Sunday June 7, 2015
If you look at the track record of the interventionists you might think they would pause before taking on more projects. Each of their past projects has ended in disaster yet still they press on. Last week the website Zero Hedge posted a report about hacked emails between billionaire George Soros and Ukrainian President Poroshenko.
Soros is very close to the Ukrainian president, who was put in power after a US-backed coup deposed the elected leader of Ukraine last year. In the email correspondence, Soros tells the Ukrainian leadership that the US should provide Ukraine “with same level of sophistication in defense weapons to match the level of opposing force." In other words, despite the February ceasefire, Soros is pushing behind the scenes to make sure Ukraine receives top-of-the-line lethal weapons from the United States. Of course it will be up to us to pay the bill because Ukraine is broke.
But Soros seems to have the money part covered as well. In an email to Ukrainian leaders, he wrote that Ukraine’s "first priority must be to regain control of financial markets." Soros told Poroshenko that the IMF would need to come through with a $15 billion package, which was confident would lead the Fed to also come through with more money. He wrote: “the Federal Reserve could be asked to extend a $15 billion three months swap arrangement with the National Bank of Ukraine. That would reassure the markets and avoid a panic.”
How would the Fed be convinced to do that? Soros assured Poroshenko: “I am ready to call Jack Lew of the US Treasury to sound him out about the swap agreement.”
So George Soros will use his influence in the US government to put the American people on the hook for a bankrupt Ukraine -- forcing us to pay for weapons, more military training, and Ukraine’s crippling debt.
Who is thrilled with Soros’ drawing the US government into more intervention in the region? The military-industrial complex for one is happy at the prospect of big weapons “sales” to Ukraine. The bankers are thrilled. Washington power-brokers are thrilled. There is something in this for everyone who is politically well-connected. The only losers are the people who will be forced to pay for it, the American taxpayers.
No one seems to ask why we are involved in Ukraine at all. Is it really any of our business if the east wants to break away from the west? Is it a vital US interest which flag the people wish to hang in Donetsk?
One thing we should be sure of is that Ukraine’s debt will not be paid. As in other bailouts, much of it will be transferred to the US taxpayer through the IMF and the Federal Reserve. All of this is only possible because of the perception that the dollar is still the world’s reserve currency. But this too is coming to an end. US military and financial interventionism worldwide are only speeding up the process.
Copyright © 2015 by RonPaul Institute
Hawaii Political Info introduction: The USS Liberty, a spy ship, was attacked on June 8, 1967 during the Six-Day War, when Israel attacked her Arab neighbors and grabbed significant coveted land, greatly enlarging her territory. Americans were told through their media at the time that it was the Arabs who had attacked Israel and she had to defend herself, just happening to gain territory during her vigorous "defense" that most Americans knew nothing or next to nothing about, such as size and location.
The USS Liberty: A Failed Israeli False Flag Attack Against the United States
Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship
February 12, 2015
An Attempt to Drag America Into Israel’s War
On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it.
After checking the Liberty out for 8 hours – and making 9 overflights with Israeli jets, within 200 feet … close enough for the pilots and the sunbathing Liberty sailors on deck to waive at each other.
Yet the Israelis attacked it with Mirage fighter jets, torpedoes and napalm. The USS Liberty suffered 70% casualties, with 34 killed and 174 wounded.
Jews, Israel & Zionism (Collection of articles) [Hawaii Political Info]
By Alan Hart
June 5, 2015
Still today, 48 years on, there are relatively few people who know the whole truth about how Israel set the stage for war in June 1967 to grab more Arab land. The single most decisive event that made war inevitable happened on Thursday 1 June, four days before Israel launched its attacks. What was it?
On that day in Israel there was a coup organized and executed by the IDF’s top generals and other security chiefs without a shot being fired. They required Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to form a unity government and bring into it as minister of defence Israel’s one-eyed war lord, General Moshe Dayan. Up this point Eshkol had been both prime minister and minister of defence; and for two years Dayan had been in the political wilderness, devoting his time to archaeology. Effectively Eshkol was stripped of his command of Israel’s war machine.
The problem with Eshkol for Israel’s military and other security establishments was that he didn’t want Israel to go to war because he knew the assertions of its hawks that the Arabs were about to attack were propaganda nonsense (more on this in a moment). He also understood and accepted the advice given to his foreign minister Abba Eban by French President Charles de Gaulle. In a conversation with Eban in Paris de Gaulle said Israel should not go to war because, if it did, it would create Palestinian nationalism which would never go away. (In my opinion that was the best advice anybody ever gave Israel).
By John Bond
HART Stockpiling Rail Project Dirt Containing Hawaiian Archaeological Remains
As a follow-up to Tuesday's Hoopili Station meeting during which the community were asking many important questions and refused to be fed the usual CANNED rail check box presentation, I would like to
provide this following information.
There were NO cultural monitors during the first two miles of the major rail rush job and the Dan Grabauskas letter proves that. To provide INSURANCE - all the two miles of West Oahu work was done AT NIGHT and workers told "you will see NOTHING there..."
The Tuesday the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) Hoopili station presentation had up a slide during the entire one-hour community protest that said "Cultural Paving and Landscape." I doubt anyone from HART even noticed the great insult this message had—the community being told that all is being "mitigated" by "cultural concrete"—cartoons of the native plants, owls and ancient kalo fields that are all being destroyed for the rail
project and land development scheme.
Does HART really think our community is that stupid? We all know how crooked, deceptive and fraudulent this project has been- the fraudulent and faked Section 4f Farmland Policy Act- brought up by Kioni Dudley. FTA and HART has refused to acknowledge what a total fraud that is. And much more that has been lies and cover ups. The City Council votes are now all being investigated for graft and bribery.
Take a look at the debris trucked and dumped at this Kiewit site on Aloun farms property where the dust has been blowing onto the farmland and into Ewa Villages- and further downwind. There have been numerous complaints from people having respiratory problems.
Obviously Kiewit has been told it is fine to contaminate the area because it will all be bulldozed anyway. They also don't care if it is getting into the lungs of nearby farm workers.
Take a look at all of the large 30-40 foot high debris piles from HART bore holes that drilled and tore up subsurface archeological sites.
There are native tools and habitation materials as well as likely many iwi kupuna burials ground up in these piles treated like waste dirt.
Mike Lee and Kanehili Hui have seen many archaeological sites in the Honouliuli area and these piles clearly represent native archeological habitation sites, tool materials and very likely iwi burial sites that have been destroyed during the nighttime WOFH construction.
This is a result of Kiewit crews told to tear up everything and haul it away because there is "nothing there" and if you DO see something you better keep quiet. Or maybe get a bonus check for "seeing nothing."
Much of this rail work has been done at night anyway to insure that "nothing" could be seen or "inadvertently discovered" as they ground through this 1000-year-old ancient Hawaiian habitation and burial area.
This was the largest native Hawaiian Oahu community on Oahu and the reason most people don't know much about Honouliuli is because nearly 95 percent were all killed off in the early 1800's by introduced contagious diseases. This is why this mass death site has been given a FAKE NAME, "Hoopili"—to cover up its real cultural history.
The community all noticed how enormously SECRETIVE all the work was on this WOFH segment. Why work in a rural farmland area only at night? What were they hiding? Now we know.
HART pretends that there is "nothing there" in west Oahu to find, but many very credible AIS (archaeological inventory survey) documents and reports, including those done by HART contractors, show that the Hoopili area supported the largest pre-contact native Hawaiian population on Oahu.
Further, a public statement by a former HART contractor that there are "hundreds if not thousands" of burial sites in the area. Many archeological documents support this and the large native Hawaiian
community that was there farming the land.
That's because it was Hawaiian farmland known as Kalo'i, Honouliuli. Kalo'i means "kalo [taro] patch" and it was a major food crop growing area using channelized water from Kalo'i Gulch- the central waterway through that same area. A great deal of Kalo'i flows subsurface. Kanehili Hui has documented a lot of this and sent it to HART and FTA for years. Everything HART does is totally rigged, fraudulent and dismissive of the documented truth.
HART says they have NEVER encountered subsurface water in the area, but we have clearly seen the evidence where they have, especially by Kalo'i Gulch and Honouliuli Gulch where large numbers of Hawaiian farmers lived. A retired USGS scientist finds it laughable that HART could make such a "no groundwater" claim because it is "everywhere below the surface in that area."
HART and FTA treat the Rail Programmatic Agreement with total contempt and everyone up and down the line who has experienced these lying and cheating goons knows what a totally rigged and demeaning Programmatic Agreement process really is. Much like dealing with North Korea.
Rail has totally corrupted the City and State government and turned them all into crooks and liars. The public is now very suspicious and rail has greatly corroded the trust and goodwill the public once had for their government officials. This is why there was so much disgust and angry community questions at the Tuesday Hoopili Station meeting.
Kanehili Cultural Hui
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Realizing that the Honolulu rail is being built on their backs and at the price of sabotaging their futures, the quality of life for future generations and destroying the aina, west Oahu residents spoke up last evening at a public meeting held by HART about the Ho'opili station. This particular Honolulu rail station is located in the middle of Aloun Farms on land that the late UH professor Goro Uehara, a soil specialist, said was the best farmland in the nation. Between the Honolulu rail and the D R Horton development project, that farmland will be destroyed. That didn't bother the nine Honolulu City Council members, who unanimously voted last month to rezone, clearing the final legislative hurdle for the destruction of that prime ag (agriculture) land.
The meeting, which began at 6:30 pm, lasted an hour.
Here are the first six minutes of video available to Hawaii Political Info:
Doug Matsuoka came in and started filming as the audience, with Uncle Glenn Omilda paving the way, booted the planned program out the window in order to cut to the chase on rail and the D R Horton development.
Chronology of the meeting based on notes by John Bond, who spoke during the meeting:
At 6:30 the Hoopili Station meeting began, with Brennon Morioka as the HART host. Brennon is the deputy executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART). He was previously the director of the state of Hawaii Department of Transportation. Uncle Glenn Omilda began objecting to the canned meeting process and then more residents began speaking up. Brennon Morioka valiantly tried to continue with the planned presentation, but graciously gave up and turned the meeting over to the audience. The audience "railed" against the rail, corrupt politicians and greedy land developers.
Doug Matsuoka came in and started video recording and uploading to Livetream just as the audience, with Glenn leading the way, took over the meeting.
John Bond begins speaking at 9:52, saying rail is a fraud and rip-off because it is becoming a big land development and TOD (Transit-Oriented Development) scheme. He says that the City Council was paid off, as was the County Ethics Commission and a lot of the rail votes would be illegal. Brennon says in response to Bond that Rail would be HECO's (Hawaiian Electric Company) second largest customer.
15:00 Brennon tries to answer if the rail votes could be illegal. He says the City Corp Council will decide this, not the County Ethics Commission.
16:29 Glenn asks John Bond to talk about all the burial sites near the Hoopili station.
17:50 John says that Dan Grabauskus (executive director and CEO of HART) would not allow any cultural
monitoring for iwi (bones from Hawaiian burials). This comes up again later and John promises
Brennon that he will send him proof in a letter from Dan Grabauskus to Mike Lee, who is a Hawaiian cultural practitioner.
23:53 Owls and Tom Berg (former City Councilmember who is against the Honolulu Rail) are mentioned.
31:56 Glenn challenges Willy Espero (state senator [D] who represents Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, Ewa by Gentry, Iroquois Point & a portion of Ewa Villages), who then says if anyone can show him evidence of illegal activity he will follow up.
33:18 Kioni Dudley brings up the Farmland Impact Rating to Willy Espero and tells him Parsons Brinkerhoff lied.
34:56 Doug Matsuoka gets acknowledged as the "REAL
Media." John writes in his notes that these are all Facebook
informed and organized people who don't trust the FAKE
media anymore who spins the stories to be pro rail, pro developer.
38:09 Willy Espero asks John to present EVIDENCE of iwi in the
West Oahu segment. Michelle asked Willy if he will actually
follow through and Willy then starts wavering (writes John).
40:19 John asks Willy if he wore his Dr. (D R) Horton shirt to work
at the legislature...and didn't he accept money from Dr.
41:21 Brennon Morioka says HART does cultural (iwi)
monitoring. John tells him Dan Grabauskus would not allow
cultural monitoring for the West Oahu segment and that
we (Mike Lee) has the letter from Grabauskus not allowing it.
Brennon then says in areas of "high probability" they
will have cultural monitors. I point out that the statement
that there was "nothing there" was a lie and that it's in
the HART EIS (environmental impact statement) documents. Kiewit just digs away and
doesn't WANT to find iwi, John says, because then they would have to stop work—and they aren't going to do that.
43:10 Glenn points out that Mike Lee (the Hawaiian cultural practitioner) has never been consulted by Hoopili.
44:16 John says that Kym Pine and other politicians won't even tell you about these meetings that affect the community and the multi-billion dollar rail project. All they do is hand out certificates and pose for pictures, he states.
45:35 Brennon is asked about meeting minutes and promises they will be posted on the HART website.
(John writes in his notes that it will be interesting to see how ACCURATE they will be.)
46:40 Doug begins wrapping up his Livestream video. https://twitter.com/hdoug
Some photos taken before the meeting began:
Whistleblower Tells Hawaii to 'Cut the Cord' on Rail [Hawaii Political Info] Feb 13, 2015
Issue: Rail Collection of articles [Hawaii Political Info]
By Joel Edwards
June 3, 2015
The MMR vaccine contains three different live attenuated viruses- rubivirus (measles), parotitis (mumps), and rubeola (rubella or German measles).
There are many steps to manufacturing the MMR vaccine and a multitude of ingredients used in the manufacturing of the final product.
The MMR vaccine contains the following ingredients along with remnants of prior processing. Note the vaccine contains MSG, animal products, and the antibiotic neomycin. The MMR vaccine also contains human protein that has been genetically modified.
Aiea/Pearl City town hall meeting on April 16 at Pearl Ridge Elementary School
The meeting was devoted to the Red Hill underground military fuel tank massive leaks, which it was feared could permanently pollute 25 percent of the island's water supply. The fuel tanks are located directly above an aquifer.
Sunday May 31, 2015
This month Congress will consider whether to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im Bank is a New Deal-era federal program that uses taxpayer funds to subsidize the exports of American businesses. Foreign businesses, including state-owned corporations, also benefit from Ex-Im Bank. One country that has benefited from $1.5 billion of Ex-Im Bank loans is Russia. Venezuela, Pakistan, and China have also benefited from Ex-Im Bank loans.
With Ex-Im Bank’s track record of supporting countries that supposedly represent a threat to the US, one might expect neoconservatives, hawkish liberals, and other supporters of foreign intervention to be leading the effort to kill Ex-Im Bank. Yet, in an act of hypocrisy remarkable even by DC standards, many hawkish politicians, journalists, and foreign policy experts oppose ending Ex-Im Bank.
This seeming contradiction may be explained by the fact that Ex-Im Bank’s primary beneficiaries include some of America’s biggest and most politically powerful corporations. Many of Ex-Im Bank’s beneficiaries are also part of the industrial half of the military-industrial complex. These corporations are also major funders of think tanks and publications promoting an interventionist foreign policy.
Ex-Im Bank apologists claim that the bank primarily benefits small business. A look at the facts tells a different story. For example, in fiscal year 2014, 70 percent of the loans guaranteed by Ex-Im Bank’s largest program went to Caterpillar, which is hardly a small business.
Boeing, which is also no one’s idea of a small business, is the leading recipient of Ex-Im Bank aid. In fiscal year 2014 alone, Ex-Im Bank devoted 40 percent of its budget — $8.1 billion — to projects aiding Boeing. No wonder Ex-Im Bank is often called “Boeing’s bank.”
Taking money from working Americans, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to subsidize the exports of large corporations is the most indefensible form of redistribution. Yet many who criticize welfare for the poor on moral and constitutional grounds do not raise any objections to welfare for the rich.
Ex-Im Bank’s supporters claim that ending Ex-Im Bank would deprive Americans of all the jobs and economic growth created by the recipients of Ex-Im Bank aid. This claim is a version of the economic fallacy of that which is not seen. The products exported and the people employed by businesses benefiting from Ex-Im Bank are visible to all. But what is not seen are the products that would have been manufactured, the businesses that would have been started, and the jobs that would have been created had the funds given to Ex-Im Bank been left in the hands of consumers.
Another flawed justification for Ex-Im Bank is that it funds projects that could not attract private sector funding. This is true, but it is actually an argument for shutting down Ex-Im Bank. By funding projects that cannot obtain funding from private investors, Ex-Im Bank causes an inefficient allocation of scarce resources. These inefficiencies distort the market and reduce the average American's standard of living.
Some Ex-Im Bank supporters claim that Ex-Im Bank promotes free trade. Like all other defenses of Ex-Im Bank, this claim is rooted in economic fallacy. True free trade involves the peaceful, voluntary exchange of goods across borders — not forcing taxpayers to subsidize the exports of politically powerful companies.
Ex-Im Bank distorts the market and reduces the average American's standard of living in order to increase the power of government and enrich politically powerful corporations. Congress should resist pressure from the crony capitalist lobby and allow Ex-Im Bank's charter to expire at the end of the month. Shutting down Ex-Im Bank would improve our economy and benefit most Americans. It is time to kick Boeing and all other corporate welfare queens off the dole.
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Sunday May 24, 2015
This week I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely to be wrong. Sadly, Yellen did not follow up her admission by handing in her resignation and joining efforts to end the Fed. An honest examination of the Federal Reserve’s record over the past seven years clearly shows that the American people would be better off without it.
Following the bursting of the Federal Reserve-created housing bubble, the Fed embarked on an unprecedented program of bailouts and money creation via quantitative easing (QE) 1, 2, 3, etc. Not only has QE failed to revive the economy, it has further damaged the average American’s standard of living while benefiting the financial elites. None other than Donald Trump has called QE “a great deal for guys like me.”
The failure of quantitative easing to improve the economy has left the Fed reluctant to raise interest rates. Yet the Fed does not want to appear oblivious to the dangers posed by keeping rates artificially low. This is why the Fed regularly announces that the economy will soon be strong enough to handle a rate increase.
There are signs that investors are beginning to realize that the Fed’s constant talk of raising rates is just talk, so they are looking for investments that will protect them from a Fed-caused collapse in the dollar’s value. For example, the price of gold recently increased following reports of stagnant retail sales. An increased gold price in response to economic sluggishness may appear counterintuitive, but it is a sign that investors are realizing quantitative easing is not ending anytime soon.
The increase in the gold price is not the only sign that investors are interested in hard assets to protect themselves from inflation. Recently a Picasso painting sold for a record 180 million dollars. This record may not last long, as an additional two billion dollars worth of art is expected to go on the market in the next few weeks.
Another sign of the increasing concerns about the dollar's stability is the growing interest in alternative currencies. Investing and using alternative currencies can help average Americans, who do not have millions to spend on Picasso paintings, protect themselves from a currency crisis.
Congress should ensure that all Americans can protect themselves from a dollar crisis by repealing the legal tender laws.
Congress should also take the first step toward monetary reform by passing the Audit the Fed bill. Unfortunately, Audit the Fed is not a part of the Federal Reserve “reform” bill that was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. Instead, the bill makes some minor changes in the Fed’s governance structure. These “reforms” are the equivalent of rearranging deck chairs as the Titanic crashes into the iceberg. Hopefully, the Senate will vote on, and pass, Audit the Fed this year.
The skyrocketing federal debt is also a major factor in the coming economic collapse. The Federal Reserve facilitates deficit spending by monetizing debt. Congress should make real cuts, not just reductions in the “rate of growth,” in all areas. But it should prioritize cutting the billions spent on the military-industrial complex.
Some say that eliminating the welfare-warfare state and the fiat currency system that props it up will cause the people pain. The truth is the only people who will feel any long-term pain from returning to limited, constitutional government are the special interests that profit from the current system. A return to a true free-market economy will greatly improve the lives of the vast majority of Americans.
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