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Welfare Handouts to Fortune 100 Mar 30/14 Print E-mail
Whistle Blower
Saturday, 29 March 2014 21:12

Welfare Handouts to Fortune 100 Mar 30/14

March 19, 2014 See how the CAFRE fraud works folks in USA Canada and around the world, there should be no toll bridges or highways anywhere on the planet! Tami!

Most of us are aware that the government gives mountains of cash to powerful corporations in the form of tax breaks, grants, loans and subsidies--what some have called "corporate welfare." However, little has been revealed about exactly how much money Washington is forking over to mega businesses.

Until now.

A new venture called Open the Books, based in Illinois, was founded with a mission to bring transparency to how the federal budget is spent. And what they found is shocking: between 2000 and 2012, the top Fortune 100 companies received $1.2 trillion from the government. That doesn't include all the billions of dollars doled out to housing, auto and banking enterprises in 2008-2009, nor does it include ethanol subsidies to agribusiness or tax breaks for wind turbine makers.

What Open the Book's forthcoming report does reveal is that the most valuable contracts between the government and private firms were for military procurement deals, including Lockheed Martin ($392 billion), General Dynamics ($170 billion), and United Technologies ($73 billion).

After military contractors, $21.8 billion was granted out to corporate recipients in the form of direct subsidies; literally transfers of cash from the pockets of Americans to major corporations. The biggest winners were General Electric (GE) ($380 million), followed by General Motors (GM) ($370 million), Boeing (BA) ($264 million), ADM ($174 million) and United Technologies ($160 million).

$8.5 billion in federally subsidized loans were also doled out to giant oil companies Chevron and Exxon Mobile, and $1 billion went directly to massive agri-business Archer Daniels Midland.

Of course, the banks also got their piece of the pie: $10 billion in federal insurance went to Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, not including any of the 2008 bailout money. Walmart enjoyed its share of federal insurance backing as well.

Thanks to Open the Books, the curtain has been lifted and the whole country can now witness the great suckling of corporate America. As Open the Books founder Adam Andrzejewski put it: "Mitt Romney had it wrong: When it comes to the Fortune 100, it's 99%, not 47%, on some form of the government's gravy train."

Aaron Cantú is an investigator for the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and an independent journalist based in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter @aaronmiguel_

 

 

Mnt Goat GCR RV update Mar 30/14 Print E-mail
Nesara Canada
Saturday, 29 March 2014 15:38

Mnt Goat GCR RV update Mar 30/14

What Kind of Government Do You Want?

Here's little something to look at during this political season. This ought to make a person think one more time before walking into the voting booth. This country is returning to it's constitution, as a part of this money shift.

http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/

The Turning Point is Now! 4 min

http://youtu.be/E3dq6he5eqQ

3-29-14 Mountain Goat: What the Global Reset Really is (Part 1):

Hi Everyone. Earlier in the week I decided to hike up my familiar mountain in the Alps. These are much more than hikes. They are a time for contemplation about recent events and what is happening with this GCR process.

I returned home refreshed and with an appetite for the delicious dinner Meine Hubby prepared for the family. After diner I decided to sit at my desk and compose this news letter.  I have taken the time out from my busy schedule to compose this news letter for you fine dinarian friends.  I feel it is now the time for all to know this information. This is a very long news letter today so be patient.

I will also review some answers to questions some of you readers have been asking me about other topics related to the IMF global reset plan and the timing of the exchange process.

Today’s News

First I need to review with you how the IMF is using this global reset plan to shore up the global monetary fund and prevent future crisis.

If you remember my news letters prepared last summer I talked in detail about being “careful what you wish for”.  All the excitement from these projected large payouts from these foreign currency revaluations is such that you might overlook what is really happening behind the scenes as part of the Global Reset. This money you are about to have is a distraction and there are strings attached.

Do we all understand what this “Global Reset” really is?

In November 2010, the IMF agreed wide-ranging governance reforms to reflect the increasing importance of emerging market countries. The reforms also ensure that smaller developing countries will retain their influence in the IMF. I firmly believe that had the world not experienced this global financial crisis in 2008, we would have had seen the revaluation of the IQD in mid  2012.

In 2010 it was already decided to use the IQD as the foundational currency for the global currency reset so no matter what we, as investors, thought there was going to be a delay until all the IMF reforms were put in place.

The GCR would be one of the final steps in the process. I will explain why I feel this way.

At times we get all hung up and frustrated as to why the Global Currency Reset or GCR is taking so long. In reality it is just a small part of the overall global reset or final conclusion to this IMF 2010 reform package.

We should all be informed that there are other significant changes too that will impact our daily lives whether we are already independently financially secure, run our own business, or are just a blue or white collar worker. Let me tell you about some of these other laws.

Yes I do believe that the impacts of these massive changes of the Global Reset are about to be felt. You need to look at the GCR as one of the final steps to the global reset process. So there have been many other items that needed to be put in place prior to setting off the GCR.

The overall global reset has in fact been taking place now for over 3 years, since its inception in 2010.

Once these items are put in place the IMF will then pull the trigger and revalue some +190 currencies. Some will revalue and others will devalue. Do you care?

It will be unprecedented in the history of the world and will surely be noted in our future history  books as one of the greatest events ever.

In comparison this event is like the great depression and the changes the New Deal brought to the United States and to the reset of the world. I want you for a few minutes to imagine what it must have been like during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. How did people live? What was going on with the stock market, the banks and other financial transactions between countries?  Remember also this was pre-WWII era. You might want to read up in this topic.

So what are some of these events called the 2010 IMF reforms? These reforms must be in place as part of the global reset and in place prior to the GCR kickoff.   I can tell you with all certainty that this must be done. I do not know all the items (since this world wide and very complicated) nor am I allowed to talk about some of them in this news letter. But I will share what I know and I can share.

Here are a few of the reforms: Do they sound familiar?

IMF quotas to double to about $755 billion (they don’t talk much about what they intend to do with all this newly found money. I will try to explain later).

The bottom line is that 110 countries out of 187 will see their quota share increased or maintained.

WTO centralized methods for collection of these taxes

The IMF’s Executive Board has approved far-reaching reforms of the way the IMF is run (much more centralized power).

Significant shift of voting power to dynamic emerging markets, developing countries.

The 10 largest members of the Fund will now consist of the United States, Japan, the four largest European economies (France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom) and Brazil, China, India, and the Russian Federation (the BRICs).

Many events/items had to be completed to accomplish implement these reforms:

Develop and Implement new Basel III banking regulations implemented worldwide

Asset inventory of +190 member countries

Recalculate new exchange rates for these currencies

Streamline the process of  the currency revaluation rollout

Change over responsibility for the exchange process rollouts from the UST to the World Bank

Ratify the  2010 reforms by each member nation

Increased UN share of all Tariff collections (this is why Iraq Tariff laws were so controversial and took so long to ratify and  implement)

Rebalance the exchange rates of +190 nations i.e currency revalue

Do you see now how the Global Currency Reset is just a very small part of the total reform implementation  in what we call the global reset?

Can you now see how technically the global reset must be almost entirely completed prior to any GCR happening?

Can you now understand why this has taken over 3 years to implement?

Original Timeline for GCR

The Executive Board of the UN endorsed a timeline that calls for the quota increase and realignments to take effect by the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in October 2012, and Executive Board reforms to be implemented no later than the subsequent Board election, which was scheduled in late 2012. The later part did not occur and is late due to late implementation of some of the items that were needed to have done and in place prior.

Again it is so important to understand why this was done and who and what organization is driving these efforts. Certainly it was not totally the IMF or totally the United States Treasury (UST) but a joint cooperation.

Let me tell you what the IMF really is and why they are now taking the lead in the global reset. In order to truly understand what I am about to say you must understand some basic facts about the IMF and how it’s banking system works.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that was initiated in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference and formally created in 1945 by 29 member countries (now 188 countries).

The IMF's stated goal was to assist in the reconstruction of the world's international payment system post–World War II. Countries contribute money to a pool through a quota system from which countries with payment imbalances can borrow fundstemporarily. Through this activity and others such as surveillance of its members' economies and the demand for self-correcting policies, the IMF works to improve the economies of its member countries.

Upon initial IMF formation, its two primary functions were:

1. to oversee the fixed exchange rate arrangements between countries thus helping national governments manage their exchange rates and

2. allowing these governments to prioritize economic growth

The crisis of neoliberalism and the future of international institutions: a comparison of the IMF and the WTO and to provide short-term capital to aid balance-of-payments between nations.

This assistance was meant to prevent the spread of international economic crises. Well we all know about the severe crisis in 2008 and so the current funds available in the 2008 pool dried up quickly. This is now why the contributions to these fund hand to increase and member contributions now are doubled to $755 billion.

This was done now in the hope that, should a crisis of this magnitude happen again in the future, there will be ample funding to prevent the spread of the crisis into a global crisis. There are also other measures as part of the reforms now being taken such as decentralization of the median of exchange of the use of the US dollar.

Yes – in the future the US dollar will no longer be King Dollar. Simply put the financial irresponsibility and also the financial corruption of the US government and its banks has shown to the world that any hiccup in the US economy could bring the rest of the global financial markets to their knees.

Thus instigating a major global financial crisis.

Some proactive measures had to be done to prevent this. Of all of these measures were met with great resistance from the USA. This is another reason why the 2012 goals of full implementation of the reforms by the IMF have not yet been met.

I talk about this decentralization by grouping nations into currency districts later in this news letter. This is something in the making and you will see gradual implementation the following years to come.

-29-14 Mountain Goat: What the Global Reset Really is (Part 2):

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 15:41
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Chocolate Health Benefits! Mar 29/14 Print E-mail
Healing Body
Friday, 28 March 2014 23:22

Chocolate Health Benefits! Mar 29/14

Science & Technology News

Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits

Mar 18, 2014 Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times

For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.

On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas said they had solved the confection conundrum: Specific chocolate-loving microbes in the gut convert an otherwise indigestible portion of the candy into anti-inflammatory compounds, they said.

Using a series of modified test tubes to simulate humans' gurgling guts, researchers exposed several forms of cocoa powder to digestive juices and enzymes, and then to bacteria found in samples of human feces.

What they found was that after cocoa was "digested," long molecules called polyphenolic polymers remained within the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract.

The molecules are too large to cross the walls of the gut and be used as nutrients, according to researcher John Finley, a professor of food science and biochemistry at Louisiana State University.

"They do nothing for us except travel down the GI tract after we consume them," Finley said.

That is until they encounter some of the many microbes that inhabit the human colon, particularly Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, researchers said.

"These little guys say, 'Hey -- there's something in there that I can use,' and they start to break it down," Finley said.

The smaller molecules that result from this fermentation can travel through the gut wall and be used by the body, researchers said.

"These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease that are associated with inflammation," Finley said.

A number of short-term studies conducted in recent years have suggested that dark chocolate can cause blood vessels to dilate, and thus lower blood pressure, although this is not the case with white chocolate and milk chocolate.

It has been unclear exactly why this happens, but researchers had focused on the effects of anti-oxidant flavanols, such as catechin and epicatechin.

Finley said these were among the compounds that were poorly digested, yet acted upon by gut microbes. The other substance that was fermented was dietary fiber, which makes up about 30 percent of cocoa powder.

He said that the amount of cocoa powder that appeared to produce beneficial effects was about two tablespoons a day.

One of the issues involving dark chocolate, Finley said, was the amount of sugar and fat that chocolate candy contained. He said you could avoid those substances by putting cocoa powder on oatmeal, as he does.

He said it was possible that the beneficial compounds contained within cocoa powder might one day be processed into pill form, and noted that Mars Inc., the maker of M&M candy, was partially funding research into that possibility.

Finely said he wasn't very excited by this prospect.

"I would rather eat a big old chocolate cookie or a cup of cocoa than . . . take a pill," he said.

(c)2014 Los Angeles Times

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GMO silent Killers & Local Meeting! Mar 29/14 Print E-mail
Environmental Healing
Friday, 28 March 2014 14:00

GMO silent Killers & Local Meeting! Mar 29/14

Former Gov’t Scientist says GMOs are A Silent Killer

Cdsapi’s Added Comment: It is high time to do some serious, critical, precautionary thinking before we allow the ignorant arrogance and arrogant ignorance of human warped intelligence to redesign the natural world into inevitable extinction and oblivion.   
“Do it, and see what happens” is like jumping off a cliff to see if you wind up as splatter at the bottom.  Not a risk you can afford to take – and survive!.

If we continue to eat GMOs, we will soon have an entire  population too sick to function, and certainly unable to reproduce healthy offspring.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the Elite families eat non-GMO - organic. 
They are the ones who have planned the GMOs for the REST of us.

Off the Grid News

GMO Scientist Changes His Mind After He Saw The Results.
Former Gov’t Scientist says GMOs are A Silent Killer

For much of two decades, soil biologist and molecular biologist Thierry Vrain worked for the Canadian government and defended genetically modified (GMO) crops to the public, telling them they were safe to plant and eat.  Then he left his position, began having second thoughts -- and changed his mind.

A former scientist with Canada’s version of the USDA (Agriculture Canada), Vrain is now one of the leading experts opposing genetically modified foods, and he’s this week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio.

GMOs, Vrain says, are silently making Americans and Canadians sick - all with the governments’ naïve support.

Vrain also explains:

Why the science truly is against GMO crops.

What he sees as the future of the GMO debate.

What led him to change his mind on GMOs.

Now retired, Vrain is free to speak his mind about the science of GMOs.  If you care about the food you and your children eat, don’t miss this week’s episode.

Click here to listen to this week's interview.
http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/03/27/former-govt-scientist-gmos-a-silent-killer

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