Saturday, February 28, 2015

Gorbachev: Killing Could Have Been A Provocation, Aimed At “Destabilizing The Situation In The Country, At Heightening Confrontation” With The West

Sniper attacks are commonly used as a form of false flag terror.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the the killing is aimed at “destabilizing the situation in the country, at heightening confrontation” with the West.
Gorbachev says:
The assassination of Boris Nemtsov is an attempt to complicate the situation in the country, even to destabilize it by ratcheting up tensions between the government and the opposition.
Michael Rivero notes:
Another reason to doubt the “Blame Putin” chorus we are already seeing in the corporate media is the manner in which the shooting took place, in public, in front of the girlfriend, to generate the maximum publicity. If Putin had really wanted to kill this guy, it would have been a “suicide” in private or a small plane crash, the way the US Government handles assassinations.

Stephen Lendman: Nemtsov Murder: Anti-Putin False Flag!

As if on cue, the murder yesterday of Boris Nemtsov, a Washington-funded Russian “opposition politician” with a tiny following, has become a major news item for the American presstitute media. The presstitutes have responded as if orchestrated by a conductor with insinuations of Putin’s responsibility and the death of democracy in Russia.
Stephen Lendman who watches these matters closely notes that clearly Nemtsov is worth more to Washington dead than alive.

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.

BOSTON BOMBING: Naomi Wolf Exposes Fake News/False Flags

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pop Quiz: How Many Constitutional Rights Have We Lost?

How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost?

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right. (This is an updated version of an essay we wrote in February. Unfortunately, a lot of information has come out since then.)

Infant dies after 8 vaccines at 5 1/2 months, hospital refuses to issue autopsy report

Only by reading the article below will most people apprehend the enormity of the crimes being committed by hospitals and physicians everywhere across the USA.  Yes, current childhood vaccination schedules constitute nothing short of medical assault and are therefore criminal.  What do we mean by “medical assault”?
That a 5 & 1/2 month old baby would be given 8 vaccines in one day — killing him — is nothing short of medical homicide.  And yet they (hospital, physicians, nurses, etc.) conveniently identify the cause of death as SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome).


Real Estate – To Buy or Not To Buy – That is the Question

Two questions about real estate have been asked by many people:
1. Do you think it is wise now to buy a house and get hooked on a mortgage knowing that 2015.75 is around the corner? 
2. Do you think residential real estate valuations and interest rates will collapse on the other side of 2015.75 and should I wait until around 2016.8 to buy? 
Mortgage rates are going into a major low. When the economy turns, the availability of mortgages will decline as always with the cycle. If you have cash and want to buy real estate cheap, yes it is wise to wait. If you want to play the game, then you can buy now and hedge this with shorts/puts on bonds. It depends on your expertise.
Depending on the area, those that have seen the sharpest advances will drop the most. There should be some stabilization as foreign capital will still flow into the USA and real estate plotted in dollars may decline while it is still rising in Euros or Yuan.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HIM: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

BREAKING NEWSFriday, February 27, 2015 12:12 PM EST
Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.



The Political Cycle of Russia

Russia Political Cycles
QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You have perhaps the most educational site on the web for those of us trying to figure out the economy. I appreciate your unbiased perspective and your view of how it has always been the government against the people. You are the only person in the West who has ever bothered to mention how many Russians were killed by our own government. What do you see for Russia now?
Спасибо за все ваши усилия
ANSWER: I am honored that we have so many people from Russia now reading this site. This first step in avoiding becoming just the pawns of finance is to seek knowledge and let the facts speak rather than politicians. We must realize that we all follow basic patterns of human nature. It is always governments who point the finger at other groups as the cause for one thing or another. It is governments that create wars, not the people. Unfortunately, way too may are manipulated by government and cannot see the light. Many of my school friends died in Vietnam along with some 50,000+. What did they die for? A battle against communism that would collapse on its own without bloodshed? Did they die so others in charge could feel powerful? When King Louis XIV was on his deathbed, he lamented that perhaps he had loved war too much. The entire purpose of the right to bear arms in the US Constitution was to eliminate standing armies for historically waging war was easier when you were paying for armies anyway. Why not get your money’s worth.
The entire swing in politics toward the left that erupted in Russia truly began with the Russian Revolution of 1905, although the seeds were originally planted back in 1880 with the proposed new Constitution Alexander II never got to sign due to his assassination, which was a 19th century tool of revolution. It was 1905 when the Soviet labor unions were first formed. The Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest which spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Much of this uprising was directed against the government, while some was against industry. It included worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. It led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy, the State Duma of the Russian Empire, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906.
The origins of serfdom in Russia clearly trace back to Kievan Rus’ in the 11th century. Obviously, there was a feudal dependency upon peasants, the term for an unfree peasant in the Russian Empire, krepostnoi krestyanin (крепостной крестьянин), which is translated as serf. Serfdom came rather late to Russia whereas it was the standard economic system before capitalism following the collapse of Rome in 476AD. Its hallmark was the lack of ownership of property by the people.
Thrasymachus Quote
Capitalism is in reality FREEDOM of the masses to own property, earn wages, and invest as they desire while providing for their family, which in turn took care of them in their old age. Socialism seems to have as its goal, destroying that family unit structure replacing it with government. It is natural for socialists to seize government to force upon the rest of society their personal greed that no one should have more than they do violating the Ten Commandments, which forbids coveting their neighbor’s goods and possessions, as they pretend to be fair and good Christians. It becomes all government’s best interest to replace the family unit as much as possible. Thrasymachus in his famous debate with Socrates got it dead on. There is absolutely no difference between the forms of government for they all call “justice” the very same thing – their own self-interest. Hence Edward Snowden is called a traitor for he informed the people what the government was illegally doing to them.
Alexander II of Russia (1818-1881)The West is largely ignorant of Russian history. Whereas Serfdom ended in Europe during the 14th century due to the Black Plague, it was not officially abolished in Russia until a decree was issued by Tsar Alexander II in 1861. This longer extension of serfdom in Russia compared to Europe accounts for the Communist Revolution. Serfdom became the primary and dominant form of relationship between peasants and nobility well into the 17th century. However, serfdom actually only existed in central and southern areas of the Russian Empire while it was never established in the North, the Urals, or Siberia.
Alexander I of Russia
Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b 1777; 1801-1825) moved to reform the system but was obviously opposed much as Abraham Lincoln was opposed in attempting to end slavery in the United States. New laws, however, allowed all classes (except the serfs) to finally own land, which had been a privilege previously confined to only the nobility. Finally, serfdom was abolished in 1861 most likely because of the growing economic discontent. The news that European serfdom had collapsed no doubt spread to Russia. Consequently, there was a growing fear of a large-scale revolt by the serfs, which ultimately unfolded by 1905.
With the publication of Marx, and his instigation of political uprisings in Germany, that also deeply influenced the thinking in Russia. Therefore, we should start looking at the rise of the left-wing in Russia with the Revolution of 1905 that began shifting the power from the Tsar to the Duma.
If we begin with that date, it is most interesting the the collapse of the Soviet Union took place in 1991, which was the culmination of 10 waves of 8.6 years. This should then conclude in three waves of 8.6 years, which takes us right into the 1998/1999 Russian Financial Crisis and brought Putin to power. The next wave came in at 2008 and the final wave will be 2017.
Using the standard 72 year Revolution Cycle, starting this with the beginning of the idea of socialistic politics in 1880 with the proposed new Constitution and the assassination of Alexander II, this brings us curiously to the death of Stalin. If we use the 1905 Revolution, this brings us to 1977 when Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, was elected president of the Supreme Soviet. He then seeks to expand Russia and invades Afghanistan.
We can see tremendous layers of order within the Russian political system. The 224 year cycle on Russia as a nation separate and apart from any particular government does not show a major shift until 2144. That is a profound long-term cycle. Nevertheless, we can see that the end of the Soviet Union did form pretty much on target. From that period onward, Russia is in a new cycle.
The greatest problem we have in all nations is that government believes it is the nation with sovereignty when in fact the sovereignty belongs to the people. So governments rise and fall. What is left behind is the social structure and culture of the people – not the designs of government. What remains of government are merely the relics of their glory. Such mighty giants have all fallen with their institutions lying in rubble.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe seat of power in so many governments is only the spectacle for tourists today as this one in Crete. The only thing to survive time and circumstance is human nature, our customs, nurturing, and our love of our posterity, which is passed on from generation to generation – not government. It is humanity that survives, good and bad, not the institutions, which never go quietly into the light, but rage against the dying of their power.


The Movie and The Goal

The movie just played to sold-out venues in Croatia. I did some press interviews there and the tone of the questions is exactly different from the United States. It is sort of we know the US system is corrupt and protects the bankers, but do you feel comfortable being up front about it and are you afraid? This is very interesting take.
I have been asked what will the average person take away from this film. After all, I did not need to do this movie for out clients since they already know the truth behind the curtain. My objective here has been to expose the political-economic system to the average person so they might understand when the economy turns down, who to really blame. We cannot move forward unless we honestly free ourselves from the corruption and manipulation that tries desperately to hide what is going on. This is about the type of world we are leaving behind for our children and as it stands now, we have brought them into a world of economic slavery with the dwindling light of freedom.
It has been my hope that if enough people really understand what is going on and the manipulations behind the scenes, just maybe we can prevent the swing to the hard left and perhaps avert wars with people positioned on a chessboard as the mere pawns of finance. There may not be many islands left we can flee to in this new authoritarian world that is emerging. The left is already touting the evil is Capitalism and their solution has never changed – seize property by force and oppress anyone who disagrees with their vision of utopia.

Like global warming, they actually believe they can eliminate the business cycle that has always existed. Instead of learning what it is all about and what makes it function, they merely blame people and seek to hunt them down for causing each economic slump. The left executed tens of millions of people during the revolutions that began with the takeover of Russia in 1917.
What I hope people will take away from this is understanding it is not simply the “rich” or the “bankers” that are at fault. Government is at the center of this corruption and whenever it goes terribly bad, they rush to protect their friends, not help society of protect the economy. There is never any original thought and there is certainly never a flicker of light that even bothers to spark an idea that perhaps we should really reform.
The last crisis saw big investigations and reform of the banking industry under the US Congress called the Dodd-Frank legislation to curtail proprietary trading by banks. This past Christmas, the bankers bribed Congress to repeal that legislation so it is back once again. Banking changed from relationship banking where they once upon a time cared about a client to transactional banking where clients became the target for profit. All that matters to them now is how much they can make on a deal. They will initiate a loan and then sell it rather than hold it. This has increased profits at the expense of altering the very foundation of the banking system and relationship banking. Why lend money when you can trade with it and make instant profits?
The economy is going to turn down VERY hard. The next decline will be far worse than the past from an economic perspective for there has been a very shallow recovery. Indeed, outside the USA, the economies of Europe, Asia, and Russia are all declining. Once the US turns down starting by October 2015, there will be nothing left holding up the global economy and deflation will get much worse. The dollar will rise with deflation and that will set in motion a massive new round of sovereign debt defaults and restructures. What began in Greece has become a contagion and we will see the price for our complacency with political-economy.
So my hope is to educate as many people as possible in a probably futile attempt to reduce the contraction in magnitude and hopefully push back the swing toward authoritarianism to freedom. That is the greatest gift I can leave my own posterity.

Brussels Altering History to Train Children to Accept EU Integration

One of the most basic means of propaganda any government engages in has been to rewrite history. It has been probably the most dishonest and unethical manipulations of society that has often led to war. The EU is now manipulating children by altering history to reflect a United States of Europe by ignoring the historical and cultural distinction between the European member states. This is just part of the campaign to alter the minds of European children to secure the jobs in Brussels with making the people accept EU integration as reported by theTelegraph.
The EU is now attempting to misinform the younger generation distorting history to pretend there is only one Europe. This naturally will be job security for those in Brussels with the €400,000 part-time jobs and tax-free privileges. It always becomes about government maintaining power and privilege. The truth becomes the victim and indeed if you tell a lie repeatedly, it become the new truth.
The Oligarchy during the Roman Republic was a master manipulator. They used every tool including books by Cicero to reshape themselves and events into a new reality. The portrayed Caesar as the destroyer of the Republic who was the ruthless Dictator. It was Plutarch who reported that when a friend of Cicero’s remarked that the constellation of Lyra was due to rise the next day, Cicero revealed his part in the corruption by responding – “Yes, by edict.” For you see, the Oligarchy bribed the high priest to insert days into the calendar to postpone elections. Yet, most people merely took the words of Cicero in defense of the Republic and believe that Caesar was the oppressor when in fact it was the other way around. So propaganda plays a strategic role. It did not work at that moment in history for Cicero and Cato – both had to flee Rome and died for their corruption. Yet in their death, the propaganda lived on. 

NSA Destroying American Technology

American technology companies are losing business on a major scale. The NSA will be responsible for wiping out the United States as a leader in computer science all because they have to listen to the entire world like an old woman addicted to soap operas. I find myself totally shocked at Microsoft. I purchased the latest office at a store. You then have to go online to download the program. They REQUIRE you to have a Microsoft Account. The worse part of this was they demanded I enter a credit card to PROVE who I was acknowledging it would not be used since I already paid for it. I simply refused. They will not refund your money so this is the latest consumer fraud. It is not disclosed that you mustPROVE who you are now to use their software. This has gone way too far. There are alternatives out there for word like LibreOffice, and Gnumeric is a better spreadsheet than excel for it can open files excel cannot. There are alternatives to Powerpoint and of course there are alternatives to Outlook such asThunderbird.
The question is WHY should I have to PROVE who I am to Microsoft to use a product I already paid for? Something just smells funny so the only choice was to walk away and they stole my money for nothing. There are plenty of alternatives and Microsoft just lost all our business.
Now China has dropped most of the leading technology brands of the USA  all because of the NSA and who can blame them? Widespread Western cybersurveillance has just gone too far. I would now rather use any product from someplace else or write my own. US technology has commited suicide for China will be the biggest economy where all the economic growth will be in the years ahead.
This has impacted U.S. network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc, which in 2012 counted 60 products on the Central Government Procurement Center’s (CGPC) list, but by late 2014 had ZERO according to Reuters. Apple, Intel, McAfee and Citrx have all been dropped. China is shifting to internal alternatives.
The NSA is wiping out the US economy rapidly and Congress, occupied with lawyers, can only argue to uphold laws they write without any comprehension of the consequences. This is all part of the economic decline we see after 2015.75.