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40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire

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You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire.  If that sounds like a very high number to you, that is because it is a very high number.  As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century.  When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year.  So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year.  And of course we are witnessing a tremendous amount of earthquake activity as well.  Nepal was just hit by the worst earthquake that it had seen in 80 years, and scientists are telling us that the Himalayas actually dropped by an astounding 3 feet as a result of that one earthquake.  How much more does our planet have to shake before people start paying attention?

Of course the things that we have been seeing lately are part of a much larger long-term trend.  Seismic activity appears to have been getting stronger over the past few decades, and now things really seem to be accelerating.  The following is how one news source recently summarized what we have been witnessing…

If it seems like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes are happening more frequently, that’s because they are. Looking at global magnitude six (M6) or greater from 1980 to 1989 there was an average of 108.5 earthquakes per year, from 2000 to 2009 the planet averaged 160.9 earthquakes per year: that is a 38.9% increase of M6+ earthquakes in recent years. Unrest also seems to be growing among the world’s super-volcanoes. Iceland (which is home to some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet), Santorini in Greece, Uturuncu in Bolivia, the Yellowstone and Long Valley calderas in the U.S., Laguna del Maule in Chile, Italy’s Campi Flegrei – almost all of the world’s active super-volcanic systems are now exhibiting some signs of inflation, an early indication that pressure is building in these volcanic systems.

But of course most Americans are never going to care about any of this until it starts affecting them personally.

Well, perhaps they should start paying attention to the warning signs.  In recent weeks we have seen significant earthquakes in Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Idaho And Washington.  In addition, it is being reported that pressure is building in dormant volcanoes in Arizona and California.  Just because we have not had a killer earthquake or a large volcanic eruption in the U.S. in recent years does not mean that it will always be that way.  Right now the entire planet appears to be waking up, and this especially seems to be true of the Ring of Fire.

If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, just imagine a giant ring that runs around the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur within this area, and the entire west coast of North America is considered to be part of the Ring of Fire.

For so long, the west coast has been incredibly blessed not to have experienced a major seismic event.  But scientists tell us that it is only a matter of time.

And right now, just about every other part of the Ring of Fire is shaking violently.

For example, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake just hit Japan on Wednesday

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake that shook northeast Japan on Wednesday was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake that triggered a massive tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown.

“We consider this morning’s earthquake to be an aftershock of the 2011 Northeastern Pacific Earthquake,” said Yohei Hasegawa, an official at the Japanese meteorological agency.

The temblor, which struck just after 6 a.m. local time (5 p.m. ET Tuesday), was sparked by the Pacific tectonic plate “subducting,” or moving under, the main land plate, he added.

Hasegawa warned that more tremors may be on the way.

One Japanese expert is warning that Japan “might have entered an era of great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions“, and considering the immense devastation that the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011 caused, that is a very sobering assessment.

Meanwhile, a series of very strong earthquakes have struck Papua New Guinea recently as well.  The following comes from the Washington Post

A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage.

The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Once again, just because things have always been a certain way does not mean that they will always be that way.

As Americans, we are not accustomed to being concerned about major earthquakes and massive volcanic eruptions, but that could soon change in a big way.

The truth is that our planet and our sun are changing in ways that are unpredictable and that our scientists don’t completely understand.

For example, a recent LiveScience article discussed the fact that scientists are deeply puzzled by the fact that the magnetic field of our planet is getting weaker 10 times faster than previously believed…

Scientists already know that magnetic north shifts. Once every few hundred thousand years the magnetic poles flip so that a compass would point south instead of north. While changes in magnetic field strength are part of this normal flipping cycle, data from Swarm have shown the field is starting to weaken faster than in the past. Previously, researchers estimated the field was weakening about 5 percent per century, but the new data revealed the field is actually weakening at 5 percent per decade, or 10 times faster than thought. As such, rather than the full flip occurring in about 2,000 years, as was predicted, the new data suggest it could happen sooner.

And in a previous article, I discussed how one scientist has discovered that activity on the sun is declining at a faster pace “than at any time in the last 9300 years” right now.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers for why these things are happening, but clearly some very unusual things are taking place.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that you know why our planet and our sun are experiencing such dramatic changes?

Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Watch Out! More Collectivism And “Sustainability” To Come At The 2015 UN Summit

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The 2015 UN Summit will be held in September 2015 in New York. Like any UN summit, it will be full of UN buzzwords such as consensus, empowerment, rule of law and sustainability, all of which are fake and have a sinister double meaning. The United Nations, founded by the Rockefellers and the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), has always been, right from its inception, about creating a One World Government. It has achieved this by appearing to be “of the people” when “of the globalists” would be a more apt description. Later this year, it will attempting to adopt the “post-2015 development agenda” which will be a furthering of its Agenda 21 aims, such as grabbing national land under the guise of saving the environment, forcing people off their land into tiny apartments in Smart Cities, global gun control and global internet control (the latest of its power grabbing schemes).

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Here are some of the items on the agenda at the 2015 UN Summit:

– Protecting our planet and combatting climate change

– Building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development

– Delivering on a revitalised Global Partnership (which includes “meeting all commitments on the means of implementation”)

Sounds great and seems so noble if you don’t know the background to all this. However, when you pass the above points through the Orwellian translation unit, it means centralizing vast amounts of power into a body destined to become the World Government, under the pretext of fighting an imaginary manmade global warming or climate change. It also means extending the reach of the UN so that local bodies (local councils and municipalities that belong to ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) can implement its global directives and make it look grassroots or like it was locally decided.

United Nations “Consensus” = Bought-and-Paid-For Opinion

The UN loves to boast about how it operates by consensus. However, it’s fake consensus, much like the nations of the West have fake democracy. There is no real democracy when all of the political candidates have the same view on key issues, and answer to the same force. Likewise, there is no real consensus when the direction and agenda have been decided in advance. It’s just a playing out of a discussion, cleverly guided by key agents to ensure the outcome is what the elite have secretly dictated beforehand. One way this happens at the UN is through the World Bank (a branch for the UN) which pays for people (from all corners of the globe) to come to events to give appearance of a global consensus of all the citizens of the world. However, a condition of them being funded is that they say what they are told to say. Rose Koire and others have also exposed the Delphi Technique, which is a way that meetings are cleverly manipulated by facilitators to guide the group towards an end goal, view or consensus, while making it appear the group arrived there organically.

United Nations “Empowerment” = One World Military

When the UN talks about empowerment, it is not really talking about individual empowerment for you or I. That is just a pretext. The UN is seeking global power. It was set up to become higher and more powerful than national Governments. It is seeking the empowerment of itself. It wants an army or police force with which it can start to impose all its rules over every nation and person on Earth. There is already a UN “Peacekeeping” force – another Orwellian name for military soldiers. War is Peace. In a similar vein, the UN “Humanitarian Missions” are not called wars but are wars. They involve the attacking and bombing of innocent countries (including many civilians, women and children, such as happened in Libya) because UN leaders and “the international community” (i.e. the elite-controlled global consensus) has decided that they want more control over a particular area. The more that the UN empowers itself, the closer we step to a One World Military force.

United Nations “Rule of Law” = Subversion of National Sovereignty

The UN keeps invoking the “Rule of Law” mantra to convince people it has authority over them when it doesn’t. Interestingly, this is exactly the phrase used by George Bush Sr. on September 11th, 1991, when he publicly pushed for a New World Order. The UN keeps arrogantly proceeding with its “Rule of Law” idea, however the basic rule of treaty law is that a treaty is only binding on the signatories, and the UN is still trying to impose the ICC (International Criminal Court) upon all countries, even those who have not signed on to it. This is based upon the arbitrary number of “60” countries that ratified it. It all stems from the false belief that UN Charter trumps the US Constitution.

United Nations “Sustainability” = Centralization of Control

The 2015 UN Summit agenda includes “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development”. Sustainability and sustainable development are clever pretexts for centralization of power. This stems from the decision made decades ago by the elite to use the threat of pollution and environmental catastrophe, or the threat of humanity itself, as the cover for a worldwide power grab. Consider the excerpt below from the Report from the Iron Mountain:

“It may be, for instance, that gross pollution of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass destruction by nuclear weapons as the principal apparent threat to the survival of the species. Poisoning of the air, and of the principal sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced, and at first glance would seem promising in this respect; it constitutes a threat that can be dealt with only through social organization and political power.”

Consider also this excerpt from the Club of Rome’s 1991 document entitled The First Global Revolution:

“In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together … all these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”

The Entire Foundation of the United Nations …

Underpinning all the marketing buzzwords of the United Nations, and underpinning the entire foundation of the United Nations itself, is the same insidious ideology behind many famous “isms”. It’s the same ideology behind fascism, socialism and communism. It’s called collectivism – and it doesn’t matter whether you’re left or right (a false dichotomy anyway since both sides are controlled by the same force), because collectivist thinking controls all parts of the current political spectrum across the world.

Collectivism is the idea that the group is more important than the individual, that the State is everything, that only the State grants human rights and that there should be no private property. Collectivism is total anathema to individual freedom and rights, and everything upon which the American Republic was founded. No one has exposed this better than G. Edward Griffin, whose speeches and books are worth close attention.

The elite controllers promoting collectivism are trying to achieve, though the UN, one of the finest pieces of brainwashing ever attempted: to convince you that all your rights are granted by Government – and therefore that Government (i.e. the elite at the top) may take them all away if it deems so. Such a balance of power is inherently tyrannical. To deny that humans are born with or come to Earth with intrinsic rights is to deny the basic worthiness of a person – and to set up a situation where they can become enslaved later on in life.

(As an aside, one of the 3 most notorious conspiracy documents ever written, in my opinion, was The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Towards the end of the document the writers admit that the World Government they are trying to install is collectivist.)

Below is a quote from the official UN Charter:

Chapter II, Article 5:

UN Security Council may suspend rights and privileges

“A Member of the United Nations against which preventive or enforcement action has been taken by the Security Council may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. The exercise of these rights and privileges may be restored by the Security Council.”

And which members comprise the UN Security Council? There are 5 permanent members (US, Britain, France, Russia and China), all of whom have historically had governments which have experimented upon, tortured, killed and committed genocide against their own citizens, and citizens from other countries.

As Edward Griffin write in his book The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations:

” … the UN assumes that the Charter is vague and broad enough so as to authorize it to do absolutely everything! This concept of unlimited power was made absolutely clear when the UN World Court declared: “Under international law, the organization [the UN] must be deemed to have those powers which, though not expressly provided in the Charter, are conferred upon it by necessary implication as being essential to the performance of its duties.” “

The Collectivist 2015 UN Summit Draws Closer …

There you have it. The collectivist foundation of the UN has always been in diametric opposition to the individualistic foundation of the US. The UN was set up to be able to administer and oversee (i.e. control) everything from your state of health to your housing. The US Federal Government was set up with strict limits on how much it could do (especially in the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Bill of Rights).

As the 2015 UN Summit draw closer, it would be well worth revisiting what kind of world we want to live in, before it is overtaken by a collectivist New World Order.

Sources:

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=33147

http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/iclei-when-they-say-local-they-mean-it.html

http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk06toqOo50

http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter2.shtml

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_fearful_master.html?id=I81BAAAAIAAJ


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Jeff Nielson: The Complete Criminalization Of Our System (VIDEO)

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[If you really study the patterns] you can actually see when they turn on and off the algorithm program used to manipulate the gold and silver markets.  – Jeff Nielson, Shadow of Truth

Rule of Law has been completely abandoned by the Government and business elite.  What remains is a citizenry in this country that has been largely dumbed-down and taught to ignore or deny the reality unfolding right before its eyes.

What’s left is an elitist club of political and corporate “leaders” who are using every possible means to keep our system from collapsing, enabling them to steal or confiscate every last crumb of middle class wealth.  If you don’t have enough spare cash to own your own Washington, DC politician, you are middle class – you are not part of “The Club.”

The Shadow of Truth hosted a fascinating conversation (at least we found it fascinating) with Jeff Nielson, of Bullion Bulls Canada.

The lies are getting bigger and bigger to the point at which they are now ludicrous or even perverse.

The conversation ranged from the proposals by criminal Keynesian “economists” to abolish cash currency to Jeff’s “One Bank” concept.

With 46% of all transactions by volume in the U.S. conducted using cash – 23% by value – converting to an electronic digital currency system would turn our lives upside down. But more insidiously, it would give the Government a lot more control over your life, not to mention the fact that it would make it very easy for the Government to impose a bail-in of the banking system when that inevitability occurs.

Unfortunately, the majority of the zombie-like Americans will likely just shrug it off when the move is made to abolish cash, just like our citizens shrugged off the Patriot Act and ignored the imposition of the NSA into our lives.

Jeff’s “One Bank” concept is based on the fact that a cabal of utlra-wealthy bankers, businessmen and media moguls largely control the western financial and political systems.  Jeff explains the idea and how it functions. In my mind, it all starts at the top with the Bank for International Settlements – the BIS.

The discussion includes whether or not the Government will eventually make gold and silver illegal and try to confiscate the public’s bullion.  Jeff sees it as an inevitability and necessary to support a fully electronic currency system.

Without question Jeff is highly intelligent, well thought out and articulate. Whether or not you agree with some or all of his ideas, we can assure you that you will find this discussion to be thought-provoking.

We begin our conversation with Jeff Nielson of Bullion Bulls Canada discussing the cashless society the criminal banking cabal is attempting to foist upon the world. Will they be successful?

What I can’t understand is why these criminals would want to give up the drug money laundering operation. The international drug trade accounts for 8% of total global trade. Think about that for a minute. The profits from laundering that volume of cash has to be enormous. What about the 46% of transactions, by volume, in United States that are still conducted using cash? 23% of the value of all transactions in U.S. is conducted using cash. It would make sense that with this sheer volume of hard currency floating around that if the criminal banking cabal forces us into a digital nightmare the black and gray markets would absolutely explode. The statistics that were just pointed out would support this thought. The people that are conducting their lives using hard currency are not going to simply stop doing that. These are for legitimate transactions. These percentages do not, to my knowledge, take into account the illegal drug trade that was just pointed out the criminal banking cabal is making huge profits.


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Senate Advances Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority: Debate Shifts To House

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A major Tuesday consumer victory became defeat on Thursday in a stunning 48-hour turnaround by swing Democrats – at first against, now for fast track after being bribed and pressured to support it.

The Senate will debate the bill next week – a formality en route to granting Obama Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) fast track authority – secretive anti-consumer, anti-environmental trade bills no responsible society would tolerate.

They gut personal freedoms. They override national sovereignty. They grant corporate predators unrestricted supranational power to establish global trade rules serving investors exclusively – at the expense of popular needs and rights.

Defeating fast trade (trade promotion authority) depends on getting enough House members to block it.

Proportionately more members oppose it than in the Senate – at least before strong-arm pressure tactics try swaying enough lawmakers to support monied interests over popular ones.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi key, saying:

“(S)he needs to come out strong against the secrecy of trade negotiations and call on others in the House to follow her lead.”

She represents San Francisco. In April, its Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an anti-fast track resolution – urging the district’s congressional members to oppose it for TPP.

The city’s year 2000 Sunshine Ordinance protects government openness, saying:

“Public officials who attempt to conduct the public’s business in secret should be held accountable for the actions.”

The same applies to binding international deals – especially ones harming public interests.

Pelosi stops short of opposing fast track. At the same time, she said granting it gives Obama “carte blanche” authority to bypass Congress on trade deals.

Most House Democrats oppose fast track. Pelosi’s opposition is crucial in getting others to vote no.

Fundamental freedoms are on the line. Obama, his trade representative and other administration officials continue spreading Big Lies about TPP and TTIP.

Preventing their enactment requires defeating fast track. The next few weeks are crucial, EFF stresses.

Email, call or otherwise contact congressional members to vote no on fast track. At stake are fundamental freedoms and eco-sanity.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

The Greatest Nightmare About To Unfold! Proof They Are Pacifying The Public To Martial Law And Civil Unrest (VIDEO)

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“…the battlefield may no longer be limited to regions afar, but may include the U.S. homeland.”

That is the unnerving quote found in a government study titled “Unconventional Operational Concept and the Homeland.”

While America may not yet feel like we are living in the middle of a battlefield, we could very well become caught in the coming battle many are projecting for the the near future…at least that is what the Department of Defense wants citizens to believe.

Considering the United States government has been significantly increasing their training preparations with massive military drills like Jade Helm and the stockpiling of ammo, guns, body armor and the like. The possibility of some type of crisis or the declaration of martial law could become a reality a lot sooner than I would like to believe.

An additional concern is the pacification of society to militarized vehicles. Just a few days ago a tipster sent me a video clip displaying the local police department dressed in SWAT gear with MRAPS, gas masks and riot gear at a Child Safety Event!

Here is the breaking report…

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The Unconventional Operational Concept and the Homeland Report was prepared as part of the Defense Science Board 2007 Summer Study on Challenges to Military Operations in Support of National Interests. It delves into the possibility of a catastrophe or crisis here at home while our military is deployed abroad at war or some other military issue. If that happens then the DOD will be called upon to act here in America. This document ensures preparations for that.

Here are a few important points contained in the report:

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“…the battlefield may no longer be limited to regions afar, but may include the U.S. homeland.”

Page vii-

Assuring Deployment and Supply: Three areas seemed most important for DOD attention: (1) critical infrastructure protection and/or resiliency, (2) logistics, and (3) family and individual preparedness. A fourth area, military installation protection and preparedness, was the subject of a recent DSB task force. 

Page xiii- 

“In the interagency arena, a positive example of how things should work can be found in the Joint Interagency Task Force – South. This pairing of military and civilian government agencies under a unified command structure provides for routine interaction between the entities that will need to work together effectively during a crisis.”

Page xvi-

“Possibly the most neglected member of the homeland security/defense team is the private sector. The private sector owns most of the infrastructure and will be the most effective in protecting (given timely and adequate threat information) and restoring its function after an attack. As such, it must be an integral member of the team alongside government actors in federal planning and information-sharing activities.

Relationships between sector owners and operators and their federal agency interfaces are uneven—a striking condition that emerged during the course of this study. In some cases, especially where there is a history of a non-regulatory partnership, like the defense industrial base and energy sectors, relationships were positive, characterized by open and frequent communication and information sharing. Others were more one-way, with the federal “partner” more controlling and didactic. The realization that the sectors have more intimate knowledge of not only their own sectors, but their ties to other sectors, has yet to be well understood and embraced at the federal level.”

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“Secretary of Defense leadership in the interagency is needed to address current deficiencies in national plans and strategies and support for domestic threat assessment.”

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Consequences of Catastrophe, how our America will fall apart:

1. Failure of critical infrastructure- lack of goods and services

2. Insufficient professional resources to deal with multiple catastrophes

3. National Will hard to focus- Public anger manifested through misguided, vigilante-style attacks.

4. Impaired ability of national, state, and local gov to govern- lack of, or confusing, communications, fractured local authority, insufficient, disorganized emergency response. Without adequate preparedness at all levels of government, across the private sector, and among the populace, the post-attack results could indeed become catastrophic.

Some outcomes might include:

– Flight. Remaining in place would prove untenable for many people for actual or perceived reasons.

– Breakdown of mutual aid agreements. Resource-intensive incidents are typically handled through mutual aid agreements within the National Guard, first responder, and medical communities. When under attack, however, leaders in unaffected regions might opt not to support interregional common aid agreements and to conserve their resources in case they are needed locally.

– Breakdown of civil order. Looting, vigilante actions, gang violence, riots, and civil disobedience would further stress first responders.

– Failure of quarantine. Many will be reluctant to stay confined.

  Hoarding. People will rush to amass excess goods to stock up after the attack.

– “Shoot your neighbor.” As people perceive the social and civil situation deteriorating, they will escalate the force they use as a first resort to protect home and family from interlopers (“shoot first, ask questions later”).

– Rampant rumors. Media will promulgate messages from many sources without confirmation.

– Population center “meltdowns.” Many U.S. population centers are located where life without infrastructure services will be difficult to sustain, such as in the desert southwest in summer and northern cities in winter.

Page 10:

“The study found nothing in legislation, directives, or other documents to prevent a more aggressive posture and engagement by DOD.”

Page 11:

The Posse Comitatus Act is typically viewed as a restriction on DOD engagement since it punishes those who “…except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully use any part of the Army or Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws….” A statutory exception to posse comitatus allows the President or other key government officials special authorizations for engaging the military in domestic situations. That authority has been exercised sparingly; examples include granting the U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement authorities and allowing the military to share information and equipment with civilian law enforcement, while prohibiting its ability to make arrests or conduct searches and seizures.

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“After the incidents on September 11, 2001, the nation was forced into a new level of national preparedness against attack on the homeland. The Department of Homeland Security was created to take the lead role in homeland security.”

Page 20: Hypothetical scenario and what they will do:

For purposes of this discussion, the study assumed a multi-point attack on the United States that is severe enough for the President to declare the nation “under attack,” with federal authorities in overall control. Under such conditions, national resources will be stretched to the point where demands for national and international requests will go unmet. Local resources will also be overwhelmed and could face societal panic, if people feel localities are unable to provide law and order, medical care, municipal services (water, refuse), food, energy, trade, transportation, information system availability, and protection from the elements. Under such a scenario, two critical warfighting requirements occur simultaneously: defending against domestic catastrophe and ensuring deployment and supply. Domestic catastrophes occur in an environment of a large, undisciplined population, and these violent attacks can have a destabilizing effect on society. On the other hand, military deployment and supply take place in a disciplined organization, trained to accomplish the mission. Yet the two are linked—military deployment and supply is critically dependent on infrastructure elements that may be destroyed or severely compromised in a domestic catastrophe. Furthermore, both missions will draw on many of the same people and equipment, as discussed in the previous chapter. The protection challenge for the U.S infrastructure is significant, as illustrated in Table 5.


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“Americans have been conditioned over many decades to assume disaster relief assistance will come from communities adjacent to military installations and that other federal and state assets will be available.

“In the event of coordinated asymmetric attacks in many parts of the country and/or simultaneously with a natural disaster or avian flu pandemic, emergency responders and relief organizations may not be able to move across local or state borders. Resources will be severely strained and responders will be busy dealing with or preparing to deal with disaster on their home turf.”


Page 36:

“According to FEMA, there are over 2,200 Citizens Corp Councils serving areas containing 75 percent of the total U.S. population.”

Page 43- FUSION CENTERS!!!!!!!!!

“Since 9/11 many state and local jurisdictions have established “fusion” centers for the purpose of collecting information on terrorist threats from a wide range of sources—including criminal investigations, the media, and tips from the public.”

“Today 46 states and the District of Columbia have operating fusion centers to create a fuller picture of potential threats in their area.”

Page 44:

“The consensus among these sectors suggested that the GCC/SCC “partnership” concept is good because it provides an opportunity to build trust among all stakeholders.”

For More Information See:

Unconventional Operational Concept and the Homeland Document: https://info.publicintelligence.net/DoD-UnconventionalHomeland.pdf

Public Intelligence Website: https://publicintelligence.net/about/

Pentagon Admits: http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/07/pentagon-is-preparing-for-mass-civil-breakdown/

Child Safety Honda: http://dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=145278


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Major Bank Warns Of Imminent Problems In U.S. Farming Industry: “Dire Straits”

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By: Zero Hedge |

Despite the government’s ‘advice’ to young debt-laden students, the tragedy of the American farmer continues with worryingly pessimistic views on the future of the industry. With farmland prices falling for the first time in almost 30 years, credit conditions are weakening dramatically and the Kansas City Fed warns that persistently low crop prices and high input costs reduced profit margins and increased concerns about future loan repayment capacity, and JPMorgan concludes, the industry is currently in dire straits with the potential for a liquidity crunch for farmers into 2016.

Not so long ago, US farmland – whose prices were until recently rising exponentially – was considered by many to be the next asset bubble. Then, almost overnight, the fairytale ended, and as reported in February, US farmland saw its first price drop since 1986.

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Looking ahead, very few bankers expect price appreciation and more than a quarter of survey respondents expect cropland values to decline further in the next three months.

And now, The Kansas City Fed warns that Agricultural credit conditions are worsening rapidly…

Credit conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District weakened as farm income declined further in the first quarter of 2015. Persistently low crop prices and high input costs reduced profit margins and increased concerns about future loan repayment capacity. Funds were available to meet historically high loan demand, but loan repayment rates dropped considerably. Although profit margins in the livestock industry have remained stable, most bankers do not expect farm income or credit conditions to improve in the next three months.

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On a more regional level, farm income declined in all District states except Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, farm income has steadily improved over the last three years due to revenue from mineral rights and cattle production but remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2015.

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Strains on the farm economy have begun to affect the overall economic outlook in some states. Through 2014, growth in per capita personal income was notably smaller in states most heavily concentrated in crop production.

Ninety-four percent of survey respondents expect farm income to remain the same or decline further in the next three months. Additional declines in farm income could continue to create economic challenges in states heavily dependent on crops.

Loan Demand is surging… (to replace income’s collapse or roll old debt)

The continued decline in farm income boosted demand for new loans as well as renewals and extensions on existing loans. During years of historically high farm income, some farmers were able to self-finance. However, as working capital has declined due to high production costs and lower crop revenues, more producers have needed external financing to pay for operating expenses and capital purchases. Loan demand was also supported by livestock loans on feeder cattle, which still command historically high prices. In fact, demand for non-real estate farm loans increased across all District states in the first quarter and is expected to remain elevated over the next three months.

If expectations are met, the survey measure of loan demand would be the highest since the survey began in 1980.

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And paying back loans is slumping

Alongside reduced farm income and higher loan demand, loan repayment rates have declined significantly.
Bankers also expressed concerns over increased debt-to-asset ratios, especially for younger farmers with high borrowing needs.

As The Kansas City Fed concludes…

Low crop prices placed added stress on net farm incomes and contributed to weaker credit conditions in the first quarter. As farm incomes fell, cropland values moderated and more producers depended on financing to cover operating expenses. Sufficient funds were available to meet increases in loan demand, but declines in repayment rates as well as slight increases in carry-over debt, collateral requirements and loan renewals and extensions suggest that credit quality may become more of a concern moving forward.

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All of which is summed up ominously by JPMorgan, writing in a downgrade not for Deere, that…

We recently spent some time in the Midwest meeting various agriculture industry participants including dealers, farmers and industry experts. We believe it was clear from what we heard that 

So that is why the government is pushing the young debt-laden student serfs into farming… to ‘create’ some demand…

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Source: JPMorgan, Kansas City Fed, Bloomberg

Originally published at Zero Hedge.

Science And Reason Takes Back Seat To 9/11 Official Story In Historic AIA Resolution Vote

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In a historic vote, delegates of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) overwhelmingly voted down Resolution 15-6 which called for AIA to support a new investigation of the destruction of World Trade Center building 7 on September 11th 2001. The resolution, which was introduced by AIA member Dan Barnum FAIA, was voted down overwhelmingly by a vote of 3892 – 160 meaning 96% of the delegates voted to ignore the science, the facts, and the evidence which is today common knowledge about the destruction of WTC 7!

That’s right. 96% of voting AIA delegates voted with intentions and goals outside the realm of science and reason. Could it be that to 96% of AIA delegates two planes CAN symmetrically destroy three massive towers at freefall speed through the path of most resistance? Can it be that to 96% of AIA voting delegates a 47 story state of the art tower CAN disintegrate at freefall speed due to ordinary office fires? If this was really the case, would you trust these people to build the apartment building you live in or office building you work at?

The question all truth seekers and lovers of critical thinking, science and reason should be asking then is, why the overwhelming vote? As resolution introducer Dan Barnum explained afterwards:

“We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.”

And Dan Barnum is quite correct here in that clearly these delegates are not voting with science and reason in mind, but with political interest instead. Perhaps they were afraid of the consequences of voting for the resolution. Very likely many of them had no understanding of the nature of the WTC collapse even as admitted by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies). Many of them were propagandized by voices repeating WTC destruction theories including theories that even NIST has disavowed like the diesel fuel theories.

Anyone following the global political scene for any length of time, who is aware of the globalist plans for a new world order and aware of the long history of U.S. government/globalist false flag attacks should be taking notes to improve your knowledge of how these false flags are not only carried out but how they live on for many decades.

Many of us understand how the 9/11 false flag attack on America on September 11, 2001 was very well planned out. We have seen how the mainstream media and many ministries including almost every prominent news paper, magazine, TV, entertainment and news media network have all cooperated relentlessly with the censorship of 9/11 truth. The censorship we speak of IS the greatest story of 9/11. This is what our children and the younger generation should know. The censorship of 9/11 had to be secured and guaranteed BEFORE the event was pulled off. And like the great cooperation we’ve seen from the CIA controlled western media on the issue of 9/11, here we are, 14 years later and the most influential organization representing Architects all over the country still submits to the 9/11 official story mind control ‘voodoo spell’ when it comes to voting for action to investigate the obvious controlled demolition of WTC 7.

OBSERVATIONS

The split between reality and fiction that divides those who think critically and those live for the control system and the rewards it hands them in this life could not be any greater. Unfortunately, this is where we are historically, and it is up to us to continue the great battle of information against the machine that is uniquely designed to deceive and enslave the masses.

It is up to us to face the reality that the globalist criminals which pulled off 9/11 would not have moved forward with the operation had they not had the assurance of censorship and cooperation from organizations like AIA. Anything less would probably have been a reason to delay the operation. Let’s remember it has been over 50 years since the murder of president John F Kennedy and here we are and we still don’t have justice served on the murder.

This should serve as a reminder that these government false flags are not easy to overcome. They take many generations to overcome and thus patience and persistence is required. The 9/11 truth movement has accomplished many things over the last 14 years. Most people in America today don’t believe the official story. There is probably no topic of government conspiracy which has been more written about, and has had more documentaries and movies made about it. Today the topic to many people is now old and forgotten, yet to this day we see the same level of top-notched censorship we saw in the early days after the event.

REMINDERS

The recent 96% AIA delegate vote against 9/11 truth is a reminder that whatever real gains we have with 9/11 or any government conspiracy and corruption issue will realistically be solved by resorting to solutions that start at the smallest level not at the higher levels. Let us also remember that perhaps this disappointing vote outcome is a stepping stone to something much better down the road.

History has confirmed many times that the road to truth is always very long and difficult. The powers that be will fight to the end to hold on to their power and the last thing they want in this case is for WTC 7 to be brought under a microscope by the mass majority of American people. They don’t want the obvious visual collapse to be scrutinized and brought into question and thus brought into the mass consciousness of the people.

This decision by AIA is also a reminder that 9/11 is a special issue in that the general public has been conditioned to accept the blind 9/11 official story pseudo-science without questioning it. The power of hypnosis is real as is the power of mass mind control. Let us be reminded that the truth of 9/11 for many Americans who were there is apparently still too difficult to face.

Sadly, for many who lived through the event and still believe the 9/11 official story (as we have seen with JFK), many of them will die never having understood the truth of 9/11. For this reason, as we grow and learn and as we slowly make government obsolete- as humanity continues to rediscover itself and awaken to the globalist (new world order) plans, the voices of those still asleep will increasingly be irrelevant. Their opinions are slowly becoming obsolete, their ad hominem logic, voodoo-like hypnotic Orwellian reasoning will slowly but surely join the ranks of retardation and psychopathy, no pun intended.

All of this serves to remind us that we live in a complex multi-dimensional world which I’ve written about before. Those still stuck in the 9/11 official story and those still believing in mainstream media government scripts do so because they receive the information in a single ‘linear’ dimension. Meaning when they hear mainstream media news, since they think in only one dimension, their brain cannot expand on the information to apply multi-dimensional critical thought and logic to the information. Instead the CIA psyop buzz phrase “conspiracy theory” blocks this process and they subsequently never get past the single-dimensional thinking process. Thus they fail to see the multi-dimensional component of the world they live in.

I’ve learn to account for this engineered mental deficiency in my own interactions with these people. I do not “debate” 9/11 truth with the remaining (officially retarded?) individuals who still believe the official story. In my opinion they really are slowly shifting to a category of human who are suffering from a mental disease. The disease is inflicted by a governmental control system which has employed its experiment on the masses for a long period of time using sophisticated media and mind control tactics and technology.

Truth really is realized and mass hypnosis, mind control and propaganda really is real. In order to see the reality of this, one must disengage from ones own ego and image of self and try to line yourself with simple truth. When you do this you will recognize that those who experienced 9/11 and still believe the official story really are suffering mentally even though they may be well meaning people. (I’m not referring to people who haven’t actually seen the evidence I’m talking about those who do oppose the hard evidence after seeing it.) I do not believe however that it is proper to notify them of this reality because this reality will only be received as an insult (how could it not?). Instead learn how to separate the factual world you live in versus the interactive (people to people) world that surrounds you. As truth seekers we must interact with 9/11 official story believers in a way that sets aside your ego and hopefully pushes them toward the truth even if not immediately. As truth seekers we must also identify and acknowledge the proper level of mental functionality and clarity required for the topic so that we know how to best navigate our interactive skills with those around us.

SOLUTIONS

Finally, let’s continue thinking in multiple dimensions, acting in wisdom within the knowledge and understanding that we have about 9/11, and about global events today because doing so will allow us to stay sharp, educated, remain realistic about the future and allow us to stay positive about the eventual outcome of our future. This positive outlook will in turn allow us to enjoy our current lives while we live. Enjoying our current lives while living in truth will thus allow us to push the growth of humanity in the direction of positive solutions. This is the overall goal after all. All solutions in my opinion must follow the Learning Trivium- First there is the Information and facts, then there is the Understanding which is the synthesizing of the information to be received in the proper context- and finally there is the Wisdom or action phase when truth seekers take action to change the world based on the understanding of the information they have. Let us therefore keep pushing the information which acts as a seed and spawns the first phase of the awakening and eventually the revolutionary action process which brings about change.


Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

The Toll Of War: 500,000 Yemenis Flee Their Country

Yemenis walk on a beach of Aden's Tawahi neighbourhood on May 6, 2015 as civilians are trying to escape by sea the ongoing fighting. At least 32 civilians were killed and 67 wounded in shelling that hit people trying to escape by sea, a health official said. The shelling hit a small fishing harbour and a barge carrying civilians, the official said, blaming Huthi rebels who have been trying to take control of Tawahi and clashing with forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.  AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

Yemenis walk on a beach of Aden’s Tawahi neighbourhood on May 6, 2015 as civilians are trying to escape, by sea, the ongoing fighting. At least 32 civilians were killed and 67 wounded in shelling that hit people trying to escape by sea, a health official said. The shelling hit a small fishing harbour and a barge carrying civilians, the official said, blaming Huthi rebels who have been trying to take control of Tawahi and clashing with forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

(The Real Agenda) On March 26 the Arab coalition began a campaign to bomb Yemen in a supposed effort to stop the Huthi and defend the Government of Abdrabbo Mansur Hadi. Mansur Hadi is is a puppet of Saudi Arabia, but the Arab coalition alleges that their action responds to the fact that he is the only one recognized by the international community.

Regardless of the real agenda behind the US supported Saudi bombing of Yemen, the undeniable fact is that the relentless attacks have left over half a million Yemeni’s homeless. About 545,000 people have been forced to leave their homes, while at least 1,850 have been killed and 7,394 others wounded, according to the latest United Nations report published on Tuesday.

In addition to the more than half million people displaced since March, some 330,000 had already fled their homes earlier because of the precarious situation in Yemen. According to a spokesman for UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees, another 29,000 had fled to neighboring countries.

The UN agency also reports that some 250,000 Somali refugees in Yemen have also been affected by the conflict.

The UN announcement comes a day after the coalition resumed its bombing of Yemen following a humanitarian truce of five days. According to officials of the World Food Programme (WFP), “it was not enough” to help all the population at risk, only some 400,000 of the 738,000 people were reached.

Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands are still waiting to receive food and water, the Saudis did not concede an extension to the humanitarian truce requested by the UN.

On Tuesday, Saudi planes bombed several targets spposedly being held by Huthi rebels in Sanaa and its surroundings. The bombings in the capital, the first since the end of the truce on Sunday, have begun shortly before this morning and have targeted alleged Huthi arms deposits.

A house of the son of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ahmed, an ally of the Shiite rebels, has also been the target of attacks. This is proof that the Saudi’s lie when they say they are only targeting weapons and declared rebel strongholds. They are also targeting civialians.

The Arab coalition had resumed activities on Sunday night immediately after the end of the cease-fire in preparation for air strikes against rebel positions, especially in the southern city of Aden, where the heaviest fighting has been taking place.

The US-supported bombing of Yemen

“The humanitarian situation is much deteriorated by the lack of sanitation and shortages of electricity, water and security, and Yemen needs millions of dollars to meet those needs,” said last week the Yemeni Communications Minister, Nadia al Saqaf.

The minister set at 1,400,000 people the total of Yemenis suffering from food insecurity as a result of the western-sponsored bombings, which have been added to the 10 million people who already live in that situation.

The Arab coalition has continued to bombard certain areas of the country, including populated areas and basic infrastructure, where its leadership says Shiite militiamen are present. The bombings are taking place while fighting continues between rival militia factions in southern provinces.

Humanitarian organizations such have repeatedly denounced the major humanitarian needs that this new conflict has added to the already difficult situation in the poorest country of the Arabian peninsula.

 Saudi Arabia and Washington block Humanitarian aid

Despite the apparent good will from the Arab and their American aggressors to allow for a five day truce, the truth is that the conditions in Yemen are only deteriorating.

As reported y Steven Lendman last week:

Hospitals can’t operate properly to treat patients and save lives. Since April 21, Saudi warships blocked a commercial oil tanker from reaching Yemen. Other vessels carrying humanitarian aid are prevented from reaching Yemeni ports.

Doctors and emergency workers who are embedded in the refugee camps in Yemen warn that war imposed conditions “prevent humanitarian organizations from delivering life-saving assistance.” This has been the latest report from a group of 47 humanitarian agencies.

While international organizations make an effort to send food, water, and power generators, among others, to fulfill basic needs, Saudi warplanes and ships block this humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen. According to Lendman, only “small amounts are arriving although far more aid is needed. The deliveries need to be authorized by Washington and the Saudis before they are sent it.

Lendman reported that:

Iranian international affairs advisor Ali Akbar Velayati cited international law saying “(n)o other country, under any name, is allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of other independent countries. Therefore, Yemen’s airspace (and coastal waters) belong to itself.”

No one in the world understands how can the United States and countries that make part of the Arab coalition justify their murderous campaign in the most impoverished country in the continent. The Arab-led bombing of Yemen resembles the last attack perpetrated by Israel against Gaza, which the Netanyahu government said intended to kill militia members and destroy weapons. We all know how that “humanitarian” campaign ended.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Is Martial Law Justified If ISIS Attacks?

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A group of foreign militants infiltrates the U.S. using student visas, weak borders, bribery and cooperation with drug cartels. Secret cells integrate within metropolitan areas and blend with the populace. At the precise moment, they activate, unleashing small attacks across the country in coordinated blitzkrieg-style terror campaigns against everything from suburban neighborhoods to public schools to shopping malls, striking fear into the citizenry, which now believes no one is safe, even in the heartland. With normal law enforcement overwhelmed, the economy on the brink and the populace ready to riot, the military is deployed domestically; curfews, price controls and rationing are initiated; and special operations agents act as infiltrators in order to subdue the terrorist factions. The loss of common liberties is welcomed by most as safety and security become the paramount motivator.

A glimpse into the future? Well, perhaps. Actually, it’s the plot narrative to a Chuck Norris movie called “Invasion U.S.A.” The terrorists in that movie were communists from places like Cuba and Venezuela (hey, it was the 80s, and we had no idea that the communists were elitists that had already taken over from within), but the premise is strangely not far from what the government is trying to sell to us as a potential real-life scenario today.

As Americans, we have been bombarded with propaganda for decades, which conjures rationalizations for domestic military operations. This propaganda always presents us with an all-or-nothing option: relinquish liberty and beat the enemy, or “cling” to the “outdated” Constitution and fall as a society. There never seems to be a third option, an option that does not require the loss of freedoms and allows for security. In the film “Invasion U.S.A.,” I suppose we had Chuck Norris as a third option, which is not a bad third option in the world of cinema; but I’m sorry to say that Chuck alone cannot save us from what is coming in the real America.

I am highly suspicious of the rhetoric coming out of Washington lately in terms of the ISIS situation. ISIS has apparently secured the Iraqi city of Ramadi and put the government there on the defensive, meaning that despite the recent claims that ISIS leadership has been hit in Syria, the group continues to advance.

Rumors of potential ISIS attacks on U.S. soil continue to spread from sources like the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration.

“Former” CIA officials (is there such a thing?) are also getting in on the action, warning in mainstream media outlets that ISIS has the ability to direct at least small-scale attacks on the U.S. today.

However, the threat of ISIS does not frighten me. It concerns me, but what truly disturbs me is the likely government response if such predictions by alphabet agencies come to pass.

In my recent article “When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It,” I examined the tactics behind not only globalization, but also the most probable methods that will be used to secure globalization through the oppression of dissenting voices and groups. Part of that examination included my take on the Jade Helm 15 exercises running from summer into autumn and how they fit directly into the strategies for disrupting insurgencies (revolutions) discussed openly by internationalists in their own symposiums.

My conclusion given the clear evidence at hand? Jade Helm is definitely NOT meant to prepare troops for foreign operations. The program is admitted to be a primer for military response to “crisis scenarios,” denoting domestic operation. Special forces groups are training with domestic agencies like the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. And they are training and infiltrating completely American environments, which they would not be doing unless they planned to operate in very similar environments. Special forces always train like they fight. Period.

With at least 45% of Americans concerned that open domestic military exercises are a precursor to greater federal control over states and more than 62% convinced that government power is suffocating individual liberty, it is only a matter of time before the government spin doctors create a semi-believable rationale for such endeavors as Jade Helm. I believe that ISIS could be their perfect rationale.

As public concern is amplified and evidence indicating that the Department of Defense is lying about the purpose of JH15 is more widely recognized, the DOD may very well admit that the operation is not for training in foreign theaters. Rather, they may argue that JH15 is in fact training designed to protect Americans on American soil from widespread terrorist threats. That is to say, the new spin will be that Jade Helm is meant to save us all from the psychopathic child killing cannibal monstrosity known as ISIS.

Look at it this way, what better excuse for covert military actions in domestic environments? What better way to justify lying to the American people about Jade Helm goals and directives? What better way to silence the critics and so-called “conspiracy theorists” than for the government to say: “Yes, we lied, but it was to keep the real and honorable purpose of JH15 secret, and to save the public from terrorism, now shut up naysayers and liberty activists, you are putting the whole nation at risk…!”

Maybe I am connecting dots that are not dots, but it seems to me that the timing of ISIS warnings, the re-ignition of economic downturn in 2014/2015, the global shift away from the dollar, and Jade Helm are not entirely coincidental. Martial Law is not a scenario that can be generated in a vacuum; it needs a primer, a trigger event, if not multiple trigger events.

If the final trigger event is indeed intended to be a terror campaign on U.S. soil, then questions of the true purpose of Jade Helm will undoubtedly take a back seat to immediate solutions to what amounts to a foreign invasion (at least, that is how it will be painted), and none other than Jade Helm will be presented as that solution.

The debate over JH15 and programs like it will change. It will become a matter of the “greater good” against a foreign enemy, rather than a government overstep against the rights of the people. How can we possibly question the defense of American soil against terrorists? Isn’t that an undeniable directive of the military? And if we do question such a directive and its value to the American people, are we not “weakening” the resolve and effectiveness of the defense apparatus through negative public opinion? And by extension, would that not make us “domestic enemies” as well?

In fact, I can easily argue that there is absolutely NO rationale for domestic military operations against ISIS or anyone else, and here’s why.

ISIS Is A Fabrication

As I outlined in detail in my article “The Time Is Ripe For A False Flag Attack On American Soil,” the organization known as ISIS has long been a collaborative creation of the U.S. government and its allies. From funding and training in Libya and Jordan, to arming in Syria and Iraq, ISIS is nothing without the Western intelligence apparatus, just as al-Qaida was nothing more than a CIA Frankenstein monster.

So should Americans be forced to relinquish their freedoms in order to combat an enemy that our own government engineered out of thin air? And beyond that, who represents the greater enemy: ISIS or the lunatic elitists who gave ISIS the tools to commit atrocities?

Government Is Incapable Of Providing Security

Some people may argue that the true origins of ISIS are a matter of historical debate that will not solve our immediate problem of rampant terror threats. How can we nitpick where ISIS came from while ISIS is trying to massacre us? Fair enough.

My rebuttal would be that regardless of where ISIS found its organizational support, the U.S. government and the military apparatus under the direction of a corrupt DOD are incapable of protecting the American people anyway. If ISIS is able to unleash a campaign of attacks that give license to the idea of martial law, then the government has only proven one of two things:

1)  It is too inept to prevent such events from occurring due to its refusal to secure our borders and despite full-spectrum surveillance of the American people by the NSA.

2)  It is so evil in its machinations that it has allowed terrorist infiltration in order to further an agenda of greater control.

Either the government is a bungling bureaucratic mess not capable of keeping anyone safe, or it is a cesspool of tyranny that has no intention of keeping anyone safe. In either case, why should the American people give such an entity even MORE power, when it can’t responsibly handle the considerable power it already has?

American Civilians Can Provide Their Own Security And Do It Better

Official martial law may never be declared, but it could nevertheless become a reality. I would present the response to the Boston bombing event as a direct example of militarization of a domestic region without it being called “martial law.” This was, of course, a “federalized” response, rather than a military one. But it was militarization in its nature all the same. The establishment will use all kinds of mislabeling and spin in order to entice the populace to submit to further encroachment of liberties in the name of security.

The fact is the best defense for the civilian population of America has always been the individual population itself. Terrorists are far more likely to be thwarted tactically and psychologically by a trained, armed, aware and free citizenry than any oppressive federal or military dragnet. Why?  Because the citizenry is the target, and thus, always first on the scene to respond.  Citizens become victims when they wait around passively for government “authorized” responders to save them, instead of adopting the attitude that THEY are responsible for their own defense.  Legally, it is a constitutional mandate that American militias retain authority over domestic defense. And to be clear, the militia is every able-bodied American, not only a certain percentage of Americans the government deems acceptable (which means the National Guard does not qualify as the militia).

This is the answer to the propaganda of militarization. We do not have to choose between liberty and security. We can have both, and we can provide it for ourselves as our own protectors. Sheepdogs be damned. Each citizen is his first and best line of defense.

Only when the American people take on the philosophy of self-defense rather than government reliance will we be free of fear from terrorism and free of fear from tyrannical government. It starts with each of you, in your homes, neighborhoods, towns and counties. Citizen organizations for mutual aid and security to counter any threat, regardless of the mask it wears, will be the catalyst for a legitimately free society. In the face of such organization, martial law is not only illegitimate, but entirely unnecessary. ISIS does not matter. It is what we ultimately do about ISIS or similar threats that matters, and martial law is not the answer.


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You Will Be Shocked At The Sick Things That People Are Doing To Cats In America

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What would you do if you discovered that someone had sealed four kittens in a cardboard box with duct tape and tossed them in a dumpster?  What would you do if you personally witnessed someone toss a cat out of a vehicle that was moving down the road at high speed?  As America becomes increasingly cold-hearted, people are doing things to animals that are incredibly sick and disgusting.  It has been said that a society is judged by how it treats those that are most vulnerable, and our pets are completely and totally dependent on us for their welfare.  When we treat them like garbage, it reveals what is truly in our own hearts.  If you have a weak stomach, you may not want to read this article.  Some of the things that people are doing to cats in this country are absolutely horrific.

For example, a group of high school students in the state of Oklahoma recently “filmed themselves performing a sick dance routine with dead cats”

A group of students at one of America’s top high schools filmed themselves performing a sick dance routine with dead cats in their classroom before posting the video on Facebook, the Daily Mail Online can reveal.

The disturbing footage shows eight young students from a flagship charter school – which is rated among the best schools in the USA – making the cat corpses ‘dance’ to music in a school laboratory while being ‘conducted’ by another student.

The students, from the Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma, ranked number one in Oklahoma and 23 in the USA, can be seen laughing as they stand in a row with the cats – meant to be dissected in their anatomy class – then wave them side to side to the ‘Meow Mix’ cat food commercial song.

You can find video of this very sick dance routine right here.

And what in the world are high school students doing “dissecting cats” for anatomy class anyway?

Personally, I have a major problem with cutting cats open for “educational purposes”.  No high school kid should ever be doing that.

But this is what is happening to our culture.  For large segments of our population, animals have no other purpose than to be used and abused by us however we want.

This next example is even more disturbing.  In Sandpoint, Idaho someone recently sealed four precious little kittens in a cardboard box with duct tape and left them to die in a dumpster.  Here is a photo of the kittens after they had been rescued…

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It was the Panhandle Animal Shelter in Sandpoint that posted this photo on Facebook, and the following is what they had to say about this incident…

Please do the right thing and bring animals into the shelter. We are available for intakes between 8:30-5:30 at the “incoming animal” door. These beautiful babies were left in a cardboard box closed with duct tape and placed in the dumpster. Fortunately a kind person heard them and saved them from a horrible death.

In response, the animal shelter posted this message on their billboard…

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Another extremely disturbing incident just recently took place in Minnesota.  An eyewitness actually saw a driver throw a cat out onto the road while the vehicle was still moving.  Needless to say, the cat suffered severe injuries

A reward is being offered to find the driver who tossed a cat out of the window of a moving vehicle in Roseville.

The cat was thrown from a blue van or blue sedan driving southbound on Rice Street in Roseville on Saturday, May 2. She sustained broken teeth and three fractures to her hind leg, and much of the skin on her paws and tail was torn off.

Officer Jason Gehrman with the Roseville Police Department responded to a call outside Setzer Pharmacy. He said a woman witnessed the cat being thrown out of the moving car window and went into traffic herself to save the struggling cat.

Are you angry yet?

You should be.

And of course these are far from isolated incidents.  Our entire nation is becoming more wicked and more evil with each passing day.  This is something that I covered in my recent article entitled “11 Examples Of How Evil Is Growing In America Like A Cancerous Tumor“.

So why is this happening to our society?

Why is there so much moral decay all around us?

I believe that the dramatic decline of Christianity in the United States has a lot to do with it.  According to a brand new Pew Research report entitled “America’s Changing Religious Landscape”, the proportion of the population that considers themselves to be “Christian” in any way, shape or form has been shrinking dramatically.  This is especially true of our young people.  The following comes from CNN

Released Tuesday, the survey of 35,000 American adults shows the Christian percentage of the population dropping precipitously, to 70.6%. In 2007, the last time Pew conducted a similar survey, 78.4% of American adults called themselves Christian.

In the meantime, almost every major branch of Christianity in the United States has lost a significant number of members, Pew found, mainly because millennials are leaving the fold. More than one-third of millennials now say they are unaffiliated with any faith, up 10 percentage points since 2007.

With each passing generation, this nation is becoming less and less “Christian”.  You can see this very clearly in the numbers.  After compiling all the data, Pew found that 85 percent of all Americans born between 1928 and 1945 still consider themselves to be “Christian”, but for those born since 1990 it is just 56 percent

Looking at the long view, the generational spans are striking. Whereas 85% of the silent generation (born 1928-1945) call themselves Christians, just 56% of today’s younger millennials (born 1990-1996) do the same, even though the vast majority — about eight in 10 — were raised in religious homes.

Without the morality of the Christian faith to guide them, an increasing number of our young people are basing their moral decisions on whatever “feels right” to them.

These days, most people (whether “Christian” or not) are doing whatever seems right in their own eyes, and our society is becoming increasingly chaotic as a result.

So what is the solution?  Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Dissecting The Strange Anomalies In The Sandy Hook Shooting (VIDEO)

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NYPD Wants To Hire 450 Cops To Fight ISIS

NYPD Wants To Hire 450 Cops To Fight ISIS
By: Joshua Krause | The Daily Sheeple

The ISIS bogeyman strikes again. New York Police Chief Bill Bratton announced that he is seeking approval to hire an additional 450 police officers to counter the threat of ISIS. With the average annual salary of a new police officer at over $44,000, this would cost the city roughly $20,000,000 per year; and all for an organization that has never attacked the city. The officers would be working with the NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit, which is also responsible for monitoring protests throughout the city.

Despite his claims that “We are entering a new era where we cannot live in fear, but we have to live increasingly aware of our surroundings” his suggestion sounds an awful lot like it’s based on fear, rather than sound reasoning. The average American is much more likely to die from something mundane like food poisoning or slipping in the bathtub, than they are from terrorism. But Bill Bratton still thinks that we need to spend millions of dollars on armed bureaucrats.

Furthermore, I don’t think anybody really believes that more cops will actually prevent terrorism. In most cases, terrorist plots are either provocateured by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or are foiled by ordinary citizens. New York’s City Hall is also unimpressed by the scaremongering, and previously snubbed the City Council’s request for an additional 1,000 police officers.


Article first published at The Daily Sheeple.

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

The New Deal Built The New World Order

Three Marxists plotting the NWO. Commies have much in common.

Three Marxists plotting the NWO. Commies have much in common.

The New Deal had its feet of clay mired “one in the Red mud of Soviet communism and the other in the stinking cesspool of pagan plutocracy.” – Father Coughlin 

When a nation fails to learn the true history of its past, the people are doomed to reside within a fairy tale of delusions. Once that deception becomes ingrained into the popular culture, the task of the tyrant simplifies. How soon the country is transformed into a civic ordeal and betrayal of principle and heritage. Then, the masses cling to the big lie as fact; the new gospel for the social order becomes transformed into a somber reality. Finally, only the very few question its veracity.

Most of us were born into a society that abandoned the essence of our founding country. The quiet revolution that destroyed America was conducted in full view and sanctified with government attainment. The past was buried without a solemn ceremony and the New Deal was born to reconstruct a fatherland upon the ashes of the American experience. The mother’s milk of this overthrow in fundamental values was based upon the Marxism of patrician traitors. FDR was the supreme socialist. His ideal was the total destruction of the balanced “Federalism” that shared power, affirmed State’s Rights and respected individual Liberty.

The blind and mentally deficient refuse to face the record of treachery that Roosevelt imposed. The deformed dictator shared a collective identity with Stalin, a lust for power that approached Hitler and a deceit only surpassed by Churchill. All four were allies of Socialism. Only slender degrees of separation and fabricated nuances of emphasis disguise their mutual love for totalitarian control over their own country and global vision.

The New Deal is pure Socialism. Communists are proud of their involvement with FDR: “When the Great Depression of the 1930s created conditions that made working-class victories both possible and necessary, if reaction and fascism was to be defeated, Communists were at the center of building of the new unions of the CIO, and providing the grassroots force that propelled the New Deal government of Franklin Roosevelt, the most advanced government of non-socialist reform in U.S. history, to enact social security and unemployment insurance, minimum wages and the 40-hour week, and create the National Labor Relations Board to protect workers rights to form unions and other major reforms.”

For citizens to look kindly upon Roosevelt and the mutated expansion patrimony of central planning, requires a total ignorance why the Revolution of 1776 was fought and the distrust and fears that founding patriots had towards an all powerful central government. When FDR’s close advisor Douglas said: “The present pseudo-planned economy leads relentlessly into the complete autocracy and tyranny of the Collectivist State”, it was one of the few honest statements made during the New Deal.

Examine the real historic record of the New Deal and ask if the prospects of liberty and the pursuit of happiness were fostered by the alphabet soup federal agencies that converted our free enterprise and voluntary association country into a system of federal despotic command and control?

The core hoax of the last century is that the government is a force for reform that leads to improvement in the condition of ordinary citizens. The New Deal was a coup d’état designed by plutocrats, for installing an oligarchy, to achieve an autocracy, administered by quisling bureaucrats. The Wilsonian internationalist hallucination was consummated by Roosevelt. FDR was a Commie soul mate – Liberal Democrat style – of Uncle Joe.

FDR defined Freedom of Speech as Stalin did, i.e. he used the Marxist formulation ‘Freedom of Information’ in his speeches.

FDR pressed a bill to eliminate the right to bear arms, the guarantee of all others.

FDR told Churchill that “an unwritten Constitution is better than a written one.” When reminded there was the Constitution, FDR said after his 1936 inauguration “Yes, but it’s the Constitution as I understand it – flexible enough (to do what he wanted).” He admiringly told Churchill that Stalin didn’t have to worry about Congresses and Parliaments, “he’s the whole works.” In a letter to a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, FDR wrote- “I hope your committee will not permit doubt as to Constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.”

FDR did not believe in Constitutional checks and balances – he tried to destroy and was prepared to defy the Supreme Court and Congress. He did not believe in advise and consent or the rule of law – he waged war and made treaties without Congressional approval. He did not believe in representative democracy and often said that since Congress did not reflect the will of the people they should be ignored.

Probably the best exposition of FDR’s procedures regarding the rule of law vs the rule of men was said by his top deputy, KGB agent Harry Hopkins, to his aides – “I want to assure you that we are not afraid of exploring anything within the law, and we have here a lawyer who will declare anything you want to do legal.”

FDR defined democracy just as Joseph Stalin did – as the mere act of voting.

The current crop of brainwashed trolls that praise Social Security as an enlightened benefit and Medicaid as advanced social compassion are already countered among the walking dead. Youth are indoctrinated to accept a Marxist orientation by prodigy freaks for a Satanic State. Black roped oppressors enforce the mandates of the temple of doom and incarcerate anyone they deem a vigilante. The legacy of the New Deal conditioned the fools to accept the New World Order.

Most inhabitants of the United States relish their subservient status and enthusiastically embrace their captivity. The most common attitude is that the world has become a global village for housing the thralls in a benign gulag. Accept your role, enjoy your condition and praise your masters . . . As long as any vestige of the New Deal is considered legitimate, the prospects for restoring a true Republic are futile. The notion of social benefits is abhorrent to any self respecting person. Government management by bribes is insulting. Conformity and coercion are inevitable when people relinquish their natural rights to oppose seduction from the rapist.

The incremental transformation into a global union under the rule of master elites has switched into high gear. FDR was a devil dining on the carcasses of manipulated naive citizens. What’s your excuse? Your parents and grandparents bought into the lie, so don’t claim any pretext that the next evolution into the New World Order will be beneficial. All Communists are Statists, every Fascist is a Statist and every form of Socialism is Statism. Each are un-American, the New Deal set the stage for the NWO.

The tone and tendency of liberalism…is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs (and freedom) of the people under the pretext of progress.” – Disraeli, “Speech in London”


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Cashless Society: More Attacks On Our Privacy (VIDEO)

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The cashless society is nothing new, but its rapid recent progress threatens us all. It’s another major attack on privacy.

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Where To Find Natural Building Materials

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Whether you’re looking into building your dream home or simply want to renovate a specific area of your home or office, using green building materials is the best way to create an environment that isn’t detrimental to your health. Organic, natural, and eco-friendly building materials from reputable, trusted suppliers is a must for protecting your health from the endocrine disruptors found in conventional building supplies.

Where to Find Organic Building Materials

Many building materials today contain things like formaldehyde, VOCs, and fire retardants, all of which can disrupt hormone function. While building materials don’t have the same organic certification process as food, it is possible to find paint, adhesives, and other materials made with organic or natural ingredients. Here’s a list of the most common building materials you will need, along with suppliers you can trust.

Organic/Natural Sheetrock

Also referred to as drywall, sheetrock is necessary for making the interior of walls. Finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives is a bit easier in this day and age, and luckily many builders are popping up all over the place offering these options. Here’s a quick list of the best suppliers for natural sheetrock:

EcoRock, made from 85% industrial byproducts, 100% recyclable.
Durra Panel is an eco-friendly sheetrock made from wheat or rice straw fibres, contains no formaldehyde.
JetBoard, made in Texas, recently released in the US.

Organic/Natural Glue

Glue and adhesives are necessary every step of the way when you’re building, yet some can give off toxic fumes. Here’s a list of the top-selling natural adhesives you can use in your projects:

ChemLink is a leading solvent-free and VOC-compliant sealant that can safely be used for constructing a healthy indoor environment.
EcoBond is another popular adhesive earning points from environmentalists and health advisors.
Capco Adhesives are also eco friendly and low in toxic compounds.

Organic/Natural Paints

Whether you’re painting the outside of your house, your living room, or wooden furniture, you should always use lead-free, VOC-free, natural paints as much as possible. Here’s some suppliers you can look into:

Ecos Paints sell no odor, VOC-free paint for interior use.
Auro Natural Eco Paints uses zero petrochemicals, VCOs, and only organic linseed oil in their products.
Green Pant Paints is another interior paint company, selling paints that use plant-based ingredients.

Organic/Natural Grout

Not only is grout used during construction, it’s commonly used in the maintenance of buildings. Here’s some natural grout solutions:

Eco Bath Tup and Tile
Eco Grout
Eco Systems Grout

Organic/Natural Sheetrock Mud

Sheetrock mud is also referred to as ‘drywall joint compound’ and is used to seal joints between sheets of drywall. Here’s some hypo-allergenic choices you can use:

Keim, works best with JetBoard or Dragonboard as a joint compound.
Murco Wall, do not use as a joint compound.

Organic/Natural Thinners

Paint thinners are commonly tainted with chemicals, most notably VOCs. Here’s a list of reliable, healthier alternatives:

Solvent-Free Paint thinner is made from 100% purified linseed oil.
Real Milk Company uses organic citrus solvents as a natural paint thinner.
Eco-Solve is a paint thinner made with soy and is non toxic.

Organic/Natural Caulking

While caulking doesn’t typically present a dire health concern, the PCBs found in conventional caulking materials can be hazardous over time. Here’s a couple of sources of caulking without the endocrine disruptor:

SafeCoat Multi-Purpose Caulk is non toxic and good for the environment.
Eco-Bond has a 10 year mold-free guarantee and is low in VOCs.

Natural/VOC-free Concrete Sealants

Most concrete sealants contain VOCs, which interfere with the immune system. Here are the top VOC-free concrete sealants:

Seal Green provides concrete sealants made with green ingredients.
DurasealZero™¨is made by Enviroseal, and uses natural ingredients that are EPA approved. No VOCs.
Conkrete-Seal by AgraLife is a natural, VOC-free concrete sealant.

Organic / Natural Ceiling Tiles

Formaldehyde a toxic poison that is commonly added to conventional ceiling tiles. Here’s a couple of suppliers for ceiling materials that do not use chemicals:

Armstrong is one of the leaders in providing sustainable ceiling tiles for office buildings.
Sustainable Ceiling Resource Center provides information and products related to healthy ceiling products.

Got a favorite that I missed? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.


Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Despotic Saudi Regime To Execute Prominent Cleric

Portrait of Nimr, in Bahrain

 

Saudi Arabia is notorious for public beheadings, whippings, torture, wars of aggression and other lawless actions. It remains America’s closest Arab ally.

One rogue state supports another. Both partner in high crimes against peace. Syria and Yemen are Exhibits A and B.

Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is a prominent nonviolent regime critic.

He’s been beaten, shot, arrested, tortured, denied vitally needed medical treatment, and otherwise abused for expressing his views freely.

Last October, he was sentenced to death unjustly for nonexistent sedition, “seeking foreign meddling in (Saudi affairs), disobeying its rulers, and taking up arms against the security forces.”

Not a shred of evidence supports the outrageous charges. He justifiably criticizes Saudi repressive rule. He calls it “particularly reactionary.”

He opposes violence and “murder in the name of God.” He supports open, free and fair elections. He believes in governance “based on justice and liberty.”

He denounces Saudi mistreatment of Shia Muslims. He enjoys widespread popularity for his views.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said Saudi authorities “persecut(ed) Shia reformist Nimr Bakir al-Nimr for his criticism of policies of sectarian discrimination against the Shia in Saudi Arabia and for his call for reform and equality.”

He’s told supporters Saudi “authorities depend on bullets and killing and imprisonment. We must depend on the roar of the word, on the words of justice.”

“We do not accept (violence). This is not our practice…We welcome those who follow such (an) attitude.”

“The weapon of the word is stronger than the power of lead.” He called on authorities to stop bloodshed. He predicted otherwise it would be overthrown.

His trial was a travesty of justice. He was declared guilty by accusation. He had no opportunity to defend himself. Automatic capital punishment sentencing followed. Despotic regimes operate this way.

Amnesty International responded to his death sentence calling it “part of a campaign by the authorities in Saudi Arabia to crush all dissent, including those defending the rights of the Kingdom’s Shia Muslim community.”

It shows how far regime officials “will go in their quest to stop Shia activists from defending their rights.” AI demanded al-Nimr’s release and end to regime “systematic discrimination and harassment of the Shia community.”

His “trial (was) seriously flawed,” said AI. “Eyewitnesses, whose testimonies were the only evidence used against him, were not brought to court to testify. This violates the country’s own laws.”

“The Sheikh was denied the most basic means to prepare for his defence and was not represented by legal counsel for some of the proceedings because the authorities did not inform his lawyer of some dates of the hearings.”

Saudis tolerate no dissent. They crack down hard on all critics. Free and open expression is strictly prohibited.

Shia Rights Watch (SRW) urged the international community to halt al-Nimr’s execution – to pressure Saudis to free all political prisoners, to demand they respect free expression and religion as fundamental human rights.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) asked UN officials to intervene on behalf of al-Nimr. He’s Saudi Arabia’s most respected Shia cleric.

Despite his forthcoming execution, Washington and rogue Western allies remain silent.

One phone call from Obama with teeth could stop it. His public hanging was scheduled for May 14.

He may already be dead as this is written. It remains to be seen how Shias react inside the Kingdom and beyond.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States

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What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen.  Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover Dam was finished in the 1930s, mandatory water restrictions have already been implemented in the state of California, and there are already widespread reports of people stealing water in some of the worst hit areas.  But this is just the beginning.  Right now, in a desperate attempt to maintain somewhat “normal” levels of activity, water is being pumped out of the ground in the western half of the nation at an absolutely staggering pace.  Once that irreplaceable groundwater is gone, that is when the real crisis will begin.  If this multi-year drought stretches on and becomes the “megadrought” that a lot of scientists are now warning about, life as we know it in much of the country is going to be fundamentally transformed and millions of Americans may be forced to find somewhere else to live.

Simply put, this is not a normal drought.  What the western half of the nation is experiencing right now is highly unusual.  In fact, scientists tell us that California has not seen anything quite like this in at least 1,200 years

Analyzing tree rings that date back to 800 A.D. — a time when Vikings were marauding Europe and the Chinese were inventing gunpowder — there is no three-year period when California’s rainfall has been as low and its temperatures as hot as they have been from 2012 to 2014, the researchers found.

Much of the state of California was once a desert, and much of it is now turning back into a desert.  The same thing can also be said about much of Arizona and much of Nevada.  We never really should have built massive, sprawling cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix in the middle of the desert.  But the 20th century was the wettest century for western North America in about 1,000 years, and we got lulled into a false sense of security.

At this point, the water level in Lake Mead has hit a brand new record low, and authorities are warning that official water rationing could soon begin for both Arizona and Nevada…

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, has hit its lowest level ever. Feeding California, Nevada and Arizona, it can hold a mind-boggling 35 cubic kilometres of water. But it has been many years since it was at capacity, and the situation is only getting worse.

“We’re only at 38 percent full. Lake Mead hasn’t been this low since we were filling it in the 1930s,” said a spokeswoman for the US Bureau of Reclamation in Las Vegas.

If it gets much lower – and with summer approaching and a dwindling snowpack available to replenish it, that looks likely – official rationing will begin for Arizona and Nevada.

And did you know that the once mighty Colorado River no longer even reaches the ocean?  Over 40 million people depend upon this one river, and because the Colorado is slowly dying an enormous amount of water is being pumped out of the ground in a crazed attempt to carry on with business as usual

The Colorado River currently supplies water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles (as well as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe—none of which lie directly on the river). According to one recent study, 16 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in annual economic activity across the West depend on the Colorado. As the river dries up, farmers and cities have turned to pumping groundwater. In just the last 10 years, the Colorado Basin has lost 15.6 cubic miles of subsurface freshwater, an amount researchers called “shocking.” Once an official shortage is declared, Arizona farmers will increase their rate of pumping even further, to blunt the effect of an anticipated sharp cutback.

The same kind of thing is going on in the middle part of the country.  Farmers are pumping water out of the rapidly shrinking Ogallala Aquifer so fast that a major crisis in the years ahead is virtually guaranteed

Farther east, the Ogallala Aquifer under the High Plains is also shrinking because of too much demand. When the Dust Bowl overtook the Great Plains in the 1930s, the Ogallala had been discovered only recently, and for the most part it wasn’t tapped then to help ease the drought. But large-scale center-pivot irrigation transformed crop production on the plains after World War II, allowing water-thirsty crops like corn and alfalfa for feeding livestock.

But severe drought threatens the southern plains again, and water is being unsustainably drawn from the southern Ogallala Aquifer. The northern Ogallala, found near the surface in Nebraska, is replenished by surface runoff from rivers originating in the Rockies. But farther south in Texas and New Mexico, water lies hundreds of feet below the surface, and does not recharge. Sandra Postel wrote here last month that the Ogallala Aquifer water level in the Texas Panhandle has dropped by up to 15 feet in the past decade, with more than three-quarters of that loss having come during the drought of the past five years. A recent Kansas State University study said that if farmers in Kansas keep irrigating at present rates, 69 percent of the Ogallala Aquifer will be gone in 50 years.

At one time, most of us took water completely for granted.

But now that it is becoming “the new oil”, people are starting to look at water much differently.  Sadly, this even includes thieves

With the state of California mired in its fourth year of drought and a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water usage in place, reports of water theft have become common.

In April, The Associated Press reported that huge amounts of water went missing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and a state investigation was launched. The delta is a vital body of water, serving 23 million Californians as well as millions of farm acres, according to the Association for California Water Agencies.

The AP reported in February that a number of homeowners in Modesto, California, were fined $1,500 for allegedly taking water from a canal. In another instance, thieves in the town of North San Juan stole hundreds of gallons of water from a fire department tank.

In case you are wondering, of course this emerging water crisis is going to deeply affect our food supply.  More than 40 percent of all our fruits and vegetables are grown in the state of California, so this drought is going to end up hitting all of us in the wallet one way or another.

And this water crisis is not the only major threat that our food supply is facing at the moment.  A horrific outbreak of the bird flu has already killed more than 20 million turkeys and chickens, and the price of eggs has already gone up substantially

The cost of a carton of large eggs in the Midwest has jumped nearly 17 percent to $1.39 a dozen from $1.19 since mid-April when the virus began appearing in Iowa’s chicken flocks and farmers culled their flocks to contain any spread.

A much bigger increase has emerged in the eggs used as ingredients in processed products like cake mix and mayonnaise, which account for the majority of what Iowa produces. Those eggs have jumped 63 percent to $1.03 a dozen from 63 cents in the last three weeks, said Rick Brown, senior vice president of Urner Barry, a commodity market analysis firm.

Most of us are accustomed to thinking of the United States as a land of seemingly endless resources, but now we are really starting to bump up against some of our limitations.

Despite all of our technology, the truth is that we are still exceedingly dependent on the weather patterns that produce rain and snow for us.

For years, I have been warning that Dust Bowl conditions would be returning to the western half of the country, and thanks to this multi-year drought we can now see it slowly happening all around us.

And if this drought continues to stretch on, things are going to get worse than this.

Much worse.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.