All posts by Rich Winkel

Five things you can do to help stop the plundering of our world

“The economic plundering of our world is well under way, with the Goldman Sachs “white shoe boyz” taking over entire national economies as they confiscate the wealth of the working class. They aren’t the only evildoers wreaking havoc across the world, of course: A cabal of powerful and criminally-insane corporations are destroying the future of food, plotting to keep citizens suffering from disease, and even perpetuating war so they can earn obscene profits from selling more bullets, bombs and missiles.

“You can help resist this economic imperialism by taking simple actions that protect your wealth and pull it out of the hands of the globalists who are actively destroying our world. Here are five of the most powerful action steps to take that can turn the tables and restore economic sovereignty at every level — household, community, state, nation and the entire globe.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/034333_economic_plundering_evil_corporations_Wall_Street_bankers.html

US Caught Meddling in Russian Elections

“What would Americans say if they found their polling stations and certain political parties entirely infiltrated by Chinese money, Chinese observers, and Chinese-backed candidates promoting China’s interests in an AMERICAN election?”

http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-us-caught-meddling-in-russian-elections/

During the 80’s lots of people were talking about the orwellian nature of these NGO’s which are now deployed all over the world, but now it’s all taken for granted, even while the same manipulative techniques are being used right here in the US.   It seems they have no recollection of her own investigations.

Pentagon Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US

“The U.S. military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade almost wherever it likes at will. We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and grenade launchers eventually start to pile up and it turns out a lot of these weapons are going straight to American police forces to be used against US citizens.”

The false prophets of austerity

The Baltic states have discovered a new way to cut unemployment and cut budgets for social services: emigration. If enough people of working age are forced to leave to find work abroad, unemployment and social service budgets will both drop.

“This simple mathematics explains what the algebra of austerity-plan advocates are applauding today as the “New Baltic Miracle” for Greece, Spain, and Italy to emulate.  The reality, however, is a model predicated on economic shrinkage as a result of wage cuts. In the case of Latvia, this was some 30 per cent for Latvian public-sector employees (euphemized as “internal devaluation”). With a set of flat taxes on employment adding up to 59 per cent in Latvia (while property taxes are only 1 per cent), it would seem hard indeed to present this as a success story.

“But one hears only celebratory praise from the neoliberal lobbyists whose policies have de-industrialized and stripped the Baltic economies of Lithuania and Latvia, leaving them debt-ridden and uncompetitive. It is as if their real estate collapse from bubble-level debt leveraging that left their basic infrastructure in the hands of kleptocrats, is a free market success story.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/06/the-baltic-tigers%E2%80%99-false-prophets-of-austerity/

Ron Paul’s Idea for Currency Diversity

http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-introduces-the-free-competition-in-currency-act/

He makes some good points here, my main problem with it is that the most likely candidate for non-fiat currency (gold) has already been hoarded by the banksters who arranged for the  central banks to essentially give away their gold by leasing it to insiders who can never pay it back (see “GATA Confirms Central “Banks” Gold Suppression Since At Least Mid-1970′s” http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2011/11/gata-confirms-central-banks-gold-suppression-since-at-least-mid-1970s/ ) while actually collecting interest payments on US treasuries in the process.  No one knows how much gold actually remains in US government vaults, but it’s bound to be many tons less than the official number, which is based on paper receipts for these fraudulent loans.  The theft involved here is unprecedented in all of human history.

Silver would be ok as a stand-in, but the best solution is explained at monetary.org.  It would eliminate the national debt overnight and create the economic foundation needed for avoiding draconian austerity and mass starvation in this country.  It would also make the bankster’s gold hoards much less useful to them.

Americans March Against Bill That Could Designate Them Terrorists

“Occupy Portland protesters marched yesterday against a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act that could lead them to be designated as terrorists and carted off to a foreign detention camp.”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/protesters-march-against-bill-that-could-designate-them-terrorists.html

“It is clear that the Obama regime objects to [the] military detention [provision of the NDAA] , and I mistook this objection for constitutional scruples.  However, on further reflection I conclude that the Obama regime’s objection to military detention is not rooted in concern for the constitutional rights of American citizens. The regime objects to military detention because the implication of military detention is that detainees are prisoners of war. As Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin put it: Should somebody determined “to be a member of an enemy force who has come to this nation or is in this nation to attack us as a member of a foreign enemy, should that person be treated according to the laws of war? The answer is yes.”

“Detainees treated according to the laws of war have the protections of the Geneva Conventions. They cannot be tortured. The Obama regime opposes military detention, because detainees would have some rights. These rights would interfere with the regime’s ability to send detainees to CIA torture prisons overseas. This is what the Obama regime means when it says that the requirement of military detention denies the regime “flexibility.”

“The Bush/Obama regimes have evaded the Geneva Conventions by declaring that detainees are not POWs, but “enemy combatants,” “terrorists,” or some other designation that removes all accountability from the US government for their treatment.  By requiring military detention of the captured, Congress is undoing all the maneuvering that two regimes have accomplished in removing POW status from detainees.

“A careful reading of the Obama regime’s objections to military detention supports this conclusion.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/legislative/sap/112/saps1867s_20111117.pdf ”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/misreading-the-fight-over-military-detention-the-obama-regime-has-no-constitutional-scruples.html

Why is the DEA Laundering Drug Money for Mexican Cartels?

“The agents took shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash across borders and deposited them in traffickers’ accounts or shell accounts set up to launder the funds. Their activities allowed the cartels to launder funds for months or even years while investigations proceeded.”

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/153330/why_is_the_dea_laundering_drug_money_for_mexican_cartels

Meanwhile the DOJ is punishing ATF agents who blew the whistle on US illicit gun trafficking to the same drug cartels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xydveKlyF5o

It’s all a terrible misunderstanding of course. Nothing to do with the increasingly desperate need for liquidity to fend off the impending stock market crash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL200202/S00069.htm

Is it too much to ask that wall street and the US government finally free themselves of their decades-long narcotics addiction?  (see ref section)  I mean really, they’re imprisoning people for using their drugs.  This is kinda, you know … criminal.

US Attempted to start war between Pakistan, India

Presumably in order to fulfill the RAND corporation’s call for a major war to save the US economy:

http://www.infowars.com/conflict-between-pakistan-and-india-realizing-rands-plan-for-world-war-three/

A US covert asset based in pakistan arranged for the mumbai attacks in india which were initially blamed on pakistan until india realized who he was working for.

http://web.archive.org/web/20110429095226/http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6960182.ece

My guess is the US is quickly falling out of favor in the region.  Who wants to be a kamikaze puppet for a would-be global empire?

Why Moscow does not Trust Washington on Missile Defense

Most in the civilized world are blissfully unaware that we are marching ineluctably towards an increasingly likely pre-emptive nuclear war. No, it’s not at all about Iran and Israel. It’s about the decision of Washington and the Pentagon to push Moscow up against the wall with what is euphemistically called Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD).”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27987