Monday, November 30, 2009

Two win wrongful arrest suit


Ontario men get $350,000 each over 2003 incident with off-duty Royal Oak officers

Paul Egan / The Detroit News

Detroit -- A federal judge has ordered the city of Royal Oak and its insurer to pay $700,000 to two Ontario men who alleged they were wrongly arrested for assault and jailed for more than a week after attending a concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in 2003.

U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox issued consent judgments Wednesday awarding $350,000 each to Timothy McGuire and James Ryan.

The two men sued the city and two off-duty Royal Oak Police officers in 2005, alleging the officers wrongly identified them as assailants in a vicious parking lot assault following an Alabama concert. Two other men later pleaded guilty to the crime. The officers, Sgts. Douglas Warner and Barry Gale, were attending the concert with friends and family when they witnessed the assault and rushed to the aid of the victim. FULL STORY

Judicial Terrorism: The State vs. Robert and Danille Kahre


Saturday, November 28, 2009
By William Norman Grigg


German dissidents Hans and Sophie Scholl were half-way through their show trial before the notorious Judge Roland Freisler when their parents Robert and Magdalene arrived at the courtroom.

The outcome of the trial wasn't in doubt; Hans and Sophie -- who were on trial along with their compatriot in the White Rose resistance, a young father named Christoph Probst -- had admitted to composing and distributing seditious leaflets urging opposition to Hitler's war and domestic tyranny.

The circumstances were different, and the sentence imposed on the victim much less severe than execution via guillotine, but there was more than a hint of the same cruel statist sanctimony in the lecture given by U.S. District Judge David Ezra when he sentenced Danille Kahre to five years' probation earlier this month.

At the time he pronounced sentence on Danille, Ezra -- who was less histrionic than Roland Freisler, but just as contemptible in his dogmatic collectivism as that Communist-turned-Nazi jurist -- had already sentenced her husband, Robert Kahre, to fifteen years in prison. Turning to the subject of the four Kahre children, Erza insisted it was Danille's duty to teach the children to serve and worship the government that is tearing their family apart.

Danille must not allow her children to experience "hatred for government or for people who participate in government," Ezra pontificated: "If, as a result of that trauma [of seeing their parents unjustly imprisoned], that turns them [the children] against their own country and leads along a path of hate and retribution, they will have lost their promise."

After being acquitted on the basis of the same facts in a previous trial, Robert and Danille Kahre were found guilty by a federal jury of "tax crimes" -- a charge that describes the efforts of productive people to avoid having their honestly earned wealth stolen from them by the world's most vicious criminal syndicate. In this particular case, the method used by the Kahres -- owners and operators of a large and successful construction company -- protected their earnings, as well as those of the people with whom they worked, and underscored the pervasive criminal fraud practiced by the regime. FULL STORY

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2009 ADJOURNS

November 29, 2009

Gives Forth "Articles of Freedom"

Instructs Congress and Each of the Several States

Civic Action by the People Planned

Next Step: "A Goodly Number of Millions" to Take Pledge

On November 21, 2009, Continental Congress 2009 concluded its 11 days of deliberating, debating and voting.

116 delegates from 48 states set out to review the Government's violations of fourteen of our Creator-endowed Rights, each of which are guaranteed by the Constitution, and how the Free could put an end to those violations.

With the knowledge that the People have exhausted their administrative and judicial remedies, - i.e., having claimed and exercised their First Amendment Right "to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances," with no legitimate response from either the Judicial, Congressional or Executive branches over the last fourteen years, the delegates met to consider their constitutional remedies.

Their emerging work product, titled Articles of Freedom, is testament to a measured, deliberative and lawful process that all Americans can be proud of. FULL STORY

Is Housing a Higher-Order Good?

Mises Daily: Monday, November 30, 2009 by Doug French

While reviewing a book about the financial crisis, a policy analyst of the free-market persuasion pooh-poohed the notion that housing constitutes a long-term project or "higher-order good," insisting that homes are instead a "durable consumer good," and thus he believes that examining the housing meltdown through the lens of Austrian business-cycle theory is illegitimate.

On the surface that seems true. Homes are a finished good that provide shelter. With labor and materials ready and available, a typical suburban tract house can be constructed in 60 to 90 days. There's nothing long term about that. And our skeptic doesn't see any evidence that production was directed away from consumer goods towards the production of higher-order capital goods. So, in his view, Hayek and Mises can just butt out of this debate.

However, there is more to a house than the sticks, bricks, and gingerbread that people see and buy. The building of homes starts with the purchase of land. And buying land is not like driving over to Best Buy, whipping out your credit card, and buying a big-screen TV. First the developer and his staff look for land to build on because ultimately the builder believes he can sell houses on that land. Consultants are hired to produce soil studies and environmental reports, and to determine the availability of utilities and zoning feasibility. These reports take time to produce and cost money. FULL STORY

The Bigger and Riskier Monster

MONEY AND MARKETS
by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. 11-30-09


Martin here with an urgent reminder that, despite what you may be hearing from Washington, risk is still a four-letter word.

And despite solemn vows to the contrary, the U.S. government is promoting risk with new-found enthusiasm and gall.

Again!

Yes, Fed Chairman Bernanke says he wants to avoid the possible risk of a future speculative bubble.

And yes, Treasury Secretary Geithner says he wants to reform financial regulation to avoid a future debt disaster.

But even while they give lip service to protecting you, they stand by passively as derivatives grow explosively.

Derivatives are debts and bets of all shapes and sizes, especially on interest rates, bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and other fixed instruments.

They were at the epicenter of the financial earthquake that shook the world last year. They triggered the demise of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, and many others. And they’re still causing a series of aftershocks around the world, as in Dubai late last week.

So you’d think the authorities would have taken steps to reduce their threat to the U.S. banking system.

Not quite! Despite a brief reduction in derivatives outstanding in last year’s third quarter, U.S. commercial banks now hold a grand total of $203.5 trillion in derivatives, a new all-time high.

What’s worse, there has been no change whatsoever in the stranger-than-fiction facts behind that number...FULL STORY

Sunday, November 29, 2009

You are a Communist if you believe in these Communist Goals (1963)


Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. [NAFTA, CAFTA...]

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].



39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

You will find the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto interesting at this point.

Click here to see them listed with brain-challenging comments.

Hidden Taxes



I Must Be Precient

When the effort for passing Proposal A was in full force in 1993,I worked my heart out trying to defeat it. Some people thought I was crazy. There was no question that assessments were out of control as well as the property taxes they generated. My argument then is the same as it is now. It was the method they chose that I was opposed to. A tax reduction could have been acheived by something as simple as reducing taxes from 50% of true cash value to say 40% of the true cash value of the property.

They on the other hand had to make it complicated and bate one segment of the population against the other. While Proposal A did slow the taxation rate by reduceing millage rates and slowing taxable values for some, other were picking up the burden as property changed hands through sales or inheritance. Right now, two families living in identical houses in the same subdivision may be paying drastically different amounts of taxes for the same services because one person has lived in their house longer. The crash in our property values has helped to aleviate that problem for some but it has not eliminated it. When we go to sell our homes there are fewer buyers because the tax will then be applied to the State Equalized Value of our property making the payments to expensive.

Proposal A had all kinds of enabling legislation that went into effect. We got an increase in the sales tax and gas tax. Inflation helps to increase those taxes. Given the way the federal government is spending money, we will soon see a huge increase in inflation and taxes. We got a different rate of tax on our non homstead property. Another thing that came to fruition was an increase in requests for bonds and sinking funds for schools, which are still allowed.

Due to the decline in proprty values,you will now begin to see more Truth in Taxation Hearings. Local governing bodies can increase millage rates up to the maximum allowable truth in assessment / equalization millage by simple ordanance or resolution instead of a vote of the people. This can be done because the revenue generated under Proposal A will not equal last years revenue plus inflation without increasing the millage. This is also true of all the other government millages in Michigan. FULL STORY

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jury Nullification Rights

Betty Mydland second year criminal justice student, discusses what she has learned about jury nullification.


Taking Your Case to the Grand Jury
By George Raudenbush

Through all the trials and tribulations I have come to experience, I have learned first, to trust in the creator. Second, question myself before others because sometimes I tend to get in the way of the creators plans for my life. His ways are much higher than my ways. I have also learned not to fully rely upon my own understandings (knowledge and education) and circumstances. Trusting in the creator is a learning process in which He has always kept His promises to me even in the most tiring of times and circumstances.

Unfortunately for many individuals justice doesn’t prevail because they are not properly prepared in knowledge or the right of mind. The Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights recognizes and guarantees that our rights are inherent from God. That means no man can take away our inherent and unalienable rights without our knowledgeable or consented permission and or through deception or lack of knowledge. In the second instance, the error can be reversed because fraud exists. In the later there is no relief because it is our responsibility and duty to learn and understand our basic rights as citizens in society. If we fail in doing this, we fail to ourselves and to our nation.

Because of the overwhelming corruption in our judiciary and public offices, justice is not easily found. The grand jury is influenced by both the judge and members of the district attorneys office. Jury steering is common place among judges and lawyers trying to gain influence over important decisions in politics and personal agendas. Power through manipulation to control is common place today among members of the judiciary and public officials. FULL STORY (2009 Winter Newsletter, Vol. 20, Issue 4


On the Grand Jury
Fully Informed Jury Association
Post Office Box 5570 Helena, MT 59604-5570 1-800-TEL-JURY www.fija.org


The U.S. Attorneys Manual states that prosecutors “must recognize that the grand jury is an independent body, whose functions include not only the investigation of crime and the initiation of criminal prosecution but
also the protection of the citizenry from unfounded criminal charges” (USAM, Section 9-11.010). The Manual recognizes that targets of investigations have the right and can “request or demand the opportunity to tell the grand jury their side of the story” (USAM, Section 9-11.152).

The Supreme Court states that the independent grand jury’s purpose is not only to investigate possible criminal conduct, but to act as a
“protector of citizens against arbitrary and oppressive governmental action,” and to perform its functions, the independent grand jury “deliberates in secret and may determine alone the course of its inquiry” (United States v. Calandra, 414 U.S. 338 (1974)). An independent grand jury is to “stand between the prosecutor and the accused,” and to determine whether a charge is legitimate, or is “dictated by malice or personal ill will” (Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906)). The grand jury is to protect citizens against “hasty, malicious and oppressive persecution” and to insure that prosecutions are not “dictated by an intimidating power or by malice and personal ill will” (Wood v. Georgia, 370 U.S. 375 (1962)). The independent grand jury is described as “a body with powers of investigation and inquisition, the scope of whose inquiries is not to be limited narrowly by questions of propriety or forecasts of the probable result of the investigation” (Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972)). “Without thorough and effective investigation, the grand jury would be unable either to ferret out crimes deserving of prosecution, or to screen out charges not warranting prosecution.” (U.S. v. Sells Engineering, 463 U.S. 418 (1983))

Here are some comments from a person who was brought up for indictment: “Obviously a grand jury could not fulfill its duties if it is only allowed to hear evidence which the government chooses to let it hear. Therefore, while I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you or members of the grand jury may have, and while I have no intention of engaging in a prolonged, unlimited monologue, there is additional information which must be provided to the grand jury in order for the members thereof to thoroughly perform their Constitutional duties. I trust that you, the prosecutor, will not attempt to censor me, or suppress such information from being seen by the grand jury, when I am testifying.” The grand jury refused to indict her after hearing her testimony, by the way.
FULL STORY

'Continental Congress' unveils 'Articles of Freedom' in St. Charles

Chicago Daily Herald
By Harry Hitzeman| Staff


They're not necessarily liberals, conservatives or Libertarians.

Their uniting belief is that the government, namely federal but those of the states as well, has systemically violated the U.S. Constitution for decades.

And like the Founding Fathers more than 200 years ago, they believe the nation has reached a critical mass -- a situation so dire that it required an 11-day Continental Congress, spearheaded by the Queensbury, New York-based group, We The People Foundation.

The end result: a final version of "Articles of Freedom" drawn up and ratified by representatives from 47 of 50 states. FULL STORY

Farage reprimanded for criticising new EU foreign minister: "certain expressions not acceptable"

If you want to see what a North American Union will be like, then watch this video.

British Member of Parliament delivers a jack-hammer 3-minute speech blasting the new European government and then is criticized by the EU President for speaking harshly. See for yourself the death of national sovereignty and the creation of a super-state in which leaders are appointed, not elected.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm off to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I would like to wish everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving shared with family and friends.

See you on Black Friday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RETROSPECT - Did Media and Americans get it wrong?

Larry King interview... with Ron Paul (Unaired) January 2, 2008

Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and The Patriot Act

Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a speech from the heart about freedom and from where our rights come. The Judge explains the hard core truth about the Constitution and why we must fight to regain and retain our freedoms. Courtesy of www.CampaignForLiberty.com. Edited by FreeTheNation.com





Monday, November 23, 2009

New EU president confirms New World Order desire (19Nov09)

As plain as it comes, the newly "elected" cnut that is the EUSSR president confirms the desire for a one world government, a New World Order of worldwide oppression and the spread of worldwide Communism. If it didn't hit you what the EU project is all about, the new EU "president" confirms it for you in this clip Recorded from BBC News 24, 19 November 2009.

The Biggest Rip-off of All Time

Money and Markets
by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. 11-23-09


In the scenario I’m about to paint for you, the dialog is fictional, but all the facts and figures are real.

The time: 1 AM, November 23, 2011, exactly two years from now.

The place: the White House, suddenly and unexpectedly under siege as a new financial crisis erupts.

The economic booms of 2010 have morphed into superbooms … the superbooms into bubbles … and the bubbles into busts.

Large banks are again on the brink. Financial markets are again in turmoil.

Wall Street giants like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley — the outstanding survivors of an off-again-on-again debt crisis — are now its primary victims.....



Profound Impacts

My fictional scenario ends here. But the impacts of those fateful decisions of late 2008 and early 2009 do not.

The AIG rescue was the biggest taxpayer rip-off of all time. Worse, it was the master seed that sprouted a whole series of similar taxpayer rip-offs on Wall Street.

The money flow is clear:

From taxpayers to AIG …

From AIG and the Fed to big Wall Street investment banks like Goldman Sachs, and then …

From Goldman Sachs to its employees in the form of lavish bonuses.

It is, by far, the greatest taxpayer rip-off off all time! FULL STORY

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Campaign to Recall U.S. Senators


DailyPaul.com
Posted November 22nd, 2009 by tangent4ronpaul

Yes - I know - for this to work we would have to overturn a 1967 court case, but what do we have to loose - especially with the ease of electronic petitions. At the very least, it will hurt a candidate politically and make then re-consider their vote.
Any ideas on how to overturn that case?

The E-How article is wrong. That doesn't mean it's not worth trying.
From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
United States Senator Frank Church of Idaho was the subject of an unsuccessful recall effort in 1967.[6] Courts ruled that a federal official is not subject to state recall laws. See also the similar unsuccessful effort in 2009 to recall Anh "Joseph" Cao, U.S. representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district.

The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
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A website or a phone campaign are good ways to get your petition going. Going door-to-door is also an option although it is more time consuming than the other two. This is important since you only have a set number of days to obtain the correct number of signatures—anywhere from 30 to 180 days.
FULL STORY

How to Recall a U.S. Senator

http://www.ehow.com/how_2...
By eHow Contributing Writer

Senators have to find a balance between voting their conscience and voting as their constituents would like. If senators vote their conscience too heavily, constituents tend to get angry. When this happens, constituents may ask for a recall of their U.S. Senator.

Instructions

Step 1
Consider your location. Few states allow for a recall of a senator—only 18 and the District of Columbia. If you're not living in one of these states you have no constitutional rights to recall.

Step 2
Determine the grounds for recall. You'll need this information to make your case to the population but in 7 of the 18 states specific grounds are actually required. In these states, if your reasons don't measure up, you won't be allowed to proceed with the recall.

Step 3
Get signatures. You'll need a petition to get a recall election. The number of signatures is usually a percentage of the voters at the last election but this differs by state.

Step 4
Prepare for a response. At some point during the process, the senator will be notified that a petition for recall is being circulated. She will then have a chance to respond to the allegations.

Step 5
Get voters to the recall election. Once the recall election is granted, alert the community and get them out to vote. The ballot will ask whether or not the senator should be recalled and the state may hold an election at the same time to elect the next person for that office.


Upper-Bracket Tax May Be Needed for Afghan War Cost, Levin Says

By Viola Gienger
BLOOMBERG.COM

Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Higher-income Americans should be taxed to pay for more troops sent to Afghanistan and NATO should provide half of the new soldiers, said Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

An “additional income tax to the upper brackets, folks earning more than $200,000 or $250,000” a year, could fund more troops, Levin, a Michigan Democrat, said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. FULL STORY

Fake Gold Bars in Fort Knox!

So where is Main Stream Media on this story? AWOL as usual.

ViewZone.com

Fake gold bars! What's next?

It's one thing to counterfeit a twenty or hundred dollar bill. The amount of financial damage is usually limited to a specific region and only affects dozens of people and thousands of dollars. Secret Service agents quickly notify the banks on how to recognize these phony bills and retail outlets usually have procedures in place (such as special pens to test the paper) to stop their proliferation.

But what about gold? This is the most sacred of all commodities because it is thought to be the most trusted, reliable and valuable means of saving wealth.

A recent discovery -- in October of 2009 -- has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the "big money" brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox -- the US Treasury gold -- that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an "m") of gold bars are fake!

Who did this? Apparently our own government. FULL STORY

GoldSeek.com

By: Rob Kirby

“Gold Finger - A New Take On Operation Grand Slam
With A Tungsten Twist”

I’ve already reported on irregular physical gold settlements which occurred in London, England back in the first week of October, 2009. Specifically, these settlements involved the intermediation of at least one Central Bank [The Bank of England] to resolve allocated settlements on behalf of J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank – who DID NOT have the gold bullion that they had sold short and were contracted to deliver. At the same time I reported on two other unusual occurrences:

1] - irregularities in the publication of the gold ETF - GLD’s bar list from Sept. 25 – Oct.14 where the length of the bar list went from 1,381 pages to under 200 pages and then back up to 800 or so pages.

2] - reports of 400 oz. “good delivery” bricks of gold found gutted and filled with tungsten within the confines of LBMA approved vaults in Hong Kong. FULL STORY

Zinc Dimes, Tungsten Gold & Lost Respect

24hGOLD
By Jim Willie CB

Nov 18 2009 4:00PM

Ayn Rand wrote "If you want to know when a society is set to vanish, watch the money. Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owner a counterfeit pile of papers."

The Chinese are learning this lesson the hard way, challenged to convert their USTreasury Bonds and USAgency Mortgage Bonds into true wealth before the paper becomes untradable. Actually, the bonds will eventually be redeemed by the USFed with newly printed money, when an avalanche occurs of foreigners seeking redemption en masse. For almost ten years they have been exchanging their finished products to the US & West for paper with ink on it, in questionable stored wealth. The Chinese are cashing in on their paper, trading it for new global power. FULL STORY

China quietly introduces new financial system

THE SILVER BEAR CAFE
Benjamin Fulford


(Editor's Note: The following missive, from Mr. Fulford, portends some radical changes ahead, Not only are they radical, he also suggests that they are imminent. Do your own "due diligence" but stay open to the possibilities. - JSB)

China has stealthily introduced a new financial system based on the renminbi which is well on its way to becoming fully convertible, according to a high-level Chinese source. In addition, China is purchasing 10,000 tons of gold to back up a new fund designed to develop and market heretofore forbidden and suppressed technologies. The fund will be based outside of China and will be controlled by prominent members of the Chinese overseas community. The gold purchase will take some time because of the logistics of transporting it and the Chinese wish to test it thoroughly. Both the Chinese government and MI6 now confirm reports that much of the gold sold by the Federal Reserve Board over the past decade is in fact gold plated tungsten. FULL STORY

Friday, November 20, 2009

House committee adopts Paul amendment strengthening Fed audit bill

Submitted by cpowell on Fri, 2009-11-20 14:10. Section: Daily Dispatches

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's shield from congressional audits of interest-rate decisions took a blow from lawmakers who want to open the central bank's books to greater congressional scrutiny.

Lawmakers say the Fed hasn't adequately accounted for putting taxpayer funds at risk, including aid to companies such as Citigroup Inc. and American International Group Inc. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has opposed the Paul legislation, saying it may open the door to interference in monetary policy. FULL STORY

Fed Audit Shield Takes Blow After Ron Paul Proposal Advances
By Scott Lanman
Bloomberg News
Friday, November 20, 2009


Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve’s shield from congressional audits of interest-rate decisions took a blow from lawmakers who want to open the central bank’s books to greater congressional scrutiny.

The House Financial Services Committee yesterday advanced a proposal to remove a three-decade ban on audits of monetary policy and carry out an examination of the central bank. The plan was offered by Representative Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas who has called for the abolition of the Fed, and based on a bill with more than 300 co-sponsors. FULL STORY

Repeal the Laws of Physics? - Obama can!!

This was just so funny, I had to share it with you. I don't know if this is a true publication so please just take it as a joke.

SAY WHAT?
CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE


I am surprised that Obama, Reid, Pelosi and company have not announced that they were repealing the law of gravity also.

Your congressman's padded retirement plan

washingtonexaminer.com

By: DAVID FREDDOSO
Commentary Staff Writer
November 19, 2009


After serving 18 years in Congress, former Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, a Democrat, will continue his service in a different federal institution -- prison. He was sentenced recently to serve 13 years for bribery.

But his fellow prisoners will have to forgive Jefferson if he grins and whistles as he stamps out license plates. That's because he is still eligible for a guaranteed $50,000 pension in his first year of retirement, which will increase each year thereafter with the cost of living.

Congressmen who serve for at least five years get a very generous defined benefit pension plan in retirement -- the kind that doesn't exist anymore in the private sector because it's impossible to fund. It's far more generous than that of even the longest-serving federal employees. FULL STORY AND PAY CHART

Monday, November 16, 2009

CC2009 Schedule and Speaker

Wednesday, November 18
Speaker - Red Beckman 8:00 A.M. See Red Beckman Seminar
Jury Nullification and the Constitution
Grand Juries and the Constitution

1:30 P.M
Health Care and the Constitution



Watch this historical event live.

Speakers start at 8 am and 1:30 pm CT. The speakers are replayed during lunch and dinner breaks.


YES WE CAN! REAL HOPE FOR AMERICA!

You can watch archives HERE



Michael Badnarik - President of CC2009

Michael Badnarik decided to run for President in February of 2003 at the urging of friends, as well as students of his popular "Introduction to the Constitution" class.

Part 1 of 7 - See all 7 videos CLICK HERE



The Constitution for Dummies Part 1/4! By Judge Napolitano



The Constitution for Dummies Part 2/4!

The Constitution for Dummies Part 3/4!

The Constitution for Dummies Part 4/4!

Are you a Fully Informed Juror?

It's unfortunate but the courts have usurped this power as well because of lack of education.

Judges now ask: "will you follow the law even if you disagree with it?" if you say no...you don't get picked.

This violates your Unalienable Rights as all political power is inherent in the people, we have the right to alter or reform government, to instruct government and to nullify any bad law.

It also violates the defendant of due process of law, and the right to a fully informed jury of peers.

The jurors have two main duties. First, they must determine from the evidence what the facts are. Second, they must take the law stated in the court's instructions, apply it to the facts and decide whether the facts prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. See Sparf v. United States, 156 U.S. 51, 102-107, 15 S.Ct. 273, 39 L.Ed. 343 (1895); Starr v. United States, 153 U.S. 614, 625, 14 S.Ct. 919, 923, 38 L.Ed. 841 (1894).

The jurors have the power to ignore the court's instructions and bring in a not guilty verdict contrary to the law and the facts. Horning v. District of Columbia, 254 U.S. 135, 138, 41 S.Ct. 53, 54, 65 L.Ed. 185 (1920).

But they should not be told by the court that they have this power. United States v. Krzyske, 836 F.2d 1013, 1021 (6th Cir.), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 832, 109 S.Ct. 89, 102 L.Ed.2d 65 (1988); United States v. Avery, 717 F.2d 1020, 1027 (6th Cir.1983), cert. denied, 466 U.S. 905, 104 S.Ct. 1683, 80 L.Ed.2d 157 (1984); United States v. Burkhart, 501 F.2d 993, 996-997 (6th Cir.1974), cert. denied, 420 U.S. 946, 95 S.Ct. 1326, 43 L.Ed.2d 424 (1975).

They should instead be told that it is their duty to accept and apply the law as given to them by the court. United States v. Avery, supra at 1027.

Jury History


How A Jury Is Chosen:
Jury History

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ron Paul on CNBC's Squawk Box 11/13/2009; Updated with Contact Info

Posted November 12th, 2009 by bobbyw24

UPDATE: CONTACT CNBC. In the last minute of the segment, Joe & Steve say they'd love to have Dr. Paul back for a full two hours on the show. Let CNBC know we'd love to see it too! CLICK HERE to send CNBC an emial. Select the "Squawk Box" option from the dropdown subject menu.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CC2009 Live Feed

My Country Tis of The

Trial update on Lindsey Springer

This is a IRS trial in progress. As Promised, Lindsey Springer is sending out updates on what is happening. I thought some of you may be interested as this is the first time anyone has argued the Paper Work Reduction Act as a defense for Willful Failure to File. I should note that this is a jury trial. Juries are the acting body of government and one of the checks and balances our Founders put in place.

It's unfortunate but the courts have usurped this power as well because of lack of education.

Judges now ask: "will you follow the law even if you disagree with it?"
if you say no...you don't get picked.

This violates your Unalienable Rights as all political power is inherent in the people, we have the right to alter or reform government, to instruct government and to nullify any bad law.

It also violates the defendant of due process of law, and the right to a fully informed jury of peers.

The jurors have two main duties. First, they must determine from the evidence what the facts are. Second, they must take the law stated in the court's instructions, apply it to the facts and decide whether the facts prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. See Sparf v. United States, 156 U.S. 51, 102-107, 15 S.Ct. 273, 39 L.Ed. 343 (1895); Starr v. United States, 153 U.S. 614, 625, 14 S.Ct. 919, 923, 38 L.Ed. 841 (1894).

The jurors have the power to ignore the court's instructions and bring in a not guilty verdict contrary to the law and the facts. Horning v. District of Columbia, 254 U.S. 135, 138, 41 S.Ct. 53, 54, 65 L.Ed. 185 (1920).

But they should not be told by the court that they have this power. United States v. Krzyske, 836 F.2d 1013, 1021 (6th Cir.), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 832, 109 S.Ct. 89, 102 L.Ed.2d 65 (1988); United States v. Avery, 717 F.2d 1020, 1027 (6th Cir.1983), cert. denied, 466 U.S. 905, 104 S.Ct. 1683, 80 L.Ed.2d 157 (1984); United States v. Burkhart, 501 F.2d 993, 996-997 (6th Cir.1974), cert. denied, 420 U.S. 946, 95 S.Ct. 1326, 43 L.Ed.2d 424 (1975).

They should instead be told that it is their duty to accept and apply the law as given to them by the court. United States v. Avery, supra at 1027.

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: trial update on Lindsey Springer

Lindsey Springer here and without saying much I offer this update. On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, I took the stand and began to explain how I got where I am and what I have learned. I was allowed to read certain parts to the jury regarding the General Accountability Office (GAO) http://www.penaltyprotestor.org/files/GAO2005PRA.pdf Report from May, 2005 where GAO specifically informed both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Treasury Department (IRS) that simply saying on a Tax Form "the laws of the United States" or "internal revenue code" requires you answer these questions did not satisfy the obligation each Agency has regarding their seeking of income tax information from the public. GAO states in the report 10 standards which the IRS must comply and certify compliance with on their forms distributed to the public. See page 17 of the report. I showed the jury that GAO told both OMB and IRS that they must cite to the specific code sections which the "collection of information" encompassed and these citations must be on the form itself. See page 31 of the report. For an example of how a citation encompassing a request form should appear see Form 709 (2002). Go here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f709--2002.pdf

I was asked by the Prosecution to read page 31, footnote 50 which stated "may" not apply if the request is "mandated by statute." I read from page 34 that if the IRS wished to maintain the requirement to file any of their hundreds of forms was mandated by statute to file under the tax law, they were required to cite such section making such request mandatory on the request form in order to justify non compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and OMB regulations.


I read to the jury that "collection forms on the four agencies’ Web sites did not consistently include required information. Specifically, an estimated 41 percent of forms (487 of 1,179 total forms, excluding bootleg and expired forms) on the four agencies’ Web sites—ranging from 13 percent at VA to 55 percent at HUD—contained one or more violations. IRS was one of the "four agencies" randomly reviewed by GAO.

I was allowed to read the following passage:

"In the case of IRS, most of the agency’s noncompliance resulted from forms that did not cite the tax law that requires the information to be collected. OMB regulations and guidance state that agencies are to cite the law or other authority whenever the collection of information is required to obtain or retain a benefit (such as a passport or Social Security payment) or is mandatory (with civil or criminal sanctions imposed for failure to respond). However, the following typical PRA notice on IRS forms omits the required reference to the law:

We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. You are required to give us the information. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax.

"When we discussed with IRS officials why the specific tax law requiring information to be reported was missing in one of our case studies, the IRS Reports Clearance Officer stated that IRS’s burden estimation methodology increases the burden estimate when a specific law is mentioned in order to include the time required to read the law. Further, IRS officials told us that citing the "Internal Revenue laws of the United States" provided adequate disclosure and that on many forms, it would be impractical to cite a specific law authorizing the collection. Nonetheless, the regulations require citation of the law so that respondents are fully informed. Until IRS corrects this language on the forms, respondents may not know what law is associated with the information requested."

"If information collections do not comply with the PRA requirements described, the public may be asked to provide information without appropriate disclosure of the information that would allow the public to exercise scrutiny of agencies’ collections." Footnote 51 states:

If the collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit or mandatory, the agency should cite the legal authority therefore as part of the notice to the respondents. This should ensure a higher response rate and help the respondent understand the benefit and/or need to respond in an accurate, complete manner." OIRA, The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Implementing Guidance for OMB Review of Agency Information Collection, draft (Aug. 16, 1999), Ch. V, section D.4.

The public’s scrutiny is stated as follows in one of the 10 standards as:

"a statement that the public has a right not to respond to the request for information if a valid OMB control number is not displayed." The IRS actuallly tells the public:

"Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a valid OMB control number."

See http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=109046,00.html

Section 3512 reads

Public protection

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that is subject to this subchapter if--

(1) the collection of information does not display a valid control number assigned by the Director in accordance with this subchapter; or

(2) the agency fails to inform the person who is to respond to the collection of information that such person is not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a valid control number.

(b) The protection provided by this section may be raised in the form of a complete defense, bar, or otherwise at any time during the agency administrative process or judicial action applicable thereto.


http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/laws/paperwork-reduction/3512.html


I will continue on Thursday giving my direct testimony. The Court is allowing me to give a narrative to the jury. IRS told GAO the reason why IRS refuses to tell the public on Form 1040 what makes the Form 1040 mandated by statute is because reading the law would cause significant burden on the public due to them needing to "read the law." We must take this opportunity to rein the IRS back into compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRAy)

This may be my last email to you based upon what may happen at trial. My wife has agreed to send updates if I should become incarcerated. I will do my best. I thank you all for following the tribulations of Lindsey Springer. I also wish to thank each of you that supported me in this tremendous battle I am in.

I would request you consider continuing to support me regardless of the outcome of my trial as we must force the IRS to comply with Federal Law regarding their request for information forms. You and I are the only police of the IRS. No one else, besides GAO, even considers taking the IRS on but you and me.

I can receive paypal at gnutella@mindspring.com or you can use the mail to send what ever is on your heart to give me. My address is 5147 S. Harvard, # 116, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135. Thank you.

11.11.09

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

States CAN Define Limits of Fed Governments Powers

LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY TO THE JUDGES OPENING STATEMENT!

We, the Sovereign People of the States, can INSTRUCT our state Legislators to Nullify all Federal Amendments that are UnConstitutional.


Political power.

First. All political power is inherent in the people.

Right of the people.

2. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people; and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, and to abolish one form of government and establish another, whenever the public good requires it.

Right to assemble and petition.

20. The people shall have the right freely to assemble together, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives, and to petition the legislature for redress of grievances.

Acts void.

21. All acts of the legislature contrary to this or any other article of this Constitution "shall be void".

Continental Congress 2009 - LIVE!

Watch this historical event live.
The live feeds are only active when the Congress is in session.



My Country Tis of The

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Gen. Casimir Pulaski finally an Honorary US Citizen

WASHINGTON — Finally, Gen. Casimir Pulaski became an American citizen on Friday, 230 years after the Polish nobleman died fighting for the as yet-unborn United States.

President Barack Obama signed a joint resolution of the Senate and the House that made Pulaski an honorary citizen.

Pulaski’s contribution to the American colonies’ effort to leave the British Empire began with a flourish. He wrote a letter to Gen. George Washington, the Revolution’s leader, with the declaration: “I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.”

The revolutionaries’ top general let the young nobleman hire onto the brash fight against the European superpower, and Pulaski made a name for himself as a skilled horseman, eventually to be known as the “father of the American cavalry.”

He died before the British were driven away. In October 1779, he led a cavalry assault to save the important Southern port of Savannah, Ga., was wounded and taken aboard the American ship USS Wasp. He died at sea two days later.
FULL STORY

Gen. Casimir Paulaski, an American Hero to the Polish People who LEGALLY emigrated to America during Hitler's pillage and invasion of Poland. Polaski weekend is celebrated the second weekend of October anywhere their is a Polish community in this country. A man who came here where freedom is being defended.

WHAT a shame that Americans today don't have a clue what that means. Before you bombard me with negative comments, I'm talking about the Majority. But then, go ahead, leave your comments telling me how many years you have been in the trenches. Maybe these newly awakened Tea Partyers who think it's all about the Health Care will read them.

NAFTA didn't budge them

CAFTA didn't budge them

BAILOUTS didn't budge them

PATRIOT ACT didn't budge them

BUT DON'T MESS WITH THEIR HEALTH CARE.

My God, now their awake.

F' The FED

While I don't use this word it just seems appropriate.

I.O.U.S.A. - One Nation. Under Debt. In Stress.

Wake up, America! We're on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Fannie Mae to rent out homes instead foreclosing

Now the American People are in the "HOME RENTAL" business. I guess that's one way for Fannie to avoid having to prove standing in court by producing the non existence of the original note.

Associated Press
Posted: 11/05/2009 02:26:24 PM PST
Updated: 11/05/2009 04:08:19 PM PST


WASHINGTON — Thousands of borrowers on the verge of foreclosure will soon have the option of renting their homes from Fannie Mae, under a policy announced Thursday.

The government-controlled company, through its new "Deed for Lease" program, will allow borrowers to transfer ownership to Fannie Mae and sign a one-year lease, with month-to-month extensions after that.

The program will "eliminate some of the uncertainty of foreclosure, keeps families and tenants in their homes during a transitional period, and helps to stabilize neighborhoods and communities," Jay Ryan, a Fannie Mae vice president, said in a statement.

But the effort is likely to affect a relatively small number of homeowners. In the first half of the year, Fannie Mae took back about 1,200 properties through this process, known as a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. That pales in comparison to the 57,000 foreclosed properties the company repossessed in the period.

While neither option is particularly attractive for the homeowner, a deed-in-lieu does less harm to the borrower's credit record. FULL STORY

Peter Schiff, John Stossel, Ron Paul, Rand Paul on Glenn Beck w/ The Judge

Listen closely to the Judges opening statement. Congress no longer cares about YOUR UNALIENABLE RIGHTS. If this health care legislation passes our Rights will be gone forever. Can anyone ever take these rights away? Do you know what those Rights are?


ARTICLE I
BILL OF RIGHTS

Political power.
First. All political power is inherent in the people.

Right of the people.
2. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people; and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, and to abolish one form of government and establish another, whenever the public good requires it.

Acts void.
21. All acts of the legislature contrary to this or any other article of this Constitution shall be void.




“His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken away from him by due process of law and in accordance with the Constitution.”
Hale v. Henkle, 201 U.S. 43, 47 1905
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. " (emphasis added)
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette,
319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943)(Opinion, J. Jackson)
Can a third party win? Well, that's up to the people isn't it. It's the people who can ignore the Media, ignore the party leaders and vote for third party candidates who will adhere to their Oath to uphold the Constitution.

Delegates prep for Continental Congress

By Cranford Chronicle
November 06, 2009, 9:09AM


On Oct. 10, Peter F. Boyce (Millville), Charles Lukens (Ventnor) and Robert Nyholm (Marlton) were duly elected as the three delegates to represent the State of New Jersey at the Continental Congress 2009 (CC2009), Nov. 8-22 in Illinois.

One needs only scan the daily headlines to grasp that our elected officials have failed to honor their oath to uphold the Constitution — the collapsing U.S. currency; intractable, unconstitutional, unaffordable and unsustainable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; domestic spying of our e-mails, telephone calls and Internet use; and the societal decay and crime flowing as a result of uncontrolled illegal immigration. FULL STORY

Friday, November 6, 2009

Small banks didn't cause the mess, but no bailout for them

By Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Just as the housing sector appears to be recovering, gathering problems in the commercial real estate market threaten to become a new drag on the economy.

How dire is it? Unable to find enough sound banks to acquire failing banks, the FDIC relaxed its rules earlier this year to allow private-equity funds to bid for troubled lenders.



Banks hold about 50 percent of all outstanding commercial real estate loans, many of them smaller regional players. Another 20 percent of commercial real estate loans have been pooled together by investment banks and sold as commercial mortgage bonds, which also are experiencing high default rates. FULL STORY

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ronald Reagan’s Speech to the 1964 Republican National Convention

Listen to this speech very closely.

Sound familiar?

Has anything CHANGED?

Still think you can VOTE your way
out of this mess?

Berry Goldwater & Ronald Reagn have come and GONE!

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?


Ready to come join Continental Congress 2009?

Ron Paul: Audit Fed 'gutted' in committee


Bank-connected congressman blamed for undermining bill

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily




Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has complained that the bill he sponsored calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve has been "gutted" by congressional committee, pointing specifically to a legislator whose campaign coffers have been boosted by the banking industry.

Paul blamed the chairman of the House Financial Service Committee's panel on domestic monetary policy, Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., for eliminating "just about everything" in preparation for the bill's consideration on the floor of the House.

Watt, has also been revealed, has significant connections to the banking industry. FULL STORY

Important Audit the Fed Update by Ron Paul

In this Audit the Fed update, Ron Paul explains what is happening with HR 1207 in the Monetary Policy Subcommittee, describes his plan to protect HR 1207 in the full Financial Services Committee, and provides ideas on actions we can take to keep the bill from being watered down.



The 13 Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee mentioned by Dr. Paul are:

Rep. John Adler, NJ (202) 225-4765, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Travis Childers, MS (202) 225-4306, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Steve Driehaus, OH (202) 225-2216, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Alan Grayson, FL (202) 225-2176, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, TX (202) 225-2531, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, FL (877) 956-7627, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Dan Maffei, NY (202) 225-3701, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Brad Miller, NC (202) 225-3032, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Walt Minnick, ID (202) 225-6611, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, CO (202)-225-2645, Web Contact: Link
Rep. David Scott, GA (202) 225-2939, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Brad Sherman, CA (202) 225-5911, Web Contact: Link
Rep. Jackie Speier, CA (202) 225-3531, Web Contact: Link