Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Info Revolution Attacks News Leader Message Boards

Today I have decided to attack the message boards on the News Leaders web site.  Im sick of all the right vs left, zombie comments.  I will post more links as I go but I encourage all of you to do the same.  Then post links to this site and others, and movies such as Fall of The Republic.



Al Gore Set To Become First "Carbon Billionaire"



Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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The New York Times has lifted the lid on how Al Gore stands to benefit to the tune of billions of dollars if the carbon tax proposals he is pushing come to fruition in the United States, while documenting how he has already lined his pockets on the back of exaggerated fearmongering about global warming.
As is to be expected, the article is largely a whitewash and takes an apologist stance in defense of Gore.
However, the NY Times‘ John M. Broder does reveal how one of the companies Gore invested in, Silver Spring Networks, recently received a contract worth $560 million dollars from the Energy Department to install “smart meters” in people’s homes that record (and critics fear could eventually regulate) energy usage.
“Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years,” states the report, highlighting the fact that Gore is “well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes.”
“Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in,” writes Broder.
Since he left office, Gore’s personal net worth has skyrocketed on the back of his advocacy for global warming issues and the financial dividends this has reaped. Gore’s assets totaled less than $2 million in 2001 and although he refuses to give a figure for his current net worth, a recent single investment of $35 million in Capricorn Investment Group, a private equity fund, illustrates just how fast Gore has enriched himself from his climate change bandwagon.
The Times report notes how Gore “has a stake in the world’s pre-eminent carbon credit trading market.”As we reported back in March, before he became President Barack Obama also helped fund the profiteers of the carbon taxation program that he is now seeking to implement as law.
The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) has direct ties to both Al Gore and Maurice Strong, two figures intimately involved with a long standing movement to use the theory of man made global warming as a mechanism for profit and social engineering. Gore’s investment company, Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offset opportunities, is the largest shareholder of CCX.


Both Strong and Gore come from the Club of Rome clique, who in their 1991 Report, “The First Global Revolution” openly admitted how they were planning to exploit the contrived hoax of global warming in order to further their agenda.Maurice Strong, who is regularly credited as founding father of the modern environmental movement, serves on the board of directors of CCX. Strong was a leading initiate of the Earth Summit in the early 90s, where the theory of global warming caused by CO2 generated by human activity was most notably advanced.
“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.,” they wrote.
Gore’s defense against claims that he is peddling fearmongering about global warming to get filthy rich, and one dutifully supported by the NY Times’ whitewash report, is that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is.
However, Gore’s insistence that he is walking the walk, not just talking the talk, doesn’t seem to extend to his own private life in the context of energy conservation and CO2 emissions. While lecturing the world about reducing CO2 emissions and saving energy, Gore’s own mansion uses 20 times the energy of the average American home.
In February 2007, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research revealed that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president’s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours. These figures were not disputed by Gore.
“If this were any other person with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn’t care,” said the Center’s 27-year-old president, Drew Johnson. “But he tells other people how to live and he’s not following his own rules.”
The clips below, taken from Alex Jones’ new documentary Fall Of The Republic, expose how Al Gore serves as the front man for the global carbon tax cap and trade scheme, which is designed to bankrupt the United States and drastically lower the living standards of the American people, while introducing nightmare levels of regulation and bureaucracy into their everyday lives. Get the full DVD here.





Good Banks Fed Toxic Waste and Turned Into Zombies



Bob Chapman
Infowars
November 3, 2009

We were afraid something like this might happen, if this legislation is passed the next step will probably be something even more onerous. As you know congress has heard testimony about rolling retirement plans into Social Security. Although we don’t know that that will happen but what the Senate is doing could be a first step in that direction. We know that most of you cannot get out of your 401k without losing your job. So you don’t have much choice. Those who have 401k’s that are self directed, because they left or were forced from their employer they might consider paying the taxes and penalty if applicable. This is not a good development.
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401(k) plans rolled into Social Security?
Proposal aims to curb raids on 401(k)s
By Sarah O’Connor in Washington
Published: October 28 2009 20:02 | Last updated: October 28 2009 20:02
US lawmakers were set to propose a new law on Wednesday that would discourage people from raiding their retirement savings early to see them through tough financial times or to splash out on expensive items.
The robustness of the US retirement system has come under close scrutiny since the financial crisis crushed the value of many so-called “defined contribution” pension plans such as 401(k)s, which invested in the markets. Legislators have already proposed bills trying to improve transparency, particularly over fees and conflicts of interest.
Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate special committee on ageing, was on Wednesday set to go one step further and propose a law that would discourage people from dipping into their 401(k)s before they retire, which can seriously reduce the pot of money they have to live off in old age.
Some 15 per cent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 60 raid their 401(k) retirement savings plans, either by taking a “hardship withdrawal”, borrowing money from it or simply cashing it out when they leave their employer. Some fear that more people will be driven to do this as unemployment mounts and people struggle to pay bills and other expenses, though the Government Accountability Office has found no evidence of this.
“Americans’ retirement savings have taken a huge hit due to the recession,” said Mr. Kohl last month after the GAO released a report into so-called “leakage” from plans. “Despite the financial hardships many are facing, people need to resist raiding their 401(k) because it can be a really bad deal for them over the long-run.”
Taking money from 401(k)s can incur a 10 per cent tax penalty as well as fees and the loss of compound interest the account would otherwise have accrued. The GAO study found that a low-earning 35-year-old who took a $5,000 hardship withdrawal would forgo 12 per cent in retirement savings.
Mr. Kohl’s bill, which has yet to be introduced, was expected to ban products such as “401(k) debit cards” – a niche item that allows people to dip frequently into their savings.
It would also increase the interest rate that people have to pay on so-called 401(k) loans – when they effectively borrow money from themselves and are required to pay it back with interest. The bill would cut the number of loans people can take at one time, and eliminate a provision that stops people contributing to their 401(k) for six months after taking a hardship withdrawal, which the GAO found was ultimately damaging rather than helpful.
The Senate ageing committee is also investigating “target date funds” which have become the most popular default option for people automatically enrolled into 401(k)s. These plans are intended to shift from riskier investments such as stocks into safer ones such as bonds as the saver ages.
But the financial crisis exposed a big disparity in such funds: 2010 target funds had anything from 21 to 79 per cent of their investments in stocks, for example, meaning some were badly hit when Wall Street tanked last year.
US Airways will eliminate another 1,000 jobs by the middle of next year as it cuts more flights and closes flight crew bases in three cities.
The Tempe-based airline said today it is restructuring its operations to focus almost solely on its major hubs in Phoenix, Philadelphia and Charlotte, plus Washington, D.C., and its US Airways Shuttle on the East Coast.
The airline plans to eliminate nearly 30 more flights from its once-large Las Vegas hub, eliminate service to Colorado Springs and suspend service to five European cities from Philadelphia.
Current number is 308 and the names of the cosponsors are available at the above link.  Congressman Moran (D) of Arlington County/City of Alexandria and Congressman Connolly (D) of Fairfax County/Prince William County have yet to sign on.
Current number is 30.  VA Senator Webb (D) is cosponsoring the bill, but VA Senator Mark Warner (D) has yet to sign on.
It also canceled plans to start flying between Philadelphia and China until the economy improves.
The job eliminations mark US Airways’ third major layoff in the past year. Last fall, it cut 2,600 positions across the country, and it recently eliminated 600 airport customer service jobs. The airline also asked for voluntary flight attendant furloughs earlier this year. It currently has more than 32,000 employees.
The latest round of job cuts includes 600 airport customer-service and ramp-service jobs, 200 pilot jobs and 150 flight attendant positions. It is closing flight crew bases in Boston, New York and Las Vegas.
Key lawmakers unveiled a bill Tuesday aiming to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers hiding money overseas.
The bill would impose new reporting requirements on foreign financial institutions doing business in the U.S., and on American advisers who help U.S. residents make investments overseas. Foreign firms that don’t comply would be hit with a 30 percent withholding tax on income from their U.S. assets.
The bill which would raise an estimated $8.5 billion over the next 10 years, was introduced by the top Democrats on the tax-writing committees in the House and Senate.
“This bill offers foreign banks a simple choice – if you wish to access our capital markets, you have to report on U.S. account holders,” said Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill was also sponsored by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, among others. President Barack Obama praised the bill, which is similar to legislation he proposed this year.
Lawmakers have been working for years on proposals to stop tax cheats from hiding assets overseas. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who has worked on the issue, estimated the U.S. loses $100 billion a year in tax revenue because of international tax cheats.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bill adds to the administration’s strategy of negotiating new agreements with other countries to share more financial information about U.S. account holders.
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said, “These efforts will give the IRS significant new tools to continue our expansion of international tax enforcement and make it even more difficult for U.S. citizens to avoid paying taxes by unlawfully hiding money overseas.”
The Internal Revenue Service has been beefing up offices that track overseas investments, and Shulman recently announced that more than 7,500 people had come forward under an amnesty program that promised no jail time and reduced penalties for international tax cheats who turned themselves in.
Shulman is also setting up an IRS office to target wealthy tax cheats who use complex investment arrangements to hide money from the federal government. The Global High Wealth Industry group will focus on tax cheats with incomes or assets exceeding $10 million, Shulman said.

AIG owes $44.8 billion on the line, about $3.6 billion more than last week, according to Federal Reserve data released today. The increase in the Fed line stemmed from paying down the U.S. commercial paper facility as those borrowings matured, said Mark Herr, an AIG spokesman, in a telephone interview. AIG made $1.1 billion in payments to the Fed line this week, Herr said.American International Group Inc.’s draw on a Federal Reserve credit line surged for a fourth week to the highest since May after the insurer paid down a commercial paper facility and propped up its airplane unit.

“This is a rebalancing of our various government borrowings, rather than a true increase in government debt,” Herr said. “While the Fed balance has increased, there’s been a corresponding decrease in the borrowings under the” commercial paper program.
AIG, bailed out in September 2008 with a package that has ballooned to $182.3 billion, also tapped the Fed line for $2 billion this month to prop up its International Lease Finance Corp. unit after a bank loan facility expired, the plane leasing subsidiary said in a filing Oct. 19.
The Federal Reserve’s latest weekly money supply report Thursday shows seasonally adjusted M1 rose by $12 billion to $1.680 trillion, while M2 rose $26.4 billion to $8.358 trillion.
Manufacturing activity in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s district “moderated” in October.
The bank’s production index for October versus a month ago moved to 6 from 16 in September. A year ago October, it stood at -40, from -46 in September 2008. On a monthly comparison, the October shipments index hit 1 from 12 in September, while on a year ago basis it was -40, from -43.
The October new orders index on a monthly basis was 11 versus 10 the prior month, while on a year ago basis it stood at -37 from -43.
Hiring weakened, with the monthly employment index at 0 in October, from 1 the month before, while on a year ago basis it was -47, from -56.
Inflation was mixed, with the October prices paid index at 18, from 15, while the prices received index was steady at -4.
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits fell slightly last week, the U.S. Labor Department said in its weekly report Thursday.
Total claims lasting more than one week, meanwhile, also decreased.
Initial claims for jobless benefits declined by 1,000 to 530,000 in the week ended Oct. 24. The previous week’s level was unrevised at 531,000.
The U.S. economy expanded in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year thanks to a bounce back in consumer spending, but a weak labor market is expected to keep the recovery subdued.
Gross domestic product rose by a higher-than-expected seasonally adjusted 3.5% annual rate July through September, the Commerce Department said Thursday in its first estimate of third-quarter GDP.
Our sources tell us that the reason that Ken Lewis quit as CEO of Bank of America was because the Federal Reserve is dumping as much of the toxic waste as they can from other major banks into Bank of America and they are going to allow BoA to go bankrupt in 2010. There are 40 zombie banks in just Chicago alone. And, no one will take them over because they are so bad off with toxic waste. Corum that went under recently, and was bought by M&B had the Fed take all the toxic assets and M&B took the good stuff.
New orders for manufactured goods rose 1% in September, the second increase in three months. August orders had fallen 2.6% and ytd September orders fell 24.1%. Shipments grew 08% and they have been up three of the last four months.
New home sales fell 3.6% in September, the first drop since March. The median sales price rose to $204,800 from $199,900, while the average sale price rose to $282,600 from $256,500.
The MBA Purchase Applications Index fell 5.2% and the total market index fell 12.3%. The two prior weeks were off 7.6% and 13.7%. The refi index fell 16.2% versus 16.8%. The 3-year fixed-rate mortgage rose 3 bps to 5.04% and the 15’s rose 2 bps to 4.53%.
In the third quarter mortgage dollars loaned was a negative $51 billion. The government showed a negative 272 and they expect a negative 151 for the fourth quarter. The bottom line is that mortgage dollars are going delinquent faster than mortgage dollars are being created. What you have seen in the mortgage market over the past several months is transitory. The housing market conditions are still terrible. Soon ARMs will be resetting for ALT-A and pick-and-pay option ARMs and in one year the new government subprimes will begin to hit again.
We are now seeing Treasury auctions every two weeks. Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie and FHA all will need trillions more to continue operations.
Commercial real estate loans from 2003 to 2006 are now coming due as property values decline and refinancing is nowhere to be found. Reality for banks is just around the corner. We see a perfect storm. Banks are already crippled so it won’t take much to push them over the edge. In the middle of this is, the Treasury and the Fed, they are in a box and they cannot get out.
The fall of commercial real estate will start the next credit crisis or global financial crisis. US and European banks are going to get killed. This will finally prove over the next two to three years that America and Europe are bankrupt. In the coming period the world will finally cut off America’s credit. They will stop buying Treasuries and Agencies. The wicked circle of Fed monetization will get bigger and bigger and inflation will grow larger and larger. The stock and bond markets will collapse as a result. As this unfolds it will finally become obvious to all that the elitists have buried us. American debt is un-payable and what has been going on for 38 years has been suicidal. Remember, there are no markets anymore, just interventions.
What goes around comes around. Most of the major banks in the US and Europe are bankrupt. Worldwide banks are interconnected and that means banks that have not leveraged and gotten themselves into trouble could well be sucked into the vortex of destruction the world is facing. Tier 1 capital of every bank worldwide has been destroyed. They are still leveraged 40 times assets. 100% of their capital has been destroyed. Now that both residential and commercial real estate are in a total state of collapse they are in the process of being thoroughly bankrupt.
Many states are bankrupt as well to be followed by more. Any bailout will come at the price of hyperinflation. Tax receipts, both federal and state, continue to fall like a stone. As we get deeper into the depression the drop will accelerate and more and more services will be curtailed. As we said long ago, the only way to save the system is to purge it immediately and finally get it over with. Virtually everything could be shut down at the state levels, including schools and healthcare to name just a few.
We will be looking for help from HR1207 and SB604 to audit and investigate the Fed. There are Senate Bills that rip the heart out of anything meaningful.
We are looking at a seminal time in history and if we do not get a bill to audit the Fed and get rid of incumbents in Congress, we are simply screwed. Then only revolution is the only option.
The stock market continues its bear market rally, up 50% to 60% dependent upon which index you follow. CNBC discusses how long it will take to retrace the Dow 14,168, as sane analysts try to decide when the market will again fall and how deeply. Needless to say, our president and his party claim credit for creating the higher market via stimulus. They would have us believe that the housing crisis is over along with the credit crisis and those terrible events are behind us. Contrary to what Washington believes the real reason the market is up is that the Treasury and the Fed have lent banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies more than $12 trillion – that is why.
We do not see any U or W recovery. We see hyperinflation followed by decline and flat lining for some years to come. This, of course, is not the fashionable viewpoint. Then again, we picked the tops in the market in the second week of April 2000, started recommending gold and silver shares in June of 2000, picked the top two years ago at 14,100 and the recent bottom at 6,600. We are still long gold and silver assets and have open and closed short positions that have made phenomenal gains, but then again what could we possibly know? Only members of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral commission and Bilderberger Group know what is going on. We have no inside information on these matters, we just back into predictions and solutions. We have no members of the Illuminati secretly telling us what is going on. Just be patient, a 25% to 50% correction in GDP will come and unemployment will eventually easily reach 35%. This is going to make the Great Depression look like a picnic. Then again, what conceivably could we know? We are not among the anointed.
Over the past two years the Fed has established, as we suspected and reported on rules, that permit banks to pledge any security as collateral. This is known as the (PDCF), “Primary Dealer Credit Facility. This had to be done. If it wasn’t the repo system would have collapsed, because many banks, brokerage houses and insurance companies were bankrupt. These 21 dealers can buy anything they want and those purchases have been funded by the US taxpayers. In essence the Fed was really the buyer. Talk about moral hazard.

Soldiers Nearly Killed With Military's Bioterrorism Vaccine



David Gutierrez
Natural News
November 3, 2009

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Awareness of the risks over the smallpox vaccine has prevented the government from requiring vaccination of civilians.
Approximately 200 soldiers have suffered from serious and even life-threatening complications from the government-mandated smallpox vaccine, and one has even died.
Starting in 2002, fears over a bioterrorist attack have led the U.S. government to require that all of its military servicepeople receive vaccination against a variety of diseases before deployment, including anthrax and smallpox. An estimated 1.7 million have been vaccinated against smallpox since then. Yet in a number of cases, the vaccine has led to severe complications such as inflammations of the brain or heart. In 2003, two expert panels concluded that Army Specialist Rachel Ray died in part due to complications from the deployment vaccines that she had been given.
“The reality is, we’re never going to have zero risk on a vaccine,” said Dr. Michael Kilpatrick of the Military Health System. “There’s always going to be that individual that has some untoward event that would occur.”
Awareness of the risks over the smallpox vaccine has prevented the government from requiringvaccination of civilians.
One potential side effect is infection with the virus used in the vaccine, a condition known as progressive vaccinia. Back when smallpox vaccination was widespread, the infection had a 15 percent fatality rate.

Urgent Action Needed to Save Audit The Fed


Campaign for Liberty
November 2, 2009
Dear Friend of Liberty,
We have all worked so hard to make an Audit of the Federal Reserve a reality.  Together, we have led the fight to get congressional hearings, 308 cosponsors, and unprecedented attention around the country.
Now, you and I face our biggest challenge yet.  And Ron Paul needs your help!
Mel Watt (D-NC), Chairman of the Monetary Policy Subcommittee, has sided with banking interests and is working to gut substantial audit provisions from H.R. 1207.  The bill Congressman Watt has sent to the full Financial Services Committee contains no audit of the Fed’s monetary policy-making authority or transparency of the Fed’s secret agreements with foreign central banks.

Without these provisions, a so-called “audit” of the Fed would be worthless.
The full Financial Services Committee is likely to vote on this bill either later this week or early next. 
Congressman Paul will offer an amendment to restore the provisions contained in H.R. 1207 to audit monetary policy and activity with foreign central banks.  Thirteen of the 41 Democrats and all 29 Republicans on the Committee have cosponsored H.R. 1207, and if they hold the line, we will have the votes to win and restore our audit.
Dr. Paul has shot a YouTube video for Campaign for Liberty explaining the situation in more detail.  Click here to watch the video.
Pressure on the Democrat House Financial Services Committee members is critical!  Below is a list of Democrats who have cosponsored.  Please call them and urge them to vote “Yes” on the Paul Amendment.  Click on their names to get their web contact information.
1. Rep. John Adler, NJ (202) 225-4765
2. Rep. Travis Childers, MS (202) 225-4306
3. Rep. Steve Driehaus, OH (202) 225-2216
4. Rep. Alan Grayson, FL (202) 225-2176
5. Rep. RubĂ©n Hinojosa, TX (202) 225-2531
6. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, FL Toll Free: 1-877-956-7627
7. Rep. Dan Maffei, NY (202) 225-3701
8. Rep. Brad Miller, NC (202) 225-3032
9. Rep. Walt Minnick, ID (202) 225-6611
10. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, CO (202)-225-2645
11. Rep. David Scott, GA (202) 225-2939
12. Rep. Brad Sherman, CA (202) 225-5911
13. Rep. Jackie Speier, CA (202) 225-3531
When contacting these members, remember that up to this point, these members have been allies on this issue.  A civil yet firm tone should be kept during these calls.  They should be thanked for their cosponsorship, told that Mel Watt’s changes to the bill are unacceptable, and urged to hold the line and honor their promise to support transparency at the Fed by voting “Yes” for the Paul amendment.
It is also important that we contact Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and urge them to schedule a standalone, up or down vote on the real Audit the Fed bill.
Rep. Barney Frank: (202) 225-5931
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-0100
Now is a crucial time for Audit the Fed.  If these 13 Democrats hold the line, Ron Paul and C4L can win this battle.  But, they must vote “Yes” on the Paul amendment when the full committee votes.
Together, you and I can win this fight.
In Liberty,
John Tate
President


IBM Knew About Pandemic in 2006




Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
November 2, 2009

A document has surfaced revealing IBM was aware of the current H1N1 “pandemic” in 2006. Excerpts from “Services & Global Procurement pan IOT Europe, Pandemic Plan Overview,” an official inter-departmental document distributed to upper-level management of IBM in France during 2006 are posted on the Prevent Disease website. The document predicts a 100% chance of a “planned” pandemic occurring within five years.



The document provides more evidence IBM and other large corporations are on the inside track in relation to the manufactured and orchestrated pandemic now unfolding. As Infowars and Prison Planet continue to document, the H1N1 virus is a bioweapon designed to frighten the public and stampede millions of people around the world into taking a vaccine that is a soft kill and eugenics weapon.



In addition, the contrived pandemic is a tool designed to implement martial law and increase government control over populations. The IBM document describes “quarantines”and operational procedures to be taken upon official announcement of the engineered pandemic by the World Health Organization.
“This single document definitively proves there is international, corporate collusion behind the ‘bird/swine flu pandemic’ and the intentional plan to create disease on a worldwide scale,” reports Prevent Disease.
IBM worked closely with the Nazis in their mass extermination eugenics program. IBM’s machines and punch cards were used at all stages of the Nazi extermination program. According to author Edwin Black, IBM was involved in virtually every aspect of the Third Reich’s operations.
IBM, the Rockefellers, the Carnegie Institution and other globalist foundations were intimately involved in Germany’s eugenics program. In Mein Kampf, published in 1924, Hitler quoted American eugenic ideology and openly displayed a thorough knowledge of American eugenics. “There is today one state,” wrote Hitler, “in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of immigration] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States.”
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Elites Launch "Global Impact Investing Network"

Daniel Taylor

Old-Thinker News
November 2, 2009

Tax exempt foundations, banks and philanthropic organizations have been hard at work in the United States for decades molding the country to their liking. The schooling system, media, medical institutions, and foreign policy of the United States have all been influenced by them. Today, these foundations are partnering with global banking powerhouses in order to create the “Global Impact Investing Network” (GIIN) which aims to spearhead a new form of investment.
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Antony Bugg-Levine.
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Antony Bugg-Levine.
The GIIN, headed by Antony Bugg-Levine, the current director of the Rockefeller Foundation, will “help solve social and environmental problems” by encouraging investment that will bring both profit and produce real world change. According to the GIIN website, “The Global Impact Investing Network was conceived in October 2007, when the Rockefeller Foundation gathered a small group of investors to discuss the needs of the emergent impact investing industry.” The website states,
“In June 2008, a broader group of 40 investors from around the world met to discuss what it would take for the impact investing industry to be able to solve more social and environmental challenges with greater efficiency. They organized behind a number of initiatives, including the creation of a global network of leading impact investors, the development of a standardized framework for assessing social and environmental impact, and a development of a working group of investors focused on sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.”
In other words, the establishment is seeking to direct the wealth of the world’s most powerful foundations and individuals towards the realization of their agenda. This has already been happening for decades in a shrewd and veiled manner, but this new initiative is an open gathering of these globalist interests. The GIIN will undoubtedly be used as a public relations stunt for banks and moneyed elites to brush up their stained image through “socially conscious” investments. If it succeeds, GIIN will attempt to mold industry and business by “screening” out investments for Co2 emitters and others deemed to be unworthy.
A few of the banks and organizations involved with GIIN include: Acumen Fund, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Calvert Foundation, Capricorn Investment Group, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Equilibrium Capital, Generation Investment Management, Gray Ghost Ventures, IGNIA, J.P. Morgan, Lundin for Africa, Lunt Family Office (Armonia), Omidyar Network, Prudential, The Rockefeller Foundation, Root Capital, Shorebank/NCIF, Trans-Century, Triodos Investment Management, and Wolfensohn & Company.
Some of the same individuals and organizations involved with the Global Impact Investing Network recently met in New York in May of 2009 at the home of Sir Paul Nurse, president of Rockefeller University. According to the London Times (original link no longer active), the meeting was so secret that, “…some of the billionaires’ aides were told they were at ’security briefings’”. David Rockefeller Jr, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey were all in attendance. The Times reports, “Over dinner they discussed how they might settle on an “umbrella cause” that could harness their interests.” The article continues, “Taking their cue from Gates they agreed that overpopulation was a priority.” The Times interviewed a guest at the meeting, who said that the group wanted to meet in secret because they didn’t want their statements ending up in the media, “painting them as an alternative world government.”



Indeed, this group has and is currently acting as an “alternative world government.” While these foundations aren’t busy 
partnering with global banking institutions, the Secretary General of the United Nations is praising their influence in supporting the activities of the UN. In an interview with the Seattle Times, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was asked, “Some say the emergence of super rich philanthropies like the Gates Foundation has undermined the effectiveness of the U.N. and its member organizations, like the WHO.” Moon responded,


“On the contrary that is what we really want — contributions from the business community as well as philanthropies. We need to have political support, but it doesn’t give us all that we need. NGOs and philanthropies and many foundations such as Bill Gates Foundation — they’re taking a very important role. The United Nations stands in the center of mobilizing and raising awareness of climate change…”
For some of the groups involved in “raising awareness of climate change”, altruistic motives seem to fade into the background when we find that significant financial gain will be reaped from carbon trading schemes and other new financial programs. In 2004 Al Gore teamed up with David Blood, former head of Goldman Sachs asset management, to form Generation Investment Management,appropriately deemed “Blood and Gore”. The firm, which Gore chairs, is involved with various “green” investments, including carbon creditsGore’s promotion of a carbon tax system carries obvious conflicts of interest. Additionally, GIM is one of the top 10 shareholders of the Chicago Climate Exchange. Gore’s Generation Investment Management – which is a founding member of GIIN – is listed in the GIIN report,   Investing for Social & Environmental Impact, as a prime example of impact investing.
The gathering of such high powered organizations, banks and philanthropies involved with GIIN will undoubtedly raise red flags with informed individuals. The support of population reduction by these groups in third world countries is just one of those red flags. This is exactly why Kevin Jones, a member of GIIN, is encouraging a marketing campaign to counter these negative connotations. Jones writes,“The history of colonization and empire mandate GIIN be aware of funder and fundee power imbalances every step of the way. GIIN cannot look like another version of condescending western philanthropy.”
The Global Impact Investing Network is a globalist initiative that is worth keeping an eye on.

Rep. Vern Buchanan Wars Against World Government



Jurriaan Maessen
Infowars
November 2, 2009

Two term congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL 13th) urges president Barack Obama not to sign the Copenhagen treaty lest the United States surrender itself to a world government.
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Florida Republican, Vern Buchanan.
In an open letter to the president titled ‘Climate Treaty in Copenhagen- Bad News for the USA‘, Buchanan outlines the dangers that cling to this particular treaty not to mention lending the presidential ear to the unreliable whisperings of John Holdren.
“President Obama, do not sign this Climate treaty, Not even in Symbolism….”, Buchanan states in his letter. ‘This is a Door we Do Not Wish to Be Left Open. There is a great risk of Global Government.”
The congressman’s remarks in regards to this treaty mirror the concerns raised by former science advisor to Margaret Thatcher, lord Christopher Monckton, in  a recent speech he held at Bethel University, St. Paul, in which Monckton stated:
“I read that treaty. And what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word “government” actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, “climate debt”- because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.”
In the open letter by Buchanan, the congressman rightly points out that, if nothing else, the Copenhagen treaty entails the surrendering of sovereignty to the proposed world body- which will decide the exact amount and manner in which it will tax member-states. In order to redistribute and equalize power globally, the developed countries must transfer their wealth to the developing countries. In other words, Agenda 21 implemented with no holds barred.
“Paragraph 36 Annex 1”, states Buchanan, “Shows of the closing down of FREE MARKETS and a 2% tax on every financial transaction in the United States. (…). President Obama, do not sign this. This is not GOVERNENCE…. It’s GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Buchanan continues his letter, mentioning science czar and declared eugenicist John Holdren:
“I do not agree with John Holdren that this is a Strain or US Exceptionalism- and this is OUR FAULT. That we Owe a Climate Debt…. and we have to redistribute Our wealth to other countries. Heck, if he feels this way, have him and the rest of the administration give their Pay to another nation…. Let him lead.”
Buchanan then points out that Holdren, with all his previous predictions in regards to global cooling, is the last person to take seriously in this matter:


“Wasn’t it John Holdren, in 1975- who said “Global cooling, will lead to large ice falling into the water and cause the largest tidal wave of our time.”


The congressman is quite right. In the 1971 book Global Ecology: Readings Toward a Rational Strategy for Man, John P. Holdren (in conjunction with his old buddy Ehrlich) prophesized an impending ice age preceeding a period of “global warming”. This again reinforces the fact that Holdren is willing to adopt any and every looming disaster, as long as it can bring about a “planetary regime” to combat these calamities. In chapter 6, “Overpopulation and the Potential for Ecocide”, Holdren wrote:
“The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here. Even more dramatic results are possible, however; for instance, a sudden outward slumping in the Antarctic ice cap, induced by added weight, could generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”
When it became apparent in the following decades that the dreaded tidal wave was reluctant to manifest itself, Holdren returned to his default position:
“If man survives the comparatively short-term threat of making the planet too cold, there is every indication he is quite capable of making it too warm not long thereafter.”
For the eugenicists behind front-man Barack Obama this position guarantees a win-win situation. If the Big Chill would not ensue, there was always a global warming to fall back to. If the earth gets colder, we need depopulation and global government. If the gets hotter, well, we need the same. After the calamity is defined, one can always find a chart of pre-programmed computer model to legitimize it.
In concluding his letter to the president, the representative from Florida makes clear he will not cooperate in putting the United States up for sale:
“I will not put the US Constitution at risk by a Signature no matter how much pressure on us from the Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama, Do Not Sign This Bill.”
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