The Collapse of the American Economy Has Begun

09/30/2014

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-collapse-of-the-american-economy-has-begun_09282014

The the analysis below has been contributed by Dave Hodges and was originally published at The Common Sense Show.

Susan Duclos  and Stefan Stanford recently interviewed “V” the Guerrilla Economist and the following information was revealed in this landmark interview:

“The process of undermining the US dollar is well on schedule as well; more than 105 countries have decided that the dollar no longer works for them, joining Russia, China and other BRICS nations in leaving the dollar as the entire world comes to the realization that America’s leaders are insane. Their recklessness and evil ways have left tremendous shame upon our nation. Though there has been much manipulation and propping up, but that is only setting us up for the inevitable massive crash.

“V” begins by updating us on recent information that he has received from his 4-Star General source and warns that events are still on schedule, a schedule that he previously warned would leave the US dollar ‘undermined’ by 2015 and the US ceasing to exist as a nation by 2017“.

The interview can be accessed through the following link. I highly recommend listening to this interview.

On the surface, these claims appear to border on hysteria. However, as history has proven, time and time again, that Susan Duclos, Stefan Stanford and “V” are to always be taken seriously when revealing controversial information.

Subsequently, I proceeded to find confirming, or disconfirming evidence, that these claims are accurate and should taken seriously by all Americans. Both the direct and ancillary evidence serves as overwhelming in support of V’s claims and Susan’s reporting.

Halfway to Economic Armageddon

“V’s” claims notwithstanding, the American economy is already in severe danger as we consider the following facts.

There are 35 states in this country in which it is better to accept welfare than work at an entry level job. Much like crack cocaine or heroin addicts, much of our nation is hopelessly addicted to living in the welfare state or on unsustainable levels of credit.

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From a micro perspective, the personal economic health of America is abysmal. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”. Stunningly, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government, not including the massive entitlement programs of Social Security or Medicare. The number of people on food stamps has grown to 47.79 million Americans. In 2008, when Obama first took office, only 32 million Americans were on food stamps. Approximately, 20.2 million Americans spend more than half of their incomes on housing, which represents a 46% increase from 2001. Parents under the age of 30 experience poverty rates consisting of 37 percent. The number of Americans living in poverty has grown to one out of every six US citizens.

The above information could be considered to be the good news. What follows is grim.

Watch the Credit Swap Derivatives

In the United States, credit swap derivatives created national debt totals of over one quadrillion dollars. That is one thousand trillion dollars! The entire GDP of the planet is estimated at $66 trillion dollars. And somehow, in the infinite wisdom of Congress in 2008, we falsely and naively believed that a $750 billion transfer of wealth (i.e., Bailout #1) was magically going to save the economy and the collective futures of the American middle class. Please let me repeat that the most conservative estimate is that the derivatives debt is 10 times greater than the GDP of the entire world. Most economists estimate the number to be 16 times greater that the GDP of the planet!

In short, the debt created by futures speculation is approximately 10-16 times greater than the sum total of the entire wealth on the planet! It would not matter if the debt was only two times the GDP of the planet, we do not have the capacity to pay down this debt. The interest on the debt is growing faster than the rise in national revenue. And we think we are going to climb out of this? Let’s take a moment and discuss the derivatives debt.

Five of the “too big to fail” banks in the United States that have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives. The national debt is sitting at a grand total of almost 18 trillion dollars. The sum of 40 trillion dollars is almost unfathomable.

Credit swap derivatives trading is not too different from betting on baseball or football games. It is gambling, it is a Ponzi scheme and Wall Street bankers should be in jail. However, this is the new economic landscape of America. The name of the game is the “Last American Garage Sale” where these bankers are positioning to steal all the assets possible before the collapse.

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Please note that under the category, in the above illustration, “Widgets “R” US Corp“, the banks loan the money. In other words, if this Ponzi scheme fails, the banks which underwrite and guarantee the entire process, will eventually fail!

The credit swap derivatives are bad enough, but when we carry over the economic implications to the health of the banking system, the banks are bordering on total collapse along with all of your saved earnings.

Most Americans Think That Their Deposits Are Safe

Some readers have written to me and have dutifully reminded me that the FDIC is at their bank standing guard over their deposits. How woefully and depressingly ignorant is that statement?

The FDIC does not have the money to cover your deposits as it has only $25 billion in its deposit insurance fund. By law, the FDIC is required to keep a balance equivalent to only 1.15% of insured deposits on hand. Yes, America, that means that less than 2% of your deposits are covered.

Others have pointed out to me that the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 716) now bans taxpayer bailouts of most speculative derivatives activities. You remember the derivatives don’t you? They were the imaginary wealth that was built upon more imaginary wealth but were guaranteed with hard assets backed by the banks. When this house of cards collapsed, it pulled the banks down and led to the series of bailouts which has devastated our economy.


Therefore, when your bank defaults, and it will, the depositors as well as the banks will turn to the FDIC for relief. The FDIC will have no choice but to draw upon its credit line in order to cover a BofA, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan derivatives bust which has been co-mingled with savings account funds. The resulting effect is that this will require a taxpayer bailout to cover the credit line.This will negate the safety from the bailouts that the public thought that they were receiving under the Dodd-Franks bill of no more bailouts.

What very few people are talking about, and as is the case with all credit lines, this money will have to be paid back. Therefore, the coming default of the FDIC, used to cover the derivatives debt, will become the excuse for another taxpayer bailout. And on and on it goes.

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When the last instrument has been looted and then deflated, where do you think that will leave you and your computerized digits that represent the bulk of your self-built financial empire? All of your life, most of you have worked for banker backed interest in some capacity and now, these banksters are stealing back the pittance they paid you in the first place. Where’s Karl Marx when you need him? Bank depositors of the world, unite!

More Bad News

With the banks in debt to the tune of $40 trillion dollars, the pension system is also at risk because the banks and their related financial investment firms underwrote the Credit Swap Derivatives. Moody’s warns in its latest report on the state of public pension systems. As Bloomberg reports, “The 25 biggest systems by assets averaged a 7.45% return from 2004 to 2013, but liabilities tripled over the same period leaving them facing a $2 trillion shortfall as investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations”. The top 25 funds account for 40% of the entire US public pension system. Bloomberg further reports that “The 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities, showing that investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations”, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Americans will be working until they drop dead because, very soon, there will be no such thing as a pension. Very soon, most of these Americans will not have any job to go to.

When this house of cards comes crashing down, how do you think the government will deal with the situation? If you have not listened to V’s interview, I would suggest you do so now.

When Will the Economic Collapse Happen?

The collapse has already started. With 105 nations running from the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, there is nothing left to back up the dollar. Our currency will hyper-inflate and America’s economy will make the crash of the Weimar Republic look like a picnic.

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(A German woman in the 1923 Weimar Republic purchasing a loaf of bread. This time is almost upon the American people.)

Certainly, even the most ardent sheep understand what the economic collapse of the Weimar Republic led to. What makes us think things are going to be any different?

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(The crash of the Weimar Republic led to this. Can America’s eventual outcome be any different?)

Conclusion

Why did George H.W. Bush build a 100,000 acre ranch in Paraguay? Why is NORTHCOM, a combat organization, engaging in continuing the nonstop urban riot control training? Why are UN military vehicles on our soil? Why did FEMA and DHS schedule 10 disaster drills between September 25th and November 13th? Why are former FEMA and DHS agents, as well as many bankers going into hiding in prepared communities?

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Are we to believe that all of these factors are unrelated? It is looking more and more like the bail-out money, which was no more than the private theft of public money, is actually doing what the name implies, it is bailing out corporate executives in advance of the coming crash. America is being forced to fund the getaway gifts for those that have stolen so much from the American people!

Factor in the coming Ebola outbreak and the possibility of an EMP attack, the misery factor immediately and exponentially compounds. The American economy is on fire and the only remnants of what once was is a few hollowed out and charred structures.

Once they have our hard assets,the absolute and final crash and burn of the economy will occur and it will be anarchy in the streets. And more of V’s dire predictions, regarding a post-collapse America will undoubtedly come to pass.

Dave Hodges is an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedom Phoenix, News With Views, and The Arizona Republic. 

The Common Sense Show features a wide variety of important topics that range from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of The Common Sense Show is to provide Americans with the tools necessary to reclaim both our individual and national sovereignty. You can follow Dave’s work at his web site, on Facebook and Twitter.

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911 TRUTH GOES NUCLEAR Massive Download In Progress

09/29/2014

http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=8197

Russia Disseminates,
Snowden Validates,
NSA Evidence Corroborates
New 9/11 Data Dump

“This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse.  The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!” 
– Veteran 9/11 Investigator

State of the Nation

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Huge caverns of “melted granite” were found below the foundations of the Twin Towers. Were they caused by thermo-nuclear explosions detonated to obliterate the steel reinforced, cast concrete, tubular core structure of WTC Buildings 1 & 2?

The evidence is now clear and indisputable that the false flag operation carried out on September 11, 2001 was a multi-nation conspiracy.  The USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and UK have each been proven to be directly involved with the execution and coverup of this crime against humanity.

There were other state actors and intelligence agencies involved such as Pakistan’s ISI; however, the US Federal Government and Israeli Secret Services are by far the most complicit.  The voluminous amount of circumstantial evidence alone both indicts and convicts the US Government of crimes against its own citizenry.  Likewise, Israel’s fingerprints are all over the 9/11 crime scene and directly related criminal activities.

Enter Russia … Edward Snowden … and the Alternative News Media  

When Edward Snowden opted to stay in Russia after fleeing the USA little did he know that the NSA treasure trove he absconded with would serve as the basis for so much 9/11 revelation.  The existence of this extraordinary cache of NSA evidence documenting criminal activity conducted at the highest levels of government has empowered Russia to reveal 9/11 Truth with unimpeachable authority.  Hence, the Kremlin now conducts periodic and strategic data dumps concerning the real facts surrounding the events of 9/11.

As long as the Anglo-American Axis, the European Union, and NATO continue to antagonize and persecute Russia, why would they not continue their “massive download” of 9/11 evidence which indicts the original accusers.  The coup d’état conducted by the CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD in downtown Kiev only served to further inflame an already justifiably angry Russia.

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Putin Plays Chess While Obama Plays Checkers

While the USA & Company issues one sanction after another,  it is Putin who owns the critical pieces in the critical places on the ever-changing geopolitical chessboard.  Not only can Russia shut down the Ukraine economy in a day and a night, much of Europe can be left out in the cold this coming winter season.  Much more importantly, however, Russian social networks can download HUGE amounts of 9/11 evidence about the true false flag perpetrators in a New York Minute.

Whereas Russia has yet to do just that, the Kremlin has permitted the release of earth-shattering material which is generally known on the internet as 9/11 Truth.  The world is starving for such unvarnished and genuine truth in view of the fact that those false flagattacks have been systematically utilized by the real perpetrators to wage war against nations near and far.

That’s all about to change in 2014.

With the dissemination of the most recent round of 9/11 Truth, the guilty state actors have been painted into the corner … WITH NO WAY OUT.  When a nation such as Russia, which possesses an intelligence apparatus second only to the USA, provides high integrity information and data pertaining to the 9/11 false flag operation, and Edward Snowden is backing it up with NSA-generated hard evidence, how can the real perps possibly squeeze out of that corner?

The internet has seen to it that no one can hide in 2014 and beyond … not in Paraguay, not in Pine Gap, nor in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  What do we mean by this?

The following bullet points were extracted from one of the most earth-shaking interviews ever conducted on radio.  This truly extraordinary interview took place among a group of9/11 Truth seekers whose collective knowledge base, unique experience set and access to insider information qualified them “to blow the lid off ” the US Government-coordinated conspiracy to commit high treason, mass murder, grand theft and premeditated acts of state-sponsored terrorism.

The YouTube video of this unprecedented interview is shown below, as is the original hyper-link.  This particular link has also been used for the following bulletized transcription of many of the key points concerning 9/11 Truth that were discussed.  Many of those points have the YouTube time posted for ease of referencing.

Veterans Today Radio Interview on 9-22-14 With Gordon Duff, Jim Fetzer, Preston James And Stew Webb

▶ Veterans Today Radio (9-22-14) Stew Webb, Gordon Duff, Jim Fetzer, Preston James – YouTube

Beginning of transcription of key points from the preceding interview:

  • World trade center destroyed by nuclear weapons. Documents in hand prove source of materials for these weapons.
  • Able Dangerinvestigation proved that the FBI was complicit in the 1995 Oklahoma City  Mossad Agent Monica Lewinsky was set up to get Clinton to stop investigating the Oklahoma City nuclear event.
  • 40:01 Real Able Danger established after Oklahoma City bombing, to investigate a group that included a rogue organization within the CIA, Israeli, and Saudi Intelligence.  Able Danger pre-report lists CIA [part of Able Danger investigation], The Mossad, and Saudi Intelligence, were operating in the USA as terror cells who called themselves by a code name = Al Qaeda
  • Able Dangerinvestigated theft of nuclear material, and the Dept of Energy, stating a high-ranking individual within US Energy Dept, perhaps the Director himself, was an Israeli agent who made available to Viktor Bout, and those working with him, could have been a brother of President George Bush, and the Prime Minister of Israel, and the Prime Minister of South Africa at that time, were all directly involved.
  • 44:00  Gordon Duff pulls up report Russians sent to him that lists people who planned destruction of the World Trade Center in NYC.  9/11 attacks were partially done as nuclear blackmail, and also to stop Able Dangerinvestigating theft of over $200 trillion and 350 nuclear warheads.  Gordon has documents from the Russian government regarding Able Danger.
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  • Is this the Nuclear Blast Hole beneath a WTC Tower that Dimitri Khalizov reported would result from a 150 KiloTon Bomb underground nuclear explosion?

    • CRITICAL:
      Department of Energy supplied information on nuclear “pits”, the center of warheads that were sent to Pantex ["the United States' only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility" (Wikipedia -- Pantex Plant)], Amarillo, Texas to convert into fuel.  Some pits were configured in such a way to remanufacture into nuclear weapons. Some pits had deteriorated to such an extent, and were of a configuration that if someone tried to manufacture them, it would be the last thing they ever did!  The pits removed from there; if you thought you could enter a nuclear reprocessing facility and just grab something off the shelf [MOX  plutonium], without detailed, exceedingly classified information about the chemical make-up, design, and current condition of each of the 350 pits taken, it would be a complete waste of time and energy.
    • 46:00They began cherry picking, to re-build the Israeli nuclear arsenal after the Dimona reactor operation had crashed between 1988 and 1994.  Colonel James Henke, Attaché to Israel, and now Editor of VT, was in the reactor on behalf of US government, investigating what happened within that reactor.
    • When the Israelis were no longer able to produce nuclear weapons,they found a way to just take them off the shelf in the USA.  VITAL: The only way they could do that is with the help of a high level mole within the Dept of Energy who could tell them which ones to take.  This is likely one of the biggest national secrets ever! We’ll go back to the make-up of the group involved in running this organization, which by the way is responsible for the FRANKLIN SCANDAL.
    • 47:44  This group controls members of Congress through running gambling money through Las Vegas and Macau, running prostitution and [rent boys] groups across the USA and through Washington, DC.  It runs a massive blackmail organization out of Cuba.  Stew Webb has confirmation from the NSA on this organization.  This organization handles its cash through Bain Capital and the world’s largest retail chain aids them in doing this through banks that it owns; a massive money laundering operation.
    • 48:46   Speaking from lists they have statingthe first Director of Homeland Security was listed as the head of Al Qaeda [insinuated to be Michael Chertoff]; the real Osama Bin Laden, assisted by US Attorney who had handled all 9/11 investigations.   50:40  ISIL/ISIS is a total creation of the CIA, Saudi and Mossad Intelligence code named “Al Qaeda”.  Individuals who initially set it up are still running it.  This is why the government of Iraq announced on Sept 22, 2014, if Americans wanted to have boots on the ground, they have no interest in having anyone there, because of the involvement of these 3 organization, there isn’t anyone they can trust.
    • 51:40  [JOHN] Latest invasion of Iraq and Syria not getting knee-jerk reaction from American public, and beheadings are all very likely false, too.  Looks like they’re setting us up for a fake boogey man to do something very catastrophic to America to make us blindly go into another conflict.
    • 52:05  GORDON DUFF response: This is why I am saying what I am saying today.  Gordon has an indication, and frankly it could have happened already were it not for so many whistleblowers on the internet exposing potential nuclear plots, that there is a nuclear threat against USA. Russians are an aware of this.  There has been an exchange or not?  Gordon will not box with Russians, who give Gordon information.  The Ukrainian war went nuclear!  The government in Kiev says it has.  They are staunch allies of USA.
    • 53:17  Osama Bin Laden was a phantom enemy created to mask the real enemy, and only enemy, the Director of Homeland Security.  It turned out to be a horrible mistake that the USA hand fed weapons into al-Nusra ISIL, after code naming them Al Qaeda; that they burned up the name Al Qaeda.  That was a good boogey man name to use.  The real Osama Bin Laden, and head of Al Qaeda, was the Director of Homeland Security, and that’s ‘who’ ran Al Qaeda, with the help of a US Attorney [involved in the investigation], and head of Canadian distilling family — very well known and the wealthiest family in Canada, with the help of the Mayor of NYC, a NYC Police Commissioner, were involved in planning 9/11 according to these documents, the then President of South Africa, and the Prime Minister of Israel, the names go on, including a prominent White House Counter-Terrorism official [unnamed].
    • 54:58  Names NOT listed in the document are Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush. There are classification levels in that particular document that are not legal to list.  Gordon can only say what is and what is not there.
    • 55:34  On 9/11 the destroyed Pentagon offices contained a small G2 Unit [US Army G2 Branch Responsible for Intelligence and Security]; a highly classified Criminal Investigation Service.  The part of the Pentagon that was hit was the site of the Able Danger offices.  They were investigating missing nuclear weapons.  This group under JPS UDP command, for those of you who work in government; that’s 35 out of 50 key investigators from Able Danger were killed in that attack.  They were called into the office where the missile struck for an emergency general staff meeting that was running late, [the very same plot ran on television shows including the show "Homeland"].  John O’Neil (American counter-terrorism expert and  Special-Agent-in-Charge in the Federal Bureau of Investigation) who was Chief of Security for the World Trade Center and died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, was also known for trying to stop the 9/11 attacks and apparently murdered for trying to blow the whistle.  Later, CIA agent Roland Carnaby was murdered by a Mossad agent in Houston Texas, who was also a Houston police officer.  [During Q&A video around 1:11 During Pentagon attack, none of the higher ups or General Myers were present].  Gordon read this from amended notes after original 9/11 report in 2003. The real 9/11 report, not the cover up.
    • 57:04  More curious things: People they were protecting in southern Manhattan from a nuclear attack on 9/11; CEOs of key firms working in the World Trade Center were invited to a private golf outing, but in reality were kept secure at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.  Golf outing was sponsored by Warren Buffet.  Make of this what you will. Gordon cannot publish this document.
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      • 58:00 This investigation into theft of nuclear weapons is being handled by a federal grand jury in Houston, Texas that is still seated.  There are a number of people currently in witness protection.  There are numerous — “piles” — of witness statements involving people who had driven nuclear weapons in refrigeration trucks full of cow carcasses, the nuclear weapons were in boxes on the floor under the carcasses.  The nuclear weapons were then sorted inside a refrigeration facility and transferred to fertilizer plants, ultimately moved through the Port of Houston.  The truck drivers and people who butchered and cut up the cows who have made incriminating statements have been in witness protection for many years.
      • 59:19  Obama blocking money laundering for a number of months, is the most dangerous thing he has done and is tied to these issues: tied to Wanta and his money, tied to NASA payoffs of people involved in 9/11 and subsequent financial crimes, and huge thefts out of the Pentagon, and why investigators in the Pentagon were killed, and computers destroyed.  Records should have been stored on centralized servers. These are not stand alone computers with hard drives in them.  Pentagon has stacks of multiple secure mainframes, and yet claim records were destroyed when computer terminals tied to the mainframe were destroyed.  They don’t have a drive in them and you can’t even put a flash drive in them.  General Meyers helped sequester key people during 9/11. (Q&A 1:32 Pentagon computers are EMP protected and stored deep underground.)
      • 1:01:42  During 9/11 and confirmed; Israeli teams around NYC were being watched, and dancing Israelis were living in New Jersey, under investigation and being watched by an FBI Team headed by Special Agent Mike Dick. Mohamed Atta was seen meeting with them, the alleged 9/11 mastermind [imaginary box cutter].  Arrests were made; the only ones that were publicly held were the ‘dancing Israelis’ who were being investigated for smuggling nuclear weapons into the USA.  Other groups were under investigation including Urban Moving Systems.  One group was arrested on George Washington Bridge.  They had planted explosives where the cables connect into the ground.  They were arrested, and later released to an alleged FBI agent who was actually an Israeli Mossad agent ‘authorized’ to carry FBI identification.  Arrest made by NJ State Troopers who released the 3 man Israeli team.  Two more bombs were to be used on the Lincoln and Holland Electronic warfare jammers were placed on several high rise buildings in Fort Lee, and around the bridge, and around the block by this group themselves.  The dancing Israelis planted the jammers. Two of the RF jammers were recovered and are still in evidence, held in Houston, Texas.
      • 1:04:18  Their job was to jam the Port Authority, and NYC fire department radios (the fire department radios did not work because the Israelis jammed them) No radio blackout issues, the radios were intentionally jammed.  NY Office of the FTC recovered the jammers using detection equipment.  We have a recording [tape] of this arrest, of the Israeli’s who tried to take out the George Washington bridge. New Jersey State Police arrested them.
      • 1:05:14  During one of the tunnel arrests on 9/11 a NYPD detective called Gordon Duff to indicate they had made an arrest, where a truck [they did not say Urban Moving Systems] which Gordon perceives it was.  Since there was a road block going into the tunnel the truck driver tried a turn around.  Gordon Gordon was informed this Commissioner ordered the release of these individuals; weapons and a bomb to destroy the tunnel were recovered in a vehicle  [may not have been an Urban Moving Systems vehicle], with Israeli citizens in it, heading into the Lincoln Tunnel.  Unsure about Holland Tunnel outcome; however, there are records of a plot being foiled.  There was a group arrest and they were released to the NYC Police Commissioner and never seen again.  NYC Police Commissioner later went to prison.  We want to thank to Edward Snowden, Intelligence Agencies of Russia who answered so many questions, and who validated so much of what we learned was right.  Thanks to them we now know the scope of this; we now know that the APEC scandal was part of Able Danger, and that Richard Holbrooke’s part in passing nuclear secrets / information was a part of this.
      • 1:07:52 “BIG PICTURE” – Dr. James Fetzer and Dr. Preston James question Gordon Duff who confirms the accuracy of what Stew Webb says:1:08:35   The Israelis are behind ISIL/ISIS, and attempting to take over all the oil in the Middle East.  They’re trying to control the production of the oil in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Syria.  They dropped oil prices $8-10 per barrel in the past 6 weeks.  They are forcing oil prices down, which they are manipulating daily, and will force down again by another $5-8 a barrel.  They are trying to control Russia’s production (Yukos Oil) [by remote].  They plan on squeezing out Russia, eventually Saudi Arabia, and Iran in particular, in order to run their economies.
      • 1:09:27  All of this has been run through Cuba [vital details].  The Donald Lunquist Bribery scandal, all of this, these guys are all going in and out of Cuba.  Flying from Toronto.  They were issued diplomatic passports and visas by the Israelis. And they are flying out of Vera Cruz, Mexico.  These guys have easy in/out of Cuba, their parking place, protected by Castro government.  Little do they know, Mexican Intelligence infiltrated them and it’s all on video!
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        • 1:11:52  List of an alleged 125 casualties at the Pentagon, exclusive of the ‘plane crash’ victims, 36 of them were financial analysts, accountants, budget experts, suggesting Rumsfeld had used the occasion to mention $2.3 trillion missing from the budget, to get them all together in the West Block offices of the Pentagon, with their documents and records, to take them out. REVELATION:  The records could not have been destroyed because they were using dumb terminals to connect to it.  Catherine Austin Fits, HUD Secretary found this, creating the distinct possibility of an existing back up of all the relevant records.
        • 1:13:02  After 9/11 a former CIA Director told Gordon how many of his friends were killed amongst the financial analysts there.
        • 1:16:47  Gordon responds to Preston’s question about nuclear weapons going off in USA: YES, very much in danger.  Gordon thanks Russians who sent him the information and thanks Snowden. Zero amount of this incriminating info hit the newspapers.  This sensitive info and evidence would have gone to NY Times or CNN if they showed any interest in handling and disseminating them.  Witnesses and many others fear for their lives. Many people in USA are under gag orders from Federal Judges who have all the information about 9/11.  9/11 is one facet of their ‘house cleaning’, and blackmail, and a massive case of insurance fraud.  9/11 was big, a very big PAYDAY killing off as many people as possible!  9/11 was like the last scene of the first Godfather movie, where they are going to the christening ceremony and they bought and killed all the family’s enemies.
        • 1:18:49  They did that and made a $7 billion payday, and after that they put in place organizations.  They took a primary 9/11 plotter and put him in charge of the Department of Homeland Security where all investigations could be quashed immediately. All of the criminal cases tied to 9/11 went to a US Attorney who was involved in 9/11 planning.  The most powerful lobbying groups in Washington and think tanks were all involved in planning 9/11.  The documents Gordon receives list payoffs; what it takes to silence people.  You figure out who you are, what it would take, and what your life is worth. One figure was used continually. You pay someone off with $20 million no more or less.  Why this figure?  They went through Congress, department after department, through the FBI, Department of Justice, and gave these people $20 million.  Accounting done in Caribbean island and handled through Cayman Islands.  All these people now, hundreds of them who know everything about terror of 9/11, are sitting there with $20 million, and Obama just cut them off from their cash.
        • 1:22:28   How do you hide/handle the money, and what it takes:They don’t just hand you the money, they launder the money for you because they have banks, and they control the IRS, and they control the Treasury Department.  They are the ones who make sure you never get audited, that nobody looks through your accounts for the money, that none of it is ever seen.  You can take money in and out of the country, and you can keep it.  However, if anything ever goes wrong, they can always get you.  To come forward and testify means nothing because you will never live to see a judge, a police officer can always pull you over and shoot you!  Or you’ll be in a small plane like Mike Connell who made Carl Rove angry, and it will plough into sand bank and kill you, or you’ll have a mysterious heart attack, or a strange case of systematically induced cancer.  Failed attempt was made on Gordon Duff’s life.
        • 1:24:45   Factory explosion in Donetsk; Lance missile was designed to carry the neutron bomb.  Neutron bombs and varying forms of them in stage 1 and 2, neutron and EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) bombs are available in large quantity and in configurations as small as 1 ton TNT. There are weapons out there that do not produce any radiation, and there is never a large explosion.  We have hundreds and hundreds of tons of plutonium that we consider worthless scrap.  These bombs can be made out of low grade fuel and nuclear waste.  This is why VT publishes nuclear information.  No longer require 98.8% plutonium or pure 235.  These weapons are made from simple nuclear waste.  We now have ways to get depleted uranium to go very critical.Anything is possible.
        • 1:28:55  Code words in this broadcast for intelligence people to know this is factual. Get this information out to as many people as possible!  Once the information is put out there is no putting it back.  Discussion moves into duplicity and who was involved, as well as who was killed on 9/11.
        • 1:35:04   It appears that Dynacorp broke the original investigation on this.  Dynacorp was the accountant for roughly $2.7 trillion missing 1991-2001.  Also missing in 1996 or 1997; $60 billion missing out of HUD.  Dynacorp appears to be the accounting division of the US government these days. Formerly under Clinton, Dynacorp was involved with wars in Bosnia / Serbia; also involved with trafficking children.  Dynacorp may go back to daddy and Israelis.  If you work as a military contractor, you work with Booz Allenand Dynacorp fairly extensively.  Israeli company that manufactured the jammers recovered on 9/11 is a working partner, equity partner with Gordon’s firm; they own stock!
        • 1:36:34   Zionist forces have so much CONTROL over USA politics, military, and foreign policy.NSA raw data [‘unfiltered’ information on individual Americans that should be covered by privacy] goes directly to Tel Aviv.
        • ISSUE:Rather than military and political data mining, there is a massive amount of commercial information used to manipulate stock and commodity markets in the USA.
        • ISSUE:NSA listens to all stock trades, sees all corporate communications, intercepts any and all corporate documents that allow insider trading and/or market manipulation; all of that information goes directly to Israel.  It’s always about money. There is no integrity whatsoever in the financial system.  The whole game is rigged. If you understand who is rigging it [the real crooks involved] and how the game is rigged, as many do, you will always make money.

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      • Conclusion

        There is no event in the New Millennium that has shaped world affairs like the state-sponsored terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

        The primary truths of What, How, Who and Why have never been satisfactorily answered by government or law enforcement, mainstream media or scientific academia.  However, the many shocking and painfully relevant truths have been hiding in plain sight for over 13 years.

        The established facts and hard truths regarding the 9/11 false flag attacks on New York City and Washington, DC are now coming out. Authoritative sources, who either witnessed what happened or who have first hand knowledge of what went down, are disseminating their once secret information on the internet for all to review and evaluate.

        Now anyone can become privy to what was once highly privileged information; although, numerous individuals have been aware of some of this “explosive material”[1] by virtue of their positions in society.  However, up until this point relatively few Americans have ever read exposés like this.  This state of affairs must change if the 9/11 Truth Movement is to gather the necessary momentum to put the country in the right direction.

        Perhaps it’s time to aggressively disseminate 9/11 Truth like this before the same characters set about the process of trying to pull off another one.  After all, members of the very same crowd are still in power.  Others have access to the same levers of power that they pulled during the 9/11 attacks on NYC and DC.

        Therefore, it seems necessary that those who are now in the know would unite in such a way so as to forever preclude another 9/11 type event on US soil.  With knowledge as powerful as that which is presented in this post, aware citizens ought to organize in a manner that will guarantee the immediate termination of all US state-sponsored terrorism both domestic and foreign.

        Toward that end, each and every US Government official, law enforcement personnel, agents of foreign governments, intelligence and secret service operatives, corporate contractors, mainstream media coverup participants, and all other co-conspirators must be identified and properly tried within the criminal justice system.

        Just as important, any individual found to be peripherally involved with the 9/11 false flag attacks on America should be immediately removed from their positions of power, authority and influence.  They must also be deprived of those resources which were utilized in the commission of such a grave crime.  In short their seats of power ought to be replaced by prison cell bunks post haste … for the rest of their natural lives.

        Michael Thomas
        September 27, 2014
        StateoftheNation2012.com

        Author’s Note

        It is critical to understand, especially for those initiated into the complexities of the World Trade Center controlled demolitions, that there were various means necessary for taking down the Twin Towers into their own footprint.  Such a task was so complicated and  difficult that the evidence —  circumstantial, anecdotal, and scientific — points to multiple techniques and demolition devices.

        To elaborate further for the many nuclear skeptics, it is quite likely that in addition to the micro-thermonuclear explosives, super-nanothermite and directed energy weapons[2] were also utilized.  Why, pray tell, wouldn’t the perps use every means at their disposal to ‘neatly’ and efficiently bring down the buildings, just as they did?

        In other words, the usage of the aforementioned trio of micro-thermonuclear explosives, super-nanothermite and directed energy weapons are all consistent with different theories which have been advanced by some very smart people.  Therefore, one thing is now abundantly clear: These three effective methodologies are by no means mutually exclusive when postulating the controlled demolition of the three WTC buildings.  That also includes those typical explosives and standard operating procedures which are routinely used in controlled demolitions around the world.

        Why should any of these techniques be mutually exclusive?  Who says so?  Only those truthers who are so stuck in the Dr. Judy Wood DEW camp only, or Dr. Steven Jones Thermite camp only, or Veterans Today Nuke camp only, to the exclusion of any other possibilities seem to assert such dogmatic and inflexible ‘conclusions’.  We don’t see Judy Wood or Steven Jones or Gordon Duff being resistant to various combinations of controlled demolition techniques.

        At the end of the day, does it really matter exactly how they executed the obviously controlled demolitions of all three buildings.  The “What?” and the “How?” are never as important as the “Who?” and the “Why?”.  Yes, it is helpful to know how they did it in order to secure convictions against the low level hit men who placed the charges and “aimed the weapons”, etc.  However, they are but very small fish in a very big sea where there are some very large and dangerous sharks still roaming around.

        Endnotes

        [1]  VT Nuclear Education: Undeniable Proof of 9/11 as a Nuclear Event

        [2]  Busting 9/11 Myths: Nanothermite, Big Nukes and DEWs

        References

        9/11: Russia Presents Evidence Against US, UK And Israel Co-Conspirators

        9/11 Commission Report: Fraudulent Investigation And Intentional Coverup

        Over 2200 Architects And Engineers Demolish The ‘Official’ 9/11 Commission Report

        9/11 VERDICT: Mainstream Media Guilty Of The Biggest Coverup In US History

        9/11 False Flag Operation: HUGE Tipping Point As State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Exposed

        9/11: The Ultimate Inside Job And False Flag Operation

        9/11 Commission Report: The Most Ridiculous Conspiracy Theory Of All Time

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The Sandy Hook School Massacre and FBI Data Anomalies

09/28/2014

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-sandy-hook-school-massacre-and-fbi-data-anomalies/5404658

By Jason Kissner

Adan Salazar at Infowars recently published an article asserting that the FBI says no one was killed at Sandy Hook. The article draws on FBI uniform crime report (UCR) data as evidence. Specifically, Salazar indicates that UCR homicide data contains an entry of 0 for the Newtown, Connecticut row.

While there are very important FBI data issues in play regarding the Sandy Hook event, the issue identified by Salazar is a non-starter. This article (written by a criminologist) first explains why the data entry identified by Salazar in no way whatsoever supports the claim that the FBI says no one was killed at Sandy Hook. Then, we pinpoint a legitimate FBI/Sandy Hook related data issue that adds to the host of important questions about the Sandy Hook event.

Salazar may be unaware that the FBI does not itself gather crime-related data. Rather, the FBI obtains its data from participating states, which in turn collect localized data from within their jurisdictions. The FBI’s 2012 UCR data contains the Newtown “0” data entry simply because Newtown reported that figure. This raises the question as to why that happened.

The answer is that it has to do with the way the state of Connecticut accounted for the Newtown event. Connecticut happens to issue its own Uniform Crime Reports, and you can access the 2012 version by clicking here. If you scroll to page 415, you will note that the state accounted for the 27 Newtown/Sandy Hook murder “victims” by including them under the “Agency or Area” heading “State Police Misc.”, which is obviously not Newtown. In fact, if you go to page 245, you will see that, like the FBI UCR, the Connecticut UCR also lists 0 murders for the “Agency or Area” Newtown.

There could conceivably be real issues as to why the Sandy Hook murders weren’t scored in the Newtown “Agency or Area” even if it is true that the Connecticut State Police managed the “investigation.” But the fact remains that the Newtown event was scored under the “State Police Misc.” heading, and since the FBI received the data from Connecticut, it placed a “0” in the Newtown row just as the state of Connecticut did. Thus, the claim that the FBI says nobody was killed at Newtown is unsupported by the FBI’s UCR Newtown “0” data point.

Nonetheless, there does appear to be a different, and potentially critical, issue concerning the Sandy Hook event and FBI data. In a 9/10 USA Today article, we are told:

“The records are voluntarily submitted by police agencies, and FBI officials say the Connecticut State Police and Aurora police departments initially provided the information on the year’s two largest killing incidents – only to request that it be deleted.

In Aurora, Sgt. Chris Amsler says his department provides data to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations monthly. The FBI database contains information on 18 other homicides in Aurora in 2012.

“We checked our records and found that all data related to the theater shooting was submitted,” he said, adding that investigators were still trying to figure out why the incident was later deleted from FBI records.Connecticut’s homicide count is correct, but the FBI’s detailed supplementary material includes only the shooting of Adam Lanza’s mother at her home in December 2012, just before Lanza went to the elementary school. Lt. Paul Vance says his department submitted a six-page report on the Newtown school victims to the FBI but later identified a mistake. Updated data was provided too late to be reflected in the database, Vance says, but the information should be added soon.”

The missing Aurora data is disturbing, and could conceivably connect to the Sandy Hook event at some point, but we’ll have to bypass that possibility here in order to focus on the issue at hand.

So moving along, it is utterly bizarre—for reasons that will become clear shortly—that, according to FBI officials, the Connecticut State Police “initially provided the information…only to request that it be deleted.” We should couple this information with Lt. Paul Vance’s claim that “his department submitted a six-page report on the Newtown school victims to the FBI but later identified a mistake” and his claims that “[u]pdated data was provided too late to be reflected in the database, Vance says, but the information should be added soon.”

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, makes no sense at all. Really: it makes no sense at all. To see this, it might help to know (in case you don’t already) that the “supplementary material” referred to in the above quote is actually “Supplementary Homicide Report” (SHR) data. That data is simply a spreadsheet that contains very simple information reported to the FBI by states and their agencies. Thus, viewing the SHR data allows one to determine, for example, what the race of the offender was, how old the offender was, the number of victims, the ages of the victims, and other data of more or less equal simplicity. SHR data does not involve very complex forensic issues, witness narratives, and so forth. None of these types of things are included in the SHR. In fact, the vast majority of data points included in the SHR are so simple that they can be represented by a just a single letter or number.

Therefore, when the FBI says it deleted Sandy Hook SHR data upon having been requested to do so by the state of Connecticut on the alleged grounds that Vance’s department made a “mistake”, we must ask:

what sort of “mistake” (and please note that the singular was used by Vance, although given the simplicity of SHR data that doesn’t matter terribly much) could possibly have been made that would justify deleting every single, simple, data point other than those pertaining to the Nancy Lanza killing?

Following from (1), why wouldn’t Vance have simply requested that the FBI delete only the data point he thought was inaccurate (remember he says “mistake”, not “mistakes.”) After all, he allowed the FBI to keep the Nancy Lanza related data points. And even if Vance made more than one mistake, again, why not simply tell the FBI to keep the correct data points?Remember that what we are talking about here is data like the age of victims. So if Vance’s “mistake” was, for example, that someone in his department indicated that a victim was 7 when they were in fact 6, it could have been fixed forthwith without deleting the rest of the victim ages, victim gender, and all of the rest of the very simple data Vance says he gave the FBI in the first place.Notice also that these observations totally scotch the preposterous “it was too late to make the corrections” assertion, completely aside from the fact that if it was too late before to fix the problem, why isn’t it too late now?Could Vance be banking on an implicit lie to the effect that SHR data is contextual and sophisticated, so that just one mistake could in principle taint the entirety of the non-Nancy Lanza data if it is not corrected, thereby requiring deletion of all of the data until corrections are made? And what’s taking so long to make what are necessarily very simple—given the very nature of the SHR data—corrections?

Remember too that researchers are analyzing SHR data, and have not been told by the FBI in its SHR material that the non-Nancy Lanza Newtown data are missing—and so the scientific enterprise has been needlessly compromised.

It’s too bad for Vance that the SHR data is not sophisticated; it’s very simple. Therefore, there is no legitimate excuse for his request that the entirety of the data (other than the Nancy Lanza data) be deleted. Since per the FBI’s statements and dataset the data were nonetheless deleted, we have one more truly compelling set of reasons to consider the Sandy Hook event fraudulent.

As for the USA Today “journalist”, I will be charitable and suppose that these issues simply never occurred to her.

Dr. Jason Kissner is Associate Professor of Criminology at California State University. Dr. Kissner’s research on gangs and self-control has appeared in academic journals. His current empirical research interests include active shootings. You can reach him at [email protected].

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Declaration of Independence In the 21st Century

09/27/2014

http://www.nomiprins.com/thoughts/2014/7/4/declaration-of-independence-in-the-21st-century.html

 By Nomi Prins

While much of America marks July 4th with fireworks, barbeques and family gatherings, people should also take a moment to pause and consider the state of the very freedoms, liberties and rights that the Declaration of Independence was produced to acquire for the population. At a mere 1302 words subject to editorially consent by its creators, the Declaration of Independence from British monarchical rule listed clear intentions of the-then 13 colonies that wanted to become the United States of America.

The preamble is more widely known than the rest of the document, but worth restating for its potency:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

The ideology behind the document reflected a sense of spirituality, respect and commonality with God and Nature, but more than that, it underscored essentials that a government should provide the governed, and that the governed were entitled to receive, if said government was to remain appropriately responsible and humane to its citizens.

The rest of the document delineates grievances against the King of Great Britain that prevented these new Americans from attaining “unalienable Rights” including to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It also expressed the idea that “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The notion here was that if a government was not properly supporting the people it represented or was moreover plaguing them through various forms of plundering, ravaging, or otherwise destroying lives, then, it should be abolished. The signers condemned the King for “repeated injuries and usurpations” that promoted “the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”

Most of the 27 listed pieces of the evidence to these injustices related to demands for fair representation regarding the setting of legislation for the “public good”, as well as for justice, commerce, privacy, war and peace. They also included condemnation of the King for ”transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny.”

They concluded that “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people” and did “solemnly publish and declare” the “United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.”

The Declaration of Independence aimed to dissolve monarchical tyranny and associated destructive and aggressive military and financial forces. It aimed to instigate the establishment of a government and legislation that would administer and create policies so as to achieve the reasonable requirements of “Free and Independent States” and the individuals that dwelled in them. But, today’s political-financial elite have resurrected a new brand of tyranny.

Tyranny comes in many forms, in particular through actions and decisions that disproportionately elevate the concerns of the most powerful at the expense of the public good or its longer-term stability, liberty or safety.

Today’s most select politicians float seamlessly between elected or appointed public office to the private sector where their personal fortunes and influence are endowed with extravagant speaking or advisory engagements and commensurate fees.

Former president Bill Clinton having ascended to the presidency through a cadre of wealthy benefactors and the firms they represented, amassed millions of dollars after leaving the White House bestowing his charisma and connections to scores of corporate gatherings at top dollar prices. Hillary Clinton has been doing the same thing since leaving her Secretary of State Post. Barack Obama is poised to reap even greater gains from private sphere elitists that dictate his policies if not his rhetoric.  Vice President Joe Biden recently keynoted Goldman Sachs’ North American Energy Summit conference.

The spirit of the Declaration of Independence, even if some of its signers were richer than others, reflected one of government for the public good, and not to augment the King’s desires for power or additional riches. Our current system is a long way from that particular ideology. Control of the fate of the population is more than ever in the hands of a select group of families, individuals and the corporate legacies they represent.

Today, the big six banks hold 85% of the bank assets in the country and 96% of its derivatives activity. The Federal Reserve subsidizes banks with zero interest rate and bond buying policies. Five companies run most of publishing. Six media giants control 90% of  American media, in the process forming editorial content, notions of pop-culture and the dispersion of information to the population. Five health insurance companies dominate half of our nation’s health insurance policies (covering over 100 million people) and thus our access to the most cost-effective care. The approximately half a trillion-dollar federal defense budget favors five prime defense contractors.

More than half of the people in Congress are millionaires (with Democrats and Republicans about equally wealthy), placing them in the top 1% of the nation’s citizens from a wealth perspective.

Today’s tyranny of power lies also in the myth that we citizens enjoy equal participation or even representation in the political system within which the elected and unelected powerful operate, and through which they impact the rest of us. But one vote of one individual does not equal the influence of one conversation with one major CEO or one golf-game with a blue-blood patriarch. Millions of votes don’t compensate for decades of tight relationships between the political and financial elite that collaboratively shaped domestic and international economic, military, national security and social policies.

Our country is much bigger in terms of population and land domination today than it was on July 4, 1776, but the concentration of power and wealth is smaller. Back then, we sought freedom from a King, now we must seek freedom from a plutocracy that operates to constantly consolidate its riches and influence to the detriment of broader economic equality and political representation.

In this latest course of human events, we must pursue independence from oligarchical control over our lives, liberties and pursuits of happiness.

We must pursue independence from corporate dominance over our individual economic destinies and collective opportunities to afford basic needs.

We must insist upon the separation of public office and private power crony alliances that increase rather than reduce inequality.

We must demand the reduction in defense budgets that foster international destruction and infringe upon individual liberties.

We must alter the fundamental trajectory of government-banking ties that dictate the flow of money backed by debt to the hands of those that speculate most dangerously with it.

In short, we must elevate the equality of humanity that pervaded the intent of the Declaration of Independence by moving away from the rapaciousness of old and modern tyranny that prevents it.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Although one indefatigable dissident may accomplish extraordinary feats of valor, there is not a snow-balls chance in hell of such a minority changing the disintegration of our present situation where power is concentrated in such a powerful conglomerate of despots. One would think all that needs be done is to raise one’s eyes to see how they have turned us one against the other, giving them all the power to destroy freedom and prevent us from acquiring power. Unless the people raise their eyes to see, and open their ears to hear, absolute slavery is all our children have to look forward to. I feel strongly that an even bigger problem is the lack of courage among the people who have been manipulated into complacency. America, you would be much more merciful if you murdered your children, rather than leave them this legacy of serfdom. Yes Massa, will be the extent of their linguistic skills, as they toil to enrich the Satanic Banksters. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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The Network of Global Secret Societies

09/26/2014

http://www.pakalertpress.com

 By TRUTHER

The largest mechanism used by the bloodlines to implement the New World agenda is the global secret society network. Politicians, bankers, businessmen, and media personalities – the biggest names in history and world affairs form a huge secret society matrix.

This hierarchical pyramid-structured network is constantly recruiting and placing members in key influential positions. In order to orchestrate global events and policy decisions from behind the scenes, many niche secret societies groom and position politicians, media personalities, and other “yes-men” so they may best aid the Great Work.

“Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface” -A. E. Waite (Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn)

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“You see, if you amount to anything in Washington these days, it is because you have been plucked or handpicked from an Ivy League school – Harvard, Yale, Kennedy School of Government – you’ve shown an aptitude to be a good Ivy League type, and so you’re plucked so-to-speak, and you are assigned success.

You are assigned a certain role in government somewhere, and then your success is monitored and tracked, and you go where the pluckers and the hand pickers can put you.” -Radio Talk show Host Rush Limbaugh, Feb. 7th, 1995

World leaders are made offers they cannot refuse, bribed, even blackmailed, or otherwise recruited and sworn into these secret societies. Then, often under blood-oaths to which they remain loyal, these Brotherhood initiates follow orders throughout their terms in office.

In this way, the electorate constantly changes giving the illusion of discontinuity of leadership when in fact each successive leader “coincidentally” belongs to the same secret societies.

A few of the more influential ones include the Freemasons, the Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, CFR, RIIA, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.

“A disturbing majority of the House and Senate representatives hold membership to elite organizations publicly sworn to destroying America in favor of a Globalist one world order system.

“This trend ranges from the now public U.S. centered Council on Foreign Relations through the Trilateral Commission to the quasi-secret internationalist Bilderberg Group. At the end of the spectrum we even see occult influences like Skull and Bones along with the Freemasons.

“The justification for a zealously ordered One World Government is chaos. Terrorism is the premier method for fomenting this chaos.” – Paul Joseph Watson, Order Out of Chaos (125)

“The conspiracy to create a centralized global fascist state is orchestrated in the five-sense ‘world’ by a secret network known collectively as the Illuminati or ‘Illuminated ones’.

“They manipulate through secret societies and groupings like the Freemasons, Knights of Malta, Knights Templar and the Jesuits. These and others feed carefully chosen recruits into the Illuminati and they are installed in positions of power throughout the world, infesting all colors, races, creeds and countries.

“It is not that everyone in the secret societies is aware of the plot; the overwhelming majority are not. The Illuminati operate like a cancer to infiltrate and covertly control other organizations. Most Freemasons never progress higher than the bottom three levels of degree, the so-called Blue Degrees and they don’t realize what their organization is being used for.” -David Icke, “Tales from the Time Loop

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Just look at the recent US Presidents: George W. Bush (Mason and Skull and Bones), Bill Clinton (Mason, CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral), George H.W. Bush (Mason, Committee of 300, Skull and Bones, CFR, Trilateral), Ronald Reagan, (Mason, Knights of Malta), Jimmy Carter (Mason, CFR, Trilateral), Gerald Ford (Mason, CFR) and on it goes, most every American president has belonged to one or many secret societies.

Almost all America’s founding fathers were Freemasons, the senate has maintained a Masonic majority since its inception, and its influence has only become more pervasive since.

To deny the influence secret societies have in world affairs is naïve, but the mainstream media seem complicit in their exclusion of any coverage involving them. As shown in the article “Secret Society Media Manipulation,” this mainstream media black-out is also maintained through secret society membership.

The 5 largest multi-media providers controlling 90% of America’s media are bloodline/secret society controlled. For example, the following are just a few of the hundreds of CFR, Trilateral, or Bilderberg owned/managed companies: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, AP, Reuters, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Business Week, National Review, Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News and World Report, Atlantic Monthly, McCall’s, World Review, and Scientific American.

Not only are the media CEOs and boards of directors usually secret society members, so are the show hosts and news anchors! Here’s a sampling of some mainstream anchors and media personalities found on secret society rosters:

Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, William F. Buckley Jr., Joseph Harsch, Bill Meyers, C.C. Collinwood, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Daniel Schorr, Joseph Kraft, James Reston, Max Frankel, David Halberstram, Harrison Salisbury, Sol Linowitz, George Will, Robert McNeil, David Gergen, and Mortimer Zuckerman.

“There can be no argument regarding the reality of secret societies today. The existence of groups like the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderbergers is well documented. The only question is the extent of their control and manipulation of major world events.

“Likewise, there is no question that members of these societies exert inordinate control over many of the largest corporations and banks in the world. These corporations, in turn, control essential minerals, energy, transportation, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecommunications, and entertainment—in other words, the basics of modern life.

“They also provide an inner core of ranking government officials on a revolving door basis. These officials often implement the very policies conceived and desired by the societies.

“These societies hold considerable sway over national elections and policy, yet seem strangely immune to any investigation, whether by government or the mass media. Since its inception in 1913, there has never been an outside, objective audit of the Federal Reserve System despite periodic calls for such.” -Jim Marrs, Rule by Secrecy (109-10)

After Bush was elected he immediately placed 5 Skull and Bones brothers in his administration. Clinton and Nixon had over 100 CFR members in their administrations. Ronald Regan’s 59 man transition team alone had 28 CFR members, 10 Bilderbergers, and 10 Trilaterals.

Secret society members are prevalent at all levels of government, and not just in America, but world-wide. For instance, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Mikhail Gorbachov, George Bush and Tony Blair are all 33rd degree Freemasons. Marx, Engel, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, and Mao-Tse Tung were all high-level Grand Orient Lodge Freemasons.

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Winston Churchill was Committee of 300 and a Mason. Cecil Rhodes founded the Round Table, was Committee of 300 and a Mason. Henry Kissinger is a Mason, Knight of Malta, Committee of 300 and a Bilderberger.

Dick Cheney is CFR and Trilateral Commission. David Rockefeller founded Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission, and is also CFR, Committee of 300 and a Mason.

These are the biggest, most powerful names in politics, all meeting in secret with no minutes, and no media coverage. Our public servants making private policy decisions behind closed doors. This has been the rule, not the exception, for longer than most people realize.

During the 19th century, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was quite outspoken regarding the influence of secret societies in politics:

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” -Benjamin Disraeli, 1844

“There is in Italy a power which we seldom mention in this House… I mean the secret societies… It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe – the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries – is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being covered with railroads.” -Benjamin Disraeli, at British House of Commons, July 14, 1856

“The government of this country has not only to deal with governments, kings and ministers, but also with secret societies, elements which must be taken into account, which at the last moment can bring our plans to naught, which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, who incite assassinations and can if necessary lead a massacre.” -Benjamin Disraeli, at Aylesbury, Sept. 10, 1876

The Federal Reserve private banking syndicate was set up under Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. The following quotes show his suspicions and regrets regarding this secret society of banking elites:

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something.

“They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1913

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men.

“We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. 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.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1916

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a Committee of 300 member and 33rd degree Mason. In 1920, he spoke from personal knowledge regarding the global conspiracy when he said:

“From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this world wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing.

“It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses. This little coterie runs our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen, seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.” -N.Y. Mayor, John Hylan, 1922

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933

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“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people… outwardly we have a Constitutional government.

“We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded and is sure that it is the winning side.

“All the strange developments in the foreign policy agreements may be traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit their pleasure. This political action group has its own local political support organizations, its own pressure groups, its own vested interests, its foothold within our government, and its own propaganda apparatus.” -Senator William Jenner, 1954

Bloodline president John F. Kennedy was well aware of America’s secret society control. His many rebellious decisions against the global elite, his non-participation in the Great Work, would ultimately lead to his assassination. He did, however, try to warn the average American of our plight. On April 27th, 1961 in an address to newspaper publishers, JFK said:

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, secret oaths, and secret proceedings … For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence.

“It depends on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.

“Its preparations are concealed, not published, its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised, no expenditure is questioned, no secret is revealed … I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people.”

“The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.” – John F. Kennedy at Columbia University, Nov. 1st, 1963

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TOO MANY AMERICANS ARE SHALLOW, HOLLOW, AND JUST PLAIN STUPID

09/25/2014

http://www.newswithviews.com/Ewart/ron171.htm

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By Ron Ewart

September 24, 2014

NewsWithViews.com

Good Lord, what has America come to when the main headline is NFL football player Ray Rice? It seems he knocked out his fiancé in a casino elevator and got sacked by the Ravens and the NFL? If anyone is surprised, they are deaf, dumb ….. and blind. He should have been sacked. He should go to jail. This big brute’s fist is virtually a deadly weapon. He could have killed her. Rush Limbaugh spent almost an hour on the antics of this savage gorilla that can’t seem to control his temper. The mainstream media and cable news are having a field day with it. But the fiancé, Janay, now wife, if you can believe that, is sticking up for the creep. Can it get any dumber than that? So much for self-worth, intellect and intelligence. Janay sounds like an emotional slave child. Rush calls them low-information voters. We call them savage aborigines. And this is called news? It’s news only in a shallow, hollow and just plain stupid America.

Then there is the item about some Hollywood beauties that photograph (or video taped) naked “selfies” and sexual antics of themselves on their Iphones and uploaded them to Apple’s Icloud. Then they get all hot and bothered when these delicate tidbits of erotic, high-tech pixels end up on the Internet for all to see. This is news? Are we supposed to feel sorry for these rich, self-absorbed and spoiled nut cases? Perhaps, in a shallow, hollow and just plain stupid America.

Now race is a “fun” game for shallow, hollow and just plain stupid Americans, especially liberals. Liberals never let a good race riot go to waste. If a black man is shot or beat up by a white cop or a white man, or a half-white man, well that’s a good excuse for other blacks to riot, pillage, burn and loot totally innocent whites, businesses and private homes. They think they are entitled to riot because of past sins against them. Really! You never hear Asians complain, moan, or riot because of what was done to them in early America, or even now. They just work hard and prosper.

Race riots are also an excuse for black presidents, black attorney generals and black race baiters, like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, (or liberals of any stripe) to exploit the black-caused chaos for political or monetary gain. Is it news when a black cop kills or beats up a white man? Do whites riot because of it? Never! This can only happen in a shallow, hollow and just plain stupid America.

(NOTE: We prefer to call blacks, blacks, because if they are African-Americans then we would be an American-American and that of course would be an oxymoron, if not wholly redundant. Why are blacks not just Americans like the rest of us, or are they somehow special because of the color of their skin? We ask you, name a race that hasn’t been persecuted sometime in history? Whites are being persecuted by their government right now. They just don’t know it.)

Then there are the brown skin illegal aliens flooding into America from all over the planet, thinking they will find a free lunch, salvation, or promote terror in the great and generous America. We’re so generous (at least our all-wise government is) that we welcome them into America with open arms, forcing those here legally to pay for the mostly ignorant, peasant lawbreakers. Unfortunately, un-controlled, illegal immigration will have the same result of people drowning in the cold waters of the ocean trying to get on a lifeboat crammed to the gunnels with other people. They may not swamp our lifeboat right away, but they certainly will seriously change the character of our country before they do and deliver the rest of us into the bowels of socialism. It is abundantly evident that America cannot absorb all the poor and peasants of the world. We risk becoming just another Banana Republic if we do. We’re well on our way.

Now we’re really going to get into trouble for this one. So just consider it as the possibly distorted observations of an old man. Then there are women (mostly under 45)who are obsessed with their faces, their hair, their nails and toes, their shape, their clothes, their shoes, perfumes and their jewelry. Of course, if they weren’t, the entire American economy would collapse overnight. ($426 Billion annually on beauty products alone)Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned about what the fashion industry does to young girls in their impressionable years. Slick, sexually explicit, full-color advertisements, erotic TV shows and glamour magazines cheapen women and have boxed them into that dangerous world of sex objects. It is tantamount to robbing young girls of their innocence and creating a false image of what it means to be a woman. Many women say they want to be known for their minds but how are they to be known for their minds when they hyper-accentuate their sexuality. No, we are not advocating burkas for women. But, as it has been said many times, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Could all this be because too many Americans have become shallow, hollow and just plain stupid?

No, we are not going to let men off the hook. Somehow, in the blending of the sexes, many men are becoming more like women. To be a strong, virile and demonstrative man who is truly male, forthright and in control, has become unexplainably passé. We’re not talking about a brute like an NFL football thug, or a Neanderthal. We’re talking about a strong, intelligent and honorable man who can be gentle when being gentle is appropriate and where his word is his bond.

Although we are aware that the issue is arbitrary, earrings, necklaces and long hair are not necessarily the signs of a real man. Perhaps if there were more true males in our midst who were honorable, confident and proud of their manhood, we wouldn’t have let a pussy-footing, slick-talking, snake-oil con man, much less an over-aggressive, plump, demanding and scheming woman, ever become president of the United States. No, we know “she” isn’t president yet. “She?” You know, Bill’s loving and endearing wife who gets her kicks out of exposing Right-Wing conspiracies against her faithful and loyal husband. That millions of voters would hand the presidency to this warped, overly ambitious woman of highly questionable character, can only be explained by the fact that way too many Americans have become shallow, hollow and just plain stupid.

Our impression of Obama, this girly half-black, half white “man”, is that he would be sorely tested if a bully came up and punched him in the mouth, you know, like Putin. We can see him getting up off his feet, (if he can even get up) rubbing his bloody lip with the back of his sleeve and then asking a group of onlookers to become a coalition of the willing to negotiate with the bully. We could only have this vision because too many Americans have become shallow, hollow and just plain stupid.

Oh, And let’s not forget the kids totally absorbed in their hand-held gadgets or video games, given everything they want and spoiled rotten by parents who are shallow, hollow, or just plain stupid. Discipline, responsibility and a true education ….. what are they? Prepare them for life’s experiences ….. what for? Values and morality ….. who cares? No, not every parent is that way but way too many of them are.

Which brings us to Megan Kelly, the feisty Fox news anchor, who found it necessary to interview two of the most well known radical men in our country, Bill Ayers and Ward Churchill. To give them a national platform to spew their vile, inflammatory and anti-American filth could only have been done for shock value and TV ratings. Can this be anything else but shallow, hollow and just plain stupid?

Meanwhile, ladies and gentlemen, as Americans wallow in their trivia, infantile sports figures, mind-altering drugs and drool over scantily dressed women, Russia’s Putin is Hell bent on imitating Hitler; Iran will probably get the nuke they have always wanted; Syria may start a third world war; ISIS is rubbing our collective noses in the savage act of beheading Americans while gobbling up more desert; Libya has fallen to the insurgents and the Benghazi cover up is alive and well; China is looking to take over, by force if necessary, some islands in the Western Pacific; Egypt is under the control of a junta; Greece, Italy, Spain and probably France and England are broke; NATO is a paper tiger; the European Union is a joke; our southern border is so porous you could float a battleship through it; 47 million Americans are on food stamps; America is over $17 Trillion in debt and heading for the shores of oblivion; the president, motivated only by poll numbers, is golfing, fund-raising and totally detached and doesn’t care; the congress is so divided, unity on anything is all but impossible; federal agencies like the IRS, the EPA and the BLM are out of control and acting outside of the law and our kids are being brainwashed in our public schools and colleges. On top of that the whole planet is dancing to the whip of the Central Bankers. Sure there is more, much more, but a normal, reasonable and prudent person cannot but help to see that America is an avalanche in the making, if it hasn’t already started crashing down the slope. Oh, but who is the man in charge of our perilously listing ship of state ….. a lily-livered, fast-talking community(communist) organizer with virtually no executive and leadership experience? Could it be because way too many Americans have become shallow, hollow and just plain stupid?

No, not every American is shallow, hollow and just plain stupid, but unfortunately at least half the country is, leaving the other half responsible for saving America’s future from the growing hordes of freeloaders, dolts and illegal aliens. Most of the rest of the world is hoping the responsible half will finally take control of the great engine of freedom that is America and set the world straight. But lack of strong leadership, a failed ideology and an abundance of corruption, apathy, fear, political correctness, radical environmentalism, social justice, stupid sports figures, drugs, scantily clad women and wimpy men, stand between the salvation of America and its ultimate destruction.

Let’s see now. It’s quite possible we have succeeded in insulting just about everyone in America in an un-censored “splash” of un-political correctness. But we make no apologies. Unless other authors start saying it straight, as we have done here, no one is going to get it and there is no silver bullet and no leader or soldiers that can put America’s train back on the tracks. Those are the facts today, unless the strong-hearted, fearless and courageous American spirit that we know still exists, rises to the occasion, shoves the do-nothing, corrupt and contemptuous leaders aside and takes control of the “wheel” in an act of relentless mutiny. If we do not resist low-level and high-level tyranny on a grand scale, it will overwhelm us and right now it is.

Ladies and gentlemen, this war of tyranny in which we are now embroiled, won’t be won by wimpy men with rings in their ears, sport-figure aborigines, illegal aliens, whiners, freeloaders, druggies, or scantily clad women. They will just be in the way because they are shallow, hollow and most are just plain stupid.

There are tens of millions of fine, decent people in America. Hopefully, one day, these fine and decent people will stand up and right the egregious wrongs that have been inflicted upon their beloved country.

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[NOTE: The above article represents the opinion of the author and is not necessarily shared by the owners, employees, representatives, or agents of the publisher.]

© 2014 Ron Ewart — All Rights Reserved

Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America”, is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment atinfo@narlo.org.

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Time To Take Their Toys Away

09/24/2014

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2014/09/time-to-take-their-toys-away.html

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Yes, this is how we live now:

Ada County SWAT arrest a man for “disturbing the peace,”

By William N. Grigg

When Daniel Webster warned that there will always be men who “promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters,” he most likely had in mind people like Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney.

Ironically, Webster’s brand of nationalism would have harmonized with Raney’s federal supremacist view of law enforcement, in which local police and sheriffs are duty-bound to carry out policies ordained by the central government, even when doing so pits them against the populations they supposedly serve. Not surprisingly, Raney is an ardent drug warrior, a proponent of civilian disarmament, and a stout defender of police militarization.

In June 2013, as nearly all of Idaho’s 44 sheriffs publicly pledged not to enforce any new federal anti-gun measures, Raney used an op-ed column in the Idaho Statesman to lecture the public that the Constitution’s “supremacy clause” means that “every state shall abide by the laws passed by our Congress.” Raney accused his colleagues in Idaho and neighboring states of being “indulgent” toward their misinformed constituents and “making hollow promises to protect you from the intrusions of the federal government.”

If and when Washington decrees that the helotry must be disarmed, Raney – while emitting great gusts of mournful reluctance, no doubt – would carry out the mission, displaying the same devotion to duty exhibited by his 19th Century predecessors as they enforced the Fugitive Slave Act: “[D]espite the fact that I personally oppose some of the gun control measures currently under consideration, my oath requires me to uphold the laws that are passed by our federal and state representatives.”

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In carrying out that mission, Raney would certainly make use of the hardware transferred to his department by the Pentagon under the 1033 program. That prospect is obvious to observant Gem State residents, whose concerns prompted Raney to disgorge another op-ed column to assure local residents that his department has taken note of public concerns regarding police militarization.

Raney’s op-ed was published in the wake of the militarized police rampage in Ferguson, Missouri, during which the police focused their attention on protesters, while looters were left free to pillage local businesses. He admitted that the behavior of police officials in Ferguson was “abysmal,” and criticized them for responding to public protests “like a military unit defending Fallujah.”

Here Raney makes dishonest use of an expression that has become a cliché: No American military unit ever “defended” Fallujah; the defenders of that city were the ones shooting at the armored vehicles carrying an unwelcome foreign army of occupation. Raney’s linguistic subterfuge here is significant, because the language of his op-ed column is that of an occupier striving to win the “hearts and minds” of the subject population.

The real problem with what happened in Ferguson, from Raney’s point of view, is that it incited public disapproval of the Pentagon’s weapon-transfer program.

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“The events in Ferguson have … called into question the militarization of police across the country and led the media to report local stories about that concern,” observed Raney or, more likely, his ghostwriter. “Here in Treasure Valley, law enforcement agencies have been given armored vehicles and other equipment.”

The actions of militarized police in Ferguson shouldn’t disturb residents of Boise and the surrounding cities: “This is Ada County where we use those tools to keep people safe,” Raney insists, echoing assurances offered by kindred officials elsewhere – including Ferguson, Missouri.

The real issue, Raney concludes, is “communication” – which for him and others of his ilk is a process in which the public dutifully takes dictation from its self-appointed overseers, accepts their pronouncements uncritically, and celebrates their wisdom and restraint in exercising their power over us.

Harboring or expressing dissenting views displays “ignorance” – a word Raney used just a few days later in  an interview with Boise’s CBS affiliate while denouncing a proposed bill that would place the most modest imaginable restrictions on the transfer of military hardware to the police.

The measure, which is co-sponsored by Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador and Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson, is grandly entitled the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.” If enacted, the bill would forbid transfer of some battlefield-grade offensive weaponry to police departments, such as armed drones and combat-configured aircraft. Most of its provisions would merely tighten up the bookkeeping involved in Pentagon transfers. The most laudable element of the bill would remove a requirement that agencies receiving those assets use them within a year – a provision that creates a perverse incentive for unnecessary paramilitary operations by police.

Rep. Labrador describes the bill as an effort to re-draw the “clear line between the military and civilian policing.”

Just days after appearing to concede that police in Ferguson had behaved like an occupying army, Raney sneered that the Labrador-Johnson bill “is bred out of ignorance.”

“I wish that the congressman would have talked to his constituency, and asked us here in law enforcement: how do you use that?” Raney complained. “This is something that helps keep our deputies, our officers, and our troopers safe. The military equipment many times can save taxpayers money. It’s not something to be afraid of.”

Labrador’s mistake, apparently, was listening to those who are being plundered through taxation, not enriched by it. Such people are not his “constituency,” according to Raney, and their concerns aren’t worthy of the congressman’s attention.

At this point it’s worth remembering Raney’s resolute statement that he would “uphold the laws that are passed by our federal and state representatives,” even if those enactments require the disarmament of the citizenry. The sheriff can countenance the idea of being commanded to confiscate guns from the public, but condemns congressional action to place negligible restrictions on his ability to get combat-grade hardware from the Pentagon.

Similar disapproval dripped from an op-ed published by Idaho Statesman editorial page editor Robert Ehlert. In the fashion of an “exhorter” following a circuit-riding preacher, Ehlert reiterated the main points made in Raney’s column, while heaping scorn on any stiff-necked unbelievers who persisted in thinking for themselves.

“I have no problem with Treasure Valley law enforcement agencies accessing these tools,”writes Ehlert. “I like the fact that the Ada County sheriff and Boise Police Department…have used their equipment responsibly.” Ehlert’s unqualified approval of Raney and his comrades contrasted with his frigid disdain for those who spread “suspicion about this equipment when we have no record of abuse in Idaho.”

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Despite the assurance with which he pontificates on our local problems, Ehlert only arrived in the Gem State in April 2013. A little less than twenty years earlier a heavily militarized law enforcement contingent tried to annihilate an entire family at Ruby Ridge. One of the assailants, FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi, murdered a nursing mother by shooting her in the head while she held her infant.

In February 2013 – just a few weeks before the much-traveled “journalist” Ehlert was hired by the Statesman, a SWAT team terrorized an entire apartment complex in Caldwell during a midnight no-knock raid that was carried out on the basis of an unsubstantiated claim – made by a woman with a criminal record – that one resident had “threatened” her. David and Connie Johnson, whose home was the first to be invaded, were thrown to the ground and cuffed at gunpoint – despite the fact that the raiders had kicked in the wrong door, and none of the victims residing in the apartment resembled the suspect.

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Michael Gibbons and Marcella Cruz didn’t receive the full-fledged SWAT treatment during the illegal raid of their home in Letha, Idaho in August 2012. They nonetheless were menaced by Gem County Sheriff’s Deputies clad in body armor and carrying assault rifles.

Marcella was assaulted by Detective Rich Perecz, and left with bruises across the left side of her body. Michael was forced to kneel with gun barrels trained at the back of his head while the deputies – along with Sheriff Chuck Rolland – conducted an illegal search of the couple’s home.

This raid was supposedly carried out because of an anonymous (and maliciously false) report of “domestic violence,” which would have justified a brief and unobtrusive “welfare check.” The military posture was deemed necessary because Michael Gibbons had been politically profiled as a “constitutionalist.”

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I grant that it may be unfair to expect someone who helps edit a newspaper to stay abreast of local news, but Ehlert really should have been aware that on August 12 a SWAT team was deployed in Caldwell in an effort to apprehend a single suspected gang member, who escaped and was subsequently arrested through less dramatic means.

Six days later, the oh-so-responsible Boise/Ada County SWAT team was deployed in an MRAP to arrest a man suspected of pointing a gun at a pedestrian. This raid, which took place late in the evening, resulted in an arrest on a single misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace, which is the sort of thing that happens when police carry out a military-style raid at midnight.

On August 26, another midnight SWAT deployment took place just a few blocks from my home in Payette. The target was a 37-year-old man named Billy Palmer. According to the Incident Report, Palmer was the subject of warrants in nearby Malheur County, Oregon for “Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer” and “reckless driving” – neither of which is a violent felony. His previous record in Idaho consisted of a single $47.00 speeding citation.

What apparently happened is that Palmer, seeking to avoid a traffic stop in Oregon, slipped across the Snake River – only to find himself on the receiving end of a midnight SWAT raid.

The Payette Police received an anonymous tip that Palmer had rented a room in a local motel and that he might have a gun.  Rather than staking out the facility and waiting to arrest the less-than-menacing fugitive in a low-key fashion, the SWAT team was deployed.

A spotlight was directed into Palmer’s room, and a PA system was used to order Palmer to surrender. When Palmer declined to do so, the SWAT team stormed the room and took him into custody without other violence. Although Palmer was unarmed a rifle and a single box of ammunition was found in his vehicle.

This is a case in which Mayberry-level misconduct provoked a Fallujah-style response. Although it may seem trivial to statist scribes like Ehlert, overkill of this kind is abusive, commonplace, and representative of the gratuitous militarization of routine warrant service that results from the “use it or lose it” provision of the 1033 program.

Ehlert and the newspaper that employs him were directly implicated in at least one criminal abuse of power by Sheriff Raney – the exploitation of legally protected personal information in an FBI file to retaliate against one of the sheriff’s political rivals, former State Rep. Mark Patterson.

In early 2013, Rep. Patterson proposed legislation that would make it a misdemeanor for an Idaho peace officer to enforce federal gun confiscation measures. Raney, as head of the Idaho Sheriffs Association, opposed that bill, warning legislators that it would imperil federal agreements permitting police and sheriffs to conduct “asset forfeiture” operations.

After the measure was defeated, Patterson sent a letter to  Raney demanding information on the sheriff’s potentially illegal lobbying efforts against a gun rights bill he opposed. The following day Raney sent notice to Patterson announcing the revocation of his concealed weapon license, claiming that Patterson had lied on his application by failing to disclose a withheld judgment on a felony charge nearly 40 years ago.

The news of the CWL revocation, along with privileged information from Patterson’s NCIC background check, were leaked to Dan Popkey, who at the time was a reporter at the Statesman. (He has since been hired as a press spokesman, ironically, by Rep. Labrador.) Both the retaliatory use of the FBI information, and its provision to the Statesman, were criminal acts committed either by Raney or someone in his office. (I have previously examined this story in greater detail

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Playtime for the priviledged:

BSU coashes get their SWAT freak on.

A withheld judgment is not a conviction, and once a term of probation ends the charge is expunged from the individual’s criminal record (although a residual record is still available through the NCIC system). An Idaho resident subject to a withheld judgment who applies for a CWL is eligible to receive one, and is not legally required to disclose the matter in any case. This was made clear by the Idaho Attorney General’s office in response to an inquiry by State Rep. Judy Boyle. Sheriff Raney reacted to Boyle’s inquiry by filing a spurious ethics complaint against her and publicly accusing her of criminal behavior.

This criminal misuse of protected information in a federal database to carry out an East German-style act of political retaliation revealed that Raney has the disposition of a commissar, which amply justifies public misgivings about allowing him to have access to Pentagon-provided war-fighting equipment. This conclusion is buttressed by a less grievous – but, in a way, more aggravating – abuse that took place earlier this year.

In late August, the Boise State University football team proudly released a video showing its coaching staff participating in a “team-building exercise” with the Ada County SWAT team.

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The clip depicted Coach Bryan Harsin (who,as the beneficiary of a five-year, $7.5 million contract, is the highest-paid employee of the Idaho state government) and his staff being ferried to a training site in an armored vehicle, followed by simulated gunfire and flash-bang explosions.

Granted, no injuries resulted from that episode, apart from the routine plunder involved in all government operations. This little cosplay exercise underscores the fact that SWAT operators see their presents from the Pentagon as toys, rather than tools – and they should be taken away before more innocent people get hurt.

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