Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What gives John Brennan the right to execute people ???

Apparently his latest intended victim may be Samiul Haq:

http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/12/31/note-to-john-brennan-do-not-extrajudicially-execute-samiul-haq/

Q: Why do we need a "State Department" if the CIA and the Mossad are going to kill everyone who might provide diplomatic solutions to the world's problems?

A: We don't. We should fire John Kerry, William Burns, Wendy Sherman, Patrick Kennedy, Rose Gottemoeller, Heather Higginbottom, and the four persons named "vacant" who are running the State Department and all their minions at Foggy Bottom and return their salaries to the Treasury. After all, we do have a budget to balance.

NGO accuses Israel of torturing Palestinian children during winter storm

Here is a report of the NGO's accusations in The Jerusalem Post:

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/NGO-accuses-Israel-of-torturing-Palestinian-children-during-winter-storm-336685

My advice? If you don't want to be accused of torturing children, then don't torture them.

It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Matthew 18:14 KJV

Would NSA surveillance have stopped the 9/11 plot ???

According to this essay on the CNN website, the answer is a definite NO:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/30/opinion/bergen-nsa-surveillance-september-11/index.html


On Friday in New York, Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that NSA's bulk collection of American telephone records is lawful. He cited Alexander's testimony and quoted him saying, "We couldn't connect the dots because we didn't have the dots."


Bullshit! Any dots the government DID have were feverishly being disconnected by the FBI:


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2013/05/fbi-still-disconnecting-all-dots.html


If the author is correct in his assertions (and I believe he is), WHY is the NSA still spying on us?

This has nothing to do with the sharing of the information they collect. It has everything to do with WHY they are collecting the information in the first place. They obviously are NOT collecting it to protect you and me.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Some predictions and recommendations for 2014

Here are some links to predictions and recommendations for 2014 from a number of sources:

(1) Here is a summary of what 2014 may bring from one of my favorite websites, the GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin:


http://www.leap2020.eu/GEAB-N-80-is-available-Currencies-geopolitics-real-estate-finance-2014-the-big-American-retreat_a15224.html


(2) Here's how The Economist sees the world in 2014:


http://www.economist.com/theworldin/2014


(3) Here is the BlackRock report for individual investors "2014 Outlook - The List: What to Know, What to Do":


http://www2.blackrock.com/us/individual-investors/insight-education/special-reports/2014-outlook


(4) John Williams has just published the first installment of "Hyperinflation 2014—The End Game", a fully-updated hyperinflation report from Shadow Government Statistics [two additional installments will follow later in 2014]. He predicts that hyperinflation will start as early as this year. These latest reports are accessible to his subscribers only, but his site also has many free reports and recommendations:


http://www.shadowstats.com/

(5) Dr. Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, has three predictions for the upcoming year:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/talking-numbers/dr-marc-faber-three-bold-predictions-2014-113455980.html


(6) Here is a hodgepodge of 2014 predictions from Forbes online magazine:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2013/12/19/top-10-predictions-for-2014/


(7) Justin Bachman of BloombergBusinessWeek has "six extremely unlikely predictions for 2014":


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-30/six-extremely-unlikely-predictions-for-2014


(8) Bachman's essay mentioned author Isaac Asimov's predictions for 2014. Some are spot on. Here they are:


http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/23/lifetimes/asi-v-fair.html


(9) Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts believes that 2014 will bring more social collapse:


http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/12/30/2014-will-bring-social-collapse-paul-craig-roberts/


(10) And if 2014 will be the end of the age, as some oracles seem to predict, here is what Christ Jesus had to say about our future in Matthew 24 KJV:


3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?


4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.


5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.


6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.


7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.


9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.


10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.


11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.


12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.


13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.


14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)


16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:


17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:


18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.


19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!


20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:


21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.


22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.


23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.


24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.


25 Behold, I have told you before.


26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.


27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.


29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:


30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:


33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.


34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.


35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.


The Israelis are putting in place everything that is needed to rebuild the Jewish Temple. And once their temple has been rebuilt and the daily sacrifices have been restarted, they will embark on their version of the Kingdom of G-d.


We may not see the end of the age in 2014, but I do not believe it can be that far off. I do expect that the tribulation of the Palestinians will continue, and that other nations also will continue to suffer so that Israel may thrive.


Of all these predictions, I personally hope that those of Christ Jesus are the ones which come to pass. His vision of things to come heralds the advent of the Kingdom of G-d, while the rest of these oracles merely lament the demise of the Kingdom of Mammon.


Whatever happens, be prepared. And remember:


For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 16:25 KJV

How the drone murder program really works

Here is an explanation of how the drone murder program of Obama ad-Dajjal and John Brennan really works, from the perspective of someone who implemented it:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/drones-us-military

If after reading this you are not horrified and/or ashamed, you are not a decent human being.

Tar sands mining produces ring of mercury contamination

The mining and refining of tar sands will make a few people very wealthy, while destroying the land and the water the rest of us need to survive:


But that never stopped the rich ... did it?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Israel is ready to annex the Jordan Valley

This action by the Israelis is yet another slap in the faces of the Palestinian Authority, John Kerry, and Obama ad-Dajjal:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Ministers-vote-to-annex-Jordan-Valley-336466


If there really is a "peace process", it can be summarized thusly:

  • The Israelis will take whatever they want,
  • All non-Israelis will be "disappeared", and
  • Greater Israel will be created.


Who cares about the UN, international law, and the rights of the soon-to-be disappeared when you think you have G-d on your side?


In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Genesis 15:18-21 KJV

Did you happen to notice that one of the countries which will be gobbled up by "Greater Israel" (Iraq) was destroyed by the US, another is being torn apart by US-backed "rebels" (Syria), a third is under US-backed martial law (Egypt), a fourth is a US-puppet (Jordan), and a fifth is under attack by Israel (Lebanon)? The final country (Saudi Arabia) now considers itself to have been "stabbed in the back" by the US and is rapidly expanding its ties with Israel.

Did I forget to mention that with Saudi and Chinese support the Israelis soon will become a major world power ... as a bankrupt United States slips into chaos?


By the way, all the time, money, and effort that might have gone into the rebuilding of the US has been diverted into the building and protection of Greater Israel. If you don't believe me, ask the members of Congress who gave Bibi NetanYahoo all those standing ovations the last time they publicly kissed his ass.

Julian Assange's Christmas Address

A video of Assange's address is embedded in this link:


Isn't it revealing that some of the most uplifting Christmas messages this year have come from people who are imprisoned or exiled because of US government crimes and/or policies?

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Informative article about AI in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/science/brainlike-computers-learning-from-experience.html

Why is this always couched in language about "helping" people? Nuclear energy was going to be "too cheap to meter", but now we realize it was one of the greatest disasters in history.

Can you say "Skynet"?

We can't stop what's coming, but we can be prepared.

Though for the day

The nation … has no right to expect that it will always have wise and humane rulers, sincerely attached to the principles of the Constitution. Wicked men, ambitious of power, with hatred of liberty and contempt of law, may fill the place once occupied by Washington and Lincoln; and if this [broad power of martial law] be conceded, the dangers to human liberty are frightful to contemplate.
from Ex Parte Milligan (71 U.S. 1, 1866)

[See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/students_in_action/milligan.html]


Does this remind you of anyone, like maybe the former "constitutional law professor" who currently fills the place once occupied by Washington and Lincoln?

NSA's San Antonio Facility

Here is an article in the online edition of Der Spiegel describing the NSA's TAO (Tailored Access Operations) facility in San Antonio, Texas:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-nsa-uses-powerful-toolbox-in-effort-to-spy-on-global-networks-a-940969.html


If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related accessories, for example, TAO can divert the shipping delivery to its own secret workshops. The NSA calls this method interdiction. At these so-called "load stations," agents carefully open the package in order to load malware onto the electronics, or even install hardware components that can provide backdoor access for the intelligence agencies. All subsequent steps can then be conducted from the comfort of a remote computer.


These minor disruptions in the parcel shipping business rank among the "most productive operations" conducted by the NSA hackers, one top secret document relates in enthusiastic terms. This method, the presentation continues, allows TAO to obtain access to networks "around the world."


Thank you, George Orwell.


Pretty nifty if you're a geek. Pretty scary if you're a citizen subject to this crap.


I remember when they started recruiting staff for the facility. Texas in general is a pro-military, pro-war state, and San Antonio has always been a military town (Remember the Alamo!). It's the perfect place for an operation like this.


Hmmm ... I live just south of Dell's Round Rock campus. I wonder if one of the NSA's "load stations" is located inside. There is a boatload of highly paid geeks working there, but Dell does not manufacture any computers inside the USA. Those geeks must be doing something ...

Didn't Edward Snowden once work for Dell?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/15/usa-security-snowden-dell-idUSL2N0GF11220130815

Saturday, December 28, 2013

What is the answer ???

I saw this on The Angry Arab News Service website today:

[Concerning the US academic boycott of Israel]


"This is not to ignore the plight of the Palestinians. They suffer indignity and human rights violations for which Israel cannot escape responsibility. But a boycott is not the answer."


What is the answer then? You tell the Palestinians that armed struggle is not the answer, and that non-violent struggle is not the answer. What is the damn answer?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-scholars-are-misguided-in-boycotting-israel/2013/12/22/510654b0-67f7-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html


[Reposted from http://angryarab.net/2013/12/28/the-washington-post-on-boycott-of-israel/]


The OBVIOUS answer is that the Israelis and their supporters simply want the Palestinians to disappear.

The current Middle East troubles are all about oil and gas

Apparently one of the REAL reasons Israel is coming down hard on Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria is so that they (Israel) can steal their (Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian) oil and gas:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/gas-oil-and-trouble-in-the-levant/

Once again, it appears that Israeli motives have nothing at all to do with G-d, and everything to do with Mammon.

And will someone please tell Obama ad-Dajjal, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel that the American public is sick of their lies.

Offending India: Another dumbass move

Who decided to arrest an Indian diplomat and treat her like a criminal?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/27/india-seeks-possible-us-tax-violations-diplomat-row

Q: Who are the morons currently in charge of US "diplomacy"?

A: Obama ad-Dajjal, John Kerry, William Burns, Wendy Sherman, Patrick Kennedy, Rose Gottemoeller, Heather Higginbottom, and four persons named "vacant" (which is a pretty good description of the mentality of this branch of the federal government):

http://www.state.gov/misc/19232.htm

What's the point of offending the second most populous nation on earth over crap like this? Perhaps our moron-in-chief can explain it to us when he returns from his latest unearned vacation in Hawaii.

War on the US poor continues

Here's an essay in The New York Times about the curtailment of unemployment benefits in the US:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/us/benefits-ending-for-one-million-of-unemployed.html


... and another on the World Socialist Web Site:

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/28/pers-d28.html

If the US economy actually were improving and if the unemployment rate actually were decreasing, this might make sense. But using the cynical trick of saying the long-term unemployed have decided voluntarily to stay out of the workforce is total bullshit.


If there WERE jobs, people would take them. And by this I mean JOBS, not slave wages.

An Israeli on the Fed ???

I don't know about you, but I think it would be an EXTREMELY bad idea to put an Israeli citizen into the No. 2 spot on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank (sic):

http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2013/12/27/aipacs-fed-candidate-stanley-fischer-on-a-warpath-against-iran/


I do not believe that "dual citizens" should hold important or sensitive positions of this type, for the following reason:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.

Matthew 6:24 KJV

And if what the above essay says about this man is true, his agenda truly will NOT be in the best interests of the United States. Is he, as the author of the essay suggests, an "economic hit man" who will help bankgangsters and corporations to further gut the US economy?


http://scotthorton.org/interviews/2013/12/27/122713-grant-f-smith/

Frankly, the Fed should be disbanded, and the US Treasury should take over the issuance of our currency (just like the US Constitution appears to say it should). We don't need a private bank, especially one run by Israelis, to be controlling our fiscal system and our economy.

Friday, December 27, 2013

NSA phone dragnet is lawful ???

According to a federal judge, it is:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/27/judge-rules-nsa-phone-data-collection-legal


Your Honor, in your eyes it may be lawful, but is it constitutional?


And "lawful" doesn't mean it's right. After all, many of Hitler's atrocities were "lawful" under German and international law.


I strongly suggest you read Marcy Wheeler's assessment of the judge's ruling:


http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/12/28/judge-pauleys-deliberate-blind-spot-systematic-section-215-abuses/

Was this just the result of an apparently sloppy judiciary, or is something else going on ... like maybe the end of so-called "checks and balances"?

USS Nautilus (SSN 571) - The original nuke sub

Here is the text of an entertaining lecture given by my former commanding officer. I was on board USS Nautilus during each of the events he mentions:

http://www.ussnautilus.org/events/2004Nov17goldenyear/Riddell_lecture.shtml


No, I was not the fat guy but I do remember him. And the sound from Project MACS was not all that loud, at least not on board. I pity the fishes, though. They got blasted.


And let me tell you about that "big fleet exercise near Halifax, Nova Scotia". It was held in the middle of a gale. Halfway through the exercise, the sissy Canuck fleet went back into port, not being able to take the bad weather. We stayed out to sea by ourselves and got pounded by the huge swells. Our main drain pump had quit, and the bilges were filling up fast with seawater from our leaking propeller shaft seals, to a level that threatened to drown our condensate pumps. I had to rig a set of emergency submersible pumps which discharged to the drain header to pump down the bilges and keep the ship from sinking. Had I not done that, you would not be reading this post or the lecture by VADM Riddell.

Russia's stealth submarines

Russia has a new class of stealth submarines:

http://rt.com/news/stealth-submarine-russia-novorossiysk-451/

One of the many reasons these subs are so quiet is that they have excellent propellers. And one of the reasons they do is that the Russians have modern machining equipment of the type first sold to them by a Japanese company back in the 1980s. Who helped broker the deal that originally let them purchase this sensitive equipment? According to published reports, it may have been former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci:

http://www.csmonitor.com/1987/1123/afill23b.html

Another reason these subs are such a threat is that the Cold War underwater SOSUS array has been (in whole or in part) decommissioned:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOSUS

By the way, earlier in his career Carlucci was implicated in the assassination of Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, a charge he has vigorously denied. He later served as Chairman of the Carlyle Group. A more consistent and successful modern government/corporate warrior would be hard to find:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Carlucci

A Christmas message from Leonard Peltier

Greetings my relatives, friends, and supporters:

In this season of giving, receiving and acknowledgement of blessings, I want to acknowledge all of the people who have helped me all of these years and I want the supporters outside the United States to know I appreciate them also. Sometimes I am at a loss for words.


Some of you probably have experienced moments like that when you are overwhelmed with thoughts and remembrances of loved ones that for some reason you cannot see or who have gone on.


I know a lot of you are concerned about the children and getting them gifts for Christmas; I was listening to a program recently that was talking about just such things and how everyone was so concerned at this time of year.


I want to just touch on that for a moment. I would like to say there are so many of our children around the world that need our help all the rest of the year, and that their disappointments do not just come on Christmas or some other holiday- they come every day when they do not have enough to eat or they do not have someone to care for them. I want to encourage you all to think of these things and also about our elders, and the people suffering in hospitals, and of course in prisons, where just receiving a letter in the mail is like a holiday to them, or an elder who sees a familiar face and it is like a holiday to them, or a child who gets to eat all he wants … that’s a holiday.


Among our people there was always a celebration of the Solstice which usually falls around the 21st of December. There were always prayers at these times and often ceremonies; but gift-giving was a year-round thing that our people did.


Maybe I am being a bit over sensitive or sentimental at this time of year, as are a lot of people, but again I want to thank you for all the support you have given to me, and for the gifts you have given the children on the reservations and the letters you write to me and to other men and women in prisons. I know there are groups that get together, like the one in Portland Oregon that regularly writes letters to prisoners. These things are greatly appreciated and I have no doubt that you will be blessed by these good things you do. I know some of you in your giving sometimes might be extending your resources, but I recall one time in a fasting ceremony that I was doing; I was told, those who give of their extra are appreciated and blessed but those who give what they cannot afford– that is sacred.


I pray in a sacred way, that each of you will be blessed this coming year. Find a sacred way you can help heal the Earth, heal our troubled children and make a better place on this planet for all to dwell.


Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Gandhi, Black Elk, Chief Seattle, all of the well known spiritual leaders in the past had one thing in common: they were willing to think and act outside the box. In a world filled with materialism, those of you that have been helping protect the Earth, the children, the elders and victims of injustice are of that same caliber.


I pray that you enjoy your holidays, that you feel the blessings of your actions, and that the Creator speaks to you in a kind and gentle way. Give someone a hug for me, and tell them, “This is from Leonard Peltier.”


Your friend always,


In the spirit of Crazy Horse


Leonard Peltier


Mitakuye Oyasin


[Reposted from http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/12/leonard-peltiers-christmas-message-2013.html]


For those of you who have forgotten, Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In 1977 he was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


In reality, the Pine Ridge "reservation" is a prisoner of war (POW) camp. Remember the Wounded Knee massacre? That's where it took place in 1890, and the survivors have been imprisoned there ever since.


The behavior of Peltier and the rest of the POWs should have been subject to rules similar to the US Military Code of Conduct (minus all the "America" stuff):




It's a prisoner's duty to escape and if some of the guards die as a result, that's what happens in war.

But, just like what is happening to the captives unlawfully imprisoned at Gitmo by the US government, Indian POWs are treated like common criminals who are so "dangerous" that they can never be released.


Why are they so "dangerous"? Because they fight for their sacred right to be free human beings, which is something that Uncle Sam just cannot stand.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The return of debtors' prisons

Another sad, sick occurrence in the USA - the return of debtors' prisons:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/26/local-courts-reviving-debtors-prison-for-overdue-fines-fees/

Americans love to PUNISH each other, regardless of the illegality or the injustice of their punishments.

G-d warned Adam and Eve NOT to do such a thing:

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 2:17 KJV

Every day, in many ways, we continue to eat the fruit of this wicked tree. Like Eve, we would rather listen to Satan than to G-d.

Thought for the day

Who are we fighting for? And why? Maybe when Obama ad-Dajjal comes back from his latest unearned vacation he can explain what the heck is going on.

Bibi is giving O the finger

Israel will continue to build illegal settlements, and the US [and the rest of the world] can go to hell:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Gal-On-Bibis-giving-Obama-the-finger-336230

Realistically, this is a charade. We could stop them any time we want, but the US marches in lockstep with Israel. The two are NEVER in disagreement; the times they seem to be are just political theater for the easily fooled.

Chilling images from the Syrian civil war

The Syrian civil war appears to be mainly for the benefit of Israel. Hasn't enough blood been shed on their behalf?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/chilling-photographs-taken-by-the-teenage-reuters-photograph

Photographer Molhem Barakat, who freelanced for Reuters covering the civil war in Syria, died on Friday (December 20) while photographing a battle between rebels and government loyalists over a hospital.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden

http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/12/24/a-christmas-message-from-edward-snowden/

This version of the message has obviously been edited, so search for the full version later today or tomorrow.


By the way, the system of surveillance Snowden is talking about was created by the same people who brought you globalization ... the beast which rose up out of the sea.


This is NOT a coincidence, and there is FAR more at stake here than privacy. When it's time to make you take the mark, they will use this system both to find you and to help compel you to accept the mark.


[Note: As of 12/26/2013, the only version on UK Channel 4 is this one @ http://www.channel4.com/programmes/alternative-christmas-message/4od#3631700 which appears to be identical to the one linked above. One obvious question is: If "privacy" and individual choice are paramount, why was Snowden's message edited, and edited so sloppily? What did he say that had to be excised and tossed down the memory hole?]

Is globalization the beast that rose out of the sea ???

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea ...
Revelation 13:1 KJV

Some believe this beast represents a revival of the Roman empire.

I believe it represents the system of "globalization", especially in regards to global trade, which occurs mainly by sea:

http://america.aljazeera.com/content/ajam/multimedia/2013/11/27-days-on-a-cargoshipfromchina.html

All colonized indigenous peoples (especially the "Indians" of North America) would likely agree with this interpretation, for obvious reasons.

Salinas PD got an MRAP for Christmas

Here's a warning about the MRAP the Salinas PD got for Christmas:

http://www.infowars.com/new-armored-tank-for-town-police-sparks-fear-war-of-words/

US police do not need armored vehicles.

Armies of occupation need armored vehicles.

Isn't it ironic that US troops, who NEED such vehicles, had to ride around in flimsy Hummers and patrol on foot through mine fields, getting their limbs and junk blown off ... while donut-gorged cops who DO NOT NEED these vehicles get them for free?

America, you are stupid. Even cattle sense what's going to happen when they are forced down the chute. Why don't you?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Refugees in Israel treated poorly

Watch the video embedded in this article, and then decide for yourself what kind of country Israel is:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/unprecedented-refugee-march-sweeps-tel-aviv/

Jesus was not born on Christmas

I'm sure you have heard this before, but it's worth thinking about again this December 2013 - Jesus was not born on "Christmas":

http://www.ucg.org/doctrinal-beliefs/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-dec-25/


And here is one man's thought-provoking essay on the meaning of the "Christmas" tree:


http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2013/12/jewish-christmastreeholidaysguilt.html


People often say "we should put Christ back into Christmas", but in reality He was never there in the first place.


I do believe there is a Jesus of Nazareth and that He is the Christ. Unfortunately He and His message have been so corrupted with pagan images and idolatry that it is difficult to know what is His and what comes from Satan.


Be kind, be generous, be merry, be grateful ... but don't be fooled by the myth that Jesus was born in December.


By the way, to answer the question "Am I a Jew?" one needs to first answer this question: "Do I follow the law?" If the answer to that is "no", then you may not be a Jew:


I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 2:9 KJV

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Nation of Patsies, 50 Years On

An essay by Chris Floyd about some of our wilder fantasies, including the murder of JFK:

http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2359-distant-mirror-a-nation-of-patsies-50-years-on.html


All the “official” stories -- 9/11, both Iraq Wars, Iran-Contra, Libya, Kosovo, the Osama rub-out, on and on -- are full of holes. Holes, evasions, misdirections, outright lies: black oil-smoke to hide the enormity and ubiquity of state crime, which each scandal and catastrophe threatens to expose, whether or not there is some direct official culpability in the particular matter at hand. The whole business of empire is carried out in a rolling, heaving hairball of infinitely tangled connections between the upperworld and the underworld, where ruthless factions use, betray, fight and ally with each other in ever-changing combinations. Any sliver of light falling anywhere on the hairball must be snuffed out immediately, lest it illuminate the true nature of the system.


As Cox notes in his new book, The President and the Provocateur, he was 8 years old when John Kennedy was killed. (I was five, but I remember it too; or rather, what I most remember was not Kennedy's assassination but Oswald's, being reported on our grainy black-and-white television as we came home from church.) Even then, Cox was struck by the strangeness of the event; shortly after reporting Kennedy was shot, he writes, the BBC suddenly went off the air for several hours -- an unprecedented event. Afterwards, the entire bipartisan British Establishment, mimicking its American counterpart, closed ranks around the official account, locking out the questions even of such redoubtable figures as Bertrand Russell.


It's a simple system ... it's called mafiocracy. Anointed insiders rule, wretched outsiders die, and the "official" fabric of our society can and does nothing to stop that; in fact it mainly serves to perpetuate our criminal state.


By the way (in case you wondered what Floyd and Cox meant), here is Bertrand Russell's essay "16 Questions on the Assassination":

http://22november1963.org.uk/bertrand-russell-16-questions-on-the-assassination

Satellites or enemies

An interview with Michael Parenti about the US empire:

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/michael-parenti-the-us-empire-sees-only-two-kinds-of-countries-satellites-or-enemies/

They are committed to stopping a world in which the land, the labor, the natural resources, the markets are directed toward the betterment of the ordinary people in that world.

And in case you had not noticed, that's how the US empire treats its own citizens. Eventually ALL nation states will be destroyed, including the US.

100 years of the Federal Reserve Bank (sic)

Good 14 minute video about the so-called "bank" which for the past 100 years has been stealing our wealth and wrecking our economy:

http://benswann.com/truth-in-media-100-years-of-the-federal-reserve/



The power of this unaccountable "bank" is best illustrated by its success in preventing the oversight demanded by Representative Ron Paul and in derailing his presidential aspirations. True, it was their sock puppets in business, government, and the MSM who derailed Dr. Paul, but clearly the strings of those sock puppets are pulled by the moneybags behind the throne. As banker Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild once said:


Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws.


One of the greatest failures of our political system in my lifetime is that we did not elect Dr. Paul to be our president. He is one of the few persons of national prominence who might have been able to prevent the economic disaster which is waiting for us right around the corner.

Christmas in the Holy Land

Christians are a persecuted minority in the Holy Land:

http://guardianlv.com/2013/12/far-from-happy-christmas-for-christians-in-the-holy-land/

By the way, in Islam Jesus (Isa Ibn Maryam) is a revered prophet. In Judaism He is a despised heretic.

Go figure.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dolphins are dying in droves

There is a huge dolphin die-off taking place:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/us/focus-on-oceans-health-as-dolphin-deaths-soar.html

The oceans are no longer a healthy place. Should they die, we will soon follow.

Clearly, turning the oceans into our toilet was a bad idea.

Drone use soars in Latin America

We have let a truly evil genie out of the bottle:

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/international-archives-60/4615-drone-use-soars-in-latin-america-remains-widely-unregulated-

Unfettered government spying and the explosive growth of drones are a dangerous combination. Our planet is rapidly becoming an open air prison, thanks mainly to the US and Israel.

By the way, the last evil genie let out of the bottle (nuclear weapons) occurred because of the US and Israel, too. Both nations are a curse upon this world.

The Changing Contours of US Imperial Intervention in World Conflicts

Cool (but lengthy) essay by Professor James Petras:

http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=1965


In other words, Israel dictates terms to the US negotiators that will effectively sabotage any possible agreement and put the US on a course toward another war for Israel.

Sound familiar? Who is running our foreign policy, the US State Department or Israel?

Something that occurred to me recently is worth mentioning here: the push for so-called US "energy independence". The US dollar is propped up by the petrodollar and OPEC's agreement to invest their petrodollars in US treasuries. Should Israel take over from the US as protector of the Saudi kingdom and should OPEC decide to jump ship from the dollar to the coming Chinese-inspired, gold-backed international trade platform, US imperial aspirations will be OVER. "Energy independence" makes it that much more likely that the Saudis and the Israelis soon will no longer need us or want us.

By the way, are all those weapons we sell to the Saudis staying in the kingdom, or are they being transferred to the Israelis? Is anyone keeping track?

No guns, no butter

This is the lead story in the online version of today's The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/when-the-right-to-bear-arms-includes-the-mentally-ill.html

America's MSM continues the CONSTANT drumbeat against privately owned firearms.

Starving Americans ... old news.

Bankgangsters robbing us blind ... old news.

Obama ad-Dajjal lying to us and wrecking the country ... old news, or no news at all.

Nope, what's important is that you must give up your guns. Only then can we have law and order.

Jawohl, mein F├╝hrer.

Italy in revolt; why aren't we ???

Apparently the Italians are rising up against the tyranny of bankgangsters and corporations:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/italy-in-revolt/

Why, on the other hand, is their no such revolt in "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? Why do we continue to act like sheep while the Fed and the wolves of Wall Street eat out our sustenance?

As Thomas Jefferson wrote:

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

How much longer will the evils of Wall Street and the bankgangsters be sufferable? How many more lavish vacations must Obama ad-Dajjal take before we say enough is enough?

US Navy Sailors Zapped by Fukushima Disaster

Here is a revealing story about something which happened to the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan during rescue operations after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/u-s-navy-sailors-sue-tepco-over-cluster-fukushima-snafu/


According to individual reports, the Navy passed out iodine pills to officers and pilots, but not to most of the crew. The Navy also required crew members, before they could go on shore leave later in Thailand, to sign papers stating that they were healthy and couldn’t sue the Navy. Clearly that would be mitigating for the Navy, even if it meant abandoning people whose potential radiation injuries wouldn’t be showing up for months or years.


Obviously they knew something about the risks involved or they would not have passed out the iodine pills. Since one would expect that the ship had enough pills for the entire crew, it's unconscionable that only officers and pilots (all of whom are officers) were so protected.


Recalling my days in the nuclear navy (30 years ago), we did not have radiation detectors which would have immediately alerted us to contaminated water and air outside the ship. Once outside air entered the ship it would have been sampled by internal air detectors, but I don't remember any detectors which would have picked up radiation in contaminated water ... until it evaporated inside the ship to produce airborne contamination.


I participated in an event similar to what happened to these sailors. We were at sea when the ship received information that dosimeters being used to record radiation doses received by the crew were not as sensitive as previously thought ... meaning that our doses might have been higher than what was being recorded. They made everyone, officers and crew, sign documents stating that we understood the risks of these higher radiation doses and chose to continue with our mission ... like we had any real choice in the matter, being hundreds of miles out to sea.


I also recall a somewhat related incident on another ship on which I sailed. We went on a long cruise, and during the cruise several members of the crew happened to receive routine physicals during a prolonged port visit. Doctors performing the physicals discovered that nearly everyone on the ship had symptoms of poisoning from heavy metals and other types of shipborne toxins. Nothing of the sort had been reported by our usual doctors during physicals done in our home port, which made me suspect that they had suppressed such information "for the good of the service".


This all reminds me of Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, Balkan Syndrome, and the poisoning of troops by the fumes of burn pits. Our men and women in uniform are routinely subjected to unnecessary hazards by ignorant or uncaring commanders ... and then left to rot and die afterwards. If you get shot they'll pin a medal on your chest. But if you get sick, they'll do whatever is necessary to throw you under the bus.


It's good thing we patriots love this country, or many of us would no longer put up with this kind of shit.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In the name of your baby boy

Lord save us
from crusades against terrorism
from humanitarian interventions
and preemptive strikes;

Lord keep us
from exceptional powers
from indispensable nations
and chosen tribes;

Lord spare us
from invasions and occupation
from assassinations and torture
lootings and rape;

Lord hide us
from upholders of values
from maintainers of credibility
and bearers of resolve.

[Borrowed from http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/in-the-name-of-your-baby-boy/]

Paul Craig Roberts confirms market manipulation

This essay by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts appears to confirm that the gold and money markets are being strongly manipulated with the blessing of the Fed and the Treasury:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/12/20/manipulations-rule-markets-paul-craig-roberts/


Bloomberg reports that gold is exiting the West. It has been shipped out to Asia. You explain, dear reader, how the price of gold can fall so much in the West while the supply of gold dries up.


The conclusion is obvious. QE helps the big banks, and manipulation of the gold price downward protects the US dollar from its dilution by QE.


Allegedly, the US has free capital markets, and globalism is bringing free capital markets to the world. In actual fact, US capital markets are so manipulated – and now by the authorities themselves – that manipulation cannot stop without a crash.

What American “democratic capitalism” has brought to the world is manipulated financial markets and the absence of democracy. How long this game can play depends on the outside world.

An added benefit (but not for us) is that the artificially low price of gold allows the Chinese and rich Westerners to dump their dollars for gold. This will put them in the catbird seat when the crash happens, leaving you and I (and our "retirement funds") in a worthless dollar-denominated stock and bond market.


The end is nigh, and Wall Street and their sock puppet Obama ad-Dajjal have sold us out. You better believe it.

Prisoners of War

The US Congress has passed a $633 billion military spending bill:

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/21/ndaa-d21.html

To put these expenditures into perspective, the budget for all of fiscal year 2013 for food stamps, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), was $76.4 billion, only 12 percent of the figure designated for the military in 2014. A Republican proposal in the Farm Bill, which Congress has yet to pass, would cut $39 billion over the next decade from this vital nutrition program.

Some 1.3 million Americans will lose their sole income at the end of this month when the federal government ends extended unemployment benefits. The $25.6 billion spent on these benefits in 2013 is dwarfed by the massive spending on the military apparatus and its destructive weaponry slated for fiscal year 2014.

Folks, all of our "enemies" are ones we created ourselves. Obama ad-Dajjal and the Pentagon have made us all prisoners of war and, like the wrongfully kidnapped men imprisoned in Gitmo, refuse to ever let us go.

Laura Poitras on UK-US spying

Here is a revealing article in Der Spiegel about how the Brits are spying, for themselves and no doubt for their US buddies:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-documents-show-gchq-targeted-european-and-german-politicians-a-940135.html

This represents another colossal diplomatic fiasco which will have a lasting impact on our future. This is one of the MANY reasons why much of the world is banding together to bring us down. The US can probably defeat any one country, including China, but we can't defeat all of them at the same time. And we have made enemies of just about all of our former friends.

Absolutely no one is going to shed any tears at our downfall, other than the dictators and thugs who will be brought down with us.

The BCIM Economic Corridor

While the US tries to ram the TPP down the world's collective throats, China and India are working toward formation of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor:

http://thebricspost.com/china-india-push-for-bcim-corridor/

That's over 2.6 billion people, and much of the world's tech and manufacturing prowess.

And what is the US doing to help? Arresting an Indian diplomat, refusing to observe her diplomatic immunity, strip searching her, and tossing her into a jail with common criminals. India is PISSED ... not just the government but the entire country:

http://thebricspost.com/india-needs-to-get-message-home-to-us-minister/

Obama ad-Dajjal and his administration are arrogant LOSERS when it comes to diplomacy. LOSERS !!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The irony of unemployment


[Borrowed from http://buriedinanamelessgrave.tumblr.com/post/56659531363/lovegash-blua-if-youre-unemployed-its-not]

Gold Wars, a MUST-READ book

I just finished reading Gold Wars by Kelly Mitchell, which was published November 2013. This is a MUST-READ book if you want to know where our economy is headed and why. You can see the author's synopsis of the book here:

http://gold-wars.com/book/gold-wars-synopsis/

Here are a few gems of wisdom from the book in italics [with my comments in brackets]:

The whistle blower was labeled a criminal and the story went away with no other prosecutions. [He had blown the whistle on Goldman Sachs.]


The stock market and the entire system is essentially a wealth transfer mechanism from the middle class to connected insiders.


The Bank for International Settlements is the Central Bank of central banks. It is solely owned by the Federal Reserve and the Banks of England, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Germany, and France. [Does this remind you of the seven-headed scarlet colored beast of Revelation 17:3? Many think that the scarlet color of the beast represents the Vatican, but today's monetary system was invented by the Rothschild family, whose name in German means "red shield".]


Bill Clinton turned a surplus by the questionable method of borrowing Social Security funds for the general budget. [I always suspected that his "budget surplus" was based on some sort of trick. Clinton's administration also aided in the disastrous repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and the looting of US gold from the Fort Knox repository.]


Most hyperinflations feature a disappearance of the coinage. When the penny disappears, mark that date down. Hyperinflation may be near.


Fewer than 2% of futures contracts terminate with any delivery. [Instead of helping producers, futures markets are high-stakes casinos that benefit the rich.]


$720 million in gold went missing in the 9/11 cleanup. [It was stored in WTC4. Witnesses who entered the ruins soon after the building collapses claim that the gold vaults were all empty. Does that remind you of the movie "Die Hard With A Vengeance"? In addition to being a false flag attack, 9/11 was a sophisticated heist.]


Libya lost 144 tons of gold after the fall of Qaddafi. Iraq suffered a similar fate after Saddam Hussein's fall, but the amount taken was not disclosed. [In both cases, the gold was stolen by parties unknown; my guess is by US-controlled NATO special forces.]


The FBI's records of Barrick Gold's gold-fixing actions were reported destroyed in the North Tower on 9/11.


According to the US attorney general, our banking system is now openly run by criminals who cannot be prosecuted.


There is a mechanism being put into place to destroy the US dollar in the next few years. It has many components, but the primary ones are an alternative oil sales system, a gold-backed trade platform, an international central bank outside of Western control, a framework for diminishing US influence, available natural resources, and a coalition of regional leader nations. Participants have reportedly agreed to prices of $7,500 minimum for gold and $150 for silver [per troy ounce].


Most people in the world view the West, and mainly the United States, as the primary source of tyranny.


Third world economies burn up and people starve as a result of trades made by indifferent Forex sociopaths.


Global power is shifting, moving East. The battle for the global economy is happening now. Conflicts will steadily increase over the following years. It will take time to run its course, but in this battle one thing seems more and more certain - the best ammunition is gold.


[And although the US appears on paper to have a large gold reserve, the Fed and the Treasury have refused to allow an independent physical audit of US gold holdings. There is a strong suspicion that, like Iraq's and Libya's gold, it too has been stolen by parties unknown. Would anyone care to guess why Goldman Sachs is paying former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham so much for her "speeches" being given in secret to a chosen few? Perhaps the Benghazi fiasco was directly related to the theft of Libya's gold, and perhaps our ambassador was murdered to keep his mouth shut. Do you still believe that Vince Foster killed himself? I don't. At the very least, following the lead of her so-called husband, Ms. Rodham is scheming with the rich to steal the rest of the people's resources and future.]