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The Big Take Over

April 4, 2009
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Obama hails the new world order

April 4, 2009

“This is exactly why a lot of us have been bad mouthing Obama before he was elected… because we knew they were ushering in a new face to get people to be more excepting of this New World Order nightmare. Of course they couldn’t do it with Bush… but lets bring in a black actor who can play the part of a caring liberal and the American people will think he is representing something new in Washington. Man, is it easy to manipulate the masses. Just a year ago anybody that talked about the NWO was labeled a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. It is really freaky to see all of this talk about the NWO in the mainstream media. You realize as far back as 15-20 years ago people have been blowing the fuck out of their whistles about a plan that the Global Elite had to create a world financial meltdown, by design, and try and pose as the saviors and announce that a One World Currency, and eventually, a One World Government (think U.N.), would fix everything, i.e. New World Order. Ya, and when you stage most of the large terrorist attacks yourself, it might give the illusion that we need some type of Order in the World.

The NWO: total control and a hell on Earth for the average man, women, and child. I’m sure they would have done this sooner but they have waited this long for the technology to be invented to help this sick and disturbed very small group of elites carry out their power trip. Weapons, eugenic programs, fusion centers, tracking devices, etc. Take some mushrooms, buy a gun, vote 3rd party, and learn about yourself and the (real) world we live in. Before you can’t do the things you like to do anymore. Be a free man.”

 

F.F. 4/4/09

 

“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The
primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a
big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies,
but would be ashamed to tell big lies.”  -Adolf Hitler

 

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By Andrew Grice, Nigel Morris and Sean O’Grady

 

 

Gordon Brown declared that a $1 trillion package to stimulate economic growth agreed at yesterday’s G20 summit in London will ensure that the world pulls out of recession more quickly.

 

Speaking after the one-day summit of the world’s richest nations in the Docklands, the Prime Minister said there were “no quick fixes”, adding: “Today’s decisions will not immediately solve the crisis. But we have begun the process by which it will be solved.”

He said: “This is the day that the world came together to fight back against the global recession, not with words, but with a plan for global recovery and for reform and with a clear timetable for its delivery.”

 

The US President Barack Obama played a key role in brokering the agreement, resolving tensions between China and France on tax havens.

The $1trn will be made available to countries that run into trouble via the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and World Trade Organisation, which will all be beefed up. Half the money will come from IMF loans, with $250bn to finance trade deals and a further $250bn from the IMF’s currency reserve.

Mr Brown and President Obama originally wanted the G20 summit to call for higher government spending and tax cuts, but they ran into opposition from European nations, led by Germany and France. However, the summit kept open the option of such action in 2010 if the $5trn fiscal stimulus scheme does not work. The IMF will have a new role in monitoring whether countries are doing enough to help the world economy grow at about 4 per cent a year.

G20 leaders will meet again to review progress, probably in New York in September, to coincide with the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

Last night British ministers said the real significance of yesterday’s agreement was not the $1trn package but the enhanced role it gave to world institutions like the IMF, whose budget will triple to $750bn. “A new world financial order has been born, almost by accident, because of this crisis,” one cabinet minister said. “These bodies have been revamped; now they need to raise their game.”

The IMF will no longer be regarded as a last-resort option for nations facing bankruptcy, but will instead take preventative action. Many nations have been reluctant to turn to the fund because the stigma of doing so sends bad signals to the financial markets.

The special drawing rights (SDRs) made available by the IMF – which can be converted by national governments into currency to provide a swift injection of liquidity into their economies – will be increased by a further $250bn. The funds will be used in the short term to support the precarious economies of eastern and central Europe. Romania and Turkey are the latest nations to seek help from the IMF; others in recent months include Ukraine, Pakistan, Iceland and Latvia. The IMF has expressed acute concern that a crisis in these economies could spread via the banks to western European countries.

China is playing a notably bigger role, pledging $40bn for the improvement in the IMF’s resourcing. Most of the rest comes from the US and Europe. China has publicly called for an increased role for the IMF’s own “world currency”, the SDR. A long-awaited reform of the governance of the IMF should deliver China more votes and influence.

Last night President Obama hailed the meeting as “a turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery”. He told the press: “By any measure, the London summit was historic. It was historic because of the size and the scope of the challenge that we face and because of the timeliness and the magnitude of our response.”

The President said that “former mortal enemies” had come together to agree a common path out of recession. “I am very proud of what has been done, but this alone is not enough. The actions we take in our individual countries is vital.” He added: “It’s hard for 20 heads of state to bridge their differences. We’ve all got our own national policies, our own assumptions, and our own politics. But our citizens are hurting – they need us to come together.”

The 20 leaders also agreed to reform the financial system to prevent a repeat of the crisis. Mr Brown trumpeted the “start of the end” for tax havens refusing to be transparent about the money they hold; they will be named and shamed.

Last night, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a “blacklist” of four offending countries: Costa Rica, Malaysia, the Philippines and Uruguay. In the run-up to the summit, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Andorra and Singapore joined a new spirit of openness. Yesterday Brunei and Guatemala agreed to abide by the new rules. The Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and British overseas territories such as the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands already comply with the guidelines.

Under yesterday’s deal, tax havens would have to open their books to other countries upon request, or face tough sanctions. Banks across the world face a regime of checks to guard against a repeat of the excessive lending that triggered the global financial meltdown.

The leaders pledged to give their regulators the powers to collect all the relevant information about banks and to strengthen links between regulators from different countries to pool information about multinational financial institutions. Hedge funds will be brought into the regulatory system. Bankers’ pay will reflect long-term performance, not short-term risk-taking.

Mr Brown pronounced the free-market consensus was over, hailing a “new consensus” among the largest countries. “From today we will together manage the process of globalisation,” he said.

On the fiscal stimulus, the Prime Minister insisted: “The issues that people thought divided us did not divide us at all. There was substantial agreement on the need for us to do whatever is necessary to return to growth.”

Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, who had threatened to walk out if he was not happy with the outcome, said: “There were moments of tension. Never would we have thought to get as big an agreement.” He praised President Obama for helping to create consensus and persuade China to agree to publish lists of tax havens. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, called the measures “a very, very good, almost historic compromise” that will give the world “a clear financial markets architecture”. But the anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof said: “A key question the African delegation is asking is whether this will be real new money for their countries, and will it be grants or expensive loans?”

David Cameron, the Tory leader, said: “Now the focus should switch back to our domestic economy because small businessmen needing a loan to keep their businesses going are still suffering. And our public finances here in Britain, the level of our deficit, is truly horrific and we need to act on that.”

The deal: Key points

Boosting world economy…

An extra $1 trillion pumped into the global economy via the International Monetary Fund. IMF reserves increased by $500bn to $750bn.

Help for ailing economies…

IMF will boost by $250bn the cash countries can access through “special drawing rights”. It is similar to “quantitative easing” – printing money.

Cleaning up banks…

Greater powers for regulators and strong supervision of multinational institutions. Curbs on pay and bonuses. Hedge funds regulated.

Increasing trade….

$250bn trade support package offered to developing countries.

Tax havens…

Must open their books or be “named and shamed” and face sanctions.

Reform of IMF…

IMF and the World Bank beefed up. Fast-growing countries gain influence.

Crisis? What crisis? The other good news

The optimism of the G20 summit’s conclusion was shared by the markets yesterday. The FTSE 100 index of leading UK shares closed almost 170 points higher at 4124.97. There were similar gains across Europe and in America. There was also some good news for the British economy as the Nationwide building society revealed that house prices rose in March. The increase of 0.9 per cent was the first rise since October 2007.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/obama-hails-the-new-world-order-1661088.html

 

 

Reps Paul, Frank introduce bill to legalize industrial hemp

April 4, 2009

Stephen C. Webster
Published: Friday April 3, 2009

 

University: In 2007, hemp products accounted for at least $350 million in sales nation-wide


One of the earliest plants domesticated by man may be on the verge of a resurgence in popular production across the United States. 

Industrial hemp, a non-drug variety of the cannabis plan, used for centuries for its versatile fibers, is the subject of a new bill filed by Congressmen Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA). They and eight cosponsors, both Republican and Democrat, hope to legalize the plant so American farmers can begin supplying fibers for a wide array of products, with the overreaching goal of opening a new sector in American agriculture.

To view the bill’s status, full text and list of sponsors, or to follow new developments, visit Govtrack.us

“It is unfortunate that the federal government has stood in the way of American farmers, including many who are struggling to make ends meet, from competing in the global industrial hemp market,” said Representative Ron Paul during his introduction of the bill and in a media advisory issued byadvocacy group VoteHemp

“Indeed, the founders of our nation, some of whom grew hemp, would surely find that federal restrictions on farmers growing a safe and profitable crop on their own land are inconsistent with the constitutional guarantee of a limited, restrained federal government. Therefore, I urge my colleagues to stand up for American farmers and co-sponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act.”

“There is strong support among key national organizations for a change in the federal government’s position on hemp,” the release said. “The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) ‘supports revisions to the federal rules and regulations authorizing commercial production of industrial hemp.’ The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has also passed a pro-hemp resolution.”

The legislation, if passed by the House and Senate, would amend the Controlled Substances act and overturn a portion of the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act which decimated America’s industrial hemp industry by simply lumping the plant in with its high-inducing counterpart, marijuana.

But hemp wasn’t always illegal following the Marihuana Tax Act. Just four years later, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States government launched a “Grow Hemp for Victory” campaign that aimed to reclaim the precious fibers lost when the Philippines fell under Axis control.

“Approximately 20,000 farmers in the Midwestern states were registered under the federally funded War Hemp Industries Corporation to cultivate over 30,000 acres of cannabis, producing 42,000 tons of fiber and 180 tons of seed annually throughout the war years,” wrote Martin Booth in his 2005 bookCannabis.

“Whereas, in 1940, cannabis had all but been eradicated so that, amongst other things, children could not be contaminated by it, in 1942, school children in rural areas were being encouraged to grow it to aid the war effort.”

During that time, the United States government even produced a film encouraging rural corn farmers to grow the plant to help the war effort.

“The THC levels in Industrial Hemp are so low that no one could get high from smoking it. Moreover, hemp contains a relatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, CBD, that actually blocks the marijuana high. Hemp, it turns out, is not only not marijuana; it could be called ‘anti-marijuana,'” wrote David P. West, Ph.D., for the North American Industrial Hemp Council.

“Feral hemp, or ditchweed, is a remnant of the Industrial Hemp once grown on more than 400,000 acres by US farmers. It contains extremely low levels of THC, as low as .05 percent,” he continued. “It has no drug value, but does offer important environmental benefits as a nesting habitat for birds. About 99 percent of the ‘marijuana’ being eradicated by the federal government-at great public expense-is this harmless ditchweed. Might it be that the drug enforcement agencies want to convince us that ditchweed is hemp in order to protect their large eradication budgets?”

“As a fiber source, hemp is undergoing rapid growth as a natural fiber in everything from clothing and textiles to automotive composites. The fiber is also gaining popularity as insulation,” reported Iowa State University’s agricultural marketing resource center

“A conservative estimate of the total retail value of hemp products sold in the United States in 2007 is $350 million. The current annual U.S. market for hemp yarn and fabric is estimated to be in the $15 million range. The Hemp Industries Association estimates that the North American retail market for hemp textiles and fabrics exceeded $100 million in 2007 and is growing around 10 percent per year. The retail health care market, including lotions and oils, is estimated to sell over $30 million worth of hemp products in the United States annually.”

“Numerous individual states have expressed interest in and support for industrial hemp as well,” states Paul and Frank’s press release. “Sixteen states have passed pro-hemp legislation, and eight states (Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia) have removed barriers to its production or research. North Dakota has been issuing state licenses to farmers for two years now. The new bill will remove federal barriers and allow laws in these states regulating the growing and processing of hemp to take effect.”

“With so much discussion lately in the media about drug policy, it is surprising that the tragedy of American hemp farming hasn’t come up as a ‘no-brainer’ for reform,” said Vote Hemp President, Eric Steenstra, in the advisory. “Hemp is a versatile, environmentally-friendly crop that has not been grown here for over fifty years because of a politicized interpretation of the nation’s drug laws by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). President Obama should direct the DEA to stop confusing industrial hemp with its genetically distinct cousin, marijuana. While the new bill in Congress is a welcome step, the hemp industry is hopeful that President Obama’s administration will prioritize hemp’s benefits to farmers. Jobs would be created overnight, as there are numerous U.S. companies that now have no choice but to import hemp raw materials worth many millions of dollars per year.”

“U.S. companies that manufacture or sell products made with hemp include Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a California company who manufactures the number-one-selling natural soap, and FlexForm Technologies, an Indiana company whose natural fiber materials are used in over two million cars on the road today,” the release said. “Hemp food manufacturers, such as French Meadow Bakery, Hempzels, Living Harvest, Nature’s Path and Nutiva, now make their products from Canadian hemp. Although hemp now grows wild across the U.S., a vestige of centuries of hemp farming here, the hemp for these products must be imported. Hemp clothing is made around the world by well-known brands such as Patagonia, Bono’s Edun and Giorgio Armani.”

This story has been updated from an original version for background and clarity. 

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Reps_Paul_Frank_introduce_farming_bill_0403.html

George Humphrey on The Alex Jones Show 4/2/09

April 4, 2009

 

Rockefeller: Internet is “Number One National Hazard”

April 4, 2009

Does it really need explaining where this is coming from… Jay Rockefeller is the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller and  nephew of banker David Rockefeller. They are deathly afraid of the free exchange of information and ideas of the American people. The internet is the most powerful tool for the average person to be heard and hear the truth. I realize that everything written on the internet isn’t the truth either, (we’re not suckers people),  but it’s a step in the right direction away from the corporately owned major television, radio, newspaper, and magazine outlets. We’ve been spoon fed garbage for too long and people are finally demanding the truth. What we were taught to be our political, financial, and in some cases historical, reality has been a giant smoke screen. Surprise! Question is, do you want to live in a false reality of complacency garnished with lies and deceit or do you want to enter a new era filled with truth, compassion, and understanding? It’s possible but we have to start raising our voices up a bit. These people are stopping you from reaching your full potential as a human being… period. You can not be tight lipped and docile on this issue it means to much to all of humanity. Seriously. Tell the Rockefeller criminal mafia that your mad as hell and your not going to take it anymore. Hopefully, they will be able to hear you because years of inbreeding can bring on medical problems.  These are sick people folks. Stand up for yourselves.

F.F. 4/3/09

 

 

“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The
primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a
big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies,
but would be ashamed to tell big lies.”  -Adolf Hitler