Posts Tagged ‘banks

20
Jul
11

The solution to the economic crisis

With all the doom-laden media braying constantly about our terrible economies it is easy to forget that our financial system is only one of many that have existed over time, some of which were very efficient at avoiding every one of the problems we are being submerged with – by design – today. A lot of people are working on extremely effective alternative financial systems, but unsurprisingly the Rothschild and Murdock owned press act as though they don’t exist, never report on them, and thus help maintain the terrible system their paymasters have put into place. The truth is the current system of international finance is an expensive farce that benefits a minute minority, and concentrates worldwide power in the most unsavoury hands known to mankind to the detriment of everyone and just about everything. Anyone who does not understand that has obviously not been living on the same planet as the rest of us the last few years – or prefers staying in a comfortable delusional state rather than accept the reality of the ridiculously wasteful and dehumanising systems inflicted on us increasingly every day. However, luckily there are plenty of brave individuals out there who have a total understanding of this and are doing their utmost to promote more equitable systems, despite being hindered at every stage by the financial oligarchy and the political minions who have allowed them to achieve such obscene levels of power.

Probably one of the most succinct and brilliant explanations of a tried and tested system that reintroduces fairness into the marketplace while at the same time stimulating hugely the economy and castrating the parasitic international banks, is that of soft-spoken monetary genius Richard Cook. His “Cook Plan” is the result of three decades of careful reflection while working in the heart of the White House treasury department, where he had a unique position to grasp the intricate workings of national and international finance.

His work is of striking pertinence today. He has reinforced each aspect with the help of a multitude of other economists and monetary reformers worldwide.

I strongly recommend watching this 2 hour series of videos where Richard Cook manages to condense two centuries of economic history, clear and concise explanations of many of the terms and mechanisms of economics that are essential but far too many people ignore, and finally explain the simplest, highly ethical solutions that would stop this entire artificial economic crisis – and the untold suffering associated with it – immediately. If you only want to put up with one economy lesson in your life – let it be this one !

It is divided into 6 parts each covering a high density of information, so try to find a moment when you are clear and focused to watch it. Then spread the video to anyone you know with half a brain, and start pestering your elected “representatives” to pass legislation that would rapidly transform society into a far more equitable place, at no cost except to faceless international institutions who would lose their ill-earned sinecure.

The plan was proposed to the G-20 a few years ago backed by the signatures of many prominent economists and was ignored, unsurprisingly.

The same thing happened when it was presented to the US congress.

It’s high time for a change. That change can only come from the people.

To think there are a number of alternative systems out there that are almost as good, and we have to put up with the current can of worms run by a small number of soulless yes-men and psychopaths for their selfish interests who are devouring the planet while doing their best to line their pockets with our collective futures.

It must be understood that there are monetary and economic systems that make the kind of rampant abuse prevailant today almost impossible. Here is one of them:

Part One:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3p48upXJaA&feature=related

Part Two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKJhlnhcs8c&feature=related

Part Three:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkUYHXvQp1s&feature=related

Part Four:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6sZI2Nm_Do&feature=related

Part Five:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l45BFD3ARHE&feature=related#

Part Six:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_QgQzy_rus&feature=related

01
Nov
09

Bailout money spent on cluster bombs – EU taxes spent on “golden shower”

I thought I would have a quick look around at the innovative ways our government “leaders” and international financiers were finding to invest all the money we have given them to sort out our many woes. So what notable items have hit the press in the last week or so ?

Let’s start with all that bailout money… You know, in Europe the three trillion Euros that were given to banks over the last couple of years that were supposed to stimulate loans, etc… to restart the economy. Well, not only have banks refrained from making loans more accessible to the little people – quite the contrary in fact – they have used most of the bailout money to buy other weaker banks, thus consolidating power across the whole financial sector, giving them even more powerful monopolies to exploit more effectively the rest of us. Vast sums have been spent on buying real estate and businesses at rock-bottom recession prices all over Europe and the US. Huge assets and ressources have changed hands the world over and are owned by a smaller and smaller group of oligarchs, while, as usual, the people at the bottom of the social scale are left with barely the shirts on their backs.

Just to add insult to injury – and later injury to insult – the world’s biggest banks have just loaned 20 billion to weapons manufacturers to build cluster bombs ! These horrendous weapons are in the process of being banned because they result in the deaths of far more women and children than enemy soldiers, due to their propensity to lie around waiting to be stepped on for decades after being dropped – they are extensively used by all of our “peacemongering” powers because not only do they slaughter “soft targets” when dropped, they also act as a minefield until cleared through a lengthy and dangerous process. They cause many infant deaths and disabilities because they look like pretty colourful ping-pong balls, so kids pick them up, usually losing at least an arm in the process. Soon to be used in a neighbourhood near you…

According to this Oxfam report, irresponsible arms sales are so prevalent and destructive to developing countries that the result is them not attaining their development goals, thus staying in absolute poverty and continuing to be a burden on the international community.

More absolute proof that these entities will in no way help humanity evolve towards a civilised and advanced civilisation, from it’s current thinly disguised feudal state, as long as they can make billions from death, suffering and control.

We are currently told that by installing vast bureaucracies in the US and Europe will be the cure-all for all our problems, that the vast sums of money amassed by these institutions allow them to act on the macro-scale for the benefit of all, and keep the banks in line while they are at it. Unfortunately the numbers seem to contradict them very regularly. The EU for example, that from the very beginning has used vast amounts of tax payer’s money to promote it’s own existance (illegal for a political party in any country, but the EU is above the law, because now it IS the law !) seems to have a history of squandering public funds. Take, for example the latest scandal in France, where a previous president is up for massive corruption as a backdrop, and the current “Emperor Sarko” has just been caught wasting millions of EU funds, including 250,000 pounds sterling on a “presidential shower” he never even used…

How can anyone believe for one minute that these soulless, self-serving parasites can help us at all ? The world is in need of societal and economic change of an extreme nature in order to avoid a new Dark Ages and neo-feudalism that these organisations are all pushing us into with gleeful enthusiam.

The simplest solutions (that will not be implemented of course by them) to keep these modern day ogres in check:

– Create a “citizen oversight” body – including a training structure – with a pool of anonymous auditors allocated randomly to ALL the different organisms, banks, NGO’s etc and regularly rotated to avoid corruption. Fully using internet and database technology, such a body could be set up very fast. Many jobs would be created as a side effect…

– Introduce a global “ethics tax” (everything else is taxed – why is a Tobin tax resisted so adamantly ?). Simply put, when the oversight body determines a bank loan is being given for destructive reasons (armament, etc…) it should incur a massive tax, to compensate the destruction of ressources, society and progress. In a similar way, projects that are determined to be totaly positive for humanity should receive tax breaks and even subsidies or free credit – payed for by the previous tax.

The result would be a reversal of the current ethics of money. Benefitting mankind and the planet would be rewarded and lead to huge profits. Death and destruction could still be meeted out by those that revel in it, but it would be a hell of a lot harder for the psychopaths to generate a profit from their fun !

So voila ! Don’t let anyone tell me that the solutions to most of our global problems are not simple and cheap – it is the will to apply them for the benefit of the general public that is totaly lacking.

Our current economic system is so destructive, costly in human and environmental terms, and downright evil, we can hardly do worse !

Hence my call to start a global peaceful insurgency movement to pressure the big boys into doing something benevolent for a change – if they are actually capable of it – something I’m starting to doubt. Otherwise they’ll have to go…

17
Oct
09

Why a global financial collapse and how to survive it

I’m going to write a post on each important forecast of the Web Bot project over the next few days. These issues are so important that it is a good idea to have a look at their real probabilities of coming to pass.

So let’s start with the forecast collapse of the dollar, leading to systemic collapse of the whole economic system, or at least the Anglo-American part of it – which should severely affect everyone worldwide.

If you haven’t read it already, this post contains very good links and explanations – the comments are interesting too:

https://sirburton.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/were-all-doomed/

Originally today I was going to write another long, convoluted post with all sorts of links and documents, but this morning I stumbled upon an article that goes far to explain the reasons behind the continuing US economic collapse that can be readily expanded to understand our worldwide predicament. It also touches on some of the solutions possible to reinvent markets where value is not continually destroyed in the current devious manner. One thing that the mainstream media never seems to mention are the numerous other monetary and economic systems mankind has developed over time that actually benefit everyone participating. And then they claim to “inform” people…

http://www.richardccook.com/2009/11/17/review-of-thomas-grecos-the-end-of-money-and-the-future-of-civilization/

I find it quite encouraging that many deadly serious economists are starting to condemn our current economic system in the same tone I’ve been using for the last few years ! It’s about time; with most western economies stupidly depending on loans from international financial institutions for everything from their budgets to waging war, international big players have a ridiculously unjustified influence on the policies and well-being of supposedly independant states. These states are slowly finding themselves more and more subordinate to foreign bureaucracies and money, and this is definitely not improving their economies, standards of living, education, health, or just about any other sector. If it was, we would not be in the mess we are in ! QED…

The hope of the wealthy elites – that through this collapse people will be scared into creating a handfull of international currencies to centralise institutionalised vampirism – must be dashed at all costs, unless we want to see the same soulless entities responsible for the current crisis gaining absolute control of all the worlds wealth they do not already possess.

Luckily people seem to waking up to this scenario all around the world and are thinking of creative solutions.

An excellent video on the global financial collapse seen through the eyes of the level headed Argentine intellectual Adrian Salbuchi:

Global Financial Collapse Part 1

Global Financial Collapse Part 2

Another good guy who says it “as it is”

He has been studying global economics for decades, is the founder of the Argentine Second Republic movement, and being from Argentina is uniquely positioned to understand the causes and effects of depression on a country, following Argentina’s collapse from being one of the five richest countries in the world to one of the poorest, most indebted nations.

Take heed, western world !

11
Oct
09

Web-Bot forecasts global financial collapse and revolution

I’ve always thought that the internet, if used in an intelligent way, could be a tool for understanding part of the human unconsciousness, at least that of the subculture that has the money for a computer and the literacy to write something – This does unfortunately exclude many other subcultures completely who don’t happen to fulfill these criteria and tend to get totaly forgotten by everyone these days, and whose own collective unconsciousness has few ways of interacting with the world via modern technology, but at least we can get a better grasp on the inner worlds of the masses of computer users that populate the web  – most of the industrialised world and it’s activities.

A group of linguists and computer scientists who have pushed this approach to the extreme are those responsible for the Web-Bot project. For those of you who have never heard of it their Web-Bot is a very complex and ambitious program involving millions of “bots” that scour the net daily; I’ll try to explain my understanding of it: They put out requests for the bots to scan for various theme words that appear with high frequency, and the bots grab any text found anywhere on the net that contains the theme, keeping words preceding and following the theme word. Those then get filtered, categorized and counted, with the result being a list of associations with the theme word, in order of occurence, with dates, etc. This they have engineered into a kind of forecast system, not of the absolute future, but of a combination of human expectations and all the real data, news etc. that resides on the web in any shape or form.

The system is far from perfect, and has some known drawbacks, but does very well forecasting very big, worldwide events, and events that depend on a lot of web based data.

So, seeing all the Doom and Gloom currently circulating throughout the trend research community, from LEAP predicting global systemic crisis to Gerald Celente pronouncing “the first shots in the second American revolution have been fired”, I thought I would get the mighty Web-Bot’s take on our near future. I was not disappointed ! Quite a read !

The Web-Bot’s forecasts, and the interpretations of the Web-Bot team are extremely alarming – they seem to have evolved considerably in their outlook on the world since they started making stock market forecasts twelve years ago.

I think I detect just a touch of cynicism in their reports…

Amongst other things they forecast within the next two years (!):

– The imminent collapse of the dollar, followed by most of the global financial system (by late October the markets should show some serious wobble…)

– Epidemics from laborotary originated diseases AND the vaccinations used to treat them

– Mass refusal of obligatory vaccination

– Global famine – the worst in memory

– Riots, “refuseniks”, revolts, lawlessness

– Numerous assassinations of members of the oligarchy, their underlings, and even TV & media personalities representing their interests

– Insurrection against the elite in the US, that eventually goes global, when many revelations about the extent of their nefarious activities emerge (whistleblower and “save my skin” epidemic)

– New forms of insurrection eschewing violence, but many other violent groups

– Intensification of earthquakes and freak weather, winds, floods, “life threatening moments” – human migration from coastal areas

– big problems with the global fisheries – rapid die-off of many fish

– Creation of alternative markets, black markets

– Disasterous attack of Israel on Iran, leading to lethal global fallout after a nuclear “accident”

– Isreal being very surprised by Iranian (+ allies) defences and being vitrified by atomics

– In 2010, mansions and palaces of the wealthy will be burned down. Symbols of corporate power will be attacked by mobs

– The Vatican, suspected of storing food, will be burned and looted by hungry mobs (apparently a lot of linguistic fire references in our future !) after using gas or chemical weapons in defence

– collapse of many forms of infrastructure

– Attempts at restricting movement and martial law by governments that fail fairly fast, but after a lot of casualties

– Succesful long term sustainable “breakaway civilization” movements that simply step away from society to make their own

– Big, terminal problems for our Governments that are forced to clean up their act or be replaced

…and a litany of other hootin’ tootin’, rock n’rolling, earth shaking, paradigm shifting, planet busting stuff !

One point they dwell on and return to often is the revelation of the extent of the evil activities of our psychopathic elites by whistleblowers, betrayals, backstabbing, etc… Well, anyone reading this Blog will know what I think of that. ‘Bout bloody time !

And that’s even before you get to the “SpaceGoatFarts” section where the Web-Bot project dumps all the strange linguistic artefacts that don’t fit in anywhere else, or that are otherwise beyond the pale. Here apparently we should expect contact with aliens good and bad, on and off-planet, with hostile acts on both sides – starting with NASA trying to bomb the moon ! Dammit, Fox Mulder was right…

A word of warning before freaking out: there is a “built in error toward the most extreme connotations available in language and trend interpretation.” “The information presented uses words that presume the worst-case for future manifestation of the collective unconsciousness” say the Web-Bot team.

Unfortunately Web-Bot has correctly predicted many large scale events in the past well before they happened, and the worst case scenario came to pass: both 9-11 and the current economic crash amongst other things.

If a quarter of their forecast occurs, even to a lesser degree, we are in for the wildest – and most dangerous – times in our lives.

Just in case the Web-Bot is right, maybe we should start thinking of ways of attenuating the more extreme events now. I for one, will discourage any form of violent revolution (except in self-defence, of course) – there are so many more intelligent forms of civil disobedience that are far more effective; I think Ghandi proved that. So if people out there want to kick over the sand castle, please think carefully about what you are doing – and the consequences – first. Violence attracts repression like a magnet so is counter productive. Besides, it seems there will be easily enough violence to go around anyway.

See you soon; I’m off back to my (breakaway civilisation)

14
Sep
09

A brilliant speech by a 12 year old to world “leaders”

This is a speech given by Severn Suzuki, a 12 year old girl of Japanese-Canadian descent who travelled to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to deliver an exemplary speech about adult responsability for the future. An extraordinary example for us all.

She may have been speaking in 1992, but her words apply even more today. Maybe the fact that it takes a 12 year old to stand up and explain certain simple truths to adult “leaders” is another indication of the psychopathic system strangling the world. If the end result of our “civilisation” is to produce children living in fear of the future what is the point ?

But what do you expect because, as David Rockefeller said, a “supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers” run the system, so the kids are going to be forgotten for a while, I’m afraid. Far more important is how much money can be extracted from their lives from the day they are born.

This is not likely to change as long as the real economy – and real people – serve the financial system and it’s players, and not the reverse. Stupid, but true unfortunately.

If one millionth of the recent trillions of bank bailout money was invested in a varied and in-depth education for all the 12 year olds like Ms Suzuki around the world, they would probably find a solution to all the worlds major problems within one generation.

25
May
09

Revealing quotes about our economic system

As a follow-up to the “we’re all doomed” post & comments, I thought it would be appropriate to quote a few famous bankers and politicians on financial and banking policy. If you haven’t, please read that post first and the comments.

It seems we have all been dupes for well over a century believing we could leave in the hands of a few self-serving people almost total financial power over our industries, services and lives.

No wonder the world is in such a mess !

First the comments of a few American presidents:

Let’s start with good old Jeff. It seems that he saw it all coming:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their  currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of  all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. – Thomas Jefferson

… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. -Thomas Jefferson

Madison gets to the point:

History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by  controlling money and its issuance. -James Madison

How about Andrew Jackson ?

If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was  given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations. -Andrew Jackson

Abe Lincoln’s point of view:

The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and  credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of  consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. -Abraham  Lincoln

Roosevelt ?

Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands. – Theodore Roosevelt

Hmm, seems like they were all pretty much against the current system. So what happened ?

Despite the warnings of many of his predecessors, Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act changing the American financial structure radically. A few years later he wrote:

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of  credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most  completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world. No longer a  Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow  Wilson

Now for the other side; let’s hear what some of the bankers have said about all this. Maybe we are misunderstanding their aims and intentions ?

The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing. -William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694, then a privately owned bank.

Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws. -Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests. -The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people. – Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.

The banks do create money. They have been doing it for a long time, but they didn’t realise it, and they did not admit it. Very few did. You will find it in all sorts of documents, financial textbooks, etc. But in the intervening years, and we must be perfectly frank about these things, there has been a development of thought, until today I doubt very much whether you would get many prominent bankers to attempt to deny that banks create it. -H W White, Chairman of the Associated Banks of New Zealand, to the New Zealand Monetary Commission, 1955.

And that was in 1955… They have come a long way since then in streamlining and globalising their operations all the way up to the current disaster.

All the currently proposed solutions to this economic mess portrayed by our media only offer alterations to the system in place, or even worse, centralisation of all banking into “regulatory bodies” run by the very groups that created this iniquitious system to start with. A clear case of “wolves guarding the henhouse” don’t you think ?

The big question is: can anyone do anything about it, anywhere ?

Feel free to post any ideas in the “comments” section (link at the top of the post) Any more good quotes would be welcome too




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