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Everything’s CORRUPT
Everything’s fucked up
Everything’s about a buck, you’re shit out of luck

It’s a ball of confusion
Keep you out of position, out of commission
By medicine or food, that’s not a decision

Should not be woken
But I’m just a talking head, a ZOMBIE floatin’
My honesty’s brutal
But it’s honestly futile if I don’t utilize what I do though
For GOOD at least once in a while
So I wanna make sure somewhere
In this chicken scratch I scribble and doodle
Enough rhymes to maybe try to HELP get some people through


See if I get away with it NOW that I ain’t as big as I was
Coming through the portal

You’re stuck in a time warp from 2004, though
And I don’t know what the fuck that you rhyme for
You’re pointless as Rapunzel with fucking cornrows
You write normal? FUCK BEING NORMAL



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Will 2014 be remembered as the year that "everything" changed? As a point of inflection on the curve of conscious awareness, a critical mass is forming within the structures of society as they relate to the individual. The key is the banking sector and the use of SIGI legislation (think Cyprus) to put the sword to the neck of the individual. The flow of information is a chain reaction that is creating the pressure behind this latest wave form.(The crashing flow of the water of life that we represent and which is our real currency.) Our natural response to that pressure is to move. Be it discomfort or a sense of opportunity (responsibility?) in these changing times, we will see more and more of the rise of the individual and less and less of the sacrifice of identity for security. We have been exposed and we have no further place to hide. Even a cornered rat comes out fighting and that will be the next phase.
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Putin with Ukraine and economic affairs adviser Sergei Glazyev

Russia Threatens to Ditch Dollar,
and Default On US Bank Loans

by Fintan Dunne - 4 March 2014, 5pmEST

A Russian economic security adviser close to President Putin has warned
that Russia would respond to US sanctions over Ukraine by switching away
from the dollar to other currencies and creating its own payment systems
for trade with friendly nations.

Putin’s adviser, Sergei Glazyev said Tuesday that US sanctions would
also inevitably force a default on loan repayments to US banks.

"If sanctions are applied against state structures, we will be forced to
recognize the impossibility of repayment of the loans that the US banks
gave to the Russian structures. Indeed, sanctions are a double-edged
weapon, and if the US chooses to freeze our assets, then our equities
and liabilities in dollars will also be frozen. This means that our banks
and businesses will not return the loans to American partners," he said.

The Kremlin immediately distanced itself from Mr. Glazyev's comments.

"Mr. Glazyev has not been authorized to talk on behalf of the Russian
government and especially to voice such unacceptable measures," said
a Kremlin source quoted by Voice of Russia. "Glazyev was just expressing
his views as an academic, and not as a presidential adviser."

However, Sergei Glazyev was, after all, appointed personally by Putin in
mid-2012 to try draw Ukraine into Russia's project for a Customs Union of
Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

In September, 2013, he cautioned that were Ukraine to sign a trade deal
with the EU, it would "cut the roots of our economic cooperation."

One month ago he said that U.S. "interference" breached the 1994 treaty
under which Washington and Moscow jointly guaranteed Ukraine's security
and sovereignty.

Glazyev lost a 2004 presidential bid against Putin and quit politics in 2007,
saying Putin's Kremlin had squeezed out political opposition and debate.
It was a surprise when Putin brought him in from the cold in 2012.

With such a political background, it's clear that Glazyev is being used to
fly some red warning kites, with a thinly plausible veneer of deniability.

Today, he was in characteristically bombastic attack mode.

"We hold a decent amount of treasury bonds – more than $200 billion,
he said. "And if the United States dares to freeze accounts of Russian
businesses and citizens, we can no longer view America as a reliable
partner [and] we will encourage everybody to dump US Treasury bonds,
get rid of dollars as an unreliable currency and leave the US market."

The remarks came as Gazprom today decided to discontinue Ukraine's
gas price discount from April 2014. That decision arose out of today's
meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and
Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller.

However, Gazprom was keen to stress that it is not in the business of
interrupting supplies to the EU for political reasons.

Right now, the US Neocons who pull levers in Washington and Kiev are
the intended target for the ratcheting up of Russia's anti-dollar rhetoric.

Ditching the dollar would not be easy. But a gold-based trade settlement
system and reciprocal currency swaps could easily be rolled out with key
Russian partners --including China and much of South America and Africa.

That new role for gold has been the subject of this very topic thread.

The follow-on implications for the financial system would be a market-
based floating currency system and a new freedom to print fiat currency
in order to maintain a functioning jobs market and avoid a deflationary

Would the EU join the "rest," and blame the US Neocons for the chaos?

In a heartbeat.

But could it come to that?

Actually, the Russian signals are designed to help isolate the Neocons who
are currently using Ukraine to sew chaos between the EU and Russia for
their own geopolitical and financial benefit. Russia is also warning Wall St.
to take care they get on the right side of this issue.

All the above ties to the Snowden affair - a state-level intelligence
operation aimed at isolating the US in European and global opinion,
slowing the MIC/NSA hijack of spying systems and reinvigorating the
faltering Democratic activist base.

Tonight, the poker game is poised as follows: the neocon Kerry has raised
the "Sanctions" issue and Russia says: "Ok, see your sanctions, and we
will raise you a new global economic system."

President Putin’s economic security advisor Sergei Glazyev
Photo: Voice of Russia
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I posted the above article in this thread
because of it's monetary implications.

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Two hours in.

Btw, Fintan, it's its.

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How It Will End
Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:41

The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates.
Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, Bloomberg, 3/10/2014

Capitalism, the bankers’ three hundred year-old ponzi-scheme, is a balancing act between the bankers’ credit and everyone else’s debt. In its optimal state, credit creates sufficient growth to pay society’s constantly compounding debts. When unable to do so, debt is paid by borrowing against future growth and in capitalism’s end game, aggregate debt exponentially expands until it can no longer be repaid except by exponentially depreciating paper money.

In 2010, in Will the US Devalue the Dollar, I wrote: “… Today, the US, the world’s largest debtor, can no longer pay what it owes except by rolling its debt forward and borrowing more in what the late economist Hyman Minsky called ponzi-financing, financing common in the final stages of mature capital systems.”

“… the United States government and its agencies have, by far, the largest pile-up of interest-bearing debts ($15.6 trillion), the largest accumulation of unsecured obligations (over $60 trillion), the largest yearly deficit ($1.6 trillion), and the greatest indebtedness to the rest of the world ($4.8 trillion).”
Martin D. Weiss,, 2010

Four years later in 2014, the aggregate amount of US debt is now $17.2 trillion of which the Federal Reserve has become the largest buyer; as China, for years the largest buyer of US debt, is losing its appetite for America’s increasingly suspect IOUs.

As a consequence, in what Professor Antal Fekete calls the world’s largest check-kiting scheme, the Federal Reserve has become America’s lender-of-last resort.



Central banks around the world are now printing money virtually out-of-thin air, virtual money, in order to provide the requisite liquidity that severely stressed capital markets require. This money, however, never reaches the economy-at-large. It is instead fueling asset bubbles in global stock markets sparked by the speculative frenzies induced by the bankers’ excess credit.

The credit boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse… If the credit expansion is not stopped in time, the boom turns into the crack-up boom; the flight into real values begins, and the whole monetary system founders.
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, 1949


In Time of the Vulture (2007 1st ed.) wherein I predicted an imminent catastrophic economic collapse, I wrote:

The collapse of the present financial edifice can come from many directions and from many causes. So will it be in the TIME OF THE VULTURE. When the abyss is no longer avoidable, it may be a dollar crisis that pushes us over the edge or it might be a failure of a major investment bank such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citicorp, or Deutsche Bank or another overleveraged hedge fund like Long Term Capital Management or the inability of a small bank somewhere in the daisy chain of financial institutions to meet its obligations on a Monday morning.

In 1931 the failure of an Austrian bank, Credit Anstalt, set in motion a series of bank failures that was to plunge the world into the abyss now known as the Great Depression. Who knows what will be the cause this time? What bank? What currency? What default? What event?

Only one thing is sure. The present financial edifice, built on an inherently unstable foundation of paper money and ever-increasing mountains of debt, is vulnerable as never before. It may be a sudden movement or a gust of wind or a sonic boom; but whatever it is:

It can no longer be said it will be unexpected


Last month, I spoke at the spring 2014 Liberty Mastermind Symposium in Las Vegas. The title of the event was Countdown to Collapse. There, I described how I had come to predict an event which to many was completely unexpected, especially by the pundits and experts expected to be aware of such an outlier.

In my presentation, I referenced two individuals, although well-known in certain circles, they are not often associated with the current crisis. The first was Buckminster Fuller. During his long and productive life, Fuller wrote 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees and 28 patents. He was a futurist, humanist, inventor (the geodesic dome, etc.) and after whom the carbon-based molecule, the Buckminsterfullerene, is named.

Fuller, however, was well aware of a coming crisis. In 1981, Bucky wrote that a catastrophic crisis—a crisis without precedent—was then in progress. Fuller described the crisis as a class-one event, an event set in motion by the Universe, i.e. God.

Humanity is moving ever deeper into is a crisis brought about by cosmic evolution irrevocably intent on completely transforming omnidisintegrated humanity..into a completely integrated, comprehensively interconsiderate, harmonius whole.
Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path, 1981

Fuller’s introduction to Critical Path was titled Twilight of the World’s Power Structures,

, ..Today’s (1980) world-power-structures struggle is one between the USSR and big capitalism, which we now call lawyer capitalism, which deliberately took the world’s private-enterprise corporations out of the fundamental jurisdiction of America. They have kept their USA operations going in a seemingly normal way, so people in U.S. America haven’t really realized that these companies are officially situated elsewhere despite the incredible amplification of those great corporations’ annual profits, who annual totals payable to these corporations stockholders are of the same magnitude as the annual increase in the USA’s joint internal and external debt increases.

…Sum-totally, what has been taken from the people of the USA runs into many trillions of dollars. In the quarter of a century since Eisenhower, America has become completely bankrupt, with its world leadership, its financial credit, and its reputation for courage, vision and human leadership gone.

…In one way, the USA and USSR citizens are in much the same socioeconomic position. The Communist Party which runs the USSR consists of 1 % of their total populations, while the USA is controlled by about the same 1 %, who are the Lawyer-Capitalist strategists of the great USA corporations.
pp. 113-4, Critical Path, Buckminster Fuller, 1981

In 1983, Buckminster Fuller was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan who referred to Fuller as:

A true renaissance man, and one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller's contributions as a geometrician, educator, and architect-designer are benchmarks of accomplishment in their fields. Among his most notable inventions and discoveries are synergetic geometry, geodesic structures and tensegrity structures. Mr. Fuller reminds us all that America is a land of pioneers, haven for innovative thinking and the free expression of ideas.

Reagan might not have been so effusive in his praise had he known what Fuller had written about the US government and the office of the presidency:

The USA is not run by its would-be ‘democratic’ government. All the latter can do is try to adjust to the initiatives already taken by LAWCAP’S [lawyer-capitalism’s] great corporations. Nothing could be more pathetic than the role that has to be played by the President of the United States, whose power is approximately zero. Nevertheless, the news media and most over-thirty-years-of-age USA citizens carry on as if the president had supreme power. All that he and the Congress can do is adjust to what the ‘free-enterprise system’ has already done. They are riding on the snapping end of the power-structure dragon’s tail. [bold, mine]
p. 118-9, Critical Path, Buckminster Fuller, 1981

Fuller believed, however, that after the crisis a far better world would emerge. In 1981, he predicted the world’s power structures, communism and capitalism, were both going to collapse. Ten years later in 1991 communism fell and, now in 2014—the world’s most powerful power structure—what Fuller called lawyer-capitalism, is also collapsing, a victim of its own financial and moral bankruptcy.

According to Fuller, the bankruptcy of the US is not a negative. It is a positive, a class-one evolutionary event set in motion by the Universe, i.e. God, to bring about a world of unprecedented cooperation, abundance and true democracy for all of earth’s citizens.

…class-one evolution is about to put the USA out of business through international bankruptcy. This will be a powerful example of class-one evolution at work. The bankruptcy need not be the end. It is simply nature’s way of ridding the planet of the most powerful of yesterday’s sovereignities and thereby setting off a chain of 149 additional desovereignizations, altogether removing the stubborn barrier [i.e. nation-states] to the free circulation of the Earth’s world-around metals, foods, and income energy supplies and people.

…We are now in a position to get rid of the 150 sovereignities and have a recirculatory, interaccommodative, world-around democratic system.
p. 287, Critical Path, Buckminster Fuller, 1981

A better world is coming.


In my talk in Las Vegas, I also discussed the predictions of Edgar Cayce, the famous American psychic. Like Buckminster Fuller, Cayce is not usually associated with the current crisis; but, like Fuller, Cayce also predicted catastrophic changes were coming and that a better world would follow.

Those who received psychic readings from Cayce included President Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. Cayce was especially known for his predictions of coming severe earth changes.

Cayce’s predictions of catastrophic earth changes are directly connected to the present crisis; and, like Buckminster Fuller, Cayce said the crisis is a prelude to a better world.

..these Earth changes are the “birth pains” to a coming new era when the Earth will enter a long period of higher consciousness and soul growth, in which brotherly and sisterly care for all people will prevail. Following the changes, which he sees as cleansings, he sees a golden age for the inhabitants of our blue and white planet.

According to Cayce’s readings, the earth changes would begin slowly, leading to an increase in intensity, frequency and unpredictability in earthquakes and weather anomalies such as violent storms and droughts. Later, these changes would drastically increase in frequency, intensity and violence as the new world was being birthed.

Edgar Cayce died in 1945, just as the incidences of natural disasters began to increase.


In Topic 35 of Time of the Vulture (3rd edition, 2012), A New Paradigm Emerges - The Birth of a New Age, I wrote that the economic crisis is only part of a vast paradigm shift now taking place, a shift that would change life on Earth in unimaginable ways.

Buckminster Fuller’s vision of the future was one of abundance and sharing, a vision quite at odds with that offered by today’s corporations and political elites. Another of Bucky’s contemporaries, Dr. Carl Jung, the famous psychologist, had a story regarding these conflicting visions.

The water of life, wishing to make itself known on the face of the earth, bubbled up in an artesian well and flowed without effort or limit. People came to drink of the magic water and were nourished by it, since it was so clean and pure and invigorating.

But humankind was not content to leave things in this Edenic state. Gradually they began to fence the well, charge admission, claim ownership of the property around it, make elaborate laws as to who could come to the well, put locks on the gates. Soon the well was the property of the powerful and the elite.

The water was angry and offended; it stopped flowing and began to bubble up in another place. The people who owned the property around the first well were so engrossed in their power systems and ownership that they did not notice that the water had vanished. They continued selling the nonexistent water, and few people noticed that the true power was gone.

But some dis-satisfied people searched with great courage and found the new artesian well. Soon that well was under the control of the property owners, and the same fate overtook it. The spring took itself to yet another place—and this has been going on throughout recorded history

Excerpted from Owning Your Own Shadow by Robert A Johnson
Published by HarperSanFrancisco, 1993 pp.vii-viii

Dr. Jung’s story is especially relevant in these times. Those closest to the spigots of credit are unaware their water is about to vanish; and, while this may be bad for them, it could be good for the rest of us.
p. 119, Time of the Vulture, 3rd edition, 2012

History is about to change. The well of clear abundant water is once and for all being taken away from those that claimed the well and water as their own. It isn’t. It is ours.

Buy gold, buy silver, have faith.
A better world is coming. It’s almost here.

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Meanwhile, back in the economy, the shift in the nature of money
in a post-GFC world
(which this thread is about) --is well underway.

The Bank of England is doing a New Pope meme!!

(You know: same 'ol shit, different PR wrapper)

Anyway, the Bank of England has finally admitted that:

1- Banks actually create money at the point of loaning (licence to print!)

2- This created money creates bank deposits;

3- Banks don’t simply loan on a fractional money multiplier.

However, the BoE didn't come out and say it had changed it's mind about
the nature of money.

Instead the BoE say that some other unspecified people believe the
ideas the BoE have actually defended for two generations. And those
other people are wrong. Like BoE have always believed 1, 2 and 3.

You don't believe me?

here are two actual Bank of England dudes,
seen standing in the actual BoE gold vaults,
explaining how they (haven't) changed their mind
about the nature of money.

Warning: other than two segments listed below, the rest of the video
--mostly about QE-- is the usual central bank, absolute Horse Manure. :wink:

Money Creation 1:00 to 1:20
Money Multiplier 3:48 to 4:30

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Reacting to the video and new papers, Philip Pilkington writes:
Actually, we’ve known this for a long, long time..... [but] it is fantastic that
the BoE has finally decided to lay its cards on the table and be honest with
the public about how money is created.

Unfortunately though, the report is not willing to make certain concessions.
For example, it largely paints the Quantitative Easing programs as being
So, no wonder MMT economist, Lars Syll is posting:

"Time to rewrite the textbooks on money creation"

where one comment reads:

"Now they’re coming out with MMT videos!"

:lol - not quite. But a glimmer of light, indeed.

Or, rather: a Chink in the Armor!! (no pun intended) :wink:
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Meanwhile, in an absolutely
100% related
‘Green QE’ is possible – says the governor of the Bank of England.
by Anne Henow, 19th March 2014

In response to a letter from MP Caroline Lucas, Bank of England governor Mark Carney hinted in the Financial times today that the Bank of England could potentially invest in a programme of ‘Green Quantitative Easing’.

The idea of ‘Green QE’ is that the Bank of England would – with the agreement of the government – buy bonds from e.g. the Green Investment Bank, which could then use the financing to subsidise low carbon projects.

With this move Carney confirms that the “Green New Deal” is technically possible. Caroline Lucas MP and members of the Green New Deal Group (including PRIME director Ann Pettifor) made ‘Green QE’ part of a larger set of policy recommendations for tackling the triple crunch of the financial crisis, climate change and insecure energy supplies.

‘Green QE’ would help finance a programme of clean energy self-sufficiency and efficiency, reducing energy costs, and providing households and firms with more security. Additionally, alternative sources of energy could help reduce Britain’s carbon emissions. The outcome of this environmentally friendly investment would lead to the creation of local, skilled, and higher-paid jobs. Those jobs are desperately needed in a country where job growth does not translate into higher standards of living.

Ms Lucas is cited by the Financial Times as saying that ‘Green QE’ could additionally be used “to help make the country more resilient to flooding, and reduce the threat of climate change.”
Lord Adair Turner and his Soros allies have being trying to co-opt the
People's Printing press and make it serve the greenie-money-waste
vested interests behind the "new energy" scam.

Get your global warming paws off our money!
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Top 30 Heterodox Keynesian/MMT Economics Blogs, Updated

This is my updated list of top 30 heterodox Keynesian/MMT economics
blogs. Again, it is not based on objective criteria like number of web hits,
but is a rather subjective list, on the basis of how popular various sites
seem to be and (in my view) their importance.

Have I made any serious oversights?

I. Post Keynesian Blogs

(1 ) Debt Deflation, Steve Keen

(2 ) Post Keynesian Economics Study Group
This is not strictly a blog, but it is a great resource!

(3 ) Real-World Economics Review Blog

(4 ) Naked Keynesianism

(5 ) Lars P. Syll’s Blog
Lars P. Syll’s blog is an excellent resource, and the posts are wide-ranging and frequent.

(6 ) Philip Pilkington, Fixing the Economists
Philip Pilkington (of has started blogging here again. A great blog.

(7 ) Thoughts on Economics, Robert Vienneau
Robert Vienneau’s blog has lots of advanced posts on Post Keynesianism economic theory.

(8 ) Unlearningeconomics Blog
I believe “Unlearningeconomics” has wound down the blog recently, which is a pity because it was a great blog.

(9 ) Social Democracy for the 21st Century

(10 ) Ramanan, The Case For Concerted Action

(11 ) Yanis Varoufakis, Thoughts for the Post-2008 World

(12 ) Dr. Thomas Palley, PhD. in Economics (Yale University)
Unfortunately, Thomas Palley only has new posts infrequently, but it is a good read.

(13 ), Ann Pettifor blog

II. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)/Neochartalism

(14 ) Billy Blog, Bill Mitchell

(15 ) New Economic Perspectives

(16 ) Mike Norman Economics Blog

(17 ) Warren Mosler, The Center of the Universe

(18 ) Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE)

III. Other Heterodox Blogs and Resources

(19 ) Prime, Policy Research in Macroeconomics

(20 ) Michael Hudson

(21 ) New Economics Foundation

(22 )

(23 ) Econospeak Blog

(24 ) James Galbraith

(25 ) Robert Skidelsky’s Official Website

(26 ) The Other Canon

(27 ) Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

(28 ) Multiplier Effect, Levy Economics Institute Blog

(29 ) John Quiggin

(30 ) The Progressive Economics Forum
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George Soros‘ INET:
An institute to improve the world or a
Trojan horse of the financial oligarchy?

March 25, 2014

from Norbert Haering

Let’s assume that there is a financial oligarchy which exerts strong political
influence due to the vast amounts of money it controls. Let’s further
assume that this financial oligarchy has succeeded in having financial
markets deregulated and that this has enabled the financial industry to
expand their business massively.

Then, in some near or far future, their artfully constructed financial edifice
breaks down, because it cannot be hidden any more that the accumulated
claims cannot be serviced by the real economy That might be due, for
example, to millions of people having bought overly expensive houses on
credit without having the income necessary to service this debt. This is the
kind of situation we are interested in.

If such a situation occurs, the leading figures of that financial oligarchy
might recall that there has been a financial crisis in the 1930s of similar
origin, and that during and after this crisis, laws were passed which broke
the power of the financial oligarchy and taxed their profits steeply

They might remember that it took their forbearers decades to reestablish
the favorable state of the late 1920s, with deregulated finance and very
low taxes on incomes and estates, even huge ones.

The financial oligarchy might also recollect that economics is their most
important ally in shaping public opinion and policies in their favor. To
prevent a loss of power as it happened hence, they might want to make
sure first that economics will not challenge the notion of leaving financial
markets mostly to themselves and will continue to downplay the role of
money and the power of the financial oligarchy, and of power in general.

However, the economic mainstream itself will have lost credibility due to its
obvious failure to promote the public good and its rather obvious alliance
with the interests of the financial oligarchy. Students will not so gullibly
trust their professors and their textbooks any more.

Young and bright researchers, who have not yet invested too much into
the old discredited theories and methods, might turn to the question of the
financial industry can be made to serve the public interest.

This would contribute to turning public opinion against the interest of the
financial oligarchy. Thus, it will be important for the financial oligarchy to
identify the brightest and most influential critics and leading figures of
reform initiatives and to neutralize them.

This can best be done by putting yourself at the forefront of the
movement. This requires money, notoriety and credibility. Money is
available most plentifully to the financial industry......

The most fascinating aspect of the article above is that you can read it
with the "9/11 Crisis " in place of the "Financial Crisis" -and the same
M.O. of creating a controlled opposition applies!

I've covered some of the Soros initiatives in this thread.

So IS the Soros Institute for New Economic Thinking a Trojan horse?

- The author says maybe, and one to watch.
- Having read the rest of his article, I say Yes.
- You read it, you decide:
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Occupy Houston activists demand FBI
release assassination plot details

· March 26 · Occupy Houston

We want to take a moment to thank everyone for your concerns regarding
information released about the FBI’s knowledge of assassination plans that
targeted key participants in our movement. These plots involved the
execution of members of Occupy Houston through coordinated sniper fire.

We want you to know we are ok, we are not afraid, and we are not going
to run from this. We, Occupy Houston, have launched a Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request for the documents, and are awaiting
a response before deciding our next moves.

Occupy Houston activists collectively stand together and have made it
public that we are running our own investigation of the assassination plots
after learning that the FBI not only had knowledge of these plots but
actively refused to inform Occupy Houston activists of the details. These
extremely suspicious acts lead us to question whether the plot(s) were a
government sanctioned plot or that of an independent entity.

Let's be clear: a terror plot such as this one put our lives in danger. The
FBI has refused to inform us of the details. The FBI felt it was best to not
only keep this imperative information from us but continues to heavily
redact documents that would answer our inquiries. The FBI is actively
shielding a vicious plan to murder us under the all-too-familiar guise of
national security.

Throughout the time that Occupy Houston physically occupied Tranquility
Park, it was made clear that the Houston Police Department, Houston
Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston FBI, Dept of Homeland Security, Austin
Police Department (who infiltrated and set up Occupier activists from
Houston, Dallas and Austin) and other government agencies were not
interested in respecting peaceful democratic assemblies, and in fact they
used the most undemocratic and violent methods to suppress our
movement, here and all over the country.

We thank our supporters who have stood by our side since 2011.
Occupy Houston has formally requested the documents
as of March 19, 2014. We demand the FBI immediately release
all information pertaining this case.

We would also like to thank MIT student Ryan Shapiro for his continued
support and attempts to obtain these documents, which were previously
denied by the FBI. Mr Shapiro, we appreciate your passion to stand up to
government entities who work feverishly to defame and criminalize
democratic movements that belong to us, the people.

In time we will be issuing another statement when we receive the
documents from the FBI.

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FBI refuses to turn over documents about alleged plot by
extremists to assassinate leaders of the 'Occupy' movement

The alleged plot was first disclosed in documents released by the FBI in
response to a FOIA request by a civil rights organization

The FBI says the information Shapiro requested is exempt under FOIA laws

The judge hearing the case is not satisfied with the FBI's reason for withholding the information

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER : 04:06 GMT, 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 21 March 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigations must offer a federal judge a better
explanation as to why it is refusing to give information to a graduate
student researching an alleged plot to kill 'Occupy' leaders in Texas, the
judge hearing the case ruled last week.

ImageJudge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia wrote in her ruling that the reason the FBI gave for denying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student Ryan Noah
Shapiro access to key pieces of information in heavily redacted documents
was not sufficient, and a better explanation must be provided if the Bureau
continues to refuse to share the information.

Shapiro is researching an alleged sniper plot to kill leaders of a Houston-
based spin-off of the 'Occupy' movement. He sued the FBI after submitting
a Freedom of Information Act request with the Bureau and getting back the
heavily redacted documents.

According to the Washington Post, the exemption 'was repeatedly cited by FBI FOIA chief David Hardy in a filing to the court in support of an FBI motion to dismiss Mr. Shapiro’s lawsuit. Some information was redacted, according to Mr. Hardy’s filing, because it involved information shared with local law enforcement agencies related to an investigation of “potential criminal activity by protestors involved with the Occupy movement in Houston.'”

Possible crimes cited by Hardy include 'domestic terrorism' and 'advocating overthrow of the government.'

That vague explanation was not enough for Judge Collyer.

'At no point does Mr. Hardy supply specific facts as to the basis for FBI’s
belief that the Occupy protestors might have been engaged in terroristic
or other criminal activity,' she wrote in her ruling.

'Neither the word ‘terrorism’ nor the phrase "advocating the overthrow of
the government" are talismanic, especially where FBI purports to be
investigating individuals who ostensibly are engaged in protected First
Amendment activity.'

Judge Collyer has given the FBI until April 9 to provide a more satisfactory explanation of its withholding of the information. Collyer is allowing the agency to file its response under seal.


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