Best-selling author Nomi Prins warns, “Never before have the Government and the Fed collaborated so extensively by propping up the banking system to the detriment of the population.” Prins lays out a long history of the relationships between U.S. Presidents and bankers that date back to Teddy Roosevelt and JP Morgan.
On her new book titled “All the Presidents’ Bankers,” Prins contends, “That connection with Teddy Roosevelt was a very powerful established entity between two people that has allowed all this stuff that has happened in the last hundred years to really happen. The friendships, the social ties, the idea that the bankers could sort themselves out with Treasury Department help if it needed to. Of course, it’s epic now. All of that was solidified then. Banks being hands-off with respect to the oval office was all solidified then. We’ve only been consolidating that message throughout the century since.”
In what may have big implications for the organic-food industry, Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s WMT largest unit, Walmart U.S., has teamed up with Wild Oats to sell a collection of pantry staples that will be much cheaper than national branded organic foods already on Walmart shelves.
Wild Oats, formerly the No. 2 U.S. organic grocer which Whole Foods WFM -0.53% agreed to buy in 2007 before it was forced to sell it in 2009 on anti-trust concerns, will offer about 100 items, from salsa to pasta, exclusively at about 2,000 Walmart stores across the country. Walmart eventually plans to roll the line out to its 4,000-store fleet and carry additional items. For Wild Oats, the introduction marked the brand’s relaunch.
“We are trying to disrupt the market,” Jack Sinclair, Walmart U.S.’s executive vice president of grocery, said in an interview. “What it is that makes organic products so expensive? Where’s the point of inefficiency? We want to bring accessibility” to organic items.
Walmart said the Wild Oats products will be priced at least 25% below those of the national organic brands it carries. For instance, Wild Oats has a 15-ounce organic tomato sauce that will sell for 88 cents, versus $1.38 for a rival national organic brand. Walmart, which currently carries 1,600 organic grocery items, said Wild Oats’ collection will be priced on par with other national non-organic brands. Its own Great Value private-label line, which doesn’t feature organic products, will still have the lowest price. Walmart has its own organic fresh produce under the Marketside label.
This is pretty interesting. ~G
David Horowitz, founder of an organization called the “Freedom Center,” argued that blacks should not be paid reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors. Among his reasons are that:
- There Is No Single Group Clearly Responsible For The Crime Of Slavery
- Most Americans Have No Connection (Direct Or Indirect) To Slavery
- Reparations To African Americans Have Already Been Paid
But slavery, in its various forms of physical and mental torment, has been a part of U.S. history from the beginnings of our country to the present day. There are numerous modern-day corporations who profited immensely – themselves or their predecessors – from slave labor. Only token amounts have been paid back, along with a few scattered apologies.
Four eras of abuse can clearly be identified.
First Era: Before Emancipation
Prior to the Civil War, King Cotton was the rallying cry for the South. With cotton accounting for 60 percent of all U.S. exports, and 75 percent of all the cotton purchased by Great Britain, slaves were needed more than ever. African-Americans in tens of thousands were herded to the deep south, chained neck to neck as they became the hapless tools of industry.
In a case that is a perfect storm illustration of an arbitrary and incompetent federal government running roughshod over its citizens, “a single sentence tucked into the farm bill” had led to outrageous behavior. Marc Fisher of the Washington Post:
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.
When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.
South African Party Elections 2014 & Ubuntu
Tellinger eloquently expresses his conviction that it’s time for humanity to unite globally in a spirit of ubuntu and end our subjugation to financial tyranny and enslavement. He briefly explains the fictitious nature of money and why he is using the electoral party platform to inject a new (old) spirit of ubuntu into the global conversation.
He reminds us money is not needed for societies to grow, evolve and thrive. To the contrary, money is the premier instrument of enslavement and top-down control.
Take a listen. ~G
Ubuntu (/uːˈbʊntuː/ oo-buun-too; Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term (literally, “human-ness”) roughly translating to “human roughness.” It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally “human-ness,” and is often translated as “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.
Biotech stocks plummeted Thursday following the release of Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge by Food Democracy Now — a campaign that urged investors to sell shares of biotech companies like Monsanto.
“On Thursday, the Nasdaq composite, which is weighted heavily toward tech and biotech companies, had its worst day since November 2011,” reported the Associated Press, less than 24 hours after the launch of Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge. The story was carried across thousands of newspapers such as the L.A. Times. (1)
“Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences and other biotech companies plunged. Gilead Sciences slid $5.17, or 7 percent, to $65.48 on Thursday. Biogen Idec dropped $13.33, or 4 percent, to $287.35. Both roughly doubled in value last year.”
U.S. News and World Report declared, “Stocks drop as investors dump biotech” (see screen shot below), and other newspapers reported headlines like “Dow, Nasdaq fall dramatically as investors dump biotech stocks.”
The L.A. Times declared the plunge “Nasdaq’s worst day since 2011″ (see screen shot below).
Monsanto stocks fell precipitously all day long, as is shown in the following stock price graph:
See the proof of the biotech selloff following Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge
A 2014 precious metals discussion with researcher Michael Noonan from Edge Trader Plus. Michael reminds us that Gold and Silver ARE MONEY. He also reminds us that all of the gold in Fort Knox is gone, and the elite’s don’t want to call attention to what’s NOT there.
The elite – the Rothschilds and Rockefellers do not want gold and silver to be in competition with their FIAT currencies, so they malign the precious metals without end. Join us for this wide ranging, in-depth conversation.
Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record. I am constantly using phrases such as “get prepared while you still can” and “time is running out”. In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to criticize me for it. But the truth is that only a small percentage of people out there are actively taking steps to get ready for what is coming. Most of the country is not prepared at all. In many ways, it is just like 2007 all over again. There were many people that could see what was about to happen and were doing all they could to warn people, but most did not listen. And then the great financial crisis of 2008 struck and millions of people lost their jobs and their homes. Unfortunately, the next great wave of the economic collapse is going to be even more painful than the last one. It is imperative that people get prepared for what is on the horizon, but for the most part it is just not happening.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that we have such short memories and such short attention spans in America today. Thanks to years of television and endless hours on the Internet, I find myself having a really hard time focusing on anything for more than just a few moments. And we are accustomed to living in an “instant society” where we don’t have to wait for anything. In such a society, we are used to “news cycles” that only last for 24 hours and very few people take a “long-term view” of anything.
And another one of the big problems that we are facing is something called “normalcy bias”. The following is how Wikipedia defines it… Continue reading