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10 Ways You’re Being Fleeced by Banks

19 Jul

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Big Pharma Makes Another Killing

19 Jul

Activist Post: Big Pharma Makes Another Killing.

Goldman Sachs Mafia Pays Hush Money to the S.E.C. Police

19 Jul

Activist Post: Goldman Sachs Mafia Pays Hush Money to the S.E.C. Police.

Activist Post: The Ultimate “RED” Herring: The Russians are Back!

16 Jul

Activist Post: The Ultimate “RED” Herring: The Russians are Back!

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The Ultimate “RED” Herring: The Russians Are Back!

3 Jul

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

The evil, Red communists apparently are back to subvert the sacred institutions of America.  Mainstream media’s contrived naïveté to the idea of deep-cover sex spies from Russia is nothing but a planned diversion for what is the long-standing practice of many nations blending into the halls of corporate recruitment in order to join the Globalist network.
Whether or not the media is trying to peddle a new Cold War is largely irrelevant; we should consider the source.  The media itself is groomed in the very same institutions, and has long been on assignment to defend the establishment corporate control system via well-documented CIA operations of propaganda management.  Former director of the CIA, William Colby, said it himself in 2004:  “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of significance in the major media.”  That being the case, the insinuations of a new Red Scare from a blatant disinformation channel should swiftly be called into question.

More noteworthy is that these spies were not caught corrupting standing officials of American government, but rather were outed in their attempt to get deep into the very system which promotes Globalism.  They “had jobs that put them in contact with opinion makers, corporate executives or aspiring technology industry workers,” according to the Bloomberg report, indicating that this was a long-term endeavor.  The initial target, Harvard, is one of the prime recruitment sources for The New World Order.  Within the overall recruitment structure, Harvard can be viewed as the global business division rounding out the controlled education network consisting primarily of Princeton (intelligence consulting division), Yale (political grooming division), and Stanford (science and medical division).  These institutions form the matrix of the Globalist agenda to control all aspects of world management.

The mainstream media wants to keep us fixated on the fact that these spies are from Russia in order to dredge up an old enemy and the remembrance of mutual assured destruction Cold War rhetoric.   The more disturbing, more covert, modern reality is that Russia is merely continuing proven espionage tactics to stay on the gravy train of access to recruiters, and to strengthen their position in planning for their own economic New World Order.  Just as Israel’s spy network used fake art students to infiltrate, and China sought access to U.S. weapons technology by using visiting students and scientists, Russia has always been a premier player in the spy game of jockeying for global intelligence supremacy.

We would do well to ignore this red herring of a new Red Scare, and instead keep in mind that the borderless banksters who represent the tyranny of Globalism, are free from religious or political dogma.  It is all business, all the time.  The latest Russian spy diversion is nothing more than that:  business as usual.

PROOF: Mainstream Media Serves the Government

1 Jul

New study documents media’s servitude to government

by Glenn Greenwald
Salon

A newly released study from students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government provides the latest evidence of how thoroughly devoted the American establishment media is to amplifying and serving (rather than checking) government officials.  This new study examines how waterboarding has been discussed by America’s four largest newspapers over the past 100 years, and finds that the technique, almost invariably, was unequivocally referred to as “torture” — until the U.S. Government began openly using it and insisting that it was not torture, at which time these newspapers obediently ceased describing it that way:
Similarly, American newspapers are highly inclined to refer to waterboarding as “torture” when practiced by other nations, but will suddenly refuse to use the term when it’s the U.S. employing that technique:
As always, the American establishment media is simply following in the path of the U.S. Government (which is why it’s the “establishment media”): the U.S. itself long condemned waterboarding as “torture” and even prosecuted it as such, only to suddenly turn around and declare it not to be so once it began using the tactic.  That’s exactly when there occurred, as the study puts it, “a significant and sudden shift in how newspapers characterized waterboading.”  As the U.S. Government goes, so goes our establishment media.

Pirates and Poison in the Gulf: Goldman Sachs

1 Jul

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

The Hydra-like creature, Goldman Sachs, has surfaced from the Gulf oil volcano.

Illinois-based Nalco Corporation is responsible for the Corexit 9500 chemical dispersant highlighted by experts as being 4 times more toxic than the oil that is flowing into the Gulf.  Scientists in congressional hearings added that the dispersant is more toxic than other similar dispersant on the market.  Naturally, whenever a major disaster takes place — especially when major, society-altering solutions are being offered — one needs to follow the trail of money and power to see who benefits.  Sure enough, a casual search of Nalco’s Web site reveals their company history; it leads right to the doorstep of Goldman Sachs.

Nalco seems to have started in 1928 Chicago and became immediately involved in both the oil industry and water treatment facilities.  1982 seems to have been a massive turning point for the company as their Web site states, “ORS-419 is used in the tires of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The Nalco product is the only non-silicone product of its type on the market approved by the space shuttle tire’s manufacturer.”  Thereafter, things really seem to have taken off as shown here:

1983:  Nalco breaks ground for a new 300,000-square-foot trio of headquarters buildings in Naperville, representing an investment totaling $90 million.
1984:  Nalco introduces the PORTA-FEED® reusable container system, the most advanced liquid chemical handling system yet introduced.
1985:  Nalco leads the chemical industry in the development of CAER (Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a forerunner of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and the CMA Responsible Care® initiative.
1986:  Nalco consolidates groups from the Energy Chemicals Division and Oil Field Services Division to form a new Petroleum Chemicals Division to be headquartered in Sugar Land. The new Petroleum Chemicals Division will include Visco Chemicals, Refinery Process Chemicals, Additives, Adomite Chemicals and Gas and Oil Handling Chemicals Groups.
1989:  Sales top $1 billion.

Then, in 1994 Nalco joined forces with Exxon Chemical to announce the formation of a new alliance “Nalco/Exxon Energy Chemicals, L.P. to provide products and services to all facets of the petroleum and natural gas industries.”

Another name change occurred in 2001 when the company became Ondeo Nalco.  Finally, in 2003, we learn who has taken the reins to lead us into the present.  As their site states:  “The Blackstone Group, Apollo Management L. P. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners buy Ondeo Nalco.”

Global sales now exceed $4 billion and the Gulf cleanup is in the hands of a group of corporate pals who have brought us such fine moments of humanity such as Blackstone’s  “locust capitalism” hostile takeover binge which triggered a major political backlash in Germany and elsewhere, and the newly proposed austerity measures coming to America.  Apollo Management is in the Wall Street Journal’s Who’s Who in Private Equity with the very human investment strategies of leveraged and distressed buyouts and debt investments — investments now top $37 billion.  And, by now, Goldman Sachs’s reputation precedes itself as having engineered the housing crash and exacerbating a financial meltdown in Greece and across Europe.

Yet, Goldman Sachs is far too gluttonous a creature to be happy with administering the profits from the physical fallout of the Gulf disaster.  The kings of the carbon market — yes, that market that trades nothing but air — have not been having an easy time of it pushing man-made global warming.   In the Gulf, however, they have their cohort, Barack Obama, well positioned to steer the pirate ship back on course.  It was Obama who helped fund the carbon program from its inception after all.  Right on cue, Obama’s e-mail campaign is launched to exploit suffering at the behest of his corporate controllers.

We are living in a full-blown international corporate command and control system where even the most basic rescue efforts are in the hands of proven pirates.  It also has become clear that the pirate flotilla is owned by Goldman Sachs . . . and the president of the United States is the captain.

Related: Gulf Oil Disaster EXPOSED: EPA Lies About Air Quality – AGAIN

The Business of Servitude: Debtors’ Prisons Make a Comeback

17 Jun
Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors’ Prison System

Michael Edwards


Debtors’ prisons have a sordid history that was thought to be best left behind in Medieval Europe and in Charles Dickens’ fictionalized accounts of the 19th-century hellholes of Victorian England.  America was not to be outdone, debtors’ prisons were widespread in the United States as well, and stories of the conditions in New York’s debtors’ prisons could make one question if repayment of debts was really the purpose; violent criminals were much better clothed and fed.  In fact, history shows that terror and slavery have always had a close relationship with debt, and it follows a path from the Romans right through to 17th century England, and into America from English common law.  However, America chose to abolish her debtors’ prisons a full 36 years before England; first in New York in 1831, and by 1833 the rest of the America had followed.(1)

Now, debtors’ prisons seem to be making a comeback in America.  A recent article in the Star Tribune in Minnesota titled, “In jail for being in debt,” exposes the growing number of citizens going to jail at the behest of banks and a welcoming judicial system.  They write:

“It’s not a crime to owe money, and debtors’ prisons were abolished in the United States in the 19th century. But people are routinely being thrown in jail for failing to pay debts. In Minnesota, which has some of the most creditor-friendly laws in the country, the use of arrest warrants against debtors has jumped 60 percent over the past four years, with 845 cases in 2009, a Star Tribune analysis of state court data has found.”

In our modern era of debt servitude, a PR Push has been designed to reintroduce a serious discussion of debtors’ prisons as a sound solution. What goes beyond alarming is that the full-fledged return of debtors’ prisons might be seen as both appropriately terrifying, as well as a profitable investment opportunity and politically sound decision to be made by state governments struggling with their own looming bankruptcies, and a Federal government struggling politically with the concept of a jobless recovery that is not materializing.

U.S. Cooperates with China for Afghanistan Resource Grab

16 Jun

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

The latest public relations stunt to shore up support for the ongoing war in Afghanistan is the “new” discovery of minerals and riches in the supposedly vast wasteland previously thought to define Afghanistan.  This PR stunt aims to convince Americans that the newest quagmire is somehow justified by the potential economic benefits. The aim of the PR ‘Scam’ is always to couch the exercise in what Americans can understand best as the altruistic belief that America only aims to bring democracy and economic freedom to the countries she invades, then perhaps take a commission for her work back to the homeland.  Because, after all, this latest treasure trove discovery will “boost the Afghan economy.”

The truth is a full 180 degrees from this public relations campaign.  America will never allow Afghanistan to benefit from her riches, having already co-opted the opium trade, in the same way that money from oil has not trickled down to the invaded Iraqis.  One can be sure that when, “The Pentagon task force has already started trying to help the Afghans set up a system to deal with mineral development,” a full-scale flotilla of pirate ships is on the way.

When we review the blueprint to The Grand Chessboard that we have been given by Zbigniew Brzezinski, we see that a key component to the endgame is controlling access to resources.  The resources at stake are truly vast:

“In that context, how America ‘manages’ Eurasia is critical.  About 75 percent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for about 60 percent of the world’s GNP and about three fourths of the world’s known energy resources (page 30).”

This grand chess match between powerful nations vying for the rights to exploit much-needed resources requires from America, according to Brzezinski, the “exercise of decisive influence but, unlike the empires of the past, not of direct control.  This condition places a premium on geostrategic skill, on the careful, selective, and very deliberate deployment of America’s resources  on the huge Eurasian chessboard (page 34).”

The Mother Lode: Massive Afghanistan Mineral Deposits “Discovered”

15 Jun

Afghanistan Mineral Deposits Was “Economic Prize” All Along – Brzezinski

Eric Blair
News of the “Stunning discovery” of vast minerals in Afghanistan, first reported by James Risen in Sunday’s New York Times article, U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistanis rapidly spreading as “good news.”  Well, unfortunately for mainstream media, this is old news and a well-documented motivation for the War in Afghanistan by the global elite.

Risen reports; “The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials,” and “The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.”

In fact this stunning new discovery has been the target of American hegemony for well over a decade.  Indeed, it may well be the real reason for the sustained War in Afghanistan as outlined in Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a presidential advisor, Trilateral Commission founder, Bilderberger, and Council of Foreign Relations figurehead describes the strategic location of the Eurasian Balkans (of which Afghanistan is the heart of) as follows:

“…the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold (page 124),” and “America’s global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Euraisian continent is sustained…A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions…most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil (page 30-31).” 

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