Scottish People Will Not Be Bullied By Rothschild Or Corporations.

Originally posted on Social & Human Rights Issues:

Support For Scotland’s Independence From UK Rises. (pic credit The Telegraph)

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PRESS TV           Posted Sun., Sept.14, 2014

A new poll shows that support for Scottish independence has risen by eight percentage points above support for union with the UK, just five days before a referendum vote.

The survey, conducted by Britain-based ICM research foundation and released on Sunday, showed that the pro-independence campaign enjoyed 54-percent support compared to the 46 percent for anti-independence campaign.

This is while another study by the Center on Dynamics of Ethnicity, based at Glasgow University, has found that 94 percent of the ethnic minorities born in Scotland identify themselves as Scottish rather than British.

The center concluded that the minorities’ tendency toward Scottish identity would give a boost to the independence campaign.

Many ethnic minority voters say Scotland’s more open immigration policy in contrast with the UK is a major factor in their decision making.

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“I’m Tired of Hating People” — A Growing Movement Based In Love

Originally posted on The Way of Love Blog:

“I’m Tired of Hating People” – A Growing Movement Based in Love

Matthew Albracht

Matthew Albracht is the Executive Vice President and a co-founder of The Peace Alliance, an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. They mobilize a network of grassroots teams in hundreds of cities, towns, colleges and high school campuses. He has worked with The Peace Alliance since its founding in 2004 and prior to that worked on various campaigns over the years to help create a more just and sustainable world. Mathew is the author of Living Out Loud: Young Adults, Finding Our Purpose, Shaping a Better World. Matthew has a B.A. in psychology from Sonoma State University in California focusing on ecopsychology. He also has an M.A. in humanities and leadership with…

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These People Reversed Their Diabetes In 30 Days With This One Change

Originally posted on 2012 The Awakening:

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Diabetes is one of the most rampant diseases of our time. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. [1]

In fact, diabetes is growing at a fairly fast rate. A study completed by the CDC & Research Triangle Institute concluded that If recent trends in diabetes prevalence rates continue linearly over the next 50 years, future changes in the size and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population will lead to dramatic increases in the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes.[2]

According to the current mainstream approach, the major goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet. Type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. [3] Currently…

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Innocent motorists often caught in seizure net

Innocent motorists often caught in seizure net

By Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Michael Sallah/The Washington Post | Updated 4 days ago

Mandrel Stuart and his girlfriend were on a date driving on Interstate 66 toward the District of Columbia when a Fairfax County, Va., police cruiser pulled out of the median and raced after them. The cruiser kept pace alongside Stuart’s old blue GMC Yukon for a while, then followed behind for several miles before turning on its flashing lights.

The traffic stop on that balmy afternoon in August 2012 was the beginning of a dizzying encounter that would leave Stuart shaken and wondering whether he had been singled out because he was black and had a police record.

Over the next two hours, he would be detained without charges, handcuffed and taken to a nearby police station. He also would be stripped of $17,550 in cash – money that he had earned through Smoking Roosters, a small barbecue restaurant he owned in Staunton, Va. Stuart said he was going to use the money that night for supplies and equipment.

The reason for the police stop: Stuart’s SUV had tinted windows and a video was playing in his sightline. He was never charged with a crime, and there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. But police took his money because they assumed it was related to the drug trade.

Stuart would have to fight the federal government for any chance of getting his money back.

“Why didn’t he just give me a ticket?” Stuart asked the prosecutor. “What was the reason for him harassing me as much as he did?”

Stuart’s case is among 400 seizures from 17 states examined by The Washington Post to assess how the practice known as “highway interdiction” has affected American drivers. Their experiences, gleaned from legal papers and interviews, contain striking similarities that underscore questions about police power in an era when security has often trumped the rights of individuals.

Many of the highway officers involved were trained in the techniques of interdiction after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some with financial support from the departments of Homeland Security and Justice. The officers were able to seize cash and have their departments share in the proceeds through a long-standing Justice Department civil asset-forfeiture program known as Equitable Sharing. Police can also make seizures under their states’ laws.

Their methods often involve the use of minor traffic infractions as pretexts for stops; an analysis of “indicators” about drivers’ intentions, such as nervousness; a request for warrantless searches; and a focus on cash. In most of the cases, police never make an arrest.

Some of the drivers had prior run-ins with police and lived their lives in cash economies, paying for everything from food to rent and business expenses with hard currency. Many of them had to engage in long legal struggles to get their money back after officers made roadside judgments about one of the most fundamental of American rights – the right to own property.

Police say the stop-and-seizure tactic hurts drug organizations and increases security on the highways. But drivers and their advocates say that all too often it is the innocent who suffer the emotional and financial consequences of misplaced power.

We have been fighting this battle for a number of years . . . but it is just breathtaking to hear what is happening on a grand scale,” said Scott Bullock, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit civil liberties group in Arlington. “It should not exist in a country that respects fundamental notions of due process.”

In several of the cases reviewed by The Post, police claimed to smell drugs before searching vehicles but did not turn up any. That’s what happened to Vincent Costello, a home-improvement contractor, and his girlfriend, Romilda Demartino.

It was May 2010, and the couple were traveling from Queens in New York to Florida. They were stopped on U.S. Highway 17 by a sheriff’s deputy in Charleston County, S.C., who said Costello’s work van had a cracked windshield. Deputy Mason Ashby asked them a series of questions about their travels before bringing up the matter of currency.

Ashby is among 88 deputies in the department who have been trained in methods promoted by Desert Snow, the nation’s leading interdiction training firm. Ashby’s boss, Capt. Ransom Williams, moonlights as one of Desert Snow’s trainers.

Costello told Ashby the couple had visited a relative and were heading to Pompano Beach, Fla., to fix up a house they had bought in foreclosure. As Ashby listened, he claimed he noticed the odor of marijuana. Based on his “training and experience,” Ashby decided Costello was probably involved in drug-related or other criminal activity and sought a search of the van, according to court records.

Ashby asked how much currency was in the van. Costello gave a low-ball estimate of $5,000 to $10,000, records show. He agreed to a search because he believed he had done nothing wrong, he told The Post. Ashby did not find any drugs, but he turned up more than $32,000 in the van and seized it through the federal Equitable Sharing Program.

Ashby called a fellow deputy who was assigned to a regional U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force. The second officer asked Costello why he didn’t leave the money in a bank. Costello said he needed it to buy supplies to fix up the Florida house. In court papers, the police justified their seizure by claiming that Costello was unusually nervous. They also said that Florida is a source of drugs for New York and that drug smugglers often use large amounts of cash.

Costello told The Post he could not believe that Ashby and his colleague disregarded the fact that they found no marijuana in the van. Before the couple were permitted to leave, Ashby made Costello hand over the money in his pocket, Costello said.

“He turned around and he says, ‘Give me the money out of your back pocket,’ ” Costello said. “I said, ‘What if the car breaks down?’ The guy has such an attitude with me. He said, ‘You have a debit card. Go find an ATM.’ “

When Costello said he was not leaving without a receipt, the deputy pulled out a scrap of paper and wrote down the sum he was taking: $32,934.

Department officials did not return calls seeking comment about the stop.

Costello hired a local attorney to get the money back. After making a few calls, the lawyer told him to accept a deal from the government for half of the money. Costello agreed. But his legal fees were $9,000 – leaving him with only about $7,000.

None of it makes any sense to him.

“Why would [they] give anything back if they thought you were guilty?” he said.

Police can also seize cash under their state laws.

Matt Lee of Clare, Mich., got snared in an interdiction net in 2011 on Interstate 80 in Humboldt County, Nev. Lee was a 31-year-old college graduate who had struggled to find work and had moved back in with his parents to save money. When a friend promised him an entry-level job as a sales rep at a photo studio in California, Lee’s father, a postal employee, lent him $2,500 in cash and Lee drove west in a decade-old Pontiac Bonneville.

On his third day, Lee was passing through the Nevada desert, wearing aviator sunglasses. A sheriff’s deputy raced up alongside the Bonneville, stared at Lee and then pulled him over.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy L.A. Dove, a member of the K-9 drug interdiction unit, has received instruction from the 4:20 Group, a contractor for the DEA and one of the leading interdiction trainers in the country.

Dove asked whether Lee was carrying any currency and summoned a K-9 officer. Dove told Lee, who is white, to get out of the car and stand at the edge of the desert, while a dog sniffed for drugs. The deputy told Lee that he didn’t believe his story that he was moving to California, because he was carrying so little baggage, Lee told The Post. Lee has no criminal record.

When a search turned up Lee’s remaining $2,400 in cash, Dove and his colleague exchanged high-fives, Lee said. Dove said he was taking the money under state law because he was convinced that Lee was involved in a drug run. Lee was left with only the $151 in his pocket.

After he was set free, Lee said, his hands were shaking so much that he couldn’t call his parents. “I just couldn’t believe that police could do that to anyone,” Lee told The Post. “It’s like they are at war with innocent people.”

Things went downhill for him. Depressed and distracted, Lee botched his final interview and did not get the job he was aiming for in California. He hired a Reno lawyer to get his money back, and Humboldt County agreed to return it. But the attorney took about half as his fee and costs, $1,269.44, leaving Lee with only $1,130.56.

Humboldt sheriff’s officials did not respond to a request for an interview with Dove.

In February, Lee wrote an angry opinion piece about his experiences for the Silver Pinyon Journal, an online news service in Humboldt County.

“I intend to throw a spotlight on this little operation they’ve got going on in Humboldt County, Nevada,” he wrote. “I intend to make it as difficult as possible for them to continue with their modus operandi. If they are going to violate civil rights, I’m going to make sure people hear about it.”

This year, the department was the focus of media coverage of lawsuits filed by motorists to recover their seized cash, two of which were later settled.

Jose Cristobal Guerrero of Raleigh, N.C., was stopped by police in DeKalb County, Ga. He had just visited his brother’s suburban Atlanta home to pick up his two nephews and take them to Mexico to see their grandfather when police blocked his family’s Chevy Tahoe SUV in a parking lot.

Guerrero, a Mexican national with permanent resident status in the United States, was a construction foreman who once served as a church deacon. But on this day in July 2005, he was caught up in a drug investigation, according to legal documents and interviews.

DeKalb Officer Mike DeWald had been watching Guerrero’s brother’s home as a part of an ongoing investigation into one of the tenants. DeWald asked Guerrero a few questions and Guerrero described his family’s travel plans and said he was carrying $13,630, his attorney later said.

Police brought a K-9 unit to the scene, and the dog indicated the presence of drugs. The officers emptied the family’s suitcases onto the pavement, court records show. No drugs were found.

When DeWald found the money, he seized it and began processing it through the federal Equitable Sharing Program.

The money represented several years’ worth of savings and was intended to pay for land in Mexico and bills for Guerrero’s extended family there, according to his attorney, Josh Stone.

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta defended seizing the cash “on grounds that it was furnished or intended to be furnished in exchange for controlled substances.”

The prosecutors eventually offered to return half the money, but Guerrero refused. Ultimately, prosecutors agreed to return all the money to Guerrero – but only if he signed an agreement that he would not sue the police or prosecutors. He signed and received his $13,630 in 2008, three years after his money had been seized. The Post found that more than 1,000 people have signed such agreements to get all or part of their money back.

In one respect, Guerrero was lucky. His construction firm paid a small amount to make his legal struggle possible, and Stone had agreed to do much of the work without pay. Given the time involved, the legal bills would have been $50,000, Stone said. But he agreed not to press for his fee from the government as part of the settlement.

“We didn’t take this case to make money,” Stone said. “Most people don’t have this kind of money to fight these cases.”

In a footnote to his court filings, Stone tried to reframe the circumstances to show the authorities why the stop was so wrong.

“This case should be extremely troubling for any red-blooded American. Jose Guerrero is a legal immigrant to this Country with a stable and exceptional employment record,” he wrote. “One can only imagine the cries of outrage if Americans were subject to similar treatment by the Mexican authorities.”

Sally Quillian Yates, the current U.S. attorney in Atlanta, told The Post that “under our current office practice, we would not have proceeded forward with this case.”

DeWald, who now works for the Sandy Springs, Ga., Police Department, said his decision to seize the money was carefully considered and based on the totality of the circumstances. “There was a lot involved in that case,” he said. He added that highway interdiction is an important tool for police, who strive to make lawful seizures.

“We’re not out here trying to violate anybody’s rights,” he said. “The Fourth Amendment is something we have to hold dear to our hearts. We have to operate within the scope of the law.”

When the Fairfax police cruiser turned on its lights, not far from the Fairfax County Parkway in Northern Virginia, Mandrel Stuart did not panic.

At 6-feet-1 inch tall and 225 pounds, he was big and genial. At 35, he was experienced in dealing with the police. He had lived a rough life as a young man, with multiple arrests for possessing or peddling small amounts of pot.

Officer Kevin Palizzi began by asking about the movie that was still playing on screen inside the vehicle, “Flashdance.” It is illegal to drive with a video playing in sight of the driver.

Though Palizzi later said that he initiated the stop because Stuart’s tinted windows appeared to be too dark, he did not have the device needed to check to see whether the tinting was within legal limits, police records show.

As his partner began talking with Stuart’s girlfriend, Palizzi asked Stuart to join him behind the SUV, where he began peppering him with questions. Where did he live? What did he do in Staunton? Why was he going to the District of Columbia? What was his criminal history?

“He admitted to having been arrested for alot of things in the past,” Palizzi said in the police report. “He kept asking why we were asking so many questions and wanted to know why he was not able to leave already.”

Palizzi went to his cruiser to write a summons for the video infraction but not for the tinted windows. A K-9 officer arrived in the meantime, and, as he walked around Stuart’s Yukon, his dog seemed to smell drugs on the left front bumper and wheel. That was what they needed to conduct a search.

Palizzi is a member of Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System, an informal national intelligence network started by the founder of Desert Snow, according to documents obtained by The Post. Palizzi trains other officers in the techniques. “He truly is one of the most passionate officers I have ever seen,” said Fairfax County police spokesman Don Gotthardt. “His passion is to take drugs off the street.”

Palizzi did not return calls seeking an interview.

During the stop, Palizzi drew on his training to take stock of indicators of possible criminal activity, documents and interviews show. He thought it was suspicious that Stuart’s girlfriend did not know where they were going.

He also thought the dash and interior trim of the 12-year-old car were “suspiciously loose,” and he took as evidence a “yellow straw with green residue,” according to his report of the stop.

Palizzi and his partner searched the car and found large bundles of cash in a brown paper bag. Palizzi told Stuart and his girlfriend they were taking the vehicle into the station for a more thorough search. According to a record of the stop, he gave them a choice: They could be left on foot at a highway exit or go with police.

“They both chose to come with us,” Palizzi wrote. “For safety reasons, they were both searched, handcuffed and transported in the back of our car.”

Now Stuart started to fret. Everything felt out of control, even though he had done nothing wrong. “They were going to leave us at the side of the road,” he told The Post. “I am saying to myself, ‘Why are they handcuffing me if I’m not under arrest?’ I didn’t understand it.”

A more intensive search of the vehicle at the station turned up only a few flecks of marijuana: 0.01 grams. It was in the bottom of a bag holding DVDs that were there to entertain Stuart’s four kids when he drove them around.

As for the suspicious yellow straw, it turned out to be from a Capri Sun juice pouch that one of his kids had left behind.

During further questioning in the station house, Stuart maintained that he was heading into the District on a date with his girlfriend. He also said he was going to a friend’s restaurant to buy kitchen equipment and staples, such as oxtail, goat and cocoa bread, for his own restaurant, Smoking Roosters.

When they asked why he didn’t have a checkbook or credit card, he said he had gotten in trouble over meal taxes and did not have an account. They had searched through his phone and found a street reference to pot in a text. When they asked whether he still smoked pot, Stuart answered yes.

More than two hours after stopping Stuart for driving with tinted windows, Palizzi tore off a piece of note paper, wrote down the amount of money he had seized – $17,550 – and gave it to Stuart as a receipt, along with his car keys and phone. And they let him go.

Stuart made a phone call: to his mother, asking for help.

Stuart faced financial problems almost immediately. He had rent to pay and even bigger electricity bills at his restaurant. He still had to buy supplies for the Smoking Roosters and pay his few employees. He had no credit. And now he had no cash, either.

He wanted to get his money back, but he had no idea how to sort through the intricacies of the federal civil forfeiture system, an arcane corner of the American legal world. Though he was never charged with a crime, he would have to prove, in effect, that he made the money legally.

Shawn Stout, a lawyer then based in Fairfax, does not know how Stuart found him. But he said it was a lucky thing. Stout was a recent graduate of George Mason University Law School and was looking for cases to take on. He was outraged by what Stuart told him about the stop. “It’s gross,” he said.

He took on Stuart under a $1,000 initial fee and began guiding him through the civil legal process.

In one deposition, Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Taylor of the Justice Department office in Alexandria asked Stuart more than 300 questions. Drawing on criminal records and other material she had obtained about Stuart, Taylor asked about his work history, his children and his affinity for pot. She brought up earlier run-ins with the law. She asked about his mother and girlfriends and wanted to know why he called his restaurant the “Smoking Roosters” and why he was going into the District.”Me and my lady friend was going up there to pick up some supplies I had already ordered,” he told her, adding later in the session that those included oxtails.

“Oxtails? What’s that?” Taylor said.

“It’s the tail of a cow,” he said. “It’s real tender.”

Last year, prosecutors changed their position and offered to return half the money as part of a settlement. Stuart refused and Stout arranged to take the case before a jury. “Why should the government keep half of his money?” Stout told The Post.

In a day-long trial, Stuart took the stand and repeated much of what he had told authorities. The jury deliberated for 35 minutes before ruling unanimously in his favor.

In addition to returning his $17,550, the government had to pay Stuart’s legal fees: an additional $11,825.40. Uncounted is the cost to taxpayers of the government’s effort to keep the money.

Gotthardt, the Fairfax police spokesman, declined to comment about the jury’s decision. But he said that interdiction and seizures are effective tools – as long as they are properly used.

“There is absolutely the potential for misuse and abuse,” he said. “Fairfax County absolutely would not tolerate misuse and abuse.”

Stuart was thrilled to win, but saddened by the 14-month-long episode.

Almost a year earlier, saddled with bills and lacking any credit to pay them, he shuttered the two-year-old Smoking Roosters. He had hoped to leave it to his four kids someday.

“Did I win? I lost my restaurant,” he said. “I’m not whole.”

Now he works in construction.

Letter & Testimony from Israel’s Elite Intelligence Unit 8200 Members Refusing to Spy on Palestinians

Originally posted on LeakSource:

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43 veterans and reservists of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units have signed a public letter on Thursday, refusing to serve in operations involving the occupied Palestinian territories because of the widespread surveillance of innocent residents.

The signatories include officers, former instructors and senior NCOs from the country’s equivalent of America’s NSA or Britain’s GCHQ, known as Unit 8200 – or in Hebrew as Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim.

They allege that the “all-encompassing” intelligence the unit gathers on Palestinians – much of it concerning innocent people – is used to “extort/blackmail” people into becoming collaborators, for “political persecution,” and to create divisions in Palestinian society.

The largest intelligence unit in the Israeli military, Unit 8200 intercepts electronic communications including email, phone calls and social media in addition to targeting military and diplomatic traffic.

The signatories say, however, that a large part of their work was unrelated to Israel’s security or defense…

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RT 9-12-14… “1.8mn people, 11km line: Catalonians stage their biggest independence rally”

Originally posted on Kauilapele's Blog:

catalan_independence_demonstration_140911It’s not just happening in Scotland. It’s in Spain, as well… in Catalonia. Also in the Basque. This shows that those wanting to restore their place in the world are now stepping up and taking action.

Part of the reason for posting this, is that this is also happening in Hawai’i. And reports like this one indicate to me that the “time is [very] ripe” for the Kingdom of Hawai’i, as well.

Here are two more articles found at RT about the Catalan movement.

Europe’s biggest rally ever? Up to 2 million Catalans march for independence
​Catalan leader defies Spanish PM to his face, pledges to press ahead with independence vote

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1.8mn people, 11km line: Catalonians stage their biggest independence rally

Europe saw one of the largest demonstrations in recent years: at least 1.8 million people formed an 11km red-yellow line to show their support for the upcoming independence…

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American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money

Damon:

I wouldn’t believe this is a coordinated attack, but I have now read about people being pulled over on reddit and getting their money taken.

Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

U.S. police are operating a co-ordinated scheme to seize as much of the public’s cash as they can

By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: Sep 11, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014 5:00 AM ET

In the U.S., a cash-grab by police and government is dressed up in terms like “interdiction and forfeiture,” or “the equitable sharing program.” (CBC)

On its official website, the Canadian government informs its citizens that “there is no limit to the amount of money that you may legally take into or out of the United States.” Nonetheless, it adds, banking in the U.S. can be difficult for non-residents, so Canadians shouldn’t carry large amounts of cash.

That last bit is excellent advice, but for an entirely different reason than the one Ottawa cites.

There’s a shakedown going on in the U.S., and the perps are in uniform.

Across America, law enforcement officers…

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Seattle Cops Crowdsourcing Legal Battle Against DOJ-Imposed Excessive Force Remedies

Damon:

I want neither to have any of my money!

Originally posted on wchildblog:

from the cops-ask-public-to-front-money-in-return-for-gunshot-wounds-later dept

Reaping what you sow doesn’t seem to be an operative metaphor in the law enforcement world. Years of excessive force and biased policing by the Seattle PD resulted in a Dept. of Justice investigation. The final outcome was a series of reforms being ordered to address these issues [pdf]. These reforms — including a new use of force policy — went into effect at the beginning of 2014. And probably not a minute too late. 2013 saw the Seattle police officers performing 20% of the city’s homicides (6 out of 29 total).But some officers on the force seem to prefer excessive force and discriminatory policing. The Oregonian reports that a group of Seattle police officers has set up a crowdfunding campaign to finance its legal battle against these reforms, which they say “violate” their “rights.”…

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Popular BitCoin States

The 5 Most Popular US States for Bitcoin

Tom Sharkey (@tom_sharkey) | Published on September 13, 2014 at 18:30 BST

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Bitcoin’s popularity keeps growing by the day.

Even in the face of regulatory speed bumps and PR fiascos, the number of merchants accepting bitcoin, the number of bitcoin wallets and the amount of venture capital invested in the industry all continue to rise.

As the public’s interest in the digital currency grows, bitcoin ATMs have proven to be critical for bridging the gap between casual onlookers and active bitcoin owners.

Bitcoin ATMs offer users the ability to instantly purchase the digital currency, which, for many first-time buyers especially, adds a touch of familiarity to an otherwise foreign experience.

While bitcoin ATMs are popping up almost everywhere around the world, it’s safe to assume the powers of supply and demand help dictate where the machines are most concentrated.
Data analysis

To identify the areas where bitcoin ATMs are particularly popular, we analyzed data from CoinDesk’s new bitcoin ATM map and calculated the US states with the most machines per capita.

Of course the term ‘popular’ is subjective by nature and there are countless ways to measure it, but for the purpose of this report, popularity is defined by the number of bitcoin ATMs per capita in each US state.

Our data include a total of 51 bitcoin ATMs distributed across 20 states. Not surprisingly, the two most populous states – California and Texas – are home to nine machines each, accounting for 35% of all the country’s bitcoin ATMs on record.

When adjusting for states’ population, neither California nor Texas make the cut for the top five most popular states for bitcoin. Other states with multiple bitcoin ATMs that missed the top five include Missouri, ranked 7th with three ATMs; Michigan, ranked 14th with two ATMs; and New York, ranked 16th with three ATMs.

Here are the top five most popular states for bitcoin, ranked by the number of bitcoin ATMs per capita:
1. New Mexico

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One bitcoin ATM for every 695,000 people

The southwestern state has three machines in our file and is the home of the US’s very first bitcoin ATM in Albuquerque.
2. North Dakota

popular bitcoin states

One bitcoin ATM for every 723,000 people

North Dakota’s spot at number two on the list may seem unlikely, but having just one ATM had a big impact, as the state is one of the least populous in the nation.
3. Nevada

popular bitcoin states

One bitcoin ATM for every 930,000 people

Casinos in Las Vegas have proven to be a popular place for bitcoin ATMs, and if some predictions about bitcoin’s potential for the gambling industry come true, we can expect to see many more here.
4. Hawaii

popular bitcoin states

One bitcoin ATM for every 1.40 million people

Tourists and residents of the picturesque island state have options if they need to buy some bitcoin: Hawaiin Island Stamp and Coin just launched the state’s first ATM in its store in Honolulu.
5. Massachusetts

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One bitcoin ATM for every 1.67 million people

Known for its many prestigious universities and generally progressive residents, it’s not surprising that Massachusetts made the top five of all states – there’s even a bitcoin ATM on MIT’s campus.

As of now, the sample size of bitcoin ATMs in the US is quite small. As demand for the digital currency increases and more business owners invest in new machines, hopefully bitcoin ATMs become more ubiquitous in the States and abroad.

Do you own a bitcoin ATM that you don’t think is included in CoinDesk’s records? Contact us at atm@coindesk.com

RT 9-9-14… “World leaders call for end to War on Drugs”

Originally posted on Kauilapele's Blog:

legalize_drugs_world_leadersFinally we’re seeing sanity appear in this area. Many are aware that the drug trade is one the “cabal’s” most lucrative funding mechanisms. Now with marijuana being legalized everywhere, and people calling for an end to the police state madness with drugs in general, many of which are healing plants, the dark’s drug funding mechanisms are falling to pieces.

Personally, my experience with coca leaf tea in Peru proved to me that all of the DEA garbage we’ve been fed is not at all true. I loved the coca tea!!

“Overwhelming evidence points to not just the failure of the drug control regime to attain its stated goals but also the horrific unintended consequences of punitive and prohibitionist laws and policies,” states the study, published by the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) this week.

“Among its board members are the ex-presidents of Brazil, Chile, Switzerland, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and…

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Most People Ignored This Homeless Man, But Those Who Looked Closer Were In For A Surprise

Originally posted on 2012 The Awakening:

Big Daws is better known for his Youtube prank videos, like eating junking food at a gym and pretending to know strangers. But this time he decided to do something different. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and found an interesting way to bring awareness to the homeless population.

According to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, in 2012 there were 22,350 adults and 5,805 children registered as homeless. That was a 12 percent increase over the previous year. The Arizona Commission on Homelessness and Housing (ACHH) was established by Governor Janice Brewer and is a formal state plan designed to end veteran homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2016.

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

Damon:

The sooner the FED screws over the STATES, the sooner the STATES may do something about it..

Originally posted on wchildblog:

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement.

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Jon Rappoport – Shocker: Comparing Deaths From Medical Drugs, Vitamins, All US Wars – 12 September 2014

Originally posted on Lucas 2012 Infos:

jon7People want to believe medical science gives us, at any given moment, the best of all possible worlds.

And of course, the best of all possible worlds must have its enemies: the quacks who sell unproven snake oil.

So let’s look at some facts.

As I’ve been documenting for years, the medical cartel has been engaged in massive criminal fraud, presenting their drugs as safe and effective across the board—when, in fact, these drugs have been killing and maiming huge numbers of people, like clockwork.

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Imagine: On Bravado and Humility, 11 September 2014

Originally posted on the becoming radical:

On the eve of 9/11 2014, President Obama admitted, “Still, we continue to face a terrorist threat,” adding:

We cannot erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today. That’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge….

Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.

In these words echo the same bravado expressed dozens of times by President George W. Bush in the days and years following the U.S. horror now known simply as 9/11.

Today, 11 September 2014, imagine…

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“Postitive” law for all? “Non-positive” law only for Territories?

Originally posted on Adask's law:

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It’s my understanding that about half of the “Titles” in the United States Code (USC) are each described as “positive” law.  About half of those Titles are not identified as “positive” law, but, so far as I know, they are not given a distinctive description although it’s usually called “non-positive” law..

Perhaps it would be fair to say that the titles of the USC can be expressly described as either “law” or “positive law”.   If that were true, then, whenever some officer, official or employee of what passes for federal government said “It’s the LAW!,” they might actually mean that whatever authority they’re referring to in the USC was something other thanpositive law”.   If that were true, then what would the government’s reaction be to claims where people said “It’s the positive law”?

It’s also my understanding that Title 26 (which deals with income…

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Voluntary – Stateless Money

Beyond Bitcoin – 13 – One To Rule Them All
Published on September 7th, 2014 by Arthur S. Falls

In this episode Justus Ranvier joins for a discussion about Open Transactions and the future of smart contract platforms. Then a few words from international man of mystery jl777 on the SuperNET and the life of an anonymous coding machine.

http://bitcoinism.liberty.me

https://nxtforum.org/nxtservices-releases/darkpaper-for-teleport/

http://www.jl777.org

http://thesupernet.org

Credits:

Content – Justus Ranvier and jl777
Music – Csus
Contact – beyondbitcoinshow@gmail.com

Technology Update: Sleep when you’re dead.

Originally posted on Mastercoin:

It’s been another frenetic and massively productive week in the Mastermind world, with new features flying in to the codebase faster than we’ve seen before.

This week we’ve pulled in more RPC updates, interface updates, manual (unlocked) issuance of assets (grant, revoke), p2sh multi-sig, and additional re-org protection – and that’s just in Master Core. No less than four third-party integrators (exchanges and wallets) have begun tying Master Core into their backend systems this week, and next week is going to be a frenzy of testing, building, testing, packaging and testing.

Two of the groups who are white-labeling Omniwallet have also provided some exceptional feedback and contributions in terms of scalability, security and interface, and the community that is growing around the Master Protocol is finally beginning to see the capabilities that are about to be unleashed.

On the testing front, we’ve updated our spock engine to allow for more automated…

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Victory: First Amendment Rights Triumph Over Columbus Police And Fort Benning Officials!

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:

 We did it! Fort Benning officials and the Columbus police tried to shut down the November Vigil by attempting to limit the number of participants and by denying SOA Watch a permit to set up a stage and sound system, but justice prevailed. We will return to the gates of Fort Benning from November 21-23.

Following a coordinated grassroots pressure campaign, and negotiations with the Columbus Police Department and their team of private and public attorneys, they backed down and ended their efforts to curtail our constitutional rights.As we continue to organize our 25th Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, we humbly remember that this victory is not ours alone.


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German Consumers Deliver a Big Blow to Biotech Industry*

Originally posted on Hwaairfan's Blog:

German Consumers Deliver a Big Blow to Biotech Industry*

By Christina Sarich

While many U.S. supermarkets continue to stick their heads in the ground when it comes to potential GMO dangers, Germany’s top supermarkets (behemoths when it comes to European retail food supply) are delivering a big blow to biotech. The German poultry industry will now be forced to once again use non-GMO feed.

Just last Thursday it was announced, with broad consensus, that starting from January 1st 2015, the German Poultry Association (ZDG), will have to stop using GMO feed for both egg and poultry meat production. From this date forward, food retailers will only accept poultry that has been raised on GM-free feed, and milk and eggs which come from cows fed GM-free feed. This will help force GMO distribution companies like Monsanto to look elsewhere for their shady business partners.

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Maybe the largets DeCentralized (Un-System) currently functional.

http://www.coinssource.com/supernets-coin-offering-raises-over-2000-bitcoins-hours/

SuperNET’s Public Offering Raises Over 2,000 Bitcoins in 2 Hours!September 7, 2014/by Sarth

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BitcoinDark SuperNet SuperNET’s Public Offering Raises Over 2,000 Bitcoins in 2 Hours!BitcoinDark SuperNet BitcoinDark-SuperNet-660×321

Coins Source was the first site informing readers about the potential of BitcoinDark a few weeks ago. When we predicted a bright future for BitcoinDark, one coin cost 40x less than today. It was possible to buy 1 BTCD for 40,000 Satoshi when our report was released, but now it is around 1,250,000-1,500,000 Satoshi. The most interesting part about this enormous increase in price is, that there was almost no marketing involved. Just a lot of coding and collaborating with other cryptos, especially Nxt. It was all about hardworking developer James who created Teleport technology and now he is bringing a new system called Supernetwork.

A month ago BTCD developer James aka jl777 invented a brand new technology – Teleport. In order to use this solution for the rest of the Cryptocurrency ecosystem, he decided to build a Supernetwork. It will be a powerful network of 100,000 nodes from different coins. Users and the technology from different coins will be gathered into one community, where it will be possible to use any feature of any participating coin.

BitcoinDark, Nxt and BlueBerry are the first cryptos involved in the SuperNetwork. Each coin’s network is connected to the other coin’s network by using all nodes that are on both networks as part of a decentralized gateway. The only message that is communicated using this supernetwork is the peerinfo message.

James has been programming useful features for Nxt since February, and all of them will be used via this new network. Teleport for anonymous transactions, InstantDEX for 1-second transactions, Tradebots for robos, Privatebet for betting services… All of them will be the client software for the SuperNET. They are all using JSON strings for commands and this can have any type of function that is specific to each service. SuperNET is arbitrarily extensible. The GUI for SuperNET is an HTML GUI like the NXT GUI, but it will be reskinned. They are connected by a simple button. Each coin address is mapped to a unique NXT address, so for users it’s as easy as click a button and start using all the SuperNET features.
Teleport: a brand new technology for cryptocurrencies

BTCD Teleport SuperNET’s Public Offering Raises Over 2,000 Bitcoins in 2 Hours!BTCD Teleport BTCD-Teleport-300x170BitcoinDark uses an implementation of the Teleport idea to enable trustless, private transactions. Teleport transmits funds via telepods by transporters. All the information needed to spend funds is included in the telepod and sent via the encrypted network to the destination. Each telepod uses a newly-created address for the sole purposes of the teleport. Funds are sent from a transporter account – the originator of any given set of telepods, who will remain on public record – to standard-denomination telepods. The telepod is in ‘hyperspace’, outside of the blockchain. The funds within it have not yet been spent, and so they remain in the issuing transporter’s account.

ICO of SuperNET just started

SuperNET ICO (Initial Crowdfunding Offering) is a long term investment that happens to be 99% backed with BTC, BTCD, NXT and few assets. Tokens for the SuperNET can be bought via Bter or Nxt asset exchange under ID: 15641806960898178066. The whole SuperNET fund consists of Bitcoins in escrowed cold storage and the altcoins purchased at the pre-SuperNET price. New coins are usually accepted into the SuperNetwork only if the fund can accumulate 10% of the whole currency. The operations side will be running at a 90% profit margin. Significant amounts of the revenue flow will be fed back into the coin communities, the decisions will be based on a decentralized voting system.

SuperNET is 75% of Teleport tech

The SuperNET is an improvement to privacyServer code. The Teleport is an application on top of the privacyServers. A usage of SuperNET is optional. The coin devs can decide on three levels of integration. Also the user decides whether to enter SuperNET. And even when SuperNET is entered, each transaction can use or not use Teleport or any other SuperNET API.
The operating part of SuperNET

This operating half is composed of all the best crypto tech integrated into a single crossmarketed system. Like the google adwords, the highest bids are going to the top, so the auction process discovers the price for the value of the crossmarketing to 100,000+ SuperNET users. Additionally, the services like Teleport, InstantDEX, Tradebots (NXTcoinsco), Privatebetwill have some small fees that are lower than the centralized vendors.It is benefit to users to use them to save money on fees and get decentralized peer to peer functionings. These revenues are flowed through the corresponding assets and these assets will be in the very center of the SuperNET core and their dividends will flow out to all the SuperNET owners.

SuperNET brings new privacy solutions

There is no SuperNET blockchain, it is more like the ocean that connects all the islands that each coin’s blockchains represent. SuperNET is using offchain technology made for NXTprivacy privacyServers. It is fully decentralized. With the simple linking of libjl777, any coin can directly tap into this encryption network. It is the fundamental base that Teleport is built on top of and supports the onion routing and even bitmessage like broadcast. There is a publicNXT address that is derived from a publicCOIN address and this allows for everyone in the SuperNET to directly address anybody else with a single pubNXT address.This way if you are a node on SuperNET you put in sig your SuperNET pubaddr and also in the .conf file (I hope that the GUI will make this easy for people!) and then the libjl777 automatically does the linking of NXT addr broadcasting of the required details so that all the other nodes can address packets/messages/telepods/payments to node.

SuperNET described as a telephone network:

James:

“So, I am building a long distance telephone network. Each coin is in its own area code and you just make local calls, to contact somebody else running a different coin, you just specify his coin and now you are able to teleport, InstantDEX trade, Privatebet, or any other service. So all the different services are not having to deal with all the complexities of the encrypted multilayer routing, this is all built in. I am actually doing just one thing, this telephone network and I am making some example telephones (Teleport, Privatebet…). Now these are some fancy telephones, with all the features, but the vast majority of work is in the “telephone network.”

How SuperNet ICO works?

2-4 weeks of ICO started on 7th September 2014 at the Bter. Investors can use BTC, BTCD, CNY and NXT. It is also possible to buy tokens in the 100% decentralized Nxt asset exchange under ID: 15641806960898178066. Beware of fake assets issued by other accounts!There is a 15% early bird bonus declining to 0% over 2 weeks. ICO will last 14 to 28 days. If a day past the 14th brings in less than 3% of total, then the ICO ends 48 hours later.After the deadline, all unsold tokens will be burned. Then the real SuperNET asset is created to exactly match all the TOKEN that have been paid for. Then it is swapped, so for NXT, a dividend is made and the exchanges are swapping the TOKEN for the SuperNET automatically. These markets are for buying into ICO only: TOKEN/BTC TOKEN/NXT, TOKEN/BTCD. Then for trading it will be: UNITY/BTC, UNITY/NXT, UNITY/BTCD.

Check all updates at: http://www.jl777.org/ and http://thesupernet.org/
Sourcecodes: https://github.com/jl777/libjl777

How did ICO go?

2000 Bitcoins were raised in less than 2 hours. James is looking for 10,000 Bitcoins, probably more. Come-from-beyond, Nxt core developer and one of the 99 original Nxt stakeholders responded with this nice meme describing Nxt IPO:
Nxt IPO meme SuperNET’s Public Offering Raises Over 2,000 Bitcoins in 2 Hours!wXXI3kfwXXI3kf

Nxt IPO meme

SuperNET ICO didn’t get only attention of Nxt whales, but also known traders from the past are joining this idea: Bitcoin Putin (‏@Cryptopumping): OK, we have bought small stake (250BTC) from our common pool in jl777 project. Hesitant on idea, but see profit.

The SuperNET funds are 99% in the escrow accounts. Proper SuperNET procedures need to be followed to access them. Decisions will be made by SuperNET itself from the decentralized voting weighed by how much SuperNET voters have.

NXT, Nxt assets and BTCD coins in the Supernetwork fund

NXT and BTCD will be held long termas they are staking/forging for their communities. Raised NXT will be also used as the capital for NXTventure for making investments at seed to offering stages. NXTventure is like a seed investor that goes from that point all the way to selling the assets.It is something similar to a VC/investment bank, but operating on crypto time.

This all means is that SuperNET will be getting dividends in the form of the assets that it has incubated. So, for everyone with a good crypto business plan, there is this method of achieving a publicly traded asset and of course the entire SuperNET cross marketing.

Only small problems with ICO

Initial Crowdfunding Offering was supposed to be held at the Poloniex exchange. But due to the regulations in US, Poloniex decided to cancel its offer. Bter then decided to make this ICO. The second glitch was revealed just after the trading started – Bter forgot to disable selling of the tokens, so there were few overbought trades. But James stayed online during the whole process and prepared a compensation for all buyers, so no investors will be harmed. Then James set some walls at the asset exchange and went to bed, after he stayed 40 hours awake. During the Saturday James wrote 200 posts at the Bitcointalk and at 37 posts at Nxt forum, so he was very communicative, but in a good way – he was just answering the questions and solving all problems.

Jl777′s style? 100% coding, 0% marketing

James:

“If I wanted to maximize my personal wealth, I would have made fancy slides and presentations, held meetups, go to conferences. I am not money motivated. I have given away millions of dollars of crypto to further the cause. Money to me is like a data structure. It is there, it is useful, but I certainly wouldn‘t be changing my philosophy to get more data structures. If I need more money I just make more, so it is no problem for me that consumes time. I am not doing what I do for maximizing the amount of MY money. I am doing my best to increase the value of my assets and BTCD and NXT as this is my duty to the investors. I am operating on longer time frames than most crypto people. My vision is to have as many people make as much money as possible via crypto so that a brain drain from fiat is started. Probably not started this with one week that included the primary host backing out. So, follow the money see how much I am making and compare that to how much the investors are making. Maybe I make 5% by having purchased it with my cryptowealth, maybe more, maybe less. This means 95% of the money is being made by others. This is what I aim for.”
Estimated gains and risks, predictions and analysis

James wrote some scenarios in this post. He is predicting that 100,000 users would bring commissions. Since centralized exchanges use 0.25% commissions and InstantDEX only 0.1%, cheaper trading costs could really bring lots of users. Some worst case scenarios were published in this detailed analysis. ROI of the SuperNET was explained in this wall of text. The safety, legality and management of the fund was published here.

“Since it takes money to make money and SuperNET will have money, it is quite possible SuperNET’s user proposed money making projects are making more money than many other parts of SuperNET. This is the power of decentralization. The best idea wins.”

“SuperNET is from the crypto world. We are global. We transcend any nation. We are connected to each other. We can decide for ourselves what is right and what is wrong using common sense and compassion!SuperNET can decide what is right and what is wrong using a decentralized global process combined with common sense and compassion.”

Additional revenue-generating services

These services will initially derive from NXT assets donated to SuperNET by jl777, as well as one or two other sources such as Teleport and advertising revenues. The current market value of these personal NXT assets is currently around 60 million NXT, or 3,700 BTC. Based on the amount raised at SuperNET’s launch, between 25 and 50 percent of the revenue from these assets will be returned to SuperNET participants in the form of gift payments to thank them for their support. SuperNET holders will not receive less than 50 percent of net revenues. The ‘net’ revenue will be 100 percent for internal dividends. There may be external services, however, which pay only a percentage of revenue to SuperNET. To clarify, at least half of the raw monies flowing into SuperNET will be guaranteed for UNITY participants. Most of the complementary and interlinked services are currently operational or have an expected completion date within the next six months. Services currently include:

Teleport: The core privacy technology that underpins BitcoinDark (BTCD). Teleport is currently in beta-testing. It will permanently be available for free to BTCD, and will initially be free for other cryptocurrencies. From next year it will begin to charge small fees for non-SuperNET coin transactions. Bitcoin alone opens a potential market over one thousand times larger than BTCD’s own current market cap.
InstantDEX will enable near real-time trading between cryptocurrencies. As well as regular trading, it will be used to trade anonymous telepods of different cryptocurrency funds when Teleport is fully operational.
Tradebots asset enables the creation of custom tradebots for specific markets and other unique applications using a Turing-complete scripting language. These will be used to trade and move telepods on and off the relevant blockchains, among other uses such as arbitrage in markets identified by interested individuals.
Sharkfund0 is a trading fund that aggressively targets high-performing assets. To date it has returned 300 percent in three months. Sharkfund0 owns 11 percent of all BTCD and 10 percent of BBR. It also has 20 percent of NXTprivacy, 10 percent of InstantDEX, 12 percent of jl777hodl (JLH), and around 10 percent of the Coinomat asset. Sharkfund0 is managed by jl777.
SuperNET card: Due for launch by Coinomat later in Autumn this year, the SuperNET card will allow owners to send BTCD straight to the address on the card and withdraw as cash from any supported ATM – enabling completely anonymous cash withdrawals. The card will also support NXT and other SuperNET coins.
PrivateBet will allow individuals to make escrowed bets directly between each other. It will be designed to support P2P sports betting and casino games. PrivateBet creator jl777 has recently won an auction for the technology that will enable a new version of the highly popular SatoshiDice game, which lost many users due to switching from unconfirmed to confirmed transactions. The new technology will avoid this problem and hence access a known and active market.
NXTprivacy holds a series of privacy-related assets, including 50 percent of PrivateBet. Teleport revenues will flow through NXTprivacy. It also holds 30 percent of the SuperNET card asset, representing 0.3 percent of all the card’s transactions.

These are all jl777′s projects. James is working on SuperNET, BitcoinDark+Teleport, MGW, InstantDEX, Tradebots, Privatebet, subatomic, etc. and managing NXTventure, sharkfund and JLH. Why so many assets? He is using a Japanese managing system Keiretsu, where he is creating a set of companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings. The assets represent ownership. Proxy assets like JLH are to perform a single-throw multiple pull function, eg. buy one asset get two dozen. It is a convenience thing and like a sector fund, so you don‘t have to research all the assets to know which to buy. It won‘t get the best ROI compared to a single asset, but it also won‘t get the worst. It will get the capitalization weighted average.

James can move the markets, maybe even pump them, but without dumps!

“I tripled a small 1500 BTC sharkfund0 in a bit more than three months. I did a 100x on BTCD marketcap in 6 weeks and about $7 million of marketcap gains. I have made NXT investors over 150 million NXT profits in 4 months. My announcing that BBR might join SuperNET did this: https://poloniex.com/exchange/btc_bbr look at it on ALL timeframe and guess when I announced. It went from a few BTC per day volume to 100+ BTC and #2 in polovolume.”

James’s assets – price gains:

InstantDEX ~40NXT from starting trades of 15 NXT.
NXTprivacy ~30NXT from 10 NXT.
Sharkfund0 ~30000 NXT from 10000 NXT.
Cryptocard ~20 NXT from initial price of < 2 NXT.
NXTcoinsco (Tradebots) ~20 from initial price of 10 NXT.
Privatebet 20 NXT, still initial offeredprice.
NXTventure ~30 NXT from initial price of 10 NXT .
jl777hodl (JLH) ~2NXT from initial 1NXT – JLH was the first crypto asset to trade on an exchange. It currently holds 25 assets. JLH ends up with 10% slices of all the SuperNET core assets so its valuation is very profitable in the long term scenario.
MGW (multigateway) ~9 NXT from initial 2.5 NXT – MGW is already in production and NXT Asset Exchange is almost in the top 10 of all exchanges.
NXTautodac 0NXT from initial 10 NXT.

Only one fail of 10 assets is a fantastic number. This is why James has got so high reputation. In the projects he is involved, there is almost no dumping time. People just follow him, buy and hold.

Dennis Kucinich @ Burning Man

Knowledge, Power, Freedom, Responsibility

Originally posted on The Chrysalis:

Our times are shot through with self-contradiction. This is precisely what is being referred to as “the new normal”: double-talk, double-think, double-standard, double-bind, these four which I’ve previously called our own “Four Riders of the Apocalypse”. Self-contradiction is the friction in which values become burned out and consumed; the millstones that grind down and pulverise values; the process by which “all higher values devalue themselves”, as Nietzsche described nihilism.

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UK In “Full Panic Mode”, Rains Brimstone, Bribes On Scotland As “Yes” To Independence Poll Crosses 50%

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

From Zero Hedge:

All pundits who over the past few months have been saying the possibility of Scottish independence as a result of the September 18 ballot, is at best a pipe dream got a rude wake up call overnight, when Scottish YouGov poll for the Sunday Times put the “Yes” (for independence campaign) on top for the first time since polling began, with No below the majority cutoff line for the first time, at 49, when undecided voters are excluded, and even when including undecideds “Yes” is still ahead by two points at 47-45. As the Spectator reports, “in the space of four weeks, “No” has blown a 22-point lead.”

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At Some Point…

Originally posted on Attenti al Lupo:

At some point we just need to stop.

against hate

Just Stop Hate.

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Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’

Damon:

If they want to hurry along their death, let em – this will make the DeCentralized MeshNet grow and expand even faster.

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Amy Goodman writes for Common Dreams:

‘Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots action. Protesters won’t actually slow the Internet down, but will place on their websites animated “Loading” graphics (which organizers call “the proverbial ‘spinning wheel of death’”) to symbolize what the Internet might soon look like. As that wheel spins, the rules about how the internet works are being redrawn. Large Internet service providers, or ISPs, like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and Verizon are trying to change the rules that govern your online life.

The fight over these rules is being waged now. These corporate ISPs want to create a two-tiered Internet, where some websites or content providers pay to get preferred access to the public. Large content providers like Netflix, the online streaming…

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NYPD Forcefully Arrests Woman For Simply Waiting For Family Outside Restaurant, She Turns Out To Be A Human Rights Attorney

Damon:

When the Corporate Police(y) Officers wake-up – The Powers that We’re vs The Powers That Be

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

This is a great example of why we  think the way we do about  coppers in North America these days. Ignorant racist loud mouths who believe they are above the law.

– NYPD Forcefully Arrests Woman For Simply Waiting For Family Outside Restaurant, She Turns Out To Be A Human Rights Attorney.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/

Stephen D Foster Jr

September 4, 2014

Chaumtoli Huq via Facebook

Most Americans are getting sick and tired of police officers over-stepping their authority when they confront citizens who are doing nothing wrong. And now, the NYPD stepped into it big time after forcefully arresting a woman for standing outside a restaurant. She also happens to be a human rights attorney. Oops.Chaumtoli Huq was a victim of police harassment in July as she innocently waited outside a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant in New York City for her husband and children to use the restroom. As she waited, police approached her and…

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Planetary Declaration of Independence by Elvira

Damon:

Oh ya – Planetary Declaration of Independence!

Originally posted on 2012 The Awakening:

Add the power of the spoken word. Read out loud, with conviction!

By: Elvira

August 22, 2014

It has come to the peoples  attention that our planet  and her people have been manipulated,   raped , robbed,  looted, pillaged and plundered  for many a thousand years by , beings and forces, purposely  in hiding, and until now beyond our comprehension,  of a devious and malicious nature, who have only their own predatory, parasitic, best interest in mind.

These forces have infested all of our history and society mostly by the means of  religion, secret societies, royalty, law, government,  banking,  corporations, military, pharmaceuticals, high society, media, Show businesses, in cohesion with carefully  selected human minions presenting us with a false sense of perceived reality about the nature of ‘life on earth’.

This is no longer acceptable  as the   people of planet earth have the right to choose their own destiny without being parasited…

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“LET GO & LET GOD” AS THE OLD WORLD CRUMBLES

Originally posted on The Way of Love Blog:

“LET GO & LET GOD”

AS THE OLD WORLD CRUMBLES

Nancy, with Twin Flame, Uriel

 belief shattering

AS THE OLD WORLD CRUMBLES, each of us is likely to feel shattered at some point. We have lived in a Matrix of Lies for thousands of years, while believing life as we experienced it was authentic.

Regardless of the amount of education we have received and where we received it, it has been education within the matrix of lies. To cling to what we have been taught in the past is to close our minds and hearts to the NEW WORLD EMERGING.

The educational degrees we may hold have served us well in the Old World; however, much of the information contained therein is no longer relevant. As Earth humans have awakened and progressed beyond the former use of only 10% of our brains and 2% perception of the world around us…

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Crypto Eco-Systems

Cryptocurrency Ecosystems Are The Way Forward
Cryptocurrency Ecosystems Are The Way Forward

There aren’t too many people out there who remain unaware of the current oversupply of altcoins.

The amount of new altcoin launches has continued at a dizzying pace this year.

It’s safe to say that 9 out 10 newly launched altcoins literally offer NOTHING that would make them a selection of first choice over Bitcoin or one of the Top 10 alts.

It’s also relatively safe to say most people know why these coins are being launched. If not, I’ll briefly recap.

The Dev Team is mad at another coin project and wants to start their own to prove a point.
The Dev Team heard about how easy it was to make their own cryptocurrency and wanted to see how easy it is.
The Dev is a serial scammer who launches coins for a living.
The Dev has been commissioned by a ‘pump group‘ to create a coin based on ‘flavor of the moment‘ features.

The Ecosystem Approach Will Produce Dominant Players

The Ecosystem Approach Will Produce Dominant Players

Occasionally a new altcoin is created in order to introduce new features. Even in that case (and the ones listed above), the reason for starting a new altcoin is almost never good enough to justify its’ existence.

Every coin launch contributes to further altcoin market dilution. There’s almost no logical reason that ‘new Devs‘ would eschew the idea of joining an existing project in order to start their own.

If they were to contribute to an already strong code base their contributions would make it even stronger. If enough people were to band together and aggregate manpower and brain power, a few elite altcoins could push their way to the head of the line and capture massive market share.

There are signs this is starting to happen. Some of the stronger coin projects have been attracting major capital and more development skills than before. These projects are clearly aimed at what the obvious future of cryptocurrency looks like.

Ecosystems are springing up which can help decrease market dilution while improving the cryptocurrency infrastructure to the point where major amounts of payment transactions can be performed.
Ecosystems Gain Competitive Advantages That Altcoins Do Not Receive

There are fewer ecosystem projects than there are altcoins. This ensures a concentration of efforts and a pooling of talent that will give the ecosystems a huge advantage over traditional altcoin projects. They already have a giant edge when it comes to capitalization.

This edge ensures that development of their Cores will exceed the development of most altcoin projects. This is the way it has always worked in business and altcoins will be no different. Concentrated capital breeds concentrated efforts which means certain large players achieve a dominant status in the market. That leaves tons of ‘small fry‘ competitors fighting over the scraps.

Once a dominant market advantage is assured, numerous ancillary benefits are bestowed upon the dominant ‘big boys‘ in any sector. There are cost-savings. They can more easily attract top talent, and they can earn more on fees because their ecosystem is being used more than their competitors.

Capitalists have seen this opportunity being available in the cryptocurrency space and they’re seizing on it. Right now there are multiple Crypto 2.0 projects that are in various stages of development.

Bitshares
Nxt
Ethereum
Ripple/Counterparty
Stellar
BitHalo/BlackHalo
Viacoin/Clearinghouse
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Which one becomes THE preferred player is still undecided. This is where the real action in altcoins is lately. The altcoin launches and the daily pump and dumps will continue to have their share of fans. Altcoin projects aren’t going anywhere. But it pays to be aware that a real battle for the real money is being waged right now. If you were to start hedging your bets and picking the eventual winners in this segment of the alternative cryptocurrency market there’s a chance you could gain a huge windfall as the result.

Cryptocurrency has been compared to the Internet 25 years ago. Ecosystem plays will likely represent the ‘Dot Coms‘ of this era.

If you haven’t already looked into these projects, make sure you start your research. These are early days for Crypto 2.0 and there are numerous areas for investors to earn high returns.

Each of these projects are in varying stages of completion. In the next six months they will start to establish more dominance in the altcoin sector. Since others can easily add projects to the ecosystem (including new altcoins and trading symbols), they will grow larger than many of the current ‘superstar coins‘ that are presently enjoying their moment in the Sun.

Big things are happening and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Thanks for stopping by and reading! If you have any comments, sound off below.

The Worlds Greatest and Most Benevolent Public Servants at it again.. :(

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings.

On Friday, the IRS said it has also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.

The agency blamed computer crashes for the lost emails. In a statement, the IRS said it found no evidence that anyone deliberately destroyed evidence.

The SuperNetwork – DeCentralization at it’s best – get it tomorrow

I wanted to tell you all about a little thing, about to become a big thing..

In Nov of 2013 a new, 1st of it’s kind, 2.0 Crypto/BlockChain, called NxT was released. As of now, you can buy and sell DeCentralized assets and the DeCentralized Marketplace has opened up, which is similar to Ebay. This technology is very Left, very Social, very Community.

A couple months ago, a new coin, much like BitCoin (at first) but called BitCoinDark was released which promised much more anonymity than BitCoin. This coin is very right, very anonymous, very my business is my business unless I want it to be your business.

Well, just in the last week it was announced that the two Technologies are “coming together”, along with possibly some other Unique Coins, including BoolBerry and other yet to be announced.

The two platforms are going to work together, along with a bunch of assets, launched on NxT DeCentralized Exchange of course. So, Imagine a DeCentralized Asset Exchange (like the New York Stock Market) which already works, and a DeCentralized Marketplace (like Ebay) which already works, both of which bring in dividends called from Forging. Now, add a Technology called Teleport (from BitCoinDark) which should make Trading nearly impossible to track, which will be a small fee and paid to those running BitCoinDark Nodes. Now add in something called InstantDex, which is supposedly a way of trading among different type of Coins without using a Central Exchange, which will bring in small fees to the InstantDex Asset in the form of dividends. Then add PrivateBet, which will bring in DeCentralized Sports betting, lotter y and gambling, all of which charge a small percentage (much less than the big guys) that get paid to an Asset in the form of Dividends. Now add in TradeBot, which is a way of programming Buys and Sells on the DeCentralized Asset Exchange based on various criteria, of which of course brings in small dividends to an NxT Asset. Now add a CrypoCard and Fiat Exchange, both of which are somewhat still Centralized (kind of have to since it’s interfacing with the FIAT world), so that USD, EUR, etc. can be easily exchanged into NxT or BitCoinDark and then the CryptoCard can be used anywhere that MasterCard is accepted and the small fees are distributed to those who hold the CryptoCard assets. Can you see where this is going? Instead of a small few who make all the profit from all these types of services, now, anyone can buy these assets and start making dividends from Credit Card transactions, Gambling, Lotto, Asset Exchange, Currency Exchange, MarketPlace, etc. Besides this, you can use the Asset Exchange to buy shares of coffee shops in the UK or South Africa, to buy shares of a Bar in Holland, a DroneMining Start-Up, etc. etc. NxT and BitcoinDark are certainly ahead of the rest of them..

Which my explain why BitCoinDark has moved up to 11th place on CoinMarketCap and NxT is holding 5th as we speak.

If you managed to read this far then I have to tell you – you are way ahead of the game – the SuperNetwork Buy-In begins tomorrow and will run for 16 to 28 days. I’m not sure how much investment they will get, but it could certainly propel the SuperNetwork, with BitCoinDark and NxT tightly entangled, up to 2nd Place quite easily, with NxT and BitCoinDark moving up a few spots at the same time and doubling, tripling or quadrupling those who already own NxT, NxT assets and BitCoinDark Coins in just a few short days..

Of Restlessness and Compromise

Originally posted on The Seeker's Dungeon:

Hands up to make it
easy – but you don’t see me –
more than in your way
I’m my mother’s babe, my friend’s
memory, my people’s cries.

“Whys” won’t erase the
nightmare of closed eyes to our
plight – a legacy
of “too young” goodbyes, as we
drift from pride to hopelessness;

reckless compromise
with an aristocracy
of duplicitous
fear – transforming will-to-live
into an endless struggle

to forgive. For we
are not your “forty seven
percent,” or your tax
dollars spent – begging like dogs
for scraps from your table. We

are a people in
search of the love that we gave
up to toughen up,
in our soul’s quest for peace, we
must first find a way to breathe.

For the Weekly Writing Challenge: Tanka

Featured image via www.occupycorporatism.com/

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Think Arizona almost did something horrible? Well “Oklahoma is doing it anyway”

Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

From Glenn Stanfield:

Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election… While everyone is focusing on Arizona ’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!!

An update from Oklahoma :

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…! HB 1330

Guess what… Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be…

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RT: Fast food worker strike begins with arrests nationwide (PHOTOS)

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Published time: September 04, 2014 16:21

Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers march near Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City.(AFP Photo / Andrew Burton)

Protesters demanding higher wages and unionization for fast food workers march near Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City.(AFP Photo / Andrew Burton)

Fast food workers from around 150 cities across the United States went on strike early Thursday in an effort to secure higher wages and the right to join a union.

At least 19 demonstrators were arrested Thursday morning in New York City’s Times Square, police told the Daily News, with similar results being reported out of Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Indianapolis and elsewhere as employees at eateries from coast-to-coast rally for an industry minimum wage of $15 and the ability to unionize.

“The company should pay me more. I am worth more,” Dana Wittman, a 38-year-old Pizza Hut employee in Kansas City, Missouri who makes $9 an hour told the Guardian this week. “They make…

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Emotional Oneness – Matt Kahn/TrueDivineNature.com . . .what do you think of this experience? ~J

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Published on Jul 30, 2014
Thanks to A. 

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Thank you to bansuri maestros Steve Gorn and Manose, and tabla maestro Ty Burhoe for their beautiful music. This is excerpted from the “Rising Sun” track from their “Illumination” CD available athttp://www.SteveGorn.com

Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher, mystic, and intuitive healer who, along with meditation guide and yoga teacher and sound healer, Julie Dittmar, travel the world inviting seekers of all faiths to discover their true divine nature.

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:) :) :) THE EARTH CHARTER . . . Good news! Not too long ago, humanity hadn’t even begun to think in these terms!!!

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

THE EARTH CHARTER

Preamble

We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

Earth…

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He Was Going To Die Of Hypothermia, Until These DEER Did Something Extraordinary

Originally posted on Mission Galactic Freedom:

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When young Ryan became separated from his father while in the mountains, the temperatures dropped to a dangerously low level. As hypothermia set in, Ryan feared for the worst. Then 2 wandering deer changed everything.

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Ferguson, USA keeps fighting for justice

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video is called Residents of Ferguson march for justice three weeks after fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

By Gabriel Black in the USA:

New protest in Ferguson, Missouri over police murder

2 September 2014

Nearly a thousand people participated in a march Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri as part of the ongoing protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on August 9.

Three weeks after the police murder, hundreds of residents marched through heavy rain and high heat carrying signs and chanting slogans. Pictures and YouTube videos of the march show the predominance of young people at the event—many unaccompanied by their parents. On-the-spot reports described the march as being the largest daytime protest so far.

The turnout demonstrates how widespread the anger is over the youth’s slaying and the violent state repression of protests that followed. …

In contrast to previous…

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Les Misérables Flash Mob – Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Miami Police caught using emergency lights on way to breakfast

Damon:

Too bad when we get a ticket for going 1 mph over the limit, our supervisors wouldn’t cover for us.

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

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[443] Season Finale: The Other Ferguson Shooting, Why the Democrats Failed, Drone King Kill List

Damon:

Creepy News

Originally posted on wchildblog:

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on yet another shooting in Ferguson, MO, involving a local resident who was shot in the head by an unknown person, yet after police confiscated the bullet there has been no follow-up or investigation into who shot her. Abby then reports on the latest violence in Gaza, and speaks with Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant about her letter to the Obama administration to denounce Israel’s ongoing siege and blockade of Gaza. BTS wraps of the show with an interview with author and journalist Nafeez Ahmed, discussing his four-part investigation into the Pentagon’s mass social science project called The Minerva Research Initiative, as well as his latest book ‘Zero Point’.

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Is Left-Right Collaboration Possible?

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:

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 Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.

Ralph Nader (2014)

Book Review

A long time consumer advocate, Nader has spent most of his career battling the corporate takeover of government and US society. Although most analysts place him to the left of the Democratic Party, he frequently allies himself with libertarians and populist conservatives in specific campaigns. He now maintains the only way to restore accountable Constitutional government is by forming what he calls right-left convergences.

Traditional Labels Meaningless

Nader begins by defining “right” and “left,” as both have ceased to have any real meaning. He devotes an entire chapter to dispelling the common myths people from opposite ends of the political spectrum have about each other. He begins by discussing the philosophical architects responsible for the basic principles that underpin conservatism and libertarianism, with special emphasis on Adam Smith, Ludvig Van Mises, Frank Meyer…

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The Implications of Crypto Assets Part 3: Distributed Autonomous Corporations

http://newswax.com/2014/01/implications-crypto-assets-part-3-distributed-autonomous-corporations/

The Implications of Crypto Assets Part 2: Decentralized Exchanges

http://newswax.com/2014/01/implications-crypto-assets-part-2-decentralized-exchanges/

The Implications of Crypto Assets Part 1: A History of Bitcoin Stock Exchanges

http://newswax.com/2014/01/implications-crypto-assets-part-1-history-bitcoin-stock-exchanges/

Laughing about Corporate Inversions

Originally posted on International Liberty:

There’s lot of criticism of the IRS and the tax code on the Internet. Indeed, I like to think I contribute my fair share.

But I’m surprised at (what I consider to be be) the limited amount of humor on those topics.

As I look through my archives, I can find only a few cartoons about the overall tax code.

Regarding tax reform, all I have is this Barack Obama flat tax that I created.

Here are a few cartoons about tax policy negotiations.

I found a bit more to choose from on the IRS scandal (see here, here, here, here, and here).

And I do have a decent number of cartoons about Obama’s class-warfare tax policy (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

But that doesn’t seem like a lot, particularly since…

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Common Law Grand Jury Resources for Canada

Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

A Canadian reader (thank you Laura) shared this information for patriots in Canada who want to learn more about the Common Law Grand Jury and what they can do to move this important initiative forward.

Contact info for the Canadian Common Law GrandJury. http://thegoodlylawfulsociety.org/.

Joshua Flint joshuaflint@gmail.com and Gwen Rundle givenchi191@gmail.com.

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Power of the Common Law Grand Jury

Originally posted on Our New World:

Here’s an excellent video about Common Law Grand Juries and the fraud that has been perpetrated on us for generations.

Further reading: www.nationallibertyalliance.org

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The Fascinating History Of Civil Law Versus Divine Common Law

Originally posted on Our New World:

The Fascinating Process of Self Liberation under Common Law

Source.

In the past months, David Wilcock posted an epic work on Financial Tyranny. One of the most interesting parts of that story is a lawsuit against the central banking system that has been filed by Neil Keenan and Keith Scott, a story that had been covered by Benjamin Fulford for quite some time already.

When I investigated this story further, I found out that current International Civil law and thus allthe nations operating under this jurisdiction (including the corporate US government) ultimately are legally nothing but vassals of the Vatican. In other words: (virtually) all nations are legally operated as (de-facto) corporations under the jurisdiction of the Vatican. And as we will see, that gives some very interesting possibilities that may offer some solutions to the problems we are facing.

The story starts with the…

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Report from the Joint Consultation of the Directorate of the ITCCS

Damon:

I just love hearing this kind of news – hope it’s all true!

Originally posted on Deus Nexus:

Reposted from: ITCCS.com | on August 25, 2014

Report from the Joint Consultation of the Directorate of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and the Common Law Court of Justice Held in Brussels and New York City August 20-24, 2014

Issued to all Common Law Court groups and their affiliates, including the Provisional Council for the Republic of Kanata and the Covenanted Congregationalists

Overview and Synopsis

The Tribunal and Court Directorate, its staff officers and Field Secretaries met in Brussels and New York this past week to review its work and plan the coming year’s actions.

With the successful prosecution of its second litigation against top church and state officials for crimes against humanity (www.itccs.org 19 July, 2014), the Court has established a Permanent Commission of Inquiry into Child Trafficking and Ritual Sacrifice that will convene on September 1, 2014. All affiliates are urged to…

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