*How* the Fed Destroyed the US

My son Kyle, a junior in high school, has an assignment to do a PowerPoint presentation on “the most influential person in the US in the last century.”

Guess what? He’s doing it on the Federal Reserve. (No, his old man didn’t coach him. Sure warms my heart, though!)

Here’s Ron Paul exlpaining how the Fed has destroyed the United States. He says it all in just 5 minutes.

Read the text of his speech here.

Of Layoffs & Riots…

From George Ure of Peoplenomics.com fame:

layoffs2009-02-26

Is “ugly” really the right word? And from the Asia Times we have:

A Planet at the Brink?
By Michael T Klare

The global economic meltdown has already caused bank failures, bankruptcies, plant closings, and foreclosures and will, in the coming year, leave many tens of millions unemployed across the planet. But another perilous consequence of the crash of 2008 has only recently made its appearance: increased civil unrest and ethnic strife. Someday, perhaps, war may follow.

As people lose confidence in the ability of markets and governments to solve the global crisis, they are likely to erupt into violent protests or to assault others they deem responsible for their plight, including government officials, plant managers, landlords, immigrants, and ethnic minorities.

If the present economic disaster turns into what President Barack Obama has referred to as a “lost decade”, the result could be a global landscape filled with economically-fueled upheavals.

Indeed, if you want to be grimly impressed, hang a world map on your wall and start inserting red pins where violent episodes have already occurred.
Athens (Greece),
– Longnan (China),
– Port-au-Prince (Haiti),
– Riga (Latvia),
– Santa Cruz (Bolivia),
– Sofia (Bulgaria),
– Vilnius (Lithuania), and
– Vladivostok (Russia) would be a start.

Many other cities from Reykjavik, Paris, Rome, and Zaragoza to Moscow and Dublin have witnessed huge protests over rising unemployment and falling wages that remained orderly thanks in part to the presence of vast numbers of riot police. If you inserted orange pins at these locations – none as yet in the United States – your map would already look aflame with activity. And if you’re a gambling man or woman, it’s a safe bet that this map will soon be far better populated with red and orange pins. [more

Be honest now: does anyone still think things will start getting better soon? And that “buy and hold” is a winning strategy in equities?

“Worried” About Silver

Excerpt from Brian Hunt’s “Market Notes”:

6 month SLV

“Silver holds the same “safe haven” allure as gold. It has served as a real, tangible form of money for thousands of years… so people flock to it when they get worried about holding paper currencies. With Europe and Russia’s huge banking problems, “worried” accurately describes the mood across the Atlantic.

“Our chart today shows what worry looks like. It’s the past six months of trading in the silver ETF (SLV). In addition to showing SLV’s price, our chart displays the amount of shares traded each day. Red bars show the trading volume on days silver declined in price. Dark bars show the volume on days silver advanced. The taller the bar, the greater the volume.

“As you can see from the dominance of tall dark bars, investors are stampeding into the safety of silver.

“The money flow here is extraordinary. As The Daily Crux pointed out last week, all we need to hear now is “this time is different,” and we could have a mania on our hands.”

FYI from your editor: I do NOT endorse investing in any ETF, including (especially) the silver ETF “SLV.” If you want the protection and upside of silver get real, get physical.

25+ Years After JFK: The Real Message

Conspiracy Theories.
          Shadow Powers. 
                    Problem / Reaction / Solution.

Are we missing the BIG picture by focusing on “how they did it’?

JFKs last shirt25+ years ago JFK was boldly and callously assassinated. The Warren Commission Report, authored by Hitler’s personal historian, began the cover-up in earnest. This was aided by Gerald Ford’s intentional lie regarding the point of entry of the bullet.
[See Prez Ford Admitted Doctoring Warren Rpt.]
[More JFK murder trivia.]

Just like the “official” 9/11 Report, also written by an officially unattributed author. It too began the cover-up in earnest.

And, in years yet to be seen, the Engineered Global Economic Collapse occurring now will be dissected and explained for the masses.

But maybe the real message is the one a former “magic bullet” debunker eventually uncovered.

Philadelphia lawyer Vincent Salandria was one of the earliest and best critics of the Warren Commission. Immediately after its Report was issued, he wrote a highly detailed critique for The Legal Intelligencer analyzing how the trajectories and ballistics were all wrong.
 
In 1975, as Gaeton Fonzi was preparing for work as a government investigator on the staff of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, he visited Salandria, whom he found dejected about the fruits of a dozen years of research.

Fonzi quotes Salandria in his important book, The Last Investigation:

“I’m afraid we were misled. All the critics, myself included, were misled very early. I see that now.

“We spent too much time and effort microanalyzing the details of the assassination when all the time it was obvious, it was blatantly obvious that it was a conspiracy.

“Don’t you think the men who killed Kennedy had the means to do it in the most sophisticated and subtle way? They chose not to.

“Instead, they picked the shooting gallery that was Dealey Plaza and did it in the most barbarous and openly arrogant manner. The cover story was transparent and designed not to hold, to fall apart at the slightest scrutiny.

“The forces that killed Kennedy wanted the message clear:

“We are in control and no one– not the
President, nor Congress, nor any elected
official — no one  can do anything about it.”

“It was a message to the people that their government was powerless. And the people eventually got the message…

“The tyranny of power is here. Current events tell us that those who killed Kennedy can only perpetuate their power by promoting social upheaval both at home and abroad. And that will lead not to revolution but repression.

“I suggest to you that the interests of those who killed Kennedy now transcend national boundaries and national priorities.

“No doubt we are dealing now with an international conspiracy. We must face that fact – and not waste any more time microanalyzing the evidence. That’s exactly what they want us to do.

They have kept us busy for so long. And I will bet that is what will happen to you. They’ll keep you very, very busy and, eventually, they’ll wear you down.”

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Read more on the Shadow Powers Plan for 2011.

How to Take Over the World: 7 Steps

George Ure has an interesting take on The Shadow Powers and what a world-wide takeover effort might look like. Excerpt from his Peoplenomics report follows.

Suppose, just for a moment, that the PowersThatBe really wanted to gain absolute control over all aspects of the world.  In other words, suppose for a moment that 300+ families at the top of all the sociopolitical heaps out there decided that once and for all, they would instill their own power structure on the whole of the planet. 

How would you do it?

Step 1: You might begin by setting up the game board so that everyone at the ‘top’ of participating countries has something BIG to gain.  Globalization  has done a dandy job of that.  Why, just think of all the money former US presidents have made getting involved in various factories and land in places like South America, China, and so forth!  Staggering amounts of wealth and most of it untouchable/nontaxable. 

Step 2: Then you’d get the forces of the target country that could put up resistance to your plans out of the country.  A “terrorist” attack that could be ramped up into an eight-years long series of wars that bring almost all available US forces out of the domestic scene would work just fine, wouldn’t it?

Step 3: Need a few proxy issues?  Things which can whip the public up when necessary?  How about Global Warming?  Why bother reminding people that one of the reasons why urban temperatures are much hotter today than they were 20-years ago has everything to do with ‘heat islands’ and let your proxy (perhaps a former vice president) do the promotion for you?  Along with a new economic deal (carbon credits) which could be turned into land-grabs by the PTB on command and production of some ‘new important scientific finding.

Step 4: Then you crash the economy.  This not only effectively cuts off the supplies of the United States, which depends on everywhere else for trade, but it also allows financial control of people who do not conform to your plans.  Shut off their cards, then off their credit, throw them out of homes and you’ve got the makings for a full-scale revolution against the Constitution any way you want to mold it.

Step 5: Next, you make a concerted two-pronged attack on private gun ownership.  One attack would be on guns but the winning strategy would be to simply dry up ammo supplies.  You have, I assume seen the headlines that “Ammo flying of store shelves”?  Theories like “may be a fear of new taxes”, but it could be a little more insidious.

Step 6: I would argue that the PTB have already taken Washington.  They’ve done so through the mechanism of ‘special interest groups’ which band together and wield tremendous power and influence to the point that when regular citizens are calling CONgress at 300:1 against the bankster bailouts, the money is handed over anyway.

Step 7: Now, they seem to be setting up to take the States by force and that will be the real agenda of the ‘summer of hell’ from a PTB/upper management perspective, I fear.  Enough civil disorder and people will be anxious to rewrite the Constitution into a much less freedom-enhancing set of conditions.  Some more malleable to the corpgov agenda is obviously needed.  A summer of hell would provide the foundation.  And, should that not work, we’ll then see the absolute beggaring of the working class when all debts come due and the second phase of collapse – the one which will push the Dow under 1,000 – comes along in the late fall and into 2010. 

Window of Opportunity
No doubt about it, if I were advising the PowersThatBe on a strategic basis, I’d sure be telling them “You got a window of opportunity here until about mid 2010-2011 in which to crash the economy and install OneWorldism or whatever it will be branded…  Need lots of ‘crisis” and an economic crisis, mass unemployment, why the reg’lar folks will just eat up OneWorldism…”

All of which would sound like the ravings of a complete lunatic except for an ugly and undeniable footnote:  The facts all seem to fit.

You can read more, but you’ll have to pay $40/yr to subscribe to George’s Peoplenomics newsletter. It’s money well spent IMO.

Week of Feb 23, 2009

Layoff Parade
Look at the latest gov’t layoff stats charted with a 5th-order polynomial trend line and then tell me “10’s of millions unemployed across the planet” is crazy talk. Of Layoffs & Riots…

Summer from Hell: US Dollar Collapse 4cast
George Ure (of Urban Survival fame) is talking about “competitive collapse of currencies world-wide” beginning “no later than late May.”

I’ve also watched the LEAP/E2020 European think tank’s economic forecasts with great interest. Now they’re not only predicting the demise of the world’s reserve currency, the dollar, this summer but events equally ominous. Sometimes you gotta go outside the mainstream US media to get the straight scoop. Consider the Think Tank’s 2009 Predictions.

The “Great Currency War” Starts Momentarily
The people at DeepCaster are now forecasting it’s not only the US dollar that’s in dire straits; they now believe the Cartel’s End Game Has a “Nasty Twist”.

Wall Street Journal Openly Talks About the Amero
The mainstream establishment sounds likes it’s running the New World Order and Amero concepts up the flagpole to guage the public’s reaction. WSJ Talks Amero.

A New Gold Alert
He says gold will go above $1,000 for good this time.
Julian Phillips Issues Gold Alert.

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UPDATE: Feb 20, 2009.
4 months ago, on Oct. 23, 2008, I begged you to:
1) get gold at $733. It’s at $990 now. +35%
2)
get silver at $9.72. It’s at $14.51 now. +49%
3)
get out of the market at 8,519. It’s at 7,342 now. -14%
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Read about the only indicator I’ve found that has correctly predicted the timing and magnitude of the 1929 crash in Market Predictions for 2009-2010.

Taking Sinclair’s Advice to Heart
This morning’s market drop and Sinclair’s warning have prompted me into Checking Off My “To Do” List.

Time to Stockpile 3 Months Food, Medicine
Jim Sinclair sees dire circumstances immediately ahead. He suggests getting a second home outside major cities. He suspects we will soon see hyperinflation-induced supply problems affecting medicine and food. Pay attention to Sinclair’s Third (and Final?) Warning.

Silver-to-Gold Ratio Ready to Snap Back?
Adam Zeal graphs this ratio and weighs in on where it’s going in The Silver Catapult Is Loaded.

 Scott

Stats Say Yes, It’s a *Depression* 
Warnings & Advice from a Saint, Part 1 KEY INFO
– 2009: Worst Still Ahead 
Best Way 2 Control the Masses
– Uncle Sam’s Gold Grab   
Something of Historic Proportions Is Happening 
Deflation Xforming to Inflation Soon

Shadow Powers Plan for 2011 
Sober Prediction for Nov. 2009 
– Market Prediction for 2009-2010 KEY INFO
 
>> How to Rate Your Bank’s Safety <<
History of the Meltdown… (on-going)

Remember what’s in store for us: What’s Coming R Way

Think Tank’s 2009 Predictions

leap2020This is the latest update from the LEAP/E2020 think tank in Europe. I’ve monitored them for a year or so. Their predictive track record is solid. (My previous posts include: Global Systemic Crisis Alert and US Implosion By Summer 2009?.)

Back in February 2006, LEAP/E2020 estimated that the global systemic crisis would unfold in 4 main structural phases:
1) trigger, (2007 mortgage/derivative crisis (ed.))
2) acceleration, (March 2008 Bear Stearns collapse (ed.))
3) impact and (Sept/Oct 2008 market/financial collapse (ed.))
4) decanting phases <– we are here now (ed.) 
This process enabled us to properly anticipate events until now.

However our team has now come to the conclusion that, due to the global leaders’ incapacity to fully realise the scope of the ongoing crisis (made obvious by their determination to cure the consequences rather than the causes of this crisis), the global systemic crisis will enter a fifth phase in the fourth quarter of 2009, a phase of global geopolitical dislocation.

According to LEAP/E2020, this new stage of the crisis will be shaped by:

A. Two major processes:
1. Disappearance of the financial base (Dollar & Debt) all over the world
2. Fragmentation of the interests of the global system’s big players and blocks

B. Two parallel sequences:
1. Quick disintegration of the current international system altogether
2. Strategic dislocation of big global players.

We had hoped that the decanting phase would give the world’s leaders the opportunity to draw the proper conclusions from the collapse of the global system prevailing since WWII.

Alas, at this stage, it is no longer possible to be optimistic in this regard.

In the United States, as in Europe, China and Japan, leaders persist in reacting as if the global system has only fallen victim to some temporary breakdown. In fact, the global system is simply out of order; a new one needs to be built instead of striving to save what can no longer be saved.

The fifth phase of the crisis will ignite this required process of reconstruction, but in a harsh manner: by means of a complete dislocation of the present system, with particularly tragic consequences in the case of several big global players.

According to LEAP/E2020, there is only one very small launch window left to prevent this scenario from shaping up.

The April 2009 G20 Summit is probably the last chance to put on the right tracks the forces at play, i.e. before the sequence of UK and then US defaults begin. Failing which, they will lose their capacity to control events, including those in their own countries for many of them; and the world will enter this phase of geopolitical dislocation like a “drunken boat”.

At the end of this phase of geopolitical dislocation, the world will look more like Europe in 1913 rather than our world in 2007.

It is high time for the general population to get ready to face very hard times during which whole segments of our societies will be modified, temporarily disappear or even permanently vanish.

For instance, the breakdown of the global monetary system we anticipated for summer 2009 will indeed entail the collapse of the US dollar (and all USD-denominated assets), but it will also induce, out of psychological contagion, a general loss of confidence in paper money altogether.

Last but not least, our team now estimates that the most monolithic, the most “imperialistic” political entities will suffer the most from this fifth phase of the crisis.

Some countries will indeed experience a strategic dislocation undermining their territorial integrity and their influence worldwide (end of the US Empire (ed.)). As a consequence, other countries will suddenly lose their protected situations and be thrust into regional chaos (widespread protests, unrest, civil war (ed.)). [more]

Your editor asks you: Got gold? Got silver?
Do you know what steps to take? I’ve been busy Checking Off My “To Do” List