To Stop War, Do What Katharine Gun Did

[Media]
To Stop War, Do What Katharine Gun Did
By Norman Solomon
Posted March 29, 2018

do what Katherine Gun didDaniel Ellsberg has a message that managers of the warfare state don’t want people to hear.

“If you have information that bears on deception or illegality in pursuing wrongful policies or an aggressive war,” he said in a statement released last week, “don’t wait to put that out and think about it, consider acting in a timely way at whatever cost to yourself…. Do what Katharine Gun did.”

If you don’t know what Katharine Gun did, chalk that up to the media power of the war system.

Ellsberg’s video statement went public as this month began, just before the 15th anniversary of when a British newspaper, the Observer, revealed a secret NSA memo – thanks to Katharine Gun. At the UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ, about 100 people received the same email memo from the National Security Agency on the last day of January 2003, seven weeks before the invasion of Iraq got underway. Only Katharine Gun, at great personal risk, decided to leak the document.

If more people had taken such risks in early 2003, the Iraq War might have been prevented. If more people were willing to take such risks in 2018, the current military slaughter in several nations, mainly funded by U.S. taxpayers, might be curtailed if not stopped. Blockage of information about past whistleblowing deprives the public of inspiring role models. More…

Get Out of Big Banks NOW!

[Economic]
Get Out of Big Banks NOW!
by Randy Langel
Posted March 29, 2018

money not safe in the big banksA few months ago I discovered that US banks are not legally required to give you cash whenever you request a withdrawal It turns out that as soon as you deposit money in a bank, the funds become the bank’s property and you become an unsecured creditor holding an IOU from the financial institution. In trying to verify this I began researching the US financial system. As I dug deeper I uncovered a complex series of federal laws, risky big bank financial maneuvers, international financial group agreements, secret G20 leader approvals, and a mysterious, relatively unknown organization which happens to be most powerful financial entity in the world. These convoluted pieces of information came together when I unearthed a document co-authored by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bank of England outlining how the next big bank failure would be handled.

As of December 2012, federal laws, government agency approvals, international agreements, and tactical procedures are in place so the next big bank failure will trigger an entirely new resolution policy. No longer will there be a government-taxpayer funded Bail-Out, but rather a Bail-In. The big banks will be allowed to confiscate your deposits at their discretion with no prior notice. Your compensation for the bank’s absconding with your money is a new issuance of stock (equity) in their bank.

In other words, you may walk into your bank one day and instead of getting cash for a withdrawal request, you will receive a stock certificate and it will be your responsibility to convert it to cash. This legal seizure of your money will most likely happen in just one night in a process called “overnight sweeps.” More…

 Here is a video that outlines the risk to taxpayer funds held by schools, universities, municipalities, counties etc if they are deposited in a big bank. This video may be useful to present to public officials to inform them of the dangers of losing taxpayer public funds under their care.

Stanford Researcher: Americans Aren’t More Polarized; Only The Media and Political Elite Are

[Politics]
Stanford Researcher: Americans Aren’t More Polarized; Only The Media and Political Elite Are
by Shawn M. Griffiths
Posted March 29, 2018

Americans are not as polarized as the media representsA Stanford political scientist is stating what Independent Voter Network has reported for a long time now: Americans are not more polarized, despite what the media says.

It is the media’s reliance on a two-sided, “us-vs-them” narrative that has created the illusion that Americans are more divided than ever, when in reality Americans are embracing an independent path in greater numbers, and actually agree on several issues.

Because of factors like partisan gerrymandering and electoral rules designed to protect the two-party duopoly, over 90 percent of elections nationwide are safe for one party or another. Therefore, the elections are essentially decided in taxpayer-funded primary elections, which are controlled by the two dominant political parties. More…

If America Wasn’t America, the United States Would Be Bombing It

[Politics]
If America Wasn’t America, the United States Would Be Bombing It
by Darius Shahtahmasebi
Posted March 28, 2018

war on humanitySeriously, if North Korea seems like a threat, imagine how the rest of the world feels while watching one country violently take on the rest of the planet single-handedly, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake and promising nothing less than a nuclear holocaust in the years to come.

There is only one country that has done and that continues to do the very things North Korea is being accused of doing.

Take as much time as you need for that to resonate. More…

Freeholders File Lawsuit to Battle Opioid Epidemic Naming Manufacturers of Highly-Addictive Drugs

[Justice]
Freeholders File Lawsuit to Battle Opioid Epidemic Naming Manufacturers of Highly-Addictive Drugs
by Camden County Freeholders
Posted March 28, 2018

a small county takes on big pharmaIn order to take Camden County’s ongoing fight against opioid addiction to the next level, the Freehold Board will file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the drug companies, owners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers that ignited the epidemic. The lawsuit is being uniquely filed under civil racketeering statutes that deem these individuals owned and operated a criminal enterprise that marketed and shipped millions of highly addictive narcotics throughout the nation including, Camden County.

“The record profits achieved by Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family and those that worked in concert with them, were earned at the expense of the millions of individuals who became predictably addicted to the tsunami of opioids unleashed upon the marketplace,” Cappelli said. “The meteoric rise in opioid prescriptions, and the attendant rise in addiction to and abuse of these drugs, is not due to a medical breakthrough, but rather the defendants’ quest for greater profits at the expense of American lives.” More…

Since the federal and state governments are owned by big pharma and have done nothing to stop the purveyors of the opioid epidemic, it took a brave move by a small county to finally bring legal action against the true drug dealers at the top of the pyramid.

Russia Did It! Or maybe not…

[Politics]
Russia Did It! Or maybe not…
by Chris Martenson
Posted March 28, 2018

the Russians did itWhile the rush to judgment against Russia has been nearly universal by western countries, I would ask us all to please take a deep breath and to remember this: Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

While this is an historical embarrassment, it’s critical that we remember that the vast intelligence agencies of both the US and the UK were deeply complicit in promoting the false narrative that Saddam had vast stores of chemical weapons, claiming that he was within 45 minutes of launching massive and damaging strikes against American and British targets.

Of course, no such chemical weapons existed. There were no stockpiles of WMDs. The Iraqi military also had no means of delivering them, via missiles or aircraft. And more to the point, Saddam had never once threatened to do so at any point in time.

But none of that mattered. Saddam was relentlessly built up as a mortal and imminent threat in the press by a vast “coalition of the willing”. More…

7 Ways an Improved Spirituality is Emerging in the Western World

[Spiritual]
7 Ways an Improved Spirituality is Emerging in the Western World
by Phillip J. Watt
Posted March 27, 2018

improved spirituality Finally there is a little more ‘uncommon sense’ sweeping widely across spiritual mindsets in Western communities. Even though there are still many ideological splits – especially in regards to those who lean towards a more gnostic view and those who engage more with new age perspectives – there appears to be a greater acceptance of the shadow across the entire spectrum.

To begin, remember the saturation of lopsided new age memes that so many people were advocating over the last several years? Thankfully they have appeared to subside in intensity as many people begin to realise that denying the dark whilst deluding themselves with a false positivity just wasn’t working for them. Why thankfully? To put it bluntly, it was foolish. Impractical. It made little sense and just disconnected people further from not just themselves, but each other, and reality at large. More…

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