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Vegas Shooting and the Coming Restrictions on Freedom

Three weeks prior to the largest mass shooting in American history, a mysterious thread on one of the Internet’s largest messaging boards appears to have foreshadowed the event. 4chan.org allows users to post anonymously. The user, who referred to himself as “John”, somehow seemed to have known in advance that a violent event involving large numbers of people was imminent within Las Vegas.  Did he have foreknowledge of the Vegas shooting?

He warned people who live in Vegas to stay inside and avoid large groups. He seems to have believed that something would happen on Sept.11th or soon thereafter. How could anyone know this unless the event was planned and coordinated in advance? Was this yet another false flag to justify further increases in security and decreases in freedom?  Is this an indication that the coming economic crisis draws nearer?

I recommend reading the 4chan.org threads in detail. They describe the true motives behind the Vegas shooting. There are people who stand to profit from this if new laws end up being passed as a result.

Other ominous warnings, unanswered questions

In addition, someone else apparently unconnected to the alleged shooter also had foreknowledge of the violence. Sky News reports that 45 minutes prior to the first shots ringing out, a woman walked through the crowd saying “you’re all going to die tonight”. She was later escorted off the premises by security.

There is a host of unanswered questions regarding the Vegas shooting. Images clearly show two windows being broken. The windows appear ten rooms apart. Police scanner audio indicates that law enforcement saw at least two shooters, which corroborates the audio recordings of multiple weapons firing simultaneously. Why did it take police 72 minutes to find the alleged shooter? The suspect has been widely reported as taking his own life. Yet why does CBS report that a veteran led the police to him, saying that they “took him out”? How does someone smuggle twenty-three large rifles with a thousand rounds of ammo into a hotel room without anyone noticing the extra luggage? Why have we not yet seen any video from inside Mandalay Bay? The list goes on.

Such a high casualty event necessitates extensive planning and training. There is no possible way that one lone lunatic somehow smuggled 23 rifles into Mandalay Bay and let off over 600 rounds within 9 minutes killing 59 people.

Vegas shooting used by some to promote political agendas

As happens all too often after such tragedies, politicians and others immediately began exploiting the incident to push their own personal agendas. Within less than twenty-four hours of the last shots being fired, Hillary Clinton and others were calling for gun control. Late Night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert echoed similar sentiments. Why do these people not speak out regarding the violence that occurs on a regular basis in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, etc.?

Media and “alt media” psychological operations

Within hours of the Vegas shooting, Alex Jones and his Infowars team began reporting about the conspiratorial aspects of the event.

One needs only to have scrolled through the hashtag on Twitter #alexjones during Monday afternoon to see the scores of news outlets that immediately began tweeting the “conspiracy theories” of Jones and his followers. It’s as if a mockingbird sang a sweet song of a ludicrous nature that got picked up by other mockingbirds. They all joined in a chorus of the mockery of Jones, and by extension anyone else who questions anything about the official narrative of events.

What does all of this accomplish? One thing in particular: anyone who questions the official narrative becomes associated with these questionable characters, and therefore is seen in a similar light. All dialogue around anything related gets shut down by the many masses of people tuned into the mainstream matrix.

In addition, it plays right into the divide and conquer strategy being deployed on so many levels at present. Jones and his followers also continue to promote the baseless idea that the shooter had Antifa literature in his room.   But wait, wasn’t this a false flag perpetrated by someone other than the shooter? Such glaring inconsistencies make it difficult to take this joker seriously.

Conclusions

All indications are that the Vegas shooting was a false flag carried out by black ops agents of some sort. Who carried it out is not as important as what it will be used to justify.

It will be used as an excuse to increase security protocol and infringe upon our freedoms. Metal detectors and X-ray imaging machines and the like will become mandatory in public places. Everywhere you go may soon resemble airport security.

Already, the Rose Bowl is seeing massive amounts of security -in response to what, exactly? If the shooter indeed acted alone, and had no obvious motive, what need exists for increased security at all? If one assumes the official narrative is true, then the actions being presented as a solution to or response of this attack do not make any sense.

This is nothing more than another giant leap forward into a police state. The terrible tragedy is already being exploited to that end. We must stop giving in to this fear. How can the public allow themselves to be manipulated to this extreme?

Of course, mainstream news has begun to show all of the false flag mass shooting of recent years in succession, implying that “something must be done”. “How can we continue to do nothing?” they ask, either directly or implicitly. As if anything can be done in the first place, other than limiting freedoms.

That may be the easiest way to distinguish these false flags from genuine, spontaneous acts of violence and terror. When it was planned and coordinated by the power structure, calls for more laws and regulation and pleas to “do something” immediately follow the incident. Meanwhile, people get shot and killed day after day in large metropolitan areas (and other areas) and no one says anything at all.

My next post will cover the police scanner broadcast in detail. There are many shocking details revealed within. Evidence exists there that proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the official narrative has no basis in reality. More to come on that later.

Real people died and were injured in the Vegas shooting. Let us pray for the victims and their families. We owe it to them to ask the hard questions, investigate the evidence, and get to the bottom of things.

Central Banks & World Control – The Luciferian Link

While the tumultuous events taking place in today’s world may seem spontaneous and inexplicable, the opposite is true. All that is unfolding at present has been planned centuries in advance, coordinated by the same dark forces working in the shadows.            Much has been made of the influence of secretive organizations who, at times, appear to have nefarious intentions, such as the Bilderbergers, Freemasons, Skull & Bones, Tri-Later Commission, and more. It is often assumed that these organizations work independently of another. And in a sense, they do, in that they do not overtly have direct dealings with one another.  Yet they all have elements of Luciferian influence.

Much has been made of the influence of secretive organizations who, at times, appear to have nefarious intentions, such as the Bilderbergers, Freemasons, Skull & Bones, Tri-Later Commission, and more.  Many assume that these organizations work independently of another. And in a sense, they do, in that they do not overtly have direct dealings with one another.

What we cannot see, however, are the individuals who have, throughout the generations, worked in concert by infiltrating such groups. They then influence them in ways that serve their ultimate goal of total enslavement of all humanity. In this way, no one can really see the collaboration.  Any who do will be seen as insane, or as today’s programming would have it, “conspiracy paranoid”.

All of the evidence pointing to that of which I speak lies in plain sight. It has been easily accessible to any who care to investigate for many years now. And yet, a successful propaganda campaign has been employed to paint a picture of anyone who perceives world events (or any event at all, for that matter) as being planned as suffering some sort of mental impairment. For more on this most effective psychological operation, which has its roots in the 1960s assassination of JFK, see “Conspiracy Theory in America”, by Lance Dehaven-Smith.

May Day, 1776

On May 1st, 1776, Adam Weishaupt revised and made public what he referred to as the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”. (Note: Revelation 3:9: “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”)

These protocols detail in-depth plans for world domination. They culminate in a Luciferian dictatorship imposed upon what remains of the human race after a grand social cataclysm.

Yes, those who operate in darkness are in fact borne of that darkness – they worship Lucifer as their god, Satan as their savior. And while much evidence exists to demonstrate that individuals who serve this dark god have succeeded to the letter in furthering their goals, here we are only concerned with achieving an elementary explanation of the events unfolding all around us today. In short, they represent the final phase of a plan dating back 241 years, at the very least.

A simple search on Brainyquote.com for the name “Adam Weishaupt” reveals a great deal about him (not a very credible or in-depth version of research, but again, we are striving for conciseness here). Among the most notable quotations is the following: “I am proud to be known as the founder of the Illuminati”.

So much hype and misinformation surround this name, it’s no wonder that no one takes it seriously. I know I never did. But it matters not what name by which you call it – “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, as Shakespeare said. In this case, the rose is a circle of beings that lack souls, and the scent is that of death and decay. The only important thing to take note of is that current world events are paralleled in the protocols written by Weishaupt, and while his society he called “the Illuminati” may or may not continue to exist, it’s goals continue to be carried out.

Our world is being destroyed, not as a result of chance or simple human irresponsibility, but of deliberate depravity and maniacal intent.

The planet is dying, and the institutional structures of human discourse are being systematically shredded to pieces. Human health is declining, also by design. Poverty is on the rise as a result of the money system that has been invented by those who are of the Luciferian creed.

Central banks are behind so much of the evil in this world, and behind them are the figures that epitomize evil itself. For more on this, see “All Wars are Bankers Wars”.

Wars and revolutions are tools of the Luciferians. So long as we are busy killing each other, we will never realize the bigger picture. How is it that the world is constantly at war, and enemies in one war become allies in the next? Many have correctly noted that wars have economic motivations – money and power, control and wealth.  But are these pursuits merely the result of human greed? Or are the sociopaths in power who we can see directing such events little more than puppets, being used by a power far greater and more insidious than themselves?

“We Will Control The Flow Of Information”

Media reports only those facts that further the corporate agenda, as all media outlets are now under the umbrella of only six corporations.  Those corporations have ties to the big banks, who have ties to the military-industrial complex, who has ties to the central banks, who have their tentacles around every form of human affairs the world over (only three countries on the planet remain that do not have a central bank – Syria, North Korea, and Iran).

Many have noted the interconnectedness of some aspects of these conflicts of interest. But most have never realized the bigger picture behind it all. When taken as a whole, it becomes clear that mere human ignorance and malfeasance cannot create such organized destruction, all edging toward a goal that just so happens to have been stated by those in power – that of a one world government system. In the following five-minute clip, prominent political figures including George Bush Sr., Joe Biden, Henry Kissinger, and others specifically use the phrase “new world order”.

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The easiest way to see all of this comes from looking at the stated goals of the Luciferians. When comparing these to world history, it becomes clear that key individuals and groups have succeeded in directing certain events in a manner of their choosing. The exact means by which they have accomplished this is not of primary importance. All that matters now is that as many people as possible become aware of this in order that it can beresisted.

The current division, hatred, and anger fueling much of modern discourse have been instigated by the forces of darkness. The largest root cause for such negativity comes from declining economic conditions. When people cannot achieve a certain standard of living, they inevitably argue about the nature of the problem and how to fix it. They then become divided into opposing camps, and fight each other, never seeing that they are but pawns in a game.

The real cause of all this suffering is and always has been the central banks. They dictate monetary policy and control the currencies and economies of almost every nation on Earth. Again, they do not appear to work in concert, but they have a hierarchy that coordinates them from above – the Bank of International Settlements.

In much the same way, those who worship Lucifer as their god do not work together per se, though that which fuels their actions serves the same purpose. At the top of their hierarchy lies Lucifer, the father of all lies. Beneath him lies Satan, ‘the prince of this world’.

Beneath them lie the humanoid beings with no souls, who sit at the top. And beneath them are all the public figures we can see, who are sociopaths.

Revelation 12:9 states that:

“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” (Emphasis added).

Those fallen angels are beyond redemption and are in essence enlightened beings with no souls. These beings hate humanity, borne of an envious rage that our father in heaven gave us the powers we have. They didn’t believe we should have free will or the ability to create. The rebels wanted to rule all of the existence, denying all beings their free will.  So they were cast out of heaven. They became Luciferian.

Whether you believe in God or not, the Protocols are real.  Adam Weishaupt was a real person.  Luciferian worship exists.  And the forces of evil, whether reinforced by supernatural powers or not, continue to increase in their influence.

One of the last lines from the secret covenant of these creatures reads:

“This covenant is sealed in blood, our blood, the ones who from heaven to Earth came”.

The entire Luciferian covenant will be revealed in a later post.

A world and wages without central banks

central banks wages

 

Many do not realize it, but were it not for central banks controlling the global economic and financial system, first-world nations would be living in a paradisiac world with very little poverty or crime. And poorer countries would have a much higher standard of living as well.  Overall, wages would be better for everyone.

Recent technological developments have, in some ways, made the masses far richer. For example, a computer tablet today costs several hundred dollars contains far more computing power than massive mainframes worth millions back in the 1970s. The same concept applies to most electronics and several other areas such as publishing, travel, and telecommunications, to name a few.

But consider the following: what would happen if the nation’s currency, America in this example, had been issued directly by the treasury itself instead of being loaned to it at interest by a central bank? What if we had remained true to the USA Constitution and only minted silver and gold coin as currency? Has the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 pushed all of us into poverty relative to what we would otherwise be living in?

Living costs, wages, and inflation

In America, wages have been stagnant for about forty years. If the minimum wage in 2017 were equivalent to it’s measurement in gold dating back to 1967, it would equal forty-three dollars per hour today.

By forcing almost every nation on Earth into a perpetual cycle of debt that can never be escaped, central banks have managed to enslave the world to their system of total monetary control. Issuance of a nation’s currency via an independent and unelected banking body makes a mockery of the very concept of sovereignty, or capitalism for that matter.

Let us return to the topic at hand – what this world would be like without central banks.

Minimum wage “debate”

As previously mentioned, the first thing that would change would be wages many orders of magnitude greater than what exists today.

Many scorn such a scenario, claiming the price of all goods and services would rise in direct proportion to any change in wages. This claim rests upon faulty premises. It does not take into account the fact that inflation has already taken hold in those goods and services. Whether in real or nominal terms, wages have stagnated for forty years under the present system. This has happened while the cost of living has continued to soar. If higher wages lead to increased living costs, the converse must also be true: increased living costs necessitate higher wages. And yet, this has not happened. Much has been made of the recent minimum wage increases in places like California.

Yet this debate rested upon nominal wages, and fails to take into account what has happened to real wages when measured against an objective standard such as the price of gold. The following Forbes article summarizes the situation very well:

 

“The bottom line is that, in terms of gold, wages have fallen by about 87 percent. To get a stronger sense of what that means, consider that back in 1965, the minimum wage was 71 ounces of gold per year. In 2011, the senior engineer earned the equivalent of 63 ounces in gold. So, measured in gold, we see that senior engineers now earn less than what unskilled laborers earned back in 1965.

That’s right: today’s highly skilled professional is making less in real, comparative terms than yesterday’s unskilled worker.

When measured in dollars, wages and prices appear to be rising and, comparing wages to prices, we see only a small loss of purchasing power. However, prices do not tell the whole story, because they reveal nothing about costs. Costs also fell and this explains why the apparent drop in the real wages seems small.

But measured in gold—and this is crucial to understanding why we need a gold standard—we see reality with clarity. Incomes are about one tenth what they were in the 60’s. Prices are down too, but not as much.

People who work for a living—those who produce every good and service—are being steadily and severely marginalized.”

So while wages ought to be much higher, the cost of living should also be lower. If currency had never been made fiat and devalued, wages would have continued to rise in both real and nominal terms. This would have occurred alongside stable or even declining living costs.

In an ideal world – one without the tyranny of central banking – our present reality would be inverted. The exact opposite of what has occurred over the past century would have taken place. Instead of stagnant or falling wages with rising living costs, we would have rising wages with stagnant or falling living costs.

Of course, this economic situation would have had many other windfalls as well. Crime would be reduced, wars would be fewer and less severe, and technology might have advanced even faster. By now I’ve made it clear that central banks must be held accountable for their detrimental impact upon all of human civilization.

Godfrey Bloom shares this sentiment. For a concise two-minute summary of the current banking fraud-based system, see Godfrey Bloom’s speech here:

 

 

Conclusion

No one can change anything on the political level.  Central banks control the economy, and any politician who tries to end them will be assassinated or suicided.  The deep state and secret societies run everything in the shadows.  Banks own Washington.

Bitcoin presents the best opportunity for drawing power away from the central banking apparatus and putting it back in the hands of the people where it belongs. Recently Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of well over $2,000. Total crypto currency market cap has soared to over $80 B.  This represents an increase of over 130% in little over a month. Perhaps hope does exist.  It exists in the form of a new decentralized form of money that requires no third-party or central authority.

 

Geoengineering Genocide Must Be Exposed & Stopped

Many issues exist in our world, but one stands out among the rest.  That is because this topic has extreme significance for the future of the entire planet and all life on it.  The situation has become so dire that I have decided to create regular posts on the topic.  I’m talking about geoengineering.

The subject of geoengineering affects freedom of speech in that we have all, in effect, been silenced. Our consent was never offered for these programs.  Speaking about it often brings nothing but ridicule. Like so many other important acts of corruption, it has been associated with the word “conspiracy”. This word is a carefully crafted code word. It makes people stop taking something seriously and shuts out further logical thought. The conspiracy theorist label also discredits anyone who brings to light evidence that proves any real conspiracy exists.

Geogengineering affects freedom of press in that most media will not touch it. When they do, they distort it. To this end, a massive disinformation campaign has been underway for at least two entire decades. Maybe you have heard of it. The terms  “global warming” or “climate change” come to mind.

Some say human beings have contributed to the warming of the planet. This is true. It’s true in ways most refuse to believe, as we will see.

Yet it’s also false in that the idea has been and will be used as an excuse for global control and governance through organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and others. The assumption goes that carbon emissions alone have been causing all the droughts, floods, hurricanes, heat waves, etc., and that through regulating carbon the problem can be solved. This of course calls for a global solution. What a convenient conclusion for power-hungry sociopaths at the helm of elite bureaucracy.

More than just carbon

Though carbon may be a factor, it pales in comparison to the grim reality of Geo engineering and its impact upon all life on our planet.

Geo engineering involves massive manipulation of weather systems on a scale few can conceive.  It turns out many patents exist for these programs.

This technology does exist.  It is being used and has been used for decades.

Overwhelming scientific and visual evidence has been compiled proving the existence of these programs. The conclusions are so catastrophic that many people will choose not to believe them, despite all evidence.

And therein lies the greatest problem in communicating this reality. It’s too grotesque for most people.  Most would rather create a world inside their own minds where it doesn’t exist then face facts and attempt to cope with the problem. It’s just too overwhelming for most.

Yet if we do not make up our minds to face it, we will soon no longer have minds at all.

Autism, Alzheimer’s and Aluminum

Systematic poisoning of populations would have an effect on children and the elderly first. And that’s exactly what’s happening. Autism and Alzheimer’s have been rising in exponential fashion over recent years.  The Alzheimer’s Association predicts a 44% rise in the disease over the next eight years.  Just look at this staggering chart regarding autism rates:

geoengineering contributing to autism, alzheimers

What can be causing this alarming increase in neurodegenerative diseases?

Some doctors have pointed to aluminum as the common link. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin. The following comes from Dr. Joseph Mercola:

“The aluminum hydroxide used in many vaccines, including hepatitis A and B, and the Pentacel cocktail for diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and meningitis, has been clearly linked to symptoms associated with Parkinson”s, ALS (Lou Gehrig”s disease), and Alzheimer”s.

 Scientists discovered the link after injecting mice with an anthrax vaccine developed for the first Gulf War. After 20 weeks, a fifth of the mice developed a skin allergy, and memory problems increased by 41 times compared to a placebo group. Also, inside the brains of mice, 35 percent of the cells that control movement were destroyed.”

So many debilitating diseases that we have come to believe “just happen” for no apparent reason have a very specific reason. There may be many factors involved, but without a doubt one of the biggest involves aluminum build up in our brains.

Aluminum being injected into the bloodstream is one thing. One can avoid toxic vaccines, although that becomes more difficult by the day. While we still have some small sliver of medical freedom in that regard, we have absolutely no freedom when it comes to the air we breathe.

Now that I’ve described what the problem looks like, let’s get into some details.

Owning the Weather

To be clear, I’m not making any of this up. I’m summarizing the processes described in a USA Air Force research paper entitled “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather by 2025”. See the paper here (Nothing secret, it’s available to the public).

One can modify a weather system in a simple way. Perhaps you have heard of HAARP, which stands for high-frequency aurora research program. Many of them exist around the world. They consist of large fields of gigantic radio towers that broadcast upwards instead of outwards. These instruments can channel enormous energy into the ionosphere.

Yet this is only one component of the programs. The real problems arise from another factor.

Materials that act as a multiplier increase the effectiveness of any energy used.

This part gets really tough.

That said, let us turn our attention to the materials being released into the atmosphere on a constant basis.

Extremely high levels of metals such as aluminum, and radioactive elements such as barium and strontium, have all been found in rainwater and soil tests around the world.  Former bio-environmental engineer, Krysten Meghan, has blown the whistle on her lab results containing high levels of these contaminants.

Geoengineering patents specifically refer to these very same materials. 

As you can see in the clip below, planes flying overhead appear to be spraying something into the upper atmosphere.

As evidenced by the spray turning on and off, these cannot be condensation trails. They don’t even come from the engines. The trails come from all areas of the plane, even out to its wingtips. Wingtips do not create condensation.  Turning condensation on and off is impossible.

Furthermore, condensation trails only last 60-90 seconds before dissipating, and most jet engines today are almost incapable of producing condensation trails.

Devastating effects

If the visual evidence, patents, and scientific lab results do not convince you, just look at the effects happening in the world already. To begin:

Dane Wigington, founder of Geoengineeringwatch.org has stated, “the results of this are going to become so catastrophic that no one will be able to deny it for much longer”.

And as for conspiracy deniers who always seem to ask the question, “if this is real, why don’t you do something about it, such as taking legal action?”

For one, I am doing something about it, by getting the word out. What’s more, legal action has already been underway for some time.

What will you do, now that you know?

Please leave your thoughts in a comment below and share this post.

 

 

Professor Punishes Students’ Freedom of Speech – What Would You Do?




Freedom of Speech

Another week, another freedom of speech related controversy.

The OC Register provides a summary of the event: 

“An Orange Coast College student who secretly videotaped his instructor making anti-Trump statements was suspended from school and told to write a letter of apology as well as a three-page essay about the incident.

The college suspended Caleb O’Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated a Coast Community College District policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person’s consent.”Again, a conservative has been silenced. Have you begun to recognize a pattern by now?

Meanwhile, a radical professor seems free to make claims such as “it is an act of terrorism” to have voted for one political candidate over the other.   And she argues as a result we are “back to being in a civil war”. She even went so far as to say those “leading the assault are among us”. This implies that voting for a particular political candidate makes one a terrorist. As of the time of this writing, she has not faced any consequences whatsoever.

Inappropriate Context

Keep in mind that this all happened during a course on “human sexuality”.  Speculating on what motivated this rant, during this class, is not my place.  Although, doing so might lead to very entertaining conclusions (dear writers at The Onion – here’s some prime material for you).

So what happened to this innocent student as a result of taping a portion of this bizarre lecture on “human sexuality”? As mentioned above, he was suspended for the entire semester and into the summer. He also has to write a letter of apology and a three-page essay.

Does the teacher have to apologize to conservatives in her class whom she might have horrified with her radical rant? It seems that’s not a consideration.

By the way, the student recorded the rant for the very reason that he was scared of what might happen if someone found out he was a conservative.

We have entered an era where a college student can’t help but wonder, “Is this crazy person going to lash out at me or bump my grade down if she finds out I don’t agree with her radical statements?”    

As a result, he recorded part of the lecture, not so he could post it online, but to bring it to the attention of the campus administration. Students posted the video online only after the administration failed to act:

“O’Neil took the video to leaders from the school’s College Republicans, who, joined by attorney Shawn Steel, complained to the campus administration. A week later, saying they were frustrated that the administration had not acted on their concerns of a teacher using her  classroom as a bully pulpit, the campus Republicans posted video clips online, where they quickly became national news.”

 Of course, no one on campus reacted to such statements. They agreed with the whole of the teacher’s rant, more than likely.

As a result, little recourse remains for a student placed in such a situation. He was faced with the choices to either make the video public or continue to be silenced and live in fear. William Becker, O’Neil’s attorney for this case, explained the situation quite well:

“This is an attack by leftists in academia to protect the expressive rights of their radical instructors at the expense of the expressive rights of conservative students on campus,” said Becker, president of Freedom X, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving religious and conservative freedom of expression. 

A host of recent instances similar to this one might fit the same statement. Take for example the raging protests against now former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

In addition, it speaks volumes that an organization such as “Freedom X” even needs to exist in the first place.

Constitution Under Continued Attack

We already have something dedicated to preserving religious rights and freedom of expression. It has existed for over two centuries.  The Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights serves this purpose.

Yet decades of social engineering and indoctrination have chipped-away at all aspects of the document that first made America great. Once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity, America has now been reduced to a squabble of bickering children.

All this fighting only distracts us from bigger issues that affect us all. This fury ought to be directed, for example, at central bankers hell-bent on impoverishing nations through devaluation of central bank-issued fiat currencies. Or in the case of the European Union, impoverishing an entire continent at once by putting it under the control of a single central bank and currency.

Dangerous Ideas

We must do everything necessary to maintain what little freedoms we have left. Do not allow those who practice intolerance in the name of tolerance to silence you.

We must stop the association of populism with terrorism.  it’s already legal in America to imprison anyone suspected of terrorism without proof or trial.  Therefore, there can be few ideas more dangerous than this.

All in all, college campuses appear to be stifling freedom of speech more than nurturing it. True, filming a professor during a lecture is against the rules.  However, this professor was not lecturing at all. She was ranting – on an inappropriate topic, in a dangerous way. Outrageous assertions, like suggesting that an election was an act of terror, belong on a blog or social media site. Not in a college lecture regarding human sexuality.  One ought to be free to make such assertions, but not in a context where it threatens another’s expression.

It becomes difficult to discern who has the right to freedom of expression when one’s right silences another’s.

What do you think? Was the professor out of line?  What would you do in such a situation?

Should the student have been suspended? Should they both be tried for terrorism?

Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

 

 

The Rise of Bitcoin and its Meaning of Freedom for Finance




 

Bitcoin Meaning of Freedom

Bitcoin may be the most significant technological invention of the twenty-first century. While I won’t go into excessive detail about what it is and how it works here, I will summarize its key characteristics, recent revelations, and attempt to explain why they have proven to be so revolutionary. Crypto currency has tremendous implications for the meaning of freedom.

 

The basics

Bitcoin is a new form of digital currency known as crypto currency. A computer programmer using the pseudo name “Satoshi Nakamoto” invented it around 2009. This form of digital money can be divided up and sent anywhere in the world in the absence of a third-party (such as a bank or PayPal). It cannot be created by fiat means (central banks create traditional currency out of thin air to no end), and must be “mined” using sophisticated computer hardware to solve complex algorithms. The difficulty of mining a coin rises exponentially as time goes on. The currency payment system works using a decentralized peer-to-peer network with which “miners” are incentivized to facilitate transactions by being awarded with new coins.

This means that no central hub or server needs to exist. A fully distributed, efficiently functioning, decentralized financial network has been created for the first time in history. For more on the mathematics and hard science of bitcoin, see the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper here. 

The following 5-minute YouTube video also provides brief analysis by such titans of business as Richard Branson and Bill gates, among others.

While one ought to ignore the extravagant price projections, listening to what the experts in this video have to say may be enlightening. They provide a good summary of key points for those unfamiliar with this development.

While many people may still be unaware of the technical aspects of crypto currency, it has begun to work its way into the mainstream. With each passing day, it becomes more and more recognized as a legitimate store of value and convenient medium of exchange. So, you may be wondering, how does one acquire bitcoin, and what can it be used for? The answers to such questions are legion.

Uses and Acquisition

Bitcoin ATMs have already sprung up in many places. In fact, there are a total of 552 BTC ATMs in America, a full index of which can be seen here. Large merchants such as Expedia.com and Overstock.com accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Many online precious metals dealers also accept Bitcoin in exchange for copper, silver, gold, and platinum. The number of businesses accepting bitcoin and other alternative crypto currencies as payment continues to grow.

Upon gaining more widespread acceptance and legitimacy, Bitcoin has begun to boom. A year ago (January 2016), its market cap was under $7 billion. Today (January 2017), it has risen to over $12 billion, at some points reaching as high as $16 billion. While some financial commentators note that this overall market cap pales in comparison to most traditional financial markets, they tend to overlook the pace at which it has risen. If this pace were to continue, it would place bitcoin in contention with many other financial assets in short order. Some say this has already begun.

Rapid Rise

This rapid increase in value can be attributed in large part to the ongoing instability of geopolitical events over the last year. It began with Brexit (Great Britain choosing to leave the European Union), accelerated with the election of Donald Trump, and really took off into the stratosphere with the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan.

Indeed, the Chinese are responsible for the bulk of bitcoin investing and trading. Chinese trading accounts for somewhere around 90% of all the bitcoin traded in the world. The Chinese are the biggest investors in the crypto currency sector. So often, when there are big moves, it can be attributed to something they are doing.

Seeing their native currency depreciate rapidly, Chinese buyers may be the largest factor in finally pushing bitcoin prices beyond the psychologically important $1,000 mark. 

Of course, crypto currency being notoriously volatile, the price quickly retreated back to the $900 range. This kind of steep correction often follows a quick spike upwards. Still, bitcoin continues to become more stable with time. At the time of publishing, the price stands at about $810 per bitcoin.

For some historical perspective, it’s worth noting that over the past year, bitcoin has still risen over 100% percent relative to the US dollar, and almost 15% over the past month, even after the sharp decline from its recent peak. Going back even further, again looking at values in USD, the value has risen over 350% in the past two years, and over 1,200% in the past four years! Astonishingly, bitcoin has soared approximately 7,500% since its inception back in 2009.

During the year of 2015, bitcoin became the best-performing asset in the entire world.  And while it’s not certain yet, it looks as if it may enjoy that same status for the year of 2016 as well.

Summary

In short, crypto currency allows people to become their own banks, as it requires no third-party for transactions. This amounts to a huge advancement for individual liberty and brings the meaning of freedom into new realms for personal finance. The value of a digital commodity that cannot be created by fiat cannot be overstated.

As mining coins becomes more difficult, they become more and more scarce as a digital commodity. The most noteworthy aspects of this whole thing involve the following: 1) for the first time, a real digital commodity has been created – something that cannot be created by fiat, and 2) an online medium of exchange not requiring a third party now exists. Entire books could be written on the magnificence and significance of this.

If you’re interesting in getting into the crypto currency sector, engage in your own meticulous research before doing so. The legendary investor Warren Buffet has been known for stating that one of his biggest keys to success has been never investing in something he doesn’t understand.

Should you decide crypto currency might be for you, the best options include US-based exchange Coinbase and local bitcoin ATMs. Look into a BTC ATM in your area, or learn more about Coinbase, the largest exchange and online-hosted wallet for digital currency.

What do you think? Does the idea of owning your own money (rather than entrusting it to a bank) appeal to you? Does the ability to conduct secure financial transactions, without a third party and with almost zero fees, sound intriguing? How do you see this impacting the meaning of freedom, from a financial perspective? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

 

 

Five Reasons why the “Russian Hacking” meme doesn’t hold weight

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“Russian hackers” and “propaganda” being used as excuse to threaten freedom of speech

By now, everyone has heard of this infamous, anonymous “Russian hacker” who has infiltrated USA elections.  And somehow, under the direction of Putin himself, this person or group allegedly elected Donald Trump to the presidency.  If true, this would have dire implications for the meaning of freedom in our elections.

In case the absurdity of this accusation isn’t apparent, allow me to articulate the reasons why it holds no weight whatsoever.  Following the evidence in this article, (or rather, lack thereof) one will begin to question how anyone buys into this hysterical fabrication against Russia.

  • Denial by Julian Assange.

As the story goes, Russia somehow leaked the DNC hacks to Wikileaks, while keeping the RNC leaks under wraps.  The only problem with this story is that Assange himself has stated that the leaks came from directly within the DNC itself, not Russia.  Russia had nothing to do with it. Neither did Putin.  According to Assange:

“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told the Australian broadcaster as part of a 25-minute John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.

In addition to this, there are also several experts who explain why these assertions do not align with reality.

  • Analysis by William Binney

For those unaware, William Binney designed the NSA’s surveillance system. He left the NSA due to ethical concerns about what bulk data collection meant for freedom, another in-depth subject not to be covered here. In short, Binney finds it ridiculous that the Russians had any involvement in the DNC hacks.  He points out that there is no evidence for this claim:

“This is a big mistake, another WMD or Tonkin Gulf affair that’s being created until they have absolute proof” of Russian complicity in the DNC hacks, he charged during a Newsweek interview. He noted that after the Kremlin denied complicity in the downing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1983, the U.S. “exposed the conversations where [Russian pilots] were ordered to shoot it down.” Obama officials “have the evidence now” of who hacked the DNC, he charged. “So let’s see it, guys.“

As it turns out, Binney is not the only expert questioning these far-fetched accusations.

 

  • John Mcafee statements

John Mcafee created one of the world’s premier anti-virus software systems. He also ran for the Libertarian Party’s candidacy in 2016. Again, here we have another example of a cyber security expert calling out the Obama administration on its utter fabrication. With regard to the FBI Joint Analysis Report:

“McAfee argues that the report is a “fallacy,” explaining that hackers can fake their location, their language, and any markers that could lead back to them. Any hacker who had the skills to hack into the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks, he said

“If I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization,” McAfee said, adding that, in the end, “there simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.”

 So we see that the very basis of the “Russia did it” meme cannot be true under any circumstances. There exists no possible way of knowing the Russians did it. Understanding the fallacy behind this idea leads one to the question: why now?

  • Suspicious Timing of the Accusations

One simple question arises out of all this: why has it only come to light now? Of course, the suggestion was brought up during the campaign that so-called “Russian hackers” MAY, at some point, possibly “hack the election”, whatever that means. And as to be expected, with this narrative implanted in the matrix, it was then seized upon once Trump emerged victorious. What a convenient excuse for the failed campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Consider this – if it was known that someone may “hack the election”, why were precautions not taken to ensure it wouldn’t happen? Why has this only come out after Trump won? So many things do not add up here.

Not only does the entire idea make zero sense whatsoever, but no evidence has ever been presented that could possibly lead one to believe it.

  • Lack of Evidence

Of all the reasons not to believe this Russian hacking conspiracy, this one is the simplest and most obvious. Not a single shred of evidence has been conjured to back these baseless accusations. Not one. Absolutely nothing. The only thing that even comes close involve some shadowy, vague reports from intelligence agencies suggesting that it might have been Russians, but they really can’t say for sure, and have no concrete evidence. This ought to be a red flag. And as stated earlier, these reports have come under question by experts who highlight the fallacious nature of the statements made.

All in all, this conspiracy theory has to be one of the craziest ever concocted by mainstream fake news media. In addition, the fact that this has been used to justify cracking down on so-called “Russian propaganda” has serious implications for the meaning of freedom of speech. Now anyone who presents a viewpoint contrary to the establishment narrative may be labeled a Russian agent, and therefore censored.  While that may sound hyperbolic, Orwellian legislation has already been passed to just this end.

This begs the question, will the author of this article be branded as such? Am I indeed an “agent of Russia”? Did Putin himself force me to write this article? And, most importantly, does this justify censoring my views and writings?

I encourage the reader to question and research this fake news.

What do you think? Are Russians responsible for the election of Donald Trump? Even if this hacking accusation were true, does it justify curtailing freedom of speech? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.