Artwork by Luis Quiles
According to Forbes there was a total of 1426 billionaires in 2013 with a net worth of $5.4 trillion as opposed to 470 in 2000 worth $898 billion. This means that the amount of billionaires has tripled in 13 years, where as their net worth is six times greater (not accounting for inflation). Even with an accumulated inflation rate of around 35% (meaning that every dollar in 2000 would cost $1.35 in 2013) the math still yields an increase of 4.5 times, so there are more billionaires making greater profits today than thirteen years ago, around 50% greater profits to be precise. Has your income increased 50% in the last 13 years or so? And by the way, the debt in the United States has grown from $5.68 trillion in 2000 to over $19.00 trillion by early 2016. That is almost quadruple the amount and now greater than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“Oxfam said that the wealth of the poorest 50% dropped by 41% between 2010 and 2015, despite an increase in the global population of 400m. In the same period, the wealth of the richest 62 people increased by $500bn (£350bn) to $1.76tn”
The question then is, how well off are the general public in comparison. Of course this depends on one’s perspective and who exactly is making the claim. An article that appeared in the British paper, the Daily Mail (March, 2013), stated British families “…will be no better off in 2015 than in 2000 due to devastating attack on family finances”. Is any of this negativity contributable to the growing numbers of people diagnosed with depression or get seriously sick? A “win-win” situation for the Sharks, I would say. -The Warrior
NB: The statistics above do not include the Rothschild’s or the Rockefeller’s, as far as I know. The estimates of these two dynasties is way beyond human imagination. The Rothschild’s wealth has been estimated to be between 100 to 500 TRILLION dollars US. Whatever it truly is, the amount just makes the situation even grimmer.
Image by Luis Quiles – Found at- http://artfucksme.com/luis-quiles/
Everywhere we look are the blaring messages concerning “Climate Change” and “Global Warming”. There are innumerable explanations, opinions and “facts” that firmly lay the blame at the feet of us, human society. It is our fault and now our responsibility.
Apparently we have to cut back on everything from gasoline consumption to how much toilet tissue we use. We have in many places elaborate re-cycling programs. Blue boxes, Green boxes and trash bins for the rest, much of which is never actually recycled. Many municipalities and governments wish to implement carbon taxes and some have started to do so.
“Premier Kathleen Wynne is pledging to unveil a carbon-pricing plan this spring as Ontario looks to ramp up its fight against global warming.” –The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
We also have a multitude of eco-warriors from individuals to organizations such as Greenpeace all doing their damnedest to turn the tide of this catastrophe, or at least, this is the way it would appear on the surface. We even had the the movie and box office hit, “An Inconvenient Truth” staring United States Vice President, Al Gore. However, in 2007 a London Judge, Mr Justice Barton, stated that, “…nine significant errors in the film, some of which, he said, had arisen in “the context of alarmism and exaggeration”, according to an article in the Guardian Newspaper.
“Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.”
In fact the words used to describe Gore’s movie by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in Washington, DC, are “One-sides, Misleading, Exaggerated, Speculative” and “Wrong”. They conclude by saying:
“Vice President Gore calls global warming a “moral issue,” but for him it is a moralizing issue—a license to castigate political adversaries and blame America first for everything from hurricanes to floods to wildfires to tick-borne disease…Nearly every significant statement that Vice President Gore makes regarding climate science and climate policy is either one sided, misleading, exaggerated, speculative, or wrong. In light of these numerous distortions, AIT is ill-suited to serve as a guide to climate science and climate policy for the American people.”
But what else should we expect from a politician of his calibre? Has any politician ever told the entire true? Somewhat doubtful. So the issue is not about “Global Warming” per se, but about pollution. If the Global Warming debate is complex and misleading, pollution is not. It is straight forward, or at least we would hope so. Even here, we have a massive imbalance of information, because we are constantly told that it is CO2 that is the main culprit and “we” are the ones responsible. “We” of course means the average citizen and tax payer, rather than any corporation or industry. However, this is a fallacy. Pollution from CO2 is an issue, but it is secondary to a much worst pollutant, that being methane.
“Methane is 25-100 times more destructive than CO2 on a 20 year time frame”
The movie “Cowspiracy” (found on Netflix) examines the massive impact on the environment that domesticated livestock has. This impact includes, not only methane emissions, but the gigantic amount of water consumed, along will feed, the land set aside to produce the feed and grow the crops, and most alarmingly, the unstoppable deforestation in places such as the Amazon used to graze more cattle. The estimates are that between one to two acres of rainforest are cleared every second.
This amazing and startling documentary clearly shows that the major issue is not the burning of fossil fuel, but the raising of domesticated livestock. Basically cow farts and all the environmental impact that goes along with this industry. And as usual, we will foot the bill as we are being mislead and lied to by governments and NGO’s alike.
Image found at: http://cannabismoon.net/ru/gallery/pics/mush3.html
-Le Pain Maudit
“The case of “Le Pain Maudit” (The Cursed Bread) was a scene out of “Alice in Wonderland” on Acid, literally. The local villagers thought that the bread had been doped with some kind of psychedelic mould. This bazaar scene all took place in 1951 in the quiet village of Pont-Saint-Esprit, southern France, which suddenly and inexplicably was struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. Dozens of villagers were committed to asylums and hundreds were afflicted. In all five people died. Time magazine reported, ”Among the stricken, delirium rose: patients thrashed wildly on their beds, screaming that red flowers were blossoming from their bodies that their heads had turned to molten lead.’’ Scientists from the Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company tried to cover-up this story and misdirect the public with claims of toxic bread. They blamed this event on the local bakery and that the flour used was contaminated with ergot, a hallucinogenic mould. Another theory said the incident was as a result of mercury poisoning. However, as we know, Sandoz (the inventors of LSD) were also supplying the CIA with huge amounts of this drug.
The underlying truth started to emerge when investigative reporter Hank Albarelli Jr. began looking into the Frank Olsen case (murdered by the CIA), suspecting that the official story was wrong and that possibly there was a different explanation. As reported in the British newspaper The Telegraph: “Mr Albarelli came across CIA documents while investigating the suspicious suicide of Frank Olson… One note transcribes a conversation between a CIA agent and a Sandoz official who mentions the “secret of Pont-Saint-Esprit” and explains that it was not “at all” caused by mould but by diethylamide, the D in LSD… Mr Albarelli spoke to former colleagues of Mr Olson, two of whom told him that the Pont-Saint-Esprit incident was part of a mind control experiment run by the CIA and US army.” -by Henry Samuel in Paris, The Telegraph – 11 Mar 2010
Whether Karma or not, one can not miss the irony of this story. Here we have an investigation being carried out into the wrong-doings of the CIA by the Rockefeller Commission that published its findings on June 6, 1975. The chairman was none other than Nelson Rockefeller, US Vice-President. He was the son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr. So here we have a Commission, set up by President Gerald Ford, to investigate the federal intelligence agency known as the CIA. This is the very same agency that was illegally and criminally carrying out covert brain-washing and mind-control experiment, often against American citizens, and funded (directly or not) by the Rockefeller Foundation (or using its research data and facilities, such as universities) who again were sponsored by or funded by The Rockefeller’s. This could be a joke, but sadly not. Again a quote from the Telegraph: “Mr Albarelli said the real “smoking gun” was a White House document sent to members of the Rockefeller Commission… It contained the names of a number of French nationals who had been secretly employed by the CIA and made direct reference to the “Pont St. Esprit incident.” So let Mr. Albarelli have the last word:
“…To grossly summarize the long story told in my book, the outbreak at Pont St. Esprit had actually been produced by a top-secret, joint Army-CIA experiment conducted as part of the Project MK/NAOMI, an adjunct project to the CIA’s ultra-secret Projects Artichoke and MK/ULTRA… the very unit that Dr. Frank Olson directed, the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, oversaw the experiment in France.” -“CIA: What Really Happened in the quiet French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit” by Hank P. Albarelli Jr
Note: Sandoz is a generic drug subsidiary of Novartis, a multinational pharmaceutical company. The reported sales of Sandoz in 2007 were $7.2 billion US. Before the merger to form Novartis in 1996, Sandoz Laboratories was a Swiss pharmaceutical company best known for creating LSD by one of its scientists, Albert Hoffman in 1938. By 1949, LSD was marketed as a psychiatric drug under the trade name Delysid. Some of the other products that Sandoz has manufactured are Ritalin (methylphenidate), DDT and in January 2009, the United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded Novartis a $486 million contract for construction of the first U.S. plant to produce cell-based influenza vaccine.” -Taken from the book: “Mind, Mood and Mentality – A history of Mental abuse, psychiatric fraud and Big-Pharma control” by Paul A. Kidman
Many in the “Alternative” sector of society have issues with “Big Government”, “Big Industry” and especially with “Big Pharma”. If you are old enough you will remember the battle that raged throughout the 1990 when finally the US Government took the Tobacco Trust to court. Eventually they were prosecuted under the RICO act and found guilty of racketeering.
“On August 17, 2006 Judge Kessler issued a 1,683 page opinion holding the tobacco companies liable for violating RICO by fraudulently covering up the health risks associated with smoking and for marketing their products to children. “As set forth in these Final Proposed Findings of Fact, substantial evidence establishes that Defendants have engaged in and executed – and continue to engage in and execute – a massive 50-year scheme to defraud the public, including consumers of cigarettes, in violation of RICO.” Found at: http://publichealthlawcenter.org/topics/tobacco-control/tobacco-control-litigation/united-states-v-philip-morris-doj-lawsuit
So we really should not be surprised that cigarettes are a health hazard as the information linking them to cancer goes all the way back to the 1920s. But, how about other household ingredients? How about sugar?
In this amazing documentary sponsored in part by TVO and Rogers, there is overwhelming and damning evidence that Sugar is a death threat if taken to excess. And, unfortunately, sugar is everywhere often hidden under different names. This documentary is worth the watch and could save your life. Found on Netflix and elsewhere. The Warrior.
IS SUGAR THE NEW TOBACCO?
“How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic?
It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again?
Today, industry is deploying its old tactics and pulling out the old adage “we just eat too damn much.” This time consumers aren’t buying it. The critics have gotten smarter, bolder, and madder and science is catching up.
Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig thinks we’ve all been ‘frucked’ by industry. He’s evangelical, blaming sugar for a waiting room filled with obese kids with fatty livers. His flock of five million online followers grows daily. In the court of public opinion, he’s part of a leading group of experts who are putting sugar on trial.
But Japan’s not waiting for the verdict. For the first time in history, their children are burdened with lifestyle diseases that their parents never faced. To counter a health crisis that could sink their economy, Japan’s introduced a radical new law that takes aim at another ‘bottom line’: the girth of the nation’s waistlines.
Pulling back the curtain on the sugar-coated tactics of an industry once again under attack, this documentary will give you a chilling feeling of déjà vu. Today the industry is back sweetening the message. But this time, history comes knocking.
When the doors closed at the Great Western Sugar Company in Colorado in 1976, someone forgot to sweep the floor. Gathering dust in the archives were 1500 pages of internal documents exposing how the Sugar Industry used Tobacco-style tactics to dismiss troubling health claims against their products. Denver dentist turned postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF School of Medicine, Cristin Kearns, knew she’d stumbled on something big: the industry’s secret playbook. Her mentor, Stan Glantz, the superstar professor from San Francisco who brought down Big Tobacco warns, it’s going to get dirty.
While industry and science duke it out, are we sitting on a dietary time bomb?”
“It’s debatable whether George Orwell surmised the ominous threat of totalitarianism that inspired him to pen the dystopic vision, 1984, would extend worldwide and resurface nearly seven decades after its publication. But the novel’s apt description of a world on end have undoubtedly come to pass.
Innumerable examples evidence how 1984 would better be described as a dark portent than a fascinating read, but one thing — the political language dubbed Newspeak, employed by the ruling government, Ingsoc — seems to have served as an instruction manual for the American empire.”
Complete article found at: http://theantimedia.org/george-orwell-1984-came-true/
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” -David Rockefeller, “Memoirs of David Rockefeller” p.405
Grafitti Artwork by Mear One (Kalen Ockerman)
“REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.
Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.”
Why would we ever doubt “Science” or question anything?
“Eat! Eat! Eat! and always stay thin. No Diet, No Baths, No Exercise! FAT, the ENEMY that is shortening your life. BANISHED! How? With Sanitized Tape Worms, jar packed. No Danger, Guaranteed Harmless. “Friends for a fair form”. Easy to swallow! No Ill Effects! Prepared by W.T. Bridge, Chemist, New York.”
Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.
Just in time for election season, America’s favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.
“One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made… Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better.” — Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com
“I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.” -John Trudell
03 May 1997 -Detail Showing Poor Figures from by George Segal – Image by © James P. Blair/CORBIS