Monthly Archives: June, 2011

STRIKE in Solidarity with Greece!

Why aren’t “We the People” Striking and Boycotting with our Brothers & Sisters in Greece?
Greek dictators kill people

While we sit and watch from the comfort of our homes, not only in Greece, but all around us: America,  Egypt, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Turkey, Iraq,  Afghanistan, etc, etc, etc, “We the People” are being oppressed by the same ruthless banking and  political agenda’s, led by soul-less people who’ve been bought off, seduced by power and lies, and taught to be traitors of entire civilizations.If its not government sanctioned wars, “accidental”, or purposeful neglect of nuclear reactors through”natural” or man-made earthquakes, “mismanaged” flood preparations, (which just happen to be soros buying opportunites), mortgage fraud, “ForeclosureGate”, Free Trade Zones in  exchange for American banking debt,planned food shortages …… WHAT IS IT?

WHY DIDN’T THE BANKERS PAY OFF OUR COUNTRIES DEBTS INSTEAD OF GRANT THEMSELVES HUGE BONUSES???……..

THIS IS PLANNED FOR US, AND WE’VE BEEN TRAINED TO PAY FOR IT!

This whole agenda is driven by Fear and Poverty Consciousness, all of it, ALLOWED by the SILENT MAJORITY, who do not want to become involved, forgetting that WE OUTNUMBER THEM!

So we sit and watch, programmed into believing that this out and out theft of homes, property, lives, and cruel beatings by men in uniforms, who have been brainwashed into working against their own best interests and that of their families, by enforcing and implementing policies that will be perpetrated upon their own descendant’s, are vaccinated and roided up in order to continue these cycles of abuse.

Ask yourself:  “What have I got to lose?”
Then do some research and understand
WE ARE LOSING EVERYTHING, CORPORATIONS ALREADY OWN US AND OUR CHILDREN through lies, tricks, signatures  and deceit. THOSE OF US IN UNIFORMS ARE BEING LIED TO AND SACRIFICED FOR BANKING GREED!

When WE STOP FIGHTING EACH OTHER, WE CAN UNITE & UTILIZE OUR GREATER NUMBERS THROUGH MASSIVE, PEACEFUL, NON-COMPLIANCE! MOMEMTUM IS ON OUR SIDE

DON’T BUY, DON’T COMPLY, ASK WHY??

“WE the PEOPLE”  STRIKE AND SUPPORT GREECE, EGYPT, ICELAND, IRELAND………….BY REFUSING TO WORK, GO TO SCHOOL, BANK, TRAVEL OR PARTICIPATE …… TURNING OFF OUR TV’s and TURNING ON OUR MINDS!

We CAN FREE OURSELVES FROM BANKING FRAUD AND DEBT!!!

If “WE the People” are NOT running their sytems, or murdering each other, while destroying our planet by dumping endless toxins on OURSELVES…….

WE will be able to begin healing, eliminating government’s gone wild, and recreating our world, by abolishing the current banking enslavement new world order, which is actually a return to fuedalism, and real tryanny.

If you are not in a position to stay home, you can bring your lunch and only shop at your LOCAL Mom & Pop, turn off your tv, and research online whatever subject you feel drawn too, you’ll find the same criminals in the bankground………

INDIVIDUAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, CAN BE OURS!

Prepare yourselves. WE OUTNUMBER THEM! GET THE BULLIES OUT!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE THROUGH PEACEFUL UNITY!

http://www.unitedwestrike.com
     http://www.icradionetwork.com (Live UWS chat room, help us build this grass roots communication line between all People of the world)

http://www.taxfree15.com  
http://www.taxfree15.org.uk 
http://www.wakenews.net
http:www.//voteforit.org           
http://www.sovereignindependent.com

Source: 12160.info

By: Karen Quinn Tostado

The Greek Tragedy Could Engulf Many More European States

European countries scramble for solutions to the Greek default crisis, the Euro’s future is in jeapordy, other European countries in line to fail after Greece, China also adopts first world problems like unemployment, caution in today’s markets, muted effects from quantitative easing.

Greece and Europe are still in crisis as the European countries scramble for a solution. The fact is that ultimately Greece has to default. The banks and other nations of the euro zone should have never allowed the situation to progress to its current stage. As we have said over and over again for 13 years, one interest rate can never fit all, because each country is at a different stage of development. The very creation of the European Union and the euro zone flies in the face of anthropological and cultural history reaching back thousands of years. That said, the leaders of the EU cannot possibly save Greece and the other five nations in serious financial trouble and save the euro and the European Union simultaneously. It is simply impossible if for no other reason, which is the cost, which is $4 to $6 trillion. Eventually all six will have to be cut loose reducing the euro zone from 17 to 11 members, all of which will have to face eventually more trouble among the remaining weak members. Thus, it is only a matter of time before the euro is history. At least for now there will not be a euro as the basis for a one-world currency and the EU as the cornerstone for world government.

If a short-term solution is not found by European bankers and nations Greece will simply default, leave the euro, return to the drachma and put its own house in order. If a short-term solution was found it might last a year and it would be back to the same underlying problem – bankruptcy and the path we have described.

The problem is not only Greece, but also Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Belgium. They are all in financial situations similar to Greece. Once Greece goes they will all follow. They will leave the euro and leave behind a long string of insolvent banks and countries, which will negatively effect England, the US and the world. Greece and the others probably will take down the world’s financial system.

Spain will probably be the next failure, a country on the edge of revolution. Then will come Italy and Belgium. If you remember last May 2010 we predicted these events for the second half of 2011, and they are about to descend upon us. All you have to do is look at the video links from Spain from last week and you know where this is all going and how it is going to end up. Deliberate police brutality at its worst. They attacked and injured women and children for no reason and without provocation. Spain’s unemployment, among the young is 43%. That is explosive and it is going to get much worse.

Even China is not without its problems as world trade slows and unemployment rises. Those problems will affect all of Asia including Australia and New Zealand. As we have often said no nation on earth is going to escape this worldwide deflationary depression. We do believe though that some nations will fare much better than others.

On the short to intermediate term we expect these problems to produce a temporarily stronger dollar. The dollar for the moment being the best of the worst. In spite of this abnormal dollar strength we expect gold and silver to hit new highs and to outperform all other asset classes, as investors realize gold is the only real currency and that it will reflect the ravages of inflation and perhaps hyperinflation. The euro will fail and again the new world order crowd will have been defeated.

Any corporations involved in finance worldwide are going to go through perilous times and most will not survive. This next episode will make the last three years of credit crisis look like child’s play.

One of the issues, which today lurks in every financial historians’ mind is will Greece be the catalyst that brings about the next credit crisis. We think it could very well be. From our perspective we believe the only thing that can bring about an exit from the Greek problem is a reasonable deal offered by the bankers, sovereigns and the IMF, otherwise there will be default. This is the first time in more than 50 years that an entire nation has faced off against the banking community. The world public is discovering how the criminal banking system works and how it is impossible to deal with them. Austerity brings about weakness and inhibits the ability to grow. Growth is needed to increase revenues to pay down debt. This is the IMF formula used since 1948 to control and loot countries that stay perpetually in debt. As you have seen secondary rated debt yields have been moving higher and in time will cause quality debt yields to move higher as well. Do not forget waiting in the wings we have Spain and Belgium. Italy the strongest of the group already has public debt in excess of 120% of GDP. Do not forget if they all go the losses will range from $4 to $6 trillion, which means just that collective debt is unpayable, never mind what is owed in Europe, the UK and the US. The damage that will be caused by such default will most certainly take down the world banking system. In addition, short-term debt has been the mainstay for sovereigns for the past 15 years. In the US alone it makes up more than 60% of borrowing. That means the US Treasury will have to replace trillions of dollars in borrowings. That means the Fed will have to buy the Treasury’s debt and if they do not the US financial system will collapse. At best the Fed’s purchases are only a short-term solution. There has to be a major meeting of all nations to devalue and revalue all currencies against one another and a multilateral debt default. That would be followed by the appointment of a new world reserve currency backed 25% by gold. It could be an index of currencies, all gold backed, or it could remain the dollar.

One of the consequences of a QE3 type of event and the pressure put on the world bond markets by near insolvencies or insolvencies is higher interest rates accompanied by higher inflation. The US Treasury yields may be among the lowest ever due to manipulation by the Fed, but the rest of the world is not as fortunate. Over the next few years the Treasury will have to sell as much as $2.5 trillion in debt annually. If the Fed continues to purchase 80% that would mean they’d have to buy about $2 trillion worth a year from funds they created out of thin air. If you look back at QE1 and 2 they have already created $2.6 trillion, part of which is being recycled, so it is safe to say they will have to increase participation if domestic and foreign off take stays about the same. Somewhere along the way the US credit rating will have to be lowered. That could cut back in participation from sources other than the Fed. Such a scenario with QE2 and stimulus in the pipeline to hit next year, 2 to 3 years from now inflation could turn into hyperinflation near 50%.

One has to ask themselves, why would the Fed do what it is doing? Very simply the only other alternative is deflationary depression. Worse yet, they know what they are doing does not work. In QE1 and 2 they temporarily bailed out the financial sector and the Treasury. The additional legislative assistance of more than $1.7 trillion gave transitory GDP growth and relief. In that space of time real inflation grew from 5% to more than 10%. Wall Street, banking and the Fed either do not know what they are doing or they are deliberately trying to destroy the present financial system.

The large issuance of Treasuries has not affected bond prices too badly. The yields have fallen and the bond prices have risen due to the overwhelming presence of the Fed in the market. The Treasury market may be strong, but upward pressure is being seen in other bond yields. That typical crowding out is to be expected and as a result of Treasury action liquidity is starting to dry up. We should add that about half of buyers have been buying foreign bonds, removing liquidity from the US market. In some portfolios we have seen about half has been invested in the bonds of the six European nations, which have financial problems. We learned 50 years ago that you never ever reach for a yield.

How the debt market reacts remains to be seen. Its performance hinges on Fed performance. The question is how long will it take the Fed, QE3 or its equivalent to be implemented? All the usual excuses are appearing, so we would guess it is not far away, or it is already being implemented.

Again, we repeat that you have to be extremely cautious in today’s markets. There is Treasury funding, municipal and state problems yet to be assessed, Europe’s six problem countries, Greece is still not settled, Japan is partially disabled, England has serious problems and China does as well. Asia is doing fairly well as is Russia and India. Down south it is Chile, Brazil and Argentina. The last two we have serious misgivings about. The other two pleasant surprises are Mexico and Canada, both of which are doing very well. They both have not used any stimulus, which makes their low unemployment and inflation impressive along with 4.5% GDP growth rates. As you can see there are some bright spots in the world of black and gray. When all is said and done corporatist fascism will destroy America and themselves in the process.

Unemployment is again reasserting itself now standing at 22.6% and that certainly affects consumer spending. It is not surprising that the long-term unemployed are dipping into their retirement savings. Even with Medicaid, food stamps and long-term unemployment benefits American workers are running out of money. That will accelerate as the Medicaid and food stamp budgets are cut and as we observe one by one states are reducing the time people can remain on extended unemployment benefits. These workers as well owe a huge amount of debt, and that will lead to bad debt for bankers. That is why the BIS, the Bank for International Settlements, is demanding banks sequester more reserves and cut down on loans and market speculation. Yes, there is excessive regulation and outrageous deficit spending by government, but the real problem is governmental, state, municipal, corporate and individual debt. Under these circumstances spending cannot grow especially with inflation hovering above 10.2%, which we believe will be 14% by the end of 2011. First quarter GDP was 1.8%. If you subtract QE and stimulus 2 you get less than zero growth. The bad news is it will be officially zero to 1% for the second half of the year putting the economy at a GDP loss of zero to 2%. If the Fed doesn’t find a way to inject an additional $850 billion into the economy shortly and over the next year we could see a real minus 4% to 5%. In addition, lenders are in the process of making a deal on past and future mortgage foreclosures. The banks wanted to pay $5 billion but in reality it could be more like $25 billion. That should finally move the banks to foreclose on more than a million additional homes. How many people can the streets and overpasses hold? The State Attorneys’ Generals’ settlement will buy the states a few additional months. As we predicted eight years ago this staggering inventory of homes will eventually be nationalized and renters will be paying the rest to the federal government via something resembling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Yes, household debt has fallen from 130% of GDP to 114%, but it still is almost 40 percentage points above where it should be. Even at 90% to 100% it is unsustainable. Incidentally, we have not included commercial real estate, which the Fed is currently subsidizing.

Debt and its deflationary aspects have been neutralized for 11-1/2 years by inflation deliberately caused by the Fed to offset the deflationary drag. Trillions have been spent in the form of debt and very little has been accomplished, except for keeping the country out of deflationary depression, at the cost of rampant inflation. It now looks almost certain that the Federal Government can offer little additional help. That means the Fed has to bail out the government, the bankers and the people. If that help is not forthcoming you must prepare for a deflationary depression. Of course such a policy if implemented will cause hyperinflation. Where is the exit? Where do you go? Interest rates are already zero and have been for a few years. That, of course, was to give the financial sector free money to speculate with, as loans fell 25 to 30 percent.

There will be no success from QE3 or any additional stimulus for the general economy. The decision to cross the Rubicon is history and the troops are in the city. There now can only be one eventual outcome.

The criminal syndicate that runs banking, Wall Street and government has generated plenty of adverse publicity in the recent past. There was Madoff and his Ponzi scheme, but he was not connected with the elitists. He was a wannabe. We now have a 635-page report with almost 1,000 attachments from the US Senate that the Senate believes is cause for criminal action against Goldman Sachs. There has to be an elitist sacrifice and Goldman may be it. They created and sold structured finance products that foisted billion of dollar of losses on investors, while the banks then went short the bonds knowing they were toxic waste. At best Goldman and its executives will avoid prosecution, but whatever the outcome their business will never be the same again. If you remember they not long ago, in not admitting or denying, paid about a $770 million fine, pertaining to toxic mortgages, but they got to keep about $4 billion. Sixty percent of those bonds were placed in Europe and since then there has not been a civil or criminal action against these and other crooks involved in mis-rating the bonds. That tells us somehow the Fed has guaranteed those losses. We originally recommended a short on GS stock at about $190.00. The stock is currently $140.00. If this scenario plays out it could retest $67.00 and perhaps break that support level. Crime marches on: on Wall Street and the people who really run your country.

The government lies and the controlled media swears to it. The latest proclamation and cover-up was spun in as many ways and directions as the media dared to take it, and still retain some semblance of propriety. The latest on the CPI front is that increases were reduced on gas prices, when in fact gas prices rose. We always say if you are going to be a liar, be a good one. May inflation officially was up 3.6%, up from 3.16% in April year-on-year. It supposedly was up 1.15 last November, so you can see it is progressively growing. That elevates real inflation to 10.6%. It is very obvious that the general media is being instructed as to what to say and how to say it. In addition the Keynesian economists, acting as trained seals, find every illicit excuse to raise the spectre of falling inflation or deflation. That is the kind of world we live in. Lying is socially and politically acceptable. Calling the deception misleading certainly begs the question. Most readers do not realize it but core inflation is some 40 years old, so this canard has been around for a long time in various guises. The bottom line is that it is misdirection and subterfuge.

The propaganda continues and, of course, omits that US inflation is the highest in three years when it reached 14.5% unofficially. That is when interest rates will really have to start rising. At the same time the Fed balance sheet is reaching for $3 trillion. Disguising the problem won’t change it or the ultimate outcome.

Source: An excerpt from Bob Chapman’s weekly publication, “The International Forecaster Weekly”

Darwin’s Connection to Nazi Eugenics Exposed

 On July 14 1933 a sterilization law was passed in Nazi Germany, known as Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses(Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring). Any German was a target if they were found to be suffering from a range of perceived hereditary ailments, such as congenital mental deficiency, schizophrenia, manic-depressive insanity, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, blindness, deafness, any severe hereditary deformity or even severe alcoholism. Official pronouncements insisted that these individuals were a drain on the German people, both biologically and financially (see right). The law passed on this day ultimately led to an estimated 400,000 people being involuntarily sterilized in pursuit of this national goal of “racial hygiene,” to eliminate handicapped descendants.Creationists are fond of laying the blame for Nazi eugenics on Charles Darwin. They insist that his materialist argument that humans evolved from animals and his conception of natural selection inspired the Nazis to implement a widespread policy of artificial selection within the Fatherland. However, these claims are as baseless as was the so-called “science” that the Nazis employed.For example, William Dembski, intelligent design creationist and co-author of Moral Darwinism, claims:

Darwin is the founder of the modern eugenics movement in all its later myriad forms, whether it is expressed through a call to weed out the unfit, breed more of the fit, abort the undesirable and deformed or manipulate our nature genetically through technology.

In nearly identical form Jonathan Wells, devotee of Unification Church founder Sun Myung

Moon, writes:

Darwinism’s connection with eugenics, abortion and racism is a matter of historical record. And the record is not pretty.

Islamic creationist Harun Yahya (whom I recently interviewed from his home in Istanbul) similarly insists:

The eugenics, euthanasia, forced sterilization, concentration camps, racial purity and gas chambers of the mid-20th century emerged as a result of the Darwin-Haeckel-Hitler coalition, representing the worst and most ruthless cruelty in the history of humanity.

Taken together this would be a damning indictment, if there were actually any truth to their claims. The main connections that all three authors make between Darwinism and eugenics is that Francis Galton, an early proponent of eugenics, was Darwin’s cousin and that Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist who championed evolution and maintained a long correspondence with the English naturalist, was a primary source for Nazi eugenic policies.

The strength of their arguments quickly fall apart, however, once they are given a few moments thought. The Galton connection is quite obviously baseless, for surely no one can be held responsible for something their cousin promotes (especially since Galton didn’t even invent the term eugenics until a year after Darwin’s death). Furthermore, not that it matters, but Galton was merely Darwin’s half-cousin since they shared the same grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, but had different grandmothers. The second claim, about Haeckel’s foundation for Nazi race biology, is simply wrong. However, for this they can only be faulted for shoddy research, since the connection they were exploiting came from a highly regarded scientific source: Stephen Jay Gould.

In Gould’s 1977 book Ontology and Phylogeny the esteemed Harvard paleontologist wrote:

[Haekel’s] evolutionary racism; his call to the German people for racial purity and unflinching devotion to a “just” state; his belief that harsh, inexorable laws of evolution ruled human civilization and nature alike, conferring upon favored races the right to dominate others . . . all contributed to the rise of Nazism.

While, in his book, Gould sought to separate Darwin from his German contemporary, his creationist quote-miners were looking to do the opposite. Unfortunately for both, the connection they were drawing doesn’t actually exist.

According to University of Chicago historian Robert J. Richards, in a recent anthology:

This charge, which attempts to link Haekel’s convictions with the Nazi’s particular brand of racism, suffers from the inconvenience of having absolutely no foundation.

Gould was drawing from the research of Daniel Gasman whose 1971 book Scientific Origins of National Socialism placed Haeckel at the center of the philosophical foundation of Nazi ideology. Richards has excoriated this research (see, for example, his paper Ernst Haeckel’s Alleged Anti-Semitism and Contributions to Nazi Biology in the journal Biological Theory) and demonstrated that, not only was Haeckel not a proponent of a pre-Nazi racist biology, but the Nazi’s rejected his work totally.

The reality is that, while one German academic named Heinz Brücher did argue that Haeckel’s Darwinism meshed with Hitler’s racial attitudes, this view was immediately quashed by the guardians of party doctrine. Günther Hecht, official representative for the National Socialist Party’s Department of Race-Politics (Rassenpolitischen Amt der NSDAP), insisted in the Reich’s official scientific journal:

The party and its representatives must not only reject a part of the Haeckelian conception–other parts of it have occasionally been advanced–but, more generally, every internal party dispute that involves the particulars of research and the teachings of Haeckel must cease.

The reason for this rejection may have been the fact that Haeckel stood out among his contemporaries for his expression of Judenfreundschaft (friendliness toward Jews) or because of his criticisms of the military during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. A more important reason is probably the fact that Nazi racial views had no connection with specific evolutionary concepts like transmutation of species or the animal origins of human beings. As Richards concludes:

The perceived materialism of Darwinian biology and Haeckelian monism deterred those who cultivated the mystical ideal of a transcendence of will. Pseudoscientific justifications for racism would be ubiquitous in the early twentieth century, and Hitler’s own mad anti-Semitism hardly needed support from evolutionary theorists of the previous century.

The Nazi policies enacted three-quarters of a century ago today were certainly bad enough, we don’t need to spread the blame onto those who had no connection with them. Given the long history of creationist scholarship based on principles rather than propaganda, I’m certain we will no longer see attempts to smear Darwin’s legacy with the taint of Nazi ideology once these facts become more generally well-known. But, of course, I’m being sarcastic.

Reference:
Richards, R. (2007). Ernst Haeckel’s Alleged Anti-Semitism and Contributions to Nazi Biology Biological Theory, 2 (1), 97-103 DOI: 10.1162/biot.2007.2.1.97

Source: ScienceBlogs.com

New documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Janet Napolitano LIED about the safety of the TSA’s naked body scanners

New documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Janet Napolitano LIED about the safety of the TSA’s naked body scanners. Now the truth comes out:
http://www.naturalnews.com/032839_body_scanners_TSA.html

Breaking: Firefighters in Los Alamos Beat Back Flames on Plutonium Lab Property

Breaking:Firefighters beat back flames on plutonium lab property 27 Jun 2011 A raging wildfire in Los Alamos on Monday briefly entered the property of the nation’s preeminent nuclear facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, a vast complex that houses research laboratories and a plutonium facility. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the town of Los Alamos, which has a population of about 12,000. Firefighters were able to douse the flames on the one-acre “spot fire” just inside the southwestern boundary of the lab site, about 25 miles outside Santa Fe, authorities said.

Los Alamos National Laboratory moving to protect radioactive material from fire –Up to 2,500 evacuated as blaze nears site where world’s first atomic bomb was built 27 Jun 2011 A raging wildfire spread to within one mile of the nation’s preeminent nuclear weapons facility on Monday, as officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory scrambled to make sure that radioactive and hazardous material were protected from the wind-driven fire that has forced the installation to close. The number one priority at the moment is to make sure all the radioactive and hazardous material is protected, Janet Bettinger, deputy manager of finance, told NBC News. She said she couldn’t confirm that it is protected at this point. The fire has burned around 44,000 acres and was threatening buildings, power lines and natural gas lines, Bettinger said.

The 40-Year War on Freedom


Although the U.S. government’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken center stage for the better part of the last ten years, there is another failed war that has been waged by the federal government for the past forty years.

The war on drugs was declared by President Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971.

Speaking at a press conference in the Briefing Room at the White House, Nixon announced his plan:

I would like to summarize for you the meeting that I have just had with the bipartisan leaders which began at 8 o’clock and was completed 2 hours later. I began the meeting by making this statement, which I think needs to be made to the Nation: America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.

Nixon left no doubt as to the scope of his offensive:

This will be a worldwide offensive dealing with the problems of sources of supply, as well as Americans who may be stationed abroad, wherever they are in the world. It will be government wide, pulling together the nine different fragmented areas within the government in which this problem is now being handled, and it will be nationwide in terms of a new educational program that we trust will result from the discussions that we have had.

He went on to say how “essential it was for the American people to be alerted to this danger.”

In a special message to the Congress on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control on the same day, Nixon declared drug use to be a “menace,” an “increasing grave threat,” and a “national emergency.”

He also continued his military rhetoric:

I am transmitting legislation to the Congress to consolidate at the highest level a full-scale attack on the problem of drug abuse in America.

The problems of drug abuse must be faced on many fronts.

To wage an effective war against heroin addiction, we must have international cooperation. In order to secure such cooperation, I am initiating a worldwide escalation in our existing programs for the control of narcotics traffic, and I am proposing a number of new steps for this purpose.

The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 provides a sound base for the attack on the problem of the availability of narcotics in America.

Nixon then issued Executive Order No. 11599 establishing the Special Action Office of Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP) in the Executive Office of the President. He also appointed the first drug czar, Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe, as Special Consultant to the President for Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Nixon’s war on drugs really took off after the formation of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 1973 and the declaration of an “all-out global war on the drug menace.”

This does not mean that the federal government didn’t fight against drugs before Nixon declared his war. To the contrary, the feds have waged war on personal freedom via the drug war since the passage in 1905 of the first federal anti-narcotics law aimed at ending the opium trade in the Philippines.

This was followed by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the Opium Exclusion Act of 1909, the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the Narcotic Control Act of 1956, and the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

And since the beginning of Nixon’s war, we have had the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988, the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2003, and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005.

And who can forget the D.A.R.E. school-lecture program, “Just Say No” clubs, and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s television ad featuring a hot skillet, an egg, and the phrase, “This is your brain on drugs.”

The case against the drug war has been made so many times that, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will limit myself to ten key points:

  • The war on drugs costs American taxpayers over $40 billion a year.
  • For the first half of our nation’s history there were no prohibitions against any drug.
  • The war on drugs is not authorized by the Constitution.
  • Tobacco kills more people every year than all of the people killed by all illegal drugs in the twentieth century.
  • The war on drugs has done nothing to reduce the demand for illicit drugs.
  • Numerous studies have shown that smoking marijuana is less dangerous than drinking alcohol.
  • The war on drugs is the cause of our unnecessarily swelled prison populations.
  • Alcohol abuse, not drug abuse, is one of the leading causes of premature deaths in the United States.
  • The war on drugs has ruined more lives than drugs themselves.
  • More people in America die every year from drugs prescribed and administered by physicians than from illegal drugs.


To drug warriors, these things don’t matter: Because taking drugs is bad for one’s health and morally corrupting, the state has the duty to regulate and ban them.

But as true and important as these things are, the drug-warrior statists are right about dismissing them for in the end they really don’t matter. And there are many other things that don’t matter as well.

It doesn’t matter if the drug war can or can’t be “won.” It doesn’t matter if drug addiction destroys or doesn’t destroy lives and families. It doesn’t matter if marijuana is or isn’t a gateway drug. It doesn’t matter if the majority of Americans support or don’t support the drug war. It doesn’t matter if marijuana is or isn’t beneficial for pain management. It doesn’t matter if fighting the drug war is or isn’t a bipartisan issue. It doesn’t matter if cocaine and heroin are or aren’t addictive. It doesn’t matter if drug use would or wouldn’t increase if drugs were legalized. It doesn’t matter if advocates for drug decriminalization want or don’t want to get high. It doesn’t matter if smoking crack is or isn’t dangerous. It doesn’t matter if drug use is or isn’t immoral. It doesn’t matter if the war on drugs is or isn’t “worth it.”

What matters is personal freedom, private property, personal responsibility, individual liberty, personal and financial privacy, free markets, limited government, and the natural right to be left alone if one is not aggressing against his someone and is doing “anything that’s peaceful.”

Ending the war on drugs is not an esoteric issue of libertarians or a pet issue of those who want to get high. Once the government claims control over what a man smokes, snorts, sniffs, inhales, or otherwise ingests into his body, there is no limit to its power. As the economist Ludwig von Mises so eloquently said: “As soon as we surrender the principle that the state should not interfere in any questions touching on the individual’s mode of life, we end by regulating and restricting the latter down to the smallest detail.” The war on drugs is incompatible with a free society.

Source: Infolib
By: Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance [send him mail] writes from Pensacola, FL. He is the author of Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State and The Revolution that Wasn’t. His newest book is Rethinking the Good War. Visit his website.

© 2011 The Future of Freedom Foundation.

Police Demand Video Camera .. Owner says NO

Cops “ask” for a man’s camera and he gives them a strong NO and tells them to get off his property!  They then threaten to arrest his friend for some made up charges out of spite.  The men stand up for themselves and assert their rights and the cops eventually drop it and walk away.   I guess they didn’t want to file the paperwork and go through the trouble of fabricating a false police report.  Pretty funny video.

Source: Chris, InfoLib

Banker Occupation of Greece

Economist Michael Hudson calls it “Replacing Economic Democracy with Financial Oligarchy” in a June 5 article by that title, saying:After being debt entrapped, or perhaps acquiescing to entrapment, the Papandreou government needs bailout help to pay bankers that entrapped them. Doing so, however, requires “initiat(ing) a class war by raising its taxes (harming working households most), lowering its standard of living – and even private-sector pensions – and sell off public land, tourist sites, islands, ports, water and sewer facilities” – in fact, all the country’s crown jewels, lock, stock and barrel, strip-mining it of everything of worth at fire sale prices.

Why? Because the US-dominated IMF, EU and European Central Bank (ECB), the so-called “Troika,” demand it as the price for bailout help that wouldn’t be needed if Greece wasn’t trapped in the euro straightjacket. Membership means foregoing the right to devalue its currency to make exports more competitive, maintain sovereignty over its money to monetize its debt freely, and be able to legislate fiscal policies to stimulate growth.

Instead they’re entrapped by foreign banker diktats demanding tribute. They call it a “rescue.” In May 2010, the Papandreou government agreed to earlier austerity in return for loans. Now they’re at it again, demanding more or they’ll collapse the entire economy, or so they say. And the same scheme is replicated in Ireland and Portugal. Moreover, it’s heading for Spain, and potentially most of Europe and America as representative governments head closer to “financial oligarchy.”

In other words, it amounts to financial coup d’etat authority over sovereign governments unless popular anger prevents it, involving more than street protests or short-term strikes accomplishing nothing.

Former Wall Street broker, financial analyst, radio/TV host, and consummate critic Max Keiser calls it “banker occupation” for good reason. They:

– make the rules;

– set the terms;

– issue diktats;

– pressure, bribe or otherwise cajole or force governments to acquiesce; and

– burden working households with higher unemployment, wage and benefit cuts,

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MEDIA BLACKOUT: WAS THERE A NUCLEAR INCIDENT AT FORT CALHOUN NEBRASKA?

Since flooding began on June 6th, there has been a disturbingly low level of media attention given to the crisis at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Facility near Omaha, Nebraska. But available evidence strongly suggests that something very serious could have happened there.Unfortunately for members of the public, there is no shortage of proof that serious nuclear incidents and radiation releases have happened in America, and have been covered up each and every time.Most Americans are completely unaware that dangerous radiation has leaked from some three-quarters of all U.S. nuclear power stations and should naturally raise concerns that much of the the country’s water supplies may be contaminated. For this reason, it is paramount that the media and the public demand every bit of information available on this latest event.

First accounts tell us that on June 7th, there was a fire reported at Fort Calhoun. The official story is that the fire was in an electrical switchgear room at the plant. The apparently facility lost power to a pump that cools the spent fuel rod pool, allegedly for a duration of approximately 90 minutes.

Here is a video regarding the extent of flooding experienced along the Missouri River in Nebraska:

RISK: Levees in and around Omaha were not designed for 3 months of continuous flood water.


FORT CALHOUN NUKE SITE: does it pose a public risk?

The following sequence of events is documented on the Omaha Public Power District’s own

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Too Many Wars

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Too Many Wars

Who can keep count anymore? Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and all of our smaller wars.  Come election time, will we shout “four more years!” or “four more wars!”?

Let’s do something about it.

1. Call congress members and senators now at (202) 224-3121 to tell them to vote No on any authorizatio n of war in Libya (as if the President cares what they authorize!).

Also tell the House to vote Yes for the Kucinich-Amash amendment to the FY 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations bill to end all involvement in the war by October 1, 2011.

Also tell the Senate to join Senator Webb in demanding that no treaty or “Status of Forces Agreement” be unconstitutionally made for Afghanistan without Congress.

4153668524_aef21e54f12. Obama Can Be Made to Withdraw More Troops from Afghanistan

The majority of Americans want the war in Afghanistan ended.  President Obama promised a “significant” withdrawal this July.  But what he announced on Wednesday amounted to withdrawing about 1 percent of U.S. personnel in July (10,000 withdrawn over six months from a total of 200,000 troops and contractors).  A White House spokesperson told a conference call of reporters on Wednesday that public opinion plays no role in such decisions.

Can public opinion play any role in Congressional decisions?  Obama cannot keep so many troops in Afghanistan so long if Congress refuses to pay for it.  In recent weeks, the House has twice passed measures barring the use of funds for U.S. warmaking in Libya.  Now before both houses is the 2012 “Defense Appropriations” bill which would dump over $100 billion into wars including Afghanistan.

Enough is enough, and Obama’s “drawdown” is not enough!

ASK CONGRESS TO DENY WAR FUNDING

3. Freedom Riding to Gaza

Fifty years ago, freedom riders traveled by bus into the U.S. South.  Now American freedom riders are joining their allies from around the world on a flotilla bound for Gaza.  The U.S. ship is called The Audacity of Hope.

The heroes on this ship have pledged to sail unarmed and to refuse to use violence. The Israeli military, which continues to illegally blockade Gaza, causing endless suffering to the Gazan people, has pledged to use violent force to prevent the ships getting through.

The Fre edom Riders of 1961 asked the U.S. government to protect them. Its efforts to do so were too little too late. The Freedom Riders of 2011 have also asked the U.S. government to protect them, and thus far received no such commitment. We can ask the U.S. State Department to ask Israel (recipient of billions of dollars in U.S. weaponry every year) not to assault this flotilla, and to allow those transporting aid and letters of good will to reach the suffering people of Gaza unharmed.

CONTACT THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT

4. Pledge to Stop the Machine in DC in October

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of t he 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

“I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine until our resources are invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning.”

http://october2011.org


5. Educate

Peace and counter-recruitment groups, libraries, coffee houses, and schools are distributing copies of War Is A Lie where they can do the most good.

And an admirer of the book is sending copies to every member of Congress and other decision makers.  You can fund this project!

Donate $50 or more and get your choice of a free audio book, Epub, kindle, or PDF.

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The Financial Road to Serfdom

How Bankers use the Debt Crisis to Roll Back the Progressive Era

By: Prof. Michael Hudson

Financial strategists do not intend to let today’s debt crisis go to waste. Foreclosure time has arrived. That means revolution – or more accurately, a counter-revolution to roll back the 20th century’s gains made by social democracy: pensions and social security, public health care and other infrastructure providing essential services at subsidized prices or for free. The basic model follows the former Soviet Union’s post-1991 neoliberal reforms: privatization of public enterprises, a high flat tax on labor but only nominal taxes on real estate and finance, and deregulation of the economy’s prices, working conditions and credit terms.What is to be reversed is the “modern” agenda. The aim a century ago was to mobilize the Industrial Revolution’s soaring productivity and technology to raise living standards and use progressive taxation, public regulation, central banking and financial reform to distribute wealth fairly and make societies more equal. Today’s financial aim is the

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CNN (and the rest of government cotrolled media) pretends Greek debt-woes worse than U.S

 The propagandists were at it again over the weekend. This time they were trying to convince the sheep that Greece was even more insolvent than the U.S. Naturally, to do so they simply made-up some numbers.

To begin with there is the ludicrous fiction that the U.S.’s debt-to-GDP is merely approaching 75%.

Here are the REAL numbers. (Continues below the video)

Current U.S. national debt: $14.3 trillion
OFFICIAL U.S. GDP: a little over $14 trillion
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