The World can not Afford another Financial Crash, it could Destroy Capitalism as we know it And Bring In Technocracy

02/12/2016

https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2016/02/11/another-financial-crash-could-destroy-capitalism-as-we-know-it-and-bring-in-technocracy/

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TN Note: The goal of historic Technocracy of the 1930s was to completely replace Capitalism. The goal is the same today. Technocracy and global elite futurist Jeremy Rifkin wrote about it 2006 in Radical New Economic System Will Emerge From Collapse Of Capitalism. Christiana Figueres, head of Climate Change at the United Nations, spoke about it last year:

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.” So, what more do we need to know about those who are actually cheering for the demise of Capitalism and the rise of Technocracy? If you don’t immediately get the picture of what is happening here, please buy and read Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.


By Allister Heath
A new economic crisis would trigger a political backlash in Britain, Europe and the United States which could drag us all down into poverty

They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis and proper, blood and guts recession.

We are too fragile, fiscally as well as psychologically. Our economies, cultures and polities are still paying a heavy price for the Great Recession; another collapse, especially were it to be accompanied by a fresh banking bailout by the taxpayer, would trigger a cataclysmic, uncontrollable backlash.

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The public, whose faith in elites and the private sector was rattled after 2007-09, would simply not wear it. Its anger would be so explosive, so-all encompassing that it would threaten the very survival of free trade, of globalisation and of the market-based economy. There would be calls for wage and price controls, punitive, ultra-progressive taxes, a war on the City and arbitrary jail sentences.

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Two men walk along the road to Los Angeles in 1937, during the Great Depression

For fear of allowing extremist or populist parties through the door, mainstream politicians would end up adopting much of this agenda, with devastating implications for our long-term prosperity. Central banks, in desperation, would embrace the purest form of money-printing: they would start giving consumers actual cash to spend, temporarily turbo-charging demand while destroying any remaining respect for the idea that money needs to be earned.
History never repeats itself exactly, but the last time a recession was met by pure, unadulterated populism was in the Thirties, when the Americans turned a stock market crash and a series of monetary policy blunders into a depression. President Herbert Hoover signed into law the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, dreamt up by two economically illiterate Republican senators, slapping massive taxes on the imports of 20,000 goods and triggering a global trade war. It was perhaps the most economically destructive piece of legislation ever devised, and it took until the Nineties before the damage was finally erased.
“Last year was the worst for global growth since the crash and this year opens with a dangerous cocktail of new threats from around the world. For Britain, the only antidote to that is confronting complacency and delivering the plan we’ve set out.”
George Osborne

That is why we must all hope that the turmoil of recent days in the financial markets, and the increasingly worrying economic news, will turn out to be a false alarm. It would certainly be ridiculously premature, at this stage, to call a recession, let alone a financial crisis. But at the very least we are seeing a major dose of the “dangerous cocktail of new threats” rightly identified at the turn of the year by George Osborne, a development which will have political repercussions even if the economy eventually muddles through.
• Four reasons why stock markets have been getting whacked
Investors in equities, including millions of people with private pensions and Isas, have already lost a fortune; they won’t be too happy when they begin to realise the extent of the damage. Growth is slowing everywhere, and the monetary pump-priming of the past few years is looking increasingly ineffective. Traders believe that interest rates won’t go up in Britain until 2019, and there is increasing talk that negative interest rates could become necessary across the developed world, further crippling savers.

2-12-2016 8-43-51 AMNo positive spin can be put on any of the latest developments. Banking shares have taken a beating; China’s slowdown continues; Maersk, the shipping giant, believes that conditions for world trade are worse than in 2008-09; industrial production slumped in December, not just in Britain but more so in France and Germany; energy prices are devastating Middle Eastern and Russian economies; and sterling has tumbled.

It is always a sure sign that panic has broken out when financial markets respond badly to all possible scenarios. The prospect of higher interest rates? Sell, sell, sell. A chance of lower rates? Sell, sell and sell again. A rise in the price of oil is met with as much angst as a decline. The financial markets remain addicted to help from central banks: they are desperate for yet more interventions, regardless of the consequences on the pricing of risk, the allocation of resources or the creation of unsustainable bubbles that only enrich the owners of assets.

This is exactly the tonic that the populists have been waiting for. Despite their dramatic emergence, they have so far failed to make a real breakthrough. The SNP was unable to win the Scottish referendum and the National Front didn’t gain a single region in France. Mariano Rajoy remains Spain’s prime minister, and anti-establishment parties have been thwarted in Germany. Even lighter forms of populism, such as Ed Miliband’s, were rejected. Syriza’s victory in Greece was one of the few genuine populist triumphs; but it was soon crushed by the combined might of Brussels and Frankfurt.

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The Republican presidential nominee often proclaims that his presidency will make America a “great” country again

This could be about to change. The fact that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both won their respective New Hampshire primaries is certainly one remarkable indication of the state of mind of many US political activists. Any economic relapse would help Marine Le Pen’s chances in next year’s French presidential election, and further undermine Angela Merkel’s sinking popularity in Germany.

But it is in Britain that the immediate impact could be the greatest. The Brexit debate is already being overshadowed by the migration crisis, undermining the Government’s attempts at portraying a Remain vote as a safe, low-risk option; a sustained bout of economic volatility would further ruin the pro-EU case, especially given that the eurozone, rather than the City, is likely to emerge as one of the epicentres of any fresh crisis. It would be hard for bosses of large financial giants to credibly tell the electorate to vote Remain when their own businesses are in crisis.

Britain will noticeably outperform the EU this year: our labour market remains strong and our banks far better capitalised than many of their eurozone competitors, too many of which are still sitting on massive amounts of bad debt. The Chinese slowdown is worse for Germany than for us. But while the Eurosceptic cause to which some of us are partial is likely to benefit from the turmoil, it would be madness for anybody who cares about this country’s future to feel anything but dread towards the economic threats facing the world. The sorry truth is that there is very little that governments can do at this stage, apart from battening down the hatches and hoping that central banks succeed in kicking our problems even further down the road.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

I personally believe that America and most of the other Nations are going to be devastated by the Global Banking Cartel as they use our misery to gain total compliance with a single world government, and implemented by a global police force. Dissidents will be murdered by the millions, and starvation will be a weapon of mass destruction. Therefore I am accumulating, tools, parts, seeds, and ammunition for survival, and personal protection among sundry other useful items like gasoline for a generator and to barter with, as any association with their new currency will automatically put one under their total control. I do not recommend this action to anyone not willing to die for their personal property, and freedom. With any luck a reclusive lifestyle will keep us out of sight and out of mind. All of you wannabee hero’s will be butchered alive if you start fighting a global multinational police force. It’s better to hunker-down and waite it out.

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IT’S NOT THE PEOPLE, IT’S THE MACHINE

02/11/2016

11-5-2015 1-16-42 PM

By Michael Gaddy

(*Author’s note: we have moved into what is often referred to as the election cycle. Billions of dollars will be spent with the majority going into the coffers of the media which works diligently to influence the results of elections. That which they cannot influence is left to the electronic voting machines and crooked caucuses such as the one in Iowa. Regardless of who is elected, just as Professor Carroll Quigley stated in his seminal work Tragedy and Hope, we can throw the rascals out as frequently as we wish, but it will not lead to any “profound or extensive shift in policy.”

Mark Twain said “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it” and H.L. Mencken said “Every election is sort of advance auction on stolen goods.” Both were absolutely correct, but Americans consistently prove Einstein was correct when he defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”

Bottom line is this: Our country is led and dominated by a criminal cabal which moves everyday to destroy individual freedom and liberty, to which an insane populace elects new members on a regular basis.)

IT’S NOT THE PEOPLE, IT’S THE MACHINE

“Government is an agency of force which can and must be employed against every deviationist. And this is only to say again that the government must oppose the individual. Therefore the “good” man in government is like a priest with a machine gun. The mechanism does the harm. The man who operates it merely pulls the trigger.” ~Robert Lefevre

Every two years in this country there exists a mania we call elections where those involved in the electoral process work endless hours and spends billions of dollars in an effort to put “good” men/women into elected offices. This, each person believes, will improve/change the government apparatus and everyone will be better served. This is analogous to believing that if one could place the right person on my Harley it would perform the tasks of a dump truck. The machine (government) can only accomplish that which it was designed to do: all governments, in their evolutionary process, eventually turn on their progenitors; the machine eventually rules the individual, no matter what “safeguards” have been put in place.

Nowhere is that more evident than where we are today in this country. No matter who is elected to operate the machine, the machine continues in its quest to destroy all it considers adversarial to the goal of total control and domination.

The writings of LeFevre tell us that man has long been fascinated by the phenomenon of the government apparatus and seeks to rationalize the continued corruption with one of two explanations. Either the people elected to run the machine were/are evil, or if the proper “safeguards” had been installed, “they would have escaped the evil their government was busily engaged in inflicting upon them.” I believe this perfectly describes our present dilemma, for those who voted for Obama wonder at how the campaign promises he made have been forgotten or the changes made were not what they expected. The opposition believes Obama to be an evil person.

No matter how evil a person might be, as an individual they are unable to visit such tremendous evil on the world without the power government provides. In turn, electing “good” people to run a gangster device will never deliver the hoped for product. LeFevre asks the question: “…then how does it happen that so many administrations of good men have been able to do so many evil and harmful things to their subjects?” As a country, we widely differ on exactly what administration has been good or bad. There are millions who believed George W. Bush to have been a “good” president, while millions believe Obama to be accomplishing “good” things, yet both have visited tremendous evil on the world, including their own supporters.

Individuals in this country have less freedom, are more and more controlled and coerced by government and continue to be robbed of the fruits of their labor, yet all this has occurred under the administrations of the “best” our country has to offer each election cycle, from both sides of the political spectrum.

Isabel Patterson in her book, The God of the Machine, provides what she believes to be the answer. “…What good does it do to have a saint of every conceivable virtue operating a guillotine? Personally, the man may be above reproach. He may have the highest of morals and ethics. He may be imbued with a passion for doing good. But the mechanism he is hired to operate cuts off heads. He may dislike to cut off heads. He may weep with true sorrow whenever a head falls into the basket. But he was hired to pull the rope that lets the knife drop. And when it comes down, off comes the head. That is the way the tool works.”

This methodology is, in part, accomplished with government’s admonishment there is a higher purpose in life than being an individual. Ironically, this rebuke always comes around to serving the machine. John F. Kennedy said to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” It was not the country we were being asked to put foremost in our lives, but the machine. The government and its willing shills in the media and academia have been able to cloud the difference between the country and the government so that in the minds of many, they are inseparable. That is why, in today’s world, all who oppose the machine have been deemed “domestic terrorists.” The spirit of individuality, or just wanting to be left alone, cannot be allowed to flourish, but must always be seen as the enemy and therefore destroyed.

People create government to control that which they fear. The machine enjoys its continued growth and strength to the spirit of fear among the people. Different people fear different things; in a great number of instances that fear is of people who think or act differently or ideas with which they disagree. The machine therefore evolves into a mechanism that seeks control over everyone and everything. Limited government is an illusion. Safeguards put in place to limit the scope and range of government are gradually eliminated as more fearful entities appear, or are created, requiring continued growth of the machine. Franklin was correct; trading freedom for security leaves the people with neither. The constant meddling in the affairs of other countries produces enemies of the machine and are converted into objects of fear for the people. Here we have the vicious cycle; more enemies require a larger and more powerful machine, which produces more and more enemies to fear.

Individualism and the wish to just be left alone by those who do not wish to control others is the mortal enemy of the machine. If the individual can exist without this desire to control others or seek power over them, the need for the machine no longer exists. The government machine’s survival depends on convincing the people that the anointed among them, selected during the electoral process, can indeed take the government back to a less intrusive and more friendly status. Throughout our history, this has never happened.

People decide to become involved in government for basically two reasons. They either want the power and control over others and the wealth that brings, or they believe by becoming involved in government they can limit the power of the machine. These folks, no matter how well intentioned, become the “priest with a machine gun.” The machine continues to control and destroy the lives of others, while the “good” person in government pulls the trigger.

The machine will continue to create items of fear for the people. The fear of an economy going bad brings on illegal bailouts and controls of the economy that have the opposite effect intended and provide untold riches to supporters of the machine. This creates more fear among the people and enlarges the machine. The fear of being unable to pay for needed medical care creates fear that could give the government vast control over the people and their remaining money. The fear of the dreaded Communist, Muslim or person of different skin pigmentation, creates fear in the people and grows the machine’s arm of oppression: the military, law enforcement and the new scourge of private contractors. The fear of a pandemic in the form of some new exotic disease (created in a laboratory) brings the ability to control the masses with unneeded and potentially harmful forced vaccinations. When the machine seeks unparalleled growth, it creates false flag events to terrorize the population, bringing on new and more terrible laws and regulations, again to eliminate its greatest threat, the individual.

The machine has legions of faithful followers who willingly steal, intimidate and even kill for their paychecks, monies stolen by the machine from the production of their victims through intimidation and threat.

These people are nothing but whores who care not for any oath they might have taken, but instead enjoy their unlimited, unrestrained power over their fellow citizens.

These people will come after your guns, violate your rights, force you to be inoculated with harmful vaccines, steal your money and private property and place you in a detention facility if you dare resist, or shoot you and be proud of the accomplishment.

These people are not elected, but will always remain the real force of the government machine. Those elected to public office become the easily replaceable figurehead. It is accomplished every election cycle.

History teaches the machine always collapses under its own weight and corruption. Its loyal supporters are rewarded for their service with executions. The question is: how many freedom loving, liberty-seeking individuals must give up their freedom and/or their lives before this happens?

In Rightful Rebel Liberty

Michael Gaddy

(This article was originally written and published in 2009)

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

No Nation can survive with an ignorant, uninterested, self-centered people.

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Dangerous Speech Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?

02/09/2016

http://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/dangerous_speech_would_the_founders_be_considered_domestic_extremists_

By John W. Whitehead

“If you can’t say ‘Fuck’ you can’t say, ‘Fuck the government.’” ― Lenny Bruce
Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal.

The U.S. government has become particularly intolerant of speech that challenges the government’s power, reveals the government’s corruption, exposes the government’s lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices.
Indeed, there is a long and growing list of the kinds of speech that the government considers dangerous enough to red flag and subject to censorship, surveillance, investigation and prosecution: hate speech, bullying speech, intolerant speech, conspiratorial speech, treasonous speech, threatening speech, incendiary speech, inflammatory speech, radical speech, anti-government speech, right-wing speech, extremist speech, etc.

Yet by allowing the government to whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms—which form the backbone of the Bill of Rights—we have evolved into a society that would not only be abhorrent to the founders of this country but would be hostile to the words they used to birth this nation.

Don’t believe me?

Conduct your own experiment into the government’s tolerance of speech that challenges its authority, and see for yourself.

Stand on a street corner—or in a courtroom, at a city council meeting or on a university campus—and recite some of the rhetoric used by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams and Thomas Paine without referencing them as the authors.

For that matter, just try reciting the Declaration of Independence, which rejects tyranny, establishes Americans as sovereign beings, recognizes God as a Supreme power, portrays the government as evil, and provides a detailed laundry list of abuses that are as relevant today as they were 240 years ago.

My guess is that you won’t last long before you get thrown out, shut up, threatened with arrest or at the very least accused of being a radical, a troublemaker, a sovereign citizen, a conspiratorialist or an extremist.

Try suggesting, as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin did, that Americans should not only take up arms but be prepared to shed blood in order to protect their liberties, and you might find yourself placed on a terrorist watch list and vulnerable to being rounded up by government agents.

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” declared Jefferson. He also concluded that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Observed Franklin: “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

Better yet, try suggesting as Thomas Paine, Marquis De Lafayette, John Adams and Patrick Henry did that Americans should, if necessary, defend themselves against the government if it violates their rights, and you will be labeled a domestic extremist.

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government,” insisted Paine. “When the government violates the people’s rights,” Lafayette warned, “insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” Adams cautioned, “A settled plan to deprive the people of all the benefits, blessings and ends of the contract, to subvert the fundamentals of the constitution, to deprive them of all share in making and executing laws, will justify a revolution.” And who could forget Patrick Henry with his ultimatum: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Then again, perhaps you don’t need to test the limits of free speech for yourself. One such test is playing out before our very eyes in Portland, Oregon, where radio “shock jock” Pete Santilli, a new media journalist who broadcasts his news reports over YouTube and streaming internet radio, is sitting in jail.

Santilli, notorious for his controversial topics, vocal outrage over government abuses, and inflammatory rhetoric, is not what anyone would consider an objective reporter. His radio show, aptly titled “Telling You the Truth…Whether You Like It or Not,” makes it clear that Santilli has a viewpoint (namely, that the government has overstepped its bounds), and he has no qualms about sharing it with his listeners.

It was that viewpoint that landed Santilli in jail.
In early January 2016, a group of armed activists, reportedly protesting the federal government’s management of federal lands and its prosecution of two local ranchers convicted of arson, staged an act of civil disobedience by occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon. Santilli, who has covered such protests in the past, including the April 2014 standoff in Nevada between the Bundy ranching family and the federal government over grazing rights, reported on the occupation in Burns as an embedded journalist, albeit one who was sympathetic to the complaints (although not the tactics) of the occupiers.

When asked to clarify his role in relation to the occupation, Santilli declared, “My role is the same here that it was at the Bundy ranch. To talk about the constitutional implications of what is going on here. The Constitution cannot be negotiated.”
Well, it turns out that the Constitution can be negotiated, at least when the government gets involved.

Long a thorn in the side of the FBI, Santilli was arrested by the FBI following its ambush and arrest of key leaders of the movement. He was charged, along with the armed resistors, with conspiracy to impede federal officers from discharging their duties by use of force, intimidation, or threats—the same charge being levied against those who occupied the refuge—which carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

Notably, Santilli is the only journalist among those covering the occupation to be charged with conspiracy, despite the fact that he did not participate in the takeover of the refuge, nor did he ever spend a night on the grounds of the refuge, nor did he ever represent himself as anything but a journalist covering the occupation.
Of course, the government doesn’t actually believe that 50-year-old Santilli is an accomplice to any criminal activity.

Read between the lines and you’ll find that what the government is really accusing Santilli of is employing dangerous speech. As court documents indicate, the government is prosecuting Santilli solely as a reporter of information. In other words, they’re making an example of him, which is consistent with the government’s ongoing efforts to intimidate members of the media who portray the government in a less than favorable light.

This is not a new tactic.
During the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, numerous journalists were arrested while covering the regions’ civil unrest and the conditions that spawned that unrest. These attempts to muzzle the press were clearly concerted, top-down efforts to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press.

As The Huffington Post reports:

The Obama administration’s treatment of reporters has caused controversy before. In 2009, the Department of Justice targeted a Fox News reporter in an investigation. Three years later, DOJ seized Associated Press reporters’ phone records. After that, former Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a review of the Justice Department’s news media policies. DOJ employees must consult with a unit within the Criminal Division before they arrest someone when there is a “question regarding whether an individual or entity is a ‘member of the news media,’” according to a January 2015 memo from Holder to DOJ employees.”
That the government is choosing to target Santilli for prosecution, despite the fact that they do not recognize new media journalists as members of the mainstream media, signals a broadening of the government’s efforts to suppress what it considers dangerous speech and stamp out negative coverage.

The message is clear: whether a journalist is acting alone or is affiliated with an established news source, the government has no qualms about subjecting them to harassment, arrest, jail time and trumped up charges if doing so will discourage others from openly opposing or exposing the government.

You see, the powers-that-be understand that if the government can control speech, it controls thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry.
Where the government has gone wrong is in hinging its case against Santilli based solely on his incendiary rhetoric, which is protected by the First Amendment and which bears a striking resemblance to disgruntled patriots throughout American history.

Here’s what Santilli said: “What we need, most importantly, is one hundred thousand unarmed men and women to stand together. It is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal.”

Now compare that with the call to action from Joseph Warren, a leader of the Sons of Liberty and a principal figure within the American Revolution: “Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors, but like them resolve never to part with your birthright; be wise in your deliberations, and determined in your exertions for the preservation of your liberties. Follow not the dictates of passion, but enlist yourselves under the sacred banner of reason; use every method in your power to secure your rights.”

Indeed, Santilli comes across as relatively docile compared to some of our nation’s more outspoken firebrands.

Santilli: “I’m not armed. I am armed with my mouth. I’m armed with my live stream. I’m armed with a coalition of like-minded individuals who sit at home and on YouTube watch this.”
Now compare that to what George Washington had to say: “Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?”

And then there was Andrew Jackson, a hothead if ever there was one. He came of age in the early days of the republic, served as the seventh president of the United States, and was not opposed to shedding blood when necessary: “Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.”

This is how freedom rises or falls.

There have always been those willing to speak their minds despite the consequences. Where freedom hangs in the balance is when “we the people” are called on to stand with or against individuals who actually exercise their rights and, in the process, push the envelope far enough to get called out on the carpet for it.

Do we negotiate the Constitution, or do we embrace it, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us feel, no matter how hateful or ugly it gets, and no matter how much we may dislike its flag-bearers?

Comedian Lenny Bruce laid the groundwork for the George Carlins that would follow in his wake: foul-mouthed, insightful, irreverent, incredibly funny, and one of the First Amendment’s greatest champions who dared to “speak the unspeakable” about race, religion, sexuality and politics. As Village Voice writer Nat Hentoff attests, Bruce was “not only a paladin of free speech but also a still-penetrating, woundingly hilarious speaker of truth to the powerful and the complacent.”

Bruce died in 1966, but not before being convicted of alleged obscenity for challenging his audience’s covert prejudices by brandishing unmentionable words that, if uttered today, would not only get you ostracized but could get you arrested and charged with a hate crime. Hentoff, who testified in Bruce’s defense at his trial, recounts that Lenny used to say, “What I wanted people to dig is the lie. Certain words were suppressed to keep the lie going. But if you do them, you should be able to say the words.”

Not much has changed in the 50 years since Bruce died. In fact, it’s gotten worse.
What we’re dealing with today is a government that wants to suppress dangerous words—words about its warring empire, words about its land grabs, words about its militarized police, words about its killing, its poisoning and its corruption—in order to keep its lies going.

As I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, what we are witnessing is a nation undergoing a nervous breakdown over this growing tension between our increasingly untenable reality and the lies being perpetrated by a government that has grown too power-hungry, egotistical, militaristic and disconnected from its revolutionary birthright.

The only therapy is the truth and nothing but the truth.

Otherwise, there will be no more First Amendment. There will be no more Bill of Rights. And there will be no more freedom in America as we have known it.

As the insightful and brash comedian George Carlin observed:

“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government does not give a fuck about them! The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply does not give a fuck about you! It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.”

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Olddog is going to have surgery this morning

02/09/2016

Olddog is going to have surgery this morning on his right index finger (Trigger Finger). And being a competitive Steel Challenge Pistol Shooter, this is a great concern for him. Wish Him Luck! He may not be on line for a while as His left hand is only usable for giving politicians the, you know what!

Mrs. Olddog


Why is the SPLC So Terrified of “Sovereign Citizens”? (Part One)

02/08/2016

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/191097-2016-02-07-why-is-the-splc-so-terrified-of-sovereign-citizens-part.htm?From=News

By Vince Edwards

Here it is! The straight up skinny! I’m not sure anyone has broached this topic, and thus no one to my knowledge has put their finger on the exactly the catalyst which creates the desire to dehumanize people who identify themselves as “sovereign citizens,” and instead makes them another terrorist group that the world needs to destroy.

To begin with, I am not claiming to be a “sovereign citizen,” because that would be an ignorant claim. It would be based on something I heard from someone else, who heard it from a TV somewhere. What I am is simply: “one of the people.” When I say this in a court, I’m legally stating that I am a sovereign being. There are multiple US Supreme Court, as well as state supreme court rulings which support this legal conclusion. I would be more than overjoyed if ANYONE out there would like to debate me on any open forum if they disagree. Instead of course… I’m just another “domestic terrorist” you need to FEAR and DESTROY because God forbid, I might keep talking, posting stuff on my blog and making videos.

The only solution to ME is VIOLENCE (if you’re the bad guys). This is the purpose for the tragedy you just saw in Oregon. You can’t beat me in a court. You can’t legally go through the motions and prove your case! If you let me stay free, eventually you’re going to have to find a different, more productive occupation, because fewer and fewer people will be knocking on your places of business! If I survive, your very professions become OBSOLETE! The time for fear is over for us. I saw a nation wake up at the cost of one man’s life.

How many have sacrificed their lives for just the perception of freedom? Would you sacrifice yours knowing we are at the precipice of a Golden Age of Freedom? I will gladly pay that price if I know my human family will be okay, thanks in very small part to my sacrifice.

You CAN’T kill me though can you? If I sit here minding my own business, remaining peaceful, actually PREACHING peace and non-violence at EVERY opportunity, I’m UNTOUCHABLE am I not? Have we forgotten the lessons of Ghandi and Dr. King? The only way you could take my new HERO down was to turn off all the audio, and shoot him in the hip so he’d look like he was going for his (now proven) STOLEN gun! I’m confident that’s going to come out in the wash wait and see, but he’s not dead is he? He’s become more powerful than you can possibly imagine!

(Still speaking to the bad guys) Your only option, other than killing me is to surrender. The end game on either option is quite clear. The solutions in my opinion: are clear. They exist in a world without YOU. I’m not saying we need to destroy you. We need to change you. You’ll be required to change. If you don’t change: you won’t survive, REGARDLESS of who wins! None of this needs to be scary however. There is some ABUNDANTLY good news (in part two)!

…and now back to my “author” type “person.”

What makes “sovereigns” like myself a real, legitimate threat to the SPLC (it’s not people, can’t harm it, it’s just a piece a paper) is that we no longer require the services of it’s agents. We comprehend AND understand the law. We know how to exercise our rights in the most critical place we need to exercise them: In a court. Let’s bear in mind that the Southern Poverty Law Center is a corporation made up of BAR member attorneys. The BAR is a group of private corporations. Now let’s follow the money as we’ve been taught to do in this “truth” voyage: People who know the law that are willing to educate others are a threat to the entire legal monopoly that the BAR corporations are currently BASKING in.

In the constitution, you are guaranteed the right to “counsel.” It says nothing about hiring the services of an “attorney.” Nowhere in our founding documents does it imply that a group of subsidiary corporations were granted monopoly powers over “counsel” for any one of the people. Let’s discuss this in real terms: You’re an innocent man or woman who has been charged with murder. Who would you rather speak on your behalf, some stranger who has been completely desensitized by hundreds, thousands of cases which profoundly affect peoples’ lives, or your father, mother or best friend who is well versed in the law?

The answer is clear. Your brother or sister would be much more emotional (appeals to a jury) and spend far more time (only one case) in your defense than an attorney who has 100 clients on his retainer list. Yes, yes I know the “attorney” is experienced in the “law.” No I’m sorry you’ve been misled there as well, nothing an attorney does has anything to do with the law. Attorneys will flat-out tell you this! What they do is not about right or wrong. It’s about winners and losers. One thing should become crystal clear to you in this post:
If you hire an attorney: You’re a loser!

There are two different types of people in this society from all of my knowledge: parasites and producers. The parasites are folks who produce nothing, or not enough on their own and need to somehow get that from a producer in order to survive. The entire legal profession and everyone employed in it is comprised of parasites. Every politician is a parasite. Can you eat a “law?” Want to grab some salad dressing and munch down the Patriot Act written by some attorney? If politicians and attorneys did not exist would you be able to survive? You’d probably be not just okay, but a heck of a lot happier to boot!

The vice-versa is obviously not true. Without people to grow the food and deliver it to their store, parasites could not offer a proportionally insignificant amount of labor energy for those goods. At the end of the day it’s not about money, it’s about LABOR. People do not get this. What’s valuable is the labor energy of the people. Your time is such a precious commodity isn’t it? I literally cringe at the thought of people working 50+ hours per week in order to improve the quality of their lives, by roughly ZERO. It doesn’t just sound like it: That’s slavery!

There are so many things that the individual can do to divorce themselves from the problem (being a parasite) and become a part of the solution. I’m talking about the solution that eliminates the money system and evokes an age of honor where the good do not die young and society really works for the betterment of everyone in it. I’ve cried over John F. Kennedy who I never got to know in my lifetime. I recently have shed a few tears over this Oregon situation and quite possibly one of the bravest patriots of our time: Lavoy Finnicum. I don’t know how many people were possibly roused from their slumber by this great man, but I think there’s a mass of people who are ready for the awakening. Well I’m here to pull the covers off your head and tell you to WAKE UP!

KISS stands for “keep it simple stupid (or more politely Susan or Sam)” and if it’s “not simple, it’s not a solution” as my friend and fellow freedom educator Dean Clifford likes to say. Essentially what the Bundys, Lavoy and others were doing in Oregon was to inform people that they were not required to abide by commercial codes (which includes BLM “laws”), they had in fact been TRICKED into private contracts, because they thought they needed these agreements in order to exercise their guaranteed rights! In these agreements they waived those rights in return for certain “benefits” as well as a few duties and obligations, such as following commercial codes. Keep in mind while researching this issue: nowhere in the “violations” against the Bundys and others will you find the word “law.”

Lavoy and the Bundys were encouraging people to revoke these contracts based on a clearly held maxim of law: One must have full knowledge of a contract in order to be legally bound by it. It does not matter what’s in the fine print, or that you didn’t comprehend the legal-ease. There must be a “meeting of the minds” to have a valid contract. If the INTENT of all parties is not CLEAR, it is a voidable contract. Until you void it however, you are presumed to have a full understanding. How else can someone know you didn’t know if you don’t tell them?

I should probably here clarify what a “right” is. Most people in the truth movement don’t seem to know. This is the core fundamental problem we face in the so-called “truth movement.” When one discovers some deep truth about how our society works they usually stop there. For example “The Federal Reserve System is not federal” or “politicians supply absolutely NO benefits to the people.” Everyone wants to think they’ve FINALLY arrived at the answer! What I’m stunned to realize about these very same people is they can believe the US government was complicit in 9/11, that a group of private bankers was granted carte blanch over the nations money supply in 1913 (during Christmas break when most of congress was home), but for some reason, most I’ve spoken to cannot believe they were actually tricked into operating a for-profit legal construct (a corporation) all their lives, FOR FREE.

A right is something you possess, which you can exercise at your “inclination,” that means “if you feel like it!” You do not need permission. You do not need to pay for that right (in the case of a license). It cannot be taken from you, except in the remote case that 12 of your peers unanimously disagree with you. It does not matter what their codes are. If one being on that jury believes your declared right is just, it is protected! Most people are not even aware that they get to pick their own jury! Yes that’s right, you can ask prospective jurors questions. You can quiz them. If they can’t tell you which amendment has the word “militia” in it (for those who have actually read 2A) they are not your peer! A peer is someone who is relatively equal in knowledge, societal status and so fourth. It would not be a very impartial jury if 12 winos or bag ladies sat in judgment of a billionaire (unless of course they were “conservatives”), nor should a bunch of politicians ever sit in judgment of you!

Secure in the knowledge of our rights, able to “leap tall buildings in a single bound” and “of the brave,” can you perceive the threat we “represent” as individuals, each ONE of us, to the STATE and all the parasites who are dependent upon it? I know the word sounds like a swear or insult. It is not. It is a noun describing something which is dependent on something else to survive. It’s a fact. It’s indisputable. It’s also equally indisputable in our society, and EVERY society in history that the PARASITES were and are now the problem! Once one accepts those facts as truth (if one is even willing to hear that truth) there is only one question left to answer as one looks in the mirror:

Am I a producer, or a parasite?

To be continued. I’m about to make a few more enemies. I apologize in advance for any offense.

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The Government is Weaning Us Off of Cash

02/06/2016

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/the-government-is-weaning-us-off-of-cash.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=d4a0d92e1f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-d4a0d92e1f-387807993

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By James Corbett Kerry Lutz of FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com joins James Corbett today to discuss the war on cash. How long has it being going on?

If you do not mind talk shows this is well worth less than eleven minutes of your time, but I have a few comments that was not covered, or covered enough.

What is this really all about?
It is about total control of every person who survives, and the incalculable amount of our wealth they will steal.
How did they do it?

February 4, 2016 ~TPATH~ We have been saying from the moment Obama made his hatred for this country evident, that there could only be two reasons that any American, regardless of political party, could support him. One evident reason would be lack of paying attention. The other, akin to the Usurper, abhorrence for America.

It had been difficult for patriots to believe, up until just these last few years, there were more than just a few nutcases who despised this great country. Those few who, in the past, reared their malfunctioning brains, quite honestly never seemed important enough to matter or for real Americans to be concerned with them.

While that naiveté was walking us through life, working, supporting and raising our families, we were buffered from the evil which was festering in a cauldron of political correctness and socialism, while nurturing the sins of envy and selfishness. The infection was being injected into school curriculums and every aspect of our children’s lives.

Many children survived this contagion as a result of values being consistently practiced and taught at home but a majority of them clearly have not and there appears to be no antidote, no cure and no reversal of their malfunctioned thought processes.

These last three half-generations have grown up in a world of forced and untested vaccines, brains and bodies immersed in pharmaceuticals, God removed from their moral compasses, drug use not only legalized but encouraged, laziness rewarded and the vacuous promise of social equality bequeathed on one and all. The obliteration of common sense and morality is just about complete.

Could there ever have been contrived, a more effective plan to wipe out the best and most powerful land of freedom and economic supremacy, than what we are now seeing? There are a few holdouts who have not had their brains turned into swamp sludge, who will fight this coming catastrophe, but there will be not enough of them to withstand the onslaught of the emerging New World Government.

While the second pincer, delegated to the task of and with the aid of the newly brainwashed masses, clearing a safe path for the new elites by the disarming of all the citizens, the third branch of this insurgency was well underway. That is the total collapse of America’s economy which will cascade across the planet.

The plan here is to use created and borrowed money as the ammunition to finance the operation which will ultimately demolish capitalism as well as liberty. This malevolent endeavor has provided America’s internal enemies with limitless resources. That is, the more debt they create the more “ammunition” they have to pay for the propaganda they need and at the same time, the closer this country moves towards the avalanche of collapsing economies.

The bigger the debt, the weaker the capitalist structure. This structure needs to be buckled if America is to be devoured by this new world order. This explains why they have spent years destroying morality and fogging the brains of the next generations. The dumb and the disarmed put up very little resistance

So how does creating debt that can never be repaid help this diabolical plan? The goal is, and you had better believe it, the default of the US Government. To create such debt that it overwhelms any ability to ever repay it. A debt default would destroy the last remaining obstacles, the middle class and foreign investors. World governments which hold notes from the US Treasury will not be paid and many will, as a result, suffer their own economic collapse. The result will be a financial global reset controlled and directed by the New World Order.

How close to fruition is this scenario? Much closer than anyone could imagine who does not understand the extent and the depth to which the US has become indebted. To understand this, one needs to comprehend the magnitude of the number “trillion”.

To enlighten the remaining few who may still not be able to conceive of the enormousness of our National Debt, TPATH has done some research, math and created some mentally visual comparisons. These next few facts we will present are so astounding many will fail to believe them.
It is really quite a testament to the American people that as of this date, the financial system has not already collapsed under its own weight. But the black hole of annihilation cannot be far off.

Starting with the National Debt which this week has now blown past the $19 Trillion mark, it might be advantageous for you to see what that number looks like written out as a whole number. $19,000,000,000,000.00 Ugly, isn’t it? More than you know.

Here are some statements which will give you some insight as to the massiveness of this number.
If the US government was to declare and end to deficits and an end to additional debt and not considering or adding to the existing debt with interest owed and they passed a law that would reduce the $19 Trillion debt by the amount of $1,000,000 each day. (That’s one million dollars) How many years would it take to pay it off?
ANSWER: 52,054 years. If that same amount was applied with the accrued interest, how long would it take?

ANSWER: Never, as in forever.
If you line up, end to end, $100 bills and started the route of money on the shoreline of New Jersey and extended it in a westerly direction until it valued $19 Trillion, where would that line end?

ANSWER: Back on the New Jersey shoreline after making 3,070 round trips.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 29,029 feet from sea level to its peak. If you were to stack $100.00 bills at the base of Mount Everest how high would it rise when the stack equaled $19 Trillion?

ANSWER: The stack of $100 bills would be 2,345 times higher than Mount Everest. In other words it would be the same as stacking Mount Everest on itself 2,345 times.
The surface of the earth to the surface of the moon is 225,623 miles. If you could string a line of $100 Bills, end to end, starting on the earth’s surface and extended it to the surface of the moon, would the value of $19 Trillion reach the moon’s surface?

ANSWER: Yes! In fact it would get there and back (round trip) 409 times.
When Obama leaves office later this year (if he does) the National Debt will have increased during his term $9,400,000,000,000.00. During those 8 years, what was the National Debt increase per minute?

ANSWER: For every minute since that fateful day of his first swearing in as President the National Debt has increased $2,235,540.00. That’s $2.2 Million, every minute of every day for 8 years.
You have now been given a visualization of where this country stands relating to the “ammunition” which has been expended in the three-pronged attack. And not just on America, but the entire world. Yes, Obama is truly evil my friends but he is just the latest “fool-tool” who believes he is in charge.

He is not and neither are we!

Research and calculations are available HERE, for those who might want to check these statements out.

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22 Signs That The Global Economic Turmoil We Have Seen So Far In 2016 Is Just The Beginning

02/05/2016

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/22-signs-that-the-global-economic-turmoil-we-have-seen-so-far-in-2016-is-just-the-beginning.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ef9075f049-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-ef9075f049-387807993

2-5-2016 12-25-51 PM

By Michael Snyder

As bad as the month of January was for the global economy, the truth is that the rest of 2016 promises to be much worse. Layoffs are increasing at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last recession, major retailers are shutting down hundreds of locations, corporate profit margins are plunging, global trade is slowing down dramatically, and several major European banks are in the process of completely imploding.

I am about to share some numbers with you that are truly eye-popping. Each one by itself would be reason for concern, but when you put all of the pieces together it creates a picture that is hard to deny. The global economy is in crisis, and this is going to have very serious implications for the financial markets moving forward. U.S. stocks just had their worst January in seven years, and if I am right much worse is still yet to come this year.

The following are 22 signs that the global economic turmoil that we have seen so far in 2016 is just the beginning…

1. The number of job cuts in the United States skyrocketed 218 percent during the month of January according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

2. The Baltic Dry Index just hit yet another brand new all-time record low. As I write this article, it is sitting at 303.

3. U.S. factory orders have now dropped for 14 months in a row.

4. In the U.S., the Restaurant Performance Index just fell to the lowest level that we have seen since 2008.

5. In January, orders for class 8 trucks (the big trucks that you see shipping stuff around the country on our highways) declined a whopping 48 percent from a year ago.

6. Rail traffic is also slowing down substantially. In Colorado, there are hundreds of train engines that are just sitting on the tracks with nothing to do.

7. Corporate profit margins peaked during the third quarter of 2014 and have been declining steadily since then. This usually happens when we are heading into a recession.

8. A series of extremely disappointing corporate quarterly reports is sending stock after stock plummeting. Here is a summary from Zero Hedge of a few examples that we have just witnessed…
• SHARES OF LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT FALL 5 PCT IN EXTENDED TRADE AFTER QUARTERLY RESULTS – RTRS
• TABLEAU SOFTWARE SHARES TUMBLE 40 PCT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING – RTRS
• YRC WORLDWIDE SHARES DOWN 16.4 PCT AFTER THE BALL FOLLOWING RESULTS – RTRS
• SPLUNK INC SHARES DOWN 7.6 PCT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING – RTRS
• LINKEDIN SHARES EXTEND DECLINE, DOWN 24 PCT AFTER RESULTS, GUIDANCE – RTRS
• HANESBRANDS SHARES FURTHER ADD TO LOSSES IN EXTENDED TRADE, LAST DOWN 14.9 PCT – RTRS
• OUTERWALL SHARES FALL 11 PCT IN EXTENDED TRADING AFTER QUARTERLY RESULTS – RTRS
• GENWORTH SHARES DOWN 16.5 PCT AFTER THE BELL FOLLOWING RESULTS, RESTRUCTURING PLAN

9. Junk bonds continue to crash on Wall Street. On Monday, JNK was down to 32.60 and HYG was down to 77.99.

10. On Thursday, a major British news source publicly named five large European banks that are considered to be in very serious danger…
Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Santander, Barclays and RBS are among the stocks that are falling sharply sending shockwaves through the financial world, according to former hedge fund manager and ex Goldman Sachs employee Raoul Pal.

11. Deutsche Bank is the biggest bank in Germany and it has more exposure to derivatives than any other bank in the world. Unfortunately, Deutsche Bank credit default swaps are now telling us that there is deep turmoil at the bank and that a complete implosion may be imminent.

12. Last week, we learned that Deutsche Bank had lost a staggering 6.8 billion euros in 2015. If you will recall, I warned about massive problems at Deutsche Bank all the way back in September. The most important bank in Germany is exceedingly troubled, and it could end up being for the EU what Lehman Brothers was for the United States.

13. Credit Suisse just announced that it will be eliminating 4,000 jobs.

14. Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it is going to be eliminating 10,000 jobs.

15. Caterpillar has announced that it will be closing 5 plants and getting rid of 670 workers.

16. Yahoo has announced that it is going to be getting rid of 15 percent of its total workforce.

17. Johnson & Johnson has announced that it is slashing its workforce by 3,000 jobs.

18. Sprint just laid off 8 percent of its workforce and GoPro is letting go 7 percent of its workers.

19. All over America, retail stores are shutting down at a staggering pace. The following list comes from one of my previous articles…
• Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, including 154 inside the United States.
• K-Mart is closing down more than two dozen stores over the next several months.
• J.C. Penney will be permanently shutting down 47 more stores after closing a total of 40 stores in 2015.
• Macy’s has decided that it needs to shutter 36 stores and lay off approximately 2,500 employees.
• The Gap is in the process of closing 175 stores in North America.
• Aeropostale is in the process of closing 84 stores all across America.
• Finish Line has announced that 150 stores will be shutting down over the next few years.
• Sears has shut down about 600 stores over the past year or so, but sales at the stores that remain open continue to fall precipitously.

20. According to The New York Times, the Chinese economy is facing a mountain of bad loans that “could exceed $5 trillion.”

21. Japan has implemented a negative interest rate program in a desperate attempt to try to get banks to make more loans.

22. The global economy desperately needs the price of oil to go back up, but Morgan Stanley says that we will not see $80 oil again until 2018.
It is not difficult to see where the numbers are trending.
Last week, I told my wife that I thought that Marco Rubio was going to do better than expected in Iowa.

How did I come to that conclusion?
It was simply based on how his poll numbers were trending.
And when you look at where global economic numbers are trending, they tell us that 2016 is going to be a year that is going to get progressively worse as it goes along.
So many of the exact same things that we saw happen in 2008 are happening again right now, and you would have to be blind not to see it.

Hopefully I am wrong about what is coming in our immediate future, because millions upon millions of Americans are not prepared for what is ahead, and most of them are going to get absolutely blindsided by the coming crisis.
Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog.

The Truth Behind Federal Land Grabs

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/190921-2016-02-03-the-truth-behind-federal-land-grabs.htm?From=News
OR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzF2quqCJc

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