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Secret Treaty Now Threatens Our Way of Life
by Paul Craig Roberts
The economy has been debilitated by the offshoring of middle class jobs for the benefit of corporate profits and by the Federal Reserve’s policy of Quantitative Easing in order to support a few oversized banks that the government protects from market discipline. Not only does QE distort bond and stock markets, it threatens the value of the dollar and has resulted in manipulation of the gold price. See article – click here.
When US corporations send jobs offshore, the GDP, consumer income, tax base, and careers associated with the jobs go abroad with the jobs. Corporations gain the additional profits at large costs to the economy in terms of less employment, less economic growth, reduced state, local and federal tax revenues, wider deficits, and impairments of social services.
When policymakers permitted banks to become independent of market discipline, they made the banks an unresolved burden on the economy. Authorities have provided no honest report on the condition of the banks. It remains to be seen if the Federal Reserve can create enough money to monetize enough debt to rescue the banks without collapsing the US dollar. It would have been far cheaper to let the banks fail and be reorganized. Continue reading How Economists and Policymakers Destroyed Our Economy
New Report Says Walmart’s Guatemalan Sub-contractor Cheated Workers
From ABC News
Guatemalan factory workers making blazers and suits for dozens of well-known American retailers, including Wal-Mart, JCPenney, and Kohl’s, were allegedly deprived of more than $6 million in wages and benefits when their employer abruptly shut down the business last year, according to a report published today.
In case you missed the article on Robert Holmes/Whistleblower
Shocking details have emerged over the weekend regarding the alleged Colorado Batman shooter James Holmes.
Holmes’ father, Robert Holmes, reportedly is a senior lead analyst with FICO, and was scheduled to testify as a whistle-blower in the coming weeks regarding the LIBOR scandal, was was reportedly ready to NAME BIG NAMES involved in the massive global fraud as well as provide evidence to the Senate Banking Committee linking the high level executives to their crimes!
Robert Holmes, the shooting suspect’s father, is a senior lead scientist with FICO, the American credit score company. He was scheduled to testify in the next few weeks before a US Senate panel that is investigating the largest bank fraud scandal in world history. This banking fraud threatens to destabilize and destroy the Western banking system.
Robert Holmes not only uncovered the true intent of the massive LIBOR banking fraud, but his “predictive algorithm model” also traced the trillions of “hidden”dollars to the exact bank accounts of the elite classes who stole it. In other words, Robert Holmes could NAME NAMES!
Those names WOULD AWAKEN THE WORLD to the depth of government and corporate corruption which could include members of Congress, Wall Street, Federal Reserve and EU executives and could even include US Presidential candidates and the British Royal family.
The motives for the massacre are:
1) To silence whistle-blower Robert Holmes whose son is now facing a possible death sentence
2) To influence the upcoming vote on the UN Global Small Arms Treaty which could result in gun confiscation and disarming world citizens. The UN treaty could override national sovereignty and give a license to federal governments to assert preemptive gun control powers over state regulatory powers.
Weird coincidence? Check this out:
BREAKING NEWS: CT School Shooter Killer Link To LIBOR SCANDAL?
The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal. The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low level traders arrested.
New Video Series Exposing the Poisoning of Los Angeles By Leaking Oil and Gas Fields.
A new video series is exposing the poisoning of the people of Los Angeles by leaking oil and gas fields. The Los Angeles basin is covered with oil fields. Most of these fields date back to the early part of the 20th century when Los Angeles had the richest oil fields on earth. Many of these oil fields are still being pumped to this day, and some are now being “fracked”. For over a hundred years dangerous, life-threatening chemicals have been leaking out. There is no count to the number of people who have died horrible deaths from cancer due to these leaking fields. And then there is the explosion factor, with parts of the City literally exploding without notice, killing people instantly, including in recent times a brave fireman. This series is premiering on www.SouthlandNewsBureau. Click below to see Part 1.
U.S. Top Military Brass Under Siege as Corruption and Sex Scandals Roll Out
What are the consequences going to be from the unfolding scandals now rocking the U.S. military command structure? It is clear that morale and confidence are going to take a big hit. Consider a few points:
—General William E. Ward, U.S. Commander of AFRICOM was blasted by the Department of Defense Inspector General for numerous offenses, including “misconduct related to official and unofficial travel”, misused a Government vehicle by allowing his spouse to use a hardened vehicle”, “wasted Government resources”, and much more. Gen. Ward served with AFRICOM from its activation in October 2007 until his departure on March 9, 2011. His travel documents show that he took 79 trips from April 30, 2008 and March 9, 2011, for an astounding 389 days of Temporary Duty, including 273 days in the Continental U.S. The question here is: Who was minding the store? AFRICOM had just been created, with 54 countries under its area, when the revolutions and upheavals of the Arab Spring exploded on December 18, 2010. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunesia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan; and minor protests have occurred in Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Western Sahara. Meanwhile Gen. Ward was traveling around with his wife, much of the time in D.C. having a great time. This is the background to the Benghazi attack which claimed the lives of four Americans. One would think that during this critical time in North Africa that there would have been plenty for Gen. Ward to attend to. Like at his command post.
—Gen. David Petraeus. No need to go into his military record here. Our new CIA director was embroiled in a steamy relationship with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Were they an item while she was traveling with him in Afghanistan? The twisted story of the relationships and actions of the individuals who have been caught up in this scandal reads like a cheap porn-spy novel, and it gets stranger every day. He must also have had a lot of extra time on his hands while CIA Director, because he took the time to write a letter to the Judge supporting Natalie Khawam (Jill Kelley’s twin sister – you know, she’s the one who went to the FBI complaining about threatening emails from Paula Broadwell) who was involved in a bitter child custody fight. Here’s something weird: cops in D.C. say that a jogger found Paula Broadwell’s drivers license in Rock Creek Park! Huh? The things that turn up in Washington D.C. parks. Usually it’s dead bodies, like Chandra Levy, whose remains were found in the very same park in May of 2002. But all this stuff serves to obscure the big story that popped out just before the election: What happened at Benghazi? Did Petraeus cover something up for Obama? Did he agree to hold his resignation until after the election? It is more than interesting that two of the most powerful figures in America, Gen. Petraeus of the CIA, and Christopher Kubasik, CEO of Lockheed, the biggest defense contractor, resigned almost on the same day, both because of sex scandals. What are the odds of that? Don’t ask me, go to Vegas for that one.
—Gen John Allen. Now things really get weird. Gen. Allen took over in Afghanistan in July, 2011. He also turns out to be a “friend” of Jill Kelley. Wow! Jill and Natalie sure had a lot of “friends” among the highest ranking Brass in the U.S. military forces. What the hell were they up to? Were these two twin sisters (both from Lebanon) running some kind of a dating service to introduce middle eastern women to American military officers? Jill Kelley and Gen. Allen were exchanging 20-30,000 emails? Are you kidding me? Who’s running the war? To send that volume of stuff, the guy must be tweeting her while he’s shaving, in conferences, while planning attacks, pushing buttons to launch drones, talking to the President, tweeting every second of the day like some drooling punk at Starbucks. It’s unimaginable, but the men-folk want to know how he does it. Forget about having one girl friend, a guy with those skills could be running 100 chicks at one time. Thumbs, do your stuff!
I know, I know, I’ve gone over the cliff on this one. But consider this: Jill Kelley is some kind of special State Department Liaison to the Joint Special Operations Command. The very same group that worked with the CIA and the Pentagon to investigate the attack on the Benghazi Compound. Say what? Was Jill in on that investigation? What does she know about Benghazi, and when did she know it? Is she some kind of spook? A mole for some Middle Eastern country? She has run up supposedly tens of thousands of dollars in debt to throw all those parties down at her mansion in Florida. Some press accounts say she has had two properties foreclosed and has boo-ku credit card debt. One account said the Kelley’s debt was in the million dollar range, or more. What a bunch of party animals.
And then there’s the whole mystery of the emails from Paula Broadwell. Threatening her to “stay away from my man” type of emails, sent anonymously of course. So Jill goes to one of her “friends”, this time a powerful FBI man, Frederick Humphries. He has a strong background in the national security state, involved in big anti-terrorism stuff, like the so-called “Millennium Plot” to blow up LAX, the international airport in Los Angeles. Jill talks Humphries into tracing the anonymous emails to find out who is “threatening” her. He gets the cyber squad and tracks the emails back to Paula Broadwell and then finds out about Gen. Petraeus. Stop right here for a moment for a pause of sanity. Take a deep breath. Now believe me, if you call the FBI and say that you are getting some threatening emails about a personal relationship you are having, and you want them to check it out for you, guess what the FBI is going to do? They are going to hang up on you. They don’t care about your personal problems, they have other things to do. And they will tell you not to call back and bother them again. But Jill is connected. One phone call, baby, and the wheels start turning.
So FBI man Humphries finds out about Petraeus. He reports it, but not much happens. The election is coming. So in October he allegedly decides to move things forward himself. He goes to the Romney campaign, to a contact he had when he was in Washington State, Congressman Dave Reichert. What happens next is scary. Reichert sends Humphries to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who turns the matter over to FBI Director Robert Mueller! Humphries is screwed. He’s not just thrown under the bus by the Republicans, but he’s flattened by a 100 ton bulldozer. The October Surprise is safe, the Benghazi secrets are safe, the Petraeus resignation is safe, Obama is safe….. until after the election. And what happened to Humphries? No one in the outside world knows. The FBI says they are “reviewing” his conduct, he has been re-assigned. Yeah, like to Guantanamo.
Is the Nation now governed by an army of Narcissistic Leaders? The Harvard Business Review just published a piece by Jeffrey Pfeffer. He says that a lot of the men leading the country and the business world are characterized by traits of dominance, self-confidence, a sense of entitlement, grandiosity and low empathy. They are narcissistic, self-absorbed power freaks. Is this country doomed to be run by these types? Are we headed back to the good old days of Feudalism, the days of powerful rulers and sorry serfs? Some claim that even Obama is in that camp. It’s a good bet that in the following weeks we are going to see and hear a lot more about “Sexgate” and the travails of the rich, the famous, and the once-powerful. Walking down the road to our new Capitol, Narcissism City, one can’t help thinking about the troops, the boots on the ground, the pilots, the sailors. One guy on a blog commented about Gen. Ward. He said if an enlisted man had done what the General did, he would be in jail forever. What about the other generals? Is this show going to end soon? The troops have to be thinking hard right now. I’m risking my butt out here for this? For our leadership to be cavorting around in this fashion? Time to dump out the rot and get back to business. Narcissism belongs in Hollywood, not on the battlefield.
Posted by Robert S. Newport, Jr.
“SEXGATE” Time Line
Are CIA -Army Sex Scandals Linked to Contract Fraud and
Ensuing Corporate Sex Scandals?
Here is the Time Line Ver. 1.0
Suzannah B. Troy, a New York community activist and blogger (http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com) thinks that there is a connection between all these military – CIA sex scandals, corporate sex scandals, and massive contractor fraud and bidding over-runs. We tracked down her comments and put things in a time-line of sorts so that researchers and investigators can easily start looking to see if there is any connection between all these events. This will be updated as the scandal widens.
2005: Hewlitt-Packard awarded a contract on New York’s 911 Unified Call Center. The project was estimated to cost $1.3 billion dollars and be completed by 2007.
August 6, 2010: Hewlitt-Packard CEO and President Mark Hurd resigns after a sexual harassment blow up involving former reality TV actress Jodie Fisher. Hurd received $12.2 million in severance, plus stock options estimated to be $34.6 million.
March 14, 2012: N.Y. Times (http://www.NYTimes.com) article reports that the CityTime project in New York, which was to modernize the payroll system, was plagued by widespread fraud. The project started out at $73 million and ballooned to nearly $700 million. Under an agreement that lets them off the hook for Federal prosecution, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) agreed to reimburse the City of New York a whopping 80% of the money it spent on the project; with penalties it is $500 million in restitution.
May 31, 2012: Spectrum (http://spectrum.ieee.org) reports that N.Y. City Comptroller John Liu stated that Hewlett-Packard, the initial prime contractor on the city’s 911 Unified Call System had committed potential fraud and had over-billed as much as $163 million. The project started out in 2005, estimated cost $1.3 billion and completion in 2007. Now they say cost is $2.3 billion and completion date in 2015. Question: How many lives would have been saved during the recent hurricane Sandy if the call system had been in operation as it should have been?
June 25, 2012: Federal News Radio (http://www.federalnewsradio.com) reports that SAIC had filed a protest with the GAO (Government Accountability Office) saying that they should have gotten the $4.6 billion dollar bid on a contract to continue work on the Global Information Grid, a project for the Defense Information Systems Agency. SAIC was bidding against Lockheed for this project. Possibly the fraud charges in New York had something to do with the Defense Department awarding the contract to Lockheed instead of SAIC.
August 30, 2012: N.Y. Times (http://www.NYTimes.com) reports that SAIC planned to divide itself into 2 separate publicly traded companies. One company will be their government services, and the other company will be for national security technology, health and engineering.
October 2, 2012: Federal News Radio reported that the GAO denied the protest filed by SAIC and the contract with Lockheed stays in place
October 3, 2012: Lockheed News (http://www.lockheedmartin.com) reports that it has received a $4.6 billion dollar Defense Information Systems Agency Contract. This beat out the bid from SAIC, which had run the program since 2001.
November 6, 2012: N.Y. Post (http://nypost.com) says that the N.Y. 911 Unified Call System is a 2 Billion dollar fiasco
November 6, 2012: CIA General David Petraeus resigns over a sex scandal, having an adulterous affair with a married woman who wrote his biography. Did Gen. Petraeus have anything to do with the DISA’s Global Information Grid?
November 12, 2012: BizJournal (http://www.bizjournals.com) reports Lockheed CEO Christopher Kubasik, who was to become Lockheed Martin Corp.’s CEO in January 2013, resigned after an investigation found he had a personal relationship with a subordinate. In plain English, sex scandal. He will receive $3.5 million in separation payments.
Posted by Uncle Paulie
Here is a classic case of the public being convinced that ignorance is bliss. The campaign to compel the producers of genetically modified food to identify their products so that the public will be able to make informed choices in their selection of what they (we) eat has failed to pass. One can only conclude that the Monsanto campaign has convinced the voting public that it is best not to be informed.
Monsanto is attempting to take over and monopolize the food supply! This organization is engaged in activities that are flagrantly monopolistic and prosecutable under RICO statutes. To spell it out, that means Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization. Monsanto supplied the funding for the campaign against labeling its products. In the last 2 weeks before election a massive disinformation effort was launched to successfully keep us all in the dark about what we are eating.
Ignorance prevails; that’s what the public wants.