As former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed to the world in 2013, the U.S. government routinely spies on its own citizens.
“I, sitting at my desk, could wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president,” Snowden told the journalists crowded into his hotel room before the publication of his leaked documents.
The leaks exposed lies from government officials about the mass surveillance of American citizens, with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifying before Congress that the NSA didn’t “wittingly” collect any data on millions of Americans.
Four years after the Snowden leaks, the government is still collecting Americans’ private information. Though the NSA claims it ended bulk collection of domestic phone calls, the agency is still operating several other far-reaching domestic spying programs.
Now there’s a way to end these unconstitutional practices. The NSA gets its authority to spy on U.S. Citizens from Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. The law will expire this year after it hits its five-year sunset. Lawmakers will soon be deliberating over whether to renew Section 702 for another five or maybe even make it permanent.
Watch the video to see why it’s vital that they let Section 702 lapse.
Who knows, maybe there’s some gold left in ft. knox. But the rest of the world knows very well that most of the gold has been looted and practically given away to the likes of goldman sachs to be dumped on the open market. Seriously. I couldn’t make this up if I tried. This is babylonian scale corruption.
One need not speculate on the hard facts of what has been happening to the gold, regardless of the purported motivations of the central banks in literally dumping national gold hoards on the market at far below market values. This practice has been going on for decades, it’s publicly acknowledged and tracked on financial sites, and it’s called “gold leasing”. Now, you might say, “ok, the gold has been lent out, so what? The borrower has to pay it back.” No. Sorry. This author summarises the situation well:
Gold interest rates will only remain at the current low levels as long as those who lend gold fail to account for any counter party risk (repayment risk). After all, no head of state would relish the task of publicly announcing something along the lines of: “You know all that gold that backs our currency? Well, we have lent a large portion of it to some bullion dealers and hedge funds in order to generate a 1% return and they’ve defaulted, so it’s gone. Sorry about that.”
In other words, the gold was borrowed for a pittance by goldman sachs or some other criminal enterprise and then SOLD on the open market in order to buy US treasuries, simultaneously suppressing the price of gold and propping up the demand for of US debt, both of which serve to support the value of the dollar. Goldman gets to keep the spread between the lease rate and treasury rate, a government-granted monopoly investment with a guaranteed risk-free rate of return courtesy of the US taxpayer. Nothing to see here.
If any MSM ace-reporterbot actually thinks to ask questions, the standard claim is that goldman can buy the gold back to pay off their gold debt when the price starts rising again. But what if the price skyrockets overnight? Even goldman doesn’t have the funds to buy back all the gold they’ve sold after the price goes to a reasonable level, which is at least $10,000 or more. The very act of buying back that much gold would be enough to cause the price to skyrocket all by itself.
In theory they could buy it slowly and covertly as china and russia have been doing for years in preparation for rolling out their own gold back currency, and then pay it back to the treasury before all hell breaks loose. But that would negate goldman’s real motivation for what it has been doing. You see, by waiting until the price goes crazy, they can throw up their hands and say “oops! Who could have predicted this?”
So goldman defaults on their gold debt. They go out of “business.” Big deal. It was just a facade for the owners of the “fed” and their friends anyway, who have been steadily slurping up that very same gold on the cheap from the open market for years. They’ll be well positioned when the dollar crashes and starving americans are willing to sell everything just to survive, as they did during the Great Ripoff of the 1930’s.
Gold gone. Case closed. This is the meaning of “limited liability corporation”.
This is especially incredible given that the ft. knox gold hoard was created by the mass confiscation of gold from the people under threat of imprisonment during the great ripoff of the 1930’s ( http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2015/02/milton-friedman-on-the-origins-of-the-great-ripoff/ ), purportedly to backstop the value of the dollar. So over a period of 85 years or so, the central banking cartel has managed to literally steal virtually all the gold from the people of the USA and put it in their own pockets (as well as the pockets of the chinese, russians and anyone else who was paying attention) at far below market value, all completely legally.
Just another conspiracy theory.
Steven Mnuchin Says ‘Gold is Safe’ At Fort Knox
A rare visit occurred Monday, and it wasn’t the Solar Eclipse.
Instead, it was U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s visit to the country’s gold hoard at Fort Knox.
On Twitter, the former Hollywood producer reassured the American people that all the gold – and all $200 billion worth of it — was still there. …
The following full page advertisement, sponsored by GATA
and costing $264,426.26, was published
in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday,
January 31, 2008. Complete documentation of the statements cited in the advertisement can be found at:
If you want to rub your nose in it, here’s a good place to start:
The case against Monsanto is the gift that keeps on giving.
Previously in these pages I discussed how the trial of Monsanto currently taking place in the California Northern District Court—technically known as “Multidistrict Litigation,” with the formal title of “In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741)“—is airing some of the agrichemical behemoth’s dirtiest laundry. In my article “Monsatan On Trial For Roundup Cancer,” I revealed how dozens of lawsuits filed against Monsanto for its role in causing the non-Hodgkin lymphoma of thousands of people across the US had been rolled into one dramatic court case, and how discovery from that case had yielded the remarkable deathbed testimony of EPA whistleblower Jess Rowland.
Then new documents emerged from the case confirming what many had long suspected: Monsanto has an entire internal corporate program (appropriately entitled “Let Nothing Go”) employing an army of internet trolls who spam the company’s propaganda on every social media post, forum and online comment board where its products and practices are being discussed.
Just this week, one of the law firms working on the trial released an equally explosive collection of “Monsanto’s Secret Documents,” proving another long-suspected claim against the world’s most evil company: That it has in fact ghostwritten many of the key articles defending its products in the mainstream press—articles that were supposedly written by “independent” journalists. When the embarrassing details of the story came to light, including a suggested “draft” of an article written by Monsanto for Forbes “journalist” Henry Miller in 2015 that was exactly identical to the article that appeared under his name, Forbes pulled the piece from its website and ended Miller’s employment. In a different leaked email exchange, former Monsanto consultant John Acquavella complained to a Monsanto executive, “I can’t be part of deceptive authorship on a presentation or publication,” adding, “We call that ghost writing and it is unethical.”
But if all that weren’t bad enough, the latest documents to emerge from the case also detail exactly how Monsanto attempted to smear the research of Gilles-Éric Séralini, the French scientist who published a groundbreaking study showing an increase in tumors among rats fed genetically modified corn and Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide.
The Séralini affair, as it has come to be known, is something that long-time Corbett Reporteers will be familiar with by now. For those who haven’t seen my COUGHProjectCensoredAwardWinningCOUGHvideo on the subject, here it is again:
In a nutshell, a team of researchers led by Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen published a study called “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize,” in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2012. The study involved Séralini’s team following 200 rats through a two-year feeding study. They divided the rats into 10 groups of 20 each (10 male rats and 10 female rats). Rats in three of the groups were fed Monsanto’s patented NK603 GMO corn alone. Rats in another three groups were fed the corn treated with Roundup herbicide. Rats in three other groups were fed Roundup-treated water but no GMO corn. And rats in the tenth group, a control group, were fed neither GMO corn nor Roundup herbicide. The team’s results indicated that the rats fed the Roundup or the GMO corn, either separately or combined, were more likely to experience a range of ill health effects than the non-GMO control group.
So far, so straightforward. But then the Monsanto PR machine™ kicked into action. Suddenly, the study was being pilloried as “unscientific” from all quarters. This is not to say that it had failed to apply the usual scientific standards and practices. Rather, it was “unscientific” because it had (correctly) applied the very standards and practices of all previous toxicity studies on glyphosate. The problem, according to the studies vocal critics, was that the Séralini’s team had observed the rats for their full two-year average lifespan, while previous industry-sponsored feeding studies had observed the rats for only three months. Tellingly, Séralini’s team found that most of the adverse health effects documented in the study did not begin developing until the fourth month of the experiment.
Condemnations of the study, which had been carried out in near-total secrecy to avoid industry pressure, were swift in coming. For example, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA)—the very same agency that in 2009 had recommended NK603 Roundup-tolerant maize for regulatory approval in the EU without any independent testing—issued a blistering 22-point press release defending its own assessment of the GM corn’s safety. The EFSA concluded that Séralini’s work “does not meet acceptable scientific standards and there is no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations of genetically modified maize NK603.” What the press release neglected to mention was that the EFSA had not examined the safety of Monsanto’s corn in the first place. That is, it had conducted no animal tests itself, instead relying on “information supplied by the applicant” (i.e., Monsanto). …
Worried about luciferian propaganda? Ask your doctor….
It’s not enough that they sexually torture and emotionally cripple little boys right out of the womb. That’s to be expected, it’s the price of freedumb.
The police state started in the maternity wards, migrated into politics and the media, and now it’s circled back for the kids again. So what? Let the kids worry about it. Now go back to sleep.
Children Held Hostage During Disturbing 9/11 Drill by School Official Threatening to Kill Them
In America’s modern-day police state, it seems the state knows no bounds as to how far it will go to keep children and adults in a perpetual state of fear. A recent lawsuit out of Hawaii illustrates the extent of the American fear culture and how its insanity is tormenting and traumatizing America’s youth.
For more than 10 minutes, middle school children were held hostage by a raging lunatic in a mask, swinging a hammer while threatening to kill them all. Naturally, officials claim this drill, involving a school official wearing a mask and holding a hammer while threatening to kill children, was done for the “safety of those children.” …
How far the mighty american press corps has fallen. Next they’ll be talking about the “alleged” assassination of “JFK”, whoever that’s alleged to be.
“They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.” – George W. Bush addresses the nation on September 20, 2001 — 9 Days after the attacks
Those of us who are old enough to remember a time before 9/11 can recall “the good old days” before the police state was ramped up to the militaristic control grid that it is today.
We remember a time before fear became the only thing that your television fed you. Sure, the propaganda machine and the war machine has existed long before 9/11, but since that fateful day, the fear peddlers and the tyrants have cranked it up a notch – or ten. …
And the real irony is that 9/11 was a false flag by the same powers. The federal government is a hell of a racket. I wonder if it’s too late to get in on the ground floor? But no doubt it requires a lot of brainwashing to get through the hiring process. No wonder the public schools have been turned into dumb foundries.
From Project Censored 2017 yearbook at projectcensored.org
Played by the Mighty Wurlitzer: The Press, the CIA, and the Subversion of Truth (36 pages PDF)
A journalist in the US specializing in national security issues, Ken Dilanian, found himself under the harsh glare of the media spotlight in September 2014 when it was revealed that he had been collaborating with press officers of the United States government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the shaping and publishing of his news stories for the Los Angeles Times, one of the most influential daily newspapers in the nation.
An expose by the Intercept online magazine shows how, in private emails messages to CIA public affairs staff, Dilanian had not only shared entire drafts of his stories with the agency prior to publication, but had also offered to write up for the CIA on at least one occassion a story on controversial US drone strikes overseas that would be reassureing to the public and “a good opportunity” for the CIA to put its spin on the issue.
And Dilanian was not alone. Other email messages, though heavily redacted by the CIA, showed that reporters from other major news organizations likewise had cooperative relationships with the agency. …
Funny how, except for their elite government credentials, the CIA is indistinguishable from an invading army. And yet they continue getting official appropriations from our “elected representatives”, and that doesn’t even include the proceeds from the drug running and the blackmail of powerful politicians. Friends don’t let friends be led around like sheep to the slaughter, especially when the likes of the CIA have led us to the brink of WWIII.