September 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm (Uncategorized)

“The things that will destroy us are:

politics without principle;
pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work;
knowledge without character;
business without morality;
science without humanity;
and worship without sacrifice.”

Mahatma Ghandi

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Another quote

September 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm (politics)


Following my previous post of quotes relevant to banking and monetary systems, I have just came across this gem in the Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith.

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There are three orders in society – those who live by rent, by labour and by profits. Employers constitute the third order. . . The proposal of any new law by or regulation which comes from this order ought always to be listened to with the greatest precaution and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even oppress the public. . .

Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit but constant and uniform combination not to raise the wages of workers. . . . Masters. . .sometimes enter into particular combinations to sink the level of wages. . . These are always conducted with the utmost silence and secrecy. . .

Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality, instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. . .

Perfect liberty can never happen if government heeds or is entrusted to the mean rapacity, the monopolizing spirit of merchants and manufacturers who neither are, nor ought to be the rulers of mankind.
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remembering this was written in 1776.

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Famous Quotes RE:Banking System

September 13, 2009 at 10:30 am (Uncategorized)


A selection of quotes from historical figures. The warnings and observations are so accurate they almost testify to a deliberately engineered global recession which we are now experiencing.

Presidents

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson

… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. -Thomas Jefferson

History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance. -James Madison

If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations. -Andrew Jackson

The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. -Abraham Lincoln

Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands. – Theodore Roosevelt

Despite these warnings, Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow Wilson

Years later, reflecting on the major banks’ control in Washington, President Franklin Roosevelt paid this indirect praise to his distant predecessor President Andrew Jackson, who had “killed” the 2nd Bank of the US (an earlier type of the Federal Reserve System). After Jackson’s administration the bankers’ influence was gradually restored and increased, culminating in the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Roosevelt knew this history.

The real truth of the matter is,as you and I know, that a financial
element in the large centers has owned the government ever since
the days of Andrew Jackson… -Franklin D. Roosevelt
(in a letter to Colonel House, dated November 21, 1933)

Politicians

When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1815

“The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.” Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), German Chancellor, after the Lincoln assassination

“Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” Karl Marx writing in the Communist Manifesto (1848).

“That this House considers that the continued issue of all the means of exchange – be they coin, bank-notes or credit, largely passed on by cheques – by private firms as an interest-bearing debt against the public should cease forthwith; that the Sovereign power and duty of issuing money in all forms should be returned to the Crown, then to be put into circulation free of all debt and interest obligations…” Captain Henry Kerby MP, in an Early Day Motion tabled in 1964.

“Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing. ” Ralph M Hawtry, former Secretary to the Treasury.
“… our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based… We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned.” The Earl of Caithness, in a speech to the House of Lords, 1997.
Bankers

“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694, then a privately owned bank

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people.” Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.

“The banks do create money. They have been doing it for a long time, but they didn’t realise it, and they did not admit it. Very few did. You will find it in all sorts of documents, financial textbooks, etc. But in the intervening years, and we must be perfectly frank about these things, there has been a development of thought, until today I doubt very much whether you would get many prominent bankers to attempt to deny that banks create it.” H W White, Chairman of the Associated Banks of New Zealand, to the New Zealand Monetary Commission, 1955.

Others
“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus.
“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).

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Who Believed Obama ???

August 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm (politics)

He said he wouldn’t hire lobbyists. All he’s done is hire high power lobbyists at every level of government. And he has handed the country over to the oligarchs, the international bankers, to loot the nation, according to Bloomer Financial, $9.7 trillion. He has lied about leaving Iraq. He said that he would take the troops out immediately, now he is saying 16 to 23 months he is going to keep them there. He has increased the troops by 30 thousand, doubling them in Afghanistan. He is bombing Pakistan. Barack Obama promised that he would only raise taxes on those making over a quarter million dollars a year. He has now announced in the Wall Street Journal, he is going to change all the loop holes to tax all Americans, taking waivers for homes, taking away the exemptions. The lies are incredible. Everything Obama has said has been a lie.
The new world order is a private group of ultra rich bankers who are off shore. They are above the US, above Iran, Russia, Venezuela. They are international, and they are creating a network of international laws to regulate, and control, and dominate nations. They openly state that they want to deindustrialize countries, they want to bankrupt the population. They want a poor population that has to go to the government for handouts. They want a domesticated population. So the new world order is what every other dictatorship has called for in history. They are people who want a planetary dictatorship run by a group of plutocratic financiers. It is a world government of, for, and by private bankers.

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Can respect be restored in Britains society

July 17, 2009 at 11:40 am (politics)

BBC2 programme ‘death of respect’ looked at the last 50 years asking how and why we have lost our respect. Simple answer in my head would be to point the finger at the Thatcher Government, but all that achieves is adjoining myself with a blame culture which entangles itself with the ‘I am a consumer’ capitalist free enterprise market. Via this capitalist system, we have a nation which is now simmering and close to boiling over, what we need is solidarity not individuality, a united nation with socioeconomic systems and a Government with policies there are not bullied by banks and business. Political agenda should be based on the assumption that people have the freedom to inquire and create in free association with others, and certainly not under the kinds of external constraints that came to be called capitalism.

How and Why has respect been lost ?
Communities
discouraged and disbanded by various means:social housing policies, cost of socialising, crime fear, community facilities funding cuts, delocalisation of facilities in favour of centralisation – with communities split you create the individual, survival of the fittest.
Divorce rate
Far to easy to get married, have children, get divorced. It has become a normality, and thus breeding a nation where family values hold no meaning – more individuality
Debt Culture
We live in a consumerist culture which is of course part of the capitalist market, with lack of Government regulation the banks have ‘carrot dangled’ lending to joe public to the point where everything we possess we dont own.
Crushed Industry
Steel, Mining, Shipbuilding, Factories. Manufacturing industries all held strong community spirit, local workforce, families, apprenticeships…..etc. The closing of industry can shut down whole areas with decades worth community history –
Social Housing
As part of the consumerist market, people where encouraged through the Thatcher ‘right to buy’ policy to purchase there council house, borrowing money from the all to eager lenders.
Housing funding was cut year after year and required modernisation work falling some ten year behind programmes. A great excuse to sell them off wholesale to Housing Associations – with a ten year legal requirement to uphold council policy, then a freedom to act as private landlords.

Dividing people is an unhealthy breeding, we are naturaly socialistic, take this away and the old way of ‘everyone offering up a hand’ vanishes and becomes a ‘survival of the fittest’.

You are walking through your local park and see a small child on there own and crying, of course you know you have to assist and offer the child help, but I bet the thought ‘I need to be careful otherwise I could get into trouble’ enters your head. Respect yourself and others, help the child, dont be conditioned by fear or other people’s lack of respect.

‘division of labour will destroy Human Beings and turn people into creatures as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a Human Being to be’ Adam Smith.

Mrs Thatcher obviously did not read this bit, or maybe she did…….social engineering conspiracy theories ??? and I am back to where I started, blaming Thatcher.

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The Unseen Government or Quango State

July 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm (politics)

In the midst and uproar surrounding MP’s expenses, (a criminal mis-use of tax payers money), lies, I believe, to be one of the biggest and most scandalous unaccounted and anti democratic use of public money – the Great British Quango Government.
Since NuLab power in 1999 there were a known 135 gov Quangos with Nulab at the time stating there newly formed government would be a more streamlined political office.
2009, there are now approx. 1160 gov Quangos at a cost to the voting tax payer of £64Billion per year, and still a growing trend of this government.
Who? What? Why? you may ask! From a working history within the construction profession here is one example how unnecessary most of these bodies, boards and agencies are.

The following is a list of Government Consultancies to promote and advise on ‘Design Quality’ for the built Environment.

1. Design and Sustainable Development Team (DSDT)
2. Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS)
3. The National Consultancy Unit (NCU)
and last but not least the grandaddy of them all
4. Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

Following a very brief glance as to the consultancy and service they offer it would seem they all offer a muchness of the same guidance ? streamlining ? more like jobs for the boys being created.

Got a community project you need funding for ? apply for a grant, theres millions available, available only to pay consultancy fees. There are no grants to actualy fund your project but you can get lots of money for a quango agency to write you a report.
Got a business enterprise idea and need funding ? apply for a grant,…….same story.

If you wish to comment please name the most waste of time government agency, group etc that you know about. I’m wanting to compile a list to support my application to Mr. Brown, for funding, to enable me to set up office to monitor and advise the services that government quangos provide us, at a grant funded rate and with expenses not accountable for.

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Global Warming – prevention or survival

June 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm (environmental)

oh dear oh dear – the industrial age and the world is nigh, what a load of bullshit -anyone dumb enough to believe that we can slow down global warming enough to make any difference can go and waste there time playing ‘oh look at me! caring for the environment, saving the world, blah blah blah’. Well this planet has been heating up and cooling down over thousands of years all by its pretty little self without the aid of the industial age. Other planets in our solar system are heating up, it is not just planet earth, it is infact more of a ‘solar system warming’ rather than a ‘global warming’, something that scientist are yet to explain.
Sure thing, we do emit ozone harmful gases, we are exhausting the earth’s fossil fuels, we are stock piling waste at an unsustainable rate, we are destroying large areas of forestation – well stopping all these activities and changing the way we live on this planet aint gonna stop the natural process that is global warming. What we must change is the way we live to enable our survival, accept the earth is heating up and the oceans are rising (100metres since 10,000BC), weather patterns are changing, soil structures are altering and some plants and species are facing extinction. If our prehistoric uncivilised stone age lot can survive an ice age then surely we can solution find to enable our survival as the planet does change.
Of course things like alternative energy sources that are less planet damaging should always be sought, recycling where the process is viable and practicle is beneficial, the control of industrial emissions needs to be legislated (not taxed),we need to lose the idea of carbon off-setting (kill a tree plant a tree?), technolgy will always be advancing to new and better ways forward, or not so better ways. The planet we live on is naturally self sustaining, no matter how much it cools down or heats up, it will always be changing along with the element conditions. Unfortunately through our destroying of forestation on massive scales and the world wide tampering of soil structures through geo crops we are are interfering with the natural processes, you can only keep injecting small amounts of poison into something for so long before it will eventualy die.
Then of course there are all the conspiracy theories that it is all just a scare mongering tactic and more to do with world economy, finicial co-operate gains, capitalist structuring, taxation increases…….. and I shall stop right there…must go and sort out the 27 types of household waste and work out what rainbow coloured bags to dispose of it in.

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M. P. ‘s E X P E N S E S

May 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm (Uncategorized)

OK – Fraud, theft, tax fiddle, call it what you want, the simple terminology is ‘crime’, but I doubt there will be any prosecutions or even a sacking. The police in the meantime are carrying out investigations to find the guilty people – those that leaked the expense claim story to the public. I wonder how many of these MP’s actually comprehend that it is a crime, some have volunteered to pay some money back, well whoop whoop, what good people they must be – the ‘invisible guiding hand’ but only when they get caught ! – and they have the nerve to criminalise benefit cheats ! – the warning of political office being comprimised by business interests by the legendry and god like Mr. Smith – well how uncomprimising if they pay the money back, sounds all too much like money in brown paper bags been backhanded about to pay off the prosecution system – well it boils my p£$?

OK you lot in the big room in the picture, here’s an idea – why not pay back half of what you have claimed and denote it to a third world charity –

– to ease the pain, suffering and starvation of the people in this picture


remember this picture next time your filling in your expense claim for a chauffeur driven journey across London for you and friends to wine and dine at some 5 star restaurant.

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Slip in standards ?

May 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm (Uncategorized)

Over twenty something years working within the Architectural Profession I am now rather concerned and sometimes left head shaking in disbelief at the standard of work being issued from the Architects Office. Is it just me ? or is it the case that our standards have slipped ?

Ok, so a lot of projects are so called ‘fast tracked’, possibly due to the procurement and time scales imposed through ‘Design Build’ type contracts – what a load of tosh excuse. From what I have witnessed it seems more likely that the cause is due to basic core values of service not been practised and a lack of understanding of the service we are providing. We provide information in various formats to instruct a Contractor how the building will be built – it is not rocket science -those that treat it as such have most likely been reading to many ‘project management’ books.

How much time does your office spend in producing presentation drawings (job winning importance I understand) compared with the time spent on the construction working drawings – then wonder why you spend so much time answering site queries and trying to cover your arse when the job is on site.

Is the art of construction detailing becoming a thing of the past?, the art of draught ‘person’ ship a lost trade ?. ‘Leave it to the Contractor’ I once got told after spending a full half day working out a tricky little eaves detail – since when does the contractor decide on the detail of the building ?

Become an expert in the basics and the rest will follow.

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Where are all the jobs at ?

May 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm (Uncategorized)

Well after what seems like about twelve months of being told we are not in a recession, we are now stoked with the fear we are in the biggest recession ever, but not to worry because the same lot are telling us it wont last long – hurrah ! The recession has of course hit the construction industry which relies heavily on lenders investing money – no money – no development – no jobs -my twenty four years unbroken employment came to halt at the end of Jan and following three months of nationwide job searching have came to realise how bad things are. All that bail out money giving to the greedy bankers who steered us here in the first place, where is the money for new housing, the zero carbon footprint investment, new schools and health care PFI’s ………….
Anyway got so bored and fed up looking for jobs that dont exist I have stumbled into setting up this blog site.
Anyone know of anyone looking for a talented Architectural Technician, willing to relocate and work for a decent affordable salary. post your contact details please

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