Monthly Archives: February 2007

Random Thoughts:

I find it very interesting that President Bush is so anxious to send our troops all over the world, leaving the United states itself undefended. Is that a rational policy for a Commander in Chief? I don't think so! I always thought that the purpose of the United States armed forces was to protect the territory of the Unites States. But the mission of the military, over the past 50 years, has been extended to embrace an elusive concept called "national security." What is national security? Well, apparently it's anything the President says it is. (National Security isn't a creation of President Bush. Democratic and Republican presidents have used this concept to attack VietNam, Grenada, Panama, and Iraq (among others), but president Bush has raised the god of national security to new heights).

Unfortunately, an examination of the military files of George W. Bush within the context of US Statutory Law, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force policies and procedures show that George W. Bush was considered a deserter by the United States Air Force.[1] It was bad enough when we had Clinton as Commander in Chief. But at least Clinton didn't pretend he was some kind of war hero -- that guy was dishonest in other areas.

Interesting is it not? This is the same chap (Bush Jr.) who proposed selling off the interstate highway system of the United States to the highest bidder. Those of you who weren't around in the 1950's may not understand that the interstate highway system was built to move troops and materiel quickly around the country in case of attack.

What is the rationale behind the War in Iraq?
President Bush said that it was to remove "weapons of mass destruction," but of course that was false.
Some people say the war in Iraq is about oil, and there is probably some truth to that.
What people don't know is that Saddam Hussein's"personal bank," The Rafidian Bank[2], contained several trillion dollars in gold and other assets. Christopher Story, noted British intelligence analyst, points out that in his opinion, The War in Iraq began as a bank raid, and was designed to steal the quite considerable assets of this bank.[3]

It is difficult for me to understand how so many can be taken in by the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq. I see these efforts as ways to undermine the Constitution and destroy freedom. I see the passage of the Patriot Acts, the Real ID Act and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 as a blatant attempt to destroy freedom at home, while our brave men and women in the armed forces fight for some elusive "national security" abroad. Underneath the radar of the mainstream media is an entire matrix of globally significant events which, if these became known to the American people, would never be tolerated.

As I point out on my website, when you have no idea of your basic spiritual nature, you do really dumb things. But I am very optimistic about the future. I believe that the consciousness of human beings on planet earth is raising to a higher vibration, and that lies, corruption and deceit must and will be exposed.

[1] see http://www.glcq.com/bush_at_arpc1.htm#_Bush%92s_Record_as
[2] see "Republic of Iraq" http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:lXGdh9RHzD8J:
www.hsbcnet.com/public/tcm/cibm/pcm/pdf/iraq.pdf+Rafidain+bank&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=15&gl=us
[3] According to Story:" The attack on Iraq was a bank raid. Among its key objectives were (a) to seize control of the Central Bank of Iraq and to seize its gold. We were informed two years or so ago that about 100 special operatives involved in this operation were killed when they were deliberately left ‘in harm’s way’ by the US military; but we now understand that this figure was much higher. These people were sacrificed so that they would not survive to report what happened. Knowledge of this assault, giga-theft and atrocity exists because the events were recorded by several Iraqi sources. The second objective (b) was to obtain control over Saddam Hussein’s ‘personal’ bank, Rafidain Bank, so that the General Management could be changed and then instructed to grant access to what we were told amounted to $17 trillion of assets, but which we now understand is a far higher figure. These assets are reported to be held at the London branch, and may have been frozen or stolen by the British authorities, who appear to be heavily involved in these scams."
See http://www.worldreports.org/news/36_high-level_criminals

Seem fantastic? It does to me! At the very least, entertaining.

MONEY DOESN'T GROW ON TREES... OR DOES IT?

When I was a kid my dad always told me that money doesn't grow on trees.
I always believed that until I found out about the operation of the Federal Reserve. If you asked 100 Americans what the Federal Reserve is, 90 of them probably couldn't tell you. Most of us think that this outfit is part of the gubmint. But it's not.

The Federal Reserve is the nations' central bank. It is the sole lender to the U.S. Treasury and it's where the gubmint goes to borrow money. Astonishingly, the Fed is a PRIVATELY OWNED bank! No one knows who the shareholders of the Fed are, because the Fed has never been audited.
Now the gubmint spends all of the year's tax revenues sometime in May or June, so it has to go to the Fed to get more. But how does this process work?

Well, somebody goes down to the Treasury and says, "we need $100 billion dollars." So the Treasury makes up a fancy certificate with nice edging and calls that a Treasury note. Then that Treasury note gets hauled down to the Fed. "We need to borrow $100 billion," says the Treasury, "and here's our promise to pay."
The boys down at the Fed are delighted, because they now have a Securities Asset, which they can use to offset a liability. Why is that bloody piece of paper an asset? Because, ladies and germs, it represents labor and production. Your labor. My labor.
What does the Fed do? It issues a Federal Reserve check to the gubmint in the amount of $100 billion. Notice folks that there is NO MONEY anywhere to back this check. That $100 billion was created out of thin air. Nice work, eh?

If you or I did that, we would be sent to prison.

The liability of that Federal Reserve check is offset by the "asset" of the deposited Treasury note. That note, of course, represents our sweat and blood. So in banking terms, the books are said to be "balanced."
So what does the gubmint do with that Federal Reserve check? It sallies forth down to one of the Federal Reserve banks and deposits that check. That $100 billion is now credited to the gubmint's account.
The gubmint writes checks off that account to pay it's bills, which then goes into the banking system and gets multiplied (through the multiplier effect of fractional reserves) into more and more and more and more money.

And you wonder why we have inflation ?

But the really great part of the fiat money scam (fiat money -- "by decree") is that the Fed gets to collect interest on the money it has created from nothing! As the old song goes "nice work if you can get it." That would be like my friend Dave -- who is chronically short of money -- setting up a printing press in his basement. He's $2,000 short this month so he prints up the money and pays his debts. Then he deposits what's left over and collects interest on it. Pretty cool, huh?

Did you know that the total amount of dollars floating around the world, in various financial instruments, is somewhere over 1 QUADRILLION dollars?
No, I didn't think you did.
Even Congress, in it's stupidity, recognizes that the U.S. is almost past the point of no return in its debt obligations (note that those debt obligations must be paid by you and me). I am not sure about this, but I read somewhere that there is an unpublished bill now in the House that will abolish the Federal Reserve, or nationalize it.
I say, it's about time.
Since the Fed is a privately owned bank with private shareholders, we the people don't get to see any of the profits.

Okay, so much for my rant about the Federal Reserve.
I actually write about more uplifting things than that.
I write about the Big Picture at my website, http://www.kjmaclean.com/
I'm really big on the idea that the universe is a logical place and it is set up to support our choices. Only one problem with that: for the past 5,000 years, mankind has largely made the WRONG choices. But we don't have to be slaves to our past. We can wake up as individuals and as a species and change the direction of our lives in a positive fashion.
I have no bloody idea what I'll write about next time.
Probably something enlightening.
Or maybe, I'll get on another rant about something else...
Later,
🙂 ken