April 7, 2011
University of Chicago introduction: John Mearsheimer, professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft. He identifies the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits, arguing that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, while distinguishing between lying to another state and lying to one's own people.
John Mearsheimer is also the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago and has written extensively about security issues and international politics.
The World Beyond the Headlines is a project of the Center for International Studies, which brings scholars, journalists, and world leaders to the University to discuss issues of current global importance.
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Brother Nathanael Kapner explains why the gay marriage battle headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in April may be the final nail in the coffin of the constitutionally guaranteed states rights. (Amendment #10 in the Bill of Rights: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.)
Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity as a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.
See The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Protocol #10:16-17, to see how to destroy a constitution by later interpretations that step-by-step destroy the original meaning and protection.
By Thomas Sowell
The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by every American.
It says in plain English what facts have been established by an autopsy on Michael Brown's body — by three different pathologists, including one representing the family of Michael Brown — by DNA examination of officer Darren Wilson's gun and police vehicle, by examination of the pattern of blood stains on the street where Brown died and by a medical report on officer Wilson, from the hospital where he went for treatment.
The bottom line is that all this hard evidence, and more, show what a complete lie was behind all the stories of Michael Brown being shot in the back or being shot while raising his hands in surrender. Yet that lie was repeated, and dramatized in demonstrations and riots from coast to coast, as well as in the media and even in the halls of Congress.
Honolulu Civil Beat
Oil prices dropped by half, but Hawaii electricity rates decreased just 18 percent. How is that possible?
By Sophie Cocke
March 2, 2015
The price of oil has plummeted by more than 50 percent since July, falling to its lowest point in six years and buoying the hopes of cash-strapped residents that they will see major reductions in their electricity bills.
But as statements covering February power usage begin rolling out, those residents may be disappointed by the relatively moderate dip in rates. Hawaiian Electric customers on Oahu, the Big Island and Maui will still be paying two to three times the national average for electricity.
We already use 38 percent less electricity than the average American household, but the latest cost figures suggest that it’s still not time to liberally crank the air conditioning or stop cooking with kiawe.
In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists in Congress and the media have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These attacks amount to nothing more than distortions about the effects and intent of the audit bill.
Fed apologists continue to claim that the Audit the Fed bill will somehow limit the Federal Reserve’s independence. Yet neither Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen nor any other opponent of the audit bill has ever been able to identify any provision of the bill giving Congress power to dictate monetary policy. The only way this argument makes sense is if the simple act of increasing transparency somehow infringes on the Fed’s independence.
This argument is also flawed since the Federal Reserve has never been independent from political pressure. As economists Daniel Smith and Peter Boettke put it in their paper “An Episodic History of Modern Fed Independence,” the Federal Reserve “regularly accommodates debt, succumbs to political pressures, and follows bureaucratic tendencies, compromising the Fed’s operational independence.”
The most infamous example of a Federal Reserve chair bowing to political pressure is the way Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur Burns tailored monetary policy to accommodate President Richard Nixon’s demands for low interest rates. Nixon and Burns were even recorded mocking the idea of Federal Reserve independence.
Nixon is not the only president to pressure a Federal Reserve chair to tailor monetary policy to the president’s political needs. In the fifties, President Dwight Eisenhower pressured Fed Chairman William Martin to either resign or increase the money supply. Martin eventually gave in to Ike’s wishes for cheap money. During the nineties, Alan Greenspan was accused by many political and financial experts — including then-Federal Reserve Board Member Alan Blinder — of tailoring Federal Reserve policies to help President Bill Clinton.
Some Federal Reserve apologists make the contradictory claim that the audit bill is not only dangerous, but it is also unnecessary since the Fed is already audited. It is true that the Federal Reserve is subject to some limited financial audits, but these audits only reveal the amount of assets on the Fed's balance sheets. The Audit the Fed bill will reveal what was purchased, when it was acquired, and why it was acquired.
Perhaps the real reason the Federal Reserve fears a full audit can be revealed by examining the one-time audit of the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis authorized by the Dodd-Frank law. This audit found that between 2007 and 2010 the Federal Reserve committed over $16 trillion — more than four times the annual budget of the United States — to foreign central banks and politically influential private companies. Can anyone doubt a full audit would show similar instances of the Fed acting to benefit the political and economic elites?
Some fed apologists are claiming that the audit bill is part of a conspiracy to end the Fed. As the author of a book called End the Fed, I find it laughable to suggest that I, and other audit supporters, are hiding our true agenda. Besides, how could an audit advance efforts to end the Fed unless the audit would prove that the American people would be better off without the Fed? And don’t the people have a right to know if they are being harmed by the current monetary system?
For over a century, the Federal Reserve has operated in secrecy, to the benefit of the elites and the detriment of the people. It is time to finally bring transparency to monetary policy by auditing the Federal Reserve.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy of the seed of David and the seed of Abraham
Pastor Chuck Baldwin of Montana preached this sermon last Sunday, on March 1. Chuck, whose father was also a pastor, knows his Bible well. He relates it to our lives and politics today, in contrast to many who, if they even bother to read the scriptures, read superficially, missing the interrelated knowledge that is generously and repeatedly served up to them within the pages of the greatest and most important book in the world. As is famously written in the Bible in several places, they "have eyes but see not."
Holy Bible King James Version with notes, references & cross-references
Fires of Faith, 400th anniversary of the KJV, 2011
The people being kept in the dark
Video shot at KHVH studios on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
YouTube introduction by Tom Berg: Senate Bill 19 Senate Draft 2 and House Bill 134 are bills to condone the city and county of Honolulu acting in bad faith, and misrepresenting the terms and conditions of the agreement with and on behalf of the people to construct a rail system as brokered.
Watch and forward to any educator teaching civics to our youth so they can see directly, and identify, and remember, what the definition is of bait and switch, loss leader, dirty hands, and acting with intent to cause and create undue, unnecessary harm to another....it's all here.
Whistleblower Tells Hawaii to 'Cut the Cord' on Rail [Hawaii Political Info] Feb 13, 2015
By Stephen Lendman
March 7, 2015
She called murdered US-funded, Boris Nemtsov a “freedom fighter, Russian patriot and friend.”
She absurdly called Ukraine “central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a ‘Europe whole, free and at peace.’ ”
Fact: Washington wants Ukraine used as a dagger against Russia’s heartland – with menacing US bases on its borders threatening is sovereign independence.
This short compilation, found on Radio Islam's website, more or less sums up what The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, discovered well over a hundred years ago, are all about:
Goyim are mentally inferior to Jews and can’t run their nations properly. For their sake and ours, we need to abolish their governments and replace them with a single government. This will take a long time and involve much bloodshed, but it’s for a good cause. Here’s what we’ll need to do:
- Place our agents and helpers everywhere
- Take control of the media and use it in propaganda for our plans
- Start fights between different races, classes and religions
- Use bribery, threats and blackmail to get our way
- Use Freemasonic Lodges to attract potential public officials
- Appeal to successful people’s egos
- Appoint puppet leaders who can be controlled by blackmail
- Replace royal rule with socialist rule, then communism, then despotism
- Abolish all rights and freedoms, except the right of force by us
- Sacrifice people (including Jews sometimes) when necessary
- Eliminate religion; replace it with science and materialism
- Control the education system to spread deception and destroy intellect
- Rewrite history to our benefit
- Create entertaining distractions
- Corrupt minds with filth and perversion
- Encourage people to spy on one another
- Keep the masses in poverty and perpetual labor
- Take possession of all wealth, property and (especially) gold
- Use gold to manipulate the markets, cause depressions etc.
- Introduce a progressive tax on wealth
- Replace sound investment with speculation
- Make long-term interest-bearing loans to governments
- Give bad advice to governments and everyone else
Eventually the Goyim will be so angry with their governments (because we’ll blame them for the resulting mess) that they’ll gladly have us take over. We will then appoint a descendant of David to be king of the world, and the remaining Goyim will bow down and sing his praises. Everyone will live in peace and obedient order under his glorious rule.
The U.S., led by American Jews, is pushing Russia's buttons toward a violent military reaction. Those who understand what's going on are watching evil (that's our country) in action in fascinated horror. So far Russia has for the most part kept its head, although sorely provoked.
Jews have historically had it in for Russia, along with Germany, which suffered a crushing defeat in WWII which it has yet to recover from. Jews are still restricting freedom of thought there. Anyone publicly questioning the 6 million figure of the holocaust is subject to years in jail without even a day in a German court first.
Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]
USS Liberty—Israeli Pilot Speaks Up [Rense.com]
Jews made deal to bring the U.S. into WWI & WWII Testimony by Benjamin Freedman, Jewish political insider who became a Christian [YouTube, 44 min]
Future Israel president wanted deal to bring U.S. into war against Germany [FPP.co.uk] Sep 10, 1941 Chaim Weizmann letter to Winston Churchill
Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land over the years [The Muslim Times] Aug 2011
Hamas MP: Potential gas discovered off Gaza shore [The Times of Israel] Feb 25, 2014
America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel [Washington's Blog] Jul 25, 2014
'Greater Israel': The Zionist Plan for the Middle East [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2013
General Wesley Clark: 7 Countries in 5 Years [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2013 (Clarifies U.S. involvement in the 'Greater Israel' plan)
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion [Bible Believers (Australia)] The Jewish plan for world domination over the goyim as laid out over 100 years ago. The Protocols are said by Jews to be a "forgery." Whoever wrote them was no ordinary human, or even ordinary genius.
Israel, Zionism & Jews Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]