Bill Still’s Correction On Bank Of Canada Lawsuit Report.

Posted on February 10, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

Bill Still issued a correction on his recent report about a lawsuit against the government/Bank of Canada. His original report was that the citizen monetary reform activist group COMER (Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform) lawsuit had resulted in a decision where the Bank of Canada lost and the court ordered the bank to return to the debt-free sovereign money creation system pre-1974. He erroneously reported that the Bank of Canada had 60 days to appeal the decision.

In his correction, Mr. Still points out that what really happened in the lawsuit was that the COMER group had won the right to sue the Bank of Canada; that lawsuit being over Bank of Canada’s money creation change which transformed the Bank’s system from a debt-free sovereign model to one which creates/borrows Canadians’ money supply from private financial institutions, beginning in 1974.

So, the COMER group has won a lesser victory, but still has the opportunity to convince the courts in Canada that the Bank of Canada must return to issuing the nation’s money supply debt-free. This, according to Bill Still, may, if COMER wins their lawsuit, could become implemented in a step-by-step, 10% annual increase of the debt-free money supply spent by the government into society.

Famed inventor Thomas Edison thought that going through financial institutions/banks to create a nation’s money supply was only enriching bankers unnecessarily, and that governments should simply issue/create a nation’s money directly. The court decision in Canada, although expectations were inadvertently raised by Mr. Still’s mistake, remains “good news from Canada” although the true legal battle is yet to begin.

In the world of national central banks, the COMER group has made a rare advancement toward real monetary reform. While this encouraging development is occurring in Canada, in the United States Congress there is a strong push for fully auditing the Federal Reserve. As the Bob Dylan song title said: “The times they are a-changing.”

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(Thank you to Bill Still at YouTube)

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Bank Of Canada May Go Back To Sovereign, Debt Free Money.

Posted on February 6, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-42Journalist, monetary reform activist and documentarian Bill Still recently reported on what he describes as “good news from Canada”. According to Mr. Still, a Canadian organization called Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) has experienced success in its lawsuit against the central Bank of Canada.

For readers in America, note that the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve are different in that the Canadian central bank is essentially owned by the Canadian people – a public bank, while the central bank of the United States is owned and controlled by a private banking cartel.

Canada’s bank was nationalized in 1938, and for decades issued debt-free money to finance a number of large projects, including airports, subways, a national pension fund, the national health system, various infrastructure projects, and related initiatives for Canadian society’s necessities.

From the time of the Bank of Canada’s nationalization in 1938 until 1974 when the government decided to convert from debt-free money creation to borrowing through the sale of bonds, inflation – in contradiction to predictions by the so-called “gold bugs” – has never emerged as a concern or problem.

In the three years after 1974 and the switch to debt-based money creation for Canada, inflation rose dramatically, and the Canadian people saw the prices of everything climb, especially home prices. The lawsuit brought by COMER and two individuals, calling for the repeal of the 1974 decision, asks that the Bank of Canada return to the debt-free money creation mandate in place from 1938-1974.

Apparently, the government/Bank of Canada has no other option in fighting to prevent a successful COMER lawsuit but to go to the Canadian Supreme Court, which will occur at a future date not yet certain. From Bill Still’s perspective, if COMER prevails in Canada’s Supreme Court in this huge case, such a decision would send “shock waves” through the world’s central banking system.

Worth noting is that the Harper government in Canada has allegedly suggested strongly to the country’s mainstream media to suppress reporting on the possibly historic, world-consequence legal case. The attorney representing plaintiff COMER against the Bank/Government of Canada throughout the legal proceedings starting in 2011 seems to think a form of “gag order” has been directed toward Canada’s largest broadcast corporations.

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For more information, visit www.comer.org

(Thank you to Bill Still at YouTube)

Goodbye Karen Hudes, Hello Bill Still.

Posted April 30, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“A man’s judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning process and make him something less than a man.”

– Arthur Hays Sulzberger (1891-1968) Publisher, New York Times

abstract4-1Is it a big deal or not? Disappointment experienced after becoming aware that what one thought about another isn’t quite right is a hard thing to deal with. This blog has posted three interviews of Karen Hudes – a woman known as the “World Bank Whistleblower” –  since its inception in late May 2013. Ms. Hudes has appeared on many interview programs in the past few years, while many have come to view her as a “hero” for her fearless speech directed at the super-rich and powerful. This writer admits having an initial fascination with her, because her early accounts seemed to prove that she was a genuine and important whistleblower.

That fascination led to a willingness to stay tuned to her as time moved along, and intermittent listening to most recent interviews etc. Unfortunately that initial fascination has turned to disappointment, and the deleting of her posted interviews and web address. This personal transition in perceptions of Ms. Hudes was a slow one, and finally second thoughts and a few analytical questions made the break from Karen Hudes inevitable.

The first question that created doubt about her was “why has she never appeared on any panel discussions with monetary reform activists, attorney colleagues, and/or economics professors?” So, one looks at her public persona and finds that her appearances – including RT, but mostly internet radio/alternative news – are never ones where she engages in group discussions. She always appears alone with a lone interviewer.

Perhaps because she is an Ivy-league trained attorney with a degree from Yale, along with her study of economics in Europe, it became clear that interviewers were somewhat intimidated with her credentials, including her 20 years in the World Bank. As time went by, it became perceived that, because of that constant credential-intimidation, interviewers were derelict in their duty to dig deeper into Ms. Hudes’ claims. All along, with each of her hundreds of interviews, no host has asked the type of penetrating, intellectual questions which would force Ms. Hudes to prove her assertions.

Her talks have been a mixture of well-established facts and theories yet to become proven.

With regard to the unproven assertions, Ms. Hudes consistently mentions a German banker/lawyer by the name of Wolfgang Struck, who she claims has “signatory authority” somehow inherited from Philippines Dictator Ferdinand Marcos – an authority to sign for the release of the world’s entire gold supply. Visiting Ms. Hudes’ YouTube channel one finds she has three videos posted, none of which have become enriched by any appearance of Mr. Struck, the man who is, according to Ms. Hudes, just waiting patiently, in anxious anticipation, to sign off and release to humanity the hundreds of thousands of ounces of gold stashed in Switzerland banks, Philippines banks, and Hawaiian banks, while God only knows how many thousands more ounces were buried someplace in the Philippines.

Wolfgang Struck. The Karen Hudes mystery man.

If any reader has ever seen Mr. Struck speak on camera, or seen any photos of him, or heard him speak on a radio program – if you have any evidence of this “World’s Gold Controller” – please share your information. Most readers are familiar with an American union boss by the name of Jimmy Hoffa who mysteriously disappeared decades ago after last being seen in the Detroit, Michigan area – and never seen again. If by chance, Ms. Hudes, you come to these words, please answer this question, “Is Wolfgang Struck your version of Jimmy Hoffa?”

Ms. Hudes appeared on the scene some three or more years ago, yet has anyone seen her give an academic-like presentation? Has she ever been seen in front of a live audience? Has she ever collaborated with her fellow whistleblowers around the world in a Skype conference call of two hours or longer in duration, where her “team of whistleblowers” discuss specific actions to bring into reality their shared goals?

Just a few moments on the uneventful way I made the decision to separate from Karen Hudes. The son of Academy-award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone – Sean Stone – was spoken about by another talk show host. Without knowing that Ms. Hudes had been interviewed by him, I went to see what was happening lately on his (Sean Stone’s) “Buzzsaw” show. So, Ms. Hudes was appearing and I listened to it. The show began with talk about a so-called “secret constitution” of 1872, where the name of the original became changed from “Constitution of the United States” to “Constitution for the United States”, allegedly making the United States and each of the 50 states corporations.

Sean Stone:    “In 1871, the Constitution of the United States was changed, from the original constitution we all believe we live under, giving us certain rights and laws, and that was changed from the Constitution of the U.S. to the Constitution for the U.S., as a corporation. And that happened in 1871. Can you get into a little more detail as to what actually occurred at that point?”

Karen Hudes:    “Yes Sean, thanks for having me back, and that’s exactly what happened. In 1872, Benjamin Franklin went to Paris and was negotiating with the banks that were helping to finance the Revolutionary War, and, uh, so when the money came due and we couldn’t pay it, this was after the Civil War, which by the way was incited by the Jesuits, at the end of the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln had issued greenbacks that were not going to carry interest to the bankers, he was assassinated by the Jesuits, and after they had taken care of that business, what they did was they set up this secret constitution, and under that constitution the U.S. Congress became managers of a corporation in the District of Columbia. The states were also turned into corporations, and this allowed the money that was being generated to go to the bankers to pay interest. The money went to the City of London which kept about 40% of it, and then it went off, 60% roughly, went off to the Vatican, the Jesuits, whose bankers were financing the United States. The Federal Reserve is for taking taxpayer money and transmitting it to the City of London and the Vatican.”

Ms. Hudes error of starting the interview by saying, “in 1872, Ben Franklin went to Paris” drew some not small notice from viewers in the comments section – Ben Franklin died in 1790. In the moments after she spoke that historical error, it seems Ms. Hudes has, in her legally trained mind, acknowledged to herself that she had made the date error. Evidence of this shows up/is seen at her first “uh”, where in her mind she comes to realize her mistake. But, instead of sensibly and properly issuing an immediate correction: “Did I say 1872, Sean? I meant 1782”, she makes sure to, a few words down the road, to squeeze in “this was after the Civil War, which by the way was incited by the Jesuits”.

Later on she tells Sean Stone that Franklin negotiated British/European financing for 100 years, resulting in the 1872 default by the American government and necessitating the “secret, second Constitution”.

Bill Still is a man who has researched, written, and produced documentary films on monetary reform for 34 years. He also listened to the talk, then commented on the Stone/Hudes interview: “Ben Franklin died in 1790. That’s all you have to know about Karen Hudes.”

Unfortunately it needs saying but, because of a great respect for Oliver Stone and a wish for his son’s success, Sean Stone allows Ms. Hudes to fill in the half-hour interview without pressing her with probative, get-to-the-essential-facts/proof of her claims questions – an all too universal interviewer style in every Karen Hudes appearance. Simply, no interviewer that I know of has ever directly challenged her to go any deeper, with requests for detailed and complex specifics to prove her – well – unproven claims.

The final straw came after listening to the Stone/Hudes interview when I listened to her on another show. Some internet surfers may have an awareness of these elongated human skulls that the Smithsonian evidently has in their safekeeping. Karen Hudes claims that there is a second human-type race/species walking this Earth, and that they are the “real World power behind the scenes”, essentially pulling the strings of the Jesuits and the Vatican. She gave her proof as coming from a Peruvian man who emailed her that he had seen one of these elongated-head species – “Homo Copensis” (or something) – inside a Peruvian bank while attending a personal loan-related meeting.

No photos, no nothing.

A search at Amazon books failed to find any authored by Karen Hudes.

The questions about who or what is behind or sponsoring her are in need of answers.

Probably the most disappointing aspect of all is that so many fine men and women journalists/alternative media hosts will now have to admit what has been confessed here. Karen Hudes took a lot of people on a long ride to nowhere. While disappointing for many who placed their hopes on her, probably the most descriptive word is saddening. One feels deep sadness for both her followers/believers and Karen Hudes herself.

Let’s hope Wolfgang Struck is happy in Peru.

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That was not pleasant.

Reason for optimism, though.

Bill Still’s latest report goes into some important writings by a world-respected economist about monetary reform. In an April 24, 2014 article by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times, Mr. Wolf – according to Bill Still, a man who “when Martin Wolf speaks, the world’s economists listen” –  suggested the potential of major reform in the way money is created. For monetary reform activists like Mr. Still, Ellen Brown, and others, this development is very large and analogous to an historic scientific breakthrough that promises to change the world.

One has to feel good for Bill Still. Here’s a man who has had his nose to the grindstone researching monetary issues for some 34 years. He’s been like a voice crying out in the wilderness, like the man who has been crying wolf – except that the wolf has been real. He can take some satisfaction that his efforts may finally be paying off, that his very important work making films and writing for over three decades is finally producing fruit.

Visit Bill Still’s website at billstill.com

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From “Desiderata”:

“Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.”

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Signs Of Hope For The Middle East.

Posted on February 5, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Take hope from the heart of man, and you have left a beast of prey.”

– Marie Louise de la Ramee (1838-1908)

365-1Being a big supporter and admirer of Bill Still, it is always a good thing to catch up on his latest reports. After watching some of his recent reports on YouTube let me suggest to readers that they visit his YT channel and offer him as much encouragement as you can. Bill seems like he is suffering some from burnout and it seems he could use some healthy cheering up. While there you can learn a lot from almost every report he’s made, as it is clear that Bill only reports on events and situations that are relevant.

Let me take a few moments to convey my respect for Mr. Still. He is probably most well-known as a documentary filmmaker on the issue of monetary reform. His first widely viewed film was “The Money Masters”, followed by “The Secret of Oz”, and now “Jekyll Island”. He has worked for years to make people aware of the problems associated with the current debt-based money system, the positive results which would come from placing the power of money creation back in the hands of the people, as well as ending the fractional reserve system and replacing that with a 100% reserve requirement for banks.

He ran for president as a libertarian in 2012.

Perhaps this writer is short on people-judgment skills, but Bill Still is one reporter who has developed an ability to insert common sense into virtually every article and post he writes or produces.  Using a baseball batter as an analogy, Mr. Still has one of the highest batting averages regarding sensible information presentation of all reporters of the issues he delves into. So, stop by Bill’s YT channel and cheer him up some. He will surely appreciate it and he responds to comments there.

Catching up on his latest posts there was one of Nigel Farage in the European parliament, one catching up with public banking advocate Ellen Brown and her coming run for Treasurer in California, two on Edward Snowden’s recent interview in Germany, and this one about Iranian President Rouhani. Nigel Farage spoke to the EU Parliament about upcoming elections and the possibility of a dissolution of the EU due to failed policies of concentrated power. Ellen Brown talked about an upcoming campaign event at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion, where she will be on the speakers list along with Marianne Williamson, who is running for the Congressional seat held now by Henry Waxman, who will be retiring after 40 years in Congress.

There isn’t much to convey about the Snowden interview, because the video stopped at 3 minutes in, a technical glitch that is understandable in these times. During the 3 minutes Snowden said that he acted completely on his own and has no contacts with governments outside the USA. Snowden also pointed out that he would not be able to defend himself in a courtroom with a jury if he returned to America, so he sees no chance to return for a trial.

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Ellen Brown’s contact with Bill Still looked like a welcome meeting for Bill, as he and Ms. Brown are in the same monetary field of study/research, and colleagues in a growing effort to increase the awareness and advocacy of monetary reforms. Ellen mentioned that very few men and women are even aware of the concept of public banking, so her continuing efforts to raise awareness will be a major reason for success in her run for Treasurer in California. For those reading this from California, please help both Ellen Brown and Marianne Williamson in their respective political races.

It is probably the case that Mr. Still looks a little tired because of the tremendous battle he has waged to wake people up to the problems and opportunities with regard to reforming the world’s monetary systems, and increasing freedom for humanity.

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Bill Still’s analysis of Iranian President Rouhani is optimistic, pointing out that Rouhani seems like he is sincere in his wish to avert war, establish good relationships with all nations and people, as well as Mr. Rouhani’s assertion that his country has no wish to produce a nuclear weapon. Mr. Still reports that Iran has suggested the reopening of an American embassy in Iran, and that Iran has the potential to lift the 2/3 of its population under 25 years old and Iran into the top ten of the world’s national economies.

If this analysis by Bill Still is as common sense and accuracy filled as almost every other report he has produced, then there is reason for men and women around the world to hold some amount of hopeful optimism for the Middle East.

God knows the men, women, and children of the Middle East need hopeful and optimistic signs. 

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(Thank you Bill Still at YouTube)