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Isis an hour away from Baghdad – with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack

Gee, looks like the *billions* US taxpayers spent training the Iraqi army was all for naught. The US solution? Spend additional billions to train Syrian ‘rebels.’

30 Sept 2014 US air strikes are failing to drive back Isis [I-CIA-SIS] in Iraq where its forces are still within an hour’s drive of Baghdad…An example of the continued inability of the Iraqi army to remedy the failings, which led to its loss of Mosul and Tikrit, came on 21 September when Isis overran a base at Saqlawiya, near Fallujah, west of Baghdad after besieging it for a week. A bomber driving a captured American Humvee packed with explosives was able to penetrate the base before blowing himself up. This was followed up by an Isis assault team dressed in Iraqi army uniforms.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales has accused America of creating wars for profit.

Morales has called Obama a War Criminal who should be tried in the International Court of Law.

He has called for a restructuring of the IMF and World Bank.

Restructure IMF & World Bank 

During his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said that the USA’s ideology and culture impoverish people.

Morales said we need to change “this predatory capitalism that keeps transforming human life and our Mother Earth into merchandise.

“We must fight … the omnipresent power of banks and usurers that profit from consumerism and hunger.”

Currently US forces are deployed around the globe fighting Secret Wars in almost 134 countries.

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Dean Henderson, American columnist and environmental activist, firmly believes that the ISIL will destabilize Iraq, ending in a new country of Kurdistan where Exxon Mobil (an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas) awaits the privatization of oil there in the large Kirkuk oilfield.
“Erbil is home to many US contractors and advisors. If Kirkuk oil is privatized, the Erbil crowd will jump into the infrastructure/oil/rebuilding game in a hurry, so Erbil must be protected in Obama’s worldview,” Henderson said in exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.

Dean Henderson was raised on a cattle ranch near the US city of Faulkton. He earned a BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) from the University of South Dakota and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He founded/published/edited one of America’s first political “zines”, The Missoula Paper, in 1990 in Missoula where he was also a regular columnist for the Montana Kaimin. Henderson has traveled to some 50 countries and has written articles for the Global Research, In These Times, Paranoia, Veterans Today, Rense.com and Press TV.

He has authored five books. His first book, “Big Oil and Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families and Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics and Terror Network” has become a global cult classic among conspiracy researchers.

His second book, “The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries” chronicles insights gained from a lifetime of overseas travel.

His third book, “Das Kartell der Federal Reserve: Acht Familien beherrschen die Welt”, is published is German language by Kopp Verlag.

His fourth book, “Stickin’ it to the Matrix”, is a practical guide to dropping out of the evil Illuminati system and kicking it in the nuts!

His most recent book “The Federal Reserve Cartel”, reveals the owners of the world’s private central banks and offers a solution to end their global hegemony over the planet and its people.

Henderson took part in an interview with FNA and responded to some questions regarding the main reasons behind US military intervention in Iraq.

What follows is the full text of the interview:

Q: Mr. Henderson, you have mentioned in one of your latest interviews that “the creation of the ISIL was by design, because the United States and its regional allies wanted to lop off Kurdistan as a separate country, using ISIL to destabilize the area”. You also said that “the US used ISIL to separate oil-rich Kirkuk and Basra from Iraq.” Would you please elaborate on these?

A: Malaki took a nationalist turn in his western handlers, so they got rid of him by forcing new elections under the pretext of a false Sunni/Shiite split. ISIS will destabilize the country, ending in a new country of Kurdistan where Exxon Mobil awaits the privatization of oil there in the large Kirkuk oilfield. We may later see a similar move in Basra where BP (British Petroleum) has interests.

Q: The US turned a deaf ear and blind eye to the massacre of the Iraqi people in the country’s different provinces and cities by the ISIL terrorists and later as the Takfiri group advanced on Erbil, US President Barack Obama all of a sudden decided to authorize military strikes on the ISIL positions in Iraq.

What’s behind this unexpected change of approach? Is this related to the geopolitical position of Erbil?

A: Erbil is home to many US contractors and “advisors”.  If Kirkuk oil is privatized, the Erbil crowd will jump into the infrastructure/oil/rebuilding game in a hurry, so Erbil must be protected in Obama’s worldview.

Q: Many experts maintain that the US military presence in the Middle East is aimed at pillaging the oil of the region. What’s your take on that?

A: Yes, it is true. The Crown nations are also involved (UK, Australia, and Canada) as it is the Anglo/American alliance ruled by the City of London which owns what I call the Four Horsemen of oil (BP, Exxon Mobil, and Chevron Texco & Royal Dutch/Shell). Israel & the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council nations serve these interests as straw men in the region.

Interview by Javad Arab Shirazi

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930630001360

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Let’s begin with 1910-1913. The Rothschilds had several prominent business partners in America. Amongst them were John D Rockefeller, J P Morgan, the Warburg brothers and Jacob Schiff.  There was  a gathering of their agents on a private railcar across the river from Manhattan on November 22, 1910. They went from there to Jekyll Island Georgia to draft the legislation that would become the Federal Reserve Act. Also in 1913 the IRS was created. The Federal Reserve Act gave Bankers the right to charge us interest on money they created out of nothing. The IRS was needed to pay the interest on the money that was created out of thin air.

1917. The Jewish Bankers of London and New York had decided to sell America’s entry into WW I in exchange for the Balfour Declaration written in the form of a letter to Lord Rothschild. Wealthy Jewish families financed the Soviet revolution.

1920-1933. Prohibition made Jewish mobsters like the Purple Gang, the Bronfmans and other fantastically wealthy. When alcohol prohibition was over, drug prohibition began with the banning of certain drugs and marijuana.

1929-1939. The Great Depression. Millions of Americans starved to death. A Leftist radio priest had millions of followers. But no reform was  allowed for the monetary system. The Federal Reserve made rich people richer and poor people poorer. Rich people do not die in famines.

1939-1945. The US was maneuvered into World War II. This took some doing. Lord Halifax, the British Foreign Secretary, had told the Germans that His Majesty’s Jewish government wanted them to gather the Germans together and to protect Christian Europe from the Soviets who had killed tens of millions of Gentiles and had threatened to kill more in Europe. The Rothschild owned Bank of  England had loaned Hitler £350 million to buy guns and to reorganize Farben.  The Polish Jewish Communists began a campaign to kill German civilians. And the Polish government was encouraged to use their military forces to fire at an unarmed German planes carrying mail to Danzig. That did force Hitler to invade. Then the Rothschild owned governments of Britain and France declared war.

The Soviets had devoted 40% of their GDP to arms causing widespread hunger. When the war started, Stalin had ten times as many tanks, ten times as many planes and ten times as many artillery pieces as did the Germans.  Hitler attacked Stalin because his intelligence services had been warned of an invasion. Initially, the Germans had some success against the Soviets because the latter’s Army was in an attack position and not in a defensive mode. Neutral Swedish observers reported that 60% of the Soviet losses were due to Russians killing each other. Not everyone approved of the massive slaughter of Gentiles in the Soviet Union. But FDR did manage to reluctantly bring the Japanese Emperor into the war. The Emperor had been trying to negotiate a settlement with FDR since 1936. He had even offered to pull out of China and to become an ally of the US against the Soviet Union. He did not understand that the whole purpose of the war was to expand Jewish Communism into Europe and Asia. FDR at Yalta agreed to give north Korea to Stalin.

The post war period saw the rise of the Cold War which first required the elimination of the real anti-Communists like General Patton. The Cold War was very expensive. And then there was the rise of Israel as a state. More about the costs of the Israeli state later.

more @ http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/israels-cost-to-america-and-what-happens-when-we-are-of-no-use-to-israel/

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Robert Latham Owen was a part-Cherokee Democratic Senator from Oklahoma between 1907 and 1925 who (ironically) championed efforts to strengthen public control of government.

He is, however, best-known as a co-sponsor of a bill that would change the world forever – The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (which enabled the Federal Reserve System).

Writing later in his life, he reflected (as so many political leaders do once they leave office) on the real reason for the Federal Reserve Act…

From Robert Latham Owen’s “National economy and the banking system of the United States”

 

 

…Funding War!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-29/senate-sponsor-exposes-real-reason-fed

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banklordsBank CEOs are the New Drug Lords. Here is a list of some of the banks managed by Bank CEOs, aka the new Drug Lords, that were fined billions of dollars for fixing LIBOR rates and stealing money from clients: Lloyds Bank, RP Martin, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Société Générale, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Barclays, United Bank of Switzerland and Rabobank. Here is a list of some of the banks in which the Bank Lords fixed FX rates and are currently negotiating fine amounts with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): Citigroup, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, JP Morgan and United Bank of Switzerland. HSBC had to pay nearly $2B in fines after its Bank CEO was allegedly caught overseeing the laundering of $7B in drug money for the notoriously violent and ruthless Sinaloa drug cartel and committing a wide array of other crimes like laundering $290MM from Russian mobsters that told HSBC bankers that their vast profits came from a “used car business”. I say “allegedly caught”, because every time this happens, the bank CEO, in this case, HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver, inevitably denies ever knowing that the cartel he was overseeing was laundering dirty blood money. The Bank Lords issue these ridiculous denials despite the fact that every independent investigator not on a Bank’s payroll that investigates banks’ money laundering schemes arrive at the same conclusion as Jose Luis Marmolejo, the former head of the Mexican attorney general’s financial crimes unit: “[The money laundering] went on too long and [the bank CEOS] made too much money not to have known.” And what about HSBC’s $2B assessed fine for laundering this blood money? In response to meaningless fines like this that never change banker behavior, Martin Woods, former senior anti-money laundering officer at Wachovia bank, implored, “What does the settlement do to fight the cartels? Nothing – it doesn’t make the job of law enforcement easier and it encourages the cartels and anyone who wants to make money by laundering their blood dollars. Where’s the risk? There is none. That is why HSBC is not the only cartel that houses bankers who have been caught laundering blood money in recent years. Wachovia Bank, Citigroup, Banco Santander, and Bank of America bankers have all been caught leading their banks in participation of this dirty deed as well. According to Paul Campo, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s financial crimes unit, drug traffickers used Bank of America to finance their drug smuggling operations for 10 tons of cocaine and laundered drug money through Bank of America accounts in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, and Brownsville, TX from 2002 to 2009.

 

So how do Bank Lords get away with their dirty deeds scot-free? This month, explosive evidence contained in 47.5 hours of secret recordings from Goldman Sachs whistleblower and former New York Federal Reserve employee Carmen Segarra provides the answers we already knew. Bank Lords have been buying off judges and regulators after already buying off cops (JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon “Gifts” Largest Donation Ever to NYPD of $4.6MM). When Fed regulators asked Segarra to alter minutes of meetings in which Goldman Sachs bankers’ immoral behavior was discussed in order to cover up the truth and to lie about the content of these meetings, Segarra decided to secretly record her meetings with her bosses. Below are some of the revelations contained in the transcripts of those secret recordings:

 

In one meeting Segarra attended, a Goldman employee expressed the view that “once clients are wealthy enough, certain consumer laws don’t apply to them.”

After that meeting, Segarra turned to a fellow Fed regulator and expressed how surprised she was by that statement — to which the regulator replied, “You didn’t hear that.”

When Segarra discovered multiple conflicts of interest in Goldman Sachs deals between Goldman Sachs bankers and their clients that led to deals being struck that would be the equivalent of insider trading in the stock market and consequently discovered Goldman Sachs had no “conflict of interest” policy, her boss harassed her and demanded of Segarra, “Why do you have to say there’s no policy?”

When Segarra complained to her legal and compliance manager, Jonathon Kim, of how her discoveries were being handled and told Kim that “even when I explain to [my superiors at the New York Federal Reserve] what my evidence is, they won’t even listen”, Kim reacted in an equally morally bankrupt manner as Segarra’s superiors, advising Segarra “to be patient” and to “bite her tongue.”

 

So now that we know that Bank Lords buy out morally-challenged regulators, cops and judges in return for carte-blanche to continue committing crimes, rig markets to collect undeserved and unearned kickbacks, and launder drug cartel money from violent cartels that murder 10,000 people a year (the Sinaloa drug cartel), is there really even a line in the sand that separates Bank Lords and Drug Lords, or have Bank Lords become the new Drug Lords?

 

bank lords are the new drug lords

Let’s take a closer look into the increasingly similar worlds of drug cartel and bank cartels. The last market bubble will not be Chinese or Thai real estate bubble, the US stock market, the US student loan bubble or the Social Media bubble. If we take a look at the political cartoon to the left, drawn more than a century ago in 1907, we find that Bank CEOs have been engaging in the same nefarious deeds ever since they were able to put the global banking system on the fractional reserve banking platform. Banker immorality, having multiplied and grown for over a century, will be the last bubble to pop. To illustrate what I am talking about, let me pose this singular question: “Is it possible to prove that a notoriously violent Drug Lord provided more positive value to society during his reign of terror than criminal Bank Lords like Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein & Stuart Gulliver are providing during theirs?” If we can make a strong case for a Drug Lord providing more social value and benefits than the largest Bank CEOs in the world, all else being equal, then this is the point when we know our future is dire, especially if we refuse to collectively revolt right now against the very banking system that enslaves us.

At first you may think that my aforementioned question is a ludicrous question. After all, how can the positive social benefits provided by a violent, murderous Drug Lord possibly exceed the social benefits, as non-existent as they may be, provided by the heads of the largest bank crime syndicates? Before we dismiss this question, let’s seriously explore it and see what conclusions we may draw from this exercise.

 

Every large drug cartel in the world, whether it was Pablo Escobar’s infamous Colombian Medellín cartel in the 1980s or El Chapo Guzman’s notorious Mexican Sinaloa cartel of today, has required the logistical support of a sophisticated banking division not just to survive, but to truly thrive. In fact, without the support of a large global Bank CEO, the largest drug cartels in the world would quickly crash and burn and the Drug Lords would disappear. As we explain in the next section, it is simple to conclude that without the consent and help of global Bank CEOs, the world’s largest drug cartels would not be viable. In the 1980s through the early 1990s, Pablo Escobar chose the Italian Banco Ambrosiano and allegedly the Vatican Bank as well to launder billions of his dirty money, while in more contemporary times, El Chapo Guzman handpicked HSBC Bank USA as his preferred bank to launder his billions.

 

Murder and Crime: Drug Cartels v. Global Banks

During his reign of terror, Pablo Escobar ordered the murder of an estimated 4,000 people, including hundreds of police officers, judges, lawyers, journalists and anyone that dared to oppose his violent drug cartel. Escobar even allegedly tortured his own associates that proved to be disloyal to him. However, of the thousands of murders committed by Pablo’s cartel, it was likely that he did not commit the murders himself. Drug Lords are notoriously careful about committing homicidal acts that would provide the evidence prosecuting attorneys need to put them behind bars for a very long time. It is more than likely that a man like Pablo Escobar paid others to carry out his murders for him. However, Banco Ambrosiano and Vatican Bank executives, if they did indeed knowingly launder Pablo’s billions as has been alleged, share a significant measure of complicity in Pablo’s murders. Without having a bank to launder his money, there would have been no reason for Escobar to continue operating his cocaine cartel and murdering the people that opposed him. Likewise, one can successfully argue that HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver and top HSBC bankers enabled many more murders than even Escobar. The Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, whose money HSBC laundered, murdered an estimated 80,000 people during a four-year period, far more murders than Escobar’s empire ever carried out. Even though Banco Ambrosiano and HSBC Bank CEOs were not directly giving the orders to murder people, you must connect the dots between the Bank CEOs that launder drug cartel money and the crimes committed by these drug cartels because the dots can NOT be separated. Both actions are inextricably linked to one another, and without the services of money laundering willingly provided by the bank CEOs, the 80,000 murders committed by the Sinaloa drug cartel criminals would not occur.

 

Former anti-money laundering officer Martin Woods wholly supports the above argument: “Is it in the interest of the American people to encourage both the drug cartels and the banks in this way? Is it in the interest of the Mexican people? It’s simple: if you don’t see the correlation between the money laundering by banks and the 30,000 people killed in Mexico (actually, the Sinaloa drug cartel is thought to have murdered 80,000 as we’ve stated above), you’re missing the point.” After presenting evidence to Wachovia bank executives of their employees willingly laundering drug traffickers’ blood money, to which Wachovia bank executives responded by telling him to shut up and by trying to get him fired, Woods understandbly quit his position with Wachovia in disgust, stating, “It’s the banks laundering money for the cartels that finances the tragedy.”

Here is a list of complaints Woods filed with the UK House of Commons, including accusations that the very regulatory agency that was supposed to aid his investigations to uncover truth, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), worked more against him than with him to clean up the crimes of the banking industry.

 

The only redeeming excuse that HSBC, Citigroup, Wachovia, and other Bank CEOs may have (that have collectively laundered billions upon billions of drug cartel blood monry) is a proven ignorance of these activities occurring within their banking operations. However, as I previously stated, this excuse as a legitimate one is extremely unlikely. An abundance of journalists and law enforcement agencies that have studied internal bank documents to understand the complexity of drug laundering operations of big global banks always reach the same conclusion. US Customs Agent Robert Mazur and Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández, after years of meticulous research, both concluded that bankers at the highest levels of the drug-laundering bank – the CEOs, COOs, and CFOs – all know about these operations beyond any reasonable doubt and that ignorance of these immoral and illegal activities is nearly impossible. When I was as a Private Banker for a large global banking firm many years ago, the top policy that was always stressed for all accounts, but in particular, any account that involved a steady stream of large and frequent cash deposits, was KYC, or Know Your Client. It was absolutely incumbent upon the banker to visit the operations, and “kick the tires” per se, of any account that generated large cash deposits to confirm the legitimacy of the cash flow. If the source of these large cash deposits could not be determined, then all such accounts were to be immediately terminated. Thus when men like HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver professes complete ignorance of laundering billions of cash for drug cartels, I have to concur with Mazur and Hernández’s assessment, as the top experts in money laundering schemes, that it would have been nearly impossible for Gulliver not to know.

In conclusion, I would place Escobar in the category of “violence inflicted upon society”, just slightly above global Bank CEOs because the drug lords are the ones giving the direct orders to murder tens of thousands while Bank CEOs are only enabling these murders through their drug laundering operations. However, banks must receive a black mark for willingly participating in extremely profitable, criminal drug laundering operations that leave a trail of tears and misery, as people like Martin Woods, Robert Mazur and Anabel Hernánde have all made it crystal clear through their work that it is near impossible for a Bank CEO not to willingly approve these types of extremely profitable operations that create tens of thousands of homicides. Furthermore, the comparison between Bank Lords and Drug Lords is made even more apropos when we examine some of the “turf wars” Bank Lords engage in when committing their crimes. Drugs never leave a drug-infested neighborhood when a corner dealer or even a regional distributor is murdered. Rather, a competing Drug Lord will fill the void left by a competitor’s demise and opportunistically expand his criminal empire by providing product distribution in regions where a void may develop. Likewise, when Deutsche Bank was recently forced to vacate one of the 12 seats in the gold & silver rigging game in London, Citigroup swooped in and took control over Deutsche Bank’s vacated turf.

 

Quality of Life/Social Contributions: Drug Cartels v. Global Banks

Cocaine cartel Drug Lord Pablo Escobar, at the height of his cartel, was believed to have supplied an astounding 75% of the entire world’s cocaine, as strong a monopoly on cocaine as is the US military-protected Afghan poppy fields that recently supplied between 95% to 98% of all heroin distribution today. Pablo’s cocaine empire was so far reaching that Roberto Escobar, one of Pablo’s closest brothers, estimated Pablo’s annual profits to be in the range of $20 billion a year. According to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in 1982, cocaine usage peaked in the United States at about 10.5 million users. Historically, the US has accounted for roughly 40% of all global cocaine users. Using these figures, we can roughly estimate total global recreational cocaine use at 26.25 million users at the height of cocaine’s popularity in the early 1980s. Now let’s factor in the worst possible case scenario for every single one of these 26.25 million cocaine users. Let’s assume, in the worst possible case scenario, that not a single one of them was a functional recreational cocaine user and that every single one of these global cocaine users caused stress and trouble for at least 10 other family members and friends, so that 26.25 million X 10, or 262 million people were adversely affected in some social manner by cocaine users. Since Escobar supplied 75% of all cocaine users at the peak of his operations, in a worst possible case scenario with ludicrous worst possible case assumptions, one would conclude that Escobar had a negative social impact on 75% of 262 million, or 196 million people, in this world. Now you may think to yourself, “Wow, that is a lot of people for one cartel to negatively affect” and you would be correct.

 

But yet, if we compare the negative social value of Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel versus that of the criminal Central Bank cartel, it simply pales in both magnitude and lasting effect. In 1982, during the peak years of Escobar’s operations, the global population was about 4.6 billion people. The decisions that the Central Banking cartel made back then negatively affected not 196 million people as did Pablo’s empire under a worst-case scenario, but exceeded this worst-case scenario by 4,404,000,000 people. Why does the negative reach of the Central Banking cartel extend so much further than that of a drug cartel? To begin, the Central Banking cartel’s fractional reserve banking policies drain the purchasing power from the savings of every single person on on the planet – fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, and grandfathers. Ever since their existence, Central Bankers have created massive amounts of new money through a process called fractional reserve banking that has created annual inflation rates that far exceed any annual cost of living adjustments (COLA) that any nation’s citizens receive from their employers. Thus every year, the Central Banking cartel robs the wealth of every single man, woman and child on earth and deliberately makes every single human being’s life on this planet less enjoyable and more difficult. To compare apples to apples, we simply use the 4.6 billion global population figure that existed at the height of Escobar’s drug empire to estimate the negative-reach of the Central Banking cartel. Fractional reserve banking policies employed by every global commercial banker on earth makes it impossible for large percentages of people that dwell in poverty to ever move out of poverty, and these policies adopted systemically by Bank CEOs in the global banking system cause millions of people worldwide to lose homes, jobs, and emotional stability.

 

Most people don’t understand the above facts about fractional reserve banking policies because governments release bogus “official” inflation statistics through the banker-owned press and media. For example, in the US, the official government rate of inflation in September 2013 was 1.5% and was reported by the US government to be 1.6% for the entire 2013 fiscal year. However, the inflation rate in the US is only so low because, as ludicrous as this sounds, bankers literally have stripped out the largest components of inflation from the equation they use to calculate inflation. A comparable lie would be if you stripped out all components of heat from a heat index and reported that it was -30 Celsius at noon in the Saharan dessert during the hottest month of the year. If you take an honest equation for inflation, as others like John Williams of shadowstats.com have done, then we know inflation rates were more than 9%, or more than 6 times higher than the “official” US government inflation rate of 1.5%. In 2002, none other than the Chairman of the US Central Bank, Alan Greenspan, stated, “The price level in 1929 was not much different, on net, from what it had been in 1800. But in the two decades following the abandonment of the gold standard in 1933, the consumer price index in the United States nearly doubled. And in the four decades after that, prices quintupled. Monetary policy, unleashed from the constraint of domestic gold convertibility, had allowed a persistent over issuance of money.” In essence, Greenspan stated that in just 60 years, prices had increased by 10 times due to fraud committed by Central Bankers and their deliberate “persistent over issuance of money” - fraud that negatively affected every human being on Planet Earth.

 

If you were a 20-year-old young adult that had just graduated college with a starting $30,000 a year salary in 1933, by 1993, just 60 years later, you would have to be earning an annual salary of $300,000 just for your salary to have the SAME purchasing power as your 1933 salary. In other words, you would have had no better a quality of life in terms of purchasing power, earning $300,000 a year in 1993 than you would have had earning just $30,000 a year in 1933 due to the Central Bank cartel’s destruction of currencies. Furthermore, since Alan Greenspan was using the bogus US government “official” rates of inflation to make his calculations, the above example I’ve provided actually UNDER-ESTIMATES the reality of the negative social impact of the Central Banking cartel as $300,000 1993 dollars would actually have LESS purchasing power than $30,000 1933 dollars. Of course, other tangibles such as better technology in 1993 versus 1933 would grant one a better overall quality of life, but technological advances that create improvements in quality of life are certainly not attributable to bankers.

 

If you’re old enough to remember growing up in a time where your father was the sole breadwinner of your household, your mother stayed at home and raised you, you had 2, 3, or even 4 other siblings, and no one was ever without food or clothes and you were considered middle class, that “middle class” life today has all but vanished and has become extinct thanks to the global scam of fractional reserve banking. And we can all thank the criminal Central Bank cartel, as well as their shills and misinformation agents such as Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Bill Gates, Jamie Dimon, etc. for this new, much more miserable reality. It amazes me that even when ex-bankers like Greenspan make admissions of their criminal negative impact upon society, that those working within the banking industry still refuse to process the inherently immoral nature of the crime syndicate for whom they work, such is the utter success of bankers’ centuries-old propaganda campaigns.

 

Economic/GDP Contributions, Drug Cartels v. Global Banks

Let’s assume that the creation of debt has a net negative overall affect on society (as debt creation drains the wealth of individuals) while the creation of GDP has a net positive affect on society. In the past 15 years, G7 Central Bankers created $7 of debt for every $1 of GDP that they contributed to society, resulting in a net negative [-$6] contribution. In the late 1980s through the early 1990s, drug lord Pablo Escobar “came to control 75 percent of the global [cocaine] market, with [drug] revenues from trafficking equivalent to [a positive] +5 percent share of the country’s GDP.” (Source: Garcio -Bario, Constance. “U.S. War on Drugs in Colombia is Ravaging Farmers and Land”, 2 March 2004. Common Dreams Newscenter). In fact, Pablo Escobar always declared, at every opportunity afforded him, his belief that he was helping Colombia’s economy more than he was hurting it: “The entire economy benefits from drug money; those who traffic and those who do not. If a drug trafficker builds a house, the peasant who cuts the wood for it benefits from that.” Unfortunately, it is exactly this flawed belief of Escobar’s that valued money over all other factors, including morality, that the vast majority of today’s global Bank CEOs have embraced. Though there is no honor in the above statement, whether you agree with it or not, in regards to economic contributions to society, it is obvious that Escobar’s drug cartel produced far more value in terms of GDP for society than bank cartels.

 

Goodwill, Drug Cartels V. Global Banks

Pablo Escobar, during the height of his drug cartel’s success, was credited with being directly responsible for pulling thousands of his countrymen out of poverty and providing them with jobs. With his billions of drug cartel money, Escobar built schools, hospitals, fútbol fields, and churches and even sponsored many little-league community fútbol teams. Escobar even built housing developments with his blood money and gave thousands of units to poor people rent-free. Of course, these actions were not all altruistic by any means as Pablo’s dealers also were known for widely distributing cocaine in the same housing developments that Escobar built for the poor. Thus, by giving away these apartments, Escobar was ensuring himself of a steady supply of customers. Despite these obvious contradictions, for all the goodwill that Pablo generated in Colombia, he was revered by thousands in his country as a saint during the height of his empire and still is today. However, to many others, he was and still is a monster.

 

While I am sure that Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, Brian Moynihan, Stuart Gulliver, Michael Corbat, Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, Peter Zöllner, Christine Lagarde, Mario Draghi, and Mark Carney have all made sizeable donations in their communities at some point and to civic-minded organizations like hospitals and schools and the arts, their more prominent donations seem to be to the police state that can ensure that their rule of corruption will continue. JP MorganChase CEO Jamie Dimon’s well–publicized 2011 $4.6 million payoff to the New York Police Department coincided with a violent police crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protests of Wall Street’s biggest and most corrupt banks, including JP Morgan. Never in a thousand years would hundreds of thousands of the poorest people in any community anywhere in the world call Bernanke, Saint Ben, Blankfein, Saint Lloyd, Moynihan ,Saint Brian, or Dimon, Saint Jamie. Exploring this topic exposes the ludicrous nature of the inseparable relationship between Drug Lords and Bank Lords. If Bank CEOs did not launder Pablo’s money, Pablo would not have been able to build his schools, churches, medical facilities, homes and community recreational centers. Thus, are Bank CEOs contributing to society because they enable Drug Lords to provide thousands of jobs in their communities?

 

Global Wars: Drug Cartels v. Global Banks

In the category of war and war crimes, who inflicts more harm upon humanity – Drug Lords or Bank CEOs? Though we know that Drug Cartels are drains on the financial resources and budgets of many governments worldwide due to the “War on Drugs” that governments wage upon them, these wars are limited in scope and finances, and are just a drop of water in the ocean when compared to the wars that are financed by Central Banks. Furthermore, the “War on Drugs” is a false war whose true purpose is not to eradicate drugs from neighborhoods but to enrich various parties involved in executing the War on Drugs, namely the military industrial complex, government officials and bankers. Criminal bank cartels are the first enablers of every major war in world history, and other than defense contractors, the largest war profiteers of any global industry. In some instances, the Central Bankers are even alleged to have instigated and encouraged wars to fulfill their own political agendas.

 

In Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966), Dr. Carroll Quigley, a Professor of History at Georgetown University, and US President Bill Clinton’s mentor, wrote:

 

“[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the Central Banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.”

Dr. Quigley stated that the key to the Banking Cartel’s success was to control and manipulate the currency supply of a nation while lying to and informing the public that their government was in control of the currency supply. Thus it is no coincidence that five countries the US has invaded in the last decade – Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Sudan – all are not member states of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Central Bank of Central Banks – while a sixth the US attempted to invade before being rebuffed by Russia’s Putin, Syria, is also NOT a member state of the BIS.

 

Although many American children have falsely been taught in schools that the Revolutionary War started with a protest against prohibitive taxes on tea and stamps known as the Boston Tea Party, Benjamin Franklin correctly explained that it was the inability of the Colonists to get the power to issue their own money, permanently out of the hands of King George III and the international bankers, that was the prime reason for the Revolutionary War. However Ben Franklin was incorrect about his perceived success of the American Revolutionary War, because the Rothschild banking families still maintained control over America’s currency supply after the so-called “revolutionary” war ended.

 

French leader Napoleon Bonaparte stated: “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” In response to Napoleon’s rich understanding of the nefarious objectives of powerful banking families, the Rothschild banking cartel funded the Franco-Prussian war to allegedly put an end to Napoleon’s rule of France.

 

During the Civil War, US President Abraham Lincoln stated: “The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, and more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces as public enemies all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.” President Lincoln was murdered on April 14, 1865, less than two months before the Civil War ended.

 

35th US President John F. Kennedy was intent on shutting down the US Federal Reserve and the IRS due to the same realizations of his predecessors that the Central Banking cartel was nothing more than a crime syndicate posing as a legitimate entity and signed Executive Order 1110 on June 4, 1963 that stopped the creation of US Federal Reserve Notes, removed the power of the Rockefellers, JP Morgan, Rothschilds, Warburgs, et al from creating currency in the United States, and returned the power of coining currency to the US Treasury, with the intent of forever retiring criminal fractional reserve currency from use inside the United States. Just five months later, JFK was murdered and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, immediately cancelled Executive Order 1110 and reinstated criminal fractional reserve banking in the United States.

 

To this day, the private banking families that own the US Federal Reserve are the principal financiers of all modern wars, including wars in Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. , providing the war appropriation funding to governments for which governments must pay these bankers interest. When estimates of the US-Iraq War alone have been in the $2 trillion range, it is self-evident that bankers are making out like bandits from funding such wars. Furthermore, as Central Bankers create massive amounts of money (debt) out of thin air to fund major wars, it is self-evident that the creation of 2 trillion new dollars just to fund the Iraqi War has a hugely negative impact upon world citizens as it destroys the purchasing power of all existing dollars in circulation. In other words, every major war leaves the citizens of the nations involved in that war, as well as all global holders of the two currencies used in the warring nations, poorer and in a worse economic state. Though it is beyond the scope of this article, if you research current global geopolitical tensions between Russia, China and the US by following the trail of money, you will discover that this too has originated from disputes over the desire of Federal Reserve bankers to maintain US dollar hegemony and to prevent the petro-Yuan from replacing the petro-dollar in international trade.

 

Furthermore though we have informed you earlier in this article that Pablo Escobar was believed to have been responsible for over 4,000 murders whereas El Chapo Guzman was believed to have been responsible for over 80,000 murders, these despicable inhumane statistics still pale in comparison to the more than 4,486 US soldiers killed, more than 1 million Iraqis killed, 3.5 to 5 million refugees, and 15 million Iraqis living in poverty, created from the singular US-Iraq War (Source: http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/). Since Drug Wars to bring down Pablo Escobar don’t come anywhere close to creating the massive level of debt from just one war that Central Banks fund, nor do they come close to the numbers of murders that intense political wars cause, it is apparent that not even Drug Lords can compete with Bank Lords when it comes to spreading misery through the vehicle of global war.

 

Just a hundred years ago, it was common knowledge among the people that any war in which their leaders entangled them was going to cheapen the currency held in their savings, and consequently, the majority of people always fiercely contested every war and insisted on diplomacy over war whenever possible. Today, it is a sad state of affairs when bankers, through the vehicle of nationalism, have been able to convince people to cheer for their own economic demise, as state announcements of war against other nations are often met with zombie-conditioned, nationalistic chants of “[insert country name here]” versus the thoughtful intelligent protests over currency devaluations that used to meet every single build-up to war just a couple of generations ago.

 

In conclusion, we have summed up the societal value of a drug cartel like Pablo Escobar’s cocaine empire versus the societal value of Global Banking/ Central Banking Crime Syndicates in the below chart.

 

do global bank CEOs do more harm to society than drug lords?

 

In every category above, the Drug Lord causes less damage to humanity than Bank Lords. When the negative social value of a violent murderous Drug Lord can be successfully argued to be far less than the negative social value created by a sociopathic Bank Lord, we have truly reached the crossroads to determine our future. Either we all stand united and take action starting today to topple the current immoral and misanthropic global banking system, or we resign ourselves, our children and our grandchildren to another century of slavery and tyranny. The collective choice is ours to make.

If you really care about the future of this world and the future of your children and grandchildren, I implore you to please send this article to every single person you know that works for a large global bank to enlighten them about the atrocious, horrific crimes that are being committed by their leaders. Robert Mazur, an anti-money laundering expert that works closely with US law enforcement agencies is on record as stating that the only thing that will make the [bank CEOs] properly vigilant to what is happening is when they hear the rattle of handcuffs in the boardroom.” As there could not have possibly been a stronger, air-tight case made in the favor of pre-meditation and prior knowledge of money laundering against HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver and other top executive HSBC bankers, and even this “can’t fail” case failed to jail any HSBC banker, it is obvious that the only way to stop the crimes of the new Bank Lords is through grass-roots activism.

 

As I have repeatedly stated in this article, when the Bank CEOs know that there is zero risk of going to jail, even after they are caught, or of suffering any negative repercussions from continuing to bathe in blood money, they will never cease engaging in the types of crimes that drags the world further into darkness. And even if Nanex’s Eric Scott Hunsader did say tongue-in-cheek that he would “put everything he had in Goldman Sachs because these guys can do whatever they want” after listening to the secret tapes whistleblower Carmen Segarra made of her conversations with her bosses and between her colleagues and Goldman Sachs executives, there are surely a lot of people that will act on such knowledge to help these Bank CEOs become even more powerful and wealthy (i.e. buying their stock instead of divesting, closing deals with them, etc.). In fact, today’s Bank Lords enjoy a level of special immunity from prosecution against their crimes that no Drug Lord in history ever was able to secure, and this makes the Bank Lords even more powerful than the Drug Lords they are replacing in the global crime syndicate. And this is why only we can really force significant change and stop the transformation of the big bank CEOs into the next Pablo Escobars and El Chapo Guzmans. Please participate in raising awareness about this extremely important issue and help us to light up the darkness by sending this article to every friend or acquaintance you know that works for a large global bank and ask them to follow their consciousness and morality.

 original link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-29/bank-ceos-are-new-drug-lords

 

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More even than the arrival of the local polka band dressed in medieval peasant garb, it was the emergence of the scythes—blades attached to eight-foot wooden poles in the Slovenian village of Trimlini, that told me I was in the middle of a tradition longstanding enough to predate recorded history: a Balkan hemp harvest celebration.

Though the official modern hemp industry is only 10 years old in Slovenia, everyone in this village seemed to know his or her part in this ritual. Many knew how to efficiently harvest the plant anthropologists call a “camp follower”—seeds we humans carried around with us when we were still nomadic. In fairness, our American hemp prohibition is only just now ending after 77 years.

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/meet-small-country-betting-big-future-hemp

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When Americas social security and health care and entitlement systems were first conceived, the country has much different age distribution. There were roughly 7 active workers per retiree, and the ability to transfer some of that employee wealth to support older citizens was supportable.

But with the arrival on the scene of the Baby Boom as well as advances in longetivity, the math changed dramatically. By 2005, there were only 5 workers per retiree. And by 2030, just 15 short years away, there will be less than 3.

Our national demographic architecture no longer can afford the entitlement system we have. And that’s even assuming entitlements were currently sufficiently funded. But as the last chapter showed, the existing programs are underfunded to the tune of $100-200 Trillion.

America’s demographic situation is a ticking time bomb. The older generation is already competing more fiercely than ever with younger ones in the job market, as many seniors can’t afford to retire. Youth also has to contend with trends like automation, outsourcing, and high unemployment/underemployment, which further handicap their ability to build capital and, importantly, to afford all the assets (stocks, houses, etc) that the Boomers are counting on selling to them.

more and video: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/09/video-demographics-wests-age-distribution-lopsided-support-entitlements.html

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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona discusses the cost of the war on ISIS to U.S. taxpayers.

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Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (right) who was in New York on 9 11.

Reportedly, up until 1760, the Rothschilds’ family name was Bauer.

The Rothschild Dynasty / The Rothschild family / “The Rothschild Family”

Erich Bauer was a Nazi SS Guard at Sobibor death camp during World War II.

Michelle Bauer is a bondage model and actress.

Khazar Historic Maps.

Reportedly the Rothschilds have Khazar (Asiatic Mongolian) genes.

The Rothschilds, through marriage, have developed family links to the royal and aristocratic families of Europe.

And the Rothschilds, through marriage, have developed links to the following families: Astor, Bundy, Collins, duPont, Freeman, Kennedy, Morgan, Oppenheimer, Rockefeller, Sassoon, Schiff, Taft, and Van Duyn.

The French Connection.


Hannah de Rothschild, who became Hannah Primrose.

Hannah Primrose de Rothschild (1851 – 1890) was the daughter of Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild and she became the richest woman in Britain.

Hannah married the reportedly gay Archibald Primrose, Lord Rosebery, who had ambitions to be Prime Minister.

Sir Charles Dilke was Lord Rosebery’s chief rival.

A friend of the Roseberys, Donald Crawford MP, sued his wife Virginia for divorce naming Dilke as co-respondent.

Dilke claimed that Hannah paid Virginia to announce that he had enjoyed a three-in-a-bed orgy with her and a maid.

Rosebery
Rosebery became Prime Minister.
Rosebery reportedly had a gay relationship for over two years with Viscount Drumlanrig, the older brother of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas.

Rosebery’s Barnbougle Castle was reportedly a venue for clandestine assignations with young men.

Baroness Philippine Mathilde Camille de Rothschild.
 

Élisabeth de Chambure, a Roman Catholic, married Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Following the German occupation of France in World War II, Elizabeth and her then-estranged husband Philippe were arrested by the Vichy government.

They were then released whereupon Philippe left France, moving to England.

In 1941, the Gestapo arrested Elisabeth on charges of attempting to cross the line of demarcation with a forged permit and sent her to Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Elisabeth reportedly died of epidemic typhus on March 23, 1945 at Ravensbrück.

Elisabeth was the only ‘Rothschild’ to die in the Holocaust or during World War II.

The 1980 terror attack on Bologna railway station has been blamed on the CIA’s Gladio organisation, which has been linked to Italy’s P2 masonic lodge which is linked to Edmond de Rothschild.

“Edmond de Rothschild was involved in the Propaganda Due (P2) lodge along with Henry Kissinger and Michael Ledeen as part of the NATO Strategy of Tension, most likely coordinating the Italian operation Gladio with the insiders of Italian finance, business, military and government and small fry like Gelli, Berlusconi and others.”

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/3935


Rotting Chateau Rothschild in Paris.Are the Rothschilds worth trillions?

“Theirs remained the biggest bank in the world up until the First World War.”

(Historian Niall Ferguson, in “The House of Rothschild: The World’s Banker 1849-1999″)


James de Rothschild (centre right).

In 1861, the Unification of Italy led to the decline of the Italian aristocracy who had been the Rothschild’s main clients.

The Rothschilds had to close their Naples bank.

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia c. 1906, “Of more recent years, non-Jewish financiers have learned the same cosmopolitan method, and, on the whole, the control is now rather less than more in Jewish hands than formerly.”

In 1929, the economic crash hit the Rothschilds.

Baron Louis von Rothschild struggled to shore up the Creditanstalt, Austria’s largest bank, to prevent its collapse.

Reportedly, this is Marie Helene de Rothschild

During World War II the Rothschilds had to surrender some of their assets to the Nazis and flee.

Rothschild palaces were confiscated, plundered and destroyed by the Nazis.

During World War II, the Luftwaffe seized the Rothschild family home in Paris.


Lord Victor Rothschild who was very influential within the British security services and who allegedly gave away nuclear secrets to Israel. Lord Victor allegedly had a strong influence over Churchill, Heath and Thatcher.

In 1981, President Mitterrand nationalised the Rothschild’s French financial empire, Banque Rothschild.

The chances are that the Rothschild fortune has declined since the middle of the 19th century.

We suspect that the CIA likes to blame everything on the Rothschilds.

However, the Rothschilds are linked to Your Real Government


Mayer Amschel Rothschild

The ‘facts’ about the Rothschilds are disputed.

1. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, in 1838, allegedly said: “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!”

“Mayer Amschel Rothschild died in 1812.”

(No primary source for this quote is known and the earliest attribution to Rothschild known is in Money Creators, 1935, by Gertrude M. Coogan)

2. Allegedly, the Rothschild family have US$ 500 trillion in gold

“The total value of ALL the gold ever mined in human history, amounts to US$ 9.2 trillion.”

Rothschild myths


The Fed

3. Allegedly, the Rothschild banking family own and control the US Federal Reserve partly “through the Rothschild Bank of Berlin.”

“The Rothschild Bank of Berlin, does not and has never existed.

“The last German branch of the Rothschild Bank, was in Frankfurt and this branch closed in 1901 some eleven years before the Federal Reserve Act was even passed.”

“By law, virtually all the of the Federals Reserve’s vast profits, are paid to the US Treasury.”

Rothschild myths

4. Freedom of Information requests in the US to determine the ownership of the Federal Reserve Banks have reportedly been obstructed.

Some people, like Eustace Mullins, assert that the Rothschilds have a stake in the Fed.

But it is an assertion.

Alleged Federal Reserve Ownership – Web Skeptic

Mullins in a 1952 article “Adolf Hitler: An Appreciation” expressed the belief that America owes a debt to Hitler.[23]


One of the Rothschilds’ mansions in Germany – destroyed in an allied bombing raid, in 1944.

Since 1900, 1,200 large country houses have been demolished in England.[5]


Waddesdon manor. James de Rothschild bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust in 1957.

Since the end of the 19th century, the Rothschilds have donated many of their estates, as well as much of their art, to charities and museums.

These big houses have become too expensive to run.


Annabelle Rothschild (Annabelle Neilson) who was married to Nat Rothschild. Website for this image / The former Mrs Nathaniel Rothschild

Rich families do sometimes see declines in their wealth.

In 2012 Forbes reported that Lakshmi Mittal had suffered the largest loss of any individual on the Forbes list, dropping $10.4 billion in just one year.

Billionaire Busts: The Year’s Biggest Losers – Forbes

In 2011, the 100 richest people in India together saw their net worth falling by 20 per cent in one year.

Forbes list: Mukesh Ambani richest Indian, Anil biggest loser | NDTV …


Wealthy members of the Astor family used to live at Rokeby House, in Barrytown, New York. At Rokeby Hall, a member of the family remembers how the roof leaked and there wasn’t much heat in the winter. Often they didn’t have enough money to buy food.

“The names are still household words: Vanderbilt, Astor, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, Gould, Mellon, Harriman, Frick, Huntington, Croker, Flagler, Duke, and Hearst.

“And yet none of those names are among the great American fortunes of today.

“Indeed, only three of those names – Rockefeller, Hearst, and Mellon – make the Forbes list of today’s 400 largest fortunes, and not one is near the top…

“John D. Rockefeller Sr. was worth perhaps $2 billion in 1915…

“By far the wealthiest living Rockefeller – largely on account of a long, successful career in finance – David in 2009 had a net worth of $2.2 billion…

“Taking inflation into account, however, his fortune is only about 10 percent the size of his grandfather’s…


Eike Batista’s net worth dropped $19.4 billion in only one year. Biggest Loser Of The Year,

“Fortunes have almost always been divided with each generation, so even the largest of them are soon spread through an ever larger pool of descendants…

“Old American fortunes do not disappear so much as they are eclipsed by newer ones as the economy expands and opens up new areas for entrepreneurial activity…

“Andrew Carnegie said that ‘the man who dies rich dies disgraced,’ and gave away almost his entire fortune.”

The Transience of American Wealth


A Rothschild villa donated to the Académie des Beaux Arts division of the Institut de France. Now open to the public.

The Rothschilds have had a lot of money in bonds.

The historian Niall Ferguson wrote: “As we have seen, however, wars tended to hit the price of existing bonds…

“Now having made their money, they stood to lose more than they gained from conflict.”

Rothschild family – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Consider that since the 1850’s there’s been several enormous wars, and wars have a way of making paper wealth go ‘poof’.

“Also consider that global trade levels today are just starting to get back to the levels that they were prior to World War I…

“The individuals are going to be splitting the inheritances up each generation, so the total family wealth is what you’d have to look at.”

What’s the Net Worth of the Rothschilds? – Above Top Secret


Lord Victor Rothschild’s son Amschel Mayor James Rothschild, who died in mysterious circumstances.

The Rothschilds are not immortal.

“French police have determined that Amschel Rothschild, heir to the fabulous Rothschild banking fortune, was murdered, according to well-placed European sources…”

Four years after the death of Amschel, Raphael de Rothschild died of a heroin overdose in New York.

( That Rothschild clan in full: eccentricity, money, influence and …)


The Israeli Supreme Court, including a pyramid with the all Seeing Eye. 

Some of the Rothschilds opposed the creation of the Jewish state.

(“The Rothschild story: A golden era ends for a secretive dynasty”.)

According to Paul Vallely in The Independent, 16 April, 2004:

The Rothschild family split over the question of a Jewish homeland, with some members supporting the first Zionist settlement in Palestine and and others opposing it.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild was a patron of the first Jewish settlement in Palestine at Rishon-LeZion.


David de Rothschild

According to Paul Vallely in The Independent, 16 April, 2004:

“The Rothschilds never gained the foothold in America they needed.

“The world became corporate. Private banking got left behind.

“Still, the family has moved down only from fabulously rich to enormously wealthy. And they adjusted to the times.”

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Machiavelli wrote that when we are trying to understand politics and the history of human societies, much can be explained in terms of the eternal conflict between two fundamental desires. One is the desire of the grandi – that is, the super-rich and the super-powerful – to protect their wealth and power, and to accumulate more wealth and power. The other is the desire of ordinary citizens – that is, anyone who is not super-rich or super-powerful – to live in peace and freedom without being subjected to the predatory activities of the grandi. As stressed by John McCormick, Machiavelli thought that the predatory tendencies of oligarchs were the gravest threat to the liberty and well-being of ordinary people.

Machiavelli was right. Many things have changed, but what was true then is still true today. Oligarchic appetites are an enormous threat to liberty and freedom. Machiavelli used his writings to try to convince those in power that oligarchic greed needed to be curbed; his critique of oligarchic domination has often been misunderstood.

Oligarchic domination is a cancer that is destroying both people’s lives and the planet.

But who are the oligarchs today in our corporatized and financialized world? They are the super-rich and more generally those who command massive concentrations of wealth, even if they do not own it, or even if they own only a fraction of it, such as the individuals in charge of multinational corporations and financial firms.

more @ http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26313-machiavelli-and-oligarchic-democracy

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“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: Bread and Circuses.” – Juvenal – Satire (100 A.D.)

Roman satirist and poet Juvenal was displaying contempt for a degraded Roman citizenry that had shunned civic responsibility, shirked their duties of citizenship within a republic, and had chosen to sell their votes to feckless politicians for assurances of bread and circuses. Rather than govern according to noble principles based upon reason, striving for public policies that led to long term sustainability and benefitting the majority of citizens, politicians chose superficial displays and appeasing the masses utilizing the lowest common denominator of “free” food and bountiful spectacles, pageants, and ceremonies in order to retain power.

The Roman Empire’s decline stretched across centuries as the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizenry allowed demagogues to gain power and barbarians to eventually overrun the weakened empire. While the peasants were distracted with shallow exhibitions of palliative pleasures, those in power were debasing the currency, enriching themselves, and living pampered lives of luxury. The Roman leaders bought public approval and support, not through exemplary public service, but through diversion, distraction, and the satisfaction of base immediate needs and desires of the populace. Satisfying the crude motivations of the ignorant peasants (cheap food and entertainment) is how Roman politicians bought votes and retained power. Free wheat, circus games, and feeding Christians to lions kept the commoners from focusing on politicians pillaging and wasting the empire’s wealth.

History may not repeat exactly because technology, resource discoveries, and political dynamics change the nature of society, but it does rhyme because the human foibles of greed, lust for power, arrogance, and desire for conquest do not vary across the ages. The corruption, arrogance, hubris, currency debasement, materialism, imperialism, and civic decay that led to the ultimate downfall of the Roman Empire is being repeated on an even far greater scale today as the American Empire flames out after only two centuries. The pillars of western society are crumbling under the sustained pressure of an immense mountain of debt, created by crooked bankers and utilized by corrupt politicians to sustain and expand their welfare/warfare state. Recklessness, myopia, greed, willful ignorance, and selfish disregard for unborn generations are the earmarks of decline in this modern day empire of debt, delusion and decay.

“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are over-consuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.” – Aldous Huxley – Island

Rome was eight and a half centuries old when Juvenal scornfully described the degenerative spiral of the Roman populace. Still, the Western Empire lasted another three centuries before finally succumbing to the Visigoths and Vandals. The far slower pace of history and lack of other equally matched competing nation states allowed Rome to exist for centuries beyond its Pax Romana period of unprecedented political stability and prosperity, which lasted for two centuries. Prior to becoming an empire, the Roman Republic was a network of towns left to rule themselves with varying degrees of independence from the Roman Senate and provinces administered by military commanders. It was ruled, not by Emperors, but by annually elected magistrates known as Roman Consuls. The Roman citizens were a proud people who had a strong sense of civic duty and made government work for the people.

During the 1st century B.C. Rome suffered a long series of internal conflicts, conspiracies and civil wars, while greatly extending their imperial power beyond Italy through military conquest. After the assassination of Julius Caesar and the ascension of Augustus to emperor in 27 BC, after a century of civil wars, Rome experienced an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. During this era, the solidity of the Empire was furthered by a degree of societal stability and economic prosperity. But it didn’t last. The successors to Augustus contributed to the progressive ruination of the empire. The repugnant reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero reflected the true nature of the Roman people, who had relinquished their sovereignty to government administrators to whom they had granted absolute powers, in return for food and entertainment. It was the beginning of the end.

The American Republic began as a loose confederation of states who ruled themselves, with little or no direction from a central authority. The Articles of Confederation, ratified in 1781 by all 13 States, limited the powers of the central government. The Confederation Congress could make decisions, but lacked enforcement powers. Implementation of most decisions, including modifications to the Articles, required unanimous approval of all thirteen state legislatures. After winning the war for independence from England, the U.S. Constitution, which shifted power to a central authority, was ratified in 1789. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, was passed in 1791 with the purpose of protecting individual liberties and insuring justice for all. Their function was to safeguard the citizens from an authoritarian federal government. These imperfect documents would benefit and protect the rights of the American people only if applied by moral, just, incorruptible, noble, honorable leaders and enforced by an educated, concerned, vigilant citizenry.

As with the Roman Empire, the quality of leadership has rapidly deteriorated over the last two centuries and now wallows at disgustingly low levels. These leaders are a reflection of a people who have abandoned their desire for knowledge, responsibility for their lives, work ethic, belief in freedom and the U.S. Constitution. The Juvenal of our times was H.L. Mencken who aptly and scornfully described the citizenry in 1920 as an ignorant mob who would eventually elect a downright moron to the presidency. He was right.

“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre—the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H.L. Mencken

A Republic was formed 225 years ago, as opposed to a monarchy, by men of good intentions. They weren’t perfect, but their goals for the new nation were honorable and decent. Ben Franklin had his doubts regarding whether we could keep a republic. He had good reason to doubt the long-term sustainability of this experiment. Freedom is not something bestowed on us by men of higher caste. We are born into this world free, with the liberty to live our lives as we see fit, the opportunity to educate oneself and the freedom to succeed as far as our capabilities and efforts allow. Only a self-reliant, virtuous, moral, civic minded people are capable of enjoying the fruits of freedom. Once corruption, self-interest, greed, and dependency upon government bureaucrats for sustenance become prevalent, the populace seeks masters who promise safety and security in return for sacrificing essential liberty and basic freedoms.

The country has defeated foreign invaders, withstood financial calamities, endured a bloody civil war, benefitted immensely from the discovery of oil under its soil, became an industrial power, fought on the winning side of two world wars, and since 1946 has become the greatest imperial empire since Rome fell to the barbarians. Over the course of our 225 year journey there has been a gradual relinquishment of the citizens’ sovereignty and autonomy to an ever more overbearing central government. Lincoln’s unprecedented expansion of Federal government authority during the Civil War marked a turning point, as state and local rights became subservient to an all-powerful central authority. Individual liberty has been surrendered and freedoms forfeited over a decades long insidious regression of a once courageous, independent, self-sufficient citizenry into a mob of cowering, willfully ignorant dependents of the deep state.

From the inception of the country there has been a constant battle between the banking interests and the common people. Bankers have used fraudulent fractional reserve banking to speculate for their own benefit, made risky loans, and created every financial crisis in the country’s history. The profits from excessive risk taking are retained by the bankers. The inevitable losses are borne by taxpayers with the excuse that the financial system must be saved and preserved. The storyline never changes. The beginning of the end of the American Empire can be pinpointed to the year 1913, only 124 years after its inception. Private banking interests captured the monetary system of the empire with the secretive creation of the Federal Reserve. The power of the central state was solidified with the implementation of the personal income tax, allowing politicians to bribe their constituents with modern day “bread and circuses”, paid for with money taken at gunpoint from them by the central state. We are now nothing but the hollowed out shell of a once noble Republic.

A century of central banking and heavy taxation of the people by bought off politician puppets has coincided with a century of war, depressions, currency debasement, overconsumption, obscene levels of consumer debt, trillions of excessive debt financed government spending, hundreds of trillions in unfunded entitlement liabilities, and a persistent decline in standard of living for the masses due to Federal Reserve manufactured inflation. We have failed to heed the lessons of history. We have repeated the blunders committed by the Romans.

The American Empire will not be murdered by an external force because it is too busy committing suicide. The moneyed interests, corporate oligarchs and their hand-picked politician front men see themselves as conquering heroes. Their colossal hubris and arrogance is only matched by the ignorance, gullibility, quivering fear of bogeymen, and susceptibility to propaganda of the general populace. The Wall Street bankers and feckless politicians are not gods, they are only men. Death is the great equalizer for emperors and peasants alike. The only thing that remains is your legacy and whether you positively impacted the world. It can be unequivocally stated that those in power today are leaving a legacy of despair, destruction, and debt.

Empires are born and empires die. The American Empire will not be sustained for eight centuries, as the swiftness of modern civilization, nuclear proliferation, religious zealotry, and sociopathic leadership ensures we will flame out in a blaze of glory before reaching our third century. The spirit of independence, idealism, self-reliance, entrepreneurship, knowledge seeking, advancement, and goodwill towards our fellow citizens that marked the height of our fledgling country has succumbed to a malaise of government dependency, cynicism, living on the dole, financial Ponzi schemes, willful ignorance, materialism, delusion, and myopic self-interest. The moral decline of the American populace has been reflected in the deteriorating quality of leaders we have chosen over the last century. Prosperity was taken for granted and no longer earned. We abdicated our civic responsibility to corrupt financiers and power seeking politicians. As time has passed, the ruling elite have grown ever more powerful and wealthy, at the expense of the peasantry. These sociopaths see themselves as god-like emperors, on par with the vilest of the Roman emperors.

Historians will mark 1980 as another turning point, when the nation capitulated to the financiers and ceded control of our destiny to Wall Street bankers, the military industrial complex, and globalist billionaires. The final deformation from a productive society built upon savings, capital investment, and goods production to a borrowing, gambling, and consumption society built upon debt and profiteering by powerful corporate and banking interests had commenced. The peak of this warfare/welfare state insanity was reached in 2000 and the road to decline and decay is now littered with the figurative corpses of a gutted middle class and the literal corpses of men, women and children across the globe, killed during our never ending imperial conquests. The ruling elite sense the futility and foolishness of their folly, but their insatiable appetite for wealth, power, triumph and glory blind them to the destructive consequences of their actions upon the nation and their fellow man. Power and dominion over others is a powerful aphrodisiac for our current day emperors and self-preservation at all costs is their mantra.

While they bask in their perceived triumph and glory, achieved through rigging the financial and political systems in their favor, they should heed the faint whisper in their ear that all glory is fleeting.

“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.” – George S. Patton, Jr.

The decline of the Roman Empire can be attributed to a number of supportable hypotheses, which have been documented by historians over time. They include:

Perpetual warfare depleted the treasury and wasted the manhood of the empire. The use of mercenary armies eventually led to the sacking of Rome by the very armies they had employed.
Military overexpansion and spending resulted in resources being diverted from technological advancement, maintenance of the civil infrastructure, and worthwhile investments to support economic growth.
Excessive welfare spending, oppressive taxation and currency debasement widened the gap between rich and poor, resulting in discontent, mistrust and rebellion.
The emergence of an all-powerful centralized authoritarian government ruling by mandate, racked by corruption, and kept in power by bribing its subjects with promises of bread and circuses.
Emperors and Senators became oligarchs and their conspicuous consumption provided proof of their corruption and decadence. The widespread corruption and incompetence of its leadership led to a waning in civic pride among the citizens.
The decline in productive commercial and agricultural industries due to high taxes on producers, used to support the military empire, contributed to the circumstances that allowed barbarian invasions to succeed.
The moral decay of the people was caused by the influx of slave labor from conquered territories, resulting in a decline in middle class work ethic, and the subsequent rise in the level of citizens on the dole. An economy based upon slave labor precluded a middle class with buying power.

In Part Two of this tale of two empires, I’ll document the parallels between mistakes made, eternal human foibles, military misfortunes, financial misconduct, and moral decay, that denote the decline of the Roman and American Empires.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/09/bread-circuses-bombs-decline-american-empire.html

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Janet, we have a problem. The Fed’s main policy transmission channel, since stock ownership is not widespread enough to affect the real economy’s expectations, is via home equity wealth creation and animal spirit exuberance-based borrowing and leverage. As the following chart shows, the much-touted “housing recovery” pillar of the economy – that is set to take off and lift growth to escape velocity – is only evident in one place…

 

 

As Janet herself opined recently, the poor better hurry and get rich so they can buy the $1 million homes and see price appreciation…

And move to The West!!

 

And, while everyone assumes it is the “rich” who are flipping homes and transacting like drunken sailors at a hooker convention, the fact is that the bulk of transactions in America are in the $100k to $500k range…

Which as is clear above, are losing ‘value’ this year.

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Obama, Yellen – we are going to need a bigger stimulus plan – cash-for-clunker-houses?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-22/where-housing-recovery-one-chart

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