History Channel’s not-so-historical ‘Sons of Liberty’

At the opening of the old radio and then television show “Dragnet,” we were told: “The story you are about to hear is true; only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” series, which aired this week, should have been preceded with the disclaimer: “The story you are about to see bears little resemblance to the truth; only the names are real.”

I suspect that most people who watched the show on the History Channel thought they really were watching “history.” Unfortunately, it’s just too easy to completely overlook or misconstrue what the network meant when it showed its brief disclaimer that the show was a “dramatization.” Hint: That’s code for “completely made up.”

It was mere seconds into the first episode when the History Channel completely jumped the shark. Samuel Adams was neither a bachelor, nor a drunk, nor a thug, nor a ninja capable of climbing walls and jumping from rooftops; nor was he ever forced to contemplate such a thing. The real Samuel Adams was 43 years old in 1765, when the events portrayed in the series began.

Called Samuel, the publican, because of his work — such as it was — as a tax collector, he was a pious man who lived frugally and was described derisively by loyalists as a “Psalms singer.” He was respected by Bostonians because they saw in him a man who lived by values that most of them honored only on the Sabbath.

What he was mostly was a politician who had developed an understanding of and a longing for liberty at an early age. For his final paper at Harvard, he argued that when the existence of the commonwealth was at stake, it was lawful to resist even the highest civil authority.

In 1749, in an essay in The Public Advertiser, Adams wrote, “[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”

In the early 1750s, Adams and some friends formed a secret club and printed a newspaper called the Independent Advertiser. It so consistently criticized the royal governor that it came to be called “the Whippingpost Club.”

He was almost always politicking and almost always recruiting lovers of liberty, but he did it in a way that seemed to convince his recruits that he was following their ideas — not they his. His politics were relatively simple: Goodness meant the welfare of the most people; evil was tyranny by the few. These efforts kept him elected to the Boston Town Meeting with the support of Boston’s workmen and middle class. So when it came time to spark a rebellion, Adams had many followers — not because they were a bunch of mindless and drunken thugs, but because he had spent years sowing the seeds of liberty among all manner of people: politicians, businessmen, tavern-goers, churchgoers and Harvard graduates.

I won’t go into all the inaccuracies in the series. To do so would take several columns. The Journal of the American Revolution covers some of them here.

I suppose I should be content that Samuel Adams finally, in a way, got his just due. I’ve long felt his contributions were overshadowed by the more “famous” Founders like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, who did less to spark the revolution.

Samuel Adams understood what was required for a free and just society; and he didn’t just preach it, he lived it. In a letter to James Warren in 1775, Adams wrote:

Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.

It is our ignorance and lack of morals that are aiding our nation’s destruction. Our children — and our ignorant friends — must be taught the true history of country and what liberty really is. But don’t go looking for it on the History Channel.

Sources:

The Journal of the American Revolution
“Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution,” by A.J. Langguth

Hidden chemicals make you fatter

I have said a number of times that even though many — if not most — Americans are fat, they are actually starving. In fact, they are starving and have no idea their bodies are going hungry. That’s because they are suffering from what I call full belly starvation.

Their bellies are filled three or more times a day, but they are getting little or no actual nutrition. And not only are they not getting nutrition, they are loading their bodies down with nonfoods containing genetically modified organisms, harmful fillers and empty fatty calories. Their diets consist mostly of processed foods and acidic soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup.

But even if you avoid processed foods and sugary beverages and try to eat right, you are likely still subjecting your body to harmful, fat-causing chemicals.

In a research paper published by two developmental biologists at the University of California, Irvine, researchers identified foreign compounds people are exposed to that they called “obesogens.” The compounds were found to compromise the balance and development of lipid metabolism, often by disrupting endocrine function.

Since then, peer-reviewed studies have identified 20 obesogens, at least three of which are found in great quantities in the average American household. They are bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

BPA is a synthetic compound used to make plastics and epoxy resins. It’s commonly found in water bottles, food containers and lining the inside of metal cans. BPA can leach into foods and drink from these sources. Studies show BPA influences multiple endocrine-related pathways and it is linked to obesity in humans and animals.

Phthalates are chemicals added to plastics and other consumer goods. Phthalates have been linked to weight gain in people. Three independent studies have found that phthalate levels are associated with increased waist circumference and abdominal obesity. They are found in children’s toys, pharmaceutical products, food containers, paints and hundreds of other consumer goods. A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology in 2009 found that phthalates disrupt a hormone receptor that influences lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.

PFOA is commonly found in nonstick cookware made from Teflon. Exposure to high levels of PFOA is linked to thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease and several cancers. It has been shown in studies to increase brown adipose tissue weight in mice. Studies have found the chemical is likely present in 98 percent of the U.S. population.

So it’s likely that if you are eating organic whole foods and are still dealing with weight gain or a have middle that’s softer than you’d like, it’s hidden obesogens that are a contributing factor. Avoid water bottled in plastics; and if you drink filtered water, determine whether the filtration system contains any BPA. You should chuck your nonstick cookware and plastic utensils and cook with cast iron and/or stainless cookware.

H/T: Naturalnews.com

When the lawless make the laws

Natural man fears chains more than he fears propaganda. But propaganda is the far greater despotism.

When men are in chains, they are aware of their slavery. But few understand the superior power of deception. Most people can be persuaded to do almost anything to their own detriment.

What we believe and act upon we consider our own free will. Nothing could be further from the truth. We as a people and a nation are subject to massive and continuous propaganda. So programmed are the masses that they become hostile to truth.

Democracy is a mask, a front for total power of an oligarchy ruling via forced persuasion. Such a system might be tolerable if the oligarchs had the people’s best interests at heart. But the focus of forced persuasion is to channel all social, economic and moral law to the federal establishment. The stated altruistic justification is the perpetual utilitarian argument that the majority can require and force the minority to self-sacrifice for what the establishment-created majority has determined to be the greater good.

But altruism is a farce and a ruse. Altruism is the very foundation of statist propaganda and power that the individual must place his interests, including his property, beneath the “need” of the collective (state). In our time this is called “in the public interest.”

The term “public interest” translates into the government interest always. Therefore, the army of federal judges and politicians claim to act in the “public interest,” and they would tell you in a minute that they do everything in the “public interest.” This is a deception that few unravel mainly because of the self-deception of altruism. As long as an individual believes that he is obligated to share his property and produce for the “common good,” he is in reality no longer an individual but a part of the collective slaves of the state. Altruism motivates people to self-sacrifice. This is why altruism is at the root of all governments. Governments must instill self-sacrifice to solidify political power.

Unmasked, democracy is a study of power attained through persuasion instead of physical conquest. Think how many have died for this farce.

The nature of government is to perpetually grow. And the nature of politics and politicians is to seek wealth, power and aggrandizement. They represent government, not you.

Governments and politicians mask their agendas and create illusions to deceive and misrepresent. Governments, bureaucrats and politicians look upon the public as a herd that should be deceived and led for the benefit of government and the elite.

The public has been trained to think in terms of what is legal and what is illegal. The politicians and their elite bosses operate above the law and outside the law. This is contempt for the people.

Politicians, bureaucrats, judges and their friends are untouchables. Yes, occasionally one or two are sacrificed on the altar in the name of “justice,” but it is nothing more than a ruse that keeps the system in place.

The saturation point is coming, and it can’t be stopped. Sociopathic political behavior self-destructs over time. Satan rends himself. Ethics and decency in politics are anathema. A politician is not a statesman, and a statesman is not a politician.

Politics is power, and politics creates predators. Money has surpassed self-worth and dignity. Politics in America is incest with the government. Do we hear politicians warning Americans that the money creators are destroying their savings, their retirement and their purchasing power, as well as that of future generations?

The system is now beyond resolution. We are in the final stages of economic, social and moral collapse.

Investment banks have made billions while destroying America. They create financial products that are designed to fail, market them to the unsuspecting and then take short positions against them. They are a show-me-the-money culture, and the system protects them in their financial crimes. The great recession is their handiwork.

The word “conspiracy” is an establishment word used to imprison multitudes of nonviolent people (who are not in favor of the power structure) and confiscate their property outright without due process and under a feigned color of law. The politicians know this.

This is no different from the old Star Chamber motivated by the word “treason” (today it is “conspiracy”). Then came the thumbscrew and the rack to extract confession and an excuse to hang the victim. So what’s the difference today?

There are clearly privileged classes in America, those in political power backed by illegal police power. They act against the people outside the law and the Constitution. My friends, it has become so obvious.

While we slept, the political regime has shifted the “burden of proof” to the defendant. One is entrapped, charged and prosecuted under hundreds of laws and statutes he didn’t know existed. The “justice” system with its never-empty purse is brought to bear against the “defendant,” who often has seen his assets frozen even without a conviction and has been separated from his livelihood, rendering him unable to mount a defense.

This is the new democracy. Democracy is rule of the rabble by the elite.

The possibility of reform has passed. The point of saturation of the full measure of disgust is near. Sparks can trigger revolution.

Morality has collapsed. Politicians, federal judges and prosecutors will eat their young for fiat money, power and aggrandizement. They all have a lawyer Ponzi mentality.

The soul of America has been penetrated with toxic greed. Political rigor mortis is everywhere. The state is collapsing of its own corruption.

Politicians, beware, you “elected” vipers!

Protect your money from confiscation

Dear Bob,

In one of your earlier newsletter you mentioned that there is going to be a Bail in to confiscate depositors Bank Accounts in 2015 to pay for all the Bank Bailouts, do you have a time frame as to when this going to occur ? What do you recommend to avoid this?

Jean K.

Dear Jean,

In December 2012 the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the entity the ensures U.S. bank deposits) and the Bank of England issued a joint report that described the plan by the FDIC, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve to protect against the “failure of globally active, systemically important, financial institutions.” This plan involved the confiscation of deposits by “exchanging or converting a sufficient amount of the unsecured debt from the original creditors [depositors] of the failed company into equity. In the U.S., the new equity would become capital in one or more newly formed operating entities. In the U.K., the same approach could be used, or the equity could be used to recapitalize the failing financial company itself — thus, the highest layer of surviving bailed-in creditors would become the owners of the resolved firm. In either country, the new equity holders would take on the corresponding risk of being shareholders in a financial institution.”

In other words, any deposits you have in the bank can and will be confiscated to stave off a collapse of the “too-big-to-fails,” should we find ourselves in a situation similar to that we saw in the fall of 2008. This is similar to the action taken in Cyprus in order to bail out the European Union banksters when the Cypriot economy collapsed.

I cannot say when it will occur. Collapses can and do happen gradually. But once the panic sets in, all bets are off. It will be too late to try to salvage your money.

While I cannot give you specific advice, my recommendation has long been to keep in the bank only enough money necessary to cover immediate bills. Keep cash on hand to cover several months’ worth of expenditures. Convert the rest to gold and silver. For silver I recommend pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars.

Your retirement if you have a pension, a 401(k) or an IRA is also in danger of confiscation. I long ago took the penalty and withdrew my 401(k) to protect it.

Best wishes,

Bob

Obama uses SOTU address to propose more unconstitutional boondoggles

In his State of the Union address (I did not watch it but waited on the transcript to be released, since it’s less painful that way — as well as less time consuming), President Barack Obama proposed all manner of boondoggles to be paid for out of the public treasury.

He offered free college, affordable (whatever that means) child care, funding for disease research and free Internet. He wants to set wages and force businesses to offer additional benefits.

What he did not say is how this is to be paid for. He also did not say where the authority for the federal government’s offering such things and meddling in business matters is found in the Constitution.

The answer, of course, is money printing for the former and the Constitution no longer matters for the latter.

Obama’s plan is simply to print more money to do things that the federal government is not authorized to do.

But stupid Americans do not see this. They see “free,” and they think free means free.

Money printing is inflation. Inflation means the prices for everything increase. Inflation means people — specifically the middle class that Obama claims to want to help — are further impoverished. Their savings are decimated.

The people are slow to realize the sinister purpose of inflating the currency. The purpose of fiat paper money is a tax on the population that doesn’t have to be collected or enforced. The state simply has to inflate the currency by printing more paper money.

Inflation or depreciation of the currency is a monetary plague that attacks the spenders and the savers. Your wealth is taken without a gun to your head and the crowd even clamors for inflation, while the politicians (Democrats and Republicans) use inflation to buy votes and political power.

The Founders, of course, warned about the insipid nature of taxes and inflation and were quite clear on what the government could and could not do.

In Federalist No. 39, James Madison wrote, “[T]he most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.”

In “Rights of Man,” Thomas Paine wrote:

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.

Regarding the powers of the federal government, Madison — who is known as the father of the Constitution — remarked as a congressman in 1794: “[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

In a letter to Edmund Pendleton, he wrote: “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”

Of course, the Constitution has not mattered to politicians — or to most Americans — for more than 150 years.

Sodium bicarbonate is an aid to life and health

The only way to extend life expectancy is to keep the pH slightly alkaline. This can be accomplished with sodium bicarbonate.

Drinking tap water or any demineralized water is going to take one to his grave a lot faster than drinking high-alkaline, high-pH, highly mineralized water. Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. Acidity prevents the liver and pancreas from regulating blood sugar, making the risk of diabetes and cancer increase. Believe it or not, low-cost sodium bicarbonate is the answer for too much acid in the body.

Most normal adults who eat ordinary Western diets likely have chronic, low-grade acidosis, which increases with age. This excess acid, or acidosis, is thought to contribute to many diseases and to intensify the aging process. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids in the body.

Please keep in mind that the pH of general body acid should be slightly alkaline in a range of 7.3 to 7.7. But the stomach acid is very different. It has to be very acidic for health, ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 pH.

High stomach acid is needed for proper food digestion. Never, ever take antacids of any kind, regardless of what TV advertising says. If you have “acid indigestion,” take betaine hydrochloride. I have used both the NOW Foods and the Standard Process product lines. Both are good.

The acid/alkaline balance is one of the most overlooked aspects of health. Yet the American public is heavily acidic, and few doctors ever pay any attention to it. The acidity of the body is directly related to the aging process. Death is the final saturation of the body with acid.

For many therapeutic uses for sodium bicarbonate, get the book “Sodium Bicarbonate, Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy” by Dr. Mark Sircus. What you learn there will both shock and surprise you.

The battle for your mind

Who rules America? Not the people, but they believe that they do.

It is far easier for the establishment to rule as long as they can keep the people thinking that they rule themselves. U.S. elections are a sham, and U.S. politicians are a disgrace. But as long as people can vote, they feel convinced that they can influence government.

The recent win by the establishment in the vote to retain Weeper John Boehner as speaker, the revised proposal by Republican senators to bring in millions of immigrants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs that do not exist, and the touting of Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush in the mainstream media as front-runners for the GOP presidential nomination should have put that lie to bed. But people don’t think for themselves. They think what the controlled media tells them to think.

We are imprisoned by our thoughts as they are prescribed by the elites. And sadly, most people have no clue that they don’t know or what they don’t know and believe they know far more than others in the crowd around them. They live their whole lives believing they make choices as they are free to do when they are making choices only as prescribed by the system and to the benefit of the state.

People often question my claim that the mass media is equally responsible for mass manipulation, together with the politicians and ecumenical religious leaders. What you may or may not know, however, is this simple fact: One-world government and one-world religion (this is something I will deal with in future articles) requires one-world propaganda. Until one understands this fact, one cannot read between the lines or otherwise decipher mass media reports, and thus begin to make sense of the “global loonies” and their “globaloney.”

Six mega-corporations control 90 percent of all that you read, watch or hear. This is down from more than 50 companies 30 years ago. Here is a graphic that shows how it works.

The so-called “journalists” from those organizations operate in an echo chamber founded by a left-wing activist, Billy Wimsatt.

More than 1,000 of these front-line “journalists” and editorialists from such organizations as CNN, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Thomson Reuters, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, U.S. News & World Report, among others — along with members of progressive (i.e., socialist/communist) think tanks and activist organizations like the Center for Media and Democracy, the American Legislative Issue Campaign Exchange and the American Sustainable Business Council — are members of a secretive and closed Google group called Gamechanger Salon in which they meet online to exchange information, ideas and strategy to promote progressive ideas, policies and candidates.

Almost all major television media currently have strong ties to the Obama administration and government agencies. CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood both have siblings employed by Obama’s National Security Council working on policy issues. CNN’s Virginia Moseley is married to Tom Nides, former deputy secretary of State who worked under Hillary Clinton at the time of the Benghazi attacks. Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is married to ABC reporter Claire Shipman. Carney is now a contributor for CNN. NPR’s White House correspondent, Ari Shapiro, is married to Michael Gottlieb, who works in the White House counsel’s office. Vice President Joe Biden’s communications director is Shailigh Murray, a former reporter for The Washington Post who is married to Neil King, one of the Wall Street Journal’s top political reporters.

But it’s not confined to the Obama administration. George Stephanopoulos, the chief anchor and chief political reporter at ABC News, is a former Democrat operative and Bill Clinton communications director and senior policy adviser. He’s also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The CFR, according to the late Carroll Quigley (himself a CFR member) in his book “Tragedy and Hope,” “… is the American Branch of a society which originated in England, and which believes that national boundaries should be obliterated, and a one-world rule established.”

For more than eight decades, most cabinet posts for both Republican and Democrat presidents, as well as past presidents, vice presidents and presidential candidates are/were CFR members. These include Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Jack Kemp, Geraldine Ferraro, George H.W. Bush (who was also CIA), Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, Mario Cuomo, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Bill Bradley, John Kerry, Al Gore, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Newt Gingrich, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. The CFR’s membership list is a Who’s Who of the heads of the State Departments and senior presidential advisers past and present.

In the media, Fox News star Charles Krauthammer is a CFR member, as is Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Paula Zahn, Bill Moyers, James Zogby (of the Zogby poll) and Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Former George W. Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino is a Fox News co-host and political commentator. Nina Easton of Fortune Magazine and a frequent Fox News contributor is married to Russell Schriefer, a Republican operative who was Mitt Romney’s senior adviser in 2012.

The late Tim Russert, who hosted NBC’s “Meet the Press” for 17 years until his death in 2008, was a former Democrat operative and worked previously for Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo.

Under the Bush regime, we learned that syndicated broadcast host Armstrong Williams was paid $240,000 by the Department of Education to promote the No Child Left Behind Act. In 2004, the Department of Health and Human Services disseminated a propaganda video promoting the Medicare prescription drug law that ended with the tagline “In Washington, I’m Karen Ryan reporting.” This video and several like it were run by local television stations as news clips without disclosing its source. This was blatant government propaganda that violated U.S. law, and it was shut down by an inspector general.

In October, a German reporter revealed in a book titled “Gekaufte Journalisten” (translates to “Bought Journalism”) that most of the national journalists work for intelligence agencies like the CIA, Germany’s Bundasnachrichtendienst (BND), Israel’s Mossad and Great Britain’s MI6.

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte told American Free Press that “typically, intelligence agencies use ‘unofficial covers’ — people working for the agency but not actually on its payroll as agents. It is a broad, loose network of ‘friends,’ doing one another favors. Many are lead journalists from numerous countries. This informality provides plausible deniability for both sides, but it means an ‘unofficial cover,’ as Ulfkotte became, is on his own if captured.”

Reporters get large sums of money, gifts, public recognition, significant career advancement and open doors to the elite policymakers in the Trilateral Commission (an arm of the CFR), Atlantik-Brücke, the Aspen Institute and German Marshall Fund of the United States in exchange for information obtained through spying. Those who don’t cooperate are fired.

Utfkottee told RT: “We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what’s really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are pushing for war with Russia and western journalists are putting on their helmets… I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this. Although my superiors at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung approved of what I did, I’m still to blame. But yes, to my knowledge I am the first to accuse myself and to prove many others are to blame.”

James Foley, the journalist allegedly beheaded by ISIS, was likely CIA and definitely had ties to the CIA front group USAID. If indeed he was beheaded, he learned firsthand what “on his own if captured” really means.

It is common knowledge that CNN’s Anderson Cooper was (is? It’s conventional wisdom that once one is CIA he is always CIA) CIA before he took his CNN gig. National Review founder William F. Buckley was also CIA (and a CFR member), and it’s likely the CIA funded the startup of his neocon publication, National Review. His son Christopher revealed in a book that Buckley maintained CIA ties after he began running the magazine.

So-called “feminist icon,” political activist and founder of Ms. magazine Gloria Steinem is also CIA — and a communist.

Fox News, the go-to site for most conservatives looking for “news” that is “fair and balanced,” is partially owned (7 percent stake) by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Talal has claimed in speeches that he’s made calls to Fox majority owner Rupert Murdock, a member of the CFR (who is Australian and whose British news agencies were involved in an illegal phone hacking scandal), to influence the network’s reporting on Muslim affairs.

The talking head commentators you see on television spinning the various pro-state, pro-war memes — particularly on Fox — are neocons and decepticons who earn paychecks from various think tanks funded by various corporations, co-ops and foreign governments, as are the “experts” testifying before Congressional committees and lobbyists buying favors from Congressweasels and government agencies.

Foreign relations, the key aim of the CFR, was the entry for globalism to destroy American sovereignty and independence.

Globalism as a permanent aspect of American government was enshrined in the 1920s, beginning with the Wilson administration and World War I and culminating in an irrevocable, imperialistic, military presence all over the world. Globalism is the ultimate form of collectivism.

This should help you to better understand why politicians and their media enablers continue to advocate for policies contrary to the best interests of America and its people.

The globalists plan to import great masses of Third World people to take American jobs at starvation wages and thus finish off the middle class once and for all. As part of the implementation, all sorts of Third World diseases are being introduced to the U.S., from West Nile virus to Ebola to the norovirus.

Also, as the Democrats discovered, and as the establishment branch of the Republicans seeks to take advantage of, Third Worlders make a wonderful voter base for the expansion of national collectivism. Coming from socialist hellholes, they clamor for nanny-state socialist programs and anti-gun legislation that are anathema to conservative Americans.

Unlimited immigration is phase two of the “free trade” movement, the first phase of which exported American manufacturing jobs and companies to Third World nations. By this method the globalists circumvent the American political process (another notorious CFR “end run around national sovereignty,” as CFR member Richard Gardner described it in 1974), for certainly very few Americans would vote to revolutionize America to create a nation that doesn’t speak English or embrace American values of hard work, independence and self-reliance.

The globalist mass media must be decoded on our terms — on the basis of our original politics, our original culture, our original beliefs and our original traditions. Unless one approaches the mass media in this way, one does not have the tools to keep from being brainwashed by globalism, even if it is called “democratic” globalism.

The need to conceal evil is becoming less necessary as the American people themselves continue to become more perverted. Democracy is all about the transformation of human beings to the animal farm of mass mental brutalization where they are conditioned to defend their worst betrayers.

There is a battle for your mind over who will control America. The truth is in plain sight for those who seek it. But none do inside the MSM because that is their death knell (see Helen Thomas and Sharyl Attkisson). That is why the elites want to control the Internet and shut down alternative media.

Operation Desert Storm was the beginning of perpetual war

At 6:28 p.m. EST on Jan. 16, 1991 (that’s 24 years ago tomorrow), the U.S. launched the beginning of perpetual war when it attacked military targets in Iraq — specifically around Baghdad — and Kuwait with helicopters, warplanes and Tomahawk missiles to begin Operation Desert Storm.

The invasion followed months of buildup, “coalition building” and propagandizing by George H.W. Bush about how Iraq’s supposedly vaunted army would pose a formidable challenge to U.S. military power. It was designed to drive Iraqi forces from Kuwait, and Bush repeatedly emphasized that removing Saddam Hussein from power was not the objective.

Saddam’s forces had invaded Kuwait because that country was stealing Iraqi oil using a method of horizontal drilling and because Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates were flouting OPEC production quotas, which was driving down the cost of oil.

U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie told Saddam, “We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.” Saddam, who was America’s agent of opposition against Iran during the 1980s and on the CIA’s payroll, saw this as a green light to deploy his U.S- and NATO-supplied, trained and funded military against Kuwait, which had no military to speak of.

A cease-fire was ordered by Bush on Feb. 28 after the Iraqi army was decimated on the Highway of Death.

On Feb. 24, the CIA-operated Voice of Free Iraq radio station began encouraging Iraqis to topple Saddam with the implication that the U.S. would help their efforts. The Shiite population and the Kurds took the message to heart. But they were outgunned because many of Saddam’s attack helicopters, tanks and artillery pieces had survived U.S. bombardment. The opposition was no match for the Iraqi helicopters and tanks, and Bush turned his back on the insurgents when they asked for help.

The U.S. government and others claimed Iraq forces used chemical agents on the rebels around Basra and Karbala to quell the uprising, but the U.N. found no evidence that had occurred.

For the next 12 years, U.S. troops were stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; and U.S. and NATO planes flew thousands of sorties over Iraq in a constant state of war. Conventional wisdom tells us that the U.S. presence in Saudi Arabia was the reason for the 9/11 attack.

George W. Bush, or Bush the younger, used 9/11 as an excuse to attack Iraq once again in 2003.

With U.S. drones still bombing sites in Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Iraq (among other places) and U.S. troops and U.S.-paid mercenaries fighting in several of them, the U.S. has been at war in the Middle East for 24 years straight with no end in sight.

Vitamin D, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Here is another one for vitamin D. By now you are likely soaked with vitamin information. Well, here is one to consider: Our aging population is producing larger numbers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many of you have already experienced this in your families.

Blood levels of vitamin D should be checked in seniors and can be done by any commercial lab. Those with low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin receptors in the brain are directly involved with memory and brain health. Dr. Bruce West, in his November 2014 issue of “Health Alert,” recommends that we use fermented cod liver oil in the form of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil (five capsules daily). Dr. West also recommends coconut oil with cod liver oil daily if you have low levels of vitamin D. He recommends using Omega Virgin Coconut Oil only.

What’s a good Republican voter to do now?

Republican voters believed they had sent a message to Washington in November when they voted to increase the GOP majority in the House and give Republicans a Senate majority for the first time since 2007.

If a message was sent, it was not received. Weeper of the House of John Boehner got only a token challenge for his speakership. Most of the new freshmen sent to Congress to change the status quo in the House turned into congressweasels before they’d even moved their furniture into their new Capitol Hill offices. That’s even quicker than usual. Normally, they hold out a few months before they turn into undead psychopaths out for perks, power and the aggrandizement of the establishment.

Even though polls showed 60 percent or more of Republican voters wanted a new speaker of the House to replace the orange-tinged faux conservative, and even though reports were that congressional phone lines, faxes and emails were ringing off the hook or bulging with calls to oust Boehner, all but 25 of the so-called “conservatives” in the House bowed to the establishment and voted to grow government and continue to capitulate to the undocumented usurper currently despoiling the people’s House. The elites, as always, held on to their power.

Boehner moved quickly to retaliate against his challengers for being so uppity as to deign to vote as their constituents demanded. It sends a message that you toe the party line, regardless of your conscience or the wishes of the voters. Retaliation of that sort is small-minded, petty and a sign of profound insecurity. It’s also part of the nature of the psychopathy that draws people to politics. They go to Washington for prestige, payola and privilege; and they retire rich. Any perceived threat to this reality must be crushed, and crushed quickly, lest it take root.

Boehner is now beginning his third term as speaker. He had promised to serve only one. Of course, he’s promised a lot of other things over the past several years and not delivered. Like most of the political class, for Boehner a promise is good only so long as it is useful to fool enough voters to result in another term. Once the election’s behind them, they go back to the business of legislating more pork for their cronies — so that some can be kicked back into their pockets — and growing fascist government. He’s still trying to fool people by rejecting claims he’s part of the “establishment.”

The capitulators came up with all manner of justifications for selling out to the establishment. Rep. Mo Brooks, now a former Tea Party favorite from North Alabama, was excoriated on his Facebook page after he posted his excuse for casting a vote for Boehner:

Despite serious reservations, today I voted for John Boehner for House Speaker because there was no better option before me. I would have loved the opportunity to elect a principled Speaker who shares Alabama’s conservative values. Unfortunately, that was not a viable option because we lack the votes to elect such a Speaker… I don’t support chaos and government shutdowns. I believe it unwise and counterproductive for the GOP Congress’ first act to be a dysfunctional inability to elect a Speaker followed by chaos… Hence, the best option was voting for House Speaker John Boehner. So I did…

The post drew almost 900 responses, the vast majority of them negative. Tony Lauffer’s response was typical: “Mo Brooks: The REASON no conservative candidate had a chance is because SPINELESS, GUTLESS, UNPRINCIPLED PEOPLE LIKE YOU FAILED TO GET BEHIND ONE EARLY AND PROMOTE THEM!!!! YOU SHOULD BE RECALLED BY THE GOOD, CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA!!!!”

Unfortunately for Brooks’ constituents, there is no provision for recalling a candidate in Alabama.

Mia Love, a darling of the Tea Party and conservatives, at least before Wednesday, sounded much like Brooks in a Washington Examiner interview. “There were no qualified or notable campaigns for speaker within the Republican Party other than John Boehner,” Love said. “Casting a vote for a candidate who has not actively campaigned and does not have the support to be speaker is an indirect vote for Nancy Pelosi, and I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi.”

To paraphrase Dame Clinton, what difference does it make? After the vote, Boehner was photographed hugging and smooching on his predecessor, Pelosi — an awkward, if not revealing, moment.

The status quo of the political monopoly remains. The government wins again. Whoever wins, you lose. Politicians are politicians under any brand. They are paid and pensioned by Washington. Where do you think that their loyalties lie?

The quicker we come to terms with reality about politics in America, the closer we come to serious action to restore freedom of the individual. Conservatives need to quit playing the part of an ever-returning battered spouse and recognize the Republican elites will just slap you around again next time a vote on an important liberty-related issue arises.

The government and its politicians are at war with us and they are the only ones that recognize it. How many Americans actually know that government hit men can arrest you, search you without a warrant, seize property without cause and not return it, and freeze bank accounts so that legal defense can’t be hired. All this and they may never charge you with a crime.

We are fully aware that few people can grasp the limits of freedom imposed upon Americans. We have been taught “freedom and democracy” so long that we love big brother no matter what.

So what is a good Republican voter to do?

First and foremost, he must come to terms with the fact that voting for more Republicans to send to Washington will not change the status quo. Who remembers how big and how fast government grew under the “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush when he had a Republican Congress? In seven years under Bush, federal spending jumped from $1.86 trillion in 2001 to $2.98 trillion in 2008, a jump of 60 percent or a growth rate of 7 percent.

Bush and Republicans gave us No Child Left Behind, the USA Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, perpetual war and bailouts. Those measures are certainly not conservative by any stretch of the imagination.

Though it is certainly no guarantee for success, Republican voters should concentrate on finding candidates for state and local elections who will uphold the Constitution they swear to uphold and who are willing to take a bold stand for state’s rights and against federal tyranny. It’s at the state level that nullification of unconstitutional federal laws is to take place, as outlined by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in 1789.

If you feel you must take on national issues, push for term limits and the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

Gradualism — a glacial move away from federalism led by national politicians who used and continue to use the Federal Treasury to buy votes and reward crony corporations and intrude into state issues, and used by an activist federal judiciary — has turned republicanism on its head and into a fascist system of tyranny and oppression. To peacefully restore constitutional governance will be a gradual and difficult process, and its probability of success remains in doubt.

The immune system and the heart

We don’t typically think of a weak immune system as having much to do with heart health, but undetected viruses and other antigens can prey on the cardiovascular system.

Natural medicine offers the most effective treatment against viruses, compared to the prescription drug Interferon, which has caused more suicides than all other drugs combined throughout history. The goal, along with correcting the diet and digestion, is to boost the natural killer cells to combat the virus. This can be done quite nicely with a synergistic combination of botanicals.

When considering heart disease and immunity, one also needs to consider liver function. C-reactive protein (CRP) is made in the liver as a response to inflammation. If your CRP test comes back normal while other markers for atherosclerosis are present, it could be due to fatty liver, the use of multiple drugs or other issues that impair liver function.

When the liver is impaired, it simply won’t crank out the CRP like it should, and lab levels for CRP will come back normal. Likewise, statin drugs lower CRP.

Another heart culprit is the amino acid homocysteine, which destroys arterial walls and promotes atherosclerosis. Most people understand high homocysteine levels to be related to B vitamin deficiencies, but too little stomach acid and the use of estrogen creams and birth control pills can also raise homocysteine.

A lesser-known culprit is poor liver function, when the liver’s methylation pathway is not functioning. Therefore, this pathway should always be supported in conjunction with the usual homocysteine-lowering therapies. Methly-B12 and Metacrin DX both support clearing the liver’s methylation pathway.

Hormones and the heart

When we think of hormones, we typically think of the sex hormones and how clumsily they function for many people. But what most provokes atherosclerosis is a less glamorous but exceptionally touchy hormone that we tend to abuse: insulin.

After years of a high-carb, sugar-laden diet that calls on the pancreas repeatedly to flood the system with insulin, the body’s cells become insulin-resistant. This leaves excess amounts of insulin circulating through the bloodstream, leading to high blood pressure, thicker blood (which can gum up the cardiovascular system) and an increase of the enzyme activity that elevates cholesterol.

What is money and from where does it come?

The myth of money is so cleverly concealed that no one even bothers to inquire. I doubt seriously if members of the Federal Reserve board know what money is and whom it serves.

I know they didn’t 40 or 50 years ago. In fact, the late Merrill Jenkins, the monetary realist who wrote the book “Money, The Greatest Hoax on Earth,” proved in court that Federal Reserve members called as witnesses and their counsel did not know what money is or from where it comes. They could not explain it and could not define it under cross examination.

The method of money creation is witchcraft. It has been witchcraft for thousands of years. Modern economists and sophisticated eggheads only imagine that they understand money.

Yet nothing that affects our lives could be so all-important.

Money is not a dull subject. The study of money is a study of tyranny. It makes a mockery out of human freedom, property ownership and the accumulation of wealth. Once we understand money, we then know that any imagined personal freedom that we have is a license or privilege given by the government and taken away by the government. The purpose of money is to transfer wealth from the producers (the people) to the nonproducer money creators.

John Maynard Keynes revealed a lot in his book “Consequences of the Peace,” published in 1920. He stated, “If governments should refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud upon the people can be concealed no longer.”

Keynes said in this statement that the system of income tax covers the fraud of the government printing press. What does this mean? It means that the government and its partner the Federal Reserve are printing money (creating credit) out of nothing and paying it into circulation for whatever the government wants, whether that be a fleet of ships or an army to attack Russia. In fact, all wars fought since the 1900s began are nothing more than bankster wars.

To cover the fraud of massive confiscation of wealth with printing press money, we have an income tax system. The income tax system has a very serious purpose. But contrary to what Americans think, the income tax has absolutely nothing to do with funding the government.

The income tax is a consumption tax. The income tax regulates consumption. Note Keynes’ word “regulation” in the aforementioned quote. The income tax system penalizes those who are successful. It is a social and economic leveling system.

The income tax also is used to take as much “money” out of circulation as possible. The more “money” taken out through the income tax, the more the money creators can create. The less “money” there is, the better it keeps its imagined value.

The federal government funds itself with “printing press money.” The income tax does not fund the federal government. Almost nobody knows this, but it is extremely important to understand. The power to create money is the source of government force and bureaucratic tyranny in our lives.

In 1945, Beardsley Ruml, the chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank during World War II, gave an amazing and revealing speech to the American Bar Association in which he explained the operation of our monetary and tax system in a most enlightening way. His speech was published in a periodical named American Affairs in its January 1946 issue.

From the article titled “Taxes For Revenue Are Obsolete,” is this quote:

Mr. Ruml read this paper before the American Bar Association during the last year of the war (World War II). It attracted then less attention than it deserved and is even more timely now, with the tax structure undergoing change for peacetime. His thesis is that given (1) control of a central banking system and (2) an inconvertible currency, a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and need no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. All taxation, therefore, should be regarded from the point of view of social and economic consequences.

In other words, the government just prints the money it needs to accomplish its move toward collectivism and egalitarianism.

Ruml’s direct quote was, “The necessity for a government to tax in order to maintain both its independence and solvency is true for state and local governments, but it is not true for a national government.”

What does all this mean to us? It means that we live under an authoritarian system and we are at its mercy. The federal government has monopoly power to create money (credit or debt) backed by force. And it disguises this system from the people with the income tax system as explained above. Simply stated, corporate government is transferring unbelievable and unimaginable wealth to itself with “money” that it creates and which costs it nothing. Does this not make “organized crime” look like Sunday school? The true purpose of money is to expropriate wealth.

This is how and why world wars are financed that cost millions of young lives. This is how social and economic policy is forged into so-called public policy, a euphemism for government social engineering and government force.

“Public policy” is government force in our lives based on monopoly power to create “money.”

For a follow-up study, order Jenkins’ book “Money, The Greatest Hoax on Earth” from Amazon if you can find and afford it. The book is no longer in print and difficult to find. I’ve seen copies priced above $300 on Amazon in years past, but they are currently listed at $17 to $40. Or we have reproduced transcripts from one of Jenkins’ lectures on money in which he describes the court case mentioned above, along with an explanation of what money is, is not, and how the Federal Reserve is sanctioned theft. They are available here.

A truth about the central bank

Here is a truth that is understood by fewer than one in 10 million people. It is beyond comprehension how so-called economists and learned men completely ignore and are absolutely indifferent to the fact that no country with a central bank is economically free.

As President James A. Garfield said, “He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.” Any child who is not yet brain dead, as adults are, can understand this simple, indelible, unalterable truth.

All national fronts have a central bank and all central banks are interdependent and all cooperate in the rulership of the world. They not only rule the world, they own the world. You as an individual may possess something, but you don’t own it.

The central banks own everything in existence, including the universities, the medical schools, the media and the organized church. And they own the thoughts of the people and the intents of their hearts. (I will cover how this works in future articles.)

The fact that most people on this Earth are oblivious to this truth should prove to any rational mind that millions of people live their lives in an unconscious state of mind. This fact is a monument to the power of propaganda.

Doubtless, Edward L. Bernays is smiling from hell.

Note from the Editor: As a reader you deserve to know the truth behind the economic disaster America faces. I’ve arranged for readers to get free copies of two books that reveal the sinister plot by the US Government to steal our wealth—a plot Merrill Jenkins, Sr. (the Original Monetary Realist) tried to expose at great risk. His books are hard to find, but these books include rare transcripts from his lectures. Click here for your free copies.

Probing Web privacy risk

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the January 2000 issue in which I warned readers about the growing surveillance state and of a time to come (which is now here) when all of your data is compiled and held in one place.

With a telephone and access to the Internet, anyone can profile the details of your life. Anyone can dig up bank account data, unlisted and cellular telephone numbers, salaries, rent, telephone numbers which you frequently call, driving records, stocks and bonds owned and most sensitive of all, Social Security numbers which allow access to people’s most private data. Simple internet correspondence can be tracked. Microsoft Office 97 software, with 100 million users worldwide, has a unique numeric code embedded in every copy, which leaves a digital watermark on all documents you print. The geek D.L. Smith who created the Melissa virus was caught because the virus itself retained the embedded Microsoft code, leaving a digital trail for detectives to follow.

A stalker used the worldwide web to find and kill his victim. He used online research services to track her. One research agency said that the information that it sells is gathered from public sources such as court or motor vehicle records.

The stalker used online research services to get his girlfriend’s birthdate, Social Security number, address and the location of the dentist office where she worked and where he killed her. Federal law protects internet service providers from liability for material posted on websites.

Our fear is government snoops. It seems like your Social Security number makes you the most vulnerable.

The proposed merger or affiliation of insurance companies, banks and stockbrokers through legislation would allow these companies to merge their massive computerized databases. This will permit detailed surveillance of your personal habits on a scale unimaginable even by any secret police agency in human history.

If this financial industry deregulation, which is about to be passed with massive congressional support and President Clinton, becomes law, forget about any personal privacy in America. The American Congress is a rubber stamp for big government and big business. I think I will throw up the next time someone tells me to “go vote” or to “write my congressman.”

Now personal profiles will be exchanged at will without your knowledge. According to the Los Angeles Times of October 26, 1999, Ed Yingling, the chief lobbyist for the American Bankers Association, told The New York Times, “I would say this is probably the most heavily lobbied, most expensive issue that Congress ever has dealt with. This was our top issue for a long time. The resources devoted to it were huge, and we fought for it tooth and nail.” Yes, $163 million was spent by the financial industry lobbying in the past two years, much of it to the major congressional players.

Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, the top democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, received $325,124 between 1993 and 1998 from the insurance industry. The insurance industry gave the committee chairman Phil Gramm of Texas $496,610. Gramm also got $760,000 from the securities industry and $407,956 from the bankers.

The leading presidential candidates of both parties have all received massive contributions from the financial industry. It’s the government, the politicians and big business against the American people. It is gang rape! Americans are only units of commerce.

Hiding high fructose corn syrup in plain sight

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a cheap, non-food filler. It contains no nutrition — only calories.

Americans are becoming increasingly health conscience and increasingly wise to scams perpetrated by Big Food. As such, they are consciously consuming less HFCS. So food manufacturers have been forced to change their methods.

Some have eliminated HFCS in some products and labeled them as such. Others are attempting to hide it in plain sight. General Mills falls in the latter category.

General Mills has updated its popular Chex cereal with vanilla flavoring and claims on the box that the cereal contains no HFCS. But the ingredient list tells a different story. One ingredient is listed is “isolated fructose.” What is that?

It is simply a name change for a product previously named HFCS-90, which means 90 percent pure fructose. As the Corn Refiners Association states: “A third product, HFCS-90, is sometimes used in natural and ‘light’ foods, where very little is needed to provide sweetness. Syrups with 90% fructose will not state high fructose corn syrup on the label [anymore], they will state ‘fructose’ or ‘fructose syrup.’”

HFCS is nothing more than a highly sweet, gloppy syrup produced from surplus corn discovered in the 1950s. By the 1970s, a means had been devised to mass produce it.

Because it was a cheap filler, it quickly began to be included in every processed food made: pizza, coleslaw, meat, bread, cakes, candies, soft drinks, etc. It was cheap to make and could be included in everything, making the production of all food cheaper.

HFCS does four things:

  • It blocks the assimilation of calcium. Have you ever heard of the osteoporosis epidemic in America? Most Americans chase their calcium supplement with a drink containing HFCS. Almost everyone over age 50 suffers from a dangerous loss of calcium.
  • HFCS causes cancer in test animals. It predisposes humans to cancer.
  • As a synthetic sugar, it bypasses the pancreas. This eventually causes the pancreas to shut down, leading to diabetes. Harvey Wiley, the first head of the Bureau of Chemistry (the forerunner of the Food and Drug Administration), warned of the deceptive marketing of glucose (which preceded HFCS) and other adulterated corn products and their introduction into food. He predicted a diabetes epidemic.
  • It causes obesity and is highly addictive.

The FDA approves its use, yet claims to look out for our health. It is a world-class scam and an attack on people’s health.

H/T: Natural Society

Personal Liberty’s 2015 agenda revealed

Greetings, friends and readers, to you and to this new year of 2015.

There will be many subjects to discuss this year, but all will have the theme of Personal Liberty: that is to help you improve your health, help you increase your wealth and help you to regain and retain your freedoms as granted by God and guaranteed under the Constitution.

I believe that health is attainable if one works at it. I also believe that a higher level of wealth is available to one if he works at it. And I believe personal liberty and Constitutional governance are available to us if we stick together and work at it… though we may to have go through the fire first to get there.

Let me explain: Health in America does not come easy. In fact, unless you are zealous and read constantly, you can expect no more than to become a drug junkie at the mercy of the medical establishment. The medical establishment includes the pharmaceuticals, the government (FDA, HHS, CDC, USDA), the insurance companies/Obamacare/Medicare and the controlled medical system.

The average person just doesn’t have a chance against this quartet of power and money. This medical cartel has to have your body as an economic unit in the medical chess game. The dollars flow according to how much “medical” persuasion it takes to manipulate you into a medical income. Health and “cures” do not relate to the cash flow of the medical establishment.

However, there is some excellence in the American medical system that has to do with trauma emergency care. Also, I think American bone and thoracic surgeons are superior. But we have to know what we can use to our benefit. We need to be aware that most American medical care is a drug culture used as a system of symptomology. They treat symptoms only.

Your personal goal should be to reverse sickness to wellness. No drug will do this, but millions are doing it through knowledge empowerment.

And money? Well, some people attract money and some people repel money. Yes, some people actually repel money. I have seen many people who repel money and you have, too. They could win the lottery and be broke again in days. But if you have a proclivity for knowledge and an inquiring mind, you can learn to attract rather than repel money. Fewer people than you can imagine have this quest.

There is plenty of money and wealth for everybody, but only a few people tune in to money and wealth. The rest follow the crowd; and because they are followers, they get only the detritus.

I get great entertainment from observing people and their understanding of subjects like religion, politics and money. In short, most people don’t have a clue and how they make it day to day is a mystery to me.

My mother used to say that the Lord takes care of drunks and fools. Well, that worked in her day; but I believe it’s more complicated now. We have the unprecedented problem of ignorance coupled with poverty and mass malnutrition, and they are getting worse. People are operating under a mass deception.

Speaking of deception, that’s how we are ruled. People have to be deceived to be the walking zombies that they are. Really, most people just move through space and time. What monotony when there is so much to learn and get excited about!

I surely hope that your resolution for the new year will be to read more. If you are too busy to read, you are just too busy and foolishly so. Reading has everything to do with your health, your wealth and your happiness on this Earth, which equate with your personal liberty.

I find that serious readers are scarce… very scarce. Let’s do away with the frivolity and nonsense and get into real living and the real world.

Simple people think frivolity is living. What a deception and what a waste. Read, read, read and insist that your children read. If your children are small, you read to them yourself. You will be surprised at how they will blossom and you will give them a passion for knowledge that will last the rest of their lives.

Our mind can make us healthy and wealthy as God intended if we don’t waste it. Your mind will create anything. But like a computer, it has to be programmed. Nothing in means nothing out!

So I have arrived at what I believe to be an absolute truth. It is that the difference in people is what they read and how much they read.

I have seen that many people avoid reading as if it were poison. They run from the very thing that could enhance their lives in every way.

I can talk to a person two minutes and tell his or her level of reading. I am astounded at what comes out of the mouths of some of my “highly educated” friends. No wonder that deception rules the world.

So my prayer for you in the new year is to read, read, read some more.

Knowledge is power. Lack of knowledge cedes power to the government. Bad governments stay in power through deception. Deception allows bad governments to gradually reduce human liberty.

They have a method to steal the people’s assets without hostile awareness over a long period of time with inflation and income tax. Understanding this is the first key to gaining and maintaining wealth.

The key to government power is gradualism. Anything can be accomplished over a long period of time. People accept their conditioning no matter what it is.

After reading and gaining knowledge, I have found that the very first step toward awareness is to become suspicious of all politicians. They do not have your best interests — or you liberty — at heart.

Happy New Year, dear readers.

Beware this scam

Dear Bob,

I have a question.  Do you know of something called a 770 account which keeps your funds safe from the government?

Frank and Jan

Dear Frank and Jan,

I have been asked this question a number of times lately, so I decided to explore it. It turns out the 770 account is simply an attempt by nefarious salespeople seeking to defraud you of your money or sell you a whole life insurance policy under another name. The 770 comes from IRS code 7702 which governs life insurance contracts. It is not new that money can be borrowed tax-free from whole life insurance policies and that the interest paid on the loan goes into the policy rather to a lending institution. However, unlike a bank, you cannot simply withdraw your money from a whole life policy without incurring a heavy fee. And if you miss your payment, the policy can be canceled and you lose what you have paid in. Don’t fall for this scam. In fact, you should avoid whole life policies altogether. Even Dave Ramsey says so.

Best wishes,
Bob

Alabama town exercises its freedom

A Wisconsin-based atheist group failed in its attempt to intimidate an Alabama community into taking down a Nativity scene that is erected each year near City Hall.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has, in fact, had little luck intimidating Alabamians despite repeated attempts to stop Christmas parades and pre-football game prayers. The attempt to get the town of Rainbow City, Alabama, to remove its Nativity scene backfired, as have FFRF’s previous attempts in Alabama.

The town initially removed the Nativity after receiving the group’s letter. But it was quickly returned to the spot it had occupied for years. In response to the group’s attempt, hundreds of town residents rallied despite frigid weather. Other attempts by FFRF to get Alabama communities to change their practices have also resulted in large groups rallying on behalf of their communities or schools.

“This is ‘Rainbow City,’ a city with a name that indicates (the) promise (from) Genesis 9:13, ‘I will set my bow in the clouds as a covenant between me and the earth,’” said State Sen. Phil Williams, who represents the town in the Alabama Senate, on his Facebook page. “The so-called ‘Freedom From Religion’ foundation is welcome to stay in Wisconsin and avoid being offended.”

The Nativity scene is not a violation of Alabama’s religious freedom law. It is also not a violation of the 1st Amendment to erect a Nativity scene (nor any other religious display), as Rainbow City is not Congress. Nor is it a violation under the activist judiciary-created “incorporation doctrine” as setting up a display does not “establish” a religion.

If every municipality or organization receiving a missive from the FFRF responded like Alabama communities have, the group would soon go away.

A Christmas sermon

Aaron Bancroft, a Revolutionary War veteran of the battles at both Lexington and Bunker Hill, an American clergyman and George Washington biographer, delivered the following Christmas sermon in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1818:

The human mind is prone to pass from one extreme to its opposite. This observation may be illustrated from the history of the Christian community. The Roman Catholic Church carried ceremonial observances in religious worship to extreme abuse. They canonized numerous saints, and appointed so many days to be religiously observed in honor of their memory, as greatly to interfere with the important business of society. Like the Pharisees of old, the rulers of this church, in its corrupt age, made religion essentially to consist in the superstitious observance of external forms; and public worship with them degenerated into a splendid but lifeless ceremonial service.

But when the English Church threw off the yoke of Popery, their rulers, in the opinion of many discerning and pious men, retained too many of the forms of the ecclesiastical establishment from which they separated. The ceremonies which they did preserve, were certainly enforced by measures which in their operation infringed the rights of private judgment, and violated the humane spirit of their religion.

Our ancestors, who fled from this imposition on conscience, associated with their disaffection to the dominating temper and the abusive practices of that hierarchy, a dislike to nearly all the circumstances common to its public services. Every instrument of music was excluded from houses of religious worship; and a form of ecclesiastical government and religious service was excluded from houses of religious worship; and a form of ecclesiastical government and religious service was adopted, the best suited, perhaps, to the infant state of the colony, but not fitted for a great and independent nation in the state of improved society.

Christmas was pre-eminently distinguished among the holy days of the Romish and the English church; and the general opposition of our forefathers to their superstitions and abuses was extended to this festival. They through several succeeding generations not only refused to join in the religious offices of the season, but they also scrupulously abstained on this anniversary from those articles of the table, which usually composed a part of a Christmas dinner.

We, their favored descendants, fondly cherish the highest veneration for their memories; we dwell with delight on their live of civil and religious liberty, on their piety and patriotism; our hearts are warmed by grateful recollections as often as we review the invaluable institutions which they have transmitted to us; and at the same time we rejoice that we are liberated from the prejudices which their situation rendered unavoidable Not feeling the pressure of that iron hand which bore heavily on them, we can calmly separate accidental circumstances from essential principles. With higher means of instruction, we can consistently drop the weak and indifferent appendages of their system, while we sacredly adhere to its sound and vital parts.

In respect to ceremonial observances, a more liberal spirit now prevails through our country. In many of our religious societies organs have been in introduced in church music; and in most of them other instruments are now used without giving offence. While, in the progress of society, all other institutions have their appropriate ornaments, many think, that if social worship be left without decoration, it will be destitute of those external attraction, which to a large portion of mankind are beneficial, if not necessary. And they imagine that embellishment may be introduced without corrupting the spirituality, or lessening the moral influence of public worship.

Situated as we are, may we not, without unreasonable bias, determine the degree of estimation in which Christmas services ought to be holden by a Christian community? The New Testament has not appointed anniversary services in commemoration of the birth of our Savior. If we celebrate this event, we should consider it as a privilege with which we are indulged, not as a duty divinely enjoined. This celebration is not by divine authority appointed; it is not by divine authority forbidden. Its expediency should be determined by its probable effects. We publicly commemorate the anniversary of our national independence; we publicly honor the memories of the benefactors of our country. Is it not then proper, that we should celebrate the advent of Emanuel into our world? Is any other event great in comparison with this? Has any other being appeared among men to whom we are under obligations of gratitude, when compared with him?

Should any object to the time of this celebration, on the plea, that we have not conclusive proof respecting the particular day on which our Savior was born, our answer is, the objection on the point before us has no force. Christ the Savior was born into our world; whether we celebrate his appearance on the precise day of his birth, or on some other, to a religious purpose is a circumstance of no importance. The Christian community in general entertain the same opinion respecting the time; if the event be publicly noticed, it is convenient, and therefore desirable, that there should be uniformity in the day of celebration.

The useful purposes contemplated by the religious observances of the season are these: to direct our serious attention to the great salvation, which Jesus Christ descended from heaven to publish to a sinful world; to excite in us suitable returns of gratitude for the inestimable privileges we possess as his disciples; to animate us to sustain with firmness and consistency the Christian profession; to inspire us with diligence in the cultivation of the Christian graces and virtues; and to insure our perseverance in the path towards Christian perfection.

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If war is on, who started it?

The NYPD union issued a statement in the wake of the assassination of two its officers in which it declared the department is at war. So if a war is on, who started it?

Police departments across the country have been arming themselves for war for years using the Department of Defense 1033 program, which transfers military weaponry to state and local police departments for free. We have been documenting this and other police abuses for months here on Personal Liberty Digest™ in our “Power of the State” section.

According to a recent report compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union that we told you about in June, local law enforcement has become more dangerous, more abusive and more militarized than ever. Under the DoD program, at least 500 American law enforcement agencies have received mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles built to withstand roadside bombs. Through the program, more than 17,000 police and sheriff’s departments have outfitted their SWAT units with military weaponry like rocket launchers, high-powered rifles, night-vision goggles, battle uniforms, bomb suits, tools for forced entry, armored vehicles, utility trucks and helicopters. More than $4.3 billion in military-grade equipment has been transferred from the DoD to local cops.

In Maricopa County, Arizona, hero-to-conservatives Sheriff Joe Arpaio has accumulated through the 1033 program 33 bomb suits, 704 units of night-vision equipment, 1,034 guns (712 of which are rifles), 42 forced-entry tools such as battering rams, 830 units of surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, 13,409 personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or uniforms, 120 utility trucks, 64 armored vehicles, four GPS devices, 17 helicopters and 21,211 other types of military equipment.

One of the requirements for law enforcement agencies to keep the military equipment is that it must be deployed. And SWAT units often deploy the MRAPs, night-vision equipment, high-powered rifles and forced-entry tools on simple drug raids in peaceful neighborhoods. In these raids, innocent people have been beaten and shot, and babies have had their faces blown off with flash bang grenades. Officers have even been known to shoot or stomp to death people’s dogs and parakeets. And often, no drugs are found in the house assaulted.

According to the ACLU’s report, the majority (62 percent) of SWAT deployments were drug searches. But SWAT deployments with military gear were also used to execute search warrants of suspects’ homes. In instances in which SWAT units were deployed, 54 percent of the time they were deployed on minorities.

There are many justifications employed by law enforcement to accrue this weaponry. But key among them is a fear of the people who support the Constitution and are unhappy with the direction of government. This fear, promoted by the Department of Homeland Security in bulletins sent to police agencies, was expressed by a deputy in Spokane, Washington, recently.

In Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, MRAPs, tear gas and other military gear were deployed on peaceful protesters. And while cops were assaulting protesters, they were letting looters have free reign to torch and vandalize businesses.

Cops across the country have developed an us-versus-them mentality. A lot of this mindset goes directly to the military training officers receive, whether through their previous military careers or from the DoD through the 1033 program or from DHS. Rather than treat people with respect during interactions, they often bark orders at them, lie to them, handcuff them without cause (allegedly for safety) and sometimes beat them or shoot them indiscriminately. Cops, prosecutors and judges are part of the system and protect each other at all costs.

Additionally, government at all levels is failing the people. The elected class serves the banksters, corporations and lobbyists rather than the interests of the voters. Their policies have increased unemployment, created massive debt and devalued the people’s savings. Under forfeiture laws, police are given free rein — encouraged, actually — to confiscate cash and property from people without proof of wrongdoing.

The police serve the elected class and are seen by the people who are suffering under the failed system as the enforcers of the failed system.

Robert Wenzel of the Economic Policy Journal calls the shooting of the two officers “Domestic Blowback.” He writes:

The anger is real, though generally misdirected. The problem is not racial but government oppression. Curiously, this anger is now being directed, though a bit in a confused manner, at the first line enforcers of government regulations, the police. It is, for all practical purposes, blowback against the government rules and regulations that have created a toxic brew of failure and anger among many black youth.

They experience the first line enforcers on a regular basis. They don’t understand the deep nature of the rules and regulations that are causing their plight, but they do know the police are on the opposite side of the plight, pushing them, stopping them, frisking them and arresting them. And thus the anger at the police…

It’s not an attack on an “entire city.” It is an attack by one black man against the first line of government enforcement, the police. There will be all kinds of talk about the community coming together and how race relations need to be improved, But this is all touchy feely nonsense.

What needs to be done is that black men, and others in the same predicament, must be freed from the shackles of minimum wage laws, drug laws etc. Compulsory useless government public school “education” must be stopped. And the government needs to stop shoveling support to women who have children without fathers in the home. Until such measures are taken to diffuse the situation and provide new avenues and direction, especially for angry young black men, the anger will continue and others…are likely to take up the cry of  Ismaaiyl Brinsley, “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.”

Let’s hope the rest of us don’t get caught up as collateral damage in the crossfire in this new domestic blowback.

So if there is a war on clearly it was not started by the people. Nor is there any evidence there is suddenly a rash of shootings of police by the people. If there is a war, it is currently being waged by most law enforcement and a few radicals like Brinsley, who was a serial criminal, an Islamist and member of a Marxist-leaning revolutionary gang.

But that’s not to say that if the police act in the manner advocated by the NYPD union to “… become a ‘wartime’ police department” and “act accordingly,” that the people will not soon oblige them.

Are you an alpha male?

One sign you may be an alpha male is your taste for spicy foods.

Alpha males — those who take leadership roles and those who take the most risks — have the most testosterone, generally speaking. A study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior seems to indicate that men with the most testosterone prefer spicy foods. And previous research on rats has shown that eating chili peppers increases testosterone levels.

Professor Laurent Begue, who led the study on men, said the research, “[D]emonstrated a positive correlation between salivary testosterone and the quantity of hot sauce male participants voluntarily and spontaneously consumed with a male. Additional, testosterone levels correlated with participants’ perceptions of the spiciness of their meal after a tasting task.”

Researchers found that men with higher testosterone levels tended to add more spices to their meals. Begue posited that higher levels of testosterone lead men to seek thrills and take risks by eating spicier foods.

The spicy chemical in chili peppers that creates heat is capsaicin. It binds with the pain receptor to create the burning sensation one gets when eating spicy foods. Capsaicin is often used in topical creams to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints like arthritis, back pain and minor sprains.

Previous studies have shown that people who eat a lot of chili peppers have a lower incidence of prostate cancer. Seeing these studies together made a light go off for me. Hopefully, it will for researchers as well.

Testosterone is a hormone. It is found in quantities in men and in women to a lesser extent.

Hormones go down with aging. As men age after 40, prostate levels of estradial (estrogen) gradually rise. And levels of progesterone and testosterone decline to dramatically lower levels by age 60. It’s not incidental that as hormones decrease, we have degenerative disease, including impotency. Cardiovascular disease is another byproduct of low testosterone.

Restoring hormone balance is far more important as we become seniors, since both men and women become estrogen-dominant as we age, especially if we are overweight.

The big risk is estrogen dominance without even taking estrogen. There are so many Xenoestrogens in everything around us from prepared foods to the cans and bottles our foods and drinks are packaged in to bug sprays and other household chemicals. Since most people are overweight, our bodies even manufacture more excess estrogen, which makes us still more overweight. We have to balance those hormones.

Even conventional medicine is beginning to recognize the true role of testosterone in prostate disease. Prostate enlargement is caused by estrogen, a growth-stimulating hormone in prostate tissue. Testosterone offsets this by reducing the ratio of estrogen to testosterone.

Yet the standard treatment for prostate cancer is suppression of testosterone production — either through surgery (castration) or with drugs. What gives? That flies in the face of reason until you realize that conventional medicine is a racket.

Testosterone is an unqualified treatment for arterial and cardiovascular disease. It reduces the chance of the prostate diseases, including cancer. Boosting testosterone levels can restore libido in men whose testosterone output is deficient. Testosterone replacement is quite effective in restoring erections in men and libido in women, though women don’t need nearly as much.

If you want to continue to be an alpha male into your senior years, consume more spicy foods. Eat healthy foods. Exercise. Limit or eliminate sugar from your diet. Take supplements for vitamin D3, zinc, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and DIM (diindolylmethane), and use a topical testosterone cream if your levels remain low. You should have your testosterone level tested if you are over 60.

This type of health is a cycle. Spicy foods increase testosterone. Increased testosterone promotes the consumption of more spicy foods. Exercise increases testosterone. Weight loss increases testosterone. Increased testosterone makes exercise more productive and increases weight loss. Capsaicin production helps with pain management, particularly in the joints and muscles from arthritis or overwork. Spicy foods increase capsaicin production, which makes it easier to exercise.

Start the cycle. Be an alpha male.

Crises, wars, lies, money printing and more lies — or business as usual in 2014

The year 2014 is fading to black. It was a good year if you’re a bankster, a big corporation or part of Big Pharma or the military-industrial complex. For the rest of us, not so much.

Banksters got a debt-free gambling card in the “cromnibus” bill passed by Congress a few days ago. It’s a great Christmas present for them. They can once again put depositor’s money at risk with a guaranteed government bailout in their pockets should things turn bad again. And they will.

Congress gave itself a Christmas present. Each member now gets a $1,000-per-month luxury-car allowance, thanks a provision hidden in the 1,603-page boondoggle. The Founding Fathers did not expect special perks for holding office. The current crop of the political class believes it’s entitled to be treated as royalty.

Ebola came and went as a crisis. Big Pharma got a cash infusion to speed up creation of a vaccine for it, and hazmat suit and protective gear makers cashed in big. We got an Ebola czar out of it (though no one has seen him since he was named to the post), and a gun-grabbing surgeon general for icing on the proverbial cake. It provided a nice distraction for the regime under fire over its numerous scandals as the midterm election neared.

Speaking of the midterm, the electorate swept a bunch of Democrats out of the capitol building and into lucrative lobbying careers. Some Americans actually thought the Republican “landslide” election might stifle President Barack Obama’s treasonous, impeachable and unconstitutional activities. They also thought the Republicans they empowered would begin to act like conservatives. That delusion ended quickly. Weeper of the House John Boehner showed once again that he just another progressive, big government fascist. Conservative voters are like battered women who keep going back to their man, thinking things will get better.

We got more war and rumors of even more wars. The Obama regime is both funding and arming ISIS while it fights ISIS. That makes sense only if you understand that all wars are bankster wars and they benefit the global elites to the detriment of the people.

Congress also essentially declared war on Russia. It seems there are more enemies than we have sticks at which to shake.

We got more money printing and more false stories of a “recovery.” We got more people on the welfare rolls and more people not working. And those more people not working got uncounted from the unemployment rolls so that we could get a false unemployment number for the administration to tout as further sign of a recovery. But just like the false stock numbers propped up by phony money, the official unemployment number is a scam and a sham.

There was a shooting in a little place few had heard of that turned into a big deal. It’s served to shine the light on something we have been talking about for years here at Personal Liberty Digest™: Police are becoming more militant and more militarized and no longer “protect and serve” their communities.

We got more lies from Eric Holder. We got more lies from Obama. We got more lies from Congress. In other words, it was business as usual for the psychopaths in the Washington, D.C., cesspool. And that business is bad; it has been for decades with little hope for a change. (See what I did there?)

So let’s put a cap on 2014 with a look back at the articles I wrote that most caught your attention. These were the year’s most read articles. In addition to providing a refresher on some of the year’s biggest stories, this exercise may also serve to help educate some of our new readers who may have missed some of these discussions and to rebut some preconceived biases some have — as evidenced by their comments — when they first arrive at Personal Liberty Digest.

So here they are, counting backward beginning with No. 10. I hope you enjoy the year in review.

America is under military occupation, but Americans are pushing back

Heavily armed and armored, camouflage-clad storm troopers swarmed across the city, pointing rifles at citizens and journalists, firing tear gas and blasting with sound cannons the crowds that were standing in their own yards and business parking lots, or walking down the streets. An armored vehicle with a machine gun mounted on top rolled past in a show of force.

A scene from some Third World dictatorship or from Communist China? No. It’s right out of middle America.

The response by the St. Louis County Police Department to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was to demonstrate the overwhelming force of a military occupation in an effort to intimidate the populace into submission. It served to do the opposite.

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Another day, another mass shooting

There was another mass shooting last week. I’m sure you heard about, given that it was all over the news.

A gunman entered a laundromat and opened fire, injuring at least six people. Most of the victims were young adults, but two were teenagers aged 14 and 16. The gunman was still at large. There was no word on whether he was responsible for the 30 other shootings that occurred in the same area over a three-day span that included the laundromat attack.

What? You didn’t hear about it?

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Are they going after your ‘safety’ deposit box?

Cash money now in a “safety” deposit box or anywhere is presumed to be illegal. This is the excuse to seize it, saying it is your burden to prove that you paid taxes on it, that it is not illegal proceeds from drugs or that it is not laundered money.

One bank writes to a customer, “Lessee acknowledges that the safe deposit box is not intended to store without limitations, such things as domestic or foreign currency whether in paper, coin, or other form.”

Why, in the last days of a regime, do governments come so hard after your cash or other assets? Why don’t they just print the paper money?

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Why Houston mayor’s attack on preachers was not a 1st Amendment issue

Last week, the Houston mayor and city council attempted a direct assault on religious liberty and speech after they got into a snit when voters revolted against an Orwellian nondiscrimination ordinance that, among other things, would allow men to use women’s public restrooms and women to use men’s.

The voter revolt took the form of a petition drive that generated some 50,000 signatures — almost three times as many as required to put a referendum on the issue on the ballot. Demonstrating that the rule of law in Houston city government has disappeared into the memory hole, the psychopaths ruling the place threw the petition out. This prompted a lawsuit against the city by opponents of the ordinance.

The city responded by attacking preachers, issuing subpoenas that ordered them to submit any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, or else face charges of contempt of court.

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Nashville cops defy the Secret Service, refuse to violate the 4th Amendment

A couple of Secret Service agents took time out last year from soliciting prostitutes and ignoring White House trespassers, deciding instead to spend some their time dismissing the 4th Amendment’s protection against unlawful search and seizure and attempting to lie their way into a man’s home.

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently wrote a letter to members of the U.S. House Oversight Committee describing an incident in which Secret Service agents attempted to convince two Nashville police officers to help them gain entrance to a man’s home even though they didn’t have a warrant. He told the committee he had complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington following the incident, and they did not seem to care.

The incident occurred in January 2013 when the Secret Service went to a Nashville man’s home to investigate comments the man allegedly made on a Facebook post threatening the president.

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The case for Obama’s impeachment

There is clear and convincing evidence that President Barack Obama has on numerous occasions willfully committed treason and high crimes and misdemeanors and should be removed from office.

The “crimes” that led to the impeachment of both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton and the resignation of Richard Nixon pale in comparison to Obama’s. Johnson’s “crimes” were purely political. He favored a policy of benevolent reconciliation with the Southern states following the Civil War. He issued a series of proclamations that directed the Southern states to hold conventions and elections to reform their governments; he attempted to veto a number of bills establishing military districts to oversee the new state governments; he vetoed an incumbent protection act called the Tenure of Office Act; and he fired Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, who was working against him at every turn. Those moves were all contrary to the wishes of the Republicans who controlled both houses of Congress in the aftermath of the war. The impeachment vote in the Senate failed by one vote on all three counts to receive the two-thirds majority necessary to remove Johnson from office.

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In Texas, another ‘why-you-should-never-call-police’ moment

More and more, police have ruled themselves judge, jury and executioner. Unfortunately, another family has learned too late that you should never call police.

On Nov. 4, 2013, Michael Blair, a paranoid schizophrenic, suffered a delusional episode, grabbed a knife and claimed he wanted to kill himself. He locked himself in a bathroom. His family called 911.

While police were en route, a family member placed a cellphone in the hallway to monitor the police response. This video is the result.

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It’s 14 months of torture for Justina Pelletier

In the 14 months since the state of Massachusetts and Boston Children’s Hospital kidnapped Justina Pelletier “for her own good,” her health has deteriorated to where she is now confined to a wheelchair. Justina has been subjected to psychiatric torture, imprisoned in a psychiatric ward, denied medications prescribed by her longtime physician, force-medicated by strange doctors and prevented from contact with her parents for more than one hour per week. Her parents have been charged with child abuse, gagged by the courts, financially drained and emotionally destroyed.

Isn’t life grand in “free” USA for those who run afoul of the medical-industrial complex?

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What’s behind the growing pile of dead banker bodies?

It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of dead bodies?

In growing numbers, the bodies of dead bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.

So what gives?

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Flu folly

On the local news the other day the talking head was lamenting the growing number of flu cases in Alabama. Alabama, along with 39 other states, is currently experiencing a widespread flu outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“But what about the flu vaccine?” she breathlessly asked the physician she was interviewing.

“We are treating a number of the people who had the flu vaccine but they still got the flu,” the doctor said. “In fact, most of the patients we’re seeing were vaccinated.”

What? How can that be? I thought the purpose of the vaccine was to prevent the flu.

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What do you think were the top stories in 2014 and why? Tell us in the comments below.

Here’s what the 2nd Amendment means

Bob Livingston,

You are guilty, as are the NRA, the NAGR, all pro-gun organizations, and all American gun lovers, of interpreting the 2nd Amendment to fit your agenda.  All of you forget that it was written over 200 years ago FOR MEMBERS OF MILITIAS AS THEY EXISTED BACK THEN.  THE 2ND AMENDMENT DOES NOT GIVE YOU AND OTHERS LIKE YOU THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.  All of you are making believe that the first few words of the 2nd Amendment do not exist.  BUT, THEY DO -“A WELL REGULATED MILITIA…”.  Actually, you all should read the 2nd Amendment again.  And, don’t give me that crap about the Supreme Court interpreting the 2nd Amendment your way.  They have been wrong a few times in the last few years (ever since they became an arm of the Republican and tea parties).

If you would, please reply to this.  Yet, like the rest of the pro-gun  backers, you are probably afraid to reply because you know I’m right.

Frank L Duley

Dear Frank L Duley,

You write: “You are guilty … and all American gun lovers, of interpreting the 2nd Amendment to fit your agenda.” It needs no interpretation. Like all of the Constitution, it is quite clear and easy to understand. And given that my “agenda” is liberty and Constitutional governance, there is no confusion about supporting it or abiding by it.

You write: “All of you forget that it was written over 200 years ago FOR MEMBERS OF MILITIAS AS THEY EXISTED BACK THEN.” I have not forgotten when the Constitution was written, but you are partially correct. Tench Coxe described the militia this way: “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American … The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People.” In a speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, George Mason said: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” “A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves … and include… all men capable of bearing arms. … The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle,” wrote Richard Lee as the Federal Farmer. The Militia Act of 1792 defines the militia as all able bodied men ages 18 to 45. Further, it requires all of them to provide their own arms and ammunition, which were the military weapons of the day. The fact that the U.S. government, against the advice of the Founders, has created a standing army does not negate the fact that militias can and do still exist and that every American still has the right to “keep and bear arms.”

You write: “THE 2ND AMENDMENT DOES NOT GIVE YOU AND OTHERS LIKE YOU THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.” You are correct. Government does not give me any rights. My rights — and yours — come from God. God gives me and others like me the right to keep and bear arms. The 2nd Amendment was established to restrict government from infringing on that right.

You write: “All of you are making believe that the first few words of the 2nd Amendment do not exist.  BUT, THEY DO -“A WELL REGULATED MILITIA…” I cannot speak for others that make up your “all of you,” but as for myself, I have never believed or stated that the first few words of the 2nd Amendment do not exist. The difference between you and me is that I understand what the Founders meant by “well regulated Militia.” According to “An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. II” by Noah Webster, published in 1828, the definition of “regulated” is this: “adjusted by rule, method or forms, put in good order, subjected to rules or restrictions.” The “Random House College Dictionary” (1980) gives one more definition dating from 1690 and relating to troops: “properly disciplined.” So well regulated, to the Founders, meant a group of troops put in good order and properly disciplined. It is curious, however, that while you accuse me of ignoring the opening clause of the Amendment, you willfully ignore the closing one: “…shall not be infringed.”

You write: “Actually, you all should read the 2nd Amendment again.” Done. It says the same thing it said the last time I read it, and every other time before that. It is quite clear.

You write: “And, don’t give me that crap about the Supreme Court interpreting the 2nd Amendment your way.  They have been wrong a few times in the last few years (ever since they became an arm of the Republican and tea parties).” The Supreme Court is an arm of government and corporations and, as such, rules on behalf of government and corporations. If you believe otherwise, you are delusional.

You write: “If you would, please reply to this.  Yet, like the rest of the pro-gun  backers, you are probably afraid to reply because you know I’m right.” You are wrong on both counts: I am not “afraid to reply,” nor are you “right.” These two links (here and here) should set you aright, if you are willing to be honest.

Best wishes,

Bob

Normalizing Cuba

After 56 years, America has moved to remove the economic embargo on Cuba. It’s a move steeped in American foreign policy hypocrisy.

In making the announcement about normalizing relations, President Barack Obama said: “It is clear that decades of U.S. isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our enduring objective of promoting the emergence of a democratic, prosperous and stable Cuba.” The announcement came less than week after Obama announced plans to sign into law a bill that would impose sanctions on Venezuela and said that he supported even more sanctions on already-sanctioned Russia.

If it’s clear that isolation didn’t work, why is America moving to implement a clearly failed policy on Venezuela and Russia — a policy that is an act of war? And if it failed in Cuba, why continue it in regard to Iran and North Korea? And finally, why did the American embargo on Cuba last so long?

Was it because Cuba was run by a Communist regime? No. The U.S. has traded and had diplomatic relations with Communist China for years. Normal diplomatic and economic relations with Communist Vietnam were established in 1995.

Was it because Cuba was considered an enemy since the Cuban Missile Crisis? No. Russia was the driver in that incident, and the U.S. and Russia normalized relations after the Soviet Union fell apart. And see Vietnam above.

Was it because Cuba is a human rights violator? Clearly, Cuba is. But so is U.S. “ally” Saudi Arabia, as are China, Vietnam, Egypt and others with which the U.S. trades and interacts.

It looks like the Obama regime has two purposes for opening relations with Cuba: to check Russia’s move to use the island as a base of operations on America’s doorstep (a move Vladimir Putin made in response to America’s base of operations on his doorstep in the Ukraine) and to benefit the banksters and big business.

According to The Washington Post, the banksters, corporations, Major League Baseball and government-sponsored “humanitarian” organizations will get access to the island, as will families with Cuban relatives. But tourists won’t be able to go there. And those who do go to Cuba can bring back only $100 worth of Cuban cigars and rum.

Removing the embargo and normalizing relations is step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it’s just a baby step, and it doesn’t go far enough.

Both the American and Cuban people would benefit from open and free trade between the two countries.