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Fiscal Cliff Reality

Political Washington theater continues. Republicans and Democrats agreed years ago to erode America's social contract en route to eliminating it altogether. Crisis conditions create opportunities. Former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, explained. "You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste," he said. "What I mean by that is that's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." He did ...

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NY Stock Exchange Sold To Derivatives Company

The New York Stock Exchange called time on two centuries of independence on Thursday, agreeing to an $8.2bn takeover that will hand control of the icon of American capitalism to an Atlanta-based energy trader. The stock exchange's holding company, NYSE Euronext, has agreed to an offer of $33.12 a share in cash and stock from IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). ICE was founded in 2000, NYSE in 1817. The combined ...

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Central Banks Risk Bond Market Crash

  The joke is that the maximum volume is usually 10, but this one goes a stage higher. “Turning it up to 11” has since become a way of talking about extremes, or reaching beyond what is normally possible. I recite the origins of the term because, unlikely though it might seem, it recently cropped up in conversation with a senior Bank of England policymaker. In his view, monetary policy, not just in Bri ...

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Surviving Economic Calamity Through Creative Resistance

  Americans intuitively comprehend that something is radically wrong even if they don’t understand why it is happening or what caused the economic implosion and calamity. As the economic misery piles up and government becomes increasingly powerless to solve problems, folks are indeed justifiably scared and trembling as they comprehend that life as they know it is has never been more gravely threatened. ...

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Mainstream Media Realizes Big Banks Are Criminal Enterprises


 Alternative financial media have noted for years that: Fraud caused the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, and the economy will never recover until fraud is prosecuted Criminal fraud is the main business model adopted by the giant banks. See this Largely because they are out-of-control criminal enterprises, economy cannot recover unless the big banks are broken up. The Obama administration ...

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The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble

  The “fiscal cliff” is another hoax designed to shift the attention of policymakers, the media, and the attentive public, if any, from huge problems to small ones. The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts and tax increases in order to reduce the deficit by an insignificant amount over ten years if Congress takes no action itself to cut spending and to raise taxes. In other words, the “fiscal cliff” ...

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The Fed Central Bank Controls America

  Gold was down (at press time) $2.70 (-0.2%) for the week to $1,697.40, and silver was down $0.48 (-1.5%) to $32.59. GoldCore argued that gold’s decline was curious after “The Fed said that it will maintain ultra-loose monetary policies for the foreseeable future, and the Fed will in effect double the pace of dollar creation.” “Essentially, the US central bank now IS the market for US government debt, ...

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Iceland – How To Beat The Banksters

  The tiny Nordic European island country of iceland is presently experiencing one of the greatest economic comebacks of all time.  After the privatization of the banking sector completed in 200o, the economy was thrown into a tailspin when over a five year period,  private bankers borrowed 120 billion dollars (10 times the size of Iceland’s economy). A huge economic bubble was created, causing house p ...

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Debt-Money Is THE Fiscal Cliff

  "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." John Adams, 1816 A nation, and a world, that must pay interest to a private cartel to create its own money is not only under some monetary voodoo but is destined for bankruptcy and worse. Interest upon interest until the burden means inevitable and ruinous austerity, bankruptcy, ruin of democracy, and rev ...

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10 Signs We Live in a False Economy

  It's time to admit that we live in a false economy. Smoke and mirrors are used to make us believe the economy is real, but it's all an elaborate illusion. Out of one side of the establishment's mouth we hear excitement about "green shoots", and out of the other side comes breathless warnings of fiscal cliffs and the urgent need for unlimited bailouts by the Fed. We hear the people begging for jobs an ...

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