Home

John W. Whitehead to Appear in ‘The Root: Excessive Force’ Documentary

2 Comments

RutherfordHeader_2This press release is also available at www.rutherford.org.

John W. Whitehead to Appear in ‘The Root: Excessive Force’ Documentary on TheBlazeTV (5/21, 5 pm ET), to Discuss Loss of Civil Liberties in a Police State

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead will appear in “The Root: Excessive whitehad bokForce,” a special documentary hosted by Glenn Beck about what happens to civil liberties when the government favors police state tactics such as lockdowns, SWAT team raids, and mass surveillance. “The Root: Excessive Force” will air at 5 pm EST on May 21, 2015, TheBlazeTV. The airing of the documentary coincides with the Obama administration’s release of a 120-page “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” report and the announcement that the president will limit some of the military weapons being passed along to local police departments.

“It remains to be seen whether this overture on Obama’s part, coming in the midst of heightened tensions between the nation’s police forces and the populace they’re supposed to protect, opens the door to actual reform or is merely a political gambit to appease the masses all the while further acclimating the populace to life in a police state,” stated Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “Certainly, on its face, the ban does nothing to roll back the deadly menace of overzealous police agencies corrupted by money, power and institutional immunity. And it certainly fails to recognize the terrible toll that has been inflicted on our communities, our fragile ecosystem of a democracy, and our freedoms as a result of the government’s determination to bring the war home.”

Congress launched the 1033 Program in the 1980s to allow the Department of Defense to transfer surplus military goods to state and local police agencies. The 1033 program has grown dramatically, with some 13,000 police agencies in all 50 states and four US territories currently participating. In 2012, the federal government transferred $546 million worth of property to state and local police agencies. This 1033 program allows small towns like Rising Star, Texas, with a population of 835 and only one full-time police officer, to acquire $3.2 million worth of goods and military gear from the federal government over the course of fourteen months. Military equipment sent to small towns has included high-powered weapons, assault vehicles and tactical gear. However, after it was discovered that local police agencies were failing to keep inventories of their acquired firearms and in some cases, selling the equipment for a profit, the transfer of firearms was temporarily suspended until October 2013. Police agencies have also been given a variety of other toys and gizmos, including “aircraft, boats, Humvees, body armor, weapon scopes, infrared imaging systems and night-vision goggles,” not to mention more general items such as “bookcases, hedge trimmers, telescopes, brassieres, golf carts, coffee makers and television sets.”

In addition to equipping police with militarized weapons and equipment, the government has also instituted an incentive program of sorts, the Byrne Formula Grant Program, which awards federal grants based upon “the number of overall arrests, the number of warrants served or the number of drug seizures.” A sizable chunk of taxpayer money has kept the program in full swing over the years. The Clinton administration funded the program with about $500 million. By 2008, the Bush administration had reduced the budget to about $170 million, less out of concern for the militarization of police forces and more to reduce federal influence on law enforcement matters. However, Obama boosted the program, using the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to inject $2 billion into the program. As a result of local police forces receiving militarized equipment and grants, heavily armed SWAT teams have also been increasingly used to carry out routine police procedures such as routine search warrants. Consequently, SWAT team raids, which once numbered a few thousand per year in the 1980s, have grown to over 80,000 per year.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nisha Whitehead
(434) 978-3888 ext. 604
(434) 466-6168 (cell)
nisha@rutherford.org

THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE
Post Office Box 7482
Charlottesville, VA 22906-7482
Phone: (434) 978-3888
http://www.rutherford.org

The Rutherford Institute. Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

Under the regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service, The Rutherford Institute is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support The Rutherford Institute’s legal and educational work help to safeguard the constitutional rights and religious freedoms of all Americans. Donations are tax-deductible. In compliance with general industry standards of a nonprofit organization, the Institute is audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

Copyright © 2015 The Rutherford Institute, All rights reserved.

 

Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law… Gov. Brown to declare war on children… no child safe

6 Comments

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Tags: SB 277, medical police state, California refugees

(NaturalNews) California will be the origin of America’s first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law.

SB 277 is California’s pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal belief exemptions and force nearly all children in California to be forcibly injected with vaccines that are knowingly manufactured with neurotoxic substances such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG.

If he signs the law, Gov. Brown will be declaring medical genocide against children whose genetic makeup causes them to have extremely heightened risks to vaccine injury. No child will be safe in California, and the state will cement its position as the first real-life medical police state in America, where risks of a medical civil war skyrocket.

Natural News has heard from dozens of readers who tell us they are making preparations to flee the state if SB 277 is signed into law. Mandatory vaccines at gunpoint are “the last straw,” according to one mom who wrote Natural News about her concerns. “All these state senators voting for the bill received campaign donations from the drug companies. They sold us out to the corporate interests. There’s nothing else we can do but leave…”

Other parents are looking at pulling their children out of public schools (government-run indoctrination centers) and home schooling them instead. This effort, of course, has enormous economic consequences for a family, so not all parents can structure their child’s education around home schooling.

READ MORE HERE

TS Radio: Ted Chabasinski–Barbaric Electroshock still used on adults & children -May 21

2 Comments

painyJoin us Thursday evening May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm CST! More

The Patriot Act, the law used to justify mass government surveillance, is going to expire if it’s not reauthorized this week.

6 Comments

 These 50 emergency vigils are the most effective step we can take right now to stop any senator from thinking that maybe it’s ok to renew the Patriot Act. Find a vigil near you. If you’ve never taken action on surveillance before: this is the one to take.

~Tiff Cheng

The Patriot Act, the law used to justify mass government surveillance, is going to expire if it’s not reauthorized this week.

If Congress fumbles for the next few days, the Patriot Act will not be renewed — and right now, the vote is close enough that a big push by people like you and me can tip the scales and ensure the Patriot Act expires, dealing a death blow to unconstitutional NSA programs.

We’re joining with half a dozen other organizations including Demand Progress, Restore the Fourth, CREDO, MoveOn.org, and Free Press Action Fund to host 50 “EMERGENCY vigils to Sunset the Patriot Act” across the country tomorrow night, calling on senators to vote against reauthorization.

Click here to find a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you (as well as find out how your senator is leaning).

Here are the details:

WHAT: Emergency “Sunset the Patriot Act” vigils against mass surveillance – happening in 50 cities across the U.S. WHEN: 7 pm local time, Thursday, May 21st (roughly an hour before sunset) WHERE: Find your local event here. If you don’t see one and want to set one up outside another of your senators’ offices, reply to this email and let us know! BRING: A cell phone, laptop, tablet, and candles with the protestsign.org already pre-loaded. Feel free to bring any other signage you want — the main message is “Sunset the Patriot Act”.

Click here to find a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you (as well as find out how your senator is leaning).

News reports show that the Senate is all confused so they’re going with the plan of ramming through the bills. That’s because we have filibuster threats from at least two senators — Rand Paul and Ron Wyden — a looming expiration date, and confusion about the best course of business. And, if we have voices from all over the country calling on them to end the Patriot Act, we can make them falter and split and fall all over themselves. This is the time when doing nothing actually helps us.

That’s why action right now is critical — according to our whip count, dozens of senators are still on the fence, and protests across the country the day before the vote can prevent them from throwing their support behind the Patriot Act. If we can prevent these last senators from siding with the NSA, the Patriot Act will expire.

After all these years of fighting against how the Patriot Act has torn up our freedoms without making us any safer, it all comes down to the next couple of days. This is our week to end the Patriot Act.

Click here to join a Sunset the Patriot Act vigil near you.

If you haven’t done anything yet to push back against government mass surveillance, please take action now. There are just 2 days left at our best and final chance at reforming surveillance for years to come.

Thanks for all you do,

Fight for the Future

DONATE NOW

Want more awesome more often?
* Like us on Facebook * Follow us on Twitter
* Keep us fighting, chip in what you can.

Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State

6 Comments

This commentary is also
available at www.rutherford.org.

By John W. Whitehead
May 19, 2015

whitehad bokIf we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military

Talk about poor timing. Then again, perhaps it’s brilliant timing.

Only now—after the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment to local police forces, after police agencies have been trained in the fine art of war, after SWAT team raids have swelled in number to more than 80,000 a year, after it has become second nature for local police to look and act like soldiers, after communities have become acclimated to the presence of militarized police patrolling their streets, after Americans have been taught compliance at the end of a police gun or taser, after lower income neighborhoods have been transformed into war zones, after hundreds if not thousands of unarmed Americans have lost their lives at the hands of police who shoot first and ask questions later, after a whole generation of young Americans has learned to march in lockstep with the government’s dictates—only now does President Obama lift a hand to limit the number of military weapons being passed along to local police departments.

Not all, mind you, just some.

Talk about too little, too late.

Months after the White House defended a federal program that distributed $18 billion worth of military equipment to local police, Obama has announced that he will ban the federal government from providing local police departments with tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage uniforms and large-caliber firearms.

More

Fantasy: “vaccines remarkably safe and effective”

Leave a comment

NoMoreFakeNews

By Jon Rappoport
May 19, 2015

________________________________________________________________

“A study undertaken in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles, under the sponsorship of the Food and Drug Administration, and which has been confirmed by other studies, indicates that in the U.S.A. approximately 1,000 infants die annually as a direct result of DPT vaccinations, and these are classified as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) deaths. These represent about 10 to 15% of the total number of SIDS deaths occurring annually in the U.S.A. (between 8,000 and 10,000 depending on which statistics are used).” Leon Chaitow, Vaccination and Immunization, CW Daniel Company Limited, Saffron Walden, Essex, England, 1987.

_________________________________________________________
Fantasy: “vaccines remarkably safe and effective”

The article below was a small section of my book, AIDS INC., which I wrote in 1987-8. At the time, I decided to take a look at vaccines and see what I could find out about them, because questions were being raised about the possible disease/toxic effects of a relatively new hepatitis-B vaccine, and its possible connection to AIDS.

My ensuing research led me into all sorts of surprising areas.

Since the period of 1987-8, much more has come to light about vaccine safety and efficacy. I’ve made no attempt to update my findings. They stand on their own, and reveal that, in the historical record, much has been lost, forgotten, and misplaced.

* * * * *

For years, critics on the fringes of medicine have pointed to problems with vaccines. It is generally acknowledged that, given to people whose immune systems are compromised, they can be immunosuppressive.

And from time to time, stories have surfaced about vaccines which have been dangerously contaminated by extraneous viruses or bacteria, as a result of the manufacturing process.

We are taught to believe that untoward reactions to vaccines are rare, and that there has never been a question about the overwhelming success of all vaccines at all times, wherever they have been used.

The history of vaccines, though, shows a much more disturbing record than one might think. Here is a series of excerpts from authors on the subject. It is a quite different slant on vaccines.

“The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90 percent of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of micro-organisms, but by far the most important factor was a higher host-resistance due to better nutrition.” Ivan Illich, Medical Nemesis, Bantam Books, 1977

“In a recent British outbreak of whooping cough, for example, even fully immunized children contracted the disease in fairly large numbers; and the rates of serious complications and death were reduced only slightly. In another recent outbreak of pertussis, 46 of the 85 fully immunized children studied eventually contracted the disease.

“In 1977, 34 new cases of measles were reported on the campus of UCLA, in a population that was supposedly 91% immune, according to careful serological testing. Another 20 cases of measles were reported in the Pecos, New Mexico, area within a period of a few months in 1981, and 75% of them had been fully immunized, some of them quite recently. A survey of sixth-graders in a well-immunized urban community revealed that about 15% of this age group are still susceptible to rubella, a figure essentially identical with that of the pre-vaccine era.” Richard Moskowitz, MD, The Case Against Immunizations, 1983, American Institute of Homeopathy.

“Of all reported whooping cough cases between 1979 and 1984 in children over 7 months of age – that is, old enough to have received the primary course of the DPT shots (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) – 41% occurred in children who had received three or more shots and 22% in children who had one or two immunizations.

“Among children under 7 months of age who had whooping cough, 34% had been immunized between one and three times…

“… Based on the only U.S. findings on adverse DPT reactions, an FDA-financed study at the University of California, Los Angeles, one out of every 350 children will have a convulsion; one in 180 children will experience high-pitched screaming; and one in 66 will have a fever of 105 degrees or more.” Jennifer Hyman, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, special supplement on DPT, dated April, 1987.

“A study undertaken in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles, under the sponsorship of the Food and Drug Administration, and which has been confirmed by other studies, indicates that in the U.S.A. approximately 1,000 infants die annually as a direct result of DPT vaccinations, and these are classified as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) deaths. These represent about 10 to 15% of the total number of SIDS deaths occurring annually in the U.S.A. (between 8,000 and 10,000 depending on which statistics are used).” Leon Chaitow, Vaccination and Immunization, CW Daniel Company Limited, Saffron Walden, Essex, England, 1987.

“Assistant Secretary of Health Edward Brandt, Jr., MD, testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, rounded… figures off to 9,000 cases of convulsions, 9,000 cases of collapse, and 17,000 cases of high-pitched screaming for a total of 35,000 acute neurological reactions occurring within forty-eight hours of a DPT shot among America’s children every year.” DPT: A Shot in the Dark, by Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fischer, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

More

Wakefielded: Some of the hidden story behind deadly vaccines

2 Comments

email-header

Andrew Wakefield is arguably the most polarizing figure in the great vaccine debate. His story is astounding when you hear it in detail. His continued efforts to be a voice for the broken people damaged by vaccines is endearing.

My name’s Andy Wakefield, I’m an academic gastro neurologist, pursued a career originally in surgery and then in academic gastro neurology. My main interests were Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and then lastly Autism has rather taken over my world. My life is about choices and I was presented with a choice one is that you act in the patient’s interest, you continue to pursue their story to test it’s validity in a scientific setting and to determine whether it is right or wrong or you can just walk away.

You can say to the next mother who comes in “look, I know your story may be valid, I know your kids suffering but I’m really sorry, could you just go and find someone else?” That was the choice, it was as stark as that and I took the former. Is there a link between autism and a common childhood vaccine?

Now one medical group has declared that Doctor Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who first raised that possibility carried out his research in an unethical and irresponsible manner, a finding he flatly denies. The consequence of taking that choice was that I lost my position as a senior academic at the Royal Free Hospital.

I lost my medical license. I lost my fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. I lost my fellowship at the Royal College of Pathologists and eventually lost my country effectively.

It’s not been easy but it’s a helluva lot worse for these families and that’s a fact.

At the beginning of this, did I feel that we would encounter the kind of, the level of opposition that we met? No, absolutely not. The allegations against me and against my colleagues are both unfounded and unjust. The science will continue in earnest.

Having been on the defense for years I’ve decided that’s enough, we’re going to go on the attack, we’re going to win this. They have invested in a huge expensive elaborate and ultimately failing public relations machine which is letting them down. Why?

Because it’s not based on the truth. I do have a moral and professional obligation to try, to the best of my ability, to put that problem right. That’s how I feel.

                                        Wakefielded

His contribution to this subject is invaluable, his story deserves to be told. Even if he is not in Bought, we can still share his story.

Thanks!

Jeff Hays

Jeff Hays Films

“Movies that Make Movements”

PS We’ve made Bought free to view online again for a brief period while so many states are considering eliminating personal belief exemptions. Please share with your world, will you?

Here’s the link for the free viewing:

www.boughtmovie.com/free-viewing
Jeff Hays Films
9980 S. 300 W. Ste. 200
Sandy, UT 84070
Tel: (801) 461-3390

On Being Sane In Insane Places: “If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?”

4 Comments

new logokohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

 

 

It is well known that drug-induced mania (and thus a false diagnosis of bipolar disorder “of unknown etiology”) can occur from even standard doses of most psycho-stimulating antidepressant drugs, especially the SSRIs (“selective” serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or during withdrawal from “minor” tranquilizer drugs such as the Valium-type benzodiazepines or “major tranquilizers” such as antipsychotic drugs like Thorazine, Haldol, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Abilify, Seroquel, Geodon, etc.

______________________________________________________________

pillhead-500-x-469In 1973, D. L. Rosenhan published a ground-breaking psychiatric study in January 19 issue of Science magazine. The article exposed a serious short-coming in the psychiatric hospitals at the time, and therefore it became very controversial. Dr. Rosenhan, a professor of psychology and law at Stanford University, designed the study to try to answer the title question: “If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?”

The now famous (some offended or embarrassed psychiatrists preferred to call it “infamous”) experiment that was carried out involved 12 different psychiatric hospitals and 8 different people, mostly professionals (including the author). Each of the eight were totally and certifiably sane “pseudo-patients”.

Each one secretly gained admission to one or two different mental hospitals by falsely complaining to a psychiatrist that they had been hearing voices over the past few weeks. The “voices” in each case were saying only the three words “empty,” “hollow,” and “thud.” No visual hallucinations or other psychological abnormalities were relayed to the examining psychiatrist. Except for the fake “chief complaint”, the intake histories relayed by the patients were entirely truthful. Each “patient” was immediately admitted, much to the surprise of most of the pseudo-patients.

All but one of the admitted “patients” were given a diagnosis of “schizophrenia”. The other one was labeled “manic-depressive”. When they were discharged, the eleven had discharge diagnoses of “schizophrenia, in remission,” despite the fact that absolutely no psychotic or manic behaviors had been observed during their stays.

After admission, each pseudo-patient acted totally sane, each emphasizing that the voices had disappeared. When given the chance, each also asked about when they could be discharged. Those questions were largely ignored by staff.

Despite the fact that each one acted totally normally throughout, their hospital stays averaged 19 days, ranging from 7 to 52 days.

The pseudo-patients engaged in all the normal ward activities except for the fact that they never swallowed the variety of antipsychotic pills that had been prescribed for them. The only obvious difference between the behaviors of the experimental group and the regular patients was that each of them took notes during their hospitalizations. On several occasions, a staff member wrote in the patient’s chart: “the patient engages in note-taking behavior”. Otherwise none of the staff seemed interested in any of the patient’s behaviors.

Although the pseudo-patients planned to secretly smuggle out their daily notes, they eventually stopped trying to hide the fact that they were recording their impressions of their stays, and they soon stopped the smuggling operations – with no consequences.

The average daily contact with the therapeutic staff was only 6.8 minutes per day (mean 3.9 – 25.1 minutes) and that included admissions interviews, ward meetings, group and individual psychotherapy contacts, case conferences and discharge meetings.

The group observed that attendants only came outside the “cage” 11.5 times per 8-hour shift but usually only interacted minimally with the patients when doing so. The staff psychiatrists rarely interacted meaningfully with any patient. If any interaction occurred, it was usually rather patronizing.

None of the professional therapeutic staff ever suspected that any of the 12 were pseudo- patients, whereas many of the “real” patients knew for certain that they were faking. These patients (who were probably actually taking their meds) often said things like: “You’re not crazy. You’re a journalist or a professor. You’re checking up on the hospital.” The staff never tumbled to the subterfuge. The only people who recognized normality were those who themselves had been labeled “insane”.

Upon the publication of the Rosenhan paper, there arose an enormous uproar from the psychiatric community about the “ethics” of performing such a study. Rosenhan was attacked viciously by those who had been fooled or had themselves hastily jumped to erroneous psychiatric diagnoses in the past.

Because of the controversy, Rosenhan announced that there was to be done a follow-up study in a certain research and teaching hospital whose staff had heard about the first study but doubted that such errors could occur in their own hospital. The staff was led to believe that sometime in the next 3 months there would be one or more pseudo-patients attempting to be admitted. However, by design, no pseudo-patients actually attempted admission.

Among the total of 193 patients that were admitted for psychiatric treatment during the 3-month period, 41 genuine patients (20 % of the total) were suspected, with high confidence, of being pseudo-patients by at least one member of the staff. 23 of the 41 were suspected of being fake patients by a psychiatrist, and 19 were suspected by both a psychiatrist and one other staff member. On the bright side, their heightened vigilance saved 41 normal people from receiving a diagnosis of permanent mental illness and the prescribing of brain-altering drugs.

Among the conclusions the reader can draw from these two experiments are these important and quite logical ones:

1) The sane are not “sane” all of the time, nor are those labeled “insane” actually insane all of the time. Definitions of sanity or insanity therefore may often be erroneous.

2) Sanity and insanity have cultural variations. What is viewed as normal in one culture may be seen as quite aberrant in another. As just one example, there was a famous experiment contrasting American and British psychiatrists and each country’s diagnostic differences. The two groups studied identical video-taped interviews of a group of psychiatric patients. In that series of cases, schizophrenia was diagnosed far more often by American psychiatrists than for the British psychiatrists (by a factor of 10, as I recall the article).

3) Bizarre behaviors in people constitute only a small fraction of total behavior. Similarly, violent, even homicidal people are nonviolent most of the time.

4) Psychiatric diagnoses, even those made in error, carry with them personal, legal and social stigmas that can be impossible to shake and which often last a lifetime.

More

How the public (and government employees) are being played for useful idiots – The Gov Pension Fund / System Scam

Leave a comment

new logoby Walter Burien – CAFR1
05/16/15

ARTICLE ARCHIVED AT – http://CAFR1.com/gpfsc.html

The new GAP accounting implemented over the last 8 years established by GASB.org requires local government accounting to project all liability as if it is due today.

This means pension fund accounting (and other local government funds) are required to project out 35 years to satisfy ALL projected payments to participants with what they will be paid AT TIME OF RETIREMENT. They use max projections there. EXAMPLE: Employee making 50K today at retirement after pay increases, projected inflation, etc., will be making 185K. Additionally, THEY DO NOT account for the projected income for the fund out 35 years in full. They redact much.

So based on the new accounting, a pension fund that may have been 150% funded today, in the snap of the finger could now be adjusted to being 60% funded. (40% underfunded)

Motive? The larger the investment fund balance for that local government, the bigger the power base. Where those funds are invested domestic and international creates the biggest payola network globally times thousands of different local government funds/systems of the same.

Another point most employees and taxpayers are not aware of is: Most local government pension funds / systems are “Strictly Participatory”. What that means is the employee does not own 1c of the fund, they just have in so many words a “Ticket to Ride” under contract terms.

The local government owns 100% of the fund balance. Now if the employees owned 100% of the balance, the accounting local governments are doing would be 100% fraud and an indictable offense under SEC law and fiduciary ethics guidelines.

Most fund balances are so large they do not require contributions from the employee or tax payer, rates of return are primarily meeting requirements. Plus if the employees owned the fund balance it would be required to give each a pro-rated value of each employees ownership in $$ terms each year. If that was the case and done my would those participating employees get a big surprise. Long-term participants, they would see their ownership value at on the low side $650,000 to on the high side $3,500,000.

But being that these funds are Strictly Participatory (similar to the Social Security fund) SEC laws and fiduciary fund management guidelines only require that those “Tickets to Ride” under contract are in line to be satisfied based on the GUIDELINES that local government is operating under.(and they create their own guidelines)

TREASON: “Treason doth never prosper; what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Sir John Harrington, 1561-1612

Please share, publish, and post my comments with others (especially those government employees who are participating with these funds/systems)
Walter Burien – CAFR1.com
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936

Tel. (928) 458-5854

PS: Federal groups like FBI agents have profit sharing pensions. They see each year the value of “their” share in the Pension they are enrolled as an “owner”. Back in the 90’s their eyes must have been bulging out of their head when they looked. They saw they would get 175% to 250% over what they were expecting to get at retirement based on fund performance.
__________________________________

CAFR1’s REPLY ABOVE TO THE ARTICLE THAT FOLLOWS:

How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s Credit

After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.

by Allan Sloan, The Washington Post, and Cezary Podkul, ProPublica, May 13, 2015, 3:39 p.m.

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Trade agreements are NOT constitutional treaty’s

2 Comments

new logoMarti Oakley

______________________________________________________

The question continually asked is: Under what constitutional authority are the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being kept secret?

The answer: The TPP is NOT a constitutional treaty, but is instead a corporate government-to-government contractual agreement, and is being intentionally confused and mis-represented as a constitutional treaty. Its status as “secret” can only be defined as corporate contractual proprietary rights protection. 1

_________________________________________________________

1800193_730804716942054_2388486452391946819_nObama has asked congress for Fast Track approval for this corporate trade agreement. This is another tip-off that what is about to transpire has nothing to do with sovereignty, the constitution or the office of the president. Fast Track allows the president to step out of his position as “president of the Republic”, and assume his position as “chief executive” of the corporation and assorted corporate names constructed to facilitate the contracting for this trade agreement.

The TPP needs no ratification by the states as it has nothing to do with them. They are not privy to the contents, provisions, mandates or other instruments as the states are not party to the contract. The vote that will take place in congress will be an intentionally staged event. Every congress person out there knows that any vote they take regarding this trade agreement, violates the offices they were elected to hold.

With the public seemingly unaware that they are being duped, yet again, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will devastate the states. The recent efforts by several federal agencies to seize land, control food production, close public access roads to forests and national parks, along with the ongoing efforts to seize water from all sources whatsoever as owned and controlled by government, along with all other valued resources is most likely the composition of much of the content of the TPP.

The (TTP) is actually an international corporate agreement which voids sovereign jurisdiction in environmental protections, health, food, pharmaceuticals and virtually any other thing you can think of.
This agreement also allows for the sale of public lands here in the US so that foreign investors can access and profit from the resources. The coming all out sale of public lands to foreign investors will in effect, see major areas of the US, now held as scenic waterways, national forests and other high resource areas as owned and controlled by non-American corporations and possibly even governments. This agreement exposes the reasons for the federal government’s ongoing taking of lands from the states and claiming it as owned and controlled by them while also claiming they are taking the land to “protect” it……from us.

Trade agreements are constructed under international contract law and have no constitutional authority. In fact, these trade agreements generally tend to violate and void any constitutional protections, requirements or prohibitions. Even so, congress will continue to misrepresent this corporate agreement as a legally binding constitutional treaty, knowing full well that this is merely a ruse they participate in to cement in the public mind that they must adhere to this corporate contract.

Although you and I are not party to the contractual agreement, do not and are not allowed to know any of the provisions, much less all of the provisions, the federal corporation will contract with our state government corporations to put the provisions into force in our states. And every governor in every state will willingly throw the doors open to the in-state contracting that will facilitate the business plans of the trade agreement.

So I ask again…..How’s that global economy working for ya? Still think this is about free trade and capitalism? Your land is being stolen by the federal government, sold to foreign investors and other governments for exploitation as they pay for government protection and privilege. Do you still think that if corporations are regulated and limited it will somehow prevent you from getting rich?

These agreements are a constructed effort to put the rights of corporations above those of the individual and of any country included in the agreements. The group, Public Citizen, exposed and reported on the deleterious effects of what will become the investor-state and the accompanying enforcement system already at work under CAFTA, and other trade agreements, which will most likely be expanded and far more injurious under TPP.

From Public Citizen:

These firms have access under the deals to an “investor-state” enforcement system, which allows them to skirt national court systems and privately enforce their extraordinary new investor privileges by directly challenging national governments before extrajudicial tribunals.
These investor-state cases are litigated outside any domestic legal system in special international arbitration bodies of the World Bank and the United Nations. A panel composed of three private attorneys listens to arguments in the case, with the power to award an unlimited amount of taxpayer dollars to corporations for the “expected future profits” that the attorneys surmise the firms would have earned if not for the challenged measures. Because the mechanism elevates private firms to the same status as sovereign governments, it amounts to a privatization of the justice system. (emphasis, mine)

The TPP is nothing less than a corporate assault on national sovereignty and the rights of the people. Those courts will most likely be comprised of another group of private attorney’s who will decide how much of your money will be handed over to global corporations. Any rights you thought you might still have will be set aside in favor of global corporate privilege.

Our Constitution is being steadily eroded with the passing of each of these trade agreements. Agreements that exist for no other reason than to exploit and plunder nation after nation under the dubious banner of “free trade capitalism” and which will reduce every nation to third world status. There never has been free trade; only pay to play trade privatization for the few.

The Trans Pacific Partnership is just another brick in the New World Order wall.

More

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

1 Comment

NoMoreFakeNews

              What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

By Jon Rappoport
May 15, 2015

To the US Congress: reveal the contents of the TPP now

It seems like a case of mass hypnosis. People claiming they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agreement. And mainstream media accept this premise.

“That’s right. Congress must stay silent.”

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Under what authority?

Members of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can’t disclose what’s in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the public what they just read.

Why not?

If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

Can you recall anything in the Constitution that establishes secret treaties?

Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hidden from the people?

I see no authority anywhere that justifies withholding the text of the TPP.

Government legislators in the other 11 nations: why can’t you reveal what’s in the TPP?

Mass silence around the world. “Sorry, we can’t say what’s in the treaty. We’ll vote on it, but you the people have no input. You have to take what we do on faith.”

Who says so? By what authority?

If a US Senator held a press conference today and explained everything he read in that sealed room about the TPP, what exactly would happen to him? Would he be arrested?

Would he be charged with a federal crime?

What crime?

More

Howard Lyman (featured in “Cowspiracy” and author of “Mad Cowboy”) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 5/13/15)

6 Comments

painy

Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , May 13, 2015

1:00 pm PST … 2:00 pm MST … 3:00 pm CST … 4:00 pm EST

Listen to the live show Here!

You can also listen to the show on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

This is a 1 hour show.  It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

If you have a question for Howard, please email it to ppj1@hush.com More

Aluminum Toxicity and Vaccines – Recent Basic Neuroscience Research

Leave a comment

new logo Gary G. Kohls, MD

kohls(Connecting Vaccine Adjuvants and Mitochondrial Injury with Autism, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Autoimmune Disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Gulf War Syndrome, ASIA Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc)

“…our current results are consistent with the existing evidence on the toxicology and pharmacokinetics of Al adjuvants which altogether strongly implicate these compounds as contributors to the rising prevalence of neurobehavioral disorders in children. Given that autism has devastating consequences in a life of a child, and that currently in the developed world over 1% of children suffer from some form of ASD, it would seem wise to make efforts towards reducing infant exposure to aluminum from vaccines.“ — C A Shaw, MD

“There is a serious problem with vaccine safety. Vaccine aluminum adjuvant has adverse neurological effects, at dosages that are recommended by the US CDC. Vaccine critics are supported by the science. Parents refusing to vaccinate according to the recommended CDC schedule are supported by the science. Use aluminum-containing vaccines with great caution, or not at all.” – Dr Shaw

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

In order to continue the revelations about mitochondrial disorders that were printed in last week’s Duty to Warn column, I submit another sampling of the many basic neuroscience journal articles which have been authored by un-conflicted research scientists who are neither on the payroll of the giant multinational pharmaceutical and vaccine corporations nor are they afraid for their jobs as physicians who rely on vaccine and “well baby visit” income for their medical clinics. These articles were also published in basic neuroscience journals that do not accept advertising money or grants from those two industries.

For the information from last week’s column go to: HERE

_______________________________________________________________________

First published in Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 128 (2013) 237–244

Administration of Aluminium to Neonatal Mice in Vaccine-Relevant Amounts is Associated with Adverse Long Term Neurological Outcomes

C. A. Shaw et.al.

Neural Dynamics Research Group, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, B. C.

Abstract

Our previous ecological studies of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has demonstrated a correlation between increasing ASD rates and aluminium (Al) adjuvants in common use in paediatric vaccines in several Western countries. The correlation between ASD rate and Al adjuvant amounts appears to be dose-dependent and satisfies 8 of 9 Hill criteria for causality. We have now sought to provide an animal model to explore potential behavioural phenotypes and central nervous system (CNS) alterations using subcutaneous injections of Al hydroxide in early postnatal CD-1 mice of both sexes. Injections of a “high” and “low” Al adjuvant levels were designed to correlate to either the U.S. or Scandinavian paediatric vaccine schedules vs. control saline-injected mice. Both male and female mice in the “high Al” group showed significant weight gains following treatment up to sacrifice at 6 months of age. Male mice in the “high Al” group showed significant changes in light–dark box tests and in various measures of behaviour in an open field. Female mice showed significant changes in the light–dark box at both doses, but no significant changes in open field behaviours. These current data implicate Al injected in early postnatal life in some CNS alterations that may be relevant for a better understanding of the aetiology of ASD.

Introduction

Aluminium (Al) is the most abundant metal and third most common element in the Earth’s crust. Normally chemically bound to other elements, Al is not typically bioavailable and indeed seems to play no role in any known biochemistry of plants, animals or humans. In the last 150 years, however, Al, through human activities has become much more prevalent in the human environment. Notably, Al is widely used in industrial and material applications, is widely found in processed foods, is contained in various medicinal compounds, and can be used as a flocculant in water treatment. Because of such ubiquity, it is increasingly found in our bodies. Overall, we now live in what has been termed “The Aluminium Age”.

For all of its positive properties as a material, Al is also demonstrably toxic to biological systems, an observation that has been in the scientific literature for at least a century. Although Al may deleteriously impact various organ systems, some of its worst impacts may be on the nervous system.

Some of the toxic actions of Al on the nervous system include: disruption of synaptic activity, mis-folding of crucial proteins, promotion of oxidant stress, and increased permeability of the blood–brain barrier, to mention only a few of the more egregious impacts. In particular, Al has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and animal models of the disease clearly demonstrate Al-induced cognitive deficits and pathologies. Al vaccine adjuvants, in use since the mid-1920s, have been shown to produce Lou Gehrig’s-like motor phenotypes in mice and motor neuron degeneration. The neurotoxic effects of Al adjuvants have been discussed in previous publications by our group and by others. Additionally, Al in vaccines has been linked to the induction of autoimmune diseases. Recently, we compared the amount of Al in various national paediatric vaccine schedules with increasing rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and found a significant correlation that appeared to be dose dependent. These ecological data satisfied 8 or 9 so-called Hill criteria for causality. Similar conclusions about a potential role of Al adjuvants in ASD have been discussed by other investigators. The above results led us to attempt to create an animal model of ASD based on early life administration of Al adjuvants by injection. The current manuscript describes the behavioural outcomes of this study. A future publication will address central nervous system (CNS) alterations.

Conclusions

More

‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

7 Comments

This commentary is also available at www.rutherford.org.

By John W. Whitehead
May 12, 2015

__________________________________________________________________

“The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.” ― Mark Twain

____________________________________________________________

How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, let alone the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (a quick read at 462 words)?

Take a few minutes and read those words for yourself—rather than having some court or politician translate them for you—and you will be under no illusion about where to draw the line when it comes to speaking your mind, criticizing your government, defending what is yours, doing whatever you want on your own property, and keeping the government’s nose out of your private affairs.

In an age of overcriminalization, where the average citizen unknowingly commits three crimes a day, and even the most mundane activities such as fishing and gardening are regulated, government officials are constantly telling Americans what not to do. Yet it was not always this way. It used to be “we the people” telling the government what it could and could not do. Indeed, the three words used most frequently throughout the Bill of Rights in regards to the government are “no,” “not” and “nor.”

Compare the following list of “don’ts” the government is prohibited from doing with the growing list of abuses to which “we the people” are subjected on a daily basis, and you will find that we have reached a state of crisis wherein the government is routinely breaking the law and violating its contractual obligations.

For instance, the government is NOT allowed to restrict free speech, press, assembly or the citizenry’s ability to protest and correct government wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the government continues to prosecute whistleblowers, persecute journalists, cage protesters, criminalize expressive activities, crack down on large gatherings of citizens mobilizing to voice their discontent with government policies, and insulate itself and its agents from any charges of wrongdoing (or what the courts refer to as “qualified immunity”).

The government may NOT infringe on a citizen’s right to defend himself. Nevertheless, in many states, it’s against the law to carry a concealed weapon (gun, knife or even pepper spray), and the average citizen is permitted little self-defense against militarized police officers who shoot first and ask questions later.

The government may NOT enter or occupy a citizen’s house without his consent (the quartering of soldiers). Nevertheless, government soldiers (i.e., militarized police) carry out more than 80,000 no-knock raids on private homes every year, while maiming children, killing dogs and shooting citizens.

The government may NOT carry out unreasonable searches and seizures on the citizenry or their possessions. NOR can government officials issue warrants without some evidence of wrongdoing (probable cause). Unfortunately, what is unreasonable to the average American is completely reasonable to a government agent, for whom the ends justify the means. In such a climate, we have no protection against roadside strip searches, blood draws, DNA collection, SWAT team raids, surveillance or any other privacy-stripping indignity to which the government chooses to subject us.

The government is NOT to deprive anyone of life, liberty or property without due process. Nevertheless, the government continues to incarcerate tens of thousands of Americans whose greatest crime is being poor and brown-skinned. The same goes for those who are put to death, some erroneously, by a system weighted in favor of class and wealth.

The government may NOT take private property for public use without just compensation. Nevertheless, under the guise of the “greater public interest,” the government often hides behind eminent domain laws in order to allow megacorporations to tear down homes occupied by less prosperous citizens in order to build high-priced resorts and shopping malls.

Government agents may NOT force a citizen to testify against himself. Yet what is the government’s extensive surveillance network that spies on all of our communications but a thinly veiled attempt at using our own words against us?

The government is NOT allowed to impose excessive fines on the citizenry or inflict cruel and unusual punishments upon them. Nevertheless Americans are subjected to egregious fines and outrageous punishments for minor traffic violations, student tardiness and absence from school, and generally having the misfortune of being warm bodies capable of filling privatized, profit-driven jails.

The government is NOT permitted to claim any powers that are not expressly granted to them by the Constitution. This prohibition has become downright laughable as the government continues to claim for itself every authority that serves to swell its coffers, cement its dominion, and expand its reach.

Despite what some special interest groups have suggested to the contrary, the problems we’re experiencing today did not arise because the Constitution has outlived its usefulness or become irrelevant, nor will they be solved by a convention of states or a ratification of the Constitution.

More

UN Small Arms Treaty: How they plan to disarm America

1 Comment

NAGRHeader_Banner_314

NAGR

On August 24, U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” nations are set to kick off a secretive, closed-door conference in Mexico City to begin making their utopian vision of a gun-free globe a reality . . .

ObamaUNGunBan_EmailBanner_600x150Click here to sign the petition

And without your IMMEDIATE action, I’m afraid this conference is going to result in a horde of new U.N.-directed anti-gun regulations and restrictions here in the United States as early as this fall.

Since day one of President Barack Obama’s administration, gun-grabbers have salivated over the prospects of finally realizing the United Nations’ so-called “Small Arms Treaty.”

Obama1In the works since the 1990’s Clinton administration, the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” is the gun-grabbers’ crown jewel.

It’s gun control on a global scale – setting the stage for international bureaucrats to finally realize their goal of registering and CONFISCATING firearms around the world.

Today, even after a handful of half-measures by Congress to hold off implementation, I’m afraid the gun-grabbers could very well get their wish – all under the guise of combating “Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, [and] terrorists” according to the U.N.’s Department of Disarmament Affairs.

That’s why it’s critical you click here to sign your “NO U.N. Gun Ban” petition to your U.S. kerrymccainRepresentative and Senators right away.

NAGR

Second Amendment supporters here in America can’t afford to stick our heads in the sand any longer – not with the gun control freight train I fear is headed our way.

Thanks to the efforts of good folks like you, many Second Amendment supporters cheered when the U.S. Senate refused to take up the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” for ratification.

And I know many took a sigh of relief when Congress passed legislation curtailing the use of American tax dollars for the full Treaty’s implementation last year.

But I’m afraid all of the celebrations started too soon.

130 nations – including the United States – have signed on to the Treaty signaling conceptual support. 67 have ratified it requiring legal compliance with the U.N.’s demands.

The number of anti-gun provisions incorporated in the Treaty and now being pushed by the U.N. are almost too many to list.

UN1 But by far the worst of its provisions encourage nations that accept the terms of the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” to provide the details of “end users” of firearms.

This is nothing more than gun registration – ensuring INTERNATIONAL bureaucrats have all the information they need to create a global database of gun owners at their fingertips.

Now, emboldened by the U.N. Treaty “entering into force” on Christmas Eve of 2014, gun-grabbers can hardly contain their glee.

They believe bureaucratic red tape, new regulations being imposed by the Obama administration – and new Treaty standards American gun manufacturers will have to abide by to export firearms to many countries – will ultimately bring the U.S. to its knees.

NAGR

In fact, one spokesman for the anti-gun International Action Network on Small Arms bragged that even countries that refuse to ratify the Treaty will ultimately comply “because of peer pressure but also market pressure.”

And another anti-gun country’s foreign minister bragged, “we expect the U.S. to abide by the Treaty even if ratification will take some time.”

In April, a three-day training course was conducted for international government officials who signed the Treaty “on how to implement its provisions effectively” in Geneva, Switzerland.

In August, a secretive “First Conference of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty” is set to take place in Mexico City.

The doors will be closed to anyone who hasn’t supported the treaty. But you and I know what their target will be. More

Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,649 other followers

%d bloggers like this: