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What Did Fed Chairman Janet Yellen Tell Obama?

by Ron Paul

This week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden simply “exchanged notes” about the economy and the progress of financial reform. Because the meeting was held behind closed doors, the American people have no way of knowing what else the three might have discussed.

Yellen’s secret meeting at the White House followed an emergency secret Federal Reserve Board meeting. The Fed then held another secret meeting to discuss bank reform. These secret meetings come on the heels of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s estimate that first quarter GDP growth was .01 percent, dangerously close to the official definition of recession.

Thus the real reason for all these secret meetings could be a panic that the Fed’s eight year explosion of money creation has not just failed to revive the economy, but is about to cause another major market meltdown.

Establishment politicians and economists find the Fed’s failures puzzling. According to the Keynesian paradigm that still dominates the thinking of most policymakers, the Fed’s money creation should have produced such robust growth that today the Fed would be raising interest rates to prevent the economy from “overheating.”

The Fed’s response to its failures is to find new ways to pump money into the economy. Hence the Fed is actually considering implementing “negative interest rates.” Negative interest rates are a hidden tax on savings. Negative interest rates may create the short-term illusion of growth, but, by discouraging savings, they will cause tremendous long-term economic damage.

Even as Yellen admits that the Fed "has not taken negative interest rates off the table," she and other Fed officials are still promising to raise rates this year. The Federal Reserve needs to promise future rate increases in order to stop nervous investors from fleeing US markets and challenging the dollar’s reserve currency status.

The Fed can only keep the wolves at bay with promises of future rate increases for so long before its policies cause a major dollar crisis. However, raising rates could also cause major economic problems. Higher interest rates will hurt the millions of Americans struggling with student loan, credit card, and other forms of debt. Already over 40 percent of Americans who owe student loan debt are defaulting on their payments. If Federal Reserve policies increase the burden of student loan debt, the number of defaults will dramatically increase leading to a bursting of the student loan bubble.

By increasing the federal government's cost of borrowing, an interest rate increase will also make it harder for the federal government to manage its debt. Increased costs of debt financing will place increased burden on the American people and could be the last straw that finally pushes the federal government into a Greek-style financial crisis.

The no-win situation the Fed finds itself in is a sign that we are reaching the inevitable collapse of the fiat currency system. Unless immediate steps are taken to manage the transition, this collapse could usher in an economic catastrophe dwarfing the Great Depression. Therefore, those of us who know the truth must redouble our efforts to spread the ideas of liberty.

If we are successful we may be able to force Congress to properly manage the transition by cutting spending in all areas and auditing, then ending, the Federal Reserve. We may also be able to ensure the current crisis ends not just the Fed but the entire welfare-warfare state.

Copyright © 2016 by the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Democratic Platform

by Michael Connelly

April 17, 2016

Michael Connelly is a U.S. Army veteran, a Constitutional attorney, Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation, and a published author, freelance writer, and teacher. He is the author of Riders in the Sky: The Ghosts and Legends of Philmont Scout Ranch; The Mortarmen, a story about his father's unit in WW II; anovel, Amayehli: A Story of America and the America's Liveliest Ghosts. In addition, he has an affordable, pocket size booklet on the Constitution, Our Constitution. You can read more about these books by going to the pages on each book on his website.

As the 2016 election process unfolds there are two candidates vying to be the nominee for President in the Democratic Party this fall. One is a 74 year old socialist fan of the former Soviet Union who espouses that America adopt a form of government that has failed in every country that has adopted it in the past 100 years. The other candidate is a career criminal who is incapable of telling the truth. Yet, both of them are campaigning on basically the same theme that has been pushed by Barrack Hussein Obama, the liberal media, and the leftist elitists in Washington D.C. and Hollywood.

Polls consistently show that the top priorities for most American’s are to have a sound free market economy, protect our people from Islamic terrorism, protect American jobs by securing our borders, and protecting our Constitutional rights.

After listening to the Democratic candidates I have come up with my view of what is the 2016 Democratic Party Platform that embodies the party’s priorities for America:

  1. Destroy the Second Amendment right under the Constitution to keep and bear arms, beginning with the disarming of the 23,000,000 American military veterans.
  2. Destroy the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, and replace it with Orwellian concepts of political correctness that essentially means that free speech only exists for those that agree with left wing ideology.
  3. Support the LGBT community by denying the right of Christians who disagree with things like gay marriage to exercise their freedom to object because of their religious beliefs.
  4. Support transgender individuals who want to use the bathroom of their choice, despite the objections of Americans who believe that they are entitled to the right of privacy.
  5. Protect abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, so they can continue to kill innocent unborn children, and in the case of Planned Parenthood, dismember the dead children and, profit from selling their body parts.
  6. Force private employers to give unskilled workers a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour despite the fact that this will cause many people to lose their jobs, and put many small businesses out of business. This will be done, while keeping the base pay for a private in the U.S. Army at under $9.00 per hour and a Sargent making less than $13.00 per hour. In other words, the Democrats consider the people flipping hamburger patties at McDonald’s more important than the American heroes who risk their lives for our country.
  7. Demoralize the U.S. Military by cutting pay and benefits to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, while turning the military from an elite fighting force to an entity for social experimentation.
  8. Continue the policy of putting the lives of our military personnel at unnecessary risk so that they will have to fight a “politically correct” war against Islamic terrorism.
  9. Continue to protect the Muslim religion from any scrutiny or criticism for the failure of most of its leaders to disavow the actions of Islamic Jihadist terrorists.
  10. Provide free housing, food, medical care, education, and other perks to illegal aliens while preparing plans to grant them amnesty and a fast track to citizenship, so they can vote for Democrats.
  11. Allow the corruption in the Veterans Administration to continue without anyone being penalized for denying veterans medical care, declaring them incompetent to handle their own financial affairs without cause, and declaring them mentally incompetent.
  12. Support radical groups like “Black Lives Matter” in attacking police and undermining their ability to protect American citizens, and themselves.
  13. Massively raise taxes on American citizens, and businesses so more “free stuff” can be provided to buy votes for Democratic Party candidates.
  14. Continue to push for federal control of education by using common core to dumb down American students, and use the schools to rewrite history so children will not learn about the foundation of our Constitutional form of government, and the sacrifices Americans have made for freedom.
  15. Turn universities from places where open discussion of ideas is encouraged to institutions where left wing whiners and losers can be protected from being traumatized by being exposed to anyone or anything they might disagree with.
  16. Continue to release convicted criminals, including illegal aliens into our cities, and encourage cities to provide sanctuaries for these dangerous individuals.
  17. Continue to release captured Islamic terrorists so they can kill more Americans.
  18. In the name of the discredited theory of climate change, continue to destroy America’s energy industry costing thousands of Americans their jobs.
  19. Appoint federal judges, including Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court that will pursue the leftist agenda instead of protecting the Constitution that is what is required by their oath of office.

I could go on, but I believe the message is clear; the values of Barrack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the liberal elitists who support them do not represent the values of the vast majority of the American people. They are certainly not the values of those who have fought and died for this country.

Bernie Sanders Pushes Back against U.S. Pro-Israel Bias

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Hillary Clinton is solidly pro-Israel, ignores the Jewish country's massacre of Palestinians and the massive theft of their land while strictly adhering to never mentioning in public the hundreds of nukes Israel has.

Salon

April 16, 2016

“We are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity.”

These are truly rare words in U.S. politics, yet they are the words Bernie Sanders uttered in the presidential debate Thursday night.

Replace “Palestinian” with any other people in this statement, and it would be completely uncontroversial. This is how extreme the U.S. is on Israel. But Bernie Sanders is beginning to push back against the dogma.

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The HItler-Jesse Owens Snub Myth

YouTube introduction: One of many common myths invented and re-cycled by cretinous self-hating journalists is that at the 'Nazi Olympics', the German leader snubbed Jesse Owens by refusing to shake his hand. The reality is far different.

Hitler on the first day of the Berlin Olympics did indeed shake the hands of several successful competitors from Germany and Finland. It was a mistake made in good faith. That evening the German Chancellor received a message from Count Baillet-Latour, President of the International Olympic Committee. It was respectfully pointed out to the German Leader that as protocol required he was merely a guest of honour at the Games, he should congratulate all - or none, in public at least.

On the first day of the Olympics, just before Cornelius Johnson, an African American althlete who won the first gold medal for the U.S. that day, was to receive his award, Hitler left the stadium early. (The Nazis later claimed it was a previously scheduled departure.) Prior to his departure, Hitler had received a number of winners, but Olympic officials informed the German leader that in the future he must receive all of the winners or none at all. After the first day, he opted to acknowledge none. Jesse Owens had his victories on the second day, when Hitler was no longer in attendance. Would Hitler have snubbed Owens if he had been in the stadium on day two? Perhaps. But since he wasn't there, he didn't.

Ironically, the real snub of Owens came from his own president. Even after ticker-tape parades for Owens in New York City and Cleveland, President Franklin D. Roosevelt never publicly acknowledged Owens' achievements (gold in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter relay, and long jump). Owens was never invited to the White House and never even received a letter of congratulations from the president. Almost two decades passed before another American president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, honored Owens by naming him "Ambassador of Sports" — in 1955.

Jesse Owens, Hitler, and the Myth of the 1936 Olympics Snub

History News Network

by Rick Shenkman

Everyone knows that at the 1936 Olympics Hitler snubbed Jesse Owens. As the story goes, after Owens won one gold medal, Hitler, incensed, stormed out of Olympic Stadium so he wouldn't have to congratulate Owens on his victory.

Such a performance would have been perfectly in character, but it didn't happen. William J. Baker, Owens's biographer, says the newspapers made up the whole story. Owens himself originally insisted it wasn't true, but eventually he began saying it was, apparently out of sheer boredom with the issue.

The facts are simple. Hitler did not congratulate Owens, but that day he didn't congratulate anybody else either, not even the German winners. As a matter of fact, Hitler didn't congratulate anyone after the first day of the competition. That first day he had shaken hands with all the German victors, but that had gotten him in trouble with the members of the Olympic Committee. They told him that to maintain Olympic neutrality, he would have to congratulate everyone or no one. Hitler chose to honor no one.

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Robert De Niro Changes His Tune on Vaxxed

The Today interviewer doesn't like it.

After pulling Vaxxed, a documentary about the connection between vaccines and autism, from his Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro, who has an autistic child, gets candid about vaccines. The Jewish woman sitting next to him, Jane Rosenthal, is an important colleague of his who co-founded the Tribeca Festival along with De Niro and her husband Craig Hatkoff (also Jewish).

Skip to the 2 min 13 sec mark to skip the preliminaries and get started on the Vaxxed discussion.


If your child is scheduled for an MMR shot, protect that child and DON'T ALLOW IT. If the school requires it or else that child will not be allowed to attend school, complain loudly and vociferously to the school authorities, let your state legislators know and talk to other parents, whom you may be surprised to see are concerned too. Join with them in opposition. Let Hawaii Political Info know (see email address at the bottom of the page) so that others can be alerted and take action. Your anonymity, if you prefer it that way, is guaranteed.

Related:

Why Vaxxed Was Shot Down at Tribeca by Jon Rappoport (a Jew) Apr 8, 2016

What You Don't Know about Local Taxes

How is it that the GET lives up to its acronym in "getting" more than a numerically higher sales tax would? The numerous local taxes are bewildering and hard to keep up with, but Tom Yamachika of Tax Foundation of Hawaii, crunching numbers along the way, walks us through a few of the various taxes and new tax proposals, telling us where the money is supposed to go and where it's actually going (or disappearing).

Published on YouTube Feb 29, 2016

Men, including Christian Men, View Porn in Droves

HPI: That explains a lot . . . , such as habitual porn-viewing public officials allowing graphic sex education, allowing males who say they're females to use ladies restrooms and allowing co-ed bedrooms at UH dorms.

FRC Action

April 12, 2016

Porn sites get "more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined."

And if you think the church is immune, think again. According to a startling new survey from Barna Group and Josh McDowell, 64 percent of Christian men say they've viewed pornography at least once this month. In the pulpit, the struggle is just as real: 57 percent of pastors and 64 percent of youth pastors admit they've used porn, "either currently or in the past." "Probably one of the biggest [groups] suffering today as victims are the wives of the men addicted to pornography sitting right next to them in the pews," Josh told me last week on "Washington Watch." (Full interview below.) And although most Americans believe porn is "bad for society," those attitudes are quickly shifting toward neutrality or "good for society" in younger generations. (Believe it or not, a majority of teens think not recycling is more immoral than pornography!) Even more shocking: only one out of 20 young people have a friend who will say pornography is bad.

Full article

Coast to Coast AM Vaxxed Interview with Bigtree, Wakefield & Hooker

Published on YouTube Apr 11, 2016

YouTube introduction: The first guest is Del Bigtree, producer of the controversial film Vaxxed, about possible improprieties in the manufacture and regulation of vaccines. Bigtree left his job as a successful producer of a television series to devote his full attention to issues with the vaccination industry. He says he realized that he was "going to risk my career on a subject that could be volatile." He emphasized that the first scientific paper on the possible connections between autism and vaccines suggested that further tests and studies were warranted, but did not establish a direct relationship. [Host] Lisa then welcomed biochemist Dr. Brian Hooker, who began peppering the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) with Freedom Of Information Act requests for studies on ill effects of vaccines, but was eventually set upon by "harassing phone calls" informing him to cease while implying that he had a profit motive. Dr. Richard Thompson, an inside source at the CDC, later called him to reveal possible coverups and the suppression of findings linking excessive vaccination to an increase of autism in children. Hooker claimed that Thompson was then given a $25,000 bonus as hush money and moved into an area of the CDC where he wouldn’t have any access to vaccination studies.

In the final segment, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who Bigtree called "the father of the anti-vaccine movement," (and who had his medical license revoked in the UK in 2010) appeared on the program to describe his view of the controversy. His concern with the issue is that vaccines are sometimes being given to children in a variety too great to effect any sort of immunization, and in fact are causing other health problems. He said that diseases such as the mumps and measles have actually been rendered more dangerous by the haphazard and vigorous application of vaccines. Wakefield claims that the Merck drug company pushed for vaccines that were not needed, until they convinced many countries to embark on programs to vaccinate children against diseases that were not serious. He sees that trend continuing and getting worse and remarked that his crusade is "about vaccine safety, it’s not an anti-vaccine argument."

A Media Set Loose from Facts

Consortium News

by Robert Parry

April 7, 2016

Several weeks ago, I received a phone call from legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh who had seen one of my recent stories about Syria and wanted to commiserate over the state of modern journalism. Hersh’s primary question regarding reporters and editors at major news outlets these days was: “Do they care what the facts are?”

Hersh noted that in the past – in the 1970s when he worked at The New York Times – even executive editor Abe Rosenthal, who was a hard-line cold warrior with strong ideological biases, still wanted to know what was really going on.

My experience was similar at The Associated Press. Among the older editors, there was still a pride in getting the facts right – and not getting misled by some politician or spun by some government flack.

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