 1996, corporate officers concluded that the federal cash cow was about to run dry, they took action: between that date and October 1996, seven corporate officers—including Maurice Strong—sold off $15.3 million in personal shares in the company, at top market value. On Oct. 20, 1996—a Sunday—the company issued a press release announcing, for the first time, that DOE funding would be vastly scaled back, and reported the bad news on a conference call with stockbrokers.

“On Monday, the stock plunged by 49%, soon landing at $5 a share. By early 1997, furious stockholders had filed a class action suit against the company and its directors. Ironically, one of the class action lawyers had tangled with Maurice strong in another insider trading case, involving a Swiss company called AZL Resources, chaired by Strong, who was also a lead shareholder. The AZL case closely mirrored Molten Metal, and in the end, Strong and the other AZL partners agreed to pay $5 million to dodge a jury verdict, when eyewitness evidence surfaced of Strong’s role in scamming the value of the company stock up into the stratosphere, before selling it off.

In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park (who was found guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent) $1 million from Saddam Hussein, which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with his son, Fred.

These are the leaders in the Man-made Global Warming Movement, who three years later were to be funded by the man who was to become President of the United States of America.
If we follow the time line on where Obama was during the funding of the Chicago Climate Exchange, he was still a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching constitutional law, with his law license becoming inactive a year later in 2002.

It may be interesting to note that the Chicago Climate Exchange, in spite of its hype, is a veritable rat’s nest of cronyism. The largest shareholder in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is its honorary chairman. The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange, also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives. John is the brother of William Ayers...

Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.

Obama was never the character he created for himself in the fairy-tale version in “Dreams of My Father.” He’s the agent of Change and Hope for cohorts making money down at the Chicago Climate Exchange.

The Barbarians are pushing at the gate of the Global Warming fraud, and to borrow a line from children playing Hide and Seek: Here they come, ready or not!

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Exxon and Chevron Make $6 Million an Hour Amid Record Profits
UN: Climate-change disasters kill 300,000 a year
Video: Pelosi talks climate change in China
Slideshow: Climate Change Issues
Bill Clinton urges ’strong’ climate change bill
The Climate-Industrial Complex: Some businesses see nothing but profits in the green movement
Democrats Fast-track Cap and Trade Bill
Obama Announces First Nationwide Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
New Yorkers Subjected to “Carbon Clock” at Penn Station
Rockefeller Foundation: Climate change ‘will cause civilization to collapse’
Coca Cola CEO says supports global climate deal
Disgraced Fannie Mae CEO set to cash in for millions holds patent for carbon-trading plan

Updated 6/21/10 (Newest Additions at End of List)

May 28, 2009

Global Warming Propaganda Targets Our Youth

Save the Children (from Global Warming Propaganda)

By Marc Sheppard, American Thinker
February 5, 2009
He alone who owns the youth, gains the future. - Adolf Hitler, 1935
No regime in modern history exploited propaganda as diabolically and successfully as did the Third Reich, thanks, in large part, to its focus on those most vulnerable to their ideological manipulation—children. And with more American adults seeing the cold truth behind global warming misinformation, alarmists are stepping up efforts to brainwash our schoolchildren using a playbook that would have impressed Joseph Goebbels himself.

Of course, green schooling was surreptitiously introduced years ago when teachers began espousing benign environmental distractions like "Earth Day." But trendy nontoxic slogans like "reduce, reuse, recycle" eventually opened the door to the destructive propaganda of teaching Al Gore's scientifically-challenged movie in science classes, which soon facilitated that a California Law mandating unbalanced Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theories be included in public school curricula.

And that paved the way for today's second installment of a malignant little program cleverly crafted to indoctrinate our impressionable youth on a chillingly massive scale. It's called the "National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions," and one need read no further than the "about" page on the planners' website to understand just who they are and what it is they intend to "teach" our children on a national level. For crying out loud, they lead with this hyperalarmist quote from "science's" leading and most disproven hyperalarmist, James Hansen:
"Continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions, for just another decade, practically eliminates the possibility of near-term return of atmospheric composition beneath the tipping level for catastrophic effects."
And they follow that already over-the-top declaration from a man recently declared an "embarrassment" by his former NASA supervisor with this from their own equally overactive imaginations:
"We stand at a unique moment in human history. The window for action on global warming is measured in months, not years. Decisions that we make—or fail to make—in 2009 will have profound impacts not only for our children and grandchildren, but for every human being that will ever inhabit the face of this earth from now until the end of time."
Until the end of time! Scary stuff—but these guys are just getting warmed up.

Next, they urge fellow warmists to help "enlist" thousands of colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, and faith groups to host "educational events" in which over a million Americans might join "in solutions-driven" and "intergenerational" dialogue. Of course, a quick glance at the site's recommended teach-in "models" confirms that "dialogue" will be in short supply, as each and every curriculum involves force-feeding AGW to young minds as a fait accompli, while ignoring glaring growing evidence to the contrary.

Indeed, the only "intergenerational" communication these ideologues intend is purely upstream in direction. As Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis pointed out last year:
"Global warming activists understand that children's opinions are easily swayed, and that the most effective way to proselytize adults is to indoctrinate their kids."
And sway they will, as it appears that schools from across the nation have heeded the false alarm and plan to participate in today's trans-American propaganda session.

Step 1: Teach the Children That Carbon Emissions are Destructive and Unjust

The focal point of the event is the airing of the National Teach-In webcast [video]—a turgid amalgam of alarmist exaggerations, scare stories, unsubstantiated projections, and outlandish conclusions, all dosed out with a spoonful of socialism disguised as kid-friendly sounding "fairness" and "justice." [Note: emphasis added throughout]

Program Co-Director Eban Goodstein opens with the spectacular and unauthenticated announcement that if you're under 30, then "over your lifetime the planet is going to heat up somewhere between 4 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit," then offers the vexed kids salvation in that "by the time you reach my age, you will bring an end to the fossil-fuel era." He then rattles off a flighty laundry list of ways their generation "will lay the foundation for a just and sustainable world." Read that [as] redistribute wealth and technology on an international level.

PCAP advisor David Orr adds more liberal fantasy, claiming that proper energy and climate policy will somehow solve crime, foreign policy, poverty and yes—fairness issues. And activist Dianne Dillon Ridgley also supplements the class struggle appeal, praising future good climate policy for "bringing equity and justice into the entire workings of this country."

Fairness? Equity? Justice? Surely, these are words more suited to chic anti-establishment "back-to-nature" 60's leftovers than modern climate experts.

But National Wildlife Federation Policy Coordinator Ragini Kapadia baits a different hook, attempting to tap youthful pride by crediting the young with driving historic social changes like civil rights, women's suffrage, and ending the Viet Nam war.

And for those children hip to the dazzling disconnect between those genuine issues and hyped AGW, her boss sits ready to exploit another kid-friendly issue—animal welfare. NWF president Larry Schweiger makes the outrageous, and again-unsubstantiated, claim that scientists "have told us that we're going to lose somewhere between thirty and even upwards of seventy percent of the total species of life on the planet" if we don't act quickly. Seventy percent? Which scientists? Have these people no shame?

Goodstein returns to tell young viewers—with a straight face, mind you—that for the past 30 years scientists have been "desperately searching for some other explanation than the blanketing effect of carbon dioxide to explain the rapid warming of the planet." But, asserts Goodstein:
"It's not solar variations, it's not natural cycles, and the simple carbon blanket story explains the data with frightening elegance. The IPCC has shown that to hold global warming to the low end, we must act in the next year or two."
Such a classic alarmist fusion of two Goebbels techniques: one asserting that successful propaganda "must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over," and the other exemplified by these words spoken during a speech intended to reinvigorate Nazi resolve after the devastating Battle of Stalingrad: "Danger faces us. We must act quickly and decisively, or it will be too late."

Notice how as recent cooling threatens warmists with their own philosophical Stalingrad, they sound increasingly similar to the Nazi Propaganda Minister? How ironic that it is they who've exploited Holocaust allegory in calling skeptics "deniers" and coal trains "boxcars headed to crematoria."

For his grand finale, Goodstein adds a stunningly egocentric new twist to the old logical fallacy of appeal to authority by claiming that "while many Americans, including many political leaders, do not understand the profound risks posed by the nonlinear dynamics of the climate system, as educators, students, and informed citizens—we do." I invite you to read those words again, this time aware that they were spoken by an Economics Professor.

Sadly, the children will be exposed only to the professor's solipsistic it's true because I say so scientific method, and, short parental intervention, will learn nothing of the 650-plus and growing number of international scientists challenging AGW.

Step 2: Teach the Children They Can Solve the "Carbon Problem"

The MTV-tyle High School model suggests organizers "plan a cool event," which includes airing Gore's eco-sci-fi flick and holding forums with hysterical titles like Meaning of Mass Extinction and The End of Suburbia?, and such activities as having a Climate Friendly Dance and holding a Car Bash. For those not green-savvy, the latter is when you "allow students to pay a few dollars to take a couple good whacks at a donated SUV or other inefficient vehicle." No methane fermentable feces.

But it's the Kindergarten through 8th grade model these dread-o-philes have concocted that's the more disturbing. It augments its unilateral rhetoric with two dubiously conceived hands-on science projects, one which claims to model "the effect of CO2 and other ‘greenhouse gases' on the Earth's temperature." Young students are instructed to divide an empty aquarium into two equal parts and to create CO2 on one side using vinegar and baking soda. Light sources of equal brightness and distance are then shone into both sides, and their temperature is documented for ten minutes in sixty second intervals. The project instructions state that:
"CO2 is heavier than air, so will stay in the chamber if undisturbed. This demonstrates the effect of CO2 hanging in the atmosphere. The students should be able to show that the CO2 remained in the chamber, and at the end of the experiment, the temperature was higher in that compartment than the one only filled with air."
Given their confidence in the outcome, and the false impression it might leave on developing minds, I wondered whether the experiment actually provided valid evidence of any greenhouse effect driven by CO2 concentrations in Earth's atmosphere.

Smelling a big green rat, I posed the question to climate expert Dr. Roy Spencer, who was gracious enough to reply:
I discussed the experiment with a couple of other experts, and it seems to us the experiment is not well designed. The warming effect from the extra CO2 would be so small that other differences between the two sides of the aquarium in the experiment would probably dominate. For instance,
1. How do you make sure you have exactly the same light intensity going into both sides?

2. What about the chemical reaction on the side the CO2 is generated on? Does it generate heat, or absorb it?

3. What about the extra water vapor on the CO2 side? The chemical reaction that produces CO2 also produces water, which means there will be more water vapor on that side, and water vapor absorbs visible light and that might make it warmer.
All in all, the experiment gives the impression that the warming effect of CO2 is large, when it is really quite small. But probably 50% of the people who do the experiment will get the CO2 side warmer just by chance... like flipping a coin.
Any doubt that 50% will be spun as anything short of conclusive?

So then, wrongly convinced that they've just verified AGW, the children are asked to ponder sources of "human-induced creation or release of greenhouse gases." And in an effort to inflict maximum asinine "carbon footprint" shame on these poor kids, they're taught that "even though a thing may not require energy to work, the creation of the thing may have taken a lot of energy and contributed to global warming."

So virtually everything they and mommy and daddy do that requires energy is bad.

Stopping the Hansen-Jugend Blitz

Between 1936 and 1945, German boys 13 and older were forced to join a paramilitary group known as Hitler-Jugend (Hitler Youth), where they were indoctrinated early into the Nazi belief system, most notably eugenics and its cousin—anti-Semitism. They, too, were taught that their parents were potentially ideologically dangerous. And they, too, were expected to proselytize their elders.

Adolf Hitler was well aware that many adults saw right through Nazi propaganda, and his remedy was disturbingly similar to that of climate alarmists described by Marlo Lewis in the first section of this piece.

But Hitler Youth also acted as clandestine thought police, denouncing anyone criticizing party doctrine—often including their parents. And while books like James Russell's How to Turn Your Parents Green currently provoke children to only "nag, pester, bug, torment and punish people who are merrily wrecking our world," what might the future hold for these Hansen Youth as green regulation and legislation spew from the deranged warmists in Congress and our new Administration?

So how do we save our kids' minds from these eco-fascists? Sure, we retain some control over the green nonsense our kids are exposed to on TV and online. And should we choose to send them to a University or church that preaches this baloney, well, that's our decision. But the public schools are another matter. To me, teaching AGW dogma to my children is no different or less outrageous than training them in another man's religion. In fact, AGW has become such a pagan creed that a case might one day be made that such instruction violates the "Establishment Clause" of the First Amendment.

But until then, it's up to us to loudly discourage our school districts from such "teach-ins" and to remove any green mush that nonetheless finds itself between our kids' ears.

And to teach our children well.

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Updated 2/9/10 (Newest Additions at End of List)

May 27, 2009

Conditioning Our Youth to Accept Microchip Implants

New Theme Park Wristbands Carry Ability of a Debit Card

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2009

In a nondescript manufacturing plant on a quiet San Fernando cul-de-sac, a khaki-green machine the size of two pool tables end to end sucks in bright pink ribbon and spits out one of the hottest fashions in theme parks.

Here, in the northern stretches of suburban Los Angeles, the private company that began producing plastic hospital wristbands out of a Burbank garage more than 50 years ago has become the nation’s top producer of a new microchip-enhanced wristband for amusement parks, concerts, resorts and gyms.

The wristbands use the same technology as electronic toll booths, security key cards, and the newest U.S. passports. But at Precision Dynamics Corp., this sophisticated electronic know-how has found its niche at theme parks, where the high-tech wristbands act as high-security admission passes, cashless debit cards, hotel room keys, and a form of identification to reunite lost children with parents.

In the past year alone, Precision Dynamics’ wristbands came online at Great Wolf Resorts’ newest water park in Concord, N.C., at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Galveston, Texas, and at Water World, one of the nation’s largest water parks, near Denver. In total, more than 50 theme parks strap the wristbands on incoming guests.

Company leaders envision a future when they can expand the technology for use for border security and hospital identification, among other uses.
“All sorts of things can be done with this technology,” said Walter Mosher Jr. a company founder and member of the board of directors.
Precision Dynamics began in 1956 when a friend who worked in hospital supplies suggested that Mosher, a University of California, Los Angeles engineering student, design a better wristband to identify patients at hospitals. At the time, hospitals made wristbands from plastic tubes, using separate tools to cut and fasten the bands on patients. For infants, hospital workers strung together lettered beads that spelled the babies’ names.

At the machine shop at Burbank High School, Mosher and two partners devised a one-piece, plastic wristband that required no tools to fasten. The business that started with only $2,000 in startup money has expanded to 680 employees, a handful of trademark patents and offices in Brussels, Belgium; Japan; Italy; Mexico and Brazil.

In 2006, Mosher sued Precision Dynamics in a dispute over the election of board members. But the dispute was settled out of court last year with a deal that keeps Mosher as a shareholder and member of the board of directors.

The idea of using radio frequency identification, known as RFID, technology in wristbands came to Mosher about 10 years ago when he learned that microchips were being implanted in dogs and cats to identify them in shelters and veterinary clinics. A short time later, company Vice President Robin Barber moved ahead with the idea after meeting with managers from Great Wolf Resorts, who wanted to let guests buy food and drinks at the water parks without carrying a wallet or cash.

The result was a patented wristband affixed with a tiny antenna and a microchip, only slightly bigger than a postage stamp. Each microchip is programmed with a unique 16-character code. A separate device known as a “reader” emits a low-power radio wave that powers up the chip to collect the information and upload it into a computer. Thus the wristband acts as a key to access a computerized debit account or unlock an electronic hotel room or clothes locker.

The microchip wristbands represent about $3 million in annual sales for Precision Dynamics, representing only a fraction of the company’s more than $100 million in annual sales, according to company officials.

At theme parks, parents use a special kiosk to upload money that their children can spend. The microchips are coded so that the wristbands can be used only during a specific day. After a hotel or theme park guest checks out, the wristbands become obsolete.

Because cashless spending is more convenient, industry reports suggest that guests who use the wristbands spend as much as 25 percent more.
“Our guests appreciate the convenience of it all,” said Jennifer Beranek, a spokeswoman for Great Wolf Resorts, which uses Precision Dynamics wristbands at seven of its 12 water parks.
But price remains a barrier for expanding the technology. Wristbands that use bar-code technology sell for as little as 14 cents each while the RFID wristbands sell for about $1. An RFID reader sells for about $450 each, roughly twice the cost of a bar-code reader.

May 16, 2009

Boy Scouts to Become Tomorrow’s Gestapo

He alone who owns the youth, gains the future. - Adolf Hitler, 1935

Government Readies Youth Corps to Take on Vets

By Paul Joseph Watson & Kurt Nimmo, Prison Planet
May 15, 2009

“Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor,” begins a shocking New York Times article reporting on how the Boy Scouts are being trained to take on domestic terrorists, which apparently would include war veterans and American citizens if the Homeland Security definition of a terrorist is to be applied.

Homeland Security and the FBI are behind the effort to indoctrinate and train the Boy Scouts to become tomorrow’s Gestapo. “Our end goal is to create more agents,” April McKee, a senior Border Patrol agent, told the Times. “Before it was more about the basics,” said Johnny Longoria, a Border Patrol agent. “But now our emphasis is on terrorism, illegal entry, drugs and human smuggling.”

Is this the literal creation of Hitler-Jugend style youth brigades designed to act as the front line for eventual programs of mass internment and gun confiscation in the advent of a national emergency?

In Nazi Germany, the Hitler Youth succeeded the Boy Scout movement. Hitler Youth training was militarized in comparison to the Boy Scout network, which was largely based around education. Boys aged fourteen and upwards, as well as a separate branch aged 10-14, were trained at preparatory schools to become future Nazi leaders. At its height in 1940, and after it had become mandatory to join, the Hitler Youth boasted no less than 8 million members.

Apparently in a shift away from the traditional Boy Scouts activities of sports, camping, survival skills and team leadership, the government is now training children “to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence” under the banner of the Explorers program, with the aid of military-style exercises aimed at subduing insurgents.

In one scenario, boys are trained how to conduct drug raids and take out an “obstreperous lookout.” “Put him on his face and put a knee in his back,” a Border Patrol agent explained. “I guarantee that he’ll shut up.”

In other situations, Boy Scouts are trained to disarm “suspected terrorists” and subdue them, including Iraq war veterans.

Scouts are trained to identify the enemy. In a competition in Arizona, one role-player wore traditional Arab dress. “If we’re looking at 9/11 and what a Middle Eastern terrorist would be like,” said A. J. Lowenthal, a sheriff’s deputy in Imperial County, California, “then maybe your role-player would look like that. I don’t know, would you call that politically incorrect?”

Politically correct or not, Homeland Security and the FBI realize Arabs are not the enemy — “rightwing extremists” are.

Last month, Infowars reported on a document produced by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Coordinating Center identifying advocates of the Second Amendment, veterans, pro-life activists, and militia members as dangerous terrorists. A subsequent DHS document, entitled “Domestic Extremism Lexicon,” pinpointed “antigovernment” types “rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority” as possible terrorists. “Islamic groups are specifically excluded from this document,” writes Benjamin Sarlin for the Daily Beast.

The new Gestapo Boy Scouts program will train the new Hitler Youth — or Obama youth — for the challenges of a totalitarian globalist future. As the planned implosion of the economy unfolds and unemployment increases, the federal government is picking up the slack. “In the wake of the huge stimulus package to jumpstart the economy, plenty of new positions are being created by 2010. The agencies that will benefit include the Defense, Commerce, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments,” writes Judi Hasson for Fierce Government.

Gestapo Scouts will be required to combat “rightwing extremists” who will refuse to turn in their firearms after the next false flag terror attack or engineered pandemic. SWAT Scouts will be called to deal with those who refuse to participate in mandatory vaccinations. Police state Scouts will be the vanguard for Obama’s million-man Civilian National Security Corps, “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military.

It’s up to the New York Times, as the premier “liberal” propaganda outfit, to sell the militarization of the Boy Scouts to the American people, using the standard bugaboos of Arab terrorists, drug cartel thugs, and marijuana cultivators as the example of why all of this is necessary.

In the real world, however, government is not primarily concerned with drug dealers — after all, the government and Wall Street run most of the drugs — they are worried about growing opposition to the destruction of the Constitution and the imposition of world government by a cabal of international bankers and their corporate fascist partners in crime.

Boy Scouts Train to Become Homeland Gestapo

Kurt Nimmo, Infowars
May 14, 2009

Once upon a time the Boy Scouts were about camping, backpacking, and canoeing. Boy Scouts were into high adventure and sporting activities. Scouts were about preventing forest fires and “Do a Good Turn Daily.” Scouts worked with the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. They cherished ideals such as the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.

Now the Boy Scouts have a new mission — fighting terrorism, rounding up illegal aliens, search and destroying marijuana fields, and embracing the SWAT mentality.

“The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters,” reports the New York Times.

“Just as there are soccer moms, there are Explorers dads, who attend the competitions, man the hamburger grill and donate their land for the simulated marijuana field raids. In their training, the would-be law-enforcement officers do not mess around, as revealed at a recent competition on the state fairgrounds here, where a Ferris wheel sat next to the police cars set up for a felony investigation,” Jennifer Steinhauer writes for the Times.

H.R. 1388 The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
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Bilderberg Group Plans Next Steps Toward World Government

The 57th meeting of representatives from Western European and North American countries known as Bilderberg Group was held at the Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Greece, from May 14-17, 2009.

Bilderberg Wants Global Department of Health, Global Treasury

By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet
May 16, 2009

Veteran investigative journalist Jim Tucker has uncovered Bilderberg’s 2009 agenda, which includes the plan for a global department of health, a global treasury, and a shortened depression rather than a longer economic downturn.

Appearing on The Alex Jones Show, Tucker said that former Swedish Prime Minister and regular Bilderberg attendee Carl Bildt “made a speech advocating turning the World Health Organization (WHO) into a world department of health and advocating turning the International Monetary Fund (IMF) into a world department of treasury, both of course under the auspices of the United Nations.”

Tucker noted that such moves would constitute giant steps toward the world government that Bilderberg has set about to achieve but has been frustrated in finalizing over the past 10 years.

Tucker said that Bilderberg are keen on stressing the problems caused by the economic crisis, as well as the threat of a disease pandemic, as a means of justifying centralization of power.

According to Tucker, Bildt also discussed global warming in the context of a global tax on carbon emissions, which has long been a part of Bilderberg’s agenda. The global tax, which will be paid directly to the UN, will be introduced gradually: first of all as a barely noticeable tax at the gas pump, before being hiked up once it is in place, said Tucker.

Regarding the crucial Lisbon Treaty, which was struck down after Irish voters said no to its passage last year, Tucker said that Bilderberg were planning to privately send representatives to Ireland to talk to political leaders in an effort to push the treaty through. The EU requires all member states to ratify the treaty before it can be passed, and Irish voters will again be asked to vote in a referendum later this year despite having already rejected the treaty last year.

Tucker said that a key component of this year’s Bilderberg Group meeting was an effort to get President Obama to “slip through ratification of the International Criminal Court treaty” by forwarding it to the Senate to be voted on.
“Their tactics are this,” said Tucker. “Obama is to sweet talk the many left-wing Democrats in Congress who really want the International Criminal Court treaty; they’re just scared because people were so strongly opposed to surrendering sovereignty that they were afraid to vote for it—political cowards. So Obama’s going to sweet talk them and say, don’t worry, we’ll have more liberals in the Senate after the 2010 elections… so in January of 2011, when the new Senate is seated, you can ratify it late on a Saturday night when it’s too late for Sunday morning papers and to re-plan the Sunday talk shows… there will be no political reprisals.”
Tucker confirmed the information, first released by Daniel Estulin, that Bilderbergers were discussing whether to sink the economy quickly or drag on a long agonizing depression.
“Treasury Secretary Geithner and Carl Bildt touted a shorter recession, not a 10-year recession… partly because a 10-year recession would damage Bilderberg industrialists themselves. As much as they want to have a global department of labor and a global department of treasury, they still like making money… and such a long recession would cost them big bucks industrially because nobody is buying their toys… the tilt is towards keeping it short,” said Tucker.
Tucker concluded by noting that Bilderberg members seemed grim-faced at this year’s meeting and that geopolitically “things are going bad for them… Americans are responding, Europeans are responding, and their program is being blocked.”

16-Part YouTube VIDEO: Alex Jones Inteviews Jim Tucker on Bilderberg Meeting 2009

Tucker from Greece: Bilderbergers Own President Obama

By James P. Tucker, American Free Press
May 15, 2009

Bilderberg luminaries all appeared grim-faced as they stepped from their limos on to the grounds of the Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Greece. They arrived from the airport in nearby Athens, escorted by police with sirens blaring.

The world economy is at the top of the Bilderberg agenda. Bilderberg will debate how to exploit the global recession and fabrications about “swine flu” to advance its world government goals. Bilderberg’s agenda has expanded, even as public awareness has grown.

Sources within Bilderberg said President Obama will be instructed to make another effort to get the United States to sign on to the International Criminal Court. The ICC treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would be superior to the Constitution, able to overrule Congress and the Supreme Court, and impose “world law” on America. Bilderberg leaders said they understood the effort would have to be handled with “subtle delicacy” because of the Senate’s traditional hostility to joining the ICC.

Former President Bill Clinton, who attended Bilderberg as the obscure governor of Arkansas in 1991 and was later elected president in 1992, OK’d the ICC treaty, even though a test vote showed more than 90 senators objecting to the treaty, including world government advocates who were scared off by patriotic voters made aware of the perils by The Spotlight, the inspiration for American Free Press. So Clinton dared not submit the ICC treaty for ratification and was forced to wait for a wind change in politics.

But Bilderberg owns President Obama, who sees himself as a “citizen of the world.” He will be sweet-talking Senate supporters who are afraid to back the treaty. He will be hoping for an even more left-wing Senate after the 2010 election. His goal, as dictated by Bilderberg, is to persuade the new Senate (to be seated in January 2011) to ratify the ICC treaty late on a Saturday night, too late for the Sunday papers or to make changes in the Sunday TV talkies.

You will not read of this in the Bilderberg-controlled Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times or hear about it on network news broadcasts.

AFP editor James P. Tucker Jr. is a veteran journalist who spent many years as a member of the “elite” media in Washington. Since 1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group. Tucker is the author of Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary: One Man’s 25-Year Battle to Shine the Light on the World Shadow Government. Bound in an attractive full-color softcover and containing 272 pages—loaded with photos, many never published before—the book recounts Tucker’s experiences over the last quarter century at Bilderberg meetings.

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May 15, 2009

One Step Closer to the Microchip Implant

National ID Cards Launched in Manchester, England

May 6, 2009

Manchester will this autumn become the first city where people can sign up for an ID card, said home secretary Jacqui Smith. "ID cards will deliver real benefits to everyone, including increased protection against criminals, illegal immigrants and terrorists," added Ms Smith.

The home secretary's speech signals her determination to push ahead, despite opposition, with the cards, which will initially cost £30. The Tories and Lib Dems want the £5bn scheme scrapped, while some Labour MPs have expressed doubts about its cost.

The Conservatives claim the Cabinet is split on ID cards, with some ministers keen to scrap them to save money. But the Home Office says it is determined to push ahead, claiming ID cards will reduce fraud - thus saving money - and are vital to combating terrorism and organised crime.

At a series of meetings on Wednesday, Ms Smith said post offices and pharmacies could play an important role in the success of the ID scheme, allowing people to give their fingerprints and a face scan while "out doing the shopping."

Anyone over 16 in the city with a UK passport will be able to apply for a card from the Home Office. The cost of the cards will be capped at £30 for the first two years and then there will be an additional cost to the applicant of getting a card via a post office or High Street pharmacy. This charge has yet to be decided, but the Home Office says it hopes it will be "competitive," and reports have put the total cost at about £60.

People in Manchester will only be able to get the cards by applying directly to the National Identity Service. They will then be told later in the year how to get their card, which will probably involve a visit to the Manchester passport office to be interviewed and have their fingerprints and photo taken. They will not be able to get them from shops and post offices for another two years.

Government officials will seek to allay people's concerns about the amount of personal data to be collected and retained for the new cards, saying it will be no greater than for passports. "I think it is important to recognise that we're not collecting some massive accumulation of information about citizens," said James Hall, chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service.

Efforts to issue cards to pilots and other airport workers - a scheme which is being trialled at Manchester and London City airports - are meeting with growing resistance. Pilots say they are effectively being forced into signing up for the cards.
"Our members believed the government promise that the ID card would be voluntary," said Jim McAuslan, general secretary of the pilots' union Balpa. "But they now know it is anything but. Our members must have an airside pass to operate aircraft and now discover that to get that pass they must have a national ID card. This is coercion and a case of Big Brother knows best."
Officials said they were prepared to work with unions to resolve any differences but stressed that ID cards would improve security at airports and speed up recruitment procedures.

The Manchester launch will mark the beginning of the main phase of the ID scheme which ministers say will culminate in cards being available nationwide by 2012.

2009: Workers at Manchester and London City airport
Autumn 2009: Manchester pilot
2010: Students opening bank accounts offered ID cards
2011/2012: All UK passport applicants
2015: 90% foreign nationals covered
2017: Full roll-out?

Non-EU residents have been required to have identity cards since the end of last year.

Brain Scanning May Be Used in Security Checks

The Guardian
May 12, 2009

Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify ­identities for security checks. The experiments, which also examined the potential of heart rhythms to authenticate individuals, were conducted under an EU-funded inquiry into biometric systems that could be deployed at airports, borders, and in sensitive locations to screen out terrorist suspects.

Another series of tests fitted a “sensing seat” to a truck to record each driver’s characteristic seated posture in an attempt to spot whether commercial vehicles had been hijacked.

Details of the Humabio (Human Monitoring and Authentication using Biodynamic Indicators and Behaviourial Analysis) pilot projects have been published amid further evidence of biometric technologies penetrating everyday lives.

The Foreign Office plans to spend up to £15m on fixed and mobile security devices that use methods including "Facial recognition (two and/or three dimensional), fingerprint recognition, iris recognition and vein imaging palm recognition."

The biometric sensors and systems, it appears, will primarily be deployed to protect UK embassies around the world. The contract, about which the FCO declined to elaborate further, also mentions "surveillance" and "data collection" services.

The Home Office, meanwhile, has confirmed rapid expansion plans of automated facial recognition gates: 10 will be operating at major UK airports by August. Passengers holding the latest generation of passports travelling through Manchester and Stansted are already being checked by facial-recognition cameras.

Biometric identity checks are also becoming more common in the world of commercial gadgets. New versions of computer laptops and mobile phones are entering the market with built-in fingerprint scanners to prevent other people running up large bills and misusing pilfered hi-tech equipment.

Among security experts there is a preference for developing biometric security devices that do not rely on measuring solely one physiological trait: offering choice makes scanning appear less intrusive and allows for double-checking.

The holy grail of the biometrics industry is a scanning mechanism that is socially acceptable in an era of mass transit and 100 per cent accurate. Researchers are eager to produce 'non-contact' biometric systems that can check any individual's identity at a distance.

The US government's secretive IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) is seeking development proposals to enhance such technologies. Insisting that it is not interested in 'contact-type' biometrics, it asks for ideas that will "significantly advance the intelligence community's ability to achieve high-confidence match performance ... [for] high fidelity biometric signatures".

The Humabio project, based in Greece, is involved more in blue-sky scientific thinking than in intelligence work. Its research, highlighted in the latest issue of Biometric Technology Today, is at a "pre-commercial, proof-of-concept stage."

May 12, 2009

Google's YouTube is Waging a War on Free Speech

YouTube Free Speech Purge Accelerates, Infowarrior Channel Banned

By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet
May 12, 2009

YouTube accelerated its aggressive purge against free speech today after the video networking website suspended the Infowarrior Channel, which was the replacement for the previously censored Alex Jones Channel.

When attempting to visit the Infowarrior Channel this morning, one is met with the message, “This account is suspended.”

Just as before, no credible reason has been provided for the suspension of channel. The original Alex Jones Channel was suspended because YouTube claimed that showing a computer print out of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news article on camera constituted “copyright violation,” despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette denied ever making a copyright complaint.

The real reason for the censorship is of course YouTube’s move towards becoming nothing more than a corporate shell for big studio production companies. The company is hemmoraging money because its current format is not a sustainable business model. However, despite doing what any normal company would do in such a situation and accepting advertising, YouTube has decided to just hand over the direction of its whole content to corporate interests.

However, YouTube’s decision to ban both the Infowarrior and the Alex Jones Channel has seemingly backfired, with more Alex Jones videos appearing on YouTube than ever before.

A general video search by date of the term “Alex Jones” on the YouTube website shows that YouTube users have met our challenge to fight back against Internet censorship, not by admitting defeat and abandoning YouTube, but by bombarding the website with more Alex Jones video uploads than ever before.

Not only are there multiple times more Alex Jones videos being added to YouTube on an hourly basis, but they are being uploaded from numerous different user accounts, making it difficult for YouTube to target individual accounts for suspension.

At time of writing, the first two pages of Alex Jones related videos, when one searches by “recently added,” have been uploaded by no less than 14 different user accounts.

The London Daily News has now picked up on the story, reporting on its website:
“Radio and internet journalist Alex Jones has been censored by the internet giant YouTube with the removal of the 'Alex Jones Channel' from the site, causing revulsion across the United States and Europe, in what is increasingly being seen as another example of a 'Big Brother' intervention in the democratic process.”

“Increasingly YouTube has been scorned for its move away from its foundation of 'free speech video' to being seen as part of the establishment it tried to redefine when it was first established,” states the report.
In a related development, Google Video has now suspended all new content from being uploaded and is re-directing users to YouTube, where full videos longer than 10 minutes cannot be uploaded without a special “director” account.
“If current videos will remain online, and for how long, is anyone’s guess. The move to suspend all new content from being uploaded adds another attempt to the growing list of methods used to remove viral content from the Internet that is damaging to the Establishment and the New World Order,” writes Mark Dice of the Resistance Manifesto.
We would normally encourage people to subscribe to the new official Alex Jones channel on YouTube, The Infowarrior, but since that has now also been banned we can only reiterate our challenge for YouTube users to continue to upload Alex Jones videos in large quantities in order to break down the electronic Berlin Wall that YouTube and other large video sharing websites are apparently trying to erect at the behest of their corporate masters.

YouTube’s disdain for free speech is rivaled only by their unsurpassed stupidity. Don’t they realize that the more Alex Jones channels they ban, the more resentment they will create amongst YouTube users? This will only lead to more Alex Jones related videos being posted on YouTube. In engaging in this wanton censorship, YouTube is only making a rod for its own back.

While allowing all kinds of x-rated trash to appear on a website that is frequented by millions of children, YouTube is waging a war on free speech and the alternative media by consistently banning our video channels under phony pretexts invented as a way to hide the real reason behind the purge—YouTube’s transformation from a much-loved and popular user-driven video website to a hollow shell that puts the interests of its corporate sponsors above those of the people who helped make it one of the biggest websites in the world today.

Perhaps YouTube should be renamed “Corporate Tube,” because the “You” is certainly being taken out of the equation altogether.

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Updated 4/23/10 (Newest Additions at End of List)

May 9, 2009

Second Faze of Swine Flu in Fall 2009 to be Deadlier

Swine Flu A Hoax, But Martial Law All Too Real

By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet
May 4, 2009

The H1N1 virus itself has claimed less lives than a normal flu outbreak would be expected to kill, but the architecture of martial law in the form of draconian measures readied to combat a pandemic has been firmly locked into place.

Health authorities are now toning down their apocalyptic predictions of a swine flu pandemic after the virus proved to be milder than originally feared, but officials are warning that a deadlier form of the illness could return in autumn or winter.

The gargantuan fearmongering engaged in by western governments, despite the virus killing just one 23-month-old toddler in the U.S., has set the standard for what we can expect to see when the next outbreak occurs, which officials are already proclaiming will be later this year.

“With pandemics you get two phases. A first that is often very mild and then a much more serious one in the autumn and winter,” said UK Health Secretary Alan Johnson, “So we have to not just deal with this outbreak now, but prepare, perhaps, for a second phase.”
We know now what that preparation will entail - the creation of a vaccine to combat swine flu, which, if recent history is to go by, will be more dangerous than the virus itself. Naturally, the vaccine will be voluntary to begin with, but once another pandemic is unleashed and the fearmongering kicks into warp drive once again, calls for mandatory vaccination will reach a crescendo, and the media are already preparing American to accept that premise.

In addition, the Department of Homeland Security has established an outline of how BATF, FBI, and U.S. marshals will be called upon to impose mandatory quarantines in the event of a widespread swine flu outbreak in the U.S. Under executive order 13375 (amendment to executive order 13295) if citizens attempt to free themselves from “involuntary isolation” they will be subject to a $250,000 fine and one year in jail.

Saturation media coverage of the H1N1 scare has acclimatized people to seeing images of armed soldiers on the streets giving orders and working with the police. Endless images of troops handing out face masks to citizens in Mexico City has entrenched the notion in the minds of the population that troops are there to “help” in times of crisis.

We also learn that “regional governments can invoke 'draconian' powers if the swine flu virus reaches a worst-case scenario, from monitoring people in their own homes to seizing control of entire economies,” according to an AFP report.

The Australian government’s plan “allows for 'extraordinary measures' including the power to manage the supply of goods and services, giving it effective control over the economy,” states the article.

The swine flu virus has proven less deadly than the common cold in Britain and the U.S., yet the media is still awash with stories about school closures, cancelled events, and every little detail about each individual case. Why is this still even in the news? Would it normally be a major national news story if you got the sniffles?

The swine flu hoax has been a perfect beta-test for how the media will hype doomsday scenarios when the next pandemic occurs.

Governments could not have established such draconian response plans without the aid of media scaremongering, and now that these measures have been set in stone, we can only wait for them to be fully enacted the next time a deadlier outbreak occurs, as officials are so enthusiastic to promise.

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CDC bureaucrat preaches to the masses about the phony flu pandemic.
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Updated 7/11/09 (Newest Additions at End of List)

May 6, 2009

Nations are Trapped on a Debt Treadmill from Which There is No Escape

Obama’s New World Order

By Stephen Lendman, Global Research
April 10, 2009

This article addresses Washington’s financial coup d’etat in the context of discussing Michael Hudson’s important, very lengthy, and detailed Global Research article on April 5 titled: “The Financial War Against Iceland - Being Defeated By Debt is as Deadly as Outright Military Warfare.” It reviews the key information in advance of Hudson’s April 14 scheduled appearance on The Global Research News Hour.

The global economic crisis was no accident. It was long ago hatched, and has been brewing for years, gestating, percolating, then bubbling into the 2000 tech crash, a mere prelude for today’s greater one spreading everywhere like a cancer, but hitting the developing world and most indebted nations hardest.

Hudson: “Iceland is Under Attack - Not Militarily But Financially.”

What’s true for Iceland holds everywhere, including the developed world, the idea being to enrich finance capitalism through state-sponsored debt bondage and neo-feudal impoverishment.

Like many others, “It owes more than it can pay” and is bankrupt. It was planned that way, and the idea is to strip-mine the nation and its people of their resources, enterprises, assets, land, homes, jobs and futures through perpetual debt bondage.

Bankers get enriched. Nations and people, however, are discarded like trash, with the IMF as enforcer, to be reinvigorated with an additional (G 20-pledged) $750 billion, quadrupling its resources to $1 trillion if fulfilled.

Wall Street and Western European bankers planned it and now ordered the government “to sell off the nation’s public domain, its natural resources, and public enterprises to pay (its) financial gambling debts.” Also, raise permanent taxes at the worst possible time, then suck the maximum wealth from the country leaving behind an empty hulk and impoverished, desperate population.

It’s called dystopia, which Merriam-Webster defines as “an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives,” the opposite of utopia under conditions of deprivation, poverty, disease, violence, oppression, and terror, much like in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

"My recent novel [Nineteen Eighty-Four] is NOT intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labour Party (of which I am a supporter) but as a show-up of the perversions ... which have already been partly realized in Communism and Fascism. ...The scene of the book is laid in Britain in order to emphasize that the English-speaking races are not innately better than anyone else and that totalitarianism, if not fought against, could triumph anywhere." - George Orwell, June 16, 1949
Permanent debt bondage “is as deadly as outright military” defeat. Loss of livelihoods and assets leave people vulnerable to sickness, despair, and early deaths, much like what happened to post-Soviet Russia under Washington-imposed “shock therapy:”
  • 80% of farmers went bankrupt;
  • around 70,000 state factories closed;
  • unemployment became epidemic;
  • a permanent underclass was created;
  • poverty rose from two million in 1989 to 74 million by the mid-1990s, and in half the cases it was desperate;
  • alcoholism and drug abuse soared; so did HIV/AIDS 20-fold; suicides also and violent crime four-fold; and
  • the population declined by 700,000 a year; by 2007 it was 10% lower than in 1989 because of sharply reduced life expectancies.
Iceland, the developing world, and the West take note: this cancer is heading everywhere, courtesy of banker-imposed diktats, mainly from America and the UK. They insist Iceland “impoverish its citizens by paying debts in ways (they’d) never follow” even though the government has no way to do it.

No matter. “They are quite willing to take payment in the form of foreclosure on the nation’s natural resources, land and housing, and a mortgage on the next few centuries of its future”—perpetual debt bondage no different than the spoils of war under permanent occupation.

However, in this case, debtors are convinced to pay voluntarily “to put creditor interests above the economy’s prosperity (and) national interest.” Their indebtedness comes at a huge cost—“chronic currency depreciation (and) domestic price inflation for many decades to come.”

Contrast this to how developed countries, like America, handle debt—by inflating (not deflating) their way out to pay it off with cheap (reduced purchasing power) money because inflation erodes its value. It’s simple—by printing money and running budget deficits the way Washington did after Nixon closed the gold window in August 1971, ended the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement, and no longer let dollars be backed by gold or converted into it in international markets.

A new monetary system creates money like confetti, and lets us spend and live beyond our means--then have developing and indebted nations pay the price.

In recent years, dollar weakness and price inflation “wiped out much of the US international debt.”

The Iceland model turns “this inflationary solution inside out… in violation of traditional credit practice.” Instead of currency inflation, Iceland “inflate(d) its way into debt, not out of it, (by) indexing (it) to the rate of inflation,” thus guaranteeing “a unique windfall for banks at the expense of wage earners and industrial profits.” The result: destruction of its traditional way of life.

Iceland must “repudiate this debt bomb” to escape. It’s indexed to inflation and “will never lose value.” It’s caught in a destructive whirlpool creating economic shrinkage, falling assets and wages in the face of perpetually burgeoning debt, the same global model needing to be exposed and renounced “now.” Otherwise, economies will be hollowed out, “capital formation will plunge,” people will be impoverished, and many won’t survive.

Hudson’s Background

His expertise comes from “having been an insider to imperial-style plundering… for forty years”—as an economist for Chase Manhattan Bank, Arthur Andersen, and the UN Institute for Training and Development (UNITAR). He’s also taught economics since 1969, heads a Harvard-based economic and financial history group, is a Research Professor at the University of Missouri, and organized the first sovereign-debt fund in 1990 at Scudder, Stevens and Clark.

“All these jobs (except his current professorship) involved analyzing the limited ability of debtor countries to pay—how much could be extracted from them through foreign-currency loans and how much public infrastructure (could) be sold off (through) voluntary virtual foreclosure (under) creditor-dictated rules.”

He advises countries not to borrow in foreign currencies, instead “monetize their own credit for domestic spending and investment.” Iceland broke “the cardinal rule of international finance: never borrow in a foreign currency for credit” that can freely be created at home. “Governments can inflate their way out of domestic debt,” not the foreign kind.

Post-Soviet economies did it the wrong way, now suffer, and recent riots highlight their problems. “Instead of helping them industrialize and become more efficient,” Western bankers loaded them with debt and exploited them—not for manufacturing and infrastructure development, as loans against existing real estate and infrastructure, to suck as much wealth out quickly.

It produced “bubble economies built on debt-financed real estate and stock market inflation,” illusory wealth “bubbles (that) always burst.” The only sustainable financing of imports is through enough exports for a favorable balance of trade.

De-industrialization destroys economies by shrinking them, the result of plunging property valuations, rental income, and exchange rates. Foreign currency mortgage costs exceed property values producing defaults and losses for lenders.

It’s hitting Sweden, Austria and leading creditor states like America and the UK. Real estate, stock market and employment are declining “in a straight line unprecedented even in the Great Depression.” It’s turned neoliberalism into a nightmare.

“Just as individuals can’t live off a credit card forever, neither can nations. As any classical economist knows, societies that only manufacture debt are unsustainable.” Eventually they collapse into bankruptcy just like a business or household. The old saying applies. Things that can’t go on forever, won’t.

No matter. Predator banks want to prolong the game as long as possible, grab all the wealth they can, force debtor nations to sell state enterprises at distressed prices, then get new business by lending to investors who buy them on the cheap. Will it work? Only if targeted countries go along. In the case of Iceland, its very future is at stake.

Sound v. Imprudent Banking

For centuries, banks created credit responsibly—loaning money for sound investments to debtors able to repay with interest. No one imagined a world like today’s with massive defaults occurring globally. In America, one-third of home mortgages are in “Negative Equity;” that is, “the mortgage exceeds the (property’s) market price pledged as collateral.”

US national debt tripled in one year, from $5 - $15 trillion, and according to some economists like John Williams, it’s much higher under GAAP accounting—including unfunded liabilities around $65.5 trillion, an amount exceeding world GDP through FY 2008, meaning America is bankrupt. Williams also puts unemployment at 19.8% by reengineering it to include discouraged and involuntary part-time workers and excluding fictitious birth-death rate ratio inclusions.

Blunt Truths About the “Dismantling of Industrial Capitalism”

Instead of extending credit to construct and grow them, financial oligarchs turned indebted nations into “casinos (through) debt-leveraged gambles,” redistributing wealth upward and creating “debt peonage for most citizens.” Even in America, nearly half the population has no net worth, and the gulf between richest and the rest is unprecedented.

“This is the unfair system that the world’s top creditors would export to Iceland—if they can convince its voters (and leaders) to accept neoliberal debt pyramiding as a way to get rich.” It’s not working throughout post-Soviet states that see it as the road to hell, if public riots are a gauge.

“Better alternatives (are) the only defense” as it’s impossible for “astronomically indebted economies to ‘work their way out of debt.’ ” Trying will “collapse the currency’s exchange rate,” divert huge amounts of revenue and property to creditors, and produce “a new kind of post-capitalist (unjust, unsustainable) non-production/consumpton economy” too gruesome to imagine or tolerate.

Iceland’s financial crisis is the result of lawless predation, an “international (austerity demanding) Ponzi scheme” under rigged market rules imposing public and private “asset stripping” to pay debt. A simple scheme transfers wealth.

Economies and populations are trapped on a “debt treadmill from which there is no escape. (Lenders) pile on credit and let debts grow (through) the ‘magic of compound interest,’ knowing that loans cannot be repaid—except by asset sell-offs.” They’re strip-mined through unending debt service so the parasite keeps feeding on its food source. The idea is to get it all, leaving empty hulks behind, then on to the new victims. It’s “euphemistically dubbed post-industrial wealth creation,” the kind that’s collapsing economies globally and destroying people. Obama is commander-in-chief of the process.

America as Lead Predator

It’s a viciously ugly scheme that’s “trapped other countries into a nightmarish system in which (they’re practically forced) to recycle their excess balance-of-payment dollar inflows back to the US,” mainly as loans to the Treasury.

“When foreign central banks receive dollars for their exports (or asset sales),” their choices are limited. “Congress won’t let them buy important domestic companies or resources,” or get paid with US gold reserves. The alternative is buy Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities like Fannie and Freddie debt.

Icelanders and other nations must remember that America is the world’s largest debtor, and as Adam Smith explained in The Wealth of Nations—“no nation ever repaid its debt,” and he never envisioned one as large as America’s. We grow it by issuing paper for real assets and services. Until other countries demand more than confetti, this “Madoff-Ponzi scheme” will persist: for tiny states like Iceland (population 319,000 as of January 2009), it will persist until nothing is left to hand over.

Today’s road to riches isn’t through capital investment. It’s by “foreclos(ing) at pennies on the dollar and mak(ing) ‘capital gains’ by flipping property onto (central bank-inflated) world financial markets.” In a word, socializing risks, privatizing profits, preying on the weak, and getting “a free lunch” at public expense.

It’s a zero-sum game. One side’s gain is another’s loss, and when it matches America against Iceland, it’s easy exerting pressure, but no certainty it’ll prevail. As a sovereign state, Iceland can choose. More on that below.

Throughout the process, “financialized wealth is extractive, not productive… because loans, stocks and bonds are claims on wealth,” not the kind produced by making things.

This is Iceland’s dilemma. “Homeowners are paying tribute, not in taxes to (an occupier), in interest to (debt pyramid, international creditor) sponsors of “over-financialization,” aiming to strip-mine the country of everything; the way it’s worked in many developing states. “Yet many Icelanders are heading into this future voluntarily” with little understanding of the trap, propelling them toward debt peonage destitution under the guise of an IMF rescuer—like a spider to a fly.

It shouldn’t happen and won’t if countries refuse to be trapped and extricate themselves in time. Iceland is at a crossroads, still able to avoid what ruined Russia, other post-Soviet states, South Africa, and many other nations misjudging America and the IMF as saviors, not world class predators.

“Back to the Future” - A New Age of Neo-feudal Debt Bondage

Conventional banking works by extending credit in the form of interest-bearing loans and seizing collateral only in cases of default. Central banks were created to finance governments and commercial ones to “expand trade, related infrastructure, mining and shipping,” and to develop other forms of business and industry.

More recently, “financial managers persuaded many countries to sell off public enterprises, like their water or energy supplies, mainly to pay debts or cut taxes” for the rich. It’s turned debtor nations into “tollbooth economies in which basic services become a vehicle to extract greater and greater portions of national income and wealth for the benefit of the few.”

It’s the opposite of how classical economists define “free markets.” Today, financial interests control them to extract labor and capital investment-produced surpluses—for themselves under the guise of “economic democracy.” The result “pushed much of the Third World into poverty since the 1960s;” and now the same cancer is heading everywhere.

Financial Warfare As Deadly As By Armies

Today’s financial strategy is “multilateral (with) the IMF (and World Bank) act(ing) as enforcer(s) for global creditors to appropriate the income of real estate, national infrastructure and industry” by masquerading as a helping hand and seducing borrowers to believe it.

Here’s how neo-feudal banking works. It doesn’t create credit for manufacturing: retained earnings and equity do it. It “create(s) credit primarily against (existing) collateral, and by so doing, “extract(s) money from the economy (and) undercuts industrial growth for “short-term speculative gains.”

This hegemony “took thousands of years to achieve,” and it wasn’t easy inducing nations into poverty through “debt pyramiding as good economic strategy.” It’s like prescribing gorging as a way to lose weight or a junk food diet to stay healthy.

Iceland made it worse by “protecting the claims of creditors against debtors,” including most wage-earners. As post-bubble home prices plunged, creditors held their own and even “strengthen(ed) their hand by increasing their take,” thus making a bad situation worse. Its people own a shrinking equity in their homes vis-a-vis bankers having the lion’s share. Its law shifts homeowners to “Negative Equity,” and it works by keeping people in the dark.

But it’s much the same in the US to hide the root cause of today’s crisis—Wall Street/Washington’s engineered housing and debt bubble fraud amounting to financial piracy of the greatest magnitude. In America, Iceland, and elsewhere it’s turned “ownership” societies into “loanship” debt trap ones. Until recently, it was unthinkable to let economies be crippled by interest payments. Now it’s de rigueur through clever manipulation to convince people and nations to go along with their own demise.

For Iceland, its debt burden threatens its national identity and “loss of its future” the way Adam Smith explained—through bankruptcy when it’s too great to repay. “Today, creditors and bondholders care about foreign economies only to the extent that they can charge (enough) interest (to) absorb their entire economic surplus.” Getting it all is today’s credo, and nothing too outlandish is irresponsible. Get in trouble: Socialism comes to the rescue, for bankers, not people or easy targets like Iceland.

Its “ethic is mutual aid and prosperity for all… a highly socialized attitude (yet how tragic that it’s) lead the nation to (buy into) the snake oil (of) debt peonage.” Economic growth never keeps pace with accruing debts that get recycled into greater ones, but end games are the same. “Debts that can’t be paid, won’t be,” while bankers too big to fail get bailed out at the expense of public interests and sound economics. Yet Hudson explains: “Creditor mismanagement is the most important problem that any country should strive to avert.”

Most important is to foster a free and open market of ideas, to extract the best and discard the others. But that’s not how Western societies work, especially banker-run ones. A “free market” for them is “free” of ideas laying bare their snake oil.

“Most societies throughout history provide(d) credit… without oligarchy.” Today it’s the opposite. Predatory finance erased centuries of reform and did it at warp speed. As a result, our freedom is threatened and very close to being lost.

What’s needed is a return to “basics and a call for transparent statistics,” socially progressive ideas “of a just society free of economic privilege, free of prices in excess of socially necessary costs of production and of rentier income and wealth without effort,” earned “in their sleep,” not through their labor.

It means wealth should be based on “what one creates—not land and natural resources, or monopoly privileges to extract income via control of roads, the right to create money, and other natural monopolies.” Reform depends on purging this privilege. “The way to do it is to treat banking like transportation and broadcasting, as a public utility,” not something privatized for “rentiers (to) tax society” for what rightfully belongs to everyone.

In the hands of predators, progressive reforms are impossible as financial giants “preserve their special privileges by law, minimizing taxes on themselves by shifting the burden onto labor and industry.”

  • “raise(s) the cost of living (and) doing business;”
  • frees bankers’ “major customers—mortgage borrowers—from taxation to leave (maximum) surplus (for) interest;”
  • collects public sector revenue “by capitalizing it into interest charges” and inflating housing, other real estate, and other business prices;
  • “shift(s) taxes onto labor and industry, thereby raising prices and undermining the competitive power of financialized economies.”
This is predation, the very opposite of “classical free market policy.” Keynes concluded his General Theory by calling for “euthanasia of the rentier.” His followers advocate banking as a public utility “to steer debt creation to fund growth in the means of production, not economic overhead by inflating property bubbles.” None of that’s in sight. Maybe someday after the inevitable demise of the current system that will eventually crumble under its own weight.

Lessons for Iceland and Other Nations

Iceland “is under financial attack from outside as well as within—by foreigners supported by a domestic banking class. To succeed (they need) to convince the population that all debt is productive, and that the economy benefits to the extent that its net worth rises (that is, make its asset values appear greater than its debt).”

The fact is that prices don’t fall, “and if they do, debts should (remain), even (at the expense of) negative equity.” Icelanders are being manipulated to believe they have “no alternative but to pay debts that a few insiders accumulated—ones that accrue interest when (they’re) unpaid.” In fact, demanded debt amounts exceed what the country can pay, but the strategy is to conceal this as long as possible “to proceed with the foreclosure and voluntary pre-bankruptcy sell-off of national assets to pay” predators.

What’s true for Iceland, holds everywhere Wall Street and the IMF target, and here’s the scheme:
  • shrink economies;
  • shift wealth and property upwards to a financial oligarchy; and
  • price “labor and industry out of world markets as a result of the heavy financial charges built into (the) pricing system.”
Iceland is a “model test case for economic justice.” Hopefully it will “confront reality sooner than later” and not get trapped into perpetual debt bondage by succumbing to global creditor pressure or seduction. What benefits them, harms people, and everyone needs to know it. Bankers “aim (for) a return to ‘normalcy,’ defined as new exponential (debt volume) growth” producing more destructive bubbles like the last ones.

Iceland must reject Wall Street’s medicine or perish, and the same holds elsewhere, including in America. Bankers, not nations or people, should take the pain. Hudson asks:
“How can Iceland (or Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, or many other nations) pay its debts without bankrupting itself, (in Iceland’s case) abandoning its social democracy and polarizing its (people) between a tiny creditor oligarchy and” everyone else? They’re threatened by “a new ruling class that will control (their) destiny for the next century” or beyond. It’s their choice to reject it and stay free.

Their “foreign currency loans should be denominated in domestic currency at written-down (and de-indexed) interest rates, or repudiated outright.” The guiding principle should be to annul debts taken out under (destructive and extractive) terms benefitting creditors at the expense of their prey.

They aim to dominate societies—“above all… to maximize the power of debt over labor. The worse the economy does, the stronger” they get. It’s a vicious cycle “recipe for economic suicide (from perpetual) debt peonage.”
Iceland can be a test case model against it. It comes down to whether it will back its people or, like America, surrender to financial predators. It’s much the same globally, the result of the greatest ever economic crisis opportunity for plunder. The perpetrators love it. It’s high time they got their comeuppance.
"Imagine tiny Iceland taking the lead and fighting back against what another former high-level Wall Street and government insider warns," said Catherine Austin Fitts, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner under GHW Bush.

In her latest quarterly review, Fitts predicts that “Obama will do more to help bankers achieve centralized control and one world government than any (previous) US politician.” In less than three months in office, he’s shown bankers they can count on him—to the tune of trillions of dollars, further open-ended checkbook amounts on request, and global “diplomatic” pressure on targeted nations to surrender. It’s for public rage, tiny Iceland, and other over-indebted nations to demand “no more.” Hopefully enough of them have backbone to do it.

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Worldwide Depression: Review of Global Markets
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