War Without Bullets
Everybody is aware that the United Nations is attempting to
execute a worldwide ban on guns and that our Second Amendment right to keep and
bear arms is under threat. In Idaho, one of the questions on the ballot
Tuesday before last, was an amendment question concerning hunting and fishing
and whether or not we wanted to keep our traditional laws concerning these
activities. Today in the Senate, Senator Jeff Sessions spent about a half
an hour talking about an amendment to a piece of legislation that would allow a
Department of the Interior official to set the price of duck stamps and probably
big game tags with no limits or controls on their actions concerning prices.
This is an amendment to a piece of legislation that supposedly expands hunting
and fishing rights on federal lands. Plain language - it's a trick
and I wonder how many hunters and fishermen know of or understand that these actions
are an end-run attack on outdoor sports and the use and enjoyment of our
natural resources. This agenda is no doubt driven by United Nations Agenda
21- the attempt to control and prohibit the use of all natural resources.
Setting up the
situation in which hunters can be priced out of the sport is an indirect attack
on Second Amendment gun rights designed to reduce the number of gun owners and
people interested in guns. Reduction in the numbers of a special interest
group reduces the political and economic power of the interest group. This
is an example of indirect, intellectual warfare -- war without bullets.
Brains will win over brawn every time - over time.
On another front
in the intellectual war, the Committee on Financial Services released their full
report on the MF Global bankruptcy and theft of funds (they say "missing funds"
- but it's the same thing). C-Span carried the
press conference with Rep. Spencer Bachus giving the report. It's
worth listening to and then asking why the Congress is allowing the thieves to
continue stealing. The following is an excerpt from the
press release issued by Chairman Spencer Bachus:
by Jon Corzine during his tenure as chairman and CEO sealed MF
Global’s fate,” Chairman Neugebauer stated. “Farmers, ranchers
and other customers may never get back over $1 billion of their
money as a result of his decisions. Corzine dramatically changed
MF Global’s business model without fully understanding the risks
associated with such a radical transformation.”
“By expanding MF Global into new business lines without first
returning its core commodities business to profitability,
Corzine ensured that the company would face enormous resource
demands and exposed it to new risks that it was ill-equipped to
handle,” the subcommittee report states.
In order to generate the revenue needed to fund MF Global’s
transformation, Corzine invested heavily in the sovereign
debt of struggling European countries. These
investments, which carried enormous default and liquidity risks,
were a “prime focus” of Corzine’s attention and he failed to
develop a corporate strategy for managing the risks, the
subcommittee majority staff found.
addition, the subcommittee’s report reveals that Corzine acted
as MF Global’s “de facto chief trader” and insulated his trading
activities from the company’s normal risk management review
process. This enabled Corzine to quickly build the company’s
European bond portfolio “well in excess of prudent limits
without effective resistance.”
Rather than hold the European bonds on MF Global’s books,
which could expose the company to earnings volatility, Corzine
chose to use these bonds as collateral in repurchase-to-maturity
(RTM) transactions. This permitted the company to book quick
profits while keeping the transactions off its balance sheet.
Jon Corzine was a Co-Chairman
of Goldman Sachs who then became a Senator and then Governor of New Jersey.
What Corzine was doing with
other people's money was waging war on the people of Europe using intellectual
weapons in the form of Bonds and the Bond market which is the mechanism for
financing infrastructure. A few days ago, C-Span broadcast a meeting of
the European Parliament in
which Angela Merkel addressed the members. The subject was the
eurozone financial crisis - which means - and this was stated by one of members
during the comment session, that the underlying problem is Bonds and the
inability to pay the investors. If you remember some months ago, investor
vultures were attempting to take possession of the Greek Isles in lieu of
payment of Greece's debt.
A very important footnote in
this story of Goldman Sachs and the attempt to take down the world, is the fact
that it was Jacques De Lors, who first proposed using the Bond Market to finance
Europe-wide infrastructure projects to build support for the final steps towards
creating the European Union. You can read about it
HERE and in several other places on my website.
In our country, I kind of
stumbled into Goldman Sachs financing of "economic development" when I was asked
to try and find out why a new
housing development was being built in Star, Idaho when there was no market
for the homes and no infrastructure to support the homes. I had a hunch
that it had to do with Agenda 21 but it was based more on circumstantial
evidence than hard evidence. It was a complex story that I couldn't finish at the
time because it was just too much to digest so I did a
timeline. One section off the timeline is devoted to the
financing for "economic development" which was actually driven by the
federal government, Economic Development
Administration facilitating Robert Rubin's "New
Markets Tax Credit Program". When the subprime market meltdown
occurred, I realized the connection so I captured as much information as I
could. I believe it has now pretty much disappeared off the internet
because I had to go to the
archives to capture these. Take a look at these:
New Markets Tax Credits. And See page 8.
Community Reinvestment Funds - presented to the Federal Reserve Bank in
Community Reinvestment Collaboration - Goldman Sachs Community Development
Building homes where there is
no market and selling them to people who can't afford them doesn't make economic
sense and businessmen don't do things that don't make economic sense.
Taking a step down look at the situation, building homes and new businesses
requires what? New Infrastructure. Cities finance
new infrastructure with what? Municipal Bonds.
We know that our cities and
states are looking for foreign direct investment for infrastructure because we
saw it with Cintra and the Trans-Texas Corridor, in Colorado with the Public
Highways Authority and their toll roads, and Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho with
his Project 60 seeking Communist Chinese investors in Idaho in an area called
"The CORE" - a new business area where buildings were built but not occupied.
And just a few days ago, the
Chief Economist for the U.S. State Department (why does the State
Department need an economist?) said in a panel discussion presented by the World
Affairs Councils of America, that she is busy looking for foreign direct
investment for the U.S. - no doubt looking for that red money
Cities and states are
desperate for money because the accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
transferred economic sovereignty to them - the WTO. It also caused an
exodus of manufacturing and professional services companies to low wage
"developing countries". None of that made any economic sense for the
United States. There was a different agenda at work. Agenda
Herr Henry Paulson, former CEO
of Goldman Sachs was the Treasury Secretary at the time of the subprime meltdown
arranging for the taxpayers to pick up the bad debt from the banks. What
this means is that the taxpayers get a double whammy - they pick up the debt for
the non-economic construction and then the taxpayers get to keep paying on the
bonded debt to pay for infrastructure created by the same non-economic
Magazine bio on Henry Paulson
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 1989
Michael Parrish, Times Staff Writer
COLUMN ONE: Making it Pay to Conserve : Money
talks louder than force argues a new breed of environmentalist. The best
way to preserve a resource may be to give it to people who have a stake in it.
"We probably have taken the
regulatory system, what we call the command and control system,
about as far as we can take it," said former U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator William D.
Ruckelshaus. "If we're really going to make additional
progress, we have to figure out how to get the economic
incentives in line with our environmental goals."
The "economic incentives" to conserve and preserve are
to price us out of the market - and their method of doing that is through
ownership of the bonds used to finance infrastructure, followed by the control
of that infrastructure through takeover when they can't be repaid because our
real economy has been destroyed through global "free trade".
November 15, 2012
Case in point - Twin Falls, ID
Clinton's initiative to lower the allowable level of
arsenic in the water (a small amount is natural and not harmful) caused small
towns all over the country to desperately seek money for water treatment
facilities. My water bill has an $11.00 surcharge on it to pay for this
unnecessary treatment of the water. I know that it's unnecessary because I
play cards with people in their 80's and 90's who have lived most of their lives
here - and nobody ever died from the water.
We also have a new "business" in town. AgroFarma,
a business started in New York wanted to build a yogurt factory here. The
name of the yogurt is Chobani and the CEO,
Ulukaya is from Turkey. This yogurt factory (I'm not a
fan, but people who are tell me its horrible), required new infrastructure to be
built - in particular, a wastewater treatment facility. Here is the deal
sheet provided by the City of Twin Falls. You'll notice that AgroFarma,
"the Client" put in $18,000 for it and he was given a Tax Increment Financing
Loan for the rest. TIF loans are to be repaid with future tax revenues
which of course assumes that the business will be a viable business "some day".
The taxpayers of Twin Falls will pick up the balance of the infrastructure costs
- on the promise of new jobs (note: see tax credits for "new jobs created"
paid for by Idaho State taxpayers).
Public Records for Chobani
AgroFarma is unable to meet their obligations concerning payments to the
Urban Renewal Agency. This is just the first warning bell.
Something very interesting about AgroFarma is that not
only was the CEO not "investment grade", but he built milk and yogurt production
facilities within about 30 miles of each other in small towns in New York.
I don't care how much hay seed you have in your hair, that doesn't make sense.
I didn't finish this story because I got sidetracked with Smart Meters but here
is a timeline of AgroFarma and a map of the area where these "yogurt production
facilities" in New York are located.
New York area map where multiple "yogurt production facilities" were built
Minutes from the November 5th City Council meeting. Chobani is
requesting the creation of a Local Improvement District to provide "security"
for Zion Bank in order for them to underwrite TIF bonds for infrastructure
improvements. See page 13. Excerpt - keeping in mind that Chobani
only kicked in $18,000 for infrastructure as documented in the Deal Sheet.
Also, Zion bank is the Morman bank:
Since the announcement and execution of the
Development Agreement, Chobani has been covering the upfront costs of the
improvements by providing advances to the Agency. This short term financing
has allowed the City and the Agency to make the improvements prior to the
development and creation of a long-term funding solution being in place.
On October 22, 2012, the City Council received a petition from Chobani
requesting the formation of a modified local improvement district. The
creation of the local improvement district will provide the security
required by Zion’s bank for them to underwrite the TIF bonds. The LID
recognizes that improvements to the sewer system, water system, related
utility extensions, road and other facilities and related improvements are
necessary and beneficial. In a modified LID, the improvements extend beyond
the LID boundary. The improvements outside of the LID boundary include the
water system improvements, waste water system improvements, roadway
improvements, and utility system improvements. These improvements will
benefit more than the 20 ± acres being considered for the LID, as requested
In addition, on October 22, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution No.
1895 declaring the intention of the City Council to create the LID for the
purpose of acquiring, constructing and installing various public
infrastructure improvements needed to support the Chobani’s expansion to
Twin Falls. The Resolution passed by the City Council established that a
public hearing would be held on November 5, 2012. The purpose of the public
hearing is to provide an opportunity for the public to voice their thoughts
on the creation of the LID. It is important to note that Chobani is the only
property owner that is impacted by this decision.
So already, Chobani wants to expand and they are going
for more money. The reason I know about this is because an alert Twin
Falls resident sent me a link to this page with a note saying.... I
can't afford any more water increases.... and neither can I.
November 13, 2012
Twin Falls City Council
Seeks Applicants for Citizen Advisory Committee on Infrastructure
The Twin Falls City Council on Tuesday
announced that it will organize a citizen advisory committee,
which will guide the City of Twin Falls toward an ambitious plan
to address significant wastewater and water infrastructure
The City of Twin Falls has outgrown its current wastewater
and water facilities, which treat wastewater and deliver potable
water to residents and businesses. The City is now at a critical
juncture where it cannot handle substantial residential,
commercial and industrial growth without expanding the
“We need to move on this as quickly as possible,” said Greg
Lanting, Twin Falls City Mayor. “We are turning businesses
and jobs away because we can’t provide the wastewater capacity
that they need.”
Falls City Council will select numerous community members to
serve on the committee, which will have a critical role in
working with city council and staff to address infrastructure
inadequacies and explore possible funding solutions.
The City is currently conducting a
comprehensive and in-depth study of its wastewater and water
facilities, which will provide the committee with detailed
information about current and future needs. The committee will
be asked to use that information as well as input from the
community to find possible solutions to the wastewater and water
“It became real for me when I was
meeting with a large employer in Twin Falls that asked if they
could do a pretty significant expansion,” said Greg Lanting,
Twin Falls City Mayor. “We had to stand there and tell them ‘no’
because we don’t have the wastewater capacity.”
And that's how it's done. "War in the Context of