Monthly Archives: April 2015

Political Murders in Kiev, US Troops to Ukraine

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Published : April 20th, 2015
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Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.

While some journalists here in the US have started to notice the strange series of opposition killings in Ukraine, the US government has yet to say a word.

Compare this to the US reaction when a single opposition figure was killed in Russia earlier this year. Boris Nemtsov was a member of a minor political party that was not even represented in the Russian parliament. Nevertheless the US government immediately demanded that Russia conduct a thorough investigation of his murder, suggesting the killers had a political motive.

As news of the Russian killing broke, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce (R-CA) did not wait for evidence to blame the killing on Russian president Vladimir Putin. On the very day of Nemtsov’s murder, Royce told the US media that, “this shocking murder is the latest assault on those who dare to oppose the Putin regime.”

Neither Royce, nor Secretary of State John Kerry, nor President Obama, nor any US government figure has said a word about the series of apparently political murders in Ukraine.

On the contrary, instead of questioning the state of democracy in what looks like a lawless Ukraine, the Administration is sending in the US military to help train Ukrainian troops!

Last week, just as the two political murders were taking place, the US 173rd Airborne Brigade landed in Ukraine to begin training Ukrainian national guard forces – and to leave behind some useful military equipment. Though the civil unrest continues in Ukraine, the US military is assisting one side in the conflict – even as the US slaps sanctions on Russia over accusations it is helping out the other side!

As the ceasefire continues to hold, though shakily, what kind of message does it send to the US-backed government in Kiev to have US troops arrive with training and equipment and an authorization to gift Kiev with some $350 million in weapons? Might they not take this as a green light to begin new hostilities against the breakaway regions in the east?

The Obama administration is so inconsistent in its foreign policy. In some places, particularly Cuba and Iran, the administration is pursuing a policy that looks to diplomacy and compromise to help improve decades of bad relations. In these two cases the administration realizes that the path of confrontation has led nowhere. When the president announced his desire to see the end of Cuba sanctions, he stated very correctly that, “…we are ending a policy that was long past its expiration date. When what you’re doing doesn’t work for fifty years, it’s time to try something new.”

So while Obama is correctly talking about sanctions relief for Iran and Cuba, he is adding more sanctions on Russia, backing Saudi Arabia’s brutal attack on Yemen, and pushing ever harder for regime change in Syria. Does he really believe the rest of the world does not see these double standards? A wise consistency of non-interventionism in all foreign affairs would be the correct course for this and future US administrations. Let us hope they will eventually follow Obama’s observation that, “it’s time to try something new.”

http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-political-murders-in-kiev-us-troops-to-ukraine.aspx?article=6764746182H11690&redirect=false&contributor=Ron+Paul

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CENTRAL BANKERS GATHER PRIVATELY IN WASHINGTON THIS FRIDAY TO DISCUSS “gold, the renminbi, and the multicurrency system”

Published: April 14, 2015

Attention, mainstream financial journalists! Here’s something else important for you to ignore this week, thanks to the diligent eye of gold researcher and GATA consultant Ronan Manly.

It’s a breakfast meeting to be held Friday in Washington for “a select group of central banks and other official-sector institutions,” sponsored by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum and the World Gold Council, to discuss “gold, the renminbi, and the multicurrency system,” convened in conjunction with the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, a United Nations agency:

http://www.omfif.org/meetings/briefings/

“Discussions,” the discreet announcement from OMFIF says, “are under Chatham House Rules,” whereby information may be used but never attributed:

http://www.chathamhouse.org/about/chatham-house-rule

While many nations with central banks purport to be representative democracies and while the World Gold Council purports to be the representative of the gold industry, some of whose participants actually have to get their hands dirty every day —

http://www.gold.org/about-us

— attendance at Friday’s meeting will be by invitation only. So for the record GATA has requested one.

But if you don’t get an invitation, you can fairly assume that the valuation of all capital, labor, goods, and services in the world is none of your business. This is after all the central bankers’ world. The rest of us are lucky that they let us even pass through it from time to time, though the impertinent among us might wonder why central bankers should need to talk in secret about something supposedly as irrelevant and retrograde as gold.

Good thing for them that mainstream financial journalists have neither curiosity nor backbone.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

http://www.blacklistednews.com/CENTRAL_BANKERS_GATHER_PRIVATELY_IN_WASHINGTON_THIS_FRIDAY_TO_DISCUSS_%22gold%2C_the_renminbi%2C_and_the_multicurrency_system%22/43417/0/38/38/Y/M.html

“The White Hats Report” Reporting What The Main Stream Media Refuses To Report

April 14, 2015 – White Hats Report #50 – WE’RE BACK!

After much soul searching, it’s been decided to restart The White Hats Report website in an effort to continue the work begun over 4 years and 47 reports ago. At that time, we suspended our reporting as other matters had to take precedence. In the meantime, Kerry Cassidy graciously provided me blog space on her Project Camelot website wherein I offered submissions periodically for posting and some sites linked to this blog including One World of Nations.

In addition, the furor over our failure to release #48 was addressed in my article entitled “About 48”. This was written for my blog at Project Camelot’s website in addition to being posted here. In this article, I attempted to clarify (1) Why report #48 was not released as promised; (2) The original purpose and objective of the reports and (3) the targeted audience of the White Hats Reports. I also stated the various reasons why report #48 wasn’t released, in part due to the total apathetic response to the historic speech delivered by Lord David James on February 16, 2012 in the House of Lords. He described the $15 trillion theft by the Federal Reserve in favor of Pureheart Investments, LTD. At the time, the approximate deficit of the US criminal government’s income tax obligation shortfall obligated future generations of Americans if not cosmetically enhanced.

And not a single word. Not a single investigation or rally or groundswell of outrage to effect change. The silence was and still IS deafening. Seems you all don’t care and condone the corruption of your government and the banksters who own your futures, your children’s future and their children’s future.

I also stated in “About 48” that just because we didn’t release #48 then we couldn’t release it in the future. That remains the case but until it appears that support from all corners of the US will be behind it, there’s no reason to even consider such a disclosure. Do we want clean governance and pro active media monitoring?

This time around, our focus will not be on the cabal or the politician/law enforcement/judiciary/corporate crowd as they have displayed before the world exactly where they stand by doing absolutely nothing about the deep corruption of the financial system. Our focus this time will be you, the readers. After my response to a troll blogger at another site went semi-viral, being dubbed “Paladin’s Manifesto” by Kerry at Project Camelot, the response from you, the readers, has been overwhelming. It’s both humbled and heartened me and is the impetus behind us resuming the battle in a very public and directed way. Also, we have the backing of key, well placed senior entities whose probity is beyond question.

There’s no room for egos in the battle against the cabal as it fractures, divides and distracts us from our main goal and that remains total freedom. Joining hands and forces with other warriors in the battle to break the chains of our slavery is the ultimate goal.

“The Matrix is a system, Neo”

The tax system, the social media system, the government health care system, the political system, the banking system, the welfare system and all the other “systems” form the invisible prison we live in today. Through the owned media rock stars, these systems are introduced, promoted and defended by the ever running Agency run propaganda machine. As good slaves, we all buy into the control mechanism that keeps us in chains.

“But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save.”

We’ve become the shining example of “boiling the frog”. We take the bait of social media or the health care system and immerse ourselves in THEIR matrix, like a mindless fish, swallowing the bait hook, line and sinker. Rather than give pushback every time they tried to take an inch, we’ve sat back and allowed the inches to turn into feet and now it’s a mile every time a new piece of the agenda (21) is introduced. And we continue to adapt without even voicing objections, too busy with latest twitter trend or checking our facebook accounts to be bothered. We have become enraptured with mediocrity.

“But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged.”

With the water getting a bit hotter and we learn to adapt to less freedom, we start to espouse their immoral views and stances, further taking ourselves down that dark hole to the abyss, soon to be unable to think for ourselves or do for ourselves, completely dependent on the puppet Masters to determine our entire existence. As they have planned and programmed society today.

“And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”

We give in to their immoral codes and satanic rituals, soon adopting them as our own because it’s the politically correct thing to do, violating nature’s laws and the Creator’s laws in the process…..to our own detriment.

Reality

Those of you who’ve gotten wind of our restarting this blog were perhaps hoping we had something positive to announce, I’m sorry to disappoint you. The cold, harsh reality is, things are bad and they’re going to get much worse unless we all take action. The Chinese are in a battle against the European bloodline families for control of the financial system and given they’ll be backing it up with gold, who do you think will win? And they won’t be saving the US or you in the process, we HAVE to save ourselves. If we continue smoking the hopium promoted by the mainstream media and the cabal’s internet shills, we’ll be the ones left standing when the music stops.

Challenge

The positive response to my “Manifesto” has rallied the “troops” to give it one more try, one last attempt to right the wrongs, set things straight and take back our country, lives and heritage. So it’s time to decide whether you wish to lead, follow or get out of the way.

Those of you who wish to lead, it’s time to step up, be counted and make a difference. We’ve sat around the campfire and discussed the response of the public to all the rumored mass arrests. I’ve got news for you, it isn’t happening. Who will do the arresting? The same corrupt law enforcement gangs who’ve allowed the criminals to build their empire in the last 100+ years? The same politicians who are beholden to the puppet masters for their government stipend funded by the taxpayers?

If you wish to follow or support, then we will assist with that in every way possible.

And for those of you who need to get out of the way…..if you aren’t for us, you’re against us. If you “fight to protect it” as Morpheus says, you’ll become our enemy as well. If your children and grandchildren aren’t important enough to save, then GET OUT OF THE WAY.

The world we live in is changing rapidly and if we want a seat at the table to determine our future, we need to act NOW. Rest assured there will be a sorting out process in the coming weeks and months to determine the new direction of the country and the world.

Times have not stood still. Other warriors of freedom in the fight with us, have affected major gains in Global relationship development, and have a freedom window of dialog into the foremost Asian policy debating groups. The very relationships we need to be cultivating if we are to have any representative consideration in the new, emerging and fast changing world evolving in ways diametrically opposed to the Cabal and corrupted Western Fiscal systems of control. We have good Allies, we are not alone.

We have a window of opportunity that will not stay open forever so the time to ACT is NOW.

Posted by The White Hat Reporters at 11:00 AM

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http://www.tdarkcabal.blogspot.com/2015/04/april-14-2015-white-hats-report-50-were.html

‘Wernher von Braun’ Updated

Even when his satirical political songs
were hits on the television airwaves
of the 1960s, pianist Tom Lehrer still
found them up against censorship by
the networks.
In 2015, a young songwriter has
expanded on Lehrer’s satire of how the
U.S. co-opted former Nazis like Wernher 
von Braun into its defense establishment. 
DeGhetaldi’s rendition takes his audience
from Vietnam, to CIA involvement in
South American regime change, and to 
the media manipulation aims of Project 
Mockingbird.

Expanded and Performed by Kylan deGhetaldi

What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

April 8, 2015  Julian Adorney

Dating is perhaps the freest “market” in the United States today, and its lack of regulation can teach us powerful lessons about the flaws inherent in government regulation.

Most people recognize the absurdity of trying to regulate romantic relationships. What many don’t realize is that this absurdity stems not form the nature of these relationships, but from the nature of state intervention. For the same reasons that regulating dating would be counter-productive, regulating many consumer choices is unwise.

Subjective Value Makes Government Regulation Unjust

When it comes to dating, we see a wide range of tastes and desires. Some people love dating intellectuals. Others pursue athletes. Some women prefer wealthy, established men; others are attracted to those who pursue physical danger.

Many people talk about what might be termed “objective attractiveness” — someone’s physical score between 1 and 10 that everyone can agree on. The truth is that such objective valuations are fictitious. The woman who John thinks absolutely gorgeous may be viewed by another person with indifference.

“There’s no accounting for taste” isn’t just something one can say to shrug off his buddy’s dating someone he finds unattractive. It’s an explanation of our individuality. In dating, there are millions of unique tastes and subjective valuations. This range of valuations makes regulation inherently unjust, because the perceived value of another person as a romantic partner cannot be quantified.

But the same may be said of most any government regulation. What government agent should have the authority to say that a certain job pays “too little” or is “too dangerous” to be legal? Such decisions must be left up to the people applying for those jobs, who are more familiar with their own situations than a bureaucrat in Washington could ever be. If Cathy badly needs work experience, that job that pays $5 per hour may be perfect for her, even though it would be a poor fit for someone else who is looking to pay his mortgage.

Favoritism Inherent to Government Regulation

Defenders of government regulation like to imagine a government that applies the law equally to every person, but such a system has never existed. It never can exit owing partly to the subjective values of those in power and partly to the system of lobbying and bribery that gets them there.

Governments in the United States, for example, have a long history of legal discrimination in romance. Many states banned interracial marriage, for example, until the Supreme Court case Loving v Virginia ruled such laws unconstitutional. As late as 2003, fourteen states had outlawed homosexuality. Moreover, government regulation of divorce has been extensive.

These private relationships have been regulated to reflect the policy goals and values of influential interest groups. At the same time, this discrimination in romance is mirrored in how governments discriminate in favor of their cronies in business.

Companies like Solyndra, for example, with strong government connections, received subsidies that their competitors don’t. On the other hand, new enterprises that compete with incumbent industry players frequently find themselves facing extra regulations, as governments seek to protect established corporations that nre disruptors might otherwise outcompete. Uber, for instance, faces regulatory hurdles in many states at the hands of taxicab-sympathetic government agents. In industry, just as in the history of romance, it is in the nature of government to discriminate.

Freedom Isn’t Perfect, but Government Makes Things Worse

Many opponents of the free market accuse advocates of promising a utopia — just let the market work, and life will be perfect! Of course, this is a straw man fallacy; serious liberty advocates don’t promise perfection.

Just like every other instance of freedom, the dating “market” isn’t perfect. Many people have had bad relationships. Heartbreak is something most people go through. Not everyone finds someone to marry who makes his or her life brighter.

But this flawed free market is nonetheless much better than it would be with more government intervention. Imagine a government agency whose purpose was to “fix” dating. They might require licenses to date, similar to the licenses required to work in many professions. Just as governments have been known in the past to ban divorce for unapproved reasons, they could move on to banning breakups for new “unjust” reasons, such as a partner’s race.

Such an agency would make dating worse in two major ways. First, it would result in a loss of liberty and privacy, for instance, as government agents could inspect couples on dates to make sure that each has the proper license. Second, it would create unintended consequences. For instance, requiring individuals to acquire costly licenses to date might mean that poorer people, or those without the time to go through a long certification process, would be denied the right to fraternize with members of the opposite sex.

Many people regard things such as “dating licenses” to be absurd, but why are they any more or less absurd than a license to cut someone’s hair?

When considering regulating a market, the question to ask is not whether free markets are perfect (they’re not), but whether government intervention would do more harm than good. Dating is the freest market in the United States today, and as a result, it is a model both for what liberty produces and for why government intervention is so rarely a good thing.

ObamaCare Turns Tax Day into Mandate Day

By Nate Russell

On April 15, 2015, Tax Day becomes Mandate Day. For the first time ever in American history, ObamaCare will begin to fine people for living without government approved health insurance.

That’s because ObamaCare created an “individual mandate”, which declared that people will be forced to pay a penalty if they don’t enroll in a health insurance program approved by Uncle Sam. Many Americans were covered under such plans in 2014, but millions were not. One official estimate projects that up to 6 million Americans will be penalized by the individual mandate this tax season.

Since the inception of ObamaCare, the individual mandate has been a thoroughly unpopular feature. It’s hard to forget the day in 2012 when a 5-4 decision in the Supreme Court upheld the Constitutionality of the individual mandate on the basis that it was a tax, even though the Obama administration incessantly rejected the notion that ObamaCare would raise taxes on the middle class.

If we do indeed take the individual mandate to be a tax, then ObamaCare ironically will raise taxes on the exact people it is supposed to protect. For example, the number one reason why the remaining uninsured did not purchase health insurance in 2014 was because they simply could not afford it – even after ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies. Low-income people are the group being hit hardest by the individual mandate.

A common misconception suggests that the mandate penalty is a trivial sum of $95. In truth, the penalties will be much higher this year, and especially in future years. For example, families being hit this year will owe the greater amount of $95 per uninsured adult (and $47.50 per child) or 1 percent of household income. The penalty increases each year, so that by 2016 the penalty will soar to $695 per adult (and $347.50 per child) or 2.5 percent of household income.

For this reason, the administration seems to be attempting to camouflage the harmful nature of the mandate by changing its name. “Mandate penalty” sounds too aggressive, and a “tax” undermines the President’s image as a “warrior for the middle class.” So now, the proper way to refer to the penalty is the “Individual Shared Responsibility Payment.” Orwell would be so proud.

Applying a cushy definition to an oppressive law cannot change the fact that, for millions of Americans, this Tax Day is going to be even more unpleasant than usual. And as long as ObamaCare remains as the law of the land, every Tax Day will be a Mandate Day.

ObamaCare will make filing a tax return an even more frustrating, complex process:

Americans already spend some 6 billion hours and $168 billion each year complying with a complex and onerous tax code. But ObamaCare is going to make tax filing even more of a chore for consumers who received subsidies for health plans purchased through the state and federal exchanges.

Tax filing season will be extraordinarily difficult for many who received subsidies for which they weren’t eligible. But just filing a tax return may be a headache, adding to the already complicated process that Americans have come to loathe. Reason‘s J.D. Tuccille points to a CBS Money Watch report that describes the new two-page IRS Form 8962, which anyone who has received subsidies will be required to fill out and submit with their tax return.

“To put the correct figures in several of these spaces, you’ll need to complete charts and worksheets found elsewhere in the 20-page instruction booklet. If you are, say, divorced and sharing expenses with your ex-spouse, you’ll also need to fill out the second page of [Form 8962]. Though this page has just seven lines, there are 37 spaces,” CBS Money Watch explains. “Worse yet, according to the IRS, completing that page requires cooperating and sharing both insurance and tax information with your ex-spouse — not exactly a walk in the park for those with acrimonious splits.”

Not only will it put some filers into extraordinarily awkward spots, the report notes that there is no time estimate for how long it will take for ObamaCare subsidy recipients to fill out the form, but as CBS Money Watch notes, “[e]xperts estimate that someone with a complex situation will spend more time on the 8962 than they will filling out all of their other tax forms combined.”

Calling this “a complex situation” doesn’t begin to do it justice. The New York Times reports that some 800,000 consumers enrolled in health plans through the ObamaCare exchanges “received erroneous tax information from the government.” Form 8962 requires monthly calculations of subsidies received, as well as an annual total. “Consumers can expect to receive corrected data in the first week of March,” the Times noted. “With the new data, officials warned, some taxpayers will owe more and some will owe less.”

Much has already been written about what ObamaCare is in terms of handouts for crony big businesses, including health insurance companies. It would seem that one could add tax preparation services to those that may reap some big gains at filers’ expense.

First source:  http://www.freedomworks.org/content/obamacare-turns-tax-day-mandate-day

At the bottom of the first source you will find a link to the second article:

Second Amendment Hit Piece Fails Spectacularly

On April 4, The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that “armor piercing” M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.

For example, The Economist quoted Everytown’s numbers to claim “there were at least 95 shootings at American schools and colleges” during “the first two years after Newtown.” Based on these numbers, they claimed the shootings resulted in “45 deaths.”

What The Economist failed to note is that some of the school shootings reported by Everytown never even happened. Others were accidental discharges of legally possessed guns in which no one was harmed and still others were accidental discharges of guns students possessed illegally, but which they did not use to commit a “school shooting.”

Breitbart News reported on the Everytown list in December 2014 and showed that one of the shootings actually happened at a “non-school related private function.” The Annapolis Dispatch provided detail on this shooting, explaining that it happened on a house boat and left one person grazed with non-life threatening injuries. Source: Breitbart – See more at: http://americanactionnews.com/articles/second-amendment-hit-piece-fails-spectacularly#sthash.WBVO0Fke.dpuf