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What Happens When Cash is No Longer Trash?

aa-dollar - Washington w hands on his head Those who actually create value as opposed to chasing yield with nearly-free money will actually have some traction once the swamp of excess liquidity drains. When those closest to the money spigots of the Federal Reserve can borrow billions for next to nothing, cash–laboriously saved from years of paychecks–is reduced to trash. What chance does a saver have in a bidding war for a house or other asset against a financier who can borrow essentially unlimited cash? Answer: none. The saver can leverage his cash at best 4-to-1: a 20% down payment leverages a mortgage of 80% borrowed money. The financier can borrow as much he wants for next to nothing. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogoct14/collapse-liquidity10-14.html


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What Options Are Left for Central Banks?

aa-Dees - federal reserve as spider enveloping world What happened over the past six years is that central banks have moved from providing short-term buffers to being the saviors of the government, economy and asset markets. This is an extraordinary transformation, and it’s the core reason why central bank policies are now failing to move the needle: they were designed to serve as short-term buffers during crisis and the resulting recession, not permanent props under government borrowing, the financial sector and the stock, bond and real estate markets. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogoct14/CBs10-14.html


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Financial Regulators Bend Rules for Banksters

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street The cozy relationship between financial institutions and their respective regulators has long been known. Concern from reformers and activists comes from all stripes of ideological perspectives. With the attention that Carmen Segarra, the whistleblower of Wall Street, has gained, the noise from the banking establishment pushes back. Here comes the expected spin from the Fed. http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/100814.html


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Counting Angels on the Head of a Pin While Main Street Flounders

aa-middle class - getting screwed good one Since Greenspan launched the cult of Keynesian central banking and the financialization of the American economy in the late 1980s, the balance sheet of the Fed has grown from $200 billion to $4.4 trillion—or by 22X. The S&P 500 is up 10X notwithstanding three thundering booms and busts in the interim. Along the way, the great financial markets of American capitalism have been destroyed as agents of productive capital formation, efficient resource allocation and honest price discovery. They have simply become a giant, central bank operated and funded casino where the 1% gamble with make-believe money. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/todays-jobs-report-and-the-cult-of-central-banking-counting-angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin-while-main-street-flounders/


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They’re Coming for Your Accounts

aa-bail-in - very good cartoon When the time comes, all their usual sucker-bait will be pulled out: “It only hits the rich,” “We have to trash the economy to save it,” “We must all sacrifice,” “It’s for the children,” and so on. All the right-thinking people on television will wring their hands and say it’s the only way out. Perhaps they’ll even let a bank or two crash for good effect. But in the end, they aim to steal your money. Government and the big banks will continue unharmed. If you want to protect yourself, you need to get your wealth out of registered accounts, because that’s where they’ll grab first. Understand that these people have only two real choices: 1.Reform their system, close the central banks, and give up their power. 2.Start grabbing the only big pile of portable wealth remaining: your retirement money. I don’t think any of us believe they’ll take option number one. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/paul-rosenberg/theyre-coming-for-your-assets/


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A Fish Rots from the Head

aa-fish - rotting from head down The position as the world’s reserve currency artificially increases the value of the U.S. dollar – exporting nations manipulate their currencies for favorable exchange rates relative to the reserve. While reserve currency status is a favorable condition for capital held in that currency, it is disadvantageous to workers who lose in competitiveness when the advantage earned by the capital is extracted for short-term gain rather than invested for long-term advantage. Furthermore, the foreign countries holding our Treasuries are in effect being subsidized by U.S. Taxpayers who are paying the interest on those bonds, so that they (e.g. China) do not have to tax their own citizens instead. In short, we are paying the Chinese to sell us cheap goods that take away our jobs. http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Fish-Rots-from-the-Head-by-Scott-Baker-Banks_Debt_Economic_Inflation-140904-457.html


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Is Portugal Next in Line For Wealth Confiscation?

aa-bail-in - very good cartoon A roadmap to confiscation. It starts out with government officials telling you everything is all right—when clearly everything is not all right. Like when the president of Cyprus promised that bank deposits would be safe. A promise that we all know turned out to be worthless. Another example of why you’re almost always better off believing the opposite of whatever the government says, especially in a crisis. Deceptions like this don’t happen by accident. The politicians and media deliberately lull the people into complacency so that they can optimize their forthcoming theft. The next thing that happens needs to come as a surprise, otherwise it loses its effectiveness. It starts with a bank holiday or capital controls. It’s usually optimal—from the government’s view—to impose these measures on weekends or during a holiday to catch people off guard. They need the element of surprise or else people would take protective measures, like moving their money abroad and safely out of reach. Once the banks are closed and capital is trapped, the government is free to confiscate as much wealth as it can get away with. It doesn’t matter what they call it or how they do it, the bottom line is they are making an unscrupulous grab. Capital controls are usually kept in place after the grab to prevent the remaining money from fleeing further slaughter. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-22/portugal-next-line-wealth-confiscation


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The Crazy-Making Fed

aa-federal reserve - banksters monopoly game The Federal Reserve’s communications and policies are a form of crazy-making double bind. No wonder the economy and everyone participating in it are beset by various manifestations of mental and physical illness. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogaug14/crazy-making-Fed8-14.html


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Why the Casino is Dangerous: There is Nothing Below

aa-casino capitalism So with corporate profit rates off the charts, tepid earnings growth, sky-high actual PE multiples and a central bank pegged interest rate structure that has nowhere to go but up, it is evident that Wall Street stock peddlers like Bianco are doing nothing more than calling the sheep to another slaughter. And a slaughter is what it will be. As shown below, there has been a thunderous collapse in stock market volume since the financial crisis, and trading is down by 60% on the NYSE and 75% on NASDAQ. Where has it gone? Into ETFs and the fast money driven options market, that’s where. And what is the central characteristic of these venues in a market crisis? The answer is lack of liquidity and a violent unwind of the implicit leverage in the massive hedge fund driven market in stock options. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/why-the-casino-is-dangerous-there-is-nothing-below/


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14 Reasons Why the U.S. Economy’s Bubble of False Prosperity May Be About to Burst

aa-bubble - being pricked A major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn’t even hear about it. Just prior to the last stock market crash, a massive amount of money was pulled out of junk bonds. Now it is happening again. In fact, as you will read about below, the market for high yield bonds just experienced “a 6-sigma event.” http://www.silverdoctors.com/14-reasons-why-the-u-s-economys-bubble-of-false-prosperity-may-be-about-to-burst/


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U.S. Pillaged, Rothschilds Turn Sights on the Next Grand Prize: Russia

aa-Vladimir Putin - holding gold bar When one utilizes the axiom, “Follow the money,” all roads lead to the Rothschilds and their formula of gaining control of a nation’s money supply and then making all the rules. In the process of gaining control of a nation’s money supply, each country’s gold holdings were ransacked, and in the case of the U.S., the then world’s largest silver holdings were also stolen. U.S. Treasury Notes that were specie backed by silver and gold. After the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, the privately owned Federal Reserve bank, began circulating Federal Reserve Notes that were also specie-backed, to circulate alongside U.S. -issued Treasury Notes until the 1930s, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday.” The U.S. was forced into bankruptcy by the Rothschild elites, and the banks were reopened under direct control of the Federal Reserve central bank. What was little noticed was that the specie-backing of gold and silver for the Federal Reserve Noted were quietly withdrawn. At the same time, specie backed US Treasury Notes were withdrawn from circulation and destroyed! The Rothschilds will not accept any competition. The first stage of the world’s largest Ponzi scheme succeeded. Next was the removal and eventual suppression of the price of gold, an ongoing activity by central banks. Since the United States has been bled dry of all its gold and silver, and the fiat Federal Reserve Note has just about run its course as the world’s reserve “petrodollar” currency, the next grand prize is Russia. http://www.silverdoctors.com/us-pillaged-rothschilds-turn-sights-on-the-next-grand-prize-russia/


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Too Big to Fail Has Not Ended — It’s Only Gotten Worse

aa-Paul Krugman idiot Last week, Paul Krugman said too big to fail is over: There was indeed a large-bank funding advantage during and for some time after the crisis, but it has now been diminished or gone away — maybe even slightly reversed. That is, financial markets are now acting as if they believe that future bailouts won’t be as favorable to fat cats as the bailouts of 2008. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/08/bigger-failer.html


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The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

aa-American Dream - good cartoon Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been getting poorer, too. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/business/the-typical-household-now-worth-a-third-less.html?_r=0


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Paul Craig Roberts on Capitalism, Snowden, Regulations, Impeachment, Net Neutrality, GMOs

aa-Republicrats - two parties one ideology This is like a gangster state capitalism. Now all capitalism, like all human arrangements, has problems and disadvantages and the purpose of regulation is to make the system work for more people rather than for few people. So when you take the regulation out of the system, which is what the liberals and the conservatives and the republicans and the democrats have done, together, then the system doesn’t work for anybody, but the handful that have got the power and that are rigging it. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ttranscript-Paul-Craig-Ro-by-Rob-Kall-Capitalism_Gmo_Paul-Craig-Roberts_Regulations-140804-801.html


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Substituting Debt for Income is Not Success–It’s Failure on an Epic Scale

aa-Depression 2.0 - now in color good one The economic “recovery” has been based on a simple premise: debt can be substituted for income with no ill effects. As real household incomes have declined, the legitimate foundation of additional spending–more income–has eroded for the bottom 90%. Even the ephemeral foundation of additional debt-based spending–the Fed’s beloved wealth effect–has eroded for all but the thin layer at the very top of the wealth pyramid. To replace this diminished income, the Status Quo has substituted debt as the source of additional spending: household debt, corporate debt and government debt. But debt is not income. Rather, debt requires income to be diverted to pay interest and principal. So substituting debt for income ends up further depleting declining income. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjuly14/income-debt7-14.html


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Horrifying Worldwide Financial Destruction to Shock Investors

aa-banksters - very good one We have two worlds today. In the real word the average individual is suffering in virtually every country across the globe. People are earning less, they have more debt, and prices such as food are rising substantially. And then we have the other world where governments are pretending that the economy is solid and improving. They know this is not true, but it’s all about Orwellian propaganda. And we have the world of the wealthy, who are getting wealthier by the day. This is a very dangerous situation for the world. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/7/31_Horrifying_Worldwide_Financial_Destruction_To_Shock_Investors.html

 


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Making the World Pay for U.S. Banksterism

aa-Janet Yellen - 7-27-14 Although Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said nothing new in her carefully manicured semi-annual testimony to Congress last week, her performance there, taken within the context of a lengthy profile in the New Yorker (that came to press at around the same time), should confirm that she is very different from any of her predecessors in the job. Put simply, she is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank’s history. While her tenure thus far may feel like a seamless extension of the Greenspan/Bernanke era, investors should understand how much further Yellen is likely to push the stimulus envelope into unexplored territory. She does not seem to see the Fed’s mission as primarily to maintain the value of the dollar, promote stable financial markets, or to fight inflation. Rather she sees it as a tool to promote progressive social policy and to essentially pick up where formal Federal social programs leave off. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/peter-schiff/making-the-world-pay-for-us-banksterism/


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Why a Single Bail-In For a Country Few Can Find on a Globe Matters to Everyone

aa-bail-in - very good cartoon The Cyprus bank bail-in committed of early 2013 may seem like small deal to most U.S. investors. After all, most Americans probably couldn’t even find Cyprus on a globe. And with the mainstream media spreading the narrative that the Cyprus bail-in was a one-time event that was meant to support the bank while punishing tax dodging crooks, 99% of folks won’t think twice about the situation. However, the reality of what happened in Cyprus is a far different matter. And the reason that this reality has not been featured as headline news is because doing so would reveal the following: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-23/why-single-bail-country-few-can-find-globe-matters-everyone


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The Rot Within, Part I: Our Ponzi Economy

aa-market manipulation Depending on blowing the next bubble to temporarily prop up the economy is the height of foolhardy shortsightedness. All the conventional policy fixes proposed by Demopublican politicos, technocrats and the vast army of academic/think-tank apparatchiks are the equivalent of slapping a coat of paint on a fragile facade riddled with dry rot. All these fake-fixes share a few key characteristics: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-22/rot-within-part-i-our-ponzi-economy


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The Precious Return of Investment

aa-banksters - bail in good one The financial powers, in the name of government treasuries (along with the IMF) have a keen eye trained on the lowest hanging fruits of monetary assets. What was once unthinkable is fast becoming a reality as bail-ins promise to morph into the confiscation that only precious metals investors have been known for fearing. They are coming for your assets. A long continuum of what began as rumors in the aftermath to the great financial crisis, have one by one become conspiracy facts. http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-precious-return-of-investment/


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CEO Of Europe’s Largest Insurer Pops the Utopia Bubble: ‘Nothing is Solved and Everybody Knows It’

aa-global financial collapse Here’s the punchline: everyone knows that Draghi, the unelected dictators of Europe, and all of its bankers are lying when the say day after day that things are better. However, at least there was unanimity in the “head-in-the-sand” exercise, which recall from game theory works only if all participants in the charade agree to the ignore reality. Today for the first time, a “member of the club” finally called out Europe on its bullshit: something that is not allowed under game theory. What’s worse, he made it quite clear that everyone else knows they are not only lying to others, but lying to themselves. What happens next may be very unpleasant, because as always happens, following protracted periods of denial, and Europe has been living in a vacuum completely dislocated from reality for exactly two years since Draghi’s “Whatever it takes” speech, there is very violent convergence between reality and idiocy. And Europe is just about due for precisely that kind of denial-shattering convergence. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-11/ceo-europes-largest-insurer-pops-utopia-bubble-nothing-solved-and-everybody-knows-it


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Why Housing Will Crash Again — But For Different Reasons Than Last Time

aa-housing bubble - bankster induced good one Institutionalizing the speculative excesses that inflated the previous housing bubble has fed magical thinking and fostered illusions of phantom wealth and security. The global housing market has been dominated by magical thinking for the past 15 years. The magical thinking can be boiled down to this: A person who buys a house for $50,000 will be able to sell the same house for $150,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value. The buyer will be able to sell the house for $300,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value. The buyer will be able to sell the house for $600,000 a few years later without adding any real-world value. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-09/why-housing-will-crash-again-different-reasons-last-time


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Gene Simmons Defends Bankster Elite

aa-Gene Simmons Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is defending the bankster one percent. He says the country would fall apart in short order if not for banksters and corporatists. “The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes,” the rocker told UT San Diego. “Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The 1 percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the 1 percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead.” Simmons skews the stats in order to defend his imagined status as a preferred member of the one percent. In fact, middle class Americans pay most government taxes. Federal personal income taxes comprise less than a third of all government taxes confiscated in 2012. http://www.infowars.com/gene-simmons-defends-bankster-elite/


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Does Wall Street Even Notice That the Emperor’s Not Wearing Any Clothes?

aa-manipulation of markets There are several aspects about working in today’s financial industry that are less than perfect, although gaining an insight into how many on Wall Street think and why they make the decisions that they do is certainly one of the positives. In fact what many on the outside often have a hard time understanding is that most on Wall Street are in reality somewhat oblivious to massive bubbles that the Federal Reserve has inflated, and that can make things confusing when you don’t factor it in properly. However whether they should understand what’s going on or not, once you can understand the mindset from which the average Wall Streeter is coming from, it can give you an incredible trading advantage that’s almost the equivalent of spotting your opponent’s “tell” at the poker table. http://www.silverdoctors.com/does-wall-street-even-notice-that-the-emperors-not-wearing-any-clothes/


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‘There is No Honest Pricing Left’ — The Epochal Error of Modern Central Banking

aa-bail-in - very good cartoon The system we have now is one in which the Fed decides, through a Politburo of planners sitting in Washington, how much liquidity is necessary, what the interest rate should be, what the unemployment rate should be, and what economic growth should be. There is no honest pricing left at all anywhere in the world because central banks everywhere manipulate and rig the price of all financial assets. We can’t even analyze the economy in the traditional sense anymore because so much of it depends not on market forces, but on the whims of people at the Fed. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-06/there-no-honest-pricing-left-epochal-error-modern-central-banking


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Hyperinflation Meets Asset Destruction

aa-move along there is nothing to see When is the system going to break down? The answer is 2008. The tipping point was the Lehman kill in Sept 2008, following the subprime mortgage collapse. It was a death event for the U.S. banking structure, which should have forced liquidation of all Wall Street firms. Then came the Financial Accounting Standards Board relaxation of rules in April 2009, which still permits the big U.S. banks to declare their assets at any value they wish. They hide grotesque insolvency. Their liquidation would not happen, instead zombies walked. http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-collapse-has-occurred-hyperinflation-meets-asset-destruction/


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The Pitchforks Are Coming for the Rich Plunderers of America

aa-serfs and peasants good one But let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now? I see pitchforks. At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any plutocrats in history, the rest of the country—the 99.99 percent—is lagging far behind. The divide between the haves and have-nots is getting worse really, really fast. In 1980, the top 1 percent controlled about 8 percent of U.S. national income. The bottom 50 percent shared about 18 percent. Today the top 1 percent share about 20 percent; the bottom 50 percent, just 12 percent. But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html#.U7GKIMtOXcv


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Watching the World Destroy Itself

aa-Mission Accomplished - Obama and bankers “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” These, of course, are the immortal words of Karl Rove, who uttered them anonymously a dozen years ago to journalist Ron Suskind. As Tom Engelhardt points out, the folly of this extraordinary hubris — this smirking desire to play God — has not been left to historians of the future to uncover. The Bush administration’s all-out war on evil, inherited and modified, but continued, by the Obama administration, has been a total disaster almost from the moment W stepped onto the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and announced to the world: “mission accomplished.” The reality these war criminals created has been global destabilization and perpetual war. They’ve manifested a world hell-bent on destroying itself. The mainstream media cover bits and pieces of the destruction as pumped-up entertainment, with the Iraqis and everyone else trapped in the planet’s various International Hot Spots remaining abstractions and curiosities. This is journalistic malfeasance of the highest order. And it couldn’t be more at odds with the natural intelligence of the universe. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38928.htm#.U67D8vZVIUw.email


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The Next 20 Years Will Not Be Like the Last 20 Years – Here’s Why

aa-American Empire - going out of business Coming to the understanding that the Status Quo is not sustainable is often a crooked path of overcoming programming, propaganda, denial and fear. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-21/next-20-years-will-not-be-last-20-years-heres-why


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The Death of the Rust Belt

aa-factory - abandoned Their names are familiar to all of us: Cleveland, Flint, Youngstown, Saginaw, Gary, Toledo, Reading, Akron, Flint and Buffalo were all once booming manufacturing cities that were absolutely packed with thriving middle class families. But now most of the manufacturing jobs are gone and all of those cities are just shadows of their former selves. When you drive through many of these communities, you will notice that a lot of people have a really hollow look in their eyes. Decades of slow, steady economic decline have really taken a toll, and even the architecture in these cities looks depressed. But despite all of the decay, there is still evidence that there was once something truly great about these communities. Will we be able to recapture that greatness before it is too late? http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-death-of-the-rust-belt


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.......and so it goes!,eliminate middle class jobs while flooding American cities with third world immigrants who will never assimilate and never be able to run a first World society,has this been planned?,you bet it has!,and we hear more people every day finally speaking out and saying,"diversity = White genocide"!

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The Generational Short: Banks, Wall Street, Housing and Luxury Retail are Doomed

aa-housing bubble - bankster induced good one The funny thing about core values is that they are resistant to arguments such as “you should get a mortgage and invest all your money in Wall Street.” Once people opt out of the fantasy that buying a house and entrusting one’s capital with Wall Street leads to guaranteed financial security, no amount of cajoling or propaganda will change their values-based decisions. For example, those who have decided to eschew debt will never take on debt, even if the banks (or the banks’ pusher, the government) offer debt at 0% interest. Those who have lost trust in Wall Street or actively hate it and everything it stands for (neofeudalism, unbridled greed, the corruption and collusion of the revolving door between the state and Wall Street, etc.) will never change their minds and hand their money to Wall Street to play with. If the primary assets held by Boomers (houses and stocks) both decline for these fundamental reasons, there may be relatively little wealth left to pass on to Gen-Y. There is a peculiar irony in this: if Gen-Y avoids bank debt/mortgages, buying conspicuous consumption luxury goods on credit and investing in Wall Street’s scams and skims, this generational lack of demand for housing, stocks and luxury goods will effectively crash the sky-high valuations of these assets. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-14/generational-short-banks-wall-street-housing-and-luxury-retail-are-doomed


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Elites Will Opt for War Over Letting the Dollar Collapse

aa-New World Order - banksters in restaurant w war going on The world has never been in a position like this before, where all global currencies are fiat and dependent upon central banker power. The push for a New World Order is inexorable, and make no mistake, the monied elites are fully in control, or almost so. We maintain this is why so many in the Precious Metals community have miscalculated the timing for when gold and silver would take off to the upside, collapsing the Fed’s fiat “dollar,” or as a result thereof. On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat. http://www.silverdoctors.com/let-dollar-collapse-or-choose-war-elites-will-opt-for-war/


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The Madness of Crowds and the Great Insanity

aa-American Dream - good cartoon The masses are being plundered on a scale which is inconceivable and unmatched in history; it is the source of the middle classes dying in the developed world. The developed world has become a well-disguised plantation of serfs and slaves. They are given nothing to store and save their labor in as the currency they hold are printed endlessly and have no reserves to back them and are redeemable in NOTHING, contrary to every sound currency in history. Modern day money is nothing less than a wealth confiscation scheme run by morally and fiscally bankrupt central banks and governments against their own citizens. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-07/madness-crowds-and-great-insanity


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Economist: U.S. Banks Preparing to Charge Customers For Deposits

aa-taxes - from little guy to uncle sam In the week that the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, economist Martin Armstrong warns that negative interest rates are coming to the United States, meaning that Americans will be forced to pay just to keep their money in the bank. In a move described as unprecedented, the ECB became the first central bank in history to cut any main interest rate to negative yesterday, part of a package of measures designed to encourage banks to provide more loans to businesses and households. Many view the policy as a desperate sign of Europe’s faltering economic recovery. http://www.infowars.com/economist-u-s-banks-preparing-to-charge-customers-for-deposits/


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European Central Bank Goes Sub Zero

aa-banksters - 10-19-13 The idea that charging the banks a small fee on overnight deposits will induce them to lend more freely, demonstrates a laughable misunderstanding of how the system really works. Banks don’t need piles of reserves to issue loans. What they need is creditworthy customers and strong demand. But, of course, demand is weak because the ECB has taken steps to keep the EU in a permanent state of Depression through its austerity policies. What this shows, is that the objectives of the class war precede the requirements for a healthy economy. Draghi and his cohorts would rather decimate the welfare state and reduce EU working people to abject poverty, then implement the policies that would generate a strong economic recovery. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/06/european-central-bank-goes-sub-zero/


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Ecuador Transfers Half Its Gold Reserves to Goldman Sachs in Exchange For “Liquidity”

aa-Dees - federal reserve as spider enveloping world This is a great example of how the game works. In a world in which every government on earth needs “liquidity” to survive, and the primary goal of every government is and always has been survival (the retention of arbitrary power at all costs), the provider of liquidity is king. So what is liquidity and who provides it? In the current financial system (post Bretton Woods), the primary engine of global liquidity is the U.S. dollar and dollar based assets generally as a result of its reserve currency status. Ever since Nixon defaulted on the U.S. dollar’s gold backing in 1971, the creation of this “liquidity” has zero restrictions whatsoever and is merely based on the whims and desires of the central planners in chief, i.e., the Federal Reserve. As the primary creator of the liquidity that every government on earth needs to survive, the Federal Reserve is thus the most powerful player globally in not only economic, but also geopolitical affairs. The example of the so-called sovereign nation of Ecuador relinquishing its gold reserves to Goldman Sachs for “liquidity” which can be conjured up by the Fed on a whim and at zero cost tells you all you need to know about how the world works. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-02/ecuador-transfers-half-its-gold-reserves-goldman-sachs-exchange-liquidity


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Why Conservatives Are Suddenly Freaking Out About Guillotines

aa-American Spectator cover of guillotine In his article, however, James Pierson warns that a revolution is afoot, and that the 99 percent is going to try to punish the rich. The ungrateful horde is angry, he says, when they really should be celebrating their marvelous good fortune and thanking their betters: “From one point of view, the contemporary era has been a ‘gilded age’ of regression and reaction due to rising inequality and increasing concentrations of wealth. But from another it can be seen as a ‘golden age’ of capitalism marked by fabulous innovations, globalizing markets, the absence of major wars, rising living standards, low inflation and interest rates, and a thirty-year bull market in stocks, bonds, and real estate.” Yes, things do indeed look very different to the haves and the have-nots. But some of the haves are willing to say what’s actually going down — and it’s a war of their own making. Warren Buffett made this very clear in his declaration: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” http://www.alternet.org/economy/why-american-conservatives-are-suddenly-freaking-out-about-guillotines


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27 Huge Red Flags For the U.S. Economy

aa-financial disaster - tornado of currency If you believe that the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction, you really need to read this article. As we look toward the second half of 2014, there are economic red flags all over the place. Industrial production is down. Home sales are way down. Retail stores are closing at the fastest pace since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. U.S. household debt is up substantially, and in 20 percent of all U.S. families everyone is unemployed. In so many ways, what we are witnessing right now is so similar to what we experienced during the build up to the last great financial crisis. We are making so many of the very same mistakes that we made the last time, and yet our “leaders” seem completely oblivious to what is happening. But the warning signs are very clear. All you have to do is open your eyes and look at them. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-21/27-huge-red-flags-us-economy


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Smoking Gun from the Federal Reserve Murder of the Middle Class

aa-American dream - George Carlin The abandonment of the gold standard in 1971 set in motion four decades of consumer debt accumulation on an epic scale, currency debauchment, and real wage stagnation. The consumer debt accumulation was a consequence of the American middle class being lured into debt by the Too Big To Trust Wall Street banks and their corporate media propaganda machine, as a fallacious response to stagnating real wages when their jobs were shipped to China by mega-corporations using wage arbitrage to boost quarterly profits, their stock prices, and executive bonuses. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/05/18/smoking-gun-from-the-federal-reserve-murder-of-the-middle-class/


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The Corruption of Wall Street

aa-cattle Technology has been pushed on the masses like a drug by the mega-corporation and mega-media dealers. Just walk down any city street and observe the technologically entranced zombies shuffling along the sidewalks staring blankly at a tiny screen, tapping away on an itsy bitsy keypad as if whatever they are conveying is of vital importance to the future of mankind. # Give me a break. God forbid if we had to go out in public without our iGadget attached to an appendage. We might actually have to use our brain to think. We might be able to look someone in the eye and smile. We might be able to say hello to a stranger. We might have to act like a human being. Being connected electronically 24 hours per day is not progress. The technology being peddled to the masses by mega-corporations is designed to keep people amused, apathetic, distracted and uninterested in thinking critically. Our society has devolved into a technologically narcissistic, ego driven, submissive, trivial culture, asphyxiating in a sea of irrelevance and driven by greed and need to fulfill our every desire, rather than a technologically proficient, selfless, humble, critical thinking, civil minded society of self-reliant human beings who take responsibility for their own lives and refuse to saddle future generations with the financial consequences of living beyond their means. Our willful ignorance, misuse of technology, and inability to control our impulses and desires will be the ruin of our perverted civilization. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/05/13/wall-street-has-always-been-corrupt-or-about-to-be-corrupted/


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How Malinvestment Poisons the Entire Economy

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street Malinvestment–the systemic consequence of the Federal Reserve’s policies of near-zero interest rates and abundant credit–doesn’t just inflate destruction asset bubbles: it poisons productive assets and the entire economy. Today’s asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, housing, art, bat guano futures, etc. are being driven by the Federal Reserve, which has replaced the nuisance of no-document liar loans with unlimited liquidity for bankers, financiers and insiders. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-15/how-malinvestment-poisons-entire-economy


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The Fed is the Great Deceiver

aa-Dees - federal reserve as spider enveloping world Washington’s power ultimately rests on the dollar as world reserve currency. This privilege, attained at Bretton Woods following World War 2, allows the U.S. to pay its bills by issuing debt. The world currency role also gives the US the power to cut countries out of the international payments system and to impose sanctions. As impelled as the Fed is to protect the large banks that sit on the board of directors of the NY Fed, the Fed has to protect the dollar. That the Fed believed that it could not buy the bonds outright but needed to disguise its purchase by laundering it through Belgium suggests that the Fed is concerned that the world is losing confidence in the dollar. If the world loses confidence in the dollar, the cost of living in the U.S. would rise sharply as the dollar drops in value. Economic hardship and poverty would worsen. Political instability would rise. If the dollar lost substantial value, the dollar would lose its reserve currency status. Washington would not be able to issue new debt or new dollars in order to pay its bills. Its wars and hundreds of overseas military bases could not be financed. The withdrawal from unsustainable empire would begin. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/12/fed-great-deceiver-paul-craig-roberts/


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British Prime Minister David Cameron: Taxes Will Rise Unless We Can Raid Bank Accounts

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Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people’s bank accounts, David Cameron has said. The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/10819885/David-Cameron-Taxes-will-rise-unless-we-can-raid-bank-accounts.html#disqus_thread


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Over 40,000 Tons of Gold Stolen By the West and Shipped East

aa-gold - good one Western banking interests have forcibly removed London gold and utilized Swiss refinement of Gold bars taken from other accounts, to rectify two decades of seized gold bars from unallocated accounts. The improper usage was done to create the entire fraudulent foundation for the Euro Monetary Union itself. The fraud is unspeakable, and might account for over 40,000 tons of misused (stolen) gold bars. The shift is toward the East as financial center of gravity, altered by the extraordinary movement of Gold bullion from London and Swiss banking centers. A sequence soon to unfold appears to be rather predictable, since once a key event occurs, the pressure is enormous and gathers to force the occurrence of the next event. Think like falling dominos, the pieces actual elements of a fence to defend the U.S. dollar regime. It is falling apart. One fence section topples the next. The barbarians are not only at the gate, they are making their own fortresses. http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-bombshell-over-40000-tons-of-gold-stolen-by-the-west-shipped-east/


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The Elites Are Pushing for War

aa-New World Order - banksters in restaurant w war going on Why war? A simple diversion used to cover the total insolvency of the entire Western banking system and the failure of all fiat currencies. The only solution will be financial destruction, and major economic life disruptions, especially in the ill-prepared United States. Previews of what is in store for the United States are found in Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, Venezuela, Argentina. The list grows. There is only one head of state pushing for war against Russia, using Ukraine as a pawn, and that is the elite front-man, Barack Obama. What business does he have instigating chaos in that part of the world? None, quite simply, yet he leads the charge. Are the citizens of the United States urging him on? No. What about the Europeans who transact billions of dollars in business with Russia, depend upon Russia for 20% to 35% to supply their natural gas needs? Are individual European states urging him on? No. Too much at risk, and European leaders do not want to bear the consequences of yet more sanctions that can end up hurting them more than hurting Russia. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/no_author/the-power-elite-wants-war%e2%80%a8/


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Gangster State America

aa-American Empire - banana republic In the 21st century Washington has squandered trillions of dollars on wars that have destroyed countries and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of people in seven or eight countries. Declaring its war crimes to be a “war on terror,” Washington has used the state of war that it created to destroy US civil liberty. In the 21st century it is difficult to find a significant statement made by Washington that is not a lie. Obamacare is a lie. Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction is a lie. Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a lie. Iranian nukes are a lie. Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea is a lie. No fly zones are a lie. Russian aggression against Georgia is a lie. 9/11, the basis for Washington’s destruction of civil liberty and illegal military attacks, is itself a lie. The fantastic story that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence agency backing outwitted the entire national security apparatus of the Western world is unbelievable. It is simply not credible that every institution of the national security state simultaneously failed. That Washington would tell such a fantastic lie shows that Washington has no respect for the intelligence of the American people and no respect for the integrity of the American media. It shows also that Washington has no respect for the intelligence and integrity of its European and Asian allies. Washington won’t even tell the truth about little things in comparison–jobs, unemployment, inflation, GDP growth, economic recovery. Washington rigs the markets in order to cover up its sacrifice of the economy for the benefit of a few special interests. In the name of “privatization,” Washington hands over public assets and government responsibilities to rapacious private interests. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/06/gangster-state-america-paul-craig-roberts-2/


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U.S. Civil Unrest, Crisis and Decline

aa-casino capitalism All of the financial markets, all of them, are now rigged. So the question of whether we have capitalism any longer is a real question. You could make the argument that American capitalism has become an illusion because all the markets are rigged. So the whole thing is full of problems. There is so much opportunity for things to go wrong — for domestic violence, and foreign violence. And it’s all done because of this stupid neoconservative goal of American hegemony over the world. This has been elevated into something that is so important, and it threatens not just the foreign countries that the policy applies to, but the United States itself because it (the U.S.) is really not in a position to achieve any such goal. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/5/2_Paul_Craig_Roberts_-_U.S._Civil_Unrest,_Crisis_%26_Decline.html


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The United States is a Fraudulent House of Cards

aa-capitalism - monopoly Anyone with a pulse knows by now that the U.S. Government, in conjunction with the Fed and Wall Street, rigs every economic report just like it rigs every market. When I first started getting involved in the precious metals markets back in 2001, the market manipulators at least tried to camouflage their activity. Now they openly lie about everything and blatantly intervene in every market. They no longer attempt to hide their activities. The fraud, corruption and open theft truly is the mark of a collapsing Empire. http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-united-states-is-a-fraudulent-house-of-cards/


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This Land Isn’t Your Land, This Land Is Their Land

aa-middle class - getting screwed good one I returned to America to find another sort of regime change underway, only I wasn’t among the 1% for this one. Instead, I ended up working in the new minimum-wage economy and saw firsthand what a life of lousy pay and barely adequate food benefits adds up to. For the version of regime change that found me working in a big box store, no cruise missiles had been deployed and there had been no shock-and-awe demonstrations. Nonetheless, the cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, declining salaries, absent benefits, and weakened unions, along with a rise in meth and alcohol abuse, a broad-based loss of good jobs, and soaring inequality seemed similar enough to me. The destruction of a way of life in the service of the goals of the 1%, whether in Iraq or at home, was hard to miss. Still, I had the urge to see more. Unlike in Iraq, where my movements were limited, here at home I could hit the road, so I set off for a look at some of America’s iconic places as part of the research for my book, Ghosts of Tom Joad. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38389.htm#.U2Ob_FIJ-Ho.email


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IMF Demands Ukraine Risk World War III in Return For Bailout Money

aa-international monetary fund logo The IMF has told Kiev that if it doesn’t defend eastern areas of Ukraine against pro-Russian forces, or in other words risk going to war with Russia and starting World War 3, that a planned $17 billion dollar bailout package will have to be “redesigned”. IMF head Christine Lagarde said that the global body would “check regularly” to see if Ukraine was keeping up with its commitments on which the loan deal is dependent. One of those commitments includes a vow to use military forces to repel Russian influence in the east of the country. The IMF has told Kiev that the money spigot could be cut off if Kiev “loses control over (the) East of the country”. http://www.infowars.com/imf-demands-ukraine-risk-world-war-3-in-return-for-bailout-money/


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Repeal of Glass-Steagall and the Too Big To Fail Culture

aa-big business pledge of allegiance good one During the 1990’s the conventional economic wisdom supported the repeal of Glass-Steagall. However, “10 years later, the end of Glass-Steagall has been blamed by some for many of the problems that led to last fall’s (2008) financial crisis. While the majority of problems that occurred centered mostly on the pure-play investment banks like Lehman Brothers, the huge banks born out of the revocation of Glass-Steagall, especially Citigroup, and the insurance companies that were allowed to deal in securities, like the American International Group, would not have run into trouble had the law still been in place.” http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/042314.html


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What’s the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism?

aa-American Dream - is over The essence of crony-capitalism is the merger of state and corporate power–the definition of fascism. When it comes to the real world, the difference between fascism, communism and crony-capitalism is semantic. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite hot-word, fascism, which Italian dictator Benito Mussolini defined as “the merger of state and corporate power.” In other words, the state and corporate cartels are one system. http://www.silverdoctors.com/whats-the-difference-between-fascism-communism-and-crony-capitalism/


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Far-Left Fossil Harry Reid Calls Cliven Bundy Supporters ‘Domestic Terrorists’

aa-Harry Reid Despite Reid’s characterization of Bundy supporters as “domestic terrorists,” the only violence metered out during the dispute was when BLM agents tasered and assaulted Bundy supporters during an incident on April 9. No matter where you stand on the Bundy issue, Reid’s characterization of American protesters as “domestic terrorists” is chilling and a massive backlash is almost certain to follow. It also fits the narrative that the federal government has been pushing for years through literature such as the MIAC report, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists. In 2012, a Homeland Security study was leaked which characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. http://www.infowars.com/harry-reid-calls-cliven-bundy-supporters-domestic-terrorists/


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Suicide Antipasto and the Age of Hypocrisy

aa-Republicrats - Dees birds of prey The American Congress is officially lower in the eyes of the public than a strong arm yoke robber or a crack whore. One can close ones eyes and see all of them bent over the rails in the balcony of the House Chambers with their pants down and being serviced by J Street Representatives. I’m trying to think of lower lifeforms, given especially that they were once presumed members of a class of higher lifeforms. This is what happens when corporations and agents of Mammon are allowed to decide who occupies legislative office. They’ve long been in control of the judicial system. What happens is that they can select the worst specimens of the type; the most corrupt and malleable available, which means that The Israelis can arrange junkets for them, during which honey pot blackmail scenarios take place and, as if they didn’t own them already, they truly own them now. http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2014/04/suicide-antipasto-and-age-of-hypocrisy.html


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Privatization is a Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance is a Ramp for War

aa-Republicrats - two parties one ideology Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare. Another form of privatization is to turn traditional government functions, such as prison operation and many supply functions of the armed services, such as feeding the troops, over to private companies at a large increase in cost to the public. Essentially, the libertarian ideology is used to provide lucrative public contracts to a few favored persons who then reward the politicians. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/04/16/privatization-ramp-corruption-insouciance-ramp-war-paul-craig-roberts/


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Ukrainian Crisis Triggered by U.S. Deep State in Preparation for Revamp of International Monetary System

aa-European Union - fractured euro Our analysis is that the Ukrainian crisis was triggered by the U.S. deep state in preparation for the introduction of the next reorganization of the international monetary and financial system. This is to retain the EU in the area of U.S. domination. The only remaining choice for American decision-makers are the following, as they are standing with their back to the wall: http://www.silverdoctors.com/ukrainian-crisis-triggered-by-us-deep-state-in-preparation-for-revamp-of-international-monetary-system/


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Meltdown America: A Warning From Survivors

aa-Obama - my work is done here There’s a perception in our country that America is so exceptional that the trials and tribulations — and outright social catastrophes — that rock other countries in the world simply cannot happen on our shores. We’re the biggest, the strongest, the richest. We are America. And we have divine immunity. Ahh, the power of the mind to mask the facts we refuse to accept. We are a deeply troubled nation, riven by political dysfunction, angst-ridden by social disquiet, addled by so much debt — more debt, $125 trillion, than ever accumulated in history — that we will never be able to completely repay it without radically devaluing the dollar or radically raising taxes and cutting government services. Yet we watch meltdowns in other countries and never consider for an instant that, just maybe, something like that could happen here. http://www.activistpost.com/2014/04/meltdown-america-warning-from-survivors.html


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Fed Has Lost Control, Systemic Failure Flashing Warning Signals Now

aa-Dees - federal reserve as spider enveloping world The U..S Federal Reserve has been printing money since 2011 to cover government debt securities in a frenetic manner. They have lost control. They call it stimulus, when it is actually the opposite. It does assist the speculators with nearly zero cost money to borrow, but one must be a club member to win loan grants. The Quantitative Easing programs are deceptive. When the program was initially announced, the Jackass claimed it would be part of an endless sequence. With QE1 and QE2 and Operation Twist and QE3, following the failed trial balloon called Taper Talk, it is quite clear to anyone with an active brain stem and absent rose colored glasses that the Fed is caught in a trap called QE to Infinity. It is not stimulative. Instead, the uncontrollable bond monetization causes capital destruction. It causes economic degradation. It causes lost jobs and vanished income. It is a gigantic wet blanket to smother and destroy the U.S. economy slowly, amidst unending propaganda. QE is the device that will result in Systemic Failure, which is already flashing signals of its arrival. http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-fed-has-lost-control-systemic-failure-flashing-warning-signals-now/


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The Natural Life-Cycle of a Collapsing System

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street The SEC has been nothing but a lap-dog for Wall Street for years. Everybody who gives a rat’s a** about this issue already knows that. The current head of the SEC, Mary Jo White, was the chief legal defense bull-dog for Jamie Dimon and JP Morgan at Debevoise & Plimpton. Putting her in charge of the SEC is the equivalent of putting a serially convicted pedophile in charge of Kindercare. The truth is our system is rotten to the core and the marriage between Wall Street, corporate America and the Government is nothing more than the natural life-cycle of a collapsing system. The only lesson we’ve learned from history is that we don’t learn the lessons of history. http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-natural-life-cycle-of-a-collapsing-system/


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The Federal Reserve Has No Integrity

aa-federal reserve - banksters monopoly game The purpose of Quantitative Easing is to support the balance sheets of a few over-sized banks and to finance the federal budget deficit at an artificially low rate of interest. In other words, QE supports failed banks and federal fiscal irresponsibility. In order to successfully carry off this blatant misuse of public policy, the price of gold, a measure of the dollar’s value, must be suppressed. The Federal Reserve’s lack of integrity speaks volumes about the corruption of the U.S. government. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/31/federal-reserve-integrity/


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Regime Change in Ukraine and the IMF’s Bitter ‘Economic Medicine’

aa-Ukraine - Yatsenyuk and Obama IMF “economic medicine” while contributing to the enrichment of a social minority, invariably triggers economic instability and mass poverty, while providing a “social safety net” to the external creditors. To sell its reform package, the IMF relies on media propaganda as well as persistent statements by “economic experts” and financial analysts which provide authority to the IMF’s macroeconomic reforms. The unspoken objective behind IMF interventionism is to destabilize sovereign governments and literally break up entire national economies. This is achieved through the manipulation of key macroeconomic policy instruments as well as the outright rigging of financial markets, including the foreign exchange market. To reach its unspoken goals, the IMF-World Bank –often in consultation with the US Treasury and the State Department–, will exert control over key appointments including the Minister of Finance, the Central Bank governor as well as senior officials in charge of the country’s privatization program. These key appointments will require the (unofficial) approval of the “Washington Consensus” prior to the conduct of negotiations pertaining to a multibillion IMF bailout agreement. Beneath the rhetoric, in the real World of money and credit, the IMF has several related operational objectives: http://www.globalresearch.ca/regime-change-in-ukraine-and-the-imfs-bitter-economic-medicine/5374877


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The Fourteen Year Recession

aa-Depression 2.0 - good cartoon The government controlled public education system has flourished beyond all expectations of your owners. We’ve become a nation of techno-narcissistic, math challenged, reality TV distracted, welfare entitled, materialistic, gluttonous, indebted consumers of Chinese slave labor produced crap. There are more Americans who know the name of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s bastard child (North West) than know the name of our Secretary of State (Ketchup Kerry). Americans can generate a text or tweet with blinding speed but couldn’t give you change from a dollar bill if their life depended upon it. They are whizzes at buying crap on Amazon or Ebay with a credit card, but have never balanced their checkbook or figured out the concept of deferred gratification and saving for the future. While the ignorant masses are worked into a frenzy by the media propaganda machine over gay marriage, diversity, abortion, climate change, and never ending wars on poverty, drugs and terror, our owners use their complete capture of the financial, regulatory, political, judicial and economic systems to pillage the remaining national wealth they haven’t already extracted. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/03/24/the-fourteen-year-recession/


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What a Bank Run in China Looks Like

aa-China - bank run Curious what the real, and not pre-spun for public consumption, sentiment on the ground is in a China (where the housing bubble has already popped and the severe contraction in credit is forcing the ultra wealthy to luxury real estate in places like Hong Kong) from the perspective of the common man? The photo below, which shows hundreds of people rushing today to withdraw money from branches of two small Chinese banks after rumors spread about solvency at one of them, are sufficiently informative about just how jittery ordinary Chinese have become in recent days, and reflect the growing anxiety among investors as regulators signal greater tolerance for credit defaults. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/what-bank-run-china-looks-hundreds-rush-banks-following-solvency-rumors


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The Five Year Fantasy is Ending

aa-American Dream - is over For five long years, we have pursued the fantasy that we could return to “growth” without having to fix or change anything. The core policy of the fantasy is the consensus of “serious economists,” i.e. those accepted into the priesthood of PhD economists protected by academic tenure or state positions: what we suffered in 2009 was not the collapse of leveraged crony-state financialization but a temporary decline of “aggregate demand” and productive capacity. The solution, the economic witch doctors asserted, was simple: replace temporarily slack private demand with government-funded demand (deficit spending) and flood the impaired financial system with liquidity (i.e. free money) and increase the incentives to borrow money. In other words, the “serious economists” solution was to transfer all the interest earned by savers to the banks and push households to buy more low-quality junk from Asia on credit. This expansion of demand (for more of anything– “serious economists” don’t differentiate between a 13th pair of shoes and a single replacement pair of shoes–and they absolutely love building McMansions in the middle of nowhere) would push businesses to borrow money from banks (that’s good because banks will profit, and “serious economists” want banks to skim enormous profits to keep the financial sector healthy) and expand their production and payroll. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-18/five-year-fantasy-ending


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RIP — The Truman Show of Bubble Finance, 1987-2014

aa-bubble - being pricked All the Trumans – the economists, fund managers, traders, market pundits –know at some level that the environment in which they operate is not what it seems on the surface…. But the zeitgeist is so damn pleasant, the days so resplendent, the mood so euphoric, the returns so irresistible, that no one wants it to end. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-17/rip-truman-show-bubble-finance-1987-2014


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How to Engineer a Crisis for Fun and Profit

aa-1984 - freedumbville great one People fail to grasp the point. A public that has been deprived of critical thinking skills invariably asks the same thing when first introduced to the concept of false flag terror: “Why would the government attack itself?” Similarly, when the idea is raised that financial crises and panics are staged by the bankers themselves, the uncomprehending ask “But why would they want to crash the economy that they themselves are dependent on?” In both cases, the questions rely on false premises. In the former, it’s the idea that “the government” is a single, monolithic being; that this being defines itself by nationality or geographic territory; that the people who work for the government are all like-minded in purpose and vision; that they see themselves as indistinguishable from anyone else living in the same geographic location. In the latter, it’s the idea that the bankers’ wealth is dependent on the health of the economy; that “wealth” is measured solely in tallies of dollars and cents; that a fortune that shrinks in absolute terms cannot at the very same time grow in relative terms. All of these premises are readily proven false. http://www.theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/How_to_Engineer_a_Crisis_for_Fun_and_Profit


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Plunder and Pillage: Energy Sources Must be Controlled to Maintain Dollar Fiat Empire

aa-Dees - new world order Resources run out, energy sources must be controlled. New markets must be “opened up,” for all to have access to the bounties of a “free market economy” and the joys and benefits of credit, both sovereign and individual. Debts must be created if the fiat empire is to retain forward momentum. Without collecting a tribute, the ruling classes cannot maintain their stranglehold over their dominion, and the tribute must be increased every year. In the event this episode does turn out to immediately result in the demise of the current monetary governance and global web of influence represented by the West, we must not allow ourselves to ignore the clear and present warnings that have been explicitly presented. http://www.silverdoctors.com/plunder-pillage-energy-sources-must-be-controlled-to-maintain-dollar-fiat-empire/


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Google, China, the NSA and the Fourth Turning

The profane alliance between big banks, big corporations, and big government has created the Big Brother surveillance society we are living under today. And 95% of the populace is either willfully ignorant or perfectly happy with a boot stomping on their face forever. We have willingly become hopelessly enslaved while believing we are free. We think we are free to buy whatever clothes, iGadgets, baubles and trinkets we desire, while becoming imprisoned in the chains of credit card debt hawked by Wall Street bankers. We think we are free to pursue higher education, while being saddled with government peddled non-dischargeable student loan debt and few job opportunities. We think we are free to buy/lease whatever new vehicle we choose every three years, while falling into the trap of lifetime monthly payments to the financial elite. We imagine ourselves free to live in a 4,500 sq foot McMansion, 50 feet from another McMansion, while Wall Street creatively lures you into the shackles of an epoch of debt. We believe we live in a country admired for its morality and freedom, while in actuality the world despises us for our hubris, meddling, murdering and hypocrisy. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/03/12/google-china-the-nsa-and-the-fourth-turning/


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How the Federal Reserve Has Failed America

aa-Dees - federal reserve as spider enveloping world The truth is the Fed incentivizes and rewards the most parasitic, least productive sector of the economy and forcibly transfers the interest that was once earned by the productive middle class to the parasites. Though the multitudes of apologists, lackeys, toadies, minions and factotums of the Fed will frantically deny it, the inescapable truth is that the nation and the bottom 99.5% would be instantly and forever better off were the Fed closed down and its assets liquidated. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-12/how-fed-has-failed-america-part-2


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No Jobs, No Economy, No Prospects For Peace or Life

aa-American dream - George Carlin Just as “your” government and “your” prostitute media lie to you about Ukraine, Putin, Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Palestine, NSA, spying, torture, 9/11, Obamacare, and literally everything under the sun, “your” government lies to you about the economy and hides from you the perilous state of your economic existence. If you are not among the One Percent, you have no future in America. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/07/jobs-economy-prospects-peace-life-paul-craig-roberts/


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The Looting of Ukraine Has Begun

aa-banksters - good poster Before anything approaching stability and legitimacy has been obtained for the puppet government put in power by the Washington orchestrated coup against the legitimate, elected Ukraine government, the Western looters are already at work. Naive protesters who believed the propaganda that EU membership offered a better life are due to lose half of their pension by April. But this is only the beginning. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/06/looting-ukraine-begun/


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Ben Bernanke Richly Rewarded for Speech at Abu Dhabi Conference

aa-ben bernanke - bens candyland good one It is interesting that many of the talking heads that cheer on Ben Bernanke’s current rewards in the “free market” seem not to recognize the inherent conflict between the free market and the central planning and controls exercised by the Federal Reserve and other central banks. The media fawning over Bernanke is nothing new; the mainstream media (MSM) covering for Bernanke and the Fed largely explains the failure of Congress to pass a genuine audit of the Fed in its entire 100-year history. http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/17783-ben-bernanke-richly-rewarded-for-speech-at-abu-dhabi-conference


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Who Gets Thrown Under the Bus in the Next Financial Crisis?

aa-bankster - jumped to death in 1930s Though everyone who is convinced the U.S. dollar will go to zero is confident that Wall Street will emerge victorious from the next financial crisis, I am convinced of the opposite: the Deep State will do whatever it takes to eliminate strategic threats to the integrity of the Deep State and the nation it depends on for its power and survival. In a financial crisis that threatens the dollar and the Deep State, the phantom claims of Wall Street’s financier skimmers, scammers and swindlers will be tossed under the bus with few qualms. The triage might even be performed with a certain relish. Put another way: we’ve reached Peak Wall Street and it’s all downhill from here. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-03/who-gets-thrown-under-bus-next-financial-crisis


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Central Banker PM Says Ukraine Ready For IMF Auction Block

aa-banksters - 3-3-14 Arseniy Yatseniuk, the central bankster PM of post-coup Ukraine, has signaled IMF-inspired fire sales are on schedule. On Monday Yats, as the U.S. State Department fondly calls him, said Naftogaz Ukrainy, the national oil and gas company of Ukraine, will be put on the auction block. Ukrtransgaz, a Naftogaz Ukrainy subsidiary, operates the natural gas pipelines in Ukraine. The pipelines are used to transit Russian natural gas to eighteen European countries, including France and Italy. Naftogaz is the sole importer of Russian natural gas provided by Gazprom, the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. Yats is also ready to impose IMF austerity on Ukraine, already one of the poorest nations in Europe. “Yatsenyuk is the kind of technocrat you want if you want austerity, with the veneer of professionalism,” Vladimir Signorelli, president of boutique investment research firm Bretton Woods Research LLC in New Jersey, told Forbes last month. “He’s the type of guy who can hobnob with the European elite. A Mario Monti type: unelected and willing to do the IMFs bidding.” http://www.infowars.com/central-banker-pm-says-ukraine-ready-for-imf-auction-block/


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Top 10 Signs That Reveal Mounting Panic in the World Banking System

aa-banksters - very good one The MSM’s job one is to always obfuscate any potentially dangerous news that has a chance of frightening investors or depositors. After all, the goal of the world banking cartel/equities Ponzi scheme is to keep depositors and investors relaxed and passive in their comfort zones until the complete collapse of their positions is unavoidable. Here is a timeline of these very disturbing banking events that have occurred since last fall: http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/03/no_author/top-10-signs-of-panic-in-the-banking-system%e2%80%a8/


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How International Financial Elites Change Governments to Implement Austerity

Many countries around the world are plagued by all kinds of armed rebellions, economic sanctions, civil wars, “democratic” coup d’états and/or wars of “regime change.” These include Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Thailand, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia and Lebanon. Even in the core capitalist countries the overwhelming majority of citizens are subjected to brutal wars of economic austerity. While not new, social convulsions seem to have become more numerous in recent years. They have become especially more frequent since the mysterious 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and the 2008 financial collapse in the United States, which soon led to similar financial implosions and economic crises in Europe and beyond. Despite their many differences, these social turbulences share two common features. The first is that they are largely induced, nurtured and orchestrated from outside, that is, by the Unites States and its allies—of course, in collaboration with their class allies from inside. And the second is that, contrary to the long-established historical pattern of social revolutions, where the desperate and disenfranchised masses rebelled against the ruing elites, in most of the recent struggles it is the elites that have insigated insurgencies and civil wars against the masses. The two features are, of course, integrally intertwined: essentially reflecting the shared interests and collaborative schemes of the international plutocracies against the global 99%. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/28/how-international-financial-elites-change-governments-to-implement-austerity/


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The Federal Reserve is Not ‘Independent’ or ‘Apolitical’

aa-Federal Reserve - end the fed signs The Federal Reserve likes to pretend that it is “independent” and “apolitical”. The facts are different. http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-02-24/federal-reserve-not-%E2%80%9Cindependent%E2%80%9D-or-%E2%80%9Capolitical%E2%80%9D


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Why Banks Are Doomed: Technology And Risk

aa-banksters - price fixing The funny thing about technology is that those threatened by fundamental improvements in technology attempt to harness it to save their industry from extinction. For example, overpriced colleges now charge thousands of dollars for nearly costless massively open online courses (MOOCs) because they retain a monopoly on accreditation (diplomas). Once students are accredited directly–an advancement enabled by technology–colleges’ monopoly disappears and so does their raison d’etre. The same is true of banks. Now that accounting and risk assessment are automated, and borrowers and owners of capital can exchange funds in transparent digital marketplaces, there is no need for banks. But according to banks, only they have the expertise to create riskless debt. http://therebel.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=744913:why-banks-are-doomed-technology-and-risk&catid=219:tyler-durden&Itemid=2369


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It’s Raining Bankers to Protect U.S. Dominance

aa-American Empire - try and stop us We are looking at unrest around the world. Look at the riots in Venezuela, the protests going on in Brazil and Argentina. They can’t get the people off the streets in Thailand. But here is the key: I have said this before, but it’s very important to remind people — when all else fails, they take you to war. Or maybe in the case of the bankers, when all else fails and you know too much, you’re dead. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/2/18_Celente_-_Its_Raining_Bankers_To_Protect_The_US_Dominance.html


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Banker Clean-Up: We Are at the Precipice of Something So Big, It Will Shake the Financial World to Its Core

aa-bankster - jumped to death in 1930s Although the trail of mysterious and bizarre deaths detailed below begin in late January, 2014, there are others. Not only that, there will be more, according to sources within the financial world. Based on my findings, these are not mere random, tragic cases of suicide, but of the methodical silencing of individuals who had the ability to expose financial fraud at the highest levels, and the complicity of certain governmental agencies and individuals who are engaged in the greatest theft of wealth the world has ever seen. We appear to be witnessing a clean-up where JPMorgan and Deutsche Bankers are at the epicenter of it all. http://www.silverdoctors.com/financial-collapse-what-lies-beneath-the-bodies-of-dead-bankers-what-lies-ahead-for-us/


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Global Capitalism Has Written Off the Human Race

aa-capitalism - predatory International capitalism has raised greed to a determinant force in world history. Unregulated greed-driven capitalism is destroying the jobs prospects of First World labor and the ability of Third World countries, whose agricultures have been turned into export monocultures serving the global capitalists, to feed themselves. When the crunch comes, the capitalists will let the “other” humanity starve. As the capitalists declare in their high level meetings, “there are too many people in the world.” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/18/global-capitalism-written-human-race-paul-craig-roberts/


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Well folks,how about this one?,there has been a sense of this outcome,but only true Nationalists have realized it!,try selling this to friends and family members!

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Will America Follow Europe Towards Deposit Confiscation?

aa-bail-in - very good cartoon The savings of the European Union’s 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis, an EU document says. Becoming more like Europe is not a good thing. But that is the path that we are currently on. For the most part, Europeans live in a socialist “Big Brother” system in which the government completely dominates your life from the cradle to the grave. In Europe, government is god, and everyone and everything belongs to the government. Apparently, that even includes the life savings of their own citizens. http://www.silverdoctors.com/will-america-follow-europe-towards-deposit-confiscation/


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At the Fed, the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

aa-Federal Reserve - end the fed signs by Ron Paul. Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testified before Congress for the first time since replacing Ben Bernanke at the beginning of the month. Her testimony confirmed what many of us suspected, that interventionist Keynesian policies at the Federal Reserve are well-entrenched and far from over. Mrs. Yellen practically bent over backwards to reassure Wall Street that the Fed would continue its accommodative monetary policy well into any new economic recovery. The same monetary policy that got us into this mess will remain in place until the next crisis hits. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/ron-paul/new-bankster-same-as-the-old-bankster/


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Exposing What Lies Beneath the Bodies of Dead Bankers and What Lies Ahead For Us

aa-new world order Although the trail of mysterious and bizarre deaths detailed below begin in late January, 2014, there are others. Not only that, there will be more, according to sources within the financial world. Based on my findings, these are not mere random, tragic cases of suicide, but of the methodical silencing of individuals who had the ability to expose financial fraud at the highest levels, and the complicity of certain governmental agencies and individuals who are engaged in the greatest theft of wealth the world has ever seen. It is often said that life imitates art. In the case of the dead financial executives, perhaps death imitates theater, or more specifically, the movie The International, which was coincidentally released in U.S. theaters exactly five years ago today. http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/following-the-bodies-we-are-at-the-precipice-of-something-so-big-it-will-shake-the-financial-world_02152014


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The Vampire Squid, JP Morgan, Dead Bankers and Criminal Acts

aa-Warren Buffet and Lloyd Blankfein They (Goldman Sachs) and their cohorts have essentially hijacked Washington, and to a significant extent the government in London, as well as much of Europe. So the Western world is essentially being held captive by both of these major predatory investment banks, including the major commercial banks such as JP Morgan — they are working hand-in-hand together in many cases. This is a huge threat, not only to the financial system, but what they are doing is a huge threat to people’s individual liberty. I think what these people are doing for their own benefit also has implications that are very negative to the middle classes around the world, which are being slowly wiped out in many countries. But this is all part of the redistribution of wealth and income from the 99% to the 1%. So what’s working for the big banks is not working for populations around the world. This is why the destructive and sociopathic activities these people are engaged in needs to be addressed. And as has been disclosed on so many different occasions, what these banks are engaged in is illegal, and criminal in nature. Yet they keep doing it. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/2/16_The_Vampire_Squid%2C_JP_Morgan%2C_Dead_Bankers_%26_Criminal_Acts.html


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Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution

aa-European Union - fractured euro At first we thought Reuters had been punk’d in its article titled “EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap” which disclosed the latest leaked proposal by the European Commission, but after several hours without a retraction, we realized that the story is sadly true. Sadly, because everything that we warned about in “There May Be Only Painful Ways Out Of The Crisis” back in September of 2011, and everything that the depositors and citizens of Cyprus had to live through, seems on the verge of going continental. In a nutshell, and in Reuters’ own words, “the savings of the European Union’s 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis, an EU document says.” What is left unsaid is that the “usage” will be on a purely involuntary basis, at the discretion of the “union”, and can thus best be described as confiscation. http://www.infowars.com/europe-considers-wholesale-savings-confiscation-enforced-redistribution/


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$500 Trillion Derivative Bomb Threatens the World

aa-Federal Reserve - bubbles The single greatest danger is that the game the central banks are playing today will come to an abrupt and destructive end. That’s the danger because the whole system is now running off the short-run maneuvers, liquidity, and guidance that the central banks are injecting into the market every day. The danger is that one of these days the whole system will fail because it is unnatural and artificial, and when that happens it’s going to be a pretty difficult (and chaotic) time. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/2/13_Stockman_-_%24500_Trillion_Derivative_Bomb_Threatens_The_World.html


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What to do When Bankers Start Jumping Out of Windows

The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London For a long time, the idea of bankers jumping out of windows was little more than a popular trope. Nearly a century removed from the Black Tuesday scene that inspired the image, it was more of a joking way to refer to a potential downturn in the economy than an actual, physical reality. By itself, any one of these deaths would have been ghastly enough. But taken together, this string of suicides brings with it a slew of worrying implications. After all, the sight brings with it all the connotations of the 1929 stock market crash that was the harbinger of the Great Depression. To be sure, there is no indication of any sort of link between any of the bankers who died last week, nor any potential motive for the deaths in relation to a stock market plunge. But even the mention of this possibility was enough to set off a firestorm of talk and speculation online, a sure sign that the collective consciousness is focused on potential alarms right now. http://www.theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/What_To_Do_When_Bankers_Start_Jumping_Out_of_Windows


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Fifth Financial Executive in Past Week Found Dead as CEO Found With ‘Self-Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds’

aa-banksters - 10-19-13 The number of bankers found dead in the past week continues to mount, as The Denver Post reports that the founder and CEO of American Title, Richard Talley (currently under investigation by insurance regulators) has been found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds — from a nail-gun. Yes, you read that correctly. Authorities are stating that Talley shot himself multiple times with a nail gun. http://www.silverdoctors.com/5th-financial-executive-in-past-week-found-dead-as-ceo-found-with-self-inflicted-nail-gun-wounds/


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Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

aa-American Empire - banana republic From my standpoint, the problem with raising the minimum wage to a survivable level is that it pacifies the millions of Americans who are being oppressed by the greed of the one percent and the public officials who serve them. Making the survival of the oppressed easier keeps them from being in the streets protesting the rising inequality of income and wealth that jobs offshoring, financial deregulation, and cuts in social welfare programs such as food stamps have produced in America. The ladders of upward mobility that made America an opportunity society have been dismantled by the movement abroad of America’s high value-added, high productivity jobs, leaving displaced Americans with only lowly paid domestic service jobs, such as retail clerks, waitresses, bartenders, and hospital orderlies. Making low pay jobs more livable makes the dismantling of the opportunity society more acceptable. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/06/minimum-wage-raised-paul-craig-roberts/


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Fourth Banker in Past Week Found ‘Suicided’

The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London A fourth banker has been found dead of an “apparent suicide” within the last week according to officials after apparently jumping 15 meters off a bridge to his death. We wonder what information an assassinated suicided JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and now former Federal Reserve official might have all been privy to? http://www.silverdoctors.com/4th-banker-in-past-week-found-suicided/


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New Model of Governance in Bailout Europe: Silence, Lies, and Evasion

aa-banksters - bailout very good one And there you have it: the perfect summation of how our new technocratic system of governance functions in Europe today. A small clique of four empty suits rides into town, announces “recommendations” for economic reforms — reforms that will continue to suck the life-blood out of the Spanish economy – refuses to answer even the most innocent question on said reforms, and then rides back to wherever it came from. In this new model of governance, difficult questions must never be asked. If they are asked, they must never be answered — for the simple reason that the IMF, the ECB, and the European Commission do not have plausible answers to such questions. http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_Model_Of_Governance_in_Bailout_Europe%3A_Silence%2C_Lies%2C_and_Evasion/32536/0/38/38/Y/M.html


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Third Banker, Former Fed Member, ‘Found Dead’ Inside a Week

aa-banksters - bailout very good one So, with stocks a mere 4% off their highs, why are so many high ranking and well respected bankers committing suicide? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-31/third-banker-former-fed-member-found-dead-inside-week


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How Junk Economists Help the Rich Impoverish the Working Class

aa-banksters - good poster Economic development has always been about acquiring the capital, technology, business knowledge, and trained workforce to make valuable things that can be sold at home and abroad. US capital and technology are being located abroad, and the trained domestic workforce is disappearing from disuse and abandonment. The U.S. is falling out of the ranks of the industrialized countries and is on the path to becoming an undeveloped economy. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/28/junk-economists-help-rich-impoverish-working-class-paul-craig-roberts/


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Want to Reduce Income/Wealth Inequality? Abolish the Engine of Inequality — The Federal Reserve

aa-Federal Reserve - end the fed signs The Federal Reserve is the primary obstacle to reducing income/wealth inequality. Those who support the Fed are supporting a neo-feudal arrangement that widens the income/wealth gap by its very existence. The issue of income/wealth inequality is finally moving into the mainstream: which is to say, politicos of every ideological stripe now feel obliged to bleat platitudes and express cardboard “concern” for the plight of the non-millionaires with whom they personally have little contact. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-28/want-reduce-incomewealth-inequality-abolish-engine-inequality-federal-reserve


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Germany Demands Broke ‘PIIGS’ Bail-in Rich Citizens

The Bundesbank has dropped a DIESELBOOM on the European markets Monday morning, calling on Eurozone nations about to go bankrupt (i.e., Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) to initiate a one-off capital levy bail-in on their wealthiest citizens prior to asking other nations (read Germany) for bail-out help. Yes, you read that correctly, the most powerful Central Bank in the Eurozone has just openly called for Eurozone wide bail-ins. http://www.silverdoctors.com/germany-demands-broke-piigs-bail-in-rich-citizens/


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How Economists and Policymakers Murdered the Economy

aa-Dees - outsourcing The economy has been debilitated by the offshoring of middle class jobs for the benefit of corporate profits and by the Federal Reserve’s policy of Quantitative Easing in order to support a few oversized banks that the government protects from market discipline. Not only does QE distort bond and stock markets, it threatens the value of the dollar and has resulted in manipulation of the gold price. When U.S. corporations send jobs offshore, the GDP, consumer income, tax base, and careers associated with the jobs go abroad with the jobs. Corporations gain the additional profits at large costs to the economy in terms of less employment, less economic growth, reduced state, local and federal tax revenues, wider deficits, and impairments of social services. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/25/economists-policymakers-murdered-economy-paul-craig-roberts/


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Illuminati Banker Unveiled Method of Control

Otto H. Kahn Otto Kahn, (1869-1934) was a partner with Jacob Schiff and Paul Warburg in America’s most influential investment bank Kuhn Loeb. Thus, it is worth recalling what he said about the Illuminati Jewish strategy. http://henrymakow.com/geneva_versus_peace.html


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How Wall Street Won the War

aa-American Dream - is over The savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s resulted in more than 1,000 indictments and jail sentences. This much greater scandal has led to only a handful of minor indictments, none for senior officials, and very few imprisonments. Executives at highly fraudulent banks haven’t even paid for their institutions’ misdeeds with their own money. They been allowed to keep their enormous bonuses and salaries, while shareholders – many of whom were deceived by the same institutions – bear the multibillion-dollar cost of others’ malfeasance. http://therebel.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=737369:how-wall-street-won-the-war&catid=312:presstv&Itemid=2504


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Ben Bernanke’s Banksters Legacy

aa-Ben Bernanke - lighting money With Ben Shalom Bernanke set to depart on the last day of January 2014, the critique and speculation of his tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve begins. The mainstream financial press is giving mostly favorable accounts. Heretofore, such praiseworthy acclamations strike a shape contrast with the actual record of the state of the economy. However, the admirers of the Fed and his specific enactments live in a time warp that only masters of the universe encounter. For the remaining population, an intense struggle for survival is the actual experience, remembered from the Bernanke years. http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/012214.html


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