Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Texas Challenges Federal Reserve, Russia Tests Long-Range Nuclear Capable ICBMs, N Korea Upgrades Missile Tower For Possible October Launch

Texas Challenges Federal Reserve – Launches Gold-Backed Bank - Freedom Outpost

In a move to bypass the unconstitutional fiat system of the privately-owned Federal Reserve, the State of Texas is establishing a gold-backed bank. Legislation signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott establishes the Texas Bullion Depository, which will allow anyone who wants to deposit and trade in precious metals the opportunity to do so, thus allowing them to retain the value of their money.

On June 12, 2015, Governor Abbott said, "Today I signed HB 483 to provide a secure facility for the State of Texas, state agencies and Texas citizens to store gold bullion and other precious metals. With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state."

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, author and sponsor of HB 483 said, "The really interesting part about this depository, which hasn't been getting a lot of press," is that "with this depository, private individuals and entities will be able to purchase goods, and will be able to use assets in the vault the same way you'd be able to use cash."

"This is different than your traditional bank - a traditional bank lends money. Especially if you're in Greece right now, you know that if you go to the bank, and everybody went to the bank to try to get their deposits out, there's not enough paper money to cover it. That causes a whole bunch of concerns. What this depository does is, it doesn't allow that - if there are 5,000 bars of gold in there, there will be 5,000 gold bars there, and you'll be able to access your deposits directly upon demand," Capriglione said.

"We set up a system of depository agents so you can have any corporation, any group, basically start a depository agent, and they can send and receive through this depository system, outside of the Federal Reserve System."

The Tenth Amendment Center's Michael Bolden said, "The key is to make it so people can use gold and silver instead of fiat paper money. A bill like this won't nullify the Fed on its own, but it is an important step forward in that direction."
Many people may question whether or not this is constitutional. The reality is that it is very constitutional. According to Article 1, Section 10:
According to Rep. Capriglione, "This could very well make the Federal Reserve System unnecessary."
I'm all for that as it will eliminate a foreign entity from pushing us further into debt. The question is, will this go unchallenged by a tyrannical federal government, or are we about to see the beginnings of the second secession from the Union? Time will tell.

Just when you thought they’ve tried every trick up their sleeves to disarm American citizens, the creative minds within the Obama administration have come up with a new idea.
Because seizing firearms from veterans has been so successful, they figure they can give it a shot on a much more massive scale, and they’ll be using a Presidential Executive Order to make it happen.
This time the President will be targeting 4.2 million Americans who are receiving Social Security benefits for disarmament:

Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.
The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others.
A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”

But critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disabled — say that expanding the list of prohibited gun owners based on financial competence is wrongheaded.
Though such a ban would keep at least some people who pose a danger to themselves or others from owning guns, the strategy undoubtedly would also include numerous people who may just have a bad memory or difficulty balancing a checkbook, the critics argue.
“Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe,” said Dr. Marc Rosen, a Yale psychiatrist who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money. “They are very different determinations.”

This attack on America’s Seniors is unprecedented and speaks volumes about what anti-gun fanatics in America want to do to the rest of us.
As Bearing Arms notes, the move is a tyrannical declaration by executive fiat and is a “broad brush” approach that will strip Second Amendment rights from Americans who have committed no crime and pose no danger to society.

If the President’s efforts are successful then it’s not difficult to see where mental health assessments go next. With Obamacare’s preventative care mandates it should be clear that the next phase in the disarmament of America will target adults between the ages of 18 and 62.

In fact, it’s already happening. California, the petri dish for a wide variety of socialist viruses, has already implemented statutes that allow the police to enter a person’s home and confiscate their weapons based on accusations of mental illness alone. Keep in mind that they have given themselves the legal authority to do this before any tests on the gunowner have been performed. They seize your gun first, then you have to prove your innocence.

And while you can dismiss this as California being typical California, anyone who thinks their state will be any different is kidding themselves. They’ll simply pass this on the Federal level, just like Obamacare and scores of other legislative actions, and it will be enforced directly by the Executive Branch.

Moreover, it is also important to note that the government has recently released new guidelines on mental illness and it turns out that if you are even reading this web site you have a diagnoseable condition:

The Obama administration has a new partner in crime and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The APA created the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) which was recently adopted. DSM 5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. As many of these practitioners point out, the new DSM-V makes a pathology out simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one.
This constitutes a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness that promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who oppose its unconstitutional policies as having “political paranoia,”  which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness.
Essentially, with the new DSM-V, a psychiatrist has the means with which to diagnose pretty much every single American with some type of mental illness.
And the second that diagnosis hits the national Obamacare database you will red-flagged for disarmament.

The Russian military was pressing ahead with the design and manufacture of new nuclear-capable heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles that were expected to be ready for testing in 18-24 months, the Russian government-backed news agency Tass reported. The Kremlin has prioritized the modernization and strategic location of its ICBM missile fleet during the last year because of renewed hostility between Moscow and NATO over the annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s continued involvement in the Eastern Ukraine war.  
"As of today, the third stage of the design and development work is underway. I believe we’ll reach the stage of tests of this heavy missile in 18-24 months," an aide to the Strategic Missile Force Commander Igor Denisov said Tuesday.

The missile, known as Sermat, will reportedly have an operational range of 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) and be able to travel at 24,500 kilometers per hour (15,220 mph). The missile, which can reportedly also deliver up to 15 separate warheads to independent targets, will likely be stationed in the East or West of the country to maximize its delivery range.

In recent weeks Russia has continued testing its shorter-range Iskander missile, which it was threatening to place in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad. Such a move would provoke Russia’s main nuclear rivals in Washington to consider placing U.S.-made and -operated missiles back in Britain, from where it removed intermediate-range missiles at the end of the Cold War in 1991.   
The move by Russia and the U.S. would be in breach of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Force Treaty, which prohibits the use of ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km (300 to 3,400 miles).

North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012. That launch was widely considered successful in putting an object into space orbit, the Yonhap report said.

North Korea is banned under U.N. Security Council resolutions from conducting tests that use ballistic missile technology but has defied international warnings and sanctions to pursue missile and nuclear programs.
"Our assessment is that the North will use the newly upgraded Tongchang-ri (missile) launch pad to launch a long-range missile larger than Unha-3," Yonhap quoted a South Korean government source as saying.

Unha-3 refers to the long-range rocket fired in 2012 from the base near its west coast.
The launch is likely to come around the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North's ruling Workers' Party on Oct. 10, the source was quoted as saying.
South Korea's Defense Ministry could not immediately confirm the report but an official said they were seeking to verify it.

Abby Johnson wasn’t horrified by last week’s undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood doctor describing over lunch and wine how to “crush” a fetus during an abortion to preserve the organs because she’s been there.
In her previous role as clinic director for a Planned Parenthood facility in East Texas, Ms. Johnson said part of her job was to sift through the aborted fetal tissue and organs, pack them in a container with dry ice, check the consent form and “ship them off.”
Like Dr. Deborah NucatolaPlanned Parenthood senior director of medical services, Ms. Johnson said she and her colleagues would talk about their work, even indulge in “gallows humor” as they wound down after hours over margaritas and chips.

“I lived that life,” said Ms. Johnson in an interview. “I worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years at an abortion facility, and I ran the facility, and that was very common for us after a long day of work — after a long day of performing abortions, the staff going out to eat, having drinks, talking about the day.”

That’s no longer her life. Ms. Johnson, 35, resigned in 2009 after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion. Three years ago, she founded And Then There Were None, dedicated to helping abortion clinic employees leave the business by providing counseling, recruiting services, legal fees, even a month’s worth of replacement salary.
The video prompted her to write an open letter last week to Dr. Nucatolaoffering assistance and saying, “I get how something grotesque to others can seem ordinary.”
The video, released Tuesday by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, shows Dr. Nucatola discussing how much fetal organs are worth, raising alarm over whether the organization is profiting from the sale of donated fetal tissue in violation of federal law.

House and Senate Republicans have called for a congressional investigation, while governors or attorneys general in at least three states — Georgia, Indiana and Ohio — launched probes into state abortion clinics to determine if fetal organs and tissue are being sold for profit.

“They [clinics] could say, ‘Well, it’s more difficult for me to harvest a brain than it is for me to harvest a kidney, so that collection fee is going to be $1,000 for a brain, whereas it’s only going to be $400 for a kidney,’” Ms. Johnson said. “And the problem is that it’s so subjective, the amount of money that can be charged. That’s really where we need reform.”

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