Friday, May 28, 2010

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HURRICANE KATRINA



McCarthy: Obama hasn't returned call of lawmaker representing district of oil rig

By Molly K. Hooper - 05/27/10 03:10 PM ET

Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) relayed a story Thursday morning at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast bolstering House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-Ohio) charge of negligence on the part of the White House in the Gulf oil spill cleanup.

Asked if this was the president's Hurricane Katrina, McCarthy responded, "It very well could be."

He explained that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who represents the district in which the BP explosion occurred, said he tried reaching the president last Thursday to discuss possible solutions.

“He was called back by a staffer on Friday who said that the president was too busy to talk to him. He understood that until I turned on the TV and saw that he was golfing and went out to California to do a fundraiser. He said — six days now and he’s never even spoken to him," McCarthy said.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NEW BARRAGE OF IRS ATTACKS TARGETED FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

IRS Launches First Wave Of Small Business Attacks


May 27, 2010 by Dan Pilla CPA

(Initial Focus on Employment Tax Compliance)



When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its five-year strategic plan last year it promised a flurry of new attacks on the public in a variety of areas. Referred to by the IRS as “enforcement initiatives,” these attacks constitute the key areas the agency will target for increased audit attention in the years to come. What was a mere promise last fall of more audit activity is now a reality. The IRS just recently launched the first wave of audit attacks.

In reviewing the IRS’s strategic plan it came as no surprise to me that the lion’s share of this new audit attention would be focused on small businesses. What did surprise me is the level of aggressiveness with which the IRS intends to carry out the attack. The agency identified four specific areas that it will focus on. I reveal them here.

1. The misclassification of workers as independent contractors (ICs). Employment taxes represent a staggering cost to businesses, both in terms of money and time. For this reason, many businesses look for ways to trim costs by reducing employees. One strategy is to use independent contractors (ICs) rather than employees to perform services for the business. But there is a right way and a wrong way to use ICs. If you go about it the wrong way you open yourself up to substantial tax assessments with penalties and interest.

Because employment taxes are such an important revenue source, the IRS is determined to audit as many businesses as possible to ferret out those that use ICs. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reported that in 2007, various audits by state revenue departments found that more than 150,000 workers were misclassified as ICs. This report prompted the IRS to undertake its own study. So beginning immediately, the IRS will launch at least 6,000 random audits of small businesses. The announcement came on April 22 and was issued by Robin Arnold, a senior IRS program manager and field specialist.

Of course, the random audits are just the beginning. Once the IRS has the audit program fully developed and refined it will let loose its agents upon businesses on a much wider scale. The agency is training 200 revenue agents right now to conduct these audits. Moreover, it’s in the process of hiring nearly 2,000 more agents this year to help carry the load. Even worse, the results of the audits will be shared with the states so they can get in line behind the IRS to pick the bones clean.

And while it’s certainly not illegal to use ICs, you must be sure the workers are legitimate ICs and not merely employees masquerading as ICs. This is just one reason my IRS Problem Solver Series is so important and valuable for small businesses. This issue is just one of the many I discuss in great detail in that package.

2. Employment tax return non-filers. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently called on the IRS to step up enforcement against businesses that don’t file employment tax returns or pay employment taxes on time. The IRS treats this issue very seriously since employment tax money is largely withheld from the paychecks of employees. The employer is then responsible to pay it to the IRS. When the employer fails to do that he is treated as violating a “trust” relationship and becomes personally liable for the unpaid withholding taxes.

The IRS is now expanding its audits to randomly probe businesses for employment tax compliance. And because these audits are entirely random, there’s really no way a business can avoid such an audit. The best you can do is to make sure your business is in compliance.

3. Payment of fringe benefits to employees. Unless specifically excluded by law, the payment of money, property or services of any kind as compensation for services is taxable income. If a person receives goods in exchange for services, those goods are taxed at their fair market value.

On the other hand, the tax code does exclude from taxation certain fringe benefits paid by companies to their employees. But the exclusions are limited and are expressly defined. To the extent that any benefits exceed those limits, they are taxable.

To illustrate how desperate for revenue the Federal government now is, the random audit program targeted at small businesses will also focus on the payment of fringe benefits to employees. Look for the IRS to work on taxing every possible benefit that’s paid to employees. And of course, it intends to squeeze that money out of your pocket.

4. Payment of compensation to corporate officers. One of the most common mistakes made by small corporations is the failure to pay corporate officers (usually the owners) a “reasonable salary.” The tax code provides that corporate officers who provide services to a corporation must be compensated by the corporation commensurate with the fair market value of those services.

But many corporate officers do not draw a salary. Rather, they take their entire compensation in the form of a “dividend.” The difference is that the dividend is generally not subject to social security tax while the salary is. This is an issue of growing concern, but most small business owners will not see it coming. Too many tax return preparation professionals just do not understand the nuances of determining reasonable compensation or even that the IRS will challenge the compensation package of a small business owner. I expect many business owners to be blindsided by this issue. It could cost you a fortune.

Daniel J. Pilla

Dan Pilla has been the nation’s leader in taxpayers’ rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure for more than three decades. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures and general financial problems resolution techniques, he has helped hundreds of thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax and financial problems they thought might never be solved. As the author of 11 books, dozens of research reports and hundreds of articles, Dan’s work is regularly featured on radio and television as well as in major newspapers, leading magazines and trade publications nationwide.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

TEA PARTY ENTHUSIASTS WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR GUILT BY ASSOCIATION - IT'S THE SAME OLD STORY, ANYONE WHO REDRESSES THE GOVERNMENT MUST BE A THREAT TO THE COLLECTIVE GOOD

POLICE SHOOTING,  SUSPECTED EXTREMIST 'ANTI GOVERNMENT' LINKS

By the CNN Wire Staff
May 22, 2010 6:08 a.m. EDT

Two police officers were shot with an assault weapon and killed in West Memphis, Arkansas.STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Police release names of suspects in police shooting

Two civil rights groups say suspects are part of anti-government movement

Two police officers shot, two wounded

(CNN) -- Two suspects accused of gunning down Arkansas police officers this week may have ties to extremist anti-government groups, two civil rights organizations say.

Jerry R. Kane, 45, and his 16-year-old son Joseph Kane fatally shot two police officers and wounded two others during a wild shootout Thursday, according to Arkansas state police.

The father and son were shot and killed during the battle on the streets of West Memphis, Arkansas.

The Anti-Defamation League said the two suspects belonged to "an extreme right-wing movement that believes that virtually all existing government in the United States is illegitimate and which seeks to restore an idealized, minimalist government that never actually existed."

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization, also said the two member are part of the "sovereign citizen" movement.

"If Jerry Kane is proven responsible for these tragic murders, it would be a new page in the same old book for the sovereign citizens, who have assaulted or killed a number of law enforcement officials in the past 20 years, especially during traffic stops," the ADL said in a statement.

The Southern Poverty Law Center released Internet footage they say is the elder Kane preaching the sovereign citizen philosophy."

MY COMMENT:

This story and the myriad of previous stories as well as future stories that will be coming, are typical of what the mainstream news media’s will use as a means of guilt by association.


Quoting such government funded, far left wing organizations like, the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, (without informing their readership of their radical bias), by innuendo, CNN is using their criticism and these organizations socialistic leanings to associate, malign and vilify any person or any group that participates in redressing their government and its politicians as anti-government organizations - Boogiemen – dangerous people - and a bad, bad group of individuals that should be pointed out as a threat to the public good.


This false misrepresentation by the corporate main stream media are reliably frequent,  undeniably specious when using false associations and malicious lies to instill fear and reprisals to anyone who dares to criticize these political outlaws - these blatant violators of America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights. And tragetly, this corruption and complicity has reached all three branches of government.


As Americans, deserving of the full benefits of the First Amendment, we have the right to redress our government, (at least legally speaking) without the fear of threats, aggressive intimidation or specious innuendo from our government and its news complicitors.

Americans should not be subjugated to the slander of corporate Wall Street controlled news media who offer cover and sanctuary to human rights violations of these lawless politicians who habitually associate law abiding American citizens with abominable acts of criminal, anti-social and terrorists acts labeled as enemies of the collective good.
Anybody with any sort of discretion or discernment can see the distortions and lies made up against the Tea Party people and other citizens against high taxes and mismanagement of government responsibilities. The media and people like Nancy Pelosi continue to get away with calling the American citizens who want to see integrity restored  to government, Nazi's and a threat to the stability of our society.


Those of us who are freedom loving "Peaceful" Americans - who would dare to have the audacity to point out and condemn this lawless and corrupt behavior should prepare accordingly, to suffer a type of persecution never imagined before. Our politicians, Republicans and Democrats are using the abuse of unlimited power and resources against its own citizens. Even The Patriot Act is being used against it’s own citizens in violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.


You can be assured that there will be an attempt to publically vilify and condemned freedom loving Americans by innuendo and accusations. Anyone in opposition to this lawlessness will suffer the full force of illicit repercussions by use of government agencies like the IRS, the police force, and possibly even the military armed service forces prejudicially used to ruin the lives of these concerned citizens.


I am afraid to think otherwise, now that there is coming a systematic ostracizing of any individual that stands up against tyranny - a tyranny that is designed to destroy and humiliate such individuals by use of public condemnation and accusatory lynching.


Be assured, if you are a resolute advocate for the Rule of Law and defender of human rights - if you are a believer that all men are accountable to our Creator - the giver of life and liberty - and if you oppose the abuse of corruption and tyranny, you will exact a very high price indeed.

We have a lot to be concerned about but please don't despair: With God, objectivity and a desire to search out the truth no matter where it leads, all things are possible.
Ed Greer


NowPublic
May 23, 2010

I keep seeing people go absolutely mad over Arizona's immigration reform bill. But nobody seems to care about the ever growing erosion of our civil liberties by the federal government! Why is this?

Why do people get so worked up about a bill in a state that they don't even live in, but completely ignore the fact that the federal government keeps chipping away at their rights with a sledgehammer?

Under George W. Bush and continuing under Barack H. Obama, you have the following threats to your individual liberty:

1. The Patriot Act, originally signed into law by George Bush and reauthorized by Barack Obama. This Law gives the federal government the ability to listen in on your phone calls, read your mail and email, search and seize your property or you all without a warrant! It also strips you of your writ of Habeas Corpus, they can arrest you and hold you without a warrant, without charging you, and without access to legal representation indefinitely, as long as they claim you are a "terrorist" or an "enemy combatant" which would not be determined by a court of law, because you are not being charged with a crime!

2. The nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court justice by Barack Obama. This woman believes that the government can ban books and speech it deems offensive.

Her own words here: “Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.”

3. The US Border Patrol claims that a 100 mile perimeter around the border(including coasts) is a "Constitution Free Zone" and that they can stop whoever they want and search whoever they want without a warrant or even probable cause. Over 90% of Americans live within 100 miles of the borders and coasts, including cities like. New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Newark, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco to name a few.

4. Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman have introduced bills that would deprive you of the due process of law, your ability to fly on an airplane, deprive you of your right to keep and bear arms and your right to be secure in your persons, property, and possessions if you are placed on a "terror watch list". These watch lists are comprised of people who have never been convicted of a crime, never been charged with a crime and these cases have never been reviewed by a court of law. DHS or the FBI can place you on these lists at their discretion without you ever being convicted or charged with a crime.

These are just a few examples of immediate threats to your civil liberties. Wake up - we can't pick and choose which parts of the Constitution you think should be enforced. It's all or nothing, either we have a constitutionally limited government or we don't.

If you are going to get upset about what you perceive as a violation of civil liberties by the State of Arizona, then at least call out the federal government for it's even more dangerous attacks on liberty.


NOT THE AMERICAN PIE WE ALL REMEMBER



Thursday, May 20, 2010

ACCORDING TO THE BORDER PATROL AND WSB TV NEWS CAST, THE PUBLIC IS BEING MISLEAD - SEE THE TV NEWS CASTS

The problems we face on our borders isn’t the Mexicans. And the new Arizona illegal immigration law isn't anything new except that it gives the State of Arizona the right to enforce the Federal Immigration and Border Laws that our Congress and President refuse to enforce, as the law requires.

It’s our United States politicians; Republicans and Democrats and the political machine that manipulates this chaos that is to blame.

All of these corrupt individuals need to be booted out of Wash DC. They are not committed to defending the American people, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights! With the exception of a few principled individuals, they have become domestic enemies of the United States and are at war with their own people and the Constitution.

According to the Border Patrol the public is being mislead as to WHO is coming into the US from Mexico. This is accurate reporting by WSB TV in Atlanta.

Have you ever thought of why our last number of Presidential Administrations and Congress people have purposefully allowed  this incredible travesty to become the threat that it has? Do you really think that this is an accident? Is our government and its bureaucrats really committed to the security of our country or is it the Fat Cats in Wall Street and the International Bankers that are creating this mess that only "government" can solve with more intrusive laws on the citizens of this country? We really do need to encourage each other to think from A to Z and not to just believe what we are told  to believe by the homogenized news and information that we are continually hammered with.     Ed Greer

Video 1 http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html


Video 2 http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.html


After you view these two video's you must ask yourself, why is our President and the Attorney General so dead set agaoinst the new Arizona Law that just passed on illegal’s crossing our border? Hmmmmm!!! Our Presidents Attorney General has threatened to sue Arizona and when asked by a Texas congressman if he’d read the bill, he said no, he hadn’t had the opportunity and Its only 10 pages long! Yet he had no problem giving an opinion on suing Arizona. Unbelievable!


Who is giving these politicians their orders to create such chaos, disorder and confusion?


Now our President is hosting the illegitimate Mexican President Felipe Calderon as if he were some sort of dignitary. And why is this President so friendly with dictators?   Ed Greer

Video 1  http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html



Video 2  http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.html


We, in Arizona, know you're boycotting us -- but you really should come out here and see our Beautiful Sonoran Desert.
It's just gorgeous right now! We know you'd love it and maybe you can share what you saw with the rest of the country so they can love it too!

Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Americans were once again forced to endure the dictator of a failed state that represses and subjugates its citizens as a matter of course lecturing the U.S. about how ‘his people’ were being discriminated against yesterday when unelected Mexican President Felipe Calderon bashed the Arizona illegal immigration law.

CALDERON COMMENTED: "SUCH LAWS AS THE ARIZON LAW.... IS FORCING OUR PEOPLE TO FACE DISCRIMINATION," DURING A VISIT HOSTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

Calderon’s use of the term “our people” is a slap in the face of every American and every Hispanic American who has emigrated legally. Since when did a leader of a foreign nation address his own constituency from within an entirely different country?

Calderon is an illegitimate dictator who has presided over a failed state run by drug cartels and crime bosses. For him to lecture the United States on how to run a country is like Pol Pot wagging the finger at someone for human rights abuses.

Mexico is a total police state where its inhabitants and anyone who dares visit are subjected to some of the most draconian and brutal law enforcement measures on the planet.

As Arizona resident Mike Sweeney writes, “Having traveled into Mexico last year to various cities on the Baja Peninsula, a distance of more than 1,000 miles round-trip, we were stopped more than 20 times at various checkpoints. At most of those stops, we were told to exit the vehicle and we were subjected to rigorous inspections.

“Where does Mexican President Felipe Calderón get off with his hypocritical outrage at our Senate Bill 1070?”

Arizona is attempting to enforce a law that is significantly fairer than that followed by Mexico itself.

“Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals,” reports the Washington Times.

Mexico also bars foreigners who upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” which is the very definition of racial discrimination.

The majority of Americans support the Arizona law and the majority of Hispanic-Americans and other minority groups routinely support immigration enforcement in general. If not wanting hordes of illegal aliens crossing into America every day makes you a racist, then the majority of Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African Americans are all racists.

The following text has been circulated by email for years but it’s never been more prescient. Compare how the U.S. treats illegals versus other countries and then judge if Arizona’s attempts to restore some sense of balance is justified, or a crime against humanity as some are characterizing it.

If YOU cross the Mexican Border illegally, you will end up in a Mexican Federal Jail for a very long stay that is NOT very nice! Believe me; you do NOT want to end up in a Mexican Jail!

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET:

1 – A JOB,

2 – A DRIVERS LICENSE,

3 – SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,

4 – WELFARE,

5 – FOOD STAMPS,

6 – CREDIT CARDS,

7 – SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,

8 – FREE EDUCATION,

9 – FREE HEALTH CARE,

10 – A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON ,

11 – BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE

12 – AND THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

Anybody wonder why LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS in Arizona are glad they passed this new law?


The following information is compiled from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security:

83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.

86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.

75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles , Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.

24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals

40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals

48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals

29% (630,000) convicted illegal alien felons fill our state and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually

53% plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.

50% plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens

71% plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or “transport coyotes".

47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle.
Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.

63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens

66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle.
Of that 66% 98% are illegal aliens.

380,000 plus “anchor babies” were born in the US to illegal alien parents in just one year, making 380,000 babies automatically US citizens.

97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayer.

ALL COURTESY OF OUR ELECTED PRESIDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT PARTIES. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

REMEMBER THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS? NOW AMERICANS MUST FIGHT FOR THE BILL RIGHTS

There's a movement in this country where American citizens are standing up in protest and dissent to Lawless politicians, corruption and tyranny. Will you consent to this madness with silence or will you be part of the solution and stand up and just say, Stop it!
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, and private property is still priority number one to most Americans, otherwise those Freedoms will only become a memory, if you're even permitted to have a memory.




San Diego radio host Mason Weaver said from the podium:
“I came here because I thought you might want to hear a black man speak without a teleprompter…
This government is trying to make a nation of dependent people.
Americans have always been independent people…This is not a Republican thing,  it’s not a Democrat thing.
It’s not a black thing or a white thing. It’s an American thing…We the people are telling them ‘No more! We’ve had enough!”
In the very center of the photo, above the Silence is Consent—Can You Hear Us Now sign,
you can see Pennsylvania Ave. , which at this time is totally blocked with protesters
who cannot move forward to the Capitol area. Sorry, full up.


The two photos above show a tiny fraction of the two million ABC estimates attended.
I saw signs and heard lots of comments comparing this event to Woodstock . At the time this photo was taken, around 1:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Avenue was still jammed completely, and the mall was packed from the Capitol Building past the Washington Monument .

Protesters came from every state in the union. This man came from San Antonio , TX .
He said that he was really sorry he hadn’t brought his family.
He stated that being a black conservative he was afraid to expose his children to what he expected would be a lot of liberal abuse.
He was thrilled with the tenor of the event and the fact that no liberals were present to harass him.
He spoke about how incredibly intolerant the left is to black individuals who don’t bow to the party line.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Obama
Himself—Compassion is Voluntary, Not Compulsory!
WALNUT – Workers Against Lazy Non-Producers United Together—the conservative answer to ACORN.
Didn’t have to ask them if they were receiving any taxpayer money like radical left-wing ACORN. Different DNA!


Stop Making Profit! — Report all Capitalist Activities to flag@whitehouse.gov
Ever present at Tea Parties are Sons of Liberty re-enactors.


These Ohioans took a day off their rodeo bullriding schedule. They said they’ll be back.









Tuesday, May 18, 2010

COULD FRAUD BE IMPLIED?

Obama using Connecticut Social Security Number?


5-12-2010  Categorized in: Constitution, Ethics, Immigration, Law, PoliticsTwo private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state.

In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii.

WND has copies of affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private investigator John N. Sampson.

The investigators believe Obama needs to explain why he is using a Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants that was issued at a date later than he is known to have held employment.

Source: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=152773



Right-wing website World Net Daily alleges that President Obama’s SSN

(Social Security Number) begins with the digits 040-049, numbers typically given to residents of the state of Connecticut. The site further claims that Hopey’s SSN was issued in 1979, but his first instance of employment was in 1975 at a Hawaii Baskin-Robbins. WND says:

The question is being raised amid speculation about the president’s history fueled by an extraordinary lack of public documentation. Along with his original birth certificate, Obama also has not released educational records, scholarly articles, passport documents, medical records, papers from his service in the Illinois state Senate, Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and adoption papers.

The theory seems to hinge on the idea that President Obama had a different SSN that he used to work in high school, and that he later illegally obtained a second SSN for unknown purposes. The original WND post relies heavily on the assumptions of an Ohio based private investigator named Susan Daniels. Daniels theorizes:

“There is obviously a case of fraud going on here,” Daniels maintained. “In 15 years of having a private investigator’s license in Ohio, I’ve never seen the Social Security Administration make a mistake of issuing a Connecticut Social Security number to a person who lived in Hawaii. There is no family connection that would appear to explain the anomaly.”

Does the Social Security Administration ever re-issue Social Security numbers?

“Never,” Daniels said. “It’s against the law for a person to have a re-issued or second Social Security number issued.”

The site claims that not only is there a fraud being perpetrated by the President in collecting more than his fair share of SSNs, but Google is in on it, suppressing search results for pages that expose the subterfuge:

Internet giant Google today was hushing up the new dispute over President Obama’s strange Social Security number by diverting searches for news reports on the issue to unrelated stories about Elena Kagan, oil, Tampa and the Federal Reserve.

DISTURBING NEWS STORIES NOT BEING REPORTED 5-17-10

BANNING FREE SPEECH CALLED FOR BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Monday, May 17, 2010

Disturbing audio has emerged of White House information czar Cass Sunstein, who in a previous white paper called for banning “conspiracy theories,” demanding that websites be mandated by law to link to opposing information or that pop ups containing government propaganda be forcibly included on political blogs.

In an audio excerpt of an interview which was posted on the Breitbart.tv website today, Sunstein discusses how conservative websites should provide links to liberal websites and vice versa or even how political blogs should be made to include pop ups that show “a quick argument for a competing view”.

Sunstein said that if this system couldn’t be implemented voluntarily, “Congress should hold hearings about mandates,” which would legally force people to dilute their own free speech. The Harvard Professor also said that blogs should be forced to list a random draw of 25 popular websites, such as CNN.com.

“The best would be for this to be done voluntarily,” said Sunstein, “But the word voluntary is a little complicated and people sometimes don’t do what’s best for our society,” he added (emphasis mine).

“The idea would be to have a legal mandate as the last resort….an ultimate weapon designed to encourage people to do better,” Sunstein concluded.

As we previously reported, in a January 2008 white paper entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” the Harvard Professor who is currently President Obama’s head of information technology in the White House called for “conspiracy theories,” that is any political opinion which didn’t concur with the establishment view, to be taxed or even banned outright.

In a set of proposals designed to counter “dangerous” ideas, Sunstein suggested that the government could, “ban conspiracy theorizing,” or “impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories”.

So-called “conspiracy theories that Sunstein said could be subject to government censorship included beliefs held by the vast majority of Americans, such as the notion that the JFK assassination occurred as part of a wider plot.

In his white paper, Sunstein also cited the belief that “global warming is a deliberate fraud” as another marginal conspiracy theory to be countered by government censorship.

Ludicrously, the Harvard Professor even characterized as “false and dangerous” the idea that exposure to sunlight is healthy, despite the fact that top medical experts agree prolonged exposure to sunlight reduces the risk of developing certain cancers.

Essentially, Sunstein wants it to be written into law that the government can dictate the very nature of reality to Americans and that their opinions can only be voiced at best when accompanied by mandatory federal propaganda or at worst that Americans can be silenced entirely by federal decree.

This callous disregard for the First Amendment represents a fundamental threat the very fabric of the country and is even more alarming considering the position of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan with regard to free speech. During the Citizens United vs. FEC case, Kagan’s office argued that the government can ban books and political pamphlets. In separate writings, Kagan argued that the government could “disappear” free speech it deemed to be offensive.

Senator: Kagan Argued Government Could Ban Books


Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Monday, May 17, 2010

Supremes Rule in Favor of Indefinite Detention

Infowars.com

May 17, 2010




Homeland Security Threatens to Seize Farmer’s Land in Vermont

David Filipov

Boston Globe

May 17, 2010

FRANKLIN, Vt. — The red brick house sits unassumingly on a sleepy back road where the lush farmlands of northern Vermont roll quietly into Canada. This is the Morse’s Line border crossing, a point of entry into the United States where more than three cars an hour constitute heavy traffic.

The bucolic setting of silos and sugar maples has become the focus of a bitter dispute that pits one of America’s most revered traditions — the family-owned farm — against the post-9/11 reality of terror attacks on US soil.

The Department of Homeland Security sees Morses Line as a weak link in the nation’s borders, attractive to terrorists trying to smuggle in lethal materials. The government is planning an estimated $8 million renovation here as part of a nationwide effort to secure border crossings.

It intends to acquire 4.9 acres of border land on a dairy farm owned for three generations by the Rainville family. Last month, the Rainville’s learned that if they refuse to sell the land for $39,500, the government intends to seize it by eminent domain.










Sunday, May 16, 2010

OIL LEAK IN THE GULF: SOMETHING IS VERY FISHY ABOUT ALL OF THIS

Gulf Oil SPILL: What a Lie


J. Speer-Williams
Infowars.com
May 16, 2010

Spill? The corporate media continues to call the volcano of continuous gushing oil, in the Gulf, a spill. How insulting. A volcano that shoots out a million gallons of crude oil a day, or a week, is hardly a spill.

How long will the Monetary Cartel’s media insist on calling a continuous gusher a mere spill or a leak?

The common definition of a spill is the liquid that fell out of a container, a one time occurrence, not a massive flow that has no known end. An oil tanker can spill oil; but not Mother Earth, who has been, and still is, continuously gushing oil from 35,000 feet from within her bowels.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill, of about 10.8 million gallons of crude, on the 24th of March 1989, in the Prince William Sound of Alaska, is considered by many to be the most devastating humanly-caused environmental disaster ever to occur in history.

Currently, the oil gusher in the Gulf produces an Exxon Valdez disaster about every four days to a week.
The definition of “gush” is to flow forth suddenly and violently. What we are faced with in the Gulf of Mexico is a continuous and monster gusher of crude oil that has no known termination point.

How long will the Monetary Cartel’s media insist on calling a continuous gusher a mere spill or a leak?

Will it still be a spill/leak when millions of people in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida are losing consciousness from the stench in the air, that will not dissipate?

Will people have to convulse and hemorrhage from their internal organs and lungs before the corporate media will show at least a modicum of truthfulness?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE FILM, "INVISABLE EMPIRE", PRESENTS A REAL PARADIGM SHIFT

We have no defense if we are not aware of our surroundings and cognizant of those with designs to harm the security that we, as Americans have depended upon for these last two centuries.
The Invisible Empire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO24XmP1c5E  

Ignorance is not bliss nor is it any way for us to behave as a free nation. Some of us more than others, but we all need to keep our eyes and ears and especially our minds open to those very things that we are not currently aware of.

You’ve heard the saying I’m sure: what you don’t know can hurt you” and ‘ignorance is not bliss”. I write and report only on things that can’t be found in the main stream news medias, and then report or write on those subjects that have implications regarding our short and long term well being, as well as our liberties individually and as a country.
I go to great lengths to not be partisan one way or the other. I don’t write or report on the superiority of Democrats or Republicans, right wing or left wing as they have been designed. These factions do not represent the people but are useful elements to international elitists for the purpose of disrupting and confusing the people’s attention away from the real dangers that are being unfolded, day by day. This is accomplished by individuals who are expert at manipulating and strategizing on how to transform themselves into power-brokers and masters over the American people.

 Most American’s can look around themselves and see that something is terribly wrong with the direction that our country is moving. We think our Congressperson or Senators will vote this way or that and then, the opposite happens. There are various reasons we can come up with to justify these results, but mostly, to this point, we have blamed each other and those who are on the other side of our political loyalties for what is wrong with America. This is a huge mistake.



I’d really like to do my part in helping change this perception so that we become Americans again rather than the factions and opponents that we have become. We have been taught, with great sophistication to seeing each other as the enemy rather than seeing reality as it really is.



Those with nefarious motivations who understands and uses history for plans of dominating a nation knows very well of the emblem that America has idealized, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", that it must be erased and eradicated from the psyche of the American people.

It’s my hope that we can become objective at taking a look at a number of possibilities that we might have brushed off before, even if we might not be aware that we have.

My hope is that we, as Americans, will lay down our own paradigms, opinions and dogma that we have been taught and conditioned to formulate by a very sophisticated strategy of social engineering and indoctrination that has been taking place for many years but most dramatically since World War II.

It will take courage and objectivism to break ourselves free from this hypnotic maze that we live in to un-learn what we've been taught to be afraid of. We have been taught well, how to avoid and ostracize ourselves from believing and examining anything differently than what we’ve been forced fed all of our lives. We have learned that the herd mentality will not accept dissenters within our political party, our group of friends, peers and those we associate and work with.
This film will take you into a world you might only have suspected from a distance, you’ve seen the movies and read the novels that you might have thought were only entertainment, far from your reality and life style but is now at our doorstep, threatening to change America and the world irreparably.

Ed Greer       The Invisible Empire:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO24XmP1c5E


Loose Change, The Final Cut   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yx9NRX37SM  

Monday, May 10, 2010

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SUCH GOVERNMENT ABUSE OF POLICE POWER AND INTIMIDATION

Fear And Loathing Of The Tea Party




May 10, 2010 by Bob Livingston

With all that’s going on in America and in the world it’s a shame that yet another article defending the Tea Party movement needs to be written. But three incidents over the last couple of weeks prove that the corrupt, unfounded and ridiculous notion that people who oppose the actions of an increasingly fascist regime and a corporatist Congress are fomenting terror continues to gain traction.

First it was an item sent to the website, Patriot Post, from a military source. That source provided a briefing paper for an upcoming exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., that sought to prepare for a possible protest at the Ft. Knox, United States Gold Depository by “Local Militia Groups/Anti-Government Protesters/TEA Party.”

(it should be noted here that there has not been any evidence or incidence of any of these wild accusations, and slanderous name calling and associations of infamous possibilities yet the media lap-dogs will say anything the government tells them to, as they twist and malign the  facts by stating that these things could happen - that these bingo playing grandmothers and retirees should be tazered and arrested for breathing air and complaining about all of the nice things that government is doing for them) eg

The paper, entitled “Exercise” dated April 23, stated:
“TEA Party organizers have stated that they will protest at the Gold Vault at a future date. Mint Police are on a heightened alert status to deal with a large crowd on the grounds. Anti-Government-Health Care Protesters have stated that they would join the TEA Party as a sign of solidarity.

“Threats against the US Bullion Depository and Fort Knox have been made. Type of event is unknown, except that it will be ‘significant.’ The ‘significant’ event is a concern to local and Federal Law Enforcement Organizations, as these groups are armed, have combat training and some are former Military Snipers. Some may have explosives training/experience.”

A follow-up intel update paper, dated April 26, warned of viable threats “against the US Bullion Depository and Ft. Knox.” It stated:

“Many members were extremely agitated at what they referred to as Government Intervention and over taxation in their (sic) lives. Alcohol use ‘fanned the flames’. Many Military grade firearms were openly carried. An ad hoc “shoot the Govt. Agent” event was held with prizes (alcohol) given for the best shot placement. Components for bomb making are reported to have been on the site. Some members have criminal records relating to explosive and weapons violations."

In defiance to Regulations, the TEA Party Activists along with Anti-Health Care Demonstrators have stated that they will protest at the US Bullion Depository, ‘Stating that it is their right to demonstrate against the Government for redress of wrongs.’

“Local detention centers are being made ready for mass arrests.”

After Patriot Post’s Mark Alexander wrote about the exercise and posted the two intel updates on his site he was contacted by senior command staff at Ft. Knox.

Alexander then wrote:
“There was a security exercise at Ft. Knox this week, but an officer in the security loop altered the scenario ‘in order to make it look more realistic.’ Those alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they appeared. The command staff informed me that the alterations were not approved at the command level and that the individual who circulated the scenario through official channels will ‘receive appropriate counsel.’ I was assured that Command staff would not have authorized such a scenario.”

Alexander also wrote that he removed the two intel reports* from his site at the request of Command staff.

The second incident occurred in Quincy, Ill., on April 28. With President Barack Obama arriving to speak nearby on the subject of Wall Street greed, the Quincy Tea Party was out in force. The gray haired grannies and grandpas were all ramped up and armed—with signs and a bullhorn or two—to protest the president’s visit. While they stood peacefully on the sidewalk, a police riot squaddecked out in helmets with face masks and other heavy protective gear—marched in lockstep in the street in front of them, ordering them back on the sidewalk. It was an obvious—and utterly ridiculous—attempt at intimidation from the regime.

The third was a quote by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the days after a car bomb was found and defused in Times Square. Rather than point the finger toward the obvious choice—Muslim extremist followers of radical Islam—Bloomberg told CBS’s Katie Couric: “If I had to guess—25 cents—this would be exactly that, somebody home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.” [Emphasis added]

This is how the regime quashes dissent. It started as soon as the Tea Party began to grow a little more than a year ago, with those who head up the regime calling Americans names like Nazi, un-American, radical and dangerous. Leftist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (better described as the Southern Preposterous Lie Center) used their typical tactics of linking Tea partiers with Skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan and the militia movement.

Using such derogatory terms about their fellow citizens provides leftists, progressives and fascists an air of superiority. It allows them to dehumanize those they disagree with, which then gives them the justification to oppose them. But in doing so they only belittle themselves. They show themselves as devoid of morals, ideas and class—without the ability to engage in rational discussion.

Much like when the President—with his smug elitist arrogance—told an audience: “So I’ve been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you.”

Not hardly, Mr. President. Not hardly. And you are not so dumb that you don’t know why they’re protesting. And we know why you, your fawning media acolytes and the elitist corporatist elected class in Washington (from both the Left and Right and hereafter known as the collective “They”) treat Tea partiers with such arrogant disdain.

They do it because They fear the Tea Party protestors are a threat to their power. They understand that their policies are opposed by the majority of Americans who have finally… finally awakened to their abuses.

And Tea partiers, They fear you because they understand their big money donations from their corporate sponsors, the illegal votes that community organizations like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) drum up, and the thuggish activities of the unions will not be enough to overcome your moral drive and determination.

A recent poll by Gallup found that 28 percent of those surveyed identified with the Tea Party movement. That means you number in the dozens of millions—despite the attacks on your movement. Understand that is a large number, no matter what They say. Although Tea partiers skew right politically, its members broke out demographically much like the rest of the U.S.

That means that Tea partiers are husbands and wives, grandfathers and grandmothers. That means Tea partiers are homemakers and business owners. That means Tea partiers are blue collar workers and white collar workers. That means Tea partiers are employed and unemployed. That means Tea partiers are veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and military operations in between. And it means Tea partiers are self-reliant.

And that’s what They fear. Tea partiers aren’t ready to bow down to the altar of big government like so many of the elitists want and expect… and have sought to foster for these many years.

But if the regime has managed to convince—without any evidence or any instances of violence—even some in the military that it is “realistic” to pose Tea partiers as dangerous and that opposition to a government takeover of the economy and the businesses that made America prosperous is evidence of a crime worthy of imprisonment in local detention centers, then it’s not just the Tea partiers who need to worry.

(Editor’s note: To prove their existence screen shots of the intel papers posted on Patriot Post have been saved, but Personal Liberty Digest will respect command staff’s request that they not be posted.)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

THE POLICE STATE IS ALREADY HERE - IN AMERICA!

Very few Americans, proportionately speaking, have been aware or cognizant of the forces and influences in America that have been applied and executed around them, and this includes the entirety of our lives, from birth to present. Most of us are aware of such novels like the Manchurian Candidate, Orwell’s 1984, Animal Farm, None Dare Call it Conspiracy and so many other visuals that have paved the way to possibly understand many of the things that America and the world faces today.
While the population goes about its lives and responsibilities, it predicatively and naively assumes and trusts that those they have elected to run their government are doing so with the greatest of intentions and those that don’t will be either pointed out and prosecuted or voted out of office. Unfortunately, history points to the nature of humanity, which now has ushered in a clear and present danger.

For many years in our history as a nation, there have been profound, and nefarious international influences for America to throw off the Rule of Law that our Constitution requires, limiting government to responsibilities and powers that are few, leaving the rest of America’s affairs and duties to be reserved to the State and the sovereignty of the people, not to our Senator’s or Congresspersons.

To the power hungry elitists who crave and salivate for control, to be masters over its slaves, these individuals see America as the last bastion of resistance in the world - the final stepping stone before these little Napoleon’s put into place the final pieces of this great one world order that has been in development for many, many generations.

These well laid plans have been brilliantly executed, using Americas Republican and Democratic machine, along with consolidating all of the other power centers of America in cooperation with career bureaucrats and agencies to systematically and strategically break down the American peoples will to see or discern the chipping away of Constitutional limitations on government while incrementally violating every aspect of the Rule of law and rights of the individual to govern his or herself.

These are powerful and ruthless forces that are being implemented for solidifying a one global system whose power center and world elite will continue to conceal themselves via the Federal Reserve Bank System, the IMF, the G20 and the United Nations which have all become a law unto themselves, untouchable by what has become, unbeknownst to the general public, an impotent, emasculated United States Nation.

The Federal Reserve Bank is no more federal than the Federal Express Parcel Service. These world bankers have been looting and manipulating the American people and its politicians even prior to 1913 when it was deceptively given powers, in violation to the United States Constitution – to take over the United States monetary system, to begin printing money out of thin air, creating wars that they would finance from monopoly money and then charge the American people interest on this sinister scam.

The Federal Reserve Bank, the World Bank and the IMF are all part of the same few banking families that control the money of the world as well as the United Nations that use enforcement powers through the World Court and International private Police Force that is being implemented within the United States even at this very moment?

This is plainly evident with these two video links here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vF4aewSQo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klqv9t1zVww

This has been rapidly culminating within the last number of years but has really ramped up in haste during these last few administrations.
ed greer

BEING PROUD OF OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE SHOULD NOT BE GROUNDS FOR SCHOOL SUSPENSION

1907 PHOTO This one needs to circulate
The year is 1907, one hundred and 3+ years ago.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'     
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Saturday, May 1, 2010

John F. Kennedy vs. The Federal Reserve - Who really murdered the President?

John F. Kennedy
vs
The Federal Reserve

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.
When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy - the author of Profiles in Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency -money - without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 [the full text is displayed further below] gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury." This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.
"United States Notes" were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. We compared a "Federal Reserve Note" issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a "United States Note" from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy's Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says "Federal Reserve Note" on the top while the other says "United States Note". Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.
President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation. According to the United States Secret Service, 99% of all U.S. paper "currency" circulating in 1999 are Federal Reserve Notes.
Kennedy knew that if the silver-backed United States Notes were widely circulated, they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve Notes. This is a very simple matter of economics. The USN was backed by silver and the FRN was not backed by anything of intrinsic value. Executive Order 11110 should have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level (virtually all of the nearly $9 trillion in federal debt has been created since 1963) if LBJ or any subsequent President were to enforce it. It would have almost immediately given the U.S. Government the ability to repay its debt without going to the private Federal Reserve Banks and being charged interest to create new "money". Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S.A. the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver and realm value worth something.
Again, according to our own research, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, no more of the Series 1958 "Silver Certificates" were issued either, and they were subsequently removed from circulation. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve's control over the creation of money. It seems very apparent that President Kennedy challenged the "powers that exist behind U.S. and world finance". With true patriotic courage, JFK boldly faced the two most successful vehicles that have ever been used to drive up debt:
1) war (Viet Nam); and,
2) the creation of money by a privately owned central bank. His efforts to have all U.S. troops out of Vietnam by 1965 combined with Executive Order 11110 would have destroyed the profits and control of the private Federal Reserve Bank.
Executive Order 11110
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10289 AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended - (a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph (j): "(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption," and (b) By revoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof. SECTION 2. The amendment made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.
JOHN F. KENNEDY THE WHITE HOUSE, June 4, 1963
Once again, Executive Order 11110 is still valid. According to Title 3, United States Code, Section 301 dated January 26, 1998:
Executive Order (EO) 10289 dated Sept. 17, 1951, 16 F.R. 9499, was as amended by:
EO 10583, dated December 18, 1954, 19 F.R. 8725;
EO 10882 dated July 18, 1960, 25 F.R. 6869;
EO 11110 dated June 4, 1963, 28 F.R. 5605;
EO 11825 dated December 31, 1974, 40 F.R. 1003;
EO 12608 dated September 9, 1987, 52 F.R. 34617
The 1974 and 1987 amendments, added after Kennedy's 1963 amendment, did not change or alter any part of Kennedy's EO 11110. A search of Clinton's 1998 and 1999 EO's and Presidential Directives has also shown no reference to any alterations, suspensions, or changes to EO 11110.
The Federal Reserve Bank, a.k.a Federal Reserve System, is a Private Corporation. Black's Law Dictionary defines the "Federal Reserve System" as: "Network of twelve central banks to which most national banks belong and to which state chartered banks may belong. Membership rules require investment of stock and minimum reserves." Privately-owned banks own the stock of the FED. This was explained in more detail in the case of Lewis v. United States, Federal Reporter, 2nd Series, Vol. 680, Pages 1239, 1241 (1982), where the court said: "Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. The stock-holding commercial banks elect two thirds of each Bank's nine member board of directors".
The Federal Reserve Banks are locally controlled by their member banks. Once again, according to Black's Law Dictionary, we find that these privately owned banks actually issue money:
"Federal Reserve Act. Law which created Federal Reserve banks which act as agents in maintaining money reserves, issuing money in the form of bank notes, lending money to banks, and supervising banks. Administered by Federal Reserve Board (q.v.)".
The privately owned Federal Reserve (FED) banks actually issue (create) the "money" we use. In 1964, the House Committee on Banking and Currency, Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, at the second session of the 88th Congress, put out a study entitled Money Facts which contains a good description of what the FED is: "The Federal Reserve is a total money-making machine. It can issue money or checks. And it never has a problem of making its checks good because it can obtain the $5 and $10 bills necessary to cover its check simply by asking the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving to print them".
Any one person or any closely knit group who has a lot of money has a lot of power. Now imagine a group of people who have the power to create money. Imagine the power these people would have. This is exactly what the privately owned FED is!
No man did more to expose the power of the FED than Louis T. McFadden, who was the Chairman of the House Banking Committee back in the 1930s. In describing the FED, he remarked in the Congressional Record, House pages 1295 and 1296 on June 10, 1932:

"Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government Board, has cheated the Government of the United States and he people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and the iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks acting together have cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States; has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the maladministration of that law by which the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it".

Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions, departments, or agencies. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. Those 12 private credit monopolies were deceitfully placed upon this country by bankers who came here from Europe and who repaid us for our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.
The FED basically works like this: The government granted its power to create money to the FED banks. They create money, then loan it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to pay the interest on the debt. On this point, it's interesting to note that the Federal Reserve Act and the sixteenth amendment, which gave congress the power to collect income taxes, were both passed in 1913. The incredible power of the FED over the economy is universally admitted. Some people, especially in the banking and academic communities, even support it. On the other hand, there are those, such as President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, that have spoken out against it. His efforts were spoken about in Jim Marrs' 1990 book Crossfire:"

Another overlooked aspect of Kennedy's attempt to reform American society involves money. Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. He moved in this area on June 4, 1963, by signing Executive Order 11110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the traditional Federal Reserve System. That same day, Kennedy signed a bill changing the backing of one and two dollar bills from silver to gold, adding strength to the weakened U.S. currency.

Kennedy's comptroller of the currency, James J. Saxon, had been at odds with the powerful Federal Reserve Board for some time, encouraging broader investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal Reserve system. Saxon also had decided that non-Reserve banks could underwrite state and local general obligation bonds, again weakening the dominant Federal Reserve banks".
In a comment made to a Columbia University class on Nov. 12, 1963,
Ten days before his assassination, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy allegedly said:
"The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen of this plight."

In this matter, John Fitzgerald Kennedy appears to be the subject of his own book... a true Profile of Courage.

This research report was compiled for Lawgiver. Org. by Anthony Wayne

What is the Federal Reserve Bank?
What is the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) and why do we have it?
by Greg Hobbs November 1, 1999
The FED is a central bank. Central banks are supposed to implement a country's fiscal policies. They monitor commercial banks to ensure that they maintain sufficient assets, like cash, so as to remain solvent and stable. Central banks also do business, such as currency exchanges and gold transactions, with other central banks. In theory, a central bank should be good for a country, and they might be if it wasn't for the fact that they are not owned or controlled by the government of the country they are serving. Private central banks, including our FED, operate not in the interest of the public good but for profit.
There have been three central banks in our nation's history. The first two, while deceptive and fraudulent, pale in comparison to the scope and size of the fraud being perpetrated by our current FED. What they all have in common is an insidious practice known as "fractional banking."
Fractional banking or fractional lending is the ability to create money from nothing, lend it to the government or someone else and charge interest to boot. The practice evolved before banks existed. Goldsmiths rented out space in their vaults to individuals and merchants for storage of their gold or silver. The goldsmiths gave these "depositors" a certificate that showed the amount of gold stored. These certificates were then used to conduct business.
In time the goldsmiths noticed that the gold in their vaults was rarely withdrawn. Small amounts would move in and out but the large majority never moved. Sensing a profit opportunity, the goldsmiths issued double receipts for the gold, in effect creating money (certificates) from nothing and then lending those certificates (creating debt) to depositors and charging them interest as well.
Since the certificates represented more gold than actually existed, the certificates were "fractionally" backed by gold. Eventually some of these vault operations were transformed into banks and the practice of fractional banking continued.
Keep that fractional banking concept in mind as we examine our first central bank, the First Bank of the United States (BUS). It was created, after bitter dissent in the Congress, in 1791 and chartered for 20 years. A scam not unlike the current FED, the BUS used its control of the currency to defraud the public and establish a legal form of usury.
This bank practiced fractional lending at a 10:1 rate, ten dollars of loans for each dollar they had on deposit. This misuse and abuse of their public charter continued for the entire 20 years of their existence. Public outrage over these abuses was such that the charter was not renewed and the bank ceased to exist in 1811.
The war of 1812 left the country in economic chaos, seen by bankers as another opportunity for easy profits. They influenced Congress to charter the second central bank, the Second Bank of the United States (SBUS), in 1816.
The SBUS was more expansive than the BUS. The SBUS sold franchises and literally doubled the number of banks in a short period of time. The country began to boom and move westward, which required money. Using fractional lending at the 10:1 rate, the central bank and their franchisees created the debt/money for the expansion.
Things boomed for a while, then the banks decided to shut off the debt/money, citing the need to control inflation. This action on the part of the SBUS caused bankruptcies and foreclosures. The banks then took control of the assets that were used as security against the loans.
Closely examine how the SBUS engineered this cycle of prosperity and depression. The central bank caused inflation by creating debt/money for loans and credit and making these funds readily available. The economy boomed. Then they used the inflation which they created as an excuse to shut off the loans/credit/money.
The resulting shortage of cash caused the economy to falter or slow dramatically and large numbers of business and personal bankruptcies resulted. The central bank then seized the assets used as security for the loans. The wealth created by the borrowers during the boom was then transferred to the central bank during the bust. And you always wondered how the big guys ended up with all the marbles.
Now, who do you think is responsible for all of the ups and downs in our economy over the last 85 years? Think about the depression of the late '20s and all through the '30s. The FED could have pumped lots of debt/money into the market to stimulate the economy and get the country back on track, but did they? No; in fact, they restricted the money supply quite severely. We all know the results that occurred from that action, don't we?
Why would the FED do this? During that period asset values and stocks were at rock bottom prices. Who do you think was buying everything at 10 cents on the dollar? I believe that it is referred to as consolidating the wealth. How many times have they already done this in the last 85 years?
Do you think they will do it again?
Just as an aside at this point, look at today's economy. Markets are declining. Why? Because the FED has been very liberal with its debt/credit/money. The market was hyper inflated. Who creates inflation? The FED. How does the FED deal with inflation? They restrict the debt/credit/money. What happens when they do that? The market collapses.
Several months back, after certain central banks said they would be selling large quantities of gold, the price of gold fell to a 25-year low of about $260 per ounce. The central banks then bought gold. After buying at the bottom, a group of 15 central banks announced that they would be restricting the amount of gold released into the market for the next five years. The price of gold went up $75.00 per ounce in just a few days. How many hundreds of billions of dollars did the central banks make with those two press releases?
Gold is generally considered to be a hedge against more severe economic conditions. Do you think that the private banking families that own the FED are buying or selling equities at this time? (Remember: buy low, sell high.) How much money do you think these FED owners have made since they restricted the money supply at the top of this last current cycle?
Alan Greenspan has said publicly on several occasions that he thinks the market is overvalued, or words to that effect. Just a hint that he will raise interest rates (restrict the money supply), and equity markets have a negative reaction. Governments and politicians do not rule central banks, central banks rule governments and politicians. President Andrew Jackson won the presidency in 1828 with the promise to end the national debt and eliminate the SBUS. During his second term President Jackson withdrew all government funds from the bank and on January 8, 1835, paid off the national debt. He is the only president in history to have this distinction. The charter of the SBUS expired in 1836.
Without a central bank to manipulate the supply of money, the United States experienced unprecedented growth for 60 or 70 years, and the resulting wealth was too much for bankers to endure. They had to get back into the game. So, in 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislation that would covertly establish a private central bank.
This bank would assume control over the American economy by controlling the issuance of its money. After a huge public relations campaign, engineered by the foreign central banks, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped through Congress during the Christmas recess, with many members of the Congress absent. President Woodrow Wilson, pressured by his political and financial backers, signed it on December 23, 1913.
The act created the Federal Reserve System, a name carefully selected and designed to deceive. "Federal" would lead one to believe that this is a government organization. "Reserve" would lead one to believe that the currency is being backed by gold and silver. "System" was used in lieu of the word "bank" so that one would not conclude that a new central bank had been created.
In reality, the act created a private, for profit, central banking corporation owned by a cartel of private banks. Who owns the FED? The Rothschilds of London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers of Paris; Israel Moses Seif of Italy; Kuhn, Loeb and Warburg of Germany; and the Lehman Brothers, Goldman, Sachs and the Rockefeller families of New York.
Did you know that the FED is the only for-profit corporation in America that is exempt from both federal and state taxes? The FED takes in about one trillion dollars per year tax free! The banking families listed above get all that money.
Almost everyone thinks that the money they pay in taxes goes to the US Treasury to pay for the expenses of the government. Do you want to know where your tax dollars really go? If you look at the back of any check made payable to the IRS you will see that it has been endorsed as "Pay Any F.R.B. Branch or Gen. Depository for Credit U.S. Treas. This is in Payment of U.S. Oblig." Yes, that's right, every dime you pay in income taxes is given to those private banking families, commonly known as the FED, tax free.
Like many of you, I had some difficulty with the concept of creating money from nothing. You may have heard the term "monetizing the debt," which is kind of the same thing. As an example, if the US Government wants to borrow $1 million ó the government does borrow every dollar it spends ó they go to the FED to borrow the money. The FED calls the Treasury and says print 10,000 Federal Reserve Notes (FRN) in units of one hundred dollars.

The Treasury charges the FED 2.3 cents for each note, for a total of $230 for the 10,000 FRNs. The FED then lends the $1 million to the government at face value plus interest. To add insult to injury, the government has to create a bond for $1 million as security for the loan. And the rich get richer. The above was just an example, because in reality the FED does not even print the money; it's just a computer entry in their accounting system. To put this on a more personal level, let's use another example.
Today's banks are members of the Federal Reserve Banking System. This membership makes it legal for them to create money from nothing and lend it to you. Today's banks, like the goldsmiths of old, realize that only a small fraction of the money deposited in their banks is ever actually withdrawn in the form of cash. Only about 4 percent of all the money that exists is in the form of currency. The rest of it is simply a computer entry.
Let's say you're approved to borrow $10,000 to do some home improvements. You know that the bank didn't actually take $10,000 from its pile of cash and put it into your pile? They simply went to their computer and input an entry of $10,000 into your account. They created, from thin air, a debt which you have to secure with an asset and repay with interest. The bank is allowed to create and lend as much debt as they want as long as they do not exceed the 10:1 ratio imposed by the FED.
It sort of puts a new slant on how you view your friendly bank, doesn't it? How about those loan committees that scrutinize you with a microscope before approving the loan they created from thin air. What a hoot! They make it complex for a reason. They don't want you to understand what they are doing. People fear what they do not understand. You are easier to delude and control when you are ignorant and afraid.
Now to put the frosting on this cake. When was the income tax created? If you guessed 1913, the same year that the FED was created, you get a gold star. Coincidence? What are the odds? If you are going to use the FED to create debt, who is going to repay that debt? The income tax was created to complete the illusion that real money had been lent and therefore real money had to be repaid. And you thought Houdini was good.
So, what can be done? My father taught me that you should always stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand up alone.
If "We the People" don't take some action now, there may come a time when "We the People" are no more. You should write a letter or send an email to each of your elected representatives. Many of our elected representatives do not understand the FED. Once informed they will not be able to plead ignorance and remain silent.
Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency.

Ask your representative, in light of that information, how it is possible for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the Federal Reserve Bank that it created, to be constitutional. Ask them why this private banking cartel is allowed to reap trillions of dollars in profits without paying taxes. Insist on an answer.
Thomas Jefferson said, "If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Jefferson saw it coming 150 years ago. The question is, "Can you now see what is in store for us if we allow the FED to continue controlling our country?"

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he breaks, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt."

John P. Curran

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