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Daily Review 21/09/2016

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  1. adam 1

    Have you stopped participating yet?

    No.

    Only you can stop the system.

    • Paul 1.1

      10 Ways To Opt Out Of The System

      1. Stop Feeding It: First, stop feeding the system. Stop advocating that the government do your bidding. The very idea that government should be powerful enough to do anyone’s bidding is how the elite took it over. You can also stop feeding it by boycotting corporations that do harm to society. Finally, reduce your digital footprint. Giving Facebook your whole life story is the same as giving it to the NSA.

      2. Get Healthy: Modern medicine has become one of the most egregious pillars of control. Even if you have foolishly overpriced health insurance, they require you to attend a minimum number of “well visits” or they can deny claims later on. It’s a clever scheme to get you into the system as much as possible. The only way to feel confident opting out is to get yourself healthy. Simple: eat well and get fit.

      3. Grow Your Own Food: Question: When GMOs finally get labeled, who will make sure they are not wrong? The FDA? Don’t make me laugh. Growing your own food is the most effective and rewarding way to opt out of the system. Get some chickens. Grow a garden. Learn to preserve food. What you can’t grow yourself, buy locally or in bulk quantities direct from the source (i.e., wheat, barley, rice).

      4. Become Your Own Bank: This might be the biggest secret on this list. Did you know that you can opt out of traditional finance altogether? You can be your own bank and benefit from compounding loan payments instead of corporate banks. Oh, and it’s tax free. What is it? Dividend-paying whole life insurance. Before you groan, read this book.

      5. Barter: Dollars are the system’s fuel and its very foundation. Use anything but dollars wherever you can. Do as much of your economic activity as possible with barter, or off-the-books transactions. Agorism, sharing economy, and peer-to-peer opportunities are growing exponentially. Go to the Craigslist “barter” category and engage. Use Bitcoin – open a wallet and get some bitcoin here.

      6. Produce Something: Make something of value. Create something beautiful. Learn a new skill that no one can take from you. It doesn’t even matter if you sell or trade it, because just doing it for yourself is making you more independent.

      7. Homeschool Your Kids: For parents, this is by far the best step you can take to opt out. If you despise the system, why would you expose your children to its indoctrination? Public schools are temples of authority worship to promote a deliberate agenda. The system may not be fixed in your lifetime, but at least your children will be saved from its cult.

      8. Don’t Outsource Your Personal Security: Let’s face it, some people will defend the militarized police no matter how much violence they commit. Scared masses have outsourced their personal security to a seemingly unaccountable armed gang … and the result is a police state for everyone else. Get fit and learn self-defense. That way you don’t have to demand that “authorities” protect the herd like helpless livestock.

      9. Volunteer: Stop begging the government to take care of everything. If you want a better world, go make it happen. The war on poverty is clearly not working. The government criminalizing feeding the homeless all over America should be all you need to know. Disobey. Volunteer for charities, community or church events, or start your own charity.

      10. Move to an Undisclosed Location: Last, but not least, you can just about drop out completely by moving overseas or to an undisclosed location. This can be accomplished, but it won’t occur without some hardship. Leaving friends and family behind may cause more pain than the system is causing you. So you should do serious research and meditation before attempting this option.

      http://www.activistpost.com/2015/01/10-ways-to-opt-out-of-system.html

    • Paul 1.2

      10 Ways To Stop Being A Slave And Bring Down The Pyramids Of Control

      1. Media and Intelligence – Information is knowledge and knowledge is power — this is where it all starts. Turn off the TV, stop passively receiving information that turns you into an idiot at the teat of the “idiot box.” Get creative: start a blog, a neighborhood newsletter, radio show, public access TV or YouTube channel, write encouraging letters to companies you appreciate and nasty ones to those you boycott; DO something; anything to increase awareness. Homeschooling is another great way to help short circuit the negative influences of systematic programming. Even if you don’t agree with homeschooling, or are not able, there are concepts that you can help introduce into your public school to enhance education. Intelligence – there are technologies to thwart constant surveillance, as well as low-tech solutions to high-tech tyranny. The Internet is being used to surveil the public, but it also provides an opportunity for the public to surveil and report the real criminals. Use the system against itself.

      2. Health and Agriculture – Why do tyrannical systems always move to declare methods of independence such as farming, vitamins, raw milk, and natural medication like cannabis as underground contraband systems that threaten the health of society? Clearly because this is a cornerstone of freedom. Learn to make your own medicines, trade on the underground, support other states (and countries) who have embraced food freedom, and stand your ground by forming local community resistance against food and health tyranny. Moreover, simply making your mind and body stronger by pursuing what is natural and healthy will give you more power to challenge the system in every other way.

      3. Energy and Technology – Support true economic development and pursue open source solutions to all technological problems that can affect humanity on the widest scale. These are the technologies that have been suppressed in the past, their creators destroyed; but now there are too many people pursuing goals to free humanity. Embrace innovation and technology, but only as it leads to self-empowerment, self-determination, and genuinely helps the human and environmental condition. There are reportedly many free-energy patents being kept from the public. These technologies can’t be kept secret forever as long as the Internet remains free and open. Support all efforts to maintain Internet freedom and the right to pursue innovation.

      4. Mobility and Flexibility – Always be willing to adapt and move. The structure of tyranny might be global, but there are always pockets of freedom that tyranny ignores — normally based on economic interest. Become adaptable, don’t buy into the “American Dream” of having possessions to define your self-worth. Once you discard the unimportant things, look for specific towns, states, or countries to escape economic decline and those which promote freedom. It’s a difficult decision to pick up and move, especially when extended family comes into play, but discuss your ideas and the evidence for your concerns openly and honestly, and be the first to pioneer the building of a new future — if things begin to collapse in earnest, you will soon be sought after by those who once doubted your “crazy” reasoning.

      5. Prepare for the Worst – Along the same lines as being mobile and flexible, make sure that you store enough supplies to get through a few months or more of tough times. The current system relies on your dependence and they can easily control those who live just-in-time lifestyles. Most people don’t realize how much they “need” the system until something like a blizzard knocks out their power and wipes out the grocery store shelves. It’s wise to store back-up food, have the ability to produce food, gather tools and other items needed during power outages or other disasters, and actively pursue any and all other survival prepping and self-sufficiency techniques.

      6. Refuse to Pay Unjust Debt – This is a moral decision based on the information that much of what was created to be a “loan” was based on a predatory system. As they say, ignorance of the law is no excuse, and that is duly noted, but when confronted with an enemy that has deliberately contrived devious ways to steal productivity and the fruits of honest labor, then the principle of justifiable self-defense is invoked. Forget about your credit score; it is the invisible chain that keeps you in prison. Refuse to pay debts that you know were fraudulently imposed. Remember, the banks never had the money they “lent” to you in the first place; they created it out of nothing to buy your servitude. If you are hesitant to simply quit paying the criminal banks, then learn how to reduce your exposure to all debts.

      7. Create New Banking Systems – We have seen economic collapse taking down countries like dominoes across the third world, and now the first. These money junkies cannot and will not stop. It is up to us to develop systems which permit us to completely withdraw our support for the current system and shield us from manipulated collapses. This may be the most productive way to break free from modern slavery; whether it’s switching to local credit unions, storing precious metals instead of cash, engaging in barter systems or using alternative currencies, or supporting full-blown monetary reform.

      8. Learn a Skill – Learn as many skills outside of your day job as possible. This can be as simple as giving more attention to your hobbies like fishing, hunting, gardening, painting, blogging, tinkering on cars, building things, sewing, cooking, etc. Whatever useful skill you’re most passionate about, learn more about it, become an expert at it, and acquire the necessary tools to start a side business with it. By doing this, you’ll reduce the dependence on your job and find much more fulfillment in life. Remember, skills are the only form of wealth that can’t be taken from you. Additionally, form clubs or partnerships with your neighbors and share your skills and tools to form a stronger community that will be resistant to whatever the systems of control throw your way.

      9. Boycott – Activists have enjoyed many recent victories through boycott, most notably the rapid removal of “pink slime” meat from major supermarket chains following public outcry once they became aware of the product. It goes to show that the public still holds the power over corporations, but the masses must be educated before they’re moved to action. Not you though. Readers of this post know exactly what companies to boycott and why. Start living your principles and follow through on your knowledge. Voting with your dollars DOES work, but not if the aware crowd refuses to do it.

      10. Taxes – Taxes are the most controversial of all — the one that catches the most flak, so the one that must be most directly over the target. How do you feel knowing that money is extracted from you by force to be injected into systems around the world that create violence, rip apart cultures, and put us on a path of complete annihilation and self-destruction? This is slave-like thinking in its highest form of denial. No Constitution of any country anywhere in the world openly recognizes that it is lawful to forcefully extract money you have earned enslaving you for life to kill others with it, upon penalty of imprisonment. It’s the final chain to be broken, and is admittedly the thickest. But how can a machine be built without the funding to build it? The entire prison system we see around us has been built with our own money. Did you authorize it? Did you authorize the preemptive wars, bank bailouts, corporate subsidies, the high-tech surveillance grid that enslaves you?

      http://www.activistpost.com/2012/05/10-ways-to-stop-being-slave-and-bring.html

  2. mauī 2

    There’s little NZ in the news getting tough on Syria at the United Nations. Too bad our PM thought 750 refugees was enough though. Hollow words.

    • Paul 2.1

      Syria Bombing Exposes Cracks in American Facade.

      Yesterday, the USA committed what is – essentially – an act of war against the legitimate government of Syria. The official position is that, due to a breakdown in communication (or possibly bad intelligence), the US Air Force – with Australian support – bombed SAA men and vehicles resulting in the deaths of at least 60 Syrian soldiers.

      The Russian’s are, understandably, incensed. Accusing the Americans of “assisting ISIS” and describing it as an “intentional provocation”, all of which ties into a speech Putin gave yesterday, in which he questioned American commitment to the deal.

      But why did this attack happen? Assuming it wasn’t just straight incompetence, which is always a possibility when dealing with an American military far more concerned with being expensive than efficient, what was the motivation? Why has the Obama administration worked for weeks to get this deal together, only for the USAF to bomb Syrian soldiers days into the ceasefire? Why has Kerry spent hours carefully negotiating with Sergei Lavrov, only for Samantha Power to immediately launch into abusive and hysterical language the moment any even minor conflict occurs?

      The only logical position to take is that, for some reason, some parts of the American political or military establishment are trying to scupper the ceasefire before it can take hold. To smother peace in its cradle.

      This is just the latest in a long line of evidence that suggests, tempting and easy as it is to see American power as monolithic, there are factions at work within the heart of the Empire. It has been suggested, many times, that any cracks in Washington run along party political or institutional lines. Democrats vs. Republicans. The FBI vs. the CIA. It has been mooted that Edward Snowden is a CIA agent out to discredit the NSA. I doubt any breaks run along such neatly defined borders. But we can say there are at least two different groups, with different agendas, ideologies and even realities. For now we shall call them the Realists, and the Lunatics…….

      Read more here.

      https://off-guardian.org/2016/09/18/syria-bombing-exposes-cracks-in-american-facade/

  3. left for dead 3

    Good evening folks, did I hear another lie from John Key on national radio this very hour.
    “I’ve work with Helen Clark for years”

    I thought he was parashooted in too politics late and Ms Clark left very soon after that defeat.

  4. Paul 4

    New Zealand kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, faces extinction

    The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-native predators and human development.
    The kea is the world’s only mountain-dwelling parrot and also one of the most intelligent species of bird known for their playfulness and novelty-seeking nature.
    The birds, which are considered a pest by many New Zealanders, are only found in the mountains of the South Island in a vast habitat of some 3.5 million hectares.
    Conservationists have begun raising the alarm after years of “crashing” population numbers, with the wild kea population estimated to be as low as 1,000-5,000.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/21/new-zealand-kea-the-worlds-only-alpine-parrot-faces-extinction

    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2016/09/nzs-alpine-parrot-endangered.html

    • Bill 4.1

      Would be interested in the break-down of that – ie, how much is due to predation and how much to human development. My uninformed money would be going on the latter as the major cause and then another wadge of money would wager that ‘non-native predators’ get the rap anyway.

  5. (Not So Prime) Minister 5

    A group claiming a dentist misled the public and disrespected other health professionals over fluoridation has publicly released a letter from the Dental Council saying the dentist has been “cautioned”.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11714146

    Just thought I would post this for those who missed it.

  6. Muttonbird 6

    Unfortunate enough to have caught a moment of Key’s speech to the UN. How embarrassing. The delivery was like that of a school aged child, and the content that of a Miss Universe contestant.

    This was Key in the lead-up:

    In terms of Wednesday’s debate, the best New Zealand could hope for was that it would put pressure on others to “hold hands and see whether there’s more that we can do”.

    What kind of pre-teen, Disney-diplomacy is this?

    • left for dead 6.1

      That’s right Muttonbird,
      I thought it was the junior UN debates, for the up a coming amongst us. But alas, some soon too be footnote in our unfortunate past.

      WAR MONGER donkey

  7. ropata 7

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation: our National shame

    Exposed: The dark underbelly of human trafficking in New Zealand
    After flying under the radar for at least a decade, human trafficking only became a major target for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) about two years ago.

    Up until then immigration officials focused on cases of border control or catching individuals trying to dupe the system to enter New Zealand illegally.

    Unlike in most other countries, human trafficking cases in New Zealand are investigated by immigration authorities rather than police.

    “There’s been a number of areas where immigration hasn’t had the presence in the past,” said Murray.

    Trafficking is one of them.

    Last year the Government amended the Crimes Act to include domestic human trafficking, meaning the deception of workers doesn’t have to occur offshore but can happen within New Zealand’s borders.

    Every year the INZ compliance office receives about 900 complaints or allegations of immigration-related offences with the most severe, such as the Ali case, referred to the unit.

    A Herald analysis of worker exploitation cases that occurred before the law change found many could have been classified as trafficking under the new legislation. They either resulted in other criminal charges being laid, such as immigration fraud or worker exploitation, or in some cases no charges at all.

    Examples include:

    • In 2010, a 60-year-old brothel owner who posed as a young surfer online and lured a teenager to New Plymouth before forcing her into the sex trade was convicted of child exploitation.

    • Filipino workers on the post-quake Christchurch rebuild have been exploited with exorbitant fees and forced to live in overcrowded, substandard accommodation with three men to a room.

    • In 2001, a Thai woman escaped from a brothel and claimed she had been trafficked and forced into prostitution.

    • There are allegations migrant workers in the fishing industry have been exposed to exploitation and physical and sexual abuse while aboard foreign charters in New Zealand waters for years.

    • In 1991, a Thai national was convicted of dealing in slaves and sentenced to five years in prison for offering to sell a 26-year-old woman to an undercover police officer for $3000.

    • In 2014, migrant workers in the Bay of Plenty arrived in New Zealand with the promise of jobs in restaurants or offices.

    By failing to label these exploitation cases as trafficking – and, therefore, not obtain convictions, New Zealand has skewed international figures on the prevalence of the crime in the South Pacific.

    The risk of not calling it what it really is means the Government may be reluctant to pour resources into preventing the crime because it is not on the political agenda, said Peter Mihaere of Stand Against Slavery.

    If more cases such as the Ali prosecution are publicly defined as trafficking, “the canvas is going to start having some paint on it,” Mihaere said.

    “It’s about raising awareness and admitting there’s an issue.”

    Despite the lack of prosecutions in New Zealand, the country was first identified as a destination country for human trafficking in 2004 by the US State Department’s Office Trafficking In Persons report, an annual report ranking all countries on their efforts to combat the crime.

    This is an indepth article by investigative reporter Olivia Carville. Read he whole thing to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

    • Draco T Bastard 7.1

      The risk of not calling it what it really is means the Government may be reluctant to pour resources into preventing the crime because it is not on the political agenda,

      There seems to be many crimes that our government doesn’t want to properly name, i.e, us being a tax haven, corruption by government ministers and sexual assault by high flyers.

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