How banks and the government rob you blind

Theft comes in many forms.

The most obvious occurs when a thug sticks a gun in your face or a knife in your back and demands you hand over your wallet or when a burglar enters your property and absconds with your valuables while you are away.

It also happens much more covertly. A person or a business may commit fraud. One of the greatest fraudsters of all was Bernie Madoff. His scheme made Charles Ponzi’s look like penny-ante poker.

Ponzi offered investors an opportunity to earn profits of 50 percent to 100 percent by buying discounted postal reply coupons in other countries — primarily Italy — and redeeming them at face value in the United States.

Like all pyramid schemes, promised profits materialized for initial investors. Because of that — along with a favorable article about his scheme printed in the Boston Post — new investors were flocking to his door at such a pace that he was raking in $250,000 a day. But he was paying initial investors with money from his new ones. The scheme collapsed, costing his “investors” $20 million ($237 million in today’s dollars).

Madoff’s scheme involved computer programs creating phony trades and manipulated account statements. He later told investigators that he was depositing client money into a bank account rather than investing it and paying clients who wanted to cash out with money from the new deposits. Estimates of his total fraud range from $17 billion to $65 billion, depending on who is estimating.

Government/banker paper money (now mostly computer symbols) is just another Ponzi scheme, a system of organized theft. Paper money/credit was created to transfer wealth to the government/banker establishment without payment. Every new dollar put into circulation dilutes your dollars and your imagined savings. But the process is so slow. When coupled with a steady saturation of propaganda about our high-sounding democracy, few people ever catch on.

The crowd has been dumbed down. Even most bank employees don’t understand they are engaged in theft. They, like most of the rest of Americans, don’t understand and they don’t care as long as they have bread and circuses.

Fractional reserve banking is a government-approved Ponzi scheme. Banks hold only a fraction of your money in an account, and they do not have reserves on hand to cover all the debt owed them by their customers and all the savings customers have deposited. In other words, banks are bankrupt, except for their ability to “create” money.

Here’s how the Federal Reserve explains it:

The fact that banks are required to keep on hand only a fraction of the funds deposited with them is a function of the banking business. Banks borrow funds from their depositors (those with savings) and in turn lend those funds to the banks’ borrowers (those in need of funds). Banks make money by charging borrowers more for a loan (a higher percentage interest rate) than is paid to depositors for use of their money. If banks did not lend out their available funds after meeting their reserve requirements, depositors might have to pay banks to provide safekeeping services for their money. For the economy and the banking system as a whole, the practice of keeping only a fraction of deposits on hand has an important cumulative effect. Referred to as the fractional reserve system, it permits the banking system to “create” money.

Here is what else the Fed says about reserve requirements:

Reserve requirements are the amount of funds that a depository institution must hold in reserve against specified deposit liabilities. Within limits specified by law, the Board of Governors has sole authority over changes in reserve requirements. Depository institutions must hold reserves in the form of vault cash or deposits with Federal Reserve Banks.

Those reserve amounts are set by complicated formulas depending on the net transaction amounts of the bank in question. Based on the formula, a new bank can open with a small amount of invested capital, have zero net transaction accounts (no money on deposit) and immediately “lend” up to $9.3 million by simply creating new money on a computer.

In a column he wrote in 1995, the late economist and author Murray N. Rothbard explained a bank’s operation this way:

I set up a Rothbard Bank, and invest $1,000 of cash (whether gold or government paper does not matter here). Then I “lend out” $10,000 to someone, either for consumer spending or to invest in his business. How can I “lend out” far more than I have? Ahh, that’s the magic of the “fraction” in the fractional reserve. I simply open up a checking account of $10,000 which I am happy to lend to Mr. Jones. Why does Jones borrow from me? Well, for one thing, I can charge a lower rate of interest than savers would. I don’t have to save up the money myself, but can simply counterfeit it out of thin air. (In the 19th century, I would have been able to issue bank notes, but the Federal Reserve now monopolizes note issues.) Since demand deposits at the Rothbard Bank function as equivalent to cash, the nation’s money supply has just, by magic, increased by $10,000. The inflationary, counterfeiting process is under way.

So let’s say that you borrow $200,000 at 5 percent interest on a 25-year note from the bank mentioned above (the one with no money on deposit) to buy a house. You make a monthly payment of $1,169.18 to the bank in the form of your mortgage payment. By the time you have paid off your loan, you have paid the bank a total of $350,754.02. In other words, the bank has now profited to the tune of $350,000 from you on money that never existed. And should you have defaulted on your loan, not only would you have lost whatever money you had paid prior to the default, the bank would own your home outright through a repossession.

The Federal Reserve (which is neither a federal agency nor does it hold any reserves) works this way, by “lending” money to other banks, through either a mark on a ledger sheet or by computer transfer. Real money never changes hands.

But rather than create actual wealth (except for themselves), central bankers, as money creators, always destroy the currency. This is inflation. Inflation is not rising prices, which most people are led to believe. Rising prices are a symptom of inflation, not the cause. Inflation is an expansion of the money supply, i.e., the creation of money out of thin air.

So how does inflation steal your wealth? It is the perfect crime. It is as simple a concept as supply and demand. With more money chasing fewer goods, more and more money is required to make a purchase. And if you put your money in a certificate of deposit in the bank that pays less interest than the rate of inflation, then your bank savings lose money. It is like pouring water into milk. The more water you pour, the less milk is left.

Everyone is hurt, particularly those on a fixed income. The more money that is spewed out, the more worthless each one of those paper dollars is. In the past 100 years, the dollar has lost 95 percent of its value. Put another way, it now costs $1 to buy what once cost 5 cents.

Since your pension or Social Security comes in U.S. dollars, what happens during a period of hyperinflation as we certainly expect to occur as a result of the massive Fed money-printing adventure? It loses value because it is nominal dollars, not real money (dollars) like precious metals.

Social Security represents a “debt” of the federal government. Governments get rid of “debt” by inflating it away (printing more money).

In short, the government can and will kill the Social Security liability by inflating it away. Ditto for savings.

A study of monetary history shows that hyperinflated currency destroys the purchasing power of savings accounts and Social Security.

That is why I recommend you preserve your labor, your savings and retirement with gold and silver in your possession. Precious metals don’t pay interest, you say? This is conventional thinking backed by the paper money myth.

Gold and silver are the only real money in existence. They are real money as well as intrinsic wealth. Moreover, gold and silver appreciate in purchasing power as paper money depreciates. That is your real interest. All understanding of hard money has been lost down the memory hole of the fiat paper world money regime.

Look at it this way. If you had taken two silver half dollars and a $1 bill in 1964 and placed them in a box for safekeeping, what would they purchase today?

With the silver coins you could buy about $16 worth of goods or services, say four gallons of milk or six loaves of bread. With the dollar you could buy only $1 worth of goods. So which is real money?

I love my country, but I hate my government. I know that my government and my country have been stolen by the money creators.

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There is life after age 75

Commenting on Propaganda is force!,
Jana says:
September 30, 2014
In the article above it says,
“By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life,” Emanuel writes in the magazine. “I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make etc etc.”

Is this guy nuts or what? My 72 year old grandfather lives on the farm with us and I just got back from checking a section of the fences with him. Half way through I was holding on to him panting and out of breath. He kept telling me come on you can do it, this will build up your endurance. By the way he will be 73 in Nov.

I came in the house got a glass of water and an aspirin and he went out and is welding on a piece of machinery building a hay mover for our Bob Cat so we don’t have to go out and buy one.He also makes most of our machinery and spends hours outside doing so. He knows more about metal, welding, using a lathe, building barns and other types of buildings and, outworks all of us every single day. Plus he can still move 100 pound blocks all day and just got through doing so making a walkway and patio.

He has a reputation in our family. To say that he should be let die at 75 is crazy!!!

Reply

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Is Ebola Obama’s October surprise?

Curious timing, this announcement that the U.S. now has Ebola patient No. 1.

Five weeks before a national election.

First case in Texas, where President Barack Obama’s de facto amnesty policy for illegals allowed for an influx of tens of thousands of immunity-compromised, disease-carrying, individuals from the Central American backwaters. People rife for “catching” the Ebola virus.

The first patient, Thomas E. Duncan, was allowed to travel freely into the U.S. from Liberia, despite, as we have learned, having hand-carried a convulsing 19-year-old woman to an Ebola clinic in Monrovia — a woman who died from the disease the next day. And despite being told two times that Duncan had been to Liberia, hospital workers sent him home with antibiotics. Home to a residence with three children. Children who then went to school.

But it’s worse. Much worse. Duncan traveled through Dulles International Airport, where he had a layover of nearly three hours, and then to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

We were initially told that 12 to 18 people — now including a total of five children who went to four different schools — had come into contact with Duncan after he had become symptomatic. By the next day, that list had expanded to a total of 80 to 100. Those initial contacts are being isolated for 21 days.

“It’s a constant process of interviews and locating as many contacts as are out there,” Dallas County health official Erikka Neroes said. “We expect daily that there could be more people added.” Others could fall off the list as time passes and they show no symptoms. “It’s constantly evolving,” she said.

Those initial contacts are being isolated for 21 days, the purported incubation period for the disease. Twenty-one days, and as another case pops up, those concentric circles grow until you have more being isolated for 21 days and more being isolated for 21 days…

And with hundreds upon hundreds and perhaps thousands upon thousands being isolated; well, what about the Nov. 4 election?

And is it not just a little curious that the government ordered 160,000 hazmat suits in response to a disease that is said not to be airborne? And is it not just a little curious that a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” said in a public tweet that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told weeks ago to prepare to be activated in the month of October?

“What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October,” noted the company’s Twitter spokesperson. “Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals.”

The government has assumed the authority to lock down and/or quarantine areas at will. Don’t think it won’t exercise that presumed authority “for the greater good.”

The fear hysteria will also lead to a public outcry for a vaccine. It’s a vaccine U.S. drug manufacturers hold the patent on. Millions of willing medical slaves ripe for the picking.

The masters in the dark rooms of the pharmas know exactly how to conjure up mass fear hysteria so that the people clamor for vaccinations. So we have another multibillion-dollar hoax — like the great swine flu “pandemic” — to bring in a demand for more vaccinations. Vaccinations that are worthless for people’s health but that further enrich Big Pharma.

Now comes the great Ebola epidemic. Obama’s October surprise.

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The difference between Ron Paul and Rand Paul

The difference between Ron Paul and Rand Paul boils down to one character trait: principle. Ron Paul has it. Rand Paul does not.

This becomes increasingly evident the longer Rand Paul attempts to position himself as the Republican candidate for President.

Ron Paul ran for the Republican nomination twice and as the Libertarian candidate once. In that time, he always told the truth, regardless of the audience and the consequences. Ron Paul had a principle that he stood by day in and day out. At the heart of that principle was liberty.

Rand Paul has none. He shows day in and day out that he will say and do anything to get elected. He has even gone so far as to throw his father’s friends under the bus and has stood by as his political operatives pushed his father off a cliff in an article in The New Yorker.

In the article, Rand disavowed ever knowing Walter Block, a libertarian icon who has been repeatedly smeared by the mainstream media, including The New York Times. The New Yorker article quotes a Rand Paul aide (likely Jesse Benton, who is quoted elsewhere in the article) as believing Ron Paul was undercutting Rand’s campaign, remarking sarcastically: “It’s good to see that the old man is still out there speaking his mind.”

Benton (who is married to Ron Paul’s granddaughter and served as his political director in the 2012 campaign) said this about Ron Paul to The New Yorker, “Ron was always content to tell the truth as best he understood it, and he saw that as the point of his politics. Rand is the guy who is committed to winning.”

Even if it means betraying everything his father has stood for and turning his back on the principle of liberty his father has so long espoused.

In other words: Ron Paul is a statesman; Rand Paul is a politician.

H/T: Economicpolicyjournal.com

Crisis!

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the October 2007 issue in which I warned — for the umpteenth time — of the coming housing, collateral and derivatives collapse. No mainstream economists, and certainly not the Federal Reserve, saw it coming. In May 2007, then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told Fed officials, “Do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy.” Current Fed Chairman Janet Yellen, who then was a Fed official, also did not see it “coming until it happened.” Yet not only did I tell my readers it was coming, I told them what to do to preserve their wealth.

What we are seeing is a first in world history.

Number one, we are in a global world and most stock markets were recently hit. Number two, we are facing a credit and collateral collapse. It appears that collateral behind the derivatives doesn’t exist or if at all, at a greatly reduced value.

There is no easy way out of this credit and liquidity collapse unless the big central banks create a lot of fiat money. And they must do it fast if there is any chance at all.

Now you do know that the Fed’s biggest concern is the big banks and the big broker banks like Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. They are first on the Fed’s agenda. The 2 million or 3 million “homeowners” who face loss of their homes will be thrown a crumb as a political move more than a serious financial solution. In fact there is no financial solution.

There will be 50- and 100- year mortgages. This of course is a sham. Nobody will ever own anything except in name.

Can the Fed solve the credit/debt crisis? The answer is impossible as they created it. What we see now, I have been expecting for many years. This is a primary reason for owning gold and silver.

Will we pull out this time? I am not at all sure as this debt/credit crisis will last a long time. There is a lot of rumbling under the surface. The people who do know, don’t know what all will collapse.

All this sub-prime lending and collateralized debt was a scam from the beginning. There is no added value anywhere. Everything in America is paper shuffling. It’s a paper bubble empire backed by paper fiat money. It has to eventually collapse. If not this time it will come later, during most of your lifetimes.

A hundred years ago the industrial leaders in the United States produced tires, machinery, steel, chemicals, etc,. etc. Now corporations make money on money, debt and leverage. One half of GM earnings last year were from finance. GE’s biggest income is financial.

Money-printing central banks have created a paper bubble world economy. This has caused the global financial sector to grow disproportionately large compared to the real economy. There is no added value. It is all hot air. It will all collapse.

Illinois proves gun laws are racist

Under Illinois law, a person seeking to obtain a concealed carry license — and, thus, be “legally” entitled to protect himself in that state — has to first fork over $650, plus take a 16-hour training course that requires time on a range.

Illinois has the most expensive registration fee in the country. Getting a license is an expensive and burdensome proposition. And even then, obtaining “approval” is a tricky proposition, at best. The Cook County Sheriff has said he would object to as many applications as possible so as to send them to a panel that can deny them without explanation. But it’s easier to get a license if you’re white.

The Washington Times has dug into license data. It shows that if you are black and live in a violent and dangerous neighborhood, you are very unlikely to be able to obtain a permit.

Demographic data shows that 90 percent of Illinois’ 73,714 active concealed carry licenses are held by whites who live in middle-class, predominately white neighborhoods with low crime rates. Only 8 percent went to blacks statewide. Of those, fewer than 1 percent went to people living in the poorest ZIP codes.

Illinois residents told The Times that the disproportion boils down to cost. “In these gangbang neighborhoods, people can’t afford the license. They’re making choices between food and medicine, and they can’t even guarantee they’ll get even that,” said Shawn Gowder, 49, who lives in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, where two homicides have taken place in the past 30 days. “We need to arm ourselves and protect ourselves from these gangbangers, but we just can’t afford to do it.”

In crime-ridden neighborhoods of Chicago — where the most homicides, robberies, assaults, thefts and drug charges are recorded and where the populations are 98 percent black and the median income is at or below the poverty line — concealed carry license holders almost nonexistent.

But if people living in those neighborhoods are able to overcome the prohibitive cost of the permit, they likely rely on public transportation to get around. That makes the training portion of the process unattainable. It’s against Illinois law to carry an unlicensed gun on public transportation.

So Illinois, home to Chicago — which carries the dubious title of the nation’s “Murder Capital” after tallying the most homicides in the U.S. in 2012 — has set up barriers that deny poor black people an option of legally defending themselves. Were there laws similarly denying low-income blacks the option of performing any other legal act in this manner, there would be a huge outcry from the political elites. But because the elites want low-income blacks to remain dependent slaves, they don’t say a word about this discrepancy.

It’s likely that you don’t know that the first U.S. gun laws sprang up in the South following the Civil War in an attempt to bar blacks from possessing guns. Today’s gun control laws do much the same thing.

Superman taken down by bedsores

In the end, Superman was brought down by bedsores.

Christopher Reeve, the actor who played the superhero in four movies, died in 2004 of complications from infected bedsores that led to blood poisoning and heart failure, more than nine years after a horseback-riding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He also had an allergic shock reaction to the drug used to treat the systemic infection from the sores, which may have sent him into cardiac arrest. Reeve’s death underscored the danger of bedsores (more properly called pressure sores), one of the most common and most dangerous complications facing people with limited mobility.

Nursing homes and healthcare workers have long recognized the importance of preventing pressure sores, and now family caregivers everywhere are taking up the cause. If you’re caring for a relative who spends much of the day in bed or in a wheelchair, you too will have to join the fight.

The word “sore” hardly captures the seriousness of the problem. “It’s a huge quality-of-life issue,” said Catherine D’Amico, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. Pressure sores can turn an already unpleasant situation into pure agony, she said, and can permanently damage skin and bone. As Reeve’s case of illustrates, they can also be fatal.

According to a report from Harvard Medical School, several thousand Americans die each year from complications associated with pressure sores. It may take diligent care to prevent pressure sores, D’Amico said, because a seriously ill person can develop bedsores very quickly. In other cases, avoiding the sores is a relatively simple task. But in all situations, a well-informed, dedicated caregiver will be the best defense.

Has PL’s comment moderation changed?

An Open Letter to Mr. Bob Livingston;

I would like to fully understand why you have been strongly regulating posts for the past 2 months and changed the format so it’s all but impossible to contact Personal Liberty any longer. I understand that at times I get extremely vitriol. That happens when I have a liberal and/or progressive attack me, persons, or what I stand for. That I fully understand. But when you start suppressing peoples Freedom of Speech and/or Thoughts in the name of a ‘Benjamin’ you begin to tread a rice paper thin sacred ground. I believe it’s because of the federal gov’t & your sponsors regulating your website now. And yes Mr. Bob you do have sponsors & do make an income off of this website. You do not do this from the goodness of the bottom of your heart. I’ve watched other sites become as Personal Liberty is, “Catering to the PC Police & Liberal Progressives” who can make or break a business anywhere in the world at this current time. I guess I’ll have to resort to, The Drudge Report once again.

Doug James, Abilene, KS

Dear Doug,

Our comment policy is clearly stated above the comments and has not changed, nor has its enforcement. We always try to be as lenient as possible, but sometimes conversations degenerate to the point that we have to step in. Only the most egregious offender is ever “blacklisted” without first receiving a warning or three. The commenter’s response to that warning goes a long way toward the tolerance level afforded future policy violations. I have not been “suppressing peoples (sic) Freedom of Speech and/or Thoughts in the name of a ‘Benjamin’” or for any other reason. First, I cannot do so. Only government is capable of suppressing Freedom of Speech and I am likewise incapable of getting inside your head and suppressing your thoughts. Second, whether you or anyone else comments here has no effect on our bottom line.

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Best wishes,

Bob

Propaganda is force!

Propaganda can be words and phrases that collectivize and mold the public mind so that subtle or overt force is made easier or becomes unnecessary.

Carefully chosen words by the establishment are the basis of mass mind control leading to acceptance of force. Until the people accept collectivism under some pretext, they are not docile and completely subdued.

But, Bob, you say, you have written this before. Well, a whole volume could easily be written demonstrating the twisting and distortion of words and phrases along with outright lies to manipulate the public mind. Really, few people escape this psychological warfare.

Words are created and repeated, which expands the collective psyche to accept and repeat some more. People who freely use those terms are not in control of their own thinking process.

Following are some examples of establishment words and phrases used as propaganda:

See your doctor

It is oh, so evident that this phrase channels the crowd toward pharmaceutical control. The doctor is only the medium. Few doctors suspect that “medical orthodoxy” is a rigidly controlled system in the medical schools and practiced by the pharmaceutical companies.

We have long held that so-called modern allopathic medicine is a very esoteric witchcraft — a deceptive practice that has little or nothing to do with curing or healing, but it does have to do with a multitrillion-dollar industry. But don’t just take my word for it.

Read the words of Marcia Angell, M.D., former editor of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, from her book “Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption.”

It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.

This fraud is becoming increasingly visible in the wake of the revelations by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whistleblower William Thompson and the establishment’s reaction to the revelations.

In case you missed it, and it’s likely you did because there is a full-on mainstream media blackout on it and circling of wagons by the establishment, Thompson has revealed that he and other CDC researchers have been falsifying data for years in order to cover up a link between vaccines and autism.

In a recorded call between Thompson and Brian Hooker, Ph.D., Thompson is heard to say:

The CDC has put the [autism] research ten years behind. Because the CDC has not been transparent, we’ve missed ten years of research [on the autism-vaccine connection]… CDC is…they’re paralyzed. The whole system is paralyzed right now… I have a boss who’s asking me to lie…if I’m forced to testify, I’m not gonna lie. I basically have stopped lying… Really, what we need is for Congress to come in and say, “Give us the data and we’re gonna have an independent contractor do it,” and bring in the autism advocates [who understand the vaccine-autism connection] and have them intimately involved in the studies.

The attempt to stem the damage has reached the absurd. State Farm insurance recently fired comedian Rob Schneider over his anti-vaccination stance. This is common practice by the establishment to shut down any dissenting views.

But even if they worked and were without risk, vaccines only stimulate temporary immunity. By trading lifelong immunity for temporary vaccine-induced immunity, people become vaccine dependent.

The winners of repeated mandatory vaccinations are the pharmaceutical companies. The losers are the people, who are first put at risk as children for vaccine adverse events and then put at risk as adults for repeated vaccinations that have already failed.

The pharmaceuticals, aided and abetted by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, have discovered a money machine in mass vaccinations. But they need and have to have your body for the pretense.

Healthcare is a right

This is a phrase that seeks to establish that modern medicine is beneficial to the health of the people. It disarms any negative connotation. It greatly helps cover the medical fraud.

There are more than 600,000 injuries and 100,000 deaths annually in the U.S. from adverse drug reactions (ADR) in hospitals. These are caused by FDA-approved drugs. ADR is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.

Life expectancy

This phrase programs the public psyche to expire when we retire. Since people are not cooperating and are now living longer, this concept must be reinforced from time to time, as Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., recently did in The Atlantic.

“By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life,” Emanuel writes in the magazine. “I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make. And hopefully, I will not have too many mental and physical limitations… [It is] a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining.”

Establishment propagandist CBS News medical contributor David Argus, M.D., pontificated before a national audience with, “Ezekiel Emanuel did a remarkable thing: He created discourse. He made everybody start to talk about this.”

Taxpayer

This word is among the greatest deceptions in the English language. The system wants everyone to believe himself a taxpayer or as one who pays his or her “fair share.” Since the government (and banksters) create money (credit), why would they need you to pay taxes?

The answer is they don’t, but they do need a regulatory system and a dossier on everyone to profile your manner of living and, yes, even your thoughts. It’s a thought system and a system of people regulation.

Tax dollars

There is no such thing; see “taxpayer” above. Our so-called “tax dollars” don’t exist as money going to pay government expenses. When we “pay tax dollars,” we are not funding the government or anything else. We are reducing our consumption as part of social planning.

Your fair share

This is a collectivist concept that eventually evokes a guilty conscious. Few have any concept of what this means, but it unconsciously produces a herding instinct.

Democracy

This is a big one and it has sucked in everyone. Democracy is a system of manipulated mob rule by the elite. It is the very opposite of human liberty. Democracy does not mean freedom and freedom does not mean democracy.

Democracy is a front for despotism under the rule of an oligarchy.

Hitler called his Nazi Germany. America is a fascist system with benevolent totalitarianism.

Democrat and Republican

These words show how perfectly the same thing can have two names. Aren’t you glad that you go to the polls and vote? The politicians are laughing at us.

The government spends money

The word “spend” suggests that money is finite or limited. This makes so-called “budgets” myths to occupy the public mind and to create the aura of the legitimacy of governments. The federal government does not “pay” or “spend” money. It creates credit and exchange it for goods and services.

Yes, they get everything for nothing. This is how the politicians “finance” their perpetual wars. Few people would pay real money out of their pockets to kill “terrorists” killing each other in the Middle East. The public reaction against this would be visible and dramatic, if people truly understood how perpetual wars benefit the ruling class.

Assad is the target; ISIS is the excuse

The ultimate target of the new American bombing campaign is the regime of Bashar Assad. Attacking ISIS and the newly minted enemy du jour, the Korashans, is just an excuse.

The Wall Street Journal laid bare the backstage machinations required to get the Saudi Arabian kingdom — one of the principal backers of ISIS — on board.

Folks, the U.S. is not fighting a “war on terror.” It is fighting a war to ensure Saudi Arabia’s dominance in the region and to open the way for a natural gas pipeline from the South Pars/North Dome Gas-Condensate field in Qatar to Turkey and then Eastern Europe. The American people have been lied to once again. And once again, the American people have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.

The New York Times reported Sept. 18 that the U.S. is paying “salaries to thousands of ‘vetted’ rebels and has given them ammunition to boost their battlefield mettle.” These rebels, according to The Times, hate ISIS, but their priority remains ousting Assad.

As for the Saudi involvement, “Syria had become a critical frontline in the battle for regional influence with Iran, an Assad ally. As Mr. Assad stepped up his domestic crackdown [on the opposition forces], the king decided to do whatever was needed to bring the Syrian leader down, Arab diplomats say,” according to The WSJ.

“In the last week of August, a U.S. military and State Department delegation flew to Riyadh to lay the ground for a military program to train the moderate Syrian opposition to fight both the Assad regime and Islamic State — something the Saudis have long requested. The U.S. team wanted permission to use Saudi facilities for the training. Top Saudi ministers, after consulting overnight with the king, agreed and offered to foot much of the bill,” The WSJ reports.

In other words, the Saudis wanted the U.S. to train and equip the forces fighting Assad. The U.S. wanted Saudi Arabia to join a coalition against ISIS to give its attacks on ISIS “international legitimacy,” and the U.S. military needed a base in Saudi Arabia to train opposition fighters. The Saudis agreed to supply the base and some fighter jets in exchange for a promise to equip the anti-Assad rebels.

In addition to stripping Iran of a key ally, taking out Assad will open a way for the coveted gas pipeline across Syria — a pipeline Assad opposed. That pipeline will ultimately supply gas to Eastern Europe, which currently gets most of its natural gas from Russia. That pipeline will cut off Vladimir Putin’s trump card in his conflict with the West.

So the U.S. trumped up an ISIS threat, pulled the Korashans out of their old playbook, polished them up to make them appear new, put a shiny cover on an old plan to use clothing as a terror weapon (remember the underwear bomber), and used them as the excuse to begin the campaign to bring down Assad.

This battle has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, and ISIS poses no threat to the U.S. This is a battle ensure Saudi Arabia’s regional dominance — a Saudi Arabia that purports to be an ally of America but which played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and has been funding the very terrorists the regime is using to terrorize Americans into supporting this new war. This battle is to provide Qatar with a means to natural gas profits and to cut the legs from under Putin and destroy one of his last remaining allies in the region.

Putin’s not likely to take such a threat lying down, so the “peace president” is risking World War III on behalf of Saudi Arabia and globalists with interests in the Qatar gas line.

But regardless, once again, the globalists will win and the American people will lose blood and treasure and be further impoverished by a war paid for with more money printing.

The fiery and destructive passions of war

In Federalist No. 34, Alexander Hamilton wrote, “To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace…”

These “destructive passions” have come to the fore quickly in the wake of the unrelenting propaganda war the regime has foisted upon the people over the past several months.

It was just over a year ago, in early September, when President Barack Obama deferred to Congress on a possible military strike on Syria. The war-weary American people rose up almost as one to oppose another military adventure and turned the Congressional phone lines white hot. Congress got the message, and a war to take out the Syrian government was averted.

Turns out it was just delayed. U.S. hegemony would not be denied.

The military-industrial complex, the CIA and U.S. “allies” Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar created, funded and armed ISIS; and ISIS marched across the desert into Iraq, reportedly raping and beheading and crucifying along the way. But then, ISIS crossed the line. They produced videos that purported to show “journalists” being beheaded.

This ignited the “fiery and destructive passions of war” among the American people, who now support a war on ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic State, or whatever they call themselves today.

Now commenters here and on Facebook are calling for bombs, bombs and more bombs. “What we need is an FASHION CRUSADE LIKE in yon days of YORE and drive them back to before the STONE AGE,” posited Facebook commenter Earl Scott. And that sentiment is shared by many, if not most.

Almost no one is questioning whether this regime, which has lied through its teeth so many times, is lying about the ISIS threat. Almost no one is questioning whether the U.S. military machine and its enabling neocons, which lied through their teeth about the need for the first Iraq war, are lying today about the ISIS threat.

The “fiery and destructive passions of war” have been lit and must be assuaged.

“My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of the government, to be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth,” wrote George Washington to Gouverneur Morris. “To share in the broils of none. To fulfil our own engagements. To supply the wants, and be carriers for them all: Being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so.”

Washington’s policy should be America’s policy.

Another illegal war

The so-called “Peace President” — aided and abetted by a feckless Congress — has begun yet another illegal war.

By bombing targets inside Syria without the permission of the Syrian government, Barack Hussein Obama violated international law — and the U.S. Constitution — and should be brought up on war crimes. He has now, finally, gotten the war with Syria that he so desperately sought last year before the American people rose up in opposition.

This time, thanks to two propaganda videos that purported to show the beheadings of American “journalists,” the American people have gotten behind the Syrian war. If you think Bashar Assad is not the ultimate target of the regime, acting on behalf of the globalists, you haven’t been paying attention.

Islamic State — or ISIS or ISIL, whatever their current nom de guerre — was created by the U.S. and funded by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates precisely to bring to down Assad.

This lawless regime’s first illegal war was in Libya, in which the U.S. used the cover of NATO to violate international law and create regime change in a sovereign nation which posed no threat to the U.S. It has drone-bombed a number of other nations– killing innocents, including women and children in the process — that did not threaten the U.S., another violation of international law.

Wars are used by the globalists to cover a failing system. People in the know are aware that it’s time for the big New York market to crash and usher in the second Great Depression.

As the big New York stock market crashes, this will signal the beginning of the second great economic depression. Yes, we have had depression since 2008, but the big one is just ahead. Everything is ready!

Get your ducks in a row while the crowd is still asleep.

The public believes that the government will keep pumping the stock market. Not so! The stock market will crash when it’s ready — and that will be soon.

The war that the politicians and talking heads have been long clamoring for has begun. So we are now just ahead of the big stock market crash and all-out war.

Behind the scenes there is mass devaluation of the U.S. dollar. Few people see the trickery.

Market riggers have kicked the legs from under silver and gold, giving the big banks time to accumulate and corner as much of the precious metals as possible.

High blood pressure a silent danger

You eat healthy. You take vitamins, minerals and nutrients on a daily basis. You exercise regularly. Then you go for your checkup and find out you have high blood pressure. Are you surprised?

High blood pressure has virtually no symptoms until it gets critically high and into the stroke and heart attack ranges. The normal measurement is 120/80.

You may not realize you have high blood pressure until it is too late. That is exactly why elevated blood pressure is known as a silent danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in America:

  • About 1 in 3 American adults have prehypertension, or blood pressure levels that are higher than normal.
  • About 67 million Americans have high blood pressure.
  • Only about half of people with high blood pressure actually have it under control.
  • High blood pressure and its complications results in more than 348,000 deaths each year.

Blood pressure relates to and can be affected by many variables like family history, personality type and daily exercise levels.

It has biochemical individuality, so we allow for these variables.

All conventional medicine condemns salt as a provocateur of high blood pressure, but I have never seen one define salt. What they mean and don’t say is that the bad guy is sodium chloride. Sodium chloride (table salt) is a synthetic with all the minerals extracted. Sure, it’s bad, especially on high blood pressure.

Sea salt is different altogether; it has16 natural minerals with many therapeutic benefits.

There are many vitamins and herbs that can help you naturally and safely lower your blood pressure and also help you maintain normal blood pressure. Some of these include vitamins C, B6 and B12; folic acid; potassium; niacin; garlic; olive leaf extract; hawthorn berry; green tea extract with hibiscus flower; flax oil or fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids); cocoa extract; and magnesium and vitamin D3. There is a lot of good research on these nutrients.

High blood pressure greatly increases your chances of heart attack and stroke, so take this seriously. If you don’t regularly monitor your blood pressure at home, start now. I check my blood pressure every day at home. My Panasonic blood pressure monitor cost me $40 on Amazon. It is also available at your local pharmacy.

A good diet alone can’t provide all the needed nutrition for healthy blood pressure.

Get a good nutritional supplement, or supplements, containing herbs and vitamins designed to keep your blood pressure in check, as mentioned above.

Lawyers and minorities love socialism

When American politicians talk about “rights” and “liberty,” they certainly are not talking about our personal and individual liberty. For them, “rights” and “liberty” are code words for groupism (the crowd). Politicians and bureaucrats never remotely consider personal or individual liberty.

Government under any name or label is all about making and passing laws that strengthen and grow government. Where there are many laws, there is no individual freedom. Where there is no individual freedom, there is no freedom at all.

Politicians and bureaucrats have so skillfully imposed the word “democracy” into the lexicon that the crowd confuses groupism with individual liberty. Democracy by all definitions is mob rule, or groupism. It is anathema to individual liberty.

Democracy does not equal human liberty. Democracy precisely means the manipulated mob. Mobs are rarely if ever spontaneous. They are usually manipulated events like the Arab Spring events of a couple of years ago or the Ukraine uprising this year.

As always, the spokesmen for the “movements” talk about creating or reinstalling democracy and liberty as their motivation. Politicians have to do this in order to confirm and reaffirm their political identity to the eyes and ears of the system bosses.

Lawyers love socialism except for themselves. Why? It’s because they created it and they parasite off it.

Have you noticed that the Bar Association in every country always supports government? Lawyers write the laws that channel all power, authority and wealth to the government. They create confusion so the people can’t understand the law and can’t understand esoteric (hidden) political and “legal” manipulation of the public.

So lawyers create socialism and label it democracy. Socialism is a disguised system of stealing the wealth and production of the producers of wealth with spurious laws. Stealing or taking from producers and transferring it to nonproducers make for very sophisticated and concealed class warfare. In other words, it is a parasite system with the parasites ruling and fleecing their host through deception.

It is obvious that government parasites have to have “friends” and allies. They are not at all confused about who their natural allies are. Politicians and bureaucrats achieve balance of power (deceptive rule by consent) by subtly playing economic class, cultural and racial minorities against the producers.

Producers are softened and neutered into passiveness by a constant campaign of altruistic propaganda. It works! Producers and creators actually become persuaded that they should support the system of unequal equality. Now the politicians have a double lock on the public mind. It is their ultimate goal that guarantees their safety and security and preparation for the New World Order — already in existence. The more complete the deception, the more complete the power.

There is yet another element that guarantees the survival and credibility of “democracy.” It is the covert and implied sanction of organized religion — not Christianity, but a very well concealed oriental mysticism that pervades organized religion. It is an esoteric force for world unity.

Who are minorities? They are, of course, the racial minorities. But there are a whole lot more than that. There are homosexual minorities, feminine minorities, so-called “civil rights” minorities, cultural minorities and all the minorities that make up the “diversity” of the nation.

Public policy is molded on these manipulated minority influences, all contributing to the power and collectivism of government. This is all an invisible charade, an organism, with a totally different and opposite orientation to individual liberty. It is in reality New Age slavery, a benevolent totalitarianism, an illusion of freedom.

One can always identify minority special interests simply because they welcome government intervention and intrusion (socialism) as a net for perceived social inequality, poverty and underachievement. Guilt manipulation and all manner of charades are used to force social and economic equality where none is earned.

Organized religion does not recognize human diversity and natural inequality. All are deserving of the blessings of God and the equal benefits of the community. Nothing is ever mentioned about earning social and economic benefits through personal achievement.

Manipulating minorities who are naturally drawn to socialism is a basic political strategy to justify government politics and plunder.

The principle of government is that political power is maximized by forcibly leveling every individual to the same status of conformity, collectivism, ecumenicalism and serfdom. The truth goes deeper. Because of perceived social, cultural, racial and psychic inferiority, minorities desire to parasite on government force and socialism to subvert those they envy and wish to imitate.

It would never succeed except for the very sophisticated propaganda of altruism. Altruism has a double meaning. To the unsuspecting public, it appears good. But it is hypocrisy with a hidden agenda to cover evil. It is the philosophical basis of democracy and benevolent totalitarianism.

Altruism cleverly hides the depravity of human nature. It makes evil appear good and good appear evil. See no evil, hear no evil, do no evil permeates the propaganda. It conceals the political agenda, promotes ignorance of public health, creates a state of mind of dependence on government and the medical establishment and quashes every form of individualism, independence and creative thinking.

The people must be controlled without being aware. Non-awareness is the key.

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Somebody Should Drown Ann Coulter

Columnist Ann Coulter is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Republican establishment, notwithstanding the title of the newest book the faux conservative is hawking. She’s as evil as Karl Rove; she’s just got better packaging.

In her latest column, “Your ‘To Do’ List To Save America,” Coulter says she wants to “track you down and drown you” if you are “considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election” this November. But if anyone deserves drowning, it’s Coulter for leading shortsighted conservative voters, enamored by her good looks and combative personality, down the path to ruin.

Coulter’s plan to save America is simple: Vote Republican. And Coulter says no one should ever challenge a sitting Republican.

“Take a moment to notice something, Republicans: No incumbent Democrat had to deal with a primary challenger this year,” Coulter writes. “That’s one reason why Democrats win more elections than their insane ideas would seem to dictate. Liberals understand that you can’t do anything if you don’t win, so Democrats don’t stage primary fights against other Democrats.”

So regardless of whether the “Republican” has been voting against the interests of the people and is a dinosaur (like Sen. Pat Roberts), he’s a Republican so he’s OK. “I don’t know why Roberts got a primary challenge at all. Please stop doing that, Republicans,” she writes.

Perhaps it’s because he has consistently voted to send American troops into wars around the globe, voted for the National Defense Authorization Act — which allows the unconstitutional detainment of U.S. citizens — and voted for the misnamed USA Patriot Act. Roberts has voted 11 times to raise the debt limit. He has voted for tax increases. And he gave money to Senator Thad Cochran’s (another dinosaur) race-baiting campaign in Mississippi. And he doesn’t even live in Kansas.

Oh, and you’ve got to donate to Scott Brown, Coulter proclaims. That’ll “save America.” She even provides a link to his campaign website.

But this is the same Scott Brown who, during his two-year stint as a Massachusetts senator, voted with Democrats on Senator Harry Reid’s $15 billion jobs bill and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer (read bankster) Protection Act.

The last time Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress, the country entered a war on false pretenses, a prescription drug boondoggle bill was passed, the Department of Homeland Security was given more liberty-stealing powers, Federal expenditures grew from $2.7 trillion to $2.9 trillion and the deficit almost doubled.

Coulter’s newest book (which I have not read) is titled “Never Trust A Liberal Over 3 — Especially A Republican,” yet her latest column is a clarion call to elect (and trust) Republicans simply because they are.

American conservatives need to realize that Coulter is part of the system, and she’s employing the Hegelian dialectic to further entrench the system. The proof can be seen in the penultimate paragraph in her column, in which she wrote: “When we’re all dying from lack of health care across the United States of Mexico, we’ll be deeply impressed with your integrity, libertarians.”

As if Republicans, save for a couple in both houses, haven’t gone all in for amnesty on behalf of their corporate masters.

Jimmy Carter’s UFO

On Sept. 18, 1973, then-Governor Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), claiming he and about a dozen others had seen an unidentified flying object outside a Lions Club meeting in Leary, Ga., at about 7:30 p.m. in 1969. The exact date of the alleged sighting is lost to memory.

By filing the report while governor, Carter became the highest-ranking government figure in the U.S. to ever report a UFO sighting.

While campaigning for president in 1976, Carter promised to encourage the government to release all documents it had on UFOs. Once elected, however, his tune changed.

As to the sighting, Carter claims he was standing outside the Lions Club when he and other witnesses spotted a red and green orb radiating in the western sky. Carter described an object that “seemed to move towards us from a distance, stop, move partially away, return, then depart. Bluish at first; then reddish — luminous — not solid. At times,” reported Carter, “it was as bright as the moon, and about as big as the moon — maybe a bit smaller. The object was luminous; not solid.” He later told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the sighting was “a very remarkable sight.”

While Carter is credited with creating what became known as the golden years for UFO enthusiasts because of the thousands of government UFO documents that were released during his term by the CIA, FBI, NSA, State Department and military branches, Carter’s restriction on ensuring that “legitimate national security secrets” were maintained meant that hundreds or thousands more documents would not see the light of day.

Some of the documents released did prove embarrassing for some government agencies. For instance, the CIA long claimed it had not kept documents on UFOs. But following a protracted battle in the courts over Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the CIA finally turned over almost 1,000 pages of documents that were UFO-related. Other documents revealed the FBI was keeping extensive files on UFO investigators and witnesses and that the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, was monitoring and collecting newspaper clippings that dealt with UFOs. That information was filed under the heading “Transportation.”

There are reports that during the transition from the Gerald Ford to the Carter presidency, Carter met with then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush and told Bush that he wanted all information the government had on UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Marcia Smith, director of the Library of Congress’ Science and Technology Division of the Congressional Research Service from 1984-1985 (and researcher during the Carter years), claims that Bush responded with, “no … that he wasn’t going to give this to him … that this was information that existed on a need to know basis only. Simple curiosity on the part of the President wasn’t adequate.”

One can only guess whether Carter ever got his answers. He’s never definitively said.

Other sources: History.com, UFOEvidence.com

War On Poverty? No, It’s A War On Prosperity

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It’s a war that will never be “won” because it is not and was not meant to be.

It’s a $22 trillion boondoggle that currently enslaves 100 million Americans (and over its life enslaved many more), making them essentially wards of the state. It’s destroyed families by undermining self-sufficiency, reducing the work ethic and encouraging out-of-wedlock births while creating an ongoing cycle of dependency. Enslaving Americans was the goal of the statists in the beginning, and it continues unabated.

Why do I say this? Because the statists know that the more dependent we are, the easier we are controlled. Dependency is a natural proclivity of human nature.

The $22 trillion spent on this “war” came from money transferred from producers to create a whole new class of nonproducers, as well as from money printed out of thin air.

The money creators impoverish the people by transferring their wealth to government. When the “money supply” is increased, there is no increase in actual wealth. Just the opposite, new money is negative wealth. It destroys the wealth of the people and/or transfers it to the money creators.

So the producer class is impoverished because the money they earn is worth less, and their savings earn negative interest. The dependent class is further impoverished because the paper money they receive from government buys less and less with every new dollar printed.

Likewise, the word “poverty” in America is typical government doublespeak. When the “War on Poverty” began, about 14 percent of Americans were considered poor. Today, after $22 trillion dollars and 50 years, about 14 percent of Americans are still “poor.” But poor does not mean hungry, homeless and impoverished, as it implies.

Poor today means air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, a home computer, a widescreen television and at least one vehicle. Yet they still get $9,000 or more in government largess — in the form of cash, food, housing and medical care — with incentives to accumulate more.

Like all of government’s “wars,” this one has enriched the banksters and the crony capitalists and impoverished the people. The war on poverty has really been a war on prosperity.

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Healthy Kids? Fat Chance

Schools across the country continue to deal one way or the other with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snack” rules — the latest portion of the Michelle Obama-backed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Some are dealing with it by ditching the plan altogether — and forgoing federal dollars in the process — and going back to serving old and more popular menu items. Others are attempting to comply. But the rules are ridiculous and arbitrary and are doing little to help make kids “healthy.”

One such rule requires schools to ditch bottled teas and replace them Gatorade G2 (GG2). And while ditching bottled teas containing sugar or sugar substitutes and other additives is laudable, replacing tea with GG2 indicates there is something afoot besides kids’ health.

GG2 is the last drink children — or anyone else, for that matter — should be drinking. First, GG2 contains Splenda. Splenda is a synthetic sweetener containing sucralose and is found in thousands of processed food products. Splenda is made by combining three chlorine molecules with one sucrose molecule in a covalent bond. The human body has no enzymes to break down the covalently bound chloride. Consumer complaints about Splenda consumption include gastrointestinal problems, seizures and dizziness, blurred vision, allergic reactions, blood sugar increases, and weight gain.

Research shows sucralose destroys beneficial gut bacteria. One study on animals indicates it kills as much as 50 percent of the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It also alters glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels, making it a real danger to diabetics.

GG2 also contains acesulfame potassium, a zero-calorie sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Acesulfame potassium works in the body by stimulating the secretion of insulin in a way that may lead to hypoglycemia. In lab animals, it has produced lung, breast and organ tumors, leukemia and chronic respiratory diseases. Long-term use in humans has resulted in headaches, visual disturbances, mental confusion, nausea, depression and liver and kidney damage.

Among other additives, GG2 contains monopotassium phosphate and FD&C Blue No. 1. Monopotassium phosphate creates an imbalance of phosphorus and calcium in the body. Too much phosphorus spurs the body to draw calcium out of the bones, causing osteoporosis.

FD&C No. 1, a blue dye, has been linked to allergic reactions and carries a warning label “Caution: Do not consume if sensitive to aspirin.” In 2003, the FDA sent out a safety warning concerning its use in medical procedures following reports of discoloration of the skin, urine and feces in patients given a feeding solution containing the dye.

In short, GG2 will make kids fat and susceptible to a host of health problems. Smart snacks? Hardly. Healthy kids? Fat chance.

The Democrats’ Ruse

Commenting on Senate GOP Quash Democrats’ Attack on Free Speech,
Matforce says:
September 11, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
Our “pay-to-play” legislature has been writing policy for 30 years now that has answered to and benefitted moneyed interest over what is good for “we the people,” even over what is good for our nation, and has resulted in the consolidation of wealth to the top like we haven’t seen since before the Great Depression.

When you couple that with the rhetorical propaganda manifesto, “The Integration of Theory and Practice,” by Heubeck and Weyrich from the Free Congress Foundation that uses the relentless pounding home of rhetorical sound bites, the contents of which do not have to contain the least amount of accuracy or truth, the only thing that matters is the conviction with which the deception is delivered.

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To counter the effects of these divisive and deceptive attacks through electronic media, TV ads, and print costs $$$ MILLIONS. Dark money from Super PACs comes into the USA to curb policy to their ends. It doesn’t even have to originate in the USA; foreigners can contribute to our political debate through funding of these Super PAC mouthpieces to turn USA policy to benefit “multinational” corporations that dwell beyond the jurisdiction of the USA.

That is why we need to overturn Citizens United! Calling it free speech is a ruse to confuse a gullible people into signing over the USA to moneyed interest.

We need to fund our elections from a blind trust that is divided up equally among the parties or candidates to be used to get their message out. May the best message win!

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Conventional Wisdom Is A Mass Illusion

A recent poll by Rasmussen found that more than one-third of Americans had no clue which parties control the House and Senate. What a sad commentary that such a basic bit of information — taken for granted by this audience — is lost on an American populace so distracted by bread and circuses.

This, of course, is not true of the typical Personal Liberty Digest™ reader. You are a special lot and much appreciated. Most of you are making a valiant attempt to rid yourself of a lifetime of brainwashing and propaganda. It is a difficult task; I know. And it has nothing to do with one’s intelligence.

I have watched as otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people have had their minds manipulated so that they acted against their own best interests as a result of propaganda. It seems that organized and sophisticated propaganda is able to operate above the threshold of intelligence. In other words, without some imperative to trigger inquiry, very intelligent people buy into lies and myths the same as the general population. The lies and myths then become conventional wisdom. The human mind rarely accepts a challenge to conventional wisdom. Instead, it dismisses it under the auspices of “conspiracy theory,” a catchall category for information outside the main.

But you, Personal Liberty reader, keep your focus on reality, paying no attention to the political noise, the controlled media, the economic establishment or, indeed, the medical cartel in America. You recognize it for what it is: all noise that interferes with a calm and sober psyche.

Here are things as I perceive them: The U.S. is deteriorating at a very fast rate — one that is becoming perceptible to even the millions of people who had not previously observed it. Even mainstream economists are starting to sound the alarm, though they continue to miss or ignore the cause. It does not matter “who” is doing it to us. The main thing is “it” is being done.

It is up to us to choose personal liberty for ourselves and our progeny and loved ones as much as it is possible within the laws of the land, whether we agree with those laws or not. Our great and overpowering advantage over the masses and the elites is our dedicated accumulation of special information that we dig for outside the system. But to take advantage of it, we have to think outside the box. Sorry, this is a requirement.

This type of thinking and the revealing of information outside the main has caused me to endure many slings and arrows and charges of nuttery. No matter.

You are likely familiar with the parable Jesus told of the sower as read in the Gospels. The sower spread seed. Some fell on the path and was devoured by birds. Some fell on the rocky ground where they took root but withered and died in the heat. Some fell among thorns and were choked out. Others fell on good soil and flourished. The lesson is that many seeds are planted here, but few become permanent. So it is with the truth. So it is with people.

Only a few can focus and then hold that focus until they achieve personal liberty based upon a foundation of health, wealth and knowledge. They refuse to look over their shoulders at the system and are no longer influenced by the system.

Therefore, the main and powerful issue facing everyone in the United States is the depreciating currency. This is very simple to understand but becomes merely an illusion to those who haven’t escaped the system. Somehow, people cannot grasp that they can be impoverished even while accumulating, saving and holding the currency of the land.

Why is the mass illusion perpetuated? The answer is that the myth blinds the masses because they have childlike misplaced faith in “authority.” They are politically naïve. Few people can imagine that the system is not honest, that it is indeed very sophisticated fraud.

A depreciating currency expedites a transfer of wealth from the producers and savers to the money creators. Depreciating currency becomes hyperinflation and finally, in the endgame, deflation and economic collapse. As we experience hyperinflation there will be, as has always been, a quick disappearance of cash (deflation).

Money creators through all the ages have many pretenses and disguises like war, price controls, exchange controls, etc. Translated, this is suppression of liberty and severe restriction on privacy and travel. This is happening now and will only increase, along with a massive dose of propaganda and charges of anti-Americanism against those who seek an escape route.

Remember, the majority believe propaganda until it is too late for survival. The rest rationalize that things are bad but that times will get better long before there is a reign of terror. This was the mindset of the German people in the 1930s. While a few escaped, most believed the propaganda. But you know the ending: Nazi Germany and then a destroyed country.

If the face of tyranny is pretty enough, people can be manipulated to adore and embrace it. Modern tyranny is so sophisticated that it actually appears benevolent to the masses. How Herr Goebbels would love it. He’s likely smiling from hell!

All this is what we get when depreciating currency is used to confiscate the wealth and savings of the people. All fraud and social and economic chaos originate with depreciating currency. When prices rise (inflation), this is depreciating paper money. But the people don’t make the simple connection and fraud continues.

Governments are all on a paper money system. Paper money moves wealth and production into the hands of government. All is fine with this mass theft until there comes along an aging population.

An aging population becomes nonproducing consumers. This reverses consumption from the government to the nonproducing, aging consumers. Governments can’t afford this and they have to reverse consumption back to government. They want young people to produce and fight wars funded with paper money.

What to do? Kill off the aging population, benevolently of course. Down the road, there is euthanasia; but for now, we put them under the tender care of the medical establishment. Everybody gets rich except the aging victims killed with drugs, operations and “medical care.”

Anybody ever find out about it? Nope.

Only a few find out who have the capacity to look beneath. It’s the perfect crime and a very profitable one.

For personal liberty, accumulate gold and silver outside the system and keep yourself in good health through proper diet and exercise. Proper diet means mostly raw whole foods and only organic, free-range meat. Expensive you say? Not nearly as expensive as falling into the hands of the deathcare system.

And avoid the bread and circuses.

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If You Take Him At His Word, Obama Is Insane

“I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Wednesday night. “It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.”

If you take Obama at his word and believe that he believes what he said, he is utterly insane. There are currently U.S. troops on the ground in and around Iraq sent there by Obama. Whether there are 100 or 500 or 10,000 or more is irrelevant. Whether he calls them advisers or observers or something else is irrelevant. They are there, and their numbers are growing incrementally. That’s called “mission creep.”

The U.S. has spent most of the past decade training and arming Iraqi troops, al-Qaida-linked “freedom fighters” and an assortment of other ne’er-do-wells that he and his neocon buddies call “the good guys.” Those “good guys” are the same “good guys” that became the bad guys and ran roughshod over the vaunted U.S.-trained Iraqis, who surrendered their U.S. weaponry faster than a Frenchman on double-time.

So Obama’s strategy is to use bombs to kill ISIS troops — and, no doubt, civilians as “collateral damage” — and let the vaunted Iraqis and some new group of al-Qaida-linked “freedom fighters” (whom we trained and are continuing to train and who are aligned with ISIS against the Syrian regime) wage the fight against ISIS. In other words, he’s going to continue to do what he’s been doing for six years — and just add in some bombs for good measure. And he expects that to defeat ISIS.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. If you take him at his word, Obama is clearly insane.

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