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5/23/14  

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Edited by Alfred Adask
Friday, May 23th A.D. 2014
 
MARKETS

 
Between Friday, May 16th, A.D. 2014 and Friday, May 23rd, A.D. 2014,
the bid prices for:

 

Gold rose 0.0 % from $1,292.70 to $1,292.90

Silver rose 0.7 % from $19.35 to $19.48

Platinum rose 0.7 % from $1,460 to $1,470

Palladium rose 1.5 % from $814 to $826

DJIA rose 0.7 % from 16,492.31 to 16,606.27

NASDAQ rose 2.3 % from 4,090.59 to 4,185.81

NYSE rose 0.7 % from 10,603.20 to 10,681.90

US Dollar Index rose 0.4 % from 80.05 to 80.36

Crude Oil rose 2.2 % from $102.18 to $104.39

 
 
 

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic."

- John A. Logan

Changing Times?

 

by Alfred Adask

 

In the aftermath of the September 11th, A.D. 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a number of government spokesmen crowed that "this changes everything."  What they meant was that, in light of the 911 attacks, we could no longer afford the protections of the Constitution and must instead embrace a growing police state.

 

Although the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda was officially blamed for the attacks, much of America still believes that 911 was a false flag operation conducted by, or with the complicity, of our own government.  Regardless of whoever is truly responsible for 911, the resulting police state (and correlative distrust for government) continued to grow for the next 13 years.

   

 

 

A.D. 2013 was especially scary as numerous domestic government agencies were exposed as having ordered over 2 billion rounds of ammunition, plus rifles, handguns, body armor  and even submachine guns.   It was virtually impossible to explain these purchases except as evidence that the US government was preparing for violent conflict with the American people.  The forces of fascism were clearly on the march.

 

However, in the midst of our growing police state, a number of events took place in the past five or six weeks that seem surprising when taken individually and almost astounding when taken together.

 

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

First, in April, Cliven Bundy and his supporters withstood a threatened assault by the Bureau of Land Management.   Most Americans expected Bundy to receive a dose of the same "shock and awe" that the almighty government gave the Branch Davidians.  But Bundy got away with it-at least for now.

 

In a nation where reports of people being beaten, wounded, jailed or even killed by law enforcement officers are increasingly common . . . in a nation that many believe is fast-becoming an overt police state . . . . Cliven Bundy and his supporters faced off against armed government agents-and the government backed down.

 

Pretty amazing.  Almost inexplicable.

 

Supreme "Revolt"?!!

Second, (also in April) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a speech to the University of Tennessee College of Law.

   

 

 

Note that we're talking about a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  This is one of the highest offices of our judicial system.  Those who occupy such office are expected to be masters of language, prudent, reticent and extremely unlikely to accidentally make radical statements in public.

 

During his speech in Tennessee, Justice Scalia explained that it was constitutionally permissible for Congress to impose income taxes on citizens.  However, speaking of levels of taxation, Justice Scalia added "if it [tax rates] reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt."

Say whut?!! 

According to the Huffington Post,

 

 

"The word 'revolt' carries with it a very specific definition:  'to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; rebel; mutiny.' . . . Scalia isn't known for soft-pedaling his language or mincing words, so it's reasonable to assume Scalia was suggesting a literal revolt against the government."

 

A Supreme Court Justice suggested in public that if taxes get much higher, maybe Americans should revolt against the government.

In the Post-911 world of terrorists and potential extremists, Scalia's comment was unimaginable.  But he said it.

 

Terrorists Spike Government Drinking Water with Sodium Pentothal

OK.  Cliven Bundy's standoff against the BLM might be dismissed as some sort of aberration.  Justice Scalia's comments on "revolt" might be excused by the facts that: 1) he's a bit of a "loose cannon"; and 2) he's got his job for life.  No matter what Scalia says, no one is going to fire a Supreme Court Justice.

 

 But, in May, another high government official made another public statement that made me wonder if terrorists had slipped truth serum into the Washington DC drinking water.  According to The Washington Times (FBI chief: Americans 'should be suspicious of government power. I am'):

 

"FBI Director James Comey has a message for Americans: be suspicious of the federal government.

"Mr. Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal he could understand why Americans would be worried about government overreach.

"According to Mr. Comey, 'I believe people should be suspicious of government power. I am. . . .'"

 

What the heck is goin' on here?!

We're talking about the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  That's the folks who brought us Abscam, COINTELPRO, and the FBI lab falsifying forensic data used in trials.  These guys are team players.  They're close to the heart of post-911 police state.

 

Nevertheless, the Director of the FBI advised Americans to be suspicious of government power?  The Director of the FBI admitted that even he is suspicious of government power?

 

In less than one month's time, we've had a Supreme Court Justice who suggests we revolt against government and an FBI Director who warns against trusting the government!

 

Am I dreaming?

 

I've been persistently ragging on government in general, and big government in particular, for 24 years.  I've been ignored, laughed at, and sometimes described as some sort of nut.  Nevertheless, we now have a Supreme Court Justice and an FBI Director making public statements highly critical of big government.  They're making statements that could get ordinary people in the post-911 era labeled as "extremists," "hate-mongers," and "terrorists".  Good LORD, these guys sound like me!

   

 

 

Obama might not be able to "drone" Cliven Bundy or fire Justice Scalia, but he (or Congress) could surely force FBI Director Comey's resignation.  And yet, Comey publicly warned us all not to trust government!

 

It appears that FBI Director doesn't fear losing his job.  If so, does this signal that even significant elements of government have developed an anti-government sentiment?

 

 Congress Attacks NSA

And then . . . just last week . . . while my mind was still boggled by the Bundy, Scalia, and Comey stories . . . The Washington Times (House votes to shut down NSA phone-snooping) reported:

 

"In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, the House of Representatives approved a bill to cancel the government's bulk-data collection programs, including the NSA's phone-records snooping.

"Less than a year after the [NSA phone spying] program was first revealed by former government contractor Edward Snowden,  the 303-121 vote to halt bulk data collection shows just how quickly a consensus developed against the NSA's secret program.

 

Yes, a Congressional consensus that was "unthinkable" just a few months ago has developed quickly-but not simply because Snowden revealed that the NSA was spying on Americans.  The "unthinkable" Congressional consensus developed quickly after the Congress learned that the NSA was even spying on them.

The fascists had gone too far.  Congress reacted.

 

"Under the new bill, data would be held by the phone companies, and the government would be required to get a court order when it wanted to seek specific data.

Representative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat . . . said given the intelligence community's history, she was not prepared to trust them.

"This is the end of secret laws," said Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the author of the original Patriot Act, who said he felt betrayed by the way the government used that law. "We have turned the tables on the NSA, and say we are watching you-and we will."

 

The fact that the House of Representatives passed a bill to limit the NSA's powers is important but incomplete.  The Senate will also have to approve the bill and President Obama will have to sign it before it becomes law. Nevertheless, according to the Washington Times, "even Mr. Obama, who for most of his administration approved and oversaw bulk collection, has changed his stance."

 

The NSA is the heart of our modern police state.  They're our "ministry of truth".  But they've gone too far.  They've dared to even spy on Congress.  And now they've had their wrists slapped by the House of Representatives.

   

 

 

The times, they are a changin'.  The forces of American fascism-at least for now-seem to be in disarray and retreat.

 

Even the IRS Plays Nice?

The May 23rd Washington Times (IRS to start over on rules governing tea party groups, other nonprofits) reported that,

 

"The IRS said Thursday it will go back and rewrite the proposed rules governing nonprofit groups and political activity, bowing to overwhelming opposition from tea party groups and free speech advocates on both ends of the ideological spectrum who feared the tax agency would hurt political debate.

 

The IRS is "bowing"?

To "overwhelming opposition"? 

We're talking about some of the government's best knee-breakers.  We're talking about the people who'll seize your house, bank account and bass boat if you don't pay your "fair share" to support the almighty government. 

How can it be that the mighty IRS has "bowed"?

 

The mighty are fallen!

 

"It's the latest chapter in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal that erupted a year ago, when the IRS's internal auditor found the agency improperly targeted tea party and conservative groups who applied for status as nonprofit "social welfare" organizations.

 "The IRS said in a statement, 'Given the diversity of views expressed and the volume of substantive input, we have concluded that it would be more efficient and useful to hold a public hearing after we publish the revised proposed regulation."

 

In other words, broad segments of society ("diversity") were so mad ("volume") at the IRS that the IRS had to change its policy on targeting Tea Party groups.  We the People actually made a difference.  We spoke up.  We leaned so hard on the Congress, Senate and President that the IRS had to "bow".

 

Dayahm.  That's cause of celebration.

 

"House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, the Michigan Republican who is Congress's chief tax writer, said, 'The American people spoke out loud and clear against it, and hopefully the IRS and the Obama administration will think twice before ever trying to go down this path again.'"

 

Foreign and Domestic Setbacks

What's going on here?  Big government is suffering setback after setback-not just in foreign affairs (Ukraine, Syria, etc.) but also domestically.

The Huffington Post offered an explanation:

 

"It appears as if we're in the midst of an upswing in popularity for anti-government revolution. Call it Rebellion Chic. . . . Formerly inconceivable, especially following the disastrous results for the old Confederacy, rebellion seemed like fever-dreams for a few revolutionary cosplayers and militia gun hoarders. But ever since the Bundy Ranch stand-off began in Nevada it's become a very real, very tangible option for the radical far-right . . . ."

 

I'm delighted that the Huffington Post recognized that some sort of significant political change is taking place, but I don't agree with their description.  They trivialize big government's recent setbacks with phrases like "Rebellion Chic".  They minimize the political impact of these setbacks by attributing them to only "militia gun hoarders" and the "radical far-right".

 

But, as the IRS admitted, the "diversity" and "volume" of complaints against IRS policy forced the IRS to "bow".  I suspect that the "diversity" and "volume" of complaints from the majority of the American people and even from Congress, the Supreme Court and the FBI may be forcing an end to growth of the post-911 police state.

 

The nation called The United States of America has had just about enough of the police state.  The American people may not know that, but the government does.  Just as private Americans have been frightened by government's purchase of over 2 billion rounds of ammunition, government must also be frightened by the millions of firearms and rounds of ammunition purchased by the American people.  It really does appear that if the government wants a fight, there are more than enough people in this country who are willing to give them one.   I won't bet on it, but it may well be that all those millions of private firearms purchases have forced the fascists to pull in their horns.

   

 

 

Bundy set an example.  So did Scalia, Comey, and even Congress.  The police state can't continue to grow and may even be forced to shrink.

 

Some of the decline in big government's powers may be credited to the "heroic" examples  set by Bundy, Scalia, Comey, Congress and even the "militia gun hoarders" and "radical far-right"-and especially to Edward Snowden.  (There's a good case to be made that the recent acts or statements made by Bundy, Scalia, Comey and Congress were all ultimately inspired Snowden's release of government files last year.  This is an extraordinary lesson of how important one man can be.)

 

But the greater truth may be that government is so broke that it can no longer afford to be "big".  It costs money to push people around.  Therefore, it's hard for an insolvent government to run a viable police state on both the international and domestic levels. 

Perhaps we're entering an era wherein big government's power must decline both internationally and domestically.  Perhaps we'll soon see the restoration and growth of liberty and in or streets.   

 

If so, hooray!

 

But, before government's decline leads us to the liberty, we should also see some disorganization, perhaps some chaos and certainly significant political and economic volatility.

   

 

 

Insofar as government spending makes up 40% of the US GDP, a governmental decline must also signal a correlative economic decline.  

 

If you rely on government for your income or protection, you may want to rethink that reliance.

 

Buckle up.  The ride's about to get a little bumpier.

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HEALTH

NUTRITION MAKES "CENTS"  

by Wendy Wilson  

 

More people are coming to the conclusion that when it comes to addressing health problems with supplements Vs drugs or surgery; the organic nutrition makes more sense. Not only is it common sense to fortify the body to heal itself but it also saves a whole lot of cents as well. The US government and modern medicine agree that this approach is healthier and safer but pretend that prescriptions and surgery is the more advanced and sophisticated way to improve health. Prior to WWII, a majority of American healthcare facilities sprouted from Christian religious roots. Around WWII and shortly after, state legislators began to take over healthcare. States began to move the care of the sick from the private sector to the control of the government. The Affordable Care Act is the climax of the US government takeover of healthcare. This new era of healthcare will ultimately become a global, standardized, financial system of assessing human commodities. Each of us has a God-given duty to fight such a takeover and protect our health.

 

CHECK THE PATH

For example, in 1943 the political and business leaders in the state of North Carolina saw an opportunity to assist the struggling hospitals, which were started by local churches. Newspaper clippings report how powerful and influential leaders in the community were concerned about the political influence with regards to healthcare. So, what did they do? They hired attorneys to oversee the legislation. This allowed for a political takeover of healthcare away from church-run facilities. Today healthcare is not filled with compassion and the spirit of caring but is a legal and financial network. One of the largest hospital authorities in North Carolina is the Carolinas Healthcare System. I worked at this hospital for a year in 1985 and then for anesthesiologists and neurologists in relation to the hospital until 1990. In 1982 the hospital updated their image and changed their logo to the "Tree of Life". A state government hospital which pays no taxes projects a Biblical symbol of hope and rejuvenation. The logo was modernized, incorporating nine branches that represent courage, wisdom, kindness, humility, gentleness, loyalty, prudence, generosity and justice. Beware; tree worship goes back thousands of years. Also, the tree is a major symbol used in Islam. The Middle East has a "divine worship" for tress reaching back to Babylon. This hospital has a state budget of nearly $8 billion annually and is among the top 3% of hospitals in the country. Not bad for a supposedly non-profit hospital. However, this non-profit, state-run hospital lacks the gentleness, kindness, generosity and justice its logo is said to represent. Firsthand knowledge allows me to say that family members of wealthy physicians have their hospital bills written off, while the poor and retired on fixed incomes are harassed to pay every penny for their treatment.  So, those who can afford to pay do not have to pay and those who cannot afford to pay must pay.

 

US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

In 2003 the US Department of Health and Human Services conducted a study and published their findings on healthcare preventions titled; Prevention Makes Common "Cents."  The report covered the obesity epidemic statistics in the US, the diseases it can lead to (28 major diseases), the mortality rates (shortens lifespan by 20 years) and how much obesity costs the government ($69 to $117 billion annually). They even concluded that fat people have a lower net worth. The overall message is overweight people cost the government more and are worth less as a commodity. Smokers faced a similar assessment. (Source: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/prevention/) 

 

LIFESTYLE CRACKDOWN

So, based on these government reports the national plan was to motivate people to be healthier and get into shape. The way the government has gone about creating a national lifestyle change is to further legislate businesses with disease prevention plans. Research and public policies have been poured into Corporate America with little improvement on health overall. Why? Lifestyle is not to be treated like a dress code. Lifestyle is an expression of someone's life; it is social, personal, emotional and even religious. Financial incentives and job evaluations cannot be expected to have long-term conversion rates on health or lifestyle. If it were the case the celebrities on high profile diet plans would never need to diet again if large sums of cash and fame cured their lifestyle problems. 

 

WHAT'S MISSING

The government-run studies on how to improve the health of America does not address the seriously important sources for poor health in the US, which would be toxic pharmaceutical products (drugs, vaccines) and toxic chemicals in agriculture including GMO's. For example company employees are in the gym each work day, counting calories and eating diet foods containing ingredients to make them gain weight and encourage diabetes. The lack of progress and stress from the boss can bring on depression. Employees are sent to the doctor and are prescribed antidepressants, which can cause other diseases such as insomnia and obesity. So, around and around we go on this hamster wheel of advanced, sophisticated healthcare run by the government. After all this time, money and frustration, the elite at the US Department of Health and Human Services concluded that human health is rooted in attitude and behavioral choices. Yes, people have to want to change their lifestyle and trying to make people change their actions would only work in a prison setting where people have no choices. The government is a huge contradiction with public and private polices to try to gently encourage positive lifestyle behaviors while stating the health stakes are so high that the goals must be met. The government cannot afford the diseases they rubber stamp corporations to push on the people. That makes no sense at all but then again we're talking about the government. The scary part is that when people comply and get vaccinated, take antibiotics and eat GMO foods and then become sick, the government informs them that chronic disease threatens the Nation's physical and financial well-being. THAT is the essence of insanity.

 

IN THE MAIL

Low and behold I received a brochure in the mail from Carolinas Healthcare System encouraging residents of North Carolina to make small changes to their daily habits which will make a big difference in health. There are pictures of fresh fruits AND herbs on this brochure. The brochure was soliciting folks to contact them and sign up for their wellness plan complete with a free recipe booklet. Oh, and also there is a picture of a young female doctor asking folks to eat their fruits and vegetables to fight off disease. Isn't that rich? After they inject us with diseases and poison us with toxins they want to help us design a healthier diet. What would an AMA doctor know about nutrition or herbs?

 

STRAIN OUT A GNAT & SWALLOW A CAMEL

The philosophy of the allopathic healthcare system is to strain out a gnat and swallow a camel. Seriously, they are either stupid or insane. I think most people can figure it out that if they don't overdue alcohol and sugar and eat more raw fruits and vegetables with a little meat (4 oz or less) and use complex carbohydrates along with olive oil instead of other processed oils and foods they can side step a lot of diseases. Avoid drugs and surgery is also a given. For more protection they can cleanse toxins from organs at least twice a year and use immune boosting herbs as needed. Call the experts in organ cleansing and immune boosting Apothecary Herbs toll free 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277 http://www.thepowerherbs.com, where your healthcare options just became endless.

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/30/4652141/carolinas-healthcare-system-releases.html#.U35RxHamUY0 

http://www.studiesincomparativereligion.com/public/articles/The_Tree_Symbol_in_Islam-by_Noble_Ross_Reat.aspx 

 

COMING UP ON HERB TALK LIVE

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The information contained herein is not designed to diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure disease. Seek medical advice from a lincensed medical physician (if you dare) before using any product or therapy. 

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