Yearly Archives: 2012

GE Christenson ~ The Power And Greed Pyramid

Deviant Investor | December 31 2012

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Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke” says Matt Taibbi of the Rolling Stone. He leads with “If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or “drug paraphernalia” in your gym bag, Assistant Attorney General and longtime Bill Clinton pal Lanny Breuer has a message for you: Bite me.” Taibbi is refreshingly direct. Please read his article.

The settlement shows, in my opinion:

  • The excuse was “Criminal prosecution might topple the bank and endanger the financial system.” If that is true (doubtful) in what condition is our financial system, even after $Trillions of bailouts? If it is not true, what does that say about the “rule of law” and corruption at the top?
  • Laundering $Billions in drug money is a criminal offense, but not prosecutable, if done by politically connected bankers.
  • If bankers are not prosecuted for “vast and prolonged” money laundering and aiding “terrorism” then we have a clear confirmation that “too big to fail” (TBTF) banks are higher up the power pyramid than government officials.
  • Supposedly the war on drugs is important. We have spent $Billions and put millions in jail to discourage drug use (How is that working for us?) so it must be important. But apparently it is actually not important if a TBTF bank is laundering $Billions in drug money each year (month?).
  • Supposedly the war on terrorism is important. We have spent $Trillions and killed many people to fight “terrorism” (How is that working for us?) so it must be important. But apparently it is not important if a TBTF bank is assisting the illegal transfer of $Billions to terrorist organizations.

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Laura Bruno ~ Time Keeps On Slippin’ … Into The Future!

Laura Bruno’s Blog | December 31 2012

lb_flyI awoke this morning with “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ … into the future…” running through my head on a non-stop loop. “I want to fly like an eagle…” Some kundalini yoga chants got rid of it for a little while, but now it’s back with a vengeance demanding that I type. As we cross the threshold of 2012 into 2013, it strikes me that time is, indeed, slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ … into a future many people wondered if we’d ever see. With all the doomsday predictions, movies and “prophecies,” a major pause seemed to hang over the end of 2012. I put “prophecies” in quotes because the Mayans never predicted the end of the world, but rather the end of the Old World. Big difference.

According to the Mayans and many other indigenous cultures, 2012 marked the final transition from one age into another –from an age of deception, selfishness and abuse of the Earth to an age of openness, community and restoration of the Earth and our relationship with her. Whether you follow mainstream or alternative news streams, this so-called shift to a positive new age might strain credulity. Take your pick between the over-hyped “fiscal cliff” and “lone shooter” scare tactics from mainstream sources, or the Chicken Little “sky is falling, they can pry my guns from my cold dead fingers” alternative media. You can play selective three monkeys (“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — of my chosen trained monkey political party”), driving a further wedge between you and your neighbor, between “the progressive Agenda 21 whores and gun grabbers” vs. “the racists, misogynists, and greedy, rotten scoundrels” but –honestly — how good does that feel? Ancient prophecies aside, do you really want to carry that radioactive, toxic sludge into the New Year?

Because you don’t have to.

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Lisa Garber ~ What’s In Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, And More

Natural Society | December 31 2012

With the aid of innovative and highly sensitive testing, Spanish-Moroccan scientists determined that there could be up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics, and growth hormones in a single glass of milk. The researchers say that the traces are so small that consumers need not worry about adverse effects, so we’ll just have to take their word for it, it seems.

The scientists analyzed 20 samples of milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and found a chemical cocktail of ingredients added to the animal’s diet prior to milking or contamination through feed or on the farm. Some of the contaminants found in trace amounts include triclosan (an anti-fungal), 17-beta-estradiol (a sex hormone), and florfenicol (an antibiotic).

It’s worth noting that the image provided by the University of Jaen lists the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac twice in error. Their findings were published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Advances in Food Safety

University of Jaen’s Dr. Evaristo Ballesteros marveled over their technique, which could be used to assess the food safety of other products. “We believe the new methodology will help to provide a more effective way of determining the presence of these kinds of contaminants in milk or other products.”

“Food quality control laboratories could use this new tool to detect these drugs before they enter the food chain. This would raise consumers’ awareness and give them the knowledge that food is…harmless, pure, genuine, beneficial to health, and free of toxic residues.”

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Pastor Roger Anghis ~ The Banning Of Guns

NewsWithViews | December 30 2012

America is #1 in individual arms possession and we have the lowest per capita murder rate of any nation in the world considering the amount of arms the individuals own

The Violation of our 2nd Amendment

When John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 the calls for gun control began to rise. In 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated and the fires were stoked again. Then Robert Kennedy was assassinated and the calls to ban guns went into high gear. The liberal left has the idea that if guns were banned then there wouldn’t be any guns in the hands of criminals. The problem with that is that is why they are called criminals, they don’t obey the laws.

The real reason about the so-called ‘gun control’ isn’t about gun control but completely about control. All evidence concerning the banning of guns and the reduction of crime points to a drastic rise in crime when guns are banned. Look at these facts. Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City would be the safest places in the world, if that theory was correct. In 2012 Chicago ranked number one in the world for alpha cities for violent death using guns. Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country yet they have 19.4 deaths per 100,000 due to gun violence. Last year 440 children of school age were shot, 60 of them dying. We decry the violence in Connecticut, as we should, but say nothing about the violence banning guns creates.

Think about this, how many criminals using guns got to a gun-free school or theater and saw the gun free sign and said, ‘Now what do I do?’ No, they chose the gun free zone because they knew that no one would be firing back at them. We have to remember that Sandy Nook, the Aurora theater, Virginia Tech and Columbine are all gun free zones. Even our military bases are gun-free zones which is why Hassan was able to kill 13 people and wound 29 others. There were laws in place but the criminal broke the law. Remember that is what criminals do. They don’t pay attention to the laws and any more gun laws that restrict gun ownership will also be ignored by the criminals. How do they think that taking away the ability for the innocent to protect themselves, by restricting gun ownership, does anything other than force them to be victims?

Here are some statistics on the relationship of gun ownership to gun violence in the United States. The United States rates number 1 of 178 in the world in personal gun ownership according to gunpolicy.org. There are 88.8 guns per 100 persons in America. The number of gun deaths per 100,000 in population in 2009 was 2.98.

In China the average citizen in not allowed to own a gun yet in 2008 14,811 people were killed using guns. This is a nation where the average citizen is not allowed to own a gun and the number of deaths exceeded Americas rate where there are 88.8 guns per 100 people. The number of registered guns in China in .05 per 100. It is obvious that it is not the number of guns but in whose hands those guns are in.

Canada has very strict guns laws and regulations. As an example an officer of the Court of Appeal of Ontario describes what he had to go through in purchasing a shotgun. “Buying a shotgun required me to attend a weekend long Canadian Firearms Acquisition Course (cost: $320), then apply to the RCMP for a Possession and Acquisition License, submit to a thorough background search, have my three references interviewed and an RCMP officer attend at my house to investigate my means of storage – a separate safe for the gun and ammo AND a trigger lock. Then, a 28-day waiting period.” He went on to state that as a practicing attorney in Toronto for 20 years he was never involved in a case where a criminal used a legal gun in a crime. That is another fact that the left seems to ignore and that is that almost all guns used in crimes were illegal, stolen, black market, etc.

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Jelaila Starr ~ Galactic Alignment – What Really Happened, And Why?

Nibiruan Council | December 31 2012

It’s December 31, 2012. Can you believe it, we are at the end of the much anticipated (and dreaded) year 2012? And we survived it! Not much seemed to occur, at least not on the surface. Did that galactic alignment happen? Did the universal cycle complete? Like you, I’m awaiting information from the astronomers regarding the actual planetary line up, but even if all the planets didn’t actually line up, I still felt something–a surreal sense of being in “No Time” as though we are floating through a dreamscape.

Don’t know about you but I spent this holiday season in a rather unusual way. Instead of getting into it and decorating the house, buying tons of presents and partying like there’s no tomorrow, I declined all but a few holiday invitations and stayed home. And sleep, boy did I sleep!

The funny thing about all of this is that as I stayed cocooned in my house, I was very aware of the world continuing on in its unusual manner. I talked on the phone to family and friends. I went to the store and once, when I began feeling a bit too house-bound, bundled the dogs into the back seat and drove around a while. (It’s been really cold here in the Midwest so walks were out of the question for my 10lb. little buddies).

If I’m not the only one that feels this sense of “no time” then perhaps we truly are into the Photon Band/Galactic Superwave. Being in that energy would give us a sense of no time.

If we are in “no time” then we should expect to see some very interesting things. First, we should begin to see our current dysfunctional systems take their final tumble. Are you aware that the world is supposed to be returning to the gold standard tomorrow, per the International Monetary Fund? If that is true then we can expect to see a quick end to the “Fiscal Cliff” drama. In fact, it will become clear that all the supposed debating was simply political posturing in order to delay until the global reset takes place.

So where will that reset leave us? Well–I suspect we will begin to see a lot of good changes occur; the ones we have talking about for years.

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Sartre ~ Preppers, Patriots & Pirates

BATR | December 30 2012

Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration are confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens. Advocating for civil liberties is treated as a criminal act and the gun culture is looked upon as the preview of a terrorist cell.

Several decades ago, the label of being a survivalist painted a prepared person as odd if not deranged. Today the “prepper” is demeaned as an enemy of the state. The Obama dependency society demands that government is the dispenser of all wants and needs. The threat to the state from a prepared population has become a primary target of the New World Order minions.

So what is so perilous about the Prepper Nation? The overt resistance to arbitrary authority is a fear that any beholden bureaucrat abhors. Combating the grievous culture, which is the federal ruthless and tyrannical government, is a crucial concern of the beltway elitists. Thus, the prepared individual is a dangerous agonist that ignores, if not resists, the best-laid plans for a controlled society.

The American Dream presents a perceptive analysis and alert in Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?

“In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of “critics” and “skeptics” out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities. They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as “typical preppers”. The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society.”

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Dorene Carrel ~ Astrology Report for January 2013

Astro Connections Blog | December 1 2012

January is highlighted by a strong communication theme, as both lunations align with Mercury. Several planets in Capricorn bring needed structure and grounding to our goals and projects. Therefore it is a good month for making new resolutions. Later in the month there is forward momentum and a renewed sense of expansion when Jupiter aspects the Sun and turns stationary direct.

We begin the month still under the December New Moon in Sagittarius, with the themes of optimism, freedom and truth-seeking. Uranus turned direct on this same day, giving us more confidence to pursue our ideals, but has also led to more unexpected changes, events and erratic weather.

The month begins on an expansive note with a grand air trine on January 4, between the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. There is a feeling of confidence and buoyancy, so it is a good day to initiate social events or other projects involving communication. As Mercury also squares Uranus at this time, we may receive flashes of intuition. However, beware of verbal blunders and accidents due to overextending oneself. Mercury aligns with both Pluto and Saturn on January 6, which brings depth and stability to our thinking and actions.

On January 7, Mars in Aquarius forms a challenging square to Saturn in Scorpio. This aspect can result in delays or other frustrating circumstances. This energy can be described as trying to drive (Mars) with the brakes on (Saturn). It is best to avoid important new beginnings over the next few days.

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Gerald Celente ~ 2013, Gold & Silver, WW III [Video]

USAWatchdog | December 31 2012

Trends forecaster Gerald Celente predicts the global financial system will continue to be propped up.  Celente says, “The scheme continues to go, the scheme being dumping cheap money into the system to perpetuate an economy that should have crashed in 2008.  So, for 2013, our best shot is more of the same, but worse.”  Celente’s advice for people who want to protect themselves financially, “Continue to buy gold and silver because a currency war has broken out.”

Celente says gold’s assent has stalled because the financial elite “rigged the game” just like the $800 trillion global LIBOR interest rate market.  Celente asks, “Don’t you think they’re rigging the gold and silver markets?”  Celente contends the fuse is lit on the Middle East and North Africa.  He thinks, “The Arab Spring has nothing to do with a democracy movement.  It has to do with far too few having much too much and way too many having much too little.”  Celente predicts, “If anybody attacks Iran, it will be full-fledged World War III.”  Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal. 

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Nicholas West ~ Council On Foreign Relations Plan For Global Governance In 2013

Activist Post | December 29 2012

Council of Councils Members

It is incredible that mention of a one-world government in many circles is still considered to be conspiracy talk. Fortunately, the global political awakening that arch-globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski has referred to is forcing ever-increasing justifications for their use of globalist language.

One would hope that a relatively new Council on Foreign Relations initiative that is expanding can lay to rest any debate about the desire to form a global government in the name of supposedly solving global problems.

The initiative called The Council of Councils was featured in a recent round table discussion of the central problems facing the world that they believe require multilateral cooperation. The discussions and recommendations released from this convention of experts is important to keep available the next time you hear the label conspiracy theorist hurled in your direction. The title of the round table was Challenges for Global Governance in 2013.

Just as we have seen from other think tanks such as the Project For a New American CenturyThe Royal Society, and the Brookings Institution, among others; their thoughts translate to reality on a less-than-coincidental frequency, so we would do well to listen to what they are saying.

The Council of Councils initiative was announced in March, 2012 and clearly identifies a strategy for forming alliances across a series of shared concerns as set forth by the CFR. It is important to note from the beginning that the CFR bills itself as non-partisan; and here is where the uninitiated can immediately be tripped up. Non-partisan sounds like a good thing, going beyond typical party divisions, while striking a note that rings of independence and an objective search for the truth.

However, when one understands that in their own words, “The founding membership of the Council of Councils includes leading institutions from nineteen countries, roughly tracking the composition of the Group of Twenty (G20),” we begin to get an inkling that their version of non-partisan means that they are flexible in their use of whatever political language is expedient to get results that go beyond any concept of nationalism.

The party of the CFR is the One World Party.

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