61814 CONvergence >>666<< EVEnt WARning American Patent Law Does Not Exist To Protect Free Speech Only Those That Accept The Mark Of The Beast
US patent office strips Washington Redskins of ‘offensive’ trademarks <–New Name ”666’ers” AKA”Lawless Antichrists”
The US Patent and Trademark Office announced on Wednesday that it is to cancel six trademark registrations belonging to the Washington Redskins, ruling that the NFL team’s name is disparaging to Native Americans.
In a landmark decision, the offices’s trademark trial and appeal board found that the name cannot be trademarked under federal law, which prohibits the protection of names that “may disparage” individuals or groups, or “bring them into contempt or disrepute”.
“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans,” the board wrote in its ruling.
Amanda Blackhorse, who brought the case against the team, called the ruling a “great victory for Native Americans – and for all Americans”
So the Obama IRS worked with the FBI to advance a scheme to criminally prosecute conservative organizations in the final weeks of the campaign season!
While at first the DOJ said the 1.1 million pages of records included only publicly available tax information, Justice officials ultimately reversed course, admitting that some confidential information was released as well.
According to Reps. Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan in a letter to IRS commissioner John Koskinen: “This revelation that the IRS sent 1.1 million pages of nonprofit tax-return data — including confidential taxpayer information — to the FBI confirms suspicions that the IRS worked with the Justice Department to facilitate the potential investigation of nonprofit groups engaged in lawful political speech.”
“[T]his revelation likely means that the IRS — including possibly Lois Lerner — violated federal tax law by transmitting this information to the Justice Department in 2010.”
From the very beginning of the IRS scandal, Judicial Watch has been unearthing the truth about Lerner’s efforts to harass and hamstring conservative organizations.
Reporters Without Borders also cited a study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab which found that Blue Coat software is in use by multiple governments.
“Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all reportedly use a Blue Coat system that could be used for digital censorship,” the organization stated. “Citizen Lab also determined that Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela also used equipment that could be used for surveillance and tracking.”
In other words, the company that listed Infowars as a “violent” web site has allegedly helped several known violent regimes silence free speech in large areas of the planet.
Blue Coat even went beyond simple censorship by deceptively labeling Infowars.com as “racist” and “violent,” which only discourages what would be first-time viewers from visiting the site through unfiltered Internet access because they have been led to falsely believe that Infowars promotes violence and hate in complete opposition to the libertarian non-aggression principle.
Simply put, this is a technological iron curtain working against independent voices which are challenging the status quo and the establishment’s spin on world events.
A corporate web filtering service is blocking access to Infowars.com by falsely claiming the site promotes racism and extreme violence in yet another example of the ongoing censorship of independent media.
Infowars received numerous e-mails yesterday from viewers who could no longer access Infowars.com, including the free audio streams of the Alex Jones Show, because their companies had blocked access to the site.
Upon investigation, it was determined that every company used Internet filtering software by Blue Coat Systems, which miscategorized Infowars.com as a “Violence/Hate/Racism” site, placing it in the same category as the Ku Klux Klan and a cockfighting league.
Blue Coat described their Violence/Hate/Racism category as “sites that depict extreme physical harm to people, animals or property, or that advocate or provide instructions on how to cause such harm.”
What is there to add here: clearly the central-planning academics at the Marriner Eccles building are doing a great job at pushing the Russell 2000 to, well, 2000. Oh wait, this was an article about the Fed’s GDP “forecast.” Lol.
Glazyev’s set of countermeasures specifically targets the core strength of the US war machine, i.e. the Fed’s printing press. Putin’s advisor proposes the creation of a “broad anti-dollar alliance” of countries willing and able to drop the dollar from their international trade. Members of the alliance would also refrain from keeping the currency reserves in dollar-denominated instruments. Glazyev advocates treating positions in dollar-denominated instruments like holdings of junk securities and believes that regulators should require full collateralization of such holdings. An anti-dollar coalition would be the first step for the creation of an anti-war coalition that can help stop the US’ aggression.
Unsurprisingly, Sergey Glazyev believes that the main role in the creation of such a political coalition is to be played by the European business community because America’s attempts to ignite a war in Europe and a cold war against Russia are threatening the interests of big European business. Judging by the recent efforts to stop the sanctions against Russia, made by the German, French, Italian and Austrian business leaders, Putin’s aide is right in his assessment. Somewhat surprisingly for Washington, the war for Ukraine may soon become the war for Europe’s independence from the US and a war against the dollar.
President Barack Obama has seen support for his foreign policy plummet to an all-time low, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NBC poll released Wednesday.
According to the poll, just 37% of respondents said they approved of Obama’s handling of foreign-policy issues, an all-time low. Meanwhile, 57% said they disapproved, an all-time high.
And the foreign-policy approval rating for Obama might be artificially high. The poll was conducted before the crisis in Iraq — a situation for which Obama has been roundly criticized — bubbled up and grabbed international attention.
Obama’s handling of international events have earned him criticism over the past few months — from the crisis in Ukraine to his administration’s decision to execute a prisoner swap to free U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban-affiliated prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
According to the poll, 44% of respondents said the administration should not have made the exchange, compared with 30% who supported it.
Some other highlights from the poll:
While the United States will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew said Wednesday that sanctions could lead to an agreement that will “ensure that Iran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful,” a step short of Israel’s demand for its complete dismantling.
“We have always been clear that we will take the time to do this right, and we will not rush into a bad deal. No deal is better than a bad deal,” he said on his first official visit to Israel.
^^^Senator Coats (039:29 minute mark) puts on the 666 Mickey Mouse Full Metal Jacket by asking ”do you have a plan” and the answer was ”no”, revealed by the response of Chuck Duckahdope Hagel saying ”how could we, we weren’t there”. This of course is a lie, the plan is in action, and not ”being there” exposes the counterintelligence of the Altar of Moloch and the 666 Team 911. The dipshit(s) just lost the trust of every soldier in uniform with half a brain, and it is impossible to ever again regain or recover from todays hearing. Having watched many of these hearings over the years, without reserve, it can be said, there isn’t anyone in this hearing, be they on the panel or in question, that does not now call for a bullet between the eyes. The only comfort anyone can have at this point is that suicide stupid is the revelation of the prophetic strong delusion and these 666 morons confirm the time is short. This is the most charitable description of these dumb bastards. Everyone of these Senators and military pukes, to the Obozo Branch of this dead tree, should be struck with a profound fear for not only their life at this point, but if they actually could feel and understand the loss of their eternal salvation they would have no doubt that they are going straight to Hell at this point.
Saudi Arabia gave an apparent warning to arch enemy Iran on Wednesday by saying outside powers should not intervene in the conflict in neighboring Iraq.
Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal also said Iraq was facing a full-scale civil war with grave consequences for the wider region.
And then there was this hitting moments ago, indicating Iraq intends to further pressure Saudi:
IRAQIS KILL SAUDI ‘TERRORIST’ IN BAIJI REFINERY FIGHT: IRAQIYA
In short: the situation in Iraq, already a jumble of domestic sectarian violence, is now pitting virtually all major (and regional) international players against each other
The real world is not as forgiving as a bought-and-paid-for media; blowback takes many forms. The incoherence of the Bush II/Obama administrations is not only reaping horrendous harvests in the playgrounds of their Imperial ambitions, it is eroding the American public’s trust in their government and the institutions that claim to protect them in a dangerous world.
My colleague Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, tested the flu vaccine for its mercury content.(1) Using state-of-the-art ICP-MS, Adams documented that mercury in the Flulaval vaccine was extremely high at 51 parts per million–25,000 times higher than the maximum contaminant level of inorganic mercury in drinking water as set by the Environmental Protection Agency. (2)
Adams reported that the mercury levels in the flu vaccine were higher than anything he has ever tested, including tuna and other ocean fish.
Keep in mind that an injection of the flu vaccine guarantees that 100% of the mercury in it is absorbed since it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.
Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind. For over twenty years, I have been testing nearly every patient seen in my office for heavy metal contamination. Unfortunately, mercury toxicity is alive and well in our modern world. I have found that over 80% of my patients, both healthy and sick, have mercury toxicity.
The monsters are multiplying. Just months after astronomers announced hints of a giant “Planet X” lurking beyond Pluto, a team in Spain says there may actually be two supersized planets hiding in the outer reaches of our solar system.
When potential dwarf planet 2012 VP113 was discovered in March, it joined a handful of unusual rocky objects known to reside beyond the orbit of Pluto. These small objects have curiously aligned orbits, which hints that an unseen planet even further out is influencing their behaviour. Scientists calculated that this world would be about 10 times the mass of Earth and would orbit at roughly 250 times Earth’s distance from the sun.
Now Carlos and Raul de la Fuente Marcos at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain have taken another look at these distant bodies. As well as confirming their bizarre orbital alignment, the pair found additional puzzling patterns. Small groups of the objects have very similar orbital paths. Because they are not massive enough to be tugging on each other, the researchers think the objects are being “shepherded” by a larger object in a pattern known as orbital resonance.
Newly released records show the Phoenix VA Health Care System paid out roughly $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, when some staff manipulated patient wait-time records to trigger bonuses as veterans died awaiting care.
The issue of bonuses being paid to VA staff while veterans were denied care has infuriated the public and members of Congress, who are trying to suspend the practice
The Republic in March sought numerous records from the VA amid allegations by whistle-blowers that patient wait times were being manipulated to trigger bonuses. Since then, the VA’s Office of Inspector General confirmed those allegations and found employees at the Phoenix VA and facilities nationwide altered patient wait records so they could meet performance goals tied to bonuses.
“We sent a letter to the (Justice Department) and to the attorneys for Lois Lerner too busy to and the other IRS defendants yesterday, giving them until noon Wednesday to respond to several questions,” Mitchell said. “If they don’t respond, we will file a motion in court to allow for an independent forensics expert to have access to the computers and the hard drives and to take the necessary steps to recover and preserve the evidence.”
“We have a bunch of people who are lawless,” Mitchell said. “There are statutes that require the retention of these documents. They would not call in the FBI and the forensic experts at the NSA to recover these emails. I’ve had many, many emails from people around the country saying this is just not possible. This is not 1978. Those emails are not lost. They can be recovered. What I’m worried about is that they’ve proactively destroyed the sources of the hard drives and computers.”
“Everybody should be beyond being shocked at what the IRS can come up with,” Mitchell said. “It’s just breathtaking. This is the most lawless agency. The thing that is most distressing is that if we had independent law enforcement of the nation in Attorney General Eric Holder, instead of an enforcer for the Obama administration’s political hatchet agenda, they could fear that the DOJ would step in and bring the FBI in and do whatever is necessary to recover and preserve documents and prosecute those for failure to follow the statutes.”
She added, “However, we all know that the Department of Justice is complicit in this effort
The federal government on Tuesday announced a nearly $1 billion settlement with SunTrust to resolve allegations that it underwrote and provided faulty mortgage loans.
SunTrust’s conduct is a prime example of the widespread underwriting failures that helped bring about the financial crisis” of 2008
In other words, the day when the Commodity Funding Deals finally end is fast approaching.
And in this context, an unwind of Chinese commodity financing deals would likely result in an increase in availability of physical inventory (physical selling), and an increase in futures buying (buying back the hedge) – thereby resulting in a lower physical price than futures price, as well as resulting in a lower overall price curve (or full carry)
Simply put – all that exuberance based on the high prices of industrial (and non-industrial) commodities was misplaced… shadowy credit expansion and what we now know as ponzi financing merely provided a mirage of demand that hid the true nature of the economy… unfortunatley that mirage sent signals to the world that everything was hunky dory and mal-investment and speculation followed. We are sure, however, that this will all end calmly as investors line up in an orderly fashion and leave the burning theater.
And just in case you thought the rule of law would help…
“[Citic Resources] will conduct its own investigation to ascertain why the court has been unable to enforce its sequestration order in respect of all of the group’s alumina…” said in the statement.
The company will also consider “legal proceedings if necessary”.
This is the first time any firm has actually admitted its missing commodities… let the orderly selling/scramble for collateral begin…
According to the BoE they had 487 tonnes less gold in their vaults in February 2014 relative to February 2103 (in contrast to reports the BoE lost 1300 tonnes in 2013). The BoE is a custodian for central banks and the LBMA, the removed gold from the vaults was most likely from LBMA customers. GLD’s gold inventory is vaulted in London, but I’m not positive how much, if any, of their gold is stored at the BoE. GLD’s stock lost 451 tonnes over this period. If everything GLD lost came from their own HSBC vault, and nothing from their sub-custodian the BoE, the gold removed from both GLD and the BoE in total is 938 tonnes.
However, when we look at UK’s net gold trade over this period (March 2013 – February 2014), we can see 1593 tonnes were exported.
This leaves a gap of 655 tonnes (1593 minus 938), which had to be supplied by additional LBMA or private vaults in London.
A seven-term Republican from Michigan, Mike Rogers climbed the political ladder to become chairman of the Intelligence Committee in January 2011. Kristi Rogers, after years of government service in mid-level administrative positions, moved to the private sector, joining the British-based security contractor Aegis Defense Services to help open its U.S. subsidiary. The newsletter Intelligence Online noted that thanks to Ms. Rogers’ efforts, “Aegis won several major contracts with the U.S. administration.”
She repeatedly dodged questions about Khattala’s meetings with reporters, saying only that an interview “is entirely different from any operation to take these individuals into custody, and there are a range of factors taken into account.”
When asked why no one in the U.S. special forces didn’t simply pose as a reporter, she joked that “we appreciate your view if you’re volunteering yourself for future endeavors.”
“You’re still not addressing the central question… you’re not answering the question of why a reporter was able to get within 6 inches of this guy and U.S. special forces weren’t for more than two years,” Rosen, now exasperated, interjected.
“The answer is that reporters have interviewed a range of terrorists in the past, there’s nothing new about that… that’s entirely different from taking the steps necessary to apprehend someone in a country
Since his rise to power, a number of people have wondered whether Barack Obozo is a Christian or a Muslim. A poll once showed that about 18 percent believe he is a Muslim, even though the Democrat-media complex tells us he is a Christian.
We haven’t received a press release from the Almighty telling us one way or the other, but a post at Now the End Begins pulled together a list of 40 quotes that are quite telling. 20 are Obozo quotes on Islam and 20 are Obozo quotes on Christianity.
The Severodvinsk is the 131st nuclear submarine built for the Russian Navy. It was built at Russia’s largest shipyard, located at Sevmash.
The fourth-generation vessel, the first Yasen K-560 nuclear submarine, was christened Tuesday, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.