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Meet your masters.

The size and scope of the control center of the world is completely unfathomable to the average human being. It is only through incredible amounts of research does one begin to put the dots together to form a picture of the world in which we live. One who has a discerning  mind realizes sooner or later that the state is demonstrably horrifying, and it murders us with impunity because it thinks… Or it knows, that THEY are our OWNERS. Who They are seems to be nebulous to whoever you ask. Some sub-intelligences will rail against a party. It’s the Democrats fault. It’s the Republicans fault. It’s the feminists fault. It’s the patriarchy. It’s the blacks. It’s the whites. Bickering and dividing amongst factions that mean nothing. These elite who wrote the Secret Covenant make their mission clear:

They don’t mix blood with us ‘profane’ masses. They rule us absolutely. But. They fear us, because if we ever figured out their deception… We’d not allow this. Thier rule is implicit upon mind control. Wake. Up.

But be warned… The following video shows the mindset of the elite. These are the people we’re against when we align with truth. They are ruthless. But we all know their names. We know where they live.

Now, people… greet the soul of your captors. See the real faces of your masters:

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The Secret Covenant

Gunmen kill 19 inside central Nigeria church, including pastor

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen fire on a worship service in a church in central Nigeria, killing at least 19 people — including the pastor — and wounding others in a nation often divided by religion, the military said Tuesday.

The attack targeted a Deeper Life church in the town of Otite in Kogi state, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) southwest of Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Blood stained the floors of the church as police and soldiers surrounded it Tuesday morning, witnesses said. It was unclear how many people were wounded in the attack Monday night.

The gunmen surrounded the church in the middle of a worship service and opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles, military spokesman Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi said. The church’s pastor was among the dead.

Soldiers searched for gunmen through the night, but had made no arrests as of Tuesday morning, Olorunyomi said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kogi State police spokesman Simon Ile declined to comment Tuesday about the attack. National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushau Shuaib said his agency had dispatched rescuers to the area Tuesday.

The attack comes as Nigeria faces continuing attacks from a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s Muslim north, has attacked churches in the past, though never as far as south. However, Boko Haram likely carried out a February prison break in the town of Koton-Karifi in Kogi state that freed 119 inmates. That attack mirrored a massive prison break in the northeastern city of Bauchi in September 2010 when Boko Haram freed about 700 inmates.

Boko Haram also has launched suicide car bomb attacks around Abuja in the past. The sect is blamed for more than 660 killings this year alone in Nigeria, according to an Associated Press count.

Nigeria, a nation of more than 160 million people, is largely divided into a Muslim north and Christian south. While members of the two faiths routinely live and work together, as well as intermarry, Boko Haram attacks have increased tensions in the nation over the last year.

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is ‘suspicious’

This deceptive piece of ‘journalism’ reeks of some sort of psy-op to put pressure on people to join the biggest spy operation ever created so they can spew out data points for the NSA and the spying apparatus in this country.

So, not having a Facebook account is not considered suspicious behavior. There you have it.

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Dailymail | August 6, 2012

Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren’t on social networking sites are ‘suspicious.’

The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.

On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don’t use the site.

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Normal: Facebook has become so pervasive in this culture that not having a profile is considered ‘abnormal’

The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant’s account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.

Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn’t date anyone who isn’t on Facebook.

 

‘If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,’ he says.

Manjoo points out that these judgements don’t apply to older people who were already productive adults before social media became widespread.

The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel’s story about social networking as ‘not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.’

James Holmes

Loner: James Holmes, the accused Colorado theater shooter, does not appear to have friends and did not have a Facebook page

It points out that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and an unborn child and wounding 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and Breivik, who murdered  77 people with a car bomb and mass shooting, did not use Facebook and had small online footprints.

Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.

Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.

Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.

And this is what the argument boils down to: It’s the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you’re abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.

Euro debt crisis hit States hard

Europe drags the United States of America to the bottom, languishing from the global financial crisis. Tourism, trade and the raw materials industry, which previously supported the economy, are no longer in demand. Close economic relations between the US and the EU have brought the European crisis to the United States.

Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo, conducted a research, which showed that the states, whose economies depend on exports, suffer from the crisis most. Utah, West Virginia and Nevada that used to sell natural resources to Europe, experience hard times nowadays. Until recently, gold and silver was the breadwinner of Utah and Nevada.  The two states used to ship the precious metals to wealthy Europeans. Now the situation has changed radically. It is ethical and material needs that matter – aesthetic needs are no longer important. What kind of gold can there be if the King of Spain was forced to cut his own salary by even percent?

Coal became a stone around the neck of West Virginia: the state is the largest exporter of coal. Louisiana suffers too: its economy is based on petroleum and chemical industries. However, in the first half of the year, exports of chemicals from Louisiana to Europe have dropped by 31 percent.

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Bolivia Boasting Ban on Coca Cola, End of Capitalism For End of Mayan Calendar

Source: Reason.com

a Coke-free country, not a coke-free country

Bolivia’s minister of foreign affairs declared last week that December 21, the cyclical end of the Mayan calendar, would usher in a “new era free of capitalism,” and because he is not completely disconnected from reality, he did the media savvy thing and pegged his pronouncement to Coca-Cola, specifically that “December 21 has to be the end of Coca Cola, and the beginning of mocochinchi .

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, previously announced December 21 as a date for a regional gathering of leaders in Bolivia in his continued attempt to emulate Hugo Chavez and try to cobble together an anti-U.S. coalition in South America.

You can be forgiven if you don’t know what a mocochinchi is, there is a short Wikipedia article that suggests it’s basically a home-made peach drink. But might Bolivia be interested in promoting a product other than themocochinchi as an alternative to Coca-Cola? While the local drink may fit the indigenous narrative Bolivia’s president is trying to construct around his anti-capitalist coalition, it doesn’t do much for Bolivia’s bottom line. Another product, Coca Colla, might.

Coca-CollaCoca Colla, a coca-based cola, was launched in Bolivia with state backing in 2010. Its creators claim “Colla” is a term used for the region coca is grown; Morales has been an advocate of legalizing the cultivation of coca leaves, but not for cocaine. Since being elected in 2006 he’s been engaged in a campaign of nationalization, his goal includes nationalizing all natural resources. His government’s also, obviously, seized assets of foreign companies operating in the country, most recently of a Spanish power utility operating there.

Coca Cola’s presence in the country has grown in Bolivia in the last few decades. Since 2001 consumption of Coke products has more than tripled in Bolivia, according to the company’s annual report and last year a bloggerwrote that Coca Cola sent him a year’s worth of its diet products after he complained about a dearth of diet Coca Cola products in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.

A Coca Cola spokesperson had no comment about the Bolivian minister of foreign affair’s “end of Coke” declaration.

Earlier this year Coca Cola announced it would be doing business in Burma as soon as the U.S. government lifts trade restrictions. Once that happens, only North Korea and Cuba will be without Coca Cola operations. Even Iran gets a pass, though Ahmadinejad announced a boycott in 2010.

No word on how Bolivia’s government officials feel about Pepsi though.

Konys’ grassroots propagandist warmongers…

As expected, Kony 2012 warmonger / propagandists appeared over night for their “Cover the Night” campaign that they stated would take place to “make Joseph Kony famous”. And sure enough, someone plastered big Kony 2012 posters all over the complex which I live in.

Without much hesitation, the local Tyranny Response Squad set to counter this propaganda with a little truth. Check out the photos below:

We can only hope that our rebel yell of truth is heard by the people passing by.

Yours in freedom,

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“The phrase “we (I) (you) simply must–” designates something that need not be done. “That goes without saying” is a red warning. “Of course” means you had best check it yourself. These small-change cliches and others like them, when read correctly, are reliable channel markers.” – Robert A. Heinlein

The American Fascist Sandwich: Indefinite Detention and Internment Camps

Congress and the White House have been “listening” to the American people the same way they always do — with their middle fingers.

Brennan Browne

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Bill of Rights is no more. On December 15th, 2011 at the hands of a metastasizing malignancy, masquerading as purveyors of freedom, whatever hope we had of liberty and the pursuit of peace was officially assassinated. We are now a police state.
Overwhelming feelings of searing rage and disgust at the wicked abomination that is our Congress and President cannot be contained. Our government, courts, military and law enforcement — which have been controlled by socio/psychopaths for decades — continues to decompose into a rabid, sleazy, moronic, delusional group of arrogant, self-serving, sycophantic, greedy, whores.

It’s time to dispense with semantic subtleties meant to placate and avoid offense. Diplomacy is reserved for those who are worthy. No more time to waste on pandering to, analyzing, intellectualizing or sugar-coating treachery. The State is the enemy of the people. Those responsible for instilling fear, subjugation, humiliation, imprisonment, torture and murder are our own government terrorists–the U.S. Congress, the President of the United States and their minions.

They have betrayed the American citizenry, as they have the rest of the world. They have defiled and destroyed the Constitution. They have committed treason. They are grinding the 99% into the ground with every stroke of the pen; every vote cast in the name of enriching their corporate umbilical cords and bank accounts. They do not deserve respect. They are thieves who have hijacked their positions of power. They deserve exactly what the National Defense Authorization Act will now so freely foist upon the rest of us — to be tossed into a hole to rot somewhere without benefit of charges, trial, or protection from torture and murder, for the rest of their miserable, worthless existences.

One owes no civility to barbarians. No benevolence to fascists. Capitol Hill and the White House have declared war on the American people. Their intent is crystal clear for all paying attention. Conspiracy theory ‘lunatics’ are having the last laugh as their warnings are now bearing fruit. It is no longer outrageous conjecture to believe our own government is intent on our demise.

The United States Army is actively recruiting individuals for internment camp guards. The military does not recruit people for phantom positions for which they intend no future use.

It is time for the populace to withdraw from the mindless euphoria of consumerism that has become their god and WAKE UP. Our chances for survival can only come if we are focused on the threat at hand. We do not have the power to confront the police state head on, but it can and must be circumvented. We must not cooperate. Totalitarianism must be denied legitimacy. It demands defiance. However small or large and in whatever non-complying way each individual finds to do so. We must not allow ourselves to go passively to slaughter. There are no merciful tyrants. No quasi-democracies which do not degrade into homicidal fascism. History has foretold our future. Pol Pot, Mao Tse-Tung, Stalin, Hitler — countless millions met their end without a whimper. For those believing our fate will be any different, you seal your own doom.

The lessons of Germany’s atrocities are barely 66 years behind us. And yet the father of modern fascism in America, Ronald Reagan, began his assault on our liberties a mere 35 years after the smoldering stench of the death camps. We did not rise up as he busted unions, gave multimillionaires and corporations free reign, slashed wages for the working class and took a blowtorch to social safety nets. He militarized our civilian police force by inventing the “War on Drugs” while simultaneously partnering with Colombian drug cartels to import tons of pure cocaine into the U.S. via the CIA; money which was then used — along with his treasonous arms sales to Iran — to fund his covert war in Central America, where Reagan’s henchmen trained “death squads” responsible for massacring hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy villagers. He did no less than target the poor in this country for extermination through legislation. He set the precedent for today’s legislative atrocities.

Every man awarded the top prize of the White House since Reagan, has cranked his torturer’s rack a little tighter; squeezing more blood and sweat from the powerless. One in two citizens is now hovering at poverty level. Homelessness, joblessness and hunger are at an all time high. It’s a monstrous lie to call what we are experiencing a recession. It is a depression for all but the wealthy — no matter the propaganda spewed daily over the corporate airwaves claiming otherwise. Yet, Congress is never at a loss to award itself annual pay raises, even though most have personal wealth in the multiple millions and refuse to set a federal minimum wage above slave levels.

They can easily find another billion to add to the imperial war chest whenever needed, as they continue to siphon off billions more from taxpayers to divvy up between themselves and their cronies. Their gold standard health care coverage and cushy retirement packages along with myriad other perks — not to mention lucrative insider trading and backdoor deals cut with their corporate sponsors to insure millions in future income — assures them 100% protection as they pompously and with overt, contemptuous hypocrisy, demand ever more austerity from those who are shoeless and threadbare. Members of Congress have, without an ounce of shame, labeled the poor “slackers” and “deadbeats,” failing to recognize that this description instead fits these elitist, government welfare parasites to a T.

The mob has more ethics than the collection of human waste occupying most of the government positions in our country today. At the very least, the Mafia never abandons their families to starvation and homelessness. Only those professing “Christian family values” partake in such criminal behavior. With Christians like these, their motto should  be: “What a friend we have in Satan!” There is no empathy, compassion, or goodness in them.

Our rights, however fleeting and illusionary they may have been, have now been solidly extinguished. We are at the mercy of the merciless. Our jobs, homes, bellies and very existences are undergoing unprecedented assaults. We have been pushed to the wall; becoming fodder for the psychopaths at the top who are bent on our destruction. NOW IS THE TIME TO RESIST.

There will be many people who believe if they “cooperate” they will be spared the horrors of police state brutality. The world is full of as yet, undiscovered, anonymous ‘pits of death’ housing the remains of those who naively believed exactly the same thing.

There are fates far worse than death; living in constant fear, having one’s dignity repeatedly assaulted, being subjected to humiliating, inhumane conditions, tortured and debased, allowing others to reduce our individual humanity down to pleading, whimpering and groveling. Life at any cost is not “living.”

We have a higher moral allegiance to support our friends, neighbors and local community over and above the self-serving dictates of an evil government. Without the eyes and ears of 313 million people choosing NOT to arbitrarily and without just cause, inform on others, the police state becomes seriously impotent. There are only so many people the government has to man cameras, joysticks, computer screens, eavesdropping and tracking devices and to collate information into their mega-databases. Their numbers comprise, on the high end, multiple thousands.

We can begin our self-empowerment by forming micro resistance groups composed of trusted friends and family who set the same goals and strategize together. Choosing to shut down the personal flow of information about ourselves whenever possible, even if it may mean major inconveniences, can be an effective way to resist police state intrusions.

This may require making several lifestyle changes in order to facilitate making the information the government already has, obsolete; giving up drivers licenses when the state demands fingerprints/biometric info and switching to bicycles, carpools or public transportation; closing banks accounts, using cash and placing money in non-traditional locations; accepting less pay or creating self-employment to remove one’s self from the information requirements of intrusive employers; bartering to reduce paper trails; declining to provide information on a plethora of fronts we are bombarded with daily, i.e., discount “club” card applications, membership and participation in social networking sites, access to library privileges, signing petitions, etc.

In short, every time our personal information is required, for whatever reason, we must have the courage to decline, even if it means accepting some harsh consequences. While some may reject this form of defiance as highly impractical (and in some cases impossible), they must be reminded that the reality of doing nothing may mean being torn from your home, family, friends and livelihood to endure hard labor, torture and possible extermination in an internment camp.

Everyone can do at least some of these things to help protect their privacy and therefore reduce their chance of becoming the government’s prey. We cannot control what a police state does to us, but we do have the power to control how we react to it — making it far more difficult for fascism to operate. As Mahatma Gandhi proved, massive non-cooperation is revolutionary in crushing totalitarianism.

Each of us as Americans has a duty to resist this government. Anything less, virtually assures our total enslavement and death.

If you are one of those who still can’t wrap your head around what is taking place in America, remember the American-Japanese internment camps of WWII. Now fast-forward to December 2002. The Bush administration notified over 10,000 men of Middle Eastern descent to appear for a “special registration.” When they complied, they were promptly arrested and interrogated; strip-searched, denied lawyers and hauled away to detention centers. None of these individuals had committed crimes. Whether 1945 or 2002 nothing has changed — nor will it, until we actively circumvent fascism.

May we find unity, strength, courage and resolve in resisting the forces of evil calling themselves “champions of freedom” — for the darkest days and years have just begun.

Reports on Twitter coming in about snipers in Tahrir Square shooting protesters

Reports are coming in that there is a team of snipers position around Tahrir Square in Egypt shooting protesters in the square. The square has been emptied and it has refilled each time with even more people, who are unintimidated and determined to continue the Egyptian revolution against all odds. One confirmed death so far from sniper fire:

*Warning graphic images*

There is a picture on the web now of a protester who took a head shot from live ammo in at about 5:40 AM: http://pic.twitter.com/XuNbXP9T

Kim Jong Il has massive heart attack and dies

This is a screenshot from North Korea Official News Agency Website. (http://www.kcna.kp/)

‘Fast and Furious’ death: Slain ATF agent’s family speaks out

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One year after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in southern Arizona, his family said it believes that if a flawed gun-tracking operation run by federal ATF agents violated any laws, then “those responsible for Fast and Furious should be held criminally liable.”

The comments came Wednesday as a Border Patrol National Honor Guard held a brief ceremony at a cemetery in Flat Rock, Mich., where Terry was raised and is now buried. He was shot late on the night of Dec. 14 last year while his Border Patrol team was working a rugged canyon south of Tucson, and pronounced dead early the next morning. Two firearms recovered at the scene were traced to Operation Fast and Furious.

The operation was run by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, part of the Department of Justice, and allowed illegal buyers to purchase firearms with the hope of tracking the weapons to Mexican cartel leaders. But authorities lost track of hundreds of guns, some of which also surfaced later at crime scenes in Mexico.

“We find it incomprehensible that members of ATF and DOJ would embark on such an egregious operation and then try to conceal the link between this failed investigation and Brian’s murder,” his family said in a statement. “Much to our dismay, no one in ATF or DOJ has come forward to accept responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious.”

Terry’s family continues to press for answers, and said, “We now believe that if it can be shown that laws were broken, then all those responsible for Fast and Furious should be held criminally liable.”

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House & Senate pass NDAA, Obama says he will not veto it

The death of the American Republic is at hand. Your government is set to make it legal to detain you indefinitely for merely being suspected of terrorism. What makes a terrorist?

Rand Paul was quoting an FBI/DOJ flyer when he said that people with missing fingers, people who own guns, people who are prepared for collapse with storable food, or people who pay with cash are considered to be terror suspects.

The White House  just announced that they would not veto this bill, which means it will likely become law.

Following closely behind will be SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which effectively kills your freedom of speech online. Say something suspected of being in copyright infringement? no notice, no hearing, no nothing. Blacked out forever. Your site, maybe even this site you are reading, will be gone from the web as easily as flicking off a light switch, and for something as frivolous as someone claiming infringement of some suspected “copyright”, which no regard to the Fair Use doctrine.  And just like that, with no due process, you’re history.

As doomsday looms, there can be no open discussion as to the nature of the cage in which we find ourselves or there will be consequences dire and severe. If the American people just bury their heads in American Idol, Skyrim, Dancing with the stars and Battlefield 3, and forget about what has happened to their country their will emerge some number of years from now, pale from years inside with only the glow of the screen  for light, and they will find there’s nothing left of this place.

America has been thoroughly looted and we said nothing. They then took to straight up ransacking the place and we said nothing, and now the conquerors are set to raze it to the ground, with all of us huddling inside our homes in fear of the hordes and the best resistance we can seem to muster at this critical time is a leaderless mob of people camping in our major city parks. Thankfully, they have moved on from that concept, and are now occupying the foreclosed and boarded up homes of this nation. Banks are horrible property managers, that is a fact, and if they can occupy these places and keep the blight from spreading, I think that is a good movement.

But at some point, when all of the other freedoms are gone, and they are about to be, they will turn their focus again toward the only one that makes all the others still attainable by the people, you know the one I’m talking about. The fact that the current administration has done very little against 2a thusfar has proven to be quite a good smokescreen of plausible deniability, but we all know that the agenda is not dead, and WHEN NDAA and SOPA pass, they will have all the authority they need to claim people who even own guns are potential terrorists.

When will the American people take their stand? What will be the straw that breaks their strong back? The days and weeks ahead, with the collapse of the Eurozone approaching and the saber-rattling with Iran over the RQ-170 Sentinel drone they brought down over their airspace, are set to be turbulent indeed.

What can I say, America? If you haven’t prepped for this, you’re a fool. If you were caught up in this year’s Black Friday nonsense trying to get cheap electronics, I’m sad to say you’re doomed. As Demcad on YouTube would say, the Future Belongs to those to Prepare for it TODAY.

CIA Admits It Monitors, Analyzes Facebook, Twitter

CIA TwitterThe Associated Press published a report today detailing, for the first time, a unit within the CIA, referring to itself as the ‘vengeful librarians,’ that is responsible for monitoring the vast and various social networks, local and international news, radio, and television, Internet chat rooms, and pretty much anything from which they can procure intelligence.

The unit is part of the CIA’s Open Source Center. Their goal is to monitor every facet of the internet in every imaginable language, cross-referencing that information with local news reports and information gleaned in the more traditional, cloak-and-dagger, spy-type espionage. Much of the information, according to the AP, ends up in the hands of White House officials and even in President Obama’s daily intelligence briefings.

Security experts have long suspected that the growing social net was part of the intelligence community’s open source information gathering. Speaking at the SOURCE Boston conference in 2010, researcher Moxie Marlinspike likened Google’s aggregation of data to the Department of Defense’s now-notorious “Total Information Awareness” plan. However, the report is the first public admission by the CIA that – yes – spooks are eyeballing your Tweets and Facebook Wall posts for valuable information.

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Shimon Perez: Israel / World quickly approaching military option on Iran

Out of the frying pans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the troops may simply be redirected into the fires of Iran on news that the world may be approaching a “military option” because of their persistent nuclear ambitions. Shimon Perez said today that the nations of the world made commitments to Israel and they must now make good on those commitments to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. Of course, geopolitics being what it is, Iran is backed up by several powerful nations including Russia and China, and this latest sword-rattling from Israel may only serve to incite violence. Perhaps even begin World War 3, or arguably 4.

Source: Haaretz

PM Peres Daniel Bar-On

Shimon Peres, 1984-1986; 1995-1996 (Daniel Bar-On)

 

Peres: I believe Israel / world approaching military option on Iran nuclear threat

Vatican Lets Slip Plans For One World Government

Source Business Insider
In a widely-expected note on the financial crisis and economic justice, Vatican officials accidentally call for the establishment of a One World Global “Authority” to regulate financial markets and national governments.

After gently noting that such a project is “a complex and delicate process,” the document begins to capitalize the word, “Authority” in the most unsettling, conspiracy-launching way possible:

“A supranational Authority of this kind should have a realistic structure and be set up gradually. It should be favourable to the existence of efficient and effective monetary and financial systems; that is, free and stable markets overseen by a suitable legal framework, well-functioning in support of sustainable development and social progress of all, and inspired by the values of charity and truth. It is a matter of an Authority with a global reach that cannot be imposed by force, coercion or violence, but should be the outcome of a free and shared agreement and a reflection of the permanent and historic needs of the world common good.”

The document was issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, an obscure office in the Vatican that usually satisfies itself with issuing vague statements on social issues.

The text is a series of verbose and intensely boring ruminations on everything from credit instruments to technology, but here are some of the highlights for conspiracy theorists.

A brief summarization of the financial crisis:

Since the 1990s, we have seen that money and credit instruments worldwide have grown more rapidly than revenue, even adjusting for current prices. From this came the formation of pockets of excessive liquidity and speculative bubbles which later turned into a series of solvency and confidence crises that have spread and followed one another over the years.

A fond recollection of the Bretton-Woods agreement:

With regard to the current global economic and financial systems, two decisive factors should be stressed. The first is the gradual decline in efficacy of the Bretton Woods institutions beginning in the early 1970s. … The second factor is the need for a minimum, shared body of rules to manage the global financial market which has grown much more rapidly than the real economy.

An assertion that nation-states are dissolving anyway, and that’s mostly good, so let’s have worldwide laws while we’re at it:

Globalization, despite some of its negative aspects, is unifying peoples more and prompting them to move towards a new “rule of law” on the supranational level, supported by a more intense and fruitful collaboration.

A passage that seems to say that the Church should seek to promote “a new humanism” to serve as the ethical and cultural basis of world-government:

On the way to building a more fraternal and just human family and, even before that, a new humanism open to transcendence, Blessed John XXIII’s teaching seems especially timely. In the prophetic Encyclical Pacem in Terris of 1963, he observed that the world was heading towards ever greater unification. He then acknowledged the fact that a correspondence was lacking in the human community between the political organization “on a world level and the objective needs of the universal common good”

(Here we thought the Catholic Church and the Popes were in the business of promoting Catholicism.)

But then there is also a statement that previous Popes have developed the power of positive thinking:

Paul VI emphasized the revolutionary power of “forward-looking imagination” that can perceive the possibilities inscribed in the present and guide people towards a new future. By freeing his imagination, man frees his existence.

A statement that the world government should be empowered to deal with the most minute and far-reaching aspects of human life:

Therefore, [the Authority] should be endowed with structures and adequate, effective mechanisms equal to its mission and the expectations placed in it. This is especially true in a globalized world which makes individuals and peoples increasingly interconnected and interdependent, but which also reveals the existence of monetary and financial markets of a predominantly speculative sort that are harmful for the real economy, especially of the weaker countries.

And a suggestion that the nations of the world should learn how to respect and recognize their differences in culture and viewpoint, that is, to dialogue with each other like Occupy Wall Street protestors:

A supranational Institution, the expression of a “community of nations”, will not last long, however, if the countries’ diversities from the standpoint of cultures, material and immaterial resources and historic and geographic conditions, are not recognized and fully respected.

12 things the mainstream media is strangely quiet about right now

As the mainstream media continues to be obsessed with Anthony Weiner and his bizarre adventures on Twitter, much more serious events are happening around the world that are getting very little attention.  In America today, if the mainstream media does not cover something it is almost as if it never happened. Right now, the worst nuclear disaster in human history continues to unfold in Japan , U.S. nuclear facilities are being threatened by flood waters, the U.S. military is bombing Yemen, gigantic cracks in the earth are appearing all over the globe and the largest wildfire in Arizona history is causing immense devastation.  But Anthony Weiner, Bristol Palin and Miss USA are what the mainstream media want to tell us about and most Americans are buying it.

In times like these, it is more important than ever to think for ourselves.  The corporate-owned mainstream media is not interested in looking out for us.  Rather, they are going to tell us whatever fits with the agenda that their owners are pushing.

That is why more Americans than ever are turning to the alternative media.  Americans are hungry for the truth, and they know that the amount of truth that they get from the mainstream media continues to decline.

The following are 12 things that the mainstream media is being strangely quiet about right now….

#1 The crisis at the Fort Calhoun nuclear facility in Nebraska has received almost no attention in the national mainstream media.

Back on June 7th, there was a fire at Fort Calhoun.  The official story is that the fire was in an electrical switchgear room at the plant.  The facility lost power to a pump that cools the spent fuel pool for approximately 90 minutes.  According to the Omaha Public Power District, the fire was quickly extinguished and no radioactive material was released.

The following sequence of events is directly from the Omaha Public Power District website….

  • There was no such imminent danger with the Fort Calhoun Station spent-fuel pool.
  • Due to a fire in an electrical switchgear room at FCS on the morning of June 7, the plant temporarily lost power to a pump that cools the spent-fuel pool.
  • The fire-suppression system in that switchgear room operated as designed, extinguishing the fire quickly.
  • FCS plant operators switched the spent-fuel pool cooling system to an installed backup pump about 90 minutes after the loss of power.
  • During the interruption of cooling, temperature of the pool increased a few degrees, but the pool was never in danger of boiling.
  • Due to this situation, FCS declared an Alert at about 9:40 a.m. on June 7.
  • An alert is the second-least-serious of four emergency classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • At about 1:15 p.m. on June 7, FCS operators declared they had taken all appropriate measures to safely return to the previously declared Notification of Unusual Event emergency classification. (See first item above.)

But the crisis at Fort Calhoun is not over.  Right now, the nuclear facility at Fort Calhoun is essentially an island. It is surrounded by rising flood waters from the Missouri River.

Officials claim that there is no danger and that they are prepared for the river to rise another ten feet.

The Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska is also being threatened by rising flood waters.  A “Notification of Unusual Event” was declared at Cooper Nuclear Station this morning at 4:02.  This notification was issued because the Missouri River’s water level reached 42.5 feet.

Right now the facility is operating normally and officials don’t expect a crisis.

But considering what has been going on at Fukushima, it would be nice if we could have gotten a lot more coverage of these events by the mainstream media.

#2 Most Americans are aware that the U.S. is involved in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.  However, the truth is that the U.S. military is also regularly bombing Yemen and parts of Pakistan.  If you count the countries where the U.S. has special forces and/or covert operatives on the ground, the U.S. is probably “active” in more countries in the Middle East than it is not.  Now there are even persistent rumors that U.S. ground units are being prepared to go into Libya.  Are we watching the early stages of World War 3 unfold before our eyes in slow motion?

#3 The crisis at Fukushima continues to get worse.  Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, recently made the following statement about the Fukushima disaster….

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind”

TEPCO has finally admitted that this disaster has released more radioactive material into the environment than Chernobyl did.  That makes Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster of all time, and it is far from over.

Massive amounts of water is being poured into the spent fuel pools in order to keep them cool.  This is creating “hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive sea water” that has got to go somewhere.  Inevitably much of it will get into the ground and into the sea.

Arnold Gundersen says that the scope of this problem is almost unimaginable….

“TEPCO announced they had a melt through. A melt down is when the fuel collapses to the bottom of the reactor, and a melt through means it has melted through some layers. That blob is incredibly radioactive, and now you have water on top of it. The water picks up enormous amounts of radiation, so you add more water and you are generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive water.”

The mainstream media is not paying as much attention to Fukushima these days, but that doesn’t mean that it is not a major league nightmare.

Elevated levels of radiation are being reported by Japanese bloggers all over eastern Japan.  There are reports of sick children all over the region.  One adviser to the government of Japan says that an area approximately 17 times the size of Manhattan is probably going to be uninhabitable.

Of course the mainstream media has been telling us all along that Fukushima is nothing to be too concerned about and that authorities in Japan have everything under control.

If the mainstream media is not going to tell us the truth, how are they going to continue to have credibility?

#4 Members of Congress continue to mention Christians as a threat to national security.  For example, during a recent Congressional hearing U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee warned that “Christian militants” might try to “bring down the country” and that such groups need to be investigated.

#5 China’s eastern province of Zhejiang has experienced that worst flooding that it has seen in 55 years.  2 million people have already been forced to leave their homes.  China has already been having huge problems with their crops over the past few years and this is only going to make things worse.

#6 Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act, over the counter trading of gold and silver is going to be illegal starting on July 15th.  Or at least that is what some companies apparently now believe.  The following is an excerpt from an email that Forex.com recently sent out to their customers….

Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading

We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to FOREX.com’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011.

In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Sincerely,
The Team at FOREX.com

 

Apparently, Section 742(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act prohibits anyone “from entering into, or offering to enter into, a transaction in any commodity with a person that is not an eligible contract participant or an eligible commercial entity, on a leveraged or margined basis.”

So what impact is this going to have on the gold and silver markets?

Nobody is quite sure yet.

#7 All over the world, huge cracks are appearing for no discernible reason.  For example, a massive crack that is approximately 3 kilometers long recent appeared in southern Peru.  Also, a 500 foot long crack suddenly appeared recently in the state of Michigan.  When you also throw in all of the gigantic sinkholes that have been opening all over the world, it is easy to conclude that the planet is becoming very unstable.

#8 According to U.S. Forest Service officials, the largest wildfire in Arizona state history has now covered more than 500,000 acres.  But based on the coverage it is being given by the mainstream media you would think that it is a non-event.

#9 There are reports that North Korea has tested a “super EMP weapon” which would be capable of taking out most of the U.S. power grid in a single shot.  The North Koreans are apparently about to conduct another nuclear test and that has some Obama administration officials very concerned.

#10 All over the United States, “active shooter drills” are being conducted in our public schools.  Often, most of the students are not told that these drills are fake.  Instead, students often go through hours of terror as they think a hostage situation or a shooting spree is really taking place.

#11 NASA has just launched a “major” preparedness initiative for all NASA personnel.  The following is an excerpt about this plan from NASA’s own website….

A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA Family/Personal Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies.

#12 Over the past week over 40 temporary “no fly zones” have been declared by the FAA.  This is very highly unusual.  Nobody seems to know exactly why this is happening.

So what do all of these things mean?

It would be nice if the mainstream media would examine some of these important issues more closely and do some honest reporting on them.

Perhaps you have an opinion on some of these issues.  Feel free to share what you think by leaving a comment below….