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you tell me: is ron paul founding father material??
"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms." --Ron Paul
"War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses." --Thomas Jefferson
"A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank." --Ron Paul
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by
inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive
the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers
conquered."-- Thomas Jefferson
"All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals." --Ron Paul
"Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism." --Thomas Jefferson
"The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence." --Ron Paul
"If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest." --Thomas Jefferson
"The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. " --Ron Paul
"I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master." --Thomas Jefferson
"When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads." --Ron Paul
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." --Thomas Jefferson
"One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens pay nearly half of everything they earn to government." --Ron Paul
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." --Thomas Jefferson
"No matter how well intentioned, an authoritarian government always abuses its powers." --Ron Paul
"I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." --Thomas Jefferson
"The requirement that law enforcement officials obtain a warrant from a judge before searching private documents is one of the fundamental protections against abuse of the government's power to seize an individual's private documents." --Ron Paul
"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be
held to the priciples of it's Constitution."--Thomas Jefferson
"If we can't or won't define the enemy, the cost to fight such a war will be endless. How many American troops are we prepared to lose? How much money are we prepared to spend? How many innocent civilians, in our nation and others, are we willing to see killed? How many American civilians will we jeopardize? How much of our civil liberties are we prepared to give up?" --Ron Paul
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it." --Thomas Jefferson
Photographic Trickery: from Oswald to the coming Iran War
by Brandon Dean
This last February, the US army supposedly "seized" numerous "explosively formed projectiles" from Iraqi "insurgents" (defenders of their homeland), which were supposedly supplied from Iran. Iran's supply of mortar ammunition comes from Russia.
Now, the US Army claims the following photograph to be an example of these 81 mm mortar rounds:
I can't think of any reason why there would be ENGLISH, or ironically enough, "Arabic" characters from OUR alphabet instead of, for example, oh, I don't know; Russian or Iranian characters? Not only that, but come to find out, NO TROOPS IN IRAN EVEN USE 81MM ROUNDS----THEY USE 82MM!!! THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE!! An 81mm mortar shell will not work in an 82mm mortar launcher.
This is what you call "hidden in plain sight." They flashed this image, which I have debunked in the two minutes it took to write a paragraph, all over the news for a couple days, and then it disappeared into the ether before everyone paying attention realized it was fake. Nonetheless it will be used to help justify another bloody war.
Now let's take a look at our favorite comic book villain, Osama bin Laden. For those of you who haven't heard, the guy's been dead since about 2 months after 911. He was walking around with a respirator for three years before that. Yet he was supposedly very very busy guiding the most complicated and far-reaching terrorist attack in human history on 9/11/01.
Here's a photo showing stills from five different "Osama" tapes:
I mean, give me a break. Look at photo E. That guy looks more like Santa Claus than Osama bin Laden. They really choked on that one.
Another great example of photographic trickery was the murder of Vincent Foster. One of the most informative websites on the internet is www.whatreallyhappened.com. Mike Rivero runs the site, and how he originally got his name was by exposing the Foster murder.
You see, Foster was Bill Clinton's Chief Deputy Council, and was involved in the Clinton Whitewater scandal. He was found dead on July 20, 1993. The FBI came to the "conclusion" it was a suicide. The following photo was released to the media as evidence of suicide:
haha! Is this a joke? Where's the blood? Oh, no blood? Gee that's weird. When you get hit with a bullet, especially in the head, blood sprays everywhere, including all over the gun and hand that were right next to the head when the bullet went in!
Next we have the justification for the war in Kosovo in the late 1990's. Our media published a photo of what appeared to be emaciated Bosnians behind a razor wire fence inside a Serbian death camp. here is the picture:
This photo made the American people (as evinced through polls) want to attack Serbia, and to view Slobodan Milosevic as "The New Hitler." The problem is, the photographer was the one inside the fence, the crowd was free and just curious about the media being there. The emaciated man on the left was a tuberculosis victim.
The camp was set up by the Serbian government to AID refugees! Didn't stop our government from using the existence of this photo over and over again as a justification for the US being involved...
Now let's move backward in time only a few years before Kosovo, to the first Persian Gulf war. The following photo is from the testimony of a Kuwaiti girl who supposedly saw Iraqi soldiers flinging Kuwaiti babies out of incubators:
Here's the problem:
a) She was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US, and was in the US at the time of the supposed "baby flinging."
b)it has been proven she was "coached" in the testimony by American PR firm Hill and Knowleton. Yet President Bush Sr. cited the flinging of the babies as one of the reasons we had to go to war...
And finally, let's go to the mother of them all: the JFK assassination.
The following photograph was supposedly taken from the garage of the house where Lee Harvey Oswald lived:
The above photograph, published on the cover of Life magazine a few days after the assassination, convinced the American public of Oswald's guilt. Here he was in a photo with the murder weapon. Proof, right? Well no... If you read what I wrote on the actual picture you'll see this is an example of photographic psychological warfare. Besides the flaws pointed out in the photo itself, you might notice it is the same face superimposed over a body which does not match. Please note the difference in the size of the bodies, but not the size of the heads...
All that is necessary to make the subconscious mind remember something FOREVER is to reveal the information for a second to a second and a half. Your brain can absorb whole pages of information in this time. Most corporate commercials get their message out in the first second through symbolism, color, or any number of other known suggestion tools, because they know this is when the most important imagery and sound will be absorbed.
Everybody has a photographic memory---most of us just don't know how to use it. That's why you sometimes feel when you learn something new that you've always known it...
The trick for a tyrant is to get the lie out there as soon as possible. The sooner it's out there, the less chance one's subconscious has of being influenced by alternative views.
Once the lie is out there, the debate over its authenticity doesn't matter, because the damage has already been done. Most people don't investigate anything at all. In fact, they consider "researching" something to be watching the same news channel's reporting on an issue for a week or two in order to see how it "evolves." So when you tell them the correct information which you've actually researched, they won't even consider believing you, because it didn't come from their source of information. Therefore, it doesn't really matter that people like me and many many others research and debunk mainstream media lies, because all those who do NOT investigate already had their subconscious invaded by the first thing they saw on the matter, and their mind is made up! The best we can hope for is to appeal to their native logic...
Over and over again the corporate media has been shown to use faked photos to guide the sheep down the slaughterhouse tunnel to the stun gun at the end of the line. There is little more sad than seeing an old man or woman sadly observing what's happened to their world, wondering what could have possibly gone wrong. Where did the trust in our neighbors go? When our parents were kids, the adults in the neighborhood helped each other. Now they fear each other.
When I was a kid, the street I grew up on used to have block parties two or three times a year. My parents still live on the same street, but there are barely any kids on the block anymore, because young families can't afford to live in my parents' meager middle class neighborhood anymore. They have to wait until they're retired or the kids are out of the house to be able to afford a $600,000 house in my parents' neighborhood when my parents bought their house in 1978 for $150,000...
"Our" media will present the Environmental Protection Agency as the alternative to the oil-soaked hegemony in DC. But who created the EPA? Oh yeah....Richard Nixon!! The same person who nailed the last nail in the coffin of the USA by throwing the gold standard out the window! And the only reason the EPA was created in the first place was to USE OUR PUBLIC LAND AS COLLATERAL ON DEBTS TO FOREIGN BANKS!!
So now, as a result, most public government land is owned by foreigners or even the UN! Don't believe me? Go to your nearest national park, to the visitor's center, and check out the plaque that reads "Official International Biosphere Reserve." This is the UN's project, their symbol is on the sign, and this means they own it. And this is how we protect the environment on the new global plantation!!
The word "media" itself is derived from the word "Medes," which describes those who lived in the country of Media, or Medea about 1500-2000 years ago. The Medes were the only non-semitic people to rule Iran in the long history of that country. Interesting, no?
The Medes were adept at manipulation, and kings from around the world employed their propaganda-like techniques of fooling and enslaving populations for their own purposes. The Medes were basically known for exporting state manipulation. They conquered a huge chunk of the middle east at one point, and they were not known as a "nice" people...
Maybe we should start researching what certain words truly mean, and why they were chosen to represent what they represent...
The word media itself has a bad connotation. Other words derived from "medes" you may want to ponder--"mediator" "medium" "medic."
I'm just sayin'...
Brandon Dean, copyright 2007
contributor: splitbabyniblet at Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The United States Corporation: Inside the Numbers, part 2
It is obvious to anybody with a brain that the departments listed above have failed the American people miserably. They are a huge physiological, psychological, and economic burden on the people. The names of the departments represent the finest tact in the art and science of doublespeak. It's time for a reassessment of priorities, America.
Annual Operating Income
Now that we have had a closer look at the major departments of the United States, let's turn our attention to the financing sources for these departments. The main sources of income for the United States is 1) individual income tax, 2) corporate income tax, and 3) excise taxes. Individual income tax is by far the driver for the conducting of official government business. It accounts for $1.9 trillion as of fiscal year end 2006, and 75% of total revenues. Corporate income tax is a distant second providing $350 billion, or 14% of operating income. Excise taxes account for only $74 billion of revenues. Overall income for 2006 was $2.4 trillion, which is less than the $2.9 trillion in costs; resulting in nearly $500 billion in deficit spending for the period.
About income taxes
As mentioned above, Title 26 of the United States Code deals with instructions for calculating and filing income taxes. But the code is not positive law, and thus not the law of the land. It is a form of private contract law and until it becomes public, it is not an official law of the land. As such, individuals are not required to do anything, but can voluntarily contract with, or donate to, anyone of their choosing; with the exception of treasonous criminals of the Constitution of course. As the explanation of the legality of income taxes is far beyond the scope of this article, I will just say that for most American born Citizens ("nationals" 2 i.e., persons born within one of the 50 states and a national to that state, not a "national of the United States"14 are not liable for the payment of income taxes, but do so voluntarily. For more on income taxes, please visit www.famguardian.org or www.voluntarytax.info. Below is the argument that helped me realize that I was reporting "net" income which I really did not have, in essence donating money which I solely owned free and clear of any liens.
"Our labor is our property, and so a tax on labor would be a tax on property and a "direct tax" within the meaning of the Constitution. The laborer does not receive labor from another source, he is the source. If you picked up a rock and sold it for $5 then you would have income of $5, as you had a cost of $0 for the rock. You can not separate the laborer from the labor. Labor is not something which the laborer picks up, it is of the laborer. The idea that a person has zero cost in the labor they sell is a flawed idea embraced by the IRS. For a person to have zero cost in the labor they sell, there has to be capital that can accrue and grow. There is no capital involved in selling ones own labor, as the labor is the capital." 15
The amount of tax income collected by the United States government increased by over 9% from the amount collected in 2005. This is a pretty significant jump. Corporate income taxes increased by almost 30%. The big rise in corporate income taxes implies that corporations are continuing to be profitable, and can thus donate more money to the government. The increase in individual taxes would more than likely be from the corporate CEOs, and other senior management, reaping the benefits of their companies' success, as well as from the profits paid out to investors as dividends. These rich elitists are very small in number and have major influence on the government and its policies via their tax contributions. As the chart below shows, there clearly is an aristocracy in the U.S. where the top 5% of individuals are making 33% of the income in this country, and paying 57% of the taxes. 16
As the median income per household for the year 2006 was $48,201 ($26,036 per individual) 17, the increase in income tax revenue is not likely from the average American, as illustrated in this chart showing the percent distribution of individuals per income group:
Although the increase in taxes most likely comes from the wealthier individuals in the country, the working middle class still adds a significant share to the amount of individual income taxes collected by the government. The wealth and taxes chart above detailing tax distribution by income level is somewhat misleading and creates the impression that the working class contributes very little to the tax revenues. The bottom third of Americans (two-thirds of the bottom 50% on the income distribution chart above) receive tax refunds via the Earned Income, and Child Tax credits, thus reducing the amount of taxes paid for the group as a whole. The upper-third, or individuals earning over $40,000 generally have positive tax contributions.
The question Americans have to ask themselves is are they contracting with the government to provide a service, and if so is that service worth the amount paid in exchange for it. Obviously the wealthy corporate interests in this country have benefited handsomely over the policies of the government and, as such, have every incentive to assure that government continues to operate as is. But have the majority of Americans benefited from these government services? Based on the analysis of the cost centers above, I would think the answer is no. If we reduced the top three "black holes of spending" mentioned above by 90%, this would free up $1.6 trillion dollars in costs. The size of these departments would be comparable to other government departments, and the American people would have much more wealth in their pockets. Wouldn't it be nice to have 15% of your income refunded to you? And on top of that, 7.65% (15.3% if self employed) of FICA taxes refunded as well? By voluntarily contributing to government in the form of income taxes, you are indirectly saying that you approve of the services that are being offered. They can engage in no activity without the resources to support it. The working class collectively does have a voice, as it provides a significant share of tax revenues.
The Balance Sheet (Assets and Liabilities)
The biggest asset the government has on the books is it's property, plant and equipment (this is mostly real estate). PPE is valued at $689 billion, constituting 46% of total assets. The PPE number consists of $362 billion in equipment attributed to the Department of Defense, accounting for half of its total, and just under 25% of total government assets. Yes you read correctly, our government has one-fourth of its assets in the form of military equipment. Real property (land and buildings) account for 10% of total assets. The other major assets are inventories, and loans receivable (including student and electric loans), together accounting for one-third of the government's assets. Total assets grew by 3.4% from 2005 to 2006 to $1.5 trillion.
You're probably wondering how it is that the biggest asset is military equipment? It's very odd to see this number dwarf the real property number as it does. Our military definitely has the most technologically advanced equipment on the market, but the number seems slightly high. In any event, I was wondering how the military accounts for its soldiers. Per the enlistment contract it is clear that soldiers fit the military definition of equipment. 18 In traditional terms they look more like indentured servants, or that of a vassal pledging military service to a feudal lord in exchange for room and board. It is sad that we own so much in the way of military, but as a country we have long term investments accounting for only 5% of total assets.
The liabilities owed by the government total $10.4 trillion. This represents 6 times the amount of assets on the books, and an increase of over 5% from the previous year's total liability amount. It is also 4 times the amount of revenue generated for the year. The biggest component of liability is debt securities held by the public. The amount held by the public at large is $4.9 trillion. Federal employee and veteran benefits are the other significant debt pieces, representing $4.7 trillion. These numbers are very significant as each individually dwarf the total assets of the United States government. With no investments on the books, these amounts are essentially not payable unless the government can find a another source of income. This of course does not include social security, Medicare, and other retirement benefits promised by the U.S. Include these amounts and you have a unfathomable amount of over $50 trillion. With increases in taxes or cuts to programs, the social security promises would be defaulted on easily. The social security debt has been growing at a rate of over 10% a year since 2002 per the GAO's unaudited numbers, and the growth gets exponentially bigger with each passing year. The debt to government employees and veterans would also get thrown to the wayside. The debt owed to foreigners could be managed somewhat, but eventually it's management would prove futile as well as giving away the government's financial outlook.
Economics: The Real Danger
As grim as the picture above appears, it's still incomplete as accounting has its limitations. Although the numbers are usually pretty accurate, accounting gives you a snap shot of an entity's financial picture at any given moment in time. It tells the present, but provides nothing as to why the present is the way it is, or where the present is headed. Accounting also assumes stable fixed variable inputs. For instance, the value of the numbers being reported on is for the most part to remain fixed into perpetuity.
Because of these limitations, an economic analysis needs to be done to provide relevant information to those inquiring. Economics is dynamic, while accounting is static. This is a plus to economics but the drawback is that it entails managing several inputs which are all intertwined, and the inputs are not stable. It's actually best when coupled with accounting data.
So speaking economically, if we look more closer at the national debt amount of $10.4 trillion, it looks less frightening when compared to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the U.S. The GDP is simply the amount of goods and services produced by a country in a given period. The U.S. has by far the biggest GDP of any country (excluding the European Union which is about the equal to the U.S. GDP) at $13.2 trillion. Japan is second with GDP of $4.4 trillion. 19 All of the world's wealth is still in the good ol' US of A. But GDP is the nation's wealth, not the government's. However, when evaluating the credit of a nation, as opposed to looking at it's debt to asset ratio, creditor nations will focus on the debt to GDP ratio. This is done under the premise that the government can nationalize all of the assets in the country to make good on the debt. In other words, the government's debt becomes our debt. The debt of the U.S. is 65% of GDP. 20 This places it as the fifth highest among the top ten nations with the highest GDP (actually the true debt percentage is 72%, which would rank the U.S. third in highest GDP) as this source cites old data. If we only include the debt owed to foreigners and exclude the debt to federal employees, the amount is only 37% of GDP. The debt, in and of itself is manageable, assuming of course that the GDP value (stable value, not growth per se) is relatively constant. This stability depends mostly on the stability of the dollar.
It All Rides on the Dollar
As we all know, money is the life-blood of any economy. Its stability is actually more important than its worth. Just the right amount is needed, equally matching the GDP figure, or the amount of goods and services in the economy. Too much causes inflation, too little causes stagnation. Money's stability, among other things, is highly dependent on the exchange rate between currencies and the appreciation/depreciation against each over time. As of the time of this writing, of the top 10 countries with the highest GDP, the U.S. Dollar's value was on par with the Canadian dollar, 116 times the Japanese Yen, nearly 8 times the Chinese Yuan, almost twice the Brazilian Real, three quarters the value of the Euro, and half the value of the British Pound.
The above exchange rates represent the strength of the currencies, but the more important number is how stable have the currencies been against each other. Too much growth or decline is not good, but the decline is usually much more fatal as it leads to inflation. In the 6 year period from 2000 through 2006, the dollar appreciated against only one currency, the Brazilian Real by 18.4%. It has devalued by 4.9% against the Euro, 3.3% against the British Pound, and remained on par with the Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan (the Chinese pegged their currency value to the dollar for political reasons), and the Canadian Dollar. 21 The appreciation against the Brazilian Real is due to the tremendous economic instability of the country by a fiscally irresponsible government. But it appears they have since weathered the storm. 22
As bad as the numbers above are, in respect to the European countries, 2007 has proved to be an absolute disaster for the dollar. It seems the War with Iraq, the housing market disaster, illegal immigration, and record deficit spending is starting to take its toll on the economy. In this year alone, with the exception of the Japanese Yen, the dollar has depreciated against every currency named above. It depreciated by 46% against the Brazilian Real. This is in large part to Brazil getting their act together as opposed to the dollar's poor performance. But against the Canadian Dollar, the dollar has declined by more than a third, by 13% against the Euro, 12% against the Chinese Yuan (this despite the Chinese partial pegging to the dollar), and 10% against the British Pound. These declines are massive and are reflective of an unstable economy.
To put the above in the context, an unstable economy incites inflation. But when inflation gets out of control, you have hyperinflation. Basically what happens is the prices rise as the economy tries to protect itself from the excess money supply. This in turns increases GDP, which is a good thing as far as the debt/GDP ratio is concerned, but in times of inflation, debtors gain and creditors lose. However, when inflation is too high to the point where you can't even keep up with it (i.e., going to the store for a loaf of bread and the price increases while you're in route to the store), the economy tanks. GDP shoots up like a rocket, then rapidly collapses. The GDP number decreases because consumption stops as merchants fair better by holding on to their real assets, investing stops for the same reason: because internal commerce has stopped. Imports are at a halt as countries can't rely on their currency, and exports are stifled too because internal trade has stopped. The situation can be compared to a river dam breaking, thus flooding the area, and then subsequently the entire river drying up. This is the situation we find ourselves in today. Our moronic President had this to say recently:
"I think I got a B in Econ 101. I got an A however in keeping taxes low, and being fiscally responsible with the people's money."
Whatever the President is doing, it sure isn't great economics. It looks more to me like he got a "B" in the Evil CON 101 and an "A" as in Actor for creating the illusion that he's keeping taxes low. Inflation is a hidden tax and it is definitely fiscally irresponsible. America's hope rests in getting that clown and the rest of his crew out of government, and electing someone who actually has respect for the American People's money. That man is Ron Paul, one who would stabilize our economy and bring it back to its glory days.
Source of financial information: Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Report of the United States Government
1 Wikipedia: United States Public Debt
2 8 USC Sec 1101(a)(21)
3 U.S. Department of Defense
4 Global Issues: World Military Spending
5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
6 Dr. Mercola: Modern Health Care System is the Leading Cause of Death
7 North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO): The Obesity Society
8 U.S. Social Security Administration
9 Working Life via the Labor Research Association
10 48 USC Sec 1320b-7 Sec(d)
11 Wikipedia: Social Security Administration
12 Department of Veteran Affairs
13 Wikipedia: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
14 8 USC Sec 1101(a)(22)
15 Voluntary Tax: Why Today's Income Taxes as Applied are Illegal!
16 Wikipedia: Taxation in the United States-Tax Distribution
17 Wikipedia: Household income in the United States
18 Department of Defense: Military Equipment Valuation & Accountability
19 Wikipedia: List of countries by GDP (nominal)
20 Wikipedia: List of countries by public debt
21 Wikipedia: Table of historical exchange rates
22 Time: BRAZIL Toward Stability
copyright FranG 2007
With the recent talks of the dollar's strength diminishing against key currencies worldwide by the likes of people like Alan Greenspan, the housing market fiasco, billion dollar put options investments, the raising of the debt shield, as well as the verbal economic war with China and it's potential use of the "nuclear option" against the U.S., I decided to personally dig through the financial statements of the United States Government/Corporation, as of fiscal year ending September 2006, and see first hand just how bad things have really gotten.
I must say, being an accountant and former auditor, upon looking at the financials my face literally cringed. This is a classic case of a company well into the stages of financial distress. We are not becoming stressed, we're already stressed and have been for some time now. Any logical company will not do business with a company in distress as they can be foreclosed on at any time by their creditors. The largest creditor nations of the United States are 1) Japan at about $612 billion, and 2) China with about $420 billion 1. These two countries alone own 20% of the total U.S. debt.
I observed something rather peculiar when combing through the financials. I noticed that the United States has received a disclaimer opinion on its financial statements for the tenth straight year from it's auditor, the Government Accountability Office (GAO). For those that don't know, a disclaimed opinion equals no opinion. When an auditor disclaims an opinion, they are saying that not enough information is available to them to rule either favorably, or unfavorably on the financial statements. As an investor, would you invest in a company whose auditors have not issued an opinion on it's financial condition in 10 years? Well, ironically, U.S. Treasury Bills are considered a risk free investment and, as a result, have the lowest yield of any investment in the U.S. stock market. An illustrated summary of the financial health of the government is listed below:
The Cost Centers
The United States government has hundreds of departments and agencies but we will focus our attention on the major departments. The five largest cost centers for the U.S. Government are 1) the Department of Defense, 2) the Department of Health and Human Services, 3) Social Security Administration, 4) interest on Treasury Securities Held by the Public, and 5) the Department of Veteran Affairs. These cost centers account for $2.2 trillion, or just over 75% of the total operating costs for the year; with the top 3 comprising about 20% each of the total costs... It's interesting to note that the interest owed on treasury securities increased by over 20% of the amount for fiscal year 2005, because interest is a derivative of an underlying debt instrument. This means that the national debt has increased as well (more on the national debt later). The Department of Veteran Affairs, on the other hand, experienced a decline of nearly 60% in it's costs from the 2005 level. It appears veterans have suffered a decline in the amounts of benefits and service it receives from the government as a direct result of interest obligations to outside parties.
If we include the top 10 cost centers for the United States, we have a total cost of operations of $2.6 trillion, or just under 90% of the $2.9 trillion dollar total. Of the seemingly infinite depth of the arms of the government, a mere ten of them absorbs nearly all of the costs. The bottom half of the ten cost centers are 6) the Department of Agriculture, 7) the Department of Education, 8 ) the Department of the Treasury, 9) the Department of Transportation, and 10) the Department of Energy. The overall amount of expenditures for 2006 by all government departments and agencies was $2.9 trillion.
About the Departments (i.e., Cost Centers)
For all intents and purposes, the U.S. provides its citizens and nationals, as well as state nationals (state citizens but non-U.S. citizens) 2 with the service of defense from foreign invasion and internal insurrection, the promotion of health and general welfare, and economic security. The question is: are we getting our money's worth? Let's look at each in detail, particularly the mission statement from their websites:
Department of Defense (DOD)
"With our military units tracing their roots to pre-Revolutionary times, you might say that we are America’s oldest company. And if you look at us in business terms, many would say we are not only America’s largest company, but its busiest and most successful." "With over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, and 669,281 civilian personnel, we are the nation's largest employer. Another 1.1 million serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. About 2 million military retirees and their family members receive benefits." 3
So have they succeeded? Well they were successful in allowing the most deadly attack of terrorism in the world's history to take place on their soil about six years ago... This happened despite the U.S. accounting for 43% of the world's military spending. China and Russia are a distant second, accounting for only 6% each. 4 But is this a good thing, having the toughest military in the world? Not according to James Madison, the country's fourth President, founding father and chief architect of the U.S. Constitution for the United States of America. According to Madison:
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
Unfortunately, the U.S. is not taking heed to the wisdom of Madison's words as illustrated in the chart below. Hopefully those who are responsible for government policy could take notice of these figures and trim all this excess bureaucratic fat from the defense budget.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDES MORE THAN 300 PROGRAMS, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include:
Health and social science research
Preventing disease, including immunization services
Assuring food and drug safety
Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans) and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people)
Health information technology
Financial assistance and services for low-income families
Improving maternal and infant health
Head Start (preschool education and services)
Faith-based and community initiatives
Preventing child abuse and domestic violence
Substance abuse treatment and prevention
Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals
Comprehensive health services for Native Americans
Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism. 5
So again I'll ask, has this department lived up to the goals of its mission statement? Since we are talking about the health of Americans, I think a close look at some medical statistics would be a very key indicator of that success. According to a group of PhDs:
"The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The total number of iatrogenic [induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures] deaths shown in the following table is 783,936.
It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251." 6
They go on to say that the the industry is responsible for nearly one million deaths, at a cost of about $482 billion. These amounts are in 2001 dollars, which represent 77% of the Department of Health's FY2006 budget. To say that they have erred in providing for the health and welfare of Americans is a gross understatement.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a major agency within HHS, is responsible for the oversight of food and drug safety in the country. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a sister agency and close affiliate. The agencies have failed miserably! The health of Americans has degenerated beyond belief under the watchful eye of these agencies. A key indicator of health of course is the weight of an individual. Beginning in the 1980s, the country saw a rapid rise in the obesity and overweight rates of Americans. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) listed below chronicles the increase. 7
As you can see, 64% of Americans were overweight as of the year 2000, with nearly half of these obese, or severely overweight. The number of overweight Americans jumped by 36% in 20 years, corresponding to an annual growth rate of 1.6%. This is an absolute tragedy by any measure. The number of obese Americans more than doubled in this time-frame, with an annual growth rate of about 3.7%. The fact that the obesity growth rate has outpaced that of simply being overweight is evidence that once a person becomes overweight, it becomes much easier to continue in a downward spiral in relation to overall health.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs. 8
U.S. citizens all have a social security ID number and are strongly advised to pay of their salary, 6.2% for social security, and 1.45% for Medicare to be reaped upon their retirement. These withholdings of earnings (FICA taxes) are held in trust by the United States on behalf of its citizens. So let's evaluate the trustees and see if they have been in compliance with their fiduciary duty to it's beneficiaries.
As of 2006, the excess of expenditures over revenues, was nearly $6.5 trillion. The annual deficits of the program have increased at a rate of 9% since 2002. The numbers reflect the 75 year plan and include future nominal revenues and expenditures through the year 2080 discounted to their present value. Medicare (Part A, the version most citizens contribute to via wage withholdings), which is technically administered by the Department of Health, is in even worse shape with a 2006 deficit amount of $11.3 trillion. The enormity of the numbers can be attributed to the baby boomer generation nearing retirement age. The year 2007 will be the start of an exponential trend upward in the difference between beneficiaries for social security benefits, and the labor force that will be contributing to the trust fund. The year 2017 is the first year where projected payments to beneficiaries will exceed contributions from the current workforce. I must add that the GAO is predicting a long-term "real" wage increase of about 50% higher than the projected CPI. This despite the fact that real wages have been declining since 1964. 9 This means they are expecting nominal wages to out-pace inflation in the long run. If you assume that the two are equal, then the 2017 date of expenditures exceeding revenues will be much sooner. Listen to a video interview of David Walker, the current Comptroller General for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the nation's top accountant and the federal government's auditor, describing the ensuing crisis of social security and Medicare brought about through "fiscal irresponsibility."
I'm not sure about you but this sounds like yet another failed government program to me. The beneficiaries of Social Security and Medicare, the general working public, are contributing to a fund that will not be able reimburse him in the far future. The FICA employment taxes have effectively overtaxed the middle and lower class of citizens with its cap on income subject to social security taxes to just under $100,000. Seeing as this is a dead program, a good idea would probably be to cut your losses and withdraw from the plan altogether. Participants should tell the United States government they no longer wish to voluntarily contribute to a plan that provides them no benefits. Title 48, as well as Title 26 concerning the Internal Revenue Code, is not public law, but private contract law which makes it voluntary. Furthermore, nationals (not to be confused with "national of the united states") are not the intended beneficiaries of the program. 10 "To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions." 11 Withdrawing from the trust fund will afford you an increase in income of the 7.65%, 15.3% for self employed individuals, that you have been essentially unconditionally donating. Who wouldn't want a 15% raise? Pull your money out of this house of straw and do with it as you wish.
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
"Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less." "Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans." 12
A look at the numbers reveals that, although the VA (Department of Veteran Affairs) is the 5th largest cost center for the United States, its budget is just under 4% of the total annual operating expenditures of the government. According to Wikipedia:
"VA's budget—which has always been sparse—has been pushed to the limit in recent years by the War on Terrorism. In December 2004, it was widely reported that VA's funding crisis had become so severe that it could no longer provide disability ratings to veterans in a timely fashion....VA's backlog of pending disability claims under review (a process known as "adjudication") peaked at 421,000 in 2001, and bottomed out at 254,000 in 2003, but crept back up to 340,000 in 2005." 13
The War on Terrorism noted above caused a priority shift on the part of our government. The War on Terror has resulted in record annual deficit spending since its commencement in 2003. This has resulted in an annual increase in our cost of borrowing. The 2006 interest payment amount of $222 billion on the national debt represents an increase over the prior year's payment by 22%. In this same period, the VA funding has plunged by a whopping 58%!
So what does it mean? It means if you go off to war to risk your life and limb for the benefit of your country, then your country-the United States Corporation's political administrators-will not return the favor. So quite simply, do not enlist in a combat career with a government that will make promises it can't deliver on...
(continued in part 2)
copyright FranG 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
by Brandon Dean
"I hired you to help me start a war. It's a prestigious line of work with a long and glorious tradition!"
---Vizzini, from The Princess Bride
"Life is pain, highness--anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something."
---the dread Pirate Roberts, from The Princess Bride
"No wonder you're having nightmares-you're always watching the news."
----Lori Quaid, from Total Recall
(note the pyramid with the rising sun behind it and a blue
Mars about a third (33) of the way up the pyramid and off the horizon)
If you haven't seen either one of these films, I highly recommend The Princess Bride, and I sort of recommend Total Recall for the plot, not for the quality of film making.
A (sort of) quick synopsis:
The Princess Bride:
The story starts off on a farm in medieval times in the country of Florin. The word "florin" has multiple meanings, all pretty much involving money. The original currency known as a florin was Italian, but the British use a silver florin. The country of Florin in The Princess Bride is an allegory for Britain.
Their enemy "on the other side of the Florin [English] channel," is a country called Guilder, which is an allegory for France. The word "guilder" is an old word meaning someone who attends a guild. Guilds have served different purposes throughout history. They have traditionally been the predecessor of workers' unions, masters of different trade craft.
To get straight to the point, guilds were exactly equivalent to modern day unions. Both have the potential of being benign organizations, though both are, were, and have always been completely corrupt.
I don't think I need to cite a modern example; Everyone knows the mafia infiltrated the unions all over this country early in the 20th century, and the mafia was in collusion with the government; Jimmy Hoffa, anyone?
There is a great and well-known example of how corrupt the guilds of ancient Rome were. Namely, the firefighters' guild of Rome, who were basically government terrorists. They would pay people to go around and start fires in the homes of political opponents, and make the opponents pay them to put the fire out, or else let the house or business burn to the ground. Wow...
This message is in The Princess Bride if you can see it.
So... Getting back to Princess Bride:
Back on the farm, Westley the farm boy (the "west" has always symbolically represented progress) falls in love with the farmers' daughter Buttercup. When he grows up, he decides he must see the world and aquire success deserving of Buttercup's hand.
While sailing the ocean seeking his fortune, a boat Wesley is on is attacked by the dread Pirate Roberts, who leaves "no survivors."
Westley manages to survive by pleading with Roberts, who sees the passion in his eyes, and is somehow moved by this to spare his life.
Westley spends the next few years on board the pirate ship. One day Roberts pulls him aside and explains that he himself is not the real dread Pirate Roberts, but that he had been in a similiar situation as Westley, and the Roberts before him had given him the same speech.
Now he wanted to make Westley the new dread Pirate Roberts so he could retire. So Westley became Roberts.
Meanwhile, Prince Humperdinck of Florin (whose name was inspired by the German composer Humperdinck, who composed the fairy tale opera "Hansel and Gretel" among many other things) decides for some reason he has to start a war with Guilder, and he hires an agent provocateur named Vizzini to help him do it.
Prince Humperdinck needed a new wife to complete his plan, and being that he had the right to marry any "maiden" (worker) in the land, he chose Buttercup, the most beautiful he could find. She did not love him, but mourned her lost Westley, whom she thought was dead after hearing of the attack on his ship.
So Vizzini kidnaps Buttercup, and takes her by ship across Florin Channel to Guilder with the intention of killing her on the Guilder frontier, thus fixing the blame on Guilder itself (government-sponsored terrorism).
Westley, however, has somehow heard of this plan, and he chases Vizzini and his two counterparts across the channel and into Guilder, eventually recovering Buttercup and killing Vizzini in the process.
The prince, on the "chase" of Vizzini, discovers Vizzini dead, and then catches the two reunited lovers.
He has Westley thrown in the Pit of Despair, where he is tortured to death.
Westley is rescued however by Vizzini's two counterparts. Westley had spared both their lives in pursuit of Buttercup, and they felt he could help them kill the man who killed one their fathers at the same time as saving Princess Buttercup from being married to Humperdinck, who now plans to murder his new bride on their wedding night and blame it on Guilder.
Anyhow, Westley is brought back from the dead by Miracle Max, and they successfully storm the castle, killing the father-murderer, and saving Buttercup from being killed.
Douglas Quaid is a new brand of Manchurian Candidate. His real name is Hauser, and he is a super-secret agent for the horrendously corrupt governor of the Mars Federal Colony, Vilos Cohaagen.
note the narcissistic messiah imagery displayed by the Quaid character
Quaid volunteers to have his memory wiped in order to penetrate the army of the rebellious mutants who live on Mars, who were actually made mutants because of Cohaagen's withholding of oxygen, and because Cohaagen would not build proper domes to block the UV rays of the sun for the poorer sectors of the colony. (that's not allegory, right?)
Hauser as Quaid is planted on Earth with a wife and a job until Cohaagen is ready to activate his plan for Quaid, which is to infiltrate and kill the leader of the rebel movement on mars, Cuoto. He is given a fake memory as Quaid, although he is never at peace with this, and feels he is called for some reason to go to Mars, although it is swamped with war and violence.
He randomly sees a commercial for a company called "Rekall", which implants false memories of vacations into people's brains to make them think they went on an exotic vacation to wherever they want, for much cheaper than the cost of actually going to the same place.
He decides since his wife (implanted by "the agency" to watch his progress) does not want to go to Mars, he will take a virtual vacation.
When he gets the implant however, there is a problem. The doctor implanting the memory inadvertantly uncaps his old memories, and Quaid wakes up as Hauser freaking out and blabbing about his role on Mars.
Since he is constantly monitored, this instantly alerts a crew of secret agents that he is a traitor and needs to be killed, so they start trying to kill him.
Quaid manages to get to Mars via normal transportation, and eventually meets Cuoto, believing himself with his new persona (given to him by Cohaagen) to actually be against Cohaagen, and he convinces the mutant rebels of the same. This of course leads Cohaagen directly to the elusive Cuoto.
But Hauser perserveres as Quaid, and betrays his former alliances in order to save the mutants and regular denizens of the Mars colony. He discovers what has always been suspected or even known by the mutants, which is that in one of the mines (which produced some sort of chemical for a war back on Earth, and was therefore very valuable) the government had discovered a huge machine made by ancient aliens which would unleash the core of Mars, which was made of ice, and therefore water. Cohaagen knew (or suspected) this would bring life to the planet, but he also knew (or suspected) this would be the end of the chemical which made Mars worth colonizing for his company, which was one in the same as the government. Sound familiar...?
In any case Quaid saves the planet by activating the "defrosting" machine the aliens left behind. The planet almost instantly develops an atmosphere and a blue sky.
Here is an example of state-sponsored terrorism:
This is Dreden, Germany, where during World War II anywhere from 35,000 to 135,000 german citizens (not military) were firebombed and murdered in their homes in the middle of the night by the American and British governments. There were no military outposts or detachments in the town, and it was of absolutely no strategic significance. The allies did it solely to terrorize the german population into submission. Go USA!
Burnt bodies of children... Burnt bodies of dogs and cows, cats and trees, destroyed beautiful German homes and buildings that had been around for a thousand years. What a fucking shame...
What do all these things have in common, and what were the producers of those two films trying to tell us?
Well, in The Princess Bride, the ruler of Florin (Britain) pays a wealthy businessman to start a war with his neighbor. Here in the real world, in 1952-53, the CIA decided to take over the government of Iran, and they did so by spreading flyers claiming the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mosadeq, was a communist in league with the Russians, and an atheist. Well the predominantly Muslim country didn't like this at all.
Then, a bunch of "extremists," hired of course by the CIA and British Intelligence, started going around murdering religious leaders and claiming to represent Mosadeq.
Just like Vizzini leaving a shred of cloth from the uniform of a Guilder soldier on Princess Buttercup's horse before shooing it back to the castle after she was kidnapped.
Mosadeq died in prison...
In Total Recall, the government of Mars pays a lowly mutant cab driver to infiltrate his own people, therefore betraying Quaid and the resistance.
In Germany after the burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, the Nazis plucked a manchurian candidate out of one of their mental hospitals and left him naked on the street bleeding from his head, screaming about how he'd started the fire, and how he was a communist.
So Hitler enacted the equivalent of the Patriot Act, giving himself dictatorial powers to avoid "the threat of communism."
The Princess Bride was directed by Rob Reiner, who is an editor of the Huffington Post, which is a leftist news organization funded by other questionable organizations.
One can only ponder whether it was a subliminal way to teach people about our true history of government-sponsored terrorism, or a way to desensitize the public to the idea itself. It is up for debate, but I think I can present a couple examples which point toward the film being a subversive way of awakening the people, and is therefore an asset to freedom.
1) The evil pirate spares the lives of the criminal swordsman and the slow giant because both displayed compassion in saving his life before he bested them at arms and spared their lives in return. This lesson is way too valuable for the banksters to let that slip in if this was truly a propaganda piece.
2)Rob Reiner wasn't always a fat rich asshole who wanted to take away our freedom by putting taxes on cigarettes while he courted heart disease by scarfing down scones and apple fritters. He was quoted once upon a time as saying "Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.."
And he's right. This is very powerful insight into reality. I'm not saying Rob Reiner is a spiritual guru; what I'm saying is he's a shrewd businessman with a philosophical way of looking at things, and he has been corrupted by his wealth into thinking he has a mission to accomplish, but I don't think he works for the Illuminati.
3)Those who perpetrate the state-sponsored terrorism in the film are presented as inbred, stuck-up, morally defective royals, and there is an obvious glorification of the plight of the poor, and the beauty of life itself without politics or need of money. The overall message is: love is the answer to life's problems, and true love will conquer all. That mixed with the exposure of government sponsored terrorism leads me to believe Rob Reiner was actually aware of what he was doing, and was trying to expose the Illuminati's age-old technique of control, as opposed to him trying to manipulate the public in some way with the film.
"Death can't stop true love" ----the dread Pirate Westley
Total Recall, however, is an entertaining yet obvious piece of government propaganda. The pyramid in the picture above shows you everything you need to know. There is one three second shot of a pyramid in the film, and therefore the pyramid on the release posters and the DVD cover are incongruent with the film, and thrown in without a seeming purpose. The pyramid is, however, an age-old symbol of the control of the Illuminati, with the rising sun behind it representing the rising of the the "illuminated (enlightened) ones."
At the end of Total Recall, you're still not sure whether the whole story actually happened, or whether it only occured in Quaid's mind.
The film is based on a Phillip K. Dick story called "We can Remember it for you Wholesale." Although Phillip K. Dick is on the good side, and was trying to expose what's really going on through all of his fiction, the producers of Total Recall bent the message to their own needs.
We see through the symbology in Total Recall a messiah/superman figure, who chooses to deny his wicked ways in order to bring a glorious new day, or a "new order" of things to Mars while outwardly serving the higher purpose of compassion, overcoming all the odds. This is one of the stated ways the Illuminati has always planned to infiltrate our society. They've actually written it down for Christ's sake...
One of the producers of Total Recall, Buzz Feitshans, also produced the following films, among others:
Shadow Conspiracy, 1997 (!!!!!)
all of the Rambo films
Extreme Prejudice, 1987
Uncommon Valor, 1983
Act of Vengeance, aka the Rape Squad, aka The Violater, 1974 (!!!!!)
I'm just sayin...
Arnold Schwarzenegger's father was a Nazi commissioned officer. One of Arnold's favorite poses as a competion body-builder was reminiscent of his devotion to his father's legacy:
I could go on and on about Schwarzenegger's narcissistic, hateful, womanizing history, but I think just the fact that he was the star of the film, he was a huge star already, AND HE FUNDED THE FILM, thus him having considerable influence over aspects of the film is enough to make the film suspect. Arnold attends the Bohemian Grove in northern California, where the elite of the entire world perform ancient babylonian rituals to stop caring about what we "profane" care about and to do mock-human sacrifices to Sumerian demons while claiming to be the moral and political leaders of our world. That's not suspicious...
I believe Total Recall is meant to desensitize us to the already-known fact that mind control exists. Yet in the story itself, by Phillip K. Dick, you can't help but feel the humanity seeping through. Dick's message can truly be seen as this: "the conspiracy is huge, but we can fight it individual by individual, no matter what we did or believed in the past."
The message of the film is "Fantasize about helping humanity, but you don't want your eyes to bulge out of your head, and you're not Arnold, so give it up." You can see this in the fact that we don't even know if the story happens at all, or is just a fantasy of Quaid. It leaves the question: "Is the conspiracy real, or are you just crazy, and imagining all of this?"
The film also inadvertantly portrays another thing Dick was exposing (no pun intended--really Smiley ), which was the fact that there is an inherent genetic memory which can totally recall our entire bloodlines' histories, given the right guidance. Our genetic memory is physically perceived at this time as "wisdom," which is simply the re-awakening of the lessons already learned by our ancestors through experience. Have you ever felt when you learned something new that you've always known it, and had no way to put it into words until now?
This is your genetic memory saying you already knew it, and you do already know everything you're going to learn in your life. You just have to realize it, or become enlightened (illuminated).
So another lesson learned:
Question everything you're told, and that means EVERYTHING...
Because you'll find that one thing you may feel badly about is actually good for you, or another thing you always thought was good for you is actually bad. Which is which is up for you to decide..
copyright, Brandon Dean 2007
contributor: splitbabyniblet at Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Truth will set us Free
This thought popped in my head the other day: if one simply tells the truth in absolutely all cases, then no harm can come to him. So I pondered on this notion for awhile and have come to the conclusion that this world is in chaos because human beings simply do not tell the truth. These are my thoughts. If we define the words lie and truth, we see they have very broad meanings:
1 a : an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker to be untrue with intent to deceive b : an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker
2 : something that misleads or deceives
1 a archaic : FIDELITY, CONSTANCY b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance
2 a (1) : the state of being the case : FACT (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : ACTUALITY (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
Proverbs 19:9, "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish."
1 Timothy 1:9-10, "…the law is not made for a righteous man, but…for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
Titus 1:2, "...God…cannot lie, "
So what does all this mean? It is my belief that everyone lies to some extent. Not like the NWO who speak a mountain of lies, but on a small scale we all speak (not necessarily verbal) lies. But the definition of truth tells us that we are dealing in reality when we speak the truth. To not do this is to speak a lie by default, and thus, to deal in fiction. We as sovereign citizens, and lovers of God and what is right, need to live this reality as opposed to merely fantasizing about it. Because a fantasy is not real, we are sinning against God (i.e., ourselves) by talking the talk instead of walking the walk. As the Bible quote above reads, God cannot lie. It is a physical and conceptual impossibility. We, in our striving to be God-like, we must assume the responsibility of living by truth.
So what happens when one lives in a world of lies? The person who lives in a world of lies has an upside down reality. His life makes no sense, it is filled with abnormalities, hardships, and paradoxes. Furthermore, reality seems to evade this person and we see chaos on an individual scale. When lying becomes the culture of communities, we start to see the chaos on a more global scale, thus all of the confusion that we have in society today. And given the high incidence of lies in our society today, or people's entire reality being based on such, one can conclude that things are really as bad as the Matrix film portrays. Things are not what they seem in the world, is a gross understatement, to one who deals in lies. As per the Bible quote above, one cannot survive in a world based on lies, but "shall perish."
This brings me to next point. The primary reason that people lie. I contend that it is done primarily out of fear. Fear of the unknown. When one lies to become wealthy, he has a fear that wealth cannot be obtained honestly. When one spares a loved one truthful information, for fear that they cannot handle the truth, the lie is told out of fear for the emotional or physical safety of a loved one. When we lie to our kids about Santa Claus, we have a fear that we cannot instill the same level of happiness in the child by telling the truth. Similar to a ball of snow rolling down a hill, small lies eventually turn into big lies. As lying becomes more and more of our reality, the more chaos ensues in our daily lives. Our lives become more of a mystery and we seem to take steps in the wrong direction because we do not where the ground is.
Lastly, we are controlled merely by our fear. Fear is the underlying motivation for lying. The definition of fear is:
1 a : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger b (1) : an instance of this emotion (2) : a state marked by this emotion
2 : anxious concern : SOLICITUDE
Fear is an unpleasant state that is felt by man. It is painful, but a natural and necessary part of life. It is part of the learning process. If one understands the roots of his fear, it can be checked via an understanding of reality. Remember it is not reality that harms us, but fiction. When fear is unchecked, it causes us to lie, to other people often but chiefly to ourselves. What we are doing when we lie as a result of this fear is creating an alternate reality in a desperate attempt to alleviate the pain caused by fear. This causes chaos which further frustrates the individual and only perpetuates the fear as opposed to eliminating it. As Yoda said ever so wisely in The Phantom Menace:
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
Lying is the direct result of fear. Fear is how we are controlled by the NWO. They control us quite simply by their laws, which are totally unjust, and our willingness to be governed by those laws. As the Bible quote above says, "the law is not made for a righteous man, but…for liars.." So if we are truly righteous, then why is it that we allow ourselves to be controlled? Why do we bow to a law that is bestowed upon us by liars? Do we accept the laws as a result of the confusion in our lives, brought about by the lies we tell; either to ourself or others? If it is so easy to tell the truth, why is it that so many people find it hard to do? It's because lying serves as a tranquilizer to stop the pain currently being felt.
So in conclusion, walk with the sword of truth and you cannot be harmed. Lying is something that we all engage in and firstly must accept the reality of that statement. After this, we work our way towards living by truth and we become invincible; immune to unjust law, and released from the captivity of our fears. It is an extremely difficult path to walk and only a few will walk it. Too bad for those who will not walk it, as the path of truth is the only way out of this maze we are in.
copyright, FranG 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
by Brandon Dean
Does anyone else have a constant nagging in the back of their minds telling them they're missing out on something? Is it telling you there is something more out there beyond what we perceive to be happening?
Have you ever wondered why animals hear and see and feel things we do not? Having grown up around dogs, I have often wondered what the world looks like through their eyes since I was young. Dogs have poor eyesight, and I think the fact that I used to wonder about a dog's sight instead of their greater senses like hearing, smell, or touch is case in point of a purely human stigma.
The stigma is this: we as humans are not in touch with our deeper senses. Animals are.
Our five senses all are restricted to a perceptual frequency range. Since some might not follow that immediately, here is a picture of an analogue audio waveform:
The above pictured display is from a machine which is calculating the energy of an audio wave pulsating through it. The green line (pulsating up and down) is a representation of what the audio wave would look like if our eyes could see it (in a linear fashion). It's there, and it's a visible thing to those whose eyes are able to see it. If your eyes could see a radio or TV wave, that's probably the most of what you'd see, because they're quite literally everywhere, going in and out of your body as if you weren't there. We certainly did not invent radio waves; we simply harness and manipulate them.
Our eyes do see waveforms however, just not radio or TV waves (or a number of other wave types). In fact, everything we see is an analog waveform. All matter is made of waves, condensed to tighter or looser vibrations.
Look at the waveform in the above picture. it's pretty cut and dry. it's demonstrating how a dog's frequency range is wider than a human's. Therefore they hear more than humans. The vertical red arrows pointing both up and down approximately demonstrate a canine's frequency range compared to the human's in blue. This same waveform applies to all of our senses, including: hearing, sight, taste, touch and smell. We perceive everything as a wave, including thought.
Try to look at the brain as an antenna, not generating but receiving electrical signals from the heart (your blood pulse is governed by electricity), which receives its signals from the electro-magnetic core of the earth itself. From the world around us. This is quite literally what's happening...
A chart for comparing human and canine sense of smell would look very similar to the chart above. For vision, the opposite is true. The human has a wider frequency range of vision than a dog..
But then there's the eagle, whose vision range is FAR greater than humans. People seem to accept they see farther and clearer, but not understand they actually see MORE.
There is definitely more out there, and just one look at that audio waveform should be proof enough to start you wondering. Why?
This is why: take a good look outside the range of human hearing (the part where the dog hears and we don't-above and below our range), and then imagine how much there is out there we do not hear at every moment.
Now think about our sense of touch, which also dwells within a frequency range. Imagine all the things that are in and around us which we can't feel, because they're either above or below our frequency range.
How about sight, smell? What is out there--in here--we can't perceive?
Now think about this: scientists have proven mathematically that humans only percieve of 5-10% of the known matter in the universe!!
That just so happens to coincide with the long-known fact that humans are only using 5-10% of the electrical impulses in their brain.
Are we ever really home? Are we ever really home when we can't even know what's going on ALL AROUND US AT EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY? Do you wonder why humans "can't get no satisfaction?"
What are we searching for? Why do we intentionally destroy the very ecosystems which will sustain our species? Why does the conflict between other animal species seem so easily explainable, yet the conflict between humans seem to make no sense?
Are we just blind, deaf, mute monsters thrashing about in a wild state of carnal fury? Why do you feel like you know less every time you learn something you didn't know before? Are we actually searching for answers to questions already known, only to flounder with confusion every time we subconsciously realize it?
Being that "here" is a perceptual place, unique according to each life form, the question "why are we here?" becomes useless. "Why?" is unanswerable. It doesn't matter why we're here, because what is "here" in the first place?
Everything you view as solid and stable will fall apart. There is no solidity and there is no stability. Everything we perceive is in flux constantly. In other words, our reality is constantly changing, and nothing is still. Our Milky Way galaxy is literally hurtling through the universe at millions of miles per second, so you've never been in the same place twice, and never will be. Everything is constantly changing all the time, yet sticking to patterns that become more chaotic as you focus closer in on them.
It is literally impossible to do the exact same thing twice. If you generalize it, you can recognize patterns which tell your brain the same thing is happening, but there are minute and gigantic
Now let's get back to this waveform/reality thing. As the human race awakens to the slavery and hypnosis we've been put under, and realizes the true potential of the human brain, our frequency range for all of our senses IS widening.
I personally believe, once we have learned to fire 100% of our brain's electrical synapses, we will realize we are all an extension of the driving force in the universe, which you can call love, God, a good equation, or whatever you choose. We are all an expression of god whether you believe in whatever religion, or are an atheist and call nature or math your god. Our brains, being manipulated, tell us the space between us is a constant, and tell us time is a constant. But neither are true. Both fluctuate constantly just like everything else.
Once our frequency ranges swell and reach their full potential, the dividing lines between them and us will come crashing down.
The dividing lines all stem from a duality of nature, and manifest in the form of conflict where it didn't previously exist.
This is the root of: action+reaction=solution, divide and conquer, the Hegelian Dialectic (thesis+antithesis=synthesis), and even the fact that opposites attract...
Those who desire control over humanity realize where there is harmony, there is strength. Where there is conflict there is weakness. So a despot will impregnate conflict within an otherwise harmonious situation to cause discord, which serves as a distraction from harmony. There is an actual scientific explanation for this, which I can get into if anyone wants to know...
We can help each other widen all of our frequency ranges simply by adding knowledge to our brain's store. We may dwell in a conscious world, but we are absolutely controlled by our subconscious, which is not an individual thing---it may even be our perception of god, and it is in all of us. Our subconscious is nothing more than our thoughts and dreams and vision and taste and smell and touch which dwell outside of our frequency range. By creating conflict where it didn't exist before, therefore injecting duality in an otherwise concordant situation, the despot restricts the frequency ranges of ALL our senses! Without conflict, there is no restriction of our range of senses. They literally have control of our perception of the subconscious through creating conflict!
That is why I do not feel at home, and that is why humans "can't get no satisfaction."
As all of us gradually become aware of our slavery, and that it's well beyond a mere physical or even psychological enslavement, their oppression itself will grow to meet the threat which harmony itself represents. But their oppression will fade away in the end as humans gradually discover the power of harmony.
All the oppression we've ever felt was exactly equivalent to the pressure we've accepted, invited and allowed to happen.
Brandon Dean, copyright 2007
contributor: splitbabyniblet at Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
edited by Brandon Dean and FranG
September 11th, 2007
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the Political, Legal and Financial bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments and the Legal, Political and Financial institutions which inevitably form around them are long established and should not be changed for light or transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these united States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present United States Corporation as legalized under the 14th Amendment to our Constitution is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
Our Declaration is inevitable. The United States Corporation, all of its subsidiaries, and all government agents who profit at the expense of the God of Nature's law are under indictment
- for allowing a foreign group of pirates to rape this country for everything it has, from its political system to its social system to its financial system
- for violating our Constitution by accepting titles of nobility from a foreign nation as per the 13th Amendment to our Constitution
- for the implementation of a constant State of Emergency through Executive Order, and for creating martial law through trickery under the guise of the humanitarian "freeing" of the slaves
- for establishing a corporation to conduct the "business" of government under a deceptive name with the intent to deceive the public into believing it is a Legislative Body
- for violating our Constitution by allowing a racket of foreign interests to have complete control of our economy by giving private interests the power to decide the inflation or deflation of our money supply and the interest rates for the common loan according to their own selfish interests. These private interests have repeatedly been shown to purposefully inflate our economy for the purpose of putting a stop to loans to create a cash deficiency so they may purchase the devalued assets at a fraction of their previous worth.
- for assigning a legal name to bribery called "lobbying"
- for giving the stolen wealth of the People away to the same racket of private foreign interests mentioned above by using Fort Knox gold as collateral on purposefully failed loans.
- for involving us in countless wars through using subversive acts of aggression against sovereign foreign nations
- for being intimately involved in the funding of foreign armies that would attack American Citizens
- for committing domestic acts of terrorism including the mild or slow poisoning of our food supply, negatively affecting our cognitive abilities
- for committing domestic acts of terrorism including the mandating of poisonous vaccinations, negatively affecting our cognitive abilities
- for committing domestic acts of terrorism including the poisoning of the air we breath and the water we drink, negatively affecting our cognitive abilities
- for selling legislation to super corporations to have a monopoly over the means of production for basic human necessities
- for allowing agencies with no legal form, including but not limited to the Internal Revenue Service and Child Protective Services, to extort resources from American Citizens in kangaroo courts
- for imposing Taxation Without Representation in the form of unconstitutional taxes on property and labor
- for purposefully leading juries away from the principles of the common law, to the detriment of our Republic.
- for allowing the private property of Citizens to be extorted by super corporations for private means
- for forcing Americans Citizens to accept an unrepresented fiat currency for all debts due them
- for violating our Constitution by censoring the free speech of sovereign Americans
- for making clandestine deals with foreign nations and adding states to the Union, in violation of our Constitution
- for endangering the lives of Citizens by intentionally not guarding the borders of these united States and allowing foreigners free access to the People's resources
- for making laws in violation of our Constitution which restrict Citizens from the pursuit of happiness through federal agencies such as the FDA, EPA, BATF, FBI, NSA, FEMA, etc.
- for perpetuating pseudo-wars against Citizens and foreign nations via the "War on Drugs" and "The War on Terror"
- for committing the genocide of entire races of people through deadly viruses under the guise of humanitarian aid
- for actively engaging in the worst terrorist attack in the history of war on September 11th, 2001
- for the illegal trafficking of children through federal agencies such as Child Protective Services, which render them wards of the state under the guise of the parent violating laws which themselves conflict with our Constitution
- for the illegal intimidation, detention and torture of American Citizens
- for intentionally silencing the voice of the People through election fraud
Nor have We the People been wanting in attentions to our despotic government. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by our congress to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of how we've legally become mere chattel of international corporations with no duty to these united States. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common plight to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt and ultimately destroy our civility and social structure. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the People of these united States of America, in Focused Fortitude and Determination Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these united States, solemnly publish and declare, That these united States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the United States Corporation, and that all political connection between them and the United States Corporation, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
contributor: splitbabyniblet at Tuesday, September 11, 2007