Saturday, May 23, 2015

More Bizarre Deaths By Cop

A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.

Brelo — who fired a total of 49 shots, including 15 down through the windshield while standing on the hood of the suspects' vehicle — faced as many as 22 years in prison had the judge convicted him on two counts of voluntary manslaughter for his role in the end of a chase that began after Timothy Russell's beat-up Chevy Malibu backfired.

Thirteen officers fired at the car with Russell and Malissa Williams inside after a 22-mile high-speed chase that involved 62 marked and unmarked cars and reached 100 mph. The pursuit began when Russell's car backfired as he sped past Cleveland police headquarters and police officers and bystanders thought someone inside had fired a gun.

Brelo was the only officer charged because prosecutors said he waited until the pair was no longer a threat to fire his final 15 rounds.

Russell, 43, and Williams, 30, were each shot more than 20 times. While prosecutors argued they were alive until Brelo's final salvo, medical examiners for both sides testified that they could not determine the order in which the deadly shots were fired.

http://news.yahoo.com/verdict-reached-officer-over-deaths-137-shot-barrage-122057059.html

These two men died because their car needed a tuneup and dozens of cops went berserk.


WTF ???


I went to college in Cleveland during the Hough riots of the 1960s. I'm very happy that I'm no longer there.

Christ Or Antichrist

A while back, I compared the messianic figures of the three religions associated with the G-d of Abraham (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam):

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-abomination-of-desolation.html


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-can-jesus-be-his-own-antichrist.html


While making this comparison I came to the paradoxical conclusion that Jesus appeared to be His own Antichrist. This is because Jesus will do two things which normally are attributed to the Antichrist and which constitute "the abomination of desolation":

  • He will halt the daily temple sacrifices, and
  • He will reveal Himself to be G-d.

In a subsequent post, I mentioned that the concept of two separate covenants, one for Jews and one for Gentiles, makes no sense. This is because such an arrangement would mean that the messiah for G-d's "chosen people" (who is just a man) would be inferior to the Messiah for the rest of humanity (who is G-d incarnate - Jesus Christ). How can that be?


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2014/01/unifying-rabbinate.html


Now, none of this is of any consequence to the rabbis, because they do not believe in Jesus or His gospel. But it should be of interest to Christians, because it calls into question the very basis for our religion.


I recently read the book Christ's Ventriloquists by Eric Zuesse. What I perceived this author to be saying is that Saul of Tarsus (Saint Paul) "invented" Christianity and introduced the concept of two covenants (one for Jews and one for Christians). Saul also allegedly introduced the concept that one earned G-d's blessing not by following G-d's laws but through faith in Jesus.


The author also maintains that the Gospels were written by Saul's disciples (not those of Jesus) and that Saul's disciples put words into Jesus's mouth (which is why he called them "ventriloquists").


Throughout his book Zuesse uses legal and rational arguments to make his points, and he appears to believe that since (as far as he is concerned) the "resurrection" is physically impossible Christianity must be a hoax.


Allow me to make clear that I do believe in the resurrection. And like Carl Jung, I don't "believe" that G-d exists ... I know He exists:


https://youtu.be/WJ25Ai__FYU


So please take what I am about to say within that context.


I don't know if Saul was a hoaxer or not. What I do know is that much of what he taught contradicts what Jesus taught. And anything which contradicts Jesus should be regarded with suspicion.


These contradictions lead to the following possibility - that Saul, the writers of the gospels, and the author of the Book of Revelation describe a different Jesus than the person who existed two thousand years ago. And perhaps that is why Jesus appears to be His own Antichrist - because those who came after Him and claimed to be His followers so distorted His message that we no longer can tell exactly what it was.

Saudis Going Solar - Really ???

Saudi Arabia announces the end of petroleum use for the middle of the century. Instead, the country plans to invest by 2032 a total of 109 billion in the solar industry and become an exporter of electricity.

[You may have to translate from the original German to read this report.]


http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/05/23/das-ende-des-petro-dollars-solar-energie-soll-erdoel-ersetzen/


Such a move would certainly lead to the end of the petro dollar. Why then does the US not seem to be worried about this?

Please take the time to read these three background essays on the subject:


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-downfall-of-petrocurrency.html


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/04/will-gold-once-again-be-worlds-currency.html


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/04/do-we-really-care-about-oil.html


Do the confidential provisions of TPP, TTIP, and similar "trade deals" contain America's counter measures to the BRICS-Saudi new financial system mentioned by Kelly Mitchell in Gold Wars? We'll find out some day, but I again predict that by then the world's economy will be quite unrecognizable.


Welcome to the market state, where human beings are just another commodity having no intrinsic value.

Fast Track Violates US Constitution

U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Paragraph 2
The President … shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur ...

[emphasis added]


The Constitution’s two-thirds Senate rule regarding treaties is violated by Fast Track as it currently stands and has stood; and that provision of Fast Track (reducing the required two-thirds down to merely half of the Senators voting “Yea”) would need to be eliminated and the Constitution’s two-thirds-Senate requirement restored, in order for there to be able to be any further applications of Fast Track; this would not necessarily apply regarding past applications of Fast Track such as NAFTA, and prudentiality might sway against such retrospective applications; but, for TPP, TTIP, TISA, and other future applications of Fast Track, or in other words for constitutionality of future international-trade agreements, the words of the Constitution are unmistakably clear, and those words must be applied, notwithstanding the violations of the U.S. Constitution that have already been erroneously instituted. The purpose of the U.S. Supreme Court is to hold that document, the U.S. Constitution, and none other, as this nation’s inviolable Scripture, by which all future actions of the United States Government are to be evaluated, and all future laws (a treaty being in a separate and even stricter category for which reason the two-thirds Senate rule was included in Article 2, Section 2, Paragrapy 2) are to be judged to be either valid or invalid.


http://rinf.com/alt-news/featured/fast-track-violates-the-u-s-constitution/


The author is absolutely right. But here are a few key observations on the matter:

  • The traitors will claim that these are not "treaties", merely "trade deals". This is a lie, of course, but the MSM will assist in the promulgation of this lie.
  • The courts won't do a damn thing to stop this. Should a lawsuit even make it to the Supreme Court, the justices are likely to rule that the plaintiffs do not have standing to bring the suit, and that will be the end of that.
  • Note well that the alleged "savior of the republic" (Senator Rand Paul) tied up the Senate and most people's attention with his surveillance-related filibuster (which in the long run will accomplish nothing) while he and the other traitors voted for this unconstitutional treaty making authority. Had he really cared about the future of the US, he would have focused his efforts on defeating Fast Track. But he did not. He tossed us a few peanuts instead, while he and his fellow traitors sold us out.

Think about that on Memorial Day: "Our" government sold us into bondage, and all our brave men and women died for nothing.

Our Love Affair With Debt

Forget about real estate, technology or manufacturing: The real American growth industry is debt. While gross domestic product has lingered in the 2 to 2.5 percent growth range for years, the level of debt as measured through credit market instruments has exploded.



As TPP and TTIP are phased in, we'll eventually learn what this debt will mean for our future.


From my perspective, the only thing it can possibly mean is that the oligarchs will soon literally own everything.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Apple And Google - In Bed With Spies ???

At an 18th-century mansion in England’s countryside last week, current and former spy chiefs from seven countries faced off with representatives from tech giants Apple and Google to discuss government surveillance in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s leaks.

The three-day conference, which took place behind closed doors and under strict rules about confidentiality, was aimed at debating the line between privacy and security.


Among an extraordinary list of attendees were a host of current or former heads from spy agencies such as the CIA and British electronic surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. Other current or former top spooks from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and Sweden were also in attendance. Google, Apple, and telecommunications company Vodafone sent some of their senior policy and legal staff to the discussions. And a handful of academics and journalists were also present.


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/apple-google-spy-summit-cia-gchq-ditchley-surveillance/


Clearly, the best way to subvert the US Constitution and other such "quaint" documents is to pay corporations to do it for you.


Apple and Google did not become two of the wealthiest corporations in the world solely by doing what is good for We The People.


You ought to think about that the next time you are tempted to sing the praises of Steve Jobs and his ilk.


By the way, Apple's new device is not called the "watch" for nothing. One of its chief purposes is to watch everything you do. And many of you are dumb enough to actually pay Apple to spy on you.

Mass Graves Of Canada's Indigenous Children

It was eighteen years ago this month that I first handed to a Vancouver Sun newspaper editor a list of possible mass grave sites of Indian residential school children on Canada’s west coast, based on government documents and statements from eyewitnesses who buried children there. I and these witnesses were flatly ignored: not only then, but every other time over the subsequent years that we presented such evidence to the same newspaper.

Year after year, despite all our public protests, forums, and documenting of the location of the mass graves of these children, the Vancouver Sun‘s indifference to the worst crime in Canadian history continued. And this same blind eye approach was replicated by every other “mainstream” media outlet across Canada - even when, in December of 2011, these media received from me evidence of bone and clothing samples unearthed from the Brantford residential school mass grave.

But lo and behold! Suddenly this past week, as if I’d never spoken to them, the Sun newspaper finally reported on residential school graves! I wasn’t mentioned in their article, of course; nor was the word “genocide”, or any of the hundreds of witnesses to these crimes that our work has given voice to since 1997.

Instead, a young, fresh faced graduate student nobody’s ever heard of received front page billing for her supposed “identifying” of children’s graves at the United Church residential school in Brandon: one of the very sites we had named to an oblivious Sun newspaper in March of 2008.

Did somebody say spin doctoring?

This past week, I searched for our eyewitnesses in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. I didn’t find one of them. They’re all gone now, either dead, bought off, or drifted off somewhere. So it’s safer these days for the killers in church and state to talk about the undeniable mass graves of their victims, through carefully manicured media stories that lead us nowhere.

That’s what the guilty do, after all: and they do it successfully, thanks to the cowed indifference and the five second memory of not only the drugged up public, but the legions of bought and paid for academic “experts” on our home grown Genocide that killed many tens of thousands of little children.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/canadian-media-finally-discovers-mass-graves-of-indigenous-children/

By the way, there also are similar graves of indigenous children at US "Indian residential schools". Many of them have individual grave markers, like the ones at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School:


That's supposed to wash away our guilt, I suppose. After all, we didn't intend to kill them, did we?