As was the case during the brouhaha over whether a bakery or photographer can deny service to a potential patron if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs, so has the debate raged over Hobby Lobby’s efforts to exempt itself from providing emergency contraceptive (abortion) coverage for its employees.
In all these cases, government is attempting to provide rights that do not exist to one group over the rights of Christians who choose not to violate their own beliefs.
Just as shoppers have the right (for any reason or no reason) to discriminate against the stores they choose to patronize (for instance, many choose to not shop at Wal-Mart for a host of reasons — from their employment practices to their product offerings), in a free society, store owners should not be compelled to provide a service that violates their belief system and business owners should not be compelled to offer an employment benefit that does so.
Certainly those patrons are free to shop at stores more “tolerant” of their practices. And employees are free to provide for their own abortifacients or seek employment at a business that provides it as a perk. So in none of the cases are the patrons or employees suffering from any form of “discrimination.”
But if government compels those businesses to provide those services in violation of their beliefs, government is trampling on their rights guaranteed under the 1st Amendment.
As Thomas Jefferson wrote: “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
According to Jefferson’s Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, government’s intruding into a person’s religious opinions was a fallacy that “at once destroys all religious liberty.”
And regarding religious liberty, the Massachusetts Bill of Rights reads: “It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship….”
And finally, in A Memorial and Remonstrance, James Madison wrote: “The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man: and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate.”
Clearly, if religious liberty is to remain, a business owner should be free to deny service or deny a benefit on religious grounds if he so chooses.
Now even the state’s chief propaganda organ notes the Barack Obama regime is the greatest threat to press freedom in this generation. New York Times reporter James Risen, under attack to testify and disclose a source in the trial of a former CIA officer, made this claim in a conference of journalists, communication and government professionals on Friday.
Risen said, “The Administration wants to ‘narrow the field of national security reporting to create path for accepted reporting.’ Any journalist who exceeds those parameters ‘will be punished,’” according to a report by the Poynter Institute on Poynter.org.
Global press organizations have noticed, too. We reported last month that the U.S. had fallen to 46th place on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index for 2014. And that was before we learned the FCC intended to place “monitors” in newsrooms across the country.
Reporters themselves are as much to blame as the Obama regime. They have accepted the regime’s ground rules for cooperation and have even submitted their articles for approval by the regime.
But it’s not just the 1st Amendment the Obama regime is assaulting. The entire Constitution is dying a death by thousands of paper cuts.
In addition to its targeting of national security reporting, the regime is targeting whistleblowers at an unprecedented rate. That, and National Security Agency and CIA snooping of reporters’ emails and telephone calls has had a chilling effect on sources.
The regime has targeted alternative media with a band of cyber warriors tasked with disrupting news sites and blogs “to make postings through proxy servers and effectively use alternate identities and multiple e-mail addresses. Their purpose is to spread disinformation, not truth.” By the way, we have identified a handful of these operatives at work on Personal Liberty Digest™.
The 2nd Amendment is under constant assault from the regime and its proxies. Just last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein began another attempt at passing a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
The 4th Amendment died under George W. Bush, but Obama set the carcass on fire and then spit on it with his expansion of powers of the Department of Homeland Security and stepped-up spying by the NSA, CIA, FBI and others.
Obama’s assaults on the 5th and 6th Amendments through drone attacks and racist Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of (In)Justice selective prosecutions are relentless.
Obama has bypassed Congress and destroyed the separation of powers through his use of executive orders and regulations enacted through the alphabet soup regulatory agencies. The passage of Obamacare itself, called a tax by the Supreme Court, violated Article I, Section 7.
Yes, the Obama regime is the greatest threat to the 1st Amendment — and the entire Constitution — in a generation, at least. But the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house is probably even more dangerous to liberty than was Franklin Delano Roosevelt and maybe even as dangerous as was Abraham Lincoln. He’s certainly created a divide almost as wide as Lincoln created.
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Cancer is serious business. Many patients who hear their doctor tell them they have cancer believe their death warrant has just been signed.
It’s also serious business for the medical-industrial complex, which makes big money off cancer treatments and cancer drugs.
In his book Questioning Chemotherapy, leading author and consultant on cancer treatment Ralph Moss, Ph.D., explains chemotherapy to be an effective treatment option in only 2 percent to 4 percent of cancers: Hodgkin’s disease, acute lymphocytic leukemia, testicular cancer and choriocarcinoma.
A new report funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that cancer-fighting drugs actually induce major stem cell damage that causes more cancer. An abstract of the report can be seen here.
The upshot is that even though the chemical cocktails used to treat tumors are sometimes initially effective at stemming more tumor growth and the spread of more tumor cells, the damage they leave behind causes more tumors to develop on stem cells. And given the right environment and genetic background, those tumors could become malignant.
This is certainly not the first study to reveal this. I told you about one published in Nature Medicine 16 months ago.
There is a cancer clinic in the Bahamas that uses a non-invasive therapy to treat cancer. It’s certainly worth considering an alternative treatment to cocktails that cause more cancer.
The key is to do what you can to avoid cancer in the first place by maintaining a proper diet.
Like two bulls preparing to square off over their love interests in the herd, the U.S. government war crowd (and other G8 members) and the Russian government are increasingly stomping the ground and braying with more bellicosity.
After making threats that Russia and Vladimir Putin would suffer “costs” and there would be a “huge price to pay” if Russia annexed Crimea, Putin scoffed. He then proceeded to move toward drawing Crimea further into Russia’s sphere, a move backed by more than 90 percent of all Crimeans.
The first “costs” turned out to be sanctions against a list of Russian lawmakers and oligarchs who are in fact likely Putin rivals rather than Putin allies, as I wrote last week. One of those “sanctioned” was Yelena Mizulina, who had little to do with Crimea but authored legislation banning homosexual propaganda to Russian minors. Who knew the President Barack Obama homosexual-pushing agenda would extend to Russia?
Putin responded by first falling out of his chair laughing. Then he returned the favor and sanctioned a few U.S. lawmakers and bureaucrats. The sanctions gave psychopaths like Weeper John Boehner and Sen(ile) John McCain — both on the list for Russian sanctions — an opportunity to thump their chests as if they’ve done something to advance the American cause.
Obama promised more sanctions and “economic isolation” for Russia. Putin promised to just exchange the U.S. for other trading partners. This move would be disastrous for the U.S. economy. And it would be equally disastrous for Eastern Europe if Russia cuts off the natural gas it supplies.
Putin’s belligerence and Obama’s response — perceived as weak by the neocon war crowd infesting the Washington, D.C., cesspool — is driving the war hawks insane. They seem to be itching to goad Putin into a shooting war.
Weekly Standard Columnist Bill Kristol — chief propagandist for the U.S. war machine — bemoaned that Americans are war-weary. He believes they just need to be challenged to awaken them from their stupor.
“A war-weary public can be awakened and rallied. Indeed, events are right now doing the awakening. All that’s needed is the rallying. And the turnaround can be fast,” Kristol wrote. His neocon propaganda rag is doing its dead-level best to lead that turnaround.
But consider that the U.S. has been at war since 1990. There is a generation of young adults who have never known their Nation at peace. Don’t the American people have a right to be weary of war — especially wars ginned up by Kristol and his neocon brothers on behalf of the banksters and globalists?
It seems Ron Paul may be winning after all. In the past two efforts to drag America into another conflict, the majority of Americans said “No!”
Also consider that as the Cold War ended, the U.S. told Russia it would not move NATO into Eastern Europe if Russia would move its troops out. But by 1996, President Bill Clinton was urging NATO to extend full membership to former Warsaw Pact nations in 1999. Every President since then has used NATO to further surround Russia. It is just part of the neocon/globalist effort to encircle Russia and effect regime change throughout the Mideast and North Africa that has been ongoing since the early 1990s.
Consider as well what is behind the war. The U.S. and the EU were trying to drag Ukraine into the EU. Ukraine’s economy was/is faltering. The International Monetary Fund was unhappy with Russia-friendly elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was rejecting IMF demands to raise taxes and devalue the currency. Newly installed U.S. puppet Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk is a central banker willing to do the IMF’s bidding. He was selected by the U.S., which invested $5 billion to throw Yanukovych from office.
Neocons and the war-loving U.S. media have demonized Putin, claiming he “took” Crimea and plans to take more Russian territory. The people of Crimea, who are mostly Russian, voted overwhelmingly to join Russia. Meanwhile, the U.S. was sacking Ukraine’s gold reserves.
Governments since the Roman Empire have created enemies to use to instill fear in the population so that the people are manipulated into giving more police power over to the government. Politicians always go along with this Machiavellian deception.
There is blatant oppression of the U.S. people now and the U.S. economic system is on the verge of unraveling, so more fear and more war is needed to manipulate the people against their own freedom. Oh, you know this is true.
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The Ukraine situation is a bankster-orchestrated crisis with the short game more money printing and the end game global governance. The U.S. is promising more money to prop up Ukraine’s economy, but the U.S. can’t even afford to pay its own bills. This will further open the money printing spigots.
We are seeing more war propaganda, but we aren’t told the fact that both the U.S. and Russia will use paper money to pay for the war. Paper money benefits the moneyed elites at the expense of the people.
There are two ways that government creates credit. The first is bank credit. This credit expands as long as people “borrow money.” When a debt overload develops, bank credit contracts as the people stop borrowing.
The second way is when the government “pays” credit into circulation through huge social programs or starts a war. When the public mood reverses from euphoria and optimism to despair and depression, bank credit collapses.
As long as the volume of credit is expanding, government and its political system reigns. But an involuntary contraction of credit brings people back to reality after bank credit strips them of their property through debt. The public becomes more hostile toward all government, politicians, authority and taxes.
This is why governments always try to extend the credit machine, even going so far as creating wars. They really do succeed for a time as they create larger and larger imbalances that always end in a credit collapse, such is now brewing.
There would be no wars without government/banker credit; but even if there were, they would be over quickly. Nobody would pay for wars with gold and silver, not even the government.
Americans may not completely understand all this in their heads. But they know it in their hearts.
I am trying to avoid using antibiotics but need to use something on a wound that is getting infected. I have heard that bleach can be used on a wound, but I don’t know how much or how often. What do you recommend?
There is a bleach and water solution sometimes prescribed by doctors called a Dakins Solution. It has been used for many years to clean wounds and treat infections. While bleach will kill the bacteria, if it’s too strong a solution it will also kill healthy tissue and retard healing. Full-strength Dakins is .5 percent bleach. A more diluted concentration (about .0125 percent) is the most prescribed. It is antimicrobial but will not damage healthy cells. The problem you have is if you try and mix it yourself, you will most likely make a dose that is too strong and that will cause damage to your healthy tissues. If you choose to go this route, I would recommend you first see a physician or naturopath. If your wound infection is serious, don’t hesitate.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science must be getting desperate. More people are growing wise to the lies, doctored data and climate model subterfuge of the anthropogenic global warming crowd. Their lies are disintegrating in harsh winter temperatures and because of the fact that actual temperatures show that the Earth is not getting warmer and that it has not in almost 20 years.
Last week, AAAS issued a new report, stating: “The rate of climate change may now be as fast as any extended warming period over the past 65 million years, and it is projected to accelerate in the coming decades.”
The scientists predicted, according to The Guardian: “An 8F rise — among the most likely scenarios could make once rare extreme weather events — 100-year floods, droughts and heat waves — almost annual occurrences.
“Other sudden systemic changes could lie ahead — such as large scale collapse of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, collapse of part of the Gulf Stream, loss of the Amazon rain forest, die-off of coral reefs, and mass extinctions,” the scientists claim.
The AAAS report presaged the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which is scheduled in coming days, because the AAAS was concerned Americans failed to appreciate the “gravity of climate change.”
“Despite ‘overwhelming evidence’, the AAAS said Americans had failed to appreciate the seriousness of the risks posed by climate change, and had yet to mobilise at a pace and scale needed to avoid a climate catastrophe,” The Guardian reported.
So now no warming is overwhelming evidence of warming? And 100 years of accurate measurements are now predictive of 65 million years?
The AAAS has given up any pretense of science. It should change its name to the American Association for the Advancement of Lies.
On March 20, 1854, the Republican Party was born in Wisconsin. The party consisted of an amalgam of parties, business groups and other special interest groups, but was primarily made up of former Whigs and members of the Free Soil Party.
The Whigs believed in protectionism for industry, a national bank and currency, a large national debt and large Federal government engaged in extensive public works. Free Soilers believed in free land and subsidies for farmers. Business leaders wanted a protectionist big government that would keep them free from competition and send them money from the Federal treasury.
Whigs favored the economic platforms of Federalist Alexander Hamilton and former Whig leader Henry Clay. These ideas formed the economic agenda of the new Republican Party. “They advocated protective tariffs for industry, a national bank, and plenty of public works and patronage,” explained the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
The Republican Party nominated its first Presidential candidate for the 1856 election. John C. Fremont won 11 of 16 Northern States. The party’s fortunes were brighter in 1860, though, with the Democratic Party divided over slavery and Southern States threatening secession if Republican candidate and railroad lawyer Abraham Lincoln won the Presidency.
As the historian Bruce Catton wrote in The Civil War, in 1860, Lincoln wanted to be the nominee of the Republican Party — a party that consisted of an amalgam of former members of the defunct Whig Party, Free Soilers (those who believed all new territories should be slave-free), business leaders who wanted a central government that would protect industry and ordinary folk who wanted a homestead act that would provide free farms in the West. “The Republican platform, however, did represent a threat to Southern interests. It embodied the political and economic program of the North — upward revision of the tariff, free farms in the West, railroad subsidies, and all the rest.”
And in his book, The Constitution in Exile, Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote: “For forty years, Clay supported the creation of an American empire through measures such as corporate welfare, (which politicians like to call ‘internal improvements’); today we call them corporate tax breaks, protectionist tariffs, and a nationwide central bank. All the things that Clay favored in essence provided for a highly centralized government. And Lincoln supported them all.”
In the early 1860s, the Republican Party’s flurry of new laws, regulations and bureaucracies created by Lincoln and the Republicans foreshadowed Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” for volume, scope and questionable Constitutionality of its legislation.
The term “New Deal” was only co-opted by Roosevelt. It was first coined to describe Lincoln and the Republican agenda by a Raleigh, N.C., newspaper editor in 1865.
“Lincoln’s massive expansion of the federal government into the economy led Daniel Elazar to claim, ‘ . . . one could easily call Lincoln’s presidency the “New Deal” of the 1860s.’ Republicans established a much larger, more powerful, and more destructive federal government in the 1860s,” Mises explained.
Republican elites try to cast themselves as the party of small government. But during the past 40 years, the party of Lincoln has done much more to grow government than reduce it. Both Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford expanded the Great Society programs of Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1970, Nixon imposed wage and price controls throughout the economy, imposed a tax surcharge on all imports and removed the American dollar from the gold standard: hardly small-government policies.
Nixon’s policies sparked a rise in oil prices and caused the Great Inflation of the 1970s, according to Charles R. Morris, writing in his book, The Trillion Dollar Meltdown.
Morris writes that Nixon was a Keynesian through and through, as were his supposedly conservative cabinet members.
President Ronald Reagan was a believer in limited government, and he took steps to reduce its size. His tax cuts stimulated the economy; but Democrats controlled the House, and he was vilified by them for his efforts to reduce domestic spending while he increased military spending. While he campaigned on balancing the budget, he wasn’t able to accomplish it and deficits soared. His limited-government agenda was hijacked by the Democrats and the Council on Foreign Relations, the members of which dominated his staff.
President George H.W. Bush was elected to continue Reagan’s policies but despite his “Read my lips. No new taxes” pledge, Bush 41 was neither a small-government guy nor a believer in Reagan’s low-tax policies or trickle-down economics. He was a true Republican. He immediately joined the Democrats and raised taxes and grew government.
The second President Bush, George W. (compassionate conservative), was simply a big-government fascist. He expanded the Federal reach into our children’s education with No Child Left Behind, along with Senator Edward Kennedy, expanded entitlement programs like the Medicare Drug benefit and embarked on a war strategy that helped push a teetering economy over the cliff.
More egregious than that was his USA PATRIOT Act — which, among other things, suspended habeas corpus — and other supposed terrorism-fighting provisions that intrude on the liberty and privacy of Americans and codified the expansive spying bureaucracy we only now are learning the depth and scope of. And many Republicans claiming to be conservative went right along.
“I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” Bush 43 said, in classic Bushism fashion, as he pushed his Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
So those of you who are counting on the Republican Party elites to rein in government have embarked on a fool’s errand. The GOP remains true to its roots, planted 160 years ago, today. A very unhappy birthday to the GOP.
The goals of the ruling elite never change in thousands of years. They always despise the millions of people they rule over, and even those they don’t.
Though they rule with outward pomp and circumstance, inwardly they are “raving wolves.” They have no empathy for human beings. They think nothing of killing 10 million people in phony wars under the pretense of patriotism.
Our Brandon Smith did an excellent job in his column Ukraine Crisis: Just Another Globalist-Engineered Powder Keg, explaining how the globalists and banksters have been fomenting crisis in Ukraine for years and how they played both sides against the middle in other major conflicts. Further proof can be found in the result of the orchestrated “coup.”
Elected Ukrainian pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted after he rejected the International Monetary Fund’s demands to raise taxes and devalue the currency. So the U.S. and the EU installed central banker and hand puppet Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk. A Forbes article described Yats as “… the kind of technocrat you want if you want austerity, with the veneer of professionalism. He’s the type of guy who can hobnob with the European elite. A Mario Monti type: unelected and willing to do the IMFs bidding.”
In the wee hours of the morning of March 2, the U.S. took possession of Ukraine’s $1.8 billion (estimated value) gold reserves. That’s partial payback for the $5 billion the U.S. invested in dragging Ukraine toward the EU. It’s also gold the U.S. can pass on to Germany, which has been seeking to have its gold — supposedly held by the Federal Reserve — returned.
Recall that after the U.S. sacked Iraq to overthrow a dictator, free its people and find “weapons of mass destruction,” it confiscated that country’s gold reserves. The U.S. then abandoned Iraq and left it to fall apart into chaos and anarchy and terror bombings.
It treated Libya even worse. In order to “help” the Libyan people, President Barack Obama used NATO to bomb whole cities. It sacked Libya’s gold reserves (150 tonnes, estimated) and disappeared, leaving the country ruled by gangs and al-Qaida-related terrorists.
But Moammar Gadhafi had to be overthrown not because he was a dictator, but because he planned to quit selling oil in U.S. dollars.
President Barack Obama responded to Russia’s support of Crimean secession with sanctions, seeking “to hold accountable individuals who use their resources or influence to support or act on behalf of senior Russian government officials.”
Yet those sanctions, according to a report, affect only those who are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s domestic rivals.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Ukraine situation is an orchestrated crisis. It’s directed history orchestrated by the globalists. Ukrainians will likely end up like Iraqis and Libyans, destitute and living in a lawless society.
Putin and Obama are merely pieces on the globalist chessboard. Empires and wars throughout history have been built and fomented upon myths and deception.
The National Security Agency has developed the capability to record all of a country’s telephone calls and save them for as long as a month with the ability to retrieve and review them at any time, The Washington Post is reporting.
The voice interception program allows conversations to be replayed without requiring either party to be first identified for surveillance. The program is called MYSTIC, and it began in 2009 with its RETRO tool (retrospective retrieval) going to full capacity in 2011 against an undisclosed foreign nation.
According to The Post:
In the initial deployment, collection systems are recording “every single” conversation nationwide, storing billions of them in a 30-day rolling buffer that clears the oldest calls as new ones arrive, according to a classified summary.
The call buffer opens a door “into the past,” the summary says, enabling users to “retrieve audio of interest that was not tasked at the time of the original call.” Analysts listen to only a fraction of 1 percent of the calls, but the absolute numbers are high. Each month, they send millions of voice clippings, or “cuts,” for processing and long-term storage.
The program’s existence stands at odds with President Barack Obama’s Jan. 17 pledge “that the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security,” regardless of nationality, “and that we take their privacy concerns into account.” But the NSA does not filter the calls and, therefore, often acquires conversations between Americans and foreigners, violating the rights of Americans who calls are intercepted. That means Obama’s promise on this program is much like his “If you like your healthcare, you can keep it,” promise.
According to the report, it’s not just the NSA with access to the data. Other U.S. intelligence agencies also have access to RETRO and are able to listen in on telephone conversations.
If you can believe the regime, the MYSTIC program is not being used in America at this time. If you believe the regime, you believe in fairies and unicorns.
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Many years ago, I called fluoridation of the drinking water chemical warfare on the American people.
Sodium fluoride is added to most American drinking water under government fiat. American dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls fluoride one of the “ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century.”
They don’t tell you it is a poisonous pesticide and industrial waste product. Just a half tube of the flavored toothpastes marketed to children contains enough fluoride to kill them.
A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in The Lancet Neurology lists fluoride as one of six newly recognized “developmental neurotoxicants,” or chemicals that can cause brain deficits.
Fluoride and the other listed neurotoxicants are likely behind the increase in neurodevelopmental disabilities — including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia — seen in children.
Other chemicals on the new list include manganese, chlorpyrifos and DDT (pesticides), tetrachoroethylene (a solvent) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants). These join chemicals identified in 2006: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), arsenic and toluene.
Study authors “also forecast that many more chemicals than the known dozen or so identified as neurotoxicants contribute to a ‘silent pandemic’ of neurobehavioral deficits that is eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, and damaging societies.”
The study links manganese with diminished intellectual function and impaired motor skills, solvents to hyperactivity and aggressive behavior, and pesticides to cognitive delays. Many studies have linked fluoride to low IQ in children and adults. It also damages — rather than strengthens — teeth and bones through fluorosis.
Increased use of these and other chemicals — many of which are in our foods and embedded in our clothing — is behind the growing number of cases of reduced attention span, delayed development and poor school performance in schoolchildren and the rise in cancers of all types.
There is nothing “safe” about your savings if you have them in a bank or a retirement account.
Don’t believe me? Wait and see. Government bureaucrats and/or your Congressmen have lots of dirty tricks planned for the people.
So what’s new? Governments have been confiscating the savings of citizens for decades through deficits, inflation/devaluation and outright theft. And here and now, it is about to get worse.
Bankrupt governments will do whatever is necessary to keep politicians in a special status and feed the welfare state. They have never been more bankrupt and desperate than they are right now.
This is true for governments around the world. In January, Poland confiscated half of its citizens’ pensions. In the U.S., the government is coming for your money. The fatter government is, the skinnier the people are.
But when governments are broke, everything is fair game. Government officials are parasites. They don’t produce anything. They only feed off of those who do.
There is not one bureaucrat who does not know that citizens’ individual retirement accounts, 401(k)s and pension funds amount to $19 trillion. Here’s what they plan for us: The government will nationalize retirement accounts and force the funds into government debt. This debt is in default, and the sham is kept going only by the government printing presses. Government will carry out this giant theft under some guise of “protecting the public.” I am betting that most people will fall for their chicanery.
The Internal Revenue Service will block the transfer of retirement savings from going overseas. The IRS is blocking all retirement accounts from going out of the country so as to keep all wealth accessible to the government.
Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom, & Doom Report, warns that the threat of wealth confiscation in the U.S. is very real. “As a result of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy,” Faber explains, “huge wealth and income inequality [was created]…You have 1 percent of the people in a system that benefited incredibly from rising asset prices…[and] a lot of people are dissatisfied. They have the same vote as the 1 percent, except they are the 99 percent…so to them, it will be very acceptable to take money away from the 1 percent.”
Faber predicts that one day something big will happen. “What I would really hate is if one day the government comes and says, ‘Okay, we’re going to take 50 percent of your money and give it to social programs’…I think that is a real threat.”
Zerohedge.com’s Tyler Durden’s advice to guard against government thievery by confiscation is to spread out your loot. “So what does all of this mean for us? It means that the governments of the world are eyeing our money as part of the solution to any future failures of major banks. As a result, there is no longer any truly ‘safe’ place to put your money. One of the best ways to protect yourself is to spread your money around. In other words, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. If you have your money in a bunch of different places, it is going to be much harder for the government to grab it all. But if you don’t listen to the warnings and you continue to keep all of your wealth in one giant pile somewhere, don’t be surprised when you get wiped out in a single moment someday.”
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) once provided protection for funds up to $100,000 in case of a bank failure. But as a result of the bank meltdown in 2008, that shield was raised to $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership category.
It “does not insure money invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities or municipal securities, even if these investments are purchased at an insured bank,” according to an FDIC brochure available on the FDIC website.
That $250,000 threshold could be dropped to a lower amount at the drop of a hat, just as quickly and easily as it was raised. And if another banking crisis like 2008 erupted suddenly, a bail-in penalty on deposits in excess of whatever the insured amount is could be enacted just as suddenly as it was imposed in Cyprus. I would also recommend that you withdraw your money now. I know you probably think your bank is solid as a rock.
The FDIC has only $40.8 billion on account while insuring trillions of dollars. And you may not know this, but banks don’t hold all the money they supposedly have as assets. Study fractional reserve banking. Banks lend out $10 for $1 in asset they hold, and most of what they do hold is not even worthless strips of fiat. They are simply electronic blips or debt listed as assets.
All it takes a little bit of panic for a bank run to start. When depositors line up to demand their money, only the first few in line will get any before the banks run out of cash.
I liquidated my retirement account some 18 years ago, took the penalty and paid the taxes. I took a hit but overcame my loss with the silver and gold that I bought with the balance. I would do it again today.
I believe gold and silver escalation will still overcome any losses of liquidation by a large margin. The biggest rally in gold and silver is now ready to blast off. It has been a long time coming, more than two years. Many thousands have given up because they don’t stay in tune with the market.
The big Wall Street market is now headed down. As many people wake up, they will get into gold and silver. The giant Wall Street bear market has now started.
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?
I first told you about Justina Pelletier’s plight in November. Then-15-year-old Justina — who suffers from mitochondrial disease — was under the care of a well-regarded physician and genetic specialist at Tufts Medical Center named Mark Korson, M.D. In addition to 27 years’ experience in the practice of medical genetics, clinical genetics, pediatric medical genetics and pediatric medicine, Korson is board certified in clinical biochemical genetics. Those are credentials even the medical mafia usually respects.
Despite dealing with her genetic abnormality, Justina lived a fairly normal life with her parents in West Hartford, Conn. That changed in February 2013 when Justina developed flu-like symptoms and her parents took her to Boston Children’s hospital for treatment.
There, doctors seeing her for the first time determined that she was suffering from a mental disorder, not mitochondrial disease, and her symptoms were psychosomatic. Without consulting her longtime physician, doctors at Boston Childrens created a new treatment plan for her. When her parents, Linda and Lou Pelletier, declined to sign off on it and took steps to remove their daughter from the hospital, hospital officials contacted the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and accused the Pelletiers of child abuse for subjecting their daughter to invasive medical treatments and denying her mental health therapy.
The State goon squad then grabbed Justina from her parents, ushered them out the door and began 14 months of torture for Justina and her parents.
Two weeks ago, the Pelletiers received a little relief. A judge ordered Justina transferred to a non-medical living facility. But that facility refused to take her, fearing the media attention her case has received.
Contempt charges against Lou for violating a court gag order by speaking to the media were dropped. The judge also ordered that Korson, Justina Pelletier’s original doctor, be part of the medical team caring for her.
But the Pelletiers still face child abuse charges. They still can see her only once per week for one hour, the visits are supervised and the facility is a two-hour drive each way from their home. They can’t take photographs of their own daughter.
Just over a year ago, while Justina was under her parents’ and Korson’s care, she was a happy teenager who enjoyed going to school and visiting friends and was performing jumps and spirals at a skating show.
Under the 14-month long “protection” of Massachusetts DCF, Justina’s health has declined; she has been sequestered from her parents and friends, denied an education, tortured and declared a mental patient.
“I feel like a prisoner,” Justina told the Rev. Pat Mahoney, who accompanied the Pelletiers on a recent visit. That’s because she is, and she has been for 14 months.
“This is a victory, but the battle is long from being over,” Lou Pelletier, a financial planner with four daughters told ABC News. “The [Department of Children and Families] is still in charge, Justina is still in a psychiatric residential facility and the child abuse charges have not gone away.”
And it’s the parents who have been charged with child abuse?
Don’t view Justina Pelletier’s case as an isolated one. In fact, the medical mafia is increasingly kidnapping children from their parents in disputes over medical care. Expect it to increase exponentially under Obamacare. When the state ultimately controls the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, medical tyranny will increase and submission to the prescribed protocols will be mandatory under threat of imprisonment — or worse.
Remember; there is little more devastating and more dangerous than a government program designed “for your own good.”