Video: The Take

“In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act – the take – has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada’s most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century”

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Mexico and Canada Invited to Join the Secret TPP Trade Negotiations

“This week President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk announced that Canada and Mexico have been invited to join the secret negotiations aimed at establishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

In an announcement published Monday on the USTR website, Kirk wrote:

We are delighted to invite Mexico, our neighbor and second largest export market, to join the TPP negotiations. Mexico’s interest in the TPP reflects its recognition that the TPP presents the most promising pathway to boosting trade across the Asia Pacific and to encouraging regional trade integration. We look forward to continuing consultations with the Congress and domestic stakeholders as we move forward.

That statement was followed by a similar one on Tuesday welcoming Canada to the TPP fold:

“Inviting Canada to join the TPP negotiations presents a unique opportunity for the United States to build upon this already dynamic trading relationship. Through TPP, we are bringing the relationship with our largest trading partner into the 21st century. We look forward to continuing consultations with the Congress and domestic stakeholders regarding Canada’s entry into the TPP as we move closer to a broad-based, high-standard trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Notably, in both statements Ambassador Kirk places the approval of “domestic stakeholders” (read: large corporations) on a level with that of the Congress. It is precisely this exalting of big business that has troubled many of the people’s representatives in Congress.

“For example, last week Zach Carter of the Huffington Post reported that Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, was stonewalled by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) when he attempted to see any of the draft documents related to the governance of the TPP….”

MMR Vaccine: Wakefield Vindicated, Where is the Media?

The science has barely survived the establishment’s hysteria over public concerns that it might not be a good idea to inject toxic chemicals and random bits of RNA and DNA into young children.   The hosts of KFRU’s “morning meeting” show are still claiming that Wakefield was discredited.  Nothing could be further from the truth.   If you know parents of young children, show them this link:

MMR doesn’t contain mercury, which itself creates autistic symptoms in genetically vulnerable children (see the reference section).   Apparently the genetic contamination issue is a completely different additional problem with vaccines.

Unless you’re still convinced this country is run by a benevolent but misguided democratic government, the evidence is mounting that children are specifically being targeted by powerful interests.   My guess is it’s the same interests who have exported our industrial infrastructure and destroyed public education.  There’s a term for countries which don’t manufacture anything and whose people are ignorant.  They’re called “third world” or (optimistically) “developing” countries.  It’s important to note that financial speculators such as zombie “banks” only make money during times of economic change and/or upheaval.  When they can buy influence over government policies that affect the economy then they have both the means and the motive to create those upheavals.  They’d be violating US corporate law if they didn’t maximize profits regardless of the cost to the rest of us.

Can there be any doubt that we’ve been set up?  Any “government” which oversees the export of its own industrial infrastructure has certainly proven itself unworthy of public trust.

Italian Court Finds MMR Vaccine Caused Child’s Autism

“Whilst the mainstream medical profession deny the link between autism and the triple shot of measles, mumps and rubella, there have been many who have argued to the contrary. Statistics show the increases in autism correlate alarmingly with the introduction and uptake of the MMR vaccine. And Now in an Italian court, there has been a landmark ruling for a child whose parents claim that his autism was triggered by MMR.

“The parents of Valentino Bocca have been awarded 112,000 Euro to be paid by the Italian ministry of health. They are now seeking a further 800,000 Euro in a civil case. The story is a tragic one, Valentino, developing normally, was given the shot at 14 months and started to suffer from diarrhea, lost interest in food and within a few days lost the ability to use his spoon. Worse was soon to come when he began to be restless at night, screaming in pain for hours. It was later found that he was suffering from a painful bowel condition that is common in autistic children. With an adjusted diet of no wheat or milk, he was able to sleep but the autism symptoms continued, and even at the age of nine, he still does not speak.

“The case featured three expert witnesses that concurred that “barring preexisting conditions there was a reasonable scientific probability that the MMR jab had triggered Valantino’s condition.” Judge Lucio Ardigo agreed that it was “conclusively established” that Valentino had suffered from an “autistic disorder associated with medium cognitive delay” and his illness, was linked to receiving the shot. The Italian shot has the same ingredients as the one used in the UK and US.”

Starving Greeks Line Up for Food Under Hoax of “National Debt”–long-last.html

Mind control is an amazing phenomenon.  People will starve, steal and prey on each other as the physical infrastructure collapses under the imaginary weight of imaginary debt.  The problem for the would-be owners of the planet is the growing awareness on the street that national governments need not borrow from anyone in order to issue currency.  Lincoln’s greenbacks and american “continentals” were two wildly successful government-issued american currencies.  Money is only a catalyst for economic activity.  It doesn’t grow food, it doesn’t manufacture cars or toasters or computers.  It only serves as a token of value among people who produce and consume these things.  It’s a substitute for trust among strangers.  Like mid-missouri, greece has people who want to work growing food and know how to do it, it has land and sunlight that can be used to grow food, and it has people who want to eat who themselves have skills that would prove useful in a “collectively autocatalytic” economy..

Money has allowed the creation of a far-flung web of mutual interdependence which is beyond webs of mutual trust.  But when this public utility is not under public control, and worse, when the currency is actually debt-bonds owed to the wealthy, it’s a trap.  National governments have the right and the obligation to create and spend debt-free money in accordance with the needs of their economies.  Any nation which is self sufficient has no need of international trade and thus has no need for any strings attached to the management of its own currency whatsoever.  The historical process by which the sovereign governments of the world were tricked into voluntarily accepting unpayable “debt” to the international banking cartel which controls the central “banks” (privatized money creation operations) which has laughably managed to largely gamble itself into bankruptcy via unregulated derivatives, will some day be an object of wonder and disbelief, not to mention ridicule.  The further insult of bailing out the gambling debts of these scam artists with tax dollars so that they can turn around and loan the money back at interest is just the icing on the cake.

But in the meantime we have the immediate matter of withdrawing from the hallucination without getting a hangover.  There is a fair and orderly way out, simply by mandating that banks do what most people thought they were doing all along: borrowing money from people in order to loan to other people at a slightly higher interest rate.   Of course passing laws requires democratic control of the federal government, and that’s the catch.   But if enough voters are informed on these basic matters it will be harder for politicians to ignore the issue.

The proposed American Monetary Act ( would turn around this economy and usher in an era of prosperity this country hasn’t seen in a century.  It would unleash our human potential and unseat the permanent government which has taken control of both political parties.

“Monetary reform is achieved with three elements which must be enacted together for it to work. Any one or any two of them alone won’t do it, but would further harm the reform process. The reform has its best chance of passage in this severe monetary crisis created by the privatized money system. Considering that the same establishment controls our weapons systems, this may be humanities only chance for reform, to stop the now obvious slide of our middle class into slavery or some form of “Disney Fascism.”

“First, incorporate the Federal Reserve System into the U.S. Treasury where all new money would be created by government as money, not interest-bearing debt; and be spent into circulation to promote the general welfare. The monetary system would be monitored to be neither inflationary nor deflationary.

“Second, halt the bank’s privilege to create money by ending the fractional reserve system in a gentle and elegant way. All the past monetized private credit would be converted into U.S. government money. Banks would then act as intermediaries accepting savings deposits and loaning them out to borrowers. They would do what people think they do now. This Act nationalizes the money system, not the banking system. Banking is not a proper function of government, but providing the nation’s money supply is a government prerogative!

“Third, spend new money into circulation on 21st century eco-friendly infrastructure and energy sources, including the education and healthcare needed for a growing and improving society, starting with the $2.2 trillion that the Civil Engineers estimate is needed over the next 5 years, for infrastructure repair; creating good jobs across our nation, re- invigorating local economies and re-funding local government at all levels.”

The upshot of all this is that the existence of the “national debt” was a political decision passed by politicians bought and paid for by the parasitic institutions which hold that debt.  Passing that toxic law converting US dollars into debt bonds went under the radar for most people because it didn’t immediately cause financial upheaval (and need not have even in the long run if the “bankers” had been content to siphon off just a bit of cream from the top, instead of deliberately causing boom/bust cycles to take possession of ever-larger chunks of the country).  By the same token, converting US debt to real money would not affect anyone’s fixed income IRA or interest-bearing bank accounts.  What it WOULD do is eliminate the national debt and the need for a federal income tax, and force banks to be fair arbiters among competing economic flows, among many other things.

This country spends over $400B per year in interest on the national debt.  And that with interest rates at an historical low.  Just imagine what will happen when rates start rising.  The impending catastrophe is right in our faces.  It would be unfortunate if we waited until we look like Greece before we take the reins of power back from the thieves who stole it a century ago.