Tony Newbill Emails 1/21/14 to 2/16/14
These Tony Newbill emails stretch from being wary of further radioactive junk from the Japanese Fukushima meltdown floating to the western coast of North America, Climate Change stuff, questioning Chinese regional development of oil and gas pipelines stretch from China to Europe, locations of farm animal ownership (interfering in self-reliance), Fed-Dollar collapse and a Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory program talking about a clandestine Illuminati facility in the Ozarks region of the USA.
Go ahead keep eating the Fish from the Pacific Ocean!!!!!!!!!
Sent: 1/21/2014 8:35 AM
International marine science organization releases report on radiation in Pacific Ocean
NaturalNews) If you’ve heard about Fukushima radiation spreading to the Pacific Coast of North America but were “corrected” by sources both official and expert that this was based more on rumor than reality, then consider the information presented at the October 2013 North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) annual meeting.
Researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirmed that the radioactive plume from Fukushima is indeed reaching the shores of Canada and the United States – and was detected at least six months ago - carried both in the ocean surface water and the atmosphere on similar but slightly different courses.
In a presentation titled “Communicating the forecasts, uncertainty and consequences of ecosystem change,” (read here: http://www.pices.int) the Canadian researchers gave evidence that the bulk of radioactivity from Fukushima is shifting almost entirely from the western portion of the North Pacific (Japan) to the eastern portion (North America) over the course of the next five years. As of 2012, it had already reached the central region of the Pacific Ocean, and a previously unpublished map shows that, as of 2013, it had reached the shores of Alaska and British Columbia, with the most intense area of the plume yet to arrive.
The Fall 2013 discussion centered around competing calculations of the severity of effects from cesium-137, based around two differing models of the radiation’s trajectory. The first, published by German researcher Erik Behrens and his colleagues at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in 2012, drastically understates the potential dangers, predicting only modest levels of 2 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m^3) by 2015 for the 49th parallel near British Columbia and Washington state – scarcely above the background levels from the continued fallout of Chernobyl.
Meanwhile, the second, published by Vincent Rossi and other colleagues from the Climate Change Research Centre in 2013, presents a much more consequential picture. It predicts alarming maximum levels reaching … READ THE REST
EPA News Misleads Readers
Sent: 1/22/2014 9:58 AM
Associated Press caught ‘restructuring’ old EPA news to mislead readers; mainstream media blindly plays along
(NaturalNews) Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000 pounds of lead and even 2,820 pound of mercury each year into U.S. waterways.
There’s only one problem with all this reporting: nobody bothered to check their sources.
The original AP story turns out to have been “restructured” from old news, packaged to appear like breaking news for 2014 even though it actually traces back to 2009 (see below). AP actually featured the story in its “Big Story” section which implies that … READ THE REST
Real Reason China has Obscure economics
Sent: 1/27/2014 9:06 AM
Is the Real Reason China has Obscure economics showing up today is because of this …… they have been hiding their Real manufacturing of a Iranian Pipeline that will challenge the Dollar as Worlds Trade Currency????
Iran’s Islamic pipeline a mad man’s dream
By Mansour Kashfi
The Islamic Republic of Iran, after encountering frequent disqualification in its efforts to be a reliable partner in the international arena, specifically in oil, gas and pipeline transactions, is now entering a fresh game in delivering natural gas to Europe, in spite of the heavy sanctions imposed by the United Nations, United States, and European Union.
Only this time around it is trying to team up with the Islamic Arab states, bypassing its old trade partner Turkey. However, the ultimate goal still is the same – delivering Iranian natural gas via pipeline to Europe, a dream that has frequent failing records.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Iran and Turkey in July 2007 to transfer Iranian and Turkmen gas to Europe via Turkey. At that time the Iranian minister of petroleum, Qolamhosein Nozari, told reporters that “deliberations would be held in the coming weeks on management of the South Pars natural gas region and transportation of Iranian gas to Europe via Turkey.”
According to the accord, Turkey would have … READ THE REST
Iran urges Pakistan to build its own section of gas pipeline
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh asked Pakistan on Sunday to build its own section of natural gas pipeline.
“Big volume of gas is (ready for delivery) near the Pakistan border,” Zanganeh was quoted as saying by SHANA website affiliated to Iran’s Oil Ministry.
Pakistan should build its own section of the pipeline, he said, adding that “In case Pakistan takes action to construct the pipeline on its soil, the project will be completed” and Iran’s gas will flow into the neighboring country.
On Oct. 30, Zanganeh said Iran was not hopeful about exporting its natural gas to the neighboring state of Pakistan “because the conditions set by the Pakistani government has made export of Iranian gas to Pakistan unlikely.”
By his remarks, the Iranian oil minister was alluding to the earlier reports which said that Iran’s southeastern neighbor had asked the Islamic republic to finance on the gas pipeline to be built on Pakistan soil.
The local reports said Pakistan had asked Iran for financing of 2 billion U.S. dollars to construct 780-km gas pipeline on its soil.
On Thursday, Pakistan Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said … READ THE REST
Myanmar pipeline to diversify China energy supply
China has started receiving natural gas from Myanmar through an 800 km-long pipeline project. The opening of the pipeline on Sunday was hailed by State media here as a landmark step towards diversifying China’s energy supply routes.
The gas pipeline, which can transport 12 billion cubic metres annually, runs from Kyaukpyu to Ruili in southwestern Yunnan province, which borders Myanmar. China is also building an oil pipeline that will bring 22 million tons annually to Yunnan when completed.
The official Xinhua news agency said the opening of the gas pipeline had “substantially changed the strategic map of China’s energy supply channels” by alleviating what officials have described as the “Malacca dilemma” of being dependant (sic) on an energy route through the narrow straits.
“At present, as many as 80 per cent of China’s oil imports depend on the supply line going through the Malacca and Singapore straits, while the maritime route is patrolled by fleets headed by the U.S. navy,” the Xinhua commentary said.
Six companies, including India’s GAIL and firms from South Korea and Myanmar, were involved in the construction of the pipeline.
Chinese State media hit … READ THE REST
Iran–Pakistan gas pipeline
The idea was conceived by a young Pakistani civil engineer Malik Aftab Ahmed Khan in mid-1950s, when an article of his was published by the Military College of Engineering, Risalpur. The article Persian Pipeline also mentioned the method for its protection along the hostile territory by establishing mini battalion-size cantonments along its proposed route through Baluchistan/Sindh.[ 3]The project was conceptualized in 1989 by Rajendra K. Pachauri in partnership with Ali Shams Ardekani, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran. Pachauri proposed the … READ THE REST
Iran to build 220-km natural gas pipeline to Iraq
Updated: 2012-05-05 19:02
TEHRAN – Director of Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company said that Iranian localcontractors will build a 220-km natural gas pipeline to Iraq, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Saturday.
A total of $450 million will be invested in the construction of the pipeline to transport Iran’snatural gas to neighboring Iraq, Alireza Gharibi told Mehr.
The construction design of project has been finished and the pipeline will be built by … READ THE REST
‘Islamic gas pipeline’ is considered to become a rival to Nabucco and South Stream pipeline’s future rival
Balkan Business News Correspondent – 25.07.2011
In a major development, the so called ‘Islamic gas pipeline’ came into effect from Monday after Iran, Iraq and Syria inked a deal to build the pipeline, first such deal to export gas from Islamic countries to the West.
As per the 10-billion-dollar project, Iran’s Natural Gas would be exported to Europe through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon via a 5,000 km pipeline from Assaloyeh to Damascus with transfer capacity of 110 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
At present, construction of 661 kilometers of the pipeline is completed but … READ THE REST
Fascist Infection in both Private and Public Sectors
Sent: 1/29/2014 7:27 AM
What we have is a Fascist Infection in both Private and Public Sectors of our Nation’s economic and regulatory framework!!!!!!!
Here is the PROOF!!!!!!!!
A Ban On Owning Farm Animals? Michigan Is Considering It
Keeping even one “farm animal” in residential neighborhoods could soon be illegal in Michigan. That’s because a proposed change to state regulations could strip property owners of the right to keep and raise small numbers of poultry or livestock.
Michigan’s Right to Farm Act currently extends to all property owners in the state, including those in areas zoned residential or commercial. The state Agricultural Commission is considering a change to the regulations – called Generally Acceptable Agricultural And Management Practices (GAAMPS) — that would strip property owners of that right.
“It would exclude a whole bunch of people who are seeking Right to Farm protection,” Randy Buchler of the Michigan Small Farm Council said of the proposal, “and strip the small farmers of their right to be protected by a state law.”
The change would … READ THE REST
A lack of Free Market Competition and Constant Merging of the Healthcare market by Medical Institutions just like we see in all Free Enterprise Private sectors of the Free Market Economy is why we see this BLEEDING OUT OF THE INDIVIDUALS’ HOPES AND DREAMS!!!!!
THIS IS A WAR FOR YOUR SOUL!!!!!!!!
Mooresville patient stunned by $89,000 charge for 18-hour hospital stay
How much should it cost to treat a snake bite?
It’s hard to know given the lack of transparency in hospital pricing and billing today. But Laura and Eric Ferguson, both 54, of Mooresville, believe they were overcharged for his trip to the emergency room last year.
Eric Ferguson was taking out the trash one evening in August when he felt what he thought was a bee sting. When he looked down at his foot, he was surprised to see fang marks. He drove himself to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center about 15 miles from his home, where he received anti-venom medicine for the snake bite.
For an 18-hour hospital stay, he got a bill for $89,227. More than $81,000 was for the four-vial dose of anti-venom, or about $20,000 per vial.
Shocked at the amount, the Fergusons went … READ THE REST
Free Enterprise Capitalism Survival
Sent: 2/4/2014 4:26 PM
How Will Free Enterprise Capitalism survive this Ideology, one that President Obama shares with the Climate Change Philosophy?
Part 17: Series On Overpopulation In America—the garbage-waste conundrum
February 3, 2014 18:22
With a population of 319 million people in 2014, the United States generates 4.5 pounds of trash per person 24/7.
[Blog Editor: An enumerated list of unimaginable trash often in tons follow.]
And to think that America will add another 138 million people by 2050—a scant 36 years from now. The world will add another 3.1 billion in that time.
Somewhere down the line, Mother Nature will kick our rear-ends back to the Stone Age.
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can …
[Blog Editor: The rest of the article are website locations to visit if you want to be an anti-garbage activist.]
Did you know about this bank drill???????
Sent: 2/7/2014 10:11 AM
Either the new Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen is a prepper, or there is something afoot in the world of banking. If she is a prepper, I missed any indication of that in her background. Bankers typically talk in terms of contingency plans and liquidation programs, not prepping for disasters.
In January of this year, Supervisory Regulation (SR) 14-01 was issued in regarding the need for bank preparedness particularly for the eight bank holding companies (BHCs) in the United States. According to the memo, there are eight Bank Holding Companies that appear to be at risk and that risk threatens the financial stability of the United States. These eight companies are Bank of America Corporation, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, PLC, Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, State Street Corporation, and Wells Fargo & Company.
The memo, dated January 24, was the first one of the year. It was sent from Michael Gibson to the top banks to stress increased supervisory expectations. Gibson stated,
“… the Federal Reserve is issuing this letter to clarify the heightened supervisory expectations for recovery and resolution preparedness for the eight domestic bank holding companies that may pose elevated risk to U.S. financial stability. “
Shortly after the “increased supervision” of the big eight, customers at other “not eight” banks started getting notices of bank drills where services will be limited. One example is … READ THE REST
DOW Could Drop 7000 Points Due to Fed Tapering
Sent: 2/10/2014 9:36 AM
Now You Can Panic: Economist Withdraws All of His Money from Bank of America
By John Galt
January 31, 2014
Care to start a bank run?
Uh, no, that’s illegal. But according to an economist at the same school our Illegal Alien in Chief attended, Harvard University, it might be wise to do so. The PBS article from yesterday should cause everyone to take a moment and pause to reflect:
Excuse me? It isn’t safe? Bush-Bernanke-Bimblette all lied? No way? From the article:
Terry Burnham, former Harvard economics professor, author of “Mean Genes” and “Mean provocative poster on this page and long-time critic of the Federal Reserve, argues that the Fed’s efforts to strengthen America’s banks have perversely weakened them. (See our 2005 segment with Burnham below about how “lizard brains” influence our economic decisions.)
Last week I had over $1,000,000 in a checking account at Bank of America. Next week, I will have $10,000.
Why am I getting in line to take my money out of Bank of America? Because of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, who officially begins her term as chairwoman on Feb. 1.
Before I explain, let me disclose that … READ THE REST
Obama’s MyRA Scam: Your Savings Pays for US Debt
Obama’s MyRA Scam: Your Savings Pays for US Debthttp://www.wholesaledirectmetals.com/index.php/gold-blog/609-obamas-myra-scam-your-savings-pays-for-us-debt/?cid=RedstateSponsored
In one of the most shocking State of the Union Addresses in recent memory, President Obama announced he will create a new kind of retirement account – the MyRA – which uses your retirement savings to buy U.S. Treasures and pay for U.S. debt. Obama’s announcement follows a number of startling events which demonstrate how desperate the government is becoming: with nowhere else to turn, the government is making a last-ditch effort to seize personal savings & retirement to fund the nation’s insurmountable debt. And there’s only ONE thing you can do to stop it from happening.
The Government Needs A New Source for Funds
The U.S. debt, not including unfunded liabilities, is over $17 trillion dollars. And the U.S. Treasury estimates our debt to go over $28 trillion by 2018! In order to finance this debt, the Federal Reserve has been buying 90% of the U.S. Treasury market through money-printing stimulus, to the tune of $80 BILLION per month for the last several years. And we all know that the Fed has begun tapering its stimulus program because they can no longer afford to fund the national debt.
So if the Fed is going insolvent, who do you think the government will lean on to pick up the slack? The answer is YOU. 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 years-old every day until 2030. And while the government has a debt problem of $17 trillion, not so coincidentally, our country’s IRAs, 401Ks and other retirement accounts amount to right around $19 Trillion. What a convenient resource for the Federal Government!
So the federal government is licking its chops staring at … READ THE REST
DOW Could Drop 7000 Points Due to Fed Tapering
DOW Could Drop 7000 Points Due to Fed Taperinghttp://www.wholesaledirectmetals.com/index.php/gold-blog/610-dow-could-drop-7000-points-due-to-fed-tapering/?cid=RedstateSponsored
Since early 2009, the Fed’s QE programs have dumped over $4 trillion into toxic assets and U.S. Treasuries in a desperate attempt to bail out the banking industry. The Fed’s extreme actions have only served to pump up banking reserves by $2.2 trillion and increase the money supply in circulation by a jaw-dropping $400 billion! So, where has all this money gone? The answer: since the exact moment the Fed began its QE programs, the DOW exploded by a staggering 9,000 points! So now that the Fed has begun tapering its QE programs, what does this mean for the DOW and other paper markets that have been artificially inflated by the Fed? Many experts now predict a 7,000-point collapse in the DOW by the time the Fed finishes tapering. That’s why the smart money is flocking away from the stock market and into the ONE asset that protects savings & retirement when the paper markets collapse.
The Stock Market Before Fed Stimulus
After the collapse of the stock market in 2008, the Fed and the U.S. government were desperate to bail out the banking industry. No bankers went to jail, nor did the powers-that-be change how the banks do business in order to prevent this disaster from ever happening again. Instead, the Fed concocted a master plan to … READ THE REST
Experts Predict Imminent Collapse of U.S. Dollar
For the last 600 years, there have been six different global reserve currencies controlled by world superpowers. The latest – the U.S. dollar – has dominated world currency for over 80 years. The alarming fact is, global reserve currencies have collapsed every 80-90 years for the last six centuries! What does this mean for America and the dominance of the U.S. dollar? Based on recent evidence and long-standing historical trends, experts predict the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar! What’s more alarming? Many Americans aren’t yet doing the one thing that will save their savings & retirement from U.S. dollar collapse.
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value [with paper currency].
– Alan Greenspan
The Crisis Generation
600 years of human history has shown that the average lifespan of a global reserve currency is equal to a “saeculum” – or “human lifetime” – of about 80-90 years, broken down into four 20-year generations. The best-selling book, “The Fourth Turning,” goes through history and demonstrates this 4-phase evolution:
1) First generation: High – This is an era when institutions are strong and society is confident about where it wants to go. America’s most recent First Turning was the post-World War II American High, beginning in 1946 and ending with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
2) Second generation: Awakening – This is an era when institutions are attacked in the name of personal and spiritual autonomy. People suddenly tire of social discipline and want to recapture a sense of personal authenticity. America’s most recent Awakening was the “Consciousness Revolution,” which spanned from the campus and inner-city revolts of the mid-1960s to the reelection of Ronald Reagan.
3) Third generation: Unraveling – This is an era when institutions are weak and distrusted, while individualism is strong and flourishing. America’s most recent Unraveling was the Long Boom and Culture War, beginning in the mid-1980s and ending in the late 2000s.
4) Fourth generation: Crisis – This is an era in which institutional life is destroyed and rebuilt in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s survival. America’s most recent Fourth Turning began with the stock market crash of 1929 and climaxed with the end of World War II.
America is now in this fourth “crisis” phase, about 80-90 years from the beginning of the first phase. It is in this “fourth turning” crisis that institutional life will be torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. This rebuilding is … READ THE REST
Facility Built with Taxpayer – What’s its Purpose
Sent: Sun 2/16/2014 11:18 AM
Does anyone have News on this facility that’s been built with TAXPAYER money and what it is for??? Go to frame 35:00 and watch it forward and please tell me what this is going to be for. And Why haven’t we the people been kept informed about why and what Our TAXPAYER Money is being used on this for?
VIDEO: Conspiracy Theory Jesse.Ventura.S03E04.Ozarks
Posted by elixis28
Published: Dec 15, 2012
Edited by John R. Houk
© Tony Newbill
Tony Newbill is the pseudonym for one of favorite Conspiracy Theory authors. I haven’t gotten an update from him in some time. If I had to guess a reason it would be because I haven’t posted any of his emails for some time. Below is a series of emails that date back to January 7, 2014. Obviously there is a chance some of the information might be outdated but I am betting Conspiracy dudes will still be intrigued. Hopefully Tony Newbill will see the post and begin sending me more Conspiracy Theories to keep up with that world that many scoff at, many believe and many are intrigued by the possibility.
USDA Gives Green Light to 2,4-D Resistant GM Crops
Sent: 1/7/2014 7:02 AM
The USDA has issued a draft statement essentially giving the green light to the marketing, sale and planting of GM corn and soybeans resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.
Farm, food safety, health and environmental advocates denounced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which essentially gives the agency’s green light to the marketing, sale and planting of new varieties of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean designed to be resistant to the hazardous herbicide, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).
Sustainable Pulse would like to remind readers that Australia banned the use of 2,4-D HVE in 2013 over environmental concerns.
USDA’s “preferred” determination that 2,4-D corn and soy need not be regulated under the Plant Pest Act comes despite intense opposition over the past two years from farmers and over 400,000 other individuals and more than 150 farm, fishery, public health, consumer and environmental groups and private businesses. The agency’s release of its draft EIS today opens a 45-day public comment period.
Critics contend that cultivation of the new GE corn, developed under the brand name “Enlist” by Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, will lead to dramatically increased use of 2,4-D, damage to non-GE crops—especially fruit and vegetable crops—and adverse effects on farmers’ livelihoods, as well as rural communities’ health and environments.
“American farmers and our families are at risk,” said Iowa corn and soybean farmer, George Naylor. “When Dow and Monsanto first brought out these GE crops, they assured us their new, expensive seeds would clean up our environment and reduce pesticide use. That didn’t happen. Today weeds are resistant to RoundUp, so farmers are using older, more deadly herbicides. 2,4-D corn is a giant step backwards; it’s just a terrible idea.”
“Enlist” corn is one of 8 herbicide-resistant GE crops pending approval by USDA. The others are herbicide-resistant varieties of soybeans (5), cotton (1) and creeping bentgrass (1). Two of these (soy and cotton) have been engineered to be used with dicamba, another notoriously drift-prone herbicide closely related to 2,4-D and known for easily damaging farmers’ non-GE crops. In 2013, USDA rapidly approved 7 other herbicide-resistant GE seeds, as the agency sought to speed up its GE crop approval process.
“GE herbicide-resistant seeds are clearly the growth engine powering the pesticide industry,” noted Pesticide Action Network senior scientist, Marcia Ishii-Eiteman. “These seeds are part of a technology package explicitly designed to drive up herbicide sales. By continuing to rubber-stamp its approval of Dow and Monsanto’s latest products, USDA has abandoned its responsibility to safeguard American farmers’ crops, health and livelihoods.”
Medical studies have linked 2,4-D and related herbicides to increased rates of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, low sperm counts in farmers and birth anomalies in their children. 2,4-D has also been shown to cause … READ ENTIRETY
Toxic heavy metals in your food? Natural News Forensic Food Lab announcement
VIDEO: Toxic heavy metals in your food? Natural News Forensic Food Lab
Posted by TheHealthRanger
Published: Jan 6, 2014
All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark
Sent: 1/10/2014 8:56 AM
All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark, so why can’t the US Government JUST Balance the Budget???????
OSLO (Reuters) – Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices.
Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world’s stocks, as well as bonds and real estate from London to Boston, making the Nordic nation an exception when others are struggling under a mountain of debts.
A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 billion), fractionally more than a million times Norway’s most recent official population estimate of 5,096,300.
It was the first time it reached the equivalent of a million crowns each, central bank spokesman Thomas Sevang said.
Not that Norwegians will be able to access or spend the money, squirreled away for a rainy day for them and future generations. Norway has resisted the … READ THE REST
Does all of this create an environment of trust???????
Sent: 1/11/2014 10:55 AM
How Roberts Was Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare
Many of us have questioned what caused Roberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as reported by CBS, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent.
According to some sources, Roberts wrote both the majority and a large portion of minority dissenting opinions. The liberal news outlet Salon.com has a story on July 3, 2012, “Roberts Wrote Both ObamaCare Opinions”, written by law professor Paul Campos, citing “a source within the court with direct knowledge of the drafting process.”
In 2000 Justice Roberts and his wife Jane adopted two children. Initially it was apparent that the adoptions were “from a Latin American country”, but over time it has become apparent that the adopted children were not Latin American, but were Irish. Why this matters will become evident.
In 2005 the NY Times began investigating Roberts (sic) life as a matter of his nomination to the Supreme Court by George Bush. The Times was shortly accused of trying to unseal the adoption papers and intending to violate the anonymity of the adoption process… however there is more to the story.
How were the Children Adopted?
According to The New York Times, based on information from Mrs. Roberts’s sister, Mary Torre, the children were adopted through a private adoption.
As explained by Families for Private Adoption, “[p]rivate (or independent) adoption is a legal method of building a family through adoption without using an adoption agency for placement. In private adoption, the birth parents relinquish their parental rights directly to the adoptive parents, instead of to an agency.”2
It all now makes sense.
The circumstances of these two adoptions explain not only why this would be overlooked by an overall sympathetic media, but also why a sitting Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court would not want this information to become public fodder well into his tenure. Its release and public discussion would discredit Roberts as an impartial judge of the law, and undoubtedly lead to his impeachment.
This also explains why Roberts would have a means to be blackmailed, and why that leverage would still exist even after the institution of ObamaCare.
… And it has led to flipping the swing-vote on ObamaCare, which fundamentally changed the relationship between citizen and government, making us de facto property of the state, with our relative worth in care and maintenance able to be determined by the government. Essentially it was a coup without firing a shot, much less needing even an Amendment to the Constitution.
Fukushima Debris Peaks On West Coast – Thousands exposed!
According to resistanceunited.com at no time are volunteers offered protective clothing or even a warning that they may be involuntarily exposing themselves and their children to radio-active material. The only warning they get is in the form of waiver. Of course as far as the government is concerned the California volunteers are perfectly safe and use the word “unlikely” even though no real data has been taken that can assist the volunteer in making an informed choice.
There is a fierce debate between citizens and government about whether debris from the Japanese Tsunami is radioactive or not. Private citizens with radiological detecting equipment say beaches and debris are radioactive, while the government sources maintain a veil of secrecy and guarded words about radiation. They hide behind the voice of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center which promises to bring the public the latest information, but was last updated in December 2012! Volunteers are told it is “unlikely” debris washing up in California will be radioactive. They are also told that testing is being done which shows “no elevated levels of radioactivity”. They are reassured that California Emergency Management has “qualified emergency responders ready to help” if volunteers come across anything dangerous. By that time it will be too late to safe-guard their health.
These volunteers have cleaned up millions of pounds of debris from California’s coastline in the last three years since the Japanese Tsunami. This work was accomplished in everyday clothing with bucket in hand. None of the citizens were provided protective gear just in case debris turned out to be radioactive. Please read the full story here:
McDonald’s poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond
(NaturalNews) A new variety of genetically modified potato could show up in Idaho as early as 2015.
Nearly 13 years ago, customers revolted against Monsanto’s transgenic NewLeaf potato, which contained synthetic bacteria to kill insect pests. Now, a new company, J.R. Simplot Co., aims to bring back genetically modified potatoes to the state and elsewhere.
The Idaho Potato Commission, representing Idaho’s $3 billion potato industry, is in support of the new GMO potato variety but is wary of customer opposition. “Unless your customers are prepared to embrace this product, it’s not going to be successful,” said Frank Muir, president of the Commission.
McDonald’s on the other hand has a financial interest in the new GMO potato business.
McDonald’s vast influence could spur widespread new GMO potato farming
With a global daily production of 9 million pounds of fries a day, McDonald’s is looking for better ways to lower the cost of processing potatoes for fry production. This business move may encourage and embrace new GMO potato agriculture, spearheaded by their very own potato distributor, none other than Simplot.
Simplot has come up with a new “Innate” brand of potatoes that don’t use synthetic bacteria. Instead, their variety effectively silences potato DNA to … READ THE REST
End the Federal Reserve and let WE the people make our own Decisions
Sent: 1/12/2014 1:25 PM
End the Federal Reserve and let WE the people make our own Decisions about how to spend our Money Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Back before the Federal Reserve Act, the lack of getting information out to the public so there could be the ability to make decisions in a real time basis and react to Institutional Criminals. This was why fraud and cronyism with the people’s money ran amuck and thus ushered in the Federal Reserve.
It’s not 1913 anymore!!!!! In today’s Information age we can get Information in real time so informing the public on their monetary issues and making decisions on how we the people’s money should be handled can be done by the society through their engagement in real time with their representatives and get rid of this ideology of Monetary policy that’s run aground the Peoples wealth and resource development!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy makes the case for a return of financial responsibility over Monetary Policy and that should Be the Responsibility of We the People NOW before it is too late!!!! To Hell with all these PACs, we need REAL People that will LISTEN to We the People and when we say END the Fed – END IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s always about OUR MONEY so LET’S TAKE OUR MONEY BACK AND DO WHAT
WE THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE WITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s time to END this Being a Victim to a Bunch of STUPID IDEOLOGUES WITH OUR MONEY. Always having to be on the defensive instead of Being a Productive Society producing OUR OWN NEEDS and showing Our families that This is the Only way to Survive and be proud of that fundamental Liberty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hidden Gold Taxes
The Golden Solution For Inflation
Many investors and financial commentators will tell you that there is no need to read a mini-course in order to learn how to turn inflation into wealth. They say the solution can be found in two words: BUY GOLD. (Or as some say: BUY SILVER.)
I like gold and silver. Gold or other precious metals should likely play a role in the portfolio of any investor who’s concerned about high rates of inflation or the possibility of a currency meltdown. Depending on your situation and beliefs, there is a case for precious metals related investments composing at least 5% to 10% of your portfolio on the low-end, up to 60% or 70% of your assets on the high-end. The reason for precious metals is that in a time of crisis there two distinct, essential investment attributes that precious metals can deliver better than just about any other asset in the world.
Through placing her money in what is conventionally considered one of the safest possible investments, during a time of high inflation, Kate has lost 50% of her net worth. This is terrible, of course, but at least she should be able to get a nice tax deduction out of this $50,000 loss. Except that when it comes time to fill in her tax return, she starts with $100,000 in her money market fund, and ends with $100,000 in principal in her money market fund. As far as the government is concerned — there is no loss to be deducted. Kate still has every dollar she started with.
Jack decides to lock in his gains by selling his gold investment, redeploy most of his newfound wealth into some new investments, and maybe take a little out to reward himself for having made such a brilliant investment. When it comes time for Jack to fill in his tax return, it shows that he bought his gold for $100,000 and he sold it for $200,000, thereby generating a $100,000 profit. Effectively, the government looks at Jack’s having dodged the its (sic) destruction of the value of the nation’s money, and says “Great move Jack, you made a lot of money! Now give us our share.”
Even in bullion form, gold is currently taxed as a “collectible” in the US, with a 28% capital gains tax rate, or almost twice the long-term capital gains tax rate on investments that the financial industry and government prefer. We’ll call it 30% to allow for some state capital gains taxes, and to keep the numbers round. However, this rate is not sufficient to cover government spending, as the federal government is currently running enormous deficits, as are the states and municipalities (particularly when we take into account not only declining tax collections but the pension fund crisis). So it is reasonable to expect potentially much higher taxes in the not-too-distant future, both in the US and other nations. …
Turning Gold Into Lead
From a gold investor’s perspective, $2,000 an ounce gold may seem like a dream come true. And when we look at the results, $100,000 turning into $200,000, gold does look like a great investment. Until we remember that the reason gold went to $2,000 an ounce was because of inflation and we adjust our investment results for inflation. We break even. While not a net improvement relative to today, this outcome is highly desirable compared to what happened to Kate. Gold did indeed act as “real money”.
Unfortunately, we then run into one of the most deeply unfair and little understood aspects of inflation and investing in anticipation of inflation. Government fiscal policy destroys the value of our dollars. Government tax policy does not recognize what government fiscal policy does, and is blind to inflation. This blindness means that attempts to keep up with inflation generate very real and whopping tax payments, on what is from an economic perspective, imaginary income.
These taxes turn gold from a shimmering dream to a lead weight around our neck, and mean even a successful inflation hedge can lead to a devastating loss in net worth in after-tax and after-inflation terms.
So how do we deal with this lead weight of inflation taxes around our neck, trying to … READ ENTIRETY
We should NOT have to just Prepare for the END!!!!!! This is America for CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All Roads Lead To Collapse
Posted by DEMCAD
Published: Jan 10, 2014
Edited by John R. Houk
Brackets indicate additions by the Editor
© Tony Newbill
Newbill takes a look at how currency is a part of a Leftist agenda to wrangle the USA away from being the international currency of trade. The emails suggest that China is the primary culprit behind this global Leftist agenda. There is a story about “ghost cities” possibly causing a financial crisis due real estate speculating; however it is my opinion you should read between the lines on that story. China is a controlled economy and they are not going to literally allow the construction of empty metropolitan areas without a specific purpose in mind. As you read behind the lines on the ghost city you really need to contemplate why China would allow such an expansion of real estate to occur.
Story about Wall Street Living off Fake Money
Sent: 11/13/2013 8:05 AM
They are doing this because of Peak Earth Ideology [Editor: Here is a gist of Peak Earth Ideology] and this gives them Control over consumption rates of the Consumer. Squeezing resources will be the future and bending the cost curve will mean lowing the life expectancy rate.
Dividing the society is key to accomplishing this goal.
The story about Wall Street living off Fake Money from the Federal Reserve Proves the International market Scheme is Over and the USA is only running higher and higher debts to try and keep it going!!!!
I can only say: I’m sorry, America. As a former Federal Reserve official, I was responsible for executing the centerpiece program of the Fed’s first plunge into the bond-buying experiment known as quantitative easing. The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I’ve come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.
Five years ago this month, on Black Friday, the Fed launched an unprecedented shopping spree. By that point in the… (To read the rest you have to be a subscriber or subscribe to the WSJ – Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer; 11/11/13)
This is why I think the best hope for the USA is to isolate and get back to being a Self-Supplying Nation. We have plenty of resources for our sustainable Population, it’s when we try and supply the rest of the world that we are running into and running out of what we need to survive let along innovating any new expansion in or renewable resource supply.
(CNN) Editor’s note: Paul Gilding, author of “The Great Disruption,” is an advocate and adviser to nongovernmental organizations and businesses and the former chief executive of Greenpeace. He spoke at the TED2012 conference in February. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.
(CNN) — For 50 years the environmental movement has unsuccessfully argued that we should save the planet for moral reasons, that there were more important things than money. Ironically, it now seems it will be money — through the economic impact of climate change and resource constraint — that will motivate the sweeping changes necessary to avert catastrophe.
The reason is we have now reached a moment where four words — the earth is full — will define our times. This is not a philosophical statement; this is just science based in physics, chemistry and biology. There are many science-based analyses of this, but they all draw the same conclusion — that we’re living beyond our means.
The eminent scientists of the Global Footprint Network, for example, calculate that we need about 1.5 Earths to sustain this economy. In other words, to keep operating at our current level, we need 50% more Earth than we’ve got.
In financial terms, this would be like always spending 50% more than you earn, going further into debt every year. But of course, you can’t borrow natural resources, so we’re … READ THE REST – be warned its pro-Climate Change propaganda (The Earth is full; By Paul Gilding; CNN; 4/8/12)
Population is a complicated topic. With the worldwide population slated to top 7 billion in 2011, we decided it was one we needed to tackle. But we wanted to do it in a way that gives readers room to think. We spread out our coverage over a year, with articles that take deep dives into specific issues—demographics, food security, climate change, fertility trends, managing biodiversity—that relate to global population. Our reporting is collected here. Feel free to explore and share your thoughts on twitter at #7billion. (7 Billion; National Geographic)
World Population: Past, Present, and Future … READ THE REST – A lot of Charts (WorldOMeters)
China’s ability to be a trusted Alternative Trade Currency
Sent: 11/17/2013 7:55 AM
More Reason to question China’s ability to be a trusted Alternative Trade Currency???? And see how they are using finance and trade to divide Alliances.
JERUSALEM — The Israeli government has decided to prevent a key witness from testifying in an anti-terrorism case in the United States, drawing accusations that it is caving in to pressure from China.
The lawsuit revolves around allegations that Bank of China knowingly allowed Palestinian militants to use its accounts to finance their operations, including a suicide attack in the city of Tel Aviv in 2006 that killed 11 people.
Families of the dead, among them 16-year-old American holidaymaker Daniel Wultz, have launched at least two cases in the United States against China’s fourth largest lender.
The bank denies any wrongdoing.
Plaintiffs hoped that evidence from a former Israeli intelligence officer, who allegedly told Chinese counterparts in 2005 about suspicious transactions, would prove decisive.
A Washington district court issued the official, Uzi Shaya, with a subpoena to testify on Nov. 25.
However, on Nov. 15, the Israeli government filed a petition, which was seen by Reuters on Saturday, seeking to block his appearance and to stop him revealing what it said were state secrets.
“The disclosure of such information would harm Israel’s national security, compromise Israel’s ability to protect those within its borders, and … READ THE REST (Israel muzzles witness in US anti-terrorism lawsuit; By Crispian Ballmer; NBC News Investigations via Reuters; 11/16/13 11:33 PM EST)
Why China wants to replace dollar as Worlds Trade Currency
We have written about China’s ghost towns — neighborhoods with massive new buildings not inhabited by any people. Many see this as the clear evidence of overbuilding and a housing bubble.
Yale’s Stephen Roach has said, however, that China’s modernization is “the greatest urbanization story the world has ever seen,” and that these ghost cities will soon become “thriving metropolitan areas.”
But analysts say most Chinese people can’t afford the types of homes being built in the ghost cities.
China has been trying to get a grip on its property market for some time now and some say officials are in control and have been deflating the housing bubble.
However, the risks of the housing bubble evolving into a financial crisis appear to be high.
There is a new report from “60 Minutes” titled “China’s real estate bubble.” We’ve seen photos of China’s ghost towns, but they are … READ THE REST – Most of the rest of the article are screen shots of empty Chinese cities ending with the 60 Minutes feature entitled “China’s real estate bubble”. I will post the Youtube version of the 60 Minutes episode. (This ’60 Minutes’ Video Of China’s Ghost Cities Is More Surreal Than Anything We’ve Ever Seen; By MAMTA BADKAR; Business Insider; 3/3/13 8:26 PM)
Editor: This is a thought that I am not going to take the time to substantiate. I remember reading a Conspiracy Theory that these Chinese ghost cities were actually built in China’s anticipation of a destructive war.
VIDEO: China’s real estate bubble
Blame another for Spying on U.S. Citizens
Sent: 11/17/2013 8:11 AM
So if the Agency Spying going through this Avenue is allowed secretly and it not be able to have regulation by our Congress Oversight, won’t this be the END of U.S.A. Liberty????
Won’t this be a Great way to blame another for Spying on U.S. Citizens?????
WASHINGTON — In the view of America’s spy services, the next potential threat from Russia may not come from a nefarious cyberweapon or secrets gleaned from the files of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now in Moscow.
Instead, this menace may come in the form of a seemingly innocuous dome-topped antenna perched atop an electronics-packed building surrounded by a security fence somewhere in the United States.
In recent months, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have been quietly waging a campaign to stop the State Department from allowing Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, to build about half a dozen of these structures, known as monitor stations, on United States soil, several American officials said.
They fear that these structures could help Russia spy on the United States and improve the precision of Russian weaponry, the officials said. These monitor stations, the Russians contend, would significantly improve the accuracy and reliability of Moscow’s version of the Global Positioning System, the American satellite network that steers guided missiles to their targets and thirsty smartphone users to the nearest Starbucks.
“They don’t want to be reliant on the American system and believe that their systems, like GPS, will spawn other industries and applications,” said a former senior official in the State Department’s Office of Space and Advanced Technology. “They feel as though they are losing a technological edge to us in an important market. Look at everything GPS has done on … READ THE REST (A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears; By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ERIC SCHMITT; NYT; 11/16/13)
Morning Joe: Who will pay more under Obamacare?
Sent: 11/20/2013 7:42 AM
Who will pay more under Obamacare?
Top Talkers: President Obama is set to meet with health insurance CEOs to discuss Obamacare, and Steve Rattner brings his infamous charts to show Obamacare’s impact on the country, including who will pay more under the law. (Click MSNBC link to watch the episode Newbill is referring to.)
On Morning Joe today they are trying to sugar coat the Percentage of people who are losing their Healthcare insurance by saying it’s a small Percentage, but they are not taking into consideration what’s going to happen once we get to 2015 when that exemption is OVER that the President gave all who get their Insurance through their Employer!!!!!
Wait till 2015 YOUR CORPORATE Cover will go away and then we will REALLY see the collapse that was delayed with the Unconstitutional exemption for a year by Obama.
How can you not be a dictator when you pass a Law with Bribes then turn around and Single handedly Delay it???
These Liberals all know this is just a Path towards Single payer and they don’t care what kind of LIE it takes to keep everyone chilling while the current system collapses along with the current Obamacare law, and Nothing is Left but a Government Option.
VIDEO: Shocking Obama Videos Reveal Real Goal!
Dodd Frank plans to regulate the Fund managers and personal IRAs
Sent: 12/7/2013 10:59 AM
Dodd Frank plans to regulate the Fund managers and personal IRAs in case of a market shock.
This report provides a brief overview of the asset management industry and an analysis of how asset management firms and the activities in which they engage can introduce vulnerabilities that could pose, amplify, or transmit threats to financial stability.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (the Council) decided to study the activities of asset management firms to better inform its analysis of whether—and how—to consider such firms for enhanced prudential standards and supervision under Section 113 of the Dodd-Frank Act.1 The Council asked the Office of Financial Research (OFR), in collaboration with Council members, to provide data and analysis to inform this consideration. This study responds to that request by analyzing industry activities, describing the factors that make the industry and individual firms vulnerable to financial shocks, and considering the channels through which the industry could transmit risks across financial markets.
… READ THE REST – 34 page PDF document (Asset Management and Financial Stability; By Office of Financial Research; September 2013)
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k).
The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. One egregious attempt was the proposal, following the 2010 financial crisis, to “safeguard” retirement savings by requiring that they be rolled over into Treasury bonds. Had this legislation succeeded, it would have appropriated all or part of the retirement savings of millions of Americans. The funds would have been used to finance further expansion of government. In return, savers would have received a promissory note from the federal government similar that issued by the Social Security Trust Fund.
Needless to say, most investors were not keen to convert their savings into Treasury obligations — or, to be more precise, into an unsecured note promising a return approximating that of Treasury bonds. That is because, as with every other endeavor, government’s management of retirement savings (aka Social Security) has been a disaster.
Despite its 2010 failure to take over retirement savings, the left has not given up. As reported in WND, officials at the U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments continue discussions aimed at channeling private savings into Treasury obligations via a so-called “Automatic IRA.” Once it has forced workers and employers to contribute to Automatic IRAs, and eventually forced existing savings into government obligations as well, government would control much of the investment capital in America. The free market will cease to exist.
Perhaps in support of that goal, Dodd-Frank legislation of 2010 established the Office of Financial Research (OFR) [Blog Editor: This should sound familiar to the PDF report linked above!], which recently issued a report suggesting that mutual funds may pose a risk to financial stability. At several points in the report, the authors suggest that many aspects of the financial system are not at present highly regulated and that the risks of these unregulated private transactions are unknown. The implication seems to be that greater government scrutiny is called for.
OFR is a bureaucracy charged with the task of sniffing out systemic risk and passing along its findings to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The chairman of that august body is none other than Jacob Lew, Obama’s secretary of the treasury. This is the same Jacob Lew who was employed as chief operating officer at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI) during the financial crisis. CAI reportedly incurred significant losses during the financial crisis. As COO of that division of Citigroup, Lew would not seem to be an ideal candidate to chair a committee on Financial Stability — much less the person to be put in charge of America’s retirement savings [Blog Editor: Oh-Oh, Do you see the Leftist agenda at work in your personal life yet?].
That is the reality, I believe, behind the innocuous-sounding Office of Financial Research and its report on the supposed risk to the financial system underlying mutual funds. It is an important cog in this administration’s insidious scheme to destroy capitalism and convert America into a socialist state. READ ENTIRETY (Obama’s Plan to Snatch Your Savings; By Jeffrey Folks; American Thinker; 12/5/13)
Here’s a Possible Shock …..
Is a threat to the dollar as world’s trade currency a China and Germany alliance?????
Below a translation of an article on gold price suppression by global finance expert from the China Gold Association Zhang Jie, published on April 15, 2013. We have posted a Google Translate version of this article on August 13, but because of the significance of the insights of the writer we searched for real translators to make it into a more clear and understandable read. The result is a very interesting analysis of a monetary game played by the US and other countries through gold leasing and derivatives.
We will be publishing translations from Chinese economists on a more frequently basis as these gives us important information on China’s present and future gold policy.
Translated by Maarten van Mourik and J. Chin. [Italicized by Blog Editor]
Gold Leasing Is A Tool For The Global Credit Game
- By Zhang Jie, Deputy editor of “Global Finance”, expert specially engaged by China Gold Association.
The world’s financial and real estate crisis will eventually produce a credit crisis.
The price of gold is closely related with credit, the implication from suppression the gold price lies not only on gold, but more so in currencies and the trust behind currencies.
Gold leasing is an important innovation in the gold settlement system. Through continuous gold leasing the gold in the market can be circulated and produce derivatives, creating more and more paper gold. This is very significant for the United States. Gold leasing is a major tool for the Federal Reserve and other central banks in the West to secretly control and regulate the gold market, creating gold credit derivatives and global credit conflict.
China suffered from gold lease in the past
World gold leasing started in the 1980s, when the gold price rose to over 800 US$ per ounce. Gold leasing at that time effectively combated the price of gold. More strategically, the gold price affected national creditworthiness. A lower gold price suppressed the Soviet Union and China after 1989 when they were sanctioned by the West, in addition to the sanctions imposed on South Africa for apartheid. As all three were heavily dependent on gold to import necessities, the gold price had become a protection for foreign credit in these countries.
In the 1990s, the introduction of gold leasing effectively lowered the price of gold. Low gold and oil prices have caused great difficulties for China, the former Soviet Union and South Africa who were in dire need of foreign currencies. As a result, these countries had to sell resources or core assets very cheaply, which now have to be bought back more expensively. The West thus gained extensively by suppressing gold prices.
Gold credit is even more critical in today’s world where risk of global crises, war and conflicts increases. If a global full-scale conflict were to develop, the globalised financial system would collapse and trust in national currencies would vanish completely. Only liquid assets, of which the best liquid asset is gold, can establish trust between nations. Consequently, the trust in gold will become critical; gold can become a powerful weapon in the world credit game. Crude oil and other commodities that are difficult to store can’t be used as trust equivalents. Gold being the leading candidate is inevitable, thus led to gold leasing becoming the tool and mean of the world credit game.
Gold leasing to control credit
If the Fed were to engage in gold leasing, the lessee is the key in this process. In the bull market during the past several years, gold leasing agencies which shorted gold may incurred huge losses. Although these losses exist, we don’t see them because it’s possible for entities such as Lehman Brothers to manipulate their accounts. However, it is unlikely for the Fed to be involved directly in the shorting of gold reserves and manipulation of accounts, but it is entirely possible for the Fed to engage in gold leasing on a huge scale, and the related lessee could thus bear a huge loss. If the loss is exposed, even a large institution could collapse. This could create a crisis as bad as the one caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Germany and the IMF should see the signs of such a crisis that would have a serious impact on the creditworthiness of countries and agencies.
Germany staged a coup on the US Fed
If the Fed’s large gold reserves are used in gold leasing, there will be a serious problem. Germany therefore will threaten the Fed’s dominant position by demanding their gold back; the Fed subsequently needs to withdraw the leased gold and thus could destabilize the market. This is a new credit game of international capital.
If the Fed is engaged in gold leasing it’s impossible that the Fed is able to show Germany and France their stored gold because the gold has been used in gold leasing. The Fed should be able to combine the remaining gold deposits from all remaining countries to allow for Germany’s inspection – Germany has no right to audit gold reserves of other countries. The Fed probably has agendas aimed at preventing Germany to inspect its gold or to ship it back to Germany. These agendas are likely to be related to the game of international finance and the credit game between countries. Gold is a financial and monetary product; it represents the authority of …
For the Fed, it is crucial that the dollar dominates the world and so the Fed will store gold reserves from countries all over the world to control the gold settlement system. If there were another gold settlement system, it would compete with the dollar’s trust. Natural gold credit would be a nightmare for the continuous printed dollar. The dollar can only be the world currency as a result of the United States controlling global gold settlement. However, if other countries want their gold back from the Fed, the Fed will lose its gold settlement position. Underneath the global gold reserves at the Fed, there is the promise of the United States to continue with the dollar-gold price under the Bretton Woods system. Since the collapse of the Bretton Woods system 30 years ago, it is suspected that the United States violated the original agreement; therefore other countries have the right to demand their gold reserves back from the Fed.
… If Germany holds its own gold reserves, this will restrict other countries to lease gold. Such action could create a panic over gold, subsequently support gold prices and blow the confidence of gold short sellers. This will have significantly more impact on the market’s confidence than actual market transactions. At a time when the market is concerned about the US Fed having a huge gold deficit, who dares to short gold on a massive scale? Here we should see the divergence between United States and Europe as well as with Germany.
This translation is a combination of two translations, by Maarten van Mourik and J. Chin, which were merged by Koos Jansen. This link (choose file, than download) gives access to a document that contains the Chinese text as well as the two original translations by Mourik and Chin. READ ENTIRETY (Gold Leasing Is A Tool For The Global Credit Game; By Koos Jansen; In God We Trust; 8/31/13 6:56 pm)
Edited by John R. Houk
© Tony Newbill
Most of these Newbill email relate to economic collapse and the Dollar collapse which will lead to some form of global and American chaos. One email pertains to a repugnant issue occurring in Syria still in a civil war. The issue is the occurrence of a disease that results by cannibalism.
A Corporate Trojan Horse
Sent: 11/3/2013 8:23 AM
You won’t believe this, it will further the call for a new trade currency as this TPP trade Policy will further collapse nations sovereignty valued in dollars internationally.
“A Corporate Trojan Horse”: Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact, Would Rewrite Swath of U.S. Laws
As the federal government shutdown continues, Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Asia for secret talks on a sweeping new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is often referred to by critics as “NAFTA on steroids,” and would establish a free trade zone that would stretch from Vietnam to Chile, encompassing 800 million people — about a third of world trade and nearly 40 percent of the global economy. While the text of the treaty has been largely negotiated behind closed doors and, until June, kept secret from Congress, more than 600 corporate advisers reportedly have access to the measure, including employees of Halliburton and Monsanto. “This is not mainly about trade,” says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. “It is a corporate Trojan horse. The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with trade. The other 24 chapters either handcuff our domestic governments, limiting food safety, environmental standards, financial regulation, energy and climate policy, or establishing new powers for corporations.”
Or they are creating the Plutocracy crisis to piss off the sheeple so they will demand more Bigger Government Intervention……
Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits.
The first part of this video talks about how the Surveillance Cabal by the NSA Spying is directly connected to the TPP International Trade Policy trying to rise up.
Start this video at 29:00 to hear what the Trade Policy that will create the International Legal Cabal on U.S Constitutional rights. And this Cabal allows the Multinational Corps to act as Sovereign citizens and sue Nations for Financial Losses.
The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation’s laws on everything from healthcare and Internet freedom to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings.
We discuss the TPP with two guests: Celeste Drake, a trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, and Jim Shultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, which has just released a new report on how corporations use trade rules to seize resources and undermine democracy. “What is the biggest threat to the ability of corporations to go into a country and suck out the natural resources without any regard for the environment or labor standards? The threat is democracy,” Shultz says. “The threat is that citizens will be annoying and get in the way and demand that their governments take action. So what corporations need is to become more powerful than sovereign states. And the way they become more powerful is by tangling sovereign states in a web of these trade agreements.”
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its … READ THE REST (Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits; Democracy Now – A Daily Independent Global News Hour; 6/6/13)
The 21 century Government and Corporate fascism 2.0
Sent: 11/4/2013 12:30 PM
Why the general public cannot compete in the phony free market while these 2 big 2 fail entities work off Government assistance indirectly through public entitlements and Federal Reserve Stimulus Policy
10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.
According to this chart via Reddit, called “The Illusion of Choice,” these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You’ve heard of the biggest names, but it’s amazing to see what these giants own or influence.
(Note: The chart shows a mix of networks. Parent companies may own, own shares of, or may simply partner with their branch networks. For example, Coca-Cola does not own Monster, but distributes the energy drink. Another note: We are not sure how up-to-date the chart is. For example, it has not been updated to reflect P&G’s sale of Pringles to Kellogg’s in February.)
Here are just a few examples: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum Brands restaurants sell only Pepsi products because of a special partnership with the soda-maker.
$84 billion-company Proctor & Gamble — the largest advertiser in the U.S. — is paired with a number of diverse brands that produce everything from medicine to … READ THE REST (10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How; By Chris Miles; PolicyMic; 10/31/13)
This is a very bad disease
Sent: 11/5/2013 9:36 AM
This is a very bad disease …..Due to limited treatment will Obamacare lead to this disease spreading???
[Editor Note: the above Shoebat.com link is very disturbing and yet informative. It is worth posting in entirety]
Cannibalism In Syria Causes An Extremely Rare Disease
By Theodore Shoebat
November 4, 2013
Its (sic) called Kuru, an extremely rare disease which virtually became extinct after extinguishing cannibalism in Papua New Guinea. Amazingly Kuru has now been found in 8 to 20 people, out of all places, in war-torn Syria, and the only way it could have come about, doctors confirmed, is through cannibalism and the consumption of human brain, as first reported by Arabian news source Zaman al-Wasal and substantiated by Orient News Television.
Here is a documentary showing the connection between native sorcery, ritualized cannibalism, and its end result, Kuru:
VIDEO: Kuru: The Science and The Sorcery (52 Minute Documentary)
Two of the infected were sent from Syria to a hospital (sic) in Ghazi Antab in Turkey for further examination to only be transferred to another hospital in Germany. One of the two already died, since Kuru is 100% fatal. Kuru is contagious and has symptoms of skin ulcers and worms, and according to a piece on the New York Times,
Kuru is a very rare disease. It is caused by an infectious protein (prion) found in contaminated human brain tissue.
Kuru is found among people from New Guinea who practiced a form of cannibalism in which they ate the brains of dead people as part of a funeral ritual.
One of the infected men in the German hospital was confirmed to have eaten human flesh, and he eventually died. When the Turkish hospital was asked on the details of the cannibalism case, they refrained from saying anything.
Moreover, the Free Syrian Army said they will be doing an investigation on the cannibalism case, and this sparks a hunch as to what their intentions are behind this.
Overall, there are 8 to 20 cases of Kuru in Syria; Kuru strictly is caused by cannibalism, and cannibalism was involved from the report on what took place in the German hospital.
In past studies, it was established that in the area of Fore in Paupa (sic) New Guinea, Kuru was transmitted due to “ritualistic mortuary cannibalism.”
It is quite possible that this is what commenced the infection, in that the jihadists began to eat the flesh of their enemies.
Cannibalism is not beyond the nature of the Muslim rebels, here is a video of a Syrian jihadist eating a lung:
The Case that a Fed Bailout is Coming
Sent: 11/5/2013 10:27 AM
These links make the case that a Fed Bailout is coming and it will come through stock sales and the collapse of the Dow Jones.
They are creating the crisis with Debt accumulation instead of supply expansion and accumulation!!!!!!
The Fed has no endgame
The financial markets are focused on guessing when the Federal Reserve will begin to reduce its $85 billion a month in asset purchases.
A move to buy fewer Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities — say, $70 billion to $75 billion a month as a first stage, instead of the current $85 billion a month — would lead, the market fears, to a rise in U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar that would provoke a selloff in global markets.
The consensus now says this tapering won’t begin until March 2014 at the soonest, although the Fed’s press release after the October meeting of its Open Market Committee led to a pickup among traders and investors in votes for January 2014.
The Federal Reserve itself, however, has moved on in its worries and plans. While the timing of any taper remains an unsettled issue, planning at the Fed is now concentrating on the endgame.
After building up its balance sheet to a record $3.84 trillion — including $2 trillion in Treasurys and $1.4 trillion in mortgage-backed securities — the big question, and the one with much more impact in the long-term on the U.S. and global economies and financial markets, is how does the Fed sell these assets so it can cut its balance sheet back to normal levels?
MSN Money’s Mirhaydari: Fed Must Act Fast to Prevent Deflation Disaster
The Federal Reserve must do more and do it fast before we fall into a 1990s-style Japanese deflation disaster, argues MSN Money columnist Anthony Mirhaydari in an article for MarketWatch.
The Fed is continuing to purchase $85 billion of bonds a month in an effort to bolster the economy by keeping rates low.
It’s not enough, warns Mirhaydari, a former research analyst.
Mirhaydari recommends that the Fed inject funds directly into the economy by funding public-private infrastructure investment trusts or converting its Treasury holdings into equity-like assets, which would essentially erase some of the national debt. It could convert long-term bonds into zero-coupon perpetuity bonds.
“In other words, the Fed needs to do … READ ENTIRETY (MSN Money’s Mirhaydari: Fed Must Act Fast to Prevent Deflation Disaster; By Michael Kling; Money News; 10/31/13 01:42 PM)
As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central bank ultimately could require its own taxpayer rescue.
The Fed’s total assets on its balance sheet have more than quadrupled to $3.8 trillion since 2008 amid a massive bond-buying effort. And there are few signs that the growth will stop any time soon.
That could put the finances of the world’s most powerful central bank at risk if historically low interest rates were to rise sharply — something top Fed officials said they do not expect but that critics warn is very possible.
It also could inhibit the ability of central bank officials to respond to future economic and financial crises.
“It’s really pretty cut-and-dried as far as the arithmetic goes: If you buy bonds and interest rates go up, you’re going to take a capital loss on those bonds,” said James D. Hamilton, an economics professor at UC San Diego. “The more they buy, the bigger their balance sheet, the bigger the loss they’re going to face.”
Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday and are expected to continue purchasing $85 billion a month in low-interest-rate Treasury bonds and … READ THE REST (As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout; By Jim Puzzanghera; LA Times; 10/29/13 5:00 a.m.)
FHA to get $1.7 billion in its first taxpayer-funded bailout
WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Administration dramatically expanded its role after the subprime market collapsed, but at the expense of its own finances. Now, the government agency will get a first-ever bailout of $1.7 billion.
In a letter Friday to Congress, the agency’s head said it needed money to stabilize its long-term finances and cover potential losses on the huge volume of low-down-payment mortgages it insured from 2007 to 2009.
It’s the first time the 79-year-old FHA — created during the Great Depression to keep home lending flowing — will require taxpayer funding.
And it will get the money automatically. The FHA is financed by mortgage insurance premiums charged to homeowners and has been self-sustaining through its history. But it has the authority to draw funds from the Treasury without asking Congress.
FHA Commissioner Carol Galante informed lawmakers the agency would need the money Monday, the last day of the fiscal year, to ensure it has sufficient reserves to cover anticipated losses on the loans it backs. A bailout has been expected since April, when the Obama administration’s proposed 2014 budget projected the FHA would need $943 million by Sept. 30.
But the agency asked for nearly twice that much because of a recent decline in business, caused by rising mortgage interest rates, Galante said.
Others believe the FHA will ultimately need far more. Government accounting rules mask even greater financial problems at the FHA, which … READ THE REST (FHA to get $1.7 billion in its first taxpayer-funded bailout; By Jim Puzzanghera; LA Times; 9/28/13)
Guest Post: Will The Fed Bailout China’s Financial System?
The twenty-first-century economy has thus far been shaped by capital flows from China to the United States – a pattern that has suppressed global interest rates, helped to reflate the developed world’s leverage bubble, and, through its impact on the currency market, fueled China’s meteoric rise. But these were no ordinary capital flows. Rather than being driven by direct or portfolio investment, they came primarily from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), as it amassed $3.5 trillion in foreign reserves – largely US Treasury securities.
The fact that a single institution wields so much influence over global macroeconomic trends has caused considerable anxiety, with doomsayers predicting that doubts about US debt sustainability will force China to sell off its holdings of US debt. This would drive up interest rates in the US and, ultimately, could trigger the dollar’s collapse.
But selling off US Treasury securities, it was argued, was not in China’s interest, given that it would drive up the renminbi’s exchange rate against the dollar, diminishing the domestic value of China’s reserves and undermining the export sector’s competitiveness. Indeed, a US defense department report last year on the national-security implications of China’s holdings of US debt concluded that “attempting to use US Treasury securities as a coercive tool would have limited effect and likely would do more harm to China than to the [US].”
To describe the symbiotic relationship between China’s export-led GDP growth and America’s excessive consumption, the economic historians Niall Ferguson and Moritz Schularick coined the term “Chimerica.” The invocation of the chimera of Greek mythology – a monstrous, fire-breathing amalgam of lion, goat, and dragon – makes the term all the more appropriate, given that Chimerica has generated massive and terrifying distortions in the global economy that cannot be corrected without serious consequences.
In 2009, these distortions led Ferguson and Schularick to forecast Chimerica’s collapse – a prediction that seems to … READ THE REST (Guest Post: Will The Fed Bailout China’s Financial System? Submitted by Tyler Durden, Authored by Alexander Friedman; Zero Hedge; 8/25/13 11:19 -0500)
Why the Federal Reserve is Flooding the Market with Dollars
Sent: 11/6/2013 8:28 AM
This is why the Federal Reserve is flooding the market with dollars, they are at war………
China seeks world role for ‘people’s money’
With deals from London to Singapore, China is seeking a greater role for its yuan currency in global markets to challenge the hegemony of the almighty dollar.
The most attention-grabbing reform planned for Shanghai’s new free trade zone is free convertibility of the yuan — also known as the renminbi, or “people’s money” — an unprecedented change which would allow greater use of the currency.
But no timetable has been specified, and a true contest between Mao Zedong, Communist China’s founding father whose face is emblazoned on most yuan notes, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill will be years in the making.
For decades the US has benefited to the tune of trillions of dollars-worth of free credit from the greenback’s role as the default global reserve unit.
But as the global economy trembled before the prospect of a US default last month, only averted when Washington reached a deal to raise its debt ceiling, China’s official Xinhua news agency called for a “de-Americanised” world.
It also urged the creation of a “new international reserve currency… to replace the dominant US dollar”.
For China — which has the world’s biggest foreign exchange reserves — the immediate appeal of a greater role for the yuan is lubricating trade flows and drawing foreign investment.
“Policymakers have made new efforts to increase the attraction of the renminbi in global markets,” said Capital Economics analyst Wang Qinwei.
He pointed to a deal with Britain in October allowing London-based institutions to invest directly in China — avoiding an expensive detour via Hong Kong — with an initial quota of 80 billion yuan ($12.9 billion).
A week later Beijing signed a similar 50 billion yuan agreement with … READ THE REST (China seeks world role for ‘people’s money’; By AFP; France 24; 11/6/2013)
China’s Yuan makes waves on international currency markets
Evidence the yuan is becoming truly global can be found in Rongrong Huo’s passport, which shows the HSBC banker bouncing from Switzerland to South Africa fielding inquiries from a growing number of clients on how they can trade China’s currency.
“The market potential is huge,” Huo, who heads HSBC’s yuan business development for Europe, said in an interview after returning to London from Warsaw. “Companies are asking, how can we make progress on this front? And investors are asking, how can we bring the yuan into our asset allocation? It’s encouraging to see the engagement. It’s about the future.”
Three years after China allowed the yuan to start trading in Hong Kong’s offshore market, banks and investors around the world are positioning themselves to get involved in what Nomura Holdings Inc. calls the biggest revolution in the $5.3 trillion currency market since the creation of the euro in 1999.
Daily yuan transactions surged to $120 billion in April from $34 billion in 2010, making it the ninth most-traded currency in the world, according to a September report by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland.
Merk Investments LLC in Palo Alto, Calif. said it’s adding “as much as” it can of offshore yuan to its $450 million of funds. Union Bank NA, a unit of Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., is pushing wealthy clients to diversify their savings into yuan deposits, while CME Group Inc., the largest futures exchange, began offering trading in offshore yuan derivatives in February.
International use of the yuan is increasing as the world’s second-largest economy opens up its capital markets. In the first nine months of this year, about 17 per cent of China’s global trade was settled in the currency, compared with less than one per cent in 2009, according to … READ THE REST (China’s yuan makes waves on international currency markets; By Ye Xie, Maria Levitov and Fion Li, Bloomberg; Vancouver Sun; 11/4/13)
Edited by John R. Houk
© Tony Newbill
The first email is about Grover Norquist which apparently portrays an image of being a Conservative tax reformer but is pro-Radical-Islamic in his thinking. Followed by emails that demonstrate the evils of Obamacare AND will inform you the Republicans indeed had an alternative to it. Newbill then finishes with the enigmatic agency – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – writing about chips in the brain of soldiers and another Obama Executive Order to poor money into anti-Global Warming projects which includes further hampering of the coal industry rather than searching for ways to burn coal cleaner.
Man this Guy Needs to be Booted Out of Washington DC!!!!!!
Sent: 10/23/2013 12:45 PM
Who is Grover Norquist?
Who is Grover Norquist? Frank Gaffney and Daniel Greenfield explain.
Patients’ Choice Act (S. 1099) the Reid Ran Senator has NEVER ALLOWED THIS BILL TO COME TO THE SENATE FLOOR … EVER!!!!!
Sent: 10/28/2013 6:53 AM
You see, the Reid Ran Senator has NEVER ALLOWED THIS BILL TO COME TO THE SENATE FLOOR … EVER!!!!! And it makes way more sense than the ACA!!!!! [Blog Editor: The ACA is better known as Obamacare]
Patients’ Choice Act (S. 1099)
The health care system in America is broken. Costs are rising at an unacceptable rate—more than doubling over the last 10 years, which is nearly four times the rate of wage growth. Too many patients feel trapped by health care decisions dictated by insurers and HMOs. Too many doctors are torn between practicing medicine and practicing insurance. And some 47 million Americans worry what will happen to them or their children if they get sick.
As a physician, I am keenly aware that our country needs health care reform. I support comprehensive reform which would enable every American to enjoy health coverage, lower costs, increase patient choice, improve access and quality, and protect the patient-physician relationship.
Universal access to high quality health care is possible, and Americans are justified to expect it. We have the best doctors in the world…the best scientists in the world… the best hospitals in the world. Now America needs to build the best health care in the world. We need to empower patients, and reduce the power of government and insurance bureaucrats. Every American should be able to get the care they need.
We will move closest to this goal when we promote the same innovation and competition in health care that we see in every other American industry. America should achieve universal access in a way that puts individual Americans in charge of their own health care decisions. We need American solutions.
In May 2009, I introduced my own health care reform solution, the Patients’ Choice Act (S. 1099) which would accomplish these goals. The Patients’ Choice Act would put individuals in charge of their health care decisions and would increase access, affordability, and choice of health care plans. This proposal is a clear market-based reform that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the patient and the doctor.
Click here for a brief summary of S.1099, the Patients’ Choice Act.
Click here for a section-by-section version the Patients’ Choice Act.
Click here for a more comprehensive summary of the Patients’ Choice Act.
Click here to view the Patients’ Choice Act handout.
Click here for example scenarios of individual coverage under the Patients’ Choice Act.
Click here for an alternative to an Individual Mandate and auto-enrollment under the Patients’ Choice Act.
Click here for the Patients’ Choice Act Q & A’s section.
Let me briefly to highlight a few points:
• Americans save more money. The Patients’ Choice Act equalizes the tax treatment of health insurance and enables every American to buy health insurance with a tax credit, regardless of employment status, age, health condition or the resources to purchase health insurance. This means that about nine in 10 American households would see a tax cut, and for patients and families making under $250,000 annually, their health insurance premium costs would generally be lower. Employers would still be able to deduct from their taxes the cost of providing health insurance to their employees, but millions of Americans who do not currently receive health insurance would have real buying power.
• States offer solutions. The Patients’ Choice Act incentivizes states to establish State Exchanges, which would offer high-quality, affordable health insurance to all individuals, regardless of their employment status, age, health condition, or pre-existing conditions. Health insurance plans sold in a State Exchange would offer the high-quality health plans like Members of Congress receive.
• Seniors fare better. The Patients’ Choice Act protects seniors. Unlike some proposals being considered in Congress, my plan is not financed by arbitrary and drastic cuts to Medicare. As a practicing physician, I know how many seniors rely on Medicare and I am committed to reforming Medicare. My plan would significantly reduce the high rate of Medicare fraud compared to today’s practices. This policy change alone would improve Medicare’s solvency, ensure taxpayer dollars are not wasted, and help us keep our commitment to America’s seniors. My plan would also improve competition and value under Medicare Advantage, and allow seniors making healthy decisions to save more.
• No new spending, no new taxes. According to our estimates Patients’ Choice Act does not require new spending or new taxes. It is my intent to address our health care crisis my fixing incentivizes in the system and reallocating existing money. Americans already spend $2.4 trillion a year on health care, which means that we need to figure out ways to spend our health care dollars more effectively instead of drastically increasing spending. In fact, one independent estimate said my bill could save taxpayers $70 billion and ensure a majority of currently uninsured Americans.
• Transforms Medicaid to provide real coverage and care. The Patients’ Choice Act transforms Medicaid by building upon the innovations we have seen in a number of states. My plan would integrates low-income families with dependent children into higher quality private plans through a tax credit and direct financial assistance. Keeping families together within one provider network will foster coordinated, personalized care and promote innovative patient care models such as medical homes. My plan also maintains current law for benefit security and stable funding for individuals with disabilities but enables better care management. This would improve the health coverage and care for about 45 million Americans, and save taxpayers about $260 billion. States would save a lot as well: about $960 billion over 10 years!
• Invests in prevention and wellness. The Patients’ Choice Act invests in prevention and wellness for all Americans. Currently, five preventable chronic diseases cause two-thirds of American deaths and consume 75 percent of our total health expenditures each year. These chronic diseases are largely preventable. My plan’s investment in public health and disease prevention will help reduce health care costs and improve the quality of Americans’ lives.
• Less government control and no government-run plan. The Patients’ Choice Act increases patient control and decreases government control. I strongly oppose the creation of any new government-run health care plan. A government-run program would only compound existing problems, by giving taxpayer dollars to Washington bureaucrats who would wield undue control over Americans’ health care decisions. A new government health care plan would also mean that millions of Americans would lose their current health care. Furthermore, socialized governmental systems stay afloat by rationing care and letting people die before their time. Numerous studies, reports, and media have shown that necessary medical procedures are delayed far too long in countries where there is socialized medicine. A government-run plan is not the answer. A government-run plan would unfortunately operate with the compassion of the IRS and the efficiency of the federal Katrina response. It will not meet the basic needs of our citizens, reduce costs or improve outcomes, so I will continue to oppose it.
All Americans should have the ability to make their own health care decisions, see the doctor they want, and get the care they need. As a practicing physician and two-time cancer survivor, I support targeted, sensible health care reform which builds on what works and fixes what is broken. I will fight for solutions that strengthen the relationship between patients and doctors, solutions that put patients –not Washington bureaucrats – in charge of their health care decisions and provide common-sense solutions to our nation’s health care crisis. (Legislation & Issues – Health Care; Senator Tom Coburn MD; Coburn.Senate.gov)
And the FRAUD! Oh the Fraud within the Bureaucracy, oh could it be because of the ACCESS not of the SICK, but of those who look to EXPLOIT the System for their OWN personal WEALTH … that’s WHY Government is NOT the BEST Choice for Quality and AFFORDABILITY!!!!!!!
WATCH THIS AND LISTEN TO LEARN ABOUT THE WAY FRAUD WORKS!!!!!!
Disability USA: Dr. Coburn on 60 Minutes
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ), released the findings of a two year investigation into a case study of abuses surrounding the approval process of Social Security Disability benefits. The report, entitled, “How Some Legal, Medical, and Judicial Professionals Abused Social Security Disability Programs for the Country’s Most Vulnerable: A Case Study of the Conn Law Firm,” details inappropriate conduct and collusion between a law firm, Social Security Law Judges and doctors in approving benefits, while outlining the inept agency oversight which allowed the misconduct to take place for years.
The investigation was led by Senator Coburn. The first year of the investigation was conducted by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations when Senator Coburn was the Ranking Member there, prior to his becoming the Ranking Member of the full Committee. The Committee will hold a hearing today featuring the report entitled: “Social Security Disability Benefits: Did A Group of Judges, Doctors and Lawyers Abuse Programs for the Country’s Most Vulnerable?” on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. EST in room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The hearing will be broadcast on CSPAN 3.
“This report highlights the very problems Congress needs to focus on but too often ignores. In just two years, the Social Security Disability Trust Fund could be depleted. That means millions of disabled Americans will face benefit cuts while every American could see an increase in their payroll taxes. That is unacceptable. What is also outrageous, as this report details, is how well-heeled and well-connected lawyers, doctors, and judges have gamed the system for their own benefit. Every bogus claim made on behalf of someone who is not truly disabled robs taxpayers and denies or delays benefits for someone who is truly disabled. This is an enormous and urgent problem that should demand our immediate attention,” Ranking Member Coburn said, noting that a previous report on the disability program showed at least more than 25 percent of 300 disability cases reviewed contained errors or poor quality analysis.
“This investigative report details some very troubling occurrences within the Social Security disability review office in … (READ THE REST: Disability USA: Dr. Coburn on 60 Minutes; Coburn.Senate.gov; 10/7/13)
BUT NONE OF THIS REID WAS INTERESTED IN BECAUSE HIS PHONE LINE WAS BUSY WITH CALLS FROM THE CRONIES FEEDING OFF THE TAXPAYERS!!!!!!!!!!
President Obama admitting he wants a “Single Payer” Healthcare system
Sent: 11/1/2013 12:33 PM
Where was this in 2012 election????
Shocking Obama Videos Reveal Real Goal
In this collage of video clips, Obama states plainly, “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer, universal health care plan. … Everyone in, nobody out.”
With a Political Agenda involved in a Fundamental Transformation what’s Possible????
Sent: 11/2/2013 12:33 PM
How do we know that those who commit heinous acts of crime are not being controlled by those who want Tyranny for Climate Control reasons???? Would you ever know if this guy or any that commit these types of crimes were implanted during an abduction that they wouldn’t even know happened???
The CIA has a Track Record of these kinds of activities and Being a Political arm of any Ideological Administration [that] would do anything to create the Change necessary to save the Earth right????
DARPA’s Spending $70 Million on a Brain Chip for Mentally Ill Soldiers
Picture this: In the near future, ten percent of our veterans could be walking around with chips implanted in their brains. These aren’t intended for some I, Robot-style takeover, but rather to treat conditions like PTSD and substance abuse. Sound crazy? DARPA only deals in crazy.
The Pentagon’s prodigal R&D lab just announced a $70 million project “to develop and apply therapies that incorporate near real-time recording, analysis and stimulation in next-generation devices inspired by current Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).” That’s DARPA-speak for a brain chip, an implantable device that will help the military get a handle on its widespread mental health problem. The agency’s Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) also seeks a better understanding of how these mental illnesses manifest themselves in the brain, and how … (READ THE REST: DARPA’s Spending $70 Million on a Brain Chip for Mentally Ill Soldiers; By Adam Clark Estes; Gizmodo; 10/25/13 6:20pm)
Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming
President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.
The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.
“The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation,” the presidential order said. “The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”
There’s no estimate of how much the additional planning will cost. Natural disasters including …
Mr. Obama has a goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and the Environmental Protection Agency is working on rules that would impose tougher regulations on coal-burning power plants. But much of the president’s climate-change agenda has stalled in Congress, and the administration says the new order recognizes that global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, making further damage from global warming inevitable.
At a speech at Georgetown University in June, Mr. Obama outlined executive actions he would … (READ ENTIRETY: Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming; By Dave Boyer; Washington Times; 11/1/13)
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
Much of these emails relate to the negative aspects of Obamacare. There is a bit of economics and depopulation agenda info as well.
Obama Care is Not a Personalized Healthcare system and here’s why………
Sent: 9/27/2013 8:50 AM
I want to show you how Obamacare is designed by one of its creators to NOT Promote Longer Life and the Principle architect even admits it by saying he does not believe in Personalized Healthcare!!!! You will see more people fall through the cracks when a One size fits all system is in place!!!!
[Blog Editor: Tony Newbill wants you to focus on Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as involved in constructing Obamacare. Here is some thoughts you should know about Dr. Emmanuel:
Scheiner said that the Obama administration neglected the advice of real physicians and instead decided to let political operatives craft Obama’s signature health care law. People like Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, were the kinds of medical people that the White House consulted.
“Ezekiel is a medical oncologist, not a general physician,” said Scheiner. (Former Obama Doctor: Obamacare is a Failure; By Justin Credible; HABLEDASH; 5/14/12)
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of Obamacare’s chief architects, and he just announced in the Wall Street Journal that there is a crucial flaw in its foundation. How can anything so universally reviled and precariously designed ever enter the construction phase? (How to kill Obamacare without even trying; By Yates Walker; Daily Caller; 5/8/13 3:40 PM)
Essentially the article is about the optimism of an Eric Topol and the condemnation of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s of Personalized Medicine as something not compatible with Obamacare.]
Is personalized medicine a myth?
The intersection of technology, science, medicine and design has led to an explosion of apps for monitoring blood pressure, glucose levels and heart rate and measuring how well you sleep, whether you’re stressed or relaxed and whether you’re eating healthy. We have been able to harness the existing digital infrastructure to get personalized health data we did not have access to before.
Combine wireless sensors with the study of genes, or genomics, imaging and a proliferation of health-focused social networks, and you have a convergence capable of bringing about the “creative destruction” of medicine.
That’s the term Topol uses in his 2012 book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care,” to refer to the transformation that accompanies radical innovation.
This disruption, said Topol, will be characterized by the personalization of drugs, devices, screening tests and …
But not everyone agrees with Topol.
“Personalized medicine is a myth. It’s hyperbolic,” argued Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives and chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
According to Emanuel, tailoring medical treatments to individual characteristics of each patient is both overly optimistic and cost-prohibitive. He likened it to buying a custom-made suit versus one off the rack.
In addition to what he felt would be explosive costs, Emanuel also argued against personalized medicine by observing that behavioral and lifestyle changes like diet, smoking and exercise, which account for 40% to 60% of all disease, are far likelier to have an impact on longevity and health-care affordability than genetics and thus should be the center of focus.
The bottom line is that when it comes to technology’s disruption of medicine, Topol believes the genie is already out of the bottle. Some of the best cancer centers are on this path. They are, however, treating a minority of the patients out there.
There are a host of barriers to realizing the promise of personalized medicine — insurance reimbursement, privacy and regulatory issues, information and aggregation issues, among others — but perhaps none so pernicious as resistance.
“The problem is that it takes physicians so long to accept a radical change. And the lag is unacceptable,” Topol said.
Resist as some might, the power of one’s own data is the future of medicine.
“It is only a matter of when,” Topol said. (READ ENTIRETY – Is personalized medicine a myth? By Amanda Enayat; CNN Health; 7/28/12 updated 1:06 PM EDT)
What will happen to Monetary Policy with Janet Yellen as Fed Chairperson?
Sent: 9/30/2013 9:34 AM
What will the effects on Monetary Policy be for Individual Prosperity with Janet Yellen [Link added by Blog Editor] as Federal Reserve Chairperson [with] her Husband’s views on worldwide Population growth?
Janet Yellen and George Akerlof
The President [Blog Editor: In this article the “President” is referring to the President of the Philippines.] and his advisors may completely disregard the prophecy made in the 1970s by the late Pope Paul VI that the widespread use of contraceptives would actually lead to all these moral and socio-economic evils. They, however, cannot ignore the scientific studies done by a Nobel laureate by the name of George Akerlof. They don’t have to take my word for it. Dr. Akerlof is easily accessible through Google. If the President himself takes time to google the name George Akerlof, he will find abundant materials that this economics professor has written about the high correlation between contraception and high rates of divorce, abortion, single mothers, etc. He will find out that Dr. Akerlof has no religious motivation whatsoever in presenting his data to the social scientists of the world. His conclusions are based completely on empirical observations.
Actually, Dr. Akerlof has just demonstrated scientifically what everyday observation based on anecdotal evidence has already revealed to any objective student of human behavior. In countries where artificial contraceptives are as easily accessible as candies in the corner store, the rate of abortions has risen by leaps and bounds in the last twenty to thirty years, especially in North America and Europe. As regards divorce and out-of-wedlock births, Dr. Akerlof’s empirical conclusions have been confirmed by a recent study conducted by a multinational team of social scientists in a project entitled The Empty Cradle (also accessible through Google).
The study found out that “accompanying the global mega-trend of falling birthrates is a radical change in the circumstances in which many children are raised, as country after country has seen divorce and/or out-of-wedlock births surge and a sharp drop in the percentage of children living with both of their married parents. In much of Europe and the Americas, from the United Kingdom to the United States, from Mexico to Sweden, out-of-wedlock births are the ‘new normal,’ with 40 percent or more of all children born without married parents. Though many of these births are to cohabiting couples, families headed by cohabiting couples are significantly less stable than couples headed by married families. This means that children born outside of marriage are markedly more likely to be exposed to a revolving cast of caretakers and to spells of single parenthood compared to children born to married couples.” (Little chance for RH Bill; By Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas; Inquirer Business; 10/14/11)
[Blog Editor: Video about Yellen’s nomination and a critical look at her QE continuation are additions placed by me.]
Janet Yellen: The Wrong Choice
President Obama is widely expected to announce this afternoon that he is nominating Fed governor Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, the most powerful institution in the world.
I am sure Yellen’s nomination will receive the standard praiseworthy platitudes from a wide array of sycophants deeply embedded in the system.
For those pleasantly hoodwinked by the charades masquerading as our current central bank policy, a Yellen-led Federal Reserve should look just divine. Meanwhile those watching closely would call her style of central banking little more than smoke and mirrors.
Creating bubbles via QE may be nice for those with excess reserves buying cheap assets (i.e. Wall Street banks and the like), but let’s be honest. How has QE really helped the Fed in its stated mandates of lowering unemployment and generating stable prices? (READ ENTIRETY – Janet Yellen: The Wrong Choice; By Larry Doyle; Sense on Cents; 10/9/13 9:03 AM)
FW: I think the way forward with this healthcare debacle between is this …
Sent: 10/3/2013 9:04 AM
Because there is no way to stop this Mobster of a Healthcare Policy from Collapsing the whole entire industry, I think the way forward with this healthcare debacle between is this …. Why not create a subsidy exchange for everyone to graduate into the exchanges rather than just some getting a subsidy and others not??
I think this would equalize the way the market and corporations ebb and flow into the relationship or partnership between public and private sector entities?
Allowing the private sector some sort of way to offer subsides to cost share in the insurance premium markets and the ACA [Affordable Care Act] be a Guarantee of those subsidies much like say the SBA, HUD and Fanny and Freddy guarantees private sector funding should be considered so the Relationship between Public and Private sector markets can be streamlined and allow the system to work inspirationally.
The Inspiration to help people will be better served I think and this will open the door to solving the Government shutdown because this offers the Republicans a method of policy that compliments conservative values and at the same time keeps the ACA helping with the failing system much like how a Governor on a Motor regulates its RPM so it doesn’t blow a Head Gasket when under extreme compression due to demand for power to pull a heavy load. And this is what you are trying to maintain right while we navigate the “Bumps and Hills” in the road to success????
I think you can be the one to offer a “National Subsidy Fix” to a Stalled out debate here that cannot be refused because of the way the private sector market can rally around the “Same Relationship like the other Government agencies work to guarantee funding flows”.
To further build on this idea about how to equally subside the ACA healthcare exchanges, we should debate a “Rewards Based Subsidy Program” maybe????
I think tailoring something like the way Auto Insurance is considerate in that if a family is prudent in carefully creating a living practice that results in less accidents a reward of lower costs to premiums is the result means that this would be true in healthcare too. And that a doctor or medical providers cost structure would be based off an ACA annual report on medical usage. And that if the costs are rising that more educational values need to be implemented to drive societal understanding of its need to be better at performance of their healthcare. So [then] costs can be controlled and “Rewards” sustained in the Subsidy Exchanges which under the ACA Subsidy Exchanges associated with the ACA Healthcare exchanges would be then accessible to families that provide performance records that show less usage. And they be rewarded for this performance in less premium costs and that subsidy exchange then grows in value to afford a sector where costs are needing greater subsidy to offset their costs.
This seems to be a Strategy I heard the insurance company named Tenet Healthcare this morning use in picking areas to invest in and associated with the ACA. But this needs to be a National strategy and so doing something with the subsidy policy needs to be the catalyst for bringing together supplement exchanges to equalize lower cash flow areas in the USA with higher. So that the Insurance Companies do not squeeze the higher cash flow areas for profits forcing more and more onto the Government exchanges . . .
“Cash Flow is the driving factor and of course you know this but the idea that this subsidy can be a market that the investing community can invest in to recycle unused capital and reallocate it based off an ebb and flow of healthcare performance” can be achieved here I think. But I think you have to create the rewards policy that will drive performance in individuals trying to be as healthy as possible.
“Make it a Sport to be as healthy at living as Possible and I think we all win”!!!!
Thanks and have a great day.
Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits
Sent: 10/3/2013 10:19 AM
Listen to this video at 11:00 forward, it has a part at 12:45 that will REALLY PISS YOU OFF!!!!
I heard something in this video about healthcare costs associated with medicine costs being escalated at the 11:00 frame going forward too.
Here is more on the Cost of Medicine going up due to the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership]:
Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits
The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation’s laws on everything from healthcare and Internet freedom to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings.
We discuss the TPP with two guests: Celeste Drake, a trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, and Jim Shultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, which has just released a new report on how corporations use trade rules to seize resources and undermine democracy. “What is the biggest natural resources without any regard for the environment or labor standards? The threat is democracy,” Shultz says, (READ THE REST - Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands …; from: a daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González; Democracy Now; 6/6/13)
The government knows it’s a medical killing machine
Sent: 10/6/2013 8:20 AM
Here are four smoking guns that substantiate the title of this article.
Smoking gun #1: As I detailed in my two previous articles (click here and here), Dr. Barbara Starfield’s article in the July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, spelled out the damage:
The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans per year. That’s well over two MILLION deaths per decade.
The US government supports, in numerous ways, this system. And now, through the implementation of Obamacare, many more previously uninsured Americans will enter the killing fields.
Dr. Starfield’s data are not classified. They’re not a state secret. Any doctor or medical bureaucrat has access to them.
Yet nothing of note is being done to remedy the ongoing crime.
Smoking gun #2: Starfield’s report indicated that, every year in the US, 106,000 Americans die as a result of FDA-approved medical drugs.
The FDA is the only agency tasked with certifying these drugs as safe and effective. With such certification, the drugs enter the public pipeline.
On the FDA’s own website, under the heading, “Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions,” appears the following text: “Over 2 MILLION ADRs [Adverse Drug Reactions] yearly; 100,000 DEATHS yearly; ADRs 4th leading cause of death…”
Astonishingly, the FDA takes no responsibility for any of this. They, and only they, can approve the drugs as safe and effective. They list the numbers of deaths and … (READ THE REST - The government knows it’s a medical killing machine; By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 10/5/13)
If Obamacare ends up limiting treatment options then …
Sent: 10/6/2013 12:38 PM
If Obamacare ends up limiting treatment options then that will fit well with these concerns, right?????
Just like all MSMedia does, See how even the Weather Channel is packing water for the population control policy makers:
How We’re All Going to Die in 2050
Doctors likely won’t list overpopulation as a cause of death in 2050, but research shows that it could contribute to several deadly problems, according to the Negative Population Growth organization (NPG).
“The consequences of U.S. overpopulation already surround us: vanishing green spaces, increasing urban sprawl and development, overcrowded schools, understaffed hospitals, rising unemployment, dwindling natural resources, a decaying infrastructure and environmental destruction,” Tracy Canada, deputy director of the NPG, told Weather.com. “These problems are part of our daily lives as American citizens, and none of them are in any way improved by our nation’s growth. In fact, they are all worsened by adding more people to the equation.”
In 2011, the United Nations estimated the world population was 7 billion, and could reach 8 billion in 2023. After the largest population increase of any decade, America’s population sits at approximately 315 million and is projected to hit 363 million in 2030, according to the NPG.
“Basic needs — clean water, protection from floodwaters, safe and passable roadways, usable sewage systems, adequate educational facilities, electricity — will become more difficult to … (READ THE REST [if you are inclined to a Leftist one world government] - How We’re All Going to Die in 2050; By Jeffrey Kopman; Weather.com; 10/4/13)
It’s PAST TIME to Bring Back the “BALANCE OF POWER IN THE U.S.A.”!!!!!!!!!
Sent: 10/7/2013 10:14 AM
VIDEO: Behold A Pale Horse “America’s Last Chance” Part One
Does OBAMACARE DIVIDE SOCIETY?
Sent: 10/8/2013 1:35 PM
Exchanges & Premium Subsidies
One of the main features of ObamaCare is the creation of a new federally-financed health care entitlement that will subsidize the insurance premiums for low and moderate income Americans, beginning in 2014. The amount of the subsidy is inversely related to family income and will be a administered by new state-based “exchanges” that will replace today’s small group and individual markets for health insurance.
ObamaCare creates new entities in every state through which individuals buying insurance on their own must purchase their government-approved insurance. In addition, many small businesses employees will get their insurance through the exchanges as well because their employers will not offer coverage to their workers under ObamaCare’s rules for employer participation (see “Employer Mandate”).
Households with incomes below 400 percent and above 133 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL) who are enrolled in insurance plans offered through the exchanges are eligible for premium assistance financed by the federal government (Medicaid will cover families with incomes below 133 percent of FPL). In 2010, the FPL is $22,050 for family of four. The new law establishes a sliding scale of assistance based on limitations on required family contributions to the cost of coverage. For instance, at 150 percent of FPL in 2014, ObamaCare limits the amount that such households must contribute toward their health insurance premium to 4 percent of their annual income. At 400 percent of the FPL, households must contribute 9.5 percent of their income toward insurance premiums. Whatever portion of the total health insurance premium for their coverage is not paid by these households is covered by the new federal premium assistance program.
Estimated Federal Costs and the “Firewall”
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that this new premium assistance program will cost $113 billion annually by 2019, with premium assistance going to an additional 19 million Americans (the Medicaid expansion will add 16 million new people to the program at a cost of $97 billion in 2017).
This CBO estimate of the cost of premium assistance assumes that tens of millions of otherwise eligible households will not be eligible for this new entitlement because … (READ THE REST - Exchanges & Premium Subsidies; By ObamaCare Watch – Part of e21)
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
Brackets indicate Editor additions or contributions
This set of emails begins with more of Newbill following the possible reasons that Obama is interested in what happens in Syria. It does have to do with American National Interests, natural gas, oil and Russia. The other emails deal with the dangers facing the American economy and the Federal Reserve’s economic management.
This Syrian War is a Pipeline Dance among the Global Elites!!!!!!!
Sent: 9/10/2013 1:51 PM
Russia wants to be the Supplier to Europe but Needs the energy from the Middle East regions that they are Associated with to make this happen:
Pipeline Politics; Is Putin Running Out of Gas?
The Cold War is now so over that it might as well be grouped with the ancient ice ages, but there is one echo rolling across Europe from East to West: the Russian attempt to dominate the natural gas market on the European continent. As the energy sector accounts for 25 percent of Russia’s economy, any large changes in energy markets present major challenges for Vladimir Putin. Those old enough to recall the Soviet gas pipeline controversy of the early 1980s a high-profile fight of the Reagan administration to deprive Moscow of hard currency are right to have a feeling of déjà vu, as Putin’s motives transcend honest commerce.
Despite huge gas reserves waiting to be tapped, most of Europe lags the United States in the shale gas boom for several reasons: a lack of mineral rights on private land, bureaucratic obstacles, the usual intransigent opposition from Europe’s potent green lobby, and, perhaps most important, the lack of adequate pipelines to connect new gas fields to the market. Hence, natural gas prices in Europe are several times higher than U.S. prices. Since natural gas and oil are Russia’s principal export commodities, the prospect of newly abundant oil and cheaper gas outside of Russia is a grave threat to Russia’s economic and political might in the region. Russia can’t do much about global oil trends, but Putin and the state-controlled Gazprom are doing everything they can to throttle new gas development in Eastern Europe, rerunning the same kind of behind-the-scenes propaganda against shale gas that the KGB ran against new NATO missiles back in the Cold War. Propagandists in Russia are promoting every translation possible for the message fracking=bad. The second prong of Putin’s strategy is to control pipeline development as far as possible. But things are not going well for him.
Gazprom is the linchpin of Putin’s political and economic strength. The state-controlled natural gas conglomerate is a huge source of revenues for the Russian budget, but also a slush fund for Putin’s clan the corrupt network of power-political and economic relationships that rules Russia today. Immediately after coming to power in 2000, Putin moved to put the company under his direct control. In short order, he made his protégé and current prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of Gazprom’s board and appointed another protégé, Alexey Miller, as CEO. According to a book by two prominent former Russian politicians, 11 of the 18 executive positions in Gazprom were quickly filled with Putin cronies. He then moved to make the company a national champion, giving it an exclusive license for the export of the country’s gigantic gas wealth. It is widely believed that Putin makes all of the key Gazprom decisions himself.
Putin’s energy cronyism is vertically integrated, as he ensures that infrastructure projects such as pipeline construction go to his friends’ firms at lucrative prices. Gazprom pipelines typically cost two to three times more than those built by Western companies, despite the much lower wages paid to Russian labor. While the German portion of the Nord Stream pipeline, for instance, cost $2.8 million per kilometer, the Russian portion built by one of Putin’s handpicked companies cost $6.5 million/km. This is one reason Putin likes pipelines, even if he can’t guarantee they will be fully utilized.
Sitting on 18 percent of the world’s current proven gas reserves (a percentage that shrinks with each new discovery elsewhere), Gazprom became one of the largest companies in the world. At the 2008 peak of the bubble in oil prices, to which Russian gas prices were indexed, Gazprom’s hubris overflowed. With a market valuation of $365 billion at the time, Alexey Miller confidently predicted that his company would become the largest in the world, with a market cap of up to $1 trillion by 2015, and that it would dominate the huge Chinese market as well as 10 percent of the American market with shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Gazprom’s optimists thought it could command 30 percent of the world market.
Two other threats to Gazprom’s fortunes must also be mentioned. For years Gazprom and Kremlin propaganda have done their level best to scare the Europeans away from shale gas exploration. Alternatively dismissing it as a Hollywood invention or conjuring up an ecological apocalypse, the Kremlin seemingly believed that it can wish this threat away, despite evidence of the massive impact of the shale gas revolution in America. Early on, things seemed to go their way, with France and Bulgaria imposing a moratorium on shale gas exploration. No longer. With Great Britain now allowing fracking and Germany’s government submitting a draft law to do the same, the genie is out of the bottle. It’s only a matter of time before European countries begin exploiting their domestic shale gas fields, posing yet another challenge to the Russian monopolist.
Vladimir Putin may have dreamed of becoming the J.R. Ewing of Europe, but his recent moves are more in the mold of the hapless Cliff Barnes. His signature initiative at the moment is the proposed South Stream pipeline, which would run under the Black Sea and through Bulgaria to points west. Putin was hoping Gazprom could retain monopoly control of the pipeline, but because it runs through European Union territory, it is subject to the EU’s market regulations (known as the Third Energy Package ), which require that all pipelines be available for use by competing suppliers and overseen by an independent EU regulator. These conditions are unacceptable to Putin and make it unlikely that South Stream will be built.
That strategy envisaged South Stream as achieving two key political objectives. In bypassing Ukraine, heretofore the key transit country for Russian gas to Europe, it would provide the Kremlin with a powerful weapon for continued economic and political blackmail of Kiev. And, just as important, it would preempt the realization of the competing Nabucco pipeline project, designed to bring non-Russian gas from the Middle East and Central Asia into Europe. The Nabucco pipeline will run to Europe either by way of Greece and Albania into southern Italy, or through Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary to a hub at Baumgarten, Austria. A decision on the final route is expected in June. The defeat of South Stream holds dire implications for Russia’s standing as the indispensable gas supplier to Europe and for the political fortunes of Putin. [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor – It is my impression Tony Newbill is drawing attention to the fact that the control of the proposed Nabucco Pipeline from Syria by Putin would make up for his ongoing apparent natural gas designs gone awry.]
Putin’s grand scheme of strong-arming Ukraine, Poland, and others and making Europe ever more dependent on Russian gas has not only failed but seriously endangers the gas monopoly’s very existence. Well-known experts such as Mikhail Korchemkin, head of East European Gas Analysis, believe that Gazprom has only a few years before bankruptcy. With Russia’s future oil exports looking soft the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Energy Research Institute in early April forecast that oil exports could drop by 20 percent over the next 30 years weakness in gas exports will deliver a double-whammy to Putin’s power base. The financial flop of the Soviet gas pipeline in the 1980s contributed significantly to the eventual collapse of the evil empire a few years later; the prospective collapse of Putin’s energy strategy may similarly hasten the demise of his evil empire lite. (READ ENTIRETY – Pipeline Politics; Is Putin Running Out of Gas? By Alex Alexiev & Steven F. Hayward; Downstream Today – Originally Weekly Standard; 5/27/13)
The Competition to this is described here in this link:
It’s not about the chemical weapons, it’s about the Syrian pipeline (Photos)
Obama is going after Syria to secure gas pipelines for Sunni Muslims.
America’s quest to bomb Syria is not about chemical weapons being used against the Syrians. Chemical weapons are basically a smoke screen, and Obama desperately wants to remove Assad from power for other reasons.
The players in this continuing world drama are Turkey, the United States, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia. There is a good reason why Turkey and Saudi Arabia both have their backs against the wall and are desperate to take out Assad.
Two years ago, Syria announced it found a promising gas field in its country, and Oil Minister Sufian Allawai said “The first wells were drilled at Qara in Homs governorate, and the flow rate is 400,000 cubic meters per day.” This is great news for Syria’s energy revenues. Besides the prospect of its own gas field, Syria is also one of the most strategic locations for natural gas pipelines to flow to Europe.
Qatar, home to the world’s largest gas field along with Iran, has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey that would traverse Syria to the Mediterranean, with the gas then being shipped to Europe. Assad in 2009 refused to go along with the Qatar plan, instead inking deals with Russia and Iran.
Called the Islamic pipeline, it is set to open in 2016; in fact, Iran, Iraq and Syria signed deals in 2011 to construct the 3,480 mile natural gas pipeline that runs from Iran’s South Pars to Europe. This Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline is set to be the largest gas pipeline in the Middle East. It will snake through Iran, Iraq, Syria, South Lebanon and through the Mediterranean; in addition, the best refinery and infrastructure is in Damascus. Further talks between Iran, Syria, and Iraq for construction of the Islamic Pipeline kicked off in Baghdad today.
The Islamic pipeline through Syria could cut energy power of Qatar and Turkey. To make matters worse, most Arabs view the Islamic Pipeline as a Shi’ite pipeline serving Shi’ite interests. After all, it originates in Shi’ite Iran, passes through Shi’ite Iraq, and flows into Shi’ite controlled Syria. Therefore, the Sunni-dominated Gulf nations have both an economic and to a lesser extent, a religious reason, for stopping the Islamic Pipeline from becoming a reality. So far, the Gulf nations have violently opposed Syria’s adoption of the Islamic Pipeline by arming opposition fighters within Syria in order to destabilize the nation.
This is certainly one reason why President Obama helped run weapons from Benghazi, Libya, through Turkey into the hands of the Syrian rebels. Al Qaeda strongly opposes the Assad government and has joined other rebel factions in an effort to overthrow Assad and to install a more Sunni-friendly government.
Russia has built up naval presence in the ports of Latakia and Tartus to protect the pipeline.
Saudi Arabia is desperate to get rid of Assad. The Saudi’s, through their intelligence … (READ ENTIRETY - It’s not about the chemical weapons, it’s about the Syrian pipeline By Vicky Nissen; Examiner; 9/9/13)
And the US Political Elites on both sides of the Isle are Involved, see here look at the board members:
And this Link shows you the connection between the Genie Oil & Gas Co and the Pipeline project that will compete with Russian Interests if Syria Falls:
Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights
Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights, to Genie Energy.
Major shareholders of Genie Energy – which also has interests in shale gas in the United States and shale oil in Israel – include Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild. This from a 2010 Genie Energy press release:
Claude Pupkin, CEO of Genie Oil and Gas, commented, “Genie’s success will ultimately depend, in part, on access to the expertise of the oil and gas industry and to the financial markets.
Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch are extremely well regarded by and connected to leaders in these sectors. Their guidance and participation will prove invaluable.”
This will rock your world!!!
Sent: 9/12/2013 9:35 AM
[Blog Editor: The above link is to a video that has interesting information but will make an offer to deal with the info. Video title below]
Could Take Effect as Early as October 17
“When it happens, 16 states are ready to disappear from the United States, including California and Florida.” Wall Street Journal
Warren Buffet, Bank of America and all the Big Banks
Sent: 9/20/2013 7:42 AM
Warren Buffet and Bank of America as well as all the Big Banks have this helping them profit…. It’s the greatest group of insiders ever in the history of the world!!!!! This will take you right to page 144 and show you the insider information …….
Here is how they are controlling inflation…. and it shows how the insider’s club is not helping the debt investment market that feeds a consumer supply-side demand. So this means the market is overpriced.
The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People
Did you know that U.S. banks have more than 1.8 trillion dollars parked at the Federal Reserve and that the Fed is actually paying them not to lend that money to us? We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to “help the economy”, but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system. Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly earning interest for the bankers. Back in October 2008, just as the last financial crisis was starting, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would start paying interest on the reserves that banks keep at the Fed. This caused an absolute explosion in the size of these reserves. Back in 2008, U.S. banks had less than 2 billion dollars of excess reserves parked at the Fed. Today, they have more than 1.8 trillion. In less than five years, the pile of excess reserves has gotten nearly 1,000 times larger. This is utter insanity, and it will have very serious consequences down the road.
Posted below is a chart that shows the explosive growth of these excess reserves in recent years…
This explains why all of the crazy money printing that the Fed has been doing has not caused tremendous inflation yet. Most of the money has not even gotten into the economy. The Fed has been paying banks not to lend it out.
But now that big pile of money is sitting out there, and at some point it is going to come pouring in to the U.S. economy. When that happens, we could very well see an absolutely massive tsunami of inflation.
Posted below is a chart that shows the growth of the M2 money supply over the past several decades. It has been fairly steady, but imagine what would happen if you … (READ THE REST - The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People; By Michael Snyder; The Economic Collapse; 7/1/13)
Then they pumped this into the equities markets:
Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed may taper without causing market tantrum
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Months of anticipation will come to an end next week when the Federal Reserve finally says whether it will start to rein in its massive stimulus of the economy, which has flooded financial markets with some $2.75 trillion over the past five years, supercharging returns on everything from stocks to junk bonds.
But for all the concerns that the reduced presence of such a giant asset buyer would be calamitous for investors, it appears equity and bond markets are poised to take next week’s Fed decision largely in stride – provided the central bank doesn’t surprise with the size of its move or shock in some other way.
The Fed has telegraphed its intentions to … (READ THE REST – Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed may taper without causing market tantrum; By Ryan Vlastelica; Yahoo Finance; 9/13/13 5:50 PM EDT)
Big Government Rationed Economic System
Sent: 9/25/2013 5:30 PM
Obamacare is a Result of this Trend because they have not the will to try and continue to allow the free market economic concept to feed demand because of Peak Earth Ideology!!!!!!
This 15 year chart shows why the Governments around the world are setting up the free market consumer driven international economy to become a Big Government rationed economic system.
The rate of this inflation is an unsustainable signal that demand is out pacing any kind of supply-side growth potential in the key areas of resource production and development that sustains life growing at the rate it has been.
This is why we see a dysfunctional Government not willing to up hold the values of the Constitution in their entirety.
This is a 15 Year chart of key resource price inflation and interest rates
This will end in nation Isolating from the International free market Scheme because as these supply demand struggles increase without any future growth expanding the supply and population continuing to expand incomes in the free market will not be able to manage the continued inflation in the key vital resource categories and nations will have to respond to their society outcry with intervention in free market profitability.
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk