Talk show host Charles Goyette does presentation on Austrian Economics at Scottsdale Senior Center.
Charles Goyette on Bitcoins
Talk show host Charles Goyette does presentation on Austrian Economics at Scottsdale Senior Center.
Charles Goyette on Bitcoins
Here is the full length original First edition video footage published by Napoleon Hill in march 1937 This video is perfectly named Think And Grow Rich which first popularized the Law Of Attraction.
The Law of attraction is defined simply by acknowledging that thoughts are things… to define clearer…. You Are What You Think…. Like Attracts Like…. You Become Your Dominant Thoughts…
For Anybody who is looking to change there life for the good and become successful in all areas not just business but personally, i would advise them to study this material.
Napoleon hill compiled this knowledge from the worlds millionaires back at the turn of the century..
You didn’t think the Treasury was going to just let the bitcoin business develop outside the system, did you?
The U.S. is applying money-laundering rules to “virtual currencies,” amid growing concern that new forms of cash bought on the Internet are being used to fund illicit activities.
The move means that firms that issue or exchange the increasingly popular online cash will now be regulated in a similar manner as traditional money-order providers such as Western Union Co. WU 0.00% They would have new bookkeeping requirements and mandatory reporting for transactions of more than $10,000.[…]
The arm of the Treasury Department that fights money laundering said Monday that the standard federal banking rules aimed at suspicious dollar transfers also apply to firms that issue or exchange money that isn’t linked to any government and exists only online.
One of the fastest-growing alternative cash products is Bitcoin, an online currency launched in 2009 that isn’t backed by a central bank or controlled by a central administrator. Currency units, known as “bitcoins” and consisting of a series of numbers, are created automatically on a set schedule and traded anonymously between digital addresses or “wallets.” Certain exchange firms buy or sell bitcoins for legal tender at a rate that fluctuates with the market[…]law enforcement, regulators and financial institution have expressed worries about the hard-to-trace attributes of virtual currencies, helping trigger this week’s move from the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCen.
Creating clear-cut rules for virtual currencies is difficult. A FinCen official said that anti-money-laundering rules would apply depending on the “factors and circumstances” of each business. The rules don’t apply to individuals who simply use virtual currencies to purchase real or virtual goods.
The new guidance “clarifies definitions and expectations to ensure that businesses…are aware of their regulatory responsibilities,” said Jennifer Shasky Calvery, FinCen director.
Bitcoin is an unregulated, uncontrolled online currency – worth more than £500m, it’s the world’s fastest growing. It can be used to buy drugs, move money across the world, or get rich quick. The people behind Bitcoin speak to the Guardian’s James Ball at their home in a squat in central London
Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.
– What Is Man?
…the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.
– Letter fragment, 1891
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
– Mark Twain, a Biography
Congressman is the trivialist distinction for a full grown man.
– Notebook #14, Nov. 1877 – July 1878
All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
– Mark Twain’s Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption
The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn’t leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether–Well, you’d think it was something valuable, and a Congressman had been there.
– Mark Twain’s Speeches, “The Weather”
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
– Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar
It is the foreign element that commits our crimes. There is no native criminal class except Congress.
– More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927
Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues.
– Notebook, 1868
…I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.
– “Foster’s Case,” New York Tribune, 10 March 1873
A man with a new idea is a crank — until the idea succeeds.
May 18, 2012
Bitcoin, a privately controlled independent currency, is nothing short of revolutionary. Bitcoin, however, has a major drawback: it does not address the key issue of interest.
by Anthony Migchels
There are currently more than 8 million Bitcoins in circulation and after predictable initial price swings after its launch, they have traded at a fairly stable rate of about $5 for more than six months now.
Bitcoin is a debt free unit: it comes into circulation through ‘mining’: the solving of complex algorithms by clients yields new Bitcoins.
However, no more than 21 million can be mined so there will never be more than that in circulation.
Bitcoin is important and actually nothing short of revolutionary. It is the first notable independent internet currency.
Its key strength is its peer to peer design. The issuing organization’s sole function is to provide the client software and on-line market place where Bitcoins can be traded for other currencies. It plays no role in the creation of the money supply.
In this respect, it is a real assault on the Money Power’s stranglehold on our money supply.
It allows businesses and consumers to diversify their methods of payment, making them a little less dependent on the Government/Banking monopoly.
It also shows that a free market for currencies already exists. Of course regulators are inimical to them, but current legislation does allow for all sorts of units.
In fact, there is very little to stop free market currencies, provided those looking for opportunities are dedicated enough.
Furthermore, Bitcoin is the first free market unit in the world that creates convertibility to other units through a currency exchange. This is an innovation that is underrated by most commentators.
Mutual Credit-based barters can use Bitcoin technology to create convertibility without dollar/euro backing.
Unsurprisingly, legislators bribed by banks have already voiced ‘concern’ about Bitcoin’s independence.
Apparently some naughty drug dealers are using Bitcoin to finance their operation. Its peer-to-peer character makes it suitable for this kind of transaction. Just like cash.
And cash too, as we know, is under attack from Big Brother who would like to know everything we buy and sell, and make us completely dependent on his monopoly infrastructure.
So Bitcoin’s existence is very useful for all monetary reformers as it will allow us to gather information about the strategies that the adversary will use to disable it.
Notwithstanding these revolutionary breakthroughs, Bitcoin does suffer from a basic flaw.
It’s designed to behave like Gold. Nakamoto clearly believes Austrian Economics is the last word, including the idea that hyperinflation is the main threat to the system.
As a result Bitcoin suffers from the same problems as Gold: it is deflationary and expensive.
There is never enough of it. True, Bitcoins can be divided in ever smaller denominations, so ‘physically’ there will never be a shortage, but it means Bitcoin is designed to appreciate for ever and this is the definition of deflation.
Worse still, Bitcoin does not address the interest issue. There is no possibility for cheap credit and if the unit matures, a banking system will be necessary to provide credit based on deposits.
Not only will this exacerbate the scarcity of money, it will also lead to very high cost for capital.
Yet another problem is that with a full reserve banking system as required by Bitcoin (and Gold too, by the way) would allow the Money Power to mop up the money supply through compound interest within one or two decades, as you can find out here..
The basic conceptual flaw is, that Austrian Economics believes a currency should be a good store of value first and foremost. This is the fatal mistake: money is a means of exchange, and it is the agreement to use it as such that gives it value, not the other way around. This is even true of Gold today: the reason Gold is now expensive, is because many investors are speculating it will be currency again.
Because of this design flaw, Bitcoin is being hoarded by its users. They prefer to have it sit in their ‘account’, instead of spending it, hoping it will appreciate. As a result turnover is lower than it could be. The unit is already an object of speculation, hindering its primary function: to finance normal trade.
Bitcoin is a revolution and a badly needed bit of fresh air. Peer to peer and independent of banks and Government it is an example for all of us. Yes, we should press for reform at the Government level, but no, we should not await it. There is a free market for currencies and it is ours for the taking.
However, it is not credit based and it does not allow for interest free credit. Its deflationary by nature, which is very problematic.
Its decentralized peer-to-peer nature and its convertibility mechanism are its main strength. If these can be harnessed in interest free credit based units, they would be unstoppable. The Money Power would be really hard pressed.
Bitcoin is a shot heard far and wide, but it is only the proverbial first shot across the bow.
Why Gold is so strongly deflationary
Mutual Credit, the Astonishingly Simple Truth about Money Creation
Mutual Credit for the 21st century: Convertibility
The Swiss WIR, or: How to Defeat the Money Power
Regional Currencies in Germany: the Chiemgauer
The Problem with Gold
Anthony Migchels is an Interest-Free Currency activist and founder of the Gelre, the first Regional Currency in the Netherlands. You can read all of his articles on his blog Real Currencies – See more at: http://henrymakow.com/bitcoins.html#sthash.0IOo9xH7.dpuf
Some have said “There is never enough of BitCoins. True, BitCoins can be divided in ever smaller denominations, so ‘physically’ there will never be a shortage, but it means BitCoin is designed to appreciate for ever and this is the definition of deflation.” That would be correct and having a deflationary money is GREAT. The only ones who like Inflationary money are the BORG, Banks Organized Religion and Government
With the recent hullabaloo the country of Cyprus consideration to steal the deposits of the people to fund the central banks, the price of Bitcoins has jumped from $46.82 on March 16th 2013 to $71.96 March 22, 2013. That is a swing of $25.14 in 6 days! I’m not sure what the annualized rate is however it’s a lot! Imagine what the price would have done had the Cypress Parliament actually allowed this theft to occur?
As central Banks and Governments continue to print more and more money out of nothing, this will have the effect of driving the bitcoin price up. This is great for those that have bitcoins and bad for those who do not have bitcoins. What organizations are likely to be the last adopters? The BORG, Banks Organized Religion and Government. My point is: as the government controlled interest backed fiat currency continues to devolve and at the same time the non-government controlled non-interest backed bitcoin fiat currency continue to evolve, those having “dollars” will have less and less money. So lets dream for a moment…each Bitcoin is worth $100,000 and $100,000 buys a loaf of bread. Now you are a member of the BORG and you have a trillion dollars, your illicit power is been greatly reduced and those with the 10,000 bitcoins are going to be in great shape.
In the fine article written by Anthony Migchels, he states that people are likely to hoard the bitcoins. Some may or at least in my opinion they would be silly not to trade with them as much as possible. Most people at least right now have never even HEARD of them. Anyone who knows me, would say I talk to alot of people in the real world. That translates very simply, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT on BitCoins. Let’s put it this way, they can only go down to zero, AND they can go up to ANYTHING. There are only 6 BILLION people in the world and my guess is that most of them would like to be more prosperous. Let’s say each person wants just one BitCoin, instead of their government manipulated debt based currency, do you know what that will do to the price? I don’t know either, my first guess is it would make the value of a BitCoin, like a MILLION DOLLARS!
Bitcoins are not food, you can not eat them. They don’t even exist, except in cyberspace! The reason why BitCoins will continue to increase is because people are using them. The more people that use them, the more the price increases. If you don’t use them for anything, what good are they? The more they get used, the more they will be accepted. As I see it you got to get your hands on BitCoins as soon as possible. Dump the Dollar for something the government can’t steal, can’t regulate and can’t control. That will really make ’em mad. And there is NOTHING they can do about it except turn off the internet / start World War 3 and play chicken with humanity. Give me a break, I got news for them, humanity will survive! The BORG won’t. They are valueless, irrelevant parasites. (ask me how I really feel, lol) Then we pump the value of a BitCoin up to a million dollars each. You don’t want to be the one holding the big bag of money when the “dollars” are worthless and or the government has decided to steal them for their Banker masters.
Morpheus: Zion, hear me! It is true, what many of you have heard. The machines have gathered an army and as I speak, that army is drawing nearer to our home. Believe me when I say, we have a difficult time ahead of us. But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it. I stand here, before you now, truthfully unafraid. Why? Because I believe something you do not? No, I stand here without fear because I remember. I remember that I am here not because of the path that lies before me, but because of the path that lies behind me. I remember that for 8000 years, we have fought the BORG. I remember that for 8000 years, they have sent their armies to tax, and control us, and after a centuries of war, I remember that which matters most… We are still here! Today, let us send a message to that army. Tonight, let us shake this cave. Tonight, let us tremble these halls of earth, steel, and stone, let us be heard from red core to black sky. Tonight, let us make them remember, THIS IS ZION AND WE ARE NOT AFRAID!
The world is moving into the future. Lets see, we had the mail, printing press, light blub, telegraph, telephone, fax, internet, cell phone, and now BitCoins. The government didn’t turn those things off, why they couldn’t. The government didn’t create them, the people did. Furthermore we now live in a global economy, EVERYTHING runs on the internet. Want to go back to the dark ages? Turn off the internet. I say bring it on. Society is going to continue to move into the future no matter what they do. I do not care what they do because they do not do anything for me. So I ignore them. Now that we have BitCoins we now have a free market free market for the first time in 8000 years. The government is now officially out of business. They have lost their control. The Government is rendered irrelevant. It is the job of the activists so simply spread the word, that the war is finally over and we can all go home now. The best part is those who spread the word the most will be the ones who will be most rewarded.
This is how I am spreading the word. You need BitCoins, I have them. Send me a email and I will be more than happy to send you your first ones FREE, so you can in turn do the same thing. Send some to your friends, first you need a BitCoin wallet send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org (remove hyphens) and I will send you them for FREE. What is the catch? First off, I am not rich, however Bitcoins are divisible by 100,000,000, so I don’t have to send a bunch. Then you would simply do what I am doing. Tell your friends you want to send them some BitCoins. They need a wallet and you will send them a portion of what you have. It’s like a multi-level marketing, without the need for the top down, hierarchical, multi-level marketing. It’s organic, pay it forward kinda deal. The increase will be made on how many people use the system. So let’s do it. Get out there and rock and roll the bones…Get Busy!
These are the cards I am passing out to people as I knock on doors for my regular job.
I have set up a meetup group utilizing idea of a non-hierarchical organization called Titania. Titania is based on the works of John David Garcia and Bob Podolsky to create a non-hierarchical, ethical, creative, thriving society of the future where everyone has an equal voice. Imagine a money system that mirrors the society you want to create. One that is voluntary, yet organized! Bob and I are planning to use BitCoins as the engine to drive it forward FASTER. I would love to meet you in person or over the internet. The way this happens is one person at a time, are you in?
True story. I’ve been trying for about a week to buy modest (U$10000-20000) amount. It’s been hell. First, mt.gox requires scary amount of ID to receive wires. What has this world come to – to put your money somewhere you have to prove who you are! I get it about withdrawing, but depositing? WTF?
Then to sending wires. Scary. A branch manager of a local e-trade branch, without asking me for any ID pulls up my account, says there is plenty of money there, and proceeds for an hour to browser through the e-trade website looking for the right form, not finding it, making me hand write a ‘to whom it may concern’, finding the form, filling out a wrong one twice anyway, waiting for ‘his guy in Seattle’ to get off the other line, finally announcing that they can’t do it without additional signatures and notarizing more documents, which they can’t do as they have no notary on staff…
Wells Fargo bank. At least they checked my ID. Worked through filling out the forms. After 30 minutes of doing that, the banker announces that federal regulations require me to declare my address in Japan. What? No address in Japan, no wire. Very surprised that anyone can have a bank account in another country without living there. And ‘ by the way, we couldn’t send it anyway without the Wells Fargo debit card. Also your incoming wire hasn’t cleared’. Thanks for wasting my time.
Entire day shot. I have no reason to think my wire would clear at mtgox either, since I am #3277 on the verification queue, whatever that means (not promising).
Is this the famous banking system that needed to be bailed out, or the world collapses immediately? I can’t imagine Chinese banks being less competent, or monkey banks for that matter.
No wonder people are running to get bitcoin which allows you to move your money wherever the f*** you want, whenever you want, without anyone’s permission. Not to mention handling your own security, for god’s sake!
After I read “The Four Agreements”, by don Miguel Ruiz, my life has been forever changed. It was an eye opener and a game changer. I realized that everything in life is a sum total of all the agreements every human being has ever made. So now is the time to make new ethical agreements and learn to live that way. Below it says Living The Four Agreements can be one of the most difficult and the same time the easiest habit to keep. I agree. Once I committed to doing it it became easier and easier. This is why I dislike the word “t-r-y” so much it is impossible to be impeccable with your word using it. T-r-y implies failure and when I say I am going to do something there is no t-r-y. Like Yoda said in Star Wars “there is no t-r-y either do or don not”.
I love how The Four Agreements integrates with the concept of Titania so beautifully. By living The Four Agreements makes living the Titanian Ethic so much easier.
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.
Living your life with these ideas in mind will only aid one in being more ethical and creative. I know it has for me. See how it works for you.
In the best selling book The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz gives four ethical principles to practice in order to create love, truth and personal evolution in your life. Adopting and committing to these agreements is simple. Actually living and keeping these Four Agreements can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. It can also be one of the most life changing things you will ever do.
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As you practice living these four practices your life will dramatically change. In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice these agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life and become easy habits to keep.
The Four Agreements are:
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Understanding how to Integrate and Live the practices
Upon reading don Miguel’s wisdom many people have their eyes opened to a new possibility for living life. They get excited when they see the potential for happiness, love, and respect with themselves and their relationships. What they fail to see is the challenges and resistance the mind will have to living just one of the agreements. Don Miguel briefly mentions these challenges in his book, but people fixate on the four chapters with the agreements and seem to miss these other important points. This is often the set up for expectations that lead to disappointment and frustration.
During our early life we began making agreements. Our parents rewarded us when we did what they wanted and they punished us when we didn’t. We also learned behaviors and habits in school, church, and from other adults and children on the playground. The tools of reward and punishment were often emotional and sometimes physical. The impact of other people’s opinions and reactions to us became a very strong force in the habits we created. In this process we created agreements in our mind of who we should be, what we shouldn’t be, who we were, and who we were not. Over time we learned to live our life based on the agreements in our own mind. We learned to live according to the agreements that came from the opinion of others. In this process of domestication it turns out that the choices we make and the life we live is more driven by the opinions we learned from others than one we would choose on our own.
Why Living the Four Agreements Is Such a Challenge
We have out of years of habit not paid attention to how we express our self. The responses that come out of our mouth are often automatic. They were learned from years of habit living by the agreements we learned. We do not consciously choose our words, or the emotion, tone, and attitude that we express.
Over years our mind has filled with beliefs that generate incessant thinking. In all that thinking we have many assumptions that we are not aware of. We even make the assumption that what we think is true. We imagine and assume what others think of us and how they will react. We also assume that the judgments and self criticisms we have are true. We have learned to make so many assumptions that we aren’t aware of. These assumptions are not the truth. These assumptions and the faith we express in them is just one way that we are not impeccable with our word.
Through our domestication we have also learned to take things personally. We assume that when someone has an opinion about us that their opinion is valid. Their opinion becomes our belief about our self. We end up having an emotional reaction to our own belief because we assumed their opinion it is true. We can also take personally our own opinions. We take personally our own self judgments. These self judgments are nothing more than an assumption. Over years the mind has developed many habits of making assumptions and taking them personally.
Just because you adopt the Four Agreements doesn’t mean that all these habits in the mind will stop with that commitment.
When you decide to change your life and adopt the Four Agreements you are challenging the beliefs you learned and the habits you practiced since your childhood domestication.
Adopting the Four Agreements creates a conflict in the mind between expressing your self Impeccably with love and your existing fear based beliefs.
Avoiding Double Jeopardy
One of the hidden assumptions that people often make when adopting the Four Agreements is about time. Without awareness the mind makes the assumption that they should immediately be able to keep the Four Agreements 100% of the time. The mind completely ignores that there are already existing agreements and habits of taking things personally that have been in place for years.
With the expectation of the new agreement that we will not break any of the Four Agreements we are set up for failure. We have an emotional reaction and take something personally which feels bad. (but is completely normal part of our old habits) But then the inner judge reprimands us for failing to not take something personally. Now we feel twice as bad. The inner judge tells us that we failed and the voice of the victim in the mind accepts this proposal.
The result is that we are not only upset, but we also feel like a failure. If you just look at your emotional state at this point it will seem like things are getting worse instead of better. It can seem like attempting to keep the Four Agreements is causing more problems and making you feel worse.
If you are aware that you are judging your self for taking something personally, you can feel even worse. Your inner judge might use that awareness to judge and reject your self for judging your self for taking something personally. In the beginning the myriad of voices in your head are likely to use your new found awareness as material for self judgment. This is when the fourth agreement, Always Do Your Best, is most important. It gives you immunity from self judgment. Your best isn’t perfect practice of these agreements on day one. Your best will include a lot of stumbling in the beginning and improve over time as you practice. Just like walking, learning a language, or playing a sport, you can’t play at top level on your first day learning.
In actuality the problem is not that you adopted the Four Agreements. Nor is the problem that you are a failure. What is really happening is that you are having an awakening. You are waking up to how your mind makes assumptions, has emotional reactions, and is so quick to make self judgments. These realizations about the belief system in your mind are not usually pleasant but are part of an awakening. It is usually uncomfortable realization, but through it your awareness is growing.
With some more awareness and practice you can move beyond this uncomfortable awakening about the mind. You will come to see that it is not You that is judging your self for failing. It is the inner judge. With practice you will see the ridiculous expectations and assumptions for what they are and not feel like a failure when you lapse in your journey to impeccability. This comes as you gain more awareness and gain more personal power over your agreements.
The Challenge of a Spiritual Warrior
Don Miguel refers to some of these challenges throughout the book. However, in the excitement of the Truth in what don Miguel writes, people often overlook where he points out that this endeavor is not easy. The agreements may be simple, but he never says they are easy to keep.
At the same time living the Four Agreements has taken me on the most rewarding and profound journey of happiness and fulfillment beyond anything I could have imagined. The hard work in the beginning is rewarded to me in every interaction every day of my life. This is a very big return for a small investment of time and effort.
Don Miguel refers to people who decide to adopt the Four Agreements and create love and happiness in their life as Spiritual Warriors. It is Spiritual because it is about living your Life. It is also referred to as a war because you are challenging the old fear based beliefs in your mind. It will take more than a week and a half to break free of fear, the tyranny of the inner judge, and old emotional habits. There will be some battles lost along the way, but that is of minor concern in the longer term strategy of creating happiness in your life.
The Quest for Personal Freedom
The quest of a Spiritual Warrior is for Personal Freedom. Personal Freedom means freedom from fear, illusions, and the fear based beliefs in the mind. In essence it means to win the war over the beliefs in the mind. It is with Personal Freedom that we are free of the human condition of emotional suffering. Spiritual traditions around the world have their own names for this state of awareness including nirvana and heaven. It is a state that is simply described as living your life with unconditional love, gratitude, and respect, for your self, and for others.
I’ve spent many years personally studying with don Miguel Ruiz. After my life and relationships were completely transformed I asked him if there was anything that I could do for him in return. He said, “If you want to, share with others what you have learned and how you live your life so they can be happy as well.”
That help has taken the form of material on my web sites, personal coaching guidance, online audio course in Self Mastery, and Spiritual Intensive Journeys. I am also working on a book about my experiences.
There are many practical actions you can take to speed up changing your life and live more impeccably. In my years of study with don Miguel what he has written in his books is a small fraction of his teachings.
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While don Miguel is no longer teaching, you can still learn the practices, process, wisdom and insights from those he trained. You are invited to take advantage of the material in my web sites, my personal coaching services, and the workshops and Power Journeys I lead.
The best place to start is the Self Mastery Audio Series. It is a self paced program of mp3 audio files that you download and listen to. Each session has very specific practical exercises to help you implement aspects of mastering the Four Agreements. The first four sessions are free so that you can sample the material and see if it will work for you. The next 10 sessions are only $99.
As an alternative you can listen to many of the free mp3 audios that I have placed on line that deal with issues like, How not to take thing personally, Changing Core Beliefs, Free Will, Feeling Not Good Enough, Hidden Assumptions, Do We Have Free Will, and others.
I wish you much Love, Joy, and Laughter in your Journey,
Gary van Warmerdam
The Bureaucracy is defined as the systematic elimination, destruction, or avoidance of corrective feedback. The entire Kennedy Assassination and follow-up whitewashing, known as the “Warren Report” of the incident reeks of bureaucracy. This is how the BORG functions: if we wanted your opinion we would be giving it to you. Historian Steven Alvis goes over the other side of the story.
Almost 200 witnesses linked to the assassination have met with violent or mysterious deaths— some by gunfire, some in car accidents, some by apparent suicide, one from a cut throat and another by a karate chop to the neck, and lesser numbers from more “natural” causes.
At midday, November 22, 1963, immediately after hearing of the murder from Senator Frank Church, Averell Harriman went on to a meeting with other top oil executives where they discussed how to manipulate the new president being sworn in on Air Force One while flying back to Washington with Kennedy’s corpse. Lyndon Johnson confided to one of his aides in 1967 that “he was now convinced that there was a plot in connection with the assassination.” Further, LBJ suspected that the CIA had “something to do with this plot.
In 1978, when CIA spy E. Howard Hunt (one of the Nixon Watergate “plumbers”) sued Liberty Lobby for $650,000 for defamation in a Florida court, he lost his case. He sued because their Populist newspaper Spotlight had reported he was in Dallas the night before Kennedy’s killing to pay off a CIA-backed assassination team. Reportedly, Hunt huddled with Jack Ruby in Dallas the night before the assassination to supply him with a gun and money. During the Watergate scandal, Nixon was recorded saying, to H. R. Haldeman, “This fellow Hunt, he knows too damn much (Weiner, Tim, ‘E. Howard Hunt, Agent Who Organized Botched Watergate Break-In, Dies at 88,’ New York Times, January 24, 2007).” The dying Hunt disclosed to his son, Saint John Hunt, that he and others were involved in the conspiracy to kill President Kennedy, an operation codenamed, “the Big Event”
More interesting is CIA agent Marita Lorenz’s testimony in Hunt vs. Liberty Lobby, that the CIA directly participated in planning and executing President Kennedy’s assassination, an admission that the media present chose not to mention in their trial coverage. According to Lorenz, she rode from Miami to Dallas with two carloads of armed assassins. She named each of them while under oath, and quoted their proud leader as saying, that they pulled off “the really big one. . . we killed the president.”
Richard Nixon, Kennedy’s vindictive opponent in the previous election and one who ultimately replaced him, had long-time personal ties to Oswald’s hitman, Jack Ruby. A 1947 FBI memo says: “Nixon intervened on behalf of a Chicago gangster who was about to be called as a witness before a congressional committee . . . It is my sworn statement that one Jack Rubenstein of Chicago, noted as a potential witness for hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, is performing information functions for the staff of Congressman Richard Nixon, Republican of California. It is requested Rubenstein not be called for open testimony in the aforementioned hearings . . . That same year, Rubenstein moved to Dallas, Texas, and changed his name to Jack Ruby (cited in Called to Serve, p.534).”
The jailed Jack Ruby’s last words to the uninterested party of Chief Justice Earl Warren, Representative Gerald Ford (a Bilderberger while yet in Congress and President after Nixon), and Leon Jaworski (later Watergate’s special prosecutor), are especially telling: “Gentlemen, unless you get me to Washington, you can’t get a fair shake out of me . . . My life is in danger here. Well, you won’t ever see me again . . . A whole new form of government is going to take over the country, and I know I won’t live to see you another time . . . I want to tell the truth and I can’t tell it here.”
The “investigators” left for lunch and never returned. He died shortly after of cancer in prison, never having testified publicly. Where they were when they heard about the Kennedy assassination — except one man — Richard Milhous Nixon. He was in Dallas that very day with the very CIA men involved, but afterwards forgot where he was.