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Friday, 27 February 2015

Transpicuous News Feb 26, 2015: Smokey Subways and Chemtraily Skys


Welcome to Transpicuous News on Feb 26th, 2015.

After a very rocky start on Wednesday, we finally had to give up on doing the Transpicuous News Midweek report on the CCN LIVE Stream.... as we suddenly encountered a technical "glitch" that no one could explain nor had ever seen happen before on Live Stream.....  I go into the details of that adventure in the Midweek report, that I finally ended up recording and uploading to YouTube. 

It's been an interesting week my friends- there are a lot of things "shaking out" right now, and I suspect this is only the beginning of the surprises we have coming. Key areas to watch right now: Washington DC and it surrounding places of interest.

Remember: 

Be Alert.    Be Prepared.    And keep your eye on the ball!!









Removing the Shackles Articles:



Iraqi Army Shoots Down UK planes delivering weapons to ISIL
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2015/02/iraqi-army-shoots-down-uk-planes.html


 Forced Vaccinations: They are calling for YOUR "Comments"
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2015/02/forced-vaccinations-they-are-calling.html


 The Greek Apology: The "Big Boys" won this round
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-greek-apology-big-boys-won-this.html


 ISIS: Psyop, CIA, Terrorists, Rebel, Religious Group?
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2015/02/isis-psyop-cia-terrorists-rebel.html



Midweek News Links:


Breaking News 2015 Budget law officially implemented
http://en.alforatnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=16430

UN warns of a severe financial crisis in Iraq
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=ar|en&u=http://albaghdadia.com/index.php/iraqnews/item/37701-2015-02-22-12-50-10

Mark Zuckerberg just slammed the anti-vaccination movementhttp://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-vaccinations-facebook-on-immunity-book-club-2015-2

Hundreds of Palestinians flee floods in Gaza as Israel opens dams
http://www.albawaba.com/news/hundreds-palestinians-flee-floods-gaza-israel-opens-dams-659932

Leaders of the Houston "arson attack" mosque responded to Islamophobia in the best way!
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/leaders-of-the-houston-%22arson-attack%22-mosque-responded-to-islamophobia-in-the-best-way!-657974

Turkish whistleblower: government can hand over any bank to state fund
http://www.albawaba.com/business/turkish-whistleblower-government-can-hand-over-any-bank-state-fund-660116

HSBC offers apology as CEO mired in scandal, too
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/02/23/hsbc-ceo/23875623/

Yemen's president withdraws resignation
http://www.albawaba.com/news/yemens-president-withdraws-resignation-660962

It's raining money! Traffic in Dubai halts after cash falls from the sky
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/its-raining-money-traffic-dubai-halts-after-cash-falls-sky-660796

Egypt's Sisi issues decree widening scope of security crackdown
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-egypt-security-idUSKBN0LS0RA20150224

‘Flagrant aggression:’ Damascus livid after Turkey’s incursion onto Syrian soil
http://rt.com/news/234543-syria-turkey-incursion-tomb/

How did Turkish troops manage to safely enter and exit Syria?
http://www.albawaba.com/news/how-did-turkish-troops-manage-safely-enter-and-exit-syria-660768

Troika "Happy" With Revised List Of Greek Reform Promises: Full Varoufakis Letter
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-24/troika-happy-revised-list-greek-reform-promises-full-varoufakis-letter#comment-5821851

Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run
http://www.firstpost.com/world/afghan-central-bank-branch-employees-raid-their-own-bank-and-run-2114097.html

 Ukraine Signals It Needs Cash Fast as Capital Controls Tightened
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-23/ukraine-signals-it-needs-cash-fast-as-capital-controls-tightened

U.S. prepares draft threatening U.N. sanctions on South Sudan
http://www.euronews.com/newswires/2957440-us-prepares-draft-threatening-un-sanctions-on-south-sudan/

The New Saudi King Is Kicking Off His Reign With a $32 Billion Gift to His People
http://mic.com/articles/111056/the-new-saudi-king-is-kicking-off-his-reign-with-a-32-billion-gift-to-his-people
Smoke appears in Washington subway system three times in two days
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/smoke-appears-washington-subway-system-three-times-two-201837860.html
http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm


DHS Secretary Warns Amid Funding Fight: 'If Anyone Is Planning to Go to The Mall...'
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/dhs-secretary-warns-amid-funding-fight-if-anyone-planning-go-mall

Japan’s credit card firm to start using Russia’s national payment system by end of 2015
http://rt.com/business/235079-jcb-national-payment-system/

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13931204001534

Paper claim: Malvinas-Falklands join Argentina... on new banknote
http://rt.com/news/235279-argentina-banknote-falklands-britain/

Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4 days if Kiev doesn't pay
http://rt.com/news/235459-putin-gas-ukraine-europe/

Tunisia, Italy 'Reject' Military İntervention İn Libya
http://en.haberler.com/tunisia-italy-reject-military-intervention-in-665370/


US combat vehicles parade near Russia border amid tensions
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/25/399093/US-military-maneuvers-near-Russia-border

Greek Cypriots sign military deal with Russia
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/470786--greek-cypriots-sign-military-deal-with-russia

Metrolink Crash: Truck Driver Arrested on Felony Hit and Run Charge
http://abcnews.go.com/US/metrolink-crash-truck-driver-arrested-felony-hit-run/story?id=29183024

Is Turkey Turning Towards A Full Eurasian Pivot?

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20150225/1018724706.html#ixzz3SmyGLYw9

Russia could protect interests in Arctic via military means – defense minister
http://rt.com/news/235615-arctic-defense-arms-resources/

It's time for China to bid farewell to the dollar peg
https://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/2/24/china/its-time-china-bid-farewell-dollar-peg

EU asks WTO to help settle trade dispute with Russia - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/International/2015/Feb-26/288889-eu-asks-wto-to-help-settle-trade-dispute-with-russia.ashx#sthash.t0QZHUi2.dpuf

Jerusalem church building torched in apparent hate crime - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Feb-26/288871-jerusalem-church-building-torched-in-apparent-hate-crime.ashx#sthash.bVqZz7d2.dpuf


Thursday, 26 February 2015

1000+ Underground Documentaries

Ever had one of those evenings when you're looking for something to watch, and can't stand the idea of bruising your brain with Hollywood propaganda? 

I just discovered this site and it's a "must bookmark" for future evenings (or days) when I'm looking to expand my mind, instead of rotting it.  http://undergrounddocumentaries.com/

This website has pulled together an impressive amount of "Underground Documentaries" - over 1000 documentaries on just about every subject imaginable to those who are interested in looking under the veils of lies and deception that is propagated by the Governments(Corporations) and Main Stream Media.   Here is "Underground Documentaries" side bar listing of categories:



Now.... of course not all of these reflect the truth of the reality that we have been living through, nor do they encompass all the information that is available- hell, some of these movies are even disinformation themselves.... BUT in the vein of "Movies" that may open the door to information and the back stories of how we got here, this is a pretty great resource to start with.

Enjoy!


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200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate

200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate - FREE Research PDF Download!


The media, your pediatrician, politicians and health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an intractable disease. 
It is abundantly clear that if the present-day vaccine climate, namely, that everyone must comply with the CDC's one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule or be labeled a health risk to society at large, is to succumb to open and balanced discussion, it is the peer-reviewed biomedical evidence itself that is going to pave the way towards making rational debate on the subject happen.
With this aim in mind, GreenMedInfo.com has painstakingly collected over 300 pages of study abstracts culled directly from the National Library of Medicine's pubmed.gov bibliographic database on the wide-ranging adverse health effects linked to vaccines in the today's schedule (over 200 distinct adverse effects, including death), as well as numerous studies related to vaccine contamination, and vaccine failure in highly vaccine compliant populations.
This is the literature that the media, politicians and governmental health organizations like the CDC, pretend with abject dishonesty does not exist – as if vaccine injury did not happen, despite the over 3 billion dollars our government has paid out to vaccine injured through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund since it was inaugurated in 1986.
We have written extensively about this research previously, highlighting different studies, focusing on translating their implications to the lay persons (view our vaccine article section here), but we believe that collecting and condensing solely the primary literature itself makes a much more powerful statement.
This document is being made free to download to the world at large in order to encourage the lay public, health professionals, activists, and elected officials alike to read, acknowledge and share the voluminous literature with their family, friends, colleagues and related stakeholders. You will find this research undermines the national and global agenda to continue to expand the vaccine schedule (on behalf of a vaccine industry that is indemnified against lawsuit for defective or harmful products), with increasing legislative pressure to remove exemptions and mandate them against the evidence of harm and at best equivocal effectiveness as a preventive health measure.
If the vaccination arm of modern medicine today is to continue to promote itself as a science- and evidence-based practice, it must acknowledge and incorporate the implications of the research we are releasing here, or lose any pretense at credibility. Failing to do so will reveal that the widespread push to remove your choice in the matter is agenda and not evidence driven, and due to the fact that vaccines all  carry the risk of irreversible harm and even death (any vaccine insert proves this), it clearly violates the Nuremberg code of medical ethics to promote them as a priori safe and effectiveness.

Continue reading HERE




Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Iraqi Army Shoots Down UK planes delivering weapons to ISIL

Yet another important piece of news and transparency that needs to be reposted - because we know that the Western Main Stream Media certainly won't be posting this article!

I will be covering this story  and discussing the issue of what is ISIS in continuation of the article I posted Monday on RTS : "ISIS: Psyop, CIA, Terrorists, Rebel, Religious Group?" , Tonight  on Transpicuous News at 11pm GMT- 6pm EST on CCN- LIVE STREAM.  You can watch the live coverage on  http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/ or right here on Removing the Shackles on the right side of the side bar.

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Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:29

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.
"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.
He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.
The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.
The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.
Earlier today, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.
"We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL's control in Al-Baqdadi region," the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.
He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.
Al-Zameli had also disclosed in January that the anti-ISIL coalition's planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.
Al-Zameli underlined that  the coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.
"There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition's military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes)," he told FNA in January.
He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.
"The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.
He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, "These documents are given to the investigation committee ... and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace."
Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.
"The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons," Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.
He said the coalition's support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, "The coalition has not targeted ISIL's main positions in Iraq."
In late December, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.
MP Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in Salahuddin province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink reported.
He added that the US and the international coalition are "not serious in fighting against the ISIL organization, because they have the technological power to determine the presence of ISIL gunmen and destroy them in one month".
Gharawi added that "the US is trying to expand the time of the war against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces."
Salahuddin security commission also disclosed that "unknown planes threw arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit city".
Also in Late December, a senior Iraqi lawmaker raised doubts about the seriousness of the anti-ISIL coalition led by the US, and said that the terrorist group still received aids dropped by unidentified aircraft.
"The international coalition is not serious about air strikes on ISIL terrorists and is even seeking to take out the popular (voluntary) forces from the battlefield against the Takfiris so that the problem with ISIL remains unsolved in the near future," Nahlah al-Hababi told FNA.
"The ISIL terrorists are still receiving aids from unidentified fighter jets in Iraq and Syria," she added.
Hababi said that the coalition's precise airstrikes are launched only in those areas where the Kurdish Pishmarga forces are present, while military strikes in other regions are not so much precise.
In late December, the US-led coalition dropped aids to the Takfiri militants in an area North of Baghdad.
Field sources in Iraq told al-Manar that the international coalition airplanes dropped aids to the terrorist militants in Balad, an area which lies in Salahuddin province North of Baghdad.
In October, a high-ranking Iranian commander also slammed the US for providing aid supplies to ISIL, adding that the US claims that the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL were untrue.
“The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group - while supplying them with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq). This explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition's and the US' claims,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.
The US claimed that it had airdropped weapons and medical aid to Kurdish fighters confronting the ISIL in Kobani, near the Turkish border in Northern Syria.
The US Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.
Video footage later showed that some of the weapons that the US airdropped were taken by ISIL militants.
The Iranian commander insisted that the US had the necessary intelligence about ISIL's deployment in the region and that their claims to have mistakenly airdropped weapons to them are as unlikely as they are untrue.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13931204001534

Monday, 23 February 2015

Forced Vaccinations: They are calling for YOUR "Comments"

StarShip Earth published this excellent and extremely important article on Saturday.  THIS is information that demands a response.  THIS is one of those rare opportunities that are given to us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

“Published on February 6, 2015 amid the “measles outbreak” media frenzy, the HHS is accepting “public comment” on its Draft National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) until March 9, 2015. Under the NAIP, all adult American citizens will be compelled to receive current and retroactive vaccination regimens that may amount to several dozen “shots” per individual during their “catch-up” phase. Under the federally-mandated immunization schedule children presently receive 49 vaccines before the age of six.”
Americans are being given the opportunity to use their voices to influence policy.  I have taken part in several movements in Canada that started exactly this same way, and due the the public outcry that we created, we were able to change and influence the movement of the Government of Canada to take away Rights, or to poison our children. 

THIS is the moment to NOT be an armchair activist and to actually DO something.   I urge all of my American friends to take a stand on this- send your "public comment", share this information in your social circles and encourage others to stand up and take part.

All it takes in One........ Just One person.  It all starts with just ONE person standing up and taking the bull by the horns.   When government departments put out this type of announcement, they place their bets on the public's ignorance and complacency and the fact that "no one will notice", and that if they DO notice, they will be to lazy to do anything about it.  So when the "public" actually takes up a stance AGAINST  them, they are caught completely off guard.   They do not want to you respond.  So it's up to everyone TO respond, and to flood them with "public comments".



They are asking for your comments......  Give them a piece of your mind!



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US Government Plans to Force Vaccinations on All Adults; My Weekend Rant

Update Feb 21, 6:12 pm: I spent over an hour writing a two and a half page letter to Ms. Fish detailing my opinion of their mandatory adult vaccination plan. I’m going to mail it via snail mail immediately. I let them have it with both barrels and let them know that we are well aware what vaccinations are all about and HAVE been about for decades. I let them know that we know all about the depopulation agenda, about the AIDS vaccines distributed in Africa as well as Ebola, that the Italian court ruled that vaccines killed people, that we’re aware of the proof that vaccines cause autism, that the government and Big Pharma have covered up research and proof that vaccines are dangerous, that we know what is typically in vaccines, and that they are not in our best interests.
I gave them hope, though. I suggested they may be able to salvage their initiative if “they go first”. Then… we wait. A year. And if none of the government employees, White House staff, Congress, Senate, FDA, CDC, or pharmaceutical people get sick or die in that time frame after being jabbed by our public nurses with the proposed serums, then The People might consider getting some vaccinations. MIGHT.  ~ BP


AMERICA: It’s not only the children the government plans to vaccinate. Now it’s the adults.
It’s not about making you healthier; it’s about making Big Pharma wealthier, and they then pass massive chunks of those dirty proceeds on to the corrupt politicians who decided you need to be poisoned; inoculated like the cattle they believe you to be.

“Published on February 6, 2015 amid the “measles outbreak” media frenzy, the HHS is accepting “public comment” on its Draft National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) until March 9, 2015. Under the NAIP, all adult American citizens will be compelled to receive current and retroactive vaccination regimens that may amount to several dozen “shots” per individual during their “catch-up” phase. Under the federally-mandated immunization schedule children presently receive 49 vaccines before the age of six.”
It’s time to get out on the field, America. This is no time to sit on the sidelines passively watching the end game. There’s a bench-clearing brawl about to break out and you have to stand up for your civil rights.
Your government is supposed to do YOUR bidding—not the other way around.  They work for YOU. You sign their paycheque.
They have NO RIGHT to force you to get any medical procedure or take any medications or vaccinations. They are not safe. Vaccinations kill and maim. Your own doctor probably doesn’t even recognize this. They just do what they’re told by Big Pharma—although many doctors have been paid millions to misinform others in the medical field.

If you’re healthy now, a vaccination could very well be your ticket into the merry-go-round of the American Health Care-less system. Is that what you want? Can you afford to be sick all the time, in pain all the time, purchasing costly medications to deal with debilitating side-effects that cause more negative side-effects, etc.,  ad infinitum or spend weeks in hospital away from work and your family?

You need to voice your refusal to be injected with toxic potions that will at the very least weaken your immune system and open you up for future disease, may very well make you sick soon afterward, or, at worst, see you laid out on a slab wearing nothing but a toe tag, almost immediately.
They never do clinical trials on vaccinations so there is no way to know how these chemical cocktails will affect any one person. The American people are part of an ongoing, decades-long experiment to see how much of a beating they can take before they keel over and die. They’re waiting to see if you will quietly do whatever they tell you, as you always have. They’re only too happy to think for you.

You know the government has passed legislation to protect the Pharmaceutical companies, right? Correct. They now have indemnity when people get sick or die after vaccinations. You have no legal recourse. If you are rendered unable to work, it’s on you. No insurance, and you can’t sue their asses off. 
The solution is to be PROactive rather than REactive. Stop it before it starts.

Americans MUST fight this forced vaccination. Your tacit agreement is welcomed if you say nothing. Beat the deadline and let the controllers know in no uncertain terms that you will not comply.
You have until 5 pm March 9th to kill this initiative. If you don’t—heaven help you.
“(1) The draft NAIP is available on the web at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/.
(2) Electronic responses are preferred and may be addressed to: Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov.
(3) Written responses should be addressed to: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 733G, Washington, DC 20201. Attn: HHS Adult Immunization c/o Rebecca Fish.”
Many nurses have already lost their jobs because they refused vaccinations. They know the truth about them. VACCINATIONS DO NOT PROVIDE IMMUNITY. They do NOT prevent disease–they CAUSE it. Vaccinated people are spreading diseases they got when they were injected!

 Did the nurses sacrifice in vain? Follow their lead. It’s your turn to stand up to the corrupt government and the lying pharmaceutical companies.
You won’t give up your guns. Will you give up your health? I would move back to Canada before I’d let them inject me with anything, but then, I’m not an American citizen, so technically they can’t force me, but let me know if I should start packing, please. ~ BP

P.S. – Of course if you’re too sick to lock ‘n’ load, your gun won’t be much good, will it?  ~ BP
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February 21, 2015

US Government Moves on Nationwide Adult Vaccination

The transnational pharmaceutical cartel will be positioning itself to profit handsomely if a federally-mandated adult immunization program becomes law. The proposed US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy will be implemented alongside the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), thereby becoming a standard component of US national healthcare policy.
Published on February 6, 2015 amid the “measles outbreak” media frenzy, the HHS is accepting “public comment” on its Draft National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) until March 9, 2015. Under the NAIP, all adult American citizens will be compelled to receive current and retroactive vaccination regimens that may amount to several dozen “shots” per individual during their “catch-up” phase. Under the federally-mandated immunization schedule children presently receive 49 vaccines before the age of six.

Continue Reading on Starship Earth: The Big Picture HERE

Modern Slavery: Consumer Shackles, BUY BUY BUY!


Modern Slavery | The True Reason behind the 40-Hour Work Week and Why Most People Are Economic Slaves

The following post details in plain english the absurdity of modern society, and the unquestioned assumptions that keep us all buying into it. Thankfully with enough data most people can see reality for what is. See the post Trust Law: How You Became A Commodity for a detailed explanation of how modern slavery has been legalized and pandemic on earth.
- Justin

Source - Nexus Illuminati

by EV
Economic slavery, or wage slavery, refers to one’s total and immediate dependence on wages to surviveAlthough people throughout history have had to work to get by, we now live in a culture where we are led to believe we have economic freedom, when unbeknownst to most citizens, we are in fact bound in servitude. We automatically accept a 40-hour workweek with meagre hourly pay as normal, even though many work overtime and still struggle to survive. 


There are also those who make enough to live comfortably but are unable to request less hours—you either work 40 hours a week, or you don’t get to work at all. We submit when told what to wear, when we have to arrive and depart, when we’re allowed to eat, and even when we’re allowed to use the restroom. How is it we have come to allow this?



The 40-hour-work week came about during the Industrial Revolution in Britain when at one point workers were putting in 10 to 16 hour days and began to protest. Working situations for Americans began to worsen as well, and by 1836, labor movement publications were also calling for a 40-hour workweek. Citizens in both situations were so overworked, an eight-hour day was easily accepted. This system is unnecessary now, if it ever was, but we still accept it due to the effects of our capitalist society.

There are many contributing factors that have led to our current economic system and continued acceptance of the 40-hour workweek, three major factors being consumerism, inflation, and debt. First, it’s important to understand exactly what inflation is, how it works, and how it leads to debt.


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Inflation:

 

To put inflation simply, let’s say the U.S. government needs money for whatever war they’ve decided to wage this year. They ask the Federal Reserve for a loan, and the Fed agrees to buy bonds (sort of like IOU’s) from the government in the amount of the requested loan. The U.S. government then prints up a bunch of pieces of paper that say “Treasury Bond” while at the same time, the Federal Reserve prints up a bunch of little pieces of paper that we know as money. A trade is made between the government and the Federal Reserve—the bonds for the money—and the U.S. government directly deposits this newly printed money in a different bank, which in turn, takes its cut in fees and interest. Voilà, money has been created out of thin air.

Although this process takes place electronically now (only 3% of money is in physical form, the other 97% exists in computers) the problem either way is that it depletes the worth of the dollar. At one point in time, currency was worth gold [but only valuable by consent]. That was what gave money its value, but now the value of money is trusted to the Federal Reserve who has no moral objections to reducing that value by printing more money (basically legal counterfeit). For the cost of printing, the Federal Reserve creates money that the U.S. government has promised to pay back—money that didn’t even exist in the first place.

It works like this with private bank loans to citizens as well. Each time a transaction of this sort happens, it reduces the value of actual currency, and thus we have inflation. One dollar in 1913 required $21.60 in 2007 to match its value. That’s a 96% devaluation since the Federal Reserve came into existence. How does this lead to economic slavery? By the debt inflation has caused.

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Debt:

 

Since money is created through loans, that means it’s created through debt. Money equals debt, and debt equals money. So the more money there is, the more debt there is, and vice versa. What this means is, if somehow the government and every citizen in debt were able to pay back those loans, there would not be a single dollar in circulation.

Interest plays an important role in this equation as well. When you take out a loan and the bank gives you money that technically doesn’t exist, they also expect you to pay additional interest with it. If the money loaned is coming from the Federal Reserve, where is the money for the interest supposed to come from?

The answer is nowhere.

That means no matter what, the nation will never be able to get out of debt, and that is exactly the purpose of this meticulously orchestrated system. Like a toss of the coin, somebody somewhere will always go bankrupt to make up for the interest that is being paid with even more debt. And so, as the nation sinks further in the hole while the cost of living increases, surviving in the economy becomes more difficult. This desperation to survive, coupled with the fact that we were born into this system, is ultimately what causes us to accept the 40-hour workweek without a moment’s thought.

So now we understand the element that forces us to accept our predicament, but how does the 40-hour workweek benefit banks and corporations? After all, studies show that the average office worker gets less than three hours worth of work done in an 8-hour work shift, and according to reports, US corporate profits are soaring while wages are declining. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show that productivity has increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the third quarter, while hourly pay only increased 1.3 percent in the third quarter, and this has been the basic pattern for some time—it adds up after a while. Corporate profits are at their highest level in at least 85 years, so why aren’t we being paid more, working less, and providing additional jobs to those who need them? This brings us to consumerism.

 

Consumerism:

 

Consumerism is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as: the belief that it is good for people to spend a lot of money on goods and services. At one point in time this belief may have rang true, but with the current capitalist system and cost of living, consumerism has begun to have negative effects on our society, especially when you take inflation and the increasing debt into consideration. The more we buy, the more we feed the corporations and banks who are in turn pushing us into economic slavery.

Since the 1800’s and the Industrial Revolution, “consumers” have been spending increasing amounts of money on frivolous purchases. This over-indulgence has been nurtured and fed by the corporations using commercialism (the attitude or actions of people who are influenced too strongly by the desire to earn money or buy goods rather than by other values—Merriam-Webster) as a tool. Psychological insinuations have been planted into society’s subconscious for generations through consumer advertisements which have ultimately led to certain habits and beliefs. Some examples are:

“Buy now pay later” – The General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) started this mindset when it was established in 1919 and began to promote giving loans to people who bought cars. Americans eventually started to use the new credit plans on just about everything.

“Keeping up with the Joneses” – Commonly thought to be the beginning of the American consumer culture, this mindset began when GM introduced the yearly automobile model change. People wanted to have the latest model each year, and soon this idea spread out. Most of us, whether we want to admit it or not, are familiar with this mentality. Rather than keeping our old toaster that works perfectly fine, we want the new retro-style stainless steel model because it looks swanky sitting on our kitchen counter.

“1929-1945 Depression and War” – Soon after The Depression came WWII, during which advertisers promised products to be available when there was peace. As a result, customers (consumers) were eager to take up spending immediately after the war was over.

“Peace” – When the war ended, consumer optimism and economic growth accompanied victory.

“Charge it!” – Credit cards were first promoted through the Diners Club—a charge card company that services affluent and well-travelled individuals from around the world. Other companies followed suit and started advertising credit cards as a “time-saving device” rather than a way to spend money that wasn’t actually there.

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“Bigger is better” – During the 1970’s, companies began to send credit cards out by the masses to those who had not requested them. While Americans had already been developing the idea that “bigger is better”, the credit card boom ended up exploiting that idea. Now people had the means to obtain extravagant items they couldn’t before, even though it put many in colossal debt. Congress soon had to regulate the credit card boom, and ban sending cards to those who never requested them in the first place.

Companies in all kinds of industries hold a huge stake in the public’s penchant to be careless with their money, and they encourage this habit of casual or non-essential spending when they can. For example, in the documentary The Corporation, a marketing psychologist discussed a method she used to increase sales that involved encouraging children to nag their parents to buy toys. Studies showed that 20% to 40% of purchases of this sort resulted after children nagged their parents.

You can manipulate consumers into wanting, and therefore 

buying, your products. It’s a game.”

-      Lucy Hughes, co-creator of “The Nag Factor”.

The 40-hour workweek is the ultimate tool for corporations to sustain this culture of over-indulgent spending. Under our current working conditions, people are forced to build a life in the evenings and their days-off. We find ourselves more inclined to spend heavily on entertainment and conveniences because we rarely have any free time. When we do have time to ourselves, it’s usually fleeting, and we eventually find ourselves neglecting those activities which are free—walking, exercising, reading, meditating, sports, hobbies, etc.—because they take too much time.

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The Greek Apology: The "Big Boys" won this round

Herein lies the truth of "Politics".

I try to not be a Negative Nancy.  I try to not always look for the holes in the logic.  I try to not always scrutinize every word and action of the players ... but really, I can't help myself.

It comes down to that old saying:  "Fool me once,..."

Here is the point I want to make.  Maybe some of these guys really DO get into politics to try and "save the world".  Maybe some of these guys actually DO have great ideas, big plans on how to implement them and an amazing dream of the changes they want to make.....

.... But the moment that they step into the ring with "The Big Boys", 95% of these visionaries are crushed.

Now, whether Syriza was a group of "Visionaries" or just another cabal player on the scene, the actions/reactions that they caused has sent large ripples through the political and economic circles.  Once these ripples are set into motion, "they" can no longer control them and all they can do is stand back and watch the effect that these ripples and waves have on everything they touch, and then react to the situations that are created by these waves of change. 

The Greek gentleman who writes his apology below to the Greek people, has obviously just learned the truth of the game.  The controllers always need passionate and charismatic people to front their "movements" and "organizations", because the masses of humanity ARE actually waking up, whether they know it or not, and they are naturally gravitating towards the people they feel a bond with and they instinctively "trust".  Hence you have true patriots, visionaries, and gamechangers put in front of the masses to lead them.   But as I said, the moment the vast majority of these true Wayseers enter the ring of the "big boys" they usually end up SEEing the truth of the game: that it's all rigged.


But the game doesn't have to end this way.  The trick is to take out the referees and the coaches and the management, and tear up their "rule books" and "Play books"....


..... and then create a whole new game. 

If you can't win by their rules.... then perhaps it's time to create our own rules.


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Greek Infighting Begins After Historic Syriza Member Slams Agreement, Apologizes For "Contributing To Illusion" Of Change

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As the divergence between Syriza's leadership perspective on debt talks - "success...won the battle" - and the Greek voters - "It looks to me that nothing has changed" - grows ever wider, and on the heels of apparent near mutiny last week, there is growing division in the ranks of the newly elected party. Syriza MEP Manolis Glezos penned a stunning rebuke of the party's apparent U-turn and asks his electorate for forgiveness... "there can be no compromise between oppressor and oppressed... Pity, and pity again... I apologize to the Greek people because I have contributed to this illusion... before it is too late, let us react!" 

In an article uploaded on the website of his Movement for Active Citizens, Keep Talking Greece notes Manolis Glezos - the historic member of the Greek left (best known for his participation in the World War II resistance) - expresses his deep disappointment about the way Syriza handles with the negotiations and calls for party members to decide if they accept this situation.
Via Manolis Glezos' Movement for Active Citizens website (via Google Translate):
“Renaming the Troika into Institutions, the Memorandum of Understanding into   Agreement and the lenders into partners, you do not change the previous situations as in the case renaming meat into fish.

Of course, you cannot change the vote of the Greek people at the elections of January 25, 2015.

The people voted in favor of what SYRIZA promised: to remove the austerity which is not the only strategy of the oligarchic Germany and the other EU countries, but also the strategy of the Greek oligarchy.

To remove the Memoranda and the Troika, abolish all laws of austerity.

The next day after the elections, we abolish per law the Troika and its consequences.

Now a month has passed and the promises have not turned into practice.

Pity. and pity, again.

On my part, I APOLOGIZE to the Greek people because I have contributed to this illusion.”
He then goes on to call for action...
Before it is too late, let us react.

Syriza members, friends and supporters at all levels of organizations should decide in extraordinary meetings whether they accept this situation.

Some argue that to reach an agreement, you have to retreat. First: there can be no compromise between oppressor and oppressed. Between the slave and the occupier is the only solution is Freedom.

But even if we accept this absurdity, the concessions already made by the previous pro-austerity governments in terms of unemployment, austerity, poverty, suicides have gone beyond the limits.
As KeepTalkingGreece reports, to Glezos’ sharp criticism, Syriza reacted rather cool and with respect to the senior veteran.
Government sources commented that “most probably Glezos is not well informed about the tough negotiations.”

However, the article triggered a vivid exchange of ‘verbal attacks’ on internet with opposition parties supporters  -mainly pro-austerity – to mock Syriza ‘that even Glezos admitted you named the meat fish”.
Somewhere the leaders of the last Greek party that promises "change", the neo-fascist Golden Dawn, are grinning.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-22/syriza-mep-greeks-forgive-me-contributing-illusion