The Elders of Zion, the venerable and shadowy Jewish organisation that controls the international banking industry, news media, and Hollywood, has announced that it is disbanding so that members can retire to Florida and live out their golden years on the golf course.
"We had a good run," said one senior Elder, reminiscing over old photographs of world leaders in his musty, wood-paneled office at an undisclosed location. "Maybe we ran the world for just a little too long. Anyway, now it's Obama's problem."
After a humiliating year left most of its financial holdings, as well as the entire civilised world, on the verge of collapse, the organisation has re-defined its mission in terms of bridge games and making it to restaurants for the Early Bird Special.
The announcement comes after a year in which many of the Elders’ most prized institutions suffered disheartening failures. The vaunted global banking system, which lay at the heart of Jewish world domination for almost two centuries, collapsed with astonishing rapidity, requiring trillions of dollars in bailout funds. The newspaper industry, through which the Elders have controlled world opinion, is in shambles, with prominent papers declaring bankruptcy and forcing millions of readers to form their own opinions. And, in the unkindest cut, Hollywood suffered the humiliation of losing the Oscar for Best Picture to Indian film "Slumdog Millionaire".
The organization's reputation for financial probity had also taken a hit amidst rumours of billions in losses in private Kalooki games against Sheikh Hamad bin Isa of Bahrain. According to inside sources, the organization also lost close to $1 trillion with disgraced investor Bernard Madoff.
Even before this past year, though, the Elders were facing hard times as they struggled to stay relevant and attract young members. The organization has tried to project a more youthful image, setting up a Facebook page and founding a new "Hipsters of Zion" youth division, which has sponsored a number of singles nights. But youngsters haven't been interested.
"World domination just doesn't resonate with the younger generation of Jews," said Marvin Tobman, a professor of non-profit management at San Diego State University and expert on Jewish communal life. 'They want the fun of fixing the world, not the responsibility of running it."
These recent troubles have worried even some of the Elders’ sharpest critics. "I always used to complain that Jews ran the world," said Reginald Weber, author of "Zionists and Zookeepers: The Unholy Alliance." "But now, I’m starting to worry that nobody's in charge."
Monday, March 16, 2009
The views expressed by the various pro drug lobbies are a distortion of the truth. Source: Daily Dose; posted by Peter O'Loughlin on 13 Mar 2009 at 6:23 am
The Facts V The Propaganda
Notwithstanding research carried out by the National Treatment Agency (NTA) which clearly established that the majority of those who have developed dependence, wish to become drug free; here in the UK, the focus for the past 10 years has been on harm reduction, rather than seeking to engage users into abstinence focused recovery. The outcome of this disastrous and misguided policy has been an escalation in drug related deaths which are at their highest for 5 years, 325 of which are attributed to methadone, the flagship of the harm reductionists, together with a devastating increase in the spread of blood born disease among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) The statistics provided by the Health Protection Agency for England and Wales are as follows:
The level of HIV infection among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in England and Wales is higher now than at the start of the decade.
In the remainder of
The prevalence of Hepatitis C among IDUs has increased from 33 percent in 2000 to 42 per cent in 2006.
Approximately 1 in 5 IDUs has Hepatitis B infection, which extrapolates as an increase approaching 200 per cent since 1997.
The escalating increase in blood born disease has occurred despite the plethora of needle exchange facilities throughout England and Wales, and the growth of supervised drug consumption rooms
It is self evident from the foregoing that here in the UK at least, it is not the lack of harm reduction measures which is contributing to avoidable deaths and the epidemic of blood born disease being wreaked on our society, but the use of toxic psycho active substances.
It is not so called prohibition which has failed, but the encouragement by way of the tacit permission, and in many instances, the not so tacit encouraging of continued use, inherent in the harm reduction ideology, which has failed users and society so abysmally.
The supporters of Harm Reduction, under their various guises have never allowed the truth to interfere with their propaganda, or indeed their more covert agenda, to legalise drug use; the main beneficiaries of which would be the pharmaceutical industry. Such a move would be to inflict further incalculable harm on society, since it would result in a growth of use and addiction, similar, if not more widespread, to that seen in the late 1800s when most of the drugs which are controlled today, were in fact legal.
The growth of drug use during that period was the direct result of concerted efforts by leading members of the medical profession in promoting drug use, many of whom were influenced by Sigmund Freud, who was so unethical in his dealings that he accepted separate commissions from two competeing, large pharmaceutical companies, both of whom are still in business today, to write papers extolling the benefits of that destructive substance, cocaine, not only as the elixir of life, but also as a cure for alcohol and morphine addiction. The rest as they say is history
One has to ask is it a coincidence that many of the bodies, who are pressing for an end to what they term as prohibition, receive research grants from the pharmaceutical industry?
The views expressed by the various pro drug lobbies are a distortion of the truth.
Source: Daily Dose; posted by Peter O'Loughlin on 13 Mar 2009 at 6:23 am
Posted by David Berner at 12:52 PM
Further to the posting of TURNER - THE MIDNIGHT THINKER...
Yes, identity. Agreed. that is crucial.
Values are central to this discussion.
It is always risky to open the cask labelled "values," lest a hoard of bible-based, Koran-thumping, Torah-waving zealots jump on board.
But I think the changing and abandoning of certain values is at the core of what has happened to Vancouver - and the world - in the past four decades.
Here is a lift from the morning Vancouver Sun:
"Teachers complained Sunday that school principals are ordering them to never give zeros when marking class assignments, to accept late work and to allow students to rewrite tests as many times as it takes for them to get good marks."
What does that say about values?
It says that we can never say, "No," to the precious little princes and princesses known as children for fear they may no longer love us, or they may report us to higher authorities or they may run away downtown and be given money by social workers to live in hotel rooms.
It says, that in spite of spending billions of taxpayers dollars and completely disrupting the lifeblood of the city on a sports competition called the Olympics, in spite of all that, we, as a society have otherwise made competition a dirty word. Children must cooperate. They needn't compete. Everyone gets a ribbon. Everyone is a winner.
Soft-brained wish-fulfillment drivel.
Life is endlessly competitive. In the home, in the 'hood, in business, in politics, in war. Doesn't necessarily mean that is a good thing, but that's real life. Try being 15 years old and living in China and looking for your next step in education. You'll experience some real competition.
What about other values?
What about giving heroin addicts needles and places to shoot and giving crack addicts clean pipes to smoke?
What do those public policies - aided and abetted by pseudo-science and the agreement of the silence of the masses - say about our values?
Do you rally want to live with a using addict? Do you want to aid and abet misery? Because heroin addiction and crack addiction and alcohol addiction are misery. They are degrading hideous nightmares. Don't you want to see people get off the cycle?
What are your values when you want to help them stay stupid and miserable?
You think you are reducing harm?
Why? Because a criminologist hiding in a tiny cubicle in academia told you so? Because it is the official story?
But would you actually walk across the street to give a drunk a clean shot glass?
Vancouver has rightly and sadly gained a world-wide reputation as being soft on crime and soft on drugs.
You actually can still rationalize that your little weekend pot habit is cute and O.K.?
You have no understanding of the murderous trail that has put that pot into your hands?
Our courts long ago abandoned "protection of the public" as a core idea in sentencing.
Psychos, murderers, rapists are released every day on parole, mandatory parole, probation, time-served, double-time served, anything that will recognize the inalienable rights of the accused.
And the rights of the community?
It has been said often enough that we get the Shakespeare that we deserve. Or the politicians. Or the pop singers.
And perhaps we get the Vancouver that we deserve.
Gangs that can't shoot straight haven't sprung willy-nilly from the ooze without warning.
We have nurtured them by being laissez-faire, laid-back, oh-so-cool tolerant of the worst in our own behaviour.
We let our young girls dress like whores in public and we let our young boys emulate gangsters. It's cute, apparently.
A mother and a daughter shop at Costco wearing matching grey sweatpants that say something adorable like, "Ass" across their ass.
We make a point of parking in handicapped spots "just for a minute," even when there's a whole empty lot available. We are teenagers all, pathetically rebelling against the social compact.
Nobody can tell me what to do.
Every time we speak of public policy, whether it is about garbage or botany or tax rolls, we are speaking about our own values.
Vancouver might be a healthier place if we truly cared about what we really want in our lives.
Posted by David Berner at 9:06 AM