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“Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.” – President James Garfield, 2 weeks before his assassination.

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:07 | 2166913 pods
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We should have a quote of the week along these lines.  Maybe Lindbergh too?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:11 | 2166948 B-rock
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That's quote of the epoch.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:15 | 2166961 Comay Mierda
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this guy was clearly a terrorist.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:19 | 2166996 Turd Ferguson
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This would seem to be a pretty good history of the subject matter:


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2167037 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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When did Reagan commission Ron Paul to write an essay about sound money?  Was that before Hinkley?

And just who was Hinkley?  He wasn't a childhood friend of the Bush clan, was he?  He didn't have dinner with the Bushes a few weeks before he shot the POTUS, did he?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:31 | 2167054 BaBaBouy
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WOW ...


Are we fucked, or what, Mr. Burnankee ???


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:33 | 2167064 redpill
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I guess Judge Nap is lucky all that happened was getting his show cancelled...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:43 | 2167102 vato poco
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Pay no attention to that man in the corner!! (bang!)  .............never mind.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:02 | 2167187 JW n FL
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Enjoy the stupidity here in the States!


I will be fishing until the fires die down!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:05 | 2167416 Thomas
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The rumor was that Kennedy acted to clip the wings of the Fed a month before he committed suicide by two gunshots.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:11 | 2167443 Squid Vicious
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He was also about to clip the wings of Israel's nuclear program at Dimona

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 20:07 | 2167761 JoeSexPack
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Forced AIPAC to register as agents of a foreign gov't. True.


JFK in 2012!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 20:12 | 2167773 JoeSexPack
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Executive Order 11110 legalized silver notes from the US Treasury that would have killed the FED.



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:30 | 2167948 JW n FL
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did you know that the Slave trade was Controlled by Jews?

did you know that a Jewish Judge Blocked a PBS (Public Broadcast System) News Special on the sourced and sited facts that were provided by??? Yep! the Jewish Historical Society? LULZ! You just could NOT! make up shit like this! The truth is ALWAYS more fucked up than a Lie!


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:33 | 2167950 JW n FL
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Watch this first ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEEgtOFFlM

Executive Order 13575 "RURAL COUNCILS" Agenda 21 NWO


Agenda 21 for Public Officials



Some Resources:










sustainable development for Dummies http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/sustain-main.html




Core Publications
Agenda 21

Links to Agenda 21 Chapters

???? | ?? | English | Français | ??????? | Español


Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.

The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:42 | 2167976 JW n FL
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 22:20 | 2168098 robobbob
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.....all progress depends on the unreasonable man

...........meaning most calls for progress are by extension........unreasonable and the work of bullies, and should be resisted.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:48 | 2168003 pods
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For the last time, what Kennedy did with EO 11110 did NOT usurp the FED's stronghold.  He already had the power to issue certificates. He DELEGATED it away.   


That is a Nov 28, 1961 story from the Southeast Missourian which states that Kennedy ordered the Treasury to STOP selling silver at an arificially low price.  That's right, he REMOVED it from sale.

"The Kennedy program would represent the most important national change in silver in many decades.  In effect, the President wants to end silver's status as an important monetary metal and make it a freely traded commodity, like copper or soybeans."

"Kennedy directed the Treasury to stop using the stockpile as a source of supply for coinmaking."


Kennedy was in no way, shape, or form a friend of the common man.  Does anyone really think that the apple falls far from the tree?

Not getting on you personally JoeSP, I thought that one of the elite actually gave a shit about us at one time too.



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 20:24 | 2167793 4horse
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big secret at the time of Kennedy’s assassination -when mere weeks before ben-gurion made a great show of resignation, over JFK's nuclear ultimatum- Israel’s Mossad and Red China’s intelligence service were working behind the scenes on joint nuclear weapons development. The evidence suggests that “the China card” played a critical (secret) factor in Israel’s participation in the JFK assassination



june, 1963,  President Kennedy signs  Executive Order 11110  returning to the people the power to issue their own currency, not through the private Federal Reserve, but as originally written in The Constitution  --and as if echoing Lincoln: “We gave the people of the republic the greatest blessing they ever had, their own paper money to pay their own debts.”




lincoln. before him jackson. after him garfield and mckinley, lost ghosts left haunted within The House Of Rothschild, where, no echo, no whispers, Cerberus Barks

                                  . . . Don't Touch THE FUCKIN MONEY

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:35 | 2167961 Harlequin001
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You must be joking. This is the man that squandered all Americas money (when it was backed by gold and in limited supply) in a failed attempt to put a man on the moon.

Having been reduced to filming a fake stunt in a hangar to save face do you really think he would then make money real again, knowing there was no way the American economy could recover from what he'd done.


It was Kennedy that launched us all down the path to failure, not Nixon.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:49 | 2168012 pods
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See my link above.  It is a footnote from the Wiki article.  Really informative. I think an actual REPORTER wrote it.


Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:02 | 2169001 4horse
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will read

and reread, elsewhere as well




      LIES  =  an IDEA9 whose time has come and gone, long since buried with a body, unidentified, lookin like somethin the cat dragged in after already usin so many of its own trying to catch up with what still stinks wrapped in yesterday's print while, presenttense, even today's events too fresh to yet smell too fishy.



      missing, like that stinking redherring which's knowledge

      knowing/never knowing, better nor enough

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 01:28 | 2168493 All Risk No Reward
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Kennedy ruffled lots of establishment feathers.

* Kennedy wanted to de-fang the CIA.

* Kennedy rejected The MICs Operation Northwoods false flag campaign and demoted LL Lemnitzer who presented the false flag operation to him.


* Kennedy was assassinated.

* The MIC took Operation Northwoods live against Vietnam with their Gulf of tonkin false flag event.  The MIC murdered 1-3 million Vietnamese, 60k Americans and disabled another 200k Americans...  all based on a lie.

* LL Lemnitzer's false flag war mongering was so prized by NATO that he was promoted to head NATO.

For those who think the OWNERS behind the mega-corporation care about the troops - it's almost all marketing.  The homeless Vietnam vets get very little, but the mega corps pay TENS OF MILLIONS to tell you how much they LOVE the troops they send out to be killed after the criminals running the show run a false flag event.  If they actually cared about the troops, the tens of millions would be given to the troops.

Rockefeller played a key roll in setting up the demonic allopathic sick care profit making cartel...  you can make better choices and live a much healthier life by eating real food, not pesticide facsimile "food."

MS Dramatically Reversed by Diet


Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Diabetes


Anti-Inflammatory Diet Monograph (PDF file)


I've deconstructed the mind control employed to control the front line physicians.

They've been taught 1. They are special people and the public can't teach them anything and 2. They've been taught that anecdotal evidence is worthless evidence.

Most can't seem to admit to being conned and so they hold onto those two ideas like white on rice (not all, and thanks for those that don't - but you know many, many do exactly this!).

The truth is that anecdotal evidence IS THE BEGINNING of developing a hypothesis and researching the validity of the hypothesis.

Anecdotal evidence is the BEGINNING, not the END.

The other problem is that the system rakes in profits off of sick people, not well people.

Be well.




Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:40 | 2167311 MayIMommaDogFac...
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It is pronounced "BER - NANK"    ;)

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:12 | 2167447 mtomato2
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Tried to up-arrow you, there.  site won't let me.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:07 | 2167891 Bringin It
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FYI - MayIMoma started his post in italics.  For some yet unknown reason, this kills off the red/green up/down [JavaScript?] on most browsers.

Hello Sacrildge - any thoughts on this??

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:30 | 2167050 Dr. Richard Head
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My hometown of Mentor, OH is also the to one of Garfield's homes.  There is a great section, at least there was when I last visited years ago, that featured a section on "money" in the attic of the home.  http://travelphotobase.com/s/OHG.HTM

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:33 | 2167059 TruthInSunshine
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Team Fahrenheit 451 Truth Squad Firefighter have been dispatched to burn down what's left of it.

Thank you for the information,


Big 'Sis

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:34 | 2167072 SteveGennisonBa...
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A fellow Mentor man myself Dr. Dickhead

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:39 | 2167092 Dr. Richard Head
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Damn.  Small world.  I never would have thunk anything other than mall rats and yuppies came from this place.  I still work in the area.  You?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:45 | 2167115 SteveGennisonBa...
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Work in Mayfield.  Live off Mentor Ave, by Garfields home.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:00 | 2167176 Conrad Murray
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I'm not from the fancy pants neighborhoods like you fellow terrorists, but should it ever be decided that beer and wings are in order, let me know.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:01 | 2167181 Dr. Richard Head
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Fuck yeah.  I'm in. tikipalm at gmail

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:10 | 2167219 SteveGennisonBa...
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pslapps5181 at gmail

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:32 | 2167494 Struan
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Dont forget to tell us how those beers were.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:16 | 2167236 Atomizer
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Strongsville  :)

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:22 | 2167258 SteveGennisonBa...
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Don's Pomeroy House.  Yum.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 20:19 | 2167792 Atomizer
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Solyndra's high level management ate there. I made sure they received a 5 star tour after dinner. Upstairs are boarding rooms, in the lower level near staircase are two doors. It’s a storage area now, if you go to the very end of the 3.5 -4 ft. height room; you'll see a sealed off wall. That house was once part of the underground railroad. Agreed, great food.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 23:39 | 2168315 TheFourthStooge-ing
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If I recall correctly, Strongsville was also the home of Waterbed Factory Man in the late 1970s.


Sat, 02/18/2012 - 08:13 | 2172643 TruthInSunshine
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It's wrenching to see what they've done to Newell, Akron, Toledo & Cleveland. Sluts of Wall Street.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:11 | 2167220 grid-b-gone
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Money in the attic, anti-concentrated power statements, and a survivalist windmill on the property. A prime NDAA candidate.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:24 | 2167259 Dr. Richard Head
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I fucking love this place. When is Tyler goingto start a compound for our cult.  I'm signing up bitchez. Hopefully the joint will be filled with hippie pussy.  I loves me some hippie pussy.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:39 | 2167308 BigJim
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Yup, hippie pussy jus' loves a sound-money man!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:42 | 2167326 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:31 | 2167056 Vince Clortho
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Wikipedia is the place to go if you want to get the Establishment version of the Garfield assassination.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:29 | 2167944 4horse
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Wikipedia is the place to go if you . . . don't know. anything. bout anything. and won't

top spot, all sown up. again. No.1

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:33 | 2167071 Sophist Economicus
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Sympathies for President Garfield poured out across the nation and the world. Condolences came from the King of Italy and the Rothschilds. Democratic Kentucky governor Luke P. Blackburn ordered a day of "public fasting and prayer


Is that Rothchilds, as in the evil, maligned Rothchilds?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2167098 LowProfile
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What...  Did you expect them to cackle on camera and distribute it via newsreel throughout the world?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:54 | 2167138 TruthInSunshine
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Anyone who tries to cite facts to present a theory that such assassinations are deliberately engineered by powerful establishment types, maybe even of a mulitnational flavor, must be wrapped in tin foil.

It's not like Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marine Corps qualified 'expert' on the rifle range (which would've made him a great candidate to make a head shot a few hundred yards even with a relatively inexpensive bolt action rifle), or that Jack Ruby was some titty bar owner with ties to the underworld (that do dirty deeds for money or trade) who was so emotionally devastated by JFK's killing that he had to kill Oswald very shortly after his arrest, or that Lyndon Johnson was convinced that JFK was killed by The Money Masters, or anything like that...

I mean, it would be crazy to think that in the future, tens of thousands of PTSD vets who are proficient with weapons, returning from military misadventures in Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where else, who may have stumbled onto bad job prospects, bad financial health, maybe a gambling, drinking or drug habit...you know....could be similarly used in such a way...



Tin Foil! Tin Foil!


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:10 | 2167440 Sophist Economicus
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You misread me, I think. I think that the Rothchilds really did like Garfield and were genuine in their emotions. Garfield was against the greenback, was a hard money guy etc.

If that were true, it would kind-of taint the quote, wouldn't it?

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