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By Paul Craig Roberts
December 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, December 4, 2014
In his Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Federal Assembly that Washington’s plan for Russia is to break the country into pieces as was done to Yugoslavia. The American scenario for Russia is “disintegration and dismemberment.” Putin reminded Washington that speaking to Russia from a position of force is futile and will lead Washington to the same fate as Hitler.
Putin also noted that Washington’s disregard for its own and international law had made the United States into a lawless state that is a danger to the world. William Rockler, a Nuremberg Tribunal Prosecutor of Nazi war crimes has come to the same conclusion as Putin: “The United States has discarded pretensions to international legality and decency, and embarked on a course of raw imperialism run amok.”
Russia, Putin said, will deal decisively with anyone who brings force to Russia, as Russia always has. The difficulties that the Americans are bringing us “create new opportunities for us. We are ready to take up any challenge and win.”
Most of Putin’s address is about Russia’s development plans. At every stage of these plans Putin stresses that the focus is on the welfare of the Russian population, not on the creation of a small class of rich elites. Education, healthcare, and the social welfare system are a public benefit for all citizens. “Attention to the people cannot be faked.” Self-respect and honor are the basis for reputation, and the reputation of hospitals, schools, universities, and social institutions are important to Russia’s reputation.
There is no belligerence in Putin’s address. We do not go about seeking enemies, he told the Assembly. Russia will cooperate with any country on an equal basis, but Russia will not be an American vassal.
Here is the URL to a rushed official translation of Putin’s address: http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/23341 Nuances and some precision of meaning and word choices are lost to time demands.
Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2014
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Many who are less informed and less aware are ignoring what's going on in Ukraine, feeling that what's out of sight and far, far away in a land they've never been to, can be safely out of mind. But our government plutocrats, up to their old tricks, are going after Russia through Ukraine, practically daring Russia to start a nuclear war over it, while telling Americans that it's Russia who is the troublemaker. Not all of us are buying it, although it seems that most are. So far we've been lucky in avoiding nuclear war, but with the corrupt, secretive, power-hungry people running the show, how long will our luck hold out?
While we the people get blown to smithereens, particularly here on Oahu, ground zero of the Pacific Command, our political elite have seen to their own safety with money no object, since it's ours, not theirs.
YouTube introduction: Ukrainian General-Colonel Yan Kazemirovich from Kiev reveals CIA agents and Masons in Ukraine. Simferopol, March 7, 2014. English subtitles.
Published on YouTube November 8, 2014
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List of people and organizations mentioned in the video:
Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov, a Jew, is the wealthiest man in Ukraine.
The Banderovites are members of a Ukrainian political party that has recently surged in popularity, although it still holds a decidedly minority stake.
Berkut is the elite Ukraine special forces that fought against the Maidan rioters in Kiev as the Ukraine government was being overthrown earlier this year. They were disbanded immediately after the new government took over.
Oleksandr Bryhynets is a member of the Ukraine parliament.
Mikhail Denisenko, aka Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1997.
Ukrainian General Yan Kazemirovich is the general featured in above video.
Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, a Jew, is the second or third richest man in Ukraine and the governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a province in central Ukraine that is the most important industrial region in the country.
Leonid Kravchuk was the first president of Ukraine directly after it separated from Russia in 1991. Leonid Kuchma served as prime minister of Ukraine while Kravchuk was in office.
Leonid Kuchma was the second president of Ukraine, succeeding Leonid Kravchuk.
Patriarchate - the office or jurisdiction of a patriarch (high ranking church official)
Viktor Pinchuck, a Jew, is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist, one of the wealthiest men in the world, and a friend of Bill Clinton.
Svoboda is a Ukrainian political party.
Oleksandr Turchynov took over as president of Ukraine immediately after Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown, then became chairman of Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament), ending his term on November 27, 2014.
The Verkovna Rada is Ukraine's parliament.
Viktor Yanukovych - Elected President of Ukraine in 2010, forced to flee for his life in February 2014 after the USA-sanctioned violent overthrow of the Ukraine government.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a Jew, was designated by Victoria Nuland, Jewish NeoCon official in the U.S. Department of State, as a top man in the anticipated new government. He assumed the office of Ukraine prime minister days after the U.S.-sanctioned violent takeover of the Ukraine government.
Ukraine (Collection of articles on political situation in Ukraine) [Hawaii Political Info]
But it's not over for America
Dr. Baldwin is a Baptist minister in Montana. He was a Constitution Party presidential candidate in 2008.
December 4, 2014
That America is spiraling on a collision course with calamity seems certain. We seem to be ignoring virtually all of the lessons of history, and, well, you know what one fellow said about the folly of doing that. I join the consensus of patriots and freedom-lovers throughout the country who believe America’s future is filled with all sorts of stormy weather. As a matter of fact, the storms are all around us already.
For one thing, most of the people who should be helping us in the freedom fight cannot see past the end of their ballot. They think, as long as they elect “conservatives” to public office, all is well with the world. And since the GOP now controls both houses of Congress in Washington, D.C., the vast majority of our good brothers and sisters are already all tucked in for extended hibernation. They will reemerge from under their blankets about three months before the general election in 2016 and start screaming their support for whomever the neocon candidate happens to be. Why, they are already ignoring the fact that the precious Republicans they just elected to the House and Senate a few weeks ago are already signaling that they will to do NOTHING to thwart Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, which was the single most defining issue that helped give the Congress to the GOP. Republicans on Capitol Hill are famous for doing NOTHING to fulfill the promises they made on the campaign trail to their constituents. And Republican voters are famous for reelecting them anyway. Good grief! Republicans in South Carolina can’t even get rid of Lindsey Graham; and Republicans in Arizona can’t even get rid of John McCain.
Even the great Republican “conservative,” Mitt Romney, is now on record saying that the GOP should “swallow hard” and pass a PERMANENT amnesty bill. And even though he says he is not running for President in two years, he continues to be the frontrunner in most of the GOP preference polls. What does that tell you?
See the report here:
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann had the guts to tell the truth about what the GOP plans to do regarding Obama’s blatantly illegal executive amnesty decision. Bachmann told Breitbart.com that House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership have “no intention” of resisting Obama’s executive amnesty. And she is right.
See the report here:
Staunch anti-amnesty senator, Jeff Sessions, said this past Tuesday that the GOP House was about to break their 2014 campaign promises to stop Obama’s executive amnesty. Also on Tuesday, Breitbart.com reported that House Speaker Boehner appears ready to deal with Democrats in order to cut a deal to SAVE amnesty. See the report here:
Oh, we can expect Boehner and Company to blow a lot of smoke and pass some frivolous and toothless legislation or resolutions that will be designed to placate a gullible and naïve Republican constituency, but that will do absolutely NOTHING to stop Obama’s amnesty. The only thing John Boehner and his ilk in Congress don’t like is Obama beat them to the punch by issuing executive amnesty to illegals. GOP leaders were hoping to pass legislative amnesty. So, now that Obama has beaten them to the punch, Boehner and his fellow establishment Republicans will quickly fall in line.
But what the U.S. House of Representatives ought to do (if they had any guts, which they don’t) is impeach this President for his executive amnesty.
Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is the worst kind of abuse of power and illegal conduct. The President of the United States is charged with “executing” the laws of our country. He has no lawful authority to set those laws aside with an Executive Order, which is exactly what he did. Compared to the crimes of Barack Obama, the impeachment charges against Bill Clinton look pale. Then again, compared to the Congress of 1994, this Congress looks pale.
The effect of our government’s refusal to respect our nation’s borders and laws over the next several years will be devastating consequences to the very fiber and fabric of this once great republic. The toll on State and local budgets, education quality, crime rates, employment opportunities, and quality of life will be incalculable. And this is just one menace that the miscreants in Washington, D.C., are inflicting upon us.
For much of the Twentieth Century (and now into the Twenty-First Century), Americans repeatedly choose to elect irresponsible, power-hungry, egotistical, self-centered sycophants (from both major parties) to public office. In addition, most of our churches are little more than glorified social clubs, entertainment centers, playgrounds, and government corporations. Our major media, in both the national and most local markets, are largely government propaganda outlets--as are most of our educational institutions. Furthermore, Christians and unbelievers, pastors of all stripes, Republicans and Democrats, and conservatives and liberals alike, are sitting back passively and indifferently as our country is being turned into a humongous Police State. Absent a significant shift in the hearts and minds of the American people, our liberties cannot long endure.
However, with all of the above said, I still refuse to join the ranks of Chicken Little.
For some reason, known only to God, we still have a semblance of freedom in this land. Granted, it’s only a semblance, but the curtain has not yet fully fallen on liberty. God knows we don’t deserve even the semblance of freedom that we still enjoy. Over the last sixty-plus years, we have been doing our best to throw America into the garbage heap of history. But, for some reason, the curtain has not yet fallen completely.
I would like to proffer five suggestions as to why the curtain has not yet fallen on liberty.
1. I believe God is still honoring the faith, courage, commitment, and sacrifice of America’s Founding Fathers. If God would bless Old Testament Israel for the sake of Abraham, Moses, and David, I believe He would bless the United States for the sake of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Samuel Adams.
From the days of the Pilgrims through the days of the Patriots, several generations of men and women were willing to pay, many times, a horrific price for liberty. There is no doubt in my mind that these modern generations of Americans are still clipping the coupons from the extraordinary faith and courage of our forebears.
2. More than one hundred million American citizens possess over three hundred million firearms. And a good percentage of these people not only possess a gun; they possess the mental, emotional, and spiritual resolve to use those weapons against any government that would seek to take them. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the deeply-rooted heritage of the American people to keep and bear arms has been largely responsible for the preservation of whatever liberties we have left. Without a heavily-armed populace within this country, there is absolutely no doubt that America (and the rest of the “free world”) would have been totally enslaved decades ago.
3. The Internet. For all of the baloney, malarkey, and rubbish that can be found on the Internet, there is absolutely no question that the Internet has very successfully circumvented and shattered the monopoly of the government shills of the mainstream media. For all intents and purposes, the Internet is to America today what the “Committees of Correspondence” were to Colonial America.
Many are even predicting that the major television news networks will be out of business within the next couple or three decades--as will many of America’s newspapers. CNN was once a cable dynasty; now it is barely broadcasting. MSNBC’s ratings are so poor that its days are also numbered. And while FOX NEWS is currently enjoying the zenith of its existence, more people are getting their news and newsworthy information from the Internet than from all of the above combined. For all of its negatives, the Internet is a huge net positive for freedom.
4. There is still a host, and I mean a huge host, of liberty-loving people in this country who have not (and will never) accept the shackles of tyranny around their hearts. Big-Government toadies can impugn them all they want, but people such as Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Justin Amash, and millions like them, are keeping the torch of liberty burning.
The media would have us believe that old-fashioned, red-blooded freedomists have gone the way of the Brontosaurus. Or, that if any do yet exist, their numbers are so small as to be placed on the list of endangered species. Don’t you believe it!
In every occupation and vocation--including in our U.S. military and federal police agencies--in virtually every village and hamlet dotted across the fruited plain, and in every age bracket, reside innumerable freedom-loving Americans in whose hearts the love of liberty reigns. Before the chains of tyranny can be placed around a person’s neck, they must first be placed around their hearts. And the people I’m talking about will NEVER allow those chains to be placed around their hearts.
5. I believe the curtain has not completely dropped on liberty in this country because of the grace and sovereignty of our Creator-God. Thomas Jefferson (himself an unbeliever in the traditional sense) was exactly right when he said that liberty is the gift of God. That we still enjoy a semblance of freedom in this land indicates that His divine protection still rests upon us.
Those of us who have a Christian perspective realize that Holy Writ tells us: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13) This means that the deeply-seeded love of liberty in our hearts was planted there by our Creator. Our WILL for liberty is God-breathed. That fact, by itself, demonstrates that it’s not over.
There is a line from the 2012 version of the movie “Red Dawn” that I really love. A U.S. Marine fighting with the “Wolverines,” said, “I’m still breathing, so, it’s not over.” Indeed. You and are still breathing, folks, so, IT’S NOT OVER.
Published on YouTube May 15, 2012
As explained by Brother Nathanael Kapner
Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity as a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.
Colleen Hanabusa and the Chamber of Commerce gave a presentation against Army downsizing on Oahu to the Waianae Coast Rotary Club. The downsizing supporter (not shown in video) who provided this video calls this Hanabusa-CoC presentation "disinformation." Other reactions from downsizing proponents (via HPI's private grapevine) ranged from disgust to disagreement with the stance presented here. The video was shot last Tuesday, on November 25.
YouTube introduction: As you listen and look closely at what's being said, notice what is inscribed on the banner behind the speakers at this Rotary Club meeting. The real truth is not being shared with the audience in attendance while their emotions are being manipulated by the self interest of a select few at the expense of the majority of tax payers who are being cajoled into continuing to bear the cost and burden of an Army branch of the US Military that is strategically NOT combat ready to be deployed when the need arises and the Army knows this to be a looming fact of reality. The true Pathway for the Army is to downsize in Hawaii and relinquish the land and infrastructure it occupies to the people of Hawaii as a remedy to alleviate the burden of affordable housing and create an enterprise zone that will stimulate our economy in Hawaii.
Oahu Army Downsizing [Collection of links relating to Army downsizing] [Hawaii Political Info]
Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph questions Ferguson protesters in DC to ferret out their thinking.
Published on YouTube November 26, 2014
By Thomas Sowell
November 25, 2014
Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media.
Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does.
For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped discussions of the complicated deceptions built into ObamaCare with his help, designed to take advantage of what he called the "stupidity" of the public, are all too typical of the role played by the political left.
A forum this past Thursday at the Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, discussed why Army downsizing on Oahu could have substantial benefits for the people of Hawaii.
The military controls 25 percent of Oahu land. The downsizing would affect a portion of the Army, potentially paving the way for the return to the state and its people of Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Air Field, Dillingham Military Reservation, Makua Valley and the Kolekole Pass road, along with their structures and facilities.
The panelists included MC Dexter Keeaumoku Kaiama, Ilima Long, S. Joe ("Uncle Joe") Estores, Manu Kaiama and Pauline Pilialoha Yap.
Sam Slom, the sole Republican out of a total of 25 Hawaii senators, talks local politics with host Kelii Akina. Slom, who represents District 9 (Hawaii Kai, Aina Haina, Kahala, Diamond Head), gives a good insider's perspective on the inner workings of the state legislature and alerts us to important issues that affect us all.
November 10, 2014