Friday, October 19, 2012



Top 10 Most Influential WhistleblowersThe subject of insiders — or “whistleblowers” — is somewhat tricky; anyone on the inside is often presumed to be compromised by their former allegiance. Nonetheless, the nature of government work is rooted in compartmentalization. So, perhaps the best indication as to whether whistleblowers have something valid to say is the level of persecution they have endured.

The following whistleblowers have endured a varying degree of pushback from the system, but are still around to reveal key points of information that make us all question what we are being told by our government and the corporate media.

Please listen to the video presentations of the following insiders who have used their positions to educate those on the outside about the machinations of people far more devious than ourselves. They follow in the footsteps of people such as Daniel Ellsberg, and are not the criminals that the U.S. government increasingly charges them as. Rather, these whistleblowers represent the highest level of activism and courage.

Jesselyn Radack –  Radack is a former ethics attorney and adviser to the Justice Department. She had been presented with the first case of a detainee in Afghanistan following 9/11. That detainee was John Walker Lindh, an American citizen labeled “The American Taliban.” Lindh was set to be interrogated (tortured) without council. Her advice not to pursue that direction went unheeded to the point where her e-mails to the court were deleted, which she had to then resurrect from her computer and present to the media. She subsequently was put on the No-Fly list and was targeted for investigation. Rather than fold, she fought back and wound up going to work for the premier whistleblowing advocacy group, the Government Accountability Project at, founded in 1977.

After everything we have come to know about the torture apparatus overseas, and the subsequent arrival of that apparatus onto American shores embodied in the NDAA, Radack’s work is more important than ever. She discusses in the video below her background and the intensified war on whistleblowers.

Thomas Drake (NSA) — The world got an historical overview that shed quite a bit of light on the NSA through a former ABC News reporter, James Bamford, when he released two books The Puzzle Palace and Body of Secrets, which lifted the veil and revealed a massive spying structure that far surpasses the capabilities of the CIA. The apparatus Bamford revealed was comprised of programs like Echelon that were suspected of not only massive international spying and data collection, but also domestic operations. Now those suspicions are being confirmed by high-level insiders such as Thomas Drake, who appeared in a Baltimore Sun article that highlighted a $1.2 billion program called “Trailblazer” which Drake submitted was a program of “fraud, waste, and abuse.” He was subsequently charged under The Espionage Act and was facing 35 years in prison. Drake’s defense team actually hired James Bamford as an expert witness. The case for 10 felony charges against Drake could not stand up, and he reached a misdemeanor plea deal.  Drake was the first to come forward under a new climate of aggressive formal indictment for whistleblowers that equates their truth-telling with real espionage such as selling state secrets.

William Binney (NSA) Former top NSA mathematician and code breaker, William Binney, has gone on record to publicly reveal the scope of a top-secret surveillance program that has directly targeted everyday Americans following 9/11. He is sounding an alarm about the massive scope of this project that engages in 24/7 warrantless wiretapping of the American population. Thomas Drake’s testimony was revealing, but Binney was a 32-year, top-level veteran of the NSA who reveals in the video below the domestic component of a program code named “Stellar Wind.” With the NSA working to complete its $2 billion fortress of surveillance by September 2013, which can store 100 years worth of electronic information, Binney’s concerns that we are heading down the road to totalitarianism ring true.

Mark Klein (AT&T) A veteran of twenty-two years as an AT&T technician, Mark Klein left no doubt about the veracity of an NSA domestic spying program when he revealed how he found secret rooms at a switching center in San Francisco. And he had the documents and blueprints to prove it:

Klein says he collected 120 pages of technical documents left around the San Francisco office showing how the NSA was installing ‘splitters’ that would allow it to copy both domestic and international Internet traffic moving through AT&T connections with 16 other trunk lines. ‘It’s gobs and gobs of information going across the Internet,’ Klein says. President Bush has acknowledged he authorized the NSA to intercept the communications of people with known links to terrorist organizations ‘into or out of the United States,’ but that ‘we’re not trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans.’ Intelligence experts say the NSA has the means to filter out suspect communications with sophisticated machines that spot key words, names, addresses or patterns. Eventually, Klein says he decided to take his documents to the Los Angeles Times, to blow the whistle on what he calls ‘an illegal and Orwellian project.’ (Source)

Yet, the LA Times‘ editor Dean Baquet killed the story after speaking with Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and Director of the NSA Gen. Michael Hayden. The story later appeared at the New York Times. Mark Klein recounts his version of events below and how he came to realize that he was “being forced to connect the Big Brother machine.” It is worth noting that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has spearheaded lawsuits to reveal just what is being done to the American people, but courts recently ruled that warrantless wiretapping can continue.

Sibel Edmonds (FBI / 9/11) In the wake of 9/11, Edmonds was enlisted as a translator in the FBI language division to interpret wiretaps conducted inside the United States, having been born in Turkey and speaking several key languages. She describes the language division as “the highest security unit in the FBI.” She has since become the most classified woman in history, and her efforts to uncover FBI criminality that included, “money laundering, narcotic activities, and nuclear black market converg(ing) with terrorist activities” led her to be pursued and persecuted to an incredible degree by the Justice Department under John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller invoking “state secrets.” Her story is harrowing, to say the least; however, she sparked serious doubts among the general population regarding the 9/11 Commission Report — and she hasn’t stopped. To get a glimpse of the energy and tenacity of Sibel Edmonds, see the video trailer below for the whistleblower documentary “Kill The Messenger” which can be viewed in 5 parts starting HERE. More of her work can be found at Boiling Frogs. She also set up the National Security Whisleblower Coalition. And what is The American-Turkish council?

Susan Lindauer (CIA / 9/11) Susan was a former CIA asset who worked with the Libyan and Iraqi embassies prior to 9/11. Following that day, she began to reveal CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking.

Lindauer also talked candidly about how Israel tried to buy U.S. Intelligence officers and Assets. For the first time on record, she revealed that a known Mossad agent tried to bribe her into handing over Iraq’s collection of banking records on Al Qaeda’s financial pipeline by phoning her home in Maryland while she was traveling in Baghdad, and promising to deliver a suitcase full of cash to any city in the world in exchange for the papers. (Source)

Susan subsequently became the second non-Arab citizen to be arrested under the Patriot Act, which culminated in a five-year indictment and near total prison lockdown for one year.

While in prison Susan was subjected to harsh conditions that would be considered torture in multiple countries. Contrary to what most Americans think, Susan and the other inmates in solitary confinement were only allowed outside once every TEN days and even then the actual amount of time outside was closer to thirty minutes. (Source)

In the video below she discusses her revelations about pre-9/11 warnings and all that followed, which eventually got published in her book Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of  the Patriot Act and the Cover-ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

Col. Anthony Shaffer (Military) – Shaffer is an intelligence agent who claimed that there was deliberate stonewalling of information prior to 9/11 as part of what came to be known as Able Danger. Beyond that, he revealed a culture of infighting between intelligence agencies that, even taken at face value, is concerning for the American taxpayer. Shaffer published his account in Operation Dark Heart. The Department of Defense responded by purchasing the book’s first, uncensored, 10,000 copy print run (with U.S. taxpayer dollars, by the way). He might have had something important to say. The video below touches upon what that might have been.

Joe Banister (IRS) — In our article 10 Ways to Stop Being a Slave and Bring Down The Pyramids of Control, IRS resistance was presented last. Here are the questions we asked:

How can a machine be built without the funding to build it?  The entire prison system we see around us has been built with our own money. Did you authorize it? Did you authorize the preemptive wars, bank bailouts, corporate subsidies, the high-tech surveillance grid that enslaves you?

Special agent, Joe Banister, exposed the mechanics of what the IRS is and how fundamentally illegal and unconstitutional their tax collection policies and methods are. The system came down HARD on one of its own. His story is instrumental in understanding what happened to the next IRS whistleblower, Sherry Peel Jackson, who took exposure to a whole new level and was pursued ruthlessly for her revelations. The income tax we have been told to believe is a patriotic obligation is itself a complete fraud. The current tax code is 72,000 pages. It is complicated for a reason. If we can wake up to the foundations of this nightmare coercive system, we stand a great chance of restoring power into the hands of the people instead of a tiny few at the top of the pyramid. Caution is warranted, however: the IRS is ready, willing and able to lock you up for a longer term than human trafficking and child porn. So, proceed with caution, but keep courage close at hand. You can see Joe Banister with Ron Paul, below.

Bradley Manning  (Military) — Manning allegedly transmitted state secrets to WikiLeaks:

Manning was arrested at forward operating base Hammer outside Baghdad on 27 May 2010 on suspicion of being the source of the biggest leak of confidential state documents in US history. He faces 22 charges relating to the transferal of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, videos and war logs to the whistleblowing website.

Under the US military rule book, a soldier must be arraigned and his trial officially started within 120 days of him being put into captivity.


Should the trial kick off on 4 February next year, as it is currently scheduled to do, he will have been held for 983 days. (Source)

Bradley Manning’s case and treatment is at the heart of a new U.S. government mission that equates the revealing of truth as aiding an abetting the enemy, which should serve as an indictment upon the system which pursues truth-tellers like Manning so vehemently. He only sought to expose the horrific “collateral damage” of the war in which he was enlisted, which has been properly retitled into “Collateral Murder.” Due to his total lockdown, there is no video we can present of Bradley Manning speaking for himself, but the video he brought out to the public through WikiLeaks says it all:

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks — Assange is in a category all his own due to heading up the whistleblower repository of WikiLeaks. It has been argued that Assange and WikiLeaks are controlled opposition, much the same as Anonymous; or is it just a global chess game?  Given the subsequent persecution of Assange that continues on without relent by the establishment, he seems to have more likely been a patsy who has served to demonize all manner of whistleblowing and intimidate anyone who would take center stage in an effort to bolster people such as those documented above. Very well-respected alternative news voices such as Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts insist that Assange is legitimate and should be given the Nobel Peace Prize rather than warmongers and corporate financiers.

Despite whistleblowers’ explosive disclosures, the surveillance state has been normalized, as the House has voted to reauthorize the 2008 FISA Amendment Act. And, sadly, many whistleblowers who might have had even more to say have been assassinated by the system they were employed to serve. That alone should serve as a warning to those who have chosen to enter such employment, knowing the level of evil they contract with. The control structure is massive, and growing, so we must listen to the voices who courageously come forth to issue their concerns, especially when those of good conscience are being persecuted as never before.

So who did we miss? Add your own with links to the history of what has been revealed.


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Medical Marijuana Legislation

Long-pending lawsuit could open floodgates for medical marijuana research (via Raw Story )

A key linchpin in America’s drug war establishment could soon be pulled, if medical marijuana advocates are successful before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia this week. For the first time in more than 20 years, the court will launch headlong into a serious challenge of the…

Monday, October 8, 2012

Judge Dale (Ret’d) – The Great American Adventure 2D: “The Reconstruction Act Usurped States Rights And Set The Stage For Theft Of America’s Wealth By Private Bankers” – Reconstruction – 25 September 2012

The Reconstruction Act of 1868 is misleading because it actually dealt with reconstructing the order of governmental power and redefining the military’s purpose and authority within The Virginia Company –  a fraud masquerading as The United States of America.

Yes, President Andrew Jackson vetoed this act.  However, presidential vetoes can be defeated by a two-thirds Congressional majority vote and Jackson’s veto was subsequently defeated.

Before this Act was passed we the citizens controlled the government. Subsequent to passage of this Act states and state officials became sub-federal and subordinate to the federal government.  Any and all who refused federal control could be treated as belligerents and subject to the Confiscation Act.

The Reconstruction Act vested such power and authority in the military as to supersede all power or authority of state, county and city governments. It made these formerly separate entities part of the federal government and all law enforcement personnel subordinate to the president and generals in charge of the federal government. It gave the federal government the right to tell you how to live your life.

Most employees of local, county or state governments do not realize they are, in fact, federal employees pursuant to the Reconstruction Act and the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. In point of fact it is the Reconstruction Act that authorizes an FBI agent to take an investigation away from a local police department.

All sovereign American citizens resident within the Republic of States were suddenly and falsely expatriated from their sovereign American status without their knowledge or consent. Their labor, souls, children, property, sweat equity and credit became the financial collateral for the public debt which was converted into a Public Trust scripted after the ancient Roman Trusts.  To enforce this expatriation of American citizenry USC Title 50 – the Trading with the Enemy Act  – was passed in 1917. This act brazenly defines American citizens as “an enemy of their government” and is empowered by Congress and the President via the annual renewal of Lincoln’s Declaration of War.

The Federal Reserve Act of 1913

The Federal Reserve Act was designed and written by a German national named Paul Warburg. Warburg entered the United States in 1903 through Ellis Island in New York.    He was a Sabbatean German Jewish banker and CFO of the Rothschild Banking empire.  Warburg’s assignment was to craft a piece of legislation designed to control the finances of the United States corporation from Europe.

The Federal Reserve Act is approximately 1,500 pages and places the currency and finance for the United States corporation under the Federal Reserve System.  The Federal Reserve is owned in its entirety by the Sabbatean/Rothschild Banking empire and not, as many still believe, by the people or the corporate government of the United States.  ”Script” money – negotiable debt instruments called Federal Reserve notes -  was now issued by the privately-owned Federal Reserve corporation. These Federal Reserve notes are, in fact, promissory notes.

The Great Depression of 1929 (like so many other catastrophes before and after this date) was actually a staged event concocted by the Rothschild and Rockefeller banking empires, the Queen and British Parliament, the US President and Congress, the Vatican, and numerous elite families. It was engineered to steal America’s gold and silver reserves and replace them with script money.  The theft was ingenious. By allowing the public to fall on hard times the public began to demand the government fix the problem by any means necessary. The banksters were only too happy to oblige.

While everyone in this country struggled to survive President Roosevelt and the Congress were making interest-bearing loans to foreign governments using the very money they publicly swore did not exist.  Germany used that money to enlarge its war chest.  The functionally-illiterate American public was so self-involved in its own personal fate it never considered how it was possible that government officials never lost a dime during the Great Depression. How, in fact, they all continued to enjoy their family estates and personal wealth while the bulk of the citizenry suffered significant economic hardship.

House Joint Resolution No. 192-10 (partially repealed in 1982)

On March 9, 1933 the 73rd Congress  voted the Emergency Banking Act (House Joint Resolution No. 192-10) into law.  This Act declared the Treasury of the United States bankrupt despite the fact the U. S. Treasury had been secretly closed by Congress in 1921 (12 years earlier).  The Emergency Banking Act abrogated America’s gold standard and hypothecated all property within the United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Now, to hypothecate is to  pledge personal property as security for a debt without transferring possession or title.

President Roosevelt didn’t stop there. He closed The Virginia Colony Corporation and opened a new government corporation called The United States, Inc.

The Trading With The Enemy Act was modified in 1933 by Roosevelt under the Emergency Banking Act so that Americans couldn’t easily see or locate it.  In this modified version Americans were declared the enemy of the government.

Following the 1933 bankruptcy, most American’s were not aware that HR 1491 or HR 4960 had been secretly passed, wherein the US Congress actually relinquished our right to have or accumulate gold and silver.  The Congress eventually repealed part of this legislation to accommodate jewelers but all Americans are still prohibited from having or accumulating solid gold and silver.  Hence, our coins are no longer solid gold or silver but are tin and nickel plated, carbon filled coins.  Pennies are tin and copper plated carbon filled coins.  These Acts also established the requirement of licensing and then with the enactment of ‘The Trading with the Enemy Act’ under War and National Defense, the Confiscation Act, the Reconstruction Act and the Lieber Code were all tied together to create the secret fascist government of the United States.


License ~ The word ‘license’ is defined in all modern law dictionaries as “A permit to do something unlawful.”  Now think about that and consider all the licenses you currently hold.  These licenses are civil contracts issued to you by the government giving you permission to do something that is held to be unlawful.
  • When two people apply for a marriage license you enter into a binding legal contract. By applying for a license to marry you voluntarily include the State as a third party to your marriage.  If you subsequently divorce the State is the first party that must be satisfied.
Travel ~ Your right to travel is an unalienable right defined by the Declaration of Independence and not a privilege. Yet the government demands that you apply for a driver’s license.  If you research online the phrase “Right to travel” you will uncover numerous old Court rulings that cite your right to travel without a license.  Of course since 1938 the modern lawless court system refuses to honor these original precedents of law citing instead a Supreme Court case titled  Erie Railroad v. Tompkins, 304 US 64 (1938).
  • Mr. Tompkins attempted to walk along a set of railroad tracks when he was struck by an appendage fastened to a mail train. He sued the railroad for damages claiming negligence on the part of the railroad.  What Tompkins didn’t know was that the railroads were in partnership with the corporate United States government. So, to protect the Government the Supreme Court ruled that “Absent a ticket or license, Tompkins was trespassing on railroad property and therefore he was barred from any relief.”
  • This single ruling wiped the slate clean by eliminating all court precedents prior to 1938 concerning our unalienable right to travel. It opened a floodgate for new state and federal government controls such as State vehicle codes and the requirement for licensing of everything and anything.
Volunteerism ~ When citizens voluntarily (or involuntarily) enter Military Courts of Justice they will frequently hear the prosecutor or defense lawyer argue that ‘Your comment or actions are a belligerent response’[or]‘You are being combative.’ Lawyers will even attempt to provoke you or your witness’ anger just so you or they behave belligerently toward them and provide them with the right to levy fines against you.

States Of Emergency ~ Regulation 840-10 of the Military Code, sections of the Administrative Procedures Act and the presence of the Military (gold-fringed) flag on display in the courtroom instantly create a state of emergency. What this means is the moment a police officer stopped you from the exercise of your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness the police officer became a belligerent.  He is armed and you’re not!

 He displays a military rank and you’re a civilian and he has now delivered you into a Military Court of Justice with the intent to ‘pillage and plunder’ within the Admiralty jurisdiction of that Military Court. The right to ‘pillage and plunder’ is also known as ‘The Law of Prize and Captured Property’ and is defined under Title 10, sections 7651 to 7681 of the Code of Military Justice, March 25, 1862.

Public Trust Funds ~ Section 2 of the Lieber Code instructs that ‘A victorious army seizes all money and movable property and holds it in trust.’ This is exactly what the corporate United States government and State governments did and continue to do because they now perceive themselves to be ‘a victorious army.’
But they ran into a problem. The corporate Congress, corporate Military government and courts of justice discovered they could not gain access to those Public Trusts created using birth registration forms, social security registration forms, licenses, personal property, deeds, promissory notes, equity and credit, and deposited into the Federal Reserve System without including individual persons into the bankruptcy of the United States Treasury of 1933.  So they cleverly denied personal sovereignty and converted persons into an appellation – a corporate fiction or strawman – and identified these by writing birth names in capital letters.  All licenses and documents reflect this appellation.   The all-caps name can be researched in every State Code under ‘corporations:’ [e.g.] see the Texas Administrative Code under ‘corporations’, Chapter 79.31, subtitled: entities; [also] the all-caps name is specified in the United States Government- Style Manual under the section titled [identifying corporations].

Public Trusts are not a new concept.  The concept and strategy was copied from the ancient Roman empire and its use of Roman trusts.  The ancient Roman trusts declared all citizens dead after Rome was burned (a staged event) and until Roman citizens served notice upon the Roman Senate that they were in fact alive and capable of managing their own estates theywere presumed dead. This then allowed the Roman Senate to become Trustee over every estate and to use them as they deemed appropriate.

Money Buys Freedom From The Corporate State ~ You can buy your freedom for a price of $600,000 dollars through the Department of State. This is the price charged to procure American diplomatic immunity pursuant to international law.  Of interest, in all other countries this same immunity can be purchased for $95,000, which is honored in most countries with the exception of The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Limitations Of Corporate Law ~ What most Americans don’t realize is no corporation can operate or fund itself. Corporations require human beings, human credit and sweat equity to finance and operate them.  Therefore, everything that the government claims to own actually belongs to “We the Public” and not the them.  Everything they have been doing is one gigantic fraud and all of it at our expense!
  • Registration programs were instituted so that the Federal Reserve banks and the Corporate Military courts of justice could securitize and monetize the public Trust accounts.  Each birth certificate and social security card was eventually converted into a Trust Account and became a government security [like company stocks and bonds] and is marketed as a Mutual Fund.  If you own a piece of a Mutual Fund you are actually hedging your money against human collateral.
  • Every Bond or International Security is assigned a “CUSIP” number and if you know how to use their formula or have a close friend who is a stock broker, you or he can convert the numbers and letters found on your social security card into its CUSIP number. Armed with your CUSIP number you can look up the Mutual Fund your life is being collectively marketed under.  Your birth certificate number is handled the same way.
  • The forced birth registration actually makes you the personal property of the State.  Birth registration gives the state government legal custody.  Children become state property and parents are permitted to keep and raise their children providing they behave and comply with corporate state laws and regulations.
  • The State obligates us to pay for our children. It generally refuses to pay for anything unless the parent dies or becomes destitute.  The birth certificate provides the police with the authority to break and enter any house under suspicion of abuse, an authority now buttressed and expanded by the Patriot Act.
The Fee Simple Deed ~ This gives the state your home and the right to tax you into poverty as a tenant. The Patriot Act goes further in that it eliminates the need for search warrants before entering your home.

Alloidal Deed ~ When deeds are Allodial no one can trespass on your property, not even the government.  No one could tax your property and no bank could foreclose on your property. No bank would ever loan you money against your property either. You were sovereign ruler of your land and home.  This, sad to say, is no longer the case. link to original article

Friday, October 5, 2012

FRAUD: J.P. Morgan

By Ronald D. Orol, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman late Monday filed a lawsuit against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in civil court, alleging widespread fraud in the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

The suit relates to mortgage-backed securities issued by Bear Stearns & Co., which was acquired by J.P. Morgan JPM +0.59%  in 2008 amidst the global financial crisis. The complaint argues that Bear Stearns defrauded “thousands of investors.”


J.P. Morgan accused of fraud

New York's attorney general filed a civil complaint against J.P. Morgan Chase alleging widespread fraud in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
The charges, which came partly as a result of a federal mortgage task force formed in January by the Justice Department, assert that the misconduct was in connection with the firm’s “due diligence and quality control processes” that “constituted a systemic fraud on thousands of investors.”

The complaint alleges that Bear Stearns and its mortgage unit “committed multiple fraudulent and deceptive acts” in promoting and selling residential mortgage-backed securities. It alleges that the bank “systematically failed to fully evaluate the loans” while leading investors to believe that the securities have been “carefully evaluated.”

A spokesman for J.P. Morgan said the bank plans to contest the allegations. “We’re disappointed that the NYAG decided to pursue its civil action without ever offering us an opportunity to rebut the claims and without developing a full record – instead relying on recycled claims already made by private plaintiffs,” the spokesman said.

Dennis Kelleher, president of advocacy group Better Markets, said in a statement that he hopes the lawsuit is the first of many and that lawbreakers on Wall Street will be punished.

“Finally! A major Wall Street bank has been sued for fraud for its reckless lending that helped cause the 2008 financial collapse,” Kelleher said. “Wall Street is a high crime area, but no one has been held accountable. The creation, sale and distribution of worthless toxic mortgages was at the core of the financial crisis.”

Source: Ronald D. Orol is a MarketWatch reporter, based in Washington.

The LUDLOW Massacre

1914: The Ludlow massacre

Ludlow strikers tent colony
The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history.
It was the pinnacle of efforts by the National Guard and local strike-breakers under the command of the Rockefeller family to suppress a strike of twelve thousand workers
Issues concerning labour had dogged the United States for many years preceding World War I and had resulted in widespread strike action, especially in the West of the country. Tensions rose to a melting point when a union activist was killed in late 1913 resulting in workers at the Rockefeller family owned Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation’s (CF+I) going on strike. Miners evacuated the coal camps on September 23rd in protest against low wages, poor working conditions and continued victimisation of union activists. This was to mark the beginning of what was to be a harsh seven months of continued brutality and repression at the hands of their bosses.
Miners of the CF+I were paid $1.68 a day and were forced to work in extremely harsh conditions, this was particularly true for the Colorado miners, where fatality rates were often double the national average. What little wages the miners earned were paid in scrip, which was redeemable only at the company store where prices were high.
Attempts of unionisation by the Colorado miners dated back to the first strike of 1883 in which they tried to join the Western Federation of Miners, in 1913 they were attempting to organise into the United Mine Workers of America. (They later joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1927.)
Demands of the UMWA to the CF+I were as follows:
“…Recognition of the United Mineworkers of America as the bargaining agent for workers in coal mines throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico, an effective system of checkweighmen in all mines, compensation for digging coal at a ton-rate based on 2,000 pounds, semi-monthly payment of wages in lawful money, the abolition of scrip and the truck system, an end to discrimination against union members, and strict enforcement of state laws pertaining to operators’ obligations in supplying miners with timbers, rails, and other materials in underground working places.”
The demands of the union and the continuing strike action enraged the Rockefeller family, which through mine ownership effectively ruled the region. They evicted striking workers from their company owned homes leaving them (along with their families) to face the harsh Colorado winter months without shelter. Assisted by UMWA groups across the US, the strikers organised ‘tent cities’ close to canyon mouths which lead to coal camps (in an attempt to block strike-breakers replacing them) and continued their strike.

Through various agencies the company was able to hire men to take a more aggressive stance against the striking workers, armed guards were supplied to harass strikers and union organisers. An armoured car with a mounted machine gun was even built which was appropriately named the ‘Death Special’ by the company guards. As tensions escalated between CF+I and the strikers, miners dug protective pits beneath their tents to shield themselves and their families against random sniping and machine gun fire from the company guards. On October 17th the ‘Death Special’ was used to attack the Forbes tent colony resulting in the death of one miner. A young girl was shot in the face and another boy’s legs riddled with machine gun bullets also. Confrontations between striking miners and scab workers were also resulting in additional deaths. On October 28th the Governor of Colorado, Elias M Ammons called out the National Guard to take control of the situation.
The miners however, persevered. Union members and organisers were kidnapped and beaten, shots being fired into the camps from strike-breakers and the National Guardsmen were a constant occurrence and the harsh winter was taking its toll. Worried about the continuing cost of keeping the National Guard in the field, Governor Ammons accepted an offer from the Rockefeller family to put their men in National Guard uniforms.
On March 10th the body of a strike-breaker was found near railroad tracks near the Forbes tents and the National Guard’s General Chase ordered the colony to be destroyed. The strike was reaching a climax, and National Guardsmen were ordered to evict the remaining tent colonies around the mines, despite them being on private property leased by the UMWA.
Ludlow was the largest of the colonies, and on the morning of April 20th 1914, troops fired into the camp with machine guns, anyone who was seen moving in the camp was targeted. The miners fired back, and fighting raged for almost fourteen hours.
Ludlow Massacre
Red Cross workers sift through the wreckage of the strikers' camp after the attack
In the afternoon, a passing freight train stopped near the camp and allowed many miners and their families to escape to east to an area known as the ‘Black Hills’. After many hours of exchanging fire with the militiamen, the camps main organiser, Louis Tikas met with Lieutenant Linderfelt (the officer in charge of the National Guard assault on the Ludlow camp) to arrange a truce. Linderfelt hit Tikas with the butt of his rifle and soldiers fired several times into his back as he lay on the ground, killing him outright.
That evening, under cover of darkness, the militiamen entered the camp and set fire to tents, killing two women and eleven children who were sheltering from the shooting in a pit below a tent, thirteen other people were also shot dead during the fighting.
As news of the massacre spread, workers from around the country went on strike to show solidarity with the remaining miners on strike in Colorado and to express sympathy for those who had lost loved ones in Ludlow. Several cities in the state were taken over and occupied by miners and some National Guard units even laid down their arms and refused to fight.
However, the workers failed to obtain their demands along with union recognition and many were replaced with non-union workers. No National Guardsmen was ever prosecuted over the killings, even though sixty-six people had been killed by the time violence ended.
In 1918 a monument was erected to commemorate those who died during the strike. These individuals all died in the Ludlow Massacre, and are inscribed on the monument as follows:
Louis Tikas, age: 30 years
James Fyler, age: 43 years
John Bartolotti, age: 45 years
Charlie Costa, age: 31 years
Fedelina Costas, age: 27 years
Onafrio Costa, age: 4 years
Frank Rubino, age: 23 years
Patria Valdez, age: 37 years
Eulala Valdez, age: 8 years
Mary Valdez, age: 7 years
Elvira Valdez, age: 3 months
Joe Petrucci, age: 4 ½ years
Lucy Petrucci, age: 2 ½ years
Frank Petrucci, age: 4 months
William Snyder Jr, age: 11 years
Rodgerlo Pedregone, age: 6 years
Cloriva Pedregone, age: 4 year
By Sam Lowry, edited by libcom

Source: Remember the Ludlow Massacre

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MERS a FRAUD - WA Supreme Court

MERS Is Dead: Can Be Sued For Fraud: WA Supreme Court

Sep 26, 2012

State Court Ruling Deals Body Blow to MERS
Reprinted with permission

(Reuters) - The highest court in the state of Washington recently ruled that a company that has foreclosed on millions of mortgages nationwide can be sued for fraud, a decision that could cause a new round of trouble for the nation's banks.

The ruling is one of the first to allow consumers to seek damages from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a company set up by the nation's major banks, if they can prove they were harmed.

Legal experts said last month's decision from the Washington Supreme Court could become a precedent for courts in other states. The case also endorsed the view of other state courts that MERS does not have the legal authority to foreclose on a home.

"This is a body blow," said consumer law attorney Ira Rheingold. "Ultimately the MERS business model cannot work and should not work and needs to be changed."

Banks set up MERS in the 1990s to help speed the process of packaging loans into mortgage-backed bonds by easing the process of transferring mortgages from one party to another. But ever since the housing crash, MERS has been besieged by litigation from state attorneys general, local government officials and homeowners who have challenged the company's authority to pursue foreclosure actions.

A spokeswoman for MERS said the company is confident its role in the financial system will withstand legal challenges.

The Washington Supreme Court held that MERS' business practices had the "capacity to deceive" a substantial portion of the public because MERS claimed it was the beneficiary of the mortgage when it was not.

This finding means that in actions where a bank used MERS to foreclose, the consumer can sue it for fraud. If the foreclosure can be challenged, MERS' involvement would make repossession more complicated.

On top of that, virtually any foreclosed homeowner in the state in the past 15 years who feels they have been harmed in some way could file a consumer fraud suit.

"This may be the beginning of a trend," says Elizabeth Renuart, a professor at Albany Law School focusing on consumer credit law.

The company's history dates back to the 1990s, when banks began aggressively bundling home loans into mortgage-backed securities. The banks formed MERS to speed up the handling of all the paperwork associated with recording the filing of a deed and the subsequent inclusion of a mortgage in an entity that issues a mortgage-backed security.

MERS allowed the banks to save time and money because it permitted lenders to bypass the process of filing paperwork with the local recorder of deeds every time a mortgage was sold.

Instead, banks put MERS' name on the deed. And when they bought and sold mortgages, they just recorded the transfer of ownership of the note in the MERS system.

The MERS' database was supposed to keep track of where those loans went. The company's motto: "Process loans, not paperwork."

But the foreclosure crisis revealed major flaws with the MERS database.

The plaintiffs in the Washington case, homeowners Kristin Bain and Kevin Selkowitz, argued that the problems with the MERS database made it difficult, if not impossible, to determine who really owned their loan. It's an argument that has been raised in numerous other lawsuits challenging the ability of MERS to foreclose on a home.

"It's going to be very easy for consumers to say they were harmed because it's inherently misleading," says Geoff Walsh, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center. If consumers can't identify who owns their loan, then they don't know whom to negotiate with, and can't even be certain of the legitimacy of the foreclosure.

In a statement, MERS spokeswoman Janis Smith noted that banks stopped using MERS' name to foreclose last year. She added that the opinion will "create confusion" for homeowners in the state of Washington while the trial courts consider its effect on pending cases.

Meanwhile, MERS is attempting to remake itself. The company has a new chief executive and a new branding campaign. In Washington D.C. federal lawmakers have recognized the need to create a national mortgage-recording database that would track all U.S. mortgages. MERS is lobbying to build it.

The case is Bain (Kristin), et al. v. Mortg. Elec. Registration Sys., et al., Washington Supreme Court, No. 86206-1.

Source: Reuters - MERS

911 War Crimes Tribunal

9/11 War Crimes Tribunal expected to issue Indictments of Accused in 9/11 events on January 22, 2013


9/11 War Crimes Tribunal Judges Alfred Lambremont Webre & Constance Fogal,  June 17, 2012

9/11 War Crimes Tribunal expected to issue Indictments of Accused in 9/11 events on January 22, 2013

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At a meeting of the Judges of the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal held Friday September, 28, 2012 in Vancouver, BC, Judge Constance Fogal, B.A., M.A, B.ED, LL.B and Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd reaffirmed the plan of the 9/11 Tribunal to issue Indictments of key Accused in the events of September 11, 2001 on January 22, 2013.

Judges Fogal and Webre met two days after formally separating from conference organizers and specific speakers at June 15-17, 2012 Vancouver, BC conference on a disagreement over the 9/11 Tribunal’s judicial independence and an attempt at suppression of 9/11 evidence.  The Tribunal’s separation was made formal in a Notice of Decision dated September 26, 2012, set out on the Tribunal’s website

9/11 War Crimes Tribunal

The 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal is a Tribunal of Conscience whose mission is the investigation, prosecution, trial, conviction and sentencing of key individuals participating in a common plan and conspiracy to execute a false flag operation on September 11, 2001, disguised as a “terrorist attack” on the U.S. mainland, with the real objectives of launching a war of aggression and domestic police state worldwide. Judge Webre is also a Judge on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal that on Nov. 22, 2011 found George W. Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace for launching the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq using false and deceptive “Weapons of Mass Destruction” grounds.

Affidavits of 9/11 Tribunal witnesses Leuren Moret & Andrew D. Basiago

The organizers of the June 15-17, 2012 conference and 17 of its 19 speakers essentially staged a walk-out from the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal because Judges Fogal and Webre exercised judicial independence and introduced the affidavits of 9/11 witnesses Leuren Moret, MA, PhD ABD & Andrew D. Basiago, JD, MPhil (Cantab) into Tribunal evidence.

The four 9/11 witnesses with the 9/11 Tribunal presently include: Andrew D. Basiago, JD, MPhil (Cantab), Dean T. Hartwell, JD, Susan Lindauer, MA, and Leuren Moret, MA, PhD ABD. 

Mr. Basiago, an attorney in Washington State, is a former U.S. chrononaut with DARPA's Project Pegasus 1968-72 and the CIA's Jump Room program 1980-83. Dean T. Hartwell has written three books about 9/11 including, Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11; Facts Talk but the Guilty Walk: the 9/11 No Hijacker Theory and its Indictment of our Leaders. Susan Lindauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. Ms. Lindauer, who has a Masters degree in public policy from the London School of Economics, has been a reporter with U.S. News & World Report, and has worked for Representative Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon; Representative Ron Wyden, D-Oregon and Senator Carol Moseley Braun, D-Illinois to whom she was press secretary and speech writer. Leuren Moret was an Expert Witness at the International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan At Tokyo, and a speaker at the 2007 Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Conference.  She is on the organizing committee of the World Committee on Radiation Risk; has been an environmental commissioner for the City of Berkeley; a speaker at the 2007 Vancouver 9/11 conference and has conducted numerous interviews on 9/11.

A momentary sadness

In a September 28, 2012 letter to the remaining 9/11 Tribunal witnesses, the Tribunal Judges wrote: “My fellow Judge Constance Fogal and I had a meeting today at my home to review the status of the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal.  One the one hand, we felt a momentary sadness that the folks at 9/11 Vancouver Hearings had decided to go down the path of fear, control, suspicion, and self-destruction it seems in the face of the Tribunal's assertion of its clear rights and responsibilities under the law of Tribunal of Conscience. As I wrote to their group email on September 27, 2012, the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal is closing the books on the 9/11 Vancouver Hearings, and moving on with the business of our Tribunal.

“On the other hand, Judge Fogal and I felt reassured and encouraged that 9/11 witnesses of your ethics and caliber are moving forward with the Tribunal to secure investigation, prosecution, trial, conviction and sentencing of the principal 9/11 Accused.”

The Moret Affidavit: The U.K., French, and Canadian 9/11 connections

The Judge’s letter continues, “Leuren Moret's submission and affidavit is vital because it identifies key 9/11 Accused who are U.K., French and Canadian nationals and who appear to be members of an executive within an international war crimes racketeering organization that gave orders for 9/11, the ‘top’ of a pyramidal network, as it were. As U.K., French and Canadian nationals, these 9/11 Accused in turn provide the Article 12 jurisdiction for 9/11 before the International Criminal Court.  Ms. Moret's affidavit is able to build on the singularly important affidavit of our distinguished attorney whistleblower witness, former DARPA participant Andrew D. Basiago.”

Article 12 of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) provides that one of the grounds for ICC jurisdiction is that the person accused of war crimes be a national of a state that is a party to the Rome Statute establishing the ICC.  The speakers who walked out of the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal had mainly named 9/11 Accused who were USA or Israeli citizens, neither of whom are subject to ICC jurisdiction.

Judge Webre is in active coordination of prosecution of 9/11 Accused with Judge Fernando Imposimato, honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Chief Investigative Judge of Italy. Judge Imposimato recently announced he was launching a drive to prosecute key 9/11 Accused at the ICC.

The Basiago Affidavit: Circumventing an attempted suppression of 9/11 evidence

On February 23, 2012, Judge Webre approached the organizers of the planned June 15-17, 2012 conference with a proposal that former U.S. chrononaut Andrew D. Basiago be a speaker at the upcoming conference. Judge Webre stated, “In a word, we have a whistleblower from DARPA quantum access projects who is an eyewitness to DARPA/CIA possession of images of the controlled demolition of the twin towers on September 11, 2011 in 1971.  We have an eyewitness to Donald H. Rumsfeld's personal knowledge of these images in 1971, as defence liaison for this DARPA project to the 1971 Nixon Cabinet, of which he was a member. Need I remind you that Donald H. Rumsfeld is, by prima facie evidence, a prime suspect in the 9/11 false flag operation? (Please see [my] articles below).

“That eyewitness [Andrew D. Basiago] is a member of the bar of the state of Washington and a 10-year colleague of mine and of impeccable credentials, Andrew D. Basiago.  We both spoke at the 2009 Conspiracy Con, and have spoken at numerous US and international conferences and media on these issues.

“As long as you continue to gate-keep this evidence and information about 9/11 by keeping at least a presentation of this evidence from a public forum like The Vancouver Hearings, you are doing the public a great disservice, IMHO.”

Although Mr. Basiago was not invited to be a speaker at the June 15-17, 2012 conference, Judge Webre was invited to be a Judge on the 9/11 Tribunal and in his position as War Crimes Judge was asked to invite other distinguished jurists and public figures to join him on the 9/11 Tribunal.

June 22, 2012 Invitation for submissions

One of Judge Webre’s first acts on the 9/11 Tribunal following the June 15-17, 2012 conference was to send a June 22, 2012 invitation to all speakers and to additional 9/11 witnesses (as was the Tribunal's right) to submit written Evidentiary Submissions and sworn Affidavits that would form the basis of the Tribunal’s Indictment of 9/11 Accused.  The conference organizers, all 19 speakers, in addition to Leuren Moret and Andrew D. Basiago, received this invitation along with a Witness Docket listing everyone's names, email addresses and the September 22, 2012 date the invitation was sent.  In addition, Judge Webre notified the organizers at and after the conference that he would be so doing.

In early September 2012, when the 9/11 Vancouver Hearings organizers notified Judge Webre they intended to review the affidavit of Andrew D. Basiago before it could be admitted into evidence before the Tribunal, Judge Webre understood immediately that this was an effort by the conference organizers to usurp 9/11 Tribunal independence, and gate-keep vital forensic evidence about 9/11 from the Tribunal.

Therefore, as was is the prerogative of the 9/11 Tribunal, Judge Webre filed the Affidavit of Andrew D. Basiago into the Witness Docket and sent a courtesy copy to the conference organizer, thereby entering the Basiago Affidavit into evidence and circumventing an attempted suppression of 9/11 evidence by the conference organizers.

Legal implications of the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal

Following the issuance of an 9/11 Tribunal Indictment against specific named individuals who allegedly participated in a common plan and conspiracy in the events of 9/11, there are multiple legal venues in which the criminal charges in the Indictment can be prosecuted and tried, and verdicts and judgments reached and enforced against the 9/11 Accused.

A. International law - The alleged crimes of the Accused in the Information and Indictment may be found to violate the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and constitute war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. At the June 15-17, 2012 9/11 Vancouver Hearings Judge Alfred Lambremont Webre stated, "The 9/11 false flag operations may qualify as a crime against peace, war crime, genocide, and crime against humanity, inter alia, if it can be demonstrated that the true intent of the 9/11 perpetrators was to carry out 9/11 as a pretext for invading Afghanistan, which invasion and war has been found to be genocidal because of the use of depleted uranium weapons and other reasons.  So the legal chain of culpability is there, under the Nuremberg precedents of a crime against peace and starting an unjust war.  The Tokyo Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, in an opinion by Judge Niloufer Bhagwat, found that U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration had committed war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity through the horrific birth defects and other widespread genetic and health damage cause to Afghan civilians through the U.S. use of depleted uranium weapons."

The 9/11 War Crimes Indictment can be taken by the 9/11 Tribunal to the national courts of any of the more than 100 nations, such as Germany and Spain, that are signatories to the Rome statue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution and enforcement, as well as to the ICC itself. The chief prosecutor of the ICC, to the criticism of many throughout the world, has failed to act on over 400 complaints on war crimes in Iraq and in Afghanistan by US and UK forces, and has privately stated he will not take jurisdiction of 9/11.

Organization of American States - According to one source, "The Vancouver 9/11 Indictment can also be submitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) which might be an even better choice since it has the only international criminal court the U.S. has signed onto and the other OAS member countries may not be so biased in favor the U.S.  One attorney took the U.S. government as a defendant there to get an opinion on the fact that the US used Depleted Uranium weapons on hospitals in Granada during the U.S. attack on Granada.  She won and the U.S. had to rebuild all the hospitals they destroyed in Granada.  She never would have achieved that victory in any other international courts."

B. U.S. Congress - The 9/11 War Crimes Indictment can be taken by the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal to the U.S. Senate and to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to prosecute the Accused Treason under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which provides, "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted." 

There is legal precedent for such an action.  In November 2007, a Memorandum was presented to senior Congressional staff and personally to Rep John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee setting out sufficient prima facie evidence of Article III (3) treason in connection with the events of 9/11 by George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, and other Jane and John Does. Senior Congressional staff acknowledged the seriousness of the allegations in the Memorandum.  Rep. Conyers took the Memorandum home to Detroit, MI over the Thanksgiving 2007 holidays promising an answer as to whether he would move on the file after the Holidays.  To this date, no answer has been forthcoming from Rep. Conyers.

C. Canadian Parliament - There are various concurrent efforts to have the Parliament of Canada investigate the 9/11 events, as NORAD is a joint Canada/USA function and 26 Canadians were killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. The 9/11 Vancouver Indictment can be taken by the 9/11 Vancouver Tribunal to members of Parliament and the Senate, including the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leaders in the Parliament of Canada to appoint a Public Inquiry to investigate and report on possible criminal violations by Canadian persons or U.S. persons, including U.S. government employees or contractors/agents, and other individuals flowing out of the 9/11 events.

D. Prosecution for murder - The 9/11 War Crimes Indictment can be taken by the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal to any District attorney and/or U.S. Attorneys in the United States of America, and to any Public Prosecutors in other nations whose citizens were killed in the World Trade Center or the events of 9/11. The alleged Accused, Co-conspirators and persons acting in a common plan to cause, facilitate or support the events of September 11, 2001 can each be prosecuted for murder by a U.S. attorney, by a district attorney or by public prosecutors of a nation whose citizens were killed at the World Trade Center or in any aspect of the false flag operation on September 11, 2001.

E. 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal - The 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal can establish a formal Tribunal for a trial of the Accused under the 9/11 War Crimes Indictment. This trial would be heard by the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal Judges, with appointed prosecutors, counsel for the Accused and due process for the Accused.  A sister tribunal of conscience, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, has successfully tried George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, et al. for war crimes in Iraq.

9/11 War Crimes Tribunal

Judges on the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal include Constance (Connie) Fogal, B.A, B.Ed, M.A., LL.B, and Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd.  Connie Fogal is former leader of the Canadian Action Party, former Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner, former Director, Kitsilano and Vancouver Community Resource boards; lawyer with the Defence of Canadian Liberty Committee to oppose what Fogal sees as threats to Canadian constitutional sovereignty. Alfred Lambremont Webre is a Judge on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, submitted a Memorandum to the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate 9/11 and was a co-architect of the Space Preservation Treaty.


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Monday, October 1, 2012


The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out.

Ben Bernanke (pictured to the right), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets. Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve's nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Sander's webpage earlier this morning.    
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What was revealed in the audit was startling:

$16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly given out to US banks and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had secretly bailed out many of the world's banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest. Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious - the American public would have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs.

To place $16 trillion into perspective, remember that GDP of the United States is only $14.12 trillion. The entire national debt of the United States government spanning its 200+ year history is "only" $14.5 trillion. The budget that is being debated so heavily in Congress and the Senate is "only" $3.5 trillion. Take all of the outrage and debate over the $1.5 trillion deficit into consideration, and swallow this Red pill: There was no debate about whether $16,000,000,000,000 would be given to failing banks and failing corporations around the world.

In late 2008, the TARP Bailout bill was passed and loans of $800 billion were given to failing banks and companies. That was a blatant lie considering the fact that Goldman Sachs alone received 814 billion dollars. As is turns out, the Federal Reserve donated $2.5 trillion to Citigroup, while Morgan Stanley received $2.04 trillion. The Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank, a German bank, split about a trillion and numerous other banks received hefty chunks of the $16 trillion.
"This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you're-on-your-own individualism for everyone else."- Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
When you have conservative Republican stalwarts like Jim DeMint(R-SC) and Ron Paul(R-TX) as well as self identified Democratic socialists like Bernie Sanders all fighting against the Federal Reserve, you know that it is no longer an issue of Right versus Left. When you have every single member of the Republican Party in Congress and progressive Congressmen like Dennis Kucinich sponsoring a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, you realize that the Federal Reserve is an entity onto itself, which has no oversight and no accountability.

Americans should be swelled with anger and outrage at the abysmal state of affairs when an unelected group of bankers can create money out of thin air and give it out to megabanks and supercorporations like Halloween candy. If the Federal Reserve and the bankers who control it believe that they can continue to devalue the savings of Americans and continue to destroy the US economy, they will have to face the realization that their trillion dollar printing presses will eventually plunder the world economy.

The list of institutions that received the most money from the Federal Reserve can be found on page 131 of the GAO Audit and are as follows..
Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)
and many many more including banks in Belgium of all places
View the 266-page GAO audit of the Federal Reserve (July 21st, 2011):

US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
FULL PDF on GAO server.
Senator Sander's Article
Source: - Federal Reserve Audit

Comment: It's not "socialism for the rich"; that's an oxymoron.

It's corporatism, i.e. fascism, as defined by Benito Mussolini.