Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Phoenix Rising

Part 1: Ashes to ashes

On November 3, 2010 the Federal Reserve Bank made perhaps the single most important announcement concerning monetary policy in the history of the United States of America. Ben Bernanke and the Federal Open Market Committee announced that the Fed would be embarking on a round of quantitative easing. In reality what the Fed was telling the populace was that they would be purchasing $600 billion of Treasury Bonds. In simpler terms yet, they agreed to purchase debt of the United States by pumping a extra $600 billion in freshly minted bills into the monetary supply, or, they agreed to monetize the debt.

Simple economics states that when you increase the amount of a currency in circulation without proper growth in whatever material backs said currency, you decrease it’s intrinsic value. In this case, they are trading debt, for a even bigger pile of debt plus interest. The public spin on this, is that with more currency in circulation, more would be available to be spent, thus stimulating the economy. What is not being discussed here in the U.S. is that with devaluation of the currency comes inflation, given the $600 billion tag attached, I would suggest Hyperinflation. I would even suggest that this was the real intent of Bernanke and the gentlemen from Jekyll Island, more on this in a moment.

Some may remember that post the spring meeting of the G-20, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was the focus of attention with statements like "U.S. consumers are going to be less of a source of demand for the world in the future". Most assumed this statement was about the economic downturn and dismissed it as nothing more. The problem is the statement is about a future world, presumably post recession. So if the statement can not be taken into the context of the recession, what could Geithner have been referring to? Keeping in mind that this G-20 meeting was held among finance ministers who had, or would, call for replacement of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Such suggestions came from ministers of nations such as Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, as well as officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This came as a United Nations: Trade and Development Report argued the dollars replacement. Could THIS possibly be what Geithner was referencing? If so, what might a move away from the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency look like? How might such a move be made against arguably one of the strongest monetary markets on the planet? If you answered, by devaluing the currency, you can now see the level of importance of the Fed’s announcement regarding quantitative easing.

To further examine this possibility, we should take a look at global reaction to the decision by Bernanke and crew. Brazil, China, and European finance ministers have openly condemned the action with little logic employed in their explanations, despite their desire to see the dollar go the way of the dinosaur.   The dollar is sinking like a stone, while other markets are gaining ground. Once again the calls have begun for a new global reserve currency. In addition to the chorus already mentioned, the G-20 added the topic to their discussions for the recent meeting. While reports on this meeting show no clear consensus on the global reserve currency, reforms to the IMF were agreed upon that could essentially (pardon the pun) ‘pass the buck’ on this decision to the IMF, World Bank, and UN.

Notably silent in this debate has been the United States Treasury Department, or any member of the Executive Branch for that matter. What has come forward is a lot of double speak and misleading talk from Geithner concerning the dollar’s loss of value. Keep in mind this is the man who in October stated that the U.S. would not pursue a "deliberate policy of devaluing the dollar".

Given these developments, I saw it important to begin a companion series to my Traceability in a Sustainable World articles. While the previous series deals with identifying pieces of a emerging system and incremental advancement. This series will deal with economic developments and unilateral advancement of the entire New Economic Order. The topics will be related, but separated by context of local versus global, or segmented versus wholistic. Continued thanks go to all who have supported and participated in the work that goes into these articles. As always comments and discussion on this material are greatly encouraged.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Test Thread

Many participants of this blog, as well as the Cumbey blog have reported variant issues regarding posting. This thread is a experiment to try to understand the nature of these errors. If one wishes to participate, I ask that any posts made on the Cumbey blog be copied into the comment section of this thread. If one encounters a error in either place, please report the nature of the error, time, and date here. Please understand that this thread is simply for experimental purposes only, to see what differences posters may have across the blogs, how programs may be effecting posting etc. I will be logging these reports over the coming two weeks, and will report results as well as the controls used for this experiment on both blogs at it's conclusion. This thread is strictly for the purpose of this experiment, if one wishes to comment or have a general conversation about other matters, please use the previous thread for such.


Monday, September 13, 2010



While I am writing my next piece, I wanted to share this documentary so that others could see some of the ideals at work in technological advancement. There is a blend of Trans-humanist and New Age ideals at work within the scientific community, particularly as it pertains to human modification. There is a belief that not only is human consciousness evolving into godhood, but that it can be artificially stimulated. This film is lengthy, but certainly worth watching for those interested in the topics discussed here. Part one deals mostly with the idea of human modification from a technical standpoint, while the second and third parts deal with spiritual and moral issues that surround the subject. I thought a film might also be a welcome change of pace from the depth of reading material my posts usually incorporate. If well received, I may try to use pieces like this from time to time just to change things up.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Traceability in a Sustainable World

A look into the very real RFID agenda ensnaring the earth

Part 3B: Is the current political climate getting under your skin?

In the three previous articles of this series I have covered numerous topics, from global traceability, microcredit, and the cashless society, to the role of the George W. Bush administration in bringing this agenda to fruition. In this article I will cover the current administration and it's members past and present involvement in this agenda. Since the posting of my last article, the Senate Healthcare Reform Bill written about in part 1 and part 3A, has been passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Obama. It is my hope that by the end of this series, readers will have a better understanding of why such deceitful tactics were used to get this bill passed and signed into law and why it's opponents are now being vilified by the administration and the media pundits. It must be stated from the onset, that the roles of the key members of this administration in the advancement of this agenda, predate the election of 2008. As such I will be moving from person to person showing their previous connections, then coming back to the collective whole of the administration and showing post election advancement of this agenda of traceability and information integration moving us into a cashless society.

Mother of President Barack Obama, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro's involvement with microcredit is well documented. Muhammad Yunus has often spoken kindly of her work in this field, even referring to Barack as a "son of microcredit". Much of her work in Indonesia would happen while she was employed by the Ford Foundation. What is not as well known to many is that it would be Peter Geithner, father of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who would oversee the microcredit institutions Dunham was creating, as he was a program manager for Ford Foundation. The same Ford Foundation that would later help Yunus launch Grameen Bank. Peter would also serve as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, which as referenced in Part 2 of this series would have it's own role to play. Dunham would continue to advocate for and build microcredit through out her life. It was this cause that in the 90's would lead her on a search for a recognizable face to advocate for microcredit. She would find just such a person in Hillary Rodham Clinton. As First lady, Clinton would be in a good position to advocate for the advancement of microcredit, while few would ever question the viability of the lending, or her motives for such strong advocacy. She would travel the world as a ambassador of both the United States and microcredit, helping nations like Jordan, Nepal, Kenya, and others develop microcredit programs, all at great expense of US taxpayers. Clinton would then help to bring microcredit to the United States, and has since stood as a staunch supporter of Grameen America.

As a member of the United States Senate, Joe Biden would also champion microcredit as a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations. As a member of this committee, then Senator Biden would facilitate the use of microcredit for foreign aid. Examples of Joe Biden's promotion of microcredit while a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations include the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2003, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007 Vol I, Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004, Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2005, Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2006, Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2007 and this list barely scratches the surface! Joe would hardly be alone in his mission though, as in the Annual Report for International Religious Freedom 2005 and the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007 Vol I, he would be joined by then Illinois Representative and future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

As will be demonstrated below, Joe Biden's role in the advancement of this system is not simply in the promotion of microcredit. Many by now are familiar with Biden's questioning of John Roberts, during Roberts' 2005 Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing. For those not familiar, during Day One of Roberts' confirmation hearing Biden's line of questioning turned to the Constitution. It was during this line of questioning, that perhaps the single most infamous quote pertaining to micro chipping humans, was uttered by someone holding a public office.

BIDEN: "And we'll be faced with equally consequential decisions in the 21st century.

Can a microscopic tag be implanted in a person's body to track his every movement? There's actual discussion about that. You will rule on that -- mark my words -- before your tenure is over. Can brain scans be used to determine whether a person's inclined toward criminality or violent behavior?

You will rule on that." Most would stop here regarding Biden's line of questioning, but in the sake of fairness, and to qualify exactly where Joe was coming from, I would like to add his follow up statement.

"And, Judge, I need to know whether you will be a justice who believes that the constitutional journey must continue to speak to these consequential decisions or that we've gone far enough in protecting against government intrusion into our autonomy into the most personal decisions we make. Judge, that's why this is a critical moment. There are elected officials in this government, such as Mr. DeLay -- a fine, honorable, patriotic man -- and others who have been unsuccessful at implementing their agenda in the elected branches. So they have now poured their energy -- as the left would, if it were different -- and now poured their energies and resources into trying to change the court's view of the Constitution."

Here we see that in full and proper context, Biden never speaks to whether he actually supports or is against human micro chipping. His only firm position in this case is that changes to views of the Constitution would be required to answer such a question, which he is certain will happen. This is actually a very slick way to be able to ask such questions, without getting one's self caught in a verbal snare. To properly identify what Joe Biden's actual position on human micro chipping may be, we will need to take a deeper look at his personal and professional relationships and what if any relevance they have to the topic. I will start my exploration with Joe's immediate family. Joe's son R. Hunter Biden would team with William C. Oldaker, Joe's friend and fundraiser, to found lobbying firm Oldaker, Biden, & Belair. In 2005, Verichip would hire this firm to lobby in Washington on it's behalf. At this same point in time, Verichip would also hire DCI Group as part of it's Washington team. DCI Group co-founder Doug Davenport also happens to have a working relationship with R. Hunter Biden.

Hunter would also join forces with his uncle, James Biden and James Park to form a investment firm known as Paradigm Global Advisors. Paradigm Global would in turn partner with Stanford Financial Group to operate a hedge fund that invested heavily in multiple RFID developers. This fund would come unraveled when the Security and Exchange Commission accused R. Allen Stanford and three of his companies of running a $8 Billion fraud against investors. Hunter and James, who were involved with the companies in question would walk away from the ordeal unscathed. As a lobbyist, Hunter would continue to use connections within then Senator Obama's office to advance his business. It would not be until late in the Obama/Biden Election campaign that Hunter would resign as a Federal lobbyist, in a attempt to shield the running mates from political fall out.

Remember Tommy Thompson, former Bush administration Secretary of Health and Human Services, turned Verichip board member, turned partner for Akin, Gump, Strauss, & Feld? Did I mention that said firms founder Robert S. Strauss is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and has a previous history with both Barack Obama and Joe Biden? Tony Blinken a "right hand man" to Joe Biden during his tenure on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, was also a governing board member for The Robert S. Strauss Center. The Strauss Center itself being a ardent supporter of microcredit. Barack Obama's friend Vernon Jordan, director of American Friends of Bilderberg, Honorary Trustee at Brookings Institute, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is also employed as legal council for Akin, Gump, Strauss, & Feld. Vernon Jordan is also a director for Express Pay, a RFID enabled contactless payment system for American Express. Lazard Freres & Co, a investment firm where Jordan has been Senior Managing Director since 2000, has hosted conferences on the advancement of RFID through investment. Is your head spinning yet? All of these pieces up to this point could be considered coincidental on their own and even some when taken together could be dismissed as such. However as we go forward in this article and discuss the appointments of cabinet members, speeches given, and policies put forth, a clear cut agenda will become evident.

Post election, Barack Obama and Joe Biden would set themselves to the task of crafting their administration. It would be during this process that the first signs of a agenda would begin to show. First, there is the appointment of James B. Steinberg as Deputy Secretary of State. As Director of Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings Institute, he would author papers advocating the creation of integrated information systems where private industry would create networks to be over seen by government monitors in the name of Homeland Security. In such he would advocate for changes to privacy protection laws to allow for such a system. Examples of such papers include Building an Effective, Sustainable Partnership Between the Government and the Private Sector: Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age, and Information Exchange between the Public and Private Sector for Homeland Security. Many more examples of such can be read on Brookings Institute's web site. Also one would be wise to take note of the papers authored by Steinberg advocating the integration of European Union and United States military and economic practices.

Jacob Lew would be appointed as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. From February 1993 to 1994, Lew served as Special Assistant to the President under President Clinton. Lew was responsible for policy development and the drafting of the national service initiative (Americorps) and health care reform legislation. In 2006 Lew would become Citi Group's Chief Operating Officer for their Alternative Investment division. It is this division of Citi that is responsible for their microcredit loans.

Thomas E. Donilon would be appointed Deputy National Security Advisor. Former Fannie Mae lobbyist, Director for American Friends of Bilderberg, and Trustee for Brookings Institute, he would sit on the council for Opportunity '08, a think tank chaired by Strobe Talbott that would be designed to tackle issues pertaining to America's "ability to lead in the next phase of the evolution of the international system". This think tank would promote the ideas of microcredit, integrated technology systems, comprehensive climate legislation, health care reform, and nuclear non-proliferation as keys to America's role as a leader in this international system.

Tony Blinken, who was mentioned previously in this article, would be appointed National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States. Blinken having been a governing board member for the Robert R. Strauss Center has been exposed to all facets of this agenda and is a staunch supporter of integration and globalization.

Maria Otero would be sworn in as United States Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs. Otero was president and CEO of Accion International, one of the worlds largest microfinance providers. In 2006 Otero was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and through such has promoted the advancement of microcredit. Otero also served for five years at the Center for Development and Population Activities(CDPA), a group working toward population control through family planning and sustainable development. CDPA also happens to be supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Jose W. Fernandez would be appointed Assistant Secretary of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs. Fernandez is a former director for Accion International. Fernandez is also former director for David Rockefeller's Council of the Americas, a group that advocates for economic integration among the continents of America. Fernandez is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has used his membership to advocate both integration of the Americas and microcredit.

Robert Hormats would be sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs. Hormats was formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He was a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council, where he served as economic adviser to Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Hormats is involved with microcredit projects along side Muhammad Yunus and Shimon Peres. As a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hormats advocates for open markets and global economic integration. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and guest scholar for Brookings Institute.

Now that readers have a clear picture of some of these appointments, and how their expertise directly reflects the agenda that has been discussed in this series, I can begin to pull together pieces and show how these ideals have been put into practice. Post inauguration, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State would become Chair of the Board of Directors for Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC). As Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner would become Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for MCC. MCC is a United States Foreign Aid Agency woking toward the advancement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals(MDG). One way MCC will work with foreign countries to help implement the MDGs is through the use of compacts. A compact is a agreement between the United States, a foreign nation, and a non governmental organization(NGO), such as the Rockefeller Foundation or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where monetary aid is agreed to be given with the precondition that it must be used toward implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Compacts can be set up for the development of microcredit programs, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Grids, Family Planning, or other projects associated with Sustainable Development. To date MCC has agreements with over 30 countries, and has spent over $7 Billion on these compacts.

In October 2009 President Obama would begin his push for Smart Grids domestically, promising $3.4 Billion for the implementation of a national system. The promotion of integrated information systems would continue through the promotion of Health Care Information Technology, which he would get with the passing of Health Care Reform mentioned in previous parts of this series. By February 2010, the President had allocated nearly $1 Billion dollars of the 2011 budget for National Institute of Standards and Technology to further develop integrated information systems. By April 2010 the administration would already have it's eye on traceability in the food industry. Meanwhile GS1 has their "Sunrise Date", or day that systems will be completely operational, for both the Supermarket Industry and Health Care Industry set at January 1, 2011.

Not to be outdone, the State Department would take this agenda on the road. Partnering with global sponsors, Citi, GE, Chevron, Pepsico, and Johnson & Johnson to hold the USA Pavilion 2010 during the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Topics promoted by the United States include Information Capture Technology, Biometrics, Unity in Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Sustainable Development, and the building of microcredit programs in the United States and abroad.

Given the thorough documentation provided within this article, one can easily see the distinct agenda at work. I have documented in my previous pieces how this agenda is not one of desire simply by members of this administration, or even strictly limited to the United States. As I have documented, this agenda from it's very beginning has come straight from the halls of the United Nations. From Sustainable Development to NGO implementation, this entire system is about control at the global level. Due to the length of this article, there were issues such as economic integration that I was unable to cover, I will be coming back to these soon. There are also relative pieces that due to length I have decided to post in my comments section for this post. I have decided for my next piece to breakdown this system into simple explanations, expose the lies that it is packaged in, and show the full belief system associated with it. Thanks, as always to my partners in this project, and to those who have shown support for it.