Weekend Blog Post: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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There is so much turmoil and confusion going on in the world that glorious photos seem to draw me in these days. Here’s a beautiful photograph of dandelions opening up. It speaks to me because of its stillness and wonder of nature.

In the weekend blog, I share stuff that matters. If you want to know what is really going on in the world, you must follow the money. Now, how confusing is that??!!!

This week I came across an article about just that! It’s about our money system and how it works. I find it to be quite accurate. I question only the comment about the last free President , who I believe was John F. Kennedy. For those of you who have been unaware of what has been going on, this is a good place to start. It will give you the background of what has really been going on. Perhaps it will show you a path to our ‘real’ history.

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… by *Lee Wanta (Edited by Preston James, Ph.D.)
July 30, 2014
Source: Veterans Today

The Federal Reserve System (aka the “Fed”), a bank franchisee of the City of London private Zionist Bankers, is now cornered and in a predicament with no simple solution possible.

It is like the tree trimmer cutting off the limb he is standing on or the painter painting himself into a corner with no way out.

This impasse has no apparent solution for these Private Federal Reserve “Officials” and the real World Zionist Powers behind them (whom they serve).

The Federal Reserve System has operated as an Unregulated Checkbook for an out of control, out of touch, bought-off Congress that takes its marching orders from Israeli espionage fronts and wealthy lobbying groups inside America like AIPAC.

These Israel Espionage Fronts inside America are controlled by the World Zionists operating out of the City of London Financial District, a separate country with its own Police Force and Ambassadors.

Normally any governmental spending body such as Congress would be limited by the amount of taxes collected, and would have to balance its books like any normal family. However, because the Federal Reserve System issues as much money as Congress wants to borrow, there have been no real Congressional spending limits ever established.

The alleged debt owed by Americans (with interest accruing constantly) to this private Federal Reserve System is now estimated to have exceeded 14 trillions USDollars, or approximately five times the current annual Congressional Budget, a staggering total, and approximately one year of America’s Gross National Product.

And the most startling thing about this supposed “National Debt” is that is clearly Illegal, Unconstitutional, and actually imaginary. Yes, that’s right, Americans cannot be legally charged Interest or Principal for using their own money.

How did this illegal Ponzi scheme ever develop and why would our Congress allow such a fraud to be perpetrated?

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Our Founding Fathers intended the USG to have a very limited role and to be financed from Excise and Import taxes, never a personal income tax. There was a secret Coup d’ etat in 1913 when the City of London Secret Agents were able to get their illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act passed in the U.S. Congress with no Quorum present on a Friday night before Christmas.(1)

Numerous Members of Congress were influenced, bribed and even coerced to go along with this intended Legislation being covertly promoted by the City of London Rothschild Zionist private Central bankers.

The rest is history and is a secret most sordid one at that. The Federal Reserve Board run by the individual Banking Families who own the stock is a closely guarded secret. This Board has no USG oversight and is beyond the current reach of the USG as long as Congress, the Judiciary and the Administration refuses to enforce the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Rule of Law.

Consequently, the the City of London Zionist Bankers have been able to remotely control the American Economy by determining Monetary Policy and setting Interest Rates and determining how much money is issued. This unregulated issuance of money and the providing of it to greedy Members of Congress to distribute to their campaign sponsors and “special friends” through special interest legislation has resulted in a complete disconnect between Congressional Spending and any true financial reality.

It is now generally recognized by Political Insiders that immense kickbacks are provided in very creative ways to those that vote for this “Special Interest, Corporate Welfare” legislation. These kickbacks are often disguised as very liberal honorariums for short meaningless speech appearances, large PAC campaign donations, special all-paid junkets, lucrative revolving-door jobs and consultancies, and even special deposits to offshore accounts.

And beside the so-called “Money” issued (FIAT money issued and put into circulation and use by the Federal Reserve System), is not real money at all, but consists of Debt-based FIAT monetary Notes which USG laws have mandated must be accepted as legal tender for all debts inside America. Yes, technically a Note is a loan for which the Principal and the Interest must be repaid. Thus all the Interest and Principal paid back to the Federal Reserve System is truly “Money for Nothing.”

A very crafty trick.

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This is truly a Very Crafty Trick performed by the private Central Bankers to acquire the wealth of the users of their FIAT debt-note money. Americans used to have real money issued that was redeemable in Gold and Silver.

They were called USDollars and were either Gold Certificates or Silver Certificates. But all that changed when President Nixon changed the USDollar to have no real backing by Gold and Silver anymore as he negotiated an international agreement for the USDollar to become the US Petro Dollar and be used for all crude Oil Transactions and serve as the World’s Reserve Currency.

Making money from Nothing.

What this means now in practical terms that when the Federal Reserve System creates “Money” and puts it into circulation and use, it retains ownership of the Principal and expects it to be repaid with Interest which constantly accrues. This is what the so-called National Debt consists of and is clearly financial fraud since FIAT/fake currency is not real money and is not allowed to masqueraded as such by the US Constitution. Calling issued debt-notes money is the biggest trick ever perpetrated against the American public and perhaps the greatest financial fraud in history against the American Citizen. Certainly Madoff should be proud of his Federal Reserve System Associates and is a “chip off the old block” so to say.

World’s largest Ponzi Scheme.

The Federal Reserve System has become the World’s greatest Ponzi Scheme because it has issued an absurd amount of money to Congress to spend like drunken sailors all over the World. In fact so many American debt-notes aka “US Petro Dollars” have been spent and disbursed all over the world that experts now believe that eventually, if not sooner than later, the value of the US Petro Dollar will easily descend to almost nothing.

This descent to minimal value will likely be greatly accelerated when the BRICS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK comes on line in the near future. The US Petro Dollar has functioned as the World’s Reserve Currency ever since an arrangement was negotiated by President Richard Nixon who took America off the Gold Standard at that time. But once the BRICS System goes live, many economic experts expect the Worldwide USDollar Derivatives System, the largest Ponzi scheme in History, to collapse like a house of cards. Once this happens there is likely to be a catastrophic collapse in the value of the USDollar and it will become unlinked to oil sales and will no longer be the World’s Reserve Currency.

Now for the really bad news.

As of right now there are supposedly 139 nations that have signed onto the BRICS System, either by actually signing the Agreement or sending a Letter of Intent to do so. This now includes Germany, France, Australia and picture this, even the UK.

It is no secret that the BRICS System originated in the imagination of the leaders of Russia, China and Brazil who felt that they had been used and abused due to the USD being used against them.

Much of the World now feels that America has used the US Petro Dollar as a means to abuse them economically and politically and want to completely detach all their trade from it and eliminate the great advantage American economy has had from their debt-notes being accepted as the World’s Reserve Currency.

Perhaps the USG view the BRICS phenomena as the pet-project of President Putin and the Russian Federation and is now attempting to start a New Cold War despite the fact that the Soviet Union and Russian Bolshevism no longer exists in the Russian Federation, only in the City of London where it originated, and in Israel, the sole surviving nation-state remnant of Russian Bolshevism.

How did this illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve System which claims to be a Bank and a Cash Reserve, when it is neither, get themselves and America into this current impasse and unresolvable debacle in the first place?

This was all accomplished through political intrigue and covert operations run by the City of London Rothschild run Zionist Central bankers. it was also accomplished by a partnership between Big Oil run by the World Zionists and the private Federal Reserve System. Here is the part that is hard for most to fathom. The Zionist controlled Big Oil companies have used America’s debt-note system as political and financial cover to enslave the world and make many millions complete debt-slaves to the City of London Bankers and their stateside franchisee the Federal Reserve System.

Accountability is perhaps right around the corner.

The Federal Reserve System’s proxy hold on the World is now facing a sudden catastrophic end. Those who created and still run this huge Ponzi scheme and fraud against the American people and the World, are going to fall flat on their faces and be fully exposed. They are likely to then be held accountable for this immense financial fraud and theft of the ages upon America and the World.

Unless……….they create some immediate catastrophic cover and use this as a means to activate their World Zionist secret police occupation force DHS inside America.

Serious options for the Bankster Kingpins to be able to head-off a very serious problem of impending and complete accountability to the public they have asset stripped of most of their wealth, jobs and futures.

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If the US Petro Dollar collapses and a catastrophic Global reset occurs as is expected (unless somehow mitigated), those bankers responsible will be fingered and held accountable one way or another unless they do something major.

Their options include starting a nuclear WW3 with the Russian Federation and/or China, instituting a major epidemic that kills many millions inside America, or starting a new American Civil War between their Zionist Occupation force Homeland Security (DHS) and the American Gun Owners, hunters, Veterans, Patriots and folks who have “woken up” to the USG scam and major illegal power grab since 1913 and the USG Assassination of JFK.

The USG is now working hard to start a major war with Putin and the Russian Federation over Crimea using Cutout Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. She has admitted that the USG has already funneled 5 Billion USD to the Ukraine Leaders, and many experts view this as money to support Terrorist actions and attacks against Pro-Russian Federation people living in the Ukraine, especially Crimea.

Putin, the consummate Statesman, doesn’t show his cards, but perhaps holds a full hand.

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So far, Putin has shown himself to be a true Statesman and has avoided the USG provocations which are clearly dictated by the City of London World Zionists. It should be pointed out that it is probably not a wise choice to continue these provocations unless the USG truly wants a nuclear WW3, since experts who know Putin personally, claim that he will become a very resourceful and competent opponent in any forced war effort against the Russian Federation.

So far there appears to be an unwillingness in the High Command of the US Military to engage in any Nuclear WW3 with the Russian Federation. If such is ordered I suspect there will be stalling and recommendations that further analysis and space based satellite Intel must be reviewed carefully.

Avoidance of accountability for this inter-generational group of Zionists that seized America in a secret Coup d’ etat in 1913 with the passage of the illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act is dependent on the Zionists getting complete control over America, disarming all Americans, and instituting of martial law using their Secret Police Occupation Army inside America, Homeland Security (DHS).

If they fail in this, basically its over for them and their evil spell on America will be forever broken and millions will demand justice. And as the masses demand justice they will insist on prosecutions of all involved, bankers and Politicians and actions to “claw-back” all the alleged lawful BAILOUT funding, as well as the complete cancellation of all the USG deficit which is a phony debt anyhow.

It would be an understatement to describe these perps who run this huge Ponzi Scheme as in a state of ongoing panic. Normally their Hubris would deaden any such anxiety or fear, but this time they can easily imagine their whole system coming down upon them like a House of Cards blown apart by the BRICS System as soon as it comes on line.

The World Zionists tried to draw our Great Nation America into another major war for Israel and the Multinational Oil companies.

President Obama is caught right in the middle of all this. His current strategy is to beg for an impeachment attempt which he knows will be blocked in the US Senate where he has a clear majority of Democrats. He believes this will strengthen his position and he can say, “See I am the real President and cannot be impeded any longer.” Then perhaps he plans to keep instituting what he can’t get Congress to do using “Executive Orders” which many view as illegitimate, unlawful and Unconstitutional.

Actually he is not really the President at all and neither were any others supposedly elected after President Ronald Reagan became President on January 20 1989 after winning his election.(2) Lately President Obama has been threatening Putin and the Russian Federation with serious sanctions. This has been unwise because Putin and other nations have countered by making huge Intel dumps into the public sector of exceedingly embarrassing incriminating information related to the hijacking and asset stripping of America by World Zionists working out of the City of London and their use of Nuclear Blackmail to manipulate and control numerous US presidents since Ronald Reagan.

European Allies are ditching America at an unprecedented rate as never before.

The US Administration and the AIPAC controlled members of Congress were hoping that Germany and France would join the US sanctions against the Russian Federation. No dice, they both buy a great deal of oil and Natural gas from the Russian Federation and understand such an actions would be stupid, easily ending up doubling their pricing of such, or even higher.

Conclusion:

There are numerous Intel insiders and true Patriot “Intel Cowboys — White Hats”, members of the High Military Command and many others who are working to restore the American Dollar to what it should rightfully be, real true Constitutional money, backed by Gold and other commodities. This coming major World Financial Reset should more realistically be called a World Monetary “Restart” or “Re-grouping” rather than “Reset.”

The final result of all this is likely to be a major Restart and Re-grouping of monetary and credit policy inside America and a restoration of Constitutional Currency without offshore, City of London controlled foreign invaders disguised as bankers. As long as cooler heads prevail and prevent the World Zionist invaders and hijackers of America from starting a nuclear WW3, a major new war in the Mideast or the Ukraine, or Homeland Security from provoking a major Civil War inside America, it looks like Americans will see a return of the real USDollar, real United States Constitutional Money.

*Lee Wanta was a former Presidential Secret Agent under the Totten Doctrine [92 U.S. 105, 107 (1875), National Security Decision – Directive Number 166, dated March 27, 1985, inter alia] under U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan, whom some experts consider to be our last legally and duly elected President. Ambassador Wanta served – under Presidential Mandate – as a close personal consultant to President Reagan and was credited with having a major role engineering an end to the Soviet Union Cold War and the “tearing down of the Iron Curtain”. Ambassador Wanta negotiated a ground-breaking Agreement of Cooperation between the United States of America and the new Russian Federation. This historical Agreement was a notable win/win situation based on a new mutual respect for each other’s borders. An important Part of this Agreement was to never interfere with nations bordering each other’s country, which the USG is now violating. Ambassador Wanta’s remarkable story is now revealed in detail for the first time in a book authored by his biographer, Marilyn MaGruder Barnewell, titled, “Wanta! Black Swan,White Hat”, and numerous articles written about his detailed plans to revitalize America which have been published on http://www.veteranstoday.com.(3)

References:

(1) http://www.amazon.com/The-Creature-Jekyll-Island-Federal/dp/0912986212

(2) http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/11/10/was-ronald-reagan-the-last-duly-elected-president/

(3) http://wantarevelations.com/wanta-black-swan-white-hat/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/18/isa-ukraine-part-three-update-the-cold-war-continues-contrary-to-the-destabilization-of-the-evil-empire/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/09/isa_ukraine-part-ii-update-the-cold-war-continues-contrary-to-the-destabilization-of-the-evil-empire/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/02/isa_ukraine-the-cold-war-continues-contrary-to-the-destablization-of-the-evil-empire/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/21/lee-wanta-american-hero/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/01/05/the-wanta-reconstructing-america-plan/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/28/high-speed-rail/

Addendum: (Note: Fair use only for intellectual discussion)

True News Update: 30 July 2014.

Folks, I SWEAR…you just can’t make this stuff up! Even if you found one of Hollywood’s worst screen writers, and asked them to concoct a plot that would start World War III…even they wouldn’t try to pass any of this stuff off as being plausible…but then again, this isn’t a movie, it’s real life, and it’s messy, and here are the FACTS as we know them now:

1.) In 2010: Brazil, Russia, China and India formed a new international trading bloc called BRIC.

2.) In 2011, South Africa joined this union and it was renamed BRICS.

3.) As of 2013: the five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people which is 40% of the world population, with a combined nominal GDP of $16.039 trillion (20% world GDP) and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. As of 2014, the BRICS nations represented 18 percent of the world economy.

4.) In 2013: During the fifth BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, the member countries agreed to create a global financial institution which they intended to rival the western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

5.) In 2013: In December, BRICS member Russia and Ukraine agreed to a $15-billion loan and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian natural gas.

6.) In 2013: In December, Ukraine turned down an EU loan of $15 billion because it came with too many bad conditions…such as 50% energy hikes to its peoples, and the selling off to both EU and US all state owned companies.

7.) In 2014: In February, a US-backed coup overthrew Ukraine’s elected government and installed a right-wing government friendly to the US and EU.

8.) In 2014: In March, Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine and joined the Russian Federation.

9.) In 2014: In March, a number of Russian speaking regions in eastern Ukraine declared their independence…WAR BEGINS!

Now to TRULY understand what is going on in Ukraine you have to understand that being there is like being in Chicago during the 1920′s-1930′s when gang warfare ruled everyone’s life.

But, instead of Al Capone fighting it out with Dutch Shultz, in Ukraine you have the neo-Nazi western gangs battling it out against the Russian eastern gangs.

That’s right…Ukraine is now, and has been for decades, one of the most corrupt nations in the world ruled by powerful gangs (both east and west) who if their leaders aren’t in prison, they are ruling the country!

For anyone wanting to believe, REALLY BELIEVE, that Russia wants any part of eastern Ukraine you couldn’t be more mistaken. For example…how many of you would want to own Detroit, Newark, Baltimore…or any other such dilapidated, antiquated and corrupt area?

On the other hand…how many Americans would fight to defend Detroit, Newark or Baltimore if the Mexicans invaded and started to kill off their citizens?

More simply put….eastern Ukraine (indeed the whole country) is a proverbial “tar baby” that NO ONE REALLY WANTS…EVER!

So if no one really wants Ukraine, you ask, why is about to cause World War III?

Simple…nearly all of the energy supplies that flow from Russia to the EU go through it.

Even worse (at least for the US), Russia is preparing to start selling its energy supplies to the EU in anything other than the US Dollar!

But guess what? That’s right! If the US controls Ukraine’s pipelines it can also control what currency the EU nations pay for it!

Last year, you may remember, the US attempted this same Great Game gambit when they tried to overthrow the Syrian government in order to “clear a path” for Qatar and Saudi Arabia gas pipelines to connect with Turkey’s thus bypassing Russia.

That still hasn’t worked out so far, has it?

So with their being blocked in both Syria and Ukraine from achieving their goal of continuing their US Dollar hegemony…what’s the poor US superpower supposed to do?

START WORLD WAR III!!!

Now the US is trying to convince you that Putin is the reincarnation of Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan…you name it!

Putin, while leading his Russian hordes, Obama wants you to believe, is responsible for EVERYTHING! He bombs babies…he shoots down planes…he (maybe) even killed Santa Claus!

Proof you ask? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE TO ASK THAT QUESTION?

To even question Obama and his media acolytes is akin to treason….like those members of the United States Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) who sent a letter to the President yesterday basically telling him: “ARE YOU NUTS?”

Or some of the top financial experts in the US who this week warned that World War III is coming. Such as Billionaire hedge fund manager Kyle Bass who said:

“Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.”

But not worry too much Folks! After all, Obama and his “friends” are going to sanction Russia until they collapse!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

Russia wrote the BOOK on how a large nation survives sanctions…and over the past quarter century has insulated itself to such a degree that no one can really hurt it.

And don’t forget….why should Russia care about the US or EU when it’s got as it’s

customers China, India, all of South America, and just about every other semi-developing nation (i.e. growing) nation on Earth as its customers?

Remember…Russia has oodles and oodles of things other nations (especially growing ones) need…like really cheap oil and gas, iron, steel, precious metals, wood, you name it, it has it all!

Now for any Americans who REALLY want to believe that the EU is going to join World War III against Russia…THINK AGAIN!

Right about now, in fact, the people in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy would most likely join with Russia in fighting against the EU! After all, they’ve nothing better to do since almost all of them are out of work anyway.

So here’s the bottom line folks….wars get starting (especially really big ones) for the stupidest and smallest of reasons that NO ONE sees coming. And the ONLY protection against them is not starting them in the first place!

Now I’m here to tell you that this one can be stopped too! You just have to STOP believing the propaganda being heaped on you and listen to the truth!

And once you know the truth…tell your leaders their game is up and you’re not going to put up with it this time!

(See below for Links you need to know about)

Russia, China, India Ready to Launch Rival to World Bank

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-china-india-ready-launch-rival-world-bank-258058

US Dollar’s Days Are Numbered as BRICS Meet

http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140715/190943464/US-Dollars-Days-Are-Numbered-as-BRICS-Meet.html

France lashes out against US dollar, calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies

http://rt.com/business/170864-france-balance-dollar-bnp/

Currency Wars Intensify As Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-29/currency-wars-intensify-russia-buys-186-tonnes-gold-june

Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

http://www.infowars.com/top-financial-experts-say-world-war-3-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it/

American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-29/senior-us-intelligence-officers-obama-should-release-ukraine-evidence

Australian govt blindfolds citizens with ‘unprecedented’ media gag order – WikiLeaks

http://rt.com/news/176580-wikileaks-australian-media-gag/

a move to restrict Russia’s access to EU capital markets, new sanctions ban EU nationals and companies to buy or sell new bonds, equity or similar financial instruments with a maturity exceeding 90 days, issued by state-owned Russian banks, development banks, their subsidiaries and those acting on their behalf.

http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140729/191452116/EU-Confirms-New-Economic-Sanctions-Against-Moscow.html

Russia’s Top Import Partners

http://www.worldstopexports.com/russias-top-import-partners/2338

Russia’s Top 10 Exports

http://www.worldstopexports.com/russias-top-10-exports/2350

U.S. Exports to World Total by 2004 – 2013

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/product/enduse/exports/c0000.html

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/30/us-europe-russia-trade-poland-idUSKBN0FZ12220140730

Oil Deals Make Putin Immune to Sanctions

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-07-14/oil-deals-make-putin-immune-to-sanctions

Rosneft agreed to purchase drilling and oilfield service assets owned by Weatherford International in Venezuela as part of Rosneft’s development of its energy service business.

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/28/why-putin-was-in-latin-america/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherford_International

Oil and gas companies want Washington to believe that fracking can save Ukraine from Russia. It can’t.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/ukraine-russia-fracking-putin

Ukraine: Stop! Thief! Stop!

Kiev’s hastily assembled, post-coup coalitions couldn’t hold, and Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk threw in the towel last Thursday. On his way out, news stories said, the PM expressed his “disappointment with Ukrainian parliament’s decision to reject a bill that allows the government to hand over up to 49 percent of the country’s gas transport system to investors from the European Union and the United States.”

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/anne-williamson/the-looting-of-eurasia-by-the-west/

Ukraine’s pipelines will lose 50% of value when South Stream starts

http://rt.com/business/176308-gas-pipeline-ukraine-cheaper/

Huge US Military Buildup In Ukraine

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2014/07/mother-of-all-bombshells-huge-us.html#.U9jg4ZUg_IV

Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/-sp-ukraine-rebel-igor-bezler-interview-demon

Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/moscow-russia-violated-cold-war-nuclear-treaty-iskander-r500-missile-test-us

Weekend Blog Post: Saturday, September 6, 2014

guatemala

Sharing stuff that matters.

This week I came across this article about a small country in Central America whose indigenous people stood up to the government about something very wrong that was about to happen to that country.

Mexico to the North and West. Belize to the Northeast. Honduras to the East. El Salvador to the Southeast. Guatemala is a country that has been plagued for centuries with hardship and poverty. And, yet…

Here’s an article about the power of the people. People who took a stand against greed and corruption. To protect their environment. To protect their food.

See what you think?

Published: September 3, 2014

2012: What’s the ‘real’ truth?

 

The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial ‘Monsanto Law,’ a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered” new plant varieties.

The Constitutional Court suspended on Friday the law – passed in June and due to go into effect on Sept. 26 – after a writ of amparo was filed by the Guatemalan Union, Indigenous and Peasant Movement, which argued the law would harm the nation, LaVoz reported.

The Court’s decision came after several Guatemalan parliamentarians from both the governing Patriotic Party and the opposition party Renewed Democratic Freedom said they would consider repealing the law after outcry from a diverse cross-section of Guatemalans.

The decision also offers interested parties 15 days to present their arguments pertaining to the law in front of the Constitutional Court. Members of both political parties said they would present motions to resist the law.

The ‘Law for the Protection of New Plant Varieties,’ dubbed the ‘Monsanto Law’ by critics for its formidable seed-privatization provisions, is an obligation for all nations that signed the 2005 CAFTA-DR free trade agreement between Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. The agreement requires signatories to adhere to the International Convention for the Protection of New Plant Varieties.

The law offers producers of transgenic seeds, often corporate behemoths like Monsanto, strict property rights in the event of possession or exchange of original or harvested seeds of protected varieties without the breeder’s authorization. A breeder’s right extends to “varieties essentially derived from the protected variety,” thus, a hybrid of a protected and unprotected seed belongs to the protected seed’s producer.

The Rural Studies Collective (Cer-Ixim) warned that the law would monopolize agriculture processes, severely threaten food sovereignty – especially those of indigenous peoples – and would sacrifice national biodiversity “under the control of domestic and foreign companies.”

The National Alliance for Biodiversity Protection said in July that the law is unconstitutional “because it violates the rights of peoples. It will benefit transnational seed companies such as Monsanto, Duwest, Dupont, Syngenta, etc.”

“According to this law, the rights of plant breeders are superior to the rights of peoples to freely use seeds,” the Alliance said in a statement.

“It’s a direct attack on the traditional knowledge, biodiversity, life, culture, rural economy and worldview of Peoples, and food sovereignty,” the Alliance added.

Anyone who violates the law, wittingly or not, could face a prison term of one to four years, and fines of US$130 to $1,300.

It is unclear what options the Guatemalan government has given the obligations under CAFTA-DR. The US would likely put pressure on the nation to pass the law, part of a global effort using trade agreements to push further corporate control over trade sectors like agriculture in the name of modernization. Upon further refusal, the US could drop Guatemala from the trade agreement.

Weekend Blog Post: Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sharing stuff that matters.

I have become suspicious of all this Main Stream Media (MSM) anti-Russian talk of Vladimir Putin and how he seemingly singlehandedly is destroying our world. It appears the anti-Russian sanctions are becoming bolder by the second, and so a famous saying crept into the corners of my mind: “Methinks thou doth protest too much.”

Perhaps there is another point of view out there. And, so I did some research and have come across this article. “Who Really Is Vladimir Putin? This May Surprise You.” It is a collection of some American observations of Putin before he came into power in the 1990’s.

Posted by: Lada Ray  August 5, 2014

As the anti-Russian howling and barking of the American MSM and politicians gets more and more deafening, as the anti-Russian sanctions get more and more audacious and the vilifying of Russia and Putin goes into an overdrive, perhaps there are other voices out there as well. The presstitutes of the Western MSM won’t give the podium to these voices, furtively pretending they don’t exist. Even some of the so-called alternative media in the US is anti-Russian, or is timidly shying away from the subject.
But different voices, although quiet, do exist. Is this proof that perhaps there are some healthy and honest forces still left in the USA? Below are recollections of those Americans who actually met Putin well before his rise, during the turbulent and disastrous 1990s. Who is really Vladimir Putin? What you’ll read below may surprise you!

Thank you – Spasibo – to Paul Plane of The Plane Truth show on the Time Monk Radio for providing this material!

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Recollections of the Americans who met Vladimir Putin in the 1990s

The year was 1992: It was two years after the implosion of communism; the place was St.Petersburg. For years I had been creating programs to open up relations between the two countries and hopefully to help Soviet people to get beyond their entrenched top-down mentalities. A new program possibility emerged in my head. Since I expected it might require a signature from the Marienskii City Hall, an appointment was made. My friend Volodya Shestakov and I showed up at a side door entrance to the Marienskii building. We found ourselves in a small, dull brown office, facing a rather trim nondescript man in a brown suit. He inquired about my reason for coming in. After scanning the proposal I provided he began asking intelligent questions. After each of my answers, he asked the next relevant question. I became aware that this interviewer was different from other Soviet bureaucrats who always seemed to fall into chummy conversations with foreigners with hopes of obtaining bribes in exchange for the Americans’ requests. CCI stood on the principle that we would never, never give bribes. This bureaucrat was open, inquiring, and impersonal in demeanor. After more than an hour of careful questions and answers, he quietly explained that he had tried hard to determine if the proposal was legal, then said that unfortunately at the time it was not. A few good words about the proposal were uttered. That was all. He simply and kindly showed us to the door. Out on the sidewalk, I said to my colleague, “Volodya, this is the first time we have ever dealt with a Soviet bureaucrat who didn’t ask us for a trip to the US or something valuable!” I remember looking at his business card in the sunlight––it read Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

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December 31, 1999: With no warning, at the turn of the year, President Boris Yeltsin made the announcement to the world that from the next day forward he was vacating his office and leaving Russia in the hands of an unknown Vladimir Putin. On hearing the news, I thought surely not the Putin I remembered––he could never lead Russia. The next day a NYT article included a photo. Yes, it was the same Putin I’d met years ago! I was shocked and dismayed, telling friends, “This is a disaster for Russia, I’ve spent time with this guy, he is too introverted and too intelligent––he will never be able to relate to Russia’s masses.” Further, I lamented: “For Russia to get up off of its knees, two things must happen: 1) The arrogant young oligarchs have to be removed by force from the Kremlin, and 2) A way must be found to remove the regional bosses (governors) from their fiefdoms across Russia’s 89 regions”. It was clear to me that the man in the brown suit would never have the instincts or guts to tackle Russia’s overriding twin challenges.

February 2000: Almost immediately, Putin began putting Russia’s oligarchs on edge. In February a question about the oligarchs came up; he clarified with a question and his answer: “What should be the relationship with the so-called oligarchs? The same as anyone else. The same as the owner of a small bakery or a shoe repair shop.” This was the first signal that the tycoons would no longer be able to flaunt government regulations or count on special access in the Kremlin. It also made the West’s capitalists nervous. After all, these oligarchs were wealthy untouchable businessmen––good capitalists, never mind that they got their enterprises illegally and were putting their profits in offshore banks.
Four months later Putin called a meeting with the oligarchs and gave them his deal: They could keep their illegally-gained wealth-producing Soviet enterprises and they would not be nationalized …. IF taxes were paid on their revenues and if they personally stayed out of politics. This was the first of Putin’s “elegant solutions” to the near impossible challenges facing the new Russia. But the deal also put Putin in crosshairs with US media and officials who then began to champion the oligarchs, particularly Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The latter became highly political, didn’t pay taxes, and prior to being apprehended and jailed was in the process of selling a major portion of Russia’s largest private oil company, Yukos Oil, to Exxon Mobil. Unfortunately, to U.S. media and governing structures, Khodorkovsky became a martyr (and remains so up to today).

March 2000: I arrived in St.Petersburg. A Russian friend (a psychologist) since 1983 came for our usual visit. My first question was, “Lena what do you think about your new president?” She laughed and retorted, “Volodya! I went to school with him!” She began to describe Putin as a quiet youngster, poor, fond of martial arts, who stood up for kids being bullied on the playgrounds. She remembered him as a patriotic youth who applied for the KGB prematurely after graduating secondary school (they sent him away and told him to get an education). He went to law school, later reapplied and was accepted. I must have grimaced at this, because Lena said, “Sharon in those days we all admired the KGB and believed that those who worked there were patriots and were keeping the country safe. We thought it was natural for Volodya to choose this career. My next question was, “What do you think he will do with Yeltsin’s criminals in the Kremlin?” Putting on her psychologist hat, she pondered and replied, “If left to his normal behaviors, he will watch them for a while to be sure what is going on, then he will throw up some flares to let them know that he is watching. If they don’t respond, he will address them personally, then if the behaviors don’t change–– some will be in prison in a couple of years.” I congratulated her via email when her predictions began to show up in real time.
Throughout the 2000’s: St. Petersburg’s many CCI alumni were being interviewed to determine how the PEP business training program was working and how we could make the U.S. experience more valuable for their new small businesses. Most believed that the program had been enormously important, even life changing. Last, each was asked, “So what do you think of your new president?” None responded negatively, even though at that time entrepreneurs hated Russia’s bureaucrats. Most answered similarly, “Putin registered my business a few years ago”. Next question, “So, how much did it cost you?” To a person they replied, “Putin didn’t charge anything”. One said, “We went to Putin’s desk because the others providing registrations at the Marienskii were getting ‘rich on their seats.’”

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Year 2001: Jack Gosnell (former USCG mentioned earlier) explained his relationship with Putin when the latter was deputy mayor of St.Petersburg. The two of them worked closely to create joint ventures and other ways to promote relations between the two countries. Jack related that Putin was always straight up, courteous and helpful. When Putin’s wife, Ludmila, was in a severe auto accident, Jack took the liberty (before informing Putin) to arrange hospitalization and airline travel for her to get medical care in Finland. When Jack told Putin, he reported that the latter was overcome by the generous offer, but ended saying that he couldn’t accept this favor, that Ludmila would have to recover in a Russian hospital. She did––although medical care in Russia was abominably bad in the 1990s.

This material is from http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2014/04/russia-report-putin-.html