Global Warming, Wall Street’s Socialist Agenda

The following excerpt from Zero Hedge reveals Wall Street socialism that is rarely reported by “conservative” media:

While we hardly have to remind readers that it is Goldman [Sachs] that conceived of the carbon-credit market, and was behind cap and trade, here is an (in)convenient summary of who the true puppetmaster is behind the worldwide infatuation with stopping “global warming”, and who stands to benefit the most as the world is manipulated into doing everything to kill global warming dead in its tracks:

…Fast-forward to today. it’s early June in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama, a popular young politician whose leading private campaign donor was an investment bank called Goldman Sachs – its employees paid some $981,000 to his campaign – sits in the White House. Having seamlessly navigated the political minefield of the bailout era, Goldman is once again back to its old business, scouting out loopholes in a new government-created market with the aid of a new set of alumni occupying key government jobs.

Gone are HankPaulson and Neel Kashkari; in their place are Treasury chief of staff Mark Patterson and CFTC chief Gary Gensler, both former Goldmanites. (Gensler was the firm’s co-head of finance.) And instead of credit derivatives or oil futures or mortgage-backed CDOs, the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits – a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an “environmental plan,” called cap-and-trade.

The new carbon-credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that’s been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.

The previous excerpt can be found near the end of the Zero Hedge article.  Goldman Sachs is so cozy with big government, the following CNBC video says Washington insiders refer to Goldman as “Government Sachs”.

The organizers of Occupy Wall Street believe capitalism caused the financial crisis, so they advocate for a more socialist system.  But Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks are the opposite of capitalism because a fundamental rule of capitalism is, if you make bad decisions and bankrupt your business, you must be allowed to fail.  Allowing markets to clear failures is essential for an efficient market economy based on merit, not privilege.  So the last thing Wall Street banks want is to be subject to the rules of capitalism.

President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Thomas Hoenig, said TBTF companies “have the availability of different rules” …. “The United States has been the most successful economy in history…because for the most part over it’s history, it has been bound by the rules of capitalism, which does in fact reward success, but also compels participants in the market to play by open rules…and [participants] are compelled to fail when they make poor decisions”.

Some say the government’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) forced Wall Street to make subprime loans that couldn’t be repaid.  But most subprime loans were originated by lenders exempt from the CRA.  And there’s compelling evidence that the mortgage industry knew they were originating, securitizing, and selling worthless paper.  For evidence of Wall Street fraud, listen to William Black, former Deputy Director of the Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.  Mr. Black helped obtain 1000 criminal convictions of “elite” bankers after the 1980’s Savings and Loan crisis.

Listen to KC FED President Thomas Hoenig’s full speech on regulating TBTF companies.  He’s calling for reinstatement of Glass Steagall as a means to break up big banks.  After markets crashed in 1929, Glass Steagall was enacted to curb bank speculation, but President Clinton repealed it in 1999.  The Congressional Budget Office says propping up TBTF banks will cost taxpayers 8.6 Trillion.  

Some say banks and AIG paid back the 700 Billion TARP bailout. Technically it’s true, but they’re getting near zero percent money from the Fed so the bailout was repaid with taxpayer money.  And the Fed’s QE3 is buying 40 Billion per month of toxic mortgage backed securities from Wall Street, so the bailout continues.  And now (May 1, 2016), the New York Fed President says in the event of another financial crisis, securities firms will need more government support.  It’s socialism trending toward fascism.

Wall Street socialism is further demonstrated by Dodd-Frank (Obama’s finance reform).  Dodd-Frank’s Resolution Authority provides Trillions for future bailouts, without Congressional approval.   Contrary to the media narrative, Obama is a puppet of TBTF banks.  Senator Sherrod Brown said

“the implicit assumption that government will backstop their losses gives companies the incentive to engage in what economists have called LOOTING…Companies can risk bankruptcy at the expense of society rather than bearing the losses themselves….This is not capitalism in any sense of the word”.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz said TBTF banks privatize profits, socialize losses, and have an implicit government guarantee, “this isn’t capitalism.”  Fannie and Freddie were Government Sponsored Entities (GSE’s) which had an implicit government guarantee, just like TBTF banks.  How did Fannie and Freddie work out for taxpayers?  Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron said the TBTF parachute “allowed Wall Street to take a lot of risk and make a lot of money at taxpayer expense, that is not capitalism.”  The ratings agency Moody’s said Bank of America’s debt is rated five notches above what it would be without government support.  This is not capitalism.

So capitalism is not the problem, it’s the solution when subject to moral and legal Constitutional constraints.  The socialist agenda of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is precisely what Wall Street wants.  That’s why corrupt media focus on incoherent blather coming from OWS while ignoring leaders who say TBTF is the opposite of capitalism.  Getting behind the OWS movement is like following horses in a parade, you’ll be stepping in a lot of manure.  They should change their name to the “Bowel Movement” because while socialist elites sip cocktails in Wall Street penthouses, their Occupying  minions push socialist feces through the system.

The ideology underlying TBTF is similar to Hitler’s NAZI party, i.e., the National Socialist German Workers Party.  German industries willingly partnered up with Hitler and created a fascist regime.  How did national socialism work out for German workers and the world? 

In addition to socialist TBTF banks, the CEO of General Electric appointed himself as Obama’s job czar.  He wants a government imposed carbon market to subsidize GE’s “smart” grid and green energy projects.  The CEO of Exxon, Rex Tillerson, is also calling for a CO2 tax to subsidize Exxon’s algae fuels research.  Chevron is running ads about their efforts to save the planet from climate change caused by CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.

The wind farm industry needs an extension of the production tax credit in order to keep wind power costs from doubling.  And Federal loan guarantees for solar farms are subsidizing Chinese manufacturing.  But efforts to stop global warming by subsidizing green energy, are based on fraud.

Leaked emails from the Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU), demonstrate that falsified climate data was provided to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).   An excellent site for truth about global warming is climate depot.  On Earth Day (April 22, 2016) the climate depot featured the following link: Weather channel founder John Coleman rips United Nations climate claims: “The basic [global warming] theory has failed”.

EPA director Lisa Jackson admitted to using discredited IPCC data for her CO2 endangerment finding, and that capping U.S. CO2 emissions would have no effect on global warming.  So the cost-benefit ratio of capping CO2 is as follows:  ZERO demonstrable benefit and TRILLIONS in higher energy costs.  The U.S. has a 250 year supply of coal and the cleanest coal plants in the world.  But clean energy mandates force taxpayers to subsidize wind and solar, meanwhile, the EPA has placed a cap on CO2 emissions that effectively bans new U.S. coal plants.

June 2013, Obama announced plans to limit CO2 emission from existing coal plants.  All of these dictatorial policies undermine U.S. global competitiveness and are being implemented even though Cap and Trade was not passed by Congress.  The scientific peer review process has been severely compromised by the fraudulent global warming agenda, and there needs to be criminal prosecution to restore credibility.

Given the high cost of taxing and sequestering CO2 emitted from burning fossil fuels, let’s examine the facts.  First, climate models are unproven theories, not settled science.  And a consensus of unproven climate models does not constitute settled science.  Second, CO2 is a trace gas that comprises only 33/1000ths of the atmosphere, and of that 33/1000ths, only 3% is man made.  CO2 emissions have risen significantly during the past 15 years due to China’s fossil fuel driven growth, but there has been no warming during that period.  That’s why climate alarmists have dropped the term global warming and begun using “climate change”.

Bottom line, CO2 is not a pollutant.  Every human being exhales CO2 and every plant requires CO2 for growth.  CO2 levels were 50 times higher when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and life was more abundant at that time.  In spite of the facts, Bill Gates says, in order to save the planet from global warming, the U.S. needs to reduce CO2 emissions to “near zero”.  Starting at 4 minutes into the video below, he presents an equation that will achieve his goal of zero CO2 emissions.  The first factor in his equation is human population.  He said

“the world today has about 6.8 billion people, and that’s headed up to about 9 billion.  If we do a really great job on vaccines, healthcare, and reproductive services, we could lower that by perhaps ten or fifteen percent.”

Think about what he said, i.e., in order to save the planet from global warming caused by CO2 emissions, healthcare and vaccines will be used to reduce the human population.  Bill Gates is a supporter of Obamacare.  So those who think death panels are just right wing rhetoric should reflect on Bill Gates statement.  Using healthcare and vaccines to reduce human population is something Nazi Germany would have done.

Obama did not originate the fraudulent global warming agenda. Those who believe otherwise should watch General Electric’s CEO addressing the National Governors Association.  Mr. Immelt’s address occurred before Obama was President, and encouraged governors to save the planet by subsidizing GE’s clean/green energy.  Not one Republican Governor objected to Immelt’s proposals.  Using climate fraud to restrict our ability to use domestically produced, low cost fossil fuels, is a serious national security threat.  Obama acknowledged oil’s importance to national security during a speech in Ohio.  He said

“an even more immediate and direct security threat comes from our dependence on foreign oil.  The price of a barrel of oil is now one of the most dangerous weapons in the world. Tyrants from Caracas to Tehran use it to prop up their regimes, intimidate the international community, and hold us hostage to a market that is subject to their whims.  If Iran decided to shut down the petroleum rich Strait of Hormuz tomorrow, they believe oil would skyrocket to $300-a-barrel in minutes, a price that one speculator predicted would result in $12 dollar-a-gallon gas.”

The comments above come at 2min/42sec into Obama’s speech.  In spite of the security threat posed by dependence on foreign oil, Obama wants to limit domestic oil production by imposing regulations on hydraulic fracturing.  Fracking of oil and gas wells began in 1947 and has a proven safety record.  The left complains about one instance of ground water contamination in Pennsylvania, meanwhile, they ignore the 800,000 thousand oil and gas wells that have been safely fracked in the Ogallala aquifer, America’s largest water aquifer.

T. Boone Pickens cites this information on the safety of fracking at 15:50 into a speech on the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.  At 8 minutes into his speech, he said U.S. natural gas reserves are equivalent to 3 times the Saudi oil reserves. Limiting domestic oil and gas production via fracking regulation would only drive up energy costs and benefit the big oil companies Obama claims to oppose.  Fraudulent climate data is used to undermine U.S. national security, and unfortunately, T. Boone starts his speech saying he believes in global warming.  This threat must be addressed by prosecuting corporate and political leaders for treason.

Peter O’Malley manages mining investments for HSBC.  While on CNBC, he said Afghanistan is the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”.  Lithium is used for electric car batteries and for General Electric’s “smart” grid.  The smart grid will require huge banks of batteries to store the intermittent energy generated by wind and solar farms.  Wind and solar farms are not clean or renewable, and the CEO of Basin Electric said it’s five to seven times more expensive than electricity from coal.  Lithium batteries are highly toxic when damaged and exposed to water, and mining for lithium is no cleaner than mining for coal.

The “green” energy industry will also require vast quantities of copper.  PBS did a documentary on a proposed copper mine in Alaska, the title is Alaska Gold.  The mine will create a multi-billion gallon tailings pond the equivalent of battery acid, and it will require costly maintenance, forever.   A scientist appearing on the program said electric cars require 50% more copper than conventional vehicles.  But they’re good for the environment, right?

HSBC’s Peter O’Malley also said companies owned by China’s Communist government are mining Afghan lithium.  So the lithium will be transported to China where GE and it’s communist partners will build batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels for America’s smart grid and electric cars.  And this is what our socialist leaders call energy independence.

While our troops are in Afghanistan fighting and dying in the first war for “clean energy”, America’s fossil fuels are being exported to fuel China’s growing industrial economy.  In reality, clean energy is part of a fascist takeover of the U.S. economy.  Bipartisan leaders work with multinationals to extract wealth from the U.S. and use it to subsidize Communist China.  As this Wall Street Journal article indicates, many US leaders prefer China’s command and control economic model.

Wall Street is a driving force behind Cap and Trade, which will force the export of U.S. fossil fuels to Communist China.  And what a coincidence, the Occupy movement is a big supporter of  Cap and Trade, a CO2 tax, GE’s smart grid, and a phony green economy that will enable Exxon and BP to monopolize “clean” energy.  Check out the book Climategate.

Obama is just a corporate front man doing the dirty work needed to bankrupt U.S. coal plants, thereby forcing coal exports to their Communist partners in China.  And Obama has admitted his energy policies will cause electricity costs to skyrocket.  This will be a backdoor subsidy for Big Oil’s alternative energy projects that cannot compete with low cost fossil fuels.

The notion that Obama opposes Big Oil and Wall Street fat cats is ludicrous.  According to Open Secrets, Obama received nearly double the campaign contributions from Wall Street as John McCain.  And it’s Wall Street banks that finance Big Oil.  Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s first chief of staff, was living rent free in a Washington DC apartment with a British Petroleum adviser.

And Obama appointed Steve Koonin, a former BP exec as Undersecretary of the Department of Energy.   Rahm Emanuel’s “roommate” developed BP’s new green image and the name change to “Beyond Petroleum”.  Thanks to Obama, Big Oil is positioned to monopolize the phony clean energy market, and in the process, extract Trillions of tax dollars to subsidize their fascist agenda.

Many citizens are attracted to the “liberal” rhetoric of the Occupy Movement, and many are attracted to the rhetoric of “conservatives” like Rush Limbaugh.  Unfortunately, the left/right paradigm is designed to divide and conquer America on behalf of fascist elites.  Rush repeats the mantra, big government is bad and big business is good.  Amy Goodman is a prominent media leftist.  She says big government is good and big business is bad.  The truth is, totalitarian regimes have always been partnerships involving big government and big business.

Before the American Revolution, it was king George III and the British East India Company.  Nazi Germany was a product of fascist political and industrial leaders.  Today, China’s Communist government owns a controlling interest in most major industries and has partnered with US multinationals.  Amy Goodman’s show is called “Democracy Now, The War and Peace Report”.

Amy’s show is considered independent because it’s allegedly not part of the corporate media.  But she’s supported by billionaire leftist George Soros, the global poster boy for corporate fascism. That’s why I call her show “Hypocrisy Now, The War IS Peace Report”.  Amy Goodman and Rush Limbaugh work together to divide America and create a nation controlled by corporate fascists and their political cronies.   

To a degree, the U.S. economy has always been a public/private partnership.  President Thomas Jefferson used government to acquire the Louisiana Purchase, which may have been the most successful economic development policy in U.S. history.  The Homestead Act returned government land to private individuals who had a vested interest in protecting and growing the domestic economy.  But today, under the guise of a “free” market, Wall Street fascists are selling America off to totalitarian governments like China and Saudi Arabia.  Check out Saudis, China, and Arab Emirates Own Critical U.S. Energy Infrastructure.

Our founders wanted a market economy, not a free market, i.e., a market free from legal and moral Constitutional constraints.  By placing the Commerce Clause in the Constitution, they made market principles subordinate to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Markets, and the people who run them, are not free to make America dependent on totalitarian regimes.  Why not?  Our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms depend on America being a nation of laws, and a market “free” from moral and legal Constitutional constraints is nothing more than organized crime.

For more info, check out the post US Trade Subsidizes Communist China’s Forced Abortion and Torture, and the section on the EPA in Knowledge is Power.

IS SAUDI ARABIA FUNDING ISIS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA?

This post provides evidence that the Saudi government funds a global network of Islamic madrasses (schools) exporting Wahhabism, the Saudi State’s official sect and radical ideology of al Qaeda.  This global network provides an endless supply of recruits for terrorist operations including the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, jihadists in North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya where the Boston Marathon bombers received training.  This information is important because the US government claims the Saudi State is an “ally” in the War on Terror.

Curtin Windsor, former U.S. Ambassador and Special Emissary to the Middle East during the Reagan administration, wrote an article on Saudi funding of terrorism.  It’s well sourced with many footnotes and is titled “Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and the Spread of Sunni Theofascism”.  On page 5 under the heading “Exporting Hatred”, Windsor says “the Saudis have spent at least 87 billion propagating Wahhabism abroad during the past two decades.”  The footnote referenced security expert Alex Alexiev.

In 2003, Mr. Alexiev testified before the U.S. Senate and predicted the current situation with ISIS in Iraq.  There’s a link to the Senate hearing later in this post.  Also, check out the section titled “Causes of American Inaction” on page 8 of Mr. Windsor’s article.  Windsor says Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan…

“was also instrumental in the growth of what Daniel Pipes has called a culture of corruption that renders the executive branch of the American government incapable of dealing with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the farsighted and disinterested manner that US foreign policy requires.

Pipes points to a revolving door syndrome afflicting senior diplomats and policymakers who deal with the Saudis in their official capacities.  Very often, they have enjoyed lucrative post-government careers working as consultants for Saudi businessmen…”

In the PBS documentary Black Money, Prince Bandar plays a central role in global corruption.  During the opening segment, Prince Bandar says “I would be offended if I thought we had the monopoly on corruption”.

During Alex Alexiev’s testimony before the Senate in 2003, he said al Qaeda was only a symptom of Saudi Arabia’s global network of Islamic extremism.  And if the Saudi State is allowed to continue as the financial and ideological sponsor of groups like al Qaeda, the rise of a group like ISIS would be inevitable.  In spite of Mr. Alexiev’s warning to top Democrats and Republicans, bipartisan leaders say the emergence of ISIS was unforeseen.

Numerous sources, like this article in the UK Independent, cite Saudi Arabia as the primary source of funding for ISIS in Iraq.  While Saddam Hussein was in power, the Sunni minority controlled Iraq, but after the US removed Saddam, the Iranian backed Shiite majority took power.  This is unacceptable to the Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is fighting a proxy war with Iran.  The article in the Independent cites Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain’s intelligence Service.  The next five paragraphs are from the UK Independent’s article.

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar told Dearlove: “The time is not far off in the Middle East, Richard, when it will be literally ‘God help the Shia’. More than a billion Sunnis have simply had enough of them.”  The fatal moment predicted by Prince Bandar may now have come for many Shia, with Saudi Arabia playing an important role in bringing it about by supporting the anti-Shia jihad in Iraq and Syria. 

Dearlove, who headed MI6 from 1999 to 2004, emphasized the significance of Prince Bandar’s words, saying they constituted “a chilling comment that I remember very well indeed”.  He does not doubt that substantial and sustained funding from private donors in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to which the authorities have turned a blind eye, has played a central role in the ISIS surge into Sunni areas of Iraq. He said: “Such things simply do not happen spontaneously.” This sounds realistic since the tribal and communal leadership in Iraq’s Sunni majority provinces, are beholden to Saudi and Gulf paymasters, and would be unlikely to cooperate with ISIS without their consent.  

The forecast by Prince Bandar, that the 100 million Shia in the Middle East face disaster at the hands of the Sunni majority, will convince many Shia that they are the victims of a Saudi-led campaign to crush them. “The Shia in general are getting very frightened after what happened in northern Iraq,” said an Iraqi commentator, who did not want his name published.  Shia see the threat as not only military but stemming from the expanded influence over mainstream Sunni Islam of Wahhabism, the puritanical and intolerant version of Islam espoused by Saudi Arabia that condemns Shia and other Islamic sects as non-Muslim apostates and polytheists.

Drawing on past experience, Dearlove sees Saudi strategic thinking as being shaped by two deep-seated beliefs or attitudes. First, they are convinced that there “can be no legitimate or admissible challenge to the Islamic purity of their Wahhabi credentials as guardians of Islam’s holiest shrines”. But, perhaps more significantly given the deepening Sunni-Shia confrontation, the Saudi belief that they possess a monopoly of Islamic truth leads them to be “deeply attracted towards any militancy which can effectively challenge Shia-dom”.

Western governments traditionally play down the connection between Saudi Arabia, its Wahhabist faith, and jihadism, whether of the variety espoused by Osama bin Laden and al-Qa’ida or by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s ISIS. There is nothing conspiratorial or secret about these links: 15 out of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, as was Bin Laden and most of the private donors who funded the operation.  Click on the previous link to the UK Independent for more on this story.

In 2003, the U.S. Senate held a hearing titled “Wahhabi influence in the United States”.  It demonstrated the Saudi government’s role in funding terrorism and the Wahhabi threat to America.  Republican Jon Kyl chaired the hearing, the following is an excerpt from his opening statement.

“The problem we are looking at today is the State sponsored doctrine and funding of an extremist ideology that provides recruiting grounds, support infrastructure, and the monetary lifeblood of today’s international terrorists. The extremist ideology is Wahhabism, which is a major force behind terrorist groups like al Qaeda…Many questions have been asked about the role of Saudi Arabia and it’s official sect, a violent form of Islam known as Wahhabism…

All 19 hijackers [on 911] were Wahhabi followers and 15 of the 19 were Saudi subjects…Journalists and experts have said that Wahhabism is the source of the overwhelming majority of terrorist atrocities in Morroco, Indonesia, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Chechnya…[Wahhabism] enjoys immense financial and political resources thanks to support from a sector of the Saudi State…”

After Chairman Jon Kyl’s opening statement, Democrat Charles Schumer said the Saudi’s “made a deal with the devil”.  He was a referring to the Saudi government’s support for Wahhabi clerics.  Schumer talked about Wahhabi infiltration of the U.S. prison system and the Pentagon, which have placed Wahhabi extremists in positions of influence.  Senator Schumer concluded his opening statement with the following:

“The process to counter this hateful ideology [Wahhabism] begins with Saudi Arabia….  The Saudi government must repudiate the Wahhabi extremism that is the source of much of this violence.  That means stopping the funding of extremist madrasses and purging the hate filled textbooks that populate Saudi schools….  If the Saudi’s do not end the funding and teaching of extremism, the cycle of terrorist violence wracking the globe will get worse.”

Unfortunately, Senator Schumer engaged in the kind of double talk that has allowed Saudi Wahhabism to morph into groups like ISIS.  Schumer repeatedly said Wahhabi preaching of hatred and violence against America is protected “free speech”.  Given Senator Schumer’s admission that Wahhabi preaching causes terrorism, I believe his decision to classify Wahhabi teaching as protected free speech, is treasonous.

Security expert Alex Alexiev testified during the Senate hearing.  He said “an astounding amount of money is being spent [by Saudi Arabia] for the specific purpose of preaching Wahhabi hatred.”  The Saudi State funds 10,000 extremist madrasses in Pakistan where approximately “1.7 million children are taught to hate”.  They don’t acquire marketable skills but are “perfectly prepared for a career in Jihad”.

Alexiev said more than 40 Wahhabi mosques have sprung up in northern Iraq and “we’re going hear from them”.  Twelve years after this prediction, the 40 Wahhabi mosques are located in territory claimed by ISIS.  Oops!  Alex suggested that US leaders tolerate Saudi funding of extremism and concluded his testimony with the following statement:

“The evidence of Saudi Wahhabi sponsorship of extremist networks is so overwhelming in my view, that for us to continue to tolerate it, guarantees that we are not going to be able to make meaningful and lasting progress in the war on terror for a long time to come”.

Six years after Mr. Alexiev told Senators that Saudi Arabia funds 10,000 extremist madrasses in Pakistan, Obama’s special envoy to Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, testified before Congress.  Rep. McCaul said Pakistan was the “epicenter” of the 911 attack, and asked about efforts to shut down Taliban madrasses teaching hate and violence in Pakistan.  Holbrooke said Pakistan and the US had done “almost nothing” to shut down madrasses, “but here we are, we have to start again”.

After dodging Rep. Rohrabacher’s question about Pakistan’s AQ Khan, who allegedly gave nuclear weapons technology to terrorists, Holbrooke said some Taliban funding comes from Saudi Arabia, “but we don’t have a program to shut that down now”.  This hearing was six years after Senator Jon Kyl said Saudi Arabia is the “monetary lifeblood of today’s international terrorists.”  But Bush and Obama had no program to shut down Saudi financing.

Furthermore, the Taliban movement has always been based in Pakistan, not Afghanistan.  So the US invasion of Afghanistan will never end the terrorist threat originating in Pakistan, which like Saudi Arabia, is another US “ally” in the war on terror.  When asked if Pakistan’s military supports the Taliban, Holbrooke said US and Pakistani intelligence (ISI) helped set up terrorist organizations, and “there may be some serious legacy issues”.

Treasury Department lawyer, David Aufhauser, testified before Senator Kyl’s committee in 2003.  He acknowledged the role of Saudi charities in funding terrorism and said dialogue with the Saudi government “resulted in a far reaching charities initiative, at least a pledge of one…”.  But six years after the pledge, Saudi charities were still funding Islamic extremism, and the US still had no program to shut down Saudi funding.  Mr. Aufhauser emphasized the importance of stopping the funding of Islamic extremism and said

“Much of the evidence in this shadow war is suspect, it’s the product of torture, rewards, betrayals, and deceits.  But a financial record doesn’t lie, it has singular integrity in the War On Terror…I now know after the mission given to me after 911, that preventing a dollar from being misapplied [to fund terrorism], is perhaps the surest singular weapon we have to make sure that the homeland is secure.”

Given the US government’s indifference to Saudi funding of Islamic schools producing terrorists, it’s difficult to believe US officials are serious about stopping terrorism.  Meanwhile, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been maimed or killed fighting terrorism.

While testifying before the Senate in 2003, Alex Alexiev said the Saudis were funding extremist mosques in northern Iraq, and “we’re going hear from them”.  Northern Iraq borders Syria, and now al Qaeda in Iraq is on the march in Syria, trying to overthrow the Assad regime.  Al Qaeda was being linked to Saudi Arabia, so now US leaders protect their Saudi “allies” by referring to al Qaeda as ISIS.

All al Qaeda had to do was say they’re not backing ISIS and Western leaders took them at their word.  But that’s understandable, al Qaeda only killed 3025 Americans with their 911 attack, and al Qaeda only killed a few thousand U.S. troops in Iraq.  So why wouldn’t US leaders take al Qaeda leaders at their word?

The Syrian terrorists go by the name al Nusra, but they’re associated with Saudi Wahhabism like ISIS and al Qaeda.  Before the Wahhabists moved into Syria, they were preceded by Syria’s version of the Arab Spring, i.e., for months the Syrian people peacefully protested the Assad regime.  But brutal oppression by Assad opened the door for Wahhabists claiming they were defending the people from Assad.

Prince Bandar is now the head of Saudi intelligence.  He threatened Russia because it opposed the jihadists in Syria and supported Assad.  According to an article in the UK Telegraph, Bandar offered Russia a secret deal to control the world’s oil in exchange for ending support for Assad.  Bandar’s meeting with Putin was full of dire warnings but Putin said:  “Our stance on Assad will never change.  We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people, and not those liver eaters,”  Putin was referring to video footage of a jihadist eating the liver of a Syrian soldier.

It’s no accident that the Syrian people are left with a choice between a brutal dictator and Islamic fascism.  Leaving populations with a choice between two evils is a pattern being repeated in every country that experienced the Arab Spring.  This pattern seems to be a plan to spread the Saudi Wahhabi model of Sunni theo-fascism.  All around the world, political leaders use the resulting threat of terrorism as a pretext to restrict individual liberties.  Coincidentally, this also provides a steady stream of revenue for defense contractors.

President Obama allegedly opposes Assad’s mass murder of civilians so he proposed bombing the Syrian regime as a remedy.  But he backed down and took political cover behind Putin’s suggestion to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.  Meanwhile, Assad continues to slaughter civilians with no attempt by the international community to hold him accountable.

Assad’s actions clearly constitute crimes against humanity punishable by the International Criminal Court (ICC).  But the liberal US media, which supports the ICC, doesn’t mention the ICC option because Obama could also be charged with war crimes.  The leftist media was screaming about Bush’s alleged war crimes, but when Bush passed the baton to Obama, talk of war crimes faded into the background.

The ICC, like the U.N., is controlled by corrupt globalists who oppose national sovereignty and individual rights, but the ICC should be used to prosecute Assad for crimes against humanity.

The Saudi monarchy backed Egypt’s military coup and removed President Morsi, the democratically elected member of the Muslim Brotherhood.  This article from The Guardian cites Dr. Maha Azzam’s analysis of Saudi motives: “What they had was a lethal equation, democracy plus Islamism, albeit under the Muslim Brotherhood.  That was a lethal concoction in undermining the [Saudi] kingdom’s own legitimacy in the long run.  They know full well they do not want democracy, but to have another group representing Islam was intolerable”.

The increasingly totalitarian US regime and Saudi monarchy differed on the method for installing a totalitarian regime in Egypt.  Obama’s support for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood effectively cloaked his totalitarian agenda in democracy, but the Saudi’s opted for a military coup.  Either way, they advance their totalitarian agenda.

Compelling evidence demonstrates the Saudi government’s role in funding a global network of Sunni Islamic extremism.  This network produces a constant supply of violent jihadists for ISIS, the Taliban, al Shabaab, Boko Haram, al Nusra, al Qaeda, and other Sunni extremist groups.  The Counter Jihad Report documents Saudi financing of Islamic extremism in Chechnya, which is where the Boston Marathon bombers were trained and radicalized.

But Bush and Obama insist the Saudi State is an ally in the War on Terror, and Obama supports Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.  These treasonous alliances allow the US and Saudis to play both sides of the War on Terror, and the resulting chaos, including the flood of refugees fleeing ISIS, provides a pretext for creating a global police state.

The Saudis and Gulf States spend Billions financing Islamic extremism, and wink wink, nod nod, the US spends Trillions fighting terrorism.  American citizens must condemn the US/Saudi alliance as treason, and demand accountability for the resulting loss of American lives, treasure, and freedom.

Presidents Obama and Bush put U.S. troops in harms way while allying themselves with regimes that fund the terrorists killing our troops.  Obama and Bush should be prosecuted in U.S. courts for aiding the enemy.  Why?  Their “allies”, the Saudi and Pakistani regimes, are financial and ideological safe havens for al Qaeda a.k.a. ISIS, and the Taliban.  A conviction for aiding the enemy carries a possible death sentence.

Creating order out of chaos is the tyrant’s method of choice.  Consider the US government’s actions since 911.  The Patriot Act, NSA wiretapping, Homeland Security, TSA, and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without due process.

The intended result of the US/Saudi alliance is a clash of civilizations that generates wars for profit, and a geopolitical framework that only leaves citizens with a choice between two evils.  Iraq and Syria are prime examples.

Afghanistan is another example of creating order out of chaos.  And true to the pattern emerging from the Arab Spring, the order being created is a choice between two evils.  According to a report by John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Afghan opium production has exploded, which supports (choice #1) the Taliban, along with (choice #2) organized crime.  

The explosion in opiate production, unaffected by the $7.5 billion spent by the US since 2002 to combat it, puts “the entire US and donor investment in the reconstruction of Afghanistan at risk,” special inspector general John Sopko told a Senate panel in January.

Sopko said, “All of the fragile gains we have made over the last twelve years on women’s issues, health, education, rule of law, and governance are now, more than ever, in jeopardy of being wiped out by the narcotics trade which not only supports the insurgency, but also feeds organized crime and corruption.”

During his farewell speech as President of the United States of America, former Army General, Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned Americans about the danger posed by a military industrial complex.  The link is a short video clip of President Eisenhower’s speech to the nation.

The US also plays both sides of the Sunni-Shia sectarian war via the US-China partnership.  The US turns a blind eye while China arms Iran with chemical, ballistic and nuclear weapons technology.  Iran then helps arm Syria and Hezbollah.  For more info check out this post on Communist China.

During the Clinton administration, John O’Neill was Director of Counter Terrorism at the FBI.  He repeatedly warned of an al Qaeda attack on U.S. soil, but frustrated by US officials who ignored his warnings, he went to work as head of security at the World Trade Center.  Mr. O’Neill was killed during the 911 attack.  To hear his story, watch the PBS documentary, “The Man Who Knew“.

ABC aired a film titled The Path To 911, which portrays the Clinton administration’s failure to stop the growing threat of al Qaeda.  It aired once and then was effectively banned.  There are a few clips available on Youtube.

Many families lost loved ones in the 911 attack.  And due to compelling evidence implicating the Saudi State, some 911 families refused payments from the US government and filed a Trillion dollar law suit against the Saudi government.  The Texas law firm Baker Botts represented the Saudi government against 911 families.

James Baker is a partner in Baker Botts, and he’s the former Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush.  Baker Botts succeeded in defeating the suit brought by 911 families.  It’s the Golden Rule: He who has the gold, or in this case oil, rules.

But the U.S. doesn’t need any Middle Eastern oil.  New technology like horizontal drilling has greatly increased U.S. reserves of natural gas and oil.  America’s natural gas reserves equate to three times the Saudi oil reserves.  And with natural gas already piped into millions of U.S. homes, natural gas could become our primary transportation fuel.

American gas and oil reserves, combined with coal deposits that would power the U.S. for hundreds of years, should make us totally energy independent.  But….  Check out the post Saudi Arabia, China, and United Arab Emirates, Own Critical U.S. Energy Infrastructure.

Obamacare, the Big Lie

Before the Senate passed Obamacare in December 2009, physician and former chairman of the Democrat National Committee, Howard Dean, said the bill should be “killed”.  Why?  During an interview on MSNBC, he said the healthcare bill was written by Democrat staffers on behalf of insurance companies.  Information from Newsmax, which leans conservative, supports Dr. Dean’s statements.

This Newsmax article says Obamacare gives insurance companies a Trillion dollars of subsidies.  The following excerpts from the article say Obama is promising even more subsidies for insurance companies due to changes in the law, i.e., to cover Obama’s lie that people could keep their policies, the law was changed to subsidize extensions of policies that would have been canceled:

“In an effort to extinguish a firestorm on another issue, the administration has offered to compensate insurers as an incentive for them to extend individual policies that were to have been canceled Jan. 1…

The administration said it could provide financial assistance to certain insurers through a program under which the government will share in their losses and profits for the next three years…

That financial boost would be on top of an estimated $1 trillion in federal subsidies the government already plans to pay insurance carriers to make coverage more affordable for low- and middle-income people.” 

Rush Limbaugh says the government objective is single payer, and he’s correct.  But single payer does not mean government will be the sole provider of healthcare services.  Charles Boorady is co-head of Credit Suisse healthcare investments.  When the Supreme Court ruled Obamacare a Constitutional tax, he said the law would increase healthcare spending by two Trillion dollars and the law will “create winners and losers”.

So when single payer becomes a reality, it will funnel Trillions of dollars into a highly consolidated cartel of price fixing healthcare providers.  Evidence of this came a few days after the Supreme Court ruling when CNBC reported that healthcare giant Wellpoint acquired Amerigroup.  Wellpoint paid 4.9 billion, a 43% premium over the previous trading day’s stock price.  On the same day, Morgan Stanley’s healthcare index was up over 9%.  

CNBC reported that Wellpoint’s acquisition of Amerigroup will significantly increase their share of the healthcare market.  So Obamcare is directly responsible for further consolidation in the healthcare industry, which means less competition and higher prices for consumers.  Oops!  There goes the affordable part of Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act.

Jim Chanos is a hedge fund manager and founder of Kynikos, a large investment firm specializing in short selling.  In a recent interview, he said after looking at Obamacare, “we covered our shorts” because the bill was going to be positive for healthcare providers.  He said the U.S. pays “twice” as much for healthcare than any other country and attributed this to the healthcare industry.

Chanos said the industry gets “over 50% of its revenue” from government, and “they have profit margins twice that of the S&P 500″.  In other words, the health care industry makes profits double that which the market can bear because they receive massive government subsidies.  His comments on healthcare come at 13min 5sec into the interview.

Even though Obama repeatedly said Obamacare was not a tax, the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is Constitutional because it’s a federal tax.  But who controls the federal government?  Is it average citizens who impose their will through elected representatives?  We know members of Congress didn’t read the healthcare bill, so they could not have written the legislation.  Who wrote it?

Before the Senate passed Obamacare in December 2009, former DNC Chair Howard Dean said the bill should be “killed” because it was written by Democrat staffers on behalf of insurance companies.  And the facts from both left and right news sources prove this to be true.

Lobbyists and party staffers wrote the healthcare bill, which means lobbyists have the power to tax.  So the Supreme Court ruling gave socialist corporations and their bipartisan cronies power to tax U.S. citizens.  The DOW rose 277 points the day after the Supreme Court ruling.  In my opinion, traders were celebrating a victory for socialism.

From the beginning, the objective of Obamacare was to create a cartel of price fixing healthcare providers subsidized by taxpayers.  And single payer will give socialist cartels direct access to the U.S. Treasury.

Republican Louie Gohmert, a conservative Congressman from Texas, says insurance companies engage in monopolistic practices because they are exempt from anti-trust law.  Rep. Gohmert said the House voted to remove the exemption but the Senate has not.  If you support the concept of competitive markets, contact your Congressional delegation and tell them to remove the anti-trust exemption. 

Obamacare supporters claim the objective is affordable healthcare for all Americans.  Opponents say it’s a leftist attempt to put the “private” healthcare industry out of business.  We know the left is lying because healthcare is becoming less affordable.  We know the right is lying because they falsely portray the healthcare industry as private, helpless victims of big government.  Private industries do not get over half their revenue from government and make profits double that of the S&P 500.

Obamacare is a prime example of the left and right working together to deceive and rob citizens. They spread half truths intended to divide and conquer citizens on behalf of big government and big business socialists.  As a conservative, I hope my fellow Republicans realize that Rush Limbaugh is playing them for a fool. 

There’s an interesting connection between Obamacare and the fraudulent global warming agenda.  Bill Gates says, in order to save the planet from global warming, the U.S. must reduce CO2 emissions to “near zero”.  In the video below, he presents an equation that will achieve his goal of zero CO2 emissions.  The first factor in his equation is human population.  He said:

“The world today has about 6.8 billion people, and that’s headed up to about 9 billion.  If we do a really great job on vaccines, healthcare, and reproductive services, we could lower that by perhaps ten or fifteen percent.”

A little after 4 minutes into the video, Bill Gates says healthcare and vaccines will be used to REDUCE the human population.  Using healthcare to reduce human population is something Nazi Germany would have done.

Bill Gates supports Obamacare, so it’s no surprise that the next link says a form of death panels are part of Obamacare. This article titled “Obama Dooms Seniors to Ravages of Aging”, says seniors will have a lower chance of survival under Obamacare.  The article is addressing section 3000A, which awards bonuses to hospitals that spend the least on elderly patients, and gives demerits to hospitals that spend more on seniors. 

Click on climategate for the truth about global warming.  For real solutions to affordable health care, check out the section on Obamacare in the pdf Knowledge is Power.

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY, IT WASN’T JUST ABOUT TAXES

The following text is from the World Book Encyclopedia, copyright 1969:

The Boston Tea Party was a raid by American colonists on three British ships in Boston Harbor on Dec. 16, 1773.  A band of citizens disguised as Indians threw the contents of 340 chests of tea into the bay.  This was one of the incidents that led to the Revolutionary War in America.

Many colonists were determined not to pay taxes to the British government.  Formerly, the tax on tea imported from England was so high that the colonists usually drank smuggled Dutch tea.  In 1767, the British decided to levy a lower duty of three pence a pound on tea, and to collect it.  More people bought the cheaper tea, but independence groups agitated for tax removal.

In 1773, the British government allowed the British East India Company a substantial tax rebate on tea shipped to America, to keep it from bankruptcy.  Soon tea was on its way to Boston, consigned to individuals who were given a monopoly on its sale.  Colonists feared the tea monopoly would put local merchants out of business, and that other retail businesses might also be made into monopolies.  (end of excerpt)

The King of England had given the British East India Company a monopoly on the sale of tea, so this, as well as taxation without representation, was a major factor leading to the Revolutionary War.  It’s clear our founding fathers viewed the tyranny of private sector monopolies, backed by the British government, as a threat to their liberty and prosperity.

As a conservative, I believe market capitalism gives citizens the greatest amount of freedom to conduct business.  But a market that’s “free” to create monopolies that can buy judges, politicians and elections, and eliminate competitive markets to the detriment of our nation, is a betrayal of the men and women who’ve fought and died for American ideals.

After the American Revolution, corporations remained small institutions chartered at the state level for specific purposes.  By law, they could not make political contributions, could not own stock in other companies, were required to serve the public interest, and could only exist for a limited time.  And owners were responsible for losses and crimes committed by the corporation.

Initially, government protected individual rights and competitive markets by limiting the power of corporations.  But Robber barons like John D. Rockefeller led efforts to change laws requiring corporate owners to serve the public interest and be liable for losses and crimes.

The American economy grew rapidly during the first 100 years and soon monopolies like Rockefeller’s Standard Oil began to threaten competitive markets.  Many corporations formed trusts that controlled market prices and destroyed competition.  Farmers and small businessmen demanded government protection from monopolies and trusts.

The Sherman Antitrust Act, fulfilling one of President Harrison’s campaign pledges, outlawed trusts or any other monopolies that hindered trade.  Fast forward to 2014, and the U.S. economy is again being controlled by government backed monopolies, a.k.a. Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks.  The Congressional Budget Office says it will cost taxpayers 8.6 TRILLION to prop up failing banks.

The fourteenth amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside…”. The intent of this language is to confer citizenship on individuals, not businesses.

Even though businesses are made up of individual citizens, businesses did not have legal status as citizens until the late 1800’s.  That’s when Rockefeller and others filed law suits claiming their organizations were “persons” under the law.  The courts recognized their businesses as corporate citizens entitled to core Constitutional rights.  But if the framers of the Constitution considered political and business organizations persons under the law, why did Rockefeller and others have to sue states to change the law?

Most people have heard of the Supreme Court decision involving Citizens United.  Citizens United is a political action committee (superpac).  They argued that their campaign donations equate to free speech protected by the first amendment, so they should be allowed to buy elected officials with unlimited campaign contributions.  The Court ruled in their favor, but this violates the Spirit of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, which were created to protect the unalienable rights of individual citizens, not lobbying groups like Citizens United.

One objective of this website is to reestablish  the definition of citizenship as intended by America’s founders, i.e., only individual human beings are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

Some say corporate citizenship is justified because corporations are made up of individuals.  But union and corporate leaders making decisions about campaign contributions, do not necessarily reflect the intentions of individual members and employees.  And if unions and corporations were stripped of all Constitutional rights, individual members and employees would retain all their Constitutional rights.  In fact, their rights would be enhanced because they would not be competing with organizations that may not share their political views, and may not even be loyal to the United States.

Corporations, owned by foreign governments, have increasing influence over U.S. elections.  Thanks to the Citizens United decision, China’s communist Party can influence U.S. legislation.

The U.S. is not a democracy, but our legislative bodies makes decisions based on majority rule, so the U.S. is a democratic Republic.  Unfortunately, the most powerful minority in America has usurped majority rule.  This minority is made up of foreign and domestic multinational corporations, which by definition are not loyal to any country.  In fact, they have a fiduciary obligation to shareholders that prohibits loyalty to any particular nation.  And yet, they’ve been given core constitutional rights that give them a controlling interest in the political process.  It’s the Golden Rule: He who has the gold rules.  The result is socialism trending toward fascism.

Free trade agreements designed by multinationals are selling America off to Communist China.  A recent example is America’s largest pork processor, Smithfield Foods, which was sold to a Chinese State owned company.  Most recently, the Chicago Stock Exchange was sold to the Chinese group Chongqing Casin.  But the exchange’s CEO, John Kerin, said he doesn’t know who owns Chongqing Casin, and the Chinese government may be a stakeholder, as it is in most large Chinese businesses.

As the US and China work out a bilateral investment treaty enabling more Chinese state-owned enterprises to purchase American companies, the acquisition of Smithfield Foods serves as a preview of what could eventually be the norm.

The corrupting influence of corporate money on legislation is demonstrated by Obama’s finance reform bill, Dodd-Frank.  It was supposed to eliminate future bailouts of Too Big To Fail banks.  But in true Orwellian fashion, it did just the opposite.  Congressman Brad Sherman said it gives Obama authority to spend Trillions on future Wall Street bailouts, without Congressional approval.  This is accomplished by Dodd-Frank’s Resolution Authority, which institutionalizes TARP and provides Wall Street with a blank checkF.Y.I., most of the original 700 billion TARP bailout went to foreign banks.

Politicians say banks and AIG paid back bailout money and taxpayers made a profit.  Technically it’s true, but they’re getting near zero percent money from the Fed, so in reality, bailout money was paid back with taxpayer money.  And the Fed’s QE3 is buying 40 Billion per month of toxic mortgage backed securities from Wall Street banks, so the bailout continues.

April 22, 2010, Rush Limbaugh cited an Investors Business Daily article saying “despite the commitment of nearly 20 Trillion in taxpayer funds to prevent another crisis, lending has stalled or shrunk”.  Between the Federal Reserve and Federal government, 20 Trillion taxpayer dollars are propping up the stock market.  That’s why it has nearly tripled in value since the 2008 crash, meanwhile, growth of the U.S. domestic economy is stagnant.

So why isn’t the U.S. taxpayer’s investment producing domestic growth?  While on CNBC, billionaire leftist George Soros said EU and US banks are the largest supplier of credit to emerging markets.  China is the largest emerging market, so bailed out US banks are financing communism while the U.S. economy is starved of capital.  The Wall Street Journal article “China’s Superior Economic Model”, demonstrates that many US leaders favor China’s totalitarian economic model.

The absolute numbers for big foreign banking systems’ exposure to China are as follows:

In spite of the 20 Trillion dollar commitment to prop up banks and the stock market, many say the US government’s unfair treatment of big business is driving investment to emerging markets.  I guess they think bankrupting the U.S. government to subsidize socialist banks and corporations isn’t enough, we need to cut their taxes as well.

But Republican tax guru Grover Norquist said, “corporations don’t pay taxes, they collect them from you and me…”.  Grover says corporations pass tax liabilities onto consumers by raising the price of their products.  He doesn’t mention that small businesses, which may be corporations, bear the full cost of regulation and taxation because they have limited ability to shift costs to consumers.

Simon Johnson is a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund.  He’s currently a member of the Congressional Budget Office council of advisors and professor of entrepreneurship at MIT.   In a Senate Budget Committee hearing, he cited JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who say they expect another financial crisis in 3 to 7 years.

Based on their prediction, Johnson said Too Big To Fail banks represent a short term budget liability equal to 40% of GDP (5.6 Trillion), and CBO rules require this be scored in the budget.   Ranking Republican Judd Gregg replied “We don’t score a lot of things around here.”  In other words, they’re cooking the government’s books.

During a presentation on his book “13 Bankers”, Johnson said the few hundred people running the six largest banks have “captured the state” and have power to “extort” money from government.   Rep. Sherman said members of Congress were told the U.S. would be placed under martial law if TARP wasn’t passed.  Sounds like extortion to me.

During debate over TARP, Rep. Marcy Kaptur said “high financial crimes have been committed, these criminals have so much political power, they can shut down the normal legislative process of the highest law making body in this land.”   Wall Street tyrants and their bipartisan cronies have eliminated a core Constitutional principle, i.e., no taxation without representation.

The 2014 Federal budget is a prime example of taxation without representation.  The following text and next paragraph are excerpts from a USA TODAY article:  The nearly 1,600-page spending bill includes all 12 of the individual annual spending bills packaged into a $1.012 trillion “omnibus” spending bill.  The bill will have gone from unveiling to law in just six days, while the normal appropriations process is structured to take months and allow for more lawmaker input.

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., holding up the thick bill on the House floor, criticized the House for voting on a bill “that nobody has read.”  McGovern cited a concern held by lawmakers in both parties that the details of the omnibus are likely to trickle out after the bill has become law.  “I’m willing to bet in a week or so we’re going to read an article about something being in the bill that nobody knew about,”.  Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, characterized the bill as a “monstrosity.”  She said “while Americans suffer the consequences of Obamacare, Congress is trying to rush through another massive bill before reading it.”

If representatives aren’t reading spending bills, they’re not representing the interests of their constituents, i.e., taxation without representation.  American citizens are being subjected to tyrannical conditions similar to the pre-revolutionary colonies.   King George III had given the British East India Company a monopoly on the tea trade to save it from bankruptcy.  Taxes were used to extract wealth from the colonies and grow other parts of the British empire.

Now, the US government and it’s corporate partners are extracting wealth from America and subsidizing China’s totalitarian regime.  Multinational corporations and unions prefer the centrally planned, communist economic model.  I consider this treason.  Click here for a brief history of corporations in the United States.

When enough citizens are empowered with the truth, it will be possible to restore representative government.  This was true when our nation was founded.  Without publications like “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine and others, our founders would not have had the groundswell of support  necessary for revolution.  The first step toward liberty is informing the public.  Knowledge is power.

For more info and solutions, check the posts on globalization and Fast and Furious.  Another interesting source is the book Godonomics, which illustrates the Biblical principles behind private property rights and market economies based on moral principles.

Attention Parents and Students: Science Disproves Evolution

Public schools teach the theory of evolution as if it’s settled science.  But by definition, a theory is not settled science, it is an unproven idea.  So under the guise of settled science, evolutionary theory denies the existence of God and assumes that all life is the result of random events and chance.  Many Christian parents are concerned about the corrosive effect of evolutionary theory on the faith of their children.

The truth is, evolutionary theory is a form of religion because it requires faith to believe an unproven theory is true.  Because evolutionary theory is a faith based world view, and it’s promoted by public education, it equates to a State religion that violates the first amendment.  So evolutionary theory should only be taught in public schools within the context of world religions.

Fortunately, scientists like Douglas Ell are using science to disprove the theory of evolution.  Mr. Ell is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  His undergraduate studies were in physics and mathematics, followed by graduate studies in theoretical mathematics.  As a child he believed in God, but as he progressed in his scientific studies, his belief in the Bible as the source of truth ceased.  But at age thirty his first child was born, and at the baptism, he noticed that Christians possessed a quality of life he lacked.

The Christian life sparked his curiosity but he could not believe in God unless his existence was supported by science.  So he embarked on a search for God that included molecular biology.  After reading how proteins combine with amino acids to produce cells, he did a quick calculation to determine the possibility that this could occur by chance.  He discovered that the chance creation of a cell was virtually impossible, and he could no longer doubt the existence of God.

As Mr. Ell continued his studies, he documented many recent scientific advances that demonstrate the existence of God and disprove evolution, i.e., the notion that life and matter have occurred by chance.  Check out this interview with Douglas Ell where he discusses his book “Counting To God”.  MIT invited him to speak about his book, and none of the attending scientists could dispute the science he used to prove that random events could not have produced life as we know it. 

Andrew Wommack runs a large Christian ministry based in Colorado. He did a series on creation vs. evolution which includes interviews with Dr. Carl Baugh and Dr. Grady McMurtry.  Both are former atheists who believed in evolution, but like Douglas Ell, they eventually realized that scientific evidence supports the existence of God and creation.

Dr. Baugh has doctorate degrees in education, theology and biblical archaeology.  Dr. McMurtry has a science degree from UC Berkeley and a doctorate in Divinity.  The following link has the first five shows from Andrew Wommack’s series “Observing All Things”.  The three shows dated July 16-18 have interviews with doctors Baugh and McMurtry, who present compelling scientific evidence supporting creation.  Dr. McMurtry’s website is Creation Worldview and Dr. Baugh’s is Creation Evidence.

As children, many people believed in God, but after entering the university system, belief in God seemed contrary to reason.  Those who doubt the Bible is true will find Jim Warner’s story particularly helpful.  Jim graduated from UCLA and became an LA detective specializing in cold case homicides.  As a staunch atheist hostile toward Christianity, he eventually had to admit he’d never taken an honest look at the evidence.

After applying the rules of evidence used to solve homicide cases, Warner came to believe the Bible was true and accepted Christ as his savior.  Now he pastors a church and gives interviews like this one on the Leon Fontaine Show.  During the show, Jim explains how rules of evidence used to build a legal case, can actually prove that the Bible, and New Testament in particular, are true.

Another good source for believers and skeptics alike is Ravi Zacharias.  He combines apologetics with evangelism in order to “make thinkers believe and make believers think”.  Mr. Zacharias is asked to speak at the world’s most prestigious universities where belief in Jesus Christ is ridiculed. So students often thank Ravi for bolstering their faith by helping them answer difficult questions.

You can find a number of Ravi’s videos at itbn, Trinity Broadcasting Network’s video on demand website.  As a young evangelist, Mr. Zacharias helped spark a Christian revival in Vietnam.  Many years later, while living in Toronto Canada, he received a call from the Vietnamese interpreter who traveled with him in Vietnam.  They hadn’t spoken to each other in seventeen years and he told Ravi the following story.

After the communist takeover, the interpreter was accused of being a spy and imprisoned.  The only books allowed were Marx and Engels and nothing written in English.  As time passed, he began to lose faith in Christ.  The day after he decided to give up prayer, he was ordered to clean out the latrines.  While removing a bucket of feces and paper, he saw English words on a piece of paper and put it in his pocket.  Back in his cell, he cleaned off the paper and it was a page from the Bible, specifically, chapter eight of the book of Romans.  He began thanking God for not letting him go a single day without prayer.  Hungry for more of God’s word, he volunteered to clean the latrines, and each day he found a few Bible pages the commanding officer had used for toilet paper.

Eventually he was released and decided to try escape the oppression in Vietnam.  One day, four communist soldiers confronted him and accused him of planning an escape.  He lied and they left.  Feeling guilty for lying, he prayed a pray he hoped would never be answered.  He said to God, if you want me to tell the truth, send the soldiers back and I will confess.  Well, the soldiers returned, roughed him up, and again accused him of trying to escape from Vietnam.  The interpreter confessed and to his surprise, the soldiers wanted to join him.  During the boat ride to freedom, a great storm arose, and if not for the expert seamanship of the soldiers, they all would have died.  When he called Ravi, he was in California planning to marry a beautiful Vietnamese girl.  God is good, all the time!

In the following verses, Paul says the eternal power of the invisible God has been revealed to all people through the creation made by God.  So those who deny God’s existence are without excuse, and having relied on the wisdom of man, they became as fools.  Romans 1:16-23 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.