Friday, September 6, 2013

McCain Still Doesn't Get It

In the wrong hands...scary as hell.

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In the wrong hands, there go your bank accounts, years of research data, medical records, retirement pay, etc. Scary as hell.
As soon as I received the above email my thoughts went to an earlier report heard on the car radio about a town (somewhere here in the United States) that went bankrupt and could no longer issue birth certificates and death certificates.  Apparently there was a funeral director that offered to absorb the cost but even that was refused by the enlightened politicians who run the town.  Why?  They said it was because they needed such certificates printed on a special paper.  A lame excuse if I ever heard one!  Every birth certificate I've seen was printed on ordinary paper stock then over stamped with one of those official town seals that embossed the authenticity on the lower right hand side of the the way, my three children, my wife's, my in-law's, my three brother's, my two sisters, and myself had their birth certificates printed on ordinary paper stock.  Death certificates are a different animal.  The death certificates have to be on special paper such that you cannot make a duplicate copy without tell-tale marks to show up in the copy.  The reason is due to inheritance and insurance claims...payers like to see an original before they pay payees.  So wherever this town is (I'm sure I could Google it and find out, but its not that important just now) the leadership has decided that they don't care whether your coming or going.  What better way to prove that you do not exist.  Think that's ridiculous?  How much money do you have in the bank?  Lets take a look at what the narrative said (posted by Boeing):  
A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range. 
CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target. During the test, the CHAMP missile navigated a pre-programmed flight plan and emitted bursts of high-powered energy, effectively knocking out the target's data and electronic subsystems. CHAMP allows for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission.
"This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare," said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. "In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive."
I probably didn't have to post the entire essay, just the last line (emphasis mine) would have been enough.  Again, I ask, "How much money do you have in the bank?"  I'm your banker and I don't like you, I'm your politician and I don't like you, I'm your Obama and I don't like you... Get the point?  You're my enemy!  ...but I have CHAMP and wipe out your ATM account and you don't exist! ~ Norman E. Hooben

Syria: The Money Faction End Game

Preface by Norman E. Hooben
Although I believe strongly that Obama's motives to remove Assad from power are purely personal animosities that he holds against Alawite Muslims. He (Obama) after all has displayed his outright support for the Muslim Brotherhood not only in Syria but in Libya, Egypt, and right here in the United States of America. Long before there was the use of sarin gas in the current civil war, Obama expressed his desires that it was Assad's time to he also said it to Mubarak of Egypt before there was civil disruptions by the Muslim Brotherhood and with a similar disaster in Libya that not only removed Qadafi from an otherwise stable environment (stable in the context of U.S. interests) but also resulted in a number of Americans being slaughtered including Ambassador Stevens. So as Ellen Brown brings a previously unpublished thought process into the cross-hairs of the rhyme or reason why things are the way they are, I re-assert my belief that Obama's motives are as I stated above only now I would add that he is being used by the politic elites... For who else would have no qualms about taking out an opposing Muslim faction...certainly not a real American. Even if Obama knew he is being used by the power brokers, he could care less because the end justifies the means for both parties. Please read the following...if anything it is intriguing if not down right scary that we have allowed this to definitely sends chills up my spine. Thanks Ellen for all the work that you do especially the research to produce this editorial. ~ Norm
Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs
“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.” —Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope (1966)
Graphic by
Norman E. Hooben
Iraq and Libya have been taken out, and Iran has been heavily boycotted. Syria is now in the cross-hairs. Why? Here is one overlooked scenario.
In an August 2013 article titled “Larry Summers and the Secret ‘End-game’ Memo,” (Note from Norm: See video associated with the 'Secret End-game Memo' posted at the bottom of this should wake you up.)  Greg Palast posted evidence of a secret late-1990s plan devised by Wall Street and U.S. Treasury officials to open banking to the lucrative derivatives business. To pull this off required the relaxation of banking regulations not just in the US but globally. The vehicle to be used was the Financial Services Agreement of the World Trade Organization.
The “end-game” would require not just coercing support among WTO members but taking down those countries refusing to join. Some key countries remained holdouts from the WTO, including Iraq, Libya, Iran and Syria. In these Islamic countries, banks are largely state-owned; and “usury” – charging rent for the “use” of money – is viewed as a sin, if not a crime. That puts them at odds with the Western model of rent extraction by private middlemen. Publicly-owned banks are also a threat to the mushrooming derivatives business, since governments with their own banks don’t need interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, or investment-grade ratings by private rating agencies in order to finance their operations.
Bank deregulation proceeded according to plan, and the government-sanctioned and -nurtured derivatives business mushroomed into a $700-plus trillion pyramid scheme. Highly leveraged, completely unregulated, and dangerously unsustainable, it collapsed in 2008 when investment bank Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, taking a large segment of the global economy with it. The countries that managed to escape were those sustained by public banking models outside the international banking net.
These countries were not all Islamic. Forty percent of banks globally are publicly-owned. They are largely in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India and China—which house forty percent of the global population. They also escaped the 2008 credit crisis, but they at least made a show of conforming to Western banking rules. This was not true of the “rogue” Islamic nations, where usury was forbidden by Islamic teaching. To make the world safe for usury, these rogue states had to be silenced by other means. Having failed to succumb to economic coercion, they wound up in the crosshairs of the powerful US military.
Here is some data in support of that thesis.
The End-game Memo
In his August 22nd article, Greg Palast posted a screenshot of a 1997 memo from Timothy Geithner, then Assistant Secretary of International Affairs under Robert Rubin, to Larry Summers, then Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Geithner referred in the memo to the “end-game of WTO financial services negotiations” and urged Summers to touch base with the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citibank, and Chase Manhattan Bank, for whom private phone numbers were provided.
The game then in play was the deregulation of banks so that they could gamble in the lucrative new field of derivatives. To pull this off required, first, the repeal of Glass-Steagall, the 1933 Act that imposed a firewall between investment banking and depository banking in order to protect depositors’ funds from bank gambling. But the plan required more than just deregulating US banks. Banking controls had to be eliminated globally so that money would not flee to nations with safer banking laws. The “endgame” was to achieve this global deregulation through an obscure addendum to the international trade agreements policed by the World Trade Organization, called the Financial Services Agreement. Palast wrote:
Until the bankers began their play, the WTO agreements dealt simply with trade in goods–that is, my cars for your bananas. The new rules ginned-up by Summers and the banks would force all nations to accept trade in “bads” – toxic assets like financial derivatives.  Until the bankers’ re-draft of the FSA, each nation controlled and chartered the banks within their own borders. The new rules of the game would force every nation to open their markets to Citibank, JP Morgan and their derivatives “products.”  And all 156 nations in the WTO would have to smash down their own Glass-Steagall divisions between commercial savings banks and the investment banks that gamble with derivatives.  The job of turning the FSA into the bankers’ battering ram was given to Geithner, who was named Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.
WTO members were induced to sign the agreement by threatening their access to global markets if they refused; and they all did sign, except Brazil. Brazil was then threatened with an embargo; but its resistance paid off, since it alone among Western nations survived and thrived during the 2007-2009 crisis. As for the others:
The new FSA pulled the lid off the Pandora’s box of worldwide derivatives trade. Among the notorious transactions legalized: Goldman Sachs (where Treasury Secretary Rubin had been Co-Chairman) worked a secret euro-derivatives swap with Greece which, ultimately, destroyed that nation. Ecuador, its own banking sector de-regulated and demolished, exploded into riots. Argentina had to sell off its oil companies (to the Spanish) and water systems (to Enron) while its teachers hunted for food in garbage cans. Then, Bankers Gone Wild in the Eurozone dove head-first into derivatives pools without knowing how to swim–and the continent is now being sold off in tiny, cheap pieces to Germany.
The Holdouts
That was the fate of countries in the WTO, but Palast did not discuss those that were not in that organization at all, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. These seven countries were named by U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) in a 2007 “Democracy Now” interview as the new “rogue states” being targeted for take down after September 11, 2001. He said that about 10 days after 9-11, he was told by a general that the decision had been made to go to war with Iraq. Later, the same general said they planned to take out seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
What did these countries have in common? Besides being Islamic, they were not members either of the WTO or of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). That left them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers’ central bank in Switzerland. Other countries later identified as “rogue states” that were also not members of the BIS included North Korea, Cuba, and Afghanistan.
The body regulating banks today is called the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and it is housed in the BIS in Switzerland. In 2009, the heads of the G20 nations agreed to be bound by rules imposed by the FSB, ostensibly to prevent another global banking crisis. Its regulations are not merely advisory but are binding, and they can make or break not just banks but whole nations. This was first demonstrated in 1989, when the Basel I Accord raised capital requirements a mere 2%, from 6% to 8%. The result was to force a drastic reduction in lending by major Japanese banks, which were then the world’s largest and most powerful creditors. They were undercapitalized, however, relative to other banks. The Japanese economy sank along with its banks and has yet to fully recover.
Among other game-changing regulations in play under the FSB are Basel III and the new bail-in rules. Basel III is slated to impose crippling capital requirements on public, cooperative and community banks, coercing their sale to large multinational banks.
The “bail-in” template was first tested in Cyprus and follows regulations imposed by the FSB in 2011. Too-big-to-fail banks are required to draft “living wills” setting forth how they will avoid insolvency in the absence of government bailouts. The FSB solution is to “bail in” creditors – including depositors – turning deposits into bank stock, effectively confiscating them.
The Public Bank Alternative
Countries laboring under the yoke of an extractive private banking system are being forced into “structural adjustment” and austerity by their unrepayable debt. But some countries have managed to escape. In the Middle East, these are the targeted “rogue nations.” Their state-owned banks can issue the credit of the state on behalf of the state, leveraging public funds for public use without paying a massive tribute to private middlemen. Generous state funding allows them to provide generously for their people.
Like Libya and Iraq before they were embroiled in war, Syria provides free education at all levels and free medical care. It also provides subsidized housing for everyone (although some of this has been compromised by adoption of an IMF structural adjustment program in 2006 and the presence of about 2 million Iraqi and Palestinian refugees). Iran too provides nearly free higher education and primary health care.
Like Libya and Iraq before takedown, Syria and Iran have state-owned central banks that issue the national currency and are under government control. Whether these countries will succeed in maintaining their financial sovereignty in the face of enormous economic, political and military pressure remains to be seen.
As for Larry Summers, after proceeding through the revolving door to head Citigroup, he became State Senator Barack Obama’s key campaign benefactor. He played a key role in the banking deregulation that brought on the current crisis, causing millions of US citizens to lose their jobs and their homes. Yet Summers is President Obama’s first choice to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. Why? He has proven he can manipulate the system to make the world safe for Wall Street; and in an upside-down world in which bankers rule, that seems to be the name of the game.
Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her websites are,, and
by Norman E. Hooben

Just as much a part of this world wide financial mess is fist-full-of-lies himself, Timothy Geithner.  Some of you may remember this blurb in the news back in November of 2012. (from Charleston Voice) 
Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner had supposedly offered a plan in secret that would solve the fiscal cliff impasse. The details of the plan itself were not released; as per the usual Obama administration strategy, the impression of compromise was delivered without actual compromise.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued a scathing rebuke to Geithner and President Obama on their continued “secret” negotiations:

“Secretary Geithner has offered no plan on behalf of the President. Newspaper articles and leaks from anonymous aides are not a plan. Until this fantasy ‘plan’ from a secret meeting is made public and scored by the Congressional Budget Office it does not exist. Based on history, we can safely assume that reports that this ‘plan’ saves $4 trillion is a fabrication. It is a distraction that allows the White House to continue to run out the clock so it can have maximal leverage to force through a bad deal in the last minutes before midnight.”

Sessions is exactly correct. The Obama administration tried this same tactic during the last debt ceiling negotiation in 2011. They tried it again during Obamacare. House and Senate Republicans must call Obama out for non-transparency in these negotiations.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

When Television Gets Sick...O'Reilly lies to the American people, McCain lies to O'Reilly and Brit Hume hasn't figured out Obama

Long headline...short story
by Norman E. Hooben
Both O'Reilly and McCain made statements on tonight's O'Reilly Factor that neither one of them can back up.  Brit Hume stated he hasn't figured out Obama yet. 'nough said!  They're all sick!
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This just in...and if that doesn't make you sick then this should!
H-T Pat Dollard
Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Hey McCain, you might as well throw your hand 'all-in' because that's what you're doing to our better hope we the people have a better hand! ~ Norman E. Hooben
In the 'by-the-way' category...
By the way, if you think you're patriotic, why haven't you done anything about this?


The Syrian Crisis...three things to consider and a fourth to ponder

If Obama makes a decision to intervene in Syria he will:

  • 46 %Commit a war crime and would have to face International Criminal Court in Hague
  • 4 %Become a dictator akin Mugabe
  • 6 %Be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 17 %Jeopardize American relations with Russia and nuclear-armed Iran
  • 17 %Be considered a vivid Al-Qaeda supporter
  • 10 %Be seen as a true American leader acting from US best interests
Voted in this poll: 1877
#2.  US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict
Secretary of State John F. Kerry's Big Lie
Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.   Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC, illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The Secretary of State forgot to mention, however, that this photo was taken during US intervention in Iraq back in 2003.
#3.  And if you haven't done so already, go back and read everything on this page: The Obama Gas War...

#4.  If the decisions made by Obama and his minions results in a nuclear war envolving Americans they all should be hung in the town square.

Monday, September 2, 2013

I've just got one question for you. Will you maarr.....

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

…its bound to happen sooner than later and I hope it bites you where the sun don’t shine! An editorial by Storm'n Norm'n

by Norman E. Hooben
I receive a lot of emails as I suppose everyone who maintains a webpage does.  The number is not important because it has already gone beyond the point of ridiculousness and there’s no way I could possibly read every one of the over eight thousand that currently lie in my in-box…and that’s not counting those in my junk-mail and spam boxes.  But I do make an attempt to scan as many as possible before they go into the electronic void beyond the ‘deleted items’ box.  So today I caught the following headline:

Truthout TV Interviews Dr. Brian Moench About the TransPacific Partnership Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Dr. Brian Moench discusses the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and how, if enacted, will undermine sovereignty, democracy, health, safety and jobs for US citizens and exempt participating corporations from federal, state and local laws that regulate their industries.
Now I know from experience that if I asked anyone what it was that caught my eye I’d get a negative response across the board.  Why do you suppose that is?  Well I’ll tell ya!  Americans today are the most complacent society in its history…they can care less what is going on behind the scenes…in fact, they never know what is going on behind the scenes because the main stream media (MSM) has them well trained…brainwashed, if you will, is a better word!  At this very moment, as I type these words, Secretary of State John Kerry is lying to Chris Wallace on FOX News and nobody gives a damn…not even Wallace!  Less I get side-tracked with Kerry, have you figured out what caught my eye yet?   No, I didn’t think so!  Remember when it was popular to say, “It’s the economy stupid!”  Now if I stated, “It’s the TPP stupid!” you would have no idea what I was talking about (you can go ahead and admit that now, I won’t hold you accountable…brainwashed by the MSM is always an excuse for not knowing).

TPP stood out because I posted an excellent, easy to understand pictographic of what it will do to the American worker in a post titled, “San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro teams up with MexicanAmbassador to 'shaft' the American worker...NAFTA 2” on November 17, 2012.  It is now September 2013 and the American ‘ignoramus’ public is still in the dark about TPP.  So we got a Syrian crisis going on and that seems to be taken up the editorial pages of the MSM…Why worry ‘bout a silly TPP! Well if you haven’t caught on yet, that’s one way the MSM distracts your brain cells while the country disintegrates before your jaded eyes.  TPP along with the help of anti-Americans such as San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, would like to dissolve the borders that define the United States of America…and if you don’t care about American sovereignty then you can stick this editorial where the sun don’t shine and don’t come crying to me when …fill in whatever catastrophe you like…its bound to happen sooner than later and I hope it bites you where the sun don’t shine!

Meanwhile here’s the video suggested by the email:

...and don't forget the pictographic (link)