Saturday, April 18, 2015

America's Greatest Threat

This post updated April 20, 2015

H-T to M. Harvey
By JB Williams
Through illegal immigration and so-called refugee resettlement programs, both importing a new breed of American “citizen” and a new crop of voters, the U.S. elections are now heavily influenced by foreign anti-American interests. The voter demographics of our country are being intentionally and purposefully altered. But that may not be the greatest threat to American sovereignty, security and freedom.
Our nation’s Founders did their level best to create a system of self-governance of, by and for the legitimate citizens of the United States, establishing three co-equal branches of the Federal Government, each with their own set of limited duties and authorities necessary to execute those duties. In this extraordinary effort, they installed countless checks and balances to make possible the ongoing protection of all Natural Rights established for the people in our Charters of Freedom.
One of those measures was a set of few, but strict conditions for high political office, an effort to make certain that only True Americans with no foreign entanglements or allegiances would hold the reins of political power in America. A different set of requirements were created for each branch, two chambers of the legislature, the judiciary and the executive branch.
The most powerful political office in our land and maybe in the entire world is the Oval Office, the office of Commander-in-Chief of the entire United States military and national security apparatus. This office has a very specific eligibility requirement unique to this office alone, that of no other but a natural born Citizen.
In a recent online survey, the following question was asked on more than a dozen known “conservative” Facebook (FB) groups….
“Do YOU believe that 14th Amendment “anchor babies” and “undocumented citizens” are “natural born Citizens” eligible for the Oval Office?”
Over 166 members in those FB groups shared the post and approximately 100 members voted in the survey within hours of the post. 100% of the survey respondents answered the question correctly, NO… no one answered YES or I DON’T KNOW… They may not know what natural born Citizen is, but they seem to know what it is not.
This is good news… this means that these people all know that the March 2015 Harvard Law Review essay clearing both Barack Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz for the Oval Office, is total nonsense, based upon 14th Amendment naturalization codes qualifying anchor babies and undocumented citizens for high office on the basis of misused naturalization statutes and cases.
The FB survey did not mention any candidate names. When respondents were simply answering a non-partisan question pertaining to who is nota natural born Citizen, they were able to get the answer correct with 100% accuracy.
However, some of those same respondents are supporting either an “anchor baby” or an “undocumented citizen” for the 2016 GOP nomination, without connecting the dots between the survey they had just answered and the candidates they support.
An anchor baby is a child born in the United States to foreign parents. Misuses of our immigration and naturalization statutes allow that child to be a U.S. “citizen at birth” under the 14th Amendment – then becoming an anchor under which the parents and other family members can take a shortcut to U.S. citizenship by attaching to the anchor baby. These are “naturalized citizens” and their citizenship is based solely upon 14thAmendment naturalization statutes….
This is the condition of 2016 GOP candidate Marco Rubio, who was born in Florida to two Cuban citizen parents who did not become naturalized citizens of the United States until years after Marco’s birth. Marco Rubio was born Cuban, an anchor baby citizen of the USA only under 14th Amendment naturalization codes. He is not a natural born Citizen of the United States.
Sen. Ted Cruz was born in Canada and registered at that time as a native born citizen of Canada at birth. This fact is evidenced by the release of his Canadian birth record and his May 14, 2014 renouncing of his Canadian citizenship. These two very public events prove that Ted Cruz was a Canadian citizen at birth and remained a legal citizen of Canada until renouncing that citizenship on May 14, 2014.
The claim has been made that Ted Cruz is a natural born Citizen of the United States, eligible for the Oval Office, despite these known facts. These claims are again, being made on the basis of misused 14th Amendment naturalization statutes which may allow his mother to confer naturalized U.S. citizenship to Ted, under certain conditions for doing so.
The record shows that Ted’s mother did not register him as a “U.S. Citizen born abroad” in Calgary, but rather as only a native born citizen of Canada at birth. The record also shows that Ted Cruz remained a legal citizen of Canada until May 14, 2014, when he renounced that citizenship.
To date, no records of Ted Cruz ever being registered in the United States as a citizen of any kind have been released or found. A “citizen” without any authenticated documentation is by definition, an “undocumented citizen.” The legal term for undocumented citizen is “illegal alien” or “resident alien,” one who resides in the United States with no known authenticated documentation of their true citizenship status.
In fact, the term “undocumented citizen” is an oxymoron…. According to our immigration and naturalization laws, if one is not documented, they are not a citizen. They are a “resident alien.” In their efforts to collect taxes from anywhere they can, the I.R.S. created numerous new “classes of citizens” in order to collect taxes from people in our country illegally and without any other documentation.
As of this writing, Ted Cruz is a “resident alien” of the United States, not a natural born Citizen of the United States. That’s what our laws and Ted’s personal documentation prove.
When the FB survey asked “conservatives” if anchor babies or undocumented citizens are natural born Citizens eligible for the Oval Office, they answered NO with 100% accuracy. But when you point out that Marco Rubio is nothing more than an anchor baby or that Ted Cruz is an undocumented resident alien, their opinions begin to shift, sometimes violently.
Once the political agenda of the respondent enters the discussion, the simple truth they once knew is replaced by micro debate arguments that allow them to avoid reality by splitting hairs and relying on “legal expert opinions” that serve their agenda, regardless of fundamentally knowing it is all smoke and mirrors…
Despite knowing that a 14th Amendment citizen is a naturalized citizen ineligible for office, they still use 14th Amendment arguments to qualify their candidate of choice.
Americans are accustomed to people with unbridled political ambitions saying anything they have to in pursuit of that power. What’s new here is the willingness of American voters to go along with it.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have received numerous fund-raising emails that I thought came from the Ted Cruz 2016 campaign. In the last day or two, I have received the same fund-raising emails for Marco Rubio – also assuming those emails were sent by his campaign.
But in fact, both of those fund-raising efforts for Cruz and Rubio came from the same source, the National Tea Party. An operation originally established to fight for restoration of Constitutional Government now finds itself squarely in the middle of undermining the Rule of Constitutional Law, and millions of unsuspecting Americans are following their lead.
This is what makes Americans the greatest threat to America… it comes down to just two factors…
1. The human tendency to follow that which we want to be true, despite knowing what is true.
2. The tendency to ignore reality in favor of a political fantasy.
Neither Ted Cruz nor Marco Rubio is a natural born Citizen of the United States. A letter to Ted Cruz dated December 2013 literally begged Ted not to force his fraudulent condition into the daylight by running for President. He never answered that letter… His political ambitions proved to be much more powerful than his desire to simply do right.
Still, the real problem remains the average American voter… who despite knowing the truth, side with the lie believing the political end will justify the unconstitutional means.
If natural born Citizen no longer matters to the average voter, then nothing else in the Charters of Freedom matters, because you cannot protect the Constitutional Republic without preventing foreign entities from holding the most powerful office in our land.
Two of the people who should have stopped Obama from the U.S. Senate are instead, trying to ride his coattails of fraud to the Oval Office themselves…. Both are highly trained lawyers, so there is no claiming ignorance of the law. And these two have the backing of the National Tea Party…. Global governance only works in America once anyone from anywhere in the world can be Commander-in-Chief….
The same group will soon announce that Ben Carson is entering the race and they are raising money for all of these candidates…. Only a fool would give them a penny for any of them…. Only to wait to see how the Tea Party uses their money to drive the final nail in the coffin of the United States.
These groups are not just watching the end of the American presidency, they are participating in it… they are leading it.
Amendment XIV Section 1
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This is what makes Americans the greatest threat to America… it comes down to just two factors…
1. The human tendency to follow that which we want to be true, despite knowing what is true.
2. The tendency to ignore reality in favor of a political fantasy.
The vast majority of Democrats can care less about the citizenship of the President of the United States...they've been this way since they lost two great wars; the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  It should also be noted that the vast majority of the mainstream media (MSM) support the Democratic Party...and most are in favor of the New World Order (That means destroying the United States of America!!!)
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As is well stated in States Rush to Check Runaway Fed, - This nation, freedom, liberty, and our Constitutional Republic can only be saved one state at a time at this stage. Washington DC is corrupt beyond repair. All three branches need a major house cleaning before the people can rely upon the federal government for anything American. Our Federal Government is just a tool of International Socialism now, operating under UN Agendas not our American agenda.
This means that freedom and liberty must be defended by the states under their Constitutional Balance of Power, or we are headed to Civil War wherein the people will have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.
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The following was added April 14, 2016

[From: “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America” – June 30, 2015 by Ted Cruz]

Ted Cruz said his mother Eleanor’s first son Michael Wilson was born (and later died) in 1965 while she was married to her first husband Alan Wilson.
Ted Cruz said:  “After meeting each other at Geocom in New Orleans, my parents had moved to Canada…”
Michael Wilson was not the son of Alan Wilson—he and Eleanor divorced in 1963—and the baby was born out of wedlock in 1966.
Eleanor moved from England to Canada in December, 1967
Ted Cruz was born out of wedlock in 1970
Birth Abroad Out-of-Wedlock to a U.S. Citizen Mother:
A person born abroad out-of-wedlock to a U.S. citizen mother may acquire U.S. citizenship under Section 309(c) of the INA if the mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of the person’s birth and if the mother was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the person’s birth. The U.S. citizen mother must be the genetic or the gestational mother and the legal parent of the child under local law at the time and place of the child’s birth to transmit U.S. citizenship.

Nov 23, 1934       TED CRUZ’s MOTHER BORN in Delaware, U.S. (Eleanor Darragh)
  1956       Graduated from Rice University, Texas
                        1956       Married Alan Wilson
                          1960       Moved to London with husband Alan Wilson
                          1963       Divorced from Alan Wilson
                          1966       Birth/death of Michael Wilson (not related to former husband Alan Wilson)
A McClatchy newspaper review by Maria Recio of the 2015 book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America” states "Cruz reveals that his mother, Eleanor, had a child, a son named Michael, during her first marriage, who died when he was a baby."  Another McClatchy article states: "Although Cruz in his book cites 1965 for Michael Wilson’s birth and death.  London records obtained by McClatchy show that a Michael Wilson was born and died in 1966 and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in Kensington, a London neighborhood."

 July 26, 1967      Selective Service registration of Rafael Bienvenido Cruz (NEW ORLEANS, LA): (Manager of Computer Applications at Geophysics & Computer Services Inc.)
December, 1967       Moved to Canada (Eleanor Darragh Wilson)
Jan 1968–Feb 1969       Eleanor meets and marries Rafael Cruz within 14 months of moving to Canada?
No marriage certificate has ever been produced anywhere and “Marriage   Abroad” has many strict requirements:

                        1969      “In 1969, at his new oil company job, he met his second wife, Eleanor Elizabeth Darragh Wilson”
             March, 1970       Ted Cruz is conceived. [CORRECTED: 1969 changed to 1970]

  December 22, 1970       TED CRUZ BORN IN CANADA
  December 31, 1970        Birth registered at Calgary [70-08-032264]
Paul R. Hollrah, retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College, explains that "According to the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, the U.S. citizen parent(s) of a child born on foreign soil must obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, Form FS-240) at some time prior to the child’s eighteenth birthday if the parent desires to pass on their U.S. citizenship to their offspring" and then wonders:  "So the question arises, did Ted Cruz’s parents assemble all the necessary documents and then drive or fly to the office of the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, a distance of 2,196 miles? Or did they simply rely on the fact that his mother was a U.S. citizen, assuming that her U.S. citizenship would be automatically passed on to her son?” All applicants will need to provide the following forms and documents:  11 STEPS TO PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

            1973        Rafael Bienvenido Cruz becomes a Canadian citizen. 
1973        Rafael Bienvenido Cruz moves back to the United States alone!
1974        Rafael Bienvenido Cruz returns to Canada, takes Eleanor and Ted to the U.S.
“Parents of a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen or citizens should apply for a CRBA and/or a U.S. passport for the child as soon as possible. Failure to promptly document a child who meets the statutory requirements for acquiring U.S. citizenship at birth may cause problems for the parents and the child when attempting to establish the child’s U.S. citizenship and eligibility for the rights and benefits of U.S. citizenship, including entry into the United States. By law, U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States.”
 November 6, 1986      IRCA Signed into law by Ronald Reagan, November 6, 1986 (Immigration Reform and Control Act aka Simpson–Mazzoli Act)
                       1986      Ted Cruz gets a passport for the first time for an alleged high school trip to England.
 2005       Rafael Bienvenido Cruz renounces his Canadian citizenship when he applies for--and becomes--a U.S. Naturalized citizen.

          June 30, 2015      “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America” released.

Like Barack Hussein Obama, Cruz himself has failed to release the following documents:

“What is your understanding of how one becomes a natural born Citizen?”
Ted Cruz:
“Two citizen parents and born on the soil.”

Extremely interesting legally with many amazing references throughout…but Cruz’s defense of Santeria reminds me why John Jay wrote that letter to George Washington!!! A MUST READ!!!!!
--by Linda Starr
APRIL, 2016

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Everybody needs to watch this!
While you're watching figure out who is to blame for this.  If you say Barrack Obama you're only half right.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Facts Are exposé of Grover Noruist

Not enough people have watched this...  Regardless of your political affiliation, Democrat, Republican, or Independent; isn't it about time you learned something instead of blindly following your customary, and let me add, false instincts.  I find it difficult to believe that anything said here is not true...if you find anything, please let us know, maybe you discovered something beyond our critique. 

Then there's this 
While your watching this figure out who is responsible...if you say Obama, you're only partially right.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Network

Something is definitely rotten in Washington, DC when a politician is not charged for crimes committed during their tenure in office.  Such is the case of Hillary Clinton who among other things has lied to Congress on more than one occasion.  Some years ago Rita Lavelle served time and was fined for lying to Congress (she had something to do with the EPA).  Now probably no one remembers Rita Lavelle but the point I would like to make is that if you're a notable somebody with lots of connections  chances of you going to jail are pretty slim.  Hillary Clinton has lots of connections...and she is very adept at using them.  And she fears not the Congress who has the power (ever since 1857) to arrest her but won't.  Just who are some of her connections is probably a nightmare to figure out but Sarah Westwood has made it much simpler for us with her depiction (below) of the Clinton Network.  The only thing that I will add to this is the Clinton Global Inititive (CGI) or the so-called Clinton Foundation is a well known front for the New World Order and all these connections must be part and parcel to the conspiracy to undermine the United States of America. ~ Norman E. Hooben

Interactive graphic: Hillary Clinton's insider network
by Sarah Westwood
The Clinton network - a who's who
Hover over a line to see past, current and future relationships, drag dots to rearrange. (If the interactive function does not load click  here. )
 ↑ For Interactive Chart Click Here 
Photo - Questions abound about the ethically ambiguous blend of money, access and power at the nexus of the Clinton Foundation. (AP Photo) Questions abound about the ethically ambiguous blend of money, access and power at the nexus of...
Hillary Clinton is poised to announce her second presidential bid but questions about her ethically ambiguous blend of money, access and power will dog her through the campaign.
The links between her Clinton Foundation charity, her work as secretary of state, and her political ambitions are multitudinous and tangled.
Lurking behind the campaign launch is last month's stunning news that Clinton set up a secret email account and server to use for official business and has since destroyed emails on it that were wanted by congressional investigators.
Her campaign launch will refocus attention on the protective group of insiders surrounding the former first lady and New York senator, many of whom would likely win senior jobs in her administration if she wins.
The complicated network has prompted concerns over the conflicts of interest when this cadre of aides — many of them veterans of her husband's two terms in the Oval Office — are dispatched to the family foundation, the upper echelons of the State Department and past and present presidential campaigns
Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for the Public Citizen nonprofit activist group, said the overlapping priorities of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's cabinet position likely spawned a host of conflicts of interest.
"That is inherent when a candidate or lawmaker sets up a 501(c)(3) that they control," Holman said. "Corporations and foreign governments that have business pending before the federal government — and the State Department in particular — will find ways to throw a lot of money at the foundation just as a means of buying access."
Lurking around, behind and within it all is an obscure consulting firm whose most notable commodity is privileged access to that insular world, Teneo Holdings.
Douglas Band, who became Bill Clinton's closest aide after he left the White House, was both a leading architect of the first family's philanthropic machine and a Teneo founder. His decade-long proximity to the president put him in contact with political and corporate leaders around the world, affording him powerful connections he monetized by creating Teneo.
Similarly, Teneo's co-founder, Declan Kelly, embarked on the lucrative endeavor with Band in 2011 fresh from a stint as the Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for the State Department.
Hillary hand-picked Kelly for the position, which her husband had created in 1995 for former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. A consummate Washington power player, Mitchell has since joined Kelly and Band at Teneo as a senior adviser.
Teneo first attracted public notice in 2011 when the State Department approved a "consultancy arrangement" in which the former president became a partner in the firm, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
But the deal was scrapped just eight months later following the collapse of Teneo client MF Global, an ill-fated financial management firm run by Jon Corzine, the former Democratic senator and governor from New Jersey.
The former president's presence on the Teneo board raised eyebrows when MF Global disintegrated in spectacular fashion with Corzine at the helm. The firm's disgraced leader told Congress in 2011 he "simply did not know" how more than $1 billion disappeared from MF Global's books before it folded that year.
Clinton publicly distanced himself from Teneo in 2012 by eschewing his paid status for that of a "friend and an unpaid adviser." Band's biography on the Teneo web site still features effusive praise from the former chief executive saying he "couldn't have achieved half of what I have in my post presidency without Doug Band. Doug is my counselor and a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, which was created at his suggestion."
Corzine's short-lived contract with Teneo wasn't his only entrée into Clinton-world, however. He has donated between $100,000-250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, donor records show. His wife, Sharon Corzine, gave $25,000 — the maximum legal donation — to the Ready for Hillary PAC in March 2014, according to
The former New Jersey senator and governor was also a major supporter of Hillary's first White House bid, endorsing her early in the 2008 campaign and bundling over $100,000 in contributions, the Center for Public Integrity reported.
Corzine's multi-faceted financial support isn't unique. Funneling money into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's campaign coffers or allied political action committees is standard operating procedure among her inner circle.
Elizabeth Bagley — a longtime Clinton supporter who was appointed ambassador to Portugal by President Clinton in 1994 — gave between $1-5 million to the Clinton Foundation and $5,000 to Ready for Hillary, foundation records and show.
Bagley also enjoyed a plum State Department position under Hillary, who named her special representative for global partnerships in 2009. That position tasked her with drumming up donations and private partnerships, much as does the Clinton Global Initiative, a key arm of the Clinton Foundation.
Bagley's State Department successor, Kris Balderston, had served with the Clintons since their White House days and followed Hillary to the Senate as her legislative director and, later, her deputy chief of staff. Balderston has also served as a senior policy adviser to Mitchell at Teneo.
Balderston's communications with Band while at State are the focus of a lawsuit filed by Citizens United, as the Washington Examiner reported in March.
Dennis Cheng's extensive work for the foundation, at the State Department and on Hillary's past and future campaigns, has also made him a subject of records inquiries by outside groups.
Cheng won a Clinton appointment to deputy chief of protocol at State in 2009, a prestigious post that allowed him influence on contacts among President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton and foreign heads of state.
He departed the agency in 2011 to join the Clinton Foundation as its chief development officer, a position from which he cultivated donors from around the world while his former boss at the State Department continued as the nation's top diplomat.
Cheng has also worked simultaneously for both the Clinton Foundation and the unofficial 2016 campaign fundraising team in the months prior to its official launch, CNN reported.
But the most prominent embodiment of the inter-connectedness and potential conflicts of interest within the Clinton inner circle is Huma Abedin, whose stints at the foundation, the State Department, Teneo and Hillary's campaigns have put her at the center of a Senate Judiciary Committee probe led by the panel's chairman, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
Abedin secured the rare designation as a special government employee in 2012, which allowed her to collect paychecks from Teneo and the Clinton Foundation, even as she received the $135,000 salary she drew from taxpayers as Hillary's deputy chief of staff, Politico reported in 2013.
Abedin is expected to wield substantial power in the upcoming campaign, having personally surveyed sites for its Brooklyn headquarters before Hillary signed the lease April 1.
Others, like Cheryl Mills and Terry McAuliffe, ascended to the upper ranks of the Clinton Foundation long before enlisting in Hillary's 2008 campaign.
McAuliffe, now the Democratic governor of Virginia, joined the foundation's board of directors in 2000, with Mills signing on four years later. A long-time Clinton fundraiser and former Democratic National Committee head, he also arranged the financing that enabled the Clintons to buy their Chappaqua, N.Y., mansion.
Mills, whose position as deputy White House counsel during President Clinton's administration put her at the forefront of his impeachment defense in 1998, remained on the board while working as a senior adviser to the 2008 campaign, then became Hillary Clinton's State Department chief of staff. She returned to the foundation in 2013.
The foundation's acting CEO, Maura Pally, joined the charity shortly after Hillary added her name to its masthead in 2013 and after serving as deputy counsel on the 2008 team. Pally spent the intervening years in the State Department as the deputy assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs. Her presence in the Clinton fold dates back to the Clinton presidency, where she was special assistant in the Office of White House Counsel.
The exact nature of former Obama senior counsel John Podesta's involvement with the Clinton Foundation is not entirely clear. Members of his family, including brother Tony Podesta and ex-sister-in-law Heather Podesta, have given heavily to the foundation.
John Podesta was also listed as a participant in high-level meetings about the foundation's operations during a corporate review of the charity in 2011 by consulting firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. But elsewhere, his precise position at the philanthropic organization remains vague.
Podesta, who served as Clinton's chief of staff in 1998, decamped the White House earlier this year to take a top position on Hillary's 2016 team. He will likely serve as campaign chairman, with Robby Mook, who ran McAuliffe's successful gubernatorial bid in 2013, slated to serve as campaign manager.
For their part, Clinton spokesmen Nick Merrill and Philippe Reines have spent much of 2015 fending off questions about the foundation's funding sources and, more recently, the Clinton inner circle's exclusive use of private emails. Both held positions at the State Department under Hillary.
Reines' frequently hostile interaction with journalists during his tenure as deputy assistant secretary of state is the focus of yet another transparency lawsuit pressing the agency for records of those emails, this one filed by Gawker Media.
Kathleen Clark, law professor at Washington University in St. Louis and a national expert on government ethics, said the foundation's foreign donors themselves likely broke no U.S. laws.
"If they're giving this money because they want to ingratiate themselves to someone who has an obligation to act in the public interest, that is problematic," Clark said. "I'm not saying it's illegal, just saying it's problematic."
She said the law prohibits government employees from working on matters that might enhance their personal interests or those of their employer — a potential problem in a case like Abedin's, who was both a State Department official and a consultant at Teneo and the Clinton Foundation.
But Abedin's exact job description is critical when weighing whether her arrangement with Hillary ran afoul of ethics standards, Clark noted. She said a consultancy would likely not fall under the authority of criminal conflict of interest laws.
Daniel Epstein, president of the nonprofit government watchdog Cause of Action, highlighted the implications of Hillary's email purge for future examinations of the presumed presidential candidate's inner circle.
"Due to Secretary Clinton's failure to preserve emails on an authorized system, and the State Department's failure to preserve any employee text messages at all, the full truth of whether Mrs. Clinton's associations improperly influenced her decisions will never be known," Epstein said. "Unfortunately, this lack of transparency has become the norm in Washington."

And one more reminder...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hey buddy can you spare a 人民币 ~ Get ready for the NWO, you will not be glad you did!

Hey buddy can you spare a dime 人民币
As if it were no surprise we knew it was just a matter of time when some country would take the initiative that the Washington, DC politic elite so desperately wanted...a new world currency!  Oh, but they're already in denial:
In Washington, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner both rejected China's call for a global alternative to the U.S. dollar's role as the international reserve currency. ~ ABC News  (Note: See that picture below, tell me that Bernanke and Geithner didn't know this long before Simon Black published it; yeah, and I've got some beach front property in Arizona for sale...lots of sand but a long way to the water..ha, ha.)
Its all a part of their New World Order (NWO) they have been telling us about all along. 
The power brokers in DC know that if the United States took the first step that there would be an outburst of angry Americans (many bloggers have been addressing this issue for years) so make arrangements for someone else to take the blame.  Just what do you think every Secretary of State from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton talk about when they go globe trotting?  Part of their game plan was not to alarm the American citizens who, for the most part, never listened to George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Gordon Brown, and others less prominently known; all of who talked about the NWO whenever the opportunity presented itself.  When the country goes down the tubes I blame the complacent American citizen who doesn't know how to vote for a Democrat or a Republican...remember that slogan, "Its the economy stupid."  To all you know-it-all voters, "Its your stupid vote!"  ~  Norman E. Hooben

The Chinese have put out billboard ads announcing the renminbi as the new world currency
by Simon Black
When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me.
The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”
Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.
It means that China is literally advertising its currency overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re flaunting it.
And it’s true. The renminbi’s importance in global trade and as a reserve currency is increasing exponentially, with renminbi trading hubs popping up all over the world, from Singapore to London to Geneva to Frankfurt to Toronto.
Multinational companies such as McDonald’s are now issuing bonds in renminbi, and even sovereign governments are issuing debt denominated in renminbi, including the UK.
Almost every major global player out there, be it governments or major multinationals, is positioning itself for the renminbi to become the dominant reserve currency.
But here’s the thing. Nothing goes up and down in a straight line. And China is in deep trouble right now. The economy is slowing down and the enormous debt bubble is starting to burst.
A lot of people, including the richest man in Asia, are starting to move their money out of the country.
So while the long-term trend is pretty clear – China becoming the dominant economic and financial superpower – the short-term is going to look incredibly rocky.  ...continued here

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Internet...a perfect storm of free market forces (but not for long if Hillary Clinton has her say)

See also: The Internet: Net Neutrality, It's now an official "I told you so!"
Storm'n Norm'n
The following from: Politico Magazine
Government Is Crashing the Internet Party
The Internet is the most open and inclusive economic arena in world history. With it, a student in his or her dorm room is just as capable of creating a popular service as any billion-dollar company, a single mom designing T-shirts in her living room can access just as many potential customers as the largest department store and anyone with a big idea can bypass financial kingmakers and go directly to the public for capital.
The Internet, more than any invention in history, brings together a perfect storm of free market forces: low barriers to entry, unencumbered contact between consumers and providers, and instant feedback for new ideas. It has become a thriving exhibition of the power of free people operating in a free market to create prosperity and opportunity.
Predictably, the federal government wants to crash the party. The Federal Communications Commission’s recent 332-page plan to regulate the Internet is being sold as “net neutrality,” which is an existing concept predicated on preventing Internet service providers from creating “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” for different content. But there are several significant problems.
First, while the FCC plan supposedly seeks to prevent ISPs from playing favorites, it does so by giving that power to another entity: government. This is illogical, particularly because the federal government is adept at rigging the economy in favor of powerful interests. The answer to correcting injustice in an economy is to increase consumer power, not government power.
Second, the issue of ISPs creating different speed lanes is not the injustice that it is made out to be. There are hardly any cases of it to begin with, and any deals that do take place are just as likely to benefit consumers by allowing highly trafficked sites to accommodate their visitors. This is why FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who voted against the plan, called it “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist.”
Third, the primary function of the FCC’s plan goes far beyond the goal of net neutrality. It would use Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 to label Internet service providers as public utilities. As Commissioner Michael O’Rielly wrote, “Net neutrality is now the pretext for deploying Title II to a far greater extent than anyone could have imagined just months ago.”
By labeling ISPs as public utilities, an extraordinary amount of power over the Internet, including case-by-case discretion, would be given to an unelected, unaccountable board that every lobbyist, lawyer and crony capitalist with a vested interest in the Internet will seek to manipulate.
Many foreign governments are watching these moves closely as they pursue their goal of greater international control over the Internet. The move won’t turn America into China or Cuba when it comes to government control over our online lives, but it will give federal bureaucrats a foot in the door to start unseating market forces. And never once has the government gotten a foot in the door of any industry and been satisfied to stop pushing its way in.
While our leaders can’t be bothered to fix the many institutions in America that are actually broken, they are eager to “fix” the one thing in America that works the best. With friends like government, the Internet needs no enemies.
Throughout this debate, Americans have been given a false choice: Either you are for the FCC’s plan, or you are for a lawless Internet. This represents a cynical view of free markets and a misunderstanding of government’s role in protecting them. I believe government’s role is not to regulate the actions of a few, but rather to empower all.
That’s why I have pursued bipartisan ways to safeguard and reinforce Internet freedom and digital opportunity. Last Congress, I introduced a resolution with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) calling on the federal government to oppose international efforts to cede greater Internet regulatory power to the International Telecommunications Union. It was passed by both chambers of Congress.
I have also worked with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on a comprehensive wireless bill, the Wi-Fi Innovation Act, designed to increase access to mobile broadband by expanding unlicensed spectrum. Spectrum is the highway of the digital age, but the amount made available to the public by government is limited, and the result is a digital traffic jam. Our legislation would bolster innovation, spur economic development and increase connectivity by providing more spectrum to the public.
These are the bipartisan, forward-looking ideas that we should be focused on — ideas that come from Congress, not unelected bureaucrats. The FCC’s plan applies a 1930s law to a 21st-century issue. We should instead apply modern answers to modern questions, and we should draw upon what is best in the Internet — the historic free market forces underlying it — in order to improve it where necessary.
The Internet is too important for us to get this wrong. Many have probably recognized that the word “Internet” is capitalized in this column and in everyday usage. I’m glad we do so because it serves as a reminder that the Web is more than a tool or an object, and certainly more than a public utility. The Internet, in so many ways, is a place. Not unlike a city or a town, it is where we conduct business, earn our educations, share ideas, visit with friends and even find spouses.
In its brief life, the Internet has revolutionized every existing industry, created entire new ones, sparked untold billions of dollars in global commerce, and even spread the hope of freedom to new regions around the world. It is one of our people’s greatest treasures, which is why it belongs in the hands of our people, not our government.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO March 17, 2015