Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beijing calling: Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join China-led bank

Published time: March 29, 2015 13:20
Edited time: March 30, 2015 20:51

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (Reuters / Jason Reed)
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (Reuters / Jason Reed) 

Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.
In a testament to China’s growing economic clout on the global stage, western countries are lining up to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB.

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey expressed their country’s willingness to join AIIB as a founding member, but have attached tough conditions to their membership.

“The government has discussed the AIIB extensively with China and other key partners inside and outside the region,” Abbott and Hockey said in a joint statement.

“Key matters to be resolved before Australia considers joining the AIIB include the Bank’s Board of Directors having authority over key investment decisions, and that no one country control the bank,” they said.

At the same time, they were at pains to emphasize that their membership in AIIB did not preclude their continued cooperation with the leading western financial institutions.

“Working with other key multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the AIIB has the potential to play a valuable role in addressing infrastructure needs and boosting economic growth in the region with potential benefits for Australia,” the statement said.

​Beijing calling: Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join China-led bank

Published time: March 29, 2015 13:20
Edited time: March 30, 2015 20:51
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (Reuters / Jason Reed)
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (Reuters / Jason Reed)
Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.
In a testament to China’s growing economic clout on the global stage, western countries are lining up to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey expressed their country’s willingness to join AIIB as a founding member, but have attached tough conditions to their membership.

“The government has discussed the AIIB extensively with China and other key partners inside and outside the region,” Abbott and Hockey said in a joint statement.

“Key matters to be resolved before Australia considers joining the AIIB include the Bank’s Board of Directors having authority over key investment decisions, and that no one country control the bank,” they said.

At the same time, they were at pains to emphasize that their membership in AIIB did not preclude their continued cooperation with the leading western financial institutions.

“Working with other key multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the AIIB has the potential to play a valuable role in addressing infrastructure needs and boosting economic growth in the region with potential benefits for Australia,” the statement said.
The Australian treasurer played down claims that Canberra’s move was a slap in the face to the United States. “From time to time we might disagree but ultimately I think the United States will join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. It will just take a bit of time,” he told Sky television.

 Many in Washington view the emergence of the AIIB as not only a direct challenge to the US-led IMF and Asian Development Bank, which provide loans to struggling economies, but as proof that China is now a full-blown global economic powerhouse in its own right.

At the same time, Washington has expressed concern that the Chinese-led bank could run afoul of international governance issues, leading to possible corruption and mismanagement. Beijing and Washington have traded barbs in the past over the ways both sides conducts economic policy.
Also on Sunday, from faraway northern Europe, Denmark released a statement to "announce its intention to apply to be a founding member" of the AIIB.

Danish Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen called AIIB, which is anticipated to begin operating by the end of the year with $100 billion in capital, a “significant and exciting development in the world order."

"Since many Danish trade interests as well as development cooperation interests will be at stake in AIIB, there are many reasons to engage in and influence AIIB’s investment decisions from its beginning," Jensen said in a statement.

On Saturday, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said his country plans to join the new investment bank.

Other European countries, in an effort to meet the March 31 deadline, have expressed their intention of joining AIIB, including Britain, France, Germany and Italy, causing some embarrassment for the Obama administration.

GMI: 47-min Documentary - "Genetically Engineered Trees – The Increasing Threat"

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Greetings Readers~ nesaranews splitting up into separate sections

Greetings readers~
Some of you may not know about this yet, due to the size and reader volume, nesaranews has been separated into multiple blogs to make reading easier for you all. The heavy duty awareness information is on this original blog. All natural healing and homeopathic information and recipes are now being posted on the homeopathic blog. Alternative and hidden technologies are on their own blog. The real and truthful RV/GCR news now has it's own blog. Galactics now has it's own blog. Republic now has it's own blog.

Links to these blogs are under the title of each blog. All blogs are laid out the same way and also contain links to the other blogs as well. I hope this makes reading and finding desired information much easier for you all. I am almost done getting this all set up. All the links are not finished yet. I have already received much positive feedback from those who have noticed and emailed me about it. Thanks!

A website emailed me notifying they included the homeopathic blog in their list of good sites to visit. That was great! Thanks!

I will put this in a post as well for comments.


Bloomberg IS a Clownish Buffoon, True Enough ...But He IS Obscenely Rich, And He Is Trying To Buy Oregon For The Gungrabbers...

Kooky Legislative Proposal Appears to have been Drafted by Clowns
In the “Old West,” hucksters prided themselves on being able to sell useless “bottles of nothing” to ignorant rubes. But it would take a world-class rube to fall for Michael Bloomberg’s Senate Bill 941, a buffoonish bill being hocked in the Oregon Senate, but chock-full of laughable errors and clownish mistakes.
To begin with, every time you hand a gun to another person for any reason, even for ten seconds, this goofball bill would appear to require a Brady Check.
Here’s why: The bill, in section 2, requires a Brady Check for any “delivery of a firearm from a transferor to a transferee.” “Delivery” includes all loans and leases, but the definition (“not limited to”) is completely open-ended. And “delivery” is a legal term which effectively includes any hand-off.
Think there are exceptions for the shooting range, hunting, etc.? Think again.
For any of these exceptions to apply — hunting, shooting, firearms repair, protection of your family — you have to have “NO reason to believe the transferee is prohibited from possessing a firearm” … NONE WHATSOEVER.
Even the craziest version of this statute being foisted in other states requires, at least, negligence. Bloomberg’s Oregon draft would put gun owners in prison if there were any reason at all for believing the guy you are handing your gun to is prohibited from taking it, however crazy the reason.
Just to give you an example, federal law prohibits you from possessing a gun if you are “addicted to” or “an unlawful user of” any controlled substance — including marijuana [18 USC 922(d)(3) and (g)(3)]. Are you willing to bet a few years in prison that your neighbor has never smoked a joint? Are you willing to take that gamble and hand him a gun for him to look at — even for 10 seconds?
Not only that, if your neighbor has ever smoked pot, it’s still a crime for him to take your gun and save your life — even if there is an armed intruder in your home who is attacking you.
Or, consider the fact that tens of thousands of military veterans (suffering from PTSD) have been deemed as prohibited persons in this country. So, to put this whole problem in perspective, if your neighbor is a veteran and he comes over to your house, he can’t handle your new gun for even a second. Why? Because you cannot claim that you have “no reason” to believe your neighbor might be a prohibited person.
In other words, a person doesn’t have to be a prohibited person to make it illegal for you to transfer a firearm to them. You only have to have a “reason to believe” they might be a prohibited person — no matter how far-fetched that reason might be.
But even if the Oregon version had not been drafted by feckless clowns, the whole concept behind Bloomberg’s universal background check proposals has a lot of problems.
To begin with, most of Oregon is not densely populated. But, even if you live far away from a populated place, if you want to sell your gun to your next-door neighbor, whom you’ve know all your life, you have to take a day off of work, drive with your neighbor to the nearest FFL, pay whatever fee the FFL chooses to charge, and hope that you are not one of the 8% of all Brady Law transactions who get either a “false red” or a “false yellow.” If either of these happens, perhaps because your neighbor’s name resembles someone else’s, your neighbor can pretty well give up any hope of ever purchasing a gun again in Oregon.
And then there is the problem of ATF’s de facto national gun registry. Increasingly, that agency is going into gun dealers and demanding to copy many or all of the dealer’s 4473’s in computer-readable form. ATF will claim this is not a “registry,” for roughly the same reason that the devil doesn’t use the word “sin.” But the bottom line is that, if every gun purchaser has a 4473 because every gun purchaser has to go through a Brady Check, then every gun owner will be entered into the registry.

Congressman Says Militias On High Alert Due To Announcement Of Jade Helm Exercise

Since the news first broke of the military training exercises titled "Jade Helm 15" on March 13, 2015, the military has pushed back, the Internet has exploded with news of what many see as martial law preparedness on US soil, and finally the mainstream media started reporting on it, albeit the "official spin," with videos of the exercises going viral, and unsatisfactory explanations over the "unconventional warfare" language in the leaked documents to which one former Lt. Col of the Army called "unprecedented and dangerous."
Now we see that former Georgia Congressional 4th District candidate Greg Pallen posted on Facebook on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, "From a reliable, well-connected inside source, we have word that the militias are on high-alert.....YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER YOUR OWN PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS....PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE THIS VIDEO WHILE YOU CAN- THIS IS BECOMING VERY REAL..... VERY QUICKLY....."
The video he refers to was published by YouTube videographer Jason A on March 29, 2015 and will be shown below the article.
In researching Pallen's comments I ran across a very interesting interview published on March 26, 2015, titled "Operation Jade Helm 15 huge info Interview with Militia," where a member of Montana Militia, Mr. John Trochmann informs us of some very strange activity, stating that he was told by a hostess at the Museum of the Rockies, when he was in Bozeman, Montana, that in "the last few weeks there's been an 'inordinate' amount of Russian and Chinese people coming through."
This is noteworthy because over the last few years we have heard multiple warnings and other eyewitness accounts of foreign military being here on US soil, waiting to be activated and to be used against the American people during a martial law scenario to disarm gun-owners, which also has given rise to speculation as to why Texas has been listed as "hostile" in the Jade Helm 15 exercises, being that Texas has some of the most gun-friendly regulations and laws, as well as one of the states with the most gun owners.
The interview with Montana Militia member John Trochmann is the first video below, then the Jason A video that Pallen highlighted in his Facebook post will be shown beneath that. 

Ten Facts About Switzerland, The Vatican, The CIA (holy C) And "Neutrality" You Are Not Allowed To Know..

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The following information was first published on December 21, 2014 in “Greenland Theory: Apocalypse Now” (2014), a book and website by David Chase Taylor. Due to its shocking revelations, especially in respect to the CIA in Switzerland, it’s naturally being censored on an international level. Consequently, it is imperative to share this information in order to bring the country of Switzerland and its murderous CIA to justice for centuries of war crimes against humanity.
David Chase Taylor
March 31, 2015
SWITZERLAND, Zurich — Located in central Europe, Switzerland is home to the one and only “Central Intelligence Agency” (CIA). The CIA, which operates under the alias Holy See (i.e., the “Holy C”), was founded 40 years after Confoederationis Helveticae (i.e., Switzerland), roughly 755 years ago.
By employing deductive reasoning, it can be deduced that Switzerland is in fact home to the CIA. The first step in this process is to follow the money which leads directly to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, an organization which secretly funds the CIA’s nefarious activities.
Switzerland is very unique from every other country on Earth, something expected from a nation which harbors the CIA. Because Switzerland and its CIA are ultimately responsible for engineering the incessant assassinations, terror attacks and wars around the globe, it is naturally free of such mayhem.
In other words, Switzerland is the eye of the global storm—free of financial crises, free of state-sponsored terrorism, and free of war for over 500 years. After all, terrorists working for the CIA need a sanctuary, a place of peace and safety where they can return to after executing black operations around the world.
Said terrorists also need a place where they can avoid prosecution, hence Switzerland’s allegedly neutral position within the international community. This is precisely why the notorious bankers, pirates and terrorists formerly known as the Knights Templar and the Order of Saint John (see below) originally fled to the Alps, founding what is known today as Switzerland.
Because the CIA is in command and control of each country’s respective intelligence agencies and military, they are responsible for engineering the assassinations, terror attacks and wars seen around the world today. This is originally where the concept of the Swiss Army Knife came from for Switzerland has virtually every political and military option at their respective disposal.
Although Switzerland is famous for its mercenaries who were strategically placed by the CIA in foreign armies, courts and governments in order to conduct assassinations and espionage, 99% of Swiss citizens have absolutely no idea that their country is home to the CIA.

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Jesse Ventura: WTF Monsanto? | Jesse Ventura Off The Grid - Ora TV (Video)

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Radiation: How Bad is the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima? (What they DIDN'T tell you) NO MORE DISMISSALS!

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Published on Jan 3, 2015
Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters -- a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout
Impacts of the Fukushima nuclear power plant discharges on the ocean
(MULTIPLE studies found here)
1~ Inverse estimation of source parameters of oceanic radioactivity dispersion models associated with the Fukushima accident
2~ Surface pathway of radioactive plume of TEPCO Fukushima NPP1 released 134Cs and 137Cs
3~ Determination of plutonium isotopes in marine sediments off the Fukushima coast following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
4~ Iodine-129 concentration in seawater near Fukushima before and after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
5~ Short-term dispersal of Fukushima-derived radionuclides off Japan: modeling efforts and model-data intercomparison
6~ Initial Spread of 137Cs over the shelf of Japan: a study using the high-resolution global-coastal nesting ocean model
7~ Direct observation of 134Cs and 137Cs in surface seawater in the western and central North Pacific after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
8~ 90Sr and 89Sr in seawater off Japan as a consequence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident
9~ Fukushima-derived radiocesium in western North Pacific sediment traps
10~ Natural and Fukushima-derived radioactivity in macroalgae and mussels along the Japanese shoreline
11~ Export of 134Cs and 137Cs in the Fukushima river systems at heavy rains by Typhoon Roke in September 2011
12~ Continuing 137Cs release to the sea from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant through 2012
13~ The impact of oceanic circulation and phase transfer on the dispersion of radionuclides released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant
14~ Does the Fukushima NPP disaster affect the caesium activity of North Atlantic Ocean fish?
15~ Spatiotemporal distributions of Fukushima-derived radionuclides in surface sediments in the waters off Miyagi, Fukushima, and Ibaraki Prefectures, Japan
16~ Distribution of the Fukushima-derived radionuclides in seawater in the Pacific off the coast of Miyagi, Fukushima, and Ibaraki Prefectures, Japan
17~ Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident
18~ Horizontal distribution of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in zooplankton in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
19~ One-year, regional-scale simulation of 137Cs radioactivity in the ocean following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
20~ Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters -- a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout
WSJ: Soaring radioactivity levels on coast of Fukushima plant — Nuclear material may have leeched from melted fuel cores and into environment:
Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2013: Fukushima Watch: Tritium Levels Soar on Coast at Fukushima Plant [...] More than two years after the devastating accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, operator [Tepco] is seeing levels soar of a radioactive element called tritium. The problem spot is on the coastal side of the plant's heavily damaged No. 2 reactor, one of the areas where Tepco regularly monitors groundwater to check for radioactive elements that may have leeched from the plant's partly melted fuel cores and into the environment. [...]
Jiji Press, July 8, 2013: Tokyo Electric Power Co. says 2,300 becquerels per liter of tritium was found in seawater sampled off its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station Wednesday, the highest level recorded since the March 2011 accident. [...] It is feared that groundwater containing high levels of tritium may be leaking into the sea from the plant's No. 2 reactor building.
Officials report "troubling discovery" at Fukushima nuclear plant: Cesium levels rocket 9,000% over 3 days in groundwater — TEPCO "can't explain it"
AFP: Toxic radioactive substances in groundwater at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plan have rocketed over the past three days,
Wall Street Journal: Cesium tends to bind with dirt, so it's less likely it would seep distances along with groundwater. [...]
Uncovering Plume-Gate:
Plume-Gate PROOF Cover-up of Fukushima via the NRC Documents Playlist (35 videos 26 hours)
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The tool to out the FAKERS.

Australia To Start Taxing Bank Deposits

Up until now, the world's descent into the NIRPy twilight of fiat currency was a function of failing monetary policy around the globe as central bank after desperate central bank implemented negative and even more negative (in the case of Denmark some four times rapid succession) rates, hoping to make saving so prohibitive consumers would have no choice but to spend the fruits of their labor, or better yet, take out massive loans which they would never be able to repay. However, nobody said it was only central banks who could be the executioners of the world's saver class: governments are perfectly capable too. Such as Australia's.
According to Australia's ABC News, the "Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget."
Ironically, the idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticized by Tony Abbott at the time. Much has changed in two years, and as ABC reports, assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax could be made before the budget.
Mr Frydenberg is a member of the Government's Expenditure Review Committee but has refused to provide any details.
"Any announcements or decisions around this proposed policy which we discussed at the last election will be made in the lead up or on budget night," he said.
Speaking at the Victorian Liberal State Council meeting Mr Abbott has repeated his budget message, focusing on families and small businesses.
"There will be tough decisions in this year's budget as there must be, but there will also be good news."
For the banks and creditors, yes. For anyone who is still naive enough to save money in the hopes of deferring purchases for the future, not so much.
The banking industry has raised concerns about a deposit tax, saying it will have to pass the cost back onto customers.
Steven Munchenberg from the Australian Bankers' Association said it would be a damaging move for the Government.
"It's going to make it harder for banks to raise deposits which are an important way of funding banks. And therefore for us to fund the economy," he said. "And we also oppose it because particularly at this point in time with low interest rates a lot of people who are relying on their savings for their incomes are already seeing very low returns and this will actually mean they get even less money."
Don't worry Steven, neither central banks nor government care about "a lot of people" - they just care about a select few. As for the banks, once China, and immediately thereafter Australia, launches QE as the entire world descends into a monetary supernova, and Australia's banks are flooded with trillions in excess reserves like those in the US, all shall be forgiven. As a reminder, banks such as JPM are so flush with zero-cost cash from other sources, well one other source, they are now actively turning away depositors. Read More

When the Dollar Dies, The World Will Go Down With It? ... NOPE

This is something that I have been hearing for a while and in fact it was an idea that I used to think as well.
When the dollar dies, the world will die with it.
Nope, it will not, because there is a new kid on the block.
Unbeknownst to most of the US, right now a new world monetary system is being put in place. When this comes on line completely, odds are that it will basically kill the US Dollar as the global reserve currency.
This new system is called The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – also known as the AIIB.
40 countries (60% of the world’s GDP) are now jumping the US ship like rats and setting up financial swap lines to bypass the dollar and SWIFT system. The fact that China, Russia, India, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have all joined this new alliance, it means that the Eurozone itself as of today has abandoned the dollar, and preparing for transitions to commence with the new AIIB banking system.
Once this new system is completely in place, the US dollar won’t be needed in these countries. They will have the means to transact financial commerce thus cutting the US and The World Bank out of the picture.
What this will theoretically do is cause all those US dollars that are being held by foreign countries, to slowly start trickling back home to the US.
Now will it be a sudden death?
No, because like it or not we are still one of the largest economies next to China and our goods and services are used and needed all over the world.
What will happen though is that the buying of these goods and services from other countries will slow down.
It is death by a thousand cuts and will impact our economy greatly. But will the world die the financial death along with the US when this happens?
Nope, the US will pretty much be left to its own devices and start to implode. That is till she rights the ship and starts being productive a productive nation again.

Enough, Already....States Tell Feds To Pound Sand....

states and feds conceptPersonal Liberty – by Michael Boldin
The Internal Revenue Service gives subsidies when it wants. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Environmental Protection Agency redefine words on a whim in an effort to give themselves more power and more control over your life. “Legislating from the bench” has been superseded by this even more dangerous “lawmaking” by unelected, unaccountable federal agencies.
As Chapman law professor Ronald Rotunda noted recently, we “have come a long way towards governance by bureaucrats.” Some states, however, are taking positive steps in 2015 to thwart the effects of these unilateral — and wildly unconstitutional — acts.
The following is an overview of state legislation to thwart federal overreach that’s moving forward right now.
Federal gun control
Even though the ATF has, at least temporarily, backed down on a proposed M855 ammo ban, gun rights advocates should be alarmed. More of this should be expected moving forward, that is, more gun control no matter whom you elect to Congress.
In Arizona, however, a bill that would effectively block in practice any additional restrictions on the natural right to keep and bear arms has already passed the state Senate by a 17-12 vote and is due for further consideration in the state House in the near future. A similar bill passed the Montana Legislature and is going to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk, and another in Tennessee is up for a do-or-die vote in committee this week.
Other states like Ohio and Pennsylvania have seen legislation introduced, but not yet considered. Should any of the bills pass into law, they’d join Idaho, which in 2014 was the first in the country to pass legislation specifically designed to thwart any new federal gun control measures.
Broader bills have been introduced in other states, with the goal of addressing not just new federal gun control measures, but nearly all of them. Missouri HB1341 would make any federal gun control measure — past, present or future — invalid and unenforceable in the state. And two Texas bills, HB413 and HB422, would work together to do almost the same. Should either pass, they’d join Alaska, which passed a similar law in 2013.
The Food and Drug Administration has a lengthy process for approving new treatments for people. In some situations, however, that long process can actually kill people.
Take, for example, the case of Mikaela Knapp, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer. She and her husband, Keith, launched a social media campaign to lobby drug firms and the FDA to give her access to a new gene therapy. Their efforts gained national attention and generated 200,000 signatures on a petition, but failed to win access to the treatment. The 25-year-old newlywed died a few months later.
In 2014, Arizona residents approved Prop. 303, a measure that now allows people the “Right to Try” some experimental treatments not yet approved by the FDA. They joined Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana and Michigan in passing such legislation.
In 2015, governors in Wyoming in Arkansas have already signed a Right to Try act into law. Bills in Virginia, Montana, Indiana, Utah and Mississippi have also passed the full legislature and are awaiting a signature from each state’s governor.
“These laws are a no-brainer,” said Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center. “When someone is on their deathbed, the fact that FDA regulations would let them die rather than try, has got to be one of the most inhumane policies of the federal government. Every state should nullify the FDA like this.”
The total retail value of hemp products sold in the U.S. in 2014 was recently said to be at least $620 million. According to the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a nonprofit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, this includes items like nondairy milk, shelled seed, soaps and lotions, along with clothing, auto parts, building materials and various other products.
Federal regulations resulting in a de facto ban on hemp farming has created a situation where the U.S. is the world’s No. 1 importer of hemp, while China and Canada are the top two exporters in the world.
And while the Feds now “allow” hemp farming for “research purposes,” some states and individuals have taken action beyond what is permitted and are now harvesting crops for commercial purposes.
Hemp is already being farmed in both Colorado and Vermont. On Feb. 2, the Oregon hemp industry officially opened for business. One week later, the first license went to a small nonprofit group that hopes to plant 25 acres this spring. The Tennessee Agricultural Department recently put out a call for licensing, signaling that hemp farming will start soon there, too. A law by Gov. Nikki Haley in South Carolina in 2014 authorizes the same. Another passed this year in North Dakota is awaiting a signature from Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
Hemp farming bills have also passed the New Hampshire House, theWashington State Senate, and committees in Connecticut and Missouri. Legislation has been introduced and will be up for consideration soon in Texas, Florida, Maine and elsewhere.
Former National Security Agency chief technical director William Binney called the agency’s practice of “parallel construction” the “most threatening situation to our constitutional republic since the Civil War.” This is the process whereby federal spying data is being handed off to local police for use in everyday law enforcement work, not just for investigating “terrorists.”
In 2014, Utah and New Hampshire passed bills to ban each state from participating in this practice. And this year, bills in Texas, Alaska, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and elsewhere have been introduced to ban all “material support or resources” to all federal bulk warrantless spying programs.
Passage would ban participation in parallel construction, but also take things further and withhold other resources like water, electricity or even trash pickup from state or local governments or agencies to any federal agency involved in the wholesale surveillance of anything and everything you do with your phone or Internet service.
Legislation to help block a recently revealed nationwide license plate tracking program has already passed the Virginia Legislature and theMontana House. Similar legislation is up for consideration in New York,Missouri, Vermont, Massachusetts and Oregon.
While the legal world awaits an opinion this summer from the Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case, some states are considering bills that will help bring down the federal takeover no matter what the court opines.
Bills passed in the Arizona House and introduced in Texas would ban a crucial enforcement mechanism for the federal act, and set the stage for pulling the rug out from under it and bringing it down.
What’s next
Sometimes, however rare, a federal court will stop a federal agency from unilaterally giving itself more power. Sometimes, a federal agency will back down on a newly proposed rule, like the recent M855 ammo ban from the ATF, because of heavy public pressure. And even more rarely, although I can’t remember anything of note, Congress will actually repeal a law it passed, giving up its own power.
The truth of the matter is this: Federal courts cannot be trusted to limit federal power, and federal politicians cannot be trusted to limit their own power. Only the states and the people can do it now.
While these moves by states give liberty-lovers hope, there is no silver bullet to stop the runaway freight train that is the federal government. But instead of waiting years for a lawsuit, or a convention, or any other national-level process, these state nullification efforts chip away at the monster government right now — one state at a time.
What this gets down to is the power of the people. When enough people tell the Feds to pound sand, and enough states pass laws backing them up, there’s not much the Feds can do to force their unconstitutional laws, rules, regulations or mandates down our throats.
–Michael Boldin

4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

“UPDATE” (Adds Georgia)
4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank
(Reuters) - Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China's regional and global influence.
The AIIB, seen as a challenge to existing institutions the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, has drawn a cool response from the United States,
Despite which European U.S. allies -- including Britain, France, Germany and Italy have already announced they would join the bank.
Other countries such as Turkey and South Korea have also said they would join. Brazil, China's top trading partner, said on Friday it would sign up and that there were no conditions set.
"Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative," the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a statement.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking on Saturday at a forum in Boao on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, said the country plans to join the AIIB, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
Speaking at the same forum, Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the country was planning to apply to become a founding member, according to Xinhua, while later on Saturday,
The news agency confirmed that Georgia had also applied.
The Netherlands also plans to join, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on his official Facebook page after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
China's Finance Ministry said earlier on Saturday Britain and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the AIIB, a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join.
China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join and had submitted its documents to China.
"We should push forward with the creation of a regional hub for financial co-operation," Xi said at the forum, adding China should "strengthen pragmatic cooperation in monetary stability, investment, financing, credit rating and other fields."
The AIIB has been seen as a significant setback to U.S. efforts to extend its influence in the Asia Pacific region to balance China's growing financial clout and assertiveness. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer;
Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard in Beijing, Engen Tham in Shanghai and Adam Jourdan in Boao; Editing by Michael Perry and David Holmes)

The 9 Veils Placed On Every Human Soul

March 30, 2015
The 9 Veils Placed On Every Human Soul
In5D March 30, 2015
"Ninety percent of all humanity will live and die without having pierced the first veil.”
by A. True Ott, PhD
Nearly a decade ago, a dear friend and colleague of mine named Don Harkins authored a wonderfully thought-provoking piece entitled “Slavery and the Eight Veils”. Prior to Harkins’ untimely death, we discussed this “Eight-veils theory” for literally hours together – and in the end, Don asked me to write a piece about this for his newspaper, “The Idaho Observer.” He did this, because I had shared much of my research with Don, and we together came to the conclusion that in reality, there were actually NINE veils placed on the human soul (i.e. intelligence), and that spiritual progression and thus a full knowledge of TRUTH would require the piercing of these Nine Veils.
I joked with Don that this topic would take an entire edition of The Idaho Observer, and then it would only scratch the surface. That was one of Don’s editorial talents – taking a complex story and compressing it to a more readable format. In memory of Don Harkins, here is the writing we discussed, in as compressed a format as possible.
Any dedicated seeker of truth eventually stumbles upon the incredible symmetry and structure of mathematics, which is especially true in fractal geometry involving the integers 1-9. For a most basic example, just take a look at these nine equations:
(1 x 8) + 1= 9
(12 x 8) + 2 = 98
(123 x 8) + 3 = 987
(1234 x 8) + 4 = 9876
(12345 x 8) + 5 = 98765
(123456 x 8) + 6 = 987654
(1234567 x 8) + 7 = 9876543
(12345678 x 8) + 8 = 98765432
(123456789 x 8) + 9 = 987654321
Amazing, isn’t it? I find it very interesting, furthermore, that all of the great philosophers in history such as Archimedes, Copernicus, Socrates, and DaVinci all were mathematicians first and foremost. I submit that everything from biblical prophecy to DNA strands are built and based on quite simple mathematical formulas and patterns – but I am getting ahead of the story, for understanding the role of mathematics is in itself one of the nine hidden veils. READ MORE