Local currencies: The wasted opportunities

[Community]
Local currencies: The wasted opportunities
By Ted Trainer
Posted December 11, 2017

Ithaca Hours, example of local currencyIn the sad history of the world a major role has been played by power over currency. Those who have most of the money, or capacity to create it such as banks, have been in a position to determine what happens, simply by being able to decide what it will be lent for, and on what terms. At one point the Duke of Wellington was almost defeated but was able to go on and win when the Rothschild bank decided to lend him a lot of money. Lincoln probably would have lost the American civil war because the banks refused to lend him money (on reasonable terms), but he did what Transition Towns should do, that is, he created his own money and spent it on what he needed.

In the new sustainable, just and delightful economies we are going to create, we local citizens will be in control of just about everything, including the creation, issuing and use of money. And the new currencies we will introduce will be the most powerful device we have for developing the systems we want. But this will only be so if they are carefully designed and introduced to bring about the desired outcomes. Unfortunately most of the local currencies I am aware of are totally lacking in sensible design, reveal no understanding of how best to use a local currency, and cannot have significant effects. More…

Pawns in the Game

[Economics]
Pawns in the Game
by William Guy Carr
Posted December 9, 2017

Nathan Mayer Rothchild, banker to nations and kings

Nathan Mayer Rothschild

Robert L. Owen, former chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, states that when associates of the Rothschild’s asked [Benjamin] Franklin how he accounted for the prosperous conditions prevailing in the colonies, he replied : “That is simple — In the Colonies we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Script — We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry.”

Robert L. Owen remarked that not very long after the Rothschilds heard of this they realized the opportunity to exploit the situation with considerable profit to themselves. The obvious thing to do was to have a law passed prohibiting the Colonial officials from issuing their own money and make it compulsory for them to obtain the money they required through the medium of the Banks. Amschel Mayer Rothschild was still in Germany but he was supplying the British Government with Mercenary Troops at £8 per man. Such was his influence that in 1764 he succeeded, through the Directors of the Bank of England, in having laws passed in accordance with his dictates.

The authorities in the Colonies had to discard their Script money. They had to mortgage the Colonial assets and securities to the Bank of England in order to borrow the money they needed to carry on business. Referring to those facts Benjamin Franklin stated. “In one year the conditions were so reversed that the era of prosperity ended, and a depression set in, to such an extent that the streets of the Colonies were filled with unemployed.” Franklin stated : “The Bank of England refused to give more than 50 per cent of the face value of the Script when turned over as required by law. The circulating medium of exchange was thus reduced by half”.[1] More…

Net neutrality supporters take protest to Verizon stores

[Politics]
Net neutrality supporters take protest to Verizon stores
by Sarah Tew
Posted December 8, 2017

protesting for Net neutrality On Thursday, people took to the streets outside Verizon stores across the country to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision to end protections for net neutrality. Here are some of the signs we saw outside Verizon’s flagship location in New York City.

At the heart of the net neutrality debate is the question of how carriers can avoid playing favorites with internet traffic. Net neutrality supporters worry that the end of the FCC’s regulations will bring new costs and fees.

Some people are hoping Congress will step in to stop the FCC’s repeal of the rules. More…

Some additional stories on the protests:
Protesters Demonstrate Outside Verizon Stores, Congressional Offices To Save Net Neutrality
People protest for net neutrality across US
Madison protesters join nationwide demonstrations against changes to net neutrality

NOW is the time to call you representatives if you want to keep the Internet as we have known it.
Call 202-224-3121 and you will be connected to your representatives.

Cherry Hill Protest Against Verizon’s Support Of Eliminating Net Neutrality

[Media]
Cherry Hill Protest Against Verizon’s Support Of Eliminating Net Neutrality
By Rudy Avizius
Posted December 8, 2017

Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman has announced that he will be scrapping Net Neutrality. This would effectively end the Internet as we now know it.

This former Verizon lawyer, is ignoring the people in favor of the big telecommunication corporations, who will profit from this at the expense of the people.

This move is a game changer similar in scope to Citizens United.

We lost our government to the corporations after Citizens United

Now we stand to lose the Internet to the corporations after the scrapping of Net Neutrality

People are not standing for this. On Thursday December 7 2017 there were protests at Verizon stores across 700 locations.
This is the protest in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

NOW is the time to call your representatives:
(202) 224-3121

How America’s Deep State Operates to Control the Message

[Politics]
How America’s Deep State Operates to Control the Message
by Philip M. Giraldi
Posted December 8, 2017

deep state controls the message we hearNot a single major media outlet in the US reported that it just might be possible that Putin was telling the truth and that the intelligence community, which has been wrong many times over the past twenty years, might have to look again at what it considers to be evidence. No journalist had the courage to point out that the claims of the Washington national security team have been remarkably devoid of anything credible to support the conclusions about what the Russian government might or might not have been up to. That is what a good journalist is supposed to do and it has nothing to do with whether or not one admires or loathes either Putin or Trump.

It is not possible to overstate the power of certain constituencies and corporate lobbies in the United States. These pressure groups, joined by powerful government agencies, many of which have secret agendas that focus on national security, constitute what is increasingly being recognized as “Deep State America.” Deep State is the widespread belief that there exists in many countries an entrenched and largely hidden infrastructure that really controls the national narrative and runs things. It explains why, for example, a country like the United States is perpetually at war even though the wars have been disastrous failures ever since Korea and have not made the nation more secure. More…

I’ve Been Banned From Facebook For Sharing An Article About False Flags

[Media]
I’ve Been Banned From Facebook For Sharing An Article About False Flags
by Caitlin Johnstone
Posted December 7, 2017

facebook censorshipMy personal Facebook account, which has the maximum 5,000 friends and an additional 5,000+ followers, has been blocked from posting for three days. My page hasn’t been blocked yet, but we’ll see; I shared the article there, too.

The reason given for this ban by the little pop-up boxes when I logged on just now was that a couple months ago I had shared an article about admitted false flag operations perpetrated by governments around the world. I don’t know what happened that made Facebook’s system decide to crack down on me now all of a sudden, but I do know I’ve been a bit naughtier than usual in my last couple of articles.

The article I got the banhammer for sharing is titled For Those Who Don’t ‘Believe’ In ‘Conspiracies’ Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks. According to the site’s ticker it has 50,667 shares as of this writing. It’s laden with hyperlinks for further reading, and lists only instances of false flag operations that insiders are on the record as having admitted to themselves. It’s a good compilation of important information. People should be allowed to share it. More…

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