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The Federalization of Police and the Lucifer Effect

Who benefits from police militarization and steroid-fueled hyper-aggression? Who benefits from indoctrinating cops in tactics and an “us-vs-them” gang mentality that alienates them from their community?  It sure as hell isn’t the cops.  The deliberate creation of atrocity-inducing situations is a well-researched and well-worn means of orchestrating social control through division in prisons and on the battlefield.  Why is the federal government using such techniques not only in domestic police training but in attempting to manipulate the public reaction to it?  Is it paranoid to question whether they’re trying to create a dictatorship where everyone is too fearful to question orders, whether they’re cops or “civilians”?

The federalization of the police is not happening in a vacuum.  What we’re witnessing is the end game of the luciferians’ reaction to the 60’s rebellions, where for the first time domestic dissent became a serious impediment to conducting a bankster war.   The 60’s were followed by policy papers from elite think tanks, such as “The Crisis of Democracy” by Brzezinski’s Trilateral Commission, where the prescription for maintaining control was outlined in the planned destruction of the US middle class, and the first high level feelers into china implemented those recommendations by paving the way for the mass exodus of US jobs.

It’s appropriate that this is called the Lucifer Effect.  The irony is that much of the 60’s rebellion was a side effect of the CIA’s research and popularization of hallucinogens as a means of mind control.   (See the book “Acid Dreams”)

Anyway, the signs of the rising police state were already present by the mid-90s:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/misc.activism.progressive/hFt9uzBfyls/XEhTB1pXQjMJ

Welcome to LuciferEffect.org, official web site of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007). In this book, I summarize more than 30 years of research on factors that can create a “perfect storm” which leads good people to engage in evil actions. This transformation of human character is what I call the “Lucifer Effect,” named after God’s favorite angel, Lucifer, who fell from grace and ultimately became Satan.

Rather than providing a religious analysis, however, I offer a psychological account of how ordinary people sometimes turn evil and commit unspeakable acts. As part of this account, The Lucifer Effect tells, for the first time, the full story behind the Stanford Prison Experiment, a now-classic study I conducted in 1971. In that study, normal college students were randomly assigned to play the role of guard or inmate for two weeks in a simulated prison, yet the guards quickly became so brutal that the experiment had to be shut down after only six days.

How and why did this transformation take place, and what does it tell us about recent events such as the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses in Iraq? Equally important, what does it say about the “nature of human nature,” and what does it suggest about effective ways to prevent such abuses in the future?

Please join me in a journey that the poet Milton might describe as making darkness visible. Although it is often hard to read about evil up close and personal, we must understand its causes in order to contain and transform it through wise decisions and innovative communal actions. Indeed, in my view, there is no more urgent task that faces us today.

 http://www.lucifereffect.com/

$9 Billion Witness: JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare

Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking

By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn’t take it anymore.

“It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street,” she says. “I thought, ‘I can’t sit by any longer.'”

Fleischmann is a tall, thin, quick-witted securities lawyer in her late thirties, with long blond hair, pale-blue eyes and an infectious sense of humor that has survived some very tough times. She’s had to struggle to find work despite some striking skills and qualifications, a common symptom of a not-so-common condition called being a whistle-blower.

Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing.

Back in 2006, as a deal manager at the gigantic bank, Fleischmann first witnessed, then tried to stop, what she describes as “massive criminal securities fraud” in the bank’s mortgage operations…

Read more at The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare | Rolling Stone.

New York Fed’s Conference Evokes Thoughts of Violence Against Wall Street

JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office in 2012 finally owned up to losing $6.2 billion of bank depositors’ money in wild bets on exotic derivatives in London.

A Wall Street regulator, like the New York Fed, which has staff positions called “relationship managers” that are considered senior to, and can bully and intimidate, their bank examiner colleagues, is in no position to be lecturing Wall Street on its culture. Indeed, the culture on Wall Street of “it’s legal if you can get away with it,” grew out of its cozy, crony relationships with its regulators like the New York Fed, an enshrined revolving door at the SEC, self-regulatory bodies delivering hand slaps and its own private justice system to keep its secrets shielded from the public’s view.

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To suggest that a one-day conference and a few speeches are going to make a dent in a structure intentionally created to deliver heads we win, tails you lose on behalf of Wall Street interests is deeply insulting – especially coming from the New York Fed, the target of future Senate hearings on its own culture.

The seriousness with which disciplinary lectures by the New York Fed are taken by the big Wall Street players is evidenced by those who snubbed Monday’s conference – namely, the CEOs of the serial miscreants. Not in attendance, according to the participant list released by the New York Fed were: JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon; Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat; and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

William Dudley, President of the New York Fed, whose wife receives $190,000 a year in deferred compensation from JPMorgan where she was previously employed as a Vice President, sized up the loathsome regard that Wall Street now holds in the public mind as follows:

“Since 2008, fines imposed on the nation’s largest banks have far exceeded $100 billion. The pattern of bad behavior did not end with the financial crisis, but continued despite the considerable public sector intervention that was necessary to stabilize the financial system. As a consequence, the financial industry has largely lost the public trust. To illustrate, a 2012 Harris poll found that 42 percent of people responded either ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’ to the statement that Wall Street ‘harms the country’; furthermore, 68 percent disagreed with the statement: ‘In general, people on Wall Street are as honest and moral as other people.’ ”

Further cementing that public distrust, the media was barred from attending Monday’s conference at the New York Fed. Press members who nonetheless reported on the event evoked a recurring theme of violent acts to deal with incorrigible actors.

Well worth a thorough read at New York Fed’s Conference Evokes Thoughts of Violence Against Wall Street.

How To Start A War, And Lose An Empire

Russia’s legacy has been to prevent world domination in whatever form it has taken. Excellent article here. The Illuminati certainly must be displeased with Russia. Putin seems to be clear on their agenda and is strong enough to take them on.

Russia’s unique historical mission is among the nations of the world: it is to thwart all other nations’ attempts at world domination, be it Napoleonic France or Hitleresque Germany or Obamaniac America. Every century or so some nation forgets its history lessons and attacks Russia. The result is always the same: lots of corpse-studded snowdrifts, and then Russian cavalry galloping into Paris, or Russian tanks rolling into Berlin. Who knows how it will end this time around? Perhaps it will involve polite, well-armed men in green uniforms without insignia patrolling the streets of Brussels and Washington, DC. Only time will tell.

Much good information and many good insights here: How To Start A War, And Lose An Empire | Zero Hedge.

The Real Reason Holder Quit | American Free Press

By November 2013, a coalition of GOP legislators decided they’d had enough and formally introduced Articles of Impeachment against Holder.

“For nearly five years, we have witnessed Mr. Holder repeatedly deceive Congress and degrade the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of the American people,” the legislators wrote. “Unfortunately, Mr. Holder has continued to act in a manner unbefitting of a cabinet official. He has failed to perform his constitutional duties and violated the law on a number of occasions.”

Of course, Holder’s misdeeds weren’t all spelled out in the Articles of Impeachment. Perhaps his greatest crimes were the things he failed to do, like investigate rampant thievery on Wall Street.

Despite being given $165 million in funds to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the 2008 mortgage crisis, Holder refused to send one single banker to jail and ended up de-prioritizing mortgage fraud to the “lowest-ranked criminal threat” from 2009 to 2011.

Is it any wonder that Holder leaves office with a mere 15% approval rating?

Whether it’s giving the National Security Administration carte blanche to expand their warrantless domestic spying operations or declaring that the president has the legal authority to order a targeted assassination against an American citizen anywhere in the world, Holder has clearly been on the offensive against those he swore an oath to defend.

Read much more at The Real Reason Holder Quit | American Free Press.

Empire to Destroy US Water Supply in Pursuit of Russia

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see oil and natural gas exports from the US to Europe included in the forthcoming transatlantic trade deal which will create the world’s largest free trade zone.

Europe wants US oil and gas to help offset its dependence on Russian energy. About 30 percent of Europe’s total gas requirement comes from Russia, approximately half of that is vulnerable should Ukraine cut supplies, as happened in 2006 and 2009.

The EU believes importing energy from the US would make supply more secure.

“It is important that we come forward with a position on that (energy agreement) as soon as possible, because maybe you may have noticed that some things are going on in Europe,” EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht told reporters on Tuesday. De Gucht is in Washington holding meetings with US Trade Representative Michael Froman about the deal.

The EU trade chief believes including energy on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would secure energy supplies in Europe and send a strong signal to Moscow.

“I think everybody would agree that energy is a little bit more urgent for the time being, and also, very much geostrategic,” he said, adding the finalized trade pact will likely be ready in a year. The deal will be historic bringing half of the world’s economy into a free trade agreement. It has been likened to an economic version of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). …

http://rt.com/business/186652-us-oil-export-eu-ttip/

NSA Whistleblower William Binney Joins Richard Gage to Call for 9/11 Truth

William Binney was a 30 year veteran official of the National Security Agency who resigned in October 2001 to blow the whistle on the NSA’s deliberate violation of the constitution. Now, 13 years after the events of 9/11 that helped the NSA justify its total surveillance dragnet, Binney has signed the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s petition calling for a new investigation into 9/11. Today we talk to Richard Gage, founder of AE911Truth.org, and William Binney himself, about this petition, its significance, and the ongoing quest for 9/11 truth and justice.

Show notes at http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-937-nsa-whistleblower-william-binney-joins-richard-gage-to-call-for-911-truth/

The Enemy Within Pushes World Out of Dollar System

Unless of course you think washington is run by idiots.  To be sure, there are idiots in washington, but they’re not running the show.  The financial speculators behind the scenes know exactly what they’re doing.

In this episode we speak with James Corbett of CorbettReport.com about how the West is creating and funding it’s own enemies abroad. We discussed in this program how Russia has been backed into a position where it must unite with its neighbors politically, with others in the BRICs nations economically, and China militarily in an effort to counteract NATO/US/EU encroachment into Russia’s sphere of influence. We also speak about how western intelligence agencies have created, funded, and propagandized on behalf of ISIS, again, creating another external threat. Finally we comment on the protests in Furgeson and how the media and police are exaserbating the problem. Join us as we discuss the major issues of the world today.

Show notes at http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-938-our-troubled-times-the-wests-engineered-downfall/

De-Dollarization Continues: China-Argentina Agree Currency Swap, Will Trade In Yuan

It appears there is another nation on planet Earth that is becoming isolated. One by one, Russia and China appear to be finding allies willing to ‘de-dollarize'; and the latest to join this trend is serial-defaulter Argentina. As Reuters reports, China and Argentina’s central banks have agreed a multi-billion dollar currency swap operation “to bolster Argentina’s foreign reserves” or “pay for Chinese imports with Yuan,” as Argentina’s USD reserves dwindle. In addition, Argentina claims China supports the nation’s plans in the defaulted bondholder dispute.

Having met ‘on the sidelines’ in Basel, Switzerland in July, Argentine and Chinese central banks agreed to a currency swap equivalent to $11b that Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said could be used to stabilize reserves.. (as Reuters reports)…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-07/de-dollarization-continues-china-argentina-agree-currency-swap-will-trade-yuan