The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole…Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world’s money…” THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today. The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth. With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned “central” bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers
Here’s an email from my uncle Tony, whom which constantly reminds me what a great country we live in.
In good times or bad!
Just a reminder of why we I are still living in a free country. As a little personal history, I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that your Uncle Joe, who’s 87th birthday will be celebrated by the family tomorrow, also landed at Normandy Beach during the WWII invasion of Europe. He drove a truck on shore from a landing craft behind the Infantrymen to supply them and collect truck loads of American bodies for burial.
By the way, Chuck Yeager, who wrote this article, was a very famous test pilot who flew the first super-sonic test flight in a jet plane. You might want to Google his name some time. He was a hero in his own right.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Edward MacCormack
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM
Subject: FW: Memorial Service for Shifty
To: Edward MacCormack
Glenn L Meek
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand by to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell
Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away
By: Kitty Werthmann
What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote.. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.
The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group — Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. That women would be required to do the work of the men. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage. Marriage and family life was no longer a primary goal to the people, it was more important that they attend to work.
Hitler Targets Education – Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men. The family as a focal point was diluted in favor or all serving the state.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children.. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had. Women no longer had the dream and goal of becoming mothers but rather, merely producing children and working for the good of the state as everyone was told they were not needed to serve men and families.
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.
We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
“Mercy Killing” Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
The Final Steps – Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration.. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria . Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians.
This is an eye witness account. It’s true..those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.
America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away
“After America , There is No Place to Go”
Please forward this message to other Americans that do not remember history, so that history does not repeat itself here.
Loose Change is a series of films released between 2005 and 2009 which argue that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the United States government, and base the claims on perceived anomalies in the historical record of the attacks. The films were written and directed by Dylan Avery, and produced by Korey Rowe, Jason Bermas and Matthew Brown.
The original 2005 film was edited and re-released as Loose Change: 2nd Edition (2006), and then subsequently edited a third time for the 2nd Edition Recut (2007), each time to tighten the focus on certain key areas and to correct some inaccurate claims and remove copyrighted material. Loose Change: Final Cut, deemed “the third and final release of this documentary series” was released on DVD and Web-streaming format on November 11, 2007.
Another version of the film, Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup, released on September 22, 2009, is narrated by Daniel Sunjata and distributed by Microcinema International.
Coverage for the film increased in 2006 with the recut release having airings on U.S. and European television stations and over 4 million views online in four months, leading Vanity Fair to say it could be the first internet blockbuster. Loose Change puts the 9/11 attacks within a context of a false flag operation and goes on to question the plausibility of the Pentagon attack, World Trade Center collapse and United 93 phone calls and crash. The film’s main claims have been disputed by journalists, independent and 9/11 Truth researchers, and prominent members of the scientific and engineering community.
Did ‘Cash for Clunkers’ just put Obamacare on the junk heap? Update: House adds $2 billion more to re-start the program; Schumer seeks $4 billion
“Cash for Clunkers” — a program that our genius financial managers in Washington had skillfully budgeted to run, appropriately enough, until around Halloween — has been suspended after just a few days. There were many “unforeseen” problems, meaning that nobody who created the program knew anything about what they were doing or the possible pitfalls. The architects of Cash for Clunkers couldn’t organize a two hybrid car funeral.
The Obama administration is attempting to use the fact that the program was popular with consumers as evidence that it was a “success,” but that only serves as evidence of government incompetence. Unfortunately for Obama & Company, many people are aware that sometimes “too successful” is far more expensive than “didn’t work at all.” If Apollo 11 had been “too successful” by the Obama administration’s definition, the crew would have overshot the moon, and they’d be dead and halfway to Alpha Centauri by now. “That’s one small loss of men, one giant leap for bureaucracy.”
The fact is that Cash for Clunkers could not have lasted for very long in its present form even if the government didn’t run out of budgeted taxpayer money, for reasons I outlined in part.
In the private sector — which the government hopes to compete with using money confiscated from the private sector (some “competition”) — when you create a sale or promotion of some sort, you must make sure you’re covered in case it is very successful. Poor planning leads to unhappy customers, which equals going out of business. Fortunately for the government, they have no such consequence as “going out of business.” In government, incompetence is rewarded.
In private sector business, there are just as many execs who have been fired because they didn’t plan for what to do if a sale went “too well” as there are who created sales programs that didn’t work at all.
But people are catching on, and you’re seeing that reflected in the poll numbers for government-run health care and even in Obama’s plummeting approval ratings.
This sums up the concern of any American with an I.Q. above Tim Geithner’s shoe size:
“If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance,” car salesman Rob Bojaryn said.
Unfortunately for Obama, Pelosi, Frank, et al, this is going to be an oft-repeated observation. We may be intimidated by the size and scope of health care and think that somebody else may know better than we do, but when we see those same people screw up a freakin’ car sale, the mask comes off and we don’t want them messing with our health too.
We don’t need to go back far in time to find a similar government screw-up. Remember the well thought out “converter box” coupon program? The one that quickly exceeded the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress, causing a delay in the transition and costing an additional few billion dollars to taxpayers and private industry? “Cash for Clunkers” is brought to us by most of the same people — the same ones who will bring us our “free” health care.
The White House and Congress are going to go all out to resuscitate Cash for Clunkers. They have to — because the total failure of this “wild success” may well kill their dreams of National Health Care, and they know it.
In Cash for Clunkers, old cars are turned in and put in a junk heap — even if the cars still run and could be of use to somebody else.
Update: The fate of Cash for Clunkers should have been apparent back when the federal computer system supporting the program’s website crashed 15 minutes after the program launched.
Update II: In an “emergency measure,” the House has just added $2 billion more to Cash for Clunkers to re-start the program.
Update III: Super-weasel Chuck Schumer is seeking $4 billion more! Do I hear 10!?
Finding a job has never been harder! Just remember “patience and persistence”.
Here’s a collection of great job boards.
Illinois Employer Council (IEC)
Being some one that has been laid off a couple times due to the economy. I would like to think the irregular trends over the years is something that i have come to learn before most of my friends my age. Although I can only speak from experiencing 2 decline’s in the economy while being in the U.S. work force. I was laid off once in the “recession” of 2000 and then again in 2001. Now 2009, we didnt even make it 8 years and now the economy is the worst since the great depression.
Close to every 10 years the gov. goes 2 $hit (reference’s below). Every time that happens, more and more people end up working 4 the Government as their new boss. Either working for them or fighting for them in the services. It makes me wonder why so many people dont start their own business instead of wasting their days watching tv and video games to better their family’s future.
Unemployement fact (October Employment Report).
The latest unemployment report shows that we’re losing 190,000 jobs a month, which is better than early this year, when more than 500,000 jobs were vanishing monthly. As a rule of thumb, however, the economy needs to add at least 100,000 jobs a month for the unemployment rate to stay stable, since the overall labor force grows over time. So it will take more than 100,000 new jobs every month to start pushing the unemployment rate back down. That’s probably months away.
- 190,000 jobs were lost in total vs. 263,000 jobs last month.
- 62,000 construction jobs were lost vs. 64,000 last month.
- 61,000 manufacturing jobs were lost vs. 51,000 last month.
- 61,000 service providing jobs were lost vs. 147,000 last month.
- 40,000 retail trade jobs were lost vs. 39,000 last month.
- 18,000 professional and business services jobs were added vs. 8,000 lost last month.
- 45,000 education and health services jobs were added vs. 3,000 added last month.
- 37,000 leisure and hospitality jobs were lost vs. 9,000 last month.
I have alot of friends that work for the government. Some work work U.S. Custom’s, TSA, Police, Fire Department, The Post office, government politics, court system and MANY have put their own life on the line fighting in the armed services (army,marines, airforce, navy..etc.) This year just with U.S. custom’s I have heard they have hired over 30,000 people, and that only one department of MANNNNY within the U.S. Can you imagine what the unemployement rate would be if the governement wasnt hiring so many people? Much higher than the 10+% its at right now, thats for sure (dec/09).
“This time, it could take longer to recover once we finally reach the point of maximum pain. Many economists believe that a good chunk of the 7.3 million jobs lost during this recession won’t come back, as a greater portion of the world’s work gets done overseas and American businesses muddle along. Moody’s predicts GDP growth of just 1.6 percent in the first half of 2010, which will further discourage hiring. And to me the government is spending even more by sending 30,000+ into Afganistan after what happened in Iraq. I’ve always heard that war’s are good for business, but really? Seems like its just pilling up debt just to keep the “World Super Power” title.
Zeitgeist: Addendum – Part 3, by Peter Joseph 2008
First, let me just say this is one of the best movie I’ve seen in my entire life.
Mainly because it puts my exact thoughts into a movie. It sheds light on past and present modernization, global economics, politics..etc. It also hits hard on Corporate takeover and how the U.S. and its companies are selling debt like hot cakes. That they end up “almost” being part of the government’s monetary system and law making around the world.
Before starting my own company, my last job was in the mortage industry. Within 3 months I saw how messed up the industry was and decided I’d rather not be a part of it (putting it lightly). Now I own a web development company and deal with websites/banks that are able to accept foreign currency’s. I know that there are only 2 companies in the world that are really able to accept multiple currency’s (without getting bent over from fees/rates). I also know that from Russia’s past and present way of doing things. That if you eat and $hit in the same place, things will get ugly fast. It’s not a good idea to have the government linked to ownership of the banking system.
On another note I’m REEEAAALLY against governments being influenced by corporate lobbyist that have influence over legislative decision that are only based on greed. And now you have the U.S. developing their own banking and insurance systems. Leading to a loss in freedom for the american people because of the monopoly of business “owned” by the government. I could really talk for hours and hours about this film. But I dont want to sound like I”m preaching nor sound like I’m taking sides before you actually watch it. I really want you to watch it with an open (neutral) mindset so your not bashing it before you even see it.
Wiki: ” Zeitgeist, the Movie was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on zeitgeistmovie.com. However, a beta version had already been available on Google video since June 6.[original research?] For a time, it reached the top of the chart of “most viewed” videos available, with more than 50 million views in the first three weeks after its release through Google video, and has been recognized as an “Internet sensation”. The video has since been translated into 23 languages and has created a YouTube phenomenon with hundreds of independent reedits, video snippets, vlogs and interviews.”
As with everything, I always like to read the wiki page for unbiased points of few that most media cant provide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist,_the_Movie
A good childhood friend sent me this google video (which I love). It shows the relationship of psychology, business economic’s and the power of persuasion. To me this video gives insight to a lot of whats wrong with today’s sociaty more then ever. In my eyes “modern consumerism” a big part of what is tearing family’s farther apart. Family is the one thing every person around the globe perceive’s as their most important thing in their life. The one thing I have grown to learn is that “we are only as smart as we teach what we have learned to the next generation”. Yet because of this need for for bigger and better. This then puts society into a never ending “rat race” . In turn being a slave to materialistic cravings with less time to inspire our youth to break the mold. I’m not saying I dont want to be a millionare, but even sometimes I need to remember to break away from work and “chillax” with the fam.
Yes, I think Democracy is a great form of governance for freedom. But the current form has been developed along side big business, segregation & slavery. As it was when created in the 18th and 19th centuries. I often wonder what it would be if it was based off love and unity? Would we have turned into this “super power” mentality?
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace – Jimmy Hendrix”
From wiki.com on this movie:
The business and, increasingly, the political world uses psychological techniques to read and fulfill our desires, to make their products or speeches as pleasing as possible to us. Curtis raises the question of the intentions and roots of this fact. Where once the political process was about engaging people’s rational, conscious minds, as well as facilitating their needs as a society, the documentary shows how by employing the tactics of psychoanalysis, politicians appeal to irrational, primitive impulses that have little apparent bearing on issues outside of the narrow self-interest of a consumer population. He cites Paul Mazer, a Wall Street banker working for Lehman Brothers in the 1930s: “We must shift America from a needs- to a desires-culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things, even before the old have been entirely consumed. […] Man’s desires must overshadow his needs.”
EVEN IF YOU DONT HAVE TIME TO WATCH THESE. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO WHILE YOU WORK.
LEARN FACTS OF HISTORY TO FIX THE PRESENT
PART 1: PART 2: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8953172273825999151#docid=-678466363224520614
Zeitgeist consists of three episodes: First, how religion evolved (or copied) from pagan beliefs. Second, “truth” behind the 9/11 attack. Third, how The Federal Reserve Bank control the economy and dominate the world.
this is a VERY POWERFUL movie, although Most people have more faith in religion vs their own government. So to start this movie off with such a strong topic took a big set of balls. To me religion is a good thing for certain people, until it start deviding continent socially. Either way, people need to realize that all religions stem from the same concept of a higher power. Like music and movies.. everyone has their own interpretation.
If you are an illiterate, moderate citizen and TV is your main food for your brain beware! This controversial documentary can be a shock for you. Because you’ll see the facts that you can never see on your stupid TV.
Prepare yourself with an open mind…
Remastered / Final Edition – Full Production. What does Christianity, 911 and The Federal Reserve all have in common?