Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

Take Back Your Power/Investigating the “Smart Grid”: Documentary on Smart Meters Offers Free Viewing Online

Thanks to Jean of Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth for pointing to this film.

This documentary–Take Back Your Power, winner of the 2013 Indie Festfrederickdouglass Annual Humanitarian Award, winner of the Leo Awards Best Feature Length Documentary 2014, winner of the Aware Guide’s Best Transformational Film of the Year, 2013--which opens with this powerful quote from Frederick Douglass, and an unvarnished moment of truth from the Maine Public Utilities Commission, reveals the being-shrouded truth about smart meters, the huge and detrimental amounts of EMF radiation (radio frequencies) they pulse into homes, the wide-ranging and intensive health hazards of this radiation, the billion- and million-dollar deals made between utility/energy/power companies and governments to install them, the “Smart Grid” which presents itself as consumer convenience and turns out to be both source of extreme consumer harm and yet another putative harbinger of Full-Spectrum Surveillance, courtesy the Dream of the Totalitarian State from the Dreamers of Even Greater Control Over Populations. 1 hr, 28 mins long, can be watched online at this link, available for free currently until December 1, 2015.

(A must-watch, if you want to understand how Technology is being used currently not for the greater good, but against it–Smart Meters are a Mass Control technology, one of many, currently being used against us.)

Getting informed is the first step; the next step as always is up to each one of us–please share this information widely, please consider what steps you yourself might take to inform others and to stop the smart-meter roll-outs in your neighborhood. More than ever, right now, while mayhem seems to reign politically, we each need to stand in our own truth, and find the courage to speak out, to act, to add our voices to the growing chorus speaking out today for humanity. I am personally convinced our various thoughts, words, and actions of courage will create the right energy to push back the tide of contrived violence currently rampant on the planet. 

Note from Josh Del Sol, the creator, on this film:

The TAKE BACK YOUR POWER Story

My investigation started out simply enough.

One of my good friends got sick suddenly and no one could figure out why. Then she realized that her electric company had installed a wireless electrical meter–a “smart” meter–at the same time she got ill.

I did a little digging and found that my friend wasn’t alone. I found thousands of stories from regular people who had similar stories.

I wanted to find out for myself if this was really happening. So, I grabbed a camera and travelled around the world.

What I found was mind-blowing.

I found a threat that starts at the highest levels of government, involves billions of taxpayer dollars, and benefits no one except the world’s largest energy companies.

A threat that involves…
Your privacy…
Your financial future…
Your health…
Your freedom…
… and so much more…

Scary, right?

That’s not even the half of it.

What’s so insidious about this new threat is how innocuous it seems on its face. Here’s how they sell it to us: A simple device, installed by professionals, designed to save you money, save energy, and eventually help save the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

If that’s what these so-called “smart” meters actually did, if all the promises were true, then anyone who cares about their families, their futures, and the future of the planet would be crazy not to get on the bandwagon.

The facts, though, are clear. That’s NOT what these “smart” meters actually do.

They are instead a full-fledged onslaught on your health, your privacy, your rights as a citizen, your wallet, and your freedom to make the best choices for you and the ones you love.

I made TAKE BACK YOUR POWER as a labor of love. The truth behind smart meters is something that affects A LOT of people at this moment and that will affect BILLIONS of us in the very near future. The US government alone has given over $11 billion to the nation’s largest power companies to roll the smart meter program out as quickly–and as silently–as possible.

This is information you need. This is truth everyone close to you must have. The clock is ticking. It’s time to get informed.

Above, I’ve made the full documentary available for free for a very limited time. Watch it. Share it. Send this link to everyone you know.

Our political ideologies don’t matter. Our personal belief system doesn’t matter. What matters is that we’re all in this together.

It’s time to take a stand. It’s time for us to take back our power.

Smart meters have been covered here previously, on the subject of smart meter fires, and covering Canadian activist Brian Thiessen‘s clear and informative talks and presentations.

Also: Take Back Your Power has a great Solutions Page where you can find out how to connect with local groups opposing smart meters, establish No-Consent with your utility, or get further information. Visit their site for news and video updates from around the world too.

This post, on WACCOBB.Net, Connecting Conscious Community, shows photos to help you identify if you have a smart meter or analog meter.

Notice of Non-Consent: A lawful strategy to deny consent to your utility to install a smart meter may also be found at this site, People for Safe Technologies.

Another great site for legal notice templates and letters and information is FreedomTaker.com.

 

Former Marine Corps and CIA Officer Robert D. Steele: What You Need to Know is I’m a Spy Saying Spying Doesn’t Work

“It’s costing you 1.2 billion dollars a week to produce the President’s daily brief, for a guy who can’t read.”

“We have a military-industrial complex today that profits from Secrecy and War, and it does not profit from efficiency and peace.”

“War is a racket, and the only reason it’s happening is because the American public is lethargic.”

This rather inspiring video (about 10 minutes long) posted on Youtube by Youtube user sonygvf is from 2010 and shows Robert D. Steele, a former CIA officer, who has also worked in the Marine Corps and in Counter Intelligence, speaking with passion on the issues facing the USA today–of a broken Constitution, a failed Federal Government, an unwieldy and intrusive Intelligence complex, complete failure of the media; and pointing out that we are in a historic moment right now, when bloggers and citizen journalists have a tremendous opportunity to focus on an issue and work with persistence to blog, expose, and bring it out into the open. He echoes my conviction that in the presence of a Failed Media–as we are currently–it’s up to us to speak out. Structured citizen journalism will hold the criminals accountable, and we must hold them accountable. We must speak out.

“Public intelligence and influence is about to take off. We are about to bury Rule by Secrecy. Civil affairs is the focal point. The Intelligence guys need to go back in their box.”

“If you bloggers self-organize, and attach yourselves like leeches to specific issues, corporations, organizations, challenges, whatever, you will be the Intelligence minutemen of this century. The power is in your hands.”

“I think we’re at a turning-point. I think we’re at the very beginning of a historic tidal shift in power, restoring the Constitution.”

Ralph Nader: Open Letter to Chairwoman Janet Yellen from the Savers of America

Re-posted from The Nader Page, with thanks. Ralph Nader, “full-time citizen,” in his own words, consumer advocate, government critic, analyst, activist, calls out the Federal Reserve.

Dear Chairwoman Janet Yellen:

We are a group of humble savers in traditional bank savings and money market accounts who are frustrated because, like millions of other Americans over the past six years, we are getting near zero interest . We want to know why the Federal Reserve, funded and heavily run by the banks, is keeping interest rates so low that we receive virtually no income for our hard-earned savings while the Fed lets the big banks borrow money for virtually no interest. It doesn’t seem fair to put the burden of your Federal Reserve’s monetary policies on the backs of those Americans who are the least positioned to demand fair play.

We follow the reporting on your tediously over-dramatic indecision as to when interest rates will be raised – and no one thinks that when you do, it will be any more than one quarter of one percent. We hear the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and the various regional board presidents regularly present their views of the proper inflation and unemployment rate, and on stock market expectations that influence their calculations for keeping interest rates near-zero. But we never hear any mention of us – the savers of trillions of dollars who have been forced to make do with having the banks and mutual funds essentially provide a lock-box for our money while they use it to make a profit for their firms and, in the case of the giant banks and large mutual funds, pay their executives exorbitant salaries..

We are tired of this melodrama that exploits so many people who used to rely on interest income to pay some of their essential bills. Think about the elderly among us who need to supplement their social security checks every month.

On October 27, the Wall Street Journal headlined the latest rumors of twists and turns inside the secretive Federal Reserve: “Fed Strives For Clear Signal on Rate Move: As 2016 approaches, the central bank hopes to better manage market expectations.”

What about the expectations of millions of American savers? It is unfortunately true that we are not organized; if we were, we would give you and the Congress the proper signals!

Please, don’t lecture us about the Fed not being “political.” When you are the captives of the financial industry, led by the too-big-to-fail banks, you are generically “political.” So political in fact that you have brazenly interpreted your legal authority as to become the de facto regulator of our economy, the de facto printer of money on a huge scale (“quantitative easing” is the euphemism for artificially boosting the stock market) and the leader of the Washington bailout machine crony capitalism when big business, especially a shaky Wall Street firm, indulges in manipulative, avaricious, speculative binges with our money.

When it comes to the Fed, Congress is mired in hypocrisy. The anti-regulation, de-regulation crowd on Capitol Hill shuts its mouth when it comes to the most powerful regulators of all – you and the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, Congress goes along with the out-of-control, private government of the Fed—unaccountable to the national legislature. Moreover, your massive monetary injections scarcely led to any jobs on the ground, other than stock and bond processors.

So what do you advise us to do? Shop around? Forget it. The difference between banks, credit unions and mutual funds may be one-twentieth or one-tenth of one percent! That is, unless you want to tie up money, that you need regularly, in a longer term CD or Treasury. Even then interest rates are far less than they were ten years ago.

Maybe you’re saying that we should try the stock market to get higher returns. Some of us have been impelled to do that, but too many have lost their peace of mind and much money in the market.

The Fed’s near-zero interest rate policy isn’t helping younger people with student loans (now over 1.3 trillion dollars), whose interest rate ranges from six to nine percent. It doesn’t help millions of pay-day loan borrowers or victims of installment loan rackets – mostly the poor – whose interest rates, rolled over, can reach over 400 percent!

Chairwoman Yellen, I think you should sit down with your Nobel Prize winning husband, economist George Akerlof, who is known to be consumer-sensitive. Together, figure out what to do for tens of millions of Americans who, with more interest income, could stimulate the economy by spending toward the necessities of life.

For heaven’s sake, you’re a “liberal” from Berkeley! That is supposed to mean something other than to be indentured by the culture and jargon of the Federal Reserve. If you need further nudging on monetary and regulatory policies of the Fed, other than interest rate decisions, why not invite Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, one of your long-time friends and admirers, to lunch on your next trip home?

Start imagining what we, the savers, have to endure because of plutocratic, crony capitalism for which the Federal Reserve has long been a leading Tribune.

Can we expect your response?

Sincerely yours,

Savers of America

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Also see The One Question Reporters Never Ask Candidates, at Ralph Nader’s blog.

Katherine Frisk/Veterans Today: Private Armies, Daesh, The CIA and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. . . Yes, it’s all about sovereignty, and Putin and many others understand this! ~J

Re-blogged, with thanks, to Jean Haines of Co-creating Our Future on Planet Earth, and Katherine Frisk, author of Jesus was a Palestinian, and columnist at Veterans Today. Thank you for this tremendously inspiring post.  (Full article at Veterans Today.)

Clear thinking and speaking on the TTP, the TTIP, and what they represent: not capitalism, not “free” markets or “free” trade, but corporate fascism, the razing of sovereignty, and the total destruction of nation-states, worldwide. 

Excerpt from toward end of article:By signing the TTIP agreements, Daesh and the CIA could sue the French government for loss of income should they attempt to put a stop to the ongoing terrorist war in Syria. Because, they are private corporations and these laws would cut into their oil profits.

President Putin asked this question during his speech at the UN:

Do you know what nation-state sovereignty is?

TPP-ISIS_OIL_20140911_isis_0I put it to you. Any country that signs either the TPP or the TTIP is not only kissing their nation-state sovereignty goodbye, but is opening the door for private, corporate armies who can sue any government should either their laws or their policies cut into their profits.

If France had signed the TTIP, the CIA and in turn Daesh and the companies and people on Putin’s list, would be able to sue them for any and all actions taken against Daesh in Syria because this would cut into their oil profits. AND, they would get away with it.

See: We are also tired of Raytheon Corporation and their love affair with ISIS and al Nusra.– Their continual supply of missiles to terrorist organizations is not an accident and the management of Raytheon needs to be held accountable and should be arrested, tried and convicted, not just in the US, but Iraq and Syria as well for “material support of terrorism.”

But, but they are getting gobs of cheap oil! And anyone who stops them or Daesh/ISIL, under the TTIP or TTP agreements can be sued for loss of profits!

I am not an American, however I am going to use poetic licence here:

My fellow Americans, have you completely, utterly and totally lost your frigging minds? This is NOT capitalism. This is CORPORATE FASCISM, a feudal system where you are the peasants on the plantation with no property rights, no legal representation and no say whatsoever in how your country is run. Your Constitution and Bill of Rights will count for nothing and not even be worth the paper it is written on!

 

Spin this concept out to its ultimate conclusion. Include NATO, CIA, NSA, HAARP, NASA, The Banks, Google, the Internet, Monsanto, Wall Mart, Big Pharma, with NO GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT! And they get their own private armies and law courts that are secret and closed. A one world government yes, but one in which you have no part and certainly no congressman to speak for you.

Also keep in mind that no American will own their own property, this will be owned by the Corporations; run their own farm, this will be Corporate farming with patented genetically modified seeds and breeding; own their own business, all businesses will be owned by a handful of large corporations; and health care will be decided on your age and profitability.

If you are too old and your earning capacity and usefulness is no longer viable for any reason, age just being one, they will just let you die. This will be extended to patenting human DNA and you will have to get authorization to have children. All human DNA will be owned and controlled by these corporations.

They will no doubt also include micro chip ID passes where depending on where you fit in the grid, you will only be allowed to move between certain areas and in other areas you will be denied access. An Apartheid system. Because, you are corporate property. And as such you have no rights. Detention without trial will become the norm.

Time is running out. Take action:

STOP THE TPP!