Rebel Against the Real Enemy – Income Inequality

We have witnessed the engineering of a great divide in America, thirty years in the making. No time in the history of America, including the civil war era, has this country been so polarized and divided. This last presidential campaign brought to the surface all of the vitriol, hatred, racism, xenophobia, and paranoia. The election has not quelled the tensions, and in fact, may have accelerated the tensions.

Now, we are facing the possibility of a recount in several states. Accusations of vote rigging and manipulation run rampant, even in lame stream media. The president elect has not exactly stepped up to call for calm and reconciliation.   The world watches in utter disbelief as these events unfold. This brings us to the point of this article—what is really dividing us.

Once again the average, common, hard working Americans have been duped into blaming each other for their current state of economic stagnation, lack of a decent living wage, and crumbling infrastructure. It’s the poor urban blacks sucking our revenue by not working and living off welfare. It is the Latinos who are pouring across our borders and taking our jobs and dealing drugs. It’s the refugees streaming in who are terrorists in disguise and they are ready to blow up our schools and our malls.

We have a message for all of us who think it is an attack on white America. We all have something in common, that is middle white America, urban Blacks, Latinos, legal and illegal, and refugees, we are all POOR and getting POORER by the day. If we all could realize this fundamental fact, and it is a fact, and we united against the real enemy, corrupt politicians doing the bidding of their criminal bosses on Wall Street, and walked arm-in-arm to Washington TOGETHER, we would watch a whole bunch of elitists changing their underwear and start looking for a way out of Dodge. Consider carefully the following report.

Last week Credit Suisse released its latest annual global wealth report, which traditionally lays out what is perhaps the biggest reason for the recent “anti-establishment” revulsion: an unprecedented concentration of wealth among a handful of people, as shown in its infamous global wealth pyramid, an arrangement which as observed by the “shocking” political backlash of the past few months suggests that the lower ‘levels’ of the pyramid are increasingly unhappy about.

As Credit Suisse tantalizingly shows year after year, the number of people who control just shy of a majority of global net worth, or 45.6% of the roughly $255 trillion in household wealth, is declining progressively relative to the total population of the world, and in 2016 the number of people who are worth more than $1 million was just 33 million, roughly 0.7% of the world’s population of adults. On the other end of the pyramid, some 3.5 billion adults had a net worth of less than $10,000, accounting for just about $6 trillion in household wealth. And in between is the so-called global middle class – those 1 billion people who rising anger at the status quo made Brexit and Trump possible.

Coincidentally, we tracked down the first Credit Suisse report we found in this series from 2010, where the total wealth of the top “layer” in the pyramid was a modest $69.2 trillion for the world’s millionaires. It has nearly doubled in the 6 years since then. Meanwhile, the world’s poorest have gotten, you got it, poorer, as those adults who were worth less than $10,000 in 2010 had a combined net worth of $8.2 trillion, a number which has since declined to $6.1 trillion in 2016 despite a half a billion increase in the sample size. The same goes for the layer right above, also known as the “middle class.”

How about the very top?cs-wealth-2_0-top-of-the-pryamid

Things here are even more nuanced, with 28.9 million people whose net worth is between $1 and $5 million gradually tapering off to just 140,900 Ultra High Net Worth individuals who control more than $50 million in assets each.  Of these, 50,800 are worth at least USD 100 million, and 5,200 have assets above USD 500 million. The total number of UHNW adults is about 3% higher than a year ago (4,100 individuals), and the increase has been relatively uniform across regions, except for the higher than average rise in Asia- Pacific countries (10%)

Wealth differences within and between countries

Wealth differences between individuals occur for many reasons. Variation in average wealth across countries accounts for much of the observed inequality in global wealth, but there is also considerable disparity within countries. Those with low wealth are disproportionately found among the younger age groups, who have had little chance to accumulate assets. Others may have suffered business losses or personal misfortune, or live in regions where prospects for wealth creation are more limited. Opportunities are also sometimes constrained for women or minorities. In contrast, many individuals can be found at the other end of the spectrum who have acquired large fortunes through a combination of talent, hard work and good luck.

The wealth pyramid in the following figure  captures these differences. The large base of low wealth-holders underpins higher tiers occupied by progressively fewer adults. We estimate that 3.5 billion individuals – 73% of all adults in the world – have wealth below USD 10,000 in 2016. A further 900 million adults (19% of the global population) fall in the USD 10,000–100,000 range. While average wealth is modest at the base and in the middle tiers of the pyramid, total wealth there amounts to USD 35 trillion, underlining the economic importance of this often overlooked segment.

The base of the pyramid

The layers of the wealth pyramid are quite distinctive. The base tier has the most even distribution across regions and countries , but also the most uneven range of personal circumstances.

In developed countries, only about 20% of adults fall within this category, and for the majority of these individuals, membership is either transient – due to business losses or unemployment, for example – or a lifecycle phase associated with youth or old age. In contrast, more than 90% of the adult population in India and Africa falls within this range. For many residents of low-income countries, life membership of the base tier is the norm rather than the exception.

Mid-range wealth

In terms of global wealth, USD 10,000 –100,000 is the mid-range band. It covers around 900 million adults who represent a high proportion of the middle class in many countries. The average wealth of this group is quite close to the overall global mean wealth, and its combined net worth of USD 29 trillion provides it with considerable economic clout. India and Africa are under-represented in this segment, whereas China’s share is disproportionately high. China and India provide an interesting contrast. India accounts for just 3.1% of those with mid-range wealth, and that share has changed very little during the past decade. In contrast, China accounts for 33% of those with wealth between USD 10,000 and USD 100,000, ten times the number of Indians, and double the proportion of Chinese in 2000.

The high wealth bands

The top tiers of the wealth pyramid – covering individuals with net worth above USD 100,000 – comprised 5.9% of all adults at the turn of the century. The proportion rose rapidly until the financial crisis, but has remained quite stable since that time. It currently comprises 8.2% of the global total, nearly the same as in mid-2015. Regional composition differs markedly from the strata below. Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region (omitting China and India) together account for 89% of the group, with Europe alone providing 144 million members (36% of the total). This compares with just 5 million adult members (1.2% of the global total) in India and Africa combined.

The pattern of membership changes once again for the US dollar millionaires at the top of the pyramid. The number of millionaires in any given country is determined by three factors: the size of the adult population, average wealth, and wealth inequality. The United States scores high on all three criteria, and has by far the greatest number of millionaires at 13.6 million, or 41% of the worldwide total (Figure  3). For many years, Japan held second place in the millionaire rankings by a comfortable margin – with 13% of the global total in 2011, for example, which was double the number of the third placed country.
However, the number of Japanese millionaires has fallen, alongside a rise in other countries. As a consequence, Japan lost its second place to the United Kingdom in 2014, but bounced back again this year because of exchange rate appreciation.

After a drop this year, the United Kingdom falls to third place with 7% of millionaires worldwide, followed by Germany, France, and China with 5% each, and Italy, Canada, and Australia with 3% each. Switzerland, Korea, Spain, and Taiwan are the four other countries with more than 350,000 millionaires, which is the minimum requirement for a one percent share of the global total.

Changing membership of the millionaire group

Year-on-year variations in the number of millionaires can often be traced to real wealth growth and exchange rate movements. Last year, we reported that widespread depreciation against the US dollar had resulted in a significant reduction in the number of millionaires between mid-2014 and mid-2015. This year, the changes in both directions have been relatively modest: a net increase of 596,000 or 2%. Japan reversed the trend of recent years, adding more than a third to its total (up 738,000 to 2.8 million). Millionaire numbers rose again in the United States, but only by 283,000, which is less than the typical rise in the period since the financial crisis. The downside was experienced by the United Kingdom, which lost around 15% of its millionaires (406,000 adults), and to a lesser extent by Switzerland (down 58,000), and China (down 43,000).

cs-wealth-5_0-change-in-growth-of-millionairesHigh net worth individuals

The usual source of information on wealth data – official household surveys – tends to become less reliable at higher wealth levels. To estimate the pattern of wealth holdings above USD 1 million, we therefore supplement the survey data with figures from “rich lists” such as the Forbes annual tally of global billionaires. These rich list data are pooled for all the years since 2000, and well-known statistical regularities are then used to estimate intermediate numbers in the top tail which are consistent with the Forbes data. This produces plausible estimates of the global pattern of asset holdings in the high net worth (HNW) category from USD 1 million to USD 50 million, and in the ultra-high net worth (UHNW) range from USD 50 million upwards.

While the base of the wealth pyramid is occupied by people from all countries at various stages of their lifecycles, HNW and UHNW individuals are heavily concentrated in particular regions and countries, and tend to share more similar lifestyles, for instance participating in the same global markets for luxury goods, even when they reside in different continents. The wealth portfolios of these individuals are also likely to be more similar, with a focus on financial assets and, in particular, equities, bonds and other securities traded in international markets.

For mid-2016, we estimate that there are 33.0 million HNW adults with wealth between USD 1 million and USD 50 million, of whom the vast majority (28.9 million) fall in the USD 1– 5 million range

There are 2.5 million adults worth between USD 5 million and 10 million, and 1.5 million more have assets in the USD 10– 50 million range. In terms of HNW membership, Europe briefly overtook North America in 2007, but North America regained the lead in 2010, and now accounts for a much greater number, namely 14.7 million (45% of the total), compared to 9.8 million (30%) in Europe. Asia-Pacific countries, excluding China and India, have 6.0 million members (18%), and another 1.6 million are found in China (5% of the global total). The remaining 816,000 HNW individuals (2% of the total) reside in India, Africa or Latin America.

Ultra-high net worth individuals

Our calculations suggest that 140,900 adults worldwide can be classed as UHNW individuals, with net worth above USD 50 million. Of these, 50,800 are worth at least USD 100 million, and 5,200 have assets above USD 500 million. The total number of UHNW adults is about 3% higher than a year ago (4,100 individuals), and the increase has been relatively uniform across regions, except for the higher than average rise in Asia- Pacific countries (10%).

North America dominates the regional rankings, with 73,400 UHNW residents (52%), while Europe has 29,800 (21%), and 18,800 (13%) live in Asia-Pacific countries, excluding China and India. Among individual countries, the United States leads by a huge margin with 70,400 UHNW adults, equivalent to 50% of the group total (Figure 5).  This is a small increase of 500 compared to mid- 2015. China occupies second place with 11,000 UHNW individuals (up 640 on the year), followed by Germany (6,100, up 500). The United Kingdom lost by far the greatest number of UHNW individuals (down 700 to 4,700), but still heads France (4,100, up 600). In contrast, Japan gained the most (3,600, up 1,000), and now occupies sixth place. Italy (3,300, up 400), Canada (2,900, up 100), Korea (2,500, up 200), and India (2,300, up 100) are the other countries with the highest numbers of UHNW individuals. This represents a 100-fold rise of UHNW individuals since the turn of the century. A further 8,500 UHNW adults (6% of the total) can be found in Hong Kong, India, Korea, and Taiwan.

The wealth pyramid captures the contrasting circumstances between those with net wealth of a million US dollars or more in the top echelon, and those lower down in the wealth hierarchy. Discussions of wealth holdings often focus exclusively on the top tail. We provide a more complete and balanced picture, believing that the base and middle sections are interesting in their own right. One reason is the sheer size of numbers and their political power. However, their combined wealth of USD 35 trillion also yields considerable economic opportunities, which are often overlooked. Addressing the needs of these asset owners can drive new trends in both the consumer and financial industries. China, Korea and Indonesia are examples of countries where individuals have been rising rapidly through this part of the wealth pyramid. India has not shown similar progress to date, but has the potential to grow rapidly in the future from its low starting point.

This, my global friends, is the real problem and reason why we are angry. It is so important to start thinking instead of reacting emotionally. This is why we have to look closely at how easily we were manipulated to focus on each other and not have our attention on the criminals who were and are robbing us of our future. We have been blogging about this for years now, but somehow those who need to hear the truth the most are not hearing any of it. It is time to wake them up. How? Well we really don’t have a better understanding of that than when we started, but maybe, just maybe, collectively we can figure that out. Not much time left before it all comes crumbling down.

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Thoughts for the Current Incredible Events

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” –Shakespeare from Hamlet

There are many Americans reeling right now, uncertain of the future. The Ironic part is they occupy both sides of the political divide that both the left and right worked so diligently to create over the last 50 years. Those on the right believed in less government and let the forces of the market place define the future, only to find themselves in economic bondage. Those on left deluding themselves by believing that they were part of a progressive liberal view of what the natural evolution of government and democracy should be and their view would be embraced on a global basis. On a global basis it has not resonated. This last election demonstrated that both of these views were soundly rejected and NOBODY really won the election by a landslide. By that we mean that neither candidate received more than 35% of the POTENTIAL vote and 51% of those who could vote chose not to vote or participate.

As a result, the most unlikely candidate won the presidency to the shock and horror of those who thought they were “in-the-know” on both sides of the divide. Now, everyone wonders what happens next to America, America’s role in the world, and indeed the impact of this election on the current world situation. This fear and wonder extends to global leaders in both the West and the East. What does it mean to the global economy? What is going to happen in relation to on-going global conflicts and those allied and opposed to the current US policies and war efforts?

“The future is operative and speculative. It leads the contemplative to view with reverence and admiration the glorious works of the Creator, and inspires him with the most exalted ideas of the perfections of his divine Creator”. –Anonymous

We would like to suggest that our current reality is a construct of our collective consciousness. We, meaning all of us, have collectively created this reality to finally wake our asses up and let us begin to understand we must ACT to confront the greed, avarice, bigotry and racism in the world. We, each and every one of us must ask ourselves who we really are and how we are, as individuals, going to act and respond to what is going to happen next. Are we going to allow the building of walls, mass deportations, registrations of people based on religion or ethnicity? Are we, as a global community, going to respond to one another out of fear and ignorance? Are we going to allow a future where the education of our children is not a priority? Are we going to ignore and fail to act in relation to the dramatic changes in our climate? Are we really going to do that by just sitting back and lamenting as to how things have turned out? Are we still going to feel helpless and fail to act?

Here is a few suggestions that may help us work through the next few months. Each of us should ask ourselves a few questions about who we really are.

Have you accepted that whatever seems to be is not, and that that which seems not to be, is?

Have you learned that facts are fallacies, and physical existence a delusion?

Do you accept that material bliss is impossible?

Are you willing to relinquish your former associations, to cease to concern yourself in the affairs of men?

If you seriously contemplate these questions, we believe the following thoughts will emerge.

You will soon behold the true origin of your vision, the hope of humanity. It is universal and crosses all boundaries of ideologies.

The cares of life will fade; misery, distress, hatred, envy, jealousy, and unholy passions, will consequently be blotted from your existence and that will collectively lead to the necessary disobedience and non-compliance of the status quo.

Men must seriously consider those truths which, under inflexible natural laws, govern the destiny of man.

It is love that enslaves mankind; love that commands; love that ensnares and rules mankind.

Love is the seed, and sorrow is the harvest, but this harvest of sadness is to man the richest gift of love, the golden link that joins the spirit form that has fled to the spirit that is still enthralled on earth.

He who heeds best his sorrow-teacher is in closest touch with humanity,

Once we realize these truths, we will throw down our weapons and set aside our hate and fears. We will refuse to destroy our towns and villages, and countries for material gain of a few elites, and we will finally see the dignity that ALL humans possess. We will at last have awakened to the truth of our collective divine destiny.

The Real Source of Anger in the American Electorate

There is a palpable anger involved in this year’s presidential election. More than 50% of the electorate would vote for any other viable candidate than to vote for Trump or Clinton. Trump’s unfavorable rating is 62% and Clinton’s unfavorable rating is 54% by the latest Huffington Post poll. The lame stream media try to gloss over and simplify this stark reality in a 15 second sound bite that “people are fed up with career politicians.” But if that is the case how does this fit in Trump’s case? The reality is much more deeply rooted in our current economic and social realities. In a word it is Neo-colonism. BTW it is a global phenomena and not just an American economic reality.

We all know how old-fashioned colonialism worked: the imperial power takes political and economic control of previously independent lands. In the traditional colonial model, there are two primary benefits:
1. The imperial power (the core) extracts valuable commodities and low-cost labor from its colony (the periphery)
2. The imperial power sells its own high-margin manufactured goods to the captured-market of its colony.

This buy low, sell high dynamic is the heart of colonialism, which can be understood as one example of the The Core-Periphery Model (June 11, 2013). The book Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History is an excellent history of how this model worked for Great Britain.

The Imperial Core controls finance and credit via its multinational banking sector, and it maintains high profit margins via its state-cartel model of production. The state enforces a cartel-crony-capitalist pricing structure in which competition is strictly limited to street stalls and black markets, and the corporatocracy can raise prices at will: for example, pharmaceutical products such as Epi-Pens can be re-priced at will from $60 to $600 each. It can control essential commodities at its whim, such as the cost of fuel, electricity, food, health care, etc.

If the colonists resist, the resisters are silenced and the media brought under control of the Imperial Deep State. This traditional model of colonialism was forcibly dismantled in the 1940s-1960s. Former colonies established their political independence, a process that diminished the wealth and global reach of former colonial powers.

In response, global financial powers sought financial control rather than political control. This is the key dynamic in the Neocolonial-Financialization Model, which substitutes the economic power of financialization (debt, leverage and speculation fueled by globalized mobile capital) for the raw power of political conquest. The Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United was the coup de tat in America of that “in your face” move to control absolutely the political process. It is no surprise then that the national debt has skyrocketed to nearly $20 Trillion.

The main strategy of financialization is: extend cheap credit to those with limited access to capital. Those with limited access to capital will agree to penalties, high interest rates, etc. because they have no other way to acquire a university degree, a mortgage, a vehicle, etc.

These tactics have been well-documented in books such as The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. But the economic pillaging of former colonies has limits, and as a consequence the Imperial financial powers developed the Neocolonial Model, which turns these same techniques on their domestic populations.

In the E.U. version of Neocolonialism, the forces of financialization are used to indenture the peripheral Elites and populaces to the financial core: the peripheral “colonials” borrow money to buy the finished goods manufactured in the core economies, enriching the ruling Elites with A) the profits made selling goods to the debtors B) interest on credit extended to the peripheral colonies to buy the core economies’ goods and “live large”, and C) the transactional skim of financializing peripheral assets such as real estate and State debt.

In essence, the core banks of the EU colonized the peripheral nations via the financializing euro, which enabled a massive expansion of debt and consumption in the periphery. The banks and exporters of the core extracted enormous profits from this expansion of debt and consumption.

Now that the financialization scheme of the euro has run its course, the periphery’s neocolonial standing is starkly revealed: the assets and income of the periphery are flowing to the core as interest on the private and sovereign debts that are owed to the core’s central bank and its money-center private banks. Note how little of the Greek “bailout” actually went to the citizenry of Greece and how much was interest paid to the financial powers. The same was true of the so-called stimulus packages of the FED in the US.

greek-debtThis is not just the perfection of neocolonialism but of neofeudalism as well. The peripheral nations of the EU are effectively neocolonial debtors of the core, and the taxpayers of the core nations are now feudal serfs whose labor is devoted to making good on any loans to the periphery that go bad. Neocolonialism benefits the financial Aristocracy of both the core and periphery. This is ably demonstrated in the recent essay Misrule of the Few: How the Oligarchs Ruined Greece.

In the U.S., the Neocolonial-Financialization Model now dominates the U.S. economy. America’s debt-serfs now toil their entire lives to pay down student loans, mortgages, auto loans and a host of other debts. High debt loads strip mine their earnings (already declining due to hidden inflation) and makes it difficult to acquire any income-producing assets of their own.

Note that the wealthy own productive assets while the peasantry “own” debt. We are now reaching the limits of the predatory, parasitic Neocolonial-Financialization Model. There are no more markets to exploit with financialization, the incomes of the debt-serfs have stagnated to the point they cannot take on any more debt and the reality that the mountains of debt are un-payable can no longer be masked.

ownership-societyNo wonder the Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed. The U.S. peasantry has been strip mined exactly like the powerless colonial peasantry in the old colonial model, and they are finally identifying their oppressors: the ruling Elite of the U.S.

Therefore it is incumbent on us all really to understand the source of our anger. The political action needed in NOT arguing over which candidate is better because they are truly birds of the same predatory cloth. No, our anger and actions should be directed to ending our serfdom. That is at the state and federal levels in CONgress. Get informed, direct your frustration in a meaningful manner, and demand our representatives work for all the people or impeach every one of them. C’mon we are not the idiots they are assume we are, we are for the most part much smarter than that. However, they are correct when they assess we are lazy. C’mon, especially millennials, you know that is the truth as well.

Remember the fact is we get the government we deserve, not the government that is owed to us.

 

Outrageous Facts Not Conspiracy

In a world where truth is harder to uncover than fiction, our truths have been hidden from us by two social engineered mechanisms. First is political and social correctness. We don’t speak about ugly truths because it “might offend someone”. So silence is insured. The second mechanism is “just label it a conspiracy”. Once that label is applied, then the person speaking is an idiot, not to be taken seriously.

Well, truth stands alone. Truth can be examined in a scientific method. By that we mean that if I say this is fact and it seems unlikely, then if you independently set about to debunk it, you will have to have definitive proof I was wrong. However, if my assertion is repeatedly found to be accurate, then it is fact.

So for each of the outrageous facts below, we challenge any reader of this article to validate or debunk the fact. We are certain you cannot debunk these facts; and these facts are really outrageous and should all of us “up in arms”. Fair warning.

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  1. The IRS is not a U.S. Government Agency. It is an Agency of the IMF. (Diversified Metal Products v. IRS et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I., Public Law 94-564, Senate Report 94-1148 pg. 5967, Reorganization Plan No. 26, Public Law 102-391.)
  2. The IMF is an Agency of the UN. (Black’s Law Dictionary 6th Ed. Pg. 816)
  3. The U.S. has not had a Treasury since 1921. (41 Stat. Ch.214 pg. 654)
  4. The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF. (Presidential Documents Volume 29-No.4 pg. 113, 22 U.S.C. 285-288)
  5. The United States does not have any employees because there is no longer a United States. No more re-organizations. After over 200 years of operating under bankruptcy it’s finally over. (Executive Order 12803) Do not personate one of the creditors or share holders or you will go to Prison.18 U.S.C. 914
  6. The FCC, CIA, FBI, NASA and all of the other alphabet gangs were never part of the United States government (even though the “US Government” held shares of stock in the various Agencies.) (U.S. V. Strang , 254 US 491, Lewis v. US, 680 F.2d, 1239)
  7. Social Security Numbers are issued by the UN through the IMF. The Application for a Social Security Number is the SS5 form. The Department of the Treasury (IMF) issues the SS5 not the Social Security Administration. The new SS5 forms do not state who or what publishes them, the earlier SS5 forms state that they are Department of the Treasury forms. You can get a copy of the SS5 you filled out by sending form SSA-L996 to the SS Administration. (20 CFR chapter 111, subpart B 42 2.103 (b) (2) (2) Read the cites above)
  8. There are no judicial courts in America and there has not been since 1789. Judges do not enforce Statutes and Codes. Executive Administrators enforce Statutes and Codes. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428, 1 Stat. 138-178)
  9. There have not been any Judges in America since 1789. There have just been Administrators. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428 1Stat. 138-178)
  10. According to the GATT you must have a Social Security number. House Report (103-826)
  11. New York City is defined in the Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Gulliani stated on C-Span that “New York City was the capital of the World” and he was correct. (20 CFR chapter 111, subpart B 422.103 (b) (2) (2)
  12. Social Security is not insurance or a contract, nor is there a Trust Fund. (Helvering v. Davis 301 US 619, Steward Co. V. Davis 301 US 548.)
  13. Your Social Security check comes directly from the IMF which is an Agency of the UN. (Look at it if you receive one. It should have written on the top left United States Treasury.)
  14. You own no property, slaves can’t own property. Read the Deed to the property that you think is yours. You are listed as a Tenant. (Senate Document 43, 73rd Congress 1st Session)average-income-americans
  15. The most powerful court in America is not the United States Supreme Court but, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. (42 Pa.C.S.A. 502)
  16. The King of England financially backed both sides of the Revolutionary war. (Treaty at Versailles July 16, 1782, Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80)

…and as history repeats itself, Prescott Bush, father of George HW Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush, funded both sides of World War II.  The Bush family has been traitors to the American citizens for decades.

“Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched.” George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with Sarah McClendon in December 1999.

  1. You cannot use the Constitution to defend yourself because you are not a party to it. (Padelford Fay & Co. v. The Mayor and Alderman of The City of Savannah 14 Georgia 438, 520)
  2. America is a British Colony. (THE UNITED STATES IS A CORPORATION, NOT A LAND MASS AND IT EXISTED BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BRITISH TROOPS DID NOT LEAVE UNTIL 1796.) Respublica v. Sweers 1 Dallas 43, Treaty of Commerce 8 Stat 116, The Society for Propagating the Gospel, &c. V. New Haven 8 Wheat 464, Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80, IRS Publication 6209, Articles of Association October 20, 1774.)
  3. Britain is owned by the Vatican. (Treaty of 1213)
  4. The Pope can abolish any law in the United States. (Elements of Ecclesiastical Law Vol.1 53-54)
  5. A 1040 form is for tribute paid to Britain. (IRS Publication 6209)
  6. The Pope claims to own the entire planet through the laws of conquest and discovery. (Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493)
  7. The Pope has ordered the genocide and enslavement of millions of people. (Papal Bulls of 1455 and 1493)
  8. The Pope’s laws are obligatory on everyone. (Bened. XIV., De Syn. Dioec, lib, ix., c. vii., n. 4. Prati, 1844) (Syllabus, prop 28, 29, 44)
  9. We are slaves and own absolutely nothing not even what we think are our children. (Tillman v. Roberts 108 So. 62, Van Koten v. Van Koten 154 N.E. 146, Senate Document 43 & 73rd Congress 1st Session, Wynehammer v. People 13 N.Y. REP 378, 481)
  10. ” The People” does not include you and me. (Barron v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore. 32 U.S. 243)
  11. It is not the duty of the police to protect you. Their job is to protect the Corporation and arrest code breakers. Sapp v. Tallahasee, 348 So. 2nd. 363, Reiff v. City of Philadelphia, 477 F.Supp. 1262, Lynch v. N.C. Dept of Justice 376 S.E. 2nd. 247.
  12. Everything in the “United States” is For Sale: roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, water, prisons airports etc. I wonder who bought Klamath lake. Did anyone take the time to check? (Executive Order 12803)
  13. We are Human capital. (Executive Order 13037).

These are the facts and we welcome anyone to prove them not to be true. The recent election process should make you question the seriousness of what is supposedly our right to elect a representative government. It is an “in your face” farce and we all instinctively know this. “The Government” as we believe it should be does not exist. The United States of America, Inc. is a corporation and those who “govern it” are just administrators of the owners. You are an asset, not a citizen and your birth certificate is a bond of your labor used as an asset of the corporation. It is traded just like any other bond. You are just a capital asset of the corporation. This is why the average worker has seen a -4% in wages since 1973 and the top 0.01% has seen a 4000% increase in their earnings.

Our ignorance of these facts has kept us in bondage. Enlightenment and taking socially responsible actions can free us from this bondage. You can be a slave or you can be a sovereign human being. The choice is yours and yours alone.

The Banks, the Cabal, and War

In our on-going efforts to shine a spotlight on the real facts of why our current world is so dangerous, we want everyone to understand who is really both promoting war and who is profiting.

More than $28 billion has been invested in the production of deadly cluster munitions over the past four years, according to a report released Thursday.  The Cluster Munition Coalition said in a statement that the report on worldwide investments in the weapons — which release submunitions or bomblets on impact — found 158 financial institutions involved in funding their production.

As a result, the Coalition is calling on the institutions and governments “to put an end once and for all to investment in producers of cluster bombs.”  Cluster bombs are banned under international law, but only 100 countries have actually become state parties to that convention.  At present, countries like Syria and Yemen are being bombarded with cluster munitions, added the report.

Cambodia-based Denise Coghlan, head of the Cambodian Campaign to Ban Landmines, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday that the use of the weapons in those countries is “an incredible disaster in terms of creating danger for displaced people and refugees”.  “This week, on June 20, it is World Refugee Day, when we will think about people disabled and displaced by cluster bombs. For these financial institutions to be spending this much money perpetuating these weapons is a mortal outrage,” Coghlan stressed.

Between June 1, 2012 and April 8 of this year, the financial bodies from 14 countries pumped the cash into seven weapons producers that include “China Aerospace Science and Industry, China Aerospace Science and Technology, Norinco (China), Hanwha and Poongsan (South Korea), Orbital ATK and Textron (United States)”, the statement said.  Munitions produced by Textron were found to have been used by Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen since 2015.

“The vast majority of the financial institutions (138) are from countries that have not joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions,” it added.   The U.S., which hosts by far the most companies on the list with 74, is not a signatory, 29 are from China and 26 from South Korea. However, 20 financial institutions that have invested in producers of cluster munitions are from countries that have joined to the convention: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.”

Some of the countries listed in the report have adopted legislation (pdf) that bans certain forms of investment in cluster bombs, including Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Samoa, Spain, and Switzerland. Others have “made an interpretive statement that investments in cluster munitions are or can be seen as prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions.”

Despite the international ban on cluster bombs, more than 150 financial institutions have invested $28 billion in companies that produce them, according to a new report released Thursday.  Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo are among the 158 banks, pension funds, and other firms listed in the “Hall of Shame” compiled by the Netherlands-based organization PAX, a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).

It said that between 2015 and this year, 91 percent of the cluster munitions casualties in Yemen “were civilians, including deminers”, and that 22 percent of the civilian casualties were children.

Cluster bombs, which can be launched from the air or ground, operate by ejecting smaller sub-munitions or “bomblets” that can saturate an area of several football fields, according to CMC. They can remain volatile long after a conflict ends.

“Financial institutions must stop turning a blind eye to the lethal consequences of their investments,” said CMC ambassador Branislav Kapetanović, who survived a cluster bomb in Serbia 16 years ago. “Cluster munitions are being used in Yemen and Syria, causing significant civilian casualties including among children and women. All banks and financial institutions must prohibit investment in companies that produce these indiscriminate weapons.”

Financial institutions should develop policies that exclude all financial links with companies involved in cluster munitions production. Because all investment facilitates this production, no exceptions should be made for third-party financial services, for funds that follow an index, or for civilian project financing for a company also involved in cluster munitions.

We, as customers of these financial institutions, should also take actions. Boycott those institutions that participate. Simply take your business elsewhere and let them know why you are taking those actions. Secondly, if your company or employer has retirement or investment packages with these organizations, let your employer know that giving their business to these institutions is a moral outrage and shame. These may be small steps, but they ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE, now that you know.

Considerations to Ponder re: 2016 Presidential Elections

Our previous article revealed some of the facts of the current state of the world in relation to war. Only 10 nations out of 207 are not involved in armed conflict! Why is this so? The answer is simple, war is profitable to some. Today, the day after a horrific attack, over 103 people in the US were casualties of these conflicts right in our own backyard in Orlando. Our hearts are focused on them today. We cannot imagine their pain and loss. This was the 14th such incident of this nature in the US in the last 12 months, and in each case the FBI had some type of contact with the perpetrators prior to the attacks. What does that really mean?

However, we aren’t going to get into the questions of immigration,security, or gun control or any other distracting discussions here. These are diversions to keep us distracted and in a state of fear. They are designed to have us give up more of our freedoms in the name of security, and most importantly to make us feel helpless and therefore yield more power to our government, which is controlled by the very same corporate interests who profit from more war, more violence, more fear.

You don’t really choose the President, you consent to some pre-selected stooges and “burnable” proxies for those behind the scenes. They, the real controllers, always work with a “burnable” front person, often chosen because there is a skeleton, or sexual preference, or some other scandal that they can be blackmailed or destroyed politically with should they not stick the script of control.   Didn’t you ever wonder why the very worst excuses of humanity run entire corporations and countries (which are private corporations)? Will Hillary or Trump make you safer? No. Will they change anything? No.  Will they increase police and state control?  No doubt. Ironically, we all have a sense of that truth and yet we do nothing; we say nothing. Are we really that apathetic? I can assure you there are 103 families in Florida who will no longer be apathetic.

What to do for the average man?  This may sound crazy, but stop putting your energy into it.  They want your attention and energy.  They want your mind.   The TV networks are every bit as complicit as the purported terrorists (whether false flag or real), don’t watch them!   Bankrupt the TV networks by not watching them.  The Internet is cheaper and far more unbiased. Don’t participate in the one directional blood gore theater (it’s aimed at YOU).  It’s straight out of the script from the movie “Network” but getting mad as hell, like Howard Beall, is not stopping it. Deny them ad revenue from their pharmaceutical sponsors (who get rich selling antidepressants and symptom relief from a thousand different illnesses caused by stress, hopelessness and depression). See the vicious cycle for what it really is and understand the propaganda inherent in corporate media owned by 6 corporations, all owned by the banking families, who in turn control all of the major corporations.

Deprive “them” (however you define “THEM”) your energy of conflict (which they harvest one way or the other – they excel at that!!!).  Cease with the hate of some new “other” that is trotted out each week as the new being to hate of the month club, be it immigrants, Muslims, LGBT, liberals, socialists or any other myriad of “Not One of Us”.  Stop looking for Presidents, Chinese Dragons, Common Law courts, aliens, and other tools of distraction to save you!

You can do something, which is totally counter to everything you have been programmed to think! You can think for yourself. You can ask yourself what you honestly feel within your heart. You can trust yourself to know what is right and moral. YOU can transcend political and religious dogmas. We are sovereign human beings. WE KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT, all of us, without exception.  Can you imagine what could be accomplished if just a 1000 HUMANS were to do this?  10,000? 100,000?  IMAGINE 1 MILLION PEOPLE DOING THIS! Greater things that have transformed the world in the past have been accomplished by far fewer people. ONE Person wrote the Declaration of Independence. ONE Person found the cure for polio. ONE person, Gandhi, defeated the British Empire!

WE HAVE THE POWER TO END THIS NOW!  WHAT WILL WE DO?  DO SOMETHING TOTALLY WITHIN YOUR POWER.   SOMETHING YOU WERE BUILT FOR! WILL WE FINALLY REACH INSIDE THAT ESSENCE OF OURSELVES AND FEEL THE SOURCE OF OUR ESSENCE COME THROUGH AND FINALLY RECOGNIZE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE WILL BE?

TRUTH IS NOT BLASPHEMY, BUT IT’S FREQUENTLY HERESY!  IT’S A LOVE SO DEEP FOR EVERY BEING THAT IT GAVE ITS SELF AWAY TO CREATE LIFE EVERYWHERE AND IN BETWEEN EVERY WHERE AND IN BETWEEN THE IN BETWEEN AS THE HAWAIIAN PRAYER GOES…. YOU ARE SOURCE/I AM… ALWAYS.. ALL WAYS.  YOU KNOW THAT. TIME TO FEEL IT. TIME TO BE IT.  IT’S TIME TO END THIS FARCE OF A REALITY THAT EXCEEDED IT’S SOLD BY DATE 4000 LONG YEARS AGO, THAT IS WE ARE TRULY LIVING IN A  SLAVE COMMERCE SYSTEM, AND ANY SYSTEM THAT MONETIZES HUMANS IS A SLAVE SYSTEM BY DEFINITION OF LAW.

It is time to begin the revolution in our own minds and hearts. It is time to think for ourselves without regard for what others may think. It is a time to let ourselves truly love one other and understand we are all connected in this reality called living. It is time to say NO MORE FEAR, NO MORE HATE, ENOUGH!

Just some things to ponder.

The Economy is Doing Well! Really?

We hear the politicians and pundits saying our economy is doing well. The economy is getting better each quarter. The facts simply do not support the statements. Here are just a few stats to support that the economy may be in its worst shape since the 2009-2010 collapse..

This past week the U.S. government announced the country’s economy rose in the January-March 2016 at a mere 0.5 percent annual growth rate. Since the U.S., unlike other countries, estimates its GDP based on annual rates, that means for the first quarter 2016 the U.S. economy grew by barely 0.1 percent over the previous quarter in late 2015. Growth this slow indicates the US economy may have “slipped into ‘stall speed’, that is, growth so weak that the economy loses enough momentum and slides into recession”, according to economists at JPMorgan Chase.

Last quarter’s 0.5 percent U.S. GDP may indicate the nation’s economy is even weaker than it appears. The economy of the United States’ recent 0.5 percent growth rate is the latest in a steady declining U.S. GDP growth trend over the past year. In the previous fourth quarter 2015, the US economy grew 1.4 percent, which was down from the preceding quarter’s growth of 2 percent and before that 3.9 percent. So the U.S. economy appears to be slowing rapidly over the past year.

Over an even longer period of more than eight years, since the previous peak growth in late 2007, the U.S. economy has grown by a cumulative total of only 10.1 percent. That’s a paltry annual growth of only 1.2 percent a year on average for the past 8+ years.

But even those figures are overestimated. In 2013, the U.S. redefined the way it estimated GDP, adding categories like R&D expenses and other intangibles that artificially boosted U.S. GDP estimates simply by redefining it. That “economic growth by redefinition” raised GDP by around 0.3 percent annually, and in dollar terms by roughly US$500 billion annually. So the real U.S. GDP may be actually growing by less than 1 percent on average per year since 2007; and during the most recent quarter, January-March 2016, the economy may not have grown at all, but may have stagnated, collapsed, and come to a halt.

Isn’t it strange that the “common folk” sense what is going on, but the so-called experts say everything is fine. Nothing to see here folks, move along. We feel it every day. We “know” our economy has never recovered from the great rip-off of 2008-2009. Here are some other supporting facts.

Redefining GDP to boost the appearance of growth is not just a problem in the US in recent years. For example, there are few independent research sources that think China is growing at its officially announced 6.8 percent GDP rate. To note but a couple, both Capital Economics and Lombard Street research estimate that China’s GDP is growing at only around 4-4.5 percent based on close examination of other indicators like electricity usage, power generation, local transport volumes, and so forth. In recent years India officially nearly doubled its GDP overnight by redefining it. Take the official government GDP rate and half it and that’s probably close to India’s actual GDP. In Europe, a number of economies, including Britain, which have been desperate to raise their GDP in recent years, now include drug smuggling and prostitution services in their estimates of GDP. How they come up with such estimates and the pricing of such services is, of course, interesting.

US industrial production (manufacturing, mining and utilities) declined at an annual rate of -2.2 percent this past quarter, after having declined -3.3 percent the preceding quarter. Industrial production has fallen six of the last seven months. US industrial capacity is now at its lowest point since 2010.

Business investment is another trouble spot. Investment in business structures fell by -10.7 percent and investment in new equipment by -8.6 percent, the latter the biggest drop since the 2007-09 recession. Business inventories rose barely, by the smallest amount in two years, continuing a slowing trend of the past nine months.

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And what about consumption, which constitutes about two thirds of the total US economy? US consumer spending has been growing at an average monthly rate of only 0.1 percent. Retail sales, the largest element of consumer spending, has fallen every month on average during the quarter. After having sustained retail sales in previous years, auto sales, a large component of retail sales, declined for the second consecutive quarter during the January-March period. The outlook for U.S. consumer spending recovery is also not too bright. A recent Gallup poll reported that 60 percent of those interviewed indicated the U.S. economy was “getting worse.” Reflecting the poor demand for consumer goods, U.S. consumer prices now hover on the brink of deflation, falling at an average monthly rate of -0.1 percent for the quarter.

Exports are declining, residential housing construction recently plummeted. In other words, not many of the economic indicators that comprise GDP show a promising picture. GDP should probably be even lower than the recently reported 0.5 percent annual and 0.1 percent quarter to quarter growth rates. The U.S. economy has obviously “stalled.” But it’s not the first time. In fact, it’s the fifth time it has since the official end of the last recession in June 2009.

The U.S. economy has experienced now five such single quarter relapses since the 2007-09 recession was officially declared over. The economy collapsed to 0.1 percent in early 2011, to 0.2 percent in late 2012, declined again by -2.2 percent in 2014 and collapsed to 0.2 percent in 2015.

Despite the facts, U.S. government politicians and Federal Reserve Bank officials continue to run around declaring that the U.S. economy is performing well. They like to cite the 200,000 jobs allegedly created in recent months. But a closer examination shows the jobs being created are part time, temp, contract, low paid, no benefit service jobs. Jobs that generate no overall wage increase for the economy and no real income gains for working people.

Young workers 30 years old or less are especially hard hit by this “‘well performing US economy.” A recent study by the Center for American Progress, for example, showed that 30 year old workers earn today the same pay, adjusted for inflation, that 30 year olds earned back in 1984.

Let that sink in a bit. All is NOT well and hasn’t been since the great rip-off of 2008-2009. The facts are the wealth of the American people and American businesses has been stolen and unless we get real serious about stripping monetary policy making from the Fed, break up the big banks, put the real criminals in jail where they belong, and returning the stolen wealth to the people and the country, we are well.. screwed.

This election year reminds us of the words of the Stealers Wheel song: “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am suck in the middle with you.” We really do need to wake up now.