Beating Obamacare 2014: Avoid the Landmines and Protect Your Health, Income, and Freedom By Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.


This book is easy reading, and every senior age 65 and up should read it.

Obamacare will destroy what is left of our socialized medicine. Obamacare will be the finale of our medical system and most likely the United States as we know it.

I think the book has a lot of good and valuable information, but I think the author misnamed the book. Americans will not beat Obamacare. It will beat America — and worse than an invasion by a foreign enemy.

Seniors should begin now investigating medical tourism. They will get far, far better treatment in a foreign country for half or less the cost in the U.S. See my article on medical tourism from January.

Betsy McCaughey states on page 81 that: “There is no question that seniors bear the biggest cost of Obamacare. But taxpayers also pay for it. There are twenty new taxes or tax hikes in the law.

“It’s ‘the largest set of tax law changes in twenty years,’” according to Inspector General J. Russell George.

“If you’re a senior or a baby boomer, expect less care than in the past.” p4.

“This new law goes after more capital gains taxes.” p5.

“In 2018, the Independent Payment Advisory Board has the power to further cut what Medicare will spend on seniors.” p11.

“Government spending on health care administration–telling doctors and patients what to do–will more than double in the next decade. You guessed it–more for bureaucracy and less health care for the people. p15.

“Doctors can expect lower pay, more paperwork and more government interference in how they treat their patients.” p17.

“Seniors pay far more than half the Obama Health Law through cuts in Medicare, and Medicare Advantage Programs.” p17.

“The law empowers the IRS to seize tax refunds as payment toward an unpaid penalty. Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code expressly states that you cannot be criminally prosecuted for failing to pay a penalty.” p22.

This is badly misleading because the Internal Revenue Service can prosecute civilly, lien your property, your paycheck and bank accounts.

With all due respect to the author, she omitted the cause of Obamacare. The cause is that the U.S. government is in a state of financial collapse. And all governments that are collapsing economically, socially and morally attack their own population. Obamacare is a frontal attack on U.S. citizens under the pretense of Obama healthcare or the “Affordable Health Care” law.

The U.S. is collapsing economically because it has been devaluing its currency for 100 years another system of silent theft from citizens.

Now in 2014, the devaluation of the U.S. dollar is accelerating with a Federal Reserve ruse called Quantitative Easing, or printing vast sums of new money, thus diluting all dollars in the hands of citizens in the form of savings and retirement. A foreign army could not cause more destruction upon the United States and the American people. Impoverishment of the middle class will be the final result.

Any attempt to explain any event without including currency devaluation serves to mislead. Currency devaluation is the rot of America, but few are aware of it. No nation has ever survived the devaluation (inflation) of its currency. For 95 years, currency devaluation has been creeping out of sight. Now, it is terminal!

Depreciation/devaluation of a nation’s currency leads to greed, fraud, criminal government, war and impoverishment of most of the people. Obamacare is only part of this big picture. Look out and see it now!

According to Marc Faber in his January Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, “There is coming deflationary collapse, the certainty of which is almost given.”

The cause is debasement of the U.S. dollar. The system is floating now on printing-press dollars.

Obama’s Anti-Gun Surgeon General And Connecticut’s Attempted Gun Grab

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy for U.S. Surgeon General was passed from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to the full Senate by a vote of 13-9 last month. It is a nomination that should make gun owners shudder.

Murthy founded a campaign organization called Doctors for Obama in 2007. After Obama’s election, the group changed its name to Doctors for America. The organization has supported every one of Obama’s gun grab attempts. The group’s efforts to pass a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines earned it the moniker “Docs vs. Glocks.”

Murthy supports having physicians document which of their patients have guns in their homes. He believes gun ownership is a public health issue, not a right protected under the 2nd Amendment. His organization supports gun licensing, limits on ammunition purchases and mandatory 48-hour waiting periods.

He has not been quiet about his anti-gun views. Here are a couple from his Twitter feed that the Senate committee questioned him about:

  • “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”
  • “NRA press conference disappointing but predictable — blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup”

In a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, Murthy wrote:

Pharmacies track and limit the purchase of pseudoephedrine to prevent the manufacture of crystalline methamphetamine. Every state requires a driver’s license and car registration in order to drive, and physicians certify those who should no longer drive because they would be a grave danger to themselves and others. We should approach the purchase, transfer, and operation of guns and ammunition with similar rigor.

The Surgeon General does not set policy. But he is a mouthpiece for the policy of the President and has a big bully pulpit from which to pontificate. As such, Murthy would be disastrous Surgeon General.

In Connecticut…

Registration of so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines aren’t going well for the elites. First, some 350,000 gun owners have simply ignored the State’s unConstitutional law requiring registration of their weapons. Now, it seems some police officers are in a state of open rebellion against the law.

The Connecticut Peace Officers Association has released a letter signed by 250 officers that says local police will not “be a party to the oppression of the people of the state by enforcing an unconstitutional law.”

This is in stark contrast to the words of Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance, who told a female citizen he was her “master” when questioned about gun confiscation and Branford, Conn., police officer Joseph Peterson’s Facebook conversation in which Peterson said, among other outrageous things, “I give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun…”

Democratic Global Warming Legerdemain

Senate Democrats spent Monday night on a massive distraction campaign.

After final votes in the Chamber had taken place, 28 climate alarmists pulled a political stunt “to raise public awareness about global warming and how to stem it.” A compliant media went into overdrive to publicize the event.

The campaign served three purposes. First, it provided a distraction from the ongoing failure of President Barack Obama to extricate himself from the Ukraine crisis he, his State Department and various non-governmental organizations created on behalf of the EU and globalist power brokers.

Second, it provided a distraction from the ongoing failure of Obamacare, the ongoing global economic malaise caused by money printing and profligate government spending and the myriad scandals threatening to envelop the regime of the undocumented White House usurper: Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservatives, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, National Security Agency spying, gun running to terrorists, drone-bombing innocents and American citizens without due process, etc.

Third, it was yet another attempt to prop up a failing meme. Man-caused global warming is a hoax being perpetrated on the American people and the American economy and is nothing more than massive scheme to redistribute wealth from wealthy nations to poor ones and into the pockets of select globalist corporations.

The climate alarmists’ legerdemain doubtless has David Copperfield envious.

Obamacare: Rationed Care, Rationed Doctors

Promises by the regime that patients could keep their doctor once transitioned to Obamacare have proven as false as the rest of the regime’s promises.

Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare. It’s a big government boondoggle designed to transfer wealth, further enrich the medical-pharmaceutical-health insurance complex, limit choices and steal away medical freedom.

According to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, “Obamacare provides more money for family doctors than specialists, even though specialty care is what saves limbs, gives new life to hearts, and extends life. It also sets up the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to ration care and limit access to specialists by forbidding payment for certain care. The law also spends a $1 billion to conduct rationing-based ‘comparative effectiveness’ research through the euphemistically titled ‘Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.’ PCORI research will inform IPAB decisions.”

Last month, the Los Angeles Times reported that Californians are having trouble finding doctors and are getting faulty information on which ones are accepting Obamacare policies. Here is one example from the article:

Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.

But when she went to her oncologist’s office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

To hold down premiums under the healthcare law, major insurers have sharply cut the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market.

The law was written with the attempt to hold down premiums for the few years until Obamacare comes to be accepted as inevitable and people are conned or forced into buying into the system. This has limited doctor and treatment options out of necessity.

Bottom line: Don’t sign up for Obamacare. The system will collapse. Plus, doctors and hospitals are beginning to do some creative things with non-Obamacare coverage options. Another option is medical tourism.

Income Tax 101: Do You Know What It Really Is?

Well, my friends, it is income tax time again, everyone’s favorite time of the year. My years of study and observation tell me that not one person in a million understands the income tax. The very few who do vomit every time they hear the word “democracy.”

I love America, but its rulers are alien to individual freedom. Since aliens possess complete power over us, then it follows that we have unknowingly become aliens ourselves in our own country. The income tax alone has destroyed liberty and freedom in America.

The income tax is probably the greatest deception and fraud in history, because it is the foundation of a private monetary system. This private club of men owns the world. They have stolen the wealth and labor of the world with “money” that they create for nothing.

All modern wars — including the Civil War — have been financed by fiat-created money. Wars are not for patriotism and “democracy,” as we are propagandized. Wars are to kill, i.e., mass ritual murder. Big business in league with the satanic oligarchs reaps massive profits for the killing and sacrifice of young men (lambs) on all sides of combat. It’s been said that the job of armies is to kill people and break things. It’s simply the broken window fallacy writ large.

The deception of the income tax has made all this possible. I did not say that the income tax made all of the above possible. I said that it was the deception of the income tax.

The income tax produces no income or wealth for the government or for the oligarchy that owns the government. It is the false belief that the income tax produces income for the government that is the basis for all the deception that covers the fraud. It is the deception of the income tax that hides the super secret that the government gets everything it wants for nothing simply by the power of the Federal Reserve central bank to create “money” (credit).

The truth has been outside our parameters of thought so long that now, when the truth surfaces, it serves to mislead and confuse. This is to say that a programmed and “educated” mind cannot initiate the ability to accept the truth, no matter the facts. The deception is so big as to be incomprehensible.

The income tax is not a Constitutional issue. It is not an issue of law or the tax code. The income tax is a system of deception, fraud and entrapment that is outside the law and the Constitution. It is indeed above the law. This is the reason that it goes on and on. No one has effectively gotten at the income tax because it is not a legal or Constitutional issue.

Remember one thing: For the deception to go on and on, the people must be made to believe that income taxes provide income to the government. In so believing this, the herd believes in the myth that they should “pay their fair share.”

That “fair share” syndrome is one of the most powerful supports of and for the deception. It is altruistic nonsense that destroys reason and logical thought.

Where then does the government get its income to “pay” its expenses? We have already answered this by saying that all “money” (credit) that the government gets is created by the central bank. In its broadest definition, “money” (credit) is created by the Federal Reserve and all the commercial banks in the United States. Since it is created, there is no need for an income tax to produce income.

Thomas Jefferson warned that, “The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”

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The broad purpose of the income tax is to regulate credit and consumption and create an informational dossier on all citizens. Yes, when you “pay” income taxes, you are involved in the system of regulating your credit and your consumption. The foundation of a fiat credit monetary system is regulation. Otherwise, it will not work. So when there is a credit monetary system, there has to be a system of regulation. This regulation system is called the Internal Revenue Service.

John Maynard Keynes, the darling of modern economic theory in the United States, made a very revealing statement in his 1919 book, Economic Consequences of the Peace. He wrote:

If government should refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud upon the people can be concealed no longer.

Keynes was simply saying that the people must be made to believe that the “income tax” system produces income rather than what it is — namely, a system of regulation. So when you write a check to the IRS, you are certainly involved in regulating (reducing) your consumption.

So the term “income tax” is totally misleading. The words do not refer to a tax or income but a system of regulation. No matter what our thoughts are on human liberty, our lives are controlled by this rot of deception.

What are other purposes of the “income tax”? The income tax deception is compounded by the ideas of “Federal budgets” and “Federal debt.” There is no Federal debt. The term “Federal debt” implies that we owe the amount stolen from us. An entity that creates credit out of nothing and “pays” it for real assets and production is not assuming a debt by any definition. It is stealing and calling the theft debt. The creation and control of all credit in the hands of a central bank (government) is the fifth plank of the Communist Manifesto. Look honestly at the American monetary system and you are looking tyranny and slavery in the face.

The “income tax” is used to redistribute wealth from the producers to non-producers, i.e., “income taxes” and estate taxes. The “income tax” is used to express and enforce public policy. It is the foundation of socialism.

The Social Security system is the same system as the “income tax.” Social Security is paid out of created credit money. It is not in any sort of “trust” and it is not “funded.” It is a giant Ponzi scheme.

What happens to those checks that you write to the IRS? The numbers on those checks are computer symbols that disappear from the system. This is what regulates the money supply.

Editor’s note: Some readers have been critical of the way I have used the word “altruism.” Never mind the dictionary definition; altruism is a morality based on the philosophical premise that man lives for the sake of others… that man’s life and property are available for sacrifice to “higher causes, e.g., the common good the public interest, society, the needy, the world, God, country.” In practice, it’s who will sacrifice whom. You guessed it. It’s the non-producer political power transferring the wealth, production and the public will to itself. They do this with great ease once they instill altruism in the public mind with the concept of groupism and the loss of individuality. -BL

Don’t Sell Gold Stocks Now

Bob,

We appreciate all the great advice over the years, and would hope you could shed some light on the best thing we could do in our situation. We are in our mid/late 40’s, only have small amount of money in retirement invested in gold stocks (no other stocks). I have read stories of significant amounts of gold being withdrawn from COMEX. We know the dollar is going to collapse, and stock market values in general are going down. We figure there is good chance our retirement in gold stocks won’t be there when it is our turn to retire, but when do we take it out? My husband thinks the time would be when the price of physical gold starts going up but I question the value of paper stocks, if inventory is truly low, may not go up alot more, even in fiat dollars. Does it decouple and how does that impact our timing?

Thank you in advance for your advice.

Stephanie N.

Hello, Stephanie:

I agree with your having gold stocks. That’s the best leverage you can get. I hope you have the certificates in your possession, not in street name with a broker. At least, you should have them with the transfer agent if you don’t have them in your hand. I believe gold stocks are a great investment, although they have been dogs for a long time. But we are now in a bear market on Wall Street; and we will soon have a blast off in gold, silver and stocks. So sit tight for now.

Certainly, you won’t be selling for a good while after stocks go up and after gold goes up. You will, at that point, be just beginning to get leverage — that is, capital gains. So it will be a good while before thinking about selling gold or gold stocks. We are right now getting into the best time we have ever had.

You didn’t say anything about owning physical gold and silver. It’s very important to have this in your possession, to back you up if things get really bad. You can buy it at lower cost now than for many months, if you can possibly get some.

No, the stocks and gold will not decouple. They will go together. Please don’t sell either now, even if they take off tomorrow. It will be several, several months before starting to take profit.

Best wishes,

Bob

Is Ted Cruz A Demagogue Or A Statesman?

Senator Ted Cruz offered red meat to conservatives during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. His words will doubtless keep him in the top tier of GOP Presidential contenders.

He hit on three topics crucial to rolling back tyranny and restoring Constitutional governance:

  • Repealing the income tax.
  • Ending the “corrupt, interlocking system” of lobbyists, lawyers and consultants that are “suckling off of Washington.”
  • And the Federal Reserve.

Repealing the income tax and auditing the Federal Reserve don’t go far enough. The income tax is essential to Federal Reserve system because fiat money systems require regulation of credit and consumption. Though many people would like to see the income tax repealed, few understand what the income tax’s purpose is. (Hint: It’s not to fund the government.) I will explain this in more detail in my Monday column.

Efforts to audit the Federal Reserve cause the elites and banksters to go apoplectic. There is a reason. They want the people to remain in the dark about how the Federal Reserve is a theft system that transfers wealth from the producers and savers to the wealthy oligarchs who own government. Only one politician in the past 50 years has really understood the Fed and fought tooth and nail to expose it. He was cast by the mainstream media as a crank. But Ron Paul was a statesman.

On ending the revolving door between Congress, Congressional staffers, alphabet soup regulatory agencies and the corporations they are charged with regulating, Cruz is correct. We have pointed out this process in articles about the Obamacare law, Monsanto, Big Pharma and Thursday’s article on the monitor that the Department of Justice has installed at Apple. Almost without exception, laws passed by Congress and regulations issued by the bureaucrats today are written by and for the corporations and lobbyists to their benefit.

Cruz’s attack on the Fed and the crony system is curious, given that his wife works for Goldman Sachs, one of the chief beneficiaries of the system. That means that, by extension, he benefits from the system. Perhaps that tie gives him cover to demagogue the issues. Knowing they have Cruz’s wife in their pockets, perhaps the globalist elites believe they have Cruz in their pockets as well.

Whether Cruz is just a demagogue using conservative hot-button issues to put himself into contention for the Republican nomination or he really plans on tearing down the system remains to be seen. Remember that most politicians are psychopaths. We must watch what they do, not what they say.

One thing to note: The mainstream media and the establishment are treating Cruz as if he is just a crank.

EPA Coal Plant Regulations Will Cost Thousands Of Jobs, Trillions Of Dollars

While campaigning in 2008, President Barack Obama promised that Americans’ energy bills would “skyrocket” under his term. Now we know what he meant.

According to a new report by The Heritage Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming climate change regulations for new and existing electricity generating units puts limits for carbon dioxide emissions that will “essentially prohibit the construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing ones into early retirement.” The regulations call for the phasing out of coal between the years 2015 and 2038.

But the regulations will go well beyond the coal industry. Because 40 percent of U.S. electricity is produced by coal, families, manufacturers and businesses will be out more than $2 trillion over the next 25 years.

Using a derivative of the Federal government’s National Energy Model System, Heritage found that by the end of 2023, nearly 600,000 jobs will be lost, a family of four’s income will drop by $1,200 per year, and aggregate gross domestic product decreases by $2.23 trillion over the entire period of the analysis.

The EPA is one of many of the government’s alphabet soup agencies that is killing the U.S. economy and destroying the middle class. Some in Congress are working to pass the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826). It would require that greenhouse-gas regulations for electricity-generating units meet certain standards that prove they are economically feasible to achieve and have a demonstrated positive environmental benefit.

But Congress should first rein in and then abolish the EPA and other unConstitutional government agencies.

H/T: Yellowhammernews.com

Feds Put A Worm In Apple

Apple is a successful American company. It got that way by being innovative and creating products that people not only wanted, but felt they had to have. From 2000 to 2013, Apple’s market value climbed from $18 billion to $455 billion. At the same time, Microsoft’s value fell from $603 billion to $290 billion.

But Apple didn’t play the game. It did not involve itself in paying off political favors to government prostitutes in the D.C. cesspool. Its annual lobbying expenditures were measured in the hundreds of thousands of dollars where companies like Microsoft and Google were spending millions.

That independent streak also extended into the company’s attitude toward illegal government spying. A company report in November claimed the company had never received a request under the USA Patriot Act to turn over customer information and, if it ever received one, it would challenge it in court.

That probably did not sit well with Barack Obama’s corrupt Department of (In)Justice.

Two years ago, Apple and five other companies were sued for e-book “price-fixing.” The publishers and Apple denied any wrongdoing. Some publishers said the government’s action could harm consumers by giving Amazon excessive control of the industry.

When Apple introduced its IBookstore in 2010, Amazon had a monopoly on the e-book market. Apple introduced competition and innovation, but was charging more for books than Amazon.

All the companies save Apple settled. Apple lost in court. Among the penalties, the judge appointed a “monitor” in the company to oversee the company product pricing decisions. The monitor job is quite a gig. He charges $1,100 per hour for his services.

This is common practice and one of many ways companies are shaken down when they run afoul of one of the alphabet soup regulatory agencies working so hard to destroy those who don’t “toe the line.” Joseph Covington, who headed the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Division in the 1980s, told Forbes, in reference to monitors appointed to enforce that act: “This is good business for Justice Department lawyers who create the marketplace [for monitors] and then get…a job there [after they leave government].”

Apple appealed the verdict this week, but a judge kept the monitor in place during the appeal process.

Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently got the message that he needs to play “the game.” This week, he told stockholders that if they were global warming “deniers” they needn’t own Apple stock. But that’s OK. Cook is not Steve Jobs.

Between Cook, government price fixing and the Washington shakedown artists, Apple will likely be only a shell of itself in a few years. The psychopathic elected and bureaucratic class don’t mind that as long as they can loot the company for a few years before it goes belly up.

The Bear Market In Stocks Is Worse Than You Think!

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the March 2001 issue. The article was actually written in February. Mid-March saw the Dow drop 821 points in a week and the S&P 500 lose 7 percent. A year later, the Dow had lost 28 percent and many stocks had gone bust, as I predicted.

Anybody who knows anything about the Federal Reserve and Mr. Greenspan believes that by the lowering of interest rates plus printing money that recession/depression can be averted. They also believe that lower interest rates and new money can restart the bull market in stocks.

Absolutely not so! A bear market in stocks can wipe out money faster than the Fed can create it. Ask Japan. Even with zero interest rates and the printing presses wide open, Japan is at this moment in deflation after 10 years.

Now get this: The US M-3 money stock is $7.5 trillion. But already just in the first phase of this bear market Wall Street has lost 4 trillion dollars in stock values. This is what you call a black hole and only a few people know that we are in a bear market. Proof of this is that the public is still holding their stocks hoping that Mr. Greenspan will bring back the roaring bull.

It won’t happen and most people will lose their money and their savings. A very high percentage of stocks will lose between 90 and 100% of their value before the bottom is reached.

Kiev Violence A False Flag

A leaked telephone conversation reveals that the snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev leading to charges of criminality against the deposed Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych were hired by U.S.-backed opposition leaders.

The telephone call between Estonia Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton was allegedly hacked by agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to Yanukovych and uploaded to the Internet. Paet has confirmed the call is authentic.

The U.S. propaganda media blamed the violence, which resulted in at least 94 deaths and 900 injuries, on Yanukovych. It served to incite U.S. opinion against the Russia-backed Yanukovych, who was forced to flee to Russia and has been charged with numerous crimes.

But Paet learned from a doctor the injuries being treated were made by the same weapons.

“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” said Paet.

In early February, senior U.S. State Department official Victoria Nuland was caught selecting the puppet Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk. According to Nuland, the U.S. has reportedly sunk $5 billion in the opposition in order to agitate for admittance to the EU.

NYPD Under No Obligation To Protect Citizens

New York City policemen are under no obligation to protect the city’s denizens from harm. So says the city in response to a lawsuit by a man who was attacked on the subway by a man with a knife.

Joseph Lozito said police officers Terrance Howell and Tamara Taylor, who were on the subway at the same time, ignored Maksim Gelman as he stormed about the subway in a drug-fueled rage. They even dismissed other passengers who tried to warn them about Gelman’s actions.

Lozito identified Gelman as the man who approached him telling him he was going to die before plunging a knife into Lozito’s face. Lozito wrestled Gelman to the ground — enduring multiple stab wounds to the back of the head while doing so — and held him until Howell tapped him on the shoulder and told him to get up.

Howell claims — and the city is backing him — that it was he who subdued Gelman. Lozito sued the city saying the officers’ lack of action was to blame for the attack.

The city is refusing to settle on the grounds that its officers had no duty to protect train passengers, but “that doesn’t detract from the Police Department’s public safety mission.”

It is cliché to say that when seconds count, police are only minutes away. But it appears it doesn’t matter whether police are near or far. In an increasing number of cases, it’s obvious police care more about their own safety than the public they claim they want “to protect and serve.”

Study Shows Mammograms Don’t Affect Breast Cancer Mortality Rates

One in seven American women is currently suffering from breast cancer. The medical establishment pushes annual mammograms as the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer, with the idea that early detection reduces mortality. But a new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that annual mammograms do nothing to reduce mortality rates beyond that of “physical examination or usual care.”

In the study performed by Canadian researchers, 89,305 Canadian women aged 40-59 were enrolled and randomly assigned to one of two groups: one that receive mammograms and one that did not. During the study period that encompassed 25 years, 3,250 women receiving mammograms and 3,133 not receiving them were diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those 3,250 receiving mammograms, 500 died from breast cancer. Of those not receiving mammograms, 505 died from breast cancer.

In others words, there is no significant difference in the death rates of women whether they receive mammograms or not.

Mammograms use ionizing radiation — known to cause cancer — to provide a radiological image of the breasts. But each mammogram a woman receives increases her risk of developing breast cancer by 1 percent.

While mammograms do reveal abnormalities in breast tissue at an earlier stage than physical examinations, the study shows that earlier diagnosis does not translate to improved mortality rates. Mammograms also produce a number of false positives that cause women needless stress and usually result in additional mammograms or other procedures to make a complete diagnosis.

Thermography is non-toxic method of imaging that should be considered. It uses heat and does not expose the breast to repeated doses of radiation.

To prevent breast cancer (and all cancers), women (everyone) should eat a healthy diet consisting primarily of organic and mostly raw vegetables and avoid genetically modified foods and those treated with pesticides. The quantities of meat — particularly red meat — consumed should be reduced; and any meat should be organic, from free-range animals not treated with antibiotics and hormones. And don’t forget to take a vitamin D3 supplement.

H/T: Drbrownstein.com

What Are They Thinking?

Washington has no moral authority to tell Russia not to invade Ukraine.

“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text,” Secretary of State John Kerry told the CBS program “Face the Nation” Sunday.

What a laughable assertion. Kerry supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He’s joined the Barack Obama regime’s threats against Iran. He’s supported assaults on Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Drone attacks, gun running and CIA-instigated uprisings are invasions, just as is sending in troops.

The U.S.-sponsored Ukrainian uprising is fast falling apart, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is not sitting idly by as the U.S./EU attempt to control the Ukraine and put U.S. missiles and a U.S. port so near Russia. Who can blame him? U.S. instigation in the Russia region has drawn Russia and China together and is pushing us toward war with two regional powers.

If the U.S. cannot defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, how can a depleted and weary U.S. war machine hope to defeat Russia and China?

Besides, how would U.S. citizens feel if Russia backed a “revolution” in Mexico in order to install a puppet regime and put Russian missiles and warships so close to the U.S.?

Livingston Speaks The Truth

Commenting on A Once Free Nation,
Stuart Shepherd says:
February 25, 2014
“The central purpose of Liberty Digest is to raise awareness of the people.” I think I might be Mr Livingstons’/Liberty digests’ biggest “fan.” In fact, I would label the effect this column has had on me in reading it for over 2 years now regularly is “ANTI- gradualism,” or a gradualism of its own in moving toward clear, unpropagandized and conditioned thinking. At first, when I read his columns, they seemed “extremist” and even paranoid or histrionic. Nevertheless, I was drawn to them, probably by the strength of truth primarily, but definitely also by Mr Livingston’s MASTERY of not only tying up the truth into cohesive “bundles,” but interweaving threads of the overall truth(s) he writes about into every column that states those truths from a different perspective or in the context of reporting current events. This has had the effect of GRADUALLY sewing the threads and then re-inforcing the threads into an extremely strong fabric in my psyche. At a minimum, it has set me “free” (“and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”) of any misconceptions. What seemed somewhat “histrionic” 2 and a half years ago I now know quite surely to be the extremely scary and true reality of our perilous condition in America. I don’t believe that there is going to be a George Washington to ride in, cross the Deleware, and save us from tyrrancy. Reagan was the closest we are going to get and the Reagan revolution is definitely over!
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How Government Confiscates Your Wealth

Government is by far the biggest expense that citizens have.

Through a complicated maze of propaganda, “public education,” political chicanery and a veritable army of sociopathic politicians and parasite bureaucrats, America has been hollowed out, leaving only a zombie nation totally ignorant of history and their human condition.

Let’s take a look at just what a sociopath or psychopath is. It is the only way to understand most politicians and bureaucrats.

Psychopaths may be social or antisocial as manifested in stealth criminal or amoral behavior without empathy, remorse or guilt. Psychopaths and sociopaths have great capacity to have dual personalities. They say what they know voters want to hear but use the privileges of their office to aggrandize themselves and their cronies. They act with such social two-facedness that they may stay in office for years carrying on great deception and doing great harm to the country.

Worst of all, sociopaths and psychopaths may be criminal and commit criminal acts while lacking a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

Sociopaths and psychopaths are highly skilled with language, even gifted politically. So we have to watch what they do more than what they say. This is something few people can accomplish. It is very easy for a sociopath or psychopath to manipulate you by saying exactly what you want to hear. This is his front.

The voters are gullible and blind to sociopathic political trickery and have been for years and even decades. They are victims of what Edward L. Bernays described as an invisible government that is the true ruling power of the country. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, described in his book, Propaganda, how the unseen hands of these few men pull the wires that control the public mind. I described more about this in my column, Decoding The Political Message: Politicians, Governmentspeak And Brainwash.

It is a known fact that at this time in the U.S., 50 percent of the population supports the other 50 percent with their income taxes. The producers support the non-producers. The political class and their propaganda machine push the notions that the producers must “pay their fair share” and “give back” to the community. And then there is that subtle economic class war syndrome that implies that the accumulation of wealth makes one dirty.

“Pay your fair share” is a control phrase created to condition the public mind to a perverted “fairness” that uses an altruistic public to feel obligated morally to pay taxes. It tells the conscious mind to “do the right thing.” This phrase helps extract tax money without allowance for logic or legality.

“Give back” is another control phrase created to condition the public mind that what everyone has comes from the state and giving back a portion is the moral thing to do. President Barack Obama invoked a turn of this phrase when he said, “You didn’t build that” to business owners.

For a hundred years, Americans have been victimized by a state-sponsored socialist, altruistic, collectivist social and educational system which has produced a popular mentality of diminishing the individual and independent thinker to a collectivist mind (mentality) which can be esoterically swayed, directed and channeled against their own best interest. The virtue and sanctity of the individual person and ego is no more, and anathema to the state.

What does it all mean? It means to develop a state of mind that gives ones’ self and production to the state. Each individual, in order to be a good citizen of the state, must contribute most of his means and be grateful for the services the state returns — whether they are necessary or useful or not.

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Your Representatives and Senators are supported by the super rich. They legislate in favor of the super rich and the non-producers at the expense of the producing middle class. They never use terms that express what they are doing. They address the people with altruistic and collectivist statements. They use “for the greater good” which translates “share your production with the non-producers and the non-producing parasite system.” The term “the greater good” is not for the individualist and his pursuit of happiness.

The American people still believe, or can easily be persuaded, that if the “Feds” get after you, then you must have done something wrong. They don’t stop to think that the men manning the guns are government employees. They are paid gunmen, even if they are ordered to shoot their brothers and sisters; and they are doing so in increasing numbers.

This mindset has trickled down to the local police, who are becoming increasingly militant and increasingly militarized and increasingly are showing psychopathic behavior. In Connecticut there is a showdown looming over guns confiscation. As many as 375,000 gun owners have ignored the new law requiring them to register their so-called “assault rifles” (a propaganda term). Some are asking the State’s law enforcement officers if they will attack gun owners and forcefully confiscate unregistered weapons.

Unfortunately, as Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told one woman, the police are fully prepared to put their boots on the necks of Connecticut gun owners. When she called to question her husband’s liability under the law, Vance told her she sounded “un-American” and “anti-law” when she questioned the law’s validity. When she reminded him that the State police work for the people and are servants of the people, Vance responded that “I’m the master, ma’am. I’m the master.”

Big government has an endless bag of tricks to keep the pot of population boiling over with issues that divide the people against themselves. The psychopaths use assaults on the people and their freedoms as diversionary tactics to sow discord and unrest as they tear down the system step by step. The rule is that the people are always manipulated against their best interest over time. First, the people are pitted against each other. Then they create a false dialectic to create the illusion of choice in order to create a further division and hide their theft and destruction.

People with system blinders on cannot see the axiom that “things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.” If two politicians fall under different party labels but, upon objective analysis, they have the same philosophy and approximately the same voting record, they are the same in reality.

An inconsistent mind knows not the difference in system-taught altruism and the sour odor of fraud upon the people. It cannot see through the deceptive fog how government sucks out and squanders a people’s wealth and their very existence.

By slowly changing their psyche to collectivism and altruism, their morality becomes quicksand and reality becomes spurious and frivolous. Collectivism and altruism diminishes individualism and transforms the mind. Collectivism and altruism are the rot of morality and individualism. The people evolve into nothing more than an expression of the state.

APG Believers Are The Flat Earthers

Consensus is not science.

Supporters of the theory — and a debunked theory it is — of anthropogenic global warming claim that because a group of scientists have proclaimed that it’s happening, that means the science is settled. Evidence refuting the “settled” part of their “science” is irrelevant to them.

For instance, last month PolicyMic.com had this to say, “Despite the presence of a near 100% agreement on man-made global warming in scientific journals, it seems that deniers will always have something to cling to, even if it can’t be found in a scientific journal. The rest of us will just have to sit here and wait for them to catch up.”

And Secretary of State John Kerry, who once proudly proclaimed he voted against something before voting for it and never met an issue — except global warming — upon which he couldn’t equivocate, last week in Jakarta, Indonesia, said: “The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

Psychopathic thieves like Kerry overlook the fact that the theory of a flat Earth remained “settled science” for many years.

Kerry also proclaimed, “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts. Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”

Add another “shoddy” scientist to the mix of “flat Earthers” and “head buriers.” Dr. Patrick Moore, who knows a little more about “science” than John Kerry knows about anything beyond spending his wife’s money — make that a lot more — told a Senate panel: “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years. Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”

Moore, the former co-founder of the environmentalist group Greenpeace, reminded Senators that an Ice Age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 levels were 10 times higher than today.

For people like Kerry and President Barack Obama (who proclaimed global warming a “fact” in his State of the Union speech), the science is “settled” because they see yet another opportunity for a wealth-redistribution scheme and more government power. Since their “theory” doesn’t hold water against the fact that global temperatures have remained steady for almost 20 years, they want to stifle any debate over their theory’s validity.

Scientists and people like Al Gore use much the same tactic but for different reasons. They are in it for the money: Scientists don’t want their Federal grant gravy train to disappear, and Gore doesn’t want to have to give up his speaker fees and “carbon credit” get-rich schemes.

Their sycophantic followers have merely fallen prey to a cult. But it’s one that exists on cognitive dissonance. Moore summed that up in his Senate testimony:

From 1910 to 1940 there was an increase in global average temperature of [0.5 degrees Celsius] over that 30-year period. Then there was a 30-year ‘pause’ until 1970. This was followed by an increase of [0.57 degrees Celsius] during the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000. Since then there has been no increase, perhaps a slight decrease, in average global temperature. This in itself tends to negate the validity of the computer models, as CO2 emissions have continued to accelerate during this time. The increase in temperature between 1910-1940 was virtually identical to the increase between 1970-2000. Yet the IPCC does not attribute the increase from 1910-1940 to ‘human influence.’ They are clear in their belief that human emissions impact only the increase ‘since the mid-20th century.’ Why does the IPCC believe that a virtually identical increase in temperature after 1950 is caused mainly by ‘human influence,’ when it has no explanation for the nearly identical increase from 1910-1940?”

The flat Earthers, head buriers and clingers are those who continue to promote the theory as “settled” despite evidence to the contrary.