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April 19, 2015

Establishment GOP Plots to Empower Obama on “Progressive” Trade

The freedom to discriminate is essential to liberty

Horrific Raw Video Shows Police Beating Man Into Oblivion — Now He’s Fighting Back

 Ex-TSA Official: Intentional Groping a “Daily Checkpoint Occurrence”

California Parents Shut Down Vote on Mandatory Vaccines

Iceland Considers Stripping Power to Create Currency From Banks

Aerial Search For ISIS Camp at U.S. Border

The New York Post Reports – FBI is Covering Up Saudi Links to 9/11 Attack

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Research: Cops KILL THOUSANDS More Americans Than Terrorists

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An estimated SIXTEEN THOUSAND Americans killed by police in past 15 years

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
April 16, 2015

Americans are constantly warned every day that there is a deadly threat from terrorists. From homegrown radical ‘extremists’ to ISIS camps in Mexico, the fear is constantly pumped out to the masses via the mainstream media.

However, there is a much more immediate and deadly threat to Americans across the nation, one that can strike at any time, and one that has killed untold thousands more than lost their lives on September 11th 2001 and every other ‘terrorist’ incident since.

That threat is the police.

You are at the very least, eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

Cops in the US are responsible for way more deaths on American soil than terrorism since the year 2000. Indeed, in that time, police have killed at least 5,600 people via gunshots, taserings, beatings and other forms of violence. That figure represents more than the total number of US combat deaths in all wars since 2000.

Those are the findings of Fatal Encounters, an impartial nonprofit organisation working to build a national database of police killings in the US.

The organisation notes that the data it collect is largely “based on public information requests, but the bulk of it–the part that will make it sustain after the structure is built–will use crowdsourcing to update the database.”

“How many people are killed in interactions with law enforcement in the United States of America? Are they increasing? What do those people look like?” the organisation asks on its website.

Vox took the data gathered by Fatal Encounters and created an interactive map of every documented police killing over the past 15 years. It looks like this:

Fatal Encounters states in its mission brief that while the FBI collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, it does not release collated statistics on how often police use deadly force.

In addition, it is not even mandatory for local and state agencies to report the circumstances of killings, and consequently, whether police were involved.

“Americans should have the ability to track that act.” the website notes.

Thus, the data collected and used to create the map of police killings is incomplete – significantly incomplete.

Indeed, the organisation estimates that it has only captured about 35 percent of total police killings since 2000 so far. So at best, this map represents a minimum of police related killings over the past 15 years.

By those calculations, around SIXTEEN THOUSAND Americans are likely to have been killed by police in that time. Over 1000, every year.

In comparison with other first world nations; only three people were killed by police in 2014 in the UK; 12 people in Canada, and eight over the past two years in Germany. All this despite the fact that the crime index highlights that countries like the UK aren’t that far behind America in regards to overall crime rate.

The level of police killings only appears to be escalating into an epidemic. It is indicative of an endemic societal divide between Americans and their government (yes police work for the government).

So are you still afraid of phantom ISIS camps on the border? Or does being shot dead merely for having a broken tail light seem a more realistic threat?

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Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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Ex-TSA Official: Intentional Groping a “Daily Checkpoint Occurrence”

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There was a time when the biggest complaint most Americans had about government’s groping hands concerned the tax collector’s hands in their wallets and bank accounts. But that was before 9/11 changed everything and technological progress made it possible for Transportation Security Administration agents at our nation’s airports to select passengers for a more intimate kind of touching, concerning things more personal than wallets, driver’s licenses, and Social Security numbers.

“There are far too many federal hands on people’s private parts in airports,” former TSA Agent Jason Edward Harrington wrote in an article appearing online at the website of Time magazine. The occasional scandal that arises when agents are caught crossing the line in a “pat down,” ostensibly in search of real or potential weapons, obscures the fact that such violations are not rare, but routine, Harrington said. He cites the recent reports of TSA agents fired over a groping scheme at Denver International Airport as an example.

“Amid all the jokes in comment sections, it’s easy to forget that the groping of these dozen or more male passengers by two conspiring TSA screeners is sexual assault, plain and simple,” Harrington wrote.  “And while it’s easy to focus all the blame on the two unsavory screeners who are now no longer with the agency, perhaps the bigger issue here is a systemic one,” he added.

In Denver, NBC News reported, two airport screeners were fired for allegedly conspiring to allow the male screener to pat down men he found attractive. The male agent reportedly would signal to a female screener when he saw a male passenger he thought attractive approach her station. She would falsely enter the sex of the passenger as female, causing the full-body scanner to report an anomaly that called for a pat down of the passenger’s groin area, Denver  police reported, following an investigation. TSA officials referred the matter to the police after receiving a tip regarding the scheme.

A spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney said charges for “unlawful sexual contact” cannot be filed unless a violated passenger comes forward to make the accusation. The case is being reviewed for other possible charges, she said.

“These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable,” according to a statement issued by the Transportation Security Administration. The two officers have been fired and all allegations of misconduct “are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable,” the TSA said.

Yet Harrington contends that in his six years with the agency, “the leveraging of rules and surveillance tools to abuse passengers was a daily checkpoint occurrence. Has the TSA screener searching your luggage suddenly decided to share with you the finer points of official bag-search procedure just as your final boarding call is being announced? There’s a good chance that he or she just doesn’t like you,” he wrote. “Or in some cases, as we’ve seen, it may be that the screener finds you attractive and wants to use the TSA rules as an excuse to get his or her hands on you.”

What’s more, wrote Harrington, the full-body scanners that millions of people pass through at airports each day “are practically useless. The TSA, in its rush to replace the controversial ‘nude’ radiation scanners that they phased out in 2013, swapped out one poorly functioning line of machines for another. The current millimeter wave scanners, with their outrageous false-positive rates, regularly cause unnecessary pat-downs: The agent running his or her hands over you after you pass through the scanner is almost never doing it for a good reason.”

While metal detectors are still capable of alerting security officials of the presence of the most obvious weapons, an adequate deterrence of a potential terrorist concealing a non-metallic weapon is all the security TSA can or need supply at airports, Harrington maintains. “One or two full-body scanners per terminal, through which the occasional passenger could be randomly directed (alongside passengers on watch-lists), would provide that adequate deterrence,” he wrote. “The vast majority of the traveling public need not pass through a full-body scanner, and need not be groped at all.”

That an agency of the federal government is wasting time, effort and considerable money on procedures and devices that don’t work might strike most Americans as hardly surprising. But the intentional groping of people’s private parts violates laws of decency that even the government recognizes.

Sometimes.

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National Press Club: The Israel Lobby – US Police Kill More Citizens Than … – Lawsuit: College Endorses Threatening Patients to Receive Vaccines – Tax Freedom Day – Deaf Muslim Healed in Jesus Name – Banks Turning Over Accounts to Police for Seizure

April 13, 2015

Lawsuit: Nursing Student Claims College Instructed them to Threaten Patients into Receiving Vaccines

Nephew of JFK: Vaccines are a “Holocaust”

Iran Says Saudis Must Stop “Criminal Acts” in Yemen

Shock Video: Police Punch, Kick Man Over 50 Times After He Surrenders

Tax Freedom Day Falls Later, Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food, Clothing, Housing

Police state America is kidnapping your pets, demanding money or killing them

Hillary Vows to Protect Americans From the 1%, While Being Funded by the 1%

Banks Turning Accounts over to Police for Seizure

 

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Police in the US Kill Citizens at Over 70 Times the Rate of Other First-World Nations

police-kill-70-times-more-usIn case you’ve been under a rock lately, it is becoming quite clear that police in the US can and will kill people, even unarmed people, even on video, and do so with impunity.

The tallying methods, or rather lack thereof, used by both the FBI and individual police departments to count the amount of people killed by police, have been shown to be staggeringly inaccurate. 

However, this inability of the government to count the number of people it kills, has been met with multiple alternative means of calculating just how deadly the state actually is.

One of these citizen run databases, is the website www.killedbypolice.com. The site is basically a spreadsheet that lists every person killed by cops in the years 2013 and 2014. In addition to naming those killed, it also provides a link to media reports for each of the killings, age, sex and race if available.

The tally for 2014? 1,100 people killed by those sworn to protect. That is an average of three people a day.

Do not mistake this as saying that those who were killed were innocent. However, when we look at violent crime in this country, we can see that it is at an all time low.

While violence among citizens has dropped, violence against citizens carried out by police has been rising sharply.

When we look at citizens killed by police over the last two years, deaths have increased 44 percent in this short time; 763 people were killing by police in 2013.

As a comparison, the total number of US troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, in 2014 was 58.

Fewer soldiers were killed in war than citizens back home in “the land of the free” in 2014, by a large margin.

So why is that?

Is this some natural tendency of police in “free societies” to kill their citizens more, in an effort to maintain this freedom? Hardly, and hardly is the US a free country.

According to the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index released in November, in the measure of personal freedom, the United States has fallen from 9th place in 2010 to 21st worldwide—behind such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Other such rankings systems show the US as low as 46.

Let’s look at our immediate neighbors to the north, Canada. The total number of citizens killed by law enforcement officers in the year 2014, was 14; that is 78 times less people than the US.

If we look at the United Kingdom, 1 person was killed by police in 2014 and 0 in 2013. English police reportedly fired guns a total of three times in all of 2013, with zero reported fatalities.

From 2010 through 2014, there were four fatal police shootings in England, which has a population of about 52 million. By contrast, Albuquerque, N.M., with a population 1 percent the size of England’s, had 26 fatal police shootings in that same time period.

China, whose population is 4 and 1/2 times the size of the United States, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement officers in 2014.

Let that sink in. Law enforcement in the US killed 92 times more people than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people. 

It doesn’t stop there.

From 2013-2014, German police killed absolutely no one. 

In the entire history of Iceland police, they have only killed 1 person ever. After exhausting all non-lethal methods to detain an armed man barricaded in his house who actually shot 2 police officers, police were forced to take the 59-year-old man’s life. The country of Iceland grieved for weeks after having to resort to violence.

So why are police in the US so much more likely to kill than all of these other first world countries?

To better understand the multi-dimensional answer to that question, we can start by looking at the prison population of the US.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-kill-citizens-70-times-rate-first-world-nations/#x1aUmJ4uVMj4UOul.99

America imprisons almost twenty five percent of all people imprisoned in the world, although containing only about 5% of the worlds population, an extremely disproportionate share of people imprisoned globally.

The U.S. houses 2.3 million inmates, while China, a country with four times the population of the U.S., is a distant second with 1.6 million prisoners.

The war on drugs coupled with the military industrial state created by the US playing police of the world, has created a deadly combination.

A constant pursuit of new weaponry by the military has paved the way for the hand-me-down cycle of military gear to police departments.

The idea was that if the U.S. wanted its police to act like drug warriors, it should equip them like warriors, which it has—to the tune of around $4.3 billion in equipment, according to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union.

What we are calling the militarization of of police has already taken place, on a large scale. We are now seeing a domestic military, pretending to be a police force.

The time for peaceful resistance is now and more and more people are beginning to understand this.

Even retired police chiefs of large cities are watching from the sidelines with anxiety as they see their once, only slightly corrupt cities, turn into occupied militarized zones, ready to pounce on the first instance of civil opposition.

The most recent of former police chiefs coming to terms with the horrid consequences of their actions is Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police. Stamper was recently on the Colbert Report and Stephen Colbert asked him what happened during the infamous Seattle WTO protests in 1999 under his leadership. “Well we gassed non-threatening, non-violent protesters,” replied the former Chief of police for Seattle Washington.

Of course while Norm Stamper was a cop, he didn’t realize that his actions, no matter how “justified” by the state, would be contributing to a hellish future police state. Stamper, like myself a 4 year veteran of the USMC, and most of those who serve, or have served the state in some way, are unable to think outside of the paradigm while simultaneously supporting it.

“Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service.” -Two time medal of honor recipient General Smedley Butler, USMC

Because Stamper is out of the paradigm, he can see clearer now. According to his website, he wants to:

End the Drug War… Drive Bigotry and Brutality Out of the Criminal Justice System… Honor the Constitution… Build Respect for Cops…

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/ukyqb3/police-militarization-in-america—norm-stamper

 

So far, Stamper has been quite outspoken against the police state of which he was once complicit in creating. In order to affect change more people like Stamper need to come out. If half of the officers that contacted the Free Thought Project spoke publicly about their concerns, we’d be in a much better place.

Unfortunately when officers do speak out against their own department they are met with horrid backlash from their peers.

The Free Thought Project is contacted regularly by police officers who know the system they uphold is completely corrupt, but they find it nearly impossible to call out the corruption.

Most recently an officer in Texas contacted us, who wanted to help prevent brutality and corruption. When we told him that speaking out and refusing to enforce immoral laws is how to change things, he replied by stating that he does refuse to arrest people for marijuana possession, but that he “fear(s) the repercussions by speaking out, simply because I do need a paycheck.”

When police fear the police, it is high time for change.

The overwhelming majority of police brutality cases stem from the war on drugs. When so many people are tasked with finding and prosecuting those in possession of a substance deemed illegal, the interactions become more frequent and less cordial. If we end that, we get the state out of the private lives of most individuals. This will only serve to lessen the scope of police harassment, in turn lessening the instance of brutality and killings.

The Free Thought Project is currently planning a world wide day of peaceful resistance to #End the Drug War.

We are also starting a Go Fund Me campaign to help support whistleblower police officers. With enough ‘good cops’ coming out against corruption in their departments, this would help to speed up the awakening process for Americans who still support the police state.

We’ve seen the change that one or two good cops can effect, imagine 100.

The time for peaceful action is now.

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Vaccine Roulette

April 6, 2015
By John K Rooney
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Several years ago, while talking with a local reporter, I brought up the subject of vaccine side effects.   He then began to explain that he had a perfectly normal granddaughter who, shortly following her MMR shot, became autistic.  He added that she was still autistic years later.  I have a friend who is a war veteran who started to suffer from terrible headaches, and still suffers, as a result of an Army vaccination.  These are not the only examples I’ve come across.  Start asking around and I think you’ll be surprised.
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In the 1980’s autism was rare, affecting about 1 in 2,500 children.  According to a CDC report dated March 2014, the rate of autism spectrum disorder in the US is now 1 in 68, 30% higher than its estimate back in 2012!  In South Korea, it is 1 in 38 children (Yale News  5-9-2011).  While astonishing, this is accompanied by an epidemic of asthma, diabetes, speech delay, ADHD, seizures, food allergies, and neuro-developmental disorders.  A February 23, 2011 article from the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that over 15% of children have developmental disabilities.  That is 1 out of 6.6 who are disabled to varying degrees.  Furthermore, 43% of our kids are affected by a chronic health condition. Think of the enormity of the suffering, heartache and burdening costs for devastated families.
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As to the aged, a study by noted immunologist Hugh Fudenburg, MD stated the following, “If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970-1980 his/her chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease is 10 times greater than if they had 1, 2 or no shots.”  Fudenburg claimed this was due to the buildup of mercury and aluminum found in flu shots.
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Despite clear evidence of cause and effect, multitudes of vaccine reactions, even deaths are commonly brushed off by medical professionals as coincidences or as sudden infant death syndrome.  We sheepishly submit to what is increasingly resembling junk science, like tobacco science and global warming.  Experts tell us autism is a genetic disorder and that gene mutations are to blame, but if this were so, if would happen very slowly.  What has rapidly increased, however, with the skyrocketing explosion of autism has been the 4-fold increase in vaccinations since the mid-1970s.  Underscoring this correlation, the “under-vaccinated” Amish are seeing much lower numbers of autism cases, about 1 out of 271 (Left Brain/Right Brain article in June 2011), making a non-Amish child 4 times more likely to be stricken by an autistic disorder.
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Due to a law passed in 1986 (NCVIA) which protects vaccine makers from lawsuits, political behemoth Big Pharma can offer these dubious products without liability risks.  This bad law removes an important incentive to produce safe shots, creating moral hazard.  A US “vaccine court,” with no jury, backs these companies with your tax dollars by granting compensation to roughly 1 out of 5 injury claimants who are deprived of real due process.
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Common sense tells us that injections with deadly neuro-toxins like mercury (thimerosal) and aluminum should be avoided like the plague.  Adding to that, the MSG, squalene, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, animal DNA, latex, possible cancer viruses, scores of antigens, etc. received in the body all work to over-excite the immune system, creating a myriad of auto-immune disorders.
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They are touted as miracle cures, yet charts show mortality rates for infectious diseases had already plummeted during the 20th Century, well before the introduction of most common vaccines.  Better nutrition and hygiene have been good medicines.
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Globalist and population reduction junkie Bill Gates (to whom I say you first) had this to say at a TED conference back in Feb. 2010 regarding lowering the population.  “If we do a really great job on new vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services we could lower that by perhaps 10-15%.”  But wait!  I thought vaccines were supposed to increase lifespans?  Please watch: Silent Epidemic: The Untold Story of Vaccines on You Tube.  Do something.
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Silent Epidemic: The Untold Story of Vaccines – Go Pro on Tanks: Syrian War – Will the Eurozone Survive? – TTP Power Grab – Net Neutrality and Internet Taxes – John Bevere: How to Respond from Mistreatment

April 3, 2015

Houthis Rebels Take Presidential Palace in Yemen

Russia Did Not Threaten West With Nukes to Protect Crimea – Kremlin

TPP Power Grab: World Bank, Goldman Sachs, CFR

What Would Happen If Martial Law Was Declared In America?

Net Neutrality Lays Groundwork for Internet Taxes

John Hopkins lawsuit: Almost 800 sue after victims were unknowingly infected with syphilis in US experiment

SSRI Drugs Linked to Germanwings Kamikaze Crash?

NSA and Facebook Work Together

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Will the Eurozone Survive?

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The Eurozone is not economically or politically tenable in the long run — unless European nations are willing to cede much more sovereignty and truly become a “United States of Europe” — says Andrew Bosomworth, managing director of the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the world’s largest bond fund. “The lesson from history is that the status quo we have now is not a tenable structure,” Bosomworth said in a recent article in London-based The Telegraph. “There’s no historical precedent that this sort of structure, which is centralised monetary policy, decentralised fiscal policy, can last over multiple decades.”

Regarding Europe’s long-term future, Bosomworth left no doubt what needed to take place for the Eurozone to survive:

Will we get the United States of Europe? It’s not impossible, but Europe could also spend many decades in a hybrid form of a political and fiscal federation. While there might not be one government, one passport and one army, we could be moving closer towards that — but not yet.

This is what is truly at stake as the political and economic chaos in Europe rolls on and on, pitting nationalists (often portrayed as fanatical “right-wingers”) against an internationalist European Establishment bent on solidifying and strengthening the more than 20-year-old European Union. It is easy to be distracted by the drama of spectacular economic swings in Spain and rioting in Greece; the issue is not whether Greece should restore the drachma, or whether Catalonia should secede from Spain, but whether Spain, Greece, or any other European country will exist in any meaningful way a generation or two from now.

As for historical precedent, Bosomworth claimed correctly that there’s no historical precedent for a centralized monetary policy coupled with a decentralized fiscal policy — i.e., a single fiat currency issued by a single central bank (the ECB) coupled with separate budgets and tax structures in each member country.

But what of the long-term viability of international trade agreements in general? In 1356, under the leadership of the Baltic Sea trading town Lübeck, an international trading association that came to be known as the Hanseatic League was created. Born of the belief that barriers to free trade among the prosperous merchant cities along Europe’s northern coast, from Russia and Finland to England, ought to be lowered, the Hanseatic League was a signal success, ultimately drawing in trading centers as remote from one another in language, culture, and geography as London, Novgorod, and Riga. Many cities associated with the League (like London and Novgorod) were not actually members of the loose political federation that it entailed, but instead allowed Hansa traders to set up “Kontors” (or what we might now call “free trade zones”) that competed with local merchants. Other cities chose to join the political confederation for which an annual Diet (the Hansetag) was convened in Lübeck itself. However, decisions of the Hansetag were not held to be binding on member states, and each of the more than 100 cities that were involved with the League chose whether to be involved with the League’s political activities and to what degree.

The Hanseatic League became an important engine of trade and economic growth across northern Europe, facilitating the exchange of such important goods as furs, timber, wheat, fabrics (especially English wools), and ore. At the height of its power, the League even waged a war against Denmark (the Danish-Hanseatic War of 1426-1435) and maintained a vigorous campaign against piracy. More to the point, the League lasted almost four hundred years before finally succumbing to rival commercial and military powers. Even today, however, a few former Hansa cities still claim membership in the League.

While the majority of Hanseatic cities were German-speaking, the League included English, Russian, Estonian, Latvian, and other languages. The desire for freer trade ultimately trumped national and linguistic differences, and allowed the League to prosper for centuries. Never was there any suggestion that the League become a single political entity; participation in the League’s political deliberations was entirely voluntary, and many member cities owed their only political allegiance to the Holy Roman Empire.

What is different about the modern Eurozone and the European Union that has tended to impoverish, rather than enrich, most of its member states, and to encourage, rather than diminish, political instability? As Bosomworth and many others have observed, the Eurozone, after a few years of growth following its heady debut in 1999, has been chronically unstable, giving every indication of disintegrating in the fairly near-term.

The difference is that the Hanseatic League, which was created before modern fiat money had been invented in Europe, needed no central bank, single currency, or “monetary policy,” because its transactions were all reckoned according to commodity-based currencies (gold and silver). Absent the need for “monetary policy” (i.e., creative currency manipulation) endemic to modern fiat monetary systems, the Hanseatic League had no incentive to seek political consolidation (or, as modern internationalists coyly style it, “integration”).

As a broader principle, it is modern fiat money that has driven much of the expansion of government on the national as well as the international level, because the chronic inflation that it produces fuels the boom and bust cycles that trigger panics, recessions, depressions, and currency crises — and these, in turn, always engender calls for more and more government to “fix” the problem.

In a word, true international trade associations can be stable, long-lasting, and economically beneficial, if embarked upon in the context of commodity-based currency; otherwise, they are inherently destabilizing and must lead, in the long run, either to disintegration or to more and more political integration.

Nor should we console ourselves that disintegration is inevitable in Europe. Although Europeans are divided along lines of language, culture, and religion, countries more diverse than the European Union have managed to survive through decades of instability and chronic economic malaise, as the modern state of India exemplifies. Despite having almost five times the population of Europe, speaking hundreds of languages, and harboring significant populations of six of the world’s major religions, India has survived as a single polity for more than 60 years. Although it experiences poverty on a scale that dwarfs all other nations, strong regionalist sentiment, and irreconcilable, bitter grievances between India’s two dominant religious groups (Hindus and Muslims), India has become a formidable regional military power with a substantial nuclear arsenal and has actually added significant territory since its founding, such as Hyderabad, Goa, and Sikkim. The reason for its survival is that India has always been ruled by a tiny clique of English-speaking, Western-educated elites dedicated to the internationalist vision and willing to do whatever is necessary to hold India together.

In similar fashion, the aristocratic architects of modern Europe have no intention of relinquishing their grip on Europe’s future, or on surrendering the progress they have made toward political union.

At root, then, the ongoing saga of the Eurozone is a contest between economic and political forces. Left entirely to its own devices, the Eurozone (and, indeed, the entire European Union, as well as the bogus currency upon which it is based) would meet a swift demise thanks to the unforgiving laws of economics. Only financial and political jiggery-pokery can keep the Eurozone intact, and only by continuously consolidating and strengthening the political power of the EU at the expense of the sovereignty of its members.

How this contest will play out in the long run will depend on the European people and their willingness to continue to bear the chains of internationalist servitude.

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US Policies Purged Christians from the Middle East – Civil Forfeiture Laws Legalize Government Theft – FBI Manipulated Crime Stats – Ed Yardeni: Markets are all Rigged – Generals March to a Neocon Tune

March 26, 2015

 

Expert: FBI Manipulated Crime Stats to Show Increase in Mass Shootings

N.J. First State to Ban Police Militarization Without Local OK

Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or More

CNN fakes location report after Brian Williams discussion

10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The Last Economic Crisis

Common Core Rebellion to “Opt Out” of Tests Spreads Nationwide

Feds Preparing to Invade Texas

Why We Can’t Kill a Useless Government Agency

Ed Yardeni: The markets are all rigged

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Civil Forfeiture Laws Legalize Government Theft

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The Best Place To Live In The United States? Here Are 9 Maps To Consider

     

United States Fun Map - Public DomainIf you could live anywhere in America during the tumultuous years ahead, where would it be?  This is a topic that is hotly debated, and the truth is that there is not a single right answer.  If you have a very strong family support system where you are, it might not be right to try to move 2000 miles away and start a new life from scratch.  And for many Americans, moving is out of the question in the short-term because they are completely and totally dependent on employment in their local areas.  But in recent years we have seen an increasing number of Americans strategically relocate to another region of the country.  They can see our society breaking down and they can see the storm clouds on the horizon and they want to do what they can to prepare themselves and their families for what is ahead.  So is there a “best place to live” in the United States?  Are there some areas that are preferable to others?  The following are 9 maps to consider…

#1 Population Density

When the U.S. economy crashes and civil unrest starts erupting in our cities, ideally you will want to be living in an area with low population density.  In other words, the fewer people around the better.  The map below represents population density with a series of yellow dots.  As you can see, the west coast and the eastern half of the nation are generally very crowded.  So if you are looking for an area with lots of “breathing room”, the area between the Mississippi River and the west coast is a good place to look.

Population Density - Moonshadow Mobile

#2 Average Precipitation

Unfortunately, the western half of the nation is also generally very dry.  So if you are planning to grow your own food during a time of economic and social turmoil, that is something to keep in mind.  There are a few areas between the Mississippi River and the west coast that do get plenty of rainfall (northern Idaho for example), but those areas are few and far between.

Average Precipitation United States - Public Domain

#3 Drought

The latest national map from the U.S. Drought Monitor is the next map that I have shared.  The multi-year drought in the state of California is already the worst drought in the recorded history of the state, and many scientists believe that it could stretch on for many more years.  But it isn’t just California that has been suffering.  There are other areas in the Southwest that are starting to resemble the Dust Bowl days as well.  So obviously these areas are not ideal if you plan to be self-sufficient and grow much of your own food during a time of great crisis.

March 17 2015 US Drought Monitor

#4 Average Snowfall

If you don’t like cold and snow, you will want to avoid the colored areas on this next map.  And if you do plan to live in an area that gets plenty of cold and snow, you will want to have a solid plan for heating your home if the electrical grid goes down and is not available for an extended period of time.

Average Annual Snowfall

#5 Average Homicides

In the years ahead, crime in the United States is likely to rise dramatically.  If you are looking for somewhere safe, the areas that have relatively low crime rates right now will probably be better than areas that have relatively high crime rates right now.  In general, rates of violent crime are higher in our major cities and in the Southeast.

Homicides Per 100,000 Population - Photo by Delphi234

#6 Taxes

For a lot of people, tax rates are extremely important when choosing a place to live.  This next map shows the states where the state income tax rate is zero.  But please keep in mind that there are other reasons why some of these states may be undesirable during an emergency situation.

No Income Tax - Photo by Lokal_Profil

#7 Nuclear Power Plants

We have all seen what a single nuclear power plant disaster can do in Japan.  Well, in a future disaster scenario, we could potentially be facing multiple “Fukushimas” all at once here in the United States.  The map below shows where nuclear reactors are located throughout America.  You might want to think twice before moving in right next door to one.

Nuclear Power Plants - Public Domain

#8 Tornadoes

A single giant tornado can absolutely shred the best laid plans of any family.  There are some that feel completely and totally comfortable living right in the heart of “Tornado Alley”, and there are others that very much would like to avoid any area that is at high risk for tornadoes.  As you can see from the map below, the highest risk areas are generally in the Southeast part of the nation.

Tornado Watches Per Year - Public Domain

Of course tornadoes are far from the only natural disaster to consider when choosing a place to live.  For much more on all of this, check out these articles…

-“The New Madrid Earthquake That Will Divide The United States In Half

-“East Coast Tsunami: If It Happens, MILLIONS Of Americans Could Die

-“Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California

-“Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert: The Most Dangerous Volcano In America Is Roaring To Life

#9 Politics

For many Americans, moving to a politically-compatible area of the country is extremely important.  The map below uses red and blue to represent the average margin of victory in recent presidential elections.  The states that are very red voted very heavily for Republican candidates.  The states that are very blue voted very heavily for Democratic candidates.  The states that are purple were in the middle.  But it is important to remember that there are areas within each state that tend to be more conservative or liberal than the state overall.

Presidential Victory Margins - Photo by Ninjatacoshell

I noted more thoughts for each individual state in my previous article entitled “What Is The Best Place To Live In America? Pros And Cons For All 50 States“.  But wherever you go, the truth is that no place is going to be perfect.  The following is how Joel Skousen, the author of “Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places“, put it in one of his recent articles

The more rural you are, the higher the cost of building, maintaining equipment and commuting to civilization—and, the higher your expenses for services including utilities, alternate energy and internet connectivity.  The more your priorities emphasize closeness to a community, the higher your risks will be during a social meltdown, and the more precise must be your preparations to bug out to a separate retreat. So, as you see, there are always compromises in life, no matter if you spend $50,000 on your property or millions, there is no perfect property that will meet all your criteria. Focus on what’s most important for you, your family and/or group.

That was very well said.

No matter what other people are doing, you have to make the choices that are right for you and your family.

So what is your perspective on all of this?

What do you think is the best place to live in the United States?

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Mainstream Media and the Manufacturing of Consent

March 20, 2015
By John K Rooney

In 1917, Congressman Oscar Calloway entered into the Congressional Record that in March of 1915, JP Morgan interests hired 12 top news agents to select the most influential newspapers in order that they might, “control generally the policy of the daily press.”  They found it was necessary to purchase the control of only 25 of the greatest papers.  “An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought … an editor was furnished for each paper,” said Calloway.  Among the interests of the purchasers was the goal to get the US into WWI.
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Since that time, all major news media and much of the entertainment industry has functioned as propaganda. Considering the many choices on cable, satellite, radio and print one would think a free press for news and ideas is flourishing through the big outlets.  This is not the case.  About 90% of all large media companies are owned by 6 giant corporations.  All these companies are members of, or have top executives who are members of the globalist organization called the Counsel on Foreign Relations (CFR).  “The invisible government … CFR aims to make the United States a socialist province of a socialist one world,” explained Dan Smoot, former member of FBI Headquarters staff in DC.
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In 1991, top globalist and CFR kingpin David Rockefeller thanked the Washington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications saying, “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years.”
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Practically every political initiative and viewpoint pushed by the mainstream media’s “experts” or government’s talking heads should be viewed with great suspicion.  In fact, I usually tend to assume the truth to be more likely the opposite from whatever spin is being served.  It is wise to be skeptical about anything broadcasted regarding Syria, Russia, Iran, Israel, Libya, legislation, terror attacks, all foreign policy matters or really, any domestic news issue.   When fresh news is released, I usually wait until more information surfaces in the alternative media on the topic before forming an opinion.  Sometimes news is just news, but more often than not, there is a hidden, sinister side to the coverage such as gun-grabbing efforts or war propaganda.  Big media are experts at manipulating our “feelings” toward a predetermined viewpoint.  Beware of the emotional card.  The mainstream media also ignore felonies of government officials such as false flags, conspiracies, war crimes or Western support of terrorism.  They besmirch those who question the motives of government.  Another common indoctrination tactic is the use of lopsided coverage promoting, for instance, fake science (global warming-evolution) or policies favoring certain nations.  How many reports have you seen on massive climate fraud that was exposed in 2009 in the UN Climate Research emails?
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Much of what we Americans believe or understand related to politics, history and even morality is inaccurate.  A great deal of what we think we know about modern history or current events, for instance, is quite different from reality.  We tend to assume our views and political inclinations are from personal analysis while actually, most originate from pre-packaged propaganda streaming from every station, TV, major newspaper and entertainment source.  It’s simple, garbage in, garbage out.  If we tune in, how can we not be deluded after thousands of hours of exposure?   Every establishment narrative should be questioned.  Everything should be re-examined.  Neither Democrats, Republicans nor Libertarians are exempt.  These media giants, in conjunction with our educational system have been promoting un-American agendas for a very long time and the country has accepted these things as benign.  Consequently, America is headed for a train wreck.  Talking points and arguments for each diabolical position are carefully crafted by working groups to bring about manufactured consent to big government schemes; schemes we would normally reject.  You Tube: Office of Special Plans.
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Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, said in a 1958 interview, the new propaganda would bypass the rational part of man and appeal to subconscious emotions and the physiological, “making him actually love his slavery.”  Do you love your slavery?  He went on to say that people would be happy under the new regime, but in a way that they ought not to be happy.  Cultural Marxist sociologists called it the “long march” to socialism, a deliberate, methodical overturning of traditions, faith in God, morals and the family structure through propaganda and collectivist-controlled education.  This wholesale gutting of values is for preparation of the all-controlling superstate.
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(See 11 minute mark) I wouldn’t buy into the overpopulation argument.
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Take notice of the talking heads on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc.  The muckety-mucks with the solutions are usually marketing Trojan Horse programs and fake solutions straight from think tanks associated with the CFR.  Jot down their names and look them up in the CFR membership list.  Even Fox News parades these internationalists day in and day out to a gullible public.  Recently, Charlie Rose (CFR) interviewed former Reagan speechwriter and CFR member Peggy Noonan after a Netanyahu speech.  The charming Noonan is much loved by Republicans, but her answers were in line with the policies of the Jewish dominated CFR in that she gave approval of Bibi’s speech, who aspires to engage America in a war with Iran.  You will also find an astounding number of CFR globalists supporting Marxist positions on network news and major print media.  What often feels like well-intentioned solutions to  nagging problems are almost always direct threats to freedom and Constitutional standards.  While not all big, media personalities are in the CFR, most fear to stray into politically incorrect areas.  Despite this, smaller, local papers still tend to provide good regional news coverage.
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We’ve observed various fabrications from news personalities like Dan Rather, Brian Williams and Anderson Cooper, but there are many other ways big news distorts stories in order to manufacture consent.  Watch Behind the Big News on You Tube for more details.  Often, news reports that are accurate may not be repeated if the content does not fit with the establishment’s version.  Thousands of these articles from major media can be located on the Internet.  Most effective truth documentaries rely on mainstream news articles and whistleblowers on the Internet who are shut out by the media.  Ignored events like the collapse of 46 story Building 7 that fell symmetrically into its own footprint on 9-11, won’t be in the 9-11 Commission report nor replayed on CBS Evening News.  Stories like these help to form the complete picture of what really happened.  Most people are confused with current events, and rightly so, because the official narratives don’t seem to fit.  To the relief of many, these “memory holed” segments of information are available on the Internet and they form a continuity that finally makes sense of the world.
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We are told we cannot trust anything on the Internet.  Obviously, that is a lie. The Internet is a gigantic library with good and bad material.  This is where the alternative media, the real free press is exploding, hence the FCC’s power-grab to control it.  Here are some caveats: stay away from kooky space aliens, Planet X and reptilian garbage on the web.  Also, what is taboo in the mainstream media often indicates the censoring of critical information that should be researched on the Web.  Be suspicious of sites that are strongly Republican or Democratic, while constantly bashing the opposing side.  They pose as alternative media, but most are propaganda outlets.  They may speak your language and tell some truth, but you will never free yourself from deceptive propaganda if you trust them.  Make a decision to treasure truth.  Value it above all else and it will come to you.  Then, study the New Testament and the Constitution.  Tri-Cities Liberty Alliance offers a Constitution course every year.
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Infowars.com and Drudge.com are helpful, but even these avoid certain sensitive areas.  That’s why there is a CUTDC.  Type a query in your search engine and start your adventure.  You will soon find yourself in company with multitudes of like-minded people.
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No-Fault Divorce: A National Catastrophe – Milton Friedman: Roots of the Welfare State FCC Internet Takeover: More Details – Vaccine Nation – Kent Hovind Trial Verdict Ron Paul: Iran fighting ISIS – CFR Advocates Support for al-Qaeda

March 17, 2015

 Already 45 Beheadings in 2015 – Saudi Arabia on Pace to Easily Beat 2014’s Decapitation Level

Milton Friedman – Roots Of The Welfare State

FCC to Seize Entire Internet, Cable Spectrum Under 400-Page “Rules”

How To Cut America’s Divorce Rate in Half

Kent Hovind discussion after trial verdict

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services

Iraqi govt urged to probe killing of 22 soldiers, US-led airstrikes blamed

American Millennials Score Poorly Against Other Nations in Skills Assessment

Lindsey Graham Meets With Terrorist, Threatens to Overthrow U.S. Government

CFR: Support Al Qaeda to Defeat ISIS

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No-Fault Divorce: A National Catastrophe

  • S. Michael Craven Center for Christ & Culture
  • 2006 21 Jul

No-Fault Divorce: A National Catastrophe

This past week I had the privilege of sitting in for Kerby Anderson on Point of View, the nationally syndicated radio program founded by the late Marlin Maddoux.

To be honest, “sitting in” may be an overstatement as I fall far short of Kerby’s ability and intellect when it comes to addressing today’s most pressing issues, especially in the context of a live radio broadcast. Kerby along with co-host Carmen Pate do an exceptional job of raising the level of discourse on the major topics of our day. I strongly recommend this program to anyone who wants to understand relevant cultural and political issues from a learned biblical life and worldview.

While I always enjoy being on Point of View the subject of this program was of particular interest to me and I learned some things that I really did not realize about No-fault divorce.

I along with many others have long argued that the adoption of No-fault divorce, beginning in 1969, has served to increase family dissolution rates and undermine the institution of marriage itself, perhaps more so than any other single factor in history.

Constitutional and family law attorney, J. Shelby Sharpe who was a guest on last week’s program said, “No-fault is national catastrophe. Anything which overturns the order or systems of things whereby families are destroyed and the whole of society adversely affected is by definition a catastrophe.”

It may surprise you to learn that the efforts to advance No-fault divorce legislation were underwritten, in large part, by Hugh Hefner through the Playboy Foundation, which financed an “army of young lawyers” working to eliminate the legal protections previously afforded women and children. Alfred Kinsey also played an instrumental role in reducing these legal protections by falsely reporting that adultery was commonplace in most marriages. This reduced the stigma associated with adultery and ultimately served as the basis for eliminating all laws against adultery. Hefner and Kinsey both saw marriage as the final barrier to sexual freedom and thus determined to remove its inhibiting influence upon unrestrained sexual liberty.

Prior to No-fault divorce, the party seeking divorce was required by law to demonstrate guilt or cause on the part of the other party prior to dissolving the marriage, dividing the family’s assets and destroying the two-parent structure essential for children. These measures provided strong legal protections primarily to women and children who might otherwise find themselves abandoned by husbands and fathers who simply no longer wanted to satisfy their familial responsibilities. (You might think me overly hard on men and unfairly sympathetic to women. Granted both men and women can be guilty of abandoning marriages, however, statistically speaking women and children are most often the victims.) In the cases of adultery the offending spouse risked losing everything. Today under No-fault divorce law adultery is not even considered relevant and therefore bears no relationship in the Court’s decision.

Additionally, under the previous Fault system the state was limited in its actions and intrusion into the private affairs of family except in those cases where one of the parties committed a legally recognized offense against the other. In the wake of No-fault divorce the state has been given unprecedented access into and unconstitutional authority over what was previously sacrosanct: the family. Common law tradition in this country has historically treated the family as a preserve of privacy that was largely off-limits to the government. It was as Supreme Court Justice Byron White (1962-1993) called the “realm of family life which the state cannot enter.”

This is what was most surprising to me; the constitutionality or lack thereof related to No-fault divorce. A retired Circuit Court judge writes, “To the characterization of No-fault divorce laws as both ungodly and inhumane I would add unconstitutional as well.” Attorney Sharpe was confident that if a case involving No-fault divorce was ever brought before the U.S. Supreme Court it would no doubt be ruled unconstitutional and No-fault divorce abolished.

One of the principal protections afforded in the U.S. Constitution is the right to Due Process. Due Process encompasses the rules and principles for our legal system for the enforcement and protection of private rights. It gives the right to be heard regarding issues of life, liberty, or property. This means that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, property or of any right granted him by statute, unless the matter involved is first adjudicated or ruled against him at trial.

No-fault divorce completely usurps the defendant’s right to Due Process. In the case of my other guest, Judith Brumbaugh, her husband of twenty years had an adulterous affair, formed a relationship with the other woman and decided that he no longer wanted to be married. Under the No-fault procedure he was able to file for divorce claiming that their marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Judith contested this claim hoping to preserve her marriage however the No-fault procedure ultimately gave her husband and the Court the right to deny her Due Process. She was in essence charged with a crime, found guilty and sentenced without ever being heard. The marriage contract was unilaterally dissolved.

Judith lost her home, her children and her husband; she was left nearly destitute from legal expenses and utterly without recourse – an act which is legally impossible related to every other contractual obligation in this country. And yet in the most important contractual obligation in society the plaintiff, under No-fault divorce, is able to break his or her contractual obligation without the right of Due Process being given to the other party in the contract. The defendant’s life can be ruined, their liberty restrained in countless ways and their property taken away by the Courts.

This is a travesty of justice that affects more than a million families each and every year with an annual related cost to taxpayers of more than $48 billion. This, of course, doesn’t even begin to consider the secondary societal effects of family dissolution, so easily achieved, upon crime rates, welfare rolls, as well as the emotional and psychological effects upon the children of divorce. No-fault divorce has created an easy divorce culture which according to Maggie Gallagher “demotes marriage from a binding relation into something best described as cohabitation with insurance benefits.”

No-fault divorce is both a social and legal atrocity that needs to be abolished for the sake of families and children that have, for too long, been subjected to the tyrannical actions of family courts and has encouraged, through law, radical selfishness on the part of narcissistic spouses and parents.

This article originally posted in July 2006. Copyright S. Michael Craven 2006

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