Lessons from History
April 29, 2009, 6:38 am
Filed under: cover-up, fascism, history, illegal, infowar, interesting, Miscellaneous, politics, random

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”  – Thomas Szasz  

Great Depression Cooking show – BoingBoing 4/13/09

The dangers of printing money: four lessons from history – Times Online, UK 3/5/09

Wikileaks publishes $1b of semi-secret reports– Raw Story 2/8/09

Maps of War – Imperial History of the Middle East – Maps of War.com

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans…the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

President John F.Kennedy, The Federal Reserve And Executive Order 11110  – John F Kennedy.net

On June 4, 1963, a little known attempt was made to strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the government at interest. On that day President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order No. 11110 that returned to the U.S. government the power to issue currency, without going through the Federal Reserve. Mr. Kennedy’s order gave the Treasury the power “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.” This meant that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation. In all, Kennedy brought nearly $4.3 billion in U.S. notes into circulation. The ramifications of this bill are enormous. 

George Herbert Walker Bush and his connection to the JFK assassination – 911blogger.com 4/17/09 

In light of Russ Baker’s new book, Family of Secrets, people are taking another look at Hankey’s research, which by independent means touches upon some of the same themes, especially George Herbert Walker Bush’s connection to the assassination of JFK.

I met Hankey at the 2006 COPA conference, where he did a presentation on his indy documentaries, “JFK II”, and “The Assassination of JFK Jr.” – I filmed his presentation, which you can see here

John Dean’s Role at Issue in Feud Over Nixon Tapes– NYTimes 2/1/09

Critics say that transcripts of the tapes were edited to paint a more benign portrait of one of the central figures.

South Pacific nuclear bomb-test veterans ‘must be compensated’ – Guardian, UK 1/21/09

Thousands of British servicemen were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation during nuclear tests in the 1950s due to the “cavalier attitude” of their commanders, the high court was told today.

The scientific case linking exposure to fallout during the tests between 1952 and 1958 in the South Pacific and Australia to subsequent illnesses including cancer was now conclusive, meaning the government was obliged to provide compensation for veterans, said Ben Browne QC, representing 998 ex-servicemen present at the tests.

In total, 25,000 forces members from the UK, Australia and New Zealand were stationed near the blast sites, many simply there as “guinea pigs” to gauge the impact of nuclear explosions on human health, Browne told the court, which was packed with more than 70 veterans and their relatives, while others were forced to wait outside.

Navy JAG Investigations online – The Memory Hole 1/12/09

The Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), in the FOIA area of its website, has posted around three-dozen of its investigative reports. Incidents range from 1937 to 1992 and include the Iowa explosion, the Panay sinking, the attack on the Liberty, the Midway fire, the seizure of the Pueblo, the Port Chicago explosion, and the death of James Forrestal.

100,000 Radiations – IndyMedia LA 1/19/09

In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba flew to America and returned with 7 x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300,000 Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60,000 liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today.

The FRANKLIN SCANDAL – FranklinScandal.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring’s pimps were a pair of Republican powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA.  Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks: a rash of deaths and a full court press by federal and local law enforcement effected an immaculate cover-up.


Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 – via Metafilter 1/13/09

Fire destroyed the office of the War Department and all its files in 1800, and for decades historians believed that the collection, and the window it provided into the workings of the early federal government, was lost forever. Thanks to a decade-long effort to retrieve copies of the files scattered in archives across the country, the collection has been reconstituted and is offered here as a fully-searchable digital database. 

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