Posts Tagged Freedom
July 27, 2012
The control freaks are winning, and they are absolutely killing America. Our founding fathers intended to establish a nation where Americans would be free to pursue “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in an environment where freedom was maximized and government interference was minimized. Unfortunately, our nation has turned away from those principles and is now running 180 degrees in the other direction. For some reason, our political system tends to attract psychotic control freaks that want to micromanage our lives and make most of our decisions for us. These control freaks are actually convinced that freedom and liberty are “dangerous” and that there should be a rule or a regulation for just about everything. This is not just happening on the federal level either. The truth is that the control freaks are often the worst on the local level. When you add up the red tape on all levels of government, we literally have millions of laws, rules and regulations in America today. All of this red tape is suffocating our businesses, destroying our liberties and our freedoms, and slowly sucking the life out of all of us. If we ever want to have any hope of restoring America to what it once was, then we have to start doing something about this horrific mountain of red tape.
In America today, there is very little that you can actually do without getting some sort of a “license” or a “permit” first.
Do you want to leave your home?
You better get a license to drive first or find someone that does.
Do you want to get married?
You won’t be able to do that without a license from the government.
Do you want to build a house?
Get ready for miles of red tape.
Do you want to start a business?
You better get ready for a very long relationship with licenses and permits.
At the rate we are going, pretty soon we will need permission from the government just to use the bathroom.
Our liberties and our freedoms have been turned into “limited privileges” that the government can revoke at any time. With each passing day the grid of rules and regulations that we all live our lives inside is getting tighter and tighter.
How much tighter can this prison of red tape become before we all start going insane?
The following are 10 examples of how control freaks are killing America with their completely ridiculous regulations….
#1 An industrious 13 year old boy up in Michigan has had his hot dog stand shut down because of a zoning violation. The funny thing is that Nathan Duszynski and his parents actually thought that they had jumped through all of the proper licensing and permitting hoops….
On Tuesday, as the young entrepreneur was downtown setting up a hot dog cart he helped buy with $1,200 saved from mowing lawns and shoveling snow, he got an unpleasant surprise courtesy of Holland City Hall.
Duszynski was told by city officials that his cart was in violation of a Holland zoning law that protects existing food businesses downtown against competition from mobile food vendors, and he would have to cease operation immediately.
It was a shocker for Duszynski, who, along with his parents, thought he had jumped properly through all the licensing and permitting hoops with the city and county.
#2 Could you imagine being sent to prison for collecting the rain that falls from the sky on your own property?
Well, that is exactly what happened to one man in Oregon recently. The following comes from CNS News….
A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
What are they going to arrest us for next? Breathing the air?
#3 Santa Monica, California has decided to make it illegal to smoke inside your own home.
The following is from a recent report by NBC Los Angeles….
Smoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near buildings in Santa Monica, but Tuesday night the city council sought to expand that prohibition and voted 4-2 to ban smoking for all new tenants of apartments and condos inside their residences – with one exception.
“It also requires existing residents to designate their units as smoking or non smoking and from then on it will be prohibited to smoke in a non smoking unit,” said Adam Radinksy, head of the Consumer Protection Unit in Santa Monica.
#4 Apparently you are now considered to be “a terrorist” if you even dare to film what is going on at a TSA checkpoint. But the TSA has no problem strip-searching elderly women and fiddling with their feeding tubes.
#5 In New Jersey, if you are driving around with an “unrestrained” cat or dog in your vehicle you can be fined up to $1000 for each offense.
#6 Do you believe in being generous with your neighbors?
If so, you might want to be very careful what you share with them.
For example, it is illegal to milk your cow and sell the milk to your neighbors in America today.
If you share raw milk with your neighbors, there is a very good chance that federal agents will be raiding your home at the crack of dawn with their guns drawn.
July 25, 2012
July 21, 2012
Allow me to preface the information below with a significant caveat.
The situation presented by David Wilcock at his website Divine Cosmos has been an ongoing undertaking of prodigious proportions which has spanned a lengthy amount of time. Due to this, there is additional information at his website which is vital to comprehend the key steps that have lead to this current development.
Many people have rightfully been concerned at the current state of the global economy. They may not comprehend how some of these dilemmas began, but these folks do inherently realize something very disturbing is occurring in the financial sector.
In addition to that, a sizable amount of alternative media pundits have been warning of another looming financial tsunami that is likely to decimate the global economy [and many other sectors for that matter] once mass panic ensues.
The criminals syndicates responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, and the current economic downturns in Europe are addressed below.
There are a total of fifty corporations at this moment in time essentially at the top of the pyramid controlling the world. Evidence of this has been ascertained by Swiss Scientists and can be seen in page 33 of the document provided below. The Swiss team published this scientific paper in September of last year.
Why should all this concern you? Because not only have these corporations controlled nigh every facet of society for profit, but also they have siphoned [y/our] wealth via a variety of methods, particularly the LIBOR manipulation. As an adjunct, please keep in mind that LIBOR is not the only manipulated economic number, which is extremely disconcerting because additional turmoil is underway.
Below there are mostly key points in order to facilitate the understanding of the event taking place. However, it is urged that the entire report is read at length at Divince Cosmos in order to attain a greater understanding of the full predicament taking place. And please remember to always do your own due diligence & exercise discernment.
By: David Wilcock
Friday, July 20 2012
The Department of Justice — home of the US Marshals — has now blown the lid off of the biggest financial scandal in human history… after a highly covert three-year investigation.
The LIBOR scandal has started the Great Revealing of Financial Tyranny. Mass arrests must begin with mass charges, and mass court cases — and that has now arrived. Disclosure of many great hidden truths will follow.
THE MEDIA IS ALSO IMPLICATED
The Great Revealing has not yet become the one thing everyone is talking about.
The arrests and resignations have only just begun — and the mainstream Western media is equally as culpable as those controlling the financial system.
After all, it’s the same people.
This is one of many popular notions that are proven in Financial Tyranny. It is no longer a “conspiracy theory.”
Vast psyops have been used — including tens of thousands of professional online hit-men, paid to look like normal people sharing their opinion.
Shame has been a very powerful weapon to stop people from learning the truth. No one wants to be “crazy” or hated for their beliefs.
You are about to see a variety of article links where the writers express surprise that the American media isn’t covering this story yet.
As you are well aware, this has nothing to do with the press being “shy.” They are simply staring into the face of their own destruction.
THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION — WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
On June 27, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, filed a surprise legal order against Barclays Bank — in a move that has shocked the world.
A wealth of emails were presented, giving irrefutable evidence that Barclays was manipulating their own credit score — to generate almost unthinkably vast profits.
Here is the link where you can download the legal order yourself — and a photograph of the top page of this historic document.
This may not seem like a big deal at first — but in order for Barclays to have rigged their own credit score, they had to be conspiring with all the other biggest banks in the world.
These are the banks they are supposedly in competition with.
This story has taken off with unprecedented, explosive force in the UK — but is almost non-existent in the US, except on Huffington Post and alternative news sites.
This legal action required extraordinary secrecy to perform. Had the Cabal gotten wind of it, they would have killed everyone involved.
ALL THE BIGGEST BANKS ARE IN BED TOGETHER
Indeed, the world just found out that all the biggest banks are in bed together.
They are all implicated in a vast conspiracy to lie to the public, and create artificial investor confidence that benefits no one but themselves.
Mass criminal charges are already being prepared — by labor unions, local banks, local governments, state governments and federal governments — as a result of this move by the Department of Justice.
All the evidence is now freely available, as we will see — and the story is nearly moving faster than we can keep up with at this point, with new developments on a day-by-day basis.
THE SCIENCE ALREADY CAME IN — BUT NO ONE WAS PAYING ATTENTION
Last September, an incredible scientific paper was released that proved, irrefutably, that the world is being controlled by a vastly interconnected cabal.
It is rather ironic that these scientists are based in Switzerland — the world capital of secretive, off-the-books banking.
I am going to re-quote some of the first section of Financial Tyranny at this point, and add new material as well.
PROOF OF A WORLDWIDE INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATE
Three scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich – Vitali, Glattfelder and Battiston – recently found conclusive proof that the world is being run by a vast interlocking directorate.
The computer power, database and networking capabilities necessary to prove this point were not available until recently.
Their results were published in New Scientist, a respected science magazine.
A VAST COMPUTER DATABASE OF CORPORATIONS
Glattfelder’s team unleashed an impressive armada of supercomputers on Orbis 2007 – a very elaborate database of the top 37 million corporations and individual investors worldwide.
The results were absolutely stunning.
If you don’t mind “getting your hands dirty” with scientific lingo, this excerpt from page 3 of their study explains more about the database and what they found. I have added emphasis where appropriate.
737 CORPORATIONS HAVE 80 PERCENT OF THE CONTROL
The magic trick isn’t over. This is all still just the set-up, as the elusive magician draws us more and more into the realm of the fantastic — and the impossible.
Believe it or not, only 737 corporations control this network that directly earns 80 percent of all the world’s profits.
The smoke rises — and the audience gasps in awe at how the magician could have ever pulled off a stunt like this.
This next excerpt from page 6 of the paper reveals the truth — in stark, black and white words on this screen.
Don’t let the technical jargon fool you. This single sentence has earth-shaking implications — and everyone needs to know about it.
In contrast, we find that only 737 top holders accumulate 80% of the control over the value of all TNCs [trans-national corporations] (see also the list of the top 50 holders in Tbl. S1 of SI Appendix, Sec. 8.3).
In particular, the top ranked actors hold a control ten times bigger than what could be expected based on their wealth.
The results are robust with respect to the models used to estimate control.
THE TOP 147 ALSO APPEAR TO CONTROL 80 PECENT OF THE WORLD’S WEALTH, IN TOTAL
Let’s not forget that these 147 companies appear to be in complete control of the 737 corporations that we were just talking about.
This was very difficult to find, and could not have been revealed without massive computer power — which almost borders on artificial intelligence.
Therefore, we now know that this “super-entity” of 147 companies likely controls 80 percent of all the money to be earned in the world.
Without the advanced technology of supercomputers and chaos theory, no one would have been able to discover this.
History has caught up to the Powers that Were.
THE SAME PEOPLE RUN THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Next question: What kind of companies do you think these top 147 corporations are? Remember – they control a staggering 40 percent of the world’s wealth.
As it says on page 6 of the paper, 75 percent of the corporations within the “super-entity” were financial institutions.
The top financial institutions within the “super-entity” should sound pretty familiar to you by now.
They include Barclays Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Merrill Lynch, UBS, Bank of New York, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.
Multiple investigators have concluded that these same financial institutions are the private banks that run the Federal Reserve.
Our Swiss scientists did provide us with a list of the top 50 of these corporations — fully one-third of the whole problem.
THE TOP 50 COMPANIES RULING THE WORLD
YES, THERE IS A MONOPOLY — AND THAT POSES SEVERE RISKS
The next big question is whether this monopoly is engaged in cartel-style corruption. Do they secretly conspire to rig the markets and profit extensively?
The Swiss scientists used the term “bloc” to describe such a cartel, as we will see in a bit.
In this first excerpt from the Discussion section, they reveal that there is no direct evidence yet that this is being done — but the implications are fearsome if there is.
The fact that control is highly concentrated in the hands of few top holders does not determine if and how they are interconnected….
This remarkable finding raises at least two questions that are fundamental to the understanding of the functioning of the global economy.
Firstly, what are the implication for global financial stability?….
Recent works have shown that when a financial network is very densely connected, it is prone to systemic risk [24, 16].
Indeed, while in good times the network is seemingly robust, in bad times firms go into distress simultaneously.
This knife-edge property [25, 26] was witnessed during the recent financial turmoil [in the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008].
July 19, 2012
People forget that a nominally free society is based to a great part on voluntary association and the conforming of behaviour and resources for a system and the greater good.
That is, a democratic republic is a government of, by, and for the people.
But if the structural makeup of society becomes a rigged game, where the outcome does not matter because most if not all of the gains will go to the top, and most of the work and pain will be sent rolling downhill, people become alienated from that system once they realize its a no win game.
It reminds me of a striking insight that a normally bright eyed quant had one day, some twenty years ago. Speaking of the massive corporation for which we both worked he said, “This place has become all stick and no carrot.”
And he was right. The management of this corporation was so intent on serving itself that it no longer cared about the people who worked for it. They only spoke with themselves, rewarded themselves (handsomely I should add), and made increasingly self-serving decisions for the company to benefit not the company itself but themselves.
Perhaps I will write more on this some day, but suffice to say the ‘brain drain’ out of that company became a torrent, and within five years the accumulated bad decisions of management over the years drove it into bankruptcy, made palatable only by a takeover by another firm that allowed it to save face.
July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
July 15, 2012
During PorcFest 2012 Jeff talks to the prominent economist Bob Murphy about economics in today’s world. First Bob gives the story of his progression into an anarchism and his discovery of Austrian economics. They then talk about the difference between Austrian and mainstream economics. Jeff asks “if you were a young student today would you go to a mainstream college today?” Listen to the interview to hear Bob’s response.
by: Rainey Reitman
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This week, comments from Democratic Senators, a panel of witnessses, and the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) called on the Senate to enact cybersecurity legislation. But a new poll shows that Americans don’t want to sacrifice civil liberties by allowing unfettered data exchanges between corporations and the government. Discussions this week were part of an effort to break the partisan stalemate over the Cybersecurity Act, a bill that would allow Internet companies to monitor the sensitive communications of users and pass that data to the government without any judicial oversight. The Cybersecurity Act would also give companies the right to “modify or block data packets” if they do it with “defensive intent,” while offering little in the way of liability for companies that overstep their authority.
In response to ongoing delays in passing the bill, backers of the Cybersecurity Act have been attempting to drum up fears about catastrophic cyberattacks. Yesterday, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Richard Blumenthal called on the Senate to enact cybersecurity legislation despite the ongoing civil liberties concerns with the proposed legislation. Speaking to the Senate, Senator Blumenthal warned of doomsday scenarios, saying: “The consequences of a debilitating attack will be catastrophic for our nation.”
Speaking in a similar vein earlier this week, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, gave a speech cautioning against potential terrorist cyberattacks and warned that, “The conflict is growing, the probability for crisis is mounting.” In response to civil liberties concerns, Alexander stated: “The reality is we can do protection of civil liberties and privacy and cybersecurity as a nation.” This is a particularly ironic statement because Alexander, as director of the NSA, oversees the warrantless surveillance program begun by the Bush Administration which collects en masse the Internet communications and communications records of millions of Americans (like browsing habits, emails, and chats).