Watchmen of America


Are you really current on the events at home and worldwide? Are you able to process beyond what the media reports and look deeper on the causes and effects of government and associated decisions?
Just for a moment, consider the most recent disasters we have endured in the past few months. There have been:
• Massive Floods
• Major fires
• Tornadoes
The consequences of these disasters have drowned livestock, burned agriculture and put two energy plants at risks. Standing water has caused disease in animals and humans.
Barack Obama, DHS and FEMA have said very little, offered minimal assistance and in many cases refused support.
The lesson to be learned if you were paying attention is you are on your own. There will soon be a food shortage crisis, a fuel crisis and an illness crisis. You must plan and prepare for all scenarios. There are countless websites, magazines and books available that provide the pathway for you to meet your needs. You can also confer with like-minded people that are already prepared and trained for such disasters.
A prudent suggestion is to visit the website and network in your state to join forces for a community civil preparedness system. We have embarked on a time where self-reliance is the fundamental key to survival.
• Do you have food storage?
• Do you have self defense skills?
• Do you have first aid training?
• Do you have alternate communications in place when telephone land lines are destroyed?
• Can you reach someone outside of Facebook and Twitter?
• Do you have an alternate safe house?
• Do you have reserve money?
• Do you have local people to come to your aid?
• Do you have a provisions bag packed for emergencies at all times?


United States Federal Reserve System Introduction

The Introduction in to the United States Banking System

The Federal Reserve Banking System was created in 1913 after three failed tries to have a national bank from which the Federal government would have control and management of currency. After the United States Constitution was ratified, it was clear to the Founders and Signers that the ‘free market’ was to remain free. Sure, there were uncertainties in the financial system due to America taking a stand on its own terms. Private Banks were in existence for national and international banking services. Due to import and export relationships and treaties, currency and trade suffered from major instability.

A monetary panic occurred in 1907 and those in the Federal government decided it was time to address the United States monetary policy once and for all. President Wilson signed legislation in 1913 making the Federal Reserve a hybrid of a private bank system but controlled and governed by Congress. Paul Warburg, a German born banker gathered five other bankers to decide the blueprint for the national and eventual international banking system. Warburg was a staunch supporter of government control and an international governmental system. Many in Congress wanted the Federal Reserve to be a government controlled entity and others in Congress demanded the system be a de-facto private entity. Warburg was closely tied to J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, both of extreme wealth. The blueprint was drafted such that the Federal Reserve would be a government controlled banking system within the United States. The plan was later presented to Woodrow Wilson to assign Congress to enact legislation.
Later in 1944, allied nations met under the invitation of those in the Federal Reserve to meet in New Hampshire to discuss and model yet another national and international monetary system for the sake of a world trade policy. The objective was to regulate monetary relations, flow of trade and cost fluctuations due to unstable credit fears. The summary of this meeting was to attach the currency to a gold standard for a reserve value on money. At this time, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was also established.
As world markets became more viable and profitable, once again, more fears and strains were realized in the cost of credit and currency exchanges. It was in 1971, the financial system essentially imploded yet once again, and President Nixon took the United States currency off the gold standard. The result of this action was to tie the U.S. currency to a fluctuating value within the world currency market as the new reserve policy. Since that time, there have been fifteen additional Federal laws enacted relating to the Federal Reserve. “The Federal Reserve regularly reports to Congress about its activities and plans for monetary policy. Although Congress has the power to change the laws governing the Fed and its operations, the central bank’s day-to-day policy and operational decisions do not require Congressional or Presidential approval.”
Today, the Federal Reserve has twelve Districts, or regions, throughout the United States. Regional headquarters are located in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco. Additionally, there are Branches of Reserve Banks in 25 other cities. “National banks chartered by the federal government are, by law, members of the Federal Reserve System. State-chartered banks may choose to become members of the Federal Reserve System if they meet the standards set by the Board of Governors. Each member bank is required to subscribe to stock in its regional Federal Reserve Bank, but holding Federal Reserve stock is not like holding publicly traded stock. Reserve Bank stock cannot be sold, traded, or pledged as collateral for loans. As specified by law, member banks receive a six percent annual dividend on their Federal Reserve Bank stock; member banks also vote for Class A and Class B directors of the Reserve Bank.”
The Federal Reserve through its Board of Governors has established all the monetary policy, all the banking information standards, regulations, payment systems and standardized forms. The Federal Reserve also controls interest rates, exchange rates, public and private and consumer credit laws as well as matters as they relate to securities within the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Federal Reserve issues stock to member banks yet the Federal Reserve is a not for profit organization. The stock may not be sold or traded for collateral of loans. Dividends are paid to member banks but are limited to six percent per year. Member banks must maintain a uniquely determined monetary reserve in Federal Reserve deposits.
Reported the end of the year for 2009, the Federal Reserve had total deposits of $2.23 trillion dollars, with the largest district Federal Reserve bank being New York with a reserve deposit of $1.14 trillion. Congress requires all cabinet departments to report performance and compliance results but does not require the Federal Reserve to comply with any government performance standards.
The Federal Reserve is responsible for all oversight on the national and international monetary system and through its Board member banks and directors has written and published banking mandates, rules guidelines to ensure compliance.
Bank examiners visit banks of all disciplines on a regular basis to ensure compliance to countless procedures, laws, accounting, human resources, valuations, credit regulations and more. It is difficult to define policy and procedures or even organizational standards within the banking system, as they do exists, but banks cannot function outside the scope of the Federal Reserve, however banking laws and rule continue to change based on Congressional legislation and State legislation. Additionally the banking industry has recently come under fire as a result of another financial system failure, thus many banks received bailout money from the Federal Reserve to keep the system solvent and functional. Two other quasi-banking loan government corporations have affected the private and interstate banking systems due to toxic loans, fiat monetary accounting and foreclosures, those two corporations are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Due to the financial system failure of recent years, all banking and regulatory guidelines and rules have changed for all segments of the national currency system as well as the international monetary system.
The Federal Reserve has and the United States financial system continues to experience instability especially since there is no tangible or steady reserve or standard to support the value of the currency. Since 1913, there has been no real free-market approach to allow a free system to dictate the value and stability of the currency. Congress and each Federal Reserve district office along with member banks have a long history of manipulating the credit markets, the trade system, the interest rates, performance standard and procedures. The United States and the world banks have forged and un-forged relationships in an effort to gain an edge over solving credit and deposit fears.

In summary the Founders had some very stern positions on having a quasi-government controlled banking system. ‘In 1835, President Andrew Jackson declared his disdain for the international bankers: – “You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.”’
1787: During the federal convention, Roger Sherman made the statement that: “no Government has a right to impose on its subjects any foreign currency to be received in payments as money which is not of intrinsic value: unless such Government will assume and undertake to secure and make good to the possessor of such currency the full value which they oblige him to receive it
“All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” – John Adams

No Progress in Oil

37 Years and Still No Advance

Just a couple of nights ago, I was reminded of a speech that President Nixon made that included some real concerns on America’s dependence of foreign oil. Nixon and each subsequent president worked on several initiatives to solve the dilemma of the high cost of oil including coming off the gold standard. There was inflation and the dollar was in trouble. Any of this sound familiar?
History repeats itself often and since 1973, history is repeated often as it relates to OPEC, the value of the dollar, but most of the America can’t seem to invoke the solution when it comes to relying on oil from the Middle East.
America was once the frontier full of innovation, advanced science, entrepreneurial spirit and most of all cutting edge solutions. This remains true if the Federal Government stays out of the way. Federal government intervention has stifled the solution of our dependence on oil regardless of where it comes from. Many other countries are now leading the pack in alternate energy sources and usage.
Solar is old news just as is geo-thermal as solutions to wean us from any kind of oil consumption. Wind use goes back even further. The alternative methods of energy production and usage are really a comedy and an embarrassment 37 years or more later.
The biggest tragedy in this issue remains that our dollar that pays for every barrel of oil leaves this country, leaves jobs for offshore but makes other countries wealthier not only in their respective economies but in their ability to advance in power and presence. America is moving towards the caboose end in economic competition, presence and industry. Who is to blame? Congress is the culprit but American voters allow Congress to remain derelict in their duty.
Congress cannot be trusted either by revealed legislations or those that are hidden and bundled in other laws. Royalties paid by oil companies in the United States are the largest revenue streams to the Federal government outside of taxes. Congress is killing the industry, can you explain that?

Obama/Napolitano Send SWAT to Oil Spill

A fire erupts and later an explosion occurs on the DeepWater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The fire continues down the pipe to the sea floor and soon we witness the complete loss and sinking of a floating oil rig platform.  President Obama and Janet Napolitano some days later call for a SWAT team to be dispatched to the rig as this event is a cause for national security.

What conditions would cause the White House and the Department of Homeland Security to call for SWAT?  It seems that Quods (Iran’s Revolutionary Guard) are and were training in Venezuela of which Chavez completely denies yet the Pentagon and Robert Gates confirm.

We clearly know the position of hate and envy that Chavez has for the United States, so could it be that those in our national security have a reason to be concerned that Chavez could have some hand in the BP rig explosion? 

Ok, could there be other explanations for SWAT?  Well yes, there are many more reasons, never forget there could just be a cover-up, you know that ‘watch the other hand thing’.  Who inspects these wells? When was the last inspection? What was the result of that inspection? How is it that BP has the highest number of safety violations as compared to all other oil company rigs operating in the Gulf?  Is this a question for MMS, which has now changed it’s name or is it a question for SAIC, the EPA or the DOE? Hey it could even be a question for the DOJ.  If BP has more than 700 violations, why no criminal prosecution or shut down of the rig until all violations and inspections approve future drilling?

Are inspectors being threatened? Are there pirates in the Gulf? Was there a foreign submarine spotted on radar? Did North Korea torpedo the rig? Was BlackWater (Xe) hired or was it Obama’s new paramilitary group Triple Canopy that compromised the rig? 

You can detect a scam website by identifying the location and the number owner. If the information given on the website matches the real information of the company, it’s not fake.

How are we going to know what happened to cause the oil platform to burn and sink and thus cause the greatest environmental disaster in American history?  We must keep asking the questions but of whom do we ask?

Mobilizing a SWAT can only mean that the Federal Government thinks this spill may be more than an accident or human error. The findings of the SWAT?   “““crickets“““`

There are numerous offshore oil rig security companies that provide complete and comprehensive security on these rigs. 

Again, why would SWAT be needed?