What’s Behind The Growing Pile Of Dead Banker Bodies?

It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of dead bodies?

In growing numbers, the bodies of dead bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.

So what gives? Three of the bankers worked for JPMorgan. One worked for Deutsche Bank AG. Others for companies not so prominent, i.e., not “too big to fail,” but possibly implicated in one or more of the number of investigations being undertaken in FOREX fraud and the LIBOR scandal. Maybe they uncovered something they shouldn’t have. Maybe they knew too much to begin with. Some of the “suicides” have been deemed “suspicious.”

Did they suddenly feel remorse for screwing over their depositors so badly? Or, possibly, they realized that the global economic collapse that is coming will be bigger than anything ever experienced and don’t want to have to experience it.

Li Junjie, 33, worked in JPMorgan’s Hong Kong headquarters. He jumped from the building’s roof last week as police tried to talk him down. His friends told police he had been experiencing work-related stress. “The pressure of front-line sales and trading jobs has spread through to formerly calm back offices, where trades are checked to ensure compliance with regulations. Adding to those pressures, banks see their back offices as a cost, rather than as revenue generating. The pressure intensified after New York state’s top financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, demanded documents from over a dozen banks in a probe of trading practices in the US$5.3 trillion a day foreign exchange market. Manipulation of the benchmark Libor interbank lending rate has led to dozens of traders being fired and penalties topping US$6 billion,” reports South China Morning Post. But Junjiee had recently bought a HK$5.5 million apartment and planned a trip to Toronto where he had once held a job at Royal Bank of Canada.

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Gabriel Magee, 39, a vice president for JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank technology department, worked in the bank’s European Headquarters in London. The banker fell to his death from that 33-story building’s roof on Jan. 27. His parents say he had recently been given permission to work four days a week, was in a happy relationship with his girlfriend and talking about planning a family. They say there is no reason for him to have been on the roof.

Ryan Henry Crane, 37, was an executive director of JPMorgan’s unit that trades blocks of stocks for clients. He was found dead in his Stamford, Conn., home on Feb. 3, but no details have been released. A spokeswoman for the State’s chief medical examiner’s office said a cause of death will be determined when a toxicology report is completed sometime in March. There are reports that Crane oversaw all the trade platforms and worked closely with Magee and would have had access to the same information.

William Broeksmit, 58, was a retired Deutsche Bank senior manager and was found dead in his house hanged. He had worked in investment banking — specifically risk and securities — and lived in an exclusive neighborhood in South Kensington. Broeksmit was said to be close to co-chief executive Anshu Jain and had worked to rescue the bank in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. A plan to promote him to the bank’s management board was scuttled by German financial regulators in 2012.

Mike Dueker, 50, was a chief economist at Russell Investments. He was found off the side of a highway leading to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington. Police believe he climbed a fence and jumped down a 40- to 50-foot embankment. They are calling his death a suicide. He formerly worked for the Federal Reserve where he developed a business cycle index that forecast economic performance.

Richard Talley, 57, a former investment banker with Drexel Burnham Lambert and the founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colo., was found dead Feb. 3 with eight nail gun wounds to his torso and head. Police ruled his death a suicide. His company was under investigation at the time of his death. But what would possess a man to shoot himself eight times with a nail gun? There are a lot of less painful ways for someone to off himself.

Karl Slym, the 51-year-old managing director of Tata Motors, was found dead after a fall from a Bangkok hotel. Police found a 3-page “suicide note” but later determined it was written by his wife, Sally. Tata Motors is said to be dealing with a slowdown and Slym was responsible for charting the company’s strategy in the Indian market.

Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, died in January. There has been little published about Dickenson, his death or its circumstances.

Others who have died by suicide or other suspicious means include ABC Verlag CEO Daniel Eicher (June 2013), Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter (August 2013), Bank of America Intern Moritz Erhardt (August 2013), Zurich Insurance Group AG CFO Pierre Wauthier (August 2013) and Wall Street hedge fund executive Robert Wilson (December 2013).

Finally, reporter David Bird of the WSJ, who covers the commodities market (which is under investigation by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations), left his New Jersey home on Jan. 11 and never returned. The 55-year-old told his wife he was going for a walk, but left without medicine he’s required to take daily as a result of a liver transplant.

On Feb. 17, three former Barclays employees suspected in the manipulation of the LIBOR global benchmark interest rate were charged in Britain. The conspiracy allegedly took place between 2005 and 2007. Three people had already been charged and British prosecutors are said to have identified as many 22 co-conspirators.

On Jan. 30, former Harvard economics professor Terry Burnham announced on PBS that he had withdrawn all but $10,000 of the $1 million he had in a checking account at Bank of America because he feared bank runs because of the Fed policies of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen. Burnham writes:

Why do I risk starting a run on Bank of America by withdrawing my money and presuming that many fellow depositors will read this and rush to withdraw too? Because they pay me zero interest. Thus, even an infinitesimal chance Bank of America will not repay me in full, whenever I ask, switches the cost-benefit conclusion from stay to flee.

He rightfully points out that when the Fed intervenes in markets, it has two effects. First, it decreases wealth by distorting markets and causing bad investment decisions. And second, the members of the Fed become reverse Robin Hoods as they take from the poor (and unsophisticated) investors and give to the rich (and politically connected).

That this idea and that hints of a coming bank run are making mainstream news should be a clarion call warning signal to anyone with money in the bank.

Think there aren’t any troubles on the economic horizon? Think again. Banks are instituting greater exchange controls. In recent days, bank runs have occurred in Thailand, Kazakhstan and Argentina. China is quietly selling off its U.S Treasuries. The level of bad loans in Spain has risen to an all-time high. Last week, the EU announced via Reuters that it was looking at confiscating the savings of 500 million citizens to fund long-term investments and boost the economy.

“But my bank account is protected by the FDIC,” you protest. To which I say, “Ha!” The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has only $40.8 billion on account while insuring trillions of dollars. And you may not know this, but banks don’t hold all the money they supposedly have as assets. Study fractional reserve banking. Banks lend out $10 for $1 in asset they hold, and most of what they do hold are not even worthless strips of fiat. They are simply electronic blips. So when depositors line up to demand their money, only the first few get any before the banks run out of cash.

President Barack Obama’s MyRA scheme is a scam to try and prop up U.S. Treasuries. The regime already has its eye on $19 trillion in personal retirement accounts in order to cover its almost $18 trillion in “debt.”

Anyone who still has money in the bank beyond what is needed to pay the bills is a fool. The banking system under the Federal Reserve is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme and a racket.

To protect yourself, you should have silver (pre-1965 U.S. coins) and gold in your possession. Buy guns and ammo, heirloom, non-GMO seeds, and land in the country. The financial calamity that I and others have predicted is drawing ever nigh.

Statist Republicans Kill ‘Constitutional Carry’ Bill In South Carolina

A bill that would allow South Carolinians to carry guns openly or concealed without first receiving the State’s sanction through a permit was killed by Republicans. It failed to advance out of the State’s Judiciary Committee — despite a large Republican majority — under strong opposition from Republican Senator Larry Martin.

The bill is called Constitutional Carry. Backers say its premise is based on the fact that the 2nd Amendment is the only permit needed to carry a weapon.

Understanding the Republican statist position opposing the bill requires following tortured logic. It was best described by Martin himself in response to a constituent who asked him to vote to advance the bill, as reported by BenSwan.com.

“If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to wherever I pleased.”

Of course, the Founders thought quite differently. Amazingly, so did the 9th Circuit Court last week. It ruled in a 2nd Amendment case that:

The Second Amendment secures the right not only to “keep” arms but also to “bear” them—the verb whose original meaning is key in this case. Saving us the trouble of pulling the eighteenth-century dictionaries ourselves, the Court already has supplied the word’s plain meaning: “At the time of the founding, as now, to ‘bear’ meant to ‘carry.’” Heller, 554 U.S. at 584.3 Yet, not “carry” in the ordinary sense of “convey[ing] or transport[ing]” an object, as one might carry groceries to the check-out counter or garments to the laundromat, but “carry for a particular purpose—confrontation.” Id.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Lee Bright, a conservative who has mounted a primary challenge against Senator John McCain’s hand puppet, chicken hawk Senator Lindsay Graham (who lied about serving in a war theater). It was supported by Governor Nikki Haley. The four Republicans who voted to move the bill to the full Senate were Bright, Shane Martin, Katrina Shealy and Tom Corbin.

The trend in many States is toward restoration of 2nd Amendment rights that have been eroded over the years. In April 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a Constitutional Carry Bill. Mississippi passed a similar bill last year. Alabama passed a bill affirming “open carry” last year, but that legislation still restricts carrying in a vehicle without a permit — a provision insisted upon by the Alabama Sheriff’s Association.

Obama’s FCC Institutes Ministry Of Truth

As if the mainstream media weren’t compliant enough, now the Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission is about to put government monitors in the newsrooms of television and radio stations and newspapers across the county.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, the Republican Party appointee to the commission, let the cat out of the bag on this Ministry of Truth-like proposal in an op-ed printed in The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 10.

According to Pai, the FCC wants to grill reporters, editors and station owners over what stories they run or ignore. It’s sort of a reprisal of the grossly misnamed “Fairness Doctrine” that thankfully died in the late 1980s. The program is called the “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs.” In newspeak it’s called CIN. Pai writes:

The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

How does the FCC plan to dig up all that information? First, the agency selected eight categories of “critical information” such as the “environment” and “economic opportunities,” that it believes local newscasters should cover. It plans to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters to tell the government about their “news philosophy” and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information.

The FCC also wants to wade into office politics. One question for reporters is: “Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers that was rejected by management?” Follow-up questions ask for specifics about how editorial discretion is exercised, as well as the reasoning behind the decisions.

Having a “Minitru” observer will stifle any hope of ever seeing a news article or hearing a story critical of the regime. While the major media organizations are already largely controlled by the regime — after all, six corporations control 90 percent of what Americans see and hear — nuggets of truth do occasionally slip out.

But the regime obviously feels it is losing control of the message. This might be because it’s seeing more people than ever before turning to talk radio and the Internet for news and information and turning away from the networks, cable news and newspapers.

The Minitru observer can have an immediate and deleterious effect on talk radio because the FCC controls who owns the licenses. A noncompliant radio station can easily be booted. The criminal Eric Holder Justice Department has already shown its disdain for press freedom with its subpoena of Associated Press telephone records, which had a chilling effect on whistle-blowers and other news sources. And the Obama regime has filed criminal charges against whistle-blowers at a rate unparalleled in U.S. history.

In 1984, Minitru was responsible for rewriting articles that contradicted current party dogma. Articles that exposed the truth were flushed down the memory hole.

Obama’s Minitru will make sure no news gets out that contradicts party dogma. The MSM’s silence on the concept speaks loudly.

Expatriation Continues To Increase

Last year, 3,000 Americans bid their country goodbye and renounced their U.S. citizenship. The number was more than three times as many as in 2012, and almost twice as many as in the previous record year of 2011, when 1,788 turned in their U.S. passports. The 3,000 expats in 2013 was three times as many as the average of the past five years.

Expatriation is the only way to have economic freedom. Life in the U.S. is good if you are the 50 percent living off the government (this includes big corporations), but not so much if you are the 50 percent seeing two-thirds of your wealth confiscated to cover all the taxes you are required to pay.

If you are thinking of leaving the U.S., remember that all Americans are liable for income tax on their worldwide income. It doesn’t matter where you make the money.

From my studies, I like the countries of Costa Rica, Singapore and the Bahamas; and Uruguay would be a choice country. Uruguay is about as big as Missouri and has a mostly Italian, German and English population.

It’s hard to tell how long the U.S. non-system will last. You can be sure that desperate governments do desperate things to hold on to power.

All hardship and government oppression are based on a collapsing fiat paper currency. The more they print, the more they will need to confiscate from citizens.

According to tax lawyer Brad Westerfield, renunciations have increased since the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Law, which was passed to target overseas tax evasion. Westerfield said that the first wave of renunciations in 2010 coincided with a part of the law that requires individuals to report foreign assets worth as little as $50,000. That’s in addition to a separate provision that forces Americans to disclose foreign bank holdings larger than $10,000.

There are only a very few people who will even think about expatriation, and fewer still who will actually go through with it.

Expatriated Americans have more freedoms than Americans within the United States. You can keep Medicare (if used within the U.S.), Social Security benefits no matter where you live, no income taxes and no capital gains on non-U.S. sourced income.

You still have to pay to the U.S. 30 percent taxes on Social Security and dividend gains on U.S. stocks, depending on how you file. Can you go back to the U.S. after expatriation? Absolutely, on a green card. There are many people living in the U.S. on “green cards.” But this puts you back totally under the tax system.

A word for the future: Regardless of what you think about what’s going on in the U.S. right now, things will get progressively worse. Then people will think more about leaving. It boggles the mind to think that if an American gives up his citizenship, he has far more freedom right here in the United States. Oh, well, expats can’t vote. Shame, shame! Voting is a sham anyway, and you know it. Our votes have been meaningless for 50 years.

Connecticut’s Largest Paper Upset That Connecticut Gun Owners Are Ignoring Law

As we told you Monday, Connecticut gun owners are ignoring that State’s unConstitutional gun law requiring the owners of “military-style” rifles to register their firearms with the State police and receive an “assault weapons” certificate in order to legally own the weapons.

The law called for the registration to be completed by Jan. 1. But as of last week, only about 50,000 applications for the certificate had been filed, meaning as many as 350,000 Connecticut gun owners have decided to become felons under State law rather than register their weapons.

This civil disobedience has not sat well with the State’s lawmakers or elite, though they’re not sure what to do about it. Now the State’s largest newspaper, The Hartford Courant, is pressing the Governor to enforce the law.

In an editorial last week, the paper called for the use of the background check database as a way to find weapons purchasers who had not registered their firearms.

Although willful noncompliance with the law is doubtless a major issue, it’s possible that many gun owners are unaware of their obligation to register military-style assault weapons and would do so if given another chance.

But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law.

Using the background check database to go after weapons owners would be unlawful. But such is the nature of statists who believe the government can use, misuse or ignore laws on a whim if the cause is good for the state.

Gun owners and 2nd Amendment preservationists have long said that background checks and registries are precursors to confiscation. Such claims have been met with protest and derision by the gun grabbers, hoplophobes and those who seek to erase the 2nd Amendment from our consciousness.

But gun confiscation using registry databases is no fantasy. It’s already begun in New York based on the number of rounds a gun holds and on medical reports. Last year, a bill was introduced in the Washington State Legislature that would have called for home weapons inspections by the county sheriffs, and California allocated $24 million to aid the State’s Department of Justice in gun-confiscation efforts.

Back to the Connecticut issue. It’s doubtless that a PR campaign — as called for by the newspaper — to reinforce the State’s gun registry and threats of prosecution will cause some of the State’s recalcitrant gun owners to reconsider and register their firearms. It’s also doubtless that many gun owners will simply continue to refuse to comply.

The big question then becomes: What happens next? Will the State begin to forcefully confiscate weapons? And if so, will gun owners resist?

It seems the Courant wants to see this conflict come to a head. If that’s the case, as The Truth About Guns writes:

Is that a threat to end civil disobedience by force of arms from the oldest continuously-published newspaper in the United States, the The (sic) Constitution State’s largest dead tree daily rag? Yes. (Although you may not be surprised to hear that the the Times Mirror (the Los Angeles Times‘ parent company) bought the Courant in 1979.) And if the Courant is talking war you can bet Governor Malloy’s boys are doing the same.

The statists who enacted this law better let sleeping dogs lie. Or they will have to face the consequences, too. That’s not a threat. It’s a prediction.

If called on to enforce the law, Connecticut’s law enforcement apparatus had better be mindful of the 3 percent.

Banks Stepping Up Exchange Controls

I have long warned that a telltale sign that the dollar is about to collapse will be seen in stepped up efforts of exchange controls.

Implementing exchange controls or currency controls means closing the borders to money exit. The U.S. dollar fall must be kept in slow motion to avoid panic in world banking and world markets. Money is leaving the U.S. now for foreign currencies.

Yesterday, Alex Jones’ Prison Planet reported that JPMorgan Chase had implemented new exchange controls mandating identification for cash deposits and bans on cash being deposited to another person’s account. This move is just the latest in a series of exchange controls that have made news reports in the past few months.

In October, JPMorgan Chase banned international wire transfers and restricted cash transactions for business customers to a limit of $50,000 per statement cycle. Also last year, HSBC began limiting British customer withdrawals in amounts ranging from £5,000 to £10,000 without first informing customers.

You should keep only enough cash in banks to cover monthly bills. Keep the rest in your possession, unless you want to end up like the Cypriots who saw their bank accounts frozen for days while their lawmakers debated over how much to steal from them and hand over to the oligarchs.

As always, buy and hold gold and silver, which are about to take off for the moon.

Dangers Of Overmedicating With Antidepressants

Drugs like Prozac®, Celexa®, Lexapro® and Zoloft® are known as selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and have been prescribed not only for depression, but for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dementia, social anxiety, premenstrual syndrome and compulsions for gambling, shopping, overeating and sex. As of 2007, antidepressants are the most widely prescribed medications in America.

SSRIs are associated with varied side effects; and individual reactions have been reported, including mass shootings. This means one person can experience unpleasant effects, while another person may not respond in the same way. For this reason, SSRIs must be monitored closely by a physician or licensed therapist. Side effects include nausea, sexual dysfunction, migraine, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia, weight gain and increased agitation and restlessness.

Some health reports point out that SSRIs are overprescribed and could possibly lead to suicidal behavior. In response to this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a black box warning for all antidepressants in 2007.

In order to combat your feelings of stress, depression or attention deficit, there are many all-natural solutions to discuss with your health professional in lieu of these risky prescription meds. Changes in your diet, exercise routine and supplement intake could boost your mood in a matter of weeks.

Time To Refresh The Tree Of Liberty

 

Commenting on Obamacare Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction,
Vigilant says:
February 14, 2014
“Now the regime has announced that under penalty of perjury, business owners will be required to attest on their tax forms that they are not shedding employees in order to skirt the law.”

Alarm bells should be ringing throughout the hallowed halls of Congress, but I expect that a tornado wouldn’t even rouse the traitors in the House and Senate from their comas.

This tax provision is as anti-Constitution as hate crime laws. Activist judges will now pontificate on what an employer was THINKING when he laid off employees.

George Orwell from the grave is saying, “I told you so.”

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Commenting on How To Stop More Republican Betrayals,
ThomasThePaine says:
February 7, 2014
Wake up: There are no Democrats or Republicans in Washington DC: Only millionaires living it up by oppressing us.

The Tree of Liberty Need Refreshing. . . May 16, 2014 The American Spring: Be There!

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Decoding The Political Message: Politicans, Governmentspeak and Brainwash

Politics is a con game of misdirection and subterfuge.

The game is run by politicians, bureaucrats and the mass media operating as a front for the government and the elites. While most did not see it, last week’s votes on the “debt ceiling” in Congress was an example of the game on display.

Governments and politicians mask their agendas and create illusions to deceive, misrepresent and misdirect. The story out of the House of Representatives is that Weeper John Boehner and a handful of his caucus fell on their swords to give President Barack Obama a “clean” debt ceiling bill. That act was followed by a small number of Republican Senators, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doing likewise.

This has prompted howls of protests from Republican voters. They have called for Boehner’s head and vowed to defeat him and McConnell and other “traitors” to conservatism who voted to give Obama a blank spending check.

Republican voters—those who consider themselves Tea Party members, fiscal conservatives and Constitutionalists—operate under the misperception that replacing current Republican leadership in the next election will somehow alter the direction of government. They say this despite the wealth of evidence demonstrating that no matter which of the two political parties possess the upper hand at the moment, the nation’s budget grows, the “debt ceiling” must be raised, so-called social “entitlement” spending increases and military adventurism continues apace.

No political promise to eliminate Federal alphabet soup agencies, reign in “wasteful spending”, streamline government or cease foreign “nation building” has ever come to meaningful fruition. In governmentspeak, “cuts” simply means a reduction in the growth of a program or agency. Those cuts are always quickly reversed (see the sequester). There are never any real or substantive cuts as Americans perceive them.

It is the nature of governments to perpetually grow, and the nature of politics and politicians is for wealth and aggrandizement. Politicians and bureaucrats represent government and the political system, not you. (The same can be said for judges, prosecutors and lawyers.)

Governments, bureaucrats and politicians look upon the public as a herd that should be deceived and led for the benefit of government and the elite. By and large it works because the vast majority of Americans go along with the system. Its social and moral depravity prospers under the cloak of democracy.

Democracy is an organized system of political, moral and social control. It is the evolution and fulfillment of all systems gone before. It is the New World Order to perfection for the ruling international elite. It is the master strategy of taking human liberty and individualism and transferring them to the group herd that clamors for authoritarianism.

Because of its groupism (and other reasons), democracy was anathema to the Founding Fathers. For that reason they created a republican form of government and guaranteed it to the States in the Constitution. But republicanism has been flushed down the memory hole, replaced by democracy-in-name-only fascism.

Groupism, then, is the hidden strategy to get the masses to give their minds over to the state. This, my friends, is the politics of authoritarianism.

More than anything else, democracy is the psychodrama of worldwide dehumanization. Mass behavior or mass delusions become driving economic or social forces because it is a mindless psychological phenomenon. This crowd behavior is created and manifested upon the loss of critical faculties of the individual. Democracy is not freedom. It is not government by the people and for the people. It is the perfect disguise for benevolent totalitarianism.

As sober individuals, people would behave very differently. But when people are drawn by the passion of the crowd, they become totally irrational. The intelligence of a crowd is always inferior to the intelligence of the individual.

It is a modern illusion that everything is known to everybody because of a mass of available up-to-date information thanks to the Internet and, especially, social media networks. Instead, the truth is that the media consensus is always the opposite of what will help you.

The purpose of the media, the market and politics is to create public sentiment and direction opposite of reality. Public opinion is the worst trend to follow. Most everybody spends their whole existence mimicking public opinion without ever suspecting that they do not think their own thoughts. (Proof of this can be found in the comments section of every Personal Liberty article.) Social media networks have exacerbated this phenomenon.

Esoteric change agents know this psychological principle extremely well. The fundamental principle of mass persuasion is to create the herd or group mentality in order to significantly lower the intelligence level — the better and easier to direct and control for the benefit of authority.

Edward L. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, is the father of manipulative propaganda in America. Mass persuasion and mass hypnosis is fundamental to so-called “democracy.”

According to Bernays’ book, Propaganda, “Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”

The thoughts of the public mind become conventional wisdom. There are two words that describe conventional wisdom and they are control and conformity. These terms are self-enforcing. That is, if there is control, there is conformity. And if there is conformity, there is control.

One important thought here: A person’s IQ or education level has absolutely nothing to do with his perception of reality. Higher education is higher brainwashing. Sometimes it seems that the more education, the bigger the fool.

People are obsessed with believing what they have always believed without question. An inquiring mind is required for anyone to question long-held views.

Here are some examples of conventional wisdom. This is what most people believe:

  • That government will not lie or allow an economic depression.
  • That history as taught in schools or history books is truth.
  • That pharmaceuticals sell good drugs that aid cures.
  • That vaccinations bring immunity.
  • That people can “catch” disease from someone else — germ theory.
  • That the cure for cancer is just around the corner.
  • When a child is sick, he needs antibiotics.
  • When a child has fever, he needs Tylenol.
  • Hospitals are safe and clean.
  • That drugs are not poison.
  • That doctors and hospitals do not cause deaths.
  • Guns are dangerous.
  • World War I “made the world safe for democracy.”
  • World War II was for democracy to prevail over tyranny.
  • The Korean War was to “contain communism.”
  • The Iraq war was to find and destroy “weapons of mass destruction.”
  • Paper money is wealth.

They have dumbed us down. They rape us daily and we never question their criminal intentions.

We seem to have no memory, no will to resist, no interest in our own fate. And worst of all, we have no interest in preserving Christian morality. The need to conceal evil is becoming less necessary as the American people themselves continue to become more perverted.

The political con game is all about the transformation of human beings to the animal farm. The message must be decoded on our terms — on the basis of our original politics, our original culture, our original beliefs and our original traditions. Unless and until the game is viewed this way, one does not have the tools to keep from being brainwashed. Until then, nothing will change.

Obamacare Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Not only is Obamacare a deathcare trap that limits medical choices and forces Americans into a system of sickness care rather than healthcare, but Obamacare is a jobs killer.

Organizations, think tanks and business owners themselves have said the law is a drag on the economy and that it has caused businesses to cut employee hours and jobs. President Barack Obama and his spokespuppets deny this is so, even as the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house rewrites the law in ways that affirm it. Now the regime has announced that under penalty of perjury, business owners will be required to attest on their tax forms that they are not shedding employees in order to skirt the law.

Under Obamacare, businesses employing 50 or more full-time workers must provide healthcare insurance or pay a penalty. For many businesses it makes better financial sense to shed employees rather than provide health insurance.

The tax attestation puts business owners in a catch-22. If they truthfully proclaim that they indeed cut employees to avoid the mandate while the regime claims that they did not, business owners could be charged with perjury. They could also set themselves up for liability under some as yet undisclosed, undiscovered or uninvented discrimination violation.

If businesses shed employees to avoid the mandate but attest they did not, they would be committing perjury and could be charged accordingly.

The regime is using Obamacare as a weapon of mass destruction on small businesses and has made it a crime to operate a business in a fiscally sound manner.

Yellen Boards Bernanke’s Helicopter

New Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen climbed into her predecessor’s helicopter and announced Tuesday she would continue Ben Bernanke’s money drop.

The House of Representatives passed a “clean” debt ceiling bill. If passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate (as expected), it gives the regime unlimited borrowing power until March 2015.

Stocks soared on the news.

Rank-and-file Republicans — that is, those living in the hinterlands still trapped in the conventional wisdom that being Republican means reducing government — were dismayed at the “betrayal” by House Republicans.

The truth is there is no stomach for reducing government in Washington, D.C. There is not even much lip service paid to the idea of slowing the growth of government. With the vote to give President Barack Obama an open credit card, they have dropped all pretenses.

Conventional wisdom says the United States is $17.2 trillion in debt. The reality is there is no U.S. government “debt.” Since U.S. “money” (and the whole world’s money) is bank credit and since bank credit is created by government and commercial banks, then the “national debt” represents bank credit passed or “lent” upon an unsuspecting public for their real assets and labor. Translated, modern money (bank credit) expropriates wealth. In truth, then, the huge reported “national debt” is how much wealth the government has stolen from the American people — not how much the government owes.

The U.S. government is a fascist con game run by marauding thieves. Every action it takes is to prop up more government theft and the crony corporations and banksters running the show from behind the scenes.

The stock market is not based on reality. It is a massive bubble of hot air and fake money.

Yellen says she sees no bubble. She didn’t see the housing bubble in 2008 either. Nor did Bernanke.

Marc Faber sees a “gigantic” asset bubble. He saw the one coming in 2008.

Peter Schiff sees a crash coming. He saw the 2008 crash long before it hit.

The time is now to buy gold and silver with both hands. Gold stocks have been dogs for years, but they are set to break out. Keep your gold and silver in your possession. Get your stock certificates from your broker.

Are They Going After Your ‘Safety’ Deposit Box?

Cash money now in a “safety” deposit box or anywhere is presumed to be illegal. This is the excuse to seize it, saying it is your burden to prove that you paid taxes on it, that it is not illegal proceeds from drugs or that it is not laundered money.

One bank writes to a customer, “Lessee acknowledges that the safe deposit box is not intended to store without limitations, such things as domestic or foreign currency whether in paper, coin, or other form.”

Why, in the last days of a regime, do governments come so hard after your cash or other assets? Why don’t they just print the paper money?

The answer is that if the government can take from the people, it will have to print less money, thereby extending the life of the system. The government desires, above all, to extend its socialist system. The more paper money that it prints, the shorter the time to the end of the system; because paper money is the rot of the country. The more paper money, the faster the collapse: So confiscation becomes the modus operandi of a dying system. Pension funds are in the political crosshair now.

It isn’t much fun to look forward to impoverishment by the state. Only those who leave the United States will be able to keep a part of their wealth after all the exit taxes. In the 1930s, not many people left Nazi Germany. Most people thought things would get better. They were wrong, much to their sorrow. In time, it was too late to leave. Very few people ever come to the realization that government, with its politicians and its bureaucrats, is organized crime.

Most politicians are members of a secret society, and they hold hands under the table. A large number of politicians belong to a death cult inspired by Satan. They will do anything for themselves against the people they are supposed to represent. Make a pact with the devil, and the price may be too high.

Cosmetic Changes Make ‘Illegal’ AR-15 Legal In New York

There is no logic behind bans on so-called “assault weapons.” Bans are simply an effort by the gun grabbers to capitalize on the irrational fears of a few simpletons — who find certain weapons scary looking — in order to create a category of weapons and gun owners that gun grabbers can demonize in their unending march to disarm Americans.

That is never so evident as in New York.

Gun makers and machinists have created a prototype AR-15 that complies with the State’s SAFE Act, which sought to ban black weapons based on their features. The new weapon fires the same .223 round as the traditional AR-15, can hold the same extended magazines and is a semi-automatic, just like the traditional AR-15 that causes gun grabbers fits and gun cowards to shiver in the corner.

To get around the ban, a few cosmetic changes were made. Gone is the pistol grip. Gone is the collapsible stock. And gone is the flash suppressor.

The result is an ugly AR-15. But since it’s one that can be owned in New York, it is, no doubt, a beautiful sight to see.

Bans have nothing to do with keeping people safer, despite what the gun grabbers will tell you. Rifles of all types are used to kill fewer people than knives and hands and fists.

Assault-weapons bans are nothing more than gradualism. Totalitarians are content to disarm Americans one gun at a time.

Castor Oil For Sore Joints, Warts And More

For stiff, sore or painful knuckles, try rubbing castor oil into the joints daily. Many people report that the pain is gone within a few days.

Other beneficial uses for castor oil include removing warts and making age spots fade away.

Castor oil is a folk remedy that has existed for ages. It has been used for thousands of years in India as a treatment for lower back pain, sciatica, constipation, dysentery, inflammatory bowel disease, bladder and vaginal infections, and asthma.

In the Canary Islands, mothers made poultices from the leaves of the castor plant to increase their breast-milk production and relieve inflammation of their mammary glands. They also applied the poultice to their abdomens to promote normal menstruation. Women also used it to treat other gynecological problems.

Topically, castor oil has also proven useful in treating a variety of skin conditions beyond warts and age spots. It has been shown to successfully treat keratosis, dermatosis, wounds, acne, ringworm, sebaceous cysts, itching and hair loss.

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed castor oil safe and effective for use as a stimulant laxative.

Some people are allergic to the oil. We recommend applying a small amount to the skin and watching for a reaction before beginning widespread use.

More Phoniness From The Phony Regime

Supporters of the regime will crow over Friday’s lower unemployment number as a sign that the economy is recovering, even as signs abound that things are not at all rosy for the 99 percent.

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s phony unemployment number has the unemployment rate dropping from 6.7 percent to 6.6 percent, even though hiring was weaker in January than expected and the month’s non-farm payroll numbers of 113,000 new jobs fell far short of the expected 180,000. The 6.6 percent number consists of the 10.2 million Americans actively seeking work. It ignores the 91.4 million working-age and work-capable Americans not working and not seeking work.

Despite an increase in U.S. population of almost 10 million people from January 2008 to today, there are 1,154,000 fewer Americans working now than six years ago. Those considered long-term unemployed (unemployed for 27 weeks or more) totaled 3.6 million.

Another 2.6 million were considered marginally attached the labor force. That means they were not working even though they were available for work and wanted and had been seeking jobs within the past 12 months (though not in the past four weeks), so they were not counted as unemployed. Another 837,000 were considered marginally attached discouraged workers because they were not currently looking for work in the belief that no jobs were available to them.

Regime supporters will probably also crow that, despite the “disappointing” job growth, the U.S. stock market continued to do what it’s been doing: acting irrationally. It is evidence that the stock market is supported by funny money and has no basis in reality. Or as CNNMoney wrote, “Bad news may be good news again.”

In other words, CNNMoney is saying that the bad news will cause the Fed to pull back on its taper of QE to infinity from $85 billion a month to $75 billion in December and then $65 billion in January. This is all the evidence needed to demonstrate the recent stock market highs are not reality-based but are based on the promise of more money printing.

Unfortunately, the bad news that is good news for the banksters is really bad news for the middle class. According to the Fed, half the U.S. population has seen a 40 percent decrease in wealth since 2007. That’s because the banksters get their hands on the newly printed money before inflation steals it away. But that’s not so for the rest of us.

The regime is currently pulling out all the stops in order to stave off collapse as long as possible. So far, it has been successful in keeping the masses happy and deceived, thanks to growing food stamp and disability rolls. But there is activity all over the world that signals the global financial collapse may be accelerating.

Mark Faber of the Boom, Gloom & Doom Report says that “company insiders are selling their shares like crazy.” He suggests to his clients to short the Russell 2000 index and says, “I own physical gold because the old system will implode. Those who own paper assets are doomed.”

On Jan. 29, investors pulled $6.3 billion from emerging market equity funds. That was the largest outflow on record. The sell-off actually began last month when Argentina gave up trying to defend the value of its currency. That forced central banks in India, Turkey and South Africa to raise interest rates to try to stop the outflow of their currencies.

Latin American currencies are collapsing. Year-over-year, they’ve dropped 15.75 percent. That’s the most since the Lehman Brothers collapse that set off the recession.

Peter Schiff, who predicted the 2007 collapse in August 2006 — way before almost everyone else saw it coming — says we’re headed for a worse economic crisis than we had in 2007.

“The crisis is imminent,” Schiff said. “I don’t think Obama is going to finish his second term without the bottom dropping out. And stock market investors are oblivious to the problems.”

“We’re broke, Schiff added. “We owe trillions. Look at our budget deficit; look at the debt to GDP ratio, the unfunded liabilities. If we were in the Eurozone, they would kick us out.”

Schiff points out that the market gains experienced recently, with the Dow first topping 17,000 on its way to setting record highs, are giving investors a false sense of security.

“It’s not that the stock market is gaining value… it’s that our money is losing value. And so if you have a debased currency… a devalued currency, the price of everything goes up. Stocks are no exception,” he said.

“The Fed knows that the U.S. economy is not recovering,” he noted. “It simply is being kept from collapse by artificially low interest rates and quantitative easing. As that support goes, the economy will implode.”

Meanwhile, life is growing tough for international banksters. In four days last week, three of them apparently committed suicide, writes Wall Street On Parade. All the dead were tied to banks and an investment firm currently involved in rigging scandals and under investigation by regulators.

While the regime has thus far kept inflation at bay because the printed money is currently being hoarded by the banksters, that money will inevitably hit the economy like a bursting dam.

Please remember that in the coming inflation, food stamps and all U.S. entitlement programs will come to a complete halt. For those millions of people on Social Security and/or other entitlements, I do not believe that these will be stopped or cut per se. But the same effect would come about through inflation of the currency. And there will be means testing for Social Security.

My friends, you will get your money; but it will be so worthless that it won’t buy anything. So what’s new? We have experienced this for years.

We have warned for years to buy silver and gold and store food and water. Ha, doesn’t sound so way out now, does it? Buying gold and silver and storing food and water is the only way Americans can survive the chaos that we are now in. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Be alert!

Buy and sell your gold and silver as it corrects down? Never!! If you do, you will be painfully sorry. You think that you are smart enough to sell and buy back in at a lower price? You’re not; you will lose your shirt. The manipulators use no rhyme or reason that you can discern.

What will happen at the top? Stay with us as we stay in tune with the markets.

Gold, silver and food will outrun the collapse of the dollar. If the U.S. dollar goes, as it surely will, you can begin bartering with your most valuable assets.

Some people suggest that a new dollar will appear, backed by silver or gold. I don’t know, but I expect either that or some quasi-gold monetary system.

Is the U.S. government and Federal Reserve system collapsing? I can easily answer that with this question: Is the U.S. dollar collapsing? A currency that is being depreciated or inflated is, by all definitions, collapsing. This fact has nothing to do with whether we believe it or not.

Can it be stopped short of collapse? If stopped now, it would cause a collapse even sooner. What do we mean? We mean that we have passed the point of no return. There is too much fraud and too much debt in the United States. That’s why you see the market pull back every time there is talk of taper and why you see it explode upward when the talk subsides.

How long do we have? It appears to me that we are very close to economic and social collapse. But times can yet wobble along for months or even a few years. It is a certainty that things will get visibly worse in many ways, especially now that the endgame is here.