Ex-NASA astronaut, Neil Armstrong, gave a remarkable insight into the workings of this world when he nervously made reference to “one of Truth’s protective layers,” during a short speech given on 20th July, 1994.
The real answer may never come…and has never been satisfactorily theorized in more than four decades.
Subjective answers have been many – some seem plausible, others, not as much. Theories have blamed the Mafia, Aliens, Lyndon B. Johnson, Israel, Russia, George Bush Senior and the CIA, among many others.
What I find the most compelling, is the Federal Reserve and Illuminati theories. These two stories catch my attention the most because they leave too many unanswered questions, too many holes. Too many oddities attached to be purely shrugged off as happenstance.
Shrouded in the clouds of this mystery is the Titanic.
I will touch on the issues that, no matter how you examine the bullet points, they logically make no sense. Without further ado…
I’m certain many remember the hugely successful Hollywood movie, Titanic. James Cameron had arguably made this his masterpiece. He did a masterful job on using real research and documented literature to create his block-buster. Missing, however, are the questionable events leading up to, during, and after this great ship sunk to its watery grave.
The sinking of the Titanic has been second only to the mystery surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Elements that led up to the eventual demise of the ‘unsinkable’ vessel have been questioned and analyzed for nearly 100 years.
What does the Titanic mean to this story? A Catholic order known as the Jesuits compelled to carry out Jesus’ work. In this instance, theorists believe that the establishment of the U.S. Federal Reserve was ushered into being. Those in belief of the theory speak of a group of Illuminati, enlightened individuals with a plan for a New World Order, in which it will be necessary to establish the Federal Reserve.
Many believe that this Jesuit establishment was created so that the order could loan money, shape the world landscape, and become one of the most powerful organizations in the world. Here’s how the Federal Reserve and the Titanic are connected. In 1910, seven men met on Jekyll island just off the coast of Georgia to plan the Federal Reserve Bank. Nelson Aldrich and Frank Vanderclip represented the Rockefeller (Illuminati) financial empire. Henry Davidson, Charles Norton and Benjamin Strong represented J.P. Morgan (Illuminati). Paul Warburg (Illuminati) represented the Rothschilds (Illuminati) Banking dynasty of Europe. The Rothschilds were the banking agents for the Jesuits and hold `the key to the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church.
Necessary to their plans, the Federal Reserve did have some opposition; those who saw what the future would become if banking was outside of the government’s hands, the rates set by a private company such as the Fed. All the wealthy and powerful men the Jesuits wanted to get rid of were invited to take the cruise. Three of the richest and most important of these were Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss, the head of Macy’s Department Stores, and John Jacob Astor, probably the wealthiest man in the world. Their total wealth, at that time, using dollar values of their day was more than 500 million dollars. Today that amount of money would be worth nearly eleven billion dollars. These three men were coaxed and encouraged to board the floating palace. They had to be destroyed because the Jesuits knew they would use their wealth and influence to oppose a Federal Reserve Bank as well as the various wars that were being planned.
Aboard the Titanic now were some of the richest and most famous individuals in the world. Besides Guggenheim and the Strauses, there was Major Archibald Willingham de Graffenreid Butt and the artist Francis Davis Millet. Major Butt was the military aide to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft, and a good friend to both. The recent political friction between Roosevelt and Taft had caused Butt a good deal of grief, and so he sought relief by taking a trip to Europe with his friend, famed artist Francis Millet, most famous for such paintings as Between Two Fires. Millet was president of an art academy in Rome (despite his American birth), and so this was where the two friends headed. While in Rome, Butt also had an audience with the Pope, as President Taft had wished. Now that the holiday was over and Butt was feeling much better, the two were headed back to the United States on Titanic.
Colonel John Jacob Astor and his new bride Madeleine. John Astor was from a long line of millionaires, and he was one of the richest men in the world, if not the richest. He was not only a millionaire, but had been, in his time, a Colonel in the Spanish-American War, an inventor, and a novelist. Now he had created a scandal, however, divorcing his wife for the much younger (and beautiful) Madeleine. Astor was nearing the age of fifty, while Madeleine was a mere eighteen.
Then there was William Thomas Stead, the famed editor and political activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous man on Titanic, due to his political activism and his papers The Pall Mall Gazette and The Review of Reviews. He was also famous by this time for his exposing of London prostitution, and for being the man who called for General Gordon’s transfer to Khartoum to fight the Mahdi. He was making “one last crusade” now by taking the ship to Washington, on the request of President Taft, for an international conference on peace. Also boarding in Southampton would be many more familiar faces, including Theodore Roosevelt’s cousin, the historian Archibald Gracie, the son of General Archibald Gracie of the Confederacy States of America, who was killed at Petersburg in late 1864. There was Jacques Furtrelle, the mystery writer, and his wife May. The two had been up all night, holding a farewell party until 3 o’clock a.m., after which they packed their bags and headed for Southampton. He was photographed that afternoon up on the Boat Deck by the ship’s gymnasium. There was also the famous president of the Grand Trunk Railway aboard, Charles Melville Hays of Illinois (travelling with his family), who was travelling under the personal invitation from Bruce Ismay himself.
It can also be mentioned that J.P. Morgan, the individual contracted to build the Titanic was scheduled to be on the maiden voyage, but canceled.
Supporters of the idea that the Titanic shipwreck was orchestrated carefully, a Jesuit tempore co-adjutor was picked to captain the ship, a man that would do anything for the order and God’s will; Captain Edward Smith. Quite possibly the most experienced captain of the time, Smith had navigated the waters of the Atlantic for 26 years, a master of the icy waters that the Titanic would be sailing. He was a Jesuit and worked for J.P. Morgan. As National Geographic stated in their 1986 documentary entitilted ‘The Secrets of the Titanic,’ “Anyone could be a Jesuit and their identity not be known.
When the ship departed southern England, on board was Father Francis Browne. He was the most powerful Jesuit in all of Ireland and the Jesuit Master of Edward Smith. Here is Jesuit treachery at its finest. The provincial Father Francis Browne boards the Titanic, photographs the victims, most assuredly briefs the Captain concerning his oath as a Jesuit, and the following morning bids him farewell. (Eric J. Phelps, Vatican Assassins Halcon Unified Services).
Later, from the Titanic, Fr. Browne sent a telegram to his provincial in Dublin requesting permission to stay onboard. However, a frosty telegram awaited him in Queenstown: “Get off that ship.”
When news of the Titanic’s disastrous fate reached Fr. Browne, he folded the telegram, put it into his wallet and kept it there for the rest of his life.
Smith, being a master navigator of the Atlantic, allegedly sailed directly into iceberg territory, failing to heed the numerous warnings given by other ships to decrease speed, and tread carefully. The glancing blow to the side of the Titanic is also said to violate basic safety measurements associated with sailing. Danger is meant to be met head on to avoid exactly what happened to the Titanic.
Adding to the questions are, why the Titanic’s flare guns fired white flares. Red was (and is) the emergency standard. Other colors were used for identification (white = White Star Line). When the Titanic was sinking, her crew fired her flare guns. The Californian and other ships saw the white flares, but didn’t consider them a distress call. At one point, the Californian, commanded by Captain Lord, may have been as close as six miles to the stricken vessel.
Quartermaster George Rowe and 4th Officer Boxhall began to launch several white signal rockets from the ship’s bridge, after Captain Smith had suggested it.
According to several Marine websites, white flares mean: The final type of flare that is used in marine situations is the white flare. White flares are used to warn other ships of your presence and avoid the chances of collision.
All three men, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss, and John Jacob Astor – whom were opposed to the Federal Reserve, died during the sinking of the Titanic. The Federal Reserve is installed as part of the Federal Reserve act in December of 1913, roughly a year and eight months after the Titanic tragedy, and World War I less than a year later. Theorists believe that the Federal Reserve and the Jesuits were responsible for funding the United States, Germany, and Russia in the war.
7:30am, Wednesday, April 10, 1912 – Captain Edward J. Smith boards the Titanic for its
maiden voyage. He also announces his retirement and that this would be his final voyage.
April 10, 6:30 pm – Titanic arrives in Cherbourg, France and anchors 2 miles offshore. Small tenders bring aboard more mail and passengers. Some of the wealthiest and best known passengers boarded in Cherbourg.
Friday, April 12 – The Titanic is well out in the Atlantic running at 21 knots. By noon Saturday, April 13, Titanic covered approximately 805 miles. The first ice warning was received on April 12. By the 14th, Titanic would receive eight ice warnings.
Titanic’s wireless room had been packed with incoming and outgoing messages, several incoming messages were from ships with greetings and warnings of ice (among them were messages from the Avala, California, President Lincoln, La Tourine, Montrose, Manitou, St. Laurent, Corsican, East Point, Empress of Britain, and Lackawanna).
April 14, 9:00pm – Captain Smith joins 2nd officer Charles Lightoller on the bridge. After a conversation, both agree that they will see anything large enough to damage the ship in time to take action. Smith leaves the bridge with the words “If in the least bit doubtful let me know.”
Things were busy for the operators of the ship’s wireless today, as now that the wireless was repaired the operators were hopelessly backlogged with messages, many warning of ice in Titanic’s path. At 9 o’clock a.m., a message from the Caronia was received, reading:
“Captain, Titanic- West bound steamers
report bergs, growlers, and field ice in
42 N. from 49 to 50 W.”
Other ships that reported ice that day were Canada, Lindenfels, Trautenfels, Montcalm, Corinthian, Memphian, and Campanello. At 11:40 a.m., a message was received from the Noordam:
“Congratulations on new command Captain.
Had moderate westerly winds, fine weather,
no fog, much ice reported in 42 24′ to 50 2′”.
And at 1:40, a message from the Baltic was received:
“Captain Smith, Titanic. Have had moderate
variable winds and clear fine weather since
leaving. Greek Steamer Athinai reports passing
icebergs and large quantity of ice today in
latitude 41.51 N., longitude 49.52.W. Wish you
and Titanic all success”.
At 1 o’clock p.m., 2nd Officer C.H. Lightoller posted Caronia’s message, after showing it to his senior officer, 1st Officer W.M. Murdoch, who simply replied, “All right”. Captain Smith took Baltic’s message and gave it to Bruce Ismay of the White Star Line. At the time, Ismay was speaking with the George Dunton Wideners (Mr. Widener’s father was P.A.B. Widener of the I.M.M.). The Chairman of the White Star Line simply stuffed the message into his pocket, only reading it later that afternoon, and taking it lightly. In fact, Mrs. Arthur Ryerson remembers that he personally flashed it at her, saying that he was confident in his vessel.
10:21pm – The nearby ship Californian comes upon the ice field, Captain Lord decides to stop and wait out the night. With 24 of 29 boilers fired, the Titanic is running at 22 knots, the highest speed it had ever achieved. [Why would the World’s Greatest Sea Captain rev up to 22 knots, knowing such impending dangers?]
Along with the great Captain Smith, there were seven lesser officers aboard. These men were: the superb Scottish seaman, Chief Officer William McMasters Murdoch, RNR, then the famed First Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, RNR, Second Officer David Blair, Third Officer Herbert John Pitman, Fourth Officer Joseph Groves Boxhall, Fifth Officer Harold Godfrey Lowe (a Welshman), RNR, and Sixth Officer James Paul Moody, Henry Tingle Wilde, the Olympic’s chief officer.
During this time, there was a coal strike, in which it was already pre-determined the Titanic would never exceed 20 knots, to conserve coal on board.
In addition, another incident took place, which had been brought to Captain Smith’s attention, to which he ignored…a fire in Boiler Room 6 had been recently discovered, caused by coal left to dry, which, rubbing together, had flicked a spark which had spontaneously combusted. Apparently, the smoldering had started during the trials almost two weeks before.
How could this smoldering hazard have been over-looked, or deemed irrelevant by such experienced and respected men? The Titanic had been inspected daily prior to its maiden voyage , by Titanic’s designer Thomas Andrews and Captain Maurice Harvey Clarke, along with 5th Officer Harold G. Lowe and 6th Officer James P. Moody.
- Why would the greatest sea Captain of his time ignore the fire in Boiler 6?
- Why would the greatest sea Captain of his time disregard the icebergs and run the Titanic at 22 knots, knowing the impending dangers and the short coal supply?
- Why would Captain Smith and his hand-picked expert officers ignore repeated iceberg warnings from many nearby ships?
- Why did JP Morgan suddenly cancel his voyage aboard the Titanic? The real answer is still unknown.
- Why did Captain Smith give the command to send out white flares?
- Why did the Titanic have only 20 lifeboats when it was supposed to have 64?
- Why did President John F. Kennedy feel the need to speak of the Jesuits as highly secretive, subversive and dangerous group in his New York City speech of 27th April 1961?
- Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: “The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power, power in its most despotic exercise absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses.”
- Why is the name, Joseph Bruce Ismay, so important?
Being a life-long Browns fan, and priding myself on NFL history – I have been dismayed by the excitement by so many who feel this current regime of Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi is the hope for the future.
Joe Banner is a business man first, and last. In Philly, he only cared about filling the stadium and generating profit. From a business standpoint, he succeeded. That approach was also his Achilles Heel; he didn’t care about championships, not even the Super Bowl – that was not his job. Banner never cared about the fans in Philly and never will in Cleveland either. Banner held Philly back for many years with his selfish ways with the team salary cap and hard-nosed negotiating when it came to player contracts. Guys like Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Dawkins, Terrell Owens, David Akres, among others all felt his wrath over the years. In Joe’s eyes players that stepped on the field were just a number to him.
Banner’s business acumen and his profit successes, makes perfect sense why Jimmy Haslam hired him. Banner never cared about fans, Haslam never cared about customers.
In fact, Joe Banner never had any football experience – working as a clothing merchandiser before Jeff Lurie, Banner long-time friend, hired him.
Howie Roseman and Andy Reid built those Eagles powerhouse teams, not Joe Banner. In the end however, in lieu of the poor 2011 Eagles draft and the over-paid Dream Team, owner Jeffrey Lurie absolved Roseman of blame for the 2011 draft, and sent Reid and Banner packing. While 2011 wasn’t the sole reason for the management change, it was the end-all.
Mike Lombardi, while many credit him for the JaMarcus Russell blunder, others absolve him. That controversy aside, Lombardi has a long history of draft blunders, one after another, while grabbing Free Agents not worth mentioning. As Mike Lombardi’s personnel and draft history was being written, he became more of an NFL hindrance than an asset, which ultimately landed him in front of a camera for 5 years, and out of the NFL. Despite six teams in need of a GM over that span, Lombardi was not ever a serious consideration – that is, until Joe Banner hired his long-time friend.
Truth be told, no one in Berea has ever drafted meaningfully; no one in Berea has constructed a winning team. Just as the teens were afraid to go to sleep in Nightmare On Elm Street, I’m afraid for the future of the Cleveland Browns.
The people in Philly rejoiced upon Banner’s departure, and many wondered why the Browns chose Lombardi. Considering Rob Chudzinski had never drafted anyone, and struggled to achieve any consistent success as an offensive coordinator – I wonder, why so many are so excited about the upcoming draft, and the hopes of an NFL championship. Now matter how it gets twisted, it doesn’t bode well for the future of the Cleveland Browns. If Lombardi couldn’t figure it out sitting in the headquarters of NFL teams, he certainly didn’t hone his skills sitting in front of a camera.
Unfortunately, this is authenticated history, and a sad future for Brown’s fans world-wide.
Almost daily, we hear more bad from this new law coerced upon America, known as the Affordable Care Act. Long ago I called it the Cyanide Bill…seems I wasn’t too far off the mark.
Written into the Medicaid law – you know, the “fine-print” part of Obama’s Law no one ever reads? – is the “Estate Recovery” law. Sure, I know this is nothing new, it’s been around for a couple of decades. It virtually flew under the conscientiousness of the general public, as it affected relatively few. Basically, the original law, Pre-ObamaCare, stated If you’re over 55 and are on Medicaid, when you die the state can seize your assets in an effort to repay the cost of your care and “asset tests” were included in the Medicaid enrollment requirements. The bar varied significantly from state to state, but the gist of it was that if your assets rose above a certain level you were disqualified, regardless of your income.
Post-ObamaCare, now the requirements for Medicaid have been simplified to allow more low income non-elderly people onto the rolls. As a result, people with low incomes, but substantive assets, are suddenly finding themselves trapped in a situation where they have no choice but to sign up for Medicaid. In the 26 states that have opted to implement the Medicaid expansion, asset tests have been eliminated and eligibility is based on income alone. If you earn less than 133% of the federal poverty level, you’ll probably qualify. If you do, you’re no longer able to receive subsidies that help pay for the other plans on the exchange.
Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, summarizes Medicaid and CHIP provisions in the new law and compares them to current law; “In particular, on page 8 Wilson notes that the ACA “[r]equires states to use a net income standard (no asset or resource test, no income disregards) to determine [Medicaid] eligibility.”
Yep, you read that right, bye-bye asset test. Hello simple income test. The new federal income eligibility threshold will be 133% of the federal poverty level (effective 1/1/14).
The only alternative is to purchase a full price, un-subsidized, plan. Since ObamaCare is driving premiums and deductibles up, more people are being thrust into Medicaid and they’re shocked to find out that after they die, their states can come after the assets they’d been planning to leave to their children. If you earn enough to qualify for a government-subsidized plan, the feds will help you pay for your coverage. However, if you’re income doesn’t qualify, but you own a house and have some money in the bank, you’re on your own. You’ll have to leverage those assets against a sneaky loan for the full amount of your care from age 55 on.
Even the left-leaning DailyKos admits how bad this law is: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/21/1249471/-Estate-Recovery-It-s-Worse-Than-You-Thought
“Those who enroll in Medicaid through the ACA Medicaid Expansion will find that there is no limit on the assets they can have, as long as their income is low enough to qualify.
Unfortunately, there is also no limit to the amount that can be billed against the Medicaid recipient’s assets by the state. And Estate Recovery seeks a 100% payback of whatever each state determines are expenses they want to recover for. In other words, if you are 55-64, and depending on what state you are in and what services you use, Medicaid may not be an insurance program: it is a loan.
While it seems a lot of people are under the impression that Estate Recovery is only for long term care, this is not the case in many states.”
What will the New America look like in 2016?
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