Saturday, April 30, 2011

Surviving Economic Collapse: Tips, Tactics, And Gear

"In this article we will discuss how to prepare for a wide-spectrum financial breakdown, as well as why it is absolutely necessary, not just to ensure ones own survival and ones own future, but the future of an ideal, and a way of life."


April 30, 2011
By Brandon Smith

SPECIAL NOTE: I originally published this article back in January of 2010 at Neithercorp Press, however, with the escalation of recent economic events, I feel it is a good idea to republish all my past survival pieces here at Alt-Market for those who are still learning how to prep, or looking for new ideas. Stay tuned for more survival articles in the coming week.

A large part of our society operates on a disturbing assumption, a belief that has been driven into the very fabric of our culture for generations; the assumption that preparation for disaster is unnecessary because all will remain the same as it always has been.

This collective assumption exists in very few countries. South America, Africa, most of Asia, and even parts of Europe experience and even anticipate upheaval and catastrophe from time to time, not only in respect to mother nature (as recently occurred in Haiti), but also in terms of economics and social unrest. Many Americans have attempted not only to insulate themselves from such events, but to also insulate themselves from the very idea that such events could ever happen to them. The concept of hyperinflation, loss of utilities, loss of police protections, loss of infrastructure, loss of grocery outlets, is so outside their pre-programmed world view that to dare discuss these subjects is seen as “absurd” and “alien.”  Read More

Spend It Like You Stole It

"Whenever the nominal amount of available money increases faster than the real goods and services that money buys, you can expect rising prices."


April 30, 2011

By Bill Bonner
Daily Reckoning
4/29/11

From the point of view of a modern economist, nothing stimulates better than a bank robbery. The money leaves the cold embrace of a bank vault; soon every pimp and bartender has his pockets full. Hot money gets around.

An article in Rolling Stone Magazine provides an illustration. It explains how one Wall Street wife, and one Wall Street widow, formed a company specifically to take advantage of the US government’s spending spree known as TALF. You’d think the feds had already done enough for the Mack family. John Mack runs Morgan Stanley. Had it not been for the generous support of the US government and the Federal Reserve, he might be parking cars. Instead, the feds bailed out the entire financial sector. First, it bought up Wall Street’s bad bets at inflated prices and then lent banks money at artificially low interest rates; they were invited to lend the money back to the federal government for a sure profit.

Business was so good at Morgan Stanley that the distaff side of the Mack household apparently couldn’t resist. In June, 2009, with her friend Susan Christy, Mack set up an investment company and put in $15 million. Then, they borrowed $220 million from the government. A brave move on their part? If you think so, you are as na├»ve as a turnip. The fix was in; the two used the money to buy non-recourse loans at deep discount. If the loans increased in value, they would make a profit. If they fell, the government would take the losses. Much safer and more profitable than robbing banks. Two months later, Mr. Mack, perhaps with a little assistance from his blond helpmate, bought a limestone carriage house in Manhattan, with a 12-space garage for the getaway cars.  Read More

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Obama's Real Strategy

"Right now the course of the campaign is being controlled by the Administration. The first step in wresting the initiative is to recognize their strategy."


April 28, 2011
By James V Capua

Watching the machinations of Barack Obama, it seems as though he is creating what the Marxists call "internal contradictions."

Gas prices ready to breach the $5 mark, but a relentless Administration campaign against increased domestic energy production; midterm elections soundly rejecting the President and his party's command and control initiatives, but vigorous efforts to extend them in contempt not only of electoral, but legislative and judicial checks; foreign and defense policies that have produced nothing beyond betrayal of our interests and few remaining friends, but an eager embrace of fringe notions of a utopian internationalist order and our place in that order: every day brings new movements in this symphony of dissonance.

Unfortunately, we are not simply enjoying a clarifying dialectic; we are in the middle of a high stakes race. The objective in this race is not a place; it is a date: Election Day, November 6, 2012.

As the contending parties converge on the objective, the Administration understands that the conventional electoral calculus seems irreversible -- gas prices, inflation, unemployment, and geopolitical discomfiture will be joined in 2012 by the newfound fear of deficits and the national debt, and maybe even for the fate of constitutional government. Their response to this looming threat of defeat is a version of the old Cold War communist strategy of "talk talk, fight fight."  Read More

Not So Fast, Mr. Obama: Trust But Verify

"Mr. Obama sent Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a decorated combat-experienced Army flight surgeon, to jail because Obama refused to release his birth certificate."


April 28, 2011
By Carol A. Taber

Yesterday, President Obama released a long form birth certificate. In doing so, he lectured Americans about what was truly important in America. "We do not have time for this kind of silliness," he intoned. "We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to do. We've got big problems to solve, and I'm confident we can solve them, but we're going to have to focus on them, not on this." He then promptly boarded Air Force One to solve one of those vital problems -- by flying to Chicago for another appearance on Oprah's show.

Let's focus now on one very simple question: why did he fight not to release the long form birth certificate?
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2009 Report: Hawaii Health Department went paperless, discarded documents

In 2001 - the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless


April 28, 2011
American Thinker
By Thomas Lifson

In the words of Lewis Carroll, it gets curioser and curiouser. According to this report, back when Lou Dobbs (then a CNN host) began to raise questions about Obama's birth, CNN president Jon Klein had his researchers contact the Hawaii Department of Health to inquire as to the records. TV Newser reproduced the letter in a post dated July 24, 2009:

From: Klein, Jon (CNN)

Sent: Thu Jul 23 19:00:44 2009

Subject: Important re birth certificate

I asked the political researchers to dig into the question "why couldn't Obama produce the ORIGINAL birth certificate?"

This is what they forwarded. It seems to definitively answer the question. Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead - because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef.

Thx

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*In 2001 - the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless.*Paper documents were discarded*The official record of Obama's birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, "At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting," she said.

So, is the pdf document released by the White House a copy that was scanned into the Hawaii DOH files? If so, why, then, are there anomalies? (See this, this, this, and this, for instance.)

Obama’s birth certificate

Brasscheck TV
4/28/2011

Where Obama was actually born is the least of our problems.

That being said, the document on the White House web site is NOT a scan of a print document as the White House claims it is.

It’s a digital creation.

Which means – and why am I not surprised? – it’s a fraud.

Here’s the analysis.

Obama challengers: Doc proves president ineligible


April 28, 2011
By Bob Unruh
4/27/2011

They are going to have to face the music on this at some point’

The “Certificate of Live Birth” document released by the White House today, if authentic, assures Americans that their president was born in Hawaii as he has said, according to two participants in a lawsuit who challenged the president’s tenure in the Oval Office.

But they say it also proves he’s ineligible under the Constitution’s requirements to be president.

According to Mario Apuzzo, the attorney who argued the Kerchner vs. Obama case, and the lead plaintiff, retired Navy Cmdr. Charles Kerchner, the documentation reveals that Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan national subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, was the father when Barack Obama Jr. was born.

That, they say, would disqualify Obama because of the Founders’ requirement in the Constitution that a president be a “natural born Citizen,” commonly understood during the era of the beginnings of the United States to mean a citizen offspring of two citizen parents.  Read More

‘Molested’: Former Miss USA Describes Graphic TSA Pat-Down

April 28, 2011
The Blaze
4/27/11

In 2003, Susie Castillo was selected as the most beautiful woman in the United States when she won the Miss USA competition. This week, the beauty queen recounts an alleged ugly encounter at a Dallas TSA security checkpoint. According to her, she was given a pat-down that she equated with being “molested.”

In a blog post dated Monday, April 24, Castillo recounts what happened to her at DFW airport last week after opting out of going through one of the TSA’s new x-ray scanners:  Read More


Susie's Experience with the TSA Pat Down from SusieCastillo.net on Vimeo.

Obama birth certificate is just as authentic as the money supply, the food supply and Obamacare

"It's almost like he's more qualified for the job, you see, running the fake economy with fake dollars while the mainstream media distributes all the fake news."



April 28, 2011
By Mike Adams

The Birthers just don't know when to quit, do they? Now that the White House has released President Obama's birth certificate, the case is now closed, but they just won't stop ranting about it. Why are these birthers still complaining?

They claim the birth certificate document is a fake. Why does that matter? But of course the document is a fake. It's not "merely" fake; it's so fake that the whole thing has become an IQ test for figuring out how many people can be so easily fooled by a fake. If I turned in a document like this as part of an effort to get a home loan, for example, and I assembled it layer by layer with obvious cutting and pasting of numbers from multiple sources in order to fake my reported income levels, I would be guilty of a felony crime. At the very least, I would be laughed out of the room. "Are you kidding me? This is your best attempt at falsifying an income statement?" they would say. Even a high school kid with a scanner and Photoshop knows how to make a more convincing forgery than this...

But I ask the far more important question: Does it matter that it's a fake in the first place? Given that most of the U.S. government's job statistics are fake, and that the U.S. dollar is being counterfeited on a daily basis by the Fed, and that virtually the entire U.S. economy is built on fake "abundance" that's really just more debt spending... isn't it is some way actually more authentic to have a President at the helm who faked his birth certificate?  Read More

Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 248


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama Birth Certificate “Raises As Many Questions As It Answers”

"If you thought the birther controversy was finished, you ain’t seen nothing yet"


April 27, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson

Despite some political commentators insisting that the White House release of what it claims to be Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate represents the end of the “crazy birther fringe” movement, those who most fiercely pushed doubts surrounding the president’s eligibility are not convinced.

While presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump welcomed the release of the document, he was quick to cast suspicion as to why it took so long and if the certificate was even genuine.

Trump said it was “amazing” that the document surfaced “all of a sudden” after he had begun asking questions about the controversy, adding that the certificate should be analyzed to determine its authenticity.

Indeed, the Smoking Gun website has already compiled a list of inconsistencies found in the document, including asking, “If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document’s safety paper be so seamless?”

Meanwhile, World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah, who has been at the forefront of the birther movement, heavily promoting Jerome Corsi’s investigations into the matter along with his new book, Where’s The Birth Certificate?, reacted to the news by saying the birth certificate “raises as many questions as it answers”.

At the center of the storm is the argument about whether the fact that Obama’s father was born in Kenya, which is confirmed on the document released by the White House today, makes Obama ineligible to become president because he is not a “natural born citizen” of the United States.

“Some of the cases challenging Obama have explained that he was a dual citizen through his father at his birth, and they contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born citizens,” reports WND, meaning that the document released by the White House today could even lead to proving Obama’s ineligibility.

“The news media and the political establishment were quick to rush to judgment regarding Obama’s eligibility in 2008, without any basis. It would be a big mistake for everyone to jump to a conclusion now based on the release of this document, which raises as many questions as it answers,” Farah said today.

Some political commentators have hastily insisted that the release of the document means, “The “birther” movement is now dead as a political force,” a rush to judgment given the fact that the White House’s direct involvement now means the entire controversy will only continue to generate attention.

Since the American people have been habitually lied to about everything under the sun, with trust in government at an all time low, a PDF file put out directly by the Obama administration itself isn’t going to make the furore die down at all, and will only lead to claims that the document is a carefully crafted fake.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Levin explains gravity of what Obama is destroying




April 26, 2011
The Right Scoop

Levin took a moment to reflect on the gravity of what the Obama administration is trying to destroy, the uniqueness of America and why exactly it is so exceptional: 

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Bill Whittle uncovers significant parts of Obama’s history

Bill Whittle digs deep into Obama’s past

April 26, 2011
The Right Scoop

Bill Whittle in part one his new Firewall segment, The Enigma: Strange Bedfellows, dove deep into Obama’s past in an attempt to understand his character. Because as he puts it, “policies are actaully secondary. It’s character that really counts.”

We’re told Barack Obama’s history and character are somehow off-limits. But personal history makes character, and the character of the President of the United States is something we have a right to be interested in.

In Part 1 of this meticulously researched and and sourced series, Bill examines both the Dunhams and the Obamas — each steeped in Marxism and anti-Americanism and each a long, long way away from mainstream American culture.

Bill Whittle uncovers significant parts of Obama’s history that I’ve never heard before and this is only part one!

Van Jones Helping to Push 'Human' Rights for Mother Nature

Former Obama Czar Van Jones Behind UN Push to Grant Mother Nature Same Rights as Humans…


April 26, 2011

(Fox News) — Van Jones, the Obama administration’s controversial former “green jobs czar,” has found a new calling: helping to push for a new, global architecture of environmental law that would give Mother Nature the same rights status as humans.

The new movement is almost certain to be showcased at a U.N.-sponsored global summit on “sustainable development” to take place in Rio de Janeiro in May 2012, when similar issues of “global environmental governance” are a major focus of attention.

Jones is taking up the challenge as one of the newest board members of an obscure San Francisco New Age-style organization known as the Pachamama Alliance, which has been creating a global movement to make human rights for Mother Nature an international reality — complete with enforceable laws — by 2014. The Rio summit will create an important midpoint for that campaign.

Jones joined the alliance’s board last December, shortly after the organization announced creation of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature to carry the concept around the world—and install it not only in international law but in the statutes of communities and municipalities across the U.S.

He resigned from the administration in September 2009 after making public apologies for some of his past actions, including the signing of a 2004 petition that questioned whether the Bush administration had deliberately allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to happen, and his previous affiliation with a self-described communist organization, the Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).  Read More

Monday, April 25, 2011

Into The Economic Abyss

"We have indeed crossed the line between economic weakness and economic catastrophe. For those of you who have been asking when the final stage of the economic collapse will begin, that time has arrived."


April 25, 2011
By Brandon Smith

Over the past few years, mainstream analysts have shown a tenacious blind faith in the U.S. economy and the dollar that goes far beyond religion to the point of mindless cultism, so, when even they begin to question the future of American finance (as has been occurring more and more everyday), you know its time to worry. For those that have been following my work since 2007, the events of the past few months have not been a surprise at all, however, for those just waking up to the ongoing implosion of our fiscal infrastructure, the bubbling inflationary meltdown just over the horizon and the nightmare unfolding around our national debt is rather shocking. Living through a full spectrum catastrophe is, to say the least, confusing, especially when you have no idea where the whole thing began.

Until now, the mainstream media has provided nothing but economic fantasy for the masses. They have satiated the public with what amounts to financial toddler talk for helpless preschool minds averse to any research beyond their daily 15 minute sippy cup of New York Times, CNN, MSNBC or FOX cable news sound bites. I mean, have you ever actually stopped and read a Paul Krugman article more than once? Or listened carefully to an MSNBC economic piece? It’s like being violently accosted by a band of slobbering mental deficients with securitized ARM mortgages stuffed in their pants. Of course, fewer and fewer people are now buying what these hucksters are selling. With gasoline nearing $5 a gallon, grain prices doubling, and shelf prices beginning to skyrocket, it’s hard for even the most ignorant suburban schlep to remain oblivious to the problem anymore. We are no longer on the edge of the abyss; we have fallen into it head first…

I make this statement not for effect, not to startle people out of their apathy, not even to illustrate what “may” be coming around the bend in the near future. I make this statement as directly and sincerely as I know how; we have indeed crossed the line between economic weakness and economic catastrophe. For those of you who have been asking when the final stage of the economic collapse will begin, that time has arrived. Here is why… Read More

IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end


Commentary: China’s economy will surpass the U.S. in 2016



April 25, 2011
By Brett Arends
MarketWatch

BOSTON (MarketWatch) — The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed.

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.

And it’s a lot closer than you may think.

According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now.

Put that in your calendar.

It provides a painful context for the budget wrangling taking place in Washington, D.C., right now. It raises enormous questions about what the international security system is going to look like in just a handful of years. And it casts a deepening cloud over both the U.S. dollar and the giant Treasury market, which have been propped up for decades by their privileged status as the liabilities of the world’s hegemonic power.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Will It Be Goodbye for John Boehner?

"Americans are tired of the rhetoric and games from Republicans and Democrats. It is time to put our house in order, or to change the team in charge."



April 23, 2011

By Floyd Brown
4/22/11

John Boehner will be writing his own political obituary if he capitulates again to Barack Obama and raises the debt ceiling of the U.S. government.

Boehner says he wants to cut spending, but he will be exposed as a liar if he increases the debts currently smothering our economy. This issue is very clear, and Americans understand this crisis because so many of us have faced similar financial difficulties ourselves. We know what it means to have spent more than we can afford.

America cannot continue to feast on an orgy of credit and spending. Easy money given to the political establishment is the cause of the current crisis. George Bush spent more money than was prudent or necessary, and Barack Obama has doubled down. The debts are greater than $14 trillion. How much debt will be enough?

The scare-mongering by the media and power elites should be ignored. If we don’t extend the debt ceiling, America need not default on current debts. Quite the opposite is true. If we continue to increase our debts we are moving minute by minute closer to a future default. No debtor improves his situation by increasing borrowing.  Read More

Donald Trump Breaks Through the MSM Iron Curtain

"Trump has shown that direct confrontation with Obama is the best way forward in 2012"



April 23, 2011

By Fred Dardick
4/22/11

Billionaire Donald Trump may be a publicity junkie and questionable presidential material. Athough who am I to say, just look at what we got right now—but he makes for one awesome Obama attack dog. With the self assurance that only money, power and celebrity can buy, Trump has been knocking down the walls the main stream media have erected around the President to expose parts of his background that liberals would prefer never see the light of day.

Trump has raised the issue regarding Obama’s birth certificate from conspiracy theory to legitimate topic of conversation. Finally someone has destroyed the false MSM narrative that a “Certification of Live Birth” and a birth certificate are the same thing.

Last week Trump raised the stakes by attacking Obama over his real estate dealings with convicted Chicago slumlord Tony Rezko. While MSM reporters have been happily reporting the Trump birther issue, something they believe most Americans will just laugh away, they have not spent anywhere near the same energy publicizing Obama’s connections to Rezko, a story that could really hurt Obama should it become common knowledge.  Read More

1st Graders Taught the “Boycott Big Business” Song for Earth Day

“Don’t buy those plastic products on the supermarket shelf. Boycott, petition, let the big business know.”

April 23, 2011
By Jim Hoft
Gateway Pundit

Helen Caldicott Talks About the Horror of Fukushima

"Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and what we can expect. It ain’t pretty."

April 23, 2011
Infowars.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oath Keepers: Operation Sleeping Giant



















April 22, 2011
By Stewart Rhodes

Oath Keepers Operation Sleeping Giant: Awakening Veterans to Get off the U.S.S. Economic Titanic and Back Onboard the U.S.S. Constitution

Where We Are:















Where We Should Be:


















“The USS Constitution is still sitting right there, off the stern! She’s still sea-worthy, able to weather any storm. We need to jump off of this weak, fiat imitation of a system we have been conned into sailing for nearly a hundred years, and get back onboard with our Constitution.”

U.S.S. Economic Titanic has already hit the economic ice-berg and is sinking. Arguing over who should be the next captain is not going to save us. Even if we replaced the entire leadership staff, by firing all of Congress, that also won’t save us. Those who have served in the infantry know the old saying “embrace the suck,” which means to accept reality and deal with it. Well, we need to accept the reality that an economic collapse is coming, embrace the suck, and deal with it. As Patrick Henry said, it is better to know the worst, and provide for it, than to delude ourselves with false hope.

Frankly, we should be glad it is coming on our watch, so that we can clean up the mess we have allowed to happen, rather than leaving it to our children and grand-children to fix. As Thomas Paine said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Exactly. This is our watch, so let’s get it done so our children and grand-children may have peace and freedom.  Read More

Report: Bilderberg Wants Gas Prices at $7 a Gallon

"The elite planned to implode the artificially inflated housing bubble, create an economic crash, implement a global centralization of banking power, and use the crash as an excuse to call for world government."



April 22, 2011
By Kurt Nimmo

In a follow-up to his American Free Press article, veteran newspaper reporter and Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker told Alex Jones today that the globalists fully intend to launch a ground invasion of Libya and also jack up the price of gas to $7 per gallon. (See also: Kissinger Calls For US Ground Invasion Of Libya.)

“By the end of the year 2012,” Tucker told Jones, “they (the Bilderbergers and the elite) want us paying $7 a gallon for gasoline… what they want to do is bring the American standard of living down to the standard of the so-called third world… they want the whole world to have the same standard of living.”

In 2007, Jose Barroso, president of the European Commission and a Bilderberg member, called for a “post-industrial revolution” under the guise of eliminating so-called greenhouse gases. The failed 2009 Copenhagen climate summit was an effort to impose a lower standard of living on the United States and much of the Western world.

In order to usher in the a new feudal society and implement authoritarian control over humanity, the global elite must slash the standard of living across the board. They plan to this through the United Nations and Agenda 21 and demands for “sustainable development.”  Read More

TSA VIPR Squads Roam Florida Train Stations

"TSA is clearly engaged in a total takeover of society and plans to have its agents searching, patting down, scanning and harassing Americans at all levels of society."

April 22, 2011
By Steve Watson

Squads of TSA agents conducted random searches and patrols at a train station in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday in yet another example of the expansion of TSA Tyranny beyond the nation’s airports.

“Hoping to keep terrorists and others off-guard Transportation Security Administration conducted what it calls a random ‘Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Operation’ on Thursday morning at the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station.”, reports WPTV news.



As we have documented, VIPR teams are now occupying America in the name of “security,” having expanded from airports, to train stations, highways and street corners.  Read More

Big Sis Backs Six-Year-Old’s TSA Gropedown

"Pushes biometric ID cards on the back of public outrage"


April 22, 2011
By Steve Watson

Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano, otherwise known as ‘Big Sis’, has backed the TSA’s recent actions in conducting and enhanced pat-down on a six year old girl, while simultaneously suggesting that biometric ID cards could be introduced as a viable alternative.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week, Napolitano addressed the incident that occurred recently at New Orleans International airport, where that parents of Anna Drexel captured video of a TSA agent thoroughly frisking their daughter, including inside her pants.

“Nobody likes to see those kinds of things… even though it was done professionally according to the protocols,” Napolitano said.

“But, what TSA is doing is reexamining those protocols all the time. It’s all in relation to threat – what is the threat? And one of the things we do see is if you categorically remove a group from any type of screening, well those who seek to do us harm will then exploit that group. So you have to be very careful on how you do it”. she added.

So Big Sis is seriously suggesting that if toddlers and children are not treated as potential terror threats then they will become useful tools for terrorists. The TSA is groping children in order to protect them from terrorists.  Read More

Levin: This damn government so out of control it’s disgusting!

"It's Crooked Through and Through!"



April 21, 2011
The Right Scoop

Politico reports today that Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen is suing the FEC to disclose anonymous donors that contributed to independent groups which in turn supported mostly Republicans:

Levin says this is nothing more than an attempt for the Obama administration to bully those who stand against him and his statist policies, by taking away any federal contracts they may have and giving them to more friendly organizations. They claim it’s in the name of transparency but we know better.

Levin emphatically states “this damn government is so out of control it’s not even funny. It’s disgusting!”

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Government Wants Your Taxes

Tax The Rich? 14 Facts You May Want To Consider



April 22, 2011
The American Dream

Class warfare in the United States is heating up again.  As the overall economic pie shrinks, the poor are being taught to go after the rich and the rich are being taught that the poor are a threat.  Lately, the calls to "tax the rich" have grown louder than ever.  As thousands more American families fall into poverty every single day, and as U.S. government debt continues to soar, many are touting higher taxes on the wealthy as the solution to all of our problems.  But is that what we really want to do?  Will it actually solve our economic and financial problems as a nation?  If you don't have much money, it can sound very appealing when politicians say that they want to "tax the rich".  But unfortunately, things are just not that simple. Read More

Obama: We Can't Let the Rich 'Relax and Count Their Money'

Obama: Deficit reduction must keep alive the American dream

April 22, 2011

By the CNN Wire Staff
April 21, 2011

Military Surge in Afghanistan Launches Reign of Terror

"The U.S. war in Afghanistan is a terrorist enterprise. By employing these tactics of terror, the Pentagon seeks to force Afghan peasants to end their resistance to foreign occupation."


April 22, 2011
Global Research
By Brian Becker

“You can’t just convince them through projects and goodwill,” another Marine officer said. “You have to show up at their door with two companies of Marines and start killing people. That’s how you start convincing them.”

This was the comment made by a Marine officer to the Washington Post for its April 16 story about “signs of progress” for President Obama’s surge strategy in southern Afghanistan.

The officer was discussing how the U.S. strategy succeeded in the signing of a security pact between elders of the Alikozai area in southern Afghanistan and the U.S.-backed Karzai government.

Many hundreds of young men from the Alikozai area were killed in an onslaught by U.S./NATO troops in months leading up the agreement, according to the Washington Post account.

“We started stacking bodies like cordwood,” said an officer in Sangin, who like other Marines asked for anonymity to speak frankly. “And they came to a point where they said, ‘Holy [expletive], there aren’t that many of us left.’ ”

The Washington Post is an enthusiastic supporter of the expanding war in Afghanistan. The newspaper editorial policy insists that the war is necessary for an improvement in the lives of average Afghans. 
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Bilderberg Insider: Kissinger Pushing For US Ground Invasion Of Libya

"Globalists want protracted war to last through 2012"


April 22, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson

Despite the fact that the United States is embroiled in three major conflicts and can barely service its own gigantic debt, with Standard and Poor this week indicating the US will soon lose its triple-A credit rating, top globalist and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently told fellow elitists at three different globalist confabs that the US needs to launch a ground invasion of Libya and keep the war running for at least another year.

According to veteran Bilderberg journalist Jim Tucker, whose sources have proven routinely accurate in leaking discussion topics shared by globalists at their regular meetings, Kissinger gave almost the exact same speech at three different conferences over the past two weeks, firstly during an April 8-10 get-together at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, then at an Aspen Institute session on “Values and Diplomacy” at the National Cathedral, and finally during the Bretton Woods II conference in New Hampshire.  Read More

Union Bosses Admit to Overriding US Law & Sovereignty

‘Forget About the Law’: "Union Bosses & White House Advisors Bob Park & Rich Trumka Admit They Are Overriding US Law & Sovereignty With the International Labor Movement"


April 22, 2011
The Blaze


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Allen West: Obama’s ‘Third World Dictator-Like Arrogance’

Congressman Allen ‘Awesome’ West: “The Truth Needs to Be Said”

Obama’s ‘Third World Dictator-Like Arrogance’ isn’t helping this country. And I’m not backing-off.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Damning New Study: Eco Bulbs Cause Cancer

"Americans will be forced to use CFLs that contain poisonous carcinogens after government ban on traditional light bulb begins to take effect in January."


April 20, 2011
By Joseph Watson

A damning new study conducted by German scientists has found that so-called energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be “kept as far away as possible from the human environment,” but Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year.

“German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when the environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were switched on, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene,” reports the London Telegraph.

The study, conducted by Peter Braun at the Berlin’s Alab Laboratory, led the scientists involved to warn that the bulbs should only be used sparingly, in areas with good ventilation, and “definitely not in the proximity of the head,” due to the danger of the electrical smog the bulbs generate impacting human health.

That’s going to cause difficulties for Americans who will be forced to buy the bulbs following a government ban on traditional incandescent lighting that comes into effect on January 1, 2012.  Read More

Students Create Vehicle That Gets 760 MPG


Individual...Independent...Creative Thinking Will Lead The Way 

April 20, 2011
By Scott Baker

Driving more than 700 miles on single gallon fuel sounds pretty good with gas prices inching towards four dollars a gallon.

Some Southern Minnesota high school students created a vehicle that gets about 760.

The Alden-conger “Super Mileage” Team just returned from a trip to Texas.

They competed against colleges and universities from all over North America, and took home second place in the ethanol division.

New Book Claims to Show ‘Obama is Not Eligible to be President’

The details and the content at this point are shaky. But for now, there’s buzz surrounding a new book claiming to show “Obama is not eligible to be president.”


April 20, 2011
The Blaze
By Jonathon M. Seidl

That claim is part of the subtitle of a new supposed expose by James R. Corsi called, “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.”

It’s utterly devastating,” a source close to the publisher told the Drudge Report. “Obama may learn things he didn’t even know about himself!”

The book isn’t due out until next month, but it already has a page on Amazon.com. It’s allegedly the produce of years of research.

“When Donald Trump said he sent PIs to Hawaii to get to the bottom of all this, he meant this book,” an insider claimed to Drudge.

Recently, prominent conservatives have started to brush aside the “birther” talk. Glenn Beck, who has been speaking out against the movement since 2009, told his radio listeners last month, “Stop with the damn birth certificate!”


'MISSING RECORDS IN HAWAII, MISSING RECORDS IN KENYA, MISSING RECORDS IN INDONESIA'...

BOOK TO REVEAL OBAMA'S 'TRUE' IDENTITY?
Wed Apr 20 2011 10:35:52 ET

**Exclusive**

This year's high stakes publishing project quietly went to press this week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

After years of research and digging by the nation's top private investigators, here it comes:

"WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President."

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The street date is a LONG month away, and author Jerome Corsi, the man who torpedoed John Kerry's presidential dreams with SWIFT BOAT, has gone underground and is holding his new findings thisclose.

"It's utterly devastating," reveals a source close to the publisher. "Obama may learn things he didn't even know about himself!"

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Does Corsi definitively declare the location of Obama's birth?

Will the president's attorneys attempt to interfere with the book's distribution? [The publisher vows to vigorously fight any legal action that may be taken.]

Will the book finally -- once and for all -- put an end to the growing controversy?

Or will it just ignite new ones!?

"When Donald Trump said he sent PIs to Hawaii to get to the bottom of all this, he meant this book," declares an insider.

[THE CASE ranked #1,341 on AMAZON's hitparade late Wednesday morning.]

Developing...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

G. Edward Griffin: The Collectivist Conspiracy

"Pointing out how Republicans and Democrats agree on the most important topics, such as US foreign policy, endless wars in the Middle East, and the dominance of the private banking system over the economy, Griffin lays out how the left-right hoax is used to steer the destiny of America."

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.tv
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In this exclusive 80 minute video interview for Prison Planet.tv subscribers, legendary conspiracy author G. Edward Griffin explains how his research, which spans no less than 5 decades, has revealed a banking elite obsessed with enforcing a world government under a collectivist model that will crush individualism and eventually institute martial law as a response to the inevitable backlash that will be generated as a result of a fundamental re-shaping of society.

Griffin discusses the similarities between the extreme left and the extreme right in the false political paradigm and how this highlights a recurring theme – collectivism. Collectivism is the opposite of individualism and believes that the interests of the individual must be sacrificed for the greater good of the greater number, explains Griffin, uniting the doctrines of communism and fascism. Both the Republican and Democrat parties in the United States are committed to advancing collectivism and this is why the same policies are followed no matter who is voted in to the White House.

“All collectivist systems eventually deteriorate into a police state because that’s the only way you can hold it together,” warns Griffin.  Read More

We are in a financial no-man's land

"The myth of government is breaking down around the world. For those with 20-20 vision, the Emperor is already seen sans clothes."



April 19, 2011
It's All Coming Apart
By Monty Pelerin

Despite Government propaganda and manipulated statistics to the contrary, our economy continues to deteriorate. For every "green shoot" highlighted by the Government and its lackey media, multiple contra-examples are cited by independent analysts.

To continue to deny reality risks credibility. Perhaps that is why S&P, arguably a sock-puppet of Wall Street, on Monday made its announcement regarding the financial condition of the US. As reported by the Wall Street Journal:

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Inc. cut its outlook on the U.S. to negative, increasing the likelihood of a potential downgrade from its triple-A rating, as the path from large budget deficits and rising government debt remains unclear.

Fitch and Moody's have not yet seen fit to change their ratings. Preservation of the little credibility the ratings agencies have left will force them to follow in the course of time.

The S&P judgment was as unexpected as a terminally-diagnosed patient finally reaching his final destination. Reaction by the political class to the "death" is likely to be characterized by the Claude Rains gambit: "I'm shocked, shocked!" How could anyone have seen this coming? Actually, the only surprise is why S&P waited so long to report on the obvious and why it didn't also remove the Triple A credit-rating of US debt. That downgrade of debt will follow eventually. Apparently S&P doesn't want to pronounce a corpse dead until it is put into the ground.  Read More

Stewart Rhodes And Brandon Smith At Nullify Now

Make private free market commerce a reality



April 19, 2011

By Brandon Smith
4/18/11

I had an amazing time surrounded by brilliant liberty minded people in Austin and Dallas over the past week. The word on Alt-Market is spreading fast, most especially due to the help of Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers, the Nullify Now team and Michael Bolden (who all know the Constitution like the backs of their hands), and Alex Jones of Infowars.com, who has inspired the movement for many years, and generously brought me on his show to share the Alt-Market idea with millions. Below is an audience video of the joint speech Stewart and I made at Nullify Now. More videos, including an extended studio interview with Alex Jones, will be available soon.

Let’s keep moving forward, maintain our precious momentum, and make private free market commerce a reality, before time runs out…



For A Free Future,

Brandon Smith

Common Sense and the Usurper Obama...Hypocracy, Arrogance & Contempt

A conspiracy of silence about Obama’s ineligibility

"We now know that our political elite and the MSM do not care about the Constitution. They only care about maintaining their power and privilege.

If they are deaf to the voice of the people, then we, the people, must take up the fight as our own."


April 19, 2011

By Lawrence Sellin
4/18/2011

Thomas Paine was an author and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is best known for the widely-read and influential pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America’s independence from Great Britain.

So effective was Paine in eliciting patriotic fervor that John Adams said “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”

The quotes you will read below are those of revolutionary intellectual Thomas Paine.

Barack Hussein Obama has never been eligible for the presidency because he does not meet the requirements of natural born citizenship according to the Constitution i.e. someone born in the US of citizen parents at the time of birth.

“It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt.”

It is not the responsibility the American people to prove that he is not eligible, but for Obama to prove that he is.

“We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.”

There continues to be a conspiracy of silence about Obama’s ineligibility among the political elite and the main stream media (MSM). They know the Constitution has been violated. Either they lack the courage or the integrity to speak the truth.

“It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.”  Read More

Who's Obama'a Daddy: Trump is asking the wrong question

"NATURAL BORN FOLLOWS THE NATURAL BIRTH FATHER"




April 19, 2011
By J.B. Williams
NewsWithViews.com

Why is Trump asking where the birth certificate is when Obama has already admitted to not being a natural born citizen of the United States?

The Founders borrowed the term natural born citizen from the international treatise known as the Law of Nations, which appears in the U.S. Constitution under Article I and the enumerated powers of congress to enforce violations against the Law of Nations.

To be a natural born citizen of the United States, one must be the blood offspring of a father who was at the time of birth, a legal U.S. citizen. Emerich de Vattel wrote in 1758, the following definition of natural born citizen and every member of the U.S. Supreme Court know this definition well… it’s not at all complicated.

1) natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.
2) those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.
3) The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens
4) in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.

Forget “where’s the birth certificate”

The proper question is – WHO’S YOUR DADDY?  Read More

Monday, April 18, 2011

America is nearing a checkmate scenario...Stop playing by the rules















GETTING OFF THE GLOBALIST CHESSBOARD: AN INTRODUCTION


April 18, 2011

By Stewart Rhodes and Brandon Smith
4-17-11

By Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers
and Brandon Smith of the Alternative Market Project

To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt. There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics. Working within the system has earned us no quarter, and frankly, no results. Our only recourse (and, frankly, the best recourse all along) is to STOP relying on the rules of their game, and to walk away from the chess board completely.

Globalization is essentially just another word for centralization, and the key to centralizing any system is to remove all options until the masses are completely and utterly dependent upon a single dominant paradigm. Globalists have deceived many Americans into believing that centralization is a “natural” process - that their game is indeed the only one in town. The widespread acceptance of the fiat monetary system is a perfect example of the average person’s unfortunate lack of economic flexibility. Only recently, in the face of dollar devaluation and complete financial collapse have many finally begun to question the legitimacy of a single brittle and corrupt economic structure. American politics are no different.

The elites have conned us into thinking that the only possible “solution” to where we are is federal elections, which only vote in new puppets for the puppet masters to manipulate in an illusory shell game. We have been tricked into thinking we are free because we come together from time to time to select our rulers.

But of course, this country was not founded as a democracy, but as a Constitutional Republic, and in such a Republic as ours, liberty is not just about “kicking the bums out” every few years only to vote a new set of bums into Congress, as the globalists would have us think. Federal elections are just one small part of it. The Founders intended us to be active, sovereign citizens, in strong communities and strong, sovereign states, and that is about far, far more than merely voting.

But because the globalists – with the aid of complicit domestic counterparts - have been able to capture our education system, our media, our political system, and our legal system, they have succeeded in dumbing us down and duping us into thinking that all other mechanisms for constraining power have been removed from the table. In fact, we have been convinced that all of the other fundamental institutions of our republic– aside from voting - are illegitimate, or even criminal.

The Founders gave us a dual sovereignty republic. That means states are as much sovereign within their sphere as the national government is within its sphere, with a national government of limited, enumerated, and divided powers. As our Tenth Amendment makes clear, “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

In Federalist 45, James Madison (widely considered the ‘father of the Constitution”) promised the American people that:

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.

Clearly the design of the Founders’ has been turned on its head. With the aid of complicit judges – which Thomas Jefferson called a “corps of sappers and miners” – who willfully misinterpret the Commerce Clause to grant Congress the power to regulate literally anything, we now have a ruling class who will admit of no restraints on national power with a national government of nearly unlimited de facto powers, grown like a metastasizing cancer far beyond the bounds of anything foreseen by even the most skeptical of Anti-Federalists from the Founding era. All actual, physical and structural powers of any real meaning – legislative, military, legal, law enforcement, and economic – are consolidated in the hands of the federal government. On top of this, they have grafted a hydra-like overlay of international law and international unelected agencies and untouchable international “officials” that are also being imposed up us by means of treaties, executive partnerships (such as the supposedly now defunct Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, now being revitalized by the Obama Administration) and other constitutionally dubious mechanisms.

While we are distracted with elections, they are planning the destruction of the dollar, the collapse of our economy, the final destruction of our sovereignty, and the total absorption of our entire system into the vapid body of an unaccountable global government.

This is why we must stop playing by their “rules,” must get off of their artificial chess board, and instead play by the rules of our Constitution. This means taking power into our own hands as individuals, communities, counties, and states.

To do this, Neithercorp Press, the Alternative Market Project, and Oath Keepers are working together to focus on concrete solutions that can be applied by the average American in their day-to-day lives, in both the private and public spheres. In the limited time we have left, we urge Americans to focus on the following four key strategies (arranged in order of priority of needs):  Read More

Detroit Tragedy Morphing Into National Tragedy

At some point, our educational, medical and welfare systems will collapse either financially or sociologically. Historians will call it the “Tragedy of America.”



April 18, 2011

By HaroldFrosty Wooldridge
4/18/2011

The piece I wrote on the tragedy of Detroit, Michigan, originally published at NewsWithViews.com, on October 5, 2009. It has circulated around the Internet and over to Europe and Australia for the past two years.

At the time, Detroit had dropped from 1.85 million residents to a paltry 912,000 people. In the Denver Post last week, the U.S. Census report showed that Detroit declined further to 712,000 people. Unfortunately, an incredible percentage of them live on welfare. The city has been overrun with legal and illegal immigrants and features 90 percent minorities.

Readers send me letters asking me how we can turn it around. How do we change Detroit and many other cities inside the USA from suffering the same fate?  Read More

“Obama Has Failed to Prove His Eligibility”

April 18, 2011
By Jim Hoft

“All he had to do is just answer some questions and show his document…”


Rep. Michele Bachmann told told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro last night that Barack Obama has failed to prove his eligibility. She also said she would bring her birth certificate with her to the first debate.
World Net Daily reported:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says President Obama has neglected to clearly demonstrate he’s eligible to hold his office, and says it would be simple for him to do so.  Read More

Stocks Tumble as S&P Downgrades U.S. Debt Outlook to ‘Negative’

S&P Cuts U.S. Credit Ratings to Negative…


April 18, 2011
By Steve Goldstein

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Standard & Poor's cut its ratings outlook on the U.S. to negative from stable while keeping its Triple-A rating on the world's largest economy. "More than two years after the beginning of the recent crisis, U.S. policymakers have still not agreed on how to reverse recent fiscal deterioration or address longer-term fiscal pressures," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Nikola G. Swann. U.S. stock futures plunged on the news, with Dow industrial futures falling 167 points.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Radial Islamist groups gaining stranglehold in Egypt

The rapid spread of Muslim political parties ahead of September's parliamentary elections has strengthened fears that Egyptian democracy will be dominated by radical Islamic movements.



April 17, 2011
By Damien McElroy

The military-led government already faces accusations that it is bowing to the surge in support for the Muslim movements, something that David Cameron warned of in February when he said Egyptian democracy would be strongly Islamic.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, warned on Sunday that the direction of Egyptian politics was anti-Israeli. He told diplomats last week that Egyptian officials – including Nabil al-Arabi, the foreign minister – were pandering to political militants by branding Israel as the "enemy".

"I am very concerned over some of the voices we've been hearing from Egypt recently," Mr Netanyahu said. "I'm especially concerned over the current Egyptian foreign minster's statements."  Read More

Egypt: Senior Muslim Brotherhood Leader Says They Want to Establish an Islamic State…


EGYPT — Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to apply Islamic legislation and establish Islamic rule. His remarks rattled the leaders of several political parties, who said the statements, which were at odds with the concept of a civil state, would worry liberals.

The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to suspend its dialogue with the group after additional Brotherhood leaders said it was seeking to implement Islamic Sharia and declare Egypt an Islamic state, church sources said. The sources said the Brotherhood is trampling over the principles of equality and citizenship, and that its rhetoric changed after the 25 January revolution to adopt the language of the toppled regime.

Al-Masry Al-Youm has learned that as a result of the controversy, the church abandoned its intention to invite the group’s leaders to attend Easter celebrations.

Anba Bassanti, bishop of Helwan and Maasara, gave church head Pope Shenouda III the prerogative to respond and declined to comment on the Brotherhood leaders’ remarks.

Meanwhile, Abdel Maseeh Baseet, the pastor of the Church of Saint Marie in Mostorod, said he was unsurprised to hear the statements, which he believes represents the Brotherhood’s true intentions. “This way of thinking is rejected both locally and internationally. The world is not ready for a Taliban-style state,” he said.

Income Isn’t “Distributed,” It’s Earned

"In the real world, every dollar redistributed by government must first be removed from the private productive sector via taxes or borrowing."




April 17, 2011

By Timothy H. Lee
4/14/2011

Of all the canards nurtured by liberals, perhaps the most corrosive is their persistent reference to income as “distributed” or “taken.”

What explains that bizarre mindset? It’s as if liberals believe in some sort of mystical, heartless roulette wheel in the sky that arbitrarily “distributes” cash from a massive pile to various powerless dependents.

But that isn’t how it works. Wealth isn’t “distributed.” It is earned. And if someone wants more of it, then nobody is stopping them from going out and actually earning it instead of wailing that they want more “distributed” to them.

Of course, the entire fallacy serves a dual role for liberals. It simultaneously clouds their understanding of basic economic principles, while also serving as a tool to advance their grievance agenda. Stated differently, it leads them to pursue counterproductive social policies, and it in turn constitutes a tool to mislead others into supporting those policies.  Read More

Obama: IT’S THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER STUPID!

The REAL STORY -- the Fraudulent Social Security Number -- An Exclusive T-Room Interview w/Private Investigator, Susan Daniels




April 17, 2011

By Helen Tansey
4/15/2011

The Obama nativity scavenger hunt continues to capture the attention of many citizens here in the US, as well as abroad, but what is flying under the radar, and cannot be disputed, is Obama’s use of a Social Security Number (SSN) issued in the spring of 1977 with it first appearing on his Selective Service Registration of which he applied on September 4, 1980. There are serious problems with this SSN with the first being it appears to have been originally assigned to another individual born in 1890, and secondly, when verified using several Social Security Administration verifying databases it is rejected as “NOT FOUND IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY INDEX” and finally it is a Connecticut issued SSN; a state in which Obama was not living in at the age of 15. This SSN has been tied to Obama’s State Senate and US Senate offices and his private residents, as well as land line phone numbers since coming stateside to attend Occidental College in California.

Now that Donald Trump has crowned himself a “birther” he too is making it abundantly clear to any and all who will dare listen that the digital Certification of Live Birth (COLB) is meaningless, because it is and always has been, but he needs to widen his scope of interest to include the oddities permeating around the President’s Social Security Number. For nearly two years now, the SSN peculiarities have percolated just below the dubious Certification of Live Birth, and it it has yet to bubble up to the top as being more significant in undoing the fabricated tale Bill Ayers wove together in Obama’s two autobiographies. 
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Rancher tells Congress the way it really is down at the border

"We live with weapons near our bed, at the doors, in our vehicles and attached to our saddles."



April 17, 2011

Hugh Holub
4/16/2011

Testimony of James K. Chilton Jr. With regard to The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act

Submitted to the United States House of Representatives – a joint hearing of the Natural Resources Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee

April 15, 2011

My name is Jim Chilton. I am a 5th generation Arizona rancher. My address is Box 423, 17691 W. Chilton Ranch Road, Arivaca, Arizona 85601. Arivaca is approximately 55 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona in native mesquite and oak grassland grazed for over 300 years since the explorer priest Fr. Kino brought cattle ranching to the area. The north end of our 50,000-acre ranch is adjacent to the town of Arivaca. The ranch continues south to the international border with Mexico. The ranch includes private property, State School Trust land, three federal grazing permits within the Coronado National Forest and a private land farm.

We have been in the cattle business in Arizona for over 125 years preserving our western ranching customs, culture and heritage dating back to our pioneering ancestors who settled in Arizona Territory in the 1880’s. Our multi-generational responsibility has given us a long-term view of the necessity to be excellent stewards of the grasslands and water resources we respectfully manage in Arizona. The Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association presented me with the Cattleman of the Year award in 2002.

However, we are challenged by the fact that 4 miles of the southern boundary of our ranch is the international border. The border is not signed or marked and consists of a five-strand barbed wire fence similar to most ranch fences. Our ranch house and headquarters are located 19 miles from the border. We have been burglarized twice by drug packers on their way back to Mexico. Our losses have been great and our sense of security in our own country has been severely damaged. We live with weapons near our bed, at the doors, in our vehicles and attached to our saddles.  Read More

Arpaio Launches ‘Operation Desert Sky’


April 17, 2011

By Dan Weil
4/15/2011
Source …..

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has shown himself to be a vigilant fighter against illegal immigration and border crime. And two weeks ago, he launched his own air campaign against illegal immigrants and drug criminals, The New York Times reports.

Sheriff Joe has formed what he calls his own air force — 30 private planes that scope out illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. His name for the effort: Operation Desert Sky. Private pilots already have started flying over central Arizona on reconnaissance missions for Sheriff Joe’s deputies.

The air defense hasn’t sparked any arrests yet, but Sheriff Joe says it will act as a deterrent. “The president may have a no-fly zone over Libya, but there will never be a no-fly zone over my area,” Sheriff Joe told The Times. “That’s a good line, isn’t it?”

Radiation levels have risen dramatically in seawater near the stricken Fukushima

"Radiation levels in seawater at crippled Fukushima plant jump 6,500 times above legal limit ahead of new 5.9 earthquake"


April 17, 2011
UK Daily Mail

Radiation levels have risen dramatically in seawater near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, sparking fears of a new leak, according to the country’s government.

The announcement came ahead of a fresh 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the Kanto region, in the eastern part of the country on Saturday morning.

Ironically the new quake hit hours after the country’s nuclear safety agency ordered plant operators to beef up their quake alert systems to prevent a recurrence of the previous nuclear crisis.

There were no reports of damage from the earthquake, and there was no risk of a tsunami similar to the one that struck the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

Since the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 knocked out the nuclear plant’s cooling systems, workers have been spraying massive amounts of water on the overheated reactors.  Read More

Globalist War Machine Fixates on Syria

Syria told to yield to “peaceful” arsonists or suffer Libya’s fate.


April 17, 2011
By Tony Cartalucci

With the war in Libya set only to expand, the precedent of attacking a sovereign nation based on unverified reports, to then assist foreign funded, armed insurrection is already being used to lay the groundwork for a similar campaign against Syria. The “Libyan Precedent” was already an articulated doctrine within the corporate-financier think-tanks long before Joe Lieberman and Nicolas Sarkozy began parroting it in speeches and interviews.

In a February 26, 2011 Brookings Institute report titled, “Libya’s Test of the New International Order,” the intervention in Libya was described as “a test that the international community has to pass.” Failure would “shake further the faith of the people’s region in the emerging international order and the primacy of international law.” Succeeding, the report would go on to say, would “demonstrably draw a line in the sand to deter other Arab autocrats who resort to attacking their people rather than dialogue and genuine reforms.” Of course by reforms, Brookings means integration into the “international system” its corporate-financier sponsorship lords over.

In late March after bombing began in Libya, Sarkozy of France would echo Brookings’ sentiments stating, “Every ruler should understand, and especially every Arab ruler should understand that the reaction of the international community and of Europe will from this moment on each time be the same: we will be on the side of peaceful protesters who must not be repressed with violence.” He would go on to say there is a “new post-UNSC 1973 model of “world governance.”"  Read More