Clinton to Congress: Take action against ‘epidemic of fake news’

Defeated US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on Congress to take action against the “epidemic of malicious fake news” that she said represents a “danger” to the “lives of ordinary people.”

“Let me just mention briefly one threat in particular that should concern all Americans,” Clinton said on Thursday speaking at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike — especially those who serve in our Congress.”

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” she added. …

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/12/09/497059/Congress-must-take-action-against-fake-news

The queen of disinfo and war has spoken.

Breitbart Tweeted about Pedosta Before Death

A haunting Tweet from the late journalist Andrew Breitbart has reemerged, which has renewed interest in his mysterious death amid ongoing speculation spurred by the leaked emails of DC insider John Podesta.

How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me.

Breitbart died mysteriously in the early hours of March 1, 2012 – just hours before his planned release of footage of Barack Obama that he assured would heavily damage the sitting president’s chances of reelection.

Days before, he had declared, “Wait until they see what happens March 1st.”

Weeks later, Breitbart’s coroner, Michael Cormier, passed away – also in a suspicious and sudden fashion.

“The 61 year old Cormier was discovered dead on April 20th – the same day the city officials had released their preliminary autopsy report on the death of conservative media powerhouse Andrew Breitbart,” Infowars reported at the time. “According to early reports, Michael Cormier was ‘seemingly healthy,’ yet ‘suddenly stricken’ with a fatal condition – just like Andrew Breitbart.”

Earlier this month, Breitbart News released a short clip from the documentary Hating Breitbart which showcased Andrew’s exceptional contempt for Podesta, and offered clues that he knew things about the shadow controller of Obama and Hillary Clinton that were not yet public knowledge.

“What’s in your closet, John Podesta? Do you want us to play these games? Because we are playing to win,” Breitbart stated.

Internet sleuths and investigative reporters continue to tirelessly dig through the WikiLeaks Podesta emails believing they may shed light on old – and new – controversies.

http://www.infowars.com/andrew-breitbarts-chilling-podesta-tweet-from-the-grave/

The Constitutional Case for Monetary Revolution: Open Letter to President Elect Trump

President Elect Trump, Drain the Monetary Swamp

End the deficit, pay off the national debt as it comes due, get rid of Obama Care by giving us real national healthcare, pay for education: it is all possible by draining the monetary swamp of the fraudulent debt money system.

Guess what it also does?

It unifies our country by addressing the very real concerns of all Americans.

The U.S. monetary system is so corrupt that almost nobody understands it.  But it is really quite simple.

• Almost all of what we use for money is created out of thin air by banks when they make loans.

• This debt money exists only as debt, as the debts are repaid the money is extinguished from the bank’s bookkeeping.

• We must therefore be in debt, individually and through our government, or there would be no money and society would grind to a halt.

• It gets worse, there is no money created with the loans for the significant interest that we must pay.  This makes it even more impossible to reduce the level of indebtedness and insures that it must perpetually increase.

• The Federal Reserve is no more federal than Federal Express.  All 12 Federal Reserve Banks are owned entirely by the private banks in their districts.

• Even our currency, which accounts for only about a tenth of the total money supply, is printed by the government and then given to the Federal Reserve for the cost of printing to be distributed to the banks.  Our government is paid a nickel for a $1 bill and 14.3 cents for a $100 bill.

The only real money in this system are the coins in our pockets and piggy banks.  Our government is paid face value by the Fed for every coin minted.  Our government gets 30 cents for a quarter and a nickel and it only gets 28.6 cents for two $100 bills.  This is not a misprint, the debt money banking system pays us more for a nickel and a quarter than they do for two $100 bills.  I used the word fraudulent to describe this system, because the monetary economists at the Fed, the politicians and the bankers have not told us that this is how the system works.  Most of them probably don’t ever know how it works, because the textbooks that they have learned from also misrepresent what the system is.  For those that do know and haven’t told us, shame on them.  Our economists, politicians and bankers are either ignorant or supporters of fraud.

The Bank of England, the UK’s central bank and the model for the Federal Reserve, unequivocally stated:

” In the modern economy, most money takes the form of bank deposits.  But how those bank deposits are created is often misunderstood: the principal way is through commercial banks making loans.  Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money. The reality of how money is created today differs from the description found in some economics textbooks: • Rather than banks receiving deposits when households save and then lending them out, bank lending creates deposits.  ”

(Emphasis BoE), Money Creation in the Modern Economy, 2014

Some on the far left have said nationalize the banks.  Wrong, nationalizing banks does nothing, we need to nationalize money creation.

The Constitution says money creation belongs with our government.  ” The Congress shall have Power To… coin Money, regulate the Value thereof …” (Article I, Section 8)

The phrase “coin Money” refers to the creation of money and was used because coins at the time were considered the real money.

Simple, straightforward, non partisan, monetary reform legislation was put into Congress in 2011 by Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers: NEED Act (National Emergency Employment Defense Act).

Its reforms are intuitively what one thinks the system already is.

• The Federal Reserve System, currently owned by the private banks, would be put into the federal government.

• Banks would no longer create our money and would only loan money that already exists.

• Money would be created, debt-free, in non inflation/deflationary amounts and spent into existence for the needs of the nation: jobs, infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc.  The federal debt will be repaid as it comes due, an absolute impossibility under the present system and there will be no more deficits and debt circuses in Washington.

The NEED Act transforms our society from austerity to a productive, bountiful and sustainable democracy.

More information is available at the American Monetary Institute ( monetary.org ).

President Elect Trump, unite our country and drain the monetary swamp by proposing the NEED Act on Day One.

Nick Egnatz Munster, IN occupynick@yahoo.com

References

Jamie Walton’s 2 page paper explains how immediate, seamless and non-disruptive the overnight transition to a government money system would be, “How the N.E.E.D. Act gives an Immediate, Seamless and Non-Disruptive Overnight Transition from a Crisis-Prone Bank Debt System to a Stable Government Money System”
http://www.monetary.org/seamlesstransition/

NEED Act

http://www.monetary.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HR-2990.pdf

“Money Creation in the Modern Economy”, Bank of England http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q1prereleasemoneycreation.pdf

The following gentlemen are at your service to bring about monetary reform.

Stephen Zarlenga Director American Monetary Institute

Jamie Walton Senior Researcher American Monetary Institute

Dennis Kucinich Former Congressman and sponsor of the NEED Act

NYT, WaPo Fake News Still Bringing Real Guns to Iraq, Killing Thousands

Fake news propagated by the US government and collaborating organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post helped create an environment in which the US was able to illegally invade Iraq in 2003, killing at least one million and possibly upwards of two million people, including the deaths of some 4,500 US soldiers, according to a meta-study by Nobel-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Just this November, nearly 6,000 people were killed in Iraq thanks to the conflicts that are still raging due to the invasion (which is ongoing), and it was not an atypical month – even more were killed in October.

Regarding the fake news that laid the groundwork for the US war of aggression, award-winning journalist Robert Parry notes that, for example, Judith Miller of NYT and Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt “repeatedly stated the ‘fact’ of Iraq’s hidden WMD as flat fact and mocked anyone who doubted the ‘group think.’”

Parry also traces the use of fake news by these outlets and the government to the present, raising interesting legal questions about whether and how the individuals who perpetrate fake news should be punished, and to what extent they are protected by the US first amendment.

Trevor Timm of The Atlantic cites a Supreme Court decision which ruled that speech is protected unless it “is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action”.

According to the highest UN officials and many others (including most of the world), the invasion of Iraq was a lawless action, which would make statements directed to precipitating it ineligible for protection under US law.

The next question that arises would be how to punish the offenders of the illegal speech.  Sticking to US legal precedent, we may note that the US, at Nuremberg, executed Germans who it determined had issued fake news in service of creating the conditions for Germany to invade other nations.  And though the death penalty has since been eradicated in most of the world, it has not been in the US.

Parry notes that none of the fake-news peddlers have yet faced any legal recourse for their apparent crimes.  Hiatt, for example, “remains the Post’s editorial-page editor continuing to enforce ‘conventional wisdoms’ and to disparage those who deviate.”  Miller and others maintain similar positions.

People at these outlets have recently begun to express that there should be limits on fake news.  However, they have only made such statements in reference to others, not themselves, perhaps illustrating the level of regard they have for the thousands of US soldiers and million-plus Iraqis that have died and are dying thanks in part to the fake news they disseminate.

Robert J. Barsocchini is an independent researcher and reporter who focuses on global force dynamics and has served as a cross-cultural intermediary for the film and Television industry. His work has been cited, published, or followed by numerous professors, economists, lawyers, military and intelligence veterans, and journalists. Updates on Twitter.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45996.htm