Continuity Of Government Commission

It is amazing that so many citizens are eager to espouse the virtues of democracy. Multitudes of Americans love their government, no matter what it does or where it goes – the State is their mistress.
Trusting in the institutions of the federal government is an article of faith; democracy protects the public, voting selects the representatives. Are you a ‘true believer’ in the system that serves the populace? Or are you one of those awful cynics that knocks the good intentions of the inner circle that brings freedom and justice to the little folks? Surely, you count yourself among the chorus of the cheering crowd!
Now you have your fondest dream – coming soon – to safeguard the protector of the people. Its focus is on preserving Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court and comes from ‘The Continuity of Government Commission.’
The commission is an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Brookings Institution project headquartered at AEI. It is funded by the Carnegie, Hewlett, Packard, and MacArthur foundations. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford are the honorary co-chairs of the commission, and Lloyd Cutler and Alan Simpson are the chairmen. The commission includes members who have served in government at the highest levels.
Their first report is now available. Here are some of their proposals:
Rep. Brian Baird H. J. Res 67 – a constitutional amendment to give governors the power to make temporary appointments to the House of Representatives if more than 25% of the members have been killed or incapacitated.

This post was published at Alt-Market on 05 January 2015.

UK Teachers to Tattle on Toddlers at Risk for Becoming Terrorists

Just three years ago, we found out that children in Britain as young as three could be ‘blacklisted’ – labeled ‘racist’ on their permanent file for such evil thought crimes as calling a fellow classmate a ‘broccoli head.’
When my brother was six and I was 12, he called me a ‘carnival head.’ I always thought it was because he was being a six-year-old little brother. I never knew until today that it was because he was totally racist… You know, against… uh… theme parks??
But I digress…
Now according to a new government directive from UK’s Home Office, teachers including nursery school staff have been handed a serious ‘duty’ to ‘prevent people being drawn into terrorism.’

This will include making sure school staff are trained to watch their students closely in order to ‘identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups,’ The Telegraph reported yesterday. Did I mention this includes nursery schools? I did?

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on Jan 5, 2015.

Police use battering ram, tasers during raid on ‘young looking people with beer’

DAMASCUS, MD – Police performed a violent raid on a birthday party based on a suspicion of ‘young looking people with beer,’ then dubiously confiscated guests’ cell phones when they were used to record the police.
The incident occurred on January 4th, 2014, at the home of George and Cathy Magas. The couple’s son, Nicholas, was turning twenty-one years old, and he was allowed to invite a number of his friends to the home for a party. Both his parents were present.
During the party, the crowd opted to order pizza. Things went downhill when the delivery driver took it upon himself to pass a tip about the party to a friend – Officer Finch of the Montgomery County Police Department.
‘Hey man not sure if you’re working but if you’re not busy there I just delivered a pizza to a party at 9*** Damascus rd and saw some young looking people with beer,’ the pizza-delivering snitch wrote in a text message.
Officer Finch then relayed the information to members of the county’s ‘Alcohol Initiatives Section’ to investigate. Subsequently, MCPD Officer Jeremy Smalley and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy John Durham arrived together to scope out the party.
Having no other information besides the text message tip, the two beverage cops drove past the residence and ‘observed numerous vehicles’ and could ‘hear the sounds of a party,’ according to charging documents. They claimed to witness some males urinate behind a detached garage. Having no evidence to stand on, the officers assumed that the party contained underage drinking and called for reinforcements.

This post was published at Police State USA on January 4, 2015.

The New Great Game Round-Up: January 5, 2015

Putin’s Chechen “Volunteers” Ready to Defend Russia, Georgia Spares No Effort to Put “Enemy” Saakashvili Behind Bars & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U. S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.
After 13 years of death and destruction, the United States and NATO “formally” ended their war in Afghanistan last weekend with a symbolic ceremony in Kabul. U. S. President Barack Obama used the opportunity to blow his own trumpet and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized that the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has carried out its mandate “at great cost but with great success.” ISAF’s mandate was indeed carried out at great cost but the U. S. and its allies failed to achieve any of their claimed long term objectives and the Taliban lost no time in reminding Obama, Stoltenberg & Co. of their defeat in the longest war in American history. Contrary to what Western politicians and media have been saying in recent days, the war will go on with no significant changes on the ground. As previously discussed, about 13,000 troops and thousands of contractors will stay in Afghanistan and the troops will have a direct combat role because the Afghan security forces are not up to the task despite years of “successful” training by NATO. At the beginning of this week, ISAF spokesperson Chris Belcher stressed that the Afghan forces are prepared to take the lead in providing security but it did not take long before his words were proven wrong:

This post was published at Boiling Frogs Post on January 5, 2015.

How Vladimir Putin Upset NATO’s Strategy

At the annual summit on security organized by the Bertelsmann Foundation and NATO in Munich in 2007, President Vladimir Putin had stressed that the interest of Western Europeans was not only overseas but also and especially with Russia. Since then, he has continued to try to build economic relations, including the construction of the North Stream pipeline under the leadership of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrder. For its part, the United States has done everything to prevent this rapprochement, including the organization of the Kiev coup and the South Stream pipeline sabotage.
According to the Atlanticist press, Russia would have been severely impacted by the unilateral ‘sanctions’ – in reality acts of economic war – imposed on the occasion of the annexation of Crimea to the Federation or of the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing and by lower oil prices. The ruble has lost 40% of its value, wasted investments in the South Stream gas pipeline cost $ 4.5 billion and the food embargo has cost $ 8.7 billion. The Atlanticist media assures us that Russia is now definitely ruined and isolated politically.
The Atlanticist press however is at an impasse concerning the consequences of this economic war in the European Union. Besides the ban on food exports which is likely to destroy whole sections of its agriculture, the renunciation of South Stream will weigh very seriously on the future of the Union by increasing the price of energy.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on January 5, 2015.

The ‘Non-GMO Project’ seal: deceptive advertising?

In this article, I raise important questions about the Non-GMO Project and its famous butterfly seal of approval on food products.
The Non-GMO Project is, by far, the largest testing program of its kind in North America. For example, Whole Foods has submitted thousands of its products for verification, so their stores can display the Project seals.
What does the seal actually say?
The butterfly seal literally reads: ‘NON-GMO Project VERIFIED.’
I haven’t changed the capital letters or the lower-case letters. So I’ll ask: which words do your eyes go to? The words in all-caps?
Read only the words in all-caps. What do you get? ‘NON-GMO VERIFIED.’
That suggests the product in question contains no GMOs, doesn’t it?
But this is not the case, as I’ll show in a minute.
The seal’s message is actually: ‘The Non-GMO Project is verifying…something. What is that something?
The Project is verifying that its standard has been met – and, as it turns out, that standard is not ‘non-GMO product’ or ‘GMO-free.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 5, 2014.

Did The United Arab Emirates Just Declare War On Greece?

Just over 4 months ago, the US was furious as the “mysterious” bloc launching bombing raids on Libya was identified as consisting of Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt. This weekend saw another “mysterious” bombing raid, but as AP reports, this time it was not on Libya directly but on a Greek-owned tanker ship at the eastern Libyan port of Darna (killing 2 sailors). The Greeks have strongly condemned this “unprovoked and cowardly” act and are taking all necessary steps to identify and punish the perpetrators.
In August, the “mysterious” Libyan bombers were identified…
That party, or rather, parties has been revealed as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, which as the NYT reports, “have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/05/2015.

Thousands Of NYC Cops Turn Back On de Blasio Again: “Mayor Has No Respect For Us. Why Should We Respect Him?”

When thousands of cops showed up yesterday to pay their respects to their slain colleague Wenjian Liu who was murdered in cold blood two weekends ago, perhaps the only question on everyone’s mind was whether the local police would – once again – turn their back on NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, who as we reported previously, the NYPD is engaged in a cold war with, with arrests and citations plummeting in recent weeks as a result of what has become a police boycott of city hall.
The answer: a resounding yes, and as the AP reports, “thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/05/2015.

Running Out of Bricks

A Warning Sign for the UK Housing Market The UK real estate boom has largely recovered from the brief hick-up in 2008-2009, whereby the biggest price increases were as usual seen in London and the counties in London’s immediate neighborhood. As a result, prices have not yet returned to their former peaks country-wide, but in London new record highs have been set.
Currently there is evidently a building boom underway, and builders and real estate investors just received a warning signal (it is an early warning, but a warning nevertheless). One of our readers pointed out to us that recent press reports suggest that there is currently a shortage of bricks and other building materials in the UK:
‘Brick stocks in the UK have reached the lowest level on record as merger mania grips the sector. Stockpiles of the vital building blocks dipped to 323m at the end of October, down almost a third from 500m in 2012, after stocks of more than 1bn were recorded in 2009, according to monthly reports from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and the Office for National Statistics.

This post was published at Acting-Man on January 5, 2015.

Oil Tycoon Says Price Will Rise In 2015: ‘Could Shoot Right Back To $100 Per Barrel’

Oil may be at $50 a barrel today, but don’t expect that to last.
According to industry insider and long-time investor Henry Aldorf, one small hiccup on the geo-political scene could send the price right back to where it was before, if not higher. With Vladimir Putin now appearing to be trapped as his economy and currency collapse, Aldorf says we really can’t predict what he may do. Moreover, the global surplus in oil is just a million or two barrels out of a total of about 90 million barrels consumed daily. With many companies now being forced to close their operations because of costs and even some of the world’s larger producers looking at pausing projects, a supply crunch may be on the horizon in the very near future.
The fall out, of course, will be higher prices for everyone.
You never know what he’s going to do or how he’s going to react… If Putin does something in the middle east or does something in Libya that oil price could shoot right back to $100. Because that oversupply is not that thick.

I think oil is going to be up [in 2015] because I think these low oil prices will have worked through the system. It means some of the shale producers in the U. S. will not produce… the very high cost ones will be lobbed off. I think demand is going to go up next year.

This post was published at shtfplan on January 4th, 2015.

70-Year-Old Hedge Fund Founder Shot Dead By His Son

We thought yesterday’s absurd story of former hedge fund manager James Crombie, founder of Paron Capital Management, who was arrested after found squatting in a million dollar Maryland house, would be as strange as it gets for hedge fund news this weekend. We were wrong: moments ago the WSJ reported that Thomas Gilbert, founder of the $200 million Wainscott hedge fund, whose success Gilbert said previously had come from investing in biotech funds, was found dead with a single bullet to the head in his Manhattan apartment this afternoon, allegedly shot by none other than his 30-year-old son.

From the WSJ:
Thomas Gilbert, 70 years old, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was fatally shot around 3:30 p.m. by a 30-year-old man believed to be his son, the official said. The alleged shooter’s mother called 911 shortly after she found Mr. Gilbert in the bedroom with a handgun nearby, the official said. Mr. Gilbert was declared dead inside the Turtle Bay apartment, the official said.
Mr. Gilbert and his son – whose name police didn’t release – were believed to be discussing differences in their relationship before the shooting, but no motive had been determined Sunday evening, the official said. Police said Sunday evening no one had been arrested.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/04/2015.

2017 – 72 Year Market for the end of World War II – Here We Go Again?

The Japanese Emperor Akihito 81 years-old released his ‘New Year Thoughts’, which reflect his concerns about the current situation and the rising tension with the cycle of war.
‘I think it is most important for us to take this opportunity to study and learn from the history of this war, starting with the Manchurian Incident of 1931, as we consider the future direction of our country.’

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on January 4, 2015.

ISIS Is Hiring

Having previously searched for doctors, lawyers, and engineers; The Islamic State is now building out its workforce…

#ISIS Jobs openings:
– Munshid
– Hackers
– Programmers
– 3DMax artists
– Audio engineers
– Media tweeps
#Syria #Iraq
Zero Hedge

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/04/2015.

Deprogramming the human mind

In the late 1980s, hypnotherapist Jack True and I began a research project we loosely called The Underground.
From his side, he came from his experience with patients; from mine, I came from explorations of early Tibetan practices involving imagination exercises.
I kept extensive notes over the years we worked together. Here are several of those notes.
‘Once you get rid of the fatuous notion that the mind is the brain, you see mind as a series of spaces in which the individual thinks, ponders, remembers, plans, analyzes, solves, much as an explorer investigates various lands. In this effort, he encounters various programs, which are fixed ways of perceiving and thinking. These programs are ‘the reliables’, and they are usually wrong about everything. They are certainly limited.’
‘Programs function like algorithms geared to come up with an ‘average’ answer. An acceptable answer. But they extend far beyond the subjects we are used to contemplating. For example, they reject the possibility that there is space, time, and energy other than those we encounter every day. These programs prevent seeing spaces, times, and energies that don’t belong to this universe or level of existence.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 4, 2014.

Happy New Year?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
It’s incredible to me that 60% of this country thought extreme torture methodologies were okay if they were used to extract information. It reminds me of Nazi Germany. The ‘war on terror’ has got to be the biggest con job in the history of mankind. The truth is, the U. S. Government is the biggest terrorist in the world. But hey man, honor the troops and don’t question why they are stationed in countries all over the world killing and maiming entire populations. If it’s on CNN or Fox News it must be legit.
How about the fact that Obama sanctioned North Korea AFTER it was revealed that Sony was hacked by a former disgruntled employee. AND NO ONE IN THIS COUNTRY QUESTIONED the sanctions. In this era, you’re a racist if you disagree with a black man.
I hope everyone had a good time over the holidays because I have a feeling that 2015 is going to be very difficult, especially for the majority of Americans who are either in denial of the truth or in complete ignorance of truth. ‘Hey man, keep hope alive! And pass that bong while you’re at it.’
The U. S. Government has embarked on a propaganda campaign for the ages. In fact, I heard Obama is going to call a press conference when he gets back from Hawaii and blame the Washington Redskin’s 4-12 season and last place division finish on Putin. Put it on CNN and the masses will nod in agreement and further fear that evil-doer Putin…

This post was published at Investment Research Dynamics on January 4, 2015.

1 In 2 Children Will Have Autism by 2025, Warns Senior MIT Scientist

By: Dave Mihalovic who writes for Prevent Disease where this article first appeared.
The overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food is causing glyphosate toxicity and it is now being considered as the single most important factor in development of autism and other chronic disease. At a recent panel discussion about GMOs, a senior scientist has stated that one in two children will be autistic by 2025.
Glyphosate does induce disease and is a ‘textbook example of exogenous semiotic entropy.’ Glyphosate inhibits detoxification of xenobiotics and interferes with cytochrome P450 enzymes, which enhances the damaging effects of other chemical residues and toxins, and very slowly damages cellular systems in the body through inflammation. Residues of glyphosate are found in sugar, corn, soy, and wheat, some of the main components of the Western diet.
Autism is now a disorder that is officially being linked to several causes involving synergistic toxicity specifically between vaccines, our food, the environment and some degree of genetic susceptibility.
Common psyche drugs and vaccines require the Cytochrome P450 gene 2D6 in order to be metabolized. 2D6 refers to the most major metabolic liver enzyme. On the same gene, Cytochrome P450, is the Glutathione pathway implicated in Autism and vaccine injury.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 4th, 2015.

Please Help

The ideological movement that calls itself neoconservative is small, potent, and extremely dangerous. Oh, and its members don’t like, either.
Founded by followers of Leon Trotsky, they liked Lenin but not Stalin, who killed Trotsky. These left-wing intellectuals now run the conservative movement and the Republican party. How the heck did that happen?
They applied the tactics they learned from Bolshevism to become first, left-liberals, and then, new conservatives. In every mask, they have been very successful, but while there are important neo-liberals (Democratic neocons), they have had the most effect in the GOP.
From the days of Reagan, especially, and their almost total victory under Bush II, the neocons have exerted immense influence not only in politics, but in academia and the media.
Their policies are no longer openly socialist; indeed, they promote a government-controlled capitalism, instead. But their belief in global empire, perpetual war, the police state, central banking, total surveillance, and an omnipotent executive has never changed. Now, however, thanks to them, that’s called Republican conservatism.
Perhaps the first neocon was Leo Strauss, an admirer of the totalitarian Plato, and who advocated rule by intellectuals who, from behind the scenes, would put neocon ideas into practice not only through machinations and the ‘Noble Lie’ (needed to fool the peons into obedience), and through connections to the state’s intelligence organs. The neocons have always been very, very close to the CIA.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on January 3, 2015.

Washington’s Quiet Proxy War Against Vietnam

First appeared on NEO: New Eastern Outlook
Washington’s meddling across Asia has grabbed headlines recently in Hong Kong where US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded opposition leaders attempted to trigger a ‘color revolution’ targeting the government of Beijing and Hong Kong’s local administrators. Its spectacular failure was owed to the almost immediate exposure of the protesters as foreign-backed proxies serving foreign interests.
Additionally, political chaos has plagued Thailand amid a half-year struggle to oust Wall Street-Washington-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his subversive, well-funded proxy political front and various faux-rights advocates all extensively funded by Washington. Malaysia has likewise fought carbon-copies of US-backed opposition fronts in Hong Kong and Thailand, with its own battle against ‘Berish’ led by Wall Street and Washington’s Anwar Ibrahim.
Popular support, despite reports by the Western media, in each respective country, has been exposed as extremely small. In Thailand, for instance, even at the height of Shinawatra’s bid to seize back power in 2010, his ‘red shirt’ movement represented a paltry 7% of Thailand’s 70 million citizens – a minority that has only shrunk since then.
In Myanmar, US-British creation, Aung San Suu Kyi has also expended her credibility and illusion of popular support. Her bid to work her way into Myanmar’s political order has left even her own supporters disillusioned – not mentioning her support of Myanmar’s brutal and infinitely racist, ‘saffron monks’ who regularly lead machete wielding mobs amid riots of mass murder against Rohingya refugees.
However, US meddling is not limited to these countries. Indeed, the familiar template of ‘pro-democracy’ fronts backed by NED and the Western media can be seen manifesting itself, if to a lesser degree, across the under-reported political landscape of Vietnam.
In a rare episode, US meddling has broken the surface recently with complaints across NED’s network of faux human rights advocates and the Western media over the arrest of Nguyen Dinh Ngoc, described by the Associated Press in their article, ‘Nguyen Dinh Ngoc, Blogger, Detained In Vietnam,’ only as a ‘blogger.’ AP would report:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 4th, 2015.