(Bob Yirka) For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv.
Using data obtained (circa 2007) from the Orbis database (a global database containing financial information on public and private companies) the team, in what is being heralded as the first of its kind, analyzed data from over 43,000 corporations, looking at both upstream and downstream connections between them all and found that when graphed, the data represented a bowtie of sorts, with the knot, or core representing just 147 entities who control nearly 40 percent of all of monetary value of transnational corporations (TNCs).
In this analysis the focus was on corporations that have ownership in their own assets as well as those of other institutions and who exert influence via ownership in second, third, fourth, etc. tier entities that hold influence over others in the web, as they call it; the interconnecting network of TNCs that together make up the whole of the largest corporations in the world. In analyzing the data they found, and then in building the network maps, the authors of the report sought to uncover the structure and control mechanisms that make up the murky world of corporate finance and ownership.
(Bob Yirka) For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv.
(Infowars) Ron Paul supporter and anti-drug war activist Ronnie Reeferseed was hauled away from an Austin City Council meeting and banned for a year for stating his name in a mildly satirical manner, in yet another example of how local officials are increasingly engaging in petty power trips to oppress the free speech rights of American citizens.
The video shows Ronnie introducing himself before Mayor Lee Leffingwell snarls, “you will stop there, step back, your time is up,” and gestures for police officers to come and remove him from the podium.
Ronnie stated his satirical pseudonym in a, God forbid, mildly satirical manner, but the reaction of Leffingwell and the goons who removed him from the podium was a despicable and thuggish overreaction.
When other citizens present at the council meeting start to vocally complain about Ronnie’s treatment, Mayor Leffingwell calls for order and then threatens them, “sit down, be quiet, or you’ll be next.”
Ronnie was subsequently banned from attending Austin City Council meetings for a year for violating Leffingwell’s “rule of decorum,” by merely stating his name.
Mayor Leffingwell has led an attempt to restrict citizens’ free speech at council meetings by creating a new rule that a person can’t speak on more that three agenda items per session.
Leffingwell’s behavior is typical of the increasing trend of local officials who have forgotten that they are servants of the people and their job is to represent and hear out concerns of local residents, not boss them around.
In Quartzsite Arizona last month, Jennifer Jones was hauled away from a council meeting and arrested for criticizing Police Chief Jeff Gilbert , who later had the council declare martial law as a result of the bad publicity generated by the incident.
Also last month in Gould, Arkansas, the City Council moved to ban all gatherings and groups, no matter how small, from discussing city matters without prior permission from the authorities.
In an incident reported by Infowars this week, Republican Congressman Steve Chabot had cops grab the cameras of constituents during a town hall meeting in Cincinnati Ohio.
Watch Alex Jones’ reaction to this incident in the clip below, as well as an interview with Ronnie Reeferseed himself. Ronnie points out that the council meeting room was packed with police, indicating that they had planned to haul him out ahead of time.
(Thomas Dishaw) A powerful 5.9 earthquake was felt in Maryland today. Centered northwest of Richmond, Virginia shook the Baltimore area to a shocking standstill. No major damage was reported. The earthquake was felt as far north as Rhode Island. Below are some pictures of damage in the Canton Safeway.
(ERIN EINHORn) Mayor Bloomberg wants to blanket the city with red light cameras – and maybe even publish the names of scofflaws who blow through intersections.
“I think we should have ‘em on every corner if we could,” the mayor said of the controversial cameras that trigger tickets to drivers caught running red lights.
“If people didn’t go through red lights, you’d save a lot of lives of elderly and kids,” Hizzoner told reporters Monday during a press conference.
Bloomberg was responding to a Daily News report on the $52 million in fines the city issued last year to drivers caught by cameras – really a $55 million haul with penalties included.
Bloomberg wants Albany to increase the number of cameras permitted on city streets to 225, up from the current 150.
A bill to hike the number of cameras passed the state Senate in June, but stalled in the Democratic-controlled Assembly.
The city is allowed to put up as many cameras as it wants but needs state approval to fine drivers for the related infractions.
The mayor mused that the city could put up the cameras – then try to embarrass the rule-breakers.
“Maybe what we should do is do it and start publishing in the paper who does it and then a list of the senators and assemblymen who keep us from having cameras [that can levy fines],” the mayor suggested.
“Every time there’s somebody hit, it would be nice to say ‘Ok, assemblyman and senator so-and-so didn’t think that person’s life [was important] … This is our lives of our people we’re talking about! This is not something cute and we’ve got to do something about it.”
Bloomberg said he would also support speed cameras to catch drivers going too fast – a proposal that’s the subject of an Assembly bill but has not yet been introduced in the Senate.
“We cannot afford to put a cop on every corner,” Bloomberg said. “We’re going to have to do more with technology.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/08/22/2011-08-22_mayor_bloomberg_pushes_for_traffic_light_cameras_on_every_corner.html#ixzz1VoEGGu81
(Paul Joseph Watson) In a response to a question asked by Infowars correspondent Robert Wanek at Iowa State University during the recent Ames straw poll, Ron Paul said that the federal government was preparing for civil unrest and martial law in the United States.
Paul was asked for his opinion on whether H.R. 645 (The National Emergency Centers Establishment Act) could lead to Americans being incarcerated in detention camps during a time of martial law.
“Yeah, that’s their goal, they’re setting up the stage for violence in this country, no doubt about it,” responded Paul.
The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645, first introduced in January 2009, mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.
The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.
Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.
The legislation was referred to Committee and did not proceed any further, but it was not rejected in a vote and can be re-introduced at any time in a new session of Congress.
As we reported yesterday, in the aftermath of the UK riots, police departments in the United States are being trained to deal with rioting and civil unrest.
Back in 2008, U.S. troops returning from Iraq were earmarked for “homeland patrols” with one of their roles including helping with “civil unrest and crowd control”.
In December 2008, the Washington Post reported on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011 onwards, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack.
The United States has continuity of government plans in place should martial law be declared by the President. However, the details of those plans have been so tightly guarded that even Congressman and Homeland Security Committee member Peter DeFazio (D – OR), who has the necessary security clearance, was denied access to view the material when he requested to do so back in July 2007.
“I just can’t believe they’re going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack,” DeFazio told the Oregonian at the time, adding, “Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right.”
Congressman Paul has warned about preparations for martial law before, telling the Alex Jones Show, “They’re putting their back up against the wall and saying, if need be we’re going to have martial law.”
Watch Alex Jones’ special comment on this issue below.
(Daily Mail) Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.
The scientific revelation of ‘rewinding’ evolution could pave the way for scientists altering DNA in the other direction and use the same process to create species better able to adapt to Earth’s climate.
Rewind evolution: The research changed the DNA of a chicken egg so the embryo developed an alligator-like snout
It has also been claimed that the breakthrough could eventually help eliminate birth defects in human children.
Arkhat Abzhanov, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, developed the chickens with snouts by cutting a square hole in the shell of a chicken egg and dropping in a small gelatinous protein bead before watching the embryo develop.
The changes allowed separate molecules on the side of the face free to grow into snouts within 14 days.
Although ethical rules prevent the eggs from bring hatched, Dr Abzhanov said he hopes to complete the work one day by turning chickens into Maniraptora.
Dr Abzhanov made the changes by analysing the ‘signalling molecules’ which control the anatomical changes in birds and other animals.
Adding protein beads to the egg which stifle the development of certain molecules also prevents the birds from growing certain features.
The revolutionary work by biologist Dr Arkhat Abzhanov could help prevent birth defects in human children
Maniraptora are small dinosaurs which it is thought spawned thousands of species of birds which exist today.
Chickens and other birds are thought to have descended from dinosaurs through a series of genetic changes.
By altering the DNA of chickens to resemble alligator genes before the beak developed, Dr Abzhanov was able to change the evolutionary path of chickens so that they grew snouts instead.
Dr Abzhanov told the New Scientist: ‘It looks exactly like a snout looks in an alligator [at this stage].’
Jack Horner, a leading paleontologist based at the University of Montana, is conducting similar work in an attempt to make a ‘chickenosaurus’ with a tail and hands similar to those of a dinosaur.
Craig Albertson, a developmental biologist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, said: ‘Abzhanov’s ‘snouted’ chicken provides a striking demonstration of just how easy it can be to provoke major evolutionary changes.
The truth has been so twisted and turned that our belief system in America has become our biggest enemy.
We believe that the stock market is an independent structure, operating within government guidelines… But when we open up government’s Institutional Fund and Pension Fund investment portfolios and asset listings, we can easily find that the stock market is owned through stock investment by government funds.
Here, for example, is what just the New York Pension system holds:
. Shares $ Market Value
NYSE Euronext 1,044,464 18,695,906
NASDAQ OMX Group Inc 539,840 10,570,067
How about the Dow Jones?
Dow Jones 201,002 7,899,379
And most importantly, the rating companies:
Moody’s Corp 1,001,702 71,581,625
Barclays plc 2,558,517 29,889,010
The moral of the story is that while we listen to the government owned media report to us that the government owned stock market is taking a nosedive because the government owned rating companies have downgraded the government owned economy of the United States, we actually believe the lie!
And that is just sad…
(Clint Richardson) A puppet show of this magnitude needs to be torn apart and examined to its core, and that is why I spent 8 months collecting this information into a movie:
The Great Pension Fund Hoax:
01:14:00 – 01:18:00 Government owns China and the Oil Companies
01:42:00 – 01:57:00 – Government owns the media, Diebold, Monsanto, General Electric, etc…
02:27:00 – 02:42:00 – Government owns the banks and rating agencies
(Jenny Hope) Every hour spent watching TV, DVDs and videos as an adult reduces life expectancy by almost 22 minutes, a study suggests.
And viewing TV for an average of six hours a day can cut short your life by five years.
The research claims that a sedentary lifestyle is as bad for health as smoking and obesity, because of the dangers posed by inactivity and the greater opportunities it offers for unhealthy eating.
Warning: Experts have suggested that every hour of watching TV shortens life expectancy by 22 minutes
The academics conducting the study set out to calculate the overall risk to life expectancy from watching television. Their research involved more than 11,000 people over the age of 25.
Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, they concluded: ‘TV viewing time may be associated with a loss of life that is comparable to other major chronic disease risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity.’
This finding is also comparable to risk factors such as smoking, with other research showing that one cigarette cuts 11 minutes off a lifespan – equivalent to half an hour of watching TV.
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day ‘increases your life expectancy by THREE YEARS’
How fatty food triggers diabetes: Scientists believe discovery paves way for Type 2 ‘cure’
Smoking is a bigger risk to women who are 25% more likely to get heart disease than men
The researchers, from the University of Queensland, used information from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study, together with population and death rate data.
But they said: ‘While we used Australian data, the effects in other industrialised and developing countries are likely to be comparable, given the typically large amounts of time spent watching TV and similarities in disease patterns.’ In the UK, the average amount of time spent watching TV is four hours a day compared with five hours in the United States.
Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies said the study confirms existing knowledge that a ‘sedentary lifestyle’ carries additional risks
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, said it was ‘biologically plausible’ that prolonged TV viewing results in disease and premature death. Other work suggests that sedentary behaviour is linked to obesity, high levels of bad blood fats and other heart disease risk factors, and more opportunities for grazing on junk foods.
Earlier this year, a separate study suggested the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, or dying prematurely, rises by as much as 20 per cent after just two hours a day in front of the box.
England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, said: ‘Physical activity offers huge benefits and these studies back what we already know – that a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks. We hope these studies will help more people realise that there are many ways to get exercise.’
Another study shows that exercising for just 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by up to three years.
It can reduce the risk of early death by 14 per cent, with each extra 15 minutes reducing all-cause death rates by 4 per cent.
Exercise also protects against cancer, although the benefits peak at 100 minutes a day, says the study in The Lancet medical journal.
It involved more than 400,000 adults taking part in a medical screening programme in Taiwan, whose progress was followed between 1996 and 2008.
The experts found that if individuals engaged in low-volume daily exercise, one in six all-cause deaths could be postponed.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026380/TV-watching-Every-hour-takes-22-minutes-life.html#ixzz1VFIegCFl
(American Dream) Are you ready for Big Brother 2.0? If you think that the hundreds of ways that the government watches, monitors, tracks and controls us now are bad, just wait until you see what is coming. We live in an age when paranoia is running wild. As technology continues to develop at an exponential pace, governments all over the globe are going to discover a multitude of new ways to spy on us and control our behavior. In a world where everyone is a “potential terrorist”, we are told that things like liberty, freedom and privacy are “luxuries” that we can no longer afford. We are assured that if we just allow the government to watch all of us and investigate all of us that somehow that will keep us all safe. But it isn’t just the government that is watching us. Now we are being taught to spy on one another and to report any trace of “suspicious activity” to the government immediately. The entire civilized world is being transformed into one giant prison grid, and many of the new technologies that are now being introduced are going to make things even worse.
The following are 10 new ways that the government will be spying on you and controlling your behavior….
#1 Are you ready for “electronic skin tattoos”? One team of researchers has created an extremely thin, extremely flexible “smart skin” that will open up a whole new world of possibilities. Wearing “skin-mounted electronics” might seem like a great idea to tech geeks, but it also could create a whole lot of new problems. The following is how an article in one UK newspaper described this new breakthrough….
The “epidermal electronic system” relies on a highly flexible electrical circuit composed of snake-like conducting channels that can bend and stretch without affecting performance. The circuit is about the size of a postage stamp, is thinner than a human hair and sticks to the skin by natural electrostatic forces rather than glue.
Yes, this kind of technology would be a great way to connect wirelessly to the Internet and it would be helpful for doctors that need to monitor their patients, but the potential for abuse is also there.
Once this type of technology becomes widespread, governments will be able to monitor the location and activities of their citizens like never before.
In addition, this type of technology could one day become mandated by governments. For example, someday you may be required to have an “electronic skin tatoo” in order to prove your identity or to participate in commerce.
Also, it is not too far of a stretch to imagine that “skin-mounted electronics” could be used to control large populations. Just remember, if you connect yourself physically to the Internet, that also means that the Internet is connected to you.
#2 According to a shocking document obtained by Oath Keepers, the FBI is now instructing store owners to report many new forms of “suspicious activity” to them. According to the document, “suspicious activity” now includes….
-paying with cash
-missing a hand or fingers
-making “extreme religious statements”
-purchasing weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
-purchasing meals ready to eat
-purchasing night vision devices, night flashlights or gas masks
According to WorldNetDaily, this document is part of a “series of brochures” that will be distributed “to farm supply stores, gun shops, military surplus stores and even hotels and motels.”
#3 The U.S. military has developed an invisible “pain ray” that is remarkably effective. The following is how a recent article posted on Alternet described this weapon….
It sounds like a weapon out of Star Wars. The Active Denial System, or ADS, works like an open-air microwave oven, projecting a focused beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets to 130 degrees. This creates an intolerable burning sensation forcing those in its path to instinctively flee (a response the Air Force dubs the “goodbye effect”).
Sadly, this weapon is already being used in American prisons. How long will it be before it is used on the general population?
#4 Be careful about what you put up on Facebook or Twitter. Law enforcement agencies all over the globe are now focusing on social media as never before. For example, the NYPD has just created a special “social media” unit dedicated to looking for criminals on Facebook and Twitter.
#5 Facial recognition technology has now come of age. With the millions of security cameras that are going up all over the world, such technology is proving to be very useful for law enforcement authorities. In fact, police in London are using it to track down people that were involved in the London riots. The following is an excerpt from a recent CBC report that described these efforts….
Facial recognition technology being considered for London’s 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain’s riots, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard’s newly updated face-matching program.
Facial recognition technology is rapidly going to become part of our everyday lives. In fact, now even Facebook is using it. Eventually it is going to become very difficult to avoid the reach of this technology.
#6 “Smart meters” are going into homes all over North America and Europe. These smart meters monitor your home every single minute of every single day and they transmit very sophisticated data about your personal behavior back to the utility company.
They are already being used by police all over the United States in drug cases. If a smart meter catches you using an “unusual” amount of energy there is a good chance that your home will be raided.
The European Parliament has set a goal of having smart meters in the homes of 80 percent of all electricity consumers by the year 2020, and Barack Obama is working very hard to get them into as many American homes as he can.
#7 Our children are being trained to accept being under surveillance almost constantly. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of U.S. public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.
#8 Perhaps you thought that only Tom Cruise had to worry about “pre-crime”. Well, now “pre-crime” is popping up in the real world too. The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place “potential offenders” in specific prevention and education programs.
#9 According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan are now using “extraction devices” to download data from the cellphones of motorists that they pull over. This is taking place even if those pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.
The following is how an article on CNET News described the capabilities of these “extraction devices”….
The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.
#10 LRAD sound cannons are already been used by law enforcement authorities to disperse large crowds inside the United States. So how much “damage” can sound do? Well, it turns out that sound can actually do a whole lot of damage. The following is how Alternet describes these cruel weapons….
The Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, built by American Technology Corporation, focuses and broadcasts sound over ranges of up to hundreds of yards. LRAD has been around for years, but Americans first took notice when police used it in Pittsburgh to ward off protesters at the 2009 G-20 summit. It is generally used in two ways: as a megaphone to order protesters to disperse; or, if they disobey, as an “ear-splitting siren” to drive them away. While LRAD may not be deadly, it can permanently damage hearing, depending on how it’s used.
LRAD sound cannons do not discriminate. When they are being used to disperse protesters, any innocent bystanders in the area will be affected as well. If anyone gets too close to an LRAD sound cannon while it is in use, permanent damage can result. Small children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Sadly, the use of LRAD sound cannons is becoming more common. In fact, they have even been used to break up college block parties.
So is this the kind of world that you want to live in?
Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a world where liberty and freedom are all but forgotten?
This world is headed toward a very dark place. These “Big Brother” technologies are going to become even more pervasive and even more oppressive. If this trend is not stopped now, someday these technologies will get into some very evil hands, and then all hell will be unleashed.
(Rick Gedeon) The sole purpose of COINTELPRO was to destroy individuals and groups perceived as threats to the status quo in the United States. COINTELPRO was “officially” ended in 1971—although it never really ended. After the 911 attacks, the government went at it again, but this time with a scared and more dumbed-down complicit public. Exactly forty-six days after the towers came crumbing down Bush signed the USA Patriot Act. This virtually eliminated restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records. What we used to consider illegal eavesdropping is now reclassified as something else — an emergency. According to an official DOJ report, the use of “emergency”, warrantless requests to ISPs for customer communications content has skyrocketed over 400% in a single year. No outrage, no accountability. The majority of people are now more concerned about how to feed their families; civil liberties will just have to take a back seat until things improve.
The inequality and oppression in America now resembles that of a third world oligarchy. The only purpose of an oligarchy is to perpetuate oligarchic rule. Hence, “change” is not a choice, lest the rulers might be held to account for their crimes. Upward mobility is no longer attainable; the days of “hard work and dedication bringing success” are over. It would be a slap in the face to say that to the more than “317,000 waiters and waitresses (over 8,000 of which have a doctoral or professional degree), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants” Americans who graduated from college. The cancer of nepotism and cronyism are the order of the day. It is mathematically impossible to hold a job while paying for exorbitant college tuition, unless of course you come from the fast-shrinking upper-middle class.
The majority of voters voted for Obama in 2008 because they wanted change. The word “change” did resonate in the hearts of Americans, but, unfortunately, the people were once again bamboozled. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Voting appears to be the least viable solution; the more productive path is to organize locally. The following list of books contains sources not often cited by mainstream media . . . and there is a reason for that. These books promote critical thinking, revisit the coverups of history, and promote individual empowerment. They should be read widely in order to raise awareness of the situation facing America today, so that we can take back what has been taken from us.
The descriptions of each book are generally sourced from their product sales points, and have been edited for brevity. In some cases where official product descriptions were not available, a summary of important points is offered. Each title is an embedded link where the book can be purchased.
These are the books that have been most instrumental in my research. I would love to learn what books you have found to be most helpful. Please share your thoughts and suggestions with others in the comments section below.
21. Propaganda, Edward Bernays
Media control and propaganda is how the rest of what is contained in the books that follows is ever made possible. Without belief in the orchestrated events of history, the tactics employed by the ruling elite could never work. This is an essential place to start to learn how human perception is altered so that a false reality can be created and accepted. Or, as Bernays himself said, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”
20. Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice
High-tech spy gadgets, mind-reading machines, emerging artificial intelligence systems, and government projects seem as if they came right out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Mark Dice illustrates how what was once considered fiction has now become reality. Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine. Learn about mind reading machines, cybernetic organisms, neural interfaces, and more.
19. What I Saw That Day Israel’s June 8 1967 Holocaust of US Servicemen Aboard the USS LIBERTY and its Aftermath, Phillip Tourney
Personal eyewitness testimony of Phil Tourney, US Navy Petty Officer concerning Israel’s 2 hour attack upon his ship USS LIBERTY on June 8, 1967 and the following cover-up by the US government.
18. The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope, Sheriff Richard Mack
Sheriff Mack’s latest book covers decades of research to prove once and for all that the sheriffs in this country are indeed the ultimate law authority in their respective jurisdictions. The sheriff absolutely has the power and responsiblity to defend his citizens against all enemies, including those from our own Federal Government.
17. Corporatism: The Secret Government of the New World Order, Jeffrey Grupp
Corporations control all basic resources of the world, all the governments and institutions, and prevent us from solving humanity’s problems. Their New World Order plan is the global ‘prison planet’ that Hitler was aiming for.
16. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins
An extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations. Perkins writes about the Enron-style of cooking the books to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn’t afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies.
15. JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy (Second Edition), L. Fletcher Prouty
Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as ‘X,’ offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stone’s controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy’s death was a coup d’etat, and he backs this belief up with his knowledge of the security arrangements at Dallas and other tidbits that only a CIA insider would know.
14. Where Did the Towers Go? Evidence of Directed Free-energy Technology on 9/11, Judy Wood and Eric Larsen
This book is a forensic analysis of what effectively is a crime scene. Ground Zero and the surrounding areas were photographed countless thousands of times, yet no one really assessed all of the phenomena found in these photographs. What is presented in this book is not a theory and it is not speculation. It is evidence. It is the body of empirical evidence that must be explained in order to determine what happened at Ground Zero.
13. Tragedy and Hope, Carroll Quigley
1,359 pages of details about how the New World Order really works. A confession from one of the architects of the power elite and the structures they use to divide and conquer the planet.
12. None Dare Call it Conspiracy, Gary Allen
This is the counterpart to Quigley’s tome. At just 197 pages, Gary Allen distills the machinations of the political, banking, and elite think tanks into the most concise book ever written about how it is possible for a small group of puppet masters to direct world events and control entire populations.
11. American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone, James H. Fetzer
Senator Paul Wellstone was, “the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate.” In Senate Race 2002, the White House made defeating Wellstone priority #1. Karl Rove hand-picked arch Republican Norm Coleman to run against him. Despite massive funding, Coleman was trailing the popular Wellstone two weeks before election day. Then, tragedy struck. Ph.D. Professors James Fetzer and Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs present the harrowing truth. The weather didn’t bring down Senator Wellstone’s plane.
10. New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, John Seymour
Packed with comprehensive information on all the practicals, from ploughing fields to milking cows, as well as new information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy. This full-colour edition of the illustrated classic is an engrossing read and a wonderful handbook for realists and dreamers alike.
9. Human Race Get Off Your Knees, David Icke
The manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality are continually taken to the highest levels by David Icke. Very few researchers are willing to walk the paths David has. In this book, he brings back even more new startling information about the destiny of mankind.
8. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions, David Ray Griffin
Everyone who cares about the fate of American democracy will want to know something about what the pages of the report actually say. The Commission’s account, by popular reckoning, has made an impression with its heft, its footnotes, its portrayal of the confusion of that sobering day, its detail, its narrative finesse. Yet under the magnifying glass of David Ray Griffin, eminent theologian and author of The New Pearl Harbor, the report appears much shabbier. In fact, there are holes in the places where detail ought to be thickest. Griffin’s critique of the Kean-Zelikow report makes clear that our nation’s highest leaders have told tales that wear extremely thin when held up to the light of other eyewitness reports, research, and the dictates of common sense.
7. 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, Jesse Ventura
The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura. Ventura proves it beyond any doubt with this incredible collection of actual government documents, including previously classified papers that were brought into the public domain by WikiLeaks. He scours through this treasure trove of documents to bring to light how we’ve been duped into wars we shouldn’t be fighting, lied to about intelligence, fed hogwash about terrorism, and tricked into losing more and more of our civil liberties. In addition to providing original government data, Ventura explains what it really means.
6. Stranger Than Fiction, Albert D. Pastore
The true story behind 9-11, delivered by a meticulous researcher. . . “Every news story about 9-11 that is contained in this book is true and easily verifiable,” states author, Dr. Albert D. Pastore [a penname]. “My investigation represents 12 months of careful study, painstaking research, detailed analysis, source verification and logical deduction.
5. 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, First Edition, Webster Griffin Tarpley
The thesis of Webster Tarpley’s book has been enthusiastically received with its working model of the 9/11 plot – a rogue network of moles, patsies, and a commando cell in the privatised intelligence services, backed by corrupt political and corporate media elites. Buttressed by historical examples like the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the Gunpowder Plot, this model makes it clear how such a monstrous false-flag or self-terror exploit is possible even under a largely benign government.
4. Snitch Culture: How Citizens are Turned into the Eyes and Ears of the State, Jim Redden
In this alarming exposé, investigative journalist Jim Redden examines how snooping has become so much a part of American culture that it is practically a family value, encouraged on billboards, television, and even in classrooms. From employees hired to spy on their coworkers to doctors forced to disclose medical information, the U.S. has developed a chilling network for monitoring its citizens. Worst of all, the information gathered – and widely disseminated – is often unreliable, solicited from paid and anonymous informants. This book was written in 2000 and is even more disturbing to witness in hindsight all that has come to pass both domestically and abroad as the War on Terror has been given carte blanche to use any means necessary to expand the power of the State. A citizen spy network is the hallmark of tyranny and Redden’s book concisely presents its evolution even within democratic countries.
3. The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, G. Edward Griffin
This is the classic exposé of the Fed that has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician’s secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You’ll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it’s all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read.
2. War at Home: Covert action against U.S. activists and what we can do about it, Brian Glick
This book was written in 1989 is provides thorough coverage and analysis of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program which targeted political activists. Beyond the program itself is the cultural analysis which is more important than ever, as COINTELPRO 2.0 has been launched in the wake of the War on Terror. The methods used abroad in counterintelligence have come home to roost. The plan for what activists can do to protect themselves is more valuable than ever.
1. Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
Iraq Veterans Against the War
“The only way this war is going to end is if the American people truly understand what we have done in their name.”—Kelly Dougherty, executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War. In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq Veterans Against the War argues that well-publicized incidents of American brutality like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of an entire family of Iraqis in the town of Haditha are not the isolated incidents perpetrated by “a few bad apples,” as many politicians and military leaders have claimed. They are part of a pattern, the group says, of “an increasingly bloody occupation.” If we are ever to restore sanity to our foreign policy, we must have all of the facts. Empire America is bankrupting its citizens and leaving a legacy of shame. This is the single most important book in stripping away the naive and innocent version of war that the mainstream media fosters at the behest of the American government.
Please don’t forget to leave your favorite book in the comments section below and help others to wake up.
Rick Gedeon is graduate from USAF Air University, amateur historian, and anti-imperial/anti-police brutality activist. Rick Gedeon has traveled extensively throughout the US and Asia. A political marketer, routinely bringing together and forging alliances with different political organizations that share similar goals. He considers himself a Political Atheist and sympathizes with many Libertarian causes. He can be reached at [email protected]
(Oliver Lee) Oh, Monsanto, you sly dog. You keep trying to make us believe you are “committed to sustainable agriculture” with your canny advertisments on American Public Media, even as you force-feed farmers your lab-grown Frankenseeds that expire every year (which are, let’s be honest, opposite of sustainable).
But we shouldn’t be surprised by the mixed message, should we? After all, you’ve been doing this for decades. With long-running corporate sponsorships, like Disney’s Tomorrowland, building reserves of goodwill as you spray us with DDT, it’s clear you’re entitled to send out products into the world with nary an environmental or health concern—just as long as you spend a bit of that hard-earned cash convincing us otherwise.
On that note, let’s take a quick look at some of the biotech giant’s most dubious contributions to society over their past century in business.
Monsanto burst onto the scene in 1901 with the artificial sweetener saccharin, which it sold to Coca-Cola and canned food companies as a sugar replacement.
Sweet, low, and according to the FDA, no longer carcinogenic. (Photo: costco.com)
But as early as 1907, the health effects of the sweetener were being questioned by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists.
“Everyone who ate that sweet [canned] corn was deceived,” said Harvey Wiley, the first commissioner of the FDA. “He thought he was eating sugar, when in point of fact he was eating a coal tar product totally devoid of food value and extremely injurious to health.”
After enjoying decades of unfettered consumption, the sweetener was slapped with a warning label in the ’70s when it was found to cause cancer in lab rats.
A subsequent three-decade effort by Monsanto to reverse the decision finally won out in 2001. After all, how could a product derived from coal tar not be safe for consumption?
By the ’40s, Monsanto had moved on to oil-based plastics, including polystyrene foam (also known as styrofoam).
This cup will be still be here in a thousand years. (Photo: nationalaquarium.wordpress.com)
As most of us are aware by now, polystyrene foam is an environmental disaster. Not only is there nothing out there that biodegrades it, it breaks off into tiny pieces that choke animals, harm marine life, and release cancer-causing benzene into the environment for a thousand years or more.
“Polystyrene foam products rely on nonrenewable sources for production, are nearly indestructible and leave a legacy of pollution on our urban and natural environments,” said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin in 2007. “If McDonald’s could see the light and phase out polystyrene foam more than a decade ago, it’s about time San Francisco got with the program.”
Despite the ovewhelming evidence against it, the noxious containers are still pervasive elsewhere around the country. Amazingly, they were even voted to be reintroduced into House cafeterias by Republicans earlier this year.
3) Agent Orange
First developed as an herbicide and defoliant, Agent Orange was used infamously as a military weapon by the U.S. Army during Vietnam to remove the dense foliage of the jungle canopy.
This is what Agent Orange exposure looks like. (Photo: wikipedia commons)
In the process, they dumped over 12 million gallons of the potent chemical cocktail—described by Yale biologist Arthur Galston as “perhaps the most toxic molecule ever synthesized by man”—over towns, farms, and water supplies during a nine-year period.
“When [military scientists] initiated the herbicide program in the 1960s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide. . .,” said Dr. James R. Clary, a former government scientist with the Chemical Weapons Branch. “However, because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy,’ none of us were overly concerned.”
According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that lack of concern led to 4.8 million exposures to the herbicide, along with 400,000 deaths and disfigurements and 500,000 babies born with birth defects.
4) Bovine Growth Hormone
Did you know the United States is the only developed nation that permits the sale of milk from cows given artificial growth hormones?
Nothing like the taste of hormones in the morning. (Photo: bigteaparty.com)
With the lone exception of Brazil, the rest of the developed world—including all 27 countries of the European Union, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—has banned growth hormone use in milk destined for human consumption.
Why all the lact-haters? Milk derived from hormone-injected cows shows higher levels of cancer-causing hormones and lower nutritional value, leading even the most stubborn U.S. courts to rule in favor of separate labels for hormone-free milk.
“The milk we drink today is quite unlike the milk our ancestors were drinking without apparent harm for 2,000 years,” said Harvard scientist Ganmaa Davaasambuu. “The milk we drink today may not be nature’s perfect food.”
According to the Center for Food Safety, thanks to increased consumer demand (and certain movies), approximately 60 percent of milk in the U.S. is rBST-free today.
5) Genetically-Modified Seeds
Not content to do mere incidental damage to the environment, Monsanto decided to get to the root of the matter in the ’80s: seeds.
Just remember: We are what we eat. (Photo: deminvest.wordpress.com)
But with much fuss being made over the company’s aggressive scare tactics and rampant mass-patenting, the biotech giant has, true to form, fought back with a multimillion-dollar marketing and advertising campaign featuring smiling children and making outlandish claims that “biotech foods could help end world hunger.”
“Unless I’m missing something,” wrote Michael Pollan in The New York Times Magazine, “the aim of this audacious new advertising campaign is to impale people like me—well-off first-worlders dubious about genetically engineered food—on the horns of a moral dilemma…If we don’t get over our queasiness about eating genetically modified food, kids in the Third World will go blind.”
What’s clear is that no matter what its justification, Monsanto is a) never giving away all these seeds for free; and b) rendering them sterile so that farmers need to re-up every year, making it difficult to believe that the company could possibly have the planet’s best intentions at heart.
“By peddling suicide seeds, the biotechnology multinationals will lock the world’s poorest farmers into a new form of genetic serfdom,” says Emma Must of the World Development Movement. “Currently 80 percent of crops in developing countries are grown using farm-saved seed.”
“Being unable to save seeds from sterile crops could mean the difference between surviving and going under.”
(Byron Richards) On July 29, 2011 the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health sounded the population alarm bell in the international science journal, Science, advocating for international contraception efforts to be funded by wealthy countries.
On August 1, 2011 the Obama administration announced its plan to force health insurers, beginning in 2013, to pay for “free” birth control for all U.S. women, including free birth control pills, morning after pills, sterilization, and any other “FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling.”
Americans should understand that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is well-versed in eugenics theory, as both of her elite psychiatrist parents have headed the American Eugenics Society.
We are rapidly moving toward the time when government bureaucrats issue regulations to determine which fetuses, at five weeks of age, are genetically fit enough to be born.
A Brief History of Eugenics
The goal of eugenics is to utilize science to improve the genetic composition of a population. The elite eugenics ruling class is terrified of rapid population growth in “undesirable genetic stock.”
Their efforts are focused on controlling rapid population growth in developing countries, such as African nations, and in minority groups in the United States and other developed countries.
The “scientific” theory of eugenics originated in the 19th century with the works of Charles Darwin and others. Its theory was adopted as a core principle of genetic research by The Rockefeller University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and others at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was openly promoted and discussed for the first four decades of the 20th century. It even gained a supportive Supreme Court ruling in 1927 which allowed for sterilization of mental health patients. Moreover, American eugenics-oriented psychiatrists continued to force sterilization on mental health patients into the 1970s.
Beginning in 1910 and ending in 1944, a massive database of genetic information on Americans and related eugenics articles were collected in a Rockefeller and Carnegie-funded data repository known as the Eugenics Record Office.
WWII sent the public face and target of eugenics to scurry for cover as Hitler applied the theory to the Jews, giving the eugenics movement a major black eye. However, behind the scenes, American psychiatrists, German psychiatrists, and the heads of Rockefeller maintained their close working relationships.
At the conclusion of WWII, the Rockefellers allotted land in New York City to house the United Nations (UN), an organization founded on the core beliefs of the elite eugenics thinkers.
A wealthy Rockefeller family friend, England’s Sir Julian Huxley, led the eugenics movement in England. Upon setting up the United Nations, Huxley became the first Director-General of the United Nation’s human-rights organization, UNESCO. In his 1946 sixty-page document titled, “UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy,” he states:
The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background…its education program can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to world organization…Political unifications in some sort of world government will be required…
Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible [thanks to Hitler], it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenics problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.
Click here to watch a documentary on eugenics.
The Modern Packaging of Eugenics
A seismic shift is now occurring in the forces that will control health care in the United States and around the world. It is a shift in power away from the World Health Organization (WHO) and into a new alliance of wealthy governments (the G8), United Nations groups, and elite international non-governmental power brokers such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
American taxpayers should be alarmed. This means that tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars for “humanitarian” foreign aide is being spent on objectives never approved by Congress. Americans should pay attention when Bill Gates makes very public proclamations about the need to reduce the surplus population.
In February of 2010, Bill Gates explained that there are just too many humans, as a key mathematical variable, involved in CO2 and global warming. He thinks that a global effort on population control, utilizing vaccines and birth control, can reduce the projected African population by one billion people in year 2050.
This requires many tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to accomplish. The short version or long version of his speech is available to view on YouTube.
His theory that overpopulation is a primary source for the cause of global warming has also been presented in a 2009 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate.” UNFPA is an example of a United Nations group that is helping to coordinate the spending of billions in U.S. taxpayer funds to accomplish the global elitist eugenics agenda.
Bill Gates is not your traditional elitist, born into a family of wealth and privilege. His wealth bought him entry into the elite club. Born in 1915, David Rockefeller Sr., is the oldest living patriarch of the Rockefeller Empire and the undeniable kingpin in this arena. And he is not trying to keep his life’s work a secret any longer.
In his 2002 autobiography, Memoirs, he sets the record straight, responding to all of those who have claimed he is working to manipulate governments to create a New World Order. He states, “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions.
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
In a 2008 lecture he states, “Unless nations agree to work together to tackle these cross border challenges posed by population growth, overconsumption of resources, and environmental degradation, the prospects for a decent life on our planet will be threatened.” Rockefeller tries to place a “socially acceptable” spin on the need for eugenics in modern times. Click here to watch his calculated explanation.
A key strategy of the eugenics movement is to package it, publicizing seemingly helpful changes that, to most people, would appear to be advantageous. The PR spin is all about helping the poor, fighting disease, solving the oppression and inequality of women, improving women’s health, and reducing childhood mortality, etc.
It is a masterful cult in action, enlisting the help of many unwitting people by getting them to believe they are contributing to worthwhile objectives. Like any cult, once you get past the slick marketing and PR façade, evil stench is lurking.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s Family Eugenics Tradition
One of the leading scientific thinkers on the subject of eugenics in the second half of the 20th century is FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s father, psychiatrist David Hamburg, as well as her psychiatrist mother Beatrix Hamburg.
David Hamburg has had a major impact on U.S. government domestic public health as well as international public health and politics. He has been head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 1975 to 1980, member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board during the Clinton era, member of president Clinton’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations—to name just a few of his involvements.
Omitted from his official bio is his role as director from 1989 to 1991 at the American Eugenics Society (renamed the Society for the Study of Social Biology, SSSB). His wife, Beatrix, served as director in 1983 and as vice president from 1984 to 1990.
Much of David Hamburg’s work has been funded as a result of his role as President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1982 to 1997, where he retains the title, President Emeritus. The consortium of entities under the Rockefeller and Carnegie banners do many things to accomplish the political and social structure to facilitate a New World Order.
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This has included significant national and global financial support for eugenics and programs that promote eugenics philosophy.
David Hamburg’s early training in genetics and psychiatry exposed him to the eugenics theory of his time. In a 1979 speech to the American Public Health Association, he emphasized, as head of NIH, the need to reduce population as part of preventive health. He declared, “The adverse effects of exceedingly rapid population growth are not only those affecting health, but also education, economic development, resource depletion, pollution, conflict and violence.
Thus, in an increasingly independent world, the technically advanced nations cannot afford to overlook these problems which are so burdensome for most of the less developed countries. This involves biomedical and behavioral sciences, in international collaborative efforts. Some promising lines of inquiry deserve consideration here…to make possible an array of contraceptive techniques and relate these to cultural preferences with respect to acceptability. A practical approach to pregnancy interruption is emerging.”
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is quite proud of her parents, and her record as New York City Health Commissioner shows she is on the same page as Mom and Dad. When Margaret Hamburg joined her parents in 1994 as one of the all-time youngest members of NIH, she said, “There was a sense of real fun that the father-mother-daughter constellation had been formed.”
Understanding the Scope of the “Free” Birth Control Services
The August 1, 2011 United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy declaration will mandate significant costs to the health care system, as part of implementing Obama’s new health care plan. This policy focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancies.
This health care regulation is based on recommendations provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a July 19, 2011 report entitled “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps,” which says that 49 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unwanted.
The implementation of this policy will rely on this report, so it is interesting uncovering the details of the recommendations that are not being made widely public. The FDA will be the final decision maker as to what these services comprise. Revealed below are direct quotes from the report.
Family planning services that are provided to prevent unintended pregnancies include contraception (i.e., all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices, sterilization procedures) as well as patient education and counseling…unintended pregnancy is more likely among women who are ages 18 to 24 years and unmarried, who have a low income, who are not high school graduates, and who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group.
A recent systematic literature review found significantly increased odds of preterm birth and low birth weight among unintended pregnancies ending in live births compared with pregnancies that were intended…The IOM Committee on Women’s Health Research recently identified unintended pregnancy to be a health condition…all pregnancies should be intended.
A wide array of safe and highly effective FDA-approved methods of contraception is available, including barrier methods, hormonal methods, emergency contraception, and implanted devices; sterilization is also available for women and for men (FDA, 2010)… The most common contraceptive methods used in the United States are the oral contraceptive pill and female sterilization. It is thought that greater use of long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods—including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants that require less action by the woman and therefore have lower use failure rates—might help further reduce unintended pregnancy rates.
Cost barriers to use of the most effective contraceptive methods are important because long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods and sterilization have high up-front costs…The elimination of cost sharing for contraception therefore could greatly increase its use, including use of the more effective and longer-acting methods, especially among poor and low-income women most at risk for unintended pregnancy.
The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.
According to the report, an unintended pregnancy is now a newly defined disease to be eradicated, hopefully by costly preventive intervention. Such interventions include use of a eugenic movement favorite—sterilization.
It should be noted that the term “sterilization” was omitted from the HHS press release and is only clearly explained in the full IOM report, made inaccessible by requiring logging in before the report can be downloaded and viewed. This deception by HHS is intentional, meaning it intends to diminish the number of people that will spend time trying to understand what health insurance plans we will now be required to cover.
Abortion as a solution to an unwanted pregnancy is not mentioned in this IOM report for political reasons. However, since an unwanted pregnancy is now being defined as an adverse health condition, the implication is obvious for those acting on these guidelines. While funding for abortion would not be covered by the scope of this HHS regulatory policy, naming unwanted pregnancy as a health condition sets the stage for this to be the next step.
The health complications potentially arising from pre-term births, including adverse epigenetic programming and future disease, are a legitimate health issue. I would address this issue by improving the nutritional status of these mothers, while if needed, providing a social safety net, allowing them to live in a less stressful environment.
No effort has been made by the HHS or even suggested in the IOM report to, rather, focus efforts on creating a set of stable circumstances for women so they actually desire the child they are carrying—thereby ethically wiping out the “new disease” of unwanted pregnancy.
New Gene Technology Soon to Bring Eugenics to the Front and Center
Rapid advancement in gene technology will for the first time allow for non-risky genetic testing of fetal DNA within five weeks of conception. This groundbreaking genetic testing will utilize unique fetal cells from the bloodstream of the mother. While this is an enormous leap forward in technology and has some legitimate value, it reopens the eugenics Pandora’s box.
This testing is a dream come true for the eugenics movement. It will stimulate an impassioned social debate about who should be allowed to be born at all and who should make this decision.
The FDA will be intimately involved in all regulations relating to this new technology and how it is controlled. This is an emerging market with legal and financial implications that are actively being debated by stakeholders and the FDA. The emerging industry wants to develop at-home consumer testing for many of these new genetic testing tools.
Doctors want to monopolize on providing the tests as a new profit center. And public health officials, such as those at the FDA, are trying to figure out how this highly lucrative technology should be regulated.
The day of genetic counseling is coming, with parents being presented with a wide-variety of data about their unborn child’s health status, future health risks, and even personality. And expect that the government will want full access to the testing results. What will be the slant on any counseling given with such services?
Who will be forced to have an abortion and who will regulate under what circumstances a woman may have an abortion? Will taxpayers and insurance companies have to foot the bill? Only time will tell.
Do you trust FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to make these decisions? Do you trust her to set up the regulations, ultimately determining who should be born?
United States Health Care Now Reflects the Globalist Agenda
It is fascinating that the Obama administration has endorsed an IOM report that says all pregnancies should be wanted and that an unwanted pregnancy is a medical health condition.
The belief that all pregnancies should be wanted is a major tenant of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which as stated earlier is a group bent on the eugenics goal of reducing world population. Funding to UNFPA was cut off by Reagan and both Bush presidents, due to their controversial role in using U.S. taxpayer funds to implement abortion and sterilization. UNFPA funding was restored in 2009 by President Obama.
The new HHS regulatory mandate, defining what must now be covered for “free” by health insurers, goes far beyond the issue of birth control services. The following categories are listed to be covered by health insurers:
1) well-woman visits;
2) screening for gestational diabetes;
3) human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
4) sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
5) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
6) FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
7) breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
8) domestic violence screening and counseling.
These issues, one for one, are top priority issues of the United Nations Population Fund, intended to be delivered as “free” healthcare services to women around the globe. UNFPA is in a mad dash to meet 2015 international deadlines for health implementation regarding especially maternal health and reproductive health, as defined by a set of international healthcare objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNFPA has been sounding the alarm that governments are moving too slowly to accomplish their globalist health plan. This plea for action was culminated during a UN meeting in New York this past April called the “Commission on Population and Development.” At this meeting abortion groups actively participated in the meetings and hosting panels. This meeting ended with a policy statement designed to influence the immediate actions of the United States.
President Obama has long promoted spending 50 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars per year to accomplish these Millennium Development Goals, which are spearheaded by UNFPA. It is not surprising that he is now marching lockstep with this globalist plan, responding to their urgent plea for governments to speed up their efforts with the IOM study and the resulting HHS regulatory declaration on August 1, 2011.
Americans should understand that under these international influences we are expected to pay for these “free” health services for all women both nationally and internationally. On the national level this is being accomplished through the new HHS regulations.
Health care premiums for everyone will rise to cover these costs (a form of regulatory taxation and redistribution of wealth). Additionally, direct taxpayer contributions will go to cover government spending on its Medicare and Medicaid requirements to cover these services. Furthermore, tens of billions of U.S. dollars in foreign aide goes directly into UNFPA and related groups.
This is taxpayer money that is being used to fund this agenda and the international delivery of health care services for the world. UNFPA is one group advocating for reduced global population.
The fact that these efforts are directly associated with a massive effort to reduce world population, a key theme of the eugenics movement, should be clearly understood by all Americans. The slick repackaging of the eugenics movement is now in high gear, is well-funded by U.S. taxpayers, and is the leading-edge movement, stripping the United States of its sovereignty and forcing Americans to comply with an international set of priorities and regulations.
The FDA will be used as the regulatory bully that enforces compliance. This comes naturally to the FDA, which has a long history of using force against any competition to suit whatever its priorities happen to be. In this emerging New World Order power structure, the FDA is drastically expanding its reach and will be called on to be an international regulatory authority.
Americans need to wake up and understand what is going on. Since it is now obvious to the world that our country is broke, it is the perfect time to stop the elite globalist movement from moving forward. We need to move to cut off funding to the international health care movement and the new HHS birth control regulations—we simply cannot afford them.
It is time to flood Congress with objections to these eugenics-promoting initiatives and save our country and the rest of the world from the immense pain and harm of this societal experiment.
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THESE ARE EUGENICISTS PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND THEY MUST BE STOPPED! Contact your local Congressman, start a petition, print this article out and give it to your neighbors, start your own blog or radio show, do whatever you possibly can to get the word out! Our families are under attack.
(afp) A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.
The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.
“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.”
The patch could be used instead of bulky electrodes to monitor brain, heart and muscle tissue activity and when placed on the throat it allowed users to operate a voice-activated video game with better than 90 percent accuracy.
“This type of device might provide utility for those who suffer from certain diseases of the larynx,” said Rogers. “It could also form the basis of a sub-vocal communication capability, suitable for covert or other uses.”
The wireless device is nearly weightless and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or by picking up stray or transmitted electromagnetic radiation, the study said.
Less than 50-microns thick — slightly thinner than a human hair — the devices are able to adhere to the skin without glue or sticky material.
“Forces called van der Waals interactions dominate the adhesion at the molecular level, so the electronic tattoos adhere to the skin without any glues and stay in place for hours,” said the study.
Northwestern University engineer Yonggang Huang said the patch was “as soft as the human skin.”
Rogers and Huang have been working together on the technology for the past six years. They have already designed flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors and are now focused on adding battery power and other energy options.
The devices might find future uses in patients with sleep apnea, babies who need neonatal care and for making electronic bandages to help skin heal from wounds and burns.
(Mr. Average) There has risen a new and extremely dangerous terrorist organization that has the ability to destroy America. It can increase our unemployment to the point that sparked riots in Great Britain. It can destroy our financial standing in the world.
It has and can again stagnate our country. Vice President Joe Biden has named them for what they are…..the Republican Party.
Parallels exist between Al Qaeda and the Republican Party. One does the bidding for Allah and the other does its bidding for the corporate gods and the super wealthy. Both consider that collateral damage of people is just part of promoting its agenda. The Republican Party wants to only cut spending, putting more citizens out of work, and at the same time cutting benefits for the unemployed that they displaced. But they defend vehemently the coffers of the entities that they idolize.
This puts us directly in the path of following the road to riots that have paralyzed London and Manchester this week. They have plenty of followers, citizens that do not think but only follow. They will also be the recipients of collateral damage as they are neither rich. The followers watch only one news cable channel that spouts poison from this new terrorist group and only use that one “news” source and instead of seeing what other newsworthy outlets such as the BBC offer.
This group has been solely responsible for the lowering of our rating by S&P. As in the past the debt limit should have been raised without debate. But this terrorist group had threatened to bring us into default if it didn’t get its way. This is a similar tactic of Al Qaeda. My fear is that we are already a Second World country. The Republican Party has much support from its uninformed followers and may rule this country in the next election. God help us as we will surely descend into the Third World.
(Frances Romero )Although Sesame Street’s creators have never said the two characters are gay, viewers have long speculated that roommates Bert and Ernie are more than just friends.
Perhaps a new petition, started by Illinois resident Lair Scott, was prompted by the changing tide in the U.S.: in June, New York became the sixth — and largest — state to legalize same-sex marriage. Or maybe people just want Sesame Street to continue with its progressive message, which has seen the show deal with the sensitive topics of race, death and self-acceptance. Some people might think that if Archie Comics can introduce its first gay character, then Sesame Street, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, should certainly let its two “gayest” characters marry.
(MORE: Top 10 Sesame Street Moments)
Opponents of the petition say that having Bert and Ernie marry all of a sudden could confuse children who may never have caught on to the rumors. Would children then think that men who live together must be gay? Other critics say the move would be too political for a children’s program, because these are in fact Muppets we’re talking about — none of which are married or even in romantic relationships. The show is, after all, supposed to be about ABCs and 123s. But in the past, Sesame Street has introduced a Latina Muppet as well as an HIV-positive Muppet, so producers aren’t exactly ignoring cultural shifts.
(LIST: Top 10 Celebrity Sesame Street Songs)
Scott, the petition creator, believes that allowing the characters to marry or introducing a transgender character could help bullied and struggling LGBT kids “know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living.” So far, more than 700 other people agree.
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/10/petition-calls-for-sesame-streets-bert-and-ernie-to-be-married/#ixzz1UjTh1TNv
( Mark Koba) London is reeling from three nights of rioting that’s poured hundreds of people into the streets, leaving several local neighborhoods in shambles. One man is dead, dozens injured and arrested.
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Two police cars and a large number of buildings were on Saturday set ablaze in north London following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. The patrol cars were torched as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham.
The protests have now spread to other cities, with violence reported in parts of Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol.
Great Britain and other parts of the world are experiencing unrest at a time of global economic uncertainty and stock market volatility.
Here’s a look at what’s happening around the world and how economic downturns are bringing protestors into the streets.
Police in London say the violence began during a vigil for a man, Mark Duggan, who’d been killed by police. However, those on the streets say what’s happening goes beyond one man’s death.
In late June, half the public schools in Britain where closed by a massive protest over public pensions cuts, including three major teachers’ unions, customs and immigration officers, and air traffic controllers. Some 750,000 people took part in the protest.
London’s press has reported that discontent has been simmering among Britain’s urban poor for years, in neighborhoods like Tottenham, where the riots started.
But as one man told NBC News about an economic protest two months ago, “There was not a word in the press about our protests. Last night (Saturday) a bit of rioting and looting and now look around you.”
In response to the violence, Prime Minister David Cameron has said law and order will prevail in Great Britain and he’s doubled the amount of police officers in the streets and instituted curfews for young adults.
Cameron’s conservative government is under fire for spending cuts to social programs in order to help reduce the country’s debt. Among those hit the hardest are large numbers of minority youths who have been at the forefront of the unrest.
Some 250,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday over the rising cost of living. Demonstrations actually began last month when a few people set up tents in an expensive part of Tel Aviv to protest rising property prices.
The protests have moved to other cities in Israel, where some 50,000 people rallied.
The demonstrations have turned into a major challenge for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Polls released last week show his approval ratings have dropped while support for the protesters is high.
Netanyahu has announced a series of reforms including freeing up land for construction and offering tax breaks. But the reforms have only increased anger in the streets, according to reports.
Here are some of the demands from protestors, according to Reuters:
Increase personal tax brackets for top earners
Enshrine the right to housing in the law; introduce rent controls; boost mortgage relief
Stop further privatization of things such as health facilities
Provide free education for all from the age of three months
Raise the minimum wage to 50 percent of the average wage
Spain, Greece , Portugal
All three of these European Union nations have experienced protests and rioting in reaction to government austerity programs and bad economic conditions.
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Demonstrators shout slogans against government’s recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.
In late June, riots broke out in Athens and other parts of Greece as the country’s parliament voted to approve severe cutbacks in government spending.
Dozens were hurt and businesses destroyed as police battled rioters with tear gas and night sticks.
Greek lawmakers made the cuts in order to receive more bailout money from the International Monetary Fund and European Union—or run the risk of defaulting on their debts.
In Spain, thousands of people turned out in late May to protest the country’s 21 percent unemployment rate.
They also demonstrated against government corruption and austerity measures to reign in the country’s debt. Hundreds of people set up tents in a Madrid square and spent a week there in protest.
Portugal saw massive strikes and protests last March in response to government spending cuts. At least 200,000 people gathered in Lisbon.
Thousand of workers took to the streets throughout the country in May of this year to march for higher pay. They demanded better wages in light of rising inflation, including higher oil prices.
They called on the government of President Benigno Aquino III to do more to help protect jobs.
In reaction, the government held job fairs as hundreds of workers have been laid off as the economy slumps. Workers say that effort has fallen far short of what they want.
Nearly 1,000 cab drivers in eastern China blocked traffic and protested on Aug. 1 over rising fuel costs. It was the latest sign of discontent about the country’s surging inflation.
Inflation is hitting China hard, with food prices recently increasing 12 percent. Many Chinese officials are reported concerned that inflation, along with rising property prices, could lead to even more unrest.
This past June, thousands of workers battled for three days with police in the capital city of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. They were protesting declining living standards.
The recent protests can be traced back to February of this year, in what was an attempt to copy the Arab Spring uprising. That’s when calls through Chinese social networks were sent out for an uprising in several local cities.
However, reports say the turnout was small in comparison to the enormous police presence and there were more clashes between journalists and officials than demonstrators.
In another legacy from the Arab Spring, protests and riots in Syria against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad have been going on for five months.
Reports say at least 1,600 people have been killed by government forces.
The demonstrations are a combination of calls for economic as well as political changes. Assad’s government has promised a package of reforms including higher wages, letting political parties exist, easing restrictions on the media, and a new anti-corruption drive. But so far, none of the measures has been set in place.
Last week Assad sent troops and tanks to quell the mostly Sunni Muslim city of Hama in central Syria, and the army launched a similar assault on Sunday against Deir al-Zor.
Syria has cracked down with deadly force on protests in the past. In 1982 then-president Hafez al Assad—the father of Bashar al-Assad—sent troops into the Syrian town of Hama, killing between 10,000 and 40,000 people.
Syria’s Arab neighbors as well as the United States have called for Assad to step down. He’s ruled Syria for the past 11 years after succeeding his father. Assad says he has no intention of giving up his post as president.
(David Icke) As I travel around America it is clear that this country is on the brink of an economic catastrophe the like of which it has never seen. And, of course, it is not alone. A similar story can be told around the world.
The foreclosure figures are fantastic as families and others lose their homes through no fault of their own on a scale that, according to current projections, is destined to become a tidal wave.
The credit explosion was orchestrated through Illuminati agents and Satanists like Alan Greenspan, who represents the interests of the Illuminati’s Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and other far more exclusive and sinister secret societies.
Greenspan was the long-time head of the privately-owned ‘US central bank’, the Federal Reserve. Once his policies had manipulated as much personal and commercial debt as possible the plug was pulled on the system to trigger what is designed to be global economic meltdown.
Greenspan, who led ‘the Fed’ under Reagan, Father Bush, Clinton and Boy Bush, operates at a deeper level within the Illuminati network than most of their public figures, and I was told by a former Satanist, an unofficial offspring of the Rothschild family, how he remembered Greenspan at sacrifice rituals he attended:
‘I can recall the Rockefellers and the Bushes attending rituals, but never having the supremacy to lead them. I still regard them as lackeys and not real brokers of occult power. Except for Alan Greenspan, most of these fellows were camp followers in the occult, primarily for the economic power and prestige. Greenspan, I recall, was a person of tremendous spiritual, occult power and could make the Bushes and the younger Rockefellers cower with just a glance.’
This, then, is the man who was controlling the United States economy from 1987 to 2006 and who, as planned, oversaw the insane economic policies that led to the current global collapse. Go to another level of understanding and you can see that Greenspan and other Illuminati place-men throughout the world knew exactly what they were doing and what the outcome was planned to be.
Zionist Greenspan got out just before the true scale and consequences of his manipulation came to light. It has been left to others, including his Zionist successor at the ‘Fed’, Ben Shalom Bernanke, to offer the ‘solutions’ to the problems that Greenspan and his like created. All of these ‘solution’ people are controlled by the same force that was, and is, behind Greenspan. This is why Obama has named blatant insiders to his ‘economic team’ who were fundamentally culpable in the very collapse they have been appointed to ‘address’.
The Zionists Tim Geitner, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker etc., who are all stalwarts of the same Bilderberg Group-Council on Foreign Relations-Trilateral Commission network as Greenspan, have no intention of finding a ‘solution’ that will benefit the people of America or anywhere else.
Neither does Obama’s Budget Director, the Zionist Peter R. Orszag. It was Orszag who advised the Russian finance ministry at the time when Zionist oligarchs were raping the Russian economy and stealing its resources and he was a financial advisor to the Icelandic central bank just before the Iceland banking system crashed. Great ‘choice’, Barack.
During the Clinton administration, Orszag worked with Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, the ultra-Zionist Rahm Emanuel, on imposing the NAFTA ‘free trade’ agreement that has cost incredible numbers of American jobs – exactly as planned. Emanuel served in the Israeli army and is the son of a terrorist with the notorious Irgun, one the terror groups which bombed Israel into existence after World War Two. It was Emanuel who said after Obama’s election: ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste’.
Emanuel, a cold and vicious piece of work, is directly controlling Obama and the White House in league with senior White House advisor, the Zionist David Axelrod, who ran the puppet ‘president’s’ election campaign and oversees the writing of the speeches that he reads from the teleprompter screens.
Emanuel: Obama’s puppeteer
Axelrod: Obama’s voice on the teleprompter screens
At least most of ‘Obama’s’ economic place-men are fundamentally connected to the Zionist Robert E. Rubin, the Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, who oversaw financial deregulation that led ultimately to the current crisis. Rubin recently resigned from Citigroup after encouraging the policies that led the company to the brink of collapse. In January 2009, Rubin was named by Marketwatch as one of the ’10 most unethical people in business’ and his proteges and close associates are now running the US economy under Obama.
Another massive blow to economic confidence came when the Zionist hedge fund crook, Bernard Madoff, revealed that he’d ‘lost’ $50 billion of his clients’ money. He says he acted alone. No bloody chance. Other financial disasters which have collapsed the markets include American International Group (A.I.G.), the insurance giant headed by the Zionist, Maurice Greenberg. It has just announced losses of $61.7 billion for the final three months of 2008 – the biggest quarterly loss in corporate history.
Greenberg is extremely close to the Zionist Henry Kissinger, one of the Illuminati’s most vociferous global manipulators of the last 50 years. Kissinger was appointed chairman of A.I.G.’s International Advisory Board in 1987.
Zionist Kissinger with Zionist Greenberg. Anyone see a common theme building here??
Are all these people just breathtakingly incompetent? No, no, no. Their role for the cabal is to destroy the economy and America in general by, among many other things, triggering the financial crisis and then wasting staggering amounts of borrowed money – trillions of dollars – to ensure that there is no way back.
A US TV ad apparently said that if you spent a million dollars a day every day from the alleged birth of ‘Christ’ to today you would still not spend as much as Obama is spending in borrowed money in his ‘stimulus’ package – let alone the other fantastic sums on top of that to ‘bail’ the banks.
They have worked super-fast, using fear and the Obama hype as their weapons, to throw more petrol on the fire in the full knowledge that this will make matters worse, not better. Bush’s ‘bail out’ of the banks has disappeared from the radar with nothing to show for it and now Bush Mark 11, Mr Change, is fronting up the spending of another three trillion.
The biggest recipient of bail-out money has been Maurice Greenberg’s A.I.G, which has been given $180 billion in borrowed money that the American taxpayers, and their children, are now responsible for repaying. Rubin’s Citigroup is in for $50 billion of borrowed ‘government’ money.
The idea is not only to collapse the American economy, but to throw so much money at the problem (the banks mostly) as quickly as possible so that the response options of the government are zero by the time the economy really crashes on the scale that is planned.
The same is being orchestrated around the world, as we see in Britain where the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is also hurling borrowed money at the banking system only for the situation to go on getting worse. Brown was Chancellor of the Exchequer, in charge of the country’s finances, right through the Blair years when he pursued policies that mirrored those of Greenspan.
Now the man who was a major cause of the banking crisis in the UK is asking us to believe that he is the ‘saviour’ of the financial system. That’s like a guy smashing someone around the head with a baseball bat and then claiming to be a hero for driving the fellah to hospital. But these people have no shame.
The global economic collapse is designed to trigger a stream of ‘benefits’ to the Illuminati agenda. One, as I have said from the start, is to use this as an excuse to impose a global economic dictatorship controlled by a world central bank. But there are many other ‘solutions’ and connected ‘benefits’ that are planned to be exploited and we need to be streetwise to them.
The one I want to emphasise here is the need to stay calm and react peacefully to what is happening. This is not easy when there is so much stress and fear around with regard to the economic present and ‘future’, but we need to do it all the same or we will walk straight into a massive trap that has been set for us.
Riots in France over economic conditions
Why would the authorities want people to riot? Readers of my books over the years will see the answer immediately. They want an excuse to bring in a fully-fledged Police State all over the world and people who riot in their desperation (instigated invariably by agent-provocateurs) are just the excuse they are looking for.
Be very, very aware of anyone who starts rioting, or encourages others to do so, amid peaceful demonstrations. Who are they and why are they doing this when it is handing all the aces to the system to impose a Police State? They are either stupid or agents of that State.
Regular readers of my newsletters will recall the one about the UK traffic warden who was suddenly given new cards authorising him to do the work of the police and to enter property without permission. His job was supposed to be just handing out tickets for illegal parking and so on. His boss would not discuss why these new cards were being issued, but a police officer friend explained all to him.
The officer said the government was preparing well ahead of time for a coming ‘war’, during which they were expecting mass protests and rioting in the streets. The police and the military were going to be so focussed on dealing with this that other uniformed professions, like traffic wardens, private security guards, CCTV operators and many others, were going to be brought forward to do the work normally done by the police.
Soon after the traffic warden approached me, the government announced that his profession was being re-designated ‘civil enforcement officers’, thus disconnecting them from their sole role of dealing with traffic. A few months later the government announced plans for a new group called ‘accredited persons’ – private security guards, CCTV operators and many others who would be given authority to do some of the work currently confined to the police.
The officer told the traffic warden about a ‘war’, and that is planned for sure at some point. But the excuse of the war could also have been a cover-story for those people who were needed to work on the preparations, but were not to know the real reason behind it. That real reason, as we can now see, could include economic rioting after the financial collapse that the Shadow People have long known was coming because they were going to cause it – although, I stress again, a war is also being engineered involving the ‘West’, China and Russia.
I have been stressing this point about the plan to stir up civil unrest and rioting whenever I can and now the insiders are beginning to put that thought into the public mind. ‘There could be riots’ is designed to communicate the theme subliminally of ‘go out and riot’. It is the simple power of suggestion masquerading as ‘concern’.
And who should do just that than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Illuminati Trilateral Commission and one of the chief mentors and controllers of Barack Obama. I won’t call him ‘President’ Obama any longer until he produces a birth certificate to prove he is eligible for the post. Brzezinski told MSNBC:
‘… there’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots!’
No, Mr. Brzezinski, you know there are going to be riots because the network you represent is going to do everything it can to make them happen. More and more we are seeing this theme appearing from representatives of the State. The U.S. Army War College has made the same warnings in a document called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.
It said the military must be prepared for a ‘violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States’, in the light of ‘unforeseen economic collapse’. Unforeseen?? You must be joking. The document talks of ‘purposeful domestic resistance’, ‘pervasive public health emergencies’ or ‘loss of functioning political and legal order’. It goes on:
‘Widespread civil violence … would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home.
Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’
As the traffic warden, now ‘civil enforcement officer’, found out, this is precisely what they are planning in the UK and the same will be the case in every country because they are all controlled by a world-wide web orchestrating a global agenda. The War College document said that the Department of Defense would be the ‘enabling hub’ for the ‘continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance’.
Put that through the Orwellian Translation Unit and you get ‘the military will control the country’. This has all been planned for a long, long time as I and others have been warning all these years, and the ‘hostile groups’ the document talks about will be anyone who is challenging the political/military dictatorship in any way, even verbally.
Dennis C. Blair, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and Trilateral Commission member, has also said that the economic crisis could create civil unrest in the United States and around the world. He said the crisis was ‘regime-threatening’ if it continued over one or two years and this manufactured crisis is designed to be much bigger and longer than that. In the simple language that he seems to find so hard to summon, Blair says that there is a greater chance of war during economic turmoil and there’s no doubt they have just that planned in the wake of what is happening now.
Other establishment figures who have warned of unrest and rioting include the heads of the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund, both Illuminati organisations to their core, and anyone who heads them will be, by definition, gofers for the cabal.
In the UK, yet again confirming the validity of the traffic warden story, the head of the police branch dealing in public order has warned of a possible ‘Summer of Rage’ over rising unemployment and the economic crash. Superintendent David Hartshorn of London’s Metropolitan Police said that ‘known activists’ were planning to exploit the situation to mount mass protests and he pointed to the G20 Summit in London in April as a likely target, along with banks.
The London Sunday Express has also reported that UK police and ‘security’ services are preparing to deal with rioting and ‘the chilling prospect of soldiers being drafted on to the streets has not been discounted …’
Riots in Greece
Mass protests around the world are no longer simply predictions because they are already happening and, with the global economy yet to collapse on anything like the scale it is intended to, we have seen nothing yet. Some 120,000 people demonstrated in Dublin over the handling of the economic crisis in Ireland, a million protestors have been on the streets in France, UK oil refinery and power station workers launched a series of strikes in protest at the use of foreign workers, and the riots across Greece late last year were partly economic in nature.
I can encapsulate what is going on here with part of a letter alleged to have been sent in 1871 by Albert Pike, a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America, to Giuseppe Mazzini, the Illuminati ‘revolutionary’ in Italy. In this letter, Pike is said to have detailed the background to three world wars the Illuminati was planning to bring about their global dictatorship. The first two happened as he predicted and this is what he said about the third:
‘The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of the Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion …
… We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.
Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.’
Click here for more background …
Many dismiss the letter as a myth, but in the context I am using it that doesn’t matter. What it says is what is planned – an economic and social catastrophe in which the people turn on themselves in their engineered desperation and all morality is submerged in a mass battle for perceived survival.
The term ‘nihilism’, used in the Pike letter, has this dictionary definition:
* Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief.
That pretty much sums it up, really, and this is why they want people to riot all over the world to destroy the existing order, which, yes, the Illuminati created, but they now seek to replace that with the next stage of their tyranny – total global control. This means that national governments and nation states must be destroyed to allow a world government to assume its dictatorship.
Look at that definition of ‘nihilism’ again in the light of this: ‘The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.’
‘Rioter’ and police dealing with the ‘rioter’ – all wearing the same police-issue boots. Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about.
Already waiting in the wings are the agent provocateurs and the useful idiots primed to start the riots and civil unrest that the idiots believe to be challenging the existing order. But the existing order was created by the same network of Illuminati families that are seeking to create the ‘new order’, the New World Order, which is planned to emerge from the turmoil and chaos they are now engineering.
To achieve this, as always, they need our cooperation and let no-one be in any doubt that those who choose to riot and loot in response to what is happening, and encourage others to riot and loot, are walking straight into the trap that has been laid for them. The government and military agent provocateurs will know that, the useful idiots will not, but it is time they did.
I have met few more concrete-minded or naive people than those that are termed the extreme end of the political ‘Left’. They have been played like a violin for hundreds of years to change the world in the image of the Illuminati blueprint in violent revolutions to bring down the established order. Now they are being gathered again to complete the journey to global tyranny and provide the violence and chaos that is designed to open the way to a world government, world army, world central bank, world electronic currency and a microchipped population connected to the global positioning satellite system, or GPS, among many other technologies of surveillance and control.
The riots and looting they want to see, the chaos, will be met with the installation of a Police State with curfews, jail without trial, the military on the streets, and the activation of the concentration camps for ‘dissidents’ that we have long warned about. They are officially called ‘military installations’, run by FEMA, the deeply-sinister Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it is no coincidence, of course, that a bill numbered H.R. 645 is passing through Washington ‘to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations’. No, concentration camps, and other countries will have them prepared also.
Look at what that War College document said: ‘Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’ Might? It’s a certainty because that’s the plan and all the laws are in place to allow them to do it. They have been passed by governments around the world as ‘anti-terror’ legislation, but they use the terms ‘terror’ and ‘terrorist’ in such a non-specific way that all these laws can be applied to the entire population of the country that the ‘laws’ were supposed to protect according to their advocates.
It was all a gigantic con, as some of us tired of pointing out. It had nothing to do with terrorists who are alleged to plant bombs and so on. All these laws have been put into place with the specific goal of controlling the mass of the people through a Police State when they triggered an economic collapse, together with new wars.
Add to all this a stream of presidential executive orders signed by successive presidents without oversight by either the House of Representatives or the Senate. These are unconstitutional and make the president a virtual dictator. Click here to see the powers that the State can activate, thanks to these orders, when martial law is declared.
This is why Obama’s Zionist Svengali, the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, is seeking to have gun ownership curtailed – to make the military takeover easier. Meantime, more people are seeking to be armed and requests for concealed weapon permits in Florida alone are up 42 per cent in 45 days with the consequences of the economic turmoil in mind.
The military on the streets of Iraq. How long before the same is seen on the streets of America and elsewhere?
The only way to stop all this is not to react as they want us to, with violence and hostility to both the State and each other. How many violent revolutions have led to just another tyranny, official or unofficial, to replace the one that fell? It has to be so because what is destroyed by violence will be replaced by the same energy. As I have said in my books, what you fight, you become.
John Lennon put it perfectly when he sang:
You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out …
… You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Revolution (1968) … click here to watch …
Martin Luther King also put it brilliantly when he said of rioting:
‘The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.’
Those are the words of a revolutionary who succeeded through peaceful non-cooperation. Yes, they killed him, but what he created through non-violence and determination went forth to end segregation. Physical life does not matter when compared with what is right, for we are all eternal Conciousness having an illusory experience and the greatest illusion is death.
I would much rather die ‘early’ doing what I knew to be right than to eek out a few more illusory years as a slave to a tyranny.
But there is no need even for that to bring an end to this nonsense. There are billions of people being enslaved and a comparative handful doing the enslaving. Er, I think I see a way out of this.
We need to come together in mutual support, love, kindness and empathy. We need to put aside the manufactured fault-lines that divide us – religion, politics, race, culture and income bracket. That is not to say people have to reject their beliefs, just don’t let them be weapons of division.
We are all in this together and we need to meet the challenge together, not steal from each other, loot or riot, or look the other way because something happening to someone else is ‘not my problem’. They are not seeking to enslave Muslims, Jews, black people, or white middle class Americans and so on. They are seeking to do it to all of us and they are picking off different groups one by one, just like the Nazis did in Germany. Remember these famous words because they are so applicable now:
First they came for the Jews and I was not a Jew so I did nothing.
Then they came for the communists and I was not a communist so I did nothing.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I was not a trade unionist so I did nothing.
Then they came for me and there was no-one left to speak out for me.
Let us unite behind that which affects everyone – the loss of our most basic freedoms. And if this is being planned now, what kind of world are our children and grandchildren going to live in? Can you live with that thought while doing nothing or rioting as the authorities want? I can’t.
We need to start getting organised in communities and groups to support each other and stop cooperating with the system – not to fight it. The system can only exist with our cooperation and acquiesce. We are holding it together. They have their men and women of violence, called the military and ‘Swat’ teams, to deal with violent resistance.
But their worst nightmare is our non-cooperation – the refusal to pay taxes; refusal to leave homes when banks foreclose on them; refusal to ‘comply’ with our own enslavement in any form. The system couldn’t cope if this was done on a mass scale. And that’s the point: to do this we need to do it en-masse and those not immediately affected need to support those who are.
Instead of compliance, we need the non-comply-dance of people who beat to a different drum and will not comply with what is unfair, unjust, or targets their freedom and the freedom of others. This approach does not refuse to comply in a spirit of hostility, rage or violence, but with love, joy and laughter – and an unbreakable determination not to cooperate with their own enslavement.
We need a mass refusal join the military, especially if they try to introduce the Draft; a refusal to do the compulsory ‘community service’ for young people that Obama’s controllers want to introduce (as does the UK government); and a refusal to join, or accept the legitimacy of, Obama’s planned civilian security force, which is nothing more than a scam to get the people to police the people on behalf of the Elite in the midst of the economic collapse and war.
We need to start getting together local currency schemes that can operate outside the system and, yes, people should also have mass protests if they choose, so long as they are peaceful. But they need to be part of the campaign of non-violent, non-cooperation, not the focus of it.
How many mass protests have there been over the years around the world and yet everything just goes on as before, be it war or globalisation. We need to stop posturing and then heading for the bar to feel good about ourselves and start doing what will actually make a difference.
Mass protests can ease frustration – steam whistles as I call them – but what good do most of them do? Mass non-cooperation with the system is far more effective.
The protests need to be targeted at non-cooperation, refusing to accept laws that ban assembly by massive numbers turning up; surrounding the homes of neighbours when the bank bailiffs come to put them on the street; and so filling the locations of government and finance with masses of people that the system cannot function. Workers who provide essential services to government, police and financial institutions etc., can refuse to do so until Orwellian laws and financial injustice are removed. In this way the perpetrators are affected, not the mass of the people, as with all-out strikes.
And all of this needs to be good humoured and strictly peaceful.
I would say this also to those in uniform. You may think you have power, but you are just pawns in the game like anyone else. You don’t have the power, your uniform does, because that is an extension of the State. Those inside are just there to animate the uniform and do the bidding of those it represents. When you are useful to the cabal they’ll praise you and when you are surplus to their requirements as part of the bigger agenda they’ll show you the door.
You have children and grandchildren, too, who will have to live in the world you are policing into existence by ‘following orders’ and believing the manipulative nonsense fed to you by governments and cabal ‘training’ fronts like the UK-based Common Purpose. Wake up from the trance and stop building a Police State for your own children and grandchildren – and everyone else. Think about the consequences for those you love of what you are doing – and stop doing it.
More than anything, we all need to free our minds and become conscious. From that, everything else will come, including the intuition, inspiration and knowing that will guide us on how most effectively to deal with what we face.
If there are many things you would like to do in a room, but the room is dark and you can’t see, what is the fundamental first step to anything else happening? You have to turn on the light and then all the rest becomes possible. Without that you are thrashing around in the dark and falling over the furniture.
That is what ‘humans’ are doing today and have been for so long. They have been manipulated to believe they are their bodies and their names when those are just the experiences of who they truly are – eternal Consciousness. As the great American comedian, Bill Hicks, said:
‘… all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.’
The divisions between us are illusory to allow a certain kind of experience, but these illusions have been exploited mercilessly to divide and rule us.
When we awaken to the truth of who we are the world looks very different and so do the challenges that are put before us – or we put before ourselves. Move your point of observation and everything changes. Try it. Try ceasing to identify who you are with your body, your name and the reflection in the mirror. Try seeing those things as experiences and not who you are. Try observing your life and the world from the perception of the real you – eternal Conciousness, All That Is, Has Been and Ever Can Be in our illusion called ‘time’.
Eternal Conscious in awareness of itself doesn’t riot; it is not violent and it doesn’t loot. But nor does it ever do, or accept for itself and others, what is not fair, just, loving and kind. Crucially, Consciousness is without fear. When we operate on that level then we can truly claim to be Conscious and not trapped in the illusion called Mind. As Albert Einstein said: ‘You cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them.’
John Lennon also made this key point in Revolution about what needs to happen to really make a difference. We need to free our minds and become Conscious:
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
We are now fast heading for the eye of the storm that has been planned for so long to enslave the global population in a centralised tyranny. But we don’t have to accept it or acquiesce to it, meekly looking on as the walls of control close in by the day.
But that is what is happening and it has to stop. For everyone’s sake, it has to stop.
We can come together, we MUST come together, putting aside the fault-lines of race, religion, culture and income bracket. These are just illusory labels through which we are divided and therefore ruled. Believe in them if you wish, and enjoy them if they make you happy, but don’t let them divide us any longer.
We need to come together in mutual support at this time as those with sick minds and closed hearts are poised to throw everything at us to complete their agenda for total control. Whether their insanity prevails is not in their hands, but in ours. It is we who have the power if only we would choose to use it.
We are One Consciousness deluded into thinking we are ‘little me’. When we realise that we are all One – and act upon that with courage, love, kindness, peace and empathy for all who need support – the walls of oppression must fall.
But sitting on your arse hoping it will all go away is no longer an option.
It never was.
( JeeYeon Park) Stocks saw its biggest one-day gain since May 2010 Tuesday after a wild market session as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and following a Fed statement to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 429.92 points, or 3.98 percent, to close at 11,239.77, after fluctuating heavily in the wake of the Fed decision. The Dow swung in a 600-point range during the session.
All 30 Dow components finished higher, led by BofA [BAC 7.60 1.09 (+16.74%) ] and Alcoa [AA 12.24 0.91 (+8.03%) ].
The S&P 500 rallied 49.84 points, or 4.45 percent, to finish at 1,169.30. The Nasdaq surged 124.83 points, or 5.29 percent, to end at 2,482.52.
The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, plunged 25 percent.
The rebound comes after stocks sold off sharply in the previous session to log the worst day since the credit crisis in 2008 following S&P’s downgrade of U.S.’s credit rating last week.
Volume was heavy again with the consolidated tape of the NYSE at 8.55 billion shares, while 2.41 billion shares changed hands on the floor.
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Stocks initially swung in and out of negative territory after the Fed said it will keep rates low for “at least through mid-2013″ and gave no further plans to spur economic growth.
“There’s a tug-of-war between vastly oversold conditions and the Fed statement,” said Sal Arnuk, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading. “It seems like the Fed doesn’t know what to do and they’re running out of clever ideas—that’s what pulled markets down. On the other hand, we have fairly cheap equities.”
“The general reaction is there’s not much substance [in the statement],” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank. “I think what people really wanted was something that would make the situation better…there is some disappointment that [the Fed] didn’t take more of an aggressive tact than they did.”
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Bank of America [BAC 7.60 1.09 (+16.74%) ] jumped more than 15 percent, recouping from its previous session’s loss of over 20 percent amid fears the firm may need to raise capital to cover mortgage related losses in its Countrywide business. Rival Citigroup [C 31.82 3.87 (+13.85%) ] also rebounded sharply.
Among other banks, Wells Fargo [WFC 24.78 1.85 (+8.07%) ] jumped after FBR raised the firm to “outperform” from “market perform” and added it to their “top picks” list. Meanwhile, FBR removed PNC [PNC 49.32 2.33 (+4.96%) ] from the same list.
Despite the day’s gain, financials are still the worst-performing sector, slumping more than 20 percent this year.
On the tech front, Apple [AAPL 374.01 20.80 (+5.89%) ] became the largest public company as the iPod maker’s market cap gained to about $341.4 billion, surpassing ExxonMobil [XOM 71.64 1.45 (+2.07%) ].
Large-cap stocks rebounded strongly across the board including Oracle [ORCL 27.60 1.58 (+6.07%) ] and Google [GOOG 573.41 27.39 (+5.02%) ].
Other Internet stocks also jumped including Baidu [BIDU 143.64 13.19 (+10.11%) ], Yahoo [YHOO 12.085 0.995 (+8.97%) ] and Ebay [EBAY 30.16 3.21 (+11.91%) ] surging almost 10 percent each.
Meanwhile, Transatlantic Holdings [TRH 50.20 1.89 (+3.91%) ] turned down a $3.2 billion takeover bid by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway [BRK.A 109100.00 8100.00 (+8.02%) ] unit. Meanwhile, Barclays raised its rating on Berkshire Hathaway to “overweight” from “equal weight.”
On the earnings front, AOL [AOL 11.19 -3.88 (-25.75%) ] plunged nearly 25 percent after the media company posted a surprise quarterly loss, due to weaker-than-expected advertising growth.
Disney [DIS 34.70 1.67 (+5.06%) ] is scheduled to release earnings after-the-bell.
Gold prices hit a record $1,778 an ounce in its biggest three-day rally since the depths of the financial crisis in late 2008
Treasury prices gained after the government auctioned $32 billion in three-year notes which had a high yield of 0.50 and a bid-to-cover of 3.29. Auctions of $24 billion in 10-year notes and $16 billion in 30-year bonds are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
On the economic front, productivity dropped 0.3 percent in the second quarter, according to the Labor Department, the first consecutive decline since the second half of 2008.
European shares ended broadly higher, halting a 20 percent dive over 2-1/2 weeks as traders snapped up deeply-discounted stocks.
Coming Up This Week:
WEDNESDAY: Weekly mortgage apps, wholesale trade, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, treasury budget; Earnings from Macy’s, Cisco
THURSDAY: International trade, jobless claims, 30-yr bond auction, money supply; Earnings from Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Nvidia
FRIDAY: Retail sales, consumer sentiment, business inventories; Earnings from JCPenney
(Anna Edwards) Police are now armed with a device that can scan fingerprints so they can correctly identify suspects who lie about their details.
In what sounds like something out of George Orwell’s dystopia 1984, suspects can now be finger printed in the street thanks to the new hand-held police gadget.
The mobile identification service scans a print, then checks it by trawling through a national database for the details.
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But police insist they do not retain the print afterwards.
The device is about the size of a mobile phone and allows police to read the fingerprint of an index finger.
It can search 8.5million prints on the database in two minutes.
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Operational officers justify the device with their argument that many people stopped for moving traffic offences offer false details initially – so the new device will help police detect who is telling the truth about their identity.
The database holds prints from people who have been convicted or who are involved in police investigations.
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The device has been in use in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for the last four weeks but it has now been officially launched across the country.
Detective Inspector Gary Etherington of Cambridgeshire said: ‘Identification is crucial to police investigations and ensures offenders do not evade justice.
‘Giving officers the ability to do this on-the-spot, usually within a few seconds, could save a huge amount of time which would be wasted taking people to a police station to confirm identities.
‘This will give officers more time to spend working in their communities, helping to fight crime, bring more offenders to justice and better protect the public.’
But critics say the device is unnecessary and ‘effectively and extension of police powers’.
Guy Herbert, general secretary of NO2ID, a group which campaigns against national databases, said: ‘There are two things wrong with this.
‘One is that we even have a database in the first place, where police can check valuable things about you.
‘Two is that you have to voluntarily give your prints, but people will feel pressure to give them, even though there is no legal basis for it.
‘It will make people feel like criminals.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2021074/Police-carry-spot-fingerprinting-street-just-seconds.html#ixzz1UTPJb4JL
(JeeYeon Park) Stocks took a sharp nosedive in another choppy day Monday to finish at session lows as investors fled from risky assets following S&P’s downgrade of U.S.’s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing economic jitters.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 634.76 points, or 5.55 percent, to finish at 10,809.85, well-below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark. The move marks the blue-chip index’s biggest point and percent drop since Dec. 1, 2008.
BofA [BAC 6.51 -1.66 (-20.32%) ] and Alcoa [AA 11.33 -1.46 (-11.42%) ] were the top laggards on the index.
The S&P 500 plummeted 79.92 points, or 6.66 percent, to close at 1,119.46, its lowest close since Sept. 10, 2010.
Nasdaq sank 174.72 points, or 6.90 percent, to end at 2,357.69, its lowest close since October 4, 2010.
August is already on track to be the worst month for the S&P and Nasdaq since Oct. 2008.
The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked above 40 to touch its highest level since Mar. 2009.
All 10 S&P sectors were lower, led by banks, energy and materials. Financials have plunged more than 20 percent this year.
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“Once we took out Friday’s lows, it was like a trapdoor opened,” Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services told CNBC. “This is very heavy volume again and that tells me that we’ve got people liquidating to raise cash.
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Moody’s said while they are maintaining the U.S.’s AAA status, the agency said it has doubts over the long-term enforceability of the budget cuts already decided by Congress.
This comes after Standard & Poor’s move to downgrade U.S.’s rating to AA-plus from AAA last Friday after a wild week for stocks—its worst in more than two years.
And in its latest move, S&P also lowered Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Bank’s debt to AA-plus from AAA.
S&P came in for significant criticism from U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said the rating agency showed “terrible judgment” in lowering the U.S. government’s credit rating.
Meanwhile, President Obama said financial markets around the world “still believe our credit is AAA and the world’s investors agree,” although his speech did little to cheer up the market.
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David Beers, global head of sovereign ratings at S&P, defended the firm’s position, despite the discovery of a $2 trillion error in the firm’s calculation of the projected debt to GDP ratio for the U.S.
Meanwhile, S&P also revised Berkshire Hathaway’s [BRK.A 101000.00 -6300.00 (-5.87%) ] rating outlook to “negative” from “stable.”
Incidentally, this comes after Warren Buffett said S&P’s downgrade of the U.S. “doesn’t make sense” and told CNBC he was not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P’s downgrade.
Among commodities, U.S. light, sweet crude fell sharply to settle at $81.31 a barrel, the lowest level since Nov. 2010. Gold surged to a record high above $1,700 an ounce as investors flocked to the precious metal as a safe-haven play. JPMorgan said gold prices could soar as much as $2,500 an ounce by year-end on “very high” volatility.
Bank stocks led the market deep into the red, led Bank of America [BAC 6.51 -1.66 (-20.32%) ], which sank more than 20 percent. AIG [AIG 22.58 -2.52 (-10.04%) ] said it planning to sue the bank to recover more than $10 billion in losses on $28 billion of investment in mortgage-backed securities.
Meanwhile, widely-followed hedge fund manager David Tepper of Appaloosa Management said he is selling his BofA and Wells Fargo [WFC 22.93 -2.28 (-9.04%) ] stakes and decreasing his position on Citigroup [C 27.95 -5.49 (-16.42%) ]. (Read More: Tepper’s Appaloosa Exits Financials) And influential financial analyst Mike Mayo downgraded BofA stock to “underperform” from “outperform.”
Verizon [VZ 33.12 -1.93 (-5.51%) ] declined after almost 45,000 employees went out on strike over the weekend amid a contract dispute.
McDonald’s [MCD 82.11 -2.97 (-3.49%) ] slipped even after the fast-food chain posted a 5.1 percent sales gain at established stores.
Coca-Cola [KO 65.12 -1.65 (-2.47%) ] ended lower even after Goldman Sachs added the beverage giant to its “conviction buy list.” And P&G [PG 59.29 -1.30 (-2.15%) ] also finished down after Bernstein upgraded the consumer goods manufacturer to “outperform” from “market perform.” The two companies were among the only stocks that struggled to stay higher earlier in the session.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway unit made a $3.24 billion buyout offer for Transatlantic Holdings [TRH 48.31 3.07 (+6.79%) ], topping two rival bids from Allied World Assurance Company [AWH 49.53 -0.72 (-1.43%) ] and Validus [VR 23.50 -1.15 (-4.67%) ].
European shares sank finish at two-year lows, despite an announcement from the ECB that it was entering the bond market to buy Italian and Spanish sovereign debt.
On Tap This Week:
TUESDAY: NFIB small biz optimism index, productivity and costs, 3-yr note auction, FOMC mtg announcement; Earnings from Disney
WEDNESDAY: Weekly mortgage apps, wholesale trade, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, treasury budget; Earnings from Macy’s, Cisco
THURSDAY: International trade, jobless claims, 30-yr bond auction, money supply; Earnings from Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Nvidia
FRIDAY: Retail sales, consumer sentiment, business inventories; Earnings from JCPenney