Thursday, January 31, 2013

Causes of the 2008 Crisis

A resource to deal with the underlying causes of the 2008 collapse.
  • Issue #1 Fraudulent Loans - The banks fraudulently loaned money to parties they knew could not repay. (Sub-prime crisis) 
    • Not verifying income, FICO scores and payment history. (No legislation passed caused the banks to do this, specifically the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977)
    • Standard & Poors, Moody's, and Fitch Rating rated much of the junk paper as AAA.
    • Corrupt appraisers - Always come in at exactly the purchase price. They asked Congress to do something.
    • The banks  recklessly loaned money to parties they knew could not repay.
      • Citifinancial knew that 80% of its loan origination did not meet quality guidelines
      • Bad loan "products"
        • “No Money Down” Mortgages (0% down payments) Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozlilo
        • "No doc" loans
        • "Teaser Rate" loans (2/28)
        • Interest only loans
        • Neg Am loans
        • "Piggy back" loans -Lent 1st mortgage and HELOCs for the down payment.
        • Mortgage equity withdrawals(HELOC)
"It appears as though many loans and other mortgage-related assets have been double and even triple-pledged to various constituencies."
- Bank of America, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Jacksonville, CASE NO. 3:09-bk-07047-JAF
Wachovia -
The SEC’s order found that Wachovia Capital Markets violated the securities laws in two respects. First, Wachovia Capital Markets charged undisclosed excessive markups in the sale of certain preferred shares or equity of a CDO called Grand Avenue II to the Zuni Indian Tribe and an individual investor. As detailed in the order, Wachovia Capital Markets marked down $5.5 million of equity to 52.7 cents on the dollar after the deal closed and it was unable to find a buyer. Months later, the Zuni Indian Tribe and the individual investor paid 90 and 95 cents on the dollar. Unbeknownst to them, these prices were over 70 percent higher than the price at which the equity had been marked for accounting purposes.
Wachovia Capital Markets misrepresented to investors in a CDO called Longshore 3 that it acquired assets from affiliates “on an arm’s-length basis” and “at fair market prices” when, in fact, 40 residential mortgage-backed securities were transferred from an affiliate at above-market prices. Wachovia Capital Markets transferred these assets at stale prices in order to avoid losses on its own books. 
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. took procedural shortcuts and used faulty account records in suing tens of thousands of delinquent credit card borrowers for at least two years, current and former employees say.

"We did not verify a single one" of the affidavits attesting to the amounts Chase was seeking to collect, says Howard Hardin, who oversaw a team handling tens of thousands of Chase debt files in San Antonio. "We were told [by superiors] 'We're in a hurry. Go ahead and sign them.'"
It’s no wonder that the Wall Street MBS scheme collapsed. Last night, together with Lisa Epstein, we ran a random audit on WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Mortgage Loan Trusts. One loan was found in 6 different trusts, another loan was found in FIVE trusts’ original SEC loan level data, 39 were listed in 3 trusts, and 503 were listed in two separate trusts.

The winner so far is a NEW YORK condo, loan number WaMu loan # 714934858, appeared in 6 DIFFERENT trusts from May through November 2006…

Bank of America Corp.

Bankers that call for the big banks to be disbanded -
  • Former Citi CEO Sandy Weill
  • Former Citi CEO John Reed
  • Former Citi chairman Richard Parsons
  • Former Merrill Lynch chairman and CEO David Komansky
  • Former Morgan Stanley CEO Philip Purcell
  • Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London- Nomi Prins
  • Numerous other bankers within the mega-banks (see this, for example)
  • Former Natwest and Schroders investment banker, Philip Augar
  • The President of the Independent Community Bankers of America, Camden Fine

2000 Commodities Futures Modernization Act
1%, ZIRP - Federal Reserve (FOMC) , they set the table.
Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)
Fannie Mae (FNM)

Note: This is a resource and will be updated as needed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Israel Committing Ethiopian Genocide?

Is stopping something from existing in the first place the same as stopping that which exists?
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.
The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.

One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia.

The drug in question is thought to be Depo-Provera, which is injected every three months and is considered to be a highly effective, long-lasting contraceptive.
So, Israel is attempting to control their population by sterilizing individuals without their knowledge or consent? This supports the contention that modern Israel is at times a racist, murderous group bent on conquering the area violently.

Then again, aren't we all?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Machine gun fire from military helicopters flying over downtown Miami Fl.

Syrian False Flag With Chemical Weapons Unveiled By Hackers

Interesting times we live in to be sure -
The leaked emails, obtained by a hacker in Malaysia, feature an exchange (click here for screenshot) between Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding and the company’s founder Philip Doughty;
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
Kind regards
The fact that the plan involves delivering a CW (chemical weapon) that is “similar to those Assad should have,” clearly suggests that the idea is to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack that could be blamed on Assad by Gulf states like Qatar and NATO powers.
The Syrian 'situation' hasn't been a very large topic over the last few months since Assad managed to repel many of the foreign invaders. Now that people are asking questions about these things, moral justification/cover must be provided to those who wish to overthrow the Assad government. Past memes are failing on site -



These ideas had been previously floated but the positive feedback for invasion has been virtually non-existent, so the script needed to shift into something more...dramatic.

Chemical weapons.

Of course we've been here before, so this development is nothing new, rather a potential confirmation of the false flag paradigm that is being so readily bandied about lately.

The false flag concept seems largely played out especially due to the constant coverage that 'large events' are receiving as of late. It's difficult to say what will happen here. With the latest 'mass shootings' dominating the news coverage on average, I believe another war is next to impossible to sell to the American people. Look for the Israelis to take this angle and run with it, I would imagine through some Syrian 'leak' a terror sub-group is at least claimed to get its hands on some munitions which threaten the Israeli populace thereby creating a narrative to deploy at least a partial attack on Syria. As it has been for the last 7 years, this situation warrants monitoring.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Profile - Al-Quaeda

Set up in 1979 by Brezenski, to use against Russia in Afghanistan funded via Saudi Arabia.(Sunni)

Hillary Clinton admits that the U.S. Government created Al-Quaeda

Osama bin Laden

worked for CIA during the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan, and his older brother Salem Bin Laden was business partners with George W. Bush in a company called Arbusto Energy.

CIA handlerInfowars -
Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI, admitted years ago that there is no evidence connecting the Saudi to September 11. “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” Tomb said in 2006. “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.”
Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, said two days after September 11 that the Taliban would turn Osama bin Laden over to the United States if it provided evidence of his complicity in the event

Osama denied involvement on 911 on two occasions, September 18 and the 28.

Anwar al-Allawki (sp?) -
  • Provocateur working with US Intelligence.
  • Contacts (Webster Griffin Tarpley) - Patsies
    • Mosque in Virgina - 9/11 Hijackers
    • Maryland - Connects with Hassan
    • Underwear bomber
  • Meeting with Pentagon 2 months after 9/11
  • He's currently in Yemen. (been bombed)
    • Controls the Red Sea geographically
    • Can destabilize Saudi Arabia from there.

Adam Gadan (Adam Pearlman)
  • Father was the head

9/11 Hijackers
  • Was under CIA command on 9/11 - Sybil Edmonds
  • Trained at US bases
  • There were on terror lists, they were let into the country. (Terror designation was a cover)
  • James Woods alerted the FBI
  • Mohammed Atta was on Jack Abramoff's casino boat a few days before 911 in Florida.
    • Was at the Officer's Club in Alabama (AFB?)
    • Operation Able Danger (Anthony Schaffer)

Times Square Bomber
Abdoulh Mantallah? - Underwear bomber
  • Under Secretary Deputy for Consular Affairs: Kennedy - Was allowed to keep his Visa
    • Some unnamed agency prevented the revocation of his visa.
  • State Department admits that they ordered him on the plane.
  • Witness describe a "sharp dressed man" that allowed him to bypass security without a passport or visa. 
Hassan - Ft. Bragg? bomber
Aswat - 7/7/7 bomber

Alli Mohomed - Ft. Bragg was Bin Laden's chief aid (Was trained by US special forces)

Youssef Al Khattab (real name Joseph Cohen)
Abu Tallah Al-Amrikee (real name Zachary Chesser)

Note: This is a resource and is subject to change.

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    West Point, the Left and Gun Confiscation

    "West Point" circulates some real garbage -
    A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”

    The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

    The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
    Ah yes, statistical guilt by association, lovely. By lumping the KKK, the Patriots and Christians West Point attempts to blur the lines of what a 'terrorist' is. Now, where have we seen that before? It's coming back to me slowly - Texas, terror training, pamphlets...the old terror training manuals. I remember those....

    By taking the absurd and many times admitted state sponsored "terrorists" and mixing them in with the definitions of the 'right wing', voila! Instant demonization.
    It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
    I would agree with everything in that paragraph except the last sentence.As I have repeatedly stated, buzz words like extreme, far-(fill in the blank), reactionary, etc.. are nothing more than relative and subjective standards used to scare people and demonize positions. You believe the Constitution should be law? You're extreme and therefore subject to 'special' rules. But this is not all, nooooo, they have more -
    The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past.

    “While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
    Ah yes, the old 'progressive' line. 'Gramps, us kids are the future, go to the back of the bus!'

    But wait, if you buy now, we'll double your offer -
    The report adds: “While far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”
    Not only are they extreme and old, they're also racist. Ah, it all makes sense now. If you want to create your own country, create your own laws, make money and not share it, you're a bad, bad man.All that's missing from this report is some dose of misogyny and we're set to go.

    Of course evidence is something that's in short supply. But hey, trust them, we're baaaad -
    The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.

    Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.
    MS13, La Raza, Latin Kings, Gangster Disciples, these are just gangs but uncle Fred? He's a terrorist because he thinks we have law in this country.

    Naturally, we could ask just where they get the power from? From us of course -
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
    Got that? The government exists solely to secure our rights. Thankfully Americans are recognizing that they have not only a right that is guaranteed by the Constitution but a responsibility to protect themselves.Think that's outdated? Denninger covers exactly what you are -
    If you don't believe in this then you're not an American, no matter where you were born. You do not share American values. You do not share the foundational beliefs that created and thus far have sustained this nation. You are a traitor to Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Washington and countless others. In advancing your views you are advocating violence against all in America, as the disrespecting of one's natural rights is the initiation of force -- the very definition of assault.
    There are many lies going on at this point at it is up to you to point them out and expose them. For instance, the left is howling at this point that 'there is no confiscation' and you're 'nuts' if you believe the following -
    • If you own a large capacity magazine greater than 10 round capacity that was a grandfathered magazine as a result of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapon Ban, within a year, you must do one of the following: dispose of it to another person outside New York State, surrender it to law enforcement officials, or permanently alter such to only accept 7 rounds.
    • If you own a 10 round magazine for your gun, you will be allowed to keep such magazine but only be able to load it with 7 rounds unless you are at an exempted location such as a shooting range or competition. In 90 days from enactment you will no longer be able to purchase 10 round magazines, only 7 and lower capacity magazines.
    • Starting in one year, to purchase ammunition, the seller will perform a check to verify that you are not prohibited under the Federal Law disqualifiers (see last page) from possessing a firearm, and will not sell you ammunition if you are prohibited.
    Got that? 'Turn it in or else' is not confiscation, it's 'common sense' you bitter clingers. Since we're not physically taking it, it's not confiscation. Since we're doing it a piece at a time, it's not confiscation.

    And for those who thing it's the 'religious zealots' that are clinging to their guns, put this in your pipe and smoke it -
    The Vatican's chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths."

    "I am with them," Lombardi said, in an editorial carried on Vatican Radio, lining up the Vatican's moral support in favor of firearm limits.

    "The initiatives announced by the American administration for limiting and controlling the spread and use of weapons are certainly a step in the right direction," Lombardi said.
     So when non-genocide is happening because the people are 'only being shot one at a time' by 'their peers' sanctioned by one of the world's largest religions, you can rest assured that it -
    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

    Friday, January 18, 2013

    Victory - Naked Body Scanners Are Headed Out!

    The peepers will have to find new employment -
    The Transportation Security Administration confirms that it is getting rid of airport body scanners that produce a naked image of travelers.

    Right now the TSA uses two types of scanners. One makes a generic image showing where agents should look for an object on the traveler's body. Those scanners are staying.

    The other kind of scanner uses X-rays. They raised privacy concerns because they show metal objects on the traveler's body - along with every other detail, too. Congress has mandated that those scanners be changed or removed by June.

    TSA says the X-ray scanners will be gone by June. It says the company that makes them, Rapiscan, was not able to come up with a software fix to make the scanners comply with the Congressional mandate.
    Rape-scan. What a fitting name.

    Now I don't exclude the possibility that a terror attack could be 'caused' by the lack of scanners thereby justifying their return. Seeing as how the security apparatus has already made their profits on these machines I would think something Rapescan would miraculously come up with a new machine, (not a patch, those are faaar too complicated) that will allow the new Congressional mandate to be fulfilled. At a price of course.

    This is only one step, but a fairly large one. Hundreds more will be needed to return the world to some semblance of freedom, but the fact remains that we have tasted freedom -
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
    -- Scrawled on a bunker outside Khe Sahn, RVN

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    401K Accounts Draining - Are Americans Getting the Message?

    401Ks are being raided by the owners -
    A large and growing share of American workers are tapping their retirement savings accounts for non-retirement needs, raising broad questions about the effectiveness of one of the most important savings vehicles for old age.

    This could be good or bad. If workers are tapping into funds because they're destitute or they don't trust the system, that's one set of problems. But if they're cannibalizing their accounts to maintain their 'lifestyle', then - Houston we have a problem. Let's look further...
    More than one in four American workers with 401(k) and other retirement savings accounts use them to pay current expenses, new data show. The withdrawals, cash-outs and loans drain nearly a quarter of the $293 billion that workers and employers deposit into the accounts each year, undermining already shaky retirement security for millions of Americans.
    Uh oh, current expenses? This is a bad report.
    A report due out this week from the financial advisory firm HelloWallet found that more than one in four workers dip into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, credit card debt or other bills. Those in their 40s have been the most likely culprits — one-third are turning to such accounts for relief.

    Fresh data from Vanguard, one of the nation’s largest 401(k) managers, show a 12 percent increase in the number of workers who took loans against their retirement accounts or withdrew money outright since 2008.
    So, Gen Xers and the tail-end of the boomers are sinking? That matches the employment data that's been coming out lately.
    The most common way Americans tap their retirement funds is through loans, which must be repaid with interest. Those who withdraw money face hefty penalties. In most cases, they not only incur a 10 percent federal tax penalty but also pay income taxes. The costs are financially harmful to families even as ­money-management firms reap massive fees for handling retirement accounts that ultimately are not used for retirement.
    This reveals that Gen X thinks things are going to get better in the future. Why else would you face penalties?
    “What you have is 401(k) participants voting with their wallets saying they would much rather use this money for other purposes. I don’t think this can be ignored. Employers are dramatically overpaying for retirement, but it is not benefitting the employee,” said Matt Fellowes, a former Brookings Institution researcher who is chief executive of Hello­Wallet. “In many cases, the only one benefiting is the vendor.
    Aha! Now we come to the truth. In order to circumvent the burdensome tax code, Congress decided to permit an individual to give a third party their money to save for a legitimate cause. Of course exceptions don't come cheap and someone has got to pay. In actuality, this ends up being a boon for the companies. So the real effect is that Congress threw the private sector a bone.

    And don't forget, if you make a 'mistake' you can lose the whole lot or end up in prison. Sounds about right for government led 'solutions'.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Red Alert - Constitutional Encroachment

    Obama primes the explosives -
    President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

    The announcement, to be delivered at the White House, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.

    The White House has invited key lawmakers as well as gun-control advocates to appear at Wednesday’s policy rollout, according to two officials who have been invited to the event.
    Note that what we're talking about here is policy, NOT law. (Although in speaking to some liberals and conservatives, you would swear they're the same thing.)
    The emerging set of White House proposals stem from a month-long review led by Vice President Biden, who has been meeting with advocates on both sides before making the recommendations that were delivered to Obama this week.

    The recommendations — many of which Obama has endorsed — are expected to include a tougher version of the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004; a limit on the number of bullets magazines can hold; background checks for gun shows and other “private sales”; better database tracking for weapons sales; and strengthening measures aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of those with severe mental health issues.
    Let's get one thing straight right now. The beloved conservative leader Bush II actually supported the assault weapons ban. Uh oh, what do we do now? The guy we re-elected president held the same position as the guy we say is out of control.Makes you look just a bit partisan don't ya think?

    Make no mistake though, whatever your view on this particular issue, this is THE line in the sand for a lot of armed Americans. These individuals will resist, probably forcibly. But then again, that's what the banksters wanted all along.
    ...Ordo Ab Chao (Look it up) in the US in order to merge us into an international system. This is the destabilization phase of the longer reaching Religious War (Series) that is being used to demonize religion. Look for a continuing resurgence in class warfare which first seeks to commit countries to civil war before turning their sights across the world to 'the other nations who did this to us!'

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    James Holmes, The Dark Knight Rises Shooter

    James Eagen Holmes (Not the hoax that Mohammed Alam was the shooter.) allegedly shot 70 people – 12 fatally – early Friday in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    James Eagen Holmes, 24, was adopted by Mrs Holmes, 58, and husband Dr. Robert Holmes, 61,who  worked for San Diego-based HNC Software, Inc., a company that worked with DARPA to develop “cortronic neural networks” that enable machines to translate aural and visual stimuli and simulate human thinking., They raised him as one of their own. James was an admitted agnostic.

    (Coincidentally, Col. Robert Holmes, the grandfather of James Holmes, was a graduate Turkish language graduates of the Army Language School, later the Defense Language Institute, in Monterey, California (the same military installation, incidentally, where alleged 9/11 hijacker Saeed Alghamdi trained)).

    Many friends and relatives, who said just a year ago Holmes was seen as an ‘all-American boy’ with an affinity for his family.

    The theater, Cinemark's Century 16 multiplex had a 'no firearms allowed' policy. The town also had the strictest of gun control laws in the state. 
    Reportedly  purchased a ticket to the film, left the theater after the movie began,
    • Multiple people and multiple shooters?
      • Corbin Dates state that Holmes received a phone call from someone while he was inside the theater and responded by moving to the emergency exit
      • Dates also said he saw Holmes by the exit door “signaling somebody or looking for somebody to come his way.
      • “From what we saw he wasn’t alone – he had someone with him. Because the second can of tear gas didn’t come from his side….“We can only assume that someone got him in because what he was wearing seemed thick.”
      • A second gas mask different to the one Holmes was wearing was also found hundreds of feet from where Holmes was arrested at the opposite end of the theater car park, along with additional items.
      • Police continued searching for other shooters.
        • At 1:16am on the police audio recording from the scene, an officer states, “Talking to people making statements, sounds like we have possibly 2 shooters, one that was in Theater 8 seated, another one that came in from the outside into Theater 9. Sounds like it was a coordinated attack.”
          “Every unit, possible 2nd shooter still at large… Keep the media away from them,” said another officer.
      • Initial police reports that suggested the involvement of two or more shooters
        • As I was sitting down to get my seat, I noticed that a person came up to the front row, the front right, sat down, and as credits were going, it looked like he got a phone call. He went out toward the emergency exit doorway, which I thought was unusual to take a phone call. And it seemed like he probably pried it open, or probably did not let it latch all the way. As soon as the movie started, somebody came in, all black, gas mask, armor, and threw a gas can into the audience, and it went off, and then there were gunshots that took place.”
          – “Witness: Someone let gunman inside Colorado movie theater,” CNN, July 20, 2012
    and returned through a back emergency exit, wearing a gas mask (How could anyone positively identify him?), and riot gear in what some described as a “full SWAT uniform.” setting off a gas grenade and then shooting as panicked movie patrons dove for cover or ran for the exits. Armed with  a tactical helmet, bullet proof vest, an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remington shotgun, two 40-caliber Glock handguns, as well as an assortment of bomb-making materials

    His weapon jammed.
    • James immediately turned himself into the police
      • Holmes informed investigators that his residence – part of an apartment complex reserved for students, patients, and staff at the University of Colorado Medical Center — was rigged with explosives. (Why did Holmes go to the expense and trouble of rigging his apartment with an array of deadly explosives and then immediately tell police about the bombs when he was arrested? Given the fact that Holmes was a graduate student in neuroscience, where did he obtain the skills to create a maze of bombs so complex that it took the FBI two days to disarm them? According to experts, the intricacy of the bombs was reminiscent of war zones – how could Holmes have set all this up without help from an explosives expert?)
      • Misc odditites
        • Speaking to the Denver Post, Salina Jordan, who was situated in the theater next door to where the shootings took place, stated, “15-20 minutes into the movie that’s when you start hearing the….gunshots, the bullets start coming over into my theater and about six people got shot.” “Five minutes after the guy comes running in and tells them that they’re shooting outside, you hear the alarm go off, it says ‘murder in the theater’ – like it’s just going off ‘murder in the theater’, ‘murder in the theater’ – it’s crazy that they got an alarm saying that there’s murder in the theater,” she added.

    He was placed on a no-bond hold and has been held in solitary confinement and remains under 23-hour lockdown, leaving his cell just once a day at an Arapahoe County detention facility since 7/20.(Note: Aurora police chief Daniel Oates" finished his 21-year career with the NYPD in 2001 as the commanding officer of the department’s Intelligence Division")
    ABC News phoned Arlene Holmes at 5am PST

    Quick note - This is definitely a work in progress and will be updated massively.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    Analysis of Real Effects - Part 2

    • US 
      • John Roberts - Conservative? - August 23, 2005 Look for Roberts to hold a conservative line for a while, disarming most arguments against his nomination. Then when key arguments come to SCOTUS, I believe he will suddenly become a Sandra Day and hand us over to the globalists.
      • EU to Set Up Spy Satellites - November 19, 2005 Watch for an increase in centralization of power shifting from the United States to Brussels and the European Union....
      • CAFTA
        • Major London Update - 777 - July 12, 2005 CAFTA - set to pass which will not be vetoed by just-say-yes Bush 
          • Signed just a few weeks later 
      • Elections
        • 2006
          • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 The Republicans will begin to pay for their outspoken arrogance. In representative seats. Watch for fallout from Republican scandal, oil prices, overspending, Constitutional encroachment, war fatigue, and Democratic whining to give the Dems control of the House.
    • Asia
      • 2012 Predictions - January 1, 2012 "Start of the Asiatic war (Late Q3 - Q4) - With the US being over committed, it can't back up its positions in other countries, the East sees this and starts moving. Fires break out faster then they can be put out."
      • China
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 Yet on the horizon still looms North Korea and most likely China. Perhaps 2009?
      • North Korea  
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 Yet on the horizon still looms North Korea and most likely China. Perhaps 2009?
    • Mideast  
      • Syria
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 As Iraq-weariness begins to set in, Bush shifts strategy to going after Iran and/or Syria as another 'theater' in the global struggle on terror.
        • 2012 Predictions - January 1, 2012 "Syria - It appears that the road to Iran lies through Syria. The US will try to draw in Hezbollah through "regime change"."
      • Gaza
        • Gaza Watch - August 16, 2005 "Watch for increased hostility in the region and added tension in Israeli/Palestinian relations."
      • Iran
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 As Iraq-weariness begins to set in, Bush shifts strategy to going after Iran and/or Syria as another 'theater' in the global struggle on terror.
        • Iran a Growing Target? Part 1 - June 17, 2005 My prediction at this point is that Iran is in the crosshairs as of mid to late 2005.
      • Iraq 
        • Disasters, Terrorism and Liberties - September 27, 2005 But in order to secure the "homeland" we cannot leave Iraq, and Iran, but rather we must ensure "Free Trade" by bringing in foreign mercenaries, err... troops and setting up internal checkpoints. 
          • We left Iraq 6 years later while leaving behind a substantial merc force.
    • Americas
      • Mexico
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 New border wall gets defunded or stalled. Border violence escalates.

    • Domestic
      • Disasters, Terrorism and Liberties - September 27, 2005 Look for continued 'revelations' of the American al-Quaeda threat...
      • Disasters, Terrorism and Liberties - September 27, 2005 But in order to secure the "homeland" we cannot leave Iraq, and Iran, but rather we must ensure "Free Trade" by bringing in foreign mercenaries, err... troops and setting up internal checkpoints.

    • Commodities
      • Housing
        • Housing Market Cooldown - October 04, 2005 Now I don't believe that it takes a genius to figure out that the housing market will at least temporarily collapse...I believe that this will spread in this country gradually at first, ...we will begin to see many people selling off properties in an attempt to capitalize on unrealistically high housing prices. I strongly believe this will lead to a panicked sell-a-thon which will flood the market with overpriced housing, driving the prices down to at least pre-bubble levels. This will leave many holding large outstanding debts as much of their investment's value plummets.
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005 A further decline as the housing market continues to cool.
      • Gasoline and Crude
        • Crude UpdateJune 21, 2005 Gasoline prices begin to creep upwards for the summer. I believe it would be reasonable to anticipate $2.50 gas within 3 months. 
        • Crude Prices Increasing Again, Does This Equate to a Gasoline Cost Increase - June 15, 2005 - "Crude will double over next year, Hybrids will increase, SUV’s decrease"  
          • Plummeting SUV sales perhaps dealt a fatal blow to GM
        • Telegraph Suggests Doubling of Oil Prices - June 27, 2005 I believe this will lead to the increase of gasoline prices by about 5% in the near future resulting in roughly $2.45 gas in the southeastern WI area.
        • Major London Update - 777 - July 12, 2005  $62 a barrel oil
        • Crude Update - August 8, 2005 - "Look for gas prices to continue to etch up in increments as the cost of crude explodes.""look for continued emphasis on the previous record in the 1980's being unmatched with inflation factored in."
        • Hurricane Oddities... - September 22, 2005 Look for oil to explode well over $3 a gallon and the dreaded word 'shortage' to start to appear.
        • New Year Predictions - 2006 - December 31, 2005  Look for the trend that has been established over the last few years to continue. Gas starts to head upwards as it looks for equalization with overseas markets. Overseas, the price starts heading up to with $6 a gallon in the U.K. and much of Europe and close to if not just over $4 a gallon here in the U.S.
        • Oil Price Increase Coming? - January 23, 2006 Look for gas prices to rise to roughly $2.70-$2.85 over the next few months to set the pace for $4 gasoline this summer.
    • EU
      • Collapse of the EU
        • 2011 Predictions - January 1, 2011 "Western Europe contracts massively, putting extraordinary pressure on the Euro. But the call out of Belgium isn't about revoking the Euro, rather about the preservation of the European Union and the need to 'pull together'. I would expect that we could begin to see propaganda calling for a United Europe in the face of "x" (economic crisis, terror, war). Ultimately in the endgame, foreign creditors feel the massive pinch as they try to protect their investments, but the lack of a favorable response by the people will lead to war with the far east, but not yet.
    • US
      • 2008 Collapse
        • Wanna CAFTA, don't you wanna? - August 5, 2005 "Look for an increasingly economic slide of the economy in the 2nd half of 2005 that causes the dollar to slide even further against the Euro setting the stage for a Union currency proposed to be called the Amero."
          • While the dollar strengthened in 2005, the economy set the stage for later.
        • Interest Rates, Oil and a Recession - August 10, 2005 "I believe plunging the American economy dramatically, suddenly and then selling off her assets gradually over the next year ending roughly in June of next year."
          • The date for the crash was incorrect, but the methodology was sound.Also note that the combination if interest rates, oil and other factors contributed to the 2008 collapse.
        • Greenspan Crash - August 29, 2005 What I see is the makings of a possible economic 'perfect storm'.I believe that Mr. Greenspan's statements will scare the market into further decline over the next few months.
        • Katrina and Economy - August 31, 2005 "I believe this is the first wave of the depression of 2005."
          • Technically correct, the first wave started in 2005 with the Depression being actualized in 2008.
        • Rita and Oil - September 22, 2005 I believe that this will further reduce the American refining capacity and continue the coming American recession.
        • Hurricane Oddities... - September 22, 2005 I believe that we will see the economy start to stutter like a dying giant, staggering into a recession, if not a depression.
      • 2009 Rebound
        • The March to 6,000 - The economic house of cards begins to tumble… - June 15, 2009 This is not a recession, it is a depression. And a massive one at that. We are not at the bottom, we are on gaining momentum for the next plunge down. If you thought the last drop was bad, this one is going to strike fear into the hearts of men everywhere.
    Private Property
    •  Eminent Domain 
      • Private Property - June 23, 2005 Make no mistake, if this ruling is allowed to stand, "officials" all over the country will continue to confiscate property in an attempt to improve our supposedly miserable lives at the cost of individual liberty. Have a newspaper that the people disagree with? We'll we just remove that urban blight by seizing your property and decreasing the urban "blight".
        • Mayors all over the country started seizing less valuable property with Detroit becoming one of the main violators.
    • Flu
      •  Avian Flu, the Next Big Shamdemic? - September 19, 2005 This is hardly an "epidemic" let alone the dreaded "pandemic" that we keep hearing about. Therefore the response to "stockpile" 1/10 of a BILLION dollars worth of "experimental" vaccines can safely be construed as an over-reaction at best and most likely, panic-pandering.
        •  The bird flu ended up being a non-event and the 100 million vaccine stockpile were largely wasted.
      • Bunch of Updates... - October 06, 2005 I believe it is possible that the 'killer bug' that is coming could be a genetically engineered copy of the Spanish Flu that would be blamed on the Avian Flu.
        • The swine flu outbreak ended up containing engineered elements.
    This is a resource and will be updated periodically.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    Top 10 Killers in the US

    Squeezy, the Pension Python

    I swear, you can't make this stuff up -
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is using a cartoon character to raise public awareness of the state's pension problem.

    Mr. Quinn last week introduced Squeezy the Pension Python, meant to highlight the “squeeze” pension payments are putting on other state services such as education, health care and public safety.

    For months, state legislators have failed to enact meaningful reform on a pension system that — with unfunded liabilities of nearly $100 billion — is the worst funded in the nation and was called “unfixable” by a group of Chicago business leaders.
    Oh this is rich. Squeezy...somebody get me a chair. But wait, more people want to talk about the python -
    “It's designed to be edgy and bring attention to the pension squeeze,” Brooke Anderson, spokeswoman for the governor, said of the video. “It's designed to provide information about how Illinois found itself in the pension squeeze and what's at stake.”
    You catch that?!? Pension squeeze...Squeezy? Ain't she brilliant? And edgy to boot! I'm guessing Christopher Nolan might be calling looking for some tips on his next film.

    But wait, not everyone likes Squeezy...boooooo....
    State Rep. Darlene Senger, a member of the state House Personnel and Pensions Committee, said the grass-roots campaign will not accomplish anything in the next few days, and the governor did not do voters justice in his method of explaining the problem.

    The pension issue is “complicated the way it is and not something I find to be cartoonish,” said Ms. Senger. “It's a serious business ... and to make fun of it or dumb it down ... I don't think it's appropriate.”
    Doubters? Doubters?!? Surely there are not more than a few!
    Anders Lindall, spokesman for AFSCME Council 31, Chicago, which represents state employees, said the new website is a “misleading distraction” to the pension problem.

    “In reality, politicians for decades diverted money owed to the retirement systems and used it to pay for other public services instead,” Mr. Lindall said in an e-mailed statement. “Rather than pretending that the pension debt is the cause when in fact it's a symptom of the state's unfair tax structure — and instead of comparing retirees to snakes — a worthwhile education effort would explain what's truly needed: A guarantee that politicians won't skip pension payments going forward, and adequate revenue to maintain vital services while the state pays the pension debt.”
     No, no. Pensioners can't be snakes. Just because AFSCME got into bed with a den of snakes doesn't mean that there are any in there, right? And we're certain that Mr. Quinn will have a wonderful Youtube video of Merlin the Magical Honey Badger delivering that guarantee.

    In all seriousness, Illinois' massive pension burden that we've covered a few times here with the prediction that it would be bust by 2015 must be the fault of the politicians. Surely it can't be the fault of angry unions that demand unsustainable exponential increases in living every year.

    The unions demanded fairy tale increases and they got it. The politicians should be brought up on charges of fraud and so should union reps that delivered the pixie dust pipe dream to their constituents.

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013

    Red Alert - Tyrannical Gun Confiscation Being Actively Floated

    The prospect of another American civil war draws squarely into view -
    Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.

    "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."

    Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."

    Biden talked also about taking responsible action. "As the president said, if you're actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."

    Biden, as he himself noted, helped write the Brady bill.

    Eric Holder was scheduled to be at the meeting that's currently taking place at the White House.

    Personally, I find it somewhat difficult to ever take Biden seriously. However the immense gravity of the situation demands that we do. There is no way that the administration would telegraph a move that could very well result in outright civil war unless they darned well planned on doing something. The fact that they chose to have Biden deliver the message is akin to making the joker of the group inform another individual of bad news. It is merely strategy in that if things go south quickly, you just burn the joker and pretend it never happened.

    The most telling part about this though is not the action itself, it is the method by which they are considering (they're not actually considering, they've already decided) which itself undermines the legitimacy of the very argument they use to defuse the argument from the opposition!

    What are the 'gun nuts' saying? "We need these to protect ourselves from an overzealous government!!"

    The "grabbers" then make the arguments - "We're not trying to take the guns (Demonstrably false) and even if we did, you don't need them because the argument that we're going to be tyrants is wrong."

    But as always, we measure not what people say, but rather what they do. And is this government even attempting to maintain a pretense of democracy, let alone our proper Republic? No, not in the slightest. We're going straight to tyranny. The King has decreed, therefore let it be so.

    And the opposition wants to try to claim that the constitutionally biding side is nuts? No, you are liars and you have been exposed as such. Since it takes an amendment to change the rules, any continual support provided to these tyrants would be properly viewed as treason. (As was the case with support of the Patriot Act)

    As if this wasn't enough, in what appears to be a coordinated move, all sides appear to be going for broke -
    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal came out in favor of gun control restrictions in a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

    "I spent a career carrying typically either a M16, and later a M4 carbine," he said. "And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It's designed to do that. That's what our soldiers ought to carry."

    Said McChrystal, "I personally don't think there's any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America. I believe that we've got to take a serious look -- I understand everybody's desire to have whatever they want -- but we have to protect our children and our police and we have to protect our population. And I think we have to take a very mature look at that."
     In New York -
    A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany.
    Iowa -
    In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Caroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.

    Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

    “We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer told the newspaper during a December 19 audiotaped interview. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”
    Connecticut -
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants legislation that would require instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition. He is expected to take up the proposal once Congress reconvenes.

    "They can be done in 30 seconds," he said. "The vast majority are, and they would prevent people who should not have ammunition or firearms from actually buying it."
    Of course, we should just trust that these individuals, who are often themselves armed to the teeth are going to just be nice -
    “I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon – much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him,” said Daily Beast sports columnist Buzz Bissinger.
    Got that? While interrupting someone is "undignified, unedifying.", threatening to kill them is just 'ha, ha...funny'. Of course the 'brights' get to decide which is which in our wonderful republic democracy tyranny.

    No one should be surprised about this in the slightest though as it was thoroughly predictable -
    Look for continued unrest with some governments getting overthrown. But as I indicated earlier, the globalists are literally banking on this to occur. We are still not there yet though. More riots need to take place, some shots, some new faces and then, we go to war.
    Let's spell this out in plain english:

    The banksters have already stolen your purchasing power, your jobs, your retirement, your savings, and so much more and now, they need to get away. Far, far away. But they can't have you coming to retrieve their ill-gotten gains so they either use or cause scary events to create the narrative that YOU are the one that can't be trusted. No, you can't even get a job without being thoroughly vetted by the money makers and you certainly can't be trusted to own scary looking weapons.

    That reminds me of a verse, I heard long, long ago...
    And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013

    Assassinate Citizens, but Do Not Censor Foreigners

    Jay just can't resist a lecture -
    Breaking news during tonight's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight: On the heels of Morgan's fiery interview with Alex Jones, the man who started the petition to deport the CNN host, the White House addressed the petition.

    The official White House statement, via spokesman Jay Carney:

    The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy."

    The petition to deport Morgan has gained more than 100,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 required to warrant an official White House response.
    Talk about completely missing the point. For starters, we are not and never have been a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. As such, we are a nation that is predicated upon upholding the law, chiefly the Constitution. Advocating the circumvention of the highest law in the land is on it's face, treason. (If you defy the very document that creates the entity you belong to, how can it be anything but treason?)

    This document has a specific process in place to amend it, if, deemed necessary by the people. In fact, it has been amended multiple times successfully. (It is a separate argument whether this is a good thing.) This is the only legal way to achieve what is contrary to what is enumerated within the Constitution. This does not preclude the possibility that the government does hold the opinion that it has unlimited power, indeed one needs to only consider the tax/non-tax that is Obamacare, rather that these undertaken actions are illegal.

    Further, a foreign agent (Piers is a British citizen) to espouse open treason on our own airwaves while simultaneously ignoring the legally prescribed redress of this situation is especially egregious.

    The bittersweet irony here is that the Obama administration is simultaneously asserting freedom for proclaimed foreign subversives of our law while claiming the right to assassinate you without trial.

    Update: It would appear that the Supreme Court (Kleindienst v. Mandel (1972))agrees with the deportation angle -
    “Your opinion is protected, your presence in the U.S. is not. See Kleindienst v. Mandel (1972),” Taranto replied to Morgan.

    Taranto linked to transcripts from a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Attorney General’s refusal to allow a foreign journalist into the United States did not violate the First Amendment. The case resulted from Nixon administration attorney general Richard Kleindienst’s refusal to grant a temporary nonimmigrant visa to Marxist Belgian journalist Ernest Mandel.
    This is absolute common sense. If you are here as a guest in our country, you are not guaranteed to your opinion AND residency here. As any poor guest can attest, while it may be polite to permit (Note the proper use of the term) an individual to run their mouth, you may be asked to leave.

    Alex Jones on Piers Morgan, Molon labe

    With the introduction of the Feinstein bill, Vox made a fitting recommendation on how to handle the gun grabbers -
    It's time to begin cranking up the volume and sending the anti-gun politicians scurrying back under their rocks again...

    We all knew it was coming. You know the drill. If there is even the slightest squishiness on the part of your elected official, squeeze him until he squeals like an NRA piggy.
    This is the proper response. Much like the right's so-called 'response' to terrorism, the left's 'desire to debate' is not an actual call to a reasoned, logical analysis of relevant points, rather it is a call to rhetorically paint those who possess guns as unreasonable, baby killing bastards, hell bent on disrupting their precious utopia. They are ideologically and rhetorically dishonest and as such should not be taken seriously. Knowing that this would be the case, Alex takes Vox's advice to heart and goes for the throat -

    The answer is -- wait a minute, I have FBI crime statistics that come out of a year late, 2011, 20-plus percent crime drop in the last nine years, real violent crime because more guns means less crime. Britain took the guns 15, 16 years ago. Tripling of your overall violent crime. True, we have a higher gun violence level, but overall, muggings, stabbing, deaths -- those men raped that woman to India to death with an iron rod 4 feet long. You can't ban the iron rods. The guns, the iron rods, Piers, didn't do it, the tyrants did it. Hitler took the guns Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns, and I'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesn't matter how many lemmings you get out there in the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?
    That good people was a rhetorical 'shot hear around the world'. Alex knew full well that Piers has absolutely no inclination in a reasoned debate, Piers even intimated as much with his argument points trying in vain to direct the discussion towards a discussion on the level of gun deaths in Britain and thus revealing the true aim, disarming the people. (As seen with the call to eliminate knives in Britain and the gun ban in Australia)

    Of course Piers can't allow AJ's points to stand, he needs to passive-aggressively bring in Alex's 'sanity' -
    "He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for," Morgan told POLITICO.

    "That kind of vitriol, hatred, and zealotry is really quite scary. I didn't feel threatened by him, but I'm concerned that someone like him has that level of influence," Morgan said. "There's got to be a level of discourse that can rise above what happened last night. It was undignified, unedifying."
    Notice how he shifts the frame away from the actual discussion, gun control. Think it through once..

    "He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for,"
    Because he’s got “vitriol, hatred, and zealotry” (buzz words. Note the lack of subject? It allows it to be more ‘personal’ to the impressionable reader)
    How do we know he’s got hatred? Because Piers is..
    “really quite scar(ed)…concerned that someone like him has that level of influence,”
    Oh. Why?
    “It was undignified, unedifying."”

    So to boil it down in reverse. (Because that’s how Piers is building his ‘case’) Because Jones was “undignified”, Piers, being the man’s man that he is is not scared but is concerned. (Implying mental illness) And because he’s concerned, over his undignified actions, AJ is filled with hate (They invoke the Southern Poverty Law Center later in the article.) And THAT makes an effective argument for gun control.

    To boil it down a step further – While sitting with a foreign agent discussing gun confiscation, Alex believes that gun control is coming and want’s to defend his perceived right to guns, therefore he is mentally ill and should have them taken away.

    To quote Vox (and Denninger) again -
    No limits.  No restrictions.  No laws.  Nothing that infringes, even in the smallest and most seemingly sensible way, on the right to bear arms.  No compromise.