The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the CAFR, reports the the scope and size of government investment wealth, which is, despite what you're told, immense.
In America, there are over 230,000 individual government corporations (230,000 investing in corporations) and each of these must file a CAFR. This source document, the CAFR, is a requirement of law for every government corporation. This investment wealth is NOT reported to the people. In other words, it is not reported on the Budget report which is the dumbed-down version of the CAFR--the same report with a lot less information. The government utilizes creative accounting: How do we turn an asset into a liability? It's a presentation through creative accounting to show there is no money when in fact, billions of dollars exist in that local government.
So what exactly is the CAFR, aside from the fact it's a giant investment scheme to extract the wealth of the nation?
It's a set of U.S. government financial statements comprising the financial report of a state, municipal or other government entity that compiles the accounting requirements promulgated by what is called the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), which is a private nongovernmental association. They provide the standards for the content that’s in that report called the CAFR. Every CAFR is audited by an external accounting firm of certified public accountants (CPA).
You see, by law, corporations must earn profits for their shareholders of which government is the main shareholder. It’s a HUGE conflict of interest, because, by law, governments must act on behalf of corporate profit, NOT, we the people.
For example, according to the Military CAFR, they have over a trillion dollars in the military pension funds. That’s larger than the amount of cash circulating (M1) in the U.S., yet, what is government doing? They're slashing the military benefits of American military families, including pensions .
CAFR School with Clint Richardson:
CAFR School One
CAFR School Two
CAFR School Three
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the CAFR, reports the the scope and size of government investment wealth, which is, despite what you're told, immense.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Anymore, it's always the same: peaceful "democratic" protests, in country after country, against supposedly undemocratic and unresponsive governments that are--wait for it--democratically elected by the people, which eventually turn violent. But are these events really orchestrated silent coups--or attempted coups-- disguised as domestic current events? Ted Snider of Anti-War.com seems to think so.
There is no doubt that the American government has been providing arms, money and logistical support to Al Qaeda in Syria, Libya, Mali, Bosnia, etc.– and related Muslim terrorists in Chechnya, Iran, and many other countries. That's right. We're funding extremest elements within the broader population of targeted nations in order to destabilize targeted nations, ultimately leading, not to a democratic leader in power, but, instead, radicals in power who most definitely do not support a democratic government In other words, the genuine protestors, of which there are many, are merely pawns in a chess game played by much more powerful interests and geopolitical forces.
But as the American media continues to mischaracterize the ongoing protests and downplay "the radical ultra-nationalist character of some protesters" not to mention the western leaders (U.S. and EU) continued support of these anti-government protesters--thus, rationalizing what they're doing--we the taxpayers remain blinded to the silent coups that are taking place right under our noses.
A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup
“I mean that. I mean that Moscow—look at it through Moscow’s eyes. Since the Clinton administration in the 1990s, the U.S.-led West has been on a steady march toward post-Soviet Russia, began with the expansion of NATO in the 1990s under Clinton. Bush then further expanded NATO all the way to Russia’s borders. Then came the funding of what are euphemistically called NGOs, but they are political action groups, funded by the West, operating inside Russia. Then came the decision to build missile defense installations along Russia’s borders, allegedly against Iran, a country which has neither nuclear weapons nor any missiles to deliver them with. Then comes American military outpost in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, which led to the war of 2008, and now the West is at the gates of Ukraine. So, that’s the picture as Moscow sees it. And it’s rational. It’s reasonable. It’s hard to deny.
But as for the immediate crisis, let’s ask ourselves this: Who precipitated this crisis? The American media says it was Putin and the very bad, though democratically elected, president of Ukraine, Yanukovych. But it was the European Union, backed by Washington, that said in November to the democratically elected president of a profoundly divided country, Ukraine, "You must choose between Europe and Russia." That was an ultimatum to Yanukovych. Remember—wasn’t reported here—at that moment, what did the much-despised Putin say? He said, "Why? Why does Ukraine have to choose? We are prepared to help Ukraine avoid economic collapse, along with you, the West. Let’s make it a tripartite package to Ukraine." And it was rejected in Washington and in Brussels. That precipitated the protests in the streets.
And since then, the dynamic that any of us who have ever witnessed these kinds of struggles in the streets unfolded, as extremists have taken control of the movement from the so-called moderate Ukrainian leaders. I mean, the moderate Ukrainian leaders, with whom the Western foreign ministers are traveling to Kiev to talk, they’ve lost control of the situation. By the way, people ask—excuse me—is it a revolution? Is it a revolution? A much abused word, but one sign of a revolution is the first victims of revolution are the moderates. And then it becomes a struggle between the extreme forces on either side. And that’s what we’re witnessing. -- Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University.
A 1967 interview with Miles Copeland Jr., a famed CIA Agent who helped the Agency stage a coup in Syria in 1949, which could easily apply today
The UN Says the Ukrainian People Must Decide their Fate, NATO Wants Something Else
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Trillion Dollar Fraud Investigation and High Profile Financial Services Executives Dropping Like Flies.
In addition to the OPEC covering Wall Street Journal reporter, David Bird, who went missing on January 10, 2014, within two weeks, at least seven high profile financial executives have died under mysterious circumstances.
On January 26, 2014, Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, died The circumstances surrounding his death are undisclosed.
That same day, William Broeksmit, a former senior manager at Deutsche Bank--under investigation for potentially rigging the Foreign Exchange markets-- with close ties to co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain, was found hanging in his home, from an apparent suicide.
The next day, January 27, 2014, 51-year old Karl Slym, handpicked by Ratan Tata to revive the fortunes of Tata Motors in India, died in Bangkok on Sunday in a freak accident at the hotel where he was staying. Police said he may have committed suicide.
The next day, January 28, 2014, Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old senior manager at JP Morgan’s European headquarters, jumped 500ft from the top of the bank’s headquarters in central London on January 27, landing on an adjacent 9 story roof.
The next day, January 29, 2014, Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, fell down a 50 foot embankment in what police described as a suicide.
“Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.Then, on February 3, 2014, 37-year old, JP Morgan Global Equities Trading Executive, Ryan Henry Crane, was found dead. Crane, who oversaw the trade platforms had close working ties to the aforementioned deceased Gabriel Magee of JP Morgan's London office. The cause of death will be determined when a toxicology report is completed in about six weeks.
He may have jumped over a 4-foot (1.2-meter) fence before falling down a 40- to 50-foot embankment, Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer said yesterday. He said the death appeared to be a suicide.
Soon after, on February 7, 2014, Richard Talley, 57, founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead after apparently shooting himself seven or eight times in the head and chest with a nail gun. Suicide? Really? That ranks up there with strangling oneself as Veritas Capital Founder Robert B. McKeon --who later purchased DynCorp, the private military contractor with a history of child trafficking--apparently accomplished.
So what's going on, here? Were these men killed because they knew too much? Did they flip during prosecution investigation? Thus, assassinated to prevent insider testimony concerning the colossal multi-trillion dollar fraud in the global financial casino ? Or did they all just decide to kill themselves after reading the writing on the wall?
Thursday, February 06, 2014
In the documentary below, former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. At the very beginning he states, "If the state's going to kill people, you want to do it as humanely as possible, I think most people agree on that." I'm not so sure. From my very limited perspective, I think the man who invented the lethal injection protocol, Dr. Jay Chapman's response, "My basic attitude is so they suffer a little pain, who cares?" might just be the attitude shared by most.
Of course, as I've stated repeatedly, I do not believe in the death penalty under any circumstances, but if the state insists upon executing people, the least they could do is spare the doomed individual as much pain as possible. As I have also stated many times before, I think the lethal injection protocol is, as they say in the film "torture disguised as a medical procedure." And that's whether they carry it with two or three drugs. I mean, just imagine not getting enough of the drug that is supposed to cause unconsciousness, before getting the paralyzing drug (most likely used for aesthetic reasons) that renders you unable to signal your distress, followed by a heart-stopping drug, which "feels like a fire traveling through the vein to the heart.” The chance of this occurring is extremely high because it is administered by ill-trained staff. After all, doctors and nurses are supposedly bound by the "Hippocratic Oath" or take a pledge to do no harm.
It's not just a lack of expertise that contribute to the controversy over lethal injection; it's the second drug in the cocktail: pancuronium bromide, the paralyzing agent Carol Weihrer, who has testified in 15 court cases against lethal injection, knows all too well the pain this drug can cause. During a routine eye operation, in which she was given anesthesia and then pancuronium bromide, the anesthesia failed to work, leaving her fully aware of the excruciating pain as the pancuronium bromide coursed through her veins, but unable to tell anyone or move. She said if felt like "ignited jet fuel going through your body feeling like you're absolutely on fire." Carol believes that most executed inmates go through the same experience as she did. She states that the anesthetic used in the lethal injection protocol is "short-acting, five minute version" and that that lethal injection "takes between 10-12 minutes on a good day." In other words, the inmate is put out for a couple of minutes, and then conscious, thus feels the pancuronium bromide painfully charge through their veins without being able to alert anyone and dies from suffocation before their heart is stopped.
Monday, February 03, 2014
“Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."--Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President. 18 Dec. 1840
|CCA houses over 80,000 inmates in |
more than 60 facilities across the US.
The only people experiencing consequences from this "war" are the poor, not the ones who profit/benefit most from the drug trade: the banksters who launder the money and profit immensely!
Then President Reagan’s Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 fueled the prison boom, bringing in a lot more profit because it allowed privately owned corporations to build and operate prisons. Today, it's a $50 billion industry, with prison quotas that push lawmakers to fill 90% of the beds! Not only that, the criminalization of Americans is profitable to these corporations because they equip them with essentially free labor...slave labor.
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group [previously Wackenhut], the two largest private prison companies in this country, push for criminal justice legislation, including mandatory minimum sentences such as California’s three-strikes law “that increase the number of inmates who enter and stay in prison.” ITPI reported that CCA and GEO Group have also contributed to legislation like "Arizona Senate Bill 1070, requiring law enforcement to arrest anyone who cannot prove they entered the country legally when asked.”
Tulia Texas is a prime example. Undercover narcotics officer, Tom Coleman arrested 46 people - nearly all of them black - on charges of being cocaine dealers, sending many of them to prison for a total of 750 years. as part of a $500 million effort to fight the war on drugs in rural America
As the following documentary points out, one of the main achievments of the "War on Drugs" is "profiting from the felonization of sick people.
Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program
The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor
School to Prison Pipeline
Ill-Gotten Gains, The Rockefeller War on Drugs
Thursday, January 30, 2014
|The God of Useful Pandemics: oil on linen, carved |
wood, 23k gold leaf, dried blood, gunpowder, pigment
Moreover, they view overpopulation as the underlying reason for all of our problems from so-called "global warming" to poverty to war, etc., despite the fact that the entire global population could fit--albeit not very comfortably (1,000 square feet per person)-- into the state of Texas.
That's according to Dr. Dave's calculations:
"Using the square milage you gave for Texas: 1 square mile = 5280 x 5280 square feet = 27,878,400 square feet. So 268,581 square miles = 7,487,608,550,400. For simplicity say 7.5 x 10^12. That divided by 7 x 10^9 is indeed over 1000 square feet per person. So if we made one giant one-story compound over Texas, land, water, and all, we would each get a 1,000 square foot unit."The initial calculation was done by Thomas Sowell in 1984, when the world's population was 4.4 billion.
“In 1984, it was proven by the economist Thomas Sowell that the entire world population (4.4 billion at the time) could live comfortably in the state of Texas. He wrote “Every human being on the face of the Earth could be housed in the state of Texas in one-story, single-family homes, each with a front and a back yard. A family of four would thus have 6,800 square feet- about the size of the typical middle-class American home with front and backyards.”(Carter 99) According to more recent research on the topic, all of the world’s 1997 population (5.84 billion) could fit on the small Island of Bali in Indonesia.(Stiefel 98)Granted, squeezing the world masses into Texas is not the ideal situation, however, it does prove a point, that overpopulation is not a problem and most of the globalists know this is true, but they don't like us, so this is what they have to say :
“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now” --UK Television Presenter Sir David Attenborough
“In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it." - Jacques Cousteau,
“the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion." - Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind
“I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth Today" [and] "We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox." [and]“ "My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world." [and]“All of our problems are the result of overbreeding among the working class”"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Margaret Sanger
“The Aids epidemic, rather than being a scourge, is a welcome development in the inevitable reduction of human population... If [it] didn’t exist, radical environmentalists would have to invent [it]."- Dave Foreman, Sierra Club, co founder of Earth First!
“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock." - Margaret Sanger
“Eugenics is... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems." - Margaret Sanger
“We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population." - Margaret Sanger
“MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE" anonymously commissioned Georgia Guidestones
“Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind" - Theodore Roosevelt
“If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."- Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund
“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal" - Ted Turner, founder of CNN, a billion dollar UN donor
Turner’s wealthier pals were/are on board, too. Warren Buffett discussed plans for a foundation to distribute his money to world peace and population control, while billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros have funded eugenics population control projects for decades.
“Out of the full spectrum of the human personality, one-fourth is elected to transcend and one-fourth are destructive, defective seeds. In the past they were permitted to die a natural death. Now, as we approach the quantum shift from the creature-human to the co-creative human – the human who is an inheritor of god-like powers – the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body. Fortunately, you are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects – we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death. We come to bring death to those who are unable to know God… The riders of the pale horse are about to pass among you. Grim reapers, they will separate the wheat from the chaff. This is the most painful period in the history of humanity“- Task Force Delta psychologist Barbara Marx Hubbard, supported by Rockefeller Fund (nominated for Vice-President at the 1984 Democrat National Convention)
“And advanced forms of biological warfare that can "target" specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."- The Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, p. 60, Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz
“Many ecologists (myself included) would just as soon see huge areas of land kept off limits to human activities of any kind."- Noss, R. 1995. Maintaining Ecological Integrity in Representative Reserve Networks. World Wildlife Fund Canada Discussion Paper. p. 12.
“Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history."- David Rockefeller Banker, Honorary director of Council on Foreign Relations, honorary chairman of Bilderberg Group & founder of Trilateral Commission. Member of Bohemian Club
“Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally."- Francis Galton, first cousin and associate of Charles Darwin, circa 1883
“the most important, significant... genuine branch of sociology which exists, namely eugenics."- John Maynard Keynes. Eugenics Review. 1946
“Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine." and "[Disease] will control the scourge of humanity,"- Eric Pianka
“If the youth is content to abandon his previous associates and to throw in his lot whole-heartedly with the rulers, he may, after suitable tests, be promoted, but if he shows any regrettable solidarity with his previous associates, the rulers will reluctantly conclude that there is nothing to be done with him except to send him to the lethal chamber before his ill-disciplined intelligence has had time to spread revolt. This will be a painful duty to the rulers, but I think they will not shrink from performing it." - Bertrand Russell, "The Scientific Outlook", 1931
“I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's."
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), Philosopher
“The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many"- Sir James Lovelock
“The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing." --Christopher Manes, Earth First!
“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to itizens chosen for childbearing." - David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club
“I wish very much that the wrong people could be prevented entirely from breeding" - Theodore Roosevelt
“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes," --Years later, the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials quoted Holmes' words in their own defense.--Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes - writing the majority opinion in Buck v. Bell - stated: "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind" - 1927 the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal of Virginia's decision in Buck v. Bell ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, language that closely mirrored that of Hitler's Mein Kampf
“The Puerto Ricans are the dirtiest, laziest, most dangerous and theivish race of men ever inhabiting this sphere... I have done my best to further the process of extermination by killing off eight and transplanting cancer into several more." - Dr Cornelius Rhoads (1898-1959) | Rockefeller Institute, Rhoads also headed two large chemical warfare projects, had a seat on the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission), and he headed the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
“I have studied with great interest," he told a fellow Nazi, "the laws of several American states concerning prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock." - Adolf Hitler
“While we were pussyfooting around...the Germans were calling a spade a spade."- Whitney, executive secretary of the American Eugenics Society, declared of Nazism
“The Germans are beating us at our own game."(referring to sterilizations) - Joseph DeJarnette, superintendent of Virginia's Western State Hospital, 1934
“From an historical point of view, the first method which presents itself is execution . . . Its value in keeping up the standard of the race should not be underestimated." "Applied Eugenics" also devoted a chapter to "Lethal Selection," which operated "through the destruction of the individual by some adverse feature of the environment, such as excessive cold, or bacteria, or by bodily deficiency."- In 1918, Dr. Paul Popenoe, the Army venereal disease specialist during World War I, co-wrote the widely used textbook, "Applied Eugenics"
“Instead of recommending cleanliness to the poor, we should encourage contrary habits. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague.- Thomas Malthus
“Thus even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined... and that the public mind is informed... so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable"- UNESCO ITS PURPOSE AND ITS PHILOSOPHY by the founding Director-General of UNESCO Sir Julian Huxley. This is from the original founding document of the UNESCO, THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION, 1946
“Once the full implications of evolutionary biology are grasped, eugenics will inevitably become part of the religion of the future, or of whatever complex of sentiments may in the future take the place of organized religion"- "Eugenics and Society" (The Galton Lecture given to the Eugenics Society), by Julian Huxley
“we have to take away from humans in the long run their reproductive autonomy as the only way to guarantee the advancement of mankind." - Francis Crick
“The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size."- Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb
“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…”-- Thomas Ferguson, former official in the U.S. State Department Office of Population Affairs
“WE need death panels. Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.” -- Democrat strategist Steven Rattner
Francis Galton described the "science" of bettering human stock and the elimination of unwanted characteristics... and individuals proposed societal intervention for the furtherance of "racial quality," maintaining that "Jews are specialized for a parasitical existence upon other nations" and that "except by sterilization I cannot yet see any way of checking the produce of the unfit who are allowed their liberty and are below the reach of moral control."
Monday, January 27, 2014
Update:: Dennis McGuire surpassed the projected five minutes--experiencing the "agony and terror of air hunger as he struggles to breathe for five minutes after [executioners] intravenously inject him with the execution drugs"--before he loses consciousness and expires--his lawyers said it would take to die, It took 15 minutes for him to die, as he "gasped, snorted and snored during a prolonged execution" from "air hunger" on January 16, 2014, when the state used the controversial, never-before-tried lethal injection after supplies of the state's previous drug dried up.
“The 53-year-old's attorneys had argued against using intravenous doses of the sedative Midazolam and the painkiller Hydromorphone, claiming the combination would cause 'air hunger' - where someone experiences immense terror and agony as they strain for breath during the execution."[...]
“He was then still for five minutes before emitting a loud snort as if snoring and continued to make this noise for several minutes. His stomach rose and fell several times as he repeatedly opened and shut his mouth, making what the Columbus Dispatch described as 'deep, rattling sounds.'Why can we put a dog/cat to death in less than 10 seconds but can't seem to do it when it involves putting a human-being to death. The answer is we can but the sequence of the "lethal cocktail" that enters the body is designed to provide the condemned with a feeling of terror, otherwise why not just inject a general anesthetic followed by whatever it is that stops the heart immediately?
His family sobbed as they watched him slowly die. At one point, his daughter exclaimed 'Oh my God' as she observed her father's final moments.
A coughing sound was Dennis McGuire's last apparent movement, at 10:43 a.m. He was pronounced dead 10 minutes later. McGuire as first injected with the drugs at 10:29 a.m."
Moreover, McGuire's children watched their father die in such an inhumane and terrible way. They weren't to blame for his crimes but they will now suffer with flashbacks of his horrible death until their last days. Even the victim's family may suffer--if not from watching this man's terrible death--from the memories of his children's reactions. I mean, people who takes enjoyment or satisfaction from this man's suffering only makes them as barbaric as the people they claim deserve this type of suffering.
Make no mistake, Dennis McGuire was guilty for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart and her unborn baby in Preble County in western Ohio. His victims suffered unimaginable terror. However, revenge has no place in a truly civilized system of justice, because not only does the outcome contribute to an unending cycle of violence, its example teaches the public that malice, retaliation, and violence are appropriate means of handling problems. In other words, when government goes beyond the steps necessary to protect society, and sinks to the level of using vengeance and hatred, the wrong message is sent, and the results are demeaning and destructive.
Judge Rules 'Not Entitled to Pain Free Execution'.
Over the past six years, six states — Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and New Mexico — have done away with capital punishment, but one state in particular, Ohio, is planning to go through with a never-before-tried combination of two drugs, which defense lawyers say threatens to leave convicted murderer and rapist, Dennis McGuire, 53, writhing in agony from “air hunger”--"McGuire will experience the agony and terror of air hunger as he struggles to breathe for five minutes after [executioners] intravenously inject him with the execution drugs"--before he loses consciousness and expires. This "death chamber 'experiment' by the state" will occur on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Why only two drugs? Well, it's becoming harder and harder to get the three drugs needed for the three-drug cocktail used in lethal injection. Many of these drugs are manufactured in Europe, where opposition to the death penalty has led to a ban on exporting drugs for that purpose, according to the Death Penalty Information Center's (DPIC) report. This has led to states — including Ohio — turning to compounding pharmacies, which were not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration until November 2013.
“Ohio and other death penalty states have been struggling to keep executions going because supplies of pentobarbital traditionally used in a three-drug mix have all passed their sell-by dates thanks to its Danish manufacturer prohibiting its sale to US prison services. The European Union has also threatened to restrict sales of Propofol, a leading anaesthetic used in hospitals, were US death chambers to use it instead."I feel my whole body burning.
So how are we to determine what is "cruel and unusual punishment?" What about experiencing "air hunger" for five minutes that probably feels like five hours or more? And what about the execution in Oklahoma last month, where about 20 seconds into the execution of Michael Lee Wilson, he uttered “I feel my whole body burning?” Potassium chloride, which is used to stop the heart, is known to cause an excruciating burning sensation should the prisoner be partially conscious at that stage, but because execution records are normally shrouded in secrecy, the precise cause of Wilson's apparent agony will never be known.
These are only a couple examples of many, yet, we claim to live in a civilized society. DNA has proven that our "justice" system too often convicts the innocent, not to mention the economic cost of capital punishment to society is astronomical, so how can anyone claim state sanctioned murder is in anyway beneficial, except maybe to those who still believe in human sacrifice...because that's exactly what it is.
Outrageous, you say?
Well, the practice of human sacrifice is as old as humanity. The oldest recorded human sacrifice dates back to somewhere between 3,700 and 3,400 BC. and, more than likely, even dates further back than that. Yet, despite the Eighth Amendment that bars "cruel and unusual punishment"which “must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society,” here we are, more than 5,000 years later, supposedly the most civilized of societies, sacrificing humans--the majority of them, poor people of color--on the altar of so-called "justice" and social order. So it follows, just as it was believed thousands of years ago that the ancient gods demanded human blood to pacify and appease, the same must hold true today. The modern day secular "gods" of justice are just as bloodthirsty as their ancient counterparts, because even if you eliminate the morality issue, the highly ritualized practice of state sanctioned execution offers no additional benefit to society that would justify its use. It is more expensive than life in prison. It is not a necessity or an additional deterrence for the prevention of crime and needless to say, but I'll add it anyway, it's not rehabilitative!
Then, there is the arbitrary way in which it is applied. The only rhyme or reason to its application is that it's almost exclusively administered to the most marginalized members of society, while men of means who are convicted of sometimes much greater crimes almost always escape the gallows.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
|Missing Wall Street Journal Reporter, David Bird|
Just to give you an idea of how expansive the investigation is, the following agencies are involved in the search, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office:
Long Hill Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety-Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey State Police, Morris County Park Police, Harding Township Police Department, Bernards Township Police Department, Warren Township Police Department, New Jersey State Park Police, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Millington Fire Department, Stirling Fire Department, Warren Fire Department, Liberty Corner Fire Department, New Vernon Fire Department, Chatham Township Fire Department, New Providence Fire Department, Berkeley Heights Fire Department, Somerset County Department of Public Safety, Parsippany Search Rescue and Recovery, Whippany Swift Water, Boonton Dive Team, Pequannock Dive Team, Jefferson Dive Team, Picatinny Dive Team, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Veterans Administration Police and Fire – Lyons, NJ, Long Hill First Aid Squad, Long Hill Township Office of Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, Long Hill Community Emergency Response Team Volunteers, and the Warren Township Community Emergency Response Team.
Moreover, according to all who knew him, he gave no indication of having a reason to disappear, not to mention Mr. Bird was an avid hiker, biker, camper, Boy Scout troop leader, and he ran in the New York City Marathon. In other words, the man was in good shape.
While there is no evidence as of yet suggesting a connection between his work and his disappearance, NBC reported that “the family believes that his coverage of OPEC may be related to his disappearance.” He was reporting on an oil glut -- “rising fuel inventories," specifically, "a supply imbalance caused by overproduction of shale oil in the U.S. in the face of slacking demand." So it's possible that David Bird's factual reporting on the oversupply/low demand of oil might ruffle a few feathers in high places, not to mention it somewhat contradicts the propaganda that the U.S. is on the path to economic recovery. It's also possible that Mr. Bird recently came across some information not yet published. After all, the rich and powerful are always cooking up schemes to further enrich and empower themselves at our expense.
“The U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, is currently investigating the role played by large Wall Street firms in owning tankers, terminals, and pipelines that store or transport oil while simultaneously speculating on the price of oil in the futures market. The investigation is broad in scope and includes Wall Street’s ownership of other commodities. It is understood that the investigation will also look at allegations by beer and soda manufacturers that Wall Street has gained control of the London Metal Exchange and metal warehouses where they have created bottlenecks in the supply of aluminum, raising prices to both the manufacturers and consumers for canned beer and soda.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
On November 18, 2013, the first Congressional hearings on virtual currency --technology-based currency--took place before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Tom Carper. According to the Washington Post, the hearings were lovefests, with it being stated that Bitcoin was a "legal means of exchange" and that "online payment systems, both centralized and decentralized, offer legitimate financial services".
The big questions should be: Why is Bitcoin so acceptable to the Feds? Why, all of a sudden, is it being promoted by mainstream media, and powerful 0.01% financial elites--Forbes, Fox Business, Time Magazine, MasterCard, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the CFR, DHS, etc? If that doesn't make you nervous, nothing will. So, is there a strategic plan for the replacement of the US dollar, and/or the debt-based fiat money system, with a global reserve currency? And will that currency be Bitcoin?
Bitcoin, to quickly explain, is a pseudo-anonymous protocol, a decentralized digital currency based on software by "Satoshi Nakamoto" (a pseudonym for the unknown person or people who designed the original Bitcoin protocol in 2008) where the transactions (entries on some type of global ledger) require a peer-to-peer network. The original amount of Bitcoins mined--involves solving complex mathematical problems that require a lot of computer power--is said to be 21 million, therefore limited, but that's easy to change with a few clicks of a mouse I would think, not to mention, the controllers do not have to account to anyone for any additional amount of Bitcoins created. Bitcoin can be subdivided into 100 million smaller units called satoshis and is also created by a process called mining. The difficulty of mining ranges depending on the systems being used, and that--the difficulty-- in addition to the market, decide it's worth, which is about $801.80 per bitcoin today at 12:54 AM EST. Now, the total crypto currency market--Litecoin, Peercoin, Quark, Namecoin, Primecoin, etc.--including Bitcoin is worth approximately $13 billion in total.
Now, keep in mind that DARPA created the Internet--which Bitcoin is totally dependent on--initially promoting it as an open, innovative information infrastructure. Fast forward to today and Verizon beat the FCC (Verizon v. FCC) where net neutrality regulations were vacated by all three DC Circuit judges. This marks the second time in four years the FCC had its net neutrality enforcement struck down. Then there is the software that supposedly hides user identities on the Internet, the TOR Project, which was developed by the US Naval Research laboratory and endorsed by Senator Hillary Clinton. According to the Tor Project Annual Report 2010, the U.S. Government supplied over 80% of its funding.
Gavin Andresen, the Lead Core Bitcoin Developer and founder of The Bitcoin Foundation is slated to address the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on Thursday, February 16, 2014, as he did the C.I.A. a couple of years ago when Bitcoin wasn't as big as it is now. This, in and of itself, may not be a big deal, but it's apparent to anyone with eyes to see that this foundation is seeking government acceptance to insure a seat of power in what might become the new highly globalized Bitcoin economy.
And then there is the potential Bitcoin Greenlist that will determine the people who are allowed to conduct trade online. While the Greenlist predates Bitcoin, this patent filing incorporates Bitcoin into its features. Think about it. If the U.S. government acquires access to the owners of even ten percent of Bitcoin addresses, they'll gain a large amount of financial data about the entire world!
Obama Initiative Spawns Identity Based Bitcoin Greenlist
“In April 2011, President Obama signed (PDF) the NSTIC or the National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace where public and private players are collaborating on the creation of an “Identity Ecosystem” to address “(1) the insecurity and inconvenience of static passwords and (2) the cost of transactional risks that arise from the inability of individuals to prove their true identity online.”BitLegal is the easiest way to explore the evolving legal and regulatory status of Bitcoin and virtual currencies around the globe.
MasterCard tracks global 'cashless journey'
“The study focuses on the value of all consumer payments ($63 trillion in total spend), including those that happen beyond retail point-of-sale. In 2011, 34 percent ($21 trillion) of total global consumer spend was done with cash, with cashless payments accounting for 66 percent ($42 trillion)[...]Countries such as the United States (where an estimated 80% of the value of consumer spend was cashless) and Singapore (69%) are approaching the "tipping point" to becoming nearly cashless, and remaining cash use is largely a product of consumer habit.HOW TO MAKE A MINT: THE CRYPTOGRAPHY OF ANONYMOUS ELECTRONIC CASH by Laurie Law, Susan Sabett, Jerry Solinas, National Security Agency Office of Information Security Research and Technology, Cryptology Division, 18 June 1996
Thursday, January 16, 2014
As long as this--corporate media deception-- is allowed to continue, the political strategy, "bread and circuses" will never die. The reason? It's-- the game plan that allows the elite to do as they please uncontested by the population--as dependable as the sunrise. Especially in today's technologically distracted world of low cost infotainment and trivialities. It's rare that anyone even notices that elected officials do the exact opposite of their pre-election promises, or realize that the ruling class has become so powerful and corrupt, much more loyal to multinational corporations than to its citizen.
“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not meant, then what ought to be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and arts will deteriorate; if morals and arts deteriorate, justice will go astray; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in hopeless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything." -- ConfuciusIncreasingly, we are spending more time in virtual reality, which is basically a technological extension of the humankind and/or mind, rather than in the natural environment and/or unmediated reality (At least I know I spend far too much time in virtual reality, and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone). This further enables modern day bread and circuses to blur the line between fabrication and reality, creating a vicarious modus operandi in which people prefer quick entertainment, smoke and mirrors, and imagery to first hand participation and effort in discerning matters of substance.
“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions–everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.” -- The Roman poet Juvenal (circa 100 A.D.)