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Monday, September 28, 2009

The G-20 Brought Martial Law Exercises to Pittsburgh

During the days leading up to and throughout the visit by the G-20 plus 3 add-on members, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania experienced an excessive military and paramilitary invasion of the city. What was blatantly clear was that this city was used as an exercise in Martial Law. To put this into perspective, back in December of 2001, before the Iraq War, and as the Taliban was a force to fear, 5000 International Assistance Forces were on the ground securing the capital—Kabul, from the Taliban, spreading over 16 square miles. Pittsburgh had between 4000-5000 military and paramilitary forces within 7 square miles.

Carl and I were on the ground photo documenting this military style takeover of an American city by our own national guard, who violated the Posse Comitatus Act by manhandling and arresting civilians because the civilians were not responding to their Martial Law maneuver dictates, such as “move along or step back” commands to their liking.

It was very clear that the local governing bodies: city and county officials were made impotent as they were pushed aside by higher commanding authorities. Watching the invasion was not unlike witnessing what one has seen occur in other countries.
The comical part of the display of brand new “GI Joe toys”, equipment and riot gear “outfits” accessorized the Martial Law-like invasion. The several thousand paramilitary Jackboots swarmed Pittsburgh from as far as Tucson, Arizona, and Border Patrol stations, as well as from Montgomery County, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a variety of surrounding towns and suburbs encompassing Western Pennsylvania, in addition to other locations around the country, which were not noticed. In addition to these Jackboots, there were troops from the Pennsylvania National Guard, Port Authority police, Homeland Security suits, Secret Service suits, FBI suits, Norfolk and Southern police, Allegheny County police, Pennsylvania State police, Coast Guard, and others that manned the skies with surveillance aircraft and helicopters.

This was a show-of-force never before seen in any city in the United States! Of course, there were similar “Force Invaders” seen in cities hosting presidential nominating national conventions, and in Seattle, Washington during the World Trade Organization gathering.

It was perfectly clear that more paramilitary forces were being trained in the execution of Martial Law. Forces in Pennsylvania have now experienced how such actions are performed. One can say that 3000-4000 protesters made up of college and university students, labor, anti-war, single-payer health care, and anti-G20 demonstrators, as well as others, including Tibetans, Burmese Monks, Africans, and individuals and groups objecting to free-trade policies, and the theft of global capitalism by the world’s financial and corporate elites who have destroyed the nation’s economy and manufacturing sectors appeared to be a national security threat. What has amazed all of us was what was so frightening about these protesters who have been given the right to protest their government under the U.S. Constitution? Theoretically, to have had around one
“Force Invader” for every 75 square feet was an occupation.

But wait! There were 25-50 twenty-something “anarchist” types referred to as Black Blockers and sympathizers. Now, that must have been why the “Force Invaders” were so scared, and the G-20 held up in the fenced off Pittsburgh Convention Center’s Green Zone needed so much protection!!! For every single anarchist-type, a mass of 1000 “Force Invaders” were required to keep the peace.

On Thursday, in a section of the city called Lawrenceville, around 400-500 people gathered in Arsenal Park with signs to begin their protest march. What would have been a mile and one half walk toward the city had been cut off because their permit had been denied in spite of multiple requests. This angered the crowd.

I, and many others, have to believe this permit was denied to incite trouble. The “Force Invaders”, who turned into “Force Herders” wanted to anger the protesters enough so they could practice maneuvers and strategies that would likely be used under an authorized and declared Martial Law scenario.

The core 25-50 protesters were immediately blocked from the streets and so began the “Force Herding” process. The attempt to herd the protesters began to immediately break down as the protesters found alternative routes in their attempt to fulfill their protest march objective. Once the protesters realized that the “Force Herders” would use all tactics to break up their crowd, the tactics failed completely.

Surrounding Arsenal Park were paramilitary and military forces numbering up to two dozen each covering street corners within 2-3-4 square block areas.

The “Force Herders” were in full regalia donning brand new riot gear outfits with shiny new crowd control weapons, and Transformer-like helmets. They brought in an LRAD deafening sonic sound machine mounted on the back of a spanking new armored assault pickup truck, along with a Brinks sized armor plated newly bought flat black assault monster truck. The LRAD had never before been used on U.S citizens, so this was its national debut test run. Unfortunately, the renegade marauding anarchist-types decided to fight back and unleashed their vengeance upon LRAD forces by pushing a rolling Dumpster down from the top of the hill they had occupied for a brief moment. The Dumpster came twisting and rolling down the fairly steep hill finally coming to an abrupt stop by making contact with the LRAD pickup. The anarchist types dressed in black pants and black T-shirts, sneakers, chain belts, tattoos, and pierced skin, as well as face masks resembling 1880 cowboy bank robbers, cheered and jumped up and down in victory, and then vanished into the allies and back streets of Lawrenceville evading the Keystone Cop type troopers who showed signs of fatigue after chasing the kids all around the several block area. Remember, the cops wore over 60 pounds of riot gear as they carried smoke and tear gas weapons, in addition to rubber and real bullet weapons, while the kids wore only their Keds, P.F. Flyers, Michael Jordans, and Sketchers. Watching all of this was not unlike observing the Roadrunner out smarting Elmer Fudd dressed up as a soldier. The cat and mouse game the youthful anarchist-types engaged in demonstrated their anger and strategy by breaking a few store windows and turning over Dumpsters in the roadways so as to block the “Force Herders” in their pursuit.

The residents of the community watched their neighborhood being taken over by the “Force Herders”. The people began to cheer for the underdogs in this reenactment of Martial Law.

Later, well into the cat-and-mouse, catch-me-if-you-can-Kopper game, the anarchist-types moved a few blocks north where the “Force Herders” began to unleash their frustrations from being fooled-with onto a bicyclist who did not “step back” fast enough, whereby several “Force Herders” pounced on him. What was so poignant was in front of the broken plate glass windowed Boston Chicken, where nearly two dozen bike cops had amassed ready to offer support to the herd of riot cops blocking Baum Boulevard, around 4-6 African American middle school and high school kids began laughing and taunting the “Force Herders” by yelling out in chant “Who do you serve. Who do you protect?” They laughed out loud and pointed at the riot cops totally unafraid of the Jackboots, since such encounters were not foreign to them.

One reason the Jackboots were protecting this street’s intersection from onlookers was because the world’s lady elites left the G-20 Green Zone and were chauffeured along the overpass as their limos drove off to Theresa Heinz’ estate for drinks and catered finger foods showing off their glittered gowns of glamour.

As evening fell over Pittsburgh, the exercise in Martial Law went into full riot mode as college students, in the section called Oakland, were herded and controlled. Another bicyclist was clubbed off her feet, as a single student was muscled by a few National Guard soldiers into an unmarked tan Crown Victoria. We could not figure out if this was set up by the military to scare the protesters, or if it was real.

Now the jailed amounted to somewhere between 75-95. Ooh, the bad kids were locked up and off the streets. I feel saver already.

Friday pushed away the drizzly rain for nice protesting weather as a peaceful gathering of marchers assembled in Oakland, and with an approved permit, headed toward downtown Pittsburgh, the site of the G-20, along 5th Avenue to the front entrance of the City-County Building, where speakers and musicians had been eagerly waiting on the steps. Cindy Sheehan was in the crowd witnessing all the excitement.

The “Force Invaders” had erected Jersey Barriers, and paramilitary, along with military from everywhere had assembled covering every 5 feet of sidewalk for blocks of downtown Pittsburgh. The riot machinery had been moved in and was on the prowl ready to engage in trouble. Yet, none occurred.

Later that night, in the student section of Oakland, around 400 young people amassed to the chagrin of numerous riot police. Crowd control was executed, while most of the G-20 members and their entourage got the hell-outa-town! Rolling highway closures were in full usage. President Obama’s ceremonial closing remarks were now a thing of the past, as many students were taken away to the jail.

All-in-all, this was a waste of hundreds of millions of dollars, probably exceeding billions, when considering salaries, benefits, relocation expenses, all the new equipment, outfits, rentals, machines, commercial aircraft diversions, air space control, and more spent on the Martial law exercise. Added to the cost would be lost wages, and lost business for those who never saw a penny of the G-20 money.

Now, Pittsburgh can resume its normal life without all the blockade cages, para-military and military forces embarrassing the city.

Thanks for reading, jerry

28 comments:

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, nothing like taking pictures with your buds after you bag your trophy:

Pittsburgh Police Take a Photo With Arrested Student

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-333880

carlandjerry said...

SPECTRE, Hi.

I want to thank you for all the great G-20 Youtubes you sent! I posted some of them. Also, the articles are appreciated, as well. As in the articles you sent, Marc Faber has been speaking out about the "leveraging" the US government and Fed has been engaged in, while most of the US citizens are doing the opposite--deleveraging their debt. The US government continues to issue debt like it is passing candy out to the kids on Halloween night.

Pittsburgh Police chief Nate Harper came out yesterday saying that he is not concerned with the police misconduct during the G-20 because he has other street crimes, such as murder to solve. HUH?

So he is saying that he cannot chew gum and blink both at the same time!

There is nothing like showing your trophy after the hunt is over!! Incredible. The police should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately, one cannot see the faces of these sick cops.

jerry

jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

It's not left versus right, but rather up versus down gang. The Elites control the whole ball of wax, be they Democrats or Republicans. Both are crime families Hell bent on stealing your last nickel and ALL your Rights and Liberties.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, I was glad to do it, as this abuse of power needs to be seen by as many as possible, as the MSM will report what the Ministry of Propaganda tells them to. May I say,with all due respect, that Police Chief Nate is more full of crap than a stuffed Christmas Turkey, and he's probably having the Trophy Picture blown up to super size for City Hall and a favorite pub alongside the deer and ducks. I wonder how they would handle 2 million?

carlandjerry said...

SPECTRE,

Great commentary!! ::))

Mammoth said...

"The Elites control the whole ball of wax, be they Democrats or Republicans. Both are crime families Hell bent on stealing your last nickel and ALL your Rights and Liberties."
--------------------------
Any wonder why gun & ammo sales are up off the charts?

Maybe these a**sholes can get away with pulling these stunts on protesters. Then let's see what happens when they come onto MY property where I live and grow & raise my own food.

Now multiply this by all the well-armed citizens here in the (formerly great) US of A.

No, they will not be able to steal all of our liberties.

Definitely not!

-Mammoth

solbama said...

Jerry, thank you for being there and providing such a tactical presentation.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Mammoth, Thomas Jefferson knew exactly why the 2ND Amendment was included in our Rights. Should they attempt to take away our Rights they won't be dealing with young college kids who were treated like they were bagged trophies for photo ops.

In a normal year, Americans purchase about 7 billion rounds of ammo, yet we are currently buying 9billion rounds. Americans are slow to anger and action, but ask the Japanese how they liked our reply when we were stirred to action. Totalitarianism will not be allowed to occur. They are now making the bed they will sleep in.
Choose wisely elites!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
-- Noam Chomsky

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, you will love this one:

Greenspan Admits The Federal Reserve Is Above The Law & Answers To No One


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3mEe8TH7w

carlandjerry said...

Solbama, I appreciate your comment. Thanks!

Mammoth, Thanks for stepping over from Economicrot for a few minutes. I agree that you can protect what you have, but when the Jackboots come in enmass nothing will help. I saw it in the streets of Pittsburgh.

SPECTRE, Karl Denninger hit it directly once again.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/163936-is-it-time-to-recognize-reality?source=email#comment-696827

Check out the comments, as well. Nothing will change until those with advanced degrees end up 40% underemployed and unemployed. The load is just getting pushed down the road and beyond the next election cycle. The economic damage continues to accumulate as the government continues to go through it leveraging process printing trillions of dollars in a short period of time, as Americans continue their deleveraging process trying to save what they can and pay down debt.

My belief is that China will experience a recession if their own people cannot or will not begin to buy the over-supply of finished goods they produce at below cost as a result of the government's stimulus program.

jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, thanks for the link, and Karl does nail it once again, and the comments were great. Jerry, I believe Non-Farm Payrolls went to 35% unemployed during the Depression, and your figure is right there in the zone. We will see it, and there will be Hell to pay for all of us. The numbers are so big they are stupid.

This debacle will continue to be worldwide, and nobody will escape it's grasp or venom. We are all running Fiat Currencies which in the end amount to butt ribbon paper for a store of value, but first we must go through a bone crushing Deflation because all the shit must be defaulted on or paid off. Who wants the "pay it all off" bet? Plus the bankers get prime _________ for pennies on the dollar before the hyperinflation cranks up. They can't lose folks.

There are letters from Bankers to one another during the Depression that brag about getting all the prime land along the Mississippi River. The bastards stole all that land, and nobody said a word.

In a related matter I see we have 52%+ unemployment in 16 to 24 year olds. "When people lose everything, and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it". Never have truer words been spoken.

moonlitetwine said...

Thanks.

Hum a few bars with me as I sing, "Ooh, say can you see any doubters with me...."

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Well looky here gang. The elites pre-season was played in Pittsburg.

From The Times September 30, 2009

US under Obama could slide into military dictatorship, says Gore Vidal

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6854498.ece

Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’
The grand old man of letters Gore Vidal claims America is ‘rotting away’ — and don’t expect Barack Obama to save it


http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article6854221.ece

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

101st Airborne Soldiers to conduct air assault training into Troy, TN


http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/200...-into-troy-tn/


101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell – The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, along with the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, both of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will perform a scenario-based air assault for training purposes, in the Troy, Tenn., Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Once the areas are prepared for training, Soldiers will be flown to Troy via helicopters from Fort Campbell and dropped onto multiple locations within the city, such as they would in a real-world, combat scenario. Once the helicopters land, Soldiers from 2-327 will exit the aircraft and conduct the training exercise to clear each pre-determined building based on the scenario. There will be four different objective areas.

This will be the first time the Soldiers from the 101st have conducted this type of training exercise in this area. The local community leaders have been in contact with key leaders from the Fort Campbell and information has already been distributed throughout the local communities.

The Soldiers are conducting the training in order to provide them with pertinent realistic training in unfamiliar terrain to prepare them for possible contingency operations around the world.

or possibly right here at home:(!!

carlandjerry said...

Moonlitetwine, hello! Thanks for checking out the latest piece. Thanks for the comment. Say hi to the folks at your end of the globe.

SPECTRE, hi there. Thanks for the links and snips.

Mr. Vidal's comments are bone chilling. He is right that the US's level of intelligence has been diminishing.

The 101st AIrborne is performing a follow-up in their exercises in Marshall Law. Incredible.

thanks, jerry

carlandjerry said...

Here is the link on the 101st Airborne exercise.

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2009/09/23/101st-airborne-soldiers-to-conduct-air-assault-training-into-troy-tn/

Training in such terrain? HUH? A small town.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

The private police force in Montana is Blackwater by any other other name:

Exposed: American Police Force Is A Blackwater Front Group

APF scrambles to delete web page admitting it runs Blackwater-controlled U.S. Training Center, proving that the two organizations are one and the same



Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, October 1, 2009

American Police Force, the paramilitary unit patrolling a small town in Montana, has been exposed as being a front group for the disgraced private military contractor Blackwater, now called “Xe”.

The American Police Force website, on a page that has swiftly been deleted but remains cached here, states that APF runs the “U.S. Training Center,” which proves “a wide range of instruction and training for all types of law enforcement organizations, from basic firearms training to complex SWAT tactics,” according to the website.

The Blackwater website carries on its contact page the following address, underneath the logo for U.S. Training Center.

Xe Services, LLC
PO Box 1029
Moyock, NC 27958

Xe Services LLC is the new name of Blackwater USA. In addition, the U.S. Training Center contact page carries the exact same address.

PO Box 1029
Moyock, NC 27958

The U.S. Training Center is run by Blackwater. Indeed, The U.S. Training Center website, can be accessed via Blackwater’s forwarding URL at http://www.blackwaterusa.com/.

According to a February 2009 NY Times article, the U.S. Training Center is a Blackwater “subsidiary that conducts much of the company’s overseas operations and domestic training.” Blackwater changed the name of the facility from its old title, Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, earlier this this when they also changed their own name to “Xe”.

Since Blackwater runs the U.S. Training Center, and the American Police Force stated on its own website, before it was deleted this morning, that it also runs the U.S. Training Center, there is no other conclusion to draw but that APF and Blackwater are one and the same. Or in other words, APF is a front group for Blackwater.
(SNIP)

The rest of the article, and many vids at the link provided:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/exposed-american-police-force-is-a-blackwater-front-group.html

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, ya just can't make this stuff up:


APF Leader Exposed As Career Criminal As Hardin Patrols Labeled Unconstitutional

Founder of private paramilitary force patrolling Montana town exposed as a lifetime crook




Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, October 1, 2009

The mystery surrounding the paramilitary force patrolling the streets of a town in Montana deepened last night after American Police Force founder “Captain” Michael Hilton was exposed as a career criminal and a convicted fraudster who has operated under numerous different aliases.

As we reported this week, Hardin Montana is currently being patrolled by a private organization completely outside the purview of the law as local authorities wait to seal a contract that will also see APF boss a $27 million dollar detention center located in the town.

APF’s founder, Michael Hilton, who ascribes himself the title “Captain” and speaks with an eastern European accent, has been at the center of the controversy after initially refusing to reveal his surname to reporters or even officials he was negotiating contracts with.

It has now emerged that “Michael Hilton” is merely the latest incarnation of a man previously known as Miodrag Dokovich, Michael Hamilton, Hristian Djokich and Michael Djokovich.

Hilton, who was born in the south-eastern European country Montenegro, is a “convicted felon with a number of aliases, a string of legal judgments against him, two bankruptcies and a decades-long reputation for deals gone bad,” according to an Associated Press report.

Hilton was sentenced to 6 years in jail in 1993 for “Such schemes you cannot believe,” according to Joseph Carella, an Orange County, Calif. doctor, namely a dozen counts of grand theft. Hilton has defrauded numerous different individuals to the tune of $1.1 million dollars over the past 20 years.

“Fraud cases include luring investors into a fake real estate development project, convincing a couple to give him a silver statue worth $100,000 dollars, and pocketing construction funds,” reports KURL 8 News.

Carella expressed his shock that authorities had even entertained Hilton’s proposal to have his paramilitary outfit take over the newly built detention camp while allowing his men to patrol the town.

“I didn’t even sleep last night because of the memories that it conjured up, he’s the reason I had to go bankrupt. I lost my practice, I had some mental issues because of this. He was using up other people’s money, mainly mine, and other people, like a Ponzi scheme,” said Carella.

(ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW)


http://www.prisonplanet.com/apf-leader-exposed-as-career-criminal-as-hardin-patrols-labeled-unconstitutional.html

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, several months ago I had a video of a very militaristic youth corp which was disturbing to me at the time. I know you see and read much, and you may not remember it. At the time you thought it was harmless, and you still might, but I have now watched videos of adults praying not for Obama, but rather to him. I have also watched videos of school children singing praises to the Dear Leader...I mean President Obama. To the casual observer it might seem rather harmless, but to anyone who has studied nationalistic movements, it paints a very bleak future for our Democratic Republic and our Constitution and Bill of Rights. I'm afraid Mr. Vidal has it about right, as I never thought I would see the day that a citizen of this Republic would be teated like an animal, or sub-human if you prefer with pictures of the bagged catch (VICTIM) being taken in open public, yet the MSM sits silently by while this unfolds. They are no better than the German Press of yesteryear, probably by design.

One bit of goods news on the employment front is that the costume desinger for the Star Wars Films was obviously hired for the G-20 Meeting. SWAT came out with a very bold look of a Twenty-First Century Samuri. Very stylish and destined for Style Magazine's Top 10 I'm sure. I was disappointed by the drab Brown Shirted LEOs who seemed to be out of step with the awesome swaggering SWAT. Their pick of drab brown attire, not yet festooned with medals and ribbons for Party Service, will be destined for Joan Rivers and the worst dressed I'm afraid. Still, one of the bees is working, and let us give thanks to our all mighty lord.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, Honey Bee from the Daily Show explains high frequency Trading. Not to be missed!


http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=268513&t=01007146184382914537

carlandjerry said...

Hi there SPECTRE,

Samantha Bee is great. I love her gags on the other person who is caught off guard. See is right. Insider trading allows the person with the high speed computer and programs that analyze the statistics to determine which stocks to buy before others begin to buy all within nano seconds. They buy, then sell seconds later after the stock went up as a result of the high speed trader's initial volumes.

Any person or school who has been brainwashed into believing that their president is God, or Lord or must be prayed to must be called out on it!!!

No question about it!!! Mr. Vidal spoke about some very disturbing concerns over the fate of our democracy. Let us hope he is wrong, yet after the G-20 mayhem, and now the American Police Force issues, and the 101st Airborne using a town to practice their maneuvers, we all must now be very, very concerned.

So, what is next? The Olympics in Chicago? What kind of takeover might occur there?

jerry

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, I have often wondered how a western Nation like Germany in the 1930s could allow itself to be seduced by Hitler. They had and were leaders in industry, the sciences, banking, music and on and on. How does a Western Society degenerate into the evil that was Nazi Germany? The historical record is of course there for all to see, but what of their hearts and spirits which tell the real tale? How pray tell do we examine each of their hearts and each of their spirits at the moment of their decision regarding following good or following evil?

The video of that poor college kid being treated that way by those sworn to protect and to serve brought me one step closer to the understanding I seek.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, here's another for the Hall of Shame:

Matt Taibbi: Wall Street and its Naked Short Swindle and Government Fraud


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYVRekOQuQk&feature=player_embedded#

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington


“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” – George Washington


The Founding Fathers were willing to risk being hung rather than live under tyranny, when they made the following declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

After risking their lives and fighting an eight year War for Independence against the most powerful military on earth, they came together and drafted the greatest governing document ever conceived. The U.S. Constitution and its Amendments struck the perfect balance, as it constrained the Federal government and allowed its citizens maximum freedom. It was designed to prevent the concentration of power by the Executive branch. Power was balanced between the three branches of government and jurisdiction was delegated to the States. Governance was placed in the hands of the people. This sublime document has served as our guide for over two centuries. Since the early 20th Century, America has gradually allowed this document to become tarnished and trivialized.

James Madison was the architect of this brilliant inspirational document in 1787. It is a remarkably concise document. The Constitution consisted of a preamble, seven original articles and the Bill of Rights. The beauty of this document is its clarity and brevity. An 81 year old Benjamin Franklin, whose health was rapidly failing but whose mind was as luminous as ever, on the last day of the Constitutional Convention urged passage of the Constitution with the following words of wisdom:

“ In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution.

Much of the strength & efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing happiness to the people depends, on opinion, on the general opinion of the goodness of the Government, as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its Governors. I hope therefore that for our own sakes as a part of the people, and for the sake of posterity, we shall act heartily and unanimously in recommending this Constitution (if approved by Congress & confirmed by the Conventions) wherever our influence may extend, and turn our future thoughts & endeavors to the means of having it well administered.

On the whole, Sir, I cannot help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections to it, would with me, on this occasion doubt a little of his own infallibility, and to make manifest our unanimity, put his name to this instrument.”

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Jerry, yut...yo! This is very bad news:


The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

By Robert Fisk
Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars.


In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.


Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.
(SNIP)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html

carlandjerry said...

SPECTRE, thanks for the head's up on the Fisk article.

Now here comes the change we might have been suspecting.

jerry

carlandjerry said...

Hello SPECTRE, Thanks so much for that amazing Youtube! I posted it on the blogspot. Geithner has shown to be a Trojan horse for the oligarchs demanding unlimited TARP funding to bailout the corporate thieves as they take unlimited risk in the stock market, whereby to lose is of no concern because the "socialization of the losses" proposal would always be their lifeline.

At least there are some Congressman who stand up to the crooked idiots like Geithner.

jerry