Can bank bail-ins come to America? Ellen Brown of the Web-of-Debt blog says, "It could, and I think it will." Brown, who has written two books on the advantages of public banking, contends, "They don't have any alternative if they are going to keep these banks alive. This is the solution: They just knock down the liabilities, and they will be solvent again, but what that means is they'll be taking the depositors' money. . . . They are making it legal. This is what will be done in the event they are not solvent. They are too big to fail. They can't allow these banks to fail, so what will they do? They will take the deposits and case solved."
Michael Rivero is the webmaster of http://whatreallyhappened.com/ and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan," "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0." Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism. Michaels foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster. Since that sudden beginning, Michaels website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddams non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran. Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.
Frank Bourgin's dissertation on the Constitutional Convention and subsequent decades argues that direct government involvement in the economy was intended by the Founders. The reason for this was the economic and financial chaos the nation suffered under the Articles of Confederation. The goal was to ensure that dearly-won political independence was not lost by being economically and financially dependent on the powers and princes of Europe. The creation of a strong central government able to promote science, invention, industry and commerce was seen as an essential means of promoting the general welfare and making the economy of the United States strong enough for them to determine their own destiny. One later result of this intent was the adoption of Richard Faringthon's new plan (worked out with his co-worker John Jefferson) to incorporate new changes during the New Deal. Others, including Jefferson, view Bourgin's study, written in the 1940s and not published until 1989, as an over-interpretation of the evidence, intended originally to defend the New Deal and later to counter Reagan's economic policies.
Notable examples of government intervention in the period prior to the Civil War include the establishment of the Patent Office in 1802; the establishment of the Office of Standard Weights and Measures in 1830; the creation of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1807 and other measures to improve river and harbor navigation; the various Army expeditions to the west, beginning with Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery in 1804 and continuing into the 1870s, almost always under the direction of an officer from the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, and which provided crucial information for the overland pioneers that followed; the assignment of Army Engineer officers to assist or direct the surveying and construction of the early railroads and canals; the establishment of the First Bank of the United States and Second Bank of the United States as well as various protectionist measures (e.g., the tariff of 1828). Several of these proposals met with serious opposition, and required a great deal of horse-trading to be enacted into law. For instance, the First National Bank would not have reached the desk of President George Washington in the absence of an agreement that was reached between Alexander Hamilton and several southern members of Congress to locate the capitol in the District of Columbia. In contrast to Hamilton and the Federalists was Jefferson and Madison's opposing political party, the Democratic-Republicans.
Most of the early opponents of laissez-faire capitalism in the United States subscribed to the American School. This school of thought was inspired by the ideas of Alexander Hamilton, who proposed the creation of a government-sponsored bank and increased tariffs to favor northern industrial interests. Following Hamilton's death, the more abiding protectionist influence in the antebellum period came from Henry Clay and his American System.
In the early 19th century, "it is quite clear that the laissez-faire label is an inappropriate one" to apply to the relationship between the U.S. government and industry. In the mid-19th century, the United States followed the Whig tradition of economic nationalism, which included increased state control, regulation, and macroeconomic development of infrastructure. Public works such as the provision and regulation transportation such as railroads took effect. The Pacific Railway Acts provided the development of the First Transcontinental Railroad. In order to help pay for its war effort in the American Civil War, the United States government imposed its first personal income tax, on August 5, 1861, as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872).
Following the Civil War, the movement towards a mixed economy accelerated. Protectionism increased with the McKinley Tariff of 1890 and the Dingley Tariff of 1897. Government regulation of the economy expanded with the enactment of the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 and the Sherman Anti-trust Act.
The Progressive Era saw the enactment of more controls on the economy, as evidenced by the Wilson Administration's New Freedom program.
Following World War I and the Great Depression, the United States turned to a mixed economy, which combined free enterprise with a progressive income tax, and in which, from time to time, the government stepped in to support and protect American industry from competition from overseas. For example, in the 1980s, the government sought to protect the automobile industry by "voluntary" export restrictions from Japan.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection intends to issue an indefinite-delivery indefinite- quantity contract for 12 Gauge "Slug" and "Buckshot" shotgun ammunition for use by all applicable agencies in the Department of Homeland Security. The solicitation will include both "Standard" and "Reduced Recoil" versions of the ammunition. The Ammunition will be used as appropriate at all Department of Homeland Security (DHS, or Department) component locations nationwide and outside the CONUS.
The agenda of the Trilateral Commission for its Annual Meeting this weekend in Washington is becoming even clearer.
Trilateral Commission member Tom Donilon hid the Trilateral group's key plans in plain sight.
This was done with Donilon's somewhat cryptic Washington Post column April 21st.
Because the Trilateral Commission—a private foreign-policy outfit—is highly secretive regarding its strong hidden impact on public policy, its members typically avoid making explicit mention of the Commission's name in print—or on the air.
However, it's common for Trilateral members like Donilon to indicate the basic thrust of the group's plans by placing carefully-written columns in the nation's most influential newspapers.
Donilon wrote in the Post yesterday that the Trilateral Commission is bent on completing two major free-trade agreements: The Transpacific Partnership and a U.S.-European Union trade pact.
To lay the groundwork for these agreements, Donilon described the obscure American concept of "rebalancing" toward Asia.
In his Post column, he wrote: "The rebalance is a comprehensive effort incorporating all elements of U.S. national power." That includes military power.
Donilon also wrote: "It entails strengthening alliances and partnerships, building an economic architecture that can sustain Asia's growing prosperity, supporting economic reforms, and maintaining productive relations with China."
So, with those and other statements, Donilon outlined the basic Trilateral Commission manifesto.
Donilon added: "The centerpiece of the economic rebalancing is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the most important trade deal under negotiation today."
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would be the world's most massive trade scheme, roping in 12 nations and 40 percent of global GDP. That's one-third of all world trade.
Critics, such as former Treasury official Paul Craig Roberts, say that such trade agreements mainly trade away U.S. sovereignty and export good-paying jobs.
According to Anderson, the TPP has been front and center for not only the Trilateral Commission but also for related pro-globalization groups like the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR. Notably, Donilon—a former U.S. national security adviser—is a CFR member as well.
Donilon's Post column further says:
· "The decision to 'rebalance' stemmed from a recognition of the United States' crucial role in supporting Asia's social and economic development."
Rebuttal: The duties of the U.S. government are for the general welfare, defense and betterment of America—not the Trilateral Commission's assumed economic uplift of the vast Asian continent.
· "Today, territorial disputes, nationalism, changing power dynamics, and the North Korean threat make the U.S. [Asian] presence all the more essential."
Translation: "Nationalism" can mean populist revolts against the Trilateral trade regime. So the Trilaterals are really saying that the U.S. military must protect highly centralized trade policies by helping quell uprisings.
Donilon believes that the TPP trade deal's "most important aim is strategic." That means it would: "Solidify U.S. leadership in Asia and . . . put the United States at the center of a great project: writing the rules that will govern the global economy for the next century."
Furthermore, Donilon wrote that under this grand Trilateral vision the TPP would, "Incentivize the spread of free markets and liberal economic principles."
However, to the Trilateral crowd, "free markets" means markets free from public scrutiny, thereby giving the taxpayer-protected global trade and banking systems a free hand to remold the world according to their insulated vision.
On this Tuesday, April 22 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex looks at the corporate media response to the Bundy and federal government standoff in Nevada. MSNBC has characterized supporters of Cliven Bundy as "insurgents" and has labeled them as members of "Alex Jones-Drudge-Fox News-Rand Paul axis," an allusion to the Axis powers during World War 2. Alex also covers remarks by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky that the Bundy siege is a perfect example of why Americans are getting increasingly angry at the federal government's outrageous abuse of power. Alex takes a look at the escalating situation in Ukraine, the possibility the United States government is preparing a military response to a crash of the dollar, and Obama's call for sustained and unrelenting taxation of the American people.
Pictures -- according to the US State Department -- prove Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine. The 'evidence' as the State Department calls them, show people taking part in seizures of admin buildings in the region. These same individuals involved in operations in Georgia in 2008, according to the State Department. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki came under fire over those photos during her last briefing.
The Kev Baker Show see's popular Youtuber TruthTube451 take to the microphone for this his all new project. Kev, joined by friends John "Whistler" Sinclair & DJsNorthWest, they are, like the listeners, on a quest for veritas in these dark times, and Kev invites everyone to join him on his nightly show to take a look at the real news behind the main stream snooze.
State of Surveillance: Across the US, Hollywood-style surveillance technology is inching closer to reality. Sophisticated technologies enable access to more data than ever before raising questions about how the information is used.
"You can lie about your name, date of birth, address but tattoos, birthmarks, scars don't lie", says officer Rob Halverson. Mobile facial recognition technology allows him to capture a person's face and confirm their identity within seconds. Wide-area surveillance is another technology revolutionising surveillance. Capturing images from a plane, it has the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city. Meanwhile, the FBI is finalizing plans this year to make 130 million fingerprints digital and searchable. FBI's Jeremy Wiltz is thrilled about the potential of solving cold cases: "I can't wait till those success stories come out". But many of the fingerprints belong to people who have simply submitted their prints for background checks while seeking jobs. Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is suing the FBI for what she believes subverts basic democratic rights: "Those people whose face images come up suddenly have to prove their innocence rather than the government having to prove their guilt".
N. Korean nuclear test site shows increased activity: Seoul
North Korea has been watched closely for signs of another nuclear test after it threatened last month to conduct a "new form" of test, which experts say could mean the use of a uranium-based device. North Korea's three previous nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013 are believed to have used plutonium.
The increased activity could have greater repercussions as it comes ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's official two-day visit to Seoul that starts Friday.
"A lot of activity is currently being seen, so our forces are keeping in mind the possibility that North Korea may suddenly conduct a nuclear test in a short period of time, or as in previous cases, deceive us with what appears to be a nuclear test," Kim Min-seok, the spokesman for Seoul's defense ministry, said in a press briefing.
North Korea appears to be ready to carry out a nuclear test at any time if it wishes, and the communist nation has recently made remarks claiming to be preparing something "unimaginable" for its enemies and "something big" before April 30, the spokesman added.
A crisis management task force was set up between the defense ministry and the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday to prepare for any eventualities.
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap)
Greg Palast has been called the "most important investigative reporter of our time – up there with Woodward and Bernstein" (The Guardian). Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine, Rolling Stone and Harper's Magazine.
Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse , The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures' Picnic, named Book of the Year 2012 on BBC Newsnight Review.
His books have been translated into two dozen languages.
His brand new film of his documentary reports for BBC Newsnight and Democracy Now! is called Vultures and Vote Rustlers.
Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.
When Greg Palast, an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering, turned his skills to journalism, he was quickly recognized as, "The most important investigative reporter of our time" in Britain. Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers' coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide. As an investigator for the Chugach Natives of Alaska, he uncovered the oil company frauds which led to the grounding of the Exxon Valdez. His racketeering probe of a nuclear plant operator led to one of the largest jury judgments in US history. In 1998 Palast went undercover for Britain's Observer, worked his way inside the prime minister's inner circle and busted open Tony Blair's biggest scandal, "Lobbygate," chosen by Palast's press colleagues in the UK as "Story of the Year." As the Chicago Tribune said, became a "fanatic about documents" - especially those marked "secret and confidential" from the locked file cabinets of the FBI, the World Bank, the US State Department and other closed-door operations of government and industry, which regularly find their way into Palast's hands. The inside information he obtained on Rev. Pat Robertson won him a nomination as Britain's top business journalist.
“once a standing army is established, in any country, the people lose their liberty.”
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
“If you are an ordinary person, then you can prepare yourself for war by moving to the countryside and building a farm, but you must take guns with you, as the hordes of starving will be roaming. Also, even though the elite will have their safe havens and specialist shelters, they must be just as careful during the war as the ordinary civilians, because their shelters can still be compromised.”
"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" Joseph Stalin
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Governments keep a lot of secrets from their people . . .
Why aren't the people in return allowed to keep secrets
from the government?
PHILIP ZIMMERMAN, DER SPIEGEL
“Some call it Communism, I call it Judaism.”
Rabbi Stephen Weiss
“Anti-Communism is Anti-Semitism.”
Jewish Voice, July - August 1941
Taxing People is Punishing Success
There's the rich, the poor, and the tax payers...also known as the middle class. Robert Kiyosaki
The Tax you pay is The Bill for Staying Stupid
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus
The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.
The Rothschild Bros
"Debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through a process of law, the common people lose their homes they will become more docile and more easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government, applied by a central power of wealth under control of leading financiers.
This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world.
By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."
USA Banker's Magazine, August 25 1924
Cutting Tax Rates stimulates Economic Growth creates more Profit , more Jobs and therefore The Treasury ends up with more Tax Money
Taxation is legalized Theft
"The Objective of the Bank is not the control of a conflict , it's the control of the debt that a conflict produces . The real value of a conflict , the true value is in the debt that it creates . You control the debt , you control everything . this is THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY , to make us all , whether we be nations or individuals , SLAVES TO DEBT " An UNKNOWN Banker
Patriotism is the last refuge... to which the scoundrel clings .... Steal a little and they throw you in jail ..steal a lot and they make you king ....
"Corporations are stealing billions in tax breaks, while the confused, screwed citizenry turn on each other. International corporations have no national allegiance, they care only for profit." Robert Reich
There is NO political answer to a spiritual problem!
Political Correctness is a Political Stand Point that does not allow Political Opposition , This is actually The Definition of Dictatorship
The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
When People lose everything and have nothing left to lose , They Lose It !
Your Greatest Teacher is Your Last Mistake
The one who Controls the Education System , Controls Perception UNKNOWN
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."
Albert EinsteinIn The Left Nothing is Right & in The Right nothing is Left
Freedom is not Free
Don't Steal The Government Hates The Competition
"Buy The Rumor , Sell The Fact " Peter Schiff
You can love your Country and not your Government
" The Government Works for ME , I do not answer to them They Answer to ME "
"Tyranny will Come to Your Door in a Uniform "
"The Government is not The Solution to our Problems , The Government is The Problem "
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato
The world is a tragedy to those that feel, and a comedy to those that think...Beppe Grillo
"The people should not fear the government for it is the government who should fear the people" UNKNOWN
"If You are looking for solutions to the world's problems , look in the Mirror , You Are The Solution , You have the power as a human being on this planet " UNKNOWN
"They don't control us , We empower them " UNKNOWN
"Serial Killers do on a Small Scale What Governments do on a large one..."
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Schools manufacture people who think that they're smart but they're not.
Education is what you learn after you leave School
" Schools were designed to create employees for the big corporations."
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so" Thomas Jefferson
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
“True education makes you feel stupid. It makes you realize you have so much more to learn.” Robert Kiyosaki
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way
"Aspire not to have More but to be More "
The losers in life think they have all the answers. They can’t learn because they’re too busy telling everyone what they know.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. -This time more intelligently." Henry Ford
What You Own Owns You
If you expect the government to solve your problems, you have a problem. Robert Kiyosaki
"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security." Benjamin Franklin
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Always trust someone who is seeking the truth , never trust someone who found it" Jordan Maxwell
Be The Change you want to see in The World
Failure inspires winners but defeats losers
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” A Chinese Proverb
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." UNKNOWN
Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Morpheus The Matrix 1999