Police Shoot First And Cover Up The Questions Later

On Aug. 11, Dillon Taylor, a 20-year-old white man, exited a Salt Lake City 7-Eleven with two friends. The three were confronted by a black police officer barking orders. Taylor was almost immediately shot dead.

According to the Salt Lake Police Department, the officer was responding to a report of a man waving a gun in the area of the store and Taylor matched the description of the reported suspect. Taylor’s friends say he (Taylor) was wearing headphones and likely didn’t hear the officer’s commands. Police say the officer thought Taylor was reaching for a gun. Taylor’s friends say he was likely either hitching up his pants or reaching for his phone. Regardless, Taylor — and his friends — were all unarmed, or at least that’s what his friends say. The SLPD won’t say one way or the other.

Two days before Taylor was murdered by a police officer, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a young black man, was shot down by a white police officer. He, too, was unarmed.

Brown’s shooting resulted in protests and riots and recognition — by some people (finally) — that American has morphed into a police state. This is something I have been telling you for some time, and it’s why we created our Power of the State section.

But most so-called “law and order” conservatives still fail to get it. After the Ferguson Police Department released a video that purported to show Brown committing a strong-armed robbery just prior to his police encounter, many of the so-called “law and order” conservatives immediately determined (if they had not already done so on the basis that Brown was a large black man) that he was simply a thug and “got what he deserved.” This very comment was made many times in our articles on the subject and on our Personal Liberty Facebook page. In fact, no single subject causes us to lose as many subscribers and Facebook followers as our “liberal” articles on the police abuses.

Although the SLPD won’t say whether Taylor was armed and won’t release video from the officer’s camera, it did manage to leak this tidbit to the media: Taylor had a $25,000 bench warrant for a probation violation in connection with a felony robber and obstruction of justice conviction.

Note the commonality in the aftermath of both the Taylor and Brown shooting. Police leaked information that called into the question the character of the victims after they had been shot. This is a common propaganda ploy employed by the LEOs (legally entitled to oppress) in order to provide justification for their latest shooting. Lost is the fact that neither Taylor’s shooter nor Brown’s shooter knew anything about the prior “criminal” history of their targets, so this history played no role in the shooting.

There are about 500 people killed by police in America each year. Granted, some of the killings are justified. But many more are completely ridiculous, like the murder of John Crawford, who was shot in an Ohio Wal-Mart for carrying a Crossman MK-177 air pump rifle. This “heroic” action by the police also led – indirectly — to the death of a woman who collapsed and suffered a “medical emergency” as she fled the store in terror.

Brown’s shooting, being as it was a white-on-black shooting that created a riot, has drawn the attention of the world, including some of America’s biggest race hucksters. Taylor’s has been ignored by almost everybody, especially Attorney Criminal Eric Holder and President Barack (if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, but not Dillon Taylor) Obama.

The militarization of our police goes far beyond just the equipment officers employ. It goes to the mindset that’s created by the use of the military equipment and the training with federal military agencies. When you’re trained to believe everyone in the community you police is a potential enemy, you shoot first and cover up the questions later. But that’s likely OK with the “law and order” conservatives. Taylor was, after all, just a criminal and a thug, so he probably got what he deserved.

Will you say that when it’s your kid?

Ruby Ridge: The Advent Of The Modern U.S. Police State

On Aug. 21, 1992, agents of the federal government shot down 14-year-old Sammie Weaver and the Weaver family dog, setting off what has become known as the “incident” at Ruby Ridge. It turned into a multiple-day siege in which federal agents, using arrest warrants based on fabricated evidence and a stack of lies from scurrilous government informant sources, revealed the burgeoning police state in America.

Former U.S. Army combat engineer Randy Weaver moved his family to northern Idaho in the 1980s to escape what he saw as a corrupted world. The family built a cabin and began home schooling their children. He appeared on the radar of Federal law enforcement agencies after a neighbor with whom he had a land dispute wrote letters to the Federal government and local law enforcement saying that Weaver had threatened in the mid-1980s to kill the pope and President Ronald Reagan.

For the next several years, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) sought to either entrap him or get him to work as an informant and infiltrate local militia groups. They finally entrapped him — as an Idaho jury found — when they bought shotguns from him, sawed them off below the legal limit and accused Weaver of selling illegal weapons. He was indicted in December 1990.

The federal court system then went to work on Weaver’s case. He was cited for failure to appear in court when he missed a court date that didn’t match the one on a letter sent to him and his court-appointed attorney (an attorney with whom Weaver had no communication).

Because Weaver was a former military man who lived in an isolated area and sought to escape an oppressive federal government that had for several years sought to entrap him, Weaver was considered a terrorist threat by the George H.W. Bush Justice Department (sound familiar?).

So U.S. marshals dressed in camouflage and equipped with night vision goggles and M16 rifles surrounded Weaver’s cabin and began to search for a place to ambush and arrest him.

One of the marshals threw rocks against the cabin walls to test the reaction of the Weavers’ dogs. When the dogs began barking, Weaver’s 14-year-old son, Sammie, and family friend Kevin Harris came outside to investigate. They followed the dog to see what had upset him.

Marshal Art Roderick shot the dog. Sammie cursed Roderick then shot at him. Marshal Bill Degan came out of the woods shooting and hit Sammie in the arm. Harris fired back, shooting Degan in the chest. A third Marshal, Larry Cooper, exchanged gunfire with Harris. During the exchange Sammie, was shot in the back and killed.

The next day, members of the FBI hostage rescue team were deployed with the green light to shoot on sight. Agent Lon Horiuchi took the order to heart. When Weaver went to a shed where his dead son lay, Horiuchi shot him in the back. Horiuchi then shot Weaver’s wife, Vicki, in the head as she stood inside her cabin holding her 10-month-old baby.

After the shootings but while the siege was still ongoing, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson wrote a memo titled “Something to Consider.” The points to consider were these:

  1. Charge against Weaver is Bull Shit. (sic)
  2. No one saw Weaver do any shooting.
  3. Vicki has no charges against her.
  4. Weaver’s defense. He rand down the hill to see what dog was barking at. Som guys in camys (sic) shot his dog. Started shooting at him. Killed his son. Harris did the shooting [of Degan]. He [Weaver] is in pretty strong legal position.

Despite this knowledge, the FBI and ATF continued its siege until Aug. 30, when civilian negotiators talked the Weavers into giving up in order to stave off a threatened tactical assault by federal agents. They finally surrendered on Aug. 31.

In the aftermath, Weaver and Harris were acquitted of all charges against them. Horiuchi was indicted for manslaughter in Boundary County, Idaho. The trial was moved to federal court where it was dismissed on the grounds of sovereign immunity. The 9th Circuit Court reversed that decision and held that there was enough evidence for Horiuchi to stand trial on manslaughter charges. By then, the district attorney who gained the indictment had been replaced in an election. The then-sitting district attorney dropped the charges.

The surviving members of the Weaver family filed a wrongful death suit for $200 million. Harris filed a civil suit for damages against him. The Weavers reached an out-of-court settlement in which Randy Weaver received $100,000 and the three Weaver daughters received $1 million each. The federal government settled with Harris for $380,000.

Less than a year after Ruby Ridge, the Clinton ATF and FBI attacked the Branch Davidians under equally dubious claims.

Article has been edited to correct error. –BL

In Iraq, Obama’s Bombing The Wrong Targets

Mission creep is slowly escalating President Barack Obama’s new war on Iraq, as it always does in these cases.

What ostensibly started out as a “humanitarian” mission to rescue people trapped on an Iraqi mountain is morphing into a search and destroy mission. Much to the delight of the military-industrial complex, American fighter jets and drones are now patrolling the skies and blowing up billions of dollars of what was formerly American weapons and materiel abandoned by the Iraqi army as it fled the ISIS hoard.

But Obama’s bombing the wrong targets. If he wants to stop the ISIS threat with bombs, he needs to bomb the source.

ISIS is/was funded by putative U.S. allies Saudi Arabia (the same country that spawned 15 of the 9/11 hijackers and funded the attacks), Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

The terror group rose from the ashes of Libya following the overthrow — with U.S. assistance and arms — of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. ISIS grew in the Syrian civil war, again with U.S. arms, assistance and training. It is, by the way, the same group of people that John McCain and his neocon toadies wanted to overtly assist — as opposed to the covert assistance provided by the regime — in its efforts to overthrow the Syrian government.

If he truly wants to stop ISIS, Obama needs to start bombing Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE and, most especially, Washington, D.C. Of course, we know he doesn’t.

Where’s Harry Reid On Ferguson?

When armed protesters stood beside Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and faced down equally armed agents of the federal Bureau of Land Management in April, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called them domestic terrorists. This despite the fact that the armed protesters broke no laws and destroyed no property.

As it was, the only people destroying property, harming livestock and wildlife — and people — were government agents.

In Ferguson, Missouri, over the weekend, stores were looted, police reported they were shot at by the crowds and at least two people in the crowds suffered gunshot wounds. Police responded by deploying officers decked out in full military gear and driving armored cars, firing tear gas, smoke grenades and rubber bullets at the crowds — media included. Gov. Jay Nixon called out the National Guard Monday morning.

Reid has been deathly silent on Ferguson.

Perhaps it’s because there’s no money to be made by Reid in Ferguson. The truth is there is little to no sympathy held by Reid and his statist cohorts for blacks — or any other class or ethnic group they designate as the cause du jour — despite their platitudes.

Were there money to be made there, Reid would interject himself. He was interested in the Bundy ranch outcome only because he, his son Rory and their crony capitalist criminal partners had dollar signs in their eyes and Bundy and his supporters stood in their way.

Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects In Pigs

A new study published in the journal Environmental & Analytical Toxicology has linked high levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, to malformations in piglets born on a Danish farm.

Last year, a Danish pig farmer noticed a sharp increase in malformations and birth defects in his piglets. So he took 38 live-born but malformed, day-old piglets to the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology at the University of Leipzig, Germany, for study.

Malformations noted included deformed heads and spines, atrophied ears and legs, swollen bellies, single eyes, elephant tongues, females born with testes, and deformation of organs. Researchers found the highest levels of glyphosate in the lungs and hearts, but they also found it in the muscles and other organs. Researchers determined the glyphosate was crossing the placental barrier.

Glyphosate is used for weed control in increasing amounts. Crops like soybean, rapeseed, corn, cotton, sugar beets and alfalfa are genetically modified to withstand glyphosate so it can be sprayed to before planting and during the growing season as a weed-control method.

Glyphosate has been detected in water, rain and air in areas far away from farmlands. Researchers have found glyphosate residues in the urine and different organs in dairy cows and in the urine of hares, rabbits and humans. According to some researchers, glyphosate and other commercial herbicides severely affect embryonic and placental cells and cause mitochondrial damage, necrosis and programmed cell death in doses far below those used in commercial applications.

Researchers quoted another study showing children living close to areas where glyphosate is in widespread use have also shown malformations. They determined the “risk of malformation in human embryos is very high when their mothers are contaminated at 2 to 8 weeks of pregnancy. The detected glyphosate concentrations in organs, gut walls and meat of these piglets suspect correlation to glyphosate. [The research team] concluded that glyphosate causes various disorders both in the parent female and in the progeny. Paternal exposure to glyphosate is recognized to be a cause of birth defects by pesticide mediated alterations of germ cells.”

The Institute of Science in Society recently published a study that found that there has been a decline in human male sperm counts and an increase in congenital malformations of the male reproductive tract and a drop in serum testosterone levels coinciding with an increase in the use of glyphosate. A Russian study noted that feeding hamsters GMO soy resulted in complete sterility after two or three generations.

Finally, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in recent years there has been an increase in fertility issues being experienced by women aged 15-44.

It appears it has now become impossible to avoid glyphosate contamination and the effects of GMO crops. Glyphosate needs to be banned from use and Monsanto and the FDA and USDA need to be charged for the criminal conspiracy that allowed it to be foisted upon us.

America Is Under Military Occupation, But Americans Are Pushing Back

Heavily armed and armored, camouflage-clad storm troopers swarmed across the city, pointing rifles at citizens and journalists, firing tear gas and blasting with sound cannons the crowds that were standing in their own yards and business parking lots, or walking down the streets. An armored vehicle with a machine gun mounted on top rolled past in a show of force.

A scene from some Third World dictatorship or from Communist China? No. It’s right out of middle America.

The response by the St. Louis County Police Department to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was to demonstrate the overwhelming force of a military occupation in an effort to intimidate the populace into submission. It served to do the opposite.

Rather than disperse as ordered, residents stood in defiance, shouting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and holding their hands in the air as a symbolic gesture to descriptions by multiple witnesses of Brown’s actions as he was shot multiple times. With crowds growing — and growing increasingly militant by throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at their oppressors — the local police were relieved of patrol duties by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and replaced by state police, led by a black former resident of Ferguson, Capt. Ron Johnson.

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol smiles at demonstrators marching along W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)
MCT/Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol smiled as demonstrators marched in Ferguson on Thursday.

Johnson came to Ferguson as a peace officer rather than an oppressor; and like a light switch had been turned, the tensions of the crowd subsided and protests became peaceful. Johnson walked the streets with protesters, listened to their concerns and showed he was on their side rather than on the side of their occupiers.

The crowd stood up to tyranny and won — at least temporarily. That changed Friday night. After some looting began, police again moved on the crowd but did little or nothing to help those being looted. On Saturday, Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew. The curfew was largely ignored and the police brought the military equipment back. It erupted again on Sunday night when police moved in with teargas and smoke canisters and rubber bullets.

It’s the second time in recent months that American citizens have stood to defy a militarized assault. Back in April, armed goons from the Bureau of Land Management began rustling Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle in order to free up land he’s been grazing for years so that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his family and his cronies could make what they considered better use of it. It was land to which Bundy claimed ancestral grazing rights, land he claimed belonged to Nevada rather than the U.S. government.

After a video went viral that showed armed BLM agents siccing dogs on and shooting Tasers at Bundy family members, members of Oath Keepers and other patriots — many of them armed — showed up at the Bundy ranch to stand up to the BLM, which was bringing in heavily armed and armored troops of its own.

A tense standoff ensued. Some of the highest-ranking members of the U.S. government called Bundy and his supporters domestic terrorists. President Barack Obama considered deploying the military to drive Bundy and his supporters off the land. Some reports identified special forces members among the BLM agents on the scene.

In the end, the armed aggressors backed off and dispersed.

The militaristic style response by the St. Louis County PD is not surprising given the rising militarism of local police across the country. I began warning you of this several years ago in articles like “The Violent Militarization Of Local Police,” “Local Law Enforcement More Dangerous, Thanks To Trickle Down Of Military Equipment, Militarized Mindset,” and others that can be found in our Power of the State section. It is a natural and predicted outgrowth of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror, which has created an us-versus-them mindset between the government and those it views as its subjects and has resulted in the U.S. having the largest prison population in the world.

The increasing interaction between local police and unconstitutional federal law enforcement agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the passing out of federal dollars to local agencies for training and equipment purchases and the proliferation of military hardware and weaponry have turned peace officers into oppression officers with military training, military equipment and the natural outgrowth of that: a military mindset.

Of course, blacks have for years been subject to special scrutiny and abuse by local police, but their complaints are usually dismissed by the majority that has been propagandized into believing that anyone falling on the wrong end of a police encounter must have been guilty of something and was, therefore, deserving of the abuse, no matter how egregious. Self-styled “law and order conservatives” are quick to dismiss the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendment rights of blacks and those who they think look like thugs or criminals or drug dealers whenever they have an encounter with police that ends badly. If they got shot, those “law and order conservatives” say, then they deserved it.

It appears that Ferguson police may have a history of not only abusing innocent people, like many other LEO (legally entitled to oppress) agencies, but of officers’ committing perjury in order to cover their abuse.

With a history like that, and with the militaristic response that followed, it’s certainly not surprising that Ferguson residents would suspect that their chances of learning the truth about the Brown shooting and seeing any punishment meted out to the LEO if he did — as it appears — go too far in administering his form of justice to a suspected strong-armed robber would be nil.

Another newly leaked document from DHS predicts an increased “anti-government violence of the next year.” Of course, the regime has been peddling this for several years with DHS missives and reports warning that enemies of America include people who believe in small government, fly the Gadsden flag, store food and water, served in the military, photograph landmarks or oppose gun laws.

But if there is anti-government violence in the next year, it will be because an abusive and oppressive government kept pushing Americans until they wouldn’t be pushed anymore. And if the government fears that if it pushes too far there will be anti-government violence, that is a good thing.

Update 1 (7:32 a.m.): After protests turned violent with claims by police that shots were fired in their direction and amid reports of more looting, the Missouri governor deployed the National Guard overnight to help restore order. The human rights group Amnesty International also announced last night that it was sending a team to observe the events. It’s the first time a human rights team from the organization has ever been sent to the U.S. -BL

Always Hold On To The Good Memories

Commenting on Remembering Robin Williams,
Buffet says:
August 15, 2014
Thanks. I really enjoyed that. Best article, by far, I’ve read concerning him, since his passing! Who among us HASN’T struggled with women and drugs?
Mr. Crystal, I salute you. Mr. Williams, I miss you. To all those disparging him following his death, why not extol all the good a man has accomplished instead of working so hard to dredge up the negative?
 
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Commenting on Remembering Robin Williams,
dskancer19 says:
August 15, 2014
What an awesome tribute, Ben! How lucky you were to have that unforgettable experience in high school. People would feel much better after a loss if they could concentrate on the good memories rather than bad (as I see many in the discussions wish to do – focus on rotten). I enjoyed his presence via tv, as I chose to watch Mork and Mindy. My little girl, then around 1 year old, would try to understand the show – laughing when we did. We tried to teach her to say Nan-New Nan-New, but it came out “Ninny” and became her nickname for life. She is nearing 40. For me it brings back memories of laughter, Mork and Mindy and good times. Always hold on to the good memories, they cushion and comfort. =)
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Heart-Unhealthy Foods

Just as important as it is to eat foods that are good for you, you should avoid those foods that are bad for you.

Last week, I gave you the heart-healthy foods list. Here is a list of foods you should avoid like the plague because they contribute to your risk of heart disease and other ailments:

  • Fruits and vegetables to avoid: Vegetables made with creamy sauces and those that are fried or breaded; canned fruit packed in heavy syrup and frozen fruit with sugar added; fruit juices with sugar added; and vegetable juices with added sodium.
  • Grain products to limit or avoid: White refined flour, white bread, muffins, frozen waffles, cornbread, doughnuts, biscuits, quick breads, granola bars, cakes, pies, egg noodles, buttered popcorn, high-fat snack crackers.
  • Fats to limit: Butter, lard, bacon fat, gravy, cream sauce, nondairy creamers, hydrogenated margarine and shortening, cocoa butter (found in chocolate), coconut/palm/cottonseed/palm kernel oils.
  • Proteins to limit or avoid: Milk (a dead food) and other dairy products; organ meats such as liver, fatty and marbled meats (especially nonorganic); spareribs; cold cuts; hot dogs; sausages; bacon; all fried or breaded meats.
  • High-salt items to avoid: Table salt, canned soups and prepared foods such as frozen dinners, tomato juice, soy sauce, all processed foods.
  • Sodas: Are highly acidic and contain sugar or, worse, sugar substitutes.

The Regime Uses Words And Phrases Designed To Bamboozle Us All

Most longtime readers know that I have often warned that our government has evolved into benevolent totalitarianism.

This is a gentle term for fascism. No, we don’t have the jack boots and the swastika. Our system is far advanced from that. Our fascism today is so advanced over Nazi Germany and fascist Italy of World War II that our system actually appears benevolent.

How could this happen? The answer is: reverse semantics. Every writer and every talking head in America refer to the U.S. as a democracy of free market capitalism and individual privacy and property rights. This is a big laugh to any sober, thinking person.

Well, the system and its paid politicians still repeat those high-sounding terms. They use the terms like “privacy” and “free market” as sedatives to the crowd. The terms “private” and “freedom” no longer mean what they once did. They are cruel deceptions that fool the mind yearning for human freedom.

The fact is that in America we have massive regulation and regimentation. But, of course, it’s “in the public interest.” It all spews forth out of “democracy” as if a biblical word and a holy sanction.

We live in a fiction of freedom perpetuated with semantic corruption that has evolved us into economic fascism and tyranny. Language and words that support a free society have been turned inside out.

With this propaganda of reverse semantics, opposition has been neutralized. True words, true meanings of patriotism and freedom have become the farce and illusion of fascism.

A “Patriot Act” is the cover for treason. “Free healthcare” is the cover for collectivism and forced medication. “Gay rights” is a cover for stolen liberty, increased State control and the creation of thought crimes. We have bought organized crime with a pretty face and twisted language.

And I say to you, millions of “educated” and vain intelligentsia, you bought the scam of American fascism too, the same as the millions of illiterates — if you weren’t busy perpetrating it.

Here are more examples of reverse semantics at work:

  • Free press: Six mega-corporations control 90 percent of all that you read, watch or hear. This is down from more than 50 companies 30 years ago. The so-called “journalists” from those organizations operate in an echo chamber founded by a left-wing activist, Billy Wimsatt.  More than 1,000 of these front-line “journalists” and editorialists from such organizations as CNN, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Thomson Reuters, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, U.S. News & World Report, among others, along with members of progressive (i.e., socialist) think tanks and activist organizations like Center for Media and Democracy and the American Legislative, Issue Campaign Exchange and American Sustainable Business Council, are members of a secretive and closed Google group called Gamechanger Salon in which they meet online to exchange information, ideas and strategy to promote progressive ideas, policies and candidates.
  • Immigration reform: Along the southern border an invasion is taking place perpetrated by Barack Obama policies and pronouncements and intentional lack of border security. The intentionally crafted crisis is designed to flood America with socialist-minded aliens seeking government handouts, an opportunity to bring more family members along and willing to work for slave wages. The process was conceived as a way to overwhelm the system in order to force acquiescence on a policy granting amnesty to millions of potential low-wage earners for businesses big and small, more union slaves and millions of potential Democrat voters. Worse, it’s allowing violent gang members, human traffickers, drug traffickers and violent criminals into the U.S. in large numbers, along with thousands of people infected with Third World diseases.
  • Ebola outbreak: A false crisis being overhyped as a catalyst for greater control and the creation of millions of new willing vaccination victims to hand over to big Pharma when the vaccine currently being “tested” is ready, no doubt just in the “nick of time” to avert “catastrophe.” As Jon Rappoport writes, “The ‘hot zone’ areas of Ebola, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, have been decimated for a long time: war, extreme poverty, malnutrition, starvation, contaminated water supplies, exposure to toxic industrial chemicals, vast toxic overuse of antibiotics, pesticides (some of them banned in other countries), expired and unrefrigerated medicines, vaccines (which, when given to people whose immune systems are already hanging on by a thread, can be lethal).” There is no accurate test for Ebola and, aside from U.S. health workers intentionally brought to the U.S. for treatment, it has not been found outside of the African continent. Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 1 alert for only the third time in history, and the World Health Organization is prepared to declare an international health emergency over a mere 1,700 confirmed and suspected cases of the disease. There are 7.2 billion people in the world, yet the CDC and WHO tries to start a panic by over-hyping 1,700 Ebola cases and only 932 deaths. The terror group ISIS kills more than that in a slow afternoon.
  • Property rights: In addition to the possibility that one’s property will be expropriated from him over a minimal amount of arrears on tax payments, a host of alphabet soup agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service are poised to seize land, vehicles, homes and other property if they deem you have not used it properly. State agencies are also in on the act. A public library in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was deemed to have violated the “Seed Act of 2004” by hosting a “seed library” which allowed participants to get free heirloom seeds which they would plant and replace at harvest. The library was forced to close it down amid charges of “agri-terrorism” over the seed swaps.
  • Federal Reserve: Though neither a Federal agency nor in possession of any “reserves,” the system controlling U.S. “money” is the final disenfranchisement of liberty and property. The evil and corrupt fiat money system and its money creators are transferring the wealth of the people to themselves through currency depreciation.

Fascism is fascism under any name or pretense. Will we ever wake up? Fascism operates the corporate state under the guise of democracy. (As I told you last week, the only difference between socialism, communism and fascism is semantics. All are top-down tyranny.) The modern American state is not one bit less tyrannical than any form of modern or ancient totalitarianism.

Once altruistic democracy separates the people from their belief system and reality, then all supreme power lies with the state. All allegiance is to the state and all knees bow to Baal.

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Keeping Assets Safe

Hi, Mr. Livingston & Staff:

In his 1987 book, The Triumph Of Gold, Dr. Frantz Pick stated in one chapter that the US Government will climb into every safety deposit box of the US to confiscate our gold and furthermore my conviction is that, if we get into World War 111, all bets are off, because all governments will confiscate gold no matter where it is under a national emergency declaration and there is no way in my opinion to prepare around it.  It’s already been stated that the US Congress has a bill of war declaration against both Russia and China and should we believe that such a confrontation between the 3 won’t create World War 111?  Should World War 111 break out, what assets will be safe and where?  There’s no way in my mind that any assets are safe for anyone under those conditions and how could they be when such corruption controls what happens worldwide? 

-Russ from CA. (One Of Our Broke, Fiat Money States)

Dear Russ,

I have often written that Safety Deposit Boxes are anything but safe. Government rifled through everyone’s Safety Deposit Box during FDR’s banking holiday, stealing gold and other possessions. Don’t keep anything in there of value.

Gold and silver are essential for survival and will be used for trade in a barter economy after the dollar collapses. The thing is, the Feds can’t take what they don’t know you have. Buy it, but keep it secret and keep it safe. One of the advantages of Gold Eagles is they are stamped as US currency. The best survival “money” is pre-1965 US “junk” silver coins. They are 90 percent silver and therefore retain their value as a precious metal. They are also recognized as money by everyone and will be useful for trade and barter when the economy collapses.

I suspect that government will first confiscate the $21 trillion in retirement funds before they worry with gold. All of the gold in circulation in the U.S. will not put a dent in the so-called “national debt.”

Best wishes,

Bob

Potential Financial Surprises

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the August 2005 issue. Many Americans were caught unawares when the world economy, led by the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the funny money derivatives market collapsed in the fall of 2008. Readers of my letter, though, had ample warning of what was ahead and time, not only to prepare, but to make money along the way. In 2008, just before the collapse, the price of oil peaked above $145/barrel.

1. Oil — The public has not accepted the oil price skyrocket. The price per barrel is already over $60 with the projection of $87.00 soon. I can easily see $100/ barrel oil. This is not only an oil bull market but an oil shock.

2. Housing Mania — The housing bubble is now in the mania stage with potential for collapse at any time.

3. Deflation — Though we are into an inflation cycle, clearly any financial accident could reverse the economy to harsh deflation at any time. We do not expect deflation now because of the central banks’ high motivation to create new money. The whole world hangs on US inflation potential. We have to have it to keep the game going. Long-term it’s black hole deflation and a whole new world. We advise everyone to stay liquid. Avoid debt and hold some cash or equivalent.

Choose Heart-Healthy Foods

When mainstream doctors suspect heart disease, they immediately turn to drugs for a cure. There is little discussion of diet.

But the simplest, easiest and tastiest ways to combat heart disease is to eat right. Of course, you knew that already. You know it’s true as is often said that, “you are what you eat.”

Heart health is really quite simple. Certain foods do your heart good. Eat more of them. Other foods do harm to your heart. Eat less of them or avoid them altogether.

You can also take supplements that supply the specific ingredients found by researchers to give you a strong heart and make its job easier, but it’s far better to get them the way nature intended—at mealtime. The nutrients in their natural state are more potent than the processed kind, and your body absorbs and processes them more efficiently when received in natural form.

The list of foods that are friendly to your heart is extensive, so you’ll have a tasty menu to enjoy while pampering your ticker. I’ve selected 31 heart-healthy foods (in random order) – and the benefits they provide — that I recommend you include in your diet.

Heart-Healthy Foods

1. Salmon/fish: Omega-3 fatty acids.

2. Flaxseed (ground): Omega-3 fatty acids; fiber, phytoestrogens.

3. Oatmeal: Omega-3 fatty acids; magnesium; potassium; folate; niacin; calcium; soluble fiber… serve with blueberries or raisins (or make oatmeal/raisin cookies) for extra heart protection.

4. Black or kidney beans: B-complex vitamins; niacin; folate; magnesium; omega-3 fatty acids; calcium; soluble fiber… served as a side dish or in soups and on salads.

5. Nuts: Vitamins, minerals, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and low levels of saturated fats. Eat nuts—walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine nuts and peanuts (which actually are legumes)—two to four days or more per week.

6. Red wine: Catechins and reservatrol (flavonoids)… could improve “good” HDL cholesterol.

7. Tuna: Omega-3 fatty acids; folate; niacin.

8. Tofu: Niacin; folate; calcium; magnesium; potassium.

9. Brown rice: B-complex vitamins; fiber; niacin; magnesium, fiber… stir in with chopped vegetables like broccoli, carrots or spinach.

10. Soy milk: Isoflavones (a flavonoid); Bcomplex vitamins; niacin; folate, calcium;

magnesium; potassium; phytoestrogens.

11. Blueberries: Beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids); anthocyanin (a flavonoid); ellagic acid (a polyphenol); vitamin C; folate; calcium, magnesium; potassium; fiber. Cranberries, strawberries, raspberries are potent, too. Use them in trail mixes, muffins, and salads!

12. Carrots: Alpha-carotene (a carotenoid); fiber.

13. Spinach: Lutein (a carotenoid); B-complex vitamins; folate; magnesium; potassium; calcium; fiber. Substitute spinach for lettuce on sandwiches, in salads.

14. Broccoli: Beta-carotene (a carotenoid); vitamins C and E; potassium; folate; calcium; fiber; vitamins A, C, E.

15. Sweet potato: Beta-carotene (a caroten – oid); vitamins A, C, E; fiber.

16. Red bell peppers: Beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids); B-complex vitamins; folate; potassium; fiber.

17. Asparagus: Beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids); B-complex vitamins; folate; fiber.

18. Oranges: Beta-cryptoxanthin, beta- and alpha-carotene, lutein (carotenoids) and flavones (flavonoids); vitamin C; potassium; folate; fiber.

19. Tomatoes: Beta- and alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein (carotenoids); vitamin C; potassium; folate; fiber.

20. Acorn squash: Beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids); B-complex and C vitamins;

folate; calcium; magnesium; potassium; fiber.

21. Cantaloupe: Alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids); B-complex and C vitamins; folate; potassium; fiber.

22. Papaya: Beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein (carotenoids); vitamins C and

E; folate; calcium; magnesium; potassium.

23. Dark chocolate: Resveratrol and cocoa phenols (flavonoids) — choose 70 percent or

higher cocoa content — epicatechin boosts nitric oxide to help keep blood pressure down.

24. Tea (especially green tea): Catechins and flavonols (flavonoids).

25. Whole grains: Antioxidants, phytoestrogens and phytosterols that are protective against coronary disease.

26. Raisins: Antioxidants that fight bacteria that can cause inflammation and gum disease (people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from heart problems).

27. Yogurt: Probiotics protect against gum disease that elevates heart risk (also improves digestion and boosts immunity).

28. Apples: Strong antioxidant flavonoid compounds help prevent “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.

29. Pomegranates: Polyphenols may help reduce buildup of plaque in the arteries and lower blood pressure… highest antioxidant capacity compared to other antioxidant-rich

beverages like blueberry juice, cranberry juice and red wine.

30. Bananas: Potassium helps kidneys excrete excess sodium, contributing to healthy blood pressure.

31. Garlic: Reduces the enzyme angiotensin that constricts blood vessels, helps reduce the buildup of plaque in blood vessels.

There are lots of other heart-healthy goodies to expand the variety of your menu, like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, winter squash, acorn squash, pumpkin, mackerel, herring, sardines, pears, apricots, peaches and plums.

And, as always, choose organic.

The Most Deceptive Word In The English Language

This is a political and subversive word created and promoted by the establishment as a major key to formulate and channel the public mind. It has more than saturated the public conscience. Very “intellectual” people spout this word assuming that it means human freedom and liberty.

The truth and purpose of this word is for a cover and disguise for fascism and socialism. This word is the workhorse of the American propaganda ministry.Every person is taught this word, from politicians to school children. The government indoctrination centers (also known as schools) and the corporate media use it religiously. Politicians love its sound. It is one of President Barack Obama’s favorite words.

It was an important word to Hitler and Joseph Goebbels.

What is this word? It’s “Democracy.”

Let’s play a little game. See how many times you hear this word in a day from the elites, from the media and from your friends. Six; a dozen, 20 or more?

The U.S. was founded as a Republic. When asked what type of government they had created, Benjamin Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” We could not. Our republic has been transformed into a democracy.

Democracy is an esoteric belief system that manipulates the people in such a way that all power flows to the state. As with pure dictatorships, power flows from the top down.

Democracy implies freedom in the public’s mind while power and wealth is constantly channeled to the Federal government. Human liberty is regressively crushed under the one simple word, “democracy.”

Democracy is a political word that is embraced by all political parties and all politicians under many labels in every country of the modern world. It is a cover and a facade for communism, socialism, fascism, for class warfare, for the exploitation and manipulation of minorities against stability, cultural heritage and private property. (By the way; communism, socialism and fascism are all equal. Don’t be fooled by claims that one is a right wing and another is a left wing philosophy. They all transfer power to the state. The difference is simply semantics.)

When politicians utter the word democracy, they are using a code word that signifies their total allegiance to the state. They are using mass hypnosis to manipulate the people against human liberty.

Democracy is that universal mystery that is loved by all and opposed by none. It implies everything good to everyone and every religion. It is the mantle (mantra) of the New World Order. It is the apex of adoration for the state, universalism, One Worldism and materialism. It is Satanism posing as an angel of light.

Anyone seeking human liberty, privacy and private property under the mental deception of democracy is under the greatest illusion. Let us purge our minds of this seductive appeal, this spiritual despotism. It has stolen our conscience, our soul and our honor. It is our legacy to future generations to whom we are passing on our slavery. Shame could have no greater victory.

Democracy is a faith, a state religion, a state of mind. It is the progressive destruction of the person — the individual. It is covered and masked with benevolence, philanthropy and brotherhood. Democracy is the opposite of the common belief. It is “democratic” tyranny, a camouflage for despotism. Its goal is nothing less than universal slavery.

Democracy is the polish, the refinement and the finished perfection of all the tyranny and despotism of history. It is the culmination of that perfect slave state where men and women give their minds, spirits, production and children over to the state. We are reduced to automatons and commercial units. We are government statistics.

The word democracy is a very important word in psychological warfare of government against the people. Democracy as a concept of freedom has evolved over many decades. It is a design word to impress upon the people an imagination that they are free. It has worked unbelievably well!

If the people imagine that they are free, all sorts of crimes by the political system can be imposed, without protest, upon the people. It is an invisible armed guard.

Mental democracy is a psychological weapon of the state that motivates the people to obey the system and to love the state. As George Orwell wrote in his book, 1984, the people come to love Big Brother (the state).

If we focus on this word democracy as an organism, we can tie the visible to the invisible and thus reveal the subterfuge. Democracy is an organism used to pacify the people. And what is an organism? An organism is a repetitive dogma that neutralizes the mind. Its purpose is to integrate the freedom concept of democracy into the American psyche.

It is not formal. It has no overt organization. It may function legally or illegally within the law or above the law. It is never identified as to its true name and purpose. It has no ethnic, social or legal connotation. It is powerful psychological warfare.

With this invisible organism, the American state has imposed all 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto without protest and beyond the awareness of the American people who imagine that they are free.

Following are the 10 planks of communism. They show that America is more a communistic than republican in form of government.

  1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. (Private property rights are almost nonexistent today. You don’t own your property if it can be confiscated for non-payment of tribute to the king, or if a government agency  like the EPA or the USDA can arbitrarily tell you what you can and can’t do with it.)
  2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. (Accomplished via the American tax system. Enforced via the Gestapo-like Internal Revenue Service.)
  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (Accomplished via the estate tax.)
  4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. (Accomplished via rendition and drug laws allowing law enforcement to confiscate property if it is suspected of being used in the trade or manufacture of drugs — often without evidence – or to satisfy debts and fines imposed by alphabet soup agencies.)
  5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. (Accomplished via the Federal Reserve, which is not Federal and doesn’t hold “reserves.”)
  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. (Accomplished via the Federal Communications Commission and the regulated airline industry, Amtrak, public transportation and the regulated auto industry. Further attempts being made to seize more power through control of the Internet.)
  7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands and the improvement of the soil, generally in accordance with a common plan. (Accomplished through price controls on the utilities via their government-supported monopolies and subsidies for favored industries.)
  8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (Industrial armies accomplished through regulations favoring/subsidizing unions.)
  9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. (In progress via Agenda 21, “sustainable development” communities, etc.)
  10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. (Accomplished via the public indoctrination system called public education under the control of the Federal government.)

These planks are supported by both major political parties.

For The Children

Commenting on DHS Report: Immigration Officials Being Exposed To Diseases,
Alan says:
August 1, 2014
I truly dread the ramifications of what will come about should these disease-ridden individuals be allowed to contaminate our children because our opposition is pinning their hopes on creating a one-party-system in this country. Don’t give me that humanitarian crap. They always claim it’s for the children. That’s how they strum the heart-strings of those too weak-minded to see past the charade. Any harm brought to our society because of this will be on the hands of those who perpetrated the dastardly deed.
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Commenting on DHS Report: Immigration Officials Being Exposed To Diseases,
paintinc56 says:
August 1, 2014
Obama didn’t want a photo op because he didn’t want these filthy, disease ridden, 3rd world vermin anywhere near him. They don’t even use the bathroom facilities available to them, WAY too icky for our UBER RICH, ARROGANT, DEMOCRAT ELITISTS. Funny thing, NONE of these leftist millionaires & billionaires want to LIVE, WORK, GO TO SCHOOL WITH or FINANCIALLY SUPPORT these ILLEGALS, they just want the Hispanic VOTE.
It AMAZES me how Democrat voters can support these criminal a$$holes. I didn’t like GW Bush because he was a gutless, white apologist, pro amnesty, big government dick. How can a working class Democrat voter defend these CRIMINAL SCUM? WHY do leftists WORSHIP politicians who CHEAT, LIE & ROB THEM BLIND? Liberalism is TRULY a MENTAL ILLNESS. I GUARANTEE YOU that if an unbiased psychiatrist examined Democrat politicians & voters you would see just how mentally ill these people really are.

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The Ebola Scaremongers

Fear is one of the strongest of human emotions. It’s the go-to emotion when the elites want to exert more control or simply to distract your attention.

America is experiencing a mass invasion across the southern border. More than two-thirds of Americans recognize it for what it is: A deliberate attack on the American system orchestrated by President Barack Obama at the behest of the global elite. The globalists have set the world on fire. Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Iraq are in flames. A lawless President mocks the American people as he “fundamentally transforms” the country. A lawless Congress provides him cover.

Americans are finally showing signs of an awakening. More are coming out of their slumber. Obama’s approval numbers are negative 13.5, according to Real Clear Politics. Congress’ is much worse.

The people recognize their “elected politicians” don’t have their best interests at heart. They serve the money gods and nothing else – the people be damned.

The system is collapsing. The Internet has provided a forum for the truth. The people see past the lies of the elites and their propaganda machine. Pockets of resistance are growing. The Bundy Ranch standoff was a flashpoint.

Ebola! Watch the left hand. Ignore the right.

Alan Grayson, the Marxist Congressman from Florida, has taken on the role of the illusionist. Close the borders, he says. But not the U.S. borders, where all manner of third world diseases, criminals, violent gang members and socialist indoctrinated people are entering the country to be spread far and wide by the criminal President and his criminal regime who are working to transform America into a Third-World backwater.

No. Leave the U.S. borders open. Never mind the people’s wishes. It’s the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that should be closed.

Ebola! Its only method of human-to-human transmission is direct exposure (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, or contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

In the entire recorded history of the world there have been 841 confirmed cases and 456 confirmed deaths from Ebola, according to the World Health Organization. To put that in context, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims (falsely) that the flu kills 36,000 Americans annually. WHO claims seasonal flu kills 250,000-500,000 worldwide each year.

Who (or WHO?) has called for a border to be closed for the flu?

By exploiting people’s fear over the mysterious Ebola virus, the elites are seeking to regain control and distract your attention. Crisis governing leads to more control. It’s an old play from an old book. Don’t fall for it.

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Aliens, Licentiousness And Foreign Attachments

While President Barack Obama continues to brazenly defy the law and violate the Constitution by not only not halting the invasion of illegals at the southern border but by openly encouraging it and promising to further overstep his Constitutional authority with executive orders and while Democrats and the GOP leadership work to subversively grant amnesty to millions of illegals who have broken U.S. laws in order to enter the country, the American public is becoming increasingly vocal in their opposition to what is currently passing as government immigration policy.

Fully 77 percent of the Nation wants the illegals deported. That’s because the American people actually care about the country and recognize that the sudden influx of illegals will transform the Nation’s culture, steal what few jobs there are available and drive down wages; whereas the political establishment cares only about money and power and pleasing its corporate masters.

The Founders, though living in a new Nation with a population consisting mostly of recent immigrants, recognized the danger of too many aliens arriving at once without the desire to assimilate into the “spirit” of the new country.

“[Emigrants] will bring with them the principles of governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth;” Thomas Jefferson wrote in his “Notes on the State of Virginia,” “or, if able to throw off, it will be in exchange for unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to the other. It would be a miracle if they were to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty.”

And writing “an Examination of the President’s Message” in 1802 for the New York Evening Post, Alexander Hamilton posited that, “Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of a probability at least, of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.”

Unfortunately, the psychopathic political class remains unbothered by such “trivial” matters as whether the immigrants will ever “learn the principals and imbibe the spirit of our government.” For Democrats, they see the prospect of a host of dependent class voters who favor socialism. The Democrats’ chief funders, the unions, see countless new unionized zombies to exploit in order to fill their coffers. The Republican establishment wants amnesty to please its corporate masters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The battle over illegal immigration is nothing more than a power and money play among the elites to the detriment of the people.

Beware GMOs; They Set You Up For Cancer, Other Diseases

If you were to write a movie about evil scientists plotting to insert secret ingredients into the food supply in order to make humans sick, you’d have a hard time coming up with something more inventive and potentially more dangerous than genetically modified (GMO) food.

Even though GMO ingredients are not listed on food labels, they have already infiltrated our dinner plates. And this technological change to our food has the potential for sabotaging the world’s food supply. Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize they eat GMO food at just about every meal. In particular, the soy and corn ingredients of our favorite dishes almost always contain GMO ingredients.

U.S. farmers and farmers around the world plant vast amounts of these laboratory-created crops. In particular, soy, corn and cotton (processed food frequently has cottonseed oil added to it) have been genetically engineered to contain toxic pesticides and to withstand massive amounts of herbicides that are applied to farm fields. This allows GMO crops to survive and be harvested while weeds in the fields are supposed to wither and die.

Of course, other beneficial living things like honeybees, other pollinators and a wide collection of wildlife also perish from massive pesticide exposure. And the pesticides often persist long enough to poison our water and air.

According to estimates by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, since GMO crops were introduced in the 1990s, 1 billion acres worldwide have been planted with these plants. That’s an area larger than the continental United States.

GMO proponents argue that the technology is safe, but recent discoveries about what happens in the genetic material of altered organisms are not reassuring. Understand that we are not talking about hybridization, which is the process of cross breeding similar plants in order to create a superior variety or achieve a specific characteristic. Creating GMO plants is much different and can involve replacing, swapping or splicing genes or inserting viruses into the genes themselves in order to alter their very nature.

In theory, altering an organism’s genetic material seems simple and precise. The process is supposed to consist of extracting a desirable gene from one plant or animal and inserting it into another.

Suppose, for example, one wants to create tomatoes that can withstand cold weather. In theory, genes that allow a frost-resistant plant to survive freezing temperatures are extracted and put it into the tomato plant. When seeds of the new tomato plant grow, the presence of this genetic material stimulates activity in the new plants that keep them alive as the temperature drops.

In practice, however, this leads to unforeseen consequences. Only recently have scientists discovered that the genes scientists insert into plants are often contaminated with unintended material, including viruses.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has discovered that when lab scientists altered genes in GMO food, they were also feeding in parts of a virus gene. No one had ever noticed that before.

This virus gene, however, is now in the food we eat. Is it safe? Will it lead to some type of new illness among the millions of people who consume it? Experts can’t say. It has never before been present in our food. Before this discovery, nobody even knew it was in GMO foods.

Reports about this virus show that of the 86 different processes being used to insert genes into GMO crops, this virus is present in 54 of them, including corn and soy beans. Some of these crops are used for food. Others are used to feed farm animals that produce meat, dairy products and eggs. In other words, this virus of questionable safety is in a lot of the foods sitting in your refrigerator and cupboard.

Experts believe these types of viral genes are potentially very dangerous. EFSA researchers have concluded that these genes might result in phenotypic changes (changes to an organism’s observable characteristics and traits) that cause the development of proteins that are toxic to humans.

Viral genes are designed to hobble our immune systems (and the immune systems of plants and animals) so that the viruses can invade cells and flourish. Scientists are concerned about this newly discovered viral material because the viruses that invade the cells of a plant do not fundamentally differ from the viruses that infect people.

The newly discovered viral gene is called the Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV) Promoter, and it is used to force the foreign gene to pump out proteins at a high volume. Because it suppresses defenses against viral infection, those who consume food contaminated with it may be more susceptible to viral infections like colds, hepatitis and even AIDS. And because it modifies cells and is toxic to them, it may be the source of cancer and other diseases.

Concern about these genes caused Pete Riley, director of the public interest group GM Freeze, to warn: “This is a clear warning (that GMO food) is not sufficiently understood to be considered safe.” Riley also told the Daily Mail: “Authorization for these crops must be suspended immediately, and they should be withdrawn from sale, until a full and extended review of their safety has been carried out.”

Unfortunately, ensuring proper review of the safety of GMO crops or getting truthful information from the Food and Drug Administration or the Department of Agriculture is dubious, at best. In many cases, the same people who hold high-paying jobs at Big Agriculture eventually move into positions at the regulatory agencies that are supposed to be protecting us against their abuses of the food system.

Consider the case of Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods for the FDA. Over the past several years he has moved from a job at the FDA to a job at a law firm that represented Monsanto. Then he moved to a job at Monsanto (a leader in creating GMOs), over to the USDA, back to the law firm, over to Monsanto, to a position on a university, to a think tank and then back to the FDA.

It’s a pretty cushy career path for Taylor, but a disaster for our protection from questionable food. While Taylor was doing his second stint at the FDA, the agency adjusted its regulatory policies so GMOs could be introduced into our diet without being tested for toxic effects.

Currently, the only way for you to avoid GMO foods is to eat organic food. Any other food, even items marked “all-natural,” may contain GMO ingredients. You can get a free shopping guide to help you find non-GMO foods here.

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Don’t Try To Feed Me With Drugs!

One of the vast misconceptions of modern medicine — and there are many — is that if you are sick, you need a doctor or a drug. The most a drug can do is mask symptoms. But people falsely believe that if symptoms are gone, the sickness or malady is gone. This makes modern medicine a world-class hoax.

There are many factors that govern metabolism: race, age, sex, previous food conditions, individual idiosyncrasies, variability of basal metabolism in individuals, rate of metabolism, imperfect balance of ones’ food, fatigue, cold, damp, panic fear, mental depression and imperfect hygiene. Most important of all, infection may influence the onset or modify the course and character of a malady due primarily to dietetic defects.

It should be emphasized that these factors all involve metabolic variations in individual subjects, impose additional burdens on the metabolic resources of the body or depress the functional capacity of the endocrine regulators of metabolism. It is especially important to realize that people receiving too little vitamins or nutrition are living in a state of potential morbidity that may be converted into disease by a variety of factors that further exhaust metabolism.

Variations in metabolism explain why some people are sick and others are not. But the degree of malnutrition that may make one person sick may not affect another.

Can The U.S. Go Bankrupt?

When an individual goes bankrupt, he has spent more than his income. His debts and the interest on those debts exceed all the income he has to such a degree that they are beyond his ability to repay.

Most people believe that national governments go bankrupt because they spend too much or spend more than their income. This is what colleges and universities teach and propaganda media parrot. Furthermore, when governments “overspend,” they call it “deficit spending.” But there is no such thing as national bankruptcy as the word “bankruptcy” implies or as it applies to the individual.

There are certain key words and phrases cleverly put into use to conceal the source of government finance: Federal budget, government spending, government deficit and Federal income tax. Believe it or not, none of these terms relates to government finance. But they do cover government fraud on an unbelievable scale.

The terms Federal budget, government spending and government deficit are meaningless when the Federal government and the central bank (Federal Reserve) create money in the form of paper and numbers called credit, in unlimited amounts. The government does not want public knowledge of its monetary trickery. This is why universities teach “accounting” and “finance.”

A simple axiom: To go broke or bankrupt in the national government sense implies that there is a finite or limited supply of money available to national governments. But money does not exist, and no one has ever proven that it does. People think that paper “dollars” are money. In truth, no one has ever seen a dollar. A dollar is not a thing. It is a unit of measurement the same as the terms quart or ton.

Don’t believe me? Will you believe the Federal Reserve’s own publications from the 1970s?

  • “Today, most coin and currency is ‘fiat’ money — money by virtue of government declaration and public acceptance. Fiat money isn’t valuable in itself and doesn’t represent a claim on gold or silver. Fiat money is acceptable because people know money’s true value is its purchasing power — its ability to buy goods and services.” — The Story Of Money, p. 19, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • “Coin and currency are ‘Legal Tender,’ money the Government says has to be accepted if offered to settle a debt. But that approval doesn’t make cash any more ‘real’ than checkbook balances.” — I Bet You Thought… p. 7, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • “Neither paper currency nor deposits have value as commodities. Intrinsically, a dollar bill is just a piece of paper. Deposits are merely book entries. Coins do have some intrinsic value as metal, but far less than their face amount… What, then, makes these instruments — checks, paper money, and coins — acceptable at face value in payment of all debts and for other monetary uses? Mainly, it is the confidence people have that they will be able to exchange such money for real goods and services whenever they choose to do so.” — Modern Money Mechanics, p. 3, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • “Currency backing isn’t relevant in today’s economy. Currency cannot be ‘redeemed,’ or exchanged, for Treasury gold or any other asset used as backing. The question of just what assets ‘back’ Federal Reserve notes has little but bookkeeping significance.” – I Bet You Thought…, p. 11, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • “Commercial banks are important financial institutions because they can create money — checkbook money. When we borrow $200 at a local bank to buy a washing machine, we sign an I.O.U. and the banker writes a slip for a $200 addition to our checking account. No one has any less money on deposit, but we have more. The banker has bought our I.O.U. with new demand deposits -­ checkbook money -­ which were created. Bank credit and checkbook money have both increased $200.” — Money and Economic Balance, p. 177, Federal Reserve of New York

The method of money creation is witchcraft. It has been witchcraft for thousands of years. Modern economists and sophisticated eggheads only imagine that they understand money.

Yet nothing that affects our lives could be so all-important. Money is not a dull subject, because the study of money is a study of tyranny. It makes a mockery out of human freedom, property ownership and the accumulation of wealth.

Once we understand money, we then know that any imagined personal freedom that we have is a license or privilege given by the government which can be taken away by the government. The purpose of money is to transfer wealth from the producers to the nonproducer money creators.

John Maynard Keynes revealed a lot in his book, Consequences of the Peace, published in 1919. He stated, “If governments should refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud upon the people can be concealed no longer.”

Keynes said in this statement that the system of income tax covers the fraud of the government printing press. What does this mean? It means that the government and its partner the Federal Reserve is printing money (creating credit) out of nothing and paying it into circulation for whatever the government wants, whether it be a fleet of ships or an army or to keep the people fat and happy. To cover the fraud of massive confiscation of wealth with printing press money, we have an income tax system.

The income tax system has a very serious purpose, but contrary to what Americans think the income tax has absolutely nothing to do with funding the government. The income tax is a consumption tax. The income tax regulates consumption. Note Keynes’ word “regulation” above. The income tax system penalizes those who are successful. It is a social and economic leveling system.

The income tax also is used to take as much “money” out of circulation as possible. The more “money” taken out through the income tax, the more the money creators can create. The less “money” there is, the better it keeps its imagined value.

  • “Too much money results in excess spending. When consumers, businesses and governments spend excessively, they compete for the available supply of goods and services and force prices up. When prices rise, the purchasing power of money falls. To keep purchasing power strong, then, the supply of money must not increase too rapidly.” — I Bet You Thought…, p. 111, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal government funds itself with “printing press money.” The income tax does not fund the Federal government. Almost nobody knows this, but it is extremely important to understand. The power to create money is the source of government force and bureaucratic tyranny in our lives.

What does all this mean to us? It means that we live under an authoritarian system and we are at its mercy. The Federal government has monopoly power to create money (credit or debt) backed by force. And it disguises this system from the people with the income tax system explained above. Simply stated, corporate government is transferring unbelievable and unimaginable wealth to itself with “money” that it creates and which costs nothing. Does this not make “organized crime” look like Sunday school?

This is how and why world wars are financed that cost millions of young lives. This is how social and economic policy is forged into so-called public policy, a euphemism for government social engineering and government force.

“Public policy” is government force in our lives based on monopoly power to create “money.”

So can governments experience economic collapse? Yes, but no one is aware of how it comes about. That’s because it is not a bankruptcy as is generally understood.

Here’s how it happens: The process of government “money” creation is a concealed scheme of consuming (stealing) the national wealth. In effect, the government creates its own wealth — not from taxes, but by creating “money” and using it to fund the government and to transfer wealth from the people to itself. The simple equation is that when governments consume all the national wealth of the people, then the government collapses.

Governments produce nothing, so governments must live off of the producers. It is the nature of governments to grow bigger and bigger and consume more and more of the national wealth. Do you see this happening?

At some point, government overconsumes the national wealth and collapses. Government finally consumes more than the people can produce.

So then, modern bankruptcy of national governments is not overspending. It is overconsumption of the national wealth.

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Virginia Pushing For Article V Constitutional Convention

Dear Bob,

What is your opinion about the Article V Constitutional Convention???   Is it POSSIBLE to have an Article V Convention and NOT have it develop into the Original Const. Conv.???   I need help as Va. is pushing for the new Convention.   

Madge from Va.

Dear Madge,

I don’t believe you want to open that Pandora’s box. The same progressives who are currently dominating national and State politics will take over any Article V convention. That will result in a monster you don’t want to confront. It is in fact unnecessary as all the provisions needed to restore Constitutional governance are currently found in the Constitution. What is needed is a ground up effort to remove progressives from office through the local and State governments.

Best wishes,

Bob

Justice Kennedy Needs A History Lesson

Speaking at the annual conference of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared the reason he serves as the Supreme Court’s “swing” vote. He considers the U.S. Constitution “a flawed document” susceptible to interpretation.

The framers, Kennedy said, “were wise enough to know that they could not foresee the injustices” of the future, “so they used general language.” He believes the framers wanted principles that could be reinterpreted by justices of the future.

Kennedy needs to study up on his history, for the framers believed quite differently.

James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, two-time member of the Continental Congress and one of the first six original Supreme Court Justices, served on the Committee of Detail, which produced the first draft of the Constitution. He said, “The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.”

That seems to leave little wiggle room for the argument that the Constitution is a “living document.”

James Madison warned about the results of construing the Constitution as a “living document” when he wrote to Henry Lee: “I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiassed Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption.”

Another Constitutional signatory and later Supreme Court justice, William Paterson, wrote: “What is a Constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental law are established. The Constitution is certain and fixed; it contains the permanent will of the people, and is the supreme law of the land; it is paramount to the power of the Legislature, and can be revoked or altered only by the authority that made it.”

The “authority that made it” is not the Supreme Court or Kennedy.

And though not involved in the drafting of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson clearly understood the danger inherent in loose interpretations of its meaning. “On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”