When Woodrow Wilson (regardless of his later regret) sold us down the river with the “Federal” Reserve and the IRS in 1913, we started down the road to the financial worthlessness of our currency.
United States Founding Father
(1743 – 1826)
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806).
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army.” We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”
The Financial Times, a British publication, has run an article saying that two unnamed officials at two unnamed large American banks say that any move by the Federal Reserve System to eliminate the paltry interest rate of no higher than 0.25% on excess reserves will lead banks to start charging for free checking accounts.
Excess reserves are accounts held by commercial banks at the Federal Reserve. This money does not enter the economy. This in turn keeps the money from multiplying through the fractional reserve banking system. It keeps price inflation low.
Why couldn’t banks lend this money to businesses? No deal, says one of these unnamed bankers. “It’s not as if we are suddenly going to start lending to [small and medium-sized enterprises]. There really isn’t the level of demand, so the danger is that banks are pushed into riskier assets to find yield.”
Let me interpret this. “Today, four years into the so-called economic recovery, businessmen still are unwilling to borrow money — not even at historically low interest rates.”
Some unnamed Federal Reserve officials have said that the FED can save money by stopping these payments. The response by the two unnamed officials at the unnamed banks is a counter-threat.
“Right now you can at least break even from a revenue perspective,” said one executive, adding that a rate cut by the Fed “would turn it into negative revenue – banks would be disincentivised to take deposits and potentially charge for them”.
There are actually senior banking officials who use the word “disincentivise.” This is a bad sign.
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Posted by: TLB Staff Published November 21, 2013, filed under ENVIRONMENT
TLB Note: This story is a little over a year old, but how much have we heard about this? Are we not all very familiar with the fatalities and catastrophic suffering caused in the past by the pure evils of “Agent Orange”? The proof is readily available concerning it’s immense toxicity. But as usual there are those who do not care about our health (EPA), only the almighty dollar, or maybe something even more sinister …
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The Environmental Protection Agency has refused a petition that aimed to ban the sale of a powerful pesticide linked with cancer — and while already available, a surge in sales is expected as scientists ready a new crop resistant to the chemical.
Not only has the EPA rejected a petition that sought to prohibit the domestic sale of the dangerous 2,4-D pesticide — a key ingredient in Agent Orange — but the main manufacturer of the chemical predicts that sales will skyrocket in the coming months. The reason, it would seem, is that Dow Chemicals is awaiting federal approval of a genetically engineered crop they’ve created that will be resistant to 2,4-D.
If approved, farmers will be able to plant the frankencrop corn variant and douse their fields with the pesticide to eliminate unwanted weeds with greater success. Although 2,4-D isn’t currently used to a large degree on corn fields, all that could soon change for the country’s most successful crop. Opponents argue, though, that the potential side effects of the pesticide are enough to push for a ban on 2,4-D altogether.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental watch group, has argued that expose to 2,4-D has caused in some cases cancer, hormone disruption, genetic mutations and neurotoxicity, reports the New York Times. In voting not to hear the petition against the pesticide, however, the EPA says that they believe there to be a lack of evidence that would be significant enough to raise suspicion.
“After considering public comment received on the petition and all the available studies, EPA is denying the request to revoke all tolerances and the request to cancel all registrations,” the agency says in their explanation this week.
According to the National Resources Defense Council, the truth behind the toxicity of the chemical is quite the contrary.
“This dangerous pesticide is lurking all over the place – from ball fields and golf courses, to front lawns and farms – exposing an enormous amount of the American public to cancer and other serious health risks,” NRDC senior scientist Dr. Gina Solomon wrote earlier this year. “There’s no reason to continue allowing a toxic Agent Orange-ingredient in the places our children play, our families live and our farmers work. EPA must step up and finally put a stop to it.”
The NRDC is not alone in their opposition, either. The Center for Food Safety has also fought to ban the sale of 2,4-D as Dow develops their pesticide resistant-crop. “Dow’s ‘Agent Orange’ corn will trigger a large increase in 2,4-D use — and our exposure to this toxic herbicide — yet USDA has not assessed how much, nor analyzed the serious harm to human health, the environment or neighboring farms,” the center’s executive director, Andrew Kimbrell, warns. “This novel corn will foster resistant weeds that require more toxic pesticides to kill, followed by more resistance and more pesticides — a chemical arms race in which the only winners are pesticide/biotechnology firms.”
In discussing the seriousness of the consequences, Dr. Amy Dean adds to the Center for Food Safety that “Many studies show that 2,4-D exposure is associated with various forms of cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, nerve damage, hormone disruption and birth defect.”
“Because it poses significant health risk, exposure should not be increased, but significantly reduced to protect the public’s health,” the doctor insists.
The 2,4-D chemical was also instrumental in the formula for Agent Orange, the chemical weapon used by the US during the Vietnam War that is believed to have either killed, maimed or disfigured one million people.
The NRDC had filed their petition to end sales of 2,4-D back in November 2008. After over two years of waiting without response, they sued the EPA in February for not acting quickly enough, Only on April 9, 2012 did the EPA officially announce it would deny the petition. Mae Wu, a lawyer with the group, tells the New York Times that the NRDC was “disappointed that it has taken this long to deny our petition” and also “disappointed that they are not protecting public health by getting this toxic chemical off the market.”
ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE WHO HAVE A PATHELOGICAL FEAR OF FIREARMS? OR “DON’T LIKE” GUNS?
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”― Winston Churchill
*’s my inclusion “X”
Posted by: TLB Staff Published December 22, 2012, filed under COMMENTARY
By: Roger Landry, The Liberty Beacon
WARNING: If you are a sheeple avoid this article as it WILL cause a severe if not fatal attack of anxiety!
What follows is a statement of reality, NOT what could be, because in the last decade, and especially in the last four years, aided by Congress, there has been an accelerated paradigm shift in America away from a Republic to a soft dictatorship with more power being consolidated into the hands of a single individual than any American patriot would have ever believed! So please read, and I invite one and all to challenge any part of this article they feel is falsely stated!
This is a partial list of rights and freedoms we can now, by law or by executive order, be denied in the land of the (used to be) free, and circumstances that prevail for the powers that be to enforce this tyranny! It is not an all-inclusive list, but enough to scare the crap out of any patriot…
You now have lost your right to assembly through HR 347, giving government the ability to arrest and bring felony charges to anyone engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA! Passed by Congress!
You now have lost your right to free speech through HR 347, giving government the ability to arrest and bring felony charges to anyone engaged in verbal or written political protests anywhere in the USA! Passed by Congress! *
The president no longer requires the Senate to approve his Czars, and can appoint any crony or political ally to any high-ranking government office, with impunity from congressional checks and balances with the passage of S 679.** This will allow him to consolidate powers not before even considered due to the relationships he may have with these appointed individuals! Passed By congress!
You no longer have the right to due process in any way, shape, or form if our president or his appointed government officials declare you an enemy of the state through the NDAA rider. The NDAA bill for 2013 military pending included a clause to protect the rights of American citizens for due process…it (again under pressure from the White House) was stripped from the bill leaving the tyranny of the bill intact! There is no longer the requirement for the burden of proof, as you have no due process and can be locked away indefinitely, without the prospects of a trial. Passed by congress!
You can now be targeted for assassination, as an American, by the president or his appointed representatives if for any reason you are deemed an enemy of the state, and there again is no burden of proof, and no requirement for due process! Passed by presidential executive order!
This president has made law his power to declare a national emergency, (defined by him) or martial law in an emergency, (defined by him) with the ability to completely subjugate We The People via Executive orders as no other president has in our history! He has signed a plethora of executive orders since he entered office, and some have immense power centralizing implications but no clear definition of boundaries he may not exceed! Here is a partial list that shows the immense authority he would control over this country at his whim (pay particular attention to EO#11000)…
EO#10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EO#10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EO#10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EO#10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EO#11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EO#11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EO#11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration
EO#11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EO#11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EO#11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
The government has bought, paid for and staffed over 600 internment centers, built under contract by Halliburton industries, strategically placed around the country, and capable of holding millions of patriots for forced reeducation and relocation purposes, without due process and for an indefinite period of time as detailed in DOD report FM 3-39.40 (please research this, it is very real).
Here is what this is about – X:
Hotel FEMA (Mirror) & Army Document FM 3-39.40
Published on Mar 8, 2013
A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.
The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.
Direct Link to PDF of FM 3-39.40: http://info.publicintelligence.net/US…
Read More on http://www.pakalertpress.com/
Death of America: Leaked US Army Document Outlines Plan for Re-Education Camps in America – Pakalert Press : http://j.mp/Wz1GSv
Video Downloaded & Mirrored from : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cItqeN…
Your right to reasonable privacy is gone as, through the patriot act, government agencies may spy on you and collect your personal data with legal impunity, whether it be through social media, phone conversations, internet searches, street lights, smart meters on your home or high flying drones! Even if wish to be, you will never be truly alone again!
The government is actively hiring tens of thousands of goons and thugs from the dregs of society to man an internal army called by their soft names, the TSA and Homeland Security. These troops will be armed as well as the best combat troops we send abroad to fight our illegal, imperialistic wars, including battle-proven automatic weapons, 2.2 BILLION rounds of ammunition including a massive number of .40 caliber hollow point rounds (only meant to kill and outlawed by the Geneva convention even for use in times of war), body armor, armored vehicles and, of course, aerial surveillance! They are currently being stationed across the country at strategic locations such as airports, train and bus stations, shopping malls, checkpoints on major highways and even sports events. So, basically, in any place there is significant gathering or the flow of population!
The Military is in the process of training as many as 40,000 returning soldiers in crowd control and riot termination to be used to augment the internal forces mentioned above, even though this is in direct violation of Posse Comitatus and the Constitution, which clearly states the standing army is to be used for foreign conflicts and not against the American people!
Now this list, as long and comprehensive as it is only shows the surface of the preparations being made to subjugate the American population … are you angry yet?
The struggle for liberty may cost you a lot, BUT, doing nothing WILL cost you EVERYTHING!
Please remember, as bleak as this seems, there is hope, because regardless of their power and preparation, the most powerful force in this country has always been, and still remains the 320 million Americans! Together we constitute an unstoppable force that cannot be silenced! One voice may speak but many unified voices can roar…damnit, it is time for We The People to ROAR !!!
** A bill reducing the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation
Defense Secretary Hagel More Concerned About Gay Rights Than National Security
Posted By Dave Jolly on Nov 9, 2013
If you really want to know what a person’s priorities are, just look at what they are spending most of their time doing. For instance, Barack Obama has been telling Americans that he is all for the middle and lower class people, but all of his efforts have shown the opposite. He has systematically made life more and more difficult for middle and lower class Americans. Obama claims to be a Christian, but all of his actions say that he is against anything Christian and for anything Muslim.
The same thing applies to the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. To begin with, I have always questioned his qualifications to hold this position. His military career spanned a whole two years, from 1967-68 in Vietnam. Most of Hagel’s life has been spent as a businessman, lobbyist and US Senator from Nebraska. There are a plethora of men and women who have a greater understanding of the military, how it runs and what its priorities are than a 2 year veteran from 46 years ago. Perhaps that’s why Obama appointed him to the position because he knew so little and would act as Obama’s puppet, much like Eric Holder does in the Justice Department.
Since assuming the role of Secretary of Defense, much of Hagel’s time has been spent on gay rights in the military. He immediately jumped on the bandwagon of his predecessor Leon Panetta who announced the military would extend benefits to unmarried same-sex partners just prior to his stepping down from the post.
Hagel has spent much of this year pushing gay rights in the military and taking action against any military personnel who believe that homosexuality is a sin. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk is a prime example of the Hagel pro-gay policies. Sgt. Monk is stationed at Lackland Air Force and has a spotless record for his 19 years of service to his country, that is until his commander asked him a personal question. The commander was talking with Monk about her upcoming promotion ceremony and mentioned that she thought the chaplain who was scheduled to deliver the benediction was a bigot. She told Monk that it was because the chaplain preached that homosexuality was a sin.
According to Monk, he objected to the commander’s statement about the chaplain. She then asked him for his personal views on homosexuality and commanded him to answer honestly. When he stated that in accordance with his Christian belief that homosexuality was a sin, his commander immediately relieved him of his position. Monk’s case is not the only one of this type and under Hagel, the number of similar cases is growing.
Last week, Hagel spoke at an Anti-Defamation League centennial dinner in New York. In his speech, he attacked a number of states that have refused to allow same-sex couples to apply for their benefits at National Guard facilities. If Hagel had more military experience he may have known that National Guard units are run and operated by the governor of each state. The only time the federal government can override a governor and federalize the National Guard is in times of emergency or war. In times of war, the Pentagon can call up National Guard units to deploy into action, but the rest of the Guard units and facilities remain under the control of the governor.
Instead of worrying about state run National Guard facilities not being allowed to sign up unmarried same-sex partners for military benefits, Hagel should have been talking about the lack of military combat ground forces. Under Obama’s military cutbacks, the Army only has two combat Brigades that are trained and ready for action. This is why so many National Guard units have been called into action in Afghanistan.
Hagel also has his underlings focused on gay rights in the military rather than actual national defense. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Major General Jessica L. Wright (Ret.) recently spoke at an event hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Retired Lt. Col. Allan West points out that the website for this event was titled ‘Mission Critical: Transatlantic Security and Diversity.’ The website explained:
“It is a security imperative for military leaders to proactively advance diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices, [because of the] rapid demographic change [and] advances in gender and LGBT equity and a new generation of veterans in NATO countries.”
West commented about the event’s emphasis, saying:
“Silly me, I thought a trained and ready force needed to be proficient in its war fighting tasks in order to fight and win our nation’s wars – that was what mattered for mission success. It seems this new perspective on our military is based upon the misguided progressive socialist vision of social egalitarianism.”
Starting under Panetta and now under Hagel, the Department of Defense is spending more time and effort cultivating their acceptance of gay rights and diversity than they are building up our military combat forces. It’s more important to Hagel and company to extend special privileges to LGBT military personnel than our national security is. Hagel was not appointed for his military leadership, but for his willingness to advance Obama’s gay agenda in the military and the country’s military defense be damned.