GEORGE SOROS KICKED OUT OF HIS NATIVE COUNTRY… SORT OF

George Soros to close his Budapest office amid ‘political hostility’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) will close their office in Budapest and move Eastern European operations to Germany, citing the “political hostility” it faces in Hungary, the Austrian Die Presse newspaper reported.

The office will reportedly shut down by the end of August, and then move to Vienna or to Berlin. The report came a week and a half after the Hungarian parliamentary elections, in which the conservative anti-immigrant Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, secured a decisive victory.

Orban has been a frequent and loud critic of Soros. The Hungarian PM has repeatedly accused the billionaire of tampering with the country’s internal affairs, as well as of conspiring to flood Europe with migrants, predominantly from Muslim countries, in order to demolish European values and purvey a globalist agenda.

Shortly before the elections, Fidesz introduced an anti-NGO bill, dubbed the ‘Stop Soros Act.’ The proposed legislation targets NGOs that “organize illegal immigration” and advocate for the rights of migrants through other means. The bill, if adopted, will oblige NGOs to provide government with detailed accounts of their activities and will impose a 25 percent tax on funds they receive from abroad. The legislation is expected to be voted-on shortly, when parliament reconvenes after the elections.

This is one of the rare defeats for a multi-billionaire who brought the Bank of England to its knees in 1992, and who last year transferred $18 billion to his Open Society foundations.  Guess there are some things money cannot buy – like the love of one’s kinsmen who see Soros as sort of an “anti-Christ.”

For more on Soros, see… GEORGE SOROS: PSYCHOPATH TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD TO HIS OWN LIKING


 

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HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN

Today, March 8, is the International Women’s Day. But you’d never know it if you live in America. Because it is not an officially sanctioned “Hallmark holiday.” That would be Mother’s Day, which is in May. Never mind that this “holiday” ignores billions of women who are not mothers.

So while the rest of the world today honors women at large – grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters – if you see this day mentioned in America at all, it would be associated with feminist ideas. And the associated themes – sexual harassment, gender equality (aka feminist supremacy), lesbian rights, and other militant movements.

But don’t take my word for it. Just check out International Women’s Day website and the associated links: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Or this… ‘Feminist strike’: International Women’s Day sees transport & work chaos in Spain.

THE DAY OF LOVE AND APPRECIATION

Yet this day, March 8, is about LOVE that we receive and give women. For, without them and their nurturing, none of us would exist. Somehow, that message is lost in all the hateful drum-beating that the forces of the New World Order have hoisted upon the feminist movement:

NEW WORLD ORDER’S WAR ON AMERICAN FAMILY).

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Happy Women’s Day!
Two years ago, I did an arduous bike ride in honor of all the women I have known in my life. Here’s a photo from that ride to Tom’s Thumb, a 4,000-foot peak in the McDowell Mountains above Scottsdale.
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WOMEN’S DAY 2018 BIKE RIDE, BLOOD RED ROSE

That was two years ago. This year – 2018 – I also did a bike ride in honor of all the women in my life, though not as arduous as that one to Tom’s Thumb.

Before that, I presented Elizabeth with this blood red rose, a gift from our back yard. It has been the only rose to bloom so far this year. And it opened just in time for this year’s Women’s Day.

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It looks like velvet, doesn’t it?

Putin to US: “STOP ROCKING THE BOAT… CALLED EARTH!”

Putin delivers a sobering message to the US in Russia’s version of the “state of the union” address:

STOP ROCKING THE BOAT… CALLED EARTH!

Putin: “All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back”

Putin delivered a sobering message to the US and to the world in his annual address to the Federation Assembly

“To those who for the last 15 years have been trying to fan an arms race, achieve unilateral advantage against Russia, impose sanctions, which are illegal from the standpoint of international law and are aimed at holding back the development of our country, including in the military area, I have this to say: All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back,” Putin said.

“You now have to acknowledge this reality, confirm that everything I said is no bluff – which it isn’t – think for some time, send into retirement the people stuck in the past and incapable of looking into the future, [and] stop rocking the boat that we all ride in and which is called planet Earth,” he said. Russia would be responsive if talked to as an equal partner, Putin added.

Putin unveiled a number of new nuclear weapons that Russia has as added to its arsenal in the last 15 years.

One system is the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) called Sarmat, or RS-28. It’s already well-known, but Putin stressed that its increased range allows the missile to reach US territory from Russia via a South Pole route. The US has dozens of interceptor missiles deployed in Alaska on the presumption that Russia’s ICBMs would approach from that direction, which would not be the case with Sarmat.

In fact, the Soviet Union had a missile that could approach the US from any direction. It was not a regular ballistic missile but rather one that put the warhead into low-earth orbit. The warhead would then deorbit when close to its target, thanks to its own engines. However, the R-36orb missiles were scrapped as part of nuclear reduction process.

Putin then went on to weapons systems that were not previously known to the public. One is a yet-to-be-named cruise missile with an almost unlimited range.

The Russian president accused the US of arrogance, saying that it thought that Russia would not be able to recover anytime soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union and that its interests can simply be ignored. One particular move – the withdrawal by George W Bush from the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) in 2002 – resulted in Russia being increasingly surrounded by American assets, which undermined the country’s nuclear deterrence.

Russia has now countered this, according to Putin, who went on to present a number of new systems, some of which don’t yet have names, and which are all meant to counter current and future ABM systems. His speech was accompanied by a series of video clips showing those new systems, partially as footage of tests and partially as computer-generated images showing their capabilities.

For more, see… https://on.rt.com/908e

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‘Speaking softly’: Russia wants negotiations, not confrontation

After his tough talk, the Russian president then offered the US an olive branch.

He stressed that Russia would not need all these new weapons if its legitimate concerns had not been ignored by the US and its allies. “Nobody wanted to talk with us on the core of the problem. Nobody listened to us. Now you listen!” he said.

He suggested that the US abandon its costly and inefficient hostile plans towards Russia and start negotiating a security arrangement which would take Moscow’s interests into account.


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PUTIN’S SPEECH TO FALL ON DEAF EARS IN THE US?

What Putin is proposing, of course, would make eminent sense to anyone who strives to achieve peace and harmony on this planet. Alas, that does not include anyone among the US power elite Washington or New York. Their perpetual motto has been and still is:

PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE

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The US powers that be know no other way of life but the use of force and coercion. Chances are, therefore, that Putin’s words will fall on deaf ears in Washington and New York. Warmongers will be warmongers until they self-destruct. Just as Hitler’s Third Reich did over 70 years ago.

On this day in history… March 1, 1966

RUSSIAN PROBE FIRST TO REACH VENUS

Meanwhile, it is an instructive coincidence that on this day in 1996 – yes, 1966 – over three years before the US Apollo mission to the Moon – Venera 3, a Soviet probe launched from Kazakhstan on November 15, 1965, crash-landed on Venus.

Venus is the second planet from the sun and the closest planet to the Earth both in size and distance. Although Venera 3 failed in its mission to measure the Venusian atmosphere, it was the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Four years earlier, the U.S. probe Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to pass close enough to Venus to take scientific measurements of the planet, discovering surface temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.

In 1967, Venera 4 succeeded where Venera 3 failed, successfully ejecting several scientific instruments, including a thermometer, a barometer, an atmospheric density gauge, and gas analyzers, into Venus’ atmosphere. Then, in 1970, Venera 7 became the first spacecraft created by humans to soft-land on Venus, successfully sending back images and data for 23 minutes before succumbing to the extremely high temperature and atmospheric pressure found on the planet’s surface.

 

RUSSIA WAS AHEAD OF THE US IN SPACE EXPLORATION EVEN IN THE 1960s

How significant are these Russian achievements from more than half century ago?

Enormously. When the US spacecraft landed on the Moon in 1969, it had traveled an average distance of 239,000 miles.  When Venera 7 soft-landed on Venus a year later, the Russian spacecraft had traveled for 120 days covering the distance of between 25 million and 162 million miles (Venus’ orbit is elliptic, so its distance from the Earth varies greatly).

Assuming that Venera 7 took the shortest possible route, it still means that the Russian spacecraft had traveled at least 105 times (!) farther to reach Venus than the US missions to the Moon.

TOWARD NEW ARMS RACE?

Bet you never learned facts like that in myopic and chauvinistic American schools? And it’s that kind of ignorance that breeds arrogance that can eventually kill us all.

So when Putin says Russia now has capabilities of nuking the US via the South Pole, the American warmongers had better take him seriously.

Thank God there is at least one sane person among the world leaders who have the power to destroy the planet. But will Putin enough? Or will the “big stick” which he revealed today become yet another excuse for more military spending in the US?

My bet is it will be the latter. Trump has already beefed up the Pentagon budget during his first year in office. And Putin has now given him another reason to accelerate the new arms race.

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GEORGE SOROS: PSYCHOPATH TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD TO HIS OWN LIKING

Stand by for more terror and mayhem around the globe

SOROS TRANSFERS $18 BILLION TO HIS “OPEN SOCIETY” FOUNDATIONS

George Soros was born and raised in Hungary. Yet even his countrymen hate him and loath what he has become – a global troublemaker and destroyer of cultures and nations.

Billionaire investor George Soros has given away nearly $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, transforming it into the “second largest” charity in the US after the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation.

On Tuesday, the 87-year-old tycoon moved the hefty sum from his personal funds into his non-profit group, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times report. Soros, the 29th richest man in the world with a net worth of more than $25 billion according to Forbes, had reportedly been working on the transfer for several years.

The magnate intends to “leave the vast majority of his wealth to the Open Society Foundations,” the chief of the group’s strategic communications and public affairs, Laura Silber, said, as quoted by AFP.

The investment heavyweight set up the Open Society Foundations in 1984. It has since become the target of criticism among the billionaire’s other projects.

EVEN HIS COUNTRYMEN, HUNGARIANS, HATE SOROS

‘Christian duty to fight Satan’s Soros plan to bring migrants into Europe’ – Hungarian MP – https://on.rt.com/8pgn

George Soros was born and raised in Hungary. Yet even his countrymen hate him and loath what he has become – a global troublemaker and destroyer of cultures and nations.

A Hungarian MP recently slammed billionaire George Soros and supporters for attempting to dilute the spirit of Europe with “the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants.” He claimed there is a Christian duty to fight what he called “Satan’s Soros” plan.

The lawmaker in question, Andras Aradszki, who represents the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), claimed that “Soros and his comrades want to destroy the independence and values of nation states,” as cited by the Budapest Beacon.

According to Aradszki this is happening “for the purpose of watering down the Christian spirit of Europe with the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants.”

In July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused Soros of using the EU in order to create a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe”. The prime minister said that Soros is now more powerful in Brussels than in Washington or Tel Aviv and he argued that European institutions should fight to limit his influence.

“OPEN SOCIETY:” SOROS’ EUPHEMISM FOR INCITING GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS

The charity has been accused of inciting so-called color revolutions to install governments friendly to the US – from the Serbian ‘Bulldozer Revolution’ in 2000 to the Ukrainian uprising in 2013.

Soros’ foundations have also funded anti-Trump protests across the US, both during and after the 2016 election.

Soros’ foundations are said to be the most influential around the globe, as “there is no part of the world that they have not been,” according to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, as cited by the New York Times.

The tycoon’s activities have been repeatedly slammed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other officials, who accuse him of weakening nation states, saying Soros-funded groups helped illegal migrants to enter Europe at the peak of the refugee crisis.

Months later, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange claimed that Soros, alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), funded the mainstream media’s narrative of the Panama Papers scandal to trigger a negative propaganda campaign against Russia.

For more, see…

Tycoon George Soros transfers $18bn to his Open Society Foundations – https://on.rt.com/8q3n

Partial list of organizations which recently received funding from Soros and his Open Society Foundations – http://perdie.com/list-of-organizations-funded-by-spooky-dude-george-soros/

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TALK ABOUT CONFLICTED: SELF-ADMITTED ANTISEMITIC ETHNIC JEW WHO HATES ISRAEL

One could scarcely find another prominent world figure who is more conflicted and controversial than George Soros. He is generally lionized by the left and vilified by the right. He was born a Jew yet hates Israel and loathes his roots.

Israel is in a virtual war with George Soros (see the New York Times article with just that title – Israel’s War Against George Soros https://nyti.ms/2uqmykJ). There is certainly a war of words with Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu taking the point.

Soros is also in a war of sorts with Donald Trump and with Russia’s political establishment, where he and his foundations are personas non grata.

So what is it that makes George Soros such a global lightning rod?

Well, the $23 billion of his estimated wealth is a starting point. (Just today – Oct 18, 2017, Soros has transferred $18 billion of that total to his Open Society Foundations – see https://goo.gl/7BaffN). Applied judiciously where it hurts the most, such wealth can cause a lot of pain to its targets.

So there is no shortage of Soros-haters around the world. Yet this writer is inclined to feel at least a little sorry for him. For, my research has shown that he is a deeply troubled man who belongs in a psychiatric ward.

Of course, the likelihood of that happening is probably between slim and none. Thanks to his $23 billion, of course.

BACKGROUND

George Soros’ real name is György Schwartz. He was born in Budapest on Aug 12, 1930 to “a well-to-do non-observant Jewish family, who, like many upper-middle class Hungarian Jews at the time, were uncomfortable with their roots. Soros has described his home as antisemitic.” (Wikipedia).

So right from the start of his life, Soros was introduced into self-loathing and shame. Describing his ethnic Jewish family as “antisemitic” would be like “I am an Englishman and Anglophobe,” or “a Frenchman as Francophobe.”

In other words, someone who is deeply conflicted.

RELUCTANT NAZI COLLABORATOR

Soros’ experiences as a teenager in Budapest during WW II did not help his psychological development much. Here’s what a Newsmax May 2004 article said about that period of his life:

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“When the Nazis occupied Hungary in 1944 (* see correction below), Tivadar (Soros’ father) and his family went into hiding. Taking on false identities as Christians, they survived the Holocaust.

Soros writes that life under Nazi and communist rule shaped his character in unexpected ways. One effect was to darken his attitude toward fellow Jews.

He never forgot how Hungary’s Judenrat, the Jewish Council set up by the Nazis, betrayed Jews in exchange for special privileges. At one point, the Judenrat recruited him and other Jewish youngsters to hand out leaflets deceptively persuading unwitting Jews to turn themselves in for deportation to the death camps.” (An excerpt from “George Soros’ Coup,” NEWSMAX, May 2004 – http://www.kuratrading.com/PDF/SorosCoup.pdf).

So a natural-born Jew became a Jew-hater, filled with shame and loathing, later on in life looking for targets against whom to vent his anger. And finding them in various peoples, countries, economies around the world which Soros wants to destroy so as to make them “better.”

Like Nero who burned Rome in 64 AD showing similar disdain for human life. As did Hitler in WW II.

Psychopathic behavior? You bet.

PSYCHOPATH’S PSYCHOPATH

As Sam Gerrans, an English writer and activist, said in a Feb 2016 OpEd piece (George Soros: A psychopath’s psychopath – https://on.rt.com/74gz), Soros fits the definition of a psychopath.

Gerrans’ examples refer mostly to Europe and Russia. But Soros is a global psychopath. His support of violent groups in the US, like Antifa or MoveOn, has proven it.

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Here’s an excerpt from that Gerrans OpEd:

“When a psychopath lies, or steals, or manipulates – or does whatever he thinks is required to get what he wants – he has no greater emotional connection with his actions than you or I have with yesterday’s lunch.

We, the non-psychopaths, tell little lies and do little wrongs. But we have a limit beyond which we will not go. For the psychopath, scale makes no difference. Stealing a family’s savings, or crashing an economy, or destroying a country is of no more consequence to the psychopath than deciding not to return ten bucks to a cashier who had made a mistake.

And no matter what evil the psychopath meticulously plotted and practiced against you, to him, what happens is your fault. Always.

Soros is part of a cabal which plans the overthrow of countries at dinner. Psychopathy is the baseline requirement for membership. So if you think conscience will make him and his friends stop at some point before you and your family reach conditions materially identical to those experienced by the inhabitants of the Donbass region – or if you think that Western Europe is beyond the scope of their plans for engineered collapse just because you wouldn’t do something like that – you will find that you are wrong.

When Europe is in tatters, and its men (whom Soros’ money helped turn in one lifetime from actual men into effeminized liberal cultural lemmings) are squawking in disbelief as their pampered delusions are shattered in the “collapse” Soros envisages, Soros will not care. No matter that this is Europe and it is your life under attack this time, and not that of brown people or Eastern Europeans. It won’t make any difference.

For a psychopath it’s simple: you let him do it – it’s your fault.”

So why are we letting him do it? Are we waiting for Soros to engineer like Hitler another world war before someone puts a stop to his madness?

* HISTORICAL CORRECTION

Actually, the Nazis did not “occupy” Hungary in 1944. Hungary has been a Hitler vassal and willing participant in pogroms against the native populations of occupied countries (e.g., Yugoslavia). In 1944, Hungary tried to bolt, having realized Germany was losing the war. That’s when Hitler did to Hungary, a former ally, what he had done to other occupied nations – used the German military force to prevent the Hungarian betrayal.


 

 

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UPDATE JUNE 15, 2015

It’s interesting to see how often one’s pure intuition gets confirmed later by new revelations and facts. This is what I wrote about Soros and Russia over six months ago (OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, DEC 7, 2014):
 
“And George Soros’ fingerprints seem to be all over it. This Hungarian-born Wall Street shark is credited with bringing down the British pound and the Bank of England 22 years ago while making over a billion pounds for himself by short-selling.” 
Today, June 15, 2015, Mint Press revealed the following leak about Soros…
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LEAKED: GEORGE SOROS ‘PUPPET MASTER’ BEHIND UKRAINIAN REGIME, TRAILS OF CORRUPTION REVEALED 

Hacked emails also reveal Soros’ machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
By Mint Press News Desk | June 15, 2015
 
Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good.
 
The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has published online letters allegedly written by Soros that reveal him not only as puppet master of the US-backed Ukraine regime. They also reveal his machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire.
 
In the longest memo, dated March 15, 2015 and marked “Confidential” Soros outlines a detailed map of actions for the Ukraine regime. Titled, “A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine,” the memo from Soros calls for steps to “restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.” To do the restoring, Soros blithely notes that “General Wesley Clark, Polish General Skrzypczak and a few specialists under the auspices of the Atlantic Council [emphasis added—f.w.e.] will advise President Poroshenko how to restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.”
 
Soros also calls for supplying lethal arms to Ukraine and secretly training Ukrainian army personnel in Romania to avoid direct NATO presence inUkraine. The Atlantic Council is a leading Washington pro-NATO think tank.
 
Notably, Wesley Clark is also a business associate of Soros in BNK Petroleum which does business in Poland. safe_image
 
Clark, some might recall, was the mentally-unstable NATO General in charge of the 1999 bombing of Serbia who ordered NATO soldiers to fire on Russian soldiers guarding the Pristina International Airport. The Russians were there as a part of an agreed joint NATO–Russia peacekeeping operation supposed to police Kosovo. The British Commander, General Mike Jackson refused Clark, retorting, “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you.” Now Clark apparently decided to come out of retirement for the chance to go at Russia directly.
 
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OIL WAR 2014: AN UTTER FAILURE OF WASHINGTON, WALL STREET

Russia sanctions? What sanctions?

RUSSIAN RUBLE SOARS ON HIGHER OIL PRICES

The Ruble Now the World’s Strongest Currency?

Nearly three years ago, the Truth in Media published an editorial “OILD WAR OF 2014” (Dec 7, 2014 – see an excerpt below). Assisted by Wall Street, George Soros and Saudi Arabia among others, the US government tried to bring Russia down to its knees by forcing the world oil prices to tumble.

Why? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

UTTER FAILURE

Three years later, it is clear Washington-Wall Street collusion did not work. Greed and the self-interests of the energy producers and European and other consumers prevailed over Washington’s foreign policy dictates. The oil prices are surging again, and so is the Russian ruble.

Brent crude prices hit a 26-month high on the news Turkey has threatened to cut oil supplies from Iraqi Kurdistan. This gave a boost to the Russian ruble, which remains the world’s strongest currency against the US dollar in the last 12 months.

So the Oil War of 2014 ended up as an utter failure of Washington and Wall Street.

For more, see… Surging oil prices keep Russian ruble world’s strongest currency – https://on.rt.com/8o7j


A Truth in Media editorial

OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?

December 7, 2014

In the old days of gallantry between the foes, a country would declare war by delivering a diplomatic note to the enemy’s head of state. Nowadays, the New World Order hooligans do it by shooting down an unarmed civilian aircraft.

The world did not realize it at the time, but the shoot-down of Malaysian flight MH-17 on July 17 was the starting gun of a new war between the West and the East (see HOW & WHY BOEING MH-17 WAS SHOT DOWN).  So far, the shooting war has been confined only to the southeastern portion of Ukraine. But the economic war has already engulfed the entire planet.

A TWO-PRONGED ATTACK: OIL & RUBLE

What followed the downing of the MH-17 by Washington’s Ukrainian puppets was an oil price war. Crude oil prices tumbled 35% in the last five months. And Russia was the main target of this attack. Which is far more painful than any sanctions the US or the EU applied against Moscow.

Why? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

A 35% drop in oil prices has deprived Russia of hundreds of billions of dollars in export revenues. Which means the country’s economy has been set back on its heels.

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OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?

In the old days of gallantry between the foes, a country would declare war by delivering a diplomatic note to the enemy’s head of state. Nowadays, the New World Order hooligans do it by shooting down an unarmed civilian aircraft.

The world did not realize it at the time, but the shoot-down of Malaysian flight MH-17 on July 17 was the starting gun of a new war between the West and the East (see HOW & WHY BOEING MH-17 WAS SHOT DOWN).  So far, the shooting war has been confined only to the southeastern portion of Ukraine. But the economic war has already engulfed the entire planet.

A TWO-PRONGED ATTACK: OIL & RUBLE

What followed the downing of the MH-17 by Washington’s Ukrainian puppeScreen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.32.52 PMts was an oil price war. Crude oil prices tumbled 35% in the last five months. And Russia was the main target of this attack. Which is far more painful than any sanctions the US or the EU applied against Moscow.

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 6.44.44 PMWhy? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

Russian GDP vs oil Russian oil production (updated 12-12-14)

A 35% drop in oil prices has deprived Russia of hundreds of billions of dollars in export revenues. Which means the country’s economy has been set back on its heels.

The oil punch has evidently caught Russia’s leaders flatfooted. Maksim Oreshkin, head of Russia’s Finance Ministry’s strategic planning department, was quoted as saying that, “it is unlikely that we will see a sharp drop in prices, but we are unlikely to see a sharp rise. Most likely, we will see stabilization in the area of $90 per barrel,” Oreshkin said in late September.

Well, so much for Russia’s understanding of its strategic geopolitical position. Check out what actually happened with the oil prices since then.

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By flooding the market with their soaring shale oil production (below right), the US oil producers have put most of their global competitors under water. There is not a single competitorMonthly-Crude-Oil-Production left that’s making any money at the current prices, according to the above Deutsche Bank chart, which the Truth in Media has modified to highlight the current situation. 141202105035-american-energy-vs-opec-620xa

U.S. oil production has increased by about 80% over the past six years, from 5 million barrels per day in 2008, to 9 million per day this year, according to this Dec 2 FORTUNE article. As a result of all this fracking and cracking, the US has now become the world’s No. 1 oil producer, surpassing both Saudi Arabia and Russia (left).

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So score one knockdown for the Washington-Wall Street team. But at what a price! Not only is the W-W team fracking Russia and the Saudi sheiks, but they are doing it to the planet that nurtures us all – Mother Earth.

Which puts a new spin on an old saying, “he would sell his own mother”… for a barrel of oil.

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SECOND PRONG: ATTACK ON RUBLE

The oil war escalated in recent days to a massive investor attack on the Russian ruble, which lost 40% against the dollar this year. And George Soros’ fingerprints seem to be EI-CK409_Nigeri_9U_20141202131508all over it. This Hungarian-born Wall Street shark is credited with bringing down the British pound and the Bank of England 22 years ago while making over a billion pounds for himself by short-selling.

(To learn more about Soros, check out this May 2004 Newsmax article by Richard Poe – “George Soros’s Coup” – SorosCover and SorosStory – PDFs, as well as the “Rape of Russia Explained by Anne Williamson” – including her 1999 testimony before Congressional Committee on Banking and Financial Services).

Why do we think Wall Street engineered this attack on the ruble in collusion with Washington?

Because if the drop in the oil prices were the only reason behind it, the Saudi dinar would have tumbled down proportionately as well.  Yet if you look at the above chart, you will see that the dinar has been rising at the same time as the ruble was being gutted. Which suggests that the Saudis are also playing on the W-W team.

All of the which seems to carry Soros’ fingerprints. It is a well known fact that this Wall Street tycoon has been practically running the State Department during the Clinton administration. After all, at his own website, Soros is practically calling for Europe to wage war on Russia, and for the IMF to finance it:

Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence… All available resources ought to be put to work in the war effort even if that involves running up budget deficits (see “Wake Up, Europe” by George Soros, October 22, 2014).

And when Soros speaks, White House listens. Especially when a Democrat is in residence.

Whether or not Soros was involved, score the second knockdown for the Wall Street-Washington team. Which is too bad for them. Because that one seems to have finally rung some alarm bells in Moscow.

Let Sleeping Bear Lie: from rigs to rockets

Worse for the W-W team, they have not learned from Napoleon or Hitler to let the sleeping bear lie. Their belligerent actions have served as a wake-up call to to the Russian bear.

In his annual address to Duma on Dec 4, the Russian parliament, president Putin Putin Moscow 12-04-14issued a stern warning to Washington and its EU vassals (click here for highlights of his speech):

“We should not forget the lessons of the past,” Putin said, “Just like Hitler failed with his misantrophic ideas, he failed to destroy Russia — everyone should remember how this ends… no one will be able to get a military edge over Russia.”

So there you go… the war canvas has just widened from oil rigs to nuclear launchpads.

“The U.S. and its allies are seeking to change the regime in Moscow through sanctions and attacks on the ruble and the oil price,” Russia’s spy chief Mikhail Fradkov, said this week (see Russian Spy Chief Blames U.S., EU for Ruble, Oil Price Collapse, Bloomberg, Dec 4).

And that will never happen (see PUTIN: U.S. WILL NEVER SUBDUE RUSSIA, NOV 19, 2014).

MOTHER EARTH BIGGEST LOSER

Meanwhile, the business media, like the FORTUNE magazine (Dec 2), are starting to tally the winners and losers in the current oil war. And they figure that the American consumer is among the winners.

Indeed, the gas prices at the pump have finally started to drop. But not before the oil companies gouged every last penny from the American consumer during the high travel season.

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The average price for regular gas at pumps across America over Thanksgiving two-dollar-gas-12-03-14weekend was about $2.80 — the lowest in four years and 50 cents below last year’s average, according to AAA. Some states are even likely to see prices below $2 per gallon.

Indeed, there is already at least one station in Oklahoma City that was selling its gas for $1.99 per gallon this week (right). Compare that to over $9 per gallon in Norway, also an oil producing nation.

So it’s all goodness, right? Wrong. Because there is no free lunch. Cheaper gas will bring greater subsidies for fossil fuel companies, lower demand for renewable energy provides, like solar or wind, and more pollution all around.

So we may be spending less at the gas pump, but will be choking on cheaper gas as well.

Finally, the greatest travesty. This oil production boom in our country was made possible by fracking, a new method of extraction that ravages Mother Earth, poisons our water supply, and increases risk of earthquakes. And that’s even before considering the risk of nuclear holocaust when the oil war morphs into a shooting one. 

Is that the kind of “winners” we want to be?

Not this writer. So here’s a big thumb-down for this Wall Street-Washington war on Russia. Because its endgame is a war against Mother Earth.

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UPDATE DEC 8, 2014

Ron Paul: ‘US provoking war with Russia, could result in total destruction’

Former congressman Ron Paul has lashed out at the resolution the House passed Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 10.38.25 AMagainst Russia, branding it “one of the worst pieces of legislation ever.” It could even pave the way for a potential war with Russia, as it was with Iraq, he warns.

Resolution 758 strongly condemns the actions of Russia under Vladimir Putin, for what it describes as a policy of “aggression against neighboring countries,” in a motion that describes Moscow’s political and economic domination in the region.

However, Ron Paul says the bill was nothing but “16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush.”

READ MORE…

Also…

“THE RAPE OF RUSSIA” – UNDER BORIS YELTSIN – ONE OF THE GREATEST HEISTS IN HISTORY

To understand why Wall Street and Washington hate Putin, see the following 4-part series of articles by Anne Williamson, former Moscow Wall Street Journal correspondent, and author of the book “THE RAPE OF RUSSIA“.

It was Putin who put a stop to the looting of his country when he took over as Russia’s president in 2000. During Yeltsin’s 9 years in power (1991-2000), greedy western “investors,” i.e., Wall Street sharks, and their boots on the ground, the Russian oligarchs, had absconded with over $100 billion of Russia’s assets. It was one of the greatest heists in history.

Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, who headed the House Banking Committee, announced on Sept. 1, 1999 that the Russia scandal could prove to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.”

Based on preliminary inquiries, Leach declared that he was “very confident” that at least $100 billion had been laundered out of Russia, an unknown portion of which may have been divert- ed from the International Monetary Fund and other foreign aid loans (see SorosStory – PDF).

And Anne Williamson here explains how it was done…

THE GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY UNMASKED

Tuesday, October 6th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the first of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. The world’s financial elite, now milling about at more…

AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENT’S MONEYBAGS

Wednesday, October 7th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the second of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. Now that the Clinton administration’s foreign policy of more…

RUSSIAN FUNDAMENTALS

Thursday, October 8th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the third of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. The failure to understand where Communism ended and more…

RISKY BUSINESS

Friday, October 9th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the last of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. In the absence of the gold standard, there more…

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/author/awilliamson/#q1AhdGb95yOvy2rf.99

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UPDATE DEC 16, 2014

“CATASTROPHIC” DROP OF RUBLE RINGS ALARM BELLS ACROSS RUSSIA

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Nine days ago, the Truth in Media published an essay on oil and ruble war Wall Street is carrying out against Russia (see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, Dec 7). Since that time, the oil prices have dropped further, while the ruble seems to be in a free fall.

Timothy Ash at London-based Standard Bank described the ruble’s fall as “the most incredible currency collapse I think I have ever seen in the 17 years in the market, and 26 years covering Russia” (Huffington Post, Dec 16).

The ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low, despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s Central Bank, the Huffington Post reported today. Russian officials were clearly rattled even though state television urged citizens not to panic.

“The situation is critical,” Deputy Central Bank chairman Sergei Shvetsov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying. “We could not have imagined what is happening in our worst dreams.”

The Central Bank’s surprise decision to raise the interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in the middle of the night Tuesday appeared to be a desperate attempt to prop up the troubled currency. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks and is down more than 60 percent since January, due to sinking oil prices as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s crisis.

The ruble’s collapse has spurred ordinary Russians to rush out and buy imported products such as fridges and cars, since inflation is making those items more expensive daily. It is also likely to heap pressure on President Vladimir Putin, despite his wide popular support.

The ruble traded at 72 per dollar late Tuesday afternoon — a modest improvement from earlier, when it hit 78.5 to the dollar.

Wall Street Pyrrhic Victory: Ruble’s Freefall Actually Helps Russia’s Most Important Industry

So it looks like Wall Street is winning in its war on Russia?

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Well, looks can be deceiving. Because so far, this has been a “Phyrrhic victory” for boys and girls in pin-striped suits. Wall Streeters are cutting off their own noses to spite themselves. And to please their Washington detachment. Alas, that’s “fool’s gold.”

The reason is that the ruble’s freefall is actually helping Russia most important industry – oil and gas (see Ruble Freefall Helps to Shield Russia’s Most Important Industry, Bloomberg, Dec 16). Because the oil prices in US dollars have been also dropping by about as much as the ruble.

Today, after dropping below $60, the Brent price then fell to $58.50 a barrel, before recovering slightly to $59.01 (see BBC News report, Dec 16). They are now down almost 50% since June.

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Not so in rubles, as you can see from the above chart.

So while Russia’s plunging currency is becoming a growing concern for policy makers in Moscow, the benefits for the Treasury are swelling as it receives more and more rubles for each dollar of oil export revenue.

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The CHART OF THE DAY shows that Brent crude sold for an average 3,759 rubles a barrel this year, the most on record, even after the mean dollar price of $101.74 dropped to the lowest since 2010.

Russia’s fiscal accounts are benefiting from this year’s more than 40 percent decline in the ruble as it kept pace with a similar slide in oil, which is priced in dollars. The government’s budget surplus is 1.27 trillion rubles ($23 billion) through November, compared with 600 billion rubles in the same period last year and 789 billion rubles in 2012, according to Finance Ministry data. It was 1.34 trillion in 2011.

Oops… maybe the Wall Street financial wizards should retake their Harvard or Wharton MBA classes.

As for the Washington “experts,” by now they are probably used to having the market plaster egg on their faces.

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UPDATE, Dec 18, 2014

PUTIN CONFIRMS OUR THEORY OF US-SAUDI COLLUSION IN HIS ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE

In his 3-hour annual press conference in Moscow today, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Saudi Arabia and the US might have conspired to lower oil prices to harm Russia (and Iran – see Guardian, Dec 18).

And here’s what the Truth in Media said about that 11 days ago (an excerpt from the Truth in Media Dec 7-story “OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?” (above http://wp.me/p3QU1S-F0):

“Why do we think Wall Street engineered this attack on the ruble in collusion with Washington?

Because if the drop in the oil prices were the only reason behind it, the Saudi dinar would have tumbled down proportionately as well. Yet if you look at the above chart, you will see that the dinar has been rising at the same time as the ruble was being gutted. Which suggests that the Saudis are also playing on the W-W team.”

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UPDATE MAY 12, 2015

US TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZING WORLD’S BIGGEST AND RICHEST OIL COMPANIES

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidises granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, (London) Guardian investigation reveals

EXCERPT: “Subsidies to fossil fuel companies are completely inappropriate in this day and age,” said Stephen Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International, an NGO that analyses the costs of fossil fuels. OCI found in 2014 that US taxpayers were subsidizing fossil fuel exploration and production alone by $21bn a year.

In 2009, President Barack Obama called on the G20 to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies but since then US federal subsidies have risen by 45%.”

TRUTH IN MEDIA: Par for the course for the man habitually talking out of both sides of his mouth.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/12/us-taxpayers-subsidising-worlds-biggest-fossil-fuel-companies

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UPDATED JUNE 15, 2015

It’s interesting to see how often one’s pure intuition gets confirmed later by new revelations and facts. This is what I wrote about Soros and Russia over six months ago (OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?
DEC 7, 2014):
 
“And George Soros’ fingerprints seem to be all over it. This Hungarian-born Wall Street shark is credited with bringing down the British pound and the Bank of England 22 years ago while making over a billion pounds for himself by short-selling.”
 
Today, June 15, 2015, Mint Press revealed the following leak about Soros…
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LEAKED: GEORGE SOROS ‘PUPPET MASTER’ BEHIND UKRAINIAN REGIME, TRAILS OF CORRUPTION REVEALED

 
Hacked emails also reveal Soros’ machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
By Mint Press News Desk | June 15, 2015
 
Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good.
 
The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has published online letters allegedly written by Soros that reveal him not only as puppet master of the US-backed Ukraine regime. They also reveal his machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire.
 
In the longest memo, dated March 15, 2015 and marked “Confidential” Soros outlines a detailed map of actions for the Ukraine regime. Titled, “A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine,” the memo from Soros calls for steps to “restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.” To do the restoring, Soros blithely notes that “General Wesley Clark, Polish General Skrzypczak and a few specialists under the auspices of the Atlantic Council [emphasis added—f.w.e.] will advise President Poroshenko how to restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.”
 
Soros also calls for supplying lethal arms to Ukraine and secretly training Ukrainian army personnel in Romania to avoid direct NATO presence inUkraine. The Atlantic Council is a leading Washington pro-NATO think tank.
 
Notably, Wesley Clark is also a business associate of Soros in BNK Petroleum which does business in Poland. safe_image
 
Clark, some might recall, was the mentally-unstable NATO General in charge of the 1999 bombing of Serbia who ordered NATO soldiers to fire on Russian soldiers guarding the Pristina International Airport. The Russians were there as a part of an agreed joint NATO–Russia peacekeeping operation supposed to police Kosovo. The British Commander, General Mike Jackson refused Clark, retorting, “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you.” Now Clark apparently decided to come out of retirement for the chance to go at Russia directly.
 
READ MORE…
 
 
Also see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?
DEC 7, 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-F0
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WAR, WAR, WAR… GREAT FOR BUSINESS NOT SO MUCH FOR CONSCIENCE

WHO IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST EMPLOYER?

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WHAT IF WE SHUNNED AND SHAMED THE PEOPLE AMONG OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE PART OF THE WAR MACHINE?

As long as war is good for business, it will thrive. So to stop wars, humanity must remove the profit incentive.

Easier said than done, I know. Wars have been thriving since time immemorial.

But what if we used conscience as a criterion in choosing what we want to do for a living and who to work for?

Again, easier said than done, especially if you’re unemployed and hungry.

Still, maybe there is a way, however idealistic it may seem.

Businesses need employees, right? Big businesses employ large numbers of people. Which means that all those involved in the business of war profit from the killings and destruction, not just the bosses who give orders, are complicit in war crimes. Every time they cash their paycheck.

And so are the death merchants’ shareholders. Every time they cash their dividends.

“I was just following orders”-excuse didn’t cut it at Nuremberg after World War II. So why should it work today?

Everyone employed in the war machines of the world is complicit in crimes against humanity, not just the bosses who gave the orders or operatives who did the killings. 

Shame Instead of Glory

That includes our neighbors, friends, family, acquaintances. What if we were to shun them and let them know it is because of their choice of employment?

Some they might start to feel shame rather than pride in their work, which is what the war machine wants people to believe. And who knows, those with conscience might even quit. After all, most people are not “born killers.”

And then, like a tree without leaves, businesses who feed off of wars would whither NWO_humaniratian_missionand die. In theory anyway.

As I said, it is idealistic, but easy to do. That kind of quiet protest against war could be more effective than any loud, public placard-waving denunciation of war. 

The best part is that everyone can engage in it. Because most of us know people who are involved in the business of war directly or indirectly.

That also means large portions of the population. How large? Whole nations of people. 

If we were to look at just the Pentagon and its top defense contractors, for example, that would be over 6 million people!

Guess who the world’s largest employer is?

The US Department of Defense boasts a workforce of 3.2 million people, making it the largest global employer. The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, is in second position with a force of 2.3 million. 

Only Walmart and McDonald’s come third and fourth with 2.1 and 1.9 million employees respectively (the number for McDonald’s includes franchises). They are the only private companies in the top 10. 

ALBRIGHT WAR WAR WAR CARTOONAnd then there are private defense contractors who profit from wars the most. The Top 10 Pentagon “death merchants” alone employ nearly one million people (921,000 – see the list below).  As for the Top 100, we estimate it is probably over 3 million. That’s close to if not bigger than the Pentagon payroll.

And then there are those in supporting industries who also benefit from wars… fast food chains, health care companies, hosting suppliers, media, Hollywood… the war food chain goes on and on.

Of course, that’s nothing new. See the Truth in Media articles from 2002 and 2004 which drew similar conclusions and expressed the same sentiments.

To end the global war economy, we must starve the entire food chain. There are no innocent participants. Which is why we must refuse to participate in the war booty and encourage all those around us to do likewise.

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Also, see…

Feb 3, 2002 Who Says Money Cannot Buy Presidency, Favors? Enron’s Peons, Unocal’s Yokels. Bush League All-Stars. “Death Merchants,” Oil Companies …
NWO_humaniratian_missionApr 19, 2004 Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce: Private Armies of Private …. Which makes the global wartime economy the fastest growing “new” …
Nov 18, 1998 … its economy in shambles, its people starving and dying enmasse. … After World War I, Germany had to swallow the punishing terms of the …

TOP 10 AMERICAN “DEATH MERCHANTS” AND THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN 2015

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 federal contractors in 2014. Hint: all of the top 10 contractors are for-profit companies, and all of them owe their status to militarty spending – something worth keeping in mind as Congress engages in battle over government spending levels for the Pentagon versus every single other priority, including health care, education, and job creation.

10. Huntington Ingalls Industries, $4.7 billion, 38,000 employees

Huntington Ingalls describes itself as “America’s largest military shipbuilding company.”

9. BAE Systems, $5.0 billion, 84,600 employees

BAE Systems traffics in “defence, aerospace and security solutions” (and yes, they are a British company with significant operations in the U.S.), with products ranging from amphibious combat vehicles to “hyper velocity projectiles.”

8.  L-3 Communications Holdings, $5.8 billion, 48,000 employees

L-3 bills itself as a “prime contractor in aerospace and national security solutions.”  Its products include explosive detection systems and holographic weapons sights, among others.

7. United Technologies Corporation, $6.0 billion, 211,500 employees

UTC is a parent company for defense contractors Pratt & Whitney, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky. Pratt & Whitney is the maker of the F-35 jet fighter engine, among others, while Sikorsky is the maker of the Black Hawk helicopter.

6. McKesson Corporation, $6.2 billion, 42,800 employees

On its face, health care solutions company McKesson appears to be the lone non-military contractor among the group. But even McKesson would not be where it is without our country’s penchant for Pentagon spending:  it gets $4.2 billion in contracts from Veterans’ Affairs, and an additional $1.6 billion directly from the Department of Defense.

5. Northrop Grumman Corporation, $10.3 billion, 64,300 employees

Northrop Grumman bills itself as providing “unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and security” solutions. Northrop Grumman makes the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II (also known as the “Warthog”), among others.

4. Raytheon Company, $12.6 billion, 61,000 employees

Raytheon’s business includes missile defense, electronic warfare, precision weapons, and more, including Tomahawk and Patriot missiles.

3. General Dynamics Corporation, $15.4 billion, 93,000 employees

General Dynamics provides aerospace, combat systems, marine systems, and more, including Abrams tanks, MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles, and nuclear submarines through its Electric Boat division.

2. Boeing, $19.6 billion. 165,500 employees

Boeing specializes in fighter jets, rotorcraft, advanced weapons, and missile defense, including Minuteman missiles, the V-22 Osprey aircraft, and the F-15 aircraft.

1. Lockheed Martin, $32.2 billion, 112,000 employees

That’s 7% of all federal contracts, and the equivalent of three percent of discretionary spending in 2014, to just one company. That company saw over $5.5 billion in profit, and paid its CEO more than $34 million in 2014. And the $32 billion it received from the U.S. government made up more than seventy percent of its total sales.

And Lockheed’s signature product? The F-35 jet fighter, which despite being in development since 2001, and being billions of dollars over budget, is not yet combat ready. The F-35’s top initial selling point?

Affordability. Go figure!?

TEST YOUR INTUITIVE POWERS WITH THESE THREE IMAGES

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

(This is a Truth in Media test) 🙂

If you’re stumped, see the COMMENTS for answers.If you’re stumped, see the COMMENTS for answers.

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WHAT’S THE MESSAGE THIS FULL MOON IS GIVING US?

Similarly, take a look at this beautiful shot of a full moon. What do you see?

A BEAUTIFUL FULL MOON SHOT

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Yes, it is beautiful. But also, the shot may have a deeper meaning. Sometimes we have to look beyond the obvious to discern that.

Does anyone else see a serpent cloud under the moon?

The Serpent – Amaru – is the sacred animal of transformation by Kundalini energy (fire) in the Inca shamanic cosmology. So that may be the subliminal message to us from the celestial realm.

In other words, let’s buckle up! 🙂

REWIND TO JULY 2014

  • And here’s another variation of it in Hawaii at sunset last July…

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  • REWIND TO DECEMBER 2008

    Bob Altzar Djurdjevic And another one in Dec 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona – also at sunset pointing to the west. Shortly afterward, I moved from there to Maui, Hawaii.

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    TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN…

    And you will see three constellations…

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    And just think, it all started with a beautiful full moon shot. 🙂

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WRITE A CRYPTIC COMMENT ABOUT THE MEANING OF THIS IMAGE

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To help you along, let me first state the obvious. I am a Gemini who has been working on balancing the Yin and Yang energies his entire life, whether knowingly or subconsciously.
 
Now given that, try to describe in as few words as possible what this image means to you? What do you really see here?
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Finally…

COLORS OF HUMANITY

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They are all beautiful. They show that humans are a rainbow race.
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THINK YOU’RE TOO OLD TO SWING?

Take a look at this couple…  And then think again. 🙂

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