DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN BRITAIN

Hitler, wherever his soul may reside, must be chuckling today. What he failed to accomplish 75 years ago with his Stukas, Messerschitts and Panzers, the left-wing liberals have managed to achieve by sheer intimidation. They have killed political freedom in Britain and have turned this once proud bastion of free speech into a fascist country.

The once proud nation, which sacrificed 370,000 of its citizens’ lives in WW II for its freedom, has been cowed into silence and obedience, as the Soros’ funded Antifa left-wing thugs, aided by spineless Britain’s government, rule the roost.

The famous Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park, once a beacon of British freedom of speech, has become a place of shame and infamy.

Rather than take my word for it, just watch this emotional 3.5 min video-selfie by a young Canadian journalist Lauren Southern. She, along with two of her colleagues, has been barred from entering Britain because of their populist right-wing political views. [don’t forget to turn the sound on – Twitter videos are muted by default]

“To ban people from entering the UK for a speech they have not yet given is insanity,” a young man, Tom (23), said on Sunday at the Speaker’s Corner in London.


Free speech or hate speech? Right-wing activists ‘banned’ from Britain 

And now, here’s the rest of the story…

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Right-wing activists have been banned from entering the UK and held in ‘detention centers’, sparking a free-speech debate on the streets of London. Members of Generation Identity (GI) and Antifa clashed on Sunday.

Border police held three high-profile members of GI just months after the group opened its UK wing. Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone and Lauren Southern were detained as they tried to make their way to London.

GI, seen by some as the European equivalent of America’s so-called ‘alt-right’ has been recruiting in the UK and attempting to spread its message, but a fierce left-wing opposition has seen meetings shut down and rallies interrupted. GI has an anti-Islam, nationalist message propagated through slick social media videos.

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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.
 
READ MORE…
 
 
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On this day in history: ANOTHER DAY OF INFAMY

A GANG RAPE OF SERBIA STARTED ON 3-24-1999 AT 11 AM PDT, 19:00 UTC

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March 24, 1999

A GANG RAPE OF SERBIA: Another Day of Infamy 3-24-1999a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – March 24, 2016 – music from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” finale recorded by ALTZAR in 2014 – includes original clips from wartime videos, along with Truth in Media photos

THE WAY IT STARTED…

On March 23, 1999 at 22:17 UTC (2:17 PM PDT), the Secretary General of NATOJavier Solana, announced he had directed the NATO commander U.S. General Wesley Clark, to “initiate air operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.” On March 24, 1999 at 19:00 UTC (11 AM PDT), the NATO bombing of Serbia started.

And now, here’s the editorial this writer published the morning of March 24, 1999 at the original Truth in Media website.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… THE DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

MARCH 24, 1999

The New Day of Infamy

Mark this day – March 24, 1999! It may be remembered in history as a new Day of Infamy. Just as was December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Except that this time, it is the American-made bombs and pilots that are delivering hell to Serbia on behalf of the forces of Evil.

By his order to launch air strikes against Serbia, NATO and President Clinton have entered uncharted territory in mankind’s history. Not even Hitler’s grab of the Sudetenland in the 1930s, which eventually led to WW II, ranks as a comparable travesty.

For, there are no American interests whatsoever that the NATO bombing will either help, or protect; only needless risks to which it will expose the American soldiers and assets, not to mention the victims on the ground in Serbia.

Bombing Serbia is an act of raw, wanton aggression and violence by a power-hungry Clinton administration. No wonder most Americans who write to us say they are ashamed of it. But shame may quickly turn to blame (of Clinton), if the flames of war in Serbia engulf other nations, possibly even Russia.

May God help all innocent people whom Clinton and his neo-colonial NATO allies have put in mortal danger!”

Bob Djurdjevic, Founder and editor of the Truth in Media

Phoenix, Arizona, March 24, 1999

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(See 78 Days of Infamy – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/tim-war.html)

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PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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One year later, on or about March 24, 2000, I gave a speech in Perth, Western Australia, at an event commemorating and honoring the victims of NATO’s war on Serbia.  The title of the speech was… (this is an excerpt):

IN MEMORIAM: WESTERN SUNSET, EASTERN DAWN

A Gang Rape of a Small Nation 

A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world’s gross economic product, possessing two-thirds of the global military power, ganged up on a tiny nation of 10 million.  For 78 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties.

More than 2,000 Serbian civilians and 576 soldiers died in these savage attacks, 79 of them children.

Yet the citizens and the army of Serbia remained unbowed and unkowed!  This is not hearsay.  I saw their defiance with my own eyes during the six days I spent under NATO’s bombardment in April 1999, including a night duty guarding the Brankov Bridge in Belgrade with nothing but their lives.

For that reason,  I told the Serb people at every stop of my September 1999 “Tour de Serbia”, that it was my privilege to bow my head before them in admiration of their courage and love of freedom.kosovo-memorial

And then I did it. [bow]

Their exemplary resistance to a foreign aggression against such overwhelming odds inspired millions of patriots across America and around the world. They staged hundreds of protests of their own.  Your presence here on this March 24, 2000, the first anniversary of The New Day of Infamy, also attests to it.

And now, I would like to ask you to join me in honoring all NATO victims with a silent prayer or a minute of silence, as befits an ancient nation which has learned to mourn as well as honor its dead.

Let us pray… [pray]

Read more…

http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/in-memoriam.html

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NATO WAR AGAINST SERBIA – 15 YEARS LATER: WHY?

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Back in the 1990s, I was a war correspondent and geopolitical commentator. My articles about the Balkans wars were published in the Truth in Media and the major media outlets in the US and around the world. March 24, 2014 is the 15th anniversary of the New Day of Infamy. That’s what I called that day in an editorial written on March 24, 1999, just before the NATO bombs started to fall on Serbia. This article and the short film within it are dedicated to the victims of the NATO bombs. They are my memorial to the indomitable human spirit. The music I recorded and used in this video – the theme from “Chariots of Fire” – was chosen by the Spirit for me. Because it also celebrates the strength and indestructibility of the human spirit. 

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Je me souviens – I remember

There is no expiry date on murder, let alone mass murders. And yet there are war criminals still walking free on American streets. Some have even held high offices in US government. The purpose of this article is to remind ourselves of the fact that we harbor war criminals among us. And not to let them off the hook. Their crimes against innocent civilians have stained the American flag under which they were committed. So we must make sure that we distance ourselves from them if we are to regain the honor and respect that the Stars & Stripes once commanded around the world.

Just because these individuals have not been formally charged with war crimes does not mean they will  escape justice, either in this world or the next. Lest we forget, powerful dictators and warmongers look untouchable only for a while. Before they fall into the dustbin of history…

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Je me souviens – I remember… This video is my memorial to the victims of NATO bombs

NATO WAR AGAINST SERBIA – 15 YEARS LATER: WHY?

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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!?

A CASE OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE? IRS: 100,000 US TAXPAYERS’ FILES STOLEN, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED

In 2011, the IRS Wasted $3.6 Billion on Fraudulent Refunds, Even Sending Thousands of Refunds to Foreign Countries

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In One Account Alone, the IRS Deposited 590 Tax Refunds!

23,944 Tax Refunds Were Sent to Just One Address in Atlanta, Totaling $46,378,000!

In 2015, Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation’s income, according to Tax Foundation. That’s more than this country of 319 million people spends on food, clothing, and housing – combined! (see TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, Apr 2015).

Bad enough, right, when you consider how our money is being squandered on foreign wars that only benefit certain banks and corporations instead of building up our society. But what if I told you that the government’s collection agency – the IRS – is sending thousands of refunds to fraudulent recipients across the country, and even to foreign countries, such as  Bulgaria, Lithuania, China or Ireland?

In one account alone, the IRS deposited 590 tax refunds. A total of 23,944 tax refunds Were sent to just one address in Atlanta, totaling $46,378,000.

These are just some of the example of gross negligence the IRS exhibited in processing electronic filing of our income tax returns, according to a letter to the IRS commissioner signed by 39 House Representatives in Apr 2014 (Congressmen’s letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen).

United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen appears before a House Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations Subcommittee hearing on "Examining Solutions to Close the $106 Billion Improper Payment Gap" in Washington July 9, 2014.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron
United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen appears before a House Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations Subcommittee hearing on “Examining Solutions to Close the $106 Billion Improper Payment Gap” in Washington July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

So what has the IRS done to plug these leaks in over a year since that letter was sent? It appears not much. Because today, May 26, the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months (see Reuters story).

From February to May 2915, attackers sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times through the agency’s “Get Transcript” online application, which calls up information from previous returns, he told a news conference. About half of those attempts were successful.

The data theft was largely intended to steal taxpayers’ information to submit fraudulent returns next year, Koskinen said.

The agency currently believes that fewer than 15,000 fraudulent returns were processed as a result of the breach, likely resulting in refunds of less than $50 million.

In response to this story, we received a letter from Rita Redmond, a Truth in Media reader in Phoenix, who said she was a victim of such an identity theft.

“In April 2014, I realized my SS# had been stolen and someone filed a Federal Return using my Tax ID#.  How is it that mine (and I was certain others’ tax refunds) could have gone into someone else’s bank account?  What kind of fire-walls does the IRS have in place? I felt they should have tighter IT security applications at the front end, rather than all the clean up at the other side and the loss of dollars.”

Indeed. Here’s what the Truth in Media editor wrote on that topic earlier today:

“Wonders of technology! Not !!!! This what happens when the government FORCES us to file electronically. First they spy on us electronically – and illegally. Then they let our private information slip through their fingers.”

“Perhaps the IRS should be charged with criminal negligence. For those not familiar with legal terms, “criminal negligence is a ‘misfeasance or ‘nonfeasance’, where the fault lies in the failure to foresee and so allow otherwise avoidable dangers to manifest.”

No wonder fraud victims like Ms Redmond are livid:

“I am so angry.  This is shameful.  Someone else received twice the amount of my legitimate return.  I want to know that whoever store my Federal return is arrested and jailed but the IRS “call center” tells me the investigation takes 9 months and I will never know who it was.  This tells me whoever has these millions of dollars has time to cover their trail and get away with it. “

Only if we, the taxpayers, say silent about it. Which is why we are publishing this story. If you think the IRS has been criminally negligent, call or write to your Congressmen and Senators and demand that the culprits be criminally prosecuted and jailed for failing to carry out their fiduciary duties.

And by all means, file your 2016 return on paper and by mail. The IRS has proven beyond a doubt that they are incapable of safeguarding our private information online.

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TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA

RANKING OF 50 STATES BY AGGREGATE TAX RATES

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Tax Freedom Day or Tax Slavery Parole Day, Will Be Friday Apr 24 This Year

“THE MORE THE WORLD CHANGES, THE MORE IT STAYS THE SAME” (J-B Alphonse Karr 1808-1890)

Over the last few evenings, Elizabeth and I have been watching on Netflix the TV series “TURN.” It is about the American Revolution and the brutality of the British rule. The main reason the people rose up was, of course, unfair taxation. Or “taxation without representation,” as it has become known in history.

US TaxpayerKeeping that in mind, I said to Elizabeth last night, “and just think… all this struggle and sacrifice for freedom from tax oppression has only led to more tax oppression. It’s just that we are now enslaved by Wall Street and Washington instead of King George III.”

Some 250 years after the British “Stamp Act,” which sparked the American stampeded to freedom, a nation of 319 million grunts and toils under the thumbs of a corrupt Congress and its Wall Street masters.

Americans Spend More on Taxes and Food, Clothing, and Housing CombinedIn 2015, Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation’s income, according to Tax Foundation. That’s more than this country of 319 million people spends on food, clothing, and housing – combined!

The Tax Foundation has come up with the term “Tax Freedom Day.” Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year.

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So we spend the first four months of the year basically working for the government. Which means for Wall Street bankers and other industrialists who benefit from our huge government debt of $21.7 trillion.

In other words, we are once again being subjected to financial slavery.  It’s just out money is now being siphoned off by corrupt domestic politicians and bankers instead of King George III.

Therefore, a more appropriate term for April 24 would be Tax Slavery Parole Day. On that day in 2015, we will be pardoned; released from bondage, having paid off the ransom to our slave masters. After that day, we can finally start working for ourselves. But only till Jan 1. That’s when Wall Street and Washington will place the yoke of tax slavery back on our necks.

No wonder many Americans are starting to hit the streets once again, protesting the heavy tax burdens of our plutocratic system of government.

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There Were No Income Taxes in First 137 Years of the American Republic

It wasn’t always that way. Here’s what the Truth in Media editor wrote in 1998 in an editorial “Wall Street’s Conquest of America,” which was also published as his Aug 1998 Washington Times column – “When Will the Wall Street Bubble Burst?“:

“Ever since the 16th Amendment, the Wall Street’s “vulture capitalists” have been gradually tightening the noose around Americans’ collective necks. 16tg amendmentThe income tax, for example, is NOT these plutocrats’ God-given entitlement, as some would have us believe. It was enacted only in 1913, after much debate and treachery, 137 years after this Republic declared its independence from the British crown.”

At the time, the entire U.S. income tax law was 17-pages long. Today, it has grown to over 30,000 pages. More business opportunities for the politicians, lawyers and accountants; more financial tyranny for the taxpayers – the New World Order’s “gladiators.”

For example, even as late as the 1930s, the beginning of the socialist (FDR) era in America, the individuals’ income taxes accounted for only 1.4% of the U.S. GDP. The corporations, on the other hand, bore a bigger 1.6% burden. No longer. In 1990, for example, the respective individual/corporate GDP shares were 8.8% and 2.0% respectively – a six-fold increase for individuals; only a 25% rise for the Princes.

But perhaps the greatest income tax scam was how the FDR (Roosevelt-Democratic) administration and Big Business used World War II to push through a “temporary” wartime emergency legislation. It was a law requiring employers to collect income tax at the source – thus becoming government agents without compensation.

This communist-style legislation turned on its head the American legal principle – “innocent until proven guilty.” It gave the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the rights which the U.S. Constitution accords a defendant, while putting the burden of proof on the taxpayer, the “plaintiff.” Half a century later, this FDR income tax ruse has given a whole new meaning to the term “temporary.”

By the way, the current federal tax code is 74,608-pages long. That makes it 187 041415 Tax Code Complexitytimes longer than it was a century ago, according to Wolters Kluwer, CCH, which has analyzed the federal tax code since 1913.

Historic Tax Freedom Day DatesAmazingly, in the first 26 years of the federal income tax, the tax code only grew from 400 to 504 pages. Even through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the tax code was well under 1,000 pages. Changes during World War II made the length of the tax code balloon to 8,200 pages. Most of the growth in the tax code came in the past 30 years, growing from 26,300 pages in 1984 to nearly three times that length today.

As this writer said 17 years ago, that’s “more business opportunities for the politicians, lawyers and accountants; more financial tyranny for the taxpayers – the New World Order’s ‘gladiators’.”

RANKING OF 50 STATES BY AGGREGATE TAX RATES

Now, when we take the state and local taxes into account, we will find the tax burden is not evenly distributed across the 50 states. A few days ago, on Tax Day 2015, Forbes published a ranking of the 50 states by aggregate taxes – federal, state and local.

Want to guess which state was the worst? (i.e., with highest taxes).

New York – #50, or #1 on the infamy ladder. New Jersey was #49. Connecticut #48. California #47.

In general, the northeastern states had the highest overall tax rates. The southern states tended to have lower tax burdens. The most complicated one is Hawaii, #31 overall, but with 12 different rates for income in different brackets. Yikes!

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But the best one was… guess what? Wyoming! Yes, the land of Grand Tetons and the bison. Alaska was #2. South Dakota #3.

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Since freedom we still have the freedom to move to another state with lower taxes, perhaps you can use the above map as a guide.

All other things being equal, of course. Which they never are. There are many other considerations besides the taxes when one chooses where to live.

For example, if Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush were to become president in 2016, no state would be big enough to hole up in from increased government oppression.

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So 250 years later, back to 1750 we go. “The more the world changes, the more it stays the same” (Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808-1890).

 

 

POPULISM, THY FACE IS PUTIN

PLUTOCRACY, THY FACE IS OBAMA

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When was the last time you’ve heard of an American president holding a four-hour live “town hall meeting” with the whole nation?

Never, of course, is the correct answer.

Now contrast that with what the Russian president Putin has just done (Apr 16). He held a four-hour live televised “town hall meeting”earlier today with his countrymen, fielding hundreds of questions selected from some three million the Russian network received before and during the broadcast.

And, by the way, this is Putin’s ANNUAL event, not a one-off show.

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By contrast, American president’s appearances of American politicians are brief, delivered to carefully selected audiences, like the White House press corps, and scripted to make sure he “stays on point” (look at the teleprompters in front of Obama in the photo below).

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Meaning, the American president’s agenda is dictated by his New World Order puppet masters and White House handlers. In public, they are not much different than the Hollywood actors playing the role of a president. So the American public rarely gets to see the real Obama, or Bush or Clinton.

No wonder nobody bothers to watch such charades. At least nobody among this writer’s friends and family. They are as boring and predictable as were the “elections” in the Soviet Union or North Korea.

When was the last time you tuned in to a presidential White House press conference?

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Not so in Russia, ironically the country that practically invented such top-down public brainwashing during the seven decades of the Soviet rule.  Check out this London Guardian report about it – Vladimir Putin’s phone-in with Russia – as it happened. No sense in wasting time on the gibberish the US establishment media publishes about Russia. Remember, their reports are also scripted to “stay on point” in line with the New World Order agenda.

Bottom line?

Populism, thy face is Putin. Plutocracy, thy face is Obama.

Internet and TV at Their Best

Another thing that was impressive about this Putin TV show was the technological sophistication that was required to bring it all about. It was the Internet and Television at their best.

Can you imagine millions of Americans simultaneously participating in a live video conference?  Hard to believe, right? But that’s what happened this evening in Russia.

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And yet we are being told that America is the technological leader of the world!?

Well, maybe we are. But our political system is evidently not free enough to allow us to take advantage of it as the Russians are doing it.

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If in doubt, and if you’ve got half a day to spare, check out this Youtube video of the entire four-hour Putin show in Russia this evening their time. Which was posted right after the live show ended.

By the way, do you have any idea how long such a 4-hr video would take to upload to Youtube using normal internet speeds? Or be uploaded at all? (“More than 40 hours have passed and the video is still in only available in 240p and 360p” – reported one unhappy Youtube user, for example).

You can fast-forward to about 6 minute-mark when the actual Q&A starts.

And no, you don’t have to speak Russian to be able to understand it. There is a simultaneous voiceover English translation. In fact, if you take out one of your headset earplugs, splitting up the stereo channel, you will be able to hear it entirely in English.

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