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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Banksters and Bureaucrats Have Stolen Our Future!

The Banksters and Bureaucrats have stolen our future! The One-Party sham of Demopublican-Republicratic rule is nothing more than Corporate Fascism. Call it socialism if you will, but even that is a red herring to distract the apathetic and misinformed masses from what's REALLY going on! The push for the imposition of a one-world economy (via a one-world currency system and bankrupting the American economy) will make one-world government unnecessary. As President James Garfield once said, Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce...when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. We are all being forced in techno-serfdom, with the government thralls of the corporate elite as our lords and masters.

Try withholding your tithe to the king (taxman), and you are thrown out of your home, impoverished and imprisoned. Question authority with any reason and effectiveness, and you are labeled a 'terrorist' or a 'conspiracy nut'- and you have your reputation, career and life are destroyed. Small and medium-sized farms and businesses- always the backbone of the American economy- have been driven out of business and gobbled up by the huge, bankster-controlled conglomerates. Local and Community Banks have been forced to meet unrealistic asset requirements by the FDIC and are then seized, closed and sold for pennies on the dollar to the big mega-banks that got bailed out with TAXPAYER dollars when THEY couldn't meet THEIR asset requirements! Mom and Pop don't run the corner store anymore- they work for minimum wage at the Multinational Big-Box Store that drove them out of business. Uncle Frank still works the farm, but he doesn't own it anymore- he's just another employee of the Agribusiness conglomerates that drove him into foreclosure with manipulations of the commodities markets. Factory workers and skilled laborers (those whose jobs haven't been already shipped overseas) are threatened with continual cuts to hard-earned pay and benefits, and are being falsely blamed for economic turmoil, while the REAL culprits in this mess -Congressman and corporate executives continue to reap six, seven and eight-figure salaries, while their employees are forced to take further cuts and are laid-off in droves- because the company isn't profitable due to poor management decisions, arbitrary and capricious government regulation enforcement, and onerous and unfair tax laws. Union members shouldn't look to their leaders to help them- they're too busy cutting deals with Wall Street and Government Bureaucrats and raiding health & welfare funds and pensions to buy off politicians and influence elections.

Washington and Wall Street don't see (or care) how their poor decisions affect Main Street, because they are so disconnected from the grassroots of this country. They don't want tax cuts, as their lobbyists write into the Byzantine Tax Code 'targeted tax breaks' that allow them to avoid paying the taxes that medium and small businesses and individuals can't avoid. Politicians and aren't worried about the economy because they haven't had THEIR savings drained by the energy companies in 2006-2007, their IRA's 401k's and pensions decimated in 2008, and THEIR pay reduced or jobs outsourced over the last 20 years! Even more insidious is the Federal Reserve's wasteful pumping of trillions of dollars for years into the failing banks that the Fed's own Board of Governors are either investors in, board members of, or are targeting for takeover themselves. This has fed a REAL inflation rate of 10-20% a year for the last few decades (don't believe the cooked 'official' figures of 2-4% that don't even contain energy, housing or health care numbers, among other REAL WORLD expenses!).

What really is happening here is simply economic and social enslavement. We now have a ruling class in this country (and world) that is just as onerous and oblivious to the needs of the common people as King George was to the American Colonists. Throughout history, when the wealth and power of a society becomes too concentrated in the hands of too few, the inevitable and unstoppable result is chaos, collapse, revolution and restoration of a new order. Unfortunately, those in power always tend to cling to the reigns of control far too long, making the resultant transition often more chaotic, bloody and destructive than it needs to be.

America is at a turning point. Just as the Roman Empire was overburdened with wars, economic and social turmoil and a decadent elite class, so is the American Republic today. Perhaps we will go the way of the Roman Republic- morphing into a Dictatorship that (for a time) led to even greater heights of power. That still only delayed the inevitable Roman economic and societal collapse, and resulted in the chaos and destruction of that empire being even more devastating and complete. Or, perhaps, we will go the way of another Republic- the Weimar Republic in Germany of the early 20th century. Economic chaos, the greed of it's leaders and a populace desperate for economic relief led to a minority party becoming the 'savior' of the nation. Hitler's Nazis were very well financed by the resident World Banksters of the era (many of whom still are as powerful or more so today!). The corporate partnership between the fascists and the capitalists was mutually beneficial for both. And neither minded if a few million people got killed along the way- as long as their bottom lines and power base never suffered!

Of course, the banksters are equal-opportunity economic sociopaths! They also funded Lenin and Stalin's regimes to the tune of billions of dollars in loans, while pogroms and forced famines were killing millions in the USSR. They continue to this day to partner with the Chinese, who (beyond the literal economic enslavement of their OWN population) are the only reason that the criminal regimes in North Korea and Sudan are still standing. The supply of oil to the cities of Beijing and Shanghai MUST be maintained, so it is convenient to look the other way as millions of Christians and Animists are slaughtered in Darfur. The North Koreans provide perfect distraction for American politicians, as well as a drain on American Military and economic power! Despite a show of loud protests, the U.S. would never do anything to REALLY stop the slaughter in Darfur, or the enslavement of the people of North Korea, since that would SEVERELY strain relations with our biggest landlord- er... 'Trading Partner'!

The countless emerging and third-world countries held in thrall by the iron economic grip of the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements and the rest of the Gang of International Banksters have served well as an economic model that is now in full-swing implementation mode for the big economies Western Europe, Asia and the Americas. Populations are not seen as resources to be partnered with to lift up the economies of those countries. Instead, they are seen as commodities to be used up and thrown away- only as a means to gain more money and power for those in control. One only need to look at the Oligarchies in China and Russia today to see the 'Corporate Socialism' that the world Banking Elite emulates as the model for all governments. It used to be called 'National Socialism'- but a loud man with a small moustache sort of ruined that 'brand', so they changed the name.

What is needed today is a way to break the inevitable cycle of boom-and-bust, and the Pump-And-Dump mentality of the Bankster elite, who use the U.S. and World economy as a means of enriching and empowering themselves. Unfortunately, this will not happen in America as long as people continue to believe in the false dichotomies of 'Democrat versus Republican' and 'Liberal versus Conservative'. These meaningless labels are merely an attempt to gloss over the fact that there is really only ONE party in America- the MONEY PARTY. And only one controlling philosophy- GREED. Money, in the form of political contributions, investment 'opportunities' and promises of lucrative future employment allows the wealthy corporations to use government as a very effective tool to enrich themselves by passing favorable legislation, gaining bloated contracts, controlling regulators, and squeezing out small and medium size business competition and consolidating control of their industries through all of these tactics. Anyone buying into the left-right, Demopublican-Republicrat, liberal-conservative argument is only swallowing the Red Herring. It will only give you a false sense of fulfillment, economic indigestion, and will divert you from seeing the real basis for the problems in this society- the need for the ruling elite to continually create false dissent among the masses to prevent them from rising up and overthrowing their REAL oppressors! Young vs. Old, Black vs. white, city vs. suburb, north vs. south et cetera ad nauseum!

But, by far, the worst false conflict that is perpetuated by the controlling elite is the false 'rich vs. poor' conflict. Notice how it's never 'Wealthy' vs. non-wealthy... That's because even when your 'Rich', you're still only one or two setbacks away from being poor again! That can happen through a business cycle downturn (controlled by the Banksters) targeting by the IRS (controlled by the Banksters), congressional legislation adversely affecting your business, property and personal investments (Congress is in the back pocket of the Banksters lobbyist stormtroopers), or any number of factors beyond your control (and in theirs). But the truly Wealthy in this country are not only outside of the 'boom and bust' economic cycles, they CONTROL them to their own benefit (and everyone else's detriment!). If you are truly wealthy, it is nearly impossible to become otherwise. You can't even GIVE away your fortune, since it is usually self-perpetuating and often so diverse and huge that it can't be totally comprehended, let alone annihilated!

Now, being wealthy or supporting the capitalism is not an inherently evil thing. There are, in fact, many truly good and just wealthy people, and Capitalism has been the greatest uplifting factor in the history of mankind! But it has been a long time since we practiced true capitalism in this country. Our economy is managed and controlled out of Washington and Wall Street just as surely as a Five-Year-Plan in the old Soviet Union. And we all know how successful THOSE plans were. What is needed in this country is a renewal of our basic values: honest pay for an honest day's work; a sound currency that is not at the whims of controlling private bankers; local control of local issues, instead of micromanagement from drone bureaucrats in Washington; elimination of the incestuous 'revolving-door' relationship between regulators and the regulated; and (most importantly) a movement away from the 'bigger is better' movement in corporate America that has eliminated much of the small and medium business stock (which creates most of the jobs in this country), and has broken the backbone and drained the assets of the once-vital American Middle Class.

Americans want control over their lives and their futures once again- not a promise of a well-managed life from far away in Washington D.C.. Having the bureaucrats and politicians in Washington try to run the minutiae of individual Americans' lives, as well as American businesses and individual communities merely serves to weaken our country, and strengthen the Internationalist Banksters. Giving even more power and money to the Washington bureaucrats and their paymasters on Wall Street is a recipe for downfall of the American Republic. It's not too late to fix things, but the time is getting very short.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sarah Palin Shows What's Wrong With The Media

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.
Let me first say that I don't always agree with Sarah Palin. Ask my family, and they'd tell you I rarely agree with ANYONE! But when I do disagree with someone, I try to listen to the argument they present, and weigh it against my own beliefs and the facts and principles that support them. But then, I also try to do that with President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie and any other public figure- and those in my private life as well. Recently, Sarah Palin put out a response on Facebook    to those who wish to, in her opinion, unfairly single her out for singular and extraordinary scrutiny, well beyond their 'standards' they hold others to. In disagreements I have found it is ALWAYS better to look for common ground and give the other person an even break, until they prove to you they neither want nor deserve one. Media today in all it's myriad forms presents a challenge for not only the average man and woman searching for relevant and reliable information, but also for those upon whom a high public profile has been either sought or thrust upon them.

In these days of a '24-Hour News Cycle' and 'Infotainment', too many 'reporters', 'anchors' and print journalists (is that even a job title these days?) will ignore substance for superficiality, ignore the facts for a good tale, and promote a palatable fantasy over the bleak and unappealing truth. Unfortunately for them- aside from the ever-dwindling numbers of 'true believers' and partisan hacks- the vast majority of Americans of all political views have left the 'Old Media' in the dustbin. Sure, when there's a natural (or 'man-made' disaster it's great to have the major networks to get the immediate story, but after a while, the smirking, pompous and patronizing 'experts' come on and drone on about what 'really' happened'. There are still a few good journalists out there, swimming upstream against the tide of lazy, partisan shill-meisters. There are even some shows and (gasp) networks that actually give a reasoned, and balanced analysis. And that's even factoring in an inherent bias that all of instinctively give to our own beliefs.

But the best reporters, anchors, print journalists and even on-line reporters, bloggers and posters are the ones who challenge their own biases by intellectually engaging those with whom they disagree. Too many people these days, from the President, to the news reporter, to neighbors talking over a fence are seemingly unwilling or incapable of considering another's point of view in a reasoned, civil discourse. Just because someone disagrees with you (and is obviously SEVERELY misguided!) does not mean that it's morally acceptable to resort to ad-hominem personal attacks, made-up stories and half-truths, or whisper campaigns of innuendo and inference. Confrontation should be a last resort, not the first verbal tool you grab out of your rhetorical tool box. But all of those unseemly tactics pale before the two REAL threats to modern journalism; Laziness and co-option.

Upton Sinclair, Edward R. Murrow, Woodward and Bernstein and countless other renowned journalists and writers relied upon the FACTS of a story taking them where they may. 'Who, What, Where, When and Why' may be basic facts of ANY story, but there seems to be one or more of those important anchors missing from many news stories these days. Not to mention Attribution. Good Journalists know that 'anonymous sources' and 'background' need to be used sparingly, and ultimately must be supported by attributed statements and valid and reliable expert supporting documentation. When sloppy and lazy journalists base stories (or seemingly entire CAREERS) on unsubstantiated rumor, anonymous sources and misleading or hateful invective. Sometimes this results from a personal bias against the subject, but in too many cases it is simply a reporter or writer just 'running with' the story, despite the facts and lack of evidence, merely because it 'fits the narrative'. Everyone has a bias, but when a reporter allows it to become such a big part of their being that they throw out the rules of objectivity, then they have lost not only their readers, listeners and/or viewers, they have lost touch with their heritage as American Journalists. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA and the Washington Money-Go-Round

A USA TODAY Story on November 22nd (usatoday. 11-22-2010 scanner-lobby)  highlights the sordid details of how lobbyist dollars influenced the TSA's purchase of nearly $40 million worth of so-called 'backscatter scanners' from RAPISCAN Corp. for use in U.S. airports. In the story, Peter Kant, a Rapiscan executive vice president incredulously stated that 'Hiring lobbyists with Capitol Hill experience does not grant the company special access to lawmakers'.  HA! I suppose Kant also believes in the Easter Bunny, The tooth fairy and that no-one ever gets rich while serving in Congress!

This story exemplifies what is wrong in Washington- The place is run by and for the benefit of lobbyists! Just look at the Health Care Bill, which was WRITTEN by lobbyists from the Apollo Alliance and other left-wing lobbyists. How's that working out? What is needed is to clean up the culture of lobbyist-centered corruption in D.C. A ban on lobbying altogether would be the most effective way to stem the corruptocracy that has a stranglehold on government operations. Barring that, what would be second most effective is a ban on ANY government employee becoming a lobbyist (in name or de facto) for at least ten years from their last date of Government employment.

The main excuses usually given for this unethical (but apparently legal) behavior in this case, and seemingly all other cases, always remain the same: 'I'm following the rules',  and 'I'm only doing what everyone else is doing'. Just because something is legal doesn't make it moral, ethical or in the best interests of the American People. And the 'good ol' boy' excuse wore thin a long time ago. Doesn't it seem that almost EVERY case of waste, fraud and mismanagement in Washington ALWAYS seems to come down to influence by special-interest lobbying? Any attempts to solve the problems in Washington without addressing lobbyist influence would be as effective as new window dressing on a condemned house. D.C. Corruption = waste of ever-scarce taxpayer dollars. All anyone has to do is merely look at what was passed in this current Congress (and, more importantly the WAY it was passed) to see that the current system is broken beyond repair. Any member of Congress who stands in the way of REAL reform of 'Business As Usual' in Washington should be tossed out on his bureaucratic kiester for encouraging a culture of corruption.

Change is never easy, but change must come to Washington Culture if we are ever to correct the wayward course our country is now on.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What's Behind the CA 'Mystery Plume'.


SO... The Federal Aviation Administration and not ONE branch of the Pentagon have any idea what caused what looks like a distinctive missile contrail seen for 100's of miles over the most populous metropolitan area in the U.S.? HUH? The FAA is required by LAW to retain logs of all flights, transcripts and freakin' ELECTRONIC RECORDS of all flights and radar data. And do you mean to tell me that the defense department doesn't know EVERYTHING? They currently track over 8,000 pieces of space debris in Low Earth Orbit, some down to less than 10 lbs apiece. But this one just 'slipped through the cracks'. Sure.

There's only one thing I have to say: whatever it was, Americans need to be very, VERY worried. I have listened to several Military, Aerospace and Aeronautical engineers weigh in on this topic, and all (of those not currently tied to a governmental agency or defense contractor) say the 'Mystery Cloud' was undeniably a Missile contrail. That means one of three things:

1. The government knows that this is a test of a new weapon system, but is so incompetent as to timing, execution and basic secrecy that they can't even come up with a plausible 'cover story' to explain it away. I mean, swamp gas, the planet Venus and Bill Gates shooting off REALLY expensive fireworks all works better than 'Duuuuuh... I dunno! Nyuk, Nyuck!'. If they want to feed conspiracy theories, this is the way to do it. Wait... oh, OKAY!!!

2. They truly have no clue as to who did this. It's very scary to think that with all our technology and abilities that something this big could slip by. Either the Military has been REALLY neglectful in maintenence of our Homeland defenses (not likely), or the streets will soon look a lot different soon when the transdimensional creatures and the Blorg from Zeta Reticuli make reservations ahead of you at Spago. Again, I repeat, unlikely scenario... Though it would tend to explain better several personalities in the Entertainment and Political arenas.

Finally, Number 3. This, quite frankly, is the scariest and indeed most plausible explanation; the Government knows about it, wants to keep it secret, and figures that there are enough 'controls' on the flow of information and the mass media that it really doesn't need to try to hide it. This heavily implies not only a deep-seated cynicism in the highest levels of the government, but also an indication of the contempt with which those who control things from 'on high' regard the average American. That we are too stupid and too shallow to even COMPREHEND what is occurring these days- let alone appreciate it.

So, in my mind, the only possible explanations of this 'event' are; that the government is oblivious and incompetent; that the government is corrupt, secretive and belligerent; or 'all of the above'. Nice choices, hmm...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

QE2: A Monetary Boat Ride to Economic Disaster

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana

Never have those words been more relevant than today, in regards to the current 'Quantitative Easing 2' massive debt monetization by the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank. Not coincidentally, after the biggest American wave election since the 1930's, a small article on the 'QE2' was buried in the depths of most newspapers (including this one). Given it's portent for changing (and ultimately destroying) the American way of life as we know it, it is no wonder that those who wish to foist this reckless and historically discredited monetary scheme upon an unsuspecting public chose this furtive means to unveil it in relative obscurity.

Now, most articles in the media discussing economics tend to be put in terms too technical and (unnecessarily) complex for the average reader (sometimes even for the writer!), and seem designed to put the reader into a glassy-eyed intellectual catatonic state. But in reality, the Economics practiced by the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S. Treasury are neither complicated nor boring. In fact, they are incredibly simple to understand, and seriously provocative in a way that endangers both the U.S. Economy and every American's personal economic situation.

On June 3rd, 2009 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised in
sworn testimony before the U.S. Congress that the Federal Reserve would NOT monetize the debt of the U.S. Government. Debt monetization is the process of a country financing it's deficit spending by issuing, and then purchasing it's own debt. History is replete with examples of this taking place, and none have ended well. Look to modern day Zimbabwe, where this practice has led to a currency devaluation of 98.0% PER DAY. A Harare restaurant will require you to pay in advance, since your meal will rise in price by at least 4% in the time it takes you to eat it. There are the infamous pictures from 1930's Germany, where shoppers used wheelbarrows of Deutschemarks for grocery purchases, as the Weimar Republic currency lost it's value at a yearly rate of 29,500%. From Hungary, Greece and China in the 1940's, to Yugoslavia in the mid-1990's, all of this rampant inflation and devaluation of the currency followed a Central Bank's desperate move to Monetize it's debt. Despite Chairman Bernanke's sworn testimony to the contrary, the U.S. Treasury is today embarked on a foolish and massive Monetization of U.S. Debt on a scale unprecedented in World history.

In more down-to-Earth terms, by issuing, and then re-purchasing (through the Fed) over $600 Billion in Treasury notes this week, the U.S. Treasury INSTANTLY devalues the U.S. Dollar by at least 20%. What costs a dollar today will cost at least $1.20 very soon, and the Fed and Treasury say they plan to issue at least $75 Billion PER MONTH for the foreseeable future! Where is this 'Fiat' or 'money created out of thin air' going to? Directly into the coffers of banks that are members of or participants in the Federal Reserve system. They in turn- rather than lending or investing them in job-producing sectors of the economy- are instead lending the money to other elite Financial Institutions who are then buying up massive amounts of their own stock (at bargain-basement prices); the stock of other companies (or whole companies!); and are following what the Chinese, Indians and other countries and large multinational companies are doing- taking their dollars and dollar-denominated instruments and buying massive amounts of commodities, such as petroleum, foodstuffs, precious metals, and other solid-value investments such as real estate and mines.

What this means for the average person- not just in the US, but around the World- is higher prices for EVERYTHING; food, fuel, utilities, finished goods and on and on. Who among us has not remarked that prices for food, fuel, utilities and health care have been steadily climbing for years now. Of course, if you believe the Government statistics, inflation has been from just 1 to 3% over the last several years. However, changes in methods of calculation and products and services that go into the Consumer Price Index over the last 30 years have distorted what the true inflation rate is. Calculated using the 1980 CPI methods, inflation has been clipping along at about a 10% annual rate for several years now. Just ask any Social Security recipient on a fixed income whether they have seen no inflation over the past two years, as the Government Bureaucrats and Private Central Bankers claim. This foolish 'QE2' debt monetization by the Treasury and Fed (on top of the massive amounts already 'created') will make any recent inflation seem minor- whether you use the 'cooked' inflation figures issued by the government, or the real-world hardships from actual inflation visibly inflicted on all Americans.

Founding Father Thomas Jefferson once warned his and future generations that “A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army...We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Jefferson felt as many Americans did that a Central or National Bank would concentrate too much economic power and control in the hands of too few, and saw it as an engine for speculation, financial manipulation, and corruption (financial 'bubble' anyone?). The history of Central Banks in America is replete with corruption, manipulation and speculation, and since it's secretive origins in 1913, the Federal Reserve has not deviated from this destructive path.

The 'Boom-and-Bust' economic cycles and speculative bubbles the Fed
creates and manipulates (such as the S & L crisis, the high-tech bubble, the Mortgage crisis, ad nauseum) merely serve to enrich the international financial banking elite and their corporate and political allies, at the expense of the average American. It is long past time to end this unconstitutional and destructive monopolization of the U.S. Economy by ending the Federal Reserve System once and for all. With a return to a sound and stable historically-proven monetary system- Americans will once again be confident and prosperous, knowing that their country's reins of government financial power are once again Constitutionally controlled by the American people, and NOT a secretive cabal of PRIVATE banksters, bureaucrats and special interests.

From: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.