Shoe Company Accuses Obama Of Bribing It To Join TPP Trade Deal

Another Obama corporatocracy conspiracy theory becomes fact as The Boston Globe reports shoemaker ‘New Balance’ is renewing its opposition to the far-reaching Pacific Rim trade deal, saying the Obama administration reneged on a promise to give the sneaker maker a fair shot at military business if it stopped bad-mouthing the agreement. “We swallowed the poison pill that is TPP so we could have a chance to bid on these contracts,” rages a New Balance spokesman, “[but] the chances of the Department of Defense buying shoes that are made in the USA are slim to none while Obama is president.”
Since the so-called free-trade-agreement known as Trans-Pacific-Partnership was signed last October, details of the actual ‘agreement’ have been few and far between and critics around the world have also lambasted the deal for being negotiated in secret and being biased towards corporations, criticisms that are likely to be amplified when the national legislatures seek to ratify the TPP in the months to come. This will likely now be even more pronounced as companies com forward to highlight the bribery and manipulation involved… As The Boston Globe details,
After several years of resistance to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact aimed at making it easier to conduct trade among the United States and 11 other countries, the Boston company had gone quiet last year. New Balance officials say one big reason is that they were told the Department of Defense would give them serious consideration for a contract to outfit recruits with athletic shoes.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/13/2016.

Don’t Be Duped!

Dear CIGAs,
Last week’s message to you regarding the ‘Panama Papers’ release suggested…..’don’t be duped’. What impressed me immediately as very strange was;…there were no Americans or Europeans on the list of tax cheats, etc., with the exception of David Cameron’s father and two or three Members of Parliament. The skunk smelt then and still smells now. Why were mostly only names from the ‘East’ mentioned and nearly none from the West?
Since that release;…the New York Times posted an opinion piece suggesting it was Putin himself who released the information. Laughable? No, not even a good joke, or at the very least a good argument! Today, we received the very same sentiments from a famed Swiss bank whistle blower;
‘Swiss Bank Whistleblower Claims Panama Papers Was A CIA Operation..’
My perception of who, what, why, where and when continues;.. I believe even more so, the Panama Papers were and are;… an effort to discredit the ‘TRUTH BOMB’, financial fraud, election fraud, a bankrupt financial system, false flags (even 9/11). A blockbuster event in my opinion will be dropped from Mr. Putin and China;… now that China has invoked their joint war doctrine. Time will tell as to what the real story is, however the Panama Papers event is not the topic I want to warn you of, ‘Don’t be Duped’ is the HOT BUTTON OF MISDIRECTION, a typical intel operation.

This post was published at JSMineSet on April 13th, 2016.

‘The System Is Rigged, It’s Crooked’: They Are Letting Us Know Our Vote Doesn’t Count

Editor’s Comment: It’s all rigged, they control the party and select the candidate, and voting is little more than a charade. Only now, it isn’t just outside dissenters crying foul at the corrupt and undemocratic voting process – it is being openly admitted.
The two-party dictatorship has faced challenges by Trump and Bernie with grassroots supporters, and they are letting everyone know who holds the control over the White House – and all other elections for office by extension.
Your sense that the game is rigged and choices offered only to give you motivation and direction has been validated, and rubbed in your face. Look any casino, the House always wins, but the game is enticing enough to keep them all coming back to open up their wallets.
2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged
Op-Ed by Nick Bernabe
‘Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U. S. senators and congress members.’ – Former President Jimmy Carter
The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U. S. election – and even more so, the presidential race – is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.
Events from the last week have exposed the system as an illusion of choice and a farce. They have reinforced at least one study showing the U. S. is an oligarchy rather than a democratic republic.
The Wyoming democratic caucus took place on Saturday, purportedly to allow voters to have their voices heard in the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders lost the Wyoming caucus by winning it with a 12 percent margin.

This post was published at shtfplan on April 13th, 2016.

The Goldman Sachs Settlement Is an Abomination and Insult to All American Citizens

The increased use of eminent domain to transfer property to powerful political interests, the ramifications of the wars on terrorism and drugs, and the violation of the property rights of bondholders in the auto-bailout case have weakened the tradition of strong adherence to the rule of law in United States. We believe these factors have contributed to the sharp decline in the rating for the legal-system area.
To a large degree, the United States has experienced a significant move away from rule of law and toward a highly regulated, politicized, and heavily policed state.
– From the 2014 post: New Report – The United States’ Sharp Drop in Economic Freedom Since 2000 Driven by ‘Decline in Rule of Law’
The American public should be out in the streets by the hundreds of thousands demanding the resignation of President Barack Obama in response to the total sham settlement just announced by the U. S. government with Goldman Sachs. This farce should be seen for what it really is; a gigantic establishment middle finger waving contemptuously in the face of the reliably neutered and long-suffering American public.
A criminal financial organization that engaged in billions upon billions in fraud against the ‘muppet’ public is once again getting off with barely a slap on the wrist and nobody’s going to do a thing about it. As I’ve said for years and years, until the public says enough is enough nothing is going to change. I suppose that’s simply not going to happen until the next economic downturn, which could emerge in earnest any day now.
David Dayan knows as much about this issue as anyone, and he just penned a scathing assessment of this perversion of justice at the New Republic. Here are a few excerpts from his piece, Why the Goldman Sachs Settlement Is a $5 Billion Sham:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 13, 2016.


‘Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U. S. senators and congress members.’ – Former President Jimmy Carter
Denver, CO – The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U. S. election – and even more so, the presidential race – is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.
Events from the last week have exposed the system as an illusion of choice and a farce. They have reinforced at least one study showing the U. S. is an oligarchy rather than a democratic republic.
The Wyoming democratic caucus took place on Saturday, purportedly to allow voters to have their voices heard in the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders lost the Wyoming caucus by winning it with a 12 percent margin.
Wait, what?

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on APRIL 13, 2016.

Swiss Bank Whistleblower Claims Panama Papers Was a CIA Operation

Bradley Birkenfeld is the most significant financial whistleblower of all time, so you might think he’d be cheering on the disclosures in the new Panama Papers leaks. But today, Birkenfeld is raising questions about the source of the information that is shaking political regimes around the world.
‘The CIA I’m sure is behind this, in my opinion,’ Birkenfeld said.
– From the CNBC article: Swiss Banker Whistleblower: CIA Behind Panama Papers
Last Friday, I published a post titled, Was the Panama Papers ‘Leak’ a Russian Intelligence Operation? Here’s some of what I wrote:
Initially, this seemed to be a theory worth exploring, but in the following days I’ve come to a far different conclusion. The primary divergence between what I currently believe and what Mr. Murray proposed is that I do not think the leaker was a genuine whistleblower motived by the public interest. I think the leaker was working on behalf of a sophisticated intelligence agency.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 12, 2016.

Keiser Report: Pork Barrel Politics (E900)

The following video was published by RT on Apr 12, 2016
In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the latest in the ongoing fallout in the UK from the #PanamaPapers revelations regarding the Prime Minister’s participation in his father’s offshore fund. They discuss the conspiracy theories that thrived in the absence of government transparency and mainstream media fail. They also cover the story from Scotland where thousands of students are without a school due to the shoddy construction by Private Finance Initiatives. In the second half Max interviews Alex Cobham of about the #PanamaPapers, the ongoing fallout but also the role that offshore provides in protecting whistleblowers themselves – like WikiLeaks.

A Mafia Don with a Pompadour — F. William Engdahl

Every four years Americans get to vote for a President. The last President who might have made a positive difference to the country and the world was John F. Kennedy. Just before his assassination, JFK was moving to disengage from Vietnam. He was in a back-channel dialogue with Soviet head Nikita Khrushchev to insure a repeat of the 1962 Cuba Missile Crisis, a near-nuclear war by miscalculation, would never happen (bad for U.S. military-industrial complex and the Rockefellers among others). In short, he was starting to deviate from The Program.
JFK as we all know was assassinated on November 22, 1963 at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. His assassins included networks of Allen Dulles’ CIA, including a then-young CIA agent named G.H.W. Bush; elements of the Mafia around New Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello; elements of the Dallas Police; mafia-CIA-linked gangster night club owner, Jack Ruby; Texan political boss, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; networks of the Pentagon. The only one who was innocent was the one Ruby rubbed out to silence him: Lee Harvey Oswald.
That was fifty three years ago. I was in Dallas the day Kennedy was shot. The TV scenes are burned in my memory as national trauma like with most Americans back then.
Since then the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave, has gradually become a nation of confused, angry, lost souls who no longer know why we should exist as a nation. We’ve lost sight of what happened to our moral purpose so beautifully described in the documents of our founding fathers at the end of the 18th Century. All we do with our rage, frustration and growing feeling of impotence as a people is to project that rage on the world in the form of making wars, wars, wars everywhere – Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, wars on our border to Mexico, wars in our cities, and on and on. We don’t even bother to know for what moral purpose the war anymore. We long ago dispensed with the moral open protests that were so prevalent during the 1960′s and 1970′s during the Vietnam War.

This post was published at New Eastern Outlook

Wearing An ‘Anonymous’ Mask In America Can Get You Arrested

A man in an Anonymous mask, who was sitting peacefully, was harangued by police and arrested. All caught on camera, bystanders recorded the event while a multitude of witnesses yelled out that he did nothing wrong or illegal. The incident took place in the House Gallery, during the Maricopa County hearing over the suspected election fraud.
Two officers attended the arrest of the man. Although the man in question didn’t have his face concealed by the mask – the mask had been resting on the top of his head – the first arresting officer approached from behind and kicked at him lightly until he left his chair.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/11/2016.

28 Blank Pages: Washington’s Cover-Up Of The Saudi Role In The 9/11 Terrorist Attack Continues

In light of today’s 60 Minutes segment, according to which classified “28 pages” may shed light on Saudi ties to terrorism, here is a an article which was originally posted in the December 2015 edition of Future of Freedom. More to follow tomorrow.
28 Blank Pages: Washington’s Cover-Up Of The Saudi Role In The 9/11 Terrorist Attack Continues
Do Americans have the right to learn whether a foreign government helped finance the 9/11 attacks? A growing number of congressmen and senators are demanding that a 28-page portion of a 2002 congressional report finally be declassified. The Obama administration appears to be resisting, and the stakes are huge. What is contained in those pages could radically change Americans’ perspective on the war on terror.
The congressional Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, completed its investigation in December 2002. But the Bush administration stonewalled the release of the 838-page report until mid 2003 – after its invasion of Iraq was a fait accompli – and totally suppressed a key portion. Former U. S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) chairman of the investigation, declared that ‘there is compelling evidence in the 28 pages that one or more foreign governments was involved in assisting some of the hijackers in their preparation for 9/11.’ Graham later indicated that the Saudis were the guilty party. But disclosing Saudi links to 9/11 could have undermined efforts by some Bush administration officials to tie Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 attacks.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/10/2016 –.

In A Word, ‘Duh’

If you wonder why I have pretty-much given up on America and “the world” at large, this would be a big part of the reason. It is acts like this, which are peddled as “science” but are nothing but outrageous frauds that rob, maim and even kill people, yet go unpunished, that make quite clear that there is no such thing as “The Rule of Law.”
Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a ‘poison’ culpable for America’s obesity epidemic.
A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia. Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him. Surely, the man said, you’ve read Yudkin. Lustig shook his head. John Yudkin, said the scientist, was a British professor of nutrition who had sounded the alarm on sugar back in 1972, in a book called Pure, White, and Deadly.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2016-04-08.

The Real Untouchables

Jacob Hornberger has written an engaging ebook – The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State – that exposes a government not found in the Constitution. Hornberger refers to it as a ‘fourth branch of government having unbelievable powers of invasion, assassination, torture, and fomenting coups and regime-change operations.’ But since, as he says, it is untouchable by the three constitutional branches, I think it is more accurate to regard it as an autonomous government acting in the name of the one created by the Constitution.
It’s a government not affected by voting, budget debate, or popular opinion.
It is an Orwellian creature, consisting of the military-industrial establishment and the vast CIA-led intelligence network, justifying its actions on the basis of ‘national security.’ Since it needs vast amounts of funding independent of the legislative process, I would include the Fed in this mix, too.
‘National security’ trumps everything. As Hornberger points out, the protections detailed in the Constitution – ‘Due process of law, right to counsel, grand-jury indictments, trial by jury, search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishments, bail, speedy trial’ – are subordinate to ‘national security,’ which is never really defined. In practice, ‘national security’ is anything that keeps the national security establishment whole.

This post was published at GoldSeek on Sunday, 10 April 2016.

Breaking: Mayor’s office in Houston shut down Vaxxed

THE MAYOR’S OFFICE DID IT. The film Vaxxed (trailer), exposing criminal fraud at the CDC and the CDC’s concealment of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, was shut down in Houston. Locked out 2 days ago.
It was supposed to open at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (twitter), but Hunter Todd, the head of the Festival, admitted in writing that ‘high government officials’ in Houston had threatened the Festival – so Vaxxed was axed.
Now I have confirmation that it was the Houston Mayor’s office that did the deed (see also here). The threat was about $$. The city government supports the Festival with grants. Show the film – no grants.
More censorship.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on April 7, 2016.

Was the Panama Papers ‘Leak’ a Russian Intelligence Operation?

As I wrote on Monday, ever since I started reading about the Panama Papers ‘leak’ something kept rubbing me the wrong way. From the absence of any well known, politically powerful Americans on the list, to the anonymous nature of ‘John Doe’ as whistleblower and the clownish reporting from Soros and USAID affiliated organizations, the whole thing stunk from the start.
The first plausible theory I came across attempting to explain the strangeness of it all was proposed by Craig Murray, and it basically went something like this. The leaker is a real whistleblower, but he placed the information in the wrong hands, therefore the organizations and journalists reporting on the story were not giving us the whole truth. Here’s some of that theory from the post, Are Corporate Gatekeepers Protecting Western Elites from the Leaked Panama Papers?
Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 8, 2016.

Boom: another vaccine whistleblower steps out of the shadows

The new film Vaxxed (trailer) highlights one whistleblower, researcher William Thompson, who publicly admitted he and his CDC colleagues lied, cheated, and committed gross fraud in exonerating the MMR vaccine and pretending it had no connection to autism.
Now we have another: Dr. Peter Fletcher.
The Daily Mail has the story (3/29/16): ‘Former [British] science chief: ‘MMR fears coming true”.
‘A former Government medical officer responsible for deciding whether medicines are safe has accused the Government of ‘utterly inexplicable complacency’ over the MMR triple vaccine for children.’
‘Dr Peter Fletcher, who was Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, said if it is proven that the jab causes autism, ‘the refusal by governments to evaluate the risks properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical history’.’
‘He added that after agreeing to be an expert witness on drug-safety trials for parents’ lawyers, he had received and studied thousands of documents relating to the case which he believed the public had a right to see.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on April 7, 2016.

Video of the Day – Producer of Vaccine Documentary Banned From Tribeca Film Festival Speaks Out

Before getting into this post, I want to reiterate something I wrote inmy last article on the topic, published last year:
I want to start off this post by making it clear that I’m not remotely anti-vaccine. Personally, I chose to receive a Hepatitis A shot prior to my Asia travels last winter, and I also recently received a TDAP booster in order to reduce the risk of transferring pertussis to my newborn son, which can be quite dangerous if contracted by babies.
So while I’m not anti-vaccine, that doesn’t mean I trust the pharmaceutical industry or the U. S. government to keep me safe. This is where VAXXED, the vaccine documentary banned by the Tribeca Film Festival, comes into play. While all the controversy surrounding the film has centered on director Andrew Wakefield who was stripped of his medical license, the film’s producer is clear to point out that the film actually focuses on the testimony of CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thomson.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 7, 2016.

Before Trump, Sen Bulworth Spoke Truth To Power

‘The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority.’
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Voting is like bungee jumping: it’s for people who like big jerks. If the 2016 US Presidential election seems like a manufactured media circus, perhaps we can blame Hollywood. More precisely, we can blame fictional Senator Jay Billington Bulworth and his bluster for providing the blueprint.
In books and movies, Life often imitates Art. I know from personal experience, having penned a historical fiction novel, The Guns of Dallas, that apparently came true two years after publication. When an old CIA operative named E. Howard Hunt made a deathbed confession to Rolling Stone magazine about the JFK Assassination, he echoes a similar confession my protagonist made in my novel a couple years before.
But they give no prizes for such prescience. Instead they give Pulitzer Prizes and Nobel Prizes to liars and war criminals. They give Presidential Medals of Freedom to corrupt, incompetent or deceitful career public servants who do a huge disservice to the public and endanger the Republic. They give Oscars and Emmys and glowing accolades to filmmakers who create violent movies based on fantasies and fabrications that prop up the deep state. But they give no awards for speaking truth to power. Often only a bullet awaits those who do.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/06/2016.

Vaccine-autism connection: I stand with the mothers

Since the controversy surrounding vaccines causing autism has resurfaced with the release of the explosive film, Vaxxed, I want to make a few things clear.
First of all, statements from the CDC and ‘the entire scientific community,’ refuting any causal connection, are all based on the sacred status of published studies.
So again, here is what the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine wrote, in 2009, about this holy of holies:
‘It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.’ -(Marcia Angell, MD, ‘Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption.’ NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.)
There is nothing holy or even believable about ‘the truth is in the published studies.’
Here is an excerpted statement from a mother. I put more stock in it than a hundred studies exonerating vaccines. The mothers know, and they are being pushed off to the side, in order to protect the vaccine manufacturers and the medical powers-that-be:
‘…immediately after my son received his 18 month shots he spiked a high fever, was listless and began to scream. I called the nurse line informing them of his symptoms and my concern for a reaction to the jab, they said, ‘give him Tylenol.’…within 72 hours he began to lose words, eye contact, became sensitive to light, noise touch. He began to self limit, eating only milk and toast and I watched my baby disappear into a hell promoted and created by big pharma…

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on April 4, 2016.

COUP D’ETAT: The Banks RULE The United States — John Titus

The following video was published by on Apr 4, 2016
The criminal global banking cartel has effected a coup d’etat in the U. S. – Criminal banks like Goldman Sachs are now above the law. To date, the U. S. Department of Justice has failed to prosecute even one too-big-to-fail bank for the pervasive criminal frauds that drove the multi-trillion-dollar economic meltdown of 2008. And they aren’t going to either.
As researcher and filmmaker John Titus reminds us, the supremacy of LAW over human authority is at the very core of what defined the Republic of the United States. A coup in the U. S. would find America subverted at its very roots, with the equivalent of a King – or the banks – replacing law, as the supreme power. And thanks to the Department of Justice, that is exactly what has happened.

Donald Trump – The Ironic Antidote To The Pandemic Of Lying In America

‘He says what he really thinks.’ That is the standard explanation for the astounding political rise of Donald J. Trump. Somehow the news media have missed the meaning of this: that the rest of political America refuses to say what it really thinks. Why is that and how can it be?
The simple answer: they’re afraid of how it will play on television. One error of the mouth and you’re politically crucified. You’re done. Taken out with the trash. Trump’s secret is that every error of his unfiltered mouth – and the hypothetical mind connected to it – emphasizes and celebrates his liberation from that fear. Trump is like the fabled Honey Badger of YouTube fame: he doesn’t give a shit. He just forges ahead through all the biting, stinging, snapping, yapping, odious, poisonous opposition in his dogged journey to the prize. As Trump might say: they love him and he loves them (for that).
The less simple answer is that America has become a matrix of rackets based on fraud, swindling, and extortion that can only support itself on lies, which form the armature that enables all the racketeering. That explains one of the central mysteries of Mr. Obama’s double term in the White House:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/04/2016.