Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Urban Survival.com 11-28-4.....
Here's one of the best reader submissions ever: - scary, true, and excellent research:
"Still think you're free? Still think all you have to do is vote the incumbent out of office and everything will automatically return to 'normal.' It's too late. Protesting, voting, or - laughably - letters to the editor won't change anything.
Look at the corporate info I found at the Delaware Secretary of State website:
INTERNAL REVENUE TAX AND AUDIT SERVICE (IRS) For Profit General Delaware Corporation Incorporation date 7/12/33 File No. 0325720
FEDERAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION (Federal Reserve) Non-profit Delaware Corporation Incorporation date 9/13/14 File No. 0042817
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AUTHORITY INC. (CIA) For Profit General Delaware Corporation Incorporation Date 3/9/83 File No. 2004409
background info: Transfers: With the National Security Council to the Executive Office of the President by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1949, effective August 20, 1949; to independent agency status by EO 12333, December 4, 1981.
Central Intelligence Group established under the National Intelligence Authority by Presidential directive, January 22, 1946, to plan and coordinate foreign intelligence activities. By National Intelligence Authority Directive 4, April 2, 1946, NIA assumed supervision of the SSU dissolution during spring and summer 1946, assigning some components to Central Intelligence Group at request of Director of Central Intelligence, and effecting incorporation of the remaining units into other War Department organizations. SSU officially abolished by General Order 16, SSU, October 19, 1946. Central Intelligence Group and National Intelligence Authority abolished by National Security Act, which created the CIA, 1947. SEE 263.1.
FEDERAL LAND ACQUISITION CORP. For-profit General Delaware Corporation Incorporation Date 8/22/80 File No. 0897960
RTC COMMERCIAL ASSETS TRUST 1995-NP3-2 For-profit Delaware Statutory Trust Incorporation Date 10/24/95 File No. 2554768
SOCIAL SECURITY CORP, DEPART. OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELF For-Profit General Delaware Corporation Incorporation date: 11/13/89 File No. 2213135
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC. Non-profit Delaware Corporation Incorporation Date 4/19/89 File No. 2193946
http://www.state.de.us/corp/directweb.shtml (Please look at #1 at the end of the paragraph it states "click here for status on the web." From there, at the end of the first paragraph "receive a status inquiry on line, CLICK HERE." That takes you to 'General Information Name Search.')
Keep in mind - these are just the listings I could find. For example, I tracked down the Bureau of Engraving and Printing - in the state of Texas (foreign corp from the District of Columbia).
This means, as 'citizens,' we are assets of the corporation. It doesn't matter who is in office, the board of directors and the shareholders own and run the country - just as in any other corporation.
Roosevelt's quote has an entirely different meaning now:
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House
The thing to find out, and I'm hoping the corporate records will show, is who are the shareholders? Who profits - for example - from the 'private, for-profit, corporate CIA' or the 'private, for-profit, corporate IRS' or the 'private, for-profit Social Security' - that those in charge are now telling us is 'broke.' Who is on the board of directors of 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.'
Ask anyone you know if they are aware of this. Call your congressman's office and ask them. Why doesn't anyone know? Why isn't this casually mentioned in the news? 'The Board of Directors of the United States of America, Inc., today ruled........' 'The Board of Directors of the Social Security........' 'Today, the Central Intelligence Authority filed as a private for-profit corporation.' Why do those in charge never mention this? Why, searching on any search engine, doesn't this information come up?
Because we're being lied to. Ever wonder why those who fight the IRS are not allowed to bring up their Constitutional Rights in tax court? Constitutional Rights do not apply in an equity court. Contract law supersedes individual and Constitutional Rights. Corporate law is a totally different animal from common law. Ask any corporate attorney. You've inadvertently signed contracts with this bastard entity posing as the 'free' United States of America - when you registered to vote, when you applied for a checking account (at a Federal Reserve corp bank - look at your signature card, it states you will comply with all rulings from the Secretary of the Treasury), when you applied for a social security card.....
Ever look at the trust corporations (such as the RESOLUTION TRUST CORP (RTC) associated with the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.? Trust - a fiduciary relationship in which one party holds legal title to another's property for the benefit of a party who holds equitable title to the property. Who holds the equitable title? Ever notice property deeds state 'tenant' when referring to the supposed owner?
We are ruled by fictitious entities - corporations are fictions. We have been lied to, our entire lives, that we are free. The United States is owned, lock, stock, and barrel, each of us as citizens of the United States is owned. The question to which I want the answer is: Who owns us?
“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages...will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without suspecting that the system is inimical to their best interests.” — Rothschild Brothers of London communiqué to associates in New York June 25, 1863"
Another U.S. Corporation - U.S. Treasury
If you didn't follow our contributed piece last week on how major U.S. government agencies are being set up as corporations, you want to be sure to click over to www.urbansurvival.com/lastweek.htm (the stuff above) and read up. Then, read this from our intrepid researcher:
"I found another one -
This is time-consuming!!!
UNITED STATES TREASURY / U.S. TREASURY, INC. Incorporation Date 02/08/1990 File No. 2221617 For profit General Delaware Corporation."
Yes, we are planning to write a couple of simple emails. Maybe I'm dumb, but why are all the major government agencies set up as corporations??? One email will go to the Secretary of State of Delaware asking how and WHY it is that all these agencies are taking out corporate personas - isn't the beloved Constitution good enough for the dweebs in charge any more? And for the agents (for whom service is permitted) what about a letter asking for a) corporate minutes as a shareholder, and b) a request for notification of the annual shareholders meeting as required by Delaware law?
And something else you might want to get up to speed on if you haven't already.....
Everything you need to know about what a Neo-Conservative is ...and how they will DESTROY America for Republicans and Democrats alike. [Stop the Lie]
Monday, November 29, 2004
The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!
In other words, homeless on the land our forefathers conquered.
FLASHBACK: The United States Is In Deep Doodoo! [WRH]
(Keep in mind, this was published a little over two years ago!)
This brings us to the issue of collateral. We've borrowed so much money the lenders are getting nervous. Back during the Johnson administration Charles DeGaulle demanded the United States collateralize the loans owed to France in gold and started carting out the bullion from the treasury. This caused several other nations to demand the same and President Nixon had to slam the gold window closed or the treasury would have been emptied, since the United States was even then in debt for more money than the treasury could cover in gold.
But Nixon had to collateralize that debt somehow, and he hit upon the plan of quietly setting aside huge tracts of American land with their mineral rights in reserve to cover the outstanding debts. But since the American people were already angered over the war in Vietnam, Nixon couldn't very well admit that he was apportioning off chunks of the United States to the holders of foreign debt. So, Nixon invented the Environmental Protection Agency and passed draconian environmental laws which served to grab land with vast natural resources away from the owners and lock it away, and even more, prove to the holders of the foreign debt that US citizens were not drilling. mining, or otherwise developing those resources. From that day to this, as the government sinks deeper into debt, the government grabs more and more land, declares it a wilderness or "roadless area" or "heritage river" or "wetlands" or any one of over a dozen other such obfuscated labels, but in the end the result is the same. We The People may not use the land, in many cases are not even allowed to enter the land.
This is not about conservation, it is about collateral. YOUR land is being stolen by the government and used to secure loans the government really had no business taking out in the first place. Given that the government cannot get out of debt, and is collateralizing more and more land to avoid foreclosure, the day is not long off when the people of the United States will one day wake up and discover they are no longer citizens, but tenants.
…it should be obvious to the prudent observer that the American taxpayer, even if so inclined, may not be able to cover the losses of their own government, let alone a foreign investor.
As the market starts to stutter, governments (most recently Britain) have moved to dump huge reserves of gold onto the world market to depress gold prices and deter investors from deserting the stock market for gold.
Scheeze, what an embarrassing time to be an American.
Now, in between the football games, let’s get out there and rack up those credit cards!
Stupid is as stupid does.
Saturday, November 27, 2004
why "We the People" must uphold the Constitution of
The United States of America and hold those who violate it accountable.....
0. The invasion of Iraq is illegal within the framework of the laws of the United States Constitution and the United Nations Charter.
1. The invasion of Iraq has been planned for many years by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), an organization founded by a small group of right wing political ideologues and corporate elite dedicated to promoting American global leadership. The PNAC signatories hold the most powerful positions in the current administration and other highly influential political offices. Read their Statement of Principles and note the signatories. Read the PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" for a detail of their military strategy for American global hegemony.
2. Many members of the Bush Administration are convicted criminals. A War Crimes Tribunal held in NYC on August 26, 2004 found many members of the Bush Administration guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and high crimes and misdemeanors for which they are impeachable (audio of Ramsey Clark). The International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan convened in Tokyo, 2003 found the Bush Administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the invasion of Afghanistan. The Brussels Tribunal has conducted "A Hearing on the Project for the New American Century" to discuss the nature of a premeditated, preemptive wars - a "war of aggression" being the highest international crime. In 1992, an International War Crimes Tribunal found the senior officers in the first Bush administration guilty on 19 counts of Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and other criminal acts in Violation of the Charter of the United Nations, International Law, The Constitution of the United States and Laws made in Pursuance thereof, for crimes committed during “Operation Desert Storm”. View a list of our `elected' officials, their appointees, and their criminal offenses.
3. There is no degree of separation between the current administration and those who control the means of production, the means of communication, and the military-industrial complex. Those individuals will benefit unfathomably from this and many future wars already planned by the PNAC. View information on who is making the money from the “War on Terrorism”.
4. “We the People” pay for “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, the staging of “multiple theatre wars”, and the killing of the innocent peoples of foreign lands in the name of Freedom and Democracy, while 'elected' officials pass radical legislation taking away our rights and controlling the flow of information.
From the Editor: Post Election Message
What To Do
Uphold the Constitution and
Hold Those Who Violate It Accountable
Vote to Impeach Bush
Know Your rights
Know What's Going On in the World
Know The Candidates and VOTE 2004
Contact your Congressional Reps
Protest the unjust actions of the Bush Administration
Demand accurate reporting from corporate media outlets
BROADCAST THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE
Congress wants immunity accords for Americans. [SFGate]
If they haven’t done anything wrong there’s nothing to worry about, right?
The Ukrainian media has balls the American media can only dream of. [WRH]
Most Americans, on the other hand, have obviously been castrated.
Dollar decline gathers pace, shaking global markets [Yahoo news]
Gold Breaks To New 16 Year High
Translation: Dollar drops to 16 year low against gold. [WRH]
Prepare yourself, buckle up, and hold on.
It's Over. [Daily Reckoning]
What luck for rulers that men do not think - Adolf Hitler
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Linked from Mathew Gross
America has no better than a 10 percent chance of avoiding economic ``armageddon.''
30 percent chance of a slump soon and a 60 percent chance that ``we'll muddle through for a while and delay the eventual armageddon.''
America's record trade deficit means the dollar will keep falling.
U.S. consumers, who are in debt up to their eyeballs, will get pounded.
America has to import $2.6 billion in cash. Every working day.
Household debt is at record levels.
Americans are already spending a record share of disposable income paying their interest bills.
The dollar is hitting fresh lows against currencies from the yen to the euro.
Parachute failed to open over the weekend, when a meeting of the world's top finance ministers produced no promise of concerted intervention.
A ``spectacular wave of bankruptcies'' is possible.
America is living in a ``debt bubble'' of record proportions.
-Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment banking giant Morgan Stanley [Boston Herald]
Mortgage Lending Down in Third Quarter
Perhaps you have the belief that the housing sector continues a multi-year boom. Prices are continuing to soar, with Las Vegas climbing more than any metro area ever. So I wonder why there hasn't been much talk of a big drop in loans originated in the through the third quarter of 2004 when compared to the same point in the previous year. The top four lenders have seen drops of 42%, 46%, 25% and 38% respectively. [Hot Break]
This is your freedom on paper money.
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Gold past $445 on sharp drop in dollar
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Gold futures closed above $445 an ounce Wednesday, enforcing their position at levels last seen more than 16 years ago as the U.S. dollar lodged a steep decline.
"This is a very fertile environment for gold prices to appreciate," said Person, adding that he continues to believe prices will reach $475 by year's end, 6.7 percent higher than its current level. [CBS]
I was wondering why all the retailers put the Christmas stock out early in November.
Senate OKs $800B Debt Limit Hike [link]
That should get us through to January 20th. No need to raise taxes; We’re inflatable.
The Coming Currency Shock
The reason for the collapse is the huge stock of reserve currency held by foreigners. When other countries conclude that their hoards of dollars represent claims that the US cannot meet, dollar dumping begins. Financing for US debt dries up; interest rates rise; imported goods become unaffordable and living standards fall. [counterpunch]
We have been betrayed by those who were trusted to be bound by oath or affirmation to support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, but not one of those representatives in the State of Utah or the United States of America have lived up to that oath or affirmation, or in any other State have lived up to their solemn promise before God. They won’t even read the Constitution and then live by it. They are bent on finding ways to evade the very plainest of “words and phrases”
“No state shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts” does not mean No state shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts, they say. It means, they say, that no one is bound to uphold the words of the Founding Fathers, because they did not understand what they were saying. They did not know how enlightened their posterity would become, so wise, so honest and so good, they would be able to make counterfeiting into an honorable profession. Hard work is no longer necessary. We can print our way into wealth. We don’t need to use gold and silver coin. It is far too costly to use as money. Look how cheaply and inexpensively we can make “money.” We have learned how to make money out of thin air. We just make a bookkeeping entry here and a bookkeeping entry there and we can create enough wealth to buy the whole world.
If you haven’t got your Thanksgiving turkey yet, you might be too late. All the turkeys have been sent back to Washington along with a bunch of pork, so get your Christman ham early.
Oh, and don’t worry about keeping warm this winter. There will be money to burn in the fireplace.
Have a nice holiday season.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
From What Really Happened.com:
A serious doubt exists as to whether this huge debt and its crushing interest payments ($60,000 per taxpayer since 1960) are really the responsability of the taxpayers. Considering that the law under which this debt was incurred was voted into law before most of us were born, it's clear that the taxpayers have never really had a choice in the matter. Certainly the young people of today, not yet old enough to vote, have had no choice regarding the continuing payment of interest charges for a debt not of their making. To hand such a huge debt to our children and order them to pay it is indentured servitude at best, outright slavery at worst. No valid argument exists as to why children not yet old enough to vote are obliged to pay the debts of reckless government officials who held office before these children were born. The government decides that children shall be slaves to the debt, so slaves they shall be (until some courageous parents decide to put a stop to it). [source]
The national debt is void for lack of consideration by both the lender and the borrower. (Kinda like your mortgage agreement; they, the banks, got the paper money for nothing, and YOU gave it to them) There was nothing at risk on the part of the lender. The interest on the loan can never be repaid because the notes to repay the interest were never created, thus the coming great foreclosure.
You see, it is all a giant hoax perpetrated by force, fraud, and coercion. Are you a willing participant? Your purported elected officials have pledged you land, your property, and your labor as collateral for the usury on these illegal loans. This is treason, punishable by death, and you are a willing participant in this conspiracy every time you sign a loan agreement with criminals in these banking institutions.
The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: "The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States." [apfn]
We have a virtual collapse of constitutional government in the United States of America. A nation in bondage to the issuers of irredeemable paper, false copper-nickel coins and imaginary bank credit. We are living in an illusion of wealth and power, but it is all based on (1) fraud, (2) lies (perjury) (3) deceit, (4) (conspiracy to defraud the United States 18 USC 371, 471, 472, 473), (5) extortionate extensions and collections or credit 18 USC 891, 892, 893, and 894, (6) racketeering 18 USC 1961, 1962 and 1963, and on to 2381 through 2386, rebellion, insurrection, treason, misprision of treason, sedicious conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and the States which are expressly prohibited from making any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts. U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 10.
Comment by Usury, Inc.
Debt is sin because in the long-term it defines those parents who have -- without conscience -- stolen from their children by taking on loans to finance their lusts, instead of the morally and Biblically correct position of parents building up an inheritance to bless their posterity. That the evil debt insanity of America is called “normal” and even “good”, is yet another proof that The Great Falling Away is complete, and Judgment and Wrath are knocking at the door. When compared to Biblical (and logical) principles, more than 99% of what passes for “banking activity” is not only sin, but criminal. And those who partake willingly of this sin (i.e. sign loan papers or offer them to others) are not only making a legal admission that they do not trust God one inch beyond their next dollar, but rather that they, in giving their signature to these loans (including credit cards) are wishing to reap the full consequences of God's Holy Judgment in the coming horrendous financial collapse and chaos. You cannot sign a legal document with sin and reap God's protection! The Creflo Dollar schemes of the world will soon deflate, and be no more.
What are you going to do when the foreigners holding all this debt come to collect? Think about that for a moment.
Martial Law was declared November 14, 1997 in the state of Utah in an effort to deal with the reality of the situation, and remains in effect until the vacancies in the public offices of the United States and the State of Utah are filled as provided by law. But the addiction to paper money continues to run rampant, the denial runs deep, and the great foreclosure is on our doorstep.
Oh, we'll wake up sooner or later; In the midst of economic depression.
What a nightmare!
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Putin Planning Giant Superpower Coalition [link]
Democrats ready to confirm defender of torture as new US Attorney General [link]
Blogger gets night visit from US Secret Service [link]
NDD - Neostupitity Deficit Disorder:
The reason I haven't pulled this blog yet.
Se ya in camp!
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
If a man lies to you once, he'll lie to you a thouand times!
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday that large numbers of Iraqi civilians would not be killed,'.....
'There's nobody who knows how many people are in there,'' he said. [source]
Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here!
Post script links:
‘Scores of civilians’ killed in Falluja
Aljazeera News Station Targeted.....
Leaning over a large satellite image of the city, Hume and the analyst plotted the two-pronged attack for the national television audience. While pointing to a specific location on the map, the retired general described Aljazeera as a "dirty little propaganda machine for the insurgents" and said, "Last time they showed pictures of civilian causalities; that's not going to happen this time." [link]
US Declares War on Hospitals, Ambulances
The Fourth Geneva Convention plainly states, "Civilian hospitals organized to give care to the wounded and sick, the infirm and maternity cases, may in no circumstances be the object of attack, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the Parties to the conflict." [link]
US massacres civilians in Fallujah
Monday, November 08, 2004
The paper dollar continued to seek it real value. Downward, towards no-thing, except for the intrinsic value of the paper and ink it costs to produce.
November 8, 2004 at 11:09 NY Time
Gold - $ 432.30 oz.
Silver - $ 7.48 oz.
One Dollar = 371.25 grains of pure silver
1 ounce sliver = 480 grains
One dollars = 8.22 FRN’s (plus fees and commissions etc.)
But hey, you’ve got a roof over your head, an SUV in the driveway, can still keep up with the usury, there’s beer in the fridge, and the football season is just getting started. All is well in Zion, right?
The Republic failed in 1913, your coins have turned to dross, and our democracy failed on November 2, 2004. Congratulations. You are a slave on the global plantation, and the chains have been cinched a little tighter.
Now that the distractions of the election are behind us, perhaps we can get to work solving the real problem; The Fed - lifeblood to the root of evil. Do you think maybe it’s time to get back to our roots?
Central banking makes possible the expansion of government power in all forms, most particularly the wicked godfather of all government programs: war. Without central banking, it is doubtful that any of the great wars of the 20th century, or the current debacle in Iraq, would have ever taken place, certainly not on the scale we have seen.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.
But don’t worry, you will be screened for mental illness and given the appropriate medication to deal with the comming depression.
Saturday, November 06, 2004
After three days of feeling befuttled, not knowing how to pen my thoughts, John Kaminski hits the nail on the head.
Editors note: I lied; please forgive me for changing my mind. I did actually vote in the election, so now I have a right to complain, right? And my candidates were successful. Nobody won the "unofficial" elections because the whole excercise was a hoax based on force, fraud, and coersion.
Look dear! Don’t the chemtrails look lovely tonight?
By John Kaminski
Oh, the gnashing of teeth, the beating of breasts, the wailings of woe.
Bush and the Republicans stole the election! Big surprise, eh? The neocon Nazis have done nothing but break the law since before they ever took office. You were expecting fair play from them, perchance?
Much as I admire many of my friends who are desperately trying to tell everyone that the exit polls matched the election results in all the states with a paper trail, but didn't in states without one — suspiciously and substantially favoring Bush instead — they all are, to put it politely, whizzing into the wind. Perhaps they hope to find a prosecutor aspiring to career suicide, or maybe a judge who wishes to see his family killed in some kind of odd accident, an inexplicable plane crash, perhaps.
Of course, it is of some substantive concern that the American electoral process has been placed in the hands of partisan corporations, guaranteeing about as much integrity as typical government reports saying antidepressants are good for children, or the feds have no idea who committed the anthrax murders, or corporations should not be held liable for their lethal products because it's bad for business.
Your vote didn't count last time. Why would you expect it would now?
And anyway, here's a more important question.
How, in an election year where the central questions should have been about waging wars based on well-known lies and throwing away the lives of American soldiers chasing phantoms who don't exist — as well as questioning the cynical coverup of the greatest crime in American history, which 3,000 Americans were murdered by these same phantoms .... how could these momentous questions be overshadowed on election day by a relatively irrelevant brouhaha about gay marriage?
In fact, it was because the loyal opposition chose not to mention these issues, but instead participated in the media coverup of these crimes, because in fact there is only one party in this country — the party of the banks. On that level this election was a complete sham. There was no real contest. So why are you so upset about the results of an election in which both candidates were saying the same thing? Hell, it’s only too appropriate the results were manipulated, given the insincere similarity of the candidates.
Evil electronic electioneering and deliberately distracting debates are not the top stories of this election.
When all was said and done, your vote didn't really matter because John Kerry essentially agreed with everything Bush had done during his capital-crime-plagued first term. (Capital crimes, as in treason and mass murder.) Kerry promised to INCREASE the war effort in Iraq. He accepts the reality of the cover story of Arab hijackers. He helped write the Patriot Act. Fifteen years ago, he helped cover up the BCCI scandal, another one of the great robberies in American history.
So why are so many so upset that Republican vote-counting executives stole the election for Bush in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and God knows where else? We know having Kerry, Bush's fraternity brother, in the White House would have made absolutely no difference in terms of government policy.
So why is everyone so upset that Kerry so quickly conceded, getting himself out that contrived dog-and-pony show as fast as possible? Why is anyone upset that Kerry lost? Nothing would have changed!
Why bother working to overturn an election when success would mean installing a candidate who would do nothing different from the man who won? Now that’s what I call a totally futile effort.
No, there is a bigger question than vote fraud, or the manipulation of public opinion by unscrupulous media corporations, or the fact that the two political parties are actually one, and that the loyal opposition seeks only to emulate the party in power rather than oppose it, which means it no longer has a chance of winning anything.
The biggest question of all is about the caliber — and the sanity — of the American people.
The mask is off now.
The lies used to justify the continuing slaughter of innocent people in Iraq fester like an infected scab on the psyche of the American people, who have become so twisted in their pursuit of narcotized tranquility that they are now even cheering the deaths of their own children who come home in boxes we are not allowed to see. How much more insane can it get before blissful blackness will alleviate our misery?
If souls were faces, Americans would gaze into their bathroom mirrors each morning and see their rotting skin covered with oozing sores, putrescent pustules of their suicidal disease caused by their intransigent focus on tormenting trivialities, caused by their willing ignorance of their soldiers — their own children — raping Iraqi children, blowing Iraqi families to bits, then, as their deeds set into their curdled spirits, coming home and hanging themselves in the shattering silence of realizing their own horrified depravity.
Do you have a child in the military?
Chances are fairly good — if he is still alive — he has become a murderer, or a rapist, or that he has become sickened to the point that his life is ruined, which means that your life is ruined, if you have any feelings at all.
This is America 2004. A willing blindness drapes the land like a shroud, where old men beat their war drums and young men say, “hey, this is really cool!” in the millisecond before they lose a limb to a land mine, or frag an unknown family into bleeding bits of twitching protoplasm.
Americans have not only lost their souls into insane religious practices, they’ve lost their brains as well. What other country on Earth can’t even keep track of its own voting process, that offers two candidates who are handpicked androids of the power elite, who both cheerily endorse senseless killing of people already oppressed by enemies invented by the very people who fight them?
I ask again: Do you have a child in the military?
Because if you don’t, you will soon. What will you do when your child is drafted into the military and sent to Iraq to kill innocent people for reasons that you know in your heart are lies?
Will you wave your flag, like most Americans do, just as you have dutifully cast your vote?
The election is over. It didn’t matter who won. What matters is that America has lost, and Americans eagerly helped her lose, just as Americans eagerly kill people all over the world for reasons that they know are lies. Since both candidates were pursuing the same policies in regard to making unjust war, in this election, Americans voted overwhelmingly — almost 100 percent — to kill their own children for reasons that they know are lies. And kill anyone else within convenient shooting distance.
Long live the empire. Let the killing continue.
Stop whining about the vote. You got exactly what you deserved. A homicidal liar with the weaponry — and the willingness — to kill everyone on the planet.
This is the new American dream, and it’s your worst nightmare.
You have only yourself to thank for not paying attention. Have a nice day.
John Kaminski’s essays have appeared on hundreds of websites around the world and have been collected into two anthologies. The latest, titled “The Perfect Enemy,” is available at http://www.johnkaminski.com/
Monday, November 01, 2004
Dan Norcini - Friday, October 29, 2004, 11:09:00 PM EST
As if the dollar hadn’t enough sand kicked in its face this week, out comes this story about the Russian ruble and - NO - it is not a James Bond fictional story but the grim reality of our modern world.
Does it seem all that long ago when the ruble was collapsing against the dollar and Russian citizens were desperately attempting to convert their rubles into dollars?
Now it seems as if those same dollars are being discarded in favor of the ruble as the dollar takes on "junk" status among Russian citizens. So intense has the selling pressure been against the dollar vis-a-vis the ruble, that Russian finance authorities have been actively intervening in foreign exchange markets in an attempt to slow the dollar's fall.
It is the same old story that the Japanese have been playing - keep one's currency from rising so as to remain export competitive. The problem is that there are so many offers to sell dollars that Central Bankers have been forced to eat powerbars and sleep on cots in their offices. As soon as they close their eyes or pause to unwrap their power bar, the dollar is hit from all sides with offers.
Do you understand the significance of what is taking place here and see the irony in it? We are witnessing a replay of the strategy that former President Reagan and Fed Chairman Volcker used late in 1979 and in the early 1980's to bring down the former Soviet Union. Only this time it's in reverse.
Militarily back then the Soviet Union was a formidable foe with an impressive arsenal. Its Achilles heel, however, was its economy which was completely dependent on rising commodity prices such as oil, gold, platinum, palladium, etc. to attract foreign capital. Booming commodity prices allowed the Soviet Union the luxury of funding its military sector and made it possible for the inefficiencies of communism to somehow be ignored. The Soviet Union, howeve, was deeply in debt and thus in a vulnerable position with its economy susceptible to falling commodity prices.
By systematically raising short term interest rates and forcing the U.S. economy into a slowdown, Volcker managed to bring down the price of commodities across the board starving the Soviet Union of much needed revenue. The result was that they were forced to the peace table and the rest is history.
Fast foward now some 25 years or so into the present time. Today it is the U.S. that has the unenviable position of being the chief "beggar" nation among the industrialized powers. We have no savings pool and are hopelessly addicted to foreign inflows of capital. Rising commodity prices have fattened Russia's reserve position as they reap the benefits of rising oil prices and now it is their currency which is in demand while the dollar is being spurned.
Put yourself in the shoes of foreign governments that view the U.S. as a rival. How do you go about confronting a rival which has the most powerful military the world has ever witnessed? You obviously do not confront it on the battlefield as that would be far too costly and the chances are you would go down to an ignominious defeat. So what weapon can you use?
Enter the dollar into the equation. The dollar is the key in this new and sinister battle which is being waged at a global level. Without the dollar holding the world's reserve currency status, the U.S. would end up on the scrapheap like any nation that has followed the same deliberate debasement of its currency.
Look at what has happened to other nations in history that have gone the route that Greenspan and Bernanke are taking us. Without the artificial demand created for dollars by its role as the world's reserve currency, our modern day alchemists at the Fed would have obliterated any value that the dollar once held long ago and unleashed a torrent of inflation upon us. What would happen to the value of the dollar should it lose its role as the world's reserve currency? For a clue, simply look down for that is the direction the dollar will head.
Those from the East and Middle East realize that the method for challenging U.S. hegemony is to attack the dollar. That is the rationale behind the development of the gold dinar which by the way has its origins in Iran, not Malaysia. Consider if you will that Russia under Putin has close ties with Iran and you will see a definite plan emerging here. It is also no coincidence that the feared Russian SS-N-22 Sunburn anti-ship missile has supposedly found its way to Iran.
Jim will have more to say on this upon his return but suffice it to say for now there is a serious effort to undermine the dollar as a method of challenging U.S. supremacy in the world.
What is so tragic is that neither of the candidates running for the Presidency apparently has the slightest clue what is going on here. I think it is safe to say that many seem to think that it is some sort of God given American right to have the dollar as the world's reserve currency. Why? Someone might ask the Brits about the pound Sterling which lost its role as the reserve currency in favor of the dollar.
The sad truth is that U.S. financial authorities have abused the trust committed to them by the public and have presided over the deliberate and systematic debasement of the dollar. As usual, it will be ordinary citizens who will have to bear the brunt of the lunacy of bureaucrats and career politicians.
Still thinking about hanging on to your paper money, your 401K, your mortgage? How about a nice game of poker? I'd be the dealer, but it would be a waste of valuable time. ;-)
From the Outside Looking In