April 29, 2010

The Paramilitary Police State of North America

American Military Unit Set to Impose Order in American Towns in Time for November Elections

By Joe Wolverton, II, The New American
April 26, 2010

Within one month of the November midterm elections, a specially tasked unit of the United States Army will be on alert and ready to deploy within the borders of the United States to quell “civil unrest” that some fear may afflict the nation in the summer months prior to the elections.

Predictably, advocates of the unlawful deployment of our military use fear to foment support of this action. They call to mind the summer of 1968 when riots and demonstrations decrying the country’s prolonged conflict with Viet Nam plagued some of America’s large cities. The summer of 2010, they advert, could be “our long, hot summer of discontent.” In order to prevent that eerie specter from becoming reality, proponents encourage Americans to welcome the calming presence of armed American troops patrolling potential hotspots.

The subordination of such an outfit, known as the Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF), under the command of US Army Northern Command (NORTHCOM) was documented last year by this writer in The New American. Lest any suppose that such an overt act of tyranny be the product of our current President’s fertile fascist imagination, that account related how President Barack Obama was simply carrying out the historic reassignment implemented by President George W. Bush, who in 2008 claimed that as commander-in-chief, the President, was authorized by the Constitution to use the armed forces as he saw fit, congressional opposition notwithstanding.

In response to the Bush administration’s pronouncement, the Cato Institute published a warning of the dangers of using a brigade of the United States Army as a domestic police force. The Cato Institute article reported that the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team would be brought home from Iraq and combined with 15,000–20,000 other soldiers to form the new unit. NORTHCOM’s website claimed the size of the unit composed of servicemen from all branches of the military would not exceed 4,700 personnel.

Typically, that estimate falls far below the actual number of regular army troops assigned to the force. According to reports, the CCMRF is composed of 80,000 troops and has been drilling at Fort Stewart, Georgia (home of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division) since being redeployed from Iraq.

The duration of the CCMRF’s domestic policing assignment is open ended. Army Colonel Louis Vogler, the chief of NORTHCOM future operations, told the Army Times:

“Right now, the reponse force requirement will be an enduring mission. How the [Defense Department] chooses to source that and whether or not they continue to assign them to NORTHCOM, that could change in the future. Now, the plan is to assign a force every year.”

Every year, year after year in perpetuity, the United States Army will place one of its brigades at the command of NORTHCOM, and by extension of the President, with the power to patrol and quell any flare ups of civil unrest, including “crowd control … or chaos.”
With such vague marching orders, there is little wonder that many fear that such a force could be used to support a coup or enforce the executive branch’s will on any gathering deemed “unruly,” “dangerous,” or disruptive of the peace.

In a frightening description of the unit’s training and mission directives, Colonel Roger Cloutier, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, practically crows about the arsenal of tactical weapons that will be placed at the unit’s disposal. Colonel Cloutier asserts that his troops are training to use “the first ever nonlethal package” of weapons that will be used to “subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.”

The “package” referred to by Cloutier includes spike strips to slow or stop traffic, bean bag bullets, tasers, shields, and batons.

In apparent ignorance of the Posse Comitatus Act, which expressly forbids the armed deployment of federal troops within the borders of the United States, Colonel Cloutier muses that he “can’t think of a more noble mission than this.”

“We’ve been all over the world during this time of conflict, but now our mission is to take care of citizens at home … and depending on where an event occurred, you’re going home to take care of your home town, your loved ones.”

He continues in the same lofty spirit: “I don’t know what America’s overall plan is — I just know that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there are soldiers, airmen and Marines that are standing by to come and help if they are called. It makes me feel good as an American to know that my country has a dedicated force to come in and help the people at home.”
It is the very acme of irony that an active duty commander in the United States Army would use such language to exult in the absolutely illegal deployment of his unit as a police force endowed with lethal law-enforcement power within the “home towns” of America. The United States already has a force dedicated to help the American people; as a matter of fact it has thousands of such forces. They are known as the police and they are already lawfully and loyally serving the public good in every small town and sprawling metropolis from coast to coast and border to border.

Finally, the citizens of this Republic, the palladium of liberty, must understand the staunch, unwavering opposition of our Founding Fathers to the use of the national armed forces in response to domestic civil unrest. Their words and warnings could be no clearer. From Sir William Blackstone (whose Commentaries on the Laws of England were of unparalleled influence on the Framers) to Thomas Jefferson; from Patrick Henry to James Madison; our learned forbears were unanimously aligned against any use of “standing armies” inside the borders of this nation.

Here is but a sampling of their statements, which should serve as testimony against the deployment of any unit of any branch of the United States Armed Forces with the ostensible mission of imposing order in the towns and cities of this nation.

Henry St. George Tucker in Blackstone’s Commentaries:
“Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
Patrick Henry of Virginia:
“A standing army we shall have, also, to execute the execrable commands of tyranny; and how are you to punish them? Will you order them to be punished? Who shall obey these orders? Will your mace-bearer be a match for a disciplined regiment?”
The Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1788:
“That standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstances and protection of the community will admit; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power."
The Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention:
“As standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military shall be kept under strict subordination to and be governed by the civil power.”
North Carolina’s Declaration of Rights of 1776:
“That the people have a Right to bear Arms for the Defence of the State, and as Standing Armies in Time of Peace are dangerous to Liberty, they ought not to be kept up, and that the military should be kept under strict Subordination to, and governed by the Civil Power.”

Police State Canada 2010 and the G20 Summit

By Dana Gabriel
April 27, 2010

The G20 summit will be held on June 26-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, preceded by the G8 summit which will take place in Huntsville, Ontario. The secretive meetings will be attended by world leaders, finance ministers, central bank governors, along with thousands of other delegates. It will be the largest security event in Canadian history exceeding the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Downtown Toronto will be turned into a security fortress with fences, barricades, checkpoints and street closures thus greatly affecting local residents.

While the G8/G20 summits will attract their share of peaceful protesters, other more radical and fringe elements may try to capitalize on the event. Agent provocateurs might also be used whose actions could then justify a police crackdown and as a means to demonize all demonstrators.

The G20 summit will deepen police state measures, as well as further integrate local, provincial, federal law enforcement agencies and the military. Security for the upcoming G20 summit will be the responsibility of the Integrated Security Unit, “comprised of the RCMP, the OPP (in the G8 context), the Canadian Forces, Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police and other law enforcement and security experts who will work collaboratively.”

Ed Boltuc, a member of the G20 planning team for the Toronto Police Service stated:

“The Olympics that you saw recently in Vancouver was actually the largest security event ever to take place here in Canada. The G20/G8 surpasses that completely.”

He went on to say, “There’s going to be a massive — absolutely massive — presence of police and security on the ground like you’ve never seen before.”

The Globe and Mail reported that as many as 10,000 uniformed officers, along with a 1,000 private security guards will be deployed together with an unspecified number of Canadian soldiers. Foreign dignitaries attending the meetings will also have their own security detail.

The federal government security costs are expected to top $179 million. As part of the operation, a two fenced security perimeter will encircle the Metro Convention Centre and nearby hotels where delegates will be staying. The RCMP are entrusted with protecting the inner security zone which will be controlled by a 3-metre-high unscalable fence, as well as five levels of security screening.

Toronto police will be in charge of the outer zone and will deal with any protests beyond the perimeter. Canadian Forces responsibilities involve, “large-scale operational planning, land and air surveillance, underwater safety and security for the venues and some logistic and ceremonial functions. Support also includes drawing on the CF’s ongoing partnership in the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).” Heightened security will begin two weeks before the summit.

In order to gain access to the outer security zone, residents and workers will need to be registered or accredited. Designated free speech zones will also be put in place for demonstrators.

Toronto Police have announced that they will be using an old movie studio as a temporary jail to house unruly protesters during the event. The G8/G20 summits have become a platform for protests on issues such as social justice, anti-globalization and the environment. A government website section entitled Information for Demonstrators points out that freedoms of opinion, expression and peaceful assembly guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are not limitless.

The Criminal Code of Canada contains provisions that limit certain activities including blocking or obstructing a highway, causing a disturbance, mischief, riots, unlawful assembly, breach of the peace and others. Some of these laws could be subjectively enforced and just as government grants you rights, they can just as easily take them away.

Most protesters will probably remain peaceful, but some groups and individuals might have different ideas. In the past, police have been caught using provocateurs at rallies and activists need to be mindful of those who may attempt to infiltrate their ranks and engage in unlawful behaviour. Council of Canadians spokesman Dylan Penner wants the government to promise it will not use agents provocateurs like it did at North American Leaders Summit in Montebello, Quebec, back in 2007.

In advance of G20 summit, some Toronto activists have been subjected to harassment and intimidation by police. Similar tactics were also employed in Vancouver before the Olympics.

People in Toronto are already getting a taste of what to expect during the G20 summit. A recent training exercise simulated a hostage taking in the concourse level of Commerce Court, in the downtown core of the city. The operation was comprised of Toronto Police Emergency Task Force, along with private security personnel. The joint exercise was designed to train police and security guards on how to communicate through a shared radio system.

During the G20 summit, private security will play an important role in crowd control and emergency response. This is part of the continued merging of the public and private security sectors. Another training exercise involved two military helicopters flying around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and then landing in front of the CN Tower. This was to test the capability of the landing area and practice transporting delegates to the venues site.

These various security drills are intended to check coordinated responses and ultimately to confirm readiness for the summit. They are also used to further acclimate increased police and military presence.

More than anything, it is protests and the threat of terrorism which are used to justify these huge security operations. The deployment of the military alongside police is increasing with their roles seemingly interchangeable. Police tactics and training have become more militarized. New weapons and technology first developed for the military are often being incorporated into police departments.

At last year’s G20 summit in Pittsburgh the LRAD, which is capable of emitting painfully loud blasts of sound, was turned against protesters. This illustrates a more aggressive approach in trying to control public dissent. Events such as the G20 have become a testing ground for new police state measures and a trial run for a military style occupation.

In June, downtown Toronto will essentially be on lockdown with rights and liberties severely restricted.

Video from Pittsburgh's G20 that the Corporate Media Will Never Show You

By Kurt Nimmo, Infowars
September 25, 2009

In the videos here, we get an idea of what the federalized and militarized police in Pittsburgh really think of the First Amendment. The victims shown below are not government provocateurs or anarchists, but middle class students.

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Updated 6/20/10 (Newest Additions at End of List)

April 28, 2010

Politicians March to the Tune of the Controlling Elite

Blackmail: How the Controlling Elite Own Politicians

By Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com
April 26, 2010

Homosexual rumors surrounding Senator Lindsey Graham underscore the core reason why the vast majority of Congress members habitually support legislation that is anathema to the interests of the people they are supposed to represent, because politicians rarely achieve positions of influence without being beholden to one form of blackmail or another.

ALIPAC’s William Gheen provoked national headlines last week during a speech in front of thousands of Tea Party supporters when he publicly requested that Graham come out of the closet and admit that he is gay.

William Gheen called on Senator Lindsey Graham to be honest with American voters about his homosexual lifestyle to assure that Graham’s desire to keep it a secret could no longer be potentially used by political insiders to manipulate Graham’s behavior,” reports Before It’s News. “There are many precedents in American politics where affairs, corruption, addictions, and other situations that politicians wanted concealed were used to manipulate them with unfair advantage.”

“When you have a U.S. Senator from such a conservative state like South Carolina working hand in hand with Obama and New York liberals like Senator Chuck Schumer to pass an Amnesty bill for illegal aliens, there is something very wrong,” said Gheen. “After today’s national broadcasts, the American public will know what the DC insiders know and that was my goal.”

Gheen’s speech has since gone viral on You Tube and prompted a national debate about Graham’s sexuality and if it is being used to blackmail him into pushing the big government agenda.

The open secret that Graham is an alleged homosexual explains why he constantly supports legislation and policies that are almost universally abhorred by his South Carolina constituency -- carbon taxes and the phony global warming agenda, pro-amnesty immigration reform, as well as his hostility towards the Tea Party movement.

Graham has been labeled a “Democrat in drag,” a “traitor” and a “disgrace” by conservatives for his policies and was confronted on his global warming advocacy during a town hall meeting in October last year.

This strikes at the very root of why government is broken -- politicians may pay lip service to the will of the people to get elected but once in office they click their heels and march to the tune of the controlling elite. That’s because almost every one of them has some dark secret that they can be blackmailed over if they fail to follow the Washington consensus.

This is precisely what we’ve witnessed with President Obama. Despite his promises of hope and a change from the direction of the Bush administration, Obama has followed the same agenda with aggressive uniformity -- beefing the war in Afghanistan while expanding it into Pakistan, renewing the Patriot Act, extending warrantless wiretaps, and growing the size of the federal government to unthinkable levels while preparing massive tax hikes.

Obama’s dubious origins, not only the “birther” controversy but the admitted fact that his real name is Barry Soetoro, have been manipulated to perfection by the controlling elite. While never blown wide open, the scandal is kept suitably bubbling under the surface as a threat that if Obama ever does try to be a real leader, his legacy will be completely destroyed.

A more sinister aspect of the same process of blackmail being exercised against Obama is the fact that he is constantly reminded that he is a target for assassination. This was in the news again today with the story of a man who was arrested carrying a gun at a North Carolina airport as President Obama was leaving on board Air Force One.

As we reported earlier this year, throughout the presidential campaign, the public was constantly told that Obama was an assassination target and that his safety was always in jeopardy, a claim that was given credibility after numerous odd secret service security lapses at public events where Obama really was put in danger, whether intentionally or otherwise.

The “gatecrashers” story also served to increase awareness about Obama being vulnerable to attack by people who can seamlessly slip through security and get face to face with the President relatively easily.

It is clear that the neo-cons are holding Obama hostage and issuing a thinly veiled threat by repeating the mantra that the only way to save his political career and his presidency is to attack Iran. There is undoubtedly a mountain of dirt being held back regarding Obama’s past that is being used to blackmail the President into following the new world order agenda -- the same as with any President before him.

Becoming President of the United States and, indeed, being elected top any prominent political office, isn’t an opportunity to change things for the better; it’s a deal that politicians make to follow the agenda or, if they don’t, to have every intricacy of their private lives exposed to the attack dog media.

Being outed as a homosexual, an adulterer, or having any other personal secret exposed for the endless titillation of the press is the lightest possible punishment a politician can face for stepping out of line. If they don’t have sufficient dirt on them that can be brought out to discredit their name, then all together more unpleasant methods are used.

Blackmail is the primary reason why those in Washington consistently ignore their electorate and push for policies that enjoy little or no support from the majority of Americans.

This is why Congress has an approval rating of a paltry 10 percent. Nine in ten Americans think Congress is doing a terrible job. This disconnect between politicians and the people isn’t merely due to inherent corruption, it’s primarily because Congress members are completely compromised before they even take office. In most cases, politicians are destroyed by the media before they can even get elected if they don’t have dirt on them that can later be used for blackmail.

Indeed, this is why the cult of personality behind Obama was allowed to be built up to sweep him into office. This is why Wall Street poured billions of dollars into Obama’s campaign fund -- because they knew he was compromised, could be easily blackmailed, and would therefore dutifully acquiesce to the orders of the banking elite that he obediently serves.

Coincidence? Graham Withdraws Support for Dem Legislation a Week After Blackmail Charge
Senator backs away from pro-amnesty bill, cap and trade legislation.

Politicians Share Personality Traits with Serial Killers: Study

By Andrew Malcolm, The Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2009

Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.

Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.

These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.

But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)

Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office.

Kouri notes that these criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.

"This allows them to do what they want, whenever they want," he wrote. "Ironically, these same traits exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile and powerful positions in society including political officeholders."
Good grief! And we not only voted for these people, we're paying their salaries and entrusting them to spend our national treasure in wise ways.

We don't know Kouri that well. He may be trying to manipulate all of us with his glib provocative pronouncements. On the other hand ...

He adds:
"While many political leaders will deny the assessment regarding their similarities with serial killers and other career criminals, it is part of a psychopathic profile that may be used in assessing the behaviors of many officials and lawmakers at all levels of government."

April 26, 2010

The Consumer Spending Surge is a Giant Mirage

"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth programme, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism or, more accurately, socialism is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." - Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, Concord Press, 1971

Is America’s Economic Recovery on the Whole Based on a Rotten Sham?

By Justice Litle, Daily Markets
April 20, 2010

The economic “recovery” we are now witnessing is based on theft, greed and deceit. It’s a giant rip-off, a rotten sham. In this sleazy imitation of a free market economy, liars, cheats and deadbeats are the ones getting rewarded.

And as for the savers, the hard workers, the ones who chose to honor their debts and live within their means? Nothing but a bunch of suckers. (They’re the ones paying for it all.)

If you’re one of those “suckers,” at least you’ve got company. I’m a sucker too.

All this time, I thought working hard for my money and staying debt free was wise. I thought sticking with one credit card -- paying down the balance every month, no exceptions -- was prudent. I thought driving a five-year-old car -- fully paid off, nothing flashy -- was a sensible thing to do.

Nope. Turns out those were sucker moves. What I should have done, to be in synch with this economy, was to have bought a 3,000-square-foot McMansion at the peak of the bubble… pulled out a cool hundred thousand in home equity loans… and then defaulted on the place.

That way I could have had the cash for a jet ski and a new convertible and a Hawaiian vacation ---- you know, the means of living in style -- without having to worry about a thing.

No Morals Is the New Normal

Apologies for my cranky tone today. I hope I’m not messing up your Monday. It’s just that, heading into the weekend, I read something that absolutely made me sick. More on that in a moment…

Two weeks ago your humble editor asked, “Did the Housing Bust Fuel the Consumer Spending Binge? In that piece, it was explained step by step how the phenomenon of “strategic defaults,” i.e. homeowners walking away from their mortgages, may have fueled a surge in retail spending by way of freeing up cash.

As it turns out, it looks like the strategic default thesis was correct. And this helps show why those who were expecting a “new normal” got it wrong.

See, guys like Mohamed El-Erian at Pimco (and yours truly) at first thought the “new normal” meant consumers tightening up and living within their means. What we failed to realize is that “new normal” actually translated to “NO MORALS,” as in “deadbeats ripping off the banks with abandon” (while the banks in turn screw the taxpayers).

In the piece two weeks ago, I hat-tipped a blog called Credit Writedowns for helping me solve the strategic default puzzle. The main blogger there, Edward Harrison, continues to do solid investigative work. Below are some of the anecdotes he recently reported. After reading them, I think you’ll understand my mood:
My 25 year old niece had $10,000 of outstanding credit card debt. Recently, she told the bank she couldn’t pay. She is not unemployed so the ‘hardship’ is all relative. Nevertheless, the bank offered her a concession which she refused. They offered another concession, she refused again. Finally, they told her if she paid $150/month for 2 years (total of only $3600 with no interest), they would call it paid in full! She accepted in a heartbeat. It is less than a month later, and she celebrated her good fortune by going on a cruise to Hawaii.

A friend owns a small manufacturing co. He tells me of one of his female employees who was saddled with a $450,000 home she purchased almost five years ago with no down pmt. One year after her purchase she pulled $75,000 home equity and purchased ‘fun stuff’ including a boat. She recently walked away from the house (now saddled with $525K mortgage), purchased a new house for $200,000 (in her sister’s name) and kept all the goodies purchased from the home equity withdrawal. With the much lower mortgage payment she just bought a new car.

Almost everyone in my “survey” is aware of, or knows someone living rent free in their home for an extended period of time, having stopped paying their mortgage. Many of these free boarders are spending lavishly on non-essentials. My hard-working part-time assistant knows two different 35+ yr olds who have enjoyed over 9 months (one is up to month eleven) of rent-free living in very nice homes they purchased in 2004/2005! Both are employed and both enjoy a non-frugal lifestyle. My assistant wonders if he should do the same or have me pay him more so that he too can enjoy the ‘good life’.

My sister is a nurse with 25+ years on the job. She told me of a young couple that she is good friends with that both work at her hospital making a decent joint income. They didn’t like the fact that they grossly overpaid for their 3000 sq ft home in 2006. They stopped making hefty monthly payments six months ago and haven’t yet been contacted by the bank. They have decided to wait until contacted and then walk away. In the meantime, they just returned from NYC from a week vacation in the Big Apple.

My brother-in-law wanted to know if he should stop making payments on everything. He lives in Virginia and his carpentry skills are not as marketable as they were in the height of the boom. He and his wife’s best friend have lived close-by for many years. For the past 13 months since they strategically decided to stop paying their mortgage, they had yet to be contacted by their bank. Not even one letter! My brother-in-law doesn’t understand how they get to pocket the mortgage and spend carefree, including a 10-day Caribbean vacation.

Apparently there are lots more anecdotes of this type -- potentially “millions of similar stories across the country.”

I thought I was about as cynical as I could get. I thought that, after the initial outrage of the bailouts, my anger was all but spent. But this makes me feel righteously ticked off all over again.

The Revolutionary Rip-Off Machine

Why be furious? A few reasons.

First of all, because these happy-go-lucky knuckleheads spending strategic default “mad money” like water have the attitudes of fiscal dope fiends. They are likely going to go broke again en masse, or otherwise need bailing out, and someone else will have to pay. AGAIN.

Second of all, because it’s just damn disgusting that those people who scrimped and saved to own their homes and pay their debts -- i.e. the “suckers” who lived by a moral code of personal obligation and free market ethics -- have to see such blatant debauchery not just flaunted, but rewarded by the system. It’s a breakdown of ethics and common sense that threatens the future of the country as a whole.

And third, because even though the banks are the ones eating strategic default losses, they aren’t the ones getting screwed in this deal. TAXPAYERS and SAVERS are the ones getting shafted -- people like you and me. (Oh, and your kids too. They’re going to pay out the nose for all this. Big time.)

To understand why the banks don’t really care about strategic default losses -- why they can let defaulters go a year or more without so much as a slap on the wrist -- take a look at the following chart from Gluskin Sheff.

The chart shows the financial sector’s profits as a percentage of all corporate profits in total.

Before the crisis hit, the financial sector had worked its way up to more than a third of all corporate profits at the peak -- an obscene number in itself. Thirty-three cents out of every dollar earned by way of financial engineering? You don’t see that kind of imbalance in a healthy economy… only in a paper casino “phinance” economy, where the “ph” is for phony.

As the financial crisis took hold, the financial sector’s profits plummeted, which the chart shows. But then, post crisis, they bounced back with a vertical vengeance. See that rocket ride on the right side of the chart? It comes courtesy of the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury finding any way they can to shovel huge profits into Wall Street’s pockets. At the taxpayer’s and saver’s expense.

Here is how the revolutionary rip-off machine functions:

• Lavish-spending “strategic defaulters” feel justified in ripping off the banks.
• The lawless deadbeat culture spreads -- as sparked by the banks’ own example.
• The banks don’t care because they are in the rip-off game too, on a larger scale.
• The banks can ignore strategic defaults by way of taxpayer-funded profits.

The whole thing winds up being a backdoor political transfer. Washington pumps torrents of money into the rotten banks. The banks look the other way as strategic defaulters catch on that “the way to play the game” is to defraud, deny and spend. And politicians get to enjoy the illusion of recovery.

A License to Print

So how are the banks ripping off the taxpayer, you ask? By way of the record steep yield curve. In keeping short-term rates near zero, the Federal Reserve has given the banks a license to print money.

Thanks to Ben Bernanke, banks can borrow as much as they want for practically nothing… plow that cash into longer-dated U.S. Treasuries… and make perpetually huge profits with little to no risk. It’s like a permanent backdoor bailout subsidy.

Meanwhile, again, the powers that be, to the extent they truly know what is going on, are happy about the strategic default situation. They see the defaults and rampant spending binges as a good thing. Why? Because all that “mad money” creates the illusion of a healthy consumer!

All these jokers going out to buy new cars and Hawaiian vacations and whatnot are fueling a new spending surge, which in turn boosts corporate earnings, which in turn gets Wall Street cheering and the average citizen thinking “hey, things are okay.”

And as for the banks -- why should they trip over pennies on their way to dollars? The big banks have far more money coming in by way of the Federal Reserve’s magic gift (zero interest rate policy) than they do going out.

A Criminal Disaster

The whole thing is a criminal disaster. Here’s why:
  • Zero interest rates are a cruel punishment for savers, especially elderly savers.

  • Backdoor inflation (via the creation of excess reserves) is a means of rewarding profligate debtors and punishing savers harshly (making “suckers” of them).

  • Businesses are gearing up based on the notion that this consumer spending surge is sustainable, when in actuality it’s a giant mirage.

  • The massive profits being accrued by the banks are pooling disproportionately in the pockets of fat cats and deeply connected investment players (as usual).

  • The real backbone of America’s economy -- small business -- is still being neglected. So are genuine savers.

  • The up-and-coming generations -- the children that will inherit all the debt being created -- are in some ways the most voiceless victims of all in this scheme.
Small Business Pain

Meanwhile, even as corporate America rejoices, small business continues to starve. According to a recent survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the credit picture is worsening for small business now. Despite all the hoopla, the employers of more than half of America’s workforce have reason for pessimism, not optimism, in the quarters ahead.

But who cares, right? The economic recovery, or at least the illusion of it, will be carried on by the revolutionary rip-off machine. The Federal Reserve has found a neat new way to funnel cash into the hands of those who least deserve it, just as it did with AIG.

And taxpayers and savers -- the few of them left that is -- will just keep getting squeezed on both sides. An estimated 47% of Americans pay no taxes at all… and the fat cats at the top of the oligarchy ladder certainly get a lot more out of the system than they put in.

So that leaves the “suckers” in the middle (i.e. you and me) to pay the final tab. For all of it. The whole rotten thing.

To be honest, I don’t really know what to think of my country any more. This ridiculous, debauchery-ridden, quasi-socialist Ponzi-scheme of a recovery is going to end in absolute disaster. Crushing deflation, hyperinflation, heck, maybe even martial law… it could all be coming down the pike, in wave after debilitating wave, when the music finally stops.

Maybe we’re just fulfilling the old prophecy:
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

Insights Into America's Disneyland and Our "Neo-Feudalistic, Gulag Casino Economy"

Mike Krieger, formerly a macro analyst at Bernstein, and currently running his own fund, KAM LP, summarizies the pretend reality we are all caught in now, knowing full well America is set on a crash course with reality at some point, yet sticking our collective heads in the sand, as the collapse will be some time in the "indefinite" future. In the meantime, banks will continue to boost US GDP by peddling "financial innovation" and restructuring advice to countries like Greece... and nothing else. - Zero Hedge

'Goodbye Disneyland' by Mike Krieger
April 22, 2010

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

We Must Move to a Free Market and Shun the Welfare-Warfare State or all will be Lost

Unfortunately for all of us, the primary economic policy of the U.S. government, as well as many others around the world, is an 'extend and pretend' strategy that is economic suicide -- primarily in that it keeps the irresponsible in their assets and makes the responsible shudder and shun productive investments.

Whether it be a homeowner that is subsidized to stay in a home that he cannot afford or a bank that doesn’t want to come clean on the extent of its bad assets, the result is the same -- complete economic inertia.

Now of course there has been a rebound in demand, but my argument has been and continues to be that this is the most unproductive rebound in aggregate demand that perhaps the world has ever seen. Whether it be in the U.S. or China, the demand is taking away spare capacity in many areas, indeed, but we must question the methods. This is where the whole idea of inflation comes into play.

The whole reason why printing a million dollars and giving it to everyone doesn’t work is because this “liquidity” is not created through a productive process. It is purely an injection of new dollars into the economy. The basic rule of supply/demand kicks in. In the average person’s pocket, this money is unlikely to be “invested” in productive capital endeavors; rather, the vast majority of it will simply be spent to consume the resources of that which can be supplied by the already existing capital stock.

So in many ways it isn’t that the creation of the money itself that is the biggest problem, it is the distribution channel of that money. Only a small percentage of the population that receives the million dollars has the ability, drive and discipline to invest the money into something that will create economic value for the society at large rather than just blow it on a flat screen television. This is the entire premise of why a free market economy works when it is allowed to work, which I would argue is not possible under the current Federal Reserve system.

The Fed is a socialist organization that SETS the most important price in the economy, the price of money. Even worse, when they set that price at say 0%, as is basically the case today, that 0% (or anything close to it) is not offered to all the small businessmen or potential entrepreneurs out there.

It might not even be so bad if the low interest rates weren’t simply being used to gamble or play a carry trade with treasuries. Of course, the banks, or anyone else for that matter, playing a spread by borrowing at near zero to buy long-term treasuries is doing irreparable harm to this nation. They are complicit in the gross misallocation of capital to the government, capital that can then be doled out at will to favored interests.

So all we have today is essentially a creation of money and credit out of thin air that is allocated to two major constituents. First, it has primarily been used to maintain the people of wealth, power and political connections (on both sides of the isle) before the crash entrenched in their socioeconomic roles. Second, is to pay off political favors. Those who supported the President in his campaign have been paid back handsomely and are today much more powerful and secure than before, whether we are talking unions or the oligopoly banks.

If we wish to have any hope of a sustainable recovery preventing the inevitable social unrest to come from truly getting dangerous, we must restore the free market and end the union of big business and government, which historically has presented an extremely dangerous situation.

For those that are in big business and think they have made a great move by joining forces with the state, I suggest you go back and read your history. You never will possess the ultimate power; you will be seduced into thinking you do; and then, when the time is right, government can eliminate you and your fortune with the stroke of a pen. Power is granted to you by this authority when you engage in this unholy union, and it can be taken away on whim and your wealth confiscated. Selling out freedom and your fellow citizens for some extra money or government contracts will come back to haunt you. Your legacy to the United States will be a neo-feudalistic, gulag casino economy that has already begun.

Here is a link to an excellent interview with Bill Moyers on PBS about our financial oligarchy (I believe many industries here are becoming oligarchies, but the financial one is the most powerful) and the need to stop its cancerous growth.

There Will be Surplus...In 2050!

The above paragraph is meant to reach those that are actually faced with important decisions every day which can have a meaningful impact on our future -- decisions on whether to sacrifice their country’s and their children’s futures for an extra buck or to stop the game, stand up for freedom and make a positive difference in this world.

This paragraph is meant for a much more broad based audience. Key to the entrenched elite strategy (whether in government or business) is to keep the public in an infantile state. What I mean by this is to keep the notion alive that big daddy government is going to be there to provide for you and protect you. Taking it one step further, they really want the public to believe the government’s existence is in fact necessary for the realization of all one’s hopes and dreams, whether it be economically or with regard to security.

If you remember from Orwell’s 1984, there is never-ending war in Oceania. Think about how useful a never ending “war on terrorism” is to those in positions of power. All this said, while I am a small government person, I am no anarchist. I think government can do a lot of good. I merely think government must be used a tool, a complement to the freedom, independence and individuality. Once the government becomes so big that it is the primary driver of capital and investment, we are in big trouble. This is where the individual’s economic creativity becomes stifled and things shut down.

One of the key strategies being used by insolvent governments around the world right now are fantasy long-term budget projections. They basically read something like, “Well we expect deficits to GDP to be elevated for the next several years, but there will be a surplus by 2020.” Sadly, many people actually believe this nonsense.

As I have said before, the biggest wealth destruction in the next 1-2 years will be, in my opinion, without a doubt, in the sovereign/municipal debt markets. Whether it be through inflation or deflation, this stuff can’t possibly be paid back in real money or anything close to it. The biggest fallacy I hear from people I know that own government or municipal paper is they say they are “comfortable just collecting the yield.” Ok, they may be comfortable with that now, but what if inflation escalates in a major way, which is, in my opinion, one of the more likely outcomes to all this. It means that clipping 3.7% per year on a 10-year note will not be so comforting.

The only reason people think it sounds good is because of what they just experienced in 2007-2009. Use some common sense and there is nothing comforting about it. In fact, it is downright scary. Here’s why. As inflation escalates, the overall price of these securities will trend lower and then, one day, whether in two months from now or a year from now, yields are really going to spike and you will be sitting on a pretty hefty capital loss. By the time an owner actually comes to the admission that there is big inflation in the system (remember the big holders of long-term treasuries will be the LAST to admit this) there will be a major principal loss on the securities, and the decision to sell or hold at that point will not be a pleasant one. Clipping the coupons wasn’t such a good idea after all…

Why Extending Unemployment Benefits is Inflationary and Why Food Stamps = Bread Lines

One theme I have focused on for years now is how the government and the establishment relies on disinformation and propaganda to keep this phony economy alive and to keepp the populace distracted with “bread and circuses” (as the Romans called it) or, as we can say in the modern United States, “food stamps and American Idol.”

Before I get into some of the “bread” tactics used by politicians on both sides of the isle, I want to make something clear. I am not saying we should get rid of food stamps and unemployment benefits. In the current world where we allow corporate oligarchies to control all aspects of the country, this would be unhelpful and immoral. However, I would be in favor of reducing them AFTER the oligarchy problem is dealt with. To do so before would lead to social chaos and would, as I said earlier, be entirely immoral.

Ok, so first with regard to food stamps. The latest data shows that 39.4 million Americans are receiving food stamps. One of the biggest spins you have heard on the media since 2008 is that this is nowhere near as bad as the Depression; after all, where are the bread lines? Well of course there are no bread lines, this is 2010. Food stamps are the modern equivalent. It is a convenient way to keep the suffering and plight of 13% of the American citizenry out of sight and out of mind. That way those that are benefitting from the corrupt crony capitalism of the current system can feel better about themselves. How about you join reality instead.

Next, there is the issue of unemployment benefit extensions. This situation is very similar to the simplistic scenario of printing money and giving it to everyone. Except this is worse. In that situation, at least some percent of those getting the money will be in a position to put that money to productive uses. Someone that is struggling with the severe trauma that is unemployed is going to basically use that money to pay the bills, pay down some debt, and if there is a little left over…well that IPAD sure looks nifty. All the while this is an unused asset of the economy.

This unutilized economic asset is consuming on the taxpayer dime while not adding to the productive capacity of the economy. This is pure inflation. Again, I want to reiterate that dealing with this problem is not the first order of business -- dismantling the oligarchies and restoring a free market is. Then the welfare issue can be dealt with.

Next, to those that continue along this irrational line of thinking -- that without wage inflation there is no inflation (2+2=5) -- I see the first signs of it appearing despite U6 employment at near 20%. Let me give you an example. Here in New York City we were just faced with a prospect of a doorman’s strike. At the last minute a deal was reached with the union which calls for a four year contract with a nearly 10% pay raise and no cuts in benefits for workers. First Wall Street bonuses rebound and now the unions. Entirely coincidental I am sure.

Say Goodbye to Disneyland

One of my old colleagues when I was at Bernstein, and who is from another country, described America to me with the following statement: “it’s like “Disneyland.” I never fully understood what he meant until the last couple of years. However, what I have also realized is this sense of delusional entitlement is extremely manifest in most other OECD nations as well. In case you missed it, earlier this week the European Union declared traveling a “human right” and is “launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayers’ dollars for those too poor to afford their own trips.”

A friend quipped to me after I sent him that article: “I just realized that there no longer exists any need for political parody. The Onion is a short.” Indeed.

Euro down on Greek jitters, banks dent U.S. stocks
Reuters - The euro fell and Greek debt came under intense pressure on April 26, 2010, on renewed jitters over Greece's bailout, while U.S. stocks mainly edged lower on fears that the financial reform making its way through Congress will curb bank profits.
Euro hits 1-year low on Greece, Portugal downgrade
Reuters - The euro hit a one-year low against the dollar on April 28, 2010, and some traders saw scope for a further drop in the near term, after downgrades of Greece and Portugal's credit ratings raised fears the euro zone's debt problems were spreading.
Battered euro, U.S. stocks get lift from Fed
Reuters - The euro rallied from one-year lows on April 28, 2010, and U.S. share prices gained after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero and gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy.
Oil rises towards $86, up for third month on recovery
Reuters - Oil rose on April 30, 2010, heading for a third straight monthly gain, driven by expectations of global economic recovery and hopes of a bailout package to help Greece avoid debt default.
Consumers step up spending, bolstering growth
Reuters - The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter as consumers stepped up spending, the strongest sign yet a sustainable recovery is taking hold.
Instant View: U.S. economy grows 3.2 percent in 1Q 2010
Reuters - The U.S. economy grew at a slightly slower-than-expected pace in the first quarter of 2010, held back by inventories and exports, but resurgent consumer spending offered evidence of a sustainable recovery, a government report showed on April 30, 2010.
U.S. Economy Grew at a 3.2% Pace in First Quarter as Consumers Spent More
Bloomberg - The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter as households spent more freely, setting the stage for gains in employment that may help the recovery broaden and accelerate.

April 24, 2010

America, a Beacon of Hope (No Longer)

Now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
(Romans 13:11)

The Wake Up Call: What Every American Needs to Know

I am posting a large portion of a 35-page document which I found on a website called shatterdenial.com. It's entitled 'The Wake Up Call;' however, the author is not named... [Conservative Black Women's commentary in italics.] - Conservative Black Woman, April 12, 2010

By Anonymous, shatterdenial.com
Originally Published in July 2007

Dear Fellow American,

If you find the following new to you, strange, crazy, or absurd, you unfortunately have some major catching up to do, and you are in need of a stern wake up call. Hopefully this will be the wake up call.

Deep down inside, most of us Americans know that something isn't right. With our government, the media, and the public's mindset in general, we know "something isn't right."

It's important to understand our government was set up "by the people, for the people" but has NOT actually been "by the people, for the people" for quite some time. You can admit many of our "leaders" are elected and then do whatever they want for their own good and the good of the corporations/lobbyists that they accept money from. You know this much is true.

So, we have established that government hasn't been operating the way it was intended for quite some time. This is an important time to check your brain and moral compass because you KNOW this point is true. Stay with this thought. If things are not what they are supposed to be in the way they operate, what makes you think that this is the only thing.

We have all heard of bills being passed in "midnight sessions" away from the public, the prying eyes of reporters and concerned "watch groups." Why? It should make us think about it, IF we actually stopped to think. But ask yourself this question: why do we allow it? Why don't we stand up and say, wait a minute, we are your constituents, you represent us, you can't hold issues in secrecy, it's not right to keep secrets from "we the people" unless we don't matter and it's not in our best interest? That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?


You go to sleep every night living in the New World Order, and your wake up call to this fact may arrive in the form of Martial Law. That's right. And what is Martial Law exactly? It used to mean temporary rule of a civilian population by military authorities during a time of emergency. But, now, thanks in part to the first section of our wake up call, it's no longer temporary; instead, permanent in ways that will redefine the term. It was a bill that sounded patriotic, felt patriotic in its introduction to the public, but is, in fact, not the least bit patriotic. It's the Patriot Act, of course.

You may be thinking, if it's not patriotic why would it be a law and why would they call it the Patriot Act? It's a frightening thought, but the government commonly says a law is one thing when it's really something else. It makes us feel safe and good, meanwhile it's never defined in plain English. This allows them to use the law selectively and that's scary.

First, understand this. The Patriot Act I & II are not the least bit patriotic; instead, you'll learn they are a cauldron of abuse and a threat to civil liberties, thus evil. It was said:
"The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganizes the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security, and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure the definition of dictatorship."
These documents were written in anticipation of events, circumstances and crisis, and the first Patriot Act passed without a single member of Congress being ALLOWED to read it. What? Yes, that's right, not one member was allowed to read it, and they readily admit this.

The first Patriot Act was prewritten, sitting on a shelf and waiting for a terrorist attack to be dusted off and passed into law. These Acts are in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States of America. They destroy, in this so-called war on terror, the very fabric of our entire system. Ninety percent of the bill has nothing to do with terrorism, but is instead a Federal power grab. Fundamental elements of freedom, including free speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and more, are now in jeopardy or have been effectively abolished.

Also, the government has recently, in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution, given itself the right to warrant-less searches of your person, home, and property. It's hard to believe, but law enforcement is now instructed to suspect anyone with a copy of, or quoting, the Constitution of the United States of being a terrorist! Billions of dollars have been put into domestic programs to be used against the citizens of America.

You may be defending the government in your mind right now, thinking these laws are to protect us from the evil terrorists, but consider this: these laws are domestic, not foreign. That means these laws are for you, the average citizen, the government's only true fear -- "we the people." Don't pull the wool over your own eyes. This is the wake up call, not the snooze button. Wake up!

One of the most alarming things to consider about the Patriot Act(s) are the hundreds of references to "terrorism," "terrorist acts" and "terrorist," but THEY define who a terrorists is: a "unlawful combatant" or "enemy combatant."

Section 802 defines domestic terrorism so broadly that it could apply to any individual exercising his or her freedom of speech, expression, and assembly as acts of civil disobedience. But, wait there's more. The second Patriot Act Section 501 expands on Section 802 of the first Patriot Act's definition of "enemy combatant" as any American citizen who "may" have violated any provision of Section 802, which describes any crime as a crime of domestic terrorism. Stop and think about that for a moment: any crime as a crime of domestic terrorism. This is very dangerous, as the definition of civil disobedience can be twisted nine ways to Sunday, and this is already happening all across America as police forces are guided by Homeland Security to enforce these supposed laws they claim are meant for "terrorists."

An interesting disclosure of the tens of thousands of "investigations" conducted by Homeland Security revealed only 0.014% had anything to do with terrorists or terrorism. The other 99.986% were unrelated to terrorism or terrorist. There are literally thousands of examples, and they are in-and-of themselves proof of the desensitizing of Americans through conditioned denial, as we see and hear of these atrocities without thinking twice about the violation of civil liberties being committed by our uniformed officers, while they unwittingly violate the oath they swore -- to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. Have you noticed? How do they pull it off?

Simple. We have been bombarded by the words "War on Terror" to the point where the average American really doesn't want to hear an alternative to this. Many Americans think it's necessary to lock someone up for simply voicing their opinion. After all, we are in a "War on Terror;" we can't have people going around questioning the government when the government is only looking out for our best interests. Really? It's for our best interest?

Remember the freedoms the Patriot Act just took away? Remember, "by the people, for the people" that isn't reality anymore? Is it really our best interest? Do you still think so? Remember, the Patriot Act was written well in advance and written in anticipation of circumstances. But, they needed an excuse to pass the Patriot Act? Keep reading, as this will be explained.


Let's back way up and understand some important establishing facts that have lead to some of our current circumstances.

In 1913, several men succeeded at a plan they had devised in secret -- writing a bill that would be covertly passed by a very limited number of Congressmen during a Congressional Christmas vacation. [Wow, they are still employing this tactic.]

This was a very powerful bill written by bankers. It was introduced to a practically empty Congress by a Senator in on the deal with these bankers. The bill was the Federal Reserve Act. Its intention was simple: give the power to print money to their private, international banks.

The problem was that they just simply printed money out of thin air. Meanwhile it was, and still is, paid back in real money with interest. Doesn't make sense does it? Well, hold on because it gets worse, much worse. Basically, three men designed this essential takeover of the national currency and, by doing so, essentially took over and owned the country too. By controlling the money, interest rates, federal spending and federal debt, they controlled the federal government.

These men were none other than (top) J.P. Morgan, Paul Warburg, Sen. Nelson Aldrich, (bottom) Benjamin Strong, Frank Vanderlip, Henry P. Davidson and Charles D. Norton; and they pulled off the greatest con of their time. Keep in mind, these men owned banks, printed fake money for an entire nation, and were paid back in real money with interest. [In other words, it costs them absolutely NOTHING to print this money, yet it must be paid back, and I don't have a printing press, do you? We have to pay it back by working for it. Yet, our goverment continues to increase our indebtedness to this cabal. Why? How can you trust in a government who continues to enslave you? Personally, this was part of my wake up call.]

President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Federal Reserve Act into law on Decemeber 23, 1913, six years later wrote, in regret of his action:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
He went to his grave, miserable. [I wonder why this abominable system of credit hasn't been repealed? Because those money men are actually calling the shots and running our government, that's why.]

Note: Later, in 1950, the government, falling behind on the interest payments, created a way to draw more money out of the taxpayers to pay this interest, and it's still used today. It's known as the Federal Income Tax, a completely illegal, unconstitutional, anti-16th Amendment, income tax, non-law (in 1950 the tax was 2%).

To this day there is no law that says you have to pay an Federal Income Tax, as it is "voluntary." It is assumed through "conditioning," but not legal. A hundred percent of the money from the Federal Income Tax is used for the Federal Reserve (private bank) interest (debt). There is a misunderstanding that your taxes pay for things that you enjoy. Some do, but not the Federal Income Tax (roads and highways: gas tax; military: corporate tax; schools: property tax; etc.).

These bankers were very smart and had enough money to take unbelievable risks and chances, and one idea was pure genius. They started a rumor in New York City that a well-known bank was going bankrupt. The story was planted in large newspapers, paid off to do the bidding of these wealthy magnates. Fearful people everywhere pulled their money out of the banks, all banks. Here is where the genius comes in. After so many people pulling their money and closing their accounts, the banks were desperate for money, so they called in their loans. But nearly everyone with loans couldn't possibly pay them off, so their property was seized and taken from them. Hence, the Great Depression was installed in America.

These major bankers were then able to buy up most all of the property for pennies on the dollar. When the market recovered, they sold the property and assets at profits that would be considered incredible by any standard. But, what does the Federal Reserve Act have to do with anything current? Everything, just keep reading.


The Great Depression caused a scare that made people far more open to giving up privacy and liberty. [Remember, the words of Rahm Emmanuel? Never let a good crisis go to waste.] Anything but a continuing depression, they said. So the government, with the help of their friendly bankers, devised a plan to keep people financially secure in their older years -- Social Security or social insurance. It was part of the New Deal, the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938, with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (the 3 R's) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression.

In 1935, people accepted it with open arms, but there were a few catches, of course. One, the average life expectancy back then was much lower than the cashing-in-age of Social Security money. Two, and most importantly, it replaced a person's individual name identity with a number. Keep in mind this was a major concern for most all of Congress and citizens at the time of debate regarding this law.

In the bill, passed into law, it was stated that the social security number was NEVER to be used as form of identification. In fact, until recently, still printed right on the social security card, just below the number was "Not to be used as a form of identification." But, as we all know, it was used as a form of identification.

It IS your identification.

You cannot get a job or do anything without giving it up. It's the key to accessing your life, records, banking, credit score, etc., and it's completely illegal. It's your life PIN.

People feel powerless when they are treated as a number or cattle. When you call a corporation such as your phone company, cable provider, bank, or credit card company with a complaint or question about your bill for example, you give them numbers, phone numbers, last four digits of your SSN, etc. From that point on you speak like a number. To the person on the other end of the line, you are a number. In every way you ARE a number, not a person.

We are constantly paying for this treatment with their one-policy-for-all mentality, not the individual needs of the individuals. We became a number and now stand in line for everything. The Social Security Number was the beginning of a powerful conditioning that leaves us powerless to the government, corporations and banks, and what benefits them, not us.

At this point, you must stop for a moment and accept the facts. This was and still is a blatant misuse and abuse of laws and power. We are so desensitized that we don't even think twice about it. We continually allow the government to pass laws that include restrictions on what they can and cannot do; but then later, after some conditioning of the public, some excuses and falsely created necessity, they stomp all over our privacy (in this example).

This is a clear wake up call for the realization that it's the norm in Washington for this kind of abuse. It makes no difference if they promise that a law will ONLY do one thing or another, because in Washington, give an inch MEANS take a mile. We'll revisit this as the big picture is drawn more clearly.


The understanding that freedom is liberty and liberty is freedom will make this next act quite interesting -- interesting in a way that scares the life out of anyone who understands it's meaning and how it fits into the big picture. We already know the government will sell itself to private bankers, lie to citizens about their identity, and turn us into cattle. Now we have this Military Commissions Act of 2006. It's not too bad really if you don't need the Bill of Rights. This act finishes dismantling and destroying a staggering 9 of the 10 Bill of Rights. You will never see those rights if the government deems you an "enemy combatant." Remember the Patriot Act?

It's important to understand, our government, all throughout our history, has successfully used the same trick on us. It's this trickery that we keep falling for time and time again. Each time there is a threat, real or fabricated, the government becomes a little more LIKE the threat in order to "protect" us. When there is a threat on our freedom, they take some of our freedom away to protect the rest of our liberty. This has happened so much that most Americans, so accustomed to the idea, think they are actually free now. You're not.

When there is a threat on our liberty, they take some. When there is a threat on our way of life, they change some of our way of life. When there is a threat on our financial security, give that security to private bankers to rape and pillage us into trillions of debt until we give up a little more freedom for wars, as wars are always profitable and invigorate the economy.

Many Presidents from John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, all the way to the one we have now have done this. It's never worked out well for us, just them. Who are they protecting, really. Benjamin Franklin said, essentially, anyone who gives up their liberty for safety deserves neither.

This Military Act is just that; it's militarization on us. How?
"These Military Commissions will provide a fair trial in which the accused are presumed innocent, have access to an attorney and can hear all the evidence against them," President George Bush speaking at the signing statement of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
There's just one problem. He's lying. In fact, it is a bold face, outright lie. Remember the trick they play on us, saying it's one thing to make us feel good about it, while not defining it and leaving us to find out it's not what we thought?

Let's examine why it's a lie. (Besides, the fact is that he's claiming the law will give the "accused" rights they already have. Why would an accused person need laws they already have? It's so clever how these things are presented, and it goes right over most people's head because he claims it's for the terrorists, but it works in conjunction with the Patriot Act, which is "domestic" terrorists, "enemy combatants.")

First, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 permanently eliminates Habeas Corpus (which applies to U.S. citizens), also known as the Great Writ, which is the name of a legal action through which a person can seek relief from an unlawful detention of himself or another person. It is a safeguard of individual freedom against arbitrary state action and one of the very cornerstones of our freedom found in the Constitution.

In the Constitution it states "habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it." Keep in mind, members of Congress who opposed this Military Commissions Act openly said:
"The conditions for suspending habeas corpus had not been met."
This isn't something that can be suspended in anticipation of rebellion or invasion, but in fact, it doesn't suspend it at all. It permanently eliminates Habeas Corpus -- 100% unconstitutional! No President or Congress is allowed to remove anything from the Constitution. They have sworn oaths to "protect the Constitution from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic." To pass a law that removes any part of the Constitution is a violation of the Constitution and is otherwise known as treason.

There is no problem that can be solved by taking our rights away. This bill or act was cleverly disguised as a law for foreign "enemy combatants," but it's real purpose is to be used against us, "we the people."

Remember, the Patriot Act? Remember, "Social Security" and its violation of our privacy and identification? Give and inch, take a mile? [My eyes are WIDE OPEN NOW.]

You'll have to do some homework yourself, so web search "bill of rights" and read them... And to make it a little easier on you, the only one you have left is the third. The rest are all gone. Believe it or not, that's exactly what the Military Commissions Act of 2006 has given us, or shall we say, taken away. Depends on whose side you're on.

"You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in history...a sign from God to declare all-out war on terrorism and it's ideological sponsors, a people who traced their origins to the Middle East and found motivation for their evil deeds in their religion."
George Bush? No. These words belong to a leader who instituted laws just like the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act, Adolph Hitler. His laws were extremely effective at meeting his goals. You could ask the ones who felt how effective it was, but most of them are dead...7,000,000 of them.

But let's back up just a bit to how Hitler gained power. To gain control and institute these similar laws, Hitler and his men planned and executed a fake, or false flag, terrorist attack. They burned the Reichstag (Germany's Congress) to the ground, blaming it on the "communists" and essentially putting Hitler in power (this is well documented). Within the first few months after that "terrorist attack," at the suggestion of a political advisor, Hitler brought a formerly obscure word into common usage. He wanted to stir up "racial pride" among his countrymen so, instead of referring to the nation by its name, Germany, he began to refer to it as "The Homeland." Remember, the citizens of Germany didn't know that Hitler was responsible for the "communist" attack, and within a year of that false flag operation he had moved to "protect" the security of the homeland by consolidating the actions of dozens of previously independent police, border, and investigative agencies under one national agency. [Whoa, I'll be damned. It pains me to say this, but why didn't my BFF Rush Limbaugh draw this analogy back in 2001? My right wing talk radio heroes can certainly see President Obama's similarities to Hitler, Marx and Mussolini. This is the exact paragraph that shattered my denial about 9/11 and solidified in my mind that the Right/Left paradigm is a farce. The shadow government of international bankers control the debate on BOTH sides. I'm starting to believe that all of the talking points from Limbaugh to Matthew, Hannity to Maddow, and Levin to Cooper are compiled in the same place -- The Ministry of Truth (the one in 1984).]

Sound familiar? No accountability, checks or balances... like our Homeland Security Agency! There is only one explanation to this scenario: total control.

Hitler had his propaganda minister orchestrate a campaign to ensure the people that he was a deeply religious man and that his motives were rooted in Christianity. [That's the type of proganda that endeared me to George Bush!] He proclaimed the need for a revival of the Christian faith across his nation. By the time of his successful and brief action to seize Austria, in which almost no German blood was shed, Hitler was the most beloved and popular leader in the history of Germany. Hailed around the world, Hitler was later TIME Magazine's "Man of the Year" in a article titled "A Dictator's Hour."

Ironically, by the third anniversary of "Bin Laden" & "Al Queda's" alleged successful demolition of the WTC Towers in New York City, the terrorist act that catapulted Bush to alter and reshape the American Constitution, his successful and brief bombing to destroy Afghanistan in which almost no American blood was shed, Bush was the most beloved and popular "War President" in the history of this nation. With the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, War in Iraq, illegal detentions on a US Military base in Cuba, War on American Free Speech and War on Civil Liberties, Bush became TIME magazine's "Man of the Year."

At the time Hitler took power, Germany wasn't communist and had a great relationship with the U.S. The evil "enemy combatants" in Hitler's time were the "communists" in his public speeches to win favor in the public eye, but in reality select citizens of Germany were the "enemy combatants" in Hitler's policies and Laws or "Acts." It is much the same in America now.


One of the ways our government proposes to keep us safe is to give us all a new National Identification card (national driver's license). It's called REAL ID. It's to protect us -- we cannot avoid "another 9/11 without the REAL ID" said Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security.

You are probably hearing it called the REAL ID for the first time, right now. You can be sure it is NOT for "your protection" and WILL be used to take away your liberty.

What is it, exactly? It is a tamper-proof identification card with a magnetic strip on the back storing information digitally: your social security number, retinal scan, right hand palm and fingerprints, and even stores your DNA once the technology will so allow it. And one more thing, it also contains a very pretty, shiny, RFID chip right on the front. The RFID chip is a radio frequency identification chip that tracks your every move on planet earth to within three meters.

You will be asked to present this ID card as it will be swiped for just about everything you do, including all transactions, credit or cash, all travel, etc. Don't worry, it will work with all existing debit and credit machines that you already use at every convenience store, grocery store, department store, and airport security check point, etc. Of course, most of the time for security purposes you'll have to put your face up to a retinal scanner while placing your right hand on a palm and fingerprint scanner. [If you're a Christian, you may want to consult the Book of Revelation as your eyes are the only thing in your forehead and your fingerprint scan is on your right hand, just hinting you may want to look it up.] Retinal and handprint scanners were tested in convenience stores throughout America as far back as at least 1998 as part of a secure check-cashing program. Since the passing of the Patriot Act, all new bank accounts require a credit check and separate documents to be filled out for Homeland Security. It is a complete cohesion in anticipation of the REAL ID.

You may be thinking, there's no way this REAL ID will ever happen. Guess what? It's already been signed into law. It was another one of those "acts" that passed without anyone in the mainstream (corporate) media reporting it. The REAL ID Act was passed as a "rider" on the back of a emergency military spending andtsunami relief bill, signed into law back in early 2005. [Awake yet?]

Along with a bunch of junk to make it look good, this law didn't even mess around with confusing talk; rather, it just comes right out and says what it means. All states must voluntarily pass this law or else. Or else what? That's the interesting part about that word "voluntarily." Portions of the Real ID Act pertaining to States were scheduled to take effect on May 11, 2008, three years after the law passed, but the deadline has been extended to December 31, 2009 [Editor's Note: On January 11, 2008, it was announced the deadline has been extended again, until 2011, in hopes of gaining more support from states.]. [Well, that's explains the new Driver's License that you have to wait and receive in the mail. They have to send it off for the the chip implantation.]

The consequences of not passing the act are the most severe: neither the State nor its citizens are recognized as part of the United States of America, and would therefore lose all federal monies, benefits, travel to and from the state, use of federal highways, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc., etc., etc. The same goes for any individual who refuses, whether in a State that happens to "voluntarily" pass the law, or not. And if you, an individual, decides that you aren't going to take this ID card, guess what that would make you: an "enemy combatant" or "unlawful combatant," according to the Patriot Act II and the Military Commissions Act. You would be "rebelling." That will no longer be tolerated. It would be a new act of treason seen as acting out by pursuing your personal happiness, liberty from tyranny, and freedom from oppression.

Warning: These cards are expensive, contain sensitive information, unique numbers and could really screw the system up if you lost it, had to replace it, be reassigned a new card with new numbers, reprogram your life into the system, erase the old card's information from the system as to not allow someone to assume your identity or just reek havoc on the system and your life. So, don't lose it, because you don't want the alternative, or shall we say the REAL ID inevitable... You see, some years back, certain sectors of the military were guinea pigs for this ID card and all of its capabilities; and it is very expensive. Some of America's finest would lose their card. No worries though, lose it once and they replaced it. Lose a second time and guess what? The soldier was implanted with a micro-chip RFID version of the card. That's right, believe it or not, the technology has been around for decades and has only been improving in its capabilities. It still has all the capabilities of the card with one catch: you can't possibly lose an implant. (You may be thinking, how do they scan an implant with a credit card machine? Have you seen the gas pumps that you just wave a capsule on your key chain by? Or how about the new credit cards you only have to wave it by the register? This is the purpose of that technology.) This is where we are headed. You just have to know how to look without conditioned denial.


Is it starting to make sense? It will when the dollar, due to interest on fake money, continues to decline in buying power (down 57% at the time of this writing in July 2007) until all the countries who currently invest in our dollar and give us loans based on the power of our dollar, cash out on their holdings of our currency, refuse to give us loans and bail on us completely. It may even remind you of the Great Depression when banks called in their loans because the value of the dollar had dropped so low they themselves had to use the property they had given consumers loans to buy as collateral for their own debt to the big banks.

When our money has so little value that it buys nothing for a whole lot, we'll be begging for something, anything to get us out of this jam we're in so we can go back to watching TV and forget about all the problems with this country.

Just leave us alone in our houses we purchased on borrowed money with our nice cars we purchased on borrowed money parked in the garage next to the lawn mower purchased on a credit card while we eat our dinner purchased with our debit card in front of the giant screen propaganda box we don't make payments on for six more months where we hear the so-called "truth," no matter what channel it's on, from the ultra wealthy, utterly corporate, everything to gain, totally controlled media conglomerate repeating the same message; leaving us just one decision we can still make for ourselves as we decide which news "personality" we like to hear our doom, gloom and daily serving of lies and propaganda from.

And, when we have made our decision and are peacefully sitting there munching on our MSG (excitotoxin) riddled food, sipping on our Aspartame (excitotoxin) sweetened soft drink or Fluoridated/Chlorine water or tea of choice, we will one day hear the news that we have been saved by a new currency known as the AMERO.

(Search: Excitotoxicity, MSG, Other Names for MSG Aspartame, Sodium Fluoride, Fluoridation, Chlorine)

Then the New World Order, which this government takes its orders from, will have us begging for this new form of currency. It's just missing one thing. Support, close support, maybe the same thing that helped the EURO get off the ground and rolling in Europe. Yes, that's what we'll need. We'll need friends to share our currency with. We need...


Well, friend, this must be your lucky day because we happen to have a new country for you right here where you live. It's called the North American Union. (Read: Council On Foreign Relations - Building A North American Community.) It's a little known merger between the US, Canada and Mexico and was actually signed into existence by the "leaders" of these three countries back in 2005 -- planned under the cover of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, right down to the smallest detail, with the three government's total cooperation and assistance, of course.

They've built one of the largest seaports in the world in Mexico, bringing products in, mostly from, China, begun construction of the largest super-highway system in the world, theTrans-Texas Corridor (or NAFTA Superhighway) in the US, which they will soon test with 100 hundred Mexican trucking companies flooding the U.S with trucks and truck drivers coequally testing the REAL IDs, to go along with the completed construction of the largest truck depot in the world located in Kansas (Kansas City Smart Port, Official Website), and, of course, one of the largest airports, still to be expanded, in Denver as part of their "Port to Plane" project.

The maps for dividing North America into six territories are all laid out, highways, new Capital (Denver, where a second, or shadow, government is already in operation in Colorado Springs), infrastructure, martial law to keep order, of course, and all this has been going on right under your nose.

Most citizens will likely beg for this merger, as the government will tell us that the North American Union and the AMERO will certainly save us from our useless dollar. [In much the same way as these useful idiots begged for the Healthcare bill, I suppose.]

Of course, it's just another trick, sleight of hand, because it's the opposite in fact. Just look to the Fortune 500 hundred companies, as most of them in anticipation of this merger have already set up their new corporate offices in London, but mostly in Dubai to avoid the collapse that will be coming. [Well, I'm not sure what to make of this because it's reported that Dubai is facing financial collapse unless that's just spin.] (Web search any of this and find out all you want to know. "Trans Texas Corridor" is a good one; "North American Union" and "AMERO" are others.)

It's all right there in front of us. Legalized monopolies for starters. Do you know who owns Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times, etc.? Different corporations that have nothing to do with news own these media networks. Let's not forget the word "network." These media giants plant stories on the little stations in each market, filling them full of garbage and sound bites that keep everything consistent from the local level to national. They monitor each one, baiting them with promotion possibilities of anchors and reporters moving to larger markets or even up to the network level if they stay in line and report what they are told. Corporations run the government, banks run the government, elitists run the government, and this is only the beginning...

The master plan is called "The Project for the New American Century" -- it was laid out years in advance. It could only happen, as they the planners said themselves, with a new Pearl Harbor. Enacting the laws (Patriot Act I & II, Military Commissions Act, REAL ID Act) that would be needed to set in motion the new territory (North American Union) helped by a crashing dollar setting up more Pearl Harbors (false flag/fake attacks blaming them on Iran or Syria, etc., so they can start a most likely nuclear invasion, creating a panic in the U.S. that will lead to Martial Law, etc.) until they have what they need to complete a One World Government, one connected currency through the World Bank, with one ID system for every human on the planet; and we, the taxed-to-death people, will fund it as we are their faithful non-thinking, non-questioning, do as we are told, powerless feeling, subjects, or slaves as we really are, living in conditioned denial. [Conditioned denial indeed. We are conditioned to deem those who question what happened on 9/11 as crazy, wacko conspiracy theorist, and dismiss them immediately. Why? Because if one looks at the evidence they may draw the right conclusion.]

This plan has been tweaked and messed with for many, many years. This latest version, The Project for the New American Century, went public in 1997 with a cover story of their goals on their publicly accessible website. It's all smoke and mirrors, but the signers of this plan are below. You may recognize a few names. Remember, 1997, three years before George W. Bush was "elected" -- this plan wasn't conceived in 1997; it went public in 1997. Now put that in your mind as you read the names of the designers (in alphabetical order) and remember all of the events, acts, etc. that have happened since 2001. Try to tell yourself it's just a coincidence that some of these men of such great power are on this list. (Look up names you are unfamiliar with on Wikipedia to see the seats or positions of power these men are or were in.)

Elliott Abrams
Gary Bauer
William J. Bennett
Jeb Bush
Dick Cheney
Eliot A. Cohen
Midge Decter
Paula Dobriansky
Steve Forbes
Aaron Friedberg
Francis Fukuyama
Frank Gaffney
Fred C. Ikle
Donald Kagan
Zalmay Khalilzad
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Norman Podhoretz
Dan Quayle
Peter W. Rodman
Stephen P. Rosen
Henry S. Rowen
Donald Rumsfeld
Vin Weber
George Weigel
Paul Wolfowitz

The point of this is to show you it's all connected. It's been surrounding us for years. The point is to get you ready for what's coming, because the more of us that know and understand without living in the conditioned denial we've grown accustomed to, the more we have a fighting chance.

Note: The Rockefeller tie still binds as David Rockefeller has spent years creating avenues for the NAU, nurturing Latin leaders to go along with his plan through organizations such as The Council on the Americas (Founder and Honorary Chairman), The Americas Society (Chairman), The Forum of the Americas (Founder), The Institute for International Economics (Financial backer and Board Member), The Trilateral Commission (Founder and Honorary Chairman). He was also Chairman of The Council on Foreign Relations when Cheney served as a Director. In fact, Cheney joked not long ago during speech to the CFR saying: "I never mentioned that (he was a member and Director of CFR) back when I was campaigning for reelection (U.S. Senate) back home in Wyoming." He received big laughs from the CFR audience after this remark because they know full well how sinister their organization is.


In 1998, UNOCAL, the ninth largest oil company in the world, with the services of General Electric, Halliburton (and its CEO Dick Cheney), and Enron planned to construct a 935 mile, multi-billion dollar oil pipeline through Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Central Asia Gas Pipeline Consortium (CentGas).

They went to Afghanistan for the rights to build, but the deal fell through due to "political unrest." Now here is where it gets interesting. After the invasion of Afghanistan for its "involvement" in 9/11, the U.S. "appointed" a President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. Who IS Hamid Karzai? Try this one on for size: he was a former member of the board of directors of UNOCAL. And, guess what one of the first accomplishments of the newly appointed administration was? You guessed it, Afghanistan has a pipeline (of which they'll likely never see a drop of oil or money from) running through their backyard thanks in part to the U.S. military knowing how to drop precision smart bombs in a straight line through the mountains making it much easier to construct. (Search: hamid karzai oil board member)

Then we invaded Iraq for their participation in 9/11. Yes, at first we said they were harboring "Al Queda," but that wasn't going to work. Wait, Saddam has Weapons of Mass Destruction. Yes, that will work, but they lied about all of the intelligence gathered on the subject. No matter, we'll get in there and kill the witnesses, temporarily free the people, then enslave the people, start a civil war, build permanent military bases, and stay there long enough for defense contractors to get filthy rich, while being protected by our under-paid, under-equipped soldiers. And, by filthy rich... Blackwater, a private defense contracting company, making hundreds of millions in Iraq, headquarters in Virginia, provides private soldiers by the tens of thousands (Watch: Iraq For Sale, a high-quality film by Robert Greenwald), Halliburton (Dick Cheney, Former CEO) cannot be measured in millions of dollars because it's in the billions. But the real have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too award goes to daddy. Yes, President Bush's daddy, former President George H. W. Bush is a board member of the Carlyle Group, a defense contractor making more money than any other defense contractor in the world, and they should because their partners are the Bin Laden family, the Saudi Royal family, and others. (There is a plethora of information about the Bush family on the Internet; but be careful, it could make your head explode, as it will open your eyes to things you wish you didn't know about them. Bush...past and present.)

But that's all in the past. If you want to see our present and future at the same time, you need look no further. Several decades ago, we entered into an agreement with the oil countries in the Middle East, and OPEC was formed. No surprise here, OPEC is run by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The Deal: we buy oil from these countries at prices set by us with the value of currency set by the U.S. Dollar. At the time of this agreement these countries, like Saudi Arabia for example, were dirt poor. In exchange for buying their oil and giving them U.S. dollars for it, they had to do something for us. They had to take a percentage of that money and buy part of our National Debt. It sounded like a pretty good plan. There was a small problem. Not ALL of the oil rich countries in the region went along with it. There were two nations that told us to take a hike. Can you guess which two countries? If you guessed Iraq and Iran, you would be correct. Iraq and Iran: our present and future conflicts or "War on Terror." And you thought we were fighting the terrorists for what they did to us. Think again. Or just change the way you think. Not everything is what it seems. No magician or illusionist has ever sawed anyone in half. No matter how many different ways they do the trick, it's still just a trick. It's not a coincidence that the countries we have gone into and will go into -- Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran -- happened to be blamed for 9/11. It's the other way around, as we blamed them for 9/11 so we COULD have an excuse to invade them. It's all pretty convenient, don't you think.

If it's really about terrorism and WMDs we could have easily gone after plenty of terrorists in plenty of other places, like North Korea and their WMDs. Or, Africa, where literally millions have lost their lives in civil wars, genocides, and government-sponsored terrorism that is still going on today (Search: Africa Eugenics). We, in our righteousness, have done almost nothing to actually stop the killing in Africa, as only recently people have awakened to Darfur. Watch Chavez in Venezuela -- if he continues to step out of line with the oil issues, we'll "find terrorists" there too (Search: Chaves Oil Terrorist). Keep in mind: Iran is not a nuclear threat for building the same nuclear power plants that we have scattered all throughout the U.S. for electricity. Construction is about to begin in London for the exact type of reactor for electricity that Iran is building. Iran is a threat for selling its countries oil to China and European companies in EUROs instead of U.S. dollars for a fraction of what we pay. Our conflict with Iran has everything to do with the world's true currency, oil.


Taking advantage of us by sleight-of-hand trickery has long been our government's method of choice for accomplishing its secret goals. From Social Security abuses to illegal Federal Income Taxes (America: Freedom to Fascism by Academy Award Winner, Aaron Russo) and tens of thousands of other expansions on laws and then outright violations.

Their newest way of convincing us that they need all these new laws is saying the laws are for the terrorists. But, why do we need to pass laws to go after the "bad guys." It's a very simple idea really: pass laws that keep us safe from the bad guys but make us prove we're not the bad guys. Give up our privacy, freedom and our rights to keep from being invaded, but the government is the only entity doing any invading.

Remember, the Patriot Act is not a law for foreign threats; it's a law for domestic threats. We are the suspects.

Our President said:
"I need Congress to pass this law if I am going to be able to protect the American people."
He was speaking of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. These laws, Patriot Act I & II, Military Commissions Act, and a slew of other laws and Executive Orders, all work in concert with each other as part one big jig-LAW-puzzle. Hitler had the same big law, the "Enabling Act," that crowned him dictator, but he passed it all at once. We in America need our death camps created a little slower and right in front of our eyes in order to accept them (See: Patriot Act vs. Enabling Act). We are so conditioned and desensitized to the government controlling us that we have forgotten we're supposed to be the ones in control. The founding fathers had a very simple plan for never allowing the federal government to get too big and powerful: they made it illegal for the Federal Government to tax an individual's income, therefore limiting its growth, scope and size. Oops! We allowed that to happen, just 2% we were told. That's all, we promise, no more. Right. That tax grew and grew until it was another tax and another tax, and each time they promised it would be the end. But, it's never the end. It's a continuing take, take, take practice.

Look over here at the "evil doers" while Bush takes our Bill of Rights. [MUST SEE: Keith Olbermann Video -- I can't believe I just embedded a link to Keith Olbermann -- but again it's funny how he can't see how our liberties are being eroded under Obama.]

This is premeditated. We are behind and must catch up to these crimes against our Constitution before we have nothing to leave our children. The goal of the government is clear: make us suspects until we give up our rights and freedoms and become enslaved to their money-hungry puppet masters to prove we are innocent. It was said: "After 9/11, 280 million American citizens became suspects."

In recent polls, no matter who is doing the poll, the majority of Americans, Republican and Democrat, men and women, "believe" the government had something to do with 9/11. There is endless scientific and eyewitness proof that 9/11 was a hoax; and there is no proof that the government's version is really what happened, but many people just DON'T WANT to believe it [who could blame them]. Do some research -- there are hundreds of websites dedicated to the subject, many by scholars, physicists, engineers, former government employees, and great Americans with common sense just like yourself. Don't just sit there watching TV. Shut off the propaganda box, do a web search for 911 Truth, Scholars for 911 Truth and read, read, read. If you have trouble with the idea of thinking your government had something to do with 9/11, you have much to learn about your country's history.

9/11 is extremely important because it was THE "terror attack" that led to the Patriot Act I & II being dusted off and passed, without being read. Unequivocally, none of these plans, laws, Patriot Acts, Military Commissions Act of 2006, Project for New American Century, AMERO currency, North American Union, Billions and Billions spent on seaports, super-highways, etc. or the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the building of 14 permanent U.S. military bases and an American Embassy larger than the Vatican in Iraq, not to mention the surrender of 75% of Iraq's oil revenue for 30 years, could have happened without 9/11.

Do you still think it was a bunch of guys with box cutters pulling off military-grade pilot maneuvers, directed by a guy in a cave? Meanwhile the Bush Family has been, and still is, in business, for decades, with the Bin Laden Family (Bush-Bin Laden Oil), secret joint bank accounts (stemming from the George W. Bush/James R. Bath/bin Laden business partnerships) in the Harris Bank, a unit of Bank of Montreal and the units of Barclays Bank, United Kingdom, contain joint accounts of Osama bin Laden/James R. Bath/George W. Bush.

The White House said if they could find Osama bin Laden's bank accounts they'd seize them. Right. Do you still think the official story is true when the FBI has never formally indicted or charged Osama Bin Laden with a crime related to 9/11 because there is "insufficient evidence to connect him with any crime"? Or, how about NINE of the alleged hijackers found alive and were interviewed while going about their normal lives where they have been all along? Interviewed on the BBC and others.

Jet Fuel DOES NOT burn hot enought to melt steel, so do you still think that steel buildings fall down because of fire? There are only three steel buildings in history to ever "officially" fall down due to fire...they are WTC 1, 2 & 7, and 7 wasn't even hit by a plane, but it did house the CIA, Secret Service, FBI, Homeland Security, New York City emergency command bunker, and nearly every document having anything to do with the Enron scandal and it's connections to one Dick Cheney and The White House. All three buildings fell at free-fall speed, so there goes the pancake theory, and were vaporized into millions of tons of dust. How about the audio recordings of more than 150 firefighters on their radios in the buildings, recorded that day, saying, "There are explosions going off everywhere" in these buildings -- recordings finally released by a court more than four years after the fact.

What about the numerous documented reports about strange security changes and men installing new internet lines in the buildings, yet no internet lines were installed, for two to three weeks leading up to Sept. 11th. And what about the removal of all bomb-sniffing dogs for the first time, three weeks before 9/11, as they were used daily up until this mysterious time. And, during the same three weeks, all security cameras were shut down 24/7 in all stairwells, etc. And who was the man in charge, the head of the security company overseeing the World Trade Center and all of these mysterious happenings, who incidentally resigned on September 10, 2001? Marvin Bush, the President's younger brother.

What will it take to realize something just isn't right?

How about this? NORAD has averaged less than six minutes to intercept a plane off course since its inception to protect the skies of North America (hundreds of intercepts per year), yet on 9/11 they missed four planes in one morning.

Look into it and you'll find out NORAD and Department of Defense documents show that, for the first time in history, NORAD's intercept control was taken away in the early morning hours of September 11, 2001. Who was it given to? One Dick Cheney. 9/11 testimony from National Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who was in the bunker on 9/11 with Cheney, said an aid came in every few minutes to tell the Vice-President, "the plane is 40 miles out...the plane is 30 miles out...the plane is...10...do the orders still stand sir?" And, the head of the NTC goes on to testify (covered by C-SPAN): "The Vice-President said, 'of course the order still stands, have you heard anything to the contrary?'" BOOM!!!

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of facts that back up the real truth about 9/11, but there isn't much that can be said for the real "conspiracy theory" that belongs to the government and their 9/11 Commission Report. This IS the new Pearl Harbor; 9/11 was a pretext for total control. It's openly admitted in Washington, D.C. and, depending on whom you talk to, they'll still tell you it's for the good of the country, to protect us from the bad guys. But, apparently and according to these new laws, we, the American citizens, are the bad guys. This is not the first time this has happened in history, we just didn't pay attention in class, we assumed that we were safe, we thought nothing would ever happen to us -- we thought wrong.


Do you remember when the weapons of mass destruction were used on you? Maybe you were too caught up in the moment to realize it. These WMDs were in the form of those buildings being attacked, planes crashing, people dying, buildings collapsing, constant talk of terrorists, terrorism, terror, Bin Laden, Al Queda, Taliban, War on Terror, "Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction" repeated a million times, on and on and on. This is the real weapon of mass destruction because it's controlled FEAR. When they lie about WMDs, it's to provoke fear; when they plan attacks and allow innocent lives to be snuffed out, it's to provoke FEAR. If you hear the same thing over and over again, eventually you'll believe it.

Fear made Americans jump to give up their freedoms, because the fear was crammed down our throats 24 hours a day in the news and on the color-coded Homeland Security "Terror Barometer." "Today it's yellow, oh no, it's gone up to orange run, hide, buy plastic and duck tape to put over your windows to protect from radiological fallout and biological weapons...the terrorists are coming." Do you remember? The head of Homeland Security actually told people to buy plastic and duct tape? WHAT? Are you kidding?

It's controlled FEAR! It's a joke. It's obvious when you look back at it. They hyped it until they passed the laws they wanted; and, since then, you've never heard another word about duct tape and plastic. But, guess what? They'll do it again, blame it on Iran or Syria, etc., and Americans will fall for it. Again.

If you are having trouble believing this, if conditioned denial is creeping in again, then here is a suggestion: Look into the real stories behind Pearl Harbor, Cuban Missile Crisis, Attack of the USS Liberty, Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam War), Oklahoma City Bombing, Waco, Ruby Ridge and learn about these and many more government sponsored terror and false flag operations. Learn about the CIA's involvement in numerous coups and terror plots. Learn about the FBI's involvement in the first WTC bombing in 1993, as reported in major newspapers.

Learn the real history, not the fabricated history leading to your "America-can-do no-wrong, conditioned denial."

It is conditioned denial. It started for most of us in the form of the history they didn't teach us. Are you brave enough to hear the truth? It can only hurt you if you don't learn it. What we should be in fear of is ourselves. We are our own worst enemies for allowing this to happen, but we didn't know what was happening -- now you do.


What will you do? Sit back, do nothing, ignore it, hope this goes away, wish for it not to happen, or will you take action, stand up for your country, educate yourself, get answers, flood Congress with calls? There is no time left to spend in "conditioned denial." There is only time left to feverishly seek the truth. Make yourself aware of what IS happening. Learn how to see through the deception that is the media and Presidential "Executive Orders" demolishing our freedoms.

This is real -- it is happening, and as much as we don't want it to happen, it will, if we do nothing. Share this information with everyone you know, but whatever you do, find your way to God, as He is the Creator, the All Knowing and true Ruler of men. We must have faith, but God made us with a free will. We must choose to act. So let us act against these "acts" and take our country back.

The bottom line is this: someone else is in control of your life -- from the interest rate on your car and house, credit cards, etc. to the price you pay for gas, electricity, etc., and food, and laws passed to govern you, even what you do with your own money (fake as it is). You are not in control of anything. Does that sound like freedom to you? Are you really free? Do you have choices?

This country was founded on being able to stand up and say, "Wait, something is wrong with this. I don't agree." Could you do that now? No, it's called dissemination, and there are many laws to prosecute you for doing it. After all, your new title is "enemy combatant" if you speak out against anything. But, collectively, through being informed, we can make a difference.

Web search until your heart's content, this is only the tip of the iceberg on each of these subjects; you can find many sites, documents, videos, internet radio stations, etc. dedicated to finding the truth, only the truth. It will set us free if we don't wait until it's too late.

There is nothing wrong with America, just the people in control of America. America is the greatest land in the world. We used to be a beacon of hope to the entire world -- let's get it back. It's time for real patriots to stand up for this country for which so many patriots gave their lives.

Do you hear the wake up call?


Deeply Concerned American
Note: This was written to inform those most in need of it. Much, much more could be written. In the hopes of giving you enough to peak your interest and motivate you to research for yourself, this document was actually limited to the subjects within. The following are quick facts about other important topics of great consequence.

1st Amendment to the Constitution: For those of you unfamiliar with the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, it says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion; or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

If case you haven't noticed, these rights are being illegally killed off one by one. Try using a video camera in New York City; if they so choose, you will be arrested unless you have a permit and a $1,000,000 insurance policy. Why? Because the Mayor didn't like truth seekers asking him questions. The Patriot Act and Military Commission Act took care of the rest of the 1st Amendment. Wake up. This is illegal, un-Constitutional!

Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA is not actually what it seems as their primary job is not to aid in emergencies. Remember Katrina and New Orleans? They tested their plan to separate families, father from mother from children, and it worked. Promised aid, money, etc. and have, to date, delivered nothing but displaced families. But, don't worry, they will rebuild with the $62.5 billion in contracts FEMA and the military have given Halliburton, Bechtel and Flour through subsidiary fronts. But, none of the rebuilding is for the victims; they aren't allowed back, or haven't you heard of the recent court case. Ask yourself what laws of physics would have to be violated for one levee wall to break in two places on the same side in perfect symmetrical distances and flood only the poor side of town. Then find the many accounts of witness who, from bridges, watched black uniformed men all around the levee wall just before it blew up or "gave way." Then research the morgue contract given to a Texas company, friend of Bush, for Katrina in New Orleans. And, the contract for Blackwater private soldiers ($73 million, $243,000 per day) for Katrina in New Orleans. Blackwater, by the way, is all over the United States right now. We may not want to believe it, but what we want to believe won't change the truth.

FEMA has constructed and is responsible for more than 800, ready for operation, concentration camps in the U.S. They are prepared to hold more than 20,000,000 Americans. This is not denied and can be found buried in mainstream news. Of course, back when they wanted funding for these camps they claimed it was "in case of a flood of illegal aliens." The same illegal aliens they are trying to get amnesty for, now that they have their funding. Smoke and mirrors. Smell a rat yet? Nothing is ever what it seems.

Global Warming (the real wool over your eyes, if you're ready for it): The Global Warming movement, specifically Al Gore, is a sham. There is no proof that "we" are causing anything. There is one culprit for earth warming and you may have heard of it. It's called, the SUN. As part of a natural cycle in our galaxy, the Proton Belt [web search] is approaching, and just like our solar cycle (summer and winter), all planets in our solar system are being affected equally in their changing ratio to the sun. EVERY planet in our solar system is warming up naturally. There has been a 20-year campaign of duping celebrities and musicians into duping the public. A great many of the scientists that Al Gore's studies have used actually disagree with him, which is why he changed his mind about having them all sign one document or wall to show their support. He, instead, used their names, ruining some of their careers and ignoring the critics. One of London's leading environmental scientists went public, was threatened with jail and has been placed under house arrest for several years now. Each yea,r as the American study on the state of the environment is about to be published, it goes to one particular office for approval and is edited with a black marker and sections are re-written by hand.

It's then published as if it came from the scientific community. Can you guess which "office" this is? I'll give you a hint: it's white. Yes, The White House. They don't want the true science to come out because they have an agenda. This is a scam to put a One World Global tax on everyone and, thus, uniting everyone toward commonality and a one world society or government, ultimately religion.

There is no such thing as Co2 Global Warming. Our earth is shifting; it's natural, not permanent and, most surprisingly, we aren't even to the hot time yet. As part of the con, the government uses NASA (who gets its money from...? Right!) to show the supposed facts about temperature. But, it has been recently discovered that they fudged their equations to make it look like 1998 was the hottest year on record -- it wasn't. 1934 was and still is the hottest year on record. In fact, five of the 10 hottest years on record are all before World War II.

So, ask them to explain this: How is it all of the planets in our solar system are getting closer to the sun, rising in temperature, supposed facts are based only on admittedly false science from a paid government agency, their own scientists won't sign on, the White House continually edits the scientific reports before they are published, yet somehow my car is making it hotter on other planets? Use your common sense; add it up and you'll see you've been conditioned to deny your common sense by peer pressure, movies, music, politics, false science, etc. But, you can change that with the power you have to change your mind. In case you are entering conditioned denial again, ask yourself this one question again: How do Co2 emissions from your car make it hotter on other planets? END OF ARGUMENT!!! No "yes, but." That's it. END OF ARGUMENT!!!

A Hint: One Vatican-controlled group not mentioned, until now, has members throughout all the other groups mentioned, has been around for centuries and is overlooked by all media and people alike -- The Freemasons or Masons. Do a web search and learn about the 33rd Degree Freemason's real doctrine. This is one scary club. Local-level Masons have no clue as to what's really going on at the top, and the vast number of local level members and lodges are exactly what makes it seem so harmless. After all, they do so much good for society. Learn how Freemasons at the top go way, way back. You have been desensitized to it by the glamorizing movies such as "National Treasure," and will again be by its sequel to be released at the end of 2007. But, learn, in fact, that Freemasonry at the top is a very sinister cult -- very real, very determined and very, very powerful. So powerful you may not believe what they're really about until you discover it for yourself, but it will explain a lot about why the evil going on in this world is perpetrated by the these high level members. It will also explain much in the way of the beliefs of these people.

Top members of the Freemasons are called 33rd Degree Freemasons. Interestingly, it is rumored nearly all but two Presidents of the United States were or are 33rd Degree Freemasons. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy would be the two outsiders. (They are also 2 of the only 3 Presidents to dissolve, or attempt to dissolve in Kennedy's case, the international banking system in the U.S. The third was Andrew Jackson, who shared Lincoln and Kennedy's fate as he was assassinated by poisoning. By the way, John Wilkes Booth was a Freemason.) Do a web search for "33rd Degree Freemasons," etc. -- the lists of members will chill you to the bone once you understand what their beliefs are and the width and purpose of their deception over the American people and the world. But, their goals are larger as they look to, or already, control politics, employment, education, economics, military, government, police, banks, communications, entertainment and aim at creating a cashless society, controlled by the government... (Eric Jon Phelps is the expert on this subject, so read everything you can and get his book, Vatican Assassins III, at his Official Website.)

Dubai: Remember, the mention of major corporations setting up their new headquarters in London and Dubai? Dubai is worth your research. Check out the Palm Islands in Dubai. It's a virtual paradise. This is an ultra exclusive group of man-made islands for the ultra elite and wealthy. For example, Dick Cheney has purchased there, as well as the heads of many of the major corporations in the U.S. and the world, etc. Dubai is also the site of the world's tallest building (tallest by about 40 stories), still under final construction. Why do you suppose these individuals, these world elites would be purchasing homes, buying land and setting up their world headquarters in the same place at the same time?

The Thing About Credit: When you use your credit card, you are printing money. Yes, each time you make a purchase the merchant gets paid, but the money is digital and is written straight out of the top Federal Reserve Banks. So, like our government, we have paper money printed with each swipe to pay the merchant, and then we are expected to pay the money back each month with REAL money we earn, plus interest for most people. This is completely unconstitutional, of course, and there is a name for this: Fraud.

Between mid 2009 and the end of 2009, the United States of America will be completely bankrupt. When this happens, our entire credit-based society will not be able to pay their credit related bills like mortgages, car payments, credit card payments, etc. And since our dollar will have no value, the big Fed banks will just take all the titles and property they want just like they did during the Great Depression. Makes you think maybe they had this planned all along. They did.

Brainwashed: 99% of Americans, when asked what kind of government we have, will answer "democracy." That's wrong. We most certainly do not have a democracy. It's a Republic. Though most think there's no difference or it's no big deal what we call it, it is in fact a form of brainwashing to change your way of thinking and, more importantly, your acceptance of government control.

NOWHERE in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights or Pledge of Allegiance is the word "democracy" ever used. And there is a good reason for that as the founding fathers and citizens of America hated democracies. In democracy, 51% rule the 49% and tell them what they can and cannot do (that's not freedom). In a republic, 99% cannot tell 1% (this is freedom). The United States is a Republic. You pledged "allegiance to the flag and to the Republic for which it stands" everyday as a kid in school, so don't be fooled into thinking we live in a democracy, it's brainwashing.

I believe America is the last and best hope for this world we live in; I also believe that this is why more people try to come here than any other country. Our flag, The Stars and Stripes, is the symbol that brings thousands to our shore every year to make this land their home. We welcome them with open arms and a heart as big as the Texas sky. Welcome...join us to make this America the "Melting Pot" of the world (making this statement, I also feel that illegal immigration should be stopped immediately; it is a detriment to our education, medical, social and welfare programs which should be used to treat and help our citizens first.) I firmly believe in the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without the constant intrusion by the federal government. I believe in free and open speech, freedom of religion regardless of who you pray or don't pray to; but I do not believe in freedom from religion. Our country was founded on basic religious principles, and I feel they should always be present. It does not hurt me to see the Christian Cross, Star of David, the Crest and Star, a statue of Buddha, or any other religious icon; it shows the diversity of our land.. America is a great land populated by a people that have given more to this world than any other country in medical aid, disaster relief, humanitarian help though private and government programs, so I find it amazing when I hear of demonstrations about how bad we are and how we don't care for anyone but ourselves. Do we have our problems? You bet we do, but as Americans we have the tendency to work them out without the large scale violence that besets other countries; at least since the Civil War. - America - A Beacon of Hope, CNN iReport, October 26, 2008

Leaked confidential documents have revealed that senior officials from the former US administration had warned a 9/11 investigation panel against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks. In a letter obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the 9/11 Commission was refused permission to question terror suspects, with the Bush administration arguing that by doing so the panel would "cross" a "line" and obstruct the administration's efforts to protect the nation. Citing the need to "Safeguard the national security, including protection of Americans from future terrorist attacks," the government officials demanded the Commission not make further attempts at conducting a deeper probe into the September 11 terror attacks. "As the officers of the United States responsible for the law enforcement, defense and intelligence functions of the Government, we urge your Commission not to further pursue the proposed request to participate in the questioning of detainees," the letter said. The warning note dated January 6, 2004, has been signed by former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and CIA Director George Tenet. The 9/11 Commission was set up in November 2002 to prepare a full account of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, which still have an air of suspicion around them. The revelation comes as according to a recent survey, one-quarter of US adults believe that the 2001 terrorist attacks were fabricated. - 9/11 panel was warned not to probe too deeply, Press TV, March 18, 2010

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