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.

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!!!

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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.

Here’s how you prepare for and avoid Ebola and any other disease. Load up on vitamin D3. The key to avoiding disease is immunity and the key to strong immunity is vitamin D3. The power of immunization protection comes from within. It is a healthy internal environment that protects the individual and the population.

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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.

Your comment about “Catering to the PC Police & Liberal Progressives” is specious. As can be plainly seen in my commentaries, I am not now nor have I ever been concerned with being “PC” or catering to the wishes of the conventional wisdom crowd. As far as being difficult to contact, there is a “Contact Us” link at the bottom of every page that provides an email address, mailing address, three telephone numbers and office hours. I have also provided from time to time an email address that comes straight to me. It is freedomwatch@personalliberty.com.

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.