(CETA) Decentralized Legislation, transfer (authority) from central to local government to or move departments of (a large organization) away from a single administrative center to other locations, usually granting them some degree of autonomy to the Founders. Policy related to the provinces and municipalities is devolved to government at these levels, closer to the people and on the principle of promoting public participation in democracy. 

 The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is responsible for developing policy in the national context and the provinces are responsible for translating these guidelines into the regional context. The municipalities have the power and financial means to develop and implement local policy on spatial planning and the environment. Close cooperation between all levels of government inherent in the EU system ensures the necessary checks and balances.

CETA is a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada.

 It'll make it easier to export goods and services, benefiting people and businesses in both the EU and Canada.

The European Parliament voted in favour of CETA on 15 February 2017. The EU national parliaments must approve CETA before it can take full effect.

 CETA's Gold Standard Infrastructure, by EU Parliament, 

Investor-state Dispute Settlement in CETA: Is it the Gold Standard?

October 24, 2016
 CETA’s investment dispute provisions have become a lightning rod for critics of the trade pact within Europe, but in its current form, the CETA text represents a significant improvement from past trade and investment deals according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Investor-state Dispute Settlement in CETA: Is it the Gold Standard?,” Tony VanDuzer concludes that CETA provisions address many of the critical objections emanating from within European Union (EU) states.
 What is the Gold Trade Standard that the Central Banks Want ? CASH FOR GOLD

 Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has again defended the gold standard monetary system that the US dropped in the 1930s. 

The gold standard pegged the value of the dollar to the precious metal at $35 an ounce, and the US central bank promised other central banks to exchange dollars for gold.

Last July, after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Greenspan warned of a forthcoming debt crisis that would be averted if the US was on the gold standard. Proponents of the gold standard argue that it would help limit the amount of debt that governments can issue, as there's a finite amount of gold that exists in the world. 

President Donald Trump's infrastructure-spending plans, coupled with lower revenues from taxes, could drive up the already-ballooning US government debt. In an interview with the World Gold Council, Greenspan said the gold standard would avoid this. 

"I view gold as the primary global currency," Greenspan said in the February edition of Gold Investor

He also said (emphasis added):

"Today, going back on to the gold standard would be perceived as an act of desperation. But if the gold standard were in place today we would not have reached the situation in which we now find ourselves. We cannot afford to spend on infrastructure in the way that we should. The US sorely needs it, and it would pay for itself eventually in the form of a better economic environment (infrastructure). But few of such benefits would be reflected in private cash flow to repay debt.

Much such infrastructure would have to be funded with government debt. We are already in danger of seeing the ratio of federal debt to GDP edging toward triple digits. We would never have reached this position of extreme indebtedness were we on the gold standard, because the gold standard is a way of ensuring that fiscal policy never gets out of line."
   How big is the problem here in America, United States  Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. Connected to Parliament Impalement Infrastructure, which includes Treaties  between nations.
The list is below, and hello to 2/3rd of Congress.

NEW YORK – New Zealander Trevor Loudon has just published an encyclopedic new 689-page volume, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” to accompany his 668-page 2011 book, “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.”
 Members of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission dominate key positions in America's government, military, industries, media outlets and educational foundations and institutions. The following is a partial list of current CFR members and the positions of influence they hold in society. The CFR's membership is limited to 3,000, and there are only 325 Trilateral Commission members.


            CFR = Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
            TC = Member of the Trilateral Commission
            BB = Member of the Elite Bilderbergs

            TOP OF THE PYRAMID:

            David Rockefeller, Chairman Emeritus
            Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations
            58 E. 68th St. New York, NY 10021
            Phone (212) 734-0400
            Fax (212) 861-1789

            Paul Volker, North American Chairman of the Trilateral Commission
            345 E. 46 St. New York, NY 10017
            Phone (212) 661-1180

            President of the United States of America
            William Clinton -- CFR, TC, BB

            Asst. Sec. for Administration, United Nations
            Dick Thornburgh -- CFR

            National Security Advisor
            Anthony Lake -- CFR

            Vice President of the United States of America
            Albert Gore, Jr. -- CFR

            Secretary Of State
            Warren Christopher -- CFR

            Secretary Of Defense
            Lee Aspin (Deceased)-- CFR

            Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff
            Colin L. Powell -- CFR

            Director Central Intelligence Agency
            James Woolsey -- CFR

            Chairman, Council of Economics Advisors
            Laura Tyson -- CFR

            Treasury Secretary
            Lloyd Bentsen -- Former CFR, BB

            Secretary of Interior
            Bruce Babbitt -- CFR

            Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
            Henry Cisneros -- CFR

            Secretary of Health & Human Services
            Donna Shalala -- CFR, TC



            Sandra Day O'Connor, Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court -- CFR
            Steve G. Breyer, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Boston -- CFR
            Ruth B. Ginsburg, U.S. Court Of Appeals, Wash., DC Circuit -- CFR
            Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Wash., DC Circuit -- CFR



            John Norton Moore, Chairman -- CFR
            Elspeth Davies Rostow, Vice Chairman -- CFR
            Samuel W. Lewis, President -- CFR
            John Richardson, Counselor -- CFR
            David Little, Senior Scholar -- CFR
            William R. Kintner, Director -- CFR
            W. Scott Thompson, Director -- CFR



            Gary R. Edson, Chief of Staff & Counselor -- CFR
            Joshua Bolten, General Counsel -- CFR
            Daniel M. Price, Dep. General Counsel -- CFR



            Roger Altman, Deputy Sec. -- CFR
            Robert R. Glauber, Under Sec., Finance -- CFR
            David C. Mulford, Under Sec., Intntl Affairs -- CFR
            Robert M. Bestani, Dep Asst Sec., Intntl. Monetary Affairs -- CFR
            J. French Hill, Dep. Asst. Sec., Corp Finance -- CFR
            John M. Niehuss, Dep. Asst. Sec., Intntl. Monetary Affairs -- CFR


            OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: (Ended in '95)

            Joshua Lederberg, V. Chmn Adv. Counc. -- CFR
            John H. Gibbons, Director -- CFR
            Lewis M. Branscomb, Adv. Council -- CFR



            James M. Strock, Asst. Adm., Enforcement And Compliance -- CFR



            Leonard H. Robinson, Jr., President -- CFR


            WHITE HOUSE STAFF:

            George Stephanopoulos, Director, Communications -- CFR
            Willian J. Crowe, Chief Foreign Intelligence Advisory Bd. -- CFR
            Nancy Soderberg, Staff Director, National Secuity Council -- CFR
            Samuel R. Berger, Deputy Advisor, National Security -- CFR
            W. Bowman Cutter, Deputy Assistant, National Economic Council -- CFR



            Alice Rivlin, Deputy Director -- CFR



            John D. Macomber, President & Chairman -- CFR
            Eugene K. Lawson, 1st VP & Vice Chairman -- CFR
            Rita M. Rodriguez, Director -- CFR
            Hart Fessenden, General Council -- CFR



            William R. Graham, Jr., Science Advisor to President & Director -- CFR



            James H. Billington, Librarian, Chmn. Trust Fund Board -- CFR
            Ruth Ann Stewart, Asst. Librarian National Programs -- CFR



            Frank H. T. Rhodes, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
            James B. Holderman, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
            D. Allen Bromley, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR



            Thomas Graham, Jr., General Council -- CFR
            William Schneier, Chmn., General Advisory Council -- CFR
            Richard Burt, Negotiator On Strategic Defense Arms -- CFR
            David Smith, Negotiator, Defense & Space -- CFR



            William W. Schwarzer, Director -- CFR



            Madeleine Albright, UN Amabassador -- CFR
            Clifton Wharton, Jr., Deputy Sec. -- CFR
            Lynn Davis, Under Sec. for International Security Affairs -- CFR, TC
            Brandon H. Grove, Dir. of Foreign Service Institute -- CFR
            H. Allen Holms, Asst. Sec., Bureau Of Politico-Military Affairs -- CFR
            John H. Kelly, Asst. Sec., Near East-South Asian Affairs -- CFR
            Alexander F. Watson, Deputy Rep., United Nations -- CFR
            Jonathan Moore, UN Mission -- CFR
            Joseph Verner Reed, Chief of Protocol -- CFR
            Dennis B. Ross, Director, Policy Planning Staff -- CFR
            Edward Perkins, Dir. of Personnel -- CFR
            Abraham David Sofaer, Legal Advisor -- CFR
            Peter Tanoff, Under Sec. for Political Affairs -- CFR, TC
            Brian Atwood, Under Sec. For Management -- CFR
            Joan E. Spero, Under Sec. Eco. & Ag. Affairs -- CFR
            George E. Moose, Asst. Sec. African Affairs -- CFR
            Winston Lord, Asst. Sec., East Asian & Pacific Affairs -- CFR, TC
            Stephen A. Oxman, Asst. Sec., European Affairs -- CFR
            Timothy E. Wirth, Counselor -- CFR



            Strobe Talbott (Special Advisor For CIS) -- CFR
            Thomas R. Pickering (Russia) -- CFR
            Morton I. Abramowitz (Turkey) -- CFR
            Michael H. Armacost (Japan) -- CFR
            Shirly Temple Black (Czechoslovakia) -- CFR
            Julia Chang Bloch (Nepal) -- CFR
            Henry E. Catto, Jr. (Great Britain) -- CFR
            Frances Cook (Camaroon) -- CFR
            Edward P. Djerejian (Syria) -- CFR
            Geoge E. Moose (Senegal) -- CFR
            John D. Negroponte (Mexico) -- CFR
            Edward N. Ney (Canada) -- CFR
            Robert B. Oakley (Pakistan) -- CFR
            Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr. (Tunisia) -- CFR
            Christopher H. Phillips (Brunei) -- CFR
            Nicholas Platt (Phillipines) -- CFR
            James W. Spain (Maldives & Sri Lanka) -- CFR
            Terence A. Todman (Argentina) -- CFR
            Frank G. Wisner II (Egypt) -- CFR
            Warren Zimmerman (Yugoslavia) -- CFR



            David L. Boren (D-OK) -- CFR
            William Bradley (D-NJ) -- CFR
            John H. Chafee (R-RI) -- CFR, TC
            William S. Cohen (R-ME) -- CFR, TC
            Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) -- CFR
            Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -- TC
            Bob Graham (D-FL) -- CFR
            Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT) -- CFR
            George J. MiTChell (D-ME) -- CFR
            Claiborne Pell (D-RI) -- CFR
            Larry Pressler (R-SD) -- CFR
            Charles S. Robb (D-VA) -- CFR, TC
            John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) -- CFR, TC
            William Roth, Jr. (R-DE) -- CFR, TC



            Howard L. Berman (D-CA) -- CFR
            Thomas S. Foley (D-WA) -- CFR
            Sam Gejdenson (D-CT) -- CFR
            Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO) -- CFR
            Newton L. Gingrich (R-GA) -- CFR
            Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN) -- TC
            Amory Houghton, Jr. (R-NY) -- CFR
            Nancy Lee Johnson (R-CT) -- CFR
            Jim Leach (R-IA) -- TC
            John Lewis (D-GA) -- CFR
            Robert T. Matsui (D-CA) -- CFR
            Dave K. Mccurdy (D-OK) -- CFR
            Eleanor Homes Norton (D-DC) -- CFR
            Thomas El Petri (R-WI) -- CFR
            Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) -- TC
            Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (D-PR) -- CFR
            Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) -- CFR
            Peter Smith (R-VT) -- CFR
            Olympia J. Snow (R-ME) -- CFR
            John M. Spratt (D-SC) -- CFR
            Louis Stokes (D-OH) -- CFR



            (PAST & PRESENT - PARTIAL LIST):
            Alan Greenspan, ChairmaN -- CFR, TC
            E. Gerald Corrigan, V. Chmn./Pres. NY Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
            Richard N. Cooper, Chmn. Boston Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
            Sam Y. Cross, Manager, Foreign Open Market Acct. -- CFR
            Robert F. Erburu, Chmn. San Francisco Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
            Robert P. Forrestal, Pres. Atlanta Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
            Bobby R. Inman, Chmn., Dallas Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR, TC
            Robert H. Knight, Esq. -- CFR
            Steven Muller -- CFR
            John R. Opel -- CFR
            Anthony M. Solomon -- CFR, TC
            Edwin M. Truman, Staff Dir. International Finance -- CFR
            Cyrus R. Vance -- CFR
            Paul Volcker -- CFR, TC



            Chase Manhattan Corp.:
            Thomas G. Labrecque, Chairman & CEO -- CFR, TC
            Robert R. Douglass, Vice Chairman -- CFR
            Willard C. BuTCher, Dir. -- CFR
            Richard W. Lyman, Dir. -- CFR
            Joan Ganz Cooney, Dir. -- CFR
            David T. Mclaughlin, Dir. -- CFR
            Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
            Chemical Bank:
            Walter V. Shipley, Chairman -- CFR
            Robert J. Callander, President -- CFR
            William C. Pierce, Executive Officer -- CFR
            Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
            Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            George V. Grune, Dir. -- CFR
            Helen L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
            Lawrence G. Rawl, Dir. -- CFR
            Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
            Richard D. Wood, Dir. -- CFR
            John S. Reed. Chairman -- CFR
            William R. Rhodes, Vice Chairman -- CFR
            Richard S. Braddock, President -- CFR
            John M. DeuTCh, Dir. -- CFR
            Clifton C. Garvin, Jr., Dir -- CFR
            C. Peter Mccolough, Dir. -- CFR
            Rozanne L. Ridgeway, Dir. -- CFR
            Franklin A. Thomas, Dir. -- CFR
            First City Bancorp, Texas:
            A. Robert Abboud, CEO -- CFR
            Morgan Guaranty:
            Lewis T. Preston, Chairman -- CFR
            Bankers Trust New York Corporation:
            Charles S. Stanford, Jr., Chairman -- CFR
            Alfred Brittain III, Dir. -- CFR
            Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Dir -- CFR
            Richard L. Gelb, Dir. -- CFR
            Patricia Carry Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
            First National Bank of Chicago:
            Barry F. Sullivan -- TC
            Manufacturers Hanover Directors:
            Cyrus Vance -- CFR
            G. Robert Durham -- CFR
            George B. Munroe -- CFR
            Marina V. N. Whitman -- CFR, TC
            Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. -- CFR
            Bank America:
            Andrew F. Brimmer, Dir. -- CFR
            Ignazio E. Lozano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Ruben F. Mettler, Dir. -- CFR
            Securities & Exchange Commission:
            Michael D. Mann, Dir. International Affairs -- CFR



            Jay Mazur, International Ladies' Garment Workers Union -- CFR, TC
            Jack Sheinkman, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union -- CFR
            Albert Shanker, Pres., American Federation Of Teachers -- CFR, TC
            Glen E. Watts, Communication Of Workers Of America -- CFR, TC


            U.S. MILITARY:

            Department Of Defense:
            Les Aspin, Secretary of Defense -- CFR
            Frank G. Wisnerll, Under Secretary for Policy -- CFR
            Henry S. Rowen, Asst. Sec., International Security Affairs -- CFR
            Judy Ann Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces & Arms Control -- CFR
            W. Bruce Weinrod, Dep. Asst. Sec., Europe & NATO -- CFR
            Adm. Seymour Weiss, Chairman, Defense Policy Board -- CFR
            Charles M. Herzfeld, Dir. Defense Research & Engineering -- CFR
            Andrew W. Marshall, Dir., Net Assessment -- CFR
            Michael P. W. Stone, Secretary of the Army -- CFR
            Donald B. Rice, Secretary of the Air Force -- CFR
            Franklin C. Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces & Arms Control -- CFR
            Allied Supreme Commanders:
            1949-52 Eisenhower -- CFR
            1952-53 Ridgeway -- CFR
            1953-56 Gruenther -- CFR
            1956-63 Norstad -- CFR
            1963-69 Lemnitzer -- CFR
            1969-74 Goodpaster -- CFR
            1974-79 Haig -- CFR
            1979-87 Rogers -- CFR, TC
            Superintendents of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point:
            1960-63 Westmoreland -- CFR
            1963-66 Lampert -- CFR
            1966-68 Bennett -- CFR
            1970-74 Knowlton -- CFR
            1974-77 Berry -- CFR
            1977-81 Goodpaster -- CFR
            CFR Military Fellows, 1991:
            Col. William M. Drennan, Jr., USAF -- CFR
            Col. Wallace C. Gregson, USMC -- CFR
            Col. Jack B. Wood, USA -- CFR
            CFR Military Fellows, 1992:
            Col. David M. Mize, USMC -- CFR
            Col. John P. Rose, USA -- CFR
            Joint Chiefs of Staff:
            Gen. Colin L. Powell, Chairman -- CFR
            Gen. Carl E. Vuono, Army -- CFR
            Gen. John T. Chain, Co Sac -- CFR
            Gen. Merril A. Mcpeak, Co Pac AF -- CFR
            Lt. Gen. George L. Butler, Dir. Strategic Plans & Policy -- CFR
            Lt. Gen. Charles T. Boyd, Com. Air Univ. -- CFR
            Lt. Gen. Bradley C. Hosmer, AF Inspector General -- CFR
            Secretaries of Defense:
            1957-59 Mcelroy -- CFR
            1959-61 Gates -- CFR
            1961-68 McNamara -- CFR, TC
            1969-73 Laird -- CFR
            1973-75 Richardson -- CFR, TC
            1975-77 Rumsfeld -- CFR
            1977-80 Brown -- CFR, TC
            1980-88 Weinberger -- CFR, TC
            1988- Carlucci -- CFR
            1988- Cheney -- CFR
            Additional Military:
            Mg R.C. Bowman -- CFR
            Bg F. Brown -- CFR
            Lt Col W. Clark -- CFR
            Adm Wm. Crowe -- CFR
            Col P. M. Dawkins -- CFR
            V. Adm. Thor Hanson -- CFR
            Col W. Hauser -- CFR
            Maj R. Kimmitt -- CFR
            Gen W. Knowlton -- CFR
            V. Adm J. Lee -- CFR
            Col D. Mead -- CFR
            Mg Jack Merritt -- CFR
            Gen E. Meyer -- CFR
            Col Wm. E. Odom -- CFR
            Col L. Olvey -- CFR
            Col Geo. K. Osborn -- CFR
            Mg J. Pustay -- CFR
            Lg E.L. Rowny -- CFR
            Capt Gary Sick -- CFR
            Mg De Witt Smith -- CFR
            Bg Perry Smith -- CFR
            Ltg Wm. Y. Smith -- CFR
            Col W. Taylor -- CFR
            Adm S. Turner -- CFR
            Mg J. Welch -- CFR
            Gen J. Wickham -- CFR



            Laurence A. Tisch, CEO -- CFR
            Roswell Gilpatric -- CFR
            James Houghton -- CFR, TC
            Henry Schacht -- CFR, TC
            Dan Rather -- CFR
            Richard Hottelet -- CFR
            Frank Stanton -- CFR
            John F. Welch, CEO -- CFR
            Jane Pfeiffer -- CFR
            Lester Crystal -- CFR, TC
            R.W. Sonnenfeidt -- CFR, TC
            John Petty -- CFR
            Tom Brokaw -- CFR
            David Brinkley -- CFR
            John Chancellor -- CFR
            Marvin Kalb -- CFR
            Irving R. Levine -- CFR
            Herbert Schlosser -- CFR
            Peter G. Peterson -- CFR
            John Sawhill -- CFR
            Thomas S. Murphy, CEO -- CFR
            Barbara Walters -- CFR
            John Connor -- CFR
            Diane Sawyer -- CFR
            John Scall -- CFR
            Public Broadcast Service:
            Robert Mcneil -- CFR
            Jim Lehrer -- CFR
            C. Hunter-Gault -- CFR
            Hodding Carter III -- CFR
            Daniel Schorr -- CFR
            Associated Press:
            Stanley Swinton -- CFR
            Harold Anderson -- CFR
            Katharine Graham -- CFR, TC
            Michael Posner -- CFR
            Baltimore Sun:
            Henry Trewhitt -- CFR
            Washington Times:
            Arnaud De Borchgrave -- CFR
            Children's TV Workshop (Sesame Street):
            Joan Ganz Cooney, Pres. -- CFR
            Cable News Network:
            W. Thomas Johnson, Pres. -- TC
            Daniel Schorr -- CFR
            U.S. News & World Report:
            David Gergen -- TC
            New York Times Co.:
            Richard Gelb -- CFR
            William Scranton -- CFR, TC
            John F. Akers, Dir. -- CFR
            Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            George B. Munroe, Dir. -- CFR
            Donald M. Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
            Cyrus R. Vance, Dir. -- CFR
            A.M. Rosenthal -- CFR
            Seymour Topping -- CFR
            James Greenfield -- CFR
            Max Frankel -- CFR
            Jack Rosenthal -- CFR
            John Oakes -- CFR
            Harrison Salisbury -- CFR
            H.L. Smith -- CFR
            Steven Rattner -- CFR
            Richard Burt -- CFR
            Flora Lewis -- CFR
            Time, Inc.:
            Ralph Davidson -- CFR
            Donal M. Wilson -- CFR
            Henry Grunwald -- CFR
            Alexander Heard -- CFR
            Sol Linowitz -- CFR
            Thomas Watson, Jr. -- CFR
            Strobe Talbott -- CFR
            Newsweek/Washington Post:
            Katharine Graham -- CFR
            N. Deb. Katzenbach -- CFR
            Robert Christopher -- CFR
            Osborne Elliot -- CFR
            Phillip Geyelin -- CFR
            Murry Marder -- CFR
            Maynard Parker -- CFR
            George Will -- CFR, TC
            Robert Kaiser -- CFR
            Meg Greenfield -- CFR
            Walter Pincus -- CFR
            Murray Gart -- CFR
            Peter Osnos -- CFR
            Don Oberdorfer -- CFR
            Dow Jones & Co (Wall Street Journal):
            Richard Wood -- CFR
            Robert Bartley -- CFR, TC
            Karen House -- CFR
            National Review:
            Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. -- CFR
            Readers Digest:
            George V. Grune, CEO -- CFR
            William G. Bowen, Dir. -- CFR
            Syndicated Columnists
            Geogia Anne Geyer -- CFR
            Ben J. Wattenberg -- CFR



            Exxon Corporation
            Lawrence G. Rawl, Chairman -- CFR
            Lee R. Raymond, President -- CFR, TC
            Jack G. Clarke, Sr., Vice President -- CFR
            Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
            D. Wayne Calloway, Dir. -- CFR
            Alfred C. Decrane,Jr., Chairman -- CFR
            John Brademas, Dir. -- CFR, TC
            Willard C. BuTCher, Dir. -- CFR
            William J. Crowe, Jr., Dir. -- CFR, TC
            John K. Mckinley, Dir. -- CFR
            Thomas S. Murphy, Dir. -- CFR
            Atlantic Richfield-Arco:
            Hannah H. Gray, Dir. -- CFR
            Donal M. Kendall,Dir. -- CFR, TC
            Henry Wendt, Dir. -- TC
            Shell Oil Co.:
            Frank H. Richardson, CEO -- CFR
            Rand V. Araskog, Dir. -- CFR, TC
            Mobil Corp.:
            Allan E. Murray, Chairman & President -- CFR, TC
            Lewis M. Branscomb, Dir. -- CFR
            Samuel C. Johnson, Dir. -- TC
            Helene L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
            Charles S. Sanford, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Tenneco, Inc.:
            James L. Ketelsen, Chairman -- CFR
            W. Michael Blumenthal, Dir. -- CFR
            Joseph J. Sisco, Dir. -- CFR



            General Motors Corp.:
            Marina V.N. Whitman, VP -- CFR, TC
            Anne L. Armstrong, Dir. -- CFR
            Marvin L. Goldberger, Dir. -- CFR
            Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Dennis Weatherstone, Dir. -- CFR
            Leon H. Sullivan, Dir. -- CFR
            Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
            Ford Motor Company:
            Clifton R. Wharton, Dir. -- CFR
            Roberto C. Goizueta, Dir. -- CFR
            GE/NBC Corp.:
            John F. Welch, Jr. Chairman -- CFR
            David C. Jones -- CFR
            Lewis T. Preston -- CFR
            Frank H.T. Rhodes -- CFR
            Walter B. Wriston -- CFR
            Deere & Co:
            Hans W. Becherer, Chairman/CEO -- CFR
            John F. Akers, Chairman -- CFR
            C. Michael Armstrong, Sr. VP -- CFR
            William S. Norman, Executive VP -- CFR
            Robert E. Allen, Chairman & CEO -- CFR
            Randall L. Tobias, Vice Chairman -- CFR
            Louis V. Gerstner, Dir. -- CFR
            Juanita M. Kreps, Dir. -- CFR
            Donald F. Mchenry, Dir. -- CFR
            Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
            Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
            Franklin A. Thamas, Dir. -- CFR
            Rawleigh Warner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
            Chrysler Corp.:
            Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
            Peter A. Magowan, Dir. -- CFR
            American Express Co.:
            James D. Robinson,Ceo -- CFR
            Joan Edelman Spero -- TC
            Anne L. Armstrong -- CFR
            William G. Bowen -- CFR
            Charles W. Duncan, Jr. -- CFR
            Richard M. Furlaud -- CFR
            Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. -- CFR, TC
            Henry A. Kissinger -- CFR, TC
            Frank P. Popoff -- CFR
            Robert V. Roosa -- CFR
            Joseph H. Williams -- CFR



            Richard D. Wood, CEO, Eli Lily & Co -- CFR
            Richard M. Furlaud, CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co -- CFR
            Frank Peter Popoff, CEO, Dow Chemical Co. -- CFR
            Charles Peter McColough, Chmn Ex. Comm, Xerox -- CFR
            Rozanne L. Ridgewar, Dir., 3M, RJR Nabisco, Union Carbide -- CFR
            Ruben F. Mettler, Former CEO, TRW, Inc. -- CFR
            Henry B. Schacht, CEO, Cummins Engines -- CFR
            Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., CEO, Pfizer, Inc. -- CFR
            Rand V. Araskog, CEO, ITT Corp. -- CFR, TC
            W. Michael Blumenthal, Chairman, Unisys Corp. -- CFR
            Joseph John Sisco, Dir., Geico, Raytheon, Gillette -- CFR
            J.Fred Bucy, Former Pres, CEO, Texas Instruments -- CFR
            Paul A. Allaire, Chairman, CEO, Xerox Corp. -- TC
            Dwayne O. Andreas, Chairman, CEO, Archer Midland Daniels -- TC
            James E. Burke, Chairman, CEO Em., Johnson & Johnson -- TC
            D. Wayne Calloway, Chairman, CEO, Pepsico -- TC
            Frank C. Carlucci, Vice Chmn., The Carlyle Group -- TC
            Lynn E. Davis, VP, Dir., Rand Corp -- TC
            Stephen Friedman, Sr., VP, Co-Chairman, Goldman, Sachs -- TC
            Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Chairman, CEO, RJR Nabisco -- TC
            Joseph T. Gorman, Chairman, Pres, CEO, TRW Inc. -- TC
            Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman, CEO, American International Group -- TC
            Robert D. Hass, Chairman, CEO, Levi Strauss -- TC
            David J. Hennigar, Chairman, Crownx, Vice Chairman, Crown Life -- TC
            Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Int. -- TC
            James R. Houghton, Chairman, CEO, Corning Inc. -- TC
            Donald R. Keough, President, CEO, The Coca Cola Co. -- TC
            Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Assoc. -- TC
            Whitney Macmillan, Chairman, CEO, Cargill, Inc. -- TC
            Robert S. McNamara, Former President, The World Bank -- TC
            William D. Ruckershaus, Chairman, CEO, Browning-Ferris Ind. -- TC
            David Stockman, Gen Partner, The Blackstone Group -- CFR
            Henry Wendt, Chmn, Smith Kline Beecham -- TC



            University Professors:
            Graham Allison, Prof. Of Gov., Harvard Univ. -- TC
            Zbigniew Brzezinski, Prof., Johns Hopkins -- TC
            Gerald L. Curtis, Prof. Poli Sci, Columbia Univ. -- TC
            Martin S. Feldstein, Prof. Econ, Harvard Univ. -- TC
            Richard N. Gardner, Prof. Law, Columbia Univ. -- TC
            Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Prof. Int'l Affairs, Harvard Univ. -- TC
            Robert D. Putnam, Prof. Politics, Havard Univ. -- TC
            Henry Rosovsky, Prof. Harvard Univ. -- TC
            Geoge P. Shultz, Hon. Fellow, Stanford Univ. -- TC
            Lester C. Thorow, Dean, Sloan School if Mgmt., MIT -- TC
            Paul Volcker, Prof. Int'l Econ., Princeton Univ -- TC
            College & University Presidents:
            Robert H. Edwards, Bowdoin College -- CFR
            Vartan Gregorian, Brown University -- CFR
            Hanna Holbom Gray, University of Chicago -- CFR
            Joseph S. Murphy, City Univ. of NY -- CFR
            Michael I. Sovern, Columbia Univ. -- CFR
            Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University -- CFR
            James T. Laney, Emory University -- CFR
            Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, Fordham Univ. -- CFR
            Thomas Ehrlich, Indiana Univ. -- CFR
            Steven Muller, Johns Hopkins Univ. -- CFR
            Alice S. Iichman, Sarah Lawrence College -- CFR
            Edward T. Foote, II, University Of Miami -- CFR
            S. Frederick Starr, Oberlin College -- CFR, TC
            Joseph Duffey, Chans., Univ. Of Mass. -- CFR
            John M. DeuTCh, Institute Professor, MIT -- CFR, TC
            Lester C. Thurow, Dean, Sloan Sch., MIT -- CFR
            Bernard Harleston, City College of NY -- CFR
            John Brademus, New York University -- CFR, TC
            Wesley W. Posvar, University of Pittsburg -- CFR
            Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton University -- CFR
            Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Chmn, Rice University -- CFR
            Dennis O'Brien, Univ. Of Rochester -- CFR
            David Baltimore, Rockefeller University -- CFR
            Donald Dennedy, Stanford University -- CFR
            Richard Wall Lyman, Pres. Em., Stanford -- CFR
            Hans M. Mark, Chancellor, Univ. of Texas -- CFR
            Robert H. Donaldson, Univ. of Tulsa -- CFR
            Stephen J. Trachtenberg, George Washington Univ. -- CFR
            William H. Danforth, Washington University, St. Louis -- CFR
            John D. Wilson, Washington & Lee University -- CFR
            Nannerl O. Keohane, Wellesley University -- CFR

            This list was supplied by F.R.E.E. (Fund to Restore an Educated Electorate) and is non-copyrighted educational material. It may be reprinted and reproduced in newspapers, newsletters, books and magazines.

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            downloaded from Parascope's Web Site

            1) The United States Government Manual 1991/92, Office of the Federal Register - National Archives and Records Administration.
            2) Standard And Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives 1991
            3) Annual Report 1991/92, The Council On Foreign Relations, Pratt House, New York City

            The Council on Foreign Relations and the New World Order

            By Charles Overbeck (PSCPirhana) Matrix Editor

            The Council on Foreign Relations, housed in the Harold Pratt House on East 68th Street in New York City, was founded in 1921. In 1922, it began publishing a journal called Foreign Affairs. According to Foreign Affairs' web page (http://www.foreignaffairs.org), the CFR was founded when "...several of the American participants in the Paris Peace Conference decided that it was time for more private American Citizens to become familiar with the increasing international responsibilities and obligations of the United States."

            The first question that comes to mind is, who gave these people the authority to decide the responsibilities and obligations of the United States, if that power was not granted to them by the Constitution. Furthermore, the CFR's web page doesn't publicize the fact that it was originally conceived as part of a much larger network of power.

            According to the CFR's Handbook of 1936, several leading members of the delegations to the Paris Peace Conference met at the Hotel Majestic in Paris on May 30, 1919, "to discuss setting up an international group which would advise their respective governments on international affairs."

            The Handbook goes on to say, "At a meeting on June 5, 1919, the planners decided it would be best to have separate organizations cooperating with each other. Consequently, they organized the Council on Foreign Relations, with headquarters in New York, and a sister organization, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London, also known as the Chatham House Study Group, to advise the British Government. A subsidiary organization, the Institute of Pacific Relations, was set up to deal exclusively with Far Eastern Affairs. Other organizations were set up in Paris and Hamburg..."

            The 3,000 seats of the CFR quickly filled with members of America's elite. Today, CFR members occupy key positions in government, the mass media, financial institutions, multinational corporations, the military, and the national security apparatus.

            Since its inception, the CFR has served as an intermediary between high finance, big oil, corporate elitists and the U.S. government. The executive branch changes hands between Republican and Democratic administrations, but cabinet seats are always held by CFR members. It has been said by political commentators on the left and on the right that if you want to know what U.S. foreign policy will be next year, you should read Foreign Affairs this year.

            The CFR's claim that "The Council has no affiliation with the U.S. government" is laughable. The justification for that statement is that funding comes from member dues, subscriptions to its Corporate Program, foundation grants, and so forth. All this really means is that the U.S. government does not exert any control over the CFR via the purse strings.

            In reality, CFR members are very tightly affiliated with the U.S. government. Since 1940, every U.S. secretary of state (except for Gov. James Byrnes of South Carolina, the sole exception) has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and/or its younger brother, the Trilateral Commission. Also since 1940, every secretary of war and every secretary of defense has been a CFR member. During most of its existence, the Central Intelligence Agency has been headed by CFR members, beginning with CFR founding member Allen Dulles. Virtually every key U.S. national security and foreign policy adviser has been a CFR member for the past seventy years.

            Almost all White House cabinet positions are occupied by CFR members. President Clinton, himself a member of the CFR, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, employs almost one hundred CFR members in his administration. Presidents come and go, but the CFR's power--and agenda--always remains.

            The CFR's Shroud of Secretcy

            On its web page, the CFR boasts that its magazine, Foreign Affairs, "is acclaimed for its analysis of recent international developments and for its forecasts of emerging trends." It's not much of a challenge to do so, though, when you play a part in determining what those emerging trends will be.

            This point is underscored a paragraph later on their web page: "Perhaps best known for the history-making "X" article by George Kennan, that defined Cold War containment policy, a recent Foreign Affairs article by Harvard's Samuel Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations?" has already helped define the post-Cold War debate."

            So are they predicting trends or creating them? The answer is fairly obvious to anyone who has earnestly reflected on the matter.

            The CFR fancies itself to represent a diverse range cultural and political interests, but its members are predominantly wealthy males, and their policies reflect their elitist biases.

            The CFR attempts to maintain the charade of diversity via its Non-Attribution Rule, which allows members to engage in "a free, frank, and open exchange of ideas" without fear of having any of their statements attributed in public. The flip side of this, obviously, is a dark cloud of secrecy which envelopes the CFR's activities.

            CFR meetings are usually held in secret and are restricted to members and very select guests. All members are free to express themselves at meetings unrestrained, because the Non-Attribution Rule guarantees that "others will not attribute or characterize their statements in public media forums or knowingly transmit them to persons who will," according to the Council on Foreign Relations' 1992 Annual Report.

            The report goes on to forbid any meeting participant "to publish a speaker's statement in attributed form in any newspaper; to repeat it on television or radio, or on a speaker's platform, or in a classroom; or to go beyond a memo of limited circulation."

            The end result is that the only information the public has on the CFR is the information they release for public consumption, which should send up red flags for anyone who understands the immense effect that CFR directives have on America's foreign policy. The public knows what the CFR wants the public to know about the CFR, and nothing more.

            There is one hole in the fog of secrecy, however: a book entitled Tragedy and Hope, written by an "insider" named Dr. Carroll Quigley, mentor of Bill Clinton.

            Tragedy and Hope: The Global Elite

            Dr. Quigley knew a lot about the behind-the-scenes work of global power because he was a part of that power network for most of his life. In his book, Tragedy and Hope, Quigley states:

            "I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversions to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies ... but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known."

            The "Hope" in the title of Quigley's book represents the thousand-year reign of a collectivist one-world society which will be created when the "network" achieves its goal of world government. Quigley believed that the "network" is so powerful at this point that resistance by the common people is futile. Hence, those who resist the schemes of the globalist planners represent the "Tragedy." By Dr. Quigley's logic, there is no point in struggling against the noose around our necks, because resistance will merely guarantee strangulation.

            Dr. Quigley identified the "network" as the "international bankers," men who were "different from ordinary bankers in distinctive ways: they were cosmopolitan and international; they were close to governments and were particularly concerned with questions of government debts...; they were almost exclusively devoted to secrecy and the secret use of financial influence in political life. These bankers came to be called international bankers, and, more particularly, were known as merchant bankers in England, private bankers in France, and investment bankers in the United States."

            The core of control, according to Dr. Quigley, resides in the financial dynasties of Europe and America who exercise political control through international financial combines. The primary tactic of control is lending money at high interest to governments and monarchs during times of crisis. An example of this is the current national debt in the U.S., which is at five trillion dollars right now. Every penny of it is owed to the Federal Reserve, a corporation comprised of thirteen private banks.

            According to Dr. Quigley, the Council on Foreign Relations is one of several front organizations set up by the network's inner circle to advance its schemes. The ultimate goal: a New World Order.

            CFR and the New World Order

            According to State Department Publication 2349, submitted by secretary of State and CFR member Edward Stettinius, a committee on "post-war problems" was set up before the end of 1939 at the suggestion of the CFR. In other words, two years before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the CFR was planning how to order the world after the war ended.

            In 1946, the Rockefeller Foundation spent almost $140,000 to produce a history of how the United States entered World War II. This history was intended to counter "revisionist" historians who argued that the U.S. was "tricked" into the war by the Roosevelt Administration. The Rockefeller family has always taken a lead role in the CFR.

            In the 1960s, while American men and women were dying in the jungles of Vietnam and while the military/industrial complex was sucking trillions of dollars out of American taxpayers' wallets, the Rockefeller dynasty was financing Vietnamese oil refineries and aluminum plants. If there had ever been a formal declaration of war, the Rockefellers could be tried for treason. Instead, they reaped dividends.

            These are just a few of the abuses of power which demonstrate the results of the power elite's manipulations of our destiny as a society. If you've ever wondered why you don't hear about this network of power, just take a look at the CFR's membership roster (posted online in ParaScope). Many of the chief executives and newspeople at CBS, NBC/RCA, ABC, the Public Broadcast Service, the Associated Press, the New York Times, Time magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and many other key media outlets are CFR members.

            Even if these members of the media's elite had the inclination to report on what they saw and heard at CFR meetings, they are prevented from doing so by the Non-Attribution Rule. To put this in perspective: many of the people who are trusted to provide information about national and world politics are deliberately withholding crucial information from the public because of membership in a secretive globalist organization.

            This organization has taken it upon itself to participate in the manufacturing of a new vision for humanity, and dissidence will not be tolerated. If you believe the words of Carroll Quigley, all resistance is futile and doomed to failure. If you believe the rhetoric of internationalists in our own government, the current "trend towards isolationism" will result in a loss of American hegemony in the New World Order, leaving the United States a wrecked Third World wasteland.

            World government can come in time, piece by piece, arrived at through the full participation and consensus of the human beings who will be affected by the negotiations. But the idea of the world's elite determining what path that the common herd should follow is repulsive to the human spirit. The story of the CFR goes far deeper than this brief report, and is interlocked with several other international power groups.

            International power orgs depend on the masses remaining ignorant for their plans to come to fruition. It's up to you to do your own research and draw your own conclusion. But remember: there's a hell of a lot more to the story than Dan Rather will ever tell you. Educate yourself, or remain a passive consumer. The choice is entirely yours.


            Council on Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs web pages:



            The Council on Foreign Relations. Annual Report, 1991/92. New York: Pratt House, 1992.

            Shoup, Laurence H. and Minter, William. "Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy." New York: Monthly Review Press, 1977.

            Quigley, Dr. Carroll. "Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time."

            Korten, David C. "When Corporations Rule the World." Kumarian Press, Inc. and Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (co-publishers), 1995.

            Kah, Gary H. "En Route to Global Occupation." Lafayette, Louisiana: Huntington House Publishers, 1991.

            Ross, Robert Gaylon Sr. Who's Who of the Elite: Members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Skull & Bones Society. San Marcos, Texas: Ross International Enterprises, 1995.

            Bloom, Howard L. "The New World Order and the Insiders."

            Memorable CFR member Quotes

            Often times, the best way to expose something is to quote it. Nothing so succinctly expresses the goals and directives of the globalist conspiracy quite like a few good quotes from some of their more prominent CFR members. We'll start it off with a quote from the Chief Counsel to Congress' Reece Committee, which investigated the CFR during the 1950s:

            "The Council on Foreign Relations, another member of the international complex, financed by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations, overwhelmingly propagandizes the globalist concept. This organization became virtually an agency of the government when World War II broke out. The Rockefeller Foundation had started and financed certain studies known as The War and Peace Studies, manned largely by associates of the Council; the State Department, in due course, took these Studies over, retaining the major personnel which the Council on Foreign Relations had supplied." --Rene A. Wormser, Chief Counsel to the Reece Committee

            "The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society which originated in England ... [and] ... believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established." --Dr. Carroll Quigley, CFR member, college mentor of President Clinton, author of "Tragedy and Hope"

            "... the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences." --Dr. Carroll Quigley, "Tragedy and Hope," 1966

            "I know of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years in the early 1960s to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies ... but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known." --Dr. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope

            "As a teenager, I heard John Kennedy's summons to citizenship. And then, as a student, I heard that call clarified by a professor I had named Carroll Quigley." --President Clinton, in his acceptance speech for the Democratic Party's nomination for president, 16 July 1992

            "In the economic-technological field, some international cooperation has already been achieved, but further progress will require greater American sacrifices. More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken, with some consequent risk to the present relatively favorable American position." --Zbigniew Brzezinski, CFR member and founding member of the Trilateral Commission, and National Security Advisor to five presidents

            "The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities." --Zbigniew Brzezinski

            "[There must be] some dilution of sovereignty, to the immediate disadvantage of those nations which now possess the preponderance of power ... the establishment of a common money, might be vested in a body created by and responsible to the principal trading and investing people. This would deprive our government of exclusive control over a national money." --John Foster Dulles, CFR founder, former Secretary of State, 1939

            "There must be a thoroughgoing reform of the world monetary system ... For its part, I can assure you, the United States will continue to rise to its world responsibilities, joining with other nations to create and participate in a modern world economic order." --President Richard Nixon, CFR member, 1972

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 Then CETA Agendas Changed

Beyond Banksters

Author: Nelson, Joyce
Publisher:  Watershed Sentinel Books, Comox, Canada
Year Published:  2016
Pages:  164 pp  plus Index
ISBN:  978-0-9953286-0-0

Joyce Nelson’s newest book, Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism exposes the “venal class” of corporate elites – their quest to permanently entrench corporate rights through the trade deals, their secretive meetings, and their movements through the revolving door of private investment firms and government.   Drawing on years of investigative journalism, Nelson weaves together a huge breadth of information, providing examples of effective resistance to the corporate power structure along with her acute diagnosis of its ills.

In Beyond Banksters, Nelson names the people and organizations responsible, and outlines a step-by-step erosion of the public interest mandate that has allowed trade deals such as NAFTA, CETA, the TPP, and TISA to open up public services to corporate takeover and limit our ability to control banks and investment corporations. Nelson exposes the major players privatizing the world and creating a new state of feudalism. Iceland resisted and so can we.

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Beyond Banksters Goes to Parliament

 by https://watershedsentinel.ca/

Comox, BC (February 13, 2017) ~ Watershed Sentinel Books is pleased to report that an Ontario financial adviser, Dr. Jerry Ackerman, is this week mailing copies of Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism to every Member of Parliament in Ottawa. Last week Dr. Ackerman mailed copies of the book to every Senator. Dr. Ackerman, a financial … Continue reading

What People are Saying:

“Provocative, profound, challenging and suffused with perceptive clarity, Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism will doubtless elicit joy from those who agree and rage from those who don’t – precisely what we expect from this gadfly extraordinaire.”

—Stephen Hume, author, Vancouver Sun columnist


“A powerful and chilling investigation into an emerging global oligarchy of banks and corporations. Acutely insightful, Beyond Banksters digs deep into the nature of this new order and its repressive and impoverishing effects, while also revealing possibilities for resistance and change. Written with wit and clarity, Beyond Banksters is not only informative but a pleasure to read.”

—Joel Bakan, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power


“Read it and then get your Member of Parliament to read it.”

—Duncan Cameron, Centre for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University


“One of the book’s strengths is the depth of knowledge and insight that Nelson marshals to describe the TPP, CETA and the lesser-known Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). While lowering trade barriers are part of these deals, their larger impact will likely be to tie the hands of government by, for example, preventing a reinstatement of the Glass Steagall Act, permanently legalizing trade in financially risky (even suspect) products, and challenging the legitimacy of public banks along with the public interest mandate of Crown corporations.”

—Heather Menzies, “Books for Change,” CCPA Monitor 


“This review, although rather longer than usual, should not be considered a substitute for reading the entire contents of the book, which contains a plethora of salient facts, figures, and analysis. I don’t often refer to a book as an urgently “must-read,” but this one definitely fits that description.”

—Ed Finn, “Book Review: Beyond Banksters,” theindependent.ca


“This well researched book sheds new light on what is really going on in the financial world, and anyone who cares about Canada would be well advised to read it.”

—Hon. Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defence


“Always cutting edge, writer Joyce Nelson has penned a chilling dissection of the hidden-in-plain-view takeover of Canada by a global economic elite and their Banksters. The tightening noose of foreign economic domination that serves the billionaire class is choking off Canada’s very sovereignty. Ms. Nelson brilliantly exposes this crisis in a wake-up call that reads like a spy thriller. Unfortunately, this is not fiction but reality, the sober, blunt truth that politicians and the mainstream media spin and hide. If you care about your economic future, read this book and act.”

—John Stauber, author, Toxic Sludge Is Good For You and Weapons of Mass Deception


“This is a most unusual book for political junkies. It makes no attempt to settle scores or slant the historical perspective. I have the impression that Joyce Nelson has looked at the unfolding scene with a bewilderment that suits a keen, inquiring mind rather than that of a judge.”

—Rafe Mair,  “Book Review: Beyond Banksters – Resisting the New Feudalism” commonsensecanadian.ca


“For those with an interest in knowing more on the cost of government debt in Canada, please pick up a copy of Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism by Joyce Nelson. It is a little gem and you would do yourself a service by a reading. It also should be in all Canadian libraries, so badger your local library to stock a few copies.”

—Erik Anderson, former Transport Canada economist


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“Joyce Nelson’s deep dive into the economics of the Bank of Canada is an eye-opening account of the privatization of Canada’s public assets and the new economic reality. Well-researched, provocative and impressive in its scope, Nelson’s research uncovers portions of the banking world the general public might not be aware of and gives alternatives to the financial world as we know it. It’s not all banking – the book delves into the impacts these policies and players have had on people and political movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Hydro One sell-off situation.”

—Anna Killen, Beach Books


Heather Menzies, “For those who love this planet, challenges and responses” CCPA Monitor  (pdf)

[online, excerpted: “Books For Change“]

Ed Finn, “Book Review: Beyond Banksters,” theindependent.ca
[…and the cole’s notes: Brent Patterson, “Ed Finn Reviews Beyond Banksters by Joyce Nelson” canadians.org]

Rafe Mair, “Book Review: Beyond Banksters – Resisting the New Feudalism” commonsensecanadian.ca


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Working on it Hank,

One would think that those who present themselves to know so much, would have known that David Rockefeller had passed away at the age of 101.  LOL

@ Carolan,

Next Of Kin, Lives On with the same agendas...:) David Rockefeller JR is out there some where.





Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

Tucker: Bloomberg is trying to buy the election

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