The Corbett Report – The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Are Finished: Here’s What You Need to Know

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by James Corbett
October 6, 2015

Last-minute negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal in Atlanta this past week finally ended on Monday when trade ministers emerged with a deal. It’s a testament to the secrecy and apathy that has surrounded the entire TPP process that most people didn’t even know these negotiations were taking place, let alone that a deal was near. Nevertheless, the completed deal is now on its way to member countries for ratification.

So what is the deal? Who is behind it? Why are so many opposed to it? And what’s next? Here’s a primer on what you need to know as the TPP deal enters the home stretch.

What is it?

tppgraphThe TPP is a so-called “free trade agreement” that is the largest such deal since NAFTA. If ratified it will cover 12 countries, impacting over 400 million people and nearly 40% of the world’s GDP. Member nations of the TPP negotiations include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

What does it do?

We do know that the TPP agreement is a 30 chapter document dealing with everything from agricultural tariffs to intellectual property to wildlife conservation to customs and financial services. It will impact the auto industry, dairy farmers, pharmaceutical companies (and their patients), even people who share files online. In short, it is a comprehensive agreement.

We do not know what the text actually says. We have a rough idea based on leaked drafts of previous negotiating texts and the pronouncements of various officials privy to the talks and the ridiculously vague summaries of the US Trade Representative and other official bodies, but the text itself has yet to be released for public consumption.

This is a reflection of the unprecedented secrecy that has shrouded these negotiations, including restricting members of US Congress’ access to the negotiating text to classified briefings and basement readings and paramilitary security with helicopter surveillance patrolling TPP summits for would-be protesters.

Who wins?

tppmickeyIn a word: business. No, not mom and pop corner store business, big multinational corporate business. But you probably could have guessed as much already. After all, there’s a reason the US Business Coalition for TPP existed, let alone spent over $1.1 million buying off Congressmen ahead of the “Fast Track” trade authority vote earlier this year.

Hollywood and the MPAA can celebrate more stringent international enforcement of their “intellectual property” to bolster their failing business model. Big Pharma likewise will benefit from mores string enforcement of their patents to prevent smaller countries from selling generic copies of their signature drugs. American dairy farmers are winners, gaining greater access to Canadian markets. American manufacturers will win as relaxed rules make it even easier to ship jobs to developing Asian countries. Vietnamese manufacturers benefit from that outsourcing even as they dodge the “labor organization” bullet.

In every case, the clear common denominator is that big business is going to win big time if the deal gets through.

Who loses?

stoptppPretty much everyone else. That’s why you’ll see an extraordinary range of people opposed to this deal, from the mainstream left (Hillary Clinton) and the mainstream right (Mike Huckabee) to the controlled “alternative” left (Noam Chomsky) and the controlled “alternative” right (The New American) to libertarians and environmental groups and trade unions and basically everyone who isn’t in favor of crony capitalism. Only a truly bad deal could bring together such a disparate bunch. And this deal is bad.

Vaguely worded agreements to standardize the protection of “trade secrets” threaten to undermine whistleblowers and journalists who are trying to expose corruption and counter needless secrecy.

A “three-step test” for approving member nations’ copyright limitations legislation threatens to make much of the open source / fair use reporting done by The Corbett Report and others illegal, or legally onerous to perform.

It threatens to introduce criminal sanctions on file sharers who are deemed to share on a vaguely defined “commercial scale” (perhaps including posting a link to a YouTube video on a blog).

Doctors Without Borders has been uncharacteristically vocal on this political issue, unequivocally stating that the TPP deal is “a bad deal for medicine.” (Some theorize this position earned them an unwelcome visit from the US military in Afghanistan.)

The list goes on and on, but one thing is certain: wage laborers, small businesses and others ‘too small to succeed’ can all find something to hate in this agreement.

What’s next?

In the US, Obama will not be able to sign the deal for 90 days, and it will be a month or more after that before the legislation to implement the deal is introduced in the house. This means the process will take months to complete, and likely come to a head in the heat of the 2016 sElection cycle.

And that’s just the US. Canada is likewise heading into an election this month and one of the main opposition parties has already stated that they will not feel bound by the deal. The Abe government in Japan, already reeling from public protest over recently passed “security” legislation to remilitarize the country, is facing a huge backlash from its farm lobby over the opening up of long-protected Japanese agricultural produce markets.

If there is any good news on the horizon, it’s that the deal’s ratification is still up in the air, with many being pessimistic of its chances in this politically volatile climate. But then, they said that about the negotiations themselves and look where that got us.

In the meantime, concerned men and women across the Pacific Rim collectively hold their breath for the full text in order to assess the potential damage.

Foster Gamble: Dragon Family And BRICS To Usher In New Currency

Dragon Family And BRICS To Usher In New Currency

by Gregg Prescott, M.S.

A new video has surfaced which tells of how the Dragon family, (an alliance of spiritual elders from China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Viet Nam), along with the alliance of numerous countries are not only prepared to start using a gold backed currency but will also provide “debt relief, humanitarian projects, and transformative innovations and inventions”.

The video was released by Foster Gamble and has many intriguing points.

According to Gamble, the BRICS countries are all in alignment of ending the Federal Reserve’s stranglehold of global currency and domination, while the Dragon Family are ” willing to provide the gold to back the dollar and keep America in the game”.  The only “catch” is that the U.S. banking cartel needs to end their scam of fiat currency (creating money out of thin air) while bankrupting other countries, and move to an honest, gold-backed currency.

The video description states:

Is a family of Asian elders about to spell the end of the Banking Cabal through a worldwide monetary reset? Or is the global economy about to be consolidated even further?

One way or another, the value of your money is about to change…

While this all sounds very promising, one must question everything, including the motives behind it. I’ll address some of these questions at the end of the article.

The following is a transcription to the video:

The question that we’re being asked most by our network, even more than Ebola, Ukraine, and Isis (which we will be addressing in the future) is “What’s really going on with the economy?” “Are we really in a recovery? Are we on the verge of some even greater catastrophe? Or, is it perhaps something else entirely?” With the current launch of our new ThriveTogether subscription option, we decided to share the following as a sample of the type of in process thinking that we’ll now be sharing with our subscribers. So, I’ll start in and then hand it off to Kimberly.

Regarding the global economy… What we’re actually seeing is unprecedented developments leading toward a possible complete global economic transformation. We see, very probably, a new, more humble, more peaceful role for the United States, a new role for the dollar, and, possibly, new roles for you and me. Here are some facts about a few recent developments that can provide critical background:

First, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have launched what they call the New Development Bank with a $100 billion gold backing and another $100 billion in reserve. The Chinese, who hold $1.3 trillion of US debt of U.S. debt, second only to the Federal Reserve itself, have begun selling rather than buying U.S. Bonds. So has Russia. So, America is running out of lenders to borrow from. For the first time in 70 years, the Chinese and Russians have created over 40 deals, including oil purchases totaling close to $1 trillion, and they’re doing this in their own currencies and gold, no longer agreeing to U.S. dollar supremacy. For anyone who doesn’t know, in 1944 (the end of World War II) the Bretton Woods Conference was held where the IMF and the World Bank were created and then soon after, the dollar was declared the only international exchange currency — basically, a global economic system primarily under U.S. control. These new deals and others like them around the world are a very significant move. The Chinese have also launched the Shanghai gold exchange to try to bring integrity to international gold pricing after recent revelations of market-rigging by the West. The BRICS countries have also created a new rating agency, the UCRG (Universal Credit Rating Group) that will compete with the cabal’s services (Fitch, Moody’s, the S & P) whose corrupt bestowing of AAA ratings upon junk investments was exposed in the 2008 crash. The BRICS alliance is also working (understandably) on an alternate Internet to avoid the predations of the NSA. The BRICS countries have been patiently check-mating the corrupt cabal that has been destroying the global economy and the environment and now this BRICS group is creating (as far as we can tell) a more transparent, honest, inclusive, and sustainable alternative.

I want to tell you a real story that might sound like a fiction thriller, but which I’m saying publicly now because I believe the evidence is strong enough now to support its validity. In addition to these BRICS developments, there is an alliance of spiritual elders (often referred to as the “Dragon Families”). They represent China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Viet Nam, at least and they are stewards of the largest off-the-book gold troves in the world. It represents most of the wealth on the planet and is sometimes called “Yamashita’s Gold”. This is fully documented in a 2005 book called “The Gold Warriors”, which we highly recommend that you read. Gold has been the most trusted medium of exchange and storehouse of wealth throughout history and we’re being told that these families want to use the vast resource, collected over centuries, to support debt relief, humanitarian projects, and transformative innovations and inventions. They apparently would be willing to provide the gold to back the dollar and keep America in the game, but the Western banking cabal needs to end their scam of creating money out of nothing and bankrupting other countries and then move to an honest, asset-backed system. We’ve also been made aware that there are many individuals in the armed services and in the intelligence agencies who are horrified at the deceptive and destructive agenda of the Washington Consensus and the military industrial complex. And they are not only unwilling to support more U.S. imperialist agendas, but are working hard and at great risk to correct the situation. In addition to The Oathkeepers and Veterans Against War, there’s a committed group who call themselves the White Hats who apparently have been brokering a pending, peaceful resolution — a deal between the Asian Elders and the Banking Cabal — and there are a lot of reports that these new negotiations are now reaching completion, though success is obviously not guaranteed.

You might be asking yourself, as I did, “Why would the banking cabal go along with all this?” To answer that, let’s look back at some relevant history because the relationship between the Elders and the cabal goes back centuries, but a hint of this dynamic is revealed by a few little-known occurrences. First, the Central Banking, debt-based money scam goes back several centuries to the founding of the Bank of England and the spread through Europe of the Rothschild family. U.S. President Andrew Jackson fought off assassination attempts for trying to prevent fiat money central banking in the U.S. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after he tried to get rid of fiat money. Fast forward to 1913, the Federal Reserve and the IRS are created in the same year and one century later, the purchasing power of the dollar has collapsed by more than 97%. In 1933, President Roosevelt confiscated the gold of all Americans to help repay secret debts to European central bankers. We’re being told that the Bretton Woods system itself was backed by borrowing from the Chinese against these vast gold holdings and repayment of these loans is greatly overdue. In 1963, President Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110 to issue dollars outside the Federal Reserve system and at the same time, he agreed to a deal with President Sukarno of Indonesia to use Asian gold troves to help stabilize the U.S. economy and to develop Asia and Africa. Shortly thereafter, as you know, he was assassinated. 1971 — President Nixon took away the gold backing of the dollar and now allowed money to be printed without anything real backing it and now the U.S. debt is almost $18 trillion. After the 2008 financial collapse in the first (for a long time) partial audit of the Fed it was discovered that they covertly gave away at least $16 trillion to domestic and foreign banks. For comparison, the entire US Gross Domestic Product last year was $16.2 trillion. Currently, the too-big-to-fail banks globally are carrying over $700 trillion in derivatives debt and the Federal Reserve has been printing tens of billions of dollars a month in fake money, putting the burden of repayment on us and on generations to come and calling it by the lovely name of “Quantitiative Easing”. This is exactly the kind of thing that the Elders don’t want to happen all over the world.

China is buying huge amounts of gold in addition to the troves I mentioned earlier. The U.S. is usually indebted to China and Japan and with nuclear weapons and millions of soldiers, China can’t be pushed around like so many other countries that the U.S. has bullied. Countries around the world are beginning to reject the use of the U.S. dollars, backed by nothing but the promise of a broke, heavily indebted imperialist country. And, interestingly enough, repayments of hundreds of tons of gold that China had moved to the US for safekeeping is 15 years overdue and the first shipment of gold back to China was due on September 12, 2001. Yes, the day after 9/11, when the offices that were handling the pay arrangements in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were destroyed. Bottom line: audits of Fort Knox and the New York Fed (our gold depositories in the U.S.) aren’t allowed. When Germany demanded their loan gold back recently, the U.S. refused. America apparently does not have enough gold to join the world in backing their currency. The Elders are offering a way out of this doomsday reality.

Based on these facts and on our educated speculation, let’s look now at possible scenarios. In a worst case (let’s call this one Plan B), the U.S. and the banking cabal resist the offer of the Elders to provide gold to back U.S. currency and they reject joining the rest of the world’s new asset-backed system and the associated humanitarian relief. America would be isolated, the war hawks try to stay imperialistic, they try to create false-flag events leading to World War III, and they continue to try to impose their police state to their last dying breath. The big banks and the U.S. government are broke, so this would mean the collapse of the dollar and complete social breakdown in the U.S. Not a pretty sight.

Or, more likely in my opinion, but certainly not guaranteed, Plan A. The Western cabal reluctantly agrees and goes along with the release of ample, historic funds for honest asset-backed money, currency resets, debt relief, and historic humanitarian projects. The dollar may still devalue and most likely there would be major transitional challenges, but in the long run, a much more stable economy without fake money and the Global Domination Agenda is cast out to the trash heap of history at last. In the U.S., there would be a switch from Federal Reserve Notes (debt notes) to asset-backed TRNs (Treasury Reserve Notes), which we’re being told are already being printed, and prosperity based on real money begins to be restored. Of course, in this scenario, we need to be alert to be a truly free and empowering world of equal rights for everyone and not just wind up under the thumb of some new world regime in some sort of global, royal hierarchy or communist tyranny. The Elders must be held carefully to their spoken covenant to use these vast gold troves to reboot the world for humanitarian benefit. Also, soon the fractional reserve banking system will need to disappear along with fiat money because they are both illegitimate partners in crime. I’m told by some who have visited with them that the Elders are truly profound beings, enlightened enough to know that most of this gold is not truly theirs — that in fact, much of it represents the plunder of centuries of war and that they’re just stewarding its careful return to the people of the world. I’m told that their core commitment, as opposed to controlling greed, is to the spiritual legacy of their families, their people, and to the peoples of the world and I hope that it’s true. This is not the People’s Republic of China. This is a separate entity.

What’s really going to happen? That depends on what the cabal does and what the Elders do and, in the long run, what people like you and I do. With all that’s going on that is so insidious, why would I think that this Plan A is more likely? Because there are very well informed insiders working on this with whom we’re in contact. These are not just some rumors on the Internet for us. These same people forewarned us about the coming of the BRICS bank, the revelations of the Libor interest rate and gold price-fixing scandals, the new TRNs and much more. The timing of this type of unfolding event is understandably uncertain, but confirmations of key intel just keep showing up. The BRICS alliance is a hugely significant move and the Asian gold troves, which the CIA has been trying to locate and steal for decades, are real. I know it can seem strange to open to the possibility of such vast and beneficial global transformation, but there is a lot of evidence that the world is re-organizing around the fundamental pattern of restoring the wholeness of natural systems. We’ve been studying these emerging global and economic changes intensely for the last three years and now it finally seems like the time to bring this conversation out into the light because so many of the verifiable predictions are now actually happening.

When we were making THRIVE, I used to think if a genie gave me three personal wishes, what would I wish for? The first one was that the film would be safely finished. We used encrypted communications and stayed under the radar, we went global in a day in 10 languages, and obviously THRIVE came out safely. My second wish was that there would still be an open Internet to spread THRIVE’s message worldwide. That too happened, especially with the help of anonymous computer whizzes and activists everywhere. My third wish, which seemed really outrageous at the time, was that there would be a force in the world powerful enough to checkmate and transcend the Global Domination Agenda of the Western banking cabal that we laid out in our film. I am amazed and encouraged that this too seems to be coming true.

Kimberly: I think one of the reasons that Foster and I are so optimistic is because of the exposure we get. THRIVE is out in so many languages now that we are exposed to people and movements from every continent. As a result, I feel like what happens is we’re able to see a pattern and the pattern that emerges is informed by specific incidences, but it’s a vantage that allows us to see that a new paradigm really is emerging. We see signs of that all the time.

Since THRIVE came out, we have been contacted by over 400 different inventors of breakthrough technologies in power and water purification and decontamination and agricultural efficiency and healing technologies. It’s not because these are easy things to be developing at this stage of the game. It’s because they know that as this old system crumbles, we are not going to be starting from scratch on solutions. These things, once fully empowered, are going to be able to get out all around the world and we’re really going to be able to hit the road running on this. It’s true of so many things that we see.

So what are some other signs that inform the pattern that creates the hopefulness for us, but also informs our solutions strategies? In just a few years, more than 55 countries have either banned or seriously restricted GMOs. That’s almost entirely from grass roots activists organizing. Many attempts to suppress the Internet by the government and corporations have been successfully averted. (People are staying awake on that one.) There are more than a dozen countries that have pro-actively released their UFO-related files. People have organized to effectively resist the mandatory tracking RFID chips and national ID cards. Over a million people around the world have officially said “No” to smart meters and have informed the utility companies that they’re not going for it. The whole toxic aerial spraying and climate geo-engineering is really coming into people’s attention and they’re organizing to figure out what’s really going on and get the truth about that and organizing to stop it. The non-pharmaceutically-controlled cancer cures are becoming much more available to people. For sure, the medical cannabis, but also others. There’s one I’ve been working with recently called GcMAF. (You can check it out at I’m super-excited about that one.) Big banks have been fined now for market-rigging and fraud and sure, the amount they have been fined is insufficient and the individuals haven’t been held accountable, but nonetheless, I think it’s significant because it takes this whole fraud and market-rigging out of conspiracy theory and into official acknowledgment and I think there’s going to be a lot more of that coming down the pike.

The other thing that I know warms my optimism is that the whole consciousness and activist movements are really coming together and sharing the wisdom and the experience of each. Another thing I love is that young people, in particular, are getting their news from different sources and are not getting bogged down by the mainstream distraction. I think that is related to something that I see with people all over, which is that I think we are increasingly questioning the accuracy of the image that we’ve been led to believe about ourselves. We’re really finding each other and those who recognize and believe in and are helping to manifest something different.

A lot of people can feel it, especially those who are engaged in helping to make things happen, and it’s the reason I’m so excited for ThriveTogether because our network is so intelligent. Each country is at a different stage in this evolutionary process so we can really learn from each other and we’ll be informed by the topics that you want us to address and your experience and insights and as well, we’ll be engaged in those that we’ve been studying and are engaged in right now and opening up our real-time research process with you. In addition to the topics that you suggest, we will also be covering more of everything that Foster’s talked about today and the whole changing role of the United States in global affairs. Also, we’ll have people on who disagree, who have different worldviews and perspectives, but we’ll have a forum where we can speak respectfully and intelligently with one another on topics like climate change so that we can really figure out what is going on so that we can be prepared for whatever that is. We are going to be talking about the fact that the United States is actually a corporation and what are the ramifications of that. We’ll be talking about new science and free energy and the other innovations that we’re connected to. We’ll get people in who are really informed about the whole UFO disclosure around the world and what’s going on with that and, also, the whole history and justification for authoritarian rule. How did the government and the cabal get the power that they have and how does the liberty perspective inform our understanding of that. And, also, our solutions. I’m really excited to unpack that one together. It’s the root of all of this that I think we really need to look at and I’m excited to.

The idea is that we’re going to get real-time interaction with you so that together we can develop a roadmap for transformation and really get specific, implementable stages of action and the principles behind them so that we can actually, together, get from where we are to where we need and want to be.

Foster: In addition to this type of sharing, we’re excited and eager for our real-time interactive calls with you and also to be addressing your questions and hearing your insights. Below this video, we’ll put a link to another clip that describes our new ThriveTogether initiative. So, we invite you to join with us in the conversation, connect the dots on current events, and co-create with us the transition to true freedom and prosperity.

To find out more, visit the Thrive website.

Question everything!

I asked one of my sources whether this content of this video was true and he told me it wasn’t.

That being said, I’m sure we all sincerely hope this is true but the first thing that comes to mind is how the “Dragon” family is one of the factions behind this. Dragon = Draconian = Alpha Draconians. What is their agenda?

Secondly, debt forgiveness would have to be included in this proposition because the U.S. dollar is based on the lie of fractional reserve, which creates money out of thin air. Would the Dragon family’s money cover individual OR country debt forgiveness? Or both?

As long as there is money, we’re still economic slaves to a broken system, but like I mentioned in a recent article entitled, ” Karen Hudes: Dollar To Crash And Be Replaced With New, Interest Free, Gold-Backed Currency“, this would also be a step in the right direction until we transition out of money, entirely. This can be done right now through ideas such as Ubuntu and the Venus Project.

One must also ask if this is a distraction for something much larger going on behind the curtain?

Lastly, one must ask if this has anything to do regarding the establishment of a “one world currency” via the “New World Order”?

We’ve been financial slaves to a broken system since the inception of money and the banksters are literally laughing “all the way to the bank”.

As an eternal optimist, “I hope it happens” but similar to long-winded plans of NESARA that keep people believing without any real hope, I won’t hold my breath on it.

One thing that we can be sure of is that we’re not being told the whole truth by our world leaders and by those in any position of power, including the banking cartel and the main stream media.

All we can do is to hope for the best because the current system is broken and unsustainable.

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BUZZSAW: 2015 Bilderberg Conference Review: Collapse and False Flags with Daniel Estulin ~ TheLipTV

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The 2015 Bilderberg conference is discussed with Daniel Estulin, who explores how the group is facing declining influence and hedging their bets against a global economic collapse. The tools of false flags and unrest that are being employed by the world’s elite, as well as the upcoming documentary on the Bilderbergs, and the possible catastrophic outcomes of the Iran Nuclear deal are explored. Learn about the Tavistock house, the growing power of the BRIC alliance, and if deindustrialization and population control are on the agenda of the elite in this Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.

Daniel Estulin is an award winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, published in 59 countries and translated into 34 languages. He was featured on Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory television show. He is currently the host of RT TV show, DESDE LA SOMBRA, and has a new documentary on the Bilderberg Group.

The Social Terrorism of the Mainstream Media ~ Max Igan

Surviving the Matrix – Season 5 – Episode 04
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“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

3-Year-Old London Child Deemed “Extremist”; Placed In Government Reeducation Program

Note: Tyler Durden: “The United Kingdom has gone batshit crazy.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself! Stunning degree of psychopathy on behalf of British officials, absolutely unbelievable. Of course, over here in the U.S. we drug kids into subordination and indoctrination, where toddlers are prescribed prozac to control a variety of “mental disorders”.

What’s the difference between locking a kid up behind bars, or making them prisoners in their own minds?

Blessings, {~A~}

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The United Kingdom has gone batshit crazy. There’s simply no other way to put it. I warned about Britain’s “war on toddler terrorists” earlier this year in the post: The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children. Here’s an excerpt:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

The document accompanies the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently before parliament. It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty “to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.

Never fear good citizens of Great Britain. While your government actively does everything in its power to protect criminal financial oligarchs and powerful pedophiles, her majesty draws the line at toddler thought crime. We learn from the Independent:

A three-year-old child from London is one of hundreds of young people in the capital who have been tipped as potential future radicals and extremists.

As reported by the Evening Standard, 1,069 people have been put in the government’s anti-extremism ‘Channel’ process, the de-radicalization program at the heart of the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy.

The three-year-old in the program is from the borough of Tower Hamlets, and was a member of a family group that had been showing suspect behavior.

Since September 2014, 400 under 18s, including teenagers and children, have been referred to the scheme.

The fact that this story broke on the same day that chairman of the UK’s Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee, Lord John Sewel, was caught on video snorting cocaine off the breast of a prostitute with a £5 note, is simply priceless. You just can’t make this stuff up.

From the BBC:

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes.

The footage showed him snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note.

In the footage, Lord Sewel, who is married, also discusses the Lords’ allowances system.

As chairman of committees, the crossbench peer also chaired the privileges and conduct committee, and was responsible for enforcing standards in the Lords.

Lord Sewel served as a minister in the Scotland office under Tony Blair’s Labour government.

Tony Blair, why am I not surprised:

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He has been a member of the Lords since 1996, and is a former senior vice principal of the University of Aberdeen.

Here’s a clip, in the event you’re interested:


The UK government is so far gone that it insists on protecting the public from toddlers, rather than protecting toddlers from powerful sexual predators. In case you need a reminder:

In Great Britain, Powerful Pedophiles are Seemingly Everywhere and Totally Above the Law

In Great Britain, Protecting Pedophile Politicians is a Matter of “National Security”

Former BBC Host “Sir” Jimmy Savile Exposed as Major Player in Massive Pedophile Ring

Moret & Battis: Jade Helm-Ukraine-Pope-UN post 2015 Agenda are one integrated Jesuit operation ~ Alfred Lambremont Webre

You can access links and more context while watching the interview here. Thank you. Leuren Moret & Laurens Battis: Jade Helm, Ukraine, EU & Greece Deconstruction, Pope, UN post-2015 Development Agenda are one integrated Jesuit operation
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Living in a Paradox ~ Max Igan

Surviving the Matrix – Season 5 – Episode 02

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader” – Plato

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25 Signs That The Global Elite’s Ship Is About To Sink

This is a compilation of developments for the first half of 2015 lending credence to the notion this year will be a major nexus point of change. This was prophesied to some degree by the Blood Moon Tetrad which we reported on earlier this year.

Related Blood Moon Tetrad Suggests World Changing Events for 2015? | Let This Be Our Year For Change

Related Elite Now Evacuating – A Time Of Change Is Upon Us

Related Negative Interest Rates Are Here | JP Morgan private banker: “We can’t make money anymore…”

– Justin

Source – The Mind Unleashed

Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have planned for complete control are now being exposed, cornered and investigated from many different angles. There is no need to buy into the fear-based propaganda the major media and even several alternative media outlets dispense. Very good things are happening and even better things are coming. Let’s take a look at some of the major stories that have occurred in the last 8 weeks alone. Piecing the puzzle together, we see that the jig is up and the events surrounding it are growing in size and speed.
1. 57 Nations approved as founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Notable countries who signed on June 29th, 2015 include Russia, India, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Indonesia, the UK, Italy and Austria. Notables who did not join are the U.S. and Japan.
2. May 12th, 2015: Russia asks Greece to join the BRICS Alliance. Notice the BRICS trend in the stories to follow.
3. May 24th, 2015: The Pentagon released documents to Judicial Watch, a government watchdog law firm,
proving that the US Government played a central role in creating ISIL. Interestingly, the mainstream media failed to cover this story. A few weeks later, ex US Intelligence officials confirm the report.
4. May 31st, 2015: Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras writes an open letter, warns European leaders they are “making a grave mistake,” and suggests they re-read Hemingways’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”
5. June 2nd, 2015: The U.S. Federal Government was hacked as the personal data of 4 million current, former and prospective employees believed to have been breached. 3 weeks later FBI Director James Comey told US Senators the actual number could be 18 million. Some believe the hack was coordinated to gather further evidence
of crimes by certain government officials. More on that further down.
6. June 2nd, 2015: Kentucky Senator Rand Paul calls for the U.S. Government to declassify 28 pages in the 9/11 attack report that the Bush Administration blacked out.
7. June 3rd, 2015: Famous musician Akon announces his Solar Academy will bring solar power to over 600 million people in Africa. A major victory for clean energy and humanity.
8. June 4th, 2015: Whistle-blower Edward Snowden says a “profound difference” had occurred since releasing the NSA documents and that the balance of power has shifted in our world.  Is he referring to the BRICS Alliance?
9. June 5th, 2015: “There Will Be A Reset of The Financial Industry.” The International Monetary Fund says the Chinese yuan is no longer undervalued. This sets the stage for the yuan to be recognized as a global reserve currency, something the U.S. Dollar (which is backed by war and oil) does not like.
10. June 7, 2015: Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s largest banks, co-CEO’s Jain and Fitschen resign. Two days later, German prosecutors raided the Bank’s headquarters in a criminal tax-fraud probe.
11. June 15, 2015: China says the G-7 Summit in Germany was a “gathering of debtors.” They mean this literally as the Bretton Woods western financial system is based on debt. And in fact, the entire western financial system has been running illegally and is technically bankrupt. For more on the real history of Bretton Woods and its connection to JFK, The Global Collateral Accounts and the gold standard, read here.
12. June 17th, 2015 is quite the day with the next four stories all being reported at that time. First, JP Morgan’s number 2, the Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee, suddenly and unexpectedly passes over. Since late 2013, the list of high-level banking officials to have passed over has grown to 70. Clearly, something is happening.
13. June 17, 2015: Russia and China announced that all natural gas and crude oil sales between
the two countries will now be done in Chinese yuan( formerly the U.S. Dollar) and will be convertible into Russian Rubles. The U.S. Dollar hegemony is waning.
14. June 17, 2015: The State of Texas has signed a bill that calls for the repatriation of their gold from the Federal Government. When asked what would happen if the government tried to steal back the gold, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione said this: There is a motto in the office of almost every state legislator in Texas, and it’s a flag that we have [from the Texas Revolution], it’s below a cannon and what the motto says is, “Come and Take it.”
15. June 17, 2015: Greece’s Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee released a report stating that the debt Greece “owes” is illegal, illegitimate and odious, according to international law. Further, they stated the IMF and ECB ( European Central Bank) having illegally and knowingly imposed these illegitimate debts upon Greece and other nations. A direct call out to the global banking cartel.
16. June 18th, 2015: Baron David de Rothschild has been indicted by a French court over financial fraud. French police have been ordered by the court to track down Baron. The Rothschild family has long been viewed as the family sitting atop the global financial ponzi scheme. Lawyer Antonio Flores told reporters, ” it’s a real breakthrough moment for everyone involved.”
17. June 18, 2015: In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says Bush era officials can be held liable for detaining innocent people after the 9/11 attack. Will this lead to some major arrests?
18. June 19, 2015: While European leaders try to save face on the debt crisis, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was in Russia and gave a speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, stating that “the economic center of the planet has already shifted” and that new powers are playing an “important role on an economic and geopolitical level.” * Reread story header number 8…BRICS, anyone? Oh, and Greece and Russia signed a €2 billion gas pipeline deal that day too…a strategic economic and geopolitical game-changer.
19. July 5th, 2015: Greece votes “NO” to the creditors’ bailout offer. This is a massive stance for humanity that Greece just took against the banking elite. As of this writing, a “deal” has been reached but is expected to fall apart in the coming days. Kicking the can down the road does not solve the issue, but rather speeds up the revolution mindset of many frustrated Greek citizens. September/October is when many financial experts are saying that some fireworks are to be expected. 
21. July 8th, 2015: On this day, several strange events occurred. The NYSE was taken down for multiple hours, the Wall Street Journal was taken offline just after the stock exchange went down, United Airlines was forced to ground all of its flights nationwide due to computer “issues,” and 2,500 people losing power in Washington D.C. This whistle-blower journalist just wrote that his Pentagon sources said the Pentagon/BRICS Alliance took it down as a “dry run.”
22. July 7th, 2015: Backing up one day we see that the hacking group Anonymous tweeted this on the evening prior to the stock exchange hack: Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street….we can only hope. 
David Wilcock has previously written a detailed document stating that Anonymous is working with certain patriotic US Military forces to legally take down the banking elite.. This aligns nicely with what the whistle-blower journalist, Benjamin Fulford, just wrote this week about the Pentagon and BRICS Alliance in the previous story.
23. July 14th, 2015: Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. reach a historic deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Entire books could be written on the geopolitical, financial and technological implications of this move. There are also reports that the reality of this situation is that Iran has free energy technology and will be using this to help bring down the banking/political/oil industry elite. This would make sense as the strongest opponents to this deal have been Israel and its Prime Minister and several American politicians like the Bushes, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. 
24. July 15th, 2015: Santa Cruz County votes to stop doing business with 5 major banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS. Watch this set off a chain reaction in those who will follow suit.
25. Now: You are here on the planet at this time to make a wonderful contribution. Please continue playing your role for the benefit of us all.

The END Could Come Like A Thief in the Night — X22 Report ~ SGT Report

SGT Report welcomes fellow truth-teller and REAL NEWS pundit Dave from X22 Report for an in-depth conversation about the unprecedented 4-hour shut down of the New York Stock Exchange last week. Dave and I agree that if the NYSE can shut down for half a day for no good reason, it proves that the END of our precarious financial system could come like a thief in the night – with NO warning at all.

We also focus on the real enemies of humanity – nope, not Osama, Al Qaeda or ISIS, but the Banksters and their friends who create and fund such organizations.

There’s a lot here to chew on, so grab an adult beverage, your favorite snack and kick back. X22 Report is here.

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Obamacare Sticker Shock Arrives: Insurance Premiums To Soar 20-40%

Note: As if Americans need anything else to be angry about, here we go with more corporate based debt slavery arriving on our doorstep. Me thinks this hairball is about to unravel in a very ugly manner.

So be prepared and lay low until after shtf – because as tyranny like this unfolds, it’s surely coming….sooner than later.

Have a blessed week! {~A~}

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Two months ago, we outlined why the CPI-boosting Affordable Care Act is on the verge of bankrupting that all important driver of the US economic growth engine — the American consumer.

Put simply, inflation in medical care services costs hadn’t yet reared its ugly head because many insurers were as yet unable to gauge the full base-effect impact of Obamacare on their P&L. That, we said, was about to change: “After finally digesting the true cost of Obamacare, any recent insurance prime hikes will seem like a walk in the park compared to what is coming.


Sure enough, insurers have now taken a close look at exactly how much socialized medicine is costing them.

Not surprisingly, the picture isn’t pretty.

In some cases, forecasters grossly underestimated the number of claims they would likely receive, and indeed, even a PhD economist can tell you that when the amount going out for claims is greater than the amount coming in via premiums, there’s a problem with the model and because staunching the outflow is effectively now forbidden, something has to give on the receivables side of the equation which means dramatically higher premiums.

NY Times has the story:

Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives.



The Oregon insurance commissioner, Laura N. Cali, has just approved 2016 rate increases for companies that cover more than 220,000 people. Moda Health Plan, which has the largest enrollment in the state, received a 25 percent increase, and the second-largest plan, LifeWise, received a 33 percent increase.


Jesse Ellis O’Brien, a health advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money.”


The rate requests, from some of the more popular health plans, suggest that insurance markets are still adjusting to shock waves set off by the Affordable Care Act.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has requested rate increases averaging 51 percent for its 33,000 members. The proposal elicited tart online comments from consumers.

“This rate increase is ridiculous,” one subscriber wrote on the website of the New Mexico insurance superintendent.


In their submissions to federal and state regulators, insurers cite several reasons for big rate increases. These include the needs of consumers, some of whom were previously uninsured; the high cost of specialty drugs; and a policy adopted by the Obama administration in late 2013 that allowed some people to keep insurance that did not meet new federal standards.


“Our enrollees generated 24 percent more claims than we thought they would when we set our 2014 rates,” said Nathan T. Johns, the chief financial officer of Arches Health Plan, which covers about one-fourth of the people who bought insurance through the federal exchange in Utah. As a result, the company said, it collected premiums of $39.7 million and had claims of $56.3 million in 2014. It has requested rate increases averaging 45 percent for 2016.


The rate requests are the first to reflect a full year of experience with the new insurance exchanges and federal standards that require insurers to accept all applicants, without charging higher prices because of a person’s illness or disability.

There you go. Precisely as we said, the ACA and of course the ballooning cost of new drugs proxied by Janet Yellen’s “stretched” biotech sector mean manidtorily insured Americans will now be charged more. Much more.

But do not despair because where there’s an Obama there’s always “hope”. And on that note, we’ll leave you with the following, from the President:

If insurance regulators “do their job, my expectation is that [rates hikes] will come in significantly lower than what’s being requested.”

Prisons: America’s slave empire


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Three prisoners—Melvin Ray, James Pleasant and Robert Earl Council—who led work stoppages in Alabama prisons in January 2014 as part of the Free Alabama Movement have spent the last 18 months in solitary confinement. Authorities, unnerved by the protests that engulfed three prisons in the state, as well as by videos and pictures of abusive conditions smuggled out by the movement, say the men will remain in solitary confinement indefinitely.

The prison strike leaders are denied televisions and reading material. They spend at least three days a week, sometimes longer, without leaving their tiny isolation cells. They eat their meals seated on their steel toilets. They are allowed to shower only once every two days despite temperatures that routinely rise above 90 degrees.

The men have become symbols of a growing resistance movement inside American prisons. The prisoners’ work stoppages and refusal to co-operate with authorities in Alabama are modeled on actions that shook the Georgia prison system in December 2010. The strike leaders argue that this is the only mechanism left to the 2.3 million prisoners across America. By refusing to work—a tactic that would force prison authorities to hire compensated labor or to induce the prisoners to return to their jobs by paying a fair wage—the neoslavery that defines the prison system can be broken. Prisoners are currently organizing in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

“We have to shut down the prisons,” Council, known as Kinetik, one of the founders of the Free Alabama Movement, told me by phone from the Holman Correctional Facility in Escambia County, Ala. He has been in prison for 21 years, serving a sentence of life without parole. “We will not work for free anymore. All the work in prisons, from cleaning to cutting grass to working in the kitchen, is done by inmate labor. [Almost no prisoner] in Alabama is paid. Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

“We do not believe in the political process,” said Ray, who spoke from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Ala., and who is serving life without parole. “We are not looking to politicians to submit reform bills. We aren’t giving more money to lawyers. We don’t believe in the courts. We will rely only on protests inside and outside of prisons and on targeting the corporations that exploit prison labor and finance the school-to-prison pipeline. We have focused our first boycott on McDonald’s. McDonald’s uses prisoners to process beef for patties and package bread, milk, chicken products. We have called for a national Stop Campaign against McDonald’s. We have identified this corporation to expose all the others. There are too many corporations exploiting prison labor to try and take them all on at once.”

“We are not going to call for protests outside of statehouses,” Ray went on. “Legislators are owned by corporations. To go up there with the achy breaky heart is not going to do any good. These politicians are in it for the money. If you are fighting mass incarceration, the people who are incarcerated are not in the statehouse. They are not in the parks. They are in the prisons. If you are going to fight for the people in prison, join them at the prison. The kryptonite to fight the prison system, which is a $500 billion enterprise, is the work strike. And we need people to come to the prisons to let guys on the inside know they have outside support to shut the prison down. Once we take our labor back, prisons will again become places for correction and rehabilitation rather than centers of corporate profit.”

The three prisoners said that until the prison-industrial complex was dismantled there would be no prison reform. They said books such as Stokely Carmichael’s “Ready for Revolution” and Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” along with the failure of prison reform movements, convinced them that the only hope to battle back against a prison system that contains 25 percent of the world’s prisoners was to organize resistance. And they find no solace in a black president.

“To say that we have a black president does not say anything,” Ray said. “The politicians are the ones who orchestrated this system. They are either directly involved as businessmen—many are already millionaires or billionaires, or they are controlled by millionaires and billionaires. We are not blindsided by titles. We are looking at what is going on behind the scenes. We see a coordinated effort by the Koch brothers, ALEC [the American Legislative Exchange Council] and political action committees that see in prisons a business opportunity. Their goal is to increase earnings. And once you look at it like this, it does not matter if we have a black or white president. That is why the policies have not changed. The laws, such as mandatory minimum [sentences], were put in place by big business so they would have access to cheap labor. The anti-terrorism laws were enacted to close the doors on the access to justice so people would be in prison longer. Big business finances campaigns. Big business writes the laws and legislation. And Obama takes money from these people. He is as vested in this system as they are.”

In Alabama prisons, as in nearly all such state facilities across the United States, prisoners do nearly every job, including cooking, cleaning, maintenance, laundry and staffing the prison barbershop. In the St. Clair prison there is also a chemical plant, a furniture company and a repair shop for state vehicles. Other Alabama prisons run printing companies and recycling plants, stamp license plates, make metal bed frames, operate sand pits and tend fish farms. Only a few hundred of Alabama’s 26,200 prisoners—the system is designed to hold only 13,130 people—are paid to work; they get 17 to 71 cents an hour. The rest are slaves.

The men bemoaned a lack of recreational and educational programs and basic hygiene supplies, the poor ventilation that sends temperatures in the cells and dormitories to over 100 degrees, crumbling infrastructures, infestations of cockroaches and rats, and corrupt prison guards who routinely beat prisoners and sell contraband, including drugs and cell phones. These conditions, coupled with the overcrowding, are, they warned, creating a tinderbox, especially as temperatures soar. There was a riot in St. Clair in April. There has been a rash of stabbings and fights in the prison. Prisoners have assaulted 10 guards in St. Clair during the last four weeks.

The worst thing is the water,” said James Pleasant, a St. Clair prisoner who has served 13 years of a 43-year sentence. “It is contaminated. It causes kidney, renal failure and cancer. The food causes stomach diseases. We have had three to four outbreaks of food poisoning in the last four months.”

He said that the prolonged caging of prisoners and the closing of rehabilitation programs, including education programs, guarantee recidivism, something sought by the corporations that profit from prisons. An estimated 80 percent of prisoners entering the Alabama prison system are functionally illiterate.

“Sleeping on a concrete slab is not going to teach you how to read or write,” Pleasant said. “Sleeping on a concrete slab will not solve mental health issues. But the system does not change. It does what it is designed to do. It makes sure people are driven back into the system to work without pay.”

“For years we were called niggers to indicate we had no value or worth and that anything could be done to us,” Ray said. “Then the word ‘nigger’ became politically incorrect. So they began calling us criminals. When you say a person is a criminal it means that what happens to them does not matter. It means he or she is a nigger. It means they deserve what they get.”

Prisons, the men said, have increasingly placed larger and larger financial burdens on families, with the poorest families suffering the most. Prisoners, too, suffer as a result.

“If you don’t get money from your family, your poverty blocks you out from buying items at the commissary or making phone calls,” Council said. “You can’t communicate with your family. If you don’t have someone to send you money you can’t even buy stamps to write home. They [authorities] are supposed to give us two free stamps a week, but I have never seen them do it in my 16 years of incarceration. We pay a $4 medical co-pay if we make a sick call. Every additional medication we receive is $4. If you have a cold and you get something for sinuses, pain meds and something for congestion, that becomes a $16 visit. And if you get $20 from a family member, the state will take $16 off the top to pay for the visit. You end up with $4 to spend at a jacked-up canteen. There are a lot of brothers walking around in debt. …”

“It takes brutality and force to make a person work for free and live in the type of conditions we live in and not do anything about it,” Ray said. “The only way they made slavery work was to use force. It is no different in the slave empire of prisons. They use brutality to hold it together. And this brutality will not go away until the system goes away.”

The men described numerous horrific beatings by guards.

Pleasant said, “They stood me up against the wall [with my hands cuffed behind me]. There were about 10 officers. They started swinging, punching and hitting me with sticks. They knocked my legs out from under me. My face hit the floor. They stomped on my face. They sent me to the infirmary to hide what they did, for 30 days. When I looked in the mirror I could not recognize my facial features. This was the fourth time I was beaten like this.”

I asked the three men, speaking to me on a conference call, what prison conditions said about America. They laughed.

“It says America is what it has always been, America,” said Ray. “It says if you are poor and black you will be exploited, brutalized and murdered. It says most of American society, especially white society, is indifferent. It says nothing has really changed for us since slavery.”

SGTreport – THE SILVER SQUEEZE: Comex is Losing Control

Published on Jun 25, 2015

Dave Kranzler from Investment Research is back to discuss the treachery of the United States Congress and Senate who have betrayed the American people once again by approving the fast tracking of the TPP, which Dave says is the death nail for the American middle class.

We also cover the all-time high silver open interest on the Comex, the Cartel is piling on new paper shorts at record levels and Dave says, “This is potentially building to the mother of all short squeezes, and I think the fact that they keep piling on more and more naked short interest on the Comex tells us that they’re losing control of this.”

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Bombing the Arctic: US Navy War Games in Gulf of Alaska Threaten One of World’s Most Pristine Areas

Published on Jun 16, 2015 – The U.S. Navy is set to begin a major war exercise in the Gulf of Alaska amid protests from local communities concerned about environmental damage. The Navy is reportedly unleashing thousands of sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines and Coast Guard members along with several Navy destroyers, hundreds of aircrafts, untold weaponry and a submarine for the naval exercises. The Gulf of Alaska is one of the most pristine places left on Earth; the region includes critical habitat for all five wild Alaskan salmon species and 377 other species of marine life. The Navy’s planned live bombing runs will entail the detonation of tens of thousands of pounds of toxic munitions, as well as the use of active sonar in fisheries. The Navy has conducted war games in the Gulf of Alaska, on and off, for the last 30 years, but these new exercises are the largest by far. They come at a time when scientists are increasingly worried about climate change causing Arctic melting. Meanwhile, the unprecedented melting has created an opportunity for the military to expand its operations into previously inaccessible terrain. We are joined by Dahr Jamail, staff reporter at Truthout, whose latest piece is “Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic.”

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Lamb genetically modified with jellyfish sold as meat by Paris butcher

Ed note: Welcome to the era of the GMO-Clusterf*ck!  The entire food industry needs a “reset button” to get corporations and their mad science laboratory’s out of farming and our food supply, and back into the cultivating hands of compassionate farmers. Which begs the questions: “Are there any compassionate farmers left after 30yrs of factory farm takovers???”

So let me get this straight…A lamb genetically modified with Jellyfish has sex with an “unmodified” lamb (?) and births a genetically-modified-hybrid-lamb-baby which ends up as mystery meat on an untold number of dinner plates??? Really??? How does this happen in a civilized society?

Ahh but there’s one caveat to this “civilized society”, corporations aren’t “civilized” even tho they’re recognized as “persons” by the U.S. Supreme Court.

That said, it’s guaranteed we’re going to see a lot more of these “GMO faux paux’s” and if the ugly truth be known – they’re likely much more common than we care to know.

What a mess, n0w I understand why some people “wake-up” and go right back to sleep…{face palm, shake head}

Blessings, {~A~}

The following article takes the concept of Frankenfood to a whole other level.

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A GM lamb (not shown) was sent to an abattoir from the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Paris late last year and somehow ended up on a butcher’s slab.

From the Guardian:

French authorities are looking into how a lamb genetically modified with jellyfish protein was sold as meat to an unknown customer, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

The jellyfish-lamb, called “Rubis”, was sent to an abattoir from the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Paris late last year and somehow ended up on a butcher’s slab.


“A female lamb born to a sheep that was genetically modified as part of a medical research program was sold to a person in the Parisian region in October 2014,” said the National Institute for Agricultural Research in a statement, confirming a story first reported by Le Parisien newspaper.

The case has been taken up by a public health court in Paris, a judicial source told AFP.

Rubis “found itself on a plate! Who ate it? No one knows,” exclaimed Le Parisien on Tuesday.

France remains one of the staunchest opponents of GM research, ever since environmental protesters pressured the government into banning GM crops in the 2000s.

The European Union authorised the import and sale of 19 GM crops in April, but is likely to pass legislation allowing individual countries to block their use – in part thanks to demands from France.

Don’t worry my fellow Americans, that is France, something like this could never happen here.

After all, Congress is hard at work making sure future Americans will have as difficult a time as possible identifying the source of their meat.

For example, let’s revisit last month’s post, Congress Moves to Eliminate Labels Showing Consumers Where Meat Comes from Following WTO Ruling, where we learned that:

A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a “country-of-origin” labeling law for beef, pork and poultry Wednesday — just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of the law. The labels tell consumers what countries the meat is from: for example, “born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States” or “born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.”

As usual, Congress is hard at work on behalf of their corporate sponsors.

For related articles, see:

States Move to Criminalize Whistleblowing on Food Fraud and Animal Cruelty

How Undercover Animal Rights Activists are Winning the Ag-Gag War

This is What Happens to Walmart Pork Before it Reaches Your Plate

Hot Pockets Recalls 8 Million Pounds of Meat Due to “Diseased and Unsound Animals”

Forget Horse Meat or Fake Tuna, Rat Meat is Being Sold as Lamb in China

Food Fraud Hits a New Low with the Potential Emergence of Dog Meat in the UK

The Meat Industry Now Consumes 80% of All Antibiotics

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

Ubuntu – Farmer Exposes Bank Fraud – End of The Banking Empire is Near

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Ostrich farmer from Eastern Cape shows court his mortgage loan is now in Taiwan

This new case by a South African ostrich farmer against Standard Bank could open the floodgates for people to seek retribution from past unlawful judgement like mine and millions of others. If I was a banking executive – this would be a good time to resign and go into hiding. The people are waking up.
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Posted 21 June 2015
Written by Ciaran Ryan

An ostrich farmer from Grahamstown (South Africa) has thrown the local court into a spin by apparently proving that his mortgage loan with Standard Bank has been on-sold to an investor in Taiwan. This is the first time a securitisation audit has been presented in a SA court. On the basis of the evidence presented, the farmer says Standard Bank has no right to be in court.

Ash Davenport, a 63 year-old ostrich farmer from outside Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, may be about to make history in his effort to stave off attempts by Standard Bank to take possession of his 3,260ha farm over a R3 million loan he took out seven years ago.

Last week he threw the Grahamstown High Court into a spin when his attorney, Bev Carruthers of Port Elizabeth, plonked a securitisation audit in front of the judge. The securitisation audit suggests that his bank loan has been on-sold to a Taiwanese bank and is no longer owned by Standard Bank. That being the case, Standard Bank has no right to be in court. More than that, the audit suggests the bank has securitised (or on-sold) his bond for R5 million, not the R3 million he supposedly signed for.

The court reserved judgment as to whether to allow the audit to be presented as new evidence in a case that has been dragging on for close to seven years.

“I intend to fight this all the way,” says Davenport. “These banks have been getting away with this nonsense for too long. I had to pay R17,000 for the audit but it was worth it, since it provides proof that the bank has in fact been securitising mortgage loans and then coming after property owners when they have no right to.”

Securitisation audits are a new development in South Africa, but are common in the US. They effectively carry the same weight as a financial opinion by a company’s auditor, though the banks are trying to dismiss them as hearsay.

Standard Bank attempted to discredit the audit by Michael Carrigan, a certified mortgage securitisation auditor in the US, who managed to track the chain of title for Davenport’s mortgage bond all the way to Taiwan. The bank referred to Carrigan’s evidence as “speculative at best” and claimed he did not have a grasp of South African law. It then reiterated that his loan had not been securitised.

Carrigan also provided a second audit for another Grahamstown resident, Jay Brown (not his real name), apparently proving that his Standard Bank mortgage loan had ended up with a bank in Thailand. Brown is also defending his property against repossession by the bank.

Bear in mind that the bank in both cases has denied – as all the major banks have done in thousands of other similar cases – that it had securitised these mortgage bonds. Brown went one step further, by settling his debt to the bank by way of a promissory note of his own – similar to a cheque or bank note – which he claimed is legally permissible in terms of the Bills of Exchange Act.

This is a rather interesting defence first developed in SA by the late Johan Joubert, who insisted that individuals should issue their own promissory notes in settlement of debts, just as the banks concoct money out of thin air on their computer terminals. Standard Bank has refused to accept Brown’s promissory note.

Davenport has taken a more traditional route, arguing his case based on whatever evidence he can get his hands on. He asked Standard Bank to produce a “wet ink” copy of his mortgage bond and what was produced looked a little strange. The lines, the type face and the signatures did not line up with another copy he had. To all intents and purposes, it looked as if the documents were manufactured after the event, according to Davenport. Like someone had literally cut and pasted sections from one document, pasted them onto another, and then made a photocopy. This made him even more suspicious, even more certain that his mortgage bond had been securitised and the bank was hiding something.

So how did Davenport end up in this position?

The first thing to understand is that he is an eastern Cape farmer with a sharp tongue who doesn’t take kindly to bankers in suits coming to take away a farm that he and his family have been working since 1956. At one time he was the Eastern Cape’s most prominent ostrich farmer. He was exporting his ostrich meat to Europe and making a decent living. In 2004, the Avian flu scare hit SA. A government vet (Davenport calls him a “prick”) was sent down from Pretoria to inspect his birds, and with a wave of his pencil decided they should all be slaughtered.

On a personal note:
In 2013, Standard Bank bribed a Supreme Court Judge, by providing him with a pre-written judgement against me, Michael Tellinger, after a 3-hour argument at the South Gauteng High Court. During this hearing advocate Shem Symon, representing STD Bank, admitted to all the points raised by me which included: (This can all be verified from the court records.)
STD Bank did not lend me anything.
They did not have any money to lend me in the first place
They created the money on their system with clever book keeping entries – creating the money out of THIN AIR
The Bank securitises their home loans – selling them on to third party securitisation agencies like Blue Granit, losing all rights to the contract
STD Bank was in possession of my Bill of Exchange for around R900,000 that they refused to monetise or return to me.
STD Bank accepts payment in Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes

Let the banking games begin…
In love and unity
Michael Tellinger

Robert Reich on the Real Reason the Corporate-Friendly TPP Is Nearly Dead

In an era of staggering inequality, free trade turns out not to be good for everybody.

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How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history – a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress – is nearly dead?

The Trans Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson.

It’s not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn’t behind him).

The biggest lesson is most Americans no longer support free trade.

It used to be an article of faith that trade was good for America.

Economic theory told us so: Trade allows nations to specialize in what they do best, thereby fueling growth. And growth, we were told, is good for everyone.

But such arguments are less persuasive in this era of staggering inequality.

For decades almost all the gains from growth have been going to a small sliver of Americans at the top – while most peoples’ wages have stagnated, adjusted for inflation.

Economists point to overall benefits from expanded trade. All of us gain access to cheaper goods and services.

But in recent years the biggest gains from trade have gone to investors and executives, while the burdens have fallen disproportionately on those in the middle and below who have lost good-paying jobs.

So even though everyone gains from trade, the biggest winners are at the top. And as the top keeps moving higher compared to most of the rest of us, the vast majority feels relatively worse off.

To illustrate the point, consider a simple game I conduct with my students. I have them split up into pairs and ask them to imagine I’m giving $1,000 to one member of each pair.

I tell them the recipients can keep some of the money only on condition they reach a deal with their partner on how it’s to be divided up. They have to offer their partner a portion of the $1,000, and their partner must either accept or decline. If the partner declines, neither of them gets a penny.

You might think many recipients of the imaginary $1,000 would offer their partner one dollar, which the partner would gladly accept. After all, a dollar is better than nothing. Everyone is better off.

But that’s not what happens. Most partners decline any offer under $250 – even though that means neither of them gets anything.

This game, and variations of it, have been played by social scientists thousands of times with different groups and pairings, and with remarkably similar results.

A far bigger version of the game is being played on the national stage as a relative handful of Americans receive ever-larger slices of the total national income while most Americans, working harder than ever, receive smaller ones.

And just as in the simulations, those receiving the smaller slices are starting to say “no deal.”

Some might attribute this response to envy or spite. But when I ask my students why they refused to accept anything less than $250 and thereby risked getting nothing at all, they say it’s worth the price of avoiding unfairness.

Remember, I gave out the $1,000 arbitrarily. The initial recipients didn’t have to work for it or be outstanding in any way.

When a game seems arbitrary, people are often willing to sacrifice gains for themselves in order to prevent others from walking away with far more – a result that strikes them as inherently wrong.

The American economy looks increasingly arbitrary, as CEOs of big firms now rake in 300 times more than the wages of average workers, while two-thirds of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

Some of my students who refused anything less than $250 also say they feared allowing the initial recipient to keep a disproportionately large share would give him the power to rig the game even more in the future.

Here again, America’s real-life distributional game is analogous, as a few at the top gain increasing political power to alter the rules of the game to their advantage.

If the American economy continues to create a few big winners and many who feel like losers by comparison, opposition to free trade won’t be the only casualty.

Losers are likely to find many other ways to say “no deal.”

Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President Obama’s transition advisory board. His latest book is “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future.” His homepage is

The FBI is Responsible for More Terrorism Plots In the United States Than Any Other Organization. More Than Al Qaeda, More Than Al Shabaab, More Than the Islamic State, More Than All Of Them Combined


Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson- executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism – has spent years researching and writing about FBI terrorism “stings” on mentally retarded and destitute Muslims orchestrated by informants convicted of rape and child molestation, who make some $100,000 per sting.

Aaronson notes:

The FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than any other organization. More than al Qaeda, more than al Shabaab, more than the Islamic State,more than all of them combined.


I’ve spent years pouring through the case files of terrorism prosecutions in the United States, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the FBI is much better at creating terrorists than it is at catching terrorists.

Aaronson points out that the FBI hasn’t denied his reports:

We used the court file to find out whether the defendants had any connections to international terrorist groups, whether an informant was used, and whether the informant played the role of an agent provocateur by providing the means and opportunity. And we submitted that to the FBI and we asked them to respond to our database. If they believed there were any errors, we asked them to tell us what they were and we’d go back and check and they never challenged any of our findings. Later, I used that data in a magazine article and later in my book, and on appearances on places like CBS and NPR, they were offered that opportunity again to say, “Trevor Aaronson’s findings are wrong.” And they’ve never come forward and said, “These are the problems with those findings.” So the data has since been used by groups like Human Rights Watchon its recent report on these types of sting operations. And so far, the FBI has never really responded to these charges that it’s really not catching terrorists so much as it’s catching mentally ill people that it can dress up as terrorists in these types of sting operations.

And see this

Clinton and Bush’s top counter-terrorism czar – Richard Clarke – >said:

A lot of the cases after 9/11 were manufactured or enormously exaggerated and were announced with great trumpets by the attorney general and the FBI director so that we felt that they were doing something when, in fact, what they were doing was not helpful, not relevant, not needed.

noted in 2011:

The Washington Post ran a story about one alleged threat entitled “Was it a terror sting or entrapment?“, showing that the U.S. government lent material support to the wanna-be terrorists, and put violent ideas in their heads

Raw Story reports that the alleged terrorist group that is alleged to have planned to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower was non-violent before a government informant infiltrated the group and planted violent ideas in their heads

PBS’ Frontline ran a special report focusing on the the alleged Al Qaeda plot in Lodi, California, which showed — based upon interviews with top law enforcement officials involved in the case — thatthe bust amounted to little more than entrapment and coerced and fabricated confessions from two men who, in fact, had nothing to do with the terrorist group

There are numerous other instances of entrapment of peaceful or mentally incompetent people who are then arrested as “terrorists”. For example, the “mastermind” of the terrorism plot was a self-confessed “pothead” , another was a crackhead, and that they were all semi-retarded. And see this,this and this


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Russia Asks Greece To Join BRICS Bank ~ ZeroHedge

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As if the discussions in Brussels and Athens were not mired in enough uncertainty, Bloomberg reports that a Greek official confirms:


The pivot appears to continue. Reportedly, Tsipras was pleasntly surprised by the proposal.

As Bloomberg reports,

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak spoke with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras today, proposed that Greece become 6th member of New Development Bank set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, a Greek govt official says in e-mail to reporters.

Tsipras said keen to discuss matter in St. Petersburg Economic Forum June 18-20, with leaders of BRICS countries.

Tsipras was pleasantly surprised by proposal.

Ed. Note: My favorite question over the last year for those still “asleep”, who get their news from non alternative sources, is: “Have you heard of BRICS?”. Not one person to date has said yes – and some of those people are highly intelligent and actually consider themselves well informed on economic matters. Yet, they’re clueless that a new gold backed financial system is currently being erected from the Eastern world and that the U.S. is being isolated because the rest of the world is fed-up with the cabal’s banking cartels, taxation, usury and being bullied by the US military.

You gotta hand it the cabal, they’re Masters at the game of deception. The fact that the propaganda media has kept BRICS completely out of the news is quite a feat, and one that is clearly reveals most people in the U.S. are about to get the rug quickly pulled out from under their feet. They’re completely unprepared for what’s coming in this game of smoke and mirrors….

On Graduation Day… One Student “Gets It” ~ ZeroHedge

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With the class of 2015 graduating with a record amount of debt, one hopeful student appears to recognize her fate all too well…


h/t @FedPorn via @V BeardedMiguel

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Dear Class of 2015,

Because we recognize your plight, allow us to provide you with a bit of friendly advice as it realtes to your student loans. Once you are uncerimoniously thrown from your dorm into the less-than robust US jobs market, you will likely discover that contrary to what you were told in your economics courses, the US economy is but a shadow of its former self. Because you probably didn’t study to become a petroleum engineer, you will likely find your student debt burden to be quite onerous. The key to having it discharged is to make just enough money to stay clear of bankruptcy, but not enough to really survive above the poverty line. This is because it’s hard to have student debt discharged in the event you go completely broke. However, if your discretionary income is so small as to render you incapable of making payments, the government will start you on a program whereby a monthly payment of zero dollars counts towards the 300 “payments” you need to make to have your debt forgiven. Toe this line carefully (i.e. don’t slip up and start making too much discretionary income) and the entirety of your student debt will be forgiven in 25 short years without your ever having to pay a dime.

You’re welcome,

Zero Hedge

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership ~ ZeroHedge

Link submitted by Andre Hodge
By Tyler Durden on 05/09/2015

Submitted by Dave Pruett via Like The Dew blog,

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, … may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison in The Federalist Papers.
You don’t have to know much about the “trade” deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.

First, there are the very peculiar bedfellows. Supporting the TPP are President Obama and most Congressional Republicans, the same Republicans who’ve vehemently opposed his every initiative for the past six and one-half years.

Against the TPP are most (but not all) Congressional Democrats, Ford Motor Company, virtually all trade unions and environmental groups, watchdog groups such as Public Citizen, and usual Obama allies such as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, who, in a testy open letter to the President on April 25, called for greater transparency on the TPP.

Furthermore, when asked to lend his support for so-called “Fast Track” authority for the TPP, Obama water-carrier and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid chafed, “So the answer is not only no, but hell no.”

Also opposed: liberal icon Noam Chomsky, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee, many Tea-Party groups, and conservative Republican editorialist and former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan. Conspicuous by silence: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

What’s going on here? Why the strange alliances?

Peel back the layers of the TPP and you’ll find what some believe to be a “corporate Trojan horse.” Disguised as “free trade,” the TPP’s provisions and tactics undermine Constitutional safeguards and national sovereignty. But there’s also a silver lining. The TPP exposes who, in the marbled halls of political power, is working for whom. It forces politicians to put their cards on the table, and by their hands you will know them.

In a recent interview, Chomsky called each word false in the euphemism “free trade agreement.” There’s nothing “free” about it. With nearly 30 chapters, only a half-dozen or so about international commerce, it’s not really primarily about “trade.” And, having been conducted in secret, shielded from the watchful eyes of the public and their congressional representatives, it’s hardly a broad “agreement.”

Every citizen has an obligation to find out what’s in this “deal.” That’s difficult, because the Obama administration has decided to treat TPP documents as classified. Indeed, we know the outlines of the TPP only because of leaks.

For a quick primer on what is known, start with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s two-minute video. Follow with Pat Buchanan’s op-ed “Obama’s Republican Collaborators.” And finish with Amy Goodman’s 13-minute interview on Democracy Now! with Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach.

If you still haven’t made up your mind, read the chilling “The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic” by Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute. Is it all hyperbole, or could things be as ominous as they seem?

The TPP, which involves 12 nations and 40% of the earth’s trade, has been called “NAFTA on steroids.” (NAFTA, recall, was the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement of 1993 negotiated during the Clinton Presidency). Every such agreement has been sold to the public by the promise that free trade floats all boats. What’s the reality? According to Buchanan, “… almost all [the big trade agreements] have led to soaring trade deficits and jobs lost to the nations with whom we signed the agreements.” Over the past four decades of free trade, America, cites Buchanan, has lost 55,000 factories and 5-6 million manufacturing jobs, all while racking up $11 trillion dollars in trade deficits.

So, who, if anyone, benefits by so-called “free trade?” Only the multinational corporations set “free” to scour the earth for the hottest sweatshops and the cheapest labor. Free trade is a global race to the bottom.

Given the dismal track record of such deals, one would expect future agreements to be negotiated in the light of day by representatives of all stakeholders. So, who’s at the table crafting the TPP?

“The Administration’s 28 trade advisory committees on different aspects of the TPP have a combined 566 members, and 480 of those members, or 85%, are senior corporate executives or industry lobbyists,” the Warren-Brown letter asserts. “Many of the advisory committees — including those on chemicals and pharmaceuticals, textiles and clothing, and services and finance — are made up entirely of industry representatives.” Absent from that table are all congressional representatives.

In April, the Obama administration began the process of petitioning Congress for “Fast Track” authority on the TPP. Some believe that Fast Track (which originated with Richard Nixon) is executive usurpation of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution: “The Congress shall have the power… to regulate commerce with foreign nations.” An end run around Congress, Fast Track minimizes oversight and public debate. It cedes negotiating authority to the executive branch and then binds Congress to an up or down vote, severely constrained by time and without adequate discussion or filibuster.

Where are the hair-on-fire Republicans incensed over the imperial presidency of Barack Obama? Firmly in Obama’s camp! The self-proclaimed party of the Constitution, the family, and God seems only too happy to sell out all three to its prime constituencies: Wall Street and K-Street. Buchanan admits the painful truth: “Fast Track is the GOP payoff to its bundlers and big donors.”

The most troubling aspect of the TPP, asserts Ellen Brown, is the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision, which “first appeared in a bilateral trade agreement in 1959.” Brown continues:

According to The Economist, ISDS gives foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for compensation whenever the government passes a law … that [negatively impacts] corporate profits — such things as discouraging smoking, protecting the environment or preventing nuclear catastrophe.
Imagine a scenario in which the U.S., coming to its senses about climate change, imposes a revenue-neutral carbon fee on fossil energy. According to provisions of the TPP, a fossil-fuel company in a signatory nation could then sue the U.S. for lost profits, real or imagined.

The threat is not idle. In 2012, the U.S.’s Occidental Petroleum received an ISDS settlement of $2.3 billion from the government of Ecuador because of that country’s apparently legal termination of an oil-concession contract. Currently, the Swedish nuclear-power utility Vattenfall is suing the German government for $4.7 billion in compensation, following Germany’s phase-out of nuclear plants in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

The ISDS provisions of the TPP are insidious: the means by which signatory nations voluntarily surrender national sovereignty to the authority of corporate tribunals, without appeal, and apparently without exit provisions. No wonder the negotiations are secret.

Packaged as a gift to the American people that will renew industry and make us more competitive, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Trojan horse. It’s a coup by multinational corporations who want global subservience to their agenda. Buyer beware. Citizens beware.


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