Free Newspapers: A Shameless Attack On The Elderly


I sometimes go to movies and eat at restaurants alone…

While some find this to be a horrific thought, I find it to be a great way to meditate and people watch at the same time. Conversations around me range from jovial but meaningless to silent but meaningful. Some loving couples who have been together for a long time don’t need to talk, but rather just enjoy being in each others presence. On the other hand, it’s easy to spot the ones that are unhappy… they usually act one of two ways: they either argue despite the unwitting audience of diners that surrounds them, or they don’t say anything at all. The difference in this silence and that of more happy couples manifests in their body language. Often, the two will not make eye contact for minutes at a time, as if two strangers who spoke different languages were placed at the same table by a rather insidious host. If one of them looks to the east, the other will most likely change their view westward. And I often wonder at how that must feel.

Today, however, I happened to pick up a free local newspaper from a little metal stand as I walked into the restaurant. After the host had seated me, I realized that I had accidentally picked up a newspaper for “the mature reader”.

Being of only 37 years, I am happy not to be in this particular category yet. But since I do not take anything for granted anymore, I decided to go ahead and take a look at what the Prime Times considered to be news for the mature reader.

Now for our purposes here and from what I could tell, mature in this magazines view meant anyone over the age of around 55 years or at the age where they are retired.

But as I was glancing at the types of articles that were written in the Prime Times, I came to the conclusion that this tiny local newspaper was actually targeting older people with a fixed income. This will become apparent as I give an overview of the main articles in the small 16 paged paper.

So what is the local seniors paper selling as news? Let’s take a look.

1) Front page headline – MyBux Provides Seniors With Earning Opportunities

This article was obviously a paid advertisement from the company MyBux. Though it was written in the same format as any newspaper article you might see in any other paper, this was strictly a sales pitch. Worse than that, it was a sales pitch for a multi level marketing company. How do I know this? Because the author had the nerve to actually write the following:

“Consider MyBux the newest player in Multi Level Marketing. And because it is debuting right here in Salt Lake City, you can get in on the ground floor.”

Basically, this was a MLM scheme for a “reward-based debit card” that gives cash back instead of points. But you must push this card on everyone you know or come across in life in order to truly reap its rewards. It compares itself to “Amway, Mary Kay, and other top MLM opportunities”. And obviously, this was a paid for advertisement that was being pushed by this grossly neglegent newspaper pandering to fixed-income seniors… as news.

2) Also on the front page – Identity Theft Growing: How To Prevent It

Now this one sparked even my interest, since I had been through a rather nasty case of identity theft several years ago, and so I almost fell for the clever ploy used in this article. Basically, it was a scarepiece, designed to make you feel helpless against the many listed ways that your identity can get stolen. And for a moment, that’s exactly how I felt. But then I remembered the beginning of the story, and was able to shake that feeling off and retain my logic. Of course once the clarity of thought returned, I immediately understood that this article was just a deceptive advertisement for identity theft protection services, though on a more subconscious level. Here’s who sponsored and wrote the article:

“No matter if you’re shopping, drawing money from a bank, or simply taking out your trash, it’s important to take precautionary actions,” says Dr. Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, a developer of wireless security and identity systems for the government, military and commercial markets.

Need I say more?

Just another paid for advertisement passing off as a news story.

And to be perfectly honest… after reading this story I actually was thinking about protecting my identity with Intellicheck Mobilisa. My heartstrings were played like a fiddle. Now imagine what a 70 year old woman must be feeling…

3) Page 2 (full page article) – “Reverse Mortgages… The Next Coming, But Of Whom?”

First of all, I just wanted to give a shout out to whomever came up with a fetching title like that. Well spoken. Articulate. Captivating in a sort of WTF? kind of way…

Now, I don’t have to tell you that this one was anything other than what the title suggests… complete unintelligible bullshit! This article, of course, was a glowing review of the devils own reverse mortgages and how they may benefit you (MEANING DESPERATE SENIORS!). That is, if you are in financial trouble and want a quick fix (like giving over the deed to your home that you have worked so hard to obtain for so many years to pay off the mortgage to the horrible bankers that charged you three times its worth in interest payments).

Leave it to your kids? Screw them.

A reverse mortgage is an ingenious scam that convinces the elderly and financially un-astute to trade their beloved home for a few measly cash payments up until they die (which for seniors, unfortunately, isn’t that far off!). When they do die, the house becomes the property of the bastard corporation that paid a few payments to get it. In other words, since the older folks are going to inevitably die sooner than later, the company gets the house for pennies on the dollar.

This article was written by none other than an attorney… that offers these particular services! Edward Stone of Stone Law Firm. While a few sentences in this full page advertisement/article are warnings to watch out for predators who feed on unsuspecting reverse mortgage seekers (no doubt a ploy to make them pay his legal fees to use his legal services) this type of “reporting” if you can call it that should be illegal. And attorney’s that fund, and newspapers that print this type of predatory false enlightenment should be hung by the nearest tree.

Interestingly, and with no apparent shame, this guy actually wrote this paragraph at the end of his article, and completely off from the rest of the sales pitch:

“Would it be presumptuous of me to hypothesize that reverse mortgages are the next subprime bomb with a detonator set for 10 years or so? With interest rates expected to rise, ever longer life expectancies (B.S.) and slow housing growth, I see a perfect storm coming.”

— And then, as if his delete key was broken —

“This has no impact on you; I just wanted to put that in print so I can tell my friends I told you so and show them this article in 2020.”

So, this creep just outed himself as a scam artist. Of course this type of bubble is going to burst. It’s criminal! And that’s what happens to crooks. They get caught with their pants down.

But then I suppose the taxpayers will be there to involuntarily bail these guys out.

4) On to page 4 – “H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Open To The Public”

Besides having several advertisements riddled throughout the “newspaper” for free vaccine clinics, this article was of course just another advertisement. Who wrote this one? Why Mr. Bob Ballew from the Davis County Health Department of course! This was not even a discussion on the pros and cons of vaccination. In fact, it didn’t even mention that there was a massive controversy going on with high risk (seniors are high risk) patients.

So, from what I can tell, the Davis County Health Department is using the Prime Times “newspaper” to advertise free dangerous vaccinations to its mature readers without revealing any of the side effects or warnings that a “community” or “local” unbiased newspaper should be providing.

Of course… nothing is free.

The Davis County Health Department is funded by taxpayer dollars, which means we just paid for this blatant misrepresentation of a sales pitch. Also, the word free in this ad is extremely misused, since again it is the taxpayers paying the pharmaceutical companies billions a year for the research and development of these vaccines, and then also buying these vaccines once they are haphazardly blended together and spread among the population without any scientific, double-blind, placebo, peer-reviewed testing ever being done on any vaccine in the history of the vaccine industry! In other words, we pay for drugs that have never been proven to work.

But I’ll tell you something… they have been proven time and time again to do a whole lot of harm.

Of course, when the pharmaceutical corporations own through investment the very journals that they print their results in, you shouldn’t expect to see any negative studies in those so-called “respected” journals.

5) After a few pages with actual stories about travel, wine, cooking, and volunteerism, we come to this on page 8 – “It’s All About Gold”

Perhaps just slightly more evil than the whole reverse mortgage scam, is the attempt by several dirty rotten scoundrel companies to virtually steal for pennies on the dollar the one thing in our mature readers possessions that actually has a real value… precious metals. Gold.

Written by Serena Swenson who either represents, works for, or owns the Gold Standard – a store located in the Valley Fair Mall – this article/advertisement takes the cake. Or the carrot. While credit must be given to this particular article for defining part of the gold market and the way it works, including the difference between the standard and the troy ounce, I cannot say that this was an altruistic attempt to help people in thier comprehension of what value their gold is actually worth. Instead, she represents a company that buys gold, gold jewelry, gold rings, and other precious metal based items from unsuspecting people who are ignorant of the fact that gold is extremely valuable, especially in this day and age.

In this article, she teaches that a 10 carrot ring is only 47% gold. Translation: your ring is worth less than you think it might be. But I’ll pay you some quick cash for it anyway.

Now most of these types of companies have their own smelt where they melt down these cast aside treasures and sell the gold that is produced at fair market value, making a huge profit in the process. And they knowingly set up these stores to rob people of their treasure by misrepresenting both the value and the very concept of gold ownership. I’ve even heard them call it scrap gold.

This article is a confusing explanation of the gold market that ends in a wonderful sounding solution to sell your scrap gold in a comfortable setting without dealing with those pesky market traders:

“We have a large, comfortable lobby with teller windows where the customer can discuss the proposed sale or purchase with one of our experts.”

I’m sure that all of the “experts” in the gold market just rushed right over to work in the damn mall at a gold swindling store, that’s no more full of experts than the local pawn shop. Almost sounds like a funeral home about to sell a grieving widow a ridiculously expensive coffin for a coming funeral. Sure, it’s just going to be buried in a few days, but wouldn’t your dead husband want to be in the most materialistic casket you can’t afford? Don’t you want your loved ones to know how much you cared about him?

Gold or coffins, it’s the same devious marketing strategies being used throughout these articles/advertisements on the downtrodden mature.

6) Page 9, another full page headline – “When Every Word Is Important: Free Hearing Assistive Phones For Utah’s Seniors A State Funded Program Providing No-Cost Phones To Help Utahns Connect”

Try saying that in one breath! So this one was naturally written by an employee of the store who is giving away these phones for free, Mrs. Mary Beth Green, who is in fact a Telecommunication Relay Specialist at none other than Relay Utah.

Sounds innocent enough, right. Wrong.

“These phones are available at no charge as they are purchased with funds that are attained through a $.10 telephone surcharge that all Utahns pay, through their phone bill, to support this program.”

Can you say socialism? I mean come on… we all have to pay a tax so that senior citizens can have free phones with big buttons and large print displays? I cannot say no to this tax if I don’t agree with it. Nope. I have to give up my phone service if I don’t agree with this tax. And that doesn’t seem right to me…

Now don’t get me wrong. If this was some necessary medical service or life-saving thing I’d have no problem paying this tax (along with all of the others). But this is to get old people big buttoned phones! I’m sorry, but who voted for this?

I am guessing here when I say that this is probably just another example of typical government kickbacks and wasteful spending; giving no-bid contracts and huge profits to this government run corporate telecommunications company. I’m sure it is a political favor more than an altruistic effort on governments part.

But maybe more important to point out here is this: Relay Utah is a phone company. It has a government website (relayutah.gov). This means that it is not a public company anymore, but instead a government owned and operated municipality. And through investment, the government is taking over everything in sight!

Since when are phone companies government enterprise projects?

The rest of the paper was ads and classified’s, mainly travel, drug and vaccine marketing.

The reason I thought this was important enough to write about, though I hope it is obvious, is that this “newspaper” is clearly taking advantage of the fears and anxieties of seniors in order to sell unneeded and dangerous products. It is a shameful display of journalism that has been morphed into profitable not-so-hidden advertising. And I’m sure there are these types of free “mature” papers scattered all across the country. I guess that I think it is about time to start returning the favor that our parents might have done for us while we were growing up. We should all be having a look at what our parents are reading, lest they become the victims of these MLM and sales schemes by shysters and snake oil salesmen.

The elderly become as they were at a younger age, innocent (or ignorant) of the ways of the ever-changing world around them. It is our duty as family to make sure the newest generation of methodical thievery doesn’t effect our own parents and respected elders.

Please be vigilant for these types of propaganda filled, misleading, and dangerous free newspapers for the mature reader.

Thank you.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Marijuana – To Legalize Or Not To Legalize? That Is The Question.


Whether you are a pot smoker, eater, drinker, or total abstainer, you should pay attention to this…

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Perception is a funny thing. The way we perceive things around us makes us act how we act, and talk or don’t talk to who we perceive as approachable. The perception of the laws that govern us and submission to the authority attached to the tiny group of people and the police who enforce these laws are really the only reason that these rules and laws are followed by us at all… well, and fear of repercussion and punishment.

And many peoples’ perception, as they sip their second after-lunch martini and then drive back to work, is that marijuana is a deadly drug that should be illegal. Of course, these people haven’t had the need of its holistic, hunger inducing, and pain-relieving qualities – the reasons that so many have been desperately trying to “legalize” the plant as a medical treatment for chronic patients. Their perception is that by legalizing marijuana, it will then be made more available to the sick people who really need it, and to those who just like to smoke a bowl every once in a while.

And this, my well intentioned marijuana advocates, is the perception that I am going to attempt to dissuade here. And I’d appreciate your listening to my reasoning.

To understand what a legal drug is, lets look at some or any of the prescription pharmaceutical drugs that are available to us. If I want to get a potent pain reliever like Lortab, Oxycontin, Percocet, or Condine I have to get a referral, then get seen by a doctor, maybe see a specialist, receive a prescription, pay my co-pay (or cash out of pocket for most of us), and then get one refill if the first batch wasn’t enough. And if I need more? I need another prescription, and I watch as my medical bills shoot through the ceiling.

Antibiotics, antidepressants, heart or blood-pressure medication, diabetes insulin, or anything that might save my life… requires a prescription!

Why?

The answer to this simple question is the most important aspect of legalized drugs that you can comprehend. Listen carefully…

If a drug is legal, that means it is only available with a prescription. So what this really means is that a legal drug available by prescription only, is actually illegal without a prescription.

I’ll say it again: Legal drugs are illegal substances unless a doctor prescribes them. And let’s face it, doctors are by definition drug pushers for their pimps, the pharmaceutical companies. They are told what to prescribe by their little computers, not because they think the symptoms through and do what is best for the patient.

So, when taking this into consideration, we can see that campaigning to get marijuana legalized is not a very good move. Altruistically, you are thinking that this is the right thing to do; that making pot legal is the civil and lawful way to smoke pot legally. But this I assure you is not the case. In fact, by making marijuana a legalized (or controlled) substance, you are taking all of the power of manufacturing and distribution away from the people, and giving the government and pharmaceutical corporations complete control over the growth and sale of this beautiful plant.

That means that it will eventually be even harder to get than it is now! Between the CIA drug runners and their corporate investment-held drug companies, the government does not like private dealers cutting into their take. If pot is made into a controlled substance (meaning controlled by them) then they have good reason to crack down and crack down hard on anyone growing their own, including the so-called “legal” dealers that are currently selling in California; you know… the ones that are getting their doors beat down by the feds and having their stash and their money stolen and laundered, never to be seen again? This is what legal marijuana will ultimately lead to, as the government wants to be the supplier and make it hard for the responsible local citizen to have a business.

Also important to note here is this… If marijuana is “legalized” and made into a controlled substance, then we have just given our right to grow, use, sell, and share this wonderful and natural plant away to the government. Once it is “controlled”, then it can be slowly fazed out of distribution, while the powers that be pass legislation that makes it harder and harder to get, until it is nearly impossible. Here are some examples:

1) Ok, you can have your pot by prescription, but we will only prescribe it for this illness and that symptom. All other uses are now illegal.

2) A new breakthrough in marijuana production has taken place! But it is so expensive… we will have to pass that production cost onto the patients. $100 per joint or pill please?

3) We here at Merck Pharmaceuticals have done extensive field research that shows the side effects of marijuana are much to significant to risk giving it to the patients who require it. We published these studies here, in the journals that we own and pay for which provide favorable reporting of our drugs and ignore the actual clinical trial results. Scientific double-blind placebo testing? Why no sir, we haven’t done that since that kind of true scientific research showed vaccines were deadly and cause cancer, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha…

Anyway, surely you get the picture. Making a plant or drug legal gives the government the power to completely stop production or refuse its distribution to anyone it chooses, or to everyone. It would be no different than when they took Phen-Phen (deadly weight loss drug) off the market. One false study and a false-flag marijuana (typhoid) Mary, and it’s bye bye Bonzo!

So what is the solution? What else can we strive for?

Well to answer these questions, lets get philosophical… shall we?

Is a sunflower plant legal or illegal? How about a rose? A maple tree? A dandelion? A garden full of nutritious fruits and vegetables?

What I am submitting here is that marijuana should be considered as if it were any other weed that grew on the side of the road. It should be neither legal or illegal. It should just be – and be free of such petty categories and constraints. No one controls nature, as much as these megalomaniacs in government and corporations like Monsanto and the United Nations likes to think they do. Pot just need to be left alone. No legality is either warranted nor needed! This naturally occurring plant with a multitude of beneficial properties – and as far as I can tell no negative ones – must be given back to the dirt with no laws or restrictions attached to it.

What would this solve? Everything. No backdoor dealers needed. No prescriptions needed. No regulations or laws need be set, and therefore no enforcement of those laws. There would be no crime involved with its distribution, since anybody can grow or use it. And no ridiculous fines or jail time for doing what the ancient tribes of the earth have been doing for thousands of years in their spiritual journeys.

Freedom is not something you can limit or put restraints on. You either have it or you don’t. And making something legal should by no means be construed as a freedom, though through its legality it could be considered a revocable privilege. Marijuana should be free, just like the people should be free. Choice is freedom, and if you don’t like marijuana that’s your own choice. And that’s the beauty of freedom. Think of this as the common or natural law of plants and nature.

So what is your perception of freedom?

Remember, legal equals illegal without permission.

And permission is doled out by the government and its investment owned and controlled corporations.

That is not freedom.

End of story.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

January 31, 2010

The Only Products Still Made In America Are Fortune Cookies!


Ok… so this is a bit of an exaggeration.

But as I was siting at Fong’s Chinese restaurant a couple of days ago here in snowy Utah, I noticed that my Chinese food happened to be served on a plate – from China. Then I saw that my plastic water cup was also made in China. My knife and fork? China. The salt and pepper shakers? You guessed it… China.

Finally, at the end of my meal, I was presented with the bill – which was delivered in a fancy black folder similar to ones in many restaurants. Though it had no country of manufacture listed, it appeared to be made in “Mastercard”, since that was the only writing on the folder.

With the bill, of course, came a set of two fortune cookies.

Now, one of the most interesting things about fortune cookies is that they are an American tradition, with roots in… America. The Chinese don’t eat fortune cookies unless they are Americanized! Somehow this ritual of a deep fried batter cookie covering a tiny rectangular paper with a usually inaccurate fortune on one side and some randomly generated numbers on the other has become a tradition with the purveyors and connoisseurs of Chinese food.

Naturally, after attaching “…in bed” to the end of my otherwise typically droll fortune, I examined the wrapper to verify that everything I touched on this delightfully oriental evening had its origins in some other country.

But I was shocked to find out that these cookies were actually made in America! National City, Illinois to be exact. The Baily Fortune Cookie Company. Hmmm…

Now, one might think this was unimportant or hardly worth mentioning. But then I had some shopping to do, and went to a couple of different stores around town. As much as I don’t like shopping at stores like Wall Mart and Target, these happened to be the stores I frequented this night.

As I was searching for a few household necessities at my local “Super Target”, I began to read the labels of the things I was interested in, thinking that maybe I should start practicing what I preach and make sure that I am buying American made products. Now, this is not to be confused with products that are distributed by an American company, for that is just deceptive marketing to hide the country of export by these huge distribution companies that do not ever buy American.

And so, as I glanced at the labels to verify the pride of the U.S.A. in my purchases, I was… disappointed, to say the least. In fact, I was absolutely shocked! There were almost no products in Target that were made in America. Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and other known sweatshop imported products filled the shelves. And while an occasional Made In America product was prominently featured, most of these were from tried and true conglomerates and mega-corporations that no doubt manufacture in such bulk that their prices can barely (just barely) compete with those of the enslaved third-world. And so the thought of seeing a mom-and-pop produced gadget or gizmo, or at least one that hasn’t been bought up by these large monopolistic conglomerates – who keep the “local” or “small town” name on their hostile taken-over products for marketing purposes – flew right out the window.

In the end, I couldn’t help but buy non-American. I wasn’t sure what I could do about this, but I wondered if this was the case at the other low-price stores…

Wall Mart…

Man, I walked into my local (and I use that word quite ironically) Wall Mart store – again a giant Mega Super Wall Mart – and was by now not so surprised to find the same situation – foreign products distributed by American companies at extremely low prices. On a side note, this whole Wall Mart thing is really eerie. The majority of people who shop there are… interesting. That’s a nice way of saying, “Oh my God! What the hell has happened to Americans?”

And just then, in the middle of a conversation with my roommate about plastic containers, a woman with high died red hair and big glasses buzzed by on a little scooter, slightly slumped over and almost zombie-like in her demeanor. Her legs were crossed and her foot was moving up and down in the passing air as if impatient to get wherever she was going, appearing to be lounging while in motion. We both stopped mid-sentence to bask in the surrealism of this sighting, as would the watchers of a rare bird on expedition. As the scooter traveled past us, contrasting the eerie silence of the monstrous store, we watched in wonder as she circled the center displays with her head unmoving – as if she were too lazy to look left or right. She preceded to circle one small display twice without stopping and then buzzed away into the vast expanse of the mega-store.

Once the belly laughing subsided, we carried on…

Besides the bizarre feeling of walking into this amazingly sterile and yet unfinished warehouse, full of helpers of which half could barely stand on two feet without a walker or some type of mechanical or other support structure due to their obesity or vast array of disabilities, the sheer size of this building was absolutely imperceptible. As I commented on the impossible depth of this particular Wall Mart store to the check-out girl on my way out, she actually noted as if it were a perfectly natural state of being that this was one of the smaller Super-Mega-Wall-Mart’s in the area! I couldn’t comprehend that statement, and so I left with the dour realization that the Made In America label was not to be found in any of these low-budget chain stores.

And so, out of a strict curiosity, mixed with a bit of alarmist disposition, I decided to upgrade…

I went to Macy’s!

Now, surely the reason that Macy’s is so damn expensive is that this chain store is as old as the history of department stores themselves. I mean, the store that is able to put on the all-American Macy’s Day Parade each year that is so cherished by America, must be because they are selling higher cost, well made American products instead of importing from sweatshops overseas… Right?

Wrong.

I was deeply disappointed to find out, as I examined the labels on most of their popular products, that these too were made in China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc, etc, etc…

Now, why is this such an important aspect of the economy of our great country, and important enough to devote the time and energy to write about this to the 3 regular readers of my humble blog?

Why indeed. Let’s start with what is being ridiculously called the “jobless recovery”. There are some words that cannot be used in a sentence. Jobless and recovery are two perfect examples of these types of words, especially if they are back to back. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule, like: “How in the hell can you have a jobless recovery you stupid dumb-head num-nums?” I’d say in this case, the combination works.

But all jokes aside… the fact that we as the American people have been slowly manipulated into consistently buying foreign, cheaply made, disposable (to ensure repurchase) products is a most heinous consumerist conspiracy, whether is was intentional or not (and it was intentional), it is and has been slowly destroying the economy and the manufacturing and production value of our entire nation. And at this point, that value and pride of production is almost completely vanished. A whole generation is now being brought up thinking that this is somehow normal and acceptable. And these same kids will grow up with their only job options being in the service industry. Bankers, customer service, check-out clerks, police, government, forced volunteerism (Obama-corps)… or in other support functions such as IT, computer software, computer programmer, technical support, or any number of non-producing, non-relevant jobs. And as the products they continue to blindly purchase from increasingly less quality sources become more poisonous and more disposable, they wont have any frame of reference to compare their way of life and their consumerism to in order to save their own economic viability and for that matter, their humanity.

In fact, I’m not sure why this country is even still in business. The money is printed (electronically) out of thin air based on a fractional reserve system that recently decided to allow banks to make loans with zero percent monetary reserves in its accounts, meaning banks can now just loan all of the imaginary money they want at the behest of our government and the private corporate Federal Reserve with just a note in their little journals. Imagine that! Free money! Well, free except for the debt attached to that imaginary money that will enslave this whole generation of service industry workers to their beholden corporate-government rulers.

And don’t even get me started on the government’s derivatives, which will attach so much debt to this generation that their great-great-great-great grandchildren will wonder at the ignorance of their forefathers of today as they scrap for tidbits of food left over from the most recent bankers convention.

“All restaurants are now Taco Bell…”

I wonder at this phenomenon, sometimes as if I’m the only one that can see.

I hear my friends say: I love the Martha Stewart collection, and isn’t her show just wonderful? She can do so many things. And I have to stop what I’m doing and thinking and tear off into some angry rant! You think Martha Stewart cooks? Give me a break. Her people do that. You think those pre-prepared dishes are done by this Benedict Arnold of a Judas? You think Martha makes all of her clothing and accessories for the home? No… she sold her name like so many other celebrities for millions of dollars plus royalties to a conglomerate U.S. corporation that purchases everything that Martha Stewart ‘s name gets placed upon in third world sweatshops and factories. Then, while she laughs all the way to the bank, us stupid Americans consume these cheep foreign products without even a hint of their origin, as American companies continuously lay off their own factory workers who are then forced to shop at stores like Wall Mart for their low low prices, which then in a full Euroborus (snake devouring its own tail) type of circle forces more American workers to be laid off due to their purchasing of almost exclusively foreign made products.

I can’t go on. I see… but I am in a room full of blind people eating fortune cookies and I am trying to describe the color red… as in red alert!

God save us all.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

January 28, 2010

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and TRF’s -vs- Common, Natural, Maritime, and UCC Law – Which takes precedence right now?


When I first met Walter Burien, I was full of anger and resentment… Not towards him, of course!

It’s just that I had learned so much about the corruption and horrific truths about so many things that I had become hopeless (thank you to great men like Alex Jones, Alan Watt, Mike Rivero, Jeff Rense, Steve Quayle, and others for that dour education).

I kept wanting to talk about things that I had researched and heard on the radio or in random emails with Walter.

“Walter, what do you think of this?” – “Walter, what about the horrible things that they did?” – “Walter, don’t you think this is important?” – “Are they the elite?”

But every time, even though he knew what I was talking about, he just shrugged it off as if it didn’t have any relevance to anything and kept talking about CAFR’s and TRF’s.

The best answer I got out of him was “What does it matter…?”

Needless to say, this pissed me off! I wanted to be heard! And because of this resentful state of mind, I wasn’t hearing or comprehending what really needed to be communicated to me.

And so, when I calmed down enough and realized that I was talking to what you might call the guru of government corruption and wealth, I fell silent and just started to listen…

And suddenly, once I was able to push all of the little pieces of the much more grand puzzle that I know I will never fully comprehend out of they way, I started to understand the importance of what this smoking, long-haired, long-winded, incredibly intuitive dude was saying. I started to comprehend what trouble we are all in if we don’t do something immediately to reverse the deadly course this country and it’s government have taken.

And I realized then that he was absolutely correct about these extraneous puzzle pieces… IT DOESN’T MATTER!!!

You see, we all perceive things in our own way. We all listen to different sources of information. We all like or dislike those sources of information based on other peoples perceptions of those sources. And we all comprehend the information that best suits our perspectives. And without even realizing it, we form our opinions of what we perceive as real or important from the hand-picked bowl of factoids swirling around in our heads that together give us our perception of the real world.

In short, we are all in a constant state of cognitive dissonance. (http://www.viewzone.com/cognitivedissonance.html) Sure, we all know so much about so many different things, and knowledge is the key to comprehension. But what good does that knowledge of scattered little pieces from the unlimited cornucopia of fruit from the tree of knowledge do for us. How does this knowledge solve the problems that we all know this tree creates?

(I just used cornucopia in a sentence!)

In the end, it’s just information. And like a computer hard drive, we can only store so much of this conspiracy in the space of our minds until the drive gets full and can’t save any more data in a comprehensive way, or without writing over something else.

We learn something new and amazing, but then that thing reveals five more amazing things. And when those are revealed, suddenly we have 25 new and amazing things to learn, which points to what seems at the time to be an unattainable 125 new and amazing things. But eventually, we attain them, or at least an interesting enough part of them to look at the next 625 things with enough curiosity to actually keep this cycle going perpetually.

So, at what point do we loose the ability to keep our peripheral vision on all of these new and amazing things before we find that our un-sunned skin and lack of social involvement are signs that we are spending way too much time online or in books trying to figure out who is the main group of conspirators and who their leader is?

IT DOESN’T MATTER !!!

Now let me justify that, as well as answer the challenge of the title of this rant… which information should take precedence right now: CAFR’s and TRF’s  -or-  everything else…

Many responses, comments and emails I’ve received from the readers of my previous entry (The Biggest Game In Town…) who by the way have been very kind, have brought up common law, natural law, UCC code and Maritime law, the court of record, and many other topics which I must say interest me to the extreme. But, I have to ask myself…

Do they matter right now?

As much as I can’t wait to tear into this multitude of information and set myself free from taxes and tyranny, unfortunately the answer is no.

Is it relevant? Oh yes, very much so…

Will it help me solve the country’s problems, not just my own personal ones? No, I’m afraid not.

Let me explain, and by no means do I mean to belittle anyone or their cause, be it just, and for the good of the republic.

First, I always like to think of things in terms of relativity. I like to have a realistic perspective on life and all that goes on within it. And I always like to tell the truth, no matter how much trouble it gets me into.

So, let’s look at an example of reality:

If you are at an intersection with a four way stop sign, and you are in a fragile Geo Metro, and to the left of you there is a massive, decked out Dodge Hemi 4×4 who just pulled up to his stop sign at the same time as you pulled up to yours, who goes through the intersection first?

Well, the “law” or at least social  protocol states that the car on your right has the “right of way“, and so the Geo Metro wins with the perceived power of right of way (the law).

But I submit to you that the truck to the left wins every time regardless of the law or your perception of it, simply because the tires are as big as the entirety of the quite crush-able Geo Metro!

Will you challenge the 4×4 (the people) with your frail little body of a car (the government, who are about as useful as a Geo Metro) if he (the people) decides to take the right of way (power) from you?

This is the perception of ownership (in this case of the road). If the people unite to become the massive supreme and sovereign force they are, take down the “owners”, and rework that ownership for the people, then the people (4×4) take ownership from the government, queens and kings (Geo Metro).

So, let’s say we discover that the Rothschilds and the queen of England do indeed “own” everything in the world…

What does that mean exactly? What if they all die? Who owns it then? Then, what if they die? And then once it gets down to the last two people on Earth, and one claims total ownership of said Earth, and he dies… then what? Do you the sole surviving human own the Earth? Can you prove this ownership? To whom? Animals don’t read…

It’s just on paper. It means nothing unless you (we) let it. And we can take it back any time we want through peaceful means by getting TRF’s voted in place in each government venue.

But only if we unite and become Bigfoot the monster-truck and get this show on the road.

Yes, common law is a fascinating thing, and I can’t wait to start studying all of this conceptual semantic law.

But… Though I am not familiar with the technical aspects of Common Law, Natural Law, UCC Code law, the court of record, and the laws of the land and all that goes with it, I do know for a fact that it isn’t nearly as significant as what Walter and CAFR’s and the comprehension of government investment wealth for the general public and the change that is necessary with that.

Frankly, I don’t care who in their own perception rules the world, and here’s why:

#1) Once we set up a TRF in a city, the whole of the books for that city will be revealed. This will reveal links to other city’s, states, and countries for which the corruption and wealth building in that now completely audited TRF’d city was involved in. Thus, we discover who’s in charge by the chain reaction of audits in new TRF-based cities.

#2) Common law has the same symptoms as misguided or misused faith. Religion gives people hope. But this kind of hope, or faith, more often than not leads to inaction due to the faith that heaven awaits you regardless of your actions. And when that happens, and otherwise good religious folks refuse to get involved in government or politics, corruption in government and politics take over. Hope is a very dangerous tool. I should only have to point to Obama’s use of the empty campaign promises of “Hope and Change” to prove my point here. A faithful person full of hope who is convinced that everything will be alright simply because he believes in something else, easily becomes inactive in the real world around him. Even to the point that they will watch their own government order our armies to kill millions of innocent darker-skinned people without even a protest, simply because they have faith in their hearts that a few of those dark-skinned people in some far off place ran a few planes into some buildings in New York and Washington.

Proof? Nope. Just blind faith in the media… their God.

Inversely, a person who removes themselves from the tyranny of Maritime U.C.C. Code and law and clings to being free by natural or common laws, also may become inactive in the fight to set things right for our country as a whole. They have faith that they are free from the constraints of government and taxes and other tyranical slavery. But there is a huge problem with this inaction or lack of participation in the system that still governs everyone else who is unfamiliar with these freedoms around them, which is probably 98% of America – who still have faith in and believe in the law of the land and their corrupt government, frustrating as that is. They cling to thier social security number as if it was their first born. And I can sum this problem and the danger of it up in one word…

Rendition!

Obama’s new hand-me-down toy. How will common law save you if you are whisked away with no trial and no jury and no rights whatsoever to a holding cell in Ecuador? Think it can’t happen to you? Do you really think freedom brings some sort of immunity to this type of thing? Is there a freedom card that you present to get out of sticky situations in other countries… Or even in our own now completely corrupt and corporate (government) owned jail system? Learn more about rendition here: (Video)  –  (Story)  –  (Story)

You see, this common law and natural freedom is still based on a set of ideals and laws, god’s laws or other ones, that are still valid at this particular time in history if you know enough to invoke them. But if we allow the government to buy up every aspect of the United States, and they almost have by this point, and then take over the country, burn the Constitution and change the name to some Global Union of _______ ,  and make it a socialist fascist corporate state, what good will all of this common law knowledge be to anyone. It will become completely obsolete – null and void the second this takeover is complete. It would be as helpful as a 400 pound woman in a 150% gravity environment. When Rome took over a neighboring country, they did not abide by that countries laws in their theft no matter how beautiful and idealistic they were. If you went up to a Roman diplomat or soldier and tried to invoke common law from your now defunct country, you’d find yourself in the Colosseum being eaten by lions.

So, if you were to ask me what the importance of this whole social viability/common law/natural law/whatever you call it law, which is completely co-dependent on the current system of government and law (in other words America still being a free America despite the SS# and all that) compared to the importance of what Walters TRF’s will accomplish in protecting all of our sacred laws, constitutional or other, I’m going to have to say that TRF’s are 20,000,000 times more important at this time. Because all of those free-man laws go out the window if and when we are overtaken in a war or on paper by another country, a union of countries, or a conglomerate corporate monster, and we become Chinamerica. That is the thing that we must concentrate on and stop. And everyone that values their common or natural law status in this as of now free country, must maintain that country in its current state in order to keep those rights viable and applicable.

They are not free. We must fight for them and keep them.

And the country or corporate fascist government with the biggest stick (the biggest 4×4 truck) is going to win, and your idealist rights which are based on this constitutional system being still valid and screwing everyone else but you and your common law, will fade away into the night. That is, unless we take the investment wealth and “ownership” of our country back. And so far, the only person that has shown me how to do this is Mr. Walter Burien. (CAFR1.com)

So, by all means continue to practice common law, natural law, and any other free law that you can think of. I personally can’t wait to indulge in this myself. It gives me goosebumps.

But don’t for one minute think that this alone makes you a free man (or woman) or that you can stop paying attention and fighting for this system and its reconstructive change. Or you might be in for a shocking surprise when there is no corrupt United States government left to claim your freedom from. The Communists shoot people like you!

I would love to be wrong about this, and I may be. Corrections and debate to my humble opinions here will be warmly accepted…

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*** No free people were harmed in the making of this rant.

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-Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Biggest Game In Town: Walter Burien And Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports


***NOTE*** I have now released a documentary about this subject, which goes into specific detail regarding this article and the corporate structure of the United States. You may view it for free at: http://thecorporationnation.com/

 

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I’d like to share with you what happened to Walter Burien on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 as he spoke with George Noory live on Coast-To-Coast radio, the 5th largest syndicated radio show in America. This interview only happened after years of goading and begging from other guests and callers to have Walter as a guest.

Mr. Burien was scheduled to be on this show for a three-hour interview, an almost unheard of time slot reserved for only the most special of guests. Keeping in mind that the subject matter of this interview – government wealth, corruption, and the proof of this subject through the analyzing of our governments Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR’s) – has never been allowed to be mentioned on or in any corporate or mainstream outlet. You can then perhaps understand what happened next.

On Tuesday and Wednesday (the day of the show) Mr. Burien was the only scheduled guest for the show, and Walter was prepared for a three-hour talk. As the interview went on for two solid hours and as the secretive criminal beans were being spilt in a major way, a sudden click happened in the middle of Mr. Noory talking, and Walter’s line went dead. The show suddenly had a new guest to fill the remaining hour. It was then placed onto the Coast-To-Coast website that a second guest was now to appear.

Mr. Burien tried to reconnect, but was told he was only scheduled for two hours. He waited to be called back, but never was. No explanation. No apology. And no personal note from Mr. Noory…

Just silence…

Unfortunately, Walter Burien was saving the best and most hard-hitting information for last. He didn’t get to mention many aspects of what I consider the most important information available on what some may call the real order of things. And he didn’t have the chance to tell George’s listeners about his new documentary that will be released in just about one more day.

A fresh new “The Biggest Game In Town” will be available on the web for viewing on or around the 10th of January, 2010. I would encourage everyone reading this to view the documentary and support Mr. Burien in any way you can. For, of all the thousands of men and woman out there fighting against and trying to expose the greed and corruption of our governmental system and its monetary theft of the American people, Walter is the only one who actually has a solution instead of just another perspective on the problem: a peaceful, logical, economically viable, and extremely achievable grass-roots solution – but only with our help.

Let’s face it. You know you’re on to something important, big, and secretive when you get cut off of a radio show an hour before your time is up with no explanation.

Please visit Mr. Burien’s CAFR1 website at (http://CAFR1.com) and learn what this man has to tell you. He has opened my eyes in a way that would have taken twenty years of hard studying and the constant scrutinizing and analyzing of these and other documents to even begin to comprehend this information. And now that I know, I feel it is my civic and moral duty to share it with you…

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When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an un-pitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.— Edmund Burke — From his essay: ‘Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents’…


…and Often mis-quoted as the following:

All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.

 

The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis– Edmond Burke – again, with some dispute on the actual original quote.


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I’d like now to share with you what I’ve learned from Walter Burien. This is not an easy subject to digest; in fact it hurts a bit when you realize that it is all painfully true… and fortunately, unlike most other truths in the world, quite easily verifiable. And so I would ask that you finish this essay in its entirety and click on all of the links associated with it. For if ever there was a red pill, this is it!

“Remember, all I am offering is the truth, nothing more…”

And down the rabbit hole we go…

Let’s start with how the government works, or more specifically, how it is set up. Each town, city, county and state has an individual government with individual budgets and finance books. City councils who sit in fancy pillared or droll state buildings usually govern those many individual governments. Also, there are local government bodies, such as school districts and municipalities like gas, electric, water and sewage, bridges and roadways, and so on who are individually governed bodies as well. And then there are other forms of special government wealth, like pension funds. On a larger scale, there is the federal government, the judicial and congressional governments, and so on down the line.

Together, these many individual governments are going to be referred to herein as “collective government”.

Just as ethnic groups in this country are considered minority populations with insignificant political and decision making power when compared to the Caucasian or “white” ethnic group, these individual governments are, when compared to the collective power of all of these governments joined together, insignificant.

The power of these individual ethnic groups can only be realized if they ban together to become the majority. Likewise, the thousands of individual governments in the United States are extremely powerful and wealthy when manifested as one “collective” governmental body – collective government.

Bearing this in mind, I will now reveal the man behind the curtain, so to speak…

Through collective government investments from all individual governments across the United States, the government owns most of the major corporations in America, and beyond.

I’ll say it again, in a different way. Collectively, through investment, the United States government owns most major corporations and just about everything else in America.

Please read on…

Of the Fortune 500 companies we hear about, and even invest in ourselves with our cute little peanuts we think of as personal wealth, the government has over the last 70 years or so taken financial controlling interest in all of these corporations. This is no exaggeration. This is no joke. This is the reality of the corporate and financial state of our country and it’s government.

So how has it gotten to this point?

In several ways…

Have you ever noticed that when a bond or proposition gets passed in your state for a construction or land management project, the actual project itself sometimes isn’t scheduled to begin until months or years in the future? It’s even written in most bills that the project wont start until a far off set future date.

Well… the money for that proposition or bill is immediately released upon passage of the legislation. Now you might ask yourself, if the money is there why doesn’t the project begin immediately?

Here is the answer…

That “taxpayer money” gets sent directly into what we’ll call a government “holding account” for a while, sometimes years and years before that public project actually begins.

Now, that money doesn’t just sit there… It is invested. It gains interest. It builds up extreme wealth – months or years of interest and capital gains on investments from that originally taxpayer funded money. This is all transpired digitally, of course.

But when it comes time to use that original amount of money for the project of which it was intended months or years later, the capital gains (profits) of that supposedly dormant money are separated from the original amount placed into the “holding account” and stay in the governments discretionary investment coffers and are then reinvested not for the benefit of the people, but for the wealth and profit of the corporate government. The problem and the inherent crime here is this – that profit is no longer considered tax-payer (public) owned money, since it was earned by investment or by accrued interest. That “extra money” goes elsewhere… mainly into other investments or funds which grease the pockets of the “in the know” politicians and corporations and other people and groups involved. Some open what are called “self insurance funds” and then draw dividends for themselves and their fellow conspirators for the rest of their political careers by insuring themselves with their own insurance funds. And the cycle goes on and on and on and on… and has for the last 70 years. And it has now reached the point where government owns it all!

How do I know this to be true?

When the yearly budget comes out for your town, city, district, county, state, and the whole country – the one that you and I and Joe Taxpayer sees that is usually in a deficit (in the red) – the money made on these individual government investments is not shown, because it is not in the “taxpayer budget” any longer. Therefore, it does not technically have to be accounted for to the taxpayers – who we can define as everyone who pays any form of taxes, which is by default everyone in the United States. There are of course, 100’s of different taxes – from gas tax to sales tax – that are used in this way as well. The money from all of these individual taxes once again just sits there and accumulates after being collected until it is distributed, and gains interest or is invested until it is spent for the purposes it was collected (apportioned).

On a side note: the reason so many people are against the Federal Income Tax is because that tax was never made legal. In order to be a legal tax according to the Constitution, the tax assessed must be apportioned – which means that it must be collected with the specific intent to only be used to pay for or fund a specific public works or public fund that is clearly defined. Since the Federal Income Tax is un-apportioned and therefore Constitutionally illegal, the money that is collected for that tax is used by the Federal Government to pay the interest only on the national debt. In other words, instead of printing its own money with no debt owed to anyone, our corporate government instead borrows money from the Federal Reserve Bank at interest – meaning there is never enough money printed to pay off that debt because it accrues interest the second it is printed, meaning it is devalued the second it is created.

Example: If America has one hundred dollars in circulation – meaning money printed on paper and being used as “legal tender” – that means that the treasury (government) borrowed that $100 from the Federal Reserve (a private bank), which means that in order to pay that money back, the treasury (government) must pay that $100 dollars back plus how ever much interest is attached to that $100 by the Federal Reserve Bank (a non-governmental private central bank).

So where do we get the extra printed money to pay back that money owed for the interest on the original $100 loan?

Well, since there is no money left after paying back the principle balance of $100, the only way to pay the interest owed to the Federal Reserve (private central bank) is for the Treasury (the corporate government) to borrow more money from the Federal Reserve (a corporate private bank) so that the accumulated interest owed on the first $100 can be paid back. The problem is, this new money borrowed has new interest attached, and this interest debt must eventually be paid back as well, meaning we must then borrow more money from the Fed at interest to pay the total principle balance plus the previous interest accrued on all of the previous money borrowed, and so on and so forth.

This, my friends, is what is commonly called a paradox.

In short, there is no way to ever pay off our debt to the Federal Reserve (a privately owned international bank), because there is never enough money printed to pay off the principle and the interest balances. Therefore, this system of borrowing money at interest will continue to the point that the interest owed can never be paid as it is more than the principle balance, making this the biggest scam (Ponzi scheme) ever perpetuated onto the American people in their history. Now imagine the same scenario with many trillions of dollars borrowed and re-borrowed and so on and so forth.

If you can’t picture what a trillion dollars looks like, just think of it this way… If I had 11 trillion one-dollar bills and I stacked them on top of each other in one single pile, that pile would reach all the way to the moon… and back to Earth.

Knowing then, that the Federal Reserve is a privately owned group of national and international banks and bankers, who have no actual binding ties or connections to the United States Government – and in fact control the decision and monetary policy of the United States economy, and therefore its financial and economic welfare, through the manipulation of monetary value, currency circulation, and interest rate regulation – the fact that all of our Federal Income Tax goes directly to this private corporate banking monster who controls this country through its system of tyrannical banking debt and interest, of which we are all collectively as taxpayers responsible for paying, is why there is such an uproar in the awakened minority citizenry of America. This is really just extortion. And the Feds recent threats to cause the stock market to drop 1,000 points a day until the banker bailouts were signed by congress only goes to prove that point. More and more people are learning the truth, and realizing that through this system of perpetual debt, we are not a free people but rather indentured servants to this banking conglomerate for generations to come. You’re so-called duty to pay your Federal Income Tax is non-existent, and the mindset that most people have been brainwashed into is that there is some form of honor in paying this tax, which again goes to absolutely nothing but interest owed to these central banks who are not the government. No public services are paid for with this money; money that should have been printed by our Congress as expressed in the Constitution, with no interest (debt) attached to it.

So where does the extra government corporate investment money go, and what proof is there of its existence?

The only way to see where this money goes is by looking at the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for each local, city, state, and any other government office. The Federal Reserve even has one of these! You want to see an audit of the Federal Reserve? Just look at the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and go from there.

This “complete” budget and statement of earnings is required for all governments and corporate businesses, and it is available in the public domain… meaning it is very easy to acquire by the average Joe Citizen. A simple public records search or an Internet search will reveal this report for most individual governments and corporations. And if it doesn’t, they are in violation of their own codes on public disclosure.

The problem is, nobody knows its there. Nobody knows to put the pieces together. Nobody understands that there are literally 100’s of trillions of “collective” investments and funds that have been acquired by these individual governments that have been hidden in plain sight for decades, by separating the total governments wealth into individual and seemingly insignificant government funds and investments across the country. When considered collectively, these massive investment funds would pay off all debt in this country, and if worked correctly could eliminate all taxes through public-taxpayer instead of private-non-taxpayer investment of the same sort. This is what Walter Burien and CAFR1 are trying to achieve. This is the solution I mentioned earlier. His Tax Retirement Funds (TRF’s) are this country’s saving grace. Learn more about them here: (http://taxretirement.com/)

This is what I refer to as poking the scorpions’ nest!

Now, to understand how these facts regarding governments complete corporate takeover and management of America, let’s look at current events. Very recently a merger with media conglomerates NBC and Comcast was announced. These are definitely fortune 500 worthy companies. They are therefore already collectively controlled through collective government investments. And they will never let this information (CAFR’s and collective government investments) get out into the public through this government controlled media. Why? Because these media companies are collectively owned through collective government investment!

Comcast and NBC/Disney are two of the largest media conglomerates in the world. One creates and broadcasts the media – the other controls the equipment and digital airwaves to turn these broadcasts into the degrading entertainment and propaganda we see in our homes and at movie theatres, that we hear on the radio, and that we read in magazines, newspapers and digitally on our computers. Most people wont think anything of this merger and others like it that are constantly happening on a smaller scale; perhaps second-handedly recalling from an outdated textbook, the chapter on monopolies and anti-trust laws. Thinking about such things has, through the same media we are talking about here, been trumped by the reality show, celebrity lifestyles and deaths, “news entertainment” shows, and indoctrinating and manipulative sitcoms and movies – which have dumbed us down to the extent of actually believing that what happens on “Law and Order” is the reality of what actually happens in the law enforcement and criminal justice system. I assure you, this is not the case. Hospital shows are not accurate portrayals of how hospitals are actually run, and are not representative of the real state of the healthcare system. Police and detective shows are so far removed from reality that I laugh out loud at the ridiculous portrayal of “the system”.

The real conundrum of this situation is this: the merging of these two media companies, considering the controlled stock holdings of our collective government in these and most media companies, is in actuality being mandated (authorized) by the government itself as the majority stockholder. So protesting to the government about this merger is akin to asking a king to mediate his own decision regarding the merging of his own two kingdoms. Do you understand?

Corporations are the government are the corporations are the government…

Another way of looking at this conundrum is this:

When a major corporation donates money to a political campaign (remember almost all major corporations are government owned through collective investments), this is actually a loophole around campaign finance laws, as this is really just the government donating money to its own candidate or party through its collective-investment-owned “private” corporations. This is hard to swallow, but true as the nose on your face! For it was the banks who received the recent bailouts that were the largest campaign contributors to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign – in a big way. When you hear that all of these elites sit on each other’s boards of directors, that’s only a half-truth.

And sure, you can continue to vote if it makes you feel better. But rest assured you are voting for the two or three candidates that were chosen and hyped by the corporate government that is already in place, through the controlled media (that again is owned through collective government investment). Real “alternative” or “third party” candidates who campaign on truly changing “the system” for the benefit of the people will never be allowed to attain high office – the recent corporate mandate of electronic and completely hack-able and changeable voting machines in most states and the expulsion of paper ballots leaving no paper trail through no-bid government contract see’s to that fact.

It is not the votes that count, but who counts the votes.— Josef Stalin —

Our congressmen, our senators, and our president are literally automaton puppets, actors placed into power through fixed elections and then skillfully manipulated to pass laws and create legislature that helps in this whole process of land acquisition, the corporate takeover of all infrastructure and commercial real estate, and the deregulation and privatization of all regulated industries, including: banking, airlines, food, water, transportation, prisons, media, medical, and many others.

For instance, (over 1%) or 1 out of every 100 Americans are in prison. That’s 3 million plus people! That’s more than any other country in the world, including Korea and Communist China. Many prisons are now built or owned by private companies like Halliburton, since this industry was deregulated and private corporations are now allowed to build and maintain prisons. It’s big business… and cheap forced labor. And the government owns these corporations as well, through collective investment.

So let’s talk about a few of these industries that are owned by our government.

My favorite example of the collective government ownership of these corporations is Microsoft. This will really hit home with most of you. Though collective government investments, Microsoft Corporation is approximately 83% owned by government. Take the investments of the five burrows of New York City, add in the pension funds of CALPERS in California (which is now an offshore corporate fund) and other state funds, a few school districts here and there, and many other small, medium and large individual governments and municipalities across the nation, combine them together, and you come up with the representative governmental investment total of around 83% majority ownership. The easy way to say this is that the government owns 83% of Microsoft.

“Collective government” is a very important phrase to comprehend.

For those of you who don’t comprehend the severity of this situation, let me explain…

Let’s imagine for a moment a board meeting at the Microsoft Corporation. I wonder who would be there? I don’t know exactly, but I’d bet at least 83% in attendance would most likely be corporate government representatives! The Defense Department would surely be there, for national security reasons of course. CIA? Probably, since they use the Internet to catch criminals and since they have so much power now to spy on us thanks to bills like The Patriot Act. How about Homeland Security? The military, and all of its branches? Raytheon, and other weapons contractors would probably be there too. I wonder who would represent the Federal Government? How about the Federal Reserve (a non-government agency) and the IRS (the Federal Reserves non-governmental private police and collection force for the central banks)? Heck, even Bill Gates would be there, but he would probably only have about as much power as the President of the United States has over his corporation, which is thankfully still called America. Yes, in case you were wondering, the United States is a corporation. Look it up! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVsMUpPgdT0) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klwWcp9eiPw&feature=related)

Ah, Microsoft…

You see, everything we do in life is now done or available on the Internet in the World Wide Web. Whether you are plugged in or not, your information is available for download. And Microsoft is how we access that virtual world (through Windows and it’s sub-programs like Internet Explorer). When we enter all of our passwords, PIN’s, account numbers, our mother’s maiden names… and then we voluntarily record all of our most closely guarded secrets and personal information onto websites like MySpace (which is now owned by Rupert Murdoch’s “Fox” News Corporation, which is a mainstream media company, which again means it’s owned collectively by government) (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4697671.stm) Microsoft collects all of that information though its software and sends it back to itself and its servers and anyone else who pays for the sharing of that information.

This is called data mining. And the government (Microsoft) is data mining all of our most closely held secrets and information, and it is doing so with our permission. You gave that permission with the simple click of a mouse in that service agreement (the one with all of the small print) that you signed but did not read when you were so exited about getting that new P.C. last Christmas. This agreement – the “End User Lease Agreement” (E.U.L.A.) gives Microsoft (the government) complete control over the content, applications, and information sharing capabilities of your computer.

Web-Based Environment Management (W.B.E.M.) allows Microsoft and other companies and corporations to virtually control and monitor your computer from remote locations through the internet.

The (M.R.U.) Most Recently Used list is an individual usage list, of which there can be many MRU’s running at one time. They record every action you or your computer makes; every thing you download and everything you say. Some of the more advanced applications even record every keystroke made on your keyboard so that it can be reconstructed later. When you hear someone say, ‘My computer is acting so slow’, this is mainly because these M.R.U’s that are currently running beyond your control or knowledge are constantly updating Microsoft and anyone else who’s listening in the background.

In Windows XP (and other versions) – if you click on your Start Button, go to Settings, click Control Panel, then click Administrative Tools, and finally click on Services… you can view some of Microsoft’s so-called “services” that are controlling your computer and your life. Here are a couple examples of these services:

Routing and Remote Access – “Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.” – Sounds harmless, right? But when enabled, this allows corporate advertisers to localize their advertisements to your specific IP (Internet Protocol) location: the geographical area in which your Internet connection is based. This is why you see adds from lonely housewives in your town looking for love and other localized advertisements that amaze you every time you get online. How’d they do that? Well now you know. There is a lot of money involved in this type of information sharing and advertising, as you can imagine. And if you click on one of those localized advertisements, the fact that you did so means more advertisers will be knocking down your virtual door to personalize their own advertisements to you according to what sites you visit and which products you shop for and buy online. This “service” can be disabled, but Microsoft will probably enable it the next time you go online. After all, you gave it permission to do so.

Remote Registry – “Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.” – The “Registry” on your computer is the program that manages your P.C. It’s like an index or blueprint of all your programs, which tells your computer’s programs and applications what they are allowed and not allowed to do when your computer is turned on. This means that if your ‘remote registry’ is enabled, any Microsoft program can change or alter your registry at any time, because you agreed to this in your E.U.L.A. You effectively gave Microsoft the right to crash your hard-drive beyond repair from a remote location when they don’t like what you are doing. Sucks, don’t it?

Oh… and for those of you who say, “Whew, glad I’m on a Mac!” guess again. Apple is a major corporation with major media outlets and influence on the economy and the citizenry… you bet they are owned by the government through collective government investments! And yes, I get adds from Lonely housewives near me on my Mac as well. And I’m writing this on Microsoft Word for Mac! Oh, the irony…

Now maybe you can understand why government control of such intricately personal aspects of our lives through corporations like Microsoft is such a concern. If a local company is advertising to you through Microsoft’s “services”, you can bet your arse that the government is using these and their own services for much more devious purposes.

So what’s the bottom line? You have absolutely no privacy in anything you do on your computer once you go online! Period.

This type of symbiotic corporate/government structure is prevalent in all industries and walks of like, not just computers. The same conglomerations often own the alternatives to anything you buy. For instance, while we think we are being somehow different or cool by listening to an “alternative music” station, we are just being manipulated by some very clever marketing. You see, the same corporation that owns that “Alternative” station also owns most of the other stations that your chosen favorite alternative station competes against, as well as the record company that produced it. It even puts down on-air those other stations it owns because that will make some listeners chose to listen to this particular media corporations’ other channels or stations. When we hear a song on a mainstream yet “alternative” radio station (remember all mainstream media is collectively owned by government, and mainstream is 99% of the media that you can effortlessly receive though the corporate governments F.C.C. airwaves), we are told who sings it, and then we go buy the album at one of the many conglomerate department stores or seemingly local chain stores (with corporately owned central hubs), all the while thinking we are being somehow unique from the rest of the crowd. This is marketing. And you and I are continuously falling victim to it and the distraction it causes. The media keeps us “masterfully entertained”, as Walter likes to say.

Then we go drive our alternative yet still equally gas and oil dependant hybrid cars, of which everyone else is also marketed to about their unique and conservation oriented styles, even though the creation and disposal of their batteries is secretly worse on the environment than ten years of the exhaust created from driving an SUV. And the battery must be replaced after five or six years! And so we drive… feeling better somehow about our insignificant pollution as we sip on one of 30 unique plastic bottled water brands marketed as environmentally friendly and recyclable, which it so happens are all owned by 4 major conglomerate corporations which are owned through collective investments by our government.

Should I choose Perrier… or its competitor, San Pellegrino? Well take your pick, for they are both owned and bottled by the Nestle’ Corporation (a government controlled entity).

Oh, well then I’ll switch to Calistoga. Oh wait, that’s Nestle’ too!

Well… who needs bubbles anyway?

Flat water… Hmmm. Let me see…

How about Arrowhead? What? That’s Nestle’ as well?

What about Crystal Geyser? Poland Spring? Zephyr Hills?

Sorry… all owned by Nestle’ along with at least 10 other alternative water brands that they purposefully market and compete against each other in their advertising and at different prices in order to appeal to at least one of the typical personality types of which billions of dollars were spent to figure out, and that we all unwittingly fit into.

You might as well just drink Nestle’ brand bottled water – the only honestly labeled brand out there, since it’s cheaper and comes from the same polluted tap water source! (https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/the-california-water-museum-featuring-the-fluoride-deception/)

And, in case you missed it, the automobile industry in America was just taken over by the government. Any time the government “bails out” or gives large life-saving amounts of money to a corporation or all corporations in a certain industry… that spells takeover and control. It’s part of the “bailout” package. When the newly inducted corporations pay back that money at a later date, this is nothing more than the corporate government covering its tracks and completing the business transaction for the publics benefit and for media stories about the success of the bailouts.

So, how deep does this go?

Unfortunately, it is a bottomless pit.

While I have deep respect and admiration for local churches of any faith that do good in their communities and help the people there, I have some rather disappointing news about the religions that these churches belong to.

Since moving to Salt Lake City, I have been inundated by the Mormon doctrine. The Mormon’s essentially run the state of Utah’s government. Some places will not hire you unless you are a Mormon. Similar to Free-Masonry, of which the church’s founders were high members, the church helps those who help it… while shunning or “excommunicating” anyone who disagrees with its doctrines. Ironically, usually these are the people who need the church’s council, love and support the most.

I always wondered why the Mormon church was able to retain it’s non-profit status, since it has its hands in so many political campaigns and in the state of Utah’s government, and since it funds huge political campaigns like the recent California “vote yes on prop 8” campaign and so many other human and civil rights issues. It’s actually a common question: How does a not-for-profit entity (church) give money for political aspirations and campaigns and influence an entire state or countries opinions in local and state elections, and still retain their non-profit status?

How indeed… Separation of church and state, right?

Wrong.

The Mormon Church (The Mormons) is actually a for-profit major corporation. It has mass wealth through these same types of investments. It is extremely, extremely wealthy.

But the corporate Mormon Church has a non-profit sub-division in which it does all of the charity work and altruistic not-for-profit Godly things that it does. This division is called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”. And they are commonly referred to as “The Mormons” which is actually a falsity since the Mormons are just another big corporation with mass control over vast world populations and local governments. And each church whether aware of this corporate structure or not, pays the corporation though the money collected from its parishioners.

To it’s credit, and compared to the government corporations, the Mormons actually do some very good things. Their welfare system is top notch and has been copied by other countries and our own government welfare system is based upon it. But it is the volunteers that make this happen, not the corporation. They are not symbiotic by necessity, only in their corporate structure. It is the people who have the power to make the world better. One must always remember that.

What makes me most concerned about this corporate structure of churches and why I mention it at all is this: the president of the Mormon Church (which is the president of the corporation that is the Mormon Church) has been known to have one-on-one, secretive (non-public) meetings with the President of the United States behind closed doors in the Oval Office. Shortly after one of these meetings, the noted Professor Steven Jones was fired from Brigham Young University. I can only assume that this was for his exposing the fact that uniquely military-grade Thermate demolition explosives were found in the World Trade Center dust, which is impossible without it have been used to implode those buildings. This is a power that should not be had by any member of any church, whether this particular event was coincidental or not.

The Catholic Church is set up in the same way: The Vatican is a country. A corporation. It has its own police force. And the Pope… who may or may not have the real power in that corporate pyramid, also meets with our president behind closed doors and influences even more people in our country and across the world.

And, come to think of it, I’m pretty sure that all churches, from the Methodists – the church that I grew up in – to the Jewish faiths, are also built like this, corporately speaking. Why else would churches have general conferences, which are really just giant budget meetings?

Anyway, this is why the Mormons, The Catholics, and all the other religions are free to be involved in politics and government as much as they like… because they are for profit corporations, who mask themselves through their not-for-profit fronts (i.e. religion) where they unfortunately manipulate the opinions, voting habits, and lifestyles of the members of their sub-corporate houses of worship.

As for the government’s involvement or investment into these holy corporations, I have not researched this yet. But obviously the political influence is there, and that should raise any honest and righteous mans brow.

Again, my respect for local non-profit churches is immense. But isn’t it time for them to become aware of these facts and separate themselves from these for-profit corporations that bind them and influence their moral character? Isn’t it time that the community church becomes the truly free and spiritual houses of God that they portray themselves to be?

Corporate service to God is a truly strange and unholy concept.

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So who knows about this?

How does a magician pull off a seemingly impossible magic trick right before your eyes?

By using the oldest trick in the book… distraction.

As his left hand moves around gracefully, drawing your attention away from the right hand, or as his assistant dressed in scantily clad glittery lingerie takes your eyes off of the magician himself, the right hand is busy doing the bait and switch – or the “trick” – right in front of your face.

This is magic defined… illusion and subterfuge. Nothing more.

So to is the subject of CAFR’s. Take away the distraction of the TV media, sex, drugs, sports and gambling… and the magic trick is revealed. It cannot be hidden any longer once the left hand sees what the right hand is doing. It just takes someone like me to uncover the trick and expose the truth.

But one man cannot do it alone. Many are needed.

So, the point of all of this is really quite simple. The only way to fight this is to expose the facts that I’ve just written here. You will not stop the government from merging two companies that it has controlling monetary interest in by crying and sending strong worded emails, making phone calls, or holding up signs referring to anti-trust laws and how unfair this is to us little guys. Things are way past the point of protesting. The country has for the most part been sold off to private corporations and public-private partnerships (PPP) … a bridge there, a road here, a few million acres there.

Learn about the atrocity of Public-Private Partnerships and their detriment to our country, which is intricately ingrained in this corporate takeover of America, here: (http://www.infowars.com/agenda-21-alert-public-private-partnerships/)

If you watched that video, you now understand the danger and ultimate corruption of these PPP’s. And to bring this danger home, I’d like to offer the most severe of possibilities with regards to how these Public-Private-Partnerships could easily be abused by our corporate government.

Consider the following:

Say the government decides that it cannot pay the budget for our military anymore as it continues to hide the CAFR from the publics’ comprehension. It announces publically that it will now join forces in a great new public-private-partnership (PPP) with several foundations (like the Rockefeller Foundation) and a few Weapons contracting companies (like Raytheon) so that our soldiers can get the pay they deserve and the equipment they need. This is the public relations announcement. It sounds like the good old corporate world is lending a helping hand in a time of need…

But the real translation would be this: The United States Government is transferring ownership of the military from the publics government ownership to a private corporate ownership, through corporations and foundations which it already owns through its collective investments. Therefore, the military will now be a privately owned military – a private army – controlled by government, but whose weapons and arms contracts are secured for the next 1000 years at no-bid pricing through these government owned corporations. This makes it a lot easier to break every single law ever written with regards to war crimes and Constitutional restrictions of such things. If everything is private, the people will own nothing. And the Geneva Conventions do not apply.

Again, this is the most extreme of examples, but one which is not at all out of the realm of possibility. After all, isn’t the United Nations already calling the shots with our military?

This must be taken very seriously, for the country that we have always considered and taken for granted as being free, is no longer free. It is owned almost outright by government investment.

In fact, I just found out that collectively through investments, public-private partnerships, and other devious means, the government of the United States (local, city, county, state, and federal) collectively owns about 87% of all land in the United States, leaving 13% to the actual people (citizens) for private ownership… and I’m not sure yet if that includes non-government owned or private corporate ownership in that 13%.

A corporation for a government is not the American way!

As several homes and the land they are built upon around where I live are being stolen by the government in the name of eminent domain, I cringe at the thought of the selfish and evil corporate government person or group that gave those orders. For surely they have land and a home as well. The land sits for a couple of years, and once everyone in the area begins or is paid to forget about the now vacant eminent domain government owned land, suddenly a new corporate structure will be built there. This means that the land is still government owned, and that through their corporate network, the government allowed the land to be transferred to one of its sister operations. Money, being nothing but fiat (worthless) paper backed by nothing, is just a tool used in the transaction, and it eventually is filtered back into the collective government corporate coffers. And that land will never be public-owned again.

This has got to stop…

As far as commercial real estate, and the 10-20% average vacancy rates in most cities across the United States in strip malls and what are now being called ghost malls… Guess who owns or is buying that commercial space once it is in default. The government! Local governments already collectively own most large malls anyway through their investments, as well as gas stations, gyms, movie theatres… the list is endless.

Do you think the government as a corporation cares one ounce whether or not a mom-and-pop store closes its doors after 30 years in business? No. It either already owns the land and building that business is on, or is interested in buying it once the shops go out of business. Land ownership is the goal, not some meager monthly rent. Power comes with ownership.

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Ok, I figure by now you are having one of two reactions. Either you think I’m nuts – the trained and ingrained reaction most will have when confronted with such overwhelming conspiracy and corruption – and you will not even take the time to do a simple search on CAFR’s to see that I’m telling the truth, or… this has had a major impact on your comprehension and perception of the way things really work, and you will keep this letter or email as a favor to me in the case of something happening to me like what has happened to others who have tried to expose this information. For this is the information that above all else must be exposed. As Walter Burien likes to say…

“The easiest way to steal money from someone is for them to never know they had it in the first place.”

Well, now you know. Our money has been stolen from under our noses for decades.

For those of you who constantly crusade for the truth about 9/11/2001 to be released, and for a new investigation to be initiated, I only have this to say… This will never happen under the current system of corporate government. Again, the king will not punish himself. 9/11 is a cause that is dear to my heart, since I watched the events of that day from my roof in New York City just a short distance away, and had the missing persons center right across from my front door. I will never forget that vision or that sound from that day. But again I must reiterate that while protesting and handing out literature and movies has been a great tool in waking up the people about 9/11, it is time to take a different path. All of our scattered groups must unite in one peaceful cause. That cause, in order to effect real change, should be the exposure of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and collective ownership and investment wealth of our government. You see everything else will follow… Audits will be done at all levels of government, mandated by the people who vote for TRF’s. Information will flow freely from the private hands of corporate government back into the hands of the public. All truths will be necessarily exposed in this way – through mandated audits. And the impenetrable wall that is our corporate government will eventually fall back into the publics’ tax-free hands. And those responsible will be held accountable. But until this wealth and power is transferred back to the people, we as a bunch of minority advocacy groups will never accomplish anything… unless we unite into one cause and become the majority. For the system will never reveal itself. Nor will it punish itself. 9/11 will remain hidden in the same warehouse as JFK, Waco, and other cover-ups until this new information has been discussed and spread far and wide. War crimes will not be administered until CAFR’s and government wealth are exposed and the military is once again a public entity controlled by congress and the United States is taken out of the United Nations.

The last thing to keep in mind is this: What Alex Jones calls compartmentalization – meaning one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing – is actually the case with many of our financial planners and politicians who have unwittingly been a part of this in their careers. Most people involved in small government in low to mid-level positions do not understand how this all works and fits together. Banks, businesses, media, churches, government… they all have corporate pyramid structures with very few at the top understanding the bigger picture.

To put this into perspective, consider this: 100 different people, with 100 different skills, each individually making 100 different parts, can easily build a complete nuclear bomb. Yet if they are never told what it is that they are making as a whole – the end product – they have no understanding or comprehension of their complicity in the making of that deadly bomb.

And understand that greed, theft and corruption have become so commonplace in the government and regular workforce that it is hard to succeed without succumbing to these traits. So this is not a call for torches and pitchforks. That is not necessary, appealing as it may be to some. The whole thing can be reversed. The same people in power can be made to give back the wealth of our nation without bloodshed and hatred, and while continuing to reap huge rewards for their service to the public instead of the corporation. This perhaps, is the best reason to listen to Walter Burien – the man with the golden solution.

But do understand that everyone in higher politics does comprehend this information. It is their lifeblood. They’re true income and wealth is their discretionary multi-million dollar expense accounts, not their meager salaries. Unfortunately, that includes people who are our hero’s… like Ron Paul. He is a great man, well intentioned, but forced to be silent. For he would be excused, muffled, his family threatened, or worse if he were to talk about this information publicly. This is organized crime to the most extreme, so this would be like an inside boss tattling on the mafia. This would be political… and probably physical suicide for Ron Paul and other good men and women in government. So it’s up to the people to expose this information in a grass roots movement and information campaign, so that good men like these can finally step up, speak the truth, and be the patriotic men and women they are meant to be… and to help us to do what’s right.

So… I’m going to be on this full time if possible. I’m going to talk to as many people as I can, regardless of the consequences to our friendship, social, work, or family relationships. I would stand up as David to Goliath at the risk of life and limb to help change this and make Mr. Burien’s dream of eliminating all taxes, downsizing government, and taking back our government and our wealth from private to public ownership once again. This is too important not to talk about. And trust me when I say that if everyone doesn’t start talking about this, and quite soon, it will be too late for any reconciliation or reconstruction of our government to be able to take place. I expect an uphill battle. I expect my well being to be threatened. I expect to be ostracized by media and publishing companies at the expense of my humble dream of being an honest writer, journalist and novelist. I may never work in Hollywood as a professional again. But if I can see this to fruition and effectively change the world infinitely for the better good of mankind, all of this is by far worth any personal cost to myself. It is even worth my life. That’s how sure I am of the riotousness of this cause.

And so I ask you once again. Go to CAFR1.com (http://CAFR1.com) and read all that you can. Support Walter Burien financially if you are able, and by viewing his new documentary that will be online January 10th, 2010.

And get out there and start talking about this. Help change the world, one local venue at a time.

The clock is ticking…

Sincerely and in unity,

Clint Richardson
Clint@CAFR1.com
Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Are Churches Really Non-Profit?


I was reading a story today which dealt with a bill attacking the Christian or rather, Catholic church in England. It’s author was concerned that the bill allowed non-church going citizens to challenge the beliefs and actions of the church in a court of law.

Now, I’m not saying that a bunch of saints authored this bill, nor that there is not a relentless attack on the church structure, meaning the thousands of individual churches which together represent the whole.

But… I’m so tired of this “attack on the church” type of story.

The Catholic, Mormon, Methodist, and all other “churches” are all huge multinational corporations.

That’s – FOR PROFIT – corporations.

Let’s look at the Mormon church: The Mormons (which is the for-profit corporation name of the company) has a sub-division in the form of a non-profit business entity called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”.

Note: All churches are set up in this corporate structure.

For those who don’t understand why the Mormons and the Christians of various faiths and supposedly non-profit churches can get away with giving huge amounts of money to political campaigns and support – though billions of dollars in political persuasion – campaigns against civil rights like the “Yes on Prop 8” media and advertising frenzy in California, and still keep their ‘non-profit’ status… it’s because the ‘for profit’ corporation that is the church is the one doing the dirty work, while forcing on their non-profit followers these so-called moral beliefs against minority lifestyles that the corporation frowns upon. That’s a lot of voters!

In other words… the church is a for-profit corporation, and it has every right to be involved in politics because it is a corporation. It’s non-profit sub corporation however, does not.

Now stop telling me the church is being attacked, for there is no separation of church and state when the church is a massive conglomerate corporation with millions or billions of blind donating followers.

You’re darn right I should be able to challenge the practices and actions of the corporate church!

And if the good people who belong to those corporate churches blindly BELIEVE that the church they attend is all love and charity and goodness, then yes, I also very much have the right to challenge their beliefs! I have financial reports on my side, so faith that the church is only a not for profit charity is not acceptable to me, and it shouldn’t be to you.

Now I grew up in church, and have a special place in my heart for the goings on of the small churches around the world who help the community. But these are the innocents, the blind parishioners.

Get rid of the corporation, and the churches have my full support in any ethical and moral individual venture they want to take on…

But only if the corporate “business” aspect is taken out of the equation. Only if the Vatican is shown for what it is… a rather huge and hurtful corporation.

It’s about time this happens, and that good Christians realize that they are not only supporting their individual churches, but also a very powerful and politically influential corporation when that gold or silver offering plate comes around. Only in this way, can the churches good name be restored, if it ever was good corporately speaking.

Morals and values without the fear of God is the truest test of ones character.

Please discuss this with your pastors or ministers and your congregation.

And if you need proof, just do a Google search for your faiths Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

And visit here to see more: CAFR1.COM

Peace and love to all, faithful and not.

Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

9/11 First Responders Need Your Help!


09/11/2001 – This is a day that also lives in infamy. I have so many provable facts showing our governments involvement, who profited (government and corporations), and who didn’t (Saddam, Osama, Al Qaeda, Terrorists in general). But when I try and talk to the average person, even my own family about these obvious facts, I am ridiculed and am told I am being disrespectful to the innocent victims, the police, the firefighters, the health care workers, and the multitude of ground zero volunteers and first responders who gave so much of themselves on that day and in the months that followed.

Today, I’d like instead to share with you what actually happened to all of those brave volunteers and city police, firefighters, and first responders who became the beacons of heroism in the remembrance of 9/11/2001 – and the champions of the “I couldn’t be bothered” crowd – the ones who use these first responders and the victims of 9/11 to make themselves feel better about telling me to shut up about 9/11.

The official story is a lie. And this article is for all the people out there that say things like “Our government could never be involved in something like that.” -Or- “You’re being disrespectful to the dead and their families.”

In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. We “truthers” are the only ones who know about the plight of these families and that of the first responders. And most of them want a new investigation into the obvious lies about that day.

The way in which these “hero’s” have been treated after 9/11 provides perhaps the most in depth look into our governments horrific capability of crime and lack of empathy and support to its citizens. The following information shows once and for all that our government is not only capable, but also complicit in 9/11 and the crimes surrounding it.

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Let’s start with the numbers… These are the most current facts and figures with regards to all of the first responders of 9/11:

Of the 435 congressional districts in the 50 United States, 431 of those districts were represented at ground zero by volunteers and first responders on 9/11.

Around 90,000 volunteers and first responders worked or helped out at or around ground zero.

40,000 plus of these first responders actually worked on the “pile” – the name given to the WTC rubble pile.

Of these 40,000 plus first responders, 70% of them are sick with cancer and respiratory illnesses related to “the pile”. 1000’s of the other first responders and volunteers who had more limited contact with the air and dust at ground zero are also suffering from these respiratory illnesses and cancers across the country.

Almost all first responders (around 90%) suffer from some form of acid reflux disease.

To date (12/01/09), per the New York Health Dept, more than 830 first responders have died from 9/11 related illnesses – at least 300 of those were from cancers – others from respiratory complications, smoke inhalation disease, GURD, suicide, etc…

→ CANCER?

To understand how cancer comes into the equation, we must analyze a few facts with regards to the World Trade Center complex itself:

Larry Silverstein became the leaseholder of the World Trade Center complex just a few weeks before 9/11, purchasing it for the bargain basement price of only $15 million dollars.

With this purchase, and perhaps explaining the low price of the sale, Mr. Silverstein inherited a very low occupancy rate, with many of the WTC offices un-leased.

But more importantly, he also inherited a mandatory-by-law asbestos removal problem. All of the fireproofing and insulation in the towers was made with asbestos, which causes cancer, respiratory illnesses, and other complications when breathed in by us humans.

The asbestos removal process would have cost Mr. Silverstein over 1 billion dollars to complete in all of the WTC buildings.

But as luck would have it, before Larry signed the lease to the WTC complex, he reworked the insurance policy to specifically cover “terrorist attacks”. Remember, this lease was written and signed just a few weeks before 9/11/2001.

After 9/11, and before the asbestos removal project was ever able to happen, Silverstein received $7 billion dollars as a settlement from his insurance policy due to the timely “terrorist attack” clause. That’s a 6.85 billion dollar profit in two weeks!

On the day of 9/11, each of the Twin Towers was impossibly pulverized, turned to dust, and somehow totally destroyed in a matter of seconds.

Therefore, tons and tons of asbestos and other lethal, cancer-causing particles were released into the air on 9/11, and were breathed in by the unsuspecting, altruistic, and heroic 9/11 first responders… and anyone living in lower Manhattan.

→ GOVERNMENT TO THE RESCUE?

In 2002, the government closed the window for first responders to enter a claim for 9/11 related illnesses. This means that first responders with any delayed symptoms like blood cancers, of which it takes years to show any symptoms of, or the brave few who just refused to complain of their illness until it was too late, were denied any government assistance, and could not pay for their own health-care and hospital bills.

In 2004, congress created a 1 billion dollar fund from taxpayer money, called the “Captive Insurance Fund”. This money was directed to specifically be used to protect the New York City governments from the law suits of these sick and dying first responders with 9/11 related illnesses.

To date, only 6 out of the 1000’s of first responder cases have been settled in court – for a total of $300,000.

There are currently over 8000 first responders involved in just one class action lawsuit against the government to pay for their medical bills related to 9/11. This case has been drawn out for years, as the sick hero’s of 9/11 slowly die from cancer and respiratory diseases.

→SUICIDE?

Yes. Sadly, suicide is the only option for some of these brave first responders that we insultingly call our heroes.

Why? Have you ever tried to squeeze a penny out of the government? These heroes are denied benefits or financial compensation. They are too crippled to work, and have been laid off from their normal jobs due to these unrelated illnesses (unrelated because many of them volunteered to work on the pile). So with no job, no medical coverage, no government benefits or help in any way, and no help from the people who continuously praise them yet use them as an excuse to ignore all of the facts of 9/11 while ignoring their plight, it is easy to see why suicide may be a last resort for these first responders, who must live with chronic pain and debilitating diseases. The depression felt must be overwhelming, realizing that your government and your country has forgotten about you.

→ENTER THE FEALGOOD FOUNDATION!

John Feal was injured on December 17th, 2001 while working on “the pile”. An 8000 pound steel girder fell on his foot, crushing it and permanently disabling him. It took John 4½ years of struggling to finally get disability checks from the Social Security Administration. He suffers from Gastro-intestinal disease, respiratory complications, and has post-traumatic stress syndrome.

He was denied medical care or government assistance once he could no longer do his job, because of his injury.

He started the FealGood Foundation, hoping to support and expose the government’s inaction and purposeful negligence in its responsibility to the volunteers and first responders of 9/11, and after seeing many of his friends and co-workers become ill or die from these related illnesses and cancers.

He just attended his 76th funeral.

Because of his foundation, this travesty of government negligence has since come to light. He and his foundation and its supporters have forced this issue to be addressed in congress, and were instrumental in introducing congressional bill H.R. 847 – which would create a multi-billion dollar fund that would pay for all first responder’s health care bills, and provide continuing medical care for these sick and dying heroes, who no longer have medical care due to losing their jobs because of the illnesses caused by volunteering and working at the World Trade Center site.

Now, because of this mans quest for justice, the following hospitals see first responders and volunteers for treatment from 9/11 related illnesses and cancers on a continuing basis:

• Mt. Sinai hospital sees over 12,000 patients
• Long Island Occupational – over 4500 patients
• Robert Wood Johnson in New Jersey – over 2000 patients
• Elmhurst Hospital – over 3000 patients
• Bellevue Hospital – over 3000 patients – offers a free exam for              9/11 related illness
• Staten Island Hospital – over 2500 patients

Mr. Feal continuously campaigns for these forgotten heroes, and recently met with speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi and other government officials. Unfortunately, the humongous Obama Health Care bill has overshadowed the FealGood bill, and it awaits committee approval before official congressional vote. In other words, it’s conveniently wrapped up in government red tape!

Unfortunately, the suicide rate for these first responders, who cannot cope with the symptoms and pain caused by these inhalation based diseases and cancers due to lack of medical care and who are unable to work because of them, is a sad look into the way our national heroess – from Vietnam veterans to 9/11 first responders – are treated by our government, and indirectly, by the American people, who would rather give billions each year to Starbucks for it’s horrible burnt coffee beans and mass produced pastries than to a charity to help those who selflessly helped others, and are dying because of it.

Ignorance is the bliss of those who refuse to see the truth. And if this is the way those who selfishly help others are treated after the glamour and media ratings frenzy is over, I must wonder if I myself wont think twice about putting my life into harms way in order to save someone else’s.

We all repeat like parrots, phrases like “I support the troops”… but 1000’s of our soldiers are committing suicide as our government refuses medical treatment for their injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

“200,000 people who have put on the uniform and served this country sleep homeless on the streets…” -Aaron Glantz.

The PTS experienced by these first responders and volunteers are also going un-treated, and potentially 10’s of thousands will die unless they receive financial and medical help from our government. But you must remember, we are our government. What they do reflects upon us. And their inaction and deceit with regards to our soldiers and to these first responders is on our shoulders.

And so in conclusion, I ask that you become who you project yourself to be. Support the troops by finding out the truth about how they are being treated by our government both in combat, and especially upon returning home. Check out the FealGood Foundation online, and instead of paying $5.00 for a crappy cup of burnt, oily coffee tomorrow, give $5.00 to help pay for a so-called American hero’s life.

Please visit the FealGood Foundation’s website at:

www.fealgoodfoundation.com

And never, ever, put down or dismiss the facts behind 9/11, and the selfless people who are trying to expose the truth, including the shameful way our government has behaved regarding its first responder heroes, and until you see the facts for yourself. And for you parrots out there who squawk over and over again that our government could never do something like that… I think we just proved that statement to be false.

Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

December 11, 2009