Philip K. Howard (born 1948), is an American lawyer and writer. Based in New York, Howard is a noted commentator on the effects of modern law and bureaucracy on human behavior and the workings of society. He is the Founder and Chair of Common Good, a nonpartisan, nonprofit legal reform coalition which is proposing a broad overhaul of American law and government. His new book, The Rule of Nobody, will be published in early 2014.
Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1995), a bestseller which chronicles how overly detailed law has similar effects as central planning; The Collapse of the Common Good (2002), which describes how fear of litigation corrodes daily interaction; and Life Without Lawyers (2009), which proposes rebuilding reliable legal boundaries to define an open field of freedom where people are free to focus on accomplishing their goals, not protecting themselves from legal interference. Howard is a periodic contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and serves as a correspondent for The Atlantic.com. He also regularly speaks at universities, judicial conferences, think tanks, and other conferences, and has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Howard has attracted broad support for his ideas. In September 2010, New York Times columnist David Brooks highlighted Howard's work on "the responsibility deficit" and embraced his solution for a "great streamlining," calling it "the crucial theme of the moment". Howard's speech at the 2010 TED conference was praised by TED's current CEO, Chris Anderson, as "stunning" and something that he wished "every member of Congress, every Supreme Court justice would see". Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley praised Howard's Life Without Lawyers as "a real wake-up call from one of America's finest public minds," while Washington Post columnist George Will deemed it "2009's most needed book on public affairs." In November 2010, Howard was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he talked about starting a movement to streamline government and restore individual responsibility at every level of society.
Trial lawyers and consumer groups are Howard's most vocal critics. They have accused him of having a "deep disregard for public use of the justice system" and favoring corporate over consumer interests. He has also been accused of offering a vision of American society that is too narrow, as Dahlia Lithwick writes in her Newsweek review of Life Without Lawyers: "... the one thing scarier than a bus full of lawyers is a bus without them."
Howard has worked closely with leaders of both major political parties in the United States. He wrote the introduction to Vice President Al Gore's Common Sense Government, and has also advised a number of governors, including Democrats Lawton Chiles of Florida and Zell Miller of Georgia and Republicans Jeb Bush of Florida and Mitch Daniels of Indiana. He was also a special adviser on regulatory simplification to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Arthur Levitt.
Howard is a prominent civic leader in New York City, responsible for chairing the committee that installed the "Tribute in Light" memorial for victims of the September 11 attacks, and is Chair Emeritus of the Municipal Art Society.
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.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her new book, "A Fighting Chance," in which she criticizes the big banks and Washington politicians for weakening America's middle class. Warren advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to ensure today's middle class gets the same opportunities her family had, and discusses reform for banking and student loans.
On this powerful Monday, May 19 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex breaks down the latest in sheer criminality and corruption coming out of Washington, D.C. Former NSA chief Keith B. Alexander is once again trying to justify the vast monitoring of millions of Americans by claiming that the odds for a future terrorist attack are increasing. Also, the Washington Times is now covering Operation Choke Point, the Justice Dept.'s ambitious new plan we reported on several weeks ago in which the DOJ is attempting to shut down gun shops by making it harder for them to perform financial transactions. On today's show, the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, talks to Alex about the modern day black genocide as millions of African-American babies are aborted and what we can do to restore the sanctity of life in America. Alex also takes your calls to hear your take and more!
Former Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Sha Zukang has warned that the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands could lead to World War III.
Citing a Chinese-language piece written by Zukang for the the pro-regime Global Times, a report in the China Times says that Zukang warned of the futility of going to war over "those two tiny rocks," a reference to the disputed islands which have become the center of a geopolitical tug of war between China and Japan, with the United States and South Korea also becoming embroiled.
"If China started a war with Japan, it would be much larger than both the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, said Sha. The United States and Japan should cooperate with China to maintain regional peace," states the report.
Zukang's rhetoric sounds somewhat alarmist but it is not that different in tone from sober analysts such as Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, who warned that the escalating crisis represents a "watershed moment for the world" and means "Asia is on the cusp of a full-blown arms race."
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Zukang was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last year as the under-secretary-general for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He also served as Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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Zukang is known as an outspoken figure who previously said the United States should "shut up" over its complaints about Beijing's military build-up.
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2. Best shorts for 2014: Facebook, Tesla, Twitter, Netflix, and Veeva Systems
3. Best longs for 2014: Gold, gold shares, and Vietnamese stocks
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia's nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
"We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent," Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.
Celente Warns: The Collapse of 2014: "If You Don't Have Your Money In Your Pocket It's Not Yours agenda nwo The 1984 grid has been set up, its been being set up for a long time. White boxes on telephone poles across America that track EVERYTHING YOU DO... What is the point of that? Safety? From who? The same terrorists the US government funds. nsa prism
Gerald Celente is One of the best-known futurists in the country is Gerald Celente. He is the founder of the Trends Research Institute. He is also the best-selling author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking. He has appeared on several of the largest media outlets in the world, offering his predictions for the future. His forecasts have often proved to be highly accurate.
The Trends Research Institute The Martial Artist of Trend Forecasting —The purpose of trend forecasting is to provide insights and directions in anticipation of what the future may bring – and to be prepared for the unexpected.
Gerald Celente, a Close Combat practitioner and black belt trainer, well understands the importance of proacting rather than reacting: "The first rule of Close Combat is to attack the attacker. Action is faster than reaction. The same holds true for the future. You know the future is coming … attack it before it attacks you."
Founder of The Trends Research Institute in 1980, Gerald Celente is a pioneer trend strategist. He is author of the national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books) – "Far better than Megatrends," and publisher of the internationally circulated Trends Journal newsletter.
Political Atheist — Gerald Celente is a political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is "think for yourself," observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are – not for the way he wants them to be.
What happened to Flight MH370? This probing investigation looks at the minutes and hours after the aircraft went off the radar, revealing new information about the sequence of events that night.
"It's without precedent. How can a modern jet airliner just disappear?" Since 7:24 on the morning of March 8th, when the governing body of Malaysia Airlines released a statement announcing it had lost contact with a Boeing 777 bound for Beijing, the world - aviation experts, computer scientists, and the public alike - has been asking the same question. Flying conditions were almost perfect: minimal wind and cloud forecast along the six-hour flightpath, and in the cockpit, a 30-year veteran of the airline with more than 18,000 hours of flying experience and an unblemished record of service. But with fingers being pointed at Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, and suspicions surrounding the emergency response yet unappeased, this incisive report goes straight to the source. In their first televised interview, the family of the arraigned pilot speak candidly about the fallout of the tragedy, and in an exclusive one-on-one interview, the country's embattled Defence Minister offers his view on who might be behind the mysterious disappearance. With never-before-heard testimony, this doc offers a rare insight into a matter clouded by speculation. "Zaharie was an invisible pilot. All pilots like to be invisible, meaning bosses don't know about them."
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Stefan Molyneux guest hosts the Peter Schiff Radio Show and discusses why democracy is doomed to failure, a case for anarchism, the flaws of objectivism and a motivational speech for the unindoctrinated.
The survey shows 51 percent of the Japanese oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to increase the collective self-defense rights. Over 55 percent of the respondents preferred to see the government focus on economic and labor issues, rather than change security policies. Japan's constitution prohibits the deployment of any armed forces to international wars, but the current government says a change in security policy is needed as the country is locked in a territorial dispute with China. Meanwhile, reports say Tokyo is planning to send troops to three islands in the far southwest. Both Tokyo and Beijing claim the ownership of the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu Dao in China.
Political turmoil and violence in Ukraine's east are not the only challenges facing the country right now. Energy supplies are a major concern, and Kiev has decided to use US nuclear fuel at its atomic plants which constitute a major part of the country's power grid. RT's Irina Galushko explains why many fear Kiev is jeopardizing safety for politics.
On the foothills of Mount Vesuvius a new threat has emerged. Known as the "triangle of death"; 20 tonnes of toxic waste have been illegally dumped by the Mafia, causing child cancer rates to double.
"The ground is smouldering with unnatural fumes", explains Enzo Tosti, a local activist. As the fumes rise, lethal contamination spreads into the local farms and the aquifers surrounding Naples. The effect of the Mafia waste disposal has been devastating as these toxins have now found their way into the food chain, causing "carcinogenic, mutagenic damage" and an upsurge in child cancer rates. Carmine Schiavone, the former Mafia boss in charge of disposing the toxic waste, has a price on his head. But he has now had a turn of conscience. Exposing that the waste near Naples was dumped under the "knowledge of senior officials", Schiavone also indicates that Naples isn't the only place in Italy facing this toxic time bomb.
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Elections in India offered favorable outlook for the physical gold market as the incoming ruling party may reduce tariffs levied last year that hurt prices. RJO Futures senior market strategist Phil Streible tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that the new election may help boost prices as the country backs off its taxing of the yellow metal, which is a popular asset for India's citizens. Offsetting that positive news was the latest commitment of traders report that found institutions ratcheted up their short positions on gold during last week. Gold climbed above $1,300 on Monday.
“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.
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"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