Source: Russia’s Su-35 Fighter Jet Demoralizes US Pilots Flying McCain’s F-35 Dumbed Down Flying Bathtub

5 AUG 2017 BY VOLUBRJOTR 

In the USA, pilots are not allowed to watch videos of Su-35 demonstration flights at MAKS-2017 international air show. 

Allegedly, the videos of the Russian Su-35 aircraft in action may demoralize US pilots. [http://www.pravdareport.com/news/russia/economics/17-01-2017/136636-su_35_raptor-0/]

Russia has already received orders for Su-35 fighter jets from China, India, Indonesia, and other countries. 

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy about 90 of such planes. 

Russia currently takes the lead in the segment of heavy multipurpose fighters, and the launch of the Su-35 will only strengthen her position.

The flight and combat performance of the Su-35 makes this aircraft superior to all existing fourth generation fighters. 

What is more, the Su-35 is on par with fifth-generation aircraft. 

This is a state-of-the-art multipurpose fighter that ensures superiority in the air and effectively strikes ground and above-water targets.

In 2008, a simulated air combat involving Su-35 and US fighters F-22, F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-35 was conducted at US Air Force in Hikam (Hawaii Islands). 

The result was disappointing: in 20 air battles against the Su-35, the Americans scored just one victory.

The unsurpassed maneuverability, electronic and weapon systems of the Su-35 make this fighter the best among other comparable Western analogues, such as the F-15 Eagle.

McCain Ended The U.S. Superior F-22 Fighter Jet For Centralized G.E.’s F-35 Travesty

McCain Voted To Rid America Of The Most Advanced Fighter Jet In The World [F-22] which in turn ended 95,000 jobs assembling The F-22 Raptor ~ remember this was done when Obama could not even get a shovel ready job with $trillions of printed fiat dollars ~ the was unfortunately held by the banks and was not allowed to stimulate the economy. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-22_Raptor]

DESTROYING BY DESIGN THE UNITED STATES AIR SUPERIORITY

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

“Another spy disaster like Pollard, shoved under the rug too long due to pressure from the powerful Israeli lobby.”

On April 21, 2009, the Department of Defense announced the theft of 1.5 terabytes of data on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the platform meant give the United States and her allies air superiority for the next 40 years. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-35_Lightning_II]

In a flash, all that was gone, $300 billion dollars of funding down the drain, every system, defense, offense, stealth, everything needed to build one or shoot it down, all gone.  

Day one, China was accused but it wasn’t China, it wasn’t Iran, it wasn’t Pakistan.  

The theft left a clear signature, one identical to the data Wikileaks has been receiving, sources inside the Pentagon repeating the actions of Israeli-Soviet spy, Jonathan Pollard. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Pollard

As vital as the F-35 is to America’s defense, Pollard’s triumph on behalf of Soviet Russia and Israel dwarfs the current espionage coup. [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.7833333333,35.2166666667&spn=1.0,1.0&q=31.7833333333,35.2166666667%20(Israel)&t=h]

Since the 2009 announcement, there has been nothing but silence.

When the theft was announced, Pentagon “damage control” went into action immediately branding the disaster as “unimportant” while scrambling to look for any possible way to “put the toothpaste back into the tube.”  

What Secretary Gates came up with was a simple denial and to pretend it never happened.  

With the continual efforts by the Israeli government to secure the release of master spy Jonathan Pollard, a “witch hunt” for another Israeli spy would endanger America’s hopes of winning a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

There was no real question, this was another Israeli operation, their “signature” was all over it.

“AN UNPRECEDENTED DISASTER”

What did America lose?  

15 years of research and development?  

That doesn’t come close.  

Key components of the F-35, from stealth materials, flight and weapons systems, to tens of thousands of man-hours of systems programming are now “out there,” available to any potential rival, military or commercial.  

At best, it could be considered a $300 billion dollar bank robbery, by American standards, nothing new in today’s financial world.

At worst, nations whose defense capabilities were decades behind the US can now be at par, as the F-35 was estimated to be “air superiority capable” until at least 2040. 

Data stolen could make production of a comparable aircraft possible in as little as 36 months, particularly with several projects in the offing, Russia/India and in China, each of which are capable of quickly adapting upgraded systems.

The JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) in its three variants, conventional takeoff/landing (CTOL, carrier variant (CV) and short takeoff/vertical landing (STOLV), are scheduled for production through 2026 with estimates of service life until 2060 and beyond.  

Export versions of the F-35, “detuned” are available for American allies, NATO and Israel.  

The F-35 delivers more “punch” per dollar than any current “legacy” fighter by a margin of as much as 8 to 1.

AIR DEFENSE VULNERABILITY

In March, 1999, on the 4th day of American involvement in the Bosnian war, Serbian forces shot down an F-117 stealth bomber using a Soviet SA 300 air defense system with radar modifications based on data secured through espionage.

1. New York Times White Wash Thugs Bill Clinton & General Wesley Clark Of War Crimes Against Christian Serbs! [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/10/19/new-york-times-allowed-bill-clinton-general-wesley-clark-to-commit-war-crimes/]

2. In Ukraine The West Crossed The Red Line: As Yesterday’s Murderous Thugs ~ Bill Clinton & Wesley Clark ‘Using Our Military’ Crossed The Red Line In Kosovo! [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/03/18/in-ukraine-the-west-crossed-the-red-line-as-yesterdays-murderous-thugs-bill-clinton-wesley-clark-using-our-military-crossed-the-red-line-in-kosovo/]

The F-22A Raptor – A High-Flying Masterpiece: [https://youtu.be/fnaZfBpe1YI]

Ending The F-22 With The (PRATT AND WHITNEY ENGINE), In Order To Redirect Finances To A Deep State Controlled Centralized Monstrosity [G.E.] That Will In The End Simultaneously Weaken The U.S. Military And Drain America’s Wealth Into Their Coffers. 

This is what’s Called The Hidden Government.

Jeffery Immelt:

1. WAS APPOINTED TO OBAMA’S “RECOVERY PANEL“ [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/03/18/obamas-economic-advisors-g-e-jeffery-immelt-included-release-flawed-macro-economic-models-producing-deceptive-reports/]

2. CONTROLLED MSNBC MEDIA PROPAGANDA [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/02/15/rothschilds-media-to-control-information-to-assure-nwo-propaganda-to-be-both-dominant-and-ubiquitous/]

3. GOT BAILED OUT BY OUR $TRILLIONS [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/01/21/worst-bailout-in-u-s-history-general-electric-gets-182-5-billion-in-obama-buddy-bailout-project-calls-for-jeffery-immelts-immediate-resignation/]

4. WHEN THE F-22 WAS SHUT DOWN, G.E. GOT THE BID TO PRODUCE THE F-35 ENGINE ~ HOW CONVENIENT.

5. McCain Moves to Block Funding for F-22 Jets [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/13/mccain-moves-block-funding-f-jets.html]

General Electric Now Shuts Down The Production Of The F-35

PORK GOES THE ENGINE . . . JSF STYLE (UPDATED)

I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but my greatest fears about how the defense industry operates are being realized these days by developments surrounding the Joint Strike Fighter’s power plant(s).

When you have an airplane that is already wrestling with a flyaway unit cost that is well above program estimates ($80 million versus $65 million), more than a year behind the developmental test schedule for the Navy variant, and increasingly overweight the notion of an “alternative engine” just reeks of – dare I say it – pork.

Aviation Week reports the following: “The House Appropriations defense subcommittee added $480 million to the Joint Strike Fighter research and development account to fund continued work on the alternate engine for the F-35.

The Pentagon argued against funding the alternate engine for fear it would reduce the focus and resources necessary for the program of record.

Lawmakers also add $200 million to the development account to address ‘unfunded information assurance requirements’ driven by Defense Dept. policy updates, the committee’s report says.” [http://www.aviationweek.com/aw]

Hmmmm . . . so Pentagon doesn’t want the alternative engine but lawmakers are shoving down their throats anyway. How can that be? Don’t congressmen get all teary-eyed when they talk about how they support the troops?

McCain Replacing Superior F-22 Raptor With The Inferior G.E. F-35 Flying Bathtub [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2009/07/15/ayatollah-obama-replace-f-22-raptor-with-inferior-f-35-too-late-in-the-game-to-shut-down-and-then-rearm-with-inferior-35s-wwii-admiral-nagumo-rearmed-from-torpedos-to-ballistic-then-back-to-tor/]

Well, let’s take a look at how this particular game is played – which happens to be a nice window into how the defense game is too often played overall.

Representative Jean Schmidt, the hawkish Republican from the Ohio district that hosts a General Electric engine manufacturing plant has once again re-inserted the alternative engine funding line into the defense budget. 

At the same time, Rolls-Royce, the alternative engine co-manufacturer, is calling in a couple of markers on the Hill.

First, Rolls-Royce is a British company run by British people who have influence over Parliament whose members want some love because of their support for the Iraq War. Second, Rolls-Royce jumped the gun and built a huge JSF engine manufacturing facility at their plant outside of Indianapolis and the company’s lobby arm is executing a full court press to ensure that the American taxpayer pays for it (instead of Rolls-Royce shareholders).

And while – as a former Tomcat guy – I’m not overwhelmed by engines made by Pratt and Whitney, I have to believe that company is capable of making an engine that’ll work over the JSF’s service life.

The scariest part is all of this is being conducted in plain sight. Will GE and R-R get their way in an environment that is funding a war that costs $12 billion a month? 

Stay tuned . . .

Guess What The Deep State Has Accomplished?

F-22 The Most Sophisticated Fighter In The World Is Shut Down Including 95,000 Jobs During His Orchestrated American Collapse.

Now Conveniently, G.E. His Collusion Comrade – Shuts Down The F-35 Fighter Jet Which was only a delay tactic

Oh Yes CHINA’S J-11 Has Also Beat The U.S. F-35

THE J-11B IS NOT A COPY OR EVEN A DEVELOPMENT OF THE SU-27.

If you bother to read aviation articles, the J-11B is a CHINESE-DEVELOPED fighter using 100% CHINESE COMPONENTS AND DESIGN, but with a Su-27SK airframe as a jumpstart.

This is a video of the J-11B (along with some J-11As and Su-30MKKs). [1. https://youtu.be/H-G_ssx539M] [2. https://youtu.be/dt2yfonxXJY]

NOTE: THE J-11B HAS DEFEATED THE F-35 IN SIMULATED AIR COMBAT

The J-11B is a Chinese-designed, 4.5-generation, indigenous fighter jet that has EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH combat, dog-fighting, and multi-role capabilities (as said by Wikipedia). 

The J-11B is superior to the Su-27 and Su-30, and lies on a complete different generation than of the J-11A. 

The J-11B also has superior air-to-ground and naval strike capabilities, and is compatible with a huge variety of Chinese and Russian weapons.

The specs of the J-11B are FAR GREATER than the J-11A. We don’t have the J-11B specifications, but here are the J-11A specifications:

A new strike variant called J-11BS has come out. Superior to the F-15K Slam Eagle.

J-11A SPECIFICATIONS (NOT J-11B)

– Speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,600 mph)

– Combat range: 2,000 km

– Ferry range: 3,720 km (2,010 nm, 2,310 mi)

– Service ceiling 19,000 m (62,000 ft)

– Rate of climb: 325+ m/s (64,000 ft/min)

– Wing loading: 373.0 kg/m² (76.39 lb/ft²)

– Thrust/weight: – Dry: 0.66 – With afterburner: 1.085

– G-limit: +11g

COMPARABLE AIRCRAFT:

– MiG-35 Fulcrum-F

– Eurofighter Typhoon

– Su-37 Terminator

– Dassault Rafale

SURPRISED?

More: https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/08/05/russias-su-35-fighter-jet-demoralizes-us-pilots-flying-mccains-f-35-dumbed-down-flying-bathtub/

Source: Breaking: Seymour Hersh Cracks ‘Russia~Gate’ As Deep State CIA-Planted Lie

4 AUG 2017 BY VOLUBRJOTR

During the later portion of a phone-call, by the world’s greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented “a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole f**king thing began,” including who actually is behind the ‘RussiaGate’ lies, and of why they are spreading these lies. [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/08/pulitzer-prize-winning-reporter-fbi-documents-show-seth-rich-not-russians-gave-dnc-documents-wikileaks.html]

President Trump Defunds Deep State CIA Ending Covert ISIS Armament [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/20/president-trump-defunds-deep-state-cia-ending-covert-isis-armament/]

In a youtube video upload-dated August 1st [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/08/pulitzer-prize-winning-reporter-fbi-documents-show-seth-rich-not-russians-gave-dnc-documents-wikileaks.html], he reveals from his inside FBI and Washington DC Police Department sources — now, long before the Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be presenting his official ‘findings’ [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/21/white-house-gives-deep-state-mueller-all-the-rope-he-needs-abuse-of-venue/] to the nation

White House Gives Deep State Mueller All The Rope He Needs: Abuse Of Venue [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/21/white-house-gives-deep-state-mueller-all-the-rope-he-needs-abuse-of-venue/]

— that the charges that Russia had anything to do with the leaks from the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to Wikileaks, that those charges spread by the press, were a CIA-planted lie, and that what Wikileaks had gotten was only leaks (including at least from the murdered DNC-staffer Seth Rich), and were not from any outsider (including ’the Russians’), but that Rich didn’t get killed for that, but was instead shot in the back during a brutal robbery, which occurred in the high-crime DC neighborhood where he lived. 

Here is the video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYzB96_EK7s], and here is the transcript of it:

I’ll tell you what I know:

(Mumble) comes off an FBI report, don’t ask me how, I can figure out, I’ve been around long enough:

The kid gets — I don’t think he [Seth Rich] was murdered [because of this] I don’t think he was murdered because of what he knew, the kid was a nice boy, 27, he was not an ITS person, he learned stuff, he was a data-programmer, but he learned stuff, and so he was living on one street, somewhere, he was living in a very rough neighborhood, and in the exact area where he lived, there had been about, I am sure you know, there had been about 8 or 9 or 10, violent robberies, most of them with somebody brandishing a gun, and I am sure you know, his [the kid’s] hands were marked up, the cops concluded [HERSH SAW THE POLICE REPORT] he fought off the people, he tried to run, and they shot him twice in the back with a 22, small-caliber, and then the kid that did it ran, he got scared.

Russia Wipes Out Entire CIA Mossad Coalition Camp In Idlib, Syria [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/04/23/russia-wipes-out-entire-cia-mossad-coalition-camp-in-idlib-syria/]

So, the cops do this, here’s what nobody knows, what I am telling you, now maybe you do know something about it: 

When you have a death like that, DC cops, as you’re [dealing now with a person who is] dead, you generally don’t zip and go, yep I know, what’s the motive, what’s going on, you have to get to the kid’s apartment and see what you can find.

If he’s dead, you don’t need a warrant, but most cops get a warrant because they don’t know if the guy has a roommate, so they get a warrant, I’m just telling you, there is such a thing. 

They go in and can’t do much with his computer, [to find the] password, the cops don’t know much about it, so the cops have a cyber unit in DC, and they’re more sophisticated, they come in and look at it. 

The idea is maybe he has had a series of exchanges with somebody who said ‘I am going to kill you motherfucker’ over a girl, and they can’t get in, the cyber guys are a little better, but they can’t make sense of it, so they call the FBI cyber unit.

The DC unit, the Russian[-monitoring] and field office is a hot-shit unit. 

The guy running the Washington field office, he’s like a three-star at an army-base, he’s ready [mumble], you know what I mean, he’s going to do a top job. 

There’s a cyber unit there that’s excellent. 

What you get in a warrant, the public information you get in a warrant doesn’t include the affidavits underlying why you are going in, what the reason was.

German Found Dead Who Exposed CIA Bribery, Infiltration, & Manipulation of Media To Foment War Against The People In Europe & Russia [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/01/18/german-found-dead-who-exposed-cia-bribery-infiltration-manipulation-of-media-to-foment-war-against-the-people-in-europe-russia/]

That’s almost never available, I can tell you that — the thesis of a warrant as a public document 99% of the time. 

So they call in the feds, the feds get through, and here’s what they find [HERSH SAW THE FBI REPORT]. 

This is according to the FBI report. What they find is, first of all you have to know some basic facts, one of the basic facts is there is no DNC or protected email that exists beyond May 22nd, the last email from either one of those groups. 

So, what the report says, is:

(2:50-) At some time in late spring, which we’re talking about in June 21st, I don’t know, just late spring early summer, he makes contact with Wikileaks, that’s in his computer, and he makes contact.

Now, I have to be careful because I met Julian [Assange] in Europe ten twelve years [ago], I stay the fuck away from people like that. 

He has invited me and when I am in London, I always get a message, ‘come see me at the Ecuadorean’ [Embassy], and I am fucking not going there. 

I have enough trouble without getting photographed. He’s under total surveillance by everybody.

They found, what he had done, he [Seth Rich] had submitted a series of documents, emails from DNC — and, by the way, all this shit about the DNC, you know, was it a ‘hack’ or wasn’t it a ‘hack’ — whatever happened, it was the Democrats themselves wrote this shit, you know what I mean? 

All I know is that, he offered a sample, he sends a sample, you know, I am sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money’.

Later Wikileaks did get the password [SETH RICH DID SELL WIKILEAKS ACCESS INTO HIS COMPUTER.] He had a drop-box, a [password-]protected drop-box, which isn’t hard to do. 

I mean you don’t have to be a whiz at IT [information technology], he was not a dumb kid. 

They got access to the drop-box. 

This is all from the FBI report.

He also let people know with whom he was dealing, I don’t know how he dealt, I’ll tell you all about Wikileaks in a second, with Wikileaks the mechanism, but according to the FBI report, he shared his box with a couple of friends, so ‘If anything happens to me, it’s not going to solve your problem’, okay? 

I don’t know what that means.

But, anyway, Wikileaks got access. 

And, before he was killed, I can tell you right now, [Obama’s CIA Director John] Brennan’s an asshole.

I’ve known all these people for years, Clapper is sort of a better guy but no rocket-scientist, the NSA guys are fuckin’ morons, and the trouble with all those guys is, the only way they’ll get hired by SAIC, is if they’ll deliver some [government] contracts, it’s the only reason they stayed in. 

With Trump, they’re gone, they’re going to live on their pension, they’re not going to make it [to great wealth].

I’ve gotta to tell you, guys in that job, they don’t want to live on their pension. 

They want to be on [corporate] boards like their [mumble] thousand bucks [cut].

I have somebody on the inside, you know I’ve been around a long time, somebody who will go and read a file for me, who, this person is unbelievably accurate and careful, he’s a very high-level guy, he’ll do a favor, you’re just going to have to trust me, I have what they call in my business, long-form journalism, I have a narrative, of how that whole fucking thing began.

(5:50-)

It’s a Brennan operation. 

It was an American disinformation, and the fucking President, at one point when they even started telling the press — they were back[ground]-briefing the press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press, the fucking cocksucker Rogers, telling the press that we [they] even know who in the Russian military intelligence service leaked it. 

All bullshit.

They were telling. 

I worked at the New York Times those fucking years, they’re smart guys, but they’re totally beholden on [to] sources. 

If the President or the head of the CIA tells them something, they actually believe it. 

I retired at the Times at the end of the Vietnam War 1972, because they were just locked-in. 

So that’s what the Times is, these guys run the fuckin’ Times, and Trump’s not wrong, I wish he would calm down, get a better press secretary, you know, not be so — Trump’s not wrong to think they all fucking lied about him.  

https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/08/04/breaking-seymour-hersh-cracks-russiagate-as-deep-state-cia-planted-lie/

Source: Policing for Profit: Jeff Sessions & Co.’s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind

Posted Aug 4, 2017 – By Luther Blissett – By John W. Whitehead – The Rutherford Institute

“Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. 

The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle — a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism. 

It is the aim of the Bill of Rights, if it has any remaining aim at all, to curb such prehensile gentry. 

Its function is to set a limitation upon their power to harry and oppress us to their own private profit.”— H.L. Mencken

Let’s not mince words.

Jeff Sessions, the nation’s top law enforcement official, would not recognize the Constitution if he ran right smack into it.

Whether the head of the Trump Administration’s Justice Department enjoys being the architect of a police state or is just painfully, criminally clueless, Sessions has done a great job thus far of sidestepping the Constitution at every turn.

Most recently, under the guise of “fighting crime,” Sessions gave police the green light to rob, pilfer, steal, thieve, swipe, purloin, filch and liberate American taxpayers of even moreof their hard-earned valuables (especially if it happens to be significant amounts of cash) using any means, fair or foul.

In this case, the foul method favored by Sessions & Co. is civil asset forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to “seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime.” [http://www.ij.org/policing-for-profit-the-abuse-of-civil-asset-forfeiture-4]

Under a federal equitable sharing program, police turn asset forfeiture cases over to federal agents who process seizures and then return 80% of the proceeds to the police. (In Michigan, police actually get to keep up to 100% of forfeited property.)

This incentive-driven excuse for stealing from the citizenry is more accurately referred to as “policing for profit” or “theft by cop.”

Despite the fact that 80 percent of these asset forfeiture cases result in no charge against the property owner, challenging these “takings” in court can cost the owner more than the value of the confiscated property itself. 

As a result, most property owners either give up the fight or chalk the confiscation up to government corruption, leaving the police and other government officials to reap the benefits. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/drug-search-trekies-stopped-searched-illinois_n_1364087.html]

And boy, do they reap the benefits.

Police agencies have used their ill-gotten gains “to buy guns, armored cars and electronic surveillance gear,” reports The Washington Post. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/10/11/asset-seizures-fuel-police-spending/]

“They have also spent money on luxury vehicles, travel and a clown named Sparkles.”

Incredibly, these asset forfeiture scams have become so profitable for the government that, according to The Washington Post, “in 2014, law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did.” 

[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/23/cops-took-more-stuff-from-people-than-burglars-did-last-year/]

As the Post notes, “the Treasury and Justice departments deposited more than $5 billion into their respective asset forfeiture funds. That same year, the FBI reports that burglary losses topped out at $3.5 billion.”

In 2015, the federal government seized nearly $2.6 billion worth of airplanes, houses, cash, jewelry, cars and other items under the guise of civil asset forfeiture. [http://www.ocregister.com/2016/12/07/law-that-lets-police-seize-assets-26-billion-in-2015-raises-questions/]

According to USA Today [http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/10/civil-asset-forfeiture-michigan-police-column/98522526/]

“Anecdotal evidence suggests that allowing departments to keep forfeiture proceeds may tempt them to use the funds unwisely. For example, consider a 2015 scandal in Romulus, Michigan, where police officers used funds forfeited from illicit drug and prostitution stings to pay for …  illicit drugs and prostitutes.”

Memo to the rest of my fellow indentured servants who are living through this dark era of government corruption, incompetence and general ineptitude: this is not how justice in America is supposed to work.

We are now ruled by a government so consumed with squeezing every last penny out of the population that they are completely unconcerned if essential freedoms are trampled in the process.

Our freedoms aren’t just being trampled, however. 

They’re being eviscerated.

At every turn, “We the People” are getting swindled, cheated, conned, robbed, raided, pickpocketed, mugged, deceived, defrauded, double-crossed and fleeced by governmental and corporate shareholders of the American police state out to make a profit at taxpayer expense.

Americans no longer have to be guilty to be stripped of their property, rights and liberties. 

All you have to be is in possession of something the government wants. And if you happen to have something the government wants badly enough, trust me, their agents will go to any lengths to get it.

If the government can arbitrarily freeze, seize or lay claim to your property (money, land or possessions) under government asset forfeiture schemes, you have no true rights.

Here’s how the whole ugly business works in a nutshell.

First, government agents (usually the police) use a broad array of tactics to profile, identify, target and arrange to encounter (in a traffic stop, on a train, in an airport, in public, or on private property) those  individuals who might be traveling with a significant amount of cash or possess property of value. 

Second, these government agents—empowered by the courts and the legislatures—seize private property (cash, jewelry, cars, homes and other valuables) they “suspect” may be connected to criminal activity.

Then—and here’s the kicker—whether or not any crime is actually proven to have taken place, without any charges being levied against the property owner, or any real due process afforded the unlucky victim, the property is seized by the government, which often divvies it up with the local police who helped with the initial seizure.

In a Kafkaesque turn of the screw, the burden of proof falls on the unfortunate citizenry who must mount a long, complicated, expensive legal campaign to prove their innocence in order to persuade the government that it should return the funds they stole. 

Not surprisingly, very few funds ever get returned.

It’s a new, twisted form of guilt by association, only it’s not the citizenry being accused of wrongdoing, just their money.

Motorists have been particularly vulnerable to this modern-day form of highway robbery.

For instance, police stole $201,000 in cash from Lisa Leonard because the money—which Leonard planned to use to buy a house for her son—was being transported on a public highway also used by drug traffickers. [http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445644/civil-asset-forfeiture-clarence-thomas-asks-if-its-constitutional]

Despite the fact that Leonard was innocent of wrongdoing, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the theft on a technicality.

Police stole $50,000 in cash from Amanee Busbee—which she planned to use to complete the purchase of a restaurant—and threatened to hand her child over to CPS if she resisted. [http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/05/texas.police.seizures/index.html]

She’s one of the few to win most of her money back in court.

Police stole $22,000 in cash from Jerome Chennault—which he planned to use as the down payment on a home—simply because a drug dog had alerted police to its presence in his car. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/drug-search-trekies-stopped-searched-illinois_n_1364087.html]

After challenging the seizure in court, Chennault eventually succeeded in having most of his money returned, although the state refused to compensate him for his legal and travel expenses. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/drug-search-trekies-stopped-searched-illinois_n_1364087.html]

Police stole $8,500 in cash and jewelry from Roderick Daniels—which he planned to use to purchase a new car—and threatened him with jail and money-laundering charges if he didn’t sign a waiver forfeiting his property. [http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/05/texas.police.seizures/index.html]

Police stole $6,000 in cash from Jennifer Boatright and Ron Henderson and threatened to turn their young children over to Child Protective Services if they resisted. [http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/05/texas.police.seizures/index.html]

Tenaha, Texas, is a particular hotbed of highway forfeiture activity, so much so that police officers keep pre-signed, pre-notarized documents on hand so they can fill in what property they are seizing. [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-texas-profiling_wittmar10,0,6051682.story]

As the Huffington Post explains, these police forfeiture operations have become little more than criminal shakedowns [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/tennessee-asset-forfeiture_n_2933246.html]:

Police in some jurisdictions have run forfeiture operations that would be difficult to distinguish from criminal shakedowns. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/tennessee-asset-forfeiture_n_2933246.html]

Police can pull motorists over, find some amount of cash or other property of value, claim some vague connection to illegal drug activity and then present the motorists with a choice: 

If they hand over the property, they can be on their way. 

Otherwise, they face arrest, seizure of property, a drug charge, a probable night in jail, the hassle of multiple return trips to the state or city where they were pulled over, and the cost of hiring a lawyer to fight both the seizure and the criminal charge. 

It isn’t hard to see why even an innocent motorist would opt to simply hand over the cash and move on.

Unsurprisingly, these asset forfeiture scams have become so profitable for the government that they have expanded their reach beyond the nation’s highways.

According to USA Today [http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/10/civil-asset-forfeiture-michigan-police-column/98522526/], the U.S. Department of Justice received $2.01 billion in forfeited items in 2013, and since 2008 local and state law enforcement nationwide has raked in some $3 billion in forfeitures through the federal “equitable sharing” program. [https://www.mackinac.org/archives/2015/s2015-05.pdf]

So now it’s not just drivers who have to worry about getting the shakedown.

Any American unwise enough to travel with cash is fair game for the government pickpockets.

In fact, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been colluding with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and local police departments to seize a small fortune in cash from American travelers using the very tools—scanners, spies and surveillance devices—they claimed were necessary to catch terrorists. [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/08/10/dea-travel-record-airport-seizures/88474282/]

Mind you, TSA agents already have a reputation for stealing from travelers, but clearly the government is not concerned about protecting the citizenry from its own wolfish tendencies. [http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/13/us/airport-luggage-theft/]

No, the government bureaucrats aren’t looking to catch criminals. (If so, they should be arresting themselves.)

They’re just out to rob you of your cold, hard cash.

Think about it for a moment. 

You pay a hefty fee just to be able to walk free. 

It’s called income tax. 

As former presidential candidate Ron Paul recognizes, 

“The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” 

And if you refuse to pay any of that so-called income tax, you’ll be severely fined and/or arrested and put in jail.

One more thing: you don’t really own your property. 

That is, your house or your land. 

Even when you pay off the mortgage, if you fail to pay your property taxes, government agents will evict you and take your home.

This is not freedom.

There was a time in our history when our forebears said “enough is enough” and stopped paying taxes (a pittance compared to what we are forced to shell out in taxes today) to what they considered an illegitimate government. [http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/07/03/tea-taxes-and-the-revolution/]

They stood their ground and refused to support a system that was slowly choking out any attempts at self-governance, and which refused to be held accountable for its crimes against the people. 

Their resistance sowed the seeds for the revolution that would follow.

Unfortunately, in the 200-plus years since we established our own government, we’ve let the corporate elite and number-crunching bureaucrats pilfer our bank accounts to such an extent that we’re back where we started.

Once again, we’ve got a despotic regime with an imperial ruler doing as it pleases.

But what if we didn’t just pull out our pocketbooks and pony up to the federal government’s outrageous demands for more money? 

What if we didn’t just line up to drop our hard-earned dollars into the corporate collection bucket, no questions asked about how it will be spent? 

What if, instead of meekly tolerating the government’s ongoing efforts to rob us blind, we did something about it?

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, if the government can just take from you what they want, when they want, and then use it however they want, you can’t claim to be anything more than a serf in a land they think of as theirs.

It’s up to “We the People” to demand reform.

These injustices will continue as long as we remain silent.

As American journalist H.L. Mencken observed:

The American of today, in fact, probably enjoys less personal liberty than any other man of Christendom, and even his political liberty is fast succumbing to the new dogma that certain theories of government are virtuous and lawful, and others abhorrent and felonious. 

Laws limiting the radius of his free activity multiply year by year: It is now practically impossible for him to exhibit anything describable as genuine individuality, either in action or in thought, without running afoul of some harsh and unintelligible penalty. 

It would surprise no impartial observer if … the goddess of liberty were taken off the silver dollars to make room for a bas-relief of a policeman in a spiked helmet. 

Moreover, this gradual (and, of late, rapidly progressive) decay of freedom goes almost without challenge; the American has grown so accustomed to the denial of his constitutional rights and to the minute regulation of his conduct by swarms of spies, letter-openers, informers and agents provocateurs that he no longer makes any serious protest.

In other words, make them hear you.

And if they won’t listen, then I suggest it’s time for what Martin Luther King Jr. called for when government doesn’t listen: “militant nonviolent resistance.”

More: https://desultoryheroics.com/2017/08/04/policing-for-profit-jeff-sessions-co-s-thinly-veiled-plot-to-rob-us-blind/

Source: Art is dangerous to authorities

By Jon Rappoport – Aug 4, 2017

In 1891, Oscar Wilde wrote: 

“Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.”

Authority wants limited perception.

It wants “things as they are” to rule the day.

It wants the fire of creative exploration to go out and turn to ashes.

Art is dangerous. 

It makes people move out of standard-response channels.

They don’t see what they’re supposed to see anymore.

That’s why colleges teach brain-deadening courses in art history. 

Every attempt is made to codify the students’ reactions.

I’m not just talking about political art. 

I mean ANYTHING that truly comes out of reliance on imagination.

Those who run things—and their willing dupes—want reality to look a certain way and be experienced and felt in certain ways. 

These limited spectra form a shared lowest common denominator.

Even so-called spiritual experience is codified. 

It’s called organized religion. 

I call it “give money to the ceiling.” 

You give your money and they tell you high how the ceiling of your experience is and what you’ll find when you get there.

Art has none of these limitations. 

It’s created by people who’ve gone beyond the shrunken catalog of emotions, thoughts, and perceptions.

Art, by which I mean imagination, throws caution to the winds. 

It invents realities that engender new reactions, never before experienced.

The hammer blows and the soft propaganda of the common culture install layers of mind control: 

“See things, experience things in these prescribed ways.”

Over the years, I’ve encouraged a number of people to become artists. 

Aside from the work they then invented, I noticed their whole approach to, and perception of, life altered radically.

Their sense of vitality, their courage, their adventurous spirit came to the foreground.

Mind control, both externally applied and self-induced, is all about putting a lid on creative power. 

That is its real target.

Technocrats would like you to believe that hooking your brain up to some super-computer will fulfill your needs and desires. 

They seek to prove that all invention, all creation, all art, all imagination is merely a set of calculations within a closed system.

This effort betrays their own despair: they see no way they can truly create.

It is the vacuum in which all elites live. 

They build up a frozen dead consciousness of models and algorithms and “solutions,” and they seek to impose it, as reality, on the minds of populations.

Essentially, they’re saying, “If we have a soul-sickness, you have to have it, too.”

It’s called hatred of life.

On the other hand, individual creative power launches from a platform of freedom and rises through layer upon layer of greater freedom.

From that perspective, authoritarian power looks like a sick-unto-dying charade.

There are two levels of fake news. 

The first one, many people know about. 

This is false and deceptive information broadcast by major media, to keep the public from discovering what really goes on under the surface and behind the veil, where power is used.

The second level, very few people understand. 

It is owned and operated by what I call the Wizards of Is. 

They say, “Now this IS and that IS and here is something else that IS…keep looking and thinking about what is, what already exists.”

“Familiarize yourself with everything that already exists. 

We will give you an endless supply of things and ideas you can peruse and feast on. 

We will give you what exists. 

Look at all these things and accept them. 

Keep doing that.”

The corollary is: 

There is nothing for you to create. 

Everything that can be created is being created. 

You yourself have no power to create.

This is the deeper lie. 

This is where the battle stops and the individual surrenders.

This is where the individual who could be more becomes less.

This is where the artist is still-born and decides to live in half-light.

This is also where vital energies deplete and peter out.

This is where the machine takes over.

OR…

The individual can wake up and deploy his imagination.

Without limit.

This is where the new battle begins. 

This is where the artist sets aside all the standard responses and petty emotions and, instead, INVENTS.

This is where fear is blown away.

This is where the individual reacquaints himself with his deepest drives.

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/art-is-dangerous-to-authorities-2/

Source: North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Tax On Gold & Silver Money

North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Tax On Gold & Silver Money

28 JUL 2017 BY VOLUBRJOTR 

Physical vs Paper

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill into law exempting the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. 

This removes one barrier from buying gold, silver and platinum. 

It will also help encourage their use and take the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Rep. Dana Bumgardner (R-Gastonia) and Rep. Jeff Collins (R-Rocky Mount) introduced House Bill 434 (H434) in March. [https://legiscan.com/NC/bill/H434/2017]

The legislation exempts precious metals in various forms from state sales tax, including investment metal bullion, US Mint-produced gold and silver, investment coins and non-coin currency.

I Killed The Bank ~ President Andrew Jackson: [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/07/24/i-killed-the-bank-president-andrew-jackson/]

The House passed H434 on second reading by a 104-8 vote in May. [https://legiscan.com/NC/rollcall/H434/id/648160]

It then gave final approval on the third reading by a voice vote. 

The Senate concurred with a vote of 35-13 on June 27. [https://legiscan.com/NC/rollcall/H434/id/668849]

With the governor’s signature, the law went into effect retroactively to July 1, 2017.

IN PRACTICE

Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent tax. 

Silly, right? 

After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. 

But that’s essentially what North Carolina’s sales tax on gold and silver did. 

By removing the sales tax on the exchange of gold and silver, North Carolina will treat specie as money instead of a commodity.

“We ought not to tax money – and that’s a good idea. 

It makes no sense to tax money,” Ron Paul said in support of a similar bill that passed in Arizona. [https://schiffgold.com/key-gold-news/arizona-governor-signs-bill-repeal-state-capital-gains-taxes-gold-silver/]

This represents a small step toward re-establishing gold and silver as legal tender and breaking down the Fed’s monopoly on money.

Bitcoiners “Holding On With A Death Grip” As “Pipe Dream” Appears Hopelessly Obsolete [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/26/bitcoiners-holding-on-with-a-death-grip-as-pipe-dream-appears-hopelessly-obsolete/]

The elimination of the sales tax not only helps precious metals investors. 

By effectively lowering the cost of gold and silver, it cracks open the door for people to begin using sound money in regular business transactions.

This would mark an important small step toward currency competition. 

If sound money gains a foothold in the marketplace against Federal Reserve notes, the people would be able to choose the time-tested stability of gold and silver over the central bank’s rapidly-depreciating paper currency.

If you’re for less government, you want sound money. 

The people who want big government, they don’t want sound money. 

They want to deceive you and commit fraud. 

They want to print the money. 

They want a monopoly. 

They want to get you conditioned, as our schools have conditioned us, to the point where deficits don’t matter,” Paul said.

This new North Carolina law is part of a broader movement. 

States are taking the first steps to challenge the Fed across the country. [https://schiffgold.com/key-gold-news/states-vs-federal-reserve/]

“It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” – Charles A. Beard

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The United States Constitution states in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall … make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

States have simply ignored this constitutional provision for years. It’s impossible for states to return to a constitutional sound money system when it taxes gold and silver as a commodity.

1. US Supreme Court Rules JP Morgan To Stand Trial For Silver Market Rigging 2017 [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/04/21/us-supreme-court-rules-jp-morgan-to-stand-trial-for-silver-market-rigging/]

2. Rothschild’s Banking Empire Under Criminal Investigation Following David De Rothschild Indictment. [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2016/03/08/france-entire-branch-of-rothschilds-banking-empire-under-criminal-investigation-following-david-de-rothschild-indictment/]

This North Carolina law takes a step towards that constitutional requirement, ignored for decades in every state. 

Such a tactic sets the stage to undermine the monopoly of the Federal Reserve by introducing competition into the monetary system.

Constitutional tender expert Professor William Greene said when people in multiple states actually start using gold and silver instead of Federal Reserve Notes, it would effectively nullify the Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly on money.

“Over time, as residents of the state use both Federal Reserve notes and silver and gold coins, the fact that the coins hold their value more than Federal Reserve notes do will lead to a “reverse Gresham’s Law” effect, where good money (gold and silver coins) will drive out bad money [currency] (Federal Reserve notes).

As this happens, a cascade of events can begin to occur, including the flow of real wealth toward the state’s treasury, an influx of banking business from outside of the state – as people in other states carry out their desire to bank with sound money – and an eventual outcry against the use of [foreign] Federal Reserve notes for any transactions.”

Once things get to that point, [foreign] Federal Reserve notes would become largely unwanted and irrelevant for ordinary people. 

Nullifying the [foreign] Fed on a state by state level can move us in that direction.

https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/28/north-carolina-governor-signs-bill-eliminating-tax-on-gold-silver-money/

Source: The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

Posted Jul 27, 2017 – By Luther Blissett – By John W. Whitehead – Source: The Rutherford Institute

“We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” ― William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice, dissenting in Osborn v. United States, 385 U.S. 341 (1966)

The government has become an expert in finding ways to sidestep what it considers “inconvenient laws” aimed at ensuring accountability and thereby bringing about government transparency and protecting citizen privacy.

Indeed, it has mastered the art of stealth maneuvers and end-runs around the Constitution.

It knows all too well how to hide its nefarious, covert, clandestine activities behind the classified language of national security and terrorism. 

And when that doesn’t suffice, it obfuscates, complicates, stymies or just plain bamboozles the public into remaining in the dark.

Case in point: the National Security Agency (NSA) has been diverting “internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans.” [http://www.zdnet.com/article/legal-loopholes-unrestrained-nsa-surveillance-on-americans/]

It’s extraordinary rendition all over again, only this time it’s surveillance instead of torture being outsourced.

In much the same way that the government moved its torture programs overseas [http://www.wired.com/2013/02/54-countries-rendition/] in order to bypass legal prohibitions against doing so on American soil, it is doing the same thing for its surveillance programs. [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/us/politics/records-show-email-analysis-continued-after-nsa-program-ended.html]

By shifting its data storage, collection and surveillance activities outside of the country—a tactic referred to as “traffic shaping” [http://www.zdnet.com/article/legal-loopholes-unrestrained-nsa-surveillance-on-americans/] —the government is able to bypass constitutional protections against unwarranted searches of Americans’ emails, documents, social networking data, and other cloud-stored data. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/legal-loopholes-could-let-nsa-surveillance-circumvent-fourth-amendment-researchers-say/]

The government, however, doesn’t even need to move its programs overseas. 

It just has to push the data over the border in order to “[circumvent] constitutional and statutory safeguards seeking to protect the privacy of Americans.” 

[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/legal-loopholes-could-let-nsa-surveillance-circumvent-fourth-amendment-researchers-say/]

Credit for this particular brainchild goes to the Obama administration, which issued Executive Order 12333 authorizing the collection of Americans’ data from surveillance conducted on foreign soil. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/legal-loopholes-could-let-nsa-surveillance-circumvent-fourth-amendment-researchers-say/]

Using this rationale, the government has justified hacking into and collecting an estimated 180 million user records from Google and Yahoo data centers every month because the data travels over international fiber-optic cables. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nsa-broke-into-yahoo-and-google-data-centers-around-world-report-says/]

The NSA program, dubbed MUSCULAR, is carried out in concert with British intelligence. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nsa-broke-into-yahoo-and-google-data-centers-around-world-report-says/]

No wonder the NSA appeared so unfazed about the USA Freedom Act, which was supposed to put an end to the NSA’s controversial collection of metadata from Americans’ phone calls. [http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/29/457779757/nsa-ends-sept-11th-era-surveillance-program]

The NSA had already figured out a way to accomplish the same results (illegally spying on Americans’ communications) without being shackled by the legislative or judicial branches of the government. [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/us/politics/records-show-email-analysis-continued-after-nsa-program-ended.html]

The USA Freedom Act was just a placebo pill intended to make the citizenry feel better and let the politicians take credit for reforming mass surveillance. 

In other words, it was a sham, a sleight-of-hand political gag pulled on a gullible public desperate to believe that we still live in a constitutional republic rather than a down-and-out, out-of-control, corporate-controlled, economically impoverished, corrupt, warring, militarized banana republic. [http://www.salon.com/2013/09/11/10_ways_america_has_come_to_resemble_a_banana_republic/]

In fact, more than a year before politicians attempted to patch up our mortally wounded privacy rights with the legislative band-aid fix that is the USA Freedom Act, researchers at Harvard and Boston University documented secret loopholes that allow government agents to bypass Fourth Amendment protections to conduct massive domestic surveillance on U.S. citizens. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/legal-loopholes-could-let-nsa-surveillance-circumvent-fourth-amendment-researchers-say/]

Mind you, this metadata collection now being carried out overseas is just a small piece of the surveillance pie.

The government and its corporate partners have a veritable arsenal of surveillance programs that will continue to operate largely in secret, carrying out warrantless mass surveillance on hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone calls, emails, text messages and the like, beyond the scrutiny of most of Congress and the taxpayers who are forced to fund its multi-billion dollar secret black ops budget.

In other words, the surveillance state is alive and well and kicking privacy to shreds in America.

On any given day, the average American going about his daily business is monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways by both government and corporate eyes and ears.

Whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. 

This doesn’t even begin to touch on the corporate trackers that monitor your purchases, web browsing, Facebook posts and other activities taking place in the cyber sphere.

We have now moved into a full-blown police state that is rapidly shifting into high-gear under the auspices of the surveillance state.

Not content to merely transform local police into extensions of the military, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI are working to turn the nation’s police officers into techno-warriors, complete with iris scanners, body scanners, thermal imaging Doppler radar devices, facial recognition programs, license plate readers, cell phone Stingray devices and so much more.

Add in the fusion centers, city-wide surveillance networks, data clouds conveniently hosted overseas by Amazon and Microsoft, drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras, and biometric databases, and you’ve got the makings of a world in which “privacy” is reserved exclusively for government agencies. [http://www.pcworld.com/article/3003544/microsoft-to-follow-amazon-into-uk-with-cloud-hosting-service.html]

Thus, the NSA’s “technotyranny”  is the least of our worries.

A government that lies, cheats, steals, sidesteps the law, and then absolves itself of wrongdoing cannot be reformed from the inside out.

Presidents, politicians, and court rulings have come and gone over the course of the NSA’s 60-year history, but none of them have managed to shut down the government’s secret surveillance of Americans’ phone calls, emails, text messages, transactions, communications and activities.

Even with restrictions on its ability to collect mass quantities of telephone metadata, the government and its various spy agencies, from the NSA to the FBI, can still employ an endless number of methods for carrying out warrantless surveillance on Americans, all of which are far more invasive than the bulk collection program.

Just about every branch of the government—from the Postal Service to the Treasury Department and every agency in between—now has its own surveillance sector, authorized to spy on the American people. [https://nsa.gov1.info/partners/index.html]

And of course that doesn’t even begin to touch on the complicity of the corporate sector, which buys and sells us from cradle to grave, until we have no more data left to mine. Indeed, Facebook, Amazon and Google are among the government’s closest competitors when it comes to carrying out surveillance on Americans, monitoring the content of your emails, tracking your purchases, exploiting your social media posts and turning that information over to the government. [http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/30/nation/la-na-consumer-tracking-20130701]

“Few consumers understand what data are being shared, with whom, or how the information is being used,” reports the Los Angeles Times. [http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/30/nation/la-na-consumer-tracking-20130701]

“Most Americans emit a stream of personal digital exhaust — what they search for, what they buy, who they communicate with, where they are — that is captured and exploited in a largely unregulated fashion.”

It’s not just what we say, where we go and what we buy that is being tracked.

We’re being surveilled right down to our genes, thanks to a potent combination of hardware, software and data collection that scans our biometrics—our faces, irises, voices, genetics, even our gait—runs them through computer programs that can break the data down into unique “identifiers,” and then offers them up to the government and its corporate allies for their respective uses.

All of those internet-connected gadgets we just have to have (Forbes refers to them as “(data) pipelines to our intimate bodily processes”) [http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2015/01/06/dystopia-digital-detoxes-and-how-black-mirror-helps-us-make-sense-of-the-apple-watch/]—the smart watches that can monitor our blood pressure and the smart phones that let us pay for purchases with our fingerprints and iris scans—are setting us up for a brave new world where there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. [http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/forget-credit-cards-now-you-can-pay-your-eyes-180955445/]

For instance, imagine what the NSA could do (and is likely already doing) with voiceprint technology, which has been likened to a fingerprint. Described as “the next frontline in the battle against overweening public surveillance,” the collection of voiceprints is a booming industry for governments and businesses alike.

As The Guardian reports, “voice biometrics could be used to pinpoint the location of individuals. [http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/13/rise-voiceprint-id-technology-privacy-campaigners-concerned]There is already discussion about placing voice sensors in public spaces… multiple sensors could be triangulated to identify individuals and specify their location within very small areas.”

Suddenly the NSA’s telephone metadata program seems like child’s play compared to what’s coming down the pike.

That, of course, is the point.

The NSA is merely one small part of the shadowy Deep State comprised of unelected bureaucrats who march in lockstep with profit-driven corporations that actually runs Washington, DC, and works to keep us under surveillance and, thus, under control.

For example, Google openly works with the NSA [http://www.salon.com/2014/11/16/googles_secret_nsa_alliance_the_terrifying_deals_between_silicon_valley_and_the_security_state/], Amazon has built a massive $600 million intelligence database for CIA [http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-details-about-the-cias-deal-with-amazon/374632/], and the telecommunications industry is making a fat profit by spying on us for the government. [http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2013/09/23/attverizonsprint-are-paid-cash-by-nsa-for-your-private-communications/]

In other words, Corporate America is making a hefty profit by aiding and abetting the government in its domestic surveillance efforts. [http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/15/3658934/need-know-nsa-reform-bill-passing-congress/]

At every turn, we have been handicapped in our quest for transparency, accountability and a representative government by an establishment culture of secrecy: secret agencies, secret experiments, secret military bases, secret surveillance, secret budgets, and secret court rulings, all of which exist beyond our reach, operate outside our knowledge, and do not answer to “we the people.”

Incredibly, there are still individuals who insist that they have nothing to fear from the police state and nothing to hide from the surveillance state, because they have done nothing wrong.

To those sanctimonious few, secure in their delusions, let this be a warning.

There is no safe place and no watertight alibi.

The danger posed by the American police/surveillance state applies equally to all of us: lawbreaker and law-abider alike, black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, blue collar and white collar, and any other distinction you’d care to trot out.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, in an age of too many laws, too many prisons, too many government spies, and too many corporations eager to make a fast buck at the expense of the American taxpayer, we are all guilty of some transgression or other. [http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-America-War-American-People/dp/1590793099]

Eventually, we will all be made to suffer the same consequences in the electronic concentration camp that surrounds us.

https://desultoryheroics.com/2017/07/27/the-age-of-no-privacy-the-surveillance-state-shifts-into-high-gear/

Source: Bolivia Removes Deep State IMF & World Bank From Country

Bolivia Removes Deep State IMF & World Bank From Country

26 JUL 2017 BY VOLUBRJOTR 

President Evo Morales has highlighted the total Bolivian independence from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), which have carried out “devastating economic policies for many years” in this South American nation.

“A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established,” Morales wrote on his official twitter account, adding that “These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today we can say that we have total independence of them.”

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In recent speeches when opening social works in this Andean-Amazonian nation, Evo Morales revealed that the economic dependence was so great that the IMF had an office in government headquarters and even participated in their meetings.

Bolivia is now in the process of becoming a member of Mercosur and Morales attended the group’s summit in Argentina last week.

Following his speech at Mercosur Summit held in Mendoza, Morales live-twittered that “in view of the global financial crisis of capitalism [Capitalism was replaced in 1913 by Keynesianism With The Unconstitutional Foreign Federal Reserve], we are in a moment of integration for the liberation of the people.” [https://politicalvelcraft.org/2016/11/22/keynesianism-nwos-counterfeit-economics-the-carnival-act-of-thievery/]

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“First the Great Homeland,” Morales said and warned that “Our Mercosur cannot repeat the bitter history of the Organization of American States (OAS): for political or ideological reasons expel or exclude some nations.”

“Interventions in Libya, Iraq and other countries are conducted to appropriate natural resources. The main purpose in Venezuela is oil,” Morales said in the forum where several leaders have supported some interventionist stances.

He also stressed that “neither as Mercosur member nations nor as America’s organizations, we can be accomplices of a U.S. intervention in Venezuela.”

Since 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45%.

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Bolivia’s popular uprising known as the The Cochabamba Water War in 2000 against United States-based Bechtel Corporation over water privatization and the associated World Bank policies shed light on some of the debt issues facing the region.

At the time, the World Bank had stated, “Poor governments are often too plagued by local corruption and too ill equipped” and “no subsidies should be given to ameliorate the increase in water tariffs in Cochabamba.”

Some of Bolivia’s largest resistance struggles in the last 60 years have targeted the economic policies carried out by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Most of the protests focused on opposing privatization policies and austerity measures, including cuts to public services, privatization decrees, wage reductions, as well the weakening of labor rights.

MercoPress

https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/07/26/bolivia-removes-deep-state-imf-world-bank-from-country/