01-09-19 -- James Corbett - Robert Goff - Tim Picciott (MP3s & VIDEO's LOADED)
James Corbett (The Corbett Report) on a variety of world news headlines - Robert Goff (Co-Author of End Medical Debt) on empowering donors to forgive billions in oppressive medical debt - Tim Picciott (Crypto Self Direct; The Liberty Advisor) on the
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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On this week's edition of #PropagandaWatch we examine a case study in corporate spin as a thoroughly researched and meticulously documented Reuters report is marginalized with a magic two word phrase. Corporate stooges and PR lackeys take note!
Jason Bermas of Pulse Change joins us to discuss the recently released "9/11 papers." What new information is in this release, and does it tell us anything of value about 9/11? Can the documents be verified?
Dr. Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University joins us to discuss his research with Catherine Austin Fitts into the $21 trillion in unaccounted transactions on the books of the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. We discuss what we know and don't know about the subject, the Pentagon's nonsensical and inadequate excuses for the debacle, the new accounting guideline that legally allows every department of the federal government to create fake and altered books for public consumption, the recent failed Pentagon audit, the government's refusal to provide any information about the problem, the failure of congress to pursue the issue, and the failure of the press to report on it.
Gerry Docherty, co-author of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, joins us for an in-depth discussion about the real origins of WWI. In this wide-ranging discussion, Docherty reveals the machinations of the Secret Elite that ensnared Europe, and, ultimately, the world, in war. We also talk about the teaching of history and who controls the historical narrative on key global events.
Sick of the same old, same old boring list of predictable, safe New Year's predictions that are so vague they can't possibly come true? (Weaponized narratives, indeed!)
Yeah. So am I. So in the spirit of spicing things up for this post-holiday hangover season, let's kick the year off with a bunch of outrageous predictions that probably won't come true . . . but might at least get us thinking in the right direction.
1. A grand jury will unravel the 9/11 plot and deliver justice for that crime.
As Corbett Report listeners are already well aware, last year the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry filed a petition requesting the U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York to convene a special grand jury to investigate the unprosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. And as viewers of New World Next Week are also aware, the U.S. Attorney responded to the Lawyers' Committee on November 7th of last year in a letter claiming that he "will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 as they relate to your submissions."
So we all know what that means, right? Of course! It means that the government is going to investigate itself, find itself guilty for the crime of the false flag event that was 9/11, and deliver justice for the victims. Duh.
All those who, in the past, have been known to mutter "conspiracy theorist" under their breath and roll their eyes when someone attempts to question the official, government-approved conspiracy theory of 9/11 will, of course, be thoroughly ashamed of their past ways and will seek to mend fences with their savvier, conspiracy-realist brethren. United at last, the whole world will watch as the gaggle of neocons that committed the crimes do the orange jumpsuit perp walk, and all of the congress critters on both sides of the aisle who have maintained the cover-up will be marching with them.
Much has been made of this in the lamestream media, of course, especially coming on the heels of what was characterized as a "conciliatory message" from Kim to Trump just last week.
Does this mean that the North Koreans want to see that the Trump administration (which has already pulled out of agreements without cause) will actually live up to its end of the bargain before completely disarming itself? Gasp! The nerve!
But what you might not have read is that a second, more important narrative is emerging from Pyongyang. You see, at this point Kim (and everyone else, really) knows that the biggest strides toward peace in the past year have come not from any NK/US haggling but from the growing ties between North and South Korea. As Jason Ditz over at Antiwar.com observes:
One thing North Korea is being a bit more direct on is wanting more summits between Kim and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. South Korea's Blue House has confirmed that Kim has told them he wants multiple high-level meetings to work toward denuclearization. For Kim, working with South Korea has been a lot more productive than working with the US. Though he and Trump got along well enough, the US has refused any sanctions relief following the effort, and has actually escalated US sanctions and threats against the north even as Trump praises them for advances toward meeting US demands.
So, who knows? We just may see an end to the nuclear death match on the Korean peninsula in 2019 after all. And for once, the end of that conflict won't be dictated by Uncle Sam or the ChiComs or any outside power, but the Koreans themselves. Wouldn't that make a nice change?
But wait, that's not the only hopeful anti-war message for the New Year . . .
3. The US will pull out of Syria . . . and everywhere else!
Yes, it seems like Uncle Sam is finally getting ready to do the previously unthinkable: Pull out of Syria!
. . . Or so they're saying. These things have a habit of changing on a dime (did somebody say chemical false flag?). But since we're in prediction mode, let's go all out and say that the US will actually withdraw its forces from Syria this year in spite of all the weeping and gnashing of teeth coming from the demons in the neocon/neolib foreign policy establishment.
No, no, no. Let's go even further. Not only will the US pull out of Syria this year, but then, incredibly . . . nothing will happen. That's right! The world will not end. The end of the previous "international rules-based order" that the policy wonks love to talk about (because "New World Order" doesn't fly well these days) will not result in death and destruction and Apocalypse and cats marrying dogs or whatever Kissinger and his ilk are braying about these days.
And then, realizing that they've been fed a bunch of malarkey about militarism keeping the world in check, the American public will be emboldened to push for further military withdrawals. The troops will be coming home from Korea, obviously (see prediction 3). And why are they still in Germany? And Japan? And . . . well, you get the idea. Pretty soon the US military will be back to defending the borders of the United States instead of policing the world.
Of course, there will be some consequences to all of this. Like the collapse of the military-industrial (not to mention the information-industrial) complex. And with the collapse of that behemoth, a number of other parasitical economic and industrial powers will come tumbling down, too. But don't worry! That's just the start of the 2019 economic reckoning!
4. The everything bubble will burst . . . but the real economy will survive just fine.
There are those out there who look at the crazy, topsy-turvy, up-and-down market gyrations of December 2018 with dread, fearing that they are a harbinger of economic meltdown.
There are those out there who look at the crazy, topsy-turvy, up-and-down market gyrations of December 2018 with elation, thinking that they might be able to play the futures markets in just the right way to make money from the volatility.
So just imagine what will happen when people all around the world—buoyed in the knowledge that they are the real cornerstones of the economy and not the banksters and industrialists who puppeteer the present system—get the chance to demonstrate the power of these ideas to a public reeling from a market collapse. What if people were not suckered in by the political puppets promising "New World Orders" on the back of the chaos they created but instead were shown real, functioning, people-powered communities of freedom-minded individuals working together to lift each other up and shun the banksters altogether?
Now stop imagining that, because it's going to happen this year! (So you better get prepared!)
5. The hot new social media trend will be talking! In person! To real people!
Hey kids, want to get in front of the year's next hot tech trend? Well, listen up, because I have a scoop for you!
No, it's not the latest iWidget or the next gen Google Gadget or any other piece of whizzbang technological tricksterism. It's not a hot new killer app or a ridiculously addictive Skinner box video game, either. No, it's much simpler than that: talking.
Yes, talking. But hear me out. There's a catch.
Talking without using those little black mirrors we all carry around in our pocket. Not texting. Not tweeting. Not insta-ing or snap chatting or emailing or youtubing or any other form of electronic communication that passes for "talking" these days. Actual, real life face-to-face talking.
Remember before the internet, when people actually went out and talked and interacted with their friends and other human beings? Well, there's an entire generation of children going up today who don't. And they'll never have that experience if current trends continue (although, ironically enough, they can get a taste of what that world was like on YouTube).
But this year those craze Gen-Zers are going to start to the craziest trend yet. Social interaction! Yup, the cool kid in 7th grade is going to look at his smartphone-addicted parents and teachers and other "authority" figures and rebel in that time-honored tradition of teenagers everywhere. So how do you rebel against the current establishment? By ditching the electronic surveillance device you're carrying around at all times, of course!
Led by the Gen-Z trend, Apple and Twitter and Amazon and all their FAANG friends will see sales plummet this year. Instead, people will enjoy phone-free meet-ups in meat space and discover that the people around them aren't at all the NPC or literal Hitler caricatures that social media has convinced us they are.
Yes, I dare say you do, because even if (for some unfathomable reason) you haven't read, watched or listened to everything I've ever done relating to the Chinese social credit scheme (tsk tsk), then you're probably a TV-addled fluoride head who's learnedallaboutitfrom the MSM repeaters.
Well guess where this Orwell-on-steroids system is being rolled out next? Venezuela! That's right, citizens of everyone's favorite socialist paradise are about to be treated to a new ID card that will track and database a wide range of information about each citizen, from medical records to political affiliation to social media presence. And all of this information will be sent straight back to the government.
China is already exporting their social credit technology to like-minded regimes all around the world. But we don't have to wait for this to start rolling out at home; it's already here. Find out more and stick around for a subscriber video breaking down "Julia" with Vinnie Caggiano in this week's edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber. For full access to the subscriber newsletter, and to support this website, please become a member.
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Co-Author of END MEDICAL DEBT , Robert Goff has more than 40 years of experience in the health care industry, Robert E. Goff is a recognized expert in care delivery, organization and financing. His career spans a wide range of leadership positions as a hospital administrator, managed care executive, consultant, regulator, and association executive. He's held an academic posting as an adjunct professor in Managed Care and Healthcare Strategic Planning at the New School University, NY. He's a frequent lecturer to physicians and community organizations. As an entrepreneur, Goff has been responsible for the development of numerous health care businesses, including one of the first for-profit HMOs in New York State, one of the earliest physician practice management companies, a chain of urgent care centers, the first network model Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans in a secondary market, plus provider-based health care business initiatives. Goff recently retired from service as Executive Director and CEO of University Physicians Network, LLC (UPN) in New York City.
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In our urgent public debates about our broken healthcare system, we have overlooked the devastating personal and social impact of America's medical debt crisis. Millions of Americans face $1 trillion in unpayable medical debt!
The three authors of End Medical Debt in 2014 began RIP Medical Debt, a tax-exempt charity that locates, buys and forgives medical debt. RIP first came to America's attention in 2016 when HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" used the charity to abolish $15 million in medical debt. In response to public support since then, by the end of 1018, RIP had abolished a half billion dollars in medical debt for 250,000 Americans in communities across the country.
From their distinct viewpoints as debt collections and healthcare administration insiders, the three authors take a realistic look at our healthcare system, revealing how and why we got into this mess of skyrocketing costs, shrinking insurance coverage, rising deductibles, and mounting medical debt. They view debt forgiveness as a necessary interim solution until we agree on a better financial structure for our unhealthy healthcare system.
End Medical Debt delves into the most popular proposed solutions -- repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, insurance reform, drug price controls, adding a Medicare Option to the ACA fo9r those over age 50 or 55, and Medicare-for-All (single-payer universal healthcare). The book concludes with the call for an American Medical Debt Commission that reports to Congress annually about the national medical debt crisis.
The book further presents practical tips for those burdened by personal medical debt.
The authors are industry insiders: Jerry Ashton -- 40 years in the credit and collections industry. Robert Goff -- 40 years in healthcare administration management. Craig Antico -- 30 years in collections, debt buying and consulting.
Robert Goff and Jerry Ashton are the co-authors of The Patient, The Doctor and The Bill Collector: A Medical Debt Survival Guide, published in 2016 by Hoku House.
The authors are donating 100 percent of their royalties to forgiving medical debt.
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Praise for the book::
"I went into the hospital overnight, and the bill was $25,000. It's time to lift the yoke off the necks of the most vulnerable and defenseless members of society — precisely what End Medical Debt does."
-- Alan Grayson, Former U.S. Congressman
"End Medical Debt demonstrates what was always the solution: People helping people, voluntarily and without coercion. Humanity at its best."
-- Ernest Hancock, Publisher, FreedomsPhoenix
"End Medical Debt explains why only Americans risk the probability that medical treatment will be financially inaccessible or that a family will be made destitute from a serious injury or disease."
-- Nancy A. Niparko, M.D., Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Jerry Ashton, Robert Goff and Craig Antico are putting lifetimes of experience to work in End Medical Debt to spread the word that medical debt is a personal and national crisis. They are offering answers that are gaining national attention."
-- Kevin A. Cahill, New York State Assembly; Chair, Assembly Committee on Insurance Health
"End Medical Debt is exactly what we need to jumpstart the national discussion about our dysfunctional for-profit health care system, and what to do about it, so patients like me don't have to experience the financial and personal hardships caused by medical debt. We are a forgotten, disposable, invisible universe of people. There are millions of us. This book explains with passion and honesty the nightmare of medical debt."
-- Joel R. Segal, Former senior legislative assistant, U.S. Congress. Co-author, HR 676: "Medicare For All"
-We are a 501(c)(3) charity that has abolished $120 million in medical debt for about 60,000 Americans.
-Those who benefit from our medical debt relief face no adverse consequences and will not be taxed on the gift.
-RIP donations deliver "a lot of bang for the buck," so $100 can forgive $10,000 in debt.