Saturday, February 13, 2016

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The Sixth Extinction, Secret Space Program, and The X-Files

By Olav Phillips  http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2016/01/the-sixth-extinction-secret-space-program-and-the-x-files/
It’s been an exciting 24hrs since the release of the new X-Files and frankly there was a lot to take in.  Chris Carter and his team have really presented us with a game changer scenario, and as a researcher I’m hooked to see what comes next.  To say it was an interesting episode is to put it mildly and there is a lot here to absorb.  So instead of dissecting the whole episode I would like to focus on the very end (with a little discussion about the middile) because I believe it gives us a clear indication about where this is going, it also happens to be one of my favorite sets of subjects.  Now before I get into the meat of this very important new element to the X-Files mythos I would like to remind people who have not seen it that this does classify as a spoiler so stop here and go watch it, then things will make a lot more sense. I also want to add – these things they discuss in the episode are very real which makes it all the more interesting.
THE X-FILES: Guest star Annet Mahendru. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ed Araquel/FOX
Ok so where to start – Lets start with the first bombshell Sveta.  So what’s Sveta’s deal? Sveta is very interesting because as she discusses her true abduction experience with Mulder she lets it slip that she does not believe her abductions were the product of aliens, but instead humans who abducted her to experiment on her and use her as an incubator to generator fetus’s which could be experimented upon. At one point she mentions that she could see there faces, human faces.  This is very interesting because it maps to a little known field in conspiracy theory called “MILAB” or the notion of Military abductions.  It turns out not all abductees believe they were take aboard UFOs, quite the contrary.  There is a small but growing group which claims their abductions were the by product of secret government eugenics programs of various sorts.  This also maps to the original claim by Barney Hill, which is also not spoken of much, that Betty and Barney Hill were abducted by humans (Described at that time as Nazi like) and then their subsequent memories were induced as Aliens to cover it up.  These screen memories are multi layered and usually result in an owl motif, which morphs to an alien which morphs to a man and the screening memory begins to fade.  This is particularly interesting in its ramifications   as related to Mulders final statements to Scully in the parking garage.
The Parking Garage – The Crucible
Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 9.49.23 PMA crucible is defined as a place or occasion of a severe test or trial, and I would suggest that the parking garage sequence is probably the greatest crucible, or test, of the entire X-Files. So why is that?  Simple – this next conversation represents a massive shift in thinking as compared to the entire series.  For nine seasons and two movies we have learned of the Alien Colonization program.  Entire websites, even sections of books, have been devoted to dismantling the science fiction out of the show to prove the colonization program is real.  It also represents a crucible for us, the viewers.  We are about to under take a massive paradigm shift, a paradigm shift I myself underwent many years ago when I realized the UFO phenomenon was in fact not aliens but red blooded humans. It’s a mind binder so why not start it with a simple message – “Don’t Give Up.” A all too real message for all of us.
Now there has long been a lot of discussion about Chris Carter and his writing team.  Were they being fed information for some nebulous disclosure or just very talented story tellers who taped into our collective zeitgeist to tell immersive story.  Chris Carter claims its all research, others claim its disinformation on a grand scale.  For me I think its little bit of everything.  It’s obvious these guys did their homework because in a collective consciousness where abductions  are generally accepted as alien in origin, the milab line of research is often not discussed.  So to know about Sveta and the milab theories represents digging.  I would also suggest they hear things.  I’m sure every Tom, Dick, and Harry is coming to Chris Carter’s office with a story to tell about their involvement in the secret program.  Some are real, many are not  but either way if you tell a gifted story teller a story they are going to incorporate it.
Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 10.24.43 PMOk so the crucible, and the really important stuff.  So at minute 39 we are left with Scully, a bit confused, staring at her car and this message when who should emerge from the darkness but Mulder and now the grand statement:

There’s something called the Venus syndrome. It’s a runaway global warming scenario that leads us to the brink of the Sixth Extinction. Those with means will prepare to move off the planet into space, which has already been weaponized against the poor, huddled masses of humanity that haven’t been exterminated by the uber-violent fascist elites. If you believe in that kind of thing.
Ok so what are we really seeing here? Lets take it by the numbers:

      1. The Venus Syndrome – This is a very real term originally taken from James Hansen’s book – Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save. It is the title of Chapter 11 and refers to a rapid onset Green House Effect, much like Venus.  Rapid onset global warming?  Hansen has taken a lot of flack but this idea of an inevitable green house scenario coming to the Earth is very old.  In 1957 Roger Revelle of Scripps Oceanographic Institute released a study which showed that the earth could not keep up with CO2 discharges from mass industrialization and as he put it

“Human beings are now carrying out a large scale geophysical experiment of a kind that could not have happened in the past nor be reproduced in the future.”
More recently another emanate scientist named Guy McPherson has also started to talk about it.  McPherson believes that we are as little as 20 years away from a rapid onset green house effect.  McPherson tells a compelling story which should be listened to and he has now devoted his life to spreading the information around.
So this is a VERY real thing.

      1.  The Sixth Extinction – Also very real.  The idea of the Sixth Extinction comes from the book The Sixth Extinction written by Elizabeth Kolbert and argues, very successfully, that we are currently in the waining days of a man-made sixth mass extinction event. The idea being is that through history we can chart five other mass extinctions caused by various means (Temperature changes, meteorite impacts etc..) but the last one, the sixth, is caused by us and will inevitably doom us as a unified culture.
      2. Those with the means will move off the planet into space – This is a very telling statement and maps directly, as does this entire monologue, to Alternative Three.  The basic idea here is that the Earth is becoming uninhabitable. The Elite, the people with means, leave to go to Mars and setup shop there until things cool off.  There is much much more to this but this is the basic idea.  You can read the rest in The Secret Space Age if you are interested in proof that Mulder’s entire monologue is accurate. It is VERY accurate, and there is proof everywhere including the Secret Space Program which exists to not only transport but protect the elites as they move away.  This is also a motif we see in Ridley Scott’s epic “Blade Runner” were we basically see the idea of the Venus Syndrome come to fruition.  There are other examples like “Quintet” and “Snow Piercer” but Blade Runner is by far the most immersive, atmospheric and for my money the best representation.
      3. …which has already been weaponized against the poor, huddled masses of humanity that haven’t been exterminated by the uber-violent fascist elites. – Again part of the Alternative Three scenario.  As the elites leave the poor huddles masses elements of the 4th Reich step in to maintain order as the surface becomes less habitable.  This is possible due to Alternative Two which called for the building of massive underground facilities like Site R in the US, Svalbard – the seed vault in Norway or Mt. Yamantau in Russia.  The facilities will protect B and C grade functionaries who, through their secret Gladio like armies, can control the Earth.  This also relates to the Disaster camps (ie FEMA Camps) as well as the reports of food hoarding, ammunition hoarding and medicine stock pilling we seem to hear about every day.
Another Interesting Thing
I also wanted to point out one other interesting element of the new X-Files.  There is a discussion about a ARV or Alien Replica Vehicle.  Joel McHale, who does an excellent job as a dramatic television personality, takes Mulder to see a secret aircraft which apparently uses alien technology (see below), we also see a flying triangle blowup Sveta’s car at the end of the episode.  This is interesting because in some part of the conspiracy world, like the one I live in, we have long believed that the triangular aircraft seen in our skies, and sometimes in abductions, were human in origin and it turns out they do exist.  In fact awhile back I came across a video of a triangle, which looks very much like the one which blows up Sveta’s car, flying through the sky.  The interesting thing about this video is that it passes under a star and you can see the adaptive camouflage activate. Click here to read more about that.
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This new X-Files series is very interesting for so many reasons.  It seems to be charting to a new area of research and focusing on an Alternative Three scenario, which is uncomfortably close to home and represents a massive paradigm shift from where Carter took it before.  The original was very much based on Behold a Pale Horse but this new series has abandoned that and is going in a exciting new direction.
There was a lot to absorb, but it appears to be tracking to fact in many ways so I’m curious to see how far they take it, or are allowed to take it.  I hope when the mini series is complete they go to a full show because these are very important topics to explore and the content being showed, all be it dramatically, is VERY real.
The Truth is Out There, but in this new landscape you very much cannot trust anyone….

Invisible Warfare – Geophysical Weapons of the Secret Government

by Jerry E. Smith http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2013/01/invisible-warfare-geophysical-weapons-of-the-secret-government/
“Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.” – William S. Cohen, U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1997
The above startling statement was made during a Q&A session following Secretary Cohen’s keynote address to a Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy. At the time he was speaking in his official capacity as United States Secretary of Defense, so this statement can be taken as an official understanding of the U.S. government.
After events like the 2004 Asian tsunami and 2005’s record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season, many people have wondered just how “natural” those disasters were. Could terrorists or rogue states, or even the U.S. government, have been involved? Is it really possible to “alter the climate, set off earthquakes and volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves”?
While the military’s use of electromagnetic waves (radio and other frequency weapons) is exceedingly difficult to prove, there are indeed many such weapons systems out there, both on the drawing board and in the arsenal. One discussed recently in the mainstream press is the Vehicle Mounted Active Denial System (VMADS), which is like a giant microwave oven designed for crowd control. It heats the skin of those on whom it is trained to 180 degrees in less than two seconds. But it’s a far cry from stunning protesters to altering the climate or setting off earthquakes — or is it?

Altering the Climate

Control of the weather, at least to some degree, is an established and expanding field of scientific and commercial endeavor. For example, BusinessWeek reported on 24 October 2005: “Rainmaking and hail prevention are considered established arts in some countries. China has 35,000 people engaged in weather management, and it spends $40 million a year on alleviating droughts or stemming hail that would damage crops.” In the U.S. this activity is mainly confined to local governments and privately owned commercial enterprises, like Weather Modification, Inc. (WMI) of Fargo, North Dakota. WMI provides services to universities, governmental agencies, and private sector entities across the country and around the world, including hail suppression in Argentina, snowpack augmentation in Idaho, and cloud seeding in Nevada.
Intentional hostile control of the weather and other environmental processes is collectively called geophysical warfare. In his chapter entitled “How to Wreck the Environment,” in the 1968 book, Unless Peace Comes, Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald wrote: “The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy.”
At the time he penned those words Dr. MacDonald was Associate Director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was also a member of the President’s Science Advisory Committee, and was later made a member of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. In an article entitled simply “Space” (in Toward the Year 2018, 1968), Dr. MacDonald elaborated on the possibilities of geophysical warfare:
By the year 2018, technology will make available to the leaders of the major nations a variety of techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be apprised. One nation may attack a competitor covertly by bacteriological means, thoroughly weakening the population (though with a minimum of fatalities) before taking over with its own overt armed forces. Alternatively, techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm, thereby weakening a nation’s capacity and forcing it to accept the demands of the competitor.
If, as Dr. MacDonald wrote, only a few in the military or scientific community need know what is actually taking place, how would the general public know if such a war were being fought? Were the dead and displaced of New Orleans victims of an invisible battle? Many people around the world are convinced that a covert weather war has, in fact, been raging for years, possibly decades.
Dr. MacDonald was also a member of the Board of Directors of the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit federally funded R&D company. He was also a member of two organizations that have been accused of engaging in globalist conspiracies by anti-New World Order researchers: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the secretive JASON Group. The CFR, with such related organizations as the Trilateral Commission and the World Federalist Association, is a prominent supporter of globalization and of global governance schemes, as can be read in their own magazine Foreign Affairs. JASON is a select group of world class scientists who conduct studies for different agencies of the U.S. government. JASON was created in the 1950s as an elite division within the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) one of the nation’s highest level military think tanks.
Dr. MacDonald published numerous papers and articles on future weapons technology in which he may have been doing more than merely speculating. His position at the top of the Military-Industrial-Academic pyramid gave him an unobstructed view of what was really on the drawing boards. He died under suspicious circumstances and some researchers believe he was taken out for revealing too much. He wrote of such coming “advances” as manipulation or control of the weather and climate, including destructive use of ocean waves and melting or destabilizing of the polar ice caps; intentional ozone depletion; triggering earthquakes; and control of the human brain by utilizing the earth’s energy fields. Today the polar ice caps are indeed melting and holes in the ozone layer are growing. Could these be the handiwork of advanced weapons?
Project Faultless
Scientists around the world have recognized and documented several mechanisms by which human activities have resulted in earthquakes. Scientists from the Institute of Dynamics of Geospheres at the Russian Academy of Sciences have observed:
Induced seismicity, or seismic activity caused directly by human involvement, has been detected as a result of water filling large surface reservoirs, development of mineral, geothermal and hydrocarbon resources, waste injection, underground nuclear explosions and large-scale construction projects. If the stress change is big enough, it can cause an earthquake, either by fracturing the rock mass — in the case of mining or underground explosions — or by causing rock to slip along existing zones of weakness.
Underground nuclear explosions have set off earthquakes. The best documented of these occurred deep in the vast Nevada desert in 1968. Under the codename “Project Faultless,” the U.S. government set off a nuclear weapon on a fault line to see if they could induce an earthquake — and got one! The U.S. has been engaged in testing nuclear weapons since 16 July 1945, when the atomic test code-named “Trinity” was conducted near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Project Faultless was detonated on 19 January 1968 at a depth of 3,200 feet below ground surface in a remote part of Nevada. Officially, Faultless was designed to study the behavior and characteristics of seismic signals generated by nuclear detonations and to differentiate them from seismic signals generated by naturally occurring earthquakes. It was intentionally placed on a fault line to see if the high yield explosion would set off an earthquake. It has been argued that the scientists in charge were convinced that such was impossible, hence the name “faultless.”
Michon Mackedon has served as Vice Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Nuclear Projects since 1986. She tells us the story of this successfully induced, albeit seemingly unintentional earthquake in her article, “Project Faultless: Central Nevada’s Near Miss as an Atomic Proving Ground”:
It has been said that the Trinity test let the nuclear genie out of the bottle, but it learned to dance on the deserts of Nevada. In 1951, the Nevada Test Site (NTS), located 90 miles north of Las Vegas was selected to serve as the nation’s continental atomic proving ground.
Over the next four decades, The Nevada Test Site became home to 928 nuclear tests. One hundred of the tests conducted there were atmospheric tests — dropped by aircraft or exploded from towers, balloons, or cannons — producing the signature mushroom cloud and dangerous radioactive fallout. In 1963, under the terms of a Limited Test Ban Treaty signed by President Kennedy and Russia’s Kruschev, all the tests were moved underground. The remaining 828 NTS nuclear tests were conducted in shafts and tunnels. […]
The move to underground testing, while reducing fallout danger, produced ground motion which could be felt in Las Vegas. The larger the test the greater the ground motion: the swaying earth and occasional shattered glass window were making tourists, residents, and casino operators quite nervous. … [Casino owner] Howard Hughes stepped into the picture to add more pressure on the AEC to move megaton testing away from Las Vegas to central Nevada. Hughes became convinced that the increasingly large underground tests at NTS would ruin the Vegas gaming industry. He became quite vocal in his opposition to megaton testing at NTS, and his organization even tried to delay one of the larger NTS tests. …
On 19 June 1992 the U.S. conducted an underground atom bomb test at the NTS which was followed by another test just four days later. A series of heavy earthquakes as high as 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the Mojave Desert 176 miles to the south three days after the second test. Only 22 hours after that an “unrelated” earthquake of 5.6 struck less than twenty miles from the NTS itself. It was the biggest earthquake ever recorded near the test site. It caused one million dollars in damage to buildings at Yucca Mountain, the intended site of the nation’s high-level repository for radioactive waste. The Yucca Mountain facility was only fifteen miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.
In a statement issued on 14 July 1992 responding to the “understandable unease” expressed by the public, the Department of Energy (DoE) in Washington, D.C. — having conveniently forgotten Project Faultless — asserted the relationship between nuclear testing and earthquakes was “nonexistent.”
Evidence for this “nonexistent” connection may well be seen in events that occurred prior to the largest earthquake of the 20th Century, which took place in Tangshan in North-East China on 27 July 1976. It measured 8.2 and killed 800,000 people. Only five days earlier the French had tested a bomb in the Mururoa atoll in the Pacific. Four days later the United States tested a bomb in Nevada. Twenty-four hours later the earthquake hit China. Merely a “coincidence”? Many scientists don’t think so. For example, New Scientist reported on 12 October 1978:
Geophysicists in Germany and England believe the 1978 earthquake in Tabas, Iran, in which at least twenty-five thousand people were killed, may have been triggered by an underground nuclear explosion. … British seismologists believe the Tabas earthquake implies a nuclear test that has gone awry. … Moreover, a seismic laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, recorded a Soviet nuclear test of unusual size — ten megatons — at Semipalitinsk only thirty-six hours before. … One German scientist specifically implicated this test in the origin of Tabas disaster.
It Starts with a Ripple
Another scientist studying the link between nukes and earthquakes is Gary T. Whiteford, Professor of Geography at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Whiteford made a study of all earthquakes of the 20th Century that were stronger than 5.8 on the Richter scale. “Below that intensity,” he explained, “some earthquakes would have passed unrecorded in the earlier part of the century when measuring devices were less sensitive and less ubiquitous. But for bigger quakes the records are detailed and complete for the entire planet.”
Whiteford plotted the earthquake rate for the first half of the century, before nuclear testing, and compared it to the rate for 1950 to 1988. His data showed that in the fifty years prior to testing, large earthquakes of more than 5.8 occurred at an average rate of 68 per year. With the advent of nuclear weapons testing the earthquake rate rose “suddenly and dramatically” to a nearly doubled average of 127 a year.
As Whiteford comments, “The geographical patterns in the data, with a clustering of earthquakes in specific regions matched to specific test dates and sites, do not support the easy and comforting explanation of ‘pure coincidence.’ It is a dangerous coincidence.”
If Whiteford’s correlations are correct, more than a million people may have died in earthquakes triggered by nuclear tests. Of course, the governments of the nuclear nations claim these results are merest coincidence. Officially, the DoE maintains that even their most powerful nuclear tests had no impact beyond a radius of fifteen miles. Whiteford speculated that although the reverberations may fade within fifteen miles of a test, they are merely the first ripple of a wave that travels through the planet’s crust and spreads around the globe.
In a 1991 interview with California State seismologist, Dr. Lalliana Mualchin, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation inquired into the long-term effects of nuclear weapons testing. Mualchin was asked if the cumulative effect of testing might be to trigger earthquakes and volcanoes. His answer was: “A single nuclear test may have little effect on the earth, like that of an insect biting an elephant. But the cumulative effect might move the earth’s tectonic plates in a manner similar to how a swarm of insects might start an elephant running.”
Mualchin added, “If an insect bites an elephant in a sensitive spot, such as an eye or an ear, then there might be a vast movement out of all proportion to the size of the bite.” This statement is a stunning analogy to Dr. Gordon MacDonald’s assertion that, “The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy.”
Earthquakes and Electromagnetic Waves
Let’s return to Secretary Cohen’s contention that eco-terrorists may be able to produce earthquakes using electromagnetic waves. Perhaps, as the DoE maintains, a nuke really cannot transfer physical mechanical energy beyond a few miles but what if it is something else? Could the wave that Whiteford spoke of have an electromagnetic component?
The Washington Times reported 29 March 1992 on the incidence of extremely low frequency (ELF) radio signals being associated with earthquakes, stating: “Satellites and ground sensors detected mysterious radio waves or related electrical magnetic activity before major earthquakes in Southern California during 1986-87, Armenia in 1988, and Japan and Northern California in 1989.” An Athens University physicist was also reported to have observed electromagnetic signals in six out of seven quakes in Greece over several years.
Scientists have demonstrated that under certain conditions, and if subjected to high enough pressure, crystals can be forced to give off a flow of electricity, called piezoelectricity. These earthquake precursor signals, then, could have been the result of tectonically induced piezoelectricity. That is, pressure in the earth’s crust could squeeze some types of rocks so hard that they discharge electricity. The electrical flow would have electromagnetic effects, including a “broadcast” in the ELF range.
Elizabeth A. Rauscher Ph.D. was a staff researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in Berkeley, California, for over nineteen years and taught at Berkeley, Stanford, J.F. Kennedy University and the University of Nevada. She holds three U.S. patents with Dr. William L. Van Bise, Sc.D., an electrical engineer. They called the Earthquake Prediction Registry at the Library of Congress on 8 January 1994 to report impending events likely to occur within thirty days. Unique signals from the earth indicated that one or more quakes would occur in or near the Los Angeles area. The Northridge quake struck nine days later on 17 January. Unusual surges of signals from 3.8 to 4.0 Hz were recorded beginning two weeks before the quake.
Previously, Drs. Rauscher and Van Bise had attended an International Workshop held at Lake Arrowhead, California, 14-17 June 1992 with the title: “Low Frequency Electrical Precursors: Fact or Fiction?” Rauscher and Van Bise presented a paper on measurements of ELF signals. Rauscher announced that a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake would strike “in the region of the conference, very soon.” On 28 June the Landers quake, (M7.5), struck 44 miles east of the conference site; several hours later Big Bear Lake, only twenty miles east, was hit by a M6.6 temblor.
ELF waves may be a natural component of earthquake phenomena. The question is, by mimicking natural forces or by exploiting weaknesses in nature as Dr. MacDonald suggested, could the military, rogue states or terrorists cause earthquakes by generating the right sort of ELF waves?
Scalar Weapons
Another possibility is use of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to generate earthquakes. An EMP is a burst of radiation released as part of a nuclear explosion. The EMP is essentially an electric field and a magnetic field moving away from the blast. The electromagnetic pulse burns out electronic circuitry, destroying communications systems, computers, and other sophisticated electronic instruments. An EMP released by a single large nuclear explosion over the central United States could cause an electrical blackout devastating the entire country.
According to Defense News 13-19 April 1992, the U.S. deployed an electromagnetic pulse weapon in Desert Storm (Gulf War I). The EMP not only exists, but means have been found to generate it artificially and to use it as a weapon. If the EMP is the part of the atom bomb explosion that triggers distant earthquakes, it is but a short step to building EMP/earthquake weapons.
Some researchers, like Capt. Bruce L. Cathie, believe that the Earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic field that exists in more than four dimensions. If true, this could explain a lot of effects without discernable cause events, and the existence of an entire class of weapons undreamt of in conventional Newtonian physics, known as “scalar” weapons.
Dr. Andrija Puharich was an experimental researcher and physician, and one of the world’s leading “mad” scientists with numerous patents granted in medicine and electronics. Puharich designed devices emitting extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves that he believed could affect the mind.
In January 1978, Dr. Puharich issued a detailed research paper entitled “Global Magnetic Warfare: A Layman’s View of Certain Artificially Induced Unusual Effects On The Planet Earth during 1976 and 1977.” He was primarily looking into the Soviet experiments with a technology originally developed by the Yugoslavian-American genius Nicola Tesla, called the Tesla Magnifying Transmitter (TMT). Controlled earthquakes, he believed, were part and parcel of that work. Of them he wrote: “Of the many great earthquakes of 1976, there is one that demands special attention — the July 28, 1976 Tangshan, China earthquake.”
Earlier, we examined that quake and the possibility that French and American nukes could have triggered it. Puharich also believed that it was artificially induced. Some of his evidence was reflected in a piece in the New York Times which reported that on 5 June 1977, “just before the first tremor at 3:42 AM, the sky lit up ‘like daylight.’ The multi-hued lights, mainly white and red, were seen up to 200 miles away. Leafs on many trees were burned to a crisp and growing vegetables were scorched on one side, as if by a fireball.”
In FER DE LANCE: A Briefing On Soviet Scalar Electromagnetic Weapons, Lt. Col Thomas E. Bearden (ret), Ph.D. contends that “the future of humanity has been hi-jacked for more than fifty years by the weaponization of scalar electromagnetics and … the Western scientific community has been blind-sided by dogmatic adherence to 1867 electrical theory.” Lecturing at a symposium of the United States Psychotronics Association in 1981, Bearden defined the Soviet weapons as TMTs:
Tesla found that he could set up standing waves … in the molten core of the earth, or, just set it up through the rocks, the telluric activity in the rocks would furnish activity into these waves and one would get more potential energy in those waves than he put in. He called the concept, the magnifying transmitter.
Bearden elsewhere described the working of TMTs:
They will go through anything. What you do is set up a standing wave through the Earth and the molten core of the Earth begins to feed that wave (We are talking Tesla now). When you have that standing wave, you have set up a triode. What you’ve done is that the molten core of the earth is feeding the energy and its like your signal … is gating the gate of a triode. … If you change the frequency one way (dephase it) you dump the energy up in the atmosphere beyond the point on the other side of the earth that you focused upon. You start ionizing the air, you can change the weather flow patterns (jet streams, etc.), you can change all that if you dump it gradually … you influence the heck out of the weather … its a great weather machine.
Could this be what Secretary of Defense William Cohen was referring to in his Q&A session on eco-terrorism and WMDs when he stated it was possible to “alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves”? In the use of these alleged weapons we see all of these factors combined.
If it is possible to set off earthquakes via electromagnetic waves or other means, can tsunamis be caused by underwater earthquakes? Bearden claims that after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian scientists sold this technology to other hostile elements such as the Yakusa, the Japanese “Mafia,” who used it to create the 2004 Asian tsunami.
This brings us back to Secretary of Defense Cohen’s claim that terrorists possess this technology. It is really possible? Or, it is all just a vast hoax intended to frighten us into demanding more big government?
©2007, Jerry E. Smith. Jerry has been a writer, editor and activist for nearly four decades. In the early 1990s, he was the Executive Director of the National UFO Museum in Reno, Nevada. His bibliography of published works includes scores of articles and reviews, over a dozen ghost-written books, and three non-fiction works published by Adventures Unlimited Press: Weather Warfare: The Military’s Plan to Draft Mother Nature (2006), HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy (1998), and Secrets of the Holy Lance: The Spear Of Destiny In History & Legend (2005), co-authored with George Piccard, author of Liquid Conspiracy: JFK, LSD, the CIA, Area 51, and UFOs (1999).
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

MONKEY WRENCH: THE EXPERIMENT IS OVER

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MONKEY WRENCH

THE EXPERIMENT IS OVER

I am always in awe of what I am seeing in the new X-Files. Even though there have been a tremendous amount of monster investigations that both Mulder and Scully are investigating, there has to be a satisfying ending to the six episode return. I am thinking what it all leads to is beyond what scientists call, evolution.
In my book, “Riding the Shock Wave,” I come to some bizarre conclusions that shatter some of the accepted views on creation, common descent and evolution. While I have made it clear that I believe God is not a magician, I can say God is an omnipotent scientist and whether it sounds alien or not the god we worship and all gods who dwell in the sky are extra-terrestrial. There is the one true God the people of Earth revere, however, many debate on how define this god. They argue over his name, and in some cases, do not dare to mention it.
However, there are basic allegories that have been given to us by a lot of the myth makers, prophets and writers of our time that may in fact, know more than they care to reveal.
Many reveal things through fiction, and that fiction becomes part of the predictive programming process and the revelation of the method becomes commonly accepted truth in the zeitgeist.
Using a science fiction metaphor from the mind of Arthur C. Clarke, we see a humming, mysterious monolithic stone slab, a technological machine belonging to aliens in space, one of hundreds of such monoliths sent to Earth to test, teach and transform the apes into higher-order, intelligent beings. Once the ape touches the slab, his mental awareness increases.
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Later that day, this leader of the apes discovers he can use dried bones as weapons. The “enlightened” apes gain domination in the animal world, establish their territorial domain, and take an evolutionary step or leap toward being more like humans – a process where the message was sent from a higher intelligence and was received causing change in the mind of that which the “God Power” influenced. The “Monolithic God” gives the primitive hominid the knowledge to create weapons and tools, tools he uses to create similar monoliths in order to meet his “maker.”
However, it has also been recorded that when man had made monoliths in order to get closer to the Gods, the Gods became angry and came down to destroy the buildings he made. Once again, extra- terrestrial forces wreak havoc on mankind’s progress and wipes out a civilization.
We all know of the interventions spoken of in the Bible; however, no one really knows a history that may come before the Cambrian, Pre-Cambrian or even Jurassic eras. Movies like Prometheus give us tales of aliens that were part of the engineering of the human species, some 200,000 years ago, with a few of them offering up their lives so the components of the their DNA could be used in ancient ritualistic panspermia.
Alien intervention and the possibilities of ancient aliens is now a hot topic for history buffs to report. The alien questions have been raised from the times of the early establishment of the Catholic Church to now and the images of these beings can be seen in ancient tablets and on the walls of the various ancient structures.
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In some places on the planet, we can look on the sides of caves and the walls of rock. These cave markings show a different look for these gods. Many with halos of light, large eyes and in some cases protective coverings for the head and the body that today are worn by people in religious respect.
Religion itself has created fictional imagery of God or the gods. We only see gods in robes standing amongst the marble columns. It is imagery given to us from the Roman and the Greek.
The human race has a rich cosmic history and mankind will hopefully find itself at a place in time where that cosmic history will have to be honored in order for us to understand what the real purpose of our existence is.
Most of us have found purpose through various religious beliefs and practices. However, digging deeper beyond the mainstream dogma is hidden history, truth that somehow is escaping us in this time. It is vital we have a hint or a clue about what is in store for the planet, cosmically.
All of these ancient civilizations had knowledge of what was out there in the stars. They communed with what they called, Gods, and had written about travelers that moved across the sky and came down to speak with mankind.
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They also spoke of creation and how the Earth was like a vast garden planted by the Gods and we were the fruits of their labors. It has been speculated for quite some time that mankind did not have its beginning here on Earth.
Many other ancient creation stories claim that mankind’s beginning happened on another planet, perhaps Mars or some other unknown planet yet to be discovered by our scientists.
It has been written by the Sumerians that the first man came from the planet Nibiru, while etymology of the first man, Adam indicates that he may have been formed elsewhere. He was the product of either star dust or red dirt or mud from another planet, perhaps Mars.
The Hebrew name for man is pronounced “aw-dawm.” The name, Adam, came from that and is also related to the Hebrew, “o aw-dawm-ah,” which means man of red clay or red Earth. According to the Old Testament, a group of gods planted a garden eastward in Eden and a man-made from red clay was created to tend the garden that was seeded by these Gods.
There have been authors who have written that the entire creation was the aftermath of an exodus from Mars or some other planet and the way the Earth was seeded with life is through a bombardment of comets and meteors that carried the building blocks for life. These celestial bodies were actually launched from this unknown planet for Earth.
We all know of a spiritual side to our existence, but for clarity’s sake, let’s stick to the physical part of our sudden appearance on Earth as a species some 180,000 to 250,000 years ago.
I say “sudden” because we’ve not really undergone dramatic physical evolutionary changes since then, which makes it hard for us all to comprehend the idea that evolution is slowly taking place and we are destined to become something more than human.
However, there are some scientists that are saying in our time, this whole evolution process has ended. They surmise that when it comes to human evolution or natural selection – this is as good as it gets.
There is a commonality that lessens the blow to creationists who are staunch non-believers in evolution and that is the idea of common descent that all living creatures on Earth share a common, remote ancestor and the “Sixth Extinction,” where mankind has stopped natural selection by its own free will.
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In our biblical teachings we are told in Genesis that God declared everything He had created was “very good,” and we can reasonably assume that prior to their fall, Adam and Eve were perfect in body and mind. They were, in fact, created to live forever since death had not yet entered God’s creation.
However, after fall at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, God cursed the ground and, thereafter, Adam and Eve became mortals — before they could not die, and they were then commended to multiply their seed – from there we can somehow surmise we descended from one common ancestor, of which became aware that it was important to maintain the species.
It is obvious God didn’t create everything at once and the original models of human and animal were obviously in need of upgrades for survival. This would require knowledge, something that arguably would have had to be less primitive and more advanced.
Then we read, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the Earth.”
I believe this was the creator saying that populating the Earth will help with the development of resources and the next phase of “industrialization” will have to come with higher intelligence.
Five hundred years after the creation of Adam – Jubal a descendant of Cain had developed the harp and the flute while his half-brother, Tubal-Cain, had developed bronze and iron.
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I am sure people really can’t comprehend the idea of how the Bible indicates how man in the times of Genesis had advanced knowledge of chemistry. The making of iron required that a certain ore had to be extracted, then mixed with a specific mineral and heated to extremely high temperatures.
Bronze of course, requires less heat but the chemistry is more complicated. This was not accomplished through evolutionary accidents. These half-brothers or even Adam himself had to have been taught this chemistry from a higher intelligence.
You can call that higher intelligence God, or your mind can trail off into Ancient Alien theories – either way, you have to wonder how these antediluvian men possessed such intelligence.
Today, we are hearing from militant environmentalists and climate change believers that it is industrialization that has put us in the environmental predicament we are in today. Industrialization was the right and natural thing for man to accomplish as it has helped in our survival and our comfort.
However, the abuses of industry have made its mark on the planet and our responsibility for healthy creation has also been neglected. Many use the excuse of dominion and how man dominates the king of the food chain.
We forget there is a responsibility that comes with the idea of dominion and even though the animals are ours to use and eat, and the plants are there for our consumption, we should not be messing with them.
Today, science tells us we are all at fault for the decline in life and health. However, science is not looking into its contribution to the mess and decline that we are seeing in this world.
Everything is indicating there has been a monkey wrench thrown into our evolution and the experiment of mankind being the caretaker of planet Earth is expiring.
Much has been said recently about racial diversity and the idea through ethno-engineering and multicultural programming, we will somehow wake up and decide that we can all get along. However, biodiversity is a topic that is far more important to the planet and our survival.
The scientists’ analysis, published in the open-access journal Science Advances, follows up on more than a decade’s worth of warnings about a rapid loss of global biodiversity. Many experts say the loss has risen to the scale seen during five previous global extinction events — the most recent of which occurred 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs died off.
I have always wondered why we have been so lucky to survive so long as other civilizations have been wiped from the earth. Now we know that little by little we will have to change how we feel about life because we are literally surrounded by death.
The team behind the new study, led by Gerardo Ceballos of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, tried to address such concerns by doubling the commonly cited background rate — going from one species extinction per million species per year to two extinctions. And for the current rate, they turned to a list maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — which they characterized as a conservative accounting.
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Based on those figures, the extinction rate since 1900 has been eight to 100 times higher than the expected background rate, the researchers said. “The particularly high losses in the last several decades accentuate the increasing severity of the modern extinction crisis,” they reported.
Many of the causes for biodiversity loss have been traced to industrialization, deforestation and other, less obvious human factors.
Things like resistant bacteria and funguses have killed many species. Since the late 1990s, US scientists have warned us about unprecedented number of fungal and fungal-like diseases, which have recently caused some of the most severe die-offs and extinctions ever witnessed in wild species and which are jeopardizing food security.
Scientists are also saying that the human species itself could eventually fall victim to the sixth extinction.
The sixth extinction is not happening over night and there is no reason to panic, however there is reason to believe that it is underway and that over 50 to 100 years time we may be seeing a deterioration of life expectancy if the environment becomes more toxic.
The toxicity levels in the air, water, and food and are expedient dangers, more so than the phantom menace of climate change.
According to some scientists, our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s resiliency. The loss of biodiversity is the most urgent of the environmental problems, as biodiversity is critical to ecosystem services and human health. And the main culprit is the modern chemical-intensive industrialized system of food and agriculture.
Our over-reliance on chemicals in agriculture are causing irreparable harm to all beings on this planet. Most of these chemicals are known to cause illness, and they have likely been causing illnesses for many years. But until recently, the herbicides have never been sprayed directly on food crops and never in this massive quantity.
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Human disease patterns correlate remarkably well with the rate of glyphosate usage on corn, soy and wheat crops.
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs fit into a wider agenda for depopulating the planet.
We are thwarting the evolutionary growth of human beings and we are halting our common descent my tampering with natural selection. Apart from the Darwinian arguments for or against, another part of natural selection is the idea of maintaining the health and fitness of an existing population.
Clearly, modern medicine and the welfare state have brought an effective end to natural selection – and soon we will have to grapple with the return of eugenics as we proceed with introducing to the gene pool three parent babies, chimeras, clones, and genetically designed children.
We have already been warned about the environmental, social and industrial threat of overpopulation. The solution according to the elite is the removal of a lot of people on the planet.
In May 2009, some of the richest people in the US met at the home of Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize-winning biochemist and President of Rockefeller University in Manhattan, to discuss ways of tackling a ‘disastrous’ environmental, social and industrial threat of overpopulation. The meeting was hosted by David Rockefeller Jr. These same individuals have met several times since to develop a strategy in which population growth would be tackled.
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The Rockefeller Foundation was involved in extensive financing of eugenics research in league with some of the US’s most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. The explicit aim of the eugenics lobby funded by wealthy élite families, such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Harriman and others since the 1920s, has embodied what they termed, “negative eugenics,” the systematic killing off of “undesired bloodlines.”
The Rockefeller Foundation funded the earliest research on GMOs, the effectiveness of vaccines, and other ways to begin that depopulation plan. There appears to be an intentional or designed increase in Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, congenital anomalies and a growing burden of disability, particularly from mental disorders in the United States.
It appears that the plans to depopulate are already underway and all with plausible deniability. If they don’t kill you with chemicals they can make laws keeping you from reproducing which adds to something called, zero population growth.
The recent Zika Virus scare has created a controversy over reproductive rights because the disease is believed to be the leading cause of microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age.
The governments of El Salvador and various other Latin American countries, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador as well as Jamaica, have advised that women hold off on getting pregnant. El Salvador went as far as to urge women to hold back on having children until 2018.
Reproductive rights activists are outraged that the Salvadoran government would make this recommendation in country where women have no legal options to terminate a pregnancy if they are concerned about birth defects.
Salvadoran law “criminalizes abortion on all grounds, including when the mother’s life or health is in danger, and in cases of rape.
However, now this viral epidemic may change a society’s feelings on abortion, which of course is another form of depopulation.
It was a Rubella (German measles) outbreak in the United States that did the same thing. In the 1960s, abortion was illegal in the United States. Rubella was linked to congenital Rubella syndrome in fetuses, which causes deafness, sight problems, heart problems and microcephaly, to name a few medical issues.
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The severity of the effects of Rubella virus on the fetus depends largely on the time when the fetus is infected: Eighty-five percent of fetuses infected in the first trimester of pregnancy were likely to be affected.
Between 1964 and 1965, there were an estimated 12.5 million Rubella cases in the U.S., resulting in 2,000 newborn deaths and 20,000 babies with congenital Rubella syndrome.
Even though abortion was against U.S. law, illicit abortions were practiced at the time. According to the CDC, cases of Rubella resulted in 11,250 therapeutic or spontaneous abortions. It wasn’t until 1973 that abortions were legal in the United States.
Could this be part of some organized program to depopulate these areas of Latin America?
Today, life has become dispensable; we discard the poor and indigent, we create tens of thousands of dead, when we bomb countries and make war. The war effort is going to kill many times that number of innocent people in pursuit of terrorists while police brutality is also killing innocent people. There are tens of thousands of unnecessary infant deaths due to lack of water purification in some areas, GMO’s are creating diseases and tumors in people and the best we can do is demand that every one chip in and pay your carbon tax to eliminate climate change.
I am beginning to believe that chimpanzees are for more advanced than most of our leadership.
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Trojan Horse Arguments and the GMO Issue: Indian Food and Agriculture Under Attack

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In 2013, India’s former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar accused US companies of derailing the nation’s oilseeds production programme. Similar claims had been made before. For instance, we could revisit the 1998 mustard oil tragedy. At the time, Rajasthan Oil Industries Association claimed that a “conspiracy” was being hatched to undermine the mustard oil trade and charged that the “invisible hands of the multinationals” were involved (see the article ‘Monsanto and the Mustard Seed
India was almost self-sufficient in edible oils by the mid-1990s. Its farmers met 97% of domestic need. However, its edible oil import bill has increased dramatically since then. By 2013, India was the world’s second biggest importer of edible oils. Food and trade policy analyst Devinder Sharma notes that between 2006-07 and 2011-12 alone edible oil imports rose by 380%.
Sharma asserts self-sufficiency was not palatable to international financial institutions, and that, under pressure from the World Bank, India began to reduce the import tariffs on edible oils and imports then began to increase. The impact has been felt by millions of farmers. Instead of paying Indonesian, Malaysian, American and Brazilian farmers from where India imports edible oils, he argues the effort should be to support domestic farmers.
India meets more than half its cooking oil requirements through imports, with palm oil shipped from Indonesia and Malaysia and soybean oil from the US, Brazil and Argentina. Notwithstanding the environmental damage resulting from industrial-size mono-crop plantations (see this on palm oil in Indonesia and this on soy in Brazil), soybean imports are expected to grow even more and further threaten domestic cultivation.
In an editorial piece for Kisan Ki Awaaz (National Voice of the Farmers) in November 2015, Kishan Bir Chaudhary highlights the trend to undermine indigenous production by noting the move to completely wipe out India’s soybean cultivation. The large-scale import of soybean meal is being contemplated at cheap prices from South America, China and USA, which would flood the Indian market. This is despite there being a more than adequate quantity of soybean meal available from locally produced soybean.
Currently, the import of soybean meal is freely permitted, with a low customs duty. Soybean prices in the exporting countries are between 30% to 40% lower because of huge subsidies. This could leave few outlets for indigenous production.
Although current laws do not permit the import of any GMO-based food or feed item into India, the fear is importers may ship in GMO soybean and soybean meal at cheap rates, which will get cleared at ports without testing for the presence of GMOs.
Chaudhary notes India’s soybean farmers are under pressure due to: the import of GM cheap soybean meal; a clamour for the import of soybean itself; the discouragement of soy cultivation by political leaders; and the active involvement of foreign seed and pesticide companies in promoting GM Soy cultivation.
He calls for an immediate ban on soybean imports as well as for customs officers to uphold the law of the land with regard to prohibiting the import of GMOs by carrying out proper checks in government laboratories.
With risks of GM entering India via imports clear, we are also currently witnessing the push to get GM mustard (and other crops) commercialised and grown in Indian fields. The justification being put forward for this if that GM mustard is a high-yielding crop, but, more importantly, it would diminish the reliance on edible oil imports.
These arguments are little more than smokescreens to divert attention from 1) the actual reality of increased import costs and the associated running down of indigenous agriculture, which stem from trade policies driven by the vested interests of global agribusiness, and 2) myths about the efficacy of GM. Such Trojan horse logic is being used to ease the entry of GMOs into India.
And such entry is at risk of being done by by-passing proper processes and procedures in what Aruna Rodrigues calls a case of “unremitting fraud” and by side-lining four high-level reports advising against the adoption of these crops in India (the ‘Jairam Ramesh Report’ of February 2010, imposing an indefinite moratorium on Bt Brinjal; the ‘Sopory Committee Report’ [August 2012]; the ‘Parliamentary Standing Committee’ [PSC] Report on GM crops [August 2012]; and the ‘Technical Expert Committee [TEC] Final Report’ [June-July 2013]).
As far as the claim GM producing better yields, Devinder Sharma points out that in the US, crop yields of GM soy have been found 4% to 20% less than non-GM varieties. Whether it concerns soy, mustard or just about any other GM crop, the claims that GM produces increased yields is a myth.
If GM cannot increase yields even in the US, where high-input, irrigated, heavily subsidized commodity farming is the norm, it is irresponsible to assume that it would improve yields in the Global South, where farmers may literally bet their farms and livelihoods on a crop.
The above quote is from the report GMO Myths and Truths, which provides evidence in support of Sharma’s claims.
And farmers have indeed ‘bet’ their farms and livelihoods on a crop – and have lost (see this report from India’s The Statesman newspaper) or are being taken for a ride (see this on GM cotton, illegal royalties and financial distress).
Where, therefore, is the logic in promoting GM varieties which produce less than existing improved varieties that are not genetically modified?
Improving production should not be based on a supposed GM techno quick-fix, which the pro-GMO lobby would like us to believe in. The answer lies in adopting appropriate trade policies that favour indigenous production and local farmers and which, as Devinder Sharma notes, provides assured procurement and assured prices to farmers.
The fact that GM is not wanted or required, leads us to question why GMOs are being forced into the country (and are in fact already being consumed in terms of cotton seed oil). But it doesn’t take a genius as to why this might be.
Rajesh Krishnan, Convenor of Coalition for a GM-Free India argues that GM mustard is a backdoor entry for various other GM crops in the regulatory pipeline.
He adds:
GM mustard hybrid has been created mainly to facilitate the seed production work of seed manufacturers whereas farmers already have a choice of non-GM mustard hybrids in the market, in addition to high yielding non hybrid mustard varieties. There are non-GM agro-ecological options like System of Mustard Intensification yielding far higher production than the claimed yields of this GM mustard… This is clearly one more GMO that is unwanted and unneeded and is being thrust on citizens in violation of our right to choices, as farmers and consumers.
Little wonder then that most state governments have been unwilling to take up field trials.

It's Official: Cash is Now Public Enemy Number One

Posted by George Freund on February 10, 2016



February 9, 2016

First Major Offensive in War on Cash

By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

Terrorists are no longer public enemy number one. Nor are drug lords, people traffickers, arms dealers, cyber terrorists, or any other unsavory do-badder. Today, the biggest threat to global peace and security is physical cash, a means of exchange that has flourished for over 4,000 years but which now stands accused of being the world’s biggest enabler of criminality.

A Criminal’s Accomplice

The latest person to publicly highlight the deadly threat posed by cash is Peter Sands, the former CEO of the British bank Standard Chartered, who just published a report for Harvard Kennedy School of Government imploring central banks around the world to stop issuing high-denomination notes and bills. They include the €500 note, the $100 bill, the CHF1,000 note and the £50 note.

“Such notes are the preferred payment mechanism of those pursuing illicit activities, given the anonymity and lack of transaction record they offer, and the relative ease with which they can be transported and moved,” the report warns. In other words, only criminals use cash. High-denomination notes, the report adds, “play little role in the functioning of the legitimate economy, yet a crucial role in the underground economy.”

Sands is no doubt a leading authority on the role of cash in the criminal economy, having led a company that schemed with the government of Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions and “hide from regulators roughly 60,000 secret transactions, involving at least $250bn, and reaping SCB hundreds of millions of dollars in fees.”

That’s according to the New York State department, which in 2012 fined Standard Chartered close to a billion dollars for leaving the US financial system “vulnerable to terrorists, weapons dealers, drug kingpins and corrupt regimes, and deprived law enforcement investigators of crucial information used to track all manner of criminal activity.” Two years later the bank’s anti-money-laundering systems were found wanting, and in 2015 it was once again accused of breaking Iran sanctions.

The fact that the bank compiled an extensive rap sheet under Sands’ watch does not in any way disqualify him from leading an investigation on the enabling role of cash in organized crime. On the contrary, it makes him the perfect point man. Sands is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance, the global association of financial institutions, and chairman of their Special Committee on Effective Regulation.

First Major Offensive in War on Cash

In his report, Sands and his illustrious colleagues urge the world’s largest 20 economies to “take up the matter” – i.e. broach the subject of banning large denominations of cash – at the next G20 summit in China. If the world’s leading policy makers follow through on the report’s advice, it will be the first major offensive in the global war on cash.

Sands is not the first senior banker to scapegoat cash for society’s ills. For years assorted bankers, politicians, technocrats and business leaders have waged an intensifying war of words against physical currency [The War on Cash in 10 Spine-Chilling Quotes].

A few weeks ago Norway’s biggest bank called for its outright abolition after guesstimating that as much as 60% of the country’s physical cash is out of the central bank’s control. And for central banks, control is everything.

In a similar vein, John Cryan, the CEO of Deutsche Bank, predicted that cash “probably won’t exist” in ten years time. “There is no need for it, it is terribly inefficient and expensive,” Cryan said.

This is news to most people in Germany, where approximately 80% of all transactions are conducted in cash (in the US and UK, it’s less than 50%). Cash is also the dominant form of payment for larger transactions, according to a recent survey. Does that mean that most Germans are, in the logic of the report’s findings, criminals? Obviously not! Or at least not yet! They just believe that using cash is a good way of keeping track of their personal finances as well as protecting their privacy and anonymity. Indeed, as the survey points out, the real point isn’t so much that Germans love cash. It’s that they loathe consumer debt.

The Real Reason for Offing Cash

Over the last few years every imaginable reason has been trotted out for doing away with cash, from creating a more inclusive financial system to making life easier, more comfortable and more productive. A Bloomberg article called cash just about every ugly name under the sun, including “dirty and dangerous, unwieldy and expensive, antiquated and so very analog.”

However, the one reason for offing cash that hardly ever gets a mention is that it represents a limiting factor on central banks’ ability to continue their insane negative-interest-rate experiment, as WOLF STREET reported last year:
Cash significantly limits central banks’ ability to continue conducting arguably the greatest financial heist of the modern age, i.e., negative interest rate policy (NIRP). The only way that central banks can maintain negative interest rates ad infinitum is by abolishing cash altogether, as the Bank of England chief economist Andrew Hadlaine all but admitted. As long as cash exists, there’s no way of preventing depositors from doing the logical thing – i.e. taking their money out of the bank and parking it where the erosive effects of NIRP can’t reach it. [First They Came for the Pennies, in the War on Cash]
Cash also serves as a means of exchange in which the relevant rent seekers (banks, credit card companies, tech firms) are left out of the equation, unable to wet their beaks in commissions and fees and to collect the treasure of consumer data that comes with electronic payments. Throw in the nagging fact that in a world where physical currency continues to exist, government and corporations cannot track and trace your every movement, and it’s not hard to understand why cash is now public enemy number one in many of the world’s jurisdictions. By Don Quijones,Raging Bull-Shit.

Then there’s the hundred-billion-dollar question. Read…  The Big-Oil Bailouts Begin


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