Reality Is Immutable, But Can Be Very Well Disguised

As these turbulent days and weeks transpire it is hard to understand what is really going on and who really is playing the game. The amount of disinformation floating on the “net” is tsunami portions. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? What is the truth and what is the reality we are currently experiencing? Tough questions really. Novelist Thomas Pynchon said it best: “If they can get you to ask the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.”

It is the “they” we must now accurately identify. We seem to understand “they” are the very elite of the world. “They” are those who wish to use their power to control the world and its economy. “They” are the ones that think they have a right to rule us all. Call them the elite, the cabalist, the illuminati, or any other of the dozen monikers we have ascribed to them, they do in fact exist; and they do in fact currently control the world’s economy. “They” are also a very small group.

To put things a bit in perspective, in the US, 10 people have a combined wealth that exceeds the combined wealth of the bottom 160 million Americans. Globally no more than 1700 people have a combined wealth that exceeds the combined wealth of over 5 BILLION global citizens! These are facts and represent part of the “truth”.

However, there is more to the story. “They” have been stealing the wealth of the labor of the rest of us for a long time, but recently their greed has reached obscene portions. Since the turn of the century, income inequality has reached levels never seen before in our history, worse than the Greek or Roman eras, worse than feudal Europe during and through the dark ages. Each time in history this income inequality has reached anywhere near what it is today, revolution has occurred. “They” know this and it is what keeps them up at night.

As “They” gathered in Davos this past week it was quite evident “they” were getting very concerned, judging by the various forums and talks that took place. It is common knowledge and conventional wisdom among the Elite, that everyone should have a “bug-out” plan and a place to hide as all hell is going to break loose soon.

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However, so far, with the exception of a few out breaks like Ferguson, Greece, and Iceland, for example, we, the sheeple, are all still be herded right along to our economic demise. How is this possible? One word, DISINFORMATION. Either we don’t the truth of what is going on, or as most of us awake realize, we are being fed disinformation that our victory is near. Is it?

We are told a new dawn is here and there are “ascended masters” and benign off worlders who are orchestrating our rescue from these despots. Really? What prove really exists for these contentions. I am not saying that those who are promoting these ideas are bad guys, not in the least. What I am saying is they may just be dupes being fed disinformation to keep those who are awake from taking the actions that need to be taken. Is it not OUR planet? Is it not our futures and our children’s futures at stake here? Is it not OUR responsibility to act in our own interest?

Our reality is our responsibility to create. I, for one, certainly appreciate any help we can get, but I also have the sense that we are being played big time in areas of finance, governance, and education. For example, are the BRICS the antithesis to the NWO or just the NWO in a different dress? Think about it?

We are sovereign, we are eternal by nature, we are one with the Creator, and we are all one with each other. Isn’t it time we accept reality and take the responsibility that is associated with reality and clean this mess up? I hold no anger for the “elite”. Boys will be boys and they will expectedly continue in the manner that has rewarded them so well. But reality is demanding a “Time-Out”. Let’s get this party started. Think for yourself. Accept nothing as truth that YOU personally cannot confirm. Then Stand-up, Speak UP and Act UP! Enough!

Throwing Off the Yoke

In our previous articles we endeavored to help everyone with a clear picture of what “awakening” entailed and the simple steps it takes to expand awareness and begin to understand our true nature and the true nature of the universe. In each step we also tried to show that everything we were discussing was apparent and actually backed by scientific proof.

However, once awake, there are some obvious and interesting questions that become apparent. These questions concern our lack of progressive evolution and the fact there seems to be very dark forces in control of our planet right now. So is this true, and if so, why do these dark forces have control of governments, the economic system, and our lives? Why do we face endless wars, crippling poverty, devastating hunger, and lack of economic progress in the face of exceptional technology and capabilities?

It seems that Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has momentarily been interrupted by extraneous forces. Could it be that from a very early time that there are forces at work that are hell bent on enslaving us? If we look to ancient scriptures we can get a sense that this might be true. The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis suggests that “something” did make it presence known and in fact corrupted “new man”. There also stories in other ancient writings naming these forces by a number of names. The Annunaki, JIns, Shadow Beings are just a few of the referred “evil spirits” that seem to have been interfering in the natural course of human evolution.

It seems this force is a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so. Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of beliefs, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routine oriented, and egomaniacal.

These alien predators are called Archons, Arkontai in Greek. The texts from Nag Hammadi describe them as heavy, elusive, shadowy creatures. The Archons have chosen that name on purpose. They take symbols that are positive and try to associate them with something negative in the minds of human beings. ISIS is a recent example of this technique of control. Now, this name is all over the mass media. If somebody from the street reads about Isis – in human mind their image of fanatics killing people is formed instead of associating Isis as a Goddess of light. This is how association of the mind works.

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They have done the same thing many times in the past. The Nazi’s have taken a very old symbol of the swastika – which means spiritual evolution, and turned it around into a symbol of evil. Same thing happened to pentagram and some other symbols in the past. This is why the illuminati are using for example, the All Seeing Eye, they have hijacked the symbol. It’s a symbol of the source and they have hijacked it and it represents an all seeing eye of the one world order. This is how the Archons work. Whenever people see to see symbols they associate it with something negative. And so the positive energy of the symbol can’t flow through. It’s an occult war that is taking place. It’s a control for the attention of people. This is one reason in our previous articles, we emphasized that each of us should everyday ask ourselves the question of “who am I and why does anyone have control over me?” This is probably the most important question one could ask.

Doing so begins to bring a level of awareness of just how much we are being manipulated and have a psychological war waged on our consciousness. We are all aware that this fact, but why, do you wonder, we can’t seem to shake its effectiveness?

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If there is an archonic force working against our evolution, then these subtle forces are most assuredly eliminated as we become more aware of who we really are. Indeed, recent evidence suggests that as more and more people begin to wake up and expand their consciousness the world is beginning to improve. For example, we are less afraid and less likely to react to calls of war and terror. These arguments seem to be getting old and stale and we are not falling for them as easily as we have in the past.

This is about personal freedom and opportunity. What we have presented here is for your consideration. We all have a ‘sense” of this, but it is difficult to articulate, which just maybe a sign of the subtle nature of this reality. If we awaken and claim our sovereign divine rights as spiritual beings, the Archon game is over. Just something for you to contemplate.

The Week of September 25th…What is going on?

I have written several articles chronicling how markets and banks, politicians and PTB have been moving and acting in the world.  Recently, I warned that as the markets, and now even countries, are on the verge of collapse, that Red Flag Operations may be resorted to by the PTB.

A Red Flag Operation is an act or set of events that are orchestrated by the PTB to re-focus US to their desired focus point and NOT have our attention focused on what is really going on.  I am not a conspiracist, but must admit I have always had many questions about the assassination of JFK and MLK. I think a lot of sensible people would admit the same.

I think we all now know how Ole GW got us into Iraq and consequently Afghanistan under the guise of WMDs.  I would also venture to say that we all know instinctively that the good ole boys on Wall Street criminally raped us blind and continue to do so.

But all of these past events pale given what may be potentially unfolding.  There is a flurry of disinformation out there and most of it is focused on Comet Elenin, Planet X, End of Days, etc.  However, I believe, as I have warned my readers, “don’t believe your lying eyes.”

What I believe is more important are these facts:

The insiders have vanished.  Chief executives, board members, and the head honchos gone, everywhere. These are the people who know.  Just a few weeks ago, they were out in force, buying up shares in their own companies with both hands.  No longer is that happening. They’ve disappeared, almost overnight.

“They’ve stopped buying,” says Charles Biderman, the chief executive of stock market research firm TrimTabs, which tracks the data. “Insiders aren’t buying this rally.” Insider stock purchases, which surged above $100 million a day in the market slump last month, have now collapsed to just $13 million a day.

Specifically I am talking about CEOS and Execs from these companies for example:

Sun Microsystems          Royal Bank of Scotland                 Bank Leumi of Israel
Lenovo                                Wellpoint                                            Ingersoll-Rand
Gasco                                   Syntel                                                   Motion Picture Television Fund
AgResearch                       Zain Telecom                                    Ethan Allen Institute
Uranium International Corp                                                     Argentina Central Bank
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (CFO)

These are but a selection of over 200 “players” Biderman was referring to in his quote.  I selected these particular ones, not necessarily because they were the biggest, but they represent the universal nature of this sudden move.  The pervasiveness of who acted and how they all suddenly acted in the very same way is very strange and really cannot be explained as “normal market behavior.”

Even if there was insider information that a large market adjustment was coming, there would not be this universal and coordinated response.  However, rumors of a world-wide conflict “could” trigger just this response.  Historically, just prior to WWII and even Korea, similar financial moves were made.

It is true that during the week of September 25, Elenin will make its closest approach to earth. However, here is where it gets a bit interesting and beyond coincidence, President Obama leaves DC during this week to Denver.  FEMA and 101 Colorado agencies will have a major disaster drill in Denver on that week.  The US military will conduct Operation Cocked Pistol, a DEFCON1 exercise on 27 September in Denver!   Many NASA staff will arrive that week in Denver.  The CIA has announced moving 10,000 people to their new Denver offices.  There are multiple military trains loaded with tanks, personnel carriers, fuel trucks, etc., moving towards Denver as we speak.

The Senate and House of Reps will be out of DC during this week. They always take the month of August. This is the first time they are recessing again the next month.  The British Parlament leaves for recess for this week.   The main British royalty are nowhere to be found on these dates, no scheduled events.
The UN will be off during these dates.  The Russian Duma will be in recess during this week.  The pope will be off during this week.

These various events may be just one giant coincidence, but whew!  Those are a lot of facts coming together in a very strange way.  It seems everyone is getting the Hell outta of Dodge!

And let us not forget the bizarre cryptic words of President Obama during the 911 speech.
“Psalm 46 – 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.”

I will let you all be the judge of this information, but at the risk of sounding like a fool, I think we should look at this closely.  In war there is one fact I know from personal experience, those with the least amount of knowledge are the first causalities of conflict.

 

Please Rise: The Securocrats have found you guilty of PRECRIME

Big brother is not coming.  Big brother is already here and any rights you thought you may have had are gone.  Dust in the wind.  We only need to look at how the War on Terrorism has morphed into the war on “domestic terror”.  All rights under the constitution have been rescinded.  I don’t know about you, but I never remember voting on that?  Do you?  But consider the following information compiled by  Antifascist Calling – Tom Burghardt.

Not since AT&T whistleblower Marc Klein’s 2006 revelations that U.S. telecommunications giants were secretly collaborating with the government to spy on Americans, has a story driven home the point that we are confronted by a daunting set of invisible enemies: the security and intelligence firms constellating the dark skies of the National Security State.

As echoes from last month’s disclosures by the cyber-guerrilla collective Anonymous continue to reverberate, leaked HBGary emails and documents are providing tantalizing insight into just how little daylight there is between private companies and the government. The latest front in the ongoing war against civil liberties and privacy rights is the Pentagon’s interest in “persona management software.” A euphemism for a suite of high-tech tools that equip an operative–military or corporate, take your pick–with multiple avatars or sock puppets, our latter day shadow warriors hope to achieve a leg up on their opponents in the “war of ideas” through stealthy propaganda campaigns rebranded as “information operations.”

A Pervasive Surveillance State

The signs of a pervasive surveillance state are all around us. From the “persistent cookies” that track our every move across the internet to indexing dissidents already preemptively detained in public and private data bases: threats to our freedom to speak out without harassment, or worse, have never been greater. As constitutional scholar Jack Balkin warned, the transformation of what was once a democratic republic based on the rule of law into a “National Surveillance State,” feature “huge investments in electronic surveillance and various end runs around traditional Bill of Rights protections and expectations about procedure.”

“These end runs,” Balkin wrote, “included public private cooperation in surveillance and exchange of information, expansion of the state secrets doctrine, expansion of administrative warrants and national security letters, a system of preventive detention, expanded use of military prisons, extraordinary rendition to other countries, and aggressive interrogation techniques outside of those countenanced by the traditional laws of war.”

Continuing the civil liberties’ onslaught, The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Barack Obama’s “change” regime has issued new rules that “allow investigators to hold domestic-terror suspects longer than others without giving them a Miranda warning, significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have governed the handling of criminal suspects for more than four decades.”  The Journal points out that the administrative “revision” of long-standing rules and case law “marks another step back from [Obama’s] pre-election criticism of unorthodox counterterror methods.”

Also last week, The Raw Story revealed that the FBI has plans to “embark on a $1 billion biometrics project and construct an advanced biometrics facility to be shared with the Pentagon.” The Bureau’s new biometrics center, part of which is already operating in Clarksburg, West Virginia, “will be based on a system constructed by defense contractor Lockheed Martin.” “Starting with fingerprints,” The Raw Story disclosed, the center will function as “a global law enforcement database for the sharing of those biometric images.” Once ramped-up “the system is slated to expand outward, eventually encompassing facial mapping and other advanced forms of computer-aided identification.”

The transformation of the FBI into a political Department of Precrime is underscored by moves to gift state and local police agencies with electronic fingerprint scanners. Local cops would be “empowered to capture prints from any suspect, even if they haven’t been arrested or convicted of a crime.” “In such a context,” Stephen Graham cautions in Cities Under Siege, “Western security and military doctrine is being rapidly imagined in ways that dramatically blur the juridical and operational separation between policing, intelligence and the military; distinctions between war and peace; and those between local, national and global operations.”

“Last October,” Secrecy News reported, “the DNI revealed that the FY2010 budget for the National Intelligence Program (NIP) was $53.1 billion. And the Secretary of Defense revealed that the FY2010 budget for the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) was $27.0 billion, the first time the MIP budget had been disclosed, for an aggregate total intelligence budget of $80.1 billion for FY 2010.” This excludes of course, the CIA and Pentagon’s black budget that hides a welter of top secret and above Special Access Programs under a dizzying array of code names and acronyms. In February, Wired disclosed that the black budget “appears to be about $56 billion, the same as last year,” but this “may only be the tip of an iceberg of secret funds.”

“Operation MetalGear”
While media have focused, rightly so, on the sleazy campaign proposed to Bank of America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by the high-powered law firm and lobby shop Hunton & Williams (H&W) to bring down WikiLeaks and tar Chamber critics, the treasure trove of emails leaked by Anonymous also revealed a host of Pentagon programs pointed directly at the heart of our freedom to communicate. In proposals sent to H&W, a firm recommended to Bank of America by a Justice Department insider, “Team Themis said they would ‘leverage their extensive knowledge of Palantir’s development and data integration environments’ allowing all of the data collected to be ‘seamlessly integrated into the Palantir analysis framework to enhance link and artifact analysis’.”

Following the sting of HBGary Federal and parent company HBGary, Anonymous disclosed on-going interest and contract bids between those firms, Booz Allen Hamilton and the U.S. Air Force to develop software that will allow cyber-warriors to create fake personas that help “manage” Pentagon interventions into social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Dubbed “Operation MetalGear”, Anonymous believes that the program “involves an army of fake cyber personalities immersed in social networking websites for the purposes of manipulating the mass population via influence, crawling information from major online communities (such as Facebook), and identifying anonymous personalities via correlating stored information from multiple sources to establish connections between separate online accounts, using this information to arrest dissidents and activists who work anonymously.”

According to a solicitation (RTB220610) found on the FedBizOpps.Gov web site, under the Orwellian tag “Freedom of Information Act Support,” the Air Force is seeking software that “will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent.” Creepily, “personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms. The service includes a user friendly application environment to maximize the user’s situational awareness by displaying real-time local information.” Aiming for maximum opacity, the RFI demands that the licence “protects the identity of government agencies and enterprise organizations.” An “enterprise organization” is a euphemism for a private contractor hired by the government to do its dirty work.

Corporate Cut-Outs

Following up on last month’s revelations, The Guardian disclosed that a “Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an ‘online persona management service’ that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.” That firm, a shadowy Los Angeles-based outfit called Ntrepid is devoid of information on its corporate web site although a company profile avers that the firm “provides national security and law enforcement customers with software, hardware, and managed services for cyber operations, analytics, linguistics, and tagging & tracking.”

According to Guardian reporters Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain, Ntrepid was awarded a $2.76M contract by CENTCOM, which refused to disclose “whether the multiple persona project is already in operation or discuss any related contracts.” Blurring corporate lines of accountability even further, The Tech Herald revealed that Ntrepid may be nothing more than a “ghost corporation,” a cut-out wholly owned and operated by Cubic Corporation.  A San Diego-based firm describing itself as “a global leader in defense and transportation systems and services” that “is emerging as an international supplier of smart cards and RFID solutions,” Cubic clocks in at No. 75 on Washington Technology’s list of 2010 Top Government Contractors.

With some $1 billion in 2009 revenue largely derived from the Defense Department, the company’s “Cyber Solutions” division “provides specialized cyber security products and solutions for defense, intelligence and homeland security customers.” The RFI for the Air Force disclosed by Anonymous Ragan reports, “was written for Anonymizer, a company acquired in 2008 by intelligence contractor Abraxas Corporation. The reasoning is that they had existing persona management software and abilities.” In turn, Abraxas was purchased by Cubic in 2010 for $124 million, an acquisition which Washington Technology described as one of the “best intelligence-related” deals of the year.

Amongst the Security Services offered by the firm we learn that “Cubic subsidiaries are working individually and in concert to develop a wide range of security solutions” that include: “C4ISR data links for homeland security intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions;” a Cubic Virtual Analysis Center which promises to deliver “superior situational awareness to decision makers in government, industry and nonprofit organizations,” human behavior pattern analysis, and other areas lusted after by securocrats. While CENTCOM’s then-commander, General David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee last year that the program was designed to “counter extremist ideology and propaganda,” in light of HBGary revelations, one must ask whether firms involved in the dirty tricks campaign against WikiLeaks have deployed versions of “persona management software” against domestic opponents.

We have been following these activities for a few years now and what amazes me is that we seem to accept this as a reality.  We come to believe that these are necessary trades for security.  Really?  How much more are you willing to accept?  Euthanasia for the good of the country maybe?

Seems Like Too Much Fear and Anxiety

I am reminded in these times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address in which he uttered those famous words; “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

In today’s noisy background with terrorists, natural disasters, two wars being prosecuted, swine flu, bird flu, global warming, corrupt politicians, and financial gangsters, I try to find a place of quiet to reflect on just what the hell is going on, really!  I also remember “Deep Throat’s” advice, follow the money.

In fact, I make it a daily habit and have reported my findings extensively in my blog. What I know is that since 2007, someone has picked our personal pockets for about $11 Trillion dollars, robbed our national collective treasuries, because I include the EU primarily in the mess, although the GCC states got popped also, for about $20 Trillion collectively.  Add on top of that the cost of the wars and well you see very quickly that all of these events did not just show up on the timeline spontaneously.

It appears that some amount of planning and cooperation has gone into the unfolding of these events.  There are literally hundreds of conspiracy theories, but that is not the focus of my thoughts just now.  My thoughts are centered on how did we let this happen?  I mean collectively we, as Americans and Europeans, sit docile as we are being raped.  Why?

I think the answer comes down to two words, fear and apathy.  Ok, I know I am not saying anything that profound.  However, if you consider that there might be a possibility that those responses were being socially engineered to occur, then that might be another story, wouldn’t it?

I am bringing this all up now because if I am correct in my little theory, then we are collectively about to see the grand finale between now and next spring.  It is just a necessary timing thing.  That means there will be a need to ratchet up the feelings of fear and insecurity.

Some possible coming attractions are:

All out currency war with the yen, dollar, and Euro seeing significant devaluations. Hyperinflation is coming to a country near you.

Red flag minor terrorist attacks in a city near you.

Watch out for inbound asteroids!

Another Trillion plus bailout of the banks will be coming just after the elections.

Official disclosure that there are indeed aliens, lots of them, and they are all not necessarily friendly, so fear all of them, presented in new holographic technology.

Look, I am not a conspiracy nut.  There is just too much disinformation out there to really know anything significantly important.  I am however a lover of patterns.  I have liked patterns ever since my grandfather, whose was a master Indian weaver, taught me the “secret” of the pattern.  Simply stated, if you pay attention closely to the pattern, you will soon see and know what comes next.

The real point is though, that if the pattern exists, then there is a necessity to elevate the sense of helplessness to secure the “final objective”.  This however is predicated on our “conditioned” response to the “events” as they are unfolded.  In this state of anxiety and fear we tend to readily give up our personal freedoms and rights to be “protected”.  What happens if we do not buy it? What if we collectively take FDR’s advice?  Just a thought.  It is late and I have had a lot of coffee.

Here Comes the Currency Wars! Is It What Kicks Off the Final Crash?

Regardless of all of the happy talk, I have continued to insist that firstly, this is the second great depression.  It is definitely global and extended. Secondly, we haven’t seen the bottom yet and I believe we will be dealing with this economic crisis for at least another 5-10 years.  I have contended that the real numbers and facts that count have NOT improved and to say the recovery has begun and more outrageous to say that it started in June of last year is mind-boggling.

There is no more vulnerable area to precipitating the “second leg” down than a global currency war.  The impacts of such wars are never anything good for struggling economies.  It seems that is exactly what is beginning to happen.  Consider this from Peter Simpson in Beijing for VOAnews.com

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/China-Warns-US-Yuan-Bill-Could-Damage-Ties-104071274.html

China Thursday expressed its anger at legislation in the United States aimed at punishing Beijing for not letting its currency rise in value and failing to address trade imbalances.  Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu says the United States should avoid steps that could damage relations. She says her government opposes what she says is Congress using the currency issue to launch protectionist measures against China.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would allow Washington to treat what the bill describes as fundamentally undervalued currencies as an illegal export subsidy.  Jiang says the bill would harm commercial relations between China and the U.S., and says it could affect the economies of both countries, and the world.

The bill is primarily aimed at China. The U.S. and other countries say it keeps its currency, the yuan, artificially low to give its exports an unfair advantage. Many U.S. politicians, businesses and labor groups say this has contributed to the United States’ massive trade deficit with China. Congress says the deficit causes jobs losses in the U.S.  The bill would allow the U.S. to set tariffs to offset China’s price advantages.

It must be passed by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama to become law, and neither is certain. But the latest move has rattled China.  State media quoted the Commerce Ministry as saying the bill contravenes World Trade Organization rules.  Jiang, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, would not say if Beijing will seek to retaliate.  But Beijing is not alone in its opposition to the bill.


The American Chamber of Commerce in China on Thursday said the bill would not achieve its objectives and would not create significant U.S. job growth.  Chairman John Watkins Jr. says the group opposes the bill because it will make the trade deficit worse, and will likely shift some China production to other low-cost countries.

“We believe that it will actually reduce exports and thereby good jobs,” Watkins says. “I think it will add further tension to the U.S.-China relationship. We think that Congress would be better focused and better advised coming up with a response to deal with China’s web of indigenous innovation policies, weak intellectual property protection, and tightening market access for foreign firms here.”  Any vote on the bill in the U.S. Senate will not come until after congressional elections on November 2.

If this was the only issue, it may be manageable, but the focus is just not on the US and China, although these countries are 1 and 2 respectfully economically.  There is a great concern on how the EU is going to manage its joint austerity programs.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has urged the European Union to stabilize its common currency, saying a stable euro is important for EU trade partners, including Russia. Mr. Medvedev told reporters in Germany Saturday that Russia is not indifferent to the fate of the European single currency, because it keeps part of its foreign currency reserves in euros.

The Russian president arrived in Germany Friday to discuss global and bilateral issues with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.   After speaking with the German leader, Mr. Medvedev expressed confidence that a package of EU measures put in place to help stabilize the euro will work.  Later this month, leaders from top 20 economies will meet in Canada to discuss ways of stabilizing the world economy and financial system.

This comes at the same time as we are seeing the working classes of the EU countries most affected take to the streets en masse.  Workers across Europe took part in coordinated actions to protest government austerity measures, shutting down much transport in Spain and filling the streets of Brussels with tens of thousands of marchers.

Spain’s first general strike in eight years left few buses running in Madrid and about half of underground trains out of service, Reuters said. The government said an agreement with unions guaranteed minimum service. Sky News reported that Iberia, Spain’s largest airline, expected only a third of its scheduled flights to take place.  Unions claimed that more than half of the Spanish work force, or about 10 million people, were on strike, Reuters reported, though the government downplayed any problems.  “So far the strike is taking place with normality and without incidents,” said Celestino Corbacho, the Spanish labor minister, The New York Times reported. “Citizens are fulfilling both their right to strike and work.”

The day of labor action across Europe was led by the European Trade Union Confederation. The group represents trade unions from 36 European countries and claims 60 million members, CNN reported.  “Cutting in a recession is crazy, and we must fight it,” John Monks, European Trade Union Confederation’s general secretary, told CNN.  In Brussels, union organizers said they had achieved their goal of drawing 100,000 people to march on European Union buildings, The Associated Press reported. Union workers are rallying against higher taxes, a delayed retirement age and longer work day, the Times said.

In Greece, which has been trying to fight off bankruptcy, some transportation workers had walked off the job, national rail workers were stopping work later, and hospital doctors were on strike for 24 hours, AP reported.


Irish police arrested a 41-year-old man after he drove a cement-mixer emblazoned with the words “toxic bank” to the gates of the Irish parliament in Dublin, which is due to authorize billions of dollars of further funding to bolster Anglo Irish Bank, which was nationalized last year. Authorities took more than two hours to remove the truck, according to the Irish Times, because the protester had taken measures to immobilize it.  CNN said protests are also planned in Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Ireland and France.

Although the UK seems aloof from the EU, it cannot escape the reality of mandatory “austerity” measures, but like the US the new government seems reluctant to tell the public the truth of the nature and depth of the austerity programs.  The point of all of this is that we are not immune from these wars and in fact we are already engaged fully in the “prosecution” of this war.  I, for one, am very concerned that these tensions will build and the resultant tariff wars that will be imposed because of a lack of response from country X or Y to valuation demands will set off hyperinflation and more unemployment globally.  This may well be the biggest story of the year and few media outlets are putting in front of us.  Hmmmmmmmmm.

Livable Communities Act of 2009 (SB1619) Diabolic Social Engineering or Not?

Here is a summary of the bill – Establishes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC). Establishes in the executive branch an independent Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities. Requires the OSHC Director to establish a program to make comprehensive planning grants and sustainability challenge grants to eligible entities (partnerships between a consortium of units of general local government and an eligible partner, which may be a metropolitan planning organization, a rural planning organization, a regional council, or a state). Requires the use of a comprehensive planning grant to carry out a project to: (1) coordinate land use, housing, transportation, and infrastructure planning processes across jurisdictions and agencies; (2) identify potential regional partnerships for developing and implementing a comprehensive regional plan; (3) conduct or update housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, and environmental assessments to determine regional needs and promote sustainable development; (4) develop or update a comprehensive regional plan or goals and strategies to implement an existing comprehensive regional plan; and (5) implement local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.

Requires the use of a sustainability challenge grant to: (1) promote integrated transportation, housing, energy, and economic development activities carried out across policy and governmental jurisdictions; (2) promote sustainable and location-efficient development; and (3) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan. Directs the OSHC Director to study and report to specified congressional committees on incentives for encouraging lenders to make, and homebuyers and homeowners to participate in, energy-efficient mortgages and location-efficient mortgages.

A copy of the full text can be found here:  http://www.govtrack.us/embed/sample-billtext.xpd?bill=s111-1619&version=is&nid=t0%3Ais%3A92

There are a number of organizations and PACS that are very concerned about the intent of this bill.  They contend it is a social engineering bill to restrict residence in the suburbs and rural areas and force Americans into city centers. They are very concerned that the bill has passed the United States Senate Banking Committee and is on the fast track to passage in the Senate.

The bill is called the Livable Communities Act (SB 1619) and it was introduced by outgoing Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.). According to its opponents the bill seeks to fulfill the United Nation’s plan Agenda 21, adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and signed onto by “New World Order” President George H.W. Bush.

Senator Dodd

Ron Paul released this statement on  September 16th:  “This bill, better called the Dodd Homeowner Control Act, was snuck through committee on August 3rd, and a final Senate vote could come as early as next week!  Nancy Pelosi has the votes to pass it in the House, and Barack Obama is sure to sign it.

I don’t know about you, but I have no interest in participating with Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, and their radical environmentalist friends in their version of Extreme Home Makeover.  The Dodd Bill, in the spirit of the U.N.’s “Agenda 21,” focuses on “sustainable development” and “comprehensive regional plans.”

These are code words for government determining not only how you live in your own home, but deciding what your neighborhood looks like by using your tax dollars to bribe state and local governments into forcing your community to fit federal guidelines.

There is not a minute to lose. A Senate filibuster is the only chance to stop this U.N. power grab.

Under the guise of “sustainability” the Dodd Homeowner Control Act will create a massive new Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, likely to be under the control of a “Development Czar.”  Such a Czar would be tasked with imposing federal standards on energy, zoning, and housing that line up with the U.N.’s radical environmental agenda. State and local laws and zoning would be wiped out.

It’s vital that sign the petition to your Senators demanding they oppose the Dodd Homeowner Control Act (aka Dodd’s Livable Communities Act, S. 1619)…..

Indeed Section 13 of the proposed bill does seem to give a broad jurisdiction to regional planning boards and contains the code words for such things as high density housing, etc.  Given the state of the economy and the performance of local planning agencies, I get a little queasy on this one.  In general, I don’t have any problems with looking at local situations and deciding what is best for the community and the environment.  The problem seems to be that extreme activists seem to populate the local boards and things get a bit absurd and in a lot cases infringes significantly on individual property rights and more specifically, the owner’s right to appreciate his property in the way that seems reasonable to the owner.

To extend the powers of local planning commissions to a regional level is at the least worrisome to me.  If you are a property owner or a local developer, I think you should really take a look at this bill and weigh in on this one.  After it passes, it may just be too late to do anything that would be pre-emptive in nature.