US No Longer the “Indispensible Nation”

First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey… and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony – just as Obama’s warmongery ramps up…

*MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN’T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS ANYMORE

Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated “The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world…” adding that “no other nation can do what we do.” Perhaps he is wrong?

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there…

*PUTIN, MERKEL URGE DE-ESCALATION IN UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS …

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-27/merkel-slams-us-hegemony-america-cant-solve-all-worlds-problems-anymore

The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For Oil In Ruble, Yuan

Several months ago, when Russia announced the much anticipated “Holy Grail” energy deal with China, some were disappointed that despite this symbolic agreement meant to break the petrodollar’s stranglehold on the rest of the world, neither Russia nor China announced payment terms to be in anything but dollars. In doing so they admitted that while both nations are eager to move away from a US Dollar reserve currency, neither is yet able to provide an alternative.

This changed in late June when first Gazprom’s CFO announced the gas giant was ready to settle China contracts in Yuan or Rubles, and at the same time the People’s Bank of China announced that its Assistant Governor Jin Qi and Russian central bank Deputy Chairman Dmitry Skobelkin held a meeting in which they discussed cooperating on project and trade financing using local currencies. The meeting discussed cooperation in bank card, insurance and financial supervision sectors.

And yet, while both sides declared their operational readiness and eagerness to bypass the dollar entirely, such plans remained purely in the arena of monetary foreplay and the long awaited first shot across the Petrodollar bow was absent.

Until now. …

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-27/gazprom-begins-accepting-payment-oil-ruble-yuan

The neocons have led us off a cliff.  Is it incompetence or treason?  What difference does it make?

An Alternative to Fractional Reserve Banking

In a very real sense, it is fractional reserve banking and not money itself that is the root of so many of today’s evils. Whenever fractional reserves are permitted, the banking system – including the one that exists today throughout the world – comes to resemble a classic Ponzi scheme which can only function as long as most people don’t try to get at their money.

A Better System

Now, is this critique of the current monetary system just impotent ideological whining over something that, like the weather, can’t be changed? Or could fractional reserve banking and the resulting need for economic central planning actually be replaced by something better? Specifically, how could a banking system without fractional reserve lending accommodate depositors’ demand that their money be there when they want it and borrowers’ desire for 30-year mortgages which would tie up those deposits for decades? And could this market operate without the need for government oversight and management?

The answer to that last question is yes. A better financial system is possible, and here’s how it would work:

First, today’s commercial banks would split into two types. “Banks of commerce” would take deposits and keep them safe for a fee, like the goldsmiths of old. “Banks of credit” would pay interest on deposits and lend out depositor money, but would have to match the duration of deposits with the duration of loans. Deposits that can be withdrawn anytime (a checking account for instance) could only be used to fund a loan which the bank can “call” on demand, while longer-term deposits (say a 5-year CD) would be matched to longer-term loans like a business term loan or 5-year mortgage. Really long-term loans like 30-year mortgages would be funded with deposits for which the bank would have to pay up in order to convince a depositor to part with his or her money for such a long time.

The resulting mortgage would carry a high enough rate to provide the bank with a small profit, which would make 30-year mortgages both expensive and hard to get. But the case can be made that they should be hard to get. Buying a house – or anything else that requires capital for extremely long periods – should require a hefty down payment, other liquid assets as collateral and a solid income stream. This coverage would give the bank the ability to foreclose and realize more than the value of the loan, which would protect its ability to repay its depositors, thus making depositors more willing to tie up their money for long periods. ….

http://investmentwatchblog.com/a-world-without-fractional-reserve-banks-and-central-planning/

CDC Autism Whistleblower Makes Public Statement

Here it is. All the people who said we were making it up, inventing charges of fraud at the CDC…well, here it is. CDC Whistleblower William Thompson’s own statement, released from his lawyer’s office today.

I’ll have more to say about Thompson’s confession. But for now, read his words, particularly the opening. The 2004 CDC study on the MMR vaccine and autism was cooked. It was fraud.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014

STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM

My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.

I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.

I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.

My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub­ group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines.

I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent. I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.

I am grateful for the many supportive e-mails that I have received over the last several days.

I will not be answering further questions at this time. I am providing information to Congressman William Posey, and of course will continue to cooperate with Congress. I have also offered to assist with reanalysis of the study data or development of further studies. For the time being, however, I am focused on my job and my family.

Reasonable scientists can and do differ in their interpretation of information. I will do everything I can to assist any unbiased and objective scientists inside or outside the CDC to analyze data collected by the CDC or other public organizations for the purpose of understanding whether vaccines are associated with an increased risk of autism. There are still more questions than answers, and I appreciate that so many families are looking for answers from the scientific community.

My colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been entirely professional since this matter became public. In fact, I received a performance-based award after this story came out. I have experienced no pressure or retaliation and certainly was not escorted from the building, as some have stated.

Dr. Thompson is represented by Frederick M. Morgan, Jr., Morgan Verkamp, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, www.morganverkamp.com.

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/the-big-one-cdc-whistleblower-goes-public-now/

Al Sharpton Exposed as FBI Informant

The Rev. Al Sharpton, the ambulance chasing civil rights careerist, race baiter and MSNBC fixture, served his government as an FBI informant. Sharpton said he worked with the FBI after he was threatened by gangsters but, as The Smoking Gun reported on earlier this month, this turns out to be a lie.

In fact, the explanation for Sharpton’s informership is far more prosaic — he was caught on tape negotiating a cocaine deal.

“The reverend was ‘flipped’ by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent,” The Smoking Gun reports. “Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the ‘cocaine’ videotape. The panicked reverend agreed — on the spot — to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.”

http://www.infowars.com/msnbc-host-was-an-fbi-protected-drug-dealer/

CDC Vaccine Whistleblower Letter to CDC Director

Natural News has acquired a letter from William Thompson to former CDC head Dr. Julie Gerberding, dated February 2nd, 2004. The date of this letter is important because a pivotal Institute of Medicine (IoM) meeting on vaccine safety took place just one week later on February 9th. (See the full letter below.)

In this letter, William Thompson says he will be “presenting the summary of our results from the Metropolitan Atlanta Autism Case-Control Study,” and he laments that the data will show MMR vaccines cause an increased risk of autism in youth African-American babies. He explains “I will have to present several problematic results relating to statistical associations between the receipt of MMR vaccine and autism.”

He then goes on to implore Dr. Gerberding to respond to questions that had been raised by “Representative David Weldon” regarding the integrity of CDC scientists working in the immunization program. He also explains that the CDC has been covering up the truth about the safety problems the agency’s own scientists had documented with vaccines, saying:

I’ve repeatedly told individuals in the [National Immunization Program Office of Directors] over the last several years that they’re doing a very poor job representing immunization safety issues and that we’re losing the public relations war.

In response to this letter, the CDC took deliberate action to retroactively alter the outcome of the autism study by arbitrarily eliminating most subjects from the study, thereby shrinking the sample size to a small data set which would not achieve statistical significance. This is a clear and irrefutable case of scientific fraud. This fraud allowed CDC scientists such as Colleen Boyle to testify before Congress that there was “no credible link” between MMR vaccines and autism.

CNN caught blatantly censoring CDC whistleblower story

The mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to try to memory hole this breaking news story. When a citizen journalist posted the facts of the story to a CNN iReport page, CNN quickly removed it to prevent the public from learning the truth about this extraordinary moment in medical history. …

US Congressman says ‘incestuous relationship’ between CDC and vaccine manufacturers needs to be scrutinized

A Florida congressman known for taking on corruption in the political establishment is calling for a full investigation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was recently exposed for concealing data linking the MMR vaccine with autism. Congressman Bill Posey from Florida’s 8th District says the CDC simply can’t be trusted to honestly investigate vaccine safety, because the agency has an “incestuous relationship” with the vaccine industry.

Known as “Mr. Accountability,” Rep. Posey told vaccine industry watchdog Dr. Brian Hooker, Ph.D., during a recent interview that the CDC has an extensive history of vaccine industry infiltration. From scam artist Dr. Poul Thorsen, the CDC researcher who was indicted for stealing grant money awarded by the agency for autism research, to Dr. Julie Gerberding, the current president of Merck’s vaccine division who used to be a director at the CDC, this agency that is supposed to be looking out for the interests of the American people is nothing but a gatekeeper for vaccine industry interests. …

http://www.naturalnews.com/046613_CDC_vaccine_manufacturers_autism.html

Success: War on Children: 1 in 6 Has Developmental Disabilities

Something is very wrong here.

Shell Tzorfas on YouTube pointed us to this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paper “Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children, 1997–2008” and what are some pretty astonishing figures.

The joint CDC—Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) paper not only revealed that one in six children across America suffered from a developmental disability in 2006-2008, but the rate of parent-reported developmental disabilities in their children had increased 17.1% from 1997 to 2008.

Worse, in the 12-year period, the prevalence of autism increased nearly three hundred percent (289.5%).

Males were twice as likely to suffer from developmental disabilities as females. The sample size wasn’t small, either; the study included some 119,367 children.

One in six. That means if you go to just two of your neighbors’ homes with children, it is very likely that at one of them, you will find at least one child with a developmental disability.  And these figures were from 2008, so that begs the question: how bad are they now?

And moreover —

What is happening to our children?

The rates of autism have skyrocketed and continue to get worse each year in this country. The CDC now estimates autism effects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., up a whopping 30% from 2012. For boys, the rate is now 1 in 42. The CDC continues to say genes play a role, but the agency readily admits it doesn’t know what is causing all this autism.

The prevalence rate for autism before 1990 was only three children per 10,000. When the CDC began surveillance of the study population in 2000, it was one child in every 150. Look at the chart above. Autism just keeps going up.

Back in 2009, when the autism rates first rocketed to 1 in 88, the Environmental Working Group suggested exposure to neurotoxic chemicals could definitely play a role: most notably, mercury.

“Upending the federal government’s approach to regulating toxic chemicals and putting tough emissions standards in place at power plants are two good places to start,” said Cook. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act has allowed the chemical industry to flood the marketplace with toxic chemicals, including neurotoxins, with virtually no proof they are safe for people.

While the medical “professionals” keep insisting this drastic increase is simply due to better detection methods, eventually that won’t hold water if the autism rates continue to soar as fast as they have been…unless they just up and decide basically every child is autistic.

Then again, the CDC is currently ignoring a whistleblower within its own ranks who came forward to admit that the agency knowingly manipulated data to hide a link in one of its major studies between the MMR vaccine and autism — a link which showed a 340% increase in autism specifically in African American boys given an MMR shot at age three or younger.

The implications of this admission, and the millions of children potentially harmed, is staggering.

Even if you pretend that isn’t happening, America has the most aggressive mandated vaccine schedule in the world. The CDC now recommends up to 37 shots of 14 different vaccinations by the age of two, prompting the National Vaccine Information Center to ask, “Is the atypical manipulation of the immune system with more and more vaccines in early life setting some children up for chronic disease and disability?”

In short, are our children healthier for it? As disease, auto-immune disorders, and permanent disabilities continue to trend perilously upward year after year, the answer is nope, not really.

Parents are expected to continue to shoot their children up no questions asked with a cocktail of antibiotics, formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate (MSG), bovine fetal tissue, polysorbate and heavy metals like aluminum and the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal. When these are shot into the bloodstream, they completely bypass the majority of the body’s natural immune system which resides in the gut.

A review of compensated cases of vaccine-induced brain injury published in Pace Environmental Law Review in 2011 found that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) “has been compensating cases of vaccine-induced brain damage associated with autism for more than twenty years” and concluded, “Officials at HHS, the Department of Justice and the Court of Federal Claims may have been aware of this association but failed to publicly disclose it.”

The government has quietly paid out millions of dollars to vaccine victims, but we just continue to shoot more and more of these cocktails into our tiny children and, increasingly, our pregnant women. …

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/08/did-you-know-1-in-6-children-now-has.html

See: http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=injections+and+injunctions

and http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2013/03/cdc-lying-about-safety-of-tetanus-vaccine-in-pregnancy/

and http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/04/vitamin-d-an-effective-defense-against-autism/

Corbett: MH17 Exposed

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report.