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In any criminal investigation, a good investigator looks for motive and opportunity.  But the allegation that Assad gassed innocent women and children with the nerve agent sarin can be reduced to motive only because governments, unlike people, can make any opportunity they so wish.  Their tentacles are too numerous to track and many of their actions are secret and unknown to the general public.

So if the evidence demonstrates that wrong doing occurred, we must look at motive when governments are involved.  The evidence shows that Syrian warplanes left an air base, boomed an area, and returned.  In or near the target area, their was a sarin gas incident.  The evidence does NOT demonstrate that it was the warplane payload that contained the nerve agent.  That is only a possibility.   There are also at least three others.

  1. The Russian narrative that the warplanes hit a rebel / terrorist munitions depot containing chemical weapons.
  2. The rebels / terrorists staged the event to make it look as if it was the result of the Assad regime’s bombing run.
  3. The rebels together with deep state elements within the United States planned the provocation to justify aggression against Assad and by proxy, Russia.

Number 2/3 has been done before during the Obama Administration.

So what does Assad have to gain?  What was he motive?  Lets look at the setting.

  • Assad had the civil war going his way.  He was making progress and winning.
  • Peace talks were about to start.

So Assad thinks to himself…

I wonder how I can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, turn the entire world against me, and bring the US in the conflict so they can fight my chief ally Russia?  I know, I will use nerve gas on non-combatants like women and children.  Perfect, that should do it.  I must call Vladimir right away and let him in on this brilliant plan.

Really?  This is to stupid to be believed.

Who does benefit?

  • The terrorists who are losing.  You know, the moderate Muslims who chop off heads and use women and children as human shields and are funded by US interests and receive US weapons.  They need the US to enter the conflict or they are going to lose.
  • The US military industrial complex and the deep state that needs conflict to justify its spending.  They need a big boogeyman like Russia to keep the war drums beating and the money flowing.
  • The US government so they can virtue signal, that is, to be seen of men to be the good guys, wear the white hats.  Otherwise they will not be able to contain public decent and keep the population pacified.

Russia and Assad do not appear to benefit from this action.  Until the pundits like Mark Levin and Brian Wilson provide real motive, Donald Trump may be sending his message to the wrong people.

More…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtvNIhGun0

 

 

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The destroyer of worlds

Shocked and yet not surprised.  Sounds like a contradiction, or perhaps a very conflicted person in a confusing circumstance.  It is long been known by some of us who actually take the time to question the dominate paradigm (as opposed to just googling stuff to support one’s bias) that government agencies deceive their citizens, violate the constitution and the rights of those same citizens, and use violence to enforce their unlawful edicts.

The U.S. Treasury, it’s counter part “The FED”, and it’s police (the IRS) are no exceptions.  In really, they are the worse of all offenders globally.  They look at citizens as milk cows to be drained, but they are really more like parasites that are slowing killing the host, which by the way, is you and me.

For instance, did you know that your wages, salaries, or compensation for your labor or product is not the same as your income?  I bet you did not.  But the IRS 1040 makes it look like it is which is in direct defiance to various supreme count rulings.  What rulings you ask?  Well how about these…

“If there is no gain, there is no income.” [1] …It [income] is not synonymous with receipts. Simply put, pay from a job is a ‘wage,’ and wages are not taxable. Congress has taxed income, not compensation.” United States Supreme Court Conner v. United States. 303 F. Supp. 1187 (1969) pg. 1191: 47 C.J.S. Internal Revenue 98, Pg. 226. (Emphasis added).

Read it carefully, WAGES ARE NOT TAXABLE, and Congress has taxed income, not compensation.  Well that was pretty clear.  How about this…

“The claim that salaries, wages, and compensation for personal services are to be taxed as an entirety and therefore must be returned by the individual… is without support, either in the language of the Act or in the decisions of the courts construing it… it is not salaries, wages or compensation for personal services that are to be included in gross income. That which is to be included is gains, profits, and income derived from salaries, wages, or compensation for personal services.” United States Supreme Court, Lucas v. Earl, 281 U.S. 111 (1930). (Emphasis added).

The act referred to in the above quote is the infamous 16th Amendment, which is a topic for some other day.

Now for sure the government has tried to force another meaning on the language by trying to get the court to support the pillage and impoverishment of the American people by trying to fold all earnings (everything that comes in) as gross income.  That was also struck down.

“We must reject in this case…the broad contention submitted in behalf of the Government that all receipts – everything that comes in – are income within the proper definition of the term ‘gross income’…” United States Supreme Court Doyle v. Mitchell Brother, Co., 247 US 179 (1918).

And the IRS code still defines gross income correctly (as of this research) in IRS code Section 22 GROSS INCOME:

(a): Gross income includes gains, profits, and income derived from salaries, wages, or compensation for personal service…

All this should be painfully clear.  The wages you earn is compensation for you time and labor.  It is not income according the the 16th Amendment and the Supreme Court.  Income (which are the same as gains and profits) is derived from your compensation, not the same as your compensation.  When I get paid, which is my compensation or my wages or salary, I pay my mortgage, I buy food, put gas in my car, I pay the utility bills, I go to the movies, etc.  All that is not income to be taxed.  What is to be taxed is if I take what ever is left over and invest it and make a return on it (that is I make a profit or gain from that investment) that is what is taxable.  This is very plain and clear.

So why is the IRS 1040 built so incorrectly?  It is intentionally designed to give you the false impression that wages, salaries, compensation are synonymous with income.  This is in clear defiance to the Supreme court and the 16th amendment.

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Also, 1099’s shouldn’t be in there either, that is also compensation, not income. (See what-is-income).

As long as people remain unaware of this, the government can continue to borrow money for its wars and for buying votes (welfare) and to fund its police and surveillance state.  When this theft stops, the FED stockholders won’t get there 6% dividend.

I hope you do know that most of your taxes go to support the federal governments borrowing schemes, not to build roads and bridges.  They have to borrow and tax you to pay the banks the interest due for this borrowing, and to cover benefits and pensions so the bureaucrats, courts and law enforcement will continue to do there biding.

This endless borrowing is a major reason why MRI’s are many thousands of dollars when the true cost is $100 as in Japan, or why a hospital bed is $1500 a night for a shared room but a four star hotel runs $200 in the god-forsaken town of Washington DC.  (See The Market Ticker )  Government and the FED have driven everything sky high then they come to the rescue with something like EBT cards.  Government is the disease masquerading as the cure.   If that doesn’t work they lead us to war against a scapegoat.

To be far, perhaps TurboTax, TaxAct, H&R Block and TaxSlayer are just trying to get you to fill out the form the way the IRS expects you to.  Or perhaps they are counting on the deception to continue so the dominate paradigm will continue?  If it stops, so does their revenue.

One more thing.  To the American Christian you unthinkingly quotes “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”.  If you understood your own law and history, you would know that what is due Caesar is the tax on the profit or gain (income) from wages, not tax on the wages themselves.  Yes, you have to pay your lawful taxes, not unlawful ones, which is what we have been doing.

“The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land. Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.” Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 13

Stop taking the blue pill

References…

Conner v. United States, 303 F. Supp. 1187 (S.D. Tex. 1969)
http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/303/1187/1623533/

Lucas v. Earl 281 U.S. 111 (1930)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/281/111/case.html

Doyle v. Mitchell Bros. Co. 247 U.S. 179 (1918)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/247/179/case.html

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A thoughtful article from Charles Hugh Smith continues documenting the destruction of our liberties by the current incarnation of the “money trust”. Every point can be carefully reflected upon, pondered to greater depth, and documented further.

 

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Paul-Ran

On the way home yesterday I was listening to the local talk radio program on WMAL (Washington, DC).  They were discussing Rand Paul’s filibuster of the “Patriot Act”.  For those who do not know, Paul is against renewing it, wants to see it’s funding stripped and its scope curtailed if not abolished altogether.

The people calling in (usually an assortment of conservatives or neo-cons) made points both for and against Paul’s actions.  The majority “stood with Paul” but there was a good mix.  Being that I do not have a cell phone (I’m dinosaurian) I could not call in.  So I was waiting to hear if anyone would be making any point remotely discussing the elephant in the room.  At least to me it is certainly THEE elephant.

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Nope, no such luck.  I expected as much.  The people in the DC area, while many are struggling, are used to money pouring into this area so hard times here are not hard enough for most.  After all, the federal government rapes and plunders the rest of the country to maintain the huge and ever growing bureaucracy needed to control the rest of us.

So hear goes, as I see it.

I stand with Paul, but not for the reasons mentioned on the show by the host or the listeners.  Yes, the government is to big.  Yes, the Patriot Act and the powers and funding it gives to DHS, the NSA and its satellite agencies is excessive, unconstitutional, and ineffectual.  Yes, the claims by the NSA/FBI/DHS about terror plots foiled is most likely fiction.  Yes, the data collection is more likely going to be used against Americans who challenge federal authority than a terrorist in Yemen.

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But my issue is strictly the economics of it.  The government is beyond broke.  It has no “money”.  The federal government lives on credit.  The IRS collects taxes so the federal government can service the loan and interest on that loan they get from the FED.  Without this, the government cannot borrow more currency to continue its activities.  So it must squeeze the people harder and harder because the debt and the interest on the debt gets larger and larger.  Servicing the debt becomes more and more difficult.  We are now at debt saturation.   Ever thing is leveraged and hedged and leveraged again by the Central Bank and its member banks (owners).  Our government, like all governments before them, must increasingly turn to plundering and impoverishing its citizens to service the debt (pay back the bankers so the government can borrow more to meet its expenses).

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The dollar, like all fiat currencies before it, will crash and burn.  All assets with the banking system will be confiscated to keep the system “alive”.  All numbers from the BLS, whether employment, inflation, GDP, DJIA, etc., are fraudulent.  I fear for my parents.  He has substantial wealth, but will lose all of it if it is not in something tangible.

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We are on the edge of economic collapse that will make the great depression look like the good old days.  What is coming is nothing that I nor my children nor my grandchildren are prepared for.  Unfortunately most of them either ignore the news or get there information from the main stream media that parrots white house talking points.  Real information one can find on Zero Hedge, King World New, Financial Survival Network or the Miles Franklin Blog go unread.  Warnings from Holter, Leeb, Quayle, Stockman, Roberts, Maguire, Rule, Pento, von Greyerz, Dalio, Price, Hoffman, Schiff, Krieger, Keiser, Woods and many many others go unheeded or unknown.  The only economists that have understood and have been right are the Austrian economists over at the Mises Institute.  They are like old testament profits who’s warnings go unheeded because they are not positive, comforting and full of lollipops and unicorns.

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When collapse occurs likely later this year or next, funding the military industrial complex and cutting back on the military will also occur by default.  Not only the military, but every unfunded liability will be hurt if not destroyed.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pensions, retirement accounts, IRA’s, savings accounts, etc., will vanish. EBT cards will crease to work.  Jobs will vanish.  As the dollar crashes, so will the ability of politicians to control the coming civil unrest.  And civil unrest is coming because people will look to the government as savior.  That is a job the government was never suited for.  Like the thieves they are, the government only knows how to steal, kill and destroy. No more money for the war on terror or war on drugs.  No more oil or farm subsidies.  And in the end, we won’t be debating the budget of the military or the welfare state, we will be looking for food.

I stand with Rand not because I believe it will matter.  But even if there is only 0.01% it will help, I will take it.  Anything, absolutely ANYTHING, that will curtail the power of the federal government is worth a shot.  The less power they have, the less damage they can do.  That is how desperate the situation has become.

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Their only hope is the one they never vote for.

Their only hope is the one they never vote for.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.  It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”  William Pitt

Oppression breeds Rebellion.  The tyrant, whom in this day we call the “central planner”, has been around for a long time.  First tyrant may have been Nimrod (Gilgamesh) at the Tower of Babel.  The people of ancient Israel were warned against having a king in 1 Samuel 8 because of the loss of liberty, the expansion of the bureaucracy, the systemic plunder of resources, military buildup and wars and general oppression of all types.  We never learn our lesson it seems.

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The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who militarize the police and have changed police culture into a standing army ready to terrorize its own citizens.  How else have central planners (tyrants) been able to control nations and cities?  Nothing has changed.

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The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who regular and tax small businesses to death, destroying the middle class and job creation.  Even cigarettes cost to much.  Ask Eric Garner.  “Over half of the price of cigarettes in New York City is taxes, so you’ve criminalized behavior that really the police shouldn’t be involved with to begin with,” Rand Paul

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People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them.”   Frédéric Bastiat

The people of Baltimore voted for Barack Obama because he was “black” but slave masters come in all skin colors.  They voted for Obama who was nothing more then a collectivist and Marxist ideologue, knowing little more than manipulation, theft and plunder, enriching the coffers of government until everybody is equal, that is to say, impoverished.   Except them of course.

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“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.”  Frédéric Bastiat

The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who must tax everything not nailed down in order to pay for the promises they cannot keep, in order to pay for the government’s ever expanding role in “managing” society, in order to pay for the bureaucracy that is needed to run the inefficient and bloated apparatus of government, and in order to turn police swat teams into Nazi brown shirts.

Rejection of liberalism opened my mind, which I was told by other liberals that it was already opened.

Collectivism, Statism, Socialism, Marxism, and its precursor “democracy” all lead to the same end.  Plunder, murder, destruction.

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  John Adams – on why were are a constitutional republic

They think they vote for change yet they vote for the same fools over and over.  They vote for handouts instead of principles.  What does one expect when government schools teach them that government is savior and that it is the source of virtue and can satisfy ever need.  Just more lies.

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Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master” Dwight D. Eisenhower

They rebel against the tyrants they put in power.  They do not see that the police are simply the extension of the arm of government that seeks to control the citizen and needed to enforce the countless laws that are poured out upon them by the bureaucrats hired by the very politicians they voted for.

 “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”Thomas Jefferson, Page 271, Jeffersonian Cyclopedia – Alas, that ship has sailed.  Mr. Jefferson, we are to late.

In this age the great conflict is again between God and Government, Liberty and Tyranny, Freedom and Slavery, Justice and Oppression, Private Property vs. State Sponsored Plunder.  Look to the State and watch your cities burn.  Baltimore is only the beginning.

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.”  Benjamin Franklin

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”  Thomas Paine

“How soon we forget history … government is not reason.  Government is not eloquence.  It is force.  And. like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  – George Washington

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In the days preceding and following the American revolution, men and women gave their lives for the idea of a nation based upon liberty and freedom, free from the arbitrary and fiat rule of tyrants and kings.  The severe constraints that our founding fathers placed upon the new government of the United States was meant to safeguard those freedoms.  The mechanism was the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Power was divided between three branches of government.  The individual States and their localities had the lions share of power and were meant to prevent the always possible usurpation of power by the federal government.  The laws was designed solely to prevent injustice such as the plunder of private property by governments at all levels.  This allowed individuals the freedom to navigate their own way, manage their property as they saw fit, and have the liberty to pursue purposes and dreams.

Law does not serve that purpose anymore.  Instead it attempts to insure equality of outcomes called by the Marxist term “social justice” rather that prevent injustice.  But this is an impossible task because one must rob, plunder or extort by force the resources of one group to re-allocate it to another.  This is how votes are always bought.  It is how sociopathic politicians stay in power.

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Instead of concern for injustice, the law is now used to manage and regulate the actions of people.  To do this, people must have their options (freedoms) limited and forced into compliance by fines, incarceration, and when necessary, violence upon person and property.  It takes a lot of resources to manage people but the government, having no resources of its own must of necessity turn to plunder.

I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
Thomas Jefferson

With this change in the purpose of law and by slow and small steps, the law has been transformed into and instrument of plunder.  The chief user of this instrument is the federal government.  To be sure, the banks and the corporations are also behind this, but it is government that provides the muscle for this axis of evil.

So what is the myth?  It is simply the belief that those that work and sacrifice for the good of the government are doing so in the service of their country.  They believe that their labor and contributions are for the country their love.  It is not.  Their sacrifices are for the government, not the country, not the welfare of the citizen who is plundered every April 15th, who is regulated so that the cost of doing business is no longer profitable, who must play the debt game designed by bankers and enforced by these same bureaucrats to make certain the tyrannical empire of the petrodollar endures forever because their livelihood depends upon it.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”  Patrick Henry

So ubiquitous has service to government been confused with service to country that to most they are one in the same.  They are not.  They are not even close.  The bureaucracies produce few goods that one can purchase and provide no service one wishes to pay for.  The use bureaucrats have is solely because our government have shackled the once free citizens with a collective compliance and debt slavery without which the bureaucrat and the agencies they work for would have little use.  Their need is artificial, required for the operation of the great machine of empire to plunder the people and intimidate the nations.

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The nation born of the idea of free men has transformed itself into the tyranny of Ancient Rome.  Breads and Circuses (welfare and entertainment), endless wars to preserve empire (National Security, “Gladio”), and currency debasement (Quantitative Easing, money printing).  The government’s bureaucratic armies run a propaganda machine (unemployment rate, inflation rate, economic recovery), control markets (DJIA, Gold and Silver, S&P), and have a spying apparatus (NSA, etc.) what would be the envy of any fascist government.  Instead of securing the blessings liberty they have their finger in every pie to manage every move and have laws on the books the citizen doesn’t even know about so they can be threatened or removed as needed.

Sadly, the average over-educated yet witless bureaucrat still believes service to his government is service to the country.  This is how we are destroying ourselves.

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From King World News…
A Terrifying Look At What The World Faces – A Number Of Dire Warnings

Including…

  • Corporate Rackets Masquerading As An Economy
  • Dire Warnings About The Future
  • $50 Oil, Ponzi Financing And The Current State Of The Union

FYI: Exxon and Mobile agitating for war in the Ukraine – see HERE

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