European Union illegal and not binding since 1688

Preaching to the choir, I’m afraid.albionrestore 225

It’s such a pity, given the positive tone of the post on the round the world sailor crossing the equator, to have to get negative again.  There are three aspects:

Angus reports [and I’ll need to verify this]:

The Tories said they would work with Baroness Ashton and the new EU president, Belgian Herman van Rompuy, “in the British national interest”.

If that is so, then as a Tory myself, I’m appalled at what my party said.  However, there are two parties within the one and the Eurosceptics would never have agreed to that.  That statement looks very bad indeed.

At Witterings from Witney, David points out:

Whereas the inalienable rights and privileges of British Citizens are protected by the 1688 Declaration of Rights, which may not be amended or repealed:

All such Acts and Treaties purporting to make Britain a part of the European Union are therefore inherently unconstitutional, illegal and invalid.

Citizenship of the European Union, with as yet unspecified rights and duties purportedly imposed upon every British subject, is therefore unconstitutional, invalid, illegal and unenforceable under law.

At Team Europe, they point out, as of November 1st:

From midnight last night, the European Commission became illegal

As of midnight last night, the terms of 26 European Commissioners expired. Of the 27-strong college, only one, President José Manuel Durão Barroso, has been reappointed. The others, on any conceivable reading of the rules, are now occupying their posts illicitly.

Why is the EU, yet again, disregarding its own rules of procedure? Because the composition of the Commission would be altered by the European Constitution (a.k.a. Lisbon Treaty), and Eurocrats were reluctant to go through an appointments procedure under the existing rules.

This is a body which was conceived in iniquity, does not follow its own procedures and yet binds us to them, let alone the way in which they are sucking us dry as a nation.  We are already in enough trouble as a country and the EU is the final straw.

Please sign at the Albion Alliance and let’s join to at least get a referendum on this matter.

UPDATE: I’ve just cycled past my local newsstand and saw one daily, not sure which, call it a stitch up.  This was wonderful and it must be on every newsstand in the UK.  David Cameron’s careful wording, I’m afraid, was not enough.  I’m getting annoyed.

We are not getting the replies we wanted, as we could have expected but we are getting the signatories.  Now, my major task is to get these signatories to just write that one little email to their MP but to find the opposition candidates is a bigger task.

We also must go outside the internet and I fear that Ian’s point that we will need to do some leafleting might well be necessary soon.

Jessicawatch – she crosses the equator

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A month at sea:

Tonight I’ve got company out here, let me introduce you to ‘Silly’. He’s a little brown sea bird that’s landed on the sailor 250 satellite dome on the stern of Ella’s Pink Lady. Silly earned his nickname because of his dangerous fascination with the wind generator and his amusing attempts to land on the bendy windvane blade.

Even though the wind genny isn’t spinning too fast at the moment, watching him fly so close to it again and again was a little nerve racking! Anyway he’s been sitting there for well over three hours now and seems to have made himself quite comfortable perched on the dome.


And she finally crosses the equator heading north but will now turn south-east for Cape Horn and when she hits those big southern swells, she’ll know she’s going to be up against it.

She writes of many seabirds and quite a few dolphins frolicking about. What is it about dolphins which brings out the positive feelings in people?  Below, she celebrates crossing the line with chocolate.

JW choccys equator crossing

What to wear to that job interview

According to the French:

Agnes_B_m_RS10_1751Some maintain you should dress demurely, in muted greys or dark blues.  Not a bit of it.  Leave the new boss in no doubt of your zest and energy with this red-slippered number.

Agnes_B_m_RS10_1759If you’re from Thomas Hardy country, advertise it – you might like to bung on a Wessex accent if you know it or go the seafaring route – depends on the job of course.


Suits have one great failing – they’re usually too full and make you look like Herman Munster.  This number hugs the body and thumbs its nose at that outmoded well-pressed statement.


Eternal summer.  Even in deepest winter, you can recall the heady days of school breaking for the summer in this slick outfit from Japan but be careful – do you have the legs for it?  You may need to depilate.

Old Riddles at Nine

03 Manor House adj

1. I run over fields and woods all day.
Under the bed at night I sit not alone.
My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear,
Awaiting to be filled in the morning.

2. The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.

3. I am a wonderful help to women,
The hope of something to come. I harm
No citizen except my slayer.
Rooted I stand on a high bed.
I am shaggy below. Sometimes the beautiful
Peasant’s daughter, an eager-armed,
Proud woman grabs my body,
Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,
Claims my head. The curly-haired
Woman who catches me fast will feel
Our meeting. Her eye will be wet.

4. Two feathered flappers came together,
Panting and pushing in the open air.
The bright-haired girl, flushed and proud,
Grew big in the belly if the work was good.
Now scholars may need these letters to know
What I’m talking about: O and C,
N and E, K and H, and another C.
The tumblers twist to the letters’ key
As the treasure-door swings open
So that solvers can see in the heart
Of the riddle, craft and play. Carousing men
May know the names of the low-down lovers!

5. A strange creature ran on a rippling road,
Its cut was wild, its body bowed,
Four feet under belly, eight on its back,
Two wings, twelve eyes, six heads, one track.
It cruised the waves decked out like a bird,
But was more–the shape of a horse, man,
Dog, bird, and the face of a woman–
Weird riddle-craft riding the drift of words–
Now sing the solution to what you’ve heard.

Lords and ladies – go to it rightly!

Finally, a call for the Fed to be investigated


Karl Denninger reports that Representative Cummings, along with a half-dozen other Representatives, have had enough of The Fed’s games. They are now calling for a full congressional review of the entire Federal Reserve system, including a full public audit.


Here are the Fed’s origins.

Here are its owners.

Try The Ascent of Money [hat tip Wolfie]

Sonus on the Fed:

Try this vid for an explanation of how it came about and operates.

Here is a website that looks at the prices of housing from 1890, to present, and adjusts them for inflation. It shows vividly the vast over valuation of housing currently, so let’s say the land valuation could drop to £75,000, that is still a vast devaluation of the £ from the £2,500 purchase price.

The mistake that MOST thinkers make is to consider the currency as fixed and commodity prices as increasing. Such thinking is particularly useful to Fiat governments. It disguises their theft of the savings of the populace, and their reneging on their future liabilities, eg, for pensions.

A Fiat system cannot be deflationary without ultimately imploding. It struggles to exist profitably in near zero inflation (equilibrium). It can best exist in a “growth” situation, that is, where increasing levels of credit/debt are being created, – the classical western “growth model” of western economies.

Here is an excellent summary of the above issues.

Towards the end of a Fiat currency life-span, when debt levels are becoming difficult to repay, the tendency on the part of the authorities to cheat, to hide the facts from the voters, increases.

As the cheating persists, the studied avoidance of tough decisions is evaded by repeated bubble blowing that creates the illusion of economic well-being, but is merely an increase in private, and public Debt levels There has been no REAL increase in GDP for the previous decade, despite political spin.

Today inflation statistics are grossly manipulated, as are unemployment statistics, as are GDP statistics, together with most global commodities.

The Working Group on Financial Markets (also known as the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, the Working Group, and colloquially the Plunge Protection Team) was created by Executive Order 12631, signed on March 18th, 1988, by United States President Ronald Reagan.

Parts of the Executive were now free, and instructed to, manipulate “free” markets, in order to help create the illusion of financial stability. The Fiat system, and the excessive use of debt, was beginning to show signs of stress.

Safe Haven explains that the working group has recently become far more pro-active in the markets, using money from the Fed, and linking it to the cessation in the publishing by the Fed, of M3, as increases in M3 were predictive of future market manipulations.

In other words, Fed created money was being used for market manipulation. Was there a legal mandate for that?

Then came Markopolos ad the UK dodgy business.  The revolving door of UK regulation was exposed by English bloggers.


And Here.

On Feb 14th 2008, Elliot Spitzer, US Attorney General penned an article for the Washington Post, “Predatory Lenders Partner in Crime”, explaining Federal corruption in the support for predatory bank lending practices, and explaining that EVERY US state had joined him in seeking curtailment of these practices, but had been prevented from doing so by legal actions of the Federal Gov’t. The Federal Government was complicit in the sub-prime lending that is part of today’s market problems, and was active in defending the practices.

Here is a link explaining it.

Spitzer was crucified.

Ted Butler, an excellent writer, and campaigner for honesty, on the precious metal Silver, a monetary metal, has been pushing the CFTC for over a decade for an investigation of the clear and visible manipulation of the Silver Price, contained in figures published by the CFTC! At times the ounces short have approached the global annual output of Silver, yet in a decade of complaints, no action has been taken. The membership of the head of the CFTC on the Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets, explains the lack of action.

Eddie George and Gold:

“We looked into the abyss if the gold price rose further. A further rise would have taken down one or several trading houses, which might have taken down all the rest in their wake. Therefore, at any price, at any cost, the central banks had to quell the gold price, manage it. It was very difficult to get the gold price under control but we have now succeeded. The U.S. Fed was very active in getting the gold price down. So was the U.K.” 
Eddie George, Bank of England, September 1999.

Denninger called for:

  • The CDS casino must be closed today.  The AIG revelations are an outrage – we are sending tens of billions of dollars into AIG to prop up US and foreign banks as a consequence of these swaps?  This can be stopped with the stroke of a pen and must happen now.  Let the ISDA and bankers scream – suspend all CDS contracts until they are on an exchange with a central counterparty and margin has been established and proved.  Those for which margin can’t be established or proved are void as fraudulent upon issue; the money never existed to pay them off.  This charade called CDS must end.
  • You must pledge to send the FBI after everyone involved in the embezzlement during the previous ten and more years, whether they be borrowers, lenders, bankers or otherwise.  Liars on mortgage applications, liars in marketing these securities, liars all around – all must be prosecuted.
  • We must separate investment and commercial banking services.  Banking is a utility function and it must be safe.  We had it right with Glass-Steagall.  Make it a priority to reinstate that law and force the breakup of the monsters that have led us to this cliff.  If an investment bank wants to play “hedge fund” or “proprietary trading”, fine – but if they blow up they must not be allowed to sink our economy and banking system.
  • The Fed must be directed to open their kimono and disclose everything they are doing, daily, including what they’re taking in, from whom, how it is being valued and how it is being “haircut” or margined.  Equity investments made by The Fed are clearly unlawful under The Federal Reserve Act and must be immediately disgorged.  If The Fed doesn’t like living within the law, then Treasury must go around them and issue Treasury Notes itself; their franchise exists at our pleasure, not the other way around.
  • The ongoing charade in our housing market must end.  The FHA’s rate of “first payment defaults” has tripled in the last year.  Safe mortgages require a significant down payment – at least 10% and more commonly 20% – which means no seller-funded down payment assistance and the end of the 3% FHA down payment.  Keep the VA program for our service people but the rest must be scrapped.  FHA insured mortgages are a good thing but we must drive the fraudsters out of the mortgage system and prosecute them – we’re not doing it, and it is dramatically exacerbating this crisis.
  • Insist that every firm that is traded on a public exchange in The United States produce a consolidated balance sheet and financials without exception – no off-balance sheet games and no BS or tricks.  ALL “assets” must be disclosed along with their pricing models.  Any firm that refuses is delisted immediately.

“… we conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal … but are independent privately owned and locally controlled corporations… without day to day direction from the federal government.”

Quote by: 9th Circuit Court : Source: Lewis vs United States, June 24, 1982

Prior to 9/11, J P Morgan had sold $2.2 Trillion Treasury Bonds in excess of authorisation by the US Treasury. Those records were in building No 3 of the World Trade Centre.

And here was the face-off.

People, it goes on and on and on and on.  And now, only now, has the call come to investigate, not just the smaller banks and other fallguys but the arch criminal of them all – the privately owned Morgan Fed which has held the U.S. to ransom since 1913.

Finally, so many years after Louis McFadden mysteriously died, doe someone stand up and call for this.  Keep your eye on the health of Cummings and colleagues two years down the track, with special reference to any aircraft they happen to be travelling on.