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May 22, 2015

“The Art of the Gouge”: Shocking New Report by NYU Faculty Details How NYU Bilks Millions from Its Students to Finance Real Estate and Pay for Top Executives; Renew Call for Full Financial Transparency

Members of New York University’s faculty have issued a blistering 14,000 word report on how NYU has been gouging its own students (and their families) to raise billions for gratuitous real estate transactions and lavish compensation packages for NYU’s own top executives.

Concerned about their students’ ever worsening financial plight and wild spending by NYU’s Board of Trustees, the professors, many of them members of NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP), spent this past academic year researching NYU’s financial practices. Interviewing scores of students, both undergraduate and graduate, and studying the fine print in NYU’s own documents, the professors “followed the money” to reveal:

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Related:

With No Other Choice, This Student Resorted to Prostitution to Meet NYU’s Soaring Price [Huffington Post] Sep 9, 2015

Two New York universities make list of fastest growing Sugar Baby Schools of 2015 [New York Daily] Jan 12, 2015

Chuck Baldwin: My Latest Suggested Reading List

By Chuck Baldwin

March 31, 2016

I am often asked to recommend reading material. I have published my suggested reading lists before, but it’s been several years. Therefore, today’s column will be devoted to this subject.

First, here are a couple of maxims about reading in general. “Leaders are readers.” And, “A man is the sum total of the people he associates with and the books he reads.”

Accordingly, here are a few of the books that I have recently read, that I am currently reading, or that are on my short list of books soon to read (in no particular order).
 

Life Of Washington
A rare, faith-filled, historic biography of America’s first President, George Washington.
Originally published in 1842.
By Anna C. Reed
 

George Washington, Frontiersman
By Zane Grey
 

A History Of The American People
By Paul Johnson
 

A History Of Christianity In The United States And Canada
By Mark A. Noll
 

By The Hand Of Providence: How Faith Shaped The American Revolution
By Rod Gragg
 

The Essential Thomas Jefferson
Edited by John Gabriel Hunt
 

A Commitment To Valor
A Unique Portrait Of Robert E. Lee In His Own Words
Compiled and Edited by Rod Gragg
 

Call Of Duty
The Sterling Nobility Of Robert E. Lee
By J. Steven Wilkins
 

Stonewall Jackson
The Man, The Soldier, The Legend
By James I. Robertson, Jr.
 

A View Of The Constitution
By William Rawle (1825)
Edited and Annotated by Walter D. Kennedy and James R. Kennedy
Secession As Taught At West Point
 

The Real Lincoln
A New Look At Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, And An Unnecessary War
By Thomas J. DiLorenzo
This book is absolutely MUST-READING. It carefully and truthfully unmasks America’s worst president.
 

War Is A Racket
By Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler
Every American should read this classic. I try to stay reminded of General Butler’s wisdom by reading his book every year or two.
 

Boston’s Gun Bible
By Boston T. Party
A terrific manual on the Second Amendment, shooting, guns, self-defense, etc. Every American who claims to love liberty should read the chapter entitled “How To Become A Rifleman.” That chapter alone is worth the price of the book.
 

Lex, Rex, Or The Law And The Prince
By Samuel Rutherford (1600 - 1661)
A CLASSIC! A MUST-READ!
 

Second Treatise Of Government
By John Locke (1632 - 1704)
John Locke was The Father of America’s Founding Fathers. His “Second Treatise Of Government” is MUST-READING. It just might be the most succinct explanation of Natural Law of all.

You can order Locke’s masterpiece on my web store here:

Second Treatise Of Government, By John Locke
 

The Law
By Frederic Bastiat (1801 - 1850)
This is another classic that needs to be read every year.
 

Vindiciae, Contra Tyrannos: Or Concerning The Legitimate Power Of A Prince Over The People, And Of The People Over A Prince
Edited by George Garnett
This is another MUST-READ classic for all freedom lovers.
 

They Preached Liberty
Edited by Franklin P. Cole
“An anthology of timely quotations from New England ministers of the American Revolution on the subject of liberty: its source, nature, obligations, types, and blessings.”

I wish every preacher in America would read this book and also these next two:
 

Political Sermons Of The American Founding Era, 1730-1805
Edited by Ellis Sandoz
Read these sermons from America’s Colonial pulpits, and you will realize the kind of preaching you are NOT hearing but should be.
 

The Battle of Lexington: A Sermon And Eyewitness Narrative
By Jonas Clark, Pastor, Church of Lexington
Originally Titled: The Fate of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors and God’s Tender Care of His Distressed People

Here is the eyewitness account of the pastor of the Minutemen as they fired the “shot heard ’round the world” on Lexington Green on the first anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1776. What most history books omit is the fact that the Minutemen were comprised mostly of the male congregants of Pastor Clark’s Church of Lexington. READ THIS BOOK!

Plus, on Sunday, April 19 of last year, I publicly delivered Jonas Clark’s famous sermon word-for-word to my congregation at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. That presentation is available on DVD. As far as I know, it is the only recording of its kind in existence. Find it here:

Chuck Baldwin Delivers Jonas Clark's Famous Message On DVD
 

Hitler’s Cross
The revealing story of how the Cross of Christ was used as a symbol of the Nazi agenda.
By Erwin W. Lutzer
As I have said many times, this is a book that everyone needs to read. I have personally recommended this book to hundreds of people. GET THIS BOOK!
 

The Pilgrim’s Progress
By John Bunyan (1628 - 1688)
This is the immortal classic that has sold more copies worldwide than any other book, with the exception of the Holy Bible. A timeless treasure that everyone should read.
 

Death By Government
By R. J. Rummel
Read this, and you will discover that, compared to the mass murders committed by governments throughout history, John Dillinger, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde were rank amateurs.
 

A Foreign Policy Of Freedom
“Peace, Commerce, And Honest Friendship”
By former congressman Ron Paul
A great book by America’s greatest congressman.
 

The Black Book Of Communism
By Stephane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, and Jean-Louis Margolin
This is the most definitive and comprehensive book I have ever found on the true history of communism all over the world.
 

A Christian Manifesto
By Francis A. Schaeffer
A CLASSIC!
 

The Normal Christian Life
By Watchman Nee
 

The Cost Of Discipleship
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer’s BEST! A CLASSIC!
 

The Genesis Flood
By John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris
Maybe the best defense of creationism in print.
 

THE HOLY BIBLE
Written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God

Listen to these testimonials about the Bible:

“The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure, all sincere; nothing too much; nothing wanting.” (John Locke)

“It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people.” (Horace Greeley)

“I have known 95 of the world’s great men in my time, and of these, 87 were followers of the Bible.” (William Gladstone)

“I have always said and always will say that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers, better husbands…the Bible makes the best people in the world.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests.” (Andrew Jackson)

And, if I may be so bold: I strongly recommend that people read the two books co-authored by my constitutional attorney son, Tim Baldwin, and me.

Romans 13: The True Meaning Of Submission

This is a blockbuster book that shows from both testaments of the Bible that nowhere does God give civil government (or any other government, for that matter) the right to exercise tyrannical power and authority over men; and nowhere does God command His people to give unlimited submission to tyrannical government. This is must-reading for every Christian and non-Christian alike.

To order Romans 13: The True Meaning of Submission, go here:

ROMANS 13: The True Meaning Of Submission
 

To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns

This is another book that I believe should be read by every Christian--including every pastor. Once again, my son and I examine both testaments of the Bible and show that God REQUIRES that His people maintain a diligent armed defense of themselves, their loved ones, their community, and their country. We show from Scripture that the right to keep and bear arms is not only a “right” (as recognized in the Bill of Rights--as important as that is) but also a divine DUTY.

To order “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns”, go here:

To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns"
 

There’s my list. I’m sure many of you have your own lists that are just as good. Let’s all read a good book this year…or two or three.

© Chuck Baldwin

How Ivan Teleguz Was Railroaded into the Death Sentence by Prosecutorial Manipulation

Paul Craig Roberts

You can help. Sign the petition asking Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe to grant clemency.

PaulCraigRoberts.org

March 30, 2016

by Paul Craig Roberts

The Case of Ivan Teleguz

Americans are helpless against false prosecutions because so many Americans are gullible and cannot believe that prosecutors and police would be corrupt. They do not give thought to the character of prosecutors. Have you ever asked yourself what type of persons become prosecutors? Most Americans think a prosecutor is a person dedicated to serving justice and punishing criminals for their crimes. There are such people, but there are also ambitious prosecutors who pursue high conviction rates and high profile cases as a path to higher office. For these prosecutors, justice is a subsidiary concern. The worst kind of prosecutors are those who simply enjoy ruining people, whether innocent or guilty.

Prosecutors formerly were restrained by enculturation and a moral environment. Today the only restraint is their own character.

Miscarriages of justice have always occurred, but as Lawrence Stratton and I show in our book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, miscarriages of justice are becoming the norm, not the exception. The Boston Marathon Bombing case is an example of a corrupt prosecution. See: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/03/29/update-on-the-boston-marathon...

Once a miscarriage of justice occurs, it is almost impossible to reverse it. Public authorities do not readily admit to mistakes or corrupt motives. For example, Ivan Teleguz is set to be executed in a few days despite the fact that two of the three witnesses against him have publicly stated that they lied for prosecutors at Teleguz’s trial as their part of deals prosecutors made with them. In other words, the false evidence against Ivan Telguz was created by the prosecutors for the purpose of executing him.

There is a petition sponsored by change.org to Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe that is trying to stop the execution of a wrongly convicted person who appears to be innocent. Here is the petition:

Petitioning Terry McAuliffe
Please Stop the Imminent Execution of Ivan Teleguz, an Innocent Man

The Commonwealth of Virginia plans to execute an innocent man, Ivan Teleguz. We need to make sure Governor McAuliffe knows that there is too much evidence of Ivan’s innocence to allow this execution to go ahead. Please join the call for the Governor to intervene.

The government’s case against Ivan was based on false evidence. Three men said that Ivan hired Stephanie’s killer. But two of those men have since admitted that they lied in court – and sworn under oath that Ivan was not involved. The third, Michael Hetrick, confessed to killing Stephanie. He was offered a deal that spared his own life in return for saying that Ivan hired him to commit the murder.

The prosecutor coerced the witnesses. The witnesses have sworn under oath that they gave false testimony at trial because of threats from the prosecutor and promises she made to improve their sentences.

The prosecution tried to influence the jury by saying Ivan was involved in a made-up murder. At trial, the prosecutor argued that Ivan should be sentenced to death because he was involved in another murder in Pennsylvania, and was highly dangerous. It was later revealed that the testimony about the murder and the prosecutor’s argument were completely made up—the murder never even happened.

There is evidence that calls into question every part of the Commonwealth’s case against Ivan. There is too much doubt for Governor McAuliffe to allow this execution to go ahead. Please help make sure he knows that The Commonwealth is about to execute an innocent man.

Please help save an innocent man. Join the call for Governor McAuliffe to intervene.

Visit ivansprayerforjustice.org to learn more about Ivan’s case.
Visit Facebook and Twitter for case updates.

http://ivansprayerforjustice.org

About Paul Craig Roberts

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 and his Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2016

Robert DeNiro Caves to Pressure, Cancels Screening of Documentary about Vaccinations

Actor Robert De Niro was set to introduce and screen Vaxxed, a documentary about vaccines and their effect on human health at the Tribeca Film Festival. He is a co-founder of TFF.

When pressure was brought to bear to pull it, he continued to say that the film would be screened at the festival, pointing out that he had an autistic child and wanted to open the topic up for discussion.

Here's the Vaxxed trailer:


Next is an interview with ABC News about Vaxxed and the Tribeca Festival that received a mere five seconds of airtime. Luckily someone on Vaxxed producer Del Bigtree's team was there to film it, so we are able to see it in full despite ABC News' decision.


Two hours after the Bigtree interview De Niro announced that the film was being cut from the Tribeca Festival lineup.

Mike Adams, Natural News editor, who has been following the story closely, gives us the latest on it:

BREAKING: Pressure to censor VAXXED documentary at Tribeca Film Festival came from the Nazi-linked Sloan Foundation, headed by CFR member Paul Joskow

by Mike Adams

March 28, 2016

As the story on the censorship of the VAXXED documentary continues to unfold, we are learning that Robert De Niro was pressured by none other than the Sloan Foundation in New York to blacklist the independent documentary.

The Sloan Foundation is so named from Alfred P. Sloan, a Nazi collaborator and eugenics depopulation promoter. It's no coincidence that his own beliefs on using medical interventions to reduce race-targeted populations coincides perfectly with the stated depopulation goals of Bill Gates (whose financial web of influence is woven across the entire vaccine propaganda landscape).

What led me to connect the dots on this is a short piece from Celia Farber of The Truth Barrier, who originally noticed the Sloan Foundation link.

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Related:

The late Aaron Russo tells about his personal experience with the Council on Foreign Relations and Nick Rockefeller, one of its insiders (video)

Parents Turn Connecticut Easter Egg Hunt into Greedy Free-for-All


ORANGE, CT (WFSB) — Parents were upset when an Easter egg hunt turned into a shoving match on Saturday morning.

For the third year in a row, the Easter egg hunt was held at the Pez Visitor Center in Orange.

According to Pez, event organizers placed more than 9,000 eggs on three different fields. The goal was to have staggered starts for each age group.

"When it came time at like 10:30 a.m., the parents just bum-rushed that area," West Haven resident Nicole Welch, who attended the event with her 4-year-old son, said.

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14 Teaching Principles of Elite, Private Schools

John Taylor Gatto, widely known for his excellence in teaching, tells us what elite, private boarding schools have that public schools for the most part don't have.


1) Theory of human nature. No one should graduate without a theory of human nature. What makes people tick? What buttons do you press to get what you want from people? This knowledge comes from history, philosophy, theology, literature and law. These five “mighty agencies” have a wealth of information of what human beings are like now, have been like, and probably always will be like.

2) Skill in the active literacies. Every graduate should have strong experience with active literacies, which are writing and public speaking. It’s useless to convince anyone else of your point of view unless you can write well and speak well. Extremely easy to teach. Offer regular opportunities to speak to a group of strangers, from one to two to an auditorium full. The fact that they’re people that you’re not comfortable with is essential.

To write well, just write constantly and regularly, preferably every day.

3) Insight into the major institutional forms, such as courts, corporations, military and education, including details of the ideas which drive them. The only way to arrive at the approximation of truth is through argument. The more skillful the argument on all sides the better the proximity to truth. U.S. was world’s first laboratory of dissent on the part of everybody.

4) Repeated exercises in the forms of good manners and politeness. Politeness and civility are the foundation of all future relationships, all future alliances and access to places that you might want to go.

All public schools that Gatto has been to, and he’s been to hundreds, have been laboratories of rudeness, cruelty, sloppiness and coarseness.

5) Independent work. In public schools the teacher fills up 80-90 percent of the time. In private schools that ratio ideally is reversed.

6) Energetic physical sports are the only way to confer grace on the human presence. That grace transfers to power and money later on. [Really!? How?!] They teach you practice in handling pain and dealing with emergencies.

7) A complete theory of access to any workplace or any person. The child is better off with the challenge of getting a private meeting with the mayor of LA than reading a civics textbook. Let him work for a year on constructing access to the mayor, CEOs, or other people that he or she wants or needs to communicate with directly.

8) Responsibility. Includes washing dishes. In elite private boarding schools it includes such things as taking care of a horse, taking on some important community service, to go for leadership in clubs (much easier than you think because if the club is actually doing anything it’s a lot of hard work to be the leader and very few people want that). Always to grab for responsibility when it’s offered and always to deliver more than is asked for.

9) Arrival at a personal code of standards in behavior, production and morality. These must be checked regularly.

10) To have a familiarity with, and to be at ease with, the master creations in music, painting, dance, sculpture, design, architecture, literature and drama. To be at ease with the arts because apart from religion, they are the only way to transcend the animal materiality [sic] of our lives.

11) The power of accurate observation and recording. For example, sharpen the perception by being able to draw accurately. It used to be an axiom among the British upper class that if you couldn’t draw something accurately from memory, then you didn’t see what was there. Drawing wasn’t a way to kill time, but a way to sharpen the perception.

12) The ability to deal with challenges of all sorts. (Gatto’s favorite) Don't give up when [figuratively] knocked down. Get back up, keep going in spite of what may be multiple setbacks.

13) A habit of caution in reasoning to conclusions. Listening to a few hours of government propaganda about how Syria's president Bashar al-Assad is another Hitler as a reason to send in U.S. troops and start a war is not an intelligent way to come to a conclusion, even though that's what 80-90 percent of Americans do.

14) The constant development and testing of judgment: you make judgments, you discriminate value, and then you follow up and keep an eye on your predictions to see how far skewed from what actually occurs, or, on the other hand, how consistent with what transpires, things are.

Roger Stone: How Trump Will Destroy Hillary Clinton

Roger Stone says Hillary Clinton (D) will be destroyed by Donald Trump (R) when and if the two face off against each other as their respective party's nominee.


Stone, who was let go from or voluntarily left his position with Trump back in August, depending on which source you read, has an uncommon understanding of connections and a reputation for dirty politics. He grew up in a Hungarian-Italian Catholic family.

Gary Franchi, the interviewer, worked with the late Aaron Russo.

Christian Missionaries Unwittingly Carried Out Espionage in North Korea for the U.S. Military


Reporter Matthew Cole discusses his piece for The Intercept headlined "The Pentagon’s Missionary Spies: U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage," that looks into U.S. efforts to penetrate North Korea by funding groups like the Humanitarian International Services Group, which was founded by Kay Hiramine, who was a Pentagon spy whose NGO was funded through a highly classified Defense Department program.

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Donald Trump's AIPAC Speech

Donald Trump panders to the Jews and Israel in his speech.

David Duke said the audience was told beforehand (33:30) to treat Trump warmly, no booing, because he might be the next President of the U.S.


Transcript

Jews Pressure Publisher into Withdrawing Textbooks

Contained maps showing massive Jewish takeover of Palestinian lands since 1947 establishment of Israel

Information Clearing House

by Lawrence Davidson

March 21, 2016

What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

In early March 2016 executives at McGraw-Hill took the extreme step of withdrawing from the market a published text, Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, and then proceeded to destroy all the remaining books held in inventory. (Did they burn them?) Global Politics, which had been on the market since 2012, was a text designed by its authors to “offer students a number of lenses through which to view the world around them.” Why did McGraw-Hill do this?

Apparently the book was obliterated (this seems to be an accurate description of the publisher’s actions) because, like a biology text that describes the established facts of evolution, Global Politics offered a “lens to view the world” that was judged blasphemous by a powerful, influential and ideologically driven element of the community. Of course, that is not how McGraw-Hill rationalized its action. Instead, the publisher claimed that a serious inaccuracy in the text was belatedly discovered. This took the form of a series of four maps that show “Palestinian loss of land from 1946 to 2000.” The maps are the first set which can be seen at the following link: http://www.thetower.org/3027ez-mcgraw-hill-publishes-college-textbook-wi...

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