Understanding the Deep State and Shadow Government

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s there were numerous conspiracy theorists who were writing about a secret government, “the cabal”, “the Khazarian Mafia” that was covertly taking control of governments, banks, and corporations worldwide. They were labeled as paranoid nut jobs by mainstream pundits and the MSM. This being the case, even though several world leaders were warning of the very same reality since the early 1950’s. Dwight Eisenhower’s famous farewell speech in which he said,” In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together”.

President Kennedy also warned of this growing covert control. He spoke clearly of it when he said, “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.”

Now in 2017, we see this secret oligarchic society openly opposing the will of the people worldwide. We see how 0.1% now controls 96% of the global wealth and we understand how money and power are enslaving the world’s population to the point that education is now considered unnecessary for the masses. Health care is a privilege, and war is for profit, not honor or security. We have been forced to relinquish our rights for so-called “national security”. The Nut Jobs were right all along.

Still, however, many refuse to face this reality so let’s try again and more clearly state exactly what reality is. It is unmistakably clear that our federal government’s national security apparatus faces opposition from an ever-expanding and ever-ramifying network of individuals and groups that are prepared to subvert the Constitution, the rule of law and our national security interests in order to advance their own ideological pre-commitments.

One way to think of this network is a shadow government, a metaphor that has attained a progressively larger public profile over the past several months. This network denotes individuals and groups bound together by a common ideological worldview that takes precedence over norms of democratic governance. To understand this issue more intelligibly, it is useful to define the term shadow government. Several related ideas and concepts undergird this term.

First, the term shadow government issues forth from the notion of a shadow cabinet. The term shadow cabinet originated out of parliamentary forms of government wherein the losing party in an election campaign appoints members of its party to “shadow” officials appointed by the ruling party. Members of the shadow cabinet are selected by party leaders to represent the party’s own political interests, a process that is advanced by publicly critiquing the policy agenda of the party in power.

Second, in our non-parliamentary system, the idea of a shadow government, secret government, or invisible government signifies that real and actual political power resides or ought to reside, not with elected representatives, but with private individuals, government bureaucrats, judges and elites, who exercise power and influence behind the scenes in order to bend the so-called arc of justice to favor their preferences. Power, in this view, is to be wielded by individuals who are linked by an overarching ideological agenda committed to an expansion of the administrative state, grounded in the proclivity of progressives to delegate power to unaccountable experts outside of the scrutiny of democratic institutions. That is, experts exercise power beyond the reach of the Constitution and democratically elected representatives including the President and Congress.

Third, properly appreciated, shadow government supporters maintain that the official elected government is, and ought to be, subservient to its shadow, which holds or ought to hold, true executive power. Shadow government proponents include members of the administrative bureaucracy. They believe that the government, or at least certain levers of government, ought to be secretly controlled by elites who wish to remain secretive about their desire to manipulate policy, that is, until one of their chosen representatives assumes presidential power.

On a global basis, this power elite have been proven to manipulate elections, control monetary systems, launder drug monies for their own drug peddling operations that secretly finance their power and influence over duly elected officials, wage wars and create chaos for financial benefit, and control the MSM to insure all goes without inflaming the victims (us) of their theft of our labor and our blood.

It is vitally important that we all come to grips with this reality. It is not a conspiracy. More importantly, unlike what this oligarchic group would now have us believe, we ARE NOT POWERLESS. Knowledge of the facts and the resolve to act in a socially responsible manner, we can stand up, speak up, and act up. Literally the very freedom of our families and children are at stake here. We act now or we may never again know freedom and prosperity. We may never again have the ability to control our own destinies. Sound over dramatic? Think about it. The facts are staring us right in the face.

De-Dollarization and the Collapse of the US Economy

For several months we have been writing about how the world’s financial landscape is changing and the complete failure of the FED’s monetary policies and how their policies are creating an utter disaster for the US economy. Since 2008, when the FED decided for us (the US taxpayer) that we would bailout and continue to fund the totally insane bankers and their never ending casino games, our economy is flat, poverty is increasing, our infrastructure is collapsing, our trade deficits are exploding, and we are beginning to look like a third world country.

All the while, the rest of the world (excluding the US. Canada, the EU, and Japan), are starting to wake up and say “No More Insanity”. Quietly, but surly, the BRICS and in particular China began to build consensus that a new approach was needed to address the world’s economic situation. When China formed the AIIB, the FED, the World Bank, and the IMF snickered arrogantly at their efforts. After all, the US, Japan, and the EU were giants in the financial world.

Now, just a few years later, there is quiet panic within this same group and for very good reason. Not only has the BRICS and particularly China been successful in their efforts, they are about to crush the EU and US economies. The dollar is essential DOA as the international trading currency. It is truly criminally negligent how the FED and the ECB have handled this situation. Further, instead of waking up to the new economic reality, the western banking cartel continues to play their insane game.

These bankers have created a $278 TRILLION dollar derivatives time bomb SINCE 2008 that could go off at any moment.  The ECB has doubled down on Greece and this will absolutely insure a Greek default which will, without question, create a total collapse of the Euro. Instead of curbing the gambling excesses of these bankers, breaking up the too big to fail banks, stopping the blatant market manipulations, the FED and the ECB continue to ignore their fiduciary duties to regulate and police the very bankers that have created this disaster.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is the big picture.

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What is most important to note is that in just under a year, the AIIB has created a membership of participating countries that is quickly isolating the ECB, Japan, and the US. Secondly, you can see the AIIB already has more paid in capital than the World Bank, the IMF, and the ADB combined.

What is also interesting to note is how far behind the US has fallen in infrastructure. Infrastructure is the backbone of economic growth and the US is beginning to look like a third world country. Our CONgress continues to ignore these needs and by all measures could be seen as criminally negligent in addressing these issues.

It is really time that the American people begin to wake up and understand that these issues are at the very core of our standard of living issues and if we don’t make these issues the focus of the next election, we are in for one helluva dismal future. This isn’t a theory or opinion. It is FACT.

What can we do? Here are just a few suggestions that need to be addressed immediately.

1). Can the FED and return the responsibility of determining fiscal policy back to the Treasury Department.

2). Break up the big six “too big to fail” banks and instead of fining them, start the criminal charges and send some of these idiots to jail. Congress and our Department of Justice should be doing their jobs honestly and not as dupes to these cronys.

3). Starting working with the BRICS and the AIIB, instead of being like recalcitrant children. This means working on sound global fiscal policies, developing real backing to international trading currencies, and addressing the world’s infrastructure needs, instead of trying to fast track TPP, which is just another failed effort to exert a strength we no long have in the world. Our trade agreements, based on this unrealistic premise, has been a disaster for the US economy and US workers, has killed our manufacturing capabilities, and skyrocketed our trade deficits. These are facts, not opinions or theories.

4). Make rebuilding the US infrastructure a priority in the federal budget. It is the fastest way to create jobs and economic demand. Our critical immediate needs would generate nearly $5 trillion in spending. That is money that would go directly into the economy and not in some bankers accounts.

Get informed as a voter, speak up, demand these actions from our representatives. We are literally only months away from a total economic meltdown from which there is no immediate recovery. It would take decades to recover. Action is needed right now.

The World is Reordering and What It Means for the US

For years literally, we have been chronicling the demise of the US’ power in the world as it has been wrought by the FED. We have witnessed the systemic theft of the wealth of the US by the bankers. Most think that is not a reality. They are all consumers of the “blue pill”. Trillions of dollars have been siphoned from our economy, our infrastructure is crumbling, our CONgress is a joke run by paid clowns, and we have been saddled with the debt of conflict after conflict.

Now, as they say, the final shoe is dropping, and here are a few examples of why is not being covered in our so-called media, which is also a sham. For many months we have been following the actions of the BRICS as they methodically are re-organizing the way the world’s financial markets operate, and the associated trade that will be conducted. Many scoffed at these efforts with the rationale even if the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) were to be successful, they still wouldn’t be large enough to effect any change.

The FED continued to print money with no asset backing and shipped it to the EU banks to continue the façade that all is well, and the economies of the US and the EU were great, when in fact they were collapsing. Literally the US taxpayers have been indentured to the tune of several trillions of dollars. Here we are seven years later, and even with the draconian measures meted out by the IMF and World Bank on it’s member nation governments in the form of austerity programs, the economies of those nations continues to collapse.

It is not a surprise that these same elite in the US are banging the war drums once again and this time the Russians are once again the bad guys. However, you must put everything in its true context and look at what has happened in Iceland, who now says joining the EU is out of the question or watch what is going on in Greece as they begin to “buck” their bondage.

Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defense minister, spoke to German newspaper “Bild” on Saturday, saying his country’s leaving the euro could precede an exit by Italy and Spain, followed by Germany in the future. “If Greece explodes, Spain and Italy will be next and then at some point, Germany. We therefore need to find a way within the eurozone, but this way cannot be that the Greeks keep on having to pay,” Kammenos told Bild.

Instead of a bailout, Greece needed a debt “haircut” like the one Germany’s creditors had to accept in 1953, Kammenos proposed. He also argued that Berlin should pay World War II reparations to Athens. “All European countries have been compensated for crimes committed by Nazis, except for Greece,” Kammenos said, referring to the gold Nazi soldiers brought back from Athens during the war.

The defense minister also accused Germany of “interfering” in its domestic affairs. His criticism was aimed at German Finance Minister Schäuble, who earlier warned of a “Grexident” which could push Athens out of the euro. “I don’t understand why he turns against Greece every day in new statements. It’s like a psychological war and Schäuble is poisoning the relationship between the two countries through that,” he said.

Meanwhile Germany and France are on a sinking ship, and for all intent and purpose are looking to bail as well. The head of the private intelligence agency Stratfor has for the first time publicly said that the US government considers it to be its overriding strategic objective to work on the prevention of a German-Russian alliance. Blocking that alliance is the only way to prevent an alternative world power capable of challenging extension of the American position of being the world’s lone superpower. He says that the U.S. will fail in that overriding objective; German technology and capital will combine with Russian natural resources and “land-power,” to produce a truly bipolar world: U.S. v. Eurasia. So: he sees the U.S. strategy as being to block that, by weakening both Germany and Russia. That strategy would explain what Obama is doing in Ukraine, and the sanctions that are hurting both Russia and Germany, but Friedman thinks that nothing can work.

On the Asian front, consolidation is also occurring, again without US involvement. Although the US is desperately trying to “fast track” a trade program (TPP), it is not happening. This program is a desperate move executed way too late and would have a devastatingly negative effect on the US economy. In the meantime, Russia and China announced this week that as of today, 17 March, the Moscow Exchange has started trading in a futures contract on the currency pair Chinese Renminbi — Russian Rouble.

The launch has been driven by a substantially increasing Renminbi turnover on the Exchange, growing volume of settlement in the currency between Russia and China as well as newly arising demand for hedging of such transactions. Andrey Shemetov, First Deputy CEO of Moscow Exchange, said: “The launch of the CNY/RUB futures is the next step made by the Moscow Exchange to offer a full range of Renminbi instruments and hedging tools to participants. We expect that the new contract will be liquid and in-demand as other Exchange’s derivatives, and facilitate the trade turnover between China and Russia”.

The contract is cash-settled against the Moscow Exchange CNY/RUB fixing. The contract’s expiry dates are every 15th day of March, June, September and December. IM size is 12%. Metallinvestbank will act as the market maker for the contract. Moscow Exchange’s turnover in the Chinese Renminbi grew 700% in 2014 to RUB 395 bln (CNY 48 bln). The record average daily trading volume of CNY 541 mln was seen in October. Currently, the Moscow Exchange’s derivatives market offerings include nine FX futures: USD/RUB, EUR/RUB, EUR/USD, AUD/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, USD/UAH, USD/CAD, and USD/TRY, as well as three options: USD/RUB, EUR/USD, and EUR/RUB.

The dominoes are falling fast now. UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India All Sign On … South Korea Next? The Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.”

This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.). Specifically, the UK and Australia signed on this week.

The Financial Times reports, quoting a senior US Official: The decision of the UK to join the Chinese development bank was made with virtually no consultation with the US. We are wary about a trend toward constant accommodation of China, which is not the best way to engage a rising power.

The New York Times reported last week: Fundamentally, Washington views the Chinese venture as a deliberate challenge to those postwar institutions, which are led by the United States and, to a lesser extent, Japan, and the Obama administration has put pressure on allies not to participate.

Zero Hedge predicted last week: In short order Australia and South Korea will likely be on board and at that point, the stigma the US has created around membership will have completely disappeared (if it hasn’t already), opening the door for other US “allies” to join ….

An Op-Ed in The Australian argues: The decision by the Abbott government to sign on for negotiations to join China’s regional bank … represents another defeat for Barack Obama’s diplomacy in Asia. Canberra’s move follows similar decisions by Britain, Singapore, India and New Zealand.

If there is anyone out there who still honestly believes we are not in for a huge devaluation of the dollar and the devastating blows to our world economic position, they are delusional. All we can say at this point is two things. 1). Why do we still continue to allow the FED to establish our monetary policy? And 2). Brace for impact, this is going to be real ugly.

The World Financial Markets are Changing..Are You Ready?

By creating their own multilateral financial institutions, the BRICS emerging-market powers are shaking up global economic governance but remain far from dismantling the post-war system dominated by the West.

Why these moves should concern each one of us is related to the fact the FED has put us, the US Government in a position of insolvency. If the current world capital systems collapse (The EU is in as bad a situation as the US) the ramifications are very stark and all inclusive. First let’s look at what has happened in the last few months with the BRICS movements and then we will examine the impacts they could force related to the solvency of the US and EU governments.

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For the past 70 years, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have been the pillars of the world’s economic system, coming to the rescue of countries in trouble and supporting development projects, respectively. But the Bretton Woods institutions are regularly criticized for their inability to reflect the growing and important contributions of the major emerging economies to the global economy.

China, the world’s second-largest economy, continues to have just slightly more voting power in the IMF than Italy, about five times smaller. And, since their creation in 1944, the IMF and the World Bank have only been led by Americans and Europeans.

“Broader global governance reforms have become stalled, despite the many commitments made by advanced economies to emerging markets to give them a more prominent role in international financial institutions and other international forums,” said Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Cornell University and a former IMF expert.

In this context, the launch Tuesday of a development bank and an emergency reserve fund by the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — appears to be a concrete attempt to address those inequities. “If the existing institutions were doing their jobs perfectly, there would be no need to go to the trouble of creating a new bank, a new fund,” said Paulo Nogueira Batista, who represents Brazil and 10 other countries at the IMF, in an interview.

BRICS Summitt 2014

The mere creation of the two BRICS institutions sends a strong signal to Western powers, where some doubt the ability of the five powerhouses to surmount their individual needs and ambitions. The launches “are significant actions that represent a game changer as they turn statements and rhetoric about cooperation among these countries into reality,” Prasad said. Still, many areas of uncertainty cloud the new BRICS structures, giving the IMF and the World Bank a long lead on their fledgling rivals.

– Battles for influence –

For now, only the BRICS countries will be able to draw from the $50 billion in the New Development Bank and $100 billion in the Contingent Reserve Arrangement. However, proof of the new institutions’ effectiveness will come when other countries knock at their door for money. “Will the BRICS take the financial risk to lend to other countries? And what conditions will they impose?” said an IMF official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Accustomed to bailing out a country, and being reimbursed, in exchange for austerity conditions, the IMF has the kind of expertise that “doesn’t happen overnight,” the official said. Some also have concerns that the BRICS institutions — dominated by China — will be less careful about safeguarding the environment or fighting corruption when they make their financing deals.

Aware of their current limitations, the BRICS made a point to say they were working closely with the IMF. Some of their financing would be available only to countries already receiving Fund assistance. Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, said the creation of the BRICS institutions did not mean her country was moving away from the IMF. “We have not the least interest in distancing ourselves from the IMF,” she said. “On the contrary, we wish to democratize it and make it as representative as possible.”

Unsurprisingly, the Bretton Woods institutions responded with offers of cooperation. The IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde, said in a statement Wednesday that her staff would be “delighted” to work with the BRICS team on the reserve fund. The World Bank, facing other new development rivals and undergoing a major internal restructuring, welcomed the arrival of an “invaluable partner” in the battle against poverty, a bank spokesman told AFP.

This display of friendliness, however, could in time give way to rivalries and battles for influence in the corridors of the 188-nation institutions, based in Washington. “The new institutions aren’t created against anyone,” said Nogueira Batista, the IMF representative. “But they are a first step toward a multilateral world.”

1. The meeting started the second cycle of BRICS summits. This time it focused on sustainable solutions for inclusive growth. It confirmed common interests in broadening multidimensional cooperation, including mutual trade and investment. With combined GDP around 21% of global volume, 20% of global trade and 11% of accumulated investments, the five countries represent one of the largest markets in the world.

2. The summit highlighted once again that the BRICS countries play an increasingly significant role in international affairs, an example of which was the prevention of an outright military invasion of Syria, as well as the elimination of chemical weapons in that country.

3. The countries are united in their willingness to coordinate their positions and actions on issues of global development and the reform of the global financial and economic architecture, including the IMF. The G20 format offers the five countries a good framework for such cooperation.

4. Decision to create the New Development Bank (NDB) based in Shanghai will contribute to the efforts to eliminate infrastructure gaps and meet sustainable development needs of the BRICS countries and other emerging markets. With initial authorized capital of $100 billion, including $50 billion of equally shared initial subscribed capital, it will become one of the largest multilateral financial development institutions. Importantly, it will be open for other countries to join.

5. Creation of the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, or currency reserve pool, initially sized at $100 billion, will help protect the BRICS countries against short-term liquidity pressures and international financial shocks. Together with the NDB these new instruments will contribute to further co-operation on macroeconomic policies.

6. Other documents, including the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation among BRICS Export Credit and Guarantees Agencies, as well as the Cooperation Agreement on Innovation within the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, will offer new channels of support for trade and financial ties between the five countries.

7. The BRICS framework now includes more than 20 equally important cooperation formats, including the BRICS Business Council, the BRICS Banking Forum, the BRICS Exchanges Alliance and others, embracing such areas as information security, healthcare, agriculture, science and technology, and others.

8. Russia is actively engaged in the strengthening of the BRICS framework. Among its proposals are the draft Strategy for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and the Roadmap for Investment Cooperation. We are also proposing to establish the BRICS Energy Association, the Fuel Reserve Bank, the BRICS Energy Policy Institute and a training center for experts in metals industries, as well as to widen cooperation in areas of culture and education.

9. Another important topic is the BRICS “outreach” format. Meetings with leaders of different regions add to the Summits’ agenda and make the work more relevant globally.

10. As Russia is taking over the position of the BRICS Chair, the next summit will be held in the city of Ufa in the Republic of Bashkortostan, in July 2015. We are looking forward to working ever more closely with our international partners.

This all sounds really cozy, except for the fact that the BRICS structure represents MORE assets than currently exists within the World Bank and IMF infrastructure. Secondly, the BRICS is going to be much more inclusive in relationship to their country partners and much less demanding in relation to austerity measures required by participating countries and much less intrusive in relationship to how deals for expanding economies is concerned. This will mean the BRICS will expand their membership and participation rapidly and as that happens countries will abandon the World Bank and IMF and will STOP buying the bonds and treasury bills that fund those organizations.

This is where the Western “house of cards” could collapse very quickly. The impacts could be rapid and very profound. In the US, for example, the FED relies on the sale of treasury bonds to keep afloat. Already they are buying the own TBills at a 40% rate because of a lack of interest by countries like China in acquiring debt instruments that are less and less attractive long term. This combined with the fact that the US dollar is becoming less and less important as the Petrodollar could cause an absolute collapse of the dollar on a global basis.

As early as this fall, the US government might go the very same way as Detroit and end up filing for chapter-11 help. In other words, it will end up asking itself to bail itself out. Now, isn’t that a neat little trick, a piece of magic we would all like to be able to do? Bailing myself out? Heck, I’d do it even if I weren’t in debt. Wouldn’t you? So, is it possible for the US to go bankrupt?

Countries go bankrupt every day around the world, legally declared financially insolvent, totally depleted and destitute. Ruined! A ruined state! I wonder who will step in and break the counters of the Federal Reserve (‘bankrupt’ comes from the Italian ‘banca rotta’ (derived from the practice of breaking up the counters of bankrupt bankers so that they would no longer be able to do business because they had no money left)).

Bankrupt USA?

Countries that go bankrupt are not just the poor ones, the developing ones, the ones that are in the southern hemisphere, the ones we like to point the finger at. The UK was bankrupt right after World War II. The US lent the British $4.34 billion in 1945 to help them get back on their feet (which works out today to $140 billion). That loan back then was just about twice as much as the entire British economy at the end of the war. It took the country until 2006, when the last installment of $84 million was made to pay that money back!

Can the USA go bankrupt?

The US Congress is not scaremongering just yet, but there looks as if this fall there is going to be a shootout between Obama and the Republicans over two fiscal deadlines that are looming fast and in quick succession. October 1st will see the need for the Obama administration getting a measure to tide the country over and to keep it from going bankrupt. Then, in November the Obama administration will need to get agreement to raise the limit that is legally authorized on the borrowing authority. If it doesn’t, then it will face bankruptcy once again since it will default on payments. That will harm the US economy and also bring the markets into disarray. The Republicans, who now control the House of Representatives, will have the possibility of stopping that going through on both dates and thus demand severe cutbacks from Obama if he wants to get these two deadlines out of the way. Republicans will have enough leverage to be able to demand what they want from Obama. That means that there are two choices. Either the country defaults and there is no more money and the country goes bankrupt, or Obama gets what he needs and the country gets austerity as a result. Either way, the future looks far from rosy.

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The last time there was a shootout in 2012 over the budget of the Obama administration, the country got an increase in taxes on the wealthy and that has been a bitter pill to swallow for the Republicans. The 2011 fight over the debt limit of the US resulted in the country getting downgraded by credit rating agencies. Secondly, October will see the start of Obamacare at the same time that Obama will be asking for more money to tide the country over. It looks as if that will be hard to get if Obamacare goes through and begins in October.

Any preliminary fancy footwork between Obama and the Republicans looks as if it won’t happen just yet since Congress will be taking recess on August 2nd. That means that Obama will be left out in the cold for a five-week period. Obama has spoken openly about the Republicans’ ‘manufacturing another crises’ this week also, adding fuel to the fire. On the Republican side people are talking of using this possibility of default on payment as a means to seize an opportunity and gain political ground. This is a dangerous and very ill-advised move and such talk simply doesn’t reflect an understanding of the global impacts and the resultant backlash on the US economy.

For years now many have warned that the debt crisis in Greece, Spain and Portugal in the EU are just a small glimpse of the tip of the iceberg that is ready to crash into other countries. If you believe that the US won’t and can’t go bankrupt, because it is too big to fail, then you should just think again a little. This fall, the US needs to get ready for unrest. Obama’s administration has its work cut out to get the budget approved and it won’t be easy. If it doesn’t, win the showdown between Republicans and Obama’s government then shutdowns will be the order of the day and defaults on payments. Just like in Detroit, there will be basic services that close down or restrict even more. Police forces will stop policing, people will withdraw their savings and hide the stash of cash under the mattress as it becomes worthless, postal workers will stop working as they go on strike demanding pay rises.

Folks, you should at least do some small things to prepare for the worse. How, you ask? There are no specific recommendations, but think about waking up one morning and the money you thought you had is worth only half of what you thought it was worth. You wake up one morning and gas is $12/Gal. and a loaf of bread costs $10. Further the services like mail, food delivery, healthcare, and social security has been suspended, how would you cope? These realities are not out of the realm of possibility as early as this fall. Wake up and get ready.

The Purpose of the Modern Monopolized Press is not to Inform but to Generate and Maintain the Consent of the Governed.

When we look at the events of the last month especially, it should have become more apparent, even to the casual and unawakened people that this is our reality.  Here are just a few examples of major events that have been grossly unreported in MSM.

Fireballs, meteor, and meteorites are raining down like a spring shower, at more than twice the normal rate, and are associated with more and more intense sonic booms (meaning they are low in the atmosphere) and many witnessed fragmentation and explosions occurring.  Yet MSM may report some of the individual events that they couldn’t ignore, but they are going out of their way to not have us link these events as something more specific.  An interesting side note to this is a few alternative news reporters sought information from the Air Force Space Command as to whether or not they “detected” any of the incoming salvo.  Their response was that was “classified information”.  What? After these reports were published yesterday, some attempts have been made to explain that this response was made because the AFSC and more importantly the NRO does not want to reveal the nature of their technology now operating. Interesting, huh?

The true reasons for the Pope’s resignation are not even being mentioned, even though there was specific acknowledgement by the Vatican.  The fact that the Pope would be arrested by Italian authorities for money laundering has not been mentioned.  Check it out for yourself, the arrest warrant is a matter of public record. This also accounts for the fact that the Pope will be cloistered within the walls of the sovereign Vatican nation. If he were to leave, he would be subject to immediate arrest.  There are also the issues of sex crimes against children, and maintaining secret accounts for various politicians and corporate moguls, but that is a whole other story.

There is a major magma pool rising under the Solomon Island, and is being heralded by huge swarms of 5+ earthquakes over the past three weeks.  This is similar in size to the “Jellystone” caldera, being nearly 600 square kilometers in size and sitting on a major Pacific plate conjunction zone. If this were to erupt, the tsunamis generated could have global effects as these would literally travel around the world and affect all oceans.  The steam volume sent into the atmosphere by such an eruption could literally create giant rivers of atmospheric water that would create massive rainfalls inland on all continents.  Not a word said in MSM.

Currency wars are beginning to erupt as central banks and nations try to stave off the coming financial collapse.  The concern of course is that historically when currency wars do erupt (and they have officially begun), global war is not far behind.  Yet MSM is talking about “the fiscal cliff” approaching in the US. Speaking of CONgress, we did have one humorous insight this week. Did you know that the correct term for a large group of baboons is a congress of baboons. Hmmm, that explains a lot.

Then, of course, we have this developing debate concerning gun control. The monopoly media is reporting these stories from within the confines of the false Left/Right paradigm and is ignoring the written purpose of the 2nd Amendment by attempting to frame the debate as one of crime and an irrational fear of violence. We see endless discussions from collectivists insisting that citizens do not “need” military type weapons for hunting or self defense – the System’s accepted purpose for your irrational desire to own firearms. So called assault weapons are evil and unnecessary, therefore only the police should be thus armed. The so called Right counters that gun bans do nothing but make crime worse and that citizens must be able to defend themselves, with these weapons if need be.

Both are false premises because the 2nd Amendment was clearly written as an individual right so that citizen’s militias would be independent of the State. A counter balance the founders left us to prevent what has arisen: a State monopoly in the legitimate use of force. A doomsday provision that would never be needed until the State tried to take it. Even though this element does not seem to be the debate in MSM, the people seem to have understood clearly what’s up as the latest monthly volumes of gun and ammunition sales has skyrocketed, setting records.

These events and others affecting all of us directly and globally are simply not being reported or to find the kind way of saying it, grossly under-reported by MSM.  If there is any good news in this, people have been migrating to alternative news sources that are doing their best to report these issues in the light of what is really going on.  However, these venues are also loaded with disinformation specialists and shills, so it does take effort to sort the rat poop from the pepper. We do have one question that may be relevant. Are there any journalists out there in MSM with the courage or ability to do the right thing.  I know from many sources you are out there and frustrated, find a way to collectively “do the right thing”.

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So here is the lesson. If it does resonate with you, don’t accept it.  If you don’t accept it, make an effort to find the “truth” of the issues on your own as best you can. You won’t always be successful given the fact this is very time consuming, but make the effort.  Share what you find with as many people as possible. Finally, as we are seeing in the Arab Spring, Anonymous, and Occupy efforts, withhold your consent to be governed and managed in this manner.  This only continues if we consent to let it continue. The oldest law of civilized communal living is that those who govern only really can do so by the consent of the people.

Do You Really Understand What the FED Has Committed on Your Behalf?

When you look at the breakdown of the bailouts and QE programs as below, it becomes quite apparent how really insane this monetary policy really is.  What’s more frightening is that the EU’s policies are WORSE! The FED is printing money willy-nilly and the ECB is slowly sucking the economic viability out of the EU economy with nihilistic austerity programs, and even in the light of real evidence of the damage, they continue to enact these insane policies.

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To put in perspective the size of just the US money printing operation, consider that the “net” figure of $863 billion represents the total face value of Federal Reserve Notes in circulation, or, it represents nearly 50% of the GDP. To put it another way, you via congressional monetary policy delegated to the FED’s monetary policy has taken actions that put every man, woman, and child in this country in debt to the tune of $237,500! Translated to a family of four that’s a cool 950 LARGE!

While the FED speeds down the road to a hyperinflationary crash, and the EU is looking at a third round of recession and might even be looking at the “D” word, deflation, China is creating gold backed ETFs and is entering market places globally, the rise of the Red Dragon. The monetary policies of Russia, China, and most of the so called BRIC nations seem to be adapting more correctly to world markets and demands.

I don’t remember us being asked to comment or god-forbid assent to such policies. But hey, according to Jamie Dimon in Davos Switzerland  explaining why people don’t need to know what’s going on in the banking world. It’s too “complex.” Just know that their fee comes from managing this ball of financial confusion. And that’s all you need to know. Really? How about what I understand, that this is a house of cards game being played in an unregulated casino and that it will collapse without any question and therefore by definition is insane.  I know that’s complex but I’m just an ordinary guy.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar criminals, terrorists and mobsters, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The agency has a lead role in implementing changes on Wall Street.

White spent nearly a decade as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, handling an array of white-collar crimes and complex securities and financial fraud cases. She brought down mobster John Gotti and won convictions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Obama said that experience makes White well-suited to implement legislation he championed to change the behavior on Wall Street. “I’d say that’s a pretty good run. You don’t want to mess with Mary Jo,” Obama said at the White House. “As one former SEC chairman said, Mary Jo does not intimidate easily, and that’s important because she has a big job ahead of her.

That’s the positive “spin”. The negative side of this is that White also represented JPMC, and others as defense attorney in SEC inquiries. So in a sense, White knows where the bones are buried.  The Wall Street Pit bulls aren’t barking so it is hard to read what is next.  Certainly, in spite of the magnitude of evidence of felonies being committed by the Wall Street Boys, no one has gone to jail. Is that about to change? Only time will tell.  Oh yeah and one other thing, you writing the new head of the SEC and after you have congratulated her on her significant appoint, urge her to begin immediately to vigorously prosecute those where the evidence is certain.

You know we do not need to understand what an ETF is or what a credit default swap is, because in the end it is just this simple.  These ego-maniacs have bet the farm and put up the family as collateral. It really is that real. So do you have anything to say about that?

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Why There is A Strangle Hold on the Global Economy?

As we move into the fifth year of this most recent global economic crisis, much has been written about the criminality of the banking community, sovereign debt, and the impacts of austerity measures, but that is just part of the story.  To really understand the “whole of it” you also have to look at food prices, the escalating health care system delivery costs, and finally and most disturbing the cost of higher education.  All of these sectors have been usurped by a “corporate’ for profit mindset and are totally out of control.

Since the collapse of 2008, speculators have moved into the commodities sector and food prices have escalated out of control, essentially because there is NO control. The prices of all key staples increased, except for rice.Maize prices increased by 9%, soybean oil by 7%, wheat (U.S. HRW) by 6%, and sugar (world) by 5% just this last year. These price variations were the largest increases observed since June and July of 2011. The price of rice (Thai, 5%) declined in the same period by 6%, adding to the price decline of 2% observed in the fourth quarter of 2011. Both abundant supply and strong competition among exporters have caused the international price of rice to decline.  Although food production outlooks remain strong for 2012/13, there is a global food crisis. Why? Profiteers plain and simple.

Twenty years ago U.S. healthcare cost $2800, on average, per person. Ten years ago, that figure had risen to $4700 per person. And four years ago, in 2008, it was $7500 per person. The cost to cover the typical family of four under an employer plan is expected to top $20,000 on health care this year, up more than 7% from last year. These health care cost increases have increased the number of people dying because of a lack of access to health care and has resulted in a substantial increase in personal bankruptcies, especially among retired people. Not only is there no controls over these costs, the government has essentially prohibited competition by restricting large governmental providers from even negotiating more competitive costs.

But nowhere is the lack of control more apparent that in the cost of higher education. This month information was released regarding consumer credit growth.  Most of the headlines took this as positive economic news but digging deeper into the data we realize that the bulk of the growth came courtesy of exploding student debt.  Even with the encyclopedia amount of data showing how horribly run many for-profit colleges are run, the government continues to back these risky endeavors while saddling young Americans with unrelenting levels of debt.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the predatory nature of these operations just like it was easy to see subprime loans were going to end badly.  So why continue to allow this to go on?  Why is the system so adamant on continuing to pour layer upon layer of student debt syrup onto the younger segment of our nation that is already struggling in the employment market?

A recent University of Georgia study is sobering in its findings.  When comparing the UG tuition escalations to other higher institutions here are their findings:

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Residents

The average 10-year increase in tuition and fees for residents was 111%. The University of Georgia’s increase was 156%, 3rd highest out of 13 institutions.

The largest increase occurred at University of Arizona (231%), University of California-Davis (185%), and University of Georgia (156%).

The lowest increases were at University of Maryland (58%), Louisiana State University (65%), and University of Missouri (85%).

Over the past 5 years the University of Georgia has had the highest increase (89%), followed by University of Arizona (83%), and University of California-Davis (75%).

Over the past 5 years University of Maryland has had the lowest increase (8%), followed by Ohio State University (17%), and University of Missouri (22%).

Non-Residents

The average 10-year increase in tuition and fees for non-residents was 94%. The University of Georgia’s increase was 138%, 2nd highest out of 13 institutions.

The largest increases occurred at University of Florida (163%), University of Georgia (138%), and University of Arizona (138%).

The lowest increases were at North Carolina State University (43%), University of Missouri (58%), and University of Kentucky and Iowa State University with an increase of 72% each.

Over the past 5 years University of Arizona has had the highest increase (80%), followed by University of Georgia (60%) and University of Florida (59%).

Over the past 5 years North Carolina State University has had the lowest increase (15%), followed by Iowa State University (18%) and Ohio State University (22%).

How much debt have we loaded onto the backs of our youth and young developing professionals who are the essential elements to stimulating our economy?  It’s this big:

How out of whack is this really? Consider this fact, the total combined GDP growth in the US from 2008 until 2011 was a mere 2.7% TOTAL!

When you wonder why the global economy is imploding, that there is 25% percent unemployment of the educated technically capable young productive people, and why there are riots bursting forth in every developed country on the planet, remember these facts.  A global oligarchy has usurped and trumped government and now believes they can complete a global economic enslavement plan. If you don’t see this you are blind and in denial. If we do not unite soon, this is a fait accompli and you will have to explain to your grandchildren why we didn’t do anything to prevent their bondage.  You up for that?