Friday, October 23, 2009

Debt Bombs To My Left, Debt Bombs To My Right, Everywhere I See Debt Bombs

I have previously said we are in the end phase of a long term credit cycle of this fractional reserve debt based money. Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy created non-interest bearing debt free money where the government created money freely without interest. If their currencies had survived their assassinations, we would have no 12 trillion dollar national debt today and no interest payments on the same. The Federal Reserve system was created in 1913 and gave our ability to create a currency away to a privately owned bank, The Federal Reserve System. Our currency has Federal Reserve Notes emblazoned upon it and not U.S. Banknotes. I have also explained many times that our system was designed to transfer money from those of us to work to those on Wall Street who have the right to print our money.

Video: Richard Belzer saying Kennedy wanted to get rid of the FED and that's why they Exploded His Head Belzer plays a detective on Law and Order SVU. Cousin of Henry Winkler ... Was friend of George Carlin. (Notes from

Audio Broadcast: Debt Bomb One In this broadcast Webster Tarpley who just returned from Iceland has said that a call for a debt moratorium issued by one of the progressive parties in their parliament has gained momentum. They have formed a parliamentary working group with two other parties including the more conservative Independents to discuss a five year debt moratorium on both principle and interest.

These debts in question were never agreed to by the people of Iceland. Several bankers from Iceland opened banks in England and when they collapsed Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the people of Iceland had to pay billions of dollars. The total amount owed is equal to the national output. This is a debt that cannot be paid. At some point a debt moratorium will have to be declared and this will spread to other countries very quickly. England, Holland, Germany and Austria will also have to declare bankruptcy.

Video: Debt Bomb Two - Michael Hudson reveals the advice he gave Latvia When the Latvians won their independence from the Soviet Union, they turned to Sweden, Germany and the European Union. Michael Hudson was head of a Committee of Experts who officially advised the Prime Minister who has already announced the first phase. Following Hudson's advice he said they would copy American mortgage bankruptcy law which limits the debt owed by the borrowers to the current value of the house. It is called jingle mail in American slang. You mail the keys to the bank, they take possession and sell your old home and cancel the remainder of your debts sending you through bankruptcy.

The Swedish banks want the Latvians to pay the complete principle and interest on their homes even though their homes have dropped 75% in value since last year. The Latvian GDP has declined 18.7% and their unemployment has risen to 18.3%.

The IMF and EU demand they sell or close half of all schools and hospitals and to also lay off half of all police officers. They have also been told to cut public employee wages by 40%. The EU also told the Latvians that they should close down their agriculture and textile industries so the Europeans can export food and clothes to them from EU surpluses.

Michael Hudson told the Latvians to take this fallback position. Print up a lot of their currency, the Latvian Lats, and use them to pay all foreign debts. If this happened, Swedish banks would die overnight. Other countries would follow the Latvians and within a week we would see major countries defaulting on their debts. We would see a Depression far worse than 1929.

Audio: Debt Bomb Three - Predictable World Crisis in January 2010 Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talked about the increase of the number of home foreclosures from 2.5 million to 3.5 million. They also said the banks have a lot of delinquent home loans. Some people have not made any payments for up to eighteen months. I heard some months ago that only one third of bad mortgages have been sent into foreclosure.

Max said the banks did not send these loans into foreclosure because they wanted to convert their Bailout loot into bonuses. Sometime in January of 2010 Max expects the banks to foreclose on enough homes to create another crisis. Stacy pointed out that a lot of these bad mortgages have been bought by the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke cannot show up to foreclose on your house. That will reveal the game is over. Max said the bankers will go to Washington in 2010 and try to get ten or twenty trillion dollars in Bailouts so they can have another around of bonuses.

Max speculated that the White House and the Congress will be so unpopular that they will create a virtual White House where the House and the Senate can vote over the web from secured walled communities in the south of France or elsewhere. It will be too dangerous for them to actually set foot inside the US. As I have said before, Americans have been buying 50,000,000 bullets a day for a year for a reason.

Max talked about corporate insiders selling their stock. He said governments and Hedge funds are buying gold. Max asked the question: At what price will envy drive most Americans to buy gold? Max and Stacy said the price would be $2,000 before the general public buys. Max said he expects the price of gold to go to $1,250 without a major correction. Few Americans own gold, When the general public owns gold, the price will go from $2,000 to $3,000 or $4,000. He said expects the shoe shine man to show us his gold coin he bought yesterday at $4,000 from Jim Rogers and it has already gone to $4,020. He will think he is getting rich.

The key point here is that the banks have trillions upon trillions of dollars in toxic debts they will reveal to us early next year. The Congress is talking about a Second Stimulus bill of two with a 2 trillion price tag at a time when tax collections are dropping like a rock.

Nobody is going to loan us that money. The Federal Reserve will print trillions of dollars and the IMF will come to us as they did to Latvia. Cut Social Security and Medicare in half. Sell or close half of your schools, parks, hospitals, sewers and water systems.

Debt Bomb Number Four Video: Trading Bombs The stocks of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and the Royal Bank of Scotland were shorted by naked selling of millions of shares immediately prior to their collapse. If these trading bomb attacks continue, we could lose some more key international companies. Bankers do not make things and grow food. All Wall Street knows how to do is to set of trading bombs to make money. Consider this alarming recent news from England: Lloyds short-selling doubles as traders predict share collapse

Debt Bomb Number Five. In 2003 John Williams of said that if the federal government used Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)we would have to set aside money today sufficient to meet future obligations. If we did that and raised our tax rate to 100% of everyone's income with no exemptions, Williams said we would still not raise enough money to balance our budget.

Look at the evidence of this case Returning from China last month, U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk told Fox News China is beginning to cancel Congress's credit card. This $17 Trillion Divorce Won’t Be a Pretty One:

Any unpayable debt is a Debt Bomb. When, not if, the Debt Bomb explodes, the bankers will attempt to send America into a fire sale receivership where all of our public, assets, such as, schools, parks, roads, water, sewers and hospitals will be sold to Wall Street and foreign corporations. That is their dream and our nightmare.

THAT WILL NOT WORK IN AMERICA. We have nuclear weapons and we have the most heavily armed citizenry in the history of the world. Plus we have a history of rebellion. And we have the Internet. I have heard many discussions of late that we should just pay taxes to our state governments and not send any money at all to Washington. We would void the national debt. I would prefer to look at the owners of the national debt and create money sufficient to pay some of the individuals and pension funds.

Video: Too Many Loopholes in Financial Reform 10/16/09

Video: The Firm of Goldman, Sachs, and, SEC For some reason this man uses strong language to denounce the SEC for hiring a 29 year-old Goldman Sachs executive to become their COO.

Barney Frank's Bad Loans Many of the loans the F.H.A. insured in 2007 and last year are now turning delinquent, agency officials acknowledge. The loans made in those two years are performing “far worse” than newer loans, dragging down the whole portfolio, Mr. Stevens of the F.H.A. said in an interview. The number of F.H.A. mortgage holders in default is 410,916, up 76 percent from a year ago, when 232,864 were in default, according to agency data.

Geithner, Summers, Bair on Wall Street Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivered this eye-brow-raising comment: “We’ve got unsustainable deficits over a five- to 10-year window.” ... The US government, however, owns stakes in about 600 banks, two car companies, has effectively nationalized an insurance conglomerate, AIG, and has nationalized housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both of which have combined balance sheets veering toward half the GDP of the US, once off balance sheet items are included ... At the same time, the Federal Reserve is propping up the mortgage and consumer borrowing markets in an effort to keep rates low with massive purchases of debt securities. Estimates show that the Fed is on track to own 17% of the $10.4 tn market for mortgage debt securities, Treasury debt, and debt issued by Fannie and Freddie ... Top economist Stephen Roach, now chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia said, “there is no exit strategy” ... “we’re stuck” in a hamster wheel of “bubbles perpetuating bubbles”

LatAm leftists tackle dollar with new currency

A Rare Glimpse Into The Fed's Discount Window Courtesy Of The Brewing Lehman-Barclays Scandal While it appears that Barclays will soon have to part with $5 billion (or more) to satisfy the increasingly loud chorus of people who claim the bank managed to literally steal Lehman's assets in those torrid days after the Lehman collapse, we use this opportunity to pore through a goldmine of just unsealed documentation to present some rare glimpses into the Federal Reserve's garbage laden balance sheet.

Free Fall: Dollar May Drop 20% More, Harvard’s Ferguson Says Professor Niall Ferguson is a member of the Bilderberg Society and is said to represent the Rothschilds so this would confirm the decision to devalue the dollar. And then there is this: Peterson Institute for International Economics: US Dollar is Overvalued against China’s Yuan by about 40% No think tank is better connected to the American elite than the Peterson Institute for International Economics. These two articles would confirm Max Keiser's prediction that foreign central banks will not intervene to buy dollars and short gold. The dollar will continue to drop until we stop importing oil and we export something people overseas want. As I have said before, a quick way to change things would be to release all the scientific breakthroughs made by our secret research facilities since they took Tesla's labs, experiments and notes almost seven decades ago.

In Hawaii, school's out for recession Hawaii is hard hit by the recession-Depression as is almost everyone. Latvia was told by the IMF and the EU to close and sell half of their schools and hospitals. Fire half of the police. And to cut government wages 40%. Now we see America headed towards the same future.

Daley: City Managers To Take Nearly Five Weeks Off Thousands Of City Workers To Take 24 Unpaid Days In 2010 a $550 million budget deficit

Higher jobless rates could be new normal Industries that previously jump started employment aren’t able to this time

Video: Dylan Ratigan Discusses Obama's Purported Secret Agenda "Goldman Sachs is becoming the bogeyman of this administration the way the Carlyle Group used to be used as a sledgehammer against the Bush administration. It's a fascinating narrative that is developing and one that this administration better be very nervous about as well as Goldman Sachs." I would say we reach our conclusion that Obama is deliberately trying to destroy America and the dollar by analyzing his behavior (i.e. his economic and political policies.)

Government Tax Receipts Down 20 Percent Year over Year: Wall Street Banks Earning Billions. The Unsustainable Economy

U.S. Dollar Sendoff Stock Market Rally: Dow up 56% from Bottom in U.S. Dollars but up only 31% in Euros. How a Crashing Currency Hides Actual Trends. Over 40 Ounces of Gold Needed to Purchase Dow Index in 2000. Today 9.4 Ounces of Gold will buy the Dow Index. Oil is up 128% from March low.

>How To Stop The Pretending Congress exercised its "power" to extort a change in FASB regulations that made legal intentional and willful misrepresentation of asset values. In effect what Congress did was allow banks to take their $10 bills and use a sharpie marker to add a zero to the denomination - literally -when held in the "asset" bucket. As Mark Hanson of Hanson Advisors has pointed out repeatedly in his mortgage update (he specializes in California Real Estate) 70% of dollar value of second mortgages is in the bubble states, and in September of this year alone the average deficiency between mortgage outstanding value and home value on foreclosures was $200,000.

Pay No Attention to the 140 P/E Behind the Curtain Yes folks, it’s time to dust off those party hats… It’s Dow 10,000 time! Pay no attention to anything else folks. Especially not the S&P 500 P/E ratio… As of Oct 7, The S&P P/E Ratio is 140.82. Yep, 140!!! This isn’t my data; this is directly from the New York Fed.

Einhorn bets on major currency 'death spiral' Greenlight Capital is betting on the possibility of a major currency collapse and a surge in interest rates

These two short pieces are from Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge: Intraday Market Observations - All Dollar Hope Abandon Ye Who Enter
The carry trade in full force as the dollar keeps hitting new lows. (The Carry Trade means Hedge Funds borrow in dollars and invest overseas. It is shorting the dollar and driving down its value.) Rumors Of The Dollar's Demise Have Not Been Greatly Exaggerated sell dollars, buy everything else. It is no surprise that stocks are trading where they are courtesy of an insane printing press operator and it being the third lowest volume day of the year,

China's US-debt holdings drop Japan's government has changed. The new government has said they want to protect the value of their US Treasury bonds.

Bernanke Gone Berserk! Bank Reserves Explode! Fact #1. Up until the day Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of last year, it took the Fed a total 5,012 days — 13 years and 8 months — to double the cash currency and reserves in the coffers of U.S. banks. In contrast, after the Lehman Brothers collapse, it took Bernanke’s Fed only 112 days to double the size of U.S. bank reserves. He accelerated the pace of bank reserve expansion by a factor of 45 to 1. (Click here for the proof.)

Address On Iceland &The IMF, Debt Delivered by Birgitta Jonsdottir of The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament, October 5, 2009 Jonsdottir is a member of Iceland's parliament and is part of a three party working group including the far left and the far right exploring a debt moratorium. The debts in question were created by the failure of a private bank with branches in England and Holland. The government of Iceland was unlawfully assigned the losses of one private bank by Gordon Brown. The debts are equal to the total Icelandic GDP.

Morgan Stanley fears global central banks will 'monetise' public debts

Congressman John Lewis: 4-year-olds are getting federal tax credits for buying homes He is black which I suppose is why he has not been accused of being an angry white male.

Record Treasury Supply On Deck: $116 Billion In Bond Issues, $182 Billion Total; Will Debt Ceiling Be Breached Next Week?

Video Stewart Rhodes of Oathkeepers On MSNBC - Hardball with Chris Matthews

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Want To Stop America's Wars? Buy Gold!!

It is way past time for all men and women of conscience who oppose war, whether we be from the Left, the Right or in between, to unite and to act decisively to stop America's never ending wars. We never really finished the war in Iraq which was an absolute disaster. We did kill more than one million innocent civilians. Now we are expanding the war in Afghanistan. We have more troops and mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan today than one year ago.

Currently, there is a debate in Washington about the future of troop levels in Afghanistan. Rahm Emanuel is opposed to more regular US military personnel, but he does want to increase the number of men dedicated to targeted assassinations. No surprise there. Emanuel was probably decisive in selecting Stanley McChrystal to be commander of US troops there. He was head of Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008 which specialized in targeted assassinations.

Max Keiser has given everyone in the world who opposes war a call to action. You don't have to march on Washington or to subject yourself to LRADS.

Max Keiser was in good form in his latest radio broadcast. MAX SAID ALL WE HAVE TO DO TO STOP AMERICA'S WARS IS TO BUY GOLD!

In previous shows he said that as soon as gold hits $1,500 an ounce the American Empire will grind to a halt. Instead of risking being beaten by cops and soldiers at protest rallies people around the world should have bought gold. In fact after the famous article by Robert Fisk: The demise of the dollar. Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading Max Keiser was interviewed by Russia Today and said he verified the story from his own contacts in Paris and the Mideast. Max also said (Video) that one of the motives behind the decision on the part of the Arabs, the Chinese and the Russians was that they refused to finance American military aggression through credit.

How long will it take for us to stop all of these wars? It could happen before Christmas of 2009. Wouldn't it be nice for Christians around the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus by not having to fear another American war.

In related news: The Germans have begun a world wide movement questioning whether or not the COMEX (The NY Commodity Exchange) has all the commodities it claims to have. In the summer of 2009 they took all of their gold that had been on deposit in New York and London back to Germany. They convinced the Swiss to do the same. There has long been a question about whether or not there is any gold in Fort Knox or, if there is some gold there, has the US government either leased it or given it all to Goldman Sachs and J P Chase?

It seems that the Big Six banks (which includes Barclays, Chase and Goldman) are allowed by COMEX to sell millions of ounces of gold they do not have. All this is a vain effort to drive down the price of gold. Some or all of the gold at Fort Knox could have gone to Bail Out the Lords of Wall Street for earlier criminal activities. Covering bad and illegal COMEX losses might be one reason why Ben Bernanke refuses to tell the Congress what he has done with the two trillion dollars he has created in the past year.

Max said something else the world really needs to pay attention to. He said that he will interview Michael Hudson next week on his TV show which you can see (here next week.) You might want to bookmark Max's website so you can see his future video broadcasts and listen to his radio shows.

Max said Michael Hudson is in Latvia and advising them on their economic debacle. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the EU have told the Latvians to cut their National Health service budget in half amongst other draconian roll backs so they can pay interest to the bankers. There have been similar though less drastic calls made by IMF members against England.

Michael Hudson told the Latvians to refuse to pay the IMF in Euros which are worth much more than the dollar. Instead he advised them to print up tons of their currency (the Lat) and say here is all the money you will get from us.

If they follow this policy, other eastern European nations, Iceland and a lot of other nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America will follow their lead. The first banks to go would be in Austria, but they would all go. All currencies and all banks would be at risk. All we would have left would be canned food, gold and silver.

Yes. Times would be hard. I am sure Max would agree with me that times will be hard even if we do not buy gold. But, if we all work together and raise the price of gold to $1,500 an ounce, we would not have any more American wars. We might have an American revolution but at least our National Guard would be fighting on American soil and not in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

An Open Letter To Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dear Sir, As I write this Open Letter, I note that today is your birthday. I am writing to you because hundreds of millions of men, women and children in America and in other nations might not be able to celebrate their next birthday if you and other U.S. military officers and enlisted personnel do not take their oaths of enlistment seriously. You graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968 and took this oath.

"I, Michael Glenn Mullen, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

A military man or woman can live a peaceful and uneventful life for ten or more years before being called into action to defend America or the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Destiny has called on you at this time in our history as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to defend America from those enemies domestic and foreign who would solve their problems real or imaginary by starting World War III within days or months.

There is no reason to launch another war by attacking Iran ostensibly to stop the Iranian nuclear project. You are aware that Iran has offered to ship enriched uranium to Russia for refinement where French technicians would turn it into fuel rods. There is now not even a possibility that the Iranians could ever develop a nuclear weapon. The Iranians have signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) and allowed nuclear inspections from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA.) Israel has refused both to sign the NNPT and to allow inspections even though requested to do so by the United Nations.

As you know, both the incoming and outgoing Director General of the IAEA have said the Iranians have no nuclear weapons program. The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) which is compiled by 16 different American intelligence agencies has said under the administrations of Presidents Bush and Obama that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program.

There is no reason for either the United States or Israel to attack Iran and launch World War III. If the Iranians cut off oil exports from the Persian Gulf, our dollar would collapse as Americans struggled to pay $300 or more for a barrel of oil. We would have to cut federal spending by 46% because foreigners would refuse to buy Treasury bonds denominated in a worthless currency.

We would instantaneously go from a recession to a Global Depression far worse than 1929-1939. There would be food riots in every major American city. And things would get far worse as we tried to fight World War III overseas without any financing while American civil society collapsed on the homefront. I therefore conclude that anyone who gets America into a war against Iran unnecessarily is an enemy of both the American people and of all humanity.

The men and women under your command in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf would likely have to forfeit their lives for no apparent good reason. American military officers and enlisted personnel did not take an oath to sacrifice their own lives so our domestic and foreign enemies can kill millions of innocent people in foreign lands with no coherent and believable reason to do so.

What I would ask you and your fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to do is to remember your oaths of enlistment and to tell the Israelis and their supporters in the United States that you will force down and, if need be, shoot down all Israeli refueling jets if the Israelis attack Iran. That means the ninety plus Israeli aircraft attacking Iran will either have to return to their bases in Israel or to sacrifice all of their planes and pilots. The Department of Defense has refused to give the Israelis the refueling jets they requested precisely because they do see an attack on Iran as being extremely dangerous and completely irresponsible.

There are hundreds of millions of people all over the world who will thank you and your fellow officers and the enlisted personnel who serve with you if you can give the world the time it needs to heal its wounds by canceling World War III.

I thank you for reading this letter and for giving serious consideration to the fact that it is within your power and responsibility as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to defend our nation and our military personnel against all enemies foreign and domestic.

I would ask every sane person who does not want to see World War III begin in days if not months to circulate this letter as widely as possible to support the Joint Chiefs of Staff and their fellow officers and enlisted men and women. They are in a position to just say No to the otherwise certain destruction of the world we knew. They need our thanks, our praise and our prayers as they face a battle that will require as much courage and fortitude as any the American military has fought since 1776.