Archive for October, 2015

Below is an article focusing on the GMO aspects of the European WTO Trade Act with the US. Not surprisingly, various nations are having the will of the people subverted through these “trade agreements”. I cannot state it any more plainly than this…The WTO Trade Agreements ARE global government and they have received FULL approval for legal enforcement in all commercial agriculture via our federal level congress with the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Here is the article:

TTIP Food Rules Secretly Enforced in EU; Agenda 21-Style Sustainability in New Draft

Two recent stories published in Europe reveal that leaders of countries participating in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are secretly enforcing the agreement’s provisions and approving backroom deals with powerful multinational corporations whose interests are served by the secret arrangements. What’s worse: It seems that Agenda 21 is lurking in the latest version of the agreement.

On October 17, The Guardian reported:

EU negotiators will resume controversial trade talks with the US on Monday amid claims that multinational companies have jumped the gun in advance of any agreement to import goods that are currently banned — including genetically modified crops and chemically washed beef — into European markets.

A campaign group says that a report in a US journal concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks show that Europe is already capitulating to huge pressure from the US to allow imports of previously banned goods before an agreement is reached.

Just one day later, the blog Common Dreams reported on a similar acceleration of the TTIP standards in advance of the agreement’s approval by lawmakers in Europe and the United States, asserting that despite significant pressure among Europeans to slow or scrap the sovereignty-sapping trade pact, American negotiators are pressuring their continental counterparts to play ball or else:

US officials successfully used the prospect of TTIP to bully the EU into abandoning plans to ban 31 dangerous pesticides with ingredients that have been shown to cause cancer and infertility.

A similar fate befell regulations around the treatment of beef with lactic acid. This was  banned in Europe because of fears that the procedure was being used to conceal unhygienic practices. The ban was repealed by MEPs in the European Parliamentary Environment Public Health and Food Safety Committee after EU Commission officials openly suggested TTIP negotiations would be threatened if the ban wasn’t lifted.

It’s not hard to see why the U.S. trade representatives would be anxious to get the EU diplomats back to the TTIP table.

As this reporter noted in June, the vote on a crucial package of TTIP amendments was delayed after successful efforts by opponents to stall the massive surrender of sovereignty wrapped in a trade deal.

A statement published that day by the U.K. Independent Party (UKIP) shed light on the real reason for the parliamentary push-back:

Today Nigel Farage, MEP and leader of UKIP, said:

“In my 17 years as an MEP I’ve never received so much communication from the public on a proposed piece of legislation. The TTIP has concerned millions of people across the European Union. They have bombarded their MEPs with phone calls, letters and emails and in response to this the EU is now running scared. They’ve got the wind up, particularly the left, who have been supporting TTIP from the start and finally have been exposed as backing large scale global corporatism.

The parliament suspended today not just the vote, but equally the debate on this issue which I think was cowardly in the extreme. It is interesting to note that for the first time ever actions in the European Parliament are now being heavily debated in Washington, too. Perhaps we need a redefinition of what a free trade deal is.”

UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s prediction that Brits will “rue the day” is right, though not if the TTIP is defeated, but if it is ratified. There is so much wrong with this deal, and The New American is the foremost source of information on the many crimes agains the U.S. Constitution lurking in this leviathan.

There is no doubt among constitutionalists in America and friends of liberty and economic freedom on both sides of the Atlantic that the TTIP is not to any right-thinking person’s liking.

In an article on June 5, The New American laid out a detailed constitutional justification for rejecting the TTIP, the TPA, and their equally evil cousin, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) proposes to begin “deep and comprehensive” integration between the 28 member states of the European Union and the United States. Over the course of the past several years, we have published many articles detailing the dangers posed by these (still officially secret) agreements.

We are bringing together here, in abbreviated form, 10 of those reasons why every American — whether identifying as Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, Tea Party, liberal, conservative, or constitutionalist — should oppose both of these proposals.

Of course, were this deal a good deal for the United States, the U.K., or the rest of Europe, its advocates would be shouting its benefits from the rooftops. In fact, however, the agreement is being negotiated in secret and trade representatives of the various partners act assiduously to keep the details under deep cover.

That should be enough to give pause even to those predisposed to otherwise favor such globalist goings-on.

If readers are not yet wary enough to join the fight against the TTIP, the fact that the cornerstone of the globalist insider regime — the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — is pushing the pact, should be just enough to get them involved in the battle for freedom. As The New American noted:

The CFR fully supports the trans-oceanic political and economic “integration” and “convergence” plans of the TPP and TTIP. It works closely with the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN), which says its mission is “to promote and assist the convergence of EU/US Government policies.” The TPN’s 1995 “Partnership Project” called for combining NATO with a merged EU-U.S. “in a single political framework by early in the next century.” In its 2008 report Completing the Transatlantic Market, the TPN went further, revealing that “the process of creating a Transatlantic Market will be an integral step in the evolution toward an eventual Transatlantic Partnership Agreement embracing the economic, political, and strategic totality of the EU-US relationship.” “Totality” — did you catch that?

On October 23, the 11th round of TTIP negotiations concluded in Miami, and it looks like the “bullying” tactics of the United States have successfully convinced EU trade ministers to cave to the American demands. The Guardian reports:

The EU appears to have broken a promise to reinforce environmental protections in a leaked draft negotiating text submitted in the latest round of TTIP talks in Miami.

In January, the bloc promised to safeguard green laws, defend international standards and protect the EU’s right to set high levels of environmental protection, in a haggle with the US over terms for a free trade deal.

But a confidential text seen by the Guardian and filed in the sustainable development chapter of negotiations earlier this week contains only vaguely phrased and non-binding commitments to environmental safeguards.

Sustainable development. Constitutionalists and proponents of individual property rights will instantly recognize that ominous term as the goal of the United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21.

The TTIP, then, seems not only an attempt to cede legislative authority to big business and move steadily and stealthily toward U.S.-EU political integration, but it may actually be the Trojan Horse within which Agenda 21 is made the law in the United States, enforced on citizens as part and parcel of this latest globalist trade agreement. In fact, in this case as in so many others, the Obama administration and its corporate shot callers may have found a way to make an end run around the Constitution, the Congress, and the will of the American people.

Citigroup Eye scanning

Posted: October 30, 2015 in Privacy Rights, REAL ID

For those of us opposed to Real ID, things just a rather large step in the wrong direction:

No card reader, no PIN pad, no touch-screen display — how you bank at your ATM could drastically change in the not-so-distant future. Citigroup is testing an automated teller machine made by Canton, Ohio-based Diebold that relies on your smartphone and perhaps an eye scan to dispense your cash.

Diebold’s so-called “Irving” system works like this: Let’s say you want to get $100 from your ATM. Instead of taking your bank card with you, you schedule your withdrawal ahead of time on your phone via your bank’s mobile app. When you walk up to the screenless machine, it identifies you in one of several ways: Near Field Communication (NFC, the same type of technology used in Apple Pay’s mobile payment service), QR Code (for Quick Response Code, a machine-readable bar code that’s been used extensively in Japan) or biometrics (scanning your iris, a technique that’s considered far more fail-safe than fingerprints as a form of ID).The machine then spits out the cash and you go on your merry way.

Diebold said the entire transaction could be completed in less than 10 seconds. The new system is more secure than traditional ATMs, in part because you wouldn’t need a card and wouldn’t have to punch in a PIN, the company said.

Since Irving is only in the testing phase, it’s unclear when — or if — these devices will be rolled out on a broader scale. Citi didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

Diebold also unveiled a second futuristic banking concept on Monday that it calls “Janus.” It’s a dual-sided terminal that can serve two customers at the same time for in-branch customer service.

Related: Beyond the Wallet: Apple Pay ‘Cements the Future’ of Mobile Payments

“Our latest concepts embody a new era of banking and put the user experience at the top of the pyramid to connect consumers with their money when and how they see fit,” Frank Natoli, Diebold executive vice president, self-service technology, said in a press release

Commonsense PRC Meeting

Posted: October 26, 2015 in Meetings
Commonsense Property Rights Coalition to Feature Tiny Houses and Preparedness Speaker
The Common Sense Property Rights Coalition will meet Monday November 2  at 6 pm at Fred’s Fish House   in Mammoth Springs according to board member Kevin Jotz. The main speaker of the evening will be Patricia Uvenges of Mammoth Spring. Uvenges is an acclaimed speaker on disaster preparedness, homesteading and the tiny house trend and will share personal experiences.  
The meeting will also include an update on the Oregon County property tax assessment, the state laws regulating the State Tax Commission. Many citizens are concerned because their property tax assessments have gone up by 50% to 100%. State law mandates that any increase of more than 15% must be accompanied by a physical appraisal of the property.
There will also be an update on the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Agency attempt to purchase 2,500 acres in Oregon County to create a state park and efforts to fight that action by the PRC, the Oregon County Commission, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Senator Mike Cunningham and Representative Jeff Pogue.
“This is an organization concerned with protection of private property rights. The group believes that without protections of private property rights nothing else is secure. The right to own and reasonably use private property is a cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution, differentiating our country from others around the world. As John Adams, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and our second president, said: ‘The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.” For more information at 417-264-2435 or 417-270-1724.”

 

 

Lieutenant Governor Kinder
to host a town hall meeting on proposed state park

Public, Governor Nixon invited to session at West Plains Civic Center

JEFFERSON CITY – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will conduct a “Town Hall Meeting” at the West Plains Civic Center on Monday, October 26. The meeting will be an opportunity for interested citizens to provide input about the state’s plan to purchase land along the Eleven Point River for a new state park in neighboring Oregon County.

The proposed acquisition of the Frederick Creek Ranch is part of the “Southeast Missouri Regional Restoration Plan,” a project administered by state and federal conservation agencies. The plan is the result of a settlement requiring mining companies to provide compensation for past environmental contamination.

Lieutenant Governor Kinder called this meeting in response to concerns from area residents and officials that they have had insufficient opportunity for input on this major project involving the transfer of 2,463 acres of private land to the state’s control.

“Citizens in the Oregon County area have legitimate questions about this proposal. We hope to give all interested parties an outlet to voice their concerns, and I also invite Governor Nixon to join me at this event,” Kinder said.

 

WHO: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder

 

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on the proposed Frederick Creek Ranch land acquisition

 

WHERE AND WHEN:

  • 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26
    West Plains Civic Center (west side of building)
    110 St. Louis Street

West Plains

 

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The Mountain Grove PRC is not going to meet for their regular monthly meeting.

We encourage everyone to continue to continue to prepare for difficult times and to work with your neighbors as much as possible to promote the idea that they prepare as well.

Be well and keep up the good fight!

Important DNR Meeting

Posted: October 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you don’t already know, the Missouri DNR is trying to use EPA Superfund lead clean up money to purchase property in a non lead area in Oregon County Missouri. There are lots of little ins and outs to this story, but certainly, money for a spuerfund site should not be used to buy up land that is in no way related.

Here’s a notice about the meeting:

There will be another meeting about DNR’s plans on Monday, October 26th  at 2:00pm in West Plains at the Civic Center. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder will be there as well as others.
Spread the word to others you know who  may be interested in attending.

You are invited to meet with the Howell County Campaign for Liberty Group Thursday, October 15. At 7:00p Dave Lohr will speak on how to survive in a hostile environment. There’ll be time for questions and answers.  We meet at Chen’s Garden, 1705 Gibson, in West Plains.  Come at 6:00p to eat and visit.

This month’s agenda:

  • 7:00 – report on items of interest around the state
    • 7:30 – Dave Lohr to speak

Dave Lohr will speak on how to survive in a hostile environment.  Dave owns the Kosh trading post and is a skilled mountain man who will show how to make traps, find edible plants and other useful skills.  He is Mike Slack’s nomination for the last man standing if things really get bad.

We will have reports to bring us up to date in the following areas:

–         New ONSR plan

–         COS update

–         Candidates for next election (sheriff, county commissioners, etc.)

–         Missouri legislative session information

–         Mike Slack –  Report on Tax protest, Go Green & Miscellaneous

–         Next month, after you’ve had an opportunity to read the book, I would like to discuss the pros and cons of providing copies of “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates” free to elected officials?

–         Other –

Josh Cotter is scheduled to speak to us November 19. Jim Perry, new editor of the Quill, will speak to us in January. He had a previous engagement this month. There’ll be no meeting in December.

I have copies of the General Assembly Roster 2015 which has contact information for our state and federal elected officials. Copies will be available at this meeting.  Copies of the US and MO constitutions and  Howell County Campaign for Liberty Group business cards will be available as well.  Copies of the 5000 year leap and Agenda 21 material will also be available as will “The Victory for State Sovereignty”, Mack/Prinz vs. USA by Sheriff Richard Mack. There are also newsletters from various organizations available.

The 2015-2016 Missouri Roster is finally here. It has contact info for county officials around the state as well as other information.  I’ll have copies at the meeting.

The books, “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates” are in. I will have them at the meeting. The cost is $6.75 each.