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Saturday, January 31, 2015

ALEC: a Taxpayer-Funded Foundation Neocon Corporatist Cabal with State Politicians as Officers, Trustees & Directors


 

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Published by Charleston Voice, 05.09.12

Not only should ALEC have their IRS tax-exempt charter withdrawn, but likewise for their enemies, "Common cause", for instance, as well as all other "charities..... churches, synagogues & mosques included. Are your state elected reps on the list? See ALEC's tax filing Form 990. See the corporate membership list posted by "Source Watch"., a project of the tax-exempt Center for Media & Democracy which describes its charity as "receiving substantial funds from a government unit." CMD is closely aligned with leftist Amy Goodman's DemocracyNow, also a tax-exempt entity.


If Rand Paul Is So Pro Sovereignty, Why Does He Want to Prioritize the Globalists’ TPP?

Sir Dr. Ron, are you punishing your countrymen by throwing your son onto us? He is shameful. If this is a scheme to get him elected we're not in approval. Needs more detention time behind the woodshed.

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This is a question for those among us who still believe that America can be “saved” by voting.

If you’ve already figured out a long time ago that both sides of the aisle are thoroughly corrupt, bought out puppets for banks and megacorporations, then you don’t even have to read this article unless you just want to see further proof than Rand Paul is exactly just such a puppet.

Protesters recently disrupted a senate hearing over the fast-tracking of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), waving banners that said things like “TPP FAST TRACK — JOB KILLING ACT” and screaming things like, “they’re going to ship more of our jobs overseas and lower our wages!!!”

NAFTA already helped facilitate a lot of that and we’ve been in a steady decline ever since. The TPP is NAFTA on steroids.
People are getting angry, restless. As the obscene wealth gap in this country continues to widen and the puppet masters running the show continue to clamp down on the plebs, this situation is only going to get worse for the majority of us.
The TPP, if you aren’t familiar, is no less than an all-out assault on our national sovereignty.

But I’m not the only one saying that. Here’s a summation from William F. Jasper of The New American:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as it is called, is an all-out assault on our national sovereignty. It would unconstitutionally transfer legislative powers from the U.S. Congress, our state legislatures, and our city and county governments to multi-national corporations and unaccountable international bureaucrats at the World Trade Organization, or WTO. Incredibly, it also would transfer judicial powers from our federal and state courts — which are bad enough — to globalist TPP judges at regional tribunals and the WTO. It would also confer huge advantages on foreign businesses and large multinationals, while at the same time putting companies that operate here in America — especially small and medium-sized enterprises — at a competitive disadvantage. American businesses would remain shackled by the regulations of EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc. while their foreign competitors could operate here unimpeded by those same strictures.
Like the infamous NAFTA trade agreement passed in the ’90s, the TPP would usher in another wave of outsourcing, as the remaining manufacturing and technology bases would be given incentives to move to Pacific Rim countries, resulting in millions more American job losses. [emphasis added]
Hm. That doesn’t sound very good for the average American, does it? The elite behind it, however, who are pushing us all toward a New World Order, are rubbing their grimy little hands (hooves) together with glee at this.

By the way, it was crafted by these megacorporations and their lobbyists and interests in secret. The text wasn’t even allowed to be read by anyone (including Congress) until WikiLeaks leaked it all back in January 2014. Surely it’s been amended since.

Jasper also talks about how this is essentially working toward, what else? Global “governance” through a breakdown of control into “regional governance”:
The TPP and TTIP should be of special concern to Americans, since, as we shall detail presently, the authors and promoters of these agreements admit that they deal with far more than trade and have been designed to drag the United States into “regional governance” on a host of issues. The architects of the TPP and TTIP are virtually unanimous in their head-over-heels praise of, and support for, the political and economic merger taking place in the European Union (EU). The once-sovereign nations of Europe have been tricked, bribed, and browbeaten into yielding control over almost every aspect of their lives to globalist banking and corporate elites and their bureaucratic servitors in Brussels.
Just for icing on the crap cake that is this trade agreement, here’s a video from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about how the TPP is the “biggest threat to the Internet you’ve probably never heard of.”
The TPP is just more corporatist, globalist b.s. that will hasten our nation’s demise. Period.

Then again, that’s what free trade agreements have traditionally been. They are anything but “free” — more like sweetheart crony capitalist deals for select megacorporations (you know, the ones that essentially own all of our politicians in this country) under the guise of foreign policy which will further screw America over in a multitude of ways including killing even more of our jobs and widening the wealth gap even more.

In breaking down the specifics of the TPP’s dangers, Aaron Dykes over at Truthstream Media sums up these globalization tools well:
Globalization agreements, including the likes of GATT, WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA and other multilateral treaties, establish more than just trade between nations. Their deconstruction of trade barriers and tariffs are touted for creating cheaper goods, but often criticized for hurting farmers, small businesses, home-based industries, environmental factors and workers.
And the list, as it usually does, goes on and on.

SO THEN, if Rand Paul is really so pro freedom and national sovereignty as he claims, WHY then is he seen here giving a speech just a few months ago (which just so happened to coincide with the TPP ministerial meeting conducted October 19-24 in Sydney, Australia) urging Obama to prioritize the TPP by the year’s end?
Gee is it…because he’s another controlled opposition PUPPET?

That last question is rhetorical. There’s only one clear cut answer and I already know what it is.

But I’m not the only one. More people are catching on that this whole federal election game is totally rigged and no one even gets into the game unless they are selected. Because our presidents are all selected these days, not elected. Voting is just a stage show to make the American public (read: plebs) feel included when they cast a ballot between two false choices which will inevitably keep the oligarchy status quo as usual.

It was bad enough when Rand was just paling around with George P. Bush and going to secret powerbroker meetings with “Bush’s Brain” Karl Rove up on Mackinac Island… but this?


It’s treasonous. I wonder what his dad thinks.

Rand’s brand of fake tea party libertarian lite only fools people who are half asleep or are so desperate for hope and change they will lie to themselves. Hope and change didn’t work so well last time, did it? Well, it’s all fake “hope and change,” every four years. Stop buying it. Only people who don’t vote, as George Carlin would say, have a right to complain here.

Please wake up. We can’t vote our way out of this, America. The country is too far gone.

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Murders by Rulers Series: The Clinton's Body Count *incl. video*

Ether Zone  Here is the latest body count that we have. All of these people have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another. We have not included any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date. This list is current and accurate to the best of our knowledge as of January 13, 1999 August 1, 2000.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us”


Ukraine’s top general is contradicting allegations by the Obama Administration and by his own Ukrainian Government, by saying that no Russian troops are fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces in the formerly Ukrainian, but now separatist, area, where the Ukrainian civil war is being waged.

Here is a screen-print of a google-chrome auto-translation of that statement:
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The Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, General Viktor Muzhenko, is saying, in that news-report, which is dated on Thursday January 29th, that the only Russian citizens who are fighting in the contested region, are residents in that region, or of Ukraine, and also some Russian citizens (and this does not deny that perhaps some of other countries’ citizens are fighting there, inasmuch as American mercenaries have already been noted to have been participating on the Ukrainian Government’s side), who “are members of illegal armed groups,” meaning fighters who are not paid by any government, but instead are just “individual citizens” (as opposed to foreign-government-paid ones). General Muzhenko also says, emphatically, that the “Ukrainian army is not fighting with the regular units of the Russian army.”

In other words: He is explicitly and clearly denying the very basis for the EU’s sanctions against Russia, and for the U.S.’s sanctions against Russia: all of the sanctions against Russia are based on the falsehood that Ukraine is fighting against “the regular units of the Russian army” — i.e., against the Russian-Government-controlled-and-trained fighting forces.

The allegation to the effect that Ukraine is instead fighting against “regular units of the Russian army” is the allegation that Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, and it is the entire basis for the economic sanctions that are in force against Russia.

Those sanctions should therefore be immediately removed, with apology, and with compensation being paid to all individuals who have been suffering them; and it is therefore incumbent upon the Russian Government to pursue, through all legally available channels, restitution, plus damages, against the perpetrators of that dangerous fraud — and the news reports have already made clear precisely whom those persons are, who have asserted, as public officials, what can only be considered to be major libel.

Otherwise, Ukraine’s top general should be fired, for asserting what he has just asserted.

If what General Muzhenko says is true, then he is a hero for having risked his entire career by having gone public with this courageous statement. And, if what he says is false, then he has no place heading Ukraine’s military.
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Unit 731 – An Appalling U.S. Cover-Up of Cruelty & Duplicity of Biological & Chemical Atrocities *video*

Americans are now learning by current cover-ups and horrors that their own government does not investigate - certainly not make public - its own crimes. No crime, no punishments, just re-elections and another slide in morality.
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Published on Aug 21, 2012

Japanese biological warfare atrocities from the 1930s through World War II. Established by Lt. General Shiro Ishii, the Unit 731 facility tested plague and other diseases on live humans, engaged in live vivisection and other horrifying experiments, and destroyed Chinese villages. Most astonishing is that Ishii and his medical murderers were given full immunity by the American government, because U.S. scientists were anxious to obtain detailed records of his biological experiments on human beings. 1996 documentary.
1st published by CV 01.19.2012


unit 731Harbin, Manchuria was once considered China’s “Paris of the East,” an Asian oasis of European culture in close proximity to Russia.
But in 1937, a cruel and despotic Japanese medical researcher named Shiro Ishii turned the Japanese -occupied Manchuria into a region of terror by constructing a top secret facility named Unit 731.
It was at Unit 731 that thousands of people were tortured and killed in grisly biological warfare, chemical warfare and weapon experiments.

Recently released documents show the U.S. spared Ishii and his “scientists” from war crimes trials in exchange for the horrific data they’d collected.

Ishii’s Harbin horror story first gained international attention in the mid-1980s.

A talented medical researcher in the Imperial Army, Ishii was born to a wealthy family who indulged his every whim.

Considered a thoughtful and dutiful husband and father, Ishii’s peers and colleagues described him as arrogant and selfish, with little regard for anyone he considered beneath him.


But there were two things everyone could agree on: That Ishii was brilliant and that he was obsessed with helping Japan develop a biological warfare program. A Plague Upon Humanity author Daniel Barrenblatt described Ishii as “a brash and flamboyantly corrupt man who considered himself a visionary”

“No Sense of Humanity”

 

Ishii’s biggest problem was the 1925 Geneva Protocol, an international agreement created after gas warfare killed thousands in World War I.

The agreement, which prohibited the use of gas, poison and biological weaponry, was signed by countries across the globe – including Japan. But Ishii convinced Japanese officials that biological warfare must be successful if the international community was seeking its ban.

The unscrupulous doctor wasn’t about to let something like a pesky international treaty stand in his way.

“The man had no sense of humanity,” said Sheldon Harris, author of Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare 1932-1945 and the American Cover-up.

By 1936, Shiro Ishii had gained Emperor Hirohito’s approval to construct Unit 731. Hirohito’s blessing was Ishii’s dream come true.

Soon the arrogant military doctor was busy recruiting Japan’s top scientists, doctors, veterinarians and medical specialists.

While there’s been some debate regarding how much Hirohito knew about the project, most historians claim there was no way Ishii’s plan could have been hatched without Hirohito’s full knowledge.

Harbin’s “Lumber Mill”

 

In addition to building the facility, Ishii also needed to construct his cover stories.

When speaking with Japanese and international officials, Unit 731 was an “Anti-Epidemic Water Supply and Purification Bureau.”

But the story for Harbin’s residents was even more benign. The tale they were told was that the building was just a lumber mill. Using dehumanizing language that served the dual purpose of duping Harbin’s residents, facility researchers nicknamed their subjects “logs.”
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Unit 731’s employees euphemistically chatted about cutting, chopping, carrying, stacking, burying and burning their “logs.” And if more “logs” were needed, Japanese secret police would sweep the streets for political protestors, scofflaws and random passersby, and send them off by train to suffer and die in Harbin.

Ishii’s Unit 731 had two goals: To efficiently develop biological weapons to use against Japan’s enemies, and to help Japanese soldiers felled by an enemy’s biological weaponry.

Some research subjects were deliberately infected so that scientists could track the effects of disease as it ravaged its victims.

Chinese nationals, Russian expats and prisoners of war were all collected for experimentation. Men, women and children – no one was spared.

War Crimes: Loosened Lips for Immunity

 

But once the war ended and Japan was under U.S. control, the victor became the vanquished.

To avoid prosecution as war criminals, Ishii and his cohorts offered to share their data with U.S. officials in exchange for protection.

Ft. Detrick scientists Edwin Hill and Joseph Victor agreed the Unit 731 scientists’ lips would loosen if an immunity deal was on the table.

Colonel Murray Saunders, a Ft. Detrick military officer tasked to uncover information about Japan’s biological warfare program concurred, recommending that General Macarthur offer Unit 731’s perpetrators immunity.

While only a limited number of U.S. documents mention Unit 731, a documented link can be made from Saunders and Macarthur all the way up to President Truman.

A 2006 document released by the National Archives entitled “Researching Japanese War Crimes: Introductory Essays” details a 1950 memo describing clemency issues related to the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal.
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Ceramic bombs were developed at Unit 731 to deliver anthrax and bubonic plague.

The memo revealed that the U.S., at the time, was seeking ways to dismiss any new evidence against Japan that the Soviets might produce.

According to the Virginia-based nonprofit World Future Fund, Ishii’s Unit 731 “research” was meant to give the Japanese military an upper hand on the battlefield, but wound up benefiting the U.S. military instead.

The U.S. was secretly delighted to gain such information derived from experiments that they themselves were forbidden to perform, and even happier that the Soviets wouldn’t have access to Ishii’s results.

Protecting War Criminals for Scientific Secrets

 

A shroud of secrecy kept Japanese scientists safe from prosecution and gave the U.S. valuable information about biological weapons that they could potentially use against the Soviets, if needed.

In 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act requiring that all Japanese documents seized by the U.S. Army be released. But these records, currently kept by the National Archives, have yet to see the light of day.

While other war criminals are typically brought to trial and then executed or imprisoned if convicted, most of Unit 731’s employees went on to lead normal lives and careers.

“By virtue, ostensibly, of their cooperation with their American conquerors, the former leadership of Unit 731 lived relatively quietly and undisturbed in the postwar period. The freedom they enjoyed stands in stark contrast to the fates of other, better known, ‘Class A’ war criminals,” writes Unit 731: Testimony author Hal Gold.

There’s speculation that Ishii’s “medical expertise” was briefly used to help the U.S. during the Korean War. But the tide turned, and alienated colleagues who couldn’t stand Ishii’s abrasive personality rejected him each time he applied for a job.

He eventually died from throat cancer in 1959 at the age of 67.

And then there were Unit 731’s victims. The World Future Fund wrote in their paper:
“Japanese Biological Warfare Atrocities and the U.S. Cover-Up” that “To this day, the victims of biological and chemical experiments in Manchuria have received neither compensation nor an apology for Japanese wrong-doing.”
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Florida native Janet Winikoff is a freelance writer who enjoys covering social and environmental issues that have been overlooked, ignored, forgotten or suppressed by traditional media outlets. Janet has 17 post(s) at Top Secret Writers

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More than 60% of Statements by Fox News Pundits and Guests Turn out to be False

...According to PolitiFact

Friday, January 30, 2015
Fox News personality Sean
Hannity (photo: John Amis,
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Liberals and media critics have complained that Fox News has a habit of stretching the truth in its news and commentaries. Now they have some numbers to prove it. But they also may be surprised to learn that the more centered CNN and left-leaning MSNBC aren’t exactly bastions of truth either.

PolitiFact, a fact-checking blog at the Tampa Bay Times, looked at 125 statements made by news pundits and guests on Fox News to determine their accuracy. The analysis revealed that 61% of the statements were  either mostly false, definitely false or “pants on fire” false. Another 18% were half true, 11% mostly true and only 10% completely true.

A PolitiFact examination of statements made on MSNBC and NBC news programs found 44% to be mostly false, definitely false or “pants on fire” false. Twenty-two percent were half true, 24% mostly true and just 9% completely true.

CNN also delivered a fair share of untruthful statements, but substantially less than the other two networks. Only 21% fell in the false category, while 23% were found to be half true, 42% mostly true and 15% completely true, according to PolitiFact’s analysis.

Among examples of false statements cited by PolitiFact was Fox pundit Steve Emerson’s claim about alleged non-Muslim “no go” zones in Europe: “There are actual cities” like Birmingham, England, “that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

Another Fox falsehood noted by PolitiFact was delivered by commentator John Stossel. “There is no good data showing secondhand smoke kills people,” he said on the air. To which PolitiFact countered, “There is plenty of scientific research and consensus that secondhand smoke does indeed kill people,” and it cited studies from multiple major scientific organizations to back it up.

-Danny Biederman, Noel Brinkerhoff

To Learn More:
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Comparing the inflated cost of living today from 1938 to 2015: US Dollar losing an enormous amount of purchasing power since 1938

 Posted by mybudget360
 
People have a hard time understanding how inflation erodes their purchasing power.  Little by little the cost of everything goes up and people simply assume this is normal in an economy.  The $2 movie ticket becomes a $8 movie ticket.  That can of tuna just got smaller but the price remains the same.  The cost of going to college went from manageable to needing large student debt merely to complete a four year degree.  Inflation is argued to be a purely monetary outcome.  You have too much money, in the form of cash or credit in today’s case, chasing fewer goods.  In our current economy, debt is the fuel accelerating inflation.  You can see this in items like housing, cars, and college where debt is the primary fuel driving prices higher.  The big problem today is that incomes are simply not rising fast enough to keep up with the rise in other expenses.  Over time, inflation has a big destructive power.  I thought it would be useful to look at the cost of typical items in 1938 and compare them to where things stand in 2015.


Comparing 1938 to 2015

Over a year ago, we looked at some old data and found this to be useful to readers.  I thought it would be helpful to update the data and see where things stand today in 2015.  Someone sent this snapshot of the cost of living in 1938.  It really is fascinating looking at inflation over a very long period of time.  In this case, we are looking at spending pre-World War II.  Most Americans probably have no sense as to what the cost of living was back then since they are mired in the fight of living paycheck to paycheck.
Take a look at the cost of living in 1938:
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Source:  Reddit
What is important is to look at income in relation to the cost of living.   A new home was about twice the annual average income.  Today, with the median household income being $50,000 and your typical new home costing $298,000 we are definitely on the more expensive side (6 times annual income versus 2 back in 1938).  Look at the new car costs.  A new car cost about $860 or half of annual income.  Today, a regular car can cost $32,000 and most will need to finance it.  Tuition to Harvard was $420 per year and today Harvard tuition is nearly $62,000 with room and board:
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Source:  Harvard website

In other words, the typical family of today would need to use all their annual income to send their kid to Harvard plus go in debt while in 1938, your average family had income to send 4 kids to Harvard per year.  The most inflated of all categories is college tuition.

Looking at various costs adjusting for inflation

I put this table together and adjusted for inflation to give you a better perspective:
inflation-and-actual-prices
I wanted to update some of this data for 2015 as well:
New house:                        $298,000 (Source: Census)
Average income:              $28,000 (Social Security)
New Car:                             $32,000 (Bankrate)
Average Rent:                   $950
Tuition to Harvard:          See above
Movie ticket:                     $8
Gasoline:                             $1.99
US Postage Stamp:          $0.49
So basically every single category is up besides gasoline given the crash in oil prices in 2014.  But this is a small drop in the bucket given what consumes the biggest portion of your budget:
inflation categories

Housing, food, medical care, transportation, and education make up the biggest expenses.  Housing by far consumes the biggest portion.  And look at how fast prices have gone up since 2000:

inflation since 2000
Medical care is up over 70 percent.  Housing is up over 40 percent even with the crash in the housing market.  Basically the only items that held steady were apparel and recreation.  But look at how incomes are doing:
real household income
You wonder why you feel like you have less purchasing power?  You feel poorer because you are thanks to the slow eroding power of inflation.  The Fed would like to argue that there is no inflation but just look at housing costs, medical care, college tuition, and grocery bills and tell the regular working American family that there is no inflation.

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Did You Know the CFR Spawned a European Satan Child - the ECFR in 2007?


Editor, Charleston Voice, 01.29.15

Bet only a few have paid any more attention to this Child of Satan than we have.

But, here it is Europe getting its learning lessons and instructions from its big daddy in NY at 58 Pratt Street. Ordinarily, Rothschild money manager George Soros can be counted on to abort the young, but when it comes to the devil's infant, he gives it life! Brian Swint of Bloomberg News, May 7, 2007: Billionaire Plans Europe Version of Council on Foreign Relations Billionaire investor George Soros plans to start a foreign-affairs research institute in Europe similar to the Council on Foreign Relations:

"Europe has to be interested in recreating what used to be called the West, based on the principles of international cooperation," Mr. Soros said yesterday at a conference in Oxford, England. "Out of this idea came the idea of founding a European Council on Foreign Relations." Mr. Soros, who spent $27.5 million trying to defeat President Bush in the 2004 election, said America can't deal with global affairs on its own. If a leading Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Obama, wins the post in 2008, the U.S. may regain some of "the high ground," he said. Mr. Soros declined to say how much money he is spending on the project. It may start by the end of this year, he said. "Our resources are similar to the United States, but we punch pathetically below our weight," Timothy Garton Ash, a professor of European Studies at Oxford University who is helping Mr. Soros with the plans, said in an interview. "The idea is to contribute a European voice. It's still in the making."
Okay then Europe here you go. Start boning up on your own country's subversive representatives to the ECFR. Be alert to elements that weaken your sovereignties taking shape on your doorsteps. Of course, all reps, board members and staff are exclusively pro-Eurozone and its monetary unit. As in North America,  personal welfare, political careers and prestige come first. An open free market competitive culture certainly can't match what these immoral souls can steal from the people. These are the chief worshipers of the root of all evil, of all time.

With North America eventually coming under control, the Amero/NAU will amalgamate with Euro/EU becoming nearly the final step in the establishment of a one-world government under their control.