The Closing of the Canadian Mind – The New York Times

Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, is creating a legacy of secrecy and ignorance. Credit Mark Blinch/Reuters

THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it.

He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his opponents in quieter, less public venues, like the scholarly Munk Debates and CPAC, Canada’s equivalent of CSPAN. His own campaign events were subject to gag orders until a public outcry forced him to rescind the forced silence of his supporters.

Mr. Harper’s campaign for re-election has so far been utterly consistent with the personality trait that has defined his tenure as prime minister: his peculiar hatred for sharing information.

Americans have traditionally looked to Canada as a liberal haven, with gun control, universal health care and good public education.

But the nine and half years of Mr. Harper’s tenure have seen the slow-motion erosion of that reputation for open, responsible government. His stance has been a know-nothing conservatism, applied broadly and effectively. He has consistently limited the capacity of the public to understand what its government is doing, cloaking himself and his Conservative Party in an entitled secrecy, and the country in ignorance.

His relationship to the press is one of outright hostility. At his notoriously brief news conferences, his handlers vet every journalist, picking and choosing who can ask questions. In the usual give-and-take between press and politicians, the hurly-burly of any healthy democracy, he has simply removed the give.

Mr. Harper’s war against science has been even more damaging to the capacity of Canadians to know what their government is doing. The prime minister’s base of support is Alberta, a western province financially dependent on the oil industry, and he has been dedicated to protecting petrochemical companies from having their feelings hurt by any inconvenient research.

In 2012, he tried to defund government research centers in the High Arctic, and placed Canadian environmental scientists under gag orders. That year, National Research Council members were barred from discussing their work on snowfall with the media. Scientists for the governmental agency Environment Canada, under threat of losing their jobs, have been banned from discussing their research without political approval. Mentions of federal climate change research in the Canadian press have dropped 80 percent. The union that represents federal scientists and other professionals has, for the first time in its history, abandoned neutrality to campaign against Mr. Harper.

His active promotion of ignorance extends into the functions of government itself. Most shockingly, he ended the mandatory long-form census, a decision protested by nearly 500 organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Catholic Council of Bishops. In the age of information, he has stripped Canada of its capacity to gather information about itself. The Harper years have seen a subtle darkening of Canadian life.

The darkness has resulted, organically, in one of the most scandal-plagued administrations in Canadian history. Mr. Harper’s tenure coincided with the scandal of Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto who admitted to smoking crack while in office and whose secret life came to light only when Gawker, an American website, broke the story. In a famous video at a Ford family barbecue, Mr. Harper praised the Fords as a “Conservative political dynasty.”

Mr. Harper’s appointments to the Senate — which in Canada is a mercifully impotent body employed strictly for political payoffs — have proved greedier than the norm. Mr. Harper’s chief of staff was forced out for paying off a senator who fudged his expenses. The Mounties have pressed criminal charges.

After the 2011 election, a Conservative staffer, Michael Sona, was convicted of using robocalls to send voters to the wrong polling places in Guelph, Ontario. In the words of the judge, he was guilty of “callous and blatant disregard for the right of people to vote.” In advance of this election, instead of such petty ploys, the Canadian Conservatives have passed the Fair Elections Act, a law with a classically Orwellian title, which not only needlessly tightens the requirements for voting but also has restricted the chief executive of Elections Canada from promoting the act of voting. Mr. Harper seems to think that his job is to prevent democracy.

But the worst of the Harper years is that all this secrecy and informational control have been at the service of no larger vision for the country. The policies that he has undertaken have been negligible — more irritating distractions than substantial changes. He is “tough on crime,” and so he has built more prisons at great expense at the exact moment when even American conservatives have realized that over-incarceration causes more problems than it solves. Then there is a new law that allows the government to revoke citizenship for dual citizens convicted of terrorism or high treason — effectively creating levels of Canadians and problems where none existed.

For a man who insists on such intense control, the prime minister has not managed to control much that matters. The argument for all this secrecy was a technocratic impulse — he imagined Canada as a kind of Singapore, only more polite and rule abiding.

The major foreign policy goal of his tenure was the Keystone Pipeline, which Mr. Harper ultimately failed to deliver. The Canadian dollar has returned to the low levels that once earned it the title of the northern peso. Despite being left in a luxurious position of strength after the global recession, he coasted on what he knew: oil. In the run-up to the election, the Bank of Canada has announced that Canada just had two straight quarters of contraction — the technical definition of a recession. He has been a poor manager by any metric.

The early polls show Mr. Harper trailing, but he’s beaten bad polls before. He has been prime minister for nearly a decade for a reason: He promised a steady and quiet life, undisturbed by painful facts. The Harper years have not been terrible; they’ve just been bland and purposeless. Mr. Harper represents the politics of willful ignorance. It has its attractions.

Whether or not he loses, he will leave Canada more ignorant than he found it. The real question for the coming election is a simple but grand one: Do Canadians like their country like that?

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George W. Bush: May I Quote You, Mr. President?

Some of these are priceless! -LW


George W. Bush: May I Quote You, Mr. President? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Originally published by Global Research in November 2006 at the height of GWB’s second term in the White House

Here is a selection of  quotes from President George W. Bush with accompanying dates and sources:

#1: “International law? I better call my lawyer; he didn’t bring that up to me.” George W. Bush, December 12, 2003.

#2: “We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.“/George W.Bush’s Address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 21, 2004.

#3: “...for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific.“/Remark made by President George W. Bush to the Diet, Tokyo, Japan. February 18, 2002, even though the U.S. and Japan have been openly at war with each other.

#4: “One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief….My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it….If I have a chance to invade…, if I had that much capital, I’m not going to waste it.“/remarks made by  Bush to author and Houston Chronicle journalist Mickey Herskowitz, who met GWB many times in 1999, to write a biography.

#5: “These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave…I think the world would be better off if we did leave…“/This was said by Bush during the presidential debate of September 20, 2004]

#6: “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.“/Bush’s remarks video clipped in Washington, D.C., as he signed the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005, on August 5, 2004.

#7: “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness. [Bush’s remark during a CNN Online Chat, August 30, 2000]

#8: “I believe God wants me to be president” is a Bush’s statement that came during a meeting with Rev. Richard land, head of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, in 1999.#9: [I was] “chosen by the grace of God to lead at that moment”, is a Bush’s quotation reported by Michael Duffy in Time magazine immediately after 9/11.

#10: God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them comes from a remark made by Bush to Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath, made to and reported by BBC News on Thursday, October 6 2005.

#11:“I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job” is a Bush’s remark to a group of Amish people he met with privately on July 9, 2004, and as published by the Lancaster New Era, July 16, 2004.

#12: “The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for ‘entrepreneur’” comes from a remark made by Bush during a discussion of the French economy during the 2002 G8 summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, as reported in The Times (London), July 9, 2002,

#13: ‘There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again. is taken from a video of Bush’s remarks in Nashville, Tennessee, September 17, 2002.

#14: “Ariel Sharon … is a man of courage and a man of peace” is a quote reported by Glenn Kessler, in the Washington Post of Tuesday, June 3, 2003.

#15: “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” comes from  remarks Bush made during a Social Security Conversation at the Athena Performing Arts Center in New York on May 24, 2005.

#16: “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace”  is taken from a Bush’s speech at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2002.

#17: This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table” is a widely known remark that Bush made during a press conference, after a meeting with EU leaders, on February 22, 2005.

#18: “Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction” is taken from Bush’s speech at the Midwest Airlines Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 3, 2003.

#19: “The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him” was recorded at a Bush’s White House press conference in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2001.

#20: “I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority” was recorded at George W. Bush’s White House press conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., on  March 13, 2002.

#21: “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories…for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them” is a statement Bush made in Washington, D.C., on May 29, 2003.

#22: “Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties [in Iraq]” is a statement made by Bush during a discussion in early 2003 about the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson in Nashville, Tennessee, and as quoted by Robertson himself.

#23: “Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you” comes from the transcript of a Bush’s speech made on March 17, 2003, days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

#24: “Brownie (Michael Brown of FEMA), you’re doing a heck of a job” is still fresh in everybody’s memory; it is a public  statement made by Bush about Michael D. Brown, head of Fema, following Hurricane Katrina, at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama. on September 2, 2005.

#25: I’m also not very analytical. You know I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things” was recorded by journalists aboard Air Force One, on June 4, 2003.

#26: “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator is taken from an audio clip of President-elect George W. Bush, at a photo-op with congressional leaders during his first trip to Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2000; it was also reported onOnline NewsHour, Washington, DC, December 18, 2000.

#27:“I’m the commander — see, I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.” can be found in Bob Woodward’s book “Bush at War”.

#28: “I don’t have the foggiest idea about what I think about international, foreign policy” can be found in Bob Woodward’s book “State of Denial.”

#29: “It’s amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency”  is a comment made by George W. Bush, on June 14, 2001, to Göran Persson, unaware he was still on live TV.

#30: “It’s very important for folks to understand that when there’s more trade, there’s more commerce”  is a Bush’s remark made during a meeting of leades of the Americas, in Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001.

#31: “I would still invade Iraq even if Iraq never existed”

George W. Bush’s remark made to the Press-Telegram, Monday, August 21, 2006.

#32: “Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom.”

George W. Bush’s acceptance speech at the Republic National Convention, on September 2, 2004.

#33: Americans will speak of the battles like Fallujah. with the same awe and reverence that we now give to Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.”

George W. Bush, November 10, 2006

#34: “We cannot rule this [an Israeli attack against Iran] out. And if it were to happen, I would understand it.”

George W. Bush, November 2, 2006  (in a conversation with French President Jacques Chirac]

#35: “You can’t distinguish between Al Qaeda and Saddam [Hussein] when you talk about the war on terror.”

George W. Bush, September 25, 2002

#36: “We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th attacks.”

George W. Bush, (remarks made after a meeting with members of the Congressional Conference Committee on Energy Legislation, September 17, 2003)

#37: When he [Saddam Hussein] chose to deny inspectors, when he chose not to disclose, then I had the difficult decision to make to remove him.”

George W. Bush, March 21, 2005, (N.B.:145 U.N. inspectors were in Iraq in December 2002 and in January 2003, just before the March 20, 2003 American –led invasion of Iraq)

#38: You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.”

George W. Bush, September 6, 2006 (in an interview with CBS News Anchor Katie Couric)

#39: “I would say the best moment of all [in office] was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake.

George W. Bush, May 7, 2006 (while being interview by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag)

#40: “You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.”

George W. Bush,  February  4, 2005 (comment made to a divorced mother of three, in Omaha, Nebraska)

#41: “We will make sure our troops have all that is necessary to complete their missions. That’s why I went to the Congress last September and proposed fundamental — supplemental funding, which is money for armor and body parts and ammunition and fuel.”

George W. Bush, September 4, 2004, (during a speech in Erie, Pa.)

#42: “It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. — More and more of our imports come from overseas.”

George W. Bush, comment made on September 25, 2000

#43: I hope you will join me to pay down $2 trillion in debt during the next 10 years. … We should approach our nation’s budget as any prudent family would.”

George W. Bush, statement made on February 27, 2001 (N.B.: From 2002 to 2006, the cumulative federal budget deficit has exceeded one and a half trillion (1.5 trillion) dollars)

#44“Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, “Jesus Day” in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April 2000.”

George W. Bush, April 17, 2001 (Governor Bush’s “Jesus Day” 2000 Proclamation day of prayer)

#45: We feel our reliance on the Creator who made us. We place our sorrows and cares before Him, seeking God’s mercy. We ask forgiveness for our failures, seeking the renewal He can bring”.

George W. Bush, March 30, 2002, (in a radio broadcast)

#46: “…But what if God has been holding his peace, waiting for the right man and the right nation and the right moment to act for Him and cleanse history of Evil?

George W. Bush, January 28, 2003, State of the Union address

#47: “The Columbia is lost. —The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth but we can pray they are safely home.”

George W. Bush, on February 1, 2003, (comment made after disaster struck the space shuttleColumbia)

#48: “The best way to fight evil is to do some good. Let me qualify that—the best way to fight evil at home is to do some good. The best way to fight them abroad is to unleash the military.”

George W. Bush, April 8, 2002, (in a speech in Knoxville, Tennessee)

#49: “We are going to correct the imbalances of the previous administration on the MidEast conflict”…”We are going to tilt it back toward Israel.”

George W. Bush, (comment made on January 30, 2001)

#50: “As a leader, you can never admit to a mistake; that is one of the keys to being a leader.”

George W. Bush, (comment to biographer Mickey Herskowitz, in 1999)

 

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Israeli lobby has destroyed political careers for criticism of Israel

All about Zionists . . . Their influence in Canada is unprecedented since PM Stephen Harper came to power . . . -LW

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Author Max Blumenthal has been critical of the Israeli government’s military and political suppression of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and his new book takes a look at the deadly siege in 2014 that left hundreds of Palestinians dead. Producer Priya Reddy spoke with the author recently and gives this report on his views about the war and the effect of the Israeli lobby on American politics.

Former DIA Director Gen Flynn Says Obama Created ISIS, Supposedly To Overthrow Syrian Government

Now, we are starting to see some REAL truth come out . . . -LW


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Retired Army Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is accusing the Obama regime of lying about the rise of ISIS and the assertion that they were somehow caught off guard. He says that far from being surprised by ISIS, the Obama regime allowed them to form in a deliberate act intended to unite Sunni Muslims against the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria.

According to a report in WND, the circumstances surrounding the rise of ISIS are similar to those claimed by Iran and other Arab nations, which state that it was the United States government that created ISIS. They sponsored, which means at a minimum organized and funded and most probably trained as well, radical jihadists who later became the Jabhad al-Nusra and ISIS, supposedly as forces to be used in fighting the Syrian government.

Flynn also verified the authenticity of a 2012 DIA document that was recently obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA request which had previously been classified with no foreign access but was now declassified in a heavily redacted form. WND quoted that text as stating, “This is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”

Interviewed by Al Jazeera, Flynn left no room for doubt, stating, “It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.”

In support of the General’s claims, Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA analyst who is now the director of the Congressional Advisory Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, describe Flynn, saying, “Gen. Michael Flynn is very honorable and honest, indeed, courageous; so I credit what he says.” In other words, he’s everything that Hussein Obama is not, so who are you going to believe?

“The Obama administration should not have been surprised by the rapid rise of ISIS, since it was anticipated by DIA.” Pry attributed whatever surprise may have existed as being the result of Obama’s Ego, arrogance, stubbornness, and possibly anti-Americanism, saying, “Incompetence and ideology probably account for why the administration was surprised. This will not be the first time the administration has ignored the advice of military and intelligence professionals.”

According to the WND article, the report actually detailed the anticipated actions of what would later be called ISIS in Iraq. It stated that ISIS, at the time called the opposition forces, “will try to use the Iraqi territory as a safe haven for its forces taking advantage of the sympathy of the Iraqi border population, meanwhile trying to recruit fighters and train them on the Iraqi side, in addition to harboring [Syrian] refugees.

It also stated, “If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran). Those supporting powers included and were most prominently the United States.”

It further predicted the development of ISIS, stating, “This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi, and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters.

As if looking into a crystal ball, the document continued, “ISI could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.”

General Flynn’s version of events explains the public “confusion” and failure to recognize the threat posed by ISIS and to a large degree the unwillingness of the Obama regime to engage the terrorist organization in any meaningful way. It also explains how John McCain happened to end up mugging in photographs with known ISIS affiliated terrorists prior to the group self-identifying as the Islamic State. They could have been called McCain’s Army or Johnny’s jihadists.

Could this have been what Hussein Obama was talking about when he said, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” The devil lies in knowing the details of just what those national security objectives were.

There’s no reason to believe that Obama would actively be attempting to destroy American in every other manner imaginable, as we have witnessed, but would work to enhance our national security in this one specific area. His national security objectives clearly must also be to weaken and destroy the United States. Creating ISIS and then importing them into the United States as Syrian refugees or across our now porous southern border would be a logical and efficient way of achieving that goal.

ISIS is becoming increasingly powerful, they’ve got Iraqi oil so they’re well-funded, and they’re well armed with American equipment that was supposedly abandoned by the Iraqi Army after the first shot was fired.

It would also help to explain why we deposed Saddam Hussein in spite of the fact that he had no weapons of mass destruction and nothing to do with 9/11. Chaos had to be fomented to create a terrorist breeding and training ground. Maybe Saddam had to go to make way for ISIS.

Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us

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Roseanne DROPS A-BOMBS: Vatican, 9/11, House of Saud, Rothchilds – REVOLUTION TIME

Do you remember this from 2012, when Roseanne Barr was running for President of the USA? Her words are just as true today . . . -LW

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THIS IS SO POWERFUL….. hits the nail on the head…… if you can see that even Roseanne is finally getting really annoyed….. you KNOW the American people are too….. DROPS THE BOMB alright !!!! totally smashing the TROLLS out the park……. TIME TO TURN THE SYSTEM OFF !!!!! Everything is getting faker and faker…….. at least ROSEANNE keeps talking the truth !!!!! HOW CAN YOU GIVE SOMEONE SHIT FOR THALKING THE TRUTH ?!?!?!? cause you are sick . weak . feeble absent minded nothingness./… brain

Letter of No Confidence in the International Tribunal for Natural Justice and the ITNJ BAR Association

Earlier this year, I volunteered with the ITNJ. Once I discovered Sacha Stone was involved, it came to my attention that he is essentially “damage control” for the dark ones. I quietly disappeared. Now, the truth is coming out.

My hat is off to those who finally came to see Sacha Stone for who he really is.

Every day, we are seeing more and more stories of the dark side collapsing. What will September 22-24th hold in store? It’s exciting! -LW


Letter of No Confidence in the International Tribunal for Natural Justice and the ITNJ BAR Association

Including “New Earth Trust”

This notice is hereby made public by certain members of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (hereafter “ITNJ”) USA Law Team from their perspective and experience and this LETTER OF NO CONFIDENCE published publicly, and the reasons for said Notice given below:

INCEPTION

Rebecca Cope offered her services as ITNJ Director to Sacha Stone, Greg Paul via email in 2014, and assembled a team of approximately 15 – 20 people who had the understanding they were to create a court of natural law, help find ways to fund it, help through media to promote it, and bring in volunteers and groups who would provide support. A model with a plan to create a grand jury and funding in time for a projected launch in late 2015 was shown and considered by everyone; several updates to the plan were created and distributed with no objection by anyone; and this model, complete with grand jury involvement, was the goal the USA team would strive to achieve. The emails below detail the plan created by Rebecca Cope in 2014.

I was shown this plan when I heard of the ITNJ and contacted Rebecca Cope to ask for more information and then offered my assistance.

Sacha Stone attended almost every USA Team weekly call; the grand jury, PAG / prosecutor model was discussed often. Rod Class also attended many of these calls. Crowdfunding was planned and implemented, the websites were created and made live, and the media began to promote the ITNJ all over the internet in advance of a ceremonial seating of the first ITNJ Chief Justice scheduled for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta on June 15, 2015 – the reason given was that all eyes would be on Runnymead at that time, and Westminster Hall was available and would bring much attention to the event.

Later, John Walsh decided to stop attending the core team call, his reason being that knowing he would be seated as chief justice, it would be a conflict of interest were he to continue attending as he might hear details about a possible case Rod Class would submit to the tribunal.

IMPLEMENTATION

The ITNJ Constitution was drafted by Walsh and his team and sent to the ITNJ core team for review. When the core team reported back they had issues with how it was drafted, some small changes were agreed to and made, while others appeared. Previous drafts were sent to the USA team as the latest drafts – and the document had to be gone over word for word the night before the ceremonial seating, June 14, 2015 – as mention of the grand jury had been “inadvertently” (as explained later) removed from the document. The goal of the USA team was to take the grand jury model and effectively remove the final authority from the judge – as had historically existed but been co-opted and taken over by special interests over the years. Two members of the USA team also paid for and obtained the written opinion of a well-known author and expert in trust law and sovereignty; he reported finding loopholes and other inconsistencies.  You can view the constitution at http://itnj.org.

It became curious to note that each draft of the ITNJ constitution continued to make it open-ended and literally powerless unless you were the court’s chief justice; more judges seated wouldn’t help, as any other ITNJ judges appointed couldn’t be judges unless they were current or former BAR members to begin with – evidenced in the ITNJ Constitution and described as “appropriate legal qualifications,” the definition of which has never been given – and as it stood would never be accepted by the USA team, nor the groups it was forming partnerships with. The USA team never formally accepted the ITNJ Constitution as final; in fact, as it was set out to be a “living” document in the first place (another flaw on its face) subject to change left me to ask, “then what’s the point?”

The ITNJ BAR Association: Anyone who understands the times we live in today also understands most problems facing humanity are directly related to crimes perpetrated on the people of the world by the most heartless of mankind. This includes bankers, world leaders, politicians, judges – and lawyers. Most politicians and all judges are lawyers. The ITNJ Oath, even if taken, will not supersede any other oath. This is confirmed by the chief justice himself on the June 15, 2015 recording of the ceremonial seating, posted on the internet and made public. The ITNJ BAR Association, although on one hand allows “big names in the legal field to come together for natural justice,” also can be seen, and used, as a safety net for some of the most heinous criminals on the planet. There was nothing written in either policies and procedures, or the Constitution, to explain how this would be avoided. As more questions about these issues came from the USA team, the responses became accusations that they were attacks on integrity – and the USA team was being “rude.” This amounts to nothing but “lawyerspeak,” a typical method of shifting responsibility to answer the question by accusation.

CONFLICT

Problems in communications continued as the pressure was put on the USA team to answer as to where payment for a $260,000+ invoice including Walsh’s expenses during a ten day visit to the UK for himself, his wife, and his two assistants, for the seating, would come from as though it was to provide an answer. The USA team never asked for funding, and it was made clear to them that it would not be funded by New Earth / Humanitad / or the crowdfunding campaign and it isn’t clear to this day where the funds are, some $15,000 to $25,000 at this time.  The USA team was also never told they would be responsible for raising the funds to pay Walsh’s invoices, much less were advised in advance there would even be any to pay.

A court case filing fee of $2,000 per case (which was common in Australia according to Walsh) was discussed as though it should be considered to “keep frivolous cases from flooding the ITNJ.” An additional reason given was the court needed to be funded in some way, and this was far from the original plan, where crowdfunding and international support would be the primary funders of the tribunal. Many other fees according to country were discussed but never finalized, as the push to take in cases continued, and the reasons the ITNJ was not ready were relayed (such as the constitution issues) many times but were never resolved.

In July 2015, the case of a sitting ITNJ Law Commissioner came to the attention of Walsh, Stone, Cope and Rhoades, which outlined massive fraud that would be perfect for exposure of many corrupt corporations. In the letter, the Law Commissioner stated 1/3 of any financial judgment in her favor would be paid to the Australian team for their efforts and requested a call be had as soon as possible between the parties to discuss. Rebecca Cope promptly refused to engage in this conversation citing a complete conflict of interest after Walsh replied that he and his team had looked over the case and would be happy to have a discussion about bringing the case before the ITNJ.

More curious events became visible; the appearance of Caleb Skinner speaking about contract law and delegation of authority – that people who are “stupid enough to delegate their authority to a judge deserve what they get,” and other statements completely unrelated to building and operating a court of natural law were made with no objections from Stone or Walsh as being out of the scope of the topic of the ITNJ’s mission. A fully informed jury (education to anyone who volunteered would be offered free of charge through the Natural Justice Academy) was passed off as “indoctrination.” Communications began to break down further as it was clear the USA team and the UK and Australian teams were clearly not on the same path.

Shortly thereafter, three self-appointed “Trustees” of New Earth Nation / Humanitad / ITNJ held a meeting absent Rebecca Cope, ITNJ Trustee and member of the ITNJ Board of Directors, voting “no confidence” in her as ITNJ Director. In the same email, Sacha Stone stated the USA team would be “dispersed to other parts of the ITNJ” with invitations offered for them to remain within its structure, possibly in other positions that would be defined for them.

It is a fact that the USA team came to being under Rebecca Cope’s direction – powered only by the free will choice of all the volunteers who gave their time and energy to the project, absent any “authority” from her or anyone else. The USA team neither asked for, nor received, compensation for their time and signed no contracts delegating their authority to anyone on the project.  Therefore, the “Trustees” have absolutely no lawful authority to disband the USA team, much less hold a closed-door meeting to vote to remove Rebecca Cope as ITNJ Director.

THE ITNJ USA LAW TEAM: ORDER FROM CHAOS

The USA team could not be controlled; could not be swayed from its original goal, and did not follow the template they were gradually led to, over a period of months, to accept as a court of natural law.

It is the USA team who built a model, made transparent through conference calls, writings and blog posts, media outreach, and various interviews and internet shows with the team behind the plan. The team was pulled in many directions, rushing from deadline to deadline, unfunded and unprotected from harm, of its own free will choice. The notion this team would be “rearranged” and its volunteers placed in other, defined positions within its system by some purported “authority” because of “chaos” within it, would only exist if you’re willing to swallow that pill.

Accusations the USA team was creating “separation” and “division” as it insisted its plan could be a base for the international committees to work with as they saw fit, or not, (assuming its Magna Carta basis would be applied) were made, surprisingly, by the very people who admitted on many occasions they knew nothing about law.

The purported “authority” did confirm Rebecca Cope still has status as a Trustee Emeritus / member of the Board of Directors if she decides to stay on, but no matter, as their authority is an illusion as no one person ever delegated authority to them in the first place.

If the USA team were to continue to have problems working with Walsh on the open-ended constitution, the exorbitant invoices he expected payment for, and his newest creation, the ITNJ BAR Association whose oath does not supersede any previous BAR Association oath, not to mention his willingness to take on a case before the ITNJ from a sitting Law Commissioner who offered one third of a multi-million dollar settlement to him and his law team before the court was even operational, it would stand to reason, if the agenda of the “authority” was transparency and honesty, that these facts alone would be grounds for him to be voted out of the office of Chief Justice, simply because of the appearance that by his “authority” he is re-creating the same court system structure that brought so much suffering to the world. The fact that none of the USA team’s concerns was addressed to their satisfaction, and the purported “authority” raced to his defense each time, indicates the authority over all of these people may ultimately lie with Walsh, no matter what he does.

CONCLUSION

We are equals on this planet, no matter how many titles you carry behind your name, what friendships you’ve formed, what countries you’ve traveled, your age, the cost of your shoes, your public image, your years of education and the big names you say you hang out with. The notion we are anything but is only what we choose to believe.

Further, who holds the authority in a court “for the people, by the people?”

If what the USA team did under the direction of Rebecca Cope serves to change the path the ITNJ will choose to take from here, then it delivered its model as promised. The USA team may not be visible through the ITNJ, but it has most definitely not been “disbanded and dispersed.”  It will continue it work through the Natural Justice Academy and Adventures Into Sovereignty.  Thank you, Rebecca, for your undying love of freedom, your passion for truth, and for standing up to those who would question your leadership of this most dedicated group of people.

IN ADDITION

Of note is the following, all in ultimate control of New Earth Trust:

  • New Earth Communities (land ownership in particular, please see the documentation describing this – everything is owned by “New Earth Trust” and you own nothing);
  • New Earth Media;
  • New Earth Project (education);
  • Law and Governance (within the New Earth Project and slated to join hands with the ITNJ as New Earth Tribunal);
  • New Earth Financial System; and now
  • The ITNJ BAR Association.

Although it is entirely possible that the intention of New Earth Trust, et al. is for the good, one must only rely on the validity of the information it puts out as well as the integrity of the people behind its structure. I let the facts as I know them speak for themselves. It is ultimately up to us to verify and share the knowledge.

It might be helpful to read the Secret Treaty of Verona. This document, according to the US law team researchers, basically “canceled out” any benevolent effects of the Magna Carta as the King bowed to the whims of the Vatican and gave the power to not one, but two popes. More information on that is to come on a future Adventures into Sovereignty show.

In closing, I would like to thank all of the people involved in these projects for making themselves, and their regard for humanity (or lack thereof), quite visible for all to see.

Sue Rhoades, former Chief Admin/ Registrar, ITNJ
Without Prejudice

I DO NOT CONSENT TO ANY CONTRACTS PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE ABSENT PRIOR WRITTEN DISCLOSURE OF ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND MY CONSENT AS SHOWN BY MY WET INK SIGNATURE AND THUMBPRINT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 

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WikiLeaks goes after hyper-secret Euro-American trade pact

Today, Tuesday 11th August, 9:15 BST, WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a €100,000 reward for Europe’s most wanted secret: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Starting pledges have already been made by a number of high profile activists and luminaries from Europe and the United States, including former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, esteemed UK fashion designer and environmental campaigner Dame Vivenne Westwood, US journalist Glenn Greenwald, veteran Australian film-maker and investigative journalist John Pilger, Belarusian philosopher and theorist Evgeny Morozov, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. [Update as of Tuesday 11th August 2.30pm BST: Now joined by filmmaker Terry Gilliam and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.]

Since it began to face opposition from BRICS countries at the World Trade Organisation, US policy has been to push through a triad of international “trade agreements” outside of the WTO framework, aimed at radically restructuring the economies of negotiating countries, and cutting out the rising economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).

The three treaties, the “Three Big T’s”, aim to create a new international legal regime that will allow transnational corporations to bypass domestic courts, evade environmental protections, police the internet on behalf of the content industry, limit the availability of affordable generic medicines, and drastically curtail each country’s legislative sovereignty.

Two of these super-secret trade deals have already been published in large part by WikiLeaks – the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – defeating unprecedented efforts by negotiating governments to keep them under wraps.

But for Europeans the most significant of these agreements remains shrouded in almost complete secrecy. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is currently under negotiation between the US and the European Union, remains closely guarded by negotiators and big corporations have been given privileged access. The public cannot read it.

Today WikiLeaks is taking steps to ensure that Europeans can finally read the monster trade deal, which has been dubbed an “economic NATO” by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Using the new WikiLeaks pledge system everyone can help raise the bounty for Europe’s most wanted leak. The system was deployed in June to raise a $100,000 bounty for the TTIP’s sister-treaty for the Pacific Rim, the TPP.

The pledge system has been hailed by the New York Times as “a great disrupter”, which gives “millions of citizens… the ability to debate a major piece of public policy,” and which “may be the best shot we have at transforming the [treaty negotiation] process from a back-room deal to an open debate.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said,

“The secrecy of the TTIP casts a shadow on the future of European democracy. Under this cover, special interests are running wild, much as we saw with the recent financial siege against the people of Greece. The TTIP affects the life of every European and draws Europe into long term conflict with Asia. The time for its secrecy to end is now.”

See https://wikileaks.org/ttip-reward

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