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The Federal Reserve's 'Exit Strategy' is Just More Monetary Manipulation
May 14, 2013
The recent media reports that the Federal Reserve has devised an "exit strategy" to reverse their nearly $3 trillion increase of the money supply over the last several years shows that the monetary central planners remain wedded to the philosophy of "fine-tunin ...
What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi
May 13, 2013
Congressional hearings, White House damage control, endless op-eds, accusations and defensive denials. Controversy over the events in Benghazi last September took center stage in Washington and elsewhere last week. However, the whole discussion is again more of ...
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IRS Scandal: What Does the US Congress Expect?
May 11, 2013
Scandal. The IRS has been targeting US constitutionalists for further scrutiny by tagging certain names. This is a big deal. Unlike other IRS problems throughout the years, this one features not just individual "enemies" but also a broad cross section of US cit ...
Symptoms Don't Lie
May 11, 2013
A good doctor will not simply make a diagnosis based on measurements. The symptoms and complaints expressed by the patient are at least as important in making a determination as the data provided by diagnostic tools. When the data says one thing and the symptom ...
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Karl Marx, the Once 'Anti-Communist,' Who Brought Socialist Ruin to the World
May 09, 2013
Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in the German Rhineland town of Trier, and died on March 14, 1883 in London. It is worth recalling, also, that there was a time when Marx was an anti-communist. It is said that by its fruit you will know the tree. The last one ...
The Blue Light
May 09, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "The Blue Light." Here's a bit of the transcript: "As you know, I was in litigation for approximately 11 years and it was all civil litigation relating to my company. In the beginning we went throug ...
More Environmentalist Confusions
May 08, 2013
The New York Observer reported in its April 15, 2013, issue (B 1) that Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Christie's in New York City to hold a "major philanthropic auction." I am not interested in the details, which appear to me a kind of kiss-up to fellow c ...
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Germany Under Pressure to Create Money
May 08, 2013
Currently, central banks around the world are walking in lock step down a dangerous path of money creation. Led by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, economic policy is driven by the idea that printed money can be the true basis of growth. The result is ...
The Greatest Lie the Fed Ever Told
May 07, 2013
Public life bumbles along under a combination of false pretenses and self-imposed delusions. At the start of last week, it was widely reported that US central bankers had gone as far as they were willing to go. There were voices in the Fed, said the news, urgin ...
Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles
May 06, 2013
Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy. It was a disappointing, but not surprising, move. The Fed affirmed that it is prepar ...
The Financial Press: A Disinformation Machine
May 06, 2013
Dave Kranzler of Golden Returns Capital declares the April payroll jobs report that was released on May 3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be "fictitious." Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) says both the jobs report and unemployment rate are "non ...
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Nigel Farage and His UKIP Party Win Big in Britain Once More
May 04, 2013
Big news. Drudge is featuring the news prominently – and it is certainly noteworthy. It looks like British voters are going to have a choice once more. Bully for them. Picking between Labour and the Tories over the past decades (post-Thatcher) has probably be ...
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The Great Gold Redemption
May 03, 2013
The most puzzling part of the investment business is seeing how the vast and largely economically illiterate masses interpret any given piece of news. Take the recent gold selloff: many large players were motivated to sell by news that Cyprus will have to liqui ...
The Power of Local
May 02, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "The Power of Local." Here's a bit of the transcript: "I always say that my neighborhood or my county is the molecule, if the body's made up of molecules, and to understand the body we need to under ...
Government Regulations Revisited
May 01, 2013
You might not think it considering my relentless concerns about the growing power of government, but I am not a pessimist. There are many areas of life where liberty is making advances - e.g., gays are no longer being so persistently harassed by government and ...
Another Nail in the Neocon Coffin
May 01, 2013
The recent opening of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity was a watershed moment in American history. There has never been anything quite like it. Ideologically diverse, the Ron Paul Institute reaches out to all Americans, and indeed to people all o ...
Liberty Was Also Attacked in Boston
April 29, 2013
Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down. These ...
Recovery for the 7 Percent
April 29, 2013
"From the end of the recession in 2009 through 2011 (the last year for which Census Bureau wealth data are available), the 8 million households in the U.S. with a net worth above $836,033 saw their aggregate wealth rise by an estimated $5.6 trillion, while the ...
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The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever – and the VESTS Solution
April 27, 2013
Uber financial investigative journalist Matt Taibbi has discovered what we too realized when we began to scrutinize the financial industry. In his latest article, he writes, "Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever." The article's cut line i ...
Changing the Conversation
April 27, 2013
Don Draper, Mad Men's master advertiser likes to say "when you don't like what they are saying, change the conversation." When it comes to the current economic weakness, which was confirmed again today by the release of lower than expected GDP data, Washington ...
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How to Get the US Economy Going Again
April 26, 2013
I am reading a great deal of alarming information regarding impending economic collapse in the US. I feel sure that most of the predictions I read are based on facts, and ought to scare the living daylights out of all readers. What I fail to see is an explanati ...
Trusted Sources
April 25, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "Trusted Sources." Here's a bit of the transcript: "The first place you should go for good, trustworthy information is to yourself. What I find is most people have very good intuition if they will u ...
Public Choice Theory is Overlooked
April 24, 2013
Whenever public officials promise to manage affairs of state, I am baffled how they fail to pay heed to public choice theory. This is the idea for which the late, great James Buchanan, earned his Nobel Prize (an idea he developed with his friend and colleague G ...
The Recovery That Never Happened
April 23, 2013
Gold seemed to be stabilizing at the end of last week. Commodities remained weak. Steel has fallen 31% this year. Brent crude is off 17% since early February. And copper is down 15%. Copper is the metal you need to make almost anything – houses, cars, electro ...
Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty
April 22, 2013
This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of "safety." Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding federal "backgroun ...
Japan Steps into the Void
April 22, 2013
In the years following the global financial crisis, economists and investors have gotten very comfortable with very high, and seemingly persistent, government debt. The nonchalance may be underpinned by the assumption that globally significant countries that ca ...
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Rand Is the Man To Enhance the GOP Base
April 22, 2013
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." – Ronald Reagan Romney lost the 2012 elections not only because he was a poor candidate choice for the GOP but more importantly because the Republican lead ...
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US 'Decline' Ending or Just Beginning?
April 20, 2013
Global analyst Ian Bremmer has written a provocative new editorial posted at Reuters.com on "the end of the American Decline." We've commented on some of Bremmer's ideas before because he's a youthful "big thinker" who has received a lot of publicity for severa ...
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Who Said the Hydra Would Take It Lying Down
April 19, 2013
... while its several heads were being chopped off one-by-one? I have never appealed to the so-called conspiracy theories in trying to explain the strange world of fluctuations in the price of monetary metals. But neither have I ever said that the fiat-money Hy ...
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4-12 PSYOPS
April 18, 2013
On the website wikipedia.org, under PSYOPS, the abbreviation used for "Psychological Operations" in government circles, we find: "PSYOPS [....] Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience's value systems, belief s ...
The Corruption of Individual Rights
April 17, 2013
Whenever a good idea surfaces, there will surely be many who will try to hitch their wagon to it filled with corrupt versions that aim to serve numerous purposes having little to do with the original good idea. One example is the idea of individual natural huma ...
America's Ruling Troika
April 17, 2013
Who rules America today? Not the people; they have been vanquished. America is ruled today by a collectivist Troika – an Executive-Congressional Combine, Judicial Oligarchs, and a Corporatist Banking Cartel – who have as much concern for the resplendent pri ...
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Gold in the Crosshairs
April 16, 2013
In the opening years of the last decade, most mainstream investors sat on the sidelines while "tin hat" goldbugs rode the bull market from below $300 to just over $1,000 per ounce. But following the 2008 financial crisis, when gold held up better than stocks du ...
Why Can't We All Travel To Cuba?
April 15, 2013
Earlier this month, entertainers Jay-Z and Beyoncé were given a license by the US government to travel to Cuba. Because it is not otherwise legal for Americans to travel to Cuba, this trip was only permitted as a "cultural exchange" by the US Treasury Departme ...
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Introducing the Updated 4th Edition of the Book That Helped to Change the Internet
April 13, 2013
The latest edition of High Alert is available and you ought to read it. Over six years ago now, we introduced the book that has helped change the Internet. Ron Paul has said about High Alert, "High Alert should be read by everyone who wishes to educate themselv ...
No Difference in Ideology and Values
April 13, 2013
When you consider what is the difference between the ideology of North Korea and that of the U.S.A., it is difficult to say. In practical terms, of course, the U.S.A. is still largely individualistic but our leaders, especially President Obama, embraces a rheto ...
Of Bubbles and Bitcoins
April 11, 2013
The newest invention in monetary affairs are the so-called Bitcoins. Their creators and promoters explain them as follows: 'Bitcoins are digital money. They are transferred person to person through Internet without going a bank or a clearinghouse, so they are i ...
A State of Amusement
April 11, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "A State of Amusement." Here's a bit of the transcript: We're in a situation where we've been operating for 500 years in a financial model. I call it the Central Banking Warfare model. So imagine if ...
Public Museums and Censorship
April 10, 2013
Is there a difference between censorship and selectivity? In a private gallery or museum the owners or curators must always be selective. There isn't infinite, unlimited room available to place all the art that might be exhibited. Good judgment is part of the j ...
Why Money Printing Makes You Poorer
April 10, 2013
We can barely catch our breath. We can't stop laughing. Last week, Japan announced that it would undertake a bold and radical experiment. After 23 years of on-again, off-again deflation, the new government decided it had had enough of things getting cheaper. Th ...
Cypriot Chaos Assists EU Centralization
April 09, 2013
Remarks by members of the European Union's elite suggesting that banking deposit seizures may become standard practice appear to have heightened the risk of a European bank run and perhaps even a catastrophic collapse of the euro. Any threat to the euro is a th ...
Emulate Ron Paul
April 08, 2013
This talk was delivered to the Alabama state convention of Young Americans for Liberty in Auburn, Alabama, on April 6, 2013. I've had the privilege of knowing Ron Paul for 37 years. I worked as his chief of staff during his early years in Congress, and he playe ...
Homeschooling: The Future of Liberty
April 08, 2013
A common feature of authoritarian regimes is the criminalization of alternatives to government-controlled education. Dictators recognize the danger that free thought poses to their rule, and few things promote the thinking of "unapproved" thoughts like an educa ...
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Offshore Banking and the Shadow of the Gallows …
April 06, 2013
Is it over? This is an issue I want to address today because it has not been adequately reported by the mainstream media. Listen closely and you will hear shrieks of silent, psychic pain emanating from luxurious apartments and boardrooms around the world. The w ...
The Stockman Backlash
April 05, 2013
This week, while economists should have been closely considering the implications of the actual bankruptcy of Stockton, California, they instead heaped scorn on the perceived ideological bankruptcy of David Stockman. In other words, Stockman trumped Stockton. R ...
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The Assault On Gold
April 05, 2013
For Americans, financial and economic Armageddon might be close at hand. The evidence for this conclusion is the concerted effort by the Federal Reserve and its dependent financial institutions to scare people away from gold and silver by driving down their pri ...
A Regulatory Illusion
April 04, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is much in the news these days given that Europe is convulsed first by monetary incompetence and then by IMF-oriented "austerity." As these pages show regularly, the IMF has ambitions of becoming a global central bank of la ...
The Mom and Pop Predicament
April 04, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "The Mom and Pop Predicament." Here's a bit of the transcript: I find there's a real effort now to blame Mom and Pop USA for what's happening and it's one of the most frustrating things for me. Yes, ...
Flying High on Borrowed Wings
April 03, 2013
After selling off an astounding 56% between October of 2007 and March 2009, the S&P 500 has staged a rally for the ages, surging 120% and recovering all of its lost ground too. This stunning turnaround certainly qualifies as one of the more memorable, and unusu ...
Holding Your Nose for Principles
April 03, 2013
One of the difficulties with standing on principle is that often one is defending them when they are practiced by bad people. Or when bad conduct is involved. In both kinds of cases one may have no sympathy at all for the specifics but still finds it important ...
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