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THREE STORIES: THREE STEPS CLOSER TO COMMUNISM AND A DEMOCRAT SURVEILLANCE STATE

If you need proof that our fiat currency is a conspiracy between the government’s Department of the Treasury and the privately-owned Federal Reserve – and that the Congressional budget process is little more than Kabuki Theater to mask the theft of taxpayer money, look no further than these stories about your government.

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The coin that could avert a federal debt default

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An increasingly vocal chorus of commentators is saying that the U.S. Treasury should #MintTheCoin — issue a small platinum token, give it a face value of $1 trillion and deposit it at the Federal Reserve.

Why it matters: The gambit, if successful, would prevent the potentially catastrophic debt default that, thanks to Congressional intransigence on both sides of the aisle, is looming fast.

The big picture: When a U.S. Treasury secretary is tasked with averting a fast-looming potential cataclysm, she has to consider all possible options — even those that seem bizarre at first light.

  • Treasury has reportedly considered and rejected the platinum-coin idea — but then again, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin said in 1995 that using the Exchange Stabilization Fund to bail out Mexico would be impossible. (He ended up doing exactly that just a few weeks later.)

How it works: The Fed, once given the coin, would credit Treasury's account with $1 trillion that would not count towards the national debt.

  • The scheme looks legally feasible, although it would surely be challenged in the courts. Politically, however, it looks like a non-starter. The Democratic Party is capable of raising the debt ceiling through the reconciliation process, but refuses to do so for political reasons: They want Republicans to grapple with the fiscal reality of the bills they have already passed.
  • Democrats control the White House and Treasury, neither of which seem to have any more appetite than their Congressional counterparts to let the country off the hook without Republicans being somehow involved.

[OCS: As noted, the progressive communist democrats could easily pass their spending bills without one Republican vote – but know it is political suicide for the Democrat Party when the future fiscal catastrophe manifests itself in hyperinflation, stagflation, and ultimately in recession.]

Driving the news: Bloomberg executive editor Joe Weisenthal, who has an invaluable FAQ on the issue, says that he's "been coinpilled since at least 2013". More recent converts include Nobel laureate Paul Krugman; economist Dean Baker; former Mint director Philip Diehl; members of Congress including Rashida Tlaib and Jerry Nadler; and others including Hayes Brown and Zachary Carter.

  • They all agree that the debt ceiling serves no useful fiscal purpose: It's a dumb political cudgel that risks triggering an unconstitutional and catastrophic default.

[OCS: Here is a concrete example of the big lie and political misdirection. The debt service payments have been allocated out of existing funds for all outstanding debt, and there is no chance for default. And two, raising the debt ceiling ONLY covers new debt – money that will be spent in the future.

The threat of a government shutdown is nothing more than a scare tactic. All essential services will remain functional, all payments will be made to retirees, and some lucky (non-essential) government workers will receive retroactive pay for their vacation.]

  • The trillion-dollar coin would effectively take that cudgel out of the hands of the politicians, rendering them slightly less capable of causing a calamity through inaction alone.

The other side: The trillion dollar coin would allow the government to spend money without borrowing it or raising it via taxation. That could be a dangerous precedent to set.

  • Even if it's legally sound, no one knows whether it's physically possible to mint a platinum coin between now and Oct. 18, when the U.S. risks going into default. Maybe we'll find out at some point in the next few weeks.

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And here comes the surveillance state, made more fascistic as the government coerces private companies to act as their secret agents to do what may be legally impermissible – including domestic spying on innocent American citizens without a warrant backed by probable cause.

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Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows. There are fears such “keyword warrants” threaten to implicate innocent Web users in serious crimes and are more common than previously thought.

It’s a rare example of a so-called keyword warrant and, with the number of search terms included, the broadest on record. Before this latest case, only two keyword warrants had been made public. One revealed in 2020 asked for anyone who had searched for the address of an arson victim who was a witness in the government’s racketeering case against singer R Kelly. Another, detailed in 2017, revealed that a Minnesota judge signed off on a warrant asking Google to provide information on anyone who searched a fraud victim’s name from within the city of Edina, where the crime took place.

While Google deals with thousands of such orders every year, the keyword warrant is one of the more contentious. In many cases, the government will already have a specific Google account that they want information on and have proof it’s linked to a crime.

But search term orders are effectively fishing expeditions, hoping to ensnare possible suspects whose identities the government does not know. It’s not dissimilar to so-called geofence warrants, where investigators ask Google to provide information on anyone within the location of a crime scene at a given time.   <Source>

And, the government is planning to see everything you purchase and your money will belong to them…

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Fed Prepares to Launch Review of Possible Central Bank Digital Currency

Officials will release a paper and solicit public comment, but are unlikely to decide soon on government-backed cryptocurrency

The Federal Reserve plans as early as this week to launch a review of the potential benefits and risks of issuing a U.S. digital currency, as central banks around the world experiment with the potential new form of money.

Fed officials are divided on the matter, making it unlikely they will decide any time soon on whether to create a digital dollar. Unlike private cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, a Fed version would be issued by and backed by the U.S. central bank, a government entity, as are U.S. paper dollar bills and coins.

[OCS: And unlike existing cryptocurrencies, there would be no limit on the number of digital coins available so that the value would drift downward by congressional whim, just like today’s fiat Federal Reserve notes. Plus, no transaction would be private.]

Advocates say a Fed digital dollar could make it faster and cheaper to move money around the financial system, bring into it people who lack bank accounts and provide an efficient way for the government to distribute financial aid.

[OCS: It would make government taxation easier, and your protest is likely to go nowhere.  Ironic, the digital currency must be racist as you would need some form of a positive photo or biometric identification to open an account. As I mentioned before, it will start with welfare payments, spread to Social Security payments, and then be mandated when all paper currency is withdrawn. Look for the wealthy, the criminals, and the multinationals to move asset ownership to offshore trusts.]

He and other Fed officials have said the Fed’s research is early and exploratory. He said at a Sept. 22 press conference that they would only consider issuing a so-called central bank digital currency—or CBDC—if they believed there were “clear and tangible benefits that outweigh any costs and risks.”

Mr. Powell has pointed to other challenges, noting many Americans actively use and prefer cash. He also said there are privacy issues that would need to be addressed, since a Fed CBDC system would in theory allow the central bank to see what every user did with the currency.

[OCS: This is the Chinese Communist system of social credit scoring with permissions and purchases linked to your support for the Communist Party.]

A Philadelphia Fed report warned that a U.S. central bank CBDC could destabilize the financial system in a crisis if people pull their money out of banks, mutual funds, stocks and other investments and plow it into the Fed’s ultrasafe currency.

[OCS: The proposed digital currency, like paper Federal Reserve Notes, is not backed by hard assets like precious metals but is a fiat currency backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. Meaningless in an increasing communist environment.]

Why the Fed Is Considering a Digital Dollar

Some advocates say CBDCs could help improve the effectiveness of monetary policy by allowing a central bank to change interest rates directly on accounts holding CBDCs. This could allow central banks to bypass often fickle financial markets and bring monetary policy right to the retail level.

[OCS: Google “negative interest rates,” which means the government charges you (in addition to taxation) for holding your money – forcing you to spend money before your purchasing power declines. Did I mention instant taxation?]

Private offerings of digital currencies have been extremely volatile, and in many cases have been associated with criminal activities and have so far failed to be adopted widely for daily transactions, such as for buying groceries or movie tickets.

[OCS: All asset classes have been used for criminal activity. But, you don’t see a federal property register yet!]

China created its own government-issued digital currency earlier this year and recently prohibited transactions using cryptocurrencies issued by nonmonetary authorities, naming bitcoin, ether and tether as examples. El Salvador, meanwhile, became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as a national currency alongside the U.S. dollar.

[OCS: It appears the Biden Administration is adopting the Communist Chinese programs – especially surveillance and social credit scoring.]

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Bottom line…

The devil is in the details, and the Democrat Party is pure evil. Remember that at the polls in 2022 and stop this madness.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHOOPI GOLDBERG: A CLASSIC CASE OF DEMOCRAT PROJECTION

Once again, we are witness to a classic case of Democrat projection, where the progressive communist democrats blame the opposition for their own attitudes, actions, and failures,

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Here comes Whoopi Goldberg, one of the co-hosts on ABC’s “The View,” an irrelevant progressive democrat propaganda site masquerading as a daytime television talk show. Goldberg’s unfounded assertion is that “she believed that much of the nation has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the Donald Trump presidency, including ‘people who voted for him.’”

Ludicrous, because it is the progressive communist democrats who are freaking out because it seems that the greater public now has confirmation of the Democrat's nefarious activities, many of them criminal in nature, that link back to Barack Obama, the Manchurian candidate, and his communist-dominated presidency.

Like criminals everywhere, it’s always the “SODDI” – “Some Other Dude Did It” defense. Knowing they are wrong, but yelling at the top of their lungs – protesting their innocence and pointing somewhere else.

Whoopi Goldberg: ‘We As a Nation’ Have Trump PTSD — ‘Even the People Who Voted for Him’

While discussing former Trump administration Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, former White House director of strategic communications Alyssa Farah said, “It seemed like she was largely MIA on the job. I will say this. I think the book — it’s just disingenuous. She wasn’t just a Trump staffer for all four years. She was an originalist. She campaigned for him. I didn’t vote for him in 2016.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “Well, I’m happy you didn’t vote for him.”

Farah said, “She was there the whole time and now wants to kind of sing a new tune.”

Goldberg said, “I’m sorry, I find that this happens a lot and particularly with him because everybody’s like, ‘So, I might have seen something, and maybe I should have said something, but I’m out.’ I think it’s hard for people to understand the PTSD everyone seems to have, including us. We, as a nation, have PTSD, even the people who voted for him. I don’t think anybody really wanted to go through this idea of questioning our electoral system. I don’t think anybody ever thought, though we talked about it, what could happen if we’re not careful. So you maybe you voted for him, but did you vote for that? if that’s not something on your mind, you have got PTSD.” <Source>

It wasn’t Trump or his acolytes that politicized our nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies to spy on an opposition candidate, grossly interfere with two presidential elections, covered-up criminal wrongdoing, or promoted a demonstrably corrupt presidential candidate that is mentally unstable and cannot speak coherently after two minutes.

It wasn’t Trump who screwed up the vaccine distribution. It wasn’t Trump who surrendered Afghanistan and left Americans behind enemy lines to be hunted down and raped, tortured, or killed for a legacy photo-op. It wasn’t Trump’s party that subverted Congress and held the nation hostage to the evil actions of the progressive communist democrats. It wasn’t Trump who was trying to bring about a nuclear-armed Iran.

Bottom line…

Whoopi Goldberg is the classic example of the multi-millionaire down for the revolution as she remains immune from the street violence and harmful outcomes of the policies she espouses. A poor man’s Oprah!

We are so screwed when faded celebrities promote progressive communist democrat themes to indoctrinate the nation’s white liberal women in the ‘burbs.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



AMERICA DODGED A BULLET WHEN MERRICK GARLAND WAS NOT CONFIRMED TO THE SUPREME COURT

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Merrick Garland is a useless buffoon who is clearly violating criminal law and abusing the power and authority of his office…

One wonders how Merrick Garland, then serving as a circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1997 to 2021, could be nominated to the Supreme Court by Barrack Obama? His performance as the 86th United States attorney general under the mentally incapacitated President Biden has been abysmal. He has not upheld federal immigration laws against illegal aliens and defied Supreme Court rulings. He has unconstitutionally inserted his department into local matters in violation of the 10th Amendment.

Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

It is outrageous to label American citizens protesting radical local school boards attempting to turn students into oppressors and the oppressed and fomenting racial division as domestic terrorists. There is absolutely no constitutional basis or precedent for the Department of Justice or the FBI to usurp the powers of local police or insert themselves in legitimate school board protests. Garland fails to mention any citation to a statute or other basis for federal jurisdiction that could support an indictment in any prosecution of a protester. 

Even worse, is Garland suggesting that constitutional free-speech and assembly principles must yield when they represent “efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views?” Funny that Garland was extremely protective of the free speech rights of Muslims who openly spewed hatred and abuse on America, threatening to kill the infidels. 

As we learned from the many attorneys who opined on Trump's January 6th speech, the Constitution's First Amendment protects speech unless it unambiguously calls for the use of force that the speaker clearly intends, under circumstances in which the likelihood of violence is real and imminent. Even actual “threats of violence” may not be actionable unless they are imminent.

In the final analysis, the Department of Justice has free-floating authority to investigate and prosecute crime or violence at the local level.

Excerpts from Garland’s memo to the FBI and other divisions of the Department of Justice…

In recent months, there has been a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation's public schools. While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.

[OCS: What a freaking joke. There have been allegations, mostly made by hyper-partisan progressives, reported in the media – but real violence or credible threats of violence do not seem to have been officially reported. Like the January 6th events, how long will it be before we see FBI provocateurs or their confidential informants fomenting violence? We see televised reports of true communist domestic terror groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter murdering individuals and destroying property, yet A.G. Garland does little or nothing to intervene. And speaking of intimidation based on a viewpoint, isn’t that what Garland and the DOJ are doing by threatening law-abiding citizens engaged in constitutionally protected protests?]

The Department takes these incidents seriously and is committed to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats, identify them when they occur, and prosecute them when appropriate. In the coming days, the Department will announce a series of measures designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.

[OCS: Provide the reports of credible incidents. No legal authority exists for identifying, investigating and federally prosecuting local school board protesters. Any criminal conduct directed toward school personnel is a local, not a federal, matter.]

Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation's nearly 14,000 public school districts. To this end, I am directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with each United States Attorney, to convene meetings with federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders in each federal judicial district within 30 days of the issuance of this memorandum. These meetings will facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff, and will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response.

[OCS: An abuse of power, a waste of money, and a fraud on the people of the United States. Perhaps he needs to protect Senator. Krysten Sinema D-AZ) when she was confronted by progressive protestors in the bathroom?

After leaving Washington DC amidst tense budget negotiations, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has been repeatedly confronted by constituents who are demanding that she stop blocking the Biden Build Back Better agenda and to pass immigration reform.

On Sunday, constituents, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and members of grassroots nonprofit Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) confronted Sinema at the University of Arizona, which employs her as a lecturer in its School of Social Work.

At one point, several members of the group followed her into the bathroom and continued to list their demands while she was inside a bathroom stall, a video tweeted by the group showed.  <Source>]

The Department is steadfast in its commitment to protect all people in the United States from violence, threats of violence, and other forms of intimidation arid harassment.

[OCS: This is a lie. I wonder where this fool was when thousands of illegal aliens are committing crimes nationwide? Not to mention Antifa and Black Lives Matter?]

The press release…

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Justice Department Addresses Violent Threats Against School Officials and Teachers

Citing an increase in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools, today Attorney General Merrick B. Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet in the next 30 days with federal, state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement leaders to discuss strategies for addressing this disturbing trend. These sessions will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment and response by law enforcement.  

“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” wrote Attorney General Garland. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”

[OCS: There is a difference between a spirited protest with heated words and an actual threat made with the intent to commit violence.]

According to the Attorney General’s memorandum, the Justice Department will launch a series of additional efforts in the coming days designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel. Those efforts are expected to include the creation of a task force, consisting of representatives from the department’s Criminal Division, National Security Division, Civil Rights Division, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, the FBI, the Community Relations Service and the Office of Justice Programs, to determine how federal enforcement tools can be used to prosecute these crimes, and ways to assist state, Tribal, territorial and local law enforcement where threats of violence may not constitute federal crimes.

[OCS: Show me the criminal conduct! I want to know what link exists between national security and a local school board other than their communist agitation and promotion of racial division, which is a civil rights matter?]

The Justice Department will also create specialized training and guidance for local school boards and school administrators. This training will help school board members and other potential victims understand the type of behavior that constitutes threats, how to report threatening conduct to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and how to capture and preserve evidence of threatening conduct to aid in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.

[OCS: You mean adapting Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals for use by school boards?]

Threats of violence against school board members, officials, and workers in our nation’s public schools can be reported by the public to the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center (NTOC) via its national tip line (1-800-CALL-FBI) and online through the FBI website (http://fbi.gov/tips). To ensure that threats are communicated to the appropriate authorities, NTOC will direct credible threats to FBI field offices, for coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and law enforcement partners as appropriate. Reporting threats of violence through NTOC will help the federal government identify increased threats in specific jurisdictions as well as coordinated widespread efforts to intimidate educators and education workers.

[OCS: No fear here! Remember all of those legitimate terrorist tips like the Boston bombers or many of the school shooters? The FBI did little other than writing a report documenting their incompetence.]  <Source>

Bottom line…

Now we know why Obama wanted Garland on the Supreme Court – he needed a sock puppet to follows his unconstitutional dictates and protect him like former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Garland must resign or be impeached in 2022 for violating his oath to protect the Constitution and uphold federal law.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell