HOW THE FEDERAL RESERVE STEALS YOUR MONEY & WHY IT MUST BE STOPPED

By www.allselfsustained.com

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The central banking system of the US owes us big time – this video exposes the truth behind how our very own federal reserve system steals our money. Is there any truth to this? Yes it is, and you need to open your eyes to the truth. Regardless, this is one compelling exposé.

If you wanna be a responsible citizen, one of the first steps you should take is to hear this video out and open your mind to the reality that if something like this is indeed happening, then it definitely has to stop!

A simple animated explanation of HOW the private Federal Reserve steals your money and WHY it must be stopped.

We are all being scammed by the most basic elements of our government system.

Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day?

The film below takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in today.

This video certainly opened my eyes and after watching I urge you to share it everywhere with everyone you know.

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‘Financial Armageddon’ approaches as 247 trillion in global derivatives debt now on the verge of unraveling

By: newstarget Date: March 28, 2016 www.newstarget.com

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(NaturalNews)

The United States – along with the rest of the world – is increasingly threatened by a potential ‘financial Armageddon’ which will be triggered by the burst of the $550 trillion global derivatives(http://www.sott.net) bubble.

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You may have heard the term ‘derivatives’ before, but if you’re like most of us you probably don’t know exactly what it means.

I’ll quote some of the experts on derivatives trading and what makes it so dangerous. However, for the uninitiated, the simplest definition of the term is ‘legalized gambling.’

From Michael Snyder of TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com:

“Those that are engaged in derivatives trading are simply betting that something either will or will not happen in the future. Derivatives played a critical role in the financial crisis of 2008, and I am fully convinced that they will take on a starring role in this new financial crisis.”

Here’s a slightly more detailed definition from Investopedia.com:

“A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or more parties based upon the asset or assets. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds,commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.”

(http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/derivative.asp)

The global casino
As with all forms of gambling, derivatives trading carries a certain amount of risk.

The scary part is that we are all exposed to the enormous derivative risks that the biggest U.S. banks have become entangled in, despite assurances to the contrary:

“Overall, the biggest U.S. banks collectively have more than 247 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives contracts. That is an amount of money that is more than 13 times the size of the U.S. national debt, and it is a ticking time bomb that could set off financial Armageddon at any moment. Globally, the notional value of all outstanding derivatives contracts is a staggering 552.9 trillion dollars according to the Bank for International Settlements. The bankers assure us that these financial instruments are far less risky than they sound, and that they have spread the risk around enough so that there is no way they could bring the entire system down.”

But as Snyder points out, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk, no matter how much you spread it around. And when the global derivatives bubble finally bursts, it won’t be pretty.

Way back in 2002, Warren Buffet(http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-30/ten-tips-warren-buffet) foresaw the danger of the expanding derivatives marketplace. From a letter he wrote to a group of shareholders:

“The derivatives genie is now well out of the bottle, and these instruments will almost certainly multiply in variety and number until some event makes their toxicity clear. Central banks and governments have so far found no effective way to control, or even monitor, the risks posed by these contracts. In my view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal.”

What does it really mean?
So what happens when the derivatives Armageddon takes place? And what will it mean for the average American?

What it could mean is that you will not be able to withdraw your own money from the bank. As a bank depositor, you are considered an ‘unsecured creditor.’ If the derivatives market implodes, there is simply not enough money in the banks to cover the debt, and derivative claims have priority over all other claims.

As author and financial critic Ellen Brown warns, your money “is just a loan to the bank, and you must stand in line along with the other creditors in hopes of getting it back.”

You don’t need to grasp all the complexities of derivatives trading to understand that $247 trillion is the very epitome of ‘high-stakes’ gambling. And the money you have in the bank makes you player in the game, too – whether you like it or not.

Sources:
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/derivative.asp
http://www.fintools.com/docs/Warren%20Buffet%20on%20Derivatives.pdf

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The Great American Land Grab

Published on Mar 29, 2016
We have sold our birthright, our land & natural resources, for cheap trinkets made in China and the title is changing is changing hands now with massive purchases by foreign countries and companies. But the biggest land grab has been Obama, taking over 265 Million acres of land & water with the stroke of pen.
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Criminal Bankers Control US Government Push War-Paul Craig Roberts…”The banks control the government. There isn’t a government, there’s the banks”

Criminal Bankers Control US Government Push War-Paul Craig Roberts…”The banks control the government. There isn’t a government, there’s the banks”

By Greg Hunter
USAWatchdog.com
March 27, 2016

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, contends it is no accident why bankers do not get jail time for constantly committing fraud by stealing documents and committing fraudulent, criminal insider trading and market manipulations. Dr. Roberts explains, “Look at Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. They claim they stole documents, and we are determined to destroy them. One of them is hiding out in Russia, and one of them is hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. This again shows the immunity of the banks. They are not held accountable because they are in control. Who controls the Fed? Who controls the Treasury? Where do all the Treasury Secretaries come from? They come from the big New York banks. Look at the financial regulatory agencies that are supposed to be regulating the banks. They are filled with executives from the banks. The banks control the government. There isn’t a government, there’s the banks. . . . We have the entire economic policy in the United States concentrating on saving five banks. We had 10 million people who lost their homes, and nothing was done for them, but five banks are saved.”

On the 2016 election, Dr. Roberts says, “The United States is controlled by powerful private interests groups, and these groups don’t trust outsiders because they don’t have their hooks in them. How would they have their hooks in Trump? He’s a billionaire. He doesn’t need their money. They can’t tell Trump, hey, look we will give you a $153 million in speaking fees like we did Bill and Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t need $153 million. He’s got billions. So, they can’t control him, and it’s the same for Bernie Sanders, even though he is a Democratic Senator. He is not really part of the Washington Democratic establishment. What the establishment is interested in doing is to control the party. They would much rather keep control of the party than to win an election if it means they lose control to an outsider.”

Dr. Roberts goes on to say, “Even if Trump were to be permitted to be President, and I don’t think he will be permitted, I think they will do the same thing they did with Ron Paul. They just won’t recognize his delegates. The Neoconservatives are already organizing a way to block Trump when he wins the nomination from being given the nomination. . . .There is an oligarchy. The oligarchy protects itself and hides behind the elections, but it controls the candidates. This time, it hasn’t been able to control the candidates because the American people are finally catching on that neither political party represents them.”

Dr. Roberts has a new book out titled “The Neoconservative Threat To World Order.” In it, he talks about the dreadful shape of the global economy and how war might be forced on the world. Dr. Roberts says, “The Neoconservative ideology is American world hegemony . . . this means you have to subdue the others, and this includes Russia and China. These are two nuclear powers with massive military capabilities, and they are in the way of the Neoconservative agenda of World Empire . . . . So, the Neoconservatives are driving the United States and Western Europe into conflict with Russia and China. Russia and China are not going to give up and be American vassals. . . . Our economy is a house of cards. It’s held up by the Federal Reserve. The question is how long can they hold it up? . . . There is no way around the coming war unless the American empire begins unraveling, which it could do.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, author of the new book “The Neoconservative Threat To World Order.”

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Do Americans Live in a False Reality Created by Orchestrated Events? (Videos)

BY VOICE OF REASON· SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH, 2016 WWW.THELASTGREATSTAND.COM

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First, before diving into the brilliantly written article below, rather than learn about the who the author is at the end, because of the nature of the article it seems like it would be highly beneficial to disclose that information up front. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate, he has had many university appointments, and his internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.

The article also mentions the work of Jim Fetzer (and includes an interview done by Fetzer). who cannot be dismissed as a kook either. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and was Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota until his retirement in 2006. He has had a National Science Foundation fellowship, and he has published more than 100 articles and 20 books on philosophy of science and philosophy of cognitive science.

Next, since I’ve done a lot of writing on this topic myself, there are a few things of value I’m reasonably certain you will agree fully compliment Dr. Roberts work. In a sane world, or even a sane country, it would go without saying, that these days most people who are “aware and capable of thought” have given up on what is called the “mainstream media.” Unfortunately, we don’t live in sane world or a sane country, far too many people have proven they are not “aware and capable of thought,” at least not “independent thought,” and most people still get what they THINK is “news” from the mainstream media. They could not be more wrong.

The following video is meant to get your attention, and get it quick. The mainstream media that this article talks about, has done an unbelievable job of brainwashing people into pointing, laughing, and yelling “conspiracy theorist” whenever anyone suggests that a mainstream narrative is phony, or a false flag with a sinister ulterior motive. Those of us who the mainstream media would call “conspiracy theorists” aren’t crazed, tin foil hat wearing loons, but rather we are the people who have enough conviction to stand up and question the statements of those who are known liars. Once I have your full attention, it is my hope you’ll share this with those you know who have not “unplugged from the matrix” yet! Brace yourself for this one:

Hopefully that got your attention. Continuing on this topic of phony media narratives, in an earlier post titled, U.S. Government is Now “World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist Organization” former speech writer and special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf, Craig B. Hulet is interviewed back on 10/7/15, and he goes into detail about how literally EVERYTHING that comes from the mainstream media is either a manipulation, a lie, or a half-truth, and that’s just what they DO report on. Craig says the larger deception comes from the most newsworthy and important stories that are deliberately never covered by the mainstream media. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts confirms as much in his article below. In the aforementioned post, Craig also discusses the Wolfowitz Doctrine with US Army General Wesley Clark, which is covered below by Dr. Roberts.

Confirming Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Jim Fetzer say in the article below, and what Craig Hulet says, Dylan Charles at WakingTimes.com writes:

It’s no secret that 90% of American media is owned by just 6 corporate conglomerates, and it’s also no secret that the media is used by political and corporate propagandists as a tool to reach deep into the hearts and minds of the masses. Mainstream newscasts are a staged version of reality, and as world events continue to rise in pitch and fervor, so will the propaganda, so it’s imperative to brush up on critical thinking skills as a defense against falling into group-think and mass-hysteria.

The Illusion of Choice: 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations

The great irony here, though, is that it is precisely through the power of media that people will awaken to the deceit happening in the media. By and large the programming that makes it to our eyes and ears is produced to support an agenda, but, even amongst the corporate programs there are genuine voices of reason and truth.

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The video below explains precisely how thousands of media companies were reduced to just SIX companies today, and why they are so corrupt. It starts off saying that 67% of Americans don’t trust the mainstream media, gives several great examples of total media lies confirming their well placed distrust, but sadly it also explains that despite their distrust, most people still get all their “news” from the mainstream media anyway. Just before the 10:00 minute mark the truth that NO ONE wants to hear, but the truth that explans precisely how we ended up in this situation begins to flow.

The video recalls that in 1912, “JP Morgan Interests” hired 12 high ranking managers from different news organizations. They were tasked with determining which papers in the United States were the most influential ones. Once that was determined, next the group was tasked with how many of those papers would be required to generally control the policy of the entire daily press of the United States. After it was determined that to establish control of the national media narrative would only require taking control of the 25 best newspapers papers in the nation, an “agreement” was made. lg.php.gif

“The policy of all the papers was bought, and an editor was placed at each paper to insure that all published information was in keeping with the new policy.” Soon, that policy would be defined by a small “front group” for JP Morgan and his closest colleagues. Other notable members of this “front group” were none other than the Rockefeller’s and the Warburg’s, aka two of the 13 Families That Rule the World and Are the Shadow Forces Behind the New World Order.

That same “front” group later went on to become known as the “Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).” Today, the CFR maintains that its goal is to “increase America’s understanding of the world,” whatever that means, however the REAL mission of this highly exclusive club only occasionally finds its way into the light when a member of the group lets something slip out. A classic example of something “slipping out” was in the 1970’s when a Georgetown University Professor named Carrol Quigley was writing a book that viewed the Council on Foreign Relations in a favorable light, so the CFR granted him access to their private files. In his book, Professor Quigley revealed that the group’s true goal was:

“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.”

In short, they seek total and quiet control. End of story. For more on the CFR, see: The Council on Foreign Relations and Their Role With The Illuminati

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts writes:

The presstitutes have destroyed their credibility by helping Washington to lie—“Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” “Russian invasion of Ukraine,” and so forth.

Click This Link Below For The Rest of the Story

http://thelastgreatstand.com/2016/03/27/do-americans-live-in-a-false-reality-created-by-orchestrated-events-videos/

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Peter Schiff and Harry Dent Debate on Economy

Published on Mar 25, 2016

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Why the Elite’s Psyops Against Trump Will Not Work

By Dave Hodges March 24th, 2016 www.thecommonsenseshow.com

Yesterday, I discussed the psyops being perpetrated by DARPA toward the American people in an attempt to get the people to forsake Donald Trump.

DARPA Is Using Mind Control Techniques to Manipulate Social Media


This article will reveal some of te psyops techniques, and more importantly, why these techniques, will ultimately fail.

The Corporate Controlled Media

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Six, count them six corporations control 98% of the media. They virtually control everything you read, see and hear. These six corporations are intertwined with controlling forces of big oil, the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve and Wall Street. They control who gets elected through campaign donations and more importantly, they have brainwashed an entire nation to accept serfdom at the hands of their corporate masters.

The corporate controlled media uses specific psychological techniques to control the belief systems of the public. When they are applied.

Group Think

The world of psychological research provides the definitive answer as to whether we should fear our military in the coming storm ahead in the form of a phenomenon called group think. Group think is often described as a decision-making process whereby the group members go along with what they believe is the consensus. Group think has also been used to describe individual acquiescence to authority even when the authority has limited power to enforce compliance. Group think often causes groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s leadership and balance.

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The Milgram Experiment

The controversial 1963 experiment, known as the Milgram Experiment demonstrated that with very minimal verbal pressure, and nothing else, approximately 65% of the population will put someone to death based upon the orders of a perceived authority figure. And this occurs when the authority figure, in the Milgram experiment was not allowed to apply any REAL threats. For a complete description of the Milgram Experiment, please clik the link.

Speaking the Truth Is Now a Revolutionary Act Filled With Deadly Consequences

The application of group think against Donald Trump is omnipresent. Cruz, Rubio and Kasich are continually driving the point home to American conservatives who gather at political rallies that “Trump is not conservative, he is an insider”, and these descriptions are designed to make people feel that if they want to be on the right side, they will see Donald Trump for what he is, after all, everybody knows.

We also see group think applications in and amongst Republican rank and file members with everyone from Lindsay Graham to Mitt Romney bashing Trump by declaring that a Trump nomination would spell the end of the GOP.

Confirmation Bias

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false.”

William Casey, former CIA Director

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Confirmation bias is the same in any tyrannical form of government.

The social psychological term, confirmation bias, refers to the fact that the masses will believe even the biggest of lies, if they hear it often enough. Confirmation bias and group think work hand in hand to enslave Americans into believing in and accepting a self-destructive paradigm. Television MSM news has a filtering impact on the perception of reality. The psychological concept of confirmation bias means that when we hear a message often enough, we come to unquestionably accept the message as authentic and real. And the message is amazingly consistent because only six globalist corporate entities control over 95% of the media.

Donald Trump is racist! You have heard it before and you will keep hearing it until every nonwhite person in America believes that if he elected, America will see a race war.

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Here is the truth…

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Trump has taken heat because he wants to ban all Muslims from coming into the country until we figure out a system to vet the immigrants for being terrorists. But the other side has labeled that as racist. This is indeed a matter of national security. Nothing more, nothing less. However, confirmation has many people of color believing that they are in danger is Trump is elected.

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If one wants to see racism, one needs to look no further than the George Soros funded “Black Lives Matter” group.

Learned Helplessness

Psychologist, Martin Seligman, discovered that “Learned helplessness” occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action”.

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Phase One

In the first phase of the learned helplessness experiment, Seligman placed a dog on an electrical grid, shocked the dog and noted that the dog would demonstrate the ability to escape the aversive stimulus.

Phase Two

In the second phase, the dog was barricaded on the grid and was unable to escape the painful shocks. Eventually the dog laid down and passively accepted the shock.

Phase Three

Seligman then removed the barricades and the dog could have easily escaped the shocks. However, the dog, conditioned by the prior set of events, simply laid down and accepted the shocks, without mounting any resistance whatsoever. This is the present day GOP.

Learned Helplessness Perpetrated by the GOP

This is how present day America has been conditioned to not act in the fact of absolute criminal behavior coming from the criminal elite. We hold primary elections, but then tell the people that their vote does not matter.

“Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.

” … Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.”

The media has been filled with this message from multiple sources. The obvious question is “Why vote?” That is the objective. Subsequently, the American people give up as a country in trying to change things because the system has been so unresponsive to the demands of the public, we have become conditioned to believe that their actions will not make any difference.

Intellectual Plagiarism

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It is a well-known Sun Tsu strategy that if one is facing a superior force in battle, one should mix with the enemy, grab him by his belt buckle and hope that the enemy confuses friend with foe and kills more of his own than of the enemy.

This seems to be the strategy of Ted Cruz, the only real challenger left standing in opposition to Donald Trump. Lyin’ Ted Cruz sleeps with the enemy with his CFR, Goldman Sachs wife who supported all of the free trade agreements. But now, he is parroting Trump when he says he’ll force these jobs to come back to America. He never said this before…. Now he sounds like Trump. And in the aftermath of the Brussels attack, he said he would patrol Muslim neighborhoods. And this is after he called Trump Islamaphobic for wanting to vet all immigrants.

Why the Media Ploys Will Not Work

I have discussed at length the 10 percent factor discovered by SNARC. When 10% of the people are committed to an ideal, the trend spreads like wildfire. America has crossed that threshold because of Donald Trump.

Further, follow up research on the Milgram Experiment determined that when people know about the tendency to obey authority figures, the percentage of people who complies with these types of requests diminishes.

In short, these psychological strategies will not work, the criminal elite sqmetalswaited too long to implement them. So what is next?

In Part Three of this series, I will explore the options available to the criminal elite when it becomes clear that the psyops being committed on the American people is not working. Fasten your seatbelt, America is in for some very dark days.

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YELLEN, DRAGHI, KURODA: DERANGED LAB RATS

Posted on 22nd March 2016 by www.TheBurningPlatform.com

The stock market has regained all of its loses year to date as economic indicators continue to flash red, corporate profits continue to plunge, consumers continue to spend less at retailers, real wages continue to fall, and housing sales continue to decline. The entire dead cat bounce has been generated through corporate stock buybacks, Wall Street lemmings trying to make up for their terrible year to date investing performance, and central bankers who will stop at nothing to verbally manipulate markets higher – since their monetary machinations over the last seven years have been a miserable failure in reviving the real economy.

As John Hussman points out, the market is poised to deliver nothing over the next decade, with a 40% to 55% “dip” in the foreseeable future. I wonder how many barely sentient, iGadget addicted, non-questioning, normalcy bias dependent zombies are prepared for a third Federal Reserve generated market collapse in the last 15 years?

From a long-term investment standpoint, the stock market remains obscenely overvalued, with the most historically-reliable measures we identify presently consistent with zero 10-12 year S&P 500 nominal total returns, and negative expected real returns on both horizons. From a cyclical standpoint, I continue to expect that the completion of the current market cycle will likely take the S&P 500 down by about 40-55% from present levels; an outcome that would not be an outlier or worst-case scenario, but instead a rather run-of-the-mill cycle completion from present valuations.

The only people who can’t see the recession in front of their noses are central bankers who are paid to lie, obfuscate, and mislead; corrupt politicians trying to get elected or re-elected; and media pundits whose job is to keep the sheep sedated with positive propaganda and a never ending stream of trivialities and drivel. The average person has been experiencing a recession for the last eight years, with stagnant wages, rising living costs, no return on their savings, and rising taxes. Now, even the manipulated government economic statistics can no longer hide the true deterioration, as Hussman describes.

From an economic standpoint, recall that economic deterioration typically follows a well-defined sequence, with weakness in what I call the “order surplus” (new orders + backlogs – inventories) followed by deterioration in industrial production (which retreated again last month) and by real retail sales (which have declined for two consecutive months), then real personal income (which is the next measure to watch here), and typically followed only then by weakness in employment indicators. Nothing in recent weeks has changed our assessment of an imminent likelihood of recession, though as I’ve regularly noted, the immediacy of that expectation would be deferred if our measures of market internals improve significantly. Though employment is a lagging indicator, we would still watch for an increase in weekly unemployment claims above roughly 330,000, a decline in aggregate weekly hours over a 3-month period, and an increase in the unemployment rate to about 5.3% or higher to confirm the actual start of a recession.

The central banker action plan of monetary easing, negative interest rates, printing trillions of new fiat, currency debasement, and buying the bad debt of the criminal banking cabal, has not improved the lives of average people living in the real world. They have improved the net worth of the .01% who rule the world. They have succeeded in making the ultra-rich ultra-richer.

They, without a doubt, have made the lives of senior citizens far worse, the lives of middle income working class families ghastlier, and the lives of millennials just entering the workforce debt saturated and hopeless. Their deranged machinations have set in motion a global collapse which will make 2008 look like stroll in the park on a warm spring day.

Consider central bankers. For the past several years, global central banks have pursued increasingly deranged monetary policies, creating massive distortions in financial markets. It’s easy to point to these effects on the financial markets, as Bernanke, Kuroda, Draghi and other central bankers have emphasized, as evidence that central bank policy is “working.” What we, and others, have found, is that all of this deranged monetary policy has raised the level of GDP, industrial production, and employment by barely 1% from what would have been expected in the absence of these interventions.

It appears the sole purpose of these psychopathic central bankers is to talk up financial markets. Nothing else matters in this warped world of the financial elite. Dick Fisher, former Dallas Fed President, in a moment of truth revealed the Fed purposely injected the stock market with heroine and cocaine in order to stimulate gains. Now they’ve created an addict. They need ever increasing doses to be satisfied.

The ruling lords of the plantation reap the short term high, while the lowly slave peasants reap all of the pain, withdrawal symptoms, and ultimately death. As Hussman points out, even the vaporous benefits have a shorter and shorter high, as the markets are so ridiculously overvalued, the savvy insiders sell into every false rally. Meanwhile, Goldman and their fellow Wall Street co-conspirators sell to their muppet clients, just like 2008.

On January 29, a week after insisting that a move to negative rates was not under consideration, Bank of Japan Governor Harohiko Kuroda announced a rate cut to -0.1%. On February 18 he reiterated that the BOJ was prepared to ease further. He wavered on that stance at the end of February, but shifted again last week, saying that a move to even deeper negative rates was possible. Meanwhile, facing economic erosion in Europe, Mario Draghi came out on February 15 saying “we will not hesitate to act.” He followed on March 10 with his “bazooka” including a rate cut to -0.4%, an increase in the pace of QE, and a broadening of ECB purchases to include investment-grade, non-bank corporate bonds. On Wednesday, Janet Yellen announced that the expected pace of Fed rate hikes this year was likely to be slower than expected, as a result of weak global economic conditions and widening credit spreads.

Aside from a one or two-day knee-jerk response, these moves have had very little sustained impact on the equity markets. Japan’s Nikkei index is down about 5% since the day after Kuroda’s rate-cut announcement. The Dow Jones EuroStoxx Index is also down since the day after Draghi’s bazooka. One suspects that the response of the S&P 500 to Yellen’s dovishness will be similarly short-lived, though we need not rely on that. Given the continued sequence of erosion in economic measures, central bankers continue to point to the financial markets as evidence that their policies are “working.” Now even those effects have become unreliable.

When global markets logically got off to a horrendous start this year, based upon plunging corporate profits, consumers no longer able to support consumption based economies, governments collapsing under the weight of immense levels of bad debt, war raging in the Middle East, plunging oil prices due to a global recession, currency devaluation wars, and civil chaos spreading around the globe, the central banker alarm was sounded by the global ruling elite. Save us!!!

The imminent 50% plunge in global stock markets would put a crimp in the lifestyles of the rich and famous. They needed time to unload their holdings on the dumb money and go short before letting the house of cards crash down again. You can smell the desperation of the deranged central banker lab rats, as they frantically push the bar for more stock market gain pellets. But, the number of pellets is dwindling rapidly. Time is running out.

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This sudden escalation of dovish pronouncements by central bankers isn’t sound monetary policy, being conducted based on demonstrated cause-and-effect relationships between policy tools and the real economy. No, this is an extinction burst. Central bankers are behaving like lab rats frantically pressing a bar in hope that more food pellets will come out of the chute. They ain’t comin’.

These deranged lab rats have failed to positively impact their economies in any way. Every sentient critical thinking person in this world knows you grow an economy through savings and investing those savings in productive capital. When deranged central bankers penalize savers with negative interest rates they destroy the economy. It’s really that simple. The Fed and their other central banker cronies are the reason productivity, investment and real wages have stagnated for the last 30 years. A world based on debt financed consumption will ultimately collapse under the weight of the debt.

Look, there’s one thing we know for certain in economics. The amount of saving in an economy must be precisely equal to the amount of real investment in the economy (factories, buildings, equipment, capital goods, and inventory). That’s not a theory. It’s an accounting identity. The problem with punishing saving in order to encourage more consumption is that it’s ineffective, and also leaves the economy with nothing to show for it. The wealth of a nation consists of its stock of real private investment (e.g. housing, capital goods, factories), real public investment (e.g. infrastructure), intangible intellectual capital (e.g. education, inventions, organizational knowledge and systems), and its endowment of basic resources such as land, energy, water, and the environment.

The central bankers and their Wall Street controllers have already guaranteed the third bubble bursting collapse in the last fifteen years. This time we have stock, bond, commercial real estate, and housing bubbles all poised to collapse simultaneously. Their easy money, QE, ZIRP, and accounting fraud schemes have guaranteed a catastrophic financial collapse. The longer they persist on flogging academic theory Keynesian solutions which have proven to be the exact opposite of what should have been done, the more likely we will experience a worldwide economic disaster.

Monetary authorities have now become little more than lab rats on a frantic extinction burst. If there are no adults in the room among our policy-makers who are willing to pursue the appropriate substitute behavior – expanding productive investment through fiscal means – we’re going to have a deeper and more concerted global economic downturn than is already likely. I remain convinced that monetary authorities have already ensured a financial collapse in the coming years that is baked-in-the-cake as a result of obscene valuations. That outcome will unfold nearly regardless of economic prospects.

By encouraging acute financial distortions, enabling massive issuance of speculative-grade securities and stock buybacks at near-record valuations, and repeatedly diverting national savings toward speculative malinvestment, the concerted behavior of central banks is increasingly pushing the global economy toward financial crisis and depressed long-term growth. There is no hope for long-term economic prosperity if we place our faith in the monetary policies of deranged bankers and ivory tower college professors. All they can do is to buy interest-earning bonds and replace them with zero-interest paper. How ignorant must we be to believe that financial bubbles will carry us to prosperity without consequences, and how many collapses must we endure before we focus on strengthening our own legs?

It’s sad that “we the people” continue to allow deranged captured academics, under the complete command of the banking cabal, to control the destiny of our country. They have failed for 103 years, but we continue to bow down to these central bankers as if they knew what they were doing. They do know how to debase the currency, obfuscate true inflation, prop up financial markets through monetary manipulation, and generate prodigious amounts of propaganda and misinformation to coverup their true purposes. The people will sit idly by until these deranged rats destroy the world. By then it will be too late to take the path laid out by John Hussman. We are destined to be eaten by these deranged lab rats and their deranged monetary policies.

The irony of economics is that when we pursue policies that encourage speculative malinvestment and make productive investment scarce, the pie gets smaller but a larger share of it goes to the owners of existing capital. The “rents” are always highest for those resources that are most scarce. If we really want more jobs, higher labor productivity, stronger growth, better real wages, a balanced income distribution, and a return to long-term economic prosperity, only an expansion of real productive investment – at every level of the economy – will do the job. Ever more deranged monetary policy will not.

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“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”– Henry Ford

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Housing Crash?: U.S. Existing Home Sales Fall By The Most In Six Years

By Michael Snyder, on March 21st, 2016

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We just got more evidence that a major economic slowdown is underway here in the United States. Existing home sales were down a whopping 7.1 percent during the month of February, and this represented the biggest decline that we have seen in six years. This is yet another sign that we are in the early stages of a new crisis that is eerily reminiscent of what happened back in 2008. The truth is that most U.S. consumers are tapped out, and when you are tapped out it is really hard to get a mortgage. Banks aren’t really fond of lending money to people that can’t pay it back, and in recent years housing prices in many areas have risen to levels that are beyond the reach of most middle class families.

This huge decline in existing home sales is puzzling the “experts” in the mainstream media, because in recent weeks they have been breathlessly telling all of us how incredibly well the U.S. economy has been doing. Just check out the following excerpt from a CNBC report…

U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America’s economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown.

The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units, the lowest level since November.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why this is happening. In recent months we have seen mass layoffs in the energy industry, real median household income is still way below where it was just prior to the last recession, and U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to debt in a desperate attempt to make ends meet from month to month.

If you can believe it, consumers in the United States actually accumulated more new credit card debt during the 4th quarter of 2015 than they did during the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011 combined.

To me that is an absolutely staggering statistic, and it shows how late in the game it is.

Meanwhile, there have been a whole host of other signs in recent weeks that the U.S. economy has entered a major slowdown. The following list comes from one of my previous articles…

-The U.S. oil and rig count just dropped to the lowest level ever recorded

-One Houston CEO told employees that he was laying off that we have entered a “depression”

-It is being reported that 35 percent of all oil and gas companies around the world are at risk of falling into bankruptcy

-Unemployment in Canada just hit a three year high

-The number of job cuts in the United States skyrocketed 218 percent during the month of January according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas

-U.S. manufacturing activity has been in contraction for four months in a row

-U.S. factory orders have now fallen for 15 months in a row

-Subprime auto loan delinquencies have hit their highest level since the last recession

-Orders for Class 8 trucks in the United States dropped by 48 percent on a year over year basis in January

-The Restaurant Performance Index in the United States has dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since 2008

-Major retailers all over America are shutting down hundreds of stores

The mainstream media has access to all of those numbers too.

So why do they keep trying to convince us all that the economy is doing so well?

It doesn’t make any sense.

The truth is that we are in the midst of a long-term economic collapse that has been going on for decades and that appears to be accelerating once again.

And in particular, the middle class in America has been shouldering much of the pain. For the first time ever, the middle class is now a minority in the United States, and things get even worse for average American families with each passing year. Here is another list from one of my previous articles…

#1 This week we learned that for the first time ever recorded, middle class Americans make up a minority of the population. But back in 1971, 61 percent of all Americans lived in middle class households.

#2 According to the Pew Research Center, the median income of middle class households declined by 4 percent from 2000 to 2014.

#3 The Pew Research Center has also found that median wealth for middle class households dropped by an astounding 28 percent between 2001 and 2013.

#4 In 1970, the middle class took home approximately 62 percent of all income. Today, that number has plummeted to just 43 percent.

#5 There are still 900,000 fewer middle class jobs in America than there were when the last recession began, but our population has gotten significantly larger since that time.

#6 According to the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year.

#7 For the poorest 20 percent of all Americans, median household wealth declined from negative 905 dollars in 2000 to negative 6,029 dollars in 2011.

#8 A recent nationwide survey discovered that 48 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 believe that “the American Dream is dead”.

#9 At this point, the U.S. only ranks 19th in the world when it comes to median wealth per adult.

#10 Traditionally, entrepreneurship has been one of the engines that has fueled the growth of the middle class in the United States, but today the level of entrepreneurship in this country is sitting at an all-time low.

The Rest Of The Story Here

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Dr Jerome Corsi on the Alex Jones Show (Exposing The Lies)

Published on Mar 18, 2016
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On this Friday, March 18 edition of the Alex Jones Show, we look into the exploding surveillance state as Apple engineers threaten to quit if the government tries to force them to undermine encryption software. Journalist Dr. Jerome Corsi breaks down how the establishment is moving against Trump and we also look into why the globalists fear Trump. Additionally, we look into how leftist “anti-hate” activists are actually the most hateful people imaginable. Tune in!

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