The awakening Chinese industry and the U.S. Fed

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the November 1997 issue in which I warned about the coming collapse of the U.S. manufacturing sector and what would result from exporting manufacturing jobs to China and the part played by the Federal Reserve. There are now hundreds of U.S. corporations manufacturing all or part of their goods in China; and the Federal Reserve has created trillions of dollars of debt on the backs of cheap Chinese labor, all to the detriment of the American middle class.

Did Richard Nixon, in his quest to open China in our era, know the plans of the global elite?

What will be the effect of massive Chinese production with cheap labor?

It could and will put many higher price goods manufacturers out of business or in depression for a time. Many, such as the Japanese, are setting up shop in China to avoid collapse at home.

Because of the great deflationary threat of Chinese production of cheap goods (all planned) the Fed can create mountains of credit (money). With this creation of trillions, they can continue to buy the world with no fear of price inflation.

Do you get the picture of the relationship of Nixon “opening up China” and the U.S. Fed? In defiance of reality, the Fed can pump money with no regard for a depreciating dollar because of the absence of price inflation.

No price inflation means low interest rates and a booming U.S. bond market. December T-Bond futures just broke out to new highs.

Conclusion: This makes the U.S. Fed have a vested interest in developing China. The China card, as in the British opium trade, is now a continuation of Anglo-American economic monopoly and expansion. Machiavelli could not dream of such an esoteric chess game. Now do you know why China has the United States’ most favored trade status? Surely you do.

The immune system and the heart

We typically don’t 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.

On Tuesday, render the threat to our way of life impotent

 

Commenting on One czar to rule them all,
Peter says:
October 29, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
You’re right, Ben. But actually doing something is not the intent of such moves. And that intent is “Being SEEN To Be Doing Something”, the age old paean of all politicians. We have finally devolved to completely useless system of government, totally failing the Constitution and Bill of Rights, moving deeper into soviet style giveaways, failing in virtually all sectors of governance. Yet loudly crying, “See what we did?!!!” — while having done nothing. And the well trained sheep buy it.
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Commenting on How Ebola killed the Democratic Party,
garyg1919 says:
October 30, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.
This closet commie should be locked up. The “experiment” is over. Common sense will prevail. Even the doped up 18-29 year old crowd has realized what a sham this guy is.
The most secretive administration led by the guy we know nothing about and supported by like minded idiots is collapsing. My question is why has it taken so long?
The compliant media hides the truth from us and perpetuates his lies and lawless acts not realizing that they too are his targets.
His base is disappearing with the exception of those who have become totally dependent on his unprecedented give away programs that the few, the pissed, the tax payers must pay for.
Render this threat to our way of life impotent on November 4th. Sweep his supporters out of power and help take back our country. You must get out and vote to overcome all the fraud that will be forthcoming from this regime. It’s our time now, be part of it.
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The Ebola ‘epidemic’ has all the makings of a false flag

It appears increasingly likely that the Ebola “epidemic” is a false flag episode that is being perpetrated upon the American people and the world.

False flags take many forms but serve one main purpose: to grow and strengthen central authority (government) and remove liberties from the people under the altruistic mantra of keeping them “safe.” That is not to say that they don’t serve other purposes as well, as the Ebola “crisis” clearly does.

So far, Ebola is affecting only people in a handful of West African nations: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria (plus one case in Senegal and two cases in America). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims there are 13,703 total cases, but only 7,637 are confirmed Ebola. The CDC attributes 4,922 total deaths to Ebola out of a total population of 195.3 million people in the main four African nations mentioned.

For comparison, there are more than 110,000 Americans killed every year by adverse reactions to FDA-approved drugs, and as many 440,000 annual preventable U.S. deaths due to medical errors. The CDC claims as many as 49,000 Americans die each year from the flu (though it admits in the fine print that no more than 8.5 percent of those are actually flu-related). Yet fewer than 5,000 Ebola deaths in Africa is a sign of an existential crisis, we are told.

These countries and their people are suffering from decades of war and the resulting environmental pollution, poor sanitation, malnutrition, dirty water and little or no infrastructure — conditions that are all detrimental to human health and immunity. There are also reports that the U.S. has biowarfare labs in the region, that manufacturing plants are dumping toxic chemicals into the water supply and soil, and that agencies like the Red Cross are intentionally infecting people under the guise of vaccination programs.

Whether those 7,637 or 13,703 — or whatever figure health authorities pull from their hats — contracted a disease called Ebola is pure speculation, at best. The inventor of the PCR test for Ebola says the test is not adequate for diagnosing Ebola. The Department of Defense’s Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems manual, produced Aug. 14 for military units sent into the Ebola zones, says so as well.

In other words, even those 7,637 “confirmed” Ebola cases were confirmed on the basis of an inadequate test and based on symptoms that mimic other ailments and, therefore, may or may not be attributable to Ebola. So to say that Ebola cases have crossed the 13,000 is fearmongering propaganda.

Officials from government, its affiliated organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are giving mixed signals on the disease’s infectiousness. We are simultaneously told that it is highly contagious and that it is not; that it can be acquired via airborne exposure and that it cannot; that it can live on surfaces and that it cannot; that it can spread on public transportation but it cannot be contracted there; that people who have been exposed to it should be quarantined and that they should not; that it can incubate for 21 days or that it can for 42; and the list of discrepancies, absurdities and deceptions goes on. Because there is so much misinformation, disinformation and deception from the so-called authorities, it’s little wonder that Ebola is creating fear among the people.

The U.S. government’s response to Ebola is irrational. While claiming that the disease should be isolated in West Africa in order to combat it, the State Department announced plans to bring Ebola-infected healthcare works to the U.S. for treatment — even those who are not American — at a cost of $200,000 to $300,000 each.

It claims that U.S. citizens and foreigners traveling to the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries cannot and should not be quarantined — and pushed back against governors who attempted to quarantine possible Ebola-exposed travelers — yet it quarantines in Italy U.S. military personnel returning from the Ebola “Hot Zones.” It’s almost as if the Obama regime wants to facilitate the spread of the disease.

But to believe that would be crazy, tinfoil-hat conspiracy-theory talk and nuttery. The U.S. government is and always has been an agent of good in the world. It would not intentionally harm people — particularly Americans. The government is only out to promote the greater good. It tells us so all the time.

To believe such nonsense is to deny history and common sense. It is not just evil governments like Nazi Germany that have conducted vile experiments on innocent humans. The U.S. government has over the years intentionally on numerous occasions subjected American cities, groups of Americans and foreigners to disease, radiological and biowarfare agents and other experiments both subversively and secretly. And U.S. government agencies were continuing to do so very recently as a matter of standing policy, as I explained in “Who will keep us safe? Certainly not government.”

If Ebola does reach epidemic proportions in the U.S., it would “crash the healthcare system,” according to news reports. Of course, the cure for that is to throw more money at the CDC, which has, in turn, thrown $10 billion at public health systems since 2002 to help them prepare to cope with a disease outbreak. News reports claim the CDC’s budget has been cut drastically in recent years. That is specious reasoning, if not an outright lie. And of course, the agency still found plenty of money to throw at studies of fat lesbians, condom use, Vietnamese televisions and other tommyrot.

So who would benefit from an Ebola epidemic? First, as usual, would be government. It has already served to remove the terror war, the Ukraine war and the sundry Obama scandals off the front pages.

The money printers love new excuses to further devalue the currency and impoverish the people. Ebola is right up their alley.

The CDC and other government agencies are now spending billions of dollars to stockpile gowns, face shields, hazmat suits and body bags in order to prepare for an emergency, while the FDA is working with Big Pharma in a rush to develop a vaccine.

Obviously a massive outbreak would justify more money printing to further enlarge and empower government agencies like the CDC, the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services and especially the Department of Homeland Security. Those agencies would have more authority and more money to throw at NGOs in the form of increased security measures and supply purchases, etc.

The government would implement greater security measures and restrict travel under the guise of safety. The propaganda war would ramp up, with anyone opposing increased restrictions labeled unpatriotic, selfish and a menace to society.

Once a vaccine is rushed into development, there will be great public pressure placed on the masses to be inoculated. The propaganda war on that front will be just as great as that behind the tighter security and travel restrictions implemented. Big Pharma loves mass vaccine programs because U.S. law absolves them of responsibility when their vaccines cause debilitating disease or death, yet they are guaranteed funding through the Federal Treasury and Obamacare-compliant healthcare plans.

NGOs and crony corporations would benefit from increased spending on a host of security measures and quarantine equipment.

The military benefits from its presence in West Africa — a presence for which Obama has long sought justification. It now has a de facto base there.

Those countries have resources, particularly oil and diamonds; and a U.S. military presence would secure U.S. control of those assets. Agents of the government, NGOs and crony corporations have for years used ruses of all sorts, along with the bribery and/or threats against corrupt government officials, to cut deals to build infrastructure in Third World countries in exchange for the country’s resources.

The resources are plundered, the infrastructure — built by U.S. crony corporations and often subcontracted to companies affiliated with corrupt officials in the target country — may or may not be completed, and the people in those countries are left destitute and hopeless, while their corrupt leaders reap a windfall from the bribes, kickbacks and graft.

Barring its release as a bioweapon, there is little chance that Americans in any significant number will contract Ebola; and those who do will have already had compromised immune systems. The idea of a massive pandemic from the spread of the disease is based on the germ theory created by Louis Pasteur.

If the germ theory of disease were true medical science, there would be no life on the Earth. The germ theory says that any killer epidemic would spread over the whole Earth.

Everyone knows that an epidemic does not kill everyone. Why? It’s simply because some people have stronger immunity, which overrides the germ theory.

The first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was sick when he came to the country. Yet despite being cooped up in an apartment with him while he was sick, three of his acquaintances did not get Ebola. Those three were even quarantined in the apartment with Duncan’s dirty linens for days.

The Obama Administration says that two of the 75 healthcare workers treating Duncan “caught” Ebola. But how can we know for sure what their sickness was when the word comes from a government that has changed its story on Ebola like a chameleon changes colors? We also don’t know the healthcare workers’ state of health before, nor is there an accurate test to determine whether Ebola was actually present in significant amounts to cause disease.

The false theory that disease germs are exterior to the body is the erroneous foundation of contagious disease. The whole immunization/vaccination theory is false. But this is the basis and foundation of a multitrillion-dollar pharmaceutical cartel, which controls all allopathic medical schools and doctors.

The medical mafia has spread their propaganda well. They have indeed deceived almost everyone. Modern medicine is a killing machine for profit.

If a person has a strong and healthy immune system, he could sleep with people dying with “contagious disease” and never even get sick. This includes Ebola, SARS, H1N1, avian flu and the common cold. What a relief this is to know, but how difficult it is to get people to believe.

So how do we ensure we have strong immune systems? It starts with a rested body and a healthy, alkaline diet. Higher alkalization means more oxygen, and more oxygen signifies higher immunity.

For an alkaline diet we must consume whole, nutrient-rich foods, mostly from raw, living sources. When you eat more than 50 percent raw foods, you can stop the inflammation triggered by processed, refined or even cooked or baked foods.

Our diet should be 80 percent vegetables (organic) with only 20 percent meats (preferably free-range and not exposed to GMOs or antibiotics). Avoid anything processed, which creates acidity in the body. Acidity leads to disease.

Also stay hydrated with water and powerful tonics like green tea and herbal teas containing cat’s claw, ginseng and ginger root.

There are a number of natural supplements you can take that boost your immune system. But peak immunity begins with a magic foursome. That magic foursome is calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin F. The calcium should be calcium lactate, calcium citrate or calcium bicarbonate. The vitamin D should be natural vitamin D3 (really a hormone). The vitamin C should be whole complex vitamin C (not just ascorbic acid). And vitamin F should be a special form of fatty acid which is linolenic and linoleic acids, which are converted to arachidonic acid in our liver.

Then there is iodine. Iodine is a big part of peak immunity. David Brownstein, M.D., says that no virus, bacteria or parasite can resist it.

Brownstein believes, based on its symptom of bleeding out of the orifices, that Ebola is a scurvy-like disease. Scurvy is caused by insufficient vitamin C. He recommends doses of 3,000 milligrams to 5,000 milligrams per day at a minimum, if your body can tolerate it. During acute infections he recommends 5,000 milligrams to 7,000 milligrams per day, but dosages that high are only to be taken by IV and only under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.

We don’t have to fall prey to this latest false flag if we can just convince people to step outside of conventional wisdom for a change.

Slouching from infanticide to ‘toddlercide’

Baby killing (abortion) is a growing industry backed by all kinds of monstrous justification.

Just how intelligent is a race of people who will themselves to extinction? We should call it a moral crisis.

We fear tyranny, war, disease and fear economic depression; but we have absolutely no fear of self-extinction.

Since 1973, there have been 56.6 million abortions. But this is apparently not enough. According to anecdotal evidence presented by pro-life groups Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, an astonishing number of college students say they support post-birth abortion — or what we commonly call murder.

These murders should take place up to ages 4 and 5, students say, because the children are not yet “self-aware.”

The devaluation of life has become public policy in America, hence the death panels in Obamacare and forced funding of abortifacients in Obamacare healthcare plans. Abortion has long been a central plank of the Godless Democrat Party. It’s now joined by homosexual “marriage.”

Yes, there are death panels in Obamacare that will ration care. There are also government “policymakers” like Ezekiel Emanuel who are proponents of child murder because children are not productive members of society.

Of course, for most of the people abortions are mainly for more selfish reasons of convenience. And by the way, Margaret Sanger, a proponent of eugenics, founded the precursor to Planned Parenthood in order to exterminate minorities–blacks in particular. Her plan seems to be working, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the majority of babies aborted are minorities.

It wasn’t so long ago that there was a terrible stigma placed on abortion, and it was done mostly in secret and only in extreme circumstances. Then it evolved into public policy and became in most minds no more serious a procedure than pulling a tooth.

Before something becomes official and “public policy,” it begins as unofficial public policy. In the beginning or unofficial stage, the government and its politicians appear to be silent or neutral on an issue. All appears to be spontaneous, coming from grass-roots idealism. For example, infant murder began under the altruistic sounding words “planned parenthood.” Now Planned Parenthood is granted an annual stipend from the Federal Treasury.

As always in such chicanery, these words are totally misleading. But they have worked their charm on lukewarm churchgoing Americans. Under the guise of universalism and tolerance, the world turns its back on all sorts of evil.

In the beginning stages of creating the public mind to accept the formulation of public policy, it all has an aura of free expression and “free choice.”

While some people are mildly alarmed, few would ever suspect the progression pattern and how these altruistic social expressions finally evolve into law. This means in plain language that at some point, the government decides “by law” who is to die “in the public interest.” They will decide which children will die and which aged and infirm will die. And eventually, they will come after you with no pretense.

The Founders back the argument that Houston mayor’s attack on preachers is not a 1st Amendment issue

In my column last week, Why Houston mayor’s attack on preachers was not a 1st Amendment issue, I explained how the “incorporation doctrine,” a construct created out of whole cloth by an activist judiciary in the early 20th century, had subverted the Constitution and was a dangerous threat to liberty.

Not a few people, obviously indoctrinated by the public (non)education system and steeped in state-worshiping conventional wisdom, were apparently seriously aggrieved by the argument; even when they opposed the mayor’s actions. Their responses were typically vacuous and fallacious.

For example, Reid Reasor opined:

“So this author then argues the state or local government may abduct and keeping (sic) our daughters without trail (sic) or probable cause even perform cruel and unusual punishment because the federal government has limited powers outside of their enumeration?”

Clearly I argued no such thing.

JimH remarked:

“Houston is not Congress.’ True, but citizens of Houston are also citizens of the U.S., so the Constitution and Bill of Rights are still relevant.”

Not in this case, as my column points out.

Guest attempted to help JimH make his case with:

“houston (sic) IS congress as houston (sic) is the people and the state. they (sic) are represented in congress by BOTH the house and the senate.”

This argument holds no water at all.

Clifton demonstrated how deeply the statists have inculcated into the minds of Americans false notions about the Constitution with his comment:

“What about the separation of church and state. If the church is ordered to stay out of the government, then shouldn’t the government stay out of the church. If the government pass (sic) laws that is offensive to the church, dose the church have the right and obligation to speak out against the law?”

The “separation doctrine” is found nowhere in the Constitution and is simply another fabricated construct.

Since commenters provided arguments to my points without anything but opinion and misperceptions to back them, I thought it best to just let the Founders themselves speak to the issue.

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” — James Madison, Federalist No 45.

“In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 14.

“The Federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular, to the state legislatures.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 10.

“The appointment of senators by the state legislatures . . . is recommended by the double advantage of favoring a select appointment, and of giving to the state governments such an agency in the formation of the federal government, as must secure the authority of the former.” James Madison – Federalist No. 62.

“While the constitution continues to be read, and its principles known, the states, must, by every rational man, be considered as essential component parts of the union; and therefore the idea of sacrificing the former to the latter is totally inadmissible.” – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

“This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.” – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

The State governments possess inherent advantages, which will ever give them an influence and ascendancy over the National Government, and will for ever preclude the possibility of federal encroachments. That their liberties, indeed, can be subverted by the federal head, is repugnant to every rule of political calculation. – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

“[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore . . . never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge William Johnson

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.” – Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank.

“If there were any seeds in this Constitution which might, one day, produce a consolidation, it would, sir, with me, be an insuperable objection. I am so perfectly convinced that so extensive a country as this can never be managed by one consolidated government… If the state governments vanish, the general government must vanish also.. The state governments can put a veto, at any time, on the general government, by ceasing to continue the executive power.” – William Richardson Davie of North Carolina, 1788.

The Constitution would not have been ratified without the promise of a Bill of Rights. While the Amendment that guaranteed “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,” became the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights, it was usually the first Amendment proposed by the states. Patrick Henry called it a check on the “sweeping clauses” in the Constitution: namely the General Welfare Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause and the Supremacy Clause.

In the New York Ratifying Convention, Robert Lansing proposed:

“That no power shall be exercised by Congress, but such as is expressly given by this Constitution; and all others, not expressly given, shall be reserved to the respective states, to be by them exercised.”

In North Carolina, the proposed Amendment read that each state was to “retain every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States.”[i]

Of course, a number of the Founders warned that even a Bill of Rights was not sufficient to check the power of the Federal government.

John Lansing of New York proclaimed that, “[I]f you do not give the state governments a power to protect themselves, if you leave them no other check upon Congress than the power of appointing senators, they will certainly be overcome.” By the way, the “power of appointing senators” was lost with the passage of the 17th Amendment.

Patrick Henry, Henry Lee and others warned much the same thing. Their warnings were prescient.


 

[i] The Founding Fathers Guide To The Constitution, Brion McClanahan, pp. 179-180

Salt has a salty history

The Law of Moses required that all grain offerings be seasoned with salt. Leonardo da Vinci painted an overturned salt dish in front of Judas, which represented an ill omen for his traitorous act. The importance of salt originated not only from its nutritional value as a mineral source, but also from its usefulness in preserving foods for seasons when people would otherwise have starved.

Many societies have used salt as a form of currency. The expression “not worth his salt” comes from the practice of trading slaves for salt in Greece. For thousands of years, salt has been considered an irreplaceable component of the human diet.

But guess what? Government-sponsored salt-related research triggered in 1979, “Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,” identified salt as a major factor in hypertensive conditions. Then another government study concluded that, in general, societies with higher salt intake will have higher average blood pressure.

And even more damning was a 1999 study that followed more than 20,000 Americans for 25 years. The results indicated that people who ate more salt had “32 percent more strokes, a whopping 89 percent more deaths from stroke, 44 percent more heart-attack deaths, and 39 percent more deaths from all causes.”

Well, an independent review of all this proved that the conclusions were false. The relationship of salt to cardiovascular disease was true only for people who were hugely overweight. In fact, Michael Alderman, an epidemiologist and past president of the American Society of Hypertension, concluded quite the opposite and wrote that for people who were not overweight, “the more salt you eat, the less likely you are to die.”

While some hypertensive people are sensitive to salt, it is false to conclude that high salt intake is a cause of high blood pressure. Alderman concluded that those who consumed the least salt had the most myocardial infarctions and other cardiovascular complications.

An article published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, in 1998 similarly concluded that people “who eat lots of salt live longer than those who avoid it.” The 25 percent of people who consumed the lowest amount of salt had a higher risk of death compared with the 25 percent who consumed the highest amounts of salt. Likewise, in an eight-year study of hypertensives in New York, those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as people with normal sodium intake.

In his book “Take the Latest Low Sodium Advice with a Grain of Salt,” Paul J. Rosch, M.D., states that reduced salt intake actually has a number of negative consequences, including: increased levels of renin (an enzyme that is associated with hypertension), increased levels of LDL (low density lipids, the bad type of cholesterol), insulin resistance (the cause of adult onset or type II diabetes), reduced sexual activity in men, and cognitive difficulties and anorexia in the elderly.

Dr. David Brownstein, in his book “Salt Your Way to Health,” said he was taught in medical school that salt causes high blood pressure and that everybody should be on a low-salt diet. While treating his patients, he started to notice the ones who had high blood pressure received very little benefit from a low-salt diet. Most of them were also low on minerals. In his search for ways to help these patients, he came across unrefined salt. By suggesting that his patients should use unrefined salt, which has more than 80 trace minerals in it, he noticed something strange start to happen.

His “patients with high blood pressure were finding that their blood pressure was actually coming down to the point they could come off of their medications.”

Brownstein’s book will show you how adding the right kind of salt to your diet can help adrenal disorders, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, fatigue, headaches, immune system function and thyroid disorders.

There is hardly a doctor in the land who would not advise you to cut your salt. Meanwhile, doctors rarely mention the dangers of sugar.

We have to remember that Americans think that salt is salt. Not so at all. Everyday salt that we consume is sodium chloride. This is a bad salt because it is processed salt — that is, it is heated and the mineral value is flushed away.

Ordinary table salt is highly processed. It is approximately 97.5 percent sodium chloride and 2.5 percent chemicals. It is dried at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat greatly alters the chemical structure of natural salt.

Sea salt has about 16 percent natural minerals and trace minerals like silicon, phosphorus and vanadium. So the salt that the FDA is opposing is ordinary refined table salt which has absolutely nothing in common with unrefined natural sea salt. The difference in health effects is great, but the FDA never defines salt as good and bad.

What kind of salt? Celtic Sea Salt from France or RealSalt® from Utah. Both can be purchased online and at health food stores.

A modern system of alchemy, wrapped in voodoo terminology

Dear Bob,

I like most of your articles, but you beat a dead horse to death on this money thing. You waste too much space on the subject of money.

Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

True, we use a lot of space discussing the subject of money and monetary realism. There is a very good reason for this. Everything is a joke unless we understand how the money magicians create money (credit) and enslave the world with it. If I could create money and buy your labor with it, you would be my slave, no matter what you think. This is exactly what the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve do. They will do anything to keep the American people from finding out how wealth flows to the government, not away from it. Have you ever wondered where the government gets the money to keep growing and growing?

The money merchants have a modern system of alchemy, wrapped in voodoo terminology, locked away from the public mind. It’s been more than a generation since the subject of government money creation has even been debated. It is nothing less than amazing how the official propaganda has made the American people believe such nonsense about “the budget crisis” and “the national debt.” How can human liberty ever be restored on such fraud and deception?

Best wishes,

Bob

Crisis governance covers collapsing currency

The world is bound up in a paper money/credit explosion that can only end badly. What it really means is impoverishment for millions of people, most of whom are totally oblivious to the roaring undercurrent.

There is little wisdom in announcing an economic crash after the fact. Yet some people get upset that I continue with ongoing warnings of a coming financial “pandemic.” Seeing the probabilities before they happen is the only prediction that is worthwhile. Afterwards is merely reporting the obvious.

I warned my readers in my monthly newsletter, “The Bob Livingston Letter” www.boblivingstonletter.com (subscription required), months before the 2008 collapse occurred. I believe we are nearing another similar event that will be deeper than the last.

My findings are that the American people don’t believe that we can have economic collapse followed by economic and social chaos. They suffer from normalcy bias. We need to pay more attention to history of the United States and the world.

The U.S. dollar is progressively buying less and less. The middle class and savers are impoverished. I often use that word, “impoverishment,” because that is exactly what has happening for 100 years, ever since the beginning of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913.

But the process of currency destruction is getting faster and faster. This always happens in the final stages. You would think that now almost everybody could see what’s happening.

I am wondering if all the crises — ISIS, Ebola, Ukraine, etc. — are simply providing cover for the economic shock progressing daily. The savings of the working class and the middle classes are being wiped out with a ruthlessness no revolution or foreign war could equal.

While there is an ongoing accumulation of hard assets by the few who know the nature of politics, governments and history, paper money is more and more in demand by the debtor class. The “value” of financial assets is far, far larger than the dollar value of the U.S. economy. As yet, no one seems to sense the risk.

Everyone believes such pervasive nonsense touted daily about the current state of the U.S. economic financial condition. The administration puts out a false unemployment figure and papers over the growing dependence on government, the loss of jobs, the expansion of the “part-time” job base and the stock market rising on nothing more than money printing and hot air.

I don’t care how smart the professional class is, it seems that the imbalances and contradictions of the U.S. dollar and the economy are beyond their grasp… or they are perpetually lying. The people did not learn from the last economic collapse and are trusting the same group of liars who lied to them before.

As a nation, we are suffering from something akin to attention deficit disorder and living in a world where fantasy is more real than reality. We are goaded on by none other than our illustrious Federal Reserve, the banksters, the moneyed elites, the political class and the purveyors of their propaganda, the mainstream media.

Let’s draw on this quote from Edmond Burke on the subject of national debt:

When a nation is deep in debt and knows no way out, when it spends itself into deeper debt and cannot stop, the monetary authority who is seen as all-knowing will be believed on his personal account. There is no other way to avoid panic and crisis in this state of things.

The person who really commands the credit flows is your master… the master of your material possessions, the master of your souls.

We have been in an orgy of financial alchemy called quantitative easing. It has constructed financial bubbles the likes of which the world has never known. The amount of money (credit) issued over the past dozen years far exceeds the entire amount of currency printed in the history of the United States form George Washington’s inauguration to 1980.

The nature of money or credit creation is that it must move at an ever-expanding pace because a sinking debt structure needs to move faster and faster in order to remain afloat. This mania of credit creation is difficult to comprehend because there has never been anything close to it to compare it with.

As currencies collapse, credit deteriorates, political institutions lose credibility, moral degeneracy is on public display and financial activity becomes feverish and of course, the poor and the middle class are further impoverished.

And as stated above, a common feature in the collapse and those before it is the bedazzlement of the smart and actually knowledgeable people, whistling past the graveyard, while the hangman adjusts the scaffold. All is a fantasy island where only a few discover that security has become a castle of dreams. How could it be otherwise when everyone believes that debt is wealth?

Paper money is debt! All financial assets are debt. What a hot air balloon waiting for one small pin.

All the while, a small, savvy group is quietly moving from paper assets to real assets, i.e., gold, silver, gold stocks, some foreign currencies and land. These people have the vision to see the approach of political and social immorality, which will get worse and worse until the U.S. dollar collapses to near zero purchasing power.

Lest you have too much faith in the American dollar, all paper currencies in history have turned to dust. It is not a question of if, but when.

Why would anyone delay getting out of the U.S. dollar into real assets? Assuming they had a basic knowledge of financial and economic conditions, the only possible answer is they can’t believe that the U.S. dollar — and with it their savings — is headed for the dustbin of history. These are the people who form lines at the bank as the bank closes long after the last of the money is gone.

Historically, governments confiscate wealth with inflation (paper money). This is another way of saying that paper money confiscates wealth. People complain but they accept it not realizing that eventually all savings are wiped out.

Inflation in the final stages begins to take on new meaning when prices jump daily. Governments, meaning the bureaucrats and politicians, hide their theft and chicanery with printing press money. They can pay “social benefits” and create wars with paper money until the system begins to collapse.

Eventually, the printing press money loses its disguise; and governments resort to outright confiscation of wealth by one ruse or another. Remember that governments don’t produce any wealth, so they must take it from the people one way or the other. Toward the end and final destruction of the paper currency, governments use ingenious “patriotic” arguments to induce greater sacrifices by and from the people. Sound familiar?

About this time we have a flurry or mania of economic activity which really serves as a cover for the shrewder class to convert their paper money into gold, silver and other real assets. They foresee an economic collapse not yet visible to the population at large.

And what happens to all the depreciating paper money? It winds up almost exclusively in the hands of the working class. As things get increasingly dire, the people try to get more and more paper money. The debtor class has to have more and more paper money even though they know by now that it is fast becoming worthless.

Meanwhile, the social order continues breaking down. It takes immorality to entertain. And in France during the Assignat Inflation, beginning in 1789 and the early 1790s, to say that the currency was depreciating carried a four-year sentence in irons. At the time, investments in foreign countries by Frenchmen were punishable by death. Vast lands and estates of the French church were expropriated and declared “national properties.” This is the type of atmosphere that comes in a wild inflationary environment.

But we have the same thing in deflation! In 1933, in the United States, “all persons were required to deliver to the Treasurer of the United States any and all gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates.” Well, some actually turned in their gold.

The Senator Thomas Amendment in 1933 was passed to “transfer $200 billion from the hands of persons who now have it who did not buy it, who did not earn it, who do not deserve it, who must not retain it, back to the other side, the debtor class of the Republic, the people who owe the mass debts of the nation.” Senator Elmer Thomas first planned to confiscate bank deposits outright instead of through a banking collapse that happened anyway. This is U.S. history, my friends — only a couple of generations ago.

After the Civil War, in the South the only currency of any value was gold; but only a few perceptive insiders anticipated the carnage of the Civil War and its aftermath. Of course, as always, most of the people could not believe what was happening to the South. They were caught destitute and impoverished.

Why must the masses be face to face with crisis to illuminate their world? All I can say is that they continue to believe the lies of politicians and bureaucrats.

In time (nobody knows exactly when), the U.S. dollar will completely lose its purchasing power against hard assets, real estate, precious metals and some foreign currencies.

Inflation or deflation? Right now, the Fed is producing inflation but trying to hide it with chicanery. But without doubt, there will eventually be an economic and financial accident, which could cause a swift deflation for a time. This is exactly why we strongly recommend the holding of some emergency cash.

In summary, we recommend gold and silver coins. I like the bags of U.S. pre-1965 90 percent silver coins, as these coins are still legal tender and readily recognizable because they appear the same as the clad metal coins we have now. Accumulate some gold and silver stocks.

Hold some cash money — enough to cover about three months of bills if possible. Store at least a three-month supply of food and water and store ammo for your guns. Remember that emergencies and catastrophes come in many forms, from natural to man-caused. Try to consider as many eventualities as you can and prepare for them.

I can’t believe it, but some people still ask if they should put their coins in a bank safety deposit box. The answer is still a resounding “NO.”

Inevitably, whenever I recommend buying gold and silver, I’m asked to recommend a dealer. Your best bet, I believe, is to find a local coin dealer or gold seller who is well established, has been in the community a long time and has a good reputation with the Better Business Bureau and his customers. Buy with cash. Be careful who you tell that you have it. Store it in a safe, preferably hidden away.

The USA PATRIOT Act is anything but patriotic

We are fast approaching an ignominious date in American history. Sunday, Oct. 26, will mark the 13th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act.

The clever wordsmiths in the halls of power gave the act a high-sounding name. But like most laws passed by the psychopaths in the Washington cesspool, the law is the opposite of its name.

Ostensibly designed to combat terrorism — the name is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” — the act was passed quickly and immediately signed into law just over a month after 9/11 and in reality opened the door for a growing government surveillance state and the loss of basic American liberties.

“Patriotism” throughout history has covered a multitude of mischief. We are seeing it now.

It is frightening how simple the American people are and how easily they are manipulated simply because they are intellectually lazy.

Everything that goes wrong in the state with the state whether by design or accident, whether war, depression, inflation, impoverishment or starvation, the bureaucracy and politics take the punishment and hardship out of your hide. The system manipulates your mind to make you believe that you did it, you’re to blame and you’re to pay, when all you have done is furnish the labor, the financial risk and your blood in wars and seen your wealth reserved for your posterity vaporized with fiat paper money.

George W. Bush gets the “blame” for the USA PATRIOT Act. It’s true that he proposed it and signed it into law. However, all but 66 members of the House (62 of them Democrats) and all but one in the Senate (Democrat Russ Feingold) voted for it. It has since been reauthorized three times by broad majorities and was last signed by Barack Obama in 2010.

The USA PATRIOT Act is anything but patriotic. It is anathema to liberty.

Congress continues to cede its powers to the dictatorship

President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola czar and aside from some GOP caterwauling over the fact that Ron Klain is simply a political hack with no “medical” experience, nothing else was said.

Never mind that, according to the Constitution Article II, Section 2, the president must have the “Advice and Consent of the Senate… [to] appoint… public Ministers and Consuls…” The word “czar” is of Balkan origin etymologically originating from the name “Caesar” and is, therefore, a title of nobility. Never mind that, according to Article I, Section 9, “No Title of Nobility shall be granted in the United States.”

Supposed conservatives like Senator Ted Cruz have called on Obama to formulate a policy for handling the Ebola crisis, particularly in the area of travel restrictions and border security. Never mind that Article I, Section 1 grants all legislative powers to the Congress and Article II, Section 1 only grants the president the power to execute laws passed by Congress. And never mind that it is the job of Congress under Article I, Section 8, to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations” and “to provide for calling forth the Militia to… repel invasions” and to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”

Calling a cabinet minister an exotic-sounding name in no way absolves the president of his constitutional requirement to gain the advice and consent of the Senate prior to the appointment. Ceding authority to the president to regulate commerce (travel) and protect the border in no way absolves Congress of its constitutional authority to regulate commerce and protect the border.

The Constitution and the rule of law no longer matter to Congress or the president. They ignore the Constitution without consequence. The result is an increasingly powerful “elected” dictatorship.

A proper diet does more than just keep weight down

Diet is about more than just managing your weight.

Except for the air you breathe, what you eat and drink is what makes up your whole body and makes it run. If you fill your body with junk, expect it to turn into junk. But if you want to keep your body out of the junkyard, try using a little common-sense discipline in what you put into your mouth.

There are lots of choices and variety that you can enjoy even with a healthy diet. Health, youthfulness, vigor, beauty, productivity and long life are the result of a correct diet and correct living habits. The wrong diet results in acidity, disease, suffering, failure in life, misery and an early grave.

Body acidity is the main cause of disease and must be neutralized or we will die young, no matter whether we are doctors or patients. Acid foods are death foods. Death is the end result of acid accumulation.

We must learn what acid foods are and leave them alone. At the same time, we must learn that we require an alkaline diet for health, vigor, efficiency, youthfulness and a long life.

Strive to eat at least 80 percent alkaline foods and no more than 20 percent acid foods. Assuming you’ve been eating something like the typical American diet, it will take a period of adjustment to get your body to a healthy alkaline/acid balance. During that time, you should temporarily avoid or at least drastically limit eating acid-forming foods like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, fats, white bread, starchy foods, cakes, pastry, candy, white sugar and confections.

These foods are not all necessarily faulty, but they should never be consumed in proportions far beyond the requirements for body need. Pay attention to portions. Eat what you need but no more.

Alkaline foods are whole foods. Your diet should be primarily organic fruits and vegetables (mostly raw), especially dark green leafy vegetables like kale, mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, watercress, spinach and arugula; other green vegetables like romaine, bok choy, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, string beans, snow peas and green peas; non-green but nutrient-rich vegetables like beets, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, radishes, bean sprouts, red and yellow bell peppers, radicchio, cauliflower, tomatoes, artichokes and raw carrots.

Beans — fresh and dried — and raw nuts are also alkaline.

If you feel you must eat meat, stick to meat from free-range animals that have not been fed genetically modified foods or subjected to antibiotics. Keep your meat diet heavy on fish consumption, but not farm-raised; those animals usually have been fed GMOs and heavily medicated.

Almost everything you find in the center aisles of the grocery stores are acid foods. This includes all processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. Soft drinks are particularly acidic and should be avoided at all cost.

An alkaline diet is a key to health for all ages, but especially for seniors. And finally, drink plenty of water. Water flushes our systems of acid. Seniors, particularly, drink too little water. That speeds up the buildup of acid and hastens death.

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. The preachers were not even part of the lawsuit against the city. However, they are part of a coalition of some 400 Houston-area churches opposing the ordinance.

So the subpoenas were a clear-cut case of religious discrimination and an attempt to quell free speech and Bible teaching. To their credit, the preachers vowed to defy the city.

The subpoenas created quite a stir and not a few charges that the city was violating the 1st Amendment rights of the preachers involved. Texas attorney general, gubernatorial candidate and likely the state’s next governor Greg Abbot got in the act, sending a letter to the city asking the subpoenas be withdrawn, claiming the subpoenas violated the 1st Amendment.

Ultimately, the subpoenas were amended. Now, the city is asking for the preachers’ “speeches” about the ordinance, as if that were different. Parker, in a blatantly political move, crawfished on whether she knew anything about them before they were issued. Of course, her Twitter feed showed she was lying. On Wednesday, Parker tweeted: “If the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game.”

I established all of that background to say this: The city’s actions were not a 1st Amendment violation — at least not as the Founders drew up the Constitution. And if you argue they were and join Abbot and the plaintiffs’ attorneys in fighting the subpoenas on those grounds, you are participating in stripping yourself of your own rights.

The Constitution the Founders drew up was designed as a restraint on general (federal) government. It granted the general government 18 enumerated powers in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution (though the Tenth Amendment Center argues there are 35). There are three restrictions placed on states in Article I, Section 10 (because those are powers held by the general government) and a restriction on all government in the 2nd Amendment. Other than that, all authority belongs to the people or the states (see the 9th and 10th Amendments).

As soon as the Constitution was agreed upon in the Constitutional Convention but before it had been ratified by the states, a group of men who feared the Constitution was overbroad began an attempt at a do-over. These anti-Federalists — led by Edmund Randolph, George Mason, Elbridge Gerry and Patrick Henry (who declined his election as delegate because he “smelt a rat”) — recognized the danger inherent in some of document’s language that would allow the government to assume powers not granted it. Without the promise of the Bill of Rights, which was ostensibly drafted to further limit the power of the general government, the Constitution would never have been ratified at all. Even with the Bill of Rights there remained a group who were highly skeptical of the new government. Their skepticism was prescient, as all their fears — and then some — have been realized.

The Founders — at least those who were being honest in their intentions — desired a general government that dealt with the large issues but left the states pretty much free to their own devices. They considered the states as individual petri dishes free to govern themselves according to dictates of their citizens. Until the 1820s, some states even had state religions. The states were also voluntary participants in the union, and they knew they could leave the union if and when they desired. They understood that the Bill of Rights applied to the federal government, not the states.

In 1833, the Supreme Court upheld that view in Barron v. Baltimore. In that unanimous ruling, the court determined the Bill of Rights “contain no expression indicating an intention to apply them to State governments. This court cannot so apply them.”

This ruling, along with the possibility (and the implied threat from time to time) of states seceding from the union kept the general government in check until Abraham Lincoln’s unlawful war on the Southern states and the subsequent passage of the 14th Amendment.

It’s into the 14th Amendment’s due process clause that activist judges have reached in order to strip the states and people of their liberty and give almost unlimited power to the general government.

Rep. John Bingham, the principal framer of the 14th Amendment, advocated that one of his purposes in establishing the 14th Amendment was to apply the first eight amendments to the states. But Supreme Court rulings over the next several years did not agree — that is, until 1925 when the due process clause was cited in Gitlow v. New York. In that case, the court applied the 1st Amendment to the states.

Benjamin Gitlow was a communist who was convicted of criminal anarchy for violating New York’s Criminal Anarchy Law of 1902 after writing a document called “Left Wing Manifesto” and publishing it in his newspaper, The Revolutionary Age. His case was argued by the ACLU.

Over the next several decades, the Supreme Court ruled in several cases based on this precedent. The “incorporation doctrine” spread until it eventually applied all the first eight amendments to the states. This stood a century of precedent on its head.

It is the incorporation doctrine that the courts use to throw out state-passed referenda on issues like traditional marriage and immigration. It’s the incorporation doctrine that courts use to restrict religious displays at municipal and state buildings and prayer at public schools. It’s the incorporation doctrine that federal government is using to strip your state of its sovereignty and you of your liberty.

Houston’s attempt to intimidate local preachers was not a 1st Amendment violation under the Founders’ Constitution. The 1st Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law…” Houston is not Congress.

Abbott did Texans a disservice by claiming a 1st Amendment violation had occurred. Were he a statesman rather than a politician concerned with making political hay, Abbot would have immediately prosecuted Parker and the city council for violations of Texas’ Constitution. Their actions violated both Sections 6 and 8, which read:

Sec. 6. FREEDOM OF WORSHIP. All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences. No man shall be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent. No human authority ought, in any case whatever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious society or mode of worship. But it shall be the duty of the Legislature to pass such laws as may be necessary to protect equally every religious denomination in the peaceable enjoyment of its own mode of public worship.

Sec. 8. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PRESS; LIBEL. Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege; and no law shall ever be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or of the press. In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the conduct of officers, or men in public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.

Claiming a 1st Amendment violation has occurred when a state or local government or a business or individual promotes or dissuades speech or religion is to perpetuate a doctrine that has removed from Americans their ability of self-government and has helped grow the leviathan federal government by creating an oligarchy out of our republic.

But it is going to be enjoyable watching the “separation of church and state” crowd as they are hoisted with their own petard.

‘President Ebola’ is quite fitting

 

Commenting on It’s time to remove Obama from office — before he gets us killed,
the American says:
October 16, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
First, Americans jokingly called him “the food stamp president” and now we know why…and for good reason, now, ” president ebola” is quite fitting…..thanks progressive trash….now we know why you idiots who voted for this fool are so evil and dangerous.
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Commenting on Chaos and noise cover the fraud and crime of the paper money system,
jimships says:
October 13, 2013 at 7:20 a.m.
You are right on all the main points. We lost our storage of wealth. Our storage of production and labor. The only fix is to change your measuring stick. If you store wealth in “real money” silver and gold you have no loss until you convert back to paper. The petro dollar collapse is imminent and so is deflation. I recomend your readers take a look at some of Mike Mohoney’s videos on you tube, or read pricedingold.com.
Every man woman and child should demand that congress confiscate the Fedres gold deposits, give an accounting of ft. Knox and restore the system of states to coin money in gold or silver. Period. The debt based monetary system is a scam to move the wealth of the world to a few (50) banksters. Their storage of wealth is gold and it is the peoples wealth and it needs to be returned. Some 90 percent of it.
If we remove all 535 people in congress we will have a new system. If we keep playing the game we will lose what’s left of our liberty.
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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. The man suspected of posting the comments refused to let the agents into his home, telling them to show him their warrant.

“He shoved the door in our face and went around the corner. Looks like, we’re not sure if he … possibly he had a gun in his hands,” the agent told a 911 operator, according to a report by NewsChannel 5.

According to Anderson’s letter, when the man demanded a warrant, “one of the agents then asked a [police] sergeant to ‘wave a piece of paper’ in an apparent effort to dupe the resident into thinking that they indeed had a warrant.”

When the Nashville officers on the scene determined the man had not broken the law, was a legal gun owner and had not threatened anyone and that Secret Service had no legal basis on which to enter the man’s home, they left the scene.

Following the incident, Anderson wrote to then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith to complain. Anderson said Pierson did not acknowledge his letter and Smith called, but “his tone, at best, was condescending and dismissive. I realized that I was being told, in a polite manner, to mind my own affairs.”

Anderson said he asked Smith if he thought it was appropriate for agents to wave a piece of paper in the air and claim it was a warrant when it was not. Smith’s reply, according to Anderson, was, “I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer.”

As a result of the incident, Anderson has instituted a policy requiring that before his officers work with the Secret Service they have to gain approval from “the top brass.”

It’s refreshing to read about a police department that remembers that Americans have rights and that is not intimidated by the Feds.

H/T: BenSwann.com

The turning point of the Revolution

On Oct. 17, 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his 5,000 British and Hessian troops to American Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York.

It was more than just a military victory for the colonial army. It was the impetus for French King Louis XVI to recognize the independence of the United States and begin providing aid to the patriots’ struggle for independence from Great Britain. Since so much was gained beyond the military victory — which was huge in and of itself, given the losses colonial troops had suffered in recent battles — the Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Burgoyne’s surrender followed two separate battles at Saratoga. In the first, also called the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, Burgoyne’s troops engaged the colonial forces on Sept. 19 in an attempt to break through and join up with Gen. William Howe’s troops along the Hudson River. While at the end of the day Burgoyne’s troops were still “masters of the field,” they had held it at great loss. The British lost two men that day for every colonial soldier who fell.

On Oct. 7, Burgoyne tried again to break through the colonial force that had by now encircled him. General Benedict Arnold led the colonial troops and beat back and routed Burgoyne’s British forces at what became known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.

Following the second defeat, Burgoyne retreated to Saratoga, where his remaining force was surrounded by about 20,000 colonial soldiers. He surrendered to Gates 10 days later.

Iowa police officer caught on video trying to manipulate motorist into unlawful vehicle search

Police officers are trained liars and manipulators. They will go to great lengths to get you to give up your rights and incriminate yourself.

A citizen in Ankeny, Iowa, demonstrated how to respond to a LEO’s (legally entitled to oppress) manipulative line of questioning in a video secretly recorded and later uploaded to YouTube.

The officer, identified as Aaron King by WHOTV.com, apparently noticed a Frisbee golf equipment bag and began a specious line of questioning by asking, “Why is it that everybody that plays Frisbee golf smokes weed?” From there it deteriorates as King implies that the motorist has something to hide and needs his car searched when he refuses to answer whether he has ever smoked marijuana.

In addition to taking the correct action by videoing the encounter, the motorist correctly responds to the officer’s technique by refusing to answer and refusing to consent to a search.

Interestingly, King is no stranger to controversy. The five-year veteran of the Ankeny force was involved in shooting in July after he and another officer entered the home of a woman said to be intoxicated and suicidal. According to reports, King shot and killed the woman when she wouldn’t put down her gun. King was cleared of any wrongdoing in that incident.

He will likely be cleared in this one as well, even though Ankeny police issued a statement condemning King’s line of questioning.

“The officer engages the driver in a line of questioning that is foolish and not representative of the Ankeny Police Dept.`s training or interactions with the public. This verbal exchange did not meet the level of professionalism expected of Ankeny police officers. Ankeny Police Chief Gary Mikulec respectfully apologizes for the officer`s demeaning statement,” the statement read.

As WHOTV.com reports, there is little likelihood the public will ever know whether King was disciplined for the “foolish” questioning and “demeaning statement.”

Your best bet as a citizen is always to try and avoid police encounters. But if you are unfortunate enough to have an interaction with a LEO, record it, and refuse to answer questions — especially the manipulative ones. And never consent to a search.

Where to start with your health?

My study of health through the years has convinced me that the first priority is to check your own thyroid function. No matter the nature health concern that you might have or think that you have, suspect your thyroid first.

As much as 40 percent of the population has low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. I have written on this subject many times over the years for good reason:

  • Conventional medicine pays little attention to thyroid function. Oh, they routinely run blood tests and report to the patient “normal thyroid.” But if the blood test shows that your TSH is 3 or higher. Action is needed because this may be a flag to alert to problems that you are having. Yes, problems like heart disease or cancer.
  • The treatment of hypothyroidism is too simple and too cheap. Simple and natural medicine is not big bucks.

Modern medicine rarely concerns itself with cause and effect. It is all about suppressing symptoms with drugs (toxic poisons). Low thyroid function can lead to metabolic changes that can raise cholesterol levels and gradually weaken the heart muscle and create heart disease. Voila! What kicks in? The patient has a high cholesterol problem and becomes wide open for a lifetime of statin drugs. This calls for perpetual tests and an ongoing income to the drug houses, when all that may be needed is correct diagnosis of thyroid function.

Why is thyroid function so critical? The answer is that even a slightly underactive thyroid can be a causative factor for heart disease leading to a multitude of health problems and symptoms — symptoms like being overweight or obese, slow heart rate, high blood pressure, heart failure, accelerated heart disease, and a multitude of other health problems.

This is really potentially serious while at the same time simple, and something that anyone can test on himself. Don’t trust the doctors’ blood test as the final authority.

The underarm basal temperature test, as taught by the late Dr. Broda Barnes, is very reliable, extremely accurate and best of all, it is a self test.

Here’s how to perform the self test: For five consecutive days take your underarm temperature at rest. Have a shake-down mercury thermometer (or digital thermometer) on your night stand. This should be done for three minutes before getting out of bed because it has to be basal (at rest) temperature to be accurate. Take five readings over five consecutive days then determine the average. Divide the total of your five temperatures by five. If your average is as much as one degree under 98.6, you need thyroid therapy, to be confirmed by your alternative doctor. He or she will likely write a prescription for Armour Thyroid.

Armour thyroid is a natural product. Do not accept synthroid or any other synthetic. Most conventional doctors prescribe synthroid.

A sluggish thyroid is not on conventional medicine’s radar, but it is very important that you do the self test or go to your alternative doctor. Your alternative doctor will start you out on a very small amount and increase it over months.

If you do have low body temperature, it likely means that you have low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. Even if your thyroid is just slightly underactive it should be corrected for heart health in men and women.

Natural or food grade iodine in your diet is important in the production of thyroid hormone. Since our soils are mostly depleted of necessary nutrients, daily iodine supplementation is crucial.

There are several natural food iodines. I take four to six drops of Lugol’s Iodine in water almost daily. It is very safe. I have bought Lugol’s iodine at Walgreens.

According to Dr. David Brownstein, iodine deficiency is a major cause of breast cancer and other diseases of the reproductive organs such as ovarian, uterus, and prostate cysts and cancer.

Brownstein has excellent research on the seriousness of iodine deficiency in his book Iodine, “Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It.” It is available on Amazon or at Dr. Brownstein’s website.

In his most recent blog, Brownstein notes that because of a shortage of Iodoral, Optimox’s Lugol solution, unscrupulous people and companies have been selling it at a highly marked up price; sometimes as much as hundreds of dollars over retail.

If you have been taking Iodoral then switch to Lugol’s 5 percent solution. Brownstein also recommends Lugol Tabs from Hakala Nutritionals and Iodozyme HP from Biotics Research, available at your local pharmacy or health food store and online.

Chaos and noise cover the fraud and crime of the paper money system

Every person in the U.S. and in the world is now face-to-face with impoverishment at the hands of the paper money creators.

All paper currencies throughout history have become worthless. They are created to eventually become worthless. The only periods in history when paper money is stable for any length of time is when it is backed by gold at a set exchange rate. U.S. currency was completely and finally removed from the gold standard by President Nixon, who created the “Nixon shock” by ending the Bretton Woods agreement in August 1971.

Banksters, governments and politicians love paper money simply because it is a means of aggrandizement, wealth and power at the expense of the people. The people produce and save. The banksters, the government and the politicians steal the peoples’ savings and production with paper money. Every new dollar the banksters create is a dollar stolen from you.

You know that the government creates money through the Federal Reserve by printing money. And I described to you last week how the banks create money out of thin air in my column “How banks and the government rob you blind.”

This deception has gone on for years, and the people are unaware. Why and how can this deception work to the destruction of millions and billions of people for so long? The answer:

  1. We are born into the system. Most people never question the system that they are born into.
  2. The destruction of paper money is gradual. Anything can be accomplished over time. Only a very few people become alert to what is happening.
  3. Noise: What is noise? Noise is constant bombardment by the system on the human psyche. Anything that keeps the mind from focusing is a form of noise. There are many distractions like war, pandemics, terrorism, political noise, weather, political scandals, etc.

For example, the current Ebola “crisis” is noise and a scam. Ebola cases are currently confined to a specific area of Africa — an area that has experienced decades of war and the detonation of chemical and possibly small-scale nuclear munitions and that has inadequate infrastructure, unsanitary conditions and little food. It is also the location of manufacturing facilities that are leaching toxins into the air, ground and water.

Malnourished, immunity-compromised people constant exposed to toxins are subject to a host of ailments that mimic the symptoms attributed to Ebola. The test that is used to diagnose Ebola is not even a reliable test. Who says? The Department of Defense said so in a manual titled “Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems,” produced Aug. 14:

[The PCR test] should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Results [of the PCR] are for the presumptive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014).

In other words, the PCR test may detect Ebola and it may not.

The inventor of the test says the same thing. Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in 1993 for inventing the PCR test. He says the test cannot determine how much Ebola is in the body. (Source: “Questioning the HIV-AIDS hypothesis: 30 years of dissent,” by Patricia Goodson; published in Frontiers in Public Health on Sept. 23, 2014.)

So we have Ebola, ISIS, Ukraine, illegal immigration and numerous Obama scandals. Dozens of things are occurring all at once to keep the people from reality: all noise. These diversions keep the public mind off the super fraud and crime of paper money. The crowd never wakes up.

  1. Finally, it is not credible to the public mind that government is organized crime supported by its monopoly of paper money. Government runs on paper money and deception. But people are indoctrinated from the beginning of life to trust the system.

But, Bob, you ask, why do you write so much about “money” when there is so much else going on in the world?

Discussion of the U.S. dollar is timely because there is so much paper money being created. This affects every man, woman and child. The policy of the U.S. government is to inflate (depreciate) the U.S. dollar. There is nothing that you could know or understand as important in your life and your finances as this.

Currencies can be destroyed by official and announced devaluation. They can be destroyed by unofficial and unannounced devaluation or depreciation. The public understands this as inflation or rising prices.

You readers who have been following us understand inflation as depreciation of the currency. Governments can steal and confiscate from the people more through the depreciation (printing paper money) of the currency than through military conquest.

Depreciation of the currency is done gradually and silently. The public is unaware until the final stages of inflation (depreciation). It is then too late to save their assets.

Not one person in a million suspects that his dollars are melting every day and that his dollar assets — his savings and retirements — are evaporating. Because it is gradual, no one gets upset.

The constant confusion and noise diverts the public mind away from government theft of our assets. Underneath lies that deep dark secret that the government gets everything for nothing. It’s all so simple.

The money creators “buy” with money that costs them nothing. But you can take these depreciating dollars and buy real assets like silver and gold while there is still time.

The source of all world chaos today is the escalation of the creation of paper money (credit). This is central to our thinking and planning. All that we do or all that we should plan to do is directly related to the systematic depreciation and destruction of the U.S. dollar and all dollar-denominated assets.

Our personal survival depends solely on our advanced knowledge and understanding of government’s scheme of inflating the currencies. We think dollars in everything we do. We need to transfer our thinking and our finances into gold, silver and commodities.

We have been through a long paper money era. We are now reverting back to hard money and a store of wealth.

We are seeing the inflationary expansion of the currency and the world of chaos being spun. Stability is giving way to quicksand. Morality is diminished and replaced by humanism. Politics is a mode of deception. This is what paper money finally does to the human experience.

I want to be perfectly honest with you. I wish I could tell you that events and history are random and political chance. I wish I could tell you that you should vote for political candidates and that you should believe in “democracy.”

But history is not chance or accident. It is organized crime parasitizing on millions of human pawns who live in fiction.

We have a great country but an illegal government that does not abide by the Constitution and the laws of the land.

Note: To better understand the true nature of the Ebola “crisis,” I urge you to go to nomorefakenews.com and read Jon Rappoport’s excellent series on Ebola.

I believe in God, liberty and the Constitution

Dear Bob,

How can I communicate with you? I want to know which party do you belong to: Libertarian?

Bobby

Dear Bobby,

I can be reached by email at freedomwatch@personalliberty.com.

I do not belong to any party. I paraphrase Groucho Marx: I would not belong to any party that would have me as a member. I believe in God, liberty and the Constitution. It is upon those beliefs that I couch my philosophy. For a more thorough understanding, go to “Bob Livingston Is A ‘Liberal Jackhole.’”

Best wishes,
Bob

Now this is Rich

In an email to Democratic donors, President Barack Obama claimed Republicans were more interested in the “interests of billionaires” than the “needs of the middle class.”

He then promptly headed to a fundraiser at the home of real estate mogul Rich Richman in Greenwich, Connecticut — a fundraiser that cost $32,400 a person. I doubt there were many “Obamaphone” users in attendance.

This is the same Obama who, as the Democrat candidate for president, joined then-Republican candidate Senator John McCain to suspend the campaign and negotiate a bailout for the banksters to the tune of $700 billion. It’s the same Obama who used hundreds of millions of stimulus funds to prop up failing “green” energy companies. It’s the same Obama whose has overseen trillions of dollars of money printing that has further depressed the economy, killed jobs and stolen the wealth and savings of the poor and middle class. It’s the same Obama who forced a healthcare bill onto the people that raised their taxes and turned their full-time jobs into part-time while ensuring a steady income stream from the federal treasury to the medical-industrial complex. It’s the same Obama whose top bundlers are Hollywood moguls Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barry and Wendy Meyer, software developers, investment bankers and more real estate tycoons. It’s the same Obama who is currently presiding over the greatest number of food stamp recipients in the nation’s history and greatest number of people not in the workforce in almost 40 years.

Yeah, the Republicans love the “rich.” But Democrats do, too. Don’t be fooled. Both parties are part and parcel of the fascist system. Neither party puts the “needs of the middle class” on their radar until they want their vote.

The real-life effects of government policies

President Barack Obama continues his hackneyed call to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from its current $7.25. If one didn’t know better, one would think all Obama cares about is using election-year rhetorical poppycock to elect more Democrats — the economy be damned.

“Let’s give America a raise and make our economy stronger,” is the key line from his stump speech. It sounds good. Too bad it doesn’t work in real life.

The common argument for a higher minimum wage revolves around the need for the chief family wage earner to make a “living wage,” whatever that is. “Living wage” is just an altruistic code word for the elites. What constitutes a living wage is never defined.

Only about 15 percent of all minimum-wage earners are the primary “breadwinner” for their family. More than half of all minimum-wage workers are under age 24.

Minimum-wage jobs serve primarily as entry-level positions, allowing young people to gain work experience or work their way through school. Secondarily, they serve as second or third jobs — for those few enterprising enough to tackle such rather than live off the government dole.

Profitable companies can’t pay workers more than the worth they provide to the company. If forced to pay more, said company is no longer profitable and must either raise prices or reduce expenses — often by eliminating jobs. With almost 1 in 4 Americans in their prime working years currently unemployed, raising prices isn’t feasible. So cutting jobs becomes a priority.

A great number of minimum-wage jobs are found in the restaurant industry. In a piece published in The Wall Street Journal, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Pudzer predicts more businesses will follow the restaurant industry and rely on more automation or technology if the minimum wage is raised.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a 40 percent minimum wage hike will result in 500,000 fewer jobs. An analysis from economists at Miami and Trinity University — reported on by Minimumwage.com — calls the idea to raise the minimum wage a 1 million-job disaster. The study uses updated Census Bureau data from 2012 and 2013 to provide state-level estimates on the number of jobs that would be lost as a result of a $10.10 wage hike. Across all 50 states, the updated analysis shows that at least 360,000 jobs — and as many as 1,084,000 jobs — would be lost.

And there is this truism: Those without a job never get a raise.

Wal-Mart workers are also seeing the result of government policies — Obamacare, to be specific. Beginning next year, Wal-Mart employees working less than 30 hours a week will no longer be eligible for the company’s health insurance plan. Wal-Mart joins Target, Home Depot and other large employers in eliminating health insurance benefits for part-time employees.

It doesn’t matter what “orders” come down from on high (Washington, D.C.). The laws of economics will always win.

Suffering with swollen feet? You may be protein-deficient

If you are suffering with swollen feet and don’t have an obvious medical problem, you could be short on protein.

Why are so many American seniors low on protein? One answer is that we live on a very high-acid diet of processed foods, grains and sugar. Another reason is that we lack sufficient stomach acid. Read this many times because it is, in my opinion, a form of population control. People with low stomach acid are headed for trouble in time, most often this manifests in stomach cancer.

Didn’t I just say that Americans live on a very high-acid diet? So what goes here? Is this a contradiction? The answer is that human beings have two kinds of acid, stomach acid and acid in the rest of the body, as measured by the pH.

Stomach acid to digest our foods — including protein — must be very low pH, about 3 or 4. In the rest of the body, the pH should be slightly alkaline but is very often acid instead because of our diets.

Remember that stomach acid is specially created to digest foods, including protein. It must be low pH or very acid, that is 3 or 4 pH. Ironically, when our stomach acid gets very low or weak, we have a strong signal of too much acid, which we consider to be acid indigestion.

Unfortunately, Big Pharma has played this controversial deception to the tune of many billions of dollars — if not trillions!

Yes, the body signals “acid stomach,” creating a false demand for antacids. Here comes the parade of antacids to prey upon the people, a great hoax to deceive millions into buying something to ruin their health. It’s the perfect crime. Do you think the government knows this?

What to do? When you sense “acid indigestion,” be aware that you have low stomach acid, not high stomach acid. So “acid indigestion” is a false signal. It is actually telling you that you need more stomach acid. This is all-important for life and health. The pharmaceuticals are lying to you!

So “acid indigestion” says that you need more acid. If that’s the case, you should be taking Betaine Hydrochloride from Standard Process Company.

Antacids kill protein. If you’ve been taking antacids and have swollen feet and legs, you are likely protein-deficient. So for that need for more protein to reduce leg and feet swelling, take Protefood, also from Standard Process Company.