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December 31, 2010

Paul Craig Roberts: 2011 Is 1984 — “When they got away with 9/11 that sealed our fate”

“I think 2012 will mark the end of American democracy.”

The population, itself is not sufficiently clued in,
and time is vanishing.”

“The population will end up electing the Republican goons
who will complete the police state.”

“The Republicans have become a party of brown shirts.”

“You have people demanding revenge against people who tell us the truth.
And so many ordinary Americans agree.”

– Paul Craig Roberts

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Paul Craig Roberts: 2011 Is 1984 – Alex Jones Tv 1/2

TheAlexJonesChannel | December 31, 2010 | 69 likes, 1 dislikes

Alex welcomes back to the show economist and columnist Paul Craig Roberts. Mr. Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He has written or co-written eight books, contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy. His latest book is How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds.
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“2011″ By Paul Craig Roberts

“2011” By Paul Craig Roberts

Filed under: The Soul of America,Timing Predictions • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 4:04 pm

2011 is shaping up as the terminal year for American democracy.”

“The situation will be worse by 2012.”

From: Rense

2011

By Paul Craig Roberts
12-31-10

“Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.”
– Lewis H. Lapham

The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the U.S. government of U.S. law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy.

2011 is shaping up as the terminal year for American democracy. The Republican Party has degenerated into a party of Brownshirts, and voter frustrations with the worsening economic crisis and military occupations gone awry are likely to bring Republicans to power in 2012. With them would come their doctrines of executive primacy over Congress, the judiciary, law, and the Constitution and America’s rightful hegemony over the world.

If not already obvious, 2010 has made clear that the U.S. government does not care a whit for the opinions of citizens. The TSA is unequivocal that it will reach no accommodation with Americans other than the violations of their persons that it imposes by its unaccountable power. As for public opposition to war, the Associated Press reported on December 16 that “Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. can’t let public opinion sway its commitment to Afghanistan.” Gates stated bluntly what has been known for some time: the idea is passe that government in a democracy serves the will of the people. If this quaint notion is still found in civics books, it will soon be edited out.

In Gag Rule, a masterful account of the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy, Lewis H. Lapham writes that candor is a necessary virtue if democracies are to survive their follies and crimes. But where in America today can candor be found? Certainly not in the councils of government. Attorney General John Ashcroft complained of candor-mongers to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Americans who insist on speaking their minds, Ashcroft declared, “scare people with phantoms of lost liberty,” “aid terrorists,” diminish our resolve,” and “give ammunition to America’s enemies.”

As the Department of Justice (sic) sees it, when the ACLU defends habeas corpus it is defending the ability of terrorists to blow up Americans, and when the ACLU defends the First Amendment it is defending exposures of the lies and deceptions that are the necessary scaffolding for the government’s pretense that it is doing God’s will while Satan speaks through the voices of dissent.

Neither is candor a trait in which the American media finds comfort. The neoconservative press functions as propaganda ministry for hegemonic American empire, and the “liberal” New York Times serves the same master. It was the New York Times that gave credence to the Bush regime’s lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and it was the New York Times that guaranteed Bush’s re-election by spiking the story that Bush was committing felonies by spying on Americans without obtaining warrants. Conservatives rant about the “liberal media” as if it were a vast subversive force, but they owe their beloved wars and cover-ups of the Bush regime’s crimes to the New York Times.

With truth the declared enemy of the fantasy world in which the government, media, and public reside, the nation has turned on whistleblowers. Bradley Manning, who allegedly provided the media with the video made by U.S. troops of their wanton, fun-filled slaughter of newsmen and civilians, has been abused in solitary confinement for six months. Murdering civilians is a war crime, and as General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the National Press Club on February 17, 2006, “It is the absolute responsibility of everybody in uniform to disobey an order that is either illegal or immoral” and to make such orders known. If Manning is the source of the leak, he has been wrongfully imprisoned for meeting his military responsibility. The media have yet to make the point that the person who reported the crime, not the persons who committed it, is the one who has been imprisoned, and without a trial.

The lawlessness of the U.S. government, which has been creeping up on us for decades, broke into a full gallop in the years of the Bush/Cheney/Obama regimes. Today the government operates above the law, yet maintains that it is a democracy bringing the same to Muslims by force of arms, only briefly being sidetracked by sponsoring a military coup against democracy in Honduras and attempting to overthrow the democratic government in Venezuela.

As 2011 dawns, public discourse in America has the country primed for a fascist dictatorship. The situation will be worse by 2012. The most uncomfortable truth that emerges from the WikiLeaks saga is that American public discourse consists of cries for revenge against those who tell us truths. The vicious mendacity of the U.S. government knows no restraint. Whether or not international law can save Julian Assange from the clutches of the Americans or death by a government black ops unit, both executive and legislative branches are working assiduously to establish the National Security State as the highest value and truth as its greatest enemy.

America’s future is the world of Winston Smith.

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Paul Craig Roberts: 2011 Is 1984 — “When they got away with 9/11 that sealed our fate”

Miller ends challenge in US Senate race

Filed under: Alaska • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 3:32 pm

From: ADN

Republican Joe Miller said today, nearly two months after Alaskans concluded voting, that he is giving up his fight challenging the election of Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Miller thanked his supporters and said the time has come to accept the “practical realities” of court decisions that have been unanimous in ruling against his challenge. He said he would remain a voice for smaller government, less federal spending and other issues favored by the tea party.

At his first formal news conference since Oct. 11, which he left without taking questions, Miller said that he believes he raised legitimate issues in his case against the state’s election officials.

Earlier today, he told an interviewer on Fox News Channel that he thought he didn’t stand a good chance at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he termed “liberal.”

Entire Article Here

A Mortal Wound

Filed under: Illustrations • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 3:26 pm

 

Unfiltered News from Freedom Force International

Filed under: Freedom • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 3:24 pm

More Ultra-Vivid Headlines from
G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com

2010 DECEMBER 25 – 31

Click on headlines to see full articles If original sources are missing, click on Cached.
Star indicates article worth printing for future reference.
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“Organic” food is no longer safe. The FDA and USDA have colluded in approving the neurotoxin ‘Neotame’ which may be even more toxic than aspartame. No labeling will be required, nor will it be listed in the ingredients. It will be used in USDA certified “organic” processed food and cattle feed. [The only hope of escape is to raise our own food or buy from local growers who do not use such chemicals – which is why Congress recently passed legislation that eventually will put small-scale organic growers out of business.] FarmWars 2010 Dec 31 (Cached)

US: As frustration and anger grows, airports are considering replacing TSA with private security firms. [One advantage of private firms is that they can fire bad employees, whereas that is almost impossible with government workers. However, private firms must adhere to TSA requirements and oversight the same backscatter x-ray machines and intrusive pat-downs – because TSA pays for them.]
Washington Post 2010 Dec 31 (Cached)

US: The federal government demands that power plants and oil refiners must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and obtain permits before building new facilities. Texas refuses to comply and is suing the feds for overreach of authority. So far, federal courts have ruled on the side of the federal government. [GHG emissions, like CO2, are either harmless or miniscule, so the permits have nothing to do with reducing pollution. They are for revenue and control.] WSJ 2010 Dec 31 (Cached)

Short video explains that most GHG is merely water vapor and that human activity accounts for less than 1% all GHG. YouTube Posted 2010 Dec 25

China will slash exports of Rare Earth Elements by 35% in the first half of 2011. REEs are used for electronic products such as computers, X-rays devices, and I-Pods. China supplies 97% of REEs for the world. The US and Japan are scurrying to develop alternative sources.
The Independent
2010 Dec 30 (Cached)

US: The Center for Disease Control was audited in 2007 (the results are only now being revealed) and it was discovered that they had ‘misplaced’ $8 million in equipment. [It's about time to also audit the FDA which, in spite of its long history of corruption, always has been excluded from audit.] Yahoo 2010 Dec 30 (Cached)

New California law requires whooping cough vaccinations for all middle and high school students both public and private. [Of course, this is all about protecting children's health and has nothing to do with Big Pharma's lobbying activities.]
Sacramento Bee 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)



US: Home foreclosures continue to climb, once again contradicting predictions of mainstream analysts. Foreclosures in process increased to 1.2 million in the 3rd quarter, a 4.5% increase from the second quarter, and a 10% increase from a year ago. Reuters 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)

The Space and Science Research Center, a leading independent research organization, has issued a warning about food & biofuel shortages due to an anticipated, dramatic temperature drop worldwide. These scientists have been right in the past about major climate shifts in opposition to NASA, NOAA and UN predictions that all have been wrong in promoting the global warming myth. SSRC posted 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)

Hawaii’s new Governor, a friend of Obama’s family, says he wants to dispel ‘conspiracy theories’ about Obama’s birthplace. He is quoted as saying, “I was here when that baby was born.” [This is laughable. If he wants to dispel conspiracy theories, all he has to do is release Obama's birth certificate. Hawaii law restricts issuance only to those who have a "tangible interest." Every American has a highly tangible interest in knowing if their President is eligible for the job. Notice that the Governor said he was in Hawaii when Obama was born, but he did not say Obama was in Hawaii when he was born. Clever.] Yahoo 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)

BP Oil’s Gulf-spill liabilities appear to be much lower than anticipated 4 months ago. This is due to the official declaration from Washington that damage is not as bad as feared (which tends to minimize law suits), and may be why there is evidence the company has continued to spray Corexit long after claiming it was stopped on July 15. [Corexit, although toxic to marine life and humans, causes oil to sink below the surface and create the false impression that it is gone.] Yahoo 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)

US: The misnamed Food Safety bill that recently was passed by Congress calls for “harmonization” with the UN’s rules for control of food and drugs. It even grants the FDA authority to participate in policing food regulations in other countries. [The move toward global government is progressing rapidly toward completion, and it is being led by collectivists within the American government.] NaturalNews 2010 Dec 29 (Cached)

A disinformation campaign is underway in the Ivory Coast to justify foreign intervention to maintain control of oil reserves. President Gbagbo fell into disfavor with western nations when he opened oil investment to China and Russia. Now he faces a military ouster if he does not resign and accept exile. [This article is heavy with "anti-imperialism" rhetoric common found in leftist propaganda, which reveals the bias of the writer. However, as far as we can tell, the facts in this story are correct. If you have another perspective, let us know, and we will publish it.]
Kader Badreddine
2010 Dec 28 (Cached)

CNBC Reporter says he was warned by the head of GE, which owned CNBC, to avoid stories that might “move the market” (news that could cause the public to buy or sell stocks) because, otherwise, he could have his “brains blown out.” EconomicPolicyJournal 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

Former Arizona State Senator, Karen Johnson, made news when she went to the state capitol building and delivered copies of What in the World Are They Spraying, the chemtrail documentary film, to state representatives. She was interviewed in the film and is active in holding lawmakers accountable. [Go forth and do likewise!] WMIcentral 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

China: Government is proposing the approval of genetically modified rice & corn, paving the way for an explosion of GMO products within 2-3 years. Local governments will be ordered to produce higher crop yields, and this likely will force them to accept GMO crops based on the promise of higher yields. [Never mind if the yields don't materialize or if there are serious health hazards, the focus will be on yield projections and payoffs to government officials. Americans will consume the food because it will be cheap.] Reuters 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

New Orleans law firm challenges the government’s assertions that Gulf seafood is safe to eat. This is in response to the announcement that the government intends to buy Gulf seafood to feed to military personnel and serve at schools. MSNBC 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

Portugal has won the ‘War on Drugs’ by decriminalizing them and providing treatment instead of jail time. The US, which has been “fighting” drugs for 40 years and spent over $1 trillion treating addicts as criminals, does not look with favor on the Portugal strategy.
Scientific American
2010 Dec 27 (Cached)



Obama enacts end-of-life plan that drew “death-panel” claims. The government will pay doctors to advise the elderly and those with serious illnesses to make advance decisions regarding when to withdraw medical life support. [There is nothing wrong with this at first glance, but doctors will be required to follow government guidelines which, inevitably, will be determined by political expediency with little regard for personal preference.] New York Times 2010 Dec 26 (Cached)

Citigroup Chairman says Citibank is not “too big to fail” but too “interwoven into the fabric” of global finance to let it fail (another way of saying the same thing). This analyst recommends breaking Citibank and Goldman Sachs into smaller parts so they no longer can make that claim. [We think they should be allowed to fail. Otherwise, the system will never be rid of the toxic business practices that have caused the present financial crisis.] Global Economics 2010 Dec 26 (Cached)

US: Photos and independent lab tests indicate that ‘Corexit’ dispersant has been recently sprayed in the Gulf, despite claims from the government that spraying stopped on July 15. MSNBC 2010 Dec 26 (Cached)

Scientists at Cornell University in New York are working on machines that can create food from raw materials squeezed out of syringes, like ink is ejected from cartridges in ink-jet printers. The goal is to manufacture on the spot a synthesis of just about any food that naturally exists – and many that don’t. [One can only shudder at the prospects of future dining on synthetic food without natural enzymes, vitamins, or other essential micro-nutrients.] DailyMail 2010 Dec 26 (Cached)

US: Fiscal conservatives want to change federal law so states can declare bankruptcy, just like corporations, cities, and private citizens. They say this is the only way to reduce excessive welfare and medical benefits, reduce unrealistic retirement plans, and cancel plush contracts with crony suppliers. Naturally, unions and lobbyists oppose the concept. [We think it is a reasonable proposal. Without this, the federal government inevitably will bail out the states, take them over, and perpetuate the losses, which will be passed to all Americans through inflation.]
RawStory
2010 Dec 26 (Cached)

Iris scanning & face recognition is now coming to your cell phone to prevent unauthorized individuals from using the device or entering sensitive data areas. [There is much to like about this; but, like so many other advances in technology, it has the potential for abuse in the hands of oppressive governments seeking to track their citizens.]
Android Headlines
Posted 2010 Dec 25 (Cached)



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ANALYSIS
Reports and commentaries that look beyond the news to identify historical facts and trends that must be understood to place the news into perspective. This is our “think-tank” section that makes it possible to anticipate future events.

Utah State Senator Steve Urquart correctly assesses Obama’s new ‘Wilderness Reinventory’ as a cruel joke and a massive federal land grab for millions of acres of land, particularly in the West. Economic development will be prohibited, and many people will lose their resource-related jobs. Urquart says this is a ploy by Obama to garner leftist support. [The larger ploy is to depopulate 1/2 of America's land mass, known as the 'Wildlands Project' and part of the UN's Agenda 21.] Desert News 2010 Dec 31 (Cached)

This short video explains the intent of the UN Agenda 21 Wildlands Project and the re-wilding of rural land. YouTube Posted 2010 Dec 31

Rosalind Peterson: The Chemtrail Cover-up. Here is an excellent overview by a veteran researcher of what we are told are merely “persistent contrails”. Of special interest is why there is a rise of heavy metal contaminants in California water supplies and why persistent contrails are seen in areas where there are no commercial flights.
YouTube/Prison Planet
Posted 2010 Dec 28.

US: Bad news for Baby Boomers. 10,000 every day are reaching age 65. Most have lived high, and few have savings for retirement. Inflation is eating away Social Security benefits; traditional pension plans are disappearing; 401(k) stock retirement plans have performed poorly; and housing equity has plummeted. [They voted for collectivism at every election. Now they have to pay for it.]
Washington Post 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

Here is an explanation of the difference between a government-controlled gold standard and a free-market gold standard. [Bottom line: Not all gold standards are equal. If the free market controls the price of gold, it will be fair. If governments do so, they will cheat.] Gary North 2010 Dec 27 (Cached)

An amazing 23-minute video exposé on Big Pharma. In 2009, $5 billion was paid in fines by drug companies for fraud. That’s a lot, but Americans spend over $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs, so the fines are less than 2% of gross income. Drug executives consider that to be a good business model. Astonishingly, a tax advocate reports (at the 11:15 marker) that company kickbacks to doctors in the cancer industry accounted for 60 to 70% of doctors’ income. YouTube Posted 2010 Dec 25

An excellent report on how the perceived threat of Islamic Terrorism in America actually has been created by the government for the purpose of frightening the population into passively accepting the loss of their liberties in exchange for ‘national security’. Includes an analysis of the latest so-called terrorist plots that now are known to have been instigated by the FBI. SOTT Posted 2010 Dec 25

Judge Napolitano delivers a fiery commentary on the Federal Reserve. You won’t want to miss this one. YouTube Posted 2010 Dec 25

US Department of Agriculture admits that GMO plants contaminate natural plants. Meanwhile, the USDA is redefining its rules to circumvent the courts and allow GMO alfalfa planting. This is a precedent- setting case that will affect your food and your health. YouTube 2010 Dec 24

An apple a day keeps cell phone and other radiation at bay — also sunflower seeds, buckwheat and sea vegetables

Filed under: Health • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 1:10 pm

From: Natural News

An apple a day keeps cell phone and other radiation at bay

(NaturalNews) Common foods such as apples, buckwheat, and sunflower seeds strongly protect and detoxify us from radiation. We are constantly exposed to radiation from cell phones, computer screens, power lines, airline travel, and microwaves. Not only can radiation remain in our body for long periods of time, but even when it passes through it also causes free radical damage. Toxic doses like that of radiation therapy for cancer or of exposure from a bomb or power plant can cause severe burns or even death.

Foods such as apples, buckwheat and sunflower seeds cleanse us of radiation. Apples and sunflower seeds contain pectin which binds and removes radioactive residues from the body. Buckwheat contains glucosides which protect us from the effects of radiation. Cereal grasses and other green foods like chlorella and blue-green algae are also useful in cleansing our bodies of radiation.(1) Essential fatty acids like flax seed oil renew cells which have been burned by radiation. Soaking in a bath with sea salt and baking soda draws toxins including radiation from the body.

Sea vegetables and miso may not be as familiar, but they are such powerful cleansers of radiation that they were used in Japan after nuclear bombs were dropped and in Russia after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown. Sea vegetables are also known as seaweed. Many varieties can be found in stores including kelp, dulse, nori and wakame. They can also be taken as a supplement which can be useful to people who can not develop a taste for sea vegetables or who feel uncomfortable cooking it. Below is a recipe for miso soup which includes the sea vegetable wakame. Wakame can be found at natural foods stores and in Asian markets.

Miso Soup with Sea Vegetables


Entire Article Here

Kodachrome’s Last Stand — 1935–2010!

Filed under: Photography • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 9:19 am

From: PetaPixel

Last Lab Creates T-Shirt in Remembrance of Kodachrome

Yesterday the last certified Kodachrome processing facility — Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas — finally stopped supporting the legendary film. They decided to create a t-shirt for mourning photo-geeks that sports the classic Kodachrome colors. If you’d like this tiny slice of Kodachrome history, you can get it for $13 over at Dwayne’s Photo.

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Goodbye Kodachrome: Last Processing Facility Discontinues Support

After Kodak announced the end of Kodachrome’s production in June of 2009, the number of photo labs that developed the film began to dwindle until finally only Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas remained as the lone certified Kodachrome processing facility in the world. Today, they will be processing their last roll of Kodachrome, bringing the film’s storied career in the photo industry to an end. CBS News Sunday Morning did a neat feature looking back on the popular film.

Dogs ad shot 1000 FPS using the Phantom camera and great soundtrack!

Filed under: Animals • ToBeFree,Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff! — Jeff Fenske @ 8:54 am

Awesome!

Pedigree Dogs ad shot 1000 FPS using the Phantom camera

jkvetchy | February 22, 2010 | 11,808 likes, 182 dislikes

It’s dogs in slow-mo catching treats. What could be better. From TBWA Toronto. Follow me on Twitter, I share neat things. http://twitter.com/jkretch

Music is by Andrew Harris, a Vancouver-based sound designer and composer. Check out more of his awesome sounds here: http://www.myspace.com/bartelmusic

Polar Bears Dislike Being Spied on by Hidden Cameras

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff! — Jeff Fenske @ 8:29 am

From: PetaPixel

For the BBC documentary “Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice”, special hidden cameras were designed with unobtrusiveness and durability in mind. They didn’t succeed very well in either, as the polar bears quickly detected and destroyed the pesky cameras intruding on their privacy.

Polar Bears ‘Playing’ with Spy Video Cameras

Jascender | December 29, 2010 | 841 likes, 9 dislikes

The cameras used for a documentary on polar bears were designed to be as unobtrusive and resilient as possible

December 30, 2010

[audio] Joel Skousen on ‘Coast’ with Excellent Interviewer John B. Wells, 12/29/10: What’s Really Going On?!!

This is EXCELLENT!

Lots of wisdom here!

Great overview analysis!

The BIG picture!

Watch & See

“There’s never a report about Russia.”

“They’re setting us up.”

EMP Strike — without electricity for a year!

~ 2020: “Probably 8 years before this holocaust….”

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Geopolitics, War, & the New World Order – Coast to Coast AM

Published on Aug 4, 2012 by Astraltravelex

Description from ‘Coast to Coast AM':

12-29-10

On Wednesday night, guest host John B. Wells ( email) spoke with political scientist and personal security expert Joel Skousen about the growing government assault on privacy and liberty, as well as New World Order and war scenarios. The current security precautions such as at airports are not really to stop terrorists, but to ferret out potential dissidents and resistors who could pose a problem for the future police state, he suggested. We are already seeing the three aspects necessary to establish this police state, Skousen outlined– a false threat of terrorism, thug-like individuals in the police, and a judiciary that won’t prosecute the police.

He laid out a financial end game in which the US national debt will become untenable, with the rise of inflation, sometime between 2020-2025. People have been diverted with the false threat of terrorism in order to cover up “our real enemies,” Russia & China, with whom the US will battle in a World War, he continued. “In the aftermath of that, they’re going to have an excuse to walk away from the debt,” because the US financial centers and computers will be destroyed.

Skousen described a Russian surgical nuclear attack on 15 American cities with military facilities such as San Diego, Seattle, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Colorado Springs, and Washington DC. While 20% of Americans will die in such attacks, he argued that nuclear attacks are survivable and promoted the idea that people construct fall-out shelters in their basements, as well as increase their self-sufficiency, as an EMP attack will knock out electricity for up to a year. He also foresees that America will go to war against Iran, probably in 2011– the U.S. is just waiting for the right provocation.

Why Joel Skousen Preaches Against Hyperinflation

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