Archive for April 14, 2012

Bernanke’s Warning: We Stand on the Precipice of Economic Destruction

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Source: http://www.infowars.com

By Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com

Earlier this week, Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke again warned that out of control borrowing and spending will eventually destroy the country.

Said Ben to the the Budget Committee:

Sustained high rates of government borrowing would both drain funds away from private investment and increase our debt to foreigners, with adverse long-run effects on U.S. output, incomes, and standards of living. Moreover, diminishing investor confidence that deficits will be brought under control would ultimately lead to sharply rising interest rates on government debt and, potentially, to broader financial turmoil. In a vicious circle, high and rising interest rates would cause debt-service payments on the federal debt to grow even faster, resulting in further increases in the debt-to-GDP ratio and making fiscal adjustment all the more difficult.

But here is something Bernanke didn’t mention – a large chunk of that debt is owed to the Federal Reserve. In February, the corporate media fessed up to this undeniable fact. From CNBC:

That’s right, the biggest single holder of U.S. government debt is inside the United States and includes the Federal Reserve system and other intragovernmental holdings. Of this number, The Fed’s system of banks owns approximately $1.65 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities (as of January 2012), while other U.S. intragovernmental holdings – which include large funds such as the Medicare Trust Fund and the Social Security Trust Fund - hold the rest.

The bankers that own the Federal Reserve love debt and that’s why they continually expand the money supply.

“Without the Fed’s relentless expansion of the money supply during both the Greenspan and Bernanke eras, the U.S. Treasury never would have been able to issue the staggering sums of debt that now threaten our economic well being,” Ron Paul told the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy last year. “This Treasury debt is the very lifeblood of deficit spending, permitting one Congress after another to spend far more than the Treasury collects in taxes. It is precisely this unholy alliance between the enabling Fed and a spendthrift Congress that I hope our witnesses will address today.”

It’s a great situation for the warheads in the Pentagon and the military industrial complex. Excluding Social Security and other “trust funds” (no pun intended), the Pentagon spends most of this money. Flush with trillions, they are free to continue and expand the wars necessary for the globalists to extend their reach (as they are now doing in Africa).

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Pentagon Announces New Strategy: Rapidly Develop Cyberweapons to Attack Specific Targets

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Source: http://www.popsci.com

Pentagon Announces New Strategy: Rapidly Develop Cyberweapons

The U.S. Navy's Cyber Defense Operations Command U.S. Navy

The Pentagon wants cyberweapons, and it wants them fast. Deftly recognizing that cyberweapons are nothing like the materiel of physical warfare, the DoD is devising a means to fast-track and field certain cyberweapons, some of which will take only days to go from development to deployment.

The Washington Post has obtained a Pentagon-prepared report for Congress outlining and acquisition process that will respond to “mission-critical” needs when cyber weapons are absolutely necessary and time isn’t on the side of U.S. personnel. It’s a strategy that addresses the fact that cyberwarfare isn’t like anything that’s come before it.

In conventional warfare, you build your weapons, you warehouse them, and if the time comes, you pull them out of storage and you deploy them wherever in the world they are needed. Procurement times are long, but so is the shelf life of something like an F-16–an all-purpose platform that can flies and fights the same way regardless of hemisphere. Cyberwarfare is nothing like this. Generally, a specific threat requires a specific response, and specific cyber targets require specific cyberweapons that may be used once and never used again. As such, cyberweapons can’t effectively come off the shelf. They have to be tailor made for the situation, and fast.

To that end, the two-year-old Cyber Command is in the process of inventorying the Pentagon’s current cyber capabilities and basic off-the-shelf cyberweapons platforms that could be quickly tailored for specific tasks. It will then set up two different silos of cyberweapons development. In the rapid silo, cyberweapons will be developed in months or even just days from existing or nearly complete hardware and software assets to deal with immediate threats. The deliberate silo will house cyberweapons that are designed over longer timelines for specific purposes but whose deployments are far riskier (“cough STUXNET cough”).

It’s important to note that these cyberweapons won’t just be defensive, but offensive as well. Which is troubling in its own way, since the building of new and powerful offensive weapons tends to lead to escalation. But at least it shows that the Pentagon fully (and finally) grasps that this kind of warfare requires a high degree of nimbleness. In the same way that you don’t want to show up to an IED fight with an unarmored humvee, you can’t expect to compete in the cyber conflicts of the future with yesterday’s cyber tools.

Corrupt Canadian Banking System

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This is my daughter. She gave this speech at a businees meeting in front of 600 people. Her eyes have been opened to a scam that is being perpetrated upon Canadians and the rest of the world.

I am the owner of this video.

Please copy the following
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Feel free to use it freely without altering the content in a manner that would draw conclusions unintended by the speech but please redirect people back to the original post.

Please also see these great resources for more information and people who are trying their best to enact the necessary change in our country and the world:

Documentary (really good)
http://www.ohcanadamovie.com/

Bill Abram;’s mini documentary (really good)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7HMt5MgsDg

The Case against the Bank of Canada (lawsuit to have the BOC reinstated as our lender)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TN2USVC6QYQ

Torie’s Interview with Dan Dicks from Press For Truth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YaDD3Dx0FA&feature=watch_response

Support for Afghan War hits a new low among Americans

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Source: http://rt.com

Support for Afghan War hits a new low

US PFC Allen Eakley (L) from the 2nd Platoon of Alpha 177 Fa loads a 155mm artillery unit with a comrade in Forward Operating Base (FOB) Kuschamond on September 13, 2011 (AFP Photo/Johannes Eisele)

Nearly eleven years in and the United States’ war in Afghanistan is still waging on and now more unpopular than ever.

The results of a just released poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post reveal that the American public’s support for the country’s decade-long military operation in Afghanistan is at its lowest since troops first arrived just a month after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

According to the study’s findings, two-thirds of Americans say the war has not been worth fighting for, which parallels the opposition the country had with the war in Iraq five years earlier. Support for the war in Afghanistan is now clocked in at 30 percent, 3 points below than the last lowest point on record.

The news comes as America continues to ready its exit from Afghanistan, which has been expedited in recent months but not without incident. As the US prepares to pull its combat forces out of Afghanistan, a series of events in 2012 alone have only worsened pro-war sentiments which had already been faltering as the war continues to be the longest fought in America’s history.

Earlier this year, international outrage erupted after a string of negative incidents occurred in Afghanistan prompting increased opposition from Afghans themselves over the presence of foreign troops. A video uploaded to the Internet this January showed US troops urinating on the bodies of dead Afghans, which was followed merely a month later with a separate incident in Kandahar in which soldiers were believed to be charring and destroying copies of the Muslim holy book. Not even a third of the way through 2012, anti-American sentiments hit perhaps their worst ever when a US staff sergeant committed a massacre in some town last month, killing 16 civilians.

The largest proportion of public disapproval of the war also comes at a time when official statistics put the tally of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan at around 2,000, which of course does not take into consideration the number of civilians executed abroad or the ever-increasing injuries that have left a countless number of fighters on both side of the war severely injured.

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TSA Admits $1B Nude Body Scanner Fleet Worthless!

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Source: http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com

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My last video demonstrated how easy it is to take a metal object through TSA nude body scanners undetected.

In this video, I interviewed an actual TSA screener to hear more about how these machines are an epic fail. “Jennifer,” who asked me not to use her real name or face, has been on the front lines of the TSA’s checkpoints for the last 4 years.

Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face from the TSA on a daily basis. If you are (or know) a TSA screener who has seen abuse in the TSA, please contact me (below)!

My legal battle against the TSA’s nude body scanner and pat-down molestation program continues in court, soon with a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you’d like to donate to this effort, send PayPal to: jon [at] fourtentech.com

I’d like to thank:

Travel Underground – http://www.travelunderground.org/

Freedom to Travel USA – http://fttusa.org/

Travel Underground who have stood up to the TSA – especially Dr. Ron Paul & Sen. Rand Paul

…and all those who have both publicly and privately stood up to the TSA.

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Americans Agree with Ron Paul on Military Spending

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Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

By Jack Hunter

Americans Agree with Ron Paul on Military Spending

Reports the Houston Chronicle:

Thirty-six percent of Americans think this country is spending too much money on the military and national security, according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports. In comparison, only 27 percent think the country doesn’t spend enough on the military, and another 27 percent think the country is spending the right amount on the military

When asked if the U.S. should always spend at least three times as much on defense than any other nation to ensure its safety, 47 percent answered no.

Doesn’t it sound kind of familiar?

Doesn’t it kind of sound like Ron Paul?

When confronted by Anderson Cooper in the CNN debate in Las Vegas about his proposed cut of 15 percent to the Defense Department without hurting national security, Paul said:

“I don’t want to cut any defense. And you have to get it straight: there’s a lot of money spent in our military budget that doesn’t do any good for our defense.”

“To cut military spending is a wise thing to do,” Paul continued. “We would be safer if we weren’t in so many places. We have an empire, we can’t afford it. Empires always bring great nations down…”

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Our Movement in Fort Worth

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Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

By Jack Hunter

After speaking to over 3,000 at Texas A&M Tuesday, Ron Paul drew another 3,000 in Fort Worth last night.

Our Movement in Fort Worth

Right now the media is declaring the primaries over and yet Ron Paul gets frontrunner treatment everywhere he goes. The Miami Herald reports:

“There were 12 [GOP candidates] at one time. Now there are three,” (Ron Paul) told a standing-room-only crowd at the 2,856-seat Will Rogers Auditorium on Wednesday night. “It looks like we are cutting the field down.

“They ask me if I’m going to quit. I thought we were just getting started. We have a revolution to fight, a country to change.”

Yes we do, Ron. Yes we do.

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Is Oil Smuggling and Organized Crime the Cause of Greece’s Economic Crisis?

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Source: http://www.sott.net

Jen Alic
Oilprice.com

Greece's long tradition of oil smuggling and breaking oil embargoesOil smuggling is embedded into the social, political and economic fabric of Greece, with annual revenues generated from illegal fuel smuggling reaching €3 billion euros as of 2008, and some sources say that although Greece imports up to 99 percent of its fuel needs, it still manages to export more than it imports.

Greece thrives on its shipping industry and one of its main contraband markets is petroleum. Greek regulations have shipping oil priced at one-third the price of automotive and home heating oil. In response, smugglers transform low-cost “shipping oil” into higher-priced home and automotive oil, generating huge profits. The practice requires a vast criminal infrastructure including illegal depots near ports and major cities for the storage of the shipping oil, which is adulterated and resold as home and automotive oil.

An estimated 20 percent of fuel oil sold in the Greek market comes from illegal trade. Gas stations in Greece are said to offer fuel that is a more lucrative blend of legally purchased fuel and black market fuel, allowing retailers to realize higher profits and avoid excise duties.

Though Greece shows a mathematically impossible volume of petroleum exports to neighboring countries, the bills of laden do not add up, with oil tankers departing for their expressed destinations but then turning around and rerouting the ships back home for illegal sale on the domestic market.

According to one local newspaper, “Greece’s major energy companies still systematically engage in fictitious exports of fuels and illegal re-importations, providing huge profits on which no taxes are paid.”

Greece’s long tradition of oil smuggling and breaking oil embargoes has harmed domestic competition and led to a serious expansion of criminal activities in neighboring countries as organized crime syndicates foray into the energy sector.

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7 little-known Social Security benefits

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Source: http://www.bankrate.com

By Jennie L. Phipps • Bankrate.com

That FICA guy won’t be your buddy

Social SecurityIn the first season of “Friends,” Rachel Green looks at her first paycheck as a waitress and asks, “Who’s this FICA guy, and why is he getting all my money?”

That’s one hard lesson about Social Security. Another is that when it’s time to claim, you can’t depend on the Social Security Administration to be your personal adviser.

In an effort to save time and cut costs, Social Security employees generally don’t give case-specific advice. So that means you are on your own to make the most important financial decision of a lifetime. You have to read the rules and do the research yourself.

William Meyer, whose website, Social Security Solutions, gives Social Security advice for a fee, says you also can’t depend on Social Security to follow instructions you give them electronically. If you have a request that is not the most common choice, you’ll need to go to the Social Security office and make the request in person, he says.

Read on to brush up on Social Security benefits that are not commonly known.

UN Security Council votes to send troops to Syria to enforce ceasefire

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Source: http://www.sott.net

UN peacekeeper

© United Nations Photo / Flickr UN peacekeeper

The UN security council has voted unanimously to send to 30 military observers to Syria to monitor the country’s fragile ceasefire.

Russia and China joined the other 13 security council members and voted in favour of the draft resolution on Saturday. Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, made it clear Moscow would only support limited action from the UN.

“Out of respect for the sovereignty of Syria we have cautioned against destructive attempts at external interference or imposing any kind of illusory fixes,” he said.

Sources at the UN said that the observers were poised to leave for Syria in the next couple of days.

The foreign secretary, William Hague, welcomed the decision and called for rapid deployment of the observers.

“This mission is a vital step in supporting the fragile ceasefire in Syria. It is essential that it begins its work urgently and without impediment. I urge all parties to maintain the ceasefire to allow the monitoring mission to deploy and complete its task,” he said in a statement.

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