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Post by kbot » 07-25-2015 12:03 PM

Was listening to this episode last night. Wanna hear an interesting reason of WHY this country and word is getting so messed-up, listen to this, and it will explain a LOT



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Technocracy

Technocracy is a term used to describe an organizational structure or system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of technological knowledge. The concept of a technocracy remains mostly hypothetical. Technocrats, a term used frequently by journalists in the twenty-first century, can refer to individuals exercising governmental authority because of their knowledge.[1] Technocrat has come to mean either "a member of a powerful technical elite" or "someone who advocates the supremacy of technical experts".[2][3][4] Examples include scientists, engineers, and technologists who have special knowledge, expertise, or skills, and would compose the governing body, instead of people elected through political parties and businesspeople.[5] In a technocracy, decision makers would be selected based upon how knowledgeable and skillful they are in their field.

The term technocracy was originally used to advocate the application of the scientific method to solving social problems. According to the proponents of this concept, the role of money, economic values, and moralistic control mechanisms would be eliminated altogether if and when this form of social control should ever be implemented in a continental area endowed with enough natural resources, technically trained personnel, and installed industrial equipment. In such an arrangement, concern would be given to sustainability within the resource base, instead of monetary profitability, so as to ensure continued operation of all social-industrial functions into the indefinite future. Technical and leadership skills would be selected on the basis of specialized knowledge and performance, rather than democratic election by those without such knowledge or skill deemed necessary.[6]

Some uses of the word technocracy refer to a form of meritocracy, a system where the most qualified are in charge. Other applications have been described as not being an oligarchic human group of controllers, but rather administration by discipline-specific science, ostensibly without the influence of special interest groups.[7] The word technocracy has also been used to indicate any kind of management or administration by specialized experts (technocrats) in any field, not just physical science, and the adjective technocratic has been used to describe governments that include non-elected professionals at a ministerial level.[3][4]

The academics Duncan McDonnell and Marco Valbruzzi have defined a prime minister or minister as a technocrat if “at the time of his/her appointment to government, he/she: (1) has never held public office under the banner of a political party; (2) is not a formal member of any party; (3) is said to possess recognized non-party political expertise which is directly relevant to the role occupied in government”.[8]

Characteristics

Technocrats are individuals with technical training and occupations who perceive many important societal problems as being solvable, often while proposing technology-focused solutions. The administrative scientist Gunnar K. A. Njalsson theorizes that technocrats are primarily driven by their cognitive "problem-solution mindsets" and only in part by particular occupational group interests. Their activities and the increasing success of their ideas are thought to be a crucial factor behind the modern spread of technology and the largely ideological concept of the "information society". Technocrats may be distinguished from "econocrats" and "bureaucrats" whose problem-solution mindsets differ from those of the technocrats.[18]

The former government of the Soviet Union has been referred to as a technocracy.[19] Soviet leaders like Leonid Brezhnev often had a technical background in education; in 1986, 89% of Politburo members were engineers.[20]

Several governments in European parliamentary democracies have been labeled 'technocratic' based on the participation of unelected experts ('technocrats') in prominent positions.[3] Since the 1990s, Italy has had several such governments (in Italian, governo tecnico) in times of economic or political crisis,[21][22] including the formation in which economist Mario Monti presided over a cabinet of unelected professionals.[23][24] The term 'technocratic' has been applied to governments where a cabinet of elected professional politicians is led by an unelected prime minister, such as in the cases of the 2011-2012 Greek government led by economist Lucas Papademos, and the Czech Republic's 2009–2010 caretaker government presided over by the state's chief statistician, Jan Fischer.[4][25] In 2013, the government of Tunisia failed to install a technocratic government.[26]

In the article "Technocrats: Minds Like Machines",[4] it is stated that Singapore is perhaps the best advertisement for technocracy: the political and expert components of the governing system there seem to have merged completely. This was underlined in an earlier article in "Wired" by Sandy Sandfort,[27] where he describes the information technology system of the island even at that early date making it effectively intelligent.

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Post by kbot » 07-25-2015 12:09 PM

Some additional eye-opening material. Apologies for the long post - the website has much more material.

After listening to this, now it makes ore sense than before.

From the Oathkeeper's website,

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From his interview with John B. Wells I have taken down a few notes to share with readers here. Mr. Wood’s latest book, Technocracy Rising, is packed with facts and information, and its contents are the focus in this video interview. The interview gets started early by discussion of the Trilateral Commission’s employment of Technocracy’s principles and their “New International Economic Order”, with mention of the Trilateral Commission’s goal of “transforming government”. By about 24 minutes into the video we see that more than just government is being transformed. Wood lists seven of their primary targets as being:

1. Economics
2. Government
3. Religion
4. Law
5. Energy
6. Humanity
7. Christianity

“Who” is to do all this “transforming”?

1) the Trilateral Commission;

2) Technocracy;

3) the United Nations; and

4) Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).

We note that neither the American People nor the Congress of the United States of America are party to the transformation. Technocracy and Trilateralism and the United Nations and Non-governmental organizations are the four horses on which the New International Economic Order is riding into our lives. Keep that in mind as we go.

Mr. Wood gives us things to notice, things being used by Technocracy to “transform” us:

1. Agenda 21
2. sustainable development
3. smart meters
4. climate change
5. cap and trade
6. the Green Economy
7. Human enhancement (Trans-Humanism: the merger of man and machine, literally)

As John B. Wells allows Mr. Wood to lay it all out in full, supporting knowledge is provided to the viewer to flesh-out the above listings, plus more. John B. and Patrick discuss “Scientism”, and Patrick Wood offers a passage by the “father of Technocracy”, Henri de Saint-Simon:

(Quoting):

“A scientist, my dear friends, is a man who foresees; it is because science provides the means to predict that it is useful, and the scientists are superior to all other men.” (End Quote)

Science shall tell us what to do, as evidenced by myriad manifestations ranging from regulating how long one may spend in one’s shower at home to the EPA’s wish to outlaw wood-burning stoves to central regulation of one’s thermostat from downtown, to the elimination of privately-owned single-dwelling homes and private automobiles as called for by the United Nations’ Agenda 21. Scientism is at the base of Technocracy. Here are some notes from Patrick Wood regarding Scientism:

1. The application of scientific methods to social and political modeling
2. Science is the absolute and only access to truth and reality about man and the universe
3. Scientism is specifically opposed to the Holy Bible as truth
4. Scientism upholds Atheism – there is no God
5. Scientism purports to be predictive, able to foretell the future
6. Scientism rejects any opposing inquiry
7. Scientism demands acceptance by non-scientists

Scientism is defined at Wikipedia this way:

“Scientism is belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach, and the view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative worldview or most valuable part of human learning to the exclusion of other viewpoints.”

In the three and one-half hour video interview by John B. Wells of Caravan To Midnight Patrick Wood points out that Ray Kurzweil, a senior scientist for Google, is a trans-humanist. Kurzweil wrote the 2005 book entitled “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”. Kurzweil, being a Google hotshot, works with the Chair of the Google corporation, Eric Emerson Schmidt, who is a Trilateral Commission member.

Patrick Wood gives some characteristics of Technocracy:

By nature it produces volumes of inviolable regulations which are “science based”.

It creates totalitarian control in the end, but is not socialism or communism.

Technocracy seeks to replace price-based economic system with energy-based system — (energy credits).

Communism, Marxism, Socialism, and Fascism are all based on a price-based economic system. Technocracy shifts away from that, so it is neither.
Stop!

Did we catch that third characteristic of Technocracy above? “…Seeks to replace price-based economic system with energy-based economic system”. That is positively huge! Technocracy is talking about doing away with our way of doing business, our system of money, of monetary exchange, replacing it with “energy credits”, which we may not find authorized in the Constitution — a far cry from coining silver and gold. But of course Scientism, Technocracy, and the thusly-directed geniuses of the Trilateral Commission care not one whit about our Constitution.

At 55 minutes into the video Wood gives us some requirements necessary to make Technocracy work.

1. Register on a continuing basis the 24 hour-per-day basis of the total net conversion of energy.

2. By means of registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a “balanced load”.

3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption. [Scott, Howard, et al, Technocracy Study Course, p. 232]Think: datamining.

4.Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc, of all goods and services, where produced and where used.

5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.

Today, Mr. Wood notes, we have the technology to do these things. Hence Obamacare, the NSA spying on all Americans, Common Core, fitting students into a master plan, etc., etc. — data collection gone wild. Combined with the Trilateral Commission’s strong-armed reach into seats of governmental power, Technocracy is quite literally transforming America.

Technocracy: The 1930s to Present

Technocracy originated in 1932 at Columbia University. It was founded by M. King Hubbert and Howard Scott in 1933. In 1934 they were booted from Columbia, but carried forth their Technocracy by writing the Technocracy Study Course. (PDF) https://ia600400.us.archive.org/4/items ... Opened.pdf

In 1954 Hubbert created “Peak Oil Theory”, and later became known as the “father of the eco movement”.

Patrick Wood gives some characteristics of Technocracy:

By nature it produces volumes of inviolable regulations which are “science based”.

It creates totalitarian control in the end, but is not socialism or communism.

Technocracy seeks to replace price-based economic system with energy-based system — (energy credits).

Communism, Marxism, Socialism, and Fascism are all based on a price-based economic system. Technocracy shifts away from that, so it is neither.

Stop!

Did we catch that third characteristic of Technocracy above? “…Seeks to replace price-based economic system with energy-based economic system”. That is positively huge! Technocracy is talking about doing away with our way of doing business, our system of money, of monetary exchange, replacing it with “energy credits”, which we may not find authorized in the Constitution — a far cry from coining silver and gold. But of course Scientism, Technocracy, and the thusly-directed geniuses of the Trilateral Commission care not one whit about our Constitution.

At 55 minutes into the video Wood gives us some requirements necessary to make Technocracy work.

1. Register on a continuing basis the 24 hour-per-day basis of the total net conversion of energy.

2. By means of registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a “balanced load”.

3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption. [Scott, Howard, et al, Technocracy Study Course, p. 232]Think: datamining.

4.Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc, of all goods and services, where produced and where used.

5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.

Today, Mr. Wood notes, we have the technology to do these things. Hence Obamacare, the NSA spying on all Americans, Common Core, fitting students into a master plan, etc., etc. — data collection gone wild. Combined with the Trilateral Commission’s strong-armed reach into seats of governmental power, Technocracy is quite literally transforming America.

Trilaterals Over Washington

At about the 01:02:35 point in the video we’re given a bit of a timeline regarding the Trilateral Commission.

1. The idea was floated at the 1972 Bilderberg meeting

2. It was created in 1973 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

3. It had 289 hand-picked members.

4. It’s three economic regions of primary focus were Japan, North America, and Europe.

5. There were 97 U.S. members, both “R”s and “D”s.

6. Members are primarily bankers, industrialists, academics, politicians, media, law firms, and NGOs.

In 1976 the Trilateral Commission hijacked the White House / Executive Office. Brzezinski had picked Carter for the White House, and according to Barry Goldwater’s autobiography both Rockefeller and Brzezinski groomed Carter and helped get him in. Then as the American people blinked Carter appointed Brzezinski to be his National Security Adviser. Carter then appointed almost a third of the American Trilateral membership to top Cabinet and Administration posts.

They took over government on behalf of economic policies for International consolidation which would foster:

1. a New International Economic Order

2. promote interdependence

3. promote “free trade” by dismantling tariffs and trade barriers.

Wood: (quote): “It was an economic takeover but they needed the political machinery to pull it off. Technocracy is not a political system — it is an economic system.” (end quote)

* In June 1992 Bush-41 attended the Earth Summit where the Agenda 21 was born.

* In March of 1993 Clinton announced his “National Partnership For Reinventing Government”.

* In April of 1993 the Agenda 21 book was published.

* In June of 1993 Clinton signed Executive Order 12852 creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

* On September 11, 1993 Clinton signed Executive Order 12862, the “National Performance Review/Reinventing Government”.

* In April of 2005 Bush-43 created the National Intelligence Agency, seating for its first Director John Negroponte, a Trilateralist.

I grew quite excited when next Patrick Wood brought up, at about the 01:11:30 mark in the interview, Brzezinski’s book from back in 1970. Wood says that “Between Two Ages: America’s Role In The Technetronic Era” is the book which launched the Technocracy and Trilateral movement.

I do not really know Patrick Wood, but have been following his work for about ten years, having first appreciated his writing on the Bank for International Settlements at his website. He chances to be the only man I know of, beside myself, who has a copy of Brzezinski’s “Between Two Ages: America’s Role In The Technetronic Era”. I had run across a copy after viewing Michael C. Ruppert’s 9/11 video in 2002. In 2007 I took my copy of this book to the State capitol of Montana and held it up while speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding some bill which was going through at that time. I showed the Committee members the book and read them a few passages from the book. I will share with you now the passages I read out loud to the Committee.

“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values…

“Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites…[whose] ties cut across national boundaries… It is likely that before long the social elites of most of the more advanced countries will be highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook….

“Within a few years the rebels in the more advanced countries who today have the most visibility will be joined by a new generation making its claim to power in government and business… accepting as routine managerial processes current innovations such as planning-programming-budgeting systems (PPBS) … A national information grid that will integrate existing electronic data banks is already being developed…. The projected world information grid, for which Japan, Western Europe, and the United States are most suited, could create the basis for a common educational program, for the adoption of common academic standards….

“The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty. … 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.”

Can you believe that? Brzezinski wrote that forty-five years ago in 1970. He could see what was coming in scientific fields, and David Rockefeller could see that Brzezinski was seeing just what the globalist elite had been seeing in the political field. Rockefeller tapped Brzezinski quickly and they co-founded the Trilateral Commission in 1973. Brzezinski is a very bright mind, but one which leans toward Technocracy and scientism, which ultimately leads to a one-world government system in the political realm and a one-world economic grid with which to control the populations of the earth. Oddly enough, Brzezinski was a professor at the very campus where Technocracy was born in 1932, Columbia University, when Rockefeller (in Rush Limbaugh’s word for it) “plucked” Brzezinski. (As Rush was meaning it, Rockefeller “hand-picked” Brzezinski.)

Brzezinski had used the word “technetronic” in the title of his book. Patrick Wood notes that “Technetronic” and “Technocracy” are closely linked, practically interchangeable. So let me interject something here please —

Brzezinski was envisioning in 1970 a gradual appearance of a more controlled society. He called it the “Technetronic Era” for Technocracy, in which his book is heavily immersed. He co-founded the Trilateral Commission with that sort of ideology in mind.

http://oathkeepers.org/oktester/technoc ... -midnight/
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Post by kbot » 07-25-2015 12:16 PM

Some of their work in action.......

Have a woodstove? Do you like woodstoves?

You may have to give them up, thanks to new rules written by the EPA. Granted, much of this is locally-enforced, and much pertains to new construction but, the handwriting is already on the wall....... A number of local communities have established "Do Not Burn" days, for example.

So, I guess the goal is to use "approved" Smart Meters.........

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Agencies -
Ordinances and Regulations

On this page:

EPA's New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters
Community Action - Laws and Ordinances
State Actions - Laws, Fees and Taxes
Model Rules and Codes
Area Source Rule for Small Industrial, Commercial or Institutional Boilers

EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters

EPA Proposes Updates to Air Standards for Newly Manufactured Wood Stoves and Heaters. Go to www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters to learn more.

EPA standards that govern the manufacture and sale of wood stoves, and certain wood burning fireplace inserts, built after 1988.

Current NSPS for Residential Wood Heaters
EPA’s NSPS for Residential Wood Heaters (2015) - Revised Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters
EPA's NSPS for Residential Wood Heaters (1988) - Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters
EPA's NSPS for Residential Wood Heaters Amendments (1996) (PDF) (32pp, 45k) - Amendments included to ensure that wood heaters that should not have been originally certified due to an invalid certification test are not sold to consumers.

On January 3, 2014, EPA proposed revisions to the residential wood heater new source performance standards (NSPS) under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. The draft revisions apply to new heaters ONLY and do not apply to existing wood stoves and other wood heaters installed in peoples’ homes. Go to www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters to review and comment on the proposed revisions before final standards are issued. EPA will accept written comments for 90 days after publication of the proposal in the Federal Register.

http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/ordinances.html#community

Did I just hear someone say "Agenda 21" ?????;) ;)
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Post by Doka » 07-25-2015 01:38 PM

Regulators Destroying Your Home Appliances

Ayn Rand’s novella_Anthem, the ebook of the week in the Laissez Faire Club, is a story about a government that hates, fears, and bans technology precisely because it wants to keep the people enslaved in a primitive state of being. Preposterous right? Wrong: this is going on every day right in the United States, as the regulatory machine continually wrecks technological advances, past, present, and future. This article discusses two such cases.

The material discussed in this article will matter far more to the quality of your life in the future than the outcome of the president election. And yet we can know with nearly perfect certainty that no candidate will be asked about these issues. They know nothing about it. Neither do the moderators of the debates. It all takes place beneath the surface of American politics within the belly of the bureaucratic monster that actually runs the country and over which elected politicians exercise virtually no control whatsoever.

The regulation in question is “Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwasher, 77 FR 31918.” You can spend the day reading the history’s most obtuse bureaucratese, complete with legislative history and technical detail, along with testimony for and against and the Department of Energy’ final judgement. Or you can just internalize my summary: get used to hand washing your dishes. As of May 2013, dishwasher manufacturers are not going to be allowed to make or sell a machine that works.

The Rest of the Story: http://lfb.org/regulators-destroying-yo ... ppliances/


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Post by kbot » 07-25-2015 07:40 PM

:D

I work with a doctor who was telling me about the various aspects of the UN's Agenda 21 being pushed on the local level in the town he lives-in. And, the manner in which it is being done sounds fairly innocuous, benign and "a good idea". Until you get further down the line in years and the hammer falls via the local ordinances that have been broken.

Although much is being imposed at the federal level, it is at the local level where the actual rules that carry fines (and eventually jail time - think about THAT for a moment) where the more stringent rules are being developed........

One of my brothers used to work for Raytheon, and one of their products is the Smart Meter, and he used to tell me (years ago now when the product was being designed and rolled-out) how the system would work - some guy just travels slowly down the road, collects the data electronically, and it is all downloaded o the main office where the data is used to calculate utilization and billing.

BUT, this information can also be used to check to see if out are "exceeding your allotment.....", and the systems are already in place to remotely regulate your household temperatures. Nice, huh? You pay ever-increasing charges for heat and a/c (if necessary), but it can be rationed according to some rules set-up by techno-bureaucrats somewhere......
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