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America Seized With Fear
By Joan Veon
Unbeknownst to the American people who are besieged with a fear and trembling over the falling stock market, the sub-prime credit crisis, the flooding in the Midwest, and the all-time oil, gas and food prices, a much greater, more enduring and lasting evil is taking over the country through new regulations proposed by the U.S. Treasury Department. To give you a better understanding of the BIG picture, we will address it in three segments: (1) "America Seized with Fear and Trembling--Again" (2) "The Final Globalization of the U.S. Banking System by the Federal Reserve," and (3) "How to Survive in a World Without Safety Nets."
While covering global meetings I have observed over and over again that most of the "problems," which arise, are often part of the agenda of whatever global meeting is being held at the time. During the past twelve months, beginning specifically the end of July, 2007, I started to understand that the sub-prime crisis had another side to it-the globalization our entire financial structure. To understand what is at stake, we'll review first the changes to our Republic.
The first major change came in 1913 with the establishment of a new central bank; a private corporation we call the Federal Reserve, setup to control the financial, economic and monetary system of the United States, and run by a group of powerful financial opportunists. (It was Andrew Jackson who shutdown the second of the two original central banks, approved with limited charters by our Founding Fathers.) This is why we, the American people, cannot forgive ourselves the interest on our current the debt. We do not owe it to ourselves, but rather to our privately-owned Federal Reserve Corporation. Since its inception, the Federal Reserve charter has been amended more than 195 times, which included the passage of HR12, "The Banking Modernization Act."
According to the March 31, 2008 "Treasury Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure," the Fed is about to seize its final empowerment over the rest of the American banking and financial system. While the Blueprint states it will take years for all of this legislation to be put in place, Paulson gave a speech on June 19 to Women in Housing and Finance in which he stated, "[W]e must dramatically expand our attention to the fundamental needs of our system, and move much more quickly to update [the outdated nature of our financial regulatory] system." Once this is finalized, the Congress of the United States of America become useless because their main purpose since 1913 has been to surrender to the Federal Reserve more and more powers over our economic and financial structure. In other words, what we are witnessing a complete take over of our economy by a private corporation!
The second series of major changes is called "globalization". This is the tearing down of barriers between the nation-states. When Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush along with England's Prime Ministers Tony Blair and the current Prime Minister Gordon Brown, refer to "interdependence" they are speaking of the fact that there are no more economic, political, legal, trade, military, or intelligence barriers separating the nation-states. In 1944, a post-World War II economic conference was held in New Hampshire. "Bretton Woods", dubbed after the conference hotel, birthed the first two international pieces, which now comprise an international/ global world- government structure: the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Today on a regular basis, all the treasury secretaries of the world meet to resolve how to change their nation's financial and economic laws to meld into an ever evolving international financial and economic world.
In 1945, the United Nations was founded in San Francisco. Today, all the foreign ministers of the UN meet to "keep the peace." That is so laughable considering the fact that the UN is ready to sign off on its biggest peacekeeping budget, $7.3B, in their history. There are more wars now globally than at any other time in the history of the UN. They have failed miserably at keeping the peace.
Primarily because there are those who only want the WHOLE PIECE and not PEACE as we think of it. The U.S. should not only withdraw from the United Nations but all of the related UN organizations. It should also be remembered that the Commonwealth of Nations, a special league of nations which pledge allegiance to the Queen of England operate within the UN and have the potential of 54 votes to our ONE vote.
As the trade barriers fell in 1994 it changed the entire structure of the world. No longer could the average American compete with his neighboring farmer, manufacturer, architect, or technician, but now would compete with ALL counterparts worldwide. The globalized workplace has affected many American industry workers. We cannot, with our higher standard of living, compete with the Chinese slave laborers. Buying cheaper cannot be better when it destroys the very backbone of the American dream.
In 1998, the foreign ministers of the world approved an International Criminal Court. For the first time since the Roman Empire, a global body now has the right to transcend national sovereignty in order to search, seize, arrest and deport an alleged international criminal. What else can I say? We are all terrorists until proven innocent.
In 2001, the final barriers between the nation-states came down when alleged terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers in New York City. My extensive research revealed very simply that if all the other barriers between states had already fallen, then the two most sensitive barriers still remaining had to be erased: the military and intelligence barriers. Currently we have two global militaries: the U.S. "Coalition of the Willing" and 90,000 United Nations peacekeepers. In regard to the UN, when they need more supplies, i.e., food, uniforms, guns, ammunition, tents, planes, boats, etc., they basically call on the countries of the world to ante up. Britain might supply uniforms while the U.S. provides military transport planes. In regard to the intelligence barriers, beginning as early at 1996, the G8 countries were working to establish a global intelligence gathering room where the CIA, Britain's MI6, Russia's KGB and other G8 intelligence agencies would work together to help maintain world peace and to track international terrorism. Today it is fully functional.
The various barriers, which once protected the citizens of each respective country, vanished as the IMF/World Bank, United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Criminal Court, etc. were set in place above the nation-state. Today and with the handover of the remaining parts of our financial structure by Congress, there are no safety nets to protect us. In other words, the big powerful money lords who rule the world-people like George Soros, the Rockefellers, European royal families, and the most powerful banking families­will be able to operate without impunity while the average American will be rendered helpless. Our Constitution will become nothing more than a piece of worthless paper because the power of Congress will be eliminated with the final sell-out of our economic system. Without national barriers to protect us, America is now part of a "level landscape." As a result, when the powerful sell their investment positions, they can take their gains all at once, globally, instead of country by country.
Lastly, the fear and trembling is used as a tool to force people into change. The fear is created through a constant stream of negativity and used as a process. First the situation is created (Sept. 11) and then solved so that people think they are safe (Anti-terrorist Bill) when in fact, the wool has just been pulled over their eyes. Fear and trembling can also be associated with "creative destruction." Our once great country, way of life, livelihood and future is being destroyed before our very eyes. We have a choice: to operate in fear or turn to faith. Next article: July 8.
© 2008 Joan Veon - All Rights Reserved 
Joan Veon is a businesswoman and international reporter, having covered 75 Global meetings around the world in the last ten years. http://www.womensgr oup.org/.
What's wrong w/this picture: Gore-Lieberman 2000? / Lieberman supports McCain 2008?
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat turned Independent, will endorse Republican Sen. John McCain for president, officials close to both Lieberman and McCain familiar with the plan tell CNN.
Lieberman is planning to announce his support for McCain at an early Monday morning event in New Hampshire, but the campaign is keeping a close eye on a winter storm that could force it to be rescheduled.  The McCain campaign declined to comment on the source's account, and would not confirm it.
An aide to Lieberman tells CNN he decided to endorse McCain because he considers him "the most capable to be commander in chief on day one of his administration, and the most capable of uniting the country so that we can prevail against Islamic extremism."  The Lieberman aide insists the senator does not see this as a "commentary on or an endorsement of the Republican party, only the person."
Lieberman had not planned to endorse anyone until after the primary season, but McCain asked Lieberman for his endorsement a few days after the two men returned from a Thanksgiving trip to Iraq together, and Lieberman decided to do it, according to the same Lieberman aide.  Lieberman will continue to caucus with the Democrats.
Like McCain, Lieberman has been a vocal supporter of the Iraq war. For Lieberman, it is an issue that caused him to split with his own political party after losing the Democratic Senate primary in 2006. Lieberman refused to back down, and won reelection as an Independent.  Lieberman was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000.
Lieberman's Democratic colleagues welcomed him back to the Senate, and he is the 51st vote that gives Democrats a razor thin majority in the 100 member chamber. Lieberman chairs the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, and he still attends weekly Democratic strategy meetings.
"I have the greatest respect for Joe, but I simply have to disagree with his decision to endorse Senator McCain," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement to CNN.
Lieberman's office called Reid's office Sunday to inform the Democratic leader of his decision to endorse a Republican.
A longtime Lieberman adviser described it as a "hangover" from the 2006 campaign when Democrats, including Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, and other longtime friends declared they could and would not support his reelection bid after he lost the primary. Instead, they backed the Democratic nominee Ned Lamont.
This endorsement could help emphasize McCain's national security standing, show he is able to work across party lines, and perhaps help persuade independent voters in New Hampshire to support his presidential bid.
­ CNN's John King and Dana Bash
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