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Friday, June 20th A.D. 2014

Between Friday, June 13th, A.D. 2014 and Friday, June 20th, A.D. 2014, the bid prices for:


Gold rose 2.9 % from $1,277.70 to $1,314.70

Silver rose 6.1 % from $19.67 to $20.88

Platinum rose 1.6 % from $1,428 to $1,451

Palladium rose 0.7 % from $813 to $819

DJIA rose 1.1 % from 16,755.49 to 16,947.08

NASDAQ rose 1.5 % from 4,304.04 to 4,368.04

NYSE rose 1.6 % from 10,842.20 to 11,018.10

US Dollar Index fell 0.3 % from 80.61 to 80.33

Crude Oil rose 0.3 % from $106.96 to $107.30


"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold
if the market shut down for 10 years." --Warren Buffett 

"If the markets shut down for 10 years, what investment would you dare to hold-- 
other than gold"? --Alfred Adask

Does Government WANT to Destroy our Gold Treasury?


by Alfred Adask


It's nearly three years since gold peaked at $1900/ounce.  Today, it's about $1,315.  Since the $1900 peak in A.D. 2011, the price of gold has fallen 30%.


This prolonged fall has been incomprehensible to me.  I can understand a "correction".  I can understand that gold might fall, say, 30%.  But I'd expect that after gold fell 30%, "fundamentals" would quickly cause gold to rebound to ever-higher levels.


However, until now, I could not imagine why gold would linger at current low levels despite all the fundamentals that I believe should be pushing gold dramatically higher.

For example, one "fundamental" (at least, to my mind) is the fact that our government needs inflation to repudiate part of the enormous national debt and thereby allow government to repay its debts with "cheaper" dollars.  That's why the price of gold (though manipulated) was allowed to rise 20% per year for most of a decade before the A.D. 2011 peak.  The "manipulation" didn't push gold down, per se, but it prevented it from rising as quickly as it might have.  After the manipulation, gold was allowed to rise to $1,900; without the manipulation, gold might've risen to $2,500, $3,000-maybe more.  The rising price of gold helped confirm that inflation was present, the fiat dollar was losing value, and the national debt was being partially repudiated.


Given government's "fundamental" need to repudiate at least part of the national debt by means of inflation, it made sense to me that government would allow the price of gold to rise at, say, 20% per year-but not 30% or 50%.  Inflation was significant but controlled.  Manipulation of the price of gold helped to prevent inflation from going "hyper".


But then gov-co knocked gold down from $1,900 to $1,200 and has held it between $1,200 and $1,400 for the past year.  The falling price of gold is evidence of growing value of the fiat dollar.  That's evidence of deflation which is anathema to economic growth.


Holding the price of gold down contributes to an increase in the apparent value of the fiat dollar and therefore an increase in the purchasing power of the national debt.  Holding the price of gold down contributes to deflation which usually corresponds to recession or depression.


So, it's made no sense to me that the government has depressed the price of gold for most of the past three years.  Doing so appeared to me to be contrary to government's own interests.


*  Worse, it's been supposed that the downward manipulation of gold prices may have been achieved by government secretly selling some or most of the 8,200 tons of gold allegedly held in the US Treasury into the commodities markets at low, low prices


Q.:  Why sell the US Treasury's gold? 


A.:  To maintain the illusion that the fiat dollar still has strong purchasing power and value.  The government and/or the Federal Reserve (seemingly) sold the gold to protect the dollar.


I marveled at the suspicion that the US Treasury could be so damn dumb that they'd sell off America's gold treasury at artificially reduced prices in order to temporarily protect and sustain the perceived value of the intrinsically-worthless fiat dollar.  If that suspicion were true, then gov-co would be literally giving our gold away to temporarily support the fiat dollar. 


Didn't gov-co know that, inevitably, the markets would consume every damn gram of gold held in the US Treasury?  Didn't they understand that the fiat dollar was inevitably doomed to die?  And why were they selling America's gold to foreign entities (like China) rather than, at least, to the American people?


On reflection, I realize that the previous questions weren't evidence of the government's ignorance, but rather, of mine.


Of course (if they are truly selling off the US Treasury's gold), the government knows that soon that Treasury will soon be empty.  Of course, they know.

So, why are the selling US gold?


Because the gov-co has an ulterior motive to want the US Treasury devoid of gold.




Clearly, government knows that the fiat dollar (like every other fiat currency) must eventually collapse in value.  The dollar has lost at least 95% of its purchasing power in my lifetime.  Inevitably, it will lose the remaining 5% and become worthless.  Maybe this year.  Maybe five years from now.  But, inevitably, the fiat dollar must die.

I presume government also knows that once the fiat dollar dies, the American people will go through so much economic tribulation that they'll be actually be forced to learn what the terms "fiat dollar" and "fiat currency" mean.  (Imagine!  An economic depression so painful that Americans are forced actually learn something!  Scary thought, hmm?)


Once Americans associate the term "fiat dollars" with economic pain, they'll be extremely reluctant to agree to replace today's "fiat dollar" with another new-and-improved "fiat currency".  Instead, there'll be a significant public demand for a new, gold-backed currency.   After all, a gold- or silver-based monetary system is mandated by Article 1 Section 10 Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States.  Given that constitutional requirement plus the force of public demand, the Powers That Be might not be able to prevent the US going back to gold.  After 43 years of a pure fiat dollar, we might actually return to a gold-based currency.


If America's constitutional demand for a gold-based currency couldn't be defeated politically, the entire, global, fiat-currency system would probably be destroyed.   That fiat currency system is the foundation for big government and the New World Order.  If the world returned to a gold-based monetary system, big government and the New World Order will die.


I suspect that, from the New World Order's perspective, if the United States didn't reestablish a gold-based currency, it's also unlikely that any other nation (perhaps even including China) could do so, except at a fantastic price of, say, $50,000/ounce, for physical gold.


However, assuming that the Powers That Be are most concerned with the United States reverting a gold-based currency (again, as mandated by Article 1.10.1 of the US Constitution), the simplest way to prevent the American people from having a gold-based currency is to remove all gold from the US Treasury.


If America has no gold, America can't back its current or future currency with gold.

If American has no gold, there can't be a gold-backed US currency.


No matter how loudly the American people might scream, shout, protest fiat currency and demand a return to gold-based currency-they can't possibly have one--if the US Treasury has been completely depleted of all of its gold.


*  Of course, despite strong suspicions, we don't yet absolutely know that the federal government has secretly sold off most of the US Treasury of gold.  More, the idea that our gold treasury had been depleted has previously seemed almost too fantastic to be believed.  But now, that possible secret sale makes sense as a means to preempt any political movement in the United States to restore a gold-based currency.


The current fiat dollar will certainly die-perhaps quite soon.  When it dies, a new currency must replace it.  But if America has no gold, our next currency must be another fiat currency.  It might be a pink paper dollar issued by the Federal Reserve.  It might be an "Amero" issued by the North American Union.   It might be some sort of "Special Drawing Right" issued by the New World Order.


But if the US Treasury has secretly sold all or most of America's 8,200 tons of gold, there can't be another US currency that's backed by gold unless and until our Treasury is restocked with 10,000 to 20,000 tons of gold-and how could that happen without first rebuilding America's former industrial prowess?


The truth is that much of the 8,200 tons of gold in the US Treasury was accumulated as a result of World War II.  The rest of the Western world was devastated by war.  America was the only industrial nation that was still intact.  As a result, we made a killing in international trade and stocked up several thousand tons of gold. 


I doubt that America could ever repeat that performance except in the context of another World War where, again, the industrial capacity of most of the world was destroyed while the US industrial capacity remained unscathed.


A World War that destroys foreign industry but leaves American industry intact is now inconceivable.


Implication:  If most of the US Treasury of gold has been secretly sold, we will probably never again see gold in the US Treasury rebuilt to the 8,200 ton level.  If so, we'll not see another US currency that's backed by gold.  Ever.


* I may be mistaken, but I'm almost persuaded that our government and the New World Order have intentionally suppressed the price of gold over the past two years so the US gold could be sold at fire-sale prices.  I can't prove it, but I suspect the gov-co may have  intentionally (and treasonously) sold all of our gold at bargain-basement prices to ensure that it's impossible for America to replace the current fiat dollar with a new US dollar that's backed by gold (and is therefore deemed to be "good as gold"). 

Without a huge supply of gold in the US Treasury-unless Americans are prepared to engage in a shooting revolution-we'll be condemned to live in a fiat world far into the future and remain subject to the power and control of those who print and/or issue the global fiat currency.


Contrary to what I'd previously supposed, the government isn't selling America's gold to protect the US fiat dollar.  From the New World Order's perspective, the dollar is disposable.  They'll let the fiat dollar die-and probably not so long from now.  The global, fiat monetary system is not disposable.  I strongly suspect that the "Powers" are selling US gold to protect the global, fiat-currency system against America's possible return to a gold-based currency. 


*  If there's going to be a single, gold-based currency, it will issue from China.  If so, the Chinese Renminbi will be "good as gold" and China's industries will dominate the globe.  But only for a while.


In the end, a gold-based Chinese Renminbi might dominate the globe for five or ten years, but it would inevitably be replaced with another newer, fiat currency that the New World Order needs to truly rule the world.


If the US Treasury's gold is gone, that loss will preempt any attempt to return to a US gold standard.  If the US Treasury's gold is gone, we might see a gold-based currency coming out of China.  We might even see several nations issue their own gold-based currency.  But we will not see another gold-based currency coming out of the United States.


If our government has depleted the US Treasury of all of its gold, it follows that one very likely reason is to prevent the American people from ever again instituting a gold-based currency.  If so, it might follow that our government has intentionally reduced the price of gold to the $1,300 range in order to make the sale of US gold irresistible.

For me and for now, that's the most plausible hypothesis I've been able to imagine to explain the past two and half years of gold's decline.


But, that's an hypothesis-a theory, a possibility, not a statement of fact. 

More, my entire hypothesis depends on the premise that our government has, indeed, secretly sold virtually all of the gold from the US Treasury.  If that premise is false, my hypothesis is also false. 


If the hypothesis is false, it is, at best, interesting and, at worst, silly.

If the hypothesis is true, however, your government is engaged in overt treason against the people of The United States of America.  If so, all responsible government officers and officials should be tried for treason and, if found guilty, hanged.


We shall see.

Send Illegal Aliens Home to their Nation's Embassies


by Alfred Adask



Recently, there's been influx of children from Mexico and central American countries crossing our border with Mexico and entering this country illegally. 


Think about that.   Children.


We're not talking about desperate adults, hardened criminals or even terrorists entering this country illegally.  We're talking about children.


The US Border Patrol can't even prevent children from entering this country.   That's one helluva tribute to our border security, no?


*  In the article "Obama talks tough to Mexico: Illegal-immigrant children won't get to stay," The Washington Times reports:

"President Obama told his Mexican counterpart in a phone call Thursday that immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally won't qualify for legalized status or deferred deportation, including children.

"The White House said Mr. Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto discussed 'a regional strategy to address the surge of unaccompanied children coming from Central America, through Mexico, to the U.S.'" 

I'd say, to hell with the "regional strategy".  To hell with the North American "region," for that matter.  I'd say, worry only about The United States of America.  Defend the US border. 

However, our government will ignore what I say because it's not an accident that our government won't defend our border with Mexico.   Our government won't defend our border because it wants a regional economy and then a regional "nation" that includes Mexico, the U.S. and Canada-all under a single administrative division of the New World Order.  Our government won't defend the US border because it's dedicated to the destruction of The United States of America and its replacement by the New World Order.

Obama seeks "regional solutions" because he truly represents the "region" of North America rather than the nation called "The United States of America". 

*  In any case, here's my suggestion for dealing with children who enter this country illegally:


I'd take the kids that come from Guatemala and deposit them in the Guatemalan embassies located here in the U.S..


After all, each foreign nation's embassy in the US is supposed to exist as a patch of that foreign nation's sovereign territory.  Thus, while a child leaving Guatemala without a visa might enter the U.S. illegally, he'd be quite legal so long as he remained on Guatemalan "territory" within a Guatemalan embassy. 


How could anyone complain if the US Border Patrol simply returned every "lost" foreign child-immigrant to the "sovereign territory" within the embassy of the child's native country?


Similarly, I'd take the kids that come from Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico and deposit them in their own country's embassies located in the US.  If we couldn't discover a  kid's nationality,  just deposit him with the Mexican embassy because the kid is certain to have at least come through Mexico.


  I'd leave it up to the embassies to either ship their children back home, or feed, clothe and shelter them in the embassies. 


If the kids were going to create an "humanitarian crisis," that crisis would be on the soil of their own country's embassies rather than in the U.S..


Instead of treating the illegal alien children as a US problem, I'd treat them as a domestic problem of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico by bringing those kids to their home country's embassies.


Same thing goes with the adult illegal aliens. 


If we catch any , instead of putting them in an American jail or holding facility while we fool around trying to decide in court what to do with 'em, let's just deposit them in their countries' embassies and post guards on the embassies to ensure that none of the illegal aliens escape into this country. 


If the officers of employees of any foreign embassy let any of their children or "illegal aliens" enter the US from their embassies, I'd threaten to treat it as an act of war.  


If a national embassy grew tired of sharing its facilities with hundreds or thousands of illegal aliens, that embassy and nation can pay to put 'em on Mexicana Airlines and ship 'em home.  Give the kids a thrill and send 'em first class.  


I'd stuff those embassies like sardine cans.  And when there wasn't space for one more illegal alien in his home country's embassy, I'd stuff those kids into the homes and apartments of the foreign embassy's officers and employees.  And if the foreign officers and employees couldn't keep the illegal aliens in their homes or apartments, I'd charge 'em with acts of war, sedition or some such.


Let Mexico pay to feed, clothe and shelter the Mexican illegal aliens that enter this country.  Don't send illegals to US jails. Send 'em to their home country's embassies.


Once Mexico gets stuck with the bill for "deporting" Mexican illegals back to Mexico, we'll see how long it takes Mexico to prevent illegals from entering this country.


The US might not be able to close the border with Mexico, but the Mexicans certainly could.


Whatcha think? 


Interesting idea?

Gold prices rose to their highest level since mid-April this week and market participants are keeping a close eye on $1,300 an ounce to see if the metal can stay above this psychologically important level.

Gold prices shot up more than 3% on Thursday, the biggest one day gain since September 2013.


So far this month, gold prices have risen nearly 6%.


The recent jump in gold prices comes as turmoil in Iraq has put some investors on edge. Gold and other so-called "hard" assets often find favor in times of political and economic uncertainty.


Meanwhile, Russian forces have been massing on the eastern border with Ukraine, raising concerns about an escalation of tensions in an already volatile region.

I really don't believe gold spiked as a delayed reaction to the Federal Reserve maintaining a generally dovish tone toward monetary policy but the tension in Iraq regarding militants seizing or shutting down the refinery is more likely.

Dave Toth, director of technical research at RJ O'Brien, is bullish on gold prices based on this week's technical-chart action.

Thursday's "decisive rebound above Monday's $1,285.10 high (for August gold futures) confirms the new long-term trend as up in gold prices," Toth said.

There have been some hopes that Indian buyers would return to the market, based on signals from India's new government possibly relaxing import duties. But that doesn't seem the case.



The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States topped 11 million for the first time last month, increasing from 10,996,447 in April to a record 11,004,507 in May, according to new data released by the Social Security Administration.

The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the populations of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal and is drawing closer to Cuba, whose population of 11,047,251 (as reported by the CIA) is just 42,477 more than the 11,004,507 Americans receiving disability benefits.

The 11,004,507 total disability beneficiaries in May included a record 8,947,220 disabled workers. It also included 153,554 spouses of disabled workers and 1,903,733 children of disabled workers.

The previous record for disabled workers alone (not counting spouses and children receiving benefits) was the 8,942,584 recorded in December 2013.




China cut its holdings of United States government debt in April for the third straight month, which may reflect a continuing move from US assets, according to an analyst.

China, the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries, held $1.26 trillion in US debt as of April, down $8.9 billion from the previous month and below the $1.27 trillion mark for the first time since August 2013, the US Treasury Department said Monday in a monthly report. China's holdings hit a high of $1.317 triillion in November.

Kent Troutman, a research analyst at the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), said the decreases each month could be due to benign shifts in the portfolio.

"April is the first month where there is a larger decrease, but it is still small. What is worth noting, however, is that, even if China's holdings of US Treasuries are flat, its share of overall foreign exchange reserves is declining," Troutman wrote Monday in an email to China Daily.


World's 3 biggest shipping operators scrap proposed alliance plans after Chinese veto


(AP:COPENHAGEN, Denmark) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A plan by the world's three biggest container shipping operators to create an alliance has been scrapped after Chinese authorities blocked it.


The industry has been battling overcapacity since the financial crisis because new vessels ordered before the downturn have flooded the market. This has driven rates on the main route between Asia and northern Europe to loss-making levels.


The three shipping firms plan to commit all vessels deployed on the three routes into a joint vessel operation center located in London that will operate the combined fleet independently.

Vincent Clerc, chief trade and marketing officer at Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said Tuesday that the rejection by China - which like other major economies was reviewing the merger's potential impact on the market - came as a surprise.


U.S. and European regulators had previously cleared the deal. As a result, the alliance of Maersk, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM of France, "as initially planned will not come into existence," Clerc said.


The proposed alliance, first proposed in June last year, was to be an independently operated network with 255 vessels and was set to start operations in late 2014. The alliance was to operate a capacity of 2.6 million containers between Asia and Europe, across the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It was intended to be an operational, not a commercial, cooperation, Maersk said. Each company would have continued to have fully independent sales, marketing and customer service functions. The decision to abandon the alliance will have no material impact on the Maersk Group's expected result for 2014, the company said.



Fed further slows pace of bond buying, provides no clear signal of timing on first rate hike


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve will further slow the pace of its bond purchases because a strengthening U.S. job market needs less support. But it's offering no clear signal about when it will start raising its benchmark short-term rate. Most economists think a rate increase is at least a year away despite signs of rising inflation. The Fed announced its decision in a statement Wednesday after it ended a two-day policy meeting. The statement was nearly identical to the one the Fed issued after its last meeting in April. It reiterated its plan to keep short-term rates low "for a considerable time" after it ends its bond purchases, which have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low. The Fed also downgraded its forecast for growth for 2014, acknowledging that a harsh winter caused the economy to shrink in the January-March quarter. In addition, the Fed barely raised its forecast for inflation.






U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year as the cost of food and gasoline showed big gains and airline fares jumped by the largest amount in 15 years.


the consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in May, the biggest one-month jump since a 0.6 percent increase in February 2013, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.


Over the past 12 months, consumer prices are up 2.1 percent. While that was the biggest 12-month price change since October 2012, it still left prices rising at a pace near the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target.



"The Fed will have to acknowledge in tomorrow's policy statement that price pressures are growing," said Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics. "The chances that it will raise interest rates before the middle of next year are increasing."


"We're seeing more signs that the days of low inflation are behind us," said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. She said the drought in California pushed fruit prices up and a drought in Brazil was to blame for higher coffee prices. Excluding volatile food and energy, core inflation was up 0.3 percent in May, the biggest one-month gain since August 2011.


Food costs were up 0.5 percent, the largest increase since a similar gain in August 2011. Food costs have been driven higher this year by an unusually harsh winter and a drought in California.  Energy costs were up 0.9 percent in May, the biggest one-month gain since December. Gasoline prices increased 0.7 percent last month.Outside of food and energy, there were widespread price pressures as well. Airline tickets were up 5.8 percent in May, the biggest one-month gain since July 1999. The cost of clothing, prescription drugs and new cars all showed increases in May.




( - The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last May, it was 234.572. By this January, it hit 240.006. By April, it hit 249.362. And, in May, it climbed to a record 252.832.

"The index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs has risen 7.7 percent over the span [last year]," says the BLS. "The index for food at home increased 0.7 percent, its largest increase since July 2011. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased in May. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 1.4 percent in May after a 1.5 increase in April, with virtually all its major components increasing," BLS states.


In addition to this food index, the price for fresh whole chickens hit its all-time high in the United States in May.

In January 1980, when the BLS started tracking the price of this commodity, fresh whole chickens cost $0.70 per pound. By this May 2014, fresh whole chickens cost $1.56 per pound.

A decade ago, in May 2004, a pound of fresh chicken cost $1.04. Since then, the price has gone up 50%.

Each month, the BLS employs data collectors to visit thousands of retail stores all over the United States to obtain information on the prices of thousands of items to measure changes for the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The CPI is simply the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for a market basket of goods and services.

The BLS found that there was a 0.7% change in the prices for the food at home index in May, which tracks foods like meats, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy, as well as many others.



Cyprus raises 750 mln euros in financial markets in 1st public bond issue since bailout


(AP:NICOSIA, Cyprus) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus returned to international markets on Wednesday after raising 750 million euros ($1 billion) from international markets with its first public issue of bonds since last year's international bailout saved it from bankruptcy. An initial target of 500 million Euros was oversubscribed four times, and allowed authorities to raise an extra 250 million Euros through the five-year bonds, the Finance Ministry said.


The bonds carried a 4.75 percent interest rate, in an issuance that comes a year earlier than initially anticipated.  Authorities trumpeted the oversubscribed, unexpectedly strong and earlier-than-expected issuance as a sign that the east Mediterranean island nation is starting to regain its economic footing following a 10-billion-euro international bailout last year.



"Trust in the Cypriot economy and its prospects has been confirmed in a tangible way," Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told reporters, adding that the money will help pay down the country's debt - now at 118 percent of gross domestic product.


It has also received four straight positive reviews from its creditors of its rescue program and has earned its first credit rating upgrades after years, although it still remains deep into junk territory. But the country isn't out of the woods yet.


Unemployment stands at around 17 percent, while its wobbly banking sector is still weighed down by a large number of bad loans resulting in a credit crunch that's stifling growth. Cyprus was effectively knocked out of the markets in mid-2011 after a string of credit rating downgrades triggered by a banking crisis and exacerbated by unrestrained government spending. the country tested the markets in April when it raised 100 million Euros in six-year bonds issued through a private placement, at an interest rate of 6.5 percent.   Economic analyst Stelios Platis said reaching out to international markets now is a smart move to take advantage of a prevailing "bubble" caused by eager investors looking for opportunities.




US home construction fell 6.5 pct in May; starts down for single-family houses and apartments


Builders started work at a seasonally adjusted annual rate on 1.01 million homes last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was down 6.5 percent from 1.07 million in April.


Construction firms began work on fewer single-family houses, condominiums and apartments last month.


Many would-be buyers face higher mortgage rates than at this time last year, while builders are selling fewer new homes but charging more for them. That has reduced the number of possible buyers and the number of construction jobs. Builders employ 1.49 million fewer workers than they did at the start of the Great Recession in December 2007, a loss of roughly 20 percent.



GOP-led House OKs $570 billion defense bill with limits on Obama's authority on Guantanamo



 The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $570 billion defense bill that halts any Guantanamo transfers for a year amid the furor over the American-for-Taliban swap and pulls back on government spying.


The vote was 340-73 for the measure that provides money for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, personnel, ships and aircraft.


The House added a provision to the bill that would bar funds for transfers, imposing a one-year moratorium on moving Guantanamo detainees to a foreign country. It also voted to bar funds for transferring Guantanamo detainees to Yemen.

"President Obama's recent exchange of five high-level terrorists without notifying Congress illustrates his blatant disregard for its role as a co-equal branch of government," Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who called the five "cold-blooded terrorists," said in a statement.


The bill already bars 85 percent of the funds in the account for overseas conflicts until Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reassures lawmakers that congressional notification on Guantanamo transfers will be respected.


The bill would provide $490 billion for core defense spending and $79 billion for overseas operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts. The $79 billion is a placeholder as Congress awaits a more detailed proposal from the administration.


The White House has objected to the legislation, which must be reconciled with a still-to-be written version from the Democratic-led Senate. 




Bitcoin faces previously unimaginable threat: a takeover by a pool of 'miners'


NEW YORK (AP) - The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it. In recent weeks, a British-based "mining pool" called GHash has amassed nearly half of the Bitcoin computing power and has briefly gone over 50 percent. Miners operate the computers that keep track of bitcoins and create additional coins. Miners pool their computing power to spread the financial risk of their operations. If GHash amasses more than half of the computing power devoted to Bitcoin, it could in theory control the flow of transactions, freeze people out of the network and keep all future bitcoins for itself. Although GHash says it's committed to preserving Bitcoin as a trustable technology, the mere fact that one player can amass majority control could undermine trust in the currency, which is worth only what people are willing to pay for it.



On Monday, the International Monetary Fund predicted that the U.S. economy will grow a modest 2 percent this year, below the IMF's previous estimate of 2.7 percent



Russia cuts gas supplies to Ukraine amid unpaid bills, mounting tensions;


MOSCOW (AP) - Russia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt and demanding upfront payments for future supplies. The decision, coming amid deep tensions over eastern Ukraine, provoked strong words from both sides but does not immediately affect the crucial flow of Russian gas to Europe. Ukraine has enough reserves to last until December, according to the head of its state gas company Naftogaz. Still, the Russian move could disrupt Europe's long-term energy supplies if the issue is not resolved, analysts said.




What happened to Americans?


 ON JUNE 18TH, 2014


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We gaze off into the distance, squinting as we desperately try to see anything through the blood red - Obama sun. Is there anything real to actually find hope in? We occasionally see a Representative or Senator rise up in courage and take a stand for the truth, but rarely. We occasionally see a Judge rule impartially and Holder observe the law, but rarely. I am still squinting hard to see anyone in the House or Senate stand up to the sea of Obama crimes.

The agenda

Islam, Internationalism and Communism have formed an UN holy trinity of force, deception and corruption aimed at America and the entire world. The age-old problem is simply good vs. evil and Power vs. freedom. America has always been in the way with her beacon of freedom, Judeo Christian values and history that is empowered by the God of the Holy Bible. Her core has always been submitted to God, freedom and hope. This flies in the face of all wanna be dictators and their plans. This flies in the face of Obama and his plans.

Does America just fade away and 'transform' now?

NO AND TRIPLE NO. There is no compromise, shift or adjustment for Americans away from our power, history and real core. There is no turning the miraculous rock of our Constitution and Bill of Rights into 'outdated jello' that oozes away and has no influence as Obama ignores it and attacks it again and again.

 All variety of Americans listen up

To survive Obama and his international/Communist/Islamic agenda, we must vividly, loudly and openly remember who we are. We do not belong to Obama and we are not Islamic. Our country is not one of the largest Muslim nations on earth - WE ARE CHRISTIAN.

Our country, though not perfect has nothing to apologize to the world for. We have offered up hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of lives to counter dictators, murderers and Islamic radicals. Obama thinks he needs to endlessly apologize for that.

Though we have been a tinge naive at times and didn't craft every battle plan or intervention perfectly, WE STILL SHOWED UP AND FOUGHT THE BAD GUYS, RESCUED AND REBUILT ENTIRE COUNTRIES WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY ENEMIES. We did that while most just watched and did little or nothing.

America was 'Rocky.' America was 'Braveheart.' America still is but she must slap herself, shake the Obama dust off and remember who she is. No more Obama costumes! Rip them off and throw them He can apologize all he wants for America, he is neither American nor Christian in my book. I am proud to be American and Christian.

We must get the real vision back of who we are and how unique we really are. Then stand up and fight for your freedoms and against Obama's systematic attacks. He fires away against gun rights, speech rights, 10th amendment rights, privacy rights...on and on. Support freedom of religious and patriotic speech for yourself at work and for your children in schools. Don't be transformed into a 'sustainable' sell out of shame and intimidation. Do not turn yourselves into quite little slaves by submitting to Obama's orders and schemes.

Just as God of the Holy Bible chose the Jews to bring forth our savior Jesus Christ to redeem the world, He miraculously crafted, inspired and put America in place. He rose up a Christian Government and inspired Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our Government documents weren't inspired by any person, dictator or plot. Every word was reflecting Christian principles and Biblical truth and freedom. We shouldn't have won most of the battles in the early days of our nation against the British. We were out gunned and out manned - but we did. God was at the helm and our founders were inspired by Him and freedom.

Remember, there is fierce power in prayer if you are praying to the real God and not the costume pretender version. Pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that he will have mercy on our country, restore our moral core and restore our freedom and Constitution. Pray that He will rescue us in His way from Obama and his evil agenda.

Get behind real conservatives running for the House and Senate in 2014 with prayer, time and money. This is a critical opportunity to make Obama stand back and be held accountable for his illegal and UN Constitutional actions.

Remember who you are not who Obama wants you to be. Pray loudly and make a real difference were you are. "Oh say can you see...

Do not accept any other option but to build America back to her greatness. Americans do not fade away into the night! Obama will...


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I've come across information lately that suggests that law makers are introducing and perusing more aggressive laws to promote and make mandatory vaccinations for employment outside of the healthcare industry. I also noted the universities are dedicating more research to fast-tracking vaccine production. The Vaccine Efficiency Studies are in multiple universities and many of them are collaborating. According to statistician Yanqing Sun at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, the amount of research going towards the vaccine industry is enormous and includes statistical analysis and algorithms. Vaccines are being developed with different constructs especially with the HIV vaccine. Viruses which mutate or change regularly are the challenge. Research is being funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health using statistical models to account for mis-measured and missing data as part of medical studies. This we are told is all to improve vaccine efficiency and to make sure the population is covered with vaccines. The new laws are being created to make vaccinations mandatory for employment. For the majority, who've no understanding about vaccines, would think this is a scientific advancement in public health. To others who know that vaccines are biological weapons, this is a warning.



In the last decade the number of civil liberty lawsuits against hospital authorities requiring staff to be vaccinated with vaccines has increased. The CDC is pushing for lawmakers to draft regulations requiring the vaccines as a condition for employment even outside of the healthcare industry. Whispers on Capitol Hill suggest that mandatory flu shots could be required if someone wants to work in the food service industry, education, social services, home personal care, real estate and even maintenance. If this is accomplished it will open the doors for numerous vaccine requirements to hold any job that puts us in contact with other humans. I imagine it will also become a prerequisite for qualifying for government funded healthcare. Making vaccines mandatory for all is the only way the vaccine industry will survive. The pharmaceutical industry is heavily invested in virus research and making antiviral drugs rather than antibiotics. The more people become educated on the reality of vaccines, the less likely they are to submit to having them. It is bad enough the government has made it nearly impossible to sue vaccine manufacturers for damages and now they want to threaten everyone's livelihood for non-compliance?



The lawmakers and scientists are using statistics with regards to vaccines and they need to review the CDC's statistical review of last year's flu vaccine. The bird flu is included in the flu shot to supposedly protect the masses from bird flu (H1N1). The report shows that more people in 2013 than previously in history were inoculated with the bird flu virus and the vaccinated people contracted the disease and some died.



If anyone has followed up to see how healthcare professionals are doing under the mandatory flu vaccine in order to stay employed you would discover a 2010 case in which a 24-year-old nurse became paralyzed after getting the shot. The government agreed to pay her medical expenses and future care to the tune of $11.6 million dollars. Sarah Behie suffered symptoms of weakness three weeks after getting the flu shot and was diagnosed with the neuromuscular disease; Guillain-Barre syndrome. She has lost the use of her legs and has difficulty mobilizing here upper body.



Vaccine attorney Alan Phillips brought to my attention that the CDC lies about the safety of vaccines and in particular the mercury (thimerosal preservative). A peer review report evaluated the scientific literature which contradicts the CDC's assurance that "low doses of thimerosal in vaccines do not cause harm, and are only associated with minor local injection site reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site." According to Dr. Brian Hooker (biochemist), it was reported in the journal BioMed Research International the scientific evidence to the contrary. The report is pretty hard hitting with 75 years of research citing allergic reactions, learning disabilities, autoimmune diseases, autism and infant mortality. According to Dr. Hooker the scientific studies supporting vaccines are statistically and scientifically flawed creating in his opinion scientific malfeasance. The CDC reports contained what he called "cherry picking data" to support the safety of vaccines. This type of research if used to support legislative laws mandating vaccines should not be tolerated.


"Substantial scientific evidence exists and has existed for many years that the vaccine ingredient thimerosal is a developmental neurotoxin." George Lucier, Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program


"The thimerosal in vaccines is a distraction for the real cause of disease and death by vaccines and that is the diseased-riddled vaccine itself." Dr. Rebecca Carley


"There is no doubt that authorities in the CDC have initiated and participated in a cover-up of vaccine-induced damage from thimerosal to our children and this I consider criminal." Dr. Boyd Haley, author and International expert in mercury toxicity



Legislators in Wisconsin are considering a bill which bans mandatory flu vaccines and prohibits employers from suspending, discriminating against, demoting, punishing or firing anyone who refuses to be vaccinated in order to work. Unions object to mandatory vaccinations and have taken legal action. We're told that the vaccine industry is trying to use GMO substitutes in manufacturing flu vaccine to remove the egg cultures, which take too long to manufacture and also cause egg allergies. The other reason they want to remove animal ingredients in vaccine manufacturing is that the Ohio US Superior Court upheld a decision that people who subscribe to veganism with sincerity equals that of traditional religious views and could seek vaccine exemption. 



If you are thinking about working for or are working in the healthcare industry, the CDC website has a list of states requiring vaccinations for employment. I imagine this list will undergo a radical adjustment if lawmakers mandate vaccinations in order to work.



Dr. Rebecca Carley brought this information to my attention that in secret under the US Energy Department there is a human genome project to develop genetic weapons which can target specific ethnic groups. This research is being conducted at the Cold Springs Harbor lab on Long Island, New York. It was pointed out that the US Energy Department is also in charge of the US nuclear weapons. According to the report, Dr. Wayne Nathanson, chief of the Science and Ethics Department of the Medical Society of the UK says that "gene therapy" could become "gene weapons." Dr. Nathanson warned that such gene weapons could be delivered in a variety of ways such as; air (gas or aerosol) and water causing sterility, birth defects and death. Experts estimated that such weapons could be developed for about $50 million. Work of this sort has been underway for decades. Dr. Carl Larson, head of the Department of Human Genetics at the Institute of Genetics in Lund, Sweden, reported in 1970 during a military review on ethnic weapons that there are various substances that could be used against an entire segment of the population. He gave the example of those in Southeast Asia who are generally a lactose intolerant race and that a bio-weapon could take advantage of their lack of lactase in their digestive system and kill an entire population.



The evil mindset behind genocide is not new. During the Roman Empire the Roman armies would put dead animals in the enemy's water supply to spread deadly pathogens. The US Army was no different putting deadly disease on blankets and distributing them to the Native Indians. Who says the US government isn't still pursuing such genocide?  Today scientists pour over a selection of poisons or microorganisms that can quickly target and destroy their victims. The plagues of ancient Egypt are nothing compared to what science has in store. There are reports that in Utah the Dugway Proving Grounds bio-warfare facility has been reopened after it was closed for safety concerns. The Army Medical Command in Fort Detrick, Maryland, which was the center of the US biological weapons program from 1943 to 1969 and is now being used for research by the National Cancer Institute. Since it has been verified that vaccines of the 1950's and 1960's delivered cancer to millions one has to wonder about this connection. What else has been going on at Ft. Detrick?  In 2010 this 1,200 acre facility supported US biomedical research and studied foreign plant pathogens. This is the heart of the US bio-defense agency since WWII where they experimented with hazardous substance on thousands of humans.


"Many experiments that tested various biological agents on human subjects, referred to as Operation Whitecoat, were carried out at Fort Detrick, Maryland in the 1950's. The human subjects originally consisted of volunteer enlisted men. However, after the enlisted men instigated a sit down to obtain more information about the dangers of the biological tests, Seventh-day Adventists (who were conscientious objectors) were recruited for the studies." From the US General Accounting Office Study Report.


Check out the propaganda from this 3-minute lab experiment video from the 1950's.



If you check the Federal and State laws on what constitutes a drug you will find terminology in which the government refers to us as animals and therefore we are all test subjects for whatever experiment they wish to carry out.


 21 U.S. Code § 321 (g) (1)(a)(b)(c)

The term "drug" means (A) articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (B) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (C) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals;


Reads the same for my state of North Carolina under GS 90-85.3 Page 1§90-85.3


To search your state for the regulation use your state's initials and "definition of a drug man or other animals".



Based on the legislative actions and that of the government's past and present actions it could be that eventually anyone who refuses to take part in vaccine research (your flu shots etc.) could not only lose their medical insurance and their job but could also be breaking the law. It seems to be the direction authorities are moving in.



Every flu season people start to think about flu shots and more are deciding to skip the flu shot. Medical personal in many states cannot unless they wish to be unemployed. So, they contact people with herb knowledge on having a third option. If I were threatened with a vaccine and there was a gun to my head I could utilize the option of reversing the vaccine. I like to use a topical herb poultice (Skin Poultice) to draw out as much of the vaccine as possible and also use the Blood Cleanse formula to protect the blood system and distributing any of the vaccine that gets past the poultice. I also use my immune boosting herbs to help destroy any of the pathogens in the vaccine because we are not told everything that is put in the vaccine. I will also do my organ cleansing to remove any of the heavy metals (mercury and aluminum) in the vaccine. You can pick up a Pandemic Kit which contains the immune boosting formulas, Skin Poultice and Blood Cleanse and be prepared. The shelf life is approximately ten years when stored properly. Call Apothecary Herbs to order or for a product catalog 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277, where your healthcare options just became endless.





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