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1  Mass Mind Control / Social Engineering / Mind Control / Re: Zombies, cowards, and self-appointed know-it-alls on: December 29, 2010, 11:13:17 pm
Stubborn thing, though, facts.  They can come back to bite us on the butt, whether we believe in them or not.

Facts are definitely underappreciated.

The question that should haunt us is, "What do we really know, and how do we know it?"

More great articles, geo.

78 percent of Dems polled the other day say they would support Soetoro in a primary bid and see no need for a challenger.  I don't know if that poll is correct, but it wouldn't surprise me.  The herds on the right and left are nothing if not predictable in many ways.  Less than 20 percent said they wanted a challenger.

2  General / Wikileaks operation and the concept of controlled opposition / Re: NSA nexus: former Google security boss Ben Laurie on Wikileaks' advisory board!! on: December 07, 2010, 12:20:52 am
Thx for re-posting that one over here, Route.

I don't get over here often enough when PPF is up.  I think I'm going to rectify that big-time.

You da man!

And you are right about that dang rabbit hole.  That rabbit has been busy.
3  General / General Discussion / BILL IN WORKS TO MAKE ALL FRAUD OF BANKS LEGAL RETROACTIVELY! on: November 11, 2010, 06:43:58 pm

After years of negative judicial decisions about the use of a straw-man on mortgages, MERS was about to lose its existence as well as its credibility. But now all of that is set to change as Wall Street money is pouring into the coffers of those who are receptive (i.e., almost everyone in Congress). The legislation is already being drafted under the interstate commerce clause to ratify MERS and everything it did retroactively. It appears that the Obama administration is ready to pardon all the securitization deviants by signing this bill into law. This information is corroborated by several people who are in sensitive positions — persons who would be the first to know such proposals.

Original article:

ALERT: Casus Belli - Ex-Post-Facto Law!

 The Market Ticker ® - Commentary on The Capital Markets Posted 2010-11-11 10:22
by Karl Denninger
in Foreclosuregate ALERT: Casus Belli - Ex-Post-Facto Law!
Now from The Garfield Continuum comes the following warning:

After years of negative judicial decisions about the use of a straw-man on mortgages, MERS was about to lose its existence as well as its credibility. But now all of that is set to change as Wall Street money is pouring into the coffers of those who are receptive (i.e., almost everyone in Congress). The legislation is already being drafted under the interstate commerce clause to ratify MERS and everything it did retroactively. It appears that the Obama administration is ready to pardon all the securitization deviants by signing this bill into law. This information is corroborated by several people who are in sensitive positions — persons who would be the first to know such proposals.

Fortunately, there are some people in Washington who have a conscience and do not want to see this happen.

Besides the obvious seediness of this maneuver, it runs roughshod over state property laws, and the rights of investors, homeowners and borrowers. It amounts to a permanent installation of a Federal system that supersedes the county records for recording property rights. Off-record comments I’ve heard from people in power are outraged at this assault on states’ rights. But these people are not legislators, who are getting promises larger than anything in your imagination, if they will support such a bill. It might be couched as a uniform law to be adopted by the states to get around the states rights issues, but it will permanently remove some of the power over property that lies solely within the jurisdiction of the states and place it preemptively within federal jurisdiction.

All of this is scheduled to happen during the lame duck session of congress between now and the end of the this year, 2010. That means in a manner of days, some bill that may look like it has nothing to do with property, mortgages or foreclosures is going to have attached to it a provision whose effect will go even further than the notarization bill that went through Congress like S–t through a goose and almost got signed by the President. We caught that one AFTER it was passed by Congress unanimously but before Obama signed it.

We announced it as an attempt at a presidential pardon to all those who committed crimes in the notarization of documents that were fabricated and forged, all those who committed forgery and perjury and all those who created counterfeit documentation that was presented to courts as original documents.

This time we got the information, we think, before it was stitched into some innocuous looking bill.  If we don’t find it and block it, the plight of homeowners will get that much worse.

That would be an ex-post-facto law, and is explicitly barred by The Constitution.

Such a bill, were it to be promulgated, would be an act of intentional subversion of The Constitution and a violation of the oath of office of every Congressperson who votes or argues for it.

If such a law is in fact introduced it would turn the rule of law on its ear and make clear that we now live in a nation where literal theft will be made legal retroactively by the Congress and President in an explicit form and with the impact of literally stealing millions of privately-held homes.


BTW, casus belli="cause of war".  This bill is an instigation of the highest order.

4  General / General Discussion / Re: First Mel, Now Charlie... on: October 27, 2010, 05:06:08 pm
Kill someone?  That is whack.

What has this guy really done lately that demands "hard time"?  Talk about histrionic.

It is not even clear to me what really happened at the hotel yet, except that he appears to have made a disturbance -- hardly reason to send someone to prison.

Let's put that FOX suggestion in the crazy FOX idea file for the moment.

Gee, thanks for not poiosning the jury well, you fu#%ers.

FOX and CNN's Nancy "Grace" can go fu#% themselves.
5  General / General Discussion / Re: First Mel, Now Charlie... on: October 26, 2010, 06:32:49 pm
Charlie entered rehab in August for thirty days.  Would have left in Sept. if that is correct.

If it was Antabuse/Disulfiram, he might have been on it for a month or more -- all the while it builds up in your body.

Again, I don't know what medication if any he was on or should have been on, but this is one possibility.  It doesn't necessarily present with adverse (allergic) reaction right away.  Blood conc.'s probably have to be elevated for that to happen.

In this case, he might also not have known he was allergic.

In my case, I negelected (intentionally?) to be up-front with my doctor about all my know allergic reactions.

So, bottom line, I am still willing to give Charlie the benefit of the doubt, and it actually doesn't sound like he did anything really major this time (thank God).  This woman sounds like really bad news he was with.  I've been know to choose some low comapny myself at times, however.

Assuming he gets out of these scrapes all right, he really needs to become more careful.

Somehow, I'm sure more will be revealed -- and a fair amount of b.s. strewn as well, before this thing is done.
6  General / General Discussion / Re: First Mel, Now Charlie... on: October 26, 2010, 05:08:49 pm
Note:  I was on Antabuse for about 30 days when I experienced night sweats, convulsions and loss of coherent thought.  I told my family (it was around Thanksgiving) I was feeling very sick and needed to go to a hospital and no one quite believed me.

I asked my father to drinve me to a friends house some ways away, whose mother was a nurse.  She had a PDR, and we looked up my medication and I saw that there was a contraindication for people allergic to Thiuram (Antabuse is made from a similar substance, Disulfiram).  In my haste to leave rehab, I neglected to inform the staff of all my allergic reactions, but agreed to take the medicine.

If Charlie entered rehab in August, when did he leave?  He could have been on Antabuse as well, and legitimately had an allergic reaction.  It really does happen.

I wonder if he was prescribed it coming out of rehab.  Many rehabs try to get patients to go on it to maintain sobriety upon immediately leaving rehab.

As a boy, I was sometimes allergic to inner-tubes, like the old truck tires people use to float with.  That was because vulcanized rubber contains Thiuram.

When I read in the PDR that symptoms of such an allergic reaction were:  nightsweats, convulsions and DEATH, I asked my friends to take me to a hospital and have them call the poison control center.

Fortunately, I had stopped taking the medicine anyway, as I knew something wasn't right.

At the hospital, the shot me up with corticoid steroids, and it took me weeks to fully recover my faculties.  My roommates and friends and girlfriend/fiance at the time helped take care of me, because I was just unable to think or speak -- sometimes just unable to form sentences in my mind.

I have no idea what really happened just now in Charlie's case, but as I said earlier, no matter what was really wrong with him, I hope he gets the help he needs right now.

Doesn't seem like a totally bad guy, just very troubled right now in all likelihood.
7  General / General Discussion / Re: First Mel, Now Charlie... on: October 26, 2010, 04:41:27 pm
Adverse allergic reaction could have been to Antabuse -- happened to me.  Nearly died.  Had to be pumped full of corticosteroids.

Made me incoherent -- but not violently destructive. Over twenty years ago.   Nobody believed me.  Thought I was just drinking again - or crazy (I wasn't drinking at the time!)

And then again he could have been using/drinking.

I am a recovering alcoholic (and recovering **** user, among other things).  5.5+ years clean and sober. 

Yes, I can believe it.  (BTW, Charlie and I are the same age exactly.)

I hope he gets (and takes) help this time.  There is a way.

I won't say exactly how I quit, but if anybody has a problem with booze or drugs open the phone book and start looking beginning with "A".

8  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 26, 2010, 03:46:36 pm
How Did the Banks Get Away With Pledging Mortgages to Multiple Buyers?        

Washington’s Blog
Oct 27, 2010

I’ve repeatedly documented that mortgages were pledged multiple times to different buyers. See this, this and this.

In response, some people (including one of the country’s top bankruptcy lawyers) have told me they don’t buy it.

Specifically, they ask such questions as:

With a mortgage sold to two different entities, wouldn’t the income from the mortgage be shown on the books of both entities?
Was the interest/principal payments that were made by the homeowner before they stopped being divided between both entities? If so, wouldn’t this have rung alarm bells immediately?
If only one was getting it, why didn’t the other entity immediately try to foreclose?
If there was one servicer involved, was the servicer covering the difference between what was collected and the payments actually made? If so, how did the servicer do this and still remain in business?
If two servicers were involved, why didn’t this come out sooner or were both servicers hiding this fraud?
So I wrote to some of the leading experts on mortgage fraud – L. Randall Wray (economics professor), Christopher Whalen (banking expert with Institutional Risk Analytics), and William K. Black (professor of economics and law, and the senior regulator during the S & L crisis) – to seek their insight.

Chris Whalen told me:

All good points, but the short answer is that nobody may have noticed until now. The issue of substitution and other games played by servicers makes exact tracking of loans problematic. It should show up in the servicers reports and should be caught, but there are a lot of things that go on in loan servicing that nobody talks about. Until about 2006, the GSEs and banks would advance cash and would substitute, but not now. The noble practitioners you heard from are all sincere and want to believe in intelligent design.

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Whalen explained:

Prior to FAS [i.e. Financial Accounting Standards] 166/167, a defaulted loan might sit in a FNM/FRE pool for up to a year before the default was removed from the trust. The issuer would then place a new loan into the pool or “substitute” for the old loan. No purchase event was booked. The investor would never know. In fact, the issuer would keep paying interest on the original principal amount in those days. Now under FAS 166/167, the issuer must immediately repurchase the defaulted loan and take the loss less estimated recovery. That is why the pace picked up this year when it comes to repurchase demands.

You should refer your dubious and very naive friends to the case of National Bank of Keystone, WV. One of the worst failures per $ of assets in FDIC history. The management hid a Ponzi scheme in the loan servicing area for five years. Paid interest to investors with their own principal. Two auditors missed the fraud and later were sued by the FDIC acting as receiver for the dead bank. And this was a small operation. The big five are an even worse mess. Remember, when the seller of a loan and the servicer are the same, anything can happen. And it usually does.

Professor Black told me:

Double pledges (as they’re typically called, though one could pledge multiple times) are a well known fraud device. It is correct that one of the key purposes of adopting Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was to reduce the risk and frequency of this form of fraud. So, double pledges in the modern era require both (A) fraud (on the part of the borrower or purchaser) and incompetence, indifference, or corruption on the part of the original secured lender or their agents if the borrower is the fraudster or the purchasers if they are the fraudsters.

The two potential sources of fraud: A fraudulent borrower could pledge the same home as security for multiple mortgage loans. Title checks, by the lender/title insurer are so easy to conduct and so vital to protect the lender that this form of fraud is vanishingly rare. Alternatively, and far more likely, the lender could sell the mortgage to multiple buyers. Those buyers could have far lower incentives to check on prior pledges and less ability to check for prior pledges. The entity selling a loan to multiple parties (A) has a compelling incentive to hide the prior pledge(s), (B) is financially sophisticated, and
therefore more capable of deception than a homeowner, and (C) can pick who to make the multiple sales to — allowing them to select the most vulnerable targets for fraud.

Subpart (C) provides the logical transition to the second requisite for multiple pledge frauds — vulnerable victims. The characteristics they would exhibit include (A) growing massively, (B) purchasing nonprime loans without fully underwriting the quality of the loans (and quality in this context inherently requires superb “paperwork”), (C) poor internal and external controls, and (D) opaque systems that make it extremely difficult to determine the beneficial owner and locate key mortgage documents that would reveal multiple sales. Unfortunately, these four characteristics were characteristic of many purchasers of nonprime mortgages. That is why I have long stated that the process was dominated by the financial sector equivalent of “don’t ask; don’t tell.”

Bottom line: the elite bankers and the anti-regulators have been so unwilling to
find the truth that no one knows how bad these frauds became. Finding the facts
is essential and can and should be done by reviewing samples of the loans pledged or sold to Fannie and Freddie and the Fed.

And professor Wray told me that record-keeping by servicers was terrible, and pointed me to the following article from the Tampa Tribune:

Peter Bakowski, a 58-year-old former Tampa mortgage broker, has admitted orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that involved more than 30 investors and institutions and more than 150 deals, documents show.


Bakowski sold the mortgage assignments to multiple investors, promising high rates of return and using all the money he generated to “keep the scheme afloat,” according to his plea agreement.


9  General / General Discussion / Activist Post: "Martial Law, Economic Meltdown, and Executive Orders" on: October 26, 2010, 03:41:58 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Martial Law, Economic Meltdown, and Executive Orders

Kevin Hayden, Contributing Writer

Activist Post

We have all watched in predicted horror as the financial infrastructure of America has been disassembled in a predetermined fashion by the likes of Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve and other Globalists.  There are a variety of reasons why this is happening, none of which we have the power to change or alter in time to save us.  Therefore, I will focus on what is to come and how we might handle it in order to survive it.

With the Federal Reserve actually suggesting that inflation might be the cure to the weak economy, massive unemployment numbers and a crashing dollar, one has to stop and ponder.  The chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, was a child prodigy, scored a near perfect SAT score, focused his studies around the Great Depression and is a statistical genius.  So why is he so willing to abuse the Dollar and essentially sign the death warrant for America?

For several years, many prominent people have been predicting this exact scenario.  Gerald Celente, Ron Paul, Peter Schiff and others including the Web Bots Project, have detailed how this orchestrated financial implosion will occur.  Many of these “predictions” or trends analysis are from late 2009 or early 2010.  Most, if not all, are eerily starting to come true.

Bob Chapman
First 6 months of 2010, Americans will continue to live in the 'unreality' . . . the period between July and October is when the financial fireworks will begin. The Fed will act unilaterally for its own survival irrespective of any political implications.  In the last quarter of the year we could even see Martial law, which is more likely for the first 6 months of 2011.  Wall Street believes there is a 100% chance of crash in bond market, especially municipals sometime during 2010. The dollar will be devalued by the end of 2010.

Have projected that the third and final stage of the economic collapse will begin sometime in 2010. Barring some kind of financial miracle, or the complete dissolution of the Federal Reserve, a snowballing implosion should become visible by the end of this year. The behavior of the Fed, along with that of the IMF seems to suggest that they are preparing for a focused collapse, peaking within weeks or months instead of years, and the most certain fall of the dollar.

July and onward things get very strange. Revolution. Dollar dead by November 2010.  The sad fact is that many of the people currently in power are globalists or a minion thereof.  Timothy Geithner, Paul Volcker, Henry Paulson . . . these people hold some of the most powerful positions in the world but they’re not Presidents or Heads of State.  They’re not royalty.  No.

They are, however, the ones who control the money and financial policy of the United States of America.
Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws. -- Baron M.A. Rothschild
By controlling the flow and direction of money, they are free to do as they please.  A simple “divide and conquer” masquerade is offered for the peasants to consume and become distracted by.  Every week, a new diversion is offered – President Obama’s birth certificate, Republican vs. Democrat, Dancing with the Stars, Christine O’Donnell is a witch, or Lindsey Lohan enters drug rehab yet again.

The current “Tea Party” is a prime example of this divide & conquer attempt.  It should be noted, the Republican tea parties and the original Campaign for Liberty are nothing alike.  In 2007 and 2008, Ron Paul followers began a massive grassroots movement which spread like a wildfire across angry voters on both sides of the aisle.  Liberals and Conservatives stood next to each other while greeting Moderates and Extremists.  Many apathetic, disillusioned voters were so moved by the passionate speeches of Ron Paul that they began to become heavily involved in politics.  An attempt to Audit the Fed was a centerpiece, knowing that the Federal Reserve is one of the “men behind the green curtain.”  An unprecedented partnership was formed across the spectrum and the movement grew loud, demanding accountability, transparency, more freedom and an end to the current wars.

Fearing the worst, agents of the globalist banking cartel went into action.  As Rahm Emanuel, the White House spokesman, said: “You can’t let a good crisis go to waste….a crisis allows you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.”  (Such as the Patriot Act and occupying multiple countries?)  They moved their diversion tactics into high gear, with commentators on MSNBC and FOX appealing for patriotic “tea parties” across the country to unite against the banking bailout and stimulus package offered by Obama.  They did this knowing that no amount of ranting and raving by citizens would change anything and they could be left in peace to continue the takeover while the peasants waved signs and yelled at Congress.

In order for this takeover to succeed, they had to first destabilize any real resistance.  They immediately began shifting Ron Paul into the fringe category, denied him access to the primary debates and waged classic Gestapo-like warfare on the citizens who were starting to wake up.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, who now partially operates under the auspice of the Department of Homeland Security, began to demonize so-called Patriots and Constitutionalists. They needed to make sure that the wave of Ron Paul supporters – the ones who were awake and aware of who the enemy truly was – could be silenced or ignored.  They began to label Constitutionalists and Libertarians as “extremists” and categorized them as violent militia members.  This attempt went so far as to have the Missouri Intelligence Center issue a report clearly stating that vehicles displaying a Ron Paul sticker or supporters of Bob Barr, Barry Goldwater and others should be approached with caution during traffic stops, propping up the fear mongering in the law enforcement world where it could be put to good use by obediant police officers.

They knew these patriots, along with many 2nd amendment activists, disgruntled military veterans and Libertarians would be the first to resist.  And so they had to run a few headlines on the mainstream media in order to encourage moderates not to listen to them or join their ranks.

Groups such as "FreedomWorks" and the Tea Party Express began popping up all over the radar.  These were self-described groups of Tea Partiers but failed to have any ties to Ron Paul or the initial liberty movement.  In fact, many of those attending the rallies were George Bush loyalists, classic war-mongering Neocons and Corporate Republicans railing against the man.  It quickly became apparent that these groups were funded and started by shady, wealthy individuals with a political agenda who sought to capitalize on the growing movement with no respect to its origins.

The groups began propping up the likes of Sarah Palin as their mascot and focused on minor, trivial issues at rallies across the country.  They offered stereotypical sound bytes for mass media consumption and stagnate the political process with rhetoric about the welfare state, immigration and Obama.  The real enemies are now left to their own devices on Wall Street as the peasants fight among themselves over religion, gay marriage, and what Arab country should be invaded next.

This has been my own experience at a recent gun show and several tea party rallies.  Everyone I talked to said the same things, “That socialist Obama is wrecking the economy and the illegal immigrants are going to bankrupt us!  We need to throw the Democrats out of Congress and take over so we can make real change!”  This was literally the same thing that over a dozen “patriots” said to me, completely oblivious to the fact that while illegal immigration is a major problem and does cost a lot of money, it is a penny in the bucket compared to what Wall Street and the multi-national corporations are doing to us.  They fail to realize that the banking cartel owns both the Republicans and Democrats.  The globalists own the media, the newspapers, the “fair and balanced” talk shows and more.  Glenn Beck said it best,

“I could give a flying crap about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. “We’re an entertainment company,” Beck says.

Carroll Quigley, the unofficial historian for the Globalists and Elites, said in his book Tragedy and Hope: “The two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”  It should be no surprise to anyone, of course, that during his tenure as a professor at Georgetown in the 1960s, Quigley became the mentor to a young Bill Clinton.

So as more and more voters flock to these false tea party affiliate groups, their “voter angst” is quickly satiated by the waving of a Gadsden flag and yelling some coin-phrase about Socialism, all the while no real harm has come to the establishment and Wall Street.  The Globalists are free to sit back and laugh at the serfs as they complete their exit strategy, pilfering every last cent they can muster.

To use an analogy: we’re all on the Titanic with the White House at the helm of the ship.  The Globalists and banking cartel know there is an iceberg ahead – in fact, they placed it directly in our path in order to speed up the sinking process while they continued to sell worthless tickets to the life rafts.  Obama, like so many Presidents before him, was promised a VIP seat in the executive’s life boat.  But being used by the elites doesn’t seem to bother him in the slightest.  No, in fact, he happily sold his soul in order to be the first black President and make history.  I suppose we all have our price.  (There is also a long, sordid past involving his mother working for multiple CIA front organizations [micro-financing, accounting, loans, etc] and meeting his biological father in a Russian speaking class at the University of Hawaii . . . but that’s for another time and another article.)

As the bond markets quickly sour and the market tries desperately to maintain its hold, many foreign countries are already making their exit plans from the dollar; when this happens en masse, you will hear the American Economy and our way of life take its final breath.  It will very quickly lead us to a complete and utter shattering of the US Dollar.

Inflation, offered by the Federal Reserve as a solution, will rage out of control.  The bond market, already suffering severely, will be the final death blow from the multiple bubbles of the past 10 years – including the housing market, the derivatives schemes, the out-of-control spending on illegal wars, and the never-ending military-industrial-intelligence community.

As the engineered crisis swings into full global financial meltdown, we enter the classic Hegelian Dialectic method of Problem-Reaction-Solution.

Allow me to explain: The Globalists and elites have an agenda.  They already know how they want this to end, as with any engineered crisis.  Recall what Rahm Emaneul said about exploiting a crisis and it will start to unfold.  The Powers That Be create or exploit a problem, blaming it on others.  The citizens react, asking government to fix their problems, even if it means giving up certain rights or liberties.  The government offers the solution that was planned long before the crisis.

And that solution is total control and domination.  An increased military-police-state.  A cashless, unarmed society full of GMO food and mercury-laden vaccines.  Half a billion citizens dependant on the government for the next day’s meal.  We are entering 1984.  But first, the birthing pains of the new era –the New World Order.

In order to achieve this, a rock-bottom effect has to unravel, and the crashing of the US Dollar is the perfect key.  When the bond market goes, it will take municipal bonds and pensions with it.  Cities will no longer be able to employ enough workers to maintain itself.  Inflation will make food, gasoline, and other tangibles too expensive for the common peasant and riots will start.  In order to maintain their control and show force, the government will begin deploying the military into the hardest-hit cities in a support role, handling more and more of the infrastructure and traditional police duties.  The ability to do this has been laid out in carefully crafted Presidential Executive Orders.  Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are now being trained in domestic law enforcement and how to handle civil unrest, including active combat brigades on “homeland patrol.”  Imagine this scenario unfolding while the White House has the following powers:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 – allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 – allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 – allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 – allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 – allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 – allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 – allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 – designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 – allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 – allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 – allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 – specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA’s Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA’s role as a “new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.” FEMA’s powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the…
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 – grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 – assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 – created the Federal Emergency Management Agency to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An “emergency czar” was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies. The bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 – appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12919 – Collects EOs 10995, 10997, 10998, 10999, 11000, 11001, 11002, 11003, 11004, 11005 and 11051 together into one new Executive Order.
National Security Act of 1947 – allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.
1950 Defense Production Act – gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.
Act of August 29, 1916 – authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.
International Emergency Economic Powers Act – enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

We are already living on borrowed time as a Nation.  I suggest you take the advice of those people who predicted this exact scenario a decade ago and begin investing in tangibles and hard commodities.  Land, firearms, precious metals, tools, and food.

Think about the one thing that you must have and will always spend money on – food.  If you could buy 6 months of food now, imagine the return on your investment when inflation hits the grocery stores by the end of this year.  We’re already seeing it everywhere around us.  Take note and act accordingly!

We are entering a very dangerous time frame in not only our lives, but history.

Kevin Hayden is a former New Orleans police officer-turned-political activist.  He endured Hurricane Katrina and the chaos and collapse in the days following.  He currently resides in Oklahoma where he operates TruthisTreason and continues to work on local politics and education about our monetary, food and foreign policies while building an off-grid homestead.

10  The War Room / 9/11 Material & Research / Re: September 11th---The Occult Connection on: October 25, 2010, 10:30:43 pm

   Here are the following events in the phony "War on Terror" with occult, numerical significance:


10/12 (2000)---U.S.S. Cole Bombing.  A false-flag terrorist attack against the United States Navy destroyer U.S.S. Cole on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden.  17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured.  The attack occurred on Crowleymas, Aleister Crowley's 125th birthday.


9/11 (2001)---9/11.  The false-flag September 11 attacks used four commercial passenger jet airliners. Two of the airplanes, Flights 11 and 175, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others in the buildings. Both buildings imploded within two hours. A third airplane, Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth airplane, Flight 93, crashed (or was shot down) near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania.  The attacks killed 3,000 people.


10/12 (2002)---Bali Bombings.  The false-flag Bali bombings occurred on October 12th, 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The coordinated attack involved the detonation of three bombs: a backpack-mounted device carried by a suicide bomber; a large car bomb, both of which were detonated in or near popular nightclubs in Kuta; and a third much smaller device detonated outside the United States consulate in Denpasar, causing only minor damage.  The bombings killed 202 people and injured 240.  The bombings occurred on Crowleymas, Aleister Crowley's 127th birthday.

3/11 (2004)---Madrid bombings.  The false-flag Madrid train bombings consisted of a series of coordinated bombings against the commuter train system of Madrid, Spain on the morning of March 11th,  2004  The Madrid bombings occurred three days before Spain's general elections.  The bombings killed 191 people and roughly 1,800 injured. The bombing occurred 911 days after the September 11th attacks.


7/7 (2005)---London "7/7" bombing.  The false-flag London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks upon London's public transport system. Four unwitting patsies were guided to locations in the London Underground.   where three bombs were exploded.  A fourth bomb exploded an hour later on a red double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. The bombings killed 52 people and roughly 700 were injured.


11/9 (2005)---Amman, Jordan bombing.  The false-flag bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three hotels in Amman, Jordan, on November 9, 2005. The bombings killed 60 people and injured 115 others.


8/8 (2008)---an attempted U.S. war with Russia, using Georgia as a proxy. During the night of August 8th, Georgia launched a large-scale military attack against South Ossetia, in an attempt to conquer the territory.  The following day Russia reacted by deploying combat troops in South Ossetia and launching bombing raids deep into Georgia.

11  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 10:10:44 pm
The Perfect No-Prosecution Crime           

Greg Hunter
October 25, 2010

Did you know that in the aftermath of the Savings and Loan (Thrifts) scandal there were more than a thousand felony convictions of financial elites? The cost of the wrongdoing associated with the rip-off and closure of nearly 800 Thrifts cost taxpayers more than $160 billion. The current sub-prime/mortgage-backed security scandal is 40 times bigger according to Economics professor William Black. That means the size of the crime is $6.4 trillion by my calculation. Can you guess how many indictments there have been on financial elites who created this enormous mess? Zero, none, nada, zip. Yes, not one single prosecution or conviction has been started of achieved.

That is simply outrageous considering the width and breadth of the many crimes committed. There was “rampant” mortgage fraud in the loan application process according to the FBI as far back as 2004. (Click here to see one of many stories of the FBI warning of mortgage fraud) There was real estate document fraud when the original Promissory Notes and loan documents were “lost.” The Promissory Notes were required to create tens of thousands of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). No “note,” no security. That is security fraud. No security means the special IRS tax treatments for the MBS’s were fraudulently obtained. That is IRS tax fraud. Because there were no documents, the rating agencies fraudulently made up triple “A” ratings for the securities. When the whole mess blew up, big banks hired foreclosure mill law firms to create forged documents. That phony paperwork was and is being used to wrongfully remove homeowners from their property. That is foreclosure fraud.

from infowars today!

12  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:45:46 pm
Professors Black and Wray Confirm that Bear Pledged the Same Mortgage to Multiple Buyers

I have repeatedly pointed out that mortgages were pledged to multiple buyers at the same time. See this and this.

Today, in another must-read piece, economics professors William Black and L. Randall Wray confirm:

Several banks would go after the same homeowner, each claiming to hold the same mortgage (Bear sold the same mortgage over and over).
As USA Today pointed out in 2008, Bear was one of the big players in this area:

Bear Stearns was one of the biggest underwriters of complex investments linked to mortgages. Two of its hedge funds, heavily invested in subprime mortgages, folded in July.


Bear Stearns was linked to many other financial institutions, through the mortgage-backed securities it sponsored as well as through complex financial agreements called derivatives.
The Fed wasn't so much concerned that 85-year-old Bear Stearns would go bankrupt, but rather that it would take other companies down with it, causing a financial meltdown.

Alot of toxic mortgages and mortgage related assets ended up on the taxpayer's tab directly or indirectly.

13  General / General Discussion / Re: French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 07:36:13 pm
Nicolas Sarkozy 'most unpopular French President in five decades'

By Tim Finan
Last updated at 2:00 PM on 25th October 2010
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Slump: French President Nicolas Sarkozy's popularity has gone down to just 29 percent, 3 points less then September, to reach its lowest ever

A new French poll has placed Nicolas Sarkozy as the most unpopular President of the five decades since the early days of the Fifth Republic.

Ahead of another week of strikes, petrol shortages and travel delays his popularity rating plummeted at the weekend to only 29 per cent, a drop of three points since last month.

The low announced by BVA Orange L’Express was even lower than the President Sarkozy’s previous Fifth republic record of 32 per cent in 2008.

Sarkozy is polled even more unpopular than General Charles De Gaulle who oversaw the new French constitution in 1958. The General said 'Non' to British membership of the Common market, expelled US army bases, pulled France out of NATO, and refused to resign during the student revolution of May 1968.

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Charles De Gaulle, eh?
14  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:29:28 pm
And the scope of this crisis is another 2 trillion possibly, assuming the taxpayers are on the hook once again following another round of bank bailouts (not unthinkable):

Foreclosuregate Fallout: How Bad Can It Get for Wall Street?

Wednesday 20 October 2010

by: Zach Carter  |  AlterNet | Report

Foreclosure fraud is ruffling a lot of feathers on Wall Street, and while the full scope of losses remains unclear, even major banks are now acknowledging that this is a multi-billion-dollar disaster, not just a set of minor paperwork headaches.

So how bad will it get for Wall Street? There are several disaster scenarios in which the housing market simply shuts down, where the potential losses for Wall Street are simply incalculable. But even situations that do not directly rip apart the basic functioning of the mortgage system could be enough to shut down one or more big banks, creating serious trouble for the financial system, and a major test of the recent Wall Street reform bill.

JPMorgan Chase loves using its research department to push its political agenda, and the bank is currently characterizing the foreclosure fraud outbreak as a set of “process-oriented problems that can be fixed.” That puts them in the rosy optimist camp for this crisis, and they’re projecting a total of $55 billion to $120 billion in losses for the entire industry, spread out over a few years.
But take a look at the analysts’ methodology. The actual scope of losses gets drastically larger if you just change a few arbitrary assumptions.

JPMorgan’s analysts look at about $6 trillion in mortgages issued between 2005 and 2007—this is the height of the bubble, but it excludes plenty of lousy loans issued in 2003, 2004 and 2008. They then estimate defaults of $2 trillion and losses of $1.1 trillion on those defaults.


BTW, 2 trillion USD (2,000,000 million) divided by 300 million men, women and children is 6,666.66$ a piece.
15  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:24:22 pm
Mon, Oct 25 2010 at 11:54 am
Bair: Foreclosuregate Is A ****show

The Market Ticker

Hattip Zerohedge:

No **** Sherlock.

Here’s reality:

Lots of notes appear to have never been conveyed. When the MBS holders get their landsharks into this, the servicers and securitizers are screwed. Got it?  Done, baked, cooked, finished.
The only “Global Solution” is to put the institutions that did this into recievership. Right now.  BEFORE the landsharks cause a VERY disorderly collapse. We have a resolution authority.  Use it.  These institutions must be forced to eat the crap that they foisted off on pension funds and insurance companies.  If they claimed they had original endorsed paper for each loan (and they all did) and did not that is black-letter fraud.  So is selling someone paper you claim is good when you know it is not, and again, we have under-oath testimony documenting that this was done willfully and intentionally. This is fraud in the inducement against MBS holders and those who committed it must be forced to eat the consequences.
The question of fraud in the inducement against borrowers must be answered to.  This is not a “technical matter.”  Citibank’s former chief underwriter has testified under oath that he, and the rest of management, knew that 60% of production was bogus in 2006 and 80% in 2007.  These loans are avoidable under long-existing law.  You cannot create a binding contract where you have reason to know that the other party cannot perform, and long-standing law codifies this officially in terms of debts and security instruments - giving someone a loan where they retain insufficient assets and income to pay as agreed renders the security of the instrument and thus the loan avoidable.  Period!
Dodd-Frank has a consistent procedure.

It’s called RESOLUTION and you need to employ it RIGHT NOW.

16  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:22:14 pm
A European Lynch Mob Is Coming For Bank of America

Oct. 25 2010 - 1:01 am | 7,566 views | 2 recommendations | 9 comments

The BAC mess may be too much for Moynihan.

I pity CEO Brian Moynihan and the 284,000 other employees of Bank of America Corp (BAC).  That includes 15,000 Merrill Lynch brokers who are still recovering from the financial crisis and now have to explain to their clients why they work for a firm that is at the epicenter of America’s housing crisis.

Not only have they seen $80 billion in stock market value evaporate since April but they also have to suffer the humiliation of having a parent company bone-headed enough to pay $4 billion for Countrywide, the financial firm created by subprime mortgage pimp Angelo Mozilo. That mess could wind up costing BAC $50 billion, excluding legal fees and brand value deterioration. Remember Countrywide originated  $1.4 trillion in mortgages from 2005 to 2007 alone.

The latest ugly news for Bank of America is actually coming from Europe, where big institutional money managers and other mortgage securities buyers are now beginning to organize for an assault. This information comes from  John Mauldin’s, Thoughts from the Frontline Weekly Newsletter. His e-letter is a must-read for many money managers and serious investors.
This week he devotes a lot of his letter to testimony that seems to prove that big banks like Citigroup (C) and BAC were negligent and even willfully careless in underwriting subprime mortgages. He also reports on some new ominous developments brewing overseas and that law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan , which specializes in going after money center banks, has been hired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac parent, the FHFA. Below  is an excerpt of his newsletter, if you want the full version, click here.


17  General / General Discussion / Re: French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 07:14:13 pm
The Revolt Shaking France

by Ahmed Shawki
Global Research, October 25, 2010 and The Socialist Project 


Strikes and protests have spread to every corner of France as President Nicolas Sarkozy pushes for a final vote in parliament on his proposal to ‘reform’ the country's national pension system. Every day last week has seen strikes, blockades and demonstrations. Police attempted to break up blockades at oil refineries and supply facilities after weeks of oil workers and their supporters stopping fuel deliveries, but the actions frequently resumed after police left. Almost all of the country's ports are still struck – according to reports, 52 oil tankers are at anchor off the coast of Marseilles, still waiting to unload.

The biggest actions have come when the unions have called nationwide strikes, but rolling walkouts and protests continue every day. This week, police have lashed back at youth demonstrators, fighting running battles in cities around the country – with the media parroting Sarkozy's denunciations of “lawbreakers.”

Sarkozy's proposal would raise the minimum age for retirement from 60 to 62 and the age when retirees can get full benefits from 65 to 67. The measure was passed by the country's Assembly and is being considered in the Senate – a vote was scheduled for October 20, but was delayed, though the Sarkozy government insists one will take place soon. Even if the measure passes, however, more protests are already planned, including at least two nationwide strikes and days of action at the end of October and early November.

This revolt is the latest in a wave of struggles that have rocked France over more than a decade, dating back to a wave of public-sector strikes in 1995 that stopped a conservative government from imposing changes to the pension system.\


18  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:11:42 pm
Title:    The Run Upon The Bankers
Author: Jonathan Swift

The Run Upon the Bankers[1]

The bold encroachers on the deep
Gain by degrees huge tracts of land,
Till Neptune, with one general sweep,
Turns all again to barren strand.

The multitude's capricious pranks
Are said to represent the seas,
Breaking the bankers and the banks,
Resume their own whene'er they please.

Money, the life-blood of the nation,
Corrupts and stagnates in the veins,
Unless a proper circulation
Its motion and its heat maintains.

Because 'tis lordly not to pay,
Quakers and aldermen in state,
Like peers, have levees every day
Of duns attending at their gate.

We want our money on the nail;
The banker's ruin'd if he pays:
They seem to act an ancient tale;
The birds are met to strip the jays.

"Riches," the wisest monarch sings,
"Make pinions for themselves to fly;"[2]
They fly like bats on parchment wings,
And geese their silver plumes supply.

No money left for squandering heirs!
Bills turn the lenders into debtors:
The wish of Nero[3] now is theirs,
"That they had never known their letters."

Conceive the works of midnight hags,
Tormenting fools behind their backs:
Thus bankers, o'er their bills and bags,
Sit squeezing images of wax.

Conceive the whole enchantment broke;
The witches left in open air,
With power no more than other folk,
Exposed with all their magic ware.

So powerful are a banker's bills,
Where creditors demand their due;
They break up counters, doors, and tills,
And leave the empty chests in view.

Thus when an earthquake lets in light
Upon the god of gold and hell,
Unable to endure the sight,
He hides within his darkest cell.

As when a conjurer takes a lease
From Satan for a term of years,
The tenant's in a dismal case,
Whene'er the bloody bond appears.

A baited banker thus desponds,
From his own hand foresees his fall,
They have his soul, who have his bonds;
'Tis like the writing on the wall.[4]

How will the caitiff wretch be scared,
When first he finds himself awake
At the last trumpet, unprepared,
And all his grand account to make!

For in that universal call,
Few bankers will to heaven be mounters;
They'll cry, "Ye shops, upon us fall!
Conceal and cover us, ye counters!"

When other hands the scales shall hold,
And they, in men's and angels' sight
Produced with all their bills and gold,
"Weigh'd in the balance and found light!"

[Footnote 1: This poem was printed some years ago, and it should seem, by the late failure of two bankers, to be somewhat prophetic. It was therefore thought fit to be reprinted.--_Dublin Edition_, 1734.]

[Footnote 2: Solomon, Proverbs, ch. xxiii, v. 5.]

[Footnote 3: Who, in his early days of empire, having to sign the sentence of a condemned criminal, exclaimed: "Quam vellem nescire litteras!" Suetonius, 10; and Seneca, "De Clementia,", cited by Montaigne, "De l'inconstance de nos actions."--_W. E. B._]

[Footnote 4: Daniel, ch. v, verses 25, 26, 27, 28.--_W. E. B._]

[The end]
Jonathan Swift's poem: Run Upon The Bankers

19  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Re: Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 07:08:43 pm
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Updated:  Scroll down for VIDEO - Bill Black with Max Keiser.


This is a beauty.  Are you listening Sheila Bair.

Bill Black says that the FASB 157 Hour Of Power, and delusion, is over.  Banks are still insolvent.  The Fed is complicit.  Put the banks with the most fraud into government receivership, sack management teams, investigate, find the hidden balance sheet secrets, then prosecute.

"Foreclosure fraud is the only thing standing between banks and Armageddon.  The financial media treats Bank of America as if it were a legitimate bank rather than a "vector" spreading the mortgage fraud epidemic throughout much of the Western world."

By William K. Black

Foreclose on the Fraudsters, Part 1: Put Bank of America in Receivership

The lenders, officers, and professional that directed, participated in, and profited from the fraudulent loans and securities should be prevented from causing further damage to the victims of their frauds, through fraudulent foreclosures.

The banks that are foreclosing on fraudulently originated mortgages frequently cannot produce legitimate documents... Now, only fraud will let them take the homes. Many of the required documents do not exist, and those that do exist would provide proof of the fraud that was involved in loan origination, securitization, and marketing. This in turn would allow investors to force the banks to buy-back the fraudulent securities. In other words, to keep the investors at bay the foreclosing banks must manufacture fake documents.... Foreclosure fraud is the only thing standing between the banks and Armageddon.


20  The War Room / 9/11 Material & Research / September 11th---The Occult Connection on: October 25, 2010, 07:05:07 pm


      If one considers the multitude of numerically significant markers connected to Aleister Crowley, the certainty of occult influence in the events of 9/11 must be concluded. Each of the plane numbers involved in the 9/11 incident refer directly to the prime numbers of Crowley's system.  The numbers of the flights are respectively: 11, 77, 93, 175.  Aleister Crowley wrote about each of these numbers specifically, and emphasized their importance as shown below:


"Firstly", 11 is the number of Magick in itself. It is therefore suitable to all types of operation.

"Secondly", it is the sacred number par excellence of the new Aeon. As it is written in the Book of the Law:

"...11, as all their numbers who are of us."1


The sublime and supreme septenary in its mature magical manifestation through matter...written in Hebrew Ayin Zayin (OZ)...Capricornus, the Devil of the Tarot; which is the picture of the Goat of the Sabbath on an altar.2   

77 also represents half of the formulation of sexual magic in both the O.T.O. and the Kabbalah.3  It is also the 77 infernal names of the Devil in The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey.4 


The cabalistic gematria5 values of the Greek words Thelema (Will), Agape (Love) and, Aiwass6 in Crowley's magical system equate to the number 93.   

"The matter is of extreme importance; because Aiwass in dictating The Book of the Law repeatedly makes use of correspondences in Greek, such as Thelema, Will, 93 --- Agape, Love, 93. 718 = Stele 666, and so on...Thus his own name spelt in Hebrew has the value 93."7


Liber 175 in Crowley's magical system is a ritual used to invoke any deity by adoration.   

      "There are three main methods of invoking any deity:

      The first method consists of devotion to that deity... being mainly  mystical in character, they may not be dealt with in this place, especially  as a perfect instruction exists in Liber 175.

for the entire article:

21  General / General Discussion / Re: French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 06:59:08 pm
City drowning in rubbish: 10,000 TONS of waste pile up on streets of Marseilles in chilling echo of British 'winter of discontent'
By Peter Allen
Last updated at 7:58 PM on 25th October 2010
Industrial action is costing country up to £350 million a day

Nearly 10,000 tons of rubbish has piled up in the streets of Marseilles as French strikes and blockades continued.

All of the country's 12 oil refineries remained closed today after nearly two weeks of industrial action which is costing the country up to £350 million a day.

During the disruption French President Nicolas Sarkozy's opinion poll ratings have collapsed and he is now the least popular leader in the history of the Fifth Republic.

Demonstrators restored their blockade at France's biggest refinery of Fos-sur-Mer, Marseilles, following last week’s clearing of their demonstration by CRS riot police.

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22  General / General Discussion / Re: French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 06:52:59 pm
Memo From Paris
French Unions at Critical Point as Strikes Continue

Philippe Laurenson/Reuters
An emergency flare silhouettes a striking employee during a blockade by dockers and refinery workers at the entrance of a fuel depot in Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseille.

Published: October 25, 2010
PARIS — The French strikes and demonstrations over a proposed increase in the retirement age have lasted for weeks and attracted wide sympathy in a society whose work force is less than 10 percent unionized. But the proposal will soon become law, setting the stage for confrontations with France’s unions, which continue to starve the country of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products, and are pressing for demonstrations afterward.

It will be a treacherous moment for most of the players in French politics, not least of all the unions themselves. The outcome is likely to set the tone for the many similar conflicts that are sure to arise in future years as the government seeks to deal with a budget deficit by scaling back generous social welfare provisions the state can no longer afford.

President Nicolas Sarkozy insists he will not back down, and in fact wants to contrast his firmness with the weakness of governments that have let the “democracy of the street” overrule that of an elected Parliament.

If he does persevere, the unions — by continuing futile demonstrations that only annoy French drivers, businessmen, and tourists and have cost France $557 million to date — risk displaying their historical weakness, rather than their strength.


23  The Economy / Financial Crisis Forum / U.S. Inflation-Indexed 5-year Bonds sell at NEGATIVE YIELD FOR FIRST TIME EVER! on: October 25, 2010, 06:49:00 pm
Auction at negative yield still draws demand

 By Annalyn Censky, staff reporterOctober 25, 2010: 4:53 PM ET

NEW YORK ( -- For the first time ever, the government auctioned off 5-year inflation-indexed Treasuries at a negative yield Monday, as investors bet rising prices will be an issue in the next five years.

For more than three weeks, bond traders have focused on forecasts that the Fed will announce a second major round of asset purchases in November in an effort to stimulate the American economy.

1Email Print CommentAnd during a $10 billion auction of 5-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, at a negative 0.55% yield, it was clear bond traders think the Fed will be successful at spurring inflation, said Kim Rupert, a fixed income analyst with Action Economics.

So why would bond traders opt for negative returns?


24  General / General Discussion / Re: French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 06:44:05 pm
Mods, I guess this would more properly belong in "Int'l. news".  Feel free to move it.  I just didn't see the subforum heading.


25  General / General Discussion / French Protests against NWO-style "austerity" cuts costing France up to 560M/day on: October 25, 2010, 06:40:05 pm
Strikes cost France hundreds of millions a day, minister says

By the CNN Wire Staff
October 25, 2010 -- Updated 1415 GMT (2215 HKT)


NEW: Strikers stop blocking fuel depots and go back to work at some refineries
Protests against pension reform have cost the country $280 to $560 million a day, Christine Lagarde says
The costs include fuel shortages, lost foreign investment, and damage to the country's reputation, she says
Unions have been fighting a government plan to raise the retirement age to 62

Paris, France (CNN) -- Strikes in France cost the country 200 to 400 million euros ($280 to $560 million) per day, plus "immaterial" and "moral" damages, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said Monday.

French workers staged a series of rolling strikes and demonstrations this month and last month against government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, among other pension reforms.

Lagarde's estimate covers a period of nearly two weeks, since rolling strikes began on October 12, a finance ministry spokesman told CNN, and takes in the fuel crisis, the deterioration of the country's image, and the impact on foreign investment.

She was speaking with French broadcaster Europe 1.


26  The Economy / ForeclosureGate / Mortgage Backed Securities: the BIG Story the MSM is not shouting about! on: October 25, 2010, 06:32:54 pm
One Mess That Can’t Be Papered Over

GRETCHEN MORGENSON, On Saturday October 23, 2010, 4:49 pm EDT

LAWYERS representing delinquent homeowners have been shouting for years about documentation problems in residential mortgages. Now that their complaints have gained traction with investors, attorneys general and some state court officials, the question of consequences looms large.

Is the banks’ sloppy paperwork a matter of simple technicalities that are relatively easy to cure, as the banks contend? Or are there more far-reaching consequences for banks and the institutions that bought mortgage-backed securities during the mania?

Oddly enough, the answer to both questions may be yes.

According to real estate lawyers, most banks that have gotten into trouble because they didn’t produce proper proof of ownership in foreclosure proceedings can probably cure these deficiencies. But doing so will be costly and time-consuming, requiring banks to comb through every mortgage assignment and secure proper signatures at each step of the way — and it surely will take much longer than a few weeks, as banks have contended.


27  The War Room / 9/11 Material & Research / U.S. Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers for 9/11 Truth on: September 13, 2010, 07:01:13 pm
28  General / General Discussion / 18 dead in Kashmir now from Quran-burning protests on: September 13, 2010, 06:40:16 pm
18 dead amid Kashmir protests against India
U.S.From Mukhtar Ahmad, CNN
September 13, 2010 -- Updated 1718 GMT (0118 HKT)

Protests against Indian control rage on, along with protests over Quran-burning plans
Two missionary schools, many government buildings burned
Death toll since June 11 stands at 89

Srinagar, India (CNN) -- Indian-administered Kashmir witnessed widespread violence Monday that killed 18 people and left 80 wounded, some of them critically.

Pro-independence mobs defied a round-the-clock curfew to stage protests against India and against a Florida pastor's now-canceled plans to burn the Quran, leading to fierce clashes with Indian security forces.

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29  General / General Discussion / Re: When Will We All Need to Carry Identity Papers? on: September 01, 2010, 02:26:10 am
Many states already have laws making it illegal not to produce identification if an officer of the law asks for it.  Now, state ID's are not NationalID, but as more and more states kow-tow to the federal government's  demands that they share databases for things like drivers information in order to receive matching highway funds, and as unscrupulous pol.'s capitulate (like das Govinator in Cah-lee-faw-nee-yah, my state of legal residence), state ID's will become de facto National ID anyway for all practical purposes, if not in name.

National ID -- it's coming in the back door.  Slowly.


If I lived in a state that hadn't already signed on to "cross" databases, I would fight it tooth and nail.  This is where the fight is.

The next step is the personal lo-Jack RFID suppository, and I heard it's a big one.
30  Mass Mind Control / Social Engineering / Mind Control / Re: Zombies, cowards, and self-appointed know-it-alls on: August 30, 2010, 06:54:02 pm
I've got one of those self-appointed know-it-alls:  I call him my step-father.

He's totally drunk the Obamanoid/Gore-Global-hot-air cool-aid.

I actually knew already it wasn't my fault in that case.  But yeah, don't get frustrated. We're working against a multi-billion dollar propaganda machine with decades or more of experience.  It's going to be an uphill climb.
31  General / General Discussion / Re: Why the Republican-hijacked "Tea Party" movement has become a pathetic joke! on: August 30, 2010, 06:43:52 pm
I'm glad I already had breakfast.  But agreed.

(If only that maxim were enforced!)
32  General / General Discussion / Re: What We Know About Michael Enright, The Alleged Slasher Of The Muslim Cabbie on: August 27, 2010, 05:19:41 pm
"He's such a nice boy.  He used to mow my lawn."

Good Christian boys can do some pretty strange and awful things.

In any event, I think it is clear he is working for the globalists who have planned this whole mosque business as yet another way to divide and conquer.

He is either CIA, an asset, or a (controlled?  mind controlled?) operative as some have suggested, though I ten to be skeptical of the latter.

He is clearly not what he appears to be:  Christian or Islamophobe.
33  General / General Discussion / Re: What We Know About Michael Enright, The Alleged Slasher Of The Muslim Cabbie on: August 27, 2010, 01:04:27 am
Yes, this is a bizarre story. This guy was up to no good, but not at all the way people think -- serious agent provocateur (MK Ultra?)  Gotta be working for the globalists trying to use this engineered crisis/conflict on both sides.  This thing is dirty all the way around.  This guy was not some lone Islamophobe.  Not even sure I buy the idea he was drunk.  That's just what the cops say anyway, and they seem to be the ones weaving the tale.

This thing stinks.
34  General / General Discussion / Re: What Is Your Line In The Sand? on: August 24, 2010, 02:41:19 am
Micro-chipping is way beyond my line.

Yes, forced vaccinations and forced full body scanners are where I think I draw the line right now for me and my family.

Uncle Sam,

Vaccinate this!
Scan this!

(not my ****, my government)

Go, scan/vaccinate yourselves.

Show us what you got.

You go first, guys.

35  The Wall / Off Topic / Whining / Re: Dinosaurs found on Papua New Guinea on: August 23, 2010, 09:43:46 pm
Maybe, that is the source of the legend of the "Rok", of Islamic lore.
36  The Wall / Off Topic / Whining / Re: Dinosaurs found on Papua New Guinea on: August 23, 2010, 08:16:55 pm

Call me a sucker, but I can believe it. Bizarre.
37  The Wall / Off Topic / Whining / Re: Dinosaurs found on Papua New Guinea on: August 23, 2010, 07:35:45 pm
So, it's not just casowaries you have to watch out for there?

Cannibals and dragons.  Scary place.  Still, looks quite beautiful in pictures.
38  General / Introductions / Re: Hey, OI, why did no one tell me about this? on: August 23, 2010, 06:39:14 pm
icke --

I checked it out over the weekend to get news of the server crash or whatever it was.  It's kinda good it's around, but I don't want to subscribe -- fifty bucks a year.

Sort of a free-for-all, too.  That's why I like PPF.  There is a need for focus, too, IMO.  it is a difficult balance to strike, but someone has to tack the other course, I think.

GLP and abovetopsecret are great, too, but too many loose cannons.
39  General / Introductions / Re: Geolib in da house! on: August 23, 2010, 06:34:08 pm
Hello, Geolib.

Looks like we're all back here again.
40  General / Ridiculous News / Oddball Stuff / Re: Pastor Plans 'Burn a Koran Day'—September 11 on: August 23, 2010, 07:27:42 am
They sound like they are all "fruits".  It sounds pretty "nuts" to me.

(And I lived in California for years.  What the heck is going on there in FLA?)

"Ground Zero Mosque" -- now this.  Sure are getting the neoconned all fired up.

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