A Debt Jubilee Is the Only Way to Avoid a Depression – Global Research


24-03-20 10:15:00,

Even before the novel coronavirus appeared, many American families were falling behind on student loans, auto loans, credit cards and other payments. America’s debt overhead was pricing its labor and industry out of world markets. A debt crisis was inevitable eventually, but covid-19 has made it immediate.

Massive social distancing, with its accompanying job losses, stock dives and huge bailouts to corporations, raises the threat of a depression. But it doesn’t have to be this way. History offers us another alternative in such situations: a debt jubilee. This slate-cleaning, balance-restoring step recognizes the fundamental truth that when debts grow too large to be paid without reducing debtors to poverty, the way to hold society together and restore balance is simply to cancel the bad debts.

The word “Jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word for “trumpet” — yobel. In Mosaic Law, it was blown every 50 years to signal the Year of the Lord, in which personal debts were to be canceled. The alternative, the prophet Isaiah warned, was for smallholders to forfeit their lands to creditors: “Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.” When Jesus delivered his first sermon, the Gospel of Luke describes him as unrolling the scroll of Isaiah and announcing that he had come to proclaim the Year of the Lord, the Jubilee Year.

Until recently, historians doubted that a debt jubilee would have been possible in practice, or that such proclamations could have been enforced. But Assyriologists have found that from the beginning of recorded history in the Near East, it was normal for new rulers to proclaim a debt amnesty upon taking the throne. Instead of blowing a trumpet, the ruler “raised the sacred torch” to signal the amnesty.

It is now understood that these rulers were not being utopian or idealistic in forgiving debts. The alternative would have been for debtors to fall into bondage. Kingdoms would have lost their labor force, since so many would be working off debts to their creditors. Many debtors would have run away (much as Greeks emigrated en masse after their recent debt crisis),

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11-03-20 09:05:00,

Cowpox vaccine was believed able to immunize people against smallpox. At the time this vaccine was introduced, there was already a decline in the number of cases of smallpox. Japan introduced compulsory vaccination in 1872. In 1892 there were 165,774 cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths despite the vaccination program. A stringent compulsory smallpox vaccine program, which prosecuted those refusing the vaccine, was instituted in England in 1867. Within 4 years 97.5 % of persons between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The following year England experienced the worst smallpox epidemic[1] in its history with 44,840 deaths. Between 1871 and 1880 the incidence of smallpox escalated from 28 to 46 per 100,000. The smallpox vaccine does not work.

Much of the success attributed to vaccination programs may actually have been due to improvement in public health related to water quality and sanitation, less crowded living conditions, better nutrition, and higher standards of living. Typically the incidence of a disease was clearly declining before the vaccine for that disease was introduced. In England the incidence of polio had decreased by 82 % before the polio vaccine was introduced in 1956.

In the early 1900s an astute Indiana physician, Dr. W.B. Clarke, stated “Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with cowpox vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with two hundred cases of cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer in an unvaccinated[2] person.”

There is a widely held belief that vaccines should not be criticized because the public might refuse to take them. This is valid only if the benefits exceed the known risks of the vaccines.

Do Vaccines Actually Prevent Disease?

This important question does not appear to have ever been adequately studied. Vaccines are enormously profitable for drug companies and recent legislation in the U.S. has exempted lawsuits against pharmaceutical firms in the event of adverse reactions to vaccines which are very common. In 1975 Germany stopped requiring pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. Today less than 10 % of German children are vaccinated against pertussis. The number of cases of pertussis has steadily decreased[3] even though far fewer children are receiving pertussis vaccine.

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IEEE Says Avoid “Smart” Watches and Earphones Unless Absolutely Necessary Because of Harmful Radiation – Activist Post


11-03-20 07:45:00,

By B.N. Frank

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides a mission statement on their website:

IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Recently, they issued some advice about how humanity can more safely use devices that emit Bluetooth, cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation.  It included that we should avoid “smart” watches and earphones unless absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, activity trackers, Fitbits, “Smart” Watches, Apple AirPods and other wearables are frequently being used by people of all ages (including children) when they are absolutely NOT necessary.  Even scarier – sometimes doctors are recommending them for people who aren’t even their patients.

American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have been warning for many years already that children are more vulnerable to harm from wireless radiation exposure.  In fact, there is still NO “safe” level of exposure that has been scientifically determined for kids or pregnant women.  American federal scientists have even admitted to reducing their exposure to wireless radiation emitting tech.  Exposure risks include more than increased possibility of cancer (see 1, 2, 3).

Equally worrisome – these wearables have been known to catch fire and explode. Of course, many wireless or “smart” devices do including “smart” electric, gas, and water meters installed by utility companies.

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How To Avoid Being Called A Russian Agent Online


10-08-19 10:16:00,

The always reliable NBC News has published an important and informative article titled “Russia-linked Twitter accounts promoted ‘doxxing’ over racial tension videos”, which uses fearless investigative insinuations and cutting-edge vagueness to inform readers that viral videos of Americans being racist are essentially a Russian fabrication.

The article’s four authors boldly document the shocking, bombshell findings of a Clemson University study that “almost 30 suspicious Twitter accounts” were involved in retweeting videos of racist behavior from white Americans, and, as alert readers should all be aware by now, “suspicious” is another word for “Russian”. Since we all know that racism has never been a problem in America and only Russian agents could possibly promote such an outlandish idea, we can safely assume that anyone we see sharing viral videos of white Americans being horrible to minorities is a subversive agent of the Kremlin.

Due to the need to protect western democracy from the malign influence of Moscow, it has become increasingly necessary for patriotic citizens to call attention to these nefarious propagandists so that social media users don’t become hypnotized by their soul-corrupting memes. This is why you will very often see alert netizens sounding the alarm online whenever they catch someone doing something Kremliny, such as expressing skepticism of western intelligence agencies or criticizing Kamala Harris. Here are five things you can do to avoid being caught in the crossfire of this vital information war and getting labeled a Russian agent yourself:

1. Always support all actions of the US military and its allies.

There’s only one person who benefits from skepticism toward the activities of western military forces, and that’s Vladimir Putin. Nobody but a GRU agent would question the fact that our brave men and women in uniform are out there fighting for freedom and democracy in the highest interest of everyone involved. Our trusted leaders have never lied to us about what they are using the armed forces for, and they’re not about to start now.

This rule applies to news which demonstrates the need for military action as well. If the television tells you that Bashar al-Assad has dropped poison gas on an area full of children and video cameras, and you find your mind quibbling over details like the absence of any strategic reason for such a thing,

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To avoid new migration wave, Europe should abandon ‘phobia’ of helping Syria – Putin


15-11-18 03:39:00,

The EU must abandon its phobias regarding helping war-ravaged Syria, if it doesn’t want a new migration influx, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“If the world community, and mainly Europe, doesn’t want a new influx of migrants, it should think, get rid of some phobias, and just help the Syrian people, regardless of political bias,” Putin said at a press conference following his visit to Singapore.

Putin has repeatedly stated that the European Union should address immigration issues carefully and review its policies which have encouraged migration. 

In earlier statements, Putin said there are millions of migrants in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey which are “potentially a huge burden” for Europe. This is why the international community should do everything to get these people back home. 

The EU is still haunted by the worst refugee crisis since WWII, which struck the continent back in 2015. The majority of asylum seekers come from conflict-affected countries, including Syria.

In 2017, over 3 million residence permits were issued in the union, according to a recent Eurostat report. More than 223,000 of these permits were granted to Syrians.

“The main migration routes to Europe via the Mediterranean and Balkans follow the pattern of wars that the US and its NATO allies have waged, overtly and covertly, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, among other countries,” Finian Cunningham, a writer who has covered international affairs extensively, said.  Cunningham believes the opening of these routes “draws in migrants” from many other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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