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Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat?

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John Whitehead’s Commentary

Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat?

John Whitehead

“If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.”—Philip K. Dick

Emboldened by the citizenry’s inattention and willingness to tolerate its abuses, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expands its powers.

The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state’s hands.

It doesn’t even matter what the nature of the crisis might be—civil unrest, the national emergencies, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters”—as long as it allows the government to justify all manner of government tyranny in the so-called name of national security.

Now we find ourselves on the brink of a possible coronavirus contagion.

I’ll leave the media and the medical community to speculate about the impact the coronavirus will have on the nation’s health, but how will the government’s War on the Coronavirus impact our freedoms?

For a hint of what’s in store, you can look to China—our role model for all things dystopian—where the contagion started.

In an attempt to fight the epidemic, the government has given its surveillance state apparatus—which boasts the most expansive and sophisticated surveillance system in the world—free rein. Thermal scanners using artificial intelligence (AI) have been installed at train stations in major cities to assess body temperatures and identify anyone with a fever. Facial recognition cameras and cell phone carriers track people’s movements constantly, reporting in real time to data centers that can be accessed by government agents and employers alike. And coded color alerts (red, yellow and green) sort people into health categories that correspond to the amount of freedom of movement they’re allowed: “Green code, travel freely. Red or yellow, report immediately.”

Mind you, prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese surveillance state had already been hard at work tracking its citizens through the use of some 200 million security cameras installed nationwide. Equipped with facial recognition technology, the cameras allow authorities to track so-called criminal acts, such as jaywalking, which factor into a person’s social credit score.

Social media credit scores assigned to Chinese individuals and businesses categorize them on whether or not they are “good” citizens. A real-name system—which requires people to use government-issued ID cards to buy mobile sims, obtain social media accounts, take a train, board a plane, or even buy groceries—coupled with social media credit scores ensures that those blacklisted as “unworthy” are banned from accessing financial markets, buying real estate or travelling by air or train. Among the activities that can get you labeled unworthy are taking reserved seats on trains or causing trouble in hospitals.

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FEDERAL RESERVE: FOIA, AND AUDIT

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Conspiracy theorists have a history of sullying the good name of the Federal Reserve. They even attempt to get legislation passed in Congress so that an audit can be authorized. Their efforts have been unsuccessful.

The Federal Reserve banks have claimed they are privately owned institutions and not subject to FOIA requests, and support the claim with two Federal court adjudications on other issues. Those court opinions specifically identify the holdings are restricted to the issues before the court.

FOIA requests directed to the Federal Reserve system are codified at 12 CFR 261. 12 CFR § 261.3 (a) identifies the Secretary of the Board of Governors as custodian of all Federal Reserve records. 12 CFR § 261.3 (c) directs service to the Secretary of the Board. Procedures for requesting records are detailed at 12 CFR § 261.12.(b) and (c). Bloomberg media received court support for their demand for FOIA access to Federal Reserve bank information:

“So long as records at the [Federal Reserve Banks] satisfy the plain language meaning of 12 C.F.R. § 261.2(i)(1), they qualify as agency records of the Board and are subject to FOIA requests. …[The CFR reads]: Records of the Board include . . . all information coming into the possession and under the control of the Board, any Board member, any Federal Reserve Bank, or any officer, employee, or agent of the Board or of any Federal Reserve Bank, in the performance of functions for or on behalf of the Board that constitute part of the Board’s official files; or [records] [t]hat are maintained for administrative reasons in the regular course of business in official files in any division or office of the Board or any Federal Reserve Bank in connection with the transaction of any official business..[provisions are to be broadly applied].The FRBs give all revenue in excess of expenses to the U.S. Treasury. 12 U.S.C. § 289.” Bloomberg L.P. v. Board. of Governors of Federal Reserve System, 649 F. Supp. 2d 262, 274++ (S.D.N.Y. 2009), aff’d, 601 F.3d 143 (2d Cir. 2010). emphasis added.

But what records would be of interest ? Well, it has been theorized that a considerable amount of funds from the Federal Reserve’s handling of government funds from auctions of Treasury securities disappears.1 The FRBNY, as fiscal agent of the U.S. government, has exclusive management of disbursement of the funds and any related function they wish to claim.2 The accounts currently handle over $10 trillion annually and no audit of the funds has been found.

Treasury Direct identifies securities for redeeming market securities usually have an approximate 10% “new cash” allocation.3 That would appear to relate to deficit spending. Funds for redeeming securities are disbursed in large part to select Primary Dealers who collect designated securities—or who have the securities they hold identified for recall. PDs also bid on auctioned securities. Transfer of funds for redeeming securities from funds received by auction does not increase the currency in circulation (inflation) nor does it increase the National Debt.

If funds designated as ‘new cash’ went to the government, they would have to purchase securities. There is no known government account that receives the approximate $1 trillion annual funds. If the funds purchased securities, they would eliminate any increase in currency in circulation (inflation) and would not increase the national debt. This obviously does not occur. Where do the funds go ? It undoubtedly involves a scramble of CUSIP numbers.4

The above discussion should not be confused with QEs or non-QEs. Those involve collateralized credit [not to be confused with money] extended by the Federal Reserve authorized by 12 CFR § 201.3 (a) identified as loans and, in large part, have been paid back. Some pundits claim they were made to prevent an economic collapse; some same it was a postponement.5 If a commercial bank was doing it, it would be called fractional reserve lending without any reserve requirement; it is the key to rampant inflation.

It would appear that FOIA can be used to obtain the records maintained by the FRBNY as to the disbursement of ‘new cash’ funds and the consideration received for them from the identified recipients. Some pundits claim the central bank is owned by the Rothschild.6 Other pundits claim the BOG is a privately held corporation with shares owned by select Primary Dealers and others.7 Maybe FOIA can find out what is correct.

Failure to take any action has been prophesied to result in a Greek/ Argentina oppression and collapse of the U.S. society.8

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Footnotes:

1 .. https://thedailycoin.org/2018/08/21/the-federal-reserve-a-different-view-updated/ ; https://ppjg.me/2019/11/18/the-federal-reserve-a-different-view/

2..31 CFR 375.3.

3..https://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/press/press_cashpydwn.htm

4..https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/helicopter-money-here-how-fed-monetized-billions-debt-sold-just-days-earlier?utm_campaign=&utm_content=ZeroHedge

5..https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/944-trillion-reasons-why-fed-quietly-bailing-out-hedge-funds; https://realinvestmentadvice.com/yes-rates-are-still-going-to-zero/

6..https://usahitman.com/o3clwrcb/

7 …https://www.spartareport.com/2019/11/the-federal-reserve-a-different-view/;

8…https://ppjg.me/2019/11/18/scenario-of-national-bankruptcy/.

“Nano Domestic Quell” DoD kill-switch program

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Classified docs on “Nano Domestic Quell” DoD kill-switch program released by Dr. Bill Weld *DOWNLOAD LINK*

UPDATE 10/19/13:

Note that Dr. Weld has been contacted by a federal law enforcement agency and asked to remove the high resolution classified documents from his blog and other sources, or risk possible federal criminal charges. 

The documents have been removed at this point in time. Dr. Weld plans to fight for their future release through safer means that will not put his life at risk.
Please listen to all of Dr. Weld’s videos here and visit his official Facebook page here for radio interviews and other news.

Classified docs on “Nano Domestic Quell” DoD kill-switch program released to public by Dr. Bill Weld. *DOWNLOAD LINK BELOW*
This is how the military will be respond to the economic collapse, and how they will put down armed uprisings, riots and domestic revolts.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & LISTEN TO THE VIDEO:

As promised, these are some of the classified documents given to me by my good friend in the Department of Defense, a very highly ranked official I have known for many years.
The program is called “Nano Domestic Quell”.
As the documents clearly demonstrate, the U.S. government has embarked on a program to implement a secret “mimic the flu virus. that mimics a flu virus, to be activated on the public in the instance of domestic uprisings, riots and armed resistances.
The nano devices are in, or “carried” by, an estimated 87% of the population at this point, with a projected 98% inflected by 2014. More

DEVELOPING A WINNING STRATEGY (Speech to SF Bay Area leaders)

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Rosa Koire/PPJ contributor

July 29, 2012

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DEVELOPING A WINNING STRATEGY (Speech to SF Bay Area leaders)

As I travel around the country I’m asked the same question: What can we do—is there a chance of winning?

I’m asked this question by women and men, by Republicans and Democrats, by Libertarians and Tea Party members, by young and old, by rural and urban residents. My answer is always the same. We can do a lot and yes, we will win.

Now, that’s a powerful statement and has to be backed up with tactics or it’s just empty rhetoric.

In this gathering today, in addressing you who are in leadership and organizing positions, it’s necessary to discuss strategy. A good idea acted on at the wrong time is wasted. An action with no follow-up is lost. An assertion without a solid grounding in facts destroys credibility.

The shocking truth that we all deal with on a daily basis is that UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all resources, both human and natural, all means of production, and all information in the world. Twenty years ago the Agenda for the 21st Century was agreed to by our government and then implemented through executive order in 1993. It hides in plain sight—masquerading as regional plans, climate action plans, as scenic byways, as smart meters, as domestic surveillance, as land trusts, as Outcome Based Education, as sustainable communities strategies, as public/private partnerships, as comprehensive or master or general plans. Because it is a stealth plan we are at a tremendous disadvantage in bringing it to the public’s awareness. We are smeared in the media and in our neighborhoods, called conspiracy theorists, and disregarded. We’re subjected to a disinformation campaign that is Delphi’ing the entire world.

What you and I know is that it takes courage to fight this, and that is against us, too. Because most people are afraid. We live in a culture of fear. Global warming, terrorism, food shortages, economic collapse—these are all part of UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development. More

REPEALING OBAMACARE: HR 4972 and HR 5444

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08-18-2010 7:38 pm – William F. Jasper
Liberty News:Repealing ObamaCare is not an option — it is absolutely essential. It is absolutely essential, that is, if the United States of America is to survive as a constitutional republic with a federal government of limited powers. Repealing ObamaCare is also absolutely necessary if we hope to avoid national economic collapse.

To those who may think such statements are overblown, we strongly advise that they read, in particular, Thomas R. Eddlem’s “Outcome of ObamaCare” as well as Michael Tennant’s “The New World of ObamaCare.” As these articles amply demonstrate, the mammoth “health care reform” bill that was rammed through Congress last March and signed by President Obama is jam-packed with dangerous language that will provide federal bureaucrats with vast new powers that are compatible with totalitarian systems of government, but not with the American tradition of liberty. More

Please Mr. President. Please STOP “Helping” The U.S. Economy

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QE2?

Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For those of us who have been waiting for the “train” to leave the station on the United States Economy, I’ve got news for you. There is nothing barreling down the tracks waiting to hit the proverbial blockage on the tracks and explode our Economy into the largest Depression ever. Instead, QE2 is waiting at the docks “ready to sail”.

“Quantitative Easing” part deux (QE2) was first publicly bandied about in debate last month spurred by St. Louis Fed President James Bullard’s comments:

…who suggested the Fed may have to buy more Treasurys as he warned about Japan-style deflation. The idea gained momentum, but expectations for a quantitative easing move at this Fed meeting really took off after Friday’s surprisingly weak July employment report.

Actually the debates have been spurred by a paper written by Mr. Bullard titled Seven Faces of “The Peril” in which his comparison of the United States and Japanese economic “similarities and differences” dance around one another in squares and circles with fancy charts, analysis of Seven Case Studies and numerous esoteric comparisons which fill 24 pages of the pdf in a mind-numbing conflagration of confusion. The opening paragraph should advise one of this reality: More

The Wages of Greed Writ Large

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by: Dan Martin (c)copyright 2010

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Fiduciary, schmiduciary – let ‘em eat cake.

During the Senate hearings yesterday (April 27, 2010), this was said:

“A Republican member, Senator Susan M. Collins of Maine, turned from one witness to the next as she asked repeatedly whether they felt a duty to act in the best interest of their clients. Only one of the four witnesses she questioned seemed to affirm such a duty outright.” (NY Times)

WHAT! In the six plus years I was employed as a registered representative of an investment firm, the surest way to be summarily fired was to forget our fiduciary responsibility to our clients.

Remember, I bring only sandbox economics to this discussion. I have no wallpaper beyond my Insurance Agent License and my Registered Representative Licensure. I am not aware if the rules are different for investment banks, but I doubt it.

Common sense tells us that a market that condones deceit and rewards greed is bound to fail eventually, and the people who “made that market” (not unlike a Ponzi Scheme) will not be the ones who pay the price for that failure.

The posture adopted by the Goldman Sachs executives in the hearing is no mystery. Anything they say can be used against them in later proceedings; they do not want to go to prison.

Although we can never recover the immense wealth that has been lost, particularly in our retirement funds, they should be made to pay, nonetheless. Those responsible for the actions leading to this collapse should be facing incarceration in Danville if not, more appropriately, Leavenworth.

If I had chosen for an instant to ignore the best interests of my clients, that is from where I would be writing this.

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