Government gropers at airports a ruse for body scanners coming to schools and malls

Naked Scanners paid for by Stimulus; George Soros holds financial interest in company

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/29959

Perhaps one of the most controversial topics today is the use of “naked” body scanners at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As this investigation found, it is indeed a matter deserving of such controversy and further investigative focus.

Using the attempted Christmas Day 2009 bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by 23-year-old “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as “Exhibit A” for needing the ultra-intrusive “naked” body scanners, the TSA, under the direction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, stepped up their purchases and deployment of the scanners to U.S. airports.

On Christmas day 2009, a total of 40 full body scanners were present at only 19 airports in the U.S., but that would soon change. Immediately following the significantly odd incident aboard flight 253 where Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian national traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit reportedly attempted to light explosives hidden in his crotch, former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff and co-author of the U.S. Patriot Act took to the airwaves to lobby for the placement of the nuclear scanners at all airports. Chertoff, the head of the Chertoff Group, a private security consulting agency, served as former DHS secretary from 2005 to 2009.

While working in that capacity in 2008, Secretary Chertoff authored a 38-page terror assessment warning of terrorists, posing as refugees for example, that would exploit our security deficiencies, including air travel. In hindsight, his warning seemed almost like a prediction that Christmas day.

In the wake of his flurry of media appearances suggesting that full body scanners would likely have caught Abdulmutallab before he boarded flight 252, an article critical of Chertoff appeared in the January 1, 2010 edition of The Washington Post. The former DHS secretary was criticized for “using his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients.” It was disclosed that Chertoff’s security consulting agency included a client that manufactures the controversial scanners. That client is Rapiscan Systems, the leading provider of the scanners to the TSA and numerous other airports across the world.

The units often referred to as “naked” or “nuclear” body scanners are more officially known as the Secure 1000 Single Pose scanners, made by Rapiscan. They also produce scanning units for air cargo inspection.

Rapiscan is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSI Systems, Inc., a worldwide company based in California that develops and markets security and inspection systems.  It is one of a handful of such companies trying to corner the market on security hardware for the air transportation industry – a market estimated to be worth $300 billion in the United States alone.

As indicted by the per-share price of the company’s stock, various divisions within OSI Systems, Inc., with the exception of Rapiscan were posting financial losses during the fiscal years 2007 through 2009. Month end stock prices of OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) fell from $27.35 per share in June 2007 to $20.85 in June 2009.

OSI Systems, Inc. received a financial boost in September 2009 when it entered into a $173 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. On October 1, 2009, the TSA purchased “multiple scanners” from Rapiscan at a cost of approximately $25 million under the terms of that contract.

As shown by the following graph, demand for the scanners and the value of OSI stock did not take off until the attempted Christmas Day bombing. The demand sharply increased not only in the U.S., but worldwide. Rapisan suddenly grew as other countries contracted with Rapiscan for their scanning units. Most notably, perhaps, was a February 2010 deal between Rapiscan and the government of Nigeria, the very country of origin of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Immediately before that deal, OSI Systems, Inc. announced a deal with Great Britain for scanners at Heathrow and Manchester International Airports.

Thanks to the worldwide scanner market demand, the revenues of OSI Systems, Inc. grew nearly 25% during the first quarter of 2010 over the same period of 2009, to over $65 million as a direct result of major government investments.

A second purchase for “multiple units” was announced on 29 April 2010 for $16 million. It is interesting to note that OSI Systems, Inc., announced at this time that the “naked” body scanners were bought with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus) money, from a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on 17 February 2009.

On 22 September 2010, Rapiscan announced that it received orders from the TSA totaling $35 million for the 620DV Advanced Technology (AT) checkpoint X-ray baggage inspection system. The delivery orders were the first of that type placed by TSA under the terms of a five year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The systems will be deployed by TSA at airport checkpoints in the United States, where they are to be used to screen passengers’ carry-on baggage.

A look at OSI Systems, Inc., including its Rapiscan subsidiary identifies Deepak Chopra as the president and CEO. Chopra, individually and through his PAC, has been identified as a significant donor to the Democratic party, including contributions to the campaigns of Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that he accompanied President Obama and his royal entourage by invitation on his recent trip to India to promote further trade between the two countries. The trip was paid for by U.S. tax dollars.

Investigation into the financials of Rapiscan and its parent company becomes even more interesting when it is learned that George Soros also holds a financial stock interest in the company. As of last June, Soros held about 12,000 shares of OSI stock.

But if these scanners have been around for some time, what then, caused the most recent uproar regarding their use?

Based on my investigative findings, I submit that there are two primary reasons for the growing public outcry over the “naked body scanners.”  Both have been expertly addressed by investigative blogger and talk show host Alex Jones via the Drudge Report, who has been warning the public about the scanners since they were first introduced.

First, there has been heightened awareness of the possible radiological dangers posed to the TSA agents operating the scanners as well as to the passengers being screened. Although there have been numerous official assurances to the public that the scanners pose no health risks, several scientists and radiologists have concluded otherwise.

Secondly, there are the images themselves. It is important for the public to understand that the images of scanned passengers shown to the public have passed through filters to “tone down” their graphic nature. In reality, the images that are visible to TSA officials are much more revealing. Having seen actual images of a full body scan on a TSA computer for the purpose of completing my investigation, I can tell you that the images are extremely graphic and leave very little to the imagination. To be sure, they do not resemble the images that are being shown to the public.

Additionally and despite assurances to the contrary, there have been many documented abuses and misuses of the scanned images taken by TSA officials. Despite denials, images are stored in databases, ostensibly for “training” purposes. However, the number of images currently being maintained, along with the location of their storage (in some cases, outside of the TSA), indicate a purpose beyond any legitimate training program.

What has yet to be publicly disclosed is, in my professional opinion, most alarming.

Based on the instructions from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a directive was reportedly issued by the TSA on 29 October, 2010. That directive instructs all TSA screening agents to perform “enhanced” pat down searches that involve the actual groping of women’s breasts and the genitalia of all passengers, including children.

Upon learning of that directive, I conducted an interview with a trusted source working within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on 12 November, 2010. According to the information obtained during that interview, the enhanced pat down directive was not in response to any intelligence or actionable threat. Instead, it was issued as a result of the number of airline passengers “opting out” of the body scans. The reasoning was that passengers would be more likely to select the more passive and less invasive of the two options. In other words, the directive was meant to “convince” people to choose the (ostensibly) less personal and humiliating scrutiny of a full body scanner instead of being groped by a TSA agent.

One might wonder why one option over the other would matter so much to the Department of Homeland Security. The answer might possibly be found in DHS documents described as “conceptual discussions” about trial deployments of the full body scanners to non-aviation public locations, such as sports stadiums, schools and malls. It appears that it is the intent of DHS to eventually install naked body scanners in these venues. But first, the public must be “conditioned” to accept their use at airports.

Meanwhile, Big Brother will stop groping you, your wife and kiddies as soon as their full body scanners are planted in your local schools, stadiums and malls.

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When Russia Saved America

From Eli James

Our so called “History” books have always perpetuated the lie that the American Civil War which was fought from mid 1861, until Robert E Lee surrendered to Ulysses S Grant, at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865, was fought for the freeing of Southern slaves, and for Preservation of the Union. Oh, how little the true facts have been able to come to light, until the advent of the internet, and the ability to fully research and dissect the truth!

Few people are aware that the Civil War was created by the Rothschild banks in Europe as their method of bringing the US back into their fold and to impose their private banking schemes onto the free citizens of the United States! Andrew Jackson years before the Civil War had killed the private banking cartels in America, and the American financial system was based upon currency produced and backed by the government. The United States was still young, but it was prosperous. The Rothschilds in their perpetual greedy need for world empire would not stand idly by while America prospered and was a shining beacon of example to the rest of the world, and to the countries that were basically slaves to the Rothschilds, as to how public interests in finances was for the benefit of the people. There was fear that if the European Rothschild bank controlled nations saw how the US system worked, they might overthrow these criminals!

The Rothschilds knew the danger, and therefore they sent their agents into the southern states in the 1850’s, and through their interests, lies, and money, were able to successfully entice these states to separate from the Union starting with South Carolina in December, 1860. Basically, southerners were lied to about the reasons for their declaration of a Confederate States of America from the start.

The plan was to separate the states and destroy Washington’s power, therefore dissolving the Union. With the dissolution of the Union, they would bring in their private banking and take control of what was left of the United States. Abraham Lincoln saw the danger, and was able to rally the cause of Preservation of the Union. His greatest act against these bankers was in 1862, when he approached the banking cartels of NYC requesting funds for the war. When these bankers who were actually agents of the Rothschilds agreed to lend the money to Washington, but at 24-36% interest rates, Lincoln was outraged. It was through an idea from a friend, Colonel Dick Taylor of Chicago, that the US started printing their own money, called “Greenbacks” interest free and based only upon the good standing of the government! With the issuance of Greenbacks, the US was able to fully finance the Civil War without any interference from criminal banking!

The Rothschilds were obviously outraged, and launched another scheme to destroy the USA. They laid out plans for direct European intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the south! Now here is one of the greatest twists in history; The Czar of Russia, Alexander II, who was against the Rothschild European Empire, intervened and warned the Europeans that if they even attempted a direct military intervention into America, they would be at war with Russia as well! The Czar even went as far as to send squadrons of Russian warships to America to help the Union cause.

Here is a fabulous article by John Kaminski that shows how Russia had saved America from the evil Rothschild plans in the Civil War:

When Russia Saved America

Suppressed history book reveals eerie similarity to current events

By John Kaminski

8-29-9

Hacked to pieces by Jews (how many Jews have a sense of remorse over this — they whose world view revolves around the collective guilt of gentiles for every Jewish ill, real or imagined?) For the sake of all victims of Zionist Jews past, present and future, you had better pay close attention to the warning in the following article. – Dick Eastman

Like Czar Nicholas II (of Russia), Emperor Charles I of Austria, and Kaiser Wilhelm II (of Germany), Napoleon I permitted Jews to occupy the most important posts in his empire, and all four Emperors were betrayed, ruined, and maligned by the Jews . . . The same will happen to every country, ruler, or individual who will place reliance in them. – Maj. Gen. Count Cherep-Spirodovich, The Secret World Government, or, “The Hidden Hand,” 1926, p. 97

From all these numerous proofs that the Jews are the organizers of all the bloodshed . . . could we not deduce without the smallest doubt that it will be Jews who plunge the United States into an ocean of blood in the nearest future, unless the Americans open their eyes and drop their blind groundless optimism …– Op. cit, p. 143 ( … 1926!)

By John Kaminski

What follows is an excerpt comprising pages 160-175, abridged for space and redacted for contemporary style, of Count Cherep-Spirodovich’s 1926 classic – The Secret World Government, or “The Hidden Hand” – which provides an accurate description of the world’s 19th century history minus the criminal sanitizing by Jewish censors that has perverted virtually every book published in the English-speaking world ever since.

To cut to the chase, three points in this work are critical to our continuing existence on this planet.

  1. Russia saved the United States from division and destruction by the slimy network of the Rothschild moneymen at a crucial point of the American Civil War. The subsequent capture of Russia by the Jews was the first major step toward getting the white nations of the world to destroy each other, a plan which nears completion today.
  2. Jewish bankers engineered the American Civil War in the first place, and came close to achieving their “divide and conquer” strategy except for the bold intervention of Czar Nicholas 1.
  3. What the Jews destroyed in Russia may have been the last best chance for mankind.

The Secret World Government, or, “The Hidden Hand,” by Maj. Gen. Count Cherep-Spirodovich, 1926 (redacted 2009), pp. 160-175

The War Of Crime

Endless slanders were rumored against the Romanovs. Every author knowing this kept silent about their good side and blackened all their deeds.

Disraeli (first Jewish British prime minister, 1852), with typical Jewish boastfulness, explains in his book “Coningsby” the vast underground organization of the Rothschilds. It was a trifle, a joke for them to induce the Turks to organize massacres of the Christians, and thus provoke Russia. This done, it was easy to persuade Napoleon 3 (of France) that he ought to defend the faithful.

Thus, “the greatest murderers of Christians,” through Disraeli, induced England to foully attack Russia. The war in Crimea was the tragic mother of all the wars that followed.

Disraeli was saying that “a great Russia was a danger,” a lie, repeated by the Hidden Hand, in order to ruin Russia, which the Rothschilds achieved in 1917.

The Jews also organized pogroms in order to irritate all other nations against Russia.

Everyone knew Emperor Nicholas 1 did not a war. But he was betrayed by his Jewish ambassadors, who misled him.

The British ambassador to Petersburg, Sir Hamilton Seymour, reported the Emperor’s words:

“Our two countries should be upon terms of close amity; our interests are upon all questions the same. It is essential for the two governments to be on the best terms. Turkey itself seems to be falling to pieces. England and Russia should come to a perfectly good understanding and neither should take any step of which the other is not apprised.”

The Tsar was shortly thereafter poisoned by his Doctor Mandt, bribed by the Hidden Hand.

Nicholas 1 had as his Minister of Finances a Jew, Kankrin, who, knowing that James Rothschild was staging a war on Russia, persuaded the Czar that railroads were mere toys, and delayed their building. This caused the failure of the war.

The death of Nicholas 1 opened the door for James Rothschild 3, who until his death in 1868 was practically the Autocrat of the World and Greatest Murderer of Christians, who commanded his chief executioners, the Jews: Disraeli, Napoleon 3, Bismarck, Karl Marx . . . all falsely called “great men” because, miseducated by the Jewish press, we are all duped by the “immoral doctrine of success,” i.e., when a man is successful we think: “He is a great man,” while he is only a great criminal, uplifted by the Hidden Hand.

The murder of A. Lincoln, of Garfield, and of McKinley, proves the Hidden Hand wishes presidents to obey it. When President Harding wished to free Alaska from Guggenheim, a Jew, this most gentle of the Gentiles “suddenly” died.

The purely Rothschildian “War of Revenge” in Crimea was absolutely useless to the nations, which shed their blood and spent their money only for the glory of the Rothschilds, who profited immensely.

The Crimean war proved to the Germans that Russia after all was not invincible. This discovery greatly encouraged militarism in Germany and helped the Rothschilds produce a series of wars leading up to the Big One in 1914.

A wedding in London

In 1857, at the marriage of Lionel Rothschild’s daughter, Leonora, to her cousin Alfonse, son of James Rothschild of Paris, all the Rothschilds were assembled in London. James and Lionel afterwards sat down with Disraeli and concocted a plan.

Disraeli could not resist jumping to his feet and boasting:

If you like, we shall divide the United States into two parts, one for you (James) and one for you (Lionel). Napoleon will do exactly as I advise him, and to Bismarck will be suggest such an intoxicating plan as to make of him an abject slave.

The three Jews decided then and there to destroy and plunder the United States, as we shall see.

Even a hundred years ago the issues between the Northern and Southern States produced greater dissensions and outbreaks. But the Hidden Hand was not interested then in the disturbances. Now the Hidden Hand decided to smash America and a tricky Jew, Judah P. Benjamin, was selected. According to Mr. Burton Hendrick, he was “the brains of the revolt.”

War is the Jews’ harvest, wrote Prof. Werner Sombart of Berlin. The Jew Franks and other agents of the Hidden Hand tried to increase the discord between the South and the North, which was carefully inspired for “freedom of the slaves.” Once the North began to insist, the South was encouraged by the Jews to resist. Hendrick gives proof of it, in his interesting book, “Jews in America:”

“At the time of the Civil War, Jews were found in every city, ever village, every plantation, every mining camp.” (p. 107)

The sudden death of the demigod Nicholas 1 gave the throne to his son, Alexander 2. Like all the Russian czars, they were known as extremely handsome, well-mannered and thoughtfully honest.

Listen to the descriptions of him. First from the Marquis de Custine:

“The habitual temper is gentle and benevolent. His expression is one of kindliness; his gait is graceful, easy and distinguished. He is truly a prince. He is modest without timidity. His appearance gives the impression of perfect breeding. If he ever should reign, he will exact obedience by the charm of his natural grace and manner. He is both imposing and agreeable. He appears to me to be one of the finest models of a Prince.”

Lord Palmerston spoke of him, when he was in London, as humane and conscientious to a most remarkable degree.

“He was perfectly urbane, courteous, tactful and indulgent. A modest well-educated tactful gentleman who was at no time of his life very much convinced of his own attainments, who would have been quite content to live the life of a simple private gentleman.”

Count de Mornay wrote to Napoleon 3 about Alexander 2:

All that I learn about him, his conduct of his family, his relations with his friends, bears the stamp of fair-mindedness and a spirit of chivalry. He does not bear malice. He never hurts anybody’s feelings, he is true to his word, and extraordinarily generous. It is impossible not to love him. He is worshipped by his people, and Russia breathes freely.

But nearly all the statements of the Jew Disraeli about Russia were lies invented to precipitate her downfall.

The successful murder of the “anti-war” czar Nicholas 1 and the uplifting of the Hidden Hand’s agents: Disraeli in England; Napoleon in France; Bismarck in Germany; Mazzini in Italy, so encouraged James Rothschild 3 that he decided to try the “American coup” suggested by Disraeli.

James invented the “Universal Jewish Alliance.” The Morning Post of Sept. 6, 1920, reproduced his Manifesto to all the Jews of the Universe. It read:

“The union which we desire to found will not be a Franch, English, Irish or German union, but a Jewish one, a Universal one. Other peoples and races are divided into nationalities; we alone have no co-citizens, but exclusively co-religionaries.

“A Jew will under no circumstances become the friend of a Christian or a Moslem before the moment arrives, when the light of the Jewish faith, the only religion of reason, will shine all over the world! Scattered amongst other nations, we desire primarily to be and remain immutably Jews. Our nationality is the religion of our fathers and to recognize no other nationality. We are living in foreign lands and we cannot trouble about the ambitions of countries entirely alien to us.

“The Jewish teaching must cover the whole earth! No matter where fate should lead – though scattered all over the earth, you must always consider yourselves members of a chosen race. If you realize that the faith of your forefathers is your only patriotism – if you recognize that, notwithstanding the nationalities you have embraced, you always remain and everywhere form one and only one nation – if you believe Jewry is the one and only religious and political truth – if you are convinced of this, you Jews of the Universe, then come and give ear to our appeal and prove your consent.

“Our cause is great and holy, and its success is guaranteed.

“Catholicism, our immemorial enemy, is lying in the dust, mortally wounded in the head. The net which Jewry is throwing over the globe of the earth is widening and spreading daily.

“The time is near when Jerusalem will become the house of prayer for all nations and peoples, and the banner of the Jewish mono-deity will be unfurled and hosted on the most distant shores.

“The day is not distant when all the riches and treasures of the earth will become the property of the children of Israel.”

Foreign troops in Mexico

English, French and Spanish warships landed at Veracruz, Mexico in 1862. In 1863 the French captured Mexico City. In 1864 Napoleon 3 placed Maximilian on the throne of Mexico. During this period it became apparent that the South was losing the American Civil War.

In 1863 the Confederate States offered Louisiana and Texas to Napolean 3 in exchange for his intervention with French troops, which were poised in Mexico City, against the North.

The danger was indeed great. It taxed even the genius of Lincoln; and the skill and patriotism of General Grant’s heroes could not have withstood such a combination . But the United States had its most faithful admirers in the Czars of Russia. For a long time they had contemplated the liberation of the serfs, but they were checked by the then-rampant “Prussianism” and by the landowners.

It was Czar Alexander 2’s magnanimous act of emancipating the Russian serfs by his Imperial decree of Feb. 19, 1861, which greatly influenced the similar movement in the United States. Some 47 million souls in Russia were freed.

The same object which by the Czar was obtained by the stroke of a pen, required in a Republic an ocean of blood and billions of treasure. Why? Because the Hidden Hand so desired it. On that same Feb. 19, 1861, the newly inaugurated Provisional President Jefferson Davis named his Cabinet.

Thus the Czar followed every step of the drama with keenest attention, and when the above plan of the Hidden Hand became known to him, he, through his ambassadors in Paris and London, informed France and England that their interference against the North would be regarded as a declaration of war against Russia.

Simultaneously, the Czar dispatched his Atlantic fleet to New York harbor, and his Pacific squadron to San Francisco with orders to fight every fleet or force which would attack the Northern states. He put his ships at the disposal of Lincoln!

In 1908, when many more survivors of the Civil War lived than today, every one of them knew it. The oldest people never failed to say to me:

We Americans must never forget how much we owe to Russia for our salvation in 1863-64.

None could doubt that the attack of the five powers which landed troops in Mexico in 1863 would have given the decisive victory to the Confederacy. The United States would have been disrupted and soon the South would have been annexed to Mexico and the North to Canada.

The history of the United States was written for the Americans by the Hidden Hand’s hirelings. This explains why this “incident” is carefully omitted from American history.

But not all Americans ignore it.

“Russia was astonished when American public opinion supported the cause of Japan during the war between those empires in 1904-05. It was a rude awakening from the dream of American gratitude, based upon her action in making a naval demonstration at New York and San Francisco in a critical period of the Civil War,” wrote J. Callan O’Laughlin in his “The Imperial America.”

The above stupid and base betrayal of Russia by the United States must be laid entirely at the doors of the Jews in America, led by Jacob Schiff, who deceived public opinion to such an extent that the Americans committed the most shameful act in their short history.

By helping Japan, which traitorously attacked unprepared Russia, who saved the United States in 1863-64 from mortal danger and who proved her lack of desire to come into the New World when she absolutely made a gift of the richest Alaska, the Americans created a veritable Japanese peril . . .

The above incident of vital importance to the United States is purposely withheld from the knowledge of the American nation by its publishers, writers and press, all controlled by the Jews.

John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida whose works are hard to find in those publications and on those websites that are controlled by Zionists. Email skylax@comcast.net

Major General Count Arthur Cherep-Spirodovich was a Russian nobleman who saw things clearly, judging by the Jewish-written derogatory citations on Google that you find written about him. Maybe they should change the name of that outfit to Jewgle?

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An Open Letter to Home Schools

by Jon Rappoport

Imagine this.  The key subject that turns a mediocre education into a brilliant one has been eliminated from most schools of any kind. It’s true, and that subject is logic.

James Madison, thought of by many as the father of the Constitution, studied logic intensely at the College of New Jersey.  In fact, we have 122 pages of Madison’s own handwritten notes from the course.  The course followed the pattern laid down in a famous 17th-century book, Logic or the Art of Thinking.

As a college student, Thomas Jefferson studied philosophy and logic under Professor William Small, at William and Mary.  Small had come to the college from Aberdeen, Scotland, where he, in turn, had studied under William Duncan, a renowned logician and author of Elements of Logick.  Indeed, Jefferson later remarked Professor Small went a long way toward shaping his life.

In both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we can see that the development of the content is achieved by a brilliant logical progression of ideas.

The philosopher whose work contributed most to the founding documents of the American Republic, John Locke, once wrote, “Logic is the anatomy of thought.”

To most students and teachers alike, these are buried secrets.  And for good reason.  The public school system of the United States has gradually eliminated this branch of knowledge, logic, from its curriculum.

Why?  Because the modern shapers of American education decided that the independent ability to reason was not a useful goal.  It’s that simple.

When you stop and consider it, creating strong and independent minds runs counter to the “flow” of education.  Instead, courses are meant to imprint data on student minds.  Period.

If students were taught the secret of logic, they would eventually be able to establish a position apart from peer pressure, apart from the Collective, apart from “the herd of sheep.”

They would be able to question, analyze, and dissect information with a skill that surpasses mere grumbling and adolescent dissatisfaction.

They would, in fact, fulfill, on an individual level, the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.

Teachers are meant to prepare students to go out into the world armed with the very best tools of thinking and reasoning.  Teachers are meant to train students so they have strong independent minds.

Let me point out that there is a difference between encouraging students to rebel and have grossly inflated opinions based on nothing and showing them how to think and reason with power.

In the former case, you are turning out pretentious people who are walking on thin ice.  In the latter case, you are imbuing students with superior skills that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

Were Thomas Jefferson and James Madison no better than rebellious teenagers out to cause trouble?  Or were they mature men who saw through the manipulations of tyranny?

In society today, we are faced with a flood of information wherever we turn.  There are three general goals implied by all this information:

  1. maintain things as they are, maintain the status quo;
  2. search for the conspiracy behind events;
  3. buy into grandiose solutions to our problems.

A student who is well ground in logic does not unthinkingly fall into any of these urgings.  Instead, he examines what he is reading, hearing, or watching.  He takes apart information and judges it on its own merits, on a case by case basis.  He finds the logical flaws and gaps in it.  He can assess the value of any argument and come to a rational decision about it.

Having and using this skill is one of the primary aims of a proper education.  Without a serious study of logic, this aim goes begging.  The student drifts on a sea of random, disconnected ideas and opinions.  Eventually, as an adult, to keep himself from living in a state of confusion, he grabs on to some authority and allies himself with it.  There is no predicting what that authority will be.

Is this the future we want for our students?

Or should we teach them how to reason, how to apply logic, how to have the kind of power the founders applied to their circumstances, in order to create, on these shores, an independent and free society?

JON RAPPOPORT, author of LOGIC AND ANALYSIS, a unique course for home schools and adults.

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The Big Debate: Greenbackers vs. Goldbugs

“If one creates money out of thin air and then lends what did not exist before, charging interest and obtaining physical assets as collateral, then that is in reality a model for theft.” – Dr. Prof. Franz Hörmann, University of Vienna

Creation of money out of thin air” is not by itself the problem. The problem is the private lending of these newly existing claims, the charging of interest on them, and the obtaining of physical assets as collateral and the power financiers to return money back into thin air. Not enough money is left in circulation for borrowers to meet their debt obligations which results in transfer of wealth produced in the business sector and earned by the household sector ending up in the hands of financial sector creditors whose only claim to it all is their ability to manipulate credit with a monopoly in making our purchasing power appear and disappear at will.

Biblical Law very clearly identifies usury and debt as being profoundly powerful instruments of personal and national enslavement; so much so that the penalty for charging usury is death. Likewise, divine law demands the nullification of all debt every 50 years in order to assure that no such situation (as that which we currently face) will never occur among an obedient and faithful people.

Greenbackers vs. Goldbugs

The battle to expose the Federal Reserve has been long and arduous. It finally appears that after nearly 100 years of absolute economic control and near complete debasement of the dollar, the Fed’s reign may be coming to an end. Its eventual demise is certain according to Black Swan author Nassim Taleb and others. With all the recent mainstream talk and speculation about the end of the Fed, it is time to debate solutions for the future of America’s currency. This may indeed be the most important discussion of our lifetime.

First, we must be aware that the Federal Reserve, along with other foreign private central banks and the IMF, have long had plans for a global currency. This is not conspiracy theory mumbo-jumbo anymore, but rather cold hard fact. Lew Rockwell wrote an excellent article summarizing the IMF’s push for a global currency – the Bancor. The recent international currency war may be the beginning of creating a false demand for something more stable for international trade. As all major currencies race to the bottom, the private banking cartel will surely offer their global solution. We know what their solution will be – continued debt slavery with more centralized control – but what will the people’s solution be?

Gary North wants gold in our pockets

Ellen Brown is for fiat money

There seems to be another currency war brewing right here in America. The debate between the two most popular proposed solutions of adopting the Greenback or the Gold Standard has just officially begun. Last week, Gary North, a Goldbug and author of Honest Money, wrote a scathing attack of Web of Debt author Ellen Brown, a Greenbacker. He took select samples from her book in an attempt to tie her public bank solution to Hitler, but failed to address the “interest-free” philosophy of her policy. Despite that, he does manage to frame the Goldbug’s argument against the Greenback, or public banking, as inferior:

Brown is a Greenbacker. She is open about this. Most people have never heard of Greenbackism. It has been a fringe movement in American political life ever since the 1860s. The Greenback Party in the 1870s was the first American political party to come out in favor of a pure fiat money economy, a paper money system controlled by Congress with currency irredeemable in gold coins or silver coins.

The Greenbackers are committed to paper money. They are opposed to any form of gold standard. They are opposed to fractional reserve banking. They are opposed to central banking, unless the central bank is 100% owned and controlled by Congress.

A rebuttal piece was then written by Interest-Free Currency activist Anthony Michgel [actually spelled Migchels — DE ] in defense of Brown and the Greenbackers where he goes after North and claims interest-bearing gold can never work:

What it is all about is the Goldbug people versus the Interest Free Money crowd. It is one of the most crucial debates around. As I have mentioned before both on this site and elsewhere, Gold is the preferred currency of the Banking Fraternity and they plan to reinstate it in their world currency, which is coming closer every day….

…North has managed to do something profoundly dishonest and unwise. In this enormous article of his he actually does not mention the problem of interest at all.

This is so totally unfair to Brown’s work, because this is surely one of the most important aspects of her narrative….

Interest free money, either printed debt free by the Government or through interest free credit either by private organizations or again by the State, is simple, proven technology and centuries old.

Yes, many systems have been abused resulting in inflation.

No, interest bearing Gold is definitely not an acceptable solution.

Passions already seem to be running high in the opening round of this most critical debate that surely will shape the future of our economy and society. Notably, both sides of this argument are in agreement that the Fed is a corrupt organization that must be ended. North acknowledged that Ron Paul and Ellen Brown share this common ground, but says the Tea Party movement (liberty movement) has “no economic understanding” and “They cannot distinguish Ron Paul’s opposition to the FED, based on the gold coin standard, from Ellen Brown’s opposition, based on a fiat money standard. They are intellectually defenseless.”

It seems a bit arrogant of North to suggest that the liberty movement is confused about why Ron Paul and Ellen Brown support ending the Fed, and it’s also disingenuous to say that one side of the growing movement is “intellectually defenseless” because of disagreements about the solution. Especially when Brown’s public banking movement appears to be immediately workable and is gaining ground as the first pragmatic step being to establish state banks — as proven in North Dakota, which has a state-owned bank and boasts the lowest unemployment and the only budget surplus of the United States.

The public banking movement opposes the Federal Reserve, like Paul, because it is unconstitutional, but also for a variety of other intellectually defensible positions, starting with the fact that they are a private monopoly who care not for Americans or the country. There are very real concerns that this group of banksters may maintain dominance of a gold-based system since they already have possession of most of the world’s gold – including much of the mining as well. Furthermore, if they can continue to create money on a fractional basis – even if backed partially by gold – and can continue to charge and determine interest, they’ll still possess the power to enslave-by-debt people, industry, and entire nations. Finally, the private profit motive of international banksters, driven by interest, has historically proven to encourage wars as evidenced by their funding of both sides of all wars. This would also seem to give them dubious power to determine the outcome of those wars.In turn, it’s a given that the liberty movement supports the restoration of the Constitution which clearly states that the coinage of money shall be in gold and that only the elected Congress is authorized to issue and control it. However, the Constitution says nothing of allowing a fractional reserve gold standard run by private bankers which is promoted by some Goldbugs. Furthermore, some Constitutionalists still maintain the strange notion that the government should belong to the people. Therefore, if we were able to restore the Constitutional principle for a government of, by and for the people, it would seem that interest-free currency issued and controlled by our elected government would be considered more constitutional than the current system.

It is true that gold has been valued in society for thousands of years and it will likely continue to maintain its terrific investment value for the foreseeable future. Gold clearly has a physical value derived from the incredible energy it requires to mine and refine it. But gold, as a limited resource, is interest bearing and can be hoarded by those with the wherewithal to do so. This would seem to suggest that gold could then be manipulated by the few who control vast sums of it. And that sounds a lot like the economic tyranny we face today with the private Fed.

North attacks Greenbackers because they “are opposed to central banking, unless the central bank is 100% owned and controlled by Congress.” As if to say, how dare the people demand ownership of their own currency. It shows a blinding distrust for Constitutional government and obvious preference for private banking interests. Goldbugs seem caught up on the fact that a unit of exchange must have intrinsic value, either backed by gold or as an instrument of debt, or both. They feel so strongly that fiat currencies are utterly unreliable, but spend little time discussing the motive behind the interest and supply manipulators. Additionally, it is unfair to suggest that fiat currencies are not redeemable in gold, as any widely acceptable unit of exchange can be traded for gold. Currently, one can buy an ounce of bullion for around 1400 Fed-deflated U.S. fiat Dollars.

I don’t want people to get the wrong impression. I believe gold is a great investment, especially in these turbulent times. And I also believe gold has a place in securing America’s currency. However, I worry that those who hold dear that a currency must be backed partially by gold in order to have legitimacy are susceptible to supporting a global currency if it includes gold as part of its currency basket. Perhaps I’m naive, but I’m not sure why a combination of the two solutions is not feasible, with interest-free paper Greenbacks redeemable in gold or silver, while also producing silver and gold coins for circulation – all tightly controlled by Congress, not a private organization, as per the Constitution. After all, Fort Knox is supposed to be the people’s gold, right?

Benjamin Franklin said that the American war for Independence was fought over money and currency (like every war) and the right of the Colonies to issue their own usury free currency apart from the Bank of England:

“That is simple. In the Colonies, we issue our own paper money. It is called ‘Colonial Scrip.’ We issue it in proper proportion to make the goods and pass easily from the producers to the consumers. In this manner, creating ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power and we have no interest to pay to no one.”

“The refusal of King George to operate an honest colonial money system which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the manipulators was probably the prime cause of the Revolution.”

“The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been that England took away from the Colonies their money, which created unemployment and dis-satisfaction.”

(In a conciliatory letter to a friend after the American Revolution, “Bulletin”, February 1989 & November 1991 issues, P.O. Box 986, Ft. Collins, CO 80522).

Instead of the interest free notes they issued as evidence of debt to each other, and which they used as a currency which will never multiply debt in proportion to the circulation, the colonists were required to use notes issued by the Bank of England on which they were required to pay interest. Franklin reported, “Within a year, the poor houses were filled. The hungry and homeless walked the streets everywhere.

Biblical Injunctions Against Usury (sample):

25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. (Exodus 22:25, King James Version)

36Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. (Leviticus 25:36, King James Version)

37Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. (Leviticus 25:37, King James Version)

19Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: (Deuteronomy 23:19, King James Version)

20Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. (Deuteronomy 23:20, King James Version)

43The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

44He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:43-44, King James Version)

7The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7, King James Version)Prophet Solomon’s words

Rev. 12:9: “It’s the same fatal bite of that old Serpent the Devil  and Satan which deceiveth the whole World”

8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:8-9, King James Version)

27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. (Matthew 25:27, King James Version)

7Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them. (Nehemiah 5:7, King James Version)

10I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury. (Nehemiah 5:10, King James Version)

5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:5, King James Version)

8He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. (Proverbs 28:8, King James Version)

2And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. (Isaiah 24:2, King James Version)

10Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me. (Jeremiah 15:10, King James Version)

8He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, (Ezekiel 18:8, King James Version)

13Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. (Ezekiel 18:13, King James Version)

17That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live. (Ezekiel 18:17, King James Version)

12In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 22:12, King James Version)

Quranic Injunctions Against Usury (sample):
Al-Baqarah 2:275 Those who charge usury are in the same position  as those controlled by the devil’s influence. This is because they claim  that usury is the same as commerce. However, God permits commerce,  and prohibits usury. Thus, whoever heeds this commandment from his  Lord, and refrains from usury, he may keep his past earnings, and  his judgment rests with God. As for those who persist in usury, they  incur Hell, wherein they abide forever

Al-Baqarah 2:276-280 God condemns usury, and blesses charities.  God dislikes every disbeliever, guilty. O you who believe, you shall  observe God and refrain from all kinds of usury, if you are believers.  If you do not, then expect a war from God and His messenger. But  if you repent, you may keep your capitals, without inflicting injustice, or incurring injustice. If the debtor is unable to pay, wait for a better time. If you give up the loan as a charity, it would be better for you, if you only knew.

Al-Imran 3:130 O you who believe, you shall not take usury,  compounded over and over. Observe God, that you may succeed.

Al-Nisa 4:161 And for practicing usury, which was forbidden,  and for consuming the people’s money illicitly. We have prepared  for the disbelievers among them painful retribution.

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