Thursday, December 31, 2009

Person of the Year: Ron Paul

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Side Of The Iran Protests You Are NOT seeing.

Throughout the Media in the U.S., it is being reported how the U.S. Government stands with those fighting against "oppression", standing up for those who "protest peacefully against tyranny," along with many other remarks towards Iran's regime.

Here is in depth video showing just a little more than what is being told through the media.

This is no peaceful protest.

* NOTE * this is not for the weak.

Now, the video below is a video that goes into great detail on the proof of the U.S. launching efforts to destabilize Iran.

Here is an article on "U.S. Intelligence Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged"

And another:

US spies: Israel or UK forged nukes report on Iran

A "2nd Man" In The Attempted Attack On The Delta Flight, Staged???

A Must Watch...

The recent failed attack on a US passenger jet traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit was a set-up provocation controlled by US intelligence, author and journalist Webster Tarpley stated to RT.

Here is a CNN Report on people from the flight who back up Tarpley's claims that there was a 2nd Man with the Nigerian.

*JUST ADDED 8:09 P.M.*

Kurt Haskell ( from the previous CNN video ) on the Alex Jones show giving his full eye witness account of the event on Delta Flight 253.

Ron Paul on Larry King: Nigerian Terrorist ( Following Is Michael Scheur On Fox )

Watch Ben Stein goes into the level of discrediting himself, not having a leg to stand on by saying "Ron, Your Reasoning Is Anti-Semetic".

This was in response to Ron Paul Saying "They are terrorists because we are occupiers"

Here is Ron Speaking about Yemen & The Issue(s) before the interview.

Here is Former CIA, Head Of The Bin Ladin Unit, Michael Scheur On The Issue:

Finally, Paul Watson & Alex Jones Breaking Down The Whole Event.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Peter Schiff On Beck: Will The Govt. Get Out Of The Way In 2010?

The Other Side Of The War... Capture Of Bowe Bargdahl

*CAUTION* This is a very explicit video. If you are weak or get emotional to certain images or views, then do not watch the following clips.

The following videos are from the other side of the United States, the view of the opposing forces in Afghanistan.

The purpose of this post is to show the truth of all sides, not just one.

You WON'T See this on Mainstream Media.

The Taliban released a video of Private Fist Class Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who was captured by the Haqqani Network in June 2009 in Paktika province.

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

- Noam Chomsky

Talk about doing business, Israel BUSTED on "Harvesting Organs From Palestinians"

I usually don't post vlogs of individuals but this user ( ProteanView ) reads from multiple sources & then explains how Israelis use the "Anti-Semetic" card to try and libel an accusation, EVEN WHEN it comes out later to be true, as you will see in the RT video following below.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Doha Debates: Does The House Trust Iran Not To Build A Nuclear Bomb?

Starting tonight, I will begin to be posting, an event of debate called "The Doha Debates".

The Doha Debates are a forum for free speech in Qatar and tackle the region's most controversial and topical issues. They are part of Qatar Foundation and their broadcasting rights are sold to BBC World News where they are aired monthly, eight times a year.
The Debates entered into their fifth series in September 2008.

For More Info, Click Here

Egypt refuses entry to Gaza convoy

CAIRO — A Gaza-bound aid convoy in Jordan led by British MP George Galloway will not be allowed into Egypt through the Red Sea port of Nuweiba -- the most direct route -- Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman said.
There will be "no entry from Nuweiba. Entry can only be through El-Arish," on the Mediterranean coast, Hossam Zaki told AFP.
Around 250 trucks laden with European, Turkish and Arab aid -- both food and medical supplies-- arrived in Jordan from Syria on Wednesday and were headed to the Red Sea port of Aqaba for the ferry journey across to the Egyptian Sinai port of Nuweiba.
Entering through El-Arish port would mean going around the Sinai peninsula and through the Suez Canal into the Meditarranean.
In a statement, the foreign ministry said: "The Egyptian government welcomes the passage of the convoy into the Gaza Strip on December 27, on condition that it abides by the mechanisms in place for humanitarian aid convoys to the Palestinian people, including most importantly the entry of convoys through the port of El-Arish."
Egypt's Rafah crossing with Gaza is the only access point into the Palestinian territory that bypasses Israel.
British MP George Galloway, who is leading the convoy, had issued a statement urging Egypt to facilitate the convoy's passage.
In March, Galloway handed over thousands of dollars and dozens of vehicles to the Hamas-run government in Gaza after arriving in an aid convoy.
Israel and Egypt have severely restricted travel to and from the Gaza Strip since the Islamist Hamas movement seized power there in June 2007.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Nightmare before Christmas

Militants vow to counter US surge in Afghanistan

A top Pakistani militant commander claims he sent thousands of fighters to neighboring Afghanistan to confront thousands of incoming US troops to the country.

"Since (President Barack) Obama is also sending additional forces to Afghanistan, we sent thousands of our men there to fight NATO and American forces," the AP quoted Waliur Rehman as saying.

Rehman is a deputy to Pakistani militant chief Hakimullah Mehsud, and the man in charge of the group's operations in South Waziristan.

The remarks come after President Obama and his NATO allies have ordered 40,000 more troops to be deployed to Afghanistan to end a nine-year conflict there.

Meanwhile, a US military spokesman in Afghanistan, called Rehman's comments "rhetoric" that were not to be believed.

"We have not noticed any significant movement of insurgents in the border area," Spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks said.

America and its NATO allies say Pakistan is reluctant to track down the Afghan Taliban, particularly the so-called Haqqani network, led by former US ally Jalaluddin Haqqani.

This is while Pakistan has accused the US and NATO forces of not doing enough to stop militants and weapons crossing from over the Afghan border into Pakistan.

Hundreds of militants fled into Pakistan to escape a US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Senior officials in Islamabad say that President Obama's new Afghan war strategy and a surge in troops can destabilize Pakistan.


What’s Wrong With Global Government

Sometimes, I get so caught up in being opposed to something I fail to remind myself as to WHY I’m opposed to it. Yesterday I found myself – in the wake of so much news in the past few months regarding swine flu and the WHO; climate change and Copenhagen; and the manufactured economic crisis and the G20 – wondering if I could articulate to one who is not so politically aware or analytical just why I think Global Governance is such a terrible idea. Here are some of the reasons I knew that I knew, but just hadn’t taken the time to spell out to myself.
1. The loss of the people’s voice. Today in Washington, Americans on all sides of the political spectrum increasingly feel that we have no say in the decisions made by our leaders. Even though we vote, our choices of leaders are unsatisfying, frequently leading us to choose the “lesser of two evils.” John McCain isn’t a true Conservative, and thus left true Conservatives without a candidate. Barack Obama claimed to be a centrist but it turns out that he’s as much in the bag for the bankers as any good Globalist should be. Neither one of these two men – or any of the other candidates in the 2008 election, save one – were good for this country, and many people knew it but felt it their civic duty to vote for SOMEONE. For those of us who are not caught up in the false left-right paradigm, we looked at the candidates and thought, what is going on here, with this cult of personality battling it out against reluctant followers of a false war hero who in no way represents the traditional Republican ideals? We look at our members of Congress and think, what makes you think you can get away with continuing to put lobbyists and special interests ahead of your constituents? Yet they do get away with it because there’s just too much power behind Washington in the form of special interests, a lack of government transparency, and sheer arrogance.
If you think you lack a voice now, wait until we have Global Government. It would necessarily have to be tyrannical. It could not be a Democratic Republic (not that we really have that now) for the simple reason that it would be too difficult for the World leaders to control. We can relatively easily get on a plane or train, or hop in our cars and get ourselves to Washington DC and see our leaders face-to-face now. Our presence – if we wake up and start holding these officials accountable in whatever ways we have left – may once again remind them that they work for us, we don’t work for them or their lobbyist fundraisers. We can still have a march in DC including tens of thousands – like that of the Ron Paul Revolution or the tea party marches – to let them know that we’re watching. In a World Government model, it would be vastly more difficult to organize. We’d have to do it on a global scale and rely on the people of India or Afghanistan or Spain or Zimbabwe to have this march, people who generally are much worse off than we and are worried about how they’re going to feed their families tomorrow than going to a political march. The World leaders will be very comfortable in their ivory towers because they will know that they will be untouchable. So, your voice will be lost simply because of logistics. Regardless of who’s in power, your opposition to decisions made by a world body will be meaningless. If you’re liberal who truly cares about the plight of the hungry (and there aren’t as many of you as you may think), you will have no recourse to destructive policies made under the guise of “environmentalism,” and if you’re a conservative, you will scream at the top of your lungs about spending and no one will care. No one will even hear you. They’ll be too far away and too insulated for your voice to break through the walls.

2. Control. In a World Government model, there would necessarily have to be a technological control grid. The government simply can’t control 6 billion people (if that many are left when they’re done) without some sort of biotech or tracking devices. It will start with convenience, but the real reason will be control. We see this now even in America and Britain with the abundance of “traffic cameras” that automatically send you tickets for violating any one of our thousands of traffic laws. They can’t even control the population of a large metropolis – how will they do it on a global scale? A global government can’t control your “carbon emissions” (since that seems to be what they’ve resorted to), it can’t control your salary, it can’t control your internet activity, it can’t control your money, it can’t control your health unless we are all electronically tracked. Since the trend of global governance is heavily reliant on controlling people in order to achieve some sort of “greater good,” we must be tracked to make things “fair” for all people in the world. Yes – this is a joke. It is socialism at its worst. There are already RFID chips in our passports and our drivers’ licenses, but imagine what else the governors of this World body can use to track us. GPS on our cars, tracking where we go and storing that information just in case they need it later? Chips in our forearms? How else would a global health care system know what we’re putting into our bodies and if it adheres to our government-prescribed diet? How else will the government know if we’re going to our required one hour gym visit? Do I sound paranoid? I shouldn’t – the trend is towards less human-to-human interaction and more human-machine interaction. Think of ATMs, online ordering, and touch-tone menus when you call almost any company. Last time I went to the doctor, she had me put all my information not on a piece of paper, but a wireless entry system that sent my personal, intimate details to God-knows-where.
3. Management. We have the UN now, which is basically a useless organization, luckily for us. Even though member states donate their money to the UN, the leadership of a global government would have to be a financial body capable of compelling member states to pay to a coffer from which they will draw, supposedly to orchestrate the needs of the globe. Re-read that: “orchestrate the needs of the globe.” This is an impossibility. A small government body can’t orchestrate the needs of its small population, let alone the needs of 6 billion people. (This is ignoring the idea that we even need government to orchestrate our needs, which is debatable since most of what government gets involved in gets all screwed up, anyways.) Regardless of where on the political spectrum you lie, think about it on an accessible scale: public schools. Look at the school systems of any large metropolis…say, Chicago. In Chicago, we have hundreds of government workers, including teachers, principals, staff, security, secretaries, financial operators, etc. All of these people are working in tandem, supposedly to meet the needs of the hundreds of thousands of students in the system. Yet we still have failing schools, incredible government waste, teachers failing to get their paychecks, staff at human resources who let their phones ring and ring while they paint their nails, schools without textbooks but cappuccino machines and flat screen televisions in the downtown offices. Why? Because the vision of any large governmental organization that BY LAW must exist will falter because it’s too big. The workers “downtown” (or wherever this world body is based) is completely out of touch with the needs of the people to whom it’s dictating. Some banker in Copenhagen has no idea how I should best educate my child. And if you think that the global body will rely on the member states to communicate to it what those individuals need, again think of CPS. It’s global governance-in-training. It doesn’t work. The money isn’t used appropriately, people slip through the cracks, and we have no control over our own fates.
Lest some of you jump in here and say that it’s hypocritical to think that we will have a government that can’t manage its own money but can track our movements and actions, think of this: We have a government now that can’t run a DMV efficiently, but can track, record, catalog, and use your phone calls and emails against you at any moment, when it decides that you represent a threat to someone. We have a government now that can manipulate voter data in two minutes via hacking, and we have government agencies that can genetically modify our food, thus changing our DNA. The waste and fraud are not about incompetence – they’re about the simple fact that the people committing these acts of fraud and waste because THEY CAN. can storm into the DMV or the Chicago Public Schools’ Human Resources department and scream and I’ll be heard…somewhat. I can’t walk over to Copenhagen and scream. Again, it goes back to the loss of my voice as an individual.
4. The loss of our individual rights at the expense of others’. Think about this: In 2004, France passed a law prohibiting in schools “symbols or clothes through which students conspicuously display their religious affiliation.” In Switzerland, the building of new minarets is illegal. In America, we have new hate crime legislation that allows the federal government to re-try you if it’s unsatisfied with a not-guilty verdict in a hate crimes case, thus destroying our protections against double-jeopardy. There are now certain groups of people against whom crimes are more heinous than others. In all of these cases, the rights of the individual are completely wiped away because of group identity.
Diversity is an important aspect to living in a country such as America and a world such as ours. However, at what point to your individual rights to believe what you want, say what you want, and behave in a manner in which you want become less important than hurting someone else’s feelings? Imagine this on a global scale. Our bill of rights – which our founders wrote so as to keep the individual’s rights protected from government infringement – will be destroyed at the expense of “diversity.” It ceases to become diversity when only certain opinions are allowed. Imagine if suddenly – around the world – Muslim women who chose to wear the hijab were not allowed to do so. Imagine if suddenly – around the world – the construction of new Presbyterian churches was illegal. What would happen to diversity at the expense of diversity?
What does this have to do with World government? Conformity. The destruction of the individual and his or her desires, needs, dreams, personalities will be complete. Again, necessarily World government will have to streamline and level the world population, curbing our speech, beliefs, and actions. We’re easier to control then.
These are just some of the problems with World government. There are more – many more. Consider this a call to action – perhaps to add your own ideas, but more simply to become aware that this is our fate unless you wake up to the realities of what’s going on around you. The trend is towards global governance; it is almost upon us. According to the new EU president Herman van Rompuy, 2009 was the first year of World governance. Despite what I want, I agree with him. It happened seemingly without warning, but in truth people have been screaming about this for decades. They’re crazy, though; the “conspiracy theorists’ who are derided on television by the accepted talking heads tell us so, and many people believe them.
World government will be inevitable unless people start taking action in whatever way they need to in order to avoid it. We must take back the power that we’ve been letting go of gradually since this country’s founding. We must wake up. For those of you who voted for him, Barack Obama is NOT the savior of this country – you must see that by now. He’s committed to using the farce of climate change and destroying the United States financially in order to bring about Global governance, regardless if it’s what’s best for you, the individual.

Beth Srigley

Treasury removes cap for Fannie and Freddie aid


NEW YORK (AP) -- The government has handed its ATM card to beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Treasury Department said Thursday it removed the $400 billion financial cap it will provide to keep the companies from failing. Already, taxpayers have shelled out $111 billion to the pair.

Treasury Department officials said the $400 billion limit would be replaced with a flexible formula to ensure the two agencies can stand behind the billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities they sell to investors.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac provide vital liquidity to the mortgage industry by purchasing home loans from lenders and selling them to investors. Together, they own or guarantee almost 31 million home loans worth about $5.5 trillion, or about half of all mortgages.

Without government aid, the firms would have gone broke, leaving millions of people unable to get a mortgage.

The biggest headwind facing the housing recovery has been the rise in foreclosures as unemployment remains high. The Treasury's latest move could allow Fannie and Freddie to play a bigger role in restructuring mortgages for troubled borrowers.

The news follows the announcement Thursday that Fannie's and Freddie's chief executives could get paid as much as $6 million for 2009, despite the companies' dismal performances this year.

Fannie's CEO, Michael Williams, and Freddie CEO Charles "Ed" Haldeman Jr. each will receive $900,000 in salary, $3.1 million in deferred payments next year and another $2 million if they meet certain performance goals, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The pay packages were approved by the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie and Freddie.

That pay is far less than what their predecessors earned. Former Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd received $10.2 million in 2008 and former Freddie CEO Richard Syron pocketed $13.1 million. Both execs were ousted when federal regulators seized the companies in September 2008. The federal government blocked exit packages for the pair worth up to $24 million.

The chief executives' pay could spark new criticism about the government's numerous bailouts, but that may be unfounded, said Mark Borges, principal with management consulting firm Compensia.

Haldeman and Williams each could command between $5 million and $10 million in a similar position in the private sector, Borges estimated, and without the notable challenges and public scrutiny they face at these companies.

"I doubt too many people would look at these jobs and say, 'Gosh, I would love to go there for my next career move,'" Borges said. "The government is getting top notch executives to solve problems that are not easy to solve."

The bulk of their pay is also not guaranteed, Borges said, so these executives can't pocket and run and must meet certain long-term goals or risk giving some of it back.

Freddie Mac's board sets the performance goals for the chief executive, which won't be disclosed until next year. Fannie Mae's filing outlined its corporate goals including "being a recognized leader in the housing recovery," "protecting taxpayers," and "managing risk more effectively."

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac declined to offer further details on CEO performance goals.

Public anger over Wall Street pay boiled over earlier this year. In response, the Obama administration imposed pay curbs on banks that received government bailouts. All the major banks have since repaid their federal money, largely to escape caps on executive pay.

Former Bank of America Corp. CEO Ken Lewis, for example, agreed to forgo his salary and bonus this year under pressure from the government. Last year, he pocketed more than $9 million in total compensation. Bank of America received $45 billion in government assistance, which it has since repaid.

Freddie Mac hired Haldeman, a former mutual fund executive, in July. At the time, the company disclosed his annual salary of $900,000 but did not disclose other incentive payments. In September, the company hired a new chief financial officer, Ross Kari, and said his pay package would be worth up to $5.5 million.

Williams, formerly Fannie Mae's chief operating officer, took over as CEO in April after the first government-appointed CEO, Herbert Allison, took a job at the Treasury Department. Williams earned a base salary of $676,000 last year, plus a retention award of $260,000.

Washington-based Fannie Mae was created in 1938 in the aftermath of the Great Depression. It was privatized 30 years later to limit budget deficits during the Vietnam War. In 1970, the government formed its sibling and competitor McLean, Va.-based Freddie Mac.

Though the Obama administration has yet to divulge its long-term plans for the two companies, they are unlikely to return to their former power and influence.


Obama grants Interpol immunity as foreign 'assets' assigned to U.S. homeland

Russia will develop new nuclear missiles

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country will develop new generation of nuclear missiles to protect its "national interests."

In an interview with state-controlled television channels, Medvedev said that the missiles will increase efficiency of Russia's nuclear deterrent.

Medvedev's comment came after Moscow said it has successfully tested a ballistic missile that struck its target across the country in the Russian Far East.

The country's latest missile test -- that involved a Bulava missile -- had earlier failed over the White Sea.

Officials say the Bulava missile is central to Russia's plan to revamp its ageing weapons arsenal.

"Of course, we will develop new systems, including delivery systems, that is, missiles," said Medvedev.

The development comes as on December 19, the US and Russia failed to reach a new agreement to cut their nuclear arms despite the termination of an earlier Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) signed in 1991.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart failed to reach an agreement on the terms of a deal to replace START.

The Kremlin chief however went on to add that Moscow is determined to develop missiles. "Of course, we will develop new systems, including delivery systems, that is, missiles."

The new missiles would be developed based on arms deals signed between Moscow and Washington, he concluded.


Gitmo may remain open until 2011

The US military prison in Guantanamo Bay may stay open for another year despite President Barack Obama's pledge to close the infamous detention center by 2010.

Recent calculations show that the US administration's timetable to close down Guantanamo by January 2010 has to be revisited over legal and financial issues surrounding the relocation of camp, The Associated Press reported.

Opponents to Obama's plan to buy and upgrade a prison in the State of Illinois to a super-max security status have vowed to challenge the president's intended funding for the penitentiary and delay passage of laws meant to facilitate detention and prosecution of 'terrorism' suspects who face no charges.

"I think there will be bipartisan opposition" to bringing Guantanamo inmates to Thomson prison around 220 kilometers west of Chicago, said Donald Stewart who represents Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell.

US lawmakers also seem adamant to change laws ruling out detention of onshore captives who do not face prosecution.

Meanwhile, the scheduled purchase of the rural prison in Illinois may be postponed until March and will require around 10 months of renovations, officials say.


UK ready to 'alter legal system to appease Israel'

Hezbollah's leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the UK is prepared to introduce reforms to its legal system to appease Israel.

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday criticized the British government's decision to reverse an arrest warrant for former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

"Britain who claims to have the world's oldest democratic system has expressed readiness to make changes to its legal system to avoid issuing arrest warrants for Israeli officials over committing war crimes," Nasrallah said.

A British court recently issued an arrest warrant for Livni over links to Israeli war crimes against Palestinians during its December 2008 - January 2009 offensive which left over 1,400 Palestinians dead in the Gaza Strip.

Livni canceled her participation in a meeting in London after the verdict was issued.

The arrest warrant sparked furor among Israeli officials who warned the UK of strained relations.

"Israel calls on the British government to fulfill, once and for all, its promises and prevent an abuse of the British legal system against Israel and its citizens by anti-Israel elements," a statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

"The lack of determined and immediate action to correct this distortion harms the relations between the two countries," it added.

In response, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband expressed regret over the verdict and vowed to alter the law so that judges could no longer issue arrest warrants against Israeli officials or military officers.

Several Israeli officials have canceled visits to Britain because of similar arrest warrants issued after the Gaza war.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Philosophy vs. Conspiracy

Anyone who has worked in support of the liberty movement knows an unfortunate truth: it is all too often associated, rightly or wrongly, with "conspiracy theories" -- those all too often unsubstantiated, speculative viewpoints on various topics such as the assassination of JFK, the attempted assassination of Reagan, 9/11, the role of the Rockefellers and Rothschilds in modern world history, and the current doings of the Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations. The problem is that liberty's enemies are very aware of this association as well and they use it to their advantage. Too often freedom's detractors slander the liberty movement as being filled with conspiracy nuts and other wackos.

But you know what? In this regard, the dissidents have a point.

Now before any of you David-Icke-website-readers throw your latest edition of The Committee of 300 at your computer screen out of frustration, please know that I could care less if you believe that the Queen of England is the head of a vast secret organization hell-bent on making the United States English colonies again; or, that the Illuminati has been working for 300 years to reduce all mankind to slavery; or, that the Rothschilds have surreptitiously started every war since 1850 through their financing of national governments. Obviously, what you choose to believe is your prerogative and your right.

I can even admire many of the conspiracy theorists for their zeal in trying to bring to light corruption and some of the important questions they have raised (Why did Tower 7 fall anyway?) which poke holes in the "official" story. But at the end of the day, those same issues, no matter how entertaining or interesting, only become road blocks in furthering liberty, because no one wants to discuss universal healthcare, TARP, the deficit, or the War on Terror with someone who leads the discussion with "9/11 was an inside job" or "JFK was assassinated because he was going to get rid of the Federal Reserve."

More pragmatically, with regards to the furtherance of liberty, conspiracy theories, more often than not, are irrelevant. Most people are not concerned with whether there is a secret organization or two or three, etc. that controls the world's leaders and aims to bring every nation under a one world government. Most people are, however, concerned with their individual liberties and the governmental measures that result in their loss.

Why then worry yourselves about Freemasonry, the Bohemian Grove, or some meeting of the super-rich once a year on some resort inaccessible to the public? Your worrying may be justified, but your focus on conspiracy rather than the competing philosophies of freedom on the one hand and coercion on the other may actually hurt rather than help the liberty movement.

The liberty movement seeks to fight force and coercion no matter who seeks to do the forcing and coercing; and, the liberty movement fights bad ideas, no matter who holds or promotes them. Whether those who work to deprive us of our liberty are doing so in furtherance of a grand plan to become masters of the universe or are simply ignorant of the consequences of their actions is not the pinnacle of the liberty debate. Liberty lovers will fight for truth regardless.

That is not to say that some conspiracy theories do not warrant attention, or even, that there are not some that are true. And, if such a theory is actually true, it would naturally follow that others should be made aware of such a diabolical scheme. I do not mean to discount every theory out there and I do not wish to convey that anyone who believes in such theories is automatically a nut.

I do wish to convey, however, that conspiracy theories, and those who are fixated with such, tend to do more harm than good to the liberty movement, because they focus on conspiracy rather than philosophy.

The liberty movement needs converts... many many converts, but disseminating information about conspiracy theories is not a very effective way to obtain converts.

The only way that someone becomes a true convert is through having a change of heart and mind by accepting the philosophy of freedom. Convincing someone that the government is building FEMA camps all over the country to be used as concentration camps is really not going to convince the typical taxpaying, reality-TV-watching, one-beer-a-day-drinking American that Obama's policies are the same/just as bad as Bush's.

The liberty movement must become a movement based on rationality, common sense, objectivity, and deductive argumentation; and, unfortunately, conspiracy theories, whether true or not, are all too often based on unfounded inferences.

Our focus as liberty lovers, therefore, should be on: (1) educating ourselves in the philosophy of freedom; and, (2) educating others.

Educating Ourselves

John Adams once said that he had to study war and politics so that his sons would have the liberty to study philosophy and mathematics. Mr. Adams certainly contributed to our liberty to study philosophy, but how many of us have studied the philosophy of liberty?

The "philosophy of liberty" (or the "philosophy of freedom") is not a term heard much in the halls of academia. It is rarely discussed or compared with other more popular philosophies such as nihilism, humanism, communism, fascism, socialism, statism, totalitarianism, etc. But rest assured, there is a thriving sector of academia led by the likes of the Ludwig von Mises Institute ("LvMI"), the Foundation for Economic Education, and others, that is dedicated to the philosophy of freedom,.

Thanks to the internet and groups like LvMI, the great works that embody the philosophy of freedom are at our fingertips. Now anyone can educate himself with the best thinkers of all time. LvMI is an excellent place to start. LvMI provides thousands of pieces of literature, including entire books by some of the world's most thought provoking philosophers and economists, for free. It also has loads of audio and video files so you can watch and listen to lectures on free market economics, foreign policy, and constitutional and legal issues. (Disclaimer -- I have no affiliation with LvMI... I just really like what it does.)

A study of the classics, specifically the Greek and Roman classics, is also necessary to a well- rounded and thorough education in the philosophy of freedom. Studying the ancient historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, and Plutarch will give the reader an understanding of the consequences of abandoning principles of liberty for those of force and statism.

Likewise, a study of the more "recent" philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas, Spinoza, Adam Smith, Cervantes, Locke, etc. will present age-old ideas to the reader in ways that will encourage the reader to conclude for himself that the philosophy of freedom is the only philosophy that can have lasting beneficial consequences.

Liberty lovers may also want to consider investing in Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Books of the Western World or the Harvard Classics to get a bookshelf full of some of the greatest works of all time which promote or otherwise enlighten the reader of the necessity of the philosophy of freedom.

The liberty lover should also familiarize himself with liberty's competing philosophies so as to better understand their weaknesses. In doing so it will become apparent that all other philosophies shrink when matched against the philosophy of freedom. That is because freedom is truth... and the truth will set you free.

When one is armed with knowledge of the principles of liberty people are more inclined to listen, and even if they don't agree at first, the message of liberty will at least spark an interest in their minds that may eventually grow into a fire.

Educating Others

Perhaps the best way to describe how to go about educating others in the philosophy of freedom is that American adage spoken by Teddy Roosevelt: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." The philosophy of freedom is our "big stick" -- it speaks for itself. In wielding that stick we must do so with care and let it do the talking.

Liberty lovers need not be disrespectful, pushy, or demonstrate an in-your-face mentality with our brethren who may not yet realize that the philosophy of freedom is the only sure way to prosperity and peace.

I recently read a blog post by Paul Krugman wherein he alleged that certain Ron Paul supporters/adherents of Austrian economics rudely interrupted a presentation he was giving at Baruch College. I was not there, so I do not know the specifics, but to the extent these individuals -- whom I am sure were frustrated with Krugman's continued support of failed Keynesian policies -- acted inappropriately, I hope that in looking back they will realize that their actions did not likely result in convincing anyone that free market economics is superior to central planning.

Similarly, liberty lovers should avoid veering from the actual issues being discussed. This is where conspiracy theorists can cause so much harm. For example, if governmental/bureaucratized "free trade" is the issue (i.e., NAFTA, GATT, etc.) discuss the economic benefits/detriments of such treaties. Shy away from implications that such measures are advocated by the global elite in an attempt to undermine the national sovereignty and economy of the United States. Again, even if true, it does not matter, if your goal is to capture the hearts and minds of men.

Those liberty lovers who are not versed in the philosophy of freedom tend to argue tangential issues which have little positive effect on the listener. Just look at some of the anti-Paul/Austrian comments left by the pro-Krugmanites on the blog post referenced above. I can only presume that those who left such comments have had more experience with liberty lovers who fall under the category of "conspiracy theorists" than those who have a solid foundation in Austrian economics and the classics.

The liberty movement needs to work toward focusing itself on philosophy rather than conspiracy, and that can only happen if liberty lovers themselves become acquainted with the philosophy of liberty, and then learn to communicate that philosophy effectively. In doing so, the liberty movement will gain converts in droves, which just may lead to the liberty movement finally reaching its destination.

Copyright © 2009 Jerry Salcido

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama Extends Diplomatic Immunity to Interpol by Executive Order.

President Obama has issued an amendment to Executive Order 12425, designating the international law enforcement agency Interpol as a "public international organization," thus extending diplomatic immunity to the law enforcement group

The amendment to the Executive Order -- which does not need to be put to the senatorial test of "advise and consent" -- reads:

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words "except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act" and the semicolon that immediately precedes them."

The text of Section 2(c), which now applies to Interpol states:

"(c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable."

Because of this move by the Obama Administration any and all Interpol offices in the United States cannot be searched due to its status as a diplomatically protected organization. It's offices are considered sovereign and its files are not subject to legal request, be it by subpoena or discovery.

The website notes, "If any branch of government wants to keep documents out of the hands of the US court system, just hand them over to Interpol until the smoke clears." It added that Interpol can maintain files on US citizens.

Diplomatic immunity, usually reserved for those who work at diplomatic missions throughout the United States, exempts persons and offices directly connected to foreign governments from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement. It exempts said entities from US taxes and extends this protection to immunity from FOIA requests.

The amendment to Executive Order 12425, signed by Obama on December 17, 2009, declared Interpol records immune from search and seizure, "The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable."

By virtue of this declaration, any information that Interpol may have on political operatives or elected officials in the US -- including SEIU president Andy Stern, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and President Obama himself -- would be immune from any attempts to bring the information to light.


Jeremy Scahill On Riz Khan Discussing Current US military contractors.

Will the mistakes that plagued military contracting in Iraq be repeated in Afghanistan?

Obama surpasses Bush in the amount of private contractors being issued to the two nations.

Judge Napolitano: Healthcare is a Good, not a Right!

The judge breaks down on what is a right and what is a good. Excellent breakdown.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Economic Lecture Series: Bruce Fein

Bruce Fein gives a lecture entitled "A Safer, Freer, and Wealthier America" at the Future of Freedom Foundation's Economic Liberty Lecture Series at George Mason University. This was recorded on April 6, 2009.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ron Paul & Barney Frank On Larry King Live

On Healthcare & Ben Bernake being Time Magazine's Man Of The Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

House Floor Debate on Iran Sanctions.

An Hour Of Ron Paul On CNBC's Squawk Box.

Nick Gillespie on Freedom Watch

On December 9, 2009's Nick Gillespie appeared on Fox News' Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano to discuss auditing the Federal Reserve, health care reform, and the role of small-government libertarians in the Republican Party. Also appearing: Investment analyst and Senate candidate Peter Schiff.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Alex Jones: Secret Copenhagen Documents Leaked!

Alex Jones Breaks Down World Government Takeover

In Alex's second special message about Climategate, the UN Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen and the Global Takeover, he analyzes the leaked documents in a draft of the treaty that expose the true intentions of the meeting-- to shut down development in the Third World and dominate the planet through a carbon tax.

Alex also exposes President Obama's cynical move to have the EPA declare CO2 to be a danger-- in the face of logic and common sense. Through this designation, regulation could be implemented in the name of cutting emissions even if the Senate were to fail to ratify the Copenhagen treaty, which Obama is expected to sign.

Further, Alex points out that this scheme is just the implementation of a larger-scale plan to de-industrialize the already developed world and maintain control over the emerging spheres-- from Maurice Strong to Paul Ehrlich & now-Science Czar John P. Holdren, top globalists have targeted human activity as a negative and implemented eugenics policies to breakdown mankind's natural order.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lawrence Wilkerson On Obama, His Speech & Afghanistan

Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama's campaign rhetoric and his generals put him in a corner on Afghanistan.

"Diplomacy must lead a regional solution to Afghan war; there is no military solution"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bernake's Confirmation Is........On Hold.

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Congressman Paul appeared on MSNBC's "The ED Show" to discuss Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination hearing for a second term, as well as the need to Audit the Fed.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) questions Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during his renomination process before the U.S. Senate (Dec. 3, 2009).


Senator Jim Bunning unmistakeably references G. Edward Griffin's essential book "The Creature from Jekyll Island", a book: The Creature from Jekyll Island