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The Anthrax Coverup Exposed

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Paul Craig Roberts
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Graeme MacQueen’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, has been vindicated by the head of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation.

Four and one-half months ago I posted a review of MacQueen’s book. The hired government apologists, the despicable presstitute media, and the usual gullible patriots greeted the book with screams of “conspiracy theory.” In fact, MacQueen’s book was a carefully researched project that established that there indeed was a conspiracy – a conspiracy inside the government.

MacQueen’s conclusion stands vindicated by Richard Lambert, the agent in charge of the FBI anthrax investigation who has turned whistleblower.

It was obvious to any person familiar with the techniques that governments use to erode liberty by destroying the protection given to citizens by law that the purpose of the anthrax letters, especially the letters to senators Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle, was to raise the fear level in order to guarantee the passage of the tyrannical PATRIOT Act.

The PATRIOT Act was a decisive blow against American liberty. The act has served to negate the US Constitution in the 21st century and to endow the federal government with unaccountable and tyrannical powers.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a court filing, Richard Lambert says that as the agent in charge of the investigation he was obstructed and impeded in his investigation for four years by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, by apathy and error from the FBI Laboratory, by erroneous legal decisions, and by politically motivated communication embargoes from FBI Headquarters.

As Lambert has filed a case in US District Court, it will be difficult for Washington to have him assassinated. However, Washington can still use its presstitutes against him.

Lambert says that there was far more exculpatory evidence in Bruce Ivins behalf than there was orchestrated circumstantial evidence against him. Ivins was Washington’s scapegoat after the orchestrated case against Steven Hatfill fell apart and Washington had to pay Hatfill $4.6 million for defamation. Lambert says the evidence was not sufficient for a court conviction of Ivins, who conveniently died or was murdered, and thus could be blamed without conviction.

Scientists have conclusively proven that the anthrax in the letters was advanced bio-weapons technology to which Ivins had no access.

Lambert’s accusations filed in federal court have the capability of exposing the entire
9/11 deception. It will be interesting to see if Washington can again prevail over law and truth and whether the American public will remain insouciant and content in their Matrix existence.

This article first appeared at Paul Craig Roberts' website Institute For Political Economy.  Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.

Smart Meters Unveiled

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SourceCatherine J. Frompovich
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Smart Meter (SM) technology is something most consumers may not be familiar with. However, just because the ‘smart’ label is attached to a technology, that doesn’t imply the technology is in the best interest of consumers’ overall health.

Think again, especially when it comes to new ‘smart’ electric, gas, or water meters that are AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) SMs, which can do a few things consumers really may not be aware of and which really are NOT very smart safety-wise.
SMs send RFs (Radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation) into the homes they are retrofitted on;

SMs collect information from within the home—even have the capability to record conversations, plus monitoring various appliances, occupancy times, etc.;

SMs then transmit your in-house personal data via microwaves to utility company home offices, which is house wiretapping without a legal search warrant. SM technologies can be hacked into, but that’s something utility companies may not have addressed before installing a ‘recording spy’ on to your house. If you are not familiar with SM technology and what it can do, an independent researcher shared this information with me and asked that I publish it. So, below are some quick reference points to know.


Some equate the politics behind and employed by the vaccine industry, which are leading toward tyrannical vaccine mandates, as also being employed by the energy industry. Once again, corporate greed – the profit motive at public expense – seems to be rearing its gluttonous monstrous head. And like the many fraudulent clinical trials passing as science within vaccinology, unchecked microwave science corruption is pervasive. Apparently, unpromulgated regulation is allowed to pose as legitimate law for smart meter installation. In the end, both violate human rights, plus damage public and environmental health. All these facts have been fully documented and verified by many professionals, insiders and whistleblowers in the Take Back Your Power documentary, among myriad other sources of journalistic reporting.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UNPROMULGATED REGULATION

Kathy Kolich, Attorney No. 92203, Counsel for Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, and West Penn Power Company in an August 20, 2012 petition to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: Part III Section a, p. 3, states: The PUC did not adhere to the formalities required to adopt a “regulation” and as a consequence, the August 3 Implementation Order does not have the “force of law” that attends a regulation. [CJF emphasis added] ….if orders are so interpreted, then they are illegal because they are in the nature of unpromulgated regulations.


Smart meters monitor private activities and events occurring in/on each property retrofitted with an SM. Such installations, without owner consent, are and shall be violations of the U.S. Constitution BOR 4th Amendment; the U.S. Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 119 Sec. 2511 (wiretapping), and U.S.C. Title 18, Sec. 351(e) (assault) and numerous other laws and protections, i.e., for criminal trespass, stalking, battery, public endangerment, pollution, damage to property values – and most notably – when smart meters explode and catch on fire.

All customers with smart meters apparently are having their electric usage data sold to third parties for profit-making marketing schemes along with apparent spying purposes without their consent, as confirmed by former NSA senior executive Thomas Drake, turned whistleblower.

Customers with smart meters across the country – and the world – have received fraudulent billings with exponential increases resulting from the malfunction of these devices to measure actual electric power usage. Stanford University students were able to prove that, as documented in Take Back Your Power. Yet, these meters are marketed as cost-effective and cost-saving – nothing short of a bald-face misleading public relations campaign.

Many customers with SMs around the country have had their identities stolen because SM security vulnerability and hackability, which also affect power supply, as confirmed by James Woolsey, former CIA Director during the Take Back Your Power documentary interview.

Adverse health effects from electromagnetic radiation begin at 0.05 units. Smart meters emit 7.93 units per cm squared one foot away, split into 10,000-190,000 pulses, each at 4.5 millisecond in duration every few seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks in the year—with no let up! The above data is confirmed by Dr David Carpenter, Harvard Medical School and founder of the University of Albany School of Public Health, NY. Dr Carpenter has authored 220 publications.
One foot away from SMs for two minutes of exposure causes red blood cells to become abnormal and broken, as reported by Dr Frank Springob. People with SMs on their homes have inflammatory markers in their blood – TGF Beta 1, MMP-9, and copper, which increase, while neurotransmitters and hormone levels become abnormal, as discussed by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. Over 6,000 scientific studies have been conducted since the 1930s, which document adverse human health effects from microwaves and radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation, including the 1972 U.S. Navy report, Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-frequency Radiation.

Richard H Conrad, PhD, contends
No research or testing have been done on the effects of SM emissions on humans, with the exception of three different surveys which report human sensitization to smart meter emissions resulting in unusual and severe: insomnia, headaches, tinnitus and heart arrhythmias. [1] Fifty-four experts from 20 countries raised red flags about SM RFs in 2012. To maintain the corporate agenda, however, Motorola deliberately ignored and apparently subverted Dr Jerry L Phillips’ research on DNA damage at the University of Colorado [2], as revealed in the Take Back Your Power documentary. Numerous negative environmental impacts also are documented. Public Utility Commissions and State Departments of Health have failed to warn customers of the threat to health and safety from radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation and to exercise the Precautionary Principle.

The Tide is Slowly Turning

In California, where smart meters were first installed, 57 local ordinances have now opposed installation.

A total of thirty-five states have organized opposition in the USA. Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Egypt, and Australia have smart meter protests on the rise.

France and Israel will no longer allow Wi-Fi in elementary classrooms.

How to Protect Yourself from SM RF Radiation

There are devices available that can provide some shielding, but probably no one can guarantee 100% RF protection. Readers may want to do your research to find what suits your needs.
How to Protect Yourself from Smart Meter Radiation

Smart Meter Radiation Shield

How Can I Shield My Smart Meter?

EMF Shielding Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Meter Shield
http://smartmetershield.com/ How concerned are you about SMs and the radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation that SMs emit?


[1] Smart Meters: Documented Health and Safety Issues by a Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D Biochemist http://www.gmnken.com/?cat=27
[2] http://www.researchgate.net/publication/215658343_Electromagnetic_fields_and_DNA_damage


Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity on the Rise

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

The Global Credit Crunch Has Begun

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Michael Snyder
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Get ready for another major worldwide credit crunch.  Today, the entire global financial system resembles a colossal spiral of debt.  Just about all economic activity involves the flow of credit in some way, and so the only way to have “economic growth” is to introduce even more debt into the system.

When the system started to fail back in 2008, global authorities responded by pumping this debt spiral back up and getting it to spin even faster than ever.  If you can believe it, the total amount of global debt has risen by $35 trillion since the last crisis.

Unfortunately, any system based on debt is going to break down eventually, and there are signs that it is starting to happen once again.

For example, just a few days ago the IMF warned regulators to prepare for a global "liquidity shock."  And on Friday, Chinese authorities announced a ban on certain types of financing for margin trades on over-the-counter stocks, and we learned that preparations are being made behind the scenes in Europe for a Greek debt default and a Greek exit from the eurozone.  On top of everything else, we just witnessed the biggest spike in credit application rejections ever recorded in the United States.

All of these are signs that credit conditions are tightening, and once a “liquidity squeeze” begins, it can create a lot of fear.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Over the past six months, the Chinese stock market has exploded upward even as the overall Chinese economy has started to slow down.  Investors have been using something called “umbrella trusts” to finance a lot of these stock purchases, and these umbrella trusts have given them the ability to have much more leverage than normal brokerage financing would allow.  This works great as long as stocks go up.  Once they start going down, the losses can be absolutely staggering.

That is why Chinese authorities are stepping in before this bubble gets even worse.  Here is more about what has been going on in China from Bloomberg
China’s trusts boosted their investments in equities by 28 percent to 552 billion yuan ($89.1 billion) in the fourth quarter. The higher leverage allowed by the products exposes individuals to larger losses in the event of stock-market drops, which can be exaggerated as investors scramble to repay debt during a selloff. In umbrella trusts, private investors take up the junior tranche, while cash from trusts and banks’ wealth-management products form the senior tranches. The latter receive fixed returns while the former take the rest, so private investors are effectively borrowing from trusts and banks. Margin debt on the Shanghai Stock Exchange climbed to a record 1.16 trillion yuan on Thursday. In a margin trade, investors use their own money for just a portion of their stock purchase, borrowing the rest. The loans are backed by the investors’ equity holdings, meaning that they may be compelled to sell when prices fall to repay their debt.Overall, China has seen more debt growth than any other major industrialized nation since the last recession.  This debt growth has been so dramatic that it has gotten the attention of authorities all over the planet
Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister says that “debt levels in the global economy continue to give cause for concern.” Singling out China in particular, Schaeuble noted that “debt has nearly quadrupled since 2007″, adding that it’s “growth appears to be built on debt, driven by a real estate boom and shadow banks.” According to McKinsey’s research, total outstanding debt in China increased from $US7.4 trillion in 2007 to $US28.2 trillion in 2014. That figure, expressed as a percentage of GDP, equates to 282% of total output, higher than the likes of other G20 nations such as the US, Canada, Germany, South Korea and Australia.This credit boom in China has been one of the primary engines for “global growth” in recent years, but now conditions are changing.  Eventually, the impact of what is going on in China right now is going to be felt all over the planet.

Over in Europe, the Greek debt crisis is finally coming to a breaking point.  For years, authorities have continued to kick the can down the road and have continued to lend Greece even more money.

But now it appears that patience with Greece has run out.

For instance, the head of the IMF says that no delay will be allowed on the repayment of IMF loans that are due next month…
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde roiled currency and bond markets on Thursday as reports came out of her opening press conference saying that she had denied any payment delay to Greece on IMF loans falling due next month. Unless Greece concludes its negotiations for a further round of bailout money from the European Union, however, it is not likely to have the money to repay the IMF.And we are getting reports that things are happening behind the scenes in Europe to prepare for the inevitable moment when Greece will finally leave the euro and go back to their own currency.

For example, consider what Art Cashin told CNBC on Friday
First, “there were reports in the media [saying] that the ECB and/or banking authorities suggested to banks to get rid of any sovereign Greek debt they had, which suggests that maybe the next step will be Greece exiting,” Cashin told CNBC.Also, one of Greece’s largest newspapers is reporting that neighboring countries are forcing subsidiaries of Greek banks that operate inside their borders to reduce their risk to a Greek debt default to zero
According to a report from Kathimerini, one of Greece’s largest newspapers, central banks in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have all forced the subsidiaries of Greek banks operating in those countries to bring their exposure to Greek risk — including bonds, treasury bills, deposits to Greek banks, and loans — down to zero.Once Greece leaves the euro, that is going to create a tremendous credit crunch in Europe as fear begins to spread like wildfire.  Everyone will be wondering which nation will be “the next Greece,” and investors will want to pull their money out of perceived danger zones before they get hammered.

In the past, other European nations have been willing to bend over backwards to accommodate Greece and avoid this kind of mess, but those days appear to be finished.  In fact, the finance minister of France openly admits that the French “are not sympathetic to Greece”
Greece isn’t winning much sympathy from its debt-wracked European counterparts as the country draws closer to default for failing to make bailout repayments. “We are not sympathetic to Greece,” French Finance Minister Michael Sapin said in an interview at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meetings here. “We are demanding because Greece must comply with the European (rules) that apply to all countries,” Sapin said.Yes, it is possible that another short-term deal could be reached which could kick the can down the road for a few more months.

But either way, things in Europe are going to continue to get worse.

Meanwhile, very disappointing earnings reports in the U.S. are starting to really rattle investors.

For example, we just learned that GE lost 13.6 billion dollars in the first quarter…
One week following the announcement that it would dismantle most of its GE Capital financing operations to instead focus on its industrial roots, General Electric reported a first quarter loss of $13.6 billion. The results were impacted by charges relating to the conglomerate’s strategic shift. A year ago GE reported a first quarter profit of $3 billion.That is a lot of money.

How in the world does a company lose 13.6 billion dollars in a single quarter during an “economic recovery”?

Other big firms are reporting disappointing earnings numbers too
In earnings news, American Express Co. late Thursday said its results were hurt by the strong U.S. dollar, which reduced revenue booked in other countries. Chief Executive Kenneth Chenault reiterated the company’s forecast that 2015 earnings will be flat to modestly down year over year. Shares fell 4.6%. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said its first-quarter loss widened as revenue slumped. The company said it was exiting its dense server systems business, effective immediately. Revenue and the loss excluding items missed expectations, pushing shares down 13%.And just like we saw just before the financial crisis of 2008, Americans are increasingly having difficulty meeting their financial obligations.

For instance, the delinquency rate on student loans has reached a very frightening level
More borrowers are failing to make payments on their student loans five years after leaving college, painting a grim picture for borrowers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Student debt continues to increase, especially for people who took out loans years ago. Those who left school in the Great Recession, which ended in 2009, had particular difficulty with repayment, with many defaulting, becoming seriously delinquent or not being able to reduce their balances, the New York Fed said today. Only 37 percent of borrowers are current on their loans and are actively paying them down, and 17 percent are in default or in delinquency.At this point, the American consumer is pretty well tapped out.  If you can believe it, 56 percent of all Americans have subprime credit today, and as I mentioned above, we just witnessed the biggest spike in credit application rejections ever recorded.

We have reached a point of debt saturation, and the credit crunch that is going to follow is going to be extremely painful.

Of course the biggest provider of global liquidity in recent years has been the Federal Reserve.  But with the Fed pulling back on QE, this is creating some tremendous challenges all over the globe.  The following is an excerpt from a recent article in the Telegraph
The big worry is what will happen to Russia, Brazil and developing economies in Asia that borrowed most heavily in dollars when the Fed was still flooding the world with cheap liquidity. Emerging markets account to roughly half of the $9 trillion of offshore dollar debt outside US jurisdiction. The IMF warned that a big chunk of the debt owed by companies is in the non-tradeable sector. These firms lack “natural revenue hedges” that can shield them against a double blow from rising borrowing costs and a further surge in the dollar.So what is the bottom line to all of this?

The bottom line is that we are starting to see the early phases of a liquidity squeeze.

The flow of credit is going to begin to get tighter, and that means that global economic activity is going to slow down.

This happened during the last financial crisis, and during this next financial crisis the credit crunch is going to be even worse.

This is why it is so important to have an emergency fund.  During this type of crisis, you may have to be the source of your own liquidity.  At a time when it seems like nobody has any cash, those that do have some will be way ahead of the game.

This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

Florida Rolls Out High-Tech “Smart” Street Lights

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Aaron Dykes
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Despite appearances, the “smart” society was never based on saving energy, saving money or saving the environment.

The real aim has been to control the population and conduct absolute surveillance on the larger herd and even every individual.

Thanks to smart phones, smart meters, smart grids, smart TVs, smart cars and smart appliances, the places you go, the people you contact and all the things you interact with are logged, tracked and analyzed by advanced computer algorithms. Thanks to search engines, the technocrats even believe they known what you’re thinking and what you’ll do next.

Now, the “smart” street lights that record conversations and broadcast government propaganda are actually being rolled out on city streets across the America.

The latest is in Jacksonville, Florida.

From the Business Journals:

Through a pilot program with GE Lighting, JEA and the city, Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods will be outfitted with about 50 data-collecting LED streetlights, as part of the GE Intelligent City Initiative, announced Thursday morning.

As the first city on the East Coast to have this technology — and the second in the world, behind San Diego — the move is an opportunity for Jacksonville to become a cutting-edge city, said Mayor Alvin Brown.The lights — which will come at no cost to taxpayers during the pilot program — will be interconnected with one another and will collect real-time data, as seen in a presentation by GE.

[…] GE’s Predix software will then analyze the data so the city can use it.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Check out this promo video for “Intellistreets,” the makers of one of the leading smart street lights. While it has a few interesting features, the creepy factor is clear enough by the end of the video.

Admittedly, the lights carry two-way communication, acting as a watcher and spy of passersby, while carrying “official” messages. The system is designed to work with supervision by Homeland Security, and may have terrorism applications.

Of course, the benefits for the average person are being advertised, 
One of the more relevant, ready-to-go applications is the ability to have smart parking. Through the streetlight sensors, residents can be notified when parking spots are available, or even if their meter might be running out. There have been many warnings, but the warnings have been ignored.

Life under Big Data is already “smarter” and bigger than life under Big Brother, and the full effects have yet to materialize.

How long until we all regret so easily giving up our freedom and privacy for the convenience of technology – though its effect is ultimately enslaving and enough to make most of us obsolete.

Here are just a few of the articles Truthstream has covered before on the dangers of the Smart Society:
Aaron Dykes is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this article first appeared. As a writer, researcher and video producer who has worked on numerous documentaries and investigative reports, he uses history as a guide to decode current events, uncover obscure agendas and contrast them with the dignity afforded individuals as recognized in documents like the Bill of Rights.

    DHS Seeking to Buy Access to Private Surveillance Cameras to Track Drivers

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    Cassius Methyl and Nick Bernabe
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    Despite the ongoing debate to roll back the Department of Homeland Security’s current civil liberties overreaches, the DHS is soliciting bids from corporations for access to license plate data collected by private surveillance systems. In a public statement, the Department said it’s “not seeking to build a national database or contribute data to an existing system,” rather, the DHS claims to be tapping into existing networks.

    According to the Washington Post, the DHS “is seeking bids from companies that already gather the data to say how much they would charge to grant access to law enforcement officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS agency.”

    However, public statements vary greatly from the actual implementation of these policies; abuses are almost certain. More personal forms of data such as addresses, telephone numbers, and other information associated with registering a license plate could be “inadvertently” recorded and stored through private surveillance cameras.

    Gregory T. Nojeim, senior counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology said, “If this goes forward, DHS will have warrantless access to location information going back at least five years about virtually every adult driver in the U.S., and sometimes to their image as well.”

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If they take it so far as to collect facial images, the DHS, and its partnered government agencies, will have the capability of establishing a biometric database. These databases could yield some of the most invasive law enforcement technologies the world has ever seen.

    However, this new surveillance tool would only add to the DHS’ already incredible biometric law enforcement abilities. In fact, they have access to the FBI’s enormous multi-biometric database and are trying to extend biometric capabilities to US Border Patrol. According to NextGov, “The [border patrol] test is part of a coming overhaul of the department’s (DHS) biometric system, “IDENT,” which currently contains more than 170 million foreign fingerprints and facial images, as well as 600,000 iris templates.”

    This license plate news is more like the cherry on top of the existing surveillance sundae.

    Cassius Methyl and Nick Bernabe write for TheAntiMedia.org, where this article first appeared. Tune in to the Anti-Media radio show Monday through Friday @ 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific.

    Expert Says “Banning Cash” The Only Solution to Negative Interest Market Problems

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    Mac Slavo
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    As everyone knows by now, the Federal Reserve’s main tool in economic warfare has become hyper low interest rates and, thus, extremely cheap money for large institutions vis-à-vis the controversial reign of QE – quantitative easing.

    Now, the how-low-can-you-go climate has created negative interest rates, meaning not only that many investments carry no return but that many deposits cost money.

    Well-known Citigroup economist William Buiter says the solution to this backwards market is to rein in the appeal of normal currencies like cash – because it is “causing problems” for central bank manipulation:
    When economic conditions worsen, they react by reducing interest rates in order to stimulate the economy. But, as has happened across the world in recent years, there comes a point where those central banks run out of room to cut — they can bring interest rates to zero, but reducing them further below that is fraught with problems, the biggest of which is cash in the economy.Negative interest rates are rendered ineffective by the “effective lower bound” – essentially the point at which a reasonable person would stop depositing money into banks and bonds at cost and instead hold cash, which while it doesn’t produce interest, certainly remains liquid and tangible.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); From an economist point of view, however, it is cash holders who must be reined in (not Wall Street or the central banks):
    Fundamentally, the ELB [effective lower bound] problem comes down to cash. According to Buiter, the ELB only exists at all due to the existence of cash, which is a bearer instrument that pays zero nominal rates. Why have your money on deposit at a negative rate that reduces your wealth when you can have it in cash and suffer no reduction? Cash therefore gives people an easy and effective way of avoiding negative nominal rates.The solution? For these big players, it is a simple matter of banning, or at least penalizing, cash and other straightforward currencies with additional transaction fees:
    Buiter’s note suggests three ways to address this problem: Abolish currency. Tax currency. Remove the fixed exchange rate between currency and central bank reserves/deposits.SHTF reported only days ago about the shift in the treatment of cash, with JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon also called to rein in cash by charging customers the “true cost” of using these everyday instruments:
    Moreover, JPMorgan and other big banks are expanding their policies of charging customers to hold deposits, validate funds and make transactions – charges that JPMorgan sees as the “true cost of moving money.” With new measures for cybersecurity, fraud protection and payment verification in mind, JPMorgan is slated to tack on new processing fees and add costs for all transactions, and especially ‘outmoded’ payments like cash and checks and the loafing “free riders” who use them.Regarding cash, Dimon stated:
    We need to build a real-time system that properly charges participants for usage, allows for good customer service, and minimizes fraud and bad behavior.Will they really ban cash?

    For his part, Buiter admits there are disadvantages to banning cash – particularly for little people who still deal in paper money, the poor, those operating in community markets and for those concerned with privacy. He lists:
    1. Abolishing currency will constitute a noticeable change in many people’s lives and change often tends to be resisted.
    2. Currency use remains high among the poor and some older people. (Buiter suggests that keeping low-denomination cash in circulation — nothing larger than $5 — might solve this.)
    3. Central banks and governments would lose seigniorage revenue.
    4. Abolishing currency would inevitably be associated with a loss of privacy and create risks of excessive intrusion by the government.
    5. Switching exclusively to electronic payments may create new security and operational risks.
    But ultimately, Buiter doesn’t care. To him, these are “weak” arguments against banning cash, and apparently anything and everything should be done to keep the bizarro system of money flowing – and power over the entire economy in the hands of the Federal Reserve.

    Never mind that it will only benefit those at the top, or that it will punish the poor and working classes – even in the most ordinary of transactions – while forcing the masses onto an electronic platform that can be tracked and restricted based upon rules from the top.

    Apparently, that has been the agenda for decades, with plans to control the population through a digital, cashless control grid.

    Once that point is reached, cash won’t just be obsolete, it will be criminal. It is coming. The question is how soon will it arrive?

    You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this article first appeared.

    Get Vaccinated or Lose Your Medicaid?

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    By Experimental Vaccines

    A lawsuit has been initiated by a student who claims she was kicked out of the Baker College, Michigan nursing program because she challenged an instructor who gave a lesson that encouraged lying to patients in order to get them vaccinated. Moreover, she claims that the "lying" could take the form of inducing panic or other forms of coercion like threatening the loss of Medicaid. Kenny Valenzuela highlights the details.

    Research links posted below:

    Baker College instructor told students to threaten patients into vaccinations, lawsuit claims
    Hospital Threatens to Seize Custody of Unvaccinated Newborn
    Former Nursing Student Sues Baker College, Alleges Instructor Said To Lie About Vaccinations

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lawmakers Want to Mandate Epidemics!
    Students told to ‘threaten patients into vaccinations’
    91% Fully Vaccinated Involved in Pertussis Outbreak
    Student Who Refused to Lie About Vaccines and was Kicked out of Nursing School
    98% Vaccinated Involved in Whooping Cough Outbreak
    Whooping Cough Outbreak Videos and TDap Vaccine Inserts
    Vaccine Exemption Forms 

    You can find more of Kenny Valenzuela's informative videos at his site ExperimentalVaccines.org

    Millions of Girls Given Vaccines Secretly Spiked with Sterilization Drugs

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    Kimberly Paxton
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    Although some might call it a conspiracy theory, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the United Nations have been accused for decades of trying to secretly reduce the world’s population by hiding contraceptives in vaccines that are purported to be for other purposes.

    In 1992, during a meeting at the UN headquarters in Geneva, scientists and “women’s health advocates” discussed the use of “fertility regulating vaccines, particularly the anti-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin vaccine. (source)

    If you had any doubt in your mind that this was true, doctors at a Catholic hospital in Kenya are out to prove that millions of girls have been tricked into receiving an injection that will render them sterile for years.

    Independent laboratory testing has confirmed that a tetanus vaccine given to over 2.3 million young women in Kenya contained the HCG antigen.

    HCG was developed by the WHO as a long-term contraceptive. It causes the body to attack a fetus through an antibody response, and can cause spontaneous abortions for 3 years after the woman is injected with the drug.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dr. Muhame Ngare of Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi said:
    We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen. They were all laced with HCG. This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but was ignored. (source)Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Kenyan health ministry has denied that this is the case, offering up claims that many women who received the vaccine became pregnant afterwards. But Dr. Ngare (who, incidentally, is pro-vaccine, just not pro-secret-sterilizing-additive) stands firm in his assertion and provides a convincing argument.
    Either we are lying or the government is lying. But ask yourself, ‘What reason do the Catholic doctors have for lying?’ The Catholic Church has been here in Kenya providing health care and vaccinating for 100 years for longer than Kenya has existed as a country. Usually we give a series three shots over two to three years, we give it anyone who comes into the clinic with an open wound, men, women or children. If this is intended to inoculate children in the womb, why give it to girls starting at 15 years? You cannot get married till you are 18.” The usual way to vaccinate children is to wait till they are six weeks old. The only time tetanus vaccine has been given in five doses is when it is used as a carrier in fertility regulating vaccines laced with the pregnancy hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) developed by WHO in 1992. (source)Hmmm…so why would this vaccine only be given to young, fertile women? Since tetanus is a type of bacterial infection that occurs after a person is wounded with a rusty or dirty object, wouldn’t it stand to reason that this vaccine, if given in the interest of protecting patients from the infection, be given to both genders, and people of a variety of ages? Are girls at the height of fertility somehow more likely to injure themselves in such a way?

    The Kenyan government has a glib answer. Apparently, they wish to proactively inoculate babies in the womb against tetanus, which causes 550 deaths per year.

    Catholic priests across Kenya are advising their congregants to refuse these vaccinations.

    Kimberly Paxton, a staff writer for The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared, is based out of upstate New York. You can follow Kimberly on Facebook and Twitter.

    Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries

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    Mac Slavo
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    Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

    What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week.

    On Wednesday federal regulators announced the early closure of sardine fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington. According to the most recent data, the sardine populations has been wiped out with populations seeing a decline of 91% in just the last eight years.
    Meeting outside Santa Rosa, California, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to direct NOAA Fisheries Service to halt the current season as early as possible, affecting about 100 fishing boats with sardine permits…


    The action was taken based on revised estimates of sardine populations, which found the fish were declining in numbers faster than earlier believed…

    The council did not take Wednesday’s decision lightly and understood the pain the closure would impose on the fishing industry, said council member Michele Culver, representing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. She added that it was necessary because a new assessment of sardine stocks showed they were much lower than estimated last year, when harvest quotas were set.

    Source: New York Times via Steve Quayle / ENEnews

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sardines, like honey bees, don’t seem important to the casual observer. But just like honey bees, which are experiencing their own colony collapse, they are critical to the propagation of the global food chain. The immediate effects can be seen on the creatures next in line:
    90 percent of this year’s class of sea lion pups were starving for lack of sardines to eat.

    The sardine populations have crashed 91 percent since 2007,” he said after the vote.

    “We would have liked to see this happen much sooner, but now we can start to rebuild this sardine population that is so important to the health of the ocean.”(Courtesy: The Seattle Times)
    But even closing of commercial fisheries may not be the solution. As Snyder points out in the aforementioned report, there are some unexplained phenomena occurring in the Pacific ocean and either scientists don’t have a clue what is happening, or someone is keeping a gag order on researchers.
    According to two University of Washington scientific research papers that were recently released, a 1,000 mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees, and nobody seems to know why this is happening.  This giant “blob” of warm water was first observed in late 2013, and it is playing havoc with our climate.  And since this giant “blob” first showed up, fish and other sea creatures have been dying in absolutely massive numbers.The issue could potentially be one of climate change – but not the kind of climate change we hear from politicians who just want to put carbon tax credits in their pocket. Rather, we could be talking about cyclical climate shifts that have occurred regularly throughout the course of earth’s history. And with those shifts come massive migrations and species die-offs.

    Or, as one contributor at ENEnews.com suggested, the answer to why this is happening should be obvious:
    We have three cores melted out of their reactor buildings, lost in the mudrock and sandstone, which we have failed to locate and mitigate.

    We have an underground river running under the ruins, which we have failed to divert around the reactors.

    We have three empty reactors, containing nothing but corium splatter left when they blew up and melted out.

    We have the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, which we have stressed beyond endurance, through ocean dumping, over fishing, agricultural runoff, and now unrestricted radiation.

    We have the sudden collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, with a threatened collapse of the biosphere.

    We continue to allow corporate and governmental inaction.

    What in hell did you think was going to happen?Something is wrong with world’s food chain and one Harvard Professor suggested last year that recent signs, namely with the die-off of honeybee populations, are a prelude of things to come:
    But he now warns that a pollinator drop could be the least our worries at this point.

    That it may be a sign of things to come – bees acting as the canary in the coalmine.

    That not only are we connected to bees through our food supply, but that the plight that so afflicts them may very well soon be our own.Could it be that the collapse of honeybee colonies, mass sea life die-offs, and changing climates in once lush growing regions are all the result of the same underlying phenomena?

    If so, then we can soon expect not just higher food prices, but a breakdown in the food chain itself.

    And though none of us can truly prepare for a decades-long (or longer) food disaster and the complexities that would come along with it (like mass migrations and resource wars), we can take steps to make ourselves as self sustainable as possible, while also preparing emergency plans to respond to the initial brunt of the force should it hit.

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    You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this first appeared

    Ukraine a Vector for GMO Poison’s Spread Through EU

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    Ulson Gunnar
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    When the Washington Post chooses to pen an insulting, condescending editorial targeting entire nations speaking up against Western impropriety, one can just as well assume the precise opposite of whatever narrative the Post is trying to push forward is true.

    Regarding American biotech companies and their attempts to infest the planet with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and in particular their attempts to corrupt the whole of Europe with their unwanted poison through a backdoor (Ukraine), has prompted Russia to speak up for their Eastern European neighbor. Up until the armed coup in 2013-2014, also known as the “Euromaidan,” Ukraine had adamantly rejected GMOs.

    With an obedient client regime now installed in Kiev, a series of political, economic and military decisions have been made that have more or less extinguished Ukraine as a sovereign nation state. Along with its extinguished sovereignty comes a complete lack of desire for self-preservation, and so, sowing one’s fields with genetically tainted, unsafe, literal poison goes from being adamantly avoided, to being openly embraced.

    This brings us back to the Washington Post and a recent editorial it has published. Titled, “Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is a plot to take over the world,” it first attempts to make Russia’s accusations that Monsanto is now moving in on Ukraine with plans to institute GMOs nationwide sound unfounded. That is until the Post itself admits that is precisely what Monsanto is doing. The pieces claims:
    Ukraine has long tried to sell itself to Europe as the once-and-future breadbasket of the continent, promising that Western investment is the key to making its under-exploited black earth bloom. But official Russia would like you to know that all this agricultural development talk is really just a secret plot to help companies like Monsanto take over the world.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Then the Post openly admits:
    Genetically-modified cultivation was long banned in Ukraine – as was the sale of farmland. Then admits:
    But the association agreement signed between the European Union and Ukraine last year may have created new space for the potential introduction of genetically-modified crops in Ukraine. Finally, the Post mentions Monsanto:
    Monsanto – perhaps the most recognizable corporate name in genetically modified products – did express interest in investing in Ukraine last year. (It’s worth noting that the company operates in Russia as well, though not with GMOs, just as it has operated in Ukraine.) Since Monsanto already operates in Ukraine, what else would it be investing in additionally that it hasn’t had the opportunity to before besides GMOs? Ukraine would serve as the perfect victim to host Monsanto and other biotech corporations’ GMO-infected products in the heart of Europe.

    With the EU itself relaxing some of its regulations regarding GMOs, likely without the consent of a population increasingly conscious of the risks and actively seeking organic alternatives, biotech conglomerates hope to make GMO products spread from what will be the completely unregulated fields of Ukraine, into Europe and to become as ubiquitous and unavoidable as they are in America.

    Elsewhere around the world, big-agriculture has attempted to use other backdoors to bring their products into regions they are wholly rejected, including Asia where “Golden Rice” has been proposed as the answer to fighting “vitamin A deficiency,” even when simply planting some carrots would accomplish this goal more easily, cheaper and without the threat of tainting Asia’s rice crops with a strain consumers would reject out of hand.

    In other instances, conquering Western interests, like in Afghanistan, have used “aid” as a backdoor to bring big-agriculture and GMOs into the region.

    So by the Post’s own admission and by simply looking at what Monsanto and its counterparts have done all over the world already, they themselves couldn’t agree more with the Russian Federation regarding Monsanto’s obvious intentions in Ukraine and for the rest of Europe.

    The Post, like many papers across America and Europe, has long-served the interests of the monied elite, with biotech and big-agriculture counted prominently among them. The Post and others will spin and obfuscate Monsanto’s intentions until it is too late to overturn the genetic corruption their crops will inflict on the once well-protected, sovereign fields of Ukraine.

    Like many other things in Ukraine, the so-called “Euromaiden” that was allegedly spurred for freedom and self-determination has clearly stripped Ukraine of both its freedom and its ability to determine what is best for itself. From a military set upon its own people, to an economy looted by foreign interests, to a government directed literally by foreigners who chair it, to now fields to be sown with genetically altered poison, the ruination of Ukraine is nearly complete and a lasting testament to what the West truly means when it says “democratization.”

    No One Will Buy GMO-Tainted Crops

    Included in Russia’s comments regarding the impending despoilment of Ukraine’s agricultural industry by Monsanto and others, the Post would report:
    Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told a meeting of his counterparts in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Tuesday that the West plans to grown “genetically modified crops” in Ukraine. And it’s a fool’s errand too, he suggested, because, “to put it mildly, Europe will not approve of such products.” The Post, in its role as associate lobbyist for big-agriculture, attempts to downplay this fact. However, reported elsewhere, even within the Western media itself, are reports that the agricultural powerhouse that is the United States is now importing organic corn because consumers refuse to eat tainted GMO products grown within the States.

    Bloomberg in its report “U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food” would claim:
    A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Pennsylvania State University. The humiliation of a nation historically self-reliant agriculturally having to import something as basic as corn because everything grown domestically is poisoned is a lesson any Ukrainian seeking to preserve what is left of not only their dignity, but their sense of self-preservation should take note of. Even as the “miracle” of GMO evaporates amid an increasingly astute market in the United States, US corporations are buying off Ukraine’s infinitely servile regime to place Ukraine’s neck into the same noose.

    However, in a way the Post is right. Russia is crazy to think Monsanto is taking over the world. The corporation, despite untold of billions pumped into lobbying, propaganda, bribes and other forms of mass persuasion, is failing miserably to convince people to ingest their poison, even in the nation their headquarters is located in. However, Russia shedding light on what Monsanto is trying to do in Ukraine, against the obvious best interests of Ukraine itself, is yet another illustration of how the “Euromaiden” putsch had nothing to do with freedom, and everything to do with Washington and Wall Street hijacking yet another nation and its resources out from under its own people under the guise of “democracy.”

    Ulson Gunnar, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”, where this article first appeared.

    Health Effects from Smart Meter Radiation

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    Catherine J. Frompovich
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    During the week of April 12, 2015, Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness (PASMA) sent out two Press Releases regarding the increasing adverse health effects from Smart Meter (SM) radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation (RFs). Those Press Releases were rather dramatic, especially since utility companies claim there are no adverse health problems.

    Even Pennsylvania House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee Chair, Robert W. Godshall sent me a letter in response to my letter. This is what he had this to say about SM health effects:
    I am not going to continue a dialog on the issue as you have your preconceived opinions on the issue and I have mine based on the evidence I have.Representative Godshall, will you please produce your evidence.

    Perhaps Godshall gets his ‘evidence’ from the very same place he gets his campaign contributions?

    I wonder if Godshall’s evidence includes the WHO/ICD billing codes for health problems relating to RF radiation from various sources. It’s rather embarrassing that state legislators can be that damn dumb and still hold public office for so long.

    Maybe readers also have that problem with uninformed officials. Consumers/voters need to educate their representatives in government at local, state and federal levels, to counteract vested interests ‘evidence’.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Below are the Press Releases I received and want to share with readers since the April 14th one talks about “Symptoms After Exposure to Smart Meter Radiation” and the April 16th PR advises “How to Bill Medical Insurance Companies for Smart Meter-Related Health Problems,” something every utility customer should know, plus keep in their medical files—just in case.

    Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness * PASMAFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4-14-15
    Contact: Tom McCarey
    Telephone: 610-687-7607


    Retired U.S. Government scientist Ronald M Powell, PhD (Applied Physics/Harvard) recently published a report of two surveys about health issues on individuals who have complained of poor health after having had a Smart Meter (SM) installed on their homes. The first survey included 318 respondents from 28 states (California to New York), while the second survey was done on 92 respondents in Victoria, Australia. A total of 410 adults and children were included in both surveys.

    Participants in both surveys experienced six clusters of symptoms that were nearly identical in order of occurrence: (1) sleep disruption; (2) headaches; (3) ringing or buzzing in the ears; (4) fatigue; (5) loss of concentration, memory, or learning ability; and (6) disorientation, dizziness, or loss of balance. The Surveys Report stated, “The many symptoms found reflect the many body systems that are disrupted by such radiation. “

    The radiation that causes those symptoms is Radio Frequency (RF) non-ionizing radiation produced by SMs collecting and transmitting information 24/7 from within each house upon which an SM is installed. Statistically, testing shows that the top ten health problems are associated with EMF (electromagnetic frequency) sensitivity and wireless meters (Smart Meters) installed on homes. 49% sleep problems; 43% stress, anxiety and irritability; 40% headaches; 38% ringing in ears; 26% heart problems. In Australia, 17% experienced heart palpitations, while another 10% experienced chest pain or pain in the heart.

    Statistically, up to 2 percent of the population is allergic to something, which means it could be chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, pollen, insect bites/stings, and electromagnetic frequencies like WiFi, RFs and EMFs. According to the U.S. CDC, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the USA, costing more than $18Billion a year!

    Respondents in both surveys state they have made complaints to either their utility companies or Public Utility Commissions. 40% of those with SMs complained to their utility provider. 32% filed complaints with the public utility commission. 94% want to retain or restore their analog meters.

    The paper “Electromagnetic Interference of Pacemakers” (Umashankar Lakshmanadoss, MD, etal, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD) concluded with “New technologies have increased concern about interference with pacemaker function. It is important for physicians to remain vigilant about the potential risks of EMI [electromagnetic interference] from external sources with regard to pacemaker function.” SMs are new EMI technologies! Pennsylvanians need SM opt-out legislation.

    Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness * PASMA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4-16-15
    Contact: Tom McCarey
    Telephone: 610-687-7607


    The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) sets the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which lists billing codes that physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare practitioners use to bill healthcare insurers on behalf of patients. Periodically, ICD codes are updated or revised, with the next revision scheduled for ICD-11 in 2017. Do these ICD codes include health problems/anomalies caused by exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from AMI Smart Meters (SMs) that Pennsylvanians are being forced to have installed on their homes by utility companies or have their power turned off ?

    Health problem diagnostic codes from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from various sources are found in the 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W90.8, Exposure to other ionizing radiation, which is not the billable code. There are 3 ICD codes for billing, namely: W90.8XXA—Initial encounter; W90.8XXD—Subsequent encounter; and W90.8XXS—Sequela.

    Since numbers of people living in Smart Metered homes are experiencing health problems after SMs were installed, PASMA encourages all Pennsylvanians to save the above billing information to present to their physicians when making a health claim to medical insurers for healthcare services due to Smart Meter radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation under ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.

    Previously, in the 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis, Code E926.9 was designated for Exposure to unspecified radiation.

    According to a 2014 Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology paper, “…there’s an urgent need to reconsider exposure to RF non-ionizing radiation and the risk of development of adverse health effects.” The American Cancer Society says, “Concerns have been raised about the safety of smart meters, mainly because they give off the same kinds of radiofrequency (RF) waves as cell phones and Wi-Fi devices.” Both Wi-Fi and cell phone use are now being avoided by health-conscious consumers. Likewise, Smart Meters need to be avoided. Pennsylvanians must have legal opt-outs for Act 129 of 2008.

    PASMA asks the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the State Board of Medicine to inform all Pennsylvania licensed physicians immediately about potential health problems stemming from Smart Meter radiofrequency radiation. Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of Pennsylvanians are being adversely affected by RFs after unsafe AMI SMs were installed on their homes to replace their safe, RF-free analog meters.

    If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with a member of PASMA, please call Tom McCarey at 610-687-7607.

    Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

    Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

    Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

    Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

    Want to Record The Cops? Know Your Rights

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    SourceNadia Kayyali
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    There are some very disturbing videos circulating the Internet right now, depicting the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of trained, armed men. Many of these videos even show individuals being shot in the back, or as they try to flee.

    These are videos of police officers in America killing unarmed black men like Oscar Grant and Eric Garner. And, as the most recent case shows, without these recordings, much of America might not have any idea exactly how much of a problem this is.

    Citizen videos of law enforcement encounters are more valuable than ever. And for those who are wondering—it is legal to record the police.

    The police don’t always seem aware of this. There have been incidents across the country of police telling people to stop filming, and sometimes seizing their camera or smartphone, or even arresting them, when they don’t comply.

    In the most recent citizen-filmed incident to gain widespread media attention, on April 4, white police officer Michael Slager shot and killed 50-year-old black man Walter Scott in the back as he ran away in North Charleston, South Carolina. Bystander Feiden Santana filmed the encounter, which started with a traffic stop. After Santana’s video surfaced, the officer was arrested and charged with murder. Santana said that he is scared of what might happen to him. He also considered deleting the video, and doing nothing with it. And Santana is not the only person who may be intimidated by the prospect of filming the police, with good reason.

    That’s why, in addition to EFF Attorney Sophia Cope's legal analysis highlighting some of the recent case law establishing the right to film police officers, we’re sharing some basic information cop watchers should know.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); What Courts Have Said

    Courts across the country have held that there is a First Amendment right to openly record the police. Courts have also held, however, that individuals cannot interfere with police operations, and that wiretapping statutes that prohibit secretly recording may apply to recording the police. But underlying these decisions is the understanding that recording the police is constitutionally protected.

    Know Your Rights and Be Safe

    While it has been established that individuals have the right to record the police, what happens on the street frequently does not match the law. Also, if you’re thinking about filming the police, it’s likely you’ll have more police encounters than you otherwise would.

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is a bar association that does police accountability work. The National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer program is focused on watching the police at protests. CopBlock and Cop Watch are loosely organized groups that have chapters across the country, and provide resources on filming the police everyday.

    Here are the most essential things to keep in mind:
    • Stay calm and courteous, even though the situation may be stressful. Remember—if you get arrested or get into an altercation with the police, you won’t be able to keep filming them!
    • Be sure that you are not interfering with police operations, and stand at a safe distance from any encounter you film.
    • Your right to record audio surreptitiously of police carrying out their duties in public may vary from state to state. You should check your state law to know the fullest extent of your rights, but the lowest risk way to record is to hold your device in plain view of the officers.
    • Do not lie to police officers. If they ask whether you are recording, answer honestly.
    • If the police start interacting with you, treat the encounter as you would any encounter with law enforcement—in fact, you may want to be extra careful, since as the repeated incidents of police seizing cameras and smartphones demonstrate, it may make you more of a target.
    • If you are at a demonstration, police will often issue a dispersal order—in general, they will declare a protest an unlawful assembly and tell people to leave. Unless you are granted permission to stay, that order applies to you, too. If you do not comply, you should expect to be arrested.
    • While it is not legal for an officer to order you to move because you are recording, they may still order you to move. If you do not comply you could be arrested. If you do want to comply, consider complying with the smallest movement possible, and verbally confirming that you are complying with their orders. For example, if you are standing five feet from an officer, and they say “You need to move back,” you might want to consider calmly saying “yes, officer, I am moving back” while taking a few steps back.
    Below are some helpful resources and tips related to interacting with and filming the police from these groups and EFF:
    • The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) “Know Your Rights” pamphlet (available in multiple languages) provides basic information you should know for interacting with the police.
    • The NLG Legal Observer Program training manual has tips for filming the police at protests, many of which are useful for filming any encounter.
    • Cop Watch has resources and examples here.
    • EFF’s Know Your Rights guide provides information on what you need to know if the police want to search your electronic devices.
    Why Focus on Citizen Recording When Departments Are Implementing Bodycams?  

    As the conversation about police accountability continues to take place across the country, body cameras are often proposed as a solution, and they are getting a lot of attention in the news right now. “Bodycam” recordings have made a difference in some cases. But many transparency and accountability advocates including EFF, have expressed reasonable doubts about their efficacy.  States are trying to grapple with the many privacy issues they raise, mostly by considering exempting the footage from public records act requests. And while “bodycams” may be a contentious subject, there’s little doubt that it is citizen footage of law enforcement encounters that has really fueled the current debate about police accountability.

    Keep Taping

    As North Charleston Pastor Nelson Rivers said: “If not for the video, we would still be following the narrative from the officer. If not for this video, the story would be entirely different.” Scott’s family agrees. After watching the video, his brother stated: “I think that if that man never showed the video we would not be at the point that we’re at right now.” And North Charleston Councilwoman Dorothy Williams had this to say: “I'm asking all the citizens of North Charleston to continue taping.”

    You don’t have to live in North Charleston to know why that’s a good idea.

    Disclosure: Nadia Kayyali serves as the Vice-President for the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter, has served on the NLG’s national board, and has been involved with the NLG legal observer program nationally for over four years. 

    Please visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where this article first appeared, for the latest news in digital privacy and civil liberties. 

    Media Attacks Assad as Terrorists Attack Civilians

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    SourceBrandon Turbeville
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    As the Syrian Easter celebration began to draw to a close, residents of Aleppo were met with rocket attacks that were apparently aimed at killing civilians. The attacks, which took place in government-held territory, were the result of Nusra/ISIS terrorists funded by the West to overthrow the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

    Syrian news reporters were on the ground shortly after the attacks so as to catch footage of victims being excavated from the rubble and others being treated for their wounds at the hospital.

    Sources inside Syria have described the missiles that hit the Aleppo building as being much more advanced than those previously used by the terrorists, describing the result of their impact causing the building to “split in half.” This has led many to believe that the terrorists operating in Aleppo have been provided with weaponry that is much more sophisticated and powerful than that which they have been provided in the past.

    Indeed, when one views the footage posted on Syrian media of the destroyed building, the description suggesting that the building was “split in half” is quite accurate. From the footage, what appears to be an apartment building has been cut in half from top to bottom with both sides still standing.

    Many residents interviewed by Syrian media claimed that the death squad terrorists were targeting them for supporting the government or, at the very least, not supporting the jihadists.

    The area in which the missile struck had been under terrorist bombardment leading up to the incident and resulted in the deaths of a number of people, estimated from 17 to upwards of 40 people.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While the intentional targeting of civilians on behalf of the Western-backed terrorists was virtually unreported in the Western media, another incident has received somewhat more press.

    On Sunday, a school was destroyed in Aleppo, allegedly killing 5 children and four adults, according to reports by Reuters. The Saad Al-Ansari school was located in Al-Mashad neighborhood, a terrorist-controlled area.

    Of course, the Western press has immediately jumped to the conclusion that the bombing was conducted by the Assad government. However, it should be pointed out that the sole source for the report suggesting even that the school was bombed is the discredited pro-death squad organization called the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR), which is essentially one man scouring the Internet and living in the UK. The SOHR Director and Founder, Rami Abdelrahman has launched propaganda attacks alongside NATO governments and against the Syrian government since the beginning of the crisis and is admittedly bankrolled by an unnamed European country. For that reason alone, it is enough to wonder whether or not the claims regarding the bombing of the school are entirely accurate.

    In addition, it must be pointed out that schools in Syria have been closed for some time as a result of the Easter holiday and that Sunday would have seen no children in attendance to begin with. So even if the Assad government had bombed the building, the intention of slaughtering children as the Western press has attempted to report it was clearly not present.

    Corporate media would have Americans believe that the SAA deliberately targeted children for whatever reason, despite the fact that such an act would be extremely counterproductive to their cause both in terms of domestic and international public relations.

    Although the SOHR circulated a video which, it claims, is proof of the attack (the video allegedly shows the aftermath of the bombing with a man holding the severed leg of a child and rescue workers carrying away a body covered in a sheet), it should be remembered that atrocities committed in Syria have long been blamed on Assad only to later be revealed that the war crimes had been committed by the death squad terrorists. From chemical weapons attacks to the infamous Houla massacre, there has been a concerted effort to portray Assad not only as the enemy but as a ruthless butcher of civilians. However, 5 years on, there has yet to be a shred of credible evidence to suggest that the SAA or the Assad government has intentionally targeted civilians.

    With all of this in mind, the propaganda regarding the alleged school bombing by the SAA is most likely yet another attempt to gin up support for NATO action against the Syrian government in much the same way it was used when the Western press attempted to exploit an unintentional (at worst) bombing of a school building in May, 2014.

    For this reason, we must remember the fabricated stories repeated ad nauseum regarding Assad’s alleged atrocities only to later find that it was the Western-backed death squads who were responsible.

    In the end, we must observe these events from a logical standpoint and always take whatever comes from NATO media outlets with a large grain of salt. More importantly, we must always remember that it is the United States, Israel, NATO, and the GCC who are ultimately responsible for the tragedy of the Syrian crisis. It is the leadership of these countries and the deep state pockets within their governmental, corporate, and banking structure that must be held responsible.

    Recently from Brandon Turbeville:
    Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

    Dear Farmers: U.S. is Now Importing Organic Corn to Satisfy Consumer Demand

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    Heather Callaghan
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    There are three things driving a surge in organic imports:
    1. U.S. farmers have been systematically pushed into growing mostly GMO crops; grown primarily for fuel, animal feed and cheap processed foods. Russia even used our food supply as an example for the EU to dump us and join them instead. 
    2. U.S. consumers are not only demanding fresh, organic produce as well as non-GMO convenience foods - but also want meat, dairy and eggs from animals that were fed non-GMO or organic feed.
    3. Other countries primarily grow non-GE crops, and plenty of organic. They've got the goods and they reap the benefits of trade.  
    This is ridiculous, as the U.S. could not only use a valuable export, but could honestly use a supportive, in-house product. Yet again, we find ourselves outsourcing for staples. Shouldn't our own farmers be benefiting from this rise in demand coming from their country? Yet again, farmers have been tricked and kicked by the very companies with which they sign agreements.

    U.S. consumers are coming into awareness about how their food affects their health and want superior products, which sadly, aren't always available here...yet.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Pennsylvania State University shows a spike in corn from Romania and soybeans from India. The chief executive officer of OTA is prompting farmers that the market is open for converts. She called it a "help-wanted" sign for farmers and said, “There are market distortions that are pretty striking.” [Also see: Study Quantifies Market Value of Nature's Farming Services]

    Bloomberg Business reports the bulk of the imports are to feed U.S. cattle and poultry:
    As a result, imports to the U.S. of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 the year before. Soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million.Sales of foods certified by the U.S. as free of synthetic chemicals or genetic engineering reached $35.9 billion in 2014, an 11 percent increase over 2013 and about 5.1 percent of U.S. grocery spending. The organic sector’s average annual growth of about 10 percent is triple that of overall food sales, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and trade association data.[...]The four years of records show rapidly growing trade relationships. In 2014, U.S. organic exports were $553 million, almost quadruple the 2011 total. Imports last year were $1.28 billion, led by $332.5 million of organic coffee.Supply farms were forced to seek foreign sources with the rapid demand spikes, as 90 percent of U.S. corn and soy are genetically engineered, a definite no-go for organically raised animals, animal by-products and produce. Some organic feed companies have recently seen sales quadruple and sought supplies from Canada. Read Bloomberg for more figures and some tug-of-war about future markets and whether or not it's worth it to grow organic in America.

    And interesting turn of events since yesterday's Bloomberg report: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced that the government would offer support to boost the U.S. production of organic.

    While expressing an interest to help small family farms and boost the rural economy, he told Reuters:
    There's been significant expansion and interest in organics. Both the number of producers expanding and the sales expanding are an indication that this is a fast-growing aspect of agriculture.A peculiar announcement considering Vilsack's past infatuation and staunch defense of biotech. I don't buy those intentions at all. Not with Agenda 21 tactics, a crumbling food system and economy, corporations that drain and frack the daylights out of drought-stricken aquifers, states that only vote yes to label GMOs in the far-off future, and the DARK Act looming in Congress. Those things tell me to be vigilant and not to get too excited.

    On a lighter and more productive note, we can keep up that consumer demand because, right now, it cannot be ignored. On the other hand, don't forget to reach out to farmers, but also demand ways for them to make a living using better methods - there isn't incentive to do so currently, in fact, quite the opposite. Let's not let them fall behind the market curve. Maybe we could bring this news to Farm Aid's attention so they can focus on helping their family farmers who wish to convert but without losing the farm.

    Unfortunately, there are stifling obstacles that stand in the way of simply switching to an organic farm. More so if the "DARK Act" passes through Congress. (Hint: it punishes non-GMO farmers with fines and makes them produce labels!) For one thing, it's not about simply switching seed, and farmers are in a sense, punished if they use natural methods. As one recent study pointed out, it would be economically better to use nature's free services and organic methods but only if it were allowed to be economically feasible!

    Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

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    Tampering with Smart Meters on the Smart Grid

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    Catherine J. Frompovich
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    There have been a lot of theories about what could happen when Smart Meters (SMs) are tampered with and customers receive “false-reading, tampered-with” utility bills—water, gas, or electric—when hackers access the porous microwave networks that transmit in-the-house information that electric SMs constantly collect, then radio-transmit via microwaves back to utilities home offices.

    That’s not some “pie-in-the-sky” theory; it’s of great concern to security experts!

    According to Sally Ward-Foxton of Crosstalk (Oct. 2012) 
    But this increasing ‘digitalisation’ also adds a lot more opportunities for tampering with the meters in some way, resulting in security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities obviously need to be considered before introduction of the smart meters to make sure everyone is paying their way when it comes to electricity. Have tamper-proof-security-measures been instituted by utility companies?

    Ward-Foxton discusses various scenarios regarding what can happen with computer programs, etc. to skew SM technology, plus safety and security issues for homeowners with SMs on their homes. However, that issue really needs to be taken seriously by everyone, especially utility companies who lobbied state legislatures to get SMs enacted in to law. Getting that legislation passed may be akin to “the dog that caught the bus”—don’t know how to handle the problem(s), or too big to handle. Fires, explosions, power surges are just part of the problems. Wait until hackers get into the system. We can only imagine the “fun” that will be, since we know what hackers can do via the Internet. However, SM microwave transmission is so ridiculously porous, that it just may be that everyone can try to see what he/she can accomplish, and any SM is fair game. Ward-Foxton states,
    The data is also at risk when it leaves the meter – it’s usually transmitted wirelessly and there is a possibility that it could be intercepted. Obviously, it should never be transmitted unencrypted.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The question consumers/customers ought to be asking of state regulators and legislators is this: Have you provided in law and via “Smart Meter Procurement and Installation Implementation Orders” generated by state Public Utility Commissions that every utility, which installs SMs, must use encrypted software to ensure transmitting accurate and tamper-proof SM meter reading information? If not, why not?

    Chris Neil, Senior VP for Industrial and Medical Solutions Group at Maxim Integrated, summarized the problem on the slide below.

    SourceBack in 2010 there were these concerns:
    Recent trials focused on gauging the effectiveness of smart appliances and devices integrated with smart meters and dynamic pricing schemes have shown promising results, achieving significant decreases in peak demand and by extension reduced cost of energy. [Was that start-up, advertising talk—dynamic pricing schemes with promising results—reminiscent of utilities that wanted to introduce and pushed for nuclear power? The spin back then was that nuclear power would make electricity so cheap there would be no need for metering it [3]. Have customers forgotten that? Have you looked at your recent electric bills?]
    However, most of this preliminary work has been based on simple decision-making algorithms to effectively control the on/off states of appliances as a function of pricing signals received. [Something that will drive customers to drink, I predict.] It also has been based on more granular schemes such as sub-metering at the device level, where customers are empowered to make more dynamic and well-informed decisions about their energy usage. The work is still in the early stages of development, largely due to a lack of cost-effective measurement devices for consumer appliances. [1] [Will Smart Meters be in the same category as some computer software programs that constantly need updating because they have so many backdoors in them that were not found when sold to customers? Will Microsoft or Google be involved with your Smart Meters and computers too? Suppose you don’t like the way either does business? What are consumers to do?]

    Furthermore, Ward-Foxton points out something SM meter customers are experiencing:
    In California, a group of Stanford students saw their electric bill increase enormously after a smart meter was installed–even for a period when nobody was home and the breakers were turned off. The electric company said there was nothing wrong. After installing their own measuring device, the students found that the meter was overcharging them 2.5 times. SM customers around the country are complaining about horrendous increases in their electric bills since SMs were retrofitted on to their homes. Here are some examples:
    Smart Meter Consumers Anger Grows Over Higher Utility Bills 

    FAQ: Billing Questions

    Smart Meter Complaints
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/complaints/ If you have an SM, be forewarned!

    However, in the PECO utility service area of metropolitan Philadelphia, PA and suburbs, customers will be getting higher bills effective January 1, 2016, as PECO has filed for a $190Million rate increase on March 27, 2015.
    If approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the increase would boost the total monthly bill for a residential customer using 700 kilowatt hours of electricity about $6.55 a month, or about 6 percent. The increase would go into effect Jan. 1. Bills for all customers would go up about 4.4 percent. A typical small-business customer would pay about $27.72 more per month, and a typical large customer would pay $847.57 a month, Peco said. [4] With the ‘automatic’ SM increases and the new rate increase filing to take effect January 1, 2016, I wonder if PECO could be accused of price-gouging.

    The other daunting concern that utility customers constantly are warned about is the power grid going down and what could happen. Will Smart Meters make the grid even more vulnerable than sun spots and the solar wind’s electromagnetic energy [2]? Any hacker—foreign or domestic—probably will be able to take down a utility, plus the grid itself, very easily once there’s a complete tie in to the U.S. Smart Grid, something those who don’t like America probably have on their drawing boards right now.

    Frankly, all those ‘smart’ technologies seem rather dumb and make us more vulnerable, unless there’s a more sinister plot afoot like surveillance and control.

    However, security breaches are addressed in the April 2015 report “Beware the Botnets” produced by BitSight Insights, which I downloaded.

    The introductory paragraph states that
    Major data breaches affecting some of world’s largest organizations have elevated cyber security to a top concern of executives and board directors. Beyond grabbing headlines, these data loss events can result in serious repercussions for businesses, including financial and reputational damage. They identify one import risk factor as botnets, i.e., “networks of computers that have been compromised or infected with malicious software and controlled as a group by an adversary without the owners’ knowledge. A botnet infection means that an attacker has obtained partial or com­plete administrative control of a system.”

    In that report “BitSight examined the ratings of 6,273 companies with 1,000 or more employees, of which 199 (3.3%) had experienced at least one recent publicly disclosed breach” for the period March 2014 to March 2015. Finance, retail, healthcare, utilities, and education were the industries surveyed. According to BitSight, utilities were the second worst performer in their study! One botnet, Carufax, is a Trojan that is designed to steal personal data and information.

    All this ‘smart’ technology does is create more problems to deal with; makes consumers spend more money either to own the ‘smart’ gadgets or comply with mandates/regulations like Smart Meter laws; and, ultimately, jeopardizes personal safety, and enables identity theft and other criminal activities via electronic devices.

    About BitSight Technologies
    BitSight Technologies [Cambridge, MA] is transforming how companies manage information security risk with objective, evidence-based security ratings. The company’s Security Rating Platform continuously analyzes vast amounts of external data on security behaviors in order to help organizations make timely risk management decisions. Do readers think that public utilities are safeguarding your personal information with Smart Meters?


    [1] http://electronicdesign.com/energy/you-can-t-have-smart-grid-without-smart-meters
    [2] http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/pcr/Solar/files/PowerPoint%20Presentation%20-%20Introduction%20to%20the%20Sun%20and%20Space%20Weather.pdf
    [3] http://media.cns-snc.ca/media/toocheap/toocheap.html
    [4] http://articles.philly.com/2015-03-29/business/60582352_1_typical-small-business-customer-peco-distribution-charge

    Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

    Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

    Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

    Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

    Political Pedophilia: An open source investigation

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    By James Corbett

    As more and more information surfaces on both sides of the Atlantic about the pedophilia rings operating in the highest echelons of political, business and entertainment circles, even the establishment press is being forced to cover the story. But is the very same establishment that covered up these horrors for decades going to break the dam on this sensitive and paradigm-changing information? Of course not. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we explore how the alternative media can help shape the open source investigation into the practice of political pedophilia and expose the real perpetrators.

    Visit CorbettReport.com

    Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something BIG

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    Michael Snyder
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    What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.

    So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

    First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…
    The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

    Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

    Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This seems very odd.

    In all of U.S. history, there has never been a natural disaster in New York City that would have been bad enough to totally shut down the operations of the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

    So why are they so concerned?

    Well, I can think of one event that could cause such a disruption…

    An east coast tsunami.

    This is something that I wrote about in this article.  But other than that, it is hard to imagine a natural disaster which could shut down the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

    Another very odd thing that we learned about this week is an absolutely massive purchase by the government of ammunition that is commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.  The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson
    The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase over 62 million rounds of ammo typically used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, just weeks after the ATF was forced to back down on a ban on M855 bullets. A posting on FedBizOpps.gov this week reveals that the DHS is looking to contract with a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition per year for a period of five years – totaling 62.5 million bullets. The solicitation explains that the purchase is intended, “to achieve price savings over the current .223 Rem duty ammunition.” The bullets will be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide for “training” purposes.Why in the world would U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide need such a massive amount of ammunition for “training” purposes?

    That seems very odd.

    Something else that seems very strange is the fact that NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne mountain after all these years…
    It shut down nearly ten years ago as the threat from Russia seemed to subside, but this week the Pentagon announced that Cheyenne Mountain will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the United States military. The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said. The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command. Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that ‘because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.’So the U.S. military is concerned about an EMP attack all of a sudden?

    Have they been reading The Economic Collapse Blog?

    Spending 700 million dollars to move back inside a mountain just because it is “EMP-hardened” is a pretty big deal.

    Do they know something that we don’t?

    On top of everything else, we have been seeing lots of strange “training exercises” being scheduled all over the nation recently.

    For example, the following is from a news story about one being held in Iowa
    This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction. Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything. “You know we’re number one seed producer with corn and soy, chicken embryo development, middle of the country heartland. So I’m sure all states access it. But we’re a target like any other large community,” said O’Keefe.And here is an excerpt form a news story about an exercise known as “Northern Exposure” that is being held in Michigan
    The National Guard event is called Northern Exposure, which is taking place across Michigan during the month of June, he said. According to the Michigan National Guard website, Northern Exposure is “a major exercise in Michigan where the military provides defense support to civilian authorities.”In addition, the U.S. military will be conducting some “unusual” training activity out in Arizona and California
    If you see some unusual helicopters overhead in the next couple of days, there’s nothing to worry about. The I Marine Expeditionary Force G-7 will be conducting a Realistic Military Training this week, using the Prescott Municipal Airfield as a helicopter refueling point in order to facilitate a Long Range Raid at Camp Navajo, Arizona. This Certification Exercise (CERTEX) is directed to be conducted from April 8-21, 2015 at various training locations throughout California and Arizona. The training at Prescott will take place on April 15, 16.All of this is in addition to the exercise that people have really been buzzing about.  It is called “Jade Helm”, and in this particular “unconventional warfare exercise”, the states of Texas and Utah will be designated as “hostile territory”
    “Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15. Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.” Troops will be tasked with honing advanced skills in “large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities,” and will work alongside “civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues.” The exercise, in which some participants will be “wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles,” lists Texas and Utah as “hostile” territory.Should we be alarmed by these exercises?

    Some people sure think so.

    Another thing that has people scratching their heads are the weird closures of Wal-Mart stores all over the nation for supposed “plumbing problems”…
    Not just one, but five Walmart stores across the U.S. are closing their doors due to plumbing problems that, in some cases, will take four to six months to repair. Those closing include locations in Livingston and Midland, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and near Los Angeles. For the Brandon Walmart, I talked to Hillsborough County and Walmart to get answers about why these plumbing repairs will take so long and whether the issues are connected, but local customers are already skeptical. “Why is it just plumbing problems? It’s gonna take them six months to fix up the store?” asked customer John Mambrl.Yes, is it really going to take them six months to fix the toilets?

    Either someone at Wal-Mart is extremely incompetent, or there is something fishy going on here.

    In the end, perhaps there is nothing to any of this.

    Perhaps all of these examples are just unrelated coincidences.

    But then again, perhaps not.

    What do you think?  Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…

    This article first appeared here at The American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

    One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 5

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    Brandon Smith
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    Since I began writing analysis for the liberty movement more than eight years ago, I have always said that we will know when the endgame of the globalists is upon us when the criminals come out into the light of day and admit to their crimes. At that moment, it will be because they no longer fear either the repercussions or their plans being obstructed.

    As I plan to show in this installment of my series on the hidden fiscal collapse of America, the endgame has indeed arrived. At the very least, the international elites seem to think success is within their grasp, for they now openly expose their own criminality. But they do so in a way that attempts to divert blame or to rationalize their actions as being for the “greater good.”

    In Part 4 of this series, I discussed the reality of the false East/West paradigm and the fact that the “conflict” between Eastern and Western interests is nothing more than Kabuki theater constructed by globalists and designed to mesmerize the masses. You see, the problem with most people is that they tend to let their innate sense of tribalism drive them to take sides in war without understanding the fundamental root of that war. In most cases, they believe one side must be “good” and one side must be “bad.” Globalists understand this weakness of human collectivism, and they exploit it as often as possible. They create conflicts from out of the void, conflicts in which BOTH sides are controlled. Then, they let the masses fumble like idiots trying to set the noose around the other guy’s neck.

    The East/West paradigm is just another in a long line of false confrontations engineered by the elites, but it is one that is most dangerous to the liberty movement itself. In our rage over the destruction of freedom and prosperity within our own country, some of us have come to assume that the source of all that is unholy bubbles at the heart of U.S. corporate and government activity and that the East is in the midst of some kind of rebellion. This is simply nonsense.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently, a reader sent me a link that reminded me of comments made by Rep. Louis T. McFadden, chairman of the House Banking Committee, on May 4, 1933. In the wake of his battle against the Federal Reserve, he said:
     … the treacherous signing away of American rights at the 7-power conference at London in July 1931 … put the Federal Reserve System under the control of the Bank of International Settlements.Even in 1933, there were some people who could see that the Federal Reserve was just an errand boy, an economic hit man for a more powerful entity. Sadly, McFadden died in 1936 from coronary thrombosis before he could make any headway in his crusade. The truth he stamped into the public record, though, lives on; and it is a truth that many people just don’t want to hear. It is easier to quantify the threat of the Federal Reserve. It is easier to believe that the Fed either controls the entire game or (for the more sheep-minded citizenry) that the Fed is a harmless “quasi-governmental body.” Many of us in the movement want to believe it is the gateway to the seventh circle of hell because if the Fed dies, then we win. And the Fed appears to be killable, most notably in light of certain actions on the part of the East. Unfortunately, the problem is far more complex.

    As McFadden exposed, the Fed is merely a tentacle, one of many slithering at the behest of a larger vampire squid. The Bank for International Settlements appears to be the eye of the leviathan. I have been happy to see that the BIS is gaining more and more attention from the alternative media as a primary threat to the stability of the world. Zero Hedge published a very interesting article on the BIS banking cabal recently, excerpted from a book by Adam LeBor and titled “Meet The Secretive Group That Runs The World.” 

    Of course, this is not the first exposé on the BIS. Even Harper’s published a surprisingly honest (though only half the story) piece on the bank, titled “Ruling The World Of Money,” back in 1983. In it, the magazine claims that “…the unabashed purpose of its (BIS) elite monthly meetings is to coordinate and, if possible, to control all monetary activities in the industrialized world.”

    Any central bank that ends up on the membership roster of the BIS should be for all intents and purposes considered a pawn of the BIS. This includes the central banks of Eastern nations supposedly in opposition to Western power. The very beginning history of the BIS is stained with blood, since it financially played both sides of World War II and aided the funding of the Nazi apparatus. Keep in mind that Germany, Japan and the Allies were all members of the BIS from 1931 on and remained members through the war. Bankers have been pitting countries against each other for a very long time, and they have no loyalties to any particular nation.

    The BIS had to fade into the background for a time after its partnership with fascists was made public after the war. So the elites formed yet another monstrosity, the International Monetary Fund, to take its place in the public eye. However, the BIS continues to this day to pull the strings of the world’s central banks and, by extension, the world’s governments.

    The strategy of engineered conflict has not changed. I have written numerous articles on the undeniable collusion between Russia and the IMF, including the avid Russian support for the IMF’s new global reserve currency, the Special Drawing Rights. You can read those articles here, here and here.

    Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin have continued their love affair with the IMF since 2009, when they called for the SDR to become the world reserve currency.

    Last year, Putin reasserted the goal of the BRICS to become more involved (enveloped) in the IMF system:
    In the BRICS case we see a whole set of coinciding strategic interests. First of all, this is the common intention to reform the international monetary and financial system. In the present form it is unjust to the BRICS countries and to new economies in general. We should take a more active part in the IMF and the World Bank’s decision-making system. The international monetary system itself depends a lot on the US dollar, or, to be precise, on the monetary and financial policy of the US authorities. The BRICS countries want to change this.I also have been covering the Chinese shift away from the dollar and into the arms of the IMF’s currency basket for years.

    The great lie today is that China and Russia are anti-New World Order. Yet as I discussed in my last article, China (and Russia) have consistently called for a global conversion into the SDR basket system, and they want this system to be run by the IMF. The IMF, in turn, has consistently called for the end of the dollar as the world reserve currency and has openly embraced institutions like the new Asian regional bank, the AIIB, which is dominated by China, despite the fact that many people wrongly believe that the AIIB is somehow “competition” to the IMF or World Bank.

    This excerpt comes from the International Business Times:
    World Bank managing director Mulyani Indrawati told Xinhua in an interview.

    “We will definitely open for cooperation with AIIB [sic]. Even now, we are working very closely in the beginning and looking at the setting, principle and framework of this institution.”

    She also dismissed worries that the AIIB will compete against the World Bank or existing regional development banks and noted the global need for infrastructure is huge to accommodate multiple organisations.

    Speaking at the opening of the China Development Forum in Beijing, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said the IMF would be “delighted” to co-operate with AIIB, and the institutions have “massive” room for cooperation.More on the history of China and its partnership with the New World Order can be found in James Corbett’s excellent video analysis here.

    At the level of international banking and monetary policy, there is absolutely NO indication of any legitimate conflict between the East and the West. Again, such battles are only theater for the masses. But what purpose does this theater serve?

    The fake economic war between East and West provides cover and rationale for the true goal of the internationalists: the destruction of the dollar as the world reserve currency and the ascendency of the SDR global monetary system. The endgame of the bankers is, of course, global government. It has been the longtime dream of the Fabian socialists permeating the central banking universe. A global currency system and centralized economic management are first-step psychological weapons against the public. If the world operates on a singular currency mechanism and a singular economic authority, why not have a singular governmental system as well?

    The mistake many liberty movement analysts make is the assumption that the internationalists are somehow dedicated to U.S. interests. The idea that globalists have any loyalties to any sovereign government is a ridiculous notion. Fabians hate sovereign separations between nations (as much as they hate individual liberties), and they seek to ultimately destroy all boundaries for the sake of a singular global fiscal-political edifice.

    But the elites cannot simply kill the dollar and replace it outright. They need a magic trick, a smoke-and-mirrors hologram, a sexy assistant in a sequined bathing suit and fireworks galore while they pull their global basket reserve out of a top hat. The false East/West paradigm is the perfect distraction. What better way to destroy the dollar and conjure a new world reserve than to pit one block of nations you dominate against the other block of nations you dominate and blame the resulting economic catastrophe on the "barbarism of sovereign nationalism,” which you also plan to erase in due course?

    The elites are preparing for this event, and they are not content only to trigger it then sit back and watch it happen. They also hope to construct a new image for themselves as the prophets who tried to warn the world — the financial “sages” who would be our rescuers.

    The criminals are coming into the light, and they are wearing the masks of saviors.

    Alan Greenspan is now suddenly a staunch promoter of economic caution, warning that “something big … a significant market event …” is about to happen, and that gold is now a good investment as opposed to the dollar.

    Janet Yellen has openly conceded that cash is not a convenient store of value.

    Jamie Dimon is getting in on the prognosticator action, asserting that another financial crisis is coming.

    The IMF now consistently warns of “shadow banking risks” bringing disaster to the economic environment.

    The World Bank has been polite enough to warn the public that “now is the time to prepare for the next crisis.”

    The BIS now produces statements on a regular basis predicting a possible “violent reversal of global markets,” just as it conveniently alerted the public to the possibility of credit collapse in 2007 right before the derivatives crisis.

    Literally every elitist and his drunken uncle now publicly discuss the danger of another market crash. That’s a rather stark reversal from a few years ago when recovery was a mainstream absolute, Bernanke was being called a hero, and fiat stimulus was the fountain of youth. How would they know that such an event is coming? They built the conditions by which a collapse is inevitable, and now they want to purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka and absolve their institutions of all future ugliness.

    I would like to point out, though, that banker warnings of volatility and crisis are generally given far too late for average people to act accordingly. I would also like to point out that the rising chorus of mainstream voices giving predictions of destabilization are also marginalizing and isolating the U.S. and the Federal Reserve as the root cause. The U.S. is nothing more than a storefront for elitist activities. And the Federal Reserve is a tentacle that can be sacrificed if it means achieving total centralization. All signs and evidence point to what the IMF calls the “great global economic reset.” The plans for this reset do not include U.S. prosperity or a thriving dollar.

    You can read more from Brandon Smith at his site Alt-Market.com, where this article first appeared.

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    Shakedown of Unvaccinated Students Begins in Spokane, Washington

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    Anthony Freda ArtEric Blair
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    Spokane public schools in Washington state began to audit the vaccine records of students this week to identify those who are not in compliance with the recommended required vaccine schedule.

    Once identified, the students will be detained along with their parents to be re-educated about vaccines, as well as to receive free jabs to get in compliance with vaccine schedules.

    I wish this was satire.

    Presumably, parents will also be provided with the proper waivers to opt out of this medical fascism, but most of those will have to jump through more hoops like getting a 'health care professional' to sign the waiver.

    According to the Spokesman-Review:
    Kids showing up at Spokane public schools on Monday without proof that they’ve had required immunizations or a signed waiver will be pulled out of classrooms.

    This is the first time Washington’s law to exclude children from school is being enforced in the region’s largest school district. So far, no other school district has announced plans to take similar steps.


    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If parents don’t want their child to have shots for personal, philosophical, medical or religious reasons, they have to file a waiver with the district. All but the religious exemption require the signature of a health care professional, attesting that they’ve described the benefits and risks of immunizations to the parents.

    Students who don’t provide proof of immunization or a waiver will be removed from class and their parents called to the school. The district will inform the parents what steps need to be taken and about free immunization clinics being offered this week. (emphasis added)
    Nothing in this world is free. Nothing. Except vaccines of course. Oh, they must care about us so much to give us free pharmaceuticals and punish us if we don't get them.

    The government cannot force people to take medication before using public schools that their taxes paid for. That's insanely tyrannical. Why is this so difficult for people to see?

    Australia is attempting to claim this same ownership of their subjects by denying them public services if they don't comply with vaccine schedules. Forced medication is for the common good, the public's health, they tell us.

    You have no right to your own body or personal health decisions, not if you want to live in a society with the fully vaccinated who are allegedly immune anyway, they tell us.

    I wonder what medical procedure will be required next for us to gain permission to participate in society?

    I wonder when natural (unmedicated) humans will be banned from society altogether for the common good of the immune-compromised modified humans?

    Eric Blair writes and curates news for Activist Post. This article is free to repost in full with attribution.

    Huge Trouble Is Percolating Just Under The Surface Of The Global Economy

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    Did you know that the number of publicly traded companies declaring bankruptcy has reached a five-year high?  And did you know that Chinese exports are absolutely collapsing and that Chinese economic growth in 2014 was the weakest in over 20 years?

    Even though things may seem to be okay on the surface for the global economy at the moment, that does not mean that big trouble is not percolating just under the surface.

    On Wednesday, investors cheered as stocks soared to new highs, but almost all of the economic news coming in from around the planet has been bad.

    The credit rating on Greek debt has been slashed again, global economic trade is really slowing down, and many of the exact same financial patterns that we saw just before the crash of 2008 are repeating once again.  All of this reminds me of the months leading up to the implosion of Lehman Brothers.  Most people were feeling really good about things, but huge trouble was brewing just underneath the surface.  Finally, one day we learned that Lehman Brothers had “suddenly” collapsed, and then all hell broke loose.

    If the economy is actually “getting better” like we are being told by the establishment media, then why are so many big companies declaring bankruptcy?  According to CNBC, the number of publicly traded companies declaring bankruptcy has hit a five-year high…
    The number of bankruptcies among publicly traded U.S. companies has climbed to the highest first-quarter level for five years, according to a Reuters analysis of data from research firm bankruptcompanynews.com. Plunging prices of crude oil and other commodities is one of the major reasons for the increased filings, and bankruptcy experts said a more aggressive stance by lenders may also be hurting some companies.

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is interesting to note that the price of oil is being named as one of the primary reasons why this is happening.

    In an article entitled "Anyone That Believes That Collapsing Oil Prices Are Good For The Economy Is Crazy," I warned about this.  If the price of oil does not bounce back in a huge way, we are going to see a lot more companies go bankrupt, a lot more people are going to lose their jobs, and a lot more corporate debt is going to go bad.

    And of course this oil crash has not just hurt the United States.  All over the world, economic activity is being curtailed because of what has happened to the price of oil…
    In the heady days of the commodity boom, oil-rich nations accumulated billions of dollars in reserves they invested in U.S. debt and other securities. They also occasionally bought trophy assets, such as Manhattan skyscrapers, luxury homes in London or Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. Now that oil prices have dropped by half to $50 a barrel, Saudi Arabia and other commodity-rich nations are fast drawing down those “petrodollar” reserves. Some nations, such as Angola, are burning through their savings at a record pace, removing a source of liquidity from global markets. If oil and other commodity prices remain depressed, the trend will cut demand for everything from European government debt to U.S. real estate as producing nations seek to fill holes in their domestic budgets.But it isn’t just oil.  We appear to be moving into a time when things are slowing down all over the place.

    In a recent article, Zero Hedge summarized some of the bad economic news that has come in just this week…
    Mortgage Apps tumble, Empire Fed slumps, and now Industrial Production plunges… Against expectations of a 0.3% drop MoM, US Factory Output was twice as bad at -0.6% – the worst since August 2012 (and lamost worst since June 2009). This is the 4th miss in a row.If we are indeed heading into another economic downturn, that is really bad news, because at the moment we are in far worse shape than we were just prior to the last recession.

    To help illustrate this, I want to share with you a couple of charts.

    This first chart comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and it shows that after you adjust for inflation, median income for the middle class is the lowest that it has been in decades

    This next chart shows that median net worth for the middle class is also the lowest that it has been in decades after you adjust for inflation…

    The middle class is being systematically destroyed.  For much more on this, please see this recent article that I published.  And now we are on the verge of another major economic slowdown.  That is not what the middle class needs at all.

    We are also getting some very disturbing economic news out of China.

    In 2014, economic growth in China was the weakest in more than 20 years, and Chinese export numbers are absolutely collapsing
    China’s monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan terms, compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%. Imports meanwhile fell 12.3% in yuan terms compared to forecasts for a fall of more than 11%.This is a clear sign that global economic activity is slowing down in a big way.

    In addition, Chinese home prices are now falling at a faster pace then U.S. home prices fell during the subprime mortgage meltdown
    It appeared as though things went from bad to worse nearly overnight; China’s National Bureau of Statistics said that contrary to hopes that there would be a modest rebound, the average new home price in China fell at the fastest pace on record in February, from the previous year. Reuters reported that average new home prices in China’s 70 major cities fell 5.7 percent, year to year, in February – marking the sixth consecutive drop after January’s decline of 5.1 percent.Things continue to get worse in Europe as well.

    This week we learned that the credit rating for Greek government debt has been slashed once again
    Standard & Poor’s has just cut Greece’s credit rating to “CCC+” from “B-” with a negative outlook. S&P said it expected Greece’s debt to be “unsustainable.” It cited the potential for dissolving liquidity in the government, banks and economy.And according to the Financial Times, we could actually be on the verge of witnessing a Greek debt default…
    Greece is preparing to take the dramatic step of declaring a debt default unless it can reach a deal with its international creditors by the end of April, according to people briefed on the radical leftist government’s thinking. The government, which is rapidly running out of funds to pay public sector salaries and state pensions, has decided to withhold €2.5bn of payments due to the International Monetary Fund in May and June if no agreement is struck, they said.So I hope that those that are euphoric about the performance of their stock portfolios are taking their profits while they still can.

    Huge trouble is percolating just under the surface of the global economy, and it won’t be too long before the financial markets start feeling the pain.

    This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.
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