Archive for January 2014

“It’s The Economy, Stupid”

Thank you, Gillian.

 “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

Michael Snyder asks a relevant question concerning the US economy. How will it improve in 2014 if almost everyone has less money to spend?

Snyder points to Obamacare, higher taxes, higher interest rates, larger debt payments, and government benefit cuts as planned extractions from the average citizen’s wallet.  http://shiftfrequency.com/michael-snyder-how-will-the-economy-improve-in-2014-if-almost-everyone-has-less-money-to-spend/

In addition to the above is the sad fact that fewer jobs are being created than the number of applicants for jobs.  “The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 74,000 net new jobs in December. . . . A job gain of 74,000, even if it is real, is about half of what is needed to keep the unemployment rate even with population growth. Yet the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate fell from 7.0% to 6.7%.

Clearly, this decline in unemployment was not caused by the reported 74,000 jobs gain. The unemployment rate fell because Americans unable to find jobs ceased looking for employment and, thereby, ceased to be counted as unemployed.” http://shiftfrequency.com/paul-craig-roberts-no-jobs-for-americans-2/

As might be expected the stressed financial condition of laid-off Americans was made worse by Congressional budget cuts prior to the Christmas break. “Congress must have seen all those jobs before they went home for Christmas, because our representatives let extended unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million unemployed Americans, who have not yet met up with those new economy jobs, or even with an old economy job for that matter.”

In America the unemployment rate is a deception just like everything else. The rate of American unemployment fell because people can’t find jobs. The fewer the jobs, the lower the unemployment rate.” http://shiftfrequency.com/paul-craig-roberts-no-jobs-for-americans-2/

It’s All Made Up

Darrell Huff’s book “How to lie with statistics” seems to be the mainstay of Federal economic policy. There can be no other explanation for administrations that tell economic lies so straightforwardly, shamelessly and unabashedly that original data morphs into its exact opposite. This is because lying to the American people has been standard operating procedure for all but the earliest administrations and is bi-partisan in nature.

For example 20 years ago, the Clinton administration foisted NAFTA on the USA and Mexico. Ross Perot used his fleeting Presidential platform to warn Americans that it was bad, bad, bad.  Both his opponents, George H.W. Bush (Republican) and Bill Clinton (Democrat), argued that NAFTA would create jobs in the U.S. because of business expansion. Needless to say NAFTA did no such thing. It was never designed to serve the people. It was designed to serve corporate and globalist interests and is merely a precursor to the much worse TransPacific Partnership Agreement jetting through Congress right now.

“The reason Free Trade agreement swindles, detested by the suffering public, is such a dramatic failure is that twenty years of diminished wealth hits everyone’s pocketbooks. No longer can the dreadful results from the hidden fine print of treaty documents stay secret from the impoverished middle and underclass.” http://shiftfrequency.com/james-hall-twenty-years-of-nafta-sucking-sound/

Cooked Books And Double Standards

Scott Cohn of CNBC wrote about the Justice Department’s refusal to honor a Wall Street regulator’s request for a subpoena against JPMorgan Chase. The subpoena was to obtain Madoff-related documents the firm had refused to turn over. “It’s a big story when a serial miscreant like JPMorgan . . . risks obstruction of justice charges by denying one of its key regulators internal documents. It becomes an explosive story when the Justice Department, the highest law enforcement agency in the land and the regulator’s only source of help in enforcing a subpoena for the documents, sides with the serial miscreant instead of the regulator.”  http://shiftfrequency.com/pam-martens-why-did-the-justice-department-kill-the-madoff-subpoena-against-jpmorgan/

So while it is perfectly okay for TSA to grope innocent citizens and for NSA to trample privacy everywhere, it is not okay to go after JPMorgan, not even if you’re the Inspector General. “The Inspector General’s office clearly believed there was merit to the OCC’s claim because it issued its own administrative subpoena for the documents, according to the CNBC story. JPMorgan refused that request as well, leading the Inspector General to ask the Justice Department to enforce the subpoena – a request it refused to honor.” http://shiftfrequency.com/pam-martens-why-did-the-justice-department-kill-the-madoff-subpoena-against-jpmorgan/

The Writing’s On The Wall

This level of corruption, deceit, theft, and unbridled degeneracy cannot be sustained for much longer. It is a mystery to most that it has managed to continue as long as it has. Those who plan these cycles are convinced they can successfully collapse the American economy and replace it with a global currency they control. These would be well advised to heed the wisdom in the old English proverb “There’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.” If they don’t they may encounter an unpalatable truth from Horace Mann “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”

Until next week,

Gillian
gillian@shiftfrequency.com

Environment

Area 51 Engineer Bob Lazar’s Hydrogen Powered Corvette [Video] http://shiftfrequency.com/area-51-engineer-bob-lazars-hydrogen-powered-corvette-video/

Ewen Macaskill & Gabriel Dance ~ NSA Files Decoded: What The Revelations Mean For You http://shiftfrequency.com/ewen-macaskill-gabriel-dance-nsa-files-decoded-what-the-revelations-mean-for-you/

Alex Newman ~ Global Warming Alarmism Melting As Record Cold Sweeps Nation http://shiftfrequency.com/alex-newman-global-warming-alarmism-melting-as-record-cold-sweeps-nation/

Dana Mrkich ~ Navigating Through Solar Flares And Other Energetic Influences  http://shiftfrequency.com/dana-mrkich-navigating-through-solar-flares-and-other-energetic-influences/

Finance

Michael Snyder ~ How Will The Economy Improve In 2014 If Almost Everyone Has Less Money To Spend? http://shiftfrequency.com/michael-snyder-how-will-the-economy-improve-in-2014-if-almost-everyone-has-less-money-to-spend/

Paul Craig Roberts ~ The Case Of The Missing Recovery  http://shiftfrequency.com/paul-craig-roberts-the-case-of-the-missing-recovery/

James Hall ~ Twenty Years of NAFTA Sucking Sound   http://shiftfrequency.com/james-hall-twenty-years-of-nafta-sucking-sound/

Paul Craig Roberts ~ No Jobs For Americans http://shiftfrequency.com/paul-craig-roberts-no-jobs-for-americans-2/

Bitcoin Banned On China’s Biggest Online Marketplace http://shiftfrequency.com/bitcoin-banned-on-chinas-biggest-online-marketplace/

Pam Martens ~ Why Did The Justice Department Kill The Madoff Subpoena Against JPMorgan?  http://shiftfrequency.com/pam-martens-why-did-the-justice-department-kill-the-madoff-subpoena-against-jpmorgan/

Pam Martens ~ Who Was The Mysterious ‘Bank 2’ That Turned In Madoff – To No Avail http://shiftfrequency.com/who-was-the-mysterious-bank-2-that-turned-in-madoff-to-no-avail/

Reality Modification

James Tyberonn ~ The Holylands, Dead Sea & Ark Of The Covenant http://shiftfrequency.com/james-tyberonn-the-holylands-dead-sea-ark-of-the-covenant/

Paul Lenda ~ A New Worldview Is Emerging In Society http://shiftfrequency.com/paul-lenda-a-new-worldview-is-emerging-in-society/

Openhand ~ The Consciousness Landscape http://shiftfrequency.com/openhand-the-consciousness-landscape/

Emily Doyle ~ Gratitude’s Vibration http://shiftfrequency.com/emily-doyle-gratitudes-vibration/

 

TPP: How You Can Help Stop the Next Corporate Power Grab

“Can you imagine corporations suing governments for interfering with their ability to make a profit – even if what they are doing harms individuals and eco-systems? Well, the legal structure to make this possible is in process – fast tracking through Congress right into our lives.

“It’s officially known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s also been called a “freedom and ecosystem destroying nightmare.” And it’s worth knowing about.”

You can read this excellent article on TPP and other matters from Foster Gamble of the Thrive movement here.

White House Political Expedience Will Always Sacrifice Brave U.S. Military Soldiers for Civilian Self-Aggrandizement!

Thank you, Steve. 

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Posted on: Saturday, 11 January 2014 14:20
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White House Political Expedience Will Always Sacrifice Brave U.S. Military Soldiers for Civilian Self-Aggrandizement!

America Has Sent Brave Soldiers to Fight Unnecessary Wars for the Past 30 Years—Iraq and Afghanistan!

Fallujah,  Iraq Won by U.S Marines in November,  2002 at the Cost of 100 lives.   Now Fallujah Falls!

For over three or more decades,  probably back to the Vietnam days,   I have  cautioned my colleagues in the military that we are being used for Political Cannon Fodder in order to advance the political careers of POTUS’s: Clinton; Bush Jr; and now, Obama.    The recent revelation by the honorable,  non-partisan Ex Sec Def Robert Gates in his recent memoir entitled Duty,   Gates makes the same acerbic point of how politically callous Obama and Ex-SecState Hillary Clinton were in their need to ‘lie’ about the ‘utility’ of the ‘military surge’ with regards to their respective political careers.    However,   Gates has only touched the surface of an issue that has obsessed me both professionally and personally for most of my adult years.

In a recent article by Richard A. Oppel Jr. entitled “Fallujah’s Fall Stuns Marines Who Fought There” ,  NY Times,  January 10, 2014 (posted earlier) are some revealing,  if not painful comments by the brave Marines who fought the Iraqi Jihadists in 2002 to  ‘liberate’  Fallujah,   an iconic Marine Victory.

“It made me sick to my stomach to have that [defeat of Fallujah] thrown in our face, everything we fought for so blatantly taken away.” 

“Some blame Obama for not pushing harder to keep some troops in Iraq….. Others EXPRESS ANGER AT GEORGE W. BUSH JR. FOR GETTING THEM INTO A WAR THAT THEY NOW VIEW AS DUBIOUS IN PURPOSE AND EVEN MORE DOUBTFUL IN ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS”. [My emphasis]

“This is just the beginning of the reckoning and accounting”.

“This has been a GUT PUNCH to the MORALE OF THE MARINE CORPS AND PAINFUL FOR A LOT OF FAMILIES WHO ARE SAYING,”I THOUGHT MY SON DIED  FOR A REASON.” [my emphasis].

Why is this particular war so important to me ?   Clearly,  I was too old to be in that war as a combatant.
But I had several minor contributions in both protesting the war and advancing the ‘knowledge’ about Fallujah at the time prior to and after the Marines took over the city.

What do I mean?

As most of you know by now,   I was completely against this ersatz Iraq war contrived by the misbegotten,  Machiavellian chicken hawks— Dick Cheney; Donald Rumsfeld;  Stephen Hadley;  Paul Wolfowitz;  Elliot Abrams;  Condi Rice;  Colin Powell;  Zalmay Khalizad;  Scooter Libby;  Frank Fukuyama;  Robert Kaplan; Thomas Friedman;  George Tenet;  Ambassador Jerry Brenner;  Charles Krauthammer;  Steve Cambone; Senator Hillary Clinton; Senator Diane Feinstein; Senator John McCain [phony ‘war hero’-hostage] and those in the military that should have known better: General Michael Hayden,  General Tommy Franks and Senator John Kerry.

I am sure that readers can add names to this list of villains that should be held accountable for their part in the big criminal lie that is Iraq and Afghanistan.

It’s up to you,  America to find out who voted to send our brave men and women into a self-defeating war that was never intended to be won.   These are only a few of the culprits who,  other than actual military personnel,  lied,  deceived and cheated the American public by insisting on engaging a major troop incursion into Iraq to benefit the Neo-Conservative Agenda of Israel and the USA becoming the dominant power in the Middle East. 

As nonsensical and dangerous as these ideological assessments of the Neo-con agenda were,  theses neo-fascists were defied by me and others.   We argued on print,  radio and in speeches that these neo-con civilians,  who were mainly Jewish,  had been in a previous incarnation Trotskyites espousing Left-Wing Revolutions.    They had found succor and nurture in such esteemed academic institutions as the University of Chicago (Obama taught there) and Cornell University [my disgraced alma mater.]    Also they found miscreant,   bravado leadership from former well-known Trotskyite phony intellectuals like their pater familia—John Podhoretz and his miscreant wife,  Midge Decter [both founders of Commentary Magazine and Elliot Abrams in-laws].     The most cynical and disgraceful part of these cowards was the fact that they had conscientiously avoided serving or fighting in our military.

What is sad and tragic,   if NOT CRIMINAL part of the narrative,  all of these “CHICKEN HAWKS” had no qualms about sending innocent men and women to fight in an unnecessary,  unprepared for war in both Iraq and Afghanistan.    They created a phony Stand-Down Called 9/11 and assured the nation that we were attacked by the non-existent Osama Bin Laden [thanks CIA, Military Intelligence].     Next these American War Criminals sent our nation into a cauldron of insurgencies that we could never really contain or extinguish.

Very few stood up to protest.

I did and I paid a very heavy price for it.

The “American Intelligence” Magazine declared that “I did not know what I was talking about when I said 9/11 was nothing more than collusion and incompetency of the combined WH and the military/intelligence complex.”

Shame on AFIO , CIA,  MI.
From my point of view,  and those who have served repeatedly in our military—These men were the equivalent of American War Criminals who knowingly sent our brave men to die needlessly.

This blog is not about me but I would like to show how I tried to stop this inevitable ‘slaughter’ of our Marines,  only to illustrated how someone who cares about our military and is repelled by our White House,  POTUS, and legislators worked sub rosa.

For over twenty years,   I had the privilege of giving one lecture a year to men and women from the military,  CIA, and military intelligence at the FT McNair,  Washington DC.    Only the military could accommodate my constant arguments to 9/11 and the impending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I was allowed to express my complete dissent against the impending invasion into Iraq at FT McNair.

Ironical?
Not really.

One of the advantages of having served one’s country is that no matter what one’s views are,  our senior military officers and intelligence officers were afforded the opportunity to hear all sides of an argument.   Whatever that issue might be.

In this case,   the question at hand was the impending invasion of Iraq.    I warned those officers in the room that it would fail.   That the invasion was completely contrived by the manufacture of false intelligence ordered by Bush /Cheney/Rumsfeld/Powell/Condi.

I had known a lot about them professionally and personally,  as a matter of fact,  Condi had taught one of my relatives at Stanford and was a very good teacher…but a lousy National Security Advisor and … like the rest of the civilians in the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld—complete pathological liars.    I had known about their collective nefarious deeds all the way from the Nixon/Kissinger days up until RAND and then beyond that point.    Their agenda was clearly spelled out in their written diatribes for PAX AMERICA in the MIDDLE EAST WITH ISRAEL as a joint partner.

Clearly,   my warnings about the inevitable failure of the Iraq War was not heeded.    I did not expect that I was sufficiently important to turn the tide of war.   However, I did not stop there.    Let us just say that if I could not stop the war and it’s inevitable denouement of mass slaughter and defeat,  I did offer my services, such as they were,  to some military officials.

What I did or said is not as relevant as the following episode:

On my own and for personal reasons,   I undertook a trip to Jordan,  Syria,  Iran and other points just to find out for myself how bad the situation was for our brave military personnel.   It was worse than I had even envisioned.    On one occasion,   I purposefully walked straight into the Hornet’s Nest— Syria.    There I was interrogated for hours, having been accused of being a spy for the USA.

I assured them that a man in the better part of the fifty years old,  dressed in cut-off shorts and had reddish hair from from a bottle could not by logic or any form of rational reason… be a spy of any type… in reality I was being an ‘old fool’ who just wanted to visit Palmyra,  Lattakia,  Aleppo,  Damascus,  Homs,  Hama as part of my research for a non-existent book in the Op Center series.    The Bashar Administration was smart enough and gracious enough to release me and allow me to tour the country.

What I learned was quite simple.

The Syrians admitted to me that they were in the process of arming the insurgents in Fallujah with major artillery intended to ambush and decimate our Marines there.   By whatever means,  I was able to pass that information onto the proper US Military authorities.    What occurred subsequently is not anything that I can or will attribute to my interrogations.

All I knew is that when I returned back to the USA,   I felt a sense of comfort that in a very small way I might have helped our Marines, warning them as the Syrians had warned me about an impending ambush in Fallujah.

Today,  I became disheartened.

I read of the defeat of Fallujah and I became angry once again.

Our Presidents,  Clinton [prepared the way for Rendition and 9/11 with Sandy Berger, NSA];  Bush jr/Cheney; Rumsfeld; Condi; Obama; and all the other civilians who were too cowardly to serve our country and who were completely incompetent in managing a war that they created.

As one Marine veteran of Fallujah said in the article:
“it was irresponsible to send US OVER THERE with no plan AND NOW TO JUST GIVE IT ALL AWAY!!”

No,  my brave Marine,  it was not just ‘irresponsible’—IT WAS CRIMINAL!!
And now America,  it’s your turn to decide what you want to do with OUR WELL-DOCUMENTED AMERICAN WAR CRIMINALS!!!
Indict them?

Create An American Nuremberg War Crimes Trial?

Now is the time to stop these cowardly civilian politicians and their military henchman from sending any more of our sons and daughters into a needless war!  Stand up!
Semper Fei!!!!  

View article…

Geopolitics of Iran

I found this brief video an excellent thumbnail introduction to the Geopolitics of Iran.

New World citizen on trial – a short story – by Jon Rappoport

“Judge Regis: State clearly that the “insight” you experienced, which was the solution to the problem your group had been tasked with, was an aberration that stemmed from you clinging to an outmoded idea that the individual is a vital element of society.”

“Palmer: Yes, sir. If I come up with a solution to a problem, I demean the entire process. I stand outside the group. I injure others. I’m not employed by the State to prove how smart I am, I’m employed to work with others. This is what having a job means.”

End of quotes.

If you have been tracking the material I have shared with you (a challenge I acknowledge), you will see examples of EXACTLY this process at work in Government contracted science projects today and have been for many years now, where an individual coming up with a solution was told to keep quiet about it, because they were paid to look for solutions, not find them.

You can read Jon’s short story here.

Social sciences and the destruction of the individual

“This downgrading of the individual human spirit is far from accidental. It’s launched as a sustained propaganda campaign, the purpose of which is top-down control.”

We saw the very clear testing of this behavioural model in the Sandy Hook unfolding that I shared with you here. You will find a list of all of the material I shared with you on Sandy Hook here.

You can read Jon Rappoport’s article here.

Keiser Report: Let’s Encrypt the Internet! (E548 ft. Kim Dotcom)

In this edition of the Keiser Report, Max interviews Kim Dotcom, a German who has made New Zealand his home, is a leader in providing encrypted services on the Internet and who was the subject of a full scale, black helicopters and all, Hollywood-style raid a couple of years ago, driven by the MPAA. Kim is a very bright guy, a creative marketer and a very smart businessman. His views on the directions of the Internet, etc. are always worth listening to if this area is of interest to you. The interview starts at about 12 minutes.

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