Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mass Hypnosis of Humanity – Rise Like Lions

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End of Days – Vinnie Paz Feat.Block McCloud
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you –
Ye are many – they are few.

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An Irreverent Critique of the “Apostolic Letter”

Would you Trust Al Capone to Police himself? Unmasking the latest Papal Deception: A Critique of the “Apostolic Letter”  – by Kevin D. Annett

Always provide your opponents with what they wish to see, and by that means, deceive and control them; for thus will they see what you appear to be, and few of them will experience who you really are.                                                                                                                             – The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli

A legal judgment is void if the court that rendered judgment lacked jurisdiction or acted in a manner inconsistent with due process.                                                    
-Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th ed., citing Klugh v. United States, D.C.S.C

There is nothing more important for any Prince than appearing to be religious. 
– Machiavelli
………………………

In 1529, Martin Luther described the Vatican’s gestures at “reform” as “farts laced with perfume”; and one of his lampooning publicists depicted the oxymoron of papal reform with a cartoon of fat cardinals brushing the dust off the statues in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Things don’t change much in Rome. Five centuries after Luther, the tried and true method of all despots in damage control – of tightening the reins of power while feigning liberality – is unfortunately alive and well.
Ask Jorge Bergoglio.

The Jesuit pinch hitter from Buenos Aires was brought in to the Augean filth of Rome to do exactly such a spin, as he was trained to do in the 1980’s as the chief public relations gnome for the butchers of the Argentinian military junta. And last July, as the appropriately benign-looking “Pope Francis the First”, Bergoglio issued something he calls an “Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio” concerning “the jurisdiction of Judicial authorities of Vatican City State in Criminal Matters”.

Wow. Sounds impressive, eh? From the sounds of that, you’d almost think that the Roman Catholic Church is a legitimate government, and has some kind of legal jurisdiction when it comes to matters of crime.

But illusions aside, this latest effort at statue-cleaning at the Vatican reminds me of something an Irish priest told me last May in Dublin:

“Ratzinger was a dinosaur, but this new Pope is another Borgia”

Nicolo Machiavelli was the hired scribe for the Borgias, those Renaissance thugs who ran Rome and the papacy with their friends and relatives. Nicolo even dedicated his book The Prince to Cesare Borgia, the throat-cutting illegitimate bastard of Pope Alexander VI: another cutie who raped his own daughter Lucretia and signed the Bull Inter Catera that carved up the world between Spain and Portugal and gave the green light to global genocide.

I figure Pope Francis is a real devotee of Machiavelli, since he’s following the guy’s advice to rulers to the letter. For the basic message of The Prince is that law and morality is a fiction and does not apply to popes and kings; and that such rulers must use every means of deception, violence and crime to hold on to their thrones while simultaneously making themselves seem pure and just.

Which brings us to Bergoglio’s Apostolic Letter, over which some of our especially naive colleagues are rapturing like it’s the heralding of the dawn of a new age.

Uh uh. Quite the opposite, in fact.

The Letter does three things: defrays criticism of the Vatican, avoids prosecution for defying the Law of Nations by co-opting that Law, and silences and criminalizes internal whistle blowers and critics. And it does so by expanding the power of church courts and canon law to prosecute and jail such critics in order to place a final lid over any information leaks in the church: including any reporting of child rape and trafficking.

All of this stench is perfumed, of course. As Machiavelli says, use the language of your opponents and thereby disarm them. For the opening sentence of the Apostolic Letter reads,

“In our times, the common good is increasingly threatened by transnational organized crime …”

Indeed. Transnational organized crime, like the Vatican itself, which on August 4 was declared to be a transnational criminal body under international law because of the very policies enunciated by Bergoglio in his July 11 Letter: policies that aid and abet, among other things, human trafficking, rape, and money laundering for organized crime.

It’s always absurd when the Al Capone mobsters call for law and order, and announce new policies to police their operations more justly. The Chicago hood occasionally sponsored official “crime investigations” by his bought and paid for judges, who always rendered a verdict that never touched the operations of their paymaster.

But Jorge Bergoglio has done Al Capone one better: he is appropriating the very international legal conventions that have convicted him and his church in order to solidify the legal untouchability of the Vatican Incorporated for its proven crimes against humanity.

The Apostolic Letter does so simply, by announcing that as of September 1, 2013, the “Vatican legal system” will incorporate the provisions of international law, including the Geneva conventions on war crimes, the convention on the rights of the child, and other laws prohibiting racial discrimination and torture.

Sounds good? Think again, people. For the power to apply such laws within the catholic church will, as of September 1, be completely in the hands and under the sole jurisdiction of church law and Vatican courts: precisely like the internal “legal commissions” within the Mafia that regulate mobster behavior.

In effect, the Apostolic Letter states that all of those international human rights laws have no binding authority on the church unless the church makes it so, since the power to enforce those Conventions now lies not within secular or international courts, but solely within church courts.

By thus placing his church outside the jurisdiction of any other court, the Pope has told international law to go screw itself.

Even worse, anyone who reports any of these crimes within the church now faces even stiffer punishment for doing so. The Letter states,

“I establish that the competent Judicial Authorities of Vatican City shall also exercise penal jurisdiction over crimes committed against the security, fundamental interests or the patrimony of the Holy See”.

Penal jurisdiction means the power to prosecute and jail. And the same jurisdiction applies as well to any leakage of information from the church, including, under standing church laws like Crimen Sollicitationas, the reporting of child rape and trafficking.

Let me say that again: it is a crime under Catholic law to report the rape of a child.

I am the State, declared Louis the 14th of France. But Pope Francis has now proclaimed, I am the Law.

I guess that is an inevitable development for any megalomaniac regime that considers that one man is the link between God and all humankind. In that sense, poor Jorge deserves not a papal tiara but a strait jacket. But since this particular lunatic is armed with trillions of dollars, a few billion followers, and now the power to appropriate and ignore international law – well, folks, things do not look good.

But of course, remembering Machiavelli, that’s just the appearance they want you to see.

The truth is that the Apostolic Letter is an act of extreme desperation, arising from a collapse of the authority of the Vatican, as in 1870, when the army of nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi abolished the papacy and its secular power. In response, Pope Pius IX unilaterally declared himself and his papal descendents to be “infallible”, without even getting a majority of his Cardinals to agree with him.

Not coincidentally, the same pope declared soon afterwards that he was God, announcing in 1872,

“I alone am the successor of the Apostles, the Vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (That’s funny; I thought Jesus said that)

Such bizarre and sudden claims of absolute authority are always made by those without any, as any tottering despot knows. Jorge Bergoglio has simply pulled another Pius act, now that the Vatican Bank is facing insolvency and his predecessor Joe Ratzinger and various complicit Cardinals are evading arrest within the walls of the ever-besieged Vatican.

And Jorge Bergoglio himself is next on the block. He has already been declared a war criminal in absentia by the International Common Law Court of Justice. He has also been named in cases before the courts in Argentina and Spain concerning his complicity in the death of Argentine citizens during the Dirty War. Jorge is hardly the one to be lecturing the world about the law.

Distractions like the Apostolic Letter are not the issue at all, ultimately, in the face of the enormity of the crimes of the Vatican. This is especially true once we recognize the fictitious nature of that religious corporation’s claims to be any kind of governmental or judicial body.

And besides, have we all forgotten that the Vatican and its church has already been indicted as an international criminal organization? Such a body, according to the United Nations Convention on the subject, has lost its authority and right to exist.

In reality, Catholic “Canon law” has no lawful authority, and not only because it has been lawfully convicted as a global criminal conspiracy. For canon law is merely a set of internal corporate statues that do not negate common law rights or the laws of other nations, as the Apostolic Letter claims to establish.

A bunch of crooks have no jurisdiction over themselves just because they say they do.

If the rest of us are too stupid or frightened to tell the Al Capones and the Jorge Bergoglio to get stuffed, and to arrest and prosecute their sorry asses, then let our fate be on our own heads.

http://youtu.be/TjdZ3jyiawA

See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes against the innocent at www.hiddennolonger.com and at the websites of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State at www.itccs.org and www.itccs.tv .

An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE – Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part One) – 1 hr. 46 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g – Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) – 1 hr. 47 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc – Final Court Verdict and Sentencing – 8 mins. 30 secs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylfBxm3sMg – Authorizations and Endorsements of ITCCS/Kevin Annett by indigenous eyewitnesses – 10 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReISnQDbBE – Irene Favel, Eyewitness to the incineration of a newborn baby by a priest at Muscowegan Catholic Indian school, Saskatchewan, 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUd3UXt6fI – Other key testimonies from our Court case against genocide in Canada

Kevin Annett is a Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (2013). Messages for him can be left at 250-591-4573 (Canada) or 386-323-5774 (USA).

“I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him.”
Chief Louis Daniels – Whispers Wind
Elder, Crane Clan, Anishinabe Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes against the innocent at www.hiddennolonger.com and at the websites of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State at www.itccs.org and www.itccs.tv .

An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE – Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part One) – 1 hr. 46 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g – Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) – 1 hr. 47 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc – Final Court Verdict and Sentencing – 8 mins. 30 secs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylfBxm3sMg – Authorizations and Endorsements of ITCCS/Kevin Annett by indigenous eyewitnesses – 10 mins.

 

 

The ECONOMY IS COLLAPSING: LARGE BANKS TO START FAILING – Bix Weir

http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-economy-is-collapsing-large-banks.html

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Bix has some interesting perspectives on the Economic Data coming out these days. I do not agree with everything he says, but again its not about agreeing with others, it is about filtering absolute Data and deciding for ourselves. Bix discusses the Infamous september 1st date and possible things to occur.  – Justin

Published on Aug 29, 2013

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Military Notified That They Can Not Be Further Than 50 Miles From Base Starting Monday

Another 01 Sep deadline? SS

http://beforeitsnews.com/military/2013/08/military-notified-that-they-can-not-be-further-than-50-miles-from-base-starting-monday-2454922.html

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Steve,

Yesterday my daughter called home. Her husband is an E-4 medic at Fort Riley, Kansas. She said that he came home and told her that starting Monday they are not allowed more that 50 miles from base, and this will go on through some time in October. She was really upset, he just joined and she really wanted to come home to visit for Labor Day. This was confirmation on all the rumors that I have heard about the Military not getting Leave on these dates!

God Bless You and Thank You for what You do!

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=535

Aug 28, 2013

HOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK STEALS OUR MINERAL RESOURCES.

http://www.ubuntuparty.org.za/2013/08/how-south-african-reserve-bank-steals.html

UBUNTUlogoWhen the mines send out trucks filled with gold or any other minerals that have been taken from the ground in South Africa, the mine is paid for the minerals by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

Where does SARB get all the money?This is a wake-up call for those who are still asleep and have no idea how we have become enslaved by our governments and the corporations that control them. We need to recognise what is going on in South Africa and other countries with the issuing of money. Our money is being issued by private corporations. In SA it is called the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). These institutions are controlled and ultimately owned by the Rothschild, Rockefeller and a handful of other banking families.
SARB is a truly special corporation because it has somehow, and miraculously, obtained the right to create money out of thin air. How do they do this? They take blank pieces of paper and print their special logos onto it. Then they use these worthless pieces of paper to hand over to the mines and our government as payment for the minerals that belong to the people of the land.

So the government is allowing a private corporation to steal all the wealth of  our land and the people, firstly by allowing mining companies the right to mine these minerals from our ground and to sell it to international bidders and trade with it on international stock markets, and secondly by accepting these worthless pieces of paper from SARB as a form of payment for the minerals.

Remember that the country belongs to its people. It is critical that we take back the right to print money, from private corporations like SARB, and create a central bank of the people, that prints money for the people, by the people. In this way money will always be made available for all that is needed to create abundance and prosperity for the people.

Remember that our government is the servant of the people and they should be doing what we, the people, want and need to live beautiful lives in the country that belongs to the people.

As soon as we have created this supply of money that has the support of the people and therefore has the confidence of the people, we will make the money available for all our needs, so that nothing is ever impossible, and nothing is ever withheld from the people. Industry and technology and any other development necessary. Very soon the people will realise that the money is not actually necessary at all – since it can be made available when we need it.

And this is the point at which the people will begin to realise that we don’t actually need any money at all – and we can simply operate and create abundance by deciding what we need for prosperity and abundance on all levels.

This may take a while for some to compute and assimilate because our minds are truly poisoned by capitalism and the indoctrination of “scarcity”. But as our consciousness rises we will begin to move towards this realisation, rapidly transforming our lives and our planet in a true UTOPIA. The kind of lives we all deserve and should experience in contrast to the slavery we are all trapped in by the private banking corporations that have stolen the world from its people.

Syria- the war that will never happen….and loosing the game

http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2013/08/syria-war-that-will-never-happenand.html

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Ohhhhh the smell of false flags, misdirection and outright lies and deceit….. T’is almost overwhelming in it’s rancid stench.

I’m talking about the debacle in Syria of course.

First off, before I get into all the links and information I would like to copy here something that I posted in Skype to a good friend of mine, and then into the RTS skype room:

remind yourself of this:

spring 2011 syria
summer 2011 egypt
fall 2011 new york and USA
Fall 2011 beginning of campaign against Iran (again)
winter 2012 Iran
spring 2012 syria
summer 2012 egypt
fall 2012 syria/turkey
winter 2013 iran
spring 2013 North Korea
spring 2013 egypt
summer 2013 Lebanon/israel
summer 2013 Syria again

…… what do they all have in common?

…….. completely FAILED false flags.
… toss in the Boston marathon- the Colorado theatre shooting, the school “massacre”……. all failed to produce what they were suppose to.


I’m just reminding you in black and white….. sometimes it s good to see it all right in front on you
“they” are completely bankrupt.  there are not even any fumes left
that’s what Syria is about right now- they need to distract the masses with a huge false flag so they don’t notice that they money is gone gone gone.

“Look!  Look!!!!  Look over there!!! Something Shiny!!!!”

BUT…. beyond that?  We are seeing some incredible things coming out, being made transparent even in the main stream media.  This is the time of disclosure, when all the things hidden are being revealed.  Hell, some of these guys probably don’t even realize what they’ve said or done until after the fact and then I’m sure they stand there with a stunned look on their face thinking “What the Fuck did I just SAY!!!???”

This first article is an awesome example of exactly that:

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.

“….
The talks appear to offer an alliance between the OPEC cartel and Russia, which together produce over 40m barrels a day of oil, 45pc of global output. Such a move would alter the strategic landscape.
The details of the talks were first leaked to the Russian press. A more detailed version has since appeared in the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, which has Hezbollah links and is hostile to the Saudis.
As-Safir said Prince Bandar pledged to safeguard Russia’s naval base in Syria if the Assad regime is toppled, but he also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord. “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” he allegedly said.
Prince Bandar went on to say that Chechens operating in Syria were a pressure tool that could be switched on an off. “These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role in Syria’s political future.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10266957/Saudis-offer-Russia-secret-oil-deal-if-it-drops-Syria.html

Shall I repeat that in straight forward english?

The Saudi’s just openly admitted to running a terrorist group to control a nation, and threatened another nation with the same terrorist group.

How’s that for open disclosure?

The original story found HERE includes a few more dizzying bits of interesting and INlightening information.

This news story has the Russians laying right out there, no hold barred with the following  quotes:

“Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Twitter: “The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade.” “

… kinda like a monkey flinging poo, eh?

…..
“Ahead of a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry has warned the United States and Britain against repeating the experience of Iraq.
“Attempts to bypass the security council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region are fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa,” a foreign ministry spokesman said. ”
…..

“Russian officials are comparing the possible use of force against Syria to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, which was vehemently opposed by Moscow as based on flawed intelligence that Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed weapons of mass destruction.
“Deja-vu,” Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee wrote on Twitter.
“It feels like in the White House it’s still (George W.) Bush, (Dick) Cheney and (Donald) Rumsfeld and in Downing Street Tony Blair,” he said, referring to the former US president, vice president, defence secretary and British prime minister during the Iraq war. “The faces change. But not the politics.””

“The Faces change. But not the politics”…… well that would be because the politics never change.  America’s supposed two party system has always been a joke (just like Canada’s 3 party system)… it’s all the same guys.  They just wear different colored ties.

…. and then there is England, where their Prime Minister basically announces to the world that his country is going to war…. on freakin’ Twitter….. I shit you not.

“Today David Cameron announced that he was recalling Parliament to debate what Britain should do about Syria. He made this announcement not in a speech, or in an interview, or even in a press release. He made it using his personal Twitter account.

You can read the entire article HERE

On Aug 27th this article was released with statements by Syria’s President al-Assad:

Even if we are to believe the West’s claim that Bashar al-Assad’s government is behind the chemical weapons attack, there can be no denying that the insurgent al-Qaeda “rebel” forces that started a campaign of destabilization of Syria are backed by the United States, Saudi Arabia and other Western powers.

President al-Assad: The statements by the American administration, the West and other countries were made with disdain and blatant disrespect of their own public opinion; there isn’t a body in the world, let alone a superpower, that makes an accusation and then goes about collecting evidence to prove its point. The American administration made the accusation on Wednesday and two days later announced that they would start to collect the evidence – what evidence is it going to gather from afar?!
They claim that the area in question is under the control of the rebels and that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons. In fact, the area is in contiguity with the Syrian Army positions, so how is it possible that any country would use chemical weapons, or any weapons of mass destruction, in an area where its own forces are located; this is preposterous! These accusations are completely politicised and come on the back of the advances made by the Syrian Army against the terrorists.
As for the UN Commission, we were the first to request a UN investigation when terrorists launched rockets that carried toxic gas in the outskirts of Aleppo. Several months before the attack, American and Western statements were already preparing public opinion of the potential use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Full article HERE

These guys are so unbelievably uncreative that they keep running the same template for EVERYTHING!!!!   Hello?  Iraq?  Libya?  How stupid do you think the people really are?  Even the most conservative right-wingers I know are sitting around watching CNN saying “uhhhhhhh  wait a second!!!!”

The following is a list of links put together by my awesome buddy JJ showing what’s going on in Syria and what isn’t going on in Syria. I haven’t’ had a chance to go through even half of them so far, but I’ll put them out for you to peruse at your convenience.

(*) U.S. ‘Backed Plan to Launch Chemical Weapon Attack on Syria & Blame It On Assad’s Regime’
http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2013/08/u-s-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria-blame-it-on-assads-regime-2447786.html
(*) Why The Claims About Syria And Chemical Weapons Are Bullshit!
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/syriabovine.php
(*) Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/08/lying-about-syria-and-the-lying-liars-who-lie-about-the-lying/
(*) Is America about to attack Syria on fabricated evidence?
http://www.darkmoon.me/2013/gordon-duff-interview-with-presstv-is-america-about-to-attack-syria-on-fabricated-evidence/
(*) Video shows rebels launching gas attack in Syria
http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/video-shows-rebels-launching-gas-attack-in-syria/#2rfVaz5FrV0K1DB5.99
(*) Selling War on Syria http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/26/selling-war-on-syria/
(*) Passing Gas in Syria and Endless Israeli “False Flag” Attacks
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/25/passing-gas-in-syria-and-endless-israeli-false-flag-attacks/
(*) Set-up planned to justify war on Syria: Dankof
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/26/320537/setup-planned-to-justify-war-on-syria/
(*) Assad use of chemical weapons against Syrians, big lie: Stephen Lendman
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/26/320622/syria-use-of-chemical-weapons-lie/
(*) Cameron cuts short Cornwall holiday to chair Syria crisis meeting as snipers force UN weapon inspectors’ convoy to turn back after ‘outrageous’ assault on their vehicles
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402067/Assad-warns-U-S-military-intervention-like-Vietnam-end-failure-maintains-innocence-chemical-weapons-attack.html
(*) UN Syria team may fabricate evidence: Gordon Duff
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/25/320404/un-syria-team-may-fabricate-evidence/
(*) ‘Bloody bandits and Western lies: What’s really going on in Syria’
http://rt.com/news/syria-lies-invasion-reality-interview-671/
(*) Obama Doesn’t Need Permission from Congress to Wage War                            http://www.educateinspirechange.org/2013/08/obama-doesnt-need-permission-from.html?m=1
(*) The truth about the Syria genocide (video)
 http://www.truthin7minutes.com/the-truth-about-the-syria-genocide-video
: (*) Sniper attacks on UN chemical weapons inspectors proves the Zionist plot
http://nodisinfo.com/Home/sniper-attacks-un-chemical-weapons-inspectors-proves-zionists-behind-gas-attacks/
(*) Hard Proof of the Use of Crisis Actors in Syrian Gas Attacks
http://nodisinfo.com/Home/hard-proof-use-crisis-actors-syrian-gas-attacks/
(*) Latest attempt to start world war 3 in Syria a sign of cabal desperation
http://benjaminfulford.net/2013/08/27/latest-attempt-to-start-world-war-3-in-syria-a-sign-of-cabal-desperation/
(*) Who is Behind Syria Gas Attack?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrURtbTW9E
(*) Evidence: Syria gas attack work of U.S. allies duh… the military industrial complex is at it again
http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/video-shows-rebels-launching-gas-attack-in-syria/
: (*) Military React to Obama’s Plan to Invade Syria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAlb5BLTV2A
(*) Did John Kerry Orchestrate The Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwZ5B7dPRfA
(*) We Don’t Want War With Syria – Period
http://www.zengardner.com/we-dont-want-war-with-syria-period/
(*) Dear World, Americans Don’t Want War With Syria
Open letter to the citizens of the world about our war-mongering government.
http://www.zengardner.com/we-dont-want-war-with-syria-period/
(*) Leaked Documents: U.S. Framed Syria in Chemical Weapons Attack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbfcceEkn_M&feature=em-uploademail
This is huge and be sure to look at the links below
(*) Obama Says Doesn’t Need Permission from Congress to Wage War                            http://www.educateinspirechange.org/2013/08/obama-doesnt-need-permission-from.html?m=1

And Jim Stone is doing constant updates on the Syria situation: http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/

Now THIS is a quaint piece of the puzzle though!!  Bill received a huge pile of documents and intel from an impeccable source last night and I think he’ll release all the documents very soon (I’m getting a few of the arabic language documents translated for him).

Update by Sheldan Nidle for the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Galactic Federation

http://www.paoweb.com/sn082713.htm

UmmacDan

3 Muluc, 12 Uo, 10 Caban

Dratzo! We come today with much to tell you! Your world continues to be a covert battlefield, with the dark cabal’s minions hanging on grimly despite the ground being gained every day by the forces of the Light. This protracted operation is somewhat discouraging to those who have committed themselves to the Light and its ultimately inevitable victory. The dark retains control of most of the international monetary system that in any way deals with the US Federal Reserve and its numerous banking allies, although this grip is no longer what it once was. However, the Federal Reserve and its criminal, destructive practices is facing its nemesis: a key moment is approaching when this ill-intentioned and bankrupt banking fraternity will be required to make a payment in actual gold bullion which it does not possess. This default is to give the forces of Light the opportunity to defrock the Federal Reserve of its powers and force a public bankruptcy and legal takeover of this highly illegal entity. This event is shortly to manifest. The fall of the Federal Reserve signals the demise of the current de facto US regime.

In concert with this, a number of legal enforcement agencies are encircling various components of the US government and are anxiously awaiting the final set of documents authorizing the removal of what was once considered to be a truly omnipotent instrument of the dark. The movers and shakers in the economy who have long provided the resources to maintain the present government have either deserted the obviously sinking ship or are preparing to do so, throwing the dark cabal into an ever-deepening chasm of desperation. The conundrum for the dark is to find a way to save itself from imminent catastrophe without setting in motion events that would demolish their self-serving powerbase. The true fragility of the US government is hidden behind a carefully woven tapestry of dark-controlled media spin, purporting to show ‘business as usual’ in all sectors of government and finance, but behind this facade lies a regime whose top members have international arrest warrants hanging over their heads. These warrants now only need the signature of a judge to take effect. And so we sit in abeyance, knowing that a process is underway which will shortly permit a whole new reality to arise.

As you can see, your world sits on the brink of transformation, which will not only bring in wholly new governance and redress the global balance of power; it is designed to utterly transform how your reality functions. A vast prosperity machine is ready now to manifest and lies at the heart of a complete makeover of your global banking and monetary systems. This, in turn, changes the very basis of global governance. You are to witness the downfall of the dark ones and the rise of de jure governance which restores your innate liberties and rights. These civic and spiritual requisites in truth enact what was intended to happen in the revolutions of the late 18th century; in effect, you are living through the completion of the revolution that was born in England and which rose to adulthood in the fields and townships of colonial America. These noble ideas have since traveled the globe and are presently maturing in this most-needed ‘quiet revolution’ of the early 21st century. But as befits this space-faring millennium, this revolution will expand to include your graduation to the next techno-spiritual level, beginning with the introduction of your spiritual and space families.

This means that the quarantine placed around you at the fall of Atlantis is to end, signaling your return to the level of wisdom of your fully conscious ancestors. Long ago in Lemuria, it was envisioned that you would become the guardian race for Gaia. But events conspired to arrange a detour for this lofty goal and the Anunnaki were allowed, for a predetermined time, to substitute this stewardship with the hijacking of Gaia’s human population and the total ravaging of your world. This situation is now to be restored to its original intent. Our task is to reunite you with your Lemurian brethren who relocated to Inner Earth, and together you are to birth a new world! This will redress a lot of the damage to near-pristine levels and in this condition she can begin to prepare herself to reconfigure her 3-D surface. This is when her beloved surface humanity will go through their own DNA restoration as you are to change in conjunction with her. This is when you will go to your Inner Earth residences, which house your individual Light Chambers, and you and Gaia, together, will transform into your fully conscious Selves!

Blessings! We are your Ascended Masters! We come before you with some very interesting news. The preliminary negotiations between the Light’s legal teams and their dark counterparts are finished, and this ongoing struggle has entered a very critical stage. The documents authorizing the arrest and removal of top-level government personnel are issued and require only signatures. This is to happen shortly. The cabal’s last desperate stratagems will fail, thus precipitating its defeat. The new hard currencies to be issued are at their global distribution points, and so the age of fiat money and the fiscal abuse that it inspires comes to a close. We are entering a time when prosperity for all is to be the norm and the old ways are to become horror stories, loved by none! You will see the renewal of all your stolen rights and papered-over innate freedoms which have long been grossly abused or denied you outright! Let us in Love celebrate this well-earned, miraculous turn of events!

Our primary mission is to guide humanity and teach you the hidden knowledge and wisdom which the dark has for so long kept from you. Step one is to begin a series of lessons showing you how each of us was introduced to the prime truths of Creation. These lessons will erase the falsehoods and voids which were placed into your major philosophical texts by the Anunnaki and their global minions. This first step will reacquaint you with the concept that each of you is a being of Light. Every living Soul has an innate knowledge of the energies that go into their makeup. Over the dark eons, you were browbeaten by doctrine that exhorted you to give up your innate power voluntarily to another. Now you are to cast off this profane creed and learn how to develop your God-given abilities and use them cooperatively among yourselves to solve creatively any problems that might come up, remembering at all times that you are all One; each one, divine aspects of the living spark of everlasting Life!

Prepare yourselves, for much is ready to happen! A profusion of events is to spring out suddenly from all directions and these events will transform your lives in many different ways. The part that we, understandably, are most interested in is the considerable spiritual training that you require. This can only take place in an atmosphere of freedom and ease, where we can easily manifest and provide the free and open teaching and supervision that you demand. Your Galactic Federation mentors will also prove to be very helpful but there are certain spiritual matters that fall into our particular areas of expertise. It is our job to move you away from centuries of dogma into the pure, spiritual bliss of divine truth. Ensconced in this heavenly Light, you are prepared for the ways of full consciousness. You are breathing in the clean air of Heaven and beholding the beauty of the Creator’s awesome Brilliance!

Today, we tried to give you a glimpse of what is hard to put into words. The last horrible days of the dark’s immense treacheries are nearly over. Glance around you and perceive the truth of what is about to occur. A new dawn and a new day is coming over the horizon. Above all, be proud of what you, collectively, have accomplished. Know, dear Ones, that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed Yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)

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Leaked Documents: U.S. Framed Syria in Chemical Weapons Attack

http://http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/neocon-nwo/leaked-documents-us-framed-syria-in-chemical-weapons-attack.html

ORIGINAL VIDEO & DOCS HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN!!!!

ForbiddenKnowledgeTV
Alexandra Bruce
August 27, 2013

Well, I don’t know what got into this guy – but I can guess.

First, he took down the docs and now he has removed the video, which I have now replaced with a more pragmatic piece produced by the same filmmaker – which YOU WILL, LOVE, I PROMISE!

If I had kids, I wouldn’t be what I’m doing – so I do understand the jumpiness that might attend his doing this great work, with the little ones to worry about…

Our country is on the eve of another unwarranted invasion of a sovereign nation and it seems that they will do this, yet again without allowing for a third-party expert examination of the evidence – before the evidence all becomes tainted, in the horrific hellfire of a war attack, which I hope and pray will not take anymore innocent lives in Syria, which has already suffered enough.

It is quite clear from this, at last that the dread Neocons still control – or are still trying to control – the US/NATO military, as well as the government of the US…and that this “leadership” has NEVER been a good thing for either the US or any other country, except possibly one other nation in that region and it is isn’t Iran. ‘Nuff said, except this: As one 97-year old former Ambassador to Iran told me, soon before he died, “You can’t talk about it! It’s the 3rd Rail!”

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ForbiddenKnowledgeTV
Alexandra Bruce
August 27, 2013

Are you sick of war in the Middle East? I am.

It was nauseating in the extreme to watch John Kerry and other insidious war propagandists on the criminal mainstream media yesterday, accusing Bashar Assad of chemical attacks on his people, without offering any actual proof.

I’m no huge fan of his – but Assad was winning. He had no reason to do this.

NATO has started banging the drums of war, before letting UN inspectors in, to determine what has actually happened.

Hey – been there, done that. Let’s not do that again!

The clip linked below has gone completely viral because the 99% are sick and tired of these warmongers’ BS and we want no part of their psychopathic carnage! Please, let’s make it stop!

The video was produced and narrated by the young father and publisher of the website, StormCloudsGathering.com

I have been following his work for around three years and I tend to agree with most of what he says.

His page includes links to leaked documents which substantiate his claims that the Syrian government has been framed.

If you don’t feel like being dragged into a war that will never benefit you and will likely hurt you; if you don’t want to be responsible for thousands of more innocent deaths in your name and with your Tax Dollars; if you don’t want to make even more enemies around the world, then you might want to read the *Leaked Britam Defence Syrian documents* at the link directly below and spread them around, as the filmmaker suggests – and please watch the clip, above.

Leaked Britam Defence Syrian documents for download: http://stormcloudsgathering.com/leaked-britam-defense-syrian-documents-download

Below are the his own words that he posted, accompanying his video, on YouTube.

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StormCloudsGathering
August 26, 2013

On August 21st, 2013 chemical weapons were used the Syrian conflict yet again. Western powers, the U.S. and France in particular enthusiastically didn’t hesitate for even a moment to take advantage of the tragedy, decrying it as a crime against humanity and using it as a springboard to announce their preparations for military strikes against the Syrian government.

Make no mistake this was a crime against humanity… but the gas was NOT used by the Syrian government, it was used by the NATO backed rebels. In this video we’re going to show you definitive evidence to support this claim and we’re going explain the U.S. and NATO’s motive for committing such an atrocity. The leaked documents that we are going to be presenting are available for you to download yourself. You’ll find a in a link in the description to that download and you’ll also find links to the mainstream articles we used in our research.
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Leaked Britam Defence Syrian documents for download: http://stormcloudsgathering.com/leaked-britam-defense-syrian-documents-download

Chemical weapons confirmed in Syrian conflict: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/08/24/gas-attack-syria.html

U.S. helped Saddam as he was using chemical weapons on Iran: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran

CIA and Mossad both say the Iran hasn’t even made the decision to seek a nuclear weapon: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/mossad-cia-agree-iran-has-yet-to-decide-to-build-nuclear-weapon-1.419300

Iran and Syria confront US with defense pact:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/feb/17/usa.syria

Iran already sending troops to Syria: http://rt.com/news/iran-troop-deployment-syria-782/

The proxy war in Syria: http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-imperial-left-and-the-proxy-war-against-syria/5343850

The U.S. funneling weapons to rebels through Qatar: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2013/06/29/sending-missiles-syrian-rebels-qatar-muscles/cwud7bKcQgptno2P7QgNsO/story.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/01/syria-conflict-rebels-qatar-weapons

Russia opposes arming militants in Syria:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/05/04/301705/russia-opposes-arming-militants-in-syria/

Russia warns Syria/Iran Crisis may go nuclear: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-g8-russia-idUSBRE84G18M20120517

UK Qatar plot to frame Syria for Chemical weapons:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/01/30/286331/ukqatari-plot-against-syria-revealed/

The March 19th, 2013 Sarin Attack:
Israel and the U.S. blame Assad:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/04/israel-accuses-syria-of-using-chemical-weapons-probably-sarin/

Obama’s red line: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9488314/Barack-Obama-red-line-warning-over-chemical-weapons-in-Syria.html

U.N. launches their own probe: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/21/us-syria-crisis-chemical-un-idUSBRE92K0OY20130321

According to the U.N. investigation the March 19th chemical weapons attack turned out to be committed by the rebels: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22424188

Russia agrees: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-syria-crisis-chemical-russia-idUSBRE9680YZ20130709

The August 21st, 2013 Chemical Attack:
Syrian soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/24/us-syria-crisis-jobar-idUSBRE97N04T20130824

Video from attack apparently shows the rockets were small and primitive:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-syria-chemicals-idUSBRE97M0U820130823

Iran says they have proof rebels used chemical weapons:
http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-proof-syria-rebels-used-chemical-weapons-004613934.html

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists
http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-al-nusra-021/

FSA says they are going to use chemical weapons from now on: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/171240#.Uhrr2rwYfUp

– See more at: http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/neocon-nwo/leaked-documents-us-framed-syria-in-chemical-weapons-attack.html#sthash.dtIDSXZS.dpuf

If I Could Tell the World Just 3 Things

http://spiritualeconomicsnow.net/?p=405

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1.  There is NO government. “Governments” are only corporations. What almost everyone calls ‘the government” is a de facto government.  The Governor General, herself, admitted this. We are in anarchy; i.e.: NO government. The employees are not authorities; they are servants who have stolen from us. Quit sending letters which only prove you believe that they have authority over you and that they are the de jure government –neither of which is true. Quit saying “the government” when what we really mean is, “a private, foreign, belligerent, for-profit corporation whose intent it is to diminish the supply of cash on the planet, so that we kill one another in order to get our mitts on it.”  Corporate “laws” apply only to fictions and we were conned into believing, for far too long, they had something to do with us. Quit believing you are a fiction.

2.  There is NO ‘money’, only credit and debt. The credit is ours; the debt is theirs. When they speak of “public debt”, they mean the debt that is payable to us, the private, by them, the public. They owe us. We are the principals; how could we possibly be in debt when we are the ones providing ALL the value?! Quit saying, “my debt” and “I owe…”  We do not own what we think we own, so, if we don’t own anything, how can we owe anything. The debt belongs to the ones who stole the credit from our trust and the cash from our labour. Cash cannot ‘pay’ debt; only credit can ‘offset’ debt. Cash and credit can NOT be used interchangeably. As all debt was created on paper, so, then, all debt can be discharged with other pieces of paper –NOT cash. Their taking our cash is solely to reduce our ability to function in their world.  There is something drastically wrong with a system in which, as Vic said, “The man who built the chair can’t afford to buy the chair.”

It seems as if the only way to remove ourselves from this enslavement is to remove ourselves from their fraudulent system. Maybe we ought to give back every single paper –BC, SIN, licences, property titles– we have in our possession (render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s) and use the Statement of Birth in order to get what we need and want. Werner Erhard said, “Don’t confuse the menu with the meal.”  Quit paying for the menu and exchange it for the meal.

I hear talk of going after the “inheritance/ patrimony/ birthright/ entitlement”.  Knowing that this has been stolen from us and trying to get it back is tantamount to yelling at the crook who just stole our car, “Hey! Come back here!”  It has zero impact. Why would they give it back? Under what conditions?  Do we set up a private trust?  Why would we want it back. Their entire system is an illusion. Chasing an illusion only keeps us in the illusion and keeps the illusion alive. So, do we continue to try to beat them at a game where they not only make but also change the rules? Or do we hand over the damaging “citizenship” and walk away from the game?

3.   The Pope’s Apostolic Letter: Because the frauds believe their sole authority is the Pope, if I were being harassed by any entity for my cash, I would send a letter to the man behind the fiction/ corporation/ ‘person’, suggesting he quit, with a copy of the Apostolic Letter issued by Pope Francis, July 11th, 2013.  http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/motu_proprio/documents/papa-francesco-motu-proprio_20130711_organi-giudiziari_en.html

All employees of corporations, all of which are established under the Roman Curia, are no longer immune. So, ALL employees of courts, governments, law enforcement, banks, collection agents, IRS, CRA, etc., as of September 1st, 2013, will be held accountable for crimes against humanity which include: refusal to settle accounting; and, prosecution of fraudulent claims.

I’d be sure to have him mail me a certified copy of his Oath of Office –his swearing of which I hereby accept, two pieces of his government-issued ID, and his Public Hazard Bond, listing the underwriter’s name, address, and policy number, which, by law, he is under obligation to do. (see: CCC §337). He is to govern himself accordingly. (A few people have already prevailed with this.)

This is all that is necessary to end the fraud, as we can now go after the men and women who continue to harm their fellow man. Please, let them all know that they will be going to civil court and then to jail, if they don’t quit their jobs.

Why are we told, “Anything you say can and will be used against you”? and then, in court, they ask, “How do you plead to the charges?”  How absurd!  I’d shut up, except to ask, “Doesn’t the prosecutor have to prove his claim?” and “Isn’t the one who charged the trust the trustee?” Going to court, voluntarily, as defendant, only proves we still believe in their authority. Insane! Filing docs is asking for the court’s authority to validate our claim that it has no authority –even more insane.

As I have written, on and off for a decade:  1.  If the solution isn’t simple, it isn’t accurate;  2.  There is no solution TO commerce, IN commerce; and,  3. The only way to win is not to play. We must get out of this maniacal Commerce Game. Quit giving them your attention, time, energy, and emotion.

Prepare for Change ~~~ Our New Society is “almost” here

THE EVENT

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http://prepareforchange.net/2013/07/13/the-event/

Come together to assist positive changes in your area.
Form an Event Support Group
See Below!

Beautiful and holistic changes are occurring everywhere on Earth! All people are invited to Participate as a New Society is being born into the Light of Truth. A massive surge of positive feelings is powering a deep shift worldwide. Optimism and joy are creating peace in everyone as they are filled with an instinctive knowing of truth and humanity’s potential for loving change.

The unfolding of love and truth has been written about and spoken of by the great prophets, sages and mystics of all cultures for thousands of years, it is THE EVENT when humanity is lifted above the darkness and fear that has so engulfed us. Now is the time prophesied, the Victory of the Light!

Prepare For Change is here to connect all people, particularly those who have experienced the Light of Truth, together in loving, peaceful support of a prosperous New Society. Those who have experienced the Light of Truth know more from that brief interlude than they could learn from any teacher alive today. You, who already have this knowing, are called to action. Assisting the awakened as they seek the presence of other lighted beings is our first job, so that we can then share the awareness that is our unique gift. Call all who know the Light of Truth! Ask them to join you in meditation and prayer to increase the energy of peace in your community! Organize to lift the spirits of everyone by sharing your special gifts in true love and openness. Every village, town and city needs loving leadership to embrace change as never before in human history.

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Mysterious FEMA Region lll Alert Has Folks on Edge

http://http://www.citywatchla.com/8br-hidden/5584-mysterious-fema-region-lll-alert-has-folks-on-edge

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CERDAFIED – Following the bread crumb trail of FEMA orders, retired State Senator Sheldon R. Songstad of South Dakota State issued an “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” on August 13th.

Region three is comprised of; Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Songstad’s research turned up some very interesting facts. Each item on its own could go unnoticed, but the collective facts may be worthy of your attention and scrutiny. The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a major event. It appears that this event is being staged for approximately Oct. 1st. Let’s look at the numbers and dates.

UN Peacekeepers began training the 4th week of July and will complete their nine week training by October 1st. They are learning English, as well as US weapon systems and Urban Warfare training.

How many troops are training? 386,000 troops!

The Center of Disease Control ordered $11 million worth of antibiotics. Where are they going? FEMA Region lll. When are they due? October 1st. This coupled with the fact that the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting, its second such meeting in its history, to discuss MERS Coronavirus. This is quite unsettling. The WHO determined that a vaccine MUST be in place by October 1st.

Periodic testing of GPS and Communications satellites is normal, but coordinating their testing for the first time, with a testing date of September 29th, is noteworthy.

All DHS agents MUST now qualify with sidearm, shotgun and AR 15’s by September 28th. Less lethal qualifications are not mentioned. Has one eye brow raised? The DHS will receive 2800 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP’s) that must be delivered by October 1st.

All National Guard units will complete their annual two week training in riot control and disaster assistance. All units MUST have their training complete by September 30th. However, the Eastern-based Coast Guard units will not be performing their usual training in the Gulf, this year they will be trained in Virginia and Delaware for 10 days beginning September 26th.

Coincidently, the Emergency Broadcast System will begin daily testing beginning on September 25th thru October 2nd. All of this kind of reminds me of the bomb sniffing dogs being trained at the Boston Marathon for the first time ever.

FEMA purchase orders deserve a little attention too. They ordered over $14.2 million for MREs and heater meals and 22 million pouches of emergency water, to be delivered to Region III by October 1st. An additional order of $13.6 million worth of MRE’s and heater meals will be delivered to Austin by October 1st.

Our U.S. military will not be permitted leave from September 28th thru November 5th. NORCOMM’s yearly training for civil unrest is suspended until September 27th. To be performed in northeast coastal areas. Date for release of QE3 report has been moved to October 16th.

Over 300 school systems will be issued a 3 day emergency kit for each student in September.

The retired Senator’s national preparedness research was sparked by a comment Donald Trump made during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Songstad included a video version of his findings with his notice. His video is going viral.

How concerned should we be? Or perhaps the question is….How prepared should we be? Perhaps the answer is……Better prepared than the government. 

(Lisa Cerda is a contributor to CityWatch, a community activist, Chair of Tarzana Residents Against Poorly Planned Development, VP of Community Rights Foundation of LA, Tarzana Property Owners Association board member, and former Tarzana Neighborhood Council board member.)

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CityWatch

Vol 11 Issue 68

Pub: Aug 23, 2013

 

 

 

 

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/nsa-prism-costs-tech-companies-paid

• Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship
• Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA
• Costs were incurred after 2011 Fisa court ruling

PRISM: 'really freaky'.

The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA.

The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency’s activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian.

The technology companies, which the NSA says includes Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, incurred the costs to meet new certification demands in the wake of the ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court.

The October 2011 judgment, which was declassified on Wednesday by the Obama administration, found that the NSA’s inability to separate purely domestic communications from foreign traffic violated the fourth amendment.

While the ruling did not concern the Prism program directly, documents passed to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden describe the problems the decision created for the agency and the efforts required to bring operations into compliance. The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA.

The intelligence agency requires the Fisa court to sign annual “certifications” that provide the legal framework for surveillance operations. But in the wake of the court judgment these were only being renewed on a temporary basis while the agency worked on a solution to the processes that had been ruled illegal.

An NSA newsletter entry, marked top secret and dated December 2012, discloses the huge costs this entailed. “Last year’s problems resulted in multiple extensions to the certifications’ expiration dates which cost millions of dollars for Prism providers to implement each successive extension – costs covered by Special Source Operations,” it says.

Fisa 1 An NSA newsletter entry dated December 2012 disclosing the costs of new certification demands. Photograph: guardian.co.ukSpecial Source Operations, described by Snowden as the “crown jewel” of the NSA, handles all surveillance programs, such as Prism, that rely on “corporate partnerships” with telecoms and internet providers to access communications data.

The disclosure that taxpayers’ money was used to cover the companies’ compliance costs raises new questions over the relationship between Silicon Valley and the NSA. Since the existence of the program was first revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post on June 6, the companies have repeatedly denied all knowledge of it and insisted they only hand over user data in response to specific legal requests from the authorities.

An earlier newsletter, which is undated, states that the Prism providers were all given new certifications within days of the Fisa court ruling. “All Prism providers, except Yahoo and Google, were successfully transitioned to the new certifications. We expect Yahoo and Google to complete transitioning by Friday 6 October.”

Fisa 2 An earlier undated newsletter after the Fisa court ruling on certifications. Photograph: guardian.co.ukThe Guardian invited the companies to respond to the new material and asked each one specific questions about the scale of the costs they incurred, the form of the reimbursement and whether they had received any other payments from the NSA in relation to the Prism program.

A Yahoo spokesperson said: “Federal law requires the US government to reimburse providers for costs incurred to respond to compulsory legal process imposed by the government. We have requested reimbursement consistent with this law.”

Asked about the reimbursement of costs relating to compliance with Fisa court certifications, Facebook responded by saying it had “never received any compensation in connection with responding to a government data request”.

Google did not answer any of the specific questions put to it, and provided only a general statement denying it had joined Prism or any other surveillance program. It added: “We await the US government’s response to our petition to publish more national security request data, which will show that our compliance with American national security laws falls far short of the wild claims still being made in the press today.”

Microsoft declined to give a response on the record.

The responses further expose the gap between how the NSA describes the operation of its Prism collection program and what the companies themselves say.

Prism operates under section 702 of the Fisa Amendments Act, which authorises the NSA to target without a warrant the communications of foreign nationals believed to be not on US soil.

But Snowden’s revelations have shown that US emails and calls are collected in large quantities in the course of these 702 operations, either deliberately because the individual has been in contact with a foreign intelligence target or inadvertently because the NSA is unable to separate out purely domestic communications.

Last week, the Washington Post revealed documents from Snowden that showed the NSA breached privacy rules thousands of times a year, in the face of repeated assurances from Barack Obama and other senior intelligence figures that there was no evidence of unauthorised surveillance of Americans.

The newly declassified court ruling, by then chief Fisa judge John Bates, also revealed serious issues with how the NSA handled the US communications it was sweeping up under its foreign intelligence authorisations.

The judgment revealed that the NSA was collecting up to 56,000 wholly US internet communications per year in the three years until the court intervened. Bates also rebuked the agency for misrepresenting the true scope of a major collection program for the third time in three years.

The NSA newsletters say the agency’s response to the ruling was to work on a “conservative solution in which higher-risk collection would be sequestered”. At the same time, one entry states, the NSA’s general counsel was considering filing an appeal.

The Guardian informed the White House, the NSA and the office of the director of national intelligence that it planned to publish the documents and asked whether the spy agency routinely covered all the costs of the Prism providers and what the annual cost was to the US.

The NSA declined to comment beyond requesting the redaction of the name of an individual staffer in one of the documents.

UPDATE: After publication, Microsoft issued a statement to the Guardian on Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Microsoft, which seeks reimbursement from the government on a case-by-case basis, said: “Microsoft only complies with court orders because it is legally ordered to, not because it is reimbursed for the work. We could have a more informed discussion of these issues if providers could share additional information, including aggregate statistics on the number of any national security orders they may receive.”

The confidential memo at the heart of the global financial crisis

THE CONFIDENTIAL MEMO AT THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

By Greg Palast

When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn’t believe it.

The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with a small cabal of banker big-shots to rip apart financial regulation across the planet. When you see 26.3 percent unemployment in Spain, desperation and hunger inGreece, riots in Indonesia and Detroit in bankruptcy, go back to this End Game memo, the genesis of the blood and tears.

The Treasury official playing the bankers’ secret End Game was Larry Summers. Today, Summers is Barack Obama’s leading choice for Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the world’s central bank. If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn’t be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time in some dungeon reserved for the criminally insane of the finance world.

The memo is authentic.

I had to fly to Geneva to get confirmation and wangle a meeting with the Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy. Lamy, the Generalissimo of Globalisation, told me,

“The WTO was not created as some dark cabal of multinationals secretly cooking plots against the people… We don’t have cigar-smoking, rich, crazy bankers negotiating.”

Then I showed him the memo.

It begins with Larry Summers’ flunky, Timothy Geithner, reminding his boss to call the Bank bigshots to order their lobbyist armies to march:

“As we enter the end-game of the WTO financial services negotiations, I believe it would be a good idea for you to touch base with the CEOs…”

To avoid Summers having to call his office to get the phone numbers (which, under US law, would have to appear on public logs), Geithner listed the private lines of what were then the five most powerful CEOs on the planet. And here they are:

Goldman Sachs: John Corzine (212)902-8281

Merrill Lynch: David Kamanski (212)449-6868

Bank of America: David Coulter (415)622-2255

Citibank: John Reed (212)559-2732

Chase Manhattan: Walter Shipley (212)270-1380

Lamy was right: They don’t smoke cigars. Go ahead and dial them. I did, and sure enough, got a cheery personal hello from Reed – cheery until I revealed I wasn’t Larry Summers. (Note: The other numbers were swiftly disconnected. And Corzine can’t be reached while he faces criminal charges.)

It’s not the little cabal of confabs held by Summers and the banksters that’s so troubling. The horror is in the purpose of the “end game” itself.

Let me explain:

The year was 1997. US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin was pushing hard to de-regulate banks. That required, first, repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act to dismantle the barrier between commercial banks and investment banks. It was like replacing bank vaults with roulette wheels.

Second, the banks wanted the right to play a new high-risk game: “derivatives trading”. JP Morgan alone would soon carry $88 trillion of these pseudo-securities on its books as “assets”.

Deputy Treasury Secretary Summers (soon to replace Rubin as Secretary) body-blocked any attempt to control derivatives.

But what was the use of turning US banks into derivatives casinos if money would flee to nations with safer banking laws?

The answer conceived by the Big Bank Five: eliminate controls on banks in every nation on the planet — in one single move. It was as brilliant as it was insanely dangerous.

How could they pull off this mad caper? The bankers’ and Summers’ game was to use the Financial Services Agreement (or FSA), an abstruse and benign addendum to the international trade agreements policed by the World Trade Organisation.

Until the bankers began their play, the WTO agreements dealt simply with trade in goods – that is, my cars for your bananas. The new rules devised by Summers and the banks would force all nations to accept trade in “bads” – toxic assets like financial derivatives.

Until the bankers’ re-draft of the FSA, each nation controlled and chartered the banks within their own borders. The new rules of the game would force every nation to open their markets to Citibank, JP Morgan and their derivatives “products”.

And all 156 nations in the WTO would have to smash down their own Glass-Steagall divisions between commercial savings banks and the investment banks that gamble with derivatives.

The job of turning the FSA into the bankers’ battering ram was given to Geithner, who was named Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation.
Bankers Go Bananas

Why in the world would any nation agree to let its banking system be boarded and seized by financial pirates like JP Morgan?

The answer, in the case of Ecuador, was bananas. Ecuador was truly a banana republic. The yellow fruit was that nation’s life-and-death source of hard currency. If it refused to sign the new FSA, Ecuador could feed its bananas to the monkeys and go back into bankruptcy. Ecuador signed.

And so on – with every single nation bullied into signing.

Every nation but one, I should say. Brazil’s new President, Inacio Lula da Silva, refused. In retaliation, Brazil was threatened with a virtual embargo of its products by the European Union’s Trade Commissioner, one Peter Mandelson, according to another confidential memo I got my hands on. But Lula’s refusenik stance paid off for Brazil which, alone among Western nations, survived and thrived during the 2007-9 bank crisis.

China signed – but got its pound of flesh in return. It opened its banking sector a crack in return for access and control of the US auto parts and other markets. (Swiftly, two million US jobs shifted to China.)

The new FSA pulled the lid off the Pandora’s box of worldwide derivatives trade. Among the notorious transactions legalised: Goldman Sachs (where Treasury Secretary Rubin had been co-chairman) worked a secret euro-derivatives swap with Greece which, ultimately, destroyed that nation. Ecuador, its own banking sector de-regulated and demolished, exploded into riots. Argentina had to sell off its oil companies (to the Spanish) and water systems (to Enron) while its teachers hunted for food in garbage cans. Then, Bankers Gone Wild in the Eurozone dove head-first into derivatives pools without knowing how to swim – and the continent is now being sold off in tiny, cheap pieces to Germany.

Of course, it was not just threats that sold the FSA, but temptation as well. After all, every evil starts with one bite of an apple offered by a snake. The apple: the gleaming piles of lucre hidden in the FSA for local elites. The snake was named Larry.

Does all this evil and pain flow from a single memo? Of course not: the evil was The Game itself, as played by the banker clique. The memo only revealed their game-plan for checkmate.

And the memo reveals a lot about Summers and Obama.

While billions of sorry souls are still hurting from worldwide banker-made disaster, Rubin and Summers didn’t do too badly. Rubin’s deregulation of banks had permitted the creation of a financial monstrosity called “Citigroup”. Within weeks of leaving office, Rubin was named director, then Chairman of Citigroup – which went bankrupt while managing to pay Rubin a total of $126 million.

Then Rubin took on another post: as key campaign benefactor to a young State Senator, Barack Obama. Only days after his election as President, Obama, at Rubin’s insistence, gave Summers the odd post of US “Economics Tsar” and made Geithner his Tsarina (that is, Secretary of Treasury). In 2010, Summers gave up his royalist robes to return to “consulting” for Citibank and other creatures of bank deregulation whose payments have raised Summers’ net worth by $31 million since the “end-game” memo.

That Obama would, at Robert Rubin’s demand, now choose Summers to run the Federal Reserve Board means that, unfortunately, we are far from the end of the game.

Special thanks to expert Mary Bottari of Bankster USA http://www.BanksterUSA.org without whom our investigation could not have begun.

The film of my meeting with WTO chief Lamy was originally created for Ring of Fire, hosted by Mike Papantonio and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Further discussion of the documents I laid before Lamy can be found in “The Generalissimo of Globalization,” Chapter 12 of Vultures’ Picnic by Greg Palast (Constable Robinson 2012).

Follow Greg on Twitter: @Greg_Palast

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Huge child-porn ring smashed in South Africa

http://http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2013/08/21/huge-child-porn-ring-smashed

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Police have cracked what is believed to be South Africa’s biggest child pornography ring – with links to Canada, the UK, the US, western Europe and Australasia – after the arrest of six people.

A school principal (who is also an award-winning author), two teachers, a lawyer, a dermatologist and businessmen from across the country were arrested in a multi-pronged operation coinciding with arrests overseas.

Police are investigating a further 26 people and more arrests are imminent.

Laid bare in police investigations is the alleged sordid sexual exploitation of what is believed to be hundreds of children.

In an operation experienced detectives described as “sickening”, children as young as five are believed to have been groomed to have sex with each other and adults.

The images are believed to have been generated overseas and the police, with the help of their international counterparts, are now investigating whether any children from South Africa are involved in the ring’s operations.

Some of the details of the alleged pornography are too graphic to publish, with many of the children suffering extreme forms of violence. Police overseas are investigating whether any of the children were murdered. Those close to the investigation told The Times that South African police were tipped off by a foreign policing agency, through Interpol, after dozens of computers were seized in raids. International police discovered the addresses of hundreds of alleged paedophiles from around the world.

Experienced local officers from various units were last week pulled off their cases to form a high-profile task team.

Overseen by national detective head Lieutenant-General Vinesh Munoo, the team – including the Gauteng family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit and cybercrime investigators – has secured warrants to search homes, schools, legal and medical practices and businesses.

On Thursday, police arrested the principal of an elite private primary school in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga; a teacher in Florida, west of Johannesburg, a teacher in Carletonville, a Pretoria dermatologist; and a senior legal officer in North West.

In follow-up raids at the weekend, officers stormed dozens of homes in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Free State, seizing computers, DVDs, books, magazines, computer memory sticks, cameras, video cameras and other digital recording devices.

A source with insight into the investigation said the first to be arrested was the school principal, who was arrested at his White River home.

Pupils attending the prestigious English school are from business, game farm, legal and aviation families. In a recent letter from the school, parents are informed that the principal has been dismissed with immediate effect.

“The agreement follows his arrest for allegedly being in possession of child pornography,” it says.

The 43-year-old man – who was released on R1000 bail after appearing in court – was found in possession of DVDs containing alleged child pornography images.

Electronic devices including laptops belonging to the man, who won a national literature prize for a murder mystery novel involving a 16-year-old boy, were seized.

A Nelspruit court official said the man was due to appear in court again in September on charges of possession of child porn.

Attorney Coert Jordaan, representing the headmaster, said: “I will not grace you with a comment.”

A lawyer with knowledge of the case said the police had “a good case with solid evidence . it is going to be difficult for these guys to get away . even with the claim that they downloaded the child pornography by accident.”

A policeman said that several of those arrested had been found with images of children being abused. Police are investigating what has become of these children.

“They appear to be linked to teachers although whether they are from the schools the teachers work at is unknown.”

Police spokesman Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said all those arrested were men.

“The arrested include two teachers from Florida and Carletonville, a headmaster from Nelspruit, a legal officer from Lichtenburg.

“Police raided 15 properties and seized 672 DVDs, 22 memory sticks, eight laptops, two computer tablets, 39 external hard drives, 25 books,” he said.

The accused faced various charges, including possession and distribution of child pornography, Makgale said.

“Officers are investigating allegations of child-pornography manufacturing and more arrests are expected,” he said, adding that those arrested had links to a global syndicate.

South Africa: Legalised Plunder and the Land of Wrongs

http://http://news.acts.co.za/blog/2013/08/south-africa-legalised-plunder-and-the-land-of-wrongs

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Given a free hand, attorney SA Watson would abolish a slew of acts that do the exact opposite of what they promise: the Competition Act for destroying competition, the Reserve Bank Act for impoverishing the country, the Labour Relations Act for killing jobs, the National Energy Act for causing energy supply disruptions.

Government has become a statute factory, churning out new laws with fantastic aplomb, but with little regard to the negative or unintended consequences of its actions.

SA Watson is a practising attorney and associate of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute South Africa. He scrutinises proposed new laws as they are shoved down the pipe, and subjects them to the liberty test: do these laws enhance or detract from individual liberty?

It is, he says, a challenging task. South Africa is on a dangerous path. Based on his views it appears the ANC government has donned the cloak of liberators but has in effect merely assumed the levers of state control inherited from the apartheid government. It has done a fine job of improving and strengthening the apparatus of state control.

In this interview, we asked Simon for his state of the nation assessment from a legal point of view. As you will see, it is not a pretty picture.

Acts: You are involved with the Von Mises Institute South Africa. Please explain briefly what that is and how you got involved. Also, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thank you for the interest. South African society is on a dangerous path and the Ludwig Von Mises Institute South Africa (LVMSA) aims to educate people why this is so.

LVMSA is a group of individuals who promote Austrian Economics and by extension libertarian ideals.  Austrian Economics involves studying how individuals make decisions and a conclusion inevitably reached is that a person needs to make voluntary choices in order to experience being human, in a similar way a plant needs light in order to photosynthesize and be a plant.

At the moment we operate a website and blog where articles, social commentary and objections to legislation are published. We are in the process of setting up a non-profit education trust with four trustees consisting of three economists, namely Chris Becker and Russell Lamberti (ETM Analytics), Piet Le Roux (Solidarity) and one attorney (myself).

The main Mises Institute is based in Alabama USA and is the “philosophical home” of former US Congressman Ron Paul who was a presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012. The Mises Institute and LVMSA defends the market economy, sound money and peaceful international relations while opposing government intervention in the market as economically and socially destructive.

I got involved in LVMSA after discovering Chris Becker had started the non-affiliated branch in South Africa. I am a 31 year old Christian and legal advisor for the LVMSA. I grew up in Zimbabwe so have experienced what it is like for a country to collapse. I think this ultimately led me to LVMSA.

Acts: SA is regarded as having a model Constitution that protects individuals, through the Bill of Rights, from tyranny and the predations of the state. Would you agree with this assessment, particularly in light of this country’s history of racial abuse?

I disagree with the assessment. It is important to understand that in a free society rights do not create positive obligations, they only entitle a person to be left alone to pursue life and happiness.

Absent a contract, anything which presents itself as a right but which creates positive obligations is the opposite of a right because it is a wrong.  It is a wrong because it forces a person against his will to use his mind, energy and time for an objective that is not his own. This is the whole reason slavery, in its traditional form, was abolished – because it is unnatural and therefore wrong. It is also part of the reason good people leave South Africa – they do not want their children to be slaves.

You cannot achieve a “right” through action, it is a logical impossibility because what is right already exists as part of man’s natural state – it is natural and right for him to be left alone to pursue his life, it is natural and right for him to enjoy the fruits of his ingenuity and work. All these rights require to exist is for other people to respect them and otherwise do nothing. On the other hand you can disrupt nature by damaging a person’s property (including his body), by robbing him or indirectly forcing him to pay for someone else’s life – and this is wrong no matter how it is camouflaged.

The Constitution is full of wrongs such as the wrong to housing, the wrong to water and the wrong to education, all of which create positive obligations on some people to provide entitlements disguised as rights. This is why it now takes a husband and wife to work full time to look after themselves let alone children, compared to a generation ago when a working man could feed, house and educate his whole family.

Wrongs are justified using emotional arguments but they are incompatible with a free or prosperous society. There is an economic principle called Gresham’s Law in terms of which bad money drives out good money. The same applies with rights as bad rights (wrongs) drive out legitimate rights, being the rights to life and property.

Assuming the protection of rights properly understood as an objective, the only purpose of a Constitution is to limit the power of government. In South Africa the Constitution does the exact opposite. The South African Constitution expands the power of government by adding to its primary mandate, being the protection of rights, the obligation to implement wrongs. The protection of rights and implementation of wrongs conflict and this results in a schizophrenic, tyrannical government, an unpredictable legal system as well as a society where nobody trusts each other.

Insofar as the reference to racial abuse is concerned, the legal system in South Africa today is arguably more racially-orientated than pre-1996. Race is a criteria for everything from educational enrolment, job opportunities, tenders, grants, water and mining rights, sporting representation, the allocation of pension funds, even charities. All businesses today have to be graded based on their racial profile and are penalised or rewarded according to who they contract with. Every day you will see businesses bragging about how well they have implemented these racial laws.

Acts: “Libertarian” has become a loosely defined term for those who believe in small government, low taxes, and removing the state from the affairs of citizens (as far as possible). One should also add to this the pursuit of a peaceful and non-interventionist foreign policy, and the freedom to make individual choices on matters such as health, education and commerce. How does South Africa rate, in your opinion, on such measures of liberty?

South Africans have a distinct disadvantage when it comes to liberty because the government makes use of the Constitution as a moral basis for infringing rights. Contrast this to the United States of America where the government has to disregard the Constitution when infringing rights, which at least results in it losing credibility.

When the South African government implements wrongs its destructive actions, thanks to the Constitution, are cloaked with a veneer of legitimacy. South Africa rates poorly on the measures of liberty in your question. I say this because:

  1. Its military is oversized, over equipped and interferes in Africa.
  2. The health care industry is excessively regulated. A doctor for example cannot even qualify without doing at least two years labour for the state.
  3. All educational institutions in South Africa are controlled in some way by the government and there are no significant private universities in South Africa.
  4. The Government controls every conceivable aspect of commerce through permits, labour laws, competition laws, reporting laws, pricing laws, numerous racial laws and taxes. A Business Licensing Bill has recently been published which envisages the mandatory licensing of every single business in the country before trade is permitted. The LVMSA objection to this Bill is available on our website.

Again, all of the above is justified using emotional arguments but the fact is their effects are destructive. Take Competition Law for example. The Government by its very nature cannot create anything but somehow thinks it is qualified to determine when private businesses should be allowed to merge. At the same time the government sets up actual monopolies through legislation such as the Reserve Bank (money), Eskom (power), Transnet (ports) and hundreds of Municipalities (electricity, water, road repairs and waste collection), all of which are dismal failures.

This is not to say other countries are much better when it comes to liberty which should not be confused with material well-being. Many countries which are materially well off as a result of previous eras of freedom are at the moment regressing away from a culture of rights towards a culture of wrongs.

Acts: As a practising attorney, you are obliged to operate within the boundaries of the law, even though you may find many of these laws disagreeable. Does that create a crisis of conscience?

Yes, every day.

Acts: Are law firms doing well?

I do not have any figures but look around any major city and you get the idea law firms are doing ok.

I must though defend my colleagues because almost everyone is guilty of using the government as a means to feed off the system –  construction companies, accountants, engineers, medical suppliers, telecommunication companies, car manufacturers, chicken breeders to name a few and last but not least banks.

Attorneys and advocates in my experience do not generally encourage government to create laws, they simply deal with what they are presented with. Other professions and businessmen on the other hand actively campaign so that the government will select their project, product or service which would otherwise not be paid for on the free market.

Banks create and loan huge amounts of money to municipalities throughout the country to build infrastructure used to supply people with wrongs – water and electricity in particular. The banks know they will ultimately recoup their loans with interest from ratepayers who are ironically their most important depositors. The ratepayers target their frustrations on Municipalities but they should also be looking at the banks. It is a vicious system.

Lawyers should though be playing a more active role in exposing the system.

Acts: Given a free hand, what laws would you reform or abolish as a matter of urgency, and why?

There are too many laws in South Africa which should be abolished urgently to list. Some of the important ones are:

1.      The Municipal Systems Act because it has created mini mafias throughout the country;
2.      The Competition Act because it is destroying competition;
3.      The Labour Relations Act because it creates unemployment;
4.      The Prevention of Illegal Eviction Act (PIE Act) because it punishes the homeless;
5.      The National Energy Act because it is causing disruptions in the supply of energy.

Other laws which should be scrapped include the Reserve Bank Act because it monopolises money and is responsible for incalculable poverty, the Income Tax Act because is taxes productivity, the Value Added Tax Act because it adds no value and all racial laws including BEE and the Preferential Procurement Act because they prejudice everyone including black people.

A simple rule of thumb – read the objectives or purpose section of any piece of legislation and there is a good chance its outcome will be the exact opposite of what it is meant to achieve – the Reserve Bank is meant to protect the value of currency, the National Energy Regulator is meant to ensure the supply of energy, the Competition Commission is supposed to promote competition etc.

Acts: South Africa has a long history of submission to the power of the state. We had ID books long before many Western countries, and we accept this as a part of life. Then we had the RICA and FICA laws that passed with barely a whimper of protest. One could go on: labour laws, for example, that entrench and fortify the position of those with jobs, but not those without. Is there a flickering of hope that South Africans are beginning to realise that the huge number of laws passed since the ANC came to power has come, in many instances, at the expense of individual liberty?

Unfortunately, because the moral compass in South Africa is so corrupted people do not realise how drastic the situation is.

I am concerned that most people have given up trying to understand and instead choose to participate in the plunder. This is why there are hardly any meaningful objections to the National Development Plan (NDP) which is the government’s official policy document for the next few decades. Needless to say, the plan is full of immense wrongs. Piet Le Roux has been doing an excellent job exposing the inherent flaws in the NDP.

I check for new legislation every day and it is not slowing down. The government is growing and the productive base which pays for it is shrinking. It is not a good combination.

It is ironic because the reason many peoples’ ancestors moved to or around South Africa, whether they be British, French Huguenots, Dutch, German, from North of the Limpopo or escaping Shaka, was to be free from government control.

On the positive side it does appear the government is becoming desperate to cling to its legitimacy which is why the tax collection department (SARS) has started advertising itself and why previous struggle heroes are being turned into larger-than-life characters. I think this might backfire badly one day.

Many people are waking up, all they need is momentum and it is possible this will be provided thanks to the internet.

Acts: How can South Africans start to participate more effectively in the democratic process? One example we have in mind is to offer critical insights into proposed new laws, and then invite comment from the public which we would then send on to the relevant law makers. We have a suspicion, though, that many of these comments serve to authenticate a flawed process where the substance of the proposed law remains unchanged. In essence, you often feel your comments are used as padding by the vested interests that craft these laws. How do you feel about this process?

I agree with your concern and would add that the same applies to voting. In the future I would hope for all working citizens to register on a Facebook or similar social network site and refuse to vote. All that is required for the system of wrongs to change is for good people to do nothing – literally.

Objections to legislation are rarely taken seriously. At best they delay a process or result in laws which can be interpreted in many ways. It is important though to have a record of objections for future purposes.

In the meantime the only hope South Africa has is for all people, but especially working people and their children, to educate themselves carefully.

Acts: What plans do you have to expand the reach and relevance of the Von Mises Institute?

I am hoping LVMSA will soon team up with a friend of mine whose business it is to teach children and adults to use their memory. He teaches about 2000 people a year from high schools and businesses.

The idea would be to include in the course content some fresh ideas on how an economy actually becomes productive. It is an up-hill battle.

What we need is for businesses and individuals, in their own interest, to get involved and sponsor the LVMSA on a large scale.

Acts: Those in the legal profession in SA are often seen as technicians, interpreting the law as it is on behalf of clients and attempting to navigate a path through this miasma. You, as a libertarian, seem to have a political underpinning to the law. How does this colour your interaction with clients? Is this an advantage or a disadvantage since you are dealing with what must surely seem like a fatally flawed process to begin with?

The law has been designed to make everyone a criminal. With this in mind it is very important to have a good attorney these days.

Practising law is entertaining and depressing in South Africa because you experience the bizarre consequences of a culture of entitlements. This year a client of mine had to stop renovating a police station because local people were threatening violence unless they were given jobs. The police would not help unless a court ordered them to. We got the court order which basically told the police to do their jobs (at their own offices).  There are so many things wrong with this situation.

I am motivated to build up a client base of good honest businesses. My interactions with clients are otherwise unaffected. Each matter is a new opportunity to learn how the law is impacting South Africa.

I do think Austrian Economics and related literature helps a person learn problem solving and to this extent it is an advantage.

Acts: Thank you.

The Von Mises Institute SA can be reached at simon@mises.co.za

A Short Update on the Situation in Egypt and Planetary Situation in General

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-short-update-on-situation-in-egypt.html

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The historical move of the Positive Military on July 3rd was a big victory of the Light, but the Cabal does not sleep. They are still sending their Blackwater/Xe/Academi snipers to Egypt where they try to create civil war by shooting members of the more peaceful faction of Muslim Brotherhood protestors so that the Positive Military would be blamed.

The Cabal is also coordinating and organizing more violent faction of Muslim Brotherhood militias to attack churches and police stations in Egypt:
Blackwater mercenaries were smuggled into Egypt from United Arab Emirates in June when it became obvious for the Cabal’s intelligence agencies that the Positive Military in Egypt will make its move:
Despite global media blockade and censorship about the real situation in Egypt, some news are leaking:
The Resistance Movement is asking those who feel so guided to continue with their meditations for Egypt to harmonize the situation:
And especially to meditate on August 25th for the opening of the Peace Portal:
Our mass meditations are spreading worldwide. Natiruts, the most popular Reggae band in Brazil, has included a short invocation of Light for Egypt in their concert in Brasilia on July 27th where tens of thousands of people were present, being inspired by Portal 2012 blog:It would be great if they could repeat that again in their future concerts, the people of Egypt would be grateful.

The Resistance Movement is requesting that the Positive Military forces in Egypt remove Blackwater mercenaries from their country immediately. The Resistance is also requesting a fair and public trial for arrested Muslim Brotherhood officials so that their exact crimes can be exposed to the mass media.

Meanwhile, the Light forces are creating positive networks in military forces worldwide, preparing for the Event:
And some governments are already planning post-Event changes:
The financial reset will NOT happen until everything is ready for the Event:

In desperation, the Cabal (Rockefeller faction/Texas boys/Carlyle Group) is preparing plans for false flag Reset and false flag military coup that would look like the Event in September, but those plans will be prevented and will be never allowed to manifest. These plans only have a potential to trigger the real Event a little bit earlier instead.

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The CVAC initiative is being underwritten by God Sky Earth and the King of Kings, K. 681, Mr. Sino.A.S., with funding supplied by the Swissindo World Orbit Trust. At the conclusion of the upcoming United Nations Treaty Event (Sept. 26- Oct. 1, 2013), funds from the Global Collateral Accounts are to be returned to The One people via trust accounts that are guaranteed by SWISSINDO Exhibits A-B. These funds are to be distributed through Creation’s Value Asset Centers (CVACs) and supported by a new financial system. In this way, the wealth of the world is returned equally to The One People.

As custodians of this great planet, we can now engage the process of global change for which we have all been waiting, where The One People have the opportunity to rise up and create the world that we have always known, can and will exist.

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