Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Do the Fed’s Really Own the Land in Nevada? Nope!

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QUESTION: Is it true that nearly 80% of Nevada is still owned by the Federal Government who then pays no tax to the State of Nevada? This seems very strange if true as a backdrop to this entire Bundy affair.
You seem to be the only person to tell the truth without getting crazy.
Thank you so much
HF
REPLY: The truth behind Nevada is of course just a quagmire of politics. Nevada was a key pawn in getting Abraham Lincoln reelected in 1864 during the middle of the Civil War. Back on March 21st, 1864, the US Congress enacted the Nevada Statehood statute that authorized the residents of Nevada Territory to elect representatives to a convention for the purpose of having Nevada join the Union. This is where we find the origin of the fight going on in Nevada that the left-wing TV commenters (pretend-journalists) today call a right-wing uprising that should be put down at all costs. The current land conflict in Nevada extends back to this event in 1864 and how the territory of Nevada became a state in order to push through a political agenda to create a majority vote. I have said numerous times, if you want the truth, just follow the money.
The “law” at the time in 1864 required that for a territory to become a state, the population had to be at least 60,000. At that time, Nevada had only about 40,000 people. So why was Nevada rushed into statehood in violation of the law of the day? When the 1864 Presidential election approached, there were special interests who were seeking to manipulate the elections to ensure Lincoln would win reelection. They needed another Republican congressional delegation that could provide additional votes for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery. Previously, the attempt failed by a very narrow margin that required two-thirds support of both houses of Congress.
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The fear rising for the 1864 election was that there might arise three major candidates running. There was Abraham Lincoln of the National Union Party, George B. McClellan of the Democratic Party, and John Charles Frémont (1813–1890) of the Radical Democracy Party. It was actually Frémont who was the first anti-slavery Republican nominee back in the 1940s. During the Civil War, he held a military command and was the first to issue an emancipation edict that freed slaves in his district. Lincoln maybe credited for his stand, but he was a politician first. Lincoln relieved Frémont of his command for insubordination. Therefore, the Radical Democracy Party was the one demanding emancipation of all slaves.
With the Republicans splitting over how far to go with some supporting complete equal rights and others questioning going that far, the Democrats were pounding their chests and hoped to use the split in the Republicans to their advantage. The New York World was a newspaper published in New York City from 1860 until 1931 that was the mouth-piece for the Democrats. From 1883 to 1911 it was under the notorious publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911), who started the Spanish-American war by publishing false information just to sell his newspapers. Nonetheless, it was the New World that was desperately trying to ensure the defeat of Lincoln. It was perhaps their bravado that led to the Republicans state of panic that led to the maneuver to get Nevada into a voting position.
The greatest fear, thanks to the New York World, became what would happen if the vote was fragmented (which we could see in 2016) and no party could achieve a majority of electoral votes. Consequently, the election would then be thrown into the House of Representatives, where each state would have only one vote. Consequently, the Republicans believed they needed Nevada on their side for this would give them an equal vote with every other state despite the tiny amount of people actually living there. Moreover, the Republicans needed two more loyal Unionist votes in the U.S. Senate to also ensure that the Thirteenth Amendment would be passed.  Nevada’s entry would secure both the election and the three-fourths majority needed for the Thirteenth Amendment enactment.
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The votes at the end of the day demonstrate that they never needed Nevada. Nonetheless, within the provisions of the Statehood Act of March 21, 1864 that brought Nevada into the voting fold, we see the source of the problem today. This Statehood Act retained the ownership of the land as a territory for the federal government. In return for the Statehood that was really against the law, the new state surrendered and right, title, or claim to the unappropriated public lands lying within Nevada. Moreover, this cannot be altered without the consent of the Feds. Hence, the people of Nevada cannot claim any land whatsoever because politicians needed Nevada for the 1864 election but did not want to hand-over anything in return. This was a typical political one-sided deal.
Republican Ronald Reagan had argued for the turnover of the control of such lands to the state and local authorities back in 1980. Clearly, the surrender of all claims to any land for statehood was illegal under the Constitution. The Supreme Court actually addressed this issue in Pollard’s Lessee v. Hagan, 44 U.S. 212 (1845) when Alabama became a state in 1845. The question presented was concerning a clause where it was stated “that all navigable waters within the said State shall forever remain public highways, free to the citizens of said State, and of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost, or toll therefor imposed by said State.” The Supreme Court held that this clause was constitutional because it conveys no more power over the navigable waters of Alabama to the Government of the United States than it possesses over the navigable waters of other States under the provisions of the Constitution.”
The Pollard decision expressed a statement of constitutional law in dictum making it very clear that the Feds have no claim over the lands in Nevada. The Supreme Court states:
The United States never held any municipal sovereignty, jurisdiction, or right of soil in and to the territory of which Alabama, or any of the new States, were formed, except for temporary purposes, and to execute the trusts created by the acts of the Virginia and Georgia legislatures, and the deeds of cession executed by them to the United States, and the trust created by the treaty of the 30th April, 1803, with the French Republic ceding Louisiana.
So in other words, once a territory becomes a state, the Fed must surrender all claims to the land as if it were still just a possession or territory.
Sorry, but to all the left-wing commentators who call Bundy a tax-cheat and an outlaw, be careful of what you speak for the Supreme Court has made it clear in 1845 that the Constitution forbids the federal rangers to be out there to begin with for the Feds could not retain ownership of the territory and simultaneously grant state sovereignty. At the very minimum, it became state land – not federal.

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Reid calls his Opponents Domestic Terrorists

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You can tell a REAL journalist from a propaganda artist by their characterization of Bundy as a tax cheat who breaks the law. Congress can pass a LAW that says you must kill your first-born. There is ABSOLUTELY nothing to prevent Congress from passing ANYTHING that crosses their mind. So to simply justify the massacre of Bundy and his supporters in Nevada based upon the fact they have broken a LAW is totally outrageous and they had better understand the government structure we have.
What is UNLAWFUL is the fact that we have a pretend tripartite government where Congress can enact absolutely anything its member think of or are paid to do corruptly and it is the Judiciary’s job to say it is lawful or not - but only if it wants to hear the case. Yes, we have the circuit courts of appeal sitting on top of district courts. But did you realize what that TRULY means? The Second Circuit can uphold the old common law Prima Noctum and allow the governor of New York to demand the “first night” with any woman who gets married because that was the English tradition for a governor. The Fourth Circuit in Virginia can disagree. It is then the Supreme Court that is supposed to resolvedifferences in the LAW among the circuits – but only if it WANTS to hear the case.
The Supreme Court’s ability to declare a Legislative act of Congress or Executive act of the President to be in violation of the Constitution, is not found within the text of the Constitution itself. The Court established this doctrine in the case of Marbury v. Madison (1803). However, when exercising its appellate jurisdiction, the Court, with a few exceptionsdoes not have to hear a case. The Certiorari Act of 1925 gives the Court the discretion to decide whether ornot to do so. In a petition for a writ of certiorari, a party asks the Court to review its case. The Supreme Court agrees to hear about 100-150 of the more than 7,000 cases that it is asked to review each year.
Therefore, there is no ABSOLUTE rule of law in the United States because the various circuit court of appeals are all independent and their “view” of the law need not agree with any other circuit. That means the law is NOT the same around the country. Consequently, anyone claiming Bundy is violating the “law”and is really an “outlaw” and thus not a patriot but a terrorist is a propaganda artist and NOT a legitimate independent journalist. We do not have a system that requires a law to be tested BEFORE it is enforced. The constitution isNEGATIVE and is therefore intended to be a restraint upon Congress, but it is the burden of the people to say NO.Under this reasoning of obvious questionable journalists, you can be forced legally to give your daughter to sleep with the governor or to execute your oldest son because Congress passed a law. That isNO excuse to simply do as Congress demands under our system BECAUSE it is the very obligation of the citizen to defend his own personal rights. Hello – read the very law you use to justify killing Bundy and his supporters!
In Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych passed a law that no more than 5 cars can travel in a group because he was trying to suppress the people. That was the “law” in Ukraine and the people said NO. They had signs in the back of the car – Do not follow me I am the Fifth Car. If Viktor Yanukovych was wrong then so is Harry Reid. You cannot be inconsistent in your opinion without being just biased. What is right is right.
Sorry – Harry Reid is the one acting totally unconstitutional in EVERY possible respect. That is the REAL legal system in America. Passing “laws” do not make it right. Do not forget, those same arbitrary laws imposed by George III prompted the American Revolution. So those who call Bundy an “outlaw” are the same type of people who said George III was right and Jefferson should have been hung with Franklin, Adams, Washington, etc, etc.

Scientists warn the rise of AI will lead to extinction of humankind

http://www.naturalnews.com/044778_artificial_intelligence_extinction_humankind.html

Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous technology and the greater human good
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0952813X.2014.895111

MARTIN ARMSTRONG'S LATEST BLOG POST

Socrates will Analyze your Portfolio

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The excitement is clearly building and the questions keep coming in. Here is a clip of Socrates on the portfolio monitoring – just a tiny snippet. This accomplishment was 30 years in the making as the required experience to cope with the boom and bust cycle within the global political-economy. Socrates is simply far beyond the standard normal analytic tools that are out there for he has evolved on many disciplines concerning both TIME as well as PRICE.
The good news is this system is so advanced and actually thinks in a cognitive manner exploring the world at large it cannot be duplicated. Socrates has learned over more than a quarter-century building a knowledge base of experience just as a human being learns walking through life. The experience incorporated into this system cannot be obtained in just a few years. This model has been legendary to say the least and it will demonstrate we stand at the threshold of a completely new era in global economics and forecasting.

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington’s Corruption and Mendacity Is What Makes America “Exceptional”

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/18/washingtons-corruption-mendacity-makes-america-exceptional-paul-craig-roberts/

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Who Rules America Today?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38260.htm

Up Close, Personal, and Bloody How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38261.htm

Nato's Action Plan in Ukraine is Right Out of Dr Strangelove

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/17/nato-ukraine-dr-strangelove-china-us

Following a 13-year rampage that began in stricken Afghanistan well after Osama bin Laden had fled, then destroyed Iraq beneath a false flag, invented a "nuclear rogue" in Iran, dispatched Libya to a Hobbesian anarchy and backed jihadists in Syria, the US finally has a new cold war to supplement its worldwide campaign of murder and terror by drone.

LA Sheriff's Dept. On New Surveillance Program: We Knew The Public Wouldn't Like It, So We Kept It A Secret

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140415/07371926919/la-sheriffs-dept-new-surveillance-program-we-knew-public-wouldnt-like-it-so-we-kept-it-secret.shtml

BUNDY RANCH BLOG...VIDEOS

http://bundyranch.blogspot.com/

BLM committed animal atrocities, shot cows from helicopters, constructed mass graves at Bundy Ranch

http://www.naturalnews.com/044746_animal_atrocities_mass_graves_Bundy_Ranch.html

MARTIN ARMSTRONG'S LATEST BLOG POSTS

High End Real Estate $10 million+ Still Rising

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With the banking crisis looming in Europe, the IMF behind the drive to seize wealth on a global scale, big money of individuals continues to try to get “off the grid” as they say. Real Estate over $10 million is still booming as reported by AP.
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We have real estate also mapped into the database that Socrates has correlated with overall trends. As I have stated numerous times, I began with NO theory, just an honest quest to discover what made the world economy tick. By gathering everything we would put into a time series, the understanding emerged that everything is connected.
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By gathering everything possible and putting it into the database, what Socratesresolved has been fascinating to say the least.
The same trend is impacting art and collectibles. Rare coins are becoming rarer as those who have them just hold and the supply continues to shrink. Every field is pretty much the same story. Nobody wants to sell for then what do you do with the cash?
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Many emails have come in asking if we can assist in obtaining high-end ancient coins since they are an international item and movable without tariffs. I realize this may be in many respects safer than just metals and diamonds for transport. But I am not sure there is enough of a supply even available of coins $10,000+. Most seem to go to auction where they know they can get big bucks. Here is a Naxos tetradrachm, probably the finest known that would probably bring $1 million+ today. If there are any hoards that appear, I typically get a phone call. We will keep everyone in mind since so many are looking to get “off the grid” these days and ancient coins are not likely to be confiscated as was the case with gold..

The Observer – not the Creator

COMMENT: Martin, In many ways I’ve long viewed your work as the reverse side of Shrodinger’s cat — more able to predict the time upon which events that will turn out to have been of significance will occur than what those events will be.  One thought I’ve pondered reading through your material over the last few years is whether there is any point in intentionally aligning significant changes with the specific turning points within the model; trying to ‘catch the wave’ if you will.
Yours sincerely,
CP
1998-Forecast
REPLY: When you consider that the Economic Confidence Model is a transverse wave of a fixed time length and these dates were generated more than 30 years ago based upon economic data, it is truly fascinating that here we are and everything from the 4 Blood Moons line up to within 2 days of the 2015.75 turning point and Congress pushed the whole debt issue off until the precise day of theECM is just amazing. There is such order hidden behind everything that it is honestly unbelievable.
A client has tweeted a picture of a slide from our 1998 World Economic Conference tour we did around the globe. In retrospect those forecasts were simply astonishing all based upon alignments with the ECM. I think if I had another whole lifetime, this whole thing would keep me occupied trying to figure out this amazing order masked by what people think is random chaos. The ECM is simply the frequency of life for everything seems to align with it no matter what the field. The mere fact there are the Four Blood Moons that line up to 2 days before the turning point 2015.75 when there was no input regarding planetary movement is just mind-bending.
This is not my theory – it was my discovery. I have spent my life trying peel back the veil of chaos hiding the order beneath for truly everything is connected. This is why I say this has been a journey of which we are all a part of – not some theory I set out to prove. I have been the observer – not the creator

Is anything really Random?

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QUESTION:  Hi,
Are random events truly possible? Doesn’t the connection of events mean that specific events aren’t random? I seem to get randomly selected by government for the same things at a rate that would appear to exceed probability.  Like random jury duty every time I’m eligible for last 30 years. Or random selected audits every year for same thing. So how do patterns and cycles relate to random events?
Thanks Bill
ANSWER: It is impossible to create any system that is random. No matter what, in computing, a pattern will always emerge precisely as this pretend random image that quickly falls into a pattern. It is simply impossible to create a truly random number generator. In gambling, there are card counters that they make illegal. Look at a casino and you will notice that they rotate the dealers regularly moving them from table to table. WHY? Because they will end up in a pattern. Even in roulette, there will be some numbers that never come up and others that regularly appear. A pattern will emerge so they move the dealers around to prevent people from playing the patterns. It is very interesting, but there is nothing that can ever be random. It is a part of life. There are some people you will be attracted to and others you prefer to stay away from at all costs.